Art is Ageless® winners announced

Sculpture/3-D (amateur) winner, “Duck Collection” by Donna McAllister.

Sculpture/3-D (amateur) winner, “Duck Collection” by Donna McAllister.

Topeka 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 Danica Loftin, Art is Ageless coordinator. “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 Topeka Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show (professional): Jack Renander, “Nantucket Bay”
Best of Show (amateur): Donna McAllister, “Duck Collection”
Drawing (amateur): Carrie Magill, “Lyra Study II”
Drawing (professional): Charles Moore, “Zentangle Elephant”
Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur): Carrie Magill, “Reflection”
Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Charles Moore, “The Recycled Edge”
Needlework (amateur): Carol Biswell, “Fire & Ice”
Painting (amateur): John Reinecke, “The Seamstress”
Painting (professional): Jack Renander, “Nantucket Bay”
Photography (amateur): Christian Kramer, “At Rest”
Quilting (amateur): Mary Harrison, “Dr. Seuss Lap Quilt”
Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Donna McAllister, “Duck Collection”
Sculpture/3-D (professional): Deena Rood, “12-inch Basil Vase”

Local competition winners will join winners from 16 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.

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 PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

The Art is Ageless program encourages Topeka 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.