American Plains Artists -
Susan Temple Neumann, "White Eagle," oil, 24 x 18 in.

The American Plains Artists (APA) 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale opened June 28 to a very large crowd, a great band, and delicious treats in the Quartermaster Building at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, where the exhibit continues through August 5, 2018. Realistic and representational artworks of the American Great Plains by 71 APA members from across the U.S. and Canada are on exhibit.

Awards Juror Shannon Hanna of RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, awarded the following:

Best of Show: “White Eagle” (above) by Susan Temple Neumann, Rowlett, TX

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Patrice Dello-Russo, “You Can’t See Me,” oil, 8 x 15 in.

1st Place Award: “You Can’t See Me” by Patrice Dello-Russo, Santa Fe, NM

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Barron Postmus, “American Wood & Iron”

2nd Place Award: “American Wood & Iron” by Barron Postmus, West Hills, CA

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George Ann Johnson, “Sir Brahma,” 24 x 36 in.

3rd Place Award: “Sir Brahma” by George Ann Johnson, Huntsville, TX

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Victor Blakey, “She’s All Business,” oil, 36 x 24 in.

Other awards sponsored by the APA included:
• Clyde Heron Award: “A Good Day for Hanging” by Gary Ward, Canyon, TX
• Marvin Stevenson Memorial Award: “Relaxed” by Sarah Harless, Sayre, OK
• Best Plains Landscape: “Barn SW of Perkins 2” by Jeff Williams, Stillwater, OK
• Best Plains Remnants: “American Wood & Iron” by Barron Postmus, West Hills, CA
• Texas Award: “Facing the Storm” by Barbara Summers Edwards, Smithfield, UT
• Arrowhead Award (Hosting Facility’s Choice): “She’s All Business” by Victor Blakey, Carrollton, TX

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Dana Lombardo, “Afternoon Shade,” oil, 20 x 16 in.

Golden Spur (APA Members Choice/Favorite) Award: “Afternoon Shade” by Dana Lombardo

Publisher’s Awards of Excellence were awarded to:
• “A New Hope” by Jill Westbrook, Stillwater, OK —Art of the West, Allan Duerr and Tom Tierney, Co-Publishers
• “Lots of Squash” by Felicia, Edwards, CO —Fine Art Connoisseur, B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher
• “Attitude” by Anne Peyton, Phoenix, AZ —Western Art Collector, “Artist Focus Award” Vincent W. Miller, Publisher
• “Of the Principal People” by John David Rule, Minco, OK —Western Art & Architecture, Jared Swanson, Publisher

Other awards included:
• Artist’s Retreat Award: “Prickly Perch” by Helen Howerton, Tulsa, OK, given by Our Heritage Guest Ranch, Jean Norman, Owner, Crawford, NE
• Artist’s Retreat Award: “Turkey Trot” by Cheryl Roush, Midland, TX, The Hummer House, Dan & Cathy Brown, Owners, Christoval, TX
• Sculpture Supplies Awards: “Prince of the Pond” by Jammey Huggins, Seminole, TX, and “Spirit Journey” by Kristen Abramson, Broken Arrow, OK, given by Sculpture Depot, Karen Richardson, Owner, Loveland, CO
• Canvas Panels Awards: “Crane Toe Dancer” by Pat Branting, Belgrade, MT, and “Little Baldy” by Judy Osburn, Norman, OK, given by SourceTek, JoAnne Pierce, Owner, Scottsdale, AZ
• TrueArt American Plains Award: “Still Riding” by Victor Blakey, Carrollton, TX, given by Reed Art & Imaging, Lakewood, CO, Bob & Betty Reed, Owners
Gift Subscription Awards of Excellence were awarded to “Sun Dried” by T.W. “Pops” Vanya, Somerville, TX; “Seeking Guidance” by Jammey Huggins, Seminole, TX; “Social” by Paul Walsh, Roff, OK, given by Western Art & Architecture, Jared Swanson, Publisher.

The public is encouraged to view the APA exhibit at the Quartermaster Building at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, or on

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