Artifacts – April 2015


Heard’s Circles Members Trip to Mexico City is now open to the public. Subject to Change. The Heard Museum invites you to join the inaugural tour of its reinvigorated travel program for Circles Members. Details HERE.

Trustee & Staff’s Guild Appreciation Dinner Invitation is available HERE.

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Guild President Greetings

I just received a thank you from a Fair artist that sums up the weekend beautifully.

Martowe Katoney wrote:

“To the Guild –

I want to once again take the time to thank you for a wonderful event … I think very few people understand all the hours that are put into planning for the event and all or most of it is unpaid.

On behalf of me and my family, I’d like to offer my sincerest gratitude for your kindness, thoughtfulness, and your ongoing efforts to preserve the arts in Native culture.”

Thank you to Pat Kilburn and her committees for the dedication, planning and boundless energy in organizing the Fair. Heartfelt thanks to each of you who helped make the weekend the amazing event we all love!

We have only a few short months before the summer lures many of us away. Hope to see all of you at the upcoming Guild Appreciation Dinner and Guild Spring luncheon!


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Welcome New Guild Members

Marion Getz
Lilli Harris

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Guild March General Meeting April 15, Steele Auditorium

Ann-Mary_LutzickAnn-Mary Lutzick has a long association with Arizona Humanities which sponsors many speakers and has been very co-operative and helpful in assisting our Guild and various organizations. We are very appreciative for Humanities help. Ann-Mary has been associated with Arizona Humanities for over 12 years and is a director of Winslow’s Old Trails Museum which has been visited by many of our Guild Members. Her husband is Manager of La Posada.

Elinor and I met her at Pueblo Grande where she gave a very interesting and informative talk on the story of Fred Harvey, the Santa Fe Railway and tourism promotion in the South West. Her presentation today will explore the hotel’s heyday, from 1930 through the second world war and to 1997 when a group of friends secured a National Registry listing and reopened the hotel. Winslow’s proximity to natural and cultural sites has made it an ideal tourism destination

~ David Rothberg


  • Social: 9:30 am
  • Speaker: 10:00 am – 11:00
  • 11:00 am Business.

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Guild Appreciation Dinner

RSVP: 602-251-0209, ext 6408 by April 17.

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Heard Circles Members Trip:
¡Viva la Vida! Frida + Folk Art + Food
Nov. 4-8

Frida_-_2Trip now open to the public. Subject to Change. The Heard Museum invites you to join the inaugural tour of its reinvigorated travel program for Circles Members. Immediately following the opening of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, curator Janet Cantley will lead patrons on this lively exploration of Mexico City. Together we will delve deeply into the soul of this colorful, complex, fascinating, and incredibly rich culture that is Mexico today. Our home base will be the Camino Real Hotel in Polanco, Mexico City’s most verdant and luxurious colonia.
Trip Details HERE.

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Katsina Marketplace – April 11 in Steele Auditorium

Hello All! Well, our fabulous Fair and Market Place is behind us and we have our exciting and creative Katsina Marketplace coming up soon, on April 11 in Steele Auditorium and we are now soliciting, begging for and groveling for some healthy snacks and water for our Artists and their families. We are looking for fresh fruit, bagged nuts, protein We do have volunteer slots we would like filled…if you can give us some time, please feel free to call/e-mail Sandie Straub at 623) 935-0396 or
Hospitality Co-Chairs. Cathy Short, or 623) 764-5757
and Sandie Straub, sandie93@cox.netor 623) 935-0396

There is a BOX in the Guild Room for the gathering of the healthy snacks/foodstuffs for the Katsina Market.
Both Cathy and Sandie are available to pick up any donations…just call!

Thanks, Cathy and Sandie

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Pueblo Short Course: Pueblo Life as Seen Through Pueblo Eyes.

(You won’t want to miss this experience.)

Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to 12:30
representing the Western Pueblos
Guest Speakers
: Milford, Randy, and Jaycee Nahohai, noted Zuni potters Milford and Randy are brothers; Jaycee is Randy’s son. These men will discuss Zuni tradition, culture, family life, and the art of pottery.

Thursday, April 16, 9:30 to 12:30
Cochiti, representing the Eight Southern Pueblos
Guest Speakers: Virgil Ortiz & Charles King, nationally recognized expert on Pueblo pottery. Virgil is an artist in clay, clothing, and original ideas. Charles, a noted gallery owner here in the Valley, is the author of two books on Pueblo artists.

Thursday, April 23 – 9:30 to 12:30
Santa Clara, representing the Eight Northern
Guest Speakers: Jody and Susan Folwell, internationally known potters
Susan is Jody’s daughter. Together they were part of the acclaimed Mothers & Daughters exhibit several years ago.
They will discuss Pueblo life, history, family , and their lives as pottery artists.

All of the speakers have been given wide latitude to decide what they would most like to present to us, but I guarantee it will be exciting, informative, and awesome!

Registration for the course can be made by contacting Elinor Rothberg, course facilitator.

I do hope to see you in class. I am totally enthusiastic about the upcoming experience!

Jackie Kemmer, Instructor

Location: Monte Vista
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Thursday, April 16. 2015
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

Registration Fee

  • Active Las Guias members $25
  • Guild members $40
  • Heard Museum members $50
  • Non-members $60

Contact Elinor Rothberg to register: (602)224-9674.

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Annual Heard Museum Guild Spring Luncheon

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Where: Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Peace Pipe Room, 5402 Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Luncheon Cost: $45.00 Per Person


  • 11:00 a.m. – Social & Raffle
  • Lunch Served 12:00 p.m.
  • Program – 1:00 p.m.
    • Celebration of Guild Members’ Service
    • Introduction of 2015 Las Guias Class Graduates
    • Raffle Winners Drawn

Your check for $45.00 per person is your reservation, which may be mailed to Reta at: 16670 N Aspen Dr Fountain Hills AZ 85268 Or, you may pay with cash, check or credit at the March 18th and April 15th Guild Meetings. The menu will be posted in the next Artifacts. To sit together, please enclose or make payment together. Thank You. We are not asking for item donations this year as the Raffle Committee is selecting a select few items. Items will be announced at the April Guild Meeting. So, you can buy LOTS of RAFFLE tickets.

Reta Severtson Guild Spring Luncheon Chair.

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Guild Trips

Northern New Mexico – Led by Mark Bahti, the Southwest’s leading expert on Indian Arts. We’ll spend time with many of Marks friends and colleagues who are New Mexico’s leading artists. We’ll visit Acoma Pueblo, Taos for the San Geronimo Feast Day and a day at Ghost Ranch, formerly owned by Marks’ grandfather, Arthur Pack.We’ll spend four nights in Santa Fe at the Inn at Loretto and visit many of different artists in their workshops and studios. And as always with the Guild tours, offer unique and special experiences.
Northern New Mexico Trip Flyer.
Northern New Mexico Registration Form.

For more details, Contact: Shelley Mowry:

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Book Clubs

Connect with other Guild members by joining one of the Guild Book Clubs meeting monthly in members’ homes across the Valley. You choose where you would like to attend. This is an opportunity to read and discuss new books related to American Indian culture — both fiction and non-fiction. If you are interested in becoming a member of an exciting literary group, find a location near your home.

Ties_that_BindNortheast Guild  Book Club will have their next meeting  at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at the home of Kathleen Westgard.

The book for discussion is Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles.

Not a Book Club Member Yet?
Northeast Valley Guild Book Club. Contact Linda Hefter:
Central Phoenix Guild Book Club. Contact Jackie Kemmer:
West Valley Guild Book Club. Contact Winona Passmore:

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Las Guias

“Greet the Grads”
Save the date Tuesday, April 28th for a Meet and Greet the new Las Guias class.  We encourage you to come and meet the “new kids” and make them feel welcome.  The festivities start at 10 am at Mary Endorf’s house in Fountain Hills.  Please join us so our new guides can put faces with names and we can too.  Directions will follow next week.
Sue Snyder
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Heard News

Grand Gallery Renovation

Interim Director, John Bulla announced recently that the Virginia G. Piper Foundation has awarded the Heard $1.25 million for the Grand Gallery Renovation! This project will combine the Ullman and Lincoln galleries providing approximately 6500 square feet of exhibit space significantly improving our flexibility and ability to mount large traveling shows. This is a major show of support for our Strategic Plan and the direction that the Museum is moving towards. The project is expected to be completed within 2 years.

Remembering Margarete Bagshaw

Margarete_BagshawThe Heard Museum mourns the loss of Margarete Bagshaw, latest in a line of talented Native women artists.

Margarete Bagshaw, a modernist painter and the daughter and granddaughter of noted Native artists, died Thursday following a short illness. She was 50. Bagshaw is the daughter of artist Helen Hardin and granddaughter of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Pablita Velarde, who became famous for pursuing art at a time when men dominated the craft. Read More……

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Shop Amazon and Support the Heard Museum.

Amazon_Smile Shopping on the Internet is even more rewarding now. When you shop on Amazon, you can buy what you want, when you want, AND have Amazon donate a percentage of your purchase to the HEARD MUSEUM!! It’s simple to register and an easy way to support the Heard each time you purchase online. Here’s how:

      • Go online to
      • Create an account or enter your user ID and Amazon password – log-in
      • Select the Heard Museum,Phoenix, AZ as the recipient of AmazonSmile contributions
      • Shop till you drop!!!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Return to for your online shopping and build Amazon’s contributions to the Heard!!

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Fry’s Community Rewards Program

The Heard Museum has teamed up with Frys Community Rewards Program. Once an individual adds the Heard as their community partner Fry’s will send the Museum a rebate check for no less than $25 every quarter. The more people spend the more we get!!
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Upcoming Guild Events

April 9,16,23 – 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. in Monte Vista: Pueblos Short Course
April 15 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Steele Auditorium: Guild General Meeting

All details for the above; time, location, registration, and contact person can be found on the website Calendar.

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Upcoming Museum Events

April movies at the Heard

Enhance your visit to the Heard with a stop in the museum’s recently renovated
Joel and Lila Harnett Theater, which exhibits films about Native life, culture and art.

Tuesday, April 7, 1 p.m.: Chiefs  (2003, 87 min.) This documentary follows a team of American Indian teens from Wyoming Indian High School in the town of Ethete on the Wind River Indian Reservation as they strive to recapture the state basketball championship while battling against poverty, alcoholism, drugs and racism. After graduation, the young men’s next challenge is to convert the pride and success they experience on the basketball court into success in their adult lives, including higher education and employment.

Tuesday, April 14 1 p.m: Lady Warriors (2002, 90 min.) A film that follows the Tuba City High School girls cross-country running team, the Lady Warriors, during their pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive Arizona State Cross-Country Championship in 2000.

Tuesday, April 21 1 p.m: Indian Relay (2013, 56 min.) documents an unheralded aspect of modern-day American Indian life and what it takes to win one of the more exciting forms of horse racing. From the bitter cold of winter to the heat of summer, the film follows teams from three different tribes as they compete across a grueling season.

Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. New Exhibit: Super Heroes Opens

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 24-26 – Museum Shop Sale

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