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Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village is excited to announce the winners of its recent Art is Ageless® juried competition and exhibit.

“We’re honored that local seniors allowed us to exhibit and judge their wonderful works,” said Taylor Bailey, senior living sales specialist. “Art is Ageless is unique because it only features the works of artists who are 65 and over. Our artists prove it’s never too late to create art, in any form.

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village hosted a reception for the winning artists listed here:

Best of Show professional: Tony Fornelli, “Duel Knives”
Best of Show amateur: Sharon Wyckoff, “Nativity Skirt”
People’s Choice professional: Tony Fornelli, “Duel Knives”
People’s Choice amateur: Wanda Haley, “States Quilt”
Judge’s Choice professional: Bobbi Kemna, “Nature’s Bowl”
Judge’s Choice amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Barns in Quilts”
Christmas amateur: Sharon Wyckoff, “Nativity Skirt”
Drawing amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Blooming Beauties”
Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Tony Fornelli, “Duel Knives”
Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Gertrude”
Needlework amateur: Karen Coyan, “His Love”
Painting professional: Tony Fornelli, “Bass, Bluegill, Crappie”
Painting amateur: Jim Logan, “The Names of Jesus”
Photography amateur: Roger Bailey, “Sadie Says “Hi!”
Quilting amateur: Sharon Wyckoff, “Delicate Creams”
Sculpture/3-D professional: Tony Fornelli, “Ichthyology – Study of Fishes”
Sculpture/3-D amateur: Rick Sadler, “Ruby Slippers”

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.  The program encourages Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition.

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