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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 thri ...

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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 larg ...

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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 usin ...

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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, 2 ...

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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 submis ...

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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 ove ...

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15 March, 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 ...

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14 March, 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 Associ ...

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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 Chiaros ...

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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 comp ...

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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, Bosto ...

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‘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 peri ...

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5 March, 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, 6 ...

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Join the Da Vinci Initiative's first ever open house in their new teaching studio! Gather with artists, educators, and supporters in celebrating the formation of  The Da Vinci Initiative Atelie ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Kevin Murphy as an ARC Associate Living Master™! With no measurable formal training, Kevin Murphy began his career in the art industry at the age of 23 as an illustrator. ...

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The California Arts Club, an ARC Allied Organization, is holding their 108th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition.     More than 300 sculptures and paintings of genres ranging from landscapes an ...

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The European Museum of Modern Art will be presenting 'Painting Today', an international exhibition of contemporary realist figurative painting. The MEAM has commissioned curator Didi Menendez, from ...

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26 February, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master™, Tina Garrett, is holding her first ever solo oil painting show, "Pieces of Me” featuring an intimate look into the unbounded inspiration Tina finds in her wide ran ...

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The ARC ApprovedSM Florence Classical Arts Academy will be holding an exhibition in honor of the 500th death anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci.  The anatomy artwork of Alexey Bakhtin and student ...

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This course is designed for people who would like to receive the foundation training in drawing and painting at the ARC Approved Florence Classical Art Academy. The summer course allows student ...

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ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott will be giving a lecture on oil painting materials and methods that will give an artist's paintings the best chance of surviving over the long term. This lecture wi ...

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21 February, 2019

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Hermitage Amsterdam, two anniversary exhibitions featuring a cross-section of masterpieces from the entire collection of the St Petersburg State Hermita ...

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The 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, which is now on display at the MEAM Musuem in Barcelona Spain, was recently featured on a news segment on Barcelona-TV.  The ARC Salon Exhibit is op ...

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Trompe l’oeil means the illusory reproduction of real-life objects by artistic methods, giving the viewer the impression of the actual thing being present rather than a depiction.  The&nb ...

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On Friday, February 8th, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) held their official Award Ceremony at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain to launch the opening of the 13th Internation ...

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Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture will be the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80). A painter of portrait ...

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14 February, 2019

Arcadia Contemporary and the Art Renewal Center are proud to present "ARC Visions 2019," a group exhibition featuring the prestigious winners of the "Arcadia Contemporary Award" ...

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The Da Vinci Initiative is celebrating the opening of their new studio space. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM at 930 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6301. For mo ...

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Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist focuses on the artist’s treatment of the modern figure through approximately 70 paintings from public and private collections around the world. A timely reev ...

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8 February, 2019

Bouguereau & America showcases more than forty masterful paintings by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The exhibition explores the artist’s remarkable popularity thro ...

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6 February, 2019

ARC Living Master™ Ken Salaz will be releasing a new book this March titled Landscapes in Oil. Landscapes in Oil is the first-ever comprehensive guide to classical landscape painting rein ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan has recently conducted a video interview with Emilio Longo, Visual Arts Teacher and author of Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students a ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Stephen Jesic as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™. Stephen has been an artist from his youth, and it has been now more than twenty years since he was able to devote ...

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31 January, 2019

Emilio Longo, Visual Arts Teacher and author of Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students and Artist-Teachers has recently conducted a podcast interview with ARC Living Master ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome the St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence as our newest ARC Approved AtelierSM! The State Academy of St. Petersburg I. E. Repin has recently opened an official branch in ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome John Cogan as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™! John paints almost exclusively in acrylic, working on canvas or panel. He strives to capture creation’s splendor ...

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28 January, 2019

ARC is proud to welcome Sandy Sherman as our newest ARC Living Artist™! Sandy Sherman, a native of New Hampshire, has been painting in a realistic manner since 1980. Her forte is still life paintin ...

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Portrait Painting with David Gray Workshop runs from 4/1/2019 - 4/5/2019 at the ARC ApprovedSM Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art. David's signature style reveals a personal and contemporary expression ...

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Following her success in the Pastel 100 and Strokes of Genius competitions last year, ARC Associate Living Master Svetlana Cameron was invited to be a featured artist in the special 20th anniversary ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Linda Schroeter as an Associate Living Master™! Linda worked as a commercial illustrator and graphic designer in the corporate world for over 28 years. During that time, s ...

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23 January, 2019

The ARC ApprovedSM Florence Academy of Art U.S. is holding its newest exhibition, 'PRISM', which is curated by Stephen Bauman and Edmond Rochat. The exhibition will feature a range of subj ...

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20 January, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Katsu Nakajima as a new ARC Living Master™! "Around 2008, realizing that his mission in life was to become an artist, he started producing oil paintings while learnin ...

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On February 1, 2019, Sotheby's, New York will be holding an auction for important 19th Century European art.  The auction includes several works by William Bouguereau, Frederick Arth ...

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ARC ApprovedSM London Atelier of Representational Art is delighted to announce their inaugural Easter Scholarship Competition!  LARA London will host one first prize winner for the full two ...

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A rare artist, this Belgian master of Symbolism has not had a retrospective in Paris for nearly forty years.     The exhibition brings together around one hundred emblematic examples of ...

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16 January, 2019

This exhibition is the first solo show of the work of Edward Burne-Jones at the Tate since 1933. The exhibition charts Burne-Jones’s rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of t ...

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The exhibition of the work of American painter, Daniel Graves, will be the first in Florence since the artist's arrival in the city 40 years ago. The venue - the Accademia's exhibition hall - offers ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ Gezien Van De Riet recently posted in her blog the last section of her speech at TRAC 2018 titled "Imitation and Imagination". Her lecture on naturalistic r ...

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Grand Central Atelier is inviting all high school students interested in learning more about studying art to attend portrait drawing session from a live, clothed model alongside the instructors. No ...

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A new article was recently published in Quillette by TRAC Chair, Michael Pearce, titled "The Avant Garde’s Slide into Irrelevance". "Many adherents to the aesthetics of the ...

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ARC Living Masters™ Jacob Collins and Patricia Watwood, and artists Stephen Bauman and Anthony Mastromatteo will be holding a panel discussion moderated by Dale Zinkowski at the Salmagundi Club, 47 ...

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4 January, 2019

This is the first-ever major monograph exhibition dedicated to the 16th-century Netherlandish painter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of his death. Over 90 ...

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During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. Artists from Germany and Scandinavia often t ...

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With some 120 masterpieces, the show presents the groundbreaking artistic innovations at the birthplace of the Renaissance. A comprehensive selection of exquisite panel paintings, sculptures and dra ...

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Mysteries abound in Italian Renaissance drawings. Sometimes even the simplest question—“Who drew it?”—is up for debate. Featuring spectacular drawings from the Getty collection and rarely-seen works ...

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The painting that won Best in Show in the 13th International ARC Salon Competition, Ming Yu’s painting “In Bvlag”,  went missing just days before the launch of the traveling exhibitio ...

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The ARC ApprovedSM Grand Central Atelier is holding their annual holiday party with silent auction, live raffle, and exhibition on December 14, 2018 from 6-10 pm. Painted still life sketches by GCA ...

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13 December, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome the Atelier of Fine Art as our newest ARC ApprovedSM Atelier! The Atelier of Fine Art, located in Los Angeles, CA, is devoted to the classical education of realism through ...

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The REAL Academy of Art is our newest ARC ApprovedSM Atelier. Based in Denver, CO, The REAL Academy's mission is to teach drawing and painting inspired by the methods of the Renaissance Masters a ...

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The Chiaroscuro Atelier is holding their 4th annual Christmas Show and Party. This year the show is dedicated to Small works, which would be perfect for Christmas gifts. There will be a musical p ...

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6 December, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART) as our newest allied organization. American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century is a New York City 501(c)3 non ...

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The 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition is now open in Sotheby's, Los Angeles.  The Grand Opening took place yesterday evening and approximately 300 guests attended the exhibition. The ex ...

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The Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to realist art and skill-based training techniques in the visual arts, is bringing the world renown ARC Salon Ex ...

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ARC Living Master Shaun Downey will be holding a solo exhibition at Arcadia Contemporary entitled "Reflections". The exhibition runs from December 8 - 21, 2018 at Arcadia Contemporary loc ...

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The ARC Approved Princeton Academy of Art will be holding their very first Open House on Friday, November 30th from 6-8pm.      Hors d'oeuvres & beverages will be served, studen ...

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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s preferred genre ...

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21 November, 2018

We are clearing out our inventory of some of our past issues of the International ARC Salon Catalogues. Our remaining issues of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Annual ...

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The Almost Miniatures Exhibition is collection of small works for the Holiday created by some of the best painters on the east coast. ARC Living Master™ Sergio Roffo is among the participating ...

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15 November, 2018

ARC is pleased to welcome Zu Sheng Yu as an ARC Living Artist™! Zu Sheng Yu constantly challenges himself in an artistic sense. His versatility and creative passion lead him through life to create ...

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15 November, 2018

A Collector’s Feast presents the work of 37 of today's leading and emerging Contemporary Realist artists. A myriad of classical styles in various mediums are represented. All of the paintings and s ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Anni Crouter as our newest Associate Living Master™! Born in Chicago, but growing up in Flint, Michigan, Anni Crouter started painting and drawing before she could read or ...

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ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima will be exhibiting at PAN Amsterdam, which exhibits art, antiques and design. Every year more than 45,000 art and antique lovers gather to see over 100 vendors. Joke ...

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Figurative Realism curated by Dirk Dzimirsky PoetsArtists Magazine is calling for entries for the December 2018 issue. This is the magazine's 100th issue and will be dedicated to Figurative Rea ...

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ARC Select: The Modern Muse is still underway. If you have not had a chance to see the show, it will be open through November 16th at Rehs Contemporary Galleries located at 5 East 57th Street 8th Fl ...

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9 November, 2018

Power and Piety presents exquisite paintings, sculpture, silver pieces, furniture and decorative devotional objects made in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late 17th to ...

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8 November, 2018

Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making the nude central to their art. Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, these art ...

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7 November, 2018

ARC Living Master™ Mary Pettis will unveil her 5 newest signature paintings. Hosted in downtown Minneapolis at Orchestra Hall, the exhibition will be presented during the performance of Beethov ...

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In their lifelong pursuit of figurative art, artists often focus on the "hows" of acquiring skills and knowledge, but not the "whys," "wheres" and "whats." &q ...

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2 November, 2018

Over a year in the making, The Human Condition exhibition is a collaborative effort between Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists magazine, Ana Montoya of AnArte Gallery in San Antonio, and curating artist ...

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2 November, 2018

Artelibre Gallery in collaboration with the "Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes" is holding ModPortrait, the 5th annual painting contest focusing solely on portraiture. This year, the co ...

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29 October, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan's drawing "Laktisma" has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). The exhibition will be on display ...

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ARC Select: The Modern Muse explores how the traditional notion of the muse is invoked by a diverse and eclectic group of contemporary artists and the ways their inspiration manifests itself in thei ...

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30 October, 2018

Alexandra York has recently written an article in Newsmax about The Da Vinci Initiative and the Art Renewal Center titled "Art Renewal Center Brings Art Education to Public Schools". &quo ...

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PoetArtists Magazine has recently published an article by David Molesky on their website about the 13th ARC Salon. "Before it opened to the public, I was invited to view the 13th Art Renewal C ...

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John William Godward was among the brightest stars of the late Graeco-Roman painters during classicism's twilight years. Some believe he equaled Alma-Tadema in his depiction of marble and flowers an ...

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24 October, 2018

A solo show of realist still life paintings by ARC Associate Living Master™ Alex Callaway will be on view at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, 4 Brook St, Birmingham United Kingdom ...

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The Arts and Artists Foundation is holding the 10th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition 2019, which has a First Prize for Painting of up to €36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition ...

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The ARC Approved Florence Classical Arts Academy offers a One-Year Course, which can be extended then into the full Three-Year Course https://www.artac.org/diploma-in-visual-arts. This course p ...

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On Friday October 12th at the LUX Art Institute, seven works from The 13th International ARC Salon were on display for The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Night. The seven art pieces were from arti ...

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ARC Living Master™ Daniel Gerhartz, is among 13 artists including Molly Johnson, Bren Sibilsky, and William A. Suys, Jr., who are featured in this exhibition.  These artists look beyond the ...

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17 October, 2018

Jacopo Tintoretto was one of the preeminent Venetian painters of the sixteenth century, renowned for his monumental narrative scenes and his insightful portraits of patricians and citizens. In celeb ...

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12 October, 2018

IX 2018 is a ground-breaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to imaginative realism—bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intend ...

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ARC Select: The Modern Muse is the third annual ARC Select exhibition. This year's show features works by Linda Adair, Hiroshi Furuyoshi, David Bowers, Amanda Greive, Randalf Dilla and Michael van Z ...

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This exhibition highlights the artwork and enduring kinship of three top landscape and maritime painters ARC Living Masters™ William R. Davis and Joseph McGurl and artist Don Demers. This event i ...

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On Friday October 12th from 6pm – 10pm at the LUX Art Institute, seven works from The 13th International ARC Salon will be on display for The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Night. The seven art p ...

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We are pleased to announce the addition of William Davis as an ARC Living Master™! William Davis grew up in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He is a self-taught artist whose oil paintings typica ...

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ARC Living Master™ Shane Wolf has the immense pleasure of announcing the launch of Art’s Rose www.ArtsRose.com. This online art gallery, the first of its kind, is dedicated to offering unique and o ...

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This year The Art Renewal Center is honored and delighted to have partnered with Fashion Week San Diego®.  At the signature kick-off event, The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Night, ...

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ARC Associate Living Master™ Michelle Jung is having a solo exhibition, at the Guild of Boston Artists President's Gallery from October 6th through October 27th. The opening reception is Saturday, O ...

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American Masters returns to the Salmagundi Club with a special exhibition and sale commemorating its 10th anniversary. American Masters 2018 features nearly 70 of today’s finest realist artists, of ...

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