Posts for September, 2022

September 2022

Rise of Realist Art in Artnet News

Published on September 29, 2022

ArtNet News has recently published an article highlighting ARC's role in the resurgence of interest in Realist art. This article has come out in connection to the seven paintings currently on sale at Sotheby's NY in their Contemporary Discoveries auction.

"Realist works from the ARC have continued to appear in Sotheby’s contemporary auctions, which have provided an invaluable platform for broad exposure. Currently, seven ARC works by both national and international artists are included in the online Contemporary Discoveries sale, open for bidding between September 23 and October 3, 2022. That Realism is so strongly represented in this sale highlights the ARC’s achievements in promoting the genre."

To read the full article, click here


Sunday in the Park with Asher

Published on September 29, 2022

The Durand-Hedden House presents "Sunday in the Park with Asher", a plein air painting event on Sunday October 2nd (rain day the following Sunday Oct. 9th).

Enjoy this special one-day community event as four landscape painters, including ARC Associate Living Master Gayle Madeira, gather at Durand-Hedden’s idyllic Grasmere Park for a day of painting in this unique natural setting. Watch the artists at work and learn about technique, choice of vantage point, composition, and palette. An exhibit of works by these artists will be displayed inside Durand-Hedden House, which also houses several paintings by Durand, former Maplewood resident and famed Hudson River School artist.

The artists will be painting on the grounds from 1-4pm and each will give a 20 minute demo at various points. Gayle Madeira's demo will be from 2-2:20pm. There will be an artist's wine & cheese reception from 4-5pm.

The Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s historic house museum, is at 523 Ridgewood Rd., Maplewood NJ.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  Visit for details.

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


Published on September 28, 2022

This exhibition features original works by 13 students of the ARC Approved® Rob Gutteridge School of Classical Realism (RGCR), resurrecting the lost skills of the traditional atelier approach to art: a renaissance.

The opening event takes place Thursday, September 29th at 5.30pm.

The exhibition runs from September 29 - October 16, 2022 from 10am - 2pm at 6 Manton, 6 Manton St., Hindmarsh, SA 5007 Australia.

For more information, click here.

For more events and exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.

Forgotten Pre-Raphaelites

Published on September 28, 2022

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood revolutionized British painting traditions. But many more artists worked in their orbit than are often recognized. Overshadowed by famous peers, artists such as Barbara Bodichon, Marie Spartali Stillman, Alice Boyd, and Frederic Shields experimented with Pre-Raphaelite themes, subjects, and techniques. This exhibition brings together over forty works by such overlooked artists affiliated with the Pre-Raphaelite circle, including art by the American Pre-Raphaelites. Women were crucial to the Pre-Raphaelite movement and their work accounts for more than half of the objects on view. By featuring these lesser-known artists, the exhibition seeks to recover them from the margins of art history and position them at the center of the Pre-Raphaelite narrative.

The exhibition runs from October 1, 2022 - February 5, 2023 at the Delaware Museum of Art, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE.

To learn more, please click here

Visit the ARC Calendar for more exhibitions and events.

Bidding Now Open - Seven More Works at Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale

Published on September 23, 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, and an additional sale including seven works this past March, ARC has worked to place another seven masterworks into the current “Contemporary Discoveries” sale at Sotheby’s New York, now open for bidding. Works by important Contemporary Realists, Orley Ypon (lot 697) , Megan Read (lot 693), Lesley Thiel (lot 675), Hsin-Yao Tseng (lot 656), Tina Spratt (lot 677), Linda Adair (lot 694), and Vanessa Lemen (lot 700) are included. The auction is open for bidding, now through October 3, 2022.

Thomas Kegler News

Published on September 22, 2022

Congratulations to ARC Living Master℠ Thomas Kegler for winning The Spirit of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Award in the 41st Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show.

His painting "By the Light, Psalms 75:15-17" depicts nightscape of Castle Rock located up the Southfork outside of Cody, Wyoming.

The award recognizes the artwork that is most representative of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in terms of location, history, and the greatness and grandeur embodied by the “spirit” of the American West.

To learn more, please click here.

Cranach the Untamed

Published on September 22, 2022

This exhibition, conceived in collaboration with the Oskar Reinhart Collection “Am Römerholz” in Winterthur (Switzerland), is the first to explore the artistic beginnings of Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Cranach, a native of Franconia, produced his earliest extant works in Vienna, presumably arriving in the city around 1500. These works are celebrated for their remarkable expressive power – radically different from the courtly-elegant manner he was to adopt soon afterwards when he became court painter to the Elector of Saxony. Unlike the countless panels produced in his large workshop at Wittenberg, only a handful of paintings have survived from his sojourn in Vienna. Key works from this period are now in Winterthur and in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Together with important loans from other collections, they form the core of the exhibition, offering a comprehensive survey of the early oeuvre of this outstanding artist.

The exhibition runs from 6/21 - 10/16/22 at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, 5 Burgring, Wien, 1010, Austria.

To learn more, click here

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

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

Published on September 20, 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

39th Annual Roundup and Sale

Published on September 21, 2022

ARC Associate Living Master℠ Mary Ross Buchholz will be participating in the 39th Annual Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale at the Museum of Western Art.

This invitational exhibition features 135 works by 58 western, landscape and wildlife artists. The exhibition kicks off, September 22-24 with a box-draw auction and will remain on view through October. This exhibition serves as the primary fundraiser for the Museum and is one of the few times they host works for sale throughout their galleries.

The exhibition runs from 9/24 - 10/29/22 at the Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Hwy., Kerrville, TX 78028.

For more information, click here

Visit the ARC Calendar for more events and exhibitions.


Writing for the Visual Arts - Florence Academy of Art

Published on September 20, 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.



ARC Salon Semi-Finalists Have Posted

Published on September 19, 2022

The Art Renewal Center is pleased to announce that the roster of semi-finalists competing in the 16th International ARC Salon Competition has posted. We received over 5,400 entries this year from 75 countries. About 40%, 2,152 works have been selected as semi-finalists.

The roster consists of the artists' names, titles of works, categories the works qualified in, and the artists' nationalities. Another roster of our finalists will be posted on November 1st, 2022, and the images of all of our semi-finalists along with finalists, honorable mentions and winners will be posted on January 2nd, 2023, when we announce the final results of the competition.

To view the semi-finalist roster, click here.

Füssli, between dream and fantasy

Published on September 15, 2022

Approximately sixty works by Johann Heinrich Füssli (better known as Henry Fuseli), artist of the imaginary, grotesque, and the sublime, will be on view in Paris in the first monographic exhibition of his art since 1975.

From Shakespearean subjects to representations of dreams, nightmares and apparitions, as well as mythological and biblical illustrations, he developed a new aesthetic that oscillated between dream and fantasy. An atypical and intellectual artist, he drew his inspiration from various literary works. Fueled by an imagination where terror and horror marry, he created in his painting the origins of dark romantic aesthetic, where the marvelous and the fantastic, the sublime and the grotesque constantly rub shoulders.

The exhibition runs from September 16, 2022 - January 23, 2023 at Jacquemart-Andre Museum, 158 Bd Haussmann, Paris, 75008 France.

To learn more about this exhibition, click here

Visit the ARC Calendar for more exhibitions.

Murillo: From Heaven to Earth

Published on September 14, 2022

This exhibition is the largest gathering of Murillo’s paintings in the United States in 20 years.

While Spanish Golden Age painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is primarily known for his representations of the life of Christ and other Biblical scenes, "Murillo: From Heaven to Earth" focuses on his earthly depictions of secular subjects and everyday life in seventeenth-century Seville. The landmark exhibition features 50 paintings drawn from the Musée du Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Hispanic Society, and more.

For the first time in modern history, ordinary people—beggars, street urchins, and flower girls—are cast as the main characters of the cultural narratives and written tales of Murillo's time. Experience the artist’s masterful blending of the sacred and the secular, the earthly and the divine—only on view at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

For more information, please click here

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

Seven More Works at Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale

Published on September 12, 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, and an additional sale including seven works this past March, ARC has worked to place another seven masterworks into the upcoming “Contemporary Discoveries” sale at Sotheby’s New York. Works by important Contemporary Realists, Orley Ypon, Megan Read, Lesley Thiel, Hsin-Yao Tseng, Tina Spratt, Linda Adair, and Vanessa Lemen will be included. The auction is open for bidding, September 23 - October 3, 2022. More details and links will be provided once the sale goes up on the Sotheby’s website.

Image shown: In My Mind I'm a Warrior by Lesley Thiel

Foundation Year, Online Program by the Florence Classical Arts Academy

Published on September 12, 2022


The FCAA has created its first online program for classical painting and drawing that is not subscription-based but is a full-rounded course which takes you from basic knowledge to drawing and painting portraiture with a live model in 12 months.

Throughout the year, your progress is carefully monitored and enhanced through the system of personalized coaching. The program includes assignments, individual and group critique, student forum and exam sessions that provide accountability and structure to your daily online studies.

The Florence Classical Arts Academy is based on the analytical constructive method which will help you paint from imagination and create your own art rather than copy.

The classical foundation that you will acquire at FCAA can be applied to any sphere of art: painting, sculpture, animation, illustration, etc. Knowledge sets creativity free.

Begin your professional journey with the Florence Classical Arts Academy right from where you are.

Enrollment begins 10/10/2022

To learn more, please visit

Lyme Academy of Art seeks Managing Director

Published on September 9, 2022

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, seeks a Managing Director to start on or before December 1, 2022.

Lyme Academy is an Academy of professional artists that encourages individuality and innovation through skills-based training. By its commitment to training students in these skills and with engagement in contemporary discourse, the Academy will empower a new generation of artists and enrich the cultural life of the community.

Reporting to the Board, the Managing Director will define and oversee the financial and administrative infrastructure needed to support the mission of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. The Managing Director will continue to build and manage systems, including finance, accounting, marketing (including the website), fundraising, human resources and importantly, campus facilities.

To show interest in this opportunity and to receive the full position description once it becomes available, please click here

You may also email Laura Hansen at for more information.

Francisco Pradilla - The splendor and decline of history painting in Spain

Published on September 9, 2022

On display is a selection of eight works by Francisco Pradilla housed in the Museum. Together with the large painting Doña Juana la Loca and her sketch, exhibited in room 75, these works will enable the visitor to make a tour of his career as a history painter, a part of his profession that gave him his greatest fame. The exhibition also celebrates the centenary of the death of this artist, who was Director of the Prado Museum.

The exhibition runs from 3/21 - 10/23/22 at the Prado, Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain.

To learn more, please click here.

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


22nd Annual ARC Scholarship Winners Announced

Published on September 1, 2022

The ARC Scholarship Fund has awarded $31,000 in direct scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved™ art academy and atelier schools. This year our top prize, The Brian Yoder Memorial Scholarship Award, has been awarded to 18 year old Elena Poltavskaya, studying at the Florence Classical Art Academy. To view the full list of winners and examples of their works, visit the ARC Scholarship Results pages.

2022 New Adult Classes at the Vosler Atelier

Published on August 31, 2022

The Vosler Young Artists' Studio has added new Adult classes in Figure Drawing with Yeats Ihrig and Portrait drawing with Kerry Vosler. Both drawing classes will focus on structural, anatomical landmarks and more with models. These advanced courses will compliment the young artists program and provide new opportunities for adults at all levels.

Click for Adult Courses at Vosler Young Artists' Studio. 

Image Shown: Standing Male Nude from the back, Charcoal by Yeats Ihrig

Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of Water

Published on September 1, 2022

Between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Venice was a major artistic hub for American and European artists. This exhibition features paintings, etchings and 3-dimensional objects that explore the two Venetian worlds depicted by American artists during the late 19th, early 20th and 21st centuries. The “picturesque” demonstrates the attraction to Venice felt by American tourists, while the “realistic” depicts the grittier realism of an everyday Venetian’s life.

The exhibition runs from May 28 - September 5, 2022 at the Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Click here to learn more. 

Visit the ARC Calendar for more events and exhibitions.

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