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elcome to the ARC exhibition page. In an attempt to better assist in art education, we thought it important to tie together our work here at ARC with the work being done by so many others around the globe. Below you will find a list of ARC recommended exhibitions. This includes important exhibitions being mounted for artists of prior centuries and also those organized for our ARC Approved Artists™ and ARC Living Masters™. This list is a work in progress and we will actively add to it as our fans and artists write in to inform us of new and upcoming exhibitions that are taking place. Each exhibition below has been reviewed by our expert staff and contains material that we feel is worth seeing. Please view the links to the individual sites below for more details on specific content.

EXHIBITIONS INDEX
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Masters™
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™
  • Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers
  • Special Events
  • Gallery Exhibitions
  • Museum Exhibitions
  • Auction Pre-Sales
  • Specialized Museums Dedicated to a Single Artist


  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Masters™


    MEAM/Salmagundi 2014/2015 International ARC Salon Exhibition

    November 17 - December 28, 2015
    Museu Europeu d'Art Modern - Barra de Ferro, 5, Barcelona 08003 Spain

    January 18 - February 4, 2016
    Salmagundi - Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    For the first time many of the works from the ARC Salon will be exhibited in a live traveling exhibition that will start at the MEAM museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th till December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The ARC Salon's works will be mounted at the same time the MEAM mounts its 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition. The MEAM competition is organized by the Foundation of the Art and the Artists, which is, along with the ARC Salon, the other most important competition for representational art in the Western world in which more than 2,300 artists from more than 90 countries participate. The 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition, Figurativas 2015, will run between November 17th and January 10th. The Official Awards Ceremony of ARC Salon and Figurativas 2015 winners will take place as one tremendous event on November 20th, 2015 at 19:00 hours at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona and a Forum of American and European representational artists will take place the following day on Saturday the 21st. Works for this exhibit are still being selected, though the MEAM Purchase award and the ARC Purchase awards shown below will all be included. The ARC Salon portion of the show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th.


    Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™


    Benefit Exhibition for the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy
    May 30 - Jul 18, 2015

    Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc - 478 Main St., East Aurora, NY 14052

    ARCALM™ Thomas Kegler will be among the artists participating in this exhibition and sale of art to raise awareness and money for the benefit of the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy.


    Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™


    Debra Keirce Show
    June 18 - 20, 2015

    Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery - 12051 Nebel Street, Rockville, Maryland 20852

    ARCLA™ Debra Keirce will be demonstrating her painting techniques and showing some of her latest still life pieces.


    Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers


    Artists and Alumni of Studio Incamminati Exhibition and Sale
    June 23 - 29, 2015

    Freeman's - 1808 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA

    The artists and alumni of Studio Incamminati invite you to their annual exhibition and sale of the finest in contemporary realist art. Enjoy works from some of today's most accomplished representational artists.

    Many of the artists have won national and international awards and had their artwork featured in magazines such as International Artist, American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur.

    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.

    Exclusive exhibition preview of The Artists and Alumni of Studio Incamminati at historic Freeman's. Be the first to view and purchase some of the best in contemporary realist art from faculty, alumni, and students. Sip champagne while discussing the finer points of painting and drawing with the school's award-winning artists.

    Private Champagne Preview Reception from 5 - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015.


    Golden Gate Atelier Open House and Party
    June 25, 2015

    4432 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA

    The Golden Gate Atelier Open Studio will feature GGA student drawings and paintings, Ecorche sculptures from the 2014-2015 artistic anatomy class, and artwork by Golden Gate Atelier Director Andrew Ameral, Assistant Director Sean Forester, and Instructor Tess-Marie White.

    Food and drink will be served and awards will be given for best ecorche sculpture and best student artwork.


    LARA Open Studios
    July 2, 2015

    W0012/14 West Wing Basement Studio, 1-45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH

    ARC Approved Atelier™ LARA 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.

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


    Capturing Realism 2015
    July 11 - September 30, 2015

    Pauly Friedman Art Gallery - Misericordia University - 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612

    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 breathtaking 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 from 5:00-8:00, and runs through September 30th. Please stay tuned to Ani Art Academies News for more information.

    To watch a preview of the show, please click here.


    Special Events


    IGOR Masterworks Museum Exhibition and Competition
    May 19 - July 26, 2015

    The R.W. Norton Art Gallery - 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana

    The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is accepting entries from its members for its Masterworks Museum Exhibition, the tour of which is being promoted by David J. Wagner, L.L.C. The exhibition is scheduled from May 19 - July 26, 2015 at the prestigious R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana. This will be an IGOR members-only exhibition with an emphasis on museum-quality artwork. Among the artists exhibiting are ARC Living Masters™ David Bowers, Ardith Starostka, and Vala Ola and ARC Associate Living Masters™ Don Clapper, Ed Copley, and Sivananda Nyayapathi.

    54th Annual Exhibition - Art and the Animal Tour
    April 17 - August 30, 2015

    The National Sporting Library and Museum - 5102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Virginia 20118

    The Society of Animal Artists, an ARC Allied Organization™ focuses on capturing wild and domestic creatures, on land, sea and air, in a wide range of media and artistic styles. In their mission to promote artistic excellence in the portrayal of animals, the SAA aims to broaden appreciation for the natural world.

    The Representational Art Conference 2015
    November 1 - 4, 2015

    Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach - 450 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

    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.

    Gallery Exhibitions


    Museum Exhibitions


    Whistler in Paris, London, and Venice

    January 30, 2015 - July 19, 2015

    The Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

    This exhibition examines one of the most celebrated artists of the 19th century through the lens of three of his earliest and most innovative sets of etchings, the so-called French, Thames, and Venice Sets. Each set is representative of an important period in Whistler's life: as a student in Paris, absorbing the lessons of his Realist contemporaries and the Old Masters; as an emerging artist in London, forging a name for himself as an etcher; and as a well-known artist and teacher in Venice.

    The Critique of Reason: Romantic Art, 1760-1860

    March 6, 2015 - July 26, 2015

    The Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

    The first major collaborative exhibition between the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, this exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to display together treasured works from both museums' collections. The show comprises paintings, sculptures, medals, watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs by such iconic artists as William Blake, Géricault, Goya, and Turner. The broad range of work selected challenges the traditional notion of the Romantic artist as a brooding genius given to introversion and fantasy. Instead, the exhibition's eight thematic sections juxtapose arresting works that reveal the Romantics as attentive explorers of their natural and cultural worlds.

    Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley

    June 6 - August 29, 2015

    Buffalo Bill Center of the West - 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414

    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 at three western art venues, including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.

    The Center's groundbreaking exhibition features sixty of Stanley's key surviving works including his famous Indian portraits and scenes from military and government survey expeditions in the West.

    Leighton's Flaming June

    June 9 - September 6, 2015

    Frick Collection - 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York, NY 10023

    At the end of his career, the British artist Frederic Leighton painted the now-iconic image of a sleeping woman in a vivid orange gown. On loan from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, Flaming June makes its first public appearance in New York City, exhibited alongside the Frick's four full-length portraits by James McNeill Whistler, another major proponent of "art for art's sake."

    Evelyn De Morgan: Artist of Peace

    April 24 - September 13, 2015

    Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT, UK

    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.

    Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

    June 24 - September 13, 2015

    Philadelphia Museum of Art - 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    This exhibition examines the critical years from 1865 to 1905 when art dealer Durand-Ruel both inspired and sustained artists like Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas. World-famous masterpieces by these artists and others will be shown with historical photographs and documents to explore this period.

    Navigating the West

    June 17 - September 20, 2015

    Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

    One of the foremost American genre painters of the nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This exhibition will bring together for the first time sixteen of Bingham's iconic river paintings, with such highlights as The Jolly Flatboatmen, exploring them as an extraordinary artistic series that chronicles the process of civilizing the nation by transforming the western wilderness. As an entrepreneurial effort, Bingham's series harnessed the fluid social worlds of the inland rivers and addressed the expectations of regional and national audiences during the 1840s and 1850s.

    Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye

    June 28 - October 4, 2015

    National Gallery of Art - 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC

    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 Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd

    June 16 - November 1, 2015

    Watts Gallery - Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ, UK

    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. Other highlights will include Dadd's series of Illustrations of the Passions, his own protracted interpretation, witty, strange and touching in turn, of the causes of insanity.

    Castiglione: Lost Genius

    August 9 - November 8, 2015

    Denver Art Museum - 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York, NY 10023

    This exhibit features 90 of the finest examples of drawings, etchings, and monotypes of the master Genoese draftsman, painter, and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. A forgotten master from the Italian baroque, Castiglione was a self-proclaimed genius, whose artworks entered the Royal Collection in 1762. The exhibition explores Castiglione's mastery of art and how he produced brilliant works despite his turbulent private life that prevented him from becoming more widely known.

    MEAM/Salmagundi 2014/2015 International ARC Salon Exhibition

    November 17 - December 28, 2015
    Museu Europeu d'Art Modern - Barra de Ferro, 5, Barcelona 08003 Spain

    January 18 - February 4, 2016
    Salmagundi - Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    For the first time many of the works from the ARC Salon will be exhibited in a live traveling exhibition that will start at the MEAM museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th till December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The ARC Salon's works will be mounted at the same time the MEAM mounts its 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition. The MEAM competition is organized by the Foundation of the Art and the Artists, which is, along with the ARC Salon, the other most important competition for representational art in the Western world in which more than 2,300 artists from more than 90 countries participate. The 8th Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition, Figurativas 2015, will run between November 17th and January 10th. The Official Awards Ceremony of ARC Salon and Figurativas 2015 winners will take place as one tremendous event on November 20th, 2015 at 19:00 hours at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona and a Forum of American and European representational artists will take place the following day on Saturday the 21st. Works for this exhibit are still being selected, though the MEAM Purchase award and the ARC Purchase awards shown below will all be included. The ARC Salon portion of the show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th.


    Auction Pre-Sales

    Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again. Below are a list of some of the important upcoming and current presales.

    (If the auction catalogue has not been published yet with pre-sale viewing dates, only the actual sale date is provided. The presale always takes place the immediate days leading up to the auction and the catalogue is usually published one month prior. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.)


    Sotheby's - Paris

    Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siecle

    Exhibition Dates: June 12 - 16, 2015

    Sale Date: June 17, 2015

    Christie's - Amsterdam

    19th Century European & Orientalist Art

    Exhibition Dates: June 19 - 22, 2015

    Sale Date: June 23 - 24, 2015

    Specialized Museums Dedicated to a Single Artist

    These museums are more rare, but have the educational effect of a permanent exhibition of a given artist. There is nothing more informative about an individual's work then to see a large grouping of the artists best work in one location, as well as studies and sketches to help a viewer understand how an artist worked. These specialized museums have given to the public the ability to see a permanent exhibition on an important artist all year round.

    The De Morgan Centre

    Evelyn de Morgan was an important 2nd generation Pre-Raphaelite and the niece of Spencer Stanhope. She is one of the few female followers of Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

    38 West Hill, London SW18 1RZ

    Musée Eugène-Delacroix

    Eugène Delacroix was born April 26, 1798. He was a famous French historical painter and a leader of the Romantic movement. Associated with the Louvre, This Museum was the last home of Delacroix, where he resided from 1857 until his death in 1863. It contains works that cover most of the career of Delacroix and some of his personal affects as well.

    6 rue de Furstenberg, 75 006 Paris, France

    Leighton House Museum

    Sir Frederick Lord Leighton is one of the most famous of the Victorian Painters. He was the president of the Royal Academy from 1878 until his death in 1896 and is the only artist to be raised to the Peerage of England in 1896, just before his death. In addition to important paintings by Frederick Lord Leighton, Frank Dicksee, and Burne-Jones, The museum also features some incredible architecture and tile work.

    The house is located at 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ.

    Moreau Gallery

    Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), was a French painter, born in Paris on the 6th of April 1826. He chose his subjects from history, religion, legend and fancy. He took prize medals at the Salon in 1864, 1865, 1869 and 1878 and was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1875 and officer in 1883. He succeeded Delaunay as professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and his teaching was highly popular.

    The Moreau Gallery is the artist's three story home, which he bequeathed to the state upon his death in 1898. The collection consists of roughly 1300 paintings and watercolors , with nearly 5,000 drawings.

    14 rue de la Rochefoucauld, F-75009 Paris, France

    Mucha Museum

    The world's first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha (1860 - 1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague.

    A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.

    Kaunický palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

    The Rembrandt House Museum

    This three story building was the home of Rembrandt between 1639 and 1658. Although it does not contain Rembrandt's paintings, the museum contains nearly a complete set of Rembrandt's original prints. In addition, Rembrandt's printing press is also on view to the public.

    Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    This museum Features the work of America's most famous illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Going way beyond pure illustration, this American Artist captured in his work the very heart of the American spirit.

    9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

    Musée Rodin (Paris, France)

    The Rodin Museum in Paris has almost six thousand and six hundred sculptures which span across the artists life time. They have examples of all his most important works as well as preliminary studies. These works are in many different mediums including terracotta, plaster, bronze, marble, wax, molten glass, stoneware, etc. In addition, the museum possesses paintings, sketches, photographs and a collection of autographed documents by Rodin.

    79 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

    The Rodin Museum (Pennsylvania, USA)

    The Rodin Museum opened to the public in 1929. It houses 124 sculptures including bronze casts of the artist's greatest works: The Thinker, The Burghers of Calais, Eternal Springtime, Apotheosis of Victor Hugo, and The Gates of Hell, on which the artist worked from 1880 until his death in 1917. In addition to the sculpture, the museum is surrounded by a garden designed by Jacques Gréber as part of the Museum's original plan.

    Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

    C. M. Russell Museum

    The C.M. Russell Museum is one of the nation"s finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The museum campus now occupies a full city block that includes Charles M. Russell’s home and log studio, which together were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

    400 13th Street North, Great Falls, Montana, USA

    Watts Gallery

    Featuring the work of George Frederick Watts, the gallery reopened to the public on June 11, 2011, after ₤11 million redevelopment featuring over 6000 diverse objects including over 250 oil paintings, 800 drawings and watercolors, and 200 sculptures.

    Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom