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ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase

2014 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase

Sponsored By Sargent Art

VOTING IS OPEN for the Senior Living Art Showcase. Please visit http://alfa.org/2014art to "Like" the resident artwork.  The theme for this year's showcase was, "It's the little things that matter most". Hundreds of residents from 158 communities, representing 33 senior living companies participated. 

VOTE HERE >>

 

Background Information:

ALFA and Sargent Art have launched the third annual ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the talents of senior living residents and resident activity programs at communities across the country.

Resident activity directors and executive directors are encouraged to bring together residents in a creative group project to demonstrate the community environment at their senior living residences.

“Art is a powerful tool for residents to enjoy, experience and share,” says Program Manager Bhakti Oza with Sargent Art, a national art materials supplier. “It is vital that communities incorporate programs that encourage artistic exploration. As always, we are glad to bring our expertise of the medium to this competition.”

Each senior living community may submit one digital photograph of a piece of artwork created by the collaborative efforts of at least three residents (there will be no “single resident” art works accepted in this year’s competition). Artwork will be accepted through Friday, April 11. Images of entries best representing the 2014 theme will be uploaded onto ALFA’s Facebook page. The 2014 theme is "It's the little things that matter most". Artists, their families and friends, as well as the general public can “Like” their work April 15 – April 22. These “Likes” will count as votes, and the top three works of art will be selected as Fan Favorite winners. Three Grand Prize winners also will be chosen, based on adherence to theme.

“Through ALFA’s art showcase, we celebrate the many robust social activities and engagement programs that maintain and improve the mental and physical well-being of seniors,” says Rick Grimes, ALFA president and CEO. “Our members are dedicated to their residents, families and team members and work tirelessly every day to provide an active and engaging day in a safe, independent and life-enriching environment.”

Select community artworks will be honored at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo, May 19-22, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

2014 theme:

"It's the little things that matter most"

Participation Requirements:

Members and non-members of ALFA may participate. Communities must serve independent living, assisted living, and/or assisted living/memory care residents.

Significant Dates:

  • March 12: Artwork submission period opens
  • April 11: Artwork submission period closes
  • April 15: Facebook voting period opens
  • April 22: Facebook voting period closes

Submission Form:

Read the 2014 rules and guidelines >> Once you have read the rules and guidelines, please use the Art Showcase Submission Form here to share a digital image of the residents' artwork.

Submission form questions include:

  • Primary contact name and contact information
  • Artwork title and description of artwork (medium used, size, subject)
  • An explanation of how the artwork adheres to the theme
  • Description of the artwork creation process (how did residents unite to create the piece)
  • Participating resident names
  • Artwork upload (must be .jpg)

Awards:

The six communities that best demonstrate a resident group effort in interpreting the theme “It's the little things that matter most” through their works of art will receive an art party, celebrating the winner’s talents and involvement in community life. Winners will also have their artwork displayed at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo.

Group Submission Examples:

ALFA has had some amazing group projects in past Senior Living Art Showcases. Take a look and gain some inspiration! Click on each image below to learn more about the artwork.

give your heart give your heart

 


Art Showcase News and Updates:

4/15/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, Engage, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Art Showcase
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
Art Showcase In the News, Engage, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Art Showcase
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
Active & Engaged Seniors, ALFA Conference & Expo, Engage, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Art Showcase
ALFA and Sargent Art have launched the third annual ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the talents of senior living residents ...


Questions/Comments?

Jaclyn Allmon, Assisted Living Federation of America Jaclyn Allmon LinkedIn icon
Acting VP, Marketing & Communications
703-562-1192
jallmon@alfa.org

 

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!