ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has announced the winners of the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the passion for community and extraordinary talents of seniors in assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities across the country.
Out of a pool of over 900 submissions, six winners were chosen. Three Fan Favorite Winners were chosen based on popular vote through Facebook, and three Grand Prize Winners were chosen based on their interpretation of this year’s theme: Celebrating the Beauty of Life. The six winners are:
- "Fancy Dresden Plate Quilt" by Christine Hatch, Brookdale Senior Living, Grand Prize Winner
- "Life in Many Shapes" by Lilian Stokes, Kensington Senior Living, Fan Favorite Winner
- "Memories of Home" by numerous residents, Benchmark Senior Living, Grand Prize Winner
- "Pin-Up Calendar" by numerous residents, Brandywine Senior Living, Fan Favorite Winner
- "Simple Pleasures" by Rosalyn Lieberman, Chelsea Senior Living, Grand Prize Winner
- "The Old Home Place" by Margaret London, Americare, Fan Favorite Winner
Each of the six winners will receive a painting party, featuring a variety of art supplies courtesy of the art showcase’s sponsor Sargent Art, for his or her community. Each winner will also receive recognition of his or her piece at the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo, on the ALFA website, and on the official art showcase t-shirt, which can be purchased at alfa.org/tee. The art showcase t-shirt also features a number of honorable mentions, chosen based on their artistic merit and adherence to theme.
“This year’s competition featured hundreds of creative and skillful submissions, each of which clearly exemplifying the beauty that seniors add to our world each and every day,” said Richard P. Grimes, ALFA president and CEO. “The six winning pieces serve as shining examples of the talent and engagement that is present in senior living communities across the country.”
About The Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA’s Web site at www.alfa.org.