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  • 07/04/2021 12:09 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    Beneath The Camo is an annual benefit art show for our friends over at the Veterans Art Center.
    We will be hosting a silent auction all month, with art donated by members of the Veterans Art Center & Uncanny Valley.
    All proceeds will go to help the Veterans Art Center with their mission of helping soldiers and their families heal through art.  Auction runs until July 31 so be sure and drop by Uncanny Valley Art Gallery, 455 Main St and check out all the art.

  • 07/03/2021 02:29 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    Yes We Are Open - Sorta

    If the door is open, c'mon in.  Check the event calendar for scheduled classes and events.  Stop by on Saturday, July 17th between 9 and 11 am for a mini wellness expo and find out what programs and classes are currently offered. The computers are available, woodshop is available and all that is required to access them, or any classes or healing arts sessions, is to complete the online registration form , and we won't bug you again to do it until next July. 

    The main studio is not yet open pending volunteers for sorting the plethora of donations that arrived while we have been closed. Classes, for now, will be held in the gallery.  Volunteers are also needed to have a yard sale to eradicate the multitude of non-art related items we unearthed while cleaning last year, along with an excess of some art related items.

    Open studio will be restricted to hours we have a volunteer or volunteers on site to monitor and assist.  

    Please direct any comments or questions to Wendy by email or text 970-424-2312.  We can do this together but together takes a team.

  • 05/17/2021 20:58 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    We are beginning the first sessions and classes at the Veterans Art Center.  Thanks to some very generous (non member) volunteers we have the gallery semi-cleaned and will be starting the body talk sessions on Tuesday May 25th.  The studio will be open at that time for the bodytalk sessions, veteran fund requests and computer/print/copy/fax use. Anyone wanting to participate will need to be preregistered.  The registration for BodyTalk can be found on the event calendar. If not previously completed, we do need the veterans assistance application filled out online.

    Everything else will remain closed until further notice. Members anxious to have things open need to help out a little and relieve the burden on the 2 or 3 that have pitched in over the past year.  Currently, only the gallery and front area will be open.

    Volunteers are also needed for fundraising - however you want to do it.  There have been a few Facebook fundraisers throughout the winter and spring but all but one have been non-members from out of State.  It's disappointing that our members are not participating and trying to keep us afloat.  Exceptions of course to those members who have helped out with generous donations. We are very grateful for those.  We only have 2 1/2 months left in this fiscal year. Despite trimming down many of our operational expenses on the budget, our current income is only at 61% of what is required and members need to decide whether they want to reopen or close permanently.

    I also use the term members loosely but offer big hugs and the utmost gratitude to those who paid when they expired.  Sadly this has been a small number and a loss of membership dues.

    Our veterans emergency fund, transportation, art supplies and other programs have continued and we have processed 188 applications.  BodyTalk and Tai Chi have also been operating for several months.  

    I am anxious to reopen if anyone else is interested.


  • 10/17/2020 09:39 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    We really want to get some of our classes up and running.  I am providing a link below for an online survey on class interest.  With this feedback I will be able to work on providing classes that you want.  Rather than randomly throwing classes on the schedule that no one attends we want to focus on scheduling classes that our veterans and families are interested in so please complete the online survey

    Additionally, the survey will help us contact the participants interested in the classes we schedule. Class sizes will be  limited and preregistration will be mandatory so we can allow the instructors planning opportunities. 

    Depending on class and instructor requirements the classes will be held at the Veterans Art Center or elsewhere. All materials and equipment will be provided.  Classes are no charge for veterans, and, in most cases, at no charge for immediate family members. Registration for scheduled classes will be available online directly through the event calendar or through the link in your email notification.  

    Tai Chi and BodyTalk are already running and  information for each of these is available on the event calendar.  As new classes are scheduled they will also be listed on the event calendar. 

    Classes will range from single event 1 or 2 hour classes to ongoing classes on a weekly or biweekly schedule for up to 8 weeks.  No art classes will extend beyond 8 sessions. In this way there will be opportunity for new students to start at the beginning without trying to jump in half way through.  Registration for the extended session art classes will be required prior to startup and no late entry will be allowed.

    For the single event 1 or 2 hour classes the class description will include the goal or project of that particular class and they will all be 'once and done' but you are able to register for as many as you want.

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  • 09/24/2020 16:07 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)


    to William and Marjorie Straight for your generous donation.  This was so welcomed, and needed, at this time and it has really served in empowering our board and director.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • 09/24/2020 15:52 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    Sept 24, 2020– Operation Revamp, Inc has been awarded a grant of $5501 by the Trutta Foundation and Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) for our transportation and communications programs.

    The purpose of the grant is to provide operating costs, registration, insurance and maintenance of the suburban for our transportation program and for the annual costs of our online website and member database at Operationrevamp.org

    Our transportation program provides rides to and from the VA, special appointments, food bank and delivery services, other transportation needs, as well as helping veterans with local moves.

    The grant from the Trutta Foundation and Western Colorado Community Foundation will provide our annual cost to keep our website and member database operational.  The website provides information on our programs and services, event calendar and registration, member database, online store, public forums, resource information and more and during this time is our main method of communication while the center remains closed.

    The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good. Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 265 charitable funds totaling over $80 million in assets and awards over $3.4 million in grants and scholarships annually.

  • 09/12/2020 20:11 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    There is no date yet but there will be new policies and procedures in place when we do unlock the doors.

    Art Classes and Open Studio

    Any and all classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.  On these days there will be no  open studio* so access will only be available to those registered for a class.

    Open studio will be available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only.

    *There will be exceptions to the above as follows.

    • The woodshop will be available daily unless a woodworking class is scheduled.
    • Glass and ceramics studios will be open daily unless classes are scheduled.
    • Computer area will be available daily (One computer station only unless a couple or family come in together)

    Coffee, lunch, laptop use, reading or lounging will be in the gallery for anyone using open studio, the woodshop, glass studio, ceramics studio or computer station and social distancing will be required.

    Walk-ins for services, assistance, sales, copies or fax will be restricted to the store front and gallery area and social distancing will be required.

    Anyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask (per government mandate), practice social distancing, and will be subject to temperature check and health questions. 

  • 09/11/2020 20:35 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    When will we reopen?

    This is probably the number one question we get asked and I ask that you please check the forums on the website at operationrevamp.org for news and updates. Any and all information regarding our schedule will be posted there. 

    Services currently available

    We continue to offer art supplies at no charge to veterans, and in many cases families of veterans and the first step is to complete the online application, on the website. Ask and you may well receive.

    We also help with urgent needs including bus passes, vehicle repair, food and gas cards, transportation, housing and utilities for eligible veterans.  And you guessed it, you start by filling out the online application form. Please note that nothing completely magical happens after you submit the form if you do not reply to any of my emails or texts.  

    The Suburban is running and we do offer transportation.  Again, fill out the online form and you will usually get called back asap.  Once you have filled it out you can also call or text the driver at 970-462-1247 to make arrangements.

    We are not yet having any art classes but we are offering some of our Healing Arts. Tai Chi is every Wednesday at 1 pm and BodyTalk every 2nd Tuesday. Both of these can be found on our event calendar.  You will initially need to fill out the online application and then for each session you want to attend you have to register on the event page or through the email notification you receive.  These sessions are at no charge to eligible veterans.

    Sales and giveaways

    We might be closed to the public but please remember that we do have a lot of things for sale, some listed in the online store, and we do provide curbside pickup, and in some cases, delivery. We also have a ton of art and craft supplies, crafting magazines, patterns and more that are free or almost free and we need to get them cleared out so we can get ready to open. We have a large inventory of essential oils and several boxes of herbal supplements and more. We also have some shop equipment and a couple of photo enlargers for sale, and I will hopefully get that listed soon but you don't have to wait. 

    What I just said and more

    I will sum this all up with a few very important points. 

    • We are not yet open to the public and I am working from home.
    • We continue to provide many services and healing art sessions
    • An Online Application is required for almost everything (but you only need to do it once)
    • We are organizing and have lots of stuff that needs to go.
    • The forums on the website are there to provide you with current news and information on everything we do and what we plan on doing next. 
    • I am easiest to reach by email at wendy@operationrevamp.org or by text at 970-424-2312. You can also try phoning but if you are not in my contact list you will likely go to voice mail. Please leave a message.
    • We currently have 158 lapsed members.  You can fix this by logging in, resetting your membership (or click renew but make sure it doesn't still say lapsed) and click the link for an invoice.  You can then pay online, or drop by the studio and drop it off, or mail it. There is no need to print out the invoice.
    • Financially we are struggling.  Our membership, donation and sales income that we need to continue to function has all but come to a screeching halt.  We still have monthly expenses, even while we are not open, and it is hard to manage them with no income.  Our total public support income for July and August was $248.  With those figures the question should not be 'when'  we will open but 'if' we will ever be able to open.

    A reminder that our Facebook group is for anyone to post.  Feel free to share, post, ask questions or anything else that is non-political.  I do post a lot of community announcements there if you are just a follower, but this is a group and we're all in it so I do invite you to use it, even if you just want sympathy for your stubbed toe.  Its why we're here. If you have not yet joined the group please join us now on FaceBook.

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  • 09/11/2020 12:39 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    Mesa County –The Western Region One Source (WROS) is excited to announce the newest Veteran Artist of the Month, Donna Fullerton. She is a Grand Junction resident who finds inspiration for her art from around the world, although she says, she is most inspired by the American West and South Africa.

    Donna’s photography has been published or featured in magazines and online, including official websites for organizations like the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, The International Audubon Society, Department of the Interior and National Geographic. In 2016, her photo of the Coke Ovens view, taken from inside the Colorado National Monument, was awarded the cover of the National Park Service Centennial Edition photo book. In 2016, Donna was invited by National Geographic to photograph Yellowstone. Two of her photos from that shoot are on display in the WROS.

    “As a child I began sketching animals I saw on the big screen,” Fullerton said.

    Donna served in the United States Marine Corps, playing the flute in the Marine Corps band. In 1986, she was stationed at El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, Calif., with Comm. Squadron 38.

    “I want my artwork to convey a sense of tranquility, beauty and mystery,” Fullerton said. “My work ranges from photography to lost-wax bronze work, and performing arts.”

    A reception hosted by Fullerton and WROS staff will be held on Oct. 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with some of her art work available for sale. A mix of Donna’s work is on display during business hours at the WROS until Oct. 9. 

    Any veteran with creative/art work will be considered for future displays at the WROS. Interested veterans should contact Heather Benjamin, at (970) 257-3764.

    COVID-19 Note: Social distancing, masks and no hand shaking will be practiced at all public events and inside the WROS building by all DMVA West state staff and patrons. Masks are required to be worn inside the building due to the Governor’s mandate.                                                                                               

  • 08/10/2020 10:13 | Wendy Hoffman (Administrator)

    Any veteran with creative/art work will be considered for Artist of the M onth at WROS. Interested veterans should contact Heather Benjamin, at (970) 257-3764.

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