Holy donut hole, Batman! I am on Could 9!! First, I received invitational postcards for the all media show I got juried into in Chicago by The Northwest Area Arts Council and my piece, "Dappled" is the advertising piece for the entire show!
Second, I received this email (in part): "Congratulations! Your piece 'Dappled' won an Artistic Merit Award. Just to let you know also: your piece was one of the highest scoring pieces during jurying: it received an average of 6.67 (out of 7) by the three jurors, meaning that it was given a perfect 7 by at least two of them-- and that is out of more than 600 submitted works. It's a wonderful work!"