Happening Now


April 25, 2022

President’s Message

I am honored to have been elected President of the Heard Guild and am looking forward to an exciting and eventful new Heard Guild year.

I want to thank Jane Przeslica for her outstanding leadership during the past two years that she served as President. In dealing with the pandemic, she successfully innovated zoom meetings which she hosted with cheerfulness and positivity.

This is the new Guild Board that will serve you for the 2022-23 Calendar year:

Heard Guild Board 2022-23

President – John Miller
President-Elect – Shelley Mowry
Treasurer – Newton Linebaugh
Secretary – Connie Thornton
Nominating Committee Chair – Anita Hicks
Past President – Jane Przeslica
Parliamentarian – Jim Szabo

Education Co-ordinators – Linda Hefter & Jackie Stubbs
Museum Services Co-ordinator – Jane Sanford
Membership Services Co-ordinator – Carol Seidberg
Guild Programs Co-ordinator – Barbara Sparman
Student Art Co-ordinators – Sue Snyder & Stephany Madsen
Guild Technology Chair – Dan Dolan
Indian Fair & Market Chair – OPEN

Volunteer Need:Indian Fair & Market Chair  
We still have not been able to recruit a Chair or Co-Chairs for next year’s Indian Fair and Market. We also do not have a chair for the Exhibitors committee which handles all of the artists.  If you have an interest in helping the Heard in these significant roles, please contact me at  johnmilleraz@cox.net.

In closing, I want to say that we have had a wonderful Heard Guild year and are already making plans for future volunteer and educational activities.  We will have one more issue of Happening Now in mid May before our summer break. We also hope to have some special events this summer.

Thank you for your ongoing strong support of the Heard Museum and Guild,

John Miller

Guild Board New Treasurer

Newton was born and raised in York, PA, lived in FL (Miami and the Tampa Bay area) for 32 years and Denver, CO for 3 years.  He and his partner, Frank Vickory, have been together almost 20 years and they moved to Scottsdale in the summer of 2020 and love it here.  Newton’s Alma Mater is Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.

Newton retired from the New York Yankees as Director of Payroll in 2015 and has been filling his time with traveling and being a master gardener in FL, CO and now AZ.  He recently joined the Guild and helped with staging and set up of the 2022 Heard Guild Indian Art Fair & Market.  In addition to being Treasurer, he is planning to be part of the next Las Guias class beginning in the fall of 2022.

He is looking forward to contributing to the Guild in various ways.  Newton’s Bio.

Information Desk looking for Volunteers

The Information Desk is looking for more volunteers.  Do you know someone who might be interested?  It’s a great entry to volunteering at the museum. There is a 1 hour training session. You need to become familiar with the layout of the museum and be happy to help answer basic questions from the visitors (what are the current exhibits, and where are they).  You can also pick your own shifts.  Call or email Jane Sanford if interested – 602.363.8994 or email: janephxrealestate@gmail.com.

Guild Programs Presents

Please join Guild Programs Presents on Tuesday, April 26 from 10a.m. to 11:30a.m in Steele Auditorium for a photo journey to two indigenous communities north and south of our border.

Diane Reesor, Guild Library volunteer and her husband David, acclaimed photographers and world travelers, will share their photos of:

Canada’s Salish First Nation POW WOW, a colorful, enthusiastic gathering and the home of Chief Dan George.  Photo presentation is 30 mins plus 15 mins. Q&A.

15 minute break, followed by:

Northern Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians in a remote village of Copper Canyon celebrating Easter, their most important event of the year.

Photo Presentation, 15 mins plus 15 mins Q&A.

There is no charge for the opportunity to share and experience these two cultural events.

Please come and bring a friend.  We would love to see you.

Anita Hicks & Shelley Mowry

Heard Guild Explores is Back

We will visit the Museum of the West in Scottsdale for a private Docent led tour of the exhibit: Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of  Edward S. Curtis on Friday, May 13thThis Exhibit is one of the largest collections of Curtis material with a breadth and depth rarely presented in a single exhibition.

There is a collection of his famous photogravures along with a detailed explanation of the photogravure processes used to publish this body of work, in addition to a biography of his life.

Tour:We will gather in the Museum lobby at 10:00am. The tour will start at 10:15am and will last 45 minutes, the remaining 45 minutes will be free time to see other exhibits including the large Nampeyo Hopi pottery collection.

Lunch: We will walk across the street for lunch at the Canopy Hotel by Hilton for a group lunch at 11:45am. I will pay non-member admission fees before we start the tour. Price: The tour is complimentary for Museum of the West Members. Non-members is $14.00. Lunch is $26.00 plus 25% service tee and 8.5% tax for a total of $35.00 dollars. No extra tipping is needed. I will pay for all of the lunches as a group.

Parking: There is free parking around the museum and in the parking garage beneath the museum.

Register: You will need to register with Kurt Kahlenbeck here: Registration Form

  • Lunch Selection will be indicated on registration form and where to mail your check.
  • Member’s cost for lunch: $35.00
  • Non-members cost for tour and lunch: $49.00
  • Any questions please contact Kurt Kahlenbeck at: kurt_dipont@hotmail.com.

Kurt Kahlenbeck, Heard Guild Explores Chair