Word has just come to me from Rae Smith herself, president of the Pastel Society of America, that my painting "King's Guard" has won the Allied Artists of America Award at the PSA's 40th Annual Exhibition. The show runs through September 29, 2012 at the Bernhard Gallery of the National Arts Club in New York City.
UPDATE as of 9/4/2012: Just received news that "King's Guard" has been selected to be included in a show at the Butler Institute of American Art following the PSA show! Tentative dates for this show are December through January. More news later!