Posts for March, 2016

March 2016

ARC Salon Gallery Awards

March 31, 2016

The ARC Salon offers exhibitions and sales at top galleries.

Arcadia Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, in cooperation with ARC will select a group of approximately 15 finalists who will be asked to supply the gallery with additional images. From those finalists, the gallery will choose 4-6 artists for a group show to be held at their gallery at Bergamot Station G-3, 2525 Michigan Ave sometime in 2017 or early 2018. All works selected for the exhibition must be available for sale.
Ar・ca・di・a: - Noun - A Mythological Greek region frequently chosen as the background setting in works of fine art. A real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity, Arcadia Contemporary has held the highest standards for 21st century realist art.
To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

The Paris Seminar: An Exhibition and Workshop Series of American Realist Painters

March 30, 2016

ARC Approved™ Laguna College of Design located on 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651 is holding an exhibition from April 1 - 14, 2016 which will include a live tandem figure painting demonstration by Adrian Gottlieb and Kate Sammons on April 8th on LCAD’s Main Campus and additional lectures, presentations and panel discussions will take place on April 9, 2016.

The LCAD artists featured in the exhibition include LCAD’s Chair of Fine Arts, Hope Railey and LCAD student and professional artist, Vanessa Rothe. Also included in the exhibition are Andrew Ameral, Ryan S. Brown, Michelle Dunaway, Adrian Gottlieb, Richard Greathouse, Michael Klein, Alan J. Lawson, Jeremy Lipking, Iliya Mirochnik, J. Judson Monroe, Kate Sammons and Aaron Westerberg.
After the exhibition closes at LCAD, The Paris Seminar will travel to New York City and open at the Salmagundi Club in New York on April 28, 2016.

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

New ARC Approved Atelier™

March 29, 2016

ARC is pleased to welcome the Magrath Sculpture Atelier as our newest ARC Approved 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 21st-century concerns in a variety of media.

To learn more, please click here.

CPAP Sponsors the Landscape Category

March 28, 2016

We are proud to introduce California Plein Air Painters (CPAP) as a sponsor for this year's Landscape Category in the 12th International ARC Salon. We are further pleased that they have helped create and will sponsor a brand new Plein Air Category for the 13th International ARC Salon slated for 2017. CPAP and ARC believe that Plein Air Painting is truly a special genre, style and technique and deserves its own recognition as a major component of the representational art movement. Artists world-wide will be invited to submit their plein air creations in this category.
CPAP was created for artists who love to paint outdoors. Their main goal is to provide a venue where plein air artists of all different skill levels can interact with each other, display their art and improve their skills in all aspects of painting. Artists can, not only display their artwork, but also participate in lively discussions ranging from professional practices to marketing. Members can also promote their own exhibits and events. Interaction between members is furthered through their chapters, groups, exhibits, workshops, paint-outs and contests that offer instruction, discussion and challenges to all of their Members.

If you would like to sponsor a category in the 12th International ARC Salon, please contact

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

ARC Salon Gallery Awards

March 24, 2016

The ARC Salon offers exhibitions and sales at top galleries. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY will select a group of approximately 15 finalists who will be asked to supply the gallery with additional images. From those finalists, the gallery will choose 4-6 artists for a group show to be held at their gallery on 57th Street in 2017 or early 2018. All works selected for the exhibition must be available for sale. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. began as a new venture stemming from Rehs Galleries, Inc., which specializes in 19th and early 20th century European works of art. Following in suit with the art world they know best, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., represents contemporary artists that create original works in a traditional style; works that demonstrate an artist's superior technical skills and classical training.

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

105th CAC Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

March 23, 2016

The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization™, will present more than 200 contemporary-traditional fine art paintings and sculpture in their 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition that runs from April 3 – 24, 2016.

During the exhibition, the California Art Club will present events and educational programs that enable art enthusiasts to learn more about traditional art forms.
To learn more about this event, please visit the CAC website.

IX Arts Sponsors the Imaginative Realist Category

March 22, 2016

Thank you to IX Arts for sponsoring the Imaginative Realist Category in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. IX Arts is dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and elevation of imaginative realism. As the organization behind the IX celebration of imaginative realism, the curation of the record-breaking AT THE EDGE: ART OF THE FANTASTIC exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum in the summer of 2012, the Visions of Never anthology and other book publications, as well as the IX Exchange website and upcoming IX Gallery, IX Arts strives to bring a broad range of approaches to bear in its efforts to increase both popular awareness and critical recognition of imaginative realism.

The IX celebration is the first, ground-breaking art show and symposium dedicated solely to imaginative realism—bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for imaginative realism and all that's encompassed in the realm of the fantastic. Beginning with the October 2016 event, the IX celebration will take place at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center in Reading, PA.

If you would like to sponsor a category in the ARC Salon, please contact

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

David Bowers Article in FAC

March 21, 2016

ARC Living Master™ David Bowers has recently had an article published in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

"I am often inspired by an image that I see and my painting materializes from that image. It will often morph into so much more."

To view the article, please click here.

12th International ARC Salon Portrait Category

March 18, 2016

This year we are introducing a new 8th category for portraiture in the ARC Salon. This important genre first thrived 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Since then it has always served as more than just a visual record and has been used to demonstrate power, importance, virtue, beauty, wealth or taste; but most importantly, portraits are intended to capture the soul of the sitter. We are proud to add this important historical genus to the ARC Salon.

To enter the ARC Salon, please click here.

11th Annual IGOR Exhibition

March 18, 2016

The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is proud to announce a call for entries for their upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition. The deadline for entries will be May 10, 2016.
This year’s exhibition will be held at the prestigious Gallery 1261 in downtown Denver, CO., from August 26 through September 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit the IGOR website.

ARCALM Mary Buchholz Exhibit

March 17, 2016

ARC Associate Living Master™ Mary Buchholz will be exhibiting in the eleventh annual signature event – Cowgirl Up! – a celebration of the West's best women artists.

The show runs from March 17 - 20, 2016 at the Desert Cabarellos Western Museum on 21 North Frontier Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390.

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

Georges de La Tour Exhibition

March 15, 2016

The Prado Museum, located on Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23 in Madrid, Spain is holding an important exhibition of the work of 17th century French artist Georges de La Tour.

This exhibition will display 30 of the 40 know works attributed to de La Tour, and include both his daytime and nocturnal paintings.

The show runs from February 23, 2016 - June 12, 2016.

For more information on this exhibit, please click here.

TAFA Gallery Night - Open Studios Exhibition

March 14, 2016

The ARC Approved™ Texas Academy of Figurative of Art is holding an open studio and will display the recent work of TAFA artists. The event takes place on March 19 from 4 - 9 pm.

The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is located on 415 South Main Street in Fort Worth, TX 76104.

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

New Addition to the ARC Store

March 11, 2016

We have just added ARC Associate Living Master™ Jane Jones book "Classic Still Life Painting" to the Artist Self-Help Books and DVDs section of the ARC Store!

The book is available through our online affiliate program with Proceeds from the sale of this book help support the Art Renewal Center.

You can access the book either by visiting the ARC Store or by clicking the image of the book in the Jane's gallery.

ARCALM™ Mary Buchholz Show

March 10, 2016

ARC Associate Living Master™ Mary Buchholz will be exhibiting her work in the 7th Annual Texas Masters Group Show.

The show is taking place at the Insight Gallery located on 214 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 and runs from March 1 -29, 2016.

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

Nature and the American Vision

March 9, 2016

Nature and the American Vision is a landmark exhibition featuring nearly fifty masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society's acclaimed collection of landscape paintings, the most revered in the country. In addition to the beauty and historic value of the paintings, the exhibition charts the emergence of the Hudson River School, considered the nation’s first original artistic movement, and includes iconic works by luminaries alongside rarely seen masterpieces. Rising to eminence during the mid-nineteenth century, this loosely knit group of painters, poets, and writers forged a self-consciously American artistic voice, one grounded in the exploration of the natural world as a resource for spiritual renewal and as an expression of cultural and national identity.
The exhibition runs from February 26 - May 8, 2016 and is being held at Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

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

ARCLM™ He Lihuai News

March 8, 2016

ARC Living Master™ He Lihuai has recently won awards in two major competitions, an Honorable Mention in the ModPortrait 2015 in Spain and third place in the Member Only Competition of the Portrait Society of America 2015.

To see more of He Lihuai’s work, please click here.

ARC Chairman Fred Ross 2015 TRAC Keynote Speech

March 4, 2016

The Keynote Address from the 2015 TRAC conference by ARC Chairman Fred Ross has just been posted to the site!

The speech, entitled "What is Fine Art and Why Realism?", provides a clear and rational definition of the nature of fine art and why only Realism is able to meet the highest and most advanced goals to which fine art aspires.

Click here to read the speech or watch the speech on YouTube!

New ARC Associate Living Master™

March 4, 2016

ARC is pleased to welcome Edward Little as our newest Associate Living Master™!

Edward Little is a professional artist and designer with over thirty five years' experience. Focusing on the dramatic effects of natural and artificial light and the resultant shadow contrasts Edward seeks to create paintings that have mood as well as a sense of time and place.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

We are now accepting entries to the 12th International ARC Salon Competition!

March 2, 2016

The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, the International ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence. Artists are welcome to enter works and can win the top awards whether or not their works are available for in-person viewing or for the live exhibition.

We are currently remodeling the entire ARC Website from the ground up to bring an easier navigation and superior user experience to our ARC visitors. The full website will be available this summer, but we are launching our new Salon entry pages and system now.

Please CLICK HERE to view the new prospectus and to enter the 12th International ARC Salon.

Any problems please write our ARC Webmaster, Iian Neill, at

ARCLM™ Marci Oleszkiewicz Show

March 1, 2016

ARC Living Master™ Marci Oleszkiewicz is holding her annual solo show titled “Kind Regards” which runs from March 10 - March 24, 2016. Over 15 new works capture the wonder of childhood and the beauty of life.

The show opens March 10th from 7-9pm at Gallery Russia in 7103 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

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

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