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. The Arrowhead Award and Mystery Award will be announced soon  and The Plainsman Award will be announced at the end of the show.




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