The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites combat veterans to submit works of art to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition "In War and After: The Art of Combat Veterans," a six week exhibition (May 17-June 24, 2018) at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA. Curator/Juror Ken Hruby is a combat veteran, West Point graduate, sculptor, author, and faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston.
Submissions are due by midnight, Friday, March 23, 2018. The exhibitions seeks to show the work of artists who are combat veterans working in the visual arts. They are urged to submit their best works howing or interpreting the realities of war or its aftermaths - the lives, emotions, tragedies, and actions of those who have lived through theater of war, civilian and armed forces, and its effects upon them, their loved ones, friends and comrads - perhaps exploring the relationships between military citizens and their civilian counterparts. It is open to all veterans who served in the Combat Artist Program as well as combat veterans engaged in the visual arts from all branches of the military and submissions from female combat veterans are especially encouraged.
Additional information about submissions can be found at: http://rockyneckartcolony.org. The mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony is to nurture excellents in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminious light, Gloucester's harbor and coastal location have long been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists such as Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among many others.
John Mullen, Rocky Neck Art Colony
Ken Hruby, Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston