Call for Santa Fe Indian Market Artists 2023 |
A selection of pottery out for judging at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the non-profit organization that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, invites Native North American artists from federally recognized nations in the United States and Canada to apply for the 2023 market. This year’s juried art show will be held on August 19 and August 20, in downtown Santa Fe.

To apply online visit the SWAIA website and follow the application instructions. All artists’ applications must be submitted by Monday, February 20, to be considered.

Santa Fe Indian Market 2023

An artist at the Santa Fe Indian Market displays her work.
An artist at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2021 displays her work.

SWAIA’s theme for the 2023 market is “101 Years of Indigenous Excellence.” As the world’s oldest and most prestigious Native North American art market, Santa Fe Indian Market has been showcasing the work of the best Native North American artists for more than 100 years. The ten market categories are jewelry, pottery, two-dimensional art (painting, drawing, and graphics), pueblo wood carvings, sculpture, textiles, diverse arts, beadwork and quillwork, youth (17 and under), and basketry.

Online applications require a $40 application fee and in-person or mailed applications a $60 fee. Only one classification may be entered per application. For artists needing assistance completing an application, SWAIA’s artist services will be available by phone or in person. The SWAIA offices are located at 121 Sandoval St #302, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Reach them at 505-983-5220 and [email protected].


The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is a non-profit organization supporting Native North American arts and culture. It creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native North American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest and most prestigious Indian art event in the world since 1922; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote and honor Native artists year-round.

Read more about the Santa Fe Indian Market.

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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