Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Shipping

The season is upon us and the window for shipping in time for arrival by the holidays is swiftly dwindling. We normally ship UPS and if you need items from us to arrive in time for the holidays, please consult this handy map to make your shipping choice.

This map shows transit time from our zip code: 85004 and reflects a general representation of UPS Ground transit time. Please note, we strive to ship items the same day they are ordered but we cannot guarantee they will ship that day.

 UPS Expedited shipping guidelines:
  • 3 Day Select: Delivery by the end of the third business day
  • 2nd Day Air: Delivery by the end of the second business day
  • Next Day Air: Delivery by the next business day at 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, or end of day, depending on destination. 
Orders shipped by Thursday December 20 will arrive by Monday December 24 with UPS 2nd Day Air

Orders shipped Friday December 21 will arrive by Monday December 24 with UPS Next Day Air.

No packages will be shipped on Christmas Eve.

UPS does not deliver or pickup on Christmas. They resume normal business hours the next day, as do we.

Don't wait! Order early, but if you need something shipped on Thursday before Christmas it is best to order it Wednesday so we have time to process and pack it.
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Museum Members Sale Saturday, December 8

It's time for our annual one day only members sale Saturday December 8 where museum members save 20% on all non-sale and non-consignment items at both shop locations*. Shop online from midnight to midnight! This is the perfect time to find a unique hand-made item for the holidays.

Not a member? Not a problem! You can purchase a membership with your order online or at the store counter and immediately receive your discount. Visit our membership page on our website to see which level is right for you.

*Berlin Gallery items are not included

Holiday Hours

The Heard Museum and shops will be observing shorter hours on our upcoming holidays. Please see the information below to plan your visit. Thank you!

Heard Main and North will close at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2012)
Heard Main and North will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25, 2012)
Heard Main and North will close at 3:00pm on New Years Eve (December 31, 2012)
Heard Main and North will close at 4:00pm on New Years Day (January 1, 2013)

We will be open regular business hours all other days.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Indigenous Visions

Our kick-off for Indigenous Visions had a great line-up of artists in the shop. We hosted fetish carvers Lena Boone and Debra and Dinah Gasper, the talented Susunkewa family who were showing their Kachina dolls and paintings, painters and brothers Donn Clark and Bill Dixon and jewelers Carl and Irene Clark, Tom Baldwin and James Peshlakai. They brought stunning work and were more than happy to share their stories with a very appreciative audience. We are so grateful to them for coming down and sharing their talent with us.

Bill Dixon (Navajo)

Donn Clark (Navajo)

James Peshlakai (Navajo), grandson of Peshlakai Etsitty

Dina Gasper and her Daughter Debra (Zuni)

Lena Boone (Zuni)

Tom Baldwin (Navajo)

Jewelry by Carl and Irene Clark (Navajo)

A closer view of Carl and Irene's amazing micro inlay jewelry

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Events at the Heard

November is a month filled with things to see and experience at the Heard. In addition to our Indigenous Visions event this coming Saturday (see the previous post), we are launching our Ornament Market Thursday November 22. The beginning of our market coincides with the Thanksgiving Harvest Feast at our Cafe. Tickets are still available. The same week we will be having a once in a lifetime rug sale. See the details below!

Special Navajo Rug Sale
Friday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Heard Museum Members)
Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25 (Open to the Public)
Heard Museum Phoenix, Encanto Room

Select from more than 300 exquisite Navajo textiles, offered from a private collection, at this special sale! Artworks range from intricately-woven miniatures and sandpainting-style rugs to museum-quality pictorials and traditional patterns. Priced below market value, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own—or give—a gift of hand-crafted love.

Fifth Annual Ornament Marketplace
Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25 (Heard Museum Phoenix)
Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24 (Heard Museum North Scottsdale)

There’s no better place to find authentic Southwest artworks than the Heard Shops. Search for unique, one-of-a-kind ornaments and other treasures perfect for gift-giving or to enhance your own holiday celebrations. Holiday ornaments from more than 25 artists will be available for purchase. Prices range from $10 to $40.  Also, look for a wide selection of our ornaments in our online shop.

Third Annual Harvest Feast
Thursday, November 22, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Heard Museum Phoenix

The Heard invites visitors to sit down for the Harvest Feast, an American Indian-inspired meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Combining unique Native ingredients with traditional recipes, this year’s menu features turkey and dressing, tamales and posole; all traditional Southwestern holiday dishes.
Price: Adult members $60, adult non-members $75, children 12 and under $30. Price does not include gratuity or museum admission. Beer, wine and cocktails are additional. Reservations required by November 17. Call 602.252.8840, ext. 2271.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Indigenous Visions launches for Fall

The Heard Museum Shops Indigenous Visions event starts again this Saturday November 17 from 10am to 2pm in the Main shop and at our North location. Scheduled to appear are:

Jewelers: Carl Clark (Navajo), Tom Baldwin (Navajo), James Peshlakai (Navajo),
Fernando Padilla (San Felipe), 

Silver and Micro-Inlay cuff bracelet by Carl and Irene Clark (Navajo)

Painters: Donn Clark (Navajo), William Dixon (Navajo), Norma Susunkewa (Hopi), Sheryl Susunkewa (Hopi)

"The Marksman" original painting on canvas by Donn Clark (Navajo)

Fetish Carvers: Lena Boone (Zuni), Evalena Boone (Zuni), Debra Gasper (Zuni), Dinah Gasper (Zuni)

Mountain Lion fetish carving by Lena Boone (Zuni)

Bear fetish carving by Debra Gasper (Zuni)

Kachina Carver: Manfred Susunkewa (Hopi)

In the Berlin Gallery:
Printmaker Jacob Meders (Maidu/ Mechoopda)

Original artwork- archival pen, ink and wax on wood by Jake Meders (Mechoopda/ Maidu)

In our Bookstore:
Novelist Seth Muller

Seth Muller is a Southwest author and journalist based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has written a young-reader fiction series called Keepers of the Windclaw Chronicles, published by the multicultural press Salina Bookshelf. He has also written a nonfiction narrative book called Canyon Crossing: Experiencing the Grand Canyon From Rim to Rim (Grand Canyon Association, March 2011). The book is an exploration of the canyon’s corridor trails and their rich history. The book was selected among Pima County Library's 2011 Southwest Books of the Year.


And at our North Location:

Photographer Tiffiney Yazzie (Navajo) and bead artist Deb Krol (Xolon Salinan)

"Tattered Old Blankets" archival inkjet print by Tiffiney Yazzie (Navajo)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Spanish Market is at the Heard!

Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11
Hours: 10am- 5pm

Free to Heard Museum Members or free with suggested donation of $10 for one person or $20 for two people, which includes museum admission.

The shop is hosting some amazing special artwork during Spanish Market. Jerry Boyd will be here with his Oaxacan carvings and we will also have Huichol bead art. Our guest artists are Mata Ortiz potters Jorge Quintana Rodriguez and Damian Quezada and Jan Diers with Mata Ortiz shard jewelry.

Jorge Quintana Rodriguez

Considered one of the founding artists to revive Mata Ortiz pottery, Jorge Quintana began his illustrious career in 1983. As a teenager, he helped Mata Ortiz pottery founder Juan Quezada dig clay for his work. Convinced to seriously pursue pottery making by Pilo Mora, Jorge began to study with his aunt, Luz María Gallegos de Almeida, who helped expand his early pottery knowledge taught to him by his grandmother, Antonia Flores Ibarra. He is known as one of a handful of Mata Ortiz artists to complete all process stages of pottery making, from collecting and preparing the clay to painting and firing the vessel. Inspired by Mimbres and Paquimé motifs, he embraces representational and geometric design elements in his works and is credited with creating his own original designs, such as his “eyedazzler” and “checkerboard” motifs.

His vessels exhibit the thin-walled and fine-lined forms indicative of some of the best Mata Ortiz pottery created today and his works are highly sought after, being collected around the world.

Works by Jorge:

Jan Diers Mata Ortiz to You, a retailer for Mata Ortiz pottery jewelry. She collects broken Mata Ortiz pottery and jeweler Agustin Torres Beltran (a Nahuatl Indian) shapes the shards and creates the unique silver settings. No two are alike.

And at Books and More, Kathy Cano-Murillo will be signing 2 of her latest novels: Waking up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing.

These novels are fun, funny and full of great craft ideas! Kathy will be happy to personalize copies for you!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's time for the Fall Sale!

It's time for our first sale of the season! This coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday members will save 20% and non-members will save 10% on all non-sale and non-consignment item at our physical stores and online. Shop our store hours 9.30-5pm Friday -Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm. Shop online 24/7!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Weaver's Market is Coming!

The Heard Museum Weaver's Market will be held a little later this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday December 1 from 10am to 4pm. We expect over 50 weaver's from all over the southwest will be here to demonstrate and sell their finished treasures. The day will also include lectures and book signings. The event is free and open to the public.

This year our raffle rug was woven by Jane Hyden (Navajo) who specializes in Pictorial style. She has two rugs in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum.Jane will also be demonstrating at the market.

This Year's Raffle Rug

Pictorial Rug by Jane Hayden
This rug measures 36.5 x 46.5 inches and is valued at $2,200.00
 You can buy raffle tickets to win this beautiful rug when you visit the gift shop at the main museum or when you come to the market. The drawing will be held around 3pm the day of the market and you need not be present to win. Tickets are 1 for $2 or 6 for $10. Visit us or give us a call to order some over the phone: 602-252-834. 

We also have a great lineup of speakers:

11am - 12pm: Ann Lane Hedlund: Navajo Weaving: Past, Present & Future
12:15: Mark Winter: The Two Grey Hills style of weaving and the development of his book “The Master Weavers”
1:30: Ann Marshall: Pictorial Weaving and the upcoming “Picture This” exhibit
2:00: Peterson Zah: “We Will Secure Our Future”

Except for Ann Marshall, each speaker will follow his/her talk with a book signing at Books & More.

This is a great, family friendly event and an opportunity to meet talented artists, and see what goes into this time honored art form.

So, to recap:
What: Heard Museum Weaver's Market
When: December 1
Time: 10am - 4pm
Where: Heard Museum main location - 2301 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
How Much: FREE!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Heard Museum Kachina Market 2012

Well, better late than never, here are some highlights from our 2012 Kachina Market. The event was held April 14 at our main location and was a great success. The weather was picture perfect here although we heard that many of our carvers braved some bad weather up north to make it down from Hopi for the event. We had some new faces, returning veterans and some carvers we hadn't seen in a while that we were delighted to welcome back!

The Market just getting started!

Ambrose Singua holding his Star Kachina doll

Mavasta Honyouti is Ronald Honyouti's very talented son

Ronald Honyouti painting one of his dolls

Preston Youvella

Cordell Naseyoma

Dean Howato with one of his signature tableau scenes. He was there with his son
who is also carving and he also brought his father's dolls.

Ryon Polequaptewa and his group performing

Wilmer Kaye

Wilmer's cousin, Michael Dean Jenkins, who has not been able to carve for a while because of an eye injury.
We are so glad he's fine now and carving again!

Willis Kewyanwytewa

By the time we photographed Gerry Quotskuyva he only had one doll left!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Inventory Wednesday August 8, 2012

The main museum shop will be closed for our annual inventory on August 8, 2012.
The main museum, cafe and Heard North will be open. We will resume regular business hours Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The 2013 Heard Desk Calendar is Here!

The Heard Museum Desk Calendar for 2013 is now available in our stores!

The images in this calendar were taken by photographer Craig Smith and are of objects from the Heard Museum's world famous collection of Native cultural and fine art. The Heard Museum's collections include approximately 39,000 works of art and ethnographic objects as well as library and archival resources. The Heard Museum's collection of fine art includes more than 3,600 pieces ranging from easel art and prints to sculpture. The collection documents the 20th-century development of the American Indian Fine Art Movement and includes work by some of the finest historic and contemporary American Indian artists.

The calendar sells for $16.95. Come into the shops, call or order online.

This spiral bound desk calendar features a unique piece of artwork with each calendar page.
Here is a sampling of what's inside:

Calendar Cover
Linda Lomahaftewa (Choctaw/ Hopi)
"New Mexico Sunset" 1978

An example of the interior layout
Maria Samora (Taos Pueblo)
"Lattice Cosmos Bracelet" 2008

Stetson Honyumptewa (Hopi)
"Piki Eater Katsina doll" 2004

Della and Francis James (Navajo)
Squash Blossom Necklace, 1970

Merina Lujan Pop Chalee (Taos Pueblo)
"Pueblo Dancer" n.d.

Kenneth Begay (Navajo) and Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee)
Purse, 1950's

Kevin Red Star (Crow)
"Full Moon Riders Along the Little Horn River" 1986