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Art is Ageless® winners announced

Emporia Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless juried competition. Congratulations to all of our winners!

“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.”

Winners in the Emporia Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show (amateur): Nona Thompson, “Snowy River”

Best of Show (professional): Kate Rhoads, “Against the Odds”

People’s Choice (amateur): Kay Smalley, “Spring Roadside”

People’s Choice (professional): John King, “Lazy Creek”

Judge’s Choice (amateur): George Walters, “Red Bird Haven”

Judge’s Choice (professional): Kate Rhoads, “Kansas Homestead”

Christmas (amateur): George Walters, “Red Bird Haven”

Drawing (amateur): Nancy McKinzie, “Reflectious”

Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur): Richard Bennett, “My Angel”

Painting (amateur): Paul Johnston, “Gladiolus Flowers”

Painting (professional): John King, “Lazy Creek”

Photography (amateur): George Walters, “Picture”

Quilting (amateur): Joan Butts, “Grapes and Flowers”

Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Richard Bennett, “Family Tree”

Local competition winners will join winners from 17 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level may be selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. The 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.

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