Art from the Heart Program Winners Selected

Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor

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 2017 Art from the Heart wall calendar.

We tasked our panel of independent jurors with the challenging assignment of choosing 13 pieces from 87 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 2017 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar.

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

Roger Baker
Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Elizabethtown, NY

Ruth Butler
HomeLife at Folts-Claxton
Herkimer, NY

Cosme Calvo
Kings Harbor Multicare Center
Bronx, NY

Susan Christie
Orchard Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Ctr
Medina, NY

Robert George
Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Ctr
Somers, NY

Florence Grabowski
Somerset Gardens
Plainview, NY

Barb Hulbert
ElderWood at Amherst
Amherst, NY

Helen Klemm
Sayville Nursing & Rehabilitation Ctr
Sayville, NY

Betty Mast
Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation & Nsg
Syracuse, NY

Robert Natusch
Kingsway Arms Nursing Center Inc.
Schenectady, NY

Patti Phillips
River Ridge Living Center
Amsterdam, NY

Daniel Sugrue
Glen Island Center for Nursing and Rehab
New Rochelle, NY

Anthony Van Der Linde
Shore View Nursing Home
Brooklyn, NY


Special thanks to: Christopher Sanford; Jill Cozzy, 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.

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

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