In 2010, CAHF began “Art for Life” with a twelve month calendar featuring resident and client art on every page. During the March Legislative Conference that same year, resident art was displayed at a show at California’s Capitol.
The calendar goes into its fourth year with the 2013 calendar. More than 200 photos of resident and client art were submitted for the 2012 edition and in the past few months CAHF received more than 300 pieces of art for the 2013 calendar, which is now completed and includes over 140 paintings, drawings, collages and other creative pieces.
Also in 2012, CAHF asked facilities to donate pieces of art to be part of a permanent display at the CAHF office and 30 pieces of art have come to reside at CAHF’s office building in Sacramento. CAHF still has wall space and has recently received a donation of art featured in the 2013 calendar.
The art here is entirely from submissions for the 2013 calendar. Many of these artists have been creating all their lives but there are also those who did not recognize their creativity until now and are making great art in nursing homes, mental health facilities and facilities for the developmentally disabled. CAHF thanks these and all the other residents who enrich our lives and inspire us every day with their many talents.
Click the facility name below to view resident art work. Please be patient, some of these are very large files.
Order a 2014 calendar here.