OCTOBER 24-26, 2013
Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) Conference, Seattle, Washington

During the STP& A Conference Dr. Patricia Dewey will be a part of the Arts & Well-being Panel, exploring the topic of how arts programs create community in hospitals and hospices.


AUGUST 23-24, 2013:

Pacific Northwest Arts in Healthcare Symposium, Portland,  OR
Pacific Northwest Arts in Healthcare Alliance Regional Network Information

Opening Panel Discussion Co-Convened by:

  • Patricia Dewey: Associate Professor and Director of the Arts and Administration Program, University of Oregon
  • Deborah Edward: Executive Director, Business for Culture & the Arts
  • Katy Liljeholm: Executive and Artistic Director, Well Arts Institute
  • Terri Thomas: Consultant, Samaritan Health Services

Keynote Presentation – Fostering a Healing Environment: The Case for Arts in Health Care
Julie Manning: Vice President of Development, Marketing and Public Relations, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, Oregon

Healing Environments: How To Create a ‘Wow’ Art Program:
Janelle Baglien: President, Studio Art Direct

Write Around Portland’s Community Writing Model in Healthcare Settings:
Devin DiBernardo: Program Coordinator, Write Around Portland

The Therapeutic Value of a Hairy Coconut 
Bruce Livingston: Executive Director, Playwrite

How Art Heals Mind and Body through the Lens of Science 
Heather Mikes: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


APRIL 26-27, 2012:
Jill Sonke Consultancy, Eugene, OR

The Arts Administration (AAD) imagesprogram and the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP) welcomed Jill Sonke, Director of the Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and Education (CAHRE) at the University of Florida, for a Society for the Arts in Healthcare consultancy.  Ms. Sonke discussed the development of a new Arts in Healthcare concentration within the AAD program through presentations, meetings, and events. Jill Sonke is on the faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida and is Assistant Director and Artist in Residence with Shands Arts in Medicine (AIM).  She serves as a past president on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, and is an internationally recognized teacher, presenter, consultant, and guest artists.


NOVEMBER 12, 2011:

Regional Arts in Healthcare Symposium at Riverbend Hospital, Springfield, OR

balanceArts in Healthcare professionals from Eugene, Portland, Corvallis, and surrounding areas gathered at the Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center at RiverBend for a day of presentations and discussions around the themes of Arts in Healthcare Management Education, Regional Arts in Healthcare Mapping, and Regional Arts in Healthcare Networking.  Highlights of the day included a Music Thanatology demonstration, a tour of the new RiverBend facilities, and meaningful brainstorming sessions about local and regional arts in healthcare concerns.This symposium launched a year-long series of Arts in Healthcare events that lead into the launch of a new Arts in Healthcare Management concentration within the UO Arts and Administration Program.