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2016 Officers of APA

                                                                                        President                  Steven Napper

                                                                                        Vice President          Alice Leese

                                                                                        Secretary                  Fritzi Heron

                                                                                        Treasurer                  Marvin Stevenson



The American Plains Artists Charter Members

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.  The following artists were at the first meeting of the APA that was held in Denver City, Texas, and they became the Charter Members of this organization.

Herb Bryant     Bill Craig     Bob Chennault     Ann Hartman


Jammey Huggins     Ginnie Seifert     Marvin Stevenson     Lovella Todd



The American Plains Artists Signature Members

Signature Membership which is limited to 30 artists involves first an invitation from the Executive Committee to qualifying Associate Members, explaining the benefits and added responsibilities associated with Signature status. Only Associate Members who have been juried into three annual membership shows and are in good standing will be considered. Acceptance and confirmation of Signature status allows the artist to use the APA designation on their artwork as well as being eligible to hold office.  The following artists have achieved this status.

   Kathy Anderson    Cliff Barnes   Pam Bunch    Bob Coffee    Bonnie Conrad    Barbara S. Edwards   

Glen Edwards   Jean G. Green    Debra J. Groesser    Fritzi Heron    M.S. Hollis    Jammey Huggins    

Mike Irvin    H. R. Kaiser   Mary Lambeth    Alice Leese    Carol Lundeen   Mike Mahon    

 J. I. McElroy    Judith Moore-Knapp    Steven Napper    Eileen Nistler    Anne Peyton    Barron Postmus   

 Cheryl Roush    Ken Rowland    Tamara Rymer    Bill Scheidt     William A. Schneider     Marvin Stevenson    

 Sherry Blanchard Stuart    Cecy Turner   Burneta Venosdel    Don Weller 

The American Plains Artists Emeritus Members

Emeritus Membership is an honorary membership for individuals who are  artists, but are not part of the artist membership. This may be conferred by the membership with nomination and a majority vote of members present at the annual meeting.  This catagory of membership is a way of recognizing individuals for outstanding service in advancing the purpose of the APA.

All of the following artists were Signature Artists of the APA and contributed immensely to this organization.

Clyde Heron     Karen Brown     Helen Clements    Barbara Earwood     Ann Lane    Dawn Weimer

The American Plains Artists Associate Members

Associate Membership is acquired by paying fees as set in the APA Administrative Policies.  These members will

receive all newsletters, invitations and show prospectus.  They are as follows:


          Kristen Abramson   Lou Sanders Albright   Carol Armstrong   Matt Atkinson   Joan Bartlett  

Scott Beckendorf   Mary Ann Bartman    Sharon Brenning   Douglas H. Brown  Maryann Brummer  

 Herb Bryant   Gary Byrd   June Cade   Sandy Campion    Pat Carney   Mary Ann Cherry  Douglas Clark  

Rush Cole   Joe Collins     Kathleen Cook    Karen Cooper   Elizabeth Corbett  Freda De Odis  

David Dorsey   Christine Drewyer   June Dudley   Will Ersland   J.C. Fontecchio   Vern Friesen  

Berry Fritz   Tim Goss   Georgette Evans Grey   Patricia A. Griffin   Terry Hager   Sarah Harless  

Tim Harmon   Israel Holloway   Helen Howerton   Debbie Hughbanks   Jennifer Hunter   Sandy Ingram 

 Joni Johnson     Barbara Ann Jones   Stephen G. Jones    Marsha Karle    Travis G. Keese   

Kathleen Kirch   Andrew Knez Jr.   Bob Koser   Patsy E. Lane   Skeeter Leard   Connie Levsen  

Patsy Lindamood   Cindy Long  Susan Lynn   

Janel Maher   John Markese    Susan May   Jimmie Mayes   Linda Kay Mayfield   

Vicki McMillan   Mary Michael    Layne Mills   Bill Mittag   Carolyn Mock   Pat Moore   Rita Morris  

Mark L. Moseman    Jack Moss   Dick Mueller    Tania Ochoa    Mejo Okon   Mary Lou Pape  

Charlene Parenteau   Pokey Park   Jan Perkins   John Rasberry    T. K. Riddle    Neil Rizos   Daniel Rolf  

John David Rule   Linda Rust  Tom Sampson   Patricia Scarborough   Ivan Schlutz   Melody Sears  

 Daria Shachmut   Kathy Sigle   Tina Simeon    Virginia Grass Simmons    Sandy Sliger   Marla Smith  

Nathan Solano   Bill Stevens   Hal Stewart   Travis M. Stewart   Monte B. Stokes   Storm Strickland  

Nichole Taylor   Louise Thies   Skip Thompson   Michele Tisdale   Esther Marie Versch  

Carlene Wallace   Herman Walker   Patrice Walker   Paul Walsh   K W Whitley   Jenine Wilhelms  

Bassel Wolfe   Mary Wood   Linda Woodward   Bennie Woods   A.B. Word   Gary Wortham  

Kim Zainey   Rebecca Zook   


You may become an associate member of the American Plains Artist by contacting


Marvin Stevenson, APA Treasurer by email: TREASURER


Although you may join at any time, the yearly dues are payable each year at the time of entry into the yearly show.

The yearly dues are $35.00  and you may mail your check and information to:


American Plains Artists c/o Marvin Stevenson APA Treasurer 40 Prestwick Odessa, TX 79762




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