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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

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

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Brandy Riggs, sales and marketing counselor. “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: Douglas Fowles, “Country Church”

People’s Choice: Jane Gingles, “Prairie Ponies”

Judge’s Choice: Vevia Beaulieu, “Bluebirds of Happiness in Canopy”

Christmas amateur: Vevia Beaulieu, “I Spy Christmas”

Fiber Arts amateur: Retha Hornbostel, “Crocheted Hats and Shawl”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Cyndy Schoepner, “Old Rugged Cross”

Needlework amateur: Rita Luthi, “Bunny Pillows”

Painting amateur: Salvatore Gallo, “Rocks of Outlander”

Photography amateur: Dennis Minter, “Indian Woman with Cedar Copper Frame”

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.

PMMA’s 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.

For more information about the program and how to enter next year, contact Brandy Riggs at 785-632-5646, or

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