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"ART OF WAR"

"The greatest thing about us Americans, is that we take care of each other, and are naturally inclined to help one another, where help is needed. "

~Sgt. Phillip S. Moore

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Art of War

By Sgt. Phillip S. Moore

​“Art of War” started as an 18 piece exhibit through the color-blind eyes of this eclectic war hero. Moments in time that were captured and shared, explaining through subtle wording and relentless color schemes defined what you were looking at. Despite his extreme color-blindness, Phillip has been courageous enough to just paint what he sees, not what he thinks the rest of us see. Painting this way is not only bold, but liberating from the confines of color theory.  

12 of these paintings were available for purchase in a 2022 calendar which raised over 20k to fund the Veterans Art Scholarship at the North Port Art Center.

6 of the 18 paintings were left only to be seen by those visited the exhibit in person. These would be the first 6 paintings/months of a new 2023 Calendar. With an additional 6 paintings added by Sgt. Phillip S. Moore, we had another great opportunity to raise additional funds with a final 12 "Art of War" paintings included in a 2023 Calendar. 
 

This series is now closed and no additional calendars will be printed. However, notecards, prints and Giclée are available for purchase below. Original paintings are not available for purchase.

Phillip is so grateful to have had the opportunity to share his story on so many platforms.  Read more below.

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Notecards, prints and Giclée prints are available for purchase.

We offer 23. One of the 24 paintings in the series is not available for reproduction. 

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January - March 2024: A Powerful Collaboration at the Englewood Art Center, Ringling College

Art of War embarked on a new chapter, gracing the walls of the esteemed Englewood Art Center, Ringling College. More than just an exhibition, it was a unique opportunity to share a space with the impactful Bullets & Bandaids program.

Sgt. Phillip S. Moore's vibrant soft pastel paintings stood alongside stories and artistic creations from veterans and civilian artists alike. Panel discussions sparked meaningful conversations, fostering understanding and connection between veterans and the community.

While the official exhibition has concluded, the impact lives on. The shared stories, ignited conversations, and heartfelt connections continue to resonate.

This collaboration at the Englewood Art Center represents another significant milestone in the ongoing journey of Art of War. Stay tuned to discover where this series travels next and how you can continue to be a part of its transformative power.

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Art of War: A Story on the Move

The powerful story of Art of War isn't confined to gallery walls. This impactful series, created by Sgt. Phillip S. Moore, is a traveling exhibit designed to spark conversation, inspire healing, and bridge the gap between veterans and civilians.

While Sgt. Moore's vibrant soft pastel paintings are a cornerstone of the exhibit, Art of War extends beyond the visual. Exhibit discussions, workshops, and presentations are available, offering a deeper dive into the experiences that shaped these artworks.

Sgt. Moore himself is a passionate advocate for art therapy and veteran well-being. He actively participates in the exhibition, engaging with audiences, sharing his personal journey, and providing unique insights into the creative process behind Art of War.

Are you interested in hosting Art of War? Whether you represent a museum, a community center, a veterans' organization, or any other space dedicated to fostering social connection, we can work with you to tailor a truly impactful experience.

Art of War is more than an exhibition; it's a call to action. By exploring this series through discussions, presentations, and workshops, we can harness the power of art to transform lives, promote understanding, and build a stronger, more connected community.

Stay tuned for upcoming locations and opportunities to experience Art of War.

In the meantime, contact us to learn more about bringing this unique exhibit to your community and engaging with Sgt. Phillip S. Moore.

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Washington, DC 

Painting on the Hill

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube commissioned a replica of "Sunrise on the City"; it hangs in his office on Capitol Hill. 

Rep. Stuebe honored Sgt. Moore with the FL - 17 MVP Award for his display of extraordinary dedication to making a difference during the opening reception of "Art of War" November 11th of 2021. Sgt. Moore was also presented with a Flag of United States of America that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor. 

Phillip was soon contacted by the representative for the painting.

Washington, DC 

David Cooksey PestVet of the Year Award

Created in 2015, PestVets was established for two key purposes: To engage veterans in their successful transition to a career in the pest management industry, and to promote the recruitment of veterans to member companies.

Phillip is honored to receive this prestigious award and be presented with a flag that has flown over the Capital Building in his name during the National Pest Management Legislative Day held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. 

The David Cooksey PestVet of the Year Award was created to honor a veteran who has helped strengthen the role of pest management. They are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the industry and to the communities they serve.

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Award presented by Tom Wharton

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PCT Podcast

Beyond the Battlefield:

Art & Resilience with Sgt. Phillip S. Moore.

Listen up! ️ Our hearts are full after hearing Sgt. Phillip S. Moore's inspiring interview on the PCT podcast last year. Phillip, a talented artist using his work to overcome PTSD and help other veterans, shares his story and passion for art therapy on this powerful episode.

Library of Congress

Veterans History Project

Initially started in 2000, the Veterans History Project aims to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of the United States military veterans and Gold Star Families so that future generations may hear directly from the veterans and better understand their service. Researchers, scholars, and educators rely upon VHP collections as a primary source. The oral histories, photographs, manuscripts, and other original materials supplement historical texts and valued cultural resources.

​Veterans from all branches and ranks of the United States military who served in World War I through the more recent conflicts are eligible to participate. Congressman Steube understands the importance of hearing from veterans about their service and how critical this is to preserve our country's history and understand the realities of war and service.

This is Phillip's story.

If you live in Florida's 17th congressional district, please visit https://steube.house.gov/vhp to participate.

For more information on the VHP, please visit https://www.loc.gov/vets/.​

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The Legacy of Art and Healing: 

North Port Art Center Continues to Empower Veterans

While the "Art of War" calendars no longer directly fund the Veterans Art Scholarship at the North Port Art Center, the spirit of support and empowerment continues to thrive. Through ongoing fundraising efforts, the NPAC proudly offers free classes and workshops specifically designed for veterans.

These workshops provide a safe and nurturing space for veterans to explore their creativity, connect with fellow veterans, and discover the healing power of art. From the calming focus of pottery to the expressive freedom of collage, each session offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery and growth.

In past workshops, veterans have delved into the world of pen & ink, capturing their stories and emotions through intricate lines and shades. Scratchboard workshops have unleashed their inner artists, creating stunning works of art through the act of revealing the hidden beneath the surface. And in wood carving sessions, veterans have found a sense of grounding and purpose, shaping raw materials into tangible expressions of their inner strength.

The North Port Art Center is deeply committed to supporting veterans and recognizes the transformative power of art. By providing these free workshops, the NPAC extends a hand of support and creates a platform for veterans to heal, connect, and express themselves through the language of art.

For more information about the Veterans Art Scholarship and available workshops, please contact the North Port Art Center.

Together, we can continue to empower veterans and celebrate the enduring legacy of "Art of War."

City of North Port Florida

City Hall Exhibition

A Story of Resilience and Hope in the Aftermath...

In August 2022, SGT Phillip S. Moore's powerful "Art of War" exhibit found a temporary home in the heart of North Port City Hall. This series of 18 paintings, capturing the experiences of war through the unique lens of color-blind vision, resonated deeply with the community.

Scheduled for a public reception on October 6th, fate intervened. Hurricane Ian, a historic storm, lashed Florida, leaving behind a path of destruction and delaying the celebration. But even as the city grappled with the aftermath, "Art of War" remained, a silent witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Without power for over a week, it took three weeks to retrieve the paintings safely. This unexpected journey added another layer of meaning to the exhibit, highlighting the strength and determination of veterans like SGT Moore.

With unwavering dedication, SGT Moore expanded his "Art of War" series, adding six new paintings to create a second calendar launched on Veteran's Day 2022. This new collection, unveiled at a heartfelt reception at the Wellen Park Welcome Center alongside other Veteran's Day activities, served as a beacon of hope and inspiration.

Beyond captivating audiences, "Art of War" achieved a remarkable feat. It raised thousands of dollars, fueling the now thriving Veterans Art Scholarship at the North Port Art Center. This scholarship empowers fellow veterans to use art as a tool for healing and expression, carrying forward the legacy of resilience and hope embodied in SGT Moore's work.

The "Art of War" story is a testament to the power of art to transcend limitations, connect communities, and inspire positive change. It reminds us that even in the face of adversity, there is always room for beauty, courage, and the unwavering spirit of the human heart.

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Military Heritage Museum

The Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda held a temporary exhibit of "Art of War" by SGT Philip S. Moore from March 8, 2022, to June 30, 2022. This powerful series of paintings explores the experiences of war through the unique lens of color-blind vision. 

A special reception was held on April 14, 2022, offering the community a chance to meet SGT Moore and learn more about his art and experiences.

"Art of War" has resonated deeply with audiences, raising thousands of dollars to support the Veterans Art Scholarship at the North Port Art Center. This scholarship empowers fellow veterans to use art as a tool for healing and expression.

Mahomet, Illinois

Mahomet Daily News

Raised in Mahomet, Sergeant Phillip Moore is one of these veterans struggling with PTSD after spending time in the armed forces. Moore joined the Army at age 21 and after serving eight years in the 1st Cavalry Division, he went through three combat deployments to Iraq from 2004-2010. 

Read the rest of this wonderful article by click the button....

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November 8th, 2021

Fox 13 News
Tampa Bay

This amazing story aired on Fox 13 News at 5pm on November 8th. Thank you Kristin and Larry. Watch it now by clicking the link below.

North Port Florida

The Daily Sun

Sgt. Phillip S. Moore was interviewed by Sue Erwin of the Daily Sun Newspaper. His story was published on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Thank you so much to Sue Erwin for your incredible article.

​Please read about the healing power of art at the link below. 

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