2016 Quest

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 Winner: 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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