Quest for the West®

Art Show and Sale

We will see you at 2023 Quest for the West® weekend Sept. 8-10.

– Registration Coming Soon –


February 2023


September 8 – 10, 2023

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.

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 17th year, Quest is one of the top Western art shows in the country. Opening weekend registrants will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent artists in a “luck of the draw” sale and a miniature art sale.

Cathy Turner and Parry Gibbs, Quest chairs

Quest Chair Cathy Turner and Patty Gibbs, president of the Western Art Society, are proud to have led the planning and organization of the 2022 Quest for the West. We hope that you enjoyed the opening weekend sale celebrating the work of many talented Western artists.

Quest for the West logo
Western Art Society
Avis Foundation logo

 2022 Quest for the West®

Highlights from the 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 had over $1 million in sales on opening weekend.

Meet our 2022 Award Winners

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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

Sponsored by the Western Art Society

Denis Milhomme headshot

Denis Milhomme

2023 Quest Artists Coming Next Year

Check back to meet the artists.

Become a 2023 Sponsor

Quest sponsorships, available for individuals, galleries, and corporations, provide benefits including opening weekend registration, while helping to defray costs related to hosting Quest for the West and supporting the Eiteljorg Museum.


We’d like to thank our generous presenting sponsors, who make it possible for our Quest for the West® artists to share their gifts with our community through this exhibition.

Dia De Muertos sponsors
Western Art Society


Trail Bosses

  • Mary Beth and Robert Braitman
  • Angie and Dick Darlington
  • L.G. and Alyce Edwards
  • Stan and Sandy Hurt
  • Steve and Jane Marmon
  • Catherine Turner
  • Sharon Zimmerman


  • Tom and Patty Gibbs
  • Joan Perelman


  • Caryn and David Anderson
  • Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg
  • Ryan and Milena Fuhrmann
  • Hilary Raab, Jr.
  • Evelyn Seeley
  • Faegre Drinker


  • Mickey and Janie Maurer
  • Virginia “Jinny” and David Mullins
    • — in memory of Steve Zimmerman
  • Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings
  • Bonnie and Tom Reilly

2022 Prize Sponsors

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
  • The Westen 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
  • Stan and Sandy Hurt
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

Thu 08

Toy Drive: Toys for Turtle Moutain

November 19 - December 12
Sat 10

Snow Globe Workshop

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun 11

Sensory-Friendly Day

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm