Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NEW at the Heard Museum Shop!

Many museums have gift shops, however, the Heard Museum offers a retail experience unlike any other. These shops further promote American Indian cultural expression by providing a shopping and educational experience venue.

The Heard Museum Shops offers a vast variety of art, books, trinkets and other items. Our student visitors have found fantastic finds within their “allowance” budgets while new and established collectors enjoy adding museum worthy additions to their collections. 

There certainly is something beautiful here for everyone and we are continually adding items to our store.  

We are now spotlighting new shop items here on the blog - 
Please check back often! 


Here are some of the newest additions! 

For more information email at: shops@heard.org 
or call shop manager, Jon Daly at: 602-252-8344

Pottery by: Garret Maho
Because we purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind art, quantities are very limited and cannot be guaranteed. 

Please reference these item numbers when inquiring. 

1. $700  (51159263)
2. $700  (51161072)
3. $700  (51161131)
4. $650  (51161073)
5. $750  (51161133)
6. $650  (51161132)
7. $750  (51161071)
8. $600  (51161134)
9. $650  (51161135)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Don't Miss the Shop SALE!

Find that perfect gift for family, friends or just yourself at the Heard Museum Shops Annual Spring Sale. 



This twice-yearly shopping event offers discounts on the finest authentic American Indian artwork.



Non-members will save 10% on most items* from katsina dolls and jewelry to baskets, textiles, pottery and fine art. Heard Museum members save an additional 10% on purchases – for a total of 20% in savings.

If you aren't already a member, not to worry. You can include a membership with your online order or in the store at the register. And when you purchase a membership your discount and other benefits are immediate- no waiting period.

Web prices are pre-sale prices. And remember, you won't see your discount reflected at checkout. We process every order by hand so we take your discount then.


Shop in store, or at our 24/7 marketplace, online. The sale starts online Friday, April 22 at midnight. It ends Sunday, April 24, at midnight.  Shop hours are 9:30 a.m to 5 a.m on Friday and Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


We only carry one-of-kind pieces so be sure to stop or click-in sooner than later!


*Previously discounted items are ineligible for additional discounts.


 Happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers


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 the Steele Auditorium. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll.
Admission to the Marketplace is free; museum admission additional.
Hopi carvers will show and sell their carvings in both traditional and contemporary styles. As a new or experienced collector, attend the Marketplace to meet the best established and emerging carvers.

Signature Katsina

The 2016 featured doll (pictured at right) is a “Half Clown and Half Corn” katsina doll by Charles Chimerica (Hopi), whose estimated value is $1,500. It will be given away to the winner of a drawing to take place on the day of the event.

Drawing Tickets

Tickets for the drawing are available now in the Shop for $2 each or 6 for $10. You may also able to order tickets by calling the main shop at 602.252.8344. You do not need to be present to win!

Event Details

Saturday, April 9
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location:
Central Courtyard, Freeport-McMoRan Plaza, Steele Auditorium

Friday, March 4, 2016

Indian Fair and Market is HERE!

The Heard Museum Shops are excited to host some BIG names at Indian Fair and Market!

From the extensive list of renowned authors who will be at Books & More to the legendary artists and experts set to visit the Heard Museum Shop- this Indian Fair and Market is not one to miss!  





During fair, enter the Heard Museum Shop to experience the opportunity of a lifetime, as you mingle with some of the highest regarded American Indian artists and art experts.  Ask questions, purchase directly from the artists, and immerse yourself in the beautiful art and culture.

Cross the courtyard to Books & More, where you will meet dozens of your favorite authors who will be signing books and speaking with patrons.

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors.  If you are among these visitors, be sure to stop into the Heard Museum Shops so as not to miss out! As always, we are tax free and all proceeds support the museum’s mission.


This event is THIS weekend, March 5-6th!




Monday, January 25, 2016

BE A HOPELESS ROMANTIC (MINUS THE HOPELESS PART!)

This Valentine's Day, get your sweetheart something sure to WOW them. 



At the Heard Museum Shops, we have beautiful, unique jewelry for men and women. From our huge selection of belt buckles, bolo ties, and cuff-links, to our large offering of earrings, bracelets and pendants – you are sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone.  We also have a huge variety of art in other mediums, for a less conventional way of saying, "I love you." 


Your Valentine is one-of-a-kind, why give a gift that isn't? 



And now receive FREE shipping, for a limited time!



From now until February 12th, the online shop is offering free ground shipping on orders over $250 and free domestic 3-day shipping for orders over $350.  Just write, "Vday" in the order notes section, to get the discount.   

With a huge selection and free shipping, celebrating your Valentine has never been easier.  

Shop Now!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Short Story by Folk Artist Peter Ray James (Navajo)



My Cultural Heritage and Identity

By Peter Ray James 


My Dad once told me, “You are not poor, and you are not abandoned.” I remember those words as if the coldest water from my Grandmother’s well splashed all over me. I was eleven years old at that time. All five feet of me plus a big heart wanting to be a Navajo! You see, I asked my Dad if I could attend an Indian Boarding School for my freshman year. As a child, I was hungry to identify my hands, my feet, and my life to claim what my heart desired -- a yearning to be a strong American Indian. Perhaps a leader!

Second Generation
I was brown, intelligent, skinny, and fast! I was brown because my parents equipped me with my ancestor’s stories of how I was formed from mud and air. I was intelligent because I had three older sisters and two older brothers who never read their books from high school. They often told me to do this or do that, and I figured reading their books would be part of my chores. So I read their books. I was skinny because I got up early in the morning to chase puppies in spring, lambs in the summer, school buses in the fall, and snowflakes in the winter. But my tongue and heart were as far apart from each other as east to west. And because of this, I could not deliver any message in Navajo -- either at home, school, or to my friends.
As I grew older, my hands and feet were growing in every direction.  The first thing my fingers wanted to do was to shape them on a girl’s hand. You know, “puppy love.”  However, my Dad strengthened my hand with community service in the spring, a wheel barrow in the summer, an ax for the fall, and working gloves for the winter. Secondly, my feet wanted to out run all those Indians with braids at the boarding school. I envisioned myself running effortlessly with my Chuck Taylor canvas basketball shoes. You know the one with a big star on the right shoe. Fortunately, out of wisdom, Dad laced them with donated church work boots. You know the kind I’m referring to: the ones that feel as though someone died in them, and someone just decided to donate or give them to you. I sure needed those hard shoes that winter because they were useful for kicking up dead tree limbs hidden beneath the snow when firewood was considered necessary. Finally, Dad also imparted his love upon my hands and feet with his understanding -- to position my life in the shadow of his words.

Third Generation
Several years later, one June morning, the pressing heat of summer embraced my newborn son. He was born in an Indian hospital where cultural heritage and identity was one I couldn’t understand. His little fingers, reflexively strong, seem to grab for things I could not even see. His feet, so soft, wrinkled from mom’s love, reached out to society unprepared, nevertheless secure. I still couldn’t understand, I let him grab my thumb. I suddenly understood. I touched his footprints, and I was refreshed with Dad’s and Grandma’s love. Now, I was really am beginning to understand. I begin to speak the waters from Grandmother’s well into his life. I began to stir the shadows of my Dad’s words, while gently saying unceremoniously, “You will never be poor, and we will never abandon you.” I began to let words shape his fingerprints with wisdom I will get to see. I spoke words from my Dad’s shadow that forged my baby’s footprints with understanding that my Son will see.
Now, I am really beginning to understand, “I am a Dad”. Grandmother’s well is poured into my son’s heart; one message with two rivers: wisdom and understanding. I discovered that my cultural heritage and identity was love. To my delight, my son squiggled, squirmed, cried, shivered and didn’t even know me yet, but I know he is brown, intelligent, and fast with his breathing. Love will shadow his generation. I am proud. He will be proud. We will follow before we lead people to love one another. Because love will penetrate all people, all schools, all wisdom and all understanding; and all languages as far as the east to the west.
UnPublished work © 2016 Peter Ray James, Third Day Studio. REPRODUCED HERE WITH PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR. 

Find some of Peter Ray James's art:  HERE!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING FOR ALL ORDERS OVER $200

Bring on the New Year with offerings of FREE UPS ground shipping, from the Heard Museum Online Shop!




Get free UPS Ground shipping on all online orders of $200 or more, the entire month of December!**This offer is for online orders only. 

Please note- we are old-fashioned :-)You will not see your free shipping discount reflected when you check out. We manually remove the shipping when we process your order and take member discounts, etc.Click HERE to shop now!



Monday, December 7, 2015

December Members Only Sale!


The Heard Museum Members Sale is December 11-12 and members will receive 20% on most items!*


Members save 20% on all non-sale or consignment items for two days. Plus, we are offering free UPS ground shipping on all online orders of $250 or more! 

Get a head start on holiday shopping, or treat yourself to one-of-a-kind, hand made jewelry, baskets, pottery, rugs, folk, fine art and more.

If you aren't already a member, not to worry. You can include a membership with your online order or in the store at the register. And when you purchase a membership your discount and other benefits are immediate- no waiting period.

Web prices are pre-sale prices. And remember, you won't see your discount reflected at checkout. We process every order by hand so we take your discount then.


Shop in store, or at our 24/7 marketplace, online. The sale starts online Friday at midnight and ends Sunday at midnight.  


Don't forget, we only carry one-of-kind pieces so be sure to stop or click-in sooner than later.

*Consignment and sale items are ineligible for additional discounts.

 Happy shopping!

Monday, November 30, 2015

CYBER-MONDAY SALE!

BIG SAVINGS FOR CYBER-MONDAY!


This sale is HAPPENING NOW! (All day, November 30, 2015)

All online orders will receive an additional 10% off!* That means members can save a total of 20%! In addition to the discount, all online orders over $200 will be given free ground shipping! This sale will take place until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. (We have extended our sale until Tuesday morning for maximum shopping time!)

This sale won’t last long, so shop now!

** Click here to shop!**


*Sale items are not eligible for further discount

**Please note: You will not see your free shipping or discount reflected when you check out. We manually remove the shipping when we process your order and take member discounts, etc.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ornament Marketplace kicks off on Black Friday!

The Heard Museum Shop is buzzing with excitement for this year’s Ornament Market!

Decorate your home for the holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments that are hand-crafted by American Indian artists. Choose from hundreds of ornaments in a variety of art forms for yourself or for unique holiday gifts.

Bring out-of-town friends and family to learn more about Native cultures while you shop. Get a jump-start on holiday shopping while avoiding the chaos of the mall. Talented Native artists have crafted around 1,000 ornaments featuring carved wood, miniature baskets, pottery and beads, just for this event! There are ornaments for every budget! 


Here is a small sample of the ornaments: 










Decorated wreaths, books and gifts made by Native artists will also be available for purchase. All of our ornaments are hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection. 

Every year the Heard Shop commissions one of our artists to create a limited-edition of 25 ornaments in an exclusive design, as our signature ornament. This year's limited edition signature ornament was created by Lorenzo and Mary Tafoya (Santo Domingo).  

Known for her inlay design creativity, Mary chose shells, turquoise and apple coral to depict a thunderbird- a design made famous by Depression era Santa Domingo artists.  It also includes the earth and star.  

The silver work on the reverse side, was designed by Lorenzo and includes a pueblo home and a corn motif, symbolizing prosperity and happiness. The bezels are of sterling silver with the motif overlaid on a reticulated surface. 


The numbered edition of just 25 ornaments is priced at $175 each.

In addition to the huge selection of varying ornaments, the shop will also be hosting Debi Flanigan ( Bugarini) of Mata Ortiz , Chihuahua , Mexico as their special guest artist.

Debi is widely known for her very clever depictions of animals native to the desert southwest in nativities, as ornaments, and other decorations in clay.  She will be here on Friday, November 27 which is opening day of the marketplace and again on Saturday November 14th

Ornament Market is truly a wonderful opportunity for purchasing something unique and beautiful for the holidays.

The market will take place at in store and online. Ornaments will be viewable online starting November 27, when the market starts in the stores and will be available through December 25 and while supplies last.

Admission to the Heard Museum Shops is always free – and we never charge sales tax!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Meet Huichol artist Bayless Alexander during Spanish Market!


Bayless Alexander (Huichol) will be showing in the Heard Museum Shop during Spanish Market weekend (November 13th and 14th) 

Beaded mask by Bayless Alexander (Huichol)


Bayless Alexander (Huichol) creates beautiful masks and other objects covered in the traditional bead work of the tribe that resides in the mountains of Central Western Mexico*. His jewelry is woven with traditional designs of animals, flowers, and other symbols important to their religion and beliefs. 

He will have jewelry, masks, woven bags and embroidered pieces for sale in the Heard Museum Shop on November 14th and 15th.  


*The Huichol beaded art that is sold in our gift shop and will be shown as a special exhibit in the shop during Spanish Market is the result of a 25 year collaboration between two North Americans and various Huichol artists. Judith and Jesse have for years been supplying Huichol artists with special carvings and 42 colors of Czech glass seed beads that are four sizes smaller than those beads available in Mexico. Their stated goal is to help present a higher quality of Huichol art and to increase the public's appreciation for this beautiful art form thereby creating a broader international market so more Huichol artists can make a living and stay integrated with their native land and culture.

In addition, Books & More will host:


Albert Quihuis: bi-lingual children’s books
Susan Topp Weber: new book “Nativities of the Southwest”
Stevie Mack: “Day of the Dead Folk Art”
In Books & More on SATURDAY ONLY from 11:30 until 2.



In the Museum Shop:

Charlotte Bell: “Rich Roots” (about the hooked rugs of Las Rancheritas women’s craft cooperative in Mexico)




The Market is free with a suggested donation of $10, which includes museum admission.

Event Details

Dates: November 14 – 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Heard Museum, downtown Phoenix

Monday, November 2, 2015

24 HOUR SEISMIC SHOP SALE!

HUNKER DOWN FOR THIS 4.0 MAGNITUDE FLASH-SALE! 


Last night, a series of earthquakes took place about 45 miles north of Phoenix, sending vibrations across the state. Though many people throughout Arizona felt the shaking, no one and no art was harmed during the small seismic event. It did create a lot of excitement, however, and the unusual event seemed good cause for a flash sale! 

This sale will begin at the same time the last earthquake started - 11:49 p.m., this evening, November 2, 2015. Like the latest earthquake, this sale will be a 4.0 magnitude, meaning all online orders will receive an additional 4% off!* That means members can save a total of 14%! In addition to the discount, all online orders over $100 will be given free ground shaking shipping! This 24-hour sale will only be active until 11:49 p.m. on November 3, 2015. 

 Like our little Arizonan earthquake, this sale won’t last long, but it will be earthshaking!


 Click here to shop!**


*Sale items are not eligible for further discount

**Please note: You will not see your free shipping or discount reflected when you check out. We manually remove the shipping when we process your order and take member discounts, etc.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Fall Sale is THIS WEEKEND (October 16-18)


No tricks and all TREATS at this October sale.

This annual, autumn event has treasures you are sure to FALL in love with!




Find gifts or treat yourself at the Heard Museum Shops' Annual Fall Sale! 


The Heard Museum hosts 2 weekend sales a year where members can save up to 20% and non-members can save up to 10% on most purchases.*

Find impressive, one-of-a-kind, hand made: jewelry, baskets, pottery, rugs, folk, fine art and more.

The sale begins Friday, October 16th and ends October 18th at midnight. Our in-store hours are 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Sunday and we are always open online.** 


Enjoy!

*Already discounted items and consignment items are not eligible.

**Web prices are pre-sale prices. And remember, you won't see your discount reflected at checkout. We process every order by hand so we take your discount then.





Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF ALL SALE ITEMS!

SAVE BIG ON SALE ITEMS!




Now through September 30th all previously marked down sale items are eligible for an additional 10% discount! 


We currently have several hundred sale items and are continuously adding more, so stop by and take a look! 


Web prices are pre-sale prices. And remember, you won't see your discount reflected at checkout. We process every order by hand so we take your discount then.


Shop in store, or at our 24/7 marketplace, online. The sale is happening now and ends September 30th at midnight.  Our in-store hours are 9:30-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. 

 Happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Heard Museum Shop Summer Clearance Sale Starts TODAY (July 1st!)


Find that perfect gift for family, friends or just yourself at the Heard Museum Shops' Annual Summer Sale! 


This once-yearly shopping event offers discounts on the finest authentic American Indian artwork. We have something for everyone and for all budgets. From jewelry to baskets, folk art to Katsina dolls, come find the perfect addition to your collection! 
All of the items, within the sale, are marked down at least 20%, with some marked down as much as 50%*! These are truly beautiful, unique pieces that will be treasured for years to come.

The sale starts July 1 and lasts until the items are gone. 
All of the items are one-of-a-kind, so shop early for the best selection!
Shop online 24/7 or come down to see the selections in person. We look forward to seeing you!
*Sale items are ineligible for additional discounts or return.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Heard Museum Shops' Annual Spring Sale is THIS Weekend!



Find that perfect gift for family, friends or just yourself at the Heard Museum Shops' Annual Spring Sale. This twice-yearly shopping event offers discounts on the finest authentic American Indian artwork.

Non-members will save 10% on most items* from katsina dolls and jewelry to baskets, textiles, pottery and fine art. Heard Museum members save an additional 10% on purchases – for a total of 20% in savings.

Not a member? That's okay! You can add a membership, on the spot and will receive your membership discount immediately
The sale starts Friday at 9:30 A.M. in-shop and at midnight at www.heardshop.com! The sale won't end until Sunday at 5:00 P.M. in-shop and midnight online. 

Don't forget, we only carry one-of-kind pieces so be sure to stop or click-in sooner than later.
*Consignment and sale items are ineligible for additional discounts.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Katsina Doll Marketplace is this weekend!

The Heard Museum is thrilled to announce the 14th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace!

This event is the nation's largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers and is an amazing opportunity to meet some of the most prominent carvers working today. Long time collectors and those who are just getting started can purchase traditional and contemporary style dolls directly from the artists. Come meet the carvers as well as enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and more!

This year's featured carver is Michael Dean Jenkins (Hopi/ Pima) who donated his carving to be auctioned off as part of the event. One lucky ticket will win this Whipper katsina doll, plus a poster of the event autographed by all the attending carvers! This doll is valued at $2,800!

The lucky person with the winning ticket wins this exquisite doll by Michael Dean Jenkins (Hopi/ Pima)


Tickets are available in the shop and cost $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00. You can come in or call our main shop line at 602-252-8344 to order over the phone. You do not need to be present to win. 

While at the market, enjoy the Hopi performance group Thunderboy, who will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza in front of Steele Auditrium, featuring Hopi clowns. 

Thunderboy preforming at a previous year's Katsina Doll Marketplace: Photo by Jewel Clark
This dynamic group is back by popular demand and is not to be missed! 


Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Place: 
Central Courtyard, Freeport-McMoRan Plaza, Steele Auditorium



Monday, March 30, 2015

The 2015 Indian Fair and Market was a Huge Success!

The Heard Museum Guild's Annual Indian Market was a huge success this year. There were over 600 artists- many of whom the shop represents. 

 Within the shop Victoria Adams, Virgil Ortiz, Doug Hyde and Tony Abeyta were on hand to talk about their work and sell directly to fair guests. The shop was also thrilled to host, Bill Faust, Charles King and Terry Dewald. Bill Faust treated the shop by bringing one-of-a-kind works from legendary artist Charles Loloma, among other things. Charles King, an author, appraiser and pottery expert, also brought beautiful works of art and Terry DeWald brought amazing baskets from Tohono O'odham, Apache and west coast tribes. At Books & More, a huge turnout of authors signed their books and discussed the literature with fans. 

Even the set-up was eventful!

Before we could begin the Market festivities, the artists and Heard Museum Shop staff got busy setting up displays.  There wasn't a single idle hand, as everyone was hard at work!

Well...almost everyone!


Only kidding! Tony even brought his own hammer and nails.  Here he is hard at work.


Tony straightening out his painting to ensure everything looked right before the big weekend

Laura Cardinal and Jan Jones putting finishing touches on what would be a beautifully arranged Collector's Room! 



Finally, the Market had Begun! 

After working hard to get the shop ready, the artists were ready for the fun part- interacting with Heard Museum patrons!


The lovely Victoria Adams chatting with a fan


Terry DeWald and his stunning array of baskets


Virgil Ortiz standing in front of his, "Made in Native America" Pop Up Boutique


To meet the large request for vintage jewelry, the Heard Shop set up and supplied a vintage section!

Books & More was also full of excitement!

With so many authors in attendance, Books & More was a lively place to be!

Ken Lamberton, talking about his book “Chasing Arizona”

The authors seemed to enjoy themselves too!


Lance Polingyouma of Books & More speaks to interested patrons

It was a wonderful weekend and we are already looking forward to next year!    

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Heard Museum Shops to Host Major Guests for Indian Fair and Market!

The Heard Museum Shops are excited to host some BIG names at Indian Fair and Market!

 

From the extensive list of renowned authors who will be at Books & More to the legendary artists and experts set to visit the Heard Museum Shop- this Indian Fair and Market is not one to miss!  




During fair, enter the Heard Museum Shop to experience the opportunity of a lifetime, as you mingle with some of the highest regarded American Indian artists and art experts.  Ask questions, purchase directly from the artists, and immerse yourself in the beautiful art and culture.

Cross the courtyard to Books & More, where you will meet dozens of your favorite authors (see complete list and schedule below) who will be signing books and speaking with patrons.

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors.  If you are among these visitors, be sure to stop into the Heard Museum Shops so as not to miss out! As always, we are tax free and all proceeds support the museum’s mission.






Click to see the full author list with times.

This event is THIS weekend, March 7-8th! 

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!