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Manor of the Plains announces new Art is Ageless® winners

Manor of the Plains recently announced the 2022 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.    

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Joy Wiggins, sales and marketing counselor. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists aged 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 amateur: Robert Ayer, “Geisha Girl”

Best of Show professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Daylilies”

People’s Choice amateur: Dorothy Gabel, “C2C Baby Afghan”

People’s Choice professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Daylilies”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Joan Vogel, “Monarchs Amid Milkweed”

Judge’s Choice professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “First Outing”

Christmas amateur: Cynthya Billinger, “Santa in a Hot Air Balloon”

Drawing amateur: Robert Ayer, “Geisha Girl”

Drawing professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “Daylilies”

Fiber Arts professional: Virginia Cobb, “Albert & Ethel”

Mixed Media Crafts amateur: Susan Bunyan, “Fairy Pumkins”

Mixed Media Crafts professional: Sarah Schaeffer, “Patchwork Prairie”

Painting amateur: Leo Ontiveros, “Boxed In”

Photography amateur: Linda Kobs, “Ol Sly”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Joan Vogel, “Monarchs Amid Milkweed”

Sculpture/3-D professional: Patrycia Ann Herndon, “First Outing”

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 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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