Artwork from Veterans will be on display to the public at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO), according to a news release put out today.
The show will take place in Fayetteville on Friday, March 7 from 1 pm to 3 pm in building three, auditorium.
It’s estimated that more than 70 pieces of art from among 31 different categories will be exhibited. Categories consist of fine art, like painting drawing, sculpture and photography; applied art that consists of carving, glasswork and leatherwork; and craft kits such as leather kits, fabric art and wood building.
Local artists will judge the artwork earlier in the day to determine first, second and third place in each category. The first place winners will move on to the national level where they will compete with entries submitted by veterans from other VA facilities around the country.
“The competition is an annual event that provides Veterans receiving treatment at VA facilities the opportunity to participate in creative self-expression in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music as part of their therapy, and to gain recognition for these artistic accomplishments,” the news release stated.
First place winners from the national competition will be invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, which is hosted this year by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.
That will take place the week of Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 with the art exhibit and stage show performance on Sunday, Nov. 2.