Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Highlights from the 56th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market

This year's Indian Fair and Market proved that not even stormy weather could get in the way of a great event. Despite some rain, there was a huge turnout and many have called this year's market, "the best one yet!" With hundreds of artists on site and several in the shop, that is not a surprise :-)

Events in the Shop

Betsy and Grant Turner of Long Ago and Far Away Gallery

Long Ago and Far Away Gallery is a Vermont Gallery that specializes in Canadian Inuit Art, Native Alaskan Art and Vermont Arts and Crafts. Owners Grant and Betsy Turner have been in business for over twenty-five years and we were delighted to host them as they represented many artists from the North.

A selection of impressive sculptures from Long Ago and Far Away Gallery

The Shop was also excited to have Terry DeWald on site. Terry is a member of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association and is an expert in historic southwest and Californian basketry, as well as contemporary Tohono O'odham and Apache basketry. He is the author of The Papago Indians and their Basketry.

Terry DeWald in a sea of exquisite baskets

There was no shortage of great baskets

Nancy Rose of The Good Stuff brought, well good stuff, to the Heard Museum Shop! The Good Stuff has a huge selection of vintage jewelry. From old concho belts, to intricate turquoise jewelry, it seemed like there was something for everyone.

Rings and more from The Good Stuff

A large selection of jewelry from The Good Stuff

Matt Wood, an antique pottery dealer, and expert in antique American Indian art and artifacts, was kind enough to join us, as well! He brought several phenomenal pieces, including some by famed potter Maria Martinez.  

Many people enjoyed seeing great works that Matt Wood provided

The Shop was also thrilled to welcome artist, Dina Huntinghorse (Wichita).  Dina brought in a large selection of her beautiful jewelry, for all to enjoy.  She also answered many questions about herself and her art!    

The lovely Dina Huntinghorse with a case of wearable art

This Indian Fair and Market was wonderful! The Shop enjoyed their many fabulous guests and there was never a dull moment! 

The hustle and bustle lasted, from start to finish, as excited fair-goers enjoyed the art!

The 56th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market was a huge success!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Signing Special Event

Come meet author Anne Hillerman, daughter of the famous Tony Hillerman, at the Heard Museum book signing event!

This special event is being held at the Heard Museum in Phoenix on Thursday, March 20th. 
There will be a special book signing and discussion by Anne Hillerman, author of Spider Woman's Daughter.        

Spider Woman Daughter by: Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman, already a celebrated nonfiction author, presents her newest book and first novel, Spider Woman's Daughter.    A continuation of her father's popular Leaphorn and Chee series, Spider Woman's Daughter starts when a Navajo Nation Police Officer, Bernadette Manualito, witnesses the cold-blooded killing of someone very close to her.  As the victim struggles to survive, a thrilling investigation ensues.

Anne Hillerman: Photo by Don Strel

Santa Fe–based author Anne Hillerman has published eight non-fiction books and won awards for nearly all of them.  A longtime journalist, Anne writes weekly restaurant reviews for the Albuquerque Journal. She is one of the mavens behind Wordharvest writers workshops.

What: Special Book Signing Event with Anne Hillerman
When: Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Times: Noon to 1:30
The Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Enjoy meeting the author Anne Hillerman and discussing her newest book, Spider Woman's Daughter.        
Admission to this special book signing is free; museum admission additional.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mata Ortiz Pottery and Oaxacan Woodcarvings Show and Sale

The Heard Museum is proud to host the Mata Ortiz Pottery and Oaxacan Woodcarvings event! The art exhibition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14, 15 and 16 and will be at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. 

Mata Ortiz pottery gets its name from the small town in Chihuahua, Mexico, where it is made. It is an inspired recreation of ancient pottery found near archeological sites in Casas Grandes, Mexico. Damian Quezada, nephew of the art movement’s founder Juan Quezada, and Jorge Quintana, a fellow master of Mata Ortiz pottery, will be present at the event. 

Damian Quezada is an awarding winning potter and has been called one of the finest second-generation potters.  He is known for his complex polychrome images.  His work also tends to be quite multifaceted and contain many sections. While most potters prefer to divide their sections into three or four sections, his often exceed five or six. 

Jorge Quintana has worked with clay since 1993.  His beautiful work is distinct in that it contains a checkerboard of complex designs, often including Mimbres animals.  He usually works with polychrome, painting on the more difficult white clay.  He has learned from a multitude of talented potters and has been passing on his knowledge to up and coming potter, Aide Gonzalez, also from Mata Ortiz. She too, will be present for this educational and inspiring show!  

Pottery by Damian Quezada

Oaxacan Woodcarvings are magnificent sculptures created entirely by hand, from copal wood.  They are brightly painted and are known for their vivid colors.

Jacobo Angeles, one of the most accomplished woodcarvers will be present to demonstrate his carvings and painting techniques at the exhibition. His fine work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Indian Museum, the Los Angeles Indian Museum/Autry Western Arts Museum, the prestigious Santa Fe World Folk Art Market, the Museum of Man in San Diego, and many others. His wife Maria Mendosa is a painter and when they combine forces, the results are truly breathtaking!

Carving by Jacopo and Maria Angeles

Jacobo and Maria will be demonstrating carving and painting throughout the show and there will be pottery demonstrations on the forming of pottery from Jorge, Damien and Aide.

What: Mata Ortiz Pottery and Oaxacan Woodcarvings Show and Sale
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday- March 14-16, 2014
Times: Fri/ Sat: 9:30 am- 5 pm, Sun: 11 am-5 pm
Where: Heard Museum 2301 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85004