Kansas City Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Monet “Water Lilies” by Ethel Patterson.

Monet “Water Lilies” by Ethel Patterson.

Kansas City Presbyterian Manor recently held a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We think the competition gets harder for the judges every year,” said Charley Lewis, marketing director. “The diversity of entries is exciting and the talent represented in the exhibit is different every year.”

First place winners in the Kansas City Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition are:

People’s Choice: Viola Dunn, “Published Book on Family Heritage & History”

  • Judges’ Choice: Bill Donaldson, “Lobster Quilt”
  • Best in Show: Ed Steward, “Drawings of Famous People”
  • Quilting: Bill Donaldson, “Fire & Ice Quilt”
  • Painting:
    • Watercolor: Veone Grip, “Lily”
    • Acrylic:
      • Ethel Patterson, “Winter”
      • Bobbie Patterson, “Clark Stone Mill”
    • Salt Water Colors: Leland Taylor, “Untitled”
    • Monet “Water Lilies”: Ethel Patterson
    • Water Color Hearts: Patricia Super

For a complete list of winners, click here.

Local competition winners will join winners from 17 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the systemwide level. Winning entries at the systemwide level may be selected for publication in PMMA’s annual 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.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program encourages Kansas City 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.

Art is Ageless began 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. Residents and friends of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.

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