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Ready your entries for Art Is Ageless

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village will be accepting entries for the 2021 Art is Ageless® competition from March 15 – 19. Winners will have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the 2022 Art is Ageless calendar. Exhibit dates will be March 22 – April 2.

Artists compete in nine categories, including painting, drawing, photography, quilting and sculpture and may be designated as amateur or professional. The compete rules and category listing is found online. Artists may choose to enter their works for exhibit only. For the competition, works are to have been completed in the past five years (since January 2016).

Due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19, Fort Scott Presbyterian Village plans to hold its event virtually for friends of the program on the community’s Facebook page, and to announce winners on Facebook following a residents-only reception March 31. Works will be on exhibit at the community for residents only.

Artists may choose to enter works for exhibit only. For the competition, works must be completed after the artists is age 65 and must be no more than 5 years old, completed since January 2016. There are nine categories, as well as designations of amateur or professional. Works to be entered for judging may be dropped off beginning March 15. The entry deadline is March 19. Contact Megan Brillhart at 620-223-5550 or to make drop-off arrangements.

The Art is Ageless® program encourages 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.

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) communities to be judged at the systemwide level.

Entry forms and information can be obtained by contacting Megan Brillhart at 620-223-5550 or, or accessed online at

The 2021 calendar features several local Fort Scott artists, including:

  • John Bartlesmeyer with his piece “Druzy & Diamonds” in mixed media/crafts
  • Jean Strader with “Star of Bethlehem Shawl” in fiber arts
  • Carolyn Munsell with her painting “Gossip  
  • Honorable mentions include:
  • Gerald Eliot with “G.E. Lives Here!” (sculpture/3D)
  • Earlene Foster with “Cover Valley Quilting”
  • Barbara Gibson, “Joy in Motion” (mixed media/crafts)
  • Charlotte Kite, “Floral Bouquet Needlework”

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