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Mannequin Winner Wows at Eating Disorders Symposium!
Rebecca Tishman Wins “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Art Competition with “Erosion” Mannequin
Phoenix, Arizona (March 5, 2011) – The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp) announced its first Annual finalists and winner of the “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Mannequin Art, an awareness contest encouraging treatment centers and private facilities with art therapists, as well as students and the general public, to work with patients to design mannequins in a way that reflects their perception of beauty.
Rebecca Tishman who created the winning mannequin, entitled “Erosion” is an interdisciplinary sculpture major at the Maryland Institute College of Art, was on hand to receive her award in person. In her entry she stated, “It was not until I started focusing on the link between my recovery from an eating disorder and my artwork that I started to flourish in both fields.” Along with receiving a financial award and her artwork will be used in all upcoming 2012 “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” promotional materials, her mannequin was auctioned off with proceeds to benefit the iaedp Foundation.
The first runner up was the residents and art therapist Lisa Talucci of Eating Recovery Center for their mannequin “I Am A Soul With A Body.” Their award was accepted by ERC Medical Director Emmitt R Bishop Jr, MD. Honorable Mention and iaedp Professionals Choice was awarded to Sara Burchfiel for her mannequin entitled, “Hear Me Please.” Her award was accepted, on her behalf, by therapist Rachel Levi of Shoreline Center.
“Imagine Me Beyond What You See” is an annual Body Image Mannequin Art Competition and Awareness Campaign designed to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images. While mixed mediums are allowed, photographs of all entries had to be submitted to qualify for the contest and werel judged on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition and design, along with the overall impression and presentation of the piece. This year’s judges include a distinguished panel of eating disorder professionals, art therapists, and renowned artist, Fritz Liedtke, who premiered his exhibit and photographic documentary “Skeleton in the Closet.”
Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions.