Clay Center Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Art is AgelessClay Center 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 Heather Germann, 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 Clay Center Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show: Coleen Weller, “Ribbon Box Quilt”
  • People’s Choice: Wayne Hafner, “Reverse Glass Hawk Painting”
  • Judge’s Choice: Wayne Hafner, “Reverse Glass Hawk Painting”
  • Christmas: Majorie Grater, “Christmas Church Winter Scene”
  • Fiber Arts: Bessie Lilley, “Two Birds Table Runner”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts: Wayne Hafner, “Gourd Farmer and Banker”
  • Painting: Arleen Habluetzel, “Helen’s Iris”
  • Quilting: Coleen Weller, “Disappearing 9 patch quilt”
Ribbon Box Quilt, by Coleen Weller.

Ribbon Box Quilt, by Coleen Weller.

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.

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.

The Art is Ageless program encourages Clay Center 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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