It's been a niggling dream for nearly all the 20 years that it's been operating. I remember seeing the articles about it in Southwest Art magazine way back when as I was living and struggling as a young artist if Florida. I always hoped to participate in this show but didn't believe in myself enough.
Thanks to the encouragement of my family and friends, I've started to apply myself to my sculpture last year. It was a real challenge to get my application and images submitted and I truly was uploading it at the midnight deadline ;-)
I am very excited about the opportunity and intend to continue to work hard, learn more and create the best I can!