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February 2019

International ARC Salon on Barcelona TV

Published February 20, 2019

The 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, which is now on display at the MEAM Musuem in Barcelona Spain, was recently featured on a news segment on Barcelona-TV.  The ARC Salon Exhibit is open from now until March 31, 2019.

To watch the interview, click here.

To learn more about the live exhibition, click here

We are currently accepting entries to the 14th ARC Salon from now until March 15. To learn more or to enter, visit the ARC Salon Entry Pages.



‘Believe not thine eyes.’ Trompe l’oeil in Art

Published February 20, 2019

Trompe l’oeil means the illusory reproduction of real-life objects by artistic methods, giving the viewer the impression of the actual thing being present rather than a depiction. 

The exhibition is created entirely from the Hermitage’s own stocks, around 700 items, including paintings and works of graphic art, sculpture, articles made from silver, glass and semiprecious stone, various fabrics and pieces of furniture ranging from the 14th to the early 20th century.

The exhibition will be open in the Manege of the Small Hermitage, 2 Palace Embankment, Saint Petersburg, Russia and runs from 12/8/18-3/10/19.

For more information, click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

13th ARC Salon Official Award Ceremony

Published February 15, 2019

On Friday, February 8th, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) held their official Award Ceremony at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain to launch the opening of the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, with great success. The award ceremony consisted of four speakers, Jose Manuel Infiesta, Founder and Director, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Kara Lysandra Ross, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Chair, Art Renewal Center, Ming Yu, Best in Show winner for his painting "In Bvlag", and Jordi Alma Diaz, Director of the Barcelona Academy of Art. Each winner was individually presented with their award and the exhibiting artists were also called up as a group for a photograph and round of applause. The show will remain on view at the MEAM (C/ Barra de Ferro 5, 08003, Barcelona, Spain) until March 31st, 2019. 

To learn more about the exhibition visit our 13th ARC Salon Exhibition Page.


Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture

Published February 15, 2019

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture will be the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portraits and religious subjects, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. This exhibition, to be shown exclusively at The Frick Collection, brings to light the innovation of the artist, whose role in a larger history of European portraiture has yet to be fully explored.

The exhibition runs from February 21, 2019 to June 2, 2019 at the Frick Collection 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.

To learn more, click here.

For more events please visit the ARC Calendar

ARC Visions 2019

Published February 14, 2019

Arcadia Contemporary and the Art Renewal Center are proud to present "ARC Visions 2019," a group exhibition featuring the prestigious winners of the "Arcadia Contemporary Award" from the 13th Annual International ARC Salon. The ARC Salon is an internationally revered competition that attracts submissions from some of the finest realist painters in the world.

The opening reception takes place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm,  The show runs from February 16 - March 2, 2019 at the Arcadia Contemporary, 39 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105.

For more information, click here

For more events, please visit the Events calendar.

Da Vinci Initiative Open House

Published February 11, 2019

The Da Vinci Initiative is celebrating the opening of their new studio space.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM at 930 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6301.

For more information and to attend the event, click here.


Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Published February 8, 2019

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist focuses on the artist’s treatment of the modern figure through approximately 70 paintings from public and private collections around the world. A timely reevaluation of Morisot’s legacy, this exhibition is the first dedicated presentation of her work to be held in the United States since 1987, the very first solo exhibition of her work in Canada, and the first time since 1941 that a French national museum will devote a show exclusively to this founding members of the French Impressionist movement.

The exhibition runs from February 24 - May 26, 2019 at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201. 

To learn more, please click here.

For more information, please visit our events calendar.

Bouguereau & America

Published February 8, 2019

Bouguereau & America showcases more than forty masterful paintings by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The exhibition explores the artist’s remarkable popularity throughout America’s Gilded Age, from the late 1860's to the early 1900's. As the first major exhibition on the artist since the 1980's, Bouguereau & America will offer fresh perspectives on works that form the backbone of many museum collections.

The exhibition runs from 2/15/2019 to 3/12/2019 at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202. 

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here

For more exhibitions, please visit our events calendar

Ken Salaz Book

Published February 6, 2019

ARC Living Master™ Ken Salaz will be releasing a new book this March titled Landscapes in Oil.

Landscapes in Oil is the first-ever comprehensive guide to classical landscape painting reinterpreted for the twenty-first century.

Drawing from the tradition established by American painters of the Hudson River School--artists like Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and George Inness--author and painter Ken Salaz reveals great masters' philosophy and methods, updating their approaches for the contemporary landscape painter. Beginning painters are given the basic tools and step-by-step demonstrations, intermediate painters are challenged with unpublished techniques that allow them to break through to the next level, and advanced painters learn to apply their skills under unified theories.

"Practical as it is, Ken Salaz’s handsome new book is more than a how-to manual.  First, it shows us how the contemporary classical landscapist’s technical process crystallizes the profound beliefs of the Transcendentalists and Hudson River School artists who have so inspired Salaz. Second, he highlights the primacy of “contemplative painting,” of creating scenes that are not only beautiful and well made, but also able to bring the artist and the viewer to a higher plane.  For these reasons alone, this is book is another important step in the revival of tradition-minded art in North America over the last three decades..." - Peter Trippi

The book can be purchased at the following links:

Video Interview with Vicki Sullivan

Published February 5, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan has recently conducted a video interview with Emilio Longo, Visual Arts Teacher and author of Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students and Artist-Teachers.
The interview delves into Vicki's journey as an artist from childhood to her two semesters of training at the Angel Academy of Art.

To watch the video, click here.
For more podcasts and videos visit ARC Videos and Podcasts.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published February 1, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Stephen Jesic as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™.

Stephen has been an artist from his youth, and it has been now more than twenty years since he was able to devote his life full-time to painting. During that time he has exhibited extensively in his native Australia, and become celebrated not only for his extraordinary depictions of wildlife, but for his phenomenal technique in bringing animals to life.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here


Jacob Collins Podcast

Published January 31, 2019

Emilio Longo, Visual Arts Teacher and author of Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students and Artist-Teachers has recently conducted a podcast interview with ARC Living Master Jacob Collins.
Among the topics discussed are Jacob's inspiration and training, the schools he founded, as well as an in-depth conversation about the revival of traditional realism and it's future.
To listen to the podcast, please click here.   
For more podcasts and videos visit ARC Videos and Podcasts.  

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