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Emporia Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® 2019 winners

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.”

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

  • Best of Show-Professional: John King, “Nature’s Colors”
  • Best of Show-Amateur: Sarah Nix, “Italian Dreams”
  • People’s Choice-Professional: John King, “Moth”
  • People’s Choice-Amateur: Nancy McKinzie, “Fence with a View”
  • Judge’s Choice-Professional: John King, “Moth”
  • Judge’s Choice-Amateur: Nancy McKinzie, “Floral”
  • Christmas-Amateur: Nona Thompson, “In the Midst of the Night”
  • Drawing-Amateur: Nancy McKinzie, “Ducks in Flight”
  • Fiber Arts-Amateur: Lorraine Morton, “Captain America Crochet Afghan”
  • Painting-Amateur: Paul Johnston, “Burr Oak Leaves”
  • Painting-Professional: John King, “Nature’s Colors”
  • Sculpture/3-D-Amateur: Jimmy Nix, “Tool Box”
  • Photography-Amateur: Margaret Gunselman, “Greeting the Morning”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts-Amateur: Vernon McKinzie, “Wooden Box”
  • Quilting-Amateur: Joan Butts, “It’s Blue and 30”

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 selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note 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.

PHOTOS: Jimmy Nix (top, left) won multiple awards at the Art Is Ageless competition. Nancy McKinzie (top, right) won first place for "Ducks in Flight" in the Drawing-Amateur category.

Shown in the bottom photo, John King's painting, "Nature's Colors," received first place in the Painting-Professional category and earned Best of Show-Professional. John's other painting, "Moth," earned the People's Choice-Professional award and Judge's Choice-Professional award.

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