Artifacts – December 2014

Guild President Greetings

The Guild is in full swing with so many events, programs, and committees filling our calendars. Thanks to everyone who helped make Spanish Market weekend a great success including working with staff on First Friday, befriending our visiting artists with our famous hospitality, supporting the accounting department, and greeting visitors as they arrived on campus. The shop volunteers recently enjoyed a great jewelry workshop to help bolster their selling skills. Heard Guild Explores sponsored another great lecture for a sell-out crowd. Our November Guild meeting speakers, Ken Williams and Orlando Dugi, had everyone raving and anticipating their return for Indian Fair. Personally, I can’t wait to see Orlando’s creations at the Best of Show Fashion Show!!!

The Board is hard at work too. In December, we’ll discuss and review recommendations from the By-law committee – see the article from Richard Borgmann. Our ongoing discussion is finding members to lead our Guild and work on our projects. Several years ago we instituted a members skills and interests profile. If you haven’t already completed it or if you need to update it, please go to our website – on the top menu bar under “My Records” is a one click link to “My Profile”.   It only takes a few minutes and helps us to know you better.  Our committee chairs actively query members’ profiles to find people with needed skills and interests. Please say “YES!!!” when a committee chair calls you or you read about a volunteer request in these pages or on our website.

Our next big events are the book sale and holiday brunch. The book sale committee has amassed quite a treasure trove of art pieces and books, so come ready to buy! The Holiday Brunch will be a great morning of friendship and fun – don’t miss it!!

Have a wonderful holiday season!



Welcome New Guild Members

William L. Campbell
Sona Kalousdian
Anne O`Brien
Cynthia Patterson
Janice Paynick
Jane Przeslica
Sandra Rickert
Kelie Thomas


Guild Holiday Gathering
Dec. 10, Steele Auditorium

Come Celebrate With Us!


  • Social: 9:30 am – Begin enjoying this festive occasion by mingling with fellow guild members.
  • Brunch: 10:00 am – Once again refreshments will be provided by our generous Guild members who are attending the Holiday Gathering. Attending? What to bring? See Refreshments below.
  • 11:00 am Program: Honor recipients of Guild Lifetime Volunteer Award.

Don’t miss the opportunity to come and celebrate and honor your fellow Guild members who will receive the GUILD LIFE TIME VOLUNTEER AWARD.  This is the third year the Guild has paid tribute to 6 Guild members for their dedicated and long time service to the Guild and Museum.  The following are the six recipients who will receive the award this year.

Rusty Hale
De Bachmann
Kay Benedict
Shirley Wayend
Evie Smith
Edna Weinberg

Also available for purchase:

  • Note Cards for holiday gifts, hostess gifts and personal use.  Help support the intern scholarship program.
  • Unveiling of the 2015 Fair merchandise available at pre-Fair prices.


The Guild Library Book & Treasure Sale

The sale is on Dec. 5, 6 and 7.

The Heard Museum Guild Library Book & Treasure Sale features books in more than 60 categories including children, popular fiction, history, biography, cookbooks, and Native American culture and art. Also featured are art treasures including paintings, prints, pottery, katsina carvings, jewelry, and other must-have finds! Scheduled for early December, the sale is the perfect venue for all of your holiday shopping needs.

All profits will benefit the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives. Since 1996, the Book & Treasure Sale has raised more than $500,000 for upgrading the Library’s collections, conservation, special projects, computers, electronic hardware, and other expenses. (Heard Museum Library) Books that do not sell are donated to Arizona Indian communities for their schools and activity centers.

Members Only

Heard Museum members get the first chance to see and purchase books and artwork during the Members Only shopping hours.

Friday, December 5 – Noon to 5 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public

Friday, December 5-  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 7 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Silent Auction

  • Friday, December 5, noon to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


“Native People of the Southwest: An Overview” Course

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  • When:Saturday, Jan. 17, 24, 31, 2015; 9:30am-12:30pm
    Where: Encanto Room
  • Description: Native Peoples of the Southwest is the Heard Museum Guild’s popular and longest-running short course. Participants will learn about the Southwest and the first Americans from the prehistoric peoples and their historic descendants to the people today who continue to blend their ancient traditions with the challenges of the 21st century. The aim of the three session course is to promote respect and appreciation for the art and culture of Native Peoples. January 29, after a lunch break, participants will be offered an optional, free admission, extended tour of the Heard Museum at 2:00 pm.
  • Instructor: Lucille Shanahan, Heard Guild Las Guias (docent)
  • Fee:
    • Active Las Guias Free
    • Guild Members $40.00
    • Museum Members $50.00
    • Non-members $60.00
  • Registration: Opens November 1, 2014.
  • Contact:Course Facilitator, Sidney Wilson:


Prepare for the Fair Basketry Lecture Series

Fair BASKETS Logo final 11-10-14 low resAs part of the “Prepare for the Fair”, please save these dates for special presentations:

  • Jan. 21st, Guild meeting—Terry DeWald -Historic Baskets of the SW
  • Jan. 29th, Terroll Dew Johnson-O’odham Baskets
  • Feb. 5th, Mark Bahti-Apache and Pai Baskets
  • Feb. 12th, Larry Dalrymple-Navajo and Hopi Baskets
  • Feb. 19th, Heard Curators and Shop Staff-Tips on Purchasing

At the end of the Jan 29, Feb 5, and Feb 12 sessions, Barbara Jones will share her knowledge of baskets with you while viewing the Heard collection.

See more details on these courses and the Presenters HERE.

Heard Guild Explores Heads East

Herbert_Stevens_Heard Guild Explores will head east in January for an informative day trip to San Carlos Apache Reservation.

We will depart from the museum at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015, and head east to historic Globe. From Globe, we will continue on to San Carlos for a presentation by artist and educator Herbert R. Stevens at the Apache Culture Center. Around 1:00 p.m., we will enjoy a buffet lunch at Apache Gold Casino before returning to Phoenix by 6:00 p.m.

The cost of this trip will be $50 per person, which includes the cost of the bus and entry fee, plus $10.99 for lunch. To register for this event, contact Catherine Meschter at or Sue Snyder at

San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation and Culture Center

The San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation was established in 1872 as a reservation for the Chiricahua Apache tribe. Over time, many bands of Apache were relocated to the reservation from their traditional homelands, extending from Texas through New Mexico and Arizona into Mexico and California. The reservation was referred to by some as “Hell’s Forty Acres,” due to environmental conditions and poor health of its residents.

The reservation covers about 3,000 square miles and is located 110 miles east of Phoenix. The population today is around 15,000.

The Culture Center opened in 1995 in Peridot, Arizona, to explain the history and culture of the Apache people to visitors. The Center features a special exhibit, Window on Apache Culture, which describes the Apache’s spiritual beginnings and important ceremonies, such as the Changing Woman.

The Director of the Culture Center is Apache elder and renowned artist Herbert R. Stevens. In 2011, Mr. Stevens received the prestigious Arizona Indian Living Treasure Award in a ceremony at the Heard Museum for his work as a storyteller and writer, and for his artwork, which includes Apache flutes and violins, baskets, moccasins, and ceremonial buckskin clothing. Mr. Stevens also works tirelessly to preserve and teach the Apache language.

We will hear Mr. Stevens speak about the Apache people and will have time to browse the exhibits. Books on Apache history and fine crafted items from Apache artists are available for sale at the Center, including burden baskets, cradle boards, paintings, and jewelry made with locally-mined Peridot gemstones.

The San Carlos Apache Tribal Government owns and operates the Apache Gold Casino. We will have lunch at the Wikiup Buffet and will have time to visit the gift shop.


Education Ketoh – Open to all Guild Members & Public

Missed it the first time in October?  Catch it this time in January!

Event:California Missions:  Road to Salvation or Another Trail of Tears?

Date, Time, Location:  Friday, January 16, 1:00pm Encanto

Presenter:  Lucille Shanahan

Description:  California Missions: Road to Salvation or Another Trail of Tears is a lecture/power point presentation which examines the impact of the twenty-one California Missions on California Indians between 1770 and 1860.

Cost:  No cost and open to the public in addition to Guild and Museum members

Guild Trips

Guild’s Kino Heritage Tour Trip

Kino_TripWhen: Mar. 19-21.   A 4 day fully inclusive tour to northern Sonora. All meals, tips and welcome receptions. Visit the missions of: San Xavier, Tumacacori, San Ignacio, Magdalena de Kino, Oquitoa, Pitiquito, Átil, Tubutama,Caborca, Banámichi, Huépac, Aconchi, Baviácora, and Arizpe

More Details HERE
Registration Form HERE.

Contact: Shelley Mowry:

Navajo Weaving Trade An Artist’s Perspective

Navajo_WeaverWhen: April 29-May 3 . We travel through the four corners region with native arts expert Mark Bahti to visit famous weavers in their own element. This tour will offer an in-depth look at the techniques used by many different weavers. The trip will include hands-on demonstrations that will allow an appreciation of this very sacred art form.

Very limited participation.

For more details:
Beyond the Loom Flyer
Beyond the Loom Registration Form

Contact: Shelley Mowry at:


Ancestral Pueblo People – Anasazi – Mesa Verde National Park

HovenweepWhen: May 9-14. An extraordinary 5 day /4 night experience highlighting Mesa Verde National Park. Come explore the largest archeological preserve in the United States. Guided by Bob Scarborough, a Native American historian and expert in Archaeology and Anthropology. This tour will focus on visiting many of the cliff dwellings in the Park, including the Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House, all while learning the historic significance of the Anasazi people and their relevance to Indian Art and Architecture. Your appreciation of the Anasazi’s will be heightened by all we will do and see since the story of their existence isn’t well documented.
We’ll spend 3 nights in upgraded accommodations at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde. On Day 4, we’ll visit Hovenweep National Park, once home to six Ancestral Puebloan villages, and learn of the cultural changes that took place starting with Paleo-Indians inhabitants through Hunter-Gathers and finally Puebloan People.Our last evening is spent at the La Posada Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our farewell dinner will be in the famed Turquoise Room, led by John Sharpe, a James Beard Award nominee.

This informative and enlightening tour promises to deliver what Heard Guild members have come to expect in our travels to the Four Corners region and will be sure to give you a deeper understanding and appreciation the Anasazi’s and their descendants.For more details, contact:


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.

The Northeast Valley book Club of the Heard Guild: Our next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 11, at the home of Reta Severtson in Fountain Hills.

Because of the Heard Museum’s new Sports Exhibit (Beautiful Games) which opens Dec. 20 we decided to read a sports related book for December. Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson

Carlisle_vs_ArmyBecause of the Heard Museum’s new Sports Exhibit (Beautiful Games) which opens Dec. 20 we decided to read a sports related book for December. Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson

Filled with colorful period detail, Carlisle vs. Army gives a thrilling, authoritative account of the events of an epic afternoon whose reverberations would be felt for generations.

Contact Linda Hefter:


The West Valley book Club of the Heard Guild will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Rodgers’ house.

Iron_LakeOur book is “Iron Lake” by William Kent Krueger. This book gets high ratings on Amazon.

This is the first book in a suspense mystery series about a part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, who is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota.

Contact Winona Passmore:


Can You Help?

VOLUNTEER: Museum,First Fridays NATIVE +YOU

  • When: First Friday of the Month
  • Shifts: 6 – 9 pm
  • Tasks:
    • Wrist Banding: (2) Two Volunteers. Assist Visitor Services in attaching wristbands to all attendees of First Friday. Attendees over 21 will be given one color and attendees under 21 will be given another. The two colors of wrist bands are orange and red. Please refer to Cathy Ruvinov, Visitor Services Manager as to the designated color for each age group as it is not always the same to prevent misuse.
    • Information Table (2) Two Volunteers, Shifts: 6 – 9 pm Monitor the information table and answer questions about the evening, the museum and distribute museum collateral.
    • Admissions Desk (2) Two Volunteers, Shifts: 6 – 8 pm & 8 – 10 pm Monitor the Admissions desk, hand out gallery guides and answer questions about the evening.
    • Way Finding (6) Six Volunteers, Shifts: 6 – 8pm & 8 – 10 pm Assist visitors in locating the evening’s activities and answer questions about the evening.
    • Activity Station (2) Two Volunteers, 6 – 9 pm Assist visitors with the night’s activities and monitor materials.



Fiesta Bowl Parade

The Heard Museum is participating in the Fiesta Bowl Parade this year. We’ll have a balloon in the shape of a cradle board to accompany our parade walkers. There will be 20 Museum representatives walking the parade route with 6 people coming from the Guild. The route is approximately 2 miles. There’s a special Heard Museum Fiesta Bowl T-shirt waiting for you, so if you’d like to walk in the parade, please contact Susan Kolman at by December 1.

VOLUNTEER:Book Sale Cashiers and Counters

  • When: Dec. 5, 6, 7
  • Shift Times:
    • Friday Daytime:noon-5pm
    • Friday Evening: 5pm-9pm
    • Saturday Morning: 9:30am-1:00pm
    • Saturday Afternoon: 1:00pm-5:00pm
    • Sunday Morning: 10:00am – 1:00pm
    • Sunday Afternoon: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Contact: Rod Passmore at OR 623-939-5940.


VOLUNTEER: Golf Tournament

When: Dec. 5th, 2014, 10:00 am
Where:We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Task: 8 Volunteers to take shifts of 2 at a time on the hole in one all day as witnesses.
Contact: Lynn Donahue, Heard Development Relations Manager 602.252.9757 or email:

VOLUNTEER: 2015 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market

  • When:
    • Friday, March 6, 2015, Best of Show Dinner & Reception 5:30-8:00 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday, March 7 – 8, 2015 Heard Museum Guild IF&M All day, both days, rain or shine
  • Where: Heard Museum Campus
  • Shifts: Most volunteer opportunities are two, three or four hour shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Whether you can volunteer for one shift on Friday night or one or more shifts on Saturday and/or Sunday, the Fair needs you.
  • Tasks: We have over 700 volunteer slots to fill during Fair. We need each and every one of our Guild members to volunteer sometime over the weekend. Non-Guild members can also volunteer for Fair so grab your honey, or a friend or neighbor and ask them to volunteer with you Fair Committee Chairs will be contacting 2014 volunteers during November and December. If you are new to the Guild or you’d like to volunteer in a new area, we have over 30 committees that need volunteers. A complete description of each committee is posted on the Heard Guild Website HERE

Especially looking to augment their volunteers lists are:

Contact: Volunteer Placement Chair, Lucille Shanahan:


VOLUNTEER: Student Art Show & Sale

  • When: Last two weeks of March
  • Tasks: The Student Art Show and Sale team is looking for a couple of volunteers for computer support. We are looking for someone to shadow our current team leaders Susan Caulk and Jan Ringgenberg with the goal of taking the lead in the future. Comfort with computers and data entry is essential. The volunteer must be detail oriented. This is a wonderful, once a year, activity.
  • Contact: Reta Severtson:


VOLUNTEER: Become a Member of The “G2” Tech Team

If you are a little bored and are comfortable with computers and the internet the Guild’s Technology group can use your help!!! We are a good group of folks and not at all “geekees.” Please join us and do your volunteer hours from the comfort of your own home wearing you r “PJs.” If you are nice enough we might even tell you what G2 means.
We need help managing our Guild Membership and Shopping Cart systems as well as updating our internet site.

Contact: Dave Newark: Technology Management Chair or Richard Borgmann: Technology Coordinator


Las Guias Volunteer for Special Events Tours

Guiding Tours for the Museum’s Special Events is always rewarding.

  • First Fridays Tours are approximately 3 hours.
  • Tours for other Events are usually 1-1/2 hours.

Contact Rusty Hale at:


Arizona Replublic’s “Top 10 arts events for December”Take a bow.  The Arizona Republic announced its  “Top 10 arts events for December” and the Heard is offering two of them!  The newspaper’s Arts & Entertainment section lists both the George Morrison exhibit and the Beautiful Games exhibit as something visitors and locals should see in December.No other arts venue has more than one on this list, including Phoenix Art Museum, SMOCA, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, ASU Gammage, Tempe Center for the Performing Arts, the Orpheum Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre.  Plus, the Phoenix Art Museum was the only other visual arts venue on the list.

Holidays are the Heard

Members Holiday Shopping Weekend
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heard Museum members now have two days to complete their holiday gift list! Members receive an extra 10% off most items in the Shops (consignments and previously-discounted merchandise are not eligible for additional discounts) and at

Brunch with Santa at the Heard!

Even though this is his busiest (and getting to be the chilliest) time of year, we’ve learned that Santa Claus will take a brief, warmer respite from his holiday routine here in the Southwest to be the Heard Museum’s special guest at brunch — and you’re invited!

Kids of all ages (and we’re talking about the grownup ones, too) can sit down to a delicious brunch buffet, complete with gingerbread cookies to decorate and of course, a visit with the Big Guy from the North Pole with pictures you can take home!

Tickets are limited and available online at $10 per adult and $5 per child; Heard Museum members pay only $5 per adult and free for children — while supplies last. Any tickets left over from online sales will be made available on the day of the event at $12.50 per adult, $7.50 per child with museum members paying $10 per adult, $5 per child. Please return to this page for further information on ticket availability. For more ticket information call 602.251.0213.

Not a member? Purchase or renew a museum membership. If you choose to join on the day of the brunch — the final day of our Members Holiday Shopping Weekend at the Museum Shop — we have a special discount for you: In addition to usual 10% Shop discount members enjoy, as with all museum members, you’ll receive an additional 10% on Dec. 14. Our Shop will be open special hours on Dec. 14: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


In Memorium

Hal Meyers passed away on Nov. 9th. he was a member of the Guild serving in many capacities including Las Guias, Fair Chair for over 25 years. Hal moved to Houston in 2011.  He was 91.


Post Your Volunteer Hours
The Guild needs your help in regularly recording your volunteer hours. Make it a habit to enter your volunteer hours weekly. Have you recorded your hours this week? You can do so HERE.

Shop Amazon and Support the Heard Museum.


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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