Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and 21st Century Artists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for representational art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists painting, sculpting and drawing today with eleven categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the 21st Century Representational Art Movement. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to representational art.


Most Recent Blog

Mandy Theis Podcast Interview Published on 19 June, 2019

Mandy Theis, president and co-founder of The Da Vinci Initiative, was interviewed by Daniel Digriz of the Thriving Artist Podcast. The interview delves into the necessity for traditional training in the visual arts, how realism has become a counter-culture movement in art and the need to educate the public on becoming art collectors.
   
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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

Education

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

About Us

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

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June 18, 2019

Added a new image of The Promise by Henry Scott Tuke.
Added a new image of The Fisherman by Henry Scott Tuke.

June 17, 2019

Added a new image of A Basket of Roses by Henri Fantin-Latour.
Added a new image of Dahlias by Henri Fantin-Latour.
Added a new image of White Cup And Saucer by Henri Fantin-Latour.

June 14, 2019

Added Oban by James Guthrie.
Added Aoife by John Duncan.
Added a new image of In the Orangery by Charles Edward Perugini.
Added a new image of Summer by Pierre Cecile Puvis de Chavannes.
Added a new image of Iris by John Atkinson Grimshaw.
Added a new image of Pelagia and the Philammon by Arthur Hacker.
Added a new image of On The River by James Jacques Joseph Tissot.
Added a new image of A Summer Night by Albert Joseph Moore.
Added a new image of A Reader by Albert Joseph Moore.
Added a new image of An Idyll by Albert Joseph Moore.
Added a new image of Music by Edward Burne-Jones.
Added a new image of Laus Veneris by Edward Burne-Jones.
Added a new image of The Wizard by Edward Burne-Jones.
Added a new image of Sibylla Delphica by Edward Burne-Jones.
Added a new image of Saint Bride by John Duncan.

June 13, 2019

Added Clio by William Etty.
Added David by William Etty.
Added Rest by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Judgement of Paris by William Etty.
Added a new image of The Penitent Magdalen by William Etty.
Added a new image of Venus and Cupid by William Etty.
Added a new image of The Storm by William Etty.
Added a new image of A Music Party by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The First Easter by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of April Love by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Heavenly Stair by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Nativity by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Eve of Saint Agnes by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Annunciation by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Guarded Bower by Arthur Hughes.
Added a new image of The Long Engagement by Arthur Hughes.

June 12, 2019

Added a new image of Mrs Dalahaye by John Collier.
Added a new image of Portrait of a Woman by John Collier.
Added a new image of The Grand Lady by John Collier.
Added a new image of The Butterfly by John Collier.
Added a new image of Pomps and Vanities by John Collier.
Added a new image of The Land Baby by John Collier.
Added a new image of The Confession by John Collier.
Added a new image of The Kelpie by Herbert James Draper.
Added a new image of Art and the Jade by Herbert James Draper.
Added a new image of A Water Baby by Herbert James Draper.
Added a new image of Harmony by Frank Dicksee.
Added a new image of Anno Domini by Edwin Longsden Long.
Added a new image of The Chosen Five by Edwin Longsden Long.
Added a new image of An Egyptian Feast by Edwin Longsden Long.