Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America announces Art is Ageless® 2017 winners

WICHITA, Kan. –Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has announced the winners of its annual, system-wide Art is Ageless® competition. The works of more than 50 senior artists from Kansas and Missouri will be featured in the 2018 Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only.

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.

To be eligible for PMMA’s masterpiece level competition, artists entered a juried competition at one of 17 Presbyterian Manor communities in Kansas and Missouri. The 2018 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting card artwork will include amateur and professional entries selected from winning entries in nine categories. Greeting card winners are denoted with a (G) following their name.


  • “Red Bird Haven,” George Walters, Emporia
  • “Primary Pine Trees Light-up the Snowy Landscape,” Juanita Rapp Wyman, Farmington
  • “Merry Mary,” Joan Allen, Parsons
  • “Winter Bliss,” Dennis D. McKay, Wichita
  • “Acrylic Painting Church,” Marjorie Grater (G), Clay Center
  • “Christmas/Plaza Lights,” Jack Royce Smithson (G), Lawrence
  • “Rustic Christmas Tree,” Nancy Korinek (G), Parsons
  • “Here We Are!,” Kay Leckband (G), Salina


  • “Here’s Looking At You,” Shirley Dixon, Aberdeen Village
  • “Striking,” Carol Rondinelli, Aberdeen Village
  • “I Love You So Much,” Virginia McConnell, Arkansas City
  • “Morning Light,” Susan E. Corvick, Farmington
  • “Evening,” Victoria Gallagher Cummings, Farmington
  • “A History Lesson,” Aaron “Skip” Smith, Fort Scott
  • “Cowboy Drawing,” Cecil E. Mashburn, Lawrence
  • “Gwendoline (Giraffe),” Joanne Clarke, Manor of the Plains
  • “Zentangle Elephant,” Charles E. Moore, Topeka
  • “No Parking,” Fredric Cowart, Wichita

Fiber Arts:

  • “Moon Over the Mississippi,” Dianne Dickerson, Farmington
  • “Grandpa Gus,” Velda Becker, Salina

Mixed Media/Crafts:

  • “Gourd Farmer & Banker,” Wayne Hafner, Clay Center
  • “September Evening,” Dottie Daugherty, Lawrence
  • “Blue Angel,” Alice Sweany, Manor of the Plains
  • “Pressed Flower Notecards,” Carol M. Friesen, Newton
  • “Occasional Table,” Sandra Ford, Rolla
  • “Crystal Decanter with Orchids & Grapes,” Jeanette Peroli Eklund, Salina
  • “Reflection,” Carrie Magill, Topeka


  • “First Song,” Helen Kripplaben, Farmington
  • “Autumn in New England,” Kay Johnson, Sterling
  • “Bouquet of Magnolia,” Twila Butts (G), Aberdeen Village


  • “Misty Morning,” Jean von Stamwitz, Aberdeen Heights
  • “Bumper Crop,” Joyce Guinty, Arkansas City
  • “Gladiolus Flowers,” Paul Johnston, Emporia
  • “Against the Odds,” Kate Rhoads, Emporia
  • “Goldfinch and Sunflower,” Rita Francis, Farmington
  • “Oh God! Oh Country!,” Janet Kraus, Farmington
  • “Sun Up to Sun Down,” Aggie Keesling, Fort Scott
  • “Alley Spring Mill,” Wanda Wickell, Fulton
  • “It’s Just a Stones Throw,” Janice Miller, Parsons
  • “Sunflowers,” Mary Ann Tanking, Salina
  • “The Seamstress,” John P. Reinecke, Topeka
  • “Navy Pier,” Maria Ctibor, Wichita
  • “Red Pear,” Henry “Skip” Kreibach, Wichita
  • “Helen’s Iris,” Arlene Habluetzel (G), Clay Center
  • “Above & Beyond,” Iris Vincent (G),  Farmington
  • “Old Friend,” Mary Anne Hendrix (G), Manor of the Plains
  • “The Pianist,” Velera Adams (G), Newton
  • “Marigold Delight,” Constance Gehring (G), Newton
  • “Beauty of Nature,” Jacquelyn J. Wynn (G),  Rolla
  • “Untitled Abstract,” Don Caviness (G), Sterling
  • “Nantucket Bay,” Jack W. Renander (G), Topeka


  • “Conflict,” Max V. Good, Parsons


  • “Evening Star – Feathered Star,” Nancy Kreibach, Wichita
  • “Harvest,” Carolyn Habighorst, Aberdeen Village
  • “Handmade Quilt,” Gerry Matney, Arkansas City
  • “Grandma’s Kitchen,” Velda Becker (G), Salina


  • “Hunting Hawk,” Vincent Burghart, Manor of the Plains
  • “Wire Tree,” Lois Hamilton, Newton
  • “Bookmatched Claro Walnut Table with Floating Top,” Hugh Charles, Parsons
  • “12-inch Tall ‘Basil’ Vase,” Deena Rood, Topeka

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with 17 locations in Kansas and Missouri. Learn more at

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