Best of Show Award Winners

Winning a ribbon at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is valued by the artists because it furthers their career, enhances the value of their art, and provides additional income. Each year, Guild volunteers and Heard staff are impressed by the quality, creativity and skill exhibited by the juried competition artists. This year, we were also amazed and humbled that so many artists went to such extraordinary lengths to get their submissions to Phoenix. As if the pandemic weren’t enough of a barrier, the massive winter storm delayed a number of submissions. The last (we think) package that was shipped on February 17 finally arrived March 4—in time for the Show & Sale, but not the competition.

We are grateful to the artists for their continued support of, and participation in, the Juried Competition and send our congratulations to all the winners.

You can download a PDF of the complete list of winners here. 

63rd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

2021 Juried Competition Winners


Best of Show
VII Diverse Art Forms

Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine/Sioux)
Wakitantanka (Strong-Willed) Pandemic Survivalist

Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (b. 1969) is an accomplished quillwork and beadwork artist. She, and other members of her family including her mother Joyce and daughter Jessa Rae, continue a great tradition of Plains beadwork. Juanita has shared her knowledge with others by teaching beadwork classes as well as mentoring individuals throughout the years. She has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Market and she won a First Place Award at the 2020 Heard Fair & Market. Juanita strives to honor the tradition of beadwork and quillwork in hopes that her work will help future generations of traditional artists.
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