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May 2012

50 New Works Added to ARC

May 31, 2012

50 beautiful new works of art have recently been added to the ARC museum, all in high resolution.

To see the new additons to ARC, please click here.

ARC is constantly adding new information and images to the site, so please be sure to check back often!

Cesar Santos in Belgium

May 30, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos will be teaching an immersive 4 weeks long oil painting workshop, in Brugge, Belgium. Beyond Realism in Oil Portraiture will introduce students to oil portrait painting from life, as well as learning to idealize the form using classical proportion to add artistic power to the final work. The course will run from August 1 - August 30, 2012.
For more information and to register, visit

Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné Sale!

May 25, 2012

The Catalog Raisonné jointly published by the Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, is almost sold out. ARC now retains the only supply of available copies, and we have decided to put the book on sale.
The two-volume boxed set which illustrates the complete oeuvre of paintings of this great master, including information on all of William Bouguereau's 828 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli, with Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee is now available at $299 plus shipping, which is a large reduction from the original $350 dollar pricing.
If you would like to own a copy of this epic book or would like to view more information, click here.

New ARC Living Artist™ Carrie Pearce

May 23, 2012

We would like to welcome Carrie Pearce as an ARC Living Artist™.

Pearce's paintings can be described as expressive realism with surrealist imagery. She combines nature and and human form to create wild fantasy inspired paintings. In addition to numerous shows in central Illinois region, her work has appeared in Chicago and internationally. She currently is represented by Argazzi Art in Lakeville, Connecticut.

To view her gallery on ARC, click here.

Letter to ARC and Review

May 21, 2012

Among such websites (art), yours is the one that I consider the most visionary, inspiring, organized, resourceful and beneficial. I am a Professor of Medicine. However, my true aspiration was to be an artist...

I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you and to all of your collaborators at Art Renewal Center, for being brave enough to take a stand against the status quo of contemporary "artworks", which had become so abstracted, deconstructioned, degenerated and finally, decayed and dehumanized that they had become anything but art and had in fact been declared "dead". Thank you for not only lamenting the loss of beauty, dignity, intelligence, harmony, sensivitiy and sensibililty in art, but also for actively promoting a return to the ideals and techniques of the Old Masters. Thank you for remembering and honoring the tragically wronged masters of the past, especially William Bouguereau. (I spent months on a reproduction of "le Goûter", only to realize that it wasn't just a breathtakingly superb painting, but rather a most elegantly understated and poetic expression of the fragility and evanescence of youth). Thank you for caring enough about the past and the future of art and humanity to set up a site where seekers of beauty and knowledge can find hope, solace, inspiration and support. Thank you for refusing to accept the death of art and for fighting for her revival.

With my sincere best wishes and regards,
Cigdem Gokce, MD, MRCP(UK), Professor of Medicine; Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

To read the full letter and Amazon Review, click here.

Vigil Elliott lecture on William Bouguereau's Technique

May 18, 2012

William Bouguereau, his technique and process - Virgil Elliott, lecture and talk at Gold Light Studios - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Gold Light Studios - 512 Scott Road, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944

This is a rare opportunity to hear ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott, talk about the 19th-century French academic painter William Bouguereau. Bouguereau employed traditional methods of working up a painting, including detailed pencil studies and oil sketches, and how his careful method resulted in a pleasing and accurate rendering of the human form.

Lecture and talk is free. Sponsored by Red Stone Farm Studio at Gold Light Studio, but please register as seating will be limited. Email your name and email address to:

Elizabeth Thompson Gallery Update

May 17, 2012

We are happy to reintroduce the important 19th century female battle artist, Elizabeth Thompson, AKA Lady Butler, to the ARC website with many new images and biography. She was one of the most famous female painters of her time. Today her paintings are in many important English museums and two are in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace.

To view the new and improved gallery, click here.

ARC Scholarship and Studio Incamminati Scholarship

May 15, 2012

In addition to the ARC Scholarship Competition, which we are currently accepting entries for, Studio Incamminati is accepting entries for a scholarship of their own for students interested in taking classes at their prestigious school. Criteria for the successful applicant includes quality of work, artistic potential, dedication and commitment to becoming an artist and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship money is applied only to tuition, not for materials, housing or any other expenses.

The deadline for the Studio Incamminati Scholarship is May 31, 2012.

Please visit for more information.

New ARC Living Master™ Joseph McGurl

May 14, 2012

ARC is pleased to welcome ARC Living Master™ Joseph McGurl.
Joseph McGurl has been referred to as one of the acknowledged leaders in the current American landscape school. This has been confirmed by his inclusion in several important museum shows and his successful relationship with some of the country's leading galleries. Additionally, he has been the subject of numerous book and magazine articles, and he conducts workshops and presents lectures throughout the country.
To see Joseph McGurl's gallery, please click here.

ARC Associate Living Master™ Mark Lovett News

May 9, 2012

ARC Associate Living Master ™ Mark Lovett has recently made updates to his gallery on ARC.

To view his new works in the updated gallery, please click here.

Burne-Jones Gallery Updated on ARC

May 7, 2012

Click the image above to see the newly improved Burne-Jones Gallery.

2012 ARC Scholarship Competition

May 2, 2012

We are now accepting entries for the 2012 ARC Scholarship Competition. Once again we will be awarding $30,000 in funds towards aspiring artists who wish to learn traditional training methods taught at our approved ARC programs. To date we have awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships alone.

Dear Fred & Kara,

Again I would like to on behalf of the Angel Academy, it's directors, faculty and students, express our deepest gratitude for your continuing assistance and generosity to all aspiring young artists (and not so young). Without your vision and support both financially and through your wonderful informative website I feel that this new realism would have taken much longer to attract the attention it now has.

I would particularly like to thank you for awarding our students, Kresten Smedemark and Hayley Brown who were both received Third Place Prizes in your 2011 ARC Scholarship Competition.

my warmest regards as always

Lynne Barton

To view the prospectus for our 2012 Scholarship Competition, click here.

Two New Articles by Juliette Aristides

May 1, 2012

Juliette Aristides has generously donated two sections, one from her Classical Drawing Atelier book and one from her Classical Painting Atelier book to the technical article section on the ARC website.

These instructional sections, one on the first stage of drawing called "the block in", and the other being a longer and more intensive section on color theory, are now a valuable part of our free learning tools available to art lovers and students everywhere.

To view the Technical Article section, click here.

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