New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Fate Casting Judgment upon the Earth by Mica Pillemer has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Judgment is on the horizon. The earth is in the hand of fate. She looks to the heavens beseeching for clemency. Must she deliver her sentence? She cradles the earth to her breast, horror warring with denial. As the answer descends will judgment be rendered? Beneath her, the scales of justice collapse under the weight of evil unacknowledged. The overflow is a tide of death. Progress lies in a fog of ruin. Imminent destruction swirls around the heart of culture. The sun is setting on civilization.” – Mica Pilemer.
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 24th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Minnehaha Falls in Winter by Mary Pettis has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Minnehaha Falls is treasured by the residents of Minnesota not only for its beauty, but also for its historic significance. The New England poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, gave this Minneapolis waterfall national fame in the Song of Hiawatha. It is particularly stunning in winter, and I was eager to capture it in paint. I arrived on location with boots, mittens, easel and canvas, only to find that I was too late for the morning light I had anticipated…moreover, it was getting cloudy. Disappointed, I decided to at least draw in the basic shapes in preparation for my return the next day. Suddenly, the skies parted and a beautiful, raking light poured from left to right across the scene! So much more dramatic than what I had envisioned painting that day! I love when nature tells us how she wants to be portrayed!” – Mary Pettis
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 23rd, 2017

Studio Incamminati Podcast Event
The ARC Approved™ Studio Incamminati is broadcasting a four-hour demo featuring Instructors Lea Colie Wight, Darren Kingsley and Kerry Dunn. While a small live audience watches the demo, Facebook users around the globe are encouraged to make comments and ask questions about the painting process. Faculty members Dan Thompson and Natalie Italiano will moderate, taking the best questions and getting answers from the artists.

The event takes place on Saturday March 25 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm est.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted March 23rd, 2017

California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibition
The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization, will be holding it’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition from April 9 – 30, 2017 at the Autry Museum of the American West – 4700 Western Heritage Way, – Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Several special events will be held during the exhibition.

There will be an Artists’ Gala Reception on April 8, 2017, and demos and lectures throughout the month.

For more information about these events, please click here.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Texas Academy Spring Salon
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.

The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is located at 415 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

For more information on this and other events, please visit our exhibitions page.

Posted March 21st, 2017

Atelier Article in Epoch Times
An article titled “A Resurgence of Art” by Milene Fernandez has recently been published in the Epoch Times. The article details how ateliers and artists who are creating traditional art are flourishing despite a largely hostile art market.
“There’s a group of artists who most of the general public has yet to know exist. These are highly skilled painters, sculptors, and draftsmen trained in ateliers or academies who are not embarrassed to utter the word “beautiful” at a time when that word is generally scorned by the contemporary art establishment. You’ll hardly ever see their works in major museums or at major galleries for longer than a short stint. Most of their works are whisked away by private collectors or are sitting in their studios, waiting to be discovered.”

To read more, please click here.

Posted March 20th, 2017

Robert Liberace Event
ARC Living Master™ Robert Liberace will bring to life the beauty and poetry of Venetian red chalk drawing as he works on a live portrait while describing the key features of this technique and how the Venetian painterly tradition shaped their approach to drawing.
This rich evening will be complemented by Venetian wines and small plates by Chef Francesco Ricchi.

The event takes place on March 26, 2017 at Cesco Osteria & Co2 Lounge – 7401 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Ticket Prices are $25.

To learn more about this and other events, please visit our exhibitions page.

Posted March 17th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that 5th Circle by Robert Liberace has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The painting 5th Circle expresses my fascination with the active human figure and my desire to capture the power and poetry that results from the detailed description of the body in dramatic poses. The painting also explores both the interesting visual effects of light and the narrative power that light embodies. Dante’s Inferno provides the inspiration for this painting and the dark underworld he envisions creates a fiery backdrop for the action. The burning shoreline creates an apocalyptic atmosphere representing the darker realms of the human soul. The flames illuminate one side of the ferryman with a sharp searing light as he moves toward a contrasting cooler light shining in from the opposite side. This clear softer light evokes a desire of the soul to seek Paradise.”
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 17th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Capturing Beauty by Daniel Gerhartz has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The emphasis of my entire career has been quite simply, the pursuit of capturing beauty. This quest has not been carried out with a hedonistic aim, but rather it springs forth from a sincere aspiration to share that which I have found so life giving. The concept for this painting originated in part from studying the working habits of the great masters and viewing photos of them working with models in their studios. I truly believe these artists were of a common purpose, trying with all of their might to fully express the beauty they were bathing in. While this work of art was not created as a literal self-portrait, it was painted as one, in essence, as I sought to align my sensitivities with those who have been drawn to explore the richness of beauty captured and shared.”
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 16th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Fritter and Waste by Emanuela De Musis has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Discovering Edmund Tarbell’s Mrs. Lovering Hathaway at the MFA Boston, started me thinking about how the gesture of hands can more greatly define the mood of a painting than even the face itself. Mrs. Hathaway stares out blankly. She could be bored or mournful. Her head is straight, her neck stiff, but those hands, primly placed on her lap, have action. Bony fingers pinch, twist and tug nervously at some internal angst. In her Boston proper way, Mrs. Hathaway reminded me of the southern Italian widows in their black mourning shawls, rosaries between their thumbs, the repeated prayers inducing a meditative state. Stoicism, nervous hands, rosaries, these elements became Fritter and Waste, the portrait of a woman with an undefined guilt, releasing her tension by rubbing worry beads.”
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 15th, 2017

Joshua LaRock Workshops
ARC Living Master™ Joshua LaRock is offering several workshops this spring and summer. There is still space available in the 3 day portrait painting workshop from April 28-30 2017 in Durham, NC, the 5 day portrait painting workshop from May 24-28 2017 in Seville, Spain, and the 3 day portrait painting workshop from August 11-13 2017 in Raleigh, NC.

For more information about these workshops, please click here.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Morgan Weistling in Fine Art Conoisseur
ARC Living Master™ Morgan Weistling has recently had an article written about his work in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

“Since he was a child, artist Morgan Weistling has constantly seen beauty and design in the world. Intensely studying art by 12 and painting movie posters for top agencies by 19, Weistling has been chasing beauty his entire career, and he continually captures it with luminous results.”

To read the whole article, please click here.

Posted March 14th, 2017

New IX Website
IX Arts, an ARC Allied Organization™, now has a new website to showcase their art show and symposium that is dedicated solely to imaginative realism.

To see their new website, please visit www.imaginativerealism.com.

Posted March 13th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that The Twilight of Venus by Rubén Belloso Adorna has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“My painting titled The Twilight of Venus aims to be a reflection on the current canons of beauty. I have taken as a model a very important and close figure in my life, my grandmother. It is a manifesto towards the true beauty of the human being, without touches or filters. Beauty does not understand age. I represent an old woman, a Venus, in the twilight of her life, as the ultimate symbol of beauty. An eternal beauty that does not understand fashions. Old age is synonymous with experiences and wisdom. Each wrinkle, each crease, tell their story, the smiles and the tears shed. This piece has been made in pastels on prepared wood. An incredible but unknown technique for a large part of the art sector.”
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 10th, 2017

Lesson 19 in DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 19 on rendering shadow shapes in the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Posted March 10th, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Animal Nitrate by Alessandro Tomassetti has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The sitter for my painting, Animal Nitrate, is a Colombian model, Ricardo Dominguez. We met in Barcelona after he had just finished working fashion week, modeling in both men’s and women’s shows. As my work explores contemporary ideas of masculinity and sensuality, I found his androgyny and the ease with which he expressed it, fascinating. In person, Ricardo is charismatic and intense; one moment chatty and engaging and the next, laser-focused and offering pose after striking pose. I dressed him in an elaborate white shirt that I had custom made for an exhibition in Los Angeles. Grosgrain ribbon and crochet tendrils escape from underneath the shirt’s epaulettes, mimicking Ricardo’s waist length hair. The shirt, as much as the pose and expression, contributes to a sense of mystery in the painting, one befitting its mysterious sitter.”
This work is on loan from a private collection.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 9th, 2017

New ARC Allied Organization™

Prayer for Winter’s End by Coulter Prehm
ARC is pleased to welcome Renaissance Life as our newest Allied Organization™!

Renaissance Life is a 501c3 organization whose primary aim is to facilitate creativity, quality and vibrant life in the communities we are a part of.

By speaking, teaching and providing art resources supporting sound artistic practices, Renaissance Life aims to be a tool available to those pursuing the visual arts. Due to the rich history and technical skills associated with Realist Art, the bulk of instructional resources produced by Renaissance Life are focused on this genre.

To learn more about this organization, please click here.

Posted March 9th, 2017

Clark Gussin News
ARC Living Artist™ Clark Gussin will be displaying his work at the “Salon at Triton”, a 2D Competition and Exhibition.

The exhibition is being held at the Triton Museum of Art located on 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95050 from March 11, 2017 – April 23, 2017.

The artist reception takes place on Sunday, March 12, 2-4 PM.

To learn more, please visit our events page.

Posted March 8th, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Sparrow’s Rest by Michael Dumas has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Every painting inevitably has something to do with the individual. It’s not simply about what is being depicted in and of itself. There are innumerable things one can choose to paint, that is, the objects themselves; but the underlying purpose of creating has to do with conveying something about why those objects inspire attention in the first place. I am very much attracted to things that express the simple harmony found in the everyday living of life. In a shed behind Bellamy’s Mill, two common house sparrows perch on a pile of flour sacks, their lives unnoticed by people passing by. Some areas of the cloth are ablaze in full sunlight, while others are only softly illuminated. The rest drop back into deep darkness. Oh, beautiful!”
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted March 7th, 2017

Figurative Art Convention and Expo
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-on; attendees can paint, grow, and become inspired in a fun, non-stuffy environment. The Expo Hall will provide vendors who serve the figurative art community. The event is created by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and hosted by Editor Peter Trippi and Publisher Eric Rhoads.
FACE runs from November 8 – 11, 2017 at the Miami Biltmore Hotel – 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

For more information and to register now, please click here.

Posted March 7th, 2017