The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world has chosen my painting titled "Still Water" in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition as a finalist to be included in their soon tho be published international catalog. This year they had 1,006 finalist works by 640 artists from 63 countries, representing 32% of works submitted. The thousands of artist's that enter this international competition bring forth great works of art that inspire us all. The best of the best are featured in this catalog. My taboret if I wore one, would be removed in respect and honor as a result of these artist major achievement in reaching the level they have. My congratulations to all my fellow artists who have earned a place in this international competition. I have won awards and have been a finalist several times now over the years and always look forward to this international compatition.