Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to realist art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and contemporary realists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for realist art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists painting, sculpting, and drawing today with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the Contemporary Realist Movement of 21st Century Art. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to realist based art.


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Escape Velocity Exhibition Published on 18 April, 2018

Greg Hildebrandt is happy to be a part of the Escape Velocity Exhibition, held at the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City. 

This SciFi theme exhibition curated by Edjo Wheeler opened on Friday April 13, 2018. A wide-ranging curated group exhibition, it brings together contemporary artists from across the NYC Tri State area inspired by science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Works on view depict unique artistic landscapes exploring parallel universes, alternative realities and perspectives surmising on the past and the future; artists utilize science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent everything "out of step" and alien to our ways of being in the world.

The exhibition runs from April 12 to May 13, 2018 at LiC-A/Plaxall Gallery, 5-46 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Gallery Hours are Thursdays 6-10 PM (life drawing with live nude) and Saturday and Sundays, 12 PM to 6 PM.

 


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April 19, 2018

Added Penitent Magdalene by Domenico Tintoretto
Added A Little Pool by Sir George Clausen
Added A Ploughboy by Sir George Clausen
Added A Young Nymph Teased by Putti by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added An Essex Village by Sir George Clausen
Added Asters by Sir George Clausen
Added Bouderie (Gustave Courtois in his Studio) by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added Caravan dans le desert by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added December by Sir George Clausen
Added Haystacks by Sir George Clausen
Added In the Rickyard by Sir George Clausen
Added Interior of a Barn by Sir George Clausen
Added Jeune femme en rose avec son enfant by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added La grille du jardin by Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau
Added La maison abandonée by Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau
Added Madone à la Treille by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added Mrs Austin Mackenzie by Frank Dicksee
Added Ophelia by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of a Young Girl by Sir George Clausen
Added Portrait of Camille Sutton Palmer by Frank Dicksee
Added Portrait of Eugene Lami by Paul Delaroche
Added Portrait of Gustave Courtois by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added Return from the Lion Hunt by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Ruth revenant des Champs by Alexandre Cabanel
Added Sleeping Beauty by Edward Frederick Brewtnall
Added Still Life of Carnations by Sir George Clausen
Added Tête d'étude by Alexandre Cabanel
Added Têtes de moines camaldules by Paul Delaroche
Added Têtes de moines camaldules by Paul Delaroche
Added The Barn at Deers Farm by Sir George Clausen
Added The Bird's Nest by Sir George Clausen
Added The Convent Garden by George Dunlop, R.A., Leslie
Added The House Builders by Frank Dicksee
Added The Petit Savoyard Eating in Front of an Entrance to a House by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added The Potato Patch - October Twilight by Sir George Clausen
Added The Rescue by Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.
Added Twilight by Sir George Clausen
Added Washington à cheval by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Within the Shadow of the Church by Frank Dicksee
Added Woman of Constantinople by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added Young Woman in a Garden of Oranges by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added an image of I Found Druzhok by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of A Quiet Autumn by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of A Little Shepherdess and a Fisherman by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of A Difficult Task by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Captive Andromache by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Daphnephoria by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Daphnephoria by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of Samson and Delilah by Alexandre Cabanel
Added an image of The De Vesci Seal by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of Modesty by Antonio Corradini
Added an image of In the Grass (second version) by Arthur Hughes
Added an image of Nude on a Sofa by Francois Boucher
Added an image of In the Stable by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added an image of Breton Girl by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Added an image of Young Christian Martyr by Paul Delaroche
Added an image of The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche
Added an image of Hemicycle of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts by Paul Delaroche
Added an image of Moses in the Bulrushes by Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau
Added an image of The End of the Quest by Frank Dicksee
Added an image of The Mirror by Frank Markham Skipworth
Added an image of The Finding of Moses by Frederick Goodall
Added an image of Day Dreams by Sir George Clausen
Added an image of Noon In The Hayfield by Sir George Clausen
Added an image of The Negro Master of the Hounds by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Bashi-Bazouk and his Dog by Jean-Leon Gerome
Added an image of Femme Circassienne Voilée by Jean-Leon Gerome

April 18, 2018

Added Impalas at Sunrise. by Faripour Forouhar
Added Herald of Spring by Faripour Forouhar
Added Quiet Glow, by Faripour Forouhar
Added Thaw by Faripour Forouhar
Added an image of Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Added an image of Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

April 17, 2018

Added ModPortrait 2017/2018 to Calendar
Added Luisa Granero to Calendar
Added Seguranyes Legacy to Calendar
Added Women Artists of Today to Calendar

April 16, 2018

Added Escape Velocity Exhibition to Calendar
Added Fresh Art Fair to Calendar
Added How to Key Color and Value to Calendar
Added First Brush of Spring to Calendar
Added "Catching The Light" to Calendar
Added Birds in Art National Tour to Calendar
Added Spectator by Orley Ypon
Added an image of Would You Like Some Milk? The Carpathians by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Summer in the Crimea by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Portrait of a Little Boy. by Victoria Radionova
Added an image of Dreams About a Sea by Victoria Radionova

April 15, 2018

Added Amana by Daniel Graves
Added Cobalt Blue by Daniel Graves
Added Essaouira by Daniel Graves
Added Portrait of E by Daniel Graves
Added West Coast by Daniel Graves

April 14, 2018

April 11, 2018

Added Garden State Comic Fest to Calendar
Added cut by John Rowe
Added Jimmy by John Rowe
Added Kera by John Rowe
Added Peter 4:8 by John Rowe
Added Wings by John Rowe
Added Carrie by John Rowe
Added Golden Necklace by John Rowe
Added Growing Pains by John Rowe
Added Profile by John Rowe

April 10, 2018

Added Who Holds Tomorrow by Orley Ypon
Added A Bishop Saint by Alfred Gilbert
Added St George by Alfred Gilbert
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Sluggard by Lord Frederick Leighton
Added an image of The Age of Bronze by Auguste Rodin