Archive for March, 2010

Scott Kennedy, ARC Salon Finalist, is now approved as an ARC Living Artist™
Scott Kennedy, is now an ARC Living Artist™.
A Quiet Thought, by Scott Kennedy

Scott was a finalist in the International 2008/09 ARC Salon™ Competition for this painting,  A Quiet Thought
Click here to visit the Scott Kennedy gallery on ARC.
Posted Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Cast Drawing DVD on ARC
Cast Drawing DVD
No matter what your skill level, classical sight-size techniques enable the artist to approach any drawing or painting in a systematic way. You will be able to refine, correct, and resolve problems, step-by-step, each in preparation for the next stage of the drawing. With practice, and as the eye develops, this method allows for greater freedom and expression in one’s art.
DVD Topics include:
  • Setting up your cast drawing
  • Understanding your materials
  • Using the sight-size technique to measure
  • Understanding light, value, accents & highlights
  • Accurately reproducing any cast and more…

Click here to order your Cast Drawing DVD
Posted Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Timeless Treasures The Art of Stephen Gjertson now available through ARC

Timesless Treasures
The Art of Stephen Gjertson
by Annette LeSueur
ARC Living Master™ Stephen Gjertson is one of a group of contemporary representational artists who call themselves “Classical Realists” :
Classical because they have a passion for order, beauty and the great art of the past; Realists because they love the visible world and work primarily from life. Trained by Richard Lack at Atelier Lack during the early 70′s, Gjertson has spent twenty years creating works that reflect his love of nature and family, and his deeply held religious convictions.With over 50 color plates and numerous b/w studies, this book, itself, is indeed a “treasure”.
Click here to buy this book.
Posted Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Florence Academy Alumni Exhibition

ARC Approved™ Atelier Florence Academy of Art presents:

The Florence Academy of Art Fifth Alumni Exhibition

Stables of the Corsini family home, Via Il Prato, 58, Florence, Italy
Exhibition Dates, May 13-16, 2010
Private Showing for Academy Patrons, May 11, 2010

An unforgettable event with new drawings, paintings and sculptures by the academy’s director, Daniel Graves, and over 100 of the Academy's alumni.

Click here for more information.

Posted Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Hard Times: An Artist's View Opens at the Springville Museum
Hard Times: An Artist's View
Springville Museum of Arts
Springville, Utah
March 13 – April 25, 2010

This outstanding show of contemporary realists began at the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery in Park City, Utah and will open at the Springville Museum of Art on March 13th.

Two Worlds
by Max Ginsberg
From the Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross

"…This exhibition is about the 'inkling' awareness and 'stirrings' of consciousness that we are indeed our brother's keeper. Hard Times: An Artist's View is a cautionary tale that provident living is wisdom in an illusionary world."

Vern G. Swanson, Ph.D
Springville Museum of Art

To read Dr. Vern Swanson's forward and view the 53 page Exhibition Catalogue with an essay by curator Traci Fieldsted, click here

Hard Times: An Artist's View will travel to the Butler Institute of American Art Trumball Branch, in Howland Township, Ohio, May 16- June 27, 2010.

Posted Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Major Articles Featuring ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson
I have for several years now considered Mario Robinson to be one of the most talented living artists, who also happens to be a well-recognized ARC Living Master™.

His paintings capture much of the emotional essence of black America, and he does so with a singular directness which compels empathy in his viewers for the sadness, joy, or psychic torment in nearly every one of his subjects. If you ever have the chance to experience a grouping of his works together, you’re likely to see any number of art loving visitors mesmerized by one powerful composition after another….riveted by this artist's rare and exceptional talent for subtle nuanced dramatic intensity in scenes from everyday life. The simpler his composition the more complex the emotions.

Apparently a growing following for his work has been mounting, recently culminating in major articles in The Watercolor Artist Magazine and a second recent interview by Didi Menendez, the editor of Poets and Artists Magazine

[Click here to read the interview].

–ARC Chairman, Fred Ross

The Watercolor Artist magazine, which features the work of Mario Robinson is on newsstands now. Over the years, Mr. Robinson has taken part in several interviews. This particular article is unique, whereas it breaks down his work day and documents his process with corresponding photographs. Written by the features editor, Sarah A. Strickley, the result is an in-depth and well written article. To read an excerpt from Sarah’s blog, with "5 Quick Tips from Mario Robinson", click here.

Posted Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

LAAFA Registration: Sessions Classes Start April 5, 2010
ARC Approved LAAFA is now accepting applications for their Fall Full-time Program
Classes start October 4, 2010
LAAFA offers a realist Full-time program to Atelier students.
Now, in addition to the complete linear progression of classes provided in the regular curriculum for Atelier students, all Full-time students also have unlimited access to all LAAFA sessions classes and uninstructed workshops.
Virtual Tour:

Sessions Part-time Spring Program
Classes start April 5, 2010
LAAFA invites you to our Spring Open House on March 20th, 2010 from 11am – 4pm. Participate in our Free demos, lectures & workshop. View our Spring Brochure as we are offering a wide array of classes focusing on the traditional and conceptual side of art making. Plus, this quarter is our New 10-Week Unlimited Uninstructed Workshop Pass offered 6 days a week for only $170.00!
Visit the LAAFA Website:

Posted Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010