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Emporia Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® 2020 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 (amateur): Margaret Gunselman, “Snow on the Roses”
  • Best of Show (professional): John King, “Fly Away”
  • People’s Choice (amateur): Paul Johnston, “Prairie Wild Flower”
  • People’s Choice (professional): Karen Wiley, “Waterlily”
  • Judge’s Choice (amateur): Joan Butts, “Basket of Flowers” (shown right)
  • Judge’s Choice (professional): Karen Wiley, “Poinsettia1” (shown below)
  • Christmas (amateur): Joan Butts, “Santa”
  • Christmas (professional): Karen Wiley, “Poinsettia1”
  • Drawing (amateur): Nancy McKinzie, “Colors of a Kansas Sunset”
  • Fiber Arts (amateur): Lorraine Morton, “Double Wedding Ring Lap Afghan”
  • Painting (amateur): Lorraine Morton, “Mountain Memories”
  • Painting (professional): John King, “Moonlite Monarch”
  • Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Herbert Morton, “Arch Bridge with Pedestrian Walk” (shown at top)
  • Photography (amateur): Margaret Gunselman, “Snow on the Roses”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Karen Wiley, “Eggscellent Spring”
  • Quilting: Machine Stitched (amateur): Joan Butts, “Love the 30s”
  • Quilting: Hand-Stitched (amateur): Joan Butts, “Basket of Flowers”

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. The 2021 calendar marks the 40th anniversary for the Art is Ageless program.

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.

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