Never Too Late - November 2022

PCOA In-house Specialists in LGBTQ Elder Care: Sarah Bahnson LGBTQ Community Liaison Elizabeth Reeves Community Services System Director John Chihak Intake Specialist Jennifer Caragan Case Management Supervisor

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Our Featured Artist: Sandra F. Montgomery

The Drawing Studio is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, creative learning organization that brings art and

I am a self-taught artist, born in Alabama, raised on a homestead in Yuma, Arizona. I have drawn and painted for years, am a member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) Sonoran Plein

the benefits of creating art to the entire community. The Drawing Studio offers affordable fee-based and free classes and workshops, hosts events and exhibits, and fosters awareness of the positive effects of creativity on individuals. The mission is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace art practice as a pathway to person growth and healthy community. PCOA and The Drawing Studio proudly partner to feature original work by older artists in Pima County in Never Too Late , celebrating and showcasing the creativity of older adults in our community. If you would like to see more of the artist’s work, or to begin an art practice of your own, you may call (520) 620-0947 or email

Barrio Neighborhoods, in our Botanical Gardens. I love the impressionists style realism with all their light and color. That’s what I try to do in my paintings. I enjoy painting with others, and sharing skills, tips, to those just starting out. So, I teach basic drawing and watercolor whenever I can. Plus I relish custom painting. To take someone else’s vision or photograph, and interpret it for them on canvas, watercolor or an old window is truly a creative exercise. The art featured on this issue’s cover, Working For Pink Nectar, acrylic, is by Sandra F. Montgomery (full image above)

Air Painters and Tucson Barrio Painters. A graduate of University of Arizona 1975 in Fine Art, Tucson is my home. I also paint in enamels, on old collectible windows, I call Old Window Art. My medium is water based, in watercolor, acrylics and Pen and Ink. I recently tried water-based oils, and

really enjoyed it. Artist Statement

Living in this beautiful desert I discovered painting outside years ago, in my garden, set up in our state and national parks, the

PCOA Board of Directors Agnes Poore, RN, Chair Estella Searcy, Vice Chair Ava Butler, Secretary Robert Ramirez, Treasurer Adaline Klemmedson, Immediate Past Chair

Members: Josephina Ahumada Karla Bennington ( Advisory Council Chair) Piper Frithsen

Denise Taylor R.Wayne Wood M.D. David Yarger Title III Programs Advisory Council Karla Bennington, Chair Wendy Ascher, Vice Chair Fred Bossemeyer

Carla Castaneda Frederick R. Eisele Allan Gordon George Mairs Denise Ochoa-Puchi Stella Mae Smith PCOA President & CEO W.Mark Clark

Amy Levin Ron Meck Christina Noz Beth Smith

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