Veterans Inspirational Art Show Application

Deadline to Apply: May 11, 2023


The deadline to submit your application was May 11, 2023. We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to all of the artists that submitted an application.


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 support 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 24, 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 to be determined. Must be a veteran or active-duty military person. All art must be tastefully done with excellent craftsmanship. 

Important Dates

  • May 11, 2023 | Application Deadline
  • TBD | Jury Selection
  • TBD | Notification to Artists
  • June 24, 2023 | Date of the Art Show
  • 4-8pm | Time of the Art Show
  • 10am-3pm | Set up time

Information Needed for your Application

  1. Completed Application
  2. Artist Biography
  3. Artist Head Shot (Optional)
  4. Veteran’s copy of DD214 (Please black out your Social Security Number)
  5. Type of media you are working in
  6. Samples of art from your portfolio – limit 3-5 pictures (Optional)