At Ease on the Farm, a Veteran in the Arts (VIA) program, will bring a series of artist workshops to farms owned and operated by veterans in 2017.

3 Master Artist Workshops in digital photography, watercolor and poetry are FREE to veterans, their families, artists and the public. Master Artists will share their artistic practice and stories of their military service.

Gail Thelin, Old Glory, Oil on canvas
Gail Thelin, Old Glory, Oil on canvas

Watercolors En Plein Air

May 11, 2017     9-12 pm Intermediate/ Advanced

May 13, 2017    9-12 pm Beginning



Writing Workshop

May 13, 2017      9-12 pm


This project is funded by Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA) a grant program of the Califonia Arts Council

Special thanks to Yolo County Veterans Services and Farmer Veteran Coalition

2015 Highlights

Richard Racki, Head to Head, Watercolor
Richard Racki, Head to Head, Watercolor
Alan Fishleder, Memorial, Photography
Alan Fishleder, Memorial, Photography

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community is an exhibition inpsired and created by veterans from all branches of the United States military service. This project explores public understanding of the veteran experience and celebrates the transtition of our service people from combat to civilian life.
Now showing through April 25 at Sacramento City College - West Sacramento Center 1115 West Capitaol Ave.

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Featured artists:
Amber Alls · Robert Brownson · Albert Careyette · Paul DeVol · Alan Fishleder · Doug Glover · Bill Hollingshead · Lee Jones · Dallas Kassing · Adam Kroh · Diana Lee · Justin Lee · Charles McDonald · James Painter · Art Perez · Alvin Pruitt · Richard Racki · Chris Ring · Michael Rottmiller · Billy Shea · Bernard Stallings · Danesha Stallings(military spouse) · Sean Stevens · Nina Thi Strom · Larry Swanson · Eileen Udovich · Elizabeth West

Read more about this project in the  The Aggie newspaper and Davis Enterprise
Positive Reflections of the Project  from veterans and project partners


Gallery 625, Woodland, February
Opening Reception and unveiling of
In the Almond Orchard, a commissioned poem written and recited by Dr. Andy Jones
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Gallery 1855, March
Great rainy day crowd came out to
support the artists and hear Dr. Andy.

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Sacramento City College -
West Sacramento, April
Building awareness between students and veterans.

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Winters Community Library - Winters, May
Yolo County Supervisor, Don Saylor and WWII US Army Air Corps Veteran, Billy Shea.

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