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 Jami Colson, 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 Topeka Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:
Best of Show: Agnes Burns, “Watercolor,” Painting
Judge’s Choice: Barbara Reser, “Eternity II,” Mixed Media/Crafts (professional)
People’s Choice: Lowell W. Wendland, “Plastic Craft Ferris Wheel,” Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur)
Christmas (professional): Barbara Fuller, “Three Wise Men”
Drawing (professional): Charles E. Moore, “Quilted Butterfly”
Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Charles E. Moore, “Hippo-Drama Clock”
Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur): Carrie Magill, “Lyra”
Needlework (amateur): Barbara J. Edwards, “Apple Cider”
Painting (professional): Esther May, “Early Snow”
Painting (amateur): Harland Dietz, “The Golden Years”
Quilting (amateur): Phil Stone, “Two United in One”
Sculpture/3-D (professional): Charles E. Moore, “Altered Book But Not the Word”
Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Marjorie “Marge” Atkins, “Hand Built Clay Objects”
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.
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 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.