Last night was a momentous occasion in my life. I attended the art auction event for the Urban Suburban exhibition at the Epsten Gallery of the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art. When I walked in the door I was told that my painting could've been sold several times over. I am blown away by it all. It was an incredible evening to witness the huge crowd of prominent Kansas Citians jammed into the gallery taking in all of the art hanging on the walls. My painting was in such good company surrounded by art by Peregrine Honig (Second place finisher in Bravo's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist), photographers Stanley Goldberg and Gloria Baker Feinstein, Marcus Cain, the executive director of the of KCJMCA, and so many more. We enjoyed watching the live auction part of the evening (and were careful not to make any unintended bids for thousands of dollars!). All of this has encouraged me to keep painting and pursue it with a seriousness I hadn't felt before. If they'll have me back next year, I look forward to it, participating in the Kansas City Jewish Art Festival next October and to so much more. And, now it's time to get off the computer and back to the easel.