Posts for April, 2019

April 2019

"Portrait Now 2019" Frederiksborg Castle. Denmark

Published on April 26, 2019

Portrait Now! 2019 displays the best contributions from the 7th edition of the The Carlsberg Foundation’s Portrait Award competition.

Artists in the competition come from the Nordic countries, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

In the exhibition, viewers will experience a variety of expressions of how artists portray human beings.

ARC Associate Living Master Jon Boe Paulsen is among the exhibitors.

The exhibition runs from May 10 - August 5, 2019 at the Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark.

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


Portrait Now! 2019

Published on April 26, 2019

Portrait Now! 2019 displays the best contributions from the 7th edition of the The Carlsberg Foundation’s Portrait Award competition.

Artists in the competition come from the Nordic countries, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

In the exhibition, viewers will experience a variety of expressions of how artists portray human beings.

ARC Associate Living Master Jon Boe Paulsen is among the exhibitors.

The exhibition runs from May 10 - August 5, 2019 at the Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark.

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.



Published on April 25, 2019

Studio Incamminati Portrait Competition

ARC Approved Atelier Studio Incamminati, founded by Nelson Shanks one of the master portrait artists of our time, invites artists to its first-ever portrait competition.

The school, with its rich palette and rich history of excellence in portrait and figure study, is delighted to host this competition encouraging the art of contemporary portraiture.

The competition is open to the first 45 artists who register.

The Prizes are $2,500 Jack Richeson Best in Show Award, $1,000 First Prize, and $500 Second Prize.

The Portrait Painting Competition takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Fifth-floor studio of Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, 340 North 12th St., Philadelphia, PA.

Only for registered artists.  Click here to register.

New Richard Whitney Book

Published on April 23, 2019

ARC Living Master™ Richard Whitney has recently published a book titled "Advice to a Young Artist - Letters From Ives Gammell to Richard Whitney".

Ives Gammell, 20th century artist and teacher, was instrumental in preserving and reviving interest in classical realism around the world. Richard Whitney has transcribed all of Mr. Gammell's letters which provide a fascinating glimpse of his personality, his views on art and other artists, literature, music, and life in general. This 102-page book is richly illustrated with 72 reproductions of paintings by Mr. Gammell and several of his students.

To learn more about this book and to order a copy, please click here.

Russian Academic Drawing: Portrait & Figure

Published on April 23, 2019

The ARC ApprovedSM; Princeton Academy of Art will be holding a week long Russian Academic Drawing Workshop focusing on portrait and figure from May 6-10, 2019.

ARC Living Master™; Gilberto Geraldo is a Brazilian born artist who has studied at both the V.A. Surikov Institute in Moscow and the I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia. He currently lives and works in St. Petersburg, but has been traveling internationally to instruct workshops.

This workshop will provide students with a focused immersion into human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form. With emphasis on skeletal/muscle structure, overall proportions, gesture and atmosphere, students will learn both technical and expressive approaches to life drawing. From May 6th - 7th the focus will be on portraiture and May 8th - 10th figurative drawing will be taught.

For more information, please call +1(609)454-3721 or email

2019 ARC Scholarship Competition

Published on April 22, 2019

In order to bring realist art back into the mainstream of society it is imperative that young artists are properly trained. At our ARC Approved™ schools, we know these methods are still taught by some of the greatest artists alive today and the students who are the recipients of these scholarships will receive the training necessary to create great works of art and carry the knowledge to the next generation. We are scheduled to give out another large sum of $30,000 this year to students attending ARC Approved™ schools to be used for their studies.

Our competition will be held from May 1 - May 31, 2019, with results posting in August, 2019. No entry fees will be required.

Please visit our Scholarship Competition Page to find the prospectus and to view past year's results.



Major Bouguereau Work to be Sold at Sotheby's

Published on April 17, 2019

The Epoch Times has recently published an article by ARC C.O.O. and Co-Chair, Kara Lysandra Ross, about the upcoming sale of Bouguereau's "La Jeunesse de Bacchus" at Sotheby's.

"There are a few rare major masterpieces in this world that are equal to William Bouguereau’s 'La Jeunesse de Bacchus (Youth of Bacchus).' Of equal significance would be Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch' or Botticelli’s 'Primavera.' People travel from all over the world to view paintings like this in a museum, and they are rare and far between. Even rarer is for such a painting to come to auction and be available for sale. It is almost unheard of.

 'La Jeunesse de Bacchus,' which is still owned by Bouguereau’s descendants, will come to auction at Sotheby’s New York on May 14. Although normally the artist’s works are included in the sales of the most important works from the 19th century, “La Jeunesse de Bacchus” will be included in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art exhibitions starting May 3 in the newly expanded and renovated New York galleries... All students, scholars, and art enthusiasts are encouraged to come to Sotheby’s to view this masterpiece while it is on public display. Depending on who purchases the work, it could be the only time it will be available for public viewing in the foreseeable future."

To read the full article, click here

Quick Survey to Support Atelier Training

Published on April 17, 2019

If you are in support of the 21st century realist art movement, we urge you to take a few moments to complete this simple six question survey. As the Da Vinci Initiative, ARC's sister organization, is expanding its programs in support of skill-based training in the visual arts, it has become clear that it is imperative to show a general demand from the public for atelier-style training in K-12 classrooms and higher education. This survey is intended to gauge the number of people seeking technical skills and their potential interest in atelier-based degree programs.

To take the survey, please click here.


Published on April 17, 2019

Florilegium features over 45 works of painting, illustration, and sculpture, as well as botanical installation and floral design by students, alumni and instructors from the ARC Approved Grand Central Atelier. The works range from minuscule specimen illustrations to a six foot by twelve foot floral painting, and from traditional oil still lifes to living floral sculptures. Florilegium showcases each artist’s relationship with Nature, creating an immersive sensory experience. This is a show that is meant to be experienced in person, so visitors can explore the textures of life in Nature and in Art. 

The show takes place at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St, NY 11101.

For more information, please visit 

To view more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New Podcast Interview with Paul Ingbretson

Published on April 15, 2019

Emilio Longo, recently interviewed Boston School painter and foremost authority on the school's philosophy and methodology, Paul Ingbretson. Paul is also the founder of the ARC ApprovedSM Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting.  

To listen to the podcast, click here. 

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on April 11, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Hiroki Fukuda as an ARC Associate Living Master™.

Hiroki Fukuda learned the foundations of oil painting with Hiroshi Furuyoshi in 2010.

His style is influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. He often uses patterns from the arts and crafts movement and the art nouveau movement in the background of his paintings. However, the ukiyoe print is the root of his style and is always unconsciously present.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here.

10th Annual Figurativas Competition -Deadline April 30, 2019

Published on April 11, 2019

The Arts & Artists Foundation is accepting entries to the 10th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition, which will be awarding a First Place Painting Prize of up to €36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition Fund of €40,000 and a fund to be determined for the acquisition of works.

Figurativas brings together the most recent representational art creation in the contemporary art scene at an international level. The official award ceremony will take place at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona Spain on December 6th, 2019 along with the 14th ARC Salon Grand Opening and Award Ceremony.

To learn more about this competition and to enter, please click here

An American Vision - The Art of Mario Andres Robinson

Published on April 12, 2019


More than 15 works by ARC Living Master™ Mario Andres Robinson will be presented in 'An American Vision: The Art of Mario Andres Robinson'.


The exhibition runs from April 12 - May 10, 2019 at the Florence Academy of Art, 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306.


The  Opening Reception takes place on Friday, April 12th from 5-7pm. Victoria Browning Wyeth, granddaughter of iconic artist Andrew Wyeth, will begin the evening with a special presentation beginning at 5pm. Ms. Wyeth's presentation will offer rare glimpses into the life of one of America's most enigmatic artists and his influence on Mario Andres Robinson.


The event is free and open to the public.  To RSVP, please click here. 



Figure Drawing Workshop with Juliette Aristides

Published on April 11, 2019

In this workshop, hosted by ARC ApprovedSM Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art, ARC Living Master™ and best selling author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; presents them progressively; introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier tradition that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings. 
Each day will be a mixture of demonstrations, group discussions, and personal critiques.
Suitable for all levels of experience and all materials provided.
For more information about this workshop, click here.  

Beyond Language, Chinese Contemporary Realism

Published on April 10, 2019

The MEAM and TIAC Academy of Fine Arts Florence present "Beyond Language, Contemporary Chinese Realism",  an exhibition of works by Chinese artists dedicated to traditional oil painting techniques.

The exhibition aims to offer the public the opportunity to observe a representative sample of the pictorial realism that is developing in the China. In parallel to the exhibition, TIAC Academy and MEAM will host an art workshop given by the Spanish painter Golucho, one of the foremost representatives of the New Realism. Artists from different parts of China, along with artists from Israel, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Spain, and Portugal will participate in this artistic exchange.

The grand opening of the show takes place on April 11, 2019 at 8 pm at the MEAM Museum, 5 Carrer de la Barra de Ferro, Barcelona, 08003, Spain.

For more information, click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

IGOR 2019 Winter Salon Online Exhibition

Published on April 10, 2019

The International Guild of Realism is proud to present their first Winter Salon Online Exhibition. All participating artists are IGOR juried members and each has his/her own page on the IGOR website.

The jury selected 196 artworks which have been divided into eight categories.

To view the winners and finalists, please click here.

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

Published on April 9, 2019

This is the first UK exhibition of the Spanish Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's paintings outside Spain.
The exhibition runs from March 18 - July 7, 2018 at the The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit
To learn about more Events and Exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.

The International Biennial Portrait Competition 2019

Published on April 8, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master™ Arina Gordienko has been juried into The International Biennial Portrait Competition 2019. Her painting, 'Sublimation' will be exhibited among 56 portraits created by artists from around the world.
Accepted works will be on exhibit at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, 309 McClellan St, Wausau, WI 54403 from April 9 -June 29, 2019, with a reception for the artists on April 11 from 6-8pm. 
For more information, please visit .
For more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

ARC Salon Entry Period Concluded

Published on April 1, 2019

Our entry submission period for the 14th ARC Salon is now officially closed. We have had another large increase in submissions this year, receiving over 4,330 entries from 73 countries. Please check back in to the ARC website to see updates as to the jurying process. Adjudications will take place in three rounds: Finalist Selection, Winner Selection, and a special round of the top rated works specifically for Best in Show. Finalists will be announced on Friday May 10th and winners will post on June 24th, 2019. This year’s illustrious jurors include: Frederick C. Ross, Kara Lysandra Ross, Dr. Vern G. Swanson, Eric Rhoads, John Angel, Daniel Graves, Patrick Wilshire, Anthony Waichulis, Juliette Aristides, Xu Manyao, Jean Stern, Kamille Corry, Sadie Valarie, Arantzazu Martinez, Yuqi Wang, Mario Robinson, Dan Thompson, and Amanda Theis.

Stay tuned, it is sure to be another spectacular event!

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