AATA News

Last Chance to Register Online for Arts Advocacy Day 2019! Did We Mention Rita Moreno Will Be Hosting?

Last Chance to Register Online for Arts Advocacy Day 2019! Did We Mention Rita Moreno Will Be Hosting?

February 14, 2019

Online Registration for Arts Advocacy Day closes this Sunday February 17.  This year’s Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is not to be missed.  The Legendary Rita Moreno will host with a special introduction by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and a performance by Brian Stokes Mitchell! So don’t Miss the National Arts Action Summit, March 4-5, 2019!

AATA’s first-ever “Ask Me Anything” featuring Dr. Cheryl Doby-Copeland

AATA’s first-ever “Ask Me Anything” featuring Dr. Cheryl Doby-Copeland

February 14, 2019

We are honored and delighted to have Dr. Cheryl Doby-Copeland join us for our first-ever AATA Ask-Me-Anything (AMA)!  With over 43 years of experience as a clinical art therapist, Dr. Doby-Copeland has exemplified leadership in the field, mentorship for students and new professionals, and commitment to providing art therapy services for underserved or marginalized clients.

2019 Call for Applications and Nominations

2019 Call for Applications and Nominations

February 14, 2019 

The American Art Therapy Association is now accepting applications and nominations in several areas.  Read details below and find more information on MyAATA.  Questions may be directed to info@arttherapy.org. 

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2019 Conference

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2019 Conference

February 7, 2019 |  Susan Boxer Kappel and Jennifer Schwartz Mrazek

The AATA Education and Conference Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Undergraduate Student Poster sessions for the 2019 Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, in Kansas City, Missouri. 

AATA Sends Letter to Second Lady Reaffirming Inclusivity

AATA Sends Letter to Second Lady Reaffirming Inclusivity

February 6, 2019

We have heard and share concerns expressed by some of our members regarding the discriminatory admissions and hiring policies at the Immanuel Christian School, where Karen Pence has recently returned to work as an art teacher.

In Memoriam: Cay Drachnik

In Memoriam: Cay Drachnik

January 31, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Cay Drachnik, HLM, ATR, MFCC, on December 3, 2018.  A pioneer in the field, Drachnik served as AATA President from 1987-1989 and was widely recognized for her influential work on the Government Affairs Committee in her home state of California.

Last Call to Submit 50th Anniversary Conference Proposals

Last Call to Submit 50th Anniversary Conference Proposals

January 31, 2019  | By Susan Boxer Kappel

It’s the final countdown – don’t miss this historic opportunity to share your work, best practice, research and other innovative art therapy clinical approaches with your colleagues at this year’s Annual Conference.  The proposal submissions are due tomorrow, Friday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Introducing AATA’s New Webpage Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!

Introducing AATA’s New Webpage Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!

January 31, 2019

This week, the AATA 50th Anniversary Committee and the National Staff launched the AATA’s 50th Anniversary webpage: https://arttherapy.org/aata50th/.  It’s your portal into our year-round celebration of 50 Years of Healing through Art.  Throughout the year, we will be updating this page with stories, photos, and milestones shared by our members, mental health allies, and the communities we serve.