Posts for September, 2021

September 2021

Painting the Figure Now 2021

Published on September 30, 2021

This PoetsArtists International Exhibition is curated by Didi Menendez and David Hummer with guest curators Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt. ARC Living Master Anna Wypch is among the exhibiting artists.

The exhibition runs from September 2 – October 30, 2021 at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, 309 McClellan St, Wausau, WI 54403.

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Botticelli Artist and Designer

Published on September 30, 2021

The Musée Jacquemart-André will celebrate the creative genius of Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) and the activity of his workshop, by exhibiting around forty works by the master, along with several paintings by his contemporaries, who were greatly influenced by him. Botticelli was one of the greatest artists in Florence, and his career attests to the economic development and profound changes that transformed the rule of the Medicis.

The exhibition runs from September 10, 2021 - January 24, 2022 at the Jacquemart-André Museum, 158 Bd Haussmann, Paris, 75008 France.

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To learn about more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design

Published on September 29, 2021

For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design explores the ways in which artists have represented themselves and their country. This is the first exhibition to highlight the unique formation of the National Academy’s collection. Since its founding in 1825, the Academy has required all Academicians to donate a representative work to the Academy’s collection, and from 1839 to 1994, the Academy also required Associates to present a portrait of themselves, whether painted by their own hand or by that of a fellow artist. The exhibition is divided into five sections: Founding an American School, A New Internationalism, Painting America, Postwar Realisms, and For America. Well-known artists such as Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Richard Estes, Lois Dodd, Andrew Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Cecilia Beaux, Wayne Thiebaud, and many others are featured. Comprised of 100 paintings created between 1809 and the present, the exhibition visually documents the history of American painting through the lens of the Academy.

The exhibition runs from July 3 - October 3, 2021 at the Crocker Museum 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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For more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Heating Up Manhattan: Sept/Oct Fine Art Connoisseur

Published on September 28, 2021

Fine Art Connoisseur recently published an article by Peter Trippi about the International ARC Salon and the Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works auction that was held at Sotheby's NY from July 16-26, 2021.

"July in New York City is generally hot and quiet, but this year it was perked up significantly — at least for those of us who love contemporary realist art — by an impressive display at Sotheby’s. On view were two large, interconnecting shows — highlights from the 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition, and lots offered in the Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works auction, which was conducted entirely on"

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By Her Hand Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy 1500-1800

Published on September 21, 2021

Women artists played a vibrant yet overlooked role in Italy around 1600. The first exhibition solely dedicated to Italian women artists at the Wadsworth, "By Her Hand" explores how important women artists succeeded in the male-dominated art world of the time. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–after 1654), one of the most fascinating seventeenth-century Italian painters, will take center stage.

Beyond Gentileschi, the accomplishments of a diverse and dynamic group—from the court painter Sofonisba Anguissola (1532–1625), to the Venetian pastel artist Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757), among other talented and virtually unknown Italian women artists—will be introduced and celebrated.

The exhibition runs from September 30, 2021 - January 9, 2022 at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT, 06103.

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New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on September 21, 2021

ARC is pleased to welcome Diana Kirkpatrick as a new ARC Associate Living Master.

"A quote from Jordan Sokol sums up Diana's approach to portraiture; 'I like to use portraiture as a way of exploring the psychology behind the human experience.' The emotional aspect of portraiture is of utmost importance to her."

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on September 16, 2021

ARC is pleased to welcome Benjamin Orozco Lopez as an ARC Associate Living Master.

Benjamín Orozco López was inclined towards art since his childhood, in which he was always surrounded by the instruments of drawing and painting. His father, a master artist, began teaching him drawing and painting step by step. At the age of 15, eager to learn, he committed himself to carrying out each and every one of the tasks that his father imposed on him. He soon found himself involved in the fascinating world of composition, anatomy, successful handling of different materials, graphic narrative, sequential art, life drawing, etc.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Southern Atelier Now Accepting Applications for the Miano Apprenticeship Program

Published on September 15, 2021

The Southern Atelier is proud to present their apprenticeship program under the direction of ARC Associate Living Master Charles Miano, designed as a 4-level program with a completely unique 2-fold course of study. In addition to traditional long term projects such as casts, master copies, portraits and figurative works, the apprenticeship curriculum highlights rigorous short, intermediate and long practice from the live model. This balanced approach develops hand eye coordination quickly and improves an artist's ability to see and capture life and movement dramatically while at the same time learning to finish works of art to the highest standards of excellence.

Spaces are limited to provide one-on-one instruction and detailed attention, so students can thrive in their study no matter their entry level. Throughout the apprenticeship program, students may also attend workshops at Southern Atelier given by visiting master artists from around the world.

The Miano Apprenticeship is broken into trimester terms, for $3800 per term. Apprentices may benefit from having their own individual work area, teaching opportunities, public gallery representation, and a key to the Atelier studio, located in luminous Sarasota, Florida. For application and enrollment information visit: Home | Southern Atelier 

Realistisch Bekeken Expo

Published on September 16, 2021

ARC Living Master Joke Frima will be participating in the Realistisch Bekeken Expo, taking place at Presbytery Munte, Munteplein 6, 9820 Munte (Merelbeke) Belgium.

The expo runs from September 17 - October 17, 2021.

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New ARC Living Artist

Published on September 15, 2021

ARC is pleased to welcome Dan Simoneau as a new ARC Living Artist.

"Dan Simoneau was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, where he began formal art classes at 11 and, at 13, joined the Androscoggin Valley Art Association as its youngest member ever. By the time Dan was a sophomore in high school, he was exhibiting, winning awards, and selling his paintings in local summer art festivals. In 1980, Dan began studies at the University of Southern Maine. There, he was influenced by artists such as Caravaggio, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, and Philip Pearlstein."

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here


2021 ARC Scholarship Competition Results Announced

September 11, 2021

The ARC Scholarship Fund has awarded $30,000 in direct scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved™ art academy and atelier schools. This year our top prize, The Brian Yoder Memorial Award, has been awarded to 19 year old Lara Saunders studying at the Grand Central Atelier. To view the full list of winners and examples of their works, visit the ARC Scholarship Results pages.

16th ARC Salon Entry Period

Published on September 9, 2021

To all artists planning on entering the 16th International ARC Salon Competition; after careful consideration we have decided to push back our entry period by four months. The new entry dates will be March 1st  – June 16th, 2022.

The new prospectus will be posted on March 1. We look forward to seeing your newest works!


ARC Salon Award Ceremony and Grand Opening

Published on September 8, 2021

Come and join us for the 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Museum of European Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain this fall. The show will run from October 8th, 2021 – December 12th, 2021, where it will hang alongside the MEAM’s representational painting and sculpture competition, Figurativas. A joint award ceremony will be held on October 8th at 6pm at the MEAM. This awe-inspiring international event will showcase the true international nature and collaborative spirit of this new wave in Contemporary Art. Entries to the next ARC Salon Competition will be accepted from March 1 – June 16th, 2022.

To learn more about the 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition, click here.

Skill-Based Art News

Published on September 7, 2021

Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students & Artist-Teachers (SBA), founded and directed by Emilio Longo, have recently published their first newsletter. As Mr. Longo explains, "the purpose of the newsletter is to keep in touch with our subscribers, to update them with recent developments in our work and to ultimately grow our mailing list so we can share our discoveries with a broader range of artists, students, teachers, collectors and connoisseurs who are all passionate about the renewal of skill-based art."

To subscribe to SBA's newsletter, visit this link to their homepage, and fill out the ‘subscribe’ section at the bottom.

SBA's first newsletter can be read here.  



In the Light of Jan Mankes - Galerie Autrevue

Published on September 3, 2021

ARC Associate Living Master Gezien van de Riet will be showing her painting "Little Oak in the Dunes" at this exhibition.

The exhibition runs from Galerie Autrevue, 4 Woudsterweg, Heerenveen, 8448 HA, Netherlands from September 3 - October 31, 2021.

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NordArt 2021

Published on September 3, 2021

ARC Living Master Ana Schmidt has been selected to exhibit two of her paintings, "This is not Graffiti" and "View from Window" at the International Art Exhibition NordArt 2021.

Few exhibition spaces express north Germany´s unique atmosphere so eloquently as the Carlshütte. A former iron foundry, which opened in 1827 and closed in 1997, this site in the town of Büdelsdorf is an impressive industrial monument, with its historical buildings, the colossal foundry halls and an extensive park. This site has developed over the years into a very special place for exhibitions.

Since 1999 the NordArt takes place annually in the summer months. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the backdrop offered by this industrial monument.

The exhibition runs from May 6 to September 10, 2021 at the Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, Büdelsdorf, 24782, Germany.

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