Artifacts – April 2016

Summer Break

The monthly Guild publication Artifacts will resume publication in September, 2016. To find out what is going on with the Guild & Museum this summer check out the combined Calendar.

Guild President Greeting

The old adage, “there is no rest for the weary” is certainly true for all of us in the Guild! Following a terrific Indian Fair and Market weekend, we move on to the Student Art Show and Sale, April 1-4, a new short course focused on the Hopi people starting April 7, providing artist hospitality for Katsina Market on April 9, and anticipating our year-end Guild Appreciation Dinner on May 5. In addition, our calendar is full of opportunities for fun, camaraderie, and learning including a visit to watch a pouring of bells at Cosanti, a presentation by jeweler Duane Maktima, new exhibits including Over the Edge and Personal Journeys, and so much more !!!! Please take the time to read this issue of Artifacts thoroughly for more details and to plan your participation.

Please plan to join us for the April Guild meeting on Wednesday, April 20. In addition to learning from another great guest speaker, John Bulla will give us an overview of the construction plans and the exciting opportunities our new Grand Gallery will provide. We will also hold the election of new officers for the upcoming 2106-17 Guild year (see the nominating committee report in this issue).

Looking forward to sharing the excitement and fun with each of you in the weeks to come!!


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Guild April Meeting – April 20

New Slate of Guild Officers

The proposed 2016-2017 Guild Board of Directors were presented by the nominating committee during the March Guild General Meeting.  The new slate of officers will be voted on during the April Guild General Meeting.

The 2016-2017 nominees are:

Mary Endorf-President
Sue Snyder-President-Elect
Mary Bonsall-Treasurer
Mary Ann Fast-Secretary
Stu Passon-Nominating Chair

Dennis Bowen CroppedSpeaker: Youth leader, educator Dennis Bowen to speak to Heard Museum Guild’s monthly meeting

Dennis Bowen (Seneca, of the Bear Clan) is well-known at the Heard Museum as a leader and educator dealing with youth problems. He’s also a humorist who serves as the crowd-pleasing public address announcer at the museum’s annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, among other gatherings.

Refreshments will be provided by the Las Guias.


  • 9:30 – Socializing
  • 10:00 – Speaker
  • 11:00 – Business meeting

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New Guild Members

Betty Otto
John Nesbitt

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New Guild Name Badges

The Guild Board recently approved a new design for Guild name badges. Reflecting feedback from members and visitors, the new name badges will highlight our names in larger print making them easier to read. Additionally, the Board struggled to find an alternative way to replace the long standing Silver and Gold Bears awarded to members who have accumulated volunteer service hours of 1500 and 2500 hours.  Unfortunately, the supply of Bears has been exhausted and a suitable replacement could not be found despite an extensive and prolonged search.  There will still be two colors of badges, Blue for Guild members and Brown for Las Guias.

To highlight the dedication of Guild volunteers, our new name badges will include the number of cumulative service hours for each award-level benchmark.  For instance, when a Guild member achieves 1500 hours, he/she will receive a new badge with 1500 hours shown on it.  When he/she reaches 2500 hours, a new badge showing 2500 hours will be awarded.  New badges will also be awarded for 5000, 7500, and 10,000-hours.  These lifetime hour awards will be given to qualifying members annually at our year-end Guild Appreciation event.

A new vendor has been selected and as of April 1st will begin producing a new badge for EVERY ACTIVE Guild member.  There will be no cost to you for the new badge as the Guild Board voted to underwrite this expense. These new badges will be distributed at the Guild Appreciation Dinner on May 5th.  If your new badge is not picked up at that time, you will find it in your personal folder in the metal file cabinet in the Guild Room.  If you live out of state, you can arrange to have your badge mailed to you.  All new badges will reflect any of the lifetime cumulative hour awards you earned in the past.  For example, if you were awarded a Gold Bear in the past for 2500 hours, your new badge will show 2500 hours on your badge, though you may have 3000 hours at this time.

Our other traditional awards remain unchanged.  Guild members accumulating a minimum of 300 hours in a year will continue to receive a 20 % Shop Discount card. The 500 cumulative hours Award will not be listed on the Badge, but the recipient will receive the Ketoh as usual, sponsored by the Board of Trustees.  The 5,000 hours Katchina Doll 7,500 Silver Feather and 10,000 Plaque are also sponsored and funded by the Museum.

We know how attached some Guild members are to their Bears, but the Board believes the new badge design is a positive way of recognizing Guild members for their significant hours of service.  Museum visitors will now be able to recognize the award for service.  Please wear your new badge with pride!!

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Can You Help?

Carver’s Market

Saturday, April 9, Donation Box is in Guild Room awaiting your donations AND we could use a couple more of our stellar sandwich makers. great fun!

Thanks, Cathy Short and Sandie Straub, Hospitality co-Chairs,  (602) 526-6194 email:

Calling all Tech Savvy Guild Members

The Guild Technology Committee (G2 – The Guild Geeks) needs volunteers to help manage the Guild’s very important applications, website and equipment. We are responsible for the Volunteer Management System you use to record your hours, the shopping cart you use to buy Notecards or renew your membership, and the computer environment available for your use in the Guild Room.
A lot of the work we do can be done at home over the internet so you don’t need to drive in to the Museum. If you are comfortable with computers and the internet, please consider helping the team out and volunteer. We could really use Las Guias members, Info Desk Volunteers and Shop Volunteers. Contact or call Dave Newark at 623-594-2187.

Please contact Dave Newark at:

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Heard Shop Volunteers Needed

The Heard Shop needs new volunteers for 2016. We have opportunities available for each day of the week, though we especially need volunteers on Wednesdays and Sundays. We provide training on the cash registers and instruction on sales techniques. If you have a love for finely crafted American Indian art and would like to share your knowledge of Indian art techniques and culture with Heard Museum visitors, then please contact Alexis Hill, #(602) 578-9780, or email: to volunteer.

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Guild Happenings

Hopi Short Course


On The Mesas, Hopi Life Then and Now – Still Accepting Registrations

A three consecutive weekly course featuring an hour of lecture by the instructor, Jackie Kemmer, and followed by presentations by Hopi speakers. This will give the class a deeper understanding of the Hopi Way.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the rich culture of the Hopi People!

Where: Heard Museum, 2301 Central Avenue Monte Vista Room
When: April 7, 14, 21, 2016 from 9;30 a.m. to approximately noon.

Session I – April 7, 2016

  1. Arrival on the mesas
  2. Survival in a dry land

Session II – April 14, 2016

  1. Family and Clan Structure
  2. Katsinas – Ceremony and Art Form

Session III – April 21, 2016

  1. Pottery from clay to completion
  2. Painting – a Hopi perspective
  3. Baskets from mesa to mesa

How to Register: Please send your check made out to THE HEARD MUSEUM GUILD

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

Mail to : Elinor Rothberg
2449 E. Oregon Ave
Phx 85016

Your check will serve as your registration. For information: Elinor @602-224-9674
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Guild Trips

Writing New Mexico
Join the Heard Guild October 21-27 for our Last Chapter Santa Fe Tour.

Santa Fe house in SnowCoordinated by Mark Bahti focusing on artists who paint with the spoken/written word. It begins with the oral tradition of the native peoples of New Mexico and that vibrant tradition continues unbroken into the digital age. Novels histories plays and poetry all find home and inspiration in New Mexico is landscape. We will experience it all.

We’ll spend two nights at the restored Plaza Hotel in beautiful Las Vegas, NM and then five nights at the famed La Fonda on the Plaza.  The tour will be filled with incredible cuisine, special moments and fun surprises to make our fourth consecutive northern New Mexico tour an event to remember. Very limited participation.

Contact Shelley Mowry for details:


Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado 2017

The Guild makes our return to the Àlamos Music Festival Jan. 23-29. If you’ve never been to the Pueblo Magico of Àlamos, this year promises to be a very special trip.

We will be taking along on the bus the South of the Border house band, The Ronstadt Generations, who plan to perform at the Festival and also for our private suaree’s. We’ve also invited our friend and Spanish Colonial Art conservetuer, Gloria Giffords. In addition to explaining many Spanish/Mexican customs and church iconography, she will lead a plein aire painting party in the garden of the Hacienda de Los Santos. One of the most beautiful hotels you will ever enjoy.

You’ll spend four nights at the awe inspiring Hacienda. Incredible dining experiences, fabulous eclectic music and art and culture to fill our days with very special and beautiful experiences.
Limited participation.

Contact Shelley Mowry for details:

Visit Travel With Us.

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Heard Guild Explores

April Event: April 22, Friday, Paola Soleri’s Studios Tour & Lunch
Paola Soleri Studio: 6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Pomo Restaurant: 8977 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 8525 (Gainey Village)Agenda

  • 9:30am Tour led by Mary Hoadley, Events Coordinator
  • 10:30-11:30 Pouring for bells
  • 12:30Lunch at POMO, cucina/pizzeria after tour3
  • transportation will be by carpool

Email Sandie Straub, HGE committee member

May Event: May 10-11: Visit Black Mountain with Adopt a Native Elder
We have been invited to join the staff and volunteers of Adopt a Native Elder for their food drop and visit with Navajo elders in Black Mountain, AZ on May 11. Below is a summary of the trip details.

Logistics and Costs
We will drive on our own to Winslow on Tuesday, May 10. Guild members wishing to carpool are encouraged to contact other participating Guild members to make necessary arrangements. Once we have confirmation of how many people are attending, we will arrange for a group dinner that evening.  We will stay at the Best Western in Winslow. The next morning, May 11th, there is a breakfast meeting at 6:30AM for all the volunteers at the Hotel.  We depart at 7:30AM for a 2 hour drive either by carpool or in a van provided by Adopt a Native Elder. The event ends around 2:30 PM AZ time. The Navajo Nation observes Daylight Savings Time so they will be one hour ahead during the food run. We will return to Winslow to pick up our cars for the drive back home.Trip expenses include hotel for one night and meals. Hotel reservations should be made by directly contacting the hotel in Winslow. A list of participants will be sent via email to all interested in attending, so members can arrange to carpool with one another, if desired. Additionally, you may want to bring some cash with you as many of the elders will have weavings available for purchase.

Give Aways

Both the Program and some of the volunteers also bring small personal give-aways for their elder and others. Guild members may, but are not expected to, bring items too.  Many of the Elders bring small gifts for the volunteers and some bring larger gifts for the Program itself, such as donated rugs to help fund the Program.  There are about 100 Elders at Big Mountain and we should not feel obligated to bring something for everyone.  Examples of things that people have brought in the past:

  • Wooden matches are popular to light wood stoves. The longer the better.
  • Work gloves
  • Lantern batteries
  • Blue tarps to patch roof holes and cover firewood
  • Chap stick
  • Hand cream, moisturizer
  • SPAM and canned meat
  • Little boxes of crackers or cookies
  • Shampoo
  • Soaps
  • Socks
  • Mittens and/or Scarves

RSVP Susan Kolman by April 4.

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Guild Appreciation Dinner: Celebrating the Guild’s 60th Anniversary – May 5th at 5:30 pm.

The Guild Appreciation Dinner will be held on May 5th at 5:30 PM in the Courtyard.  This year we are excited to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Guild and ask that all members search for their oldest Indian Market tee shirt and wear it to the event.  Highlights of the evening include the installation of the Guild Board officers, presentation of the Las Guias class and presentation of awards.  It will be a fun and celebratory event and look forward to seeing those tee shirts.
The program will include:

  • installation of Guild Officers
  • presentation of awards
  • presentation of the Las Guias class

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Book Clubs

Next Meeting April 26
Our April meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the home of Phyllis Manning.

The April book for discussion is The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin. 

Brief Description: The astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “A page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a great Western.”

Looking Ahead…
The book for May is Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King. The meeting on Tuesday, May 23 , will be at the home of Judith Dobbs.

Brief Description: Strong, sassy women and hard-luck hardheaded men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by Cherokee author Thomas King.
For more information contact Linda Hefter:

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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Heard Happenings

Saturday, April 9

  • 9:30am-5:00pm -Public opening: “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest”. Details HERE.
  • 10:00am-4:00pm- Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers. Details HERE.
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm – Panel discussion: ‘Mysteries of Fred Harvey’ in MonteVista.  Details HERE.

Tuesday, April 12 – 8:30am-10:00am in n Monte Vista: Building on Maie Heard’s Legacy-A Planned Giving Forum for Women . Details HERE.
Saturday, April 16 – 6:00pm-8:00pm in Steele Auditorium Preview Workshop: ‘The Stories We Tell’ Opera. Details HERE.
Sunday, April 17 – 1:30pm-3:30pm in Steele Auditorium: Film screening, discussion, new interviews: ‘The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound’ (2013). Details HERE.
Friday – Sunday, April 24-26 – Heard Museum Shops Annual Spring Sale. Details HERE.

Ground Breaking Reception and Ceremony

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Gallery and Nina Mason Pulliam Crosswalk

Thursday, May 12; 9-10 a.m. Dennis H. Lyon Family Crossroads Gallery

The Guild is invited to attend this pivotal event, which will begin a new chapter in the museum’s future with the construction of two transformative structures, the Piper Grand Gallery and Pulliam Crosswalk. Local dignitaries and tribal leadership are also invited to join this momentous occasion. Breakfast refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Mary Dashnaw at 602-251-0226 or
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Las Guias Happenings

Speakers Bureau Suspended

As of June 1, 2016 the Heard Museum Guild Speakers Bureau will suspend operations in order to partner with the Heard Museum’s senior staff members in the redesign of the Heard Museum’s public outreach programs.

Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest
Curator Walk-throughs:
9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8

From the New Exhibit Training Committee…

Over the Edge: 
Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest

Just a reminder that the curator walk-throughs for Over the Edge with Diana Pardue and Kathy Howard will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 .

If you can’t attend the curator walk-throughs or would like to review and discuss the exhibit with a small group of guides and volunteers, plan to attend a supplemental/make up walk-through with Marlene Scholsohn or Linda Hefter.

Here is the schedule. Please register in advance. 

With Marlene Scholsohn: 
480-488-8530 or
10:30 a.m. Monday, Apirl 11
10:30 a.m.Monday, April 25

With Linda Hefter:
480-471-2190 or
11 a.m. Saturday, April 16
Noon Wednesday, April 20, following the Guild Meeting
1:15 p.m.Thursday, April 28

For More Information…
For more information about all the new exhibits check out the wide variety of books and materials on the Docent Cart in the Heard Library.

Continuing Education Credit
Remember attendance at the Guild meetings and listening to the speakers counts as a continuing education credit.

Enter your Continuing Education Credits HERE.

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

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