Point of View
The inaugural Veteran Print Project Portfolio began with eight University of Wisconsin student veterans who agreed to have their oral histories recorded for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Collection. The recorded stories were then share with the artists with the Madison Print Coop (Now Polka Press) and each artist created an edition of prints that were exhibited as a temporary exhibit at WVM for the 2010 Spring Gallery Night in Madison, Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison and Colorado State University were two of the first chapters of Student Veterans of America (SVA) after its founding in 2008. This VPP portfolio was created from the strong connections made at the inaugural SVA Leadership Conference in 2011. It was the catalyst for a multi-year collaboration with VPP, CSU Adult-Learner & Veterans Services, & the Printmaking Department in the CSU School of Art.
Not At Ease
Not at Ease was the culmination of 20 Wisconsin Women Veterans telling stories of their military experiences to 20 print artists. The stories ranged from WWII to present and they highlighted an uncommon perspective of generational connections between female service members. The prints were exhibited for the Spring 2012 Gallery Night at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The exhibit was also part of the WVM Traveling Exhibit Program in 2014 and travelled to the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay Wisconsin.
VPP partnered with the members of the Wisconsin American GI Forum in 2013 to exhibit prints featuring the stories of Wisconsin's Latino veterans. "Forum" was a featured exhibition for the 2013 Southern Graphics International Conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was on exhibit at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
Evolution of Perspective
Colorado State University 2014
Red Wing Arts Association 2014
Back From the Front
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2018
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2020
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2021
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2023
Approaches to Making: VPP Untold Stories 2023 | In collaboration with Yvette Pino, founder of Veteran Print Project, this course offered students an opportunity to engage with their community. Through research and conversations with people in the veteran community, students created prints based on their conversations and research topic.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Mural
An artist meets a veteran. A conversation happens. A print is made.