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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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  • Quest for the West Artist Tim Cherry

    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 Tim Cherry.
    Cherry 2015
    Born 1965, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; lives in Branson, Missouri

    “ANIMALS HAVE PERSONALITIES that make me smile, and that is what I try to convey through my work,” says Tim Cherry of his wildlife sculptures. A job as an outfitting guide in British Columbia, the Yukon, and Northwest territories, when he was still a teenager, provided him close contact with the moose, bears and other animals that he now sculpts. To further explore his interest in wildlife, he studied animal anatomy with a taxidermist whose own sculpture inspired Cherry to try his hand.

    As a sculptor of animals, both wild and domesticated, Cherry has been influenced more by art nouveau than strict realism, which is evident in the abstract shapes of his playful, stylized works. His sculptures’ smooth finishes lend themselves to a variety of patinas, adding interest and individuality to his creatures.

     Cherry_Slumber_Duck
    Slumber Duck
    2014, bronze, edition of 18, 8 x 13 x 6 inches
    I love the beautiful volumes and lines of a resting duck.  This design is all about orchestrating the subtle shapes and combining heavy texture against smooth surfaces to add depth and interest. The patina I chose for this piece is very unique and adds a contemporary feel to the overall statement.

    Notable awards and achievements:
    2010
        National Sculpture Society, 77th Annual Exhibition, Best Sculpture in the Round
    2010    Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming, Bison Columns Monument installation
    2010    City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rabbit Reach Monument and Stag Leap Monument installations
    2010    National Sculpture Society, Margaret Hexter Prize for Sculpture in the Round
    2007    National Sculpture Society, Gold Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize
    2004    National Sculpture Society, Percival Dietsch Prize
    2004    Gilcrease Museum, Rendezvous, Featured Artist
    2003    Gilcrease Museum, Silver Anniversary Rendezvous, Featured Artist
    2003    National Sculpture Society, Elliott Gantz and Company Foundry Award
    2002    National Sculpture Society, Bedi-Makky Art Prize

    Memberships:
    National Sculptors’ Guild
    National Sculpture Society
    Society of Animal Artists

    Gallery representation:
    McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
    Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
    Columbine Gallery, Loveland, Colorado
    www.timcherry.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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  • Quest for the West Artist Bruce Cheever

    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 Bruce Cheever.

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    Born 1958, in Utah; lives in Woodland Hills, Utah

    INTERESTED IN ART AS A CHILD, Bruce embarked on a career as a fine artist after spending many years as an illustrator. It was during those years that he discovered his affinity for tonalism and luminism. Cheever’s atmospheric and bucolic landscapes are suggestive of the Renaissance period, and his passion for the landscape is driven by the never-ending search for beauty. 

    Today, Cheever’s studio paintings take shape from the inspiration he gathers from his travels. Whether painting a rural scene in the American West, or a pastoral European landscape, his painting style is emerging with a uniqueness of its own.  Born in 1958, this Utah artist credits his education at Brigham Young University and a professional career as an illustrator as prime training ground in both observation and discipline. Bruce has had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world capturing the beauty of the landscape in his paintings. His love of the Western American Landscape has been a hallmark of his success.  

    Cheever_The_Showman-smaller
    The Showman
    2015, oil, 40 x 30 inches
    William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody personified the Great American West. He brought legendary attention to the world about a place like no other, its vastness, its ruggedness, and its way of life. I wanted this painting to be about him, the man, and the legend. My desire for this piece was to compose an image worthy of his reputation. Thank you, Mr. Cody.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    National Park Service, Art for the Parks, included in top 100 winners

    Gallery Representation:
    Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Spring, Colorado
    Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona

    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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  • Quest for the West Artist John Buxton

    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 John Buxton.

    Buxton 2015
    Born 1939, in Oxford, North Carolina; lives in Allison Park, Pennsylvania

    DURING HIS CHILDHOOD in North Carolina, Buxton explored the woods near his home whenever he could. When bad weather kept him indoors, he drew all day. His love of art grew into his determination to become an artist, leading him to earn a Bachelor of Professional Arts from the Art Center College of Design in California. He became a respected illustrator, winning many awards during his thirty-one-year career. Among his most memorable clients was the National Geographic Society; he was greatly influenced by their insistence on complete accuracy—it struck a chord.

    After moving to the woodland hills of western Pennsylvania, Buxton became interested in the events that had shaped the region’s history. He researched the area’s historical events, attending historical reenactments and meeting historians. By the 1990s, he had found his calling: a life completely absorbed in 18th century lore.

    Buxton’s carefully researched paintings have been used in numerous historical documentary films, while museums and historical sites display his work.

    Buxton_Unseen-smaller
    Unseen
    2015, oil, 20 x 18 inches
    My motivation for this painting, in 1989, was to capture the effect of indirect lighting on grass & water, as opposed to direct lighting across the top area of jumbled rocks. Everything is happening below that lightest area. Originally this painting was to have been a wildlife piece…before I began painting historical scenes. I pulled it out recently and completed it in my chosen genre, simply because of the challenge. Unseen will now be seen.

    Notable awards and achievements:
    2013  
      Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
    2009    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
    2005    The Artist’s Magazine, portrait selected for December cover
    2005    The Artist’s Magazine, annual competition, First Place Portrait Award
    1997    Art in the Mountains, People’s Choice Award for Best Miniature Painting

    Gallery representation:
    Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    www.buxtonart.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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  • Quest for the West Artist Blair Buswell

    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 Blair Buswell.

     Buswell 2015
    Born 1956, in Ogden, Utah; lives in Alpine, Utah

    BLAIR BUSWELL HAS ALWAYS been fascinated with the human figure. He likes the challenge of capturing the gesture, mood, and expression of a person in thought, which brings a sense of life to his work. Blair has also studied the skilled athlete in action and has used his artistic talents to sculpt famous sports figures of our day. He is also well known for his portraiture, and since 1983 has sculpted more than 80 busts of the inductees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Blair enjoys sculpting a wide variety of subject matter in a range of sizes. His pieces are displayed in museums, private collections, college campuses, sports complexes and fine art galleries nationwide.

    His traditional training has prepared him well, and Blair continues to push himself to learn new skills and techniques. The largest and most challenging project of Blair’s career was completed in 2009. In a collaborative effort, he and fellow sculptors Ed Fraughton and Kent Ullberg have produced larger-than-life-size works for downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Blair accepted this new and daunting task as yet another opportunity to broaden his skills. Along with his figurative work, he has now sculpted mules, oxen, horses, and other animals. He loves the Old West and is excited to have had the opportunity to permanently capture its spirit as exemplified by the early pioneers.

    Buswell_Go_In_Peace
    Go In Peace
    2015, bronze, edition of 22, 26 ½ x 11 x 8 inches

    This sculpture was inspired by the idea of a chance meeting between an Indian brave and a mountain man. After a few tense moments, and out of mutual respect earned from past experiences, the two decide to go their separate ways, as the brave gestures, Go In Peace

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2013
        Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    2013    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award
    2007    Northwest Rendezvous, People’s Choice Award
    2004    Northwest Rendezvous, People’s Choice Award
    2003    Gilcrease Museum, Rendezvous, Featured Artist
    2003    Northwest Rendezvous, Award of Merit (Artist’s Choice Award)
    2002    Northwest Rendezvous, People’s Choice Award
    1997    National Sculpture Society Annual Show, Bennett Prize

    Memberships:
    National Sculpture Society
    Northwest Rendezvous Group

    Gallery Representation:
    Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado
    Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    Nedra Matteucci Fenn Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    The Red Piano Gallery, Hilton Head, North Carolina
    Wilcox Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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

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