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!