2013 Art from the Heart Program

Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor in Foundation for Quality Care News

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The Foundation for Quality Care (FQC) and the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) are thrilled to launch the 9th Annual “Art from the Heart” program, which is designed to spotlight the artists who live in member facilities.

Those of you who are fortunate to work in the skilled nursing profession are well familiar with the special gifts and images created by the residents entrusted in your care. As your Statewide Association we believe it important to continually recognize the creative abilities of your dynamic residents and the vibrant activities which occur each and every day in your facilities.  We encourage you to consider holding your own competition as a means of selecting the two submissions from your facility.

The rules of the contest are outlined in the attached brochureThe submission deadline for the 2013 Art from the Heart Program is June 28, 2013.

As in the past, an independent panel of judges will select 13 winning entries which will be featured in the 2014 Art from the Heart wall calendar.  Additional pieces will be chosen to be part of the annual public exhibition.  The Foundation is currently exploring opportunities to showcase the winning entries at various venues.

The Foundation will also continue to sponsor the “Legislator Artwork On Loan Program”, where the winning pieces will loaned to Legislators for display in their offices.

The “Art from the Heart” calendar will be distributed to the artists, their families, NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities, and government officials.

Please join the many facilities which have participated previously.  Have some fun and help us recognize the talented and vibrant artists who reside in your facility.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Patterson or Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation for Quality Care by clicking on our names below.

NYSHFA Contacts:         

 

Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

 

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23