So I submitted a piece for the next show at the Columbia Art League and I did not get juried in. I was a little disappointed at first but when I stopped and thought about it, I really have no reason to be disappointed or upset. Since I began my "career" in art a few short years ago this is the first time I haven't made it into a show. And since this particular painting was my first foray into portraiture with a palette knife, it is probably one of my weaker pieces. You be the judge.