Aberdeen artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners 2019
Two winning artists in Aberdeen Village’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar produced by Wichita-based PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). Aberdeen Village is a PMMA senior living community.
“Golden Years, Golden Gears,” a drawing by Sharon Nelson, was named Best of Show – Amateur in the masterpiece level competition. In addition, “Eagle Eye,” another drawing by Sharon Nelson, and “His Majesty, The King,” a drawing by Shirley Dixon, will be featured in the calendar. “A Peaceful Sea Shore,” a painting by Bill Walter, will be one of the pull-out postcards added to the calendar for 2020.
In addition, “Power, Spirit & Beauty,” a drawing by Carol Rondinelli, and two pieces by Cecil Mashburn, “Rutting,” a painting, and “A Mother’s Love,” a drawing, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.
Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. More than 190 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.
“The arts are an integral facet of the Aberdeen Village lifestyle. Art is Ageless is a big deal around here, and we’re thrilled the efforts our artists consistently devote to their work has paid off with this well-deserved recognition,” said Sean Roark, marketing and sales director at Aberdeen Village.
Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of PMMA. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.
PMMA’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 and educational opportunities throughout the year.
Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.
PHOTOS: At the very top, left: “His Majesty, The King,” a drawing by Shirley Dixon, will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar. At the very top, right: “A Peaceful Sea Shore,” a painting by Bill Walter, will be one of the pull-out postcards added to the calendar for 2020.
Middle: “Golden Years, Golden Gears,” a drawing by Sharon Nelson, was named Best of Show – Amateur in the masterpiece level competition.
Bottom: “Eagle Eye,” a drawing by Sharon Nelson, will appear in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar.