Every two years, the Air Force runs a competition to find artists to hold the title “air and space painters.” Competition entry closes on April 1, 2019.
Painters, sculptors, illustrators, engravers, photographers… Every two years, the Air Force runs a competition to appoint its new cultural ambassadors of which there are currently around twenty. Organized by the Air Force Heritage Committee, this competition leads to certification (or renewal of certification) or a permanent title (when certification is renewed three times). Certified artists are accorded the rank of captain and those with a permanent title are accorded the rank of commander.
To enter the competition, the artists (those selected by the panel of judges will become a member of the association of official air and space painters) must submit no more than two works from the following list: painting, watercolor and gouache, sculpture, work on paper and photography. Their works using these mediums must be of a “solely aeronautical or space theme and may or may not be specifically related to the Air Force.” Whatever anyone says, art knows no bounds!
Competition. Applicants must send their entries before April 1, 2019, as shown by a carrier’s stamp, to the following address: CERPA 20.335 / Délégation au patrimoine, BA 107, route de Gisy, 78129 Villacoublay Air.