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.