Four area artists among 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 2021 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).
“A Journey Through Time,” a quilting entry by Claudia Ehlers (above, right), “Peacock,” a mixed media/crafts entry by Janice Hale (above, left), “Waiting for Spring,” a drawing by Marjorie Swaim, and “Kern Valley, CA Horse Ranch,” a painting by Jean Swanson (above, middle), will appear in the 40th anniversary calendar when it is released this fall.
Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 15 other PMMA communities. More than 160 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.
“Dresden Flower Garden,” a quilting entry by Wilda Buffo, and “OSU Cowboy Alumnus,” a sculpture 3-D entry by Dr. Steve Swaim, will be featured on the pull-out postcards in the 2021 calendar.
In addition, “Dresden Flower Garden,” a quilting entry by Wilda Buffo, and “Christmas Tree,” a Christmas entry by Donna Eastman, will appear on Art is Ageless greeting cards.
“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Sean Page, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”
Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of PMMA. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years, and the artist must have been at least 65 at the time the piece was created.
Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.