Happening Now


The lovely and very talented Claire Warshaw was awarded the 2017-2018 Outstanding Library Volunteer Award last Friday during an afternoon celebration where Library staff honored all the stellar Library and Archives volunteers.  Claire has volunteered in the Library for nearly 10 years and her achievements are many.  Most notably, she has been an institutional records processor, book sale floor monitor, Library information desk specialist, special projects manager, educational liaison and Library ambassador, “collection” fixer, and Heard Museum Guild Secretary to name a few.

Please join Betty Murphy and me in congratulating this articulate, hardworking, warm and caring Library volunteer, Claire Warshaw.

Mario Nick Klimiades
Library and Archives Director
Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives
Heard Museum

Welcome New Members

Jane Sanford
Carol Proctor
Carl Reed
Jackie Stubbs

Guild Happenings

Heard Museum Guild Appreciation Dinner

Grab your favorite hat and get ready to step out, Guild members!

Save the date for the Heard Museum Guild Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30 pm in Steele Auditorium.  The theme this year is Hats Off To You!

This is the annual event where the Heard Museum Staff expresses its gratitude for your service by giving individual awards based on length of time volunteered, so stop procrastinating and get those service hours entered by March 31st.

The evening will also include the installation of next year’s Guild Board officers and the presentation of the graduating Las Guias class.

It’s free, it’s festive and it’s fun! Did we mention the wine?
RSVP for “Hats off to You!” at 602-251-0209 x 6408 or email Alison Lester at alester@heard.org.

Student Art Notecards-Alumni visit during Katsina Market

We were so excited that several of our Student Art Notecard Alumni visited us at the notecard table during the Katsina Market.  They were so proud to see their artwork on the notecards.  Thought you might enjoy seeing our photos from the day.

As a reminder, we will be wrapping up or notecard sales at Heard events for the summer.  You can still support emerging artists by purchasing notecards at the Heard Museum’s own “Books & More” or online at https://www.heardguild.org/student-note-cards/.


2017-18 Heard Museum Guild Service Hours

Hats off to you!  As of April 1, 2018, the total cumulative number of Heard Museum Guild Service Hours is 1,325,448.  From April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, Guild members recorded 59,153 service hours.

Fifty-four members recorded 300 or more hours for the 2017-18 year. Forty members reached milestone totals between 500 hours and 10,000 Life hours.

Guild Service Awards will be presented at the Heard Museum Guild Appreciation Dinner – “Hats Off to You!” – on April 25, 2018 in Steele Auditorium. In addition, Outstanding volunteers in The Shop, the Library, and Education will be recognized. The evening’s program will include the presentation of dollar and service hour contributions to the Heard Museum by the Guild, installation of the Guild’s 2018-19 Officers, and the presentation of the Las Guias Class of 2018.

RSVP for “Hats off to You!” at 602-251-0209 x 6408 or email Alison Lester at alester@heard.org.

On behalf of the Heard Museum and the Heard Museum Guild, thank you for your time, service, and dedication.  Hats off to you!

Lucille Shanahan
2017-18 Service Award Chair

Fair Chair News

Corporate Leads Needed

Anna Flynn, 2019 Fair Chair, is working with Dan Hagerty, Director of Development, to increase the corporate sponsorships for the Fair. We are looking for leads. All we need is a name and contact information and we will take it from there. We will not burden you with fundraising responsibilities. If you know someone in a company you think might be a good prospect, please email, text or call Anna Flynn at annaeflynn@aol.com or 928.899.6073.

Opportunities for Fair 2019

There are many ways to contribute to the Fair depending on your talents, skills and availability. If you are new to the Guild, participating in the planning and execution of the Fair is a great way to meet people—other Guild members, Museum staff and artists. Contact Anna Flynn, Fair Chair, at annaeflynn@aol.com or call or text 928.899.6073 to discuss opportunities.

We still need volunteers to take the lead on:

Artists’ Hospitality: Plan and organize volunteers and provide hospitality to the artists during Fair weekend. If you want to meet and interact with artists, this is for you. Great job for two people. Already incredibly well-organized by Chuck and Dottie Starnes who will advise you throughout the process. Many volunteers return every year because their interaction with artists is such a rewarding experience.

Silent Auction: Prepare artists’ solicitation for donated items, arrange for receipt of art, coordinate with online auction provider, schedule volunteers and be present at Auction during Fair, and wrap-up after.

Heard Guild Explores

May 18: Sahuaro Ranch Park (Glendale): Founded in 1886, the ranch is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. We’ll tour the main mansion, visit nearby Cerreta’s Chocolate Company and have lunch at the Spicery in Our 1895 Home, a quaint restaurant and tea room located in Glendale’s Catlin Court Historic District. bsparman@msn.com  or  623) 934-5798..

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 joi

Happy Travelers

“Can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the Santa Fe trips!  I’m not sure what was the best event of the trip…the feast day with the dancers, visits to the artist’s homes/studios, or being with our group of interesting and friendly people. And Shelley, Stephen, and Mark.  Shelley and Stephen do a great job organizing and running the trips.”

First Nations Gardens of the North– Sept. 6th-15th, 2018
Encounter people of the First’s Nations of British Columbia and experience world-class gardens of Vancouver and Victoria. 

Details HERE.

Contact Shelley Mowry with any questions: travel@heardguild.org

Land of the Seri – October 21-24, 2018

Join us as we explore the little known world of the Seri Indians in northern Sonora Mexico.   Our guide will be Jesus Garcia from the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson   He will enthusiastically share with us the lifeways of this desert. Our voyage of discovery includes a panga ride to the mangroves of Isla Tiburón, birding the estuary of Laguna de la Cruz, a visit to Isla Alcatraz,  and visiting the Seri people themselves on the beautiful beaches of Kino Bay.
Contact Shelley Mowry with any questions: travel@heardguild.org

Details & Registration HERE.

Heard Happenings

The Heard Museum is in the News….

Here’s the Story Behind the Fortoul Brothers’ New Mural

Artists Gabriel and Isaac Fortoul, who call themselves the Fortoul Brothers, are creating a new mural in downtown Phoenix. It’s going up on a building that houses three radio stations, located at 840 North Central Avenue. The project is being spearheaded by the Heard Museum.

Continue reading…

Heard Museum listed as one of the best museums in Southwest.

Blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, a wealth of outdoor activities and phenomenal dining and lodging, the Southwest clearly has all of the makings for an unforgettable vacation. But while golf may be king in Phoenix, along with the Diamondbacks and Cardinals, and Denver has the Broncos and the Rockies, visitors to the Southwestern U.S. should also not overlook the more traditional cultural activities that are offered in its most popular cities, such as film festivals, live theater performances and of course, art museums. Although it’s nearly impossible to name all of the exceptional museums in the Southwest, here are just five of the very best, all of which offer free admission on selected days. Continue reading…..

Celebrate Día del Niño Sunday April 29th – 11am-4pm

An Art-Filled Day of Fun with Storytelling, music, dance, games, and activities for kids of all ages!

The Heard Museum will celebrate Children’s Day with a community celebraciónand free admission to the museum for children 12 and under with up to two accompanying parents or guardians! Bring the entire family out for a day of fun, arts, storytelling, music, dance, games, and activities for kids of all ages!

Enjoy specials all day long from the Heard’s Cafe and Cantina and enjoy yummy paletas from Paletas Betty!

Details and Schedule HERE.

Museum Shop Artist of the Month

Tohono O’odham

The Native American Tohono O’odham reside in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico. Early Tohono O’odham(Papago) Indian Baskets were primarily utilitarian and used to carry water, firewood, prepare food and store items. Tohono O’odham Indian baskets are handmade using Native Plants such as Yucca, Beargrass,and Devils Claw. These Native American weavers rely on the natural colors of the desert plants. Indian Basket forms include a variety of shapes to include Trays, Baskets with Lids, Pictorial Baskets, and Plaques. The shop has a lovely assortment of these pieces available, some of which list a specific artist.  M Saraficio, G Aguilla, Laurie Ann Lewis and Angeline Ramon are a few of them.


Las Guias

Save the Dates: Tune-Ups Scheduled

  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Monday, January 14, 2019

The time for both will be from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM with coffee starting at 9 AM.

Upcoming Exhibits…

Looking Ahead to May…
Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin
May 4 to September 3 in  the Grand Gallery 
Mark your calendar…The curator walk-throughs with Erin Joyce for Dear Listener are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, starting in Monte Vista. Note: These walk-throughs are on a Thursday.

Around Town

Pueblo Grande Museum

R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman

Meet the Artists: Nakai & Clipman 
Sunday, April 29

6:30 p.m.

Purchase $15 Advance Tickets, or $20 At the Door

Celebrate International Jazz Day with a special presentation by R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman on Sunday, April 29 at Pueblo Grande Museum. In a special one-hour event, Nakai and Clipman will perform music from their Grammy-nominated album, Awakening the Fire.

The soothing tones of the Native American flute and the rhythms of pan-global drums and percussion will create a sonic odyssey that awakens energy and inspires harmony. Experience the magic of traditional flute and ethnic drums as their sound reverberates off a thousand-year old Hohokam platform mound in an outdoor, twilight concert on the patio of the Museum.

The improvisatory expressiveness of jazz has been a key technique of Nakai’s solo and ensemble performances of the Native American flute from the beginning of his career 35 years ago. The genre of jazz has been important to Nakai and, in 1995, Nakai and Clipman, with keyboardist AmoChip Dabney, formed the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, which recently released its fifth album, What Lies Beyond, with bassist Johnny Walker.

After the presentation, guests can meet the artists, take pictures with them, and purchase merchandise while enjoying light refreshments provided by Julie’s Catering sponsored by Canyon Records, a local independent record label. Advanced tickets are $15 plus fees available online only, or $20 the day of, available at the Museum Store only from 1 to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary, a 501(c)3 charitable organization which supports the education, preservation, and interpretive mission of the Museum.

See all Pueblo Grande Museum April Events HERE.

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