Veteran Art Exhibits

AVAFest Veteran Art Exhibitions

All exhibitions organized and curated by Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) Exhibitions featuring Veterans and family members are on view all over the city of Austin as part of AVAFest. Visit art at 17 locations throughout October and November 2019.

I AM Not Invisible

In partnership with Texas Veterans Commission
September 23 - December 20, 2019
Bass Concert Hall
University of Texas at Austin
2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX

Thirty portraits of Texas Women Veterans in the first floor gallery.

Texas+Group
Telephone receivers and cords
Hung Up by Cat Chiu Phillips

King Tako & Hung Up

October 4 - 20, 2019
Reception: October 19th 2-5 pm
The Vortex Butterfly Bar and Pony Shed
2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

Artwork by Jean Paul Mejia in the Butterfly Bar and an installation piece by Cat Chiu Phillips in the Pony Shed.

ARTISTS:
JEAN PAUL MEJIA “KING TAKO”
CAT CHIU PHILLIPS

Broken, Not Shattered: |A History of Trauma

October 4 - December 1, 2019
Reception: October 4th 5-7 pm
Susana Dickinson Museum
411 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

This exhibition explores the history and realities of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, while showcasing powerful artwork from Veterans and their families with PTSD.

ARTISTS:
JUANITA COLE TOWERY
JOHN GARLAND
LOGAN LOPEZ
NATALIE LOPEZ
SHARON LOY ANDERSON
VAL OVALLE
CODY VANCE

Pencil illustration attempting to visualize PTSD. Those that suffer from this disorder are constantly trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing.
PTSD by Cody Vance
Red Dragon by Amanda Saint Claire
Red Dragon by Amanda Saint Claire

Abstractions of AVAFest & Barong Hazmat Suits

October 4 - December 14, 2019
Receptions: Friday, October 4th 6-8 pm &
Friday, October 25th 6-8 pm

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754

Abstract works of art by Veteran artists in the back hall gallery as well as an installation piece by family member Cat Chiu Phillips in the front case.

ARTISTS:
LYNN BERRY
ELISE MAYNOR
CAT CHIU PHILLIPS
AMANDA SAINT CLAIRE
DOUGLAS SHAW ELDER
NICK WATSON

Heroes Around Me Children’s Exhibit

In Partnership with Texas PTA Reflections
October 12 - November 17, 2019
Reception: Saturday, October 12th 12-5 pm
During the AVAFest Opening Ceremony
Austin AISD Performing Arts Center, Corral Gallery
1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

Visual art and photography on display by children K-12 in partnership with the Texas PTA Reflections program with the theme “Heroes Around Me”. Also, a loop of dance, film, and literary art.

Art by High School student Lee Andrews
Art by High School student Lee Andrews
Human Nature by Shemaine Lozano Hernandez
Human Nature by Shemaine Lozano Hernandez

Family Strong

October 12 - December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: October 24th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dougherty Arts Center East Gallery
1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

Artwork by family members of Veterans.

ARTISTS:
KATHLEEN BURNSIDE
SHARON LOY ANDERSON
SHEMAINE LOZANO HERNANDEZ
TORRIE REBUCK
KIMBERLY SALTIEL

Pride in Service

October 12 - December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: October 24th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dougherty Arts Center West Gallery
1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

Artwork by LGBTQ Veterans.

ARTISTS:
EDITH DISLER
LOGAN LOPEZ
VALERIE OVALLE

Palometa with Dove by Logan Lopez
Palometa with Dove by Logan Lopez
Soldier 2 by Kristin Plumb
Soldier 2 by Kristin Plumb

Warrior Portraits

October 17 - November 17, 2019
Opening Reception: October 17th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702

Portraits of soldiers and warriors by Veterans and their family members.

ARTISTS:
JUANITA COLE TOWERY
IDA IRBY
KRISTIN PLUMB
TIFFANY STEINER
GLENN TOWERY

AVAFEST at ACC

October 17 - November 18, 2019
Reception: November 8th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Austin Community College Highland Campus Veteran Service Center
6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78752

Artwork by Veterans and their family members.

ARTISTS:
DUSTIN DEMOSS
JOSEPH GODINA
ELISE MAYNOR
TERRY MCDOWELL
FRANKLIN MENDEZ
TOM SHADOWENS
AMELIA TEMPLETON
CODY VANCE
NICK WATSON

Valley of the Shadow by Terry McDowell
Valley of the Shadow by Terry McDowell
Sea of Love by Patrick Fleming
Sea of Love by Patrick Fleming

AVAFest at Old Bakery

October 18 - November 20, 2019
Reception: November 1st
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Old Bakery and Emporium
1006 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

An exhibition of artwork by Veterans ages 55 and older.

ARTISTS:
PAUL BOUCHARD
PATRICK FLEMING
JOHN GARLAND
FRANKLIN MENDEZ
TOM SHADOWENS

Dia De Los Muertos Veteran Altars

October 18 - November 30, 2019
Opening Reception: October 18th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Community Gallery
600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701

Altars honoring our Latino Veterans.

Altar Photo by Ulises Garcia
Altar Photo by Ulises Garcia
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Art From the Streets

October 19 - November 11, 2019
Opening Reception: October 19th
Closing Reception: November 11th
Camiba Art Gallery
6448 Hwy 290 E, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78723

An exhibition featuring artwork by Veterans experiencing homelessness.

From the Lens of a Veteran

October 28 - December 2, 2019
Opening Reception: November 9th
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Austin Public Library - Carver Branch
1161 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702

Photographs by Veterans.

ARTISTS:
TIFFANY CAMPBELL
BEN MERCIER
JERRY SARGENT
PAUL SINGLETON
TIFFANY STEINER

Fastly by Tiffany Campbell
Fastly by Tiffany Campbell
Enchanted Rock by Sharon Loy Anderson
Enchanted Rock by Sharon Loy Anderson

Abundance of Nature

November 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020
Austin Bergstrom International Airport Clarkesville Gallery
3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719
Landscape images by Veterans and family members.

ARTISTS:
JOHN GARLAND
SHARON LOY ANDERSON
BEN MERCIER
JERRY SARGENT
TIFFANY STEINER

AVAFest at Ground Floor

November 4 - 30, 2019
Ground Floor Theatre Gallery
979 Springdale Road, Suite 122, Austin, TX 78702

An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by Veterans and family members.

ARTISTS:
TIFFANY CAMPBELL
AUTUMN MAE CROCKER
STEVE KOST
JOSHUA LOGAN
BEN MERCIER
PAUL SINGLETON
TIFFANY STEINER
GLENN TOWERY

The Mountain by Tiffany Steiner
The Mountain by Tiffany Steiner
Art is Healing Me by Glenn Towery
Art is Healing Me by Glenn Towery

Honoring Veterans

November 11 - 18, 2019
Reception: AVAFest Closing Ceremony on the South Steps
November 16th 10:30 am - Noon
Texas State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Artwork by Veterans and family members.

ARTISTS:
PETER BUOTTE
DOUG CHERNEY
KEITH DAUGHERTY
CAROL GONZALES
JERRY SARGENT
GLENN TOWERY

Veterans of EAST

In Partnership with Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour
November 16-17 & 23-24, 2019
At various venues around East Austin

Look for the Veteran designation in the EAST catalog to visit Veteran artists on the tour.

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