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Salina announces Art is Ageless 2018 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:

  • People’s Choice (amateur): Wayne Keeler, “Wait for It”
  • People’s Choice (professional): Gerald Karnes, “Super Moon”
  • Best of Show: Wayne Keeler, “Wait for It”
  • Judge’s Choice: Mary Ann Tanking, “Spring into Fall”
  • Christmas (amateur) – 1st Place: Kay Leckband, “Portrait of Reindeer with Santa”
  • Christmas (amateur) – 2nd Place: Perry Hunsley, “Christmas Tree”
  • Christmas (amateur) – 3rd Place: LaVerne McWhorter, “Christmas Eve”
  • Christmas (amateur) – Honorable Mention: Donald Smischny, “Christmas  Table Center Piece” and Don Lloyd, “Red Truck at Christmas Time”
  • Drawing (amateur) –1st Place: Ron Hanson, “Dusky Horizon”
  • Painting (amateur) – 1st Place: Wayne Keeler, “Wait for It”
  • Painting (amateur) – 2nd Place: Marie Robinson, “Eze France”
  • Painting (amateur) – 3rd Place: Wayne Keeler, “Exhausted”
  • Painting (amateur) – Honorable Mention: Joyce Roe, “Sheldon;” Perry Hunsley, “Old Village on the River;” Judy Akers, “Kansas Twister;” Jeanette Peroli Eklund, “Gladiolus;” Jeannette Peroli Eklund, “Time to Relax;” Marie Robinson, “Two Yellow Iris;” Bob Wahaus, “View From Above;” Jim Rodriquez, “View from Above;” Don Lloyd, “Finch on a Thistle
  • Painting (professional) – 1st Place: Cary Brinegar, “Kansas From Above”
  • Painting (professional) – 2nd Place: Cary Brinegar, “Yosemite”
  • Mixed Media (amateur) – 1st Place: Nancy Jo Leachman, “For Frida”
  • Mixed Media (amateur) – 2nd Place: Wayne Keeler, “The Prophet”
  • Mixed Media (amateur) – 3rd Place: Donald Smischny, “Patriotic Quilt Stained Glass Block”
  • Mixed Media (amateur) – Honorable Mention: Perry Hunsley, “For the Teacher;” Donald Smischny, “Sunflowers;” Cynthya Billinger, “Tatted Note Cards;” Judy Akers, “Hodge Podge;” Don Lloyd, “Lone Apple;” Marie Robinson, “Queen of Zen”
  • Mixed Media (professional) – 1st Place: Velda Becker, “Blessed”
  • Mixed Media (professionanl) – 2nd Place: Terrance Headrick, “School Marm”
  • Mixed Media (professional) – 3rd Place: Terrence Headrick, “Blue Beard”
  • Sculpture/3D (amateur) – 1st Place: Gerald Karnes, “Basswood Bust”
  • Sculpture/3D (amateur) – 2nd Place: Joyce French, “Kansas Sunflower”
  • Sculpture/3D (amateur) – 3rd Place: Jim Rodriguez, “Spring is Coming”
  • Sculpture/3D (professional): Kenny Brummer, “K-State Football Plaque”
  • Photography (amateur): Joyce Roe, “Evening Light”
  • Photography (professional) – 1st Place: Cary Brinegar, “Rhino Landscape”
  • Photography (professional) – 2nd Place: Gerald Karnes, “Super Moon”
  • Photography (professional) – 3rd Place: Gerald Karnes, “Doce the Cat”
  • Fiber Arts (amateur): Betty Worrel, “Yellow Butterfly”
  • Needlework (amateur) – 1st Place: Kay Leckband, “Old World Santa”
  • Needlework (amateur) – 2nd Place: Kitty Dalton, “Knitted Afghan”
  • Needlework (amateur) – 3rd Place: Kathleen Tremblay, “Countryside Scene”
  • Quilting (amateur) – 1st Place: Janet Redden, “3-Dimensional Dahlia Quilt”
  • Quilting (amateur) – 2nd Place: Marilyn Hunt, “Quilted Bedspread”
  • Quilting (amateur) – 3rd Place: Anita Phye, “Camp Reveille”
  • Quilting (amateur) – Honorable Mention: Nadine Griffin, “Scarlet Queen”
  • Quilting (professional) – 1st Place: Mary Ann Tanking, “Spring into Fall”
  • Quilting (professional) – 2nd Place: Velda Becker, Shawn Delker, Mary Jo  Arnold, “Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary Part 1, 3 and 4”
  • Quilting (professional) – 3rd Place: Kristy Yenkey, “Mary’s Graduation Quilt”

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.

PHOTO: Wayne Keeler (far left) received People’s Choice Amateur and Best in Show for his piece, “Wait for It.” Mary Ann Tanking’s piece “Spring into Fall” was the Judges’ Choice. Gerald Karnes receives the People’s Choice Professional award for his piece, “Super Moon.” Far right, Desi Flerlage presented Cary Brinegar with first and second place in Painting for his pieces “Kansas from Above” and “Yosemite,” respectively.

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