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Six local artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

Six winning artists in the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2023 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America®).

“After the Show,” a Painting entry by Jane Gaines, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 14 other PMMA® communities. More than 170 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.

“The Christmas Tree,” a Christmas entry by Carolyn Crystal, will be featured on the pull-out postcards included in the 2023 calendar.

“Candlelight,” a Christmas entry by Minnie Lou Allen, “The Piece de Resistance,” a Photography entry by Minnie Lou Allen, “Of All the Mirrors on the Wall I’m the Fairest of them All,” a Sculpture/3D entry by Ruth Bahr, and “Autumn Fire,” a Mixed Media/Crafts entry by Vicki Halls, will be included in the calendar’s honorable mention gallery.

“First Christmas,” a Quilting entry by Helen Nuzum, will be featured on Art is Ageless greeting cards.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Taylor Bailey, marketing director.  “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of senior artists.  Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

A copyrighted program of PMMA, Art is Ageless is open exclusively to people age 65 and older. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

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, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

For more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, contact Taylor Bailey, marketing director, at 620-223-5550 or  For more on Art is Ageless, visit

"Candlelight" by Minnie Lou Allen
"Of All the Mirrors on the Wall I'm the Fairest of them All" by Ruth Bahr
"First Christmas" by Helen Nuzum
"The Piece de Resistance" by Minnie Lou Allen
"After the Show" by Jane Gaines
"Autumn Fire" by Vicki Halls
"The Christmas Tree" by Carolyn Crystal

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