For Indian Fair & Market Artists

The 2017 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

March 4 & 5, 2016

Here is the list of booth assignments as of February 24, 2017.

Here is a list of Wait List artists as of February 9, 2017. If an accepted artist is willing to share their booth with an artist on the Wait List, they must contact the Exhibitors Committee at or 480.285.6626.

Here is the map of the Fairgrounds with booth locations, along with directions for art delivery and set-up.

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 2017 Fair

  • The Exhibitors Committee Chair is Lynn Endorf. Lynn and his wife Mary were in charge of Juried Competition the last two years. You can reach Lynn at or 480.285.6626. 

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Letter From Shelley Mowry, Fair Chair

Letter From Lynn Endorf, Exhibitor Committee Chair

Letter From Silent Auction and Raffle Donation Chairs

Silent Auction Donation Form

Raffle Donation Form

Letter From the Juried Competition Committee

2017 Juried Competition Standards

2017 Classifications and Divisions

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July 15, 2016 Application opens
September 5, 2016 Application deadline (postmark)
September 16, 2016 Application with late fee (postmark)
September 26-30, 2016 Jurying
October 24-28, 2016 Contracts and Wait List letters mailed
November 26, 2016 Contract deadline (postmark)
December 5, 2016 Contract with late fee (postmark)
January 9-13, 2017 Booth assignments mailed
March 2, 2017 Juried Competition receiving
March 3, 2017 Best of Show reception
March 4-5, 2017 Indian Fair & Market


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Artist Application

Artists: The applications are now closed. There is no application fee (or booth fee) for Youth Artists.

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 tribal enrollment ID or an Artisan Letter. Make sure that you include it with your application.

Click here for a description of the 2017 Classifications and Divisions. Please note the changes for the 2017 Fair.

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


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 rear door of Steele Auditorium.  You will be able to unload your vehicle near this door.

  • For the 2017 Fair, work must be received between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The judging begins immediately after Receiving.
  • No entries will be accepted by mail.
  • Your representative may deliver your entries.  He/she will need a note of authorization, which will be included in the packet sent to accepted artists.


Click here for a list of awards and prize money.  All award winners receive two ribbons, one for the artist and one for the purchaser.  Winners are featured next to their winning art at the Best of Show Reception & Dinner on Friday evening before the Indian Fair & Market from 5:30 to 8 p.m. In addition, all award winners will be invited to the 2018 Indian Fair & Market.


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,

The brochure with the 2016 Juried Competition award winners is here. 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 download an artist questionnaire. The Library will be open on Friday, March 3–stop in and visit.

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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 FAQ 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 2017 Fair and the route through the Museum campus for delivery of art for Juried Competition and for booth and tent setup is here.

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

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Hotel Accommodations Near the Museum

The Heard Museum Guild secures discounted hotel accommodation options for the artists during the Fair. Click here for the 2017 Hotel Rates for Artists.

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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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