MILITARY BRATS: ART ABOUT THE MILITARY CHILD EXPERIENCE Open Call!
January 31 @ 11:00 am - March 27 @ 5:30 pm
No one knows where the term “military brat” exactly originated, but some believe it was an early 1920s reference to the British army’s use of the acronym, “BRAT” as the status of “British
Regiment Attached Traveler”, a term applied to families who would travel with the soldier. The WMAI invites all youth (ages 5+), adolescent, and adult children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and reservists to submit a single artwork. The exhibition features work representing military children, affectionately known as “military brats,” a badge of honor that describes life in a military family – multiple moves, new beginnings, stressors, deployments-an overall culturally unique experience differing from civilian life as expressed through original artwork in various art media, materials, and processes. WMAI would like to provide insight into the lives of military children by opening the conversation about who they are and have become because of their military childhood. The purpose of the show is to create a space for expression and reflection for military children while sharing and engaging with the campus and larger community. A short bio will be included with the artwork highlighting the child’s military and artistic background. We open this exhibition during the month of April, Military Child Month and National Military Brats Day (April 30) to raise awareness about the ongoing sacrifices and service military children contribute to society and the artistic community. The exhibition will open April 11th and continue until May 23rd.
Only original artwork, no reproductions.
Only work from the children (regardless of age) of active duty or retired service members, veterans, and reservists will be considered and only one work per person.
3D work can not exceed a 15″ print. If work is fragile artist may be asked to provide a case. Artwork should be framed and ready to hang and/or display. No saw-tooth hangers. Each framed work should come with hanging wire properly installed on the rear of the frame.
Each submission must include this completed and signed permission form, an image of the work to be displayed and a short bio about the artist Forms, Bios, and Images (Hi-RES, 300 dpi or greater) must be digitally sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the March 27th, 2020.
Once notified, all accepted work must be delivered to the Workhouse Arts Center by Friday April 3rd, 2020.
Show is installed on April 6th – April 10th, 2020. Exhibition opens in building 9A on Saturday April 11th, 2020.
Work will be on view from April 11th to May 23rd. Limited viewing hours of the exhibition space will include: Weds – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm.
Unsold artwork must be picked up by May 31st, 2020
Military BRAT Exhibition Final – Click the link to download the prospectus form!