DJD Foundation offers wood carving to veterans and the military-connected community. The upcoming class has room for 2 more individuals, is free with a donation of any size, and will be at Artech, 2-4 PM on December 8 & 9! Register Here!
July Combat Paper Workshop Rescheduled for Sunday, July 24, 9:30-2:30
Dear Veterans, Community Members, Friends, and Family,
Join us at Artech for Sunday's Combat Paper Workshops a few spots are left. Click here for the registration link.
Call to Artists!
Veterans, Poster for National Creative Arts Competition 2022 is attached!
A local competition and exhibit will be held at the McKinley Arts & Cultural Center Gallery East & West
August 15th-October 7th, 2022; Live Stage Show Performance at McKinley Auditorium; Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 from 10AM-3PM;
For Category listings and entry information, please contact Kari Fritz, Recreation Therapist, (775) 785-7119
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 is the deadline! See the flyer and read more...
February News from DJD Foundation
T-Shirt Design Contest!
With help from Nevada Arts Council, DJD Foundation hosts this opportunity: Veterans, military families, and allies are qualified to submit a design. The deadline is 2-28-2022. Submit Here
Installed! Visit the 9/11 Memorial at UNR; First Floor of the Joe Crowley, September 9-17 2021
David J. Drakulich Art Foundation is raising money for this community art project. Please join us in this meaningful and healing project.
Read the Nevada Today article here!
David J. Drakulich Foundation is excited to share this news coverage provided by Truckee Meadows Community College. More coverage will be published in time for Veterans Day!
Did you know that creative movement improves mental, physical, and spiritual health? You are invited to experience these benefits and more with this free virtual movement workshop opportunity offered by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, the School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, and David J. Drakulich Art Foundation! Click here to register:
Monday, 10-26, 4-5PM
Monday, 10-26, 6-7PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 12 - 4 PM
CHAIR-ity — will showcase the work of local artists while raising money for ARTECH – a local non-profit art organization. Artists will have the option to receive 30-50% of the auction price with the remainder going to ARTECH.
ONLINE AUCTION: September 1 – 10, 2020 https://www.32auctions.com/ArtechCHAIRity
Local artists were invited to paint our solid wooden chairs to be auctioned in the online “CHAIR-ity” scheduled for September 1-11, 2020 with an outdoor reception, exhibition of chairs and final bidding on Saturday, September 12 from noon to 4 pm. There will be live music by Colin Ross and refreshments
DJD Art Foundation will be selling Combat Paper and Masks
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INOVA Invites Artists to Submit Work for Community Campaign --Deadline extended to September 14, 2020!
This campaign is an art competition will include a purse total of $10,000, with first, second and third place winners across three different categories chosen, as well as a Best in Show. Categories include photography, painting and sculpture. The top 50 entries will be included in a book, “The Art of Innovation” with the artists’ information and the cost of each piece shown.
Artists are invited to present existing work as well as original works of art yet to be produced. The deadline for the last submission will be August 30, 2020 and a $10 entry fee will be collected per entry. In addition, The Sierra Arts Foundation, a nonprofit art organization working with integrating art in schools, will work with local schools as they try to spark creativity with their students from home. INOVA will be awarding $3,500 for this unique student contest.
This campaign invites local Reno artists, as well as others from across the nation, to create a visual expression that demonstrates what innovation means to them. Contest judges include Burning Man artist Andrew Johnstone; Executive Director of Artech and Project Manager for Playa Art at Burning Man, Maria Partridge; and retired Manager of Arts and Culture for the City of Reno, Christine Fey.
On behalf of David J. Drakulich Foundation For Freedom of Expression, I wish to thank you for your support of this organization. We are so grateful to Nettie Oliverio for enlisting her friends and family to support our art programs for veterans in honor of her beloved Tony Oliverio. Tony was WWII a veteran who participated in D-Day. We are saddened to hear that, at the age of 94, he lost his battle with COVID-19. As you are aware, Tony was a valued member of the local art community. We are told that he would be happy to know that his legacy will be carried on through your generous support.
With your generous support, we are well on our way to our $7000 quarterly goal helping us with operating and employment costs for veterans who run programs such as Veterans Art Project and Combat Paper Nevada. We wish to give an additional and special thanks to our community partner, Reno Little Theater who contributed so much to this campaign.
Additional thanks go to the COVID-19 Relief Fund of Northern Nevada held at Community Foundation of Western Nevada and Nevada Humanities CARES Grants! With this generous grants, DJDAF was able to balance the books on the Task Force: Covid-19 Mask project; and ensure further employment to those veterans working to keep art for veterans and military families alive in Reno!
We are very grateful to the many community members donated to this project. With all of this support, nearly 3,000 masks were made and donated! Artist and board member, Rob Garret will continue to fill your order if you want artistic, classy, hand made masks! Order from Rob here.
DJDAF is now offering KN95 respirators which are protective for self and others in the COVID-19 landscape. They are available to DJDAF through our very good friend, Quiet Terrain LLC, a Service Connected Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise. This tends to a public health need and is a natural accompaniment to the hand-made masks. Tina can tell you that they are very comfortable; see the image below. These respirators are durable and convenient! These masks are available for a competitive price, under $4.00 each, and each purchase provides a percentage to DJDAF's quarterly goal of $7000! Contact Quiet Terrain LLC to order these masks here.
Tina Drakulich is a founding member of DJD Foundation.