Eiteljorg Museum

Indianapolis, IN

(317) 636-9378



March 7 through May 18, 1998


Blue Evening Colorado, Kenneth A. Holder, 1996, Acrylis on canvas, collage

Twenty of the most respected contemporary Western artists in America have been selected to participate in New Art of the West 6, the Eiteljorg Museum's continuing showcase of emerging and outstanding talent.


America, Ashley Collins, 1997, Oil, collage, resin on wood panel


Since the beginning of what we now consider American Western art in the early 1800s, artists have been fascinated by the West. That fascination continues with the current generation of artists, including those to be featured in the exhibition. They are:

Dana Boussard, paintings, Arlee, Mont.

Nicholas Brown, paintings, Seattle, Wash.

Ashley Collins, paiiltings, Venice, Calif.

Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), prints, Shelton, Wash.

Ken Holder, paintings/collage art, Bloomington, Ill.

Neil Jussila, paintings, Billings, Mont.

Steve Kestrel, sculpture, Ft. Collins, Colo.

Mary Koga, photography, Chicago, Ill.

Pam Lujan-Hauer (Taos Pueblo), pots, Albuquerque, New Mex.

Joe Maktima (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi), paintings, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Jeff Maldonado, prints, Chicago, Ill.

Bobby Martin, Muscogee (Creek), mixed media, Tehlequah, Okla.

Michael Naranjo (Tewa), sculpture, Espanola, New Mex.

Neltje, paintings, Banner, Wyo.

Karen Rice, drawings, Missoula, Mont.

Richard Swanson, sculpture, Helena, Mont.

Lois Main Templeton, paintings, Lndianapolis, Ind.

Libby Wadsworth, paintings, Eugene, Ore.

Theodore Waddell, paintings, Manhattan, Mont.

Bill Soza Warsoldier (Cahuilla/Apache), paintings, Albuquerque, New Mex.

Do you Hear?, Lois Main Templeton, 1996, Oil, mixed media on paper

"New Art of the West 6 is a tribute to the diverse and complex nature of American art of the '90s and, particularly, art that is influenced by the region we call 'the West," said Jennifer Complo, the Eiteljorg's associate curator of contemporary art.

The Eiteljorg has hosted this biennial exhibition and sale of contemporary art since 1990. A percentage of sales goes directly into the museum's acquisition fund. Patrons sometimes donate the artwork they have purchased, doubly benefiting the museum.

The exhibit opens March 7 and runs through May 17, 1998, and is sponsored by the American United Life Insurance Co. and Arts Indiana magazine.

Search for more articles and essays on American art in Resource Library. See America's Distinguished Artists for biographical information on historic artists.

This page was originally published in 1998 in Resource Library Magazine. Please see Resource Library's Overview section for more information.

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