I've just received some fabulous news from two unexpected places -- Nacogdoches, Texas and Coos Bay, Oregon -- and couldn't resist sharing it. Two of my paintings were accepted into the Texas National Juried Exhibition (in Nacogdoches, TX), and Dave Hickey, the juror, selected "Portrait of a Romance" for the Second Place cash award.   And two paintings were selected by the juror, Douglas Russell, for Expressions West 2012, a juried exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Oregon.  He awarded the third place cash award to "Some San Francisco Ballerinas." I'm a very happy artist!