Youth Art Show & Sale

The 2023 Heard Museum Guild
American Indian Youth Art
Show & Sale
March 4-5, 2023

Youth Artists, Parents, Teachers, and Mentors!

Plan now for the March 2023 Youth Art Show + Sale at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona!  The original Guild Student Art Show & Sale begun in 1986 was rebranded as the Youth Art Show & Sale (YASS) in 2022 and held in conjunction with the famed Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market.

Youth Art Show + Sale March 2023

 In the Monte Vista Room of the Heard Museum at the Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2023.

  • Submission of YASS entries will be by mail or in person at the Monte Vista Room, Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27, 2023. Entries must arrive by 4 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2023.  (Mailed entries may arrive at the Museum any time between February 21 and February 27, 2023).
  • YASS Judging held Wednesday, March 1, 2023

American Indian students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit their best original artwork.

YASS provides young artists the opportunity to display their finest work at the Heard Museum, have their art judged by a professional panel, compete for ribbons and cash awards, and sell their artwork! * Students from tribes across the U.S. participate in this show and sale.  Watch for full submission details here coming in September 2022!

Here is the list of award winners at the 2022 Youth Art Show & Sale

Youth can submit an array of traditional and fine art – katsina dolls, pottery, baskets, jewelry, beadwork, weavings, paintings, and sculpture, as well as unique contemporary works in creative media.  A panel of knowledgeable art scholars judge the youth entries prior to the show. The judges award first, second, and third ribbons (with cash prizes) in 13 art categories and two divisions (grades 7-9 and grades 10-12). Best of show, best of division, and other special ribbons are also awarded.  The Guild has awarded more than half a million dollars to young artists during the years the show has been held.

* Note: For youth aged 18, regardless of whether still in high school, the individual may choose to enter the Juried Competition at the 2023 Indian Fair & Market as an adult, using the regular application for Fair Artists. All adult Fair rules and fees will apply in that case. Eighteen-year-olds may only enter one competition: the Fair or YASS. There will be no juried “Youth Division” at the 2023 Indian Fair & Market