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Submit your artwork for FREE
Dates to submit work: Tuesday, February 2 – Friday, February 26, 2021

On view May 21, 2021 – September 19, 2021

Former and current service men and women in the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas are encouraged to submit their artwork for this paramount exhibit featuring art by service men and women from across the South-Central United States.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it is estimated that 10-18% of the approximately 3 million U.S. service members deployed from 2001 to 2018 returned home with PTSD. The fear, depression, negative moods and nightmares connected with PTSD interrupt their daily lives. 

Art offers a nonverbal outlet of expression. Many service members find their art to become an extension of themselves and their thoughts.

The aim of this exhibit is to raise awareness about PTSD, offer a potential solution to help alleviate the symptoms of PTSD, and give these service men and women a venue to tell their individual stories through their artwork. All works in this group exhibit will be for sale and will benefit the participating artists and RAM’s Art4Healing Program.

Through the duration of this exhibit, RAM will offer Art4Healing classes FREE to Veterans.

Works selected to be shown in the exhibit will be selected by RAM.  

Works may be of any media (including painting, photography, sculpture, etc.).

Dates to submit work: Tuesday, February 2 – Friday, April 2, 2021

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Creative Forces: Honoring Heroes
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901

ENTRIES MUSE INCLUDE:

  • Up to 3 clearly labeled, high-resolution CD images, USB drives or photographs will be accepted
  • Details for each work: title, year, media and dimensions (H x W x D)
  • No images larger than 18 x 24” (framed 24 x 36”)
  • Price required for each piece, in the event of a sale
  • Short statement about the submitted piece
  • Your branch of service
  • Proof of military service

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Drop-offs can be made during museum hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–6pm;Sunday, 1–5pm
  • Museum will not accept original artwork as a submission
  • No submissions will be accepted via email
  • Submissions will not be returned
  • Artwork selected for the exhibit must be framed and ready to hang when delivered

 

Dates to submit work: Tuesday, February 2 – Friday, April 2, 2021

Accepted entries announced: Friday, April 16, 2021

Deadline for delivery: Friday, May 7, 2021

Exhibit dates: May 21 – Sept. 19, 2021

Dates for pickup of unsold artwork: Sept. 24 – Oct. 8, 2021

SHIPPING & RETURN OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK:
Accepted artwork must arrive prepaid at museum by Friday, March 26, 2021. Participants must pick up their artwork from the museum no later than Oct. 8, 2021. Accepted entries may not be removed during the course of the exhibit. Accepted artwork must have a label affixed with artist’s name, title of work, & year clearly indicated. Unidentified artwork will not be considered. By submitting images of your work, it is agreed that all terms & conditions are fully understood. Please call 479.784.2787 if you have any questions.

Image: Ron Whitehead, True Colors, Veteran Artist Program’s Pentagon exhibit