Category: Western Art

Can you identify the symbols on this quilt? It’s a mystery.

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise A few months ago while at the Nowata County Historical Society Museum I noticed an exhibit about a mystery quilt. Dated Monday, Dec. 18, 1915, the quilt’s mystery lies in the cryptic symbols on…

Osage County Tourism Gains Momentum

By: Roseanne McKee, Osage County Tourism Coordinator The Osage County Tourism Forum was held from 10 – 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Gilcrease Museum’s Helmerich Research Center, where stakeholders, tourist venue representatives and tourism specialists gathered to share and learn. There was…

American Plains Artists Signature Member Show Coming to Pawhuska

The American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Member Show will be hosted by Preserving Arts in the Osage at the Ole’ #1 Firehouse Art Center in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, March 24 – May 7. The show will open with an Invitation Only Meet and Greet event, featuring Western…

John D. Free Tribute Opens at Woolaroc Museum

By Roseanne McKee On the evening of Oct. 14, at Woolaroc Museum outside Bartlesville, Okla., family and relatives of the Western sculptor and painter, the late John D. Free, gathered. The extended Free Family Among those in attendance were sons of the artist: John,…

Osage Ballet to hold Art Auction Feb. 27 in downtown Tulsa

Osage Ballet Press Release With Interview by Journalist, Kathy Swan With the resounding success of the Festival of Families performance for the Papal visit, the Osage Ballet has announced a fundraiser art auction to be held Feb 27 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa…

New Art Gallery Opens in Pawhuska

By: Roseanne McKee Bruce Carter, owner of the Tallgrass Art Gallery at 521 Kihekah Ave. spoke to the Kiwanis Club recently about his new gallery, the path he travelled to become an artist and what led him to choose Pawhuska. “When I was in…