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Four local artists among the Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Four winning artists in Arkansas City 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®).

“The Roundup” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Janice Hale, and “First Snow” and “In the Flint Hills,” Painting entries by Sharon Ternes, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

First Snow by Sharon Ternes

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. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.  

“Pink Piano,” a Sculpture/3-D entry by Karen Johnson, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2024 calendar.  

“Elk Falls,” a Drawing entry by Linda Gibbons, “Mt. Baker from Orcas Island,” a Painting entry by Loretta Harms, and “Pretty Ladies,” a Quilting entry by Donna Thompson, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Cherree Hudspeth, regional sales 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 aged 65 and older. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Arkansas City 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 Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, contact Cherree Hudspeth, regional sales director, at 620-442-8700 or  For more on Art is Ageless, visit 

Flint Hills by Sharon Ternes
Mt. Baker from Orcas Island by Loretta Harms
The Roundup by Janice Hale
Pretty Ladies by Donna Thompson
Elk Falls by Linda Gibbons
Pink Piano by Karen Johnson
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