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August 2019

City of Shards

Published August 30, 2019

ARC Living Master™ Ana Schmidt is holding a solo exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

'City of Shards' will showcase new works by Schmidt, who will be present during the exhibition to talk to visitors about her paintings and the inspiration behind them.

The show runs from September 17 - 22 2019, 10am to 5pm (1pm final day). Admission is free.

For more information on the event, click here.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Living Master

Published August 29, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Ana Schmidt as a new ARC Living Master™!

Ana Schmidt is a figurative painter known for her realistic depictions of urban landscapes. In the artist´s paintings the presence of graffiti, urban abandoned space, rubbish and decay, as well as distant viewing platforms, create a sense of an empty land, even banal at times. “For me, these urban landscapes are in addition to real environments, environments of signs with metaphorical meanings. The search for pictures within landscapes on the edge of cities and other man-made places is one of the themes of my paintings."

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here

Joke Frima News

Published August 28, 2019

ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima was featured in the June/July issue of International Artist Magazine.

"Equality and Diversity", which won a purchase award in the 14th International ARC Salon, is featured in the article titled "Interpreting Nature". The article details Joke's process in creating a still life.

One of Frima's works is also depicted on the cover of the issue.

To learn more about this issue or to purchase a copy, please click here.


Paul Ingbretson Interview

Published August 28, 2019

Paul Ingbretson, head of the ARC ApprovedSM Ingbretson Academy of Drawing and Painting has recently released a video about Cognitive Science and Truth in Painting.

"Hitting the note is not a matter of chance or talent but a product of thinking skills which must be developed. This is a brief description of a cognitive scientist’s outline for ascertaining the truth before you."

To view this video on Youtube, please click here.  


The Kennedy Prize Exhibition

Published August 22, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan has been selected as a finalist in the Kennedy Art Prize.

The Kennedy Prize is an annual Australian art award of $25,000 for the theme of beauty.

The prize, offered by the Kennedy Arts Foundation, is based and exhibited in Adelaide but open to Australian artists nationwide. It is awarded to works that embody, comment on or celebrate beauty.

The exhibition runs from August 31 - September 23, 2019 at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, North Terrace & Kintore Ave, Adelaide SA 5000 Australia.

For more about this exhibition, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published August 21, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Matthew James Collins as a new ARC Associate Living Master™.

Matthew James Collins was nurtured in an artistic family. His enthusiasm for art was encouraged from the earliest age. By his early teens, his study of drawing had already begun under the tutelage of his father, James Edward Collins, an award-winning architect.

For over 20 years, Matthew has been living in Italy studying and researching the classical techniques painting and sculpture. He shares his acquired knowledge through his teaching studio in Florence, Italy.

To see his gallery on ARC, please click here.  


ARC Scholarship Update

Published August 20, 2019

We will be announcing the results of the 20th ARC Scholarship Competition on September 10, 2019.

Please be sure to come back and visit the ARC Scholarship Page in September to see the winners!


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19th ARC Scholarship Competition

First Place - Viviante Blue Ochre by Eric Johnson 


Portia Geach Memorial Award

Published August 16, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master Elizabeth Barden has been selected as a finalist for the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, for the 6th time, with her portrait ‘Jaya-ism’. 

The Portia Geach is Australia’s most prestigious prize for women artists. The exhibition is currently showing at the S H Ervin Gallery, 2 Watson Rd, Millers Point, NSW 2000, Australia from August 1 - September 15, 2019.

To learn more, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

RBSA Prize Portrait Exhibition

Published August 16, 2019

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists biennial Portrait Prize Exhibition is the UK's most prestigious portrait competition outside of London. Featuring 55 works in a range of media, this exhibition is an ode to portraiture. All of the works on display are portraits, each with their own twist on the subject.

ARC Associate Living Master Alex Callaway will be among the participating artists.

The event takes place at RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA, United Kingdom and runs from July 25 - August 31, 2019.

For more information, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

100 Shades of Grey

Published August 15, 2019

The students of the ARC Approved Rob Gutteridge School of Classical Realism are holding an inaugural exhibition of their work. All pieces on display were created using graphite pencil. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the school and see the achievements of the students.

The show runs from August 3 - 31, 2019 at 49 A Whitmore Square, Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia.

For more information on the event, click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

The August-September Plein Air Salon Art Competition Now Open

Published August 14, 2019

The bi-monthly PleinAir Salon competition brought to you by Plein Air Magazine is now open for submissions. The first place winner of the bi-monthly competition will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

There are six bi-monthly competitions that lead up to the grand prize of $15,000 cash and the cover of PleinAir Magazine.

The competition will end on September 30, 2019.

To learn more, click here

For more events visit the ARC Calendar

New ARC Living Artist

Published August 13, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Carlos Bruscianelli Torrealba as an ARC Living Artist!

Carlos Bruscianelli is a Realist painter born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1980. In 2000, he began to study Civil Engineering at the Central University of Venezuela, but his artistic interest induced him to take classes in realistic painting at the Museo Tessari - Rizzo, where he specialized in oil painting on canvas and soft pastel.

To learn more, please visit his gallery on ARC.


Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance

Published August 9, 2019

From the glimmer of a jewel to the sheen of armour, Bermejo’s ability to capture light, colours and textures in oil painting was unparalleled in 15th-century Spain.

Bringing together seven of his rare works, six of which have never been seen in the UK, this exhibition explores how Bermejo drew inspiration from Netherlandish painting, using illusionistic effects and a rich colour palette, to become one of the greatest artists of the Spanish Renaissance.

The exhibition runs from June 12 – September 29 2019 at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN United Kingdom.

To learn more, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Parallel Visions

Published August 8, 2019

Comprising 72 works from the Prado, the Rijksmuseum and 15 other institutions, this exhibition offers a reflection on the traditions of Spanish and Dutch painting from the 17th century.

The traditional idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is notably different: that Velázquez, for example, is “very Spanish” and Rembrandt “very Dutch”. This viewpoint is based on the excessive influence that 19th- and 20th-century nationalist mindsets and ideologies have had on our way of understanding art. 

In the 17th century both countries saw the emergence of an aesthetic that departed from idealism and which focused on the real appearance of things and the manner of representing it. In their works the artists represented in this exhibition did not express the “essence” of their nations but rather gave form to the ideas and approaches that they shared with an international community of creators.

To learn more, click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

East and West - An Artist's View

Published August 7, 2019

ARC Associate Living Master Sivananda Nyayapathi is holding a solo show of his drawings and paintings from July 1 - August 31, 2019.

The show is being held at the Arts Clayton Gallery located on 136 S. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236

For more information, please click here

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published July 31, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome Paige Bradley as an Associate Living Master™!

Paige Bradley’s powerful sculptures of dynamically posed figures showcase more than just physical strength and passion —they testify to the inner strength and fortitude woven into the fabric of a person’s soul. Her own personal experiences are the starting point for Paige’s work, and she then uses her skill, intuition, and sensitivity to build these stories out into universally understood creations.

To learn more and to see her gallery on ARC, click here

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