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

Register today for the 2022 Quest weekend!

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

Register today for the 2022 Quest weekend!

Art Show & Sale

September 9 – 10, 2022

Public Exhibition

September 11 – October 9, 2022

The 2022 Galleries

Coming Soon
Art Show & Sale

September 9 – 10, 2022

Public Exhibition

September 11 – October 9, 2022

The 2022 Galleries

COMING SOON

Update: Due to increasing Covid cases and new public health guidance, masks will be required at Quest for the West® for all attendees and guests, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, except while eating or drinking.

Explore the gallery virtually
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

TOP WESTERN ARTISTS SHARE THE STORIES OF THE AMERICAN WEST

Presented by the Western Art Society and Avis Foundation, Inc.

Masterpieces in Quest for the West® capture moments in time that range from the early days of 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.

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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.

PRESENTED BY

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

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

Drovers

  • Patty and Tom Gibbs
  • Mel* and Joan Perelman

Mavericks

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

Buckaroos

  • 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

*Deceased

Terms & Conditions

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.

Last Year’s Show

Highlights from the 2021 Quest for the West®

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
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches

Artists’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Phyllis Cockerill

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

Artist of Distinction Award

Sponsored by the Western Art Society

Denis Milhomme

2022 Quest Artists

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

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