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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.


2021 Show Calendar

  • APA Signature Show, March 15-May 22, 2021, at the Petrified Wood Art Gallery, Ogallala, NE, Opening and Closing Receptions March 15 and May 22, 2-6PM
  • 36th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale, November 5-December 5, 2021, at the CFD Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY, Opening Reception November 5, 5:30-7:30

More info on our shows and events page.

See our 2020 Juried National Show!

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J.I Mcelroy


Fritzi Heron

Vice President

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