Happening Now

April 12, 2021

President’s Message

Dear Guild Members,

You know it. I know it. Now we hope the entire U.S.A. will know it. USA Today has selected the Heard Museum as a contender for Best Art Museum in the country! We are competing with museums like The Getty, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and The Art Institute of Chicago.  Click on the link below and cast your vote. You are allowed to vote every day, until the deadline.    Currently, we are ranked number one out of 20 museums, but we always knew we were number one, didn’t we?

Join us for our last Guild meeting before the summer break, on April 21st.  Our guest speaker will be Todd Vigil, Director of Marketing for the Heard Museum.  Additionally, we will recognize all our hard-working volunteers with the Guild yearly awards.  You will not want to miss this meeting and show your support.

The Heard Museum staff has invited us to a “live” Guild Appreciation Day event on Monday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!  If you would like to see old friends and meet new ones, R.S.V.P. using the link below.  We thank the Museum for hosting this event.

In the next Happening Now edition, you will learn about the projects the Guild is working on over the summer.  The Guild seasons come and go, but the work continues.

Until next time, my best,
Jane Przeslica

Vote for the Heard Museum

USA Today’s 2021-10 Best Readers’ Choice for Best Museum

USA Today has selected the Heard Museum as a contender for Best Art Museum! Please show your support and cast your vote for the Heard Museum once per day, per device! You will not be asked for your personal information or email.

Voting ends Monday, April 26th and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, May 7th at 12:00pm EDT. You can read the official rules here.

Vote – Heard Museum – Best Art Museum Nominee: 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards


Staff Appreciation Day

The Heard Museum Staff invites you to the Guild Appreciation Day event on Monday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Click here to view the invitation and RSVP

Jane Przeslica | President

Volunteer for Leadership Position in Guild

Would you like to be considered for a leadership position with the Heard Guild?  If so, we would like to hear from you! We have open positions available in Student Art, Fair Chair and Guild Programs.

If you are interested in the job descriptions for the above positions, go to heardguild.org and select the tab “Committees” at the top of the homepage.

Contact Guild President, Jane Przeslica, via email president@heardguild.org to inquire.  Thank you!

Nominating Committee News

Here is the slate of Officers for the Heard Museum Guild Board for 2021 to 2022:

1. President – Jane Przeslica
2. President-Elect – Alexis Cosca
3. Secretary – Dee Dowers
4. Treasurer – Richard Borgmann
5.  Nominating Committee Chair – Anita Hicks

The election of the Officers will be held at the Guild meeting on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Memorial Service Open House

All Guild members and Museum  Staff are invited to a Memorial Service Open House for Judith Miles. Judith was a longtime Guild volunteer who passed away in Nov. 2020.

Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Heard Museum Courtyard

RSVP: Sara Alcock (Judith’s daughter) at allcock4@gmail.com

Safety Class Reminder!

All volunteers must attend an on-site safety class and sign a waiver before coming back to their duties at the museum. The class covers safety and hygiene protocols and will last about 30-40 minutes.

The class can be scheduled one-on-one or in small groups. Please contact Pat Briggs, Guild Education Co-coordinator, at pbriggs09@outlook.com for further information.

 2020/2021 Guild Board Members