Artifacts October 2014

Guild President Greetings

We are off to a great start of the Guild year! Our September meeting was well attended despite the threat of heavy rain. Many of our newest Guild members joined us and we hope that each of them felt warmly welcomed. We look forward to getting to know each of them better and to helping them find rewarding work within the Guild and Museum.

Starting with this month’s Artifacts, I will use this space to update you on what is happening within the Board and other committees. The biggest decision of the Board at our September meeting was to approve the Guild budget for 2014-15, which was then ratified by the membership at our September Guild meeting. We are also working on a variety of initiatives including:

  • A new member orientation program beginning this month at our October Guild meeting. New members will be invited to join President-Elect, Mary Endorf and Membership Coordinator, Carol Gunn in the pre-function area of Steele Auditorium before the start of our regular Guild meeting to talk about committee openings, events, volunteer job opportunities and more. New members will be contacted directly with more details.
  • Review and revision of our Bylaws and Policies. I want to thank the Guild members who volunteered to join Committee Chair Richard Borgmann on this important project. The committee expects to have a full report to the Board and then to the membership in January 2015.
  • A review of our Awards program is underway to ensure that it is meaningful to members and that we properly acknowledge the talents and dedication of our Guild. Awards Chair, Rod Passmore, is leading this effort.
  • A review of our scholarship program has been underway throughout the summer, led by Cathy Short, Scholarship Chair. A report and proposal will be presented to the Guild Board at our October meeting and will be shared with the membership at our general October meeting.
  • New member recruitment is a big topic for planning and discussion. We will be working on this throughout the coming months.

All of these initiatives are in addition to the Guild’s vibrant calendar of events and projects. There’s so much to do and so much fun to be had. I hope you will jump in and join us!!



October Guild Meeting – October 15

Todd_BostwickThe featured speaker is Todd Bostwick. Todd was the city of Phoenix’s archaeologist at Pueblo Grande for 21 years, and is currently senior research archaeologist for Verde Valley Archaeology Centre. He has published numerous articles and books on the history of the Southwest, its history and prehistory.

A frequent presenter at the Heard, Bostwick’s topic is “Salt and its Trade Throughout History,” which will include the Mayans, the Gulf of California and the Zuni Sacred Lake.


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

Refreshments will be provided by the Student Art Show and Sale Committee, which we greatly appreciate.


Can You Help!

Spanish Market: Mercado de las Arte – November 8-9

Spanish Market: Mercado de las Artes is a festive, casual, and friendly annual marketplace at the Heard.  The Guild provides the artist hospitality and needs your help.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare breakfast, host the breakfast stations, and push carts of snacks and water around the campus.  Shifts are available both Saturday and Sunday, early morning, morning, and afternoon.  Donations of food items are also appreciated.

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 at:  to volunteer or with questions.  Please include your phone number in your email.  It is the wonderful, giving nature of our Guild members that make events like Spanish Market such a success!

SPECIAL REQUEST: The Museum Accounting department needs cashiers for Spanish Market, Saturday Nov 8th and Sunday Nov 9th .

  • Volunteer to work full or half days, your choice.
  • Classes will be held before start of shift on taking cash, checks and credit cards.
  • Backups needed for each day who will relieve for lunches and restroom breaks and assist with paperwork, if needed.
  • One or two volunteers who work the Fair doing cash runs to assist .

Please contact Lynne Warren in Accounting directly,



Staff Appreciation Luncheon – November 7, 2014 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Help set up, serve, and clean-up (two shifts: 10am to 12:30 pm and 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Lunch included)

Food Donations – main dishes, salads or sides, desserts
Cash Donations – $$$

SPECIAL PROJECT!!!!: Write a personal thank you note (or two) to an individual staff member(s). Contact me by email (above) or at 623-556-1430. Tell me whom you would like to thank or let me suggest someone. I can give you a Guild notecard or use your own. All notecards need to be returned to me by Friday, October 24. Specific instructions when you pick up a name. Let’s have a huge showing of Guild “Attitude of Gratitude”

Contact/email: Lucille Shanahan,

Library Book and Treasure Sale – December 5 -7, 2014

The book and treasure sale is also looking for volunteers to help with the sale as well as assist with the set-up two days prior and the take-down following the event. Please e-mail Mary Lou Bailey at or sign-up at the October Guild meeting if you can help.

Artists Hospitality Committee Chair

The hospitality provided to the Fair Artists by this committee does not go unnoticed. The Artists have expressed, year after year, how much they appreciate the way they are taken care of at the Heard Indian Fair & Market. The Artists Hospitality Committee is responsible for providing refreshments for the artists at the Fair, which includes morning coffee and breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon snacks. Bottled water is made available at all times. The Artists Hospitality Chair may recruit other committees to help share the workload. They, in turn, recruit volunteers to assist in the preparation, packaging, and distribution of refreshments during the two- day event. Guild members are asked to donate food for the event. Contact John & Sally Neurenberg at:

The Pai Tribes Short Course

Pai_People 300The three half-day sessions will focus on the history, culture, and art of the Pai tribes. The sessions will be led by a senior Las Guias member with a presentation by tribal member(s).
Location: Monte Vista Room
Time: 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Click here for more information or contact Connie Thornton to register:


Guild Trips

Santa Fe Tour – Nov. 10-16, 2014  – SOLD OUT
Alamos, Mexico International Music Festival — Jan. 24-30, 2015 – SOLD OUT

Santa Fe! — December 8-14, 2014 Winter_in_Santa_FeDue to popularity of Santa Fe trips, a second one had been added. Join the Heard Guild for a week long travel “Ed-Venture” to the soul of the Southwest, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Led by renowned Indian art dealer and local Tucson legend, Mark Bahti. Mark has spent a lifetime traveling native lands of the southwest, collecting countless pieces which are showcased in his Tucson and Santa Fe galleries. His knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed as he provides unique insights into the lives and work of native craftspeople and their historical significance. Highlights: Santo Domingo Guadalupe Feast Day, Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch.

Visits with artists from Santa Clara and Picuris Pueblos, and many special gallery receptions & museum experiences. We will stay six nights at the Inn at Loretto, within walking distance of the Plaza of Santa Fe. Most of the admissions and meals in this tour are included in this tour. Click here for more information or contact Shelley Mowrey at:


Guild’s Kino Heritage Tour Trip — Mar. 19-21, 2015 Kino_Trip4 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
Click here to see flyer.
Click here for Registration Form.

For more details, contact Shelley Mowry at:


Navajo Weaving Trade An Artist’s Perspective– 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:


Education Ketoh

Ketoh - Mission San CarlosCalifornia Missions: Road to Salvation or Another Trail of Tears Wednesday, October 15, 1:00 pm, Encanto Room Presenter: Lucille Shanahan Contact: Sue Snyder, 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.  FREE and open to all Guild members and the public.

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Heard Guild Explores Day Trip

Heard Guild Explores Heads North in October (Guild Members Only)

Enjoy the beauty of Northern Arizona in autumn with a Heard Guild Explores day trip to Wupatki National Monument and historic Cameron Trading Post.

The trip will be a full day of fun and learning.  We will depart from the museum at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27, and head straight to Wupatki. After exploring the ruins, we will go to Cameron for a late lunch, returning to Phoenix by 7:00 p.m.

Starting this year, we are combining Heard Guild Explores programs with Las Guias class field trips. This is a good way to give Guild members more learning opportunities. And, since more participants means a lower per-person cost for the bus, combining the two groups will reduce expenses for everyone.

The cost of this trip will be $50 per person, plus $15 for lunch (which will include tax and tip). There is an entrance fee of $5.00 at Wupatki. Guild members who have a federal Senior Pass (formerly the Golden Eagle Pass) are urged to bring their pass, which will not only admit them, but three others as well.

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki_Natl_MonumentHuman history in the Wupatki area north of Flagstaff spans at least 10,000 years. But only for a time, in the 1100s, was the landscape densely populated. During that period, Wupatki was a large and influential site built and inhabited by Ancestral Pueblo people.

Then, as now, agriculture was based mainly on corn and squash raised from the arid land without irrigation. The area also became a trading center, with visitors bringing in exotic items like turquoise, shell jewelry, copper bells, and parrots. Wupatki flourished as a meeting place of different cultures. By 1250, however, the site was permanently abandoned. President Calvin Coolidge established the National Monument in 1924 to preserve these fascinating and meaningful ruins.

There are many settlement sites scattered throughout the monument. Wupatki (pictured), which means “Tall House” in the Hopi language, is a multistory pueblo dwelling having more than 100 rooms. During our visit to the monument, we will have a ranger-led tour of five prehistoric pueblos: Wupatki, Lomaki, Wukoki, Citadel, and Nalakihu.  If time allows, you make also make the half-mile walk up Doney Mountain Trail to the top of the cinder cone for spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Cameron Trading Post

Cameron_Trading_PostAround 1911, brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson established Cameron Trading Post near a newly constructed bridge over the Little Colorado River. At that time, the post was used mainly by the Navajo and Hopi to barter wool, blankets, and livestock for dry goods. Today, Cameron has a large gift shop for tourists, but also hosts a separate gallery that offers extraordinary works of art by Native American masters from the past and present.

To register for this event, contact Catherine Meschter at or Sue Snyder at

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Help us Grow
Our members are vibrant and fully engaged in doing what they love and at the same time supporting The Heard Museum. What makes our Guild so special is our active volunteers joining committees and using their talents to help bring a project to fruition, while at the same time making new friends.If you are not an active member of the Guildtake a moment to read the“Why I Love the Guild” stories written by our members. The stories might spark an idea or encourage you to try a new or different way to volunteer at the Heard. We are sure you will find  a sense of camaraderie in joining with like minded people in the committee(s) of your choice:

  • Museum Guides
  • Membership
  • Travel
  • Indian Fair & Market
  • Student Art Sale and Show
  • Library Book Sale
  • Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Museum Shop
  • Museum Library
  • Information Desk

Ready to Get Involved? Contact Carol Gunn:

Already an active volunteer? Please take a few minutes to write a couple of paragraphs about why you love being a member of the Heard Guild. Tell Your Story HERE.
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October 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.

I_am_the_Grand_canyonNorth Scottsdale Guild Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10:00 am at the home of Mary & Lynn Endorf. The October book selection for the Northeast Book Club is:
I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People  by Stephen Hirst.

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

Caleb's_CrossingWest Valley Guild Book Club will Meet on Friday, October 10th at 10 the home of Regina Rogers.
The book selection for the West Valley Book club is: Caleb’s Crossing by G. Brooks

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

UprisingCentral Phoenix Guild Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 2:00pm at the home of A.J. Dickey.

The October book selection for the Central Phoenix Book Club chapter is: Uprising by Jake Page

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

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Welcome New Guild Members

Doris Findling
Harvey Fo

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2015 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market – Best of Show Drawing

This year’s theme: CELEBRATING THE ART OF BASKETRY Tickets for all Fair activities go on sale Oct. 1 at the Heard’s Admissions Desk and on Dec. 1 by phone, mail and online. Prizes will be on display in the Museum lobby starting Oct. 1. BOS Drawing Prizes Montage
This year’s BOS Reception Drawing features four great pieces of art: 1st Prize – Preston Singletary (Tlingit), glass basket, donated by the artist. 2nd Prize – Elsie Holiday (Navajo), “Changing Woman” basket. 3rd Prize – Roland Begay (Navajo), pin/pendant and earring set, wedding basket design in silver and copper. 4th Prize – Anisa Brown (Pima), a submission to the 2014 Student Art Show & Sale, Pima butterfly basket. Just 600 tickets will be sold, and last year’s tickets were completely sold out, so buy now. Learn More about the BOS Drawing Prizes Artists HERE.

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The Guild’s Book and Treasure Sale, Dec. 5-7

We are looking for a lot more books, jewelry and volunteers.

The Heard Museum Guild Library Book and Treasure Sale is in great need of hard and softback books and any piece of jewelry ranging from costume to Native American pieces.

Any book or jewelry donated to the book and treasure sale is greatly appreciated. Please bring your items to the Heard’s loading dock.

All profits will go to the Heard’s Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives.

The book and treasure sale is also looking for volunteers to help with the sale as well as assist with the set-up two days prior and the take-down following the event. Please e-mail Mary Lou Bailey at or sign-up at the October Guild meeting 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 Saturday, Dec. 6, the middle day of the sale.

Besides storytelling throughout Arizona, she has presented as far away as China.

The 18th annual book and 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 Saturday, 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 Sunday.

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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.

Holiday Brunch

Chair Barbara D’Alessio invites Guild Members to save the date –Wednesday December 10th — for the annual Holiday Brunch. 9:30/12:30. More details to follow next month.
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What’s Happening at The Heard Museum

Native + You: First Friday — Oct. 3 — ‘Cruise Control at the Heard’
Native_+_YouThe Heard’s popular evening series, Native + You, or NU, is back, during First Fridays.In October, the theme is “Cruise Control at the Heard.” See fabulous lowriders and visit the Heard’s galleries!

Enjoy the groovings of DJ Randy Boogie and watch a series of breakdancing performances featuring the likes of Remind (style elements / WOME), Nate the Killa Robot (fresh descendents / XFRX), Vo Vera (rebel antes / sacred G’s), JLeigh (experimental earth movement ) and a special dance and spoken word performance by Jade Catron.

A photo booth featuring Hispanic artist Lalo Cota‘s LEGO brick lowrider car and mural, “Cruising Central,” from the Heard’s popular summer exhibit, BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard, above, will be available. You will be able to pose “cruising” Central Avenue, as once was the Friday and Saturday night thing to do in central Phoenix.
All Details HERE.
Simon Ortiz/Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture & Community
Sandy_OsawaThursday Oct.16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Featuring Filmaker Sandy Osawa (Makah) Sandy Osawa is currently the co-owner of Upstream Productions in Seattle, Washington, and her work explores American Indian political issues as well as the unique, positive cultural and artistic contributions of Indian people today.” Open and Free to the Public.


The New Living History of Fred Harvey, the Santa Fe and the Great Southwest: A Panel Discussion
Friday, Oct. 24 2014 11:00 am – 1:00pm

This lively panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the past and future of research on Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter, Native art and the Santa Fe railroad starts at 11:30 a.m. (A book-signing precedes the panel at 11 a.m.)

Panelists include Stephen Fried, author of the recent best-selling historical biography Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West — One Meal at a Time; Diana Pardue, Heard Museum Curator of Collections (who curated the museum’s landmark Fred Harvey show in 1996 that reinvigorated research in all things Harvey); and Dr. Paul Hirt, Arizona State University associate professor of history, historian of the American West and an expert on the nature and history of the Grand Canyon.

Co-sponsored by the Heard Museum and Arizona State University.

Stephen_Fried_001A limited quantity of Stephen Fried’s book, Appetite For America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West — One Meal at a Time, will be available for purchase at this event. To ensure getting a copy, please call Books & More at 602.251.0258 to pre-pay for each copy. Copies will be held for pick up at any time before the event. Book purchasers must be present at (or send a friend to) the event to have the book signed.

New Exhibit Opening: Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison
George_Morrision_PaintingSaturday Oct.25, 2014, Jacobson Gallery The exhibition surveys the prolific career of Chippewa artist George Morrison (1919–2000), a distinctive and well-loved artist whose works bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection and draw from his physical and spiritual homelands — speaking to both American urban settings and to the solitude of Northern Minnesota.
Details HERE.

Panel Discussion: “Conversation on American Indian Art”

Join us on Oct.25 11 am – 12 pm the public opening day of “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison,” for a panel discussion, “Conversation on American Indian Art,” followed by book-signing.

Panelists for the discussion, held in the Monte Vista Room, are:

  • Kristin Makholm, executive director of Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • W. Jackson Rushing III, professor of art history and chair of Native American Art at the University of Oklahoma, curator of this exhibit
  • Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee), former professor of art at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., who wrote a catalogue foreword titled, “The Visit,” to “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison

Following the discussion, from noon to 1 pm, a jazz trio, Earthtones, will perform in the Nichols Sculpture Garden.

Details HERE.

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Shop Amazon and Support the Heard Museum

Amazon_SmileShopping 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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Upcoming Events

  • October 8 – Central Phoenix Book Club Meets
  • October 9 – Northeast Book Club Meets
  • October 15 –  General Guild Meeting – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • October 15 – 1 pm – 3 pm Ketoh: The California Missions: Road to Salvation or Another Trail of Tears?
    Open to all Guild members & Public.
  • October 16 – Pai Tribes Session #1
  • Ocotber 23 – Pai Tribes Session #2
  • October 24 – New Exhibit Opening: Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison
  • October 24 – The New Living History of Fred Harvey, the Santa Fe and the Great Southwest: A Panel Discussion with Stephen Fried, Diana Pardue, Dr. Paul Hirt.
  • October 16 – Pai Tribes Session #3
  • Nov. 7 –  Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Nov. 8-9 – Spanish Market:Mercado de las Arte
  • Dec. 10 – Holiday Brunch

Recommended Reading for Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Exhibit:

  • Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison by W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm
  • Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art by George Morrison as told to Margot Fortunato Galt
  • Native Modernism: The Art of George Morrison and Allan Houser by Truman T. Lowe

Details for all Upcoming Events on Guild Calendar.

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