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Support the Best of Show Awards

Juried competition is a rigorous process. Our artists anxiously await news of the awards. Winning these awards means so much to the artists in gaining and strengthening their professional reputations and increasing the value of their work. Please help support and encourage our artists by sponsoring a ribbon.

Don’t forget to join us for the Best of Show reception, Friday, March 6. Meet the winners and view their breathtaking creations!

Click here to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring an award, please contact IlgaAnn Bunjer, Chair, Juried Competition Awards Fundraising at 602.438.4384 or ilgaann@centurylink.net. Or send an email inquiry via our Contact Us page under Sponsorship of the Fair.


2020 Ribbon Award Sponsorships

$15,000 Best of Show Award Sponsor (SOLD)

The Guild thanks Howard R. & Joy M. Berlin, Kristine & Leland W. Peterson and Martha Head for sponsoring the Best of Show Award.

Benefits

  • Recognition in Best of Show Program Juried Competition Listing, Earthsong Magazine and website
  • Name on award ribbon
  • Weekend passes: 4 weekend passes to VIP Circles of Giving Tent for Indian Fair & Market, 16 single day general passes to Indian Fair & Market ($320 value), 4 Best of Show Reception Tickets ($400 value)
  • 10 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($180 value)
  • Tax-deductible portion: $8,920

$1,500 Idyllwild Arts Imagination Award (SOLD)

The winning work expresses the unique vision and imagination of the artist in addressing issues of importance to indigenous communities. The spectrum of the “imagination” includes concept and/or use of materials, and may defy traditional classification.

We thank Idyllwild Arts Foundation - Native American Arts Program & Festival for sponsoring this award.

Benefits

  • Recognition in Best of Show Program Juried Competition Listing, Earthsong Magazine and website
  • Name on award ribbon
  • Weekend passes: 2 weekend passes to VIP Circles of Giving Tent for Indian Fair & Market, 8 single day general passes to Indian Fair & Market ($160 value), 2 Best of Show Reception Tickets ($200 value)
  • 8 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($144 value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $866

$1,500 Conrad House Innovation Award (SOLD)

The mission of the Heard Museum is to advance American Indian art. The Conrad House Innovation Award is given to a work of art that in both concept and quality-of- execution serves to advance an American Indian art form.

Benefits

  • Recognition in Best of Show Program Juried Competition Listing, Earthsong Magazine and website
  • Name on award ribbon
  • Weekend passes: 2 weekend passes to VIP Circles of Giving Tent for Indian Fair & Market, 8 single day general passes to Indian Fair & Market ($160 value), 2 Best of Show Reception Tickets ($200 value)
  • 8 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($144 value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $866

$1,500 Best of Classification (SOLD all 10)

Benefits

  • Recognition on Classification Ribbon
  • Recognition in Best of Show Program, Earthsong Magazine and website
  • Weekend passes: 2 weekend passes to VIP Circles of Giving Tent for Indian Fair & Market, 8 single day general passes to Indian Fair & Market ($160 value), 2 Best of Show Reception Tickets ($200 value)
  • 8 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($144value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $906

Innovation (4 out of 9 available)

Benefits

  • Recognition on Innovation Ribbon
  • Recognition in the Best of Show Program, Earthsong Magazine and website
  • 4 single day general passes to Indian Fair & Market ($80 value)
  • 6 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($108 value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $332

$500 1st Place in Each Division (21 out of 42 available)

Benefits

  • Recognition on 1st Place Division Ribbon
  • Recognition in the Best of Show Program, Earthsong Magazine  and website
  • 4 single day general passes to Indian Fair & Market ($80 value)
  • 6 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($108 value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $332

$250 2nd Place in Each Division (27 out of 42 available)

Benefits

  • Recognition in the Best of Show Program and website
  • 2 single-day passes to Indian Fair & Market ($40 value)
  • 4 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($72 value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $148

$500 Youth Awards (1 for Ages 12-14 and 1 for Ages 15-17)  (SOLD)

  • Recognition in the Best of Show Program and website
  • 2 single-day passes to Indian Fair & Market ($40 value)
  • 4 admission passes to the Heard Museum valid for 1 year ($72 value)
  • Tax deductible portion: $148

$150 Judge’s Choice (SOLD all 27)

Benefits

  • Recognition in the Best of Show Program and website
  • Tax deductible portion: $150

Friends of the Fair (infinite number available)

Benefits

  • Recognition in Earthsong Magazine and website
  • Tax deductible portion: dependent on donation amount.

Ready to Sponsor a Ribbon?

Please contact IlgaAnn Bunjer at 602.438.4384 or ilgaann@centurylink.net to select your sponsorship option and make a payment. Thank you!


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Be a Friend of the Fair. All friend donations contribute to ribbons and to underwrite the artists' attendance at the Best of Show Awards Reception.