Exhibition: Operation Art

In conjunction with Operation Art – the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s class and studio program for veterans and active duty service members – WMA will host an exhibition from June 5 through September 28, 2019 featuring the original artwork of Operation Art students. In addition to original artwork, we are seeking photographs from our community to feature in the exhibition.

This open call is for veterans and active duty service members to share a photograph(s) taken during their time of service. Along with the photograph, it is asked that the artist provides a statement to coincide with the submitted work(s). This statement should include the location of the photograph, when it was taken, and what you remember from the time taking the photograph. Limit your statement to 500 words.

Entry Terms and Conditions

  • Can submit up to 3 photographs
  • Name and contact information (phone and email address)
  • Digital file of the photograph or mailed on a disc; film negatives accepted, clearly label the submitted works
    • Please note: discs and film will not be returned without return postage
  • Object information: year photograph was taken, location of photo, story of photograph, up to 500 words
  • All information needs to be submitted to Amanda Holcomb at education@wiregrassmuseum.org or mailed to:

Wiregrass Museum of Art
c/o Amanda Holcomb
126 Museum Ave.
Dothan, AL 36303

Important Dates

  • All photographs need to be submitted no later than May 11, 2019 at 11:59pm, central
  • Notification of acceptance on May 15, 2019

For those wishing to submit photographs by mail, please download the entry form here and send it along with your photographs.

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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