Artist Event Information
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Set-Up & TearDown
Saturday Set-Up: 6:30am – 8:00am
Booths will stay setup throughout the night.
Sunday Teardown: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00 – 5:00pm
Art Exhibit Booths
Each 10’ wide x 10’ deep booth will not be furnished with any equipment, you will need to furnish your own canopy, table, chairs, & Tie Downs/Stakes
- Individual (1 Artist) – may show Hopi handmade and Hopi designed works.
- You may share your booth with an invited artist at an additional cost of $75 per person (Limit 2 artists to a 10×10 booth). All artists must meet the eligibility requirements – Proof of Hopi Enrollment or eligibility and sell only his/her art work.
- All artists will be required to keep booth set-up until 5:00pm Saturday and 5:00pm Sunday.
Art Booth Guidelines
1. Each Booth Space is a 10’ X 10’ space. Each artist is responsible for providing their own canopy, chair(s), and
table(s). Canopy MUST either be staked or weighted down to prevent canopy from moving.
2. Sharing of a booth is limited to one (1) additional artist. Maximum of two (2) Artists per booth space
3. All artists MUST staff their booth during official festival hours of operation
4. All forms of Artwork MUST be Hopi handmade and/or Hopi designed
5. Artists are required to keep booth set up until 5:00pm each day of the festival
6. No animals are allowed in booth spaces; EXCEPT Service dogs
7. Any Artist who misrepresents themselves or their artwork, will be asked to leave the festival. NO REFUNDS or
booth transfers will be authorized. At the discretion of the committee, an artist may not be allowed to participate
in future HTEDC Arts and Education Association events for violating this rule.
8. All Artists MUST conduct themselves in an appropriate manner that reflects the dignity of the event and does not
reflect negatively on the festival and its participants
9. Use/Consumption of Alcoholic beverages, drugs, and/ or smoking by Artists is PROHIBITED in the festival
area and during festival hours of operation
10. Festival reserves the right to prohibit the sale of any item(s) deemed inappropriate or culturally sensitive
11. Festival provides limited security coverage throughout the event. It is the artist’s responsibility to have adequate
insurance coverage for their possessions and property. Festival is NOT responsible for any loss, theft, accidents, or
acts of nature incurred by artist(s).
12. No Walk-in booths will be accepted
13. No stores or dealers are allowed
14. No REFUNDS will be authorized if an artist cancels, is a “No Show”, or removed from the Festival
15. Festival reserves the right to remove an artist from Festival who fails to comply with Festival Rules & Guidelines.
16. Festival reserves the right to assign/re-assign artists locations in the best interest of the Festival.
Artwork Rules & Standards
1. Artists must display original works of art for sale, artwork MUST have been made by the registered artist in the booth
space. It is prohibited to sell artwork that is made by someone else.
2. All artwork is subject to evaluation. If artist has an item or artwork deemed inappropriate, the artist will be asked to
remove item from sale immediately.
3. Artists CANNOT display or sell any items that contain materials derived from animals which are considered
endangered or might otherwise be considered in violation of Federal or Arizona State laws
The Indian Arts & Crafts Act of 1990 (p.l. 101 – 644)
The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) 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. For a first-time violation of the Act, an individual can face civil or criminal penalties up to a $250,000 fine or a 5-year prison term, or both. If a business violates the Act, it can face civil penalties or can be prosecuted and fined up to $1,000,000.
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 artisan by an Indian Tribe.
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.
For example, products sold using a sign claiming, “Indian Jewelry” would be a violation of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act if the jewelry was produced by someone other than a member, or certified Indian artisan, of an Indian tribe. Products advertised as “Hopi Jewelry” would be in violation of the Act if they were produced by someone who is not a member, or certified Indian artisan, of the Hopi tribe.
If you purchase an art or craft product represented to you as Indian-made, and you learn that it is not, first contact the dealer to request a refund. If the dealer does not respond to your request, you can also contact your local Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the local District Attorney’s office, as you would with any consumer fraud complaint. Second, contact the Indian Arts and Crafts Board with your written complaint regarding violations of the Act.
Before buying Indian arts or crafts at powwows, annual fairs, juried competitions, and other events, check the event requirements on the authenticity of products being offered for sale. Many events list the requirements in newspaper advertisements, promotional flyers, and printed programs. If the event organizers make no statements on compliance with the Act or on the authenticity of Indian arts and crafts offered by participating vendors, you should obtain written certification from the individual vendors that their Indian arts or craftwork were produced by tribal members or by certified Indian artisans.
HOPI TRIBE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
ATTN: HOPI FESTIVAL
5200 E. CORTLAND BLVD. STE E200-7
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA 86004
Make payments addressed to: HTEDC Arts and Education Association
Festival/Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org