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Art Lovers

Welcome to the Garis Gallery of the American West

We proudly present for your viewing the personal collection of Mr. Jim Garis.  Mr. Garis was a local oil man and art lover.  Mr. Garis had an eye for upcoming artists, but first and foremost, he collected what he liked.  This resulted in a wonderfully eclectic collection.

Ranging from historic masters of American West, such as Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, George Catlin, Charles Livingston Bull and Albert Bierstadt – to award-winning pieces by living artists, such as John Coleman, Harold T. Holden and Larry Pirnie, visitors, we hope, will leave feeling like they have experienced the west through the eyes of these artists. Works include historical paintings that offer true stories, to magnificent landscapes. Bronzes in our collection include master sculptors, Oklahomans Harold T. Holden and Paul Moore and Allan Houser, among others.

Temporary exhibitions provide regional artists, both well-known and rising to the public’s view for six to 10 week shows. You can learn more about artists who have shown here, to those currently showing or upcoming, by clicking on the titles to the left. We also feature exhibitions provided by ExhibitsUSA, a Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Smithsonian.

We strive to offer visitors a unique experience to viewing and learning about art, in an intimate, gallery setting for both our permanent collection featured in our Garis Gallery of the American West, to the temporary exhibitions we offer throughout the year.

Please click through to the other Art Lovers Pages for details on our history and our future!