The 2017 Women Veterans Art Exhibit will make its next stop at the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, Aug. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit has already traveled thousands of miles from the Patriot’s Outpost of PGA Sawgrass, to 10 Starbucks locations across the country; to Broadway; to the USS Intrepid; and to many VA medical centers.

The Women Veterans Art Exhibit is a collaboration between VA’s Center for Women Veterans and the Veteran Artist Project. The traveling exhibit features the art of 10 women Veterans selected from more than 100 women Veterans and 400 submissions.

Women’s Memorial’s President Dee Ann McWilliams will provide opening remarks and set the stage for Kayla Williams, the director of the Center for Women Veterans. Pamela Corwin, a biologist and Army Veteran, whose artwork is a part of the exhibit will also speak.

The Women’s Memorial is conveniently located near the Arlington Memorial Metro stop and just outside the gates of Arlington National Cemetery. There is no cost to attend the event.

Veterans and the public are encouraged to celebrate women Veterans’ creative expression at the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history.

For those who cannot attend the Arlington event, a complete schedule of locations and more information is available on the 2017 Women Veterans Art Exhibit page.

About the author: Elizabeth (Lisa)  Pratt is the acting associate director for the Center for Women Veterans.  Pratt was the operational director for the research program at the VA Long Beach Health care System for FIVE years before moving to VA Central Office to work in performance management in 2013.  Prior to her work in the public sector, she was a CEO of a $40 million research administration company in Los Angeles

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Published on Jul. 25, 2017

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  1. Mary Kate Karboski July 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I am a Vet and go to the CWYoung VA in St. Petersburg, Florida. The culture has still not changed. I have had some major issues with employees treating myself and others in a demeaning and prejudicial manor. From an intake employee to Nurses and Staff. We get addressed as customers. I am not a customer, I did not go to the VA to buy a product. I am a Vet. Lets start there, address the vets, employees and staff on how to put the Vet 1st – not worry about employees and their feelings. Teach them to be aware whether on the phone or in person, some of these Vets do not easily get along, express themselves or maybe in severe pain. Make it a pleasant conversation, make them feel wanted not that they are a pain in their ass. Some of them need to be jack slapped! I know totally inappropriate, just venting. Please, please make an attempt to address these concerns. Thank you. Appreciate your service and time.

  2. ronald timmons July 29, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Try to get a message to President Trump , he seems to have time and solutions for us vet’s, keep posting too.

  3. Thomas C Kosakowski July 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I have applied for the so I could get on the online list starting in November, 2017. They sent back my information is not found. Wow, I have DD214’s, and My Honorable Discharge, and yet they have to investigate through DEERS, because my information is not found. They said they would get back to me in a couple of days, but so far no, nope, nada, nyet. What is the hold up?

  4. Steven W. Jones July 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    If the V.A. truly cared for us vets! Then why is it that I ,after ordering one of my blood pressure meds over thirty days ago, still have not gotten it. I have been lied to over the phone three times in less than five minutes. I tried to contact Senator Kennedy, but he has not gotten back with. I see how much he cares for us vets. This is happening at the V.A. in New Orleans. It looks like the V.A. is trying to kill off us V.A. Vets we must not take this sitting down we must start standing up and letting it be known what the V.A. is doing to us.

    • Benn Murray July 30, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Steven, sorry to hear about your difficulties . I have nothing but praise for my VA hospital and clinic. My hospital is The Pala Alto Veterans Hospital. They saved my life with their quick response to my cancer. It is now in remission and hopefully shall remain so. All my medications are right on time if not early. I wish all VA hospitals and clinics were as efficient as mine. I wish you the very best with your medical problems.
      One thing I don’t understand is why it take TWO + years to review claims. I have written several letters to my VA REP. in Oakland Ca. and have nothing. I only hope to live long enough to get a response. I’m being treated for PTSD,one incident remaining from Vied Nam and another for sexual assault from a contract doctor in San Francisco. That is the only thing I have against Veterans Affairs.

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