I was honored to be a finalist judge for The Rookies this year, which was something I was completely unaware of until I was approached about it. Looking over the work coming out of students and others in various situations and timelines in their artistic careers is somewhat re-invigorating. I wish I had some of the tools available today when I was at the same point, but regardless of things that change what stays constant is the passion people have for art and their craft, whatever it may be. Congrats to the winners, selecting top picks was a pretty arduous task.
To all that make art... keep creating!