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Farmington PMMA artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Five winning artists in Farmington Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“Farmer Working on his Irrigation Pump,” a drawing by Juanita Rapp-Wyman (shown right, top) was named Best of Show – Professional and will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall. In addition to the drawing, “Hometown Winter,” a Christmas piece by Gary Jones (shown at the very top, left); “Gone Fishing,” a needlework by Helen Kripplaben (shown right, bottom); “Beauty and the Fleece,” a painting by Vada Galvan (shown right, middle); and “Blue-Eyed Cat,” a drawing by Barbara Stanfield (shown at the very top, right), also will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

“Abstract Family,” a sculpture/3D entry by E. Dean Burns; “Canal at Navares,” a painting by DeeAnne Hansen; and “Canopied Path at Oak Alley,” a photograph by Juanita Rapp-Wyman, will be featured on the new pull-out postcards included in the 2020 calendar.

In addition, “Hey, Virginia, It’s Me!” a Christmas piece by Vada Galvan, will be featured on the Art is Ageless greeting cards.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 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.

“We are blown away by the artistic talent in our community,” said Anne Allen, marketing director at Farmington Presbyterian Manor. “Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving 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.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Farmington 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.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Learn more at

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