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Topeka announces Art is Ageless® winners

Lori Weir, “Mountain Serenity”

Topeka Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2021 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page.  

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Danica Loftin, 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 Topeka Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Judge’s Choice amateur: Lori Weir, “Flower Bouquet” (top, left top)
  • Judge’s Choice professional: Dorothy Jeffries, “You Light Up My Life” (top, middle)
  • Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Deborah Taylor, “Orchids and Cats Book” (top, right)
  • Needlework professional: Deborah Taylor, “Spring Table Mat” (top, left bottom)
  • Painting amateur: Lori Weir, “Mountain Serenity”
  • Painting professional: Deborah Taylor, “Spring 2018 at Butte Falls, Oregon”
  • Quilting amateur: Peggy Shrewsbury, “Friends”
  • Sculpture/3-D professional: Dorothy Jeffries, “You Light Up My Life”
Deborah Taylor, “Spring 2018 at Butte Falls, Oregon”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America 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 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.

Peggy Shrewsbury, “Friends”

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program encourages Topeka 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.

We would like to thank all the artists who shared their work with us this year. It truly lifted our spirits to see the beautiful and creative work of senior artists in our community. As far as we are concerned, you are all winners.

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