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Topeka Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

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

“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:

Fiber Arts amateur: Dorothy Sharp, “Collection of Little Girls Dresses”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Patricia Morse, “Necklace Collection”

Needlework amateur: Carolyn Davis, “Collection of Embroidered Dish Towels”

Painting amateur: Madeline Tollefson, “Birches and Brambles

Painting professional: June Melody Duncan, “The Mountain Between Us”

Quilting amateur: Peggy Shrewsbury, “Forever American”

Sculpture/3-D: Larry Shankles, “Military Collection”

Sculpture/3-D professional: Patricia Morse, “Jewelry Sculpture Collection”

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.

For more information about the program, contact Danica Loftin at 785-272-6510, or

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