Artifacts – December 2016

Record your service hours! Remember, we want 60,000 hours to celebrate the Guild’s 60th Anniversary! Year to date: 18, 686 hours recorded or 31% of the goal. If you have questions or need assistance contact: Lucille Shanahan,, 623-556-1430.

Guild President Greeting

Please join all Guild members at the Holiday Brunch, December 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Steele Auditorium.  This is a special day when we honor those Guild members receiving the Heard Museum Guild Lifetime of Service awards.  It is an honor to celebrate these members who have given so much to the Guild!

The Guild has been very busy this fall and now we swing into 2017 with the completion of the museum construction, new museum exhibits, Prepare for the Fair classes and the short courses Native Peoples of the Southwest and Frida and Diego: 20th Century Mexican Art.  Be ready to volunteer for the 2017 Indian Fair and Market and the 2017 Student Art Show and Sale.  Volunteers may sign up at each Guild meeting.

Please also refer to your monthly Artifacts and your weekly Happening Now e-mails for information on all upcoming Guild and Museum events.  No matter how you may celebrate the December holidays I wish you a peaceful and healthy season with your friends and family!

Mary Endorf
Guild president

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Guild Holiday Brunch

Please join all Guild members at the Holiday Brunch, December 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Steele Auditorium. This is a special day when we honor those Guild members receiving the Heard Museum Guild Lifetime of Service awards. It is an honor to celebrate these members who have given so much to the Guild!

2016 Guild Lifetime Volunteer Award

Six Guild members will receive the 2016 Guild Lifetime Volunteer Award on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, during the Holiday Brunch in Steele Auditorium. The six recipients for 2016 are:

  • Frances Burruel
  • Carey DiPietro
  • Barbara Filosi
  • Phyllis Manning
  • Judith Miles
  • Elinor Rothberg

Please come and celebrate with these recipients who have contributed a combined total of 134 years of service to the Heard Museum Guild and to the Heard Museum.

The Guild Lifetime Volunteer Award, established in 2012, recognizes current members of the Guild who have at least fifteen years of membership and an extensive history of service to the Guild and to the Heard Museum. I wish to thank the members of this year’s selection committee for their help in selecting and honoring this year’s recipients including John Miller, Susan Kolman,  Mary Endorf, Sue Snyder and Rod Passmore.

Lucille Shanahan
Service Awards Chair

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New Guild Members


M.J. Boster
Jay R. Roth
Dona Rozanski
Kimberly Schrader
Raina Shield

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Can You Help?

Calling All Heard Guild Volunteers

Event:  2017 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market

When:  Friday, March 3, 2017, Best of Show Dinner & Reception 5:30-8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday, March 4 – 5, 2017 Heard Museum Guild IF&M

All day, both days, rain or shine

Where:  Heard Museum Campus

Description:  We have over 700 volunteer slots to fill during Fair.  We need each    and every one of our Guild members to volunteer sometime over the weekend. Non-Guild members can also volunteer for Fair, so grab your honey, or a friend or neighbor and ask them to volunteer with you. Most volunteer opportunities are two, three or four hour shifts on Friday,  Saturday and Sunday.  Whether you can volunteer for one shift on Friday night or one or more shifts on Saturday and/or Sunday, the Fair needs you.

Fair Committee Chairs will contact last year’s Fair Volunteers during  November and December.  If you are new to the Guild or you’d like to volunteer in a new area, we have over 30 committees that need volunteers.

All 30 committees are described on the Guild Website.

Stake your claim now!

Contact: 2017 IF&M Volunteer Placement Chair, Richard Borgmann, at

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Help Spread the Word….Promote the Heard Museum

If you are on social media, and most of us are, make sure that you visit the Heard Museum’s social media sites and please “Like,” “Follow,” or otherwise join up if you haven’t already. The best advertising is word of mouth and we couldn’t have a better recommendation for our content than our dedicated Guild members! Click on any of these Social Media platforms and start promoting the museum with friends and family: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t active on every social media platform, just pick the ones you use the most. If you are already following us, thank you! You can help even more by sharing posts to your own social networks when you think it appropriate. So please spread the “social” word and help us tell the world about what a wonderful museum we belong to.

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Guild Happenings

Student Art

At the November Guild Meeting, Dr. Laura Gonzales-Macias of the ASU American Indian Student Support Services introduced some of the ASU students, who have benefited from the Guild Members’ purchases of Note Cards and Prints. The Interns thanked the Guild for their support. I think all in attendance were greatly impressed by these young women who spoke to the Guild.

It is exciting to announce that we received a donation to the scholarship program from a member that day in the amount of $1,000. Lynne Bullock from “Books and More” said a young man (who wished to remain anonymous) donated $40.00 as well.

Our committee has determined not to send out a letter to the membership asking for donations…but we will gladly accept donations to the scholarship fund AND to the Grant fund at any time. The teachers of students participating in the spring art show can request grants for art supplies for their classrooms.

Make your check payable to the Heard Guild and note if funds are to be directed to the Grant Program or the Scholarship Program.

Mail your checks to
Heard Guild Treasurer
% Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Save the Dates for Student Art Show & Sale

Members Preview:   March 24th     5:30 pm  Monte Vista

Sales to the Public:    March 25th-27th  during museum hours  FREE entrance through Monte Vista

Anyone interested in volunteering may stop by the Student Art table at Guild Meetings or call Reta Severtson: (480) 350- 7660

There are a variety of jobs available.

At the Holiday Brunch, Dec 7th, we will be selling our Holiday Assortment Cards, Prints and Gift Tag cards.   They make great Stocking Stuffers or Holiday Hostess Gifts.

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Guild Trips

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

Beyond the Loom II – Navajo Weaving Tour May 3-7, 2017

Navajo_WeaverJoin the Heard Guild for another introspective experience into the world of the Navajo Weavers.

Led by second generation and lifelong trader, Mark Bahti with logistics and driving by Stephen Bernier.

We’ll spend five wonderful days visiting artists and traders throughout Navajo Nation, absorbing not simply their knowledge… but the knowledge and stories of their ancestors.

Through a wide range of activities you’ll experience and participate in the unique and various steps required to complete weaving process.

Sometimes this may be at an off the beaten path Trading Post or under a grove of Cottonwood in a beautiful sandstone valley.

We culminate the tour by participating in the Hubbell Rug Auction in Ganado.

This opportunity is very limited in participation. Contact Shelley Mowry for details:

Beyond the Loom Flyer.
Beyond the Loom Registration Form.

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New Guild Trip Added: California Bloomin’– March 29-April 6, 2017

california-bloomin-imageWe’re partnering with Tohono Chul Park to explore some of the historic, picturesque and world-class botanic gardens in and around Los Angeles.

Joining our host, Stephen Bernier of South of the Border Tours, are plant experts Greg Corman of Gardening Insights and Lynn Hassler, former Director of Education at Tucson Botanical Gardens.

On the itinerary are visits to:

  • Huntington Gardens, whose highlights include the recently opened Liu Fang Yuan Garden of Flowing Fragrance, reflecting the traditional style of Chinese scholar gardens
  • Descanso Gardens, an urban retreat preserving California’s natural heritage
  • LA County Arboretum, with collections from Australia, the Canary Islands, Madagascar and South Africa
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, showcasing eight habitats of the state; and, fabled Lotusland, noted for its rare and exotic aloes, bromeliads and cycads.

But that’s not all, we are also touring

  • The Getty, inside and out
  • The Norton-Simon Museum
  • Autry Museum of the American West

We’ll be spending four nights at The Langham – Huntington, Pasadena’s most luxurious resort, an additional three nights at the charming and historic Hotel Santa Barbara in the heart of downtown and our final evening at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel in Palm Springs.

Cost includes motorcoach transportation, accommodations, most meals, guide services and admission fees. $3150 per person/double occupancy ($875 single supplement). $150 Tax deductible donation to the Heard Museum Guild is included in tour rate. Very limited availability.

Contact Shelley Mowry for details:

California Bloomin’ Flyer
California Bloomin’ Registration Form

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Short Courses

January 2017:Native Peoples of the Southwest: An Overview

Registration Open Now
5_Southwet_tribesCome meet the peoples who have lived and thrived in the Southwest from Prehistoric to Current times. The three-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 Three on January 27 will also include an introduction to the Native American Fine Art Movement and the Native American Renaissance in Literature.

Each of the three sessions will conclude with a 30 to 40 minute tour of the Heard Museum exhibits and sculpture. 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.

Instructor: Linda Hefter, Heard Museum Docent
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Monte Vista
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Registration Fee: $45.00 (for all)

Contact Sidney Wilson, Course Facilitator to register:

Frida and Diego: 20th Century Mexican Art – April 2017

FridaDate: Thursdays, April 6, 13 & 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Monte Vista
Coodinators: Sheila Mehlem & Sarah Santana
Facilitator: Connie Thornton
Registration Fee: $45.00

Course offered in conjunction with the new spring exhibit: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection On Exhibit April 9-August 20, 2017 and in conjunction with Heard Museum’s Mission Statement: The mission of the Heard Museum is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

Session One: Influences on Frida and Diego’s Work The first Session will look at three of the most important influences on the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: 1.Their Large Pre-Columbian Art Collection 2. The Struggle for Mexican Independence Achieved in 1821 3.The 1920 Mexican Revolution.

Session Two: The Mexican Muralists/ Revolutionary Art The second session will feature a discussion and analysis of the work of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera, “the big three” painters of Mexican Muralism starting in the 1920s. Session Three: Frida Kahlo: Surrealism and Feminism.

Session Three: will explore the growing body of feminist and scholarly literature that deals with the interrelationship between surrealism and feminism in the work of Frida Kahlo. During her lifetime Frida rejected the label of surrealist saying, ““They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

Presenters To Be Announced

Contact Connie Thornton to register:

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Heard Guild Explores

January 17, 10am: Arcosanti Tour: Lunch on own at The Asylum, Jerome Hotel, Guide at Arcosanti is Mary Hoadley, Cosanti, 480) 206) 8228,  and we will be stopping briefly at the Rock Springs Cafe on the way back…please contact Sandie Straub at (602) 526-6194 or

March 31, 2017, 10:30 am: Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 No. Frontier Street, 928) 684-2272. Lunch on own at Rancho de los Caballeros, Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, contact Sandie Straub at 602) 526-6194 or

April 14, 2017, 10am-2pm: Yaqui Easter Celebration, Good Friday. See the Yaqui Deer Dancers…Easter is the most spiritual time of the year for the Yaqui…and this is the best cultural event you never knew about. It will be warm, parking is scarce, and there is a lot of standing. This event is held in Guadeloupe, just south of Arizona Mills. There are to be no cameras of any sort used, no taking of notes, or no sketches done. Please show your respect! This event is held in the center of town, you will have to park and walk in. There is no entry fee and, as there are no vendors, please bring water and fruit/snacks…please contact Phyllis Manning 480) 423-8002 or

May 5, 2017, 9:30am, $10.00:Desert Botanical Garden, (480) 481-8104. Docent led, Lunch on own at Gertrude’s, 11:15am…please contact Sandie Straub 602) 526-6194 or
And we will have time to visit their Gift Shop…

Tentative Event…
Tour of Fashion Square…Keep a heads up for this one…
Time Frame: June, July August, 2017…Date, Time, Place…TBD
as soon as details are in place, please contact Sara Lieberman
480) 922-1816 or

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2017 Indian Fair & Market Update

November has been a busy month for fair chairs and their teams. The Fair Chair letter soliciting donations for Best of Show ribbons has been mailed to the Guild membership. IlgaAnn Bunjer, Phyllis Manning, and Lee Peterson have been working diligently for the last several weeks calling past donors. They will visit galleries in a few weeks.

We hope you will be generous in supporting this endeavor. Ribbons, along with the monetary award, are so very important and prestigious to the artists, collectors, Heard museum, and our fair and market. The BOS (Best of Show) evening will be truly magical and this year we have added two shuttle buses on Friday evening, for attendees and volunteers, between the parking garage and the museum.

The January Guild meeting will be the kickoff for fair 2017, and Anita Hicks has brought in Carol Ann Mackay as our speaker. Carol will discuss collecting and her rug collection. Be sure to attend this exciting event.

The new fair webpage will debut December 15th. Fair ticket purchase and Prepare for the Fair sign-up will be available on that date.

Please do not forget all the wonderful volunteer opportunities available and Richard Borgmann will help you sign up. He can be reached at:

Excitement is building! Cheers. Happy holidays. Shelley, 2017 Fair Chair

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at or 623-694-8020.

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Prepare for the Fair Lecture Series – February

Registration Will be Open on December 15.

In keeping with this year’s fair theme, Textiles and Weaving, we are excited to offer a series of four lectures and an “action-packed” demonstration focused on the extensive world of Native American textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from our outstanding line up of speakers who will share their art, passion, and research.

Registration opens December 15, 2017 on the Fair website,

Dates and times: Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 (lectures: 9:30- to 1 p.m.; artist demonstrations Feb 9 only 1 to 3 p.m.)

Fees: Four sessions including the afternoon demonstration is $45.00.

Series Schedule:

February 02, 2017: “The Threads That Bind”

  • Ann Lane Hedlund, retired professor of Anthropology and curator of Ethnology at the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus. She is the former director of the Gloria F Ross Tapesty program at the University and author of the book Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century: Kin, Community and Collectors.
  • Marlowe Katoney (Navajo/Dine) ,“American Artist”, Navajo painter and award winning weaver known for his imaginative contemporary designs. He is the 2015 recipient of the Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M. His work is represented in the permanent collection of the Heard museum.

February 09, 2017: Weave! Dye! Design!

  • Barbara Teller Ornelas (Navajo/Dine), 5th generation Master Navajo weaver who specializes in Two Grey Hills style pieces. She teaches Navajo weaving workshops at Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Native American Arts program and is a 2015 Heard Museum Fair First Place award winner.
  • Michael Teller Ornelas (Navajo/Dine), 6th generation Navajo weaver was a “mentor” artist on site at the Heard Museum for the Confluence: Intergenerational Collaborations exhibit. He has a degree in computer science from the University of Arizona and has worked on compiling a database of Navajo weavings.
  • Roy Kady (Navajo/Dine), weaver, fiber artist, and owner of a flock of rare Navajo-Churro sheep and angora goats, works with at-risk youth, teaches culture classes at a community elementary school and has taught weaving at the Dine College Shiprock campus. In 2016 he provided Heard Guild travelers with an exciting dyeing and weaving demonstration.

February 09, 2017 afternoon demonstration 1:00 to 3:00pm

  • Roy Kady (Navajo/Dine): Instructor: “Weaving outside the margin”
  • Zefren Hunt Anderson (Navajo/Dine): traditional Navajo wool processing: spinning, washing, carding, vegetal dyeing wool into yarn
  • Kevin Aspaas (Navajo/Dine): wedge weaving
  • Eliseo Curley (Navajo/Dine): Horse cinch/Implements weaving/braiding

February 16, 2017: “Weave a Story”

  • Susan Hudson (Navajo/Dine): quilter: “Stitching to Heal the Past”; 2016 First Place Award Winner at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair for The Walk of My Ancestors, and 2015 Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival Best of Show winner for Nii’ Da’ Ba’ Hii Ba’ (Warrior Story).
  • Teri Greeves (Kiowa-Comanche): beadwork artist whose needles have created inspirational pieces that are represented in museums around the country including the Heard Museum permanent collection.

February 23, 2017: “The Shirt Off Your Back”

  • Jessica Metcalfe, PhD. (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), owner of “Beyond Buckskin Boutique”, and “Beyond Buckskin” blog about Native fashion. Her dissertation focused on Native American fashion designers since the 1950’s.
  • Orlando Dugi (Navajo/Dine): fashion designer well known for his glamorous couture-style, hand-made gowns. Winner of multiple awards at SWAIA, Cherokee Art Market, and the Heard Museum Fair, where he was the 2011 Conrad House award winner as well as 2014 first place winner for “Beaded Wool Cape”. His 2016 Best of Class collaborative award for “She Holds The Stars” is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum.

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Heard Happenings

Holidays at the Heard

Derrick Suwaima Davis, former world-champion hoop dancer.

Derrick Suwaima Davis, former world-champion hoop dancer

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests, starting Monday, Dec. 26, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

Visitors can experience American Indian music and dance performances including crowd favorites like hoop dancing and fancy dancing. Also, enjoy delicious fry bread and fry bread tacos every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music and dance performances are twice daily at 12:30 and 2 p.m. in the Steele Auditorium, and artist demonstrations are each day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the HOME: Native People in the Southwest exhibit.

Event Details December 26 – 30 Monday – Friday
Monday through Friday, Dec. 26-30 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free with museum admission Location: Steele Auditorium

Best Arizona History Book Award

diana-pardue-kathy-howardCongratulations to curator Diana Pardue and Kathleen Howard who won Best Arizona History Book for “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Greater Southwest” at the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards! They also tied for Best Arizona Book. Come see the companion exhibit here at the Heard through December 31 then get the book at Books & More!

Learn more:

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Shop Happenings

Our big Shop Holiday Sale begins Monday, December 12 and lasts through Sunday, December 18. Come in the shop, or shop online at our website,, to receive membership discounts of 20% off most items, including consignment items. Non-members receive 10% off their purchases at this sale.

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Las Guias Happenings

Next Las Guias Tune Up – Dec 5, 9am-12pm

There will be three Tune Ups 2016-2017. Tune-Ups will all focus in some way on touring techniques and tips. The first session is titled: SPRINGBOARD! We will have fewer speakers and more panel discussions and Q & A input from attendees on how to give the best tours possible at the Heard.

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Around Town

ASU Glendale West Campus – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Guild Member, Dirk Raat will be conducting a course at the ASU West Campus the first four Mondays in February.

Title:  Lost Worlds of 1863: Relocation and Removal of the American Indian in the Greater Southwest.

In effect, this course reflects the main theme of a manuscript I produced which is currently being reviewed by a major academic press.  It is also the theme of Steven Yazzie’s mural that was once     in the “Arizona’s First People” gallery.  Yazzie, by the way, wrote the preface to my book.


Week 1.  General Overview.  Lost Worlds of 1863.

Week 2.  The Far Western Removal.

California Indians.

  • Nevada’s Paiutes: Trail of Tears.
  • Great Basin Politics.  Western Shoshoni, Utes, and Southern Paiutes.

Week 3.  The Arizona Experience.

  • Navajo Long Walk.
  • Yavapai Removal.
  • O’odham Water Wars.
  • Apache Deportation.

Week 4.  From Removal (Ethnic Cleansing) to Genocide.

  • The Bear River Massacre.
  • Yaqui Deportation from Sonora.
  • Conclusion:  Removal in the Greater Southwest.

For further information, including costs, contact Sally Underwood, Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, ASU, West Campus.  Telephone (602) 543-6440.  E-mail:

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All details for the above; time, location, registration, and contact person can be found on the website Calendar.

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