Festival of American Indian Arts
Arts Show

September 28-29, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Camp Verde Community Center
FREE admission

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center recognizes the Native American heritage of the Verde Valley with an annual American Indian Art Show for artists from throughout Arizona and the Southwest. The event promotes greater public appreciation and understanding of Southwest American Indian artistry, encourages artistic achievement in a variety of media and establishes a stronger market for American Indian art. This is a juried invitational show to ensure high quality, hand-made art. The show is limited to 70 artists (35 indoors and 35 in the courtyard).

Artist applications are now being accepted. Artists click here for more information.

List of 2012 participating artists:

Artist Affiliation Medium
Walter Torres Acoma Pueblo NM Sculpture
Florence Mangoats & Vanessa Dickson Navajo Textiles / Tribal Arts
Jeremy & Eileen Rosetta Kewa Pueblo NM Jewelry
Travis Jensen Navajo Jewelry / Tribal Arts
Edgar Rogers Hopi Katsina carving
Loren Aragon Acoma Pueblo NM Scul;pture / Jewelry
Dorleen Gashweseoma Hopi Basketry
Jesse Johnson Zuni Jewelry
Marvin Redeye Onondaga Jewelry
A. Alex Sando Jemez/Laguna Pueblo NM Sculpture / Paintings
Clark Tenakhongva Hopi Katsina carvings
Ramson & Jessica Lomaytewama Hopi Glass Katsinas
Winnie Henry Navajo Weaving demonstration
Harland and Orland Honyumptewa Hopi Carvings
Valencia Antone & Lawrence Mahli Hopi Carving demonstration
Clark Tenakhongva Hopi Katsina carvings
Mary Tom Navajo Jewelry
Roxanne Seoutewa & Carlos Laate Zuni

Jewelry / Pottery

Harry Benally Navajo Sculpture / Jewelry
Robert Manygoats Navajo Paintings
Roy Lee Hosteen Navajo Jewelry
Michael Adams Hopi/Tewa Tribal Arts
Teri Cajero Jemez Pueblo NM Pottery
Dean and Rena Owen Santo Domingo Pueblo NM Jewelry
Jimmy Yawakia Zuni


Duran Gasper Zuni Sculpture
Waldo Davis Zuni Sculpture
Benson Halwood Navajo Painting, Drums
Bobby Bales Taos Pueblo NM Tribal Arts
Charles Decker Yavapai-Apache Tribal Arts
Bruce Joe Navajo Jewelry
Ray and Phyllis Rosetta Kewa Pueblo NM Jewelry
Agnes Ruediger-Moss Oneida Tribal Arts
Joe Calabaza Santo Domingo Pueblo NM Jewelry
Jerry Whagado Yavapai-Apache Jewelry
Anderson Koinva Hopi Katsina carving

The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990

The Festival of American Indian Arts Invitational Art Show subscribes to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644). This is a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States. It is illegal to offer or display for sale, or sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian or Indian Tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident within the United States. The law covers all Indian and Indian-style traditional and contemporary arts and crafts produced after 1935. The Act broadly applies to the marketing of arts and crafts by any person in the United States. Some traditional items frequently copied by non-Indians include Indian-style jewelry, pottery, baskets, carved stone fetishes, woven rugs, kachina dolls, and clothing.

All products must be marketed truthfully regarding the Indian heritage and tribal affiliation of the producers, so as not to mislead the consumer. It is illegal to market an art or craft item using the name of a tribe if a member, or certified Indian artisan, of that tribe did not actually create the art or craft item.

Consumer Tips:

Under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act all American Indian and Alaska Native art and craft products must be marketed truthfully regarding the Native American heritage and tribal affiliation of the artist or craftsperson.

Shop Wisely - Tips for Buying

  • When purchasing from a dealer, choose one with a good reputation
  • Request a written guarantee or written verification of authenticity
  • Get a receipt that includes all the vital information about your purchase, including price, maker, and maker's Tribal affiliation
  • Familiarize yourself with different materials and types of American Indian arts and crafts
  • Realize that authentic handmade pieces may be expensive.if a price seems too good to be true
  • Be sure to ask more questions about the item and its maker