Happening Now


Due to recent circumstances the March Guild meeting set for Tuesday March 17th has been cancelled.  The main business of the March meeting is to present the slate of officers for 2020-2021. The proposed slate has been posted several times in Happening Now.  It is:

1. President-Jane Przeslica

    Nomination from the Floor

2. President-Elect-Maryann Fast

    Nomination from the Floor

3. Secretary-Dee Dowers

     Nomination from the Floor

4. Treasure-Richard Borgmann

     Nomination from the Floor

5.  Nominating Committee-John Miller

     Nomination from the Floor

Remember that if you wish to nominate someone for an officer position, you must secure their approval in advance.  Please send any nomination to me via email by March 31, 2020 in order for them to included on the ballot.  The election will be held at the Guild meeting on Wednesday April 15, 2020.
Executive Board
Sue Snyder


American Indian Student Art Show & Sale Postponed. New dates are from Friday, April 24th through Monday, April 27th.  Details for teachers and students HERE.


Slate of Candidates for Guild Year 2020/2021

The Guild Nominating Committee announces the slate of candidates for the Guild Year 2020 / 2021.

  • President: Ms. Jane Przeslica
  • President Elect: Ms. Maryann Fast
  • Secretary: Ms. Dee Dowers
  • Treasurer: Mr. Richard Borgmann
  • Nominating Committee: Mr. John Miller

The nominees will be presented at the March Guild Meeting. (Note: The March meeting will be held on Tuesday March 17th)

In accordance with the the nominating guidelines Nominations may be made from the floor at the March meeting provided consent of the nominee has been obtained.
Such floor nominees must meet the requirements listed in the Guild By-laws Article X, Sec. 3, Para. 2

Don Montrey – Nominating Committee Chair

Service Awards Nominations Are Now Open

In mid- March a committee of the current and past Guild presidents will meet to determine Guild Special Recognition and Special Achievement Awards recipients for 2019-2020, to be presented at the Guild Members’ Appreciation Dinner on April 22, 2020.  A Special Recognition Award recognizes a member’s time and dedication to an existing Guild project or program.  A Special Achievement Award recognizes a member’s contribution to an outstanding original Guild idea or Guild project.

If you wish to nominate a Guild member(s) for a Special Recognition or a Special Achievement Award, please email the name(s) plus a statement of your reasons for the nomination to Mary Endorf, Service Awards Chair maryendorf@comcast.net by 5:00 p.m. March 5.

Thank you for your nominations!

Mary Endorf
Service Awards Chair

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for March 2020

Observing March as National Women’s History Month developed as a logical expansion of International Women’sDay that has been celebrated since 1911 and commemorated on March 8th since 1917. According to the International Women’s Day website, “If we want women’s voices to be heard, we need to celebrate, support and lift up the books that contain them.” To honor this sentiment, the Library is featuring four books from the Native American literature in the Library collection that not only contain women, but are also written by Native American women authors. Deciding on only four works from the sizable number in the collection by female literary artists was challenging. These specific authors were chosen based upon the numerous works each has in the Library collection. Narrowing down the choices to a particular work by each author was influenced by a desire to demonstrate creativity across four different genres – a collection of essays, a memoir, a novel, and a collection of poetry. Currently on display in the public reading area of the Library, these selections are but a small act to honor the significant contribution made by women throughout history and to encourage more going forward. Please feel free to visit the Library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Library link located in the pull-down menu of the Education tab on the Heard Museum website.

Betty Murphy | Librarian

Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth
In defense of loose translations : an Indian life in a mainstream academic world
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018] ©2018
Heard call number PS3553.O5548 Z46 2018

Erdrich, Heid E.
Cell traffic : new and selected poems
Tucson, Az. : University of Arizona Press, c2012
Heard call number PS3555.R418 C45 2012

Glancy, Diane
In-between places : essays
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2005
Heard call number PS3557.L294 I5 2005
Silko, Leslie Marmon

Almanac of the dead : a novel
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1991
Heard call number PS3569.I44 A79 1991

Las Guias Happenings

Docent to Docent Presentation

Attention Las Guias: More Tips on Guiding with School Groups

We are glad to have the opportunity to offer yet another presentation that we had the pleasure of attending at the National Docent Symposium last October in Washington DC.

Heather created this presentation after several years of touring with children. She anticipated the need for additional tools for behavior management for herself and other docents.

Conscious Conflict Management: Transforming Discipline Issues into Teaching Moments

When: March 20th, 2020     1:00-2:30 pm
Where:  Encanto
Who: Heather Marek, Docent, Phoenix Art Museum

Again, this is not a mandatory presentation, but please send me an RSVP  so we can plan for seating.  Smehlem1@gmail.com     602-301-0673

Here’s to a successful Indian Market. Hope to see you all there and then again on March 20th. Sheila

From the New Exhibit Training Committee…

Looking Ahead to Larger Than Memory opening May 1:
One of the artists who will be featured in the new exhibit is Kent Monkman.
Two monumental new paintings by Kent are currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Here is a link to the article from the New York Times about his work — https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/arts/design/kent-monkman-metropolitan-museum.html.

Heard Museum Happenings

Members Extended Hours


We’re staying open late until 8 p.m. exclusively for Members on the third Thursday of the month beginning this November through April.


Contact Diane Leonte, Guild Communications at: communication@heardguild.org if you have a “Happening” that you want to share with Guild members.  We would love to hear from you.