Art Is Ageless® winners announced

Best of Show "Sunflowers" by Mary Ann Tanking

Best of Show “Sunflowers” by Mary Ann Tanking

Salina 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 Jenni Jones, Director of Sales and Marketing. “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 Salina Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show: Mary Ann Tanking, “Sunflowers”
People’s Choice:  Ruby McBee, “Red, White and Blue”
Judges Choice: Velda Becker “Grandma’s Kitchen”
Christmas (amateur): Kay Leckband, “Here We Are!”
Drawing (amateur): Jeanette Peroli Eklund, “Iris”
Fiber Arts (amateur): Joy Hart, “Woven Generation” and Donald Smischny “Indian”
Fiber Arts (professional):Velda Becker “Grandpa Gus”
Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur): Jeanette Peroli Eklund, “Crystal Decanter with Orchids & Grapes”
Needlework (amateur): Kitty Dalton, “LV2Knit”
Painting (amateur): Sue Vince, “Tulips in Pitcher” (professional); Mary Ann Tanking “Sunflowers”
Photography (professional): Gerald Karnes, “Monarchs and Sunflowers”
Quilting/Hand(amateur): Ruth Drown, “Hearts”
Quilting/Machine (amateur): Nadine Griffin “Dresden Plate” (professional) Velda Becker “Grandma’s Kitchen”
Sculpture/3-D (amateur): Jeff Hart, “Canary Wood/Mahogany Pool Cue Case” (professional) Connie Burket “Gratitude Journal”

Local competition winners will join winners from 17 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level may be 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 Salina 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 Salina Presbyterian Manor, 2601 E. Crawford St. Salina Ks, contact Jenni Jones 785-825-1366 or [email protected].