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Gurley artist's work to appear in Kansas show


For The Sun-Telegraph

The "Crane Sunrise," by Gurley artist J.I. McElroy, won the Golden Spur Award in the Art of the Plains show, which is held in Topeka, Kan.

The American Plains Artists accepted four artworks by J. I. McElroy of Gurley for inclusion in its 2016 "Art of the Plains" Signature Show being exhibited at the South Wind Art Gallery in Topeka, Kan.

Sixty-seven artworks from 27 APA signature artists from across the nation were accepted into this show. McElroy's artworks included two watercolor paintings, one pencil drawing and an acrylic painting, titled "Crane Sunrise," which won the Golden Spur Award. One of only three awards given in this show, the Golden Spur Award is voted on by the APA Signature Members for their favorite artwork in the show.

The public is invited to see this celebration of "Art of the Plains" featuring realistic and representational artworks by nationally recognized, award-winning artists in traditional media--painting and sculpture--depicting the American Great Plains region--its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life in historical or modern times.

The South Wind Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about the South Wind Art Gallery or the APA and to see the show online please go to and


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