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Lawrence Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners 3/22

Lawrence Presbyterian Manor 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 Desi Flerlage, 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 Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show professional: Len Scotto, “Mandarin Duck”

Best of Show amateur: Marsha Fowler, “Quilt – Machine Embroidery”

People’s Choice amateur: Wendy Rose, “Baby Giraffe Dreams”

People’s Choice professional: Len Scotto, “Mandarin Duck”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Wendy Rose, “Baby Giraffe Dreams”

Judge’s Choice professional: Don Kelly, “Tree of Life”

Christmas amateur: Marilou Cavin, “Twinkling Santas”

Drawing amateur: Patrick Rapp, “Up Next”

Fiber Arts amateur: Ellie Unruh, “COVID Weaving Challenge”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Glenna Coldsmith, “Untitled Rock”

Needlework amateur: Rick Prosser, “My Comfort Zone”

Painting amateur: Wendy Rose, “Baby Giraffe Dreams”

Photography amateur: Michel Watkins, “Green Sea Turtles”

Quilting amateur: Vernis Flottman, “My Traditional Option”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Tom Adamson, “Untitled #1”

Fiber Arts professional: Kathy Bourgeois, “Carp Banner”

Mixed Media professional: Don Kelly, “Tree of Life”

Painting professional: Barbara Hall, “Beth’s Tulips”

Photography professional: Len Scotto, “Mandarin Duck”

Sculpture/3-D professional: Reta Caldwell, “Toad”

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 PMMA (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 PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Lawrence Presbyterian Manor 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.

For more information about Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, Kan., contact Chris Phelps at 785-841-4262, or

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