Tim Cherry

Tim Cherry

Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist Tim Cherry.
Cherry 2015
Born 1965, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; lives in Branson, Missouri

“ANIMALS HAVE PERSONALITIES that make me smile, and that is what I try to convey through my work,” says Tim Cherry of his wildlife sculptures. A job as an outfitting guide in British Columbia, the Yukon, and Northwest territories, when he was still a teenager, provided him close contact with the moose, bears and other animals that he now sculpts. To further explore his interest in wildlife, he studied animal anatomy with a taxidermist whose own sculpture inspired Cherry to try his hand.

As a sculptor of animals, both wild and domesticated, Cherry has been influenced more by art nouveau than strict realism, which is evident in the abstract shapes of his playful, stylized works. His sculptures’ smooth finishes lend themselves to a variety of patinas, adding interest and individuality to his creatures.

Slumber Duck
2014, bronze, edition of 18, 8 x 13 x 6 inches
I love the beautiful volumes and lines of a resting duck.  This design is all about orchestrating the subtle shapes and combining heavy texture against smooth surfaces to add depth and interest. The patina I chose for this piece is very unique and adds a contemporary feel to the overall statement.

Notable awards and achievements:
    National Sculpture Society, 77th Annual Exhibition, Best Sculpture in the Round
2010    Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming, Bison Columns Monument installation
2010    City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rabbit Reach Monument and Stag Leap Monument installations
2010    National Sculpture Society, Margaret Hexter Prize for Sculpture in the Round
2007    National Sculpture Society, Gold Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize
2004    National Sculpture Society, Percival Dietsch Prize
2004    Gilcrease Museum, Rendezvous, Featured Artist
2003    Gilcrease Museum, Silver Anniversary Rendezvous, Featured Artist
2003    National Sculpture Society, Elliott Gantz and Company Foundry Award
2002    National Sculpture Society, Bedi-Makky Art Prize

National Sculptors’ Guild
National Sculpture Society
Society of Animal Artists

Gallery representation:
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Columbine Gallery, Loveland, Colorado


Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation’s top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

  $250 Member; $300 Non-member
Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

 $450 Member; $500 Non-member
Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)


For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.

Quest for the West is presented by the Western Art Society.