For Indian Fair & Market Artists

The 2018 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

March 3 & 4, 2018

The list of artists accepted in the 2018 Heard Fair is here.

Accepted artists can pay their booth fee here.

  • 6 x 6 booth: $300 for 1 artist, $400 for 2 artists, $500 for 3 artists
  • 10 x 10 booth: $500 for 1 artist, $700 for 2 artists, $850 for 3 artists, $1,000 for 4 artists

Booth fees received after December 8 require a $75 late fee.

Artists who live in or are visiting the Phoenix metro area can drop off contracts and/or payments in the Heard Museum Shop.

Updated information about Juried Competition is below. To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Indian Fair & Market, the Best of Show winner will receive $10,000.

Ticket sales for the Fair opened to the public on Monday, November 20. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (602.251.0209 ext. 2276), and at the Heard Museum entrance.

 

Contact us by email or call or text 480.285.6626. Our mailing address is:

Artist Exhibitors Committee
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

What’s New for the 2018 Fair

  • The Exhibitors Committee Chair will again be Lynn Endorf. You can reach Lynn at excomm@heardguild.org or 480.285.6626. 

 

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Schedule

Applications open July 17, 2017
Applications and application fees due September 8, 2017 (postmark)
Applications with late fee due September 17, 2017 (postmark)
Contracts mailed week of October 16, 2017
Contracts and booth fees due December 8, 2017 (postmark)
Contracts with late fee due December 15, 2017 (postmark)
Booth assignments mailed week of January 15, 2018
Juried Competition Receiving March 1, 2018
Best of Show Reception March 2, 2018
Fair March 3-4, 2018

 

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Artist Application

Artists: The application for the 2018 Fair is now closed.

Youth Artists: Artists 17 years old and younger are welcome to share a booth with a relative. The Youth Artist application is here, or apply online here.

First-time applicants, including Youth Artists: The Heard Museum Guild complies with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. You cannot participate in the Fair until you provide a copy of your Certificate of Indian Blood, tribal enrollment ID, or an Artisan Letter. Artists applying for the first time must include it with their application.

For your information, here is the 2017 Booth Layout.

Before applying, please review:

Our mailing address is:

Heard Museum Guild Artist Exhibitors Committee
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Fee Payments

Use the link below to pay application fees, late fees, and booth fees.

Pay Application, Booth, and/or Late Fees here.

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Juried Competition

Rules

Delivery of Entries for Juried Competition

  • Entries must be delivered in person to the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.  Receiving is through the north and west doors of Steele Auditorium.
  • For the 2018 Fair, work must be received between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The judging begins immediately after Receiving.
  • No entries will be accepted by mail.
  • Your representative may deliver your entries.  The artwork must be accompanied by an Art Delivery Permission Form.

Awards

The list of 2018 awards and prize money is available here. The Best of Show prize is $10,000, a one-time only amount to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.

  • An innovation award for each classification will be selected by the judges. In past years, Jewelry was the only classification with this award.
  • All award winners receive two ribbons, one for the artist and one for the purchaser.
  • Artists are featured next to their winning art at the Best of Show Reception on Friday evening before the Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • All adult award winners will be invited to the 2019 Indian Fair & Market.

Judges

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

If you have questions, contact the Juried Competition Chairs, juriedcomp@heardguild.org.

Here is the list of the 2017 award winners. For competition winners from previous years, click here.

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American Indian Artist Resource Collection

The Heard Museum Library maintains the American Indian Artist Resource Collection of biographical and professional information. Artists are the best source for accurate information. To learn more about the Collection, click here. We encourage you to visit the Library’s website, where you can search the online collection and download an artist questionnaire.

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 Licensing Information

The State of Arizona requires that you obtain appropriate licensing–a Transaction Privilege Tax license–before selling at the Indian Fair & Market. The total sales tax for artists to collect at the Fair is 8.6 percent (State: 6.3 percent, City 2.3 percent).   You can download the application below.  If the Fair opening date is not far away and you may not receive the license before the show, we recommend that you have a copy of the completed form and a copy of your check or money order with you in case they conduct spot checks at the Fair.

If you have questions, the Arizona Department of Revenue has a FAQs page for selling at special events like our Fair.

Transaction Privilege Tax Application (Short Form)

 

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Parking & Delivery Route

A map of parking lots for the 2018 Fair and the route through the Museum campus for delivery of art for Juried Competition and for booth and tent setup will be posted in early 2018.

Parking in the residential areas is not allowed at any time.

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Hotel Accommodations Near the Museum

The Heard Museum Guild has secured discounted hotel accommodation options for the artists during the 2018 Fair. See the details here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We hope these will answer your questions. If not, don’t hesitate to contact us by email or text/phone 480-285-6626.

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