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Newton Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Newton Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2023 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.    

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Toni Gibson, 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:

Best of Show professional: Connie Rhodes, “Ready to Go…”

Best of Show amateur: Joey Giblin, “Pigtail”

People’s Choice: Barbara Gabel, “Weathered Windmill”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Joey Giblin, “The Matchmaker”

Judge’s Choice professional: Velera Adams, “Second Floor Bedroom”

Christmas amateur: Rita K. Patterson, “Away in a Manger”

Christmas professional: Terry Linenberger, “Spotting Santa”

Drawing professional: Betty Duffy Eller, “Sunflowers and Clouds”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Betty Duffy Eller, “Along the Fence”

Painting amateur: Rita Patterson, “Boat on the Lakeshore”

Painting professional: Barbara Gabel, “Weathered Windmill”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Gene Eshleman, “The Crucifixion – at the Cross”

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.

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