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April 2009

ARC Approved™ Angel Academy Annual Exhibition

Published April 27, 2009

Student Exhibition at Angel Academy of Art in Florence

Jeffrey R. Watts is now an ARC Approved Living Artist™

Published April 24, 2009

Jeffrey R. Watts, Director of the ARC Approved™ Watts Atelier is now an ARC Approved Living Artist™.
Jeff's oil paintings have won numerous awards including First Place Portrait category and Second Place Landscape category from the Artist's Magazine, two consecutive Second Place Awards at the Salon International Exhibition, an Honor Award and an Award of Exceptional Merit from the Portrait Society of America, 3 Awards of Excellence from Oil Painters of America and 3 Top 100 Awards from Arts for the Parks among others.

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to view the new Jeffrey R. Watts Gallery.

About Bouguereau

Published April 17, 2009

The French artist Bouguereau was the greatest of the 19th century academic painters. I have always been in awe of this artist. He was as fine a technician as any painter who has ever lived. His design skills were incredible and his color though restrained, makes his figures seem alive. I think his ability to paint the figure and the color of flesh is unmatched by any other artist who has succeeded him.Portrait of the Artist by William Bouguereau
Portrait of the Artist
by William
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5th International 2008-09 ARC Salon® Competition Catalogues Available for Preorder

Published April 13, 2009

ARC Salon Catalogues, with their beautiful color reproductions of the ARC International Salon Winners, are eagerly awaited for each year and treasured as collections of today's masters.

The 5th Annual ARC Salon was once again a demonstration of the will of artists dedicated to representational work. Art Renewal Center® is at the helm of the effort to provide necessary training for dedicated artists, no longer willing to study only theories and "styles" beloved of the modern art establishment.
There were so many deserving entries which one could simply not ignore that an extra listing of semi-finalists was created to list their names in appreciation of their skill.
ARC Salon Catalog
Cover Design in Progress
5th ARC Salon Catalogue
In this year's catalogue, ARC Chairman, Fred Ross' speech to the American Society of Portrait Painters delivered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be included in its entirety:
"Mr Ross was interrupted at least 10 times to thunderous applause or peals of laughter, as he blasted Modernism and its chief icons, Picasso, Mattisse and DeKooning, with some of the most biting, yet truthful satire that has ever been heard in those sanctified halls."
Click here to read this speech which has been read by over 100,000 people each year and has become required reading in countless art courses around the world.

  • This beautiful Catalogue measures 8.5 x 11 inches

  • With over 85 pages and perfect bound

  • More than 200 images of award winning work

  • Complete exhibitors listing

  • Click Here to Preorder your 5th ARC Salon Catalogues NOW

    John Angel Article on Painting Method

    Published April 11, 2009

    We are pleased to publish An Outline of the Method Used to Paint the Live Model at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy that has been contributed to ARC, showing step by step the process that Angel Academy students use to achieve their excellent results.
    The Artist's Model

    Click Here to view the Online Demonstration

    Letter from Denmark

    Published April 11, 2009

    Dear Fred Ross

    I’ve just finished reading the 6 pages of ARC philosophy and I’m amazed and very grateful.
    You are describing to the point what I have been quietly holding in my heart for 20 years of painting. The idea that something is wrong. I have felt so alone with my thoughts for so many years, I have felt wrong, different, difficult and outside when being the child crying that the emperor is not wearing any clothes. So thank you, thank you, thank you for putting it out there and for making me feel that there is a point in going on - and also for giving me new energy to keep believing in art.

    Bruno MacDonald
    In Denmark

    The 5h International 2009-2009 C Salon®

    Published April 2, 2009

    5th International 2009/2010 ARC Salon Competition Results

    The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the award winners and finalists in our fifth International ARC Salon®: Competition. This year we had well over 1600 entries from 30 different countries.

    Once again the quality of work submitted to this year's competition is living proof that the great traditions of representational painting, drawing and sculpture are alive and those who would seek guidance can find the support and tutelage necessary to master them. With so many quality entries, we found it necessary to add a semi-finalists tier to help narrow the field before the final choices were made and we will be listing the semi-finalists at the end of this Salon posting.

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    Best in Show
    Hiroshi Furuyoshi
    Oil on Canvas
    63.7 x 63.7 inches

    This year's Best in Show with an honorarium of $10,000 has been awarded to Hiroshi Furuyoshi of Japan for his painting, Julien. The First Place Awards for $2,500 each were awarded to:

    Figurative category - Oleg Radvan for Anna;

    Still-Life - Jeffrey T. Larson for Reflections;

    Landscape - Nobuhito Tanaka for Behind Ghirardelli;

    Sculpture - Mike Magrath for Lot's Tribe; Pieta;

    Drawing -Ricky Colson III for Cindy and Zuzu;

    Together with 3 Awards in each of the 5 Categories, plus the addition of 4 Chairman's Choice Awards and 5 ARC Staff Awards and Purchase Prize Awards, the allotted prize amount in this year's ARC Salon® has totaled more than $70,000.

    If you are interested in submitting work for the 2009-2010 ARC Salon®, keep an eye on the ARC website for upcoming announcements.

    From all across the world the very best of the best artists are now here for your viewing pleasure. We invite you to celebrate with us in honoring all of our Finalists and Award Winners for the incredibly high quality and timeless beauty found within this exhibit. On behalf of our Chairman, Fred Ross and everyone here at the Art Renewal Center a well-deserved congratulations is extended to all of our award winners and participants. We thank them for their dedication to the upholding of artistic traditions and values sought by ARC and wish them continued success in all their artistic endeavors.
    Click Here to See The Winning Artworks

    Click Here to Pre-order your 5th International 2008/09 ARC Salon® Catalogue

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