The Ellis Art Center

The Ellis Art Center of Collingsworth County Museum is used for receptions and meetings and houses the museum’s collection of art by local and area artists. For many years there has been an art league in Wellington and the Art Center has been supported by this group of talented artists over the years. Presently the collection contains about 200 pieces.

Included in the collection are original drawings of Harold G. Bugbee and Dr. Burl Brim. Also in the collection are watercolors by Glen McLain of Santé Fe. Brim and McLain grew up in
Collingsworth County.

Occasionally, the Ellis Art Center shows some of the hand-made quilts in the Museum’s collection of 24 quilts. Quilts date from as early as the late 19th century. The Museum also has a hand-crocheted bedspread made by Sarah Blevins Jones in the late 20th century and a hand-loomed bed covering brought from England via Virginia and into early Collingsworth County.