Archive for June, 2016

ARC Salon Ends Today!
12th International ARC Salon

The deadline for the ARC International Salon is 12 midnight eastern standard time.

There is still time for all who wish to participate to log in and finalize their artwork submissions.

To enter the competition, please visit

Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Theodore Rousseau
Though his reputation was eclipsed in the early twentieth century with the triumph of Impressionism, Theodore Rousseau was one of the giants of French landscape in the second half of the nineteenth century, and his work was avidly collected for staggering sums across Europe and North America. Bringing together about seventy-five paintings and drawings, this international loan exhibition explores the astonishing technical and stylistic variety of his work, revealing him to be one of the most exciting, experimental, and affecting artists of his day.
The exhibition is being held at the Getty Center – 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and runs form June 21, 2016 – September 11, 2016.

For more information, please visit our events page.

Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Painting with Light – Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age
Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the exhibition showcases the experimental beginnings of photography right through to its flowering as an independent international art form. These are displayed alongside the paintings which they inspired and which inspired them.

This is the first time works by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Whistler, John Singer Sargent and others will be shown alongside photographs by pivotal early photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Alvin Langdon Coburn.

The exhibition runs from May 11 – September 25, 2016 at the Tate Britain – Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, GBR.

For more information, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

London Atelier of Representational Art Open Studios
ARC Approved London Atelier of Representational Art is holding an Open Studio show featuring the work of full and part time students.

The show takes place on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Vox Studios, 1-45 Durham Street, SE11 5JH, London UK.

For more information or to RSVP, please email:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show has been postponed until Novemenber of 2016.

Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016

ARC Salon Deadline Extension
Due to a large number of requests for more time and individuals needing last minute technical assistance, the deadline for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition will be extended until the end of the day on June 30. Works submitted after the original deadline will be charged a $5 late fee per entry to acknowledge those artists who were able to finish and submit their works on time. We are very excited to see a lot of amazing new works being submitted to the competition.

If you are trying to enter and are having technical difficulties, please contact our webmaster, Iian Neill at

To enter the ARC Salon or to view the prospectus, click here.

Posted Friday, June 24th, 2016

Painting for Good Causes – Call For Artists
For two years, ARC Living Artist Laurie Anspach has been volunteering her painting skills to various causes and would like to invite other artists to donate their time and skills for the betterment of communities across the nation.

American Family by Laurie Anspach helps servicemen stay connected with their families by arranging for artists to paint family portraits prior to deployment.

Additionally, in conjunction with a second national nonprofit, The Heart Gallery, portraits of foster care children who are in need of a permanent home are created.

Recently another good cause has been added in association with the Children’s Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where artists paint for children and their families who are on active treatment to overcome cancer.

To learn more about the these projects and to participate, please visit and see some of the work on Facebook:

Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
On June 19th, ARC Living Master™ James Gurney was the Artist in Residence at the New York Botanical Gardens. A large plein-air invitational day was held with leading artists like Ricky Mujica, Garin Baker, and others.

The rest of the show will continue to run through September 11, 2016 at the New York Botanical Gardens located off Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W), New York, NY.

For more information, please visit our events page.
Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France
The first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu, who were active in Paris during the 1630s and 1640s. More than forty of their best paintings highlight their full range of production, with altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits, and those poignant images of peasants on which their celebrity rests.
These masterworks come from public and private collections in Europe and North America, with major loans from the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, as well as museums throughout France.

The exhibition runs from May 22 – September 11, 2016 at the Kimbell Art Museum on 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

For more information, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

ARA Boston 2016 Figure Painting Competition
ARC Approved Atelier™ ARA Boston is happy to announce the 10 participants of their 2016 Boston Figure Painting Competition.

Jennifer Balkan, Julie Beck (ARA representative, not competing), Emanuela De Musis (ARA representative, not competing), Alia El-Bermani, Rose Frantzen, Bruno Galuzzi Corsini, Johanna Harmon, Iliya Mirochnik, and ARC Living Masters™ He Lihuai and Cesar Santos will be competing.

The competition will be held Monday, July 18th to Friday, July 22nd. 10:00 to 6:00 each day. The competition room will be open daily for public viewing from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Award Ceremony and Reception will be held July 23rd from 1pm -4pm at the Boston Guild of Artists. This will be open to the public.

For more info, please visit:
Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016

NEW ARC Approved™Atelier
Located in the Netherlands just 30 minutes from Amsterdam, Classic Art Atelier teaches the methods and techniques that are passed on through the centuries from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. These techniques show the different expressive forms which have always been in the mainstream of European art. Classic Art Atelier is a small and dynamic school that is dedicated to the training of artists of all ages through a combination of intense observation and high craft skills.

To learn more about Classic Art Atelier, please click here.

Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016

12th International ARC Salon Deadline Extended

12th International ARC Salon

Due to a large number of requests for more time and individuals needing last minute technical assistance, the deadline for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition will be extended until the end of the day on June 30. Works submitted after the original deadline will be charged a $5 late fee per entry to acknowledge those artists who were able to finish and submit their works on time. We are very excited to see a lot of amazing new works being submitted to the competition. If you are trying to enter and are having technical difficulties, please contact our webmaster, Iian Neill at


Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Father’s Day Sale

Take 15% off of all prints in the ARC Store.

All proceeds from the prints are used to provide scholarships for students who study the techniques of the past, thereby acquiring the tools needed to create great Contemporary Realist works. They help us maintain our extensive library of news stories, features, articles, editorials, essays, technical information, ARC Living Masters Gallery™, lists of ARC Approved™ ateliers and schools, and the steadily expanding ARC Museum, with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculptures in history.

To visit the ARC store, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Richard Whitney Painting Unveiled
ARC Living Master™ Richard Whitney painted a portrait of Dr. Ricardo Azziz that was recently unveiled at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Azziz was the former President of Georgia Regents University and is CEO of Georgia Regents Health System.

To see more of Richard Whitney’s work, please click here to view his gallery on ARC.

Posted Monday, June 13th, 2016

ARC Select – Rehs Gallery Exhibit

Richard Hall
Rehs Contemporary is proud to work side by side with the Art Renewal Center as we present ARC Select; a group exhibition featuring the works of 6 hand-picked artists from ARC’s 11th annual Salon. Our inaugural ARC Select show features a diverse roster of contemporary realist artists who demonstrate superior technical skills, utilizing techniques reminiscent of 19thCentury masters while remaining relevant to contemporary aesthetics. While each artist has their own style, theme and subject, the works showcase their immense talent and the dedication each has to their craft.

Duffy Sheridan
The featured artists include the world renowned Joseph McGurl, known for his masterful plein-air landscapes which exemplify the use of light, while incorporating vigorous attention to detail. Kari Tirrell, a self-taught artist known for her quirky still lives and mesmerizing toy jumbles. Richard Hall, a brilliant visual story-teller whose work incorporates twists of humor and whimsy. The Haitian artist Philippe Attie’s meticulously crafted figure paintings juxtaposed against a playful abstraction. Walter Rane’s investigations of the human form and the relationship with their environment and atmosphere; evoking ephemeral moments of spiritual interactions captured on canvas. Along with Duffy Sheridan, an artist whose tireless exploration has empowered him to reveal and convey the true subtleties of human expression.

Joseph McGurl
The ARC Select Opening Event is scheduled for October 22nd and all of the works will remain on display through November 19th at Rehs Contemporary Galleries located at 5 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. We welcome artists, collectors and enthusiasts alike to join us as we celebrate today’s finest realist artists.
To visit the Rehs Gallery website, please click here.
Posted Friday, June 10th, 2016

Domestic Space

Motor Scooter by Jeffrey Larson
ARC Living Master™ Jeffrey Larson is holding an exhibition featuring oil paintings of exquisitely rendered domestic views, figures, and objects. This is the first museum show of Larson’s work in the Northland.

The show takes place at the Tweed Museum of Art – 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 and runs from June 9 – September 18, 2016.

Opening Reception is June 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

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Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Orley Ypon Exhibition
Known for his hyper-realistic painting style, ARC Living Master™ Orley Ypon portrays crowds of cavorting bodies rising from the sea or in a seemingly endless race to nowhere.

The paintings in this show, entitled “Crusaders”, highlight his mastery of the human anatomy and eye for interesting detail. Well-composed and beautifully executed, the works subtly comment on societal ills and concerns of the present.

The exhibition is being held at the BenCab Museum located on Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Bagulo, Philippines and runs from May 28 – June 26, 2016.

For more information about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Han Wu Shen Historic Exhibition

Looking at the Big Dipper
by Han Wu Shen
ARC Living Master™ Han Wu Shen held an exhibition called “Red Guard Movement – 50th Anniversary” which ran from March 22 – April 10, 2016 in Hong Kong. It showed 17 paintings that looked back to the tumultuous events of 1966 when the Red Guard Movement swept across China.

Han Wu Shen was interviewed by Hong Kong’s “Ming Pao Daily News” and “Radio Television Hong Kong”.

Chinese authorities have banned the review and reflection on the Cultural Revolution. His solo exhibition, which was to be displayed in Beijing, was cancelled and held only in Hong Kong. This was perhaps the only exhibition about the Cultural Revolution shown in China.

To read more about this event, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Studio Incamminati Sponsors Drawing Category

For more than a decade, Studio Incamminati has been a leader in the growing contemporary realist art movement. Founded by the late Nelson Shanks and his wife Leona, it is now recognized nationally and internationally for its rigorous curriculum, accomplished instructors and diverse outreach efforts. An ARC-Approved Atelier, the school is modeled on the traditional Italian academia and French atelier and committed to the belief that mastery of technique is essential to creative expression. Its innovative curriculum fuses classical traditions of the Renaissance era masters, luminous color of the Impressionists and a fresh, contemporary sensibility. Its goal is to offer an affordable education that produces highly skilled artists who call upon their training and abilities to create art with depth of purpose and to give back to their community.

Its artists, faculty and alumni have been featured at prominent venues such as the National Arts Club and Philadelphia’s Comcast Center. The school has received media coverage ranging from art-community thought leaders such as International Artist magazine and Fine Art Collector to mainstream media including The New York Times, CNN and NPR.

Even the school’s name is filled with symbolism. In Italian, “Incamminati” means “moving forward” and invokes the spirit of its namesake studio founded by the Renaissance artist, Annibale Carracci. Studio Incamminati, one of the few schools of its type accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, fulfills its vision in a number of ways. In addition to its core Advanced Fine Art Program, the school offers workshops open to the general public both in Philadelphia and with the In Your Town programs nationwide. Other programs serve school-age artists and art educators. The Integrated Art Studio major, offers the opportunity to earn a liberal-arts degree at Chestnut Hill College while taking studio classes at Studio Incamminati.

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016

ARC Living Master™ Marina Dieul News
Congratulations to ARC Living Master™, Marina Dieul, who has been featured in the 2016 Summer issue of Where Women Create, a magazine which examines the inspiring work and work spaces of creative and extraordinary women.

To see her gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016

ARC Approved Atelier CAS Student Competitions
The Center for Naturalist and Academic Study, an ARC Approved Atelier, is holding two student competitions.
The 2016 Paint en Plein Air Competition is open to students who may be studying privately with professional artists, attending regular workshops, attending Colleges, Universities, Ateliers or Academies. The purpose is to help students who are just getting started in their studies or just about to transition from the student to professional world. The deadline is June 15, 2016.
For more information, please visit

The CAS is also running their 3rd Annual Summer Scholarship Competition. Four lucky winners will receive a scholarship for free study at the CAS. The competition is open to all skill levels and the deadline is June 15, 2016.

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Posted Thursday, June 2nd, 2016