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Natalie Featherston receives Best Trompe L’oeil award in the 15th International Art Renewal Center Salon competition

January 18, 2021

Meyer Gallery painter, Natalie Featherston, has just been announced as the winner of the Best Trompe L’oeil award in the 15th International Art Renewal Center Salon competition, for her work titled “Nesting Instinct”. This year the ARC received 4,941 entries from 83 countries 

Artist Natale Featherston conceived of this trompe l’oeil painting at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, when the public was asked to stay home. Using a three-dimensional panel, she has painted the sides to create the illusion of a cardboard box. The nest appears in an almost perilous condition, ready to tip it’s precious cargo out of the box- a feeling the artist identified with as the pandemic began, with its fear and uncertainty.

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501©(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 articlesletters 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 representational 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.


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