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Celebrate Veterans Day weekend with us
at the North Carolina Veteran Art Show


DURHAM, NC 27713

Please join us for the North Carolina Veteran Art Show
from Thursday, Nov 10th – Sunday, Nov 13th. 
The Joel Fund and Heart2Hand Veteran artist Lt. Colonel (retired), Bernardine Donato, are excited to host the four-day art exhibit at the Tobacco Wood Brewing Company Durham location. 
This art show will contain original pieces created by North Carolina Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This family-friendly event will showcase art from North Carolina veterans of all backgrounds, art levels, and branches of service. 
The hours to view the artwork are as follows:
Thursday, Nov 10th, 11 am – 10 pm
Friday, Nov 11th, 11 am – 10 pm
Saturday Nov 12th 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, Nov 13th, 11 am – 3 pm 
A Meet the Artist Reception on Veterans Day Friday, November 11 from 5 – 7 PM at Tobacco Wood Brewing Company. Join us to celebrate Veterans Day weekend to appreciate original military veteran’s artwork while enjoying food, beer, or soft drinks.  
If you have any questions please contact Isabella Brezenski
at 919 200 0886 or via email at
North Carolina Veteran Art Show



Thank you to all the artists who submitted their artwork! Selected artists have been notified via email to make appointments to drop off their artwork at The Joel Fund Art Studio. Please contact Isabella Brezenski at if you have any questions about the drop-off process. All artwork needs to be delivered by Friday, November 4th.


The submission process is to make sure the size of each piece will fit in the limited space we have and that the artwork is suitable for the family-friendly Tobacco Woods Brewing Company.

Submission open date: July 18th, 2022

Submission end date: October 12th, 2022

Veteran Artists are notified of selection by the middle of October. Appointments can be made to drop off physical artwork to TJF starting October 13th.

Selected Artwork must be delivered (via mail or in-person) by 10/31 – 11/4 

Dates and times of NC Veteran Art Show at TWBC: Thursday 11/10 – 3 PM Sunday 11/13

Meet the Artist Reception and Live Readings/Live Performances on Veterans Day, Friday, 11/11 5 – 7 PM at TWBC Refreshments provided by The Joel Fund.   

Artwork must be picked up between 11/14 – 11/20 at 822 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Please schedule a time to pick up your artwork between 9am-5pm Monday 11/14 – Friday 11/18 and between 12 – 6 PM Saturday 11/19 – 12 – 6 PM Sunday 11/20. 

If you are local to the Triangle area, you are encouraged to pick up your artwork Sunday 11/13 between 3 – 6 PM at Tobacco Woods Brewing Company after the end of the show.


The Joel Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to reconnecting veterans to life at home located in Wake Forest, NC. The Joel Fund’s Operation ART Program offers low cost art classes for veterans and their families. Operation ART program students will showcase their work created in art classes alongside submitted artworks.

Bernardine Donato retired after serving 24 years in the US Navy and the CA Air National Guard. She is a veteran artist who currently resides in Durham, NC.

Tobacco Wood Brewing Company (TWBC) is the first female veteran-owned brewery in North Carolina headed by Mara Shelton. Known for their award-winning local beer, community events, veteran focus, and Mara’s support of the arts, TWBC is the perfect place to showcase local NC veteran artists.

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