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Prospectus Mirrors of the Mind 5

The Community Outreach Committee of the

Los Angeles County Psychological Association


Mirrors of the Mind 5:

 The Psychotherapist as Artist


Prospectus: Artist Guidelines and Rules for Submission

This is a juried exhibition with non-refundable artist submission fees. All artwork accepted to the gallery is eligible for inclusion in a Silent Auction (at the discretion of artists). Details about the Silent Auction will be provided with acceptance letters. To reserve a spot in the poetry reading or inquire about a theater piece, please see instructions below.


ART EXHIBITION DATES: November 2 – 13, 2016



                                          POETRY READING


LOCATION: Art Share LA, 801 E 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013


ELIGIBILITY: Open to all LACPA members as well all non-member psychologists, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, clinical and research psychology professors/instructors, and psychotherapy graduate students, both nationally and internationally.



All varieties of multimedia visual art are welcomed: painting, drawing, photography, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, furniture, and other 3-D pieces.


SELECTION CRITERIA:  Artistic value, psychological significance, and originality


SUBMISSIONS: The Art Share LA gallery is suitable for all varieties of multimedia and visual art. You may submit up to 3 pieces per medium. All art must be psychologically themed and/or psychologically meaningful. All work submitted must be original, and include an artist statement for gallery pieces as specified in the Registration Form.



Two-dimensional art is restricted to 200” in any direction, including frame.

3-D art is restricted to 75 lbs. Up to 3 pieces per medium may be electronically submitted as a JPG file; the higher the resolution, the better (e.g., 2550 x 3300 pixels, equivalent to 8.5 x 11 inches at 300 dots per inch). All work must be original and psychologically themed and/or psychologically meaningful.


POETRY READING: If you are a poet and would like to read your original poetry between 5:00 and 6:00 on November 5th, please reserve your spot by October 30 with Robert Carroll, MD, through his email: robertcarroll@att.net or by phone: 310.475.2990. This unique opportunity to read your poems exists on a first come, first serve basis; so please make your reservations as soon as possible.


THEATER SUBMISSONS: If you would like to present a short piece of music, theater, comedy, dance, film or other performing art modality, contact Dr. Victoria Stevens by email: vickis@earthlink.net or by phone: 310.991-8515. Please note, that theater events do not require a submission fee and are not part of the juried process.





Robert Bilder, PhD, is the Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at UCLA, where he directs the Center for the Biology of Creativity.


James Catterall, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Education at UCLA and is the Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Creativity at the California Institute of the Arts.


Rebecca Catterall’s career has followed the paths of an educator, artist, and community activist. She is Past President of the Topanga Canyon Gallery and serves as an Education Consultant for the Centers for Research on Creativity, Los Angeles.


Gus Harper is a full time artist. He has shown at numerous galleries around Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, New Orleans, and soon at The Artwork Network in Denver, Colorado.



Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD, Co-Chair of Community Outreach Committee is a clinical psychologist who has written a creativity curriculum for educators, illustrates her own books, most recently on clinical intuition, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment.



Pamela McCrory, PhD, Co-Chair, LACPA Community Outreach Committee is a psychologist who has an interest in creativity and the integration of psychology and the arts. She served on APA’s 2014 Presidential Arts and Psychology Committee and co-chair of task group for community art at APA 2014 convention. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.


ENTRY FEE: For the gallery exhibition of visual arts, there is a nonrefundable $25 artist submission fee for Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) members, a $35 fee for non-LACPA members, and a $20 fee for psychotherapy students. [See separate link]


PROCEDURE: Complete the Visual Arts Registration Form (separate link), and email the registration form, as well as your artist statement and all accompanying JPG images to: mirrorsofthemind2016@hotmail.com. Pay the Artist Entry Fee (separate link);


NOTIFICATION: Results of the jury process will be emailed to all artists by October 9, 2016.


LIABILITY WAIVER:  The artist assumes all risks for loss, breakage and damages to any artworks submitted and releases LACPA, The LACPA Foundation, the gallery and theater, and any volunteer connected with the event from any liability for such loss, breakage, and damages. 


PHOTOGRAPHY PERMISSION: Please only submit photographs of identifiable individuals from whom you have written permission to use their image. This permission is a protection for both you as the artist and LACPA, as well as an acknowledgement of the rights of the individual in the photograph.


ENTRY FORM AGREEMENT: By entering this exhibition, the artist hereby agrees to the above Liability Waiver and to abide by all the rules and stipulations set forth in this prospectus. 


DELIVERY: All art accepted for the show must be hand-delivered by artists or by proxy during the last week of October, on the days and times provided in the acceptance letter. Art must be framed or equipped with wire hangers and ready for display. All art must be unpacked by the artist or proxy at the gallery and all packing materials must be removed from the gallery and brought back at the close of the show. Please do not mail artwork unless prior arrangements with the curators have been made.


RETURN: All art must be picked up from the gallery during the week following the exhibition. Again, details will be provided with acceptance letter. 


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