Art is Ageless® winners announced

"Farmer and His Vintage Combine" by

“Farmer and His Vintage Combine” by artist Juanita Rapp Wyman.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has announced the winners of its annual, system-wide Art is Ageless® competition, which features entries by artists age 65 and older throughout Kansas and Missouri. The works of more than 50 senior artists will be featured in the 2017 Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only.

The Best in Show – Professional winner is Juanita Rapp Wyman with a painting entitled, “Farmer and His Vintage Combine.” Rapp Wyman entered the Farmington (Mo.) Presbyterian Manor competition. The Best in Show – Amateur winner is Lee Schmelzle with her drawing, “Johnny.” Schmelzle entered the competition at Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood, Mo.

"Johnny" by

“Johnny” by artist Lee Schmelzle.

The Art is Ageless program includes art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions on PMMA campuses throughout the year.

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.

 To be eligible for PMMA’s masterpiece level competition, artists entered a juried competition at one of 17 Presbyterian Manor communities in Kansas and Missouri. The 2017 Art is Ageless calendar and greeting card artwork will include amateur and professional entries selected from winning entries in nine categories. Greeting card winners are denoted with a (G) following their name.

Christmas: “Conversation,” Amanda Redman, Farmington; “Saint Nicklaus,” Dixie Lee Haddock, Salina; “Dashing Through the Snow,” Shirley Fair, Sterling; “House in a Bubble,” Joan Varner (G), Aberdeen Village; “Christmas Tree with Gifts,” Jack Royce Smithson (G), Lawrence; “Three Wise Men,” Barbara Fuller (G), Topeka.

 Drawing: “Water, Water Everywhere,” Cheryl Reynolds, Aberdeen Village; “California or Bust,” Edward W. Dunman, Aberdeen Village; “Experimental Garden,” Marty Riley, Farmington; “3 Pink Ladies,” Janice Miller, Parsons; “A Different Time,” Carol Rondinelli (G), Aberdeen Village.

Fiber Arts: “Chokecherry Harvest Shawl,” Jean Strader, Fort Scott.

Mixed Media/Crafts: “Celebration in India: Child,” Marie E. Robinson, Salina; “Quilling,” Norma Graham, Clay Center; “Fun Bunny,” Joan Allen, Parsons; “Hippo-Drama Clock,” Charles E. Moore, Topeka; “American Indian Profile,” Nancy Wiechman, Wichita; “Blue Green w/Silver Pendant,” Brenda Robertson, Wichita; “Sunflowers Galore,” Barbara Culley (G), Salina.

Needlework: “Cardinals on Sled,” Catherine M. Mallery, Farmington; “Tatted Baby Cap,” Barbara Ford, Rolla; “Nestlenook Farm,” Kathleen A. Tremblay, Salina.

Painting: “Longhorn Calf,” Dennis M. Broockerd, Aberdeen Village; “Woods in Winter Light,” Jean Stockton, Arkansas City; “Mid Summer Phenomenon,” Paul Johnston, Emporia; “Odd Man In,” Vada Galvan, Farmington; “The Teacher’s Apple,” Wanda Webb, Farmington; “Summer Special,” Rosemary Zbinden, Fulton; “Architectural Modern,” Jack Royce Smithson, Lawrence; “The Jazz Band,” Phill Gonzalez, Manor of the Plains – Dodge City; “Paint Brush C.A.,” Wilson G. Freeze, Rolla; “Kick Back and Relax,” Sue Vince, Salina; “The Golden Years,” Harland Dietz; “Churn ‘N Apples,” Henry “Skip” Kreibach, Wichita; “Varenna Morning,” Rita Zaudke, Wichita; “Cape Blanco Lighthouse,” Marilyn J. Schmidt, Wichita; “Yukon Gold-Panner,” Hope Just, Wichita; “Cowgirls,” Manor of the Plains – Dodge City; “Flowers from the Garden,” Peggy M. Wambold (G), Newton; “Pansy,” Doris Callaway (G), Clay Center; “Day Lillies at the Old Stone Wall,” Carol Bramon (G), Fulton; “A Cottage by the Sea,” Janice Miller (G), Parsons.

Photography: “Winter Trees,” Paul L. Milks, Fort Scott; “Float Boat,” Richard (Dick) McCall, Newton; “Cactus Wren,” Gary D. Brennecke, Parsons; “Blue Iris,” Paulette K. Mattingly, Wichita; “Garden Solitude,” Jean Stahl, Wichita.

Quilting: “Sugar Loaf,” Alpha Barnes, Farmington; “Floral Elegance,” Vivian Goetz, Manor of the Plains – Dodge City; “Evening Star,” Verna Lee Musselman, Clay Center; “Butterflies are Free,” Mary Ann Tanking, Salina;  “Glacier Star,” Nancy L. Kreibach (G), Wichita.

Sculpture/3-D: “Abstract Metal,” Don Behrens, Aberdeen Heights – Kirkwood, Mo.; “Birds of Steel,” Vince Burghart, Manor of the Plains – Dodge City; “Front End Loader,” Verne M. Goering, Newton; “Wire Tree,” Lois Hamilton, Newton; “Two Geriatric Gents,” Dr. Steve Swaim (G), Arkansas City.