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Seven local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Seven winning artists in Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2023 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).

“Beth’s Tulips,” a Painting entry by Barbara Hall, “Baby Giraffe Dreams, a Painting entry by Wendy Rose, and “Mandarin Duck,” a Photography entry by Len Scotto, 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 170 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.

“Quilt - Machine Embroidery,” a Quilting entry by Marsha Fowler, “Tree of Life,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Don Kelly, and “Green Sea Turtles,” a Photography entry by Michael Watkins, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2023 calendar.

“COVID Weaving Challenge,” a Fiber Arts entry by Ellie Unruh, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“Untitled Rock,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Glenna Coldsmith, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Chris Phelps, marketing director.  “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of senior artists.  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 Lawrence 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.

For more information about Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, contact Chris Phelps, marketing director, at 785-841-4262 or  For more on Art is Ageless, visit

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