Wichita Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2023 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.
“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 artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”
Winners in the Wichita Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:
Best of Show professional: John Ellert, “Between Sea and Sky”
Best of Show amateur: Donna Walter, “Birds”
People’s Choice: Richard Haden, “Sitting in Spring”
Christmas amateur: Carolyn Jean Stahl, “Dashing through the Snow”
Christmas professional: Janet Butler, “Christmas’ Glow”
Drawing amateur: Maria Engelhardt, “Oaklee”
Drawing professional: Patt Sharpe, “Kansas Sunshine”
Fiber Arts amateur: Deborah Derber, “Friends”
Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Carolyn Jean Stahl, “My Favorite Memories”
Needlework amateur: Karen Funcheon, “Hermosa Handbag”
Painting amateur: Mary Jane Ihde McNeal, “Knocker #1”
Painting professional: Skip Kreibach, “Partial Eclipse’”
Photography amateur: Charles Cummins, “Ring Neck Pheasant”
Photography professional: LaVerne Klassen, “Covered Bridge”
Quilting amateur: Karen Funcheon, “Peggy Sue”
Sculpture/3-D amateur: Phillip Lovchik, “Moving Camp”
Sculpture/3-D professional: Deb Thomas, “St. Francis of Assisi”
Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®) senior living communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.
Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of PMMA®. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.