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One of the great joys of my job is getting the opportunity to walk Canyon Road on a regular basis, enjoying the big beautiful cottonwood trees, flowers, and lush foliage. While no two buildings are the same, the low slung, mostly adobe structures are as varied as the art and types of businesses within. Every door presents an opportunity for discovery. It is impossible to typecast what you might find in a business on Canyon Road. What I most appreciate about Canyon Road is the scale. The eclectic mix of art, jewelry, food, and clothing is found in smaller, low-ceiling buildings more similar to houses than businesses. Which of course, they all once were. It’s more human; this is how most of us live. There’s a quaintness to the human-scale curved walls and the odd room sizes. These were not architecturally designed walls, but rather built to fit a need. Right angles were not a priority. This quirkiness adds to the creativity that surrounds you. I encourage you to take the long and joyful walk up the broken sidewalks and amid the inconsistent architecture that lines the street. You are not on a manicured road, but one that is more human with its idiosyncrasies, contrasts, and lovely imperfection. If there is one consistency, it is the feeling of unbridled creativity that lies behind each of those lovely adobe walls. Savor your journey and know that you are now on a road like no other.

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12 Map of Canyon Road 14

Unique Digs: Canyon Road Architecture A stroll up Canyon Road reveals Pueblo Indian architecture, Territorial updates, and John Gaw Meem’s Pueblo Revival work.

16 State of the Art: The Art of Canyon Road One hundred-plus art galleries draw art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world. 20 Where Art and History Meet: Canyon Road History The Road’s evolution from dirt path to today’s vibrant art district. 22

Tasty Pleasures: Canyon Road Cuisine Tempt your tastebuds with offerings from old-fashioned lunch counters to upscale eateries—satisfying the most discerning palate.

32 Last Look Outdoor art is the Road’s finishing touch.


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24 Shopping on Canyon Road Shops link art with jewelry, textiles, and décor.

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“Someone Like You” 32 x 32 fr Watercolor

Waxlander Gallery

622 Canyon Road • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505.984.2202

Celebrating Twenty-nine Years of Excellence

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Women’s and girls’ clothing. Jewelry and accessories.

Museum-quality Native American jewelry.

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N o w R e p r e s e n t i n g J. D. C h a l l e n g e r Little Sun, acrylic/mixed media, 36” x 32”

Visit our sculptur e garden Life-size ravens by Jim Eppler

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NIETO, “Kicking Back at the Pow Wow”, 16" x 40", Acrylic

AXTON, “Spinnaker Sky”, 19" x 20", Oil

DAWSON, “River Country”, 9" x 10", Oil

HANDELL, “Taos”, 11" x 11", Oil


VENTANA FINE ART 400 Canyon Road

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Friends (1973) by Fedor Zakharov (1919 – 1994) oil on canvas board 20 x 27 1/2 inches

Roses by Alexander Shabadei oil on canvas 36 x 24 inches

The Café by JuLee Simmons oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches

Spring Rain, Bruges by Evgeny and Lydia Baranov oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches

Nocturne (1985) by Mila Strugatsky oil on canvas 52 1/4 x 30 1/8 inches

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“Canyon Road is important in the art world because in an eight block area you can find every genre of fine art, while strolling the street and viewing incredible, historic architecture. People should travel to Canyon Road because it is a treat to the senses. You can walk Canyon Road and visit some of the finest art galleries, jewelry stores, and boutiques in the country, and when you get hungry, we have six different, excellent restaurants available.” —Mark Greenberg, vice president, Canyon Road Merchants Association

how to get around Canyon Road

Free Santa Fe Pick-Up to Canyon Road

The free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle runs every 15 minutes. Catch it at stops marked “Pick It Up Here”—there are four on Canyon Road (shown below) and one nearby at Alameda and Paseo de Peralta. The shuttle will drop passengers off anywhere along the route (safety permitting).


The Santa Fe Pick-Up route starts and ends at the Santa Fe Depot in the Railyard and runs counterclockwise around downtown, with stops at: The Capitol/PERA Building Canyon Road Alameda and Paseo de Peralta The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi The Main Library City Hall/The Santa Fe Community Convention Center Santa Fe Plaza/Museums The Eldorado Hotel & Spa

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unique digs Canyon Road architecture

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by Charles Poling

stroll down Canyon Road, wandering inside the galleries, shops, and restaurants both fine and casual, immerses you in several variations on the theme of Santa Fe–style architecture. In a halfmile walk, you’ll pass simple adobes with roots in Pueblo Indian architecture, as well as Territorial updates on that original Native vernacular. Continuing your stroll, you’ll discover a truly classic specimen of John Gaw Meem’s finest, genre-defining Pueblo Revival work. The most engaging architecture always honors not only geography, but a sense of place. Canyon Road, aptly named, winds up the Santa Fe River to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eventually forming a steep-sided canyon. That terrain offered little flat land for settlement, but the nearby river supplied precious water via the acequia madre for farming. A few Spanish Colonial farmers homesteaded in the middle 1700s along a burro track just wide enough for a meandering wagon. They built what we today call Pueblo-style homes, using local materials—mud, stone, and timber—and learning a few lessons from the neighboring Pueblo Indians. You’ll pass several examples of these originally plain homes along Canyon Road, characterized by mud construction and protruding beams known as vigas. These vigas sat below shallow parapets and flat roofs. Deep-set windows with plaster-wrapped, bull-nosed corners punctuate rippling, lumpy adobe walls sometimes four feet thick. A shop at the lower end of Canyon Road illustrates the style, although its simple, lintel-capped, post-and-viga portal hints at an update to the original house. A 275-year-old home nearby sports a subtle evolution, its Virgin of Guadalupe–blue window framing and lintels leaning into Territorial style. The style reflected New Mexico’s new status as a U.S. territory in 1850, revealing Army design influences. Over time, it incorporated increasingly available manufactured materials like firedclay bricks and milled lumber. Many people simply added ornamentation to the existing Pueblo-style buildings. Newly built homes showed greater scale, enabled by the new materials and techniques. For a great example, amble up the road a bit farther, where a settler built his farmhouse in the mid-18th century. Many remodelings later, its Pueblo roots show beneath an overlay of Territorial ornamentation. A portal of white milled 8 x 8' posts commands attention. Let your eye travel over wood shutters and crown molding over the wood window framing. A period-perfect, pedimented lintel forms a shallow pyramid atop the framed entry door. These elements model the style ideally, whether added last year, last century, or in frontier times. And the Modernist, sans serif–lettered brass sign harmonizes in perfect pitch.

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Nice composition. Close to the bottom of Canyon Road, a lovely brick building capped with a white cupola represents nonNative architecture following railroad expansion into New Mexico in 1881. With the trains came more AngloAmericans, manufactured materials, and Eastern-influenced architecture. As a balance to this Americanization, Meem reimagined the original pueblos for his great public buildings, churches, and private homes of the early- to mid-20th century. In 1939, the diocese commissioned his masterpiece of Pueblo Revival architecture, the Cristo Rey Parish Church at Canyon Road and Camino Cabra. Built with more than 150,000 adobe bricks, it remains one of the largest adobe structures in New Mexico. Don’t miss it! cr

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state of the art

events for all


creativity on Canyon Road


by Ben Ikenson

hen 17th-century Spanish settlers used burros to haul firewood from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to customers in Santa Fe, they could not have known that the little backwater would become a worldclass destination—thanks largely to the vibrant arts scene that would emerge here. Today the city is home to a large number of accomplished creative talents. Boasting the third largest art market in the nation, Santa Fe ranks among the globe’s major cultural metropolises. This is a remarkable comment on the soul of a town whose population hovers around just 70,000. It is especially evident on a half-mile stretch of road that winds into the shadowy folds of forested mountains, once the route of pioneering Spaniards and their loyal if not overburdened companions.   Canyon Road, with its dense assemblage of more than 100 art galleries plus shops, restaurants, and original historic adobe homes, is a draw for locals, tourists, and art collectors from around the world. In this quaint enclave, visitors can enjoy a broad range of work—from contemporary glass, ceramic, and fiber arts to tinwork and Spanish Colonial–inspired wood carvings. They can see impressive works of contemporary abstract painting, sculpture, and photography created by artists from around the globe. Traditional Native American weavings and katsinas, a stunning array of Indian-produced jewelry, modern and historic Pueblo pottery, and other Native arts and antiquities grab everyone’s attention. Visitors can even check out original work by those people who helped solidify Santa Fe’s identity as an art mecca, many of whom lived and worked in the neighborhood. Around the turn of the 20th century, Santa Fe was home to a burgeoning arts scene that included William Penhallow Henderson, realist painters Robert Henri and John French Sloan, and Sheldon Parsons, who lived and painted in a home on Canyon Road until he died in 1943. During the high season from May to October, the Friday night gallery openings are not unlike Hollywood film premiere events. And this storied and picturesque road becomes the subject of its own art in October, when the Canyon Road Paint Out celebrates plein air painters who set up easels outdoors to paint all day. cr r

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Though Canyon Road is always bustling, the street’s legendary art community comes to life in a big way on certain days each year. Exhibition openings, often celebrated on Friday evenings, are a Canyon Road staple. Many establishments schedule them on the fourth Friday of each month—“Fourth Fridays”—making those nights particularly lively. Galleries open their doors to showcase their newest exhibitions, often with light refreshments and sometimes live entertainment. For a complete gallery opening schedule, visit During February, the annual ARTfeast festival presents the Edible Art Tour. Visitors and locals can stroll between galleries, enjoying food from local restaurants at each one. Here, guests have a chance to enjoy delicious cuisine while checking out cutting-edge art. Proceeds from this event support arts education programs for Santa Fe’s youth. ( When the weather warms up, head up the road for Passport to the Arts, slated for May 11. The celebration features a quick draw art competition and a live auction, and many galleries and shops host artist receptions, demonstrations, trunk shows, and live music. Passport to the Arts is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Public Schools music program. ( Before the winter weather rolls in for the season, enjoy a day of plein air painting with more than 100 artists out on the street during the Canyon Road Paint Out. On October 18–19, the annual event once again includes live music, a parade, art shows, and refreshments along Canyon Road. ( And the most popular event of the year on Canyon Road might be the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, held every year on December 24. On this night, the street is lined with glowing farolitos, and thousands of visitors stroll by candlelight. While galleries and shops serve cookies and hot beverages, carolers sing and bonfires are lit to celebrate the magic of this special season.

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“A trip down Canyon Road is more than inspirational. Seeing so many beautiful and diverse art forms, all in one place, is truly a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul. When I interact with other artists and see their visions, it widens my own perceptions as a painter and challenges me to ‘see’ in new ways. I come away from it all with a refreshed awareness.” —Laurel Daniel, plein air and studio landscape painter, Austin, Texas



Edible Art Tour

Historic Canyon Road Paint Out

Halloween Trick or Treat

Christmas Eve Farolito Walk

Passport to the Arts

PASSPORT TO THE ARTS Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 2013 HISTORIC CANYON ROAD PAINT OUT Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013 HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT Thursday, October 31, 2013 CHRISTMAS EVE FAROLITO WALK Tuesday, December 24, 2013 EDIBLE ART TOUR Friday, February 21, 2014 369 Montezuma #270 Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.795.5703


Partial funding was granted by the City of Santa Fe Lodger’s Tax.



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where art and history meet walking down Canyon Road


by Eve Tolpa

t’s hard to imagine one of Santa Fe’s artistic epicenters as a dirt path running along the river into the mountains. But according to Elizabeth West, editor of the book Santa Fe: 400 Years, 400 Questions, the historic bar and restaurant El Farol “used to put a lantern out in the afternoon to notify the hunters, sheepherders, and wood gatherers that they could stop there for something to eat or drink on their way into town.” Over time, Canyon Road evolved from a family-oriented farming area into a vibrant and internationally known art district. One of the key factors is the city’s long history as a center of trade. “An art community that settles in a trading center is going to have a very distinctive feel, with very vital art,” says West. “It’s going to bring in new ideas, and the people who stay and contribute artistically are going to be much more interesting.” One person who stayed and made an indelible mark was the Portuguese-born photographer and painter Carlos Vierra, Santa Fe’s first resident artist. Vierra, like so many others, came to Santa Fe for health, seeking treatment for his tuberculosis at Sunmount Sanatorium in 1904. Sunmount’s treatment philosophy contended intellectual stimulation was a key element to curing TB. In the interest of revitalizing body and soul, the sanatorium hosted lectures by literary luminaries such as Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, and Santa Fe poet and bon 20

vivant Witter Bynner. According to West, “Bynner knew everybody in the world,” including Rita Hayworth and Ansel Adams. It was here that the photographer and painter met architect John Gaw Meem, one of the creators of Santa Fe style, a man known as a pillar of the City Different art community. “This really didn’t become an artist community until the time of Carlos Vierra,” says West. “Then word spread, and one thing led to another.” One of those things was the railroad, arriving in Santa Fe in 1880, bringing with it artists from across the country. A rise in plein air painting, popularized by the Impressionists, inspired painters to trade their urban studios for portable easels. Santa Fe’s alluring charm and high desert light also made it a magnet for artists. Canyon Road became a desirable place to live, because “it was safe, easy, inexpensive, and beautiful.” One of the early Canyon Road artist/settlers was commercial lithographer Gerald Cassidy, who came west in 1915 to seriously pursue painting. Cassidy and his wife Ina first visited Santa Fe in 1912. Three years later, entranced with the area and its Native population, they bought a house at the corner of Canyon and Acequia Madre. They thoroughly remodeled the property, expanding it to showcase altar paintings from a ruined Nambé mission church. Their neighbors included New York artist Randall Davey, who bought the sawmill at the end of Upper Canyon Road in 1919, now home to

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the National Audubon Society. Indiana native and celebrated muralist Olive Rush moved to Santa Fe shortly after Davey, making a home in what is now the Quaker Meetinghouse. Santa Fe painter Jerry West is the son of the late artist Harold West, and historian Elizabeth West’s former brother-in-law. He spent some of his childhood on Canyon Road and recalls Olive Rush as enjoying a rural lifestyle, with orchards on her property. “When I was a kid in 1942,” he says, “I’d go and work for Olive on the weekend and help her with her gardens.” Canyon Road remained primarily residential through most of the 1950s with just a sprinkling of businesses, including four grocery stores. “There were hardly any galleries before then,” Jerry West recalls. A creative atmosphere was already beginning to emerge on the street, gaining momentum when the city made two crucial decisions. In 1957, the street became part of Santa Fe’s historic district—reborn as a Residential Arts and Crafts zone. This watershed decision meant artists could sell work from their homes. The number of businesses began to rise, and, not surprisingly, many of them were arts-related. Modern-day Canyon Road is a narrow winding lane boasting old adobes, housing an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, and restaurants. In 2007, the American Planning Association deemed Canyon Road one of the 10 Great Streets in America. The APA noted “the buildings themselves are works of art—doors and gates all painted in rich shades of turquoise, purple, red, and yellow.” According to Edgar Lee Hewett, in an early 1900s edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican, “The arts have kept Santa Fe from becoming an ‘up-to-date’ burg and made it unique and beautiful. Artists and writers constitute only a small percentage of the population, but their influence is everywhere you look.” Nowhere is that influence more visible than on Canyon Road. cr

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tasty pleasures dining on the road

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by Kate McGraw

h, the places you will go when you hit Canyon Road! And oh, the scrumptious food you will eat! Santa Fe’s famous art road has several eating establishments—ranging from an old-fashioned lunch counter to two homes of local haute cuisine. Food and service at any you choose are superb. Residents of the City Different use the ultimate compliment to describe them: Canyon Road restaurants are indelibly, uniquely “so Santa Fe.” Strolling from west to east is the best way to explore, checking out all the nooks and crannies. Take your time, stroll down the road that was formerly an old trail leading to the mountains. This prime tourist destination had its roots as a truck-farming community on the eastern side of Santa Fe—a place where old Pueblo-style homes and neighborhood tiendacitas (mom-and-pop general stores) stood cheek by jowl. It began blossoming as “the place where those artists live” in the 1900s, when East Coast artists began living in the adobe houses and studios along its route. Post World War II, Canyon Road burst into full bloom once the city remodeled it into a paved thoroughfare. Galleries and art supply stores began cropping up, and Friday night exhibition openings commenced. Monthly Friday Night Art Walks are still a fixture on the first weekend of the month. The gastronome and art lover will find the area dotted with establishments to feed both body and soul. To be sure, the culinary delights are as tempting as the art on display. Simply put, Canyon Road makes an art of dining.

You can pamper your palate with comestibles ranging from sprightly gourmet teas to succulent elk tenderloin, from French roast coffee and pastries to Oregon pinot noir and Spanish tapas. Hungry for history and the plato del día? Try small plates of grilled octopus and shrimp on the cozy back patio of an 1835-era adobe while local flamenco dancers swirl around you. Or sit on the front portal and let the Road’s passing parade of pedestrians be your entertainment. Visit a mid-20th-century eatery nestled in a cluster of homes. A serene example of Santa Fe’s outdoor dining, secluded behind high walls and leafy trees, tempts with a high-end menu: salmon, striped bass, and Muscovy duck. The epicure will find no lack of earthly delights here. The food on Canyon Road is not only for the luxury-inclined, not by a long shot. Hoist a soda at a nostalgic classic lunch counter, or explore any of the other eateries. Intrepid gallery goers will find no lack of tasty edibles. No matter what your tastes or taste buds crave, Canyon Road is a well-chosen spot for all things artistic, and a gastronomic must. cr

Caffe Greco

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What a treasure! Chef Cindy prepares creative soups, sandwiches and local fare. The beef is grass-fed and the cafe also offers fresh baked goods daily. The barista creates great coffee drinks and here you can get the best breakfast burrito in town. I love this place and its charming Canyon Road atmosphere. —Joan G., Santa Fe on Yelp!

233 Canyon Road • 505-820-7996 • Catering Available Open 7 days • Winter Hours 8am - 5pm • Summer Hours 8am - 8pm

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Confluence, 2013, limited edition lost-wax cast glass with oil patina, each approximately 15”x5”x3” Exclusively at NoiseCat on Canyon.

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Café des Artistes 223 ’ Canyon, 505-820-2535 Caffe Greco 233 Canyon, 505-820-7996 The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 El Farol 808 Canyon, 505-983-9912 Geronimo 724 Canyon, 505-982-1500 The Teahouse 821 Canyon, 505-992-0972


shop ‘til you drop On Canyon Road—one of the most creative streets in the world—there’s much more to see than just art. Independent shops abound, which makes sense considering the City Different’s origin as a trading post. The stunning half-mile-long street is eminently walkable, the opportunities for unique shopping plentiful. Diverse shops carry everything from chic home furnishings and contemporary jewelry to some of the Southwest’s finest leather goods. So hit the pavement and shop the day away—the automobile traffic is minimal, and the sun is almost always shining. Looking for a gift for that special someone? Try a jewelry shop for anything from a regionally inspired turquoise Concho belt to a princess-cut diamond ring or a worldclass watch. Dying to bring some of that Santa Fe charm home with you? Seek out one of the many locales with textiles or art décor on hand. You’ll even find boutiques filled with children’s clothing and high-end pet goods. If you need to fuel up, grab a bite at one of the many charming eateries, or relax and unwind in the garden at El Zaguán. With its beautifully preserved and restored adobe and Territorial-style homes, Canyon Road provides the perfect atmosphere for strolling, window shopping, revamping your home’s décor, or upgrading your wardrobe. So pocket your keys—this distinctive street is practically begging to be explored by you—the savvy, strolling shopper. cr


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“I can’t think of another single-mile strip that offers the sheer amount of incredible galleries and restaurants. I own a home in the neighborhood, too, and Canyon Road is a great location for people watching. As proof of how much I love the area, I named my dog, Persephone, after a cocktail at one of our neighborhood’s spectacular restaurants.” —Jim Luttjohann, executive director, Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau


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“I’ve been to Canyon Road art district in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I would say that it is an art gallery paradise, interspersed with wonderful little coffee shops. The galleries feature some great artists, including Chicago’s Jim Dine. The sculptures are also amazing.” —Richard Joseph Cronborg, visitor, sculptor/painter, Chicago, Illinois

“Canyon Road is this magical neighborhood where beautiful art, historic architecture, colorful gardens, and characters of all walks of life are intertwined together. A walk down Canyon Road provides a glimpse of Santa Fe’s glorious past and exciting future. Nowhere  in the U.S. can one experience art come to life like it does on Canyon Road.” —Cynthia Delgado, marketing director, Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau


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Alexandra Stevens Gallery

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Katrina Howarth, Rose Quartz Lane, oil on canvas, 12 x 16" “On an afternoon stroll across to Rose Quartz Lane, you will enjoy the maze through the sunny apricot and crimson cherry orchard up to the old village of Stoney Chapel. Take a moment to breathe the lavender scented hills before returning home.” Katrina Howarth paintings are a lovely addition to anyone’s home. The artist’s whimsical approach will make you take a moment out of your day to enjoy! 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311, 215 Tremont St, Galveston, TX, 713-550-6431,

Diana Pardue, Chama River Landscape #2, oil on canvas, 30 x 40" Diana draws on her interpretation of the canyons, mountains, rivers, and deserts of New Mexico to create dynamic landscape paintings flooded with color and light. La Mesa of Santa Fe has shown contemporary art, glass, clay, furniture and lighting since 1982. GVG Contemporary 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688, Jennie Kiessling, cradle, acrylic, graphite, and earth from Masonville, Colorado, on repurposed wood, 20 x 21" Jennie Kiessling is a conceptual painter, whose work reconsiders contemporary American landscape painting. Her new paintings are featured from April 26 through May 17 in KNOW PLACE. LIKE HOME. In cradle, Kiessling meditates on the location of her mountain home in Colorado. “One evening as the sun was setting and I was on my slow ascent, the outline of the distant mountains met the dark evening sky. I was struck by its cradle shape. A place in which I rest; a place that not only supports my body but my mind as well.“ 202 Canyon Rd, 505-982-1494

Mark White Fine Art Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden with Siri Hollander’s stunning horses to experience bliss. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Gino Hollander, Ethan and Mark White, and Charles Veilleux. We look forward to your visit at our Railyard gallery as well. 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073,

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Rick Stevens, Nothing But Life, 2012, oil on canvas, framed, 38 x 82" When Rick Stevens observes the grandness of nature, he perceives not only the land, sky, and vegetation, but also the empty spaces and the flow of energy that unites these discrete components into a dynamic whole. His oil paintings give us entry into a hidden dimension of the natural world that throbs with energy, light, and color. His new work is currently on display at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary. 200B Canyon Rd, 505-984-2111,

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Martha Keats Gallery Michelle Gagliano, La Foresta Gingko I, II & III, oil on panel, 60 x 24 x 3" (each panel) Martha Keats Gallery celebrates 30 years in the heart of the historic Canyon Road district. The work of 10 local and national artists is displayed within this spacious adobe building. Michelle Gagliano achieves a luminous depth in her paintings through the use of multiple earth-tone glazes applied over a gold leaf under-layer. The unique radiance within this work resonates with a translucence all its own. 644 Canyon Rd, 505-982-6686,

Sue Krzyston, Peaceful Harmony, 24 x 30" Her collectors say . . . ”Sue’s work is stunning, bringing to life the beauty of Pueblo and Native American antiquities in striking colors, remarkable textures, and brilliant use of light. She is a special talent.” 421 Canyon Rd, 505-988-3444,

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De La Serna Fine Arts Studio & Gallery Jacobo de la Serna, Renata’s House, oil on panel, 5 x 7" It is within the El Faról compound that internationally-acclaimed artist and scholar Jacobo de la Serna has opened De La Serna Fine Arts Studio & Gallery. In the style of the old Santa Fe artists, Jacobo invites you into his private studio to enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone era. Jacobo de la Serna has said of his venue, ”I am interested in fostering an opportunity for dialogue between artist and patron. As a multigenerational New Mexican, I have the unique opportunity to share my family story and celebrate my heritage through my art.” Jacobo paints in the representational style of the old New Mexico masters and creates handbuilt ceramic sculptural vessels. 808 Canyon Rd, 505-507-6585,

Mark Yearwood, Alternate Ratio, acrylic and graphite on canvas 40 x 60" Mark Yearwood’s fine art is all about form, a little geometry, architectural aspects, and organic textures. He has been influenced along the way by Native American art and culture, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the “grittiness” of growing up on an Oklahoma red dirt farm. What is inside is being released in the abstract sense, allowing for a co-creation of meaning between artist and viewer. Mark says, “My desire is to stimulate art viewers to explore their own interpretation of my work. When they connect with the art, I’ve succeeded. A process balanced between creative desire and the interpretive acts of viewers. Art is ultimately about that human connection.” 219 Delgado St, 505-983-6537,

“When you turn onto Canyon Road, you enter into another world. It’s incredible. Art galleries with spectacular sculptures and gorgeous paintings in the midst of the best restaurants in New Mexico. The lights and the winding street are evocative of Disneyland, except augmented by sheer beauty. Coming here from NewYork City with all its great museums and galleries, I was shocked to find such a magical oasis of art and food and music in the middle of the desert at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. On Christmas Eve, it is magically illuminated with farolitos and luminarias and Christmas lights like you have never seen before.” —Michael Graves, actor

Karen Melfi Collection Tibetan Gau Box necklace by Melanie De Luca For 24 years, the Karen Melfi Collection has been representing the finest local and national jewelry, wearable art, and contemporary craft artists. Located on Canyon Road, KMC offers a wide selection of high-quality, handcrafted items in all price ranges. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-982-3032,

Necklace created by Navajo master silversmith Shane Hendron in the traditional 17th-century Japanese Mokume Gane method of metalsmithing. Features newly found Grasshopper turquoise from Nevada, silver, and copper. “We love finding beautiful American turquoise and highlighting it in fresh, new jewelry designs by outstanding Native American artists.” 656 Canyon Rd, 505-983-8743


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“Passport to the Arts is a wonderful venue for local and visiting artists to showcase their talents to collectors that come to Santa Fe.” —Bonnie French, treasurer, Canyon Road Merchants Association

passport to the arts celebrating Canyon Road’s traditions


by Samantha Schwirck

anyon Road’s rich, multicultural history is celebrated during Passport to the Arts, an annual two-day public art affair with events up and down the creative road known by so many. Presented by the Canyon Road Merchants Association, more than 100 artists from around the country join together for Passport to the Arts, as somewhat of an opening event for the Road’s summer art season. The setting is fitting, considering Santa Fe’s history as an artist colony, as well as its recognition as the third largest art market in the United States. On Canyon Road alone, you’ll find work by more than 1,000 artists exhibited in various galleries. “Canyon Road has long been a mecca for artists. Passport to the Arts honors the tradition of live art that has always made Canyon Road unique among art districts,” says Canyon Road Merchants Association board member Nancy Leeson. Genres range from con-


temporary, abstract, and modern to expressionistic, figurative, traditional, and Native American. You might find fineart photography and encaustic works in one gallery; stone, wood, bronze, or glass sculptures in another; and oil, acrylic, or watercolor pieces around the corner. Most of these venues are also internationally known and celebrated, representing both up-and-coming painters and sculptors, as well as established and widely collected artists. On Friday May 10, in addition to the usual Friday-night exhibition openings (often accompanied by refreshments and, in some cases, live music and entertainment), Passport to the Arts assembles special events at many galleries where artists and gallerists host demonstrations, lectures, and special shows. Also on Friday, more than 50 artists from Canyon Road galleries create and offer items— including sculpture, glass art, jewelry, weavings, photographs, pottery, and paintings—in Passport to the Arts’ Silent

Auction. The silent auction takes place at multiple venues on and around Canyon Road. Worth noting is the Passport to the Arts’ accessibility; all special events are open to the public. An Artist Quick Draw kicks things off on Saturday, May 11, with the Sant Fean’s own Bruce Adams volunteering as auctioneer. During the one-and-a-half hour event, 40 Canyon Road artists make use of 90 minutes to complete an original work, with spectators watching, no matter the weather conditions—giving both visitors and locals a chance to observe the area’s plein air tradition firsthand. The works are then auctioned at a live auction throughout the afternoon and evening. A portion of the proceeds from the auctions benefit student music programs. “Passport to the Arts is a wonderful venue for local and visiting artists to showcase their talents to collectors that come to Santa Fe to watch them at work during two art-filled days,” says Bonnie French, Canyon Road Merchants Association treasurer and Waxlander Gallery director. Both the Artist Quick Draw and auctions expose the artists to collectors from far and wide. And in turn, the collectors have the opportunity to see a large group of established and emerging artists in one place at a fun event.” Go to for artist and bidder registration information, as well as a detailed schedule of events and general information about Passport for the Arts and the Canyon Road Merchants Association. cr


“The neighborhood is a wonderful mix of Hispanic families and Anglos. There are old adobes here, some newer construction. I plan on having a party for neighbors all around us when we finish moving in. Everyone has been friendly and welcoming, and you can’t beat that for making you feel you’ve put your feet down in the right place.” —Peggy Diggs, former Lecturer in Art, Williams College, and working artist

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last look photo by Charles Mann

On Canyon Road, beauty is tucked away in every corner. Outdoor art abounds—from large bronze sculptures to colorful murals and beautiful gardens. Here, a whimsical combination of wild flowers and playful sculpture surprises and welcomes visitors to the neighborhood.


OpENINgs ANd ExhIbITIONs IN 2013 Joseph Breza – July 19th

Timothy Horn – August 16th

Moments of Contemplation, 24” x 48”, Oil Stop and Eat, 24” x 30”, Oil

Wendy Higgins – Sept. 13th

Bruce Cody – Oct. 11th

Precious Metals, 24” x 36”, Oil

Sunset on the West, 36” x 48”, Oil



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Canyon Road Magazine 2013 Digital Edition  

Canyon Road Magazine 2013 Digital Edition