Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Grunt Grudge Match

The DS Art Studio is happy to announce the

2012 Grunt Grudge Match Challenge to Support Wounded Warriors

03’s vs. 11B’s.

Who will win in a toe-to-toe, no-holds-barred competition?
Which team can raise $50K by Veteran’s Day?


DS Art is proud to donate half of the funds raised from sales of Marine Uncommon Valor and Army Follow Me prints to the Marine Wounded Warrior Regiment, and the Army AW2, respectively.

Sales of these two Army and Marine prints from July 4th to Veteran's Day, 2012 will be counted to determine which service emerges victorious. The branch with the highest total (most print sales and/or outright WW donations to the contest) will be declared the winner, and will own irrefutable bragging rights for a minimum of one year.

All uniformed service members (including POGs, swabbies, zoomies, coasties and weekend warriors), veterans, families and civilians are all encouraged to support their preferred branch of ground-pounding Grunts.

The winning branch of military service will also receive an original, WWI 75mm Trench Art trophy, handcrafted by Master Metalsmith Robert Taylor. This official Grudge Match Trophy will be presented to the winners’ own National Museum (National Museum of the Marine Corps, or National Infantry Museum) for at least one year of safekeeping, publicly showcasing the highest levels of loyalty and support for their wounded comrades.

The Uncommon Valor drawing is composed of more than 370 pieces, arranged in the shape of the iconic flag raising at Iwo Jima, placed in order of events from the founding of the Marines at Tun Tavern in 1775 to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

Follow Me is a collection of 225 Infantry images, tracing the historic path of Army foot soldiers from the Revolution to the present, with emphasis on the Seven Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. 

Both artworks reflect a 237-year tradition of courage, honor and dedication to service.

Either drawing is available in 16x20” Signed Open Edition ($40) and 18x24” Signed and Numbered Limited Edition ($150) Prints.

Can either team raise $50K by Veterans Day? 
I’m betting on both.

The contest begins with the fireworks of Independence Day, and ends with Taps on November 11th. 

May the Best Branch win!

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