Native American Art Magazine


An integral part of the Indian Fair & Market is the juried competition. To enter, artists must first be juried in or invited to the Indian Fair & Market in one of nine classifications: two-dimensional art, baskets, diverse arts, jewelry & lapidary, personal attire & accessories, pottery, pueblo carvings, sculpture and weavings & textiles. A 10th classification, Open Standards, is available at the juried competition to allow artists total freedom in materials, techniques and styles. In a 48-hour period, volunteers and staff receive, classify and organize 600-plus pieces of art from 300-plus artists.

Judges, like artists, are thoughtfully selected. The Guild’s Juried Competition committee, with advisement from David Roche, Heard director, and curatorial staff, selects the judges from a variety of fields including American Indian artists, museum curators, gallery directors, scholars and collectors. Teams of three judges evaluate and select the winners for each prize in a classification. All judges vote on the Best of Show Award winner. While many judges are delighted to reunite with friends and colleagues during this exciting evening, all are keenly aware of the responsibility to deliberate carefully when selecting pieces to receive ribbons, often accompanied by substantial cash awards. They know that winning a coveted Heard Museum Guild award is a great boost to the artist’s reputations and careers. All winning art will be exhibited at the Best of Show Awards Reception on Friday evening.

Classification I Jewelry and Lapidary Work

Born in Fort Defiance, New Mexico, Peshlakai lived in his homestead in Crystal and

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