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Six local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Six winning artists in Newton Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2023 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).

“Fallen Leaves,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Arlys Deckert, “Booker’s Oops,” a Painting entry by Joey Giblin, and “Sunday at Grandma’s,” a Painting entry by Carol Zerger, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 14 other PMMA® communities. More than 170 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.

“In the Mood,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Betty Duffy Eller, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2023 calendar.

“Full Moon,” a Drawing entry by Betty Duffy Eller, and “COVID Consternation,” a Quilting entry by Margo Schrag, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“Church in the Wildwood,” a Christmas entry by Rita Patterson, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Emily Trask, executive director.  “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of senior artists.  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 Newton Presbyterian Manor 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.

For more information about Newton Presbyterian Manor, contact Emily Trask, executive director, at 316-283-5400 or  For more on Art is Ageless, visit

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