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February 2015

Masterworks From the Corcoran

Published February 27, 2015

Running until May 3, 2015, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC will display a selection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's renowned collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs. A number of celebrated works by great American artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Hiram Powers will be exhibited.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

IGOR Competition

Published February 26, 2015


Girl with Pearl Earrings by Vala Ola
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is accepting entries from its members for its Masterworks Museum Exhibition, the tour of which is being promoted by David J. Wagner, L.L.C. The exhibition is scheduled from May 19 - July 26, 2015 at the prestigious R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana. This will be an IGOR members-only exhibition with an emphasis on museum-quality artwork.

Exhibition Premiere: May 19 - July 26, 2015 at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA

For more information, please click here.

New ARC Living Artist™

Published February 25, 2015

ARC is pleased to welcome John Joseph Hunn as an ARC Living Artist™.

John Joseph Hunn is a Midwest artist predominately working with the human figure. Graduate of Fontbonne University in 2000, he lives and works in Saint Louis MO.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Delivery by John Joseph Hunn

Rediscovering George Elgar Hicks

Published February 24, 2015

Kara Lysandra Ross, ARC Chief Operating Officer, has written “Rediscovering Victorian Painter George Elgar Hicks”, a new article published in The Epoch Times.

A Cloud With a Silver Lining
by George Elgar Hicks
"In the 1870s with the decline of interest in bustling contemporary genre paintings illustrating scenes of Victorian life, Hicks moved on to portraiture commissions and a different type of genre painting, many of which are beautifully esthetic psychological studies of individuals or small groups. Although he has been most noted for his historic crowd scenes, it is most likely his later scenes of beauty and childhood that will become increasingly appreciated, as these are the ones that more closely resemble the works of his most sought after contemporaries."

To read the full article, please click here.

Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty

Published February 23, 2015

Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, 603 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 this unprecedented selection of more than twenty-five masterpiece drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo from Italian museums is the first exhibition to explore Leonardo's philosophy of beauty as contrasted with his rival Michelangelo. Also featured will be Leonardo's renowned Codex on the Flight of Birds, containing a hidden self-portrait at age fifty-three, which has never previously been exhibited.
The exhibit runs from February 21 - April 5, 2015.

To see more about this and other exhibits, please click here.

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

Published February 20, 2015

February 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015

National Gallery of Art - 6th St. and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented on the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo's paintings will premiere at the Gallery. 40 of the artist's most compelling paintings will be on view, including beguiling mythologies and religious works (some on loan from churches in Italy), as well as one of his greatest works, the Madonna and Child with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, and John the Evangelist with Angels from the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence.

For more information, please click here.

Sculpture in the Age of Donatello

Published February 19, 2015

Twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, most never seen outside Italy, will be exhibited at the Museum of Biblical Art. MOBIA will be the sole world-wide venue for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Works by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, Luca della Robbia and others will be on display.

The show opens Friday and runs through June 14, 2015 at MOBIA - 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York, NY 10023.

For more information about this exhibit, please click here.

Six Philadelphia Artists Show

Published February 18, 2015



Three instructors from Studio Incamminati will be exhibiting work in this show at the Haynes Galleries - 1600 Division Street, Suite 140, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

The exhibition runs until February 28th and is free and open to the public.

For more information, please click here.

New Letter to ARC

Published February 17, 2015

"I've studied Art History at university and I've always felt fascinated by Humanist or Traditional Art. For this reason I was very surprised when, in 19th Century Art classes, my teacher never said a word about geniuses like Bouguereau or Gérôme. Well, the only thing he said once was that they were labeled as "Pompier" and that they didn't add anything important nor interesting to Western Art History..."

To read the whole letter, please click here.

To view the ARChives, please click here.

The Florence Academy of Art US Show

Published February 16, 2015

The Florence Academy of Art US opens this month and will be showing a two-person exhibition of still life, figurative, and cityscape paintings by FAA graduates, Carolyn Pyfrom and Peter van Dyck. The exhibition will remain on view through March 28 at the academy's new school located at Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. Opening hours 9:00 am - 4:00 pm or by appointment.

For more information, please contact Alexa Marino, tel. Tel: 201 685 7080, or visit the FAA US Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/faausbranch?fref=photo.

Carolyn Pyfrom, Self-Portrait at 43
24" x 16", Oil on linen, 2014

James Gurney Exhibit

Published February 13, 2015


Song in the Garden by James Gurney


ARC Living Master™ James Gurney will be exhibiting original oil paintings from Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time, Dinotopia: The World Beneath, and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara. The fantastical art in the Dinotopia series was inspired by Gurney's childhood fascination with archaeology, dinosaurs, lost civilizations, and art. He went on to work with scientists and historians at National Geographic magazine to create images of ancient worlds; a project that inspired the conceptual framework for Dinotopia.
The exhibit will run from February 14 - May 25, 2015 at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center - 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903.

For more information, please click here to visit our events page.

New ARC Approved Atelier™

Published February 12, 2015

Located in Miami, Florida, Chiaroscuro Studio of Art offers top level instruction in realistic painting and drawing. Their curriculum is based on the teaching method used by the famous classical-realist 19th century academies. Chiaroscuro believes in the solid artistic basis this kind of training gives to the students, allowing them to achieve high standards of craftsmanship and technical skills. Their teaching methods and techniques provide the tools that students can use to create their own contemporary work and develop a personal artistic language.

To learn more about Chiaroscuro Studio of Art, please click here.

Ipazia - Studying Perfection
by Instructor Milixa Morón

The Language of Art: New Approaches for Teaching Visual Literacy

Published February 11, 2015


The Polisher by Anthony Waichulis
February 21-22, 2015, 9:30am-3pm at the
Ani Art Academy Waichulis
1100 Pittston Blvd. Bear Creek Twp., PA 18702
Tel: 570-822-4111

This two-day workshop, presented in partnership with The Da Vinci Initiative, will explore several aspects of visual perception and language development to uncover an incredibly efficient method for introducing meaningful visual literacy development into the classroom.
This comprehensive clinic also introduces a fun and challenging hands-on component with a new series of K-12 visual arts exercises adapted from Anthony Waichulis’ celebrated curriculum: The Language of Drawing and The Language of Painting developed for the International Ani Art Academies.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Bouguereau's 'Fancies': Allegorical and Mythological Works by the French Master

Published February 10, 2015

The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, FL is currently exhibiting nineteen mythological and allegorical paintings and drawings by William Bouguereau. The works span the artist's entire career, and the exhibit will be supplemented by period reproductions of his works in print, porcelain, marble, and bronze.

The exhibit ends April 19, 2015.

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

To read an article on the exhibition by Kara Lysandra Ross, click here.

Grand Central Atelier Exhibition

Published February 9, 2015


A work-in-progress by Patrick Byrnes


ARC Approved™ Grand Central Atelier will be holding a group show of floral sketch paintings. The “Ai Fiori: Alla Prima Floral Sketch” exhibition will feature work by many artists and teachers at the atelier.

The show will be held at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101 from 2/6/15 - 3/20/14.

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

ARC Approved™ Southern Atelier Soiree

Published February 6, 2015

The ARC Approved™ Southern Atelier will be holding a special fundraiser soiree on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 from 4 - 7 PM.

There will be food, drink, entertainment, and a painting demonstration by Mary Minifie.

The event will be held at 1741 Stanford Lane, Sarasota, FL 34231, with a minimum donation of $25.

For more information, please click here.

New ARC Living Master™

Published February 4, 2015

ARC is pleased to welcome Anna Wypych as an ARC Living Master™.

Obvious true, there is one girl not two
by Anna Wypych


Anna Wypych's works of art transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the otherworldly. The starting point of her work and also the main theme, is always mankind, but Anna goes beyond physicality, as if she wants more to capture the spirit than the body. She develops images that evoke moods, dreams, and feelings inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative.

To see her gallery, please click here.

11th International ARC Salon Competition is Now Closed

Published February 3, 2015

The ARC Salon entry period is officially at a close. This year the ARC Salon has over 2,500 entries from over 1050 artists, a notable 15% increase in participation from last year, making this our most competitive competition to date. Due to the large number of entries, this year the International ARC Salon will have eight judges divided among the seven categories, four judges per category. To see a full list of the judges and which categories each judge will be adjudicating, please click here.

The ARC Salon 2014/2015 Finalists’ names will be announced sometime in mid to late March, with winners being announced by the end of April. Best of luck to all of our competitors!

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