Posts for April, 2022

April 2022

Writing for the Visual Arts - Florence Academy of Art

Published on April 29, 2022

September 26 - December 9
Taught remotely from the Florence campus

November 28 - December 9
In-person option in Florence

If you would like to write with mastery about figurative art, or simply further your knowledge of art history and the history of literature about art, this course will survey figurative art throughout the ages, while examining the techniques that literature has historically used to write about art.

Starting with the Ancient Greeks and Romans, progressing on to the Medieval period, the arrival of Humanism, the rediscovery of Classical forms, the establishment of the Academies during the Renaissance, and the role of the Academies through the Early Modern period, you will learn to analyze select works by their medium, composition, subject matter, and patronage, and to place them within the greater context of the long tradition of figurative art. By studying the rhetorical techniques that literature has historically used in writing about art, you will develop your writing skills through short weekly exercises, moving step-by-step from literary strategies to the organization and construction of a solid expository essay by the end of the course.

In-person Option: Students may experience the Florence Academy from within to understand how students train to become figurative painters and sculptors, while also touring the main museums, galleries, and churches of Florence, during the final 2 weeks of class.

Click here to learn more. 


The American Artists Professional League’s Spring Members Show and Sale

Published on April 28, 2022

The American Artists Professional League, an ARC Allied Organization, is holding their Spring Members Show and Sale. The show consists of an exceptional collection of paintings, drawings, graphics, and sculpture, representing some of the finest American Realist art today.

A selection of work is available to purchase from April 25 to June 6, 2022.

To view the winners and finalists, please click here.

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



Published on April 28, 2022

A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet, Raphael captured in his art the human and the divine, love and friendship, learning and power.

In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raphael shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since.

This exhibition, one of the first ever to explore Raphael's complete career, looks at his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints.

The exhibition runs from April 3 - July 21, 2022 at the National Gallery of Art, Trafalgar Sq, London UK.

To learn more, click here

For more information, visit our events calendar.

Texas Academy of Figurative Art - Enroll Now for the 2022 Summer and Fall Terms

Published on April 26, 2022

The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is one of the only full-time fine art academies in Texas that is focused exclusively on classical realist drawing and painting.

TAFA offers an atelier experience for contemporary artists who desire a foundational and historical approach to art education. The curriculum reflects both the Old Master working methods alongside the Academic Realist approach. The primary emphasis is on rendering the human figure accurately from direct observation. The goal is to educate and develop artists in the figurative tradition, giving artists the skills to express their personal artistic vision.

TAFA has both full-time and part-time options: daytime courses, evening courses, part-time study, and summer teen workshops. TAFA also offers a Certificate of Drawing and Certificate of Painting.

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Miano Academy of Art: Apply Now for the Fall Trimester - Spaces are Limited

Published on April 22, 2022

The Miano Academy of Art now has a new location - 5320 Lena Rd Unit 105, Bradenton, FL 34211.

Miano Academy of Art is proud to present their Atelier Apprenticeship program under the direction of ARC Associate Living Master Charles Miano, designed as a 4-level program with a completely unique 2-fold course of study.

In addition to traditional long term projects such as casts, master copies, portraits and figurative works, the Atelier Apprenticeship curriculum highlights rigorous short, intermediate and long practice from the live model. This balanced approach develops hand eye coordination quickly and improves an artist's ability to see and capture life and movement dramatically while at the same time learning to finish works of art to the highest standards of excellence. An additional 5th level narrative specialization is open to Academy graduates.

Openings are limited and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. One-on-one instruction with detailed attention is provided, so students can thrive in their study no matter their entry level. Throughout the apprenticeship program, students may also attend workshops at the Academy given by visiting master artists from around the world.

For more information visit: Apprenticeship - Miano Academy of Art

Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

Published on April 21, 2022

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. This exhibition reconsiders Homer’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that crosses his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates his art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the effects of the conflict on the landscape, soldiers, and formerly enslaved people to dramatic scenes of rescue and hunting as well as monumental seascapes and dazzling tropical works painted throughout the Atlantic world. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Homer’s iconic "The Gulf Stream", a painting that reveals his lifelong engagement with charged subjects of race, geopolitics, and the environment. Featuring 88 oils and watercolors, Crosscurrents represents the largest critical overview of Homer’s art and life in more than a quarter of a century.

The exhibition runs from April 11 - July 31, 2022 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028.

For more information, please click here

To see more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Sculpting the Portrait with Chad Fisher

Published on April 20, 2022

In this workshop, ARC Living Master Chad Fisher will teach students how to create a finished clay portrait from life using traditional fine art techniques. Emphasis will be placed on large shapes, anatomy, structure, and hierarchy of forms.

All levels are welcome. The instructor will demonstrate concepts and will work alongside students over the workshop but this workshop will move at a fast pace. You are invited to join the instructor who will host open sculpture in the evenings, for a two-hour informal work time until 8 pm.

The workshop takes place on June 27 - July 1, 2022 at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

To learn more about this workshop, please click here

Plaster Casts Available for Sale

Published on April 19, 2022

Brooklyn-based sculptor Justin Ryan Kendall is making affordable plaster drawing casts available to students, teachers, and lovers of art and art history. With a collection of 120 pieces and growing - including portrait busts, torsos, masks, and budget fragments - you can fill your home or studio with inspiring work by some of history’s greatest sculptors.

To view and inquire about the full collection, visit, DM @fountainheadgipsoteca on Instagram, or email directly.

Delacroix and Nature

Published on April 18, 2022

Visit Delacroix’s last apartment and studio for a discovery of the artist's ties to nature. Within the intimate setting of the museum and garden, the exhibition features rare landscapes painted by Delacroix, as well as a number of the painter’s sketches and drawings that the artist never displayed to the public.

The exhibition runs from March 16 to June 27, 2022 at the Musée Eugène-Delacroix, 6 Rue de Furstemberg, Paris 75006, France.

To learn more, please click here

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

New Award Added to the 16th International ARC Salon - The ASMA Best Marine Art Award

Published on April 14, 2022

The American Society of Marine Artists will select three outstanding marine themed works, (one “Best Marine Themed Work” which is a $3,000 award and two Honorable Mentions where each recipient will receive a $1,000 award). Qualifying works for this award include any marine themed work drawing inspiration from a relationship with the water; Contemporary Marine Art encompasses the sea, shorelines, lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams and includes marine flora and fauna. The winning artists will also be awarded an article in the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists News and Journal. The ASMA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize and promote marine art and maritime history.

These awards will be adjudicated by a board of three ASMA Fellows.

Offering over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, the Art Renewal Center will be accepting entries from now through June 16, 2022.

To view the full prospectus and to enter, visit our ARC Salon Entry Pages.

Multifigurative Workshop: The Romantic Narrative with Juliette Aristides

Published on April 14, 2022

Join ARC Living Master Juliette Aristides for a three-day immersion in figure painting, whether you are a beginner looking to try something new, or an experienced painter interested in Classical training.

Explore the stages of painting, from quick starts to a sequential development of a longer pose. During your time, you will focus on drawing and placement of large value masses as these elements hold the power and personality within a painting. You will look back at art history to discuss palette, the careful management of edges and treatment of light.

Your instructor will provide frequent demos and break down the process of painting into clear and consecutive steps. You will have lively conversations, critiques and individual instruction at each informative and fun session.

Three day workshop runs from April 22 - 24, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Kline Academy, 3264 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

To learn more, please click here

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts Scholarship for New Full-Time Students

Published on April 13, 2022

ARC Approved Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts is holding a scholarship competition for new full-time students.

The scholarship is for one year's tuition ($9,000 value) at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts full-time day program, September 2022 through May 2023, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Applicants cannot currently be enrolled at The Atelier. Housing is the responsibility of the student. Application deadline: June 1, 2022. Finalists will be contacted and must arrange for an in-person interview at The Atelier.

For more information, click here

Louis Alvarez Roure News

Published on April 12, 2022

Congratulations to ARC Living Master Louis Alvarez Roure for being a finalist in the 24th annual International Portrait Competition. Only 21 finalists were chosen out 2274 entries. Awards will be presented during the awards banquet gala at The Art of the Portrait Conference at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta-Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA on April 23, 2022 and the conference runs from April 21-23, 2022.

To learn more and see the winners, click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


Published on April 12, 2022

Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master Arina Gordienko for winning an honorable mention in Modportrait 2021, an international portrait competition run by Artelibre Gallery in collaboration with the MEAM.

ARC Associate Living Masters Narelle Zeller, Kazuya Ushioda, Jaq Grantford, and Gayle Madeira are among the finalists in the competition.

Modportrait will be on display from April 6 - June 18, 2022 at Caja Rural de Aragon in Zaragoza, Spain and from July 1 - August 27, 2022 at the MEAM Museum, Barcelona Spain.

For more information about the competition click here

To learn more about the exhibition, click here

To view more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

100 Contemporary Grandmasters of Fine Art

Published on April 11, 2022

The Grandmasters of Fine Art is a virtual exhibition of Contemporary Realist artworks from around the world.

This year, ARC Associate Living Masters Arian Gordienko and Gezien van de Riet will be among the 82 participating artists.

To view the exhibition, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Image shown: Daphne by Gezien van de Riet

Gezien Van Der Riet News

Published on April 8, 2022

ARC Associate Living Master Gezien Van der Riet will have nearly 500 drawing, paintings, and watercolors she created as a sociologist in Bolivia added to the collection of the Fundación Cultural of the Centrale Bank of Bolivia. The Cultural Foundation administers the National Museum and engages in a great number of activities. It is based on the conception that culture is not just of the élite but for the entire Bolivian people.

To read more, please click here

She will also be participating in "The Hand of the Master" with the painting "Self-portrait with Tree". The exhibition features paintings of artist's hands, as a form of 'self portrait'. The artworks are to be given to Rob Møhlmann, director and owner of the Museum Møhlmann, for his birthday and in appreciation for his promotion of realism.

The exhibition runs from April 3 - July 31, 2022 at the Museum Møhlmann, 102-104 Westersingel, Appingedam, 9901 GK, Netherlands.

For more information, please click here

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


Annibale Carracci - The Frescoes from the Herrera Chapel

Published on April 8, 2022

This exhibition reunites a group of exceptionally important wall paintings (last seen together in 1833) which can be considered the great unknown work in Annibale Carracci’s oeuvre; the surviving frescoes from the chapel of Juan Enríquez de Herrera’s family in the church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in Rome.

The special installation for their display in the exhibition allows visitors to appreciate the original location of the works at different heights in the chapel and what the decorative scheme as a whole would have looked like.

These paintings are shown in the exhibition alongside related drawings, prints that depict lost fragments, and books of funeral services of Spanish monarchs which include images of the interior of the church’s interior.

The exhibition runs from March 8 - June 12, 2022 at the Prado, 23 C. de Ruiz de Alarcón, Madrid 28014 Spain.

To learn more, click here

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

Women in Motion

Published on April 6, 2022

This exhibition explores the artistic networks of women artists exhibiting, studying, and teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from its founding in 1805 to the end of World War II.

PAFA has the remarkable distinction of actively promoting women artists since its first annual exhibition in 1811. This exhibition and its accompanying catalog will introduce PAFA’s audiences to the networks of talented women artists and will include more than 80 works of art by more than 50 women artists working professionally in the American art world from PAFA’s founding in 1805 to the end of World War II.

The exhibition takes place at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA and runs from July 9 2021 to July 24, 2022.

Please click here to learn more. 

To view more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Women in Motion

Published on April 6, 2022

This exhibition explores the artistic networks of women artists exhibiting, studying, and teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from its founding in 1805 to the end of World War II.

PAFA has the remarkable distinction of actively promoting women artists since its first annual exhibition in 1811. This exhibition and its accompanying catalog will introduce PAFA’s audiences to the networks of talented women artists and will include more than 80 works of art by more than 50 women artists working professionally in the American art world from PAFA’s founding in 1805 to the end of World War II.

The exhibition takes place at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA and runs from July 9 2021 to July 24, 2022.

Please click here to learn more. 

To view more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Vicki Sullivan News

Published on April 6, 2022

Congratulations to ARC Living Master Vicki Sullivan for winning third place in the International Artist Magazine Challenge for her painting "My Sister, My Friend".

"Children are one of my favorite subjects to paint. During the pandemic, as we were in lockdown for so many months, I was unable to have live models in the studio...I remembered a photo I had always loved of my two nieces...I decided this would make a beautiful subject for a painting. I was absolutely drawn to the look on my older niece’s face, a look of dreamy wisdom coming from such a young girl. It was that particular look and the close sisterly bond I wanted to capture in my painterly portrayal."

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

Published on April 5, 2022

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.

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.

For details visit

To see a promotional video on YouTube, click here

The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New York Historical Society

Published on April 1, 2022

A stunning array of over 40 paintings created between 1818 and 1886, The Poetry of Nature illustrates America’s scenic splendor as seen through the eyes of over 25 leading Hudson River School artists, including Cole, Durand, Kensett, Bierstadt, as well as lesser-known but important artists Josephine Walters, Christopher Pearse Cranch, and Louisa Davis Minot, among others. Its display at the NBMAA will include the addition of works by Robert S. Duncanson, the first Black artist of the Hudson River School to gain international acclaim. Drawn from the collection of the New-York Historical Society, the exhibition explores the exchange of influence among this group of artists, their favored sketching grounds, and the legacy of Hudson River School painting today.

The exhibition runs from Jan 28 - May 22, 2022 at the New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052.

To learn more, please click here

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

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