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May 2013

New ARC Approved Atelier™

Published May 30, 2013

Old Masters Atelier, Hialeah, Florida began as a place for those who love beauty and the great traditions of drawing and painting. Their program continues as a vibrant community where students acquire the foundational skills necessary to become artists. Old Masters Atelier offers instructed private classes, uninstructed open sessions with life models, and instructed workshops with top artists from all over the world.
To learn more about this atelier, click here.

Portrait Drawing by Robert A Rojas

New ARC Living Master™ Marci Oleszkiewicz

Published May 29, 2013

Although Oleszkiewicz has been studying art and painting for some time, it wasn't until 2007 that she began to see what the future might hold for her as an artist. Upon entering several art competitions Marci was not only accepted in two of the top shows, The Oil Painters of America's national show and the American Impressionist Society's national show, she also received very substantial awards from both. She received an award of excellence from the OPA and the best of show award from the AIS. Not long after, she was included in Southwest Art Magazine's 21 under 31 and had her first two man show at Gallery Russia in Scottsdale, AZ. Since then Marci has continued to paint full time, focusing on her annual show that comes up every March at Gallery Russia in Scottsdale, AZ.

To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.


A Polish Christmas by Marci Oleszkiewicz

Memorial Weekend Print Sale

Published May 24, 2013

All prints 15% off! Use coupon code arcmem13 for your savings!

All proceeds from purchases at the ARC Store go to maintain ARC's programs and scholarships. The Foundation for the Art Renewal Center®, a 501(c)3) educational foundation was founded in 1999 to present responsible opposing views to the modernist art establishment. The ARC website, www.artrenewal.org has grown to approximately 5,000,000 visitors per year and is a hub for artists, educators, gallery owners, curators and art lovers alike. Support the Art Renewal Center® Scholarship Program with your purchase from the ARC Store and bring art into the lives of the ones you love!
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
by John Singer Sargent
To view our list of most popular prints, click here.
Most images in the ARC Museum are also available.
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ARC Scholarship Deadline Reminder

Published May 23, 2013

The deadline for entries for the Art Renewal Center's 2013 Scholarship Competition is May 31, 2013.

We are now accepting entries for the 2013 ARC Scholarship Competition, designed to help talented students learn proper painting methods and techniques at one of the Art Renewal Center’s ARC Approved™ Schools.

To view the full list of schools, click here.

So far we have given out over $200,000 in scholarships for students attending ARC Approved™ Schools, and this year we will be awarding yet another $30,000.

Please click here to see the prospectus.

New ARC Living Master™

Published May 21, 2013


God's Gift
by John Buxton
We would like to welcome John Buxton, a painter of American history and heritage as an ARC Living Master™. Because his paintings are extensively researched, they enjoy an additional status. The images of his paintings are often used in documentary films, in books or articles about history, and in high schools and universities as visual reality to the written word. The original paintings hang in various museums and at historical sites as well as the homes and offices of numerous private collectors.

To learn more about John Buxton or to view his new gallery on ARC, click here.

Atelier Exhibition Opening May 24th

Published May 17, 2013

The ARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy of Art presents their Water Street Atelier Student Art Exhibition, free and open to the public. Peruse portrait, figure, cast, still-life and landscape drawings, paintings and sculptures by their full time students. The opening reception will be held Friday, May 24th from 6:30-9:00pm and will be open though out the month of June. Refreshments will be served.

June Viewing Hours:
Monday-Friday 1:00-2:00 pm

20 West 44th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036
To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.

New ARC Living Master™

Published May 16, 2013

He Lihuai was born in Chongqing, China in 1961. He worked as an art designer at Capital Museum from 1985 to 1996 after receiving Art of Bachelor degree in oil painting at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1984. As a member of Beijing Artists Association and a professional artist, He has been honored as a very talented oil painter in contemporary China.
In today's art world, where the conceptionism, photography, and image art prevail, He Lihuai, with his flaming zeal for realistic painting, successfully explores his own style - symbolic and imaginative. His work is the product of self awareness. He uses his subtle language of classic realism to describe beautiful and lonely maidens, and creates a surreal dream world through imaginary space and non-reproductive color, expressing the loneliness and melancholy of contemporary people and their aspiration to escape from reality.
- Wang Duanyun, Chinese art critic and professor of Chinese Academy of Arts.

To view his new gallery on ARC, click here.

New DVD in ARC Store

Published May 15, 2013

The Artist's Guide to Perspective with Patrick Connors, is a two disk DVD set that focus on the foundations of perspective. The viewer can gain experience working with vanishing points, picture planes, an Albertian veil, and other essential techniques and materials. It is intended the work be done at the viewer's own pace to discover how to depict any subject in one, two, and three-point perspective. The DVD is built on simple exercises that will help build one's skills and put one's talents to the test in one final still life sketch. Patrick Connors teaches at the New York Academy of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati, and the ARC Approved™ Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. His work can be found in collections worldwide.
To learn more or order the DVD now, click here.

Golden Gate Atelier, Limited Openings Available

Published May 14, 2013

There are limited spaces available for students who are interested in taking classes starting in the Fall of 2013 at the Golden Gate Atelier, San Francisco, CA (Bay Area).

Cast Drawing
by second year student
Annie Cheung
Both instructors Andrew Ameral and Sean Forester trained at the Florence Academy of Art and taught there for several years. Ameral has also been a professional illustrator and instructor in the San Francisco Academy of Art University graduate program. Forester studied at Cambridge University on a Rotary Scholarship and has lectured on classical art in America and Europe. Like all ARC Approved™ schools they are dedicated to realism. They teach sight-size, constructive drawing, anatomy, écorché, composition, art history, and humanities; a complete classical training for the realist artist that places him or her to succeed as a professional artist.

“I studied figurative art for years, but feel I never really got the education I was looking for until I found the Golden Gate Atelier.” -- Tess-Marie White, Golden Gate Scholarship Student
To learn more about the program or to register for classes, click here.

Current Exhibitions

Published May 10, 2013

Four museum exhibitions will be closing on May 19th, 2013. The first is The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY which focuses on British late 18th century large-scale panorama. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. Artists in the exhibition consist of Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Robert Havell Jr, and John Kensett. Also, Piero della Francesca in America is currently running at The Frick Collection, NY. NY. Revered in his own time as a "monarch" of painting, Piero della Francesca is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. The Frick Collection is presenting the first monographic exhibition in the United States on the artist, bringing together seven works, including six panels from the Sant'Agostino altarpiece - the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled for display. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London is taking place at the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA. A landmark exhibition of 17th- and 18th-century European art from London makes its only stop on the West Coast. The 48 traveling works that make up this important exhibition were collected by Edward Cecil Guinness (1847-1927), the first Earl of Iveagh and heir to the Guinness Brewery. Many of the displayed works had never left Europe before, including Rembrandt's late "Portrait of the Artist."

Laus Veneris
by Burne-Jones
Lastly, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900 which consists of some of the most important Victorian paintings is currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The first major survey of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites to be shown in the United States features some 130 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art objects. Organized by Tate Britain in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington. All four of these exhibitions close on May 19th, so if you are able, be sure to see them before they close.
To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.

New ARC Living Artist™

Published May 9, 2013

We would like to welcome Anara Abzhanova as an ARC Living Artist™ . Abzhanova was born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. From her early years she knew she wanted to be an artist. Anara has been deaf from childhood and so chose to listen to her heart as she painted the world around her. Her works are full of light and colors that merge into potent impressionistic landscapes.
From when she was a toddler, Anara was interested in drawing. She has since won many awards and since 2006 has exhibited in several solo shows. Anara has never heard the sounds of the world but God gave her the talent to see the world in all its beauty and share it with everyone.

To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.

Studio Incamminati Applications and Scholarship Opportunities

Published May 8, 2013


ARC 2012/2013 Salon
Second Place Figurative
Fumiko by Joe Dolderer
Applications for Studio Incamminati’s acclaimed Professional Program are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. ARC Living Master™ Nelson Shanks is Studio Incamminati’s founder and Artistic Director. Among the accomplished faculty are Joe Dolderer, second-place finisher in this year’s ARC International Salon Competition and Kerry Dunn, who earned Best in Show at the Portrait Society of America’s 2013 International Portrait Competition. They are just part of the Studio Incamminati faculty which for years has garnered numerous awards and recognition. Studio Incamminati is celebrating its 10th anniversary and its growing number of alumni are now teaching and creating art worldwide.
Flexible payment plans and scholarships are available.

Admission application deadline is June 30.
Deadline for scholarship consideration is May 31.

Click here to view the application or apply.

ARC Scholarship Competition

Published May 6, 2013

We would like to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2013 ARC Scholarship Competition, designed to help talented students learn proper painting methods and techniques at one of the Art Renewal Center's ARC Approved™ Schools. To view the full list of schools, click here.

So far we have given out over $200,000 in scholarships for students attending ARC Approved™ Schools, and this year we will be awarding yet another $30,000.

Please click here to see the prospectus.

The deadline for entries is May 31, 2013.

Giampaolo by Bayasgalan Batmagnai

ARC Salon in Fine Art Today

Published May 3, 2013


Best in Show Winner
Interregnum by Orley Ypon
The press coverage of the 2012/2013 ARC Salon has already begun in Fine Art Today, a new weekly e-newsletter from Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.

The Salon will also be featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in a future issue.
"The Best in Show award went to Orley Ypon for his large-scale painting “Interregnum,” a meditation on the state of humans in a world of uncertainty. At 90 x 60 inches, “Interregnum” is ambitious in scale and conception. For the Best in Show prize, Ypon wins an $8,000 cash award in addition to a DVD video produced by Streamline Publishing that will include a demonstration by the artist, an interview, and a profile on the winning piece."

To view the press coverage, click here.

New Aristides Atelier Student Exhibition

Published May 2, 2013

Students of the Aristides Atelier present classical drawings and paintings founded in traditional academic techniques while highlighting the artists' own observational skills, demonstrating how students begin with a focus on drawing and advance to full chromatic paintings as they develop a vocabulary to create well-executed, sensitive works of art.

Gage Academy - Rosen Gallery - 1501 10th Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98102

May 10 - June 7, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 6:00-8:00pm.

To find out more about this and other events, please click here.

Serenity by Ioulia Kouskova

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