ART FOR VETERANS

Our vision is to add color and warmth in veteran-serving facilities, by placing art from local artists. 

Art for Veterans is a project of the El Paso Art Association to connect local artists with organizations that serve military veterans and their families.

Art is a universal language that translates what we see or imagine for all to see. We believe art can brighten the lives of those who have served. Every time we hang a picture, we say thank you to our veterans for their service.

To become a partner in this project email us at - epaa500@sbcglobal.net

 

 Photo courtesy of Allen Sheffield.  Donate to  Art for Veterans

Photo courtesy of Allen Sheffield.

Donate to Art for Veterans

The El Paso Art Association is committed to supporting our members and creating civic awareness through community outreach programs.

Our Art For Veterans program has gained traction in just a few short months so that we have the opportunity to place art in Veterans care facilities as well as veterans' community organizational sites in our region.

Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and all expressions of art translates what we see or imagine so it is preserved and shared. Art inspires a great range of sights, sounds, colors, and emotions for all to enjoy. When we gaze at art allowing ourselves time to observe and interpret, our minds are engaged in a journey of discovery that takes us into those worlds for a moment. We want to share those moments with our veterans.

Help us share our gifts with our veterans in appreciation and recognition of their service on behalf of all us.

Artists, we need your donations of your art. We need individuals who can give two hours a week in support of the program. For those who can, a modest donation of money will help this program to continue.

Thank you for supporting our veterans.


 Krystyna Robbins donates her painting Old Glory to Ambrosio Guillen Veterans' Home in El Paso   DONATE to the Art For Veterans Program

Krystyna Robbins donates her painting Old Glory to Ambrosio Guillen Veterans' Home in El Paso

DONATE to the Art For Veterans Program

The El Paso Art Association was created to provide a service to the artists of the community and to provide civic programs for our community. One of these programs is the Art For Veterans program, created to bring beauty, and healing comfort to our senior veterans by the addition of colorful paintings and art instruction classes for veterans living at the Texas State Veterans Home.

The home is setup to receive veterans, spouses of veterans and gold star parents. They have 160 residents in their nursing care facility, 7 of which are women and 60 residents in their memory ward.  It is a clean well run facility with a friendly, caring staff; however,  the addition of colorful paintings would brighten, comfort, and enrich the environment for our veterans living there.

EPAA is proud to support this program for artwork to be hung in the veteran's home, to brighten and bring comfort to these senior warriors. In addition, we can provide art instruction classes to help promote mental stimulation and social interaction through the creativity of art. This Program is - Art For Veterans.

We have the power to make a difference. We invite you to make a difference in the lives of these senior veterans with a modest donation.

The state does not provide funding for this type of project, so we need funds from the private sector to help secure the materials to properly exhibit the art pieces.

If you are able to help, please make the checks payable to the El Paso Art Association and designate it for" Art for Veterans". Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. Please send the checks to:

EPAA
Art for Veterans
500 W. Paisano Dr.
El Paso. TX 79901 or donate to EPAA for the Art For Veterans Program online.    

ARTISTS - if you have a piece of art you would like to donate, the more vibrant the better, please contact Darrell McGahhey at dbmcgahhey@gmail.com for more information.