Posts for August, 2017

August 2017

Arina Gordienko News

August 31, 2017

ARC Associate Living Master™ Arina Gordienko's paintings are represented on 4 pages in the new Art Book "Masters of Painting", written by Pedro Boaventura (Founder of the Art Galaxie, editor, writer, artist).
"Masters of Painting" presents the art endeavors of 46 contemporary artists, from different parts of the world, displaying a diverse collection of styles, reflecting entirely different schools.

To learn more about the book, please click here.

13th ARC Salon Sponsor

August 30, 2017

Thank you to the Atelier Programs at Gage Academy of Art: the Magrath Sculpture Atelier and the Aristides Atelier for sponsoring the Sculpture Category in the 13th International ARC Salon Competition. We are accepting entries now through November 15th, 2017. To enter or view the prospectus, please visit our entry pages.

Sponsored by Atelier Programs at Gage Academy of Art: the Magrath Sculpture Atelier and the Aristides Atelier

The Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage Acad­emy of Art is a multi-year, part-time Atelier designed to confer the core disciplines needed to become a practicing figurative sculptor at a high level of excellence. Led by celebrated sculptor, Michael Magrath, students learn to become adept in both traditional approaches as well as contemporary concerns in a variety of media.

Designed to be undertaken over three years, but may be taken part-time over several years, the long term goal of the Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage is to confer upon the student who completes the program a well-recognized certificate of mastery in fine art figure sculpture, and the skills and confidence needed to make sculpture at the highest level.

Atelier Programs at Gage Academy of Art: The Aristides Atelier, run by world renowned artist and author Juliette Aristides and the Magrath Sculpture Atelier feature an opportunity to work and study in a stimulating, communal environment under the guidance of a master teaching artist. An intensive studio program for the serious artist-in-training, Ateliers offer a contemporary variation on the traditional teaching model of the 19th-century European academies, where dedicated art students apprenticed with a master artist. In the last two years Gage has greatly expanded its Atelier program from Classical Painting & Drawing, Contemporary Painting & Drawing and Still Life Painting to now include Figurative Sculpture, Contemporary Collage, Painting, & Drawing, and our new Core Drawing Intensive, each as vibrant and individual as the primary teaching artist. Gage Ateliers run mid-September through mid-June, and are designed as multi-year or tailored to meet the needs of the individual student.

New ARC Website Preview Video

August 29, 2017

The ARC is pleased to announce that the official launch of the new and improved website will occur on September 18th, 2017.
We will be publishing a series of videos on the ARC You Tube Channel, as previews/tutorials of the new website in advance of the launch.The second preview video on the News and Events section is available now.

Click here to watch.

New Museum Award

August 29, 2017

The ARC is pleased to announce a new Museum Award will be added to the 13th International ARC Salon Competition titled, The Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award:

Springville Museum
The Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, will be adding a new ongoing award to the ARC Salon Competition, devoting a "Featured ARC Artist" gallery wall to their museum in their Founders Gallery. The museum will be selecting one ARC Salon Finalist from the state of Utah each competition to be featured at the museum over the course of the following year.
The Springville Museum of Art is Utah's first museum for the visual fine arts, dedicated as a "Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation". The Museum houses over 2,500 works. Utah art, twentieth-century Soviet Realist art and American art, comprise the Museum's permanent collection. With over 15 exhibitions annually, the Museum is a key promoter and contributor to the arts in Utah. Artwork is displayed throughout 29 galleries in this 45,000 square foot facility and a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. The Museum seeks to fulfill its mission by refining minds and building character through the fine arts. As official State Wide Art Partnership (SWAP) headquarters, the Museum is home for visual art educational outreach programs to the schools of Utah. A variety of exhibitions, concerts, programs and special events are offered throughout the year.

This award will be judged by a representative(s) of the Springville Museum of Art.

ARC Visions

August 28, 2017

Save the date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Arcadia Contemporary and the Art Renewal Center are proud to present "ARC Visions," a group exhibition featuring the prestigious winners of the "Arcadia Contemporary Award" from the 12th Annual International ARC Salon. The ARC Salon is an internationally revered competition that attracts submissions from some of the finest realist painters in the world.

The opening reception Saturday, September 16th, 2017 - 6 pm to 9 pm at Arcadia Contemporary, Town Plaza, 9428 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

To request a collectors preview click here.

Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway

August 25, 2017

Norwegian Waterfall in Hemsedal
by Johan Christian Dahl
The Wadsworth Atheneum will present for the first time an exhibition of 19th century Norwegian paintings, showcasing works of the seminal Scandinavian artists Johann Christian Dahl, Thomas Fearnley, and Peder Balke. Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway will explore their awe inspiring talents as landscape painters, trail their careers across Europe and compare their works with other contemporaneous European and American artists.

The Wadsworth Atheneum is located on 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103 and the exhibition runs from September 7 - January 15, 2017.

Gilded Age Drawings

August 25, 2017

This exhibition features more than three dozen rarely seen treasures from The Met's collection of late 19th-century American works on paper. On view are iconic works by some of the leading American artists of the time, including Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Louis Comfort Tiffany, as well as several new acquisitions.
The Dancing Lesson by Thomas Eakins
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028 and the exhibit runs from August 21- December 10, 2017.

For more info, please click here.

ARC New Website Launch

August 25, 2017

The ARC has been working on a new, updated version of the Art Renewal Center website for the past two years, and we are pleased to announce that the official launch will occur on September 18th, 2017. This is a complete overhaul on the entire website of both the design and functionality. The new website will include many new features for ARC Approved Schools™, ARC Allied Organizations™, ARC Affiliated Artists™, and the general public, including many new search options, a new My ARC feature where free and paying members can create personal albums and favorite artist lists to receive an alert when new artworks or articles about or by their favorite artists become available on the ARC website. We will also be introducing an ARC Events Calendar with dates and times of events taking place around the world that pertain to realism and realistic art, including workshops, artist demonstrations, lectures, museum exhibition, competitions, enrollment dates for schools, and more. These are only a few of the new features available.
We will be publishing a series of videos on the ARC You Tube Channel, as previews/tutorials of the new website in advance of the launch. Our first preview video on the new ARC museum is available now.

Click here to watch.

Quest for the West Show and Sale

August 23, 2017

ARC Living Master™, John Buxton and ARC Living Master™, Joseph McGurl will be exhibiting at the 12th annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale.

The show runs from September 10 - October 8, 2017 and is being held at the Eiteljorg Museum located on 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

For more information, please visit

A Rhythm of the River by John Buxton

Robert Liberace Solo Exhibition

August 22, 2017

ARC Living Master™, Robert Liberace is holding a solo exhibition of his work at the Principle Gallery located on 208 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

The exhibition runs from August 18 - September 19, 2017.

To learn more, please click here.

Guild of Boston Artists Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

August 18, 2017

The Guild of Boston Artists, an ARC Allied Organization is proud to present this year's Annual Regional Juried Exhibition. Each year, the exhibition provides a significant opportunity for talented New England artists working in the realist tradition to exhibit their work and compete for prestigious awards.
The exhibition runs from September 9 - 30, 2017 at the Newbury Gallery - 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.

To learn more, please click here.

104th Annual Exhibition of The Allied Artists of America, Inc.

August 18, 2017

The Allied Artists of America, Inc. is holding their 104th Annual Exhibition. Among the participating artists are ARC Associate Living Master™ Doug Zider and ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg.
The exhibition takes place at the Salmagundi Club - 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC and runs from August 31- September 17, 2017. The awards presentation takes place on September 17, 2017 from 1-1:30pm.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Vicki Sullivan News

August 16, 2017

Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master Vicki Sullivan for being a finalist in the Ravenswood Womens Art prize for her portrait "Verismo".

Vicki Sullivan has also been selected to be a finalist in the Manning Art Prize Naked and Nude exhibition for her work "Back Study of Brianna".

The Manning Art Prize Exhibition opens on Saturday 2nd of September until Sunday 15th of October at the Manning Regional Gallery 12 Maquarie st Taree NSW.

To learn more, please click here.

J.M.W. Turner

August 15, 2017

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection of watercolors by Turner and his contemporaries was founded more than a century ago. Its wide renown, however, is due to the singular efforts of Kurt F. Pantzer (1892–1979), an Indianapolis attorney, who was devoted to all things related to Turner. Selections from the collection are exhibited each spring and summer in this gallery.
The exhibition takes place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208 and ends on August 21, 2017.

For more information, please visit

Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler

August 15, 2017

On Aug 21, 2017 the first solar eclipse of this century will be visible in the U.S.

In 1918, Howard Russell Butler, a portrait and landscape artist and graduate of Princeton University’s first school of science, painted a new kind of portrait of a very unusual sitter: the total solar eclipse. This exhibition brings together experts from the sciences and art history to present the history of Butler’s unique paintings and the story of the artist who created them.

The exhibition is being held at the Princeton University Art Museum, Elm Dr, Princeton, NJ 08544 and runs from July 22 - October 8, 2017.

For more information, please click here.

Laguna College of Art and Design Exhibition

August 11, 2017

The Laguna College of Art and Design, an ARC Approved™ atelier, is proud to present the 2017 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, a group exhibition highlighting representational paintings, drawings and sculptures produced by their senior class. The exhibition offers a selection of work developed as part of LCAD’s BFA program in Fine Arts senior thesis project.

The exhibit runs from 6/15/2017 to 8/31/2017 at the Laguna College of Art and Design located on 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

To learn more, please click here.

Plein Air Salon Winners

August 10, 2017

The winners for the June/July PleinAir Salon Competition, which is organized by PleinAir Magazine, have been revealed.
The winners will receive cash prizes, plus all winners and category winners will be entered into the judging for the annual prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year.

To view the winning artworks and to learn more about the PleinAir Salon, please click here.

Embers of Twilight by Brent Cotton
Best Nocturne

Idyllic Impressions

August 10, 2017

Mission San Buenaventura by Linda DuPas
The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization, is holding an exhibition of member works in the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill - 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA 91108.

The exhibition runs now until September 10, 2017 and admission is free.

For more information, please click here.

New ARC Living Master™

August 8, 2017

ARC is pleased to welcome Mary Pettis as our newest Living Master™.
"Mary Pettis divides her time equally between the studio and outdoors. Her decades of training and the experiences from hundreds of plein air paintings are a catalyst for a symbolic visual language of expression that celebrates the beauty, dignity and worth of this world and its inhabitants."

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Minnehaha Falls in Winter by Mary Pettis

Alma Tadema Exhibition

August 8, 2017

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity explores Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s fascination with the representation of domestic life in antiquity. Born in the north of the Netherlands, the exhibition traces his early training and move to London in 1870 where he established a hugely successful career at the heart of the artistic establishment. His work fixed ideas in the popular imagination of what life in the ancient past might have looked like – ideas and images that were taken to the stage, film and that remain with us today. The exhibition includes important works by Tadema himself, his wife Laura and daughter Anna with loans coming from public and private collections internationally.
In conjunction with this exhibition are workshops led by Ann Witheridge, director of the ARC Approved™ London Fine Art Studio. To learn more about these programs, please click here.

The exhibition takes place at the Leighton House Museum-12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ and runs from July 7 - October 29, 2017.

For more information, please click here.

New ARC Living Artist

August 4, 2017

ARC is pleased to welcome Alain Amar as our newest ARC Living Artist™.
"A dreamlike and spiritual artist, he has a sincere and idealistic desire to offer through his artworks: peace, serenity, joy, dreams, passion, poetry, love of beauty, balance and harmony. He studied the art of painting according to the spirit and techniques of the Renaissance. Painting in different layers of colors, each coat is left to dry before the next is added, leaving the artist-monk long intervals to spend in meditation."
Mediterranean Dreamlike Nonchalance
by Alain Amar
To learn and view his gallery on ARC. please click here.

New location for LARA

August 3, 2017

The ARC Approved™ London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) is moving to a new London location: 371 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT. The new studio will open on the 2nd of October for full-time, part-time and short courses.

For more information, please click here.

IGOR 12th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 2, 2017

The International Guild of Realism has secured a top-ranking art gallery in Carmel, California to host their 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, which will be held from September 23rd through October 23rd, 2017.

Their annual international exhibition will be held at the prestigious Winfield Gallery in the heart of the Carmel Art District. The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak summer season. Carmel and Monterey are the most beautiful coastal areas of the United States.

The Winfield Gallery is located on Dolores between Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.

Sergio Roffo Solo Show

August 2, 2017

Misty Sunrise, Nantucket
ARC Associate Living Master™, Sergio Roffo, will be holding an exhibition of his recent works. The show begins on August 18, 2017 at the Quidley & Co. Gallery, located on 23 Main Street, Nantucket MA.

For more information, please click here.

Call for Entries

August 1, 2017

The Art Renewal Center is now accepting entries to the 13th International ARC Salon Competition. This year we are introducing a 9th category dedicated to plein air painting, as well as a few new exciting awards. The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, the International ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

To learn more, visit our entry pages.

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