Posts for August, 2022

August 2022

Winslow Homer: Force of Nature

Published on August 31, 2022

For the first time in the UK, an overview of the work of Winslow Homer will be presented. Homer confronted the leading issues facing the United States and its relationship with both Europe and the Caribbean world in the final decades of the 19th century. From his sketches of battle and camp life, to dazzling tropical views and darker restless seascapes, the works reflect Homer’s interest in the pressing issues of his time; conflict, race, and the relationship between humankind and the environment – issues still relevant for us today.

The exhibition runs from September 10 - January 8, 2023 at the National Gallery of Art, Trafalgar Sq, London, UK.

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For more exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.

ARC Scholarship Competition

Published on August 30, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 22nd ARC Scholarship will be posted to the ARC website on Friday, September 2, 2022.

The ARC Scholarship Competition is devoted to supporting students attending ARC Approved Schools, whose works reflect the concept of traditional and contemporary realism.

Please be sure to visit the ARC Scholarship page to see the results.


Image - 2nd place 21st ARC Scholarship Winner Chantal Boso


2022 New England Regional Juried Exhibition

Published on August 26, 2022

The Guild of Boston Artists is proud to present this year's New England Regional Juried Exhibition at it's gallery on 162 Newbury St, Boston, MA from September 3 - October 1, 2022.

Each year, the exhibition provides a significant opportunity for talented New England artists working in the realist tradition to exhibit their work and compete for prestigious awards. Bringing together the work of promising students, emerging and early career artists, as well as pieces from established professionals, the show is a celebration of the wealth of skill and breadth of vision in representational art across the region.

The Guild will host an Award Winners Panel Discussion on September 17th to provide the public with a chance to hear from the artists themselves. Attendees will have their opportunity to ask questions about the paintings on display and about the creative process.

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Studio Simi

Published on August 25, 2022

This exhibition is a tribute to Signorina Nerina Simi. Works by former Studio Simi students will be exhibited in Villa Bertelli, Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 200, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, 55042 Italy from September 3 -25, 2022.

Among the participating artists are ARC Living Masters Michael John Angel, Joke Frima, and Daniel Graves and ARC Associate Living Master Charles Kapsner.

There are also works by Nerina and Filadelfo Simi on display.

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In Dialogue with Nature From Friedrich, Monet, Van Gogh to Richter

Published on August 18, 2022

To commemorate the post-renovation reopening of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, and in collaboration with the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, this exhibition traces the development of modern art born out of the dialogue between nature and humankind.The transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries was accompanied by rapid modernization in many fields: industry, society, science. Artists, looking at nature with new knowledge and an altered gaze, created a diverse range of works in response to this always fertile source of inspiration.Works spanning from German Romanticism to the art of the twentieth century will be exhibited. At a time when the relationship between nature and humankind is undergoing profound reassessment, it is hoped that the artworks on display may lead visitors to a creative and heartfelt dialogue with the natural world.

The exhibition runs from June 4 - September 11, 2022 at the National Museum of Western Art, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0007, Japan.

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For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar

Aristides Atelier - On-line

Published on August 17, 2022

Juliette Aristides teaches the classical methods in her online intensive atelier. 

Start your art training this Fall! The Atelier program is a sequential curriculum led with live instruction by Juliette Aristides. Over the course of an academic year you will hone your skills and gain a rich understanding of art within a small community.

Students have a rigorous and supportive environment that alternates between demonstrations, lectures, projects and discussions. The on-line studio is an innovative platform with many additional resources such as a student gallery, readings and videos. There are a limited number of spots available and beginners are welcome.

To find out more about this outstanding program visit:

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Kennedy Prize

Published on August 15, 2022

Congratulations to ARC Living Master℠ Vicki Sullivan, and Associate Living Masters℠ Jaq Grantford, Elizabeth Barden, and Anne-Marie Zanetti for being selected as finalists in the Kennedy Prize.

The Kennedy Prize is an annual Australian art award of $25,000 for ‘beauty’. The prize, offered by the Kennedy Arts Foundation, is based and exhibited in Adelaide but open to Australian artists nationwide, and is awarded to works that embody, comment on or celebrate beauty.

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The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler

Published on August 12, 2022

Joanna Hiffernan’s close professional and personal relationship with artist James McNeill Whistler lasted more than two decades—yet who was she? She is featured in numerous works by Whistler, including his three famous “Symphony in White” paintings, which are being shown together for the first time in the United States.

While the intriguing “woman in white” has inspired artists from the Victorian era to today, little has been shared about Hiffernan and her influential role in Whistler’s life and work—until now.

On view from July 3 - October 10, 2022 at the National Gallery of Art, 6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC.

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Writing for the Visual Arts - Florence Academy of Art

Published on August 11, 2022

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.

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Walter Sickert

Published on August 9, 2022

The first major retrospective of Sickert at Tate in over 60 years, this exhibition explores how he had an often radical, distinctive approach to setting and subject matter. From working off detailed sketches to taking inspiration from news photography, these were the tools he used to depict his vision of everyday life.

The exhibition runs from April 28 - September 18, 2022 at the Tate, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.

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To see more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

The Heartbeat of Nature

Published on August 5, 2022

This exhibition explores the importance of nature in Catalan art. With a focus on the 19th century Romantic Movement which was spreading throughout Europe at that time, a selection of about 80 works, mainly drawings, complemented by a group of paintings and material from artists' albums will be on display.

The exhibition takes place at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain and runs from May 20 - September 11, 2022.

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Turner - Light is Color

Published on August 4, 2022

For the English Romantic painter, watercolorist and printmaker, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), the elements of nature are abstract forces, with their own symbolism and meaning. This exhibition explores his fascination with meteorological and atmospheric phenomena, from the beginnings of his work in the 1790s to the late 1840s.

The exhibition is located at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain and runs from May 20 - September 11, 2022.

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

Vive le Pastel! Pastel Painting from Vivien to La Tour

Published on August 3, 2022

Pastels enjoyed considerable popularity in the 18th century when many works were created, especially in France. But what are the reasons behind the technique’s blossom at the time, what advantages did pastels have over oil paintings, who had their portraits painted in pastel – and how exactly were pastels created?

The focus is on the collections’ own holdings, in which such important names as Joseph Vivien, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Rosalba Carriera and Jean-Étienne Liotard are represented with individual works. In addition, some rarely displayed works by anonymous artists, as well as a few selected loans will also be exhibited. This unique combination of works makes it possible to compare artists and their approaches and invites visitors to discover the variety of different effects realized in these works.

The exhibition runs from May 5 - October 23, 2022 at the Alte Pinakothek, 27 Barer Str., Munich 80799, Germany.

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Debra Keirce News

Published on August 2, 2022

ARC Associate Living Master℠ Debra Keirce won Best in Show for her painting "Nurdles and Ghost Nets and Flotsam" (Clean Up in Hawaii) in the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program.

Thirty-eight works by 27 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) will be on view at Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York, NY, United States, New York, from July 19 through September 12, 2022. These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Subjects, to name but a few, include dramatic search and rescues, marine environmental protection, patrols and homeland security missions and grueling training exercises that make the Coast Guard Semper Paratus—Always Ready.

For more information, please click here.

For more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

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