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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
     
    Scott_Ancient_Passage
    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

    Memberships:
    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

    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 Roseta Santiago

    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 Roseta Santiago.

     
    Santiago 2015

    Roseta Santiago
    Born 1946, in Washington, D.C.; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Santiago_Billy_Yellow_Medicine_Man
    Billy Yellow, Medicine Man
    2015, oil, 12 x 9 inches
    This portrait was an honor to paint. Billy Yellow, Navajo from Gallop , NM, was a well respected medicine man across the southwest. He lived for 106 years on this earth. John Wayne consulted him on many movies for authenticity and became his friend. Last year I met his granddaughter, Karma Harvey, who introduced me to Billy Yellow's legendary life and gave me permission to paint his portrait.

     ALTHOUGH SHE BEGAN her career as an exhibit and graphics designer, Santiago’s true passion has always been oil painting. Her interest in creating fine art was reignited when the Bass Pro chain of stores commissioned her to paint life-sized wildlife murals on the walls of twenty-two stores. After completing the commission, she moved to New Mexico and established a home and studio. Her lifelong dream to paint became a reality.

    Santiago enjoys painting historic artifacts, attracted by their shapes, uses, and an aura of mystery that surrounds them. She portrays their individuality and their beauty, created by artisans of the past. Her subjects frequently come from her own, eclectic collection of artifacts and objects, which she has gathered through the years. Her work is all included in the Autry National Center’s Masters of the American West show.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    Booth Museum, Permanent Collection

    Publications:
    Conversations in Paint Language: The Art of Roseta Santiago, by Bob Saar (Fresco Books/Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 2007)

    Gallery representation:
    Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona
    Hayden-Hayes Gallery, Colorado Spring, Colorado
    www.rosetasantiago.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 Gladys Roldan-de-Moras

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and American 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 Gladys Roldan-de-Moras.

    Roldan de Moras 2015-smaller

    Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
    Born 1963, in Monterrey, Mexico; lives in San Antonio, Texas
    Roldan_de_Moras_Devotion_San_Jose_Mission_San_Antonio_Texas-smaller

    Devotion, San Jose Mission, San Antonio, Texas
    2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches 
    Always proud of my Colombian and Mexican heritage, my passion for art is reflected in colorful paintings showcasing Latin and South Central Texan culture. I focus on capturing the essence of light, movement, and the natural surroundings unique to the subject matter I am depicting. Often my work is inspired by my love of music and favorite operas, such as Puccini
    s La Boheme. Music lifts my soul.

    BORN AND RAISED in Monterrey, Mexico, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is often known for her paintings, which spotlight Spanish culture, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses sidesaddle in a rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco senoritas clad in exuberant Andalusian dresses, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses.  After living in San Antonio for over 25 years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of Spanish culture. “I try to paint the beauty around me,” says Gladys of her work, “I am inspired by turn-of-the-century Spanish painters.”

    Her talent has landed her work in many private and public permanent collections, at the national and international levels. Gladys’ striking, romantic art has been cited in several publications such as Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Architectural Digest European Edition, San Antonio Express-News, Western American Literature, Art Business News, El Dictamen de Veracruz, and La Voz Latina, to name a few.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2014    Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists
    2013    Master Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society
    2013    American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition Award of Merit
    2013    Finalist RayMar Art Painting Competition
    2013    American Women Artists National Juried Competition Award of Merit
    2013    Award of Merit-Online Juried Competition AWA
    2013    13th Annual AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY National Juried Exhibition "Best of Show"
    2011    Coppini Academy of Fine Arts "Artist of the Year" Award.
    2010    "People's Choice Award" Coppini Academy of Fine Arts Miniature Show
    2010    "American Impressionist Society" Award for Excellence in Painting at the National Juried Show and Competition in Nashville, TN..
    2009    Fine Art Views Competition Finalist sponsored by Fine Art Studio Online
    2009    Fine Art Views Painting Competition sponsored by Fine Art Studio Online

    The Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Award at the 74th Annual San Antonio Art League and Museum

    Artist Magazine Award for Excellence in Painting" at the Oil Painters of America " Fourteenth Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

    Grumbacher Award

    "Jury's Top 50," Salon International 2007 and 2009, International Museum of  Contemporary Masters

    Memberships:
    Master Signature Membership American Impressionist Society
    Master Signature Membership American Women Artist
    Oil Painters of America
    American Society of Classical Realism

    Gallery Representation:
    InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg,Texas
    Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    www.roldandemoras.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 Scott Rogers

    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 Scott Rogers.

    Rogers 2015

    Scott Rogers
    Born 1961 in Mesa, Arizona; lives in Logan, Utah

    Rogers_Base_Ball
    Base Ball
    2015, bronze, edition of 50, 19 x 32 x 11 inches
    These town boys, barefoot and in overalls, pause for a team tintype (1890’s). Perhaps one of them will go on to play for the Oswego Starchboxes or the Chicago Orphans (now the Chicago Cubs). Interestingly, Lewis and Clark’s return journey home, from the Pacific Ocean, included playing a game of “Base” with the Nez Perce Indians. The mind boggles at the truth of famed Apache warrior, Geronimo, while a prisoner at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, engaging in a game of baseball.

    “ART INSPIRES PEOPLE to see and connect with the beauty of life in a wide range of aspects,” say Scott Rogers. He strives for authenticity in each of his pieces, and balances his unique voice with artistic traditions. Scott uses shape, shadow, and line of silhouette to communicate. His greatest joy is creating a piece that is an instant conduit to a rich body of knowledge (anatomy, feelings, history, and lore). As he pursues his craft, Scott sees an existing form and puts it in clay such that it holds a viewers interest abstractly.

    In Scott’s own words: “I sculpt with the intention of my art lifting the spirit, assisting one to reach out for the ‘best’ in life, inspiring others to feel better about themselves and their fellow man. I want to encourage viewers of my work to be active participants in feeling the moments depicted. One of my greatest joys is to create a work of art that has a presence far beyond the physical confines of the sculpture itself.” Scott Rogers’ work is displayed in private, corporate, and museum collections around the world.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    2010    Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spiritual & Religious Show, Award of Merit
    2008    Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spring Salon, Assistant Director’s Award
    2006    Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spring Salon, Fellowship Award

    Gallery Representation
    The Adobe Fine Art, Ruidoso, New Mexico
    Dick Idol Signature Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
    Illume Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
    Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Settlers West, Tucson, Arizona
    www.scottrogerssculpture.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 Heide Presse

    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 Heide Presse.

    Presse 2015
    Heide Presse
    Born 1958, in Heidelberg, Germany; lives in Tampa, Florida

    Presse_Eight_Days_to_Denver
    Eight Days to Denver
    2015, oil on linen, 19 x 36 inches
    Butterfield's Overland Despatch Co. moved freight, mail, and passengers between the Missouri River and Denver on the Smoky Hill Trail. Advertisements declared "Time to Denver, 8 days," and the fare was $175 per passenger, not including meals. The first express stagecoach left Atchison, Kansas in September 1865.

    COMBINING HER INTERESTS in history, art, and needlework, Heide Presse’s paintings reveal many talents. Recently, while reading the journals of overland emigrants, Heide was inspired to bring them to life. Painting mid-nineteenth century subjects allows her to indulge her love of textiles and period clothing. Learning to sew historically accurate quilts and garments, and participating in living history, has also given her a better understanding of the lives of the people she is striving to portray.

                Scenes from everyday life are among Heide’s favorite subjects, and she uses lighting and rich color to find glory in the ordinary. Showing artistic talent since she was a young child, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and after working in advertising, panting became he focus.  Born in Germany and raised in Louisiana, Heide lives for a while in Texas, but not lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband, Jim, and son, Alex.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2006    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Founders’ Favorite Award
    2005    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Judges’ Choice Award
    2002    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Grand Prize Winner for Mini 50 and Collectors’ Choice Award
    2001    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Region I Winner and San Antonio Missions NHP Purchase Award
    1997    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Collectors’ Choice Award and Founders’ Favorite Award

    Gallery Representation:
    Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
    Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    www.heidepresse.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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