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Seven local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

“Reflections” by Phoebe Janzen

Seven winning artists in Newton Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Firefly,” a painting by Joey Giblin (above, left, bottom), and “Rail Journey in Europe,” a painting by Dennis McKay (above, left, top), will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

“Mary and Babe” by Rita Patterson

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 14 other PMMA communities. More than 160 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.

“Reflections,” a photograph by Phoebe Janzen, will appear on a postcard in the 2022 calendar. “Shell Bouquet,” a mixed media/craft entry by Mary Goering, “Merry Christmas – what cheer, what cheer,” a Christmas entry by Rosie Goering (above, right), “Christmas Horseman,” a Christmas entry by Terry Linenberger (above, middle), and “Mary and Babe,” a drawing by Rita Patterson, will be featured on greeting cards included with the calendar.

“Shell Bouquet” by Mary Goering

“I am blown away at the talent we have here in our community and am honored that we get to share this exhibit of artwork by seniors,” said Noelle Dickinson, director of marketing at Newton Presbyterian Manor. “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.”

A copyrighted program of PMMA, Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Manor of the Plains residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, educational opportunities and current events discussions 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.

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