Robert Griffing, “On the Banks of the Alleghenies,” 2017, oil on linen, 24 x 40 inches

Collectors and connoisseurs alike are enthusiastic about this weekend’s events in Indianapolis. Are you in the know?

This weekend the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, will host the widely anticipated Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, featuring some 50 artists showcasing more than 200 recent works not exhibited previously. 2017 is the event’s 12th year, and the exhibition of works will continue through October 8.

John Moyers, “Dakota Badlands Study,” 2017, oil, 12 x 12 inches
P.A. Nisbet, “Beneath the Blue Moon Bench,” 2012, oil on linen, 30 x 42 inches

“We’re thrilled by the popularity of the Quest show among artists, collectors, and museum visitors who come to the Eiteljorg specifically to see the best contemporary Western art,” Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall said. “Our museum’s Western Art Society was visionary in advocating for creating Quest in 2006 to bring compelling new works to the Eiteljorg each year. To see what Quest has become on a national scale and what it means to our museum is something special.”

Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, “Where the Sun Goes,” 2016, bronze, 26 x 18 1/2 x 11 inches

New in 2017 is a miniature art sale to be hosted on Friday, September 8. The Eiteljorg developed the first-ever Quest Miniature Art Sale to serve beginning art collectors who seek affordably priced works and experienced collectors who no longer have room for large paintings or sculptures and want pieces that take up less space. To be entered into the Quest Miniature Art Sale, paintings must be no larger than 12-by-12 inches and sculptures no taller than 8 inches. Buyers purchasing miniatures at that sale can pick them up that night. At last year’s event, nearly $1 million in art was sold. The museum keeps a percentage of art sales to support its operations and to acquire the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award artwork.

To learn more, visit the Eiteljorg Museum.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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