I just received notice that I am now an official member of the Manitoba Society of Artists. My schedule is busy but I’m loving it. Having a commitment to various art groups keeps me fresh on what’s going on in the art world, builds new relationships and provides an opportunity for learning you just can’t get anywhere else. Currently I am a member of the Assiniboine Group of Artists Cooperative here in Manitoba, Colored Pencil Society of America, Forum Art Centre Group, Charleswood Art Group and now the Manitoba Society of Artists. Almost all the groups are juried memberships so I consider myself very fortunate to be accepted into these circles of talented artists and friends.