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Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces its Art is Ageless® winners

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

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Taylor Bailey, marketing 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 amateur: Sharon Wyckoff, “Hummel Quilt”

Best of Show professional: Tony Fornelli, “Largemouth”

People’s Choice: Sharon Wyckoff, “Beauty in the Forest”

Judge’s Choice amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Hen Party”

Judge’s Choice professional: Tony Fornelli, “Largemouth”

Christmas amateur: Charlotte Kite, “Christmas Snow Globe”

Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Tatted, Matted Doily”

Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Tony Fornelli, “Ducks”

Painting amateur: Sharon Wyckoff, “Beauty in the Forest”

Painting professional: Tony Fornelli, “Freedom”

Photography amateur: Ronda Bailey, “Peace in the Valley”

Quilting amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Star Bright”

Sculpture/3D professional: Tony Fornelli, “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.

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.

For more information about the program, contact Taylor Bailey at 620-223-5550, or

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