Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier – August Workshops
The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier is offering a great line up of workshops with master artists Graydon Parrish, Tony Curanaj and Juliette Aristides. BACAA is also hosting open model sessions on Wednesday evenings throughout August.

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA) is located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of San Carlos. Working in the methods of the old masters, BACAA offers art classes, workshops and intensive summer programs.

For more information, please click here.

Posted July 29th, 2016

Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon
The Art Institute of Chicago has been loaned the painting “The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries” by Jacques-Louis David from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Related paintings, works on paper, and sculpture in the Art Institute’s own collection will also be on display. A rarely exhibited sketchbook of studies for another renowned Napoleonic painting by David, “The Distribution of the Eagle Standards”, will be displayed near an interactive digital reconstruction that allows visitors to turn the book’s pages.

The exhibition runs now through October 9, 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL.

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

Posted July 28th, 2016

Vicki Sullivan Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™, Vicki Sullivan, is a finalist in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize exhibition.

Rick Amor, an Australian contemporary figurative artist, has generously sponsored this $12,000 acquisitive prize for small drawings at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. In sponsoring the prize, Amor says “I hope that this prize gives people one more reason to keep drawing on paper… the most direct and intimate expression of an artist’s sensibility”.

The exhibition runs from now until October 2, 2016 and takes place at Art Gallery of Ballarat – 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat VIC 3350.

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

Posted July 27th, 2016

ARC Scholarship Competition News

Charlie by Miguel Gonzalez
Fourth Place Winner – 2015 ARC Salon
The results of the 2016 ARC Scholarship Competition will be posted on August 19, 2016.

The Art Renewal Center is dedicated to assisting talented art students continue their studies at ARC Approved Ateliers and Schools through our scholarship program.

Posted July 26th, 2016

Drawings in 24ct. Gold and Silver
ARC Living Master™ Gordon Hanley is holding an exhibition of 37 drawings in 24ct. gold and silver on paper at the Richard Randall Gallery – Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Brisbane, Australia from August 5 – 14, 2016.

He will be demonstrating his drawing techniques throughout the exhibition and all of the works on display are available for sale, with 10% going to Australian Rotary Health.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

Posted July 25th, 2016

Alphonse Mucha Retropective
The Czech illustrator Alphonse Mucha became one of the most renowned artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with his distinctive French Art Nouveau style. Characterized by soft, organic lines, seductive female subjects, and pastel colors, Mucha’s illustrations and original poster designs were readily commissioned and bought by Parisian and, later, other European patrons.

Over 250 of Mucha’s works are on exhibit through September 11, 2016 at the Complesso del Vittoriano – Via di San Pietro in Carcere, 00186, Rome, Italy.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted July 22nd, 2016

ARC Select – Rehs Contemporary Galleries
ARC is proud to announce the dates for ARC Select 2016, featuring works by the winners of the Rehs Contemporary Galleries award in the 11th International ARC Salon.

ARC Select is a group exhibition featuring the works of six hand-picked artists from ARC’s annual Salon.

The show runs from October 22, 2016 to May 19, 2017 with the opening reception on October 22, 2016 1p.m. – 6 p.m.

Posted July 21st, 2016

Real Paint: Realism at Bau-Xi Toronto
ARC Living Master™ Shaun Downey will be exhibiting five new paintings for this exhibition, which also features work by William Lazos and Chris Temple.

The exhibition takes place at the Bau-Xi Gallery – 340 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON, M5T 1G5, Canada and runs until July 30, 2016. A closing reception will be held on the same day from 2-4 pm.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted July 21st, 2016

ARCALM™ Sergio Roffo Exhibition
ARCALM™ Sergio Roffo will be exhibiting his New England coastal landscapes that have been acclaimed by the Copley Society of Boston and the American Society of Marine Artists.
There will be an opening reception of his work on Thursday, July 21st at 5pm at the North Water Gallery – 27 North Water St., Edgartown, MA 02539.

The exhibition runs until August 3, 2016.

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Posted July 20th, 2016

Visions of Antiquity in the 18th Century
Visions of Antiquity in the 18th Century brings together prints, drawings, and objects from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection that reflect the taste for all things Greek and Roman during the 18th century. The constant stream of tourists supported a booming market for printed and drawn images of Roman views, such as the etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi on view in this exhibition.

The exhibition runs from now through October 23, 2016 at the Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Posted July 18th, 2016

Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is the exclusive West Coast destination for Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. This 10,000 square foot exhibition, comprising one of the largest Vatican collections ever to tour the United States, includes an extraordinary collection of historical and religious objects, some of which date to the first century, as well as works of art by Michelangelo, Bernini, Guercino and others.

Selected by the Pope, ARC Living Master™ Igor Babailov’s life-size Vatican portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, “The Truth, The Way and The Life”, represents his papacy at the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from now through August 28, 2016 at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum – 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065.

Posted July 15th, 2016

ARC Salon Sculpture Cateogry Sponsors
The Sculpture Category in the International ARC Salon is now sponsored by Atelier Programs at Gage Academy of Art: the Magrath Sculpture Atelier and the Aristides Atelier.

The Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage Academy of Art is a multi-year, part-time Atelier designed to confer the core disciplines needed to become a practicing figurative sculptor at a high level of excellence. Led by celebrated sculptor, Michael Magrath, students learn to become adept in both traditional approaches as well as contemporary concerns in a variety of media.

Designed to be undertaken over three years, but may be taken part-time over several years, the long term goal of the Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage is to confer upon the student who completes the program a well-recognized certificate of mastery in fine art figure sculpture, and the skills and confidence needed to make sculpture at the highest level.
Learn more: GageAcademy.org/Magrath

Atelier Programs at Gage Academy of Art: The Aristides Atelier, run by world renowned artist and author Juliette Aristides and the Magrath Sculpture Atelier feature an opportunity to work and study in a stimulating, communal environment under the guidance of a master teaching artist. An intensive studio program for the serious artist-in-training, Ateliers offer a contemporary variation on the traditional teaching model of the 19th-century European academies, where dedicated art students apprenticed with a master artist. In the last two years Gage has greatly expanded its Atelier program from Classical Painting & Drawing, Contemporary Painting & Drawing and Still Life Painting to now include Figurative Sculpture, Contemporary Collage, Painting, & Drawing, and our new Core Drawing Intensive, each as vibrant and individual as the primary teaching artist. Gage Ateliers run mid-September through mid-June, and are designed as multi-year or tailored to meet the needs of the individual student.
Learn more: GageAcademy.org/Ateliers

Posted July 13th, 2016

ARC Living Master Juliette Aristides News
ARC Living Master™ Juliette Aristides has recently published a new book Lessons in Classical Painting. The new book, presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style.

She has also released a new DVD with Streamline Publishing entitled “Secrets of Classical Painting”. A copy can be ordered here.

A book launch party is set to take place on July 29, 2016 at the John Pence Gallery – 50 Post Street, San Francisco, CA in conjunction with an exhibition with Sadie Valeri and Elizabeth Zanzinger.

For more information, please click here.

To order the new book through the ARC Store, click here.

Posted July 12th, 2016

New ARC Approved™ Atelier
ARC is pleased to welcome Masters of Plein Air Academy® as an ARC Approved™ Atelier specifically for Plein Air paintings.

Santa Fe River with Water
by Edward Duarde
The modern plein air process is a testament to the artist’s skills, including the abilities to observe, measure, draw, compose, simplify, condense and render a believable, representational work of art, on site, within two or three hours. Like anything else it is next to impossible to simplify and condense without thoroughly understanding what students are simplifying and condensing. Plein air artwork has advanced significantly since the days when such works were considered mere field studies. Plein air paintings, as rendered today, are complete works of art in themselves. Masters of Plein Air Academy® is a private institution devoted to the special genre of Plein Air Painting.
To learn more, please visit their atelier page by clicking here.

Posted July 11th, 2016

ARC Salon Judges Announced
We are pleased to announce the judges for the 12th International ARC Salon. This year we will have a panel of 10 judges, 4 per category, for our 8 main categories, plus additional judges for specific awards.

To view a full list of our judges by category, click here.

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Posted July 8th, 2016

Svetlana Cameron Exhibtion
ARC Associate Living Master™ Svetlana Cameron is holding a solo show titled “Laa Tinvaal”. Included in the show is a new portrait of the President of Tynwald, Clare Christian OBE.

The exhibition is being held at the Tynwald Library located on Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PW and runs from June 28 – July 22, 2016.


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Posted July 8th, 2016

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.

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Posted July 5th, 2016

ARC Print Sale

Take 15% off of all prints in the ARC Store.

All proceeds from the prints are used to provide scholarships for students who study the techniques of the past, thereby acquiring the tools needed to create great Contemporary Realist works. They help us maintain our extensive library of news stories, features, articles, editorials, essays, technical information, ARC Living Masters Gallery™, lists of ARC Approved™ ateliers and schools, and the steadily expanding ARC Museum, with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculptures in history.

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Posted July 1st, 2016

ARC Salon Ends Today!
12th International ARC Salon

The deadline for the ARC International Salon is 12 midnight eastern standard time.

There is still time for all who wish to participate to log in and finalize their artwork submissions.

To enter the competition, please visit www.arcsalon.org.

Posted June 30th, 2016

Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Theodore Rousseau
Though his reputation was eclipsed in the early twentieth century with the triumph of Impressionism, Theodore Rousseau was one of the giants of French landscape in the second half of the nineteenth century, and his work was avidly collected for staggering sums across Europe and North America. Bringing together about seventy-five paintings and drawings, this international loan exhibition explores the astonishing technical and stylistic variety of his work, revealing him to be one of the most exciting, experimental, and affecting artists of his day.
The exhibition is being held at the Getty Center – 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and runs form June 21, 2016 – September 11, 2016.

For more information, please visit our events page.

Posted June 29th, 2016