Quest For The West®

Art Show and Sale

Opening Weekend: Sept. 6-7, 2019

Public Exhibition: Sept. 8 – Oct. 6, 2019

Enjoy Hoosier hospitality at this must-see show and sale, featuring the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet the artists in an intimate setting and purchase art in a luck-of-the-draw sale.


Presented by Cardinal & The Western Art Society

What is it: The masterpieces on display at Quest For The West® capture moments in time that range from the early days of settlers in the rugged West to contemporary expressions of our lives today. Now in its 14th year, Quest is considered to be one of the top Western art shows in the country. Opening weekend attendees will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculptures by 50 of the most prominent artists in a “luck of the draw” sale and a miniature art sale. Expect to make memories that you’ll fondly look back on for years to come.

Who is it for: Whether you are an avid Western art collector or just beginning your art-collecting journey, Quest of the West® is one of the most intriguing shows you can attend. Come experience the Quest For The West®!

Come experience the Quest For The West®!

How to visit: See exhibit Mon-Fri 10-5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission


The Eiteljorg is proud that the The Quest For The West® is widely considered one of the leading Western art shows in the nation. This year’s show will be our 13th annual event, and every year, the popularity of this event continues to grow, giving our artists a wider and wider reach.

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These timeless works of art will be available for sale for collectors to enjoy. Seize the opportunity to meet the artists and participate in one of the most prominent Western art sales in the country.


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Meet the Artists From 2018

Become A 2019 Sponsor

Quest sponsorships, available for individuals, galleries and corporations, provide benefits including opening weekend registration, while helping to defray costs related to hosting Quest for the West® and supporting the Eiteljorg Museum.


Thank you to our generous presenting sponsors, who make it possible for our Quest For The West® artists to share their gifts with our community through this exhibition.

2017 Quest Award Recipients

2017 Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
John Moyers of Santa Fe, N.M., The Way to Sacred Water
Presented by the Western Art Society

The Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
Tim Cherry of Branson, Mo., Big Gulp
Presented by Michael and Carla Leppert

The Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
Jay Moore of Parker, Colo., Wild Plum Blossoms
Presented by Stephen and Jane Marmon

The Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
Jerry Jordan of Taos, N.M., Footsteps in Footsteps Make Eternity
Presented by Catherine and Robert Turner

The Artists’ Choice Award
Glenn Dean of Cambria, Calif., The Call of the Horizon
Presented by Ed and Phyllis Cockerill

The Patrons’ Choice Award
John Buxton of Allison Park, Penn., A Rhythm of the River
Presented by the Booth Western Art Museum

The 2017 Artist of Distinction Award  
Howard Post of Queen Creek, Ariz., Double Yellow Presented by the Western Art Society


Trail Bosses

  • Bill & Roberta Witchger

  • Stephen & Jane Marmon


  • Ice Miller Legal Counsel
  • L.G. & Alyce Edwards
  • Mel & Joan Perelman

  • Angie & Richard Darlington
  • Tom & Patty Gibbs


  • Roger & Mindy Eiteljorg

  • Tom & Evelyn Seeley


  • Stan & Sandy Hurt
  • Dr. & Mrs. John Moenning
  • Indiana Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

  • Michael S. & Janie Maurer
  • Patte & Frank Owings

Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors

  • Steve & Jane Marmon

  • Catherine & Robert Turner

Prize Sponsors

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award:

  • The Western Art Society

Victor Higgins Work Of Distinction:

  • Catherine & Robert Turner

Henry Farny Award For Best Painting:

  • Stephen & Jane Marmon

Cyrus Dallin Award For Best Sculpture:

  • Carla & Mike Leppert

Patrons’ Choice Award:

  • Booth Western Art Museum

Artists’ Choice Award:

  • Phyllis & Ed Cockerill


Register to Share Your Work With The World

Share ideas, thoughts, and your work during this show and sale.

Enjoy Hoosier Hospitality at this one-of-a-kinds art show and sale. Bring your art and influence to share with people coming from across the United States. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak face-to-face with art lovers and collectors.

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • 10 a.m. – 10 p.m: Registration for the Quest Exhibition opens for registered participants
  • Noon: Shuttle leaves Eiteljorg museum for the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
  • 12:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Tour the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site at 1230 N. Delaware Street in downtown Indianapolis; food and beverages will be served; shuttle service available to and from the 1875 Italianate Victorian family home of the 23rd President. See an Albert Bierstadt painting and surprise guests from the past.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Quest for the West® opening reception honoring 2017 Artist of Distinction Howard Post and his special exhibit, followed by a miniature art sale.* Cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.
    *Artwork purchased during the miniature sale may be taken home Friday evening.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.: View Quest for the West® art in the gallery
  • 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Luncheon and announcement of the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award winner
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Program to be determined
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Quest gallery is closed
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Reception and intent to purchase and the Quest gallery open
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.: Luck of the draw art sale
  • 8:00 p.m.: Banquet and awards ceremony

Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Quest gallery opens and art is available for purchase
  • Noon – 5:00 p.m.: Quest for the West® Art Show is open to the public. Art not sold at the Sept. 8 sale may be purchased from the Eiteljorg Museum through Sunday, October 7, 2018.

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