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Annual Meeting Highlights
Show Colleagues Your Creative Side
Psychiatric News
Volume 47 Number 4 page 50b-50b

Freud had a son, Ernst, who was an architect, and a grandson, Lucian, who was a well-known painter, and his great-granddaughter, Jane McAdam Freud, is an acclaimed sculptor working in London. Thus artistic creativity may have coursed through Freud’s blood, even though his main interests were cerebral.

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This painting won “Best in Show” at the APA Art Association exhibit last year. It is titled “Travels Through Humanity: A Moroccan Man” and was painted by Karen Redding. 

The APA Art Association

And the same may hold for many psychiatrists: even though their major interests are intellectual, they may still harbor strong creative urges.

Are you one of these psychiatrists? Do you write poetry, paint, or engage in some other form of creative activity? If so, you might want to display some of your work at the APA Art Association’s next exhibit, which is being held in conjunction with APA’s forthcoming annual meeting in Philadelphia.

The work can be in the following categories: black and white or color photography, ceramics, computer art, crafts, fiber, graphics, jewelry, painting (mixed, oil, or water-based), and sculpture. Up to six entries are permitted.

Entries should be brought to the APA Art Association Exhibit on Saturday, May 5, between noon and 3:30 p.m. The exhibit will be located in the Arch Street Concourse, Level 1, Pennsylvania Convention Center. Each artist will be responsible for transporting, displaying, and picking up his or her work. Hanging hooks will be provided, as well as tables for art projects. The hanging of pieces will be coordinated by the exhibit coordinator.

The exhibit will be open to all APA meeting registrants on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to vote for their favorite works. However, judging will end on Monday, May 7, at 5 p.m. Winners in each art category will receive ribbons.

The APA Art Association is a group of some 70 people. They include APA members, international psychiatrists, spouses or partners, and staff members of APA and of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. The association was founded by a Florida psychiatrist, the late Norman Schulack, M.D., in 1969. “He did gorgeous goldsmith work,” Paul Wick, M.D., president of the association, told Psychiatric News.

To exhibit, you need to become an association member. Association membership dues are $30, which includes the cost of exhibiting up to two pieces of art; additional pieces are $5 each.

The number of people exhibiting each year has been between 15 and 50, Wick reported. The number of visitors to the exhibit each year runs into the thousands, he added. “Hopefully those who drop by can clear their minds a bit before the next APA annual meeting scientific session and enjoy our art,” he said.

Submission information and an entry form are posted on APA’s Web site at http://www.psych.org/MainMenu/EducationCareerDevelopment/Meetings/2012-Annual-Meeting/APA-Art-Association-Tentative-Schedule.aspx?FT=pdf. Questions about the exhibit can be directed to Wick at (903) 561-1840 or phwmd1@yahoo.com. inline-graphic-1.gif

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This painting won “Best in Show” at the APA Art Association exhibit last year. It is titled “Travels Through Humanity: A Moroccan Man” and was painted by Karen Redding. 

The APA Art Association

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