Veterans Community Media Center of San Francisco

Veterans Voices

Coming Home: A Veterans Artwork Exhibition

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Submission deadline extended to October 31.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 13th , 2014 – Thurs., January 15th, 2015

SF State University Art Gallery Open Call For Veteran ArtThe veterans experience during war and upon returning home is unimaginable for most civilians. Even still, the effects of conflict are far reaching, touching even those who do not face combat. Soldier’s families, displaced refugees, taxpayers, policy makers and voters are among those who share in the indirect impact of war and bear the burden of its consequences. Despite this, the divide between veterans and civilians often seems insurmountable.

In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and the Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative, Associated Students Inc Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Coming Home.” This exhibit will strive to bridge the gap between the disparate experiences of veterans and civilians by utilizing the singular power of art to express that which defies expression. By providing veterans with the opportunity to speak about the way that their experiences have impacted their perception of home, the Art Gallery will give the public unusual access to their changed perspectives. As part of War Comes Home, the Art Gallery will create a platform for education, discussion, connection, and healing.

The exhibit includes an open call-for-entry for all veterans, who are invited to create an artwork, 8.5x 11 (letter size), to be hung in the Art Gallery. All mediums such as painting, poetry, text, drawing, letters, photography, and other forms are welcome. The uniformity in size will provide the audience with an element of cohesion with which to connect to the variety of voices included in the exhibit.

T H E  C A L L  F O R  A R T I S T S  &  S U B M I S S I O N  G U I D E L I N E S

Eligibility: Open to all veterans and relatives.
Media: All mediums such as painting, poetry, text, drawing, letters, photography, and other forms.
Dimensions: 8.5x 11 (letter size)
Please direct your art submissions including name, tittle of the artwork,
and contact information (phone & email address) to:

The Art Gallery
Cesar Chavez Student Center
1650 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

Send us a digital file to our email and we will print it:

Submission deadline has been extended to October 31, 2014.
If you have further questions please contact us at (415) 338-2580 or

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