For Student Artists, Teachers, and Mentors

The 2020 Student Art Show & Sale has been cancelled. See the notice here.

If you have not yet submitted artwork, do not do so now.

If your students’ artwork did reach the Museum, please be assured that it has been stored and is in our care. The art will be returned to the teacher, family, or individual who submitted the work, with all costs covered by the Heard Guild.

We will contact you by April 10 to coordinate the details of the return. If you choose to reenter the pieces for the 2021 show, we will make arrangements to hold the artwork until next year.

We are already focusing on the 2021 event, which will be the 35th anniversary of the Student Art Show & Sale. The dates for the 2021 show will be posted at a later time.

Here is the list of 2019 Award Winners.

We invite you to view this video of highlights from the 2018 Student Art Show & Sale.

Below is information for the 2020 event, which will be updated for the 2021 Show and Sale to be held in April 2021.

Dear Artists, Teachers, and Mentors:

American Indian students in grades 7–12 are invited to submit their original artwork to the Student Art Show and Sale.  This event provides the opportunity for students to display their art in the Heard Museum, have their art judged by a professional panel, compete for ribbon and cash awards, and sell their artwork.

Idyllwild Arts Academy Scholarship

Student Art is pleased to announce a new partnership with Idyllwild Arts Academy of Idyllwild, California. The premier, internationally acclaimed arts high school will award a full tuition scholarship to the student artist whose work is recognized as Best of Show, to be selected during the Student Art Show & Sale March 27-30.

The Best of Show student artist will be welcomed to attend one of Idyllwild’s 2-week summer programs with all tuition, room, and meals included – a $3,500 scholarship!

During the 2-week program, the artist will attend classes led by professional artists and live with and meet other young, indigenous artists from more than 30 different countries. In addition, the artist will be welcomed to exhibit and sell up to five pieces of their own work.

The school’s mission of “Changing Lives Through the Transformative Power of Art” is reflected in this very generous scholarship. Student Art is grateful that Idyllwild Arts Academy has chosen to partner with Heard Museum Guild’s Student Art Program as we work to continue our recognition and support of young student artists.

Go to to learn more about the Arts Academy and their programs.


How To Apply to the Show and Sale

The pages in this section of our website contain information to assist you in preparing and submitting entries for the Show.  Notice the list of pages in the “Student & Teacher Quick Links” on the right side of this page. Please review the pages in their entirety.

Pay special attention to these issues:

  • Each piece of art must be reasonably priced by the student. This is a show & sale.  Students must be willing to sell their entries.
  • Size must be considered.  The panels on which we hang the art are about 30 inches wide.  Two-dimensional work must fit in this space.
  • All pieces will be available for sale until the Show closes on April 27, 2020.
  • Teachers’ grant requests must be included with students’ art and must be clear and specific about what the requested funds will be used for.  Stating “art supplies” is not specific enough for grant requests.

There will be a special Master Class for participating Student Artists.

A Members only Auction and Sale will be held.  We would like you to join us at the Museum, where we will be happy to arrange free tours of the Museum for you.


Pam Roland
Chair, Student Art Show & Sale