Show Gallery

American Plains Artists 37th 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
  • Ken Rowland Memorial Award – $100
  • Bob Coffee Memorial Award – $100
  • 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 – 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 $3,600.00 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
  • Canvas Panels Award Two Awards — given by SourceTek, Owner Traci Haddox, Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Texas Award– One-year subscriptions to Texas Highways and Texas Parks and Wildlife given by the American Plains Artists, and a copy of Texas Forts Trail by Texas Authors Derrick Birdsall and Kristine Davis given by the Fort Concho Foundation
  • 6 Awards of Excellence

 Juried Show 2022 AWARD WINNERS Gallery  

Click Here for a PDF List of the award Winners

The APA heartily thanks artist Phil Bob Borman for his great job in judging the show for awards. He stated that he was VERY impressed with all the artwork!



Hosted by Fort Concho National Historic Landmark 630 S. Oakes Street – San Angelo, TX June 23-August 7, 2022