SPM AiA Masterpiece Level Winners 2021

Nine Salina-area artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Palingenesis of Pulsars and Planets Part 1, Craig Boyers, Salina Presbyterian Manor

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has announced the winners of its annual, system-wide Art is Ageless® competition. The works of more than 60 senior artists from Kansas and Missouri will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.

Monthly Calendar, Phyllis Johnson, Salina Presbyterian Manor

Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. Competition pieces and works must have been completed in the past five years. To be eligible for PMMA’s masterpiece level competition, artists entered a juried competition at one of 15 Presbyterian Manor communities in Kansas and Missouri.

Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only. More than 160 pieces were judged at the masterpiece level for inclusion in the calendar and Art is Ageless greeting cards.

Keepsake Box, William Andrews, Salina Presbyterian Manor

The Best of Show – Professional winner is Carol Rondinelli with her drawing “Just Me and Teddy in a Strange World.”  Rondinelli entered the competition at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kan. The Best of Show – Amateur winner is Jan Warren with her quilt “Book Shelf Quilt.”  Warren entered the competition at Salina Presbyterian Manor in Salina, Kan.

The Art is Ageless program includes art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions on PMMA campuses throughout the year.

Just a Splash of Red, Carol Keeler, Salina Presbyterian Manor

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America that started in 1980. The program is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

The 2022 Art is Ageless calendar will again feature 16 pull-out postcards. The chosen 2022 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting card artwork (below) includes amateur and professional entries selected from winning entries in nine categories. Postcards are marked with a (P) following their name. Greeting card winners are denoted with a (G) following their name.

Watch Your Tail, Glen Knak, Salina Presbyterian Manor

Salina: “Keepsake Box,” William Andrews, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Palingenesis of Pulsars and Planets Part 1,” Craig Boyers, Painting (P); “Monthly Calendar,” Phyllis Johnson, Needlework (P); “Just a Splash of Red,” Carol Keeler, Quilting; “Watch Your Tail,” Glenn Knak, Sculpture/3-D; “Irresistible Iris,” Jean Fritz, Painting (G); “Saint Nick,” Dan Norman, Christmas (G).

The winners and 28 additional honorable mention amateur works may be viewed online at ArtIsAgeless.org. The honorable mention works were selected to highlight the work of amateur and resident artists throughout the Presbyterian Manor system.

Irresistible Iris, Jean Fritz, Salina Presbyterian Manor

Saint Nick, Dan Norman, Salina Presbyterian Manor

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