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Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces Art is Ageless® winners 2

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently announced the winners of the annual 2023 Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We never cease to be inspired by our senior artists,” said Ginger Nance, executive director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only artists 65 and older!”

Here’s a list of this year’s winners!

Best of Show

1.     Professional – Tony Fornelli for Largemouth in Sculpture/3D

2.     Amateur – Sharon Wyckoff for Hummel Quilt in Quilting

Judges Choice

1.     Professional – Tony Fornelli for Largemouth in Sculpture/3D

2.     Amateur – Helen Nuzum for Hen Party in Quilting

People’s Choice

1.     Sharon Wyckoff for Beauty in the Forest in Painting


1.     Charlotte Kite (Amateur) Christmas Snow Globe

2.     Sharon Wyckoff (Amateur) Ribbon Santa Clause Sweatshirt

Mixed Media/Crafts

1.     Ruth Bahr (Amateur) Tatted, Matted Doily

2.     Nancy Lindell (Amateur) Faith Filled Race

3.     (1st place) Tony Fornelli (Professional) Ducks


1.     Sharon Wyckoff (Amateur) Beauty in the Forest

2.     Jane Gaines (Amateur) Happy Beach Boy!

3.     Linda Thompson (Amateur) Old Wind Mill

4.     (Honorable Mention) Kathy Powell (Amateur) Sunny Day on the Water

5.     Linda Thompson (Amateur) Bunny Hop

6.     (1st place) Tony Fornelli (Professional) Freedom


1.     Ronda Bailey (Amateur) Peace in the Valley

2.     Roger Bailey (Amateur) New to the Ranch

3.     Roger Bailey (Amateur) Beauty During Draught

4.     (Honorable Mention) Ronda Bailey (Amateur) Last Frolic in the Snow


1.     Helen Nuzum (Amateur) Star Bright

2.     Sharon Wyckoff (Amateur) Hummel Quilt

3.     Mary Fagg (Amateur) Stars and Flowers

4.    (Honorable Mention) Earline Foster (Amateur) Strip Stacks

5.     Helen Nuzum (Amateur) Hen Party


1.   (1st place) Tony Fornelli (Professional) Largemouth

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.

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