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Quest for the West artist Doug Hyde

by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 19, 2015

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 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. 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 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist Doug Hyde.

 Hyde 2015

Doug Hyde
Born 1946 in Hermiston, Oregon; lives in Prescott, Arizona

INSPIRED BY THE LORE he learned as a youth from his grandfather and other tribal elders, Doug Hyde, whose heritage includes Nez Perce, Assiniboine, and Chippewa, expresses Indian mythology and spirit through his sculpture. Hyde attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in the early 1960s, and then the San Francisco Art Institute on scholarship. He enlisted in the Army and was seriously injured during his second Vietnam tour. During his convalescence, he learned to use power tools to cut and shape stone.

When he returned to Santa Fe in 1972 to teach at IAIA, he brought with him the ability to transform his ideas into three-dimensional objects. Sculpting in stone and bronze remain the passion and focus of his life. In 1998, a sculpture of his was installed at the White House. In 2008, his bronze, Little Turtle, was purchased for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cultural Resource Center.  Hyde has focused most of his efforts in the last decade to help Native American tribes tell their stories with sculptures for their cultural centers. He is also sponsoring a mentor program with these tribes to work with him in his studio.

Hyde_Campfire_Chat
Campfire Chat
2015, alabaster and catlinite, 13 ¾ x 14 ½ x 9 inches

On a cool night in Canyon De Chelly women discuss their day of watching sheep and working on rug designs.

Notable awards and achievements:

2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
2013    The Gilcrease Museum, The Collectors Reserve Small Works Exhibition, Williams Award for Best Sculpture
2013    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Keepsake
2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award for People
2009    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
2008    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Best Sculpture Award

Memberships:
National Sculpture Society, fellow and member, board of directors

Gallery representation:
Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail, Colorado
Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Legacy Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

WANT TO REGISTER FOR QUEST OPENING WEEKEND (SEPT. 11- 13)?
 
Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation's top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

•  WEEKEND INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE:
  $250 Member; $300 Non-member
Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

•  WEEKEND COUPLE PACKAGE:
$450 Member; $500 Non-member
Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

•  ABSENTEE BUYER OR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL BID BOOKS: $150/bid book
Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE (Click to download)

For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.

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