Moondance Gala Honorees

Moondance Gala Honorees

2019

Doug Hyde (Nez Perce / Assiniboine / Chippewa)

As a result of his undeniable mastery, for decades celebrated sculptor Doug Hyde has drawn national and international accolades for the stunning works of art he has brought to life from stone and various other materials including bronze, marble, and granite.

Hyde’s work has been added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. High-profile placements of his sculpture include the grounds of the world-renowned Heard Museum. In addition, his significant bronze sculpture Tribute to the Navajo Code Talkers has become a Phoenix landmark.

Hyde studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he was immersed in classical sculpture techniques. After returning from Vietnam, he learned to use power drilling and cutting techniques. It was during his childhood, though, that Hyde’s grandfather and tribal elders first captured his imagination through retellings of Nez Perce oral history and legends—words and experiences that have influenced and inspired his work throughout his life. Hyde’s recent commissions include bronzes for Harrah’s Resort in Southern California and stone sculptures for the city of Joseph, Oregon. This past March, Hyde received the Governor’s Award presented to him by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the office of the Arizona Governor.

 

Ellen & John Stiteler

John B. Stiteler was born one mile from the Heard Museum nearly ninety years ago. He has served on several boards and has been an integral part of the growth and development of Phoenix. His wife, Ellen Giddins Stiteler hails from New York where she met John 30 years ago while working in commercial real estate. Their business partnership turned into a life partnership that is still going strong after 21 years. Together, they have 8 children and 14 grandchildren and divide their time between Paradise Valley, AZ and Washington, CT.

Ellen and John have a shared interest in design and natural environments and have built two homes, both of which have won awards for restoring natural habitat. The Heard Museum has always been an important part of their Arizona life. John is a Life Trustee and a Past President of the Board from 2008 to 2010. As members of the Maie Bartlett Heard Society they have made a lifetime and lasting commitment to the museum. They have enjoyed experiencing and learning about American Indian art forms and have loved finding treasured objects, which are displayed in both homes.
They accept this honor with love and humility.

2018

Howard R. and Joy M. Berlin

2018

Verma Nequatewa (Sonwai)

2017

SUE GLAWE ON BEHALF OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ARIZONA

N. SCOTT MOMADAY

 

2016

ARLENE AND GIORA BEN-HORIN

KAY WALKINGSTICK

 

2015

MARY AND MARK B. BONSALL

 

2014

ALL PAST CHAIRS OF THE HEARD MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

2013

F. WESLEY CLELLAND, III AND THE CLELLAND FAMILY

 

2012

SENATOR JON KYL

 

2011

CAROL ANN AND HARVEY MACKAY

 

2010

DARYL AND CHIP WEIL

 

2009

ALICE J. DICKEY

 

2008

CINDY AND JOEL HOXIE

 

2007

JEAN AND JAMES J. MEENAGHAN

 

2006

AUDREY AND CLINT MAGNUSSEN

 

2005

LILA AND JOEL HARNETT

 

2004

MARTHA AND DAN ALBRECHT

 

2003

BELLA AND ROBERT DUFFY

 

2002

JANIS AND DENNIS H. LYON

 

2001

MARY AND DR. THOMAS M. HUDAK