Youth Art Show and Sale

The 2024 Youth Art Show and Sale was an extraordinary success both in terms of attendance by the general public, entries by young Native artists, and, of course, sales. Thank you, teachers, parents, Heard Museum Guild volunteers, and especially young artists for your hard work. We are extremely grateful to all of you.

The 2024 YASS Best of Show and Best of Division 1 was Jalen Taho, Hopi/Dine, 9th Grade, for his “Navan Kachina”.
Best of Division 2 was Mary Helen Brown, Navajo, 10th Grade, for her Mushroom Dreams necklace.

Congratulations to all 2024 Youth Art & Show and Sale Winners. Again, thank you!

2025 Youth Art Show and Sale

Attention Young Artists, Teachers, Parents, and Mentors!

The 2025 Youth Art Show and Sale will be on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2025.

Over $10,000 in prize money will be awarded.

Eligibility

All American Indian students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit their best original artwork in two different divisions:

Division 1: Grades 7-9
Division 2: Grades 9-12

Classifications (categories). Artists or their teachers can submit all forms of traditional and fine art – katsina dolls, pottery, baskets, jewelry, beadwork, weavings, paintings, photography, and sculpture, as well as unique contemporary works in creative media.

YASS Judging. A panel of professionals will judge all artwork entered and will award first, second, and third place ribbons (with cash prizes) in 13 art categories in each of the two divisions. Best of Show, Best of Division, and other special ribbons are also awarded. The Guild has awarded more than half a million dollars to young artists during the years the show has been held.

Registration Forms. Online and PDF registration forms will be available on this website by September 1.

Eligibility Note: Youth aged 18 who are still in high school may enter the Youth Art Show and Sale. Youth aged 18, regardless of whether still in high school, may choose to enter the Juried Competition at the 2025 Indian Fair & Market as an adult using the regular application for Fair Artists. In that case, all adult Fair rules and fees will apply. But 18-year-olds may only enter one competition, choosing either the Fair Juried Competition or YASS.

Entries and Important Dates

Entries may be mailed to:

Heard Museum
Youth Art Show and Sale
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Or

Delivered in person at the Monte Vista Room on the Heard Museum Campus. Volunteers will stand by to assist with receiving artwork Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday February 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2025, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Deadline for all submissions. All entries must be in by 4 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2025. Any artwork submitted past this deadline may be rejected and will not be accepted for YASS judging, which will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2025.

More information is coming in September.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to youthart@heardguild.org