Posts for March, 2021

March 2021

Katsu Nakajima Solo Exhibition - Draw A Boundary

Published on March 30, 2021

ARC Living Master Katsu Nakajima is holding a solo exhibition for the first time in 5 years.

This solo exhibition was originally scheduled to be held in July last year. It is composed mainly of works from the past 5 years including drawings, figure and landscape paintings.

The exhibition takes place at the Bunshun Gallery, 3-23 bunngeisynjyu nisikann F1, Kioicho, Chiyodaku, Japan from April 4 - 11, 2021.

To learn more, please click here. 

For more information, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Night of Artists

Published on March 26, 2021

To mark the 20th anniversary of the event that sparked the museum’s creation, the Briscoe Western Art Museum is expanding its signature exhibition and sale with a first: a hybrid event that includes online and in-person celebrations. One of the premier Western Art events in the world, Night of Artists includes the viewing and sale of nearly 300 new works of painting, sculpture and mixed media by over 75 of today’s leading contemporary Western artists.

ARC Associate Living Masters Mary Ross Buccholz and Xiang Zhang are among the participating artists.

"Night of Artists" runs from March 28 - May 9, 2021 at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

For more information, please click here.

Visit the ARC Calendar for more exhibitions and events.

Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism

Published on March 25, 2021

“Extra Ordinary” surveys a range of American artists who embraced realism, representation and classical artistic techniques in the face of the rising tide of abstraction at mid-century. Through sharp focus, suggestive ambiguity and an uncanny assemblage of ordinary things, their works not only show that the extraordinary is possible, but also conjure the strangeness and wonder of everyday life.

The exhibition runs from February 27 - June 13, 2021 at the Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St, Athens GA 30602

To learn more about this exhibition, click here

To view more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

The Florence Academy of Art announces its new Master of Arts in Studio Art

Published on March 24, 2021

Building Skill-based Techniques for the K-12 Classroom

The Master of Arts in Studio Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The MA program consists of 30 credits of full-time study, entirely studio-based and completed over 3 summer sessions. Each summer session is 6 weeks in duration. Students may choose to complete all 3 summer sessions in person, or attend up to 2 out of the 3 summer sessions remotely. For those who study remotely, the required in-person session may take place at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, or at the academy’s campus in Florence, Italy.

The Florence Academy of Art is delighted to partner with Mandy Theis and School of Atelier Arts to offer this degree program. ​With its emphasis on classical methods, the course provides training in drawing and painting to art teachers seeking to use these skill-based techniques in their classrooms, and to anyone interested in learning how to make realistic artwork. Candidates are not expected to come into the program with high levels of technical skill. Instead, the program is designed to provide the knowledge and develop the skill set of candidates from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience.

For details, click here

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International Guild of Realism Spring Salon Online Exhibition

Published on March 23, 2021

This exhibition is a virtual juried exhibition. Among the participating artists are ARC Living Artists Gulay Berryman, Robbie Fitzpatrick, and Edi Matsumoto, ARC Associate Living Masters Lee Alban, Matthew Bird, Debra Keice, Linda Mann, John Rowe, and John Whytock will also be participating.

To view the results, please click here

For more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.


Designing Faces

Published on March 19, 2021

In this workshop at ARC Approved MIFA, the artist Brett Harvey - @brett_f_harvey will explain how to design dynamic and expressive portraits using theories of structural anatomy. Over the course of the workshop, participants will work from life in water based clay on a multiple portraits. Artists will be challenged to merge abstract ideas about geometry with naturalistic ideas about anatomy. This is aimed not just toward sculptors, but anyone looking to strengthen their understanding of the human head and face.

The workshop costs $850 and materials are included (clay and armature)

Classes run 5 days - 6 hours each day from 4/12 - 4/16/21 at MIFA, 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL.

To learn more about this workshop, click here

ARA Boston Scholarship

Published on March 19, 2021

ARC Approved Academy of Realist Art, Boston is accepting entries for it's scholarship opportunity. One lucky student will attend the 2021-2022 academic year tuition free! ARA Boston is an 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. The 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. Come join the ARA family! Deadline is April 1st, 2021.

To learn more and apply, click here.

A Life's Work - Virtual Reception and Tour

Published on March 18, 2021

Join ARC Living Master Juliette Aristides for a live streamed virtual reception for her solo show, “A Life’s Work” at Custom House Museum & Cultural Center. With only 100 spots available for this virtual reception, you won’t want to miss this chance to get a personal tour of Juliette’s show as she’s joined by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

The full exhibition runs  from January 19 - March 31, 2021 at the Custom House Museum and Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.

To register for the virtual reception, please click here.

To view a catalog of works from the show, please click here.


Rising Voices: The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters

Published on March 18, 2021

Rising Voices invites visitors to experience figurative work through the eyes of women. Ultimately, this show highlights and recognizes the achievements of women painters that have been too long overlooked at a time when the craft of realist painting is being re-discovered.

The exhibition consists of 29 works by the ten finalists and winner of the Bennett Prize, the largest art prize offered solely to women painters at $50,000. The Bennett Prize, which offers both the cash prize and a traveling solo exhibition to the winner, aims to promote women realist painters by showcasing their work and introducing talented women artists to a new generation of admirers and collectors.

The exhibition runs from March 24 - May 9, 2021 at Studio Incamminati, 1901 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

For more information, please click here

MFA 2020 Hindsight

Published on March 17, 2021

ARC Approved Laguna College of Art + Design's MFA programs in Drawing and in Painting are proud to present, 2020 HINDSIGHT, a curated collection of artwork from LCAD’s most recent MFA graduates.

“2020 HINDSIGHT is an exhibition that reflects on the recent tumultuous times we all experienced. Despite social unrest, political upheaval and a worldwide pandemic, this diverse and talented group of artists continued their creative passions. Their dedication, talent, and perseverance is an inspiring testament to creative resiliency.”

The exhibition runs from March 4 - April 23, 2021 at LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA by appointment only.

Click here to learn more. 

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.



Studio Pintura Floral Exhibition

Published on March 17, 2021

ARC Living Master Joke Frima and ARC Associate Living Master Debra Keirce will be participating in the Fourth Annual Studio Pintura Floral Exhibition.

The guest juror will be ARC Associate Living Master Charles Gilbert Kapsner.

The exhibition will take place at Studio Pintura, 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN run from March 19 - April 24, 2021 with the reception on March 19th depending on covid restrictions.

To learn more, click here

View the ARC Calendar for more events and exhibitions.

Bryn Du Art Show

Published on March 12, 2021

The 17th Annual Bryn Du Art Show will be held from March 5 - 27, 2021 at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Rd NE, Granville, OH 43023. ARC Associate Living Master Debra Keirce will be among the exhibiting artists.

This event is free, open to the public and family-friendly. Masks and social distancing are required and only 10 visitors will be allowed into the show at a time.

Appointments are not necessary unless you are in need of a private visit. At-risk individuals are welcome to contact the office for private off-hours viewing appointments.

For more information, please click here

Visit the ARC Calendar for more events and exhibitions.


New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on March 11, 2021

ARC is pleased to welcome Vosler Young Artists' Studio as our newest approved atelier!

Vosler Young Artists' Studio teaches students to see and understand, contour, shape, form, line, values, and edges followed by gesture and rhythms. They teach observational drawing and the classical language that accompanies this discipline.

Throughout the Covid-19, students have the option to come into the studio or go online anytime the need arises. Currently, online courses are offered for teens ages 13 to 18. All 2021 summer workshops will be in the large studios to ensure social distancing.

To learn more, please click here

Facing the Universe: The Cosmos Within

Published on March 10, 2021

This online exclusive exhibition on Artsy is being sponsored by the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by David Hummer and Didi Menendez.

This exhibition explores what motivates, inhibits, elates, exacerbates, and ultimately pushes artists to find a way to visually express their inner being.

ARC Associate Living Master Narelle Zeller will be among the exhibiting artists.

"Facing the Universe" will be online from February 25 – April 24, 2021.

Click here to see the exhibition. 

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Women Painting Women III

Published on March 10, 2021

Women Painting Women is a major exhibition of portraiture in traditional oil painting. It presents award winning realist painters from Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. Taking its inspiration from the Women Painting Women exhibitions in the United States, this is the third Australian instalment of the Women Painting Women phenomenon which celebrates traditional realist painting and the talent of female artists.

ARC Associate Living Masters Elizabeth Barden, Jaq Grantford, Vicki Sullivan, and Narelle Zeller are participating in the show.

"This exhibition uniquely honors the female spirit - of realist painters and their sitters” -  Vicki Sullivan

The exhibition runs from March 6 - April 11, 2021 at the Burrinja Cultural Center, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, VIC 3158, Australia.

To learn more, please click here.

For more events and exhibition, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Caravaggio's Technique Workshop at MIFA Miami

Published on March 5, 2021

Caravaggio is one of the great painters in history, who took tenebrism and chiaroscuro to the next level. In this workshop you will learn the secrets and process of the Master by doing a copy of one of his paintings and practice:

- How Tenebrism really works
- Chiaroscuro
- Atmosphere
- Edges
- Glazings

This workshop is taught by the artist Milixa Moron - @milixamoron, trained in Florence at the Angel Academy of Art. Her works have been in the ARC Salon, the Figurativas Biennial in Barcelona, Spain and in many other shows and venues as well.

She will guide you step by step, from the first stages until the end. Canvas, oil and medium are included in the fee. Students will only bring their brushes, palette and palette knife.

The workshop runs from 4/5 - 4/9/21 at MIFA, 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33166. Fee: $700.

To learn more or sign up, please visit

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on March 5, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Narelle Zeller as an ARC Associate Living Master!

Narelle Zeller is an Australian contemporary realist artist, best known for her highly detailed figurative portraiture paintings. Her refined oil paintings explore the beauty of the human condition and our environment, drawing inspiration from the people around her and her own personal life experiences.

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here

Portrait in Charcoal

Published on March 4, 2021

ARC Associate Living Master Anastasiya Chybireva Fender is hosting a free three hour virtual charcoal drawing demonstration with Q and A on March 16, 2021 from 6-9 PM.

She will demonstrate drawing a portrait in charcoal while talking through the steps. She will answer questions about technique, her own style, and more.

Click here to learn more.

For more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Figurativas 2021

Published on March 4, 2021

The Art & Artists Foundation is accepting entries to the 11th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition, endowed with 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 award ceremony will be held in Barcelona next October 8th of 2021 at the MEAM along with the opening of the 15th ARC Salon of Art Renewal Center.

The deadline April 30th, 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Abide: Working Artists Showcase

Published on March 3, 2021

Abide features the work of sixteen local professional and semi-professional, working artists. The installation illuminates the important role of art in helping individuals and communities endure the COVID-19 pandemic. The work showcased here demonstrates the importance of supporting artists, now more than ever, as their livelihood is threatened by the crisis.

ARC Associate Living Master Debra Keirce will be among the participating artists.

The exhibition takes place at the Shenandoah Arts Council, 530 Amherst St, Winchester, VA, 22601 and runs from 1/26 - 4/19/21.

To learn more, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

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