Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas The "Big Red One" Hospital

Call for artwork

Value of Life Art exhibit & Instagram Competition


Value of Life Video


Irwin Army Community Hospital and the American Red Cross invites the Fort Riley community to participate in the Value of Life Art Exhibition & Competition 2019. Artistic participants are challenged to visually express the answer to: what inspires YOU…to LIVE?


Artwork will be exhibited on IACH’s second floor balcony area Sept. 3 – 20. Images of all pieces will be displayed on IACH’s Instagram during the final five days for community voting. The winner of the competition will be on interviewed on video for posting.


To ensure we can accommodate space, participants must indicate intentions to submit artwork no later than July 30 to E-mail should include four items.


  • Full name and unit/organization association.
  • Indicate your eligibility status (Active Duty assigned to Fort Riley, Dependent of a service member assigned to Fort Riley, DoD civilian assigned to Fort Riley).
  • Description of artwork to include size dimensions. (Only static displays permitted.)
  • Explanation of how the artwork answers the theme question.


An opening reception is scheduled for Sept. 3, 4:30 p.m. Consider attending this one-hour reception so can talk about your artwork to attendees.


Two weeks before the start of the exhibition, participants must send an image of their proposed artwork for review by the Value of Life working group. Images will be screened for appropriateness, size, and priority of display. If the number of pieces exceed the space capacity of the second floor balcony, the working group will draft a plan to rotate the exhibition of the pieces.


Important Dates


  • July 30: Final date to indicate intentions to submit.
  • August 20: Submit image of (draft) artwork.
  • August 30: Enter completed artwork to IACH Public Affairs Office.
  • September 3: Opening reception.
  • September 15-19: Fort Riley votes (“likes”) on IACH Instagram the most inspirational piece…to LIVE.
  • September 20 : Announcement of the Value of Life 2019 winner.
  • September 30: Video interview of artist winner posted.


All artwork will be openly displayed without guarantee of safety. Although the exhibit is on the second floor of the hospital, IACH is open to any visitor who can enter Fort Riley. Some risk of vandalism, accident, or theft of artwork property is associated with this project.






Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas The "Big Red One" Hospital
Irwin Army Community Hospital