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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor announces its Art is Ageless® winners

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

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Whitley Stokes, 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 Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show professional: Jill Ball, “Gaelic Christmas”

Best of Show amateur: Virginia Ball, “Strawberry Delight”

People’s Choice: Virginia Ball, “Strawberry Delight”

Judge’s Choice professional: Sharon Ternes, “In the Flint Hills”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Janice Hale, “The Roundup”

Christmas professional: Jill Ball, “Santa Paws”

Christmas amateur: Loretta Harms, “Christmas Bells”

Drawing amateur: Linda Gibbons, “Elk Falls”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Janice Hale, “The Roundup”

Painting professional: Sharon Ternes, “First Snow”

Painting amateur: Loretta Harms, “Mt. Baker from Orcas Island”

Quilting – hand stitched amateur: Patricia Powell, “Jungle Fun”

Quilting – machine stitched amateur: Donna Thompson, “Pretty Ladies”

Sculpture/3-D amateur: Karen Johnson, “Pink Piano”

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 Arkansas City 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 you can enter next year, contact Whitley Stokes at 620-442-8700, or

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