The lucky veterans and families being cast for the March 2019 art exhibition include:

Antony Billes

Cindy Valdez

Denyse Olsen

Greg Arenas

Hart Jung

Iskra Arenas

Jill Edwards

Lynn Schmidt

Randy Rodriguez

Richard Bloomquist


Come see them immortalized in bronze March 2019 courtesy of Veteran Artists, Kevin Larsen and Scott Hickey and Veterans Art Project.


DATES TO REMEMBER AND JOIN THE FUN:


Returning artists are welcomed back and new artists are welcome to participate.  ​Have we got some fun for you!


Second Sundays of every month are dedicated to Veterans and Active Military Painting in the PRAA Showroom Gallery


October 14, 2018 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Masks - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.


November 11, 2018 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.


December 9, 2018 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.


January 13, 2019 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.


February 10, 2019 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.


​March 10, 2019 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.


April 14, 2019 - Family Paint Day All Materials Included - Free for Veterans, Active Military and their families in the PRAA Gallery inside of Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. 1pm - 3pm.

Veterans' Voices II – February 28, 2019 through March 31, 2019

Opening Reception March 2, 2019 - 6pm - 9pm During Art After Dark

Building Bridges through art.

This exhibition is an opportunity for those who have served in the armed forces to express themselves through the artistic medium.  All branches of service, both active and retired are welcome.  All mediums of artistic expression are encouraged.  We are giving veterans voices through art.

A wise person once said, “Time is your most valuable asset”.   Those who have served have given their most valuable gift of time.  In return they were given: pride, patriotism, honor and respect as well as PTSD, mental health issues, homelessness, isolation, loss of hope and faith.  All of these are byproducts of service and war.

We ask them to share reflections on their lifetimes, playtimes and pastimes.  What has their service meant to them?  What did they take away from their experience through service?   How have they suffered?  How have they healed?  How do they feel?  How can we help? 

Through infinite creativity we include three areas of participation:

1) Veteran artists participate in their own right, sharing their art and how they use it to heal.  Students discover and share their findings through portraiture & interview.

2) Artists as mentors collaborate with veterans to synergistically co-create artwork and in the process build bridges of friendship, hope and healing. 

3) As artistic interpreters, professional artists listen to the stories and ideas our veterans share to flush out and create their artistic visions. 

This is how we build bridges through art and tap into its healing power. 

Another wise person once said, “Youth is wasted on the young”.  What if we shared truth from our souls and risked vulnerability in order to educate and bring wisdom to our youth?  Could we change our future by sharing the truth of our past?

Join us in this thought provoking show as we listen with our eyes, hear with our hearts and feel with our souls what the voices of our veterans have to say. 

If you are a veteran with a voice and wish to be heard this show is for you. 

Contact Curator Deprise Brescia at Deprise585@gmail.com

Veterans' Voices II

Veterans Art Project Partner in Bronze Casting for the Upcoming Veterans' Voices II kicks off with casting 10 faces of our veterans for March of 2019 exhibition.  Held September 23rd and 24th, 2018 at Studios on the Park.  Check out the fun and see the participants.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE TO COME

After the great success of January 2018 Veterans' Voices art exhibition, workshops and initiative, we were awarded the VIA Grant from the California Arts Council and will be doing Veterans' Voices II March 2019.  It is with much gratitude we say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the California Arts Council for supporting the arts!



Previous Participating Artists and Veterans


Alana Rodriguez
Alfredo Anthony Santa Cruz
Al Paulson
AmericansWhoTellTheTruth.org
Angela Lindahl

Anne Laddon   AnneLaddon.com

​Anthony Cabell


Bill Pluma 


Calvin Louis Baham
Curtis Rankin


Dale Evers   DaleEversStudio.com

Daniel A. Watson
Danny Van Hoosen
Darryl Crawford
Dave Banta

​David Satino Scott   DavidSettinoScott.com

David Tello

Dennis Curry   DennisCurry.com

​Denyse Olsen

Deprise Brescia

Donald J. Degner

Don Eaton


​Gregory Arenas


Hannah Crazyhawk   GoFundMe

Harold Spencer


​Iskra Arenas


James Davis

Janice Pluma   janicepluma.com

Jason Blad

Jason C. Holland

Jenna Jordan Feaval

Jerry E. Kopinski

Joe Rossi

Joe Thomas   JoeThomas@Studios

John Rex

​John Somics   DampHeroBaitCompany.com


Kevin Larsen   vetart.org

Kirby Banta


Linda Grone Smith

​Lin Mercer

Lynn Schmidt


Matthew Thomas

Mel Smith

​Michael V.  Messina

Michelle Frazier

Millicent Sabin


Paul K Chappell    Paulkchappell.com

Peter G. Dausen


Rick Grantham

Rusty Smith


Samuel Davila

SFC Michael Rider

Stan Hawkins   Littlehawkdesigns.com

Steven Macks Dilley

Steve Star


Teri Bryant

Tom Peck


W.B.Eckert   WBEckertStudio.com

​William Tuck