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Newton Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Newton Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2022 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.    

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Noelle Jost, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists aged 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:

Christmas amateur: Rita K. Patterson, Valley Center, “Church in the Wildwood”

Christmas professional: Terry Linenberger, Park City, “Finding Santa’s Snack”

Drawing professional: Betty Duffy Eller, Newton, “Full Moon”

Fiber Arts amateur: Colin Bailey, Halstead, “More Spilt Paint”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Arlys Deckert, N. Newton, “Fallen Leaves”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Betty Duffy Eller, Newton, “In the Mood”

Painting amateur: Joey Giblin, Sedgwick, “Booker’s Oops”

Painting professional: Carol Zerger, McPherson, “Sunday at Grandma’s”

Quilting amateur: Margo Schrag, N. Newton, “Covid Consternation”

Sculpture/3-D professional: Jim VanDyke, Elbing, “Pirate”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®) senior living 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 PMMA®. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Newton 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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