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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. The goals have remained the same, to educate the public through traditional and representational art works about the American Plains region including the landscape, wildlife, peoples and way of life in historical or modern times

Activities of the American Plains Artists 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 for all members an opportunity to network among other members.

To learn more about becoming a member or entering our juried show, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

 or our Juried Art Show page.


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