Rolla Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.
“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Lyn Joelle Freeland, 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 Rolla Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:
- Best of Show (professional): Kerry Hansen, “High Plains Howdy”
- Best of Show (amateur): Margaret Moll, “Native American Whimsy”
- People’s Choice: Rosalie Bolon, “Ozark Creek”
- Judge’s Choice: Kerry Hensen, “Bare Foot on the Rocks”
- Christmas (amateur): Kathe Hooton, “Christmas Forever”
- Drawing (professional): Kerry Hensen, “The Look Out”
- Fiber Arts (amateur): Evelyn Randall, “Navy Macrame Handbag”
- Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Sophia DeLaat, “Presence,” (amateur): Evelyn Randall, “Black and White”
- Needlework (amateur): Linda McCoy, “Bears in a Basket”
- Painting (professional): Rosalie Bolon, “Ozark Creek,” (amateur) Carol Jessop, “Snowy Woods”
- Quilting (amateur): Linda McCoy, “The Wave Table Runner”
- Sculpture/3-D (professional): Russ Biros, “Reflections of the Books of Kell,” (amateur) David Breuer, “Here Comes the Sun"
Local competition winners will join winners from 16 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are 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 Rolla 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.
PHOTOS: Top left, artist Evelyn Randal at the AiA reception received 1st place in the Fiber Arts Amateur category and first place in the Mixed Media Amateur category. Top middle, "Bare Foot on the Rock," painted by Kerry Hansen, received the Judge's Choice Award. Top right, artist Sophia DeLaat took home first place in the Mixed Media Professional category. Bottom, "Ozark Creek," painted by Rosalie Bolon, received the People's Choice Award and first place in the Professional Painting category.