Art from the Heart Program Winners Selected

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

On behalf of the Foundation for Quality Care and the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living, we are pleased to announce that the artists have been selected for the 2016 Art from the Heart wall calendar.

We tasked our panel of independent jurors with the challenging assignment of choosing 13 pieces from 88 submissions provided by nursing home and assisted living residents from across the state. We recognize and applaud all the inspiring artists for sharing their talents. The 13 selected pieces will be featured in the 2016 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar.

Following are the names of the winners who will appear in the calendar:


Angela Barricelli
Sands Point Center for Health & Rehab
Port Washington, NY

Chen Chang
The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Brooklyn, NY

Maria Giorlando
St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
St. James, NY

Robert Law
Whittier Place
Ghent, NY

Roslyn Lieberman
Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre Assisted Living
Rockville Centre, NY

Bob Minwell
Newark Manor Nursing Home
Newark, NY

John Morganello
Absolut Ctr for N & R at Houghton LLC
Houghton, NY

Beverly Northrop
Elm Manor Nursing Home
Canandaigua, NY

Betty Oakes
Whittier Place
Ghent, NY

Linda Ostrander
Wingate at Beacon
Beacon, NY

Betty Porcaro
Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Kingston, NY

Jean Pysnik
Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego
Cooperstown, NY

Frantz Souffrant
Crown Nursing & Rehab Center
Brooklyn, NY


With Your Help, FQC Can Feature MORE of the Art From the Heart!

Although we only have 13 selections for the calendar, we think all 88 artists are “winners.”  Won’t you please help us showcase these pieces submitted by supporting the creation of our digital slide show? 

This slide show can be viewed on a computer, a web site, a digital photo frame, or on a TV monitor. What better way to honor more residents than to share their art with family members, friends, the facility, legislators, and the community?  Your donation will help us reach our goal to create this slide show on CDs in time for the 2015 Holiday Season!  Check it out at:

Special thanks to: Jill Foster Cozzy and Christopher Sanford of the New York State Museum and local artist Wren Panzella, represented by the Sorelle Gallery, who provided their time and expertise in selecting our winners.

The “Art from the Heart” Program was launched as a way to honor the vibrant contributions and creative spirit of residents like yours. Thanks to our members who participated in the contest and providing the chance for your residents to shine.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Rick Patterson or Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation.

FQC Contacts
Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 ext. 19

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