Our 19-year-old daughter, Celia, entered the Art Renewal Center’s worldwide competition this year in the DaVinci Initiative category, for artists 19 and under. To our surprise, all three of her charcoal drawings were accepted and her self-portrait won the top prize! She won $2500 and her work will be featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, September/October issue. Her portrait had originally been done for one of her Cooper Union classes, so it is pretty amazing to know it is in a museum in Barcelona with the next stop being Sotheby’s in New York City! Rob found inexpensive tickets to the two-night Barcelona opening, so Celia, Ava and I went for three days and participated in this very international event, December 6 and 7 at the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern. We were very happy to see Celia’s hard work honored!