Quest for the West®

Art Show and Sale

Registration Now Open

Register today for the 2022 Quest for the West weekend!


September 9 – 10, 2022


September 11 – October 9, 2022


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 lead the planning and organization of the 2022 Quest for the West and hope that you will join the opening weekend sale celebrating the work of many talented Western artists.

Quest for the West logo
Western Art Society
Avis Foundation logo

Plan Your Weekend!


Secure your bid book for this year’s celebration!

Register Today


See the entire Quest weekend at a glance from show to reception.

View the Schedule


Complete your weekend planning by booking your stay – find special rates here!

Book Your Hotel

Become a 2022 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

Last Year’s Show

Highlights from the 2021 Quest for the West®

The 2021 Quest for the West Art Show & Sale returned in person at the Eiteljorg for a weekend of festivities. The museum welcomed special guest, actor Wes Studi.

Meet our 2021 Award Winners

(Click images to enlarge)

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award

Sponsored by the Western Art Society

John Fawcett, Trading at Pierre’s Hole, 2021

John Fawcett
Trading at Pierre’s Hole, 2021
Oil, 30 x 40 inches

Cyrus Dallin Award

Mike and Carla Leppert

Gerald Balciar, Cactus Perch, 2021

Gerald Balciar
Cactus Perch, 2021
Bronze, 12 x 9 x 5 inches

Victor Higgins Work of Distinction

Sponsored by Catherine Turner

Brett Allen Johnson, The Totems, 2021

Brett Allen Johnson
The Totems, 2021
Oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches

Henry Farny Award

Presented by Stephen and Jane Marmon

Mark Kelso, Snow Angels 2021

Mark Kelso
Snow Angels
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches


Patrons’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Patty and Tom Gibbs

Mark Kelso, Snow Angels 2021

Mark Kelso
Snow Angels
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches


Artists’ Choice Award

Sponsored by Phyllis Cockerill

Mark Kelso, Snow Angels 2021

Mark Kelso
Snow Angels
2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches


Artist of Distinction Award

Sponsored by the Western Art Society

Denis Milhomme headshot

Denis Milhomme

2022 Quest Artists

Get to know the Western art masters Quest for the West® has brought to Indianapolis this year.

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

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sep 07
Sep 23

Summer of Celebration Concert Series: Brulé

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm