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Quest for the West artist Sandy Scott

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 Sandy Scott.

 Scott 2015
Sandy Scott
Born in 1943, Dubuque, Iowa; lives in Lander, Wyoming
Ancient Passage
2015, bronze, edition of 21, 24 x 23 x 9 inches
Our Morgan gelding was used as the model for Ancient Passage. My goal was to idealize the animal and create a powerful image. I am preoccupied with modeling horses and consciously stylize my designs. My obsession with modeling horses continues to lay a thorough foundation for my art, just as playing scales does for a musician. In my opinion, horses and the human figure are the most difficult creatures to transform into a visual expression - perhaps it's because they are both so beautiful.

SANDY SCOTT was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute, and worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. She then turned her attention to etching and printmaking in the 1970s and sculpture in the 1980s. She maintains studios in Lander, Wyoming; Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada; and Larimer County, Colorado. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams she is an avid outdoors woman, licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts.

She has won awards for sculpture and etching and her monumental Presidential Eagle is installed at the entrance to the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.  Scott’s work is included in the collections of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum;

the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY;  the R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, LA; The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC and Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK.  Scott was selected as one of the “Ten Most Prominent People in western art by Southwest Art Magazine in 2013.  

Notable Awards and Achievements:
2014    Briscoe Museum, Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

The American Artist Professional League
The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
The National Art Club
The National Sculpture Society
The New York Pen and Brush
The Society of Animal Artists

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.

  $250 Member; $300 Non-member
Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

$450 Member; $500 Non-member
Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

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)


For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.


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