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Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners 2022

Wichita Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2022 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: Patti Doll, “Kerry Bog”

Best of Show amateur: Donna Walter, “My Favorite Food”

People’s Choice: Thomas Purcell, “Mount St. Helen’s 40th Anniversary”

Christmas amateur: Carolyn Jean Stahl, “Waiting for Santa”

Christmas professional: Nancy Luttrell, “The Dove of Peace”

Drawing amateur: Jeanie Schirmer, “2 Chickens”

Drawing professional: Janet Aiken, “Bella”

Fiber Arts amateur: Barbara Dravis, “Garden Party”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Val Young, “The Pinnacles”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Cassandra Smith, “Old Mission”

Needlework amateur: Carol Stibal, “Cell Phone Purse”

Painting amateur: Maria Engelhardt, “Maggie”

Painting professional: Sharon Zimmerman, “Llama ‘Bad Hair Day’”

Photography amateur: Thomas Purcell, “Mount St. Helen’s 40th Anniversary”

Photography professional: Chester Bernat, “Is This My Best Side?”

Quilting amateur: Rovella Erker, “Winnie’s Garden”

Sculpture/3-D professional: Jo Ann Taylor, “Flowers – Elements of Nature”

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.

PMMA’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.

For more information about Wichita Presbyterian Manor, 4700 W. 13th Street, Wichita, Kan., contact Cherree Hudspeth, marketing director at 316-942-7456, or

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