Artifacts – March 2016

Guild President Greetings

All –

I know you agree that the Heard Museum is a treasure! The time you spend as a Guild volunteer adds to the energy and excitement our visitors feel when they come to visit the Museum. Your efforts truly make a difference!! Which leads me to ASK… BEG… PLEAD…. to record your volunteer hours!!!!! Why does it matter, you may ask? Recording our total hours helps the Museum in a multitude of ways, most especially in our grant-writing efforts. Most grant applications require documentation of sources of support, including volunteer service hours. By reporting our hours, we help substantiate that the Museum has a wide base of contributors and individuals who are passionate about the mission, goals, and programs of the Heard. You do so much – please help with this easy task!

If you haven’t recorded your hours for this year (starting April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016), or if you need to catch up to bring your hours current, please take a few minutes TODAY!! Recording is easy, just go to the My Records link on our website and enter your personal password. You can record hours by day or add them up a month or more at a time. If you get stuck or are short on time, please send your hours to Rod Passmore, Awards Chair,

Please remember that every second of Indian Fair and Market counts and needs to be recorded too, along with upcoming Student Art Show, shifts in the shop, bookstore, Information Desk, and guiding, as well as Guild meetings and committee meetings. It all adds up and makes us the best volunteer organization bar none!!!!!!! Deadline to record hours is March 31, 2106.

I appreciate each one of you more than I can express. Thanks so much for all you do.


P.S. I hope you enjoy every moment of Indian Fair and Market!!

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Guild March Meeting – March 16

Kelley_Hays-GilpinFeatured Speaker, NAU anthropology, archaeology professor Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Well-known for her knowledge and interesting lectures on the tribes of Northern Arizona, Kelley Hays-Gilpin, professor of anthropology and archaeology at Northern Arizona University, is the Heard Museum Guild’s featured speaker in March. Hays-Gilpin is the Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.

Refreshments will be provided by the Library volunteers.




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

What’s Happening at the back of the Steele Auditorium at Guild meeting?

  • Student Art committee members will always have two table for selling note cards at every Guild Meeting, and for signing on new folks to sell cards.
  • Dave Newark, Technology Coodinator will be at a table to talk to those members interested in the tech committee.

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New Guild Members

Christine Homewoo
Anna Flynn
Kaitlin Dailey
Roger B. Alexander
Barbette Riemenschneider

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Guild Members News

Wishing Tom Collins a speedy and full recovery from his surgery.

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Volunteer Hours

I have just finished looking at the entire 500 plus Volunteer Hour Records on our software Volgistics. I found 154 current ACTIVE members who have not record one hour since 3-31-2015 or since membership started. Many of you have hours to record. If you have never recorded any hours since you have been a member and have been to a Guild meeting or provided any time doing any Guild function, please consider recording that time. If you have never recorded your hours and don’t want to get involved with the computer, call me or put your hours in the Guild Room Box. We need all the hours we can come up with this year. Thanks in advance. Rod Passmore Awards Chair.

Record Your Hours Today HERE.

Rod Passmore
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Can You Help?

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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New Items Added to Fair BOS Silent Auction

The Edna and Herb Weinberg Collection

Pahponee pot Edna W-1The Edna Weinberg Estate has generously donated a number of objects to the Silent Auction to be held at Best of Show Reception & Dinner on March 4. I hope you will all stop by and perhaps take home a remembrance of Edna. The pot in the photo is by the artist Pahponee who is a regular at our Fair and will be here this year as well. BOS Silent Auction


Special Guild Bracelet

Teri Greeves cuff Silent AuctionTeri Greeves created this one-of-a-kind beaded cuff bracelet specially for the 2016 Indian Fair & Market. The design is the ketoh repeated 3 times with glass and silver beads. What a wonderful way to be reminded of the Museum and the great work the Guild does every time your were it. Quite a conversation piece among your friends who are not in the Guild. It will be open for bid at the Silent Auction from 5:30 on Friday, March 4. If you do not plan to attend, ask a friend who is attending to bid for you.BOS Silent Auction

This if Fair week. I know everyone is busy or will be soon. Thank you in advance for your dedication and hard work. It takes all of us to make the Fair a success.

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Fair Map & Parking Location

If you have worked the Fair in prior years, you know that parking is always an issue. Monday you can park on campus. Starting Tuesday you will need to park off-site. Some of the parking lots have changed this year. During the week there are parking lots across the street from the Musuem, on Ashland north of the Museum, and at the corner of Palm and Central just south of the Museum. The shuttle will run from the Palm location only. Study the parking map and campus layout. During the weekend, parking is always an issue, so please consider riding the Light Rail or parking at the lots on 3rd Street. All lots will have Heard Free Parking signs.

The map of the Fair and the parking locations are now available Here

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Guild Trips

Haven’t taken a Guild trip yet? Read our Traveler’s Reviews

Sneak Preview 2016 Trips

Join the Heard Guild for another wonderful season of touring the fabulous southwest and Mexico. We’ve arranged some unique tours of exciting new destinations, as well as a couple favorites.

Northern Baja– Sept 18-21 2016

We will be visiting the amazing wine producing region of Northern Baja. We’ll begin with a visit to Yuma and the Cocopah people. After we cross the border we’ll also experience the near extinct culture of the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja. Then we’ll spend two days exploring the many amazing vineyards and organic farms the Guadalupe Valley. It will be an amazing tour.

Writing New Mexico! – October 21-27

New Mexico has been muse to artists in all media. We will be 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. We will experience it all!

We will have the opportunity to hear and visit with many of these writers and to discuss with them and among ourselves the literary riches that have come from writing New Mexico

Prepare yourself to Be Mayan. (Rescheduled for December 2017)

For the first time the Guild is visiting the amazing Mayan Culture. This busy eight day tour will take us to the incredible archeological treasures of Chichen Itza and Uxmal! We’ll experience the cosmopolitan city of Merída, staying in the beautiful historic district. Our expert guide Jorge Marín will share with us all the special places and hidden treasures along our route.

For more details, Contact:Shelley Mowry:

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Hopi Short Course

KatsinasON THE MESAS, HOPI LIFE THEN AND NOW–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 Happenings

Save the Date:Student Art Show & Sale April 1-4, 2016. Details Here.

Heard Guild Explores

  • March Event: March 24th, Thursday, 930-100pm. Visit the SRPMIC HuHuGam-Ki museum for a tour, history, tortilla making and a traditional lunch. Limit 20 people, $15-20. More details to follow.
  • 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, Tues. & Wed. Join the Food Drop with Adopt A Native ElderWe will meet the Adopt A Native Elder group in Winslow the night before and travel to Big Mountain early the next morning following an orientation meeting. We will spend the day in Big Mountain and return to Phoenix later that evening. If you are interested in participating, please mark your calendar for May 10-11, 2016. We do not have a limit on attendance. Please let me know if you want to join us so that I can share all future plans,

Guild Appreciation Dinner: Celebrating the Guild’s 60th Anniversary

May 5th at 5:30 pm.
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 March 22…
Our March meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the home of Mary & Lynn Endorf. The March book will be “The Painted Drum” by Louise Erdrich.
Brief Description: While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined.

Looking Ahead…
April: The April book is “The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend” by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin. (Location to be determined.)
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.”

May: The May book is “Green Grass, Running Water” by Thomas King (Location to be determined.)
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

Invitation: Nomination for Spirit of the Heard Award

Each year the Heard Museum Spirit of the Heard Award recognizes a living individual who has demonstrated a level of personal excellence in his/her life either individually or as a community leader.

The award will recognize an individual in any of the areas that are consistent with the mission of the Heard Museum, which is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest. In keeping with the Heard’s mission please consider nominees that are living and working in the Southwest.

Nominations are being accepted from the Heard’s American Indian Advisory Committee, Board of Trustees, museum staff and Heard Guild; from these nominees the American Indian Advisory Committee will select an honoree with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Click here for details about the timeline, qualifications, and nomination form for the award.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this important process!

Nominations will close April 8th

Please send all completed forms to Mary Dashnaw


fax: 602-252-9757

Saturday, March 19 – 10am-2pm –American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day

Thursday, March 24 – 7pm-9pmNavajo Nation Museum’s Manuelito Wheeler Jr. to speak on “Navajo Identity through Global Projects

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Las Guias Happenings

From the New Exhibit Training Committee….

Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes

Personal Journeys Supplemental/Make Up Walk-Throughs:
Note: If there is a need, Marlene and Linda will do walk-throughs of Confluence following the walk-throughs of Personal Journeys.

With Marlene Scholsohn:
480-488-8530 or
10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14
10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21

With Linda Hefter:
480-471-2190 or
11 a.m. Saturday, March 12
Noon, Wednesday, March 16, following the Guild Meeting
1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 24

For more information check out the wide variety of books and materials on the Docent Cart in the Heard Library.
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

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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