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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 Angela Fonseca, marketing 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: Susan Simmons, “Water Lily in my Pond”

Drawing (professional): Cecil Mashburn, “Family”

Needlework (amateur): First place: Mary Burchill, “Small Navajo Rug”

Painting (amateur): First place: Susan Simmons, “Water Lily in My Pond”

Painting (amateur): Second place tie: Dr. Paul Williamson, “Spring on the Ranch” and Dr. Paul Williamson, “Polo Ride Off ”

Painting (professional): First place: Charlotte Neese, “Welcome”

Painting (professional): Second place: Jewell Willhite, “St. Edwards Church Rearview”

Painting (professional): Third place: Jewell Willhite, “Café Still Life with Barista”

Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Linda Troxel, “Meditation”

Sculpture/3-D (professional): First place: Maura Mensch Landry, “Carving Souls & Setting Them Free”

Sculpture/3-D (professional): Second place: Maura Mensch Landry, “Freestyle”

Local competition winners will join winners from 16 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 on 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 area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, and educational opportunities throughout the year.

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