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

To subscribe call (877) 947-0792 or visit

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 or (866) 619-0841.

To subscribe, call (877) 947-0792 or visit

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

ARC Scholarship Competition
We are now accepting entries to the 2014 ARC Scholarship Competition. We will be giving out yet another $30,000 in scholarship funds to students attending ARC Approved ™ Atelier and Academy Schools during the 2014 / 2015 school year. The Art Renewal Center has awarded over $200,000 in student scholarships to date. Entries will be received throughout the month of May, from now through May 31.

To view the prospectus, click here.

To view a list of ARC Approved Schools, click here.

2nd Place 2013 Scholarship Winner
Teresa by Sarah Margaret Gibson

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Second Edition William Bouguereau Raisonné
The Art Renewal Center® is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Catalog Raisonné and Biography on William Bouguereau, the first edition concluded a 30 year effort by a small determined team of 19th Century Art experts, set to fill the void of information on Bouguereau, one of history’s greatest masters after a century of misinformation. The new features of the second edition include 56 replacement images in Volume II, many of which have gone from black and white to color, updated provenance information also in Volume II and an additional chapter on the history of Bouguereau’s iconic painting Nymphs and Satyr written by Kara Lysandra Ross.

To order now, click here.

Also, for the first time Volume I has been published independently from the two volume set.

To order the single volume alone, click here.

Posted May 1st, 2014

BACAA Workshops

Figure Study by Stephen Early
The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier will be hosting a number of exciting workshops this spring and summer. Ted Seth Jacobs will be teaching an exclusive workshop in France, June 2nd – July 3rd for which there are only two spots left. Other workshops being offered in the spring and summer include: Stephen Early Figure Painting Workshop, July 7 – July 18, Graydon Parrish Workshop on Form Painting and Color Theory, July 21 – August 1, Michael Grimaldi and Dan Thompson Workshop on Advanced Artistic Anatomy, August 4 – 8, and Juliette Aristides will be teaching a Figure Painting Workshop from August 11 – 22.
To view more information and to sign up for courses, click here.

Posted April 30th, 2014

Tony Pro: Real Cowboys
ARC Living Master ™ Tony Pro has been working on this special project as a means of showing the real faces of contemporary cowboys, especially the faces of cowboys and ranchers in Long Valley. In all there will be approximately ten paintings shown which will include a few of the youths, their parents and their grandparents from the region. This will discount the certain myths of what “real cowboys” truly look like. The show opens on May 1, 2014.

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts – 2200 South State Street, Mt. Carmel, Utah

To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.

The Wrangler by Tony Pro

Posted April 29th, 2014

Another Scholarship Competition

Portrait of Anne-Marie
by Richard Greathouse
The Florence Academy of Art will be hosting a summer scholarship contest where they are offering both accommodations and a workshop of the winners choice. The artist may choose from Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portraiture, Still life, Landscape, Perspective, or Sculpture.

The deadline is May 23, 2014, so don’t miss out on your chance to be creative and inspired by the art and culture of Florence, Italy.

For more information, click here.

Posted April 24th, 2014

Opportunity to Study with ARC Living Master™
ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore will be teaching a 5 day workshop, “Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photograph”. Light is the ultimate designer and the focus of this intensive course. The essentials of painting; design, value structure, color and exquisite paint quality will all be explored. You will learn how to control light, key your paintings and create good value structures so that you can achieve the specific feeling or mood you are after to fill your paintings with light and energy.
Winter Storm Clearing by Peter Fiore
2010/11 ARC Salon – 1st Place Landscape
The workshop is open to all skill levels and will be held near Peter’s home and studio in Milford, PA.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Posted April 23rd, 2014

New ARC Living Master™ Tony Pro

Thoughts of Whistler by Tony Pro
Pro’s influences are the likes of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and Philip Alexius de Laszlo. The California Impressionists such as Edgar Payne and Guy Rose played a large role in Pro’s understanding of outdoor light. Since 2005, Pro has enjoyed a successful career as both a gallery artist and portrait artist with paintings hanging in private and public collections around the world including the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California, and the San Antonio Mission Historical Museum. He is currently an adjunct Professor of Art at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California where he maintains his working studio and had a mid-career retrospective of his works in November of 2013. He is also a Signature Member of the prestigious California Art Club.

To view his new gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted April 22nd, 2014

Christie’s NY Major Sale
Christie’s NY will be holding their important 19th century painting sale on April 28. The preview will be open to the public starting on April 25th. The sale will include works by Jean-François Millet, William Bouguereau, Jean Béraud, Jehan Georges Vibert, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Rudolph Ernst, and others. The auction will consist of 72 lots. Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again.

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.

Women at the Fountain
by Frederick Arthur Bridgman
To view the online catalogue, click here.

Posted April 21st, 2014

Richard MacDonald Exhibition at the MEAM

Sculpture by Richard MacDonald
ARC Living Master™ Richard MacDonald, specializing in sculptures of ballerinas and acrobats and closely linked to the Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Ballet of London, will visit Barcelona this spring invited by the MEAM (European museum of Modern Art). It will be the first time he has exhibited his work in Spain. This anthological show, which will cover his 25 year career, can be seen on the first floor and in the courtyard of the MEAM. The exhibit will include a wide-ranging vision of this master’s work, considered a reference of figurative sculpture internationally.
April 30 – June 15, 2014, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern – Barra de Ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

The MEAM is an ARC Allied Organization™. To learn more about our Allied Organizations, click here.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, click here.

Posted April 18th, 2014