Monday, March 30, 2015

The 2015 Indian Fair and Market was a Huge Success!

The Heard Museum Guild's Annual Indian Market was a huge success this year. There were over 600 artists- many of whom the shop represents. 

 Within the shop Victoria Adams, Virgil Ortiz, Doug Hyde and Tony Abeyta were on hand to talk about their work and sell directly to fair guests. The shop was also thrilled to host, Bill Faust, Charles King and Terry Dewald. Bill Faust treated the shop by bringing one-of-a-kind works from legendary artist Charles Loloma, among other things. Charles King, an author, appraiser and pottery expert, also brought beautiful works of art and Terry DeWald brought amazing baskets from Tohono O'odham, Apache and west coast tribes. At Books & More, a huge turnout of authors signed their books and discussed the literature with fans. 

Even the set-up was eventful!

Before we could begin the Market festivities, the artists and Heard Museum Shop staff got busy setting up displays.  There wasn't a single idle hand, as everyone was hard at work!

Well...almost everyone!

Only kidding! Tony even brought his own hammer and nails.  Here he is hard at work.

Tony straightening out his painting to ensure everything looked right before the big weekend

Laura Cardinal and Jan Jones putting finishing touches on what would be a beautifully arranged Collector's Room! 

Finally, the Market had Begun! 

After working hard to get the shop ready, the artists were ready for the fun part- interacting with Heard Museum patrons!

The lovely Victoria Adams chatting with a fan

Terry DeWald and his stunning array of baskets

Virgil Ortiz standing in front of his, "Made in Native America" Pop Up Boutique

To meet the large request for vintage jewelry, the Heard Shop set up and supplied a vintage section!

Books & More was also full of excitement!

With so many authors in attendance, Books & More was a lively place to be!

Ken Lamberton, talking about his book “Chasing Arizona”

The authors seemed to enjoy themselves too!

Lance Polingyouma of Books & More speaks to interested patrons

It was a wonderful weekend and we are already looking forward to next year!    

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Heard Museum Shops to Host Major Guests for Indian Fair and Market!

The Heard Museum Shops are excited to host some BIG names at Indian Fair and Market!


From the extensive list of renowned authors who will be at Books & More to the legendary artists and experts set to visit the Heard Museum Shop- this Indian Fair and Market is not one to miss!  

During fair, enter the Heard Museum Shop to experience the opportunity of a lifetime, as you mingle with some of the highest regarded American Indian artists and art experts.  Ask questions, purchase directly from the artists, and immerse yourself in the beautiful art and culture.

Cross the courtyard to Books & More, where you will meet dozens of your favorite authors (see complete list and schedule below) who will be signing books and speaking with patrons.

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors.  If you are among these visitors, be sure to stop into the Heard Museum Shops so as not to miss out! As always, we are tax free and all proceeds support the museum’s mission.

Click to see the full author list with times.

This event is THIS weekend, March 7-8th! 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Heard Museum's Books & More to Feature Distinguished Authors during Fair!

The Heard Museum's Books & More is pleased to announce the presence of several special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market! Come get your books signed and chat with the authors, at this very special event! 

See below for the full list of authors and times.

Saturday, March 7th

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Roger Naylor: “Boots and Burgers”

Paula Baxter: “Southwestern Indian Bracelets: the Essential Cuff”

Aurelie Sheehan: “Demigods on Speedway”

Sarah & William Turnbaugh: “Indian Basketry of the Northeast Woodlands”

12 - 2 p.m.

Kim & Pat Messier: “Reassessing Hallmarks of Southwest Native Jewelry”

Steven Curtis: “Navajo Silversmith Fred Peshlakai”

Franci Washburn: “The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band”

2 - 4 p.m.

Carolyn O’Bagy Davis: “Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts”

Sunday, March 8th

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Greg McNamee: “The Ancient Southwest”

Ken Lamberton: “Chasing Arizona”

Evangeline Parsons Yazzie: “Her Land, Her Love”

12 - 2 p.m.

Max Early: “Ears of Corn: Listen”

Leigh Conrad: “Phoenix’s Greater Encanto-Palmcroft Neighborhood”

Patrisia Gonzales: “Red Medicine”

 Roberto Rodriguez: “Our Sacred Maiz is Our Mother”

Meet some of your favorite authors, who will be spending time chatting with customers and signing books, all throughout fair! 

Click to see the full author list with times.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Heard Museum Shop to Feature Acclaimed Artists during Fair:Tony Abeyta (Navajo)

The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the incredible Tony Abeyta (Navajo) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!

About the artist:

Tony Abeyta is a Navajo contemporary artist working in mixed media paintings. He is a graduate from New York University with an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He was the 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award, and recognized as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Tony currently works in both Santa Fe, NM and Berkeley, CA. His work can be seen at the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and is included in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Boston Fine Arts Museum, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, as well as in many other public & private collections.

Abeyta’s primary focus has been on painting the emotional experience one finds in the New Mexico landscape . “There exists a rhythm in the land where I was born. I spend a lot of time deciphering the light, the cascades of mesas into canyons, the marriage between earth and sky and the light as it constantly changes at whim, the intensity of rock formations, and the sage and chamisa that accent this poetic experience, unlike any where else I have seen. I am beckoned to remember it and then to paint it.” (

Come to the Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair and Market this March 7-8th to meet Tony Abeyta himself! He will be among many other distinguished guests within the shop!