Michael Obney


In my artistic education I consider myself as self-taught through my readings of writings by renowned pen & ink artists including Claudia Nice, Robert W. Gill, and Gary Simmons. I have also studied the styles and techniques of well-known maritime pen and ink artists including Paul Hitchens, Jim Campbell, and Dennis Burrow. Also, many of the skills I have learned … Read More

J. Sam Frankel


J. Sam Frankel is a native Kentuckian recently transplanted to Austin, Texas. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University’s Fine Arts program with his Bachelors in Studio Arts, promptly joining the United States Army as an analyst and Arabic linguist. He served a short tour in Afghanistan in 2013, leaving active duty in 2014. He recently left the world of marketing … Read More

Andrew W. Nunn


Andrew Nunn grew up in Dodge City, Kansas where he joined the US Army as a Combat Medic in 2003. Following his service in the US Army, he studied at The Art Institute of Austin, in Austin Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography in 2014. Andrew has worked as a documentary photographer and photo journalist … Read More

Mark Pinto


Mark Pinto is a retired Marine helicopter pilot, Gulf war veteran, and former Buddhist priest. In May 2014, he received his Masters of Fine Arts, Photography at San Jose State University. Mark creates work that serves to inform society of the many extended costs of war. His first exhibit was a digital photo project called “Joes Come Home”, utilizing GI … Read More

David Fofi


David Fofi is a Navy veteran, actor and theater director. As an artistic director at the Elephant Theater Company, David has put on many well reviewed plays, including many original works. As an actor he has appeared on television and in film.

Chase Millsap


Chase Millsap served as a Green Beret during the Iraq War and is currently a filmmaker and activist based in Los Angeles. He founded the Ronin Refugee Project, a non-profit devoted to creating a path for Iraqi and Afghani soldiers who fought alongside American forces to become American citizens. For Chase this is a very personal mission: he has friends … Read More

Richard Chaves


Richard Chaves is Vietnam War veteran and acclaimed actor of the stage and screen. Since the early 80s he has regularly appeared on television and in movies, often in roles which recalled his military experience. He is best remembered for his portrayal of Poncho in the 1987 classic Predator and his role in the late eighties TV series War of the Worlds.

Gary Blumsack


Gary Blumsack is an air force veteran, actor and prolific theater producer and director active in the Los Angeles area for over two decades. Highlights of his career include the 2001 Broadway show “Reefer Madness”. He became artistic director of the Hayworth Theater in 2004. 

J. W. Gardner


Joe Gardner was born in June of 1974 in San Bernardino, CA. At the age of two he moved to Modesto Ca. At 13 he moved to East Lakewood CA in LA County He graduated from Artesia High School in 1992. From 1993 to 1996 he was a paratrooper in the United States Army. He has walked the blue collar … Read More

Jonathan Gavin-Patterson


Jonathan is a Massachusetts-born painter. He is a proud Veteran, husband and father. As a Sergeant in the United States Army, Jonathan deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and performed his duties as a Crew Chief on UH-60 Blackhawks. Jonathan takes his experiences he has encountered and uses them as inspiration in his paintings. He received his BFA … Read More