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February 2020

N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

Published February 28, 2020

This exhibition brings together approximately 50 large-scale paintings of N. C. Wyeth, the patriarch of one of America’s most prominent artistic families. Spanning several decades, these works evolve from the American impressionist style of the 1910s to the regionalist realism of the 1930s and 40s associated with artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.

Many of Wyeth’s grand images bring to life the stories of Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Boy’s King Arthur—books published as part of Charles Scribner’s Sons Illustrated Classics series that are still well-known today. Despite his fame as an illustrator, however, Wyeth deserves much greater appreciation for his little-known fine art paintings. Thus, New Perspectives revises his reputation by also highlighting his private work, which reveals Wyeth’s love of nature and the contemporary American scene. Together with his illustrations, these paintings bear witness to Wyeth’s passion for color, light, and narrative, and make a case for his inclusion as a major painter of the early 20th century.

The exhibition runs from February 8 to May 3, 2020 at the The Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St, Cincinnati OH 45202.

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ARA Boston Scholarship Extended

Published February 26, 2020

The deadline for ARA Boston's scholarship competition has been extended to March 1, 2020. The scholarship awards a student their first full year of training tuition free.

The Academy of Realist Art, Boston is an ARC approved atelier that was established in the historic leather district of Boston in 2009. They have grown into a cozy medium-sized academy that prides itself on providing a nurturing environment with enthusiastic instructors that care about their students while demanding the highest standards of performance from them.

ARA Boston implements a curriculum that has been modeled after 19th century French Academies with refinements that reflect the modern world. Their instructors have studio space in the school and welcome having an open discourse about their own art and work experiences as a complement to their class instruction.

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, click here

Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí

Published February 26, 2020

Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí is a groundbreaking exhibition that examines, for the first time, the international legacy of French painter Jean-François Millet. Millet was a pioneer in developing innovative imagery of rural peasantry, landscapes, and nudes, and his work had a deep impact on later generations of artists. In the late 19th century he was arguably the best-known modern painter, and his works sold for the highest prices of any modern pictures at auction. Today Millet is less well known, and this exhibition seeks to revive his importance and recognize his radicalism.

The exhibition runs from February 16 - May 17, 2020 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110.

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2020 Visions: Gage Academy of Art Instructors Exhibition

Published February 25, 2020

This exhibition will launch the 30th anniversary celebration of Gage Academy of Art, an innovative contemporary art school and home to the Aristides Atelier. The exhibition will honor the artists who — along with their dedication to teaching — partake in crafting the Academy's ethos. 2020 Visions will capture, in a choral way, the vitality of the school at this momentous juncture in time, as reflected in and through their individual artistic sensibilities and practices.

2020 Visions will be on display from January 9 - April 13, 2020 at the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101.

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Bouguereau and America

Published February 25, 2020

Comprising nearly 40 masterful paintings by Bouguereau, this exhibition will bring together many of the artist’s most important works, such as Le repos, 1879; Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros, ca. 1880; Homer and his Guide, 1874, and Jeune ouvrière, 1869. This exhibition also includes a long time favorite by Bouguereau at The San Diego Museum of Art – The Young Shepherdess, 1885. Bouguereau & America offers a fresh look into how collecting Bouguereau’s work reflects the tastes, religious beliefs, sexual mores, social problems, and desires of American collectors, particularly during the late 1800s through the early 20th century.

The exhibition runs until March 15, 2020 at The San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

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True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870

Published February 21, 2020

An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, painting en plein air was a core practice for avant-garde artists in Europe. Intrepid artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, John Constable, Simon Denis, Jules Coignet, and André Giroux, were highly skilled at quickly capturing effects of light and atmosphere. They made, sometimes arduous journeys to paint their landscapes in person at breathtaking sites, ranging from the Baltic coast and Swiss Alps, to the streets of Paris and ruins of Rome. Drawing on new scholarship, this exhibition of some 100 oil sketches made outdoors across Europe during that time, includes several recently discovered works and explores issues such as attribution, chronology, and technique.

The exhibition runs from February 2 - March 3, 2020 at the National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave NW, Washington D.C., 20001.

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Looking at Paintings with Mona Lisa

Published February 20, 2020

Last year marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci and it has been a year of celebration and recognition. The ultimate Renaissance Man was not only a great painter. His interests included inventions, drawing, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology, and cartography.

Dr. Carol Damian will give a lecture focusing on Da Vinci's paintings, using the Mona Lisa as the introduction to his work. Dr. Carol Damian is the former Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Art History and former Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.

The lecture takes place on February 27, 2020, from 7 - 9 PM, at MIFA, 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami FL 33166.  To register to attend the free lecture, please click here

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Transitional Nature

Published February 20, 2020

Cultural identity in the United States has been long intertwined with its magnificent landscapes, from the dense forests of New England to the open terrain of the West. These landscapes extol the unique beauty of this country and relate to the first significant art movement in the United States, known as the Hudson River School. The artists who painted these American landscapes worked during a time of increasing industrialization and growth of technology—not a coincidence of history but a lens on ecocritical thinking of the time. Modern industry changed the culture and economic future of this country, but also gave rise to concerns about the preservation of a natural environment often described as a Garden of Eden. While much of Transitional Nature focuses on U.S. landscapes, depictions of Greenland and Ecuador exemplify the international travel undertaken by nineteenth-century artists in further pursuit of untrammeled terrain. Artists working today frequently address the beauty and complexity of landscape, drawing our attention to environment and ecology. Transitional Nature will feature a selection of works by contemporary artists that will connect in powerful ways the past of the Hudson River School to the present.

The exhibition runs from January 25 - May 17, 2020 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199.

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Plein Air Painting Workshop at MIFA

Published February 19, 2020

In this 3 day workshop, students will explore the principles of landscape painting. The workshop will focus on the concepts of composition, light organization, aerial and linear perspective, color mixing, abstraction and air organization, understanding trees, atmospheric effects, brush work, etc.

The workshops take place from 9 to 3 pm in the beautiful location of Key Biscayne in the Miami area, Florida. Not only will students learn about plein air painting but also enjoy an amazing place and nature.

The workshop will be instructed by artist Elkin Canas, Director and Principal Instructor at MIFA Miami International Fine Arts. Elkin is a full time active painter, whose work is in public and private collections. To see more about his work go to: https://www.elkincanas.com/.

To register for this workshop and to learn about MIFA's painting and sculpture programs, visit https://mifamiami.com/.

Baroque in Britain

Published February 19, 2020

Baroque in Britain

From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the late Stuart period was a time of change for Britain. This exhibition will explore how art and architecture was used by the crown, the church and the aristocracy to project images of power and status in an age when the power of the monarchy was being questioned.

The exhibition will include the work of the leading painters of the day, including Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller and James Thornhill, as well as the woodcarving of Grinling Gibbons and the architectural designs of Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and John Vanbrugh.

The exhibition runs from February 5 - April 19, 2020 at the Tate Britain - Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom.

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Gary Christensen Interview

Published February 13, 2020

Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource for Art Students & Artist-Teachers has recently published an interview with former president of The ASCR and close friend of Richard Lack, Gary Christensen. Gary and fellow members of The ASCR were the first organisation to create publications that documented the Classical Realist movement which ultimately educated the public about the fine tradition of picture making and its respective artists. Gary is also the author of Richard F. Lack: Catalogue Raisonné. Topics covered include, Gary’s career in commercial art, discovering Classical Realism and Mr. Lack, co-founding The ASCR, the process of publishing the Catalogue Raisonné, as well as Mr. Lack’s working methods and Gary’s personal recollection and memories of his time with Mr. Lack.

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ARCALM Stephen Jesic News

Published February 12, 2020

ARCALM Stephen Jesic's painting of "Morning Reflections" has won the Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine’s Challenge #115, Wildlife. It is currently published in their current #131 Feb/March issue and also in an upcoming issue in American Art Collector.

The painting has also won Best in Show and an Award of Excellence in the Artist for Conservation's 2019 International Exhibition of Nature in Art.

To learn more about the International Exhibit of Nature in Art visit http://www.artistsforconservation.org/news-media/news/2019-exhibit-award-winners.

 

ARCALM Gayle Madeira Wins Award

Published February 11, 2020

Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master Gayle Madeira for winning the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Medal of Honor Award in Oil/Acrylics for her painting "Young American".

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, founded in 1896, is a national organization to promote and advance the work of professional women artists.

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Tina Garrett Flesh Tones Workshop

Published February 11, 2020

All levels are welcome to this 5-Day Flesh Tones Workshop for Oil Painters with ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett. Tina started oil painting in 2012 and shares with her students the practical methods she uses in her award-winning portraiture to help artists make the best paintings they have ever made. 

Throughout this 30-hour master class, students will study flesh tones in multiple lighting scenarios including varied complexions and ethnicities, 'underwater’ light, and painted faces. Tina will demonstrate at least three starting methods: Accurate Color Wash, Open Grisaille, and Value Block-In each morning, and students will paint from the live model each afternoon, with individual critique and one-on-one guidance from Tina offered throughout.

Tina will share her practical strategies to creating an accurate color palette, understanding values, temperature and how they create form, as well as two simple techniques for accurate drawing. Students will focus intently on the creation of an accurate palette. Tina will demonstrate the processes she employs in all her works, focusing on composition, values, chroma, edges, and mark-making. Additionally, she will demonstrate how to control your palette for accurate values and color and give key strategies for portrait artists, including detailed instruction on client contracts and relations, PR/marketing, social media, and how to price your work.

The workshop runs from August 3 -7, 2020 at the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art, 17 Pascalstraat, Haarlem, Netherlands.

To learn more, please visit https://www.dutchartatelier.com/tina-garrett-flesh-tones.html.

ARA Boston Scholarship Competition

Published February 10, 2020

The deadline for ARA Boston's scholarship competition is fast approaching. The scholarship awards a student their first full year of training tuition free and ends on February 14, 2020.

The Academy of Realist Art, Boston is an ARC approved atelier that was established in the historic leather district of Boston in 2009. They have grown into a cozy medium-sized academy that prides itself on providing a nurturing environment with enthusiastic instructors that care about their students while demanding the highest standards of performance from them.

ARA Boston implements a curriculum that has been modeled after 19th century French Academies with refinements that reflect the modern world. Their instructors have studio space in the school and welcome having an open discourse about their own art and work experiences as a complement to their class instruction.

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, click here

ARC Gallery List

Published February 10, 2020

The Art Renewal Center has recently added a list of representational art galleries to the website. Some of these businesses focus solely on Contemporary Realism and others carry a wide variety of works including Contemporary Realism, but in some cases also antique or Modernist work and even glasswork, woodwork, ceramics and other forms of merchandise. However, the one thing all these galleries have in common is that they support 21st Century Representational Art and include works by living artists who paint and/or sculpt in the traditional method.

The goal of this list is to help connect clients, galleries and artists to one another for the benefit of all!

If you know of additional galleries that sell or exhibit Representational Art by living artists, please contact us so that we can include them in this listing.

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ARA Boston Scholarship Competition

Published February 7, 2020

The deadline for ARA Boston's scholarship competition is fast approaching. The scholarship awards a student their first full year of training tuition free and ends on February 14, 2020.

The Academy of Realist Art, Boston is an ARC approved atelier that was established in the historic leather district of Boston in 2009. They have grown into a cozy medium-sized academy that prides itself on providing a nurturing environment with enthusiastic instructors that care about their students while demanding the highest standards of performance from them.

ARA Boston implements a curriculum that has been modeled after 19th century French Academies with refinements that reflect the modern world. Their instructors have studio space in the school and welcome having an open discourse about their own art and work experiences as a complement to their class instruction.

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, click here

 

Minnesota Landscapes

Published February 6, 2020

Outdoor Painters of Minnesota has been selected to mount a members' exhibit of landscape paintings in the newly renovated third floor gallery of the Minnesota State Capitol. This exhibit, "Minnesota Landscapes", was installed in January 2020 and is open to the public until the end of May 2020.

ARC Living Master Mary Pettis will have two works on display. "Minnehaha Falls in Autumn" and "Cedars in Springtime", were selected for this show.

Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

The exhibition runs from January 15 - May 31, 2020 at The Minnesota State Capitol, Third Floor Public Art Gallery, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

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Last Chance to Enter LARA Competition

Published February 3, 2020

Open to participants aged 16-20, LARA's Easter Scholarship Competition will end Monday, February 10, 2020.

LARA is offering two young people the chance to win a place in their Easter School | Drawing and Painting Bootcamp (30th March – 2nd April 2020, worth £870) and one runner-up the chance to be hosted for one week of the Easter School (subject to availability, worth £435). Entrants will be required to submit a portfolio of work, as well as a written statement. The lucky winners will not only have the opportunity to learn a new skill and discover the world of atelier training, but also boost their art portfolios and enrich their personal statements!

Click here for further details and how to enter. 

Realism Ambassador of the Week: Gezien van de Riet

Published February 4, 2020

ARC Associate Living Master Gezien van de Riet has been features in the Realism Today Newsletter as Realism Ambassador of the week.

"The beauty of nature always mesmerizes me. To capture that beauty requires long and close observation. In that process emerges a personal selection, brought about by artistic feeling. That kind of observation was already the earmark of the realist painters of the Dutch Golden Age..."

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Animals In Art at Seaside Art Gallery

Published February 3, 2020

All sorts of animals bring joy, laughter, security and comfort to countless lives daily. They are our best friends, comforters and confidants, whether in a quiet hospital ward, at home, out in nature, or everywhere. Animals play an important part in our lives.

During the month of February each year, Seaside Art Gallery helps to recognize and celebrate animals while helping to create a better world for them. A portion of proceeds from the sale of any item featuring an animal in the gallery from February 2nd–23rd, will be donated to the Coastal Humane Society to benefit animals. Artwork featured in the ‘Animals in Art Show’ can be seen and purchased both in the gallery and online.

ARC Associate Living Master Debra Keirce will be among the participating artists.

The show runs from February 2 - 23, 2020 at the Seaside Art Gallery 2716 Virginia Dare Trail South, Nags Head, North Carolina 27959. An open reception will be held on Friday, February 8th, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. Refreshments are served.

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