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Five local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Five winning artists in Arkansas City 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®).

“Country Santa,” a Christmas entry by Robert Armstrong, “Tom,” a Painting entry by Eldon Eastman, and “Garden Perch,” a Painting entry by Peggy Thomas, 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.

“Ribbon of Peace,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Violet Elliott-Beyer, and “Deck the Halls,” a Christmas entry by Donna Thompson, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“Country Santa,” a Christmas entry by Robert Armstrong, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Whitley Stokes, 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 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 on Art is Ageless, visit

"Country Santa" by Robert Armstrong
"Tom" by Eldon Eastman
"Ribbon of Peace" by Violet Elliott-Beyer
"Garden Perch" by Peggy Thomas
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