Quest for the West®

Art Show and Sale

Meet Quest artists and purchase art during opening weekend Sept. 8-10.

ART SHOW & SALE

September 8 – 10, 2023

 

PUBLIC EXHIBITION

September 10 – October 8, 2023

THE 2023 GALLERIES

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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 18th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, September 8-10 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. On both days, enjoy tales told by guest speaker Jim Hatzell, an artist, photographer and movie and TV film crew veteran known for his detailed and authentic representations of the West.

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 18th 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
PRESENTED BY
Western Art Society
Avis Foundation logo

Plan Your Weekend!

Schedule

See the opening weekend activities from show to reception.

View the Schedule

Hotel

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

Book Your Hotel

Featured Guest

JIM HATZELL

Enjoy tales told by guest speaker Jim Hatzell, an artist, photographer, and movie and TV film crew veteran known for his detailed and authentic representations of the West. He has worked on more than 75 Western movies and TV projects including Dances with Wolves, Far and Away, Gettysburg and Wyatt Earp. Jim also served as an advisor on 1883, the prequel to the hit TV series, Yellowstone.

It will be an honor and a pleasure to welcome Jim Hatzell at Quest for the West® 2023!

2023 Quest Artists

Gerald Balciar
John Buxton
G. Russell Case
Bruce Cheever
Tim Cherry
Mikel Donahue
Barry Eisenach
Josh Elliott
John Fawcett
Abigail Gutting
George Hallmark
Dwayne Harty
William Haskell
Karin Hollebeke

Donna Howell-Sickles
Greg Kelsey
Mark Kelso
Bruce Lawes
Rich Loffler*
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
Scott Rogers
Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
Mateo Romero
Dave Santillanes
Sandy Scott
Adam Smith
Nathan Solano
Brad Teare
Ezra Tucker*
Michael Untiedt
Gayle Weisfield
H. David Wright

* New Quest Artist

Become a 2023 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

Presented by

Dia De Muertos sponsors
Western Art Society

Sponsors

Trail Bosses

  • Steve and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
  • Sharon Zimmerman

Drovers

  • Tom and Patty Gibbs

Mavericks

  • To be announced

Buckaroos

  • To be announced

2023 Prize Sponsors

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
  • The Western Art Society
Artist of Distinction Award
  • The Western Art Society
Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
  • Steve and Jane Marmon
Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
  • Catherine Turner
Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
  • Carla and Michael Leppert
Patrons’ Choice Award
  • To be announced
Artists’ Choice Award
  • Phyllis Cockerill
Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors
  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
Catering By
  • Kahn’s Catering

JOIN THE WESTERN ART SOCIETY

 

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 khinds@eiteljorg.com.

Last Year’s Show  

Highlights from 2022 Quest for the West®

The 2022 Quest for the West Art Show & Sale returned in person at 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.

2022 Award Winners

(Click images to enlarge)

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award

Sponsored by The Western Art Society

Nathan Solano, Portrait of a Cowboy, 2022

Nathan Solano
Portrait of a Cowboy, 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Cyrus Dallin Award

Mike and Carla Leppert

Tim Cherry, Migration, 2022

Tim Cherry
Migration, 2022
Bronze, 16 x 36 x 5 inches

Victor Higgins Work of Distinction

Sponsored by Catherine Turner

Dean Mitchell, Vast Land of Dreams, 2022

Dean Mitchell
Vast Land of Dreams, 2022
Acrylic, 18 x 30 inches

Henry Farny Award

Presented by Stephen and Jane Marmon

Dave Santillanes, Silence of Winter, 2022

Dave Santillanes
Silence of Winter, 2022
Oil, 24 x 38 inches

 

Patrons’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Patty and Tom Gibbs

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, Anticipation, 2022

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
Anticipation, 2022
Oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches

 

Artists’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Phyllis Cockerill

Dave Santillanes, Silence of Winter, 2022

Dave Santillanes
Silence of Winter, 2022
Oil, 24 x 38 inches

 

2021 Artist of Distinction Award
(Awarded every other year)

Sponsored by The Western Art Society

Denis Milhomme headshot

Denis Milhomme

Join us for Quest for the West® Art Show & Sale

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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