The APA Signature Show, hosted by the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX, opened to a continuously large crowd.  After years of emailing Signature Members back and forth it was great for the Signature Members to finally meet several of the others in person at the opening reception.

sunset oil painting by Barron Postmus American Plains Artists
“Renewal” by Barron Postmus

The show was very well received by the MoWA as well as the public, which made us all very happy!  Winning the Arrowhead (Hosting Facility’s Choice) Award AND the Plainsman (People’s Choice) Award was “Renewal” by Barron Postmus. 

Ready for Battle oil painting by Glen Edwards
Ready for Battle by Glen Edwards

Winning the Golden Spur (Artists’ Choice) Award was “Ready for Battle” by Glen Edwards. Congratulations to these two artists as well as the participating Signature Members in this show! It was a high quality and successful show thanks to all of them! 

 

 

If you were not able to see the show in Kerrville, TX, please take a look at it on the APA website:  www.americanplainsartists.com

 

The prospectus for the 2019 APA 34th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale was put on the APA website May1st and we have already been receiving entries!  The entry due date is August 24, 2019 for sending in your jpgs, entry form, and membership & entry fees.  On the APA website click on “Shows and Events” and then “Juried Show Entry”. That will get you to the page where you can download and print the prospectus.  It is also the page where you can select the tabs to fill out your entry form and to pay your fees.  If you have any questions, please contact judy@americanplainsartists.com.

 We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s jpgs for jurying and to a fantastic show at the Pearce Museum at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX.  The Pearce Museum staff is very much looking forward to our show, too!  So, paint and sculpt great artworks and get the jpgs of them sent for jurying to the four people listed on the prospectus!  

If you are not an artist but just love great art, be sure to mark your calendar for the Opening Reception from 5:30-9 PM, October 10, 2019, at the Pearce Museum for the APA 34th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale!  Hope to meet you there!

Judy McElroy

APA President & Show Chairlady

American Plains Artists Signature Show at the Museum of Western Art 2019

The American Plains Artists 2019 Signature Member Show is almost here.

We thought we’d share a digital version of our invitation with you.

Hope to see you at the show!

  

You are cordially invited to attend the American Plains Artists 

Signature Show at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX, 

May 4-June 29, 2019, and the Opening Reception May 4th, 2-4 PM.  

We look forward to meeting you there!  

 

APA 2018 jURIED sHOW eVENT phOTOS

Our 2018 Show was a beautiful event, but it was also a lot of fun. We just had to share a few of our event photos with you! 

 

 

 

APA Show opening

Fort  Concho, San Angelo, TX  June 28, 2018


The American Plains Artists (APA) 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale will be at the Quartermaster Building at Fort Concho in San Angelo, TX,  June 28-August 5, 2018, with the Opening Reception on Thursday, June 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM.

The public is invited to attend this celebration of “Art of the Plains.” It will feature 112 artworks in traditional media including sculpture, that depict the landscape, wildlife, people and way of life on the American Great Plains region in historical or modern time themes. 

This showcase features many artworks by nationally recognized award winning artists from across the U.S.A. and beyond.

Please join us at Fort Concho or view our show here!

Congratulations!

Plainsman Award Winner news 

AMERICAN PLAINS ARTISTS SIGNATURE SHOW PLAINSMAN (PEOPLE’S CHOICE) AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
Artist Barbara Summers Edwards’ oil painting titled “Wonders of Heaven” won the Plainsman (People’s Choice) Award at the recent American Plains Artists Signature Show which was hosted by the Preserving Arts in the Osage organization in Pawhuska and Osage County, Oklahoma.  Edwards hails from Smithfield, Utah.  The public is invited to see this and other award winning artworks and view the entire show online.

CLICK HERE.

 

Edwards, Barbara Wonders of Heaven 30x20 Oil$3,500.
Plainsman Award $250 (Peoples Choice) Barbara Edwards Wonders of Heaven 30×20 Oil $3,500 SOLD

 

 

2018 Signature Show Award Winners

The APA extends a warm congratulation to the 2018 Signature Show award winners! Hover over the images for info and click to see larger.

You may view the rest of our show here.

Our show is hosted by the Preserving Arts in the Osage at the Ole’ #1 Firehouse Art Center in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, March 24-April 28, 2018.

Hope you can see the show in person. If interested in purchasing artwork, please contact us!

 

Entries Now Being Accepted

The American Plains Artists is now gearing up for their 2018 National Juried Show to be held at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, TX.

The status for entry is now OPEN and artists may begin submitting their digital entries for consideration. The APA is also happy to have Shannon Hanna, owner of R.S. Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX as awards juror.
For more info see the following links.

American Plains Artists 2018 Art Shows

Many of our members and others are anxious to hear about the American Plains Artists 2018 Art Shows which will include both a Signature Member Show and our Annual Art of the Plains Exhibit.

Here’s the latest info, so mark your calendars for these great events!

AMERICAN PLAINS ARTISTS SIGNATURE SHOW
TO BE IN PAWHUSKA, OKLAHOMA

The American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Member Show will be hosted by Preserving Arts in the Osage at the Ole’ #1 Firehouse Art Center in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, March 23-April 28, 2018, and will open with a “By Invitation Only” Meet & Greet and Opening Reception on Friday, March 23rd, from 6-8 PM.  To make reservations for this exciting evening of art and surprises email Bruce at

bruce@tallgrassgallery.net

The public is invited to attend this celebration of “Art of the Plains” featuring realistic and representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region–its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life in historical or modern times.  Artworks in the show will be rendered by nationally recognized, award-winning artists who hail from across the U.S.A.  The approximately fifty-five artworks exhibited and for sale at this event will be created by the APA Signature members who earned the right to Signature status and were elected to that status due in part to the continual high quality of their artwork. 

 

The show is open to the public March 24-April 28, 2018.  See you in Pawhuska—The Arts Destination on the Southern Plains! 

AMERICAN PLAINS ARTISTS 33rd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT & SALE
TO BE IN SAN ANGELO, TEXAS
 

The American Plains Artists (APA) 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale will be at the Quartermaster Building at Fort Concho in San Angelo, TX,  June 28-August 5, 2018, with the Opening Reception on Thursday, June 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM.  The public is invited to attend this celebration of “Art of the Plains” featuring approximately 115 two- and three-dimensional realistic and representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region–its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life in historical or modern times.  Artworks in the show will be rendered by nationally recognized award-winning artists from across the U.S.A. and sometimes from foreign countries.  For more information about the APA and the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark  please go to 

www.americanplainsartists.com

 and 

www.fortconcho.com

 

Our New Blog

American Plains Artists.com/blog


We hope you will find our new blog of interest.

We currently have three new posts announcing our brand new website and two other posts about how to prepare digital photos for entry into our juried show along with a video to help you out!

Additionally, we have a post on just what are the American Plains? Find out and enjoy a video presentation.

Thanks from all of us at the American Plains Artists!

A Trio of Pronghorn Antelope on the Plains