Painted Realities is an exhibit that was created during the height of the Covid – 19 lockdown by African American Veterans residing in San Francisco and Oakland, Rural Veterans in Eureka, CA., and deported veterans located in England, Mexico, Jamaica and Africa.
This exhibit calls to mind the resilience and tenacity of our veterans.
2019 WOMEN'S VETERAN
ART PROJECT AND EXHIBIT
Showcasing women veterans art in partnership with 15 VA's.
2017 WOMEN'S VETERAN EXHIBIT
Celebrating 100 years of military service for women.
The Veteran Art Institute is a platform for like-minded veterans to connect, share experiences through art and support each other along their creative journey.
The Veteran Art Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a unique, public online gathering of both male and female veterans who are also artists. Our mission is to help promote the veteran’s art, educate the public about the transformative healing power of art and offer veterans public and online venues to exhibit and share their art. The Veteran Art Institute works with the Veteran Administration, other non-profit veteran organizations and corporate sponsors.
Each veteran has a story to be told and no two stories are the same. Art is a universal form of communication, a way to express passion or pain, a way to tell a story without having to say the words. There is a vital connection between the veteran’s individual experience and the creative process behind their work.
Research shows that using Art as therapy can be very effective for those who are dealing with addictions, anxiety, attention disorders, grief and loss, dementia, depression, eating disorders, physical illness, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues and much more.