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Quest for the West artist George Hallmark

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 George Hallmark.

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George Hallmark
Born 1949, in Joshua, Texas; lives in Meridian, Texas

BORN AND RAISED in north-central Texas, George Hallmark was an architectural designer and commercial artist before turning to easel painting. Voted the official Texas State Artist in 1988, his work can be found in many prestigious private and corporate collections, including those of Texas Instruments, the Texas Capital, MBNA, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Hallmark’s work has been featured in Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, and U.S. Art magazines.  George is an annual participant in the Prix de West Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West show in Indianapolis, and the new West Select Show at the Phoenix Art Museum.

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El Corazón
2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Located high in the forested mountains south of Mexico City is the picturesque town of Taxco. White-washed, red-roofed houses, cascading bougainvillea, and streets that twist up and down steep hills eventually lead to the main square and the magnificent church of Iglesia de Santa Prisca. If you travel Mexico’s back roads today, you can still find colonial villages where heart, courage, spirit, love, tenderness, and benevolence are found. This is also the definition of
 el corazón, the heart of Mexico.

Notable Awards and Achievements:

2012    Briscoe Museum, Permanent Collection
2011    Phoenix Art Museum, The West Select, Silver Medal Winner for Oil Painting
2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Permanent Collection
2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Sol y Sombra: The Paintings of George Hallmark
2010    Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, featured in the book Texas Traditions
2010    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
2010    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Western Art and Architecture Publishers’ Award
2009    Booth Western Art Museum, commissioned for major work 
2009    National Wildlife Museum, Miniatures and More Show, Featured Artist
2008    National Wildlife Museum, Miniatures and More Show, Featured Artist
2008    Salmagundi Club, Selected Member
1988    Texas State Legislature, Official Texas State Artist 

Gallery Representation:
Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Nedra Mateucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico

www.georgehallmark.com

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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