ARC Salon Catalog and DVD Pre-Order
The 2014-2015 ARC Salon Catalogue and Art Renewal Center Series DVD featuring Cesar Santos are available for pre-order in the ARC Store.
The 2013-2015 Catalogue features 789 color artworks, approximately 300 pages, an introduction to the ARC Salon and our first live exhibition including an essay on the top winners and their winning works.

The Art Renewal Center Series DVD – Figure Painting with Cesar Santos is produced by Streamline Art Video and will showcase master artist, Cesar Santos’s technique with a painting demonstration, an interview with the artist, and a profile of the artist’s oeuvre.

To pre-order both at a discounted rate, please click here.

Posted May 22nd, 2015

Congratulations to Max Ginsburg
ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg has recently won the Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America Painting Competition for his painting “Pat-Shirtless”.

To read the entire Fine Art Connoisseur article about the competition, please click

Posted May 21st, 2015

MEAM Competition
The MEAM is still accepting entries for their 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition, Figurativas 2015, through May 30th. The ARC Salon’s works for the live exhibit will be mounted at the same time the MEAM mounts its 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition. The MEAM competition is organized by the Foundation of the Art and the Artists, which is, along with the ARC Salon, the other most important competition for representational art. The 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition, Figurativas 2015, will run between November 17th and January 10th. The Official Awards Ceremony of ARC Salon and Figurativas 2015 winners will take place as one tremendous event on November 20th, 2015 at 19:00 hours at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona and a Forum of American and European representational artists will take place the following day on Saturday the 21st.
Registration is free. To register and find the competition rules, click here.

Posted May 20th, 2015

Congratulations to Debra Keirce
ARC Living Artist™ Debra Keirce has won Best in Show at the 2015 Prairie Winds 16th National Annual Miniature Show for her 2.5 inch high painting titled “Vanilla”.

The work will be on display at the Prairie Winds Art Center – 112 West 3rd St., Grand Island, NE 68801 from May 1- 31, 2015.

To see more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted May 19th, 2015

TRAC Conference Early Bird Registration
The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) will take place from November 1 – 4th. It is the premier international art conference focused on the philosophical underpinnings of representational art in the 21st Century. This year TRAC will explore the roots and principles of representation as they emerge after postmodernity.

TRAC provides a platform for discussion. It does not aspire to establish a single monolithic aesthetic for representational art, but seeks to identify commonalities, to help to understand the unique possibilities of representational art, and perhaps provide some illumination about future directions.

To learn more and to register to attend, please click here.

Posted May 18th, 2015

ARC Living Master™ Robert Liberace Show
ARC Living Master™ Robert Liberace will be having a dual exhibit with Theresa Oaxaca.

The show runs from May 12 – June 2, 2015 at the Principal Gallery on 208 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

There will be two in-gallery demo nights along with the exhibition of new works. Both Teresa and Robert are to paint alla prima portraits from a live model.

Teresa’s live demo will be held at Principle Gallery on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Robert’s live demo at Principle Gallery will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM, featuring E. Hunt Burke, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Burke & Herbert Bank as model.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 15th, 2015

James Van Fossan Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™ James Van Fossan will be making a grand debut of his painting entitled, Drama Magnifico, which will be accompanied with an original score written and performed by Van Fossan himself.
The exhibition, “Realism in the Raw”, will showcase works by Van Fossan and New York-based artists Brandon Soloff and Jennifer Gennari. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, May 14 from 6pm – 10pm. An additional public reception will be held Saturday, May 16 from 6 to 10pm.

The exhibition will take place at 9 Great Jones Street in New York City. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served to all the guests attending.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 14th, 2015

Cesar Santos Exhibit
ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos will be displaying his work at Art Miami-New York Pier94 12th Avenue at 55th Street New York, NY 10019.

His work will be on display form May 14th to the 17th at the Waltman Ortega Fine Arts booth #B3.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 13th, 2015

Congratulations to Sergio Roffo
ARC Associate Living Master™ Sergio Roffo has recently won the Award of Merit in the Annual Juried Exhibition held by the Guild of Boston Artists.

The exhibition of works opened May 9th and will continue through June 6th , 2015 at The Guild of Boston Artists located on 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.

For more information , please click here.

Posted May 12th, 2015

ARC Salon Update
The winners of the 2014-2015 International ARC Salon will be announced on May 18, 2015.

This year ARC has more competitors and more outstanding works to be shown than ever before.

Please visit us next week to view the final results of our 11th annual competition.

To preorder the 2014/2015 international ARC Salon catalogue, please click here. The price will increase once winners are announced.

Posted May 11th, 2015

ARC Scholarship Competition Reminder
The 15th Annual ARC Scholarship Competition has begun!

2013 ARC Scholarship Competition
Fourth Place Winner
The Kettle by Jake Posey
At ARC, we believe the ARC Scholarship Competition is one of the most important programs we offer. ARC scholarships have been helping some of the most talented emerging realist artists in the world continue their studies at ARC Approved Atelier and Academy Schools™.

Entries will be accepted May 1 – 31, 2015.

For complete competition rules, please click here to visit the scholarship application page.

For general scholarship questions, please visit our Scholarship FAQ page by clicking here.

Posted May 8th, 2015

IGOR Masterworks Museum Exhibition and Competition
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is holding an exhibition scheduled from May 19 – July 26, 2015 at the prestigious R.W. Norton Art Gallery in 4747 Creswell Ave Shreveport, Louisiana.

This will be an IGOR members-only exhibition with an emphasis on museum-quality artwork. Among the artists exhibiting are ARC Living Masters™ David Bowers, Ardith Starostka, and Vala Ola and ARC Associate Living Masters™ Don Clapper, Ed Copley, and Sivananda Nyayapathi.

For more information about this and other events, please visit our Exhibition page.

Girl with Pearl Earrings by Vala Ola

Posted May 7th, 2015

New ARC Approved Atelier™
We are happy to announce the addition of a new ARC Approved Atelier™.

Wrapped Silver Goblet by
Instructor Sadie Valeri
The Sadie Valeri Atelier offers art classes in traditional realistic painting and drawing techniques, both Online and at their beautiful San Francisco studio. The Atelier offers the opportunity for both Part Time and Full Time study, including a discounted-tuition scholarship program. Workshops with nationally known guest artists, and short term, full time Intensives for students who want an immersive experience are also offered at the atelier.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Chiaroscuro Studio Workshop
ARC Approved™ Chiaroscuro Studio is hosting a Figure Sculpture Workshop with award winning artist Alicia Ponzio.

The 5 day intensive workshop runs from July 8-12, 2015 from 9:30 – 4:30pm.

Limited to 10 people. Fee: $700. To secure your place a deposit of $200 is required at least a month in a half in advance.

For more information, please click here.

First Place Sculpture
2011-2012 ARC International Salon
Alicia Ponzio – The Lingering Shadows

Posted May 5th, 2015

New ARC Living Master™
We are pleased to welcome Shane Wolf as our newest ARC Living Master™.

Educated in the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, in Florence, Shane Wolf (originally from Cincinnati) attended the prestigious Angel Academy of Art to pursue intensive studies of traditional, academic drawing and painting. Beginning his studies as an auspicious student in 2005, he later became one of the Academy’s professors of drawing and painting for his remaining 2 years.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Image Shown: Soumission by Shane Wolf

Posted May 4th, 2015

New ARC Living Artist™
ARC is pleased to welcome Elaine Hahn as an ARC Living Artist™!

Cinque Terra by Elaine Hahn
Elaine Hahn is a Signature member of the American Women Artists, the American Society of Marine Artists, the Paint America Association Signature Society, and the Florida Plein Air Society. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the International Guild of Realism, and is a Signature member of the American Watercolor and the National Watercolor Societies. Her paintings have achieved prominence through acceptance and awards in major national juried exhibitions.
To view her new gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted May 1st, 2015

TAFA Panel Discussion
The Texas Academy of Figurative Art will be hosting a free educational event this weekend at TAFA Studios & Gallery, 415 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

On May 1st, 6:30 to 8 pm, there will be a panel discussion about Contemporary Figurative Art Education. Dr. C.D. Dickerson, Curator of European Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Ron Cheek, TAFA Director, and John Hartley, Artist & Professor of Fine Art; Tarrant County College will be the panel speakers.

TAFA will also have a figure drawing workshop called Overview of the Academic Approach on Saturday May 2nd, 10 am to 3 pm.

Both of these events are free and open to the public. Reservations are required to ensure a seat.

To learn more, please visit the TAFA blog by click here.

To reserve your seat, email:

Posted April 30th, 2015

John Pototschnik Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™ John Pototschnik will be holding his first solo show at the Southwest Gallery – 4500 Sigma Rd. Dallas, Texas Dallas, TX.

The exhibition runs from May 1 – 31, 2015 with the opening reception being held May 9th from 1 to 5 pm.

Over 30 paintings will be on display.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted April 29th, 2015

Benjamin-Constant Exhibition
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is holding the first Canadian exhibition on Orientalism. Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism -From Spain to Morocco unveils the forgotten figure of a master of the genre, Benjamin-Constant.

Following in the footsteps of artists like Delacroix, the painter’s Orientalism is similar to that of Henri Regnault, Mariano Fortuny, Georges Clairin and Jean-Paul Laurens, who also figure largely in the exhibition.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is located on 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the show runs until May 31, 2015.

For more information, please visit our events page.

Head of a Moor by Benjamin-Constant

Posted April 28th, 2015

Jacob Collins Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Jacob Collins will be having a one man show at the Adelson Galleries, The Crown Building, 730 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY from April 28 – May 30, 2015.

To view more on this and other exhbitions, please click here.

Posted April 28th, 2015