ARC helped my career in a huge way

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ARC helped my career in a huge way

From Julio Reyes

Published before 2005


Dear Fred,

I must take the opportunity to tell you what an honor it is to be a part of your collection, and how truly grateful I am to you and to the ARC Salon Competition. ARC helped my career in a huge way early on, and when it really mattered; when I was nobody from nowhere. The endorsement, and patronage provided the kind of financial and emotional support that kept me pursuing my life's dream, giving me the means, courage, and confidence to push on. What's more, this morning Candice and I learned of the results of this year's Salon Competition, and we were jumping around the living room, overjoyed, appreciative, and feeling truly blessed! What more can I say, other than, thank you - thank you for supporting us and so many other artists out there, and for standing up for quality, meaning, and substance in the arts. I will keep painting to the best of my ability, every day, for as long as I can; and if by chance, I'm able to leave behind an artistic legacy that outlives me, then I hope you know you had something to do with it.

I look forward to our meeting in person someday, and please send along my regards to Kara. Meeting Kara in person at this year's Representational Art Conference (TRAC) was such a highlight. She is warm, generous, and very impressive. My wife Candice and I feel honored to know her.

Warmest Regards,
Julio Reyes