Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces Art is Ageless® 2017 winners

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 Ginger Nance, executive 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 (amateur): Tree of Life (Carolyn Crystal)
  • Best of Show (professional): Rock Creek Reflections (Paul Milks)
  • People’s Choice (professional): Tree of Life (Carolyn Crystal)
  • People’s Choice (professional): A History Lesson (Aaron “Skip” Smith)
  • Judges’ Choice:
    • Tony Fornelli – Reed Predator
    • Aaron “Skip” Smith – A History Lesson
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Louise Strader – Open Doors Ojo de Dios
    • Jean Strader – Ojo de Dios Lap Throw
    • Marjory Bailey – Gray Bead Necklace 3 Piece Set
    • Harold Hicks – Winter Wonderland
    • Aeron Hicks – Light House in Autumn
    • Aeron Hicks – Ruins at Spring Eventide
  • Christmas (amateur):
    • Mary Lynn Seeley – Tall Santa
    • Aeron Hicks – Christmas Campfire
    • Mary Lynn Seeley – Cardinal Holly
  • Drawing (amateur):
    • Bobby Roberts – Wild Horse
    • Bobby Roberts – Indian Tribe Teepees in the Valley
  • Drawing (professional):
    • Aaron “Skip” Smith – A History Lesson
    • Aaron “Skip” Smith – Salvy
  • Mixed Media/Crafts (amateur):
    • Louise Strader – Three Feathers Ojo de Dios
    • Marge Bailey – Sparkling Blue Necklace Set
    • Aeron Hicks – Summer Dream
  • Mixed Media/Crafts (professional): Carolyn Crystal – Seasonal Center Pieces
  • Needlework (professional): Carolyn Crystal – Easter Tea Towels
  • Painting (amateur):
    • Aggie Keesling – Sun up Sun Down
    • Aggie Keesling – Another Long Day
    • Bobby Roberts – Osage Indian Teepees
  • Painting (professional): Tony Fornelli – Light House
  • Photography (amateur): Jean Strader – Noxious or Nice?
  • Photography (professional):
    • Paul Milks – Rock Creek Reflections
    • Paul Milks – Butterflies & Milkweed
  • Quilting (amateur):
    • Carolyn Crystal – Tree of Life
    • Louise Strader – Basket of Strawberries
  • Sculpture/3-D (professional or amateur):
    • Tony Fornelli – Reed Predator
    • Tony Fornelli – Brave Soldiers
  • Fiber Arts (amateur):
    • Jean Strader – Purple Mountain Majesty
    • Kathleen Cross – Yarn /Scarf

Local competition winners will join winners from 17 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level may be 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 S. Horton
Fort Scott, KS 66701, contact Ginger Nance at (620) 223-5550 or send us a message.

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