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

Preparing Your Digital Files

For our exhibits


In the old days of preparing images for entering a juried art show, you had to have a 35mm camera and slide film! It was a tedious job. However, those days are gone.

Today it’s all about digital entries and uploading files. You save the tasks of developing film, postage and mailing, but it has it’s own quirks.

In this video tutorial you’ll be guided on how to edit your digital photos, and get them ready for show entry.

More information can be found on our Juried Show Entry page. See the image specifications tab.

A Little Education

When the American Plains Artists first went to a National Juried Show format in 1999, it took some time to educate our members about what subjects relate to the Great Plains or for that matter just what are the American Plains? Sometimes it was comical to see a seascape submitted for entry. We knew we had some work to do on our part to get the message across.

So what states comprise the American Plains? Well, here’s a map!

But, maybe you would like to know a little more about the Land, Life, People and Wildlife of the plains? We’ve got you covered in our new Education and Inspiration page! We know you’ll enjoy exploring the links.

We also have a compilation video showing a little more about the Plains and our organization’s activities. Enjoy the 5½ minute video below. It’s also included on our Education page.

 

An All New Website


After 14 years the APA is proud to release an all new website!

Former member William Hagerman, built the first website years ago and now has rebuilt the site from the ground up.

He says: “The old method of maintaining the website was very time consuming and outdated. Therefore the new website is built using more modern technology and is far easier to manage.”

We hope you enjoy our beautiful new website!