The William Bouguereau Award goes to the piece which displays a strong sense of emotion, theme, and the figure. The figure; clearly a man. The theme; manliness. Emotion; pfft, men don't feel emotions. The only emotions I feel are usually rage and hunger, which usually go hand in hand.
In addition, I placed as a finalist in the still life category, and my lovely lady placed as a finalist in still life and the figure.
All joking aside, the ARC has truly helped my career and I would like to thank everyone there for this great honor (plus money, money rules). A big congrats to all the other winners and finalists.