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  • Art Works Gallery 69 Main St. Ware MA 01082 USA (map)

The Massachusetts Veterans Art Show, a statewide exhibit, will be held at Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware, in November.

Art work by veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserves is welcome. You can choose whether your art is for sale or not. Registration is due by Oct. 15. Artwork needs to be delivered to Beverly Prestwood-Taylor by Oct. 24. Call her for more drop-off instructions, 413-563-7282.


Art Parameters: All art must be framed and wired.  Max 2D size is 36”, 3D size is to be preapproved if over 2’ tall by 1’ wide. We will accept all art that meets the guidelines. Space is limited so art is accepted on a first come, first shown. Artwork must be delivered to the Brookfield Institute by Oct. 24; contact Beverly Prestwood-Taylor to make arrangements, 413-563-7282,

Download a registration form here.

Organized by the Brookfield Institute, the theme of the show is “Perspectives on Military Service.”  Art pieces could include expressions of any form of military service, artistic reflections about combat, women in the military or the experience of the transition home. The exhibition will run Nov. 1-30 at Art Works Gallery.  

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The purpose of the exhibit is twofold: to provide a space for veterans to create art to express and process their experiences and also to give the public a better understanding of military experience.

An artists reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the gallery.

There will be a People’s Choice Award given out at the gallery, Friday, Nov. 28. Categories are Best in Show and Greatest Impact.

After the show ends, artwork should be picked up at the gallery Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30. Remaining art will be stored at the gallery for three days, then moved offsite.

Thank you so much to our sponsors, Warrior’s Art Room and Monson Savings Bank.

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Important dates:

  • Oct. 15: Registration due

  • Oct. 24: Deadline to deliver artwork

  • Nov. 1-30: Exhibition at Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware

  • Nov. 16: Artists Reception, 5-7 p.m. (tentative)

  • Nov. 29-30: Pick up artwork during gallery hours

Earlier Event: April 27
Vets Helping Vets