Photo hy Frank Lee Ruggles
Signature Artist STETSON HONYUMPTEWA
There are so many NEW! aspects to the Fair that even if you have been to the Fair before you will want to return this year and maybe even purchase a 2-Day Pass! It is one of Arizona’s most significant cultural events with more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. The 56th Annual Fair will be held March 1 & 2, 2014 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Avenue (four blocks north of McDowell Road).
If you are new to the Fair and to American Indian art, plan to attend one of the two sessions conducted by established collectors on Saturday, March 1. Learn how they approach a Fair such as ours, what they look for when they make a purchase, and what advice they have for beginning collecting on a budget. Fair Collecting Tips sessions will be held on Saturday at 12:00 for jewelry and 1:00 for a wide range of arts--textiles, baskets, pottery, katsina dolls and fine art. Presentations will be in the building next to the demonstrators and Fair Merchandise tent. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the sessions. NEW!
Below is an outline of what you will find on the pages of this web site.
Click on the corresponding button at the left for much more information & links.
- Feature Artist - Stetson Honyumptewa. Heard Collection and biography
- Live Mural Painting Artist - Thomas "Breeze" Marcus. Examples of his work and biography NEW!
- Fashion Designers - List of participants in this year's Fashion Walkabouts at Best of Show and Saturday at the Fair NEW!
- Artist Demonstrators - List of demonstrators and their media
- Artists listed by the category they were accepted into the Fair. Look under "Planning Your Visit" for the list of artists with their booth assignments.
Best of Show
All Juried Competition award winners are celebrated at our Best of Show Reception & Dinner on Friday evening February 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Music will be provided by guitarist Khent Anantakai.
- 5:30-6:30 - Live Mural Painting demonstration by Thomas “Breeze” Marcus on the east wall of Steele. NEW!
- 5:30-7:00 - Jane Hyden, who wove the Best Of Show Drawing rug, will demonstrate weaving NEW!
- 6:00-6:45 -Designer Walkabout throughout the campus. Designers will model their clothing or will accompany the models. NEW!
- 6:40-7:00 - Program of speakers
- 2014 Best of Show winner
- Signature Artist Stetson Honyumptewa
- Heard Museum Director/CEO James Pepper Henry
- 7:00 - Best of Show Drawing NEW!
- 7:30 - Silent Auction, first drawing
- 7:45 - Silent Auction, second closing
- The Award Winners - The list of 2014 Juried Competition award winners will be populated soon after the Fair.
Cultural performances by Tribal groups take place throughout the weekend in the Amphitheater. On Pavilion Stage attendees can enjoy musical performances courtesy of Canyon Records while relaxing and dining. Entertainers include several established and emerging American Indian musicians.
- Amphitheater Stage schedule and biographies of the performing groups
- 10:30 - Opening Ceremonies
- 11:00 - Zuni Olla Maidens
- 12:00 - Tewa Dancers from the North
- 1:00 - R. Carlos Nakai Trio
- 2:00 - Joe Tohonnie, Jr. and The White Mountain Apache Dancers
- 3:00 - Xavier Quijas Yxayoti (Ancient Americas)
- Pavilion Stage schedule and biographies of the recording artists
- 11:30 - Aaron White and Anthony Wakeman
- 12:30 - Clark Tenakhongva
- 1:15 - Radmilla Cody
- 2:00 - Xavier Quijas Yxayoti (Ancient Americas)
- 2:30 - Jay Begaye
- Musical Instrument Demonstrators NEW!
Food & Beverages
No more “carnival” food. The new Food Pavilion is catered by Arizona Taste, a noted caterer in the Phoenix area. Attendees will be able to enjoy their expertly prepared lunches at canopied tables while listening to artists on the Pavilion Stage. Seating capability has been doubled. NEW!
- Food Pavilion - detail for the 4 menus: Farm Fresh, All-American, BBQ, and Southwest/Indigenous NEW!
- Fry Bread & Snack Vendors
- Heard Museum Cafe and Cantina
- Chef Cooking Demonstrations & Tastings – schedule and biographies. Owing to growing demand, the chef demos have moved into a larger tent located between the Museum Shop and the entrance to the Museum.
- 11:00 - Chef Irene Rutigliano, Heard Museum Cafe
- 12:00 - Chef Nephi Craig, Sunrise Resort, Greer
- 1:00 - Chef Freddie Bitsie, FJBits Concepts and Consulting, Phoenix
- 2:00 - Chef Amanda Crick, Tonto Bar and Grill, Cave Creek (Saturday only)
- 2:00 - Chef John Sharpe, The Turquoise Room, La Posada, Winslow (Sunday only)
- 3:00 - Chef John Sharpe book signing: The Turquoise Room Cook Book (Sunday only)
The 2014 Fair Merchandise features images of works by Signature Artist Stetson Honyumptewa. You can find him on the south side of the Merchandise tent along with fellow carvers. Stop by and ask him to sign your poster while you learn about wood carving and the Hopi culture. NEW!
This year’s products are:
- 3/4-sleeve, slightly scoop-necked T-shirt sized for women!
- Tie-dye is back and children love it, so we are offering a version in shades of blue.
- Tote bag
- T-shirts in sizes to fit just about everyone.
Advanced tickets may be purchased onsite in the Museum admission lobby through February 28th. Tickets are available by mail or phone (602-252-8840 ext. 2276) through February 14 and online through February 21. We need these early cutoff dates to ensure that the tickets you order arrive in your mailbox in time for the Fair.
Planning Your Visit
The Fair entrance is at Central Avenue and Encanto.
- METRO Light Rail - There is a stop in front of the Fair entrance.
- Best of Show Parking
- Fair Parking - updated frequently
- Accessibility - Handicapped parking and entrance is off of Monte Vista on the south side of the Museum grounds.
- Booth Layout - the artist booth assignments are listed here as they are available.