Great Plains Exhibit set for June 27-August 4

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Fort Concho Quarter 6

Longhorns and sheep, cowboys and Native Americans, rustlers and bandits, thunderstorms and sunsets, mountains, deserts, and the Great Plains ... it’s all part of the annual American Plains Artists 39th annual Juried Exhibit and Sale at Fort Concho, set to open with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the fort’s Quartermaster Galleries located at the fort’s far northeast corner near Burgess Street and East Avenue C.

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided, and the event is free for all. Members of the Concho Cowboy Company will drop by in their late-1800s attire.

This year’s show features around 75 paintings and numerous sculptures by artists from across the nation. All art is for sale with a percentage of each sale benefiting the artists, the American Plains Artists Association and Fort Concho. Any purchased work remains on display until the show closes Sunday, Aug. 4. Regular hours will be Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The show is free to all. Guests can vote for their favorite work and those receiving the most votes are invited back for a special summer show at the fort in 2025.

Founded in 1982, the American Plains Artists Association is dedicated to “highlighting the diversity of the American Plains through art.”

In addition to the regular exhibit hours, the fort will celebrate National Cowboy Day from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, with a light breakfast, special talks on the exhibit, and a performance by the Concho Cowboy Company.

For more information, visit, or call the fort at 325-481-2646.