09/21/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2023 08:42
Augusta, Maine - The Maine Arts Commission is excited to announce a call for art for the upcoming Fall 2023 Maine Veterans Art Exhibition, to be held at the State Capitol Complex in Augusta. This exhibition offers a unique platform for Maine Veterans to showcase their artistic talents and share their experiences with the wider community.
Maine Veterans are invited to submit up to two pieces of two-dimensional artwork. Selected works will be prominently displayed at various locations within the State Capitol Complex, including the Burton Cross Office Building (second floor), and at the Maine Arts Commission, from November 1 - February 27, 2023. As part of National Veterans and Military Families Month in November, all selected artists, along with their friends and families, will be invited to a celebratory ceremony of the exhibit at the State House Hall of Flags on November 9. The ceremony will include speeches and a presentation of custom-made Quilts of Valor for each new veteran artist participating in the exhibition. To honor this day, the Maine Arts Commission partnered with the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services, The Peace Gallery of Damariscotta, and Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Key Dates for Fall 2023:
Once registered, participating Veterans will receive communication detailing the coordination of art drop-off and subsequent steps.
For additional information or inquiries, please reach out to Khristina Kurasz, Program Director at the Maine Arts Commission, via email at [email protected] or visit the official website at www.mainearts.maine.gov. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the artistic talents of Maine's Veterans. Join us in honoring their contributions to our vibrant artistic community. We look forward to an inspiring showcase of creativity and expression.