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Four local artists to be featured in 40th Art is Ageless® calendar

“Green Thumb Collage” mixed media/crafts by Dianne Dickerson

Four winning artists in Farmington 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).

“Thoughtful,” a painting by Anita Alsup, “Green Thumb Collage,” a mixed media/crafts entry by Dianne Dickerson, “The Maestros Duet,” a painting by Vada Galvan, and “Blue Woven Jacket,” a fiber arts entry by Joyce Pierson (shown above), will appear in the 40th anniversary calendar when it is released this fall.  

“Thoughtful” painting by Anita Alsup

“Snowy and Friends,” a Christmas entry by Dorothy McClanahan, will be featured on the pull-out postcards in the 2021 calendar.

In addition, “Gathering Place,” a Christmas entry by Iris Vincent, and “Train Along Zell Road,” a photography entry by Juanita Wyman, 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 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.

“The Maestros Duet” painting by Vada Galvan

“I am blown away at the talent we have here in our community and am honored that we get to share this exhibit of artwork by seniors,” said Anne Allen, sales and 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.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. The program encourages Farmington 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.

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