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Manor of the Plains announces Art is Ageless® winners

Manor of the Plains recently announced the 2021 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page.  

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said John VanHook, 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.”

Crazy Daisies, a sculpture 3-D entry by Joan Vogel, was best in show amateur.

Winners in the Manor of the Plains Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show amateur: Joan Vogel, “Crazy Daisies”
  • Best of Show professional: Joseph Blackburn, “Horsehair Thief”
  • People’s Choice amateur: Pat Bird, “My Mother”
  • People’s Choice professional: Joseph Blackburn, “Pastel Morning”
  • Judge’s Choice amateur: Kae Bryant, “Arabesque”
  • Judge’s Choice professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Wind Weathered”
  • Drawing professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Wind Weathered”
  • Fiber Arts amateur: Marjory Nazarenus, “Victorian Turquoise Room”
  • Mixed Media Crafts amateur: Susan Bunyan, “Gordinia and Easter Eggs”
  • Mixed Media Crafts professional: Sarah Schaeffer, “Ruby Slipper 1939”
  • Needlework amateur: Kae Bryant, “Arabesque”
  • Painting amateur: Linda Kobs, “Lovers Lane”
  • Painting professional: Esther Abbey, “Puppy Dog”
  • Quilting amateur: Gwen Rankin, “Hummingbird”
  • Sculpture/3-D amateur: Marjory Nazarenus, “School Days”
  • Sculpture/3-D professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Green Appaloosa”
Horsehair Thief, a mixed media piece by Joseph Blackburn, was best in show professional.

“We celebrate and thank all the artists who entered this year's Art is Ageless competition,” said Lisa Montoya, life enrichment director.

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 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.

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