Information For All Artists

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Thanks to all the attending artists for a wonderful 2022 Fair. The weather was perfect and it was great to have a live event again.

The list of Juried Competition Winners is here.

The 2023 Fair will be held March 4-5, 2023. Applications will open in the summer of 2022. Visit this page for updates.

Contact Us

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



The application for the 2023 Fair will open in the summer of 2022.  You may pay the $25 application fee online with a credit card at our Shopping Cart. Or you can mail a money order or cashier’s check to the address above.

Please review these documents before applying:

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:

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 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.

Please note that if a youth turns 18 by March, he must enter as an adult.

To download a copy of the application that you can print out and mail to us, click here. To receive a paper application, email, or text/call 480-285-6626.

To fill out an online application, click here.

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 enter either as an adult or as a youth. Further information about the Youth Art Show & Sale is on our website at


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 (these will be updated for the 2023 Fair):

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.


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, the Juried Competition Entry Form, and the Open Standards Form will be mailed to you with your booth assignment at the end of January. Additional forms are available upon request and will also be available during entrance into JC Thursday before the Fair.

Questions? Email us at

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 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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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 or by phone/text as (480) 285-6626.

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