Forgot to mention this earlier. My larger (4″x4″) small painting was accepted into the show! There were 538 paintings and artwork submitted and 198 were accepted.
This is only the fourth show I’ve entered and the third show that I’ve been accepted for. The first was in the 1980s for a pen and ink drawing which won 2nd place. I don’t have a picture of the drawing but somewhere there is a plaque in a box in storage attesting to this. The second show was a student show and then this one. So overall am very happy.