The following are the rules for submission and other details relating to ALFA’s 2013 Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition honoring the many ways older adults add beauty to our world.
Artists must be current residents of a senior living community including independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities. The artwork must be submitted by the original artist or with express permission from the original artist(s). Submissions may be created in a variety of fields including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and ceramics. All forms of art will be accepted.
Judging And Selection:
This year’s theme is Celebrating The Beauty Of Life. Residents are asked to answer the question: “What adds beauty to your life?” through their works of art. In addition to submitting a high quality digital photo of their artwork, participants must also include a description of how their artwork embodies this year’s theme. This description will be shared along with their artwork on Facebook and will be used to choose the grand prize winners.
Eligible entries that best embody the theme will be uploaded onto ALFA’s Facebook page for a voting period ending March 25th. Artists are encouraged to tell their friends and family to vote online by clicking “like” next to the photo of their painting. Each “like” will count as one vote. The three submissions earning the highest number of likes will be named Fan Favorite Winners.
Three Grand Prize Winners will also be selected. One Grand Prize Winner will be an assisted living resident, one will be an independent living resident, and one will be a memory care resident. Winners will be chosen based on how well their artwork demonstrates the theme: Celebrating The Beauty Of Life.
Preference is given to artwork that is created specifically for the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, but artwork created within the past year will be accepted.
Each of the six winners will receive a painting party (valued at $500*) for their community and an official art showcase t-shirt. All winning pieces of art will receive recognition on ALFA’s website and at the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo. Residents will not need to give ALFA their artwork, since their artwork will be displayed digitally.
Deadline for Submissions:
**ALFA is no longer accepting submissions for the 2013 showcase. The submission period is CLOSED.
Terms of Agreement:
By submitting a piece of artwork for the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, submitters acknowledge that they have sole rights to the artwork entered or express permission from the original artist(s) to enter the artwork. In either case, by submitting the entry, it is acknowledged that the original artist(s) have read and agreed to the following submission agreement as well as the rules and guidelines of the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase.
The artist(s) grants ALFA permission to post images of the artwork on ALFA's Facebook page, in ALFA’s advertising and marketing materials, on merchandise, and through any other lawful medium. The artist(s) grants ALFA a world-wide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferrable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, exhibit, modify, record, the contents of your submission, to combine it with other material and to otherwise use for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The resident(s) will grant ALFA permission to post the artist's name, biography and community name in conjunction with the artwork on Facebook, in advertising and marketing material, on merchandise, and for any other lawful purpose. Upon completion of the showcase, the entrant agrees that ALFA may use their artwork on merchandise, and the artist will not receive compensation from the sale of the merchandise.
Entrants acknowledge and agree that ALFA shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any work submitted by the entrant, and may, in their sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any work that the entrant submits.
ART Showcase Sponsor
Thank you Sargent Art for sponsoring the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Art Showcase!
Sargent is the leading supplier of quality art materials to the educational and retail markets throughout the United States. Only the finest materials are used to manufacture Sargent Art ® products, and because our loved ones use our crayons, paints and other art materials, all products are certified non-toxic.
2013 Showcase Closed
3/4: Deadline for submissions
DID You Know the Showcase is 100% Virtual?
Did you know the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Art Showcase is 100% virtual this year? That's right! Artists simply share a photograph of their artwork and they get to keep each and every lovely piece at their community for all residents and staff to enjoy! Take a moment to learn more about the 2013 showcase rules and guidelines.
DID You Know All Art Forms Are Accepted?
Did you know that the showcase is open to all forms of art- from needlepoint to jewelry to sculptures?! We've been delighted to see the range of creativity in submissions for this year's senior living art contest already! Send us a photo of your best work!
DID You Know 200 Artists Participated in 2012?
Did you know the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Art Showcase is in its second year? ALFA received paintings from over 200 residents of assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities in 2012. Take a moment to view the artwork from the 2012 Showcase.