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Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America announces Art is Ageless® winners

“Just Me and Teddy in a Strange World” by Carol Rondinelli

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has announced the winners of its annual, system-wide Art is Ageless® competition. The works of more than 60 senior artists from Kansas and Missouri will be featured in the 2022 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. To be eligible for PMMA’s masterpiece level competition, artists entered a juried competition at one of 15 Presbyterian Manor communities in Kansas and Missouri.

Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only. More than 160 pieces were judged at the masterpiece level for inclusion in the calendar and Art is Ageless greeting cards.

The Best of Show – Professional winner is Carol Rondinelli with her drawing “Just Me and Teddy in a Strange World.”  Rondinelli entered the competition at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kan. The Best of Show – Amateur winner is Jan Warren with her quilt “Book Shelf Quilt.”  Warren 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. The program is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

The 2022 Art is Ageless calendar will again feature 16 pull-out postcards. The chosen 2022 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting card artwork (below) includes amateur and professional entries selected from winning entries in nine categories. Postcards are marked with a (P) following their name. Greeting card winners are denoted with a (G) following their name.

Aberdeen Heights: “Stacking Wine Totes/Rack,” L. Michael Braig, Sculpture/3-D (P); “Fairy Flowers – Seri Style,” Martha Kaelble, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Wayland Farm Row of Pecan Trees,” Marianne Phillips, Painting (P).  

Aberdeen Village: “Carved Wood Loop,” Sam Malsbary, Sculpture/3-D; “Christmas Memories,” Sharon Nelson, Christmas; “Pumpkin Harvest,” Sharon Nelson, Drawing; “Bob’s Navy Memories,” Judy Otey, Quilting; “Tribute,” Jo Henderson, Needlework (G); “Reflection,” Aileen Moise, Drawing (G); “Kansas Girl,” Carol Rondinelli, Drawing (G).  

“Book Shelf Quilt” by Jan Warren

Arkansas City: “Shades of Color,” Wilda Buffo, Quilting (P): “Resting,” Eldon Eastman, Painting (P); “Indian Woman,” Janice Hale, Drawing; “Memories,” Virginia Ball, Quilting (G).

Clay Center: “Log Cabin Flower Garden,” Verna Lee Musselman, Quilting (pictured at the very top, middle).

Emporia: “Poinsettias,” Paul Johnston, Christmas; “Friends,” John King, Painting; “Hale’s Trestle,” Herbert Morton, Sculpture/3-D; “Mabry Mill,” Ken Suchy, Photography; “Flying with Grandpa,” Steve Barnard, Painting (G); “The Door,” Sarah Nix, Painting (G); “Peaceful Retreat,” Sarah Nix, Painting (G).  

Farmington: “Regency,” Jeanette Bishop, Quilting (P); “Butterfly on a Flower,” Jeanette Bishop, Drawing; “Hovering Over Lunch,” Vada Galvan, Painting; “Christmas Market,” Juanita Rapp Wyman, Christmas; “Tender Companions,” Anita Alsup, Painting (G); “Brotherly Love,” Anita Alsup, Painting (G); “Blooms and Ribbon,” Barbara Stanfield, Painting (G); “Curious Cow,” Juanita Rapp Wyman, Drawing (G).

Fort Scott: “Rona Rooster,” Helen Nuzum, Quilting (pictured at the very top, left); “Dragon Slayer,” Tony Fornelli, Painting (G); “Winter Mittens,” Linda Thompson, Christmas (G); “Chubbie Chicks,” Earline Foster, Quilting (G); “Weedy Sunset,” Paul Milks, Photography (G).  

Lawrence: “Morning Fishing,” Steve Dittmann, Painting.

Manor of the Plains: “My Mother,” Pat Bird, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Lovers Lane,” Linda Kobs, Painting; “Crazy Daisies,” Joan Vogel, Sculpture/3-D; “Arabesque,” Kae Bryant, Needlework (G); “Gordinia and Easter Eggs,” Susan Bunyan, Mixed Media/Crafts (G); “Hummingbird,” Gwen Rankin, Quilting (G).

Newton: “Firefly,” Joey Giblin, Painting (pictured at the very top, right); “Reflections,” Phoebe Janzen, Photography (P); “Rail Journey in Europe,” Dennis McKay, Painting; “Shell Bouquet,” Mary Goering, Mixed Media/Crafts (G); “Merry Christmas – what cheer, what cheer,” Rosie Goering, Christmas (G); “Christmas Horseman,” Terry Linenberger, Christmas (G); “Mary and Babe,” Rita Patterson, Drawing (G).

Parsons: “Fun in Snow,” JoeAnn Burris, Christmas; “House of Dreams,” Lyn Kirk, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Juicy Fruit,” Jane Parish, Drawing (P); “Sir Loin,” Jane Parish, Painting; “Bluebird,” Lorraine Evert, Painting (G).

Rolla: “Uncle Sam Santa,” David Breuer, Christmas; “Cardinal Direction,” Sophia deLaat, Mixed Media/Crafts (P); “Ave Maria,” Sophia deLaat, Sculpture/3-D; “Chocolate Delight,” Barbara Ford, Quilting (P).

Salina: “Keepsake Box,” William Andrews, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Palingenesis of Pulsars and Planets Part 1,” Craig Boyers, Painting (P); “Monthly Calendar,” Phyllis Johnson, Needlework (P); “Just a Splash of Red,” Carol Keeler, Quilting; “Watch Your Tail,” Glenn Knak, Sculpture/3-D; “Irresistible Iris,” Jean Fritz, Painting (G); “Saint Nick,” Dan Norman, Christmas (G).

Topeka: “You Light Up My Life,” Dorothy Jeffries, Sculpture/3-D; “Mountain Serenity,” Lori Weir, Painting; “Flower Bouquet,” Lori Weir, Painting (P).

Wichita: “How is my Wing Span,” Chester Bernat, Photography (P); “Birch Forest,” Duane Hanson, Drawing (P); “Contemplation,” Skip Kreibach, Painting; “Blue Herons in Love,” Cheryl Myer, Painting (P); “Texas Country Shelter,” Necia Rillema, Painting; “Christmas Bells,” Mark Ward, Christmas; “Keeper of the Plains,” Noah Welsch, Mixed Media/Crafts (P); “Bob’s Black and White,” Karen Funcheon, Quilting (G); “Field of Flowers,” Nancy Kreibach, Quilting (G); “Behind the Front,” Cassandra Smith, Mixed Media/Crafts (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 and resident artists throughout the Presbyterian Manor system.

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