Show Gallery

American Plains Artists 39th 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 People–$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 – 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 – Five Awards sponsored by Fort Concho NHL San Angelo, TX
  • Artist’s Retreat Award – given by Our Heritage Guest Ranch, Jean Norman, Owner, Crawford, NE $400.00 value
  • The Texas Award – one year subscriptions to Texas Highways and Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine given by the APA and a copy of Texas Forts Trail by Texas Authors Derrick Birdsall and Kristine Davis given by the Fort Concho Foundation.
  • Award of Excellence – Ribbons and Bragging Rights
  • Other Awards Possible

 Juried Show 2024 AWARD WINNERS Gallery  

The APA heartily thanks artist Teresa Elliott for being our Awards Juror

Note: The Arrowhead Award, Plainsman Award and Exhibition Award winners will been announced at the end of the show.

Click here for a printable PDF of the Award Winners.




630 S. Oakes Street — San Angelo, TX 76903 | June 27 — August 4, 2024