I just received some great news! I am the award recipient of the Evelyn and Peter Haller Distinguished Young Artist Award! This contest is put out by the Society of Animal Artists and sponsored by Isabel and Sheldon Sklar. I was told that the competition was pretty stiff but they thought I had a very strong body of work. I'm very honored and humbled to have received this award and my many thanks to Isabel and Sheldon Sklar, the jurors who selected my work and the Society of Animal Artists.