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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ModPortrait Exhibition Published on 25 mayo, 2018

This year, the ModPortrait contest award ceremony and beginning exhibition will take place at the Pablo Serrano Museum of Zaragoza located on Paseo Maria Agustin 20, Zaragoza, Catalonia from May 30 - June 17, 2017. The exhibition will then move to the MEAM museum from June 22 to July 29, 2018. Among the exhibiting artists will be ARC Associate Living MasterTM John Boe Paulsen.

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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

Education

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

About Us

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

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mayo 25, 2018

Added an image of The Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

mayo 24, 2018

Added an image of The Doctor by Luke Fildes

mayo 23, 2018

Added Louise Feneley to Museum
Added Orientalische Tänzerin by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Frau auf Düne by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Junge Bacchantin mit Thrysosstab by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Junge Schönheit by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Unterhaltung auf der Terrasse by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Bouquet - Natura Morte by Louise Feneley
Added Diary of a Wave by Louise Feneley
Added Endless Beginning 1 by Louise Feneley
Added Evening by the Lake by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Junge Frau am Strand by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Lace-Making by Louise Feneley
Added Lamenting the Still, Glassy Sea by Louise Feneley
Added Last Hours of Sunlight by Louise Feneley
Added Listening for the Soft, Still Water by Louise Feneley
Added Loisach und Wanneck bei Lermoos by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Looking to the Sea 1 by Louise Feneley
Added Lost Mother by Louise Feneley
Added Memories of Winter - August by Louise Feneley
Added Milk by Louise Feneley
Added Preserving Brighton 1955 by Louise Feneley
Added Swell by Louise Feneley
Added The Mountain Remains Still by Louise Feneley
Added The Un-Nameable Day by Louise Feneley
Added Tide of an Interior Mind by Louise Feneley
Added Untitled by Louise Feneley
Added Untitled (Water) by Louise Feneley
Added Untitled 2 by Louise Feneley
Added Untitled 3 by Louise Feneley
Added Wanneck bei Lermoos by Max Nonnenbruch
Added Where the Lizard Lay Sleeping by Louise Feneley
Added an image of Portrait of Darren, The artist's brother by Vicki Sullivan
Added an image of Portrait of Sigrid Thornton by Vicki Sullivan
Added an image of Portrait of Sigrid Thornton by Vicki Sullivan
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Dante et Virgile au Enfers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Les Deux Baigneuses by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added an image of Les Deux Baigneuses by William Adolphe Bouguereau

mayo 22, 2018

Added an image of Avalon Aroha McRae by Vicki Sullivan
Added an image of The Broken Pitcher by Leon Bonnat
Added an image of Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners by Alexandre Cabanel

mayo 21, 2018

Added Classical Art to Calendar

mayo 20, 2018

Added an image of Premier secret confié à Vénus by Francois Jouffroy

mayo 16, 2018