Quest For The West®
Art Show and Sale
Registration Now Open

Register today for the 2021 Quest for the West weekend!

Quest For The West®
Art Show and Sale
Registration Now Open

Register today and secure your tickets for the 2021 Quest for the West weekend!

Art Show & Sale

September 10 – 11, 2021

Public Exhibition

September 12 – October 10, 2021

The 2021 Galleries

Art Show & Sale

September 10 – 11, 2021

Public Exhibition

September 12 – October 10, 2021

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 16th 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 2021 Quest for the West® and hope that you will join the opening weekend sale celebrating the work of many talented Western artists.

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  • Register

    Secure your tickets and bid book for this year's celebration!

  • Schedule

    See the entire Quest weekend at a glance from show to reception.

  • Hotel

    Complete your weekend planning by booking your stay - find special rates here!

Meet the Artists

Get to know the Western art masters Quest for the West® has brought to Indianapolis this year.

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.


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.


Sponsors will be invited to attend a special Saturday reception with Wes Studi.

Sponsors for Wes Studi’s Visit

  • Stan and Sandy Hurt

Trail Bosses

  • Mary Beth and Robert Braitman
  • Angie and Dick Darlington
  • L.G. and Alyce Edwards
  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
  • Bill and Roberta Witchger


  • Patty and Tom Gibbs
  • Mel* and Joan Perelman


  • Caryn and David Anderson
  • Tom* and Evelyn Seeley
  • Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman


  • Mickey and Janie Maurer
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Moenning
  • Virginia and David Mullins
  • Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings
  • Hilary Raab
  • Brian and Tara Witchger

Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors

  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner

2021 Award Sponsors

  • Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
    • The Western Art Society
  • Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Victor Higgens Work of Distinction
    • Catherine Turner
  • Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    • Carla and Michael Leppert
  • People’s Choice Award
    • Patty and Tom Gibbs
  • Artists’ Choice Award
    • Phyllis Cockerill


Terms & Conditions

Become A 2021 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.

Last Year’s Show

Highlights from the 2020 Quest for the West® Virtual Show

The 2020 Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale continued its celebration of the American West amidst the pandemic by adopting an all virtual format.
Meet our 2020 Award Winners

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Patron’s Choice Award Winner:

P.A. Nisbet
Land of Giants, 2020
Oil on linen, 46 x 36 inches

Artist’s Choice Award Winner:

Dave Santillanes
After a Fresh Snow, 2020
Oil, 32 x 24 inches

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award Winner:

Mark Kelso
Tearin’ It Up, 2020
Oil on panel, 36 x 48 inches

Explore the 2020 gallery of art featuring the nation’s most notable Western artists
Join us for Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale