Calling Young Artists: National Museum Of The Marine Corps' "Art For Wounded Warriors" Program Back For The 2nd Year

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 08:00 to Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 16:00
Nationwide

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is conducting its “Art for Wounded Warriors” program for the second year, after receiving overwhelming support from children and youth from across the country in its inaugural year. The “Art for Wounded Warriors” program, managed by the Museum’s Teacher-in-Residence, is again calling on young artists to submit art to decorate recovery facilities and brighten the days of our wounded Marines. The Teacher-in-Residence program is supported by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.
 
This year, the Museum is working with the Wounded Warrior Regiment to distribute the artwork submitted by children to brighten the walls of hospitals from coast to coast. All children who enjoy drawing, painting or coloring are encouraged to show their support for America’s Marines by submitting their original works.
 
Children who wish to participate should create a picture and write a supportive message on an 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper. Artists should also write their name, hometown and grade level on the back of their pictures. The Museum will accept drawings, paintings or colorings from children of all ages and abilities. All works of art must be submitted in a flat, rigid envelope postmarked by December 10, 2011. Artwork becomes the property of the Museum and cannot be returned.

Details:
    Children’s Artwork for Wounded Marines
    Create your picture on an 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper.
    Package your work in a flat, rigid envelope.
    Submit your art by December 10, 2011.
     
Mail all submissions to:
    The National Museum of the Marine Corps
    Attn: Teacher- in- Residence
    18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Triangle, VA 22172-1938

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center is the Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.
 
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, Virginia. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for December 25.  Admission and available parking are free.  For more information please call (703) 784-6107 or visit our website: www.usmcmuseum.org.