Our Stories

Impacting Healthcare Workers From Your Home

The world is changing before our eyes.  COVID-19 has turned our world upside-down and everyone is adjusting to a new…

Liberia

Written by Amy Moore On the Atlantic coast of West Africa, nestled with palm-lined beaches and lush tropical forests, the…

The Gift of Art

How do you feel walking into a strange place? Into a hospital or care facility? For most people it can…

My Hospital Art Internship Experience

On my first day at the Foundation for Hospital Art, I met all of my fellow interns. We asked all…

A Short Story – “Start of Something New”

We hope you enjoy this short story.  Inspired and written by Macy Brown.  Macy is a student at the University…

Foundation Firsts

We recently sat down with John Feight, our Founder, to talk about some of the many “firsts” for the Foundation.…

Two sisters united by a PaintFest

It’s been six months since we wrapped up our last stop of PaintFest America. The trees are bare here in…

PaintFest America – Washington State

Okay for all of you who are wondering, I’m here to give you a first hand account of what’s going…

Painting with the Troops

Have you ever been on a military base before? I’m sure some of you have, and know about the high…

Beyond The Traditional Hospital Wall

One of the most impactful PaintFest events I have ever been a part of was in the Spring of 2014…

Painting in a Different Language

We stood in a room awaiting the patients arrival. Anticipating the looks on their faces when they saw the activity they would…

Why Realistic Art in Hospitals

A Discussion Between My Head and My Heart My Head: You need to listen to me. Abstract art is the…

A Volunteer’s Perspective

Imagine a foreign hospital. Imagine white walls, stained with a pervasive brown dinginess. Imagine doctors in white garb, with green…

3 Ideas for a Reception or Tradeshow

We receive a lot of phone calls from people that say “Wow, I saw one of your PaintFest® Kits at…

Teambuilding on a Large Scale for Patients in Hospitals

We just returned from a trip to Dallas, Texas, and what an amazing experience! We often tout our ability to…

Best Indoor Teambuilding Project – 5 Reasons Why

The weather outside is frigid and you may be sitting at your desk, wondering what can you possibly do for…

When We Paint, We Change The World

I recently attended the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress (MPI WEC) in Las Vegas Nevada. The overriding theme of…

A PaintFest® Perspective – Teambuilding with Purpose

When I walked into the large hall to begin preparing for the PaintFest®, I knew we had a lot of…

Hospital Art is Simply a Friend

My mom hands me the keys and gives me instructions to retrieve a pillow from the car. I smooth the…

Art is Love Global PaintFest Event

On July 4th, 2013, the Foundation for Hospital Art will celebrate the compassion and impact of hospital art on the…

Reflections on the Impact of Hospital Art

The last suitcase has been put away and the passports are secure until the next journey, but I find it…

Bringing the World to a PaintFest

Usually the Foundation for Hospital Art takes PaintFest® events out to the world. In 2012, we painted in South Africa,…

The Ideal Global CSR Project

Corporate Social Responsibility, or “CSR”, is more than a philosophy or popular “feel good” phrase.  It represents all facets of…

Seeing with Heart’s Eyes

There are days when I wake-up and see what a patient sees.  Bound to an unwanted bed, yearning to be…

Painting Behind Bars

The idea to involve prison inmates and detainees in our mission has been around for many years.  The Foundation for…

Cuba Today – A Contrast in Colors

Traveling with a small contingent of volunteer artists, we have spent the last week visiting and painting in healthcare facilities…

Foundation for Hospital Art Trustee of the Year Award

In 1996, the Foundation for Hospital Art lost one of our founding board members to an unexpected heart attack.  Bruno…

Small Acts of Kindness

By Andrew Feight, Ph.D. Hindsight is, as they say, twenty-twenty.  Looking back we can see the impact of smaller events…

Jill and Mary Bryce Pring — Our 2012 Mary Jane and George Banta Volunteers Of The Year.

Once a year, the Foundation for Hospital Art recognizes a committed volunteer to the cause.  It is normally given to…

The Heart of It

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist In the early…

Painting Under African Skies, Quick Fresh Tomato Sauce

Posted by Maili Halme Brocke The thing to do on a vacation is to eat everything in site.  And that…

PaintFest® – The Perfect Teambuilding Event

Posted by Scott Feight From a meeting planner’s perspective, the challenge is daunting:  find the perfect teambuilding project that will…

How does art impact patients in hospitals?

She said she wanted to fly…she wanted to be free.

Because her bone cancer had progressed unchecked, Beverley was restricted to a bed in Room 221 on the second floor at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Her world had become 2 North, the cancer floor.