Artifacts – January 2017


Record your service hours!  Remember, we want 60,000 hours to celebrate the Guild’s 60th Anniversary! Year to date: 20,467 hours recorded or 34% of the goal.  If you have questions or need assistance contact:  Lucille Shanahan,,  623-556-1430.

Brand New Indian Fair & Market Website is LIVE!!

Everything you want to know about the Fair is on the website, with current updated news being added all the time

  • Purchase Fair Admission Tickets
  • Purchase Best of Show Tickets
  • Register for Prepare for the Fair
  • Cultural Performers & Program Schedules
  • Plan Your Visit (map,directions,parking)
  • How Your Can Support the Fair (Silent Auction, Raffle, Donate)
  • Available Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities


NEW January Heard Guild Explores Event Added – check out HGE
Beginning Wednesday, January 5, 2017 the Library will be closed during reorganization.

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Guild President Greeting

Happy New Year to all our Guild members!  It is said that where you look is where you are going.  If you only look down will not see what lies ahead.  It is with great anticipation we are looking ahead to the completion of the construction projects in the Museum and the exciting exhibits our Museum staff has in store for us!  The Guild Board members are busy preparing wonderful programs and short courses complimenting the new exhibits.  Be ready to volunteer for the many opportunities for service at the Indian Fair and Market, the Student Art Show and Sale, Carvers’ Market and Hoop Dance.  Heard Guild Explores has prepared a host of day trips within our Phoenix area.  You are able to sign up for all these exciting Guild experiences at our monthly Guild meetings or by phone or online with the leaders of these many activities.  So look ahead to very busy but rewarding months ahead for Guild members!  Read your weekly Happening Now notices and your monthly Artifacts to receive all the details highlighting how you can participate in the life of the Heard Museum Guild.  I am looking forward to seeing you all at our January 18, 2017 Guild meeting !

Mary Endorf

Guild President

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Guild General Meeting – Jan. 18 – Kick off for the 2017 January Fair

Speaker: CAROL ANN MACKAY:  A leading scholar and collector in the field of historic Navajo textiles, Carol Ann is a Life Trustee of the Heard Museum and has held trustee positions at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board and Hennepin Center for the Arts.  Carol Ann and her husband, Harvey, live in Excelsior, MN and Paradise Valley, AZ.

Carol Ann with Janis Lyon is a guest curator for the inaugural exhibit Beauty Speaks for Us opening to the public February 11 in the Virginia G. Piper Grand Gallery.  Carol Ann has loaned to a number of Heard Navajo textile exhibits and has donated textiles to the Heard’s permanent collection.  A selection of Carol Ann’s textiles will be on exhibit in Beauty Speaks for Us.  For her presentation at the January 18 Guild meeting, she will share stories of her experiences as a textile collector and discuss the qualities she looks for in a Navajo textile.


  • 9:30 am :Coffee
  • 9:45 am: Business meeting, including Treasurer’s Report, approval of minutes, and announcements.
  • 10:00 am: Speaker: Carol Ann Mackay
  • 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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New Guild Members

Cheryl Tyler
Ettie Zilber

New Member Orientation

All new members who have not attended an orientation session are encouraged to join us to learn about volunteer opportunities and Guild procedures. We will hold a one hour meeting in the Guild room at the museum on Wednesday, January 18th after the Guild meeting and on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 am for those who are unable to attend on Wednesday.

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Can You Find Some Time to Help?

Fair Best of Show Reception Security

I need many more bodies for the 2nd and 3rd shifts!  HELP!!!


  • 6:30pm-7:30pm (second shift)
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm(third shift)

Please contact me if you are able to help… or 602) 526-6194!!!  Thanks/Hugs, Sandie Straub

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Calling All Heard Guild Volunteers

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for volunteer shifts of your choice. You may have a favorite Fair activity or choose something you haven’t done in the past. This is a fabulous opportunity to get to know our artists, learn more about their art, and to enjoy working with other Guild members. You can sign up by contacting 2017 IF&M Volunteer Placement Chair, Richard Borgmann, at  Sign up at our January meeting.

All 30 committees are described on the Guild Website.

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Help Spread the Word….Promote the Heard Museum

If you are on social media, and most of us are, make sure that you visit the Heard Museum’s social media sites and please “Like,” “Follow,” or otherwise join up if you haven’t already. The best advertising is word of mouth and we couldn’t have a better recommendation for our content than our dedicated Guild members! Click on any of these Social Media platforms and start promoting the museum with friends and family: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t active on every social media platform, just pick the ones you use the most. If you are already following us, thank you! You can help even more by sharing posts to your own social networks when you think it appropriate. So please spread the “social” word and help us tell the world about what a wonderful museum we belong to.

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Guild Happenings

2017 Indian Fair & Market Update

Great news…..the new fair website went live on Thursday, December 15th!!!   Diane, Susan, and Jewel, have done a magnificent job!!!  Jewel designed the “framework”, Susan wrote copy and Diane input the pictures and writing.  This project began  during the summer months when Susan was studying other fair websites around the country.  She pulled several examples and we took the best parts to assist in creating what we now have.  Fair tickets and Prepare for the Fair purchases/sign-up are now available.  Go to:

John Nesbitt and Joel Muzzy have ordered our fair t-shirts.  Thanks to Susan Kolman, Marissa Groom, Joel, and John for their hard work.  The t-shirts will go on sale at the January Guild meeting.

IlgaAnn Bunjer, fundraising/ribbon sponsor Chair, and her committee of Lee Peterson, and Phyllis Manning, have exceeded expectations to date!! The donation letter going to the museum membership will be mailed any day now and hopefully will raise even more. Rebecca Simpson, museum development, has been a huge asset working with this committee.  Kudos to all!!

Barb Sparman, Deb Benoit, and Allison Lester have admissions volunteers scheduled for training on alltru, terminals, and tickets.

Susan Kolman has many items donated for silent auction and Louise Wakem and Fran Dickman are working diligently on the fair raffle as items come in.   All committees are working hard.

Please let Richard Borgmann know the list of your volunteers and how many additional you will need.   General fair training for volunteers, approximately 15 minutes, will be given after the speaker at the January Guild meeting.  Let me know if you have general questions for this basic training.  Email your volunteers to attend.  I have had many, many requests for all of us to train our fair volunteers.

Shelley Mowry, Fair Chair

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Prepare for the Fair Lecture Series – February

In keeping with this year’s fair theme, Textiles and Weaving, we are excited to offer a series of four lectures and an “action-packed” demonstration focused on the extensive world of Native American textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from our outstanding line up of speakers who will share their art, passion, and research.

Register: Contact Course Facilitator, Cozette Matthews at (480) 614-5626 or

Dates and times: Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 (lectures: 9:30- to 12:30 p.m.; artist demonstrations Feb 9 only 1 to 3 p.m.)

Fees: Four sessions including the afternoon demonstration is $45.00.

Series Schedule:

February 02, 2017: “The Threads That Bind”

  • Ann Lane Hedlund, retired professor of Anthropology and curator of Ethnology at the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus. She is the former director of the Gloria F Ross Tapesty program at the University and author of the book Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century: Kin, Community and Collectors.
  • Marlowe Katoney (Navajo/Dine) ,“American Artist”, Navajo painter and award winning weaver known for his imaginative contemporary designs. He is the 2015 recipient of the Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M. His work is represented in the permanent collection of the Heard museum.

February 09, 2017: Weave! Dye! Design!

  • Barbara Teller Ornelas (Navajo/Dine), 5th generation Master Navajo weaver who specializes in Two Grey Hills style pieces. She teaches Navajo weaving workshops at Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Native American Arts program and is a 2015 Heard Museum Fair First Place award winner.
  • Michael Teller Ornelas (Navajo/Dine), 6th generation Navajo weaver was a “mentor” artist on site at the Heard Museum for the Confluence: Intergenerational Collaborations exhibit. He has a degree in computer science from the University of Arizona and has worked on compiling a database of Navajo weavings.
  • Roy Kady (Navajo/Dine), weaver, fiber artist, and owner of a flock of rare Navajo-Churro sheep and angora goats, works with at-risk youth, teaches culture classes at a community elementary school and has taught weaving at the Dine College Shiprock campus. In 2016 he provided Heard Guild travelers with an exciting dyeing and weaving demonstration.

February 09, 2017 afternoon demonstration 1:00 to 3:00pm

  • Roy Kady (Navajo/Dine): Instructor: “Weaving outside the margin”
  • Zefren Hunt Anderson (Navajo/Dine): traditional Navajo wool processing: spinning, washing, carding, vegetal dyeing wool into yarn
  • Kevin Aspaas (Navajo/Dine): wedge weaving
  • Eliseo Curley (Navajo/Dine): Horse cinch/Implements weaving/braiding

February 16, 2017: “Weave a Story”

  • Susan Hudson (Navajo/Dine): quilter: “Stitching to Heal the Past”; 2016 First Place Award Winner at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair for The Walk of My Ancestors, and 2015 Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival Best of Show winner for Nii’ Da’ Ba’ Hii Ba’ (Warrior Story).
  • Teri Greeves (Kiowa-Comanche): beadwork artist whose needles have created inspirational pieces that are represented in museums around the country including the Heard Museum permanent collection.

February 23, 2017: “The Shirt Off Your Back”

  • Jessica Metcalfe, PhD. (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), owner of “Beyond Buckskin Boutique”, and “Beyond Buckskin” blog about Native fashion. Her dissertation focused on Native American fashion designers since the 1950’s.
  • Orlando Dugi (Navajo/Dine): fashion designer well known for his glamorous couture-style, hand-made gowns. Winner of multiple awards at SWAIA, Cherokee Art Market, and the Heard Museum Fair, where he was the 2011 Conrad House award winner as well as 2014 first place winner for “Beaded Wool Cape”. His 2016 Best of Class collaborative award for “She Holds The Stars” is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum.

Register: Contact Course Facilitator, Cozette Matthews at (480) 614-5626 or

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Fair Weekend Hotel Discounts for Guild Members

The Heard Guild has arranged for special discounted rates for Fair Artists, Performers and Guild Fair Volunteers. All Hotel room reservations are Self-Pay and Individual Call-in.  Each individual taking advantage of the discounted hotel room rate discounts will be responsible for payment of their room(s), tax and incidentals.

Deadline for booking reservations at the rates below is Feb 2, 2017

Wyndham Garden / 3600 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013 / (602) 604-4900

Standard King at $120.00+tax/night 2 person max occupancy.
Standard 2 Queens at $130.00+tax//night 4 person max occupancy.
Cabana Style at $140.00+tax//night 4 person max occupancy.

Room Rate Includes:

Hot Breakfast Buffet served from 6:30am-10:00am / Covered Parking / Shuttle Transportation

Link to register for reserving at the Wyndham online is HERE.

Hampton Inn Phoenix Midtown / 160 W. Catalina Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85013 / (602) 200-0990

Double Queen at $159.00+tax/night

Guest are responsible for all room charges.
Overnight parking is complimentary.

Hilton Phoenix Suites / 10 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012 / (602) 222-1111

Occupancy Rates:

Double sleeps 2 at $179.00+tax/night
Triple sleep 3 at $189.00+tax/night

Quad sleep 4 at $199.00+tax/night

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Student Art Show & Sale – Save the Dates

Members Preview: March 24th 5:30 pm Monte Vista

Sales to the Public: March 25th-27th during museum hours FREE entrance through Monte Vista

Anyone interested in volunteering may stop by the Student Art table at Guild Meetings or call Reta Severtson: (480) 350- 7660

There are a variety of jobs available.

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Guild Trips

Kudos for Shelley Mowry: Fabulous Trip to Copper Canyon

An amazing trip to Copper Canyon was provided by Guild Travel Chair, Shelley Mowry and  South of the Border Tours owner, Stephen Bernier and was enjoyed tremendously by each and everyone on the trip.  Most enjoyable was having local & knowledgeable tour guides who provided rolling lectures throughout the trip, enhancing our knowledge of this region in Mexico, it’s people, it’s history & culture.

This trip was an exploration into the scenic beauty of the Northern Chihuahua country side & Sierra Madre mountains. Starting in the sub-tropics climate in Guaymas & Alamos then climbing up 8000 feet to the colder mountain climate of the Copper Canyon region.   An in person experience with the Tarahumara people and their culture during their spiritual celebrations was treated with respect & admiration.

The hotel experience spanned from a two night stay at the charming & elegant  Spanish colonial Hacienda de la Santos hotel in Alamos to the rustic lodge off the electrical grid throwback in time of kerosene lamps and pot belly stoves in the Copper Canyon region.

The train ride, Gondola ride and zip line (by the braver travelers) offered wonderful views of the scenic beauty of this region and the canyon.

As usual the busload of travelers provided a boost to the local economy by purchasing Tarahumara baskets & folk art.  Each stop provided us with shopping experiences that included outdoor markets to purchasing from local Tarahumara basket weavers at the train stops.

Food, service & entertainment was excellent. A standout performance of a chorus line formed by the travelers belting out their rendition of Féliz Navidad during a Karaoke happy hour was a highlight.  We enjoyed a taste of the haute cuisine in Alamos to the locally prepared food of the Tarahumara in Copper Canyon. Every meal in between was a gastronomic delight.

As a frequent traveler on the Guild trips I can tell you that I cannot pick my favorite trip as they have all been equally enriching.  On every trip it is a special delight meeting up with old friends and making new friends with like-minded people.

Thanks Shelley, Stephen and to all of you on this trip for providing me with such an enjoyable, enriching experience.   I have such wonderful memories to enjoy until the next time we meet.
Diane Leonte

The Copper Canyon trip, planned by Stephen Bernier of South of the Border Tours and Shelley Mowry, was a wonderful experience.  My husband and I enjoyed everyday.  Stephen did a great job of planning interesting places to stay as well as very information talks and experiences with our three guides, Greg, Douglas and Gustavo.  Shelley always does a super job of taking care of everyone to ensure them an enjoyable experience.  We hope to travel on many other Heard trips.” ~  Cozette and Bill Matthews

The trip was nothing short of amazing. The level of expertise from our local guides, the accommodations, and the itinerary exceeded our expectations. The organized activities along with the ample opportunity for free time made a great balance and we came home with new knowledge and understanding of the region and the peoples. ~ Jeff and Holly P.

Copper Canyon Photo Album

Thank you to Jeff P. and David Mowry for great photos.

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Future 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

Beyond the Loom II – 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:

Beyond the Loom Flyer.
Beyond the Loom Registration Form.

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New Guild Trip Added: 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:

California Bloomin’ Flyer
California Bloomin’ Registration Form

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Short Courses

January 2017: Native Peoples of the Southwest: An Overview

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: Encanto
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,

email: or call: (480) 419-2515.

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Frida and Diego: 20th Century Mexican Art – April 2017

FridaDate: 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 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.

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: or call: (602) 283-4232

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Heard Guild Explores

Tuesday, January 17, tour starts at 10am, Tour of Arcosanti/Lunch on own at The Asylum, Jerome! We have 2 cars going and have room for 1 more passenger! please contact me if you want to fill our open space! Hugs, sandie straub… or 602) 525-6194.

Monday, January 23, tour of Fort McDowell,  Fountain Hills, Hostess: Mary Endorf, assisted by
Linda Hefter, we will meet Mary at 10:15am at the We-Ko-Pa Hotel on Highway 87 (hotel is on the reservation)…take Shea Blvd. to end, which is then Hwy. 87…follow 87 to the Hotel/87 is also known as the Beeline Highway…we will meet Mary and proceed to our destination…hotel is on the left, about 3 miles! We will carpool or drive independently. To go on this adventure, please contact Mary Endorf at or 480) 837-3316.

March 31, 2017, 10:30 am: Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 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

April 14, 2017, 10am-2pm: Yaqui Easter Celebration, Good Friday. See the Yaqui Deer Dancers…Easter is the most spiritual time of the year for the Yaqui…and this is the best cultural event you never knew about. It will be warm, parking is scarce, and there is a lot of standing. This event is held in Guadeloupe, just south of Arizona Mills. There are to be no cameras of any sort used, no taking of notes, or no sketches done. Please show your respect! This event is held in the center of town, you will have to park and walk in. There is no entry fee and, as there are no vendors, please bring water and fruit/snacks…please contact Phyllis Manning 480) 423-8002 or

May 5, 2017, 9:30am, $10.00:Desert Botanical Garden, (480) 481-8104. Docent led, Lunch on own at Gertrude’s, 11:15am…please contact Sandie Straub 602) 526-6194 or
And we will have time to visit their Gift Shop…

Tentative Event…
Tour of Fashion Square…Keep a heads up for this one…
Time Frame: June, July August, 2017…Date, Time, Place…TBD
as soon as details are in place, please contact Sara Lieberman
480) 922-1816 or

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Heard Happenings

Native Jewelers Society Workshop and Emerging Artist Show – Saturday, Jan. 7 – 10:00 am to 4:00pm

The Heard will host the Native Jewelers Society in the Steele Auditorium for a series of demonstrations on traditional jewelry techniques. Artists scheduled to demonstrate include: Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott.

The Society will also have an emerging artists showcase with up and coming young jewelers including Craig Agoodie, Robert Mac Eustache Jones, Jonah Hill and two young emerging artists, Robert Begay, age 13, and Mossimo Misquadace, age 11.

Tickets are $15 for member, free for Circles.

See all details & register HERE.

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Bespoke – Opening Party for New Grand Gallery

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery

Come celebrate the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery and the opening of its inaugural exhibition Beauty Speaks for Us, featuring masterworks from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection and private Phoenix collections.

Ticket includes complimentary champagne drink, live entertainment, appetizers and food stations.

For questions or to reserve your ticket over the phone, contact Rebecca Simpson at 602.251.0245 or

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Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Artistry, sheer athleticism, cultural traditions

This event showcases a unique sport. Prepare for stunning performances of the men and women who are vying to call themselves World Champion Hoop Dancer. The event combines artistry, sheer athleticism and cultural traditions to create an exciting, colorful and suspenseful competition.

On February 11 – 12, 2017, top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum to win the prestigious title and cash prizes at the two-day competition, in which men and women compete on an equal field.

Details here:

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Las Guias Happenings

Next Las Guias Tune Up – Jan 9, 9am-12pm – Steele Auditorium

Registration will begin at 9:00 and the Program at 9:30.

Our speakers will include:

  • John Bulla, with an update on the construction
  • Shaliyah Ben
  • Jaclyn Roessel
  • Dan Hagerty, a new face at the Heard, and Director of Strategic Development.  Dan is looking forward to meeting more Las Guias!
  • Linda Hefter will present “Tips on Highlight Tours”; a subject frequently mentioned on previous Tune Up Evaluation Sheets.

Another frequent request was for Curator talks on upcoming exhibits:

  • Ann Marshal will address “Beauty…”
  • Diana Pardue, “Directional Colors”
  • Janet Cantley, “Diego and Frieda”.

Some guides were wondering about the T.C. Cannon exhibit, which won’t be on display until Oct. 2017.

After David Roche’s talk to us on Dec. 5th with his new vision and direction for the Heard, the committee heard from you, and read comments for the need to learn more about contemporary art. We are pleased to have Sherry Koopot,  a Master Docent from the Phoenix Art Museum speak to us.

If you did not get a chance to respond to Mary Endorf’s questionnaire on the 3 R’s of docent training, please see Mary or Joan Jasso who will have the questionnaire’s for you to fill out. Mary would like as much input as possible.

Please be sure that you will have attended 2 of the 3 Las Guias Tune Ups!

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Home Exhibit’s Art Fence
submitted by Beverly T. Watkins, Guild library volunteer

The colorful glass and ceramic “art fence” that greets visitors to the Home exhibit is one of the most popular pieces in the Heard Museum. It was a collaborative project designed by Tony Jojola from Isleta Pueblo and Rosemary Lonewolf from Santa Clara.

Tony Jojola is one of the foremost glass artists in the country today. He was first introduced to the technique of blowing molten glass when he was a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Later he apprenticed with Dale Chihuly, the renowned master of the medium. Together, in 1999, they established the Taos Glass Workshop to introduce the art form to Native Americans.

Rosemary Lonewolf grew up in a family of well-known ceramic artists.  Today she has had over 30 year’s experience with the medium. She uses the sgraffito or “etching” technique, in which she applies two layers of contrasting slip to an unfired piece and then scratches the top layer to reveal the underlying one.

The Heard Museum Library has additional information on both artists in the Native American Artists Resource Collection.

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

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