Western art - John Fawcett,
John Fawcett, "Guardian Angels," 2021, Oil, 24 x 30 inches

Western Art on View > Admirers of art inspired by the American West will converge on the Eiteljorg Museum (Indianapolis, Indiana) in September for the 16th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, one of the best opportunities in the nation to purchase Western artworks and interact with the artists.

Actor Wes Studi (Cherokee); Photograph by Jen Boyer
Wes Studi (Cherokee); Photograph by Jen Boyer

A highlight of this year’s Quest is a special guest, Academy Award-winning actor Wes Studi (Cherokee). Known for his resonant voice and intense gaze, Wes Studi is a versatile actor who has appeared in more than 80 film and television productions, including The Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves, Geronimo: An American Legend, Heat, Avatar, Hostiles and other roles.

In 2019, he became the first Native American to receive an honorary Academy Award for acting. In 2020, The New York Times named Studi one of the “25 greatest actors of the 21st century.” During Quest for the West, fans of Wes Studi’s performances can see him in person at several events throughout the weekend.

The weekend sale, September 10-11, will be followed by a month-long public exhibition of Quest art at the museum.

Quest for the West features works by 51 top artists in the genre, and it brings together artists and the collectors who treasure their paintings and sculptures. Though the 2020 Quest for the West sale had to be held virtually, this year will mark a return to the Eiteljorg’s familiar in-person sale format for the first time since 2019, when nearly 300 collectors attended the event.

Artworks Include:

Art collecting - oil paintings
Mian Situ, “Morning Hours,” 2021, Oil, 28 x 20 inches
Painting of swans in snow
Mark Kelso, “Snow Angels,” 2021, Oil on panel, 30 x 48 inches
Bronze sculptures
Gerald Balciar, “Cactus Perch,” 2021, Bronze, 12 x 9 x 5 inches
Stylized Bronze sculpture
Autumn Borts-Medlock, “Chaco Parrot,” 2021
Bronze, 11¾ x 10 ¼ x 9½ inches
Art collecting - painting of a woman
Terri Kelly Moyers, “Serenity,” 2021, Oil, 16 x 16 inches

For more details about the Quest for the West art show, please visit eiteljorg.org.

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