Posts for April, 2024

April 2024

New ARC Approved Atelier - Atelier Mesones

Published on April 30, 2024

ARC is pleased to welcome Atelier Mesones as a new ARC Approved Atelier!

Atelier Mesones, located in the heart of Mexico City, has transcended its original function as a painting and drawing academy to become a renowned center for artistic production and a vital social gathering space. Founded in 2017, this atelier, true to the French sense of the word, has established itself as a place where art is not only taught but lived and breathed.

Atelier Mesones not only shapes artists with technical skills but also nurtures critical thinkers and innovative creators, preparing them to make a significant contribution to the contemporary artistic landscape and broader cultural dialogue.

To learn more, please click here.  

Image:  Detail of “Invocation in Carmine” by Remi Cárdenas

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on April 25, 2024

Congratulations to the Scottish School of Classical Art for becoming an ARC Approved Atelier!

The Scottish School of Classical Art is deeply committed to supporting students of all skill levels in achieving their artistic goals. Their program offers a range of study options, including part-time, full-time, evening, and short- and long-term courses and workshops.  By providing manageable steps and a flexible tuition schedule, the Scottish School of Classical Art empowers their students to become expert problem solvers and masters of their craft.

To learn more, click here

Image:  "By Chance" by Michael J. Doherty


Published on April 25, 2024

Metamorphosis is a solo exhibition of works by ARC Living Master Nanci France-Vaz.

Life is all about transitions from one time in life to another. Artists of any art from have dreams of becoming a master in their genre, successful in their career, and recognized to the masses. The models in the paintings are artists in music, art, and performing art  based on a moment in their life or a narrative Nanci has created from film, literature or poetry. 

The exhibition runs until May 2, 2024 at the Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ. 

To learn more, click here.   

For more events, visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Living Master

Published on April 24, 2024

Congratulations to Nanci France-Vaz for becoming a new ARC Living Master! 

Nanci France-Vaz is a modern renaissance artist that uses allegorical symbolism to create visual stories on canvas. France-Vaz draws inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite and Naturalist periods of art, poetry, and classic literature, and film. She combines her strong foundation in life painting with imaginative backgrounds fusing classical with contemporary realism.

To learn more about Nanci and to see her work, please visit her gallery on ARC.   

BACAA UK Summer Workshops

Published on April 23, 2024

Join Bay Area Classical Arts Atelier for these amazing workshops in the UK Summer of 2024 with Juliette Aristides, Carlo Russo, and Adam Miller.

Please scan the QR codes or visit the BACAA website for more information.

Learn more about BACAA’s classes and workshops at or email at   


New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on April 24, 2024

Congratulations to the Detroit Realists of Art Atelier for becoming an ARC Approved Atelier! 

The Detroit Realists of Art Atelier opened in 2022 and is the first and only classical atelier in Michigan.  Their program takes the student through the Bargue course, as well as study the nude model every day, and work through plaster casts until reaching the painting program where they start with a limited palette and work their way up to full color.   The program is based in tradition but is also designed to adapt to the needs of the student.

To learn more about The Detroit Realists of Art Atelier, please click here.  


Portrait Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Published on April 19, 2024

Led by Acclaimed Artist Milixa Morón

Discover the techniques and secrets behind creating captivating charcoal portraits that truly come to life on paper.  Students will be working from a live model.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist looking to refine your skills, this workshop offers invaluable insights and hands-on guidance to elevate your portrait drawing abilities to new heights in a step by step process and demonstration. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and master the art of charcoal portraiture with Milixa Morón.  

May 13 -16, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – MIFA, 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL.

To learn more about this workshop, please click here

18th International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition

Published on April 18, 2024

The 18th International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition had a record turnout at their opening reception on April 10th at T. H. Brennen Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. The exhibition of amazing realist art features 88 artworks by 80 IGOR members from around the world, 35 of which were in attendance at the opening night.

T. H. Brennen Fine Art is in the heart of the Scottsdale Art District, centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining.

The 18th Annual IGOR Exhibition is open now until May 1, 2024 at T.H. Brennan Fine Art, 7150 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. 

To learn more and to see all of the works in the show, please click here.   

For more events, visit the ARC Calendar.


Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists

Published on April 18, 2024

This exhibition will examine women artists’ place in the history of British landscape art, a story traditionally dominated by male artists. Starting with early depictions by female amateur artists, the exhibition will move through the 19th and 20th centuries, presenting the changing ways women have looked at the outside world, and how social, economic, cultural and environmental developments have affected that.

The artworks range from oil paintings to prints and drawings, and will be drawn from National Museums Liverpool’s collection alongside works from other institutions. They will tell a story of women artists' growing ambition and development of technique as they get more of a foothold in the art world. Some of these artists will be relatively unknown, while others are recognized as leaders and innovators of their time. 'Another View' will seek to present for the first time an overarching narrative drawing these artists together.

Another View is running from 4/20-8/18/2024 at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral CH62 5EQ, UK.

Click here for more information. 

Visit the ARC calendar for more exhibitions.

Vosler Young Artists' Studio Student Show

Published on April 17, 2024

This annual exhibition features art by our preteens and teen artists who are enrolled in our program.  The evening will feature live demonstrations with our instructors and students. Music, refreshments and food.  

Open to the public, artists' friends and families.  This is a great time to view paintings by our instructors and students' works of art.  Talk to our founders and instructors about our program.  

This is a very special evening for our students of all ages and levels.  

The exhibition takes place at the Vosler Young Artist’s Studio, 330 Pauls Drive, Brandon FL on Saturday, 4/20/24 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

To learn more, please click here

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

Adam Miller – A Journey Through the Renaissance

Published on April 12, 2024

Join renowned artist Adam Miller for an exclusive 6-day workshop that delves deep into the world of the great masters, housed within a beautiful London studio and including visits to the prestigious halls of the National Gallery.
Set in a stunning studio located in the heart of Chelsea, this workshop offers an unparalleled opportunity to study and work in an environment that evokes creativity and passion. Participants will have the unique experience of learning the techniques of the masters from a living master. The workshop runs from July 18-23, 2024. 

To learn more about this workshop, please click here.

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Caspar David Friedrich Infinite Landscapes

Published on April 12, 2024

To mark the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), the Alte Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, in cooperation with the Kupferstichkabinett, will for the very first time present a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the oeuvre of the most prominent painter of the German Romantic movement. Roughly 60 paintings and 50 drawings from Germany and abroad will be on display, including a number of world-famous, iconic works of art.

An exhibition of this kind is long overdue in Berlin, if only by virtue of the fact that the numerous acquisitions and public exhibitions that occurred in the Prussian capital played a considerable part in fostering the artist's initial renown during his own lifetime, and because the Nationalgalerie houses one of the world’s largest collections of Friedrich’s paintings.

The exhibition runs from 4/19- 8/4/24 at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Bodestraße, Berlin 10178, Germany.

To learn more, click here.  

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

Bill Farnsworth News

Published on April 11, 2024

Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master Bill Farnsworth for winning Overall First Place in the February 2024 PleinAir Salon for his painting “Looking East”.

“Every day life has a story no matter how small and deserves telling if it has the right light. The light is what makes something very special or just forgettable,” says Farnsworth.

To learn more about the winning artworks and the PleinAir Salon, please click here.  

IGOR - 18th Annual Exhibition

Published on April 10, 2024

The International Guild of Realism is proud to announce that the 18th Annual Exhibition will be held at the prestigious T. H. Brennen Fine Art in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. This exhibition of amazing realism will feature 88 artworks by 80 IGOR members from around the world!

T. H. Brennen Fine Art is in the heart of the Scottsdale Art District, a Top 5 Art Market! The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak winter/spring season.

The 18th Annual IGOR Exhibition runs from April 10- May 1, 2024 at T.H. Brennan Fine Art, 7150 E. Main Street,Scottsdale, AZ 85251.  The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening, April 11th from 7 to 9pm.

To learn more, please click here.  

For more events, visit the ARC Calendar.

Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer

Published on April 10, 2024

This exhibition features works by Dutch and Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who were exponents of the "tronie" – an intriguing painting of a head. Artists experimented with new techniques in portraying the humanity and character of a sitter through costume, lighting and expression.

The exhibition includes works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Sweerts, and more.

Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer takes place from 2/24-5/26/24 at the National Gallery of Ireland, 2 Merrion Square W, Dublin, Ireland.

Click here to learn more.

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


Learn to Draw and Paint at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Published on April 8, 2024

The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, offers the opportunity to learn drawing and painting as the Old Masters did. Whether you are a beginner looking to explore Realism in Florence or an experienced scholar looking to manifest a career, their mission is to provide the experience and skills that you need to succeed.

Students can enroll in the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, for a summer workshop, a four-week intensive portrait course, or the three-year diploma program. Each of these cover techniques instrumental to mastering Realism in drawing and painting. For example, right from the first year of studies in the Diploma Program, the Angel Academy thoroughly teaches Pictorial Composition and the Process of Designing a Painting.

Each program offers the unique experience of learning as the Old Masters did and in the heart of Florence.

The full range of programs accommodate students with any amount of experience. No portfolio or previous experience is required.

Be in touch! Tell The Angel Academy of Art, Florence your goal and they will suggest a vision for you.   


Kazuya Ushioda News

Published on April 8, 2024

Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master Kazuya Ushioda for winning First Place Painting for his work “Flowers of Hope” in the ModPortrait 2023 competition! 

This is the 11th ModPortrait competition held by Artelibre Gallery in collaboration with the “Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes”. The organizations seek to promote and disseminate Figurative Art and encourage artistic initiatives and sponsors artists.

To learn more about ModPortrait, click here

ARC SELECT: Rehs Contemporary Galleries

Published on April 1, 2024

ARC SELECT is a showcase of works by eight artists selected from the 16th International ARC Salon Competition. The exhibition, curated by Director Lance Rehs, will highlight a group of artists whose works exemplify superior technical skills and classical training while embracing contemporary themes and styles. Each artist brings a unique approach with mastery of their craft, creating a diverse and lively display of artistic talent.

Works by ARC Living Masters Tina Spratt and Greg Hildebrandt, along with Shana Levenson, Margo Selski, Allen Douglas, Christine Porter Lofaro, Mike Wimmer, and sculptures by Dan Chudzinski will be on display.

"We are thrilled to present this exceptional group of artists whose works exemplify the highest standards of artistic excellence," said co-director Alyssa Rehs. "From traditional techniques to innovative approaches, each artist offers a fresh perspective that is sure to enthrall visitors.”

All works featured in the exhibition will be available for sale, providing attendees with the opportunity to acquire pieces from some of the most talented artists working today.

Don't miss the chance to experience this exceptional exhibition of contemporary art at Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., 20 West 55th Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY from April 4 - May 3, 2024.

To learn more, click here

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

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