Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless juried competition.
“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Tara Clawson, 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.”
For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Winners in the juried competition were:
Best of Show: Max Allison, “North Country Moose”
People’s Choice: Elsie Tipton, “Buttons and Bows”
Judge’s Choice: Gerry Matney, “Handmade”
Christmas: Pat Powell, “Christmas Fun”
Drawing: Virginia McConnell, “I Love You So Much”
Mixed Media: Faye Doyle, “Poppin’ Poppies”
Needlework: Donna Thompson, “12 Days of Christmas”
Painting: Joyce Guinty, “Bumper Crop”
Photography: Virginia McConnell, “Rain on Thirsty Roses”
Quilting: Gerry Matney, “Handmade”
Sculpture/3-D: Max Allison, “North Country Moose”
Local competition winners will join winners from 17 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level may be selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.
Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs. It encourages Wichita Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through the annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.