HomeNewsArticle Display

AF art contest to showcase talent

2017 Air Force Art Contest

2017 Air Force Art Contest. (Air Force graphic by Malcolm McClendon)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --

The Air Force Services Activity aims to showcase and celebrate the artistic talents of Airmen and their family members via the 2017 Air Force Art Contest.

"AFSVA wants to find ways to recognize our Airmen and families’ talents,” said Jonathan Grammer, AFSVA director of programs. “We have phenomenal artists and photographers within the Air Force, and hosting these types of contests is a way for them to showcase their works. Last year, the art contest was a huge success with over 2,000 works of art submitted. We are looking forward to seeing this year’s entries." 
 
The contest, is open to Airmen and their families, including children ages 6-17. The call for entries will run Nov. 1-30.
 
Last year’s second place winner in the adult accomplish category was Josh Pugeau with his “Rhino” charcoal. Pugeau, a civilian missile inspector with the 709th Maintenance Support Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, said his art is a great stress reliever.
 
“Once I start, I get very focused on what I'm drawing, and at least for that moment I'm not focused on anything else,” Pugeau said. “Sometimes when I'm really getting into a drawing, hours seem to just pass by. When I am done, my mind always feels refreshed and cleared.”
 
“Rhino” was his first art contest entry. The Air Force contest inspired Pugeau to enter another work in the Utah State Fair. He won the fair’s Graphic Arts Professional Category as well as the people’s choice award.
 
“Entering contests helps push me to create more art and is confirmation that other people enjoy my art as well,” he said. “These contests are great for Air Force artists because of the exposure it provides and also the recognition for those who are selected.” 
 
Darlene Johnson, AFSVA community and leisure branch chief concured.
 
“We want to encourage our Air Force family to share their talent and love for art with everyone,” she said. “The contest is a way for our Airmen and families to express themselves.”

The contest is online only. Artists can submit up to two photographs of their two-dimensional painting or drawing on any subject. The photos must be an original camera photo in JPEG or JPG format with a file size of 3-8 MB.

The virtual art show is family friendly, and entries will be screened for content before being approved and posted on www.MyAirForceLife.com. The online art exhibition will open Nov. 1.

Accepted media are: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, and pen and ink. Drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratchboard, markers and metal point are allowed. This is the second year for the contest to be conducted online.

The contest is divided into two adult and three youth categories. Adult categories are accomplished and novice; youth categories are by age groups: 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17.

Winners in each category will receive an Amazon gift card: $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

The works will be judged by a panel of art experts and winners will be announced in January 2018.

Engage

Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: It’s going to take all of our Airmen, Active-duty, Reserve and Guard to secure this nation’s future. https://t.co/4P3CUiQ…
Twitter
RT @UnderSecAF: A few years ago, only two small businesses joined us at AFA--this year we have 40+. @AFWERX works with these companies ever…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: SecAF is meeting with defense industry leaders today during the @AirForceAssoc’s #ASC21 events. In his #OneTeamOneFigh
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Our rate of change needs to increase. We must move with a sense of urgency today in order to rise to the challenges of to…
Twitter
.@AETCommand is working to remove barriers in the pilot candidate selection process. Learn more about the changes… https://t.co/ANcqVRdsNz
Twitter
.@UnderSecAF Gina Ortiz Jones spoke on the anniversary of DADT... https://t.co/zZYqHOTp8V
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: "We are in a national, strategic, long-term contest with a formidable adversary and what you do every day is important t…
Twitter
"We must move with a sense of urgency today in order to rise to the challenges of tomorrow. Because the return to s… https://t.co/yeYvmOaOos
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Our collaboration with industry is integral to ensuring we are able to compete, deter and win tomorrow against peer adver…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Impossible ends with you. https://t.co/e6ebHtvBDg
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: SecAF Kendall addressed the @AirForceAssoc's Air, Space & Cyber Conference earlier today: "I intend to be relentless in…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: SecAF Kendall just finished addressing the @AirForceAssoc's Air, Space & Cyber Conference. The topics he spoke on includ…
Twitter
RT @UnderSecAF: Happy #DontAskDontTell Repeal Day! Honored to commemorate the repeal’s 10th anniversary with some of our LGBTQ Airmen & Gua…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Today launches the @AirForceAssoc's Air, Space & Cyber Conference! #ASC21 Among many notable speakers, Secretary Kenda…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,376,907
Follow Us