American Plains Artists 2023 Signature Show

The American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Show opened March 17 and will continue through April 29, 2023 at the Petrified Wood & Art Gallery in Ogallala, Nebraska.

Realistic and representational artworks of the American Great Plains including the, landscape, people, and the life of the Plains–were exhibited by twenty-seven APA Signature members from across the U.S.A.  Nationally recognized and highly respected Cowboy Artists of America member Brandon Bailey was our Awards Juror.


Best of Show — “Little Winner” by Cliff Barnes
Western Art Collector Publisher’s/Artist Focus Award  —  “Banjo” by Jean G. Green
Art of the West Publisher’s Award  — “Storm Coming” by Alice Leese
Ogallala Award  —  “A Good Day for a Hanging” by Gary Ward
Arrowhead Award  — “I See You” by Tom Samson
Plainsman and Golden Spur Awards to be Announced.

Enjoy our little video! To see our full show click here.

After starting the video you can right click and save it to your computer for better playback. Feel free to share it!

Some imagery and music provided by Adobe Stock.

Here are some additional views from the reception at the Petrified Wood & Art Gallery


Preparing Your Digital Files

For our exhibits

In the old days of preparing images for entering a juried art show, you had to have a 35mm camera and slide film! It was a tedious job. However, those days are gone.

Today it’s all about digital entries and uploading files. You save the tasks of developing film, postage and mailing, but it has it’s own quirks.

In this video tutorial you’ll be guided on how to edit your digital photos, and get them ready for show entry.

More information can be found on our Juried Show Entry page. See the image specifications tab.