The Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon is the largest competition in the world for representational art, receiving approximately 5,000 entries from eighty-three countries this past year. We at Enchanted Living are excited to showcase this oil painting by Mary Jane Ansell, Floralia II, which is lush and undoubtedly faerie queen-esque and the winner of ARC’s special Enchanted Living Award for 2021. “Floralia II and the series of works she comes from has been such a joy to work on,” Ansell says, “especially during the uncertainty and upset of the last year. I know I am not alone in finding huge comfort in nature more than ever during this period, and I’ve found myself increasingly welcoming its beauty into my work.”

The 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition, consisting of approximately 100 works from the competition, will first open at Sotheby’s NY this July and then travel to the European Museum of Modern Art, in Barcelona, from October 8 to December 12, 2021. The Art Renewal Center will be accepting entries for its next Salon competition from November 1, 2021, through February 16, 2022.

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