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Local senior artists were recognized for their submissions at the annual Art is Ageless artists’ reception in March.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Noelle Dickinson, 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 Newton Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:


Amateur - Judges Choice – “Christmas Bouquet” by Rosella Goering, North Newton

Professional - Judges Choice – “Golden Christmas Glow” by R. Allan Lister, Newton.


Judges Choice – “Wire tree sculpture” by Lois Hamilton, Newton.


Judges Choice – “All My Children” by Rita Patterson, Valley Center.


Judges Choice – “In Your Yard” by Dick McCall, Newton.


Judges Choice – “Courthouse Steps” by L. Deane Frey, Newton; Honorable Mention – “Heirloom Kansas City Star” by Nancy Lewis, Newton; and “Garage Sale Quilt” by Ann Heidebrecht, Newton.


Amateur - Judges Choice – “The Barn” by Arlys Schwabauer, Newton

Professional - Judges Choice – “Cathedral” by R. Allan Lister, Newton.


Amateur - Judges Choice – “At Peace” by Hulda Schrag, N. Newton; 2nd– “Strip Rock” by Bob Grant, Newton; 3rd– “Rachel” by Marilyn Johnson, Newton; Honorable Mention – “King of the Prairie” by Rita Patterson, Valley Center, “Eve in Garden” by Rachel Poling, Newton; and “All Nature Sings” by Marie Regehr, N. Newton.

Professional - Judges Choice – “Fragrant Cloud Rose” by Velera Adams, Newton; 2nd– “Bravery in a Clown Suit” by Duane Graham, Newton; 3rd– “Lone Tree” by Gene Marsh, Halstead.

These local competition winners will join winners from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 16 other communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted and award-winning program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, the only program of its kind in Kansas. 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.

PHOTOS on top: On the right, artist Deane Frey visits with admirers Pat Altenhofen, Jean Krase and Noreen Penner. On the left, many artists and visitors enjoy the Art is Ageless reception.

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