Exhibits & Appearances
November 12, 2016 - Soldiers Period
Panel Discussion, San Francisco, CA (More info to come)
November 10, 2016 - Lioness at Portland State University
Screening of the film Lioness is taking place on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Portland State University.
July 29, 2016 - 2016 Soros Justice Fellowship Conference
Workshop Title: Decolonizing the Prison and Military Industrial Complex: A Client-Centered Approach
Presenters: MB Dallocchio, Guy Terrill Gambill
Summary Description: This workshop offers an overview of the ways that incorporate intersectionality into their legal or social work framework and keeping systems mapping in the forefront of case management. This workshop would provide a dual examination of both the Defense and Prison Industrial Complex and their relationships to low-income individuals of color, especially colonized peoples. We will analyze how discrimination due to racial identity and low socioeconomic status (SES) are linked to both military enlistment and criminal justice interaction. Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework, this workshop would provide an examination of how socioeconomic disadvantages, polytrauma, and institutionalized discrimination affect justice system and mental health outcomes. Underrepresented racial and/or ethnic minority (URM) experiences will be explored as they navigate their pre- and post-incarceration journey. The negative consequences of being “underrepresented” in the community and experiencing ongoing colonialism will be discussed in addition to nuances in exclusion and conflict, the ambiguous nature of these experiences, and complex polytrauma.
October 15-December 31, 2014 - War Comes Home - Cal Humanities
The San Diego Public Library, with generous funding from Cal Humanities, has partnered with the Veteran Artist Program to organize an exhibition of local Veterans art. The show, in conjunction with California Reads: War Comes Home will be shown in three branches (Point Loma/Hervey, Mission Valley, and Rancho Bernardo), between October 15 and December 31, 2014.
Join us for the opening reception to celebrate the artists and honor their dedication and creativity
Saturday, October 18, 2014
2 pm - 5 pm
Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library Community Room
3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 531-1539
2:30 pm Original performances from So Say We All’s Veteran Writers Program
3:15 pm “Veterans Doing Art and Caught Between Creativity and Therapy, ”
lecture by BR McDonald founder of the Veteran Artist Program
Click Here for more information
May 29, 2014 - WAR: A Night of Art, Poetry, Peace and Healing
Creative works by war veterans and war refugees.
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Place: Q International School 1500 State Street, Ste 100, San Diego, CA
All are welcome to attend
If you would like to submit artwork or any creative works to be on display, please contact Michelle Dallocchio at Michelle@qschool.edu.
Artist set-up: 4pm
Panel Discussion - 6pm
Panel Q&A - 6:45
Moderator: Michelle Dallocchio - Artist at The Desert Warrior and Iraq war veteran
Ben Kalasho - President of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
Sahar Alsanati - Iraqi Singer
Nazanin Wahid - Afghan Artist and Teacher
Nick Salcedo - Iraq war veteran (USMC) & Musician
Armando Telles - USMC veteran & Community Organizer
Discussing the effects of war on the refugee and veteran community in addition to how we can use creative means to bridge communities, and promote peace and healing.
May 17, 2014 - North Park Festival of Arts
The Desert Warrior booth will be alongside several other San Diego area veteran artists for this day of arts, culture, music, food, and fun. Enticing vendor booths, food, drink, and artisans will be representing their trade from around the globe….plus a Festival of Beers sponsored by San Diego CityBeat and the San Diego Music Foundation representing the finest microbreweries in San Diego. Four stages of live music: on stage some of San Diego’s hottest
bands – global sounds from places like Ghana, Iran, Bali, AfricaIreland; plus folk, classical guitar, jazz, rock and punk. And dance troupes from all over the region. Special attractions for children,
including art activities, child aerial art/ circus acts, and much more. Sponsored by North Park Main Street with support from the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
April 5-30, 2014 - Veteran Art Show in Pasadena
5 Desert Warrior pieces are on display throughout the month of April at Swarthy's in 1014 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030.
January 20, 2014 - Encompassing Diversity Through Art
An AmeriCorps-sponsored event in which San Diego, CA artists get together and provide free art instruction and demos for inner-city students. Participants include Writerz Blok, Mid-City CAN, and The Desert Warrior.
November 23-24, 2013 - Made in America Trade Show
This event hosted at DoubleTree in Danvers, MA is proudly produced by Gifford Events and is motivated by a strong desire to support American artists, artisans, entrepreneurs and our Veterans.
November 9, 2013 - Lioness in Las Vegas
Raising awareness on women veterans and suicide through the film "Lioness" followed by a panel discussion and "Quixote in Ramadi" book signing.
November 1, 2013 - The Art and Soul of Combat Veterans
Desert Warrior art on display followed by a book signing for "Quixote in Ramadi: An Indigenous Account of Imperialism."
June 6-16, 2013 - YELP 89XXXhibition
Desert Warrior art on display at "Photo Bang Bang" on 224 E. Imperial, LV, NV.
May 19, 2013 - ART4NF Charity Art Auction
Desert Warrior Booth @ Art4NF at The District in Henderson, NV! Art, Music and more from 11am-3pm
April 25, 2013 - MARVEL @ The Act, Palazzo Hotel & Casino
Various works of art will be on display and for sale in this dynamic event featuring Las Vegas-based talent.
May 9, 2012 - SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans
4 MB Wilmot works of art on display on opening night May 9 at 6pm. San Francisco Women’s Building ♦ 3543 18th Street ♦ San Francisco CA 94110
Nov. 18-Dec. 3, 2011 - Xico Inc.
Continuation of "Los Veteranos of Arizona" exhibit featuring
four MB Wilmot pieces for sale. Xico Inc, 44 S. San Marcos Pl,
Chandler, AZ 85225
Sept. 2011-Feb. 2012 - Solar Culture Gallery
Ongoing exhibit with three MB Wilmot pieces for sale.
Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Nov. 11-Dec. 5, 2011 - Industria Studios
Mirror Myself: A Self Portrait Two MB Wilmot pieces for sale.
Industria Studios, 1441 E. 17th St, Tucson, AZ 85719
November 2010 - Los Veteranos de Arizona
Annual art show held at various locations around Metro Phoenix. Desert Warrior art featured at Xico Galeria in Chandler, AZ throughout the month of November. Ariztlan Studios organized the event and continues to promote educational projects presenting the Native-American and Latino cultures of Arizona, via research, documentation and producing art from these cultures and the community involved.