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Open Call – Military Brats: Art about the Military Child Experience

June 1, 2020 - March 27, 2021

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.

Get the submission guidelines and details here.


June 1, 2020
March 27
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