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Lawrence Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Lawrence Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a come-and-go reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Christie Patrick, 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: Steve Dittmann, “Morning Fishing”
  • Best of Show amateur: Mary Burchill, “COVID Masks”
  • People’s Choice amateur: Vernis Flottman, “All Stars Quilt”
  • People’s Choice professional: Jewell Willhite, “Monument Rock, Kansas”
  • Judge’s Choice amateur: Janet DeMaranville, “Joy on the Phone”
  • Judge’s Choice professional: Jewell Willhite, “Still Life with Gourds”
  • Drawing amateur: Janet DeMaranville, “Joy on the Phone”
  • Fiber Arts amateur: Mary Burchill, “COVID Masks”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Doris Hockenburger, “Bottle Cap Necklace”
  • Needlework amateur: Rick Prosser, “Nana’s Rose”
  • Painting amateur: Rick Prosser, “Endless Vortex”
  • Painting professional: Steve Dittmann, “Morning Fishing”
  • Quilting amateur: Vernis Flottman, “All Stars Quilt”
  • Sculpture/3D amateur: Linda Troxel, “2 Doorways”
Mary Burchill, “COVID Masks”

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 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.

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