Monday, April 7, 2014


The Heard Museum is excited to announce the 13th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace!

This event is the nation's largest gathering of Hopi Katsina doll carvers and is a must-see. Experienced and brand-new collectors are encouraged to attend the Marketplace, where they can meet established and emerging carvers. Both traditional and contemporary style dolls will be available for purchase from the artists directly. These carvers will be showing and selling their exquisite works of art and visitors can enjoy this, as well as musical performances, carving demonstrations and our featured Katsina doll raffle prize drawing.

The featured carver for this year's market is Gene Dawahoya (Hopi).  

Gene Dawahoya

Gene was born on Second Mesa on the Hopi reservation in Northern Arizona. He is a member of the Bear Strap Clan and has been actively carving Katsinas for more than 30 years. He is the brother of noted Katsina doll carver Nuvadi Dawahoya. He is well known for his intricate attention to detail, often carving a doll out of one piece of cottonwood.

This year's featured doll is "Sikya-Hote” [below] by Gene Dawahoya. It is valued at $2,400 and one lucky ticket holder will win it at this year's raffle drawing. In addition, the winner will also receive an exclusive event poster signed by all of the attending artists!

"Sikya-Hote" by Gene Dawahoya: Photo by Craig Smith

Raffle tickets are $2 each, or six for $10. The drawing is at 3 p.m. on the day of the event and the winner need not be present to win.  Tickets may be purchased at the Marketplace and at the Heard Museum Shop.

There will also be performances by the Hopi group “Thunderboy” at 11:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m.

Thunderboy preforming at last year's Katsina Doll Marketplace: Photo by Jewel Clark

What: Heard Museum Shops 13th Katsina Doll Marketplace
Where: Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum in Phoenix
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10am- 4pm

Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured Katsina doll. Admission to the Marketplace is free.

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