Artifacts – October 2016

Guild President Greeting

Thank you staff!  It is time for the Heard Museum Guild to sponsor our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 4  from 11:00-1:30 p.m. in Steele auditorium.  In a separate article in this edition you will find the details for this special opportunity to thank our wonderful Heard staff for all they do for the Guild.  A museum is built on relationships and we as volunteers rely on the relationships we have developed with all staff departments.  Together the staff and volunteers have created a team who are winners and leaders in facilitating the smooth operation of our beautiful Museum.  Please contact  Nancy O’Neal, Staff Appreciation Luncheon chair at to sign up to bring food or a cash donation for the luncheon.

The fall season is upon us at the Heard!  Please register and enjoy the outstanding short courses designed by our Education department.  It is time to volunteer for a variety of tasks for Spanish Market on November 12 and 13.  This fall you will have exciting field trips this as well as Heard Guild Explores adventures. Please consider attending Moondance, the very special gala evening celebrating the Heard Museum. Moondance on October 22 is a wonderful evening to enjoy the Heard under the stars.  If you are not already planning to attend you may also volunteer with the silent auction planned for the evening.  To volunteer please contact Rebecca Simpson at  The Heard Museum Shop is sponsoring a Heard Guild Appreciation Sale from October 10-16 and everything in the store will be 20% off (that includes consignment items and previously discounted merchandise).

In closing I want to say how good it is to be a Heard Guild member with all of you!  It is an honor to serve as Guild President!

Mary Endorf, Guild President

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Guild October Meeting – October 19, Steele Auditorium

12th Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian AffairsSpeaker: Professor Washburn will discuss several of the law and policy developments during the Obama Administration that have advanced the ongoing renaissance in tribal self-governance. He will also provide some perspectives on policy-making in Washington, D.C.


  • 9:30 am :Coffee
  • 9:45 am: Business meeting, including Treasurer’s Report, approval of minutes, and announcements.
  • 10:00 am: Speaker, Topic: The Obama Administration’s Legacy in Indian Country, and What Comes Next?
  • 11:00 am:  Sip and Sign  – socialize with fellow Guild members & sign up for volunteers positions, Short Courses and purchase note cards.

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Museum Shop – Guild Appreciation Sale – October 10 -16

Here are the specifics of the sale:

  • Every item in the shop will be eligible for a 20% discount, this includes regular priced items, consignment merchandise, and “summer” clearance items.
  • The 20% discount will be offered to all Heard Guild members. We will have a list of Guild members at each register, but it would be great if they could wear their Guild name tag at the time of purchase, so that our sales staff can ensure they receive the appropriate discount.
  • No other discounts apply, 20% is the maximum discount given during the sale.


A Huge Thank You

All staff and volunteers – Western Museum Association Event

WOW! What an incredible evening at the Heard Museum! Everyone did such a fabulous job tonight making the Museum sparkle. Thank you all for your efforts in making this a very memorable evening on the last night of WMA!

A very special thank you to the Private Events team, Julie, Gabriela and Brandon, who have been working with WMA on planning this evenings event over the last year…!!! GREAT JOB!

Thank you to our Volunteers! You guys were everywhere

I was told by several people in attendance that this was the highlight of the entire WMA conference!

I will be sure to pass along all of the comments as I receive them….

John Bulla

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New Guild Members


Jack Rubino
Lisa Takata
John Roland
Pamela Roland

New Member Orientation

All Guild members who have joined in the past year are encouraged to attend an orientation meeting to learn about the wide range of activities and volunteer opportunities that the Guild offers and to become better informed about some of our procedures.

We will offer two sessions in October, you are invited to join us on
Wednesday, October 19, at, after the Guild meeting,
OR on Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. Both meetings will be held in the Guild Room at the Museum.

Please join us at one of the above meetings.

We look forward to seeing you,

Judy Pykare
Membership Coordinator

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Member News

It is with great sadness I announce the death of Guild member Tom Collins.  Tom and Karen were hard working Guild volunteers attending Guild meetings, working as Juried Comp volunteers and they led Guild trips.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Collins family.  At this time we do not have information on the services planned for Tom.

Mary Endorf
Guild President

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If you have not yet received your new Guild badge, you will find it in your file in the Guild room. Please contact Judy Pykare, or see her at the membership table at the October Guild meeting with any questions or problems.

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60 K = 60 Y – Your Volunteer Hours

60 K = 60 Y is not a new Guild Math or a secret code. As you know, this year is the Heard Museum Guild’s 60th Anniversary Year. To celebrate, we’re asking our members to record 60,000 Service Hours between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. 60,000 Service Hours for 60 Years! You can help right now by looking at your recorded hours and filling in any gaps you may have. Did you record your hours from last April and May? Did you record the hours you volunteered during the summer? Remember, travel time counts, too? Are there hours you meant to record last year, or the year before, but keep forgetting? Now is time.

If you want help recording your hours, you will find me computer-ready at the Membership Table at each Guild meeting beginning Wednesday, September 15. If you would like me to record your hours, just give me a written copy at the Guild Meeting, or put a copy in the labelled box in the Guild Room any time. You can also send me your hours via email. Let’s shine brightly for our Diamond Anniversary. 60 K = 60 Y!

Lucille Shanahan
2016-17 Service Hour Chair

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Can You Help?

Museum Needs Volunteers for October First Friday

Friday, October 7, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This First Friday marks the return of the Arizona Storytellers with A Hard Day’s Night – Stories of Work, “a night of workplace mishaps, customer service nightmares, and unexpected days on the job.” Tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and Full Stop! will be featured as well.

The First Friday committee needs volunteers at the Visitor Services registration tables to assist with check-in and guest experience. Volunteers will be needed from 5:30 pm until 9 p.m. with a 30 minute break during the shift. Some volunteers may be stationed outside, so dress warmly.

Please contact Allison Lester, membership manager if you can volunteer at, 602.251.0262

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Museum Event – Circles and Members Opening of Kay WalkingStick

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The opening reception Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist will take place on Tuesday, October, 25. The event begins with a private viewing and reception for Circles of Giving members at 5:30 p.m. Members will then arrive at 6:30 p.m. with remarks and a discussion from Kay WalkingStick 7 p.m. Live music, hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar will be ongoing throughout the evening.

If you are not already planning to attend the reception, the Membership department would welcome your help to assist with guest check-in from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Additionally, a few volunteers are needed throughout the museum to provide directions to members and guests.

Please contact Allison Lester, membership manager if you can volunteer at, 602.251.0262

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Museum Event -15th Annual Mercado de Las Artes

Nov. 12-13 From 10:00-5:00pm

This year’s signature artist is custom jewelry designer and silversmith Shane Casias of Santa Fe, New Mexico. “My designs are always created with the heaviest gauge materials possible for wearability, weight and comfort. Mostly self-taught, I did get opportunities as a young adult working with silversmithing shops learning my craft.”

Meet author Albert Quihuis, a native of Arizona who traces his ancestry here to the 1700’s. He writes bilingual books for children, including Sofia’s Awesome Tamale Day and Isabela’s Treasure. He will be in the Heard’s Books & More bookstore from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Come dine at the Courtyard Café, which will offer a menu of festive and traditional foods all weekend.

The Guild (that’s you and me!) provides food and beverage to the 55+ artists and their families throughout the weekend. We need your help. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve a simple breakfast of pastries (donated; you do not have to be a baker), instant oatmeal and coffee, and to distribute much appreciated snacks and water to the vendors on a set schedule during the day.

Donations of food items are also needed, in two categories: perishable and non-perishable. A box for non-perishables is available in the Guild Room for:

  • Packets of instant oatmeal
  • Packets of hot cocoa
  • Snack packs: Goldfish, nuts (peanuts, mixed nuts, whatever), cheese crack sandwiches, carrots, apples, raisins, other dried fruit, granola bars, trail mix, candy bars, Rice Krispee treats, etc.
  • Sunny-D and other individually packaged juice boxes

Perishable items that can be donated closer to the weekend include: string cheese, hard boiled eggs, cookies, mandarin oranges.  Contact Joe Carter: 206 261-5046;

Admission to Spanish Market is free; a donation of $10 includes museum admission.

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Guild – Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Special Shout Out For Volunteers

When: November 4, 2016
Time: 11:00 – 1:30
Where: Steele Auditorium

Please consider helping out at this very special event where we honor & thank ALL the staff members.

The theme this 15th anniversary year is We Are a Team, so come prepared to have fun, displaying your team spirit in any way that speaks to you: your favorite team’s jersey, a sports cap, a banner or other sports paraphernalia, etc.

Lunch will be an indoor tailgate party in Steele, so plan your food donation accordingly. Prepared dishes for the luncheon include salads, main dishes and desserts. Cash donations are welcome. Nancy O’Neal will have suggestions of what to bring at the October 19th Guild meeting.  Volunteers are needed to help set-up and clear-up.

If you can help Contact Nancy ONeal at480-837-2050, or email:

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Student Art Note Card Sales –  Help Needed

All the proceeds from selling note cards go to the Heard Museum Guild Scholarship program, which funds four ASU Interns in the museum.

Sellers are needed for the following events and dates:

Spanish Market: November 13th   9:30 – 1:00 and 1:00 – 4:30

3 needed each shift

Ornament Market:
November 26th 9:30 – 1:00  & 1:00 – 4:30
November 27th 9:30 – 1:00  & 1:00 – 4:30

3 needed each shift

The cards are so popular with visitors, they practically sell themselves, but we need some helpers to take in the money at these fun events.

Volunteers should be Guild members, prepared to be outside and need to be able to stand much of the shift.

Thanks in advance from the Note Card Committee.

Questions call: Reta Severtson at 480 350 7660

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Guild Happenings

Guild Trips

Heard Museum membership is required for all participants. If you or your travel partner aren’t museum members, please visit and click on the support tab on the top banner of the home page for information on how to join

Writing New Mexico – October 21-27, 2016 (Canceled)

Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado – January 21-27, 2017

FAOTThe Guild makes our return to the Àlamos Music Festival Jan. 21-27. 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.

Trip Details HERE. Register HERE.

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Beyond the Loom – Navajo Weaving Tour May 2017

Navajo_WeaverJoin the Heard Guild for another introspective experience into the world of the Navajo Weavers.

Led by second generation and lifelong trader, Mark Bahti with logistics and driving by Stephen Bernier.

We’ll spend five wonderful days visiting artists and traders throughout Navajo Nation, absorbing not simply their knowledge… but the knowledge and stories of their ancestors.

Through a wide range of activities you’ll experience and participate in the unique and various steps required to complete weaving process.

Sometimes this may be at an off the beaten path Trading Post or under a grove of Cottonwood in a beautiful sandstone valley.

We culminate the tour by participating in the Hubbell Rug Auction in Ganado.

This opportunity is very limited in participation. Contact Shelley Mowry for details:

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Short Courses

 Trade Canoe: 40 Days and 40 Nights 2015, Charcoal, pastel, pencil. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Trade Canoe: 40 Days and 40 Nights 2015, Charcoal, pastel, pencil. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Native Women in Art

Dates: Thursdays, October 6, 13 & 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Steele Auditorium
Facilitator: Phyllis Manning (

Short Course Fee: $45 (for all)

Course offered in conjunction with the new fall exhibit: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist – On display Oct. 22-Jan. 8

Often described as historians and auditors of their past and future, Native American women artists are a constant visual reminder of cultural survival and existence. The stories of women and their families can be traced for centuries through the creation of beautiful pottery, baskets, weavings, bead work and other utilitarian and cultural items. Prior to the late 1800s the work of these talented Native American women was anonymous. This all changed in the late 1800s when trailblazers like Nampeyo of Hopi and Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo started to receive individual acclaim for their work.

The three-part Short Course will look at the work of Native American Women Artists from the 1800s to Contemporary times. Each session will include a lecture by a respected art historian, educator or curator, a short film and a presentation by a prominent Native American woman artist.

Session One: Trailblazers: Influential and Powerful Matriarchs

Lecturer: Diana Pardue, Heard Museum Curator of Collections
Film: Maria Martinez: Native American Pottery Maker of San Ildefonso
Artist: Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi & Choctaw) Printmaker, painter and educator

Session Two: Modern Artists: Challenging Notions of Native American Art
Lecturer & Artist: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Enrolled Salish Member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), Artist, curator and political activist
Film: The Art of Maria Tallchief (Osage), First Native American to hold rank of Prima Ballerina

Session Three: Contemporary Artists: Blending Tradition & Experimentation
Jaclyn Roessel (Navajo), Heard Museum Public Programs & Education Director
Film: A Look at Cutting Edge Film Makers
Artist: Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw), Award winning jeweler and educator

Contact Phyllis Manning to Reserve Your Seat:

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January 2017:Native Peoples of the Southwest: An Overview

Registration Open Now
5_Southwet_tribesCome meet the peoples who have lived and thrived in the Southwest from Prehistoric to Current times. The three-part course will include an exciting overview of the land, culture and history of both the ancient peoples of the Southwest and the federally recognized tribes and pueblos who call Arizona and New Mexico home today.

Session Three on January 27 will also include an introduction to the Native American Fine Art Movement and the Native American Renaissance in Literature.

Each of the three sessions will conclude with a 30 to 40 minute tour of the Heard Museum exhibits and sculpture. Whether you have lived in the desert for years or are new to the Southwest, don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of this special place we all call Home.

Instructor: Linda Hefter, Heard Museum Docent
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Monte Vista
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Registration Fee: $45.00 (for all)

Contact Sidney Wilson, Course Facilitator to register:

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Prepare for the Fair Lecture Series – February 2017

Dates: Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 & Saturday, February 18
Registration will begin in November

Speaker for our series on Navajo Weavings (or “It Blows My Mind”) are:

  • Ann Hedlund who will give an overview on Navajo weavings
  • Marlowe Katoney who will speak on Contemporary weavings
  • Barbara Teller Ornelas and Michael Ornelas, mother and son prize winning weavers.  She is famous for traditional rugs and Michael in addition to weaving, had digitalized an index of Navajo weavings while a student at ASU
  • Roy Kady will speak on weaving techniques and perhaps give a demonstration.

The next 2 lectures will focus on textiles and clothing:

  • Susan Hudson is a prize winning quilter
  • Teri Greeves well known for her design and bead work
  • Jessica Metcalfe, PhD, writer and entrepreneur
  • Orlando Dugi, prize winning clothing designer

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2017 Indian Fair & Market Update

Look for our new advertising in the coming weeks. Susan Kolman, along with Casey Graham, and Caesar Chavez and his design team have been working diligently on designing  as well as choosing where and when our “ads” will be seen.  Our Director, David, has been an active part of this process.  Anita Hicks has firmed up the Prepare for the Fair classes and will be announcing soon.  The online silent auction system that we will be using will debut during this year’s Moondance.  Many of us will learn how to use/manage it as well as participate in the auction.  Carol Ann Mackay will be our speaker at the “kick-off” for the fair at the January meeting. She will be speaking on her rug collection as well as the collecting process.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at or 623-694-8020.

Thanks. Shelley Mowry 2017 Fair Chair

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Book Clubs

Heard Museum Guild Book Club (Northeast)

Tuesday, October 25:
The October meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, at the home of Mary & Lynn Endorf. The book for discussion will be LaRose: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

About LaRose:
In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves, wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

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

Friday, Oct. 7 – 6:00-10pm: First Fridays at the Heard – A Hard Day’s Night. Details HERE.

Sunday, Oct. 9 – 3:30-6:00pm: A Conversation at the Intersection of Art, Law & Indian Identity. Details HERE.

Monday, Oct. 10 – 10:30am-2:30pm: Indigenous Peoples Day Details HERE.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – New Exhibit: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist.
On display through January 8, 2017

KayWalkingstick_TheVortex_web-220x113Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist surveys the career of one of today’s most accomplished American Indian artists. Over the course of more than four decades, WalkingStick has avidly explored her own hybrid cultural identity, engaging Native history along with feminism, Minimalism, and other key art historical movements. She has become particularly renowned for her majestic and sensual landscapes, which imbue natural scenery with the charge of personal and collective memory. Kay WalkingStick will be one of the honorees for this year’s “Moondance at the Heard” gala on Oct. 22, 2016.

October 20, 7-9pm: Simon Ortiz & Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture & Community Details HERE.

October 22, 2016 – 6:00-10:00pm – Moondance 

moondance_eventpagebanner_webPlease join me for a wonderful evening at the museum’s Moondance celebration on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016. Reserve your spot now as last year was a sellout and reservations are already well underway!
Particularly exciting this year, and an opportunity you won’t want to miss, our Moondance artist honoree, Kay Walkingstick, will tour guests through her newly opened museum exhibit. Additionally, we will be honoring fervent Heard supporters Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin. Arlene, who many of us know through her long-standing membership in the Guild and her love for and active volunteerism with our Indian Fair, will feel especially thrilled to have many fellow-Guild members share in the evening’s festivities.

I promise that this will be a fun evening and look forward to celebrating with each of you! We are reserving tables so we can all sit together. Please contact me or Rebecca Simpson with any questions and to reserve your spot! See you at Moondance October 22! ~ Mary Endorf, Guild President

November 19, 10am – 2pm: American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day. Details HERE.

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Shop Happenings

Museum Shop Chair – Invite to Guild & Las Guias

I am holding our annual shop volunteer tune up meeting on Monday, October 10 at 10 AM to 11 AM.

Afterwards, Laura Cardinal, buyer for the Collector’s Room in the shop, will be presenting jewelry sales and silversmithing techniques from 11 AM to 12 PM and I would like to extend an invitation to all Guild members and Las Guias docents to attend. This event will be limited to 50 attendees. We just ask that people who wish to attend bring a small dish to share with everyone, and I will provide coffee and water. Contact Alexis Hill at:

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Las Guias Happenings

Las Guias Tune Ups

There will be three Tune Ups 2016-2017.
Tune-Ups will all focus in some way on touring techniques and tips. The first session is titled: SPRINGBOARD! We will have fewer speakers and more panel discussions and Q & A input from attendees on how to give the best tours possible at the Heard.

Dates: Mondays:10/31, 12/5, 1/9
Time: 9am-12pm
More Details to follow in Noticias.


Coordinator for the Docent Exchange is Phyllis Manning. Please contact Phyllis to let her know you will be attending: or call 480-423-8002.

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Around Town

Oct. 5, 7:30pm : Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Lecture
Boarded Up: Social & Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era
evangelineSpeaker: Dr. Evangeline Parsons
This presentation will impart a social interpretation of how life among Indian Nations began to change due to the plight American Indian people were forced into in the name of education.  American Indians are the only ethnic group in the U.S. who were subjected to forced education by the federal government for generations.  Children were taken by force, placed in a boarding school, kept there for several years, and were not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture. Parents were forced to sever all contact with their children while the children were forced into a hostile environment and expected to thrive and learn.  The presentation is from an American Indian perspective.  Details HERE.

Oct. 10-11: Herberger Theater
On Native Ground presents: “Something Inside is Broken”

something-inside-is-broken-webWhat happens when you combine great storytelling, music, and language preservation into a powerhouse production? For the cast of Something Inside is Broken, it means a sold-out theater hit and a fall tour. This pre-gold rush era rock opera, based on actual historical events, tells the true and untold story of how Natives were exterminated ‘legally’ under Governor Burnett’s extermination policy, massacred by Captain Fremont and Kit Carson, and enslaved by Johann Sutter. The play highlights relevant modern themes and dehumanizing media practices, while cleverly weaving them into our dark American history.  Continue Reading……

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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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