Local renowned artist Kevin Red Star received the prestigious President’s Choice Williams Award for his painting, “Snapping Turtle”. Earlier this month Red Star was among 70 artists featured at the “Collectors’ Reserve: American art Exhibition and Sale” held at the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art – Gilcrease Museum opened in Tulsa on May 3, 1949. Collector and oilman Thomas Gilcrease (1890-1962) created this private museum. His vast collection was subsequently deeded to the City of Tulsa in 1955. The museum’s more than 400,000-piece collection relates to the discovery, expansion, and settlement of North America, with special emphasis on the Western Frontier and Native American artifacts, culture and tradition.