Senior artists in the Olathe area are invited to participate in Aberdeen Village’s annual Art is Ageless® exhibit and juried art competition March 26 – April 30, continuing the 40th anniversary celebration for the Art is Ageless program.
Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the Art is Ageless calendar in 2022.
Due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19, Aberdeen Village plans to hold its event virtually for friends of the program on the community's Facebook page, Facebook.com/AberdeenVillage, and to announce winners on Facebook following the event. Works will be on exhibit at the community for residents only.
Artists compete in nine categories, including painting, drawing, photography, quilting and sculpture and may be designated as amateur or professional. The compete rules and category listing is found online at www.ArtIsAgeless.org. Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA communities to be judged at the systemwide level.
Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2016). There are nine categories, as well as designations of amateur or professional. Works to be entered for judging need to be at Aberdeen Village by March 19.
The exhibit is scheduled to be open to residents from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 through April 30. Public exhibit hours are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. A reception honoring the artists is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 3. Plans remain flexible due to COVID-19.
The 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. Aberdeen Village is a PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) community.
Entry forms and information can be obtained by contacting Stephanie Oehlert at 913-599-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or accessed online at ArtIsAgeless.org.