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65th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 65th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market returns March 4 & 5, 2023

This premier event is one of the largest American Indian art markets in the world and draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the Nation’s most preeminent American Indian artists.

Indian Fair and Market provides the opportunity to meet and purchase art directly from multiple generations of artists working in all forms of the visual arts. All proceeds from ticket sales support the Heard Museum’s mission of advancing American Indian art.

2023 Heard Fair BoS Winners


Best of Show Reception

March 3, 2023 | 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Indian Fair & Market

March 4, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Members only admission begins at 8:30 a.m.*)
March 5, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Special opportunities for Heard Museum Members
Heard Museum Members can enter the Fair early, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday! Members get a special rate on tickets until Feb. 3. Select membership levels receive complimentary tickets.

Not a Member? Call 602.251.0261 or visit heard.org/membership to become a Member today.

Artists, visit heardguild.org/artists for further details on your participation.


Amphitheater Stage

Master of Ceremonies: Gabe Ayala (Pasqua Yaqui)
Drum Group: Thunder Springs Northern Drum Group, led by Lamon Barehand (Hopi/Pima)
Arena Director: Eric Manuelito (Dine)
Sound Engineer: William Eaton (Anglo), Wisdom Tree Music


11:00 am – Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Colors: First Nation Warrior Society
Native American Flag Song: Thunder Springs Northern Drum Group
National Anthem: Bo Goode (Great San Carlos Tribe) ,
Trumpet: Ivan Makil (Onk Akimel O’Odham – Pima)
Prayer/Blessing: Matthew Yatsayte (Zuni/Diné)
Remarks: Jane Sanford & Frank Vickory (2023 Fair Chairs)
David Roche (Dickey Family Director and CEO, Heard Museum)

12:00 pm – Yellowbird Productions (Apache)

1:00 pm – RC Nakai (Dine/Ute) Trio

2:00 pm – Cellicion Traditional Dancers (Zuni)

3:00 pm – Tony Duncan and Family (Apache-Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara)


2023 Artist Demonstrators

Ephraim Anderson (Navajo) Weaving
Kevin Honyouti (Hopi) Pueblo Carving
Nunez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache) Pottery
Jilli Oyenque (Ohkay Owingeh) Baskets
Norbert Peshlakai (Navajo) Jewelry
Charlene Sanchez Reano (San Felipe Pueblo) Jewelry
Melanie Sainz (Ho Chunk) Porcupine Quill Beading
Yolanda Hart Stevens (Pee Posh) Jewelry
Todd Westika (Zuni) Fetish Carving
Rosie Yellowhair (Navajo) Sandpainting

2023 Featured Shop Fair Artists

Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq)
Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Assiniboine/Chippewa)
Boyd Tsosie (Navajo)
Ray Tracey (Navajo)
Tim Blueflint Ramel (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa)
Andersen Kee (Navajo)

2023 Featured Author Book Signings

Saturday, March 4

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

  • Kim & Pat Messier, Legendary Patania Jewelry: In the Tradition of the Southwest. Kim & Pat Messier, MessierAZ@cox.net
  • Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz, Earth Medicines. Contact Misty Mahela, 602-418-0678, pr@kitchencurandera.com.
  • Stephen Hirst, I am the Grand Canyon. shirst@mac.com, 928-380-3273

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Paula Baxter, Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry Design; 1870-1945. Paula A. Baxter, paulabaxter.ny@gmail.com, 480-825-7582.
  • Evan Sanders (Photographer), John Krena (Collector), Elegant Vessels. (The author, Robert Bauver, is unavailable)

Sunday, March 5

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

  • Eveli Sabatie, Eveli: A Jeweler’s Memoir. evelisabatie2@gmail.com
  • Dirk Raat, Lost Worlds of 1863. Dirk Raat, DRaat@cox.net.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz, Earth Medicines. Contact Misty Mahela, 602-418-0678, pr@kitchencurandera.com.
  • Evan Sanders (Photographer), John Krena (Collector), Elegant Vessels. (The author, Robert Bauver, is unavailable)

Media Request Form


  • Food and beverages, including water, are not permitted outside of our Café and Cantina. No outside food or drink is allowed at the museum.
  • Backpacks, and oversize bags, umbrellas, tripods, selfie sticks, and other similar items must be checked at admissions.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted for personal use in the galleries unless otherwise indicated.
  • Babywearing is permitted only via slings or carriers worn on the front of the body.
  • Complimentary wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at admissions and must be returned before exiting the building.
  • Weapons (handguns, pepper spray, knives, etc.) are not permitted on the premises.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during their visit.
  • Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas and is not allowed within 20 feet of the front entrance. E-cigarettes may be used in designated outdoor smoking areas only and are not permitted inside the museum.
  • We welcome guests and their service animals, as authorized by applicable law.. Non-service comfort animals are not permitted, nor are pets of any species or breed.
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Event Details

March 4 – 5
Saturday – Sunday

Heard Museum Campus

Event Category:

$25 Adults
$20 Seniors (65+)
$20 Members
$10 American Indians (w/ID)
$10 Students
$10 Children (6-17)
Free Children 5 & under

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Buy Tickets for March 5
Best of Show Tickets
Email contact@heard.org

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