Posts for February, 2022

February 2022

AAPL Associate Artist Member Show

Published on February 28, 2022

The American Artists Professional League, an ARC Allied Organization, is holding an on-line showing of Realist and Representational paintings and drawings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite and colored pencil by Associate Artist Members of the AAPL.

Select artwork will be for sale February 25 to April 8, 2022, at Visit the Artwork Store under the palette menu and bring home your favorite painting!

To see the on-line exhibition, click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Whistler's Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan

Published on February 25, 2022

Joanna Hiffernan’s relationship with Whistler ran deeper than artist and muse. In this rich exhibition we explore her life and role as a friend, model, lover and collaborator.

Many of James McNeill Whistler’s works feature the red-haired figure of Joanna Hiffernan. Her close professional and personal relationship with the artist lasted for two decades, yet little about her role or influence in his life has been explored – until now.

In this exhibition, the role Joanna played in the artist’s career in uncovered and discover how Whistler’s revolutionary paintings featuring Hiffernan went on to influence later artists from the Pre-Raphaelites to Klimt.

The exhibition takes place at the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, United Kingdom.

To learn more, please click here.  

For more events and exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.

The Florence Academy of Art announces its new Master of Arts in Studio Art - Building Skill-based Techniques for the K-12 Classroom

Published on February 24, 2022

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 visit

To see a promotional video on YouTube, click here.


ARA Boston Scholarship

Published on February 23, 2022

ARA Boston's deadline for it's scholarship competition is fast approaching. 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. 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.

To learn more, please visit

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on February 21, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome the Madrid Academy of Art as a new ARC Approved Atelier!

The Madrid Academy of Art's objective is to explore and develop the talent of students through the knowledge and application of the classic techniques of drawing, painting and sculpture. The MAA is an academy where technique and tradition mix with innovation and creativity.

Their philosophy is based on “learning to learn”, with efforts focused on efficiently improving the learning process. MAA's combination of artistic techniques, marketing and business skills allow students to navigate the current art market to find solutions that facilitate a prosperous future.

To learn more, please click here

Image Shown: Portrait of Claudia by Santiago Pina

Atelier Lack Anniversary Documentary

Published on February 18, 2022

Emilio Longo, Founder and Director of Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students & Artist-Teachers (SBA) has recently published a video which documents the 25th Anniversary Reunion of Atelier Lack which took place in the Lack family garden in Glen Lake, Minnesota, during 1998.

The video documents conversations between Richard Lack and many of his former students which provides rich insights into the Classical Realist movement which was unfolding in Minneapolis during the latter part of the 20th century.

To watch the video, visit this link:

Cultivating The Dutch Tradition In The 21st Century: Jane Jones' Hyperrealist Floral Paintings

Published on February 17, 2022

ARC Associate Living Master Jane Jones works within the context of the seventeenth century Dutch school of painting, inspired by artists such as Maria van Oosterwyck (1630 – 1693), Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 – 1717), and Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750). Her stunning photo-realist paintings are created with precise observation, showing her deep respect for living systems and ecology. Her still life paintings highlight what Jones calls the ‘everyday triumphs of nature’ and the ‘power, beauty, and fragility of life,’ none of which should ever be taken for granted.

The exhibition runs from January 20 - May 14, 2022 at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Drawing a Self Portrait in Three Colors at The Glasgow Academy of Fine Art

Published on February 16, 2022

In this five-day workshop with Paris-based artist and Grand Central Atelier alumnus Patrick Byrnes, participants will create a self-portrait drawing from direct observation using one or two mirrors and a traditional combination of red, black, and white dry media on paper. Instruction will include a comprehensive demonstration from start to finish, as well as in- depth personal critiques with a particular focus on cultivating an organized, rational process. Two distinct steps will be emphasized throughout: building an accurate linear block-in, then interpreting values effectively to create a sense of form, while exploring the play between three general aesthetic aims: sculptural, graphic, and atmospheric. Cranial anatomy, color theory, materials, line quality, resolution/abbreviation, edges, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout the course.

Each day of the workshop will be divided into two basic components. Mornings will begin with a short lecture and detailed demonstration, introducing and illustrating core concepts for each stage of the drawing. Following the demonstration and for the rest of the day, participants will focus on their own drawings, with the help of intermittent personalized critiques.

The workshop runs from June 27 - July 1, 2022 at the Glasgow Academy of Fine Art, 135 Buchanan St., Glasgow, G1 2JA, United Kingdom.

To learn more about this workshop, visit

Miano Academy of Art

Published on February 14, 2022

The Southern Atelier will now be known as Miano Academy of Art.

Since founding his workshop, Charles Miano has been a tireless advocate for Realist art founded in classical traditions of natural beauty. Now with global reach, Miano Academy of Art embodies his original mission to preserve and continue atelier training for future generations.

Miano Academy of Art encompasses three main areas of education, each based in the needs of artists seeking effective art training in different stages of development:

· Atelier Apprenticeship – a rigorous, full-time, project/practice-based one-on-one study with Charles covering principles of drawing and painting in the classic tradition.

· Miano Method Online – a focused, systematic step-by-step training, using a virtual platform which will reach over 50 countries by 2025.

· Master Workshops – in-person intensive week-long workshops with master teachers from around the world which emphasize the importance of continued skill development for both established as well as and beginning artists.

Miano Academy of Art welcomes artists from both near and far to benefit from academic style training both in-person and online.

To learn more about Miano Academy of Art, please visit

New book by Josh Tiessen

Published on February 11, 2022

Streams in the Wasteland is a dynamic body of work completed by ARC Associate Living Master, Josh Tiessen, over the course of six years. In the style of Narrative Hyper-Surrealism these exquisitely crafted oil paintings depict nature's reclamation. In them, wild animals have dominion over human civilizations, implicating humankind for ignoring the Creator's call to care for the earth. The artist's desire is to offer streams of hope within the apocalyptic wasteland.

Exhibited across multiple gallery shows from New York to LA, for the first time the entire Streams in the Wasteland series is presented in this luxurious hardcover monograph book. Tiessen's articulate synopsis explains the series, with informative commentary and humorous anecdotes accompanying each of the full-color images, reflecting on the environmental and spiritual themes behind his work.

While viewing the art, it is enhanced by listening to the Streams in the Wasteland Original Soundtrack, composed by acclaimed musician Zac Tiessen.

For more info, see

"As one of the foremost animal painters today, Josh Tiessen has a way of bringing a sense of mystery to his works, making the viewer ponder both the setting and symbolism within his creations. Drawing attention to animal preservation, Tiessen will often place his subjects in settings which contain elements of a human presence. Whether it be ruins, archways or full interiors, he blurs the lines that divide animals from people. His subjects often emit strong emotions and distinct personalities. I strongly recommend his work to anyone who appreciates animals and their global importance.”  –Kara Lysandra Ross, Co-Chair and Chief Operating Officer, Art Renewal Center

Holbein: Capturing Character

Published on February 11, 2022

Hans Holbein the Younger was among the most skilled, versatile, and inventive artists of the early 1500s. He created captivating portraits of courtiers, merchants, scholars, and statesmen in Basel, Switzerland, and later in England, and served as a court painter to Tudor King Henry VIII. Enriched by inscriptions, insignia, and evocative attributes, his portraits comprise eloquent visual statements of personal identity and illuminate the Renaissance culture of erudition, self-fashioning, luxury, and wit.

In addition to showcasing Holbein’s renowned drawn and painted likenesses of these sitters, the exhibition highlights the artist’s activities as a designer of prints, printed books, personal devices, and jewels. Works by Holbein’s famed contemporaries, such as Jan Gossaert and Quentin Metsys, and a display of intricate period jewelry and book bindings offer further insights into new cultural interests in the representation of individual identity, and highlight the visual splendor of the art and culture of the time.

The exhibition runs from 2/11/22 - 5/15/22 at the Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016.

To learn more, click here.

For more exhibitions and events, visit the ARC Calendar.

Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman

Published on February 10, 2022

Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman will be the first exhibition devoted to works on paper by the celebrated French artist who navigated vast artistic and political divides throughout his life—from his birth in Paris in 1748 to his death in exile in Brussels in 1825. His iconic works captured the aspirations and suffering of a nation, while addressing timeless themes that continue to resonate today.

Through the lens of his preparatory studies, the exhibition looks beyond his public successes to chart the moments of inspiration and the progress of ideas. Visitors will follow the artist’s process as he gave form to the neoclassical style and created major canvases that shaped the public’s perceptions of historical events in the years before, during, and after the French Revolution.

Organized chronologically, the exhibition will feature more than eighty drawings and oil sketches—including rarely loaned or newly discovered works—drawn from the collections of The Met and dozens of institutional and private lenders.

The exhibition runs from 2/17/22 - 5/15/22 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028.

For more information, click here

Click here to see more events and exhibitions on the ARC Calendar.

Paris Bordone

Published on February 9, 2022

This exhibition is the largest monographic exhibition ever held on Paris Bordone, 16th century Venetian artist and pupil of Titian.

The variety and richness of his work is shown through his sensual portraits, mythological representations, sacred scenes of large altarpieces and small works intended for private devotion. Beginning from the first "natural" portraits influenced by Titian, to those marked by a sophisticated mannerism which were born in an international climate, works from major museums around the world will be on view.

On display for the first time after it's restoration will be the monumental altarpiece with St. George and the Dragon, from the Vatican Museums.

The exhibition runs from 1/26/22 - 6/26/22 at Santa Caterina Museum, Treviso, 31100 Italy.

Click here to learn more. 

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Past ARC Salon Winners in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale

Published on February 3, 2022

ARC is pleased to announce another major event at Sotheby’s New York. Following the success of the auction “Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works” associated to the 15th International ARC Salon Competition, ARC has worked to place seven masterworks created by past ARC Salon Winners into the upcoming “Contemporary Art” sale at Sotheby’s New York. Works by important Contemporary Realists, Hiroshi Furuyoshi, Christopher Remmers, Evgeniy Monahov, Randalf Dilla, Vincent Figliola, Tina Garrett, and Adrienne Stein will be included. The auction is open for bidding, March 4- 16th, 2022. More details and links will be provided once the sale goes up on the Sotheby’s website.”


Image Shown:

Hiroshi Furuyoshi
9 x 7 7/8 inches
Oil on canvas laid down on panel
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

American Animalier: The Life and Art of Anna Hyatt Huntington

Published on February 3, 2022

This retrospective of the work of award-winning sculptor and patron Anna Hyatt Huntington will present sculpture spanning the scope of her prolific career from the late 19th century to a few years before her death in 1973. The works are from the Brookgreen collection as well as on loan from private collections, art dealers, and museums.

The exhibition runs from January 29 - April 24, 2022 at Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Muriels Inlet, SC 29576.

For more information about this exhibition, please click here

To learn more about upcoming exhibitions and events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Studio Incamminati Virtual Open House

Published on February 3, 2022

Explore the many benefits of Studio Incamminati via Virtual Open House!

Learn about their unique Advanced Fine Art Program and survey the curriculum with its Atelier style intensity, balanced over 20 years with synergistic realist disciplines.

This is also a great opportunity to learn more about their BFA partnership with Rowan University and highly competitive tuition.

Prospective students can "virtually tour" the working studios, designed by artists for artists, to maximize the drawing and painting opportunities presented by North Light.

The Virtual Open house takes place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10am - 11:30 EST.

For more information on the event, click here.

To learn about other events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Dürer's Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Published on February 2, 2022

This is the first major UK exhibition of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in nearly 20 years.

Through paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, this exhibition follows Dürer’s travels across Europe, bringing to life the artist himself, and the people and places he visited.

Charting his journeys to the Alps, Italy, Venice and the Netherlands, the exhibition will explore how Dürer’s travels sparked an exchange of ideas with Netherlandish and Italian Renaissance artists, fueled his curiosity and creativity, and increased his fame and influence across Europe.

The exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery of Art. Trafalgar Sq, London, UK from January 10 - February 27, 2022.

For more information, please click here.

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

Turner’s Modern World

Published on February 1, 2022

The exhibition explores Turner’s lifelong interest in the inventions, events, politics, society, culture and science of his time, which resulted in many of his most original works and transformed his way of painting.

Born in the late 18th century, Turner witnessed spectacular technological innovations and the industrialization of modern life. As the advances of industry and commerce brought Britain to world power, Turner immortalized these dizzying changes in vivid and dramatic compositions, with skillful brushwork that gave the impression of being wild and uncontrolled. Despite his beginnings as a topographical watercolorist and landscape painter who was deeply enthralled by the history and art of the past, Turner proceeded to create a dynamic, inspired and comprehensive testament to his own era.

The exhibition runs from October 16, 2021 - February 6, 2022 at the Kimball Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar

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