Five winning artists in Wichita Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2023 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).
“Bella,” a Drawing entry by Janet Aiken, “Maggie,” a Painting entry by Maria Engelhardt, “2 Chickens,” a Drawing entry by Jeanie Schirmer, and “Llama ‘Bad Hair Day,’” a Painting by Sharon Zimmerman, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.
Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 14 other PMMA® communities. More than 170 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.
“Waiting for Santa,” a Christmas entry by Carolyn Jean Stahl, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.
“Kerry Bog,” a Painting entry by Patti Doll, and “The Dove of Peace,” a Christmas entry by Nancy Luttrell, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.
“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Amy Watson, life enrichment director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of senior artists. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”
A copyrighted program of PMMA, Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.
PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Wichita Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.
Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.