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 The Western Art Society

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 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 more than 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 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.

Registration is now open for Opening Weekend. Preregistration is required.

CLICK HERE to register today.

2019 Quest Co-chairs

Welcome to the 14th annual
Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale.
To learn more about Opening Weekend activities for preregistered guests, just click on the links below.

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.

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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 2019 Artists

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.


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.

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Trail Bosses

  • L.G. and Alyce Edwards
  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Patsy Solinger
  • Bill and Roberta Witchger


  • Angie and Dick Darlington
  • Alan Gerry
  • Tom and Patty Gibbs
  • Gita and Joe Osborne
  • Mel and Joan Perelman


  • Caryn and David Anderson
  • Tom & Evelyn Seeley
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Eiteljorg Corporate Sponsor


  • Stan and Sandy Hurt

  • Dr. & Mrs. John Moenning
  • Mickey and Janie Maurer
  • Patte and Frank Owings
  • Michelle Haynes and Dick Reese
  • Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman

With additional support from:

  • Easter Conservation Services

Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors

  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner

Prize Sponsors

  • Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
    • The Western Art Society
  • Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    • Carla and Mike Leppert
  • Artists’ Choice Award
    • Phyllis Cockerill
  • Patrons’ Choice Award
    • The Booth Western Art Museum