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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor announces 2021 Art is Ageless® winners

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

Janet Rice holds her winning needle work entry, “Scaredy Cats.”

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Morgan Burton, executive 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. We look forward to having an exhibit that can be enjoyed in person by the entire Clay Center community next year.”

Winners in the Clay Center Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show amateur: Verna Lee Musselman, “Log Cabin Flower Garden”
  • People’s Choice amateur: Verna Lee Musselman, “Log Cabin Flower Garden”
  • Needlework amateur: Janet Rice, “Scaredy Cats”
  • Painting amateur: Donna Long, “Dream of the Ocean” (shown above, right)
  • Quilting amateur: Verna Lee Musselman, “Log Cabin Flower Garden” (shown above, left)

“Thank you for sharing your talent and beautiful pieces with Clay Center Presbyterian Manor. Our residents and staff enjoyed looking at the art that was brought in for our annual Art is Ageless competition and show. They also love voting for the "People's Choice" award,” said Morgan.

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.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’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 Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, 924 Eighth Street, Clay Center, Kan., contact Jenni Jones at 785-632-5646, or

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