Quest for the West®

Art Show and Sale

Register for 2024 Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale!


September 6 & 7, 2024



September 8 – October 6, 2024

2024 Quest Gallery

About Quest for the West

Top Western Artists Share the Stories of the American West

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

Memorable experiences await pre-registered guests participating in opening weekend activities at the 19th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, September 6 & 7 at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Guests will meet exceptional contemporary Western artists plus seasoned and fledgling art collectors from throughout the nation.

Purchase art in two luck-of-the-draw sales and enjoy delicious food and Hoosier Hospitality in a beautiful, intimate setting. 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 19th year, Quest is one of the top Western art shows in the country.

Cathy Turner and Parry Gibbs, Quest chairs



Quest Chair Cathy Turner is proud to lead the planning and organization of this year’s Quest and invites you to register for the opening weekend activities celebrating the work of nationally recognized Quest artists!

Quest for the West logo
Western Art Society
Avis Foundation logo

Plan Your Weekend!


See the opening weekend activities from show to reception.

View the Schedule


Complete your weekend planning by reserving your room – find special rates here!

Book Your Hotel

2024 Quest Artists

Luke Anderson
Brandon Bailey*
Gerald Balciar
Eric Bowman*
John Buxton
Russell Case
Sean Michael Chavez*
Bruce Cheever
Tim Cherry
Mikel Donahue
Josh Elliott
John Fawcett
David Griffin*
Robert Griffing
Terry Cooke Hall*
Dwayne Harty

William Haskell
Karin Hollebeke
Donna Howell-Sickles
Doug Hyde
Brett Allen Johnson*
Mark Kelso
Dave LaMure
Bruce Lawes
Curt Mattson
Joseph McGurl
Krystii Melaine
Denis Milhomme
Dean Mitchell
Jay Moore
Brenda Murphy
Rock Newcomb

P.A. Nisbet
Don Oelze
Howard Post
Heide Presse
Stephanie Revennaugh*
Scott Rogers
Mateo Romero
Dave Santillanes
Adam Smith
Daniel Smith
Nathan Solano
Pati Stajcar*
Brad Teare
Ezra Tucker
Michael Untiedt
Gayle Weisfield
H. David Wright

* New Quest Artist

Presented by

Dia De Muertos sponsors
Western Art Society


Trail Bosses

  • L.G. and Alyce Edwards
  • Steve and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
  • Sharon Zimmerman


  • Tom and Patty Gibbs


  • David Anderson and Caryn Cockerill Anderson


  • Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings
  • Bonnie and Tom Reilly

Second Look Sponsor

  • Ryan and Milena Fuhrmann

2024 Prize Sponsors

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
  • The Western Art Society
Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
  • Steve and Jane Marmon
Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
  • Carla and Michael Leppert
Patrons’ Choice Award
  • Tom and Patty Gibbs
Artists’ Choice Award
  • Phyllis Cockerill
Miniature Art Sale Patrons’ Choice Award
  • David and Gisele Found
Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors
  • Steve and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
Catering By
  • Kahn’s Catering

Become a 2024 Sponsor

Individuals, businesses and art galleries may become Quest sponsors. Benefits include participation in all opening weekend events attended by Quest artists and art collectors from throughout the country. Sponsors receive catalogs and bid books and may participate in the Friday miniature and Saturday Quest art sales.

$1,500-BUCKAROO – Registration for two, two bid books, one catalog

$2,500-MAVERICK – Registration for two, three bid books, two catalogs

$5,000-DROVER – Registration for four, four bid books, two catalogs*

$10,000-TRAIL BOSS – Registration for six, six bid books, one catalog per couple*

*Limit three bid books per person



Western Art Society members are major museum supporters who enjoy learning about art and art collecting while meeting others with similar interests. The group selects Quest artists invited to participate in the annual show. Members also attend and help sponsor Quest opening weekend activities. Their combined efforts make each Quest for the West Art Show and Sale a success.

Interested in becoming a member?

Contact Kay Hinds, development coordinator, at 317-275-1341 or

Last Year’s Show  

Highlights from 2023 Quest for the West®

The 2023 Quest for the West Art Show & Sale returned to the Eiteljorg for a weekend of festivities. The museum welcomed new and returning artists and guests and tallied more than $1.1 million in sales.

2023 Award Winners

(Click images to enlarge)

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award

Sponsored by The Western Art Society

Donna Howell Sickles
Waiting for the Boot to Drop, 2023
Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Cyrus Dallin Award

Sponsored by Mike and Carla Leppert

Scott Rogers
Whiskey’s Rebel, 2022
Bronze, 24 x 20 x 16 inches

Victor Higgins Work of Distinction

Sponsored by Catherine Turner

Dean Mitchell
Monument Valley, 2023
Acrylic on watercolor paper, 22 x 30 inches

Henry Farny Award

Presented by Stephen and Jane Marmon

Russell Case, Autumn In Twilight, 2023

Russell Case
Autumn in Twilight, 2023
Oil on linen on board, 30 x 40 inches


Patrons’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Caryn Cockrill Anderson and David Anderson

Mark Kelso
The Sound of Silence, 2023
Oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches


Artists’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Phyllis Cockerill

William Haskell
Unrelenting, 2022
Acrylic on panel, 30 x 24 inches


Mark Kelso
The Sound of Silence, 2023
Oil on panel, 18 x 24 inches


Dean Mitchell
Monument Valley, 2023
Acrylic on watercolor paper, 22 x 30 inches


Heide Presse
They Shall Inherit the Earth, 2020
Oil on linen, 30 x 20 inches


Scott Rogers
Commander, 2021
Bronze casting, 39 x 26 x 20 inches


2023 Artist of Distinction Award
(Awarded every other year)

Sponsored by The Western Art Society

Krystii Melaine

Krystii Melaine