Native Treasures 2022

Join us for the 18th annual Native Treasures Art Market taking place Memorial Day weekend. Events include a live auction and an in-person art market showcasing jewelry, pottery, sculpture, two-dimensional art, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork and textiles.

Native Treasure Art Market | Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 – 30, 2022

Each year, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture personally invites a wonderful array of Indigenous artists to participate in the annual art market at the Santa Fe Convention Center. This year’s market will be held in-person, with options to shop over three days. 100% of the sales support the artists directly. A new Night Market on May 28, 2022 will kick-off Native Treasures, providing a unique opportunity to shop early.

Native Treasure Live Auction

Stay tuned! Date will be announced soon.

The Native Treasures live art auction will feature select works for sale from MIAC supporters. The auction will take place live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and will include an option to attend and bid virtually. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

2022 MIAC Living Treasure

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) as the 2022 MIAC Living Treasure. This award is part of the annual Native Treasures Art Market and honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture.

Click to view the 2021 Native Treasures Art Market Catalog.


Open Call for Artists to Apply to the 2022 Native Treasures Art Market

Native Treasures is currently accepting new artists to include in the 2022 art market. To be considered, please email three images of available artwork with descriptions and prices to Angela.Crespin@state.nm.us. Artists will be asked to provide tribal enrollment. If selected, you will receive an event registration link. The complete registration with artist bio, artwork descriptions, quality images, materials and dimensions are due by April 1, 2022. Entry fees will be included in the application details. Artists must be available to set-up their booths on May 28 and break down by the evening of May 30.

Please Note: Participating artists are responsible for paying New Mexico state gross receipts tax on sale of artworks. If you need more information, please contact the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. If you reside out of state, please check with your tax accountant regarding art sales and New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.

2022 Native Treasures Sponsorships

Virgil Ortiz Exhibit

$10,000

Saturday Night

$10,000

Art Market Admission

$10,000

Artist Hospitality

$5,000

Lifetime Achievement Award

$5,000

Market Artist

$2,500

Gold Level

$1,000

Silver Level

$500

Night Market Tickets

Supporters of Native Treasures help make all of this possible. In 2022, Native Treasures will provide new and unique opportunities for sponsorships. The first ever Native Treasures Night Market will take place Saturday, May 28, 2022, proving collectors with a first look and opportunity to purchase works form leading Indigenous artists from across the Southwest. The evening event will begin with a ceremony honoring the 2022 MIAC Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), then continue with entertainment and first-access to the market. Native Treasures will continue throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Participating artists will keep 100% of their sales. A special Native Treasures auction will be held in the weeks prior, featuring some exquisite artworks donated by MIAC’s supporters.

We hope you will consider a Native Treasures sponsorship this year, enjoying the benefits of the tremendous events and opportunities included in each.

For more information on these sponsorships, benefits and individual non-tax-deductible amounts, contact Lauren Paige, Director of Leadership Giving for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies, lauren@museumfoundation.org or 505.982.2282.

Sponsor the MIAC Living Treasure exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, opening in the spring of 2022. Benefits include:

  • (4) Native Treasures Live Auction Preview Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Private Group Tour of a MIAC Exhibit of Choice
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Recognition in the Virgil Ortiz exhibit and associated marketing
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Sponsor the Saturday Night Living Treasures Reception honoring Virgil Ortiz and the new Night Market on May 28, 2022. Benefits include:

  • (4) Native Treasures Live Auction Preview Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Private Group Tour of a MIAC Exhibit of Choice
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Recognition at the Saturday Night reception and market
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Sponsor free admission for all Native Treasures Art Market shoppers on May 29 and 30, 2022. Benefits include:

  • (4) Native Treasures Live Auction Preview Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (6) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Private Group Tour of a MIAC Exhibit of Choice
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Generous recognition at the Art Market and in associated marketing and promotion.
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Sponsor the artist hospitality room at the Art Market, providing refreshments and support for artists and their families. Benefits include:

  • (4) Native Treasures Live Auction Preview Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (6) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Private Group Tour of a MIAC Exhibit of Choice
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Sponsor the new Native Treasures Lifetime Achievement award, honoring Native artists who have made notable and lasting contributions in the arts. Benefits include:

  • (4) Native Treasures Live Auction Preview Tickets
  • (10) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (6) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Tickets to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Recognition in Event Collateral and in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Sponsors at this level will help to support the cost of booth spaces for emerging artists.  Benefits Include:

  • (2) Native Treasures Live Auction Preview Tickets
  • (4) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (2) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Recognition in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Benefits include:

  • (2) Native Treasures Live Auction Tickets
  • (2) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Recognition in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

*To sign up for this sponsorship, please contact Lauren Paige at 505.982.2282 or lauren@museumfoundation.org 

Silver Level $500

  • (2) Native Treasures Living Treasure Reception and Night Market Tickets
  • Recognition in the MIAC Lobby Year-Round

Individual Night Market tickets will be released for sale on March 1, 2022.