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June 2019

 Ted Seth Jacobs

Published June 14, 2019

ARC Master Ted Seth Jacobs passed away at his home in France this past April.

Born in 1927, Jacobs was a world renowned artist who dedicated himself to the Representational Art Movement.  He taught thousands of students at the Art Students' League of New York, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the New York Academy, as well as in his own atelier in France. He also served as a guest instructor at several other atelier schools.

Ted Seth Jacobs had numerous solo and group shows in galleries and museums and has written several books including Light for the Artist, The Dictionary of Human Form, Drawing What the Eye Sees and Drawing with an Open Mind.

His importance to the 21st Century Representational Art Movement is well recognized and his absence will be felt by the ARC community.  

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Thank you to Laguna College of Art and Design

Published June 12, 2019

Thank you to Laguna College of Art and Design for sponsoring the Imaginative Category in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition.

Laguna College of Art and Design's Fine Arts department offers students a carefully crafted curriculum offering an efficient learning experience in representational drawing, painting and sculpture. LCAD is one of only a few fully accredited institutions committed to developing highly skilled representational figurative artists. Their alumni have gained acceptance into competitive graduate programs, excelled in the gallery market, gained private and public commissions, work in museum and curatorial art fields and art education. 

Their program’s philosophy is grounded in classical traditions which is an integral part of what makes their department unique and is the driving force behind their student’s success. Their curriculum is designed to give students the necessary skills to accurately portray still life, figure, portrait, landscape, multi-figure composition and to address concepts and ideas of contemporary, narrative storytelling. In addition to mastering techniques, the business of art is integrated into the curriculum. Students are introduced to professional practices, marketing and presentation to prepare them for the challenges of a demanding and competitive art world.

The LCAD Drawing and Painting major offers BFA programs in Drawing and Painting, Drawing and Painting with an Emphasis in Sculpture and a Drawing and Painting Certification.  

If you are interested in sponsoring a category in the ARC Salon, please contact

Ken Salaz in Forbes Magazine

Published June 12, 2019

ARC Living Master™ Ken Salaz has recently had a review of his work in Forbes Magazine.
The article, "'Like Painting A Speeding Bullet,' Landscape Master Ken Salaz Depicts Tactile Feeling Of Nature, Sun" reveals some of Ken's thought process and technique.
To read the article, click here.

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

Published June 11, 2019

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto, the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with the special cooperation of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, have organized a major exhibition on the Venetian master. As the first retrospective of the artist in North America, the exhibition includes many significant international loans traveling to the U.S. for the first time. The exhibition features nearly 50 paintings and more than a dozen works on paper spanning the artist’s entire career and ranging from regal portraits of Venetian aristocracy to religious and mythological narrative scenes.

The exhibition runs from March 24 – July 7, 2019 at the National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave & 6th St, Washington, DC 20565.

For more information on the event, click here.

Russian Academic Figure Drawing

Published June 10, 2019

ARC Approved Princeton Academy of Art is holding a Russian Academic Figure Drawing workshop on June 17th & 18th from 10:30am – 5:30pm.

The workshop explores the human figure as a constructional mechanism in space through the medium of drawing. The primary purpose of the 2-day intensive is to understand anatomy not only as an academic discipline but as the means through which the human figure should be viewed and depicted.  Participants will develop their knowledge of the underlying structures of the human form and use them to draw the model from life. The workshop will consist of a long pose with an emphasis on rendering and learning to tie in structural anatomy with surface form. Participants will also be drawing quick figure sketches to practice capturing the significant anatomical structures responsible for the gesture. During the workshop, Iliya Mirochnik will demonstrate drawing principles for the entire class and provide anatomical explanations and diagrams for each participant individually.

The workshop takes place at Princeton Academy of Art, 138 Nassau St, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Please click here to register online.

Thank you to PleinAir Magazine and Plein Air Convention & Expo

Published June 7, 2019

Thank you to the PleinAir Magazine and Plein Air Convention & Expo for sponsoring the Plein Air Paintings Category in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition. 

PleinAir Magazine is for artists and collectors who follow or participate in the exciting outdoor painting movement. America's number one art magazine (source: Barnes & Noble) focuses on the highest-quality artists who do studio and outdoor landscape, figure in landscape, architectural, floral, and other paintings. To learn more, visit or subscribe at

Plein Air Convention & Expo is a history-making event where plein air painters gather annually to improve their abilities, connect with old and new friends, and be with their tribe as part of the massive plein air movement. It features four indoor stages with over 80 of the world's top expert painters instructing in oil, watercolor, pastel, and other mediums. The 2019 event will be held in April in San Francisco and features a giant Expo Hall of plein air-focused art materials suppliers. Learn more at

If you are interested in sponsoring a category in the ARC Salon, please contact

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published June 7, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome the TIAC Academy of Fine Arts as our newest ARC Approved AtelierSM!

TIAC Academy is distinct in the way that it offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum and the accelerated learning experience to develop as artists. At the same time, TIAC Academy strives for a level of excellence, investigation, and cultural relevance that makes TIAC Academy truly special. The programs are tailored for helping students to find their unique artistic goals with the art world’s most influential mentors, promising opportunities of artist-residencies, exhibitions and scholarships; the components that contribute to a professional transformation. 

For more information please click here.

A Noble Pursuit: The Majestic Landscapes of Ken Salaz

Published June 7, 2019

This exhibition celebrates the successful release of "Landscapes in Oil", a comprehensive guide to classical landscape painting, by ARC Living Master Ken Salaz. Salaz, author and painter, assembled a who’s who of today’s finest artists to accompany him on his mission to elevate the genre of contemporary landscape painting, while bringing awareness to a cause which has always been deeply engrained within him – the preservation of our environment.

On view will be work by several artists including ARC Living Masters Ken Salaz, Erik Koeppel, William Davis, Joseph McGurl, ARC Associate Living Master Thomas Kegler, and more.

The exhibition opens Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1 pm - 6 pm and runs until June 28, 2019 at Rehs Contemporary Galleries, 5 East 57th Street - 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.  

Go Wild!

Published June 5, 2019

'Go Wild', an international exhibition curated by Conor Walton in collaboration with Poets&Artists Magazine, features work by several artists, including ARC Associate Living Masters Alex Callaway, Mark Heine, and Tina Garrett. 

This is the first time the PoetsArtists collective, a group of mainly American and European artists, have exhibited in Ireland. The show here includes work by two Irish artists.
The exhibition will take place in Gormleys Fine Art, 27 Frederick St. South, Dublin D02 EP03 from the 6th June – 27th June 2019. The exhibition will then move to their Belfast gallery at 471 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EZ from 21st July – 6th August 2019.
For more information click here.
For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Ingbretson Studios Open House

Published June 3, 2019

Come meet the individual painters, see their studios and work!

The ARC Approved Ingbretson Studios is an atelier in the truest sense of the word, working for over thirty years to develop painters in a one-on-one setting. Each student must have quality, and reasonably spacious, north light working space. The Ingbretson Studios are getting situated in new premises in Lawrence, MA and would love to give visitors a chance to see a traditional painting and teaching studio in operation!

The open house takes place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm.

Parking is in the rear of the building at 250 Canal Street in Lawrence, MA. The Studios are on the 6th floor.

Please contact Paul Ingbretson for more info at (603) 348-3056 or or visit

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


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