If you've been paying attention, you will have noticed we featured this painting as it was being painted.
On March 30th, Matt was only half done with the work, having apparently started it only the night before. Perhaps it was a dare?
Matt submitted the painting to the Dupage Art League's monthly exhibition on March 31st. The theme of the April exhibition was "Art Imitates Art."
Submissions could be reproductions of masterpieces, artworks done "in the manner of" a particular artist, or could take some other tack with the given theme.
Matt must have done something wright, because he won a blue ribbon on April 1st. No foolin'!
Kudos for the well-deserved recognition!