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



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

Opening Reception June 23rd, 5:30-7:00 PM.