Angel Academy Exhibition
ARC Approved™ Angel Academy of Art will be hosting their student exhibition this weekend. The show opens this Friday June 6th from 18:30 – 20:30 but the exhibition will continue on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 14:00 on Sunday.
By Savannah Tate Cuff
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Posted June 2nd, 2014

New Allied Organization™
In 2007 Western Art Collector became the first magazine to provide nationwide coverage of upcoming shows and auctions showcasing Western art. With the goal of bringing together galleries, living Western artists and collectors, Western Art Collector previews all of the must-attend events before they take place.
Every month Western Art Collector previews upcoming gallery shows, museum exhibitions and auctions to keep collectors informed of what’s happening in today’s Western art market. In addition to the monthly previews, look for special sections dedicated to highly collectible genres of Western art including landscapes, cowboys, still life, wildlife and sculpture. The magazine also provides destination guides with up-to-date and insightful information on seasonal art markets around the company.

For information on advertising contact the Marketing Team at coordinator@americanartcollector.com or (866) 619-0841.

To view more on this and other allied organizations, click here.

Posted May 30th, 2014

New ARC Living Master™
Ardith Starostka has been receiving regular awards and honors for her work since 2000. In addition to being an Art Renewal Center Living Master™, Starostka is an International Guild of Realism-Signature Member and has affiliations to the Portrait Society of America, American Society of Traditional Artists, and the Oil Painters of America. Her work appears in many public collections including The White House, Washington, D.C., The Blair House, Washington, D.C., The Wright Brothers Museum, Nagshead, NC, Cessna Aircraft, Inc, Wichita, KS, The Decorative Arts, Collection Museum, Wichita, KS, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, and St. Greggory the Great Seminary, NE. Her poetic and beautiful works resonate with a sense of timelessness.

To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.


Wallflower by Ardith Starostka

Posted May 29th, 2014

New Allied Organization™
The Da Vinci Initiative, part of a 501C3, nonprofit, educational foundation, is a mission for visual literacy in our contemporary world. With a focus on K-12 public and private schools, the goal of this project is to provide skill-based learning in art education in order to deepen the understanding and applications of the visual language that surrounds us. The Da Vinci Initiative believes that art can be taught and that teaching skills enhances student creativity. Teaching realist based art skills such as those implemented by Da Vinci and Michelangelo not only aligns with current educational research that other subjects currently embrace, but it also enhances the number of choices students can make when creating their own work. Like teaching rhythm, tempo, and scales in music class so that a student has many tools to express themselves through music, so too is there a need for a skill-based education in the visual arts. By learning solid draftsmanship, color theory, paint handling skills, perspective, etc. students can expand their own toolbox for visual expression. The Da Vinci Initiative’s aim is to enhance visual literacy for both teachers and students with the following programs:

Classroom Resources: The Da Vinci Initiative is developing a series of educational videos and K-12 lesson plans. These lesson plans intend to both train teachers who may be unfamiliar with certain technical art skills, and provide a direct learning experience for K-12 students in art classrooms. These resources will be made available online for homeschooling parents as well as adults interested in learning skill-based art methods and techniques.

Outreach: The Da Vinci Initiative will send ambassadors to teacher conferences to share with teachers about skill-based learning methods and expose them to lesson plans that will challenge their students in new ways.

Professional Development: The Da Vinci Initiative will provide scholarship funds to teachers to attend courses that will teach them the advanced technical art skills they may not have had an opportunity to learn during their teacher training.

To view the Da Vinci Initiative website, click here.
To donate to the Da Vinci Initiative, click here.
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Posted May 28th, 2014

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) Scholarships
LAAFA will be giving scholarships to students accepted into their 3-Year Fine or Entertainment Art Program and 18-Month Foundational Track for Fall 2014. Scholarships are between $500 and $2000 annually and are based on both merit and need. LAAFA is looking for students who demonstrate a commitment in being immersed in the use of the figure as it pertains to representation in the fields of drawing, painting and entertainment art.

Students must submit all required admissions documents and financial application for review. All scholarship rewards are applied quarterly to tuition only. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.80 to receive their scholarship benefits.

Students must apply and submit all required paperwork by July 1, 2014.

Accepted students and scholarship will be announced on July 15th.

International students may apply.

For more information please contact admissions@laafa.org or click here.

Posted May 27th, 2014

The ARC 2013/2014 Salon Results Announced
ARC is pleased to present the winners of the 2013/2014 International Salon Competition.
With an approximate 2200 entries this year by over 1,000 artists, the 2013/2014 ARC Salon competition was more competitive then ever. This year we have accepted 685 finalists, which is the top 31% of works submitted.

This year we have given out 14 purchase awards, the value of the paintings totaling over $140,000. This is in addition to the $40,000 + in cash prizes and the production of the DVD, valued at $25,000.


Best in Show Winner – Adrift by Jeremy Lipking
Look to the future weeks and months for full coverage of the ARC Salon Winners on ARC as well as in the Epoch Times, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, and articles on specific winners in Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Western Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine and perhaps in other venues as well. The ARC Salon continues to grow every year with greater and more diversified publicity and a continual increase in the number of artists entering. We are approaching the start of our 11th annual ARC Salon Competition, scheduled for 2014/2015. This is sure to be our largest competition yet with the largest amount of cash awards and publicity to date. Placing as a top winner will certainly give an artist his or her big break in the field. We will be accepting entries from October 1, 2014 through the beginning of 2015. If you are an artist, don’t miss out on your chance to compete.
To view the results, click here.

To pre-order the 10th Annual ARC Salon Catalogue at a special pre-order price, click here.

Posted May 24th, 2014

ARC Scholarship Reminder
The deadline for entries for the 2014 ARC Scholarship Competition is rapidly approaching. Please be sure to inform any individuals who wish to continue their studies of this opportunity.

ARC Scholarships must be used at an ARC Approved School. The full list of schools can be found by clicking here.

Since 2001 ARC has given out well over $200,000 in scholarship fund to students attending ARC Approved™ Schools. This year we will be awarding yet another $30,000.

Baptism of Christ by Roger Long
First Place 2013 Scholarship Competition

Posted May 22nd, 2014

New ARC Allied Organization™
International Artist magazine is known as the publication written by artists for artists around the world. Launched in 1998 as a tool to help artists share their advice, the publication includes practical know-how and information designed to fit into the working methods and styles of each artist. Many of the best artists working today appear in the pages of International Artist, leading to their work to be exposed to a worldwide audience of readers.
In each bimonthly issue of International Artist, readers can journey inside artist studios and learn their techniques and methods for creating dynamic works of art. The artists share the thought processes behind their creative methods and reveal their painting techniques through stage-by-stage demonstrations and carefully written narratives.

To view more on this and other ARC Allied Organizations™, click here.

Posted May 21st, 2014

New ARC Approved™ Academy School

Barcelona Academy of Art
Cast Program
Barcelona Academy of Art aims at teaching drawing, painting and sculpting using a complete curriculum and teaching methods stemming from the classic- realistic tradition. Its methodology originated in the Renaissance and was brought back to life by the academic ateliers of the late 19th century (in particular, by great painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat and Carolus-Durán).
Barcelona Academy of Art is not an art preparatory academy, but an alternative to state universities of Fine Arts. Our highly specialized training brings students from around the world together. The academy is aimed at a public interested in painting, drawing and sculpting following the traditional ways, while remaining within the parameters of figurative and realist representation. Through practical and comprehensive materials and methods stemming from nearly forgotten academicism, students will strengthen their knowledge as future artists so as to continue creating contemporary art in our time.


To view their new page on ARC, click here.

Posted May 20th, 2014

New Book in ARC Store
ARC Living Master™ Ted Seth Jacobs has written a definitive reference for both the professional as well as the art student. A true dictionary of human form, it provides a complete analysis and explanation of every exterior part of the human body.

Lavishly illustrated with over 2500 drawings and diagrams, this is an essential reference for those serious about painting or drawing in the realistic style.

To order now, click here.

Posted May 19th, 2014

New ARC Living Artist™ Faripour Forouhar
Faripour Forouhar’s home is in New England but he grew up in the high mountains of Middle Asia. He travels to the Rockies, Alps and Andes and the shore lines in the USA and Europe yearly for his painting.
The End of the Day by Faripour Forouhar
He studied painting in Teheran University School of Fine Arts during college years. Later, he studied with the late Edgar Whitney from Pratt NYC and completed courses in The Grand Central Academy of Fine Art, NYC. He shares his experiences with other painters regularly. He is a scholar in the field of art and visual perception and has a deep interest in the evolution of painting throughout history.

He is an exhibiting artist in the following organizations; the New Britain Museum of American Art, elected exhibiting artist of Rockport Art Assoc., North Shore Art Assoc. Oil Painters of America, Beaux-Arts Realiste, Canada, Gallery on the Green, and the New Britain Art League.

To view his new gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted May 16th, 2014

Another Scholarship Opportunity

The Fox Stole by Ryan Brown
The Center for Academic Study & Naturalist Painting (CAS) will be hosting a scholarship competition with a deadline of May 30th. Located in Springville, Utah, they are giving away free tuition for a month to one lucky winner, and two prizes of free tuition to attend a workshop at the CAS.

For more information, click here.

Posted May 15th, 2014

New ARC Allied Organization™
American Fine Art Magazine is a bimonthly fine art publication providing comprehensive coverage on the market for 19th- and 20th-century historic American art. Unlike other fine art publications that review events, American Fine Art Magazine is unique in providing previews of upcoming gallery shows, art fairs and events, museum exhibitions, and auctions of historic American art before they take place.

Inside the pages of this publication are art market insights from industry experts including gallery owners, curators, dealers and appraisers. The knowledge these insiders share allows collectors to stay up-to-date on market trends and provides them with the information they need to acquire works of art. The magazine is published by International Artist Publishing and has become art collectors’ “bibles” for their respective genres.

For advertising information contact Joshua Rose at (866) 619-0841 or Advertising@AmericanFineArtMagazine.com.

To subscribe call (877) 947-0792 or visit www.AmericanFineArtMagazine.com.

To view more about American Art Collector and our other Allied Organizations, click here.

Posted May 14th, 2014

Grand Central Academy Still Life Competition
The Grand Central Academy is holding a Still Life Competition from July 27 – August 1, 2014.

Finalists will compete for 48 hours over 6 days to paint a still life. Participants will be allowed to bring a number of objects for their painting, but the judges will also unveil one or two objects that everyone must add to their composition. The GCA will provide easels, tabourets and identical still life set ups. Finalists are asked to bring their own painting materials and a set of still life objects.

The competition is open to all artists. Students and professionals, young and old, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is June 1, 2014.

For more information, click here.

Posted May 13th, 2014

New ARC Allied Organization™
American Art Collector, which celebrated its milestone 100th issue in February 2014, is a monthly national magazine written to bring together galleries, living representational artists and active art collectors. Since the beginning almost nine years ago, American Art Collector has provided previews of upcoming gallery exhibitions and first looks at new work available by some of today’s leading artists.
With a strong online presence, the magazine boasts nearly 70,000 followers on its Facebook page and a Virtual Version of its publication that is delivered free to subscribers approximately 10 days before the printed magazine hits newsstands.

For information on advertising in American Art Collector contact the Marketing Team at coordinator@americanartcollector.com or (866) 619-0841.

To subscribe, call (877) 947-0792 or visit www.americanartcollector.com/subscribe.php.

To view more about American Art Collector and our other Allied Organizations, click here.

Posted May 12th, 2014

Pre-Order the 2013/2014 International ARC Salon Catalogue
With an approximate 2200 entries this year by over 1,000 artists, the 2013/2014 ARC Salon competition was steeper then ever. This year we have accepted 685 finalists, which are the top 31% of works submitted.

About this publication:

  • over 200 pages
  • 685 color plates (all the works that qualified as a finalist)
  • An essay about the top winners

To order now, click here.

The price will increase once the winners are announced.

Winners will be announced within the next two weeks.

Posted May 9th, 2014

New ARC Associate Living Master™
Born in 1972 in Moscow, Russia, Olga Rybakova learned how to paint in an art studio as a childhood. Rybakova drew nature in the open air and drew animals at the zoo winning an art competition while at school. After studying at an institute, she began working in the computer graphics industry. For 11 years Rybakova made backgrounds for games, characters, websites, 3D and 2D animation, works on TV, advertising, supervised the production of animated films, and organized a computer graphics studio. Then Rybakova decided that she did everything that she desired in the field of CGI, and wanted to move on to something new. Rybakova wanted to paint in oil on canvas as did the old Dutch masters.
The Envoy from the Future
by Olga Rybakova
She started to study how to layer paint to add fullness and richness to her finished works and in 2000 did her first master copy. She then went on to learn how to add additional layers to her painting in a seven-layer painting technique which she still uses in her work today.

To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted May 8th, 2014

Why Realism? Published in Epoch Times

Out in the Cold by Léon Bazile Perrault
ARC Chairman Frederick C. Ross’s most recent speech, Why Realism?, is being published in the Epoch Times online and in their printed paper in eleven parts.

“Without a common language, there is no communication and no understanding, and that holds true as well for fine art. It also must communicate in a similar way to spoken and written languages, which have the uniquely human purpose of describing the world in which we live, and how we feel about every aspect of life and living.”

To read the first part published in the Epoch Times, click here.

Posted May 7th, 2014

New ARC Associate Living Master™
Vicki Sullivan is an Australian Realist painter who focuses on portraiture.

She is a member of Portrait Artists Australia and the Melbourne Society of Women Sculptors and Painters founded in 1902, has participated in National and International exhibitions with her portraits, and has been a finalist in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Art Renewal Center International Salon Competitions.

She has studied art in Australia and at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy.


Waiting in the Old China Café
by Vicki Sullivan
Vicki believes art is a wonderful universal vehicle for communication which can capture a moment in time of human life and evoke an awareness of something deeper, something beyond the surface of our everyday existence.

To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted May 6th, 2014

Studio Incamminati Annual Scholarships

Still Life with Japanese Fan
by Dian Paramita, 2nd year student
In addition to the ARC Scholarship Competition, Studio Incamminati will be hosting their own Scholarship event. Studio Incamminati offers $2,000 to $5,000 annually in individual scholarships to artists enrolled in its Professional Program. Also available are the Maggie Price and Urania Christy Tarbet Scholarships, each worth $5,000, sponsored by Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., and the Dr. Alan Kwon and Mrs. Ruth Miller Scholarship.
Overall criteria for the successful applicant includes: quality of work, artistic potential, commitment to becoming an artist and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship money is applied only to tuition, not for materials, housing or any other expenses. Applications, which must include a separate Financial Aid Information Sheet, are due May 31.

To view more information, click here.

Posted May 5th, 2014