Art from the Heart Program Winners Selected

Nancy Leveille 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 2018 Art from the Heart wall calendar.

We tasked our panel of independent jurors with the challenging assignment of choosing 13 pieces from 105 submissions provided by nursing home and assisted living residents from across the state. This year, a total of 72 member facilities participated in the program and entries were received from every NYSHFA/NYSCAL district. We recognize and applaud all the inspiring artists for sharing their talents. The 13 selected pieces will be featured in the 2018 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar.

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

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

Timothy Bartholomew
Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury
Lake Katrine, NY

Duffy Brodsky
Willow Towers Assisted Living
New Rochelle, NY

Claire Cardinale
Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego
Cooperstown, NY

Theresa Hajos
The Pines at Heartwood
Troy, NY

Elizabeth Lape
Steuben Center
Bath, NY

Elizabeth McChesney
Elderwood at Hornell
Hornell, NY

Jon Park
Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury
Lake Katrine, NY

June Parks
ElderWood at Amherst
Amherst, NY

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

Michael Serrette
Hedgewood Home for Adults
Beacon, NY

Binny Thomas
Richmond Center for Rehab & Specialty Care
Staten Island, NY

Helena Weaver
The Pines at Heartwood
Troy, 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 Art from the Heart program, please contact Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation.


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

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