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Eight local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Four winning artists in Salina 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®).

“Last House on Spirit Lane,” a drawing by Craig Boyers, and “Brushes Galore,” a mixed-media/crafts piece by Barb Culley, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall. Boyers’ drawing won best of show in the professional category.

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.

“Letter from Home,” a sculpture/3D entry by Glenn Knak, and “Colorado Cloud,” a drawing by Nancy Lonergan, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2023 calendar.

“Down the Rabit Hole,” a quilting entry by Lynn Droege; “Tea Time,” a painting by Jean Fritz; “Reflections on Silver,” a mixed media/crafts piece by Marie Robinson; and “Patriotic Welcome,” needlework by Kathleen Tremblay, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Cathy Boos, marketing 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 Salina 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.

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