Who We Are

Our mission
is to build a veterans community using art as therapy
and to foster a sense of camaraderie where all veterans can rally together

The Warrior's Canvas™ is Community, Veterans, Camaraderie

The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center™ is a 501c3 Non-Profit dedicated to providing Therapeutic Art to veterans and their families. Additionally, we exist to assist veterans with PTSD and other war related trauma by providing a dynamic healing environment centered around recovery. Finally, Our goal is to provide a sense of Camaraderie and Community through community projects, and life skills development groups.

  • Veteran Focused
  • Recovery Based
  • Open Atmosphere
  • Therapeutic Art
Warrior's Canvas Store Front

Our Leadership

David Shields

David Shields

Board President - CEO

David is a licensed Master Social Worker who works at the VA in Johnson City TN. He is a retired Air Force MSgt who served 22 years with two combat tours. In 2015 he received the Everyday Heroes Award of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tennessee.

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Randy Perrault

Randy Perrault

Vice President - COO

Randy is a retired Human Resource Specialist at the VA in Johnson City TN. He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Randy is a retired Human Resource Specialist at the VA in Johnson City TN. He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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Art Classes

We offer Free classes to Military Veterans and also offer paid classes to the General Public.

Still Life

Introductory course to the basics of art and their applications. We will explore the elements of line, shape and form, color and value, texture, and space. Students will complete a cumulative project combining elements of art to create a drawing reflecting their newfound understanding.

Materials Included.

Instructor: Shanasha “Nash” Bowman is a local artist, art instructor and volunteer with Warrior’s Canvas. She earned her Career Artist Diploma from Penn Foster in 2005. Nash entered her first gallery show in 2010, worked as an instructor for a paint party company in Johnson City in 2011-2012 and volunteered as an art instructor with The Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton in 2015.

This class is designed for Youth ages 10 to 18.

Starts: To Be Announced

Duration: Six weeks

Women's Group

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, The Warrior's Canvas™ Women's Group is a group of women Veterans who come together to experience art as therapy in the form of projects and fun activities.

Check out our Facebook Page for details!

Community Events

The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center will be hosting an

Art Auction & Wine Tasting Fundraiser on May 26th 2017 from 6pm - 9pm.

Art Auction 2017