The Western art world once again will converge on Indianapolis September 7–8, when the annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale returns to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
From the museum:
The 13th annual Quest for the West® will attract Western art enthusiasts from all over the country. Many of the artists and collectors consider “Quest” to be one of their favorite shows due to its unique format and intimate, engaging setting in the beautiful Eiteljorg building. Since its inaugural year in 2006, Quest has generated more than $12 million in art sales.
Opening weekend attendees will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculpture by prominent Western artists in a “luck-of-the-draw” sale that opens and closes with the sound of a bugle. Potential buyers have the chance not only to be among the first to see the art in person but to meet the artists who created it.
After the sale, all the Quest artworks will remain on exhibit at the Eiteljorg until October 7, giving museum visitors the opportunity to see this world-class art. Pieces not sold during opening weekend remain available for purchase until the exhibit closes.
The popular Quest Miniature Art Sale returns. Many of the Quest artists have created at least one smaller work of art for the miniature sale, to appeal both to experienced collectors running out of space and new collectors seeking a piece that is more affordable. Unlike in the main Quest show, purchasers of the smaller artworks can take their new artworks with them that evening.
A special exhibit opening celebrates the art of Howard Post, winner of last year’s Quest Artist of Distinction award. For more than 30 years, Post has captured his distinctive vision of the West in paint, creating what he refers to as “ranchscapes.” The exhibit will feature approximately 20 of these works from the past decade of Post’s career. From rugged mountains to dusty cowboys to resting horses to complex corrals, his paintings highlight the interconnectedness of land, animals, and people in the American West. They also explore and delight in more abstract concepts such as light, line, and color. The Post exhibit runs September 8 through November 25, 2018 in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery at the Eiteljorg.
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For more information, please visit www.quest.eiteljorg.org.