Samantha Smith Challenge Update

Samantha Smith Challenge Awtt Portrait

The 2024 Samantha Smith Challenge (SSC) once again is inspiring students to engage with issues of truth, justice, and freedom and work for the common good.

Youth Art Month Celebration Honors AWTT

Artist Robert Shetterly receives Art Advocate of the Year Award

Artist Robert Shetterly and AWTT Director of Education Connie Carter were honored on Saturday, March 9, 2024 during Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art. The Maine Art Education Association named Americans Who Tell the Truth as the 2024 Art Advocate of the Year.  “Your creative and dedicated efforts using art education as […]

MY HERO Student Art Contest

Portrait Contest For Students 2024 3

Americans Who Tell the Truth is pleased to be partnering again this year with the MY HERO Project to offer a student art contest.

View Truth Tellers Documentary on PBS

Truth Tellers Poster

The compelling documentary Truth Tellers will be aired around the country this winter on local PBS affiliate stations and on PBS’s WORLD Channel. 

Chester Children’s Chorus Reprise

John Alston portrait unveling

Artist Robert Shetterly and the AWTT staff can’t stop talking about their visit to Swarthmore last weekend for the Chester Children’s Chorus concert and Shetterly’s unveiling of Music Director John Alston‘s portrait. The event was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. After the unveiling Alston picked up the portrait, which had been placed on […]

AWTT to be Honored by Maine Art Education Association

Rob In Orono Small

We are pleased to announce that Americans Who Tell the Truth has been named the 2024 Maine Art Education Association’s Art Advocate of the Year.  MAEA announced the 2024 award in a letter this week from the Association’s president, Cory Bucknam, to artist Robert Shetterly and AWTT education director Connie Carter: “Your creative and dedicated […]

Orono Rocks Community-wide Event

Sojourner Truth Awtt Portrait

Through a collaborative effort, the Orono Public Library, the Town of Orono, and RSU 26 ( the Orono schools) brought an exhibition and presentation of the Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits to the Orono, Maine community, October 6-November 10, 2023.  Thirteen portraits and the accompanying biographies were displayed in retail businesses, banks, offices and […]

AWTT Urges Dialogue on Difficult Issues

Dennis Kucinich Awtt Portrait

Americans Who Tell the Truth – and founding artist Robert Shetterly – recognize that the truth isn’t always obvious or easily discovered. We must search hard for answers. Turning away, or closing our eyes, to the harsh realities is not a solution. This past month, Shetterly dug into the written word to explore his truths. […]

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