Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has announced the winners of its annual, system-wide Art is Ageless® competition. The works of more than 50 senior artists from Kansas and Missouri will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.
Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. Competition pieces and works must have been completed in the past five years. Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only. More than 180 pieces were judged at the masterpiece level for inclusion in the calendar and Art is Ageless greeting cards.
The Best in Show – Professional winner is Anita Aslup with her painting “Grateful.” Alsup entered the competition at Farmington Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Mo. The Best in Show – Amateur winner is Wayne Keeler with his painting “Wait for It.” Keeler entered the competition at Salina Presbyterian Manor in Salina, Kan.
The Art is Ageless program includes art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions on PMMA campuses throughout the year.
Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America that 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.
To be eligible for PMMA’s masterpiece level competition, artists entered a juried competition at one of 17 Presbyterian Manor communities in Kansas and Missouri. The chosen 2019 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting card artwork (below) includes amateur and professional entries selected from winning entries in nine categories. Greeting card winners are denoted with a (G) following their name.
Aberdeen Heights: “Doodle Bugs,” Marianne Phillips, Mixed Media/Crafts.
Aberdeen Village: “Snowbird,” Peggy Elliott, Painting; “Kansas Sunflowers,” Carol Rondinelli, Drawing; “Memories By The Old Milk House,” Kay Ruen, Drawing; “Christmas Among the Birch Trees,” Shirley Dixon, Christmas (G).
Arkansas City: “Crossroads,” Wilda Buffo, Quilting; “Storm Is Coming,” Virginia McConnell, Drawing; “Morning Fog,” Marjorie Swaim, Drawing.
Clay Center: “Ageless,” Arlene Habluetzel, Painting; “Patriotic,” Janet Heigele, Quilting; “Iwo Jima,” Wayne VanSickle, 3-D/Sculpture.
Emporia: “Fisherman’s Shack at Sunset,” Paul Johnston, Painting; “Bubbles,” John King, Painting; “The Changing Beauty of Spring,” George Walters, Painting; “Beautiful Christmas Night,” Nona Thompson, Christmas; “Wild, Wild Roses,” Kay Smalley, Drawing (G): “Walk in the Woods,” John King, Painting (G).
Farmington: “Grateful,” Anita Alsup, Painting; “Anticipation,” Vada Galvan, Painting; “Serenity,” Janet Kraus, Painting; “Two Red Apples,” Barbara Stanfield, Drawing; “Grandpa and His Granddaughters Feeding the Horses,” Juantia Rapp Wyman, Drawing; “Bouquet of Flowers,” June Yoder, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Train,” Carl Hinds, Mixed Media/Crafts (G); “Christmas Winter Wonderland, Lucille Butchart, Christmas (G).
Fort Scott: “Welcoming Lights,” Aggie Keesling, Painting; “Barnyard Beauties,” Helen Nuzum, Quilting.
Fulton: “Dear Deer,” Ruth Horton, Painting; “After a Hard Day’s Work in the Garden,” Richard McKinney, Painting.
Lawrence: “Welcome,” Charlotte Neese, Painting; “Meditation,” Linda Troxel, Scuplture/3-D.
Manor of the Plains: “My Country Tis of Thee,” Joanne Clarke, Painting; “Deer,” Mary Ford, Drawing; “3 Girls,” Mary Anne Hendrix, Painting; “Welcome,” Linnette Jones, Christmas; “Hodgeman County Barn,” William D. Herman, Scuplture/3-D (G), and “Round Table Topper,” Pat Tieben, Fiber Arts.
Newton: “Storm Is Coming,” Bob Grant, Painting; “Eighteenth Century Daily Life,” Mary Becker Smith, Photography.
Parsons: “Crowing Barnyard Rooster,” Dorothy Jeffries, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Funny Bunny,” Janice Miller, Drawing; “Elephant Quilt,” Juanita Shepard, Quilting; “Old Blue & Rust,” Lyn Kirk, Mixed Media/Crafts (G); “Spirit Lifter,” Eweleen Good, Photography (G).
Rolla: “Poppies in the Light,” Sophia deLaat, Sculpture/3-D; “Sunflowers,” Mutz Maples, Painting; “Mid Journey,” Ellen Reynolds, Painting; “Springtime Lanscape,” Phyllis Hutchison, Painting (G).
Salina: “Wait For It,” Wayne Keeler, Painting; “Rhino Landscape,” Cary Brinegar, Photography; “Old World Santa,” Kay Leckband, Needlework; “Reindeer with Santa,” Kay Leckband, Christmas (G).
Sterling: “Writing Pens,” Maurice F. Cummings, Mixed Media/Crafts.
Topeka: “Summer Fun,” Jack Taylor, Drawing; “Fan,” Frances Wood, Mixed Media/Crafts; “The Barn,” Susan Mayek, Drawing (G).
Wichita: “Gabbie Sue Christmas,” Maria Ctibor, Christmas; “Rose Garden,” Carol Davis, Drawing; “Late Night Reading,” Skip Kriebach, Painting; “Red Bird,” Kathleen McVey, Painting (G).
The winners and 28 additional honorable mention amateur works may be viewed online at ArtIsAgeless.org. The honorable mention works were selected to highlight the work of amateur artists throughout the Presbyterian Manor system.