The Representational Art Conference 2015

The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) is the premier international art conference focused on the philosophical underpinnings of representational art in the 21st Century. This year TRAC will explore the roots and principles of representation as they emerge after postmodernity. What are its guiding principles? Are there aesthetic themes that connect works of representational art?

TRAC provides a platform for discussion. It does not aspire to establishing a single monolithic aesthetic for representational art, but to identify commonalities, to help to understand the unique possibilities of representational art, and perhaps provide some illumination about future directions.

TRAC 2015 will take place at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach – 450 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 from November 1 – 4, 2015.

For more information, please click here.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

MEAM Exhibition Update

This month ARC Living Master™, Shane Wolf, personally delivered his painting of Songs of Sagesse (left panel), to the MEAM museum. This painting, which won the MEAM purchase award in the 2014/2015 International ARC Salon, is now apart of the museum’s permanent collection.
The painting will be exhibited as part of the live exhibition of the 2014/2015 International ARC Salon which will start at the MEAM museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th till December 28th 2015, and then travel to the Salmagundi Club where it will be on view from January 18th to February 4th, 2016.

To view more on this exhibition, click here.

Posted June 30th, 2015

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye
Caillebotte was among the most critically noted impressionist artists during the height of their activity in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Some 45 paintings from 1875 to 1882—the period in which Caillebotte was fully engaged with the impressionist movement—will provide a focused understanding of the provocative character and complexity of his artistic contributions, from spectacular images of the new public spaces designed by Baron Haussmann to visual meditations on leisure-time activities in and around Paris. The exhibit runs from June 28 – October 4, 2015 at the National Gallery of Art – 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC.

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


Paris Street By Caillebotte

Posted June 29th, 2015

MEAM/Salmagundi Exhibition Page

“Absolute Trust” – Best in Show
Arantzazu Martinez
This page has been created to track the progress of the selection process to the much-anticipated live exhibition of the 2014/2015 ARC Salon.

We will give regular updates as new works are added to the below list along with additional information about the artists and works to be included. This list is a work in progress and will include between 60 and 90 works in total.

To view the first 14 works to be included click here.

Posted June 26th, 2015

Cesar Santos Podcast
ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos has recently created an interview podcast with Suggested Donation, an ARC Allied Organization™, during his visit to the Grand Central Atelier.

Suggested Donation is a podcast devoted to the arts in all forms. Hosted by two contemporary painters, Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff, the conversations provide an insight into the creative mind.

To listen to this podcast, please click here.


Amore by Cesar Santos

Posted June 25th, 2015

LARA Open Studios
The ARC Approved Atelier™ London Atelier of Representational Art is holding an Open Studio on July 2nd from 6 to 9pm. This is a great opportunity to come and see the student’s work at the end of the academic year.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm, followed by a quick talk from LARA’s Director, James Napier, at 7.30pm.

LARA is located on W0012/14 West Wing Basement Studio, 1-45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH, UK.

Please RSVP by the 1st of July to: victoria@drawpaintsculpt.com.

Posted June 24th, 2015

The Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd
This exhibition of Dadd’s work, the most ambitious in decades, will tell his extraordinary story of genius, psychosis and eventual philosophical resignation to his fate. It will bring together some of the artist’s most brilliant works, including his masterpiece, The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke, generously lent by the Tate.

The show will run from June 16 through November 1, 2015 at the Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ, UK.

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

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley
150 years after the Smithsonian gallery housing his paintings burned to the ground, premier painter of the American West, John Mix Stanley, is receiving a long overdue retrospective exhibition.

Featuring sixty of Stanley’s key surviving works, the exhibition will be held at Buffalo Bill Center of the West – 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414 from June 6 – August 29, 2015.

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

Posted June 22nd, 2015

DVI Online Course
Clock hours, undergraduate and graduate college credits are available for the DVI’s first online course, Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing, through a partnership with The Heritage Institute at Antioch University.

The course, OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING SKILLS FOR THE TEACHER/ARTIST, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available through the University for $395 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos which are purchased separately through DVI.

For more information on how to get college credit for this course and to register for credits through the University, click here.

To view a lesson from our online course, click here.

To order the $100 version of the course consisting of just the videos though the DVI, click here.

Posted June 19th, 2015

Congratulations to George Hartley
ARC Living Artist™ George Hartley won “Best of Show” in the 10th Annual “Art at the Meetinghouse” Regional Art show. The show is being held at the Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St, Roxbury, CT.

The Opening Reception and Awards ceremony will take place on Fri June 19, 6 to 9pm with presentation of awards at 7:30pm. Show hours are: Fri June 19th 6 to 9pm, Sat June 20th 10 to 5pm, and Sun June 21st 1 to 4pm.

Posted June 18th, 2015

Evelyn De Morgan Exhibition
Evelyn De Morgan: Artist of Peace comprises major paintings and drawings from the De Morgan Foundation. The show focuses on the pacifism of Evelyn De Morgan and her reaction both to World War I and the Boer War of 1899-1902, with many of the works having been included in the artist’s solo exhibition held in the spring of 1916 in aid of the Red Cross.

The exhibition will be held at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT, UK from April 24 through September 13, 2015.

For more information, please click here.

Posted June 17th, 2015

Golden Gate Atelier Open House and Party
ARC Approved™ Golden Gate Atelier will be hosting an Open Studio that will feature student drawings, paintings, and sculptures, as well as artwork by the instructors on June 25, 2015.

Food and drink will be served and awards will be given for best artworks.

The Golden Gate Atelier is located on 4432 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA.

For more information, please visit our events page by clicking here.

Posted June 16th, 2015

BACAA Classes and Workshops
ARC Approved™ Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA) is one of the leading California venues for learning drawing and painting in the tradition of Classical Realism. Working in the methods of the old masters, BACAA offers art classes, workshops and intensive summer programs. The BACAA studios are located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of San Carlos and offers high ceilings with beautiful north light.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Artists Share Facebook Group Page

The Artist’s Studio by Pompeo Massani
The Art Renewal Center invites ARC Living Artists™, Associate Living Masters™, Living Masters™ and other talented artists who paint in the realist tradition to share their work on our Artists Share Facebook Group Page.

Please click here to visit the page and begin showing your work with other like-minded individuals.

We invite museum and gallery owners, the press, scholars, art lovers and educators alike to view and participate.

Posted June 12th, 2015

Studio Incamminati Exhibition and Sale
The artists and alumni of Studio Incamminati are holding their annual exhibition and sale at Freeman’s located on 1808 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA. The show and sale will take place from June 23 – 29, 2015.

All proceeds benefit the Studio Incamminati scholarship fund, helping the school fulfill its mission of making its education as accessible as possible to all deserving art students regardless of financial means.

For more information, please click here.

Posted June 11th, 2015

Prix de West Show

Taking Flight by Morgan Weistling
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts its prestigious invitational art exhibit of over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions and awards banquet. Among the artists in the show will be ARC Living Masters™ Scott Burdick, Steve Hanks, Daniel Gerhartz, Jeremy Lipking, Jeffrey Watts, and Morgan Weistling.

The exhibit will be held June 12 – 13, 2015 at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – 1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Leighton’s Flaming June in New York
On loan from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, Flaming June makes its first public appearance in New York City today.

Leighton’s work will be on display until September 6, 2015 and will be exhibited alongside the Frick’s four full-length portraits by James McNeill Whistler.

The Frick Collection is located on 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York, NY 10023.

Posted June 9th, 2015

History Meets the Arts

The Spellbinder by John Buxton
ARC Living Masters™ John Buxton and Peter Fiore will be exhibiting their work at the 17th annual History Meets the Arts show. The show will take place at Gettysburg College Union Ballroom – W Lincoln Ave, Gettysburg, PA from June 12 – 14, 2015.

Over 40 painters, sculptors, traditional 18th century period accoutrement makers, and accomplished historical book authors will be taking part in this three day event.

For more information, please click here.

Posted June 8th, 2015

DVI Summer Workshops
There is still time to register for Da Vinci Initiative Summer Workshops!

The Southern Atelier in Sarasota, FL will be hosting a Drawing for Educators workshop with Charles Miano from June 12-14, 2015. The $300 weekend workshop is appropriate for art teachers and for anyone wanting to increase their technical drawing skills.

For more information and to register, please click here.

The Ryder Studio in Santa Fe, NM will conduct a Portrait Drawing in Pencil Workshop from July 27-31, 2015. The cost for the 5- day workshop is $680. John Reger and Amy Genesoto will teach the workshop from 9:30am – 12:30 and 1:30 – 4:30pm.

To register, please click here.

Posted June 5th, 2015

Capturing Realism 2015
Ani Art Academies are excited to announce the upcoming academy-wide exhibition, Capturing Realism 2015. 17 years since its inception, the wildly popular biennial event will bring together Ani Art Academies’ artists from multiple countries around the globe. The highly anticipated show will captivate audiences with a showcase of artwork from instructors, apprentices, and alumni of the Ani Art Academies. Capturing Realism’s opening reception will be held on July 11, 2015 at the Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA from 5:00-8:00, and runs through September 30th. Please stay tuned to Ani Art Academies News for more information.

To see a promo video of the event, please click here.


Rue by Rodney Davis

Posted June 4th, 2015