Information For All Artists

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The 2025 Indian Fair & Market will be held March 1-2, 2025.

 

Thanks to all the artists who participated in the 2024 Indian Fair and Market. Here is the final list of Best of Show Winners

New booth fees for the 2024 Fair:

6’ x 6’ booth: 1 artist, $350; 2 artists, $500 or $250 each (a maximum of 2 artists allowed in a 6×6 space)
10’ x 10’ booth: 1 artist, $550; 2 artists, $800 or $400 each; 3 artists, $999 or $333 each; 4 artists, $1,200 or $300 each

To see this year’s Fair booth map, please click here.

 

Contact Us

Email:  excomm@heardguild.org
Call or text:  (480) 285-6626, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Mailing address:  Artist Exhibitors Committee
 Heard Museum Guild
 2301 N Central Ave.
 Phoenix, AZ 85004

 


Dates To Note

July 15, 2024 Applications open
October 1, 2024 Applications and invitation responses due
Applications received and/or postmarked after October 14 will not be accepted
December 16, 2024 Artist agreements and booth fees due
Agreements and booth fees not received and/or postmarked after December 22 will result in the artist being moved to the Waitlist
February 29, 2025 Receiving for Juried Competition
March 1-2, 2025 2025 Indian Fair & Market

 


Application

The application is closed.

Questions? Email excomm@heardguild.org or text or call 480-285-6626 (9-5, Monday-Friday).

Please review these documents (these will be updated for the 2025 Fair):


Eligibility Requirements

The Heard Museum and Heard Museum Guild comply with the requirements of the Indian Arts & Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) which makes it illegal to market an art or craft item in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced. Under the Act, an Indian is defined as a member of any federally or officially State recognized Indian Tribe, or an individual certified as an Indian by an Indian Tribe. For information:  www.doi.gov/iacb/act

First-time applicants must include a proof of tribal enrollment with their application. If you have submitted this information with a previous year’s application, you do not need to submit another copy.

 


Youth Artists

Artists who are 17 years old and under at the time of the Fair and whose relatives have been accepted into the Fair may sell their work in their relatives’ booth. They must submit a separate application and proof of tribal enrollment and be present at the Fair.

There is no application fee or booth fee for youths.

Youth Art Show & Sale.  Artists in grades 7 through 12 may enter their art in the Youth Art Show & Sale, which is held the same weekend as the Indian Fair & Market. Please note that if you are 18 at the time of the Fair and you attend high school, you may either enter the Fair as an adult or participate in the Youth Art Show & Sale as a youth. Further information about the Youth Art Show & Sale is on our website at www.heardguild.org/youth-art-show-sale.


 

Juried Competition

All adult artists accepted in the current Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market may enter the Juried Competition.

Please review these documents (these will be updated for the 2025 Fair):

Judges are invited from a wide variety of fields and have in-depth experience in judging artwork. They may include experienced American Indian artists, curators, gallery directors, educators, and collectors.

Awards

The following documents have information about the awards (these will be updated for the 2025 Fair):

All adult award winners will be invited to the next year’s Indian Fair & Market.

Entrance Documents

If you are accepted into the Fair, the Juried Competition Guidelines and one Juried Competition Entry Form, will be mailed to you with your booth assignment at the end of January. Additional entry forms are available upon request and will also be available during entrance into JC Thursday before the Fair.

Questions? Email us at juriedcomp@heardguild.org.

Sharon Weier, 2025 Chair, Juried Competition

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License Requirements

The artist is responsible for paying any sales tax (8.6%) due to the State of Arizona, and for obtaining a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) license.  If you have questions, contact the Arizona Department of Revenue at www.azdor.gov or call 602-255-3381.

Youth Artists are not required to have their own TPT license.

Apply For a TPT license

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Parking

Maps of artists’ drive through for Friday set-up and the available public parking during the Fair will be posted before the 2025 Fair.

Note that street parking in residential areas surrounding the Museum is not allowed at any time.

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Native American Artists Resource Collection

The Heard Museum Library maintains the Native American Artists Resource Collection of biographical and professional information. Artists are the best source for accurate information.  Visit the Library’s website, where you can search the online collection and download an artist questionnaire.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you still have not found the answer to your question, please contact us by email at excomm@heardguild.org or by phone/text as (480) 285-6626.

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