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George W. Bush: Portraits of Courage

Open March 2 through October 1, 2017, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.

Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our Nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.

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Bush Nostalgia Is Overrated, but His Book of Paintings Is Not

George W. Bush’s ‘Portraits of Courage’ is now a No. 1 best-seller

George W. Bush Presidential Center presents “Portraits of Courage”

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Your Private Collection Features Artist Randy Meador and His Work with Veterans

 1Randymemorial1Your Private Collection Art Gallery Invites You To Last Saturday Memorial Weekend Gallery Night

On Granbury’s Historic Square

Saturday, May 27, 5-8pm

Featuring Artist Randy Meador and Honoring His Work with Veterans


Randy Meador, the official artist for the Chris Kyle Foundations and the Wounded Warrior Project, is a two-time Texas Watercolorist of the Year.  He has been awarded Best of Show in five international exhibitions, recognized with a solo show for Justin Boots and is an Exhibition Juror for approximately 40 shows each year.

Meador designed several twelve-foot, stone relief panels for the TCU stadium, three large monuments for the Chickasaw Nation and installed two life-sized horse sculptures for City of Grand Prairie, Texas. His current oil paintings, the Yellow Slicker series, are very popular. Several of his new pieces are available at Your Private Collection Art Gallery. 


 He’s a Good Boy, oil 60×48  


Galleries of Granbury Last Saturday Gallery Night

Galleries of Granbury invite you to this wonderful evening of art.  The Last Saturday Gallery Night locations all around the square include Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Artefactz, LGAA Shanley House, Against the Grain Studio and Dora Langdon Art Center as well as D’Vine Wine and The Pan Handle.

Stop by Your Private Collection and meet Randy Meador, our other artists, and enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and some of the best regional art in Texas.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048

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Arts and Health in the Military: Meeting the Challenge of a Post-War Zone Life


Arts and Health in the Military:
Meeting the Challenge of a Post-War Zone Life
Saturday, June 24th 1:00 – 4:00

The Writer’s Garret
1250 Majesty Drive,
Dallas, TX 75247

Flyer: VSATX BEITZ Workshop Dallas

VSA Texas’ Distinguished
Artist Veterans Program and
Bring Everyone in the Zone
(BEITZ) are presenting a FREE
workshop hosted by The
Writers Garret in Dallas, TX.
The workshop is designed for
writers and artists who teach, arts
administrators, therapeutic arts
professionals, theatre directors,
counselors, and interested citizens. All are welcome.

• Gain knowledge of military culture and technology
• Understand the stressors soldiers/veterans face and the challenges of
transitioning to civilian life
• Learn about successful art programs that serve veterans and their
family members through this transition

This FREE three-hour training will include time for questions and
discussion and will give you new tools for supporting our troops through
creativity, expression, and healing.
RSVP at http://www.writersgarret.org/event/arts-health-military/

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Celebrating Our Veterans in Keller

Seminole Canyon Mason Cox

Seminole Canyon by Mason Cox

The 2015 November exhibit at Keller Town Hall is appropriately themed “Celebrating our Veterans.”

11 artists, who have served this great country in both war and peacetime, share their talents with the public as we remember the service and sacrifice of all men and women. Court Bailey, Geraldine Brettmann, Patrick Brislane,  Mason Cox, Mal Heindel,  Paul Clark,  Brendan T. Kelly, Chad Nelson, William Peddy, Eric Roth, and Mary Weiss are the featured artists.

The show exhibits oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink, photography and jewelry. A wide variety for all to enjoy.

Starry Sky

Starry Sky


Be present Thursday evening, November 12th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248 and enjoy the artistry of these fine Veterans.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good

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“Celebrating Our Veterans” Call for Artists

Knives Tex Irmvin

fallen-heros-butterflies DRTime is running out to get your entry submitted for “Celebrating Our Veterans.” The City of Keller Public Arts Program honors our Veterans and or their spouses, and current military personnel by exhibiting their artistic creations. All genres of art are accepted. No fee is required. The only requirement is you must live in the State of Texas.

A special “Evening with the Artists” reception will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7-9 pm where all can meet, converse and share refreshments along with the art. We want our Servicemen and Women from all branches of the military to know how much we appreciate their service. For more information and an entry form, go to www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or call (817) 743-4000.  Deadline for entry is October 1, 2015.


and Sitteth of The Right Hand

and Sitteth of The Right Hand

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Celebrating our Veterans call for art

Uncle Sam 576

“Celebrating Our Veterans” is an art show of varied media open to all Texas veterans and military personnel who want to share their talent for art. This exhibit is free to enter and all art genres are accepted (some restrictions apply). Enter your one-of-a-kind, original artwork by October 1, 2015. The exhibit will be on display November 2nd to 25th, 2015 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX  76248. Entry forms can be obtained at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts or at the reception desk of Keller Town Hall. There is no fee for entry and no entrant will be turned away.

A special reception for our veteran artists will be on Thursday evening, November 12th from 7 to 9 PM. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com

Uncle Sam 576

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“Veteran’s and Their Art” Oct. 15 deadline

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Time is running out! Veterans and Their Art – LAST CALL for Artists!   Submit entries by Oct. 15, 2014

 Art Exhibit November 3-26, 2014 • Reception Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated November as the month to honor veterans from all branches of service as well as all eras, along with current military personnel. “Veterans and Their Art” is an art show for the veterans, by the veterans and encompasses all genres of art and themes. Any “artist” veteran residing in Texas is welcome to enter this 3rd annual tribute to these great men and women who have given of themselves for this country.


Entry forms can be obtained at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts or at Keller Town Hall and must be returned by Oct. 15, 2014. The number of pieces to submit will be determined by the number of artists participating. This is a free event. Please contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or 817-743-4000

Attack Guerra

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