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Three local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Three winning artists in Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Uncle Sam Santa” by David Breuer (above, left) and “Ave Maria” by Sophia deLaat (above, middle, bottom) 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 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.

“Cardinal Direction,” a mixed media/crafts entry by Sophia deLaat (above, middle, top), and “Chocolate Delight,” a quilting entry by Barbara Ford (above, right), will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2022 calendar.

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

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 Rolla 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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