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The Indian Fair & Market is only 4 days away!! Heard.org/Fair

The fair is almost upon us. The four Prepare For The Fair classes were a huge success. I hope you all saw the half page ad that was in Sunday, February 26th edition. The ad was outstanding…thank you Caesar Chavez!

The site crew started laying out the booths, tents, etcetera Sunday morning. This week will be the culmination of hard work done by many Guild volunteers and many have been working year-round. We are very excited about several changes to Best of Show Reception on Friday -we have two shuttle buses to ride from the parking garage to the museum entrance, buffet with select foods, many more lights to brighten the campus and fashion show. I do hope you are coming as guests and/or volunteers on Friday evening…it will be magical! The award winning artists will be there to talk with and you will enjoy the opportunity to see their art. The $40 discounted dinner ticket will be for those who wish to dine.

Approximately 700 volunteers will be working with us. There are volunteers slots waiting to be filled.

Thank you for your passion for working with us and supporting our Fair, artists, and the mission of the Heard Museum. Looking forward to seeing you at the Fair!. And Best of Show!

Cheers. Shelley

If you have not yet done so, please consider filling the last couple of open volunteers shifts:

Booth Relief needs 2 more people for each of these shifts: Saturday afternoon 1-5pm 9:30-12:30 Sunday afternoon 12:30-4:00 pm . Contact Kathie Serrapede, kserrapede@gmail.com

Artists Hospitality needs 3 more on Sunday morning (7-9am) and Sunday afternoon (1-3pm). Contact Chuck Starnes, cstarnes33@gmail.com.

Silent Auction needs 3 more for each of two shifts: Saturday (10-1pm) and Saturday (1-5pm), Contact Susan Kolman, sdkolman@gmail.com

Merchandise needs some help on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Contact Terry Nesbitt, tnes289256@aol.com
Beverage Sales needs some help on Saturday (1 to 4) and Sunday morning and afternoon. Contact David Newark, newarkguild@cox.net

Artists Services has a job on THURSDAY afternoon. They need help distributing Artists Packets to the booths, 1 to 3 on Thursday. Contact Verlane Endorf, vlendorf@comcast.net

Student Art Note Card Sales SUNDAY MARCH 5

2 sellers 9:30 / 1:00
2 sellers 1:00 / 4:30
Chair available but sellers are on their feet MOST of the shift. Contact Reta Severtson: retasevertson@gmail.com
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Silent Auction: Shopping Made Easy!!

The Guild is well known for its shopping expertise!! Practice your skills TODAY by bidding on fabulous art works from our Fair artists and more. The best part is you can shop from the comfort of your home in your PJs or from any location that has cell phone reception! This is a great opportunity to be part of the auction even though you will be busy working at the Fair!!

Registration for the silent auction takes minutes and is EASY! Go to http://heardmkt2017.auction-bid.org and click on register. You’ll be asked for simple information such as name, cell phone number, email, mailing address. You’ll also be required to enter a credit card, but nothing will be charged unless you are the highest bidder when the auction closes on Saturday, March 4 and even then, you will have to authorize the charge before the transaction is completed.

We have AMAZING items! All items have photos and descriptions. When you visit the auction website, click on an item to see a full description including sizes, materials, and artist booth numbers, as applicable. Each item has a starting bid price and a price for incremental increases as bidding grows increasingly competitive. Don’t miss out on a “must-have” treasure!!!!!!

At the close of the auction on Saturday night, winners will receive a text message with instructions to confirm and authorize payment for the winning item. All items will be available for pick up on Sunday in Steele Auditorium pre-function or can be packed and shipped at an additional cost.


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Best Of Show Fashion Show: “Follow the Thread” – March 3rd

Please join us on Friday, March 3rd for the 2017 Fashion Show which is titled “Follow the Thread”. The 4th Annual Fashion Show will be from 6:15-7:00pm in the Café Courtyard as in past years. Hair will be done this year by ETCH and make-up by Cos Bar both of Kierland Commons.

There will be 5 clothing designers and 4 jewelers participating:

Penny Singer
Virginia Ballenger
Loren Aragon
Aric Chopito
Summer Peters

Jovanna Poblano
Veronica Poblano
Nanibaa Beck
Eugene Crawford

We are also pleased to have Roy Kady and his three intern/apprentices who were here for the Prepare for the Fair 2 weeks ago.

We look forward to a great show!

Sue Snyder

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BOS Volunteers: Change from prior years. BOS Volunteers who wish to dine before or after their shift, may purchase a reduced price BOS ticket for $40.00 in person at the Museum Admissions desk or the night of the event at the entry gate. When purchasing a ticket request a “volunteer ticket”.

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Can You Help?

Two exciting new Chair leadership opportunities!

The Guild Museum Services Coordinator has openings for two new Chair positions. One is to provide a
Guild volunteer to assist Museum staff on the Admissions Desk, and the other is to work with Museum staff to provide Guild volunteers for Special Events. Links to the job descriptions can be found below.

If you are interested and have questions about either of these positions, please email or call Dee Dowers, the Museum Services Coordinator at dee.dowers@gmail.com or 480-284-8231.

The Admissions Desk Chair works under the direction of the Heard Museum’s Visitor Services Manager to assist in recruiting and scheduling volunteers for the many tasks necessary for greeting and admitting guests to the museum, and selling memberships. Admissions Desk volunteers work on a variety of tasks and projects under the general direction of the Visitor Services staff.

Admission Desk Chair Job Description

The Special Events Volunteers Chair works under the direction of the Heard Museum’s Membership Manager to assist in recruiting and scheduling volunteers for the many special events hosted by the museum. Special Event volunteers work on a variety of tasks and projects under the general direction of the Membership staff.

Special Events Volunteers Chair Job Description

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Guild Happenings

Kudos to Anita Hicks & Cozette Matthews for a Fabulous PREPARE for the FAIR series. All 4 sessions were well attended and well received. The speakers selected were top in their fields and showcased their outstanding weaving & design skills and shared their stories of how they became experts. A mix of traditional and contemporary design.

The 2017 Heard Museum Guild American Indian Student Art Show & Sale will be held March 24-27, 2017

Members’ Only Opening Night Silent Auction & Sale
Friday night, March 24, 2017 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday-Monday, March 25-27, 2017 Student Art Show & Sale.

Details HERE.

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Guild Member Profile
When the artists arrive this week for the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, Pat Kilburn and Maryann Fast, volunteer co-chairs for the juried competition, will be ready for them. More than 50 other volunteers will be on hand to help. This year’s juried competition has 11 classifications, the long-established ones, such as jewelry, pottery, carvings, baskets and weavings, along with several new ones.

“We added the classification Cutting-Edge in recognition that artists are experimenting
with new materials and methods,” says Pat. “There are no limitations on this classification.”

The competition begins long before the fair date with, among other things, the selection of judges. “We needed 27 this year,” says Pat. “We have a list of prior judges to look at and we consult with the curators.” The judges are selected from among gallery owners, collectors, scholars and curators from other museums. The competition takes place in Steele Auditorium. Between Wednesday and early Saturday morning, volunteers will set up display tables and do preliminary work,
receive the entries, assist the judges for the competition, and return the work. The Heard curatorial staff will arrange the winning pieces for the Best of Show reception.

“Last year 332 artists with over 600 artworks entered the juried competition,” says Pat. “It’s fun to see all the beautiful entries as they are unpacked, talk with the artists, and listen to the judges as they make their decisions.”

Pat is the past chair of the Indian Fair and Market with 10,000 hours of volunteer service.

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Frida and Diego: 20th Century Mexican Art

Date: Thursdays, April 6, 13 & 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Monte Vista
Coodinators: Sheila Mehlem & Sarah Santana
Facilitator: Connie Thornton
Registration Fee: $45.00

Course offered in conjunction with the new spring exhibit: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection On Exhibit April 9-August 20, 2017 and in conjunction with Heard Museum’s Mission Statement:The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

Session One: Influences on Frida and Diego’s Work The first Session will look at three of the most important influences on the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: 1.Their Large Pre-Columbian Art Collection 2. The Struggle for Mexican Independence Achieved in 1821 3.The 1920 Mexican Revolution
Session Two: The Mexican Muralists/ Revolutionary Art The second session will feature a discussion and analysis of the work of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera, “the big three” painters of Mexican Muralism starting in the 1920s. Session Three: Frida Kahlo: Surrealism and Feminism
Session Three: will explore the growing body of feminist and scholarly literature that deals with the interrelationship between surrealism and feminism in the work of Frida Kahlo. During her lifetime Frida rejected the label of surrealist saying, ““They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

Presenters To Be Announced

Contact Connie Thornton to register, email: conniethornton37@yahoo.com or call: (602) 283-4232.
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Guild Trips

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

Beyond the Loom – Navajo Weaving Tour May 3-7, 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: travel@heardguild.org

Beyond the Loom Flyer.
Beyond the Loom Registration Form.
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California Bloomin’– March 29-April 6, 2017

california-bloomin-imageWe’re partnering with Tohono Chul Park to explore some of the historic, picturesque and world-class botanic gardens in and around Los Angeles.

Joining our host, Stephen Bernier of South of the Border Tours, are plant experts Greg Corman of Gardening Insights and Lynn Hassler, former Director of Education at Tucson Botanical Gardens.

On the itinerary are visits to:

  • Huntington Gardens, whose highlights include the recently opened Liu Fang Yuan Garden of Flowing Fragrance, reflecting the traditional style of Chinese scholar gardens
  • Descanso Gardens, an urban retreat preserving California’s natural heritage
  • LA County Arboretum, with collections from Australia, the Canary Islands, Madagascar and South Africa
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, showcasing eight habitats of the state; and, fabled Lotusland, noted for its rare and exotic aloes, bromeliads and cycads.

But that’s not all, we are also touring

  • The Getty, inside and out
  • The Norton-Simon Museum
  • Autry Museum of the American West

We’ll be spending four nights at The Langham – Huntington, Pasadena’s most luxurious resort, an additional three nights at the charming and historic Hotel Santa Barbara in the heart of downtown and our final evening at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel in Palm Springs.

Cost includes motorcoach transportation, accommodations, most meals, guide services and admission fees. $3150 per person/double occupancy ($875 single supplement). $150 Tax deductible donation to the Heard Museum Guild is included in tour rate. Very limited availability.

Contact Shelley Mowry for details: travel@heardguild.org

California Bloomin’ Flyer
California Bloomin’ Registration Form

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Mexico City – September 5-11 , 2017 (NEW TRIP)

Join Stephen Bernier of South of the Border Tours and Richard Ellis, longtime resident of Mexico, for a fabulous weeklong adventure to one of the most fascinating cities in the world…..Mexico City!

Your time spent in Mexico City will be filled with the very best that the city has to offer. We’ve chosen to stay at two of the finest hotels in the historic center of the city which offer the most advantageous locations. The Grand Hotel of Mexico City is just steps away from the largest Zocalo in the world. Our second property is just steps away from the acclaimed Chapultapec Park.

Highlights of the tour include a special walking tour of the Zocalo with Brad McBride, longtime resident of CDMX and economics professor at ITAM. Brad has a passion for Mexico City’s rich history, particularly the buildings with historic and cultural relevance.

A full weekend at Chapultapec Park, the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere, featuring Chapultapec Castle, formerly the Imperial residence and the official residence of Mexican presidents until 1940. It is now the National Museum of History. Nearby is the Museum of Anthropology, one of the finest indigenous museums in the world.

We also spend a day at Teotihuacan. The vast archeological complex northeast of the city that dates to 100 BC and became the largest urban center in Mesoamerica at the epoch of Aztec control.

This tour offers fabulous hotels and culinary experiences, incredible museums, fun and knowledgeable guides to assure you’ll never forget this wonderfully paced tour of this most amazing city. Viva Mexico!!!

Mexico City Flyer
Mexico City Registration Form

Contact Shelley Mowry with any questions: travel@heardguild.org
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Santa Fe – November 11-16, 2017 (NEW TRIP)

Join the Heard Guild Nov. 11-16, 2017 as we return to Santa Fe, NM.

Our tour begins with a visit to the Thanksgiving Feast day of Jemez Pueblo. We’ll then spend four nights at the Inn of Loretto, passing the days visiting the finest pueblo artists as well as Spanish artists; Ron Rodriquez (contemporary), retablo artist, Juanito Jimenez, and silver artist Lawrence Baca. As always we’ll be treated to special gallery receptions, amazing culinary experience and the finest accommodations.

Limited participation.

Price and tour details to be announced.

Contact Shelley Mowry with any questions: travel@heardguild.org
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The Maya Culture – Dec. 1-8, 2017 (NEW TRIP)

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.

Explore the Yucatán Peninsula to visit the amazing Archeological sites of Chichén Itzá – once, the largest and most diverse city in the Americas in both population and architectural styles. A massive site featuring El Castillo pyramid and the largest ballcourt in the Americas.

We’ll also explore Uxmal. Known for the Pyramid of the Magician. Our well planned itinerary allows for you to visit these vast archeological wonders multiple times with and without guides.

Through expert interpretation we’ll learn about their hieroglyphic script, art, architecture, culinary arts, mathematics, calendar and astronomical system.

It’s an easily paced tour that allows ample time to explore these amazing wonders of the world and ponder the magnitude of the awe inspiring feats of a civilization that thrived for a 3000 years.

Our expert guide Jorge Marín will share with us all the special places and hidden treasures along our route.

It’s a once in a lifetime experience… And this is your opportunity.

Maya Culture Flyer
Maya Culture Registration

Contact Shelley Mowry with any questions: travel@heardguild.org
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Heard Guild Explores

Folks are already talking about Cowgirl Up! in Wickenburg on 3/31: March 31, 2017, 10:30 am: Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum at: 21 No. Frontier Street, 928) 684-2272. Lunch on own at Rancho de los Caballeros, Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, contact Sandie Straub at 602) 526-6194 or sandie93@cox.net

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Las Guias Happenings

One More Walk-Through for Beauty and BWBY

We know that several of you because of work and other commitments have not been able to attend a walk-through of Beauty Speaks for Us (closing March 31) and BWBY (closing March 12).

To make it possible for all guides to get credit for the mandatory walk-throughs, Marlene Scholsohn is offering to do one more walk-through at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday morning, February 26.

Marlene is willing to do a walk-through for one or two guides…or more…but she needs to know in advance who is coming and she needs a commitment that you will show up.

So…to make a reservation for a 11:30 a.m. Sunday walk-through with Marlene contact her at:
480-488-8530 or mscholsohn@aol.com.

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