Art is Ageless Winners Announced

 Presbyterian Village announces

Art is Ageless® winners

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently announced the 2021 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page,

We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Megan Brillhart, 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 professional: John Bartelsmeyer, “Wedding Quilt Pattern”


Best of Show amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Rona Rooster”


People’s Choice amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Awed by Nature”


People’s Choice professional: Paul Milks, “Weedy Sunset”


Judge’s Choice amateur: Barbara Gibson, “Feith”


Judge’s Choice professional: Tony Fornelli, “The Hillbilly”


Christmas amateur: Linda Thompson, “Winter Mittens”


Fiber Arts amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Jellybean Bookmark”


Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Barbara Gibson, “Feith”


Needlework amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Take a Ride”

Helen Nuzum’s “Take A Ride” quilt. Submitted photo.


Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Tony Fornelli, “In Loving Memory”


Painting amateur: Barbara Stuart, “This & That”



Painting professional: Tony Fornelli, “Dragon Slayer”


Photography professional: Paul Milks, “Weedy Sunset”


Quilting amateur: Earline Foster, “Chubby Chicks”


Sculpture/3D: Tony Fornelli, “The Hillbilly”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America 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 Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’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 Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, 2401 South Horton, Fort Scott, Kan., contact Megan Brillhart at 620-223-5550, or


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