Current Gallery Biography

B.  Granados Photo

Peggy Fontenot
President
America's Veterans
Email:
pfontenot@americasveterans.org

In 1999, Peggy co-founded Citizens For Veteran's Rights (www.cfvr.org) in an effort to help stop the privatization of veteran land, a nationwide issue that is now known as "The Land Grab".

In 2001, she co-founded America's Veterans, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which will bring into existence The Living Wallę, a multi-media traveling exhibit honoring all living veterans, while bring awareness to who are veterans are and in what conditions they exist today.

Partnering with the Library of Congress' Veteran History Project (www.loc.gov/vets), Peggy teaches adults and students alike, the importance of interviewing and archiving veteran interviews.

An award winning photographer, Peggy has created, and participated in, many photography exhibits in an effort to bring attention to veteran issues. Secrets Behind The Wall: An American Indian Viet Nam Veteran's Private Battlefield At Home consists of over one hundred black and white images depicting the life of one Viet Nam veteran, while encompassing many veterans' lives. Debriefing, is an exhibit of photographs from several photographers, which include images of those who served in the military from WWII to present, images taken while in-country, images of Saigon 1969/70, and images of Viet Nam today.

In November of 2008, America's Veterans will present Warriors: Protectors of the Earth, an exhibit that will feature a collection of artwork by Native American veterans. The exhibit will open at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago and run through May 2009.

The First Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico is one of several organizations that have collected Peggy's work for their permanent collections.

Current and prior professional affiliations and Community Service involvement include the:

  • National Alliance For The Mentally Ill - NAMI Vets

  • Veterans Project (Bresler Foundation)

  • Traumaresources.org

  • Women In Management

  • Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

  • Satwiwa Native American Cultural Center

  • Haramokngna Native American Cultural Center

  • San Joaquin River Intertribal Heritage Educational Corporation

  • Pow Wow Vendor Organization of the Southern Counties

  • Board of Directors Boys and Girls Club

  • The Parent Teachers Association

  • Advisory Board - Chapter-1 At Risk Children

A permanent exhibition of Peggy's Work is posted at the...