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  • Quest for the West artist PA Nisbet

    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 P.A. Nisbet.
    Nisbet 2015
    P.A. Nisbet
    Born 1948, in Washington, North Carolina; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Nisbet_Custer_Fell_Here-smaller
    Custer Fell Here
    2015, oil/tempera on linen, 20 x 30 inches
    At Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, it is easy to visualize the climactic fight. On Last Stand Hill, where Custer fell, the white stone markers tell a deadly serious tale. For this painting I chose to use powerful weather as a metaphor for the momentous battle. I imagined a perfect storm of turbulence and tranquility, darkness and light, defeat and victory. Here two cultures collided and now all that remains are ghosts and wind.

    A STUDENT OF FINE ART for thirty-nine years, Peter Nisbet received his liberal arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1970, followed by a commission in the U.S. Navy. He served as a line officer at sea with a ten month tour of duty in Vietnam. During that time he was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to be Director of Art Services for the Navy’s Office of Information. Following military service he established a commercial art business providing graphic design and illustration to more than twenty-five national organizations.

    In 1980, Nisbet moved to the Southwest and began painting landscapes. Since then he has completed hundreds of paintings derived from his experiences throughout the world. He has traveled to such remote places as the South Pole and China, but his preferred locale for painting is in the deserts of the Southwest and Mexico.

    Notable awards and achievements:
    2014    Tucson Museum of Art, Southwest Anthems Exhibition
    2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
    2014    Tucson Museum of Art, Permanent Collection
    2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Prize
    2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award
    2009    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    2008    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    1999    Artrain/NASA USA National Tour, The Artistry of Space, Featured Artist
    1995    National Science Foundation, Artists and Writers Program, Grant for travel to Antarctica
    1987    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks (first annual), Southwest Region Award

    Gallery representation:
    Altamira Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
    LaFave Gallery, Springdale, Utah
    Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    www.panisbet.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 Rock Newcomb

    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 Rock Newcomb.
    Newcomb 2015

    Rock Newcomb
    Born 1945, in Oakland, California; lives in Payson, Arizona

    Newcomb_Western_Tonto_Apache_Territory_-_Devil's_Chasm
    Western Tonto Apache Territory – “Devil’s Chasm”
    2015, acrylic, 30 x 20 inches
    The U.S. Army began its campaign against the Tontos of east-central Arizona in the late 1800’s. Entire bands hid in very isolated and remote areas like the one shown in the painting. This area, known today as “Devil’s Chasm,” offered what the Tonto fugitives required – rough, almost inaccessible terrain, fresh water, shelter, edible wild plants, and game. It was almost impossible for the cavalry to approach without being seen or heard from great distances, usually giving the Tontos ample time to “melt” into the landscape.

    GROWING UP IN southern Idaho on the family homestead, Newcomb encountered numerous types of wildlife. Traveling throughout the West, in later life, he was able to observe most of the wild creatures and incorporate many of them into his paintings. Earning advanced art degrees in southern California, Newcomb taught art in the public sector for more than two decades.

    Moving to Payson, Arizona in the late 1990’s, Rock continued portraying wildlife, in addition to painting historic and pre-Columbian peoples, ruins, and artifacts of the American Southwest, and indigenous subjects of the American plains, plateaus, basins, and Northwest coast. Newcomb and his wife, Cody, travel extensively throughout the United States seeking very rare and seldom displayed subjects for his paintings.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2015    NatureWorks Fine Art Show, Best of Show
    2014    Gilcrease Museum, Collectors' Reserve Art Exhibition and Sale, Presidential Purchase
    2014    NatureWorks Fine Art Show, Directors’ Award
    2013    San Dimas Festival of Western Art, Best of Show
    2013    NatureWorks Fine Art Show, Best of Show
    2011    Gilcrease Museum, Collectors’ Reserve Art Exhibition and Sale, Williams Award/President’s Choice
    2010    Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, Best Body of Work
    2008    Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale, First Place Acrylic
    2008    San Dimas Festival of Western Art, Featured Artist, Best of Show, Purchase Award
    2005    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Historical Art Award

    Memberships:
    Signature member Society of Animal Artists and International Society of Acrylic Painters
    Juried Member International Guild of Realism

    Gallery representation:
    Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
    Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    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 Bill Nebeker

    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 Bill Nebeker.
    Nebeker 2015
    Bill Nebeker
    Born 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho; lives in Prescott, Arizona

    Nebeker_In_Grandmother's_Tradition 


    In Grandmother’s Tradition
    2014, bronze, edition of 30, 15 x 13 x 16 inches
    Pueblo potters have dug clay from the earth for their pots, bowls, and jars for hundreds of years. They paint strikingly beautiful geometric patterns, rainbows, birds, dragonflies, and other animals, which seem imbued with sacred significance intertwined in their culture. This mystical and intriguing artistic talent can be seen in this sculpture, as we watch a Pueblo woman paint her masterpiece in her grandmother’s tradition.

    RAISED IN HISTORIC Prescott, Arizona, Bill Nebeker is inspired by ranches, rodeos, Yavapai Indians, mountain men, law men, and outlaws who settled this town, and come to life in his sculptures. For 45 years, Nebeker’s work has been known for its authentic detail, subtle humor, beautiful horses, and quiet tributes to cowboys, Native peoples, and their cultures.

    A member of the Cowboy Artists of America since 1978, Bill has served three times as President, and won many awards.   His sculptures grace the floors of many western museums and several cities in Arizona and Colorado have commissioned him to sculpt larger than life sized public monuments.

     Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2014    Prescott Frontier Days, Grand Marshall
    2013    Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Purchase Award
    2012    City of Prescott and Yavapai County, Lifetime Contribution in Arts Award
    2009    Arizona Historical Society, Culture Keeper Award
    2009    Cowboy Artists of America Annual Sale & Exhibition, Ray Swanson Memorial Award
    1989    Cowboy Artists of America Annual Sale & Exhibition, Gold Metal for Sculpture and Best of Show

    Memberships:
    Cowboy Artists of America member since 1978; served as president in 1992, 1999, and 2008

    Gallery Representation:
    Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Spring, Colorado
    Goodnight Trails Gallery, Mancos, Colorado
    Great American West Gallery, Grapevine, Texas
    Mountain Spirit Gallery, Prescott, Arizona
    Pitzer’s Fine Art Gallery, Wimberley, Texas
    Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona & Jackson, Wyoming

    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 Brenda Murphy

    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 Brenda Murphy.

    Murphy 2015 

    Brenda Murphy
    Born 1955, in Dallas, Texas; lives in Arlington, Texas

     Murphy_Young_Lakota_Hunter

    Young Lakota Hunter
    2015, pencil, 14 x 9 inches

    Coyote fur is greatly prized among Native Americans. The coyote head this young hunter wears was handed down to him by his Unci, his grandma, and had been worn by his uncles in the past as camouflage when hunting on the prairies. The buckskin shirt will protect him from the brush and sharp plains grass. As he grows and becomes a more skilled hunter, his shirt will become more ornate. In keeping with his family tradition, he will someday leave the head for future generations.

     

    A NATIVE TEXAN, Brenda Murphy began drawing horses and other ranch animals when she was a young girl. Her love of drawing, and her favorite medium—pencil—have remained with her as a professional artist. She has tried other materials, including acrylics and watercolors, but always returns to pencil drawing.

    Murphy earned a BFA degree in art from the University of Texas at Arlington, followed by work as an illustrator in Dallas. Her thoughts turned frequently to fine art and her desire to draw Western scenes. Gradually, her art shifted from commercial illustration to drawing the subjects she had imagined. She now seeks out cowboys and their livestock, and others whose ranching way of life she admires. Grateful that they have allowed her into their world, she admires them for carrying on a valuable Western tradition, one that she masterfully captures in black and white.

     Notable awards and achievements:
    2008    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Heart of the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
    2006    Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up!, Show Museum Purchase Award
    2005    National Museum of Wildlife Art, Miniatures and More Show, Patrons’ Choice Award

    Gallery Representation:
    Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming
    www.brendamurphystudio.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 John Moyers

    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 John Moyers.

    Moyers 2015-smaller

    John Moyers
    Born 1958, in Atlanta, Georgia; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico
     
    Moyers_Purple_Mountains_Majesty-smaller

    Purple Mountains Majesty
    2015, oil on board, 20 x 30 inches
    When I paint, I have to be as accurate as I can be. People can then see, for years to come, how Mexican cowboys dressed in the 1860s, or the gear southwestern cowboys used in the early 20th century. It’s all about being authentic.

    FROM AN EARLY AGE, John Moyers knew he wanted to be an artist. The son of renowned cowboy artist William Moyers, John grew up in Albuquerque, drawing and painting on a daily basis.  After high school, John spent a year at the Laguna College of Art and Design before enrolling at the California Institute of the Arts under a Disney scholarship that emphasized drawing. When John returned to New Mexico, he began painting from life — working with models and painting on location, rather than relying on photographs for reference. John’s work typically begins with research into historical events, period attire and tools, and subtle trends that emerged and evolved during the frontier era.

    Today, John is one of the most respected painters working in the western and cowboy genres, and his depictions of the contemporary and historical West are among the most sought after on the art market. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, fellow artist Terri Kelly Moyers. The two share a studio adjacent to their home on the edge of the city, and take full advantage of their New Mexico location, making frequent excursions to paint on location, capturing scenes rooted in the state’s cowboy, Native American, and Hispanic cultures. (Bio by AJ Mangum)

    Gallery Representation:
    Claggett-Rey Gallery, Vail, Colorado
    Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    Nedra Matteucci, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    www.moyersart.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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