Resident’s artwork showcased in 2023 Art is Ageless® materials
For the past three years, Betty Eller has entered PMMA’s Art is Ageless® juried art competition and each time her work has been selected as one of the best of the best.
In 2021, Betty had one of her pieces featured on a notecard. Last year she had a piece in the calendar. This year she’s not only in the calendar but has another one of her works of art printed on a postcard.
The piece in the calendar is a colored pencil drawing called “Full Moon” which utilizes her medium of choice.
“I prefer drawing – any kind of pencil, colored pencil or black and white – because I feel like I have more control over it,” said Betty.
While she may be relatively new to Art is Ageless, Betty has been involved with art for most of her life.
“I taught grade school for 12 years and then I went back and finished my art degree at Fort Hays. Then I taught art for 12 years,” said Betty.
Outside of Art is Ageless, Betty has also exhibited her work as part of the Kansas exhibit at the Carriage Factory Arts Center in Newton where she has sold several pieces to local collectors.
“It’s rewarding to think someone would want something I’ve made,” said Betty. “I just enjoy having people enjoy my work.”
But more important than that, Betty just loves creating.
“I enjoy just the fun of sitting down and doing something—feeling like I have something to show for my time,” said Betty. “It’s relaxing and fun to create different subjects and different media—I just lose myself in my art.”