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2013 Art Showcase

2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase

Sponsored By Sargent Art

The ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, open to all residents of senior living communities, celebrates seniors’ overwhelming zeal for life and community. Through 2013’s theme, Celebrating The Beauty Of Life, this year’s showcase aims to honor the many way seniors add beauty to our world.

Art is a valued part of life for many seniors. Senior living residents across the country and around the world create artwork as one way of embracing the beauty of each day and brightening the lives of others.  Whether they are picking up a paint brush for the first time or have been honing their craft for years, residents of assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities are invited to share digital pictures of their drawings, paintings, and artwork created through other medias to compete in this virtual competition.

The six artists who best answer the question “What adds beauty to your life?” through their works of art will each receive an art party, celebrating the winner’s talents and involvement in community life, for their respective senior living communities. Winners will also have their artwork displayed digitally at COMMUNITY 2013, the ALFA Conference & Expo, and receive an official art showcase t-shirt featuring their artwork and the artwork of other talented senior living artists. In addition, all participants will have a chance to win random giveaways conducted during the Facebook voting period.

2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase Winners

ALFA would like to personally thank you and your senior living company for participating in the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase. Over 600 residents submitted watercolors, sculptures, photographs, quilts, jewelry, woodcarvings, and variety of other beautiful pieces for a chance to win a painting party and other prizes for themselves and their communities. All artists demonstrated a high level of technical and imaginative skill and truly exemplified this year’s theme: Celebrating the Beauty of Life.

Through their artwork, seniors produced art that reflects what they find to be beautiful. The winners are:

Art Showcase Tee

 

In addition to the winners, 47 residents were named as honorable mentions. Chosen out of a pool of nearly 900 submissions, these pieces are included on the official art showcase t-shirt and will be displayed at the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo, where thousands of senior living executives will see the piece. They are also featured on Facebook in the Honorable Mention album.

Thank you all for your part in a truly successful display of thoughtful and beautiful interpretations of this year’s theme.

View The 2013 Showcase Of Resident Artwork >>


Art Showcase News and Updates:

4/23/2014
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ALFA has announced the winners of the 2014 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the passion for community and extraordinary talents...
4/15/2014
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Voting for artwork entered into ALFA’s 2014 Senior Living Art Showcase is now open. Eligible entries that best embody the theme have been uploaded...
3/12/2014
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The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) in partnership with Sargent Art is excited to launch the 3rd annual ALFA 2014 Senior Living Art Showc...
3/11/2014
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5/14/2013
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SummerWood resident Lucille Mandell was recently awarded with an honorable mention for her submission in the Assisted Living Federation of America's (...
4/8/2013
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ALFA has announced the winners of the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the passion for community and extraordinary talents...
4/4/2013
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In addition to the 6 Facebook winners, 47 residents were named as honorable mentions. Chosen out of a pool of nearly 900 submissions, these pieces are...
3/18/2013
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ALFA is pleased to announce that voting is now open for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition honoring the talents of senior li...
3/6/2013
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2/20/2013
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Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. For many seniors art is a lifelong passion, for others, art is a hobby that they never had the time t...
2/20/2013
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ALFA has extended its deadline for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase. Senior living residents now have a little less than two weeks to submit o...
2/4/2013
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As a way of promoting the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase throughout your company, ALFA encourage you to share this message with colleagues at yo...
1/23/2013
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Seniorsforliving.com highlights the 2013 ALFA Art Showcase.
1/16/2013
Senior Living Art Showcase
About.com Assisted Living column covers the 2013 Senior Living Art Showcase.
1/8/2013
Senior Living Art Showcase
I would like to personally invite the residents you serve to participate in the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase.
1/8/2013
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ALFA is now accepting artwork for the second annual ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase. The popular virtual art competition celebrates the creative talen...
1/3/2013
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ALFA is now accepting submissions for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the artistic talents of senior living residents...

 

Art Showcase Rules

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.

Participation Requirements:

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.

*The art party is tailored to accommodate the winning resident and his or her community. ALFA will coordinate with the activity director to plan an event that celebrates the winner’s talent and encourages art engagement in the community. This year, each winner will receive $250 in premium art supplies from Sargent Art to provide supplies for the art party. We will also provide a set amount of additional funds to cover other party expenses, such as food or an art instructor.

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
Sargent Art

Thank you Sargent Art for sponsoring the ALFA 2014 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.

2014 Showcase Open!
art calendar

3/12: Submission period opens
4/11: Deadline for submissions
• 4/15: Facebook voting begins
• 4/22: Facebook voting closes


Take a moment to learn more about the 2014 showcase rules and guidelines.

SENIOR Living Art Showcase
elder painting

Did you know the ALFA 2014 Senior Living Art Showcase is 100% virtual this year and ALL art forms are accepted? Senior living communities who wish to participate should organize an art party for their residents to join together to create one piece of artwork that fits this year's theme, "It's the little things that matter most"! Take a moment to learn more about the 2014 showcase and submit a photograph of the residents' artwork. Deadline for entry is Friday, April 11, 2014.

DID You Know All Art Forms Are Accepted?
quilt

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!