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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Sale at the Heard Museum Shops!

The spring sale at the Heard Museum Shops is here, where members save 20% and non-members save 10%!*

The Heard Museum Shop offers one-of-a-kind, jewelry, baskets, pottery and more- all for exceptional savings for a limited time.

Want to get the most out of the sale? It is not too late to become a member! Adding a membership with your order will insure your 20% discount immediately, as well as 10% off for a full year!

The sale is April 4th, 5th and 6th and starts in shop at 9:30 a.m.  Early birds can start as early as midnight, the 4th, online. The sale ends Sunday at 5 p.m., but once again, those looking to extend their shopping hours can shop in our 24/7 online market place.

When ordering online, remember that we process every order by hand and though your discount will not be reflected at checkout, it will applied before your order is processed.
Happy Shopping!

*Already discounted items and consignment items are not eligible for further discount.