My painting won "People's Choice Third Place" in the RFA Members' Show October 19, 2014! Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised: 37 is my lucky number. I forgot to use my pen name on this entry. I use "C. Meton" when I write and I sign all of my art with the initials, "CLM" but I forgot to do that when I entered this painting, so the gallery tag shows the name by which I'm known among my friends.
Boy, was I surprised! I helped hang the entries for the show and I was intimidated by all the extremely good art that was included in the show. There were over seventy entries and I really didn't expect to win. My main reason for entering my painting was that I wanted to see how my art would be received by the public.
One of the professional artists who also had paintings in this show told me that I should have priced it higher.