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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.

Activities of the APA 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 an opportunity for members to network among other members.


2024 Show Calendar

  • APA Signature Show September 6-28th in the IMPACT Gallery at the Prairie Arts Center, 416 N Jeffers, in North Platte, NE | Reception September 6th at 5pm.
  • View the 2023 Signature Show!
    APA 39th Annual Juried Show June 27th – August 4th at the Fort Concho’s Quartermaster Building in San Angelo, TX. Opening Reception June 27th 5:30pm – 7pm

More info on our shows and events page.


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J.I Mcelroy


Fritzi Heron

Vice President

Lou Albright Artist

Lou Albright




Jammey Huggins artist

Jammey Huggins