Quest For The West®
Art Show and Sale
– Registration Coming Soon –
Public Exhibition
Quest For The West®
Art Show and Sale
– Save the Date –

Explore the gallery of Quest art and check back soon for up to date information on pieces for sale.

Registration Opens

February 2022

Next Year’s Show

September 9 – 10, 2022

Public Exhibition

Sept. 12 – Oct. 11

Next year’s show

Sept. 9 – 10, 2022

Featured Guest

Oscar Award Winner

Wes Studi

In 2021, we are excited to welcome special guest, actor Wes Studi (Cherokee) – The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo, Dances with Wolves, Avatar and more. Studi is the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar and landed on the New York Times “25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (So Far)” list in 2020.

It will be an honor and a pleasure to welcome Wes Studi at Quest for the West® 2021!

About Quest


Presented by the Western Art Society

Masterpieces in 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 17th year, Quest is one of the top Western art shows in the country. Opening weekend registrants will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent artists in a “luck of the draw” sale and a miniature art sale.

Quest chair Cathy Turner and Patty Gibbs, President of the Western Art Society, are proud to lead the planning and organization of the 2022 Quest for the West® and hope that you will join the opening weekend sale celebrating the work of many talented Western artists.

Quest for the West® 2021
The 2021 Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale returned in person at the Eiteljorg for a weekend of festivities. The museum welcomed special guest, actor Wes Studi.
Meet our 2021 Award Winners

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Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award

Sponsored by the Western Art Society

John Fawcett
Trading at Pierre’s Hole
2021, Oil, 30 x 40 inches

Cyrus Dallin Award

Mike and Carla Leppert

Gerald Balciar
Cactus Perch
2021, Bronze, 12 x 9 x 5 inches

Victor Higgins Work of Distinction

Sponsored by Catherine Turner

Brett Allen Johnson
The Totems
2021, Oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches

Henry Farny Award

Presented by Stephen and Jane Marmon

Mark Kelso
Snow Angels
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches

Patrons’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Patty and Tom Gibbs

Mark Kelso
Snow Angels, 2020
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches

Artists’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Phyllis Cockerill

Mark Kelso
Snow Angels, 2020
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches

Artist of Distinction Award

Sponsored by the Western Art Society

Denis Milhomme

2022 Quest for the West® Artists Coming Next Year

Check back to meet the artists!

The 2020 Artists
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Quest for the West® brings Western art masters to Indianapolis.

You won’t want to miss this year’s incredible artists.

Become A 2022 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.


We’d like to thank our generous presenting sponsor, who makes it possible for our Quest For The West® artists to share their gifts with our community through this exhibition.

Avis Corporate Sponsor Logo


Trail Bosses

  • Angie and Dick Darlington
  • L.G. and Alyce Edwards
  • Catherine Turner
  • Bill and Roberta Witchger


  • Patty and Tom Gibbs
  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Mel and Joan Perelman
  • Tom and Evelyn Seeley


  • Caryn and David Anderson
  • Stan and Sandy Hurt


  • Alan Gerry
  • Carla and Mike Leppert
  • Kelly and Stephan Masoncup
  • Mickey and Janie Maurer
  • Steve and Sharon Zimmerman

Additional Support Provided By

  • Chris and Augie Mascari

2020 Award Sponsors

  • Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
    • The Western Art Society
  • Patrons’ Choice Award
    • Phyllis Cockerill
  • Artists’ Choice Award
    • Patty and Tom Gibbs
  • Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors
    • Stephen and Jane Marmon
    • Catherine Turner

Check back for 2022 Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale on-site and absentee registration
Join us for Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale