PRIZM Veteran's Art Show Call for Artists

Eye On Art  |  10/06/2017 9:00 am

PRIZM Creative Community is issuing a Call for Participation to Artist’s and Authors for the Third Biennial Veteran’s Art Exhibition of Northwest Ohio, called “Visions of Freedom.” The two month exhibit will be on display from November 4, 2017 through January 5, 2018 in the Downstairs Gallery at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg. Applications must be received by Oct. 21st in order to participate. Those who would enjoy possible press coverage are urged to submit their application early with digital jpeg images sent to [email protected] with “PRESS Vet Show” in the subject line by Monday October 16.

A special Opening Reception and Program to commemorate Veterans Day and the talents of participants will be held on Sunday November 5 at 2 p.m. The program will feature special guest speaker Colonel Chip Tansill, U.S. Army retired. Colonel Tansill was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Veteran Services by Governor Kasich in 2015. Attendees can view the gallery either before or after the program. All are encouraged to attend.

This is a non-juried exhibition open to all honorably discharged veterans of any era or branch of service in any media or genre of Visual or Literary art, with the intention of highlighting the talent and artistic abilities of our veterans. Veterans have served our country with honor and sacrifice insuring our freedoms as a nation. The show is also open to entries from family members of veterans and/or deceased veterans. These entries may honor the veteran, be works by their late veteran(s) or be works of their own design. Literature that is a reflection on or reaction to an art work is encouraged, and can be displayed together. Please indicate on the application the name of the Honoree, the Branch of Military Service and service date for the honoree on your application. Content is at the discretion of the exhibitor but should be suitable for family audiences in a public setting.

PRIZM encourages veterans of all ages to participate including those who have served in recent conflicts such as the Persian Gulf, OIF, and OEF to celebrate their service to our country.  If you have a talent you would like to be considered for the program, please call David Ridenour @ 419-352-5054 to discuss and provide a sample of your talent.

A printable application is available on the home page of the Prizm website @  or available in the lobby of the venue sponsor, The Way Public Library at 101 E. Indiana Ave in Perrysburg. The application should be received by the Oct. 21 deadline to event chairman, Vietnam Veteran, David Ridenour, 17070 Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402, [email protected] Questions can also be answered by PRIZM @ [email protected]

Submissions can be visual arts only, literary arts only, or a combination of both. Literature that is a reflection on or reaction to an art work is encouraged. Content exhibited may reflect the influence of the veteran’s service, events related to service or simply reflect the individual talent of the artist through any topic or media  A limited number of veteran’s memorabilia such as uniforms, journals, metals, etc. will round out the display in locked showcases. Please indicate on your application any such items you have and the size required for display to be considered.

The creative arts have long been recognized as treatment for stress management, relaxation, and for those recovering from physical and emotional disability or injury.  Veterans and their families and any community members are encouraged to explore the PRIZM program with its opportunities for education, fellowship and celebration of the healing power of the arts. PRIZM Creative Community is a 501 c. (3) charitable non-profit dedicated to development, education and presentation of the visual and literary arts with public support from The Ohio Arts Council, The Toledo Community Foundation, and public and private sources.

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