Veterans Inspirational Art Show Application

Deadline to Apply: TBD

Information about the Show

A group of veterans came together at the Traverse City Vet Center with a mission to empower and support veterans in our community. We are a project-oriented, informal group seeking to work with other veteran groups to complete our missions. Our first mission is the Veterans Inspirational Art Show. One of our goals is to encourage veterans to reengage with the community. Our mission is to “help veterans in any way big or small.” We will create projects, arrange events, or simply help a veteran who needs a hand. We take no money, and 100% of what we do, say, and earn will go toward the veterans we serve. We are giving back to the community by supporting those who have sacrificed so very much for our country.

The 2nd Annual Veterans Inspirational Art Show is scheduled for June 25, 2023. The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has used art as an effective way for veterans to cope with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and we want to showcase their fine art.

Judging criteria

  • Quality of execution
  • Craftsmanship
  • Appropriateness to veteran theme
  • Aesthetics

Any sales proceeds made at the opening benefit show will be 100 percent for the artist.

There is no entry fee. Any art medium accepted. Size limit 72”x72”x24”. Must be a veteran or active duty military person. There will be awards given of $100, $200, $300, and $500. Selected artists will be given two tickets to the opening celebration.

Important Dates

  • TBD | Application Deadline
  • TBD | Jury Selection
  • TBD | Notification to Artists
  • June 25, 2023 | Date of the Art Show

Information Needed for your Application

  1. Completed Application
  2. Artist Biography
  3. Artist Head Shot
  4. Veteran’s copy of DD214
  5. Completed Entry Information
  6. Photos of your original art/submissions (limit two photos per entry)
  7. Entry Information Sheet (An information sheet will accompany each entry on display. It should include: title, biographical sketch, inspiration, story, materials and Process. Information sheets should be limited to 250 words. The artists ambassador Lyle Jamieson will assist you in helping put that together if you need any assistance. You can call him at 231-947-2348 or email him at

How to apply

Follow the prompts throughout the form below and submit. You should be able to submit all your information at once, but if you have any trouble, please contact us and we will assist the best we can.

Art Show Application Form

Art Show Application Form

Personal Information

Address *
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Artist Head Shot *
Maximum upload size: 2MB
Veteran's copy of DD214 *
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Art Show Entry Submissions

Limit 3 entries. Click "Add Entry" below to add another entry to your application.
Photos of your entry *
Maximum upload size: 2MB
Entry Information Sheet *
Maximum upload size: 2MB