Show Gallery

American Plains Artists 36th Annual Juried Exhibit 

Art of the Plains

Awards Given ( Subject to change each year )

  • Best of Show $2,000.00
  • 1st Place Award $1,000.00
  • 2nd Place Award $750.00
  • 3rd Place Award $500.00
  • Clyde Heron Award (the most accurately rendered artwork of a historical subject) $250.00
  • Plainsman Award (People’s Choice) – $250.00
  • Golden Spur Award (Artists’ Choice) – $250.00
  • Arrowhead Award (Facility’s Board Member’s Choice) – $250.00
  • Best Plains Life –$200.00
  • Mystery Award (APA Exe. Committee’s Choice) –$200.00
  • The previous two awards are to encourage diversity of subject matter in artwork

****All of the awards above and all ribbons are given by the American Plains Artists****




  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence – One-Half Page Ad sponsored by Art of the West $1,780.00 value
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence – Half-Page Ad sponsored by Western Art & Architecture $3,050.00
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence – Artist’s Focus Award sponsored by Western Art Collector $3,400.00 value
  • Exhibition Award – Inclusion in the 2022 CFD Western Art Show, sponsored by the Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
  • Artist’s Retreat Award – given by Our Heritage Guest Ranch, Jean Norman, Owner, Crawford, NE $400.00 value
  • Canvas Panels Award Two Awards — given by SourceTek, Owner JoAnne Pierce, Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Wyoming Award – a one-year subscription to Wyoming Lifestyles and to Wyoming Wildlife given by the American Plains Artists, and a copy of The Man Who Hated Hickock by Wyoming Author CM Wendelboe given by CM Wendelboe.
  • 10 Awards of Excellence
  • Other Awards Possible

 Juried Show 2021 AWARD WINNERS Gallery  






HOSTED BY CFD OLD WEST MUSEUM November 5 – December 5, 2021

4610 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

  •  To Purchase an Artwork Contact Amanda at the CFD Old West Museum — Phone:  307.778.7289
  • Purchases made before the Opening Reception will pay a 25% “Jump the Gun” premium
  • Purchases and Premiums benefit the artist, the APA, and the CFD Old West Museum.”