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 2020 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.
Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older. Competition pieces and 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. More than 190 pieces were judged at the masterpiece level for inclusion in the calendar and Art is Ageless greeting cards.
The Best of Show – Professional winner is Juanita Rapp-Wyman with her drawing “Farmer Working on his Irrigation Pump.” Rapp-Wyman entered the competition at Farmington Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Mo. The Best of Show – Amateur winner is Sharon Nelson with her drawing “Golden Years, Golden Gears.” Nelson entered the competition at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, 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.
Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America that 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 16 Presbyterian Manor communities in Kansas and Missouri.
For the first time, the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar will feature 16 pull-out postcards. The chosen 2020 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting card artwork (listed 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.
Aberdeen Heights (Kirkwood, Mo.): “Ewe Belong to Me,” Diane Hootman, Fiber Arts; and “A Many Splendored World,” Toni McCoy, Mixed Media/Crafts.
Aberdeen Village (Olathe, Kan.): “Golden Years, Golden Gears,” Sharon Nelson, Drawing; “Eagle Eye,” Sharon Nelson, Drawing; “His Majesty, The King,” Shirley Dixon, Drawing; “A Peaceful Sea Shore,” Bill Walter, Painting (P); “Power, Spirit & Beauty,” Carol Rondinelli, Drawing (G); “Rutting,” Cecil Mashburn, Painting (G); and “A Mother’s Love,” Cecil Mashburn, Drawing (G).
Arkansas City: “Quilter’s Heaven,” Leta Sherwood, Quilting; “Hedge Apple Bouquet,” LaVona Morrison, Mixed Media/Crafts (P); and “River Rock Climbing,” Marjorie Swaim, Drawing (P).
Clay Center: “Sunset,” Fern Turner, Photography; “Total Eclipse,” Frances Benson, Quilting (G); “Red Bird,” and Marjorie Grator, Drawing (G).
Emporia: “Burr Oak Leaves,” Paul Johnston, Painting; “Fence with a View,” Nancy McKinzie, Painting (P); “Greeting the Morning,” Margaret Gunselman, Photography (P); “Italian Dreams,” Sarah Nix, Painting (G).
Farmington: “Farmer Working on his Irrigation Pump,” Juanita Rapp-Wyman, Drawing; “Hometown Winter,” Gary Jones, Christmas; “Gone Fishing,” Helen Kripplaben, Needlework; “Beauty and the Fleece,” Vada Galvan, Painting; “Blue-Eyed Cat,” Barbara Stanfield, Drawing; “Abstract Family,” E. Dean Burns, Sculpture/3-D (P); “Canal at Navares,” DeeAnne Hansen, Painting (P); “Canopied Path at Oak Alley,” Juanita Rapp-Wyman, Photography (P); and “Hey, Virginia, It’s Me!,” Vada Galvan, Christmas (G).
Fort Scott: “Carpenters Bluff Bridge,” Paul Milks, Photography; “Church on the Mountain Side,” Glenda Stevicks, Painting; “Nature,” Tony Fornelli, Sculpture/3-D; “Bright Journey,” Carolyn Munsell, Fiber Arts (P); and “His Name is Jesus,” Charlotte Kite, Needlework (G).
Fulton: “Bee on Geranium,” Carol Bramon, Photography; “Summer Flowers,” Mary Kate Saltzman, Painting (G); and “Morning Glory,” Carol Bramon, Painting (G).
Lawrence: “Onions II,” Jewell Willhite, Painting; and “Thomas Christmas Stocking,” Rick Prosser, Christmas.
Manor of the Plains: “Rodeo,” Mary Anne Hendrix, Painting; “Spring Time,” Donna Emil, Needlework; and “Twelve Days of Christmas,” Karen Ring, Christmas.
Newton: “The Barn,” Arlys Schwabauer, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Sculptural Tree,” Lois Hamilton, Sculpture/3-D; “Golden Christmas Glow,” R. Allan Lister, Christmas (G); and “Cathedral,” R. Allan Lister, Mixed Media/Crafts (G).
Parsons: “Indian Maiden,” Doris Yeoman, Needlework; “Piano Twiglette,” Joan Allen, Painting; “Louie,” Jane Parish, Painting; “Red for the Holidays,” Joan Allen, Christmas (G); and “Old-Timers Car & Barn,” Lyn Kirk, Painting (G).
Rolla: “Native American Whimsey,” Margaret Moll, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Presence,” Sophia deLaat, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Reflections of the Book of Kells,” Russ Biros, Sculpture/3-D (P); and “Ozark Creek,” Rosalie Bolon, Painting (G).
Salina: “Midsummer Day,” Eva Lankhorst, Painting; “Batik on Ginwashi Paper,” Don Lloyd, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Poinsettia & Fabric,” Marie Robinson, Christmas; “Miss Lilly of the Pond,” Cary Brinegar, Photography (P); and “042118,” Cary Brinegar, Drawing (P).
Topeka: “Jasper the Peacock,” Dorothy Jeffries, Sculpture/3-D; “Stormy Sky,” Ron Persing, Painting (P); and “A Fuchsia Spring,” Pauline Knittel, Painting (G).
Wichita: “Lamp and Tea Kettle,” Skip Kreibach, Painting; “I Decided to Follow Him,” Pam Hayes, Mixed Media/Crafts; “Church Mouse,” Laura Anne Samson, Christmas; “Solitude,” Sandra Shryack, Painting (P); “Old Forge,” Maria Ctibor, Needlework (P); “Teach,” C. Jean Stahl, Mixed Media/Crafts (P); “Scottish Skies,” Necia Rillema, Painting (G); “A Christmas Ornament,” Kay Rogers, Christmas (G); and “Bird of Paradise,” Mark Ward, Painting (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.