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It is with a very heavy heart that I report that Christopher Wood is gone. Christopher Wood and more recently his wife Rosie have been among my family’s dearest friends for the past two decades. A tr ...

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“I am committed to a return to standards of excellence in the visual arts, and to exposing the destructive hoax of modernism which has taken control of our culture’s museums, institutions of higher le ...

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"In 1900 at the Universal Exposition in Paris, it is reported that Degas and Monet were approached by a newspaper reporter who asked who, in their opinion, would most likely be considered the greatest ...

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ARC founder and Chairman, Fred Ross, will be giving a lecture tonight about the Visual Language of Realism at the Salmagundi Club.Come and view the paintings before the lecture. Wine and Soda availabl ...

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Frank Mason, legendary artist and instructor passed away on the morning of June 16th, 2009. The funeral service was held at Grace Church in New York on Saturday, June 27th.Frank was an ARC Living Mast ...

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We are proud to offer the new volume, Frank Dicksee, His Art and Life in the ARC Store. This important volume, published in association with the Art Renewal Center, includes a history and catalogue ra ...

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This exhibition celebrates Fragonard's achievements as a master draftsman. Among the 100 works on paper on view, nearly half are from private collections, some of which are being shown publicly for th ...

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Woman in a Kimono by Irena Korosec Oil on canvas - 20in x 16in. Congratulations to Irena Korosec, the master teacher and founder of ARC Apporved Atelier™ Bohemiarte School, on winning Best ...

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Shane Wolf, who was a former ARC Scholarship Winner, and a Finalist in the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon ™ , will be having a Solo Show of his work at The Gallery L'Oeil du Prince, Paris, ...

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Portrait of Mark by Jamie CorethEach year, the ARC Approved Florence Academy of Art adds excitement to their curriculum by holding an informal competition among their students and awarding one stude ...

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The Florence Academy of Art, one of the Art Renewal Center's first approved schools, has been advancing the training and techniques of classical painting and sculpture for 25 years. It has formed ma ...

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The ARC Approved™ Atelier, Florence Academy of Art, US, located in Jersey City, NJ, now offers study visas to international students.For information on how to study at the FAA, please click here. ...

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Painting by Alessandro DupreThe student gallery on the Florence Academy of Art website has recently been updates with the Best Student Artworks of 2016-2017.To view all of the student artwork produce ...

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The Florence Academy of Art has announced that it will offering Summer Workshops in Florence and Molndal, Sweden. ...

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ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art wishes to announce:The Florence Academy of Art Summer Session 2008June 30 - July 25Figure Drawing & Painting - Portraiture - Still Life - LandscapeClick here for ...

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The Florence Academy of Art will be hosting its Sixth Alumni Exhibition. May 9th - 13th, 2012 At the Corsini Family Stables, Vitale Porta al Prato, 37, Florence Italy The exhibition will show ...

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The Florence Academy of Art is presenting a series of lectures that are free and open to the general public. On Friday May 6, 2016, Fine Art Connoisseur editor, historian and curator, Peter Trippi, ...

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The ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art is holding an exhibition of works created by alumni, students and instructors from their FAA Swedish branch.This event is free and open to the public. It runs ...

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Drawn to Life: Celebrating the Tradition of the Academic Nude is a unique opportunity to view a rare collection of American, French, and Russian academic drawings and paintings, that have been put tog ...

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The Florence Academy of Art offers Ecorché Sculpture at its three Locations: Florence, Sweden, Jersey City.Throughout history the study of anatomy has played a major role in the education of both the ...

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The Florence Academy of ArtSummer Session 2007July 2-27, 2007Florence, Italy&Molndal, SwedenPortraiture - Still Life - LandscapeDrawing, Painting, and SculptureVia delle Casine 21r, 50122 Firenze, Ita ...

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Starting January 2015, the Florence Academy New York Metro will offer a full time Certificate program in Drawing & Painting with places for 20 students. Intensive workshops begin in March. Academic ...

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An Uneven Struggle by Per Elof Nilsson RicklundThe ARC Approved™ Florence Academy has just launched a new updated version of their website with a redesigned Alumni Gallery where visitors can zoom in ...

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As part of the Guest Artist series, the Spanish contemporary figurative painter, Golucho, will conduct a lecture about his work, and demonstration of techniques to students at The Florence Academy o ...

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The Florence Academy of Art will officially celebrate the opening of its first US branch on May 3, 2015. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the new facility and view an exhibition of Alumni wo ...

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Next spring, join painter, Jura Bedic, in the Florence Academy's week-long sessions of Figure Painting & the Figure in An Interior, May 25 - 29 and June 1 - 5, 2015. A step beyond the traditional s ...

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The Hedonist by Johnny Kristiansen ARC Approved™ Atelier Florence Academy of Art presents: The Fifth Alumni Exhibition of the The Florence Academy of Art Stables of the Corsini family ...

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ARC Approved™ Atelier Florence Academy of Art presents: The Florence Academy of Art Fifth Alumni Exhibition Stables of the Corsini family home, Via Il Prato, 58, Florence, Italy E ...

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Type of art displayed: Contemporary RealismDates: June 19-23, 2007Location: 16th Century Stables of the Corsini family home, via Il Prato, 58 Florence,Italy60 Alumni Artists spanning 17 Countries will ...

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ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art is proud to announce the publication of their 25th anniversary commemorative book, The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years. This 300-page volume chronicle ...

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Five new works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. The newest additions are Victoria Steel's First Place Drawing winner, a ...

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Five new works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. Today we are adding an Honorable Mention in the Landscape Category by G ...

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Fine Art Prints of Chivalry, by Frank Dicksee have often been requested at the very largest sizes as the painting itself is just under 72 in. high. Now, thanks to the generosity of an ARC enthusias ...

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Kara Ross, ARC’s Director of Operations, is researching and writing the Catalogue Raisonné on Edmund Blair Leighton. She has published an article titled Edmund Blair Leighton: The Prominent Out ...

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The final works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. Today we are adding ARC Living Master™ Donato Giancola's Second Place ...

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Held on the East Coast of the United States at the prestigious and historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, the first annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) is designed to be hands-o ...

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The Foundation of the Arts and Artists, an ARC Allied Organization, is organizing Figurativas ‘17, with a First Prize for painting of up to €36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition Fund of €40,000 and a fund ...

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The Museum of Modern Art and the Foundation of the Art and the Artists in Barcelona, Spain will be holding the Figurativas 2015 art competition. This year, the jury is composed by Richard Estes, Da ...

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At the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art), the jury of the Figurativas'15 recently judged the finalist paintings of the competition of the Foundation de les Arts i els Artistes, a contest in which 2 ...

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FEBRUARY STUDIO TALK at ARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy : Hamlet's Classicism When: Tuesday, February 23 Where: GCA Cast Hall, 6th Floor 20 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 (2 ...

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As one of the primary academic painters of the nineteenth century, Jules Breton evolved a painting style that combined a realist selection of thematic material with an interest in creating figural typ ...

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Ignored by the quickly changing tastes of the art critics, Godward became the climatic figure of English classical-subject painting as this genre itself shriveled under the blaze of the 20th century a ...

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15 June, 2016

Take 15% off of all prints in the ARC Store.All proceeds from the prints are used to provide scholarships for students who study the techniques of the past, thereby acquiring the tools needed to cre ...

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Fall 2010 Evening/Weekend Programs at Arc Approved™ Studio IncamminatiNelson Shanks, founder and artistic director Sculpture by Amy KannPainting by Kerry DunnSave $50. Register by September ...

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This fascinating exhibition showcases conservators' forensic analysis of five Renaissance paintings in the Carnegie Museum of Art's collection. Learn how curators and conservators discovered a portr ...

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In "Face to Face," artists from Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, use the intimate process of portrait painting to help young people dealing with the medical and psychological e ...

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The project is a partnership between ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art; The Craniofacial Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Edwin and Fan ...

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The Florence Academy of Art U.S. (Jersey City) is proud to present a new panel-discussion series beginning this fall in New York City titled "FAA Dialogues." The Florence Academy of Art U. ...

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In honor of Fred and Sherry Ross's 42nd wedding anniversary we have over doubled the size of the Jules Bastien-Lapage Gallery, including many new high resolution images, studies, and details. To ...

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ARC Living Master™ He Lihuai is exhibiting a work in the Wayne Art Center's "The Nude Figure Juried Exhibition".The exhibition is a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate res ...

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Come and attend the opening of The International Guild of Realism's 7th Annual Juried Exhibition. Works will include among others, those by ARC Living Masters™ Duffy Sheriden, Vala Ola, James Van ...

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July 12 - August 20, 2014La Casa del Berlingaio (Stazzema) and the Palazzo della Cultura di Stazzema (frazione di Cardoso), Stazzema, ItalyIn the 1960s, Signorina Simi's school was the only one in E ...

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28 October, 2016

The exhibition and sale currently featuring works by the winners of the Rehs Contemporary Galleries award in the 11th International ARC Salon are now on exhibit. ARC Select, featuring works by Duffy ...

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From August 2 - November 29, 2015, Boscobel House and Gardens located on 1601 Route 9D in Garrison, NY 10524, will be displaying an exhibit on Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1818-1871). This will be the fi ...

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We are happy to announce we have added many new high resolution images to the Evelyn de Morgan gallery (1850-1919), as well as a biography by Kara Lysandra Ross.To view the new and improved gallery ...

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Evelyn De Morgan: Artist of Peace comprises major paintings and drawings from the De Morgan Foundation. The show focuses on the pacifism of Evelyn De Morgan and her reaction both to World War I and t ...

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Petite Bergere by William BouguereauThe preview for Sotheby’s May 24, 2017 New York auction of European Art is open today, May 20 and runs through Tuesday, May 23, 2017.This is an incredible opportu ...

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After winning second place in the international ARC Salon, ARC Living Master™ Erik Koeppel has been featured in an article by Mary Byrom in the Epoch Times. To read the article, click here.ARC 2013 ...

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21 November, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Erik Koeppel is being featured by McColl Fine Art, Charlotte, NC in a exhibition titled Hudson River Revisited. The show is open now through Dec. 6, 2012. Joe Panarelli, th ...

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From 2016-2018, ARC Associate Living Master™, Eric Armusik, will be working on his largest project to date. He will be painting 40 large 4ft x 5ft panels of Dante's Inferno with the assistance o ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ Eric Armusik has recently begun a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an epic 24 month painting project.The artist is undertaking the challenge of painting a near-life ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ Eric Armusik has recently been featured in an article in the Epoch times."Armusik realized he wanted to paint from real life, with real people who gave him a sense o ...

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The Epoch Times, a newspaper which supports the return of skill-based training techniques to the arts as a whole and the preservation of artistic heritage won 16 awards at the annual New York Press ...

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"Art Students Tackle Heroes, Villains, Myths, and Legends.Poseidon meets Mr. Potatohead in Rehs collaboration with Ani Art Academies.Inspired by the top-grossing films of the past five years, Howard ...

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Bacchanal by Nick Alm“Every year the Art Renewal Center, a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the re-appreciation of traditional art and training techniques, hosts a prestigious internat ...

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2012-2013 ARC SalonImaginative Realism First Place"Leap" by Julie Bell The article on the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon by Kara Lysandra Ross was published yesterday in the Epoch Times. The art ...

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We are now accepting entries for the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. This year we are offering the largest cash amount ever in awards totaling an unprecedented $50,000. ...

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Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz — three German princesses who married into the British royal family in the 18th century — are the focus of a stunning ...

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We are happy to reintroduce the important 19th century female battle artist, Elizabeth Thompson, AKA Lady Butler, to the ARC website with many new images and biography. She was one of the most fam ...

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November 23, 2013 - March 2, 2014 Guild Hall - 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937The First Communion by Elizbeth NourseThis exhibition celebrates the acquisition of The First Communion, a maste ...

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Pastel portraiture flourished in 18th-century Europe owing to the medium's distinctive optical properties-its brilliant colors and warm glow. The powdery nature of pastel crayons allowed artists to ba ...

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Due to the strong response to the special advertising section in Fine Art Connoisseur, for the upcoming November/December issue that will feature the 2012/2013 ARC Salon Winners, we would like to an ...

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The third in a series of 15 plus articles by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times. This article focuses on some of the female artists of the 19th century. "As you will re ...

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Luke Fildes (1843-1927) BritishStudy of a plaster cast of a sculptural fragment, 1863 The second in a series of 15 plus articles by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times. ...

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27 August, 2013

ARC Associate Living Master™ Ed Copley was recently interviewed on The Terry Gilberg Show KFYI Fox News Radio. Watson and the Sharkby John Singleton CopleyTo view the interview on YouTube, ...

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GoodArt post by Fred Ross:When my son was 6 years old, his arts and crafts teacher in first grade had the children paint abstractly, and Gregory painted something that was rather colorful but as instr ...

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Sign up for this Da Vinci Initiative workshop with Charles Miano & Mandy Hallenius at The Southern Atelier in Sarasota, FL. Although appropriate for anyone wanting to increase their technical drawin ...

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Recently the Da Vinci Initiative Partnered with the ARC Approved™ Ani Art Academy Waichulis in PA to bring a free skill-based workshop to K-12 art educators. About the workshop Waichulis said: "I a ...

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25 March, 2015

Recently, the Da Vinci Initiative partnered with the Washington Art Education Association (the Board of Art Education for the State of Washington) to offer a free weekend retreat for art teachers. The ...

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There is still time to register for Da Vinci Initiative Summer Workshops!The Southern Atelier in Sarasota, FL will be hosting a Drawing for Educators workshop with Charles Miano from June 12-14, 2015. ...

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The Da Vinci Initiative is working with the State Art Education Associations, Boards of Art Education in the 50 states, to set up three DVI-sponsored skill-based retreats each year. For the 2014-201 ...

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19 June, 2015

Clock hours, undergraduate and graduate college credits are available for the DVI’s first online course, Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing, through a partnership with The Heritage Institu ...

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20 October, 2017

The Da Vinci Initiative offers online instruction through video courses. The most recent online course is Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a d ...

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We are happy to announce that The Da Vinci Initiative's first online course, Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing, has been officially released. All individuals who pre-ordered the cours ...

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We are happy to announce that The Da Vinci Initiative's first online course, Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing, has been officially released. This class is an advanced observational dr ...

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The Board of Art Education in the State of Washington, the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA), has just officially endorsed The Da Vinci Initiative. The Da Vinci Initiative has been working ...

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"The stone has been thrown. The splash is being made and as the repercussions arc across the surface of the representational revolution, they are intercepted as inspiration, as ideas, and The Da Vin ...

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An article about The Da Vinci Initiative, ARC’s sister organization, dedicated to K-12 art teachers and students, was published in the most recent, October, issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, titled "Equi ...

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Register now for DVI workshops this winter. Each workshop is geared towards art educators and will be held at Gage Academy, home of the Juliette Aristides Atelier, in Seattle, Washington. The first ...

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February 22-23, 2015 at the Ani Art Academy WaichulisBear Creek Twp., PA This two-day workshop will explore several aspects of visual perception and language development to uncover an incredibly eff ...

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2 April, 2015

The Da Vinci Initiative recently partnered with The Washington Art Education Association to send Mandy Hallenius, DVI President, to Washington D.C. to lobby for art education funding as part of Arts ...

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The Da Vinci Initiative, an ARC Allied Organization™, focusing on K-12 art education, was honored to have co-founder Mandy Hallenius invited as the the keynote speaker at the Idaho Art Education A ...

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Running through September 21st, Dürer's Women features over fifty of works from the Cleveland Museum of Art's distinguished collection of Dürer's prints and considers the artist's multivalent depict ...

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This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections containing over 400 works on paper. Assembled over the last ...

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15 September, 2016

ARC Living Master™ Julio Reyes will be among the artists exhibiting drawings in the show "Drawn To Greatness", which runs from September 17 - September 29, 2016.The opening reception takes place on Se ...

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ARC Living Master™ Gordon Hanley is holding an exhibition of 37 drawings in 24ct. gold and silver on paper at the Richard Randall Gallery - Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Brisbane, Australia from Augus ...

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More than 90 drawings and 27 paintings by such renowned Golden Age masters as Aelbert Cuyp, Pieter Jansz Saenredam, and Rembrandt van Rijn reveal the many ways Dutch artists used preliminary drawings ...

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26 May, 2015

Curated by artist Colleen Barry, NUDE convenes twenty-five leaders of contemporary realism for a drawing show that celebrates the human form. Exhibited works will display a cross-section of styles, re ...

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