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

Visualange

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 bloggingawards.org 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
http://www.lizbeck.net/

The Healing Arts
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-healing-arts

Art Therapy Reflections
http://arttherapyreflections.blogspot.com/

Mullumbimby Art Therapy
http://www.mullumbimbyarttherapy.com/blog-posts/

Health Care Fine Art
http://www.healthcarefineart.com/

Self-Guided Art Therapy
http://meetmeinthedayroom.wordpress.com/

Creative Juices Arts
http://creativejuicesarts.com/blog/

Living Our Dreams
http://www.sherigaynor.com/

Creative Every Day
http://creativeeveryday.com/

Dirty Footprints Studio
http://www.dirtyfootprints-studio.com/

Empassioned Living Now
http://empassionedlivingnow.blogspot.com/

Fire Tree Studios
http://firetreestudios.com/?page_id=2

Living the Artist's Way
http://livingtheartistsway.blogspot.com/

A Tiny Rocket
http://atinyrocket.blogspot.com/

Higher Art
http://higherartnj.com/blog/

Art Therapy Scholars Blog
http://arttherapystudents.wordpress.com/

Converse Art Therapy Travelers
http://conversearttherapytravelers.blogspot.com/

Malissa Morrell
http://www.malissamorrell.com/blog

Adventures in Art Therapy
http://arttherapist.blogspot.com/

The Butter Compartment
http://www.thebuttercompartment.com/?tag=art-therapy

Jen Berlingo
http://www.jenberlingo.com/

The Unfolding Moment
http://unfoldingmoment.blogspot.com/

When We Were Made
http://whenweweremade.wordpress.com/

NeuroScience in Art Therapy
http://neuroarttherapy.blogspot.com/

Art Therapy
http://mymonsterhasaname.com/tag/art-therapy/

Crackers & Juiceboxes
http://crackersandjuice.squarespace.com/

Mind Parts
http://www.mindparts.org/

artconstellation
http://artconstellation.blogspot.com/

turning turning
http://turningturning.com/

Soul Humming
http://soulhumming.typepad.com/soul_humming/art-therapy/

Expressive Art
http://www.intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/expressiveart/

Sue Doodles
http://suedoodles.wordpress.com/

Hannah Alpert: Inspired
http://mantrart.typepad.com/

Art Therapy
http://arttherapyblog.wordpress.com/

Truthful Art in the Making
http://www.jessicaeves.blogspot.com/

Big Fat Art Cloth
http://www.bigfatartcloth.blogspot.com/

KaleidoSoul
http://www.kaleidosoul.com/blog.html

Same Sky Different Light
http://sameskydifferentlight.blogspot.com/

Welcome to Artfem
http://www.artfem.net/

Art-full Possibilities
http://artfullpossibilities.blogspot.com/

Healing Art Works
http://arttherapycards.blogspot.com/

The Art for Healing Blog
http://art4healing.wordpress.com/

Art of Healing Blog
http://www.artofhealingblog.com/

Jen's Art Therapy Blog
http://jenspears.com/

Mystic Healing Art
http://mysticart.blogspot.com/

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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 Proxibid.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Proxibid.com.

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 phil@prwauctions.com. To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and its calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the Sept. 24-26 weekend event, click on www.prwauctions.com.


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