Verde Valley Archaeology Fair
American Indian Art Show
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Camp Verde Community Center
THIS SHOW IS LIMITED TO 24 ARTISTS, FILLED ON A FIRST-COME BASIS. If you reeived an inviation in the mail for the 2012 shows, you should have received an announcement and application in January 2013. If you did not receive the 2013 announcement you can download the application and the rules here.
Festival of American Indian Arts
American Indian Art Show
Saturday, September 28, 2013,10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Camp Verde Community Center
If you received an inviation in the mail for the 2012 shows, you will receive an announcement and application in June. If you did not receive the March 2012 Show announcement you can download the following documents here. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 -- NO WALK-INS.
Below is important information for artists who wish to participate in our shows.
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION
The Native American artist must be affiliated with a state or federally recognized tribe in the southwestern United States. This includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Utah, Southern Colorado, Colorado River, and Nevada. Native American artists of other tribal affiliations will be considered on a space-available basis. The artist must submit a copy of their CIB or their tribal enrollment card. Please do not send originals. All artwork for sale must be made by the artist completing the application.
Sharing a booth is allowed with immediate family members. Bring your own tent, tables, chairs and display materials. No displays can block another artist's booth. Artists must stay within the marked lines on the ground. No electricity hook ups are available. Please call prior to the show if you have any questions regarding display of your artwork.
Each artist accepted into the show will be a sales agent for the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity. As such all sales are exempt from sales tax.
Artists can only display and sell their own artwork which was declared on the application. Table/space areas will be checked to ensure that all space and display requirements are followed and that only accepted artwork is displayed.
- Artifacts, Ceremonial Objects - No sale or display of prehistoric or culturally sensitive artifacts, or ceremonial objects is permitted.
- Baskets - All baskets must be hand-worked of natural fibers. Vegetal, mineral, and other natural dyes are encouraged. Attached materials are acceptable but must be properly identified and must comply with the same standards as those for jewelry. Traditional wire baskets are acceptable. Inclusion of wire as warp in natural fiber baskets must be noted.
- Carvings/Sculpture - Carvings/Sculpture must use natural or traditional tribal materials.
- Tribal Arts (Beadwork, Quillwork, Leatherwork, Drums, Flutes, Etc.) - Plastic beads, commercially-tanned hide and commercial pigments must be noted.
- Dolls - Display or sale of dolls of tribes other than of the artist’s own culture is prohibited.
- Jewelry - Only handmade jewelry may be sold. Natural turquoise does not need special labeling. Stabilized turquoise must be properly labeled. No block (turquoise/epoxy resins and dye), fake turquoise, plastic, imitation stones, reconstituted stones, simulated or synthetic opal, machine-made components, or purchased cast blanks can be used. Cast jewelry editions of 50 or more pieces or open-ended editions will be considered mass-produced and ineligible for sale. Non-American Indian-made heishi or fetishes are not allowed. No machine-made liquid silver or plated metals except in the case of findings. Jewelry components that are centrifugal-cast and then completed are not allowed.
- 2 Dimensional Art (Paintings, Drawings, Graphics, Prints, & Photography) - Paintings, drawings and graphics must be matted, framed, or shrink-wrapped. Paintings on canvas should be framed or their edges finished. Method of reproduction for prints and photographs must be clearly labeled and images must be the artist’s original work. Giclee, Iris or digital photo reproduction are acceptable.
- Pottery - Contemporary pottery forms are accepted. Commercial pottery, slip molds, or greenware are not acceptable. Kiln-fired pots and pots made or decorated with commercial materials must be properly identified.
- Textiles & Weaving - Rugs, blankets, purses, and belts must be handmade, using traditional handtools, looms and techniques. Natural fibers, yarns, and dyes are preferred. Both traditional and innovative (contemporary) designs are acceptable. Sewing machine work is acceptable. No commercially-made clothing, liquid embroidery, or products made from commercial kits or patterns are allowed.
The best security for your art is you. Please keep a watchful eye over your artwork. Artwork left on the grounds after hours is done at your own risk. The Arizona Archaeological Center, the Town of Camp Verde, its agents, employees, or volunteers are not responsible for loss, damage, vandalism, casualty, injury or theft.