Show Gallery

American Plains Artists 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit 

Art of the Plains

Awards Given (Subject to Change Each Year)

  • Best of Show $2,000.00
  • First Place $1,000.00
  • Second Place $750.00
  • Third Place $500.00 Award
  • Clyde Heron Award $250.00 Award In honor of Clyde Heron for the most historically accurate rendered artwork
  • Plainsman Award $250.00 (People’s Choice)
  • Golden Spur Award $250.00 (Artist’s Choice)
  • Arrowhead Award $250.00 (Hosting Facility Board Member’s Choice)
  • Marvin Stevenson Memorial Award $200.00
  • Best Plains People $200.00 Award
  • Best Plains Landscape $200.00
  • Best Plains Remnants $200.00
  • Texas Award -1 year subscription to TX Highways, TX Parks and Wildlife and a copy of Texas Forts Trail by Texas Authors Derrick Birdsall and Kristine Davis – Book donated by Fort Concho Foundation
  • Above Awards and Ribbons given by the APA
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence
    Digital Artwork Ad sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine $750.00 value
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence
    One-Third page ad sponsored by Art of the West $1185.00 Value
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence Artist’s Focus Award sponsored by Western Art Collector $3400.00 Value
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence Full page ad sponsored by Western Art & Architecture $4950.00 Value
  • Exhibition Award-Four person exhibit sponsored by Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, San Angelo, TX
  • Artist’s Retreat Award – given by Our Heritage Guest Rance, Jean Norman Owner Crawford, NE $400.,00 Value



  • Artist’s Retreat Award – given by The Hummer House, Dan and Cathy Brown owners, Christoval, TX $300 Value
  • Sculpture Supplies Award – given by Sculpture Depot, Loveland, CO Karen Richardson Owner | Two $150 Gift certificates.
  • Canvas Panels Award given by SourceTek Scottsdale, AZ Owner JoAnne Pierce | Two award packages
  • TrueArt American Plains Award given by Reed Art & Imaging Lakewood, CO Bob & Betty Reed Owners | $150 gift certificate
  • Award of Excellence – one year subscription to Western Art & Architecture given by Western Art & Architecture




 Juried Show 2018 AWARD WINNERS Gallery  

 Click Here for a  PDF List of All Award Winners  with more information.

“Four more awards were announced at the end of the 33rd APA Annual Juried Show this past summer at Fort Concho in San Angelo, TX.
Congratulations go to David Dorsey, TW “Pops” Vanya, Susan Temple Neumann, and BarronPostmus for winning the four Exhibition Awards given by Fort Concho. The winning artworks were the top favorite artworks chosen by the public in addition to the Plainsman (People’s Choice) Award winner George Ann Johnson. The artworks were:

  • David Dorsey’s “Night Fire”
  • Pops Vanya’s “Sun Dried”
  • Susan Neumann’s “White Eagle”
  • Barron Postmus’ “Night and Day”.

Congratulations to all these fine artists and thanks to our juror Shannon Hanna for her excellent eye and a job well done!




Hosted by Fort Concho National Historic Landmark San Angelo, TX