Mark your calendar: APA's Art Association will again be mounting its art
exhibit at the annual meeting in May, providing a venue for some of its most
Even if you don't have artistic proclivities, block out a time to drop by
and check out the popular attraction now in its 41st year. The exhibit runs
from Sunday, May 17, to Wednesday, May 20.
"San Francisco is a wonderful art city," said Kenneth Koury,
M.D., president of the Art Association, so the APA exhibit should blend in
well with the host city.
"I'd encourage APA attendees to visit the de Young Museum and
experience California in the Andy Goldsworthy display," but not before
they first drop by at the APA art show, and check out the work of their
colleagues, he said.
The artistic talent of many APA members and significant others is quite
impressive. Although paintings in an array of media dominate, other media
usually include sketches, ink prints, ceramics, glass, fiber, computer art,
crafts, graphics, jewelry, black-and-white and color photography, and
sculpture and artistically mounted poetry.
"It's fun for the artists because they have the opportunity to show
their work and get feedback," said Koury, who practices psychiatry in
Escondido, Calif. "Some people are quite accomplished and have their own
following; there are other people who do it for their own personal
As in years past, all meeting attendees will be able to weigh in and vote
on their favorite pieces in each category to recognize some of the most
Christel Lembke, M.D., of Evanston, Ill., is the exhibit coordinator.
Already signed up to show his work is color photographer Robert Trivus, M.D.,
of Pittsburgh, a forensic and geriatric psychiatrist and the incoming
president of the APA Art Association. Black-and-white photography by Ira Glick
M.D., director of psychiatry and chief of the Schizophrenia Clinic at Stanford
Medical Center, will again be on view this year, as will be portraits painted
by Wilma Rosen, M.D., of Providence, R.I.
As for Koury, "I'll bring my oil seascapes and landscapes from
Koury has been painting for about 10 years, about a third as long as he's
been practicing psychiatry. He describes his artistic medium as literally"
"Especially over the last 10 years, I have found outdoor painting to
be a passionate complement to the joys and challenges of my psychiatric
practice," he said. "It gives a lot of vitality to your work to
see all the nuances and light.... It's great fun because you are out in
nature." The challenges, he added, are having to adjust your technique
to allow for paint that dries faster outdoors and having to cope with bugs and
unpredictable shifts in weather.
Final exhibit entry information from participants must be received by May
8. Works described on entry forms received after that can still be exhibited,
but late entries may not be listed on the exhibit ballot for judging.
The registration form for APA's Art Association's art exhibit is
Forms should be sent to Kenneth Khoury, M.D., President, APA Art Association,
by mail at 125 South Grape St., Escondido, Calif. 92025-4406, or fax at (760)
743-1040. More information is available by phone at (760) 743-1205 or e-mail