I entered an international art competition called the Art Olympia, a contest for new and emerging artists. The contest accepts artwork from all over the world, then all art will be judged in Tokyo, Japan. Yesterday I received a notice that my drawing Merovingian was accepted as one of 80 pieces of art from the United States that will compete in Japan! 2,838 artists from around the world entered the competition and 414 artists entered in the United States. Artists in the US submitted 737 pieces of art for consideration. Merovingian is one of 80 works of art accepted from the United States to compete in Japan. On June 10, 14 jurors from New York, Paris and Tokyo will choose the prize winners. I’m very honored that my drawing was accepted in the competition.