Moondance Gala Honorees
Moondance Gala Honorees
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.
Howard R. and Joy M. Berlin
Verma Nequatewa (Sonwai)
SUE GLAWE ON BEHALF OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ARIZONA
N. SCOTT MOMADAY
ARLENE AND GIORA BEN-HORIN
MARY AND MARK B. BONSALL
ALL PAST CHAIRS OF THE HEARD MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
F. WESLEY CLELLAND, III AND THE CLELLAND FAMILY
SENATOR JON KYL
CAROL ANN AND HARVEY MACKAY
DARYL AND CHIP WEIL
ALICE J. DICKEY
CINDY AND JOEL HOXIE
JEAN AND JAMES J. MEENAGHAN
AUDREY AND CLINT MAGNUSSEN
LILA AND JOEL HARNETT
MARTHA AND DAN ALBRECHT
BELLA AND ROBERT DUFFY
JANIS AND DENNIS H. LYON
MARY AND DR. THOMAS M. HUDAK