Peggy Fontenot
Board Member

Peggy has been exhibiting her award winning Fine Art photography in Museums and Galleries across the United States for the past nineteen years. Her images are included in many permanent collections, including The First Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

An activist in social issues, and influenced by her American Indian heritage, Peggy produced a Photographic Expose - Secrets Behind The Wall: An American Indian Viet Nam Veteran's Private Battlefield At Home. The exhibit consists of over one hundred black and white images depicting the life of one Viet Nam veteran, while encompassing many veterans' lives.

This project, among others, led her to her current involvement in photographing and interviewing veterans from across the United States. America's Veterans, the non-profit corporation she is the co-founder of, will bring this multi-media traveling photographic exhibit, The Living Wall©, into existence. The Living Wall© will honor all living veterans, while bringing awareness to who our veterans are and in what conditions they exist today -

In 1999, Peggy also co-founded Citizens For Veteran's Rights, in an effort to help stop the privatization of veteran land; a nationwide issue that later became known as "The Land Grab". During her involvement with Citizens For Veteran's Rights she served as their Media Coordinator.

Since 1981, Peggy has been exhibiting an on going project of Sepia toned Gelatin Silver images, Tipis of the Plains Tribes, depicting American Indian home life, both past and present. The traveling exhibit also includes portraits of contemporary American Indians.

She is known nationally for her beadwork and silverwork. Peggy shares her expertise by teaching beaded loom work and beaded jewelry at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

She is currently a Board Member of the San Joaquin River Intertribal Heritage Educational Corporation where she teaches photography, silver work and beadwork.

Her prior community service involvement includes sitting on the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club and The Parent Teachers Association, and in an advisory position for Chapter 1 - At Risk Children.

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