This pastel painting, "Brook Flying" has been posted before. Last year the painting did not get into the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. I submitted the painting again this year and it was received into the show and won the Kelly Weal Memorial Award. The lessons learned -- Entry into a juried show is usually based on the judgement of just one person. If you believe a piece of work has some merit, persist. Someone else may see the same elements of merit.