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Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 63rd Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market to be hosted on March 5-7, 2021 will be a hybrid event showcasing a virtual art market and a live juried competition show and sale.

Visit the NEW Fair website for the 2021 event at heard.org/fair2021!

VIRTUAL Indian Fair & Market Highlights

* Over 300 Native artists from more than 75 tribal affiliations
* Cultural Performances
* Playlists of American Indian musicians—compliments of Canyon Records
* Best of Show Awards event
* Juried Competition Show & Sale

The Virtual Indian Fair & Market

The Heard Museum Guild is set to host its first-ever hybrid event (online and onsite activities) on March 4 – 7, 2021. The virtual art market will feature 300 Native artists from more than 75 tribal affiliations chosen through a juried selection process or by invitation. Visitors will browse the online Artists Gallery and then link directly to an artist’s website, Facebook or Instagram account or to a landing page with additional images and contact information. There is no charge to come to the virtual art market so don’t miss this chance to support indigenous artists. While the event is virtual, it remains a gathering place for art lovers and the community to celebrate and learn about Native arts and cultures directly from the artists. Indigenous communities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, both healthwise and economically. Artists watched their revenue streams dry up as live art markets, POW WOWS, museums and galleries shut down. They need your support now more than ever! All sales are between the artist and the buyer.

Juried Competition Show & Sale & Best of Show Awards

Each year, the Guild also hosts a Juried Competition open to artists juried in or invited to the Indian Fair & Market. This year, since the artists cannot be with us on campus to sell their art, we are featuring a virtual and live Show & Sale of all submissions to the Juried Art Competition.

Thursday, March 4, 5 P.M. (Best of Show Awards ticketed virtual event)
Friday, March 5, 9 A.M. (available to all)

VIRTUAL Best of Show Awards
Be among the first to find out who the award winners are. Hear from the winners of the Best of Show Award and Best of Classification Awards for 2-Dimensional Art, Baskets, Diverse Art Forms, Jewelry & Lapidary, Personal Attire & Accessories, Pottery, Pueblo Carvings, Sculpture, Weavings & Textiles and Open Standards. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the Juried Competition process and get the perspective of the judges and curators.

For the Thursday, March 4 preview, museum members at the Circles and Experience levels and Ribbon Award sponsors will receive an invitation code.

Purchase Virtual Best of Show Awards Tickets

Virtual Best of Show Preview Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $15 for Non-members.
Net proceeds of Fair events support the mission and programs of the Heard Museum.
The Virtual Best of Show will be open to public viewing via the fair website on Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m.

LIVE Indian Fair & Market Highlights

* 7 American Indian artists featured in the Heard Museum Shop
* Juried Competition Show & Sale – Steele Auditorium, Heard Museum

Timed tickets are required to see the Juried Competition Show & Sale. Admission for American Indians is free of charge, but everyone must reserve a timed ticket in advance.

Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. VIPs (Circles, $250+ Experience Levels and Ribbon Sponsors)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. All museum members
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. General public

Sunday, March 7
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. All museum members
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. General public

Tickets: Timed reservations and pricing, includes Museum admission

  • Members – $10
  • General public – $20, includes museum admission
  • Senior – $17
  • Children 6 – 17 – $9
  • Children 5 & under – FREE
  • American Indian — FREE (Must reserve timed ticket; Show tribal ID at entrance)

$2,000+ Circles-level members will receive 4 complimentary tickets
$250+ Experience-level members will receive 2 complimentary tickets
Ribbon sponsors $1,500 and above will receive 4 complimentary tickets
Ribbon sponsors below $1,500 will receive 2 complimentary tickets

Purchase Juried Competition Tickets

Heard Museum Shop Featured Artists Onsite

No tickets/admission required to enter the shop although all CDC mask and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.

Friday, March 5 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 6 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 7 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Victoria Adams (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho of Oklahoma), Jewelry and Accessories
  • Darryl Dean and Rebecca Begay (Navajo), Jewelry
  • Eddison Cummings (Navajo), Jewelry
  • Jesse Monongye (Navajo/Hopi), Jewelry
  • Tim BlueFlint Ramel (Bad River Chippewa/Comanche), Flutemaker and Silversmith
  • Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq), Jeweler
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Event Details

Sunday, March 7

Heard Museum Campus, Museum Shop, Virtual

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Buy the 2021 Fair T-Shirt

Purchase the 2021 Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market Shirt with original artwork by Navajo artist Damian Jim at bonfire.com