Posts for October, 2020

October 2020

Lyme Academy - Art Director Position

Published on October 29, 2020

The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is seeking an Artistic Director/Deane Keller Chair who will be responsible for implementing the artistic vision and programming of the Academy. The mission of the Lyme Academy is to provide education and training in the history, traditions, principles and skills of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture as a foundation for one’s future development as an artist.


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Published on October 30, 2020


Inspiring pop culture for decades, superheroes have a prolific impact on our imaginations. They beg the question: if you could have a superpower, what would it be?

ARC Living Master Louis Alvarez Roure will be among the exhibiting artists.

The show runs from October 14 - November 13, 2020 at the Stone Sparrow NYC, 45 Greenwich Ave, NY, NY.

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The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Published on October 23, 2020

The renowned Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest competition for contemporary watercolor painting in the UK. Over the past 33 years it has attracted entries from artists working in abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional subject matter, with the aim of celebrating the beauty and diversity of all water-based media.

Approximately 80 works have been selected by a panel of judges to present an eclectic selection of watercolor paintings.

ARC Living Master Jon Boe Paulsen is among the exhibiting artists.

The exhibition runs from October 28, 2020 - January 16, 2021 at Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Market Place, Basingstoke RG21 7QD, UK

To learn more, please click here.



Published on October 23, 2020

 Ambivalence is an online exhibition curated by Carol Hodes.

"...Ambivalence could have accompanied us from our youth and formed our characters unknowingly. It could have created the ethos by which we live or made us doubt what we see, read or experience. The uncertainties we experience or the contradictory ideas that beset us, ultimately to become the people that we are..."

ARC Associate Living Master Arina Gordienko and ARC Living Artist Gayle Madeira are participating in the show.

To view the exhibition, click here

FWSD People’s Choice Winner Announced

Published on October 21, 2020

And the winner is David Bowers “Lisa, the Shield Maiden” paired with designer Bea Cruz PH. During the 14th ARC Salon Virtual Exhibition at, visitors voted for their favorite artwork / designer pairing in the Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Event. Fashion Week San Diego designers were matched with 8 winning artists' works, and the designers created an original couture outfit and look inspired by the work of art from the ARC Salon. The winner was announced during FWSD's Live Runway Show Broadcast on October 17th.



Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Painting the Figure Now

Published on October 22, 2020

PoetsArtists + 33 Contemporary invite visitors to explore “PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW III”, a new exhibition curated by David Hummer and Didi Menendez, with guest curator F. Scott Hess, opening at Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art October 8th. With a range of expressive styles, each artist feeds the imagination and considers the profound beauty of portraiture and figurative art through its multitude of forms and emotional complement.

ARC Living MasterTM Anna Wypych and ARC Living ArtistTM Gayle Madeira are among the artists in the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from October 8 - December 12, 2020.

To learn more, please click here


The de Young Open Salon

Published on October 20, 2020

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Works of art in The de Young Open are hung “salon-style,” installed edge to edge and floor to ceiling, which enables a maximum number of works to be displayed. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists in The de Young Open.

ARC Living Artist Clark Gussin is among the participating artists.

The exhibition runs from October 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021 at the de Young museum: Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118.

To learn more, please click here

The Outwin: American Portraiture Today

Published on October 20, 2020

New England Premiere of The Outwin: American Portraiture Today from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

The Outwin: American Portraiture Today premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in the fall of 2019. Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts chosen by the museum in the call for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The works of nearly 50 finalists were selected from over 2,600 entries. For the first time in the triennial’s history, the museum specifically asked that submissions respond “to the current political and social context,” and this resulting presentation offers perspectives on some of today’s most pressing issues.

ARC Living Master Luis Alvarez Roure is among the participating artists.

The exhibition runs from October 3, 2020 - April 4, 2021 at the Springfield Museums - D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103.

For more information, click here

Distilled Beauty Exhibition and Artist Q&A

Published on October 16, 2020

Distilled Beauty is a group exhibition exploring the revival of realism by American and international artists, selected from 14th International Art Renewal Center Salon finalists.

There will also be an Artist Q&A where viewers can meet current exhibiting artists, Casey Childs, Michelle Dunaway and Natalia Fabia. The hour-long program, presented virtually, will investigate their individual art practices, the gallery exhibition and the importance of realism in art.

The Q&A takes place on Thursday, October 22 from 4-5 p.m. (PST).

The exhibition of more than 20 works will be on view through November 8, 2020. View online at or call 626.577.7733 for your personal appointment.


Society of Women Artists 159th Exhibition

Published on October 16, 2020

This year, the Society of Women Artists is holding their annual exhibition online. The patron of the event is SWA Princess Michael of Kent.

Among the participating artists are ARC Living Master Anna James Massey and ARC Associate Living Master Arina Gordienko.

The exhibition runs from September 22 - December 31, 2020. To view the exhibition, please click here

New ARC Living Master

Published on October 15, 2020

ARC is pleased to welcome Luis Alvarez Roure as an ARC Living Master.

Mr. Roure is a figurative and still-life painter better known for his portraits of internationally known figures. In 2020, The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. acquired the portrait of the virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell for their permanent collection, making this, along with the portrait of Philip Glass, his second painting to be acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Other important American and European institutions to own Roure's work include The Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain; The Federal Reserve in Washington D.C; The Steinway Hall in New York City and the Warren County Courthouse in Warren, P.A.

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


Taking Flight : ARC Select 2020

Published on October 15, 2020

Throughout the history of art, birds have been represented as the embodiment of humanity’s hopes and dreams.

Taking Flight is Rehs Contemporary’s annual event partnering with the Art Renewal Center, showcasing the Rehs Galleries Award winners from the 14th ARC Salon.  ARC and Rehs have also partnered with the American Bird Conservancy to help raise awareness regarding threats to bird populations and the effects their dwindling numbers have on our ecosystems.

 The exhibit will run from October 15th through November 12th with viewing by appointment only. There will be a special socially distanced preview October 15th through October 18th. Contact Rehs Contemporary now for opening event availability and to schedule your viewing now!


Shelter Online Exhibition

Published on October 8, 2020

This group exhibition explores the interpretation of an object, place or memory that in these times offers safe harbor from the storm, offering tranquility, comfort, and solace.

Artists included in the exhibition are ARC Associate Living MastersTM Mark Heine, Tina Garrett, and Arina Gordienko.

The online only exhibition from Chicago’s 33 Contemporary Gallery runs from June 15 – December 31, 2020.

To view the exhibition, please click here



National Sculpture Society 87th Annual Awards Exhibition

Published on October 7, 2020

National Sculpture Society 87th Annual Awards Exhibition

The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture.

This exhibit is on display in the Jennewein Gallery and Rainey Pavilion of Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 from August 8 - October 25, 2020.

To learn more, click here


The 37th Annual Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale

Published on October 6, 2020

The Museum of Western Art is proud to host the 37th Annual Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale. This invitational exhibition features over 100 works by leading artists in the western genre, including ARC Associate Living Master Mary Ross Buchholz and Xiang Zhang and ARC Living Master John Pototschnik.

This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists and styles; from traditional cowboy scenes to stylistic depictions of Native American life, landscape and portraiture, painting and sculpture.

The 37th Annual Roundup Art Exhibition and Sale runs from September 26 - October 31, 2020 at The Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028.

For more information, please click here


Max Ginsburg Gallery Tour

Published on October 4, 2020

ARC Living MasterTM Max Ginsburg has recently posted a tour of his studio on youtube.

To watch the tour, click here


FWSD To Announce Winner of ARC Partnered Event

Published on October 1, 2020

We hope you made your vote count! During the 14th ARC Salon Virtual Exhibition at Sotheby’s NY, visitors voted for their favorite artwork / designer pairing in the Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Event. Fashion Week San Diego designers were matched with 8 winning artists' works, and the designers created an original couture outfit and look inspired by the work of art from the ARC Salon. The winner will be announced during FWSD's Live Runway Show Broadcast. That’s right, the Fashion Week San Diego Runway Shows have gone virtual this year, and passes are now on sale for only $40.

October 17th @ 6pm. Use the code: ARC5 to receive 5% off. 


To view the FWSD winning works and the couture outfits they inspired, visit the 14th ARC Salon Virtual Exhibition which is on indefinite view at

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