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Manor of the Plains announces Art is Ageless® winners

Manor of the Plains recently announced the 2023 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.  

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Tammy Thompson, executive 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: Sarah Schaeffer, “Gano Elevator”

Best of Show amateur: Linda Kobs, “Just Hanging Out”

People’s Choice: Sarah Schaeffer, “Gano Elevator”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Leo Ontiveros, “Vena Amoris”

Judge’s Choice professional: Darlene Clifton Smith, “German Bride Tree”

Christmas amateur: Sharon DeMers, “Snow Family”

Christmas professional: Darleen Clifton Smith, “German Bride Tree”

Drawing professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Last of the Hedgerow Holdouts”

Fiber Arts amateur: Dorothy Gabel, “Purple Passion”

Fiber Arts professional: Virginia Cobb, “Boys Summer Adventure”

Mixed Media Crafts amateur: Susan Bunyan, “Valentina Sue and Valentine Tray”

Mixed Media Crafts professional: Carol Sinclair, “Kansas Sunflower”

Needlework amateur: Ruth Porter, “Gnome Towels:

Painting amateur: Linda Kobs, “Just Hanging Out”

Painting professional: Sarah Schaeffer, “Gano Elevator”

Quilting: Karen Ring, “Fallen Leaves”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Jane Eskam, “Stained Glass Cross”

Sculpture/3-D professional: Virginia Cobb, “Silvia Bixby”

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.

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