Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and 21st Century Artists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for representational art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists painting, sculpting and drawing today with eleven categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the 21st Century Representational Art Movement. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to representational art.


Most Recent Blog

14th International Virtual ARC Salon Exhibition Published on 2 July, 2020

Including 70 short video interviews with many of the exhibiting artists from around the world, totaling 2 hours of edited video footage! We have embedded this footage directly into the newly created digital exhibition catalog, creating a uniquely engaging virtual experience that tells an overarching story about the passion behind representational expression, life, and the human condition as reflected in the art itself. The exhibition will also include 3 distinctive walkthrough exhibition spaces where viewers can view the curated show of all 99 works, a written interview with Kara Lysandra Ross covering topics such as the importance of representational art and why it is a good investment and a short video we have created capturing the core philosophy of the movement including live footage of the exhibition while on view at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain. Also, be sure to vote for your favorite look in the “Art and Beauty Behind Fashion Event”, where Fashion Week San Diego Designers have created eight distinctive looks inspired by the FWSD winning works from the ARC Salon.  

Exhibition dates are July 13 – July 31, 2020. Click on any of the Virtual ARC Salon Exhibition banners on the ARC website www.artrenewal.org during this time to view the virtual show at Sothebys.com.

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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

Education

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

About Us

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

Recent additions to the website

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July 2, 2020

Added PleinAir Live to the ARC Blog.

July 1, 2020

Added Poetic Presence to the ARC Blog.

June 30, 2020

June 29, 2020

June 27, 2020

Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.
Added a new image of Raine by Jerry Luisi.

June 23, 2020