Show Gallery

American Plains Artists 38th 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 Wildlife–$200.00 Mystery Award (APA Exe. Committee’s Choice) –$200.00
  • The previous two awards are to encourage diversity of subject matter in artwork.
  • The Texas Award – a one-year subscription to Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife and a copy of The Civil War Day by Day, Vol. I-IV Book donated by the APA and the Pearce Museum
  • ***All of the awards above and all ribbons are given by the American Plains Artists***


  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence – 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 value
  • Publisher’s Award of Excellence – Half-Page Artist’s Focus Award sponsored by Western Art Collector $3,600.00 value
  • Exhibition Award – One or More Awards – sponsored by the Pearce Museum at Navarro College, Corsicana, TX
  • Artist’s Retreat Award – given by Our Heritage Guest Ranch, Jean Norman, Owner, Crawford, NE $400.00 value
  • Artist’s Retreat Award — given by Cowboys and Angels Retreat, James & Kelli Wright, Owners,
  • Mountain Home, TX $400.00 value
  • Award of Excellence – Ribbons and Bragging Rights
  • Other Awards Possible


 Juried Show 2023 AWARD WINNERS Gallery  


The APA heartily thanks Awards Juror Dr. Darrell Beauchamp; Executive Director of the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX for judging the show for awards.




3100 West Collin Street — Corsicana, TX 75110 | October 19, 2023 – January 4, 2024