Posts for May, 2016

May 2016

MEAM Video from the 11th International ARC Salon

May 31, 2016

The MEAM has published a video commemorating the exhibit of the ARC Salon and Figurativas Competitions from this past winter. Entries for the current ARC Salon are being accepted from now until June 15th. Once again many of the ARC winners and finalists will be exhibited at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain in the Fall of 2017.
To view the video, click here.

To enter the ARC Salon or to read the prospectus, click here.

ARC Salon Salmagundi Video

May 27, 2016

We are happy to publish this video of the 11th ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, New York City, produced by ARC Living Master™, Thomas Kegler. Entries for the current ARC Salon are being accepted from now until June 15th. Once again many of the ARC Salon winners and finalists will be exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, NYC in the Spring/Summer of 2017.
To view the video, click here.

To enter the ARC Salon or to read the prospectus, click here.

Sotheby's 19th Century Art Auction Results

May 26, 2016

Bois de Boulogne by Jean Beraud
The Sotheby's New York auction of 19th Century European Art which took place on May 18, 2016, concluded with a strong total of $14.3 million, and the highest percentage of lots sold in this category in over a decade. Property formerly from the Collection of Margaret Thompson Biddle soared past presale estimates and achieved a total of $4.9 million, including Jean Béraud's Bois de Boulogne, which sold for more than double its high estimate for an impressive sum of $1.8 million.

To see the total results of the auction, please click here.

Reflective Illusions: Depicting Silver and Glass

May 25, 2016

ARC Associate Living Master™ Jane Jones will be among the artists exhibiting in this invitational national exhibition featuring art displaying mastery of the illusionary properties of glass and silver.

Reflective Illusions: Depicting Silver and Glass will run from April 16 - June 11, 2016 at the Alden B Dow Museum of Science and Art - 1801 W. St. Andrews Midland, Michigan.

Ethereal Choir by Jane Jones
To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

ARC Salon in Spanish and Chinese

May 24, 2016

The Art Renewal Center would like to announce the addition of the ARC Salon entry pages in Spanish and Chinese. We hope this addition will make it easier for artists around the world to enter the ARC Salon. To change the language setting, please choose from the drop down menu for language in the upper right hand corner of the ARC Salon entry pages at The deadline is June 15, 2016.

New Technical Article on ARC

May 23, 2016

Eric Bossik, author of the ebook How To Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters - A Step by Step Guide, has recently contributed a technical article to ARC.

How to Create a Classical Still Life in Pastel is a simple step by step guide to rendering realistic artwork in pastel.
To view this article on ARC, please click here.

ARC Scholarship Competition

May 20, 2016

The ARC Annual Scholarship Competition is more than half over, but there is still plenty of time for students to submit their works before the end date of May 31, 2016!

The Scholarship Competition is one of the most important programs offered by the Art Renewal Center. Our ARC Approved™ Ateliers are providing training for dedicated artists, passing down the accumulated artistic knowledge and methods developed over several centuries, which enable great works of art to be created today and in the future.

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

To view our ARC Approved™ Atelier list, please click here.

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

Mary with Birds
by Aidan Barker-Hill
2014 Scholarship Competition
2nd Place Winner

New ARC Approved Atelier™ Ani Art Academy America

May 19, 2016

ARC Approved™ Ani Art Academy Waichulis has recently opened a new branch of the school.

Ani Art Academy America, located in Red Bank, NJ provides cost-free comprehensive art education to disabled veterans. Ani American is committed to empowering those that have sacrificed so much defending freedom and justice. The Academy believes that a fine arts education can be a life changing improvement that will help Veterans develop a rewarding career in which they can take great pride.

To learn more about Ani Art Academy America as well as all of the Ani Art Academies branches and programs, please click here.

Turner's Whaling Pictures

May 18, 2016

This focus exhibition is the first to unite the series of four whaling scenes made by Joseph Mallord William Turner near the end of his career. The quartet of paintings—comprising The Met's Whalers and its three companions in the Tate, London—were among the last seascapes exhibited by Turner, for whom marine subjects were a creative mainstay.
The show runs from May 10 - August 7, 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) New York, NY.

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

Major 19th Century European Art Auction at Sotheby's New York

May 17, 2016

From the fashionable and bohemian streets of Belle Époque Paris to the fields of Barbizon, and the sights of Venice to the verdant English countryside, Sotheby’s New York auction of 19th Century European Art offers extraordinary views of the era by its most celebrated artists. Highlighted by a superb group of paintings by Jean Béraud, unseen for over fifty years, this diverse sale also includes important works by Bouguereau, Breton, Boldini, Bastien-Lepage and Millet among many others.

The pre-sale is on view today May 17th 10am - 5pm and the sale takes place on May 18, 2016.

To view the auction online, please click here.

Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print

May 16, 2016

In the last decade of his life, acclaimed painter Anthony van Dyck began a printmaking project that would change the conventions of portraiture called the Iconography. Presenting several etchings from the Iconography, on view for the first time in nearly 90 years, together with works by various artists from the 16th through the 20th century, this exhibition examines Van Dyck's lasting influence on the evolution of the portrait print and its significance as a distinct genre.

The exhibition runs from May 1 - August 7, 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago located on 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
For more information about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Chiarscuro Studio of Art Show

May 13, 2016

The ARC Approved Atelier™ Chiaroscuro Studio of Art is holding an exhibition of teacher and student work at the Miami Dade College West Gallery - West Campus, 3800 NW 115 Ave, Doral, FL.

The opening reception takes place on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 7 - 9 p.m..

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

Charles Gleyre - The Reformed Romantic

May 12, 2016

France has never before devoted a solo exhibition to Charles Gleyre. He was a major figure in academy painting in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. Fresh interpretations of his work, including first and foremost the psychoanalytical analysis published by Michel Thevoz in 1980, have uncovered the fascinating contradictions of both the artist and his work.
The exhibition opened on May 10 and will end on September 11, 2016 at the Musee D'Orsay - 1 Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France.

For more information, please visit our events page.

"Nelson Shanks: His Vision in Our Hands" A special event looks to the future

May 11, 2016

Studio Incamminati's signature support event, "Nelson Shanks: His Vision in Our Hands," brought hundreds to the iconic Ballroom at the Ben for a celebration of the school's accomplishments and glimpse of things to come.

To read more about this event, please click here.

Angel Academy Sponsors ARC Salon

May 10, 2016

Founded in 1997, the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, is considered one of the best of the 21st-century academies and ateliers that specialize in the teaching of representational painting. Most of the artists who have graduated from its full-time three-year program have gone on to become successful professional artists, and several are now Living Masters in the ARC’s Living Masters list. The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, is proud to sponsor the Still-Life Category in the immensely important International ARC Annual Salon.
The Angel Academy uses sight-size to teach basic rendering skills—drawing and painting from the plaster cast and from still life—but uses the 19th-century academy method of comparative measurement when instructing from the live figure model. This teaches the student to interpret the model for artistic expression, increasing the viewer's emotional response, while maintaining the illusion of Naturalism. This is done through a thorough understanding of human structure, proportion and gesture; gesture and composition are explained in the lectures and emphasized in the students' third year of study.

The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, is recognized by the ARC Approved Ateliers and the Regione Toscana branch of the Italian government.

Florence Academy Sponsors Figurative Category

May 6, 2016

The Florence Academy of Art, one of the Art Renewal Center's first approved schools, has been advancing the training and techniques of classical painting and sculpture for 25 years. It has formed many skillful artists who are important members of the Realist Art movement of the 21st century. The Florence Academy recognizes the importance of the ARC Salon as an international showcase for classically trained artists, in particular now as the exhibition expands to a live venue. Through its sponsorship of the Figurative Category, the Florence Academy hopes to help ARC continue to cultivate the global audience of students, artists and patrons.

Students who apply to The Florence Academy of Art seek the language used by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Titian, and the tools to convey their ideas with confidence through the oil or clay mediums. A common visual aesthetic draws them to the classical world (and its renaissance in Florence) to build an artistic vocabulary where beauty and humanity are intrinsic to art. To accomplish this, the Florence Academy’s methodology combines intense observation with advanced craft skills. The Florence Academy of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as an undergraduate certificate program. With three locations in the US and Europe, they encourage their students to take the opportunity to study in Florence, Sweden or New York.

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.

Russia and the Arts

May 5, 2016

Russia and the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see masterpieces from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The exhibition focuses on the great writers, artists, actors, composers and patrons whose achievements helped develop an extraordinary and rich cultural scene in Russia between 1867 and 1914.

The exhibition will be on display in the National Portrait Gallery - St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, UK from March 17 - June 26, 2016.

For more information, please visit our events page.

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

May 4, 2016

The New York Botanical Gardens, located located off Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W), New York, NY will be celebrating American Impressionism with several events from May 14 - September 11, 2016.
ARC Living Master™ James Gurney will be the Artist in Residence at the New York Botanical Gardens. He will be painting in plein-air, rain or shine on May 14, June 4, 5th and 19th. On June 19th, a plein-air invitational day with leading artists like Ricky Mujica, Garin Baker, and others, will take place.

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

Florence Academy of Art Lecture Series

May 3, 2016

The Florence Academy of Art is presenting a series of lectures that are free and open to the general public.
On Friday May 6, 2016, Fine Art Connoisseur editor, historian and curator, Peter Trippi, will be giving a lecture and on May 13, 2016, ARC Associate Living Master, Richard T. Scott, will be presenting a lecture.

The lectures begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place at the Florence Academy of Art, US, located on 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07036.

For more information, please contact Alexa Marino at

New ARC Associate Living Master™

May 2, 2016

ARC is pleased to welcome Doug Zider as our newest Associate Living Master™!

"I live a stone's throw from the water of The Great South Bay. The bay itself runs along the southern coast of central Long Island to western Suffolk County with the barrier islands as its only source of protection from the wide open sea.
As an islander and boater my whole life, the bay has always been my source of play, work, and peace of mind. It is a delicate environment always changing, always giving up something new to see, a true natural resource. It is with great pleasure I study and paint what has been given to us."

To view Doug's gallery on ARC, please click here.

Island Horizon by Doug Zider

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