Quest for the West® Art Show And Sale

Opening Weekend
Sept. 9 - 10
Open to the Public
Sept. 11 - Oct. 9


Jerry Jordan, Life’s Golden Light, 2016
Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Welcome to Indianapolis and the Eiteljorg Museum’s 11th Annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale. Western art patrons and artists have travelled here from all directions to share their interest in the old and new American West.  Whether this is your first visit to the Quest, or you’re a veteran attendee, our on-going goal is to continue the tradition of providing for you a weekend filled with interesting activities, great food, and an outstanding selection of top-notch representational paintings and sculptures of Native Americans, Cowboy life, artifacts and wildlife, and a wide choice of beautiful landscape paintings created by some of the country’s most talented and respected artists.

Betsey Harvey will be honored as the “2015 Collector of Distinction,” and a portion of her awesome collection of paintings and sculptures will be displayed in the museum.  Betsey, a founding member of the Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Art Society was involved with planning the inaugural Quest for the West in 2006, and has played a vital role in the success of subsequent Quests and other museum events.

2016 marks the 100th running of the Indy 500, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” and we are excited to partner with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to offer a tour of the racing facility during this special year.  Also, don’t miss the quick-draw demonstration, dance to and sing along with the music of the Wright Brothers’ Band, and enter your name in the drawing to win a 2016 Eiteljorg Keepsake special limited-edition bronze sculpture by Quest artist Tim Cherry.  But most of all, we hope you enjoy our beautiful city, make some new friends and re-connect with old ones, increase your knowledge and interest in Western art and take the opportunity to start, or add to, your art collection. 

Thank you for spending your weekend with us, and be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s show September 8-10, 2017!

Patty Gibbs & Gita Osborne

Western Art Society
2016 Quest Co-chairs


Photo courtesy for home page graphic:

Roseta Santiago, On Taos Mountain, 2016

Oil, 16 x 20 inches

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