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Salina announces Art is Ageless® 2019 winners

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

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Jenni Jones, director of sales and marketing. “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 Salina Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show-Amateur: Wayne Keeler, “Fierce Guardian”
  • Best of Show-Professional: Velda Becker, “Farm Girl”
  • People’s Choice-Amateur: Eva Lankhorst, “Midsummer’s Day”
  • People’s Choice-Professional: Donna Morgenstern, “Our Victorian Lady of Kansas”
  • Judge’s Choice-Amateur: Marie Robinson, “Two Sunflowers”
  • Judge’s Choice-Professional: Donna Morgenstern, “Our Victorian Lady of Kansas”
  • Christmas-Amateur: Honorable Mention-Carol Keeler, “A Child is Born,” Joyce Roe, “Ho, Ho, Ho;” First Place: Marie Robinson, “Poinsettia & Fabric;” Second Place: Kathleen Tremblay, “Yuletide Village;” Third Place: Susan Guest, “Santa with Baby Cradle & Newest Addition”
  • Drawing-Amateur: First Place: Joyce Roe, “Thistle and Friend;” Second Place: Wayne Keeler, “You Talking to Me?” Third Place: Sylvia Phillips, “Ducks on Book”
  • Fiber Arts-Amateur: Betty Worrel, “Pansies”
  • Fiber Arts-Professional: First Place: Donna Morgenstern, “Our Victorian Lady of Kansas;” Second Place: Pamela Meehan, “Tapestry”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts-Amateur: Honorable Mention: Janice Stoufer, “Bird in a Cage,” Frances Krahl, “Sweet Swirls;” First Place: Don Lloyd, “Batik on Ginwashi Paper;” Second Place: Don Schroeder, “Silver Doctor;” Third Place: Nancy Jo Leachman, “Co-Exist”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts-Professional: First Place: Velda Becker, “Cotton;” Second Place: Pamela Meehan, “Heirloom in Silk”
  • Needlework-Amateur: First Place: Carol Keeler, “Baby it’s Cold Outside;” Second Place: Cynthya Billinger, “Tatted Flower Doily;” Third Place: Kitty Dalon, “Slipstitch Fun”
  • Painting-Amateur: Honorable Mention: Eva Lankhorst, “Midsummers Day,” Perry Hunsley, “Let’s Party,” Marie Robinson, “Kansas Flint Hills,” Sue Vince, “Grandma’s Attic Treasures,” Don Lloyd, “Girl Walking in the Rain,” Sharon Weese, “Uncle Sam,” Jim Rodriquez, “Spring Has Come,” Laverne McWhorter, “Farm Piece,” Myrna Smith, “Patriotic Flowers;” First Place: Wayne Keeler, “Fierce Guardian;” Second Place: Marie Robinson, “Two Sunflowers;” Third Place: Wayne Keeler, “Emerging Giant”
  • Painting-Professional: First Place: Barbara Culley, “Anna;” Second Place: Mary Ann Tanking, “Prairie;” Third Place: Marla Ames Kuiper, “Say What?”
  • Photography-Amateur: Susie Guest, “Clipper Ship, St. Lucia, Pitons”
  • Photography-Professional: First Place: Cary Brinegar, “Miss Lilly of the Pond;” Second Place: Gerald Karnes, “Sunset Over the Kaw;” Third Place: Gerald Karnes, “Milkweed Fluff”
  • Quilting-Amateur: First Place: Jan Brax, “Merry Merry Christmas Throw;” Second Place: Ruby McBee, “Pink Baby Blocks Quilt;” Third Place: Anita Phye, “I Pledge Allegiance”
  • Quilting-Professional: First Place: Velda Becker, “Farm Girl;” Second Place: Kristi Yenkey, “Mediterranean Hexagons;” Third Place: Martha Oakes, “Pony Express Map”
  • Sculpture/3-D-Amateur: First Place: Jeff Denton, “Walnut Bowl;” Second Place: Jeff Denton, “Knotty Ash Bowl”
  • Sculpture/3-D-Professional: First Place: Gerald Karnes, “Country Parson;” Second Place: Robert Peck, “Bad Moon Rising”

Local competition winners will join winners from 16 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America 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 Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. 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.

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.

PHOTOS: left to right, Gretchen Morgenstern’s "Victorian Lady of Kansas" (awarded judge's choice-professional); best of show-professional winner Velda Becker; best of show-amateur winner Wayne Keeler; judge's choice-amateur winner Marie Robinson; Don Lloyd, first place winner in the mixed media-amateur category.

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