ARC Salon Update
We have now concluded accepting entries for the 12th International ARC Salon. This year we have received 3,196 entries by over 1300 artists representing 63 countries. Adjudications will start on approximately July 18th. Finalists will be announced in late August/ early September and winners will be announced in late October/November. More information and postings will follow.
|ARC Purchase Award Announced|
String of Pearls by Tina Garrett
$7029.00 Purchase Award
|We are pleased to announce the first purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon. Tina Garret’s painting titled, String of Pearls, has now been added to the ARC Collection.
|No. 4 in Garrett’s Vintage est Nouveau series, String of Pearls, 30″ x 40″, is a an example of an evolution of all of Tina’s works celebrating strong female personalities. A homage to Jackie Warfel, the eccentric owner of the collection of vintage clothing depicted in the series, String of Pearls is in essence a portrait of Jackie’s spirit, a woman, now in her 80′s who at her heart personifies all the women depicted in the Vintage est Nouveau series, bold, confident and comfortable in her skin. String of Pearls was a top 100 finalist in Figurativas 2015 hosted by the Foundation of the Arts and Artists at the Museum of Modern Art Europe, (MEAM), and a National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society 2015 Best of America, Best Oil Painting by a Signature Artist Award winner, and the People’s Choice Award winner as well. About the purchase Garrett said, ” I could not be prouder that String of Pearls will join my painting, City Blues, in ARC’s renowned collection.”
All purchase awards will be exhibited at the live exhibition for the ARC Salon which will travel from the Salmagundi Club in New York City to the MEAM museum in Barcelona in 2017. More purchase award announcements to follow.
Posted September 23rd, 2016
|The Spectacular Second Empire, 1852-1870|
||To celebrate its 30th anniversary in autumn 2016, the Musée d’Orsay is looking at the entertainments and festivities of the Second Empire and at the different “stages” at which our modernity was invented. The exhibition’s thematic lay-out, with paintings, sculptures, photographs, architectural drawings, objets d’art and jewellery side by side, creates a portrait of this prolific and brilliant era, so rich in contradictions.
The Musée d’Orsay is located on 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France and the exhibition runs from September 27, 2016 – January 16, 2017.
|For more information, please visit our events page.
Posted September 20th, 2016
|56th Annual Exhibition – Art and the Animal Tour|
|The Society of Animal Artists, an ARC Allied Organization™ focuses on capturing wild and domestic creatures, on land, sea and air, in a wide range of media and artistic styles. In their mission to promote artistic excellence in the portrayal of animals, the SAA aims to broaden appreciation for the natural world.
| The exhibition is being held at The Houston Museum of Natural Science located on 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 running from September 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017.
Posted September 19th, 2016
|IX Preview Weekend Pop-Up Exhibition|
||Contemporary Imaginative Realist art and rarely seen fantasy works by Golden Age illustrators will be displayed during the IX Preview Weekend.
The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.
This event takes place from September 23, 2016 – 25, 2017 at the Delaware Art Museum – 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806.
For more information, please visit http://www.delart.org/exhibits/ix-preview-weekend-pop-up-show/.
Posted September 16th, 2016
||ARC Living Master™ Julio Reyes will be among the artists exhibiting drawings in the show “Drawn To Greatness”, which runs from September 17 – September 29, 2016.
The opening reception takes place on September 17th from 5 -8 p.m.
The exhibition is being held at the Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, which is located on 9426 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.
Posted September 15th, 2016
|DVI in Fine Art Connoisseur|
|An article about The Da Vinci Initiative, ARC’s sister organization, dedicated to K-12 art teachers and students, was published in the most recent, October, issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, titled “Equipping the Next Generation”.
“Although passing visual literacy from generation to generation is not a new idea, in some ways it has become art education’s countercultural movement. At its forefront is The Da Vinci Initiative (DVI), a non-profit organization working with classroom teachers nationwide.”
To purchase a copy of this issue or to subscribe to the magazine, click here.
Posted September 12th, 2016
|The Art Renewal Center will be announcing the finalists for the 12th International ARC Salon on Monday, September 12, 2016.
The prize winners and honorable mentions of the competition have not yet been chosen and will be announced the first week of November.
Posted September 9th, 2016
|ARC Select at Rehs Contemporary Galleries|
|Less than two months left until ARC Select 2016, featuring works by the winners of the Rehs Contemporary Galleries award in the 11th International ARC Salon.
Bring Thyself to Account
by Duffy Sheridan
|ARC Select is a group exhibition featuring the works of six hand-picked artists from ARC’s annual Salon. Joseph McGurl, known for his masterful plein-air landscapes which exemplify the use of light, while incorporating vigorous attention to detail. Kari Tirrell, a self-taught artist known for her quirky still lifes and mesmerizing toy jumbles. Richard Hall, a brilliant visual story-teller whose work incorporates twists of humor and whimsy. The Haitian artist Philippe Attie’s meticulously crafted figure paintings juxtaposed against a playful abstraction. Walter Rane’s investigations of the human form and the relationship with their environment and atmosphere; evoking ephemeral moments of spiritual interactions captured on canvas. Along with Duffy Sheridan, an artist whose tireless exploration has empowered him to reveal and convey the true subtleties of human expression.
|The show runs from October 22, 2016 to May 19, 2017 with the opening reception on October 22, 2016 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Posted September 2nd, 2016
|Educational Series Part II Published|
Luke Fildes (1843-1927) British
Study of a plaster cast of a sculptural fragment, 1863
|The second in a series of 15 plus articles by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times. This article focuses on the academic style of study.
“Whether in France, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, America, or anywhere in the modern world during the 1800s, the entire nature and way in which art was taught was in direct contrast to the way art was taught in the majority of schools in the twentieth century and still in most cases today…The academy method of training in the 19th century was a full time endeavor only taken on by those who were serious and wished to be artists as a full time career; it was not considered an extracurricular activity. It was a way of life and all encompassing.”
To read the full article, click here.
Posted August 31st, 2016
|One of the most prominent artists of his era, Hubert Robert is perhaps best known today as “Robert of the Ruins,” the nickname bestowed on him by the eighteenth-century philosopher, critic, and encyclopedist Denis Diderot.
Comprised of 50 paintings and 50 drawings, this exhibition is the first in more than 80 years to encompass his entire career and to survey his achievements as both a painter and a draftsman.
|The exhibition runs now through October 2, 2016 at the National Gallery of Art – 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC.
To view more on this and other events, please click here.
Posted August 30th, 2016
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Angela Mia De La Vega: Sunshine - Side view
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Angela Mia De La Vega: The Young Thinker - side view
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