Posts for July, 2022

July 2022

ModPortrait 2021 - Award Winning Works

Published on July 29, 2022

An exhibition of the winning works in ModPortrait will be on view at the MEAM, 5 Carrer de la Barra de Ferro, Barcelona 08003, Spain from July 1 - September 22, 2022.

ModPortrait is the international modern portrait competition organized by the Artelibre Gallery in collaboration with the MEAM and the Arts and Artists Foundation.

The painter Wim Heldens has won the first prize with the work "Jajja" (Grandmother). ARC Associate Living Master Arina Gordienko won Honorable Mention in painting for "The Vanished Summer". ARC Associate Living Masters Narelle Zeller, Kazuya Ushioda, Jaq Grantford, and Gayle Madeira were finalists in the competition.

To learn more about this event, please click here

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The Fantasy of the Middle Ages

Published on July 28, 2022

The castles, knights, battles, and imaginary creatures of the Middle Ages perpetually inspire art, literature, photography, film, and reenactment. These later fantasy works blend historical source material with legendary or magical elements to create memorable characters, creatures, and cultures. This exhibition explores the ways in which the Middle Ages have been mythologized, dramatized, and re-envisioned time and again, proving an irresistible period for creative reinterpretations ranging from the Brothers Grimm to Game of Thrones.

For more information about this exhibition, click here

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

Prix de West

Published on July 27, 2022

Featuring paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists working today, the 50th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.

Prix de West is the nation’s premier Western art exhibition and sale showcasing original works ranging from historical depictions of the American West to more contemporary and impressionistic pieces. Artwork from this world-renowned event will be on exhibit from June 2 - August 7, 2022.

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Luis Paret Exhibition

Published on July 26, 2022

In this first monographic exhibition on Paret organised by the Prado, Paret’s professional career is examined with the aim of singling out the excellent technical level and striking originality with which the artist depicted his chosen subjects. New information on Paret’s working method obtained from the scientific analysis of his paintings undertaken by the Museum’s technical department will also be presented.

This extremely comprehensive survey of Paret’s career furthers an analysis of his approach and techniques while promoting his recognition as the most important Spanish artist of the 18th century alongside Goya.

The exhibition runs from May 24 - August 21, 2022 at the Prado, P.º del Prado, Madrid, 28014, Spain.

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

Best in Show: Salmagundi Annual Open Painting, Sculpture, & Graphics Exhibition

Published on July 22, 2022

Nathan Bertling's self-portrait Quick to Listen (oil on linen) was recently awarded Best in Show at the annual open painting, sculpture, and graphics exhibition at the Salmagundi Club. This competitive fine art exhibition is comprised of works from all over the country and allows artists to exhibit their pieces in the Salmagundi’s prestigious galleries.

Opening Reception July 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception is open to the public. Tickets required to attend. Please register at:

Salmagundi Club, Skylight Gallery - 47 Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street, New York, NY 10003.

Exhibition runs from July 18 - August 5, 2022, Monday – Friday - 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday - 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

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Masterclass Workshop with Yuqi Wang

Published on July 22, 2022

Master Painter Yuqi Wang will teach a week-long workshop on painting the figure in its environment.

Yuqi Wang was born in China, 1958. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been collected by many public institutions, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the Art Museum of Harvard University, China National Gallery, as well as by private collectors all over the world. His work has been recognized with awards both nationally and internationally.

The workshop runs from August 1 - 5, 2022 at Studio Incamminati, 1901 S. 9th Street, BOK, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

To learn more about this workshop, please click here

Writing for the Visual Arts - Florence Academy of Art

Published on July 21, 2022

September 26 - December 9
Taught remotely from the Florence campus

November 28 - December 9
In-person option in Florence

If you would like to write with mastery about figurative art, or simply further your knowledge of art history and the history of literature about art, this course will survey figurative art throughout the ages, while examining the techniques that literature has historically used to write about art.

Starting with the Ancient Greeks and Romans, progressing on to the Medieval period, the arrival of Humanism, the rediscovery of Classical forms, the establishment of the Academies during the Renaissance, and the role of the Academies through the Early Modern period, you will learn to analyze select works by their medium, composition, subject matter, and patronage, and to place them within the greater context of the long tradition of figurative art. By studying the rhetorical techniques that literature has historically used in writing about art, you will develop your writing skills through short weekly exercises, moving step-by-step from literary strategies to the organization and construction of a solid expository essay by the end of the course.

In-person Option: Students may experience the Florence Academy from within to understand how students train to become figurative painters and sculptors, while also touring the main museums, galleries, and churches of Florence, during the final 2 weeks of class.

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Masterclass Workshop - Form Painting within the Figure with Darren Kingsley and Stephen Early

Published on July 20, 2022

This workshop focuses on the principles essential to transforming abstract flat shapes into fully dimensional forms. Students will study the figure in a way that allows the translation of a 3-dimensional world into a 2-dimensional painting conveying the fullest possible sculptural form. Students will focus on painting the figure with a complete range of values and develop the ability to make accurate, relative value calibrations. The focus is on structure, anatomy, proportion, light direction, handling of edges, abstract movements through the figure, and an understanding of basic and complex forms of the figure. These concepts are executed through an application of opaque and semi-opaque paint in the light and shadow areas. Control of the paint is a priority and is essential to achieving the required goals. Students can choose either a limited color palette or traditional black and white grisaille painting to keep the emphasis on form modeling.

The workshop runs from August 8 - 12, 2022 at Studio Incamminati, 1901 S. 9th Street, BOK, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

For more information about this workshop, please click here

Plaster Casts for Sale

Published on July 18, 2022

Brooklyn-based sculptor Justin Ryan Kendall is making affordable plaster drawing casts available to students, teachers, and lovers of art and art history. With a collection of over 150 pieces and growing - including portrait busts, bas reliefs, torsos, masks, and budget fragments - you can fill your home or studio with inspiring work by some of history’s greatest sculptors.

To view and inquire about the full collection, visit, DM @fountainheadgipsoteca on Instagram, or email directly.

JOKE FRIMA - Exposition de peintures

Published on July 15, 2022


ARC Living Master Joke Frima is holding a solo exhibition of works at Galerie Nakaï, 32 Rue du Docteur Privey, Tournus, France from July 8 - August 15, 2022.

Every year Joke Frima wins prestigious prizes at international salons for realists in painting. While her work is indeed realism, up close, her work almost seems to be a descendant of impressionism or even pointillism. We distance ourselves, come closer, and again and again our eye turns out to be deceived.

To learn more about this show, please click here

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Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots

Published on July 14, 2022

Van Gogh particularly admired the painterly innovations of the Hague School–a group named for the city in the Netherlands where its core artists lived and worked beginning about 1870. Van Gogh spent time in The Hague and knew several of these artists personally, including Anton Mauve and very likely Jozef Israëls, who especially captivated the young Van Gogh.

Also on display are works by Barbizon School artists such as Jean-François Millet and Léon-Augustin L'hermitte. Van Gogh was deeply inspired by these artists who featured French peasant and rural themes in their work.

The exhibition runs from March 30, 2022 - January 29, 2023 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 88202.

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For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.

VISIONARIES - 2022 Faculty Exhibit Opening

Published on July 8, 2022

For 20 years, the Faculty at Studio Incamminati has been teaching students whose art and teaching inspire others. Come witness their vision.

The exhibition includes works by such artists as Kerry Dunn, Natalie Italiano, Darren Kingsley, Stephen Early, Jason Patrick Jenkins, Michela Mansuino, Dean of Fine Arts, Dan Thompson, and more.

The exhibition opens Tuesday, July 12, 2022 with the opening from 6pm - 8pm at 1901 S. 9th Street, BOK, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

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Please visit the ARC Calendar for more information.

AAPL Studio Auction

Published on July 7, 2022

The American Artists Professional League Studio Auction features original artwork directly from the studios of their members. The exceptional selection of artwork includes paintings, drawings and sculpture. Established in 1928 in New York City, the AAPL is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of traditional realism in American fine art. This auction supports over 600 country-wide members of the AAPL, as well as providing additional revenue for member services and activities.

The auction runs from July 16 - 26, 2022 at the following link:

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Miano Academy New Location and Atelier Apprenticeship

Published on July 5, 2022

The Miano Academy of Art is pleased to unveil a new studio, located on 5320 Lena Rd Unit 105, Bradenton, FL 34211. There, students can learn under the full time tutelage of ARC Associate Living Master Charles Miano through the Atelier Apprenticeship.

Atelier Apprentices begin their four-level curriculum exclusively using dry media before moving onto oil painting in levels three and four, in a two-fold course involving both project and practice. Longer projects intentionally draw inspiration from the methods used by masters such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt.

In addition to the full-time apprentice program, students have the opportunity to take Master Workshops artist demos from visiting artists. Past featured artists have included ARC Living Masters Max Ginsburg, Dan Thompson, and Robert Liberace among others.

Openings are limited and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. One-on-one instruction with detailed attention is provided, so students can thrive in their study no matter their entry level. Visit to learn more about the programs offered and sign up. Fall Trimester begins August 15, 2022, so apply today!


100 Great British Drawings

Published on July 6, 2022


Tracing the evolution of the practice of drawing in Britain from the 17th through the mid-20th century, "100 Great British Drawings" presents rarely seen treasures from The Huntington's collection. The Huntington's collection of British drawings and watercolors is among the largest outside of Britain, with more than 12,000 works representing the great masters of the medium.

Works by William Blake, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, and J.M.W Turner are featured, as well as examples by artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and early 20th-century modernism.

The exhibition runs from June 18 - September 5, 2022 at the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA, 91108.

Click here to learn more. 

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

ARC Salon Now Closed for Entries

Published on July 5, 2022

The Art Renewal Center is no longer accepting entries to the 16th International ARC Salon. Over 5,400 entries have been received from 75 countries. A list of the semi-finalist artists and works for the 16th ARC Salon Competition will be posted on September 19th, 2022. A list of the finalists will be posted on November 1st, 2022. Winners will be posted on January 2nd, 2023. Visit the ARC Salon entry pages for updates.  Best of luck to all of our competitors!


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