We want to start out by saying thank you to all the artists who entered and to our three judges. This year our judges were Paisley Howerton/CEO of the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce, Arty Hicks/employee with the CourierTraveler newspaper and Chris Todd, a quilter referral from Field to Fabric in Winfield, Kan. This year more than 40 entries were submitted and more than 75 people came to view the artwork.
In this year’s competition, there were nine categories, including; mixed media, photography, Christmas, fiber arts, sculpture/3D, drawing, painting, quilting and needlework.
The Art is Ageless calendar began in 1981. At that time, it was only open to residents and employees over age 65. Through the years, the artwork has been turned into note cards, Christmas, birthday, sympathy, and anniversary cards. The competition was first opened up to the public in 2006.
All first-place winners will have their information and artwork submitted for final judging to be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless calendar.
Professional Drawings: 1st place – Jean Swanson – Reflections of Fall
Amateur Drawings: 1st Place – Marjorie Swaim – River Rock Climbing
Professional Paintings: 1st place – Nancy Holman – Spent Tulips
Amateur Paintings: 1st place – Eldon Eastman – Spotting Potential
Needlework: 1st place – Lila Teufel – Knitters Vest
Sculpture/3D category: 1st place – Dr. Steve Swaim – Annie Smokely
Mixed Media: 1st place – Sharon Ternes – Sweet Grapes of Love
Photography: 1st place – Virginia McConnell – Last Harvest
Christmas: 1st place – Donna Eastman – Jewelry Christmas Tree
Quilting: 1st place – Pat Powell – Magnusson Quartermania
- Betty Harris – Table Runner
- Eldon Eastman – Tom
- Jean Swanson – God’s Creation
Judge’s Choice: LaVona Morrison – Hedge Apple Bouquet
Best of Show: Pat Powell – Magnusson Quartermania
People’s Choice: Leta Sherwood – Quilters Heaven