Information For All Artists

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The 2023 Fair will be held March 4-5, 2023. Applications are open now.

Contact Us

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

 


Dates To Note

October 3 Applications due
Week of November 7 Artist agreements and Wait List letters mailed
December 12 Artist agreements and booth due due
December 19 Booth fee with $75 late fee due
Week of January 23, 2023 Booth assignments mailed
March 2, 2023 Juried Competition Receiving
March 4-5, 2023 65th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

 


Application

The online application for the 2023 Fair is here.  A paper application that can be filled out and mailed to us is here. You can also email us at excomm@heardguild.org or call or text us at (480) 285-6626 and request an application to be mailed to you. A $25 application fee is required with an application. You can pay online with a credit card at our Shopping Cart or you can mail a money order or cashier’s check to the address above.

Applications are due October 3, 2022.

For your information, a draft of the map of the 2023 map is here. The demonstrators will once again be in the M area.

Please review these documents before applying to the 2023 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.

An online application is here.   A paper application that can be filled out and mailed to us is here.  You can also email us at excomm@heardguild.org or call or text us at (480) 285-6626 and request an application to be mailed to you.

All art submitted by artists in grades 7 through 12 will be judged at the Youth Art Show & Sale on the same weekend as our Indian Fair & Market. Please note that if you are 18 and you attend high school, you have a choice. 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:

Judges are invited from a wide variety of fields and have in-depth experience in judging artwork. Judges may include experienced American Indian artists, curators, gallery directors, educators, and collectors.  Click here for the list of judges for the 2022 Juried Competition. Judges for 2023 will be posted closer to the Fair date.

Awards

The following documents have information about the awards:

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. The Open Standards form is available below and at entrance into JC.

Questions? Email us at juriedcomp@heardguild.org.

Pat Kilburn, 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 for parking availability and vehicle circulation prior to the Fair for booth set-up and for delivery of artwork for the Juried Competition will be posted before the 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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