Portraits of the Fallen Memorial

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial Honoring our Fallen Heroes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
We are a project of the Pasadena Arts Council 501(C)(3) EMERGE program. Our intention is to raise funds to erect a permanent memorial of our fallen American service men and women. We are asking for your support to meet this mission by visiting the link provided.
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This is a public art project that desires to honor and remember our fallen by developing a comprehensive educational component to supplement the designed permanent memorial. We are also developing a traveling exhibition as well as a digital memorial. This will be the first war memorial that depicts the faces, of these fine Americans , who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

Mission: To honor and commemorate our Fallen Heroes, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, by establishing a memorial that identifies each service member with an artist rendering of their image.

The reflection chair...
05/25/2019

The reflection chair...

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial at the Valencia Westfield Mall.
05/25/2019

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial at the Valencia Westfield Mall.

05/25/2019
Portraits of the Fallen Memorial

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial

Folks always ask me why the artists painted a portrait of a Fallen California Hero from the wars we are still fighting since the 9-11 attack on our country...Ive been working on a short piece to bring you some answers - from participaiting artists. While this is just a beginning, our goal, with your support, is that this short doc will lead to a long form presentation - with the voices of all of the artists....a huge goal indeed.
This project aims to connect those who have served, those who have lost a loved one, and all Amercian people to put a face on those who volunteered to serve and lost their lives in their service.
"We will always remember - We will never forget"

05/24/2019

Folks always ask me why the artists painted a portrait of a Fallen California Hero from the wars we are still fighting since the 9-11 attack on our country...Ive been working on a short piece to bring you some answers - from participaiting artists. While this is just a beginning, our goal, with your support, is that this short doc will lead to a long form presentation - with the voices of all of the artists....a huge goal indeed.
This project aims to connect those who have served, those who have lost a loved one, and all Amercian people to put a face on those who volunteered to serve and lost their lives in their service.
"We will always remember - We will never forget"

02/19/2019

Hello to our POTFM supporters.
I've recovered enough (from a health issue) to continue working on the Portraits short documentary and to plan for a new exhibition at the end of this year.
If you are interested in painting one of our California Fallen Heroes please send me a personal message to [email protected]
If you are a family member or friend of a Fallen California Hero, please contact me for information regarding the inclusion of your loved one in the project.
"We will never forget - We will always remember"

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial
02/19/2019

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo
02/19/2019

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo

Charity Oetgen, a US Army Veteran painted the portrait of SSGT William Harrell. She painted additional picture for Willi...
12/02/2018

Charity Oetgen, a US Army Veteran painted the portrait of SSGT William Harrell. She painted additional picture for Williams Uncle who raised him.

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo
12/02/2018

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo

12/02/2018

During this Holiday Season please take time to either send one of our brave men and women serving in our military as they are away from their homes and families or donate to one to of many organizations who make care packages for our service members.

Gold Star parents attend the special reception  honoring our CA Fallen Heroes.
05/28/2018

Gold Star parents attend the special reception honoring our CA Fallen Heroes.

Gold Star parents of CA Fallen Hero Marcus Tynes RIP with the POTFM artist  Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, the POTFM artist who...
05/28/2018

Gold Star parents of CA Fallen Hero Marcus Tynes RIP with the POTFM artist Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, the POTFM artist who painted his portrait.

Gold Star mom, Karen Curreri, stands in from of the portrait of her son Joseph F Curreri RIP. Next to Joe is Matthew Fer...
05/28/2018

Gold Star mom, Karen Curreri, stands in from of the portrait of her son Joseph F Curreri RIP. Next to Joe is Matthew Ferrara RIP. Both paintings were done by Ruth Weisberg. This was the first display of the first 100 portraits at the Gallery @ USC Hillel.

Gold Star parentsDante Acosta and Carolyn Acosta of Ca Fallen Hero Rudy Acosta RIP reflect on the painting hanging at at...
05/28/2018

Gold Star parentsDante Acosta and Carolyn Acosta of Ca Fallen Hero Rudy Acosta RIP reflect on the painting hanging at attention in the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library.

Gold Star brother of Ca Fallen Hero Tyler N. Holtz RIP. Painting by Dennis Carrie.
05/27/2018

Gold Star brother of Ca Fallen Hero Tyler N. Holtz RIP. Painting by Dennis Carrie.

Gold Star parents of Ca Fallen Hero Raymond C. Alcaraz RIP, with POTFM artist Eric Almanza.
05/25/2018

Gold Star parents of Ca Fallen Hero
Raymond C. Alcaraz RIP, with POTFM artist Eric Almanza.

The family of Ca Fallen Hero Christopher Singer. Painting by T.Berg Kvitky.
05/25/2018

The family of Ca Fallen Hero Christopher Singer. Painting by T.Berg Kvitky.

POTFM artist Charity Oetgen meets the Uncle of her heroes portrait at the Nixon Presidential Library. She presented him ...
05/25/2018

POTFM artist Charity Oetgen meets the Uncle of her heroes portrait at the Nixon Presidential Library. She presented him with a special painting of William M. Harrell RIP.

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo
05/15/2018

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo

Gold Star Mom and Family of CA Fallen Hero: Ian T.D. Gelig RIP. Portrait painted by Nurit Avesar
05/14/2018

Gold Star Mom and Family of CA Fallen Hero:
Ian T.D. Gelig RIP.
Portrait painted by Nurit Avesar

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo
05/14/2018

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo
03/23/2018

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial's cover photo

03/23/2018

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
I have began working on the Portraits of the Fallen Memorial Documentary -- this is a big endeavor, and I will need help.

There is a small budget for a camera operator, who has doc experience...even a MFA film student could work out. It would be ideal to develop a collaboration with a person(s) to see this project through.

Thanks to the VA, I have a nice camera package to work with.

Our country yearns to know the stories of those who serve and sacrificed, and the artist volunteer's who contributed. to this wonderful memorial project.

"We will always remember - We will never forget"

Here is my direct contact email for any referrals: [email protected]

WWll Army veteran James C. Stern is a participating artist for the Portraits of the Fallen Memorial. Currently we are wo...
11/26/2017
James Stern: Portraits of the Fallen Memorial

WWll Army veteran James C. Stern is a participating artist for the Portraits of the Fallen Memorial. Currently we are working on the documentary about the artists who contributed to the ongoing memorial project.

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial participating artist Jame C Stern does a live sketch of Fallen CA Hero Steven Hutchison. James is a WWll veteran who was in the…

POTFM Founder Sherry Moore, with participating artist James C Stern, WWll Veteran, The Battle of Normandy. James was int...
11/26/2017

POTFM Founder Sherry Moore, with participating artist James C Stern, WWll Veteran, The Battle of Normandy. James was interviewed for the Portraits of the Fallen Memorial: The Artists Speak,a documentary about the artists who answered the call to paint one of our fallen heroes.
James painted Steven Hutchison.

We are currently in need of your help to find a video editor to ensure this important project gets completed. We have limited funding. The first segment of four short interviews needs to be cut to 3 mins.

Giving Tuesday is upcoming please consider the Portraits for your donation of services or a assistance with the editing costs.

"We will never forget - We will always remember"

Take a look at this uncut clip:

https://vimeo.com/244558568

07/04/2017

Today we remember that our legacy as Americans is we stand up to tyranny whenever it comes to our shores; Both within and without our borders.
We salute those who have fought for our freedoms and forever are grateful and humbled for those who died for our freedoms.

"We will never forget - We will always remember"

05/28/2017

On this Memorial Day Please visit our POTFM and offer your thoughts, donations, or volunteer so we can ensure ALL of our California Fallen Heroes will be painted and included in this powerful tribute.
"We will always remember - We will never forget"
http://www.portraitsofthefallenmemorial.org/the-remembrance

Kent Twitchell with his fallen hero Justin W. Pollard.
05/28/2017

Kent Twitchell with his fallen hero Justin W. Pollard.

Gayle Garner Roski   with her hero portrait of James J. P. Blecksmith
05/26/2017

Gayle Garner Roski with her hero portrait of James J. P. Blecksmith

Melissa Meier Macdonald with her hero Rogelio A. Ramirez, RIP
05/25/2017

Melissa Meier Macdonald with her hero
Rogelio A. Ramirez, RIP

Eve Brandstein with her hero portrait of Darrell R.Griffin Jr., RIP.
05/25/2017

Eve Brandstein with her hero portrait of Darrell R.Griffin Jr., RIP.

Deborah Swan McDonald with  Fallen Hero Jonathan Tessar, RIP.
05/24/2017

Deborah Swan McDonald with Fallen Hero Jonathan Tessar, RIP.

Elizabeth Bloom with her fallen Hero, Raymond N Spencer Jr.
05/23/2017

Elizabeth Bloom with her fallen Hero,
Raymond N Spencer Jr.

Alyse Livingston with her hero portrait Eric E. Williams.
05/19/2017

Alyse Livingston with her hero portrait Eric E. Williams.

Julienne Hsu with her portrait of fallen CA Hero Samuel S. Lee
05/18/2017

Julienne Hsu with her portrait of fallen CA Hero Samuel S. Lee

POTFM artist Fran Engel with her CA Fallen Hero Matthew K.S. Swanson.
05/14/2017

POTFM artist Fran Engel with her CA Fallen Hero Matthew K.S. Swanson.

POTFM artist Kathie Reis with her fallen CA Hero Joseph Anzack Jr.
05/12/2017

POTFM artist Kathie Reis with her fallen CA Hero Joseph Anzack Jr.

POTFM artist Susie Shapiro Gesundheit with her portrait of CA Fallen Hero John D. House.
05/10/2017

POTFM artist Susie Shapiro Gesundheit with her portrait of CA Fallen Hero John D. House.

POTFM artist Ja'Rie Gray with he hero portrait of Anthony J. Davis Jr.
05/08/2017

POTFM artist Ja'Rie Gray with he hero portrait of Anthony J. Davis Jr.

POTFM artist Eric Almanza reflects on his portrait of CA hero Raymond C. Alcaraz.
05/04/2017

POTFM artist Eric Almanza reflects on his portrait of CA hero Raymond C. Alcaraz.

05/03/2017

This month of May culminates with Memorial Day, the day we commemorate and remember those who have served our country…they left for lands near and far, but did not return.
We must never forget the courage and patriotism these men and women have demonstrated.
This is a time for each American to reflect on what it means to serve our country - and our collective responsibility to ensure these brave women and men will be forever remembered.

POTFM artist Linsley Lambert with her portrait of FallenHero Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr. Let us never forget.
05/03/2017

POTFM artist Linsley Lambert with her portrait of FallenHero Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr. Let us never forget.

01/13/2017

Hello POTFM supporters.

As some of you know I was very ill this past year and unable to work on our mission to paint our California Fallen.

However, with the prayers and good thoughts of so many I'm ready to fall in and being recruit new artists into our memorial project.

If you are a artist who has already participated, your help could really advance our forward mission...by referring them to us. (Artist who are accomplished in the skill of portraiture are highly sought after, but we will consider all who have a keen artistic ability).

Artist should be from California, or have a connection to our state.

Artist are asked to submit at least two (low-res) examples of their portrait work, in wet media, to [email protected].

Please feel free to message us here or send me a direct email.

"We will always remember - We will never forget"

Address

495 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
91101

General information

Each of the fallen are carefully matched with a skilled artist, who does the portrait,in their medium on a tile sized 5in x 5in canvas. They will be transfered to tile for the architect designed permanent memorial. The digital monument will be interactive and will be display over numerous platforms.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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