Posts for December, 2017

December 2017

New ARC Living Artist

Published on December 28, 2017

ARC is pleased to welcome Gulay Berryman as our newest ARC Living Artist.

"Art has been my way of acknowledging the world around me.  I have always been a very visual person from a young age but the inspiration to paint and preserve on canvas my impressions of places, people, and events was certainly intensified by foreign travel.   The more you see as an artist, the more your imagination is unleashed, the stronger the feeling that there are images in your mind that you must put to canvas.  An artist has many of the same creative urges as writers or inventors but they use lines, form and color to express themselves instead of words or the sciences."

To learn more and view Gulay's gallery on ARC, please click here.

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

December 27, 2017

Van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' informed the Pre-Raphaelites’ belief in empirical observation, their ideas about draughtsmanship, color and technique, and the ways in which objects in a picture could carry symbolic meaning.

The exhibition will bring together for the first time the 'Arnolfini Portrait' with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums, to explore the ways in which Rossetti, Millais and Hunt, among others, were influenced by the painting in their work.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please visit our calendar.

Drawn to Greatness Exhibition

Published on December 21, 2017

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections containing over 400 works on paper. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan Library in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare.

Drawn to Greatness focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, and more.

The exhibition runs until January 7, 2018 at the Morgan Library located on 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, please visit our events calendar.

Winners Revealed for the October–November PleinAir Salon Competition

Published on December 21, 2017

Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum Scott Shields has revealed his selections for the first, second, and third place winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition, presented by Plein Air Magazine.   

These winners pf the PleinAir competition will receive cash prizes, plus all winners and category winners will be entered into the judging for the annual cash prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year.

To view the winners, please click here.

Bosch to Bloemaert: Netherlandish Drawings from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Published on December 14, 2017

Founded in the 19th century, Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen possesses one of the world's finest collections of 15th- and 16th-century Netherlandish drawings. Bosch to Bloemaert offers American audiences an exceptional opportunity to see a selection of 100 master drawings from this collection. The exhibition presents a beautiful and remarkably comprehensive overview of the period, encompassing nearly all media and types of drawings of the time.

The exhibition runs from now until January 7, 2018 at the National Gallery of Art, 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, Washington D.C., 20001.
For more information on this and other events, please visit our events calendar.



Published on December 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce  BoldBrush/FASO as the Landscape Category Sponsor for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition.

BoldBrush is a free online art guild for visual artists that offers a free daily member newsletter, Fine Art Views, which provides information on art, marketing and mastery.  Turbocharge your art marketing with free daily ideas from professional artists, gallery owners, and art professionals.  They also sponsor the monthly BoldBrush Painting Competition.  The BoldBrush Painting Competition offers monthly award packages valued over $25,000.  The top awards include $1,000 cash in the award package.

FASO Artist Websites hosts the websites for today's finest painters.  By working closely with master artists such as Jeremy Lipking, David Cheifetz, Tony Pro, Mian Situ, and Tibor Nagy, they've developed beautiful, easy and functional websites and have become the leading provider of professional artist websites.  All the sites include marketing features and built-in promotion of workshops and classes to our nearly 60,000 members.  They offer a special FASO discounted signup rate for artists who are ARC members.  Click here to contact for more details.

Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese

Published on December 13, 2017

The Galleria Borghese in Rome houses six paintings by Caravaggio, the largest gatherings of his works in a single collection. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces from this renowned museum, and to gain insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
The exhibition runs from Nov 21, 2107- February 18, 2018 at the J Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
For information on more events, please visit our events calendar.

Murillo: The Self-Portraits

Published on December 13, 2017

One of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo worked primarily in Seville, where he was born in December 1617, until his death in 1682. Well known for his religious paintings and his extraordinary depictions of street urchins, he was also an ingenious painter of portraits. This genre remains, however, the least studied aspect of his work. Inspired by the self-portraits in their holdings, New York’s Frick Collection and London’s National Gallery have co-organized a 2017–18 show that marks the 400th anniversary of this great artist’s birth. Murillo: The Self-Portraits is open at the Frick from November 1, 2017, through February 4, 2018.

To learn more about this and other events, please visit our calendar.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on December 8, 2017

Yuehua was born in 1959 in Beijing, China. Yuehua's mother was an art teacher and she taught him how to draw. He participated in art activities in school. His dream was to enter the Academy of Fine Arts. However, at that time, students were not allowed to go to college unless they were chosen by someone in the government. He worked in the State Council and the NPC Standing Committee from 1982 until 1987, after which he worked as the curator of the Beijing Museum of Art and Design. Yuehua worked there until 2000 when he immigrated to the United States to become a full-time painter.

To learn more and to view his gallery on ARC, click here.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Published on December 7, 2017

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer presents a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 133 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 50 public and private collections in the United States and Europe, the exhibition examines Michelangelo's rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer.

The exhibition takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 and runs from 11/13-2/12/17.

Visit our Events calendar to learn more.

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on December 6, 2017

The Art Renewal Center is pleased to welcome Arts in Rome as our newest ARC Approved AtelierTM.

Arts in Rome is the New School of Figurative Art in Rome, a project that harmonises modern and ancient Fine Arts courses on drawing and painting with live models, following the wake of the ancient academies of Italian art, and Italian artistic heritage.

Arts in Rome organizes Academic drawing courses, painting, illustration, seminars and workshops focused on figurative and new realist art.

To learn more, please visit Arts in Rome page on ARC.

13th International ARC Salon Competition is Now Closed

Published on December 4, 2017

The entry period for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition is now closed. This year we have received over 3,750 entries from over 1,500 artists from 69 countries. A listing of the Finalists will be posted on these pages in mid January and winners will be posted in mid February. Regular updates will be sent as to the progress of the competition as we move through the adjudication process.

The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, the International ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

LARA Senior Admin

Published on December 1, 2017

The London Atelier of Realist Art, an ARC Approved Atelier, is looking for a Senior Administrator, available to start January 2018.

The Senior Administrator will oversee all administrative aspects of LARA. The role is essential to ensure the smooth and professional running of the school. This includes all the administration involved in overseeing up to 36 full/part-time students, as well as on and off-site masterclasses, workshops and short courses. You’ll engage with customers and receive ongoing feedback on their experience. They are looking for someone with adegree in management or equivalent experience, 5 years previous Administrative or Personal Assistant experience, and strong computer skills in Microsoft Office/Photoshop/Google Drive and confidence to learn new platforms. The applicant must possess excellent organizational, communication and planning skills. LARA is an equal opportunities employer.

For more information, please contact


MEAM Exhibition

Published on December 1, 2017

To celebrate the centenary of the death of the European sculptor Auguste Rodin, the MEAM will present, from November 30, 2017, the first great anthological exhibition of the work of the Polish sculptor Grzegorz Gwiazda, whom the MEAM founders consider "the Rodin of the 21st century".

The exhibition runs from Nov. 30- Jan 28, 2018 at the Museu Europe d'Art Modern located on Barra de Ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona , Spain.

To learn more about this and other events, please view our events calendar.

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