Posts for March, 2018

March 2018

Summer Drawing Program at the Barnes Atelier

March 29, 2018

This year, The Barnes Atelier will be breaking down their atelier drawing program process into 4 unique and intensive workshop weeks. Taking place between July 30 - August 24, 2018, each week-long workshop will focus on a particular part of the drawing curriculum that the atelier is based around.

The courses may be booked individually, or together, to fully benefit from the entire summer session. 

To learn more about this workshop, please visit

Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence

March 29, 2018

Following in the footsteps of nineteenth-century artists who celebrated the out-of-doors as a place of leisure, renewal, and inspiration, this exhibition explores horticultural developments that reshaped the landscape of France and grounded innovative movements—artistic and green—in an era that gave rise to Naturalism, Impressionism, and Art Nouveau. 

Drawn from seven curatorial departments at The Met and supplemented by a selection of private collection loans, Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence features some 150 works by more than 70 artists, spanning the late eighteenth through early twentieth century. 

To view more about this and other events, please visit our calendar.

New ARC Living Master

March 28, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Kenneth Salaz our newest ARC Living Master!
"Ken Salaz was born in 1970 in southern California and spent his youth living in numerous locations with his family including Mexico, the Southwest United States and the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky and West Virginia. As a child and teenager, he constantly drew the changing landscapes and people during his travels with his family.  After graduating from Cooper Union, Mr Salaz spent several years traveling the world, through Asia, Central and South America, and Europe painting landscapes and making copies of Masterworks at numerous museums."
To learn more and to view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Contemporary Figurative Art Competition - Portrait: Image of the Soul Competition

Published on March 27, 2018

The Arts in Rome Cultural Association, an ARC Approved Atelier, has launched a prize competition for artists, with the aim of promoting and enhancing Contemporary Figurative Art. The main prize is an artwork worth 300 euros by Vicente Romero Redondo and the exhibition of the finalists at Sala Consiliare del Primo Municipio of Roma Capitale with the Patrocinio dello stesso from Friday, May 11 to Thursday, May 17, 2018. The deadline to enter is April 14, 2018.

For more information about this competition, click here.

ARC Award Winners Interviewed by TIAC

March 23, 2018

The International Arts & Culture Group (TIAC), an ARC Allied Organization, recently interviewed Joan Coderch and Javier Malavia of Coderch and Malavia Sculptors. The sculptors won the TIAC Art Prize as well as second place in the sculpture category in the 13th International ARC Salon Competition for their work,  "Tissue of Time".

"'The Tissue of Time' is our own vision of the myth of Penelope, who awaits with ingenuity the arrival of Ulysses."

To read the full article, click here

New ARC Associate Living Master

March 22, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Robert Caldwell as an ARC Associate Living Master.

"Robert’s passion for art and nature can be seen in his highly detailed, realistic paintings and drawings.

Robert draws inspiration from familiar items. He searches for elements that are often overlooked but that provide opportunities for compelling compositions. Working from his Midlothian, Virginia, studio Robert uses photographic references complemented by field studies from regional wildlife refuges to the African bush to compose his drawings and paintings."

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

Facebook Live - Three Artists, Three Perpsectives - Tradition Embraces Technology

March 22, 2018

While a small live audience watches the demo, Facebook users around the globe are encouraged to make comments and ask questions about the painting process. Studio Incamminati faculty members Dan Thompson and Natalie Italiano moderate, taking the best questions and getting answers from the artists.

All three artists showcase the Studio Incamminati approach, but as the demo progresses, the individual style of each artist shines through showing the broad flexibility of the school's approach.

The demo takes place on March 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. DST.

To learn more, click here

3rd Venue ARC Salon Exhibition

March 21, 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce a third prominent venue for this exhibition, Sotheby's, Los Angeles, who has graciously agreed to host the ARC Salon at their prominent west coast venue. The exhibition will now travel from the Salmagundi Club, New York City, to Sotheby's, Los Angeles, to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain. We will be holding the official award ceremony for the winners of the 13th ARC Salon on the eve of the opening at the MEAM, our final 13th ARC Salon exhibition venue. We will be announcing which works will join the exhibition throughout the planning process. The exhibition is organized giving preference to winners and honorable mentions and some finalists based on availability of works. Updates and additional information about the live exhibition of the ARC Salon can be found on the Live Exhibition page.

TAFA Spring Gallery Night

March 20, 2018

Texas Academy of Figurative Art, an ARC Approved Atelier, is holding their Spring Gallery Night on March 24, 2018. Work by students and teachers will be on display.

The show is being held at 415 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

To learn more about this and other events, please visit our calendar.

New ARC Associate Living Master

March 16, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Laurence Saunois as an Associate Living Master.

"I was born near Paris, but I went regularly to spend school holidays on my grandfather's small farm in the southwest of France, in Figeac...As I child I stood in admiration of artists such as Ingres, Gericault, Durer, and Da Vinci.  I tried to reproduce their works in an instinctive way because I had never taken formal drawing lessons. I spent hours at a time drawing..."

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

Published on March 15, 2018

Rembrandt created a series of unusually meticulous drawings depicting emperors and courtiers from Mughal India. This exhibition explores 20 of the Dutch master’s careful studies of imperial Mughal portraiture and places them within a broader circuit of cross-cultural exchanges. By juxtaposing Rembrandt’s drawings with Indian paintings of similar compositions—and pairing Mughal artworks with European prints that inspired them—fascinating stories unfold about the flow of art and ideas across time and oceans.

The exhibition is being held at the J. Paul Getty Museum located on 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 and runs from 3/13 - 6/24/18.

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


ARC Associate Living Master Mary Ross Buchholz News

Published on March 14, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master Mary Ross Buchholz will be featured in the March/April issue of Art of the West magazine.

Her work will also be in The Russell Exhibition and Sale at the C.M. Russell Museum located at 400 13th Street North in Great Falls, Montana from March 15-17, 2018.

To learn more about this and other events, please visit our calendar.

ARC Master William Whitaker Passed Away at Age 75

March 13, 2018

William Whitaker, the "granddaddy of Utah artists" died on March 6, 2018, at 75.

Whitaker garnered numerous accolades for his work over the course of his career and mentored an entire generation of Utah artists.

He was designated an ARC Living Master, an AOA Master by Artists of America, and won many awards and medals from other institutions.

To read more information about William Whitaker, please visit the following link:

New ARC Living Artist

March 12, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Robbie Fitzpatrick as our newest ARC Living Artist!

"It has been a road of many curves and corners that has led me to watercolor. Along those bends, I kept turning to art...

With a 'small' nudge from my husband, I re-considered the direction of my art...There ensued a torrent of pencil drawings.  Still, wanting more and loving color, I reached for watercolor pigment, and the simplicity of black and white was transformed into the transparent colors of watercolor."

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here

ARC International Salon Interview on UNTV

March 9, 2018

UNTV, a major Philippine TV network, recently conducted an interview with artist Christian Luke Alarcon, about winning an honorable mention in the Da Vinci Initiative category of the 13th International ARC Salon. His work "Gluttony" also received 96 votes for the People's Choice Award.
To watch the interview, please click here

ARC Salon in PoetsArtists Magazine

March 8, 2018

PoetsArtists has recently published their newest issue featuring five 13th ARC Salon PoetsArtists Award winners: Nick Alm, Mary Chiaramonte, Randalf Dilla, Rose Frantzen, and Saul Martinez Rodrigues. This special issue also features a wonderful selection of original poetry and numerous artist members of PoetsArtists including some who are also 13th ARC Salon Finalists. Publisher Didi Menendez states, “This issue commemorates 10 years and is larger than our regular issues. I wanted it to be something spectacular to fit the prize.”  A digital copy of this issue may be purchased through the PoetsArtists website.



Salmagundi Centennial Exhibition and Sale 2018

Published on March 7, 2018

In 1917 the Artists and Patrons of the Salmagundi Club decided to purchase the brownstone building at 47 Fifth Avenue as their permanent home. Some of the greatest artists in American history contributed paintings to an Art Sale to help fund that original purchase. In commemoration of that 1917 Art Sale and the Building Centennial, they are having a special Exhibit & Fundraising Sale. The funds raised will contribute towards make needed improvements and upgrades to the 165 year old building.

This show will hang March 12th - 23rd, with a reception and wine tasting on March 22nd at the Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave, New York, NY.

To learn more, please visit our calendar.

ARC Associate Living Master Denise Antaya News

March 6, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master Denise Antaya recently won a finalist award for her painting “The Hideaway” in the Art Muse Competition.

Her work will also be on display in the Oil Painter's of America 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils.  The show will be held in Steamboat Springs, CO, from June 1 to September 3, 2018.

Please view our events calendar for more information about this and other events.

Test Event

Published on March 4, 2018

Test Event

For more information on the event, click here.

ARC Salon and Award Winner Nick Alm in Epoch Times

March 2, 2018

The Epoch Times, Sweden, recently published an article about Nick Alm's work in the 13th ARC International Salon Competition. Alm won second place in the Figurative category, an ARC Purchase Award, and the PoetsArtists Award for his work "Elevator".  He also won the TIAC prize for his painting "Ruset".

To read the article, please click here

People's Choice Award Results

March 1, 2018

Congratulations to Jesser Valzacchi, for his painting "Remnants of the Past in Contemporary Freedom", for winning of the first ever People's Choice Award. For the first seven days after the ARC Salon Competition results posted to the ARC website, we asked out viewership to vote for their favorite works. Each visitor was able to vote for up to ten works but could only vote once for any given work. Over 9,611 votes were cast by 2,797 individual voters. To see the full results, please click here.

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