Every year the Heard Museum Shop invites noted American Indian art dealers and artists to exhibit in the gallery. This year, the shop is excited to have such a diverse group of accomplished artists and dealers. The artists and dealers will be on hand through the entire Fair to talk with visitors and sell their work.
Featured Shop Artists and Dealers
Steve LaRance (Hopi/Assiniboin), Marian Denipah (Navajo/Tewa) and Cree La Rance (Hopi/Tewa), jewelers
Steve and Marian gather tufa from the Hopi Reservation and use traditional Native designs --like petroglyphs, dragonflies, katsina figures and water designs -- in creative contemporary ways. Their designs are often set with precious and semi-precious stones. Many look like small sculptures.. They are also creating a body of work using diamonds with gold.
Their son, Cree LaRance, is a recipient of the 2016 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship from the Museum of Indian Art and Culture. Cree won his first artistic awards in the youth divisions of shows including the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Heritage Programs, the Heard Museum Indian Market and the Santa Fe Indian Market. All of Cree’s work is handmade including his stamp work. He is also accomplished at Tufa casting, Lost Wax casting and Fabrication.
Philander Begay (Navajo)
Philander Begay is from a family of jewelers noted for their fine one of a kind castings. The family has created some of the most collected pieces of contemporary Native American jewelry by carving intricate scenes of Navajo and Pueblo life combined with fine natural turquoise.
Philander is an award-winning artist known for his unique style of tufa cast handmade art. Philander has showcased his work at the renowned Santa Fe Indian Market, winning the 2007 Artists Choice Peer Award for Exceptional, Innovative Work in Any Media. He has won blue ribbons and many other awards of recognition at Indian Market, Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial, and other forums. In 2010, Philander received a Best of Division award at the Heard Indian Market.
Upton (Greyshoes) Ethelbah, Jr. (Santa Clara/Apache)
Upton (Greyshoes) Ethelbah, Jr. is an award-winning sculptor. He sculpts contemporary, stylized, and flowing forms inspired by the aesthetic motifs and movements found in the ceremonial regalia and dances of his Native American heritage (Santa Clara Pueblo and White Mountain Apache). Some specific representations have included Apache crown dancers, Pueblo corn, deer, elk, antelope and buffalo dancers; and even the pan-American Matachines. Greyshoes is also known for his "essentialized" Native American medicine bears and a variety of other sacred animal representations.
Greyshoes works exclusively in stone, including exotic and domestic marble, limestone, alabaster, and onyx. A selection of one-of-a-kind stone originals are then chosen to be cast in bronze in limited editions. These bronzes feature patinas in a range of colors, patterns, and textures.
Terry Dewald, basket expert
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.
Meet the Authors at Books & More
The museum's Books & More shop brings in noted authors on American Indian art, history and the southwest every year. Meet the artists and have them autograph your books!
All Day Saturday and Sunday
Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise
Doug Hocking is an independent scholar who has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology and historical archaeology. He grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and attended school among the Indios and paisanos of the Rio Arriba (Northern New Mexico). He retired from the military as an armored cavalry (scout) officer. His novels immerse the reader in the times, terrain and cultures of 19th century New Mexico. Doug lives near Tombstone with his wife, dogs and a feral cat. He writes both fiction and history.
Saturday, March 3rd
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State (new edition), Native Roads, and The Mighty Colorado River
Jim retired from the Arizona Historical Society and has been an author and editor for Rio Nuevo Publishers since 2009. Now he gives talks for senior living communities, clubs, and conventions, combining interesting facts from Arizona's unique history with humorous anecdotes.
Tortillas, Tiswan & T-Bones: A Food History of the Southwest and The Ancient Southwest
Greg is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books and more than five thousand periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories. He operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service and is the publisher of Polytropos Press.
Lauren Greasewater's War
Steve and his wife lived with the Havasupai People of the Grand Canyon for 11 years. The Havasupai asked the Hirsts to research and document the case for winning back ancestral land. Steve's award-winning book, I Am the Grand Canyon, his novel Lauren Greasewater's War, and the historic enlargement of the Havasupai Reservation were the outcome of that work. Steve also coordinated science and mathematics programs for Anishnabe and Potowatomi students in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Today, he and his wife volunteer as interpretive rangers for the US Forest Service in Flagstaff and continue their lifelong friendship and work with the Havasupai people.
Saturday, March 3rd
12 - 2 p.m.
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
The Journal of Sedona Schnebly
Anyone who has seen the Schnebly Hill Formation in Sedona will recognize at least part of Lisa Schnebly Heidinger's name. Heard Museum visitors may remember her book for the Arizona Centennial, Arizona: 100 Years Grand. Lisa is the author of several books, was a radio and TV reporter in Tucson and Flagstaff, has written for ARIZONA HIGHWAYS, and is a Road Scholar speaker for Arizona Humanities. She is also an active volunteer.
Paul Scharbach and Robert A. Melikian
Arizona Past and Present
Robert Melikian grew up in Phoenix, graduating from Arcadia High School and Arizona State University. A lawyer with a passion for historic preservation, he has painstakingly documented the architectural history of Phoenix, and his family has proudly run the Hotel San Carlos since 1973. He is the author of Vanishing Phoenix and Hotel San Carlos.
Paul Scharbach, a Phoenix native, has worked as a professional photographer for over 30 years on commercial, stock, and book projects. Passionate about local history, he concentrates mostly on Phoenix imagery, as well as researching historic photographs of Arizona. He was the photographer and image researcher for the 2005 book, Phoenix Then and Now.
Wild Wisdom: Animal Stories of the Southwest
Jan illustrated Wild Wisdom which was written by Rae Ann Kumelos. Jan has been a professional painter for thirty-five years. Best known for her wildlife paintings, equine art, and pet portraiture, she grew up in the Colorado Rockies where she developed a love for nature and all creatures. After receiving her fine arts and illustration degree from Northern Arizona University and working as a cowgirl, Jan settled in Cave Creek, Arizona, where she never lacks inspiration thanks to her many amazing rescued animals.
Christine K. Bailey
Secret Phoenix: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful & Obscure
Christine is an advocate for exploring life’s adventures, and as a result the author of books, articles and business profiles about the people she’s met and places she’s discovered along the way. She writes about Tempe and Sedona for international travel site Bindu, and has written for local, regional and national print and online publications, including: PHOENIX Magazine, SheKnows.com, The Arizona Republic, AZWINE Lifestyle magazine and Southwest Meetings + Events Magazine. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in literary outlets such as The SiNK Magazine and Storyhouse Coffee. Secret Phoenix traverses the historical, geographical and cultural landscape of an unlikely city that has risen from the dust of an ancient civilization to be the sixth largest city in the U.S.
Saturday, March 3rd
12 - 2 p.m. - continued
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, has been cooking across the US and World for the last 30 years. He is the Founder and CEO Chef of The Sioux Chef™. His main culinary focus has been on the revitalization and awareness of indigenous foods systems in a modern culinary context. Sean has studied on his own extensively to determine the foundations of these food systems which include the knowledge of Native American farming techniques, wild food usage and harvesting, land stewardship, salt and sugar making, hunting and fishing, food preservation, Native American migrational histories, elemental cooking techniques, and Native culture and history in general to gain a full understanding of bringing back a sense of Native American cuisine to today’s world.
Saturday, March 3rd
2 - 3 p.m.
Ann Marshall, Ph.D.
Of God and Mortal Men
Dr. Ann Marshall is director of research at the Heard Museum in Phoenix where she has worked for more than thirty-five years. Prior to that she worked at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. During her career at the Heard, she has curated many of the museum’s major exhibitions that involved cultural advisors. She was the project director for the Museum’s signature exhibition Home: Native People in the Southwest and editor of the accompanying book. She is also the author of Rain: Native Expressions from the American Southwest (Museum of New Mexico Press 2000) and The Heard Museum History and Collections.
Awa Tsireh, Of God and Mortal Men, and Over the Edge
Diana Pardue is chief curator at the Heard Museum, where her work has included historic and contemporary Native American arts. She received the 2009 Curatorial Excellence Award from the Apple Valley Foundation in California. Her publications include exhibit catalogs and journal articles.
Kathleen L. Howard
Over the Edge
Kathleen L. Howard is a research associate at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. She earned a Masters and PhD in History from Arizona State University. Her research interests include the history of the American Southwest and its native cultures.
Awa Tsireh, Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith
Norman Sandfield is an internationally known collector and antique dealer in Chicago who has specialized in fine antique and contemporary Japanese toggles known as netsuke for more than forty years. He has been a collector for all of his personal and professional life. Awa Tsireh is his third book and exhibition in collaboration with the Heard Museum.
Sunday, March 4
12 - 2 p.m.
The Historical League
Tastes & Treasures II
Tastes & Treasures II is a collection of recipes and stories from members of the Historical League, including several past and present members of the Heard Museum Guild. It's a treat for cooks and non-cooks alike. The Historical League supports the Arizona Heritage Center.
Margaret Moore Booker
Southwest Art Defined
Margaret Moore Booker is the award-winning author of several books and articles on art, decorative arts, architecture, and history. A resident of Santa Fe since 2004, she divides her time between writing projects and freelance work, with a focus on the art, architecture, decorative arts, and history of the Southwest.
Bubby's Puddle Pond: A Tortuga's Tale of the Desert
Carol Hageman was inspired by her lifelong love of wildlife and the outdoors. A first-time author, Carol has written a book that is enjoyable for children up to and including second-grade to have read to them or to read themselves. Based loosely on animal behavior Hageman observed in real life, Bubby's Puddle Pond: A Tortuga's Tale of the Desert is an adventure about how to get along with others while finding one's own strengths. Currently living in Tempe, Arizona, in her free time Hageman practices yoga, rides horses, and is a Master Gardener.