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Aberdeen Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

Aberdeen Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

Aberdeen Village recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We are lucky to have so many talented artists in our Aberdeen Village community,” said Stephanie Oehlert, marketing director. “Art is Ageless features artwork from artists age 65 and older. Our sampling shows that art can be done by any age, we are proud to show off these fabulous works!”

Winners in the Aberdeen Village Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show Professional: Carol Rondinelli, “Power, Spirit & Beauty”

Best of Show Amateur: Shirley Dixon, “His Majesty, The King”

People's Choice:

  • Sharon Nelson, “Eagle Eye”
  • Cheryl Reynolds, “The Iris”
  • Kay Ruen, “No More Crackers”
  • Shirley Dixon, “tomayto*, tomahto* (ENG.)”

Painting Professional

  • First Place: Cecil Mashburn, “Rutting”

Painting Amateur

  • First Place: Edward Duman, “Nice Day for a Ride”
  • Second Place: Bill Walter, “A Peaceful Sea Shore”
  • Third Place: Edward Duman, “Fore”

Drawing Professional

  • First Place: Cecil Mashburn, “Mother’s Love”
  • Second Place: Carol Rondinelli, “Afternoon Reflections”

Drawing Amateur

  • First Place: Sharon Nelson, “Golden Years, Golden Gears”
  • Second Place: Esther Minter, “Barnyard Supervisor”
  • Third Place: Kay Ruen, “End of the Road”
  • Honorable Mention:
    Keith Graham, “First Show on the Craggies"
    Cheryl Reynolds, “The Iris”
    Kay Ruen, “No More Crackers”
    Shirley Dixon, “tomayto*, tomahto* (ENG.)”

Sculpture/3D Amateur

  • First Place: Sam Malsbary, “Cherub”
  • Second Place: Carl Erwin, “The Cross”

Needlework Amateur

  • First Place: Mary Lou Niebling, “Knitted Preemie Baby Blanket”

Photography Amateur

  • First Place: Esther Minter, “Gardens Grace”
  • Second Place: Kay Ruen, “Mama in Waiting”
  • Third Place: Bill Walter, “Peonies at Aberdeen Village”

Christmas Amateur

  • First Place: Edward Duman, “You Shall Name Him ‘Jesus’”

Quilting Amateur

  • First Place: Judy Otey, “Spools Quilt”
  • Second Place: Judy Otey, “Winslow Alley”

Judges' Choice:

  • John McCormick, “The Red Barn”
  • Judy Otey, “Spools Quilt”
  • Bill Walter, “Peaceful Sea Shore”

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 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 Aberdeen Village 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: At the very top is Judy Otey with “Spools Quilt” which won first place in the quilting category. The next photo has Bill Walter (L) and Ed Duman (R), showing off their ribbons. Ed is the winner in the amateur Christmas category, and Bill was a Judge’s choice winner in the amateur division. Both men live at Aberdeen Village.

Carol Rondinelli, our drawing instructor, displays her ribbon for Best in Show professional winner. In the 4th photo is Shirley Dixon, a resident at Aberdeen Village and our Best in Show amateur winner. In the next photo, Sam Malsbary holds up his First Place ribbon for the Sculpture/3D Amateur category. Esther Minter is proud of her first place in the Photography Amateur category.

Our dining services department pulled out all the stops for the reception, creating a display that was a work of art itself. The bottom collage shows how artwork graces the hallways and every available space during the annual Art is Ageless exhibit.

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