Manor of the Plains 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 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.”
Winners in the Manor of the Plains Art is Ageless juried competition were:
- Best of Show-Professional: Mary Hendrix, “Rodeo”
- Best of Show-Amateur: Vivian Goetz, “Chloe”
- Christmas-Amateur: Karen Ring, “Twelve Days of Christmas”
- Mixed Media/Crafts-Amateur: Claude Allen, “Puppy”
- Mixed Media/Crafts-Professional: Phil Gonzales, “New York New York”
- Needlework-Amateur: Donna Imel, “Spring Time”
- Painting-Amateur: Lowell Stanley, “Gray Horse”
- Painting-Professional: Mary Hendrix, “Rodeo”
- Photography-Amateur: Lowell Stanley, “A Tussled Landing”
- Quilting-Amateur: Vivian Goetz, “Chloe”
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.
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.
PHOTOS: At the very top are “Chloe” by Vivian Goetz (left) and “Rodeo” by Mary Hendrix. Next is Karen Ring's “Twelve Days of Christmas” quilt and Claude Allen's “Puppy.” At the bottom are Phil Gonzales' “New York New York,” Donna Imel's “Spring Time” needlework, Lowell Stanley's “Gray Horse” and his photo, “A Tussled Landing.”