Artifacts – September 2016

Guild President Greeting

Welcome to the 2016-17 Heard Museum Guild program year!

The Heard Museum Guild Board members work diligently throughout the year to insure the success of all Heard Guild activities and programs. Several board members coordinate committees within their designated program area. I also wish to acknowledge and thank all the committee chairs who work directing with their board member coordinators. The Guild is the volunteer arm of the Heard Museum and we could not exist without the leadership of our Guild Board members! Thank you Guild Board members , committee chairs and all dedicated Guild volunteers!

Here are the 2016-17 Guild Board members:
President –Mary Endorf
President Elect – Sue Snyder
Secretary – Mary Ann Fast
Treasurer – Mary Bonsall
Parliamentarian – De Bachman
Nominating Chair – Stu Passon
Communications Chair – Diane Leonte
Guild Technology Chair – Dave Newark
Indian Fair and Market Chair – Shelley Mowry

Community Programs Coordinator – Reta Severtson
Guild Programs Coordinator – Kathie Serrapede
Membership Services Coordinator – Judy Pykare
Museum Education Coordinator – Sheila Mehlem
Museum Services Coordinator – Dee Dowers


See you at 9:30 on Wednesday, September 21!
Mary Endorf

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Guild September Meeting – September 21
Steele Auditorium

September 21 Heard Guild Meeting Announcement

The Heard Museum Guild is the volunteer arm of the Heard Museum. Because our members as volunteers interact with the public in many diverse ways, the Museum is required by Federal law to meet the requirements of the Americans With Disability Act. In order to comply with this law Guild volunteers are required to receive ADA training. The ADA training will be part of the program for the September 21 Guild meeting.

New Guild Meeting Format

A new format for the monthly Heard Museum Guild meetings will be instituted at the September 21, 2016 monthly Guild meeting. The Guild meeting will begin with the business meeting followed by the program speaker. The social hour will begin immediately after the program. During the social hour you are free to enjoy refreshments, conversations with your fellow Guild members, sign up for the multitude of Guild volunteer opportunities and purchase Guild fund raising merchandise such as student note cards, prints and Indian Fair and Market tee shirts.

Program Agenda

  • 9:30 a.m. – ADA training
  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – David Roche will present an update on the current and future Heard exhibits and museum construction.

David’s presentation will be followed by a Guild business meeting at which the 2016-17 Guild budget will be presented.

See you on September 21!
Mary Endorf
Heard Museum Guild President

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New Guild Members

W. Dan Broome
Maryann Clifford
Christine Freer-Parsons
Dianne Koble
Jane Ross-Stempel
Dave Rupprecht
Miki Safadi
Mary Walker
Judie Watanabe

If you have not yet received your new Guild badge, you will find it in your file in the Guild room.  Please contact Judy Pykare, or see her at the membership table at the September Guild meeting with any questions or problems.

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60 K = 60 Y – Your Volunteer Hours

60 K = 60 Y is not a new Guild Math or a secret code.  As you know, this year is the Heard Museum Guild’s 60th Anniversary Year.  To celebrate, we’re asking our members to record 60,000 Service Hours between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.  60,000 Service Hours for 60 Years!  You can help right now in September by looking at your recorded hours and filling in any gaps you may have.  Did you record your hours from last April and May?  Did you record the hours you volunteered during the summer? Remember, travel time counts, too?  Are there hours you meant to record last year, or the year before, but keep forgetting?  Now is time.

If you want help recording your hours, you will find me computer-ready at the Membership Table at each Guild meeting beginning Wednesday, September 15. If you would like me to record your hours, just give me a written copy at the Guild Meeting, or put a copy in the labelled box in the Guild Room any time.  You can also send me your hours via email. Let’s shine brightly for our Diamond Anniversary.  60 K = 60 Y!

Lucille Shanahan
2016-17 Service Hour Chair

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Can You Help?

Museum Needs Volunteers for October First Friday 

4 – 5 Volunteers needed for the October 7th First Friday

Volunteers for the October 7th First Friday event from 5:30 to 9 pm are needed to assist with guest check-in and way finding in the museum’s courtyard. Guild members interested in volunteering should contact Allison Lester at or 602.251.0262.

The 2017 Heard Guild Indian Fair and Market – Textiles and Weaving

Two volunteer opportunities waiting for a Guild member to grab onto.

The Sponsor/Ribbon Awards Chair.  This position will work with a team of volunteers to obtain Sponsorships and donations for the ribbons and fair.  The team is already assembled and waiting for you to be its’ chair!

The fair has a new position, Designer Showcase Chair, which would be the Guild Liason between Interior Designers and the museum.  The Designer Showcase is a new event for the fair and suggested by our Director, David Roche.  This will be fun and exciting to bring on a new event.

Contact Shelley Mowry at

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Guild Happenings

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.

Northern Baja– September 17-20, 2016

baja vineyard photoWe will be visiting the amazing wine producing region of Northern Baja.

We’ll begin with a visit to Yuma and the Cocopah people. After we cross the border we’ll also experience the near extinct culture of the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja. Then we’ll spend two days exploring the many amazing vineyards and organic farms the Guadalupe Valley. It will be an amazing tour.

Flyer & Registration Form


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Writing New Mexico – October 21-27, 2016

Santa Fe house in SnowJoin the Heard Guild for our Last Chapter Santa Fe Tour. Coordinated by Mark Bahti focusing on artists who paint with the spoken/written word. It begins with the oral tradition of the native peoples of New Mexico and that vibrant tradition continues unbroken into the digital age. Novels histories plays and poetry all find home and inspiration in New Mexico is landscape. We will experience it all.

We’ll spend two nights at the restored Plaza Hotel in beautiful Las Vegas, NM and then five nights at the famed La Fonda on the Plaza. The tour will be filled with incredible cuisine, special moments and fun surprises to make our fourth consecutive northern New Mexico tour an event to remember. Very limited participation.

Details HERE.  Register HERE.

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Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado – January 21-27, 2017

FAOTThe Guild makes our return to the Àlamos Music Festival Jan. 21-27. If you’ve never been to the Pueblo Magico of Àlamos, this year promises to be a very special trip.

We will be taking along on the bus the South of the Border house band, The Ronstadt Generations, who plan to perform at the Festival and also for our private suaree’s. We’ve also invited our friend and Spanish Colonial Art conservetuer, Gloria Giffords. In addition to explaining many Spanish/Mexican customs and church iconography, she will lead a plein aire painting party in the garden of the Hacienda de Los Santos. One of the most beautiful hotels you will ever enjoy.

You’ll spend four nights at the awe inspiring Hacienda. Incredible dining experiences, fabulous eclectic music and art and culture to fill our days with very special and beautiful experiences.
Limited participation.

Trip Details HERE. Register HERE.

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Beyond the Loom – Navajo Weaving Tour May 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:

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Short Courses – October 2016

 Trade Canoe: 40 Days and 40 Nights 2015, Charcoal, pastel, pencil. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Trade Canoe: 40 Days and 40 Nights 2015, Charcoal, pastel, pencil. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Native Women in Art

Dates: Thursdays, October 6, 13 & 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Steele Auditorium
Facilitator: Phyllis Manning (

Short Course Fee: $45 (for all)

Course offered in conjunction with the new fall exhibit:  Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist – On display Oct. 22-Jan. 8

Often described as historians and auditors of their past and future, Native American women artists are a constant visual reminder of cultural survival and existence. The stories of women and their families can be traced for centuries through the creation of beautiful pottery, baskets, weavings, bead work and other utilitarian and cultural items. Prior to the late 1800s the work of these talented Native American women was anonymous. This all changed in the late 1800s when trailblazers like Nampeyo of Hopi and Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo started to receive individual acclaim for their work.

The three-part Short Course will look at the work of Native American Women Artists from the 1800s to Contemporary times. Each session will include a lecture by a respected art historian, educator or curator, a short film and a presentation by a prominent Native American woman artist.

Session One: Trailblazers: Influential and Powerful Matriarchs

Lecturer: Diana Pardue, Heard Museum Curator of Collections
Film: Maria Martinez: Native American Pottery Maker of San Ildefonso
Artist: Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi & Choctaw) Printmaker, painter and educator

Session Two: Modern Artists: Challenging Notions of Native American Art
Lecturer & Artist: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Enrolled Salish Member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), Artist, curator and political activist
Film: The Art of Maria Tallchief (Osage), First Native American to hold rank of Prima Ballerina

Session Three: Contemporary Artists: Blending Tradition & Experimentation
Jaclyn Roessel (Navajo), Heard Museum Public Programs & Education Director
Film: A Look at Cutting Edge Film Makers
Artist: Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw), Award winning jeweler and educator

Contact Phyllis Manning to Reserve Your Seat:

Upcoming Short Courses – Details to Follow

  • January 2017: Native Peoples of the Southwest: An Overview – Details HERE.
  • April 2017: Frida and Diego: 20th Century Mexican Art – Details HERE.

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Heard Guild Explores

September Venue: Musical Instrument Museum

When: September 15, 2016, Thursday, 10am
Cost:$20. per person
Where: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (corner of Mayo Blvd & Tatum Blvd.
Contact: Ida Jones phone: 480) 478-6000
LUNCH, on your own, at Cafe Allegro located in the museum, at a time of your choosing, such as 12:30pm, transportation-carpool or you can drive yourself…

*please know that a docent-led tour will start at 10am, last an hour, and then you can pick up your ear phones.

Please contact Sandie Straub for details:

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Save the Date: Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Friday November 4, 2015 11:30 AM – Monte Vista

Volunteers are needed. Salads, main dishes and desserts will be needed. Set up and cleanup volunteers will also be needed. To sign up call Nancy O’Neal at 480-837-2050.

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Prepare for the Fair Lecture Series – February 2017

Dates: Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 & Saturday, February 18.

Weaving & Fabrics and Fashions will be the focus of the 2017 Prepare for the Fair lectures.   Carol Ann Mackay will lead off the series on textiles with the January Guild meeting discussion of “Why I Collect?” She is a major collector and expert on Navajo weavings, a trustee of the museum and has lent many weavings to the Heard for exhibitions.

Speakers/Topics for the series TBA – Stay tuned.

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2017 Indian Fair & Market Update

Many committees and volunteers have been working all summer to ensure another successful IF&M.  There will be  some changes to Friday evening Best of Show (BOS).  We will bill it as a reception to see the award winning art and meet those artists.  Silent auction will be in South pre function of Steele Auditorium. Silent auction will be different this year…it will be online and start two weeks before the IF&M, ending Saturday night of the fair.  We are hoping to reach many more bidders and generate lots of excitement.

David Roche has asked us to explore the feasibility of having a designer showcase involving Native art and interior design.  This will be showcased in North pre-function.  The fashion show will again be under the Director’s balcony with many tables and chairs for seating. Canyon Records will pipe in music throughout the campus.

I am planning to have a fair chair update each month in Artifacts.  Please feel free to contact me  with any questions or comments at or 623-694-8020.

Thanks.  Shelley Mowry 2017 Fair Chair

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Book Clubs

Heard Museum Guild Book Club (Northeast)

All Guild members are invited to join the Heard Museum Guild Book Club (Northeast). For more information contact Linda Hefter at or 480-471-2190.

Tuesday, September 27:
The September meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the home of Judith Dobbs. The book for discussion is The Wind Won’t Know Me: A History of the Navajo-Hope Land Dispute by Emily Benedek.

About The Wind Won’t Know Me:
An in-depth account of the continuing battle between the Navajos and Hopis over millions of acres of disputed Arizona land discusses the actors in the battle–Hopi farmers, Navajo sheepherders, mining and energy interests, lawyers, the government, and others. Note: This book was recommended by the members of Book Club because of its tie to the origins of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program which we support.

Tuesday, October 25:
The October meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, place to be announced. The book for discussion will be LaRose: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

About LaRose:
In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves, wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

For more information contact Linda Hefter:

Not a Book Club Member Yet?
Northeast Valley Guild Book Club. Contact Linda Hefter:
Central Phoenix Guild Book Club. Contact Jackie Kemmer:
West Valley Guild Book Club. Contact Winona Passmore:

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Heard Happenings

First Friday - Sept 2

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Staycation’
Friday, Sept. 2 | 6 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy a “Staycation” at the Heard Museum this Labor Day weekend. In celebration of our exhibit, Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and the in the Great Southwest, we will be showing the classic Judy Garland movie The Harvey Girls in the Steele Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Take in the Heard’s several exhibit galleries, enjoy gourmet drinks at the Coffee Cantina and great food at the Courtyard Cafe, and see the best in Native art at the Heard Museum Shop. Admission to event and museum galleries free 6 to 10 p.m.  Details HERE.

New Exhibit: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Opening October 15, 2016
On display through January 8, 2017

KayWalkingstick_TheVortex_web-220x113Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist surveys the career of one of today’s most accomplished American Indian artists. Over the course of more than four decades, WalkingStick has avidly explored her own hybrid cultural identity, engaging Native history along with feminism, Minimalism, and other key art historical movements. She has become particularly renowned for her majestic and sensual landscapes, which imbue natural scenery with the charge of personal and collective memory.

Kay WalkingStick will be one of the honorees for this year’s “Moondance at the Heard” gala on Oct. 22, 2016.

Moondance – October 22, 2016

Please join me for a wonderful evening at the museum’s Moondance celebration on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016. Reserve your spot now as last year was a sellout and reservations are already well underway!
Particularly exciting this year, and an opportunity you won’t want to miss, our Moondance artist honoree, Kay Walkingstick, will tour guests through her newly opened museum exhibit. Additionally, we will be honoring fervent Heard supporters Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin. Arlene, who many of us know through her long-standing membership in the Guild and her love for and active volunteerism with our Indian Fair, will feel especially thrilled to have many fellow-Guild members share in the evening’s festivities.

I promise that this will be a fun evening and look forward to celebrating with each of you! We are reserving tables so we can all sit together. Please contact me or Rebecca Simpson with any questions and to reserve your spot! See you at Moondance October 22!

Mary Endorf
Guild President

Upcoming at the Heard Museum

  • October 20, 7-9pm: Simon Ortiz & Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture & Community Details Here.
  • November 19, 10am – 2pm: American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day. Details Here.

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Las Guias Happenings

Las Guias Informational Meeting

Know someone who’d like to lead tours of the Heard? The Heard Museum Guild will hold an informational meeting in the Encanto Room for those interested in joining Las Guias (“the Guides”), the museum’s docent corps that leads visitors on museum tours. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Prospective docents must become Guild members and successfully complete the seven-month-long weekly docent class that starts Oct. 4.

Ed. Council Meeting

Sept. 21, 2016 (right after Guild meeting) in Encanto

Peer Review changes/orientation & new criteria for Las Guias Education requirements will be discussed.

Las Guias Tune Ups

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.

Dates: Mondays:10/31, 12/5, 1/9
Time: 9am-12pm
More Details to follow in Noticias.


Coordinator for the Docent Exchange is Phyllis Manning.  Please contact Phyllis to let her know you will be attending: or call 480-423-8002.

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A Little Fun

"Selfie" by Dwayne Wilcox - Oglala Lakota

“Selfie” by Dwayne Wilcox – Oglala Lakota

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

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