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Rolla Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Rolla Presbyterian Manor recently announced the 2022 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page,

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Lyn Joelle Freeland, 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.”

Winners in the Rolla Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show Professional: Ellen Reynolds, “Spring Flowers — Spring Boots”

Best of Show Amateur: Carol Jessop, “Sunrise on Lake Superior”

Judges Choice Professional : Sophia deLaat, “A Little Bird Told Me”

Judges Choice Amateur: Carol Jessop, “Gardening”

People’s Choice Professional: Barbara Ford, “Grandma’s Wildflower Garden”

People’s Choice Amateur: Helen Hoertel , “Red-Quilled Christmas Card”

Christmas Professional: Sophia deLaat, “Christmas Angel”

Christmas Amateur: Helen Hoertel, “Red Quilled Card”

Mixed Media/Crafts Professional: Sophia deLaat, “A Little Bird Told Me”

Mixed Media/Crafts Professional Amateur: Agnes Maples, “Vintage Wreath”

Painting Professional: Ellen Reynolds, “Spring Flowers — Spring Boots”

Painting Amateur: Carol Jessop, “Sunrise on Lake Superior”

Quilting Professional: Barbara Ford, “Grandma’s Wild Flower Garden”

Drawing Professional: Ellen Reynolds, “Homage to Hair, the Musical”

Needlepoint Amateur: Carol Jessop, “Gardening”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®) senior living communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of PMMA®.  For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Rolla Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

For more information about Rolla Presbyterian Manor, contact Lyn Joelle Freeland at 573-364-7336, or

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