Fort Smith Regional Art Museum looking for Veteran artists


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Former and current servicemen and women can submit their art to be featured at the Fort Smith Regional Museum.

The “Creative Forces Honoring Heroes” exhibit helps raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, to offer a potential solution to help alleviate symptoms, and to give men and women a chance to tell their stories through artwork.

Suzie Meluso with the museum said it’s a way to help support our men and women who risk their lives for our country.

“Many find that they work through a lot of problems through art and so we are hoping to just give them another venue in which to participate,” Meluso said.

Through the duration of this exhibit, RAM will offer Art4Healing classes free to Veterans.

Works selected to be shown in the exhibit will be selected by RAM. Works may be of any media (including painting, photography, sculpture, etc.).

Dates to submit work: Tuesday, February 2 – Friday, April 2, 2021

Fort Smith Regional Art MuseumCreative Forces: Honoring Heroes
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901


  • Up to three (3) clearly labeled, high-resolution CD images, USB drives or photographs will be accepted
  • Details for each work: title, year, media, and dimensions (H x W x D)
  • No images larger than 18 x 24” (framed 24 x 36”)
  • Price required for each piece, in the event of a sale
  • Short statement about the submitted piece
  • Your branch of service
  • Proof of military service


  • Drop-offs can be made during museum hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
  • Museum will not accept original artwork as a submission
  • No submissions will be accepted via email
  • Submissions will not be returned
  • Artwork selected for the exhibit must be framed and ready to hang when delivered

Dates to submit work: Tuesday, February 2 – Friday, April 2, 2021

Accepted entries announced: Friday, April 16, 2021
Deadline for delivery: Friday, May 7, 2021
Exhibit dates: May 21 – Sept. 19, 2021
Dates for pick up of unsold artwork: Sept. 24 – Oct. 8, 2021

Visit the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum website for more details.

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