Quest for the West®

Art Show and Sale

Keep an eye out for information on the 2024 Quest for the West®


September 6 & 7, 2024



September 8 – October 6, 2024

2024 Quest Gallery

Coming June 2024

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 & 9 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
Western Art Society
Avis Foundation logo

2023 Quest Artists

Last Year’s Show  

Highlights from 2023 Quest for the West®

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

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

Cyrus Dallin Award

Mike and Carla Leppert

Scott Rogers, Whiskey's Rebel, 2022

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

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

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


Patrons’ Choice Award

Caryn Cockrill Anderson and David Anderson

Mark Kelso, The Sound of Silence, 2023

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



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

Presented by

Dia De Muertos sponsors
Western Art Society


Sponsors for Jim Hatzell’s Visit

  • Stan and Sandy Hurt

Trail Bosses

  • Mary Beth and Robert Braitman
  • L.G. and Alyce Edwards
  • Steve and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
  • Bill and Roberta Witchger
  • Sharon Zimmerman


  • Tom and Patty Gibbs


  • Ryan and Milena Fuhrmann
  • Newell O. Pugh, Jr
  • Hil Raab, Jr. 


  • Bonnie and Tom Reilly

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
  • David Anderson and Caryn Cockerill Anderson
Artists’ Choice Award
  • Phyllis Cockerill
Eiteljorg Keepsake Sponsors
  • Stephen and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
Catering By
  • Kahn’s Catering

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204