Quest for the West®

Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale
Opening Weekend
Sept. 8 - 9, 2017
Exhibit Open to the Public
Sept. 10 - Oct. 8, 2017

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
Josh Elliott, Calving Season, 2016
Oil, 24 x 58 in.

Enjoy Hoosier hospitality at this must-see show and sale, featuring nearly 50 of the country's biggest names in Western Art. Meet the artists in an intimate setting and purchase art in a luck-of-the-draw sale.

NEW IN 2017! A miniature art sale will be conducted during the Friday, Sept. 8 reception. Guest will be able to purchase art by Quest artists and take it home the same day.

Limited edition bronze castings, created by Quest artist Curt Mattson, will be awarded to many lucky attendees who participate in a special drawing.

And, a special exhibition will showcase art work by P.A. Nisbet, the Eiteljorg's 2016 Artist of Distinction.


2016 Quest Award Recipients

Artists awarded for excellence
During a gala held Saturday night, several artists and a collector were honored with awards:

Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
Award Sponsor:
Western Art Society
Winner: Josh Elliott, Calving Season

Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
Award Sponsor:
Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Leppert
Winner: Greg Kelsey, Momma’s Not Bluffin’

Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
Award Sponsor:
Jane and Steve Marmon
Winner: Adam Smith, The Gathering Place

Victor Higgins Award of Distinction for the Best Overall Body of Work
Award Sponsor:
Catherine and Robert Turner
Winner: Glenn Dean

The Artists’ Choice Award
Award Sponsor:
Phyllis and Ed Cockerill
Winner: Michael Dudash, A Fight for Life, a Fight for a Way of Life

The Patrons’ Choice Award
Award Sponsor:
Booth Western Art Museum
Winner: Krystii Melaine, Haa’havehane – Wind Spirit, Cheyenne

Artist of Distinction Award
P.A. Nisbet, Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose award was presented for the artist’s prominence in the field, the quality of his body of work and the regard in which he is held by patrons and artists.

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