Art from the Heart Program Winners Selected

Nancy Leveille 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 2020 Art from the Heart wall calendar.

We tasked our panel of independent jurors with the challenging assignment of choosing 13 pieces from 113 submissions provided by nursing home and assisted living residents from across the state. This year, a total of 79 member facilities participated in the program and entries were received from every NYSHFA/NYSCAL Region. We recognize and applaud all the inspiring artists for sharing their talents. The 13 selected pieces will be featured in the 2020 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar.

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

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

Lydia Bedford
Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehab Center Inc.
Staten Island, NY

Roberto Cortes
Hope Center
Bronx, NY

Linda Day
East Neck Nursing & Rehab Center
West Babylon, NY

Shirley Goetz
The Pavilion at Vestal Park
Vestal, NY

Gabriel Guadalupe
Bronx Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Bronx, NY

Bruce Hillard
Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Albany, NY

Choi Jong
Northern Manor Multicare Center
Nanuet, NY

Carol Lucas
The Hamptons Center for Nursing & Rehab
Southampton, NY

Serafina Meehan
Heathwood Assisted Living at Williamsville
Williamsville, NY

Shireen Naderi
Hillside Manor Rehab & Extended CC LLC
Jamaica Estates, NY

Mark Pettengil
Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
Cooperstown, NY

Mary Kate Sinkus
Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehab Center Inc.
Staten Island, NY

Special thanks to Jill Cozzy, of the New York State Museum; and local artists Wren Panzella and Christopher Sanford; 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