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Emporia Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners - 2022

Emporia Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2022 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page,

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Andraya Taber, 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: Paul Johnston, “Cluster of Autumn Leaves”

Best of Show professional: David Mai, “174 Acres Dry Land”

People’s Choice amateur: Paul Johnston, “Cluster of Autumn Leaves”

People’s Choice professional: Kate Rhoads, “Lost”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Margaret Gunselman, “Hope in Isolation”

Judge’s Choice professional: Steve Barnard, “Blowfish III”

Christmas amateur: Jerry Hugunin, “The Catalog”

Drawing amateur: Lisa Morrison, “Quinn”

Drawing professional: David Milford, “The Making of America”

Fiber Arts amateur: Lorraine Morton, “Anndy”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Jimmie Nix, “Indian Flute”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: David Mai, “Cow Gazing at Fence”

Needlework amateur: Margaret Gunselman, “Blue Dreams”

Painting amateur: Paul Johnston, “Cluster of Autumn Leaves”

Painting professional: John King, “Kansas Windmill”

Photography amateur: Margaret Gunselman, “Hope in Isolation”

Quilting - Machine-stitched amateur: Joan Butts, “Princess”

Quilting - Hand-stitched amateur: Joan Butts, “Summer Bouquet”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Herbert Morton, “Brobdingnagian Arch Bridge”

Sculpture/3-D professional: David Mai, “174 Acres Dry Land”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA® (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) senior living 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 PMMA. 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.

PMMA’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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