Milford artist Dakota Neumon, 20, has been busy lately. In the month of November her painting "My Poppy" was accepted into the American Artist Professional League's 87th Grand National Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. There were more than 5,000 entries and only 250 were accepted. Also in November, Neumon’s painting "Luna" won first place, awarded by the juror Andre Rochester, in the Milford Firehouse Art Gallery's exhibit "Fur, Feathers, and Scales.” Neumon recently completed a live figure model class, under the mentoring of nationally known artist Claudia Post, and she is currently studying academic fine art and realism under Post. Neumon also completed a commission of a married couple, titled ‘Our Remembrance’ and is currently working on another commission of a dog, a German shepherd. Click here to read an earlier Milford Mirror article about Neumon.