The Art of Recovery



October 30, 2003 the South Carolina Department of Mental Health showcased the artwork of SCDMH Consumers.  This marks the fifth gallery opening of the SCDMH Art of Recovery Project.  Matt VanBuren was the first place winner with his painting Solzhenitsyn.


  First Place Award Winner Matt VanBuren  with his painting Solzhenitsyn

Like the previous rounds of art, this gallery attracted skilled and creative artist from many SCDMH programs.  Kimberly Fuller was the second place winner with Until Morning Comes.  Ms. Fuller also serves as the Consumer Affairs Coordinator, CAC for Piedmont Center for Mental Health Services.

Second Place Award Winner Kimberly Fuller with her painting Until Morning Comes



The colorful and beautiful pictures reflect the breadth of skill and range of experiences of the individuals who live with mental disorders.  This project is designed to put the spotlight on these individuals, and to remind the public that consumers are much more than just a diagnosis.


Third Place Award Winner, A collection of All Eye Seeing by Kevin Gladden


   Honorable Mention, Grand Canyon,
by Bob Noland

      Honorable Mention, Gran'pa's Fish Pond by Hope Nunn



Frog Bird Bath

Honorable Mention, Chicken/Chicks
 by Alfredo Ordenara


Honorable Mention, Frog Bird Bath by Nancy Williams

Many Art of Recovery pieces are for sale.  Call SC SHARE for information,
(803) 739-5712, or (800) 832-8032

The Art of Recovery is partly supported by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

Gallery Photography by Roberta McAlister

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