Deadline Extended for 2017 Art from the Heart Program

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The deadline for the Art from the Heart program has been extended to July 7, 2017.

The Foundation for Quality Care, Inc., and the New York State Health Facilities Association, Inc./New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) are thrilled to launch the 13th 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 brochure

As in the past, an independent panel of judges will select 13 winning entries which will be featured in the 2018 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 and will also continue to sponsor the “Legislator Artwork on Loan Program”, where the winning pieces will be 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, state lawmakers, 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.

FQC CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille
Executive Director
518-462-4800 ext. 20

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