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Lawrence Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

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: Jewell Willhite, “Purple Cabbage”

Best of Show amateur: John Boyer, “Toby Keith”

People’s Choice amateur: Donna Russell, “Goose Parade”

People’s Choice professional: Barbara Hall, “Iris in Mexican Vase”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Donna Russell, “Wolf Pack”

Judge’s Choice professional: Jewell Willhite, “Arkansas Autumn”

Drawing amateur: Karen Henry, “Poised”

Drawing professional: David McCuistion, “Mother and Daughter”

Fiber Arts amateur: Ellie Unruh, “Huck Lace Fabrication”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Lynne Chase, “Spring”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Marsha Poholsky, “Descent”

Needlework amateur: Angela Lowe, “Autumn Harvest”

Painting amateur: Fred Mersmann, “Wetlands”

Painting professional: Jewell Whillhite, “Purple Cabbage”

Photography amateur: Michel Watkins, “Japanese White-eye (Warbler)”

Quilting amateur: Marsha Fowler, “Hearts Afire”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Tom Adamson, “Old Man”

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 the annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®). Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

For more information about Art is Ageless at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor contact Chris Phelps at 785-841-4262, or

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