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Aberdeen Village announces Art is Ageless® winners 2021

People’s Choice professional: Carol Rondinelli, “Just Me and Teddy in a Strange World”

Aberdeen Village recently announced the 2021 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Stephanie Oehlert, 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 Aberdeen Village Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show professional: Carol Rondinelli, “Kansas Girl” (top, left)
  • Best of Show amateur: Sharon Nelson, “Pumpkin Harvest” (top, right bottom)
  • People’s Choice amateur: Aileen Moise, “Reflection” (top, right top)
  • People’s Choice professional: Carol Rondinelli, “Just Me and Teddy in a Strange World”
  • Judge’s Choice amateur: Sam Malsbary, “Carved Wood Loop” (top, middle)
  • Judge’s Choice professional: Carol Rondinelli, “Kansas Girl”
  • Christmas amateur: Sharon Nelson, “Christmas Memories” (bottom, right middle)
  • Drawing amateur: Sharon Nelson, “Pumpkin Harvest”
  • Drawing professional: Carol Rondinelli, “Kansas Girl”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Esther Minter, “Trash to Treasure” (bottom, top middle)
  • Needlework amateur: Jo Henderson, “Tribute” (bottom, top left)
  • Painting amateur: Edward Duman, “Self Portrait #1” (bottom, right bottom)
  • Photography amateur: Kay Ruen, “Hibiscus in the Morning” (bottom, right top)
  • Quilting amateur: Judy Otey, “Bob’s Navy Memories” (bottom, middle)
  • Sculpture/3-D amateur: Sam Malsbary, “Carved Wood Loop”

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 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.

For more information about Aberdeen Village, 17500 West 119th Street, Olathe, Kan., contact Stephanie Oehlert at 913-599-6100, or

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