Sergio Roffo Exhibition
ARC Associate Living™ Master Sergio Roffo is holding a solo exhibition of his work at the Guild of Boston Artists. The Guild is located on 160 Newbury St. Boston, MA and the show runs from December 6 – 29, 2016.

There will be a live painting demonstration on Saturday, December 17, at 2pm.

For more information, please click here.

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Lesson 11 in the DVI Bargue Drawing Course
Lesson 11 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.

Support the DVI on Patreon or by buying and downloading the full class! Your support helps to finance the production of high-quality video courses and subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public.

The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted December 1st, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master


Curiosity by Terje Adler Mork
ARC is pleased to welcome Terje Adler Mork as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™!

Terje Adler Mork was born in Odda, Norway in 1949. He has a background within IT and programming from Bergen and later in Sarpsborg where he moved in 1987. In 2001 he quit working with computers and started painting full time. His favorite subject is the study of the human figure and to recreate it as thinking psychological beings.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted November 30th, 2016

John Joseph Hunn News
ARC Living Artist™ John Joseph Hunn’s series of drawings titled “Anthology of Mary” has been moved to a new viewing location. The drawings, which are a part of the Howard Tullman collection, have been moved to Suite 1212 Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.

Posted November 30th, 2016

Arina Gordienko at Italian Museum
ARC Associate Living Master™ Arina Gordienko’s painting, “Leaves Are Full of Voices”, will be featured at Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna in Italy at the Biennale “PESCARART 2016″, from November 26, 2016 to January 7, 2017.

The museum is located on Via Antonio Gramsci in Pescara PE, 65122, Italy.

Posted November 29th, 2016

New Lesson in DVI Course Released
Lesson 10 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.
The DVI is using Patreon to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Patreon subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public. The videos are then posted on the DVI YouTube channel.
The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

IX 10 Jury Submissions Now Open
The jury submission period for the Main Show of IX 10 is now open and will run through midnight, November 30th.

The show will take place October 18-22, 2017 in Reading, PA at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

This year the jurors are Juliette Aristides (ARC Living Master, Aristides Atelier), Peter Frank (Art Critic, Huffington Post), Mary Holahan (Curator, Delaware Art Museum), Danijela Krha (Editor-in-chief, Beautiful.Bizarre), and Zach Tutor (Curator, Supersonic Art).

Please note that this submission period is only for the Main Show. Showcase tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in January 2017.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.illuxcon.com/ix-10-jury-submissions.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

Vicki Sullivan in 2016 JADA
ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan has been selected as a finalist in the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) which runs from October 28 – December 10, 2016 at the Grafton Regional Gallery located on 158 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia.

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing and plays a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice.

Entries selected for the 2016 JADA will tour eight regional and metropolitan galleries in Australia until mid 2018.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

Clark Gussin News
We would like to congratulate ARC Living Artist™, Clark Gussin, on his Honorable Mention in the Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition. The painting, “The Farrier Hears the Call of the Sea”, is also a finalist in the 12th International ARC Salon competition.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

ARC Print Sale
Browse the ARC museum or pick from our popular prints at arc-store.com.

All proceeds from the sale of our prints raise money for our scholarship fund and other programs.

Posted November 18th, 2016

Clara Peeters Exhibition
Clara Peeters was a pioneer in the field of still life painting, and one of the few women painters active in the 1600′s. Approximately forty paintings by her are known today.
This exhibition attempts to explain the deeper meanings contained in her still life paintings, and to highlight the achievements of this little known but extraordinary artist.

The exhibition takes place at the Prado located on Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, 28014, Spain and runs from now until February 19, 2017.

Posted November 18th, 2016

Lesson 9 of DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative has released Lesson 9 in the Bargue course titled “Follow Through Lines”.
The DVI is using Patreon, a subscription service, to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Your patronage ensures that we can reach a broader audience, so that all students who seek atelier training have access to this essential knowledge.
Patreon subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public.

The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

Please visit Patreon and subscribe to see the first ten videos in this course or visit the DVI YouTube channel for the first nine videos for free now.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted November 17th, 2016

Joke Frima Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima is showing six of her paintings at the PAN Art and Antiques Fair in Amsterdam in conjunction with her gallery, Mokum, Amsterdam.

The show runs from November 20- 27, 2016 and is located on Europaplein 20, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For more information about this event, please click here.

Posted November 16th, 2016

London Atelier of Representational Art Open Studios
ARC Approved™ London Atelier of Representational Art, located in Vox Studios on 1-45 Durham Street, SE11 5JH, London UK, is holding an Open Studio show featuring the work of full time and part time students at the atelier.

The open studio will take place on November 24, 2016 and there will be free portrait demonstrations and life drawing from 6:30 till 8:30.

For more information or to RSVP, please email: info@drawpaintsculpt.com.

Posted November 15th, 2016

12th International ARC Salon Catalogue Pre-Order
Pre-order the 12th International ARC Salon Catalogue!

The catalogue will include images of all finalist works by all 640 artists and serve as our official exhibition catalogue for the live version of the ARC Salon.

We are offering this catalogue now at our special pre-order price of $53.

Catalogues are expected in and ready to ship by April of 2017.

To pre-order your copy, click here.

Posted November 11th, 2016

Lesson 8 OF DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative has released Lesson 8 – Plumb lines in the Bargue course.
The DVI is using Patreon, a subscription service, to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Your patronage ensures that we can reach a broader audience, so that all students who seek atelier training have access to this essential knowledge.
Patreon subscribers and purchasers through DVI will gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage. Patreon subscribers will enjoy access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public. The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To see the first nine videos in this course, please visit Patreon to subscribe, or come to the DVI YouTube channel for the first eight videos for free now.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted November 10th, 2016

Fragonard – Drawing Triumphant
This exhibition celebrates Fragonard’s achievements as a master draftsman. Among the 100 works on paper on view, nearly half are from private collections, some of which are being shown publicly for the first time. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see well-loved masterpieces alongside new discoveries and works that have long been out of the public eye.

The exhibition is open now until January 8, 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art located on 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028.

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

Posted November 8th, 2016

12th International ARC Salon Results Announced

ARC is pleased to present the winners and finalists of the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. This year we have 1,006 finalist works by 640 artists from 63 countries, representing 32% of works submitted. To view the results of our 12th International ARC Salon Competition, click here

Posted November 8th, 2016

Part VIII in Educational Article Series Published
Part eight in a series of 15 plus articles on French and English Academic Painting by ARC COO, Kara Lysandra Ross, has been published in the Epoch Times.

This article focuses on three French artists who could not be left out of the first half of the series focusing on French 19th century painting, Jehan Georges Vibert (1840–1902), Gustave Doré (1832–1883), and James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902).

“Apart from the artists who were given varying degrees of administrative power in the French Academies, there were many artists who dedicated their time solely to painting and became famous for their work without becoming involved in leadership roles. These are three such artists.”

To read the full article, click here.


A Fete Day at Brighton
by James Jacques Joseph tissot

Posted November 4th, 2016

New DVI Lesson Released
The Da Vinci Initiative has released Lesson 7 – Envelope in the Bargue course. This lesson teaches the importance of using envelopes when creating an accurate drawing.
The DVI is using Patreon, a subscription service, to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Your patronage ensures that we can reach a broader audience, so that all students who seek atelier training have access to this essential knowledge.
Patreon subscribers and purchasers through DVI will gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage. Patreon subscribers will enjoy access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public. The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To see the first eight videos in this course, please visit Patreon to subscribe, or come to the DVI YouTube channel for the first seven videos for free now.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted November 3rd, 2016