Saturday, August 28, 2010

Artist Trading Cards!

I've had the pleasure of participating in the 2nd swap of ATC's with the Art Therapy Alliance group. About 75 of us art therapists are participating this time around, creating 4 cards with the theme of "Collage Unleashed." I can't wait to get my 4 back in the mail in a couple of weeks!

Here are my 4 that I sent in:

About my cards:

1. This card is about the journey we are all on. A car traveling down a road, into the unknown journey ahead. Seize the day, sometimes it's "now or never," for the opportunity of a lifetime.

2. This card is about the healing power of art, which is why I included "painting for a cure." Art helps us "get the picture" in more ways than one!

3. The sunflower card is about growing, and in most cases, we like our growth to be secure. The flower is reaching towards the sun, soaking in the nourishment for the desired growth.

4. This card was all about the passion of art. It is a part of our soul, from which our passions come.

Follow all the submissions here

Here are the ATC's that I received back in the trade--Thanks!

Here are some of the participant's blogs for this ATC Swap:

Momo Photography

Kelley - Art Journaling

Gretchen Miller

Carly Sullens

Karen Wennberg

Carolina Medina-Dupaix

Silky Hart


Melanie Glassey - (Our Coordinator!)

Here are some good resources for ATC's:

ATC's for All

How to make an ATC

Art in Your Pocket: ATC's

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Top 45 Art Therapy Blogs

I was informed by Sarah of that this blog was selected among others nominated for the top 45 blogs for art therapy for 2010. I am honored by the nomination and selection, and wanted to share the blogs of other fellow colleagues that made the list....what a great resource!

Elizabeth Beck

The Healing Arts

Art Therapy Reflections

Mullumbimby Art Therapy

Health Care Fine Art

Self-Guided Art Therapy

Creative Juices Arts

Living Our Dreams

Creative Every Day

Dirty Footprints Studio

Empassioned Living Now

Fire Tree Studios

Living the Artist's Way

A Tiny Rocket

Higher Art

Art Therapy Scholars Blog

Converse Art Therapy Travelers

Malissa Morrell

Adventures in Art Therapy

The Butter Compartment

Jen Berlingo

The Unfolding Moment

When We Were Made

NeuroScience in Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Crackers & Juiceboxes

Mind Parts


turning turning

Soul Humming

Expressive Art

Sue Doodles

Hannah Alpert: Inspired

Art Therapy

Truthful Art in the Making

Big Fat Art Cloth


Same Sky Different Light

Welcome to Artfem

Art-full Possibilities

Healing Art Works

The Art for Healing Blog

Art of Healing Blog

Jen's Art Therapy Blog

Mystic Healing Art


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Edith Kramer's Paintings to be Auctioned

Huge multi-estate sale featuring around 1,800 lots will be sold Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions

A massive three-day sale comprising around 1,800 top-quality, fresh-to-the-market lots from prominent local estates and collections will be offered the weekend of Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions on Oceanside, N.Y., and online at

PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 04, 2010 – (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A massive three-day sale comprising around 1,800 top-quality, fresh-to-the-market lots from prominent local estates and collections will be offered the weekend of Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The event will be held in the firm’s showroom, located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside (Long Island). Online bidding will be facilitated by

Also to be sold, as individual lots, will be about 20 original works of art by Edith Kramer (Am./Austrian, b. 1916), the founder of the Art Therapy Movement and renowned for her vivid still lifes and figural renderings. The group is significant, as it is the first time any paintings by Ms. Kramer have ever been offered in the United States. Featured will be an incredible collage of the Union Square Train Station, wonderful portraits and self-portraits, and more. Each piece is expected to bring between $1,000 and $20,000 each.

Sunday, Sept. 26, also with a 10 a.m. EDT start time, will feature one of the best art and estate sales Philip Weiss Auctions has ever had the privilege to offer. In addition to the pieces by Edith Kramer and the Fratelli statue, another star lot is certain to be an original oil on canvas painting by the renowned British portrait artist John Opie (1761-1807), titled Boy With Monkey.

Previews will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m.; on Thursday, Sept. 23, from noon to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Sept. 24, all day from noon until the end of the first session, for people who want to preview Saturday’s and Sunday’s lots; and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, from 8:30 a.m. until the start of sale (10 a.m. both days). Phone and absentee bids will be accepted for this auction. A 13 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.

Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and its calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the Sept. 24-26 weekend event, click on

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