Southwest Indian Art Fair
Featured Artists by Year
The 2014 Southwest Indian Art Fair is set for February 22 and 23! Artist information will be available in the summer. Information for visitors will begin to be updated later this year. The following information is from our previous event. We have left this information here so that you can get a feel for what the event is like.
About the Southwest Indian Art Fair Featured Artist Designation
The Southwest Indian Art Fair’s (SWIAF) featured artist designation represents a collaboration between Arizona State Museum (ASM) and the selected artist. This mutually beneficial relationship affords a distinction to the selected artist, helps the artist promote his/her work, highlights the high standards of the juried competition, and reinforces the image of the SWIAF as a high-quality culturally authentic event.
Each year, a featured artist is chosen from among past winners of awards of excellence in the juried competition. An artist need not have won in the immediately preceding year. Recommendations originate in a sub-committee and are vetted through the SWIAF steering committee. Final approval rests with the chair.
The artist gives ASM written permission for limited use of image(s) of his/her work. Full copyright is retained by the artist. ASM and the Southwest Indian Art Fair base the visual theme of the next year’s event on the featured piece, creating all manner of collateral material. The artist is credited in every use.
A featured artist can expect to see his/her work:
Benefits to the Artist
Each year’s featured artist receives an invitation to exhibit at the fair with a free booth or table, comparable in size to his/her past exhibition space. The winning artist is featured in a biographical sketch on the SWIAF web site and in the event program, and receives recognition at the event with special locator information. The artist may also, if he/she is willing, have opportunities to be interviewed by local print, radio and television outlets. Finally, the artist is presented with a packet of materials (fliers, ads, tickets, posters, banners, etc.) showing how his/her work was featured.
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