The fifth annual “Quest for the West” art show and sale generated more than $1 million in sales, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art said.
The Sept. 11-12 event attracted 300 people, the show’s best attendance yet. Sales increased 20 percent over 2009.
The Eiteljorg is the only museum east of the Mississippi River to host a major Western art show and sale. The museum uses a portion of the proceeds to build its own collection.
“Quest for the West” honors artists with several awards, including Artist of Distinction. The winner of that prize is featured in a solo exhibition at the Eiteljorg the following year. Work by the 2009 winner, eastern woodlands painter Robert Griffing, will be on display until Nov. 28.