Alejandro Castanon

Alejandro began his journey as an artist in 2011 after serving eight years active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a combat engineer. His desire to help raise his daughter is what brought him back home to Texas. In 2011 Alejandro opened the Vino Dipinte Art Gallery in San Angelo, TX. in 2014 Alejandro’s art began reaching collectors in … Read More

Steve Rands

Born in Fairfax, VA, Steve Rands does not view himself as a traditional professional artist. To the contrary, he is a retired Naval Officer, helicopter pilot and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Though he does hold degrees in mechanical engineering, and human systems integration, his only formal training as an artist has been through a few classes … Read More

Eric Mansfield

Eric Mansfield is a U.S. Army veteran with service in Iraq, Honduras, Hurricane Katrina and state emergencies during his 20-year career with the Ohio Army National Guard. A retired Major, Eric continues to serve the Army representing soldiers, families and veterans in the Buckeye state with his appointment from the Pentagon as the Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of the … Read More

Ashley Miller in conversation with Timothy Wurtz

The USVAA Veterans Writers Workshop Series via Zoom This workshop is part of our newly expanded, free, monthly workshop series for military veterans who write screenplays, teleplays, novels, memoirs, and short stories. Ashley Miller is one of the most sought out writer/producers in Hollywood with credits that include Thor and X-Men: First Class Timothy Wurtz is a screenwriter, USVAA Colleague, and the … Read More

Joan Zopf-Faram

Photography isn’t simply her vocation; it’s her way of life. Interpreting the world around her through the art she creates from the world around her is a passion – one she’s had for nearly 40-years. Her talent was initially noticed while serving as a Photographer’s Mate in the U.S. Navy. In 1983, she was selected by a portfolio review to … Read More

Dennis Clancey

Dennis is a U.S. Army veteran. A graduate of West Point, his service included a year in Iraq’s Triangle of Death as an infantry platoon leader and executive officer in the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. After six years of active-duty service and four years of operations experience in Europe and North America with, Dennis is now … Read More



Congratulations to USVAA Colleague Sati Kaur, U.S. Army veteran, writer, film director, and now a participant in the highly competitive 2020 Universal Writers Program. Sati is one of the four selectees chosen from 1500 applicants. You can read more about this exciting news HERE.

USVAA New Works 2019 / Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day

USVAA New Works 2019 / Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day

At 4 pm, Sunday, October 27th 2019, California State Assemblymember Sydney-Kamlager Dove (CA-54), honored USVAA, our colleagues and all veterans with permanent, annual State of California recognition of November 1st as Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day.In addition to the honors from the state of California, the presentation opened with a warm welcome and remarks by West Los Angeles … Read More

Corban Cold Lundborg Kelly Clarkson Show segment

Corban Cold Lundborg Kelly Clarkson Show segment

Congratulations to USVAA Colleague Corban Cold Lundborg, featured in a segment on the Kelly Clarkson Show. He made us all look good and it super to see our fine arts colleagues featured on television shows. Kudos to Kelly Clarkson and keep up the great work Corban!