Search blog

Home / News

ARC Allied Organization, Suggested Donation, has recently conducted and posted an interview with ARC Living Master™ Joseph McGurl.To listen to the full podcast, please click here. ...

Read


The Florence Academy of Art offers a full time NASAD accredited Certificate program and intensive workshops in Sculpture. New this year is a two-week all-day course, Sculpting the Portrait from Life ...

Read


The Texas Academy of Figurative Art (TAFA) opens TAFA Gallery with the inaugural exhibition "Reconfigure" featuring beautiful works of realist, figurative art by TAFA artists. Opening reception is S ...

Read


14 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Andrea Bills’s drawing titled, Waiting for Alice, has now been added to the ARC Collection."My insp ...

Read


17 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Seth Haverkamp’s painting titled, House and Home has now been added to the ARC Collection"The girl ...

Read


A new podcast has been added to the Video and Podcast page in the Education section of the ARC Website. Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students and Artist-Teachers, conducts interview ...

Read


29 August, 2017

The ARC is pleased to announce a new Museum Award will be added to the 13th International ARC Salon Competition titled, The Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award:Springville Museum The Springvill ...

Read


The ARC Approved™ London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) is moving to a new London location: 371 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT. The new studio will open on the 2nd of October for full-tim ...

Read


17 July, 2014

For the first time in my life I have applied for the Art Renewal Salon 2014 and really did not expect anything to come out of it. To my great surprise, not only did I make it as a finalist, but both ...

Read


17 February, 2015

"I've studied Art History at university and I've always felt fascinated by Humanist or Traditional Art. For this reason I was very surprised when, in 19th Century Art classes, my teacher never said a ...

Read


Lesson 10 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.The DVI is using Patreon to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Patreon subscribers gain exclusive acces ...

Read


Joaquin Sorolla y Batista Exhibition CatalogA new 536 - page hardcover catalog has been published and printed in Spain for the opening of the Sorolla Exhibition at the Prado May 26, 2009.This new volu ...

Read


13 March, 2017

IX Arts, an ARC Allied Organization™, now has a new website to showcase their art show and symposium that is dedicated solely to imaginative realism.To see their new website, please visit www.imaginat ...

Read


Anthony Waichulis and his artists of ARC Approved Ani Art Academy Waichulis have just released their new Language of Painting 4 disc DVD series.This is their sequel to the Language of Drawing 3 disk ...

Read


Erik Bossik, creator of "How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step by Step Guide" has released a new instructional video titled "Underpainting Secrets for Artists". In this eighty-fi ...

Read


The Gallery for ARC Living Master™, Dan Thompson is now available for viewing on ARC. In 2006, Dan Thompson co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. He has also instructed privat ...

Read


The Gallery for ARC Living Master™, Dan Thompson is now available for viewing on ARC. In 2006, Dan Thompson co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. He has also instructed privat ...

Read


The Florence Academy of Art opens its first U.S. branch at Mana Contemporary. The academy will offer a full time accredited academic program in Drawing and Painting, as well as workshops, in its 10, ...

Read


19 September, 2012

Oracle by Juliette AristidesThe staff and faculty at Cypress College in Southern California, are presenting an exhibition that includes major works by some of the finest Contemporary Figurati ...

Read


We would like to introduce a new set of six DVDs to the ARC Store, presented by On Air Video. These new DVDs cover the basics from Color Mixology, Anatomy, Measuring Methods, Perspective, and more. ...

Read


The first in a series of 15 plus articles by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times. This series will be a thorough synopsis and reevaluation of late French and English Aca ...

Read


21 October, 2016

The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19t ...

Read


The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th ...

Read


3 November, 2016

The Da Vinci Initiative has released Lesson 7 - Envelope in the Bargue course. This lesson teaches the importance of using envelopes when creating an accurate drawing. The DVI is using Patreon, a su ...

Read


15 December, 2016

Lesson 13 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.The DVI is using Patreon to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Patreon subscribers gain exclusive acces ...

Read


21 February, 2013

This instructional documentary follows ARC Associate Living Master™ Thomas Kegler as he completes an oil painting on a linen panel outdoors. Over the course of two late summer days, Kegler captures t ...

Read


The Artist's Guide to Perspective with Patrick Connors, is a two disk DVD set that focus on the foundations of perspective. The viewer can gain experience working with vanishing points, picture planes ...

Read


Now you can learn the training techniques of the masters in this easy-to-follow instructional guide, Drawing the Bargue. For the first time, artist and instructor Fernando Freitas of the international ...

Read


Each month the Art Renewal Center will add a new artwork by William Bouguereau never shown on our website to the ARC Museum. Posters made from these new files along with several other images of paint ...

Read


Two new artworks by William Bouguereau have been added to the ARC Museum from the Catalog Raisonné on William Bouguereau, a 903 page groundbreaking two-volume publication.La Priere of 1878 as wel ...

Read


ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art Toronto is excited to present a second location in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. ARA Boston opened November 1st, 2008.Cindy MacMillan, one of the first Gradua ...

Read


ARC is pleased to announce the availability of new books by two of our Living Masters™ in the ARC Store. To find out more information about ARC Living Master David Bowers' beautiful book, The E ...

Read


Sophie An Edwardian Childhood written by Lady Sophie Helen Blair Harding, the daughter of famous 19th century artist Edmund Blair Leighton and published/edited by her decedents, this book is an ins ...

Read


ARC Living Master™ Ted Seth Jacobs has written a definitive reference for both the professional as well as the art student. A true dictionary of human form, it provides a complete analysis and expla ...

Read


ARC Living Master™ Richard Whitney has recently published Painting the Visual Impression, a beautiful full color book which summarizes the fundamental ideas of representational painting. It focuses o ...

Read


Basic Human Anatomy: A Guide for Visual Artists by Robert Osti teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using ...

Read


The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19t ...

Read


The Oil Painters of America Award - $1,000Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founde ...

Read


ARC is Proud to Announce its new automated salon entry form! We are now accepting entries for the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. This year we are offering the large ...

Read


Four new images have been added to the gallery of ARC Living Artist™, Mark Lovett. Click here to visit the Mark Lovett gallery. Field of Gold by Mark Lovett ...

Read


12 February, 2007

2/7/2007: 25 new works of artAdded Geraldine Jacoba Van De Sande Bakhuyzen [1]; Alexandre Calame [1]; Joseph Clark [1]; Hans Dahl [1]; William Turner Delonde [1]; Arthur John Elsley [1]; William Powel ...

Read


We have recently added 50 new old master and 19th century artist photographs thanks to another image donation by Don Kurtz.Photographs have been added for the following artists:Aublet, Albert / Baton ...

Read


12 February, 2007

8 new artist lettersAdded Louise Abbema [3]; John George Brown [1]; John Bagnold Burgess [1]; Edward Burne-Jones [4]; Horace de Callias [3]; Frantz Charlet [1]; Leon Cogniet [1]; George Vicat Cole [1 ...

Read


Portrait of Maria Elisabeth Theresia (Elise) Schwartze-Herrmann with her grandchildren Letty and Lizzy Ansingh by Thérèse SchwartzeARC is pleased to announce the addition of new biographical informa ...

Read


12 October, 2011

Jean Eugene Buland's "Le Tripot" is an excellent example of the transition that saw him move away from his early Symbolism work to a much more realistic portrayal of scenes from everyday life. L ...

Read


Since Easter is right around the corner, we thought it an appropriate time to add this new article to the website by Kara Lysandra Ross, ARC director of Operations. William Bouguereau (1825-1905), ...

Read


Chats With Famous Painters, by Wallace Wood, was salvaged from a damaged issue of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume XLVII, No. 2, December, 1893. The article features numerous i ...

Read


16 December, 2011

E. Blair Leighton: The Prominent Outsider, by ARC Director of Operations Kara Lysandra Ross is now available on the ARC website. Despite his relative anonymity within a historical period still bei ...

Read


ARC has recently posted an article by international author and lecturer Alexandra York titled "The Fourth "R" in Education; Reading, WRiting, ARithmetic and ARt".  The artic ...

Read


12 August, 2018

How Artists Can Begin Selling More Artwork is a book review of Eric Rhoads’ book Make More Money Selling Your Art, written by Kara Lysandra Ross, ARC Co-Chair and Chief Operating Offi ...

Read


Michael John Angel, head of ARC Approved Angel Academy of Art in Florence has written a new article about Caravaggio and his painting The Betrayal of Christ.The Betrayal of Christ by Caravaggio"Duri ...

Read


The Epoch Times has published the speech given by Kara Lysandra Ross at the International Guild of Realism's 7th annual juried exhibition entitled "Why Realist Art Matters". To read the speech click h ...

Read


ARC Living Master™ Stephen Gjertson defines the term and origins of Classical Realism, a movement which continues today.Click Here to read the article: Classical Realismby Stephen Gjertson Click H ...

Read


Opening Night at the MEAM: Line to Get In "It was a Friday night. The museum was hopping. It felt like it was the number one night club of Barcelona by the time the award ceremonies commenced at the o ...

Read


"The 2015 Representational Art Conference, which was held this past November 1st through the 4th, is one of the most important events for the visual arts in our culture to come into existence. In only ...

Read


17 August, 2012

Learn more about the winners of the 2011/2012 ARC Salon and their award winning works: Excerpt below is about the Bouguereau Award Winner, David Gluck's, The Trapper. This work mixes a Rembrandtes ...

Read


3 February, 2014

William Bouguereau's “Virgin of the Lilies” versus “Madonna of the Roses” was recently published in the Epoch Times. La Vierge Aux Lys La Madone aux RosesAlthough William Bouguereau (1825–1905), p ...

Read


Students of the Aristides Atelier present classical drawings and paintings founded in traditional academic techniques while highlighting the artists' own observational skills, demonstrating how studen ...

Read


Jennifer - detail by Tenaya Sims The Georgetown Atelier is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier. Click here to view the Georgetown Atelier Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools sectio ...

Read


The ARC is pleased to announce that the official launch of the new and improved website will occur on September 18th, 2017.We will be publishing a series of videos on the ARC You Tube Channel, as prev ...

Read


The ARC is pleased to announce that the official launch of the new and improved website will occur on September 18th, 2017. We will be publishing a series of videos on the ARC You Tube Chan ...

Read


18 September, 2017

Welcome to the new ARC website! This was a two year project and a massive undertaking. We hope you enjoy the many new features available to you. Just as with any new website of this massive scope, the ...

Read


The new ARC website will launch this coming Monday, September 18th. The new website will have an updated look and feel as well as organizational structure. The new website will also include many addi ...

Read


Cast Your Votes and Have Your Opinion Heard! This year we are excited to introduce our 1st ever People's Choice Award! Cast up to 10 votes for your 10 favorite works once results post ...

Read


The International Arts and Culture Group (TIAC), is an ARC Allied Organization based in Florence, Italy, with branches in China & Australia. This non-profit organization believes that craftsmanshi ...

Read


29 September, 2016

We are pleased to announce the second purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon. Barbara Fox's drawing titled, Carra, has now been added to the ARC collection."The drawing Carra was inspired ...

Read


6 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Joshua LaRock’s painting titled, Laura in Black, has now been added to the ARC Collection.Laura in ...

Read


10 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Gregory Mortenson's painting titled, Polka Dots, has now been added to the ARC Collection."In the a ...

Read


21 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Julie Bell’s painting titled, White Velvet has now been added to the ARC Collection. "This horse's ...

Read


28 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Adam Clague’s painting titled Knitter's Gift has now been added to the ARC Collection."Inspiration ...

Read


3 November, 2016

We are pleased to announce the next purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. Carmen Ruiz Segura's painting titled, Don Quijote, has now been added to the ARC Collection. "This ...

Read


Artist Joel Carson Jones has been approved as an ARC Living Master™Visit the Joel Carson Jones Gallery ...

Read


ARC is happy to welcome Vala Ola as an ARC Living Master™! Vala Ola is an artist who passionately and relentlessly seeks to create artworks that show her dedication to excellence. Her classical t ...

Read


We would like to officially welcome Steven Christopher Seward as an ARC Living Master™. Seward usually prefers to paint people either doing something or in an environment that is significa ...

Read


We would like to welcome the First Place Figurative Category winner from the 2011/2012 ARC Salon as an ARC Living Master™. Orley hails from Toledo, Cebu, Philippines. He discovered a love for ...

Read


Although Oleszkiewicz has been studying art and painting for some time, it wasn't until 2007 that she began to see what the future might hold for her as an artist. Upon entering several art competi ...

Read


Kailin Zhao's work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S and is part of notable public and private collections. His art works has been shown to Ar ...

Read


We would like to officially welcome Joke Frima as an ARC Living Master™. Cherry Blossom in the Early Spring Lightby Joke Frima Frima a meticulous painter, zooms in with precision on green pl ...

Read


Reclining in White by Jeremy Lipking We would like to officially welcome Jeremy Lipking as an ARC Living Master™. Jeremy Lipking has emerged as one of the country's premier realist ...

Read


We would like to officially welcome Adrian Gottlieb as an ARC Living Master™. One is immediately struck by the painterly quality of Gottlieb's work. While he has expanded his themes, Gottl ...

Read


Thoughts of Whistler by Tony ProPro's influences are the likes of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and Philip Alexius de Laszlo. The California Impressionists such as Edgar Payne an ...

Read


Arantzazu Martinez is an academic painter from Vitoria, Spain. She attended the Fine Arts University of the Basque Country and graduated in 2000. Unable to find any classical art training, she moved t ...

Read


He Lihuai was born in Chongqing, China in 1961. He worked as an art designer at Capital Museum from 1985 to 1996 after receiving Art of Bachelor degree in oil painting at Tianjin Academy of Fine Ar ...

Read


God's Gift by John BuxtonWe would like to welcome John Buxton, a painter of American history and heritage as an ARC Living Master™. Because his paintings are extensively researched, they enjoy an ...

Read


We would like to welcome Robert Liberace as an ARC Living Master™. Liberace is known for his inspiring and information-packed teaching style. Through teaching classes and workshops in the U.S. and abr ...

Read


Dmitry Sevryukov is a modern realist artist. The breathtaking beauty of his works attracts many fans of realism. From his childhood, he had a dream and did all he could to get it. He worked hard ...

Read


Julie Bell should be singled out as winning the most awards in any one competition ARC has ever held. In the 2012/2013 ARC Salon she won First Place in the Imaginative Realist Category, First and Th ...

Read


Ardith Starostka has been receiving regular awards and honors for her work since 2000. In addition to being an Art Renewal Center Living Master™, Starostka is an International Guild of Realism-Signa ...

Read


When Your Lover Has Goneby Gordon HanleyFascinated by the drawings of da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, since 2009 Gordon Hanley's art shifted from watercolor painting to drawings in the Renaissan ...

Read


Hsin-Yao, having already developed a signature style, has had his work recognized by the major art magazines of today, as well as by an unprecedented number of highly prestigious galleries. Hsin-Yao ...

Read


ARC is pleased to welcome Anna Wypych as an ARC Living Master™. Obvious true, there is one girl not two by Anna Wypych Anna Wypych's works of art transcend the commonplace to enter the realm ...

Read


We are pleased to welcome Shane Wolf as our newest ARC Living Master™.Educated in the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, in Florence, Shane Wolf (originally from Cincinnati) attended the prestigious A ...

Read


23 December, 2015

ARC is pleased to announce Joshua LaRock as our newest ARC Living Master™.“LaRock's works are an ode to the past while being filtered through his contemporary point of reference. Even when referencin ...

Read


19 February, 2016

ARC is pleased to welcome Jeff Hein as our newest Living Master™!Jeff Hein is an American artist born 1974. He works in a variety of mediums but is best known for his figurative oil paintings. In 2007 ...

Read


Greg Hildebrandt and his identical twin brother, Tim, were born in Detroit, Michigan in 1939. Both boys were avid artists from a young age and carried their artistic passion with them throughout their ...

Read


ARC is pleased to welcome Wang Kun as our newest ARC Living Master™."In terms of character expression, I am more likely to focus on depicting Chinese women. They are dignified and beautiful with uniqu ...

Read


ARC is pleased to welcome Mary Pettis as our newest Living Master™."Mary Pettis divides her time equally between the studio and outdoors. Her decades of training and the experiences from hundred ...

Read


Richard MacDonald is now an ARC Living Master™Click here to see the Richard MacDonald Gallery Nureyev, Half Lifeby Richard MacDonald ...

Read


ARC is pleased to welcome Peter Fiore as an ARC Living Master™! Fiore's compositional simplicity with the complexity of his lively brushwork makes him a standout. Employing a deceptively wi ...

Read


ARC is happy to welcome Marina Dieul as an ARC Living Master™.Marina Dieul was born in France. She showed great interest in painting and drawing from an early age, and her family encoura ...

Read


September 2018 14 posts
August 2018 25 posts
July 2018 21 posts
June 2018 23 posts
May 2018 21 posts
April 2018 20 posts
March 2018 21 posts
February 2018 18 posts
January 2018 20 posts

2017

December 2017 14 posts
November 2017 17 posts
October 2017 24 posts
September 2017 17 posts
August 2017 25 posts
July 2017 15 posts
June 2017 19 posts
May 2017 21 posts
April 2017 60 posts
March 2017 36 posts
February 2017 24 posts
January 2017 19 posts

2016

December 2016 21 posts
November 2016 21 posts
October 2016 33 posts
September 2016 23 posts
August 2016 23 posts
July 2016 17 posts
June 2016 21 posts
May 2016 20 posts
April 2016 21 posts
March 2016 21 posts
February 2016 16 posts
January 2016 15 posts

2015

December 2015 19 posts
November 2015 20 posts
October 2015 24 posts
September 2015 20 posts
August 2015 20 posts
July 2015 20 posts
June 2015 21 posts
May 2015 21 posts
April 2015 18 posts
March 2015 22 posts
February 2015 18 posts
January 2015 12 posts

2014

December 2014 18 posts
November 2014 18 posts
October 2014 22 posts
September 2014 21 posts
August 2014 20 posts
July 2014 22 posts
June 2014 18 posts
May 2014 21 posts
April 2014 18 posts
March 2014 16 posts
February 2014 12 posts
January 2014 14 posts

2013

December 2013 13 posts
November 2013 11 posts
October 2013 16 posts
September 2013 18 posts
August 2013 14 posts
July 2013 14 posts
June 2013 16 posts
May 2013 15 posts
April 2013 20 posts
March 2013 14 posts
February 2013 13 posts
January 2013 17 posts

2012

December 2012 12 posts
November 2012 11 posts
October 2012 14 posts
September 2012 14 posts
August 2012 18 posts
July 2012 16 posts
June 2012 9 posts
May 2012 13 posts
April 2012 12 posts
March 2012 10 posts
February 2012 6 posts
January 2012 13 posts

2011

December 2011 11 posts
November 2011 9 posts
October 2011 11 posts
September 2011 14 posts
August 2011 7 posts
July 2011 4 posts
June 2011 4 posts
May 2011 6 posts
April 2011 8 posts
March 2011 3 posts
February 2011 2 posts
January 2011 3 posts

2010

December 2010 6 posts
November 2010 3 posts
October 2010 3 posts
September 2010 2 posts
August 2010 9 posts
July 2010 8 posts
June 2010 5 posts
May 2010 5 posts
April 2010 4 posts
March 2010 7 posts
February 2010 15 posts
January 2010 2 posts

2009

December 2009 5 posts
November 2009 2 posts
October 2009 10 posts
September 2009 3 posts
August 2009 1 posts
July 2009 18 posts
June 2009 8 posts
May 2009 5 posts
April 2009 7 posts
March 2009 7 posts
February 2009 14 posts
January 2009 10 posts

2008

December 2008 7 posts
November 2008 4 posts
October 2008 9 posts
September 2008 12 posts
August 2008 5 posts
July 2008 4 posts
June 2008 12 posts
May 2008 3 posts
April 2008 9 posts
March 2008 8 posts
February 2008 7 posts
January 2008 3 posts

2007

December 2007 6 posts
November 2007 5 posts
October 2007 10 posts
September 2007 8 posts
August 2007 4 posts
July 2007 5 posts
June 2007 5 posts
May 2007 4 posts
April 2007 4 posts
March 2007 10 posts
February 2007 4 posts