Got back yesterday from Kansas City. It was an incredible weekend with some great artists and and people. Kinda restored my faith in people. We worked hard and we talked hard. All in all we chose a lot of great pieces and some wonderful winners. I want to thank the whole jury, the staff and especially Arnie and Cathy Fenner. They not only produce a great book but with their knowledge and personalities seem to be caretakers of a genre. Heady stuff I know but I'm feelin' it. Probably be embarrassed in a few days but now it is etched in cyberspace. Here is a little drawing I did for them before I went out there. I now see how appropriate it is. I made sure that I chose dark colored beans to vote with to stay true to the drawing. Here is a link to Spectrum so you can see the winners and the room in which we juried.