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Emporia Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Emporia Presbyterian Manor is excited to announce the winners of its recent Art is Ageless® juried competition and exhibit.

“We’re honored that local seniors allowed us to exhibit and judge their wonderful works,” said Andraya Taber, senior living sales director. “Art is Ageless is unique because it only features the works of artists who are 65 and over.” Our artists prove it’s never too late to create art, in any form.

Emporia Presbyterian Manor hosted a reception for the winning artists listed here:

Best of Show amateur: Karen Wiley, “Patchwork Pitcher”
Best of Show professional: Nancy Pontius, “Flint Hills Reverie”
People’s Choice amateur: Joan Butts, “Evening Star”
People’s Choice professional: John King, “Content Lions”
Judge’s Choice amateur: Paul Johnston, “Trumpet Flowers”
Judge’s Choice professional: David Mai, “Landplate Crazy Quilt”
Christmas amateur: Larry Matson, “Warm Drinks”
Drawing professional: Nancy Pontius, “Flint Hills Reverie”
Fiber Arts amateur: Lorraine Morton, “Martha’s Sweater”
Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Larry Matson, “Lidded Jar for Cowboy Cookies”
Mixed Media/Crafts professional: David Mai, “Chronicles of Big Chief Tablet”
Needlework amateur: Joan Butts, “Garden Flowers”
Painting amateur: Paul Johnston, “Trumpet Flowers”
Painting professional: Steve Barnard, “Granny’s Grocery Getter”
Quilting: machine stitched amateur: Joan Butts, “Evening Star”
Quilting: hand-stitched amateur: Carolyn Perry, “Heart Baby Quilt”
Sculpture/3-D amateur: Larry Matson, “Nightblooms”
Sculpture/3-D professional: David Mai, “Landplate Crazy Quilt”

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. The program encourages Emporia Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition.

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