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Quest Miniature Art Sale appealing to new and longtime collectors

by Bryan Corbin, Editor, Storyteller Magazine | Aug 24, 2017

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Storyteller Magazine.

John_Moyers_Dakota_Badlands_Study (miniature artwork)Some beginning art collectors fell in love with art they saw at Quest for the West® but the price was beyond their pocketbook. Some experienced art collectors had the financial means but not the room in their art-filled homes to acquire yet another large framed painting or major sculpture.

The Eiteljorg heard the pleas of both camps and devised a lively and affordable solution at this year’s Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale: offer miniatures.

The museum asked Quest artists to create small works that would be more affordable and take up less space. In doing so, the separate miniatures show will generate more competition among the collectors and more overall excitement during Quest weekend.

In addition to the works each Quest artist is entering into the main show, most also are entering new miniatures they’ve created, one per artist. Paintings will typically be no larger than 12-by-12 inches. Sculptures should be 8 inches or smaller. The miniatures will be available in Eagle Commons in a fixed-price, luck-of-the-draw sale Friday evening Sept. 8.

Unlike the main Quest works which must remain on exhibit until Oct. 8 before purchasers receive them, at the Quest Miniature Art Sale, buyers can take home their newly-prized art that evening. Guests who can’t attend both nights of events can still attend the Sept. 8 miniatures sale only, for the reduced price of $75 per individual or $125 per couple. Contact or 317.275.1341 to make reservations.


John Moyers
Dakota Badlands Study, 2017
12 x 12 inches


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