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Posted on: September 28, 2019

Veterans Creative Arts Competition

Calling all creative artists! Veterans receiving care at VA Pittsburgh can enter our creative arts competition to showcase your creative and performing arts on Jan. 29 and 30 at our H.J. Heinz III campus. Entries accepted Dec. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020. 

This local competition is a qualifying event for the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition & Festival. First place winning entries advance to national judging.

Applied Arts Competition
Jan. 29, 2020
12:30-4:30 p.m.
H.J. Heinz III campus
Bldg. 71 Learning eXchange

Performing Arts Competition
Jan. 30, 2020
Starts at 2 p.m.
H.J. Heinz III campus
Bldg. 51 Recreation Hall
*Note: performing arts competition starts at 2 p.m. and ends after all performers have performed. Estimated end time is approximately 3:30 p.m.

To submit applied arts entries or for more information, contact Krystal Neal at 412-822-3083 or krystal.neal@va.gov.

To submit performing arts entries or for more information, contact Virginia Dougherty at 412-822-3091 or virginia.dougherty@va.gov.

Applied arts categories:
Applied and Fine Art
-Acrylic painting
-Watercolor
-Carving
-Pastels
-Mosaic
-Knotting, Glasswork
-Drawing: colored or monochromatic
-Photography: color or black and white
-Fine art 
-Mixed media
Ceramics: glazed, painted or stained 
-Pyrography (original design)
-Jewelry (no beads)
-Leather stamping
-Needlework (original design)
-Fiber arts (original design)
-Leather carving/tooling
-Scroll saw/fretwork
-Applied arts mixed media
-Woodworking
-Knitting/crochet
-Assemblage
-Beadwork
-Metalwork
-Collage
-Pottery
-Graphics
-Sculpture
-Oil paintings
 
Kits 
-Leather
-Wood building
-Fabric art
-Paint by number
-Transfer/engraving art kits
-Model building (plastic, wood or metal)
-String art
-Sun catcher
-Sand art
-Mosaic
-Figurine painting
-Latch hook
-Craft coloring 
-Needlework
 
Creative Writing
-Poetry
-Essay
-Personal experience
-Short story
-Monologue/duologue

Performing arts categories:
Dance
-Solo and group
-Ambulatory and wheelchair
-Structured/freestyle
-Novelty
-Folk/ethnic
-Hip hop
-Interpretive movement
-Tap
-Jazz
-Ballet
-Senior and special recognition

Drama
-Solo and group original and existing works
-Comedy
-Prose
-Poetry
-Interpretive performance
-Mime
-Juggling
-Magic
-Puppetry/ventriloquism
-Multimedia video
-Senior and special recognition

Music
-Solo or group instrumental
-Solo or group vocal
-Original compositions
-Senior and special recognition
-All music genres

All Veterans who receive care through VA Pittsburgh are eligible to enter, including Veteran employees.

Although we do our best to protect submissions, we are not responsible for lost or damaged art.

Applied arts entries can be picked up immediately after the event or beginning on Jan. 30 from the H.J. Heinz III Ceramics Studio, building 51, 1st floor. Art not claimed within eight weeks after the event will be discarded.

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