Archive for July, 2010

ARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy Workshops

Grand Central Academy Cast Hall

ARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy in New York City presents:

AUGUST 23-27
Instructor: Colleen Barry in the CGA Cast Hall
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 – 5pm

EVENING Portrait Sculpture
Instructor: Jiwoong, Cheh at GCA Sculpture Atelier
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
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Posted Thursday, July 29th, 2010

ARC Approved™ Southern Atelier Painting and Sculpture Workshops in Sarasota, FL
ARC Approved™ Southern Atelier, our only approved atelier in Florida, is offering these upcoming workshops:

Stephen Perkins
Sculpture Studies of the Human Head

  • August 6-8, 2010: Structure and Volumes of the Head
  • September 25-27, 2010: Anatomy of the Head
  • November 13-15, 2010: Facial Expression

John Ebersberger
Color Perception Workshop
October 22-24, 2010
Posted Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Ann Morton is Now an ARC Living Artist™

Ann Morton is now an ARC Living Artist™

Click here to see the Ann Morton Gallery
Paintings by Ann Morton
Fresh From the Garden
by Ann Morton

Posted Friday, July 16th, 2010

ARC Salon 2008-2009 Best in Show Sells at Christie’s For More Than 5 X the Estimate

Julien by Hiroshi Furuyoshi
oil on canvas, stretched over board
63¾ x 63¾ in. (161.9 x 161.9 cm)

Julien by Hiroshi Furuyoshi (Japanese, b.1959) has sold at Christie’s South Kensington in London for £39,650($58,404), (against a ridiculously low estimate of $7,000 to $10,000). This painting won Best in Show in the International 2008-2009 ARC Salon™ Competition.

To quote Christie’s :

" …2009(2008-2009) ARC Salon when he won the prestigious Best in Show award for Julien. Arguably the pinnacle of his career to date, Julien captivates the viewer, drawing them back time and again."
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Posted Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Hard Times: An Artist's View Opens at the Salmagundi Club NYC-ARC Chairman, Fred Ross will be Keynote Speaker for Panel
Hard Times: An Artist's View
Salmagundi Club
47 5th Avenue NYC
July 26- August 18, 2010

This outstanding show of contemporary realists opened at the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery, in Park City, Utah, travelled to the Springville Museum of Art, Springville Utah and will now open in New York City with a number of related workshops by the artists and a panel discussion at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan.
ARC Chairman, Fred Ross will be the keynote speaker for the Panel Discussion which will take place at 7pm on July 29th at the Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue.

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
Director, 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
Posted Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Mario Robinson in the Pastel Journal and Workshop at Salmagundi Club
Ruffles by Mario Robinson

by Mario Robinson

Pastel 23 x 30 inches
Mario Robinson will teach a Pastel Workshop In support of the Hard Times exhibition
August 9-13
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Mario Robinson will be featured in the August issue of The Pastel Journal which will include a step-by-step demonstration of Sylvia 22 x 30 inches Sylvia by Mario Robinson
Posted Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Max Ginsburg Workshop at Salmagundi Club NYC

The Beggar by Max Ginsburg Max Ginsburg Painting a Portrait from Life:"Expressing the Reality of Hard Times Today"
July 31-August 1, 2010
9 a.m. – 12 p. m, 1-4 p.m. daily
Enrollment Limited:
Salmagundi Club
47 5th Avenue

Shown here: The Beggar
by Max Ginsburg

Oil 25 x 18 inches
from the Hard Times Exhibition
at Salmagundi Club
July 26 – August 20th

Posted Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Blue Coco by ARC Master™ Shaun Downey Chosen for 2010 BP Portrait Award

Blue Coco by Shaun Downey
Blue Coco
by Shaun Downey
"Blue CoCo", by ARC Master&traade; Shaun Downey has been selected for exhibition in the 2010 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Posted Friday, July 2nd, 2010