VATA in the Community


This piece was a collaboration between members of the Virginia Art Therapy Association in honor of Hurricane Sandy Victims. This original canvas piece and 8×10 reproduction prints were  sold in order to raise money in support of CHART, Communities Healing Through Art, and their plans to provide Art Therapy services to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

CHART has partnered with the New Jersey Art Therapy Association (NJATA) to offer the Jersey Coast Creates (JCC) program, which is designed to support families affected by Hurricane Sandy. The program was launched on Mach 2, 2013 in Oceanport, NJ.

The above pictured 24″x 36″ Canvas piece SOLD with proceeds to benefit CHART and the JCC program.


8×10 Prints, on Matte Archival Paper, are also available for purchase with proceeds to benefit CHART.


 *Please Note: Image will be a cropped version of the original,pictured above,

in order to accommodate the 8×10 size.

Prints are $20 ea. plus Shipping

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Proceeds from ALL artwork sales will benefit CHART’s Hurricane Sandy Art Therapy Initiative and the Jersey Coast Creates Program.

The mission of the Jersey Coast Creates program is to provide the following services:

  • Introductory education and awareness on arts and healing for arts and health professionals,
  • educators and other clinical mental health professionals working with disaster victims.
  • Structured arts activities emphasizing creative expression for promoting a sense of safety,
  • fostering social connections, and instilling hope.
  • Information and referral about creative arts therapy services in the community and other mental
  • health services for individuals at risk and to improve personal and community resilience.

For more information on this program download this attached JCC information sheet.

The New Jersey Art Therapy Association (NJATA) is accepting monetary donations to support the Jersey Coast Creates Program at New Jersey Art Therapy Association, Inc. (NJATA) is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing. NJATA, a non-profit entity, is an official affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association, Inc. Art Therapists have a Master’s degree or higher and are credentialed through registration (ATR) and board certification (BC) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). To learn more about NJATA, please visit:

CHART, Communities Healing Through Art, is a nonprofit organization based in the United States, which specializes in providing psychosocial support through the arts to underserved communities and those affected by man-caused and natural disasters. CHART has participated in a broad range of disaster relief efforts including in Thailand and India following the South Asian tsunami in 2005, in Bangladesh after Cyclone Sidr in 2008, after wildfire disasters in California, in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. More information can be found at:

*Please note that the original piece will be sold as well as reproductions. The rights to this image will be maintained by The Virginia Art Therapy Association and the image will continue to be used by The Virginia Art Therapy Association and CHART for promotional purposes which will further awareness of their cause and missions.


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