Around 2015, I met Dan, another local artist, at a gallery we were both showing at and he invited me to join a local art group, called the Arena Art Group. Arena is a 70+ year old art group comprised of local comtempory artists. I submitted an application, some images and I was voted into the group in 2016.
Being accepted into the group gave me a boost of confidence in my work. I was accepted based on my 3D lenticular work, but since, I've moved on to another 3D medium that is less expensive to produce. Currently, I'm the digital/technical advisor and virtual gallery manager, on the steering committee of the group.