The 2018 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
March 3 & 4, 2018
Contact us by email or call or text 480.285.6626. Our mailing address is:
Artist Exhibitors Committee
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 email@example.com or 480.285.6626.
|Applications open||July 17, 2017|
|Applications and application fees due||September 8, 2017 (postmark)|
|Applications with late fee due||September 17, 2017 (postmark)|
|Contracts sent||week of October 16, 2017|
|Contracts and booth fees due||December 8, 2017 (postmark)|
|Contracts with late fee||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|
Artists: The application for the 2018 Fair will be available in July 2017. We’ll contact all artists by email or postcard.
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.
For your information, here is the 2017 Booth Layout.
Before applying, please review:
- General Information for applications
- Regulations and Policies (Revised 10/2016)
- Artist Statement of Responsibility
- Standards for the Classifications
Our mailing address is:
Heard Museum Guild Artist Exhibitors Committee
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Use the link below to pay application fees, late fees, and booth fees.
- Artists submitting artwork to Juried Competition must follow the Juried Competition Entry Guidelines.
- Artwork submitted for competition must conform to the Standards for 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 2018 Fair, work must be received between 9:30 a.m. and 5 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. 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 the 2017 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 on Friday evening before the Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. In addition, all award winners will be invited to the 2019 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the list of the 2017 award winners in Juried Competition. For competition winners from previous years, click here.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel Accommodations Near the Museum
The Heard Museum Guild secures discounted hotel accommodation options for the artists during the Fair.
We hope these will answer your questions. If not, don’t hesitate to contact us by email or text/phone 480-285-6626.