Best of Show Reception

Friday, March 2

5:30 – 8 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this dazzling evening kick-off to the Fair weekend!  This festive and highly anticipated evening highlights the very best of the best in 10 art categories and showcases the energy, creativity, and skills of our exhibiting Fair artists.  You won’t want to miss seeing these breathtaking creations up close and congratulating the artists. You will also enjoy previewing a stunning array of “must have” fashions designed by Fair artists, bidding on exciting artworks and more during our silent auction, and relaxing with old and new friends while enjoying small plates, desserts and beverages.

Event Schedule

5:30 – 8 p.m.           Best of Show award-winning art on display in Steele Auditorium
                                   Silent Auction: View and bid in South corridor of Steele Auditorium
                                   Small plates, desserts and no-host bars, Steele Plaza

6:00 p.m.                  Welcome: Fair Chair, Shelley Mowry
                                   Award Announcement: Dickey Family Director & CEO of the Heard, David Roche

6:15 – 7 p.m.           Fashion Show, main courtyard


Ticket Information

$75 Museum members
$100 Non-members

Visit the Fair Tickets page to purchase tickets.


2018 Best of Show Special Award

In honor of the 60th Annual Indian Fair & Market, we are delighted to announce a one-time, special 
$10,000 Best of Show Award sponsored by Howard R. & Joy M. Berlin and Kristine & Leland W. Peterson. Peterson is Treasurer of the Heard Museum Board of Trustees and Berlin is a Life Trustee of the Heard Museum.     The Guild thanks the Berlins and Petersons
for their generous support of the Indian Fair & Market and our outstanding artists.

2017 Best Of Show Winners (pdf)
Previous Juried Competition Winners
Become a Ribbon Awards Sponsor


Fashion Show: Celebrating Artistic Excellence in Fashion

Watch our models walk the Heard catwalk in creations by amazing designers of wearable art. All designers are Fair artists. Click here for more information about each of them.

Silent Auction

Join the fun and encourage friendly competition with your family and friends for fabulous items donated by our Fair artists and friends of the Heard Museum!  Items will be on view throughout the evening. The auction is being conducted online, so anyone can bid from anywhere at any time on a mobile phone.