Archive for March, 2008

6 Bouguereas at Sotheby’s Auction April 18, 2008

Another Major Sotheby’s auction is coming up April 18th, 2008. Bouguereau is increasingly the star of every important 19th century European painting auction in New York.
This past October the six Bouguereaus set new records yielding roughly 35% of the $26,000,000 taken in at that auction which included 235 lots. In the current sale there are yet another 6 Bouguereau’s as well as a major Gerome masterpiece and important works by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Vibert, L’hermitte, Torriglia, Gilbert, Horace Vernet, Rudolph Ernst, Eugene Von Blaas, and several of Bouguereau’s students among 296 total lots.
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Posted Monday, March 31st, 2008

ARC Master™ Paul McCormack 5 Day Watercolor Workshop

ARC Master, Paul McCormack will be teaching a 5 Day Watercolor Workshop at ARC Appoved™ Atelier,LAAFA-the Los Angelos Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys, California.
5 Days: Thur-Mon, April 17-21, 2008
10am – 5pm

“Take this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized portrait artist, Paul W. McCormack. Students will be working from a live model as Paul demonstrates all the techniques and principles needed to execute a watercolor portrait with a luminous glow. With demonstrations and lectures given each day students are taken through a step-by-step procedure…watch, listen, learn, and then apply. Combined with individual attention, critiques and hands on instruction (with permission of the student), students will have the opportunity to create a finished portrait under Paul’s guidance.

By Instructor: Paul McCormack
For the exacting realism found in Paul’s work, most of day one will focus primarily on the drawing aspect of the portrait. With instruction on the proper use of angles, plumb lines and relative measurement, students will learn how to acquire correct proportions in order to achieve a likeness of the model. As the course continues, this intensive 5-day workshop will then focus on painting. Lectures will include basic color theory, how to see and execute correct value relations, proper treatment of edges, and so much more. Demonstrations in watercolor techniques will include wet into wet, glazing, and Paul’s signature dry brush technique. Beginners and advanced students alike will certainly benefit from the experience.”
Posted Friday, March 28th, 2008

ARC Recognized Again by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
ARC has received a $15,000 grant from the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund for our ARC Scholarship Program 2008. ARC will match this generous grant, making $30,000 available for scholarships in 2008.

We send our thanks to the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

About the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

2008 ARC Scholarship Competition with $30,000 in Grants

The prospectus for the 2008 ARC Scholarship Competition is now available.
Deadline is June 18, 2008
$30,000 in grants are available this year.

Students of painting and sculpture will submit examples of paintings and sculpture rendered from life and representative of nature as reflected in figurative studies and compositions, landscapes, still lives, and portraits — work that that seeks to capture a fully recognizable likeness of the model.
Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of merit. There is no application fee.

Click here for more information and the
2008 ARC Scholarship Prospectus

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

MARCH 17 2008-4th ARC Living Master at Sotheby’s NY-Han Wu Shen

Girl With a Lantern
by Han Wu Shen
March 17, 2008
Sotheby’s New York, Lot 236

Girl with a Lantern, by Han Wu Shen, the Great Contemporary Realist and ARC Master , will be offered at the Contemporary Arts of Asia Auction at
Sotheby’s New York this month.

Having sold at the Hong Kong Auctions in 2005, 2006 and 2007 at ever increasing prices, this is the first American auction for Mr. Shen.

Shen’s work has been compared to the great Chinese Realist, Wang Yidong, who now sells for as high as $1,000,000 per canvas.

Han Wu Shen’s work is seen as an incredible opportunity, as the value of his paintings has an unlimited potential right now.

This is the second Sotheby’s Auction offering works by ARC Living Masters™ :

Read about the Groundbreaking Auction at Sotheby’s NY on October 10, 2007 offering the works of 3 ARC Living Masters™

Posted Friday, March 14th, 2008

Ted Seth Jacobs Three Month Workshop at BACAA

ARC Master, Ted Seth Jacobs is leading a
Three Month Intensive Portrait Program at the
Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier in Belmont California
November 10, 2008-February 14, 2009
Learn More and Register

by Ted Seth Jacobs
Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

New ARC Master™ Joel Carson Jones

Artist Joel Carson Jones has been approved as an ARC Living Master™
Visit the Joel Carson Jones Gallery
Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Florence Academy of Art Summer Session
ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art wishes to announce:

The Florence Academy of Art
Summer Session 2008
June 30 – July 25

Figure Drawing & Painting – Portraiture – Still Life – Landscape

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by Jura Bedic, figure painting and portraiture instructor
Posted Monday, March 3rd, 2008