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

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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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