Archive for April, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Daniel Gerhartz News and Exhibit
Congratulations to ARC Living Master™ Daniel Gerhartz who won the “People’s Choice Award” for his, ‘She Is Not Gone’ in the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art International Juried Show and Exhibition. The Salon exhibition features fine art in representational, figurative, portrait, still life, floral, landscape, interior, wildlife, and western themes. The show is currently on view and will run from April 20 – May 20, 2012.

For more information on this and other shows, please visit our ARC Exhibition Page.

She Is Not Gone
Daniel Gerhartz
Posted Friday, April 27th, 2012

Florence Academy of Art Sixth Alumni Exhibition
The Florence Academy of Art will be hosting its Sixth Alumni Exhibition.
May 9th – 13th, 2012
At the Corsini Family Stables,
Vitale Porta al Prato, 37, Florence Italy

The exhibition will showcase over 100 drawings, paintings and sculpture by Florence Academy Graduates. This is a unique opportunity for patrons and galleries to see the work this atelier’s alumni gathered in one place.

To view more on this and other exhibitions visit our ARC Exhibition Page.

Posted Thursday, April 26th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Jeffrey Watts News
ARC Living Master™, Jeffrey Watts, has made updates to both his personal gallery in the ARC Museum, and the Watts Atelier page as well. They are celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Art Education this year at Watts Atelier and will round out the year with an Instructor/Student Benefit Show at the new Encinitas Library. They are also working to introduce an online version of their Atelier program:
"This is a tremendous undertaking an feel there is a great need for this type of foundational training for many individuals who are unable to attend our Atelier or another ARC approved program. We receive email requests on a weekly basis from all parts of the globe and as we are not accredited we are unable to assist with student visas. Our goal is to have the online program live in 18 months or less and to compliment the online program with twice yearly Watts Atelier Boot Camp Workshops where students come to Encinitas to work directly with Jeff and our staff for 8 straight days. Our inaugural Boot Camp Workshop was held last fall and was extremely well received with 28 students attending from as far away as Hong Kong and Italy."
- Krista Watts
To view more on this, click here.

In addition, Jeffery Watts will be participating in the 2012 Weekend with the Masters conference September 5th-8th, 2012, and the prestigious Prix de West Exhibition held the second weekend of June at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

To view more on this and other events visit our ARC Exhibition Page.

Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliot Workshop and Update
ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliot has updated his gallery on the ARC website with new images. In addition, Virgil is currently taking on New Apprenticeships. If you would like to learn how to draw and paint directly under Vigil Elliot, please view his apprenticeship page on the ARC website for more details.

To view his image gallery on ARC, click here.

To learn more about a Vigil Elliot Apprenticeship, click here.

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012

Two New ARC Approved Atelier Schools
The ARC Approved Ani Art Academy Waichulis School has now branched out to open two new school locations. In addition to its original schools with Anthony J. Waichulis in Pennsylvania, Wachulis has opened Ani Art Academies International which consist of the below two schools.

Ani Art Academies Anguilla
Island of Anguilla
Instructor: Timothy W. Jahn

Ani Art Academies Dominicana
Dominican Republic
Instructor: Edward Dillon

To see more details, visit their updated atelier page by clicking here.

Ani Art Waichulis Academy USA
We would also like to announce that the Ani DVD collection is now in the ARC Store. The system is designed to develop fundamental representational drawing skills through a particular sequence of exercises. With unwavering emphasis on essential fundamentals, procedural efficiency, and material dynamics, each exercise will bring you one step closer to true creative freedom.

To purchase this item or to see more information, click here.

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Angel Academy of Art – New Location
The Angel Academy of Art moved on April 10th into a new home in one of Florence’s beloved neighborhoods close to the city center. They have invested in the long-term future of the Academy by consolidating their campuses and moving both into a vast new studio space.

The exciting new state-of-the-art school was meticulously designed to meet the particular specifications for study of the old master’s techniques. The abundance of both natural and controlled lighting is balanced by deep olivecolored walls that accentuate skin tones. The temperature-controlled environment provides optimum comfort during working hours and an elegant exhibition gallery weaves around the studios displaying the remarkable works of students past and present.

They will be hosting an open house of their new facility on April 28th.
Please view our Events Page for more details.

angel studio
Posted Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson Exhibit

Artist Mario Robinson
with his wife Diane
Congratulations to ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson on the opening of an exhibition at Mark Gallery, Englewood NJ, with examples of his work. Mario has completed four paintings in oil, and with no surprise, after working in the difficult medium of watercolors for many years, he is now also a pro in oil.
Posted Monday, April 16th, 2012

ARC Store James Gurney Book Sale
The ARC Store is having a special sale on all four of ARC Living Master™ James Gurney’s books!

These unique books are signed and include an original sketch by James Gurney.

Supplies are very limited.

Click here for more details!

gurney books
Posted Thursday, April 12th, 2012

New ARC Associate Living Master™ Ed Copley
ARC is happy to welcome ARC Associate Living Master™ Ed Copley!

Copley developed his depth of understanding technique through restoring old master paintings and now incorporates this knowledge with his own creative ability. Ed stated, “… I believe that the best artists are the ones who paint for themselves. We are our own worst critics, but that’s what keeps up evolving.”

To visit Ed Copley’s gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

New ARC Living Master™ Vala Ola
ARC is happy to welcome Vala Ola as an ARC Living Master™!

Vala Ola is an artist who passionately and relentlessly seeks to create artworks that show her dedication to excellence. Her classical training in Europe is reflected in her art. Her figurative bronze sculptures are noted for their depth of expression and emotion. The high quality of her sculpted form has earned her great respect among art appreciators.

Click here to see Vala Ola’s gallery on ARC.

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2012

New ARC Associate Living Master™ Donald Clapper
ARC is pleased to welcome ARC Associate Living Master™ Donald Clapper!

Clapper’s work has received national as well as international recognition and has been featured in many museums and publications. He is also a founding charter member of the International Guild of Realism and the president of the Trompe l’Oeil Society of Artists.

To visit Donald Calpper’s gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2012

New Article: William Bouguereau and his Religious Works
Since Easter is right around the corner, we thought it an appropriate time to add this new article to the website by Kara Lysandra Ross, ARC director of Operations.

William Bouguereau (1825-1905), although well known for his paintings of peasant girls and mythological scenes, has also become one of the most beloved religious painters of all times. As a devout catholic, Bouguereau, as so many other religious painters, viewed his work as a form of worship, both of God, and of his most beloved creation, mankind. This article discusses five of Bouguereau’s most important religious works.

Click here to read the article.

Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2012