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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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  • Quest for the West artist Howard Post

    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 Howard Post.
    Post 2015

    Howard Post
    Born 1948, in Tucson, Arizona; lives in Queen Creek, Arizona

    Post_Forgotten_Spur
    The Forgotten Spur
    2015, oil, 30 x 48 inches

    Among my favorite subjects are scenes of the contemporary West that I grew up with.  These are not the romanticized images we often see pictured.  I’ve tried to portray my personalized view of the real West.  Even the most ordinary or mundane can be visually exciting if we approach them without a preconceived notion.

    A THIRD GENERATION ARIZONIAN, Howard Post grew up on a small ranch near Tucson in southern Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he completed his BFA and MFA degrees. In the early 1970s he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of clients throughout the U.S. After serving on the faculty at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Post began painting full time.

                Post’s work can be found in a variety of collections including the Smithsonian, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Tampa, Eiteljorg, Denver, Phoenix, Whitney, Buffalo Bill and National Cowboy and Western Heritage museums. His work has been featured in many publications including Southwest Art, Art News, Western Art Collector, and the books Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Artists, and a new retrospective by Rose Fredrick Productions, Howard Post, Western Perspectives.

    Notable awards and achievements:
    2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
    2012    Phoenix Art Museum, West Select, Gold Medal for Painting
    2010    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
    2010    National Western Art Exhibit, Denver, Colorado, Best of Show Award
    2010    National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Prix De West, Great American Cowboy Award
    2009    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West Palette Award

    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 Robert Peters.

    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 Robert Peters

    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 Robert Peters.
    Peters 2015

    Robert Peters
    Born 1960 in Rochester, New York; lives in Prescott, Arizona

    Peters_Stilled_Waters
    Stilled Waters
    2015, oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches
    For me, the excitement of painting seems to deepen each year. I particularly enjoy using the vast array of experiences and ideas I gather from the natural world, to create a distinctive personal expression. Studying directly from nature is a thrill that never wanes.

    I OFTEN SEEK OUT THE STORY in a landscape,” says Robert Peters. Although he immerses himself in the landscapes he paints, seeking tales they have to tell, he is not a plein air painter. Rather, when he finds a landscape he wishes to paint, he sketches, notes color values and his impressions of the scene, and then completes the painting in his studio.

    Growing up in Arizona, he loved being out of doors. It wasn’t until he was a student at Northern Arizona University that he took an art class. His interest and talent led him to a career as a freelance illustrator whose paintings appeared on the covers of publications such as US News and World Report.

    For more than twenty-five years, he has worked as a landscape painter and is now a regular contributor to museum exhibitions such as Masters of the American West and Prix de West. Robert, his wife Nanette, and their two children currently reside near Prescott, Arizona.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction for the best body of work
    2006    U.S. Department of State, Art in the Embassies
    2006    Scottsdale Gallery Association, Best of Scottsdale, Landscape
    2000    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Top 100
    1991    Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, Award of Merit (also 1989, 1987, 1986)

    Gallery Representation:
    The Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Bozeman Montana, and Jackson, Wyoming
    McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas
    www.robertpetersfineart.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 PA Nisbet

    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 P.A. Nisbet.
    Nisbet 2015
    P.A. Nisbet
    Born 1948, in Washington, North Carolina; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Nisbet_Custer_Fell_Here-smaller
    Custer Fell Here
    2015, oil/tempera on linen, 20 x 30 inches
    At Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, it is easy to visualize the climactic fight. On Last Stand Hill, where Custer fell, the white stone markers tell a deadly serious tale. For this painting I chose to use powerful weather as a metaphor for the momentous battle. I imagined a perfect storm of turbulence and tranquility, darkness and light, defeat and victory. Here two cultures collided and now all that remains are ghosts and wind.

    A STUDENT OF FINE ART for thirty-nine years, Peter Nisbet received his liberal arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1970, followed by a commission in the U.S. Navy. He served as a line officer at sea with a ten month tour of duty in Vietnam. During that time he was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to be Director of Art Services for the Navy’s Office of Information. Following military service he established a commercial art business providing graphic design and illustration to more than twenty-five national organizations.

    In 1980, Nisbet moved to the Southwest and began painting landscapes. Since then he has completed hundreds of paintings derived from his experiences throughout the world. He has traveled to such remote places as the South Pole and China, but his preferred locale for painting is in the deserts of the Southwest and Mexico.

    Notable awards and achievements:
    2014    Tucson Museum of Art, Southwest Anthems Exhibition
    2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
    2014    Tucson Museum of Art, Permanent Collection
    2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Prize
    2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award
    2009    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    2008    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    1999    Artrain/NASA USA National Tour, The Artistry of Space, Featured Artist
    1995    National Science Foundation, Artists and Writers Program, Grant for travel to Antarctica
    1987    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks (first annual), Southwest Region Award

    Gallery representation:
    Altamira Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
    LaFave Gallery, Springdale, Utah
    Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    www.panisbet.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 Rock Newcomb

    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 Rock Newcomb.
    Newcomb 2015

    Rock Newcomb
    Born 1945, in Oakland, California; lives in Payson, Arizona

    Newcomb_Western_Tonto_Apache_Territory_-_Devil's_Chasm
    Western Tonto Apache Territory – “Devil’s Chasm”
    2015, acrylic, 30 x 20 inches
    The U.S. Army began its campaign against the Tontos of east-central Arizona in the late 1800’s. Entire bands hid in very isolated and remote areas like the one shown in the painting. This area, known today as “Devil’s Chasm,” offered what the Tonto fugitives required – rough, almost inaccessible terrain, fresh water, shelter, edible wild plants, and game. It was almost impossible for the cavalry to approach without being seen or heard from great distances, usually giving the Tontos ample time to “melt” into the landscape.

    GROWING UP IN southern Idaho on the family homestead, Newcomb encountered numerous types of wildlife. Traveling throughout the West, in later life, he was able to observe most of the wild creatures and incorporate many of them into his paintings. Earning advanced art degrees in southern California, Newcomb taught art in the public sector for more than two decades.

    Moving to Payson, Arizona in the late 1990’s, Rock continued portraying wildlife, in addition to painting historic and pre-Columbian peoples, ruins, and artifacts of the American Southwest, and indigenous subjects of the American plains, plateaus, basins, and Northwest coast. Newcomb and his wife, Cody, travel extensively throughout the United States seeking very rare and seldom displayed subjects for his paintings.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2015    NatureWorks Fine Art Show, Best of Show
    2014    Gilcrease Museum, Collectors' Reserve Art Exhibition and Sale, Presidential Purchase
    2014    NatureWorks Fine Art Show, Directors’ Award
    2013    San Dimas Festival of Western Art, Best of Show
    2013    NatureWorks Fine Art Show, Best of Show
    2011    Gilcrease Museum, Collectors’ Reserve Art Exhibition and Sale, Williams Award/President’s Choice
    2010    Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, Best Body of Work
    2008    Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale, First Place Acrylic
    2008    San Dimas Festival of Western Art, Featured Artist, Best of Show, Purchase Award
    2005    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Historical Art Award

    Memberships:
    Signature member Society of Animal Artists and International Society of Acrylic Painters
    Juried Member International Guild of Realism

    Gallery representation:
    Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
    Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    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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