Posts for October, 2018

October 2018

Vicki Sullivan News

Published on October 29, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan's drawing "Laktisma" has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).

The exhibition will be on display at Grafton Regional Gallery, 158 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW, Australia from Saturday, October 27 to December 9, 2018.

The show will travel to multiple galleries throughout 2019 to mid 2020.

To learn more, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Events Calendar.

ARC Select: The Modern Muse

Published on October 26, 2018

ARC Select: The Modern Muse explores how the traditional notion of the muse is invoked by a diverse and eclectic group of contemporary artists and the ways their inspiration manifests itself in their work.

Works by Linda Adair, David Bowers, Randalf Dilla, Amanda Greive, Hiroshi Furuyoshi and Michael Van Zeyl are featured in the show.  All of the exhibiting artists were recipients of the Rehs Gallery Award in the 13th International ARC Salon. 

ARC Select will open this Saturday, October 27th and run until November 16th with a special opening event on Friday, October 26th from 6-9PM at Rehs Contemporary Galleries located at 5 East 57th Street 8th Floor New York, NY 10022. 

For more information, please click here.

To view more events on our calendar, please click here.

ARC and DVI in Newsmax

Published on October 30, 2018

Alexandra York has recently written an article in Newsmax about The Da Vinci Initiative and the Art Renewal Center titled "Art Renewal Center Brings Art Education to Public Schools".

"DVI believes that the most creative children are those who have many skills from which to choose and utilize in their own unique artwork so every student is able to produce art exactly as they envision it in their heads without compromise; this requires technical competence."

To read the whole article, please click here.

ARC Salon in PoetsArtists Magazine

Published on October 25, 2018

PoetArtists Magazine has recently published an article by David Molesky on their website about the 13th ARC Salon.

"Before it opened to the public, I was invited to view the 13th Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon competition exhibited at the historic Salmagundi Club on a mansion-lined block of 5th Avenue. Pushing through the double doors, I passed the stairs that lead up to the club library and down to the dining room salon and pool hall, and walked straight back into the newly retrofitted gallery space. I was greeted by Kara Lysandra Ross, Co-Chair and Chief Operating Officer of the ARC. In between giving directions to her crew as they hurried to finish the install before the opening, Kara found time to chat with me about the exhibition, its history, and the process."

To read the full article, please click here

JW Godward 1861-1922: The Eclipse of Classicism Hardcover

Published on October 24, 2018

John William Godward was among the brightest stars of the late Graeco-Roman painters during classicism's twilight years. Some believe he equaled Alma-Tadema in his depiction of marble and flowers and Frederic Leighton in his depiction of drapery. However, his own reclusive nature, society's loss of interest in classical subject painting, aggressive modernist art and the efforts of his disapproving family conspired to plunge him into obscurity.

Swanson's original edition of John William Godward introduced the life of a very private man who pushed the classical ideal further into the twentieth century than most would think possible. This revised edition contains the author's latest research - significant expansions to the text, as well as approximately 100 new pictures, many of which have only recently been attributed to Godward.

To learn more and to purchase a copy of the book, please click here.

Wonders of the Ordinary

Published on October 24, 2018

A solo show of realist still life paintings by ARC Associate Living Master™ Alex Callaway will be on view at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, 4 Brook St, Birmingham United Kingdom from 10/8 - 11/3/18.

Through refining the process of painting from life, Alex aims to create a little magic from the mundane, inviting the viewer to slow down and contemplate the wonders of the ordinary.

To learn more, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Figurativas 2019 - Call for Entries

Published on October 23, 2018

The Arts and Artists Foundation is holding the 10th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition 2019, which has a First Prize for Painting of up to €36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition Fund of €40,000 and funding yet to be determined for the acquisition of painting works.

The Foundation seeks to promote and disseminate Figurative Art, and its main purpose will be to encourage artistic initiatives and sponsor artists.

Search the Competition Rules in your own language at


Florence Classical Arts Academy One Year Intensive Winter Program

Published on October 19, 2018

The ARC Approved Florence Classical Arts Academy offers a One-Year Course, which can be extended then into the full Three-Year Course This course provides the students with highly individual and customized training in small student groups. 

The professors meet students at their level of preparation and artistic background. The sequence of learning unfolds from drawing and painting basic geometrical figures, then still-life then casts and finally leading to portraiture.  This program enables a student to gain the necessary applied knowledge in order to begin building their portfolio. 

Winter Enrollment Intensive Program is a One-Year program in a shifted and also shorter time frame. In the period February - May apart from normal daily classes, the student takes 3 evening classes per week included in the curriculum. The number of academic hours equals the One-Year program starting in October. 

The course runs from February 4, 2019 - July 26, 2019 

All subjects are taught in Russian and English.   

For more information, please visit

ARC at FWSD Fashion Week

Published on October 18, 2018

On Friday October 12th at the LUX Art Institute, seven works from The 13th International ARC Salon were on display for The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Night.

The seven art pieces were from artists from all around the world and were the inspirational source for designer couture looks created based on the art work.

To view a video of the event, please click here

In Fine Form: The Human Presence

Published on October 18, 2018

ARC Living Master™ Daniel Gerhartz, is among 13 artists including Molly Johnson, Bren Sibilsky, and William A. Suys, Jr., who are featured in this exhibition. 

These artists look beyond the flesh to see the heart and soul of the subject. Although the artist’s mediums vary, they all focus on the human form. With each stroke mark, feeling, and vantage point, the artists hope to connect with the viewer. 

The exhibition will be held from October 12 - November 30, 2018 at the Plymouth Arts Center 520 East Mill Street Plymouth, WI.

Click here for more information. 

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Celebrating Tintoretto

Published on October 17, 2018

Jacopo Tintoretto was one of the preeminent Venetian painters of the sixteenth century, renowned for his monumental narrative scenes and his insightful portraits of patricians and citizens. In celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of the artist's birth, this exhibition explores an innovative and little-studied aspect of Tintoretto's portraiture: small-scale, informal portrait heads characterized by immediacy, intense observation, and startling modernity. These works capture both the appearance and the spirit of the sitter, and are painted with the artist's famous prestezza, or quickness.

The exhibition runs from 10/18/18- 1/27/19 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, NY New York, 10028.

For more information, click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

IX 2018

Published on October 12, 2018

IX 2018 is a ground-breaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to imaginative realism—bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for imaginative realism and all that’s encompassed in the realm of the fantastic.

The show runs from October 17-21, 2018 at Goggleworks 201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601.

For more information, please click here

For more events, visit the ARC Calendar

 ARC Select at Rehs Gallery

Published on October 11, 2018

ARC Select: The Modern Muse is the third annual ARC Select exhibition. This year's show features works by Linda Adair, Hiroshi Furuyoshi, David Bowers, Amanda Greive, Randalf Dilla and Michael van Zeyl. Each artist has completed a series of new works specifically for this show.

The show runs from October 27 - November 16, 2018 at Rehs Contemporary Galleries at 5 East 57th Street, 8th Floor, NY, NY 10022.

The evening opening is on October 26th from 6-9 PM and the day opening is on October 27th, 1-6 PM.

For more information, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


Continuing Light: A Journey of Painting & Friendship

Published on October 11, 2018

This exhibition highlights the artwork and enduring kinship of three top landscape and maritime painters ARC Living Masters™ William R. Davis and Joseph McGurl and artist Don Demers.

This event is in conjunction with the American Masters Exhibition & sale.

The exhibition runs from October 8 - 26, 2018 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave New York NY 10003.

For more information, please click here

For more on other events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

ARC at Fashion Week San Diego

Published on October 10, 2018

On Friday October 12th from 6pm – 10pm at the LUX Art Institute, seven works from The 13th International ARC Salon will be on display for The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Night.

The seven art pieces are from artists from all around the world and will be the inspirational source for designer couture looks created based on the art work.Teams of hair and makeup artists sponsored by Detour Salon have also been commissioned to help make the inspired looks come to life on the models.

Download the new FWSD App to vote for your favorite team (Painting, designer, hair, makeup). Visitors and fans will be able to vote for their favorite work through the App.

The LUX Art Institute is located on 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024.  Tickets are required.

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.  


New ARC Living Master William Davis

Published on October 9, 2018

We are pleased to announce the addition of William Davis as an ARC Living Master™!

William Davis grew up in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He is a self-taught artist whose oil paintings typically capture the serene light of sunrise or sunset on the water. He employs many of the techniques traditionally used by American luminosity painters to realize his personal vision, showing a marked preference for 19th century subjects.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

ARC Living Master Shane Wolf News

Published on October 9, 2018

ARC Living Master™ Shane Wolf has the immense pleasure of announcing the launch of Art’s Rose This online art gallery, the first of its kind, is dedicated to offering unique and original drawings and currently features over 30 works by Shane Wolf. 

This initiative was born from a professional synergy and friendship between the artist Shane Wolf, and a collector couple whose goal is to support the contemporary figurative art movement by making artworks available to anyone, at any time. 

For any drawing purchased via the ARC newsletter they are offering a special 10% discount coupon code VIP to use during checkout, valid until December 31, 2018. Email to acquire this special promotion code.

ARC and FWSD Award Event

Published on October 4, 2018

This year The Art Renewal Center is honored and delighted to have partnered with Fashion Week San Diego®.  At the signature kick-off event, The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Night, seven works from The 13th International ARC Salon will be on display.  These seven art pieces are from artists from all around the world, including China, Spain, Dominican Republic, Australia, and various locations around the US. These art pieces will also be the source of main inspiration for the designer couture looks created based on the art work, which is the main entertainment for October 12th. Teams of hair and makeup artists sponsored by Detour Salon have also been commissioned to help make the inspired looks come to life on the models this night. 

The event is occurring on Friday October 12th from 6pm – 10pm at the LUX Art Institute - 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. Tickets are required.

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here

Michelle Jung - Coastal Landscapes: East, West & The Tropics

Published on October 4, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master™ Michelle Jung is having a solo exhibition, at the Guild of Boston Artists President's Gallery from October 6th through October 27th. The opening reception is Saturday, October 6th from 3-5pm followed by an artist demonstration on October 27th at 2pm.

Michelle is an elected artist member of The Guild of Boston Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA in historic Back Bay. Established in 1914, the Guild has adhered to a reputation for excellence in the traditional genre of painting.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

American Masters 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Sale

Published on October 4, 2018

American Masters returns to the Salmagundi Club with a special exhibition and sale commemorating its 10th anniversary.

American Masters 2018 features nearly 70 of today’s finest realist artists, offering collectors and connoisseurs the opportunity to view and purchase a wide range of skillfully created paintings, drawings, etchings, woodblocks, and sculpture. Categories include still life, landscape, maritime, figurative, Western, and wildlife genres.

ARC Living Masters™ Jacob Collins, Max Ginsburg, Daniel Greene, James Gurney, Joel Carson Jones, Joshua LaRock, Joseph Mcgurl, Mario Robinson and Yuqi Wang and ARC Associate Living Masters™ Garin Baker and Thomas Kegler will be among the artists exhibiting.

The Salmagundi Club is located on 47 5th Ave, New York NY 10003 and the show runs from October 8 - 26, 2018.

To learn more, please click here

For other events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Women Painting Women - Men Painting Men: Voices with Vision

Published on October 3, 2018

This exhibition invites figurative artists of both sexes to submit artwork and share the beauty we see within ourselves. Women Painting Women - Men Painting Men fosters an environment of equality and reveals both our differences and similarities and how they shade imperceptibly into each other. ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan will be among the artists participating.

The show opens on Saturday, October 6 and will be on view through Tuesday, October 30 at the RJD Gallery, 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

The opening reception is on October 6, 6-8pm.

For more information, please visit

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.

Face Time 2019 Competition

Published on October 3, 2018

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists is holding their open, juried, fine art portrait exhibition.

Original portrait paintings, drawings and sculptures not previously exhibited with CSOPA and completed within the past five years are eligible. No giclee, canvas transfers, photography or computer images are allowed in the competition.

The Bendheim Gallery is located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, 2nd floor (with elevator), Greenwich CT 06830.

CSOPA membership is not required to enter. Submission does not guarantee selection.

The deadline is Dec. 7, 2018.

For more information, please visit here

For more of this and other events, please visit the ARC calendar.

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