LOCAL woman Linda Woodward who lives at the Arcare Logan Reserve facility has won Arcare’s third national 2022 national card art competition.
Linda’s entry was a snowy Christmas scene.
“My mother used to paint ink sketches and that’s where my talents and interest started with mother,” she said.
“I remember I was in Grade 5 at the Junction Park State School and they had a concertina between the classrooms, where we had to display our best pastel drawings.
“With pastels, I drew a creek with trees and their reflections.
“The inspector of our artwork had sent a letter to my parents saying it was the best artwork he had seen.” Linda said.
Residents from Arcare’s 47 aged care residences in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria created original card designs to be included in Arcare’s greeting card range for 2022-2023.
Arcare wanted to find four card designs for greeting cards for two categories – all occasion and season’s greetings.
Close to 100 paintings, sketches, watercolours, photographs, and craft projects were submitted to this year’s competition by Arcare residents and art groups.
Arcare marketing co-ordinator Megan Bailey said the winning artworks will be professionally printed as cards and distributed to Arcare residents, families and team members.
“All winners also receive a pack of cards showcasing their artworks and a gift voucher she said.
“The competition was incredibly tough due to the high calibre of submissions, the top designs were narrowed down for public voting.”
Arcare Aged Care CEO Colin Singh said competition is achieving its aim of creating a sense of pride, accomplishment and excitement among the residents.
“Residents are joining art groups and painting new artworks in anticipation for the competition,” he said.
“The talent and creativity we have seen this year continues to be amazing and we look forward to seeing who the public votes for this year.”

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