Aberdeen Heights recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless juried competition.
- 1st Place – Jean von Stamwitz, “Misty Morning”
- 2nd Place (Tie) – Lee Schmeltzle, “POW”; Toni McCoy, “Scents in the New Snow”
- 1st Place – Ruth Koch, “Looking at Grandma’s Paintings”
- 2nd Place – Jean Lechner, “Joy” (Painting transferred to blanket)
- 1st Place – Nancy Lischer, “Meeting the New Neighbor”
- 2nd Place – Rudolph Catanzaro, “Early Spring Flowers”
- 1st Place – Diane Hootman, “Patchwork Knitted Throw”
- 2nd Place – Diane Hootman, “Turtleneck Sweater”
- 1st Place – Martha Kaelble, “Christmas in Bloom”
- 1st Place – Ruth Koch, “View from the Porch”
- 1st Place – Nancy Varley, “Kitchen ‘has been’ Apron”
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.
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 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.