Salina Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Ruby McBee, Art is Ageless® Winner

Ruby McBee,
Art is Ageless® Winner

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

“Art is Ageless is not just an event we have, it’s an integral part of the experience of living at Salina Presbyterian Manor,” said Kim Fair, marketing director.  “The diversity of the artwork is as exciting as the stories of the people who create it.”[clear]

Winners in the Salina Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show: Ruby McBee, “French Braid Queen-Sized Quilt”
  • People’s Choice:  Ruby McBee, “French Braid Queen-Sized Quilt”
  • Christmas (amateur): Kathleen Leckband, “Christmas Journey”
  • Drawing (amateur): Harry Flynn, “Mardi Gras”
  • Fiber Arts (amateur): Kristy Yenkey, “Afternoon at the Lake”
  • Mixed Media (amateur): Carol Vineyard, “Summer Blossoms”
  • Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Guy Reinbold, “Rainbow Trout”
  • Quilting (amateur): Ruby McBee, “French Braid Queen-Sized Quilt”
  • Quilting (professional): Kristy Yenkey, “Lilly Pulizter comes to Kansas”
  • Painting (amateur): Betty Worrell, “Spring Fling”
  • Needlework (amateur): Kathleen Tremblay, “Country Heartland”
  • Photography (amateur): Betty Worrell, “The Hidden Hogwart”

Local competition winners will be featured on Salina Presbyterian Manor’s website,, and will join winners from 17 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece 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 Salina 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.

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. 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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