Highlighting the Diversity of the American Plains Through Art

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The American Plains Artists or APA was first organized in 1982 as a small group of artists who banded together to highlight through their art, the variety to be found in the vast region known as the American Plains.

From these humble beginnings, the APA today has expanded into a nonprofit organization with a growing membership of both signature and associate members.

Activities of the APA include organizing an annual juried show to encourage, inform and reward artists working in traditional media who maintain high standards of quality and integrity in their representational recordings and artistic expressions of the heritage and history of the Plains. Additional activities include scholarships, workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and an opportunity for members to network among other members.


2020 Show Calendar

  • APA Signature Show, February 1-29, 2020, at RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, Opening Reception Feb. 7, 4-8 PM
  • 35th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale, June 25-August 2, 2020, at Fort Concho, San Angelo, TX, Opening Reception June 25, 5:30-7 PM

More info on our shows and events page.

 See our 2020 Juried National Show Now Online! 

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J.I Mcelroy


Fritzi Heron

Vice President

Lou Albright Artist

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