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ADVANCING AMERICAN INDIAN ART

Colorful award ribbons arranged over a white cloth from the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Best of Show event in 2019

Support the Fair

Each year, the Heard Museum Guild awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money directly to Indigenous artists, through a rigorous juried competition. In 2021, thanks to the generosity of over 100 supporters, we were proud to award more prize money than ever before.

You can join them by sponsoring a ribbon or joining us as a “Friend of the Fair.” The goal this year is to award $86,650 directly to prize-winning artists!

Ribbon Levels and Benefits

Various level awards are given out in eleven different artistic categories: baskets, diverse art forms, jewelry and lapidary, open standards, personal attire and accessories, pottery, pueblo carvings, sculpture, two-dimensional art, weavings and textiles, and open standards.

Best of Classification

(4 of 10 available)
$2500 (Tax-deductible portion: $1,830)
Benefits:

Name on website and in Earth Song
Name in Best of Show program
Name on Award ribbon
8 single-day general passes to Fair
2 weekend VIP passes to Fair
2 Best of Show Reception tickets

Innovation Award

(5 of 9 available)
$500 (Tax-deductible portion: $300)
Benefits:

Name on website and in Earth Song
Name in Best of Show program
Name on Award ribbon
4 single-day general passes to Fair

1st Place in Division

(17 of 43 available)
$500 (Tax-deductible portion: $300)
Benefits:

Name on website and in Earth Song
Name in Best of Show program
Name on Award ribbon
4 single-day general passes to Fair

2nd Place in Division

(24 of 43 available)
$250 (Tax-deductible portion: $130)
Benefits:

Name on website and in Earth Song
Name in Best of Show program
2 single-day general passes to Fair

Judge’s Choice

(8 of 21 available)
$150 (Tax-deductible portion: $150)
Benefits:

Name on website and in Earth Song
Name in Best of Show program

Friend of the Fair

(unlimited)
Any amount (Tax-deductible portion: 100%)
Benefits:

Name on website and in Earth Song


For questions about how to support the Best of Show ribbon fundraising efforts, contact: