September 18 to October 6, 2013 is a big international art competition. 2,099 amateur and professional artists from 47 countries and 45 states entered. 575 were not chosen. My painting was. I started in January. This morning I repainted The bow strings white and the bridges on the cellos white. They look better now. My painting will be at 86 Monroe Center NW in Grand Rapid, Michigan. In the window so people on the sidewalk can see it. The people decide which art they like best. They vote for it. The art with the most votes wins a big art Prize. I hope my painting sells. It is exciting to be part of a great art event.