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On the Training of Painters: The Atelier's Past and Present September 1st to October 14th 2011 This exhibition will include work from over 90 Atelier painters, including ARC Living Master ...

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4 October, 2011

"Dear Fred, I recently discovered the ARC website and was amazed and touched at your honesty and bravery in speaking out against modern 'art'. I'm an English painter and musician residing permanentl ...

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Dear ARC visitors, Just a quick note to let you know that we anticipate uploading the new 2011-2012 ARC International Salon Competition Prospectus within the next few weeks. Deadlines for subm ...

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Historic Oil Painting Courses in Bruges, Belgium with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott The Flemish Classical Atelier will host two one-month courses with Virgil Elliott in 2012: the Early ...

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I am a third year student at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle, WA. Our instructor, Tenaya Sims, brought in the beautiful addition of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonne that you offered our school. ...

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ARC Living Master™ Adrian Gottlieb gets stellar write-up in Southwest Art, September 15th, 2011. Don’t miss this fantastic article chronicling Adrian’s journey and development into one o ...

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We would like to officially welcome Sivananda Nyayapathi as an ARC Living Artist™. Siva is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta (PSA), a signature member of the Atlanta Fine ...

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ARC Approved Atelier™ Academy of Realist Art is excited to release the brand new Bargue Drawing Companion instructional DVD. Senior instructor and director Fernando Freitas instructs on the p ...

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16 September, 2011

"I just read parts of your 2001 lecture 'Good Art, Bad Art: Pulling Back the Curtain'. I was impressed... The simple distinction of art about art, and art about life, is clear and concise. Well done ...

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We would like to officially welcome Mikel Olazabal as an ARC Associate Living Master™. His art covers a wide variety of themes, having the description of the figures and the narration of t ...

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Carriage House Art Studios Visiting Artist Series Presents: Max Ginsburg3 days - Revealing RealismOct. 21st - Oct. 23, 2011 ARC Salon™ Best in Show winner Max Ginsburg will be teaching th ...

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9 September, 2011

"I have been reviewing your website several times over the last year or so. I have looked at virtually every one of the 225 artists and all their paintings and must admit you really do have the right ...

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8 September, 2011

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund has paid for 50% of 100 two volume sets of the Bouguereau Biography and Catalogue Raisonné; splitting the cost with ARC. These books are to be donated to ARC ...

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The Inaugural American Exhibition of Artists and Alumni of ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art September 15, 2011 at 6 p.m. and September 17, 2011 at 12 noon Artist and Faculty will be in ...

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"Thank you for your wonderful website. I enjoyed reading the “Philosophy” section of your website immensely, and was truly educated by what I found there. I have always been awestruck and moved by ...

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1 September, 2011

"I wanted to give a quick thank you to the work you are doing. Your website made my day. Although, I'm not an artist, I have always been instictively repulsed by modern 'art'. I think this biased m ...

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31 August, 2011

"Finding your website, and reading your philosophy and purpose, and genuinely understanding what you are doing, and why, is a welcome relief and encouragement to a person suffocating in contemporary " ...

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ARC is proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to the website, the ARC Exhibition Page. Click to see the Exhibition Page In an attempt to better assist in art education, we though ...

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"I just received my copy of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonne- took my breath away! Fred what an awe inspiring compendium! - Akshay Sanghavi " Click here to read the full letter. To see more rev ...

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The Teaching Studios of Art is now registering for the fall 2011 session at both locations. They have some of the most talented faculty in the Realist movement today. Among there instructors are ...

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"Well Fred your philosophy statement was just too good . In fact at times, tears could come. It is so close to being perfect that any kind of critique would be nit-picking. As a full time profession ...

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We would like to officially welcome Adrian Gottlieb as an ARC Living Master™. One is immediately struck by the painterly quality of Gottlieb's work. While he has expanded his themes, Gottl ...

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Best In Show: War Pieta by Max Ginsburg We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010-2011 ARC Salon™. The Best in Show prize of $10,000 goes to Max Ginsburg for his painting "War ...

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Reclining in White by Jeremy Lipking We would like to officially welcome Jeremy Lipking as an ARC Living Master™. Jeremy Lipking has emerged as one of the country's premier realist ...

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The Teaching Studios of Art is pleased to announce that instructor Christopher Pugliese, winner of ARC's William Bouguereau Award in the 2007 ARC Salon, has just published a 700 copy, limited ed ...

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Sing Over Me by Mary Jane Q Cross We would like to officially welcome Mary Jane Q Cross as an ARC Living Artist™. Q Cross's work embraces beauty personified in primarily womanly su ...

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A painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was lost for centuries has been authenticated by distinguished scholars and conservators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ...

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The Victoria and Albert Museum is currently running an exhibition featuring works by Frederick Lord Leighton, Joseph Albert Moore, James Tissot, Edward Burne-Jones, and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema ...

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ARC Approved™ Atelier, Atelier Canova, has just announced the launch of their new website. Atelier Canova is currently accepting enrollments for their 2011 Summer and Fall schedule ...

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ARC Approved™ Gold Light Studio held its 1st Annual Bohemian Rhapsody fundraising gala on Saturday, May 21st to raise money for a scholarship. More than 100 people attended, coming from as far a ...

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The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund has paid for 50% of 100 two volume sets of the Bouguereau Biography and Catalogue Raisonné; splitting the cost with ARC. These books are to be donated to ARC ...

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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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Another Masterpiece by Alma-Tadema Brings Huge Numbers at Sotheby’s May 5th sale! This is the second highest price ever paid for a 19th century Academic painting, coming only second to Alma-T ...

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ARC Approved™ Georgetown Atelier announces 9 new on-line tutorials, and is now accepting applications for Fall. ...

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"Your website is just magnificent. I have never come across anything like it and it is amazing." Dr Maryam FarahaniPersonalised & Global Health Research Networks School of English University of Liverp ...

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Jennifer - detail by Tenaya Sims The Georgetown Atelier is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier. Click here to view the Georgetown Atelier Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools sectio ...

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Dear Fred, I have to compliment you on the Bouguereau books: they are beautiful—what a huge undertaking!!!! Complimenti davvero! John Angel ...

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ARC is proud to announce that Florence, Italy’s Museum Villa Peyron now includes one of our Living Master’s paintings. Entitled “Annigoni 1954”, it is a portrait of Pietro Annigoni (1910–1988) an I ...

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The Texas Academy of Figurative Art - TAFA is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier. Click here to view the TAFA Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools section. Falling Man by Ron Ch ...

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14 April, 2011

The Finding of Moses by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema The Finding of Moses, 1904 by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema has sold at Sotheby's for $35,922,500, setting a world record for the artist, the period and ...

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Hirschl & Adler Bouguereau Show Celebrate the publication by ARC and ACC of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné April 1st - April 30th 2011 Hirschl & Adler Galleries is featuring a small show of eight ...

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Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais Longest Look - 30 minutes Colours: Anthraquinone Diazonium Chloride by Damien Hirst Longest Look - 30 seconds The ARC recently came across a fasc ...

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Click here to watch ARC Living Master, Michael John Angel from Angel Academy of Art, Florence, describe the history and course of training involved in becoming a traditional realist painter on YouT ...

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Richard MacDonald is now an ARC Living Master™Click here to see the Richard MacDonald Gallery Nureyev, Half Lifeby Richard MacDonald ...

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3-day Oil Painting Workshop with Master Painter Max Ginsburg at the Atelier De Brésoles in Montreal Canada May 13, 14 & 15 2011 Master Painter Max Ginsburg will demonstrate his painting tec ...

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ARC Living Master, John Angel, who runs Angel Academy with Lynne Barton in Florence, recently wrote to Fred Ross: "What you have done (are doing) for this wonderful art of ours is beyond thanks. Se ...

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ARC Approved Atelier™ Grand Central Academy Summer WorkshopsHudson River from the Catskillsby Erik KoeppelHudson River Fellowship - July 5 - 31st, 2011Artists engage in capturing the spirit of landsca ...

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This summer, ARC Approved™ Teaching Studios of Art will be hosting four one-week workshops at their Brooklyn studio, in various genres of realist painting. The instructors are all highly acclaim ...

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Click here to watch Sotheby's Benjamin Doller, Polly Sartori and the dedicated team of 19th Century European Art specialists as they explore 19th century artists and highlight masterpieces from th ...

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Drawing, an integral part of 19th-century academic training and art-making is the focus of the third collaboration in three years between the Dahesh Museum of Art and Syracuse University. The Essentia ...

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Dear Sharon,    Many thanks for the letter and cheque received for Inga Loyev's graduate studies.    We are always so grateful to the ARC and the Morris and Al ...

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by Dan ThompsonARC Approved™ Southern Atelier in Sarasota, Florida, presents ARC Living Master™ Dan ThompsonJanuary 14-17, 2011 - 9:30-4PMThis workshop is designed for drawing or painting ...

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Max Ginsburg Workshop at Art Student's League: March 7-11 Monday -Friday 8:45am – 4:45pmThis workshop will concentrate on painting the figure from life in a traditional realistic manner. The obj ...

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Two new artworks by William Bouguereau have been added to the ARC Museum from the Catalog Raisonné on William Bouguereau, a 903 page groundbreaking two-volume publication.La Priere of 1878 as wel ...

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...in such a spectacular, fresh approach and in a manner deserved of the greatest artist that ever lived!"Dear Mr. Ross,WHY did it take me two days to email you about your Herculean accomplishment ...

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From Third place winner of the 2010 ARC Scholarship Competition, Zoey Frank:[Click here for entire letter] ...

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ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati celebrates Founder and Artistic Director Nelson Shanks' one-man exhibitions at The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and the Russian Academy of Arts in ...

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ARC Approved™ Murdoch School is now Gold Light Studios in Bucks County, PA. Gold Light Studios is establishing itself as the center for art and artists in the countryside north of Philadelphia, ...

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LAAFA Open House December 11th, 2010:Instructor: Ignat Ignatov5pm to 9pm   Open House Holiday Art Show and Silent AuctionVisit LAAFA for a complimentary drawing or painting uninstructed ...

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$30,000 in Scholarships have been awarded by the ARC Scholarship fund for 2010, the 10th Anniversary of the ARC Scholarship Fund. Half of the funds come through the donations of many of our member ...

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France's foremost museum for 19th Century art, the Musée d'Orsay, has acquired five major paintings by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), bringing the total to eight, which are to be ...

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Hi Mr. Ross, Thank you so very much! It is a gift for my husband (AND myself, of course!..) Regular Priority Mail is fine.... I appreciate your taking the time to answer my query... I can't wait ...

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A nice review of the new Catalog Raisonne of William Bouguereau has been published at http://www.mardecortesbaja.com ...

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25 October, 2010

Dear Mr. Ross, The magnificent Catalog Raissone on William Bouguereau arrived. Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for the monumental effort to write and publish it. I have begun the pleasant j ...

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Scott Burdick recently posted an excellent video entitled The Banishment of Beauty. You can view this four part video on YouTube at: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 ...

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Call for Entries The Art Renewal Center's International 2010/2011 ARC Salon® 7th Annual Competition www.artrenewal.orgWin International Recognition overnight - Have your work seen by ...

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Rachel-Lucille by Director Rob ZellerTeaching Studios of Art, with locations in Oyster Bay and Brooklyn, NY is now Arc Approved™Teaching Studios of Art faculty includes Rob Zeller, Patricia Watw ...

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Hind's Feetby Daniel Gerhartz Workshops and Conference: Click here for the list of instructors, which includes several ARC Living Masters and ARC Salon winners. The Weekend at the Masters W ...

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Good morning Fred. I just posted on my facebook page your Portrait Society speech a number of years ago on academic art and relevance. It stirred up some great debate and today I reread the speec ...

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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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Dear Mr. Ross, You gave an excellent speech last night, thank you! Even though I was near the back I could still hear you, so don't worry. I hope you will post your speech on the ARC website so more ...

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LAAFA Foyer with Cluster by Eric PedersenFall Workshops: Ryan Brown, Jordu Schell, Nathan Fowkes, Sherrie McGrawARC Approved™ LAAFA Atelier BFA Degree and Certificate Program offer strong, seque ...

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After many months of preparation, cross-Atlantic travels, and visits from dignitaries and art lovers, ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art officially opened in Portugal on June 20. Fernan ...

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Dear Chairman of Art Renewal Center, I'm currently a student of an art college and read your speech Good Art/Bad Art: Pulling Back the Curtain and I can't help but agree with what you said. I've ...

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A new artwork has been added to the Edmund Blair Leighton Gallery on ARC.Ribbons and Laces for Very Pretty Faces, 1904 is now heading the E. B. Leighton Gallery, courtesy of Kara Ross with commentary ...

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Peachtree and Pine A new painting by Mario RobinsonARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson joins Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Stephen Scott Young, and Norman Rockwell among others i ...

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Grand Central Academy Cast HallARC Approved™ Grand Central Academy in New York City presents: AN END OF SUMMER SPECIAL- NEW CAST DRAWING WORKSHOP AUGUST 23-27 Instructor: Colleen Barry in the ...

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ARC Approved™ Southern Atelier, our only approved atelier in Florida, is offering these upcoming workshops:Stephen PerkinsSculpture Studies of the Human Head August 6-8, 2010: Structure and Vo ...

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Ann Morton is now an ARC Living Artist™Click here to see the Ann Morton Gallery Fresh From the Gardenby Ann Morton ...

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Julien by Hiroshi Furuyoshioil on canvas, stretched over board63¾ x 63¾ in. (161.9 x 161.9 cm)Julien by Hiroshi Furuyoshi (Japanese, b.1959) has sold at Christie's South Kensington in London for £39 ...

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Hard Times: An Artist's View Salmagundi Club 47 5th Avenue NYC July 26- August 18, 2010 212-255-7740 This outstanding show of contemporary realists opened at the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Ga ...

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Rufflesby Mario RobinsonPastel 23 x 30 inchesMario Robinson will teach a Pastel Workshop In support of the Hard Times exhibition August 9-13 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Avenue, Ne ...

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Max Ginsburg Painting a Portrait from Life:"Expressing the Reality of Hard Times Today"July 31-August 1, 20109 a.m. - 12 p. m, 1-4 p.m. dailyEnrollment Limited:Salmagundi Club47 5th Avenue212- ...

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Blue Cocoby Shaun Downey"Blue CoCo", by ARC Master&traade; Shaun Downey has been selected for exhibition in the 2010 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Click here ...

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With Recent Additions to the ARC website, ARC now has over 7000 Artists in the ARC MuseumIn our continued efforts to expand the ARC Museum, hundreds of new artists and artworks have been added in rec ...

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ARC Salon Results Are Now Posted Empire by Julio Reyes  Oil on Canvas  42 x 60 inchesThis year's Best in Show with an honorarium of $10,000 has been awarded to Julio Reyes ...

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ARC Master™ Paul McCormack is offering a 5 day workshop at McCormack Studios in Wappingers Falls, NY.Daughter of Hopeby Paul McCormack Portrait in Watercolor - 5 Day Workshop July 28 – August ...

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ARC Approved LAAFA Sessions (non-credit extension) Summer Classes Start July 6thARC Approved™ Atelier LAAFA is now accepting applications for their Fall B.F.A. Degree and Certific ...

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"...Once again the quality of work submitted to this year's competition was overwhelming.... Since it's inception 6 years ago, the ARC Salon™ has evolved considerably. One of the most significa ...

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Full and Part time Atelier Program The ARC Approved™ Murdoch Art Studio and School in Bucks County Pennsylvania is accepting applications to its full and part time atelier program. Also availab ...

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You may now search artists in the ARC Museum by alphabetical letter. This way of searching through more than 3500 artists represented in the ARC Museum has been brought back by popular demand. ...

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The ARC Approved™ Ashland Academy of Art is pleased to announce that it is moving to Maui. With a new name and a new location, Atelier Maui will bring superior classical European instruction in ...

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ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott Portrait/Head Study Workshop May 21-23, 2010 at the Atelier of Virgil Elliott, on the former Eagle Ridge Winery, in Penngrove, California (40 miles north of ...

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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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27 April, 2010

I just came across your website and I would like to express my gratitude to you for taking up this cause in such a powerful and eloquent way. Your website articulates a feeling I have had since I ...

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ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Full-Time Professional Program The Professional Program is intensive and immersive. Under the artistic directi ...

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The Center for Academic Study and Naturalist Painting (CAS) in Springville, Utah is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier. Click here for the CAS Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools ...

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Don't miss the deadline for the 2010 ARC Scholarship Competition$30,000 in Grants AvailableStudents of painting and sculpture will submit examples of paintings and sculpture rendered from life ...

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Scott Kennedy, is now an ARC Living Artist™. Scott was a finalist in the International 2008/09 ARC Salon™ Competition for this painting,  A Quiet Thought Click here t ...

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Cast Drawing DVD No matter what your skill level, classical sight-size techniques enable the artist to approach any drawing or painting in a systematic way. You will be able to refine, correct, and ...

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