Monday, December 20, 2010

'Tis the Season

There are only 5 more days before Christmas and to provide you with as much time as possible to find the perfect gift, the shop will be open until 3pm Christmas Eve.  We have everything from great gifts for kids to elegant jewelry and world class artwork for the home!

Navajo Wedding Basket

Burnwater handwoven rug by Esthervon Spencer (Navajo)

Stone Mosaic Inlay Necklace by Mary Tafoya (Santo Domingo)

Fine Line Geometric Pot by Rebecca Lucario (Acoma)

Snow Maiden Kachina doll by Troy Nash (Hopi)

Singing Bear and Owl Fetish Carving by Troy Sice (Zuni)

Friday, December 17, 2010

NU is tonight!

And the shop is open until 8pm!!!
Come down to the Heard for a great evening and relaxed shopping for the holidays.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Member's Sale is Thursday December 9!

The Heard Museum Shops have 3 sale days a year and this one is for members only! Members save 20% on all non-sale or consignment items for one day- just in time for holiday shopping. Come down to the beautiful Heard Museum and find one of a kind, unique gifts that your friends and loved ones will really treasure. For those of you who aren't members yet, you can purchase a membership that day (online or in the shop) and receive your 20% off right away. Everything online except for the Estate Collection and Sale Items categories is eligible for the sale. We just got new work in by artists such as Steve Larance and Marian Denipah, Jesse Monongya, Charlene Reano and many more. We will be putting more online every day so keep checking back! 
You can learn more about the sale here.

Vintage bracelet by James Little (Navajo)

Silver and inlaid stone bracelet by Marian Denipah (Navajo/ San Juan Pueblo)

Turquoise and spiny oyster bead necklace by Cheryl Yestewa (Hopi)
And many more!!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's time for Ornament Market!

The annual Ornament Market starts today at the shops at Heard Main and Heard North! We have hundreds of handmade ornaments from storytellers to Kachina dolls to folk art flying pigs.  Also check out the online shop Winter Holiday category for a selection of ornaments from the sale.  Ornaments will be available from now through the New Year but our best selection is now. These are all handmade ornaments and ordered from Native artists all over the southwest months in advance so when they're gone, they're really gone! Here are some of the great ornaments we are carrying:

 Clay ornament by Phyllis Etcitty (Navajo)
Cradle Board Baby ornament by Vanessa Davis (Navajo)
Palhik Mana Kachina Doll ornament by Sandra Suhu (Hopi)
Click here to view our Winter Holiday Items.

Friday, November 19, 2010

NU is Tonight!

The Shop will be open until 8pm. Come down for some early Christmas shopping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's that time of year again

It's time to start thinking about the holidays and we've set up a new category for holiday themed items including holiday cards.
You can visit our Winter Holiday Items page here!

Snowman Storyteller by Vera Fragua (Jemez)

Nativity Storyteller Set by Lupe Lucero (Jemez)

Beaded Equestrian Santa by A. Saracino (Zuni)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

We Have Just Launched Another New Category

We just launched an Estate Collections category on our website.
We are proud to represent patrons who wish to sell select pieces of their collections. These pieces are selected for this program because of their appeal to the market and ability to complete the selection of items being offered by the Heard Museum Shop. We guarantee the authenticity of these items and are proud to offer them to our online customers.

Because these items are not owned by the Heard Museum Shop,
we cannot offer any discounts.

Click here to visit this page. Below are some of the items featured. We will continue to add quite a bit to this new category so keep checking back!

14K and inlay pendant/ slide by Jimmy Poyer (Navajo)

Kachina Maiden doll by Lowell Talashoma (Hopi)

Fine Line Geometric Pot by Tonita Nampeyo (Hopi)

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Online Shop Has a New Category

Yesterday we added Navajo Folk Art to our website! We currently carry the work of Robin Willeto, Rena Juan, Delbert Buck, Lorenzo Reed and Mamie Deschillie, to name a few. Visit our page here!
Harrison Juan

Delbert Buck

Mamie Deschillie

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weaver's Market is November 6, 2010

Weaver's Market at the Heard Museum is just around the corner! Navajo weavers come from all over the southwest to participate. You have the opportunity to talk to the weavers, learn more about Navajo rugs and the weavers who make them, see demonstrations on how Navajo rugs are made and purchase original works of art by the weavers. This a once a year event so mark your calendars now!

Weaver's Market is November 6 from 10am- 4pm at the Heard Museum main location:
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 

Here are some of the weavers who came to last year's event.

Florence Manygoats

Genevieve Hardy

Josephine Wilson

Maryann Yazzie

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Fall Sale was a big success!

Well, the 3 day fall sale is over and we had tremendous turnout all 3 days. Even if you missed the sale, we still have an incredible selection of artwork and we are getting more every day! Keep checking the online shop because we post new items almost daily. We currently have new work by James Fendenheim, Calvin Peterson, Glendora Fragua, Aaron Brokeshoulder, Martha Jackson, Ric Charlie and many others!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Billie and Betty Betoney

Billie and Betty Betoney

Detail of Billie's tie

Billie and Betty Betoney came into the shop last week and brought some new bracelets.  Betty grew up helping her mother make jewelry, which she said at the time she hated because all she wanted to do was play. After her mother's death many years later, Betty inherited all her tools and as a way to cope with her loss, she decided to try her hand at jewelry making again.  Her husband Billie was an accomplished artist in drawing and mural work and she decided to teach him jewelry making as well. As he put it, "She just told me I was going to learn how to make jewelry!" The process came very easily to him and for quite a while they both worked full time jobs and then came home and went into the studio for the evening. Betty said they would work until midnight many times because they were enjoying their work so much, even though they had to get up the next morning to go to their regular jobs. By the mid- 1980's they were making jewelry full time.  Betty says she doesn't do as much work now as she used to, that Billies does most of it now.  On top of the silversmithing, he also cuts all the stones.

Visit the website to see more images of the items above

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We Are Open Late Tonight!

The Heard Museum Shop at 2301 N Central in Phoenix will be open until 8.30pm tonight only (Tuesday Oct. 5)! If you have trouble making it over here during the day, this is a perfect opportunity to stop by after work to get started on your holiday shopping!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Few More...

Here are a few more pieces of the 2010 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial winners:

Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni)

Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni)

Fabian and Vivica Bowannie (Zuni)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Santa Fe Indian Market Winners

Congratulations to Stetson Honyumptewa (Hopi) and Daniel Sunshine Reeves (Navajo) who won awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market this year. Stetson shared Best of Show honors with film maker Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo), quite an accomplishment and a great testament to his prodigious talents! Stetson also won in the Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carvings and Sculpture category. Sunshine won in the Jewelry category, which always has stiff competition. We are so proud to represent both of these wonderful artists here in the shop!

Owl Kachina Doll by Stetson Honyumptewa
Bracelet by Daniel Sunshine Reeves

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Shop Has A New Look!

This summer has been busy in the shop! We've redecorated with new colors for the walls, which accents the artwork beautifully, vertical blinds and a new old-style Kachina doll display that is very customer friendly.  Many thanks go out to Bruce McGee, Larissa Curtis and Alison Eich who made it all happen.

So come on down and see our new look in person!