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Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently announced the 2022 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.    

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Ginger Nance, executive 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.”

Winners in the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show professional: Tony Fornelli, “Gentle Stream”

Best of Show amateur: Jane Gaines, “After the Show”

People’s Choice amateur: Helen Nuzum, “First Christmas”

People’s Choice amateur: Jane Gaines, “Happy Moments”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Earline Foster, “Lollie Pop Lollie Pop”

Judge’s Choice professional: Thyra Babcock, “Fiddlesticks”

Christmas amateur: Minnie Lou Allen, “Candlelight”

Christmas professional: Carolyn Crystal, “The Christmas Tree”

Fiber Arts professional: Carolyn Crystal, “Sunflower”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Vicki Halls, “Autumn Fire”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Thyra Babcock, “Fiddlesticks”

Needlework amateur: Charlotte Kite, “An Angel Visits”

Painting amateur: Jane Gaines, “After the Show”

Painting professional: Tony Fornelli, “Elephas Maximus”

Photography amateur: Minnie Lou Allen, “The Piece de Résistance”

Quilting amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Quail Trail”

Sculpture/3D amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Of All the Mirrors on the Wall, I’m the Fairest of Them All”

Sculpture/3D professional: Tony Fornelli, “Gentle Stream”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®) senior living communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless 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.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Fort Scott Presbyterian Village 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.

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