Posts for March, 2019

March 2019

Seeing, Creating, Progressing: Drawing and Sculpture

Published on March 29, 2019

ARC Approved AtelierSM Studio Incamminati's third annual Facebook Live broadcast, "Seeing, Creating, Progressing: Drawing and Sculpture," presents three different artists working in three different materials, all using the Studio Incamminati method.

Stephen Perkins' Relief Sculpture, Dan Thompson's Graphite Drawing and Wendy Wagner's Charcoal Drawing show how a specific material influences the contemporary realist artist in both technique and creative expression.

The special guest model is Peter Trippi, Editor in Chief, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and President, Association of Nineteenth-Century Art.

The event takes place on April 6, 2019 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on

New Article on ARC

Published on March 28, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master™, Tina Garrett, has recently published an article on ARC titled "How I Started Teaching Workshops".

"In 2011 when the publishing house that was my mainstay client filed for bankruptcy, I was in the pits of despair. Everything I had trained for as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, was evaporating. I could have never guessed that in just a few short years I would reinvent myself as a fine artist working in a new medium and create a new career for myself that would not only allow me to paint in a way I had only dared to dream of, but would also take me around the world teaching oil painting workshops and sharing my process and views on art with other artists..."

To read the article, please click here.

DVI President Podcast Interview

Published on March 27, 2019

Amanda Theis, President of the Da Vinci Initiative, was recently interviewed on Linda Riesenberg Fisler's podcast titled "All Things Creative".  In the interview, she talks about her artistic journey, ARC, and how the DVI is working with art educators to change the way art is taught in K-12 programs.

To listen to the podcast, click here.


National Sculpture Society Scholarships

Published on March 26, 2019

The National Sculpture Society is offering two scholarships for sculptors born between 1983-1998.

The SEWE Participation Scholarship is for emerging wildlife sculptors and has a deadline of April 1, 2019 for submissions.

The Richard McDermott Miller Competition offers over $8,000 in cash and prizes. The deadline to submit is April 8, 2019.

To learn more about the scholarship competitions, please click here 

Article by Kara Ross in Outdoor Painter

Published on March 25, 2019

ARC Co-Chair and C.O.O Kara Lysandra Ross recently wrote an article in Outdoor Painter Magazine.

"At ARC we are doing our best to show the world that Realist Art is a movement, full and thriving. We are not one style and one train of thought. It is the diversity of style, technique, and subject matter that appear in the ARC Salon which proves to the world that the movement exists, that we are not just a handful of artists who all think and feel the same way about what art should be..."

To read the full article, click here.

One Week Left to Enter the ARC Salon

Published on March 21, 2019

As many of you may have seen the deadline for the 14th International ARC Salon Competition was extended until 12:00 noon PST on March 31st, 2019.

Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in the largest competition in the world dedicated to 21st Century Realism.  Eleven categories cover a vast variety of styles and subject matter, including Figurative, Portraiture, Still Life, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Drawing, Sculpture, Animal Art, Plein Air Painting, and our new Fully From Life category. Works range in style from Photo Realism and Hyper Realism, to Naturalism, Classicism, and traditional and Impressionist works. Subject matter ranges from the beautiful to the bizarre and from the comedic to the profound.

To learn more and to enter visit our ARC Salon Entry Pages.

5th International NTDTV Figure Painting Competition

Published on March 19, 2019

The 5th International Figure Painting Competition is now accepting entries.

This competition seeks figurative oil paintings that depict traditional moral values and that were created using realistic artistic techniques.

Traditional realistic techniques are fundamental to fine art. It is one of the most important cultural expressions of human civilization. However, techniques themselves are not the only elements required to create fine art. An artist differs from an artisan in that an artist can use their work to positively enlighten the minds and hearts of the viewers.

The work of an artist also belongs to the society it influences. Therefore, NDTV believes that a leading artist must be aware of their mission in reviving traditional fine art today.

The deadline for registration is July 15, 2019. Finalists are exhibited November 24-30, 2019 at the Salmagundi Club (47 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003). A Gold Medal Prize of $10,000 is also offered in the competition.

For more details, please visit

Figurativas 2019 Competition Deadline April 12, 2019

Published on March 18, 2019

The Foundation of the Art and the Artists, an ARC Allied Organization, is accepting entries to the 10th International Figurativas 2019 Painting and Sculpture Competition. The deadline is April 12, 2019.

The competition offers a First Painting Prize of up to € 36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition Fund of € 40,000 and a fund to be determined for the acquisition of works.

The main mission of the Foundation is to promote and support figurative artists. Participants from more than 80 countries meet at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain every two years to attend the official opening ceremony of the exhibition of the finalist works and awarded by a jury of the highest level, mostly painters, among them artists like Antonio López García, Odd Nerdrum, Lita Cabellut, Richard Estes, Gottfried Helnwein, Nicola Samorì, Daniel Graves, Jacob Collins, Alex Kanevsky and Eduardo Naranjo.

To learn more and to enter the Figurativas 19, click here


ARC Salon Deadline Extension

Published on March 16, 2019

Thank you to those who have already submitted entries to the 14th International ARC Salon Competition. Due to an overwhelming number of requests for more time and a high volume of last-minute submissions, the deadline for the 14th International ARC Salon Competition will be extended until (12 noon PST) on March 31st, 2019. Works submitted after the original deadline will be charged an additional $5 late fee per entry to acknowledge those artists who were able to finish and submit their works by the original deadline. We are excited to receive new submissions to our competition with this extended deadline.  If you have already submitted works to the competition and would like to update your image or enter additional works, you are welcome to do so during this time period. Simply log back into your account to access your entries.

We encourage you to submit your entries as early as possible in case you encounter technical difficulties during the submission process. We will not be accepting any entries after (12 noon PST) on March 31st, 2019.

If you encounter any technical difficulties while trying to enter, please contact our Technical Lead, Iian Neill at

To access the application and learn more about the competition, visit


Galería Artelibre: "20 years, in 20x20"

Published on March 15, 2019

On the occasion of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Artelibre Gallery, led by Jose Enrique González, there will be an exhibit 160 works in 20cm x 20cm format made by over 100 figurative artists of international stature.

ARC Associate Living Masters™ Gezien van de Riet and Vicki Sullivan will be among the participating artists.

The exhibition can be seen at the Palacio Bantierra in Zaragoza, Spain from March 7 - April 5, 2019. The show will then travel to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain form July 9 - September 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit

To see more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

The Renaissance Nude

Published on March 15, 2019

This exhibition traces the development of the nude through some of the great masters of the Renaissance. Bringing together works by artists such as Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach, the Royal Academy of Arts will explore the changes in the art of this time period in a selection of exquisite works. From full-scale paintings to jewel-like illustrations, bronze statuettes to anatomical studies, they contrast idealised beauty with the ageing body, and public images with more intimate, private works.

The exhibition runs from 3/3 - 6/2/19 at the Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London, W1J 0BD, UK.

For more information, please click here

To see more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

I Observe

Published on March 14, 2019

Rehs Contemporary Gallery is holding an exhibition of international works curated by Lance Rehs and Didi Menendez called "I Observe".

Work by ARC Living Master™ Anna Wypych and ARC Associate Living Masters™ Arina Gordienko and Vicki Sullivan will be on display.

The exhibition will run from March 9 -29, 2019 at Rehs Contemporary Galleries 5 East 57th St (8th Fl), NYC.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Chiaroscuro Atelier Intensive Summer Course

Published on March 11, 2019

Chiaroscuro Atelier is offering a one month Intensive summer course running from 8/1-8/30/19. 

This four week course is a great opportunity for people to have a taste of what Chiaroscuro Atelier offers in its academic program. Students will get to do projects of all levels and techniques and create works in pencil, charcoal, sanguine, ink, silver point and oil. They will do copies as well as working from life with set ups and live models.

The classes run Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm with a one hour break for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

The course fee is $1500

Accepting registrations now!  Click here for more details. 

Only 7 Days Left to Enter

Published on March 8, 2019

We are only 1 week away from the deadline to enter the 14th International ARC Salon Competition.

Please be sure to get your entries in by end of day PST on March 15th!

When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence.

To learn more and to enter, visit the ARC Salon Entry Pages.

ARA Boston Scholarship Competition

Published on March 6, 2019

ARA Boston has extended it's deadline for it's annual scholarship competition. The scholarship awards a student their first full year of training tuition free. The Academy of Realist Art, Boston is an ARC Approved Atelier that was established in the historic leather district of Boston in 2009 by Cindy MacMillan. They have grown into a cozy medium-sized academy that prides itself on providing a nurturing environment with enthusiastic instructors that care about their students while demanding the highest standards of performance from them.

ARA Boston implements a curriculum that has been modeled after 19th century French Academies with refinements that reflect the modern world. Their instructors have studio space in the school and welcome having an open discourse about their own art and work experiences as a complement to their class instruction. 

New deadline is March 10th, 2019!

For more infomation, please visit

Canaletto and Venice

Published on March 6, 2019

‘Canaletto and Venice’ celebrates the work of Antonio Canal, also known as Canaletto, the artist whose paintings have made the city on water immortal and the lively artistic period in which his art developed.

The exhibition is housed in the sumptuous rooms of the Doge's Palace and presents a fascinating overview of the 18th century in Venice focusing in particular on Canaletto. In addition to his works, masterpieces by some of the most prominent artists in the 18th century, including Luca Carlevarijs, Pietro Longhi, Giambattista Tiepolo and Francesco Guardi will also be on view.

The exhibition runs from February 23 to June 9, 2019 at the Doge’s Palace, 52 Piazza San Marco, Venice, 30124, Italy.

For more information, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

All the Rembrandts

Published on March 5, 2019

The Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 with the exhibition, "All the Rembrandts".  The exhibition will present for the first time all 22 paintings, 60 drawings and more than 300 best examples of Rembrandt’s prints in its collection.
The Rijksmuseum contains the world’s largest collection of Rembrandt paintings, including The Night Watch, making it the most comprehensive and representative overview of Rembrandt’s art.
Due to the fragility of the many of the works, "All the Rembrandts" offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to glean an unparalleled perspective on Rembrandt the artist, the human, the storyteller, the innovator.
The exhibition runs from 2/15 - 6/10/2019 at the Rijksmuseum, 1 Museumstraat, Amsterdam, 1071, Netherlands.
For more information, please click here
For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

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