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Quest for the West Artist Glenn Dean

by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 10, 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 Glenn Dean.

Dean 2015

Born 1976 in Torrance, California; lives in Cambria, California

GLENN DEAN’S childhood interest in art matured into a love of painting landscapes by his early twenties. Exposure to the California and Western landscape painters of the early 1900’s had a great influence on the young artist, and directed the course of his career early on.  In the works of such masters as Edgar Payne and Maynard Dixon, Dean saw the “importance of seeing the color of light” while “carefully observing the simple and basic characteristics of a specific location.” 

A largely self-taught artist, Dean has a passion and joy for discovering answers to the complexities found in the works of those past masters and continues to strive for a similar quality in his own work. In recent years, Dean has turned his attention to the figure within the landscape as he brings the figure closer to the forefront. It is the relationship between the figure and his surroundings which intrigues Dean.   

Dean paints on-location throughout the Southwest, dividing his time between deserts, mountains, and coastal subjects. Time in the field and time in the studio are equally important to him. While working in his studio, Dean is able to paint larger compositions worked from field studies and other references. He has appeared in several national magazines and won a number of awards. Dean lives in his native state of California on the Central Coast.


Dean_The_Tracker
The Trackers
2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches

I am intrigued by the image of the lone cowboy in the West. This image resonates with me, personally, as I feel that it represents (symbolically) my own solitary (and shared) experiences in these open spaces.

Notable Awards and Achievements:

2013    Maynard Dixon Country, Gold Thunderbird Award (Best of Show)
2003    Tucson/Sonoran Desert Museum, Plein Air Invitational, Grand Prize and Artist Choice Award
2001    Art and Antiques Magazine, Emerging Artist Award

Gallery Representation:
Legacy Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, California
Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico
landscapesofthewest.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. 

Quest for the West is presented by the Western Art Society.

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