Imagine Me Beyond What You See Art Competition was created in 2010 to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images held in conjunction with the iaedp™ Annual Symposium. It was a multimedia art contest open to artists, treatment centers and private practices with art therapists. Over the years there have been some amazing artwork created. The art competition ended in 2020.

Media forms included visual, three-dimensional, mixed media art and later poetry/spoken word, music and dance/performance art. Judging was based on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition/design/choreography/performance and the overall impression and presentation.

A Traveling Exhibit and Short Film was also created as part of its awareness campaign to encourage professionals to incorporate the expressive use of art and conversation as a breakthrough tool. This effort continues…