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Quest for the West artist Scott Tallman Powers

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 Tallman Powers.

Powers 2015

Scott Tallman Powers
Born 1972, Birmingham, Alabama; lives in Driggs, Idaho

Walking the Fence Line
2015, oil, 12 x 12 inches
Fences on a cattle ranch need constant attention. You can spend hours and days just finding and mending the breaks just to keep them in, knowing that the endless maintenance will continue.

SCOTT TALLMAN POWERS began drawing at an early age and was influenced by his father, a professional illustrator and artist. After four years of study at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Scott began work as an illustrator for a local advertising agency. There he spent several years there before embarking on his life’s dream of a career in fine art. Inspiration has come to him from many quarters. He travels the world searching out new cultures and experiences with a goal of discovering peoples’ stories and expressing them as honestly and with as much integrity as he can. This passion has grown day by day-mile by mile.

His work now hangs at the Wengyuan Museum of Fine Art and the Shaoguan Museum of Fine Art both in China, at The Academy Museum in Easton, Maryland and in the homes and offices of many collectors across the country. Scott has won numerous prizes and has participated in museum shows in China, Israel and Europe. His work has appeared in leading publications such as American Artist, Art of the West, Western Art and Architecture and has been featured in The American Artist “Workshop” magazine, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector.

Notable Awards and Achievements:
2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
2008    The Oil Painters of America, Annual National Juried Exhibition, Award of Excellence (also 2007, 2006, and 2005)

Oil Painters of America, signature member
The Plein Air Painters of Chicago, founder

Gallery Representation:
Settlers West Gallery, 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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