SALLY BRUCKER (LCSW-C, ATR-BC, CAGS) is a visual artist, art therapist, social worker, and certified life-cycle celebrant. Her work as an art therapist spans over 30 years. She was director of the Women's' Growth and Therapy Center for over 15 years and the founder of Studio Downstairs in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has extensive international experience working and leading immersive art therapy workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and South America.
Sally Brucker MSW, ATR-BC, CAGS has been an art therapist for the past 40 years. She holds masters degrees in art therapy, social work, and special education.
Sally has worked in psychiatric institutions, hospitals, refugee camps, mental health clinics, homeless shelters, alcoholic treatment centers, and in private practice.
She has worked with refugees, first in Africa, then London and Washington DC. Her project , The Listening Room, Refugee Art Project earned her two community awards in 2014. She has taught courses in psychology at Montgomery College for over 30 years. She has published several chapters on art therapy and numerous articles.
Her art work stems from a passion for human rights and story-telling. She was a member of the Washington Printmakers' Gallery in Washington DC and now exhibits her mono-prints, paintings, collages , constructions and hand-made books both nationally and internationally.
SALLY BRUCKER was born in Chicago, Illinois, received her BS in sociology/anthropology from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. She received her masters in art therapy and early childhood special education from George Washington University and her masters in social work from the Catholic University, in Washington D.C.
Her art work has been exhibited in Washington D.C. at the Washington Printmakers Gallery, Studio Gallery, Pyramid Atlantic, Hill Art Center, Bird-in Hand Gallery, Newman Gallery, and the Corcoran Museum of Art.
She lives and works in Takoma Park, Maryland, a progressive enclave of Washington DC.