2015 TOP DD Fundraiser Trauma and Dissociation Conference Call For Art

2015 TOP DD Fundraiser Trauma and Dissociation Conference Call For Art

Looking for work for “Altered,” an art exhibition held at the 2015 International Trauma & Dissociation Conference in Seattle, Washington

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2015


Seeking art works for “Altered,” an exhibition in conjunction with the 2015 International Trauma & Dissociation Conference, which will be held in Seattle this October 16th-18. Accepting visual art work in any medium, but must be 2-dimensional (able to be displayed on a wall). This year’s conference theme is how the past affects the present, so we are interested in work that explores this, particularly in the context of having DID.

Works will be selected by curator and artist Carrie Katz and artist, musician, and activist Rachel Elise.

Submission Checklist

1. Attach between 1-10 jpg images of your art work, in any medium. Label the file with your name and slide number, such as: janejones_1.jpg, janejones_2.jpg, etc.

2. Include a separate text document listing the title, medium, size, and price of each work. The work does NOT need to be for sale. Artists will keep all proceeds from sale of their work. Example of label:

Jane Jones
Night and Day (2013)
Oil on canvas
10″ × 15″

3. Include a brief biography (paragraph about yourself). Include where you are located.

4. CV (optional)

5. Please include a few sentences on why you would like to show your work in this show and how your work relates. (Note: you do not need to be officially diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder to submit.)

6. APPLICATION DEADLINE: By September 4th, 2015 email submission materials to: carriekatz at gmail dot com, using the email subject:

Artist Application

You will be contacted about where to mail or drop off your art. Please email the address listed above with questions.


2015 Early Bird Conference Registration Last Day

2015 Early Bird Conference Registration Last Day

2015 Early-Bird Conference Registration Last Day

Don’t forget to register before tomorrow, midnight PST time, if you want to take advantage of the lower rates to attend the 2015 Trauma and Dissociation Conference Fundraising Event benefiting the TOP DD Studies being held October 16th – 18th, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport,
18740 International Boulevard,
Seattle, Washington, 98188.

USA TEL: +1-206-246-8600 FAX: +1-206-901-5923 to book rooms. Book early – the hotel may run out of rooms altogether this year. You can always cancel rooms up to 24 hours before the event.

If you are traveling Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air enter ‘Fare Code’ ECMW526 for 7% discount. Contact me for group rates.

This conference is something that you don’t want to miss. If you are interested in the topic of how childhood trauma affects survivors, you are invited. All attendees are welcome to attend all plenaries and workshops. For more information, contact me or go to the websites listed below. The speakers are extraordinary, there is entertainment during the evenings, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Register here

Pat Goodwin, MA

President, Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation


Conference website

Ivory Garden Website

Ivory Garden Donation Website

Ivory Garden Store

Goals & Objectives

“How the Past Effects the Now”

Adult prevalors of child abuse experience daily struggles related to what and how they learned to react to abusive situations that are no longer happening. Many prevalors also place blame upon themselves for events that were not within their control. Prevalors, their supporters, and the mental health community also struggle with a misinformed public and lack of mental health services. All of these create overwhelming challenges for dissociative clients, mental health professionals, and supporters.

1. Attendees will understand how and why public opinion has effected trauma prevalors’ ability to get appropriate mental health care today.
2. Attendees will understand how and why childhood trauma effects prevalors’ current reactions and beliefs.
3. Attendees will leave the conference with an overall knowledge of Trauma and Dissociation today and skills that can be used in everyday life and in the therapeutic environment.

If you have questions or need help, please contact Pat Goodwin, President at felicity4us2@gmail.com

Thank you