The 36th APA Art Exhibit took place in Atlanta in conjunction with APA's
2005 annual meeting in Atlanta in May. It was a superbly challenging effort to
set up a small exhibit in such a professional manner, thus allowing for a
smooth understanding—or lack thereof—of the artist's intended
Aydogan Ugur, M.D. (left), and William Alvarez, M.D., discuss who is
more knowledgeable about love, since both their poems had the same title:"
What Is Love?" Alvarez conceded.
The display was meticulously nurtured by exhibitors and volunteers and
attracted a considerable number of visitors. Some of the entries stood out as
classic pieces of museum quality, while others contrasted surreal elements
with the divine and the
K-Lynn Paul, M.D., peruses the collection of art exhibited at APA's 2005
annual meeting in Atlanta.
The APA Art Association offers an opportunity to exist in the daily world
of obligations and also to land in the midst of the mystic and exotic through
a painting, poem, sculpture, or photograph.
New officers were elected at the APA Art Association's business meeting.
William Alvarez, M.D., was elected president. Wilma Rosen, M.D., remains the
newsletter editor. Linda Logsdon, M.D., is treasurer, and Margot Fass, M.D.,
and I are the coordinators for next year's exhibit in Toronto.
All APA members and their spouses or significant others are invited to
exhibit their artwork at the Toronto meeting. In addition, staff of APA and
the Canadian Psychiatric Association will be invited to exhibit their art as
Membership in the APA Art Association is open to APA members and
their spouses or significant others. Further information on membership is
available by contacting me at P.O. Box 14449, Long Beach, Calif. 90853-4449 or