I have recently received the honor of being selected as the newest member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR). The guild was founded by a highly selective group of professional realist artists from around the world in 2002. Their aim is to advance realism in fine art and bridge the gap between art collectors and some of the finest realist art in the country. They offer their members opportunities for shows, media exposure and museum exhibitions across the country. I am excited about this opportunity to broaden my horizons and look forward to getting to know other realist artists as I continue to learn and grow.