iaedp™ Foundation Announces Top 5 Finalists for 2018 “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Art Competition

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The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) announces the 2018 top five finalists in the 8th annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” body image mannequin art competition. Selected from 15 submissions from the United States, the top five finalists will be showcased and the winner revealed at the annual iaedp™ Symposium, March 22 – 25 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida.

The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) announces the 2018 top five finalists in the 8th annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” body image mannequin art competition. Selected from 15 submissions from the United States, the top five finalists will be showcased and the winner revealed at the annual iaedp™ Symposium, March 22 – 25 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida.

Entries were created by individuals in recovery and within therapy groups with clients that include both adolescents and adults from partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and residential treatment centers supervised by therapists, counselors and art therapists. The mixed-medium works are judged on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition and design and the overall impression and presentation of the artwork.

“The diverse and creative responses to this year’s challenge are inspiring, and all of us at iaedp™ appreciate the artists’ efforts to push the boundaries of form, structure, and identity through their visual representations,” says iaedp™ Foundation's Imagine Me Coordinator, Blanche Williams.

2018 top five iaedp™ Imagine Me Beyond What You See Mannequins Art Entries are:

  • “Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts (Ophelia)” by Kaiser Permanente
  • “Tammy, the Artist Formerly Known as Mother Nature” by La Ventana Treatment Center
  • “Split Reflections” by Dominion Hospital/Reflections Unit    
  • “Brick by Brick” by Rogers Behavioral Health FOCUS Adult Residential Program     
  • “Fragments to Making a Stepping Stone” by Under The Umbrella LLC    

About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. The Presidents Council provides leadership to the organization and includes: Center for Change; Eating Recovery Center; Green Mountain at Fox Run; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; La Ventana Treatment Programs; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; Monte Nido & Affiliates; Pine Grove Women's Center; Remuda Ranch at the Meadows; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; and Veritas Collaborative.    

The iaedp™ Foundation proudly announces the supporting sponsors for the 2018 iaedp™ Symposium:
Silver and Event Sponsor: Avalon Hills
Bronze Sponsor: Breathe Life Healing Centers
Bronze Sponsor: Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Centers
Bronze Sponsor: Fairwinds Treatment Center
Bronze Sponsor: Pine Grove’s Women’s Center

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