Happening Now

Guild meeting: February 20th  – Steele Auditorium 9:30am-11:30am

Robert Doyle, Canyon Records

Robert Doyle of Canyon Records, a long time supporter of the Fair, will be the guest speaker for the February 20 Guild meeting.

He will introduce Aaron White, flutist, who will perform for 30 minutes that morning.

There will also be a small presentation to celebrate Robert’s 20 years of working with the fair. 

Mr. Doyle will discuss the fair, his work with Hoop Dance, and his photography.  


Only 2 Weeks To Go!!!!




Time is running out and these committees need help:

Silent Auction (Getting desperate!) Friday night and Saturday all-day: (2 hr shifts, No hot sun!) Monitor activity in Encanto as people come in to view auction items. Volunteers will be trained to assist people with registering and bidding on their smartphone. (Volunteers with a tech-savvy, polite and patient young person, welcome!) Sunday: Assist winning bidders who come to pick up their pieces. Pack up remaining items. Assist with tear-down. Contact Cathy Robertson at cateshouse@rushpost.com
Exhibitors Committee: Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 12:30 p.m. – placing the table packets on the artists tables (need 6-8 people) Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – three to four people to circulate in the artists areas to field questions while the artists are setting up Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. support in the Artists services tent. Contact Becky Comstock, racomstock@cox.net
Best of Show Security: (no sitting)  Shift 2 and 3 on Friday evening. Contact Judy Pykare jpykare@mac.com
Artists Hospitality Especially Sunday afternoon. Contact Jackie Stubbs, jackiecstubbs@sbcglobal.net
Admissions 1. Line managers: Must be able to stand for 3 or 4 hours to direct people to the next available cashier. Needed: Friday evening 4:45 – 6 p.m. and 5:55 – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday morning or afternoon available—we really need help in the afternoons. 2. Register: Deb Benoit will hold 2 brief training sessions on the cash register. Contact Anna Flynn at fairchair@heardguild.org or 928.899.6073—text or call. We need you to ask family, friends, and neighbors to put in some volunteer time, too. The benefit for them is that they get to get into the Fair for FREE just for giving a little of their time. If you have questions or need help in contacting a Fair Chair, please contact me, Richard Borgmann, Volunteer Placement Chair, at fairvolunteers@heardguild.org.

Fair Volunteer Badges

Name Badge Distribution

2019 white Fair badges are required for volunteers to enter the Fair on Saturday and Sunday.  Volunteers who have not received their white Fair name badges at Pre-Fair functions must come to the Volunteer Placement Booth at the Central Avenue entrance on Saturday or Sunday.  The booth will be open at 5:30 AM on Saturday and 6:30 AM on Sunday. 

There are various colored name badges that are required for certain areas Pre-Fair, before the weekend, and at Best of Show events.  Volunteers at Pre-Fair activities will receive their colored name badge AND, at the same time, a white Fair badge with lanyard.  The white Fair badge is the one they need to enter the Fair on Saturday or Sunday. They can enter the Fair at either Monte Vista or Central Avenue.

White Fair badges with lanyards for Fair Chairs, Food Vendors, Signage Volunteers, Operations Volunteers, Staging Requests, and Fair Chair Special Requests:

These will be available at the Guild General and Fair Chair meetings on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Juried Competition and Judges pin-on pink badges AND white Fair badges on lanyards:

These will be delivered to the Juried Comp room on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Best of Show Admissions and Fashion Show yellow and white Fair badges, back-to-back, on lanyards,

Best of Show Security green pin-on badges AND white Fair badges on lanyards, and

Best of Show Silent Auction blue pin-on badges AND white Fair badges on lanyards:

These will be available in the Guild Room after noon on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Guild Volunteer Aprons

The Guild provides a free apron to all Guild Members who volunteer during the Indian Fair & Market, Student Art Show and Sale, the sale of Note Cards and helping with the Artist Hospitalities throughout the year.  They are one size fits all with an adjustable neck strap and pockets.  They are yours to keep and use over & over.  They will be available during the January and February Guild Meetings.  They are very good for letting our visitors know you are a member of the volunteer arm of the Heard Museum, willing & able to answer their questions and give directions.  They also let the visitors see how strong our Guild is and might encourage them to join in the fun and become members. 

For those Guild Members who have received and signed for their aprons sometime in the past 10 years  whose aprons have grown legs and disappeared, you may purchase a replacement for $10, the Guild’s cost of the aprons. 

Remember to come by to pick it up during the January or February Guild Meetings.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me. 

“De” Bachmann 480-502-9704 dbachmann1@cox.net

Guild Happenings

Record Your Volunteer Hours!

Deadline Alert! The deadline for recording your volunteer hours is March 31!  If you want your hours to be counted this year they must be entered by March 31, 2019.  Anything after March 31 goes toward the following year.  Volunteer hours are important!  They help us receive grants: they help you receive awards and they help the Guild celebrate and honor the hard work of our volunteers.  Please enter your hours on the Guild website.  Feel free to contact me at maryendorf@comcast.net if you have questions regarding entering your volunteer hours. Mary Endorf Guild Service Award Chair

March Guild Meeting

Ricardo Cate’

Ricardo Cate’

Creator of Without Reservations, the only Native American cartoon published in a mainstream newspaper as a daily, Ricardo has been drawing his cartoon since 2006 for the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.

Once dubbed as a racist cartoon, Without Reservations is now the number one cartoon in the New Mexican. Ricardo, from Santo Domingo Pueblo and father of three, served in the Marine Corp and taught 7th-8th grade social studies on his reservation.

He now enjoys speaking at high schools and colleges around the country to share his unique stories.


Great Field Trip Opportunity – There are only 4 seats left  

The Las Guias Training Class is taking a field trip on April 11, 2019. We are visiting the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center in Topawa south of Sells, and the Arizona State Museum on the U of A campus in Tucson. We have room for 20 Guild Members (must be a Guild Member!) in the chartered bus. The trip will be an all day, about 12 hours, round trip from the Heard. Please contact Joan Jasso, jassojoan@cox.net by March 20th if you are interested, or have questions. More details will be forthcoming.

“The Heard Museum Guild: 60 years With Volunteers”

It is an honor to announce that the book “The Heard Museum Guild: 60 years With Volunteers”  is now ready for purchase by members and friends of the Guild.  This book is a history of the Guild especially highlighting the period following the last Guild history book that was published in 1997.  Guild member Beverly Watkins is the author and the book will be on sale at the February and March Guild monthly meetings for $5.00. Thank you to Beverly Watkins for searching and writing this very important book.

Service Awards Nominations Are Now Open

In mid March, a committee of the current Guild President and the past Guild Presidents will meet to determine Guild Special Recognition and Special Achievement Awards for 2018-2019, to be presented at the Guild Member Appreciation Dinner on April 24, 2019.

A Special Recognition Award recognizes a member’s time and dedication to an existing Guild project.  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 at maryendorf@comcast.net by 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019.

Mary Endorf Heard Guild Service Award Chair

Fair Chair News

Indian Fair & Market News Anna Flynn, Chair fairchair@heardguild.org 928.899.6073 (text or call) Two weeks to go! We will have rack cards at the February Guild meeting for those who want to take some to a retirement community, resort/hotel or other location with foot traffic. We still need volunteers so grab a slot before they are gone. Thank you to each and everyone one of you for contributing to the 61st Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market!
You Can Still Be a Friend of the Fair We are thrilled to have reached our ribbon fundraising goal. You still have an opportunity to support our Fair artists. At the first Fair in 1959, Guild members cooked dinner for hundreds of artists and Guild members and their families on Friday night. We continue this tradition of hospitality (fortunately with the help of a caterer), by providing tickets to the Best of Show Reception to Fair artists. The cost of these tickets is covered by general Fair revenue. Any additional Friend of the Fair donations will help offset this cost. These donations will also help us increase the probability of greater net proceeds and a larger gift to the Heard. Donate online at http://www.heard.org/fair/support/donate/. Or mail a check to the Guild Treasurer, Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004. Or contact Fundraising Chair IlgaAnn Bunjer at 602.438.4384 or ilgaann@centurylink.net or give her your donation at the February Guild meeting.
Volunteer Tickets for Best of Show Volunteers on Friday night have 2 choices: 1. Work and NOT eat. NO TICKET required. 2. Work and EAT. Buy TICKET at volunteer rate ($40). Tickets will be collected at the entrance gates. We need returned tickets to get a count for record-keeping and bill paying.
To purchase BOS tickets: 1.  Buy in person from any staff member at the admissions desk. 2.  Call the admissions desk at 602.252.8840. Pick up at admissions or at will-call. 3.  Call Deborah Benoit (probably not the fastest way) at 602.251.0213. Pick up at admissions or at will-call. WILL-CALL is at the FRONT entrance – not the East Gate (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Merchandise—It’s here! John Nesbitt will be selling t-shirts at the February Guild meeting. Look for an article in the upcoming Official Fair Guide about printmaker Jacob Meders (Mechoopda – Maidu) and the image he designed for this year’s merchandise.
Donate Items to Silent Auction or Raffle Drawings Are you downsizing your Native American collection? Donate an item to the Silent Auction (value $300 and above) or Raffle Drawings (below $300). Many Fair artists donate art to the auction and the drawings to support the Heard museum on top of paying booth fees and travel expenses. Guild members and their friends may also support the Fair and the Heard in this way. Contact Silent Auction Chair, Catherine Robertson at cateshouse@rushpost.com or Raffle Chair, Louse Wakem at lwakem@cox.net or speak to them at the February Guild meeting.
Snacks Needed for Artist Hospitality There will be a sign-up sheet at the Guild Meeting to commit to donate snacks. There is a large, well-marked box in the Guild Room to place donations. Food donations needed:  granola bars, crackers & cheese or peanut butter, cheese sticks, trail mix packages, bagged pickles, cut veggies in bags, non-citrus fruits (fresh stuff should be donated just a day or 2 before the Fair).

Best of Show Reception Friday, March 1 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

BOS Fashion Show: Celebrating Artistic Excellence in Fashion

You won’t want to miss this dazzling evening kick-off to the Fair weekend!  This festive and highly anticipated evening highlights the very best of the best in 9 art categories and showcases the energy, creativity, and skills of our exhibiting Fair artists.  You won’t want to miss seeing these breathtaking creations up close and congratulating the artists.
You will also enjoy previewing a stunning array of “must have” fashions designed by Fair artists, bidding on exciting artworks and more during our silent auction, and relaxing with old and new friends while enjoying small plates, desserts and beverages. Details HERE.

Short Course: April

Heard Museum Guild Short Course…Home: Native Peoples in the Southwest Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays: April 4 & April 11, 2019 Note: This is a two session course Location: Monte Vista Instructor: Linda Hefter (hefteraz@cox.net) Facilitator: Phyllis Manning (pemanning@hotmail.com) Questions: shortcourse@heardguild.org Short Course Fee: $45 Pay online with a credit card: www.heardguild.org Session One & Session Two: Come meet the peoples who have lived and thrived in the Southwest from Prehistoric to Current times. The two-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 Two on April 11 will include an introduction to the Native American Fine Art Movement and a bonus Highlights Tour of the Heard Museum. 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.

Guild Trips

Heard Museum membership is required for all participants. If you or your travel partner aren’t museum members, please visit Heard.org and click on the support tab on the top banner of the home page for information on how to join

Hopi Arts, Hopi Culture May 10-13 2019 Picture in your mind soaring, tan mesas crowned by multi-storied adobe villages; listen to the wind rustling the dried leaves of blue and red and yellow corn that grows in traditional gardens scraped from the dry earth.
Do the names Old Oraibi, Hotevilla, Shongopavi and Walpi conjure up images of dancing Katsinam, pottery the color of the earth and overlaid silver with stark designs in black? Are you ready for a journey back in time to one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the U.S.? Then join us this spring as we travel to the land of the Hopi where culture and tradition are rooted in the land.
All along the way we will enjoy the company of Southwest scholar and second-generation Indian art dealer Mark Bahti. With his lifelong connections, Mark will introduce us to silversmiths, potters, basket weavers and katsinam carvers working in both historical and contemporary ways who will share with us their art, their lives and their rich cultural heritage — jeweler, Weaver Selina and his wife, Alberta, maker of coiled baskets; glass artist, silversmith and poet, Ramson Lomatewama and his basket weaver (plaited) wife, Jessica; potter, Dolly Joe Navasie, known as White Swann; katsina-carver, Loren Honyouti; and, sand cast artist Gerald Lomaventema.
And, we’ve planned this departure over the Mother’s Day weekend to improve our chances of witnessing the very special celebrations that may be taking place in many of the villages. As with any cultural immersion experience, itineraries may change while unexpected and serendipitous opportunities arise. Mother’s Day itself will end with dinner in the Turquoise Room at La Posada, the perfect ending to a perfect travel ed-venture.
The cost for this all-inclusive tour; transportation by motorcoach, accommodations, meals, guide services and all tour costs. Hosted by South of the Border Tours, is $1575 per person/double occupancy; $300 single supplement. Single availability limited. Contact Shelley Mowry: Heardguild.org/travel
Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, October 6-11, 2019 (Details Coming Soon) Come explore Chaco Canyon, an International Dark Sky Park, and the center of an ancient world.  We will visit this mysterious canyon and surrounding areas to explore the architecture, culture, and history of the Ancestral Puebloans who made this home. We will visit Mesa Verde, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that protects some of the best preserved ancestral Pueblo’s archeological sites in the world. Trip Itinerary Trip Registration Contact Shelley Mowry: Heardguild.org/travel  

SAVE THE DATE: 33rd Annual American Indian Student Art Show & Sale

March 30 – April 1/Saturday – Monday The annual Heard Museum Guild Student Art Show & Sale supports the artwork of emerging artists, grades 7-12, in American Indian communities throughout the United States.
Students compete for ribbons and cash prizes in 13 categories and two age divisions. The show provides the opportunity for students to exhibit and sell their artwork. The show features traditional and fine art – katsina dolls, pottery, baskets, jewelry, beadwork, weavings, paintings, and sculpture – as well as unique contemporary pieces in mixed mediums.
In 2018, more than 500 pieces from dozens of American Indian communities, representing over 380 artists were exhibited. Notecards and prints are produced from images of selected student art shown in the sale and profits from the sale of these items support the Heard Museum Guild internship/scholarship program for American Indian college students and fund grants for teacher art supplies.

Members Only Evening: Friday, March 29

Heard Museum members get the first chance to purchase art during the Members-Only Sale and Silent Auction Friday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Not a member? Learn more about Heard Museum membership → Open to the Public: March 30-April 1 Free and open to the public; museum admission additional:
  • Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Preview only – no sales)
  • Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More Information More information about this event can be found on the Heard Museum Guild website.

SAVE THE DATE: 18th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 13th, 10am to 4:00pm  Join us for the nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers, in Steele Auditorium.
Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and the pleasure of meeting the Hopi artists who create these stunning works from one piece of cottonwood. Last year’s event was full of energy and widely attended.
The format was changed from prior years, and now includes the granting of awards in several categories. We anticipate this recognition will attract even more carvers, to whom the Guild provides food and beverage throughout the day.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve a simple breakfast and lunch, and to distribute snacks and water several times during the day to the artists and their families. Donations of food items are also appreciated: non-perishables such as jars of peanut butter and jelly; snacks of all kinds and individually packaged juices.
Perishable items such as string cheese, hardboiled eggs and mandarin oranges can be donated during the week before Carvers’ Market. The Chair for Katsina Market is Cyndy Ross. Contact her directly to volunteer or to arrange for the donation of food items if you will not be at Guild meetings: cyndyross004@gmail.com; 602 999-8194.

Heard Museum Happenings

Symposium: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Legacies

Saturday, February 23 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Chemawa, OR Boarding School

Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories is the re-installation of the long-running “Boarding School Exhibit” at the Heard Museum. Since opening in 2000, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience has become the Heard Museum’s most thematically powerful exhibition. Over the past two decades interest in American Indian boarding schools and scholarship about the subject has increased. It is a story that must continue to be shared and one that is central to remembering the nation’s past and understanding its present.

Details HERE.

Las Guias Happenings

This Week – Boarding School: The curator walk-throughs for the updated Boarding School exhibit are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, starting in Monte Vista.
From the New Exhibit Training Committee…
From the New Exhibit Training Committee… Dear Las Guias, A reminder about the makeup/supplemental walk-throughs for the new Josef Albers exhibit on display in Jacobson through May 27…
Josef Albers Makeup/Supplemental Walk-Throughs If you were not able to attend the curator walk-throughs or would like to review the exhibit with a small group of guides, plan to attend one or more of the remaining makeup/supplemental walk-throughs led by Marlene Scholsohn, Pat Kilburn and Linda Hefter. Note: If you are coming to tomorrow’s (Saturday, Feb. 16) walk-through, no need to register in advance. I’ll meet you at the entrance to Jacobson. Here’s the schedule for the remaining Josef Albers Makeup/Supplemental Walk-Throughs…
Please register in advance. With Marlene Scholsohn: mscholsohn@aol.com – 480-488-8530
Feb. 18, Monday, 10:30 a.m.
With Linda Hefter: hefteraz@cox.net – 480-471-2190.
Feb. 20, Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. (Immediately following the Guild Meeting)
Feb. 28, Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Exhibit Resources:  Josef Albers in Mexico is a traveling exhibit organized by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Check out the Guggenheim website at https://www.guggenheim.org/ exhibition/josef-albers-in- mexico for an exhibit overview, a short video, audio guide, press coverage and very interesting blogs.
Here’s some more resources recommended by Pat Kilburn:
Homage to Mexico: Josef Albers and His Reality-Based Abstraction – Review in the New York Times
This is a series of 5 episodes produced for an exhibit at Yale.  It gives a more person view of the couple and their travels in Mexico.
Another good site is The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
And don’t forget to check out the resources on the Docent Cart in the Heard Library!
Looking Ahead… Boarding School: The curator walk-throughs for the updated Boarding School exhibit are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, starting in Monte Vista. If you have questions about the makeup/supplemental walk-throughs, give me a call or send an email…

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.