Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation 25th Annual Military Ball will Include One-of-a-Kind Art Exhibition

The event will be held Saturday, November 5th at 5 PM at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort and will feature an art auction, former Navy SEALs lead by Marc Brakebill of Beyond the Teams and live music by The Replicas.


 Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) is thrilled to host a one of a kind gallery exhibition featuring patriotic and military works of art for sale at the Silver Anniversary 25th Annual Military Ball on Saturday, November 5th from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The Military Ball honors local veterans and active duty service members. 

The exhibition will raise funds for PCVF and will include over 30 pieces of patriotic and military art. A few highlighted include:

“Raising Flag on Mt. Suribachi” (1B)

A rare Iwo Jima collage with AP photo by Joe Rosenthal and three original signatures of survivors. February 23, 1945. United States Marines.


North American Aviation NASA Space Shuttle Space Walk (1D)

Photograph of astronauts performing a space walk. Signed by one of the two astronauts, David Leetsma and presented to Ken and Connie Richardson during a visit to Johnson Space Center, 1990.


“Shot Down” (1F)

Drawing by W. J. Reynolds. January, 3,1944. Gregory “Pappy” Boyington shot down by Japanese Navy pilot, Masnjiro Kawato, 1943. Signed by both pilots. #122/600. Rare piece.


“In Gallant Company” (2B)

Print of 1948 by Robert Taylor. Signed by Marine Medal of Honor pilots Bob Gale, Ken Walsh, Foss, Sweet, Jeff Le Blanc, Smith. Collage with uniform pins, medal.


“A Time to Heal” (2A)

Print by Don Stivers. German and American medics working together in 1944 to provide aid to wounded soldiers. Collage includes medals, purple heart, German wounded warrior badge, and a medical aid armband.

The event will also present former Navy SEALs led by Marc Brakebill of Beyond the Teams. These extraordinary individuals, who arguably execute the most dangerous and secretive missions in the US Military, will share their inspiring story about the importance of family to the military mission and beyond. Beyond the Teams is a group of former SEALs and like-minded individuals whose focus is to heal and serve the community. The audience is sure to be inspired by their moving story: The Teams Behind the Missionhttps://beyondtheteams.org/

Guests will also be treated to the rhythmic sounds of The Replicas Music, a team of professionally trained musicians and singers who have toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music industry. The Replicas have had the pleasure of being the chosen entertainment for organizations such as NASA, Google, LinkedIn, GM, Ford, AppFolio, UBS Bank, and Milken Institute, to name a few. They recently performed at the famous Rainbow Room in New York City. The Replicas know how to start a party and keep it going all night while performing with passion to create a fun and happy environment. 

Dress uniform or black tie attire is optional. Tickets to the Military Ball are $250 per guest. This event sells out every year, space is limited to 300 guests. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit: https://www.pcvf.org/military-ball


About Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation is committed to honoring the men and women who have served in uniform at any time. PCVF does this by supporting veterans and active duty members, and related partner organizations, in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as well as preserving military history and legacy. The Foundation works to uphold Pierre Claeyssens’s vision that those who have served are “Never Forgotten.” PCVF is funded entirely by private donations. For more information, visit pcvf.org or call (805) 259-4394. 


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