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Emporia Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Emporia Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2021 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page.

“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): Sarah Nix, “Peaceful Retreat” (top, left)
  • Best of Show (professional): Karen Wiley, “Fallcones” (top, right)
  • People’s Choice (amateur): Ken Suchy, “Mabry Mill”
  • People’s Choice (professional): John King, “Friends” (right, top)
  • Judge’s Choice (amateur): Joan Butts, “Purr”fic Friends” (right)
  • Judge’s Choice (professional): Steve Barnard, “Flying with Grandpa” (bottom, right middle)
  • Christmas (amateur): Paul Johnston, “Poinsettias” (bottom, left bottom)
  • Painting (amateur): Sarah Nix, “The Door” (bottom, right top)
  • Painting (professional): Steve Barnard, “Flying with Grandpa”
  • Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Herbert Morton, “Hale’s Trestle” (bottom, left top)
  • Sculpture/3-D (professional): Steve Barnard, “Alien Aviator” (bottom, left middle)
  • Photography (amateur): Ken Suchy, “Mabry Mill”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur): Lorraine Morton, “Manny Maskateer”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Karen Wiley, “Fallcones”
  • Quilting: Machine Stitched (amateur): Joan Butts, “Purr”fic Friends”
  • Quilting: Hand Stitched (amateur): Nancy McKinzie, “Butterfly Wall Hanging” (bottom, right bottom)
  • Needlework (amateur): Margaret Gunselman, “Knitted Scarf”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 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.

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