What is it: 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 15th 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 some 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 recall for years to come.
Who is it for: Whether you are an avid Western art collector or just beginning your art-collecting journey, Quest for the West® is one of the most intriguing shows you can attend.
How to visit: See exhibit Mon-Sat 10-5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission
Friday, September 6, 2019
10 a.m. – 7 p.m: Registration; Quest exhibit open to registered participants
Noon – 12:15 p.m.: Shuttles depart Eiteljorg Museum for host homes
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Mingle with artists and other guests at two hosts’ homes – food and beverages provided – shuttles will return guests to museum
5 p.m.: Doors open for reception and miniature art sale preview with food and beverages; Place ballots in boxes for “luck of the draw” miniature art sale until 8 p.m.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Program honoring 2018 Quest Artist of Distinction David Wright and his special exhibit
7:30 – 8 p.m.: Final chance to place ballots in boxes for “luck of the draw” miniature art sale
8 p.m. – Drawing
8:15 – 9 p.m. – Purchase miniature art; take it home
Saturday, September 7, 2019
9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Registration
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: View Quest for the West® art in the gallery
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Luncheon and announcement of the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award winner
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Panel discussion: How Quest Artists Create Artwork Available for Purchase at This Year’s Sale – A Panel of Artists Explain and Illustrate Their Process
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Quest gallery is closed
5 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 p.m.: Banquet and awards ceremony
Sunday, September 8, 2019
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Breakfast at the Eiteljorg; Quest gallery open 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. 7 sale may be purchased from the Eiteljorg Museum through Sunday, October 6, 2019.
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.
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.