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Art is Ageless winners announced


 Professional painter Mary Anne Hendrix and amateur quilter Vivian Goetz took Best of Show honors in this year’s Art is Ageless juried competition at Manor of the Plains. The winners were announced and celebrated at a reception in March.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Kurt Lampe, marketing 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.”


For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

Nineteen artists entered 35 pieces in this year’s competition. The winners for 2015 are:

Best of Show: Mary Anne Hendrix, “Our Goat at Her Best” (watercolor painting), professional

  Vivian Goetz, “Prayer Garden Quilt,” amateur  

Honorable Mention: Joan Cox, “Bed Slippers/Hand-Dyed Yarn,” amateur

                                   Alice Sweany, “Noah’s Ark,” amateur                      

People’s Choice:        Phill Gonzales, “Inspired by Jesus” (exhibition only)

Christmas (amateur): Gwen Long, “A Cardinal Christmas”

Drawing (amateur): Sandra J. Hastings, “Briana’s March”

Fiber Arts (amateur): Joan Cox, “Bed Slippers/Hand-Dyed Yarn”

Mixed Media/Crafts:  Alice Sweany, “Noah’s Ark,” amateur

Needlework: Sandra J. Hastings, “Amanda the Panda,” amateur

Painting (professional): Mary Anne Hendrix, “Off to Work”

Painting (amateur): Mary J. Ford, “Haystack Rock, Oregon Coast”

Photography: Jerry Erickson, “Two Color Hydrangeas,” amateur

Quilting (professional): Dawn Habiger, “Sacajawea Quilt”

Quilting (amateur): Vivian Goetz, “Prayer Garden Quilt”

Sculpture/3-D (professional): Alverna Cantrell, “Summer Mix”

Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Richard Long, “Whoa!! There they go!”

Local competition winners will join those from 17 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.

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 Manor of the Plains 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.