Following up on this post, I am happy to announce that my extra effort in presenting my work at the McGuffey Art Center paid off. I have been accepted as an Associate Member! I spoke with the Associate member liaison today and now have the necessary leads to get some pieces into the shop and to show some work too. I’m looking forward to meeting all the other artists too. So far everyone I have met has not only been quite talented, but also open and friendly too. I have lots to learn from this community and I am so looking forward to it.