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Quest for the West artist Scott Rogers

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 Scott Rogers.

Rogers 2015

Scott Rogers
Born 1961 in Mesa, Arizona; lives in Logan, Utah

Base Ball
2015, bronze, edition of 50, 19 x 32 x 11 inches
These town boys, barefoot and in overalls, pause for a team tintype (1890’s). Perhaps one of them will go on to play for the Oswego Starchboxes or the Chicago Orphans (now the Chicago Cubs). Interestingly, Lewis and Clark’s return journey home, from the Pacific Ocean, included playing a game of “Base” with the Nez Perce Indians. The mind boggles at the truth of famed Apache warrior, Geronimo, while a prisoner at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, engaging in a game of baseball.

“ART INSPIRES PEOPLE to see and connect with the beauty of life in a wide range of aspects,” say Scott Rogers. He strives for authenticity in each of his pieces, and balances his unique voice with artistic traditions. Scott uses shape, shadow, and line of silhouette to communicate. His greatest joy is creating a piece that is an instant conduit to a rich body of knowledge (anatomy, feelings, history, and lore). As he pursues his craft, Scott sees an existing form and puts it in clay such that it holds a viewers interest abstractly.

In Scott’s own words: “I sculpt with the intention of my art lifting the spirit, assisting one to reach out for the ‘best’ in life, inspiring others to feel better about themselves and their fellow man. I want to encourage viewers of my work to be active participants in feeling the moments depicted. One of my greatest joys is to create a work of art that has a presence far beyond the physical confines of the sculpture itself.” Scott Rogers’ work is displayed in private, corporate, and museum collections around the world.

Notable Awards and Achievements:
2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
2010    Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spiritual & Religious Show, Award of Merit
2008    Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spring Salon, Assistant Director’s Award
2006    Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spring Salon, Fellowship Award

Gallery Representation
The Adobe Fine Art, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Dick Idol Signature Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
Illume Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Settlers West, Tucson, Arizona

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.

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

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

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)


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


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