Posts for July, 2018

July 2018

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on July 31, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Charles Miano as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™!

Charles Miano's art explores both Eastern and Western human values, using a classic foundation and contemporary inspiration. He is the Founder and Director of Southern Atelier Center for fine art in Sarasota, Florida and an advocate in the revival of Classically Inspired Representationalism.

Through his personal exploration of the nature of painting and of nature itself, Miano champions representational art past and present. Imbued with life, vitality and spirit, his work has often been referred to as “visual poetry.”

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here

In Colour: Polychrome Sculpture in France 1850-1910

Published on July 31, 2018

Relatively unknown, 19th century polychrome sculpture is one of the key facets of the history of sculpture. Until the beginning of this century, the only colours permitted in statuary were the white of marble and the monochrome patina of bronzes. But the discovery of the use of polychromy in ancient architecture and sculpture changed people’s perspective, as well as generating heated debate.

Pioneering sculptors like Charles Cordier began to specialize in this technique from the 1850s. Once the controversy had died down, color began to establish its legitimacy of the Second Empire thanks to its decorative character, prevailing under the influence of Symbolism and Art Nouveau as of the 1880s.

The exhibition runs from 6/12-9/9/18 at the Musée d'Orsay, 62 Rue de Lille, Paris, France.

To learn more click here.

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Annie Swynnerton: Painting Light and Hope

Published on July 27, 2018

This is the first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester born painter Annie Swynnerton, a pioneering professional artist who challenged convention in art and life.

Painting Light and Hope features 36 paintings from across Swynnerton’s career, including 13 from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection with further loans from public galleries including the Royal Academy Collection, Tate and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The exhibition also features a number of rarely seen paintings on loan from private collections.

The exhibition runs from February 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019 at the Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester UK M2 3JL.

For more information, please click here.

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French Pastels - Treasures from the Vault

Published on July 26, 2018

Pastels are only rarely exhibited due to the fragility of the powdery pigment and the light sensitivity of the paper on which it rests. Drawn primarily from the MFA’s holdings, with select loans from a private collection, “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault” provides an exceptional opportunity to see firsthand nearly 40 seldom-shown masterworks by artists including Cassatt,Degas, Millet, Monet, Renoir and more.

The exhibition is being held form June 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

To learn more, click here.

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Return of the Vinetropes Drawing Contest

Published on July 24, 2018

ARC Editor-in-Chief Sherry Ross is hosting a summer drawing contest for children (grades 6-12) going on now. The contest involves creating and drawing a new fantastical character inspired by her novel Return of the Vinetropes. Two First Place winners will receive a $500 Amazon gift card as well as many other art-inspired gifts.

The contest is live now and ends September 20th, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST. All of the information about the contest, including rules and directions on how to enter, can be found at

Return of the Vinetropes 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. 

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Liefde voor Loof - Love for Foliage

Published on July 24, 2018

In conjunction with the museum exhibition, FLORA, in the Drents Museum, a sales exhibition will take place at Harms Collection.

ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima is looking for untouched nature in her work. She not only paints colorful flowers, but also winding stems and graceful leaves. She believes that the unspoiled green beauty can be found in the details. She shows us the beauty of a thistle, the charm of a small cucumber flower and the majestic allure of water lilies. The paintings of Frima are an ode to the untouched nature and show a true love for foliage.

The exhibition will take place from July 29, October 28, 2018 at Hof van Saksen, Borgerderstraat 12, NL - 9449 PA Nooitgedacht.

For more information, please click here

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Freedom of Spirit

Published on July 23, 2018

Gallery 901 is hosting an artist's meet and greet on June 28th from 10am - 12pm featuring sculpture artist and ARC Living Master™Angela Mia De la Vega.   

Exalting the human spirit through expressive faces and natural body movement has become the recognized trademark of Angela's figurative bronze sculpture.  Her work's greatest inspiration is the ever-changing individuality of her children.

The exhibition is located at Gallery 901, 555 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

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John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age

Published on July 20, 2018

Presenting the full range of John Singer Sargent’s work — including his beloved portraits — “John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age” chronicles a never-told story about this celebrated American artist, tracing his Chicago connections and illuminating the city’s vibrant art scene at the turn of the 20th century.

The exhibition will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60603 from July 1 - September 30, 2018.

For more about this exhibition, please click here

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Fleurieu Biennale

Published on July 20, 2018

In the Fleurieu Biennale, ARC Associate Living Master™, Louise Feneley, received the distinction of 'Highly Commended' for her work 'The Wanderer's Lament'.

Her work will be on display at the Signal Point Gallery, 5 Laurie Lane, Goolwa, Australia until July 22, 2018.

For more information, please click here.

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Stephen Gjertson Article

Published on July 18, 2018

ARC Living Master,  Stephen Gjertson, has recently been interviewed by Emilio Longo - Visual Arts Teacher and author of Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students and Artist-Teachers.

“In college I encountered hostility to representational art. My drawing instructors called it old fashioned and outdated. It was OK in the past, but serious contemporary artists created more expressive and relevant kinds of work. I had never been interested in so called Modern Art. It didn’t appeal to me because the representational element was either absent, distorted, or crudely rendered.”

To read the full article, click here.

Bouquet - Natura Morte

Published on July 18, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master™ Louise Feneley's painting 'Bouquet - Natura Morte' has received a 'Highly Commended' distinction in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.

"The diverse, extraordinary forms of the underlying structure of leaves, seeds or flowers, of creatures like snakes, crabs, birds, mammals, and of shells, sponges, seaweed or wood, that remain when the force of life has departed, seem insignificant and of little consequence. But these intimate aspects of the natural world build soil and landscape in their own way, and who has not picked up a tiny skeleton, shell, unusual stone or withered flower, to marvel?"

Following the close of the exhibition, this work will form part of the tour to the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.

The exhibition takes place at the South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 from June 8 - August 5, 2018

For more information, please click here.

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Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage

Published on July 16, 2018

Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage is the first exhibition to bring together Church’s highly detailed compositions of sacred terrain in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. A leading painter of 19th-century America and the Hudson River School, Frederic Church (1826–1900) was born in Hartford, Connecticut and had deep ties to the Wadsworth Atheneum, which maintains significant holdings of his early landscapes. This exhibition explores the artist’s journey to the other side of the world—not only to paint historical and biblical sites, but to also discover his faith and broaden his worldview.
Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage runs from June 2 - August 26, 2018 at the Wadsworth Atheneum 600 Main St, Hartoford, CT 06103

For more information on the event, click here.
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Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters

Published on July 13, 2018

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major exhibition to juxtapose examples by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with works that inspired its members, including Italian old masters Fra Angelico and Pietro Perugino and their Northern contemporaries Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. It reveals how the Brotherhood’s aesthetic evolved over time to embrace artistic influences from the High and late Renaissance, such as Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Veronese. It also offers a rich multimedia opportunity to examine the artists’ attraction to stained glass, domestic decorations, and sixteenth-century textiles.
The exhibition runs from June 30 - September 30, 2018 at the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121.
For more information, please click here
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69 Shades of Women’s Art

Published on July 13, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master™ Gezien van de Riet will be participating in the exhibition, "69 Shades of Women’s Art".

The exhibition displays the work of 69 different women artists and is on display at Museum Mølmann, 102-104 Westersingel, Appingedam, 9901 GK in the Netherlands, from July 15 - September 16, 2018.

For more information on the event, click here.

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2018 Artists and Alumni of Studio Incamminati Exhibition and Sale

Published on July 12, 2018

The artists and alumni of ARC ApprovedSM Studio Incamminati are holding their annual exhibition and sale. 80 works from 53 artists will be on display. Many of the artists have won national and international awards and had their artwork featured in magazines such as International Artist, American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur.
At the July 17th opening reception, visitors can meet the artists and discuss their works and view a live-model painting demonstration. All proceeds benefit the Studio Incamminati scholarship fund, helping the school fulfill its mission of making its education as accessible as possible to all deserving art students regardless of financial means.
The public opening will be 6:30-9 p.m. 
The show takes place at Freeman's, 1808 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
To learn more, please click here
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Casanova’s Europe Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century

Published on July 12, 2018

In the dynamic world of 18th-century Europe, people, ideas, and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Stretching the bounds of social mobility and geography, Giacomo Casanova traveled 40,000 miles across six decades. His 12-volume autobiography, The Story of My Life, offers an unrivaled account of 18th-century European society, and his experiences provide the framework for this exhibition. 
“Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century” combines more than 250 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative arts, furniture, costumes, and musical instruments in an immersive display of the visual riches of Casanova’s world. 
This exhibition runs from July 8 - October 8, 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.
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Adrian Gottlieb Solo Show

Published on July 11, 2018

ARC Living MasterTM Adrian Gottlieb is holding a solo exhibition titled "Reflections".

The show runs from July 13 - August 17, 2018 at American Legacy Fine Arts, 949 Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.

An artist reception is being held on July 13, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. Preview sales are available online, beginning June 29th.

For more information on the event, click here.

For more information about this and other events, please visit the ARC Calendar

Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

Published on July 6, 2018

ARC Associate Living MasterTM Elizabeth Barden is very happy to have two of her paintings selected as finalists in Australia’s biggest small scale art award, the 2018 Lethbridge 10 000 Art Awards, Brisbane.  

The exhibition is open from July 12- 22, 2018 in the Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064, Australia.

The winners are yet to be announced. The works may also be viewed in the Award’s on-line gallery.

Click here to learn more. 

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.  

Image shown - "Hold Tight" 61 x 61 cm

Women.Artists.Mentors. (WAM) - Artists packing a punch

Published on July 5, 2018

Customs House Museum presents five contemporary realist painters who have lived and traveled across the globe, gaining inspiration from Venice, Tokyo, Montreal, Charleston, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas, and places in between. ARC Associate Living Master TM Debra Keirce is among the artists exhibiting. (

The exhibition runs 7/5 - 9/2/18 at Customs House Museum, 200 S 2nd St, Clarksville, TN 37040

There will be a reception on August 4, 2018.

For more information, please click here.

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Studios at Crescent Pond Open House

Published on July 3, 2018

Studios at Crescent Pond is holding an Open House event on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th from 12 - 5pm est.

Richard Whitney will be having classes at his studio every Friday night from 6:30 - 9pm and Saturday morning from 10am - 12:30 starting from July 13th-14th.

For more information, please call 603-446-7476 or email

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Joke Frima Exhibition

Published on July 2, 2018

ARC Living MasterTM Joke Frima is holding an exhibition titled "Flora" from July 1-October 28, 2018 in the Drents Museum located on 1 Brink, Assen, HS 9401, Netherlands. 
Joke Frima (1952) is a Dutch painter. She currently resides in France but lived in Italy for eight years, where she studied painting with Signorina Nerina Simi. During this period Frima also taught skill based drawing and painting and developed her personal style based on a careful and direct study of nature.

A catalogue of Joke's work will be available for sale at the exhbition.
To learn more, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.  

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