Richards gathered many artists for the winter show, many of them his own personal friends, and was able to get a good combination of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork that is gallery quality.
Participating artists included Billy Whitethorne, Shonto Begay, Ira Custer, Ed Whitethorne, Kevin Horace Quannie, Bahe Whitethorne, Lawrence Namoki, Steve LaRance, Elton Manygoats, Rueben Richards, Henry Yazzie, Richard Dawavendewa, Delmar Polacca, Aaron Honanie, David Dawangyumptewa, Virgil Nez, Naveek, David K. John, Dan Yazzie, Harold Davidson and Albert Nells.
Navajo painter, David K. John, one of the 2003 Tuba City Fine Art show participants, was also this year’s 2003 SWAIA (Southwestern Association on Indian Art) poster contest winner. John had an over-crowded booth space at the Tuba City Pavilion show on opening night.
John’s Indian art reputation has gotten much more attention this year after his selection for the SWAIA poster, which included the printing of his Navajo design for not just the posters but also the T-shirts, tote bags and hats for Santa Fe’s Indian Market of 2003.