The American Plains Artists honored two artist members for outstanding contributions to their latest selling exhibition.
Held at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, the American Plains Artists Signature Members Showopened July 1 with a lively reception. The exhibition showcases artwork from 26 Signature Members of the group, including 66 two-dimensional works and five bronze sculptures. All artwork on display is for sale, with proceeds benefiting the American Plains Artists (APA) and Fort Concho.
Two awards related to the exhibition have already been announced, with a third yet to be determined. The APA presented the Golden Spur Award (Signature Members’ choice) to Jim Anderson of Los Lunas, New Mexico. Anderson’s winning painting, “A Pair of Aces,” pictures a humorous poker table exchange, applying a meticulous realist approach to the scene.
Mike Irvin, “Seen It All,” oil, 24 x 18 in.
Mike Irvin of Clifton, Texas, brought home the Arrowhead Award (host facility’s choice) for his cowboy portrait “Seen It All.” In the downcast glance of his subject, Irvin captures the lasting effects of the toil and cares attending a long life on the ranch.
Jammey Huggins, “Brothers in Spirit,” bronze, 33 x 14 x 9 in.
The APA Signature Members Show remains on view at Fort Concho through August 10. At the end of the show’s run, the Plainsman Award will honor the people’s choice.
To learn more, visit the APA website.