Life is competition, whether we like it or not. This collection of work has been entered in competition, not for the ribbons, nor the prize money, but for the recognition that validates your work in the American Indian community. Style, technique, accuracy of content, design elements, all play a part in the piece created, but it the emotion that the viewer gets when looking at the artist's work. That link between the viewer and what the artist's message is sometimes evolving. That is what art is about, "in the eyes of the beholder".