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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 2024 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).

“Weathered Windmill,” a Painting by Barbara Gable, “Pigtail,” a Painting entry by Joey Giblin, and “Ready to Go…,” a Painting entry by Connie Rhodes, 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 190 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition.

“Along the Fence,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Betty Duffy Eller, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2024 calendar.

“The Crucifixion – at the Cross,” a Sculpture/3-D entry by Gene Eshleman, and “The Matchmaker,” a Painting entry by Joey Giblin, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“Second Floor Bedroom,” a Painting entry by Velera Adams, “Sunflower and Clouds,” a Drawing by Betty Duffy Eller, and “Boat on the Lakeshore,” a Painting 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 encourages Newton Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors over 65 to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, educational opportunities, and current events discussions throughout the year.

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