Artist Resources - 30th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture

Welcome Artists!
Below is where you can find links, documents, and resources for this years festival.

Information For All Artists

First Time Applicants

The public program office maintains a database of information regarding all artists who have applied or participated in previous years, including tribal affiliation. Proof of tribal affiliation, 3 photos of your work, and an artist statement is required for all first time applicants. Artists who have previously applied do not need to re-submit the statement, photos, or proof of tribal affiliation.

Youth Artists, ages 17 and under, are welcome to share a booth with another participating artist. First-time youth applicants must submit proof of tribal affiliation. Youth artists are invited to submit work to be juried but must be accompanied by a parent or supervisor. Youth Artists do not pay application or booth fees. Youth Artists are not required to have their own TPT license.

All Youth Artists must submit a full application.

General Information for ALL Applicants

Application Process

All artists must submit a completed application along with the full booth payment and the $25 application fee.

Steps in the Process

1. Download an artist application online OR request an application form by email at ddescheny@musnaz.org or call the public programs office at 928-774-5211 ext 217.

2. Follow detailed instructions on the application and attach any separate documents to the application.

3. Pay booth fee and the $25 application fee.

Ways to make a payment:

  • By writing card information on application including billing address.
  • By cash, cashier’s check, or money order (no personal checks) mailed with your application postmarked by August 21.

4. Submit a completed application. Application deadline: August 21, 2020.

  • Submit by email to ddescheny@musnaz.org OR to ageorge@musnaz.org
  • Submit by mail to, Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 in an envelope labeled Public Programs.

5. Acceptance letters containing information regarding the show, market, and the juried competition will be mailed or emailed to each artist.

***PLEASE NOTE:

Applicants are encouraged to avoid problems by submitting their application before the due date.

Hand-delivered applications and fees are subject to the same deadlines and late fees as mailed and online submissions.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 21, 2020.

Important Dates

Applications open January 31st - August 21st

Artist check in / Booth setup TBD

Members Preview TBD

Festival Day One September 12, 10am - 6pm

Festival Day Two September 13, 10am - 6pm

Awards of Excellence Competition

THERE WILL BE NO JURIED COMPETITION FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL SEASON

Parking and Logistics

Parking prior to the members preview is limited and artists should only park near the entrance for loading and unloading, booth set-up, and for the delivery of artwork.

Parking during the festivals should be limited to across the street, this is to your benefit as it leaves space for paying visitors. Shuttles will be running throughout the day between the museum building and the artist parking lot to provide access to your vehicle. Note that street parking on Fort Valley Road is not allowed at any time.

Booth spaces are assigned on first to apply, first served basis. The public program office will make every effort to accommodate requests. We ask that you come prepared with adequate fixtures and cords as our galleries lighting is fixed and cannot be adjusted. Each booth space is approximately 8ft x 10ft.

What to Bring

Upon your arrival to the museum you will be provided with one table, and two chairs per booth. Additional chairs can be purchased for $5 each, and additional tables can be purchased for $10 each. Due to the transition of booth spaces to an outdoor venue we also highly recommend bringing the following:

  • 10x10 Canopy / Easy-Up
  • Extra Lighting ie. battery powered lamps
  • Extension Chords (For yearly demonstrators)
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Table coverings/ Cloths
  • Snacks ie. granola bars, trail mix
  • Cash / Change

Tax Licence (TPT)

All vendors wishing to do business in Arizona must apply through the state to obtain a state TPT license.

It can take several weeks for the state to process an application, so we encourage you to apply well in advance of the event if you do not already have a state issued TPT license which includes the city of Flagstaff. Your TPT application must be filed with the State of Arizona, not sent back to MNA with your festival application.

Both the state and the City of Flagstaff have the right to audit an event to check for proper licensing of vendors, so we encourage you to have your license with you at your booth during the festival weekend.

Additional information can be found on the State of Arizona Department of Revenue website:

https://www.aztaxes.gov/Home/WelcomeRegister

Indian Arts & Crafts Board

The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) makes it illegal to market an art or craft item in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced. Under the Act, an Indian is defined as a member of any federally or officially State recognized Indian Tribe, or an individual certified as an Indian by an Indian Tribe.

The Museum of Northern Arizona strictly adheres to this law. In order to participate in this years market, all first time applicants, including Youth Artists, must submit a copy of a Certificate of Indian Blood or a tribal enrollment ID along with at least 3 photos of their work. Photos of work should include artist signature, hallmark, or stamp.

Hotel Accommodations in Flagstaff

Please contact the Public Programs office for participating hotels and discount rates.

Contact Us:

Amelia George, Public Programs Manager (928) 774.5211 ext. 217 OR ageorge@musnaz.org

Darvin Descheny, Public Programs Assistant Manager (928) 774.5211 ext. 267 OR ddescheny@musnaz.org