Posts for March, 2022

March 2022

Living Tradition: Students of R.H. Ives Gammell

Published on March 30, 2022

A former president of the Guild of Boston Artists, Robert Hale Ives Gammell (1893-1981) is often credited with preserving the "Classical Realist" and Boston School traditions of painting in America. Paul Ingbretson and Thomas Dunlay, former students and current teachers of the Gammell method, both stress however, "He did not teach the realism of today but rather representational painting as practiced by the great masters of the past with a view to 'largeness of intention'."

Alongside two historic works by the late master, the show will include paintings by current Guild members including ARC Living Master Richard Whitney and head of the ARC Approved Atelier, Ingbretson Studio, Paul Ingbretson. Each painter in this exhibition creates with a deep knowledge of visual relationships, and each has left or continues to leave an indelible mark on the American tradition of representational painting, demonstrating R.H. Ives Gammell's purpose of teaching "the technical means of expressing [the artist's] reaction to what he sees."

The exhibition runs from April 2 - 30, 2022 at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116.

April 2, 2022 3-5pm: Opening Reception (free and open to the public. Please RSVP)

April 23, 2022 2pm: RH Ives Gammell: A Non-painter's Perspective - A Lecture with Elizabeth Ives Hunter (free and open to the public. Please RSVP to reserve a seat.)

To learn more and RSVP, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Donatello, The Renaissance

Published on March 29, 2022

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Musei del Bargello will be hosting "Donatello, The Renaissance". This historic, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition sets out to reconstruct the outstanding career of one of the most important and influential masters of Italian art of any age, juxtaposing his work with masterpieces by other Italian Renaissance masters such as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael and Michelangelo.

Curated by Francesco Caglioti and devised as a single exhibition in two venues, Palazzo Strozzi and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, the exhibition is designed to celebrate Donatello in dialogue with institutions throughout Italy.

The exhibition runs from March 13 - July 3, 2022 at Palazzo Strozzi and Museo Nazionale del Bargello, 4 Via del Proconsolo, Florence, Italy.

For more information click here

Click here to visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on March 28, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome James Miller as a new Associate Living Master!

James Miller was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As a young student, Miller saw an exhibition with paintings from 18th century Dutch Realists at the MUN Art Gallery. The profound impact of that exhibition led Miller to pursue an education in the visual arts.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Image Shown: Symphony for the Sea by James Miller


Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

Published on March 24, 2022

The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art, located in the unique harbor setting of Duluth, MN, is a small, private studio offering classical training programs. Descended directly through the Boston Impressionists from the Great European Academic System, the continued focus of their program is to train up an individual’s level of craftsmanship in order to bring this great tradition into the 21st century.

The apprentices’ time is entirely spent in front of the easel learning to see and translate the light-filled, three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface using pencil, charcoal, and oil paint. Students will systematically work their way through the program at their own pace, eight hours a day, five days a week. Tuition primarily goes towards studio rent which students will have access to year-round. Apprentices will be challenged with increasingly more advanced and difficult assignments throughout their four years.

After over forty years of working full-time professionally in his studio, Jeffrey T. Larson (head instructor and co-founder of GLAFA) has learned that there are no “secrets of the old masters”. The only “secret” and key to success is time spent building a solid foundation along with good habits under the tutelage of the master artist with the trained eye and lots of focused, hard work.

The full-time program consists of a maximum of sixteen apprentices, with three or four being accepted each year.

To learn more, visit

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on March 23, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome Rick Delanty as an Associate Living Master!

Rick Delanty is a Californian by birth and in spirit, finding in his home state a love for nature and wonder of creation which he has continued to explore in his colorful and expressive oil and acrylic landscape paintings.

Rick has practiced his craft professionally for over forty years, painting from Big Sur to Niagara Falls, and teaching and demonstrating in a variety of venues. Delanty's paintings can be found in both museums and private collections. Feature articles concerning his work have appeared in Plein Air and Southwest Art magazines, as well as American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur. He has also recently written a book entitled "Beauty Unites Us", with foreword by Jean Stern.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here


Image shown: String of Pearls by Rick Delanty

San Diego Museum of Art - Artists Guild Spring Exhibition

Published on March 23, 2022

ARC Living Master Ann James Massey is participating in the 2022 Spring Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild.  The exhibition is online and features a variety of artwork that is for sale. 

To view the exhibition, please click here

To see more of Ann James Massey's work, please visit


New ARC Living Artist

Published on March 22, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome Zhi Li as an ARC Living Artist!

Becoming a professional artist has been Zhi Li’s dream since childhood. She was fortunate to have grown up in an artistic environment where her father was an artist. After graduating from an art and design university in Shandong, China, Zhi worked as a designer at an advertising agency, where she received a number of national and international awards. She moved to NY in 1998 and in 2017 began studying with many living masters at the Art Students League of New York. Her paintings have been collected worldwide, and with her art, she hopes to convey to the world the idea that “beauty is truth, truth is beauty".

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Image shown: Henry on Valentine's Day by Zhi Li 

Writing for the Visual Arts - Florence Academy of Art

Published on March 21, 2022

Writing for the Visual Arts
September 26 - December 9
Taught remotely from the Florence campus

November 28 - December 9
In-person option in Florence

If you would like to write with mastery about figurative art, or simply further your knowledge of art history and the history of literature about art, this course will survey figurative art throughout the ages, while examining the techniques that literature has historically used to write about art.

Starting with the Ancient Greeks and Romans, progressing on to the Medieval period, the arrival of Humanism, the rediscovery of Classical forms, the establishment of the Academies during the Renaissance, and the role of the Academies through the Early Modern period, you will learn to analyze select works by their medium, composition, subject matter, and patronage, and to place them within the greater context of the long tradition of figurative art. By studying the rhetorical techniques that literature has historically used in writing about art, you will develop your writing skills through short weekly exercises, moving step-by-step from literary strategies to the organization and construction of a solid expository essay by the end of the course.

In-person Option: Students may experience the Florence Academy from within to understand how students train to become figurative painters and sculptors, while also touring the main museums, galleries, and churches of Florence, during the final 2 weeks of class.

Click here to learn more. 


The Florence Academy of Art - Master of Arts in Studio Art - Building Skill-based Techniques for the K-12 Classroom

Published on March 17, 2022

The Florence Academy of Art is delighted to partner with Mandy Theis and School of Atelier Arts to offer this degree program. ​With its emphasis on classical methods, the course provides training in drawing and painting to art teachers seeking to use these skill-based techniques in their classrooms, and to anyone interested in learning how to make realistic artwork. Candidates are not expected to come into the program with high levels of technical skill. Instead, the program is designed to provide the knowledge and develop the skill set of candidates from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience.

The Master of Arts in Studio Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The MA program consists of 30 credits of full-time study, entirely studio-based and completed over 3 summer sessions. Each summer session is 6 weeks in duration. Students may choose to complete all 3 summer sessions in person, or attend up to 2 out of the 3 summer sessions remotely. For those who study remotely, the required in-person session may take place at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, or at the academy’s campus in Florence, Italy.

For details visit

To see a promotional video on YouTube, click here

Miano Academy of Art: Apply Now for the Fall Trimester - Spaces are Limited

Published on March 16, 2022

Miano Academy of Art is proud to present their Atelier Apprenticeship program under the direction of ARC Associate Living Master Charles Miano, designed as a 4-level program with a completely unique 2-fold course of study.

In addition to traditional long term projects such as casts, master copies, portraits and figurative works, the Atelier Apprenticeship curriculum highlights rigorous short, intermediate and long practice from the live model. This balanced approach develops hand eye coordination quickly and improves an artist's ability to see and capture life and movement dramatically while at the same time learning to finish works of art to the highest standards of excellence. An additional 5th level narrative specialization is open to Academy graduates.

Openings are limited and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. One-on-one instruction with detailed attention is provided, so students can thrive in their study no matter their entry level. Throughout the apprenticeship program, students may also attend workshops at the Academy given by visiting master artists from around the world.

For more information visit: Apprenticeship - Miano Academy of Art

TAFA Gallery Night

Published on March 17, 2022

Enjoy the works of students and faculty of the Texas Academy of Figurative Art. The Spring Salon is an exhibition of Contemporary Realist works that range from classical Old Master copies and cast drawings, to original still life painting, portrait and figurative works.

The exhibition takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 5- 9 pm at 415 S Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

To learn more, click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Living Artist

Published on March 16, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome Maegan Oberhardt as a new ARC Living Artist!

Maegan spent her early years surrounded by nature and native wildlife. This environment taught her appreciation of nature and inspired her passion for animals, which became the foundation for her artistic creativity.

Maegan uses "Fumage" or "Painting with Fire": the technique of dancing an open flame underneath paper to leave a fragile layer of soot and etching it away to reveal the artwork. This technique of using man-made fire to burn paper is a commentary on the conflict between man and nature. Maegan has created a unique style and a collection of artworks that raise awareness and provide a voice for many species at risk.

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here


Sotheby’s NY, Contemporary: Discoveries Bidding is open Now – March 16

Published on March 14, 2022

Lots start closing tomorrow, March 16 at noon. Bids are now being accepted for important works at Sotheby’s NY by Hiroshi Furuyoshi (lot 166), Christopher Remmers (lot 143), Randalf Dilla (lot 225), Vincent Figliola (lot 148), Tina Garrett (lot 109), and Adrienne Stein (lot 228) in the auction Contemporary: Discoveries. Following the success of the auction “Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works” associated to the 15th International ARC Salon Competition and Exhibition at Sotheby’s NY this past July, ARC has worked to place six masterworks created by these outstanding artists into this sale. Although most of the works have been newly created, all of the artists participating have been past winners in the International ARC Salon Competitions. The auction is open for bidding, March 4- 16th, 2022.

Image shown: Demeter by Adrienne Stein

Raphael and his School Drawing Connections

Published on March 11, 2022

Following the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael (1483–1520) in 2020, experience the Italian Renaissance master's exquisite drawings and trace his influence through the work of his pupils.

During his relatively short life, Raphael went from provincial obscurity as the son of a court artist in Urbino in central Italy, to establishing himself as the dominant painter, architect and all-round artistic designer at the Papal court in Rome.

The 29 works on display will highlight Raphael’s development as a draughtsman and show how his talented pupils – Perino del Vaga, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Giulio Romano and Giovanni Francesco Penni – continued to draw with a similar inventive and free-flowing spirit.

The exhibition runs from 2/2 - 5/15/22 at the British Museum Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom.

For more information, please click here.

For more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Madrid Academy of Art Scholarship

Published on March 11, 2022

The Madrid Academy of Art, and ARC Approved Atelier, is offering a scholarship.

The Jaizki Arteagabeitia Fund is open to any student who will be pursuing any year, semester or term of their "Double" or "Full-Time Program". Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in the “Double” or “Full Time Program”. Applicants do not need to be accepted into the Program at the time of application, but if selected for a scholarship, proof of acceptance will be required.

To learn more about the scholarship, click here

To apply, click here.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on March 8, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Zanetti as an Associate Living Master!

Australian born artist Anne-Marie Zanetti has a contemporary, expressive style combining simple, flowing elements with rich color, tone and detail. Starting her art practice later in life, Anne-Marie's work is inspired by delving into the stunning range of human emotions. She aims to illuminate the preciousness of objects and moments in time that may otherwise seem insignificant or ordinary... inviting the viewer to participate in her intimate experiences and to enjoy the intensity of her unique vision.

To view her gallery on ARC, click here

Urban Larsson Studio Exhibition and Sale

Published on March 9, 2022

ARC Associate Living Master Urban Larsson is holding a selling exhibition of recent oil paintings at his studio in Prinseneiland, Amsterdam, showing several still-lives, portraits and landscapes.

Opening hours:

Thursday March 10, 2022, 5-8 pm

March 12-13, 2022, 2-6 pm

March 19-20, 2022, 2-6 pm

or by private appointment if Covid restrictions still apply.

Click here for more information. 

To learn more about events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Bidding Now Open: Seven Realist works at Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale

Published on March 4, 2022

Bids are now being accepted for important works at Sotheby’s NY by Hiroshi Furuyoshi (lot 166), Christopher Remmers (lot 143), Evgeniy Monahov (lot 149), Randalf Dilla (lot 225), Vincent Figliola (lot 148), Tina Garrett (lot 109), and Adrienne Stein (lot 228) in the auction Contemporary: Discoveries. Following the success of the auction “Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works” associated to the 15th International ARC Salon Competition and Exhibition at Sotheby’s NY this past July, ARC has worked to place seven masterworks created by these outstanding artists into this sale. Although most of the works have been newly created, all of the artists participating have been past winners in the International ARC Salon Competitions. The auction is open for bidding, March 4- 16th, 2022.

Image Shown - "Mystic" by Tina Garrett


Solo Show: Quick to Listen - A Collection of New Works by Nathan Bertling

Published on March 2, 2022

ARC Living Artist Nathan Bertling is holding a solo exhibition titled "Quick to Listen".

"Under the noise and chaos of our current culture, this body of work began in 2019. Born from an impulse to find respite in what was quiet and close, I sought signs of life hiding among the overlooked and unseen...When the pandemic erupted in 2020, interrupting life as we knew it, my painting slowed to a halt...2021 proved to be more about apprehending what was needed and less about imposing my artistic will. The paintings now asked more of me: lengthening my patience as they slowed my hand; widening my trust as they deepened my care. As we move into the rest of 2022 and beyond, my hope is that these canvases might convey something of my gratitude for their repose – reflecting the lesson in listening they worked in me."

The exhibition runs from March 1 -12, 2022 at Dacia Gallery, 621 E 11th St, New York, NY.

To learn more, click here.

To learn about more exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.

Call for Entries: 16th International ARC Salon Competition

Published on February 28, 2022

The Art Renewal Center is now accepting entries to the 16th International ARC Salon Competition. When talking about competitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far-reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, with over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence. Categories include: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Drawing, Landscape, Still Life, Plein Air Painting, Fully From Life, Sculpture, Animals, and a special category for teens.

*Over 180 awards and honorable mentions will be given out

*Works do not need to be available for sale or for the live exhibition to compete and win.

Entries for the 16th ARC Salon will be accepted March 1, 2022 – June 16th, 2022.

To view the full list of awards and jurors and to enter the competition, visit the ARC Salon Prospectus pages.



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