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TRAC2014, A Full HouseThe Representational Art Conference that took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Ventura, CA last week was an event for the history books.Several articles have come out post the ...

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The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) will take place from November 1 – 4th. It is the premier international art conference focused on the philosophical underpinnings of representational ...

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28 September, 2018

The Representational Art Conference 2019 (TRAC2019), run by California Lutheran University Arts Initiative, is one of the largest international events focused on representational art in the 21st Cen ...

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Art Renewal Center has been a loyal partner of The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) for several years now and since TRAC is going abroad for the first time this year, we want to celebrate ...

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9 January, 2014

The Representational Art Conference 2014 (TRAC2014) will focus on the aesthetic principles and values implicit in the representational art of the 21st Century. Presentations, panel discussions and ...

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28 February, 2014

The Representational Art Conference 2014 kicks off in Ventura, CA this coming Sunday. Kara Ross, ARC Director of Operations will be on a panel discussing the future of representational art on Wed 8: ...

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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 Atelier, The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is happy to announce a portrait demonstration offered byARC Living Master Anthony Ryder . Mr. Ryder, an internationally recognized artist, ...

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ARC Living Master ™ Tony Pro has been working on this special project as a means of showing the real faces of contemporary cowboys, especially the faces of cowboys and ranchers in Long Valley. In al ...

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Congratulations to ARC Living Master Tony Pro for winning Best in Show in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition for his painting Her Day Out IV. To view all of the winners of the competit ...

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Her Day Out by Tony ProARC Living Master™ Tony Pro will soon be the executive director of the Coppini Academy of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas.The schedule for classes with Pro will be posted to th ...

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In April 2012, PleinAir™ magazine made history with the first convention devoted to painting en plein air, and the largest gathering of artists painting in one outdoor location simultane ...

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14 February, 2017

Come paint with two-time ARC Salon Purchase Award winner and ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett in Tuscany! This 5 day workshop is appropriate for all levels and is great for those who want to ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ and award winning artist, Tina Garrett, is holding a 5-Day Painting the Portrait from Life workshop at The Florence Studio in Italy. Beginners on ...

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Timesless Treasures The Art of Stephen Gjertson by Annette LeSueur ARC Living Master™ Stephen Gjertson is one of a group of contemporary representational artists who call themselves "Classi ...

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Nick Alm, second place winner of the Figurative Category, winner of an ARC purchase award, the Poets Artists Award and the TIAC Art Prize was recently interviewed by The International ...

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Three-week intensive figure painting workshop at ARC Approved™ Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier:Dennis Cheaney Figure Painting Workshop March 9-27, 2009In this intensive 10-day class, students ...

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Three 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 the Best Trompe L'oeil Runner Up, Dragon Fruit, by ...

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Cunning of the Conjurer by Joel Carson JonesThree 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 Best ...

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Three 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 the Third Place Figurative Winner, Incarnation, Ka ...

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Unprecedented Realist Auctions Coming to Sotheby'sAllan Banks, Stephen Gjertson, and Daniel Gerhartz have all been accepted into the very narrow club of living artists whose works are of sufficient ma ...

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The latest article by Kara Lysandra Ross was recently published in the Epoch Times as part of their new project, Art Speaks. It is the Epoch Times’ global art exploration project. The goal of Art Sp ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ Thomas Kegler will be featured in a show at Burchfield Penney Art Center - 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y. 14222. The show is titled Fly Fishing and is "A Celebration ...

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ARC Associate Living Master Tom Kegler will be exhibiting his work, "Niagra Falls" at the Castellani Art Museum located at Niagara University, NY 14109 from Sunday May 7, 2017 until January of 2018. ...

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14 July, 2017

ARC Living Master Thomas Kegler has recently released an instructional dvd titled "Painting Niagra".In this all-new video release, Thomas gives you a rare behind-the-scenes look into his technical pro ...

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25 January, 2018

Celebrated as one of America's preeminent landscape painters, Thomas Cole was born in northern England at the start of the industrial revolution, immigrated to the United States in his youth, and tr ...

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ARC is happy to announce that we have just tripled the size of the Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1856-1916) gallery and added a biography of the artist. "Born in Grimsby England on April 7,1856, Thoma ...

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Portrait of Princess Wilhelmina by Theresa SchwartzeThis lecture and book presentation marks the recent publication of the first English-language monograph on the Dutch artist Thérèse Schwartze, writt ...

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Comprising more than 130 woodcuts, lithographs, wood engravings, and mezzotints, as well as numerous drawings, watercolors, wood blocks, and lithographic stones never before exhibited, "The Worlds of ...

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“The fairy world has returned!  They are real! But they call themselves vinetropes! Clean energy flows through their veins and they will change the course of history for all creatures on ea ...

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ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott is conducting a workshop at The Florence Studio, from June 6-17, 2016.Students will learn how to apply an opaque gray and white (grisaille) underpainting to a master ...

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23 October, 2014

The Proposal by David Gluck October 3 - 31, 2014SR Brennen Galleries - 124 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, 87501Former ARC International Salon Winners Teresa Oaxaca, David Gluck, and Katherine Sto ...

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Francesca Anderson Fine Art will feature several new Ani artist's works for their upcoming exhibit, Trompe L'oeil. Specializing in Contemporary Realism and Portraiture, FA Fine art has been hosting ...

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To celebrate its 30th anniversary in autumn 2016, the Musée d'Orsay is looking at the entertainments and festivities of the Second Empire and at the different "stages" at which our modernity was inve ...

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The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) is the premier international art conference focused on the philosophical underpinnings of representational art in the 21st Century. This year TRAC w ...

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November 1 - 4, 2015Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach - 450 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) is the premier international art conference focused on the ...

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The visual arts in America are witness to a resurgence of meaningful art that celebrates masterful imagery wrought by deliberate and effective skill and concept. This "renaissance of realism" reaches ...

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8 November, 2018

Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making the nude central to their art. Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, these art ...

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ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg will hold an exhibition of his paintings at the Highline Gallery from September 24 - October 12, 2016 at The Highline Loft Gallery - 508 West 26th Street, Suite 5G, New ...

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ARC Approved™ Laguna College of Design located on 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651 is holding an exhibition from April 1 - 14, 2016 which will include a live tandem figure pain ...

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Teasha by Jeffrey WattsThe Watts Atelier released their new online program and already have more than 320 students signed up from every corner of the world. They started by releasing over 250 hours ...

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We thought our ARC fans would be happy to know that realist art and the art of the 19th century are continuing to make a strong come back to popularity.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who for a lon ...

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The Masters Academy of Art is holding a Summer Scholarship Competition. The school is giving away scholarships for summer workshops as well as a grand prize of one full month of study for free. The ...

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The ARC Approved Atelier™, The Masters Academy of Art, is holding their 3rd Annual Head Start Competition.This competition is open only to people who are currently students who may be studying ...

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The Polisher by Anthony WaichulisFebruary 21-22, 2015, 9:30am-3pm at the Ani Art Academy Waichulis 1100 Pittston Blvd. Bear Creek Twp., PA 18702Tel: 570-822-4111This two-day workshop, presented in p ...

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St. Jerome by Albrecht DurerFeaturing nearly 70 objects, this exhibition incorporates rarely-seen loans from major North American and European museums and works from Bowdoin College Museum of Art's ow ...

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The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is holding their 13th annual exhibition, which will feature a blend of contemporary and classical realism along with styles suc ...

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The IlluXCon Main Show and Weekend Salon, as well as select programming throughout the length of the show will be held at The Allentown Art Museum (AAM), Wednesday, September 11th, through Sunday, S ...

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"The Hunt of Odd Nerdrum", a 6 part documentary series, follows Nerdrum's son Öde and his former pupil Tuv around the world, tracking down Nerdrum's artistic inspiration. The se ...

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2 November, 2018

Over a year in the making, The Human Condition exhibition is a collaborative effort between Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists magazine, Ana Montoya of AnArte Gallery in San Antonio, and curating artist ...

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In their lifelong pursuit of figurative art, artists often focus on the "hows" of acquiring skills and knowledge, but not the "whys," "wheres" and "whats." &q ...

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The Florence Academy of Art has organized a gala evening in New York City for friends and patrons. It will take place at the Cipriani, 25 Broadway, on November 6. The Beaux Arts Ball theme comes from ...

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Inspired by The Da Vinci Initiative and to show their appreciation for the hard work art teachers do,  The Florence Academy of Art in Mölndal, Sweden has established the “Thank a ...

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The Florence Academy of Art will officially celebrate the opening of its first US branch on May 3, 2015. The FAA has begun full time courses and workshops in Drawing & Painting in its superbly renovat ...

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The Florence Academy of Art US opens this month and will be showing a two-person exhibition of still life, figurative, and cityscape paintings by FAA graduates, Carolyn Pyfrom and Peter van Dyck. The ...

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To continue to provide the highest level of instruction possible, The Florence Academy of Art recently inaugurated a new space in Florence, the Robert and Christine Emmons Center for Sculpture for The ...

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On January 5, the academy will begin full time courses in drawing & painting with places for 20 students. Intensive workshops begin in March. Academic Director, Jordan Sokol, and principal instructo ...

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During its 22-year history, The Florence Academy of Art, led by ARC Living Master™ , Daniel Graves, has served its mission to train students to become highly skilled painters and sculptors. Succe ...

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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. Self Portrait by Richard GreathouseIntensive ...

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Sponsored by Streamline Publishing. This award will be an article award given to an individual finalist to be included in the Fine Art Connoisseur printed magazine. In addition, Fine Art Connoisseur w ...

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The Eye of the Beholder will feature new works from ARC Living MasterTM Sergio Roffo, ARC Associate Living MasterTM Thomas Kegler, and Kathleen Dunphy. In this exhibition, Dunphy, Kegler and Roffo ...

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Choose a painting, sculpture, vase, drawing, etc., from the past, and in one 500-700 word article, discuss its history, cultural context, style, and creation in a manner that is inviting and education ...

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presents Becoming an Artist: The Academy in 19th-Century France February 26 - April 29, 2010   Monday through Saturday, 11-6 PALITZ GALLERY Lubin House 11 East 61st Street ...

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Great News! Undergraduate and Graduate college credits are now available for the DVI's first online course, Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing, through a partnership with The Heritage Inst ...

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The Da Vinci Initiative fall teaching season has begun, and they will be visiting a number of state conferences and hosting workshops. The Da Vinci Initiative sends ambassadors with atelier training t ...

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The first major collaborative exhibition between the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, this exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to display together treasured ...

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From September 1 - October 4, 2015, ARC Approved Atelier™ Lavender Hill Studios will present to the public a rare insight into the rigors of drawing and painting, as passed down by a long line of Mas ...

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Catalogue Raisonne Update: The Committee to Write the Catalogue Raisonne on William Bouguereau 1825-1905 has completed its work; the committee will accept no further additions to the publication.This ...

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Sensuality by Vala Ola Bronze Don Clapper and Vala Ola, long time friends of ARC and Charter members of IGOR, the International Guild of Realism, are participating in this year’s Celebration of ...

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Last Train Home by Tony ProThe California Art Club will present the 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Southern California ...

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The first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu, who were active in Paris during the 1630s and 1640s. More than forty of their best paintin ...

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The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli is celebrated as one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance. His paintings have been endlessly reproduced and interpreted. The exhibition tr ...

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ARC Living Masters™ Richard Whitney and Marina Dieul and ARC Associate Living Master™ Ed Little will be exhibiting work at Francesca Anderson Fine Art, 56 Adams St., Lexington,& ...

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3 August, 2018

The Bennett Prize, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel ...

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The ARC Approved Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art is holding an exhibition of full-time student work. Enjoy and purchase prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, and sculptures of figurative, still life ...

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The Atelier Studio of Art is holding an Art Studio Sale. Original artwork will be for sale as well as model stands, cast stands, easels, drawing table and assorted art related stuff including flat f ...

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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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The Florence Academy of Art will be offering a special workshop focused on The artist in art, as art. Jack Rosenberg award-winning artist and guest instructor will be teaching two one-week sessions ...

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15 September, 2015

ARC Living Master™ James Gurney is the artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can't be photographed, from ...

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This exhibition of Dadd's work, the most ambitious in decades, will tell his extraordinary story of genius, psychosis and eventual philosophical resignation to his fate. It will bring together some of ...

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Some of you may have already noticed, that although we still have our drop down menus, if you click on the words ARC Home, Philosophy, Membership, Articles, Museum, etc. located under the ARC Lo ...

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The 2014-2015 International ARC Salon entry period is almost over, but there is still time to submit works!This year, we are offering more prizes and opportunities than ever. For the first time we wi ...

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ARC is pleased to present the winners of the 2013/2014 International Salon Competition. With an approximate 2200 entries this year by over 1,000 artists, the 2013/2014 ARC Salon competition was more ...

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Heroes, Villains, Myths & LegendsThis exhibit will be the second significant concentration of works in New York City from The Ani Art Academies' instructors, current apprentices, alumni and associat ...

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The Angel Academy of Art moved on April 10th into a new home in one of Florence's beloved neighborhoods close to the city center. They have invested in the long-term future of the Academy by conso ...

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The Academy of Realist Art, Boston announces its second annual scholarship competition for promising artists with a love for the academic style of painting and drawing.This ARC Approved Academy help ...

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5th International 2009/2010 ARC Salon Competition ResultsThe Art Renewal Center is proud to present the award winners and finalists in our fifth International ARC Salon®: Competition. This year we ...

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Plein Air Magazine, the master mind behind the The 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo are now taking reservations to participate in what they are calling the largest artist gathering in history. ...

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ARC is pleased to present the winners and finalists of the 2014/2015 International Salon Competition. With an approximate 2,500 entries this year by over 1,050 artists, the competition was steeper tha ...

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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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22 December, 2008

To everyone at Art Renewal,What a pleasure it is to see realism making such a comeback. When I was in school there was such a lack of traditional teaching methods and technical training. I wasn't even ...

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Dear Mr. Ross,I too am staggered by the art of Bouguereau and for the past two weeks have been obsessed with coming to grips with and redefining the "new" nature of late 19th century art and his ...

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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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Thank you for the gift of Bouguereau. Without your efforts I would know nothing about the greatest painter of human beings in history. The world is a better place because of your work.Fred SimonJanuar ...

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I would like to first thank you all for providing such a huge gallery to study from and look at. I have been very pleased to see classical realism being pushed and even advertised over the years chec ...

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27 February, 2018

The 9th Annual Group Show will feature new works by some of the finest Texas artists living and working today including ARC Associate Living Master Mary Ross Buchholz. The artist reception will b ...

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The ARC Approved™ Texas Academy of Figurative Art is holding their Spring Gallery Night Reception on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 5 - 9 pm. Works by the students and faculty of TAFA will be on view ...

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The Texas Academy of Figurative Art, an ARC Approved™ School and a sponsor of this year's ARC Salon, is holding an exhibition of new work by the artists of the school titled "Balance and Beauty" ...

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ARC Master, Ted Seth Jacobs is leading a Three Month Intensive Portrait Program at the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier in Belmont CaliforniaNovember 10, 2008-February 14, 2009Learn More and Register ...

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Drawing the Human BodySix Week Residency ProgramWith ARC Master Ted Seth JacobsNovember 5 - December 14, 2007Click here for more information. ...

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