She has spoken to groups on a variety of topics, including: pet art; pet/human bond themes; using social media to promote your artwork; leadership development; cultural diversity; self improvement; creative approaches to aiding trauma survivors; adoption and foster care concerns, etc.
As an artist with a background in clinical counseling, BZTAT has a unique perspective to share about a variety of subjects.
An avid pet lover known worldwide for her pet themed artwork, she is sought after for her thoughts about the “art” of loving of pets, coping with pet loss, and developing community with other pet lovers through social media.
An observer of culture with a passion for improving the world around her, she has many unique insights about bringing about change through creativity and innovation – for communities and for the entire world.
An advocate for the arts and for changing the traditional methods of marketing artwork, she challenges artists to take charge of their own careers and become “creative entrepreneurs” instead of seeking out others who tend to market their work in ineffective ways.
A motivator and inspirer, BZTAT has many ideas for encouraging others to meet their potential through creativity and self-awareness.
A professional clinical counselor for over 19 years, she is sought after to speak about the effects of trauma on children and adults and creative healing approaches.
BZTAT is available to speak on these and other topics/themes.
BZTAT is also available to create Dialogues Murals along with speaking at events.
Contact BZTAT if you are interested in having her speak at your event.
Artist Vicki Boatright, known as “BZTAT” (pronounced bee-zee-tat), is an accomplished artist with several public art projects to her credit. An avid pet lover, she is well known to the pet blogging community. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in the visual arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and a Masters Degree in counseling from Marshall University. She is an accomplished artist as well as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has worked as a child and family therapist since 1991.
Vicki has been involved in numerous community arts and social service projects. She has created a number of “Dialogues” murals as public arts projects, incorporating the creative inspiration of others into her own artwork at public events.
Vicki signs her artwork BZTAT in homage to a feline companion of that name, who was an artistic inspiration to her for 19 years.