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NOVEMBER 5, 2022
NOVEMBER 5, 2022

Seating is limited. This event sells out quickly. 



Nadine Basha

Janis Lyon






George Abrams

Milena & Tony Astorga

Arlene Ben-Horin

Joy & Howard Berlin

Erika & Russell Dickey

Marilyn Harris

Mary Hudak

Sharron Lewis

Colleen & John Lomax

Carol Ann & Harvey Mackay

Mary Ellen McKee

Jean & James Meenaghan

Janet & John Melamed

Francis & Dionne Najafi

Michael Namingha

Jill & Wick Pilcher

Merle & Steve Rosskam

Carol & Randy Schilling

Amy Thurston



Support the Heard Museum and add to your own collection by participating in our silent auction at

Browse through this year’s auction items, including a painting by Moondance 2022 Honoree, Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa); an opportunity to enjoy an exclusive dinner in the “Sky-Dome” located in the Heard’s newest exhibition; jewelry by Perry Shorty, Larry Golsh, and Vern Begaye; and so much more!


Begin bidding early and often, any time after the auction launches. Pricing for initial bidding is often between 20% and 35% of the estimated retail value.  


The auction is open to all online, and will culminate and close at Moondance, at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.


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Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa)

Photograph by Kate Russell

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Jill and Wick Pilcher

Photograph courtesy of Wick Pilcher




5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception & Exhibition Preview of

Substance of Stars

Premiering to Moondance guests is our new Signature Exhibition, Substance of Stars. This multi-sensory experience shares the creation stories that form the foundational belief systems and inspire artistic production for the Haudenosaunee, Yup’ik, Diné, and Akimel O’odham Tribes. Substance of Stars will combine historic and contemporary works with immersive digital technologies to showcase the cosmological and spiritual practices of each community.

The cocktail reception will also include special performances by the Larry Redhouse Trio (Diné) and DJ Audrey Pekala (Tohono O'odham/Chicana). 

Marie Watt (Seneca, b. 1967) "Not Yet Titled," 2021. Photograph by Kevin McConnell, courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York. 

7:30 p.m.

Dinner and Celebration of Honorees

After viewing the exhibition and placing initial bids at the Silent Auction, guests will gather in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza to dine and pay tribute to the evening’s honorees: longtime Heard Museum supporters Jill & Wick Pilcher, and acclaimed painter and sculptor Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa).

Photography by Haute Photography

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9:30 p.m.

Dessert and Dancing

Enjoy dessert, dancing, and live music from Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra. Submit your final bids before the Silent Auction closes!

Photography by Haute Photography



You can pay by credit card online, by contacting Jack Schwimmer at 602.251.0245 or,

or by mailing a check and the Moondance 2022 sponsorship form to:


Heard Museum, c/o Development Department

2301 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Full sponsor listing coming soon! Opportunities to purchase tickets, underwrite an element of the evening, or sponsor tables are available from $1,000 and up. 

Signature Sponsors

Nadine Basha

Joy & Howard Berlin

Sharron Lewis

Janis Lyon

Mary Ellen McKee

Supporting Sponsors

Adelante Foundation

Hope L. & John L. Furth

Garcia Family Foundation

Carol Ann & Harvey Mackay

Jean & Jim Meenaghan

Carole & Arte Moreno

Francis & Dionne Najafi / Pivotal Foundation

Jill & Wick Pilcher


In Memory of John B. Stiteler, from Ellen Giddins Stiteler / Pathways Assisted Living

Amy & Ray Thurston


Premier Sponsors

Anonymous (3)

Bashas' - AJ's Fine Foods - Food City

Arlene & Giora Ben-Horin

Matthew Boland & Christopher Greulich

Lisa & Greg Boyce

Julie & Wes Clelland, in memory of Frank & Barbara Clelland

Carla & Adrian Cohen

Sharon & Dr. Craig Cohen

Jenny Danziger and Ann Denk

DLR Group / Okland Construction Company / JFK Electrical

Greg Fullmer, Daniel Hawkins, Douglas Dyakon, Joel Russak, Alex London, & Charlie Dorman

Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance

Edythe Fairbanks Whiteman Foundation

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Betsy & Frank Goodyear

Kathleen & John Graham

Kathy & Dan Grubb

Marilyn W. Harris

Judy Hewson

Mary & Tom Hudak

Carrie & Jon Hulburd

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Nancy & Rick Kelleher

Janet & John Melamed

Rose & Harry Papp

Kristine & Leland W. Peterson

PNC Bank

Merle & Steve Rosskam

Sacks Tierney P.A.

Carol & Randy Schilling

Snell & Wilmer

Torrey Pines Club Corp.

Betty Van Denburgh

Christy Vezolles


Bar Service (SOLD OUT)

Hensley Beverage Company

Paige & Mark Rothermel

Beer & Spirits - $5,000 (1 of 2 still available)

DLR Group

Cocktail Reception (SOLD OUT)

Milena & Tony Astorga

Desserts - $5,000 (2 of 2 still available)


Dinner - $5,000 (6 of 8 still available)

Mary & Mark Bonsall

Jan & Tom Lewis

Dinner Wine - (SOLD OUT)

Shari & Bob Levitan

Judy & Bill Schubert

Centerpieces - $2,500 (2 of 6 still available)

Karen & Donald Abraham

Arlene & Giora Ben-Horin

Janet & Richard Bottarini

Sandy & Bill Metzler

Décor - $5,000 (2 of 3 still available)

Seidberg Law Offices

LED Video Walls - (SOLD OUT)

Julie & Bill Lavidge / Jo & David Van Denburgh

Event Lighting - $5,000 (2 of 2 still available)

Presentation Stage - $5,000 (1 of 1 still available)

Invitations - $5,000 (2 of 2 still available)

Postage - $2,500 (SOLD OUT)

Patience & Jim Huntwork


Silent Auction - $2,500 (1 of 2 still available)

Patsy & Tom Tait

Photography (SOLD OUT)

Merle & Steve Rosskam


Gala Programs (SOLD OUT)

Mary & Tom Hudak

Guest Favors (SOLD OUT)

Lani & Bo Calbert


Valet Parking (SOLD OUT)

Erin & John Gogolak

Cultural Performances - $2,500 (SOLD OUT)

Tara & John Coggins

Libby & Joel Cohen

Sue & Jim Navran

Pianist (SOLD OUT)

Christopher Stalberg

Entertainment - $5,000 (2 of 2 still available)

Kickoff Hosts

Carrie Hulburd and Amy Thurston

Heard Staff Hospitality (SOLD OUT)

Elaine & Scott Montgomery

Honoree Hospitality - $5,000 (1 of 1 still available)

Honoree Video for Dan Namingha (SOLD OUT)

Trudy & Steve Wiesenberger

Honoree Video for Jill & Wick Pilcher - (SOLD OUT)

Jeanne L. Herberger, In Memory of Gary K. Herberger

Security (SOLD OUT)

Susan & Appy Chandler

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