Prepare yourself to be taken on a journey into the history, wildlife, and beauty of the old west in the Jerry Thomas Art Gallery and Collection. The beautiful gallery building, designed with Southwest architectural accents, is a spacious 5,000 sq ft state of the art facility adjoining the El Quartelejo Museum in Scott City, Kansas.
The gallery houses a beautiful array of original artwork by renowned artist Jerry Thomas. Jerry’s penchant for realism, incredible detail and historic research and facts has become legendary. His work resides in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. The visitor is treated to an awe-inspiring look into the creative process of Jerry’s award-winning artwork at the media communications and history center.
This facility gives the audience a glimpse into the inspiration behind Jerry’s work and leads them through the development of each piece of artwork. The viewer will be fascinated by the histories, stories, people, wildlife, and landscapes that are involved and influential in Jerry’s work. A special story of the “People of the West” is waiting to be discovered. Patrons will also be entertained by the fascinating and beautiful collection of western Heritage items and relics, including items actually used by Jerry in the creation of his paintings.
These collections include beautiful Native American, Civil War, Indian War, and cowboy trail items. The Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection is definitely a must see destination point for wildlife and western art enthusiasts and those who appreciate the stories and memorabilia of the old west.
Donations to the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection may be made through the Scott Community Foundation. www.scottcf.org
Jerry Thomas is a 1977 Scott Community High School graduate and the son of Clyde and Velda Thomas.