2020 Virtual Art from the Heart Program

The Foundation for Quality Care, Inc., and the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA | NYSCAL) are thrilled to launch the 16th Annual Virtual “Art from the Heart” program, which is designed to spotlight the artists who live in member facilities.  

With the recent restrictions on skilled nursing and assisted living facilities due to COVID-19, the Foundation for Quality Care has moved this year’s Art from the Heart Program online. NYSHFA | NYSCAL members will now submit the entry form and a photograph of their resident’s artwork online or via email, instead of sending the piece in the mail. 

Those of you who are fortunate to work in the skilled nursing and assisted living professions are well familiar with the special gifts and images created by the residents entrusted in your care. As your Statewide Association we believe it is important to continually recognize the creative abilities of your dynamic residents. 

Last year, more than 100 entries were submitted from across New York State and 13 pieces were chosen for the 2020 Wall Calendar.   

As in the past, an independent panel of judges will select 13 winning entries which will be featured in the 2021 Art from the Heart wall calendar, and will also be displayed on the NYSHFA | NYSCAL website. 

The deadline for entries is October 15, 2020.  The entry form and a photograph of the artwork must be submitted online at https://www.nyshfa-nyscal.org/fqc/art-from-the-heart/ or via email to joconnor@nyshfa.org. Do not send the artwork in the mail. 

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.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Joanne O'Connor
Communications and Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 x23