Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Katsina Market News

Katsina Market is this Saturday and here are some more details:

10th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace
April 2, 2011
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

This event is dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague Barton Wright.

In addition to being the largest gathering of Katsina doll carvers in the world, there will be several authors signing books, artists demonstrating their craft and musical performances by Ryon Polequaptewa and his band, “Thunderboy”.

Event Schedule:
Market open to the public: 10:00am – 4:00pm in Steele Auditorium and Center Courtyard
Musical performances: 11:30 am and 2:00pm outside Steele Auditorium
Book signings: 11:00 am – 2:00pm outside the north entrance to the Shop
Raffle Drawing: 3:00pm in Steele Auditorium; you need not be present to win

The Raffle:
Raffle tickets for the “signature” Katsina and poster will be available outside the entrance for the auditorium and in the Museum Shop. A single raffle ticket is $2 or you can buy 6 tickets for $10.

To Make a Purchase at the Market:
Please pay for all Katsina doll purchases inside Steele Auditorium.
We have two cashiers this year for your convenience.

We accept cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & personal checks

You will need to keep the computer generated sales receipt you receive from the cashier to exit Steele auditorium with your dolls. If needed, the Heard Museum Shop will package any purchases for travel (we will not pack for shipping) at no charge.

For Your Convenience:
Restrooms are located in the center courtyard next to the Courtyard Café.

While You Are Here:
Please visit our Museum Shop and new Books & More shop. The Museum Shop features over 1000 Katsina dolls, the finest of American Indian jewelry, pottery, baskets, fine art and folk art while the Books and More shop features our extensive collection of books, stationary, t-shirts and souvenirs.

Friday, March 11, 2011

10th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace 2011

10th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace

When: Saturday, April 2
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to the Marketplace is Free

Meet the Carvers • Live Music • Booksignings

More than 100 Hopi Katsina doll carvers will gather in Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum, Phoenix to show and sell their unique carvings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced katsina doll collector, attend the Marketplace to meet and purchase from the top established and emerging carvers.

This year’s signature carver, Nuvadi Dawahoya, will be presenting a two-piece set to be raffled entitled “Warrior’s Prayer.” Dawahoya’s concept for “Warrior’s Prayer” comes from the Hopi belief of praying for your wife and family’s continued prosperity before going off to war, using the pipe in the left hand during the prayer ceremony.

Enter the raffle and you could win "Warrior's Prayer" Katsina doll set by Nuvadi Dawahoya
photo by Craig Smith

Enjoy musical performances from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. by carver Ryon Polequaptewa.
Also, attend booksignings throughout the day and enter to win the signature katsina doll set and the event poster signed by all attending artists. Raffle tickets for "Warrior's Prayer" by Nuvadi Dawahoya are $2 each, or 6 for $10 (you need not be present to win).
Tickets may also be purchased in the shops or by calling 602.252.8344, ext 2.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Market Highlights

The Heard Museum Guild's Annual Indian Market was a huge success this year. There were 700 artists and over 13,000 attendees who graced the museum grounds in picture perfect weather.  Many of the artists the shop represents were in attendance including: Steve LaRance and Marian Denipah, Jesse Monongye, Shawn Bluejacket, Alice Cling, Pat Pruitt, Horace Kayquoptewa, Manuel Weahkee, Claudia Peina, Todd Westika, Troy Sice, Ray Tsalate, Tino Youvella, Melissa Cody, Florence Manygoats and many, many others.  Here are some photo highlights:

Horace Kayquoptewa (Hopi)

Isaac Dial (Navajo) with his Best of Show entry

Manuel Weahkee (Zuni)

This young lady was working on a very fine rug at Michael Ornelas' booth

Ryan Singer (Navajo)

Christopher Nieto (Santo Domingo) with his award winning Best of Show entry

Claudia Peina (Zuni) with her award winning Best of Show entry

Don Clark (Navajo)

Alice Cling (Navajo)

And of course we were delighted to host Denise Wallace and Terry Dewald in the shop.  Denise brought her beautiful work and Terry brought amazing baskets from Tohono O'odham, Apache and west coast tribes. 

The ever gracious Denise Wallace (Aleut)

Terry Dewald holding a butterfly pattern basket