Fine Arts Competition
At the 66th Annual Navajo Nation Fair
Sponsored by Fire Rock Navajo Casino
September 3 – 9, 2012
Window Rock, Arizona
Over $50.000 in Awards
AWARDS & CATEGORIES
2 Entries per Artist
Best of Show Award
President’s Choice Award
Vice-President’s Choice Award
Paintings, Drawings & Graphics Category
Fiber Arts Category
Diverse Arts Category
Cultural Arts NEW Category
Photography NEW Category
YOUTH DIVISIONS (12 to 17 years old)
CHILDREN DIVISIONS (up to 11 years old)
SENIOR DIVISIONS (65 & Older)
Fine Arts Competition RULES & REGULATIONS
The FAC/NAM Committee will be accepting Art for Fine Art Competition on August 30th & 31st, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Gorman Hall on the Navajo Nation Fair grounds.
All work must be handmade by the artist within One Year Period of September 2012. The art to be related to the artist’s tribal affiliation.
Eligibility & Tribal Verification
Artists are required to provide Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) and Drivers License verification for age division.
Each Artist Allowed Two Art Pieces for the Fine Arts Competition. The artist to deliver art on August 30 & 31, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Gorman Hall on the Navajo Nation fair grounds. The Navajo Nation Museum staff will be available to accept entries. NO entries will be accepted after 4:00 pm.
Best of Show Winner
A booth will be provided for the winner of Best of Show. The artist will need to be present at the booth that should to remain open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am. to 8:00 pm. & on Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Nizhoni Arts Market Booths
Artists who have NAM booth will have their art returned after judging to display & sell at their booth. However, top winners art work will remain on display in the Fine Art Competition Gallery.
Consignment art sale fee15% for art sold at the NNFAC to made payable to NNF FAC.
Premium Prize Awards
Premium payouts by FAC Coordinator to be made on the following days: Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 2pm – 4pm. Prize awards not claimed will be forfeited by 5 pm on September 14, 2012.
Artist Portrait & Photographs of Art
Artists and art will be photographed for winning categories. The photographs will be utilized for publicity purposes to promote the Navajo Nation Fair and the NAM.
Fine Art Competition Judging
Fine Art judging to be held on September 1, 2012. Results to remain confidential until VIP & Media reception on Wednesday, September 6, 2012.
VIP & Media Preview
VIP & Media only preview on Wednesday, September 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Artifacts & Ceremonial Objects
Absolutely no item(s) will be accepted if suspected to be of prehistoric or culturally sensitive artifacts is ruled by the museum staff. The use of materials, such as raptor feathers or endangered species is prohibited.
Traditional, contemporary and evolving jewelry. No false representation of materials or origins will be tolerated.
Commercially produced pottery, slip molds, or green ware are strictly prohibited. Contemporary pottery forms are acceptable. Hand coiled or wheel thrown are acceptable.
Traditional & contemporary basketry made of natural fibers and the use of natural and aniline dyes are acceptable.
Paintings, Drawings, Graphics – 2D
Paintings, drawings and graphics MUST be framed and ready for hanging or will not be hung for display.
Photography MUST be framed and ready for hanging or will not be hung for display or will not be hung for display.
Children & Youth Art
Framed or matted & shrink wrapped with proper hanging for display or will not be hung for display.
Provide mannequin and proper hanging devices for display or item(s) will not be hung for display.
Display for Show
Proper hanging or display devices to be brought in with art for display. The FAC/NAM committee has the option to hang or not due to space or inadequate hanging device.
Textiles, blankets, belts and purses must be handmade and woven within One Year Period of September 2012 and entered by the weaver. All natural yarns and dyes are acceptable. Synthetic or acrylic yarn must be properly labeled. To include textiles, sash belts, traditional/contemporary clothing and all weavings. Sewing machine and hand stitched work is acceptable for all clothing.
Stone, bronze and other metals are acceptable.
Dolls in traditional categories must use materials historically associated with its native culture. Artists are not to display dolls of tribes other than their own tribal affiliation.
Bead, Quill & Leather
Plastic beads or “bead stringers” and commercial tanned hide are allowed.
Diverse Arts A category to recognize artist’s unique contemporary and multi-media work.
A category to recognize artist’s work within their tribal traditions and utilize elements and components, handmade by the artist. Such items are personal attire, accessories, dolls, figurative, and functional objects such as; bows, arrows, cradle boards, boxes, knives, shields, furniture, lamps, beaded bottles, bandolier, bags, pipes, hide paintings and musical instruments such as drums, flutes, violins, etc.
Disqualification & Display
Art items that are identified as problematic due to the creation within a One Year Period of September 2012, and/or made by another artist will not be displayed and no award will be given.
Art Release/Check Out
No Early Art Check Out! Art to be released ONLY to person with claim tag on Sunday, September 9th from 11am at Gorman Hall.
The Navajo Nation Museum and all programs will not be responsible or
Liable for any lost, stolen art and injuries or accidents on Navajo Nation property.
Clarenda Begay at (929) 592-2813 or Char Kruger at (928) 810-8536 or at