The Eiteljorg Museum hosted an exciting weekend for art of the American West and gave out awards to several fine participating artists.
Earlier this month the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art hosted the ninth annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale. For the second year in a row, the event brought more than $1 million to the museum, reaching almost $1.1 million in 2014. Awards were presented to outstanding represented artists at a gala reception on Saturday, September 6.

Exhibiting artist Michael Dudash stands next to his multiple-award-winning painting “Giving Thanks for Fair Weather, Sweet Grass, and a Hot Supper.”
Painter Michael Dudash enjoyed a very successful night, winning both the Patrons’ Choice Award, chosen by patrons in attendance, and the Artists’ Choice Award for his painting “Giving Thanks for Fair Weather, Sweet Grass, and a Hot Supper.”
Sculptor Doug Hyde also doubled his pleasure, claiming the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award with his marble sculpture “Salmon Quest” and the Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture with “Midnight Dancers.”

Exhibiting painter Logan Maxwell Hagege stands next to his award-winning painting “Stands Alone.”

The Henry Farny Award for Best Painting went to Logan Maxwell Hagege for his oil painting depicting an older Native American man and titled “Stands Alone.”

P.A. Nisbet won the award for best body of work at “Quest for the West.”

Artist P.A. Nisbet earned the Victor Higgins Award of Distinction for best body of work in the show.
Patron Wayne Rumley of Tulsa was honored with the Collector of Distinction Award. Mr. Rumley’s private collection will be featured in an exhibition at the 10th anniversary Quest for the West event in 2015.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Eiteljorg Museum is celebrating its 25th year of honoring the art, history, and culture of Native Americans and the American West. To learn more, visit the Eiteljorg website.


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