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Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces 2019 Art is Ageless® winners

Wichita 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 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
    Skip Kreibach, “Lamp & Tea Kettle”
  • Best of Show-Amateur
    Sandra Shryack, “Solitude”
  • People’s Choice
    Mark Ward, “Bird of Paradise”
  • Christmas Professional
    Kay Rogers, “A Christmas Ornament”
  • Christmas Amateur
    Laura Anne Samson, “Church Mouse”
  • Drawing Professional
    Elizabeth Corbett, “Untitled (Costumed Model)”
  • Drawing Amateur
    Margo Imes, “Bright Spark”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts Professional
    Pam Hayes, “I Decided to Follow Him”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts Amateur
    Jean Stahl, “Teach”
  • Painting Professional
    Sharon Leiker, “Limes”
  • Painting Amateur
    Necia Rillema, “Scottish Skies”
  • Photography Professional
    John Ellert, “North Rim”
  • Photography Amateur
    Glenda Webster, “Milkweed Explosion”
  • Quilting Amateur
    Nancy Kreibach, “Butterscotch Delight”
  • Sculpture/3-D Professional
    Raoul Del Castillo, “The Journey”
  • Needlework Amateur
    Maria Ctibor, “Old Forge”
  • Fiber Arts Amateur
    Paulette Mattingly, “Falling Leaves”

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 may be 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 Wichita 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: Residents and artists enjoyed the reception. Sandra Shryack's “Solitude” waas awarded Best of Show (amateur).

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