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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13th ARC Salon Official Award Ceremony Published on 15 February, 2019

On Friday, February 8th, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) held their official Award Ceremony at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain to launch the opening of the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, with great success. The award ceremony consisted of four speakers, Jose Manuel Infiesta, Founder and Director, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Kara Lysandra Ross, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Chair, Art Renewal Center, Ming Yu, Best in Show winner for his painting "In Bvlag", and Jordi Alma Diaz, Director of the Barcelona Academy of Art. Each winner was individually presented with their award and the exhibiting artists were also called up as a group for a photograph and round of applause. The show will remain on view at the MEAM (C/ Barra de Ferro 5, 08003, Barcelona, Spain) until March 31st, 2019. 


To learn more about the exhibition visit our 13th ARC Salon Exhibition Page.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 19, 2019

Added Trafalgar Square by Arthur Hacker
Added A Female Nude at her Toilette by Arthur Hacker
Added Daisies at Burnham by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir Frank Short by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir John Martin-Harvey as 'Hamlet' by Arthur Hacker
Added Bedtime by Arthur Hacker
Added St Paul's Cathedral by Arthur Hacker
Added Westminster Abbey at Night by Arthur Hacker
Added Imprisoned Spring by Arthur Hacker
Added A Wet Night at Piccadilly Circus by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir John Brunner by Arthur Hacker
Added Henry Payne by Arthur Hacker
Added Miss Ivy Lilian Close by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir A. Norman Hill by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of the Artist's Mother by Arthur Hacker
Added In Jeopardy by Arthur Hacker
Added Sir Walter Vaughan Morgan by Arthur Hacker
Added A Quiet Cove, Girl Canoeing by Arthur Hacker
Added In the Orchard by Arthur Hacker
Added The Farm Girl by Arthur Hacker
Added Picking Wildflowers by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of a Girl by Arthur Hacker
Added The Gold Bowl by Arthur Hacker
Added A Woodcutter and his Daughter by Arthur Hacker
Added Christ and the Magdalene by Arthur Hacker
Added Daphne by Arthur Hacker
Added Seated Girl by Arthur Hacker
Added Making Friends with a Collie by Arthur Hacker
Added Mrs R. E. Moare by Arthur Hacker
Added Fisherman's Wife by Arthur Hacker
Added Cat and Mouse by Arthur Hacker
Added Cabbage Field by Arthur Hacker
Added A Day's Fishing, Rye, Susex by Arthur Hacker
Added A Difficulty by Arthur Hacker
Added By the Waters of Babylon by Arthur Hacker
Added Cockle Gatherers by Arthur Hacker
Added Contemplation by Arthur Hacker
Added King Charles' Day by Arthur Hacker
Added Mending a Net by Arthur Hacker
Added Milking Time by Arthur Hacker
Added On the Houseboat by Arthur Hacker
Added Oporto, Portugal by Arthur Hacker
Added Peonies by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of an Edwardian Lady by Arthur Hacker
Added Returning from the Hayfield by Arthur Hacker
Added The Knitting Lesson by Arthur Hacker
Added Young Girl in a Punt by Arthur Hacker
Added Young Nelson by Arthur Hacker

February 16, 2019

Added A Merciless Beauty by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Eve by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Fair Griselda by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Golden Bowl by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added Titiana Sleeps (A Midsummer Night's Dream) by Frank Cadogan Cowper

February 15, 2019

Added Fire Fancies by Arthur Hacker
Added A Bacchante by Arthur Hacker
Added A Mossy Glen by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added A Nude Bacchante with a Child Faun by Arthur Hacker
Added And There Was a Great Cry in Egypt by Arthur Hacker
Added Circe by Arthur Hacker
Added Dream by Arthur Hacker
Added Dulce Domum by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added In Peril by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added Innocence by Arthur Hacker
Added Leaf Drift by Arthur Hacker
Added Lost Parasol by Arthur Hacker
Added Moonlight on Lake by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added Musicienne du Silence by Arthur Hacker
Added Pelagia and the Philammon by Arthur Hacker
Added Persephone by Arthur Hacker
Added Portrait of a Young Girl by Jules-Cyrille Cave
Added Reverie by Arthur Hacker
Added Spring Flowers by Arthur Hacker
Added The Children's Prayer by Arthur Hacker
Added The Cloud by Arthur Hacker
Added The Couch Burners by Arthur Hacker
Added The Drone by Arthur Hacker
Added The Girl in White by Arthur Hacker
Added The Hours by Arthur Hacker
Added The Lady of Shalott by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Added The Legend of Sir Perceval by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Added The Sea Maiden by Arthur Hacker
Added The Skylark by Arthur Hacker
Added Vale (Farewell) by Arthur Hacker
Added Virgin of the Adoption by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Added Young Lady in Profile Reading by Edgar Maxence
Added an image of The Seeker by Gayle Madeira
Added an image of Sunset on the N Train by Gayle Madeira
Added an image of Subway Time Traveler by Gayle Madeira
Added an image of The Sryinx by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Annunciation by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Annunciation by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of Abundance by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of A Heavy Burden by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of The Sryinx by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of Christabel Cockrell, Lady Frampton by Arthur Hacker
Added an image of Portrait of Carolina Zucchi by Francesco Hayez
Added an image of Our Lady of Cow Parsley by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added an image of By the Waters of Bablon by Arthur Hacker

February 14, 2019

Added Rembrandt and His School to Calendar
Added Classical Portrait Painting to Calendar
Added Portrait of a Woman by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Self Portrait as a Distressed Poet by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Beatrix Knighting Esmond by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Esmond Returns after the Battle of Wynendael by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Walk on the Beach by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Desdemona by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Death of Buckingham by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Life of Buckingham by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Opera Mantle by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added William Powell Frith by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Feria at Seville by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Girl Making a Bouquet of Flowers by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Launce's Substitute for Proteus' Dog by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Scene from 'The Winter's Tale' by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Scene from 'The Devil upon Two Sticks' by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Girl with Clasped Hands by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Girl's Head by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added A Young Lady at Toilet by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Lady in a Green Dress by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Le diable boiteux by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Outward Bound by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added Past and Present Generations by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Added The Farmyard by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Love Letter by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added The Taming of the Shrew by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added an image of The Night before Naseby by Augustus Leopold Egg

February 13, 2019

Added An Evening in May by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added April by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Jardin Des Viergesle by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Jeune Bigoudene Devant l' Ocean by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Jeune Femme Au Lys by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Jeune Femme aux Hortensians by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Jeune Princesse Scandinave by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Jeune Sainte au Lys by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added La Jeune Fille De Fontainbleau by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added La Primavera by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Music by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Procession of Flora by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added Scene from La Vita Nuova by Dante by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added The Circlet of White Flowers by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added The Traveling Companions by Augustus Leopold Egg
Added an image of Reverie by Elisabeth Sonrel
Added an image of Evening in Arcady by Thomas Cole

February 12, 2019

Added Pieces of Me to Calendar
Added Spring's Awakening by Henrietta Rae
Added Hylas and the Water Nymphs by Henrietta Rae
Added The Sirens by Henrietta Rae
Added Roses of Youth by Henrietta Rae
Added Spring by Henrietta Rae
Added Summer by Henrietta Rae

February 11, 2019

Added ARC Visions to Calendar
Added Vaso di Fiori by Francesco Hayez
Added Self-Portrait at the age of 88 by Francesco Hayez
Added Studio dal Vero di testa di Vecchio by Francesco Hayez
Added Self-Portrait at the Age of 71 by Francesco Hayez
Added Self-Portrait at the Age of 71 by Francesco Hayez
Added Venetian Women by Francesco Hayez
Added The Two Foscari by Francesco Hayez
Added Rebecca al pozzo by Francesco Hayez
Added Self-Portrait at the Age of 57 by Francesco Hayez
Added Secret Accusation by Francesco Hayez
Added Tamar of Judah by Francesco Hayez
Added The Seventh Crusade before Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez
Added Sicilian Vespers, scene 3 by Francesco Hayez
Added Woman Bathing by Francesco Hayez
Added Reclining Odalisque by Francesco Hayez
Added Self-Portrait at the Age of 48 by Francesco Hayez
Added Study of a Head Severed from the Torso by Francesco Hayez
Added Rebecca al pozzo by Francesco Hayez
Added Self Portrait in a Group of Friends by Francesco Hayez
Added Wounded Philoctetes by Francesco Hayez
Added Triton with Hippocampus by Francesco Hayez
Added Two Nereids by Francesco Hayez
Added Venus Between Eros and Anteros by Francesco Hayez
Added Triumphant Athelete by Francesco Hayez
Added Ulysses at the Court of Alcinous by Francesco Hayez
Added Ulysses at the Court of Alcinous by Francesco Hayez
Added The Suicide of Saul by Pieter the Elder Bruegel
Added an image of The Refugees of Parga by Francesco Hayez
Added an image of Rinaldo and Armida by Francesco Hayez
Added an image of Ruth by Francesco Hayez
Added an image of Samson and the Lion by Francesco Hayez
Added an image of Venus Playing with Two Doves by Francesco Hayez