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Quest for the West artist Nathan Solano

by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 20, 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 Nathan Solano.
Solano 2015

Nathan Solano
Born in 1950, Dragerton, Utah; lives in Pueblo, Colorado

Solano_Moving_Day_In_Southern_Colorado
Moving Day in Southern Colorado
2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
The painting location is southeast Colorado on the Chico Basin Ranch. To the left of the cowboy under the clouds are the Spanish Peaks, the twin peaks were landmarks for Native Americans, trappers, the Spanish, French, and American settlers. To the right, also under the cloud cover, is the Greenhorn Mountain.  It was named after the Comanche Chief Cuerna Verde (Green Horn).  He was in killed below this Peak in 1779 by the Spanish.

UNLIKE MOST ARTISTS, Solano did not begin his painting career until he turned 40, and without any formal art training. Solano briefly attended the University of Colorado before being drafted and spending a year in Vietnam as an Infantry Sergeant. He returned and worked in a steel mill, then as a roofer, then as a waiter and bartender until he was hired as an illustrator for an advertising agency. Nathan eventually worked in Colorado and Florida as an illustrator and art director for several ad agencies. In 1989 he moved back to Colorado and began painting.

Although Solano is widely know for his cowboy and Native American work he paints a variety of subject matter.  He has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Cowboys and Indians, Western Horsemen, The American Cowboy, Taos Magazine, The Artist Magazine, and Wildlife Art Magazine.

Notable Awards and Achievements:
“My son Jarod and my daughter Ashley T.”

Gallery Representation:
Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, Colorado
The Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado
www.nathansolano.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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