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  • Quest for the West Artist Jay Moore

    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 Jay Moore.

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    Jay Moore
    Born 1964, in Denver, Colorado; lives in Parker, Colorado

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    Moonrise at Lake Dillon
    2015, oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches
    I am always captivated by the moon. Every time I see outdoors, it seems to catch me off guard. It gives off a soft glow that adds a certain mood and calmness that seems universal to all of us. It affects the tides of the ocean, when the fishing is best, and a full even has even been known to cause women to go into labor. This painting is a tribute to this "lesser luminary.”

    JAY MOORE GREW UP in Evergreen, Colorado, spending nearly every waking moment outdoors: fishing, camping, swimming, and absorbing the subtleties of nature that every good sportsman and artists needs. “My bond with nature formed early and became deeply rooted,” he says. He graduated at the top of his class from the Colorado Institute of Art and worked in graphic design and illustration for several years. It was a plein air painting workshop with the master landscape painter Clyde Aspevig that convinced him to concentrate full-time on painting.

    “If every artist has a subject that is their sweet spot,” Jay says, “something that they love to paint and that they become known for, mine would be water. I just love painting and trying to achieve the illusion of water. I am challenged by capturing the depth, the current, the reflections, ripples, whatever... Whether it be streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls, I love it all.” His work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs as well as many corporate and private collections.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2003    National Park Service, Art for the Parks, Landscape Award of Merit (also 2000, 2001, 2002)
    1994    National Park Service, Art for the Parks, Top 100

    Gallery Representation:
    Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
    Keating Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado
    Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, Colorado
    Saks Gallery, Denver, Colorado
    Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming
    www.jaymoorestudio.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 Denis Milhomme

    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 Denis Milhomme.

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    Denis Milhomme
    Born 1954, in Lowell, Massachusetts; lives in Three Rivers, California

    DURING HIS CHILDHOOD
    in Massachusetts, Milhomme confesses that he began his “courtship” with nature, after “falling prey to the charm of the wilds.” After moving to California, he was captivated by the California and Arizona deserts, frequent subjects even today.

    Milhomme studied art at the Ultima Yellowstone Art Symposium, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and Santa Ana College in Orange, California. He continues his education by attending workshops and constantly looking at the sights around him. A painter of moments, it is his goal to share, through his art, his deep appreciation for those moments when he is awed by nature’s beauty.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2011    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Montgomery Frame Award
    2006    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Best Landscape and Top 100 (also 2002, 1997, 1994, 1993, and 1991)
    2005    La Quinta Art Show, Award of Merit
    2005    St. George Art Festival, First Place Award (also 1993, 1991, and  1990)
    2004    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Franklin Mint Award of Merit
    2004    Southwest Arts Festival, Third Place, Oils
    2003    Southwest Arts Festival, First Place, Oils (also 2002, 1999, 1998, 1993, 1992, and 1990)

    Gallery Representation:
    Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    www.denismilhommeartist.com

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    Autumn Peace
    2015, oil, 16 x 20 inches
    As the stillness of evening descends upon this beautiful small lake in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, a feeling of peace surrounds you. The colors of autumn are a feast for the eyes and the timeless majesty of nature again soothes the soul. 

    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 Eric Michaels

    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 Eric Michaels.

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    Eric Michaels
    Born 1948, in Chicago, Illinois; lives in Blaine, Washington

    PERHAPS THE MOST distinctive feature of Eric Michaels' paintings is its international flavor. His subject matter spans four continents and both hemispheres. Painting in these far-flung locations has given him a keen grasp of local light conditions and has allowed him to participate in the native experience. His deep empathy and technical virtuosity take him straight to the heart of the pastoral scenes and human pageants he portrays.

    Michaels' work hangs in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the United States, and he is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society and the Pastel Society of America.

    Memberships:
    National Watercolor Society
    Oil Painters of America
    Pastel Society of America
    The Outdoor Painters Society

    Gallery Representation:
    Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado
    Longcoat Fine Art, Ruidoso, New Mexico
    Marta Stafford Fine Art, Marble Falls, Texas
    www.ericmichaelsfineart.com
    www.enpleinairpro.com

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    Renegades
    2015, oil, 16 x 12 inches

    For almost a third of my professional career, I have been invited by the Eiteljorg Museum to be a contributor to the Quest for the West exhibition. Not only is it a privilege to hang my artwork in such an august institution, it is incredible honor to exhibit my paintings alongside some of the great chroniclers of the contemporary and historic West.


    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 Krystii Melaine

    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 Krystii Melaine.

    Melaine 2015 
    Krystii Melaine
    Born 1963 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia; lives in Colbert, Washington

                 AT THE AGE OF FOUR, Krystii Melaine announced that she was going to be an artist. At seven she won her first art competition and she was taking commissions for paintings by the age of fourteen. The Australian native studied painting, drawing, photography, and graphic design and soon set up her own fashion design company, developing it into one of the largest bridal-wear companies in Australia.

                A desire to return to painting led Melaine to spend five years studying traditional tonal realism and oil-painting techniques. Inspired by the people and animals of the American West, she is now immersed in an artistic exploration of Native American history and cultures. Melaine regularly participates in several major museum exhibitions. Recently, the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia purchased three life-sized full-length portraits of Native Americans for their permanent collection. Of her art, Melaine explains, “To capture the essence of a person or animal in a moment of time, to tell beautiful visual stories, and to share the wonders of life with others – this is what I strive for!”

    Notable Awards and Achievements
    2014    Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, First Merit Award – Commissioned Portrait
    2012    Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up!, First Prize Two-Dimensional on Canvas
    2012    Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up!, Artists’ Choice Award
    2011    The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale Salon, Western Award
    2009    Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up!,, First Prize Two-Dimensional
    2008    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Heart of the West, Best of Show
    2004    Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Painting Award

    Memberships:
    Portrait Society of America
    American Women Artists, Master Signature Member

    Gallery Representation:
    Big Horn Galleries, Cody, Wyoming & Tubac, Arizona
    Biltmore Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
    Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Coeur d’Alene Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
    Going to the Sun Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
    Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming and Park City, Utah
    www.krystiimelaine.com

    Melaine_Tamtl'aki_Kw'ayawi_Spotted_Horse_and_Mountain Lion
    Támtl’aki Kw’ayawi – Spotted Horse and Mountain Lion, Yakama
    2015, oil on linen, 44 x 44 inches

    A spirited appaloosa leaps and rears, striking a momentary pose reminiscent of traditional European equestrian portraits. His rider is calmly in control, man and horse moving as one, both in full parade regalia. A mountain lion hide sways over the horse’s rump, a Plateau-style horse-mask flares with the tossing head, while fringe and ermines fly. Inspired by the striking pose, colors and movement, I approached this painting with a blend of traditional training and contemporary ideas.

    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 Joseph McGurl

    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 Joseph McGurl.

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    Joseph McGurl
    Born 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts; lives in Cataumet, Massachusetts

    JOSEPH MCGURL is an acknowledged leader in the current American landscape school. He studied with his father, muralist James McGurl, who exposed him to a wide variety of materials and taught him an appreciation of the craft of painting. He studied with Ralph Rosenthal, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, graduated from Massachusetts College of Art, and studied in England and Italy. To focus on drawing, he sought out and studied figure drawing under Robert Cormier, a devotee of the French Academy methods.

    McGurl's paintings have been included in many museum exhibitions. He had retrospective solo shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, the Saint Botolph Club of Boston, and at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY. At the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY, he was included in the exhibit, Re-presenting Representation West, 2002. At the Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, his work was included in Contemporary Artists Paint Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, 2001.

    For McGurl, the process, rather than the product, is the most important part of a painting. For this reason, his studio paintings are developed from sketches painted on location. This gives him the freedom to create paintings based on his imagination, memory, and his sketches. Although the objects depicted in the paintings are elements of the landscape and have a deep personal meaning to him, an equally important subject is an exploration of light, form, space, and color interpreted through paint.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2013    Art Renewal Center International Salon, First Place Landscape category Guild of Boston Artists, Gold Medallion
    The John Singleton Copley Award for Artistic Achievement

    Select Publications:
    2013    Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Jean Stern, Terry Lawson Dunn

    Gallery Representation:
    Collins Galleries, Orleans, Massachusetts
    Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, California
    Palm Avenue Fine Art, Sarasota, Florida
    Tree’s Place Gallery, Orleans, Massachusetts
    www.josephmcgurl.com

    McGurl_Revolver_Ouray_Colorado 

    Revolver, Ouray, Colorado
    2015, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

    I painted many plein air studies of this classic western town over a period of several days and was intrigued by the changing light in the valley as it corresponded to the revolving earth. The painting’s smoothly rendered sky contrasting with the textured land forms relate to the respective ethereal and solidly rugged qualities of those elements.  As well as relating to the revolving earth, “Revolver” can also refer to the classic firearm of the American West. 

    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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