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Southwest Association For Indian Arts

UPCOMING community outreach dates

In February 2023, SWAIA staff will be in the following locations to help artists submit their 2023 Santa Fe Indian Market Applications!

  • February 21, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Gallup, NM
    House of Stamps – 124 S Bradley Street, Gallup, NM 87301


  • February 23, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Poeh Cultural Center
    78 Cities of Gold Rd.

At these community outreach locations, artists can receive assistance with with:

  • 2023 SWAIA SFIM Summer Applications.
  • Images for jurying (we will have photo equipment onsite for artist to use).
  • Answer questions about the market or the application process.

We are looking forward to reaching out and engaging with the local communities.


The Jurors have been hard at work selecting the best of the best for our 102nd Santa Fe Indian Market.  Acceptances will be sent out April 26th.  Keep a lookout for your letter or email!

Learn more about classifications, submission dates, required items, and access the applications:


Please click the button below to download a PDF outlining the proposed changes to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

Official SWAIA Artist Policies

Our SWAIA Artist Policies are applicable to all who apply. to and/or participate at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

Artwork: Troy Whitethorne Tradition is in our Souls

2023 Artist Directory

Check out our all-new browseable artist directory! 

Artists are browseable by all artists or groupings by classification.

2023 official MAP

2023 official SFIM GUIDE

2023 Market Artist FAQs

Booth payments are due by May 12, 2023. Late payments will be accepted until May 19, 2023, with a $100 late fee.

Indian Market will be held from August 19-20, 2023 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe Indian Market opens at 9am and closes at 5pm on both days. The City of Santa Fe will not allow sales to occur before 8am, please respect this rule.

Receiving will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 10am – 5pm, please come early.
Judging will take place on Thursday and will not be open to artists or the public.

Receiving and judging will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center on the corner of Marcy and Grant.

  • For sculptures and large 2D art (Painting/Drawing, etc.) please use the loading dock.
  • For all other classifications, please use the regular entrance.

Each artist is allowed only three (3) entries total.

If an artist is accepted into several classifications, they still may only submit three total pieces.

If you are collaborating with another artist(s) you still may only enter three pieces total, even if one or more are collaboration pieces.

No, we do not accept mail-in entries for judging at this time.

Art pickup will take place on Friday, August 18th from 6:30pm – 11pm for all artwork except the winners of Best of Class and Best of Show.

Please be mindful that we have a limited staff and many artworks to process, so we kindly request that you make every effort to pick up your artwork during this designated time.

If you are unable to do so, late pickup will be available on Saturday, August 19th from 4am – 6am, but please note that a $30 fee will be incurred. This fee must be paid via cash or card on-site during late pickup.

All Artists will be given two tickets to the General Preview on Friday, August 18 from 6pm-8pm. Please pick up your tickets at Artist Will-Call at the Convention Center on Friday. Tickets are NOT included in your packet.

Unfortunately, too many artists were giving their tickets to friends and collectors and then stating at the door that they “forgot/lost” them.

Santa Fe Indian Market itself is free and open to the public, and the Previews are some of the few events we can use to fundraise for our organization.

We recommend that you bring business cards, brochures, and other promotional materials to distribute to visitors. You may also want to consider displaying signage and using small card processing systems to make card/tap transactions easier.

These items are not required but if you are interested in purchasing them, please refer to our Vendor List for ideas.

Santa Fe Indian Market is known for the highest level of Native art forms. Evaluators and monitors review booths, take photos, and even “Secret Shop” to ensure that no violations of the Indian Market Standards Manual occur.

As members of our artist community, it is every artists’ responsibility to follow the standards and assist SWAIA with maintaining the integrity of Santa Fe Indian Market. During the market, you can visit the Artist Services booth on the plaza to report a violation.

Please reach out to your friends and collectors via personal phone call, postcard, etc. Our comprehensive Official Booth Guide also lists artists by classification and name.

Some artists may sell-out of inventory or otherwise need to leave before Santa Fe Indian Market ends on Sunday. Please remember to turn in your booth card and formally check-out at the Artist Services booth on the plaza.

To maintain the integrity of the jurying process for admitted artists, please do not sell or transfer their booth space if you sell out early.

Booth setup guidelines will be included in your acceptance packet (sent in July), and you will also receive a booth map indicating your booth location, set-up time and procedures.

Please keep your booth clean at all times and remember that litter is not allowed. Also, please be courteous to your neighbor. Only licensed service animals are allowed within the barricaded event space.

For Plaza Portal Booths (NOT including the NM History Museum Portal), NO panels are allowed in your booth space.

swaia is partnering with dreamspring to invest in our artists' dreams and communities.

With deep roots in New Mexico, DreamSpring supports Native American creators and entrepreneurs through capital and resources to grow vibrant small businesses. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), DreamSpring’s mission is to increase access to business credit and provide loans to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

Dreamspring seeks to nurture economic vitality and capital flow in Native communities in partnership with SWAIA.

our office:

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is located at
121 Sandoval Street, Suite 302
Santa Fe, NM.