Leo Cullum, 1942-2010

November 2, 2010

Leo Cullum, 68, one of the nation's most prolific and celebrated cartoonists, died of cancer October 23 in Los Angeles. Cullum, who had more than 800 of his light-hearted cartoons---many featuring dogs and cats, businessmen…

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National Veterans Creative Arts Fest On Now

October 18, 2010

This year's National Veterans Creative Arts Festival began today, October 18, and will run through October  24, hosted by the Tomah VA Medical Center and held in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sponsored by the Department of…

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Biss, Bles and a Sentry Dog Sculpture

September 1, 2010

WW II Marine raider painted by Joe Bles We recently heard from Nancy Lynch, who put together the excellent book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972 . As I said in my review in…

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Modern Art: VNese Perspectives on the Helicopter War

August 21, 2010

The artist Dinh Q. Lê was born in Vietnam at the height of the American war there, in 1968.  He came to this country with his family ten years later; today he is an accomplished…

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Pioneering Vietnamese Ancient Art Exhibit in NYC

March 8, 2010

"Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea" is the title of the first large exhibit of ancient Vietnamese Art in this country. It opened Feb. 2 at the Asia Society in…

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Vietnam War Combat Art

January 20, 2010

There's an excellent essay by the artist Jim Pollock (above ) on the U.S. Army's Vietnam Combat Art Program in the current issue of War, Literature and The Arts , the first-rate literary journal published…

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I Am Vietnam Art Exhibit by Jon York

November 14, 2009

The Springs Art Gallery , a veteran-friendly space in El Dorado Spring, Missouri, is running an exhibit that commemorates military service and highlights the issue of PTSD. It's called "I am Vietnam, " and is…

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El Dorado Springs, Mo., 'Veterans of America' Art Exhibit

August 18, 2009

"Veterans of America, " an exhibit of the art work of a variety of veteran-artists, opened August 11 at the nonprofit Springs Art Gallery in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. The show, which will run through…

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Maya Lin Returns to D.C.

March 18, 2009

The theme of the big, splashy feature article in the March 17 Washington Post Style section on the new exhibit, "May Lin: Systematic Landscapes, " running through July 12 at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of…

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John Phelps, Artist of the West

September 17, 2008

"Saturday Night" The evocative original painting that graces the cover of the current issue (September-October) of The VVA Veteran is the work of John Phelps (below ), an artist and sculptor from Wyoming who is…

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