Fort Scott, KS. — Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.
“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Becky Kellum, 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 Bartlesmeyer, “Druzy & Diamonds”
Best of Show (amateur): Thyra Babcok, “Round of Robins”
Judges Choice (professional): Tony Fornelli, “His Word”
Judges Choice (amateur): Earline Foster, “Clover Valley”
People’s Choice (professional): Tony Fornelli, “Wilderness Knife”
People’s Choice (amateur): Carolyn Eastwood, “My Flower Garden”
Christmas (professional): Carolyn Crystal, “Christmas Stocking”
Christmas (amateur): Linda Thompson, “Thompson Farm”
Fiber Arts (amateur): Jean Strader, “Star of Bethlehem”
Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Tony Fornelli, “Wilderness Knife”
Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur): Barbara Gibson, “Joy in Motion”
Needlework (professional): Carolyn Crystal, “Flower Bag”
Needlework (amateur): Charlotte Kite, “Floral Bouquet”
Painting (professional): Carolyn Munsell, “Gossip”
Painting (amateur): Glenda Stevicks, “The Cottage”
Photography (professional): Paul Milks, “Sunrise at Fort Scott National Cemetery”
Quilting (professional): Carolyn Crystal, “American Flag”
Quilting (amateur): Earline Foster, “Clover Valley”
Sculpture 3/D (professional): Bobbi Kemna, “Forever”
Sculpture 3/D (amateur): Gerald Elliott, “G.E. Lives Here!”
Local competition winners will join winners from 16 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. The 2021 calendar marks the 40th anniversary for the Art is Ageless program.
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 S. Horton, Fort Scott, contact Becky Kellum at 620-223-5550, or email@example.com.