‘Quest for the West’ art show and sale selects Greg Kelsey and Gerald Balciar to exhibit
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, has chosen two sculptors represented by Sorrel Sky Gallery, Greg Kelsey and Gerald Balciar, to participate in Quest for the West, the museum’s prestigious annual western art show and sale. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the show features the work by 50 important western artists from September 11 through October 11, 2015.
Colorado artists Greg Kelsey and Gerald Balciar are familiar with Quest for the West – each has been included in the annual exhibition numerous times since the inaugural show in 2005.
Greg Kelsey knows his western subject matter intimately. With first-hand experience working daily on his ranch in a southwestern Colorado, Kelsey lives a traditional western lifestyle. One of his works to be displayed is a study-size bronze, “Sundance & the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific,” depicting the infamous hold up scene of the Union Pacific train portrayed in the Hollywood film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Gerald Balciar’s animal sculptures are well known for their expressive qualities, portraying moods or feelings rather than exact replicas of his subjects. His art is grounded in an in-depth knowledge of animals, their behaviors and habitat. A small-scale bronze, “Trumpeter Pond,” depicting a family of swimming Trumpeter swans, is one of his works included in the show. He offered, “It is an honor to be included among the high talent represented in the show – at a great museum for a great cause.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells, is not surprised that these award-winning artists were invited. “Both Gerald and Greg are dedicated, well-respected artists,” Wells said.
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO, in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM, location in 2014. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and Ben Nighthorse, among others.