The reception for the Southeast Pastel Society 17th International Juried Exhibition symbolizes the pinnacle of my new found career drawing with pastels. It is such an honor to be among such talented and accomplished pastelists and that the judge thought enough of my work that I could be included in the show. This year marks my third year being with the Southeastern Pastel Society and this is the third year in a row I have been fortunate enough to be in the art exhibition/competition. This year the drawing of the succulent was chosen to be in the show. To be in the show establishes the benchmark for me as an artist.