Two of the three special award winners have been announced for the American Plains Artists’ show in progress at Pawhuska’s Ole #1 Firehouse Art Center.
Center visitors are to determine which of the show’s 54 small works receives of the Plainsman Award as the exhibit’s “People’s Choice” winner. Public voting continues through May 6, when the national show is scheduled to conclude.
The “Art of the Plains” Signature Show and Sale opened March 25 at the center, 118 1/2 W. Main St., between City Hall and the Constantine Center. More than 100 persons attended a March 24 reception for the exhibit, which is being sponsored by a local non-profit organization — Preserving Arts in the Osage.
Bruce Carter, the president of Preserving Arts in the Osage, said the show’s first two award winners were announced at the opening reception.
“Hats and Shadows,” a watercolor by Utah artist Don Weller, which APA artists selected for the Golden Spur Award.
“Hugs and Kisses,” an oil painting by Texas artist Cheryl Roush, was named by the sponsoring group as recipient of the Arrowhead Award.
The public exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Carter said.