ARC Salon in Fine Art Connoisseur
Fine Art Connoisseur is featuring the ARC Salon and exhibition in the June 2017 issue of their magazine.

The image featured on the cover, “Kick Kennedy” by Christopher Pugliese, was the winner of the Fine Art Connoisseur Award. The Fine Art Connoisseur Award was chosen by the magazine’s editor, Peter Trippi and publisher, Eric B. Rhoads.

Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints – both historical and contemporary, American and European.

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Posted May 26th, 2017

ARC Atelier Day
The Da Vinci Initiative along with the Art Renewal Center hosted its first ever Atelier Art Education Day on May 19, 2017 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

This event included free entrance to the Art Renewal Center Salon exhibit that features 83 works of contemporary realism. There were free portfolio reviews from world class atelier schools, including the Florence Academy of Art, Ani Academies, Grand Central Atelier, NYK Academy and Studio Incamminati. There were also two artist demonstrations occurring throughout the day by ARC Living Master and ARC Salon Judge, Dan Thompson, representing Studio Incamminati and Cornelia Hernes, second place drawing category winner, representing the Florence Academy of Art. Eager students enjoyed the opportunity to see world class artists drawing and painting during the demonstrations. Additionally, many high school students held engaging conversations with the atelier schools conducting the portfolio reviews throughout the day and are eager to have atelier training fit into their future educational plans. Students also received a guided tour of the ARC Salon Exhibition by Dr. Vern Swanson, and a tour of the Salmagundi Club by the clubs Chairman, Tim Newton.

The participating art educators were equally enthused, with several of them already expressing interest in bringing their student groups back for the next event.

The Da Vinci Initiative is fundraising to attend additional state educational conferences this fall. Attending state conferences allows DVI to provide professional development workshops to public school teachers in atelier training techniques and to spread general awareness about visual literacy and skill-based training in the visual arts. Make your donation today by visiting the Da Vinci Initiative donation page.

Posted May 26th, 2017

Self Portrait at Eleventh Street Arts
This exhibition celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realists from around the world. The exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representing the world’s foremost art academies including the ARC Approved™ Grand Central Atelier, The Lyme Academy, and The Florence Academy of Art.

The exhibition runs from April 20 – June 20, 2017 at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.

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

Posted May 26th, 2017

Lesson 24 in the DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 24 on rendering the forearm in the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Posted May 25th, 2017

ARC Living Master Lihaui He News
ARC Living Master™ He Lihaui has recently won an award of excellence from the Portrait Society of America. He will also be exhibiting work in an international art exhibition titled “Personal Structures- Open Borders” at the European Cultural Center in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the center of Venice -Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora- and the Giardini Marinaressa from May 13 – November 26, 2017.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 25th, 2017

ARC Salon Review in Huffpost
Brandon Kralik has written a review of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition in the Huffington Post titled “Telling Stories, the ARC Salon Exhibition 2017″.
“In this exhibition of professionals, skilled and experienced painters are telling us stories in the visual language that we have inherited, rather struggled to preserve, and there is great pleasure to be found amongst these treasures. The Art Renewal Center’s, 12th International Salon is one of the most prestigious exhibitions of Post Contemporary painting and sculpture in the world.”

To read the full article, please click here.


5th Circle by Robert Liberace
First Place Imaginative Realism Winner
12th International ARC Salon

Posted May 22nd, 2017

European Art at Sotheby’s New York

Petite Bergere by William Bouguereau
The preview for Sotheby’s May 24, 2017 New York auction of European Art is open today, May 20 and runs through Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

This is an incredible opportunity to view seldom seen masterpieces by artists such as Bouguereau, Alma-Tadema, Gérôme, Sir Alfred Munnings and Jean Béraud before they disappear into private collections.

Sotheby’s is located on 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 20th, 2017

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Barden as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™!

Elizabeth Barden is a fine artist with an established studio practice. Her work is in several collections including the permanent collection of the Australian National Portrait Gallery, in Canberra.

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here.


Dayle Jordan by Elizabeth Barden

Posted May 18th, 2017

ARC Salon Reviewed on PoetsArtists

The Whale Watcher by Duffy Sheridan
The 12th International Live ARC Salon was recently reviewed in an article by Victoria Selbach on the PoetsArtists website.

“It’s quite an ambitious undertaking to distill 3100 open call submissions into an exhibition of 82 works when juggling multiple categories through multiple jurors. Not an easy recipe for a discerning point of view. As you walk through the exhibition you can feel the tug and pull of realisms varied clans, academies, philosophies and the occasional arm wrestling with ghosts of painters past.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Posted May 18th, 2017

Grand Central Atelier 2017 Salon
This group exhibition features portraits, figures, casts, still lifes and landscapes by over 45 artists training in the core program at GCA and highlights works by several graduates.

The exhibition takes places at Eleventh Street Arts – 4606 11th Street, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101.

These events are free and open to the public and part of LIC Arts Open 2017.

The opening reception takes place on May 18, 2017 from 6-9 pm and open studies will be held on Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

Posted May 18th, 2017

New ARC Living Artist™

Clos Vougeut by Gayle
Madeira
ARC is pleased to welcome Gayle Madeira as an ARC Living Artist™.

Gayle Madeira is an award-winning artist, dancer and choreographer based in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the State University of New York, College at Purchase in dance performance and choreography and pursued a career as a professional dancer and choreographer for many years. Gayle’s artwork has been exhibited at The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Principle Gallery, The Foundation Gallery, and the New York Hall of Science among others. Her paintings are included in numerous private and institutional collections, and have appeared in various magazines, books, and films.

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted May 11th, 2017

Lesson 23 in the DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 23 on rendering the hand in the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Posted May 11th, 2017

26th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Oil Painters of America, an ARC Allied Organization™, is pleased to announce their 2017 National Exhibition and Convention. An opening reception will be held at the gallery for artists, collectors, the public and the press on Friday, May 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the awards presentation taking place during that time. ARC Living Artist™ Sivananda Nyayapathi will be among the exhibiting artists. A wide array of informative and educational seminars will be offered to OPA members and guests during the convention.
The exhibition takes place at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art – 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227 and runs from May 12 – June 24, 2017.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 9th, 2017

South African Portrait Society News
The South African Portrait Society, an ARC Allied Organization™, has recently announced the winners of their 2017 Living Portrait Master Competition.

The winning artists were selected out of a group of almost 200 artworks by approximately 100 artist. The judges included ARC Chief Operating Officer Kara Lysandra Ross and acclaimed South African artist René Snyman.

To view the winners, please click here.

Posted May 9th, 2017

Patricia Watwood News
ARC Living Master™ Patricia Watwood was recently invited by the Fox 2 Morning News show to do a segment with St. Louis Anchor John Pertzborn. She recently painted a portrait of Father Lawrence Biondi for St. Louis University, which is also discussed in the interview.

To watch the interview, please click here.

Posted May 8th, 2017

The Atelier Studio Student Show
The ARC Approved Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art is holding an exhibition of full-time student work. Enjoy and purchase prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, and sculptures of figurative, still life, landscape, and imaginative artwork created by artists and instructors of The Atelier.

The show runs from May 19 – 21, 2017 at The Atelier, 1681 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 5th, 2017

Doug Zider Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™, Doug Zider, will be displaying his painting “Sinking of the Golden Gate, 1862″ in the Copley Society’s juried show, “At Sea”.

The show will run from May 20 – July 6, 2017 and is located at 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 5th, 2017

ARC Scholarship Competition Has Begun
We will be accepting entries for the ARC Annual Scholarship Competition from May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017 where the Art Renewal Center will once again give out $30,000 in scholarships to students attending ARC Approved Schools.

The ARC Scholarship Competition is open to all students who are attending or enrolled in ARC Approved™ Ateliers.

This year scholarship applications will be received through our new online entry system.

To view the rules of the Scholarship Competition and apply, please click here.


Still Life with Roses by Moritaka Suzuki
2nd Place Winner
2016 Scholarship Competition

Posted May 3rd, 2017

Thomas Kegler Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master Tom Kegler will be exhibiting his work, “Niagra Falls” at the Castellani Art Museum located at Niagara University, NY 14109 from Sunday May 7, 2017 until January of 2018. This exhibition includes 15 plein air paintings and related studies as well as works from the Castellani Art Museum collection.
Thomas Kegler has also recently released a related dvd titled “Painting Niagra”. To learn more about the dvd, please click here.

Posted May 2nd, 2017

Jon Boe Paulsen Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™ Jon Boe Paulsen’s painting “Notorious” has been selected as a finalist in the Portrait Now! competition.

The exhibit opens to the public on May 11th at The Museum of National History Frederiksborg Castle 10, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark. The exhibit will then be displayed at the Ljungbergmuseum in Sweden.

For more information, please click here.

Posted May 1st, 2017