Emporia Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.
“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Crystal Stock, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”
In this photo, right, John King poses with his pieces “Walk in the Woods,” which is People’s Choice Professional, and “Bubbles,” which was Best in Show Professional. In the photo at the top, Nancy McKinzie posed with her fiber arts piece “Spring Bouquet” which was Judge’s Choice Amateur.
Winners in the Emporia Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:
- Best of Show: John King, “Bubbles”
- People’s Choice: John King, “Walk in the Woods”
- Judge’s Choice: John King, “Bubbles”
- Painting: John King, “Walk in the Woods”
- Best of Show: Paul Johnston, “Fisherman Shack at Sunset”
- People’s Choice: George Walters, “Changing Beauty of Spring”
- Judge’s Choice: Nancy McKinzie, “Spring Bouquet”
- Christmas: Nona Thompson, “Beautiful Christmas Night”
- Drawing: Kay Smalley, “Wild, Wild Roses”
- Fiber Arts: Lorraine Morton, “Baby Makes 3”
- Painting: Nancy McKinzie, “Kansas Colors”
- Photography: Margaret Gunselman, “Monarch on Milkweed”
- Quilting: Joan Butts, “Rose Wreath”
Local competition winners will join winners from 16 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.
Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program encourages Emporia Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.