Posts for November, 2017

November 2017

Less Than 24 hours Left to Enter the ARC Salon

Published on November 30, 2017

There's less than 24 hours left to submit work to the 13th International ARC Salon Competition!


Works do not need to be available for sale or available for the live exhibition to enter the ARC Salon


The Deadline is December 1, 8am PST.


The International ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.


To learn more, visit our entry pages.

Realism Without Borders

Published on November 29, 2017

Realism Without Borders is a beautiful and rare exhibition including works by top International artists from Sweden, America, Russia, France, Italy and Ukraine. Curated by Vanessa Rothe Fine Art and held in the beautiful iconic Parlor of the famed Salmagundi Art Club in New York. Works range from $500-$10,000 with many small gems to choose from.

Public Reception on Friday December 8th from 5:00-8:00pm at the club on 5th Avenue.

A Fine Art Lecture by Curator Vanessa Rothe will take place from 1- 2 pm and a live portrait Demo by Michelle Dunaway is scheduled from 2:30 - 4:30 pm on December 9th.

To see more about this and other events, please visit our calendar.  

FAA Dialogues: Traditional Vs. Contemporary Perspectives

Published on November 28, 2017

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.S.'s Academic Director Jordan Sokol and his faculty are partnering with the historic Salmagundi Club — which this year celebrates 100 years on Fifth Avenue — to offer this free educational series to the public.

The first discussion will be held on Thursday, November 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. and will be moderated by Fine Art Connoisseur editor-in-chief Peter Trippi, with panelists Jacob Collins, Alex Kanevsky, Donald Kuspit, and Alyssa Monks. The topic is "Traditional vs. Contemporary Perspectives in the Art World," and the panelists will look at this theme from the angles of contemporary-art-world definitions, art production, the art market, the infrastructure of the traditional art world vs. the infrastructure of the contemporary art world, and more.

There will be an open Q+A with the audience at the end of the panel.

The panel discussion will take place at The Salmagundi Club (Main Gallery), 47 Fifth Ave. (between 11th and 12th Streets), New York, NY 10003


To learn about more events visit the ARC events calendar.

Art for a Brave Little Heart

Published on November 27, 2017

ARC Associate Living MasterTM Arina Gordienko will be among the 28 internationally acclaimed artists participating in this charity exhibition and auction.  100% of the proceeds go towards the charity "Gift of Life", which is dedicated to helping children beat cancer.

The exhibition runs from November 28 - Dec 3, 2017 at Rossotrudnichestvo/Russia House in UK, 37 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5ED.  The opening night is December 1, 2017 7pm.

Artwork from the exhibition can be viewed an purchased online at the following sites:

To learn about more events visits the ARC events calendar.

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Published on November 22, 2017

This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from the mid-1650s to around 1680, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of genre painting, or depictions of daily life. The exhibition brings together nearly 70 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters, including Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen, who lived in various towns throughout the Dutch Republic, from Delft and Deventer to Amsterdam and Leiden. Juxtaposing paintings related by theme, motif, and composition, the exhibition explores how these artists inspired, rivaled, surpassed, and pushed each other to greater artistic achievement.

The exhibition runs from October 22, 2017 to January 21, 2018 at the National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001.

To view more about this and other events, please visit our events calendar

Imaginative Realism Category Sponsor in the ARC Salon

November 21, 2017

Laguna College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts department offers students a carefully crafted curriculum offering an efficient learning experience in representational drawing, painting and sculpture. LCAD is one of only a few fully accredited institutions committed to developing highly skilled representational figurative artists. Our alumni have gained acceptance into competitive graduate programs, excelled in the gallery market, gained private and public commissions, work in museum and curatorial art fields and art education.

Our program’s philosophy is grounded in classical traditions which is an integral part of what makes our department unique and is the driving force behind our students success. Our curriculum is designed to give students the necessary skills to accurately portray still life, figure, portrait, landscape, group figures and to address concepts and ideas of contemporary, narrative storytelling. In addition to mastering techniques, the business of art is integrated into the curriculum. Students are introduced to professional practices, marketing and presentation to prepare them for the challenges of a demanding and competitive art world.

The LCAD Drawing and Painting major offers BFA programs in Drawing and Painting, Drawing and Painting with an Emphasis in Sculpture and a Drawing and Painting Certificate.


Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Performance

November 20, 2017

DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience announces its New York City debut at the Triad Theater. Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, takes the audience on a fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses.  This original theater performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. 

The show runs from November 24-26, 2017 at the Triad Theater located on 158 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023.

To learn more about the show, please click here

To buy tickets click here

Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter

November 17, 2017

The Petit Palais is devoting a major retrospective to the work of Anders Zorn (1860-1920), one of the central figures of Swedish painting at the turn of the 19th-century. During his lifetime, Zorn achieved great renown as a portrait painter and etcher.

Along with Sargent, Sorolla, Boldini, and Besnard, he was one of the most visible disciples of an international style that was both modern and masterful, where energetic brushwork combined with bold composition and lighting to create elegant portraits that were also great works of art. This first retrospective in Paris should mark the return to grace of a master who remains very popular in Scandinavia.

The exhibition runs from 9/15/2017 - 12/7/2017 at the Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris, Île-de-France 75008.

For more information about this and other events, please visit our calendar.


ARC Salon Deadline Extension

November 16, 2017

Due to a large number of requests for more time and individuals needing last minute technical assistance, the deadline for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition will be extended until 8am on December 1, 2017. Works submitted after the original deadline will be charged a $5 late fee per entry to acknowledge those artists who were able to finish and submit their works on time. We are very excited to see a lot of amazing new works being submitted to the competition. 

If you are trying to enter and are having technical difficulties, please contact our webmaster, Iian Neill at

To learn more or to enter, visit our entry pages.

Last Day to Enter the 13th International ARC Salon Competition

November 15, 2017

Last Day to Enter the 13th International ARC Salon Competition

Deadline November 15th

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.

Partnering organizations Include: Fashion Week San Diego, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, inc., Arcadia Contemporary, the Springville Museum of Art, the Museum of European Art Modern (MEAM), The Da Vinci Initiative, The International Arts and Culture Group (TIAC),Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, PleinAir Magazine, CollectionsMagazine, and Poets Artists Magazine.

The competition features works in 9 separate categories, those being: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Still Life, Drawing, Landscape, Plein Air Painting, Sculpture, and Animal Art.

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is pleased to announce that ACC Art Books (formerly Antique Collector’s Club), will be co-publishers of the 13th International ARC Salon Catalogue, alongside the ARC, and are introducing it as a new addition to their line of fine art books. We are excited to have such a reputable publisher working with us to bring the ARC Salon Catalogue into the mainstream market, furthering awareness of the amazing artists who enter works into the ARC Salon Competition.

Works do not need to be available for sale or for the live exhibition to compete in the ARC Salon Competition.

To learn more or to enter go to:

Mary Pettis Solo Exhibition - The Minneapolis Club

November 14, 2017

The Minneapolis Club is hosting a Solo Exhibition of ARC Living Master tm Mary Pettis's works. 

There will be an artist reception on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4-7pm.

The exhibition runs from November 1 – November 30, 2017 The Minneapolis Club 749 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

To learn more, please visit our events calendar.

Drawing on the Masters Art Auction

November 10, 2017

The Florence Academy of Art announces “Drawing on the Masters", an art auction fundraiser to benefit The Florence Academy of Art education programs.  

Drawing on the Masters takes place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Time Warner Building in New York City, at 25 Columbus Circle, (Entrance to the event is on 58th between 8th and 9th Avenues), 51st floor.

For more information, please contact Susan Tintori at or Marguerite Soderberg at or visit



ACC to Publish ARC Salon Catalogue

November 9, 2017

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is pleased to announce that ACC Art Books (formerly Antique Collector’s Club), will be co-publishers of the 13th International ARC Salon Catalogue, alongside the ARC, and are introducing it as a new addition to their line of fine art books. This will mean that the ARC Salon Catalogue will receive wide spread distribution both nationally and internationally in book stores and the like through their distribution network. We are excited to have such a reputable publisher working with us to bring the ARC Salon Catalogue into the mainstream market, furthering awareness of the amazing artists who enter works into the ARC Salon Competition.

ACC Art Books, is a world-renowned publisher of definitive works in the fields of antiques, art and the decorative arts. ACC is also home to ACC Editions, an imprint specializing in photography books and other titles on contemporary culture, and the Garden Art Press, created to house their books on plants, gardening and garden design. ACC was formally known as the Antique Collectors Club, the world’s leading publisher of books about antiques, with a heritage stretching back more than 50 years. In the art field, important published works include the William Bouguereau Catalogue RaisonnéThe Art of Botanical Illustration and the Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930. In the decorative arts, bestselling books include standard works such as Jackson’s Hallmarks, The Wristwatch Handbook and Understanding Jewelry. In recent years, ACC has published books about jewelry and watches, among them critically acclaimed titles on Van Cleef & Arpels, the Christie’s jewelry archive and the London jewelers, Wartski.

They also sell titles from selected publishers whose ranges complement their own, via ACC Publishing Group. And, in addition to their books, they also publish Antique Collecting Magazine.


Royal Society of Portrait Painters Competition

November 8, 2017

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is holding their annual competition. Submissions to the competition will be accepted Oct 16, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018.
The Society of Portrait Painters was founded in 1891.  Twenty years later it became the ‘Royal Society of Portrait Painters’, with its early membership including John Everett Millais, George Frederick Watts and James McNeil Whistler.  The Society is a registered charity with Her Majesty The Queen as its Patron.  Its stated aim is to improve the education and appreciation of the fine arts and, in particular, to promote excellence in the art of portraiture.
To learn more, please click here.

The Vinetrope Adventures: Return of the Vinetropes, Book 1

November 6, 2017

“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 earth.”

It is an original fantasy/sci-fi novel, the first in a trilogy, The Vinetrope Adventures, entitled Return of the Vinetropes.  Written by Sherry L. Ross and lavishly illustrated by award winning artist, Julie Bell.  This modern day fairy tale blends the love of the classics, such as in The Narnia Chronicles and The Hobbit, with contemporary issues, themes and technology, creating a story that will resonate with today’s child. Julie’s 12 full-color, full-page illustrations and her many drawings throughout, make this a truly beautiful book. It can be found here in the ARC store,, Barnes and Nobles, Rizzoli’s in Manhattan and good bookstores everywhere. $17.95, 440 pages, published by The author’s royalties, when purchased in the ARC store, will go directly back to supporting ARC’s programs.

Perfect for children : 8 – 12

Mary Pettis Wins First Place Award

November 3, 2017

Congratulations to ARC Living MasterTM Mary Pettis for winning the Mini Pearls First Place Award in the EnPleinAirTEXAS Competition for her painting "Texas Diamonds in the Rough".
The fourth annual EnPleinAirTEXAS is one of the top plein air competitions in the country and attracts award-winning artist applicants from coast to coast and from outside the U.S.  
To learn more, please click here.

Arina Gordienko Exhibition in Montreux

November 2, 2017

ARC Associate Living Master Arina Gordienko will be taking part in "Art Visionnaire", the First Exhibition of Visionary Art organized by Montreux Art Gallery (MAG) that will be presented during the Swiss Art Fair in Montreux from November 8-12, 2017.

Four renowned museums and 30 international artists will be exhibiting. Arina Gordienko will be debuting her new work, "We've Been Here Before".
The exhibition is being held at the Montreux Music & Convention Centre on Avenue Claude Nobs 5, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland. 
To learn more about this and other events, visit the ARC Calendar.

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