Awards and Recognition
With more than 12 year of consistent programming, Athens Photographic Project artists and staff have been recognized at local, state, and national levels for their contributions to the arts and mental health recovery. Awards include the Lilly Reintegration Award and the Ohio Department of Mental Health – Quality Award. APP mentors Andrew Angelson, Bill and Jenny Hughes, Beth Klaus, Effie Mullins, Margaret Ollie, Paul Reininga, and Sandy White were awarded the regional Rita Gillick Mental Health Advocacy Award. And several APP artists have received awards in the VSA Arts of Ohio juried statewide exhibition, Accessible Expressions.
APP artists and staff regularly share artwork and learnings from the program at conferences and in public presentations. Recent presentations include: Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Appalachian Studies Association, Society for Arts in Healthcare, Athens Public Library, and NAMI-Ohio.