Get your entries ready!

The American Plains Artists is now gearing up for their 2021 National Juried Show to be held at the CFD Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Artists may begin submitting their digital entries between July18- Sept. 11, 2021 for consideration. The APA is also happy to have western sculptor Jeff Wolf, as awards juror.
For more info see the following link.

APA 2021 Signature Show

Awards

The American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Show opened at 2 PM, Monday, March 15, 2021, at the Petrified Wood & Art Gallery in Ogallala, NE, to a large, steady crowd despite two major highways being closed from the middle of Nebraska all the way to Utah due to bad winter snowstorms in western Nebraska and Wyoming. 

Realistic and representational artworks of the American Great Plains–the wildlife, landscape, people, and the life of the Plains–were exhibited by twenty-two APA Signature members from across the U.S.A.  Nationally recognized and highly respected Awards Juror Don Dernovich awarded the following:

 

  •   BEST OF SHOW:   “Comfort Mood”, an oil painting by Sherry Blanchard Stuart of Scottsdale, AZ

THREE PUBLISHER AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

  1. “Mama’s Boy”, an oil painting by Judy Osburn of Norman, OK–Quarter-page ad given by Art of the West, Andrew Kane, Owner/Publisher; 
  2. “Silence Speaks” a bronze sculpture by Mary Michael, of Belt, MT– One month digital ad given by Fine Art Connoisseur, B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher; 
  3. “Collectibles”, an oil painting by Cheryl Roush of Midland, TX–Half-page ad given by Western Art & Architecture, Tim Newton, Publisher.
Stuart, Sherry Blanchard Comfort Mood 16x26 Oil on linen $2400
Sherry Blanchard Stuart “Best of Show” Comfort Mood 16×26 Oil on linen $2400

 

 

Other awards included the Arrowhead Award chosen by the Petrified Wood & Art Gallery–“General’s Game”, a colored pencil artwork by Eileen Nistler of Upton, WY, and the Golden Spur award chosen by the APA Signature Members–“Grand Autumn Day”, an acrylic by J. I. McElroy of Gurley, NE.  A special “Ogallala” Award given by the APA was won by “Prairie Wind”, an oil painting by Barbara Summers Edwards of Smithfield, UT.  This award received the autographed and remarqued book Ogallala, a Century on the Trail by Elaine Nielsen whose husband and daughter chose the award-winning artwork.

The APA Signature show continues through May 22, 2021.  The public is invited to see this “Art of the Plains” show and is also invited to attend the ending reception on May 22nd from 2-6 PM.  The Petrified Wood & Art Gallery is located at 418 East 1st Street, Ogallala, NE, and is open 8 AM-4 PM MDT Monday-Saturday.  If attending the show in person is not an option, the public is encouraged to view the APA exhibit following the link below.  For more information call the gallery at 308.284.9996.

Click here to view our award winning art work and show!

Mary Lou Pape American Plains Artists Plainsmen award winner and best plains wildlife award 3 wolves in snow titled Greetings

2019 APA 34th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT & SALE REPORT

The APA is very pleased to have had a really good show at a great place—The Pearce Museum at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX, October 10, 2019-January 4, 2020. We have received very enthusiastic and positive reviews from many sources about the show as well as the Pearce Museum and the great people who work there. It was wonderful working with such a fine group of people and an outstanding museum. A big thank you goes out to them all!

The winner of the Plainsman (People’s Choice) Award was “Greetings”, an oil painting of three wolves painted by Mary Lou Pape of Monument, CO. Congratulations, Ms. Pape!

 

APA Show opening

Pearce Museum Of Navarro College


The American Plains Artists (APA) 34th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale will be at the Pearce Museum of Navarro College – Corsicana, TX – October 10, 2019 through January 4, 2020 Opening Reception, October 10, 2019, 5:30-9pm

The public is invited to attend this celebration of “Art of the Plains.” It will feature 110 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 in Corsicana! or view our show here!

 

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!