Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently held a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We’ve had some amazing artwork featured this year, and it’s a thrill to display pieces not only from our residents, but from talented artists in the region,” said Ginger Nance, executive director. “The diversity and quality of entries is exciting.”

Winners in the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village Art is Ageless juried competition were:


  • Best of Show: Tony Fornelli, “Predator and Prey”
  • People’s Choice: Carolyn Munsell, “Grace”
  • Sculpture: Bobbi Kemna, “The Journey”


  • Best of Show: Berniece Buell , “Mystic Nights”
  • People’s Choice: Lela Simpson, “Crocheted Tablecloth”
  • Christmas: Jackie Warren, “Table Topper or Wall Hanging”
  • Drawing: Martha Lee, “Lucy”
  • Mixed Media: Berneice Buell, “Hot Air Balloons”
  • Needlework: Maxine Rimbey, “Faith, Love & God”
  • Painting: Lela Simpson, “Yesterday’s Mail”
  • Quilting: Jackie Warren, “Margaret”

Local competition winners will be featured on Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s website,, and 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, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only.

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.

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. Residents and friends of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.

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