Calendar girl at 97, artist wins top prize

Shirley Nemetz-Ress with her latest work, a collage, in the art studio at The Fountains. At 97, she keeps busy with her artwork. Her work, “Magenta 1,” was named as the photo for both the cover of the Expressions calendar and for the month of May. With Nemetz-Ress is Fountains art teacher Ellen O’Shea. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK— At 97 years young, Shirley Nemetz-Ress is thrilled to be the artist selected to have her painting on the front cover of the 2019 Expressions calendar. It’s quite an honor. For more than 19 years, Watermark has published a full-color calendar, a collection of works from Watermark residences from around the country, of which The Fountains at Millbrook is one.

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