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Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Wichita Presbyterian Manor is excited to announce the winners of its recent Art is Ageless® juried competition and exhibit.

“We’re honored that local seniors allowed us to exhibit and judge their wonderful works,” said Amy Watson, life enrichment director.  “Art is Ageless is unique because it only features the works of artists who are 65 and over.  Our artists prove it’s never too late to create art, in any form.

Wichita Presbyterian Manor hosted a reception for the winning artists listed here:

Best of Show amateur: Vera Davis, “Sunset on the Farm”
Best of Show professional: Naomi Ullum, “Peonies - Sunlit Luminescence”
People’s Choice overall: Dennis McKay, “Depression”
Christmas amateur: Sandra Shryack, “Bringing Home the Tree”
Christmas professional: Phyllis Provost-Saas, “Merry Llarry Llama”
Drawing amateur: Debra Ryan, “The Sentry”
Drawing professional: Patt Sharpe, “Cacuts”
Fiber Arts amateur: Liz Hicks, “Determination Afghan”
Fiber Arts professional: Donna Bates, “A Whale’s Tale”
Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Karen Funcheon, “Aunt Mildred”
Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Judi Michelis, “Summer’s Splendor”
Needlework amateur: Paulette Mattingly, “Giraffe Fabric Collage”
Painting amateur: Mary McNeil, “Rivets and Rails”
Painting professional: Lisa Kellerby, “Cowgirl Cuddle”
Photography amateur: Gary Stahl, “Naptime”
Photography professional: Chester Bernat, “Almost Forgotten”
Quilting amateur: Nancy Kreibach, “Refractery”
Sculpture/3-D professional: Deb Thomas, “The Healing Power of the Drum”

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.

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