Current Exhibition – Veterans


The Veteran Artist Show is an exhibition celebrating U.S. Veterans during Emporia’s annual All Veterans Tribute Celebration. If you are an Artist and a U.S. Military Veteran, we want your artwork! Complete application below

Joining our annual Veteran Artist Exhibit, is the incredible EVAC Project – ‘Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration’. For the first time ever, the complete EVAC project will be on display in one location: the founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas

The EVAC Project has brought Veterans and artists together. EVAC curators interviewed Veterans about their experiences in the U.S. Military, artists then took these stories and created an original print based on their interpretation of the Veteran’s interview. In the gallery pieces will be displayed in a moving storytelling format, with the transcribed oral histories and the interpreted visual images presented side by side.

This show will be on display October 30 – November 23.

Please join us for the EVAC Project and Veteran Artist Exhibition Reception, located in the Trusler Gallery, Friday, November 1st, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. Feel free to come-and-go, visit with the artists, and enjoy a drink or treat. A special Awards Ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. to announce the Juror’s Best of Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place choices of the submitted Veteran Artist pieces. A People’s Choice Award will also be voted on by the public.

Thank you to ESB Financial for generously providing cash prizes to the winning artist and a special thanks to Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau for your assistance in putting on this show.
We would like to give special recognition to the Emporia Public Library for supporting the EVAC Project portion of this exhibit.