20 Aug Abeyta, Tony
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet Quest for the West® artist Tony Abeyta.
Born 1965 in Gallup, NM; lives in Santa Fe, NM and Berkeley, CA
TONY ABEYTA is a Navajo contemporary artist working in mixed media paintings. A graduate of New York University with an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Tony was the recipient of the 2012 New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts Award and recognized as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.
His work is included in collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Boston Fine Arts Museum, Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, NM, Denver Art Museum, Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA, and the Eiteljorg Museum of Native Americans and Western Art in Indianapolis as well as in many other public and private collections throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2018 Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, Gene Autry Memorial Award
2012 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, Native Treasures Living Treasure Award
2012 New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts Award
Altamira Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming
Owings Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico