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ARC International Salon at the Salmagundi Club

The   Art Renewal Center (ARC) would like to invite you to our opening of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm.

A Special Thank You for Sponsoring the…

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The Children of China

This is a short video I created that depicts my concept of painting a series of images based on a theme.  in this theme, The Children of China, my intent was to depict the spirit and subtle passion of children in the countryside in modern China.  Using an impressionist and colorist approach I place the viewer in the position of dwelling on the children, imagining what their inner world is truly about.  I choose to not overtly communicate "passion" but rather, allow the viewer to "be there"…

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Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Only 30 Days Remain to Enter the 2017 Spring Online Competition and Showcase!

There are only 30 days remaining to enter our Spring Online Competition and Showcase!

This contest is open to all CPAP Associate Members.

Not a Member? Sign up now. Membership is free! You don't have to live in California to join but your artwork must reflect California locations.…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on March 2, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

Shanghai, China plein air

This 107cm x 80cm piece was worked up in the studio from the following artRage plein air sketch I did on my iPhone on the Bund at night in Shanghai.…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on July 15, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

CPAP Announces 2017 Spring Online Competition for Associate Members

All CPAP Associate Members are invited to submit their artwork for our Spring Online Competition and Showcase. Successful contestents will receive cash awards and…

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Topanga Autumn, Early Morning Plein Air, part 4

We call it Dragon Rock. The gnarly sandstone formation just a short hike up Cheney Ranch Trail. If you step off the main trail and onto the footpath it will take you to the very top that resembles a big glob of dry clay and has multiple little caves and holes. Prehistoric rocks that were polished by rivers long gone are trapped in it. These rocks are the remnants of a mountain range that used to dominate the Eastern part of Arizona. High cliffs on the south side of Dragon…

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Added by Elena Roché on December 16, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments


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My Plein Air Challenge

Before I head out to paint I set myself a challenge which I write as short notes on my IPhone.  I reread them on site. This week it was  be different in your approach and had to do with the process of laying washes. At the end of the painting I want to feel I tried something new . In this case I did get a softer layer in the background due to the 4 layers of washes .…

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Added by Barbara Tapp on November 23, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments


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First, Be Creative

The Snake, mixed media, by Eleanor West Pendergrass…

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Added by Lori Putnam on November 24, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Don'f Handcuff Yourself.

Don’t Handcuff Yourself

Trying to be too literal will handcuff your efforts and almost guarantee a poor painting.



By Ed Bertolet



This is a very common misstep by outdoor painters. Especially in plein air where the objects you’re painting are right in front of you. Their immediacy almost demands you render them as they are. And, you’re being instructed to carefully observe the subtleties of local color, temperatures, reflected light and…

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Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 23, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

Thanks to Art of the West Magazine; New Signature Member Publication Awards

It’s a pleasure to share the news that Art of the West Magazine has signed on as a Publication Sponsor for our 2015 Signature Membership Selection Event.

 

Join us as we celebrate the announcement of…

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Added by Director, Signature Services on October 21, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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Two Day Painting Concentration with Signature Member Karen Leoni at Lover's Point Area, Monterey, California

June 13, 2017 at 10am to June 14, 2017 at 5pm
This ongoing series of 2-Day workshops puts all of the concepts of successful painting into two days of purposeful instruction along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world... the beautiful Monterey Bay. The workshop is best suited for artists who feel that they are accomplished yet have already exhibited some of their work. This is not only about craftsmanship but is also about aesthetics.…See More
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Online Critique Service with Master Artists

We are very pleased to announce a new service for all our Members. Master Artists Cheng Lian, Lisa Fricker and Ned Mueller are now available to perform individualized critiques of your artwork. Want to get to the next level? A sound, objective critique by one of these nationally acknowledged Masters will definitely help…See More
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ARC International Salon at the Salmagundi Club

The   Art Renewal Center (ARC) would like to invite you to our opening of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm.A Special Thank You for Sponsoring the Landscape Competition:…See More
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Final Weekend to Enter Spring Online Juried Showcase

This is the final weekend to enter your art in our Spring Online Exhibit and Showcase.! The Deadline to enter is this Sunday at midnight, PDT. At stake are cash and merchandise awards, publicity awards and other Honors. Go to OnlineJuriedShows to view the Prospectus and enter. This is a great opportunity for our Associate Members to advance and publicize their art. Our Juror of Awards is Ned Mueller, nationally…See More
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Only 30 Days Remain to Enter the 2017 Spring Online Competition and Showcase!

There are only 30 days remaining to enter our Spring Online Competition and Showcase!This contest is open to all CPAP Associate Members.Not a Member? Sign up now. Membership is free! You don't have to live in California to join but your artwork must reflect California locations.Our Juror of Awards is Ned Mueller. Ned is a CPAP Painting Ambassador and an acknowledged Master Artist. VIEW NED'S BIOGRAPHY.AWARDS: •    First Place        $200 Cash…See More
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CPAP Announces 2017 Spring Online Competition for Associate Members

All CPAP Associate Members are invited to submit their artwork for our Spring Online Competition and Showcase. Successful contestents will receive cash awards and free subscriptions to Art of the West Magazine as well as being honored on our website. In addition, ten members will receive Honorable Mention awards. The…See More
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2016 Signature Members Announced

We are very excited and pleased to announce this year’s candidates for Signature Membership. Selections were made based upon the strength of their plein air portfolios. As part of the selection process, their Membership Level is elevated to that of Painting Ambassador and upon completion of the required prerequisites they will become full Signature Members.Please join us in welcoming this year’s brand new Painting Ambassadors: Sybil JohnsonBev LazorNed MuellerWill MallerErnie DollmanWilliam…See More
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