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  • Quest for the West artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and American 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 Gladys Roldan-de-Moras.

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    Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
    Born 1963, in Monterrey, Mexico; lives in San Antonio, Texas
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    Devotion, San Jose Mission, San Antonio, Texas
    2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches 
    Always proud of my Colombian and Mexican heritage, my passion for art is reflected in colorful paintings showcasing Latin and South Central Texan culture. I focus on capturing the essence of light, movement, and the natural surroundings unique to the subject matter I am depicting. Often my work is inspired by my love of music and favorite operas, such as Puccini
    s La Boheme. Music lifts my soul.

    BORN AND RAISED in Monterrey, Mexico, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is often known for her paintings, which spotlight Spanish culture, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses sidesaddle in a rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco senoritas clad in exuberant Andalusian dresses, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses.  After living in San Antonio for over 25 years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of Spanish culture. “I try to paint the beauty around me,” says Gladys of her work, “I am inspired by turn-of-the-century Spanish painters.”

    Her talent has landed her work in many private and public permanent collections, at the national and international levels. Gladys’ striking, romantic art has been cited in several publications such as Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Architectural Digest European Edition, San Antonio Express-News, Western American Literature, Art Business News, El Dictamen de Veracruz, and La Voz Latina, to name a few.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2014    Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists
    2013    Master Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society
    2013    American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition Award of Merit
    2013    Finalist RayMar Art Painting Competition
    2013    American Women Artists National Juried Competition Award of Merit
    2013    Award of Merit-Online Juried Competition AWA
    2013    13th Annual AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY National Juried Exhibition "Best of Show"
    2011    Coppini Academy of Fine Arts "Artist of the Year" Award.
    2010    "People's Choice Award" Coppini Academy of Fine Arts Miniature Show
    2010    "American Impressionist Society" Award for Excellence in Painting at the National Juried Show and Competition in Nashville, TN..
    2009    Fine Art Views Competition Finalist sponsored by Fine Art Studio Online
    2009    Fine Art Views Painting Competition sponsored by Fine Art Studio Online

    The Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Award at the 74th Annual San Antonio Art League and Museum

    Artist Magazine Award for Excellence in Painting" at the Oil Painters of America " Fourteenth Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

    Grumbacher Award

    "Jury's Top 50," Salon International 2007 and 2009, International Museum of  Contemporary Masters

    Memberships:
    Master Signature Membership American Impressionist Society
    Master Signature Membership American Women Artist
    Oil Painters of America
    American Society of Classical Realism

    Gallery Representation:
    InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg,Texas
    Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    www.roldandemoras.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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  • 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

    Rogers_Base_Ball
    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
    www.scottrogerssculpture.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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  • Quest for the West artist Heide Presse

    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 Heide Presse.

    Presse 2015
    Heide Presse
    Born 1958, in Heidelberg, Germany; lives in Tampa, Florida

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    Eight Days to Denver
    2015, oil on linen, 19 x 36 inches
    Butterfield's Overland Despatch Co. moved freight, mail, and passengers between the Missouri River and Denver on the Smoky Hill Trail. Advertisements declared "Time to Denver, 8 days," and the fare was $175 per passenger, not including meals. The first express stagecoach left Atchison, Kansas in September 1865.

    COMBINING HER INTERESTS in history, art, and needlework, Heide Presse’s paintings reveal many talents. Recently, while reading the journals of overland emigrants, Heide was inspired to bring them to life. Painting mid-nineteenth century subjects allows her to indulge her love of textiles and period clothing. Learning to sew historically accurate quilts and garments, and participating in living history, has also given her a better understanding of the lives of the people she is striving to portray.

                Scenes from everyday life are among Heide’s favorite subjects, and she uses lighting and rich color to find glory in the ordinary. Showing artistic talent since she was a young child, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and after working in advertising, panting became he focus.  Born in Germany and raised in Louisiana, Heide lives for a while in Texas, but not lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband, Jim, and son, Alex.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2006    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Founders’ Favorite Award
    2005    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Judges’ Choice Award
    2002    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Grand Prize Winner for Mini 50 and Collectors’ Choice Award
    2001    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Region I Winner and San Antonio Missions NHP Purchase Award
    1997    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Collectors’ Choice Award and Founders’ Favorite Award

    Gallery Representation:
    Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
    Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    www.heidepresse.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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  • 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

    Powers_Walking_the_Fence_Line
    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)

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

    Gallery Representation:
    Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

    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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  • Quest for the West artist MC Poulsen

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian 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 MC Poulsen.

    Poulsen 2015
    M.C. Poulsen
    Born 1953, in Akron, Ohio; lives in Cody, Wyoming

    Poulsen_Lost_Falls
    Lost Falls
    2015, oil on board, 50 x 22 inches
    Waterfalls indeed capture our spirits in some wild, romantic way. They inspire deeper and different meanings in all of us. These crashes of great power and force in our lives are always the ones we remember, and define our character in their own unique way...and it is this part in a river’s journey that captivates us the most. There is solace in the reminder, that no "river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea."

    WHEN HIS PARENTS bought a ranch near Cody, Wyoming, M.C. Poulsen became an instant Westerner. Exploring the surrounding rugged terrain on horseback, he developed an abiding love for the land. As a child, Poulsen loved art, and enjoyed copying paintings and reading art books. After enlisting in the Marines, he was stationed near Washington, D. C. where he visited museums to view the portraits that influenced his own portraiture. Poulsen was studying art on the G.I. Bill at Arizona State University when he chanced to meet the artist Olaf Wieghorst in a Scottsdale gallery. The older artist graciously critiqued his work, then recommended him to a gallery that showed his work for several years.

     In the late 1970s, Poulsen returned to Wyoming where he built a house and studio in an idyllic setting near Yellowstone Park. There he spends summers sketching and gathering material for paintings he completes each winter.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2008    Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Honored Artist
    2007    Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, People’s Choice Award (also 2004, 2000, and 1998)

    Gallery Representation:
    Altermann Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Mountain Trail Galleries, Palm Desert, California, and Park City, Utah
    Poulsen Studio, Cody, Wyoming
    Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming
    www.mcpoulsen.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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