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ART EXHIBITIONS

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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.


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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.


Hung Up by Cat Chiu Phillips

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


PTSD by Cody Vance

PTSD by Cody Vance

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
Franklin mendez
dan strange
sharon loy anderson
val ovalle
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


Art by High School student Lee Andrews

Art by High School student Lee Andrews

Heroes Around Me
Children’s Exhibit

In Partnership with Texas PTA Reflections
October 12 - November 15, 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, photography, and literary art 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 music. Regular viewing hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last entry at 6:00 p.m.)


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


Palometa with Dove by Logan Lopez

Palometa with Dove by Logan Lopez

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


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

Soldier 2 by Kristin Plumb

Soldier 2 by Kristin Plumb


Valley of the Shadow by Terry McDowell

Valley of the Shadow by Terry McDowell

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:
joseph godina
elise maynor
terry mcdowell
franklin mendez
amelia templeton
cody vance
nick watson


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:
dan strange
patrick fleming
john garland
franklin mendez
Wayne l stevens


Altar Photo by Ulises Garcia

Altar Photo by Ulises Garcia

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.


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Art From the Streets

October 19 - November 11, 2019
Opening Reception: October 19th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Camiba Art Gallery
6448 Hwy 290 E, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78723
An exhibition featuring artwork by Veterans experiencing homelessness.


Fastly by Tiffany Campbell

Fastly by Tiffany Campbell

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


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

Enchanted Rock by Sharon Loy Anderson

Enchanted Rock by Sharon Loy Anderson


The Mountain by Tiffany Steiner

The Mountain by 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


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


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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.