Posts for November, 2018

November 2018

13th International ARC Salon Exhibition - Sotheby's, LA

Published on November 29, 2018

The Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to realist art and skill-based training techniques in the visual arts, is bringing the world renown ARC Salon Exhibition to the west coast. After its conclusion at the Salmagundi Club in New York City this past October, the exhibition is now on its way to Sotheby’s Los Angeles (2029 Century Park E. #2950, Los Angeles, CA) from December 4—13, 2018. The Grand Opening reception will be on December 4th from 6pm—8pm.

To learn more, visit the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page.

Shaun Downey Solo Exhibition

Published on November 29, 2018

ARC Living Master Shaun Downey will be holding a solo exhibition at Arcadia Contemporary entitled "Reflections".

The exhibition runs from December 8 - 21, 2018 at Arcadia Contemporary located on 39 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena CA 91105.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 6 - 8pm.

Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Princeton Academy Open House

Published on November 29, 2018

The ARC Approved Princeton Academy of Art will be holding their very first Open House on Friday, November 30th from 6-8pm. 
Hors d'oeuvres & beverages will be served, student work will be on display and there will be a live painting demo. 
The Princeton Academy of Art is located on 138 Nassau St, 2nd floor, Princeton NJ 08542.
To learn more, please click here
For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Published on November 27, 2018

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s preferred genre, and her style reflects Pre-Raphaelite principles of careful observation and detailed rendering. Bodichon traveled widely and exhibited at the Royal Academy and Gambart’s French Gallery in Pall Mall, London, among other venues.

Throughout her life she was a tireless reformer and champion of women’s rights. In 1858, she set up the English Women’s Journal and in 1866, with Emily Davies, developed a strategy to extend university education to women, resulting in the founding of Girton College, Cambridge.

Bodichon’s working process will be examined and feature watercolor sketches and drawings from her travels. The approximately 30 works are drawn from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware and recent acquisitions in the Delaware Museum’s permanent collection.

The exhibition runs from November 3, 2018 - February 2, 2019 at the Delaware Museum of Art, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington Delaware, 19806.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

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ARC Inventory Sale

Published on November 21, 2018

We are clearing out our inventory of some of our past issues of the International ARC Salon Catalogues. Our remaining issues of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Annual ARC Salon Catalogues can now be purchased at $10 a copy while supplies last.

Visit the ARC store to learn more about the ARC Salon Catalogues.

Almost Miniatures Exhibition

Published on November 20, 2018

The Almost Miniatures Exhibition is collection of small works for the Holiday created by some of the best painters on the east coast. ARC Living Master™ Sergio Roffo is among the participating artists.

The show takes place at the Francesca Anderson Fine Art gallery located on 56 Adams St., Lexington MA 02420 from November 14, 2018 - January 12, 2019.

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


New ARC Living Artist

Published on November 15, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Zu Sheng Yu as an ARC Living Artist™!

Zu Sheng Yu constantly challenges himself in an artistic sense. His versatility and creative passion lead him through life to create a diverse array of innovative work that includes architecture, painting and sculpture.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

A Collector's Feast

Published on November 15, 2018

A Collector’s Feast presents the work of 37 of today's leading and emerging Contemporary Realist artists. A myriad of classical styles in various mediums are represented.

All of the paintings and sculptures in the exhibition are priced at no more than $4,000, which provides a wonderful opportunity for collectors to acquire works by these extraordinary artists.

ARC Living Masters™ Julie Bell and  Adrian Gottleib are among the artists in this exhibition.

Open by Appointment Only.  Please call 626.577.7733 or email for appointment and location.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on November 14, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Anni Crouter as our newest Associate Living Master™!

Born in Chicago, but growing up in Flint, Michigan, Anni Crouter started painting and drawing before she could read or write. Soon after relocating to Michigan in 1965, this natural ability caught the attention of her mother and both her grandmothers, who encouraged her to express herself. The life on a farm in rural Michigan with a father who was a veterinarian lent itself to many inspiring subjects to paint and draw such as horses, barn cats, dogs, birds and other wild and domesticated animals. Many of these subjects still remain her favorites to paint.

To learn more and to view Anni's gallery on ARC, please click here.  


Joke Frima at PAN Amsterdam

Published on November 13, 2018

ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima will be exhibiting at PAN Amsterdam, which exhibits art, antiques and design. Every year more than 45,000 art and antique lovers gather to see over 100 vendors.

Joke Frima will be represented by Galerie Mokum Amsterdam (stand 90) and Collectie Harms Rolde (stand 68).

The fair runs from November 18-25, 2018 at Europaplein 20- Europaplein 20, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

To learn more about PAN Amsterdam, click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

PoetsArtists Magazine Figurative Realism

Published on November 12, 2018

Figurative Realism curated by Dirk Dzimirsky

PoetsArtists Magazine is calling for entries for the December 2018 issue. This is the magazine's 100th issue and will be dedicated to Figurative Realism. Hyper, Photo, Precision and other realism in any painting and drawing medium will be accepted.

A selection of the accompanying artworks from the publication will be exhibited online on Artsy, and Artnet through the Zhou B Art Center.

The deadline is November 15th, 2018.

For more information, please click here

ARC Select: The Modern Muse

Published on November 8, 2018

ARC Select: The Modern Muse is still underway. If you have not had a chance to see the show, it will be open through November 16th at Rehs Contemporary Galleries located at 5 East 57th Street 8th Floor New York, NY 10022.


All of the exhibiting artists were recipients of the Rehs Gallery Award in the 13th International ARC Salon. Each artist created new works specifically for the ARC Select exhibition.


For more information, please click here.


For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar

Power and Piety

Published on November 9, 2018

Power and Piety presents exquisite paintings, sculpture, silver pieces, furniture and decorative devotional objects made in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries.

Designed for use in churches, convents, monasteries and private homes, these objects were made by artisans from the Americas, but based on the iconographies, styles and methods of the European Renaissance. They attest to the tremendous interchange of cultures that occurred in the colonies, where craftsmen mixed native techniques and symbols with designs introduced by the Church and also absorbed influences from across the world.

The exhibition runs through December 9, 2018 at the Allentown Museum of Art 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA 18101.

For more information, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar

The Renaissance Nude

Published on November 8, 2018

Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making the nude central to their art. Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, these artists created lifelike, vibrant, and sensual representations of the human body. Featuring more than 100 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer, and others, this exhibition traces the nude’s gradual emergence over 130 years in Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.


The exhibition runs from October 30, 2018–January 27, 2019 at the Getty Museum 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049.


For more information, please click here.


For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Sharing the Harvest

Published on November 7, 2018

ARC Living Master™ Mary Pettis will unveil her 5 newest signature paintings. Hosted in downtown Minneapolis at Orchestra Hall, the exhibition will be presented during the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 as well as Kevin Puts' "Inspiring Beethoven" November 15-17, 2018. Like her previous showings with the Minnesota Orchestra, Pettis has created signature paintings that are thematically linked to the show, which seeks to highlight how artists continue to influence one another across mediums and generations.

Through the concerts and Pettis' art, visitors celebrate how artists continue to inspire one another across mediums and generations. 

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


The Higher Aim of Art: Lecture Series

Published on November 2, 2018

In their lifelong pursuit of figurative art, artists often focus on the "hows" of acquiring skills and knowledge, but not the "whys," "wheres" and "whats." "Why do you create?” “Where do you apply your skills?” "What images are vital to produce?” In this series of hour-long evening talks, internationally renowned figurative artists discuss personal creative philosophies in a thought-provoking conversation on professional practice.

Vincent Desiderio leads an intense conversation about inspiration, his own inventions and the nature of creating.  His work can be found in many major collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Hirshorn Museum.

All presentations take place 6 - 8 p.m. in Studio Incamminati's fifth-floor studio, 340 North 12th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The cost is $10.


For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

The Human Condition

Published on November 2, 2018

Over a year in the making, The Human Condition exhibition is a collaborative effort between Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists magazine, Ana Montoya of AnArte Gallery in San Antonio, and curating artist Steven DaLuz. The evocative collection of figurative art explores the nature of the human condition—with works by ARC Living Master Anna Wypych and artists Jennifer Balkan, Teresa Brutcher, Teresa Elliott, Regina Jacobson, Stanka Kordic, Karen Offutt, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, Conor Walton, Victor Wang, Pamela Wilson, and Daryl Zang.

The show runs from Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2018 with the opening reception on Nov 1, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the AnArte Gallery 7959 Broadway Street, Suite 404, San Antonio, TX 78209.

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.


Published on November 2, 2018

Artelibre Gallery in collaboration with the "Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes" is holding ModPortrait, the 5th annual painting contest focusing solely on portraiture.

This year, the competition will award a painting prize of 6,000 euros, 2 one-week workshops at the Barcelona Academy of Art and two 1,000 euro prizes for purchasing materials at

The Artelibre Gallery and the "Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes" seek to promote and disseminate Figurative Art. The main task will be to encourage artistic initiatives and sponsor artists.

For more information, please click here

For more events please visit the ARC Calendar.

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