Upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition

Reflections by Donald Clapper
75 international Realist artists will showcase their latest masterworks at Gallery 1261 located on 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204. This represents one of the largest Realism shows ever displayed for this genre in the west.
The International Guild of Realism’s eleventh annual gallery show will open with a gala reception Friday, August 26th from 6 – 9 PM at the gallery’s downtown Denver location. Over 35 of the artists will be in attendance including artists from Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada.

The show will run until September 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit http://gallery1261.com/html_shows/16-igor/.

Posted August 17th, 2016

Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece
Completed when he was just twenty-three years old, Rembrandt’s Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver has long been recognized as the artist’s first masterpiece. The painting will be shown in the United States for the first time alongside a number of early self-portraits that show the young Rembrandt at the time he painted the panel, and two dozen etchings and drawings by the artist that show the development of his narrative style.
The exhibition runs until September 18, 2016 at the Morgan Library – 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

To learn more, please visit our events page.

Posted August 17th, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master™
We are pleased to welcome David Cheifetz as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™.

David is an internationally acclaimed and collected artist. A former architect, David began learning to paint in 2007 at the classical Schuler School of Fine Art and in 2009 made the transition to full time art.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted August 16th, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Gabriel Picart as an ARC Associate Living Master™.

Gabriel Picart was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1962, where he still lives and works. He considers himself a realist painter, working realistically though not photographically. While he has also become noted for his paintings of Barcelona and Venice, his main love is the human figure.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted August 12th, 2016

City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics
This exhibition considers the ever-evolving identities of Rome during a pivotal period in the city’s history, 1770–1870.

The exhibition displays a century of artistic impressions of Rome through a superb selection of prints and drawings by recognized masters such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, J. M. W. Turner, and Edward Lear along with lesser known artists whose work deserves greater attention.

The exhibition runs until September 11, 2016 at the Morgan Library, located on 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted August 11th, 2016

John Hunn Painting Acquired by MEAM
Congratulations to ARC Living Artist™ John Hunn for having his painting “Saint in Training” acquired as part of the permanent collection in the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain.

Posted August 10th, 2016

ARC Scholarship Update

Brock Larson – Date Night
2nd Place – 2014 Salon
The Art Renewal Center will be announcing the results of the annual ARC Scholarship Competition next Friday, August 19, 2016.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Richard T. Scott Exhibit
ARC Associate Living Master™ Richard T. Scott will be displaying his painting, “Hearts of Men” at an exhibition titled “Fourth Wall”, which will also feature works by several other artists including Odd Nerdrum.
“Fourth Wall” is a term from theater, describing when a story breaks the illusory boundary between the actors and the audience. Likewise, this exhibition includes large scale works that break the “fourth wall” to directly challenge the viewer and involve them in the narrative.

The show takes place at the Paul Booth Gallery on 325 W 38th St. New York, NY from August 13 – September 10, 2016.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Della Robbia – Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
In the 15th century, Luca della Robbia invented a glazing technique for sculpture characterized by brilliant opaque whites and deep cerulean blues. The exhibition features about 50 objects, some never seen before in the US.

The exhibition runs from August 9 – December 4, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

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

Posted August 5th, 2016

Vala Ola Demonstration
ARC Living Master™ Vala Ola will be sculpting at the Knox Gallery located in Park Plaza Beaver Creek, 46 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620 from August 6-7, 2016.

Three of Vala Ola’s Native American sculptures are on display in the nearby town of Avon, CO.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Posted August 4th, 2016

Gordon Hanley News
ARC Living Master Gordon Hanley has recently posted a time-lapse video on his Facebook page. The video shows Hanley drawing a portrait, “Sarah-Jane”, in 24ct gold and compresses 5 days of work into 1 minute and 30 seconds.

To view the video, please click here.

Posted August 3rd, 2016

11th Annual IGOR Exhibition
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, will be hosting several art events for their annual juried exhibition. The events begin on August 24th and continue through to the Artist’s Reception on Friday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on August 26th.
The 11th Annual Exhibition will be held at Gallery 1261 – 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204 and will run from August 26 – September 17, 2016.

To learn more about this event, please visit http://www.realismguild.com/CurrentExhibitions.html.

Posted August 2nd, 2016

High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter
Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century’s most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy, captured the elegance and opulence of his distinguished sitters with an unrivaled brilliance. The comprehensive exhibition presents a selection of these canvases, complemented by select items of period clothing. This major survey features works drawn from public, private, and royal collections around the world.

The exhibit runs through August 14, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted August 1st, 2016

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier – August Workshops
The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier is offering a great line up of workshops with master artists Graydon Parrish, Tony Curanaj and Juliette Aristides. BACAA is also hosting open model sessions on Wednesday evenings throughout August.

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA) is located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of San Carlos. Working in the methods of the old masters, BACAA offers art classes, workshops and intensive summer programs.

For more information, please click here.

Posted July 29th, 2016

Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon
The Art Institute of Chicago has been loaned the painting “The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries” by Jacques-Louis David from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Related paintings, works on paper, and sculpture in the Art Institute’s own collection will also be on display. A rarely exhibited sketchbook of studies for another renowned Napoleonic painting by David, “The Distribution of the Eagle Standards”, will be displayed near an interactive digital reconstruction that allows visitors to turn the book’s pages.

The exhibition runs now through October 9, 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted July 28th, 2016

Vicki Sullivan Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™, Vicki Sullivan, is a finalist in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize exhibition.

Rick Amor, an Australian contemporary figurative artist, has generously sponsored this $12,000 acquisitive prize for small drawings at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. In sponsoring the prize, Amor says “I hope that this prize gives people one more reason to keep drawing on paper… the most direct and intimate expression of an artist’s sensibility”.

The exhibition runs from now until October 2, 2016 and takes place at Art Gallery of Ballarat – 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat VIC 3350.

For more information on this and other events, please click here.

Posted July 27th, 2016

ARC Scholarship Competition News

Charlie by Miguel Gonzalez
Fourth Place Winner – 2015 ARC Salon
The results of the 2016 ARC Scholarship Competition will be posted on August 19, 2016.

The Art Renewal Center is dedicated to assisting talented art students continue their studies at ARC Approved Ateliers and Schools through our scholarship program.

Posted July 26th, 2016

Drawings in 24ct. Gold and Silver
ARC Living Master™ Gordon Hanley is holding an exhibition of 37 drawings in 24ct. gold and silver on paper at the Richard Randall Gallery – Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Brisbane, Australia from August 5 – 14, 2016.

He will be demonstrating his drawing techniques throughout the exhibition and all of the works on display are available for sale, with 10% going to Australian Rotary Health.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

Posted July 25th, 2016

Alphonse Mucha Retropective
The Czech illustrator Alphonse Mucha became one of the most renowned artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with his distinctive French Art Nouveau style. Characterized by soft, organic lines, seductive female subjects, and pastel colors, Mucha’s illustrations and original poster designs were readily commissioned and bought by Parisian and, later, other European patrons.

Over 250 of Mucha’s works are on exhibit through September 11, 2016 at the Complesso del Vittoriano – Via di San Pietro in Carcere, 00186, Rome, Italy.

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

Posted July 22nd, 2016

ARC Select – Rehs Contemporary Galleries
ARC is proud to announce the dates for ARC Select 2016, featuring works by the winners of the Rehs Contemporary Galleries award in the 11th International ARC Salon.

ARC Select is a group exhibition featuring the works of six hand-picked artists from ARC’s annual Salon.

The show runs from October 22, 2016 to May 19, 2017 with the opening reception on October 22, 2016 1p.m. – 6 p.m.

Posted July 21st, 2016