American Plains Artists Group recently announced plans to hold this year’s Signature Member Show in Pawhuska.

The national show opens March 24 and will run through May 7 at the No. 1 Firehouse Art Center.

“Being chosen to host the show is huge for Pawhuska,” said Bruce Carter, the president of Preserving Arts in the Osage, which is to serve as the show’s official host.

The event will open with a “By Invitation Only” Meet & Greet and Opening Reception, Barbecue, and Western Entertainment on Friday, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. To make reservations for this exciting evening of art and surprises email Bruce at bruce@tallgrassgallery.net no later than Feb. 20.

“This will be the first time these artists have brought their show to a small town or held it outside of a large national gallery,” Carter added.

The public is invited to attend this celebration of “Art of the Plains” featuring realistic and representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region—its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life in historical or modern times.

Artworks in the show will be by nationally recognized, award-winning artists from across the United States. Top 60 members The approximately fifty-five artworks exhibited and for sale at this event will be created by the APA Signature members who earned the right to Signature status and were elected to that status due in part to the continual high quality of their artwork.

For more information about the APA and Preserving Arts in the Osage please go to www.americanplainsartists.com and www.artsintheosage.org.

The show is open to the public March 25-May 7.