It's hard believe that it's been a year since we opened in Historic Pawhuska. In a year so much
has changed. We have grown from a handful of talented artists to some of the most talented Western, Wildlife and Native American Artists in the region. Add to that some great photographers and traditional Native American crafts people...It has become a gallery full of wonderful, creative and beautiful things.
As a gallery owner, at times I think "the work can't get better". But, the artists and craftspeople I represent continue to improve their skills, and bring in others to add to our collection. I've been lucky to work with oil painters, sculptors and potters in the gallery watching them produce their work.
As we enter our second year we are adding a new dimension to the gallery with two artists in residence who will work on site. Devin Howell is a painter working on her Masters at Tulsa University. Devin has studied under some of the best contemporary artists of our time. Also Denise Rinvosky, sculptor, will be working in gallery on select days. You can check out the resident artists schedule on our Facebook page and we will be adding it to our website soon.
We continue at Tallgrass Art Gallery to work to give you some of the best art from Oklahoma Artists and Craftspeople. It is our desire now to take that further and let you experience the creation of art visually. We invite you to the gallery to watch our artists at work, talk with them and learn more about the process of creating beautiful and unique things.
In closing, thanks to all the artists and clients who have made this year possible. I look forward to working with you all in the future as Tallgrass Art Gallery becomes the Best Western, Wildlife and Native American Art Gallery on the Southern Plains.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery