New Educational Article Series
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 Academic Painting (1849-1900).

The Introduction to the educational series can now be viewed by clicking here.

Posted August 24th, 2016

Scholarship Winners Announced
For anyone who has not yet heard, winners of the 2016 ARC Scholarship Competition have now been announced.

To view the full list of winners, click here.

Third Place Winner – Zi
Justin Matthew Tecson
Laguna Beach, age 22
Laguna College of Art and Design

Posted August 23rd, 2016

Chronicles of Solitude: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark
This exhibition marks the 100th death anniversary of one of Denmark’s most distinguished Symbolist painters.
Employing a strict palette of colors, Hammershøi depicted the interior of his apartment at Strandgade 30, Copenhagen, and the streets of the Danish capital, as devoid of life. Also shown at the exhibition will be the works of Franz von Stuck, illuminating the larger European context in which Hammershøi worked.
The exhibit runs from now through September 25, 2016 and takes place at Frye Art Museum – 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted August 23rd, 2016

ARC Scholarship Competition Results Announced

First Place Winner – Figure Drawing
Justas Varpucanskis
Florence Academy of Art
The ARC Scholarship Fund Distributes over $30,000 in Direct Scholarships to Aid Students at ARC Approved™ Art Academy and Atelier Schools:

As those familiar with ARC and its mission know, the organization is involved in numerous projects, all in support of a return to an appreciation of great and enduring art, to the visual expression of shared humanity, and to academic, skill-based, art education. At ARC we view our scholarship program as one of the most important. In order for future generations to produce great art, we must not lose the accumulated knowledge of the last several centuries. At our ARC Approved Atelier™ schools, we know these methods are still taught by some of the greatest artists alive today and the students who are the recipients of these scholarships will receive the training necessary to create great works of art and carry the knowledge to the next generation.

To view this year’s winners, click here.

Posted August 19th, 2016

Eric Armusik Painting Project
ARC Associate Living Master™ Eric Armusik has recently begun a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an epic 24 month painting project.
The artist is undertaking the challenge of painting a near-life sized rendition of Dante’s Inferno on 40 – 4ft x 5ft panels for a traveling museum show and book.
To learn more and help fund this project, please visit

Posted August 18th, 2016

Upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition

Reflections by Donald Clapper
75 international Realist artists will showcase their latest masterworks at Gallery 1261 located on 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204. This represents one of the largest Realism shows ever displayed for this genre in the west.
The International Guild of Realism’s eleventh annual gallery show will open with a gala reception Friday, August 26th from 6 – 9 PM at the gallery’s downtown Denver location. Over 35 of the artists will be in attendance including artists from Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada.

The show will run until September 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit

Posted August 17th, 2016

Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece
Completed when he was just twenty-three years old, Rembrandt’s Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver has long been recognized as the artist’s first masterpiece. The painting will be shown in the United States for the first time alongside a number of early self-portraits that show the young Rembrandt at the time he painted the panel, and two dozen etchings and drawings by the artist that show the development of his narrative style.
The exhibition runs until September 18, 2016 at the Morgan Library – 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

To learn more, please visit our events page.

Posted August 17th, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master™
We are pleased to welcome David Cheifetz as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™.

David is an internationally acclaimed and collected artist. A former architect, David began learning to paint in 2007 at the classical Schuler School of Fine Art and in 2009 made the transition to full time art.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted August 16th, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Gabriel Picart as an ARC Associate Living Master™.

Gabriel Picart was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1962, where he still lives and works. He considers himself a realist painter, working realistically though not photographically. While he has also become noted for his paintings of Barcelona and Venice, his main love is the human figure.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted August 12th, 2016

City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics
This exhibition considers the ever-evolving identities of Rome during a pivotal period in the city’s history, 1770–1870.

The exhibition displays a century of artistic impressions of Rome through a superb selection of prints and drawings by recognized masters such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, J. M. W. Turner, and Edward Lear along with lesser known artists whose work deserves greater attention.

The exhibition runs until September 11, 2016 at the Morgan Library, located on 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted August 11th, 2016

John Hunn Painting Acquired by MEAM
Congratulations to ARC Living Artist™ John Hunn for having his painting “Saint in Training” acquired as part of the permanent collection in the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain.

Posted August 10th, 2016

ARC Scholarship Update

Brock Larson – Date Night
2nd Place – 2014 Salon
The Art Renewal Center will be announcing the results of the annual ARC Scholarship Competition next Friday, August 19, 2016.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Richard T. Scott Exhibit
ARC Associate Living Master™ Richard T. Scott will be displaying his painting, “Hearts of Men” at an exhibition titled “Fourth Wall”, which will also feature works by several other artists including Odd Nerdrum.
“Fourth Wall” is a term from theater, describing when a story breaks the illusory boundary between the actors and the audience. Likewise, this exhibition includes large scale works that break the “fourth wall” to directly challenge the viewer and involve them in the narrative.

The show takes place at the Paul Booth Gallery on 325 W 38th St. New York, NY from August 13 – September 10, 2016.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Della Robbia – Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
In the 15th century, Luca della Robbia invented a glazing technique for sculpture characterized by brilliant opaque whites and deep cerulean blues. The exhibition features about 50 objects, some never seen before in the US.

The exhibition runs from August 9 – December 4, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted August 5th, 2016

Vala Ola Demonstration
ARC Living Master™ Vala Ola will be sculpting at the Knox Gallery located in Park Plaza Beaver Creek, 46 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620 from August 6-7, 2016.

Three of Vala Ola’s Native American sculptures are on display in the nearby town of Avon, CO.

To learn more about this event, please click here.

Posted August 4th, 2016

Gordon Hanley News
ARC Living Master Gordon Hanley has recently posted a time-lapse video on his Facebook page. The video shows Hanley drawing a portrait, “Sarah-Jane”, in 24ct gold and compresses 5 days of work into 1 minute and 30 seconds.

To view the video, please click here.

Posted August 3rd, 2016

11th Annual IGOR Exhibition
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, will be hosting several art events for their annual juried exhibition. The events begin on August 24th and continue through to the Artist’s Reception on Friday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on August 26th.
The 11th Annual Exhibition will be held at Gallery 1261 – 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204 and will run from August 26 – September 17, 2016.

To learn more about this event, please visit

Posted August 2nd, 2016

High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter
Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century’s most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy, captured the elegance and opulence of his distinguished sitters with an unrivaled brilliance. The comprehensive exhibition presents a selection of these canvases, complemented by select items of period clothing. This major survey features works drawn from public, private, and royal collections around the world.

The exhibit runs through August 14, 2016 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted August 1st, 2016

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier – August Workshops
The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier is offering a great line up of workshops with master artists Graydon Parrish, Tony Curanaj and Juliette Aristides. BACAA is also hosting open model sessions on Wednesday evenings throughout August.

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA) is located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of San Carlos. Working in the methods of the old masters, BACAA offers art classes, workshops and intensive summer programs.

For more information, please click here.

Posted July 29th, 2016

Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon
The Art Institute of Chicago has been loaned the painting “The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries” by Jacques-Louis David from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Related paintings, works on paper, and sculpture in the Art Institute’s own collection will also be on display. A rarely exhibited sketchbook of studies for another renowned Napoleonic painting by David, “The Distribution of the Eagle Standards”, will be displayed near an interactive digital reconstruction that allows visitors to turn the book’s pages.

The exhibition runs now through October 9, 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted July 28th, 2016