Tony Eubanks

Tony Eubanks

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 Tony Eubanks.

Eubanks 2015
Born 1939, in Dallas, Texas; lives in Clifton, Texas

EVEN THOUGH his artistic gift was apparent while he was a young child, Tony Eubanks had not planned a career in art until a chance encounter with an art class while he was a student at Texas Tech University led him to change direction. After observing the class, it occurred to him that he, too, could make art. Abruptly abandoning his plans to become a rancher, he began to take art classes, eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts in illustration at North Texas University, followed by post graduate studies at the Los Angeles Art Center.

His early career was spent doing illustrations out of New York. He has done work for Time Magazine and National Geographic, among others too numerous to mention. Since the late 1970s, Eubanks has worked exclusively as a fine artist who prefers to paint diverse subjects, finding that variety helps hold his interest and keeps him “fresh.” He speculates that he is attracted to new themes “in the same way an actor is attracted to new roles.” Tony, who works primarily in oil, shows his work in various galleries and shows. He is an active member of the Western Rendezvous of Art, and along with Quest for the West, he also exhibits at the Prix de West in Oklahoma City. Subjects for Eubanks’ paintings include landscapes, figures, cowboys, and Indians.

Approaching Storm Near Taos
2015, oil, 36 x 50 inches
Taos is a wonderful location anytime of the year, but fall can be especially enchanting.  The chamisa are beginning to lose their yellow dominance and the trees are changing their colors so gracefully. I think Taos has had a sacred element – first to Native peoples – but followed by many artists who have appreciated its beauty and uniqueness. Since I love the area and have painted it so frequently, it holds a very special place in my heart.

Notable awards and achievements:
Copley Society of Art, Award of Merit
Salmagundi Club, Samuel T. Shaw Memorial Award and Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award

Northwest Rendezvous Group

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 Instructons (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 Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.