If you want a chance to purchase Best of Show award winners’ work, be present at the Heard Museum Reception at 5:30pm on Friday March 6, 2009. Cost to attend this dinner & presentation of winners is $100 if you are not a member of the museum, $75 if you are a member.
The regular market is Saturday & Sunday (9:30am – 5 pm). Admission is $15 per day or $24 for both days. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.showuptix.com/details.asp?eventId=9488274&siteid=18220
Certain artists will sell out within a couple hours of the market opening. Those with competitive blood need to arrive earlier than 9:30 on Saturday to get in line. Pat Pruitt’s jewelry will be highly sought after, as will the psychologically probing sculptures of Roxanne Swentzell. D.Y. Begay’s textiles present a sophisticated design sense pushing them into the realm of soft sculpture. Margaret Wood’s fine sense of clothing design is tailored and unique. Wood often employs emphatic, saturated colors for which we are hungry.
As the lines blur more each year for what constitutes contemporary American Indian arts, the Heard’s Indian Market is my short cut to both the access that Santa Fe affords visitors each August as well as what can be found in major contemporary art galleries across the country. Current access to Phoenix’s Light Rail system on Central Avenue minimizes transportation issues to and from the Heard.
You might want to enjoy the American Indian-based foods available at the Market as well.
Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com
P.S. Heard Museum members can attend the Market at 8:30 am— an extra incentive to join the Heard. Friend level (basic membership) is $60 per year.