Artifacts – November, 2014

Guild President Greetings

How exciting to have a full house for our October Guild meeting! We had a great opportunity to greet new and returning members, mingle with Museum Circles members, hear a fascinating talk on Salt, and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and Guild activities. I heard fabulous feedback on our new member orientation program, which preceded the Guild meeting. This meet and greet will continue each month and we look forward to getting to know and engage all of our new members. Also new at the Guild meeting, Board members are now wearing ribbons with our name tags so members can more easily find us to share comments, suggestions, or just come say hello. We want you to know that we are working hard to get to know our membership and involve as many people as possible in all aspects of Guild activity.

What’s happening at the Board? At our October meeting the Board approved the scholarship committee’s proposal for a pilot program for Heard Museum intern scholarships. Please take time to read the article in this issue for a description of the exciting new partnership between the Guild, Museum, and ASU in furthering our goal to help college age students achieve their career dreams. The full scholarship committee report will be posted in our member’s only section of our website. The scholarship committee, led by Cathy Short, did a fabulous job of evaluating and exploring options to strengthen our scholarship program’s effectiveness.

As the Fall season swings into full action, many requests are coming your way for volunteer involvement with the Guild and Museum. At our last Board meeting, we discussed ways to bring more people into committee and Board leadership. It’s a discussion that will be ongoing as we work to strengthen the Guild, but we need your help too.

The more I think about it, the more being involved in the Guild feels like swimming. I’m not an athlete and while I like the pool, I am more likely to slowly dip in my toes to test the water than to dive head first into the deep end. I think going slowly will be easier, but truthfully, some days I just don’t get any further. Inching my way in can just take too long. But, if I would just take the plunge, in less than a minute or two, I’d be totally immersed and happy splashing about. Volunteering can be like that too. Problem is, if you don’t jump in, you won’t know what you are missing. So take the plunge – get more involved – you’ll be so glad you did!!



Welcome New Guild Members

Xanath Flanders
Anne O`Brien
Marian Reichert
Catherine Robertson
Nima Soltani
Carolyn Thomas


November Guild Meeting – November 19

Best_of_Show_Kenneth_Williams_2014Ken Williams Jr. (Senaca/Arapho). Ken was the Best of Show, Best of Show winner in 2014 at the Heard Museum Indian Market.  His remarkable beadwork delighted and amazed all of us.

Ken runs the ‘Case Trading Post’ at the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe.

Ken is a young, most affable individual. This will be a most enjoyable presentation.


  • 9:30 am for socializing
  • 10 -11 am for our speaker
  • 11 – 11:30 am business meeting

Refreshments will be provided by the Heard Guild Board of Directors, which we greatly appreciate.


Student Intern Scholarships

On behalf of the Guild, the Board is delighted to announce a new pilot program for student scholarships. The Guild scholarship committee, led by Cathy Short, spent several months conducting a comprehensive review of our long-standing program and researching alternatives for strengthening our outreach and support for Native American college students.

The committee’s research overwhelmingly showed that while many scholarship opportunities exist for Native students, the most pressing and valuable need is for paid intern scholarships that provide professional work opportunities.  In some cases, this is a graduation requirement. Intern scholarships contribute to both increased graduation rates and job potential. Working in partnership, the Guild, the Museum, and ASU American Indian Student Support Services, our new program will provide 4-5 Guild-funded intern scholarships for work at the Heard each semester, starting in Spring 2015.

ASU will take an active role in mentoring the students and evaluating their intern experience and its impact on their academic success.  Monies earned by the Native students can be used for their highest priority financial need, including tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other living expenses.  With over 2,000 Native students and an established support program, ASU is uniquely positioned to work with the Museum and the Guild to maximize the value of the Guild funding to students.  With the students on our campus, many of us will get to meet and work with them and to experience first-hand the important contribution we are making to their future success.

Note card sales are the funding source for this project making it easy and fun for all of us to play a supporting role for our student intern scholars.

The Guild Library Book & Treasure Sale

In only one month the Guild will present it’s second largest fundraiser: the Library Book & Treasure Sale.

The sale is on Dec. 5, 6 and 7.

Both Guild members and the general public donate jewelry, books and art that are then sold. All profits go to the Heard’s Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives.

We are VERY short of all types of jewelry, especially Native American pieces. Please look for jewelry that you no longer wear and enjoy and consider sharing it with the Library Book & Treasure. Your gift will be someone else’s treasure!

The sale is also requesting additional donations of books and art.

Besides donations, we need abled-bodied men and women to set up tables and set out books on Wed., Dec. 3 and Thurs., Dec. 4. Please e-mail Mary Lou Bailey if you can help.

Esther Jepson Doetsch will share non-native spellbinding adult and children’s stories from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 6, the middle day of the sale.

The 18th Annual Book & Treasure Sale will begin at noon on Friday, Dec. 5, for Heard Museum members only. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the sale will be open to the general public in conjunction with First Friday.

On Sat., Dec. 6, the event will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Steele Auditorium and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun. in Steele Auditorium.

If you have donations, please contact Louise Wakem at


November 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.

Turning_the_FeatherNortheast Valley Book Club’s November Book selection is: “Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art by George Morrison”. They will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 6, at the home of Judith Dobbs.

If you would like to join or find out what the chapter is reading next month, contact Linda Hefter:

UprisingCentral Phoenix Book Club will meet in the Courtyard at the Heard on Wed. Nov 12  at 1:00.  The book is “The Uprising” by Jake Page.

If you would like to join or find out what the chapter is reading next month, contact Jackie Kemmer:


“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 Special Presentations

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.

Can You Help?

VOLUNTEER: Spanish Market

Guild needs Volunteers:

  • When: November 8-9
  • Shift Times: Full or half days, early morning, morning, afternoon
  • Tasks:  Help prepare breakfast, host the breakfast stations, and push carts of snacks and water around the campus
  • Contact: Cathy Short Please include your phone number in your email.
  • Donations needed: Individual bottles of water, Sunny-D, and juice are needed. Snacks are always in demand, including individually packaged items such as granola bars, carrots, apples, nuts, dried fruit, cookies, and more. There will be a box in the Guild room for donated items.

Contact Cathy Short HERE.

Museum Accounting Department Needs Volunteers

  • When: November 8-9
  • Shift Times: Full or Half days
  • Tasks:  We will have a class before the start of the shift on taking cash, checks and credit cards. We also need a backup for each day who will relieve for lunches and restroom breaks and assist with, if necessary, on the paperwork. If one or 2 of the volunteers would like to assist with cash runs, that would be great. Volunteers are especially needed in the afternoon on both days.
  • Contact: Lynne Warren or 602-251-0225.

Museum Visitor Services Needs Volunteers to Greet Guests

  • When: November 8-9
  • Shift Times: Full or Half days. Morning Shift: 9:45am – 1:00pm, Afternoon Shift: 12:45pm – 4:00pm
  • Tasks:Volunteers will join staff at tables near the entrance to assist with placing wristbands on visitors and to ensure that no visitor enters the campus without checking in with the Visitor Services and Guild members stationed at the entrances. Visitor Services also needs assistance providing directions and support to visitors as they enter the Market. Volunteers will receive a brief orientation upon check-in.
  • Contact: Cathy Ruvinov or 602.251.0213


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.


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


Guild Trips

Guild’s Kino Heritage Tour Trip

Kino_TripWhen: Mar. 19-21, 2015 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:


Ancestral Pueblo People – Anasazi

HovenweepWhen: April 25-29, 2015 Mesa Verde National Park. 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.



Navajo Weaving Trade An Artist’s Perspective

Navajo_WeaverWhen:May 2015, dates (TBA) 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, Contact: Shelley Mowry at:

Save the Date

Dec 10th: Holiday Brunch, in Steele Auditorium

  • Social 9:30am
  • Brunch 10:00am
  • Program to follow


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.


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  • 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!!

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 4,  6:00pm – 8:30pm Cahuilla/Serrano elder Ernest Siva named 11th recipient of Spirit of the Heard Award
  • Nov. 5, 9:30am-12:00pm Dorrance Conference Room– Guild Board Meeting
  • Nov. 6, 10:00am – Northeast Book Club Meets. Contact Linda Hefter for
  • Nov. 7, 11:30am-2:00pm Monte Vista room – Guild Staff Appreciation Luncheon The Heard Museum Guild honors the Museum staff each year at this festive and fun event. Contact Lucille Shanahan for details:
  • Nov.  7, 6:00pm – 8:30pm  First Friday: Native + You – ‘Stories & Jazz in Arizona
  • Nov. 8 & 9, 9:30am – 5:00pm Spanish Market: Mercado de las Artes
  • Nov. 10 – 16, Guild Santa Fe Trip
  • Nov. 11, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Veterans Day Observance at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial
  • Nov. 12, Central Phoenix Book club Meets. Contact Jackie Kemmer for
  • Nov. 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm American Indian Arts & Artifacts Appraisal Day at Sagewood
  • Nov. 19, 9:30am – 11:30am Steele Auditorium – Guild General Meeting
  • Nov. 28-30 – Ornament Marketplace at the Heard Museum Shops
  • Dec. 5, 10:00am – Golf Tournament
  • Dec 10th: Holiday Brunch, in Steele Auditorium