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Art Guild Members Earn Awards In Annual Show

The Presbyterian Manor of Farmington again hosted the annual “Art is Ageless” art show, which concluded with a reception and awards ceremony on February 22.

There were 92 entries this year in an array of amateur and professional categories with participants coming from as far as  Festus to Cape Girardeau.

Working in conjunction with the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, the regional art show is open to anyone age 65 and older. The show is an exhibition for senior citizens, and features work by dedicated artists who are judged by professional artists.

First-place winning pieces, Best of Show and Judge’s Choice pieces are shipped to Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Corporate Office in Wichita, Kansas, to be photographed and judged for the Art is Ageless calendar and greeting cards.

These pieces compete against winners from 17 other manors in the state.

In 2018, Ste. Genevieve Art Guild member Anita’s Alsup’s painting was selected the statee-level Best of Show. Guild member Juanita Wyman received the award in 2016, and Janet Kraus’s watercolor was selected for the calendar cover in 2017.   

There were seven Ste. Genevieve Art Guild members who entered the show with all of them coming home with awards.

From the seven participants, eight pieces will be sent to the state level competition for further judging.

Art guild results in this year’s regional competition:

Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice went to Vada Galvan of Farmington for her entry entitled “Beauty and the Fleece.”

Professional Christmas — first, Vada Galvan; second, Vickie Gallagher Cummings; third, Iris Vincent.

Amateur Sculpture — first, E. Dean Burns. Professional Sculpture — first, Dianne Dickerson.

Professional Mixed Media — first, Iris Vincent.

Professional Photography  — first, Juanita Rapp Wyman; second, Iris Vincent.

Professional Drawing — first and second, Juanita Rapp Wyman; third, Dianne Dickerson.

Amateur Painting — third, E. Dean Burns. Professional Painting — first, Anita Alsup.

(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild.)

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