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2 weeks remain in open call to submit entries for Ohio Veterans Art Exhibition

Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Press Release

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services, through its ongoing partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, is continuing its preparations for the 2023 Ohio Veterans Art Exhibition, which will be on display in downtown Columbus later this year.

However, the deadline for active-duty and veteran artists to submit works of art for this unique exhibition is drawing near. ODVS will accept submissions through Aug. 31.

We invite all #OhioVets who want to showcase their artistic talents to make sure they submit works for this wide-ranging and public event, which will be viewable in the first-floor lobby of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts.

Exhibition dates will be Oct. 23 - Dec. 8.

While space is limited for this exhibition, we welcome all suitable mediums, including three-dimensional pieces. We also welcome entries from veteran artists of varying backgrounds and levels of expertise. Keep in mind that your artwork does not necessarily need to depict aspects of military service.

An expert panel of jurors, who will be introduced in the coming weeks, will review all submissions and give them careful consideration.

Selected works will be displayed in the lobby area outside the OAC Riffe Gallery, located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts.


You must be ...
• Living in Ohio; and

• A current military member or veteran.

For more submission guidelines, and to submit your artwork, visit or contact Ali Yogmour at or 614-752-8941.