American Indian Student Art Show & Sale

Dear Student Artists, Families, Educators and Heard Community,

It is with great disappointment that the Heard Museum Guild announces the cancellation of the 2020 Student Art Show and Sale (SASS). This decision was not reached lightly. Sadly, with current restrictions on travel and social interaction, and after input from parents, educators, Museum staff, and the many members of the Heard Guild who work throughout the year to ensure the event’s success, the decision was clear.

If you have not yet submitted student artwork, please do not do so.

We would like to answer your immediate questions:

What will happen to my artwork?

If your students’ artwork did reach the Museum, please be assured that it has been stored and 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 10th, to coordinate the details of your return. If you choose to reenter the pieces for the 2021 show, we will make arrangements to hold onto the artwork until next year.

Will a SASS event be scheduled again?

Absolutely! Just as many other organizations are doing, we will focus on a 2021 event, which will be the 35th anniversary for SASS. We’re excited about the possibilities… stay tuned and plan early to participate and attend!

And finally,

The Heard Museum Guild extends a heartfelt, sincere THANK YOU to all educators and families who support student artists. In many instances’ teachers told us they returned to closed school buildings, most often working by themselves, to prepare artwork for mailing. Parents shared stories of a day’s worth (or more) of driving to Phoenix to deliver their child’s artwork. All of the stories leave us humbled by your support and trust in us. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Jan Christensen, Student Art Programs Coordinator, at or call @503-806-3954.

Thank you, and best of health to you and your family,

Jan Christensen Heard Museum Guild Student Art Programs