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18 Horsing Around In this special section, the Santa Fean celebrates the beauty and power of the horse—an iconic part of Southwestern history and the Southwestern lifestyle—with paintings of the beloved animal by top local artists, a profile of a movie-set horse wrangler, an exploration of Santa Fe’s dressage scene, and a preview of the film 50 to 1, about a local horse who won the 2009 Kentucky Derby
23 Movie Magic Santa Fe’s transformative role in cinematic history
31 Santa Fe in Focus Fine-art photography of Santa Fe–area scenes
65 Living An inside look at artist Frank Applegate’s former home, built in the late 1700s 75 Dining Hearty noodle soup at Talin Ramen Bar and high-end room service at the newly renovated La Fonda on the Plaza 79 Events February and March happenings 80 Day Trip Monument Valley
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8 Publisher’s Note 12 City Different A famous local cave digger, the 17th annual ARTfeast, a Japanese organic massage facial, and more 16 Santa Favorites Makeup and beauty stores 33 Tracks Introducing a new special magazine supplement focused exclusively on the Railyard and Guadalupe districts 49 Art Historic paintings by Canyon Road and Taos legends, five artists at work in their studios, and gallery previews
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ON THE COVER Robert Redford in 1968 in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which was partly filmed in the Santa Fe area. Photo by Lawrence Schiller/Getty Images.
Welcome to our special issue dedicated to the history of film in the Santa Fe area. Thanks to the state’s competitive tax incentives for moviemakers, Northern New Mexico has become a significant film backdrop in the last 10 years. But, of course, movies have been filmed here for many years, and in this issue of the Santa Fean we’ve put our focus on the ones created in earlier, pre-tax-incentive times. Given our amazingly beautiful terrain, it’s not surprising that a large number of movies have been made here. Financial perks aside, film and television producers have long been drawn to Northern New Mexico’s varied landscape, endless days of beautiful movie-making weather, easy proximity to Hollywood, and growing number of entertainment professionals who now call Santa Fe home. In addition, several movie sets have been built (and chronicled in the Santa Fean) that cater to nearly every aspect of large film productions. But I like to think there’s something more. In movies such as The Tao of Steve (2000), Santa Fe and its residents were more than just a backdrop—they brought a personality to the film. In the classic The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), our culture and the land were depicted as different from anything else in the world. New Mexico starred in that film. Same could be said about The Hi-Lo Country (1998), which so beautifully depicted our unique mountain landscape. In No Country for Old Men (2007), our regional oddities—a ’50s-era motel in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Tina’s Range Gear on Airport Road in Santa Fe— readily provided the needed quirkiness. Could Breaking Bad (2008–2013) have been as good anywhere else? It needed New Mexico’s personality to stand out and drive the story. Santa Fe may not be the most polished city in America, but I daresay few cities have the peculiar, interesting qualities and moviestar looks of this town. We’re not boring, nor do we look and act like any other city. It occurs to me that it’s this quirkiness and beauty that attracted so many of us here in the first place. Like the filmmakers we celebrate in this issue, I too need our local oddities and personalities to keep me engaged and interested. It’s one of the many reasons I call Santa Fe home.
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| O V ERHE A R D | Q: What’s the most fascinating aspect of Santa Fe history to you? “I like that the street names hold references to more than 400 years of our history. As I walk around, the stories of what people did here and how they made an impact come back to me. Some of them were heroic and others real scoundrels, but the history is alive.” —Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors 8
“It’s not the history of Santa Fe that fascinates me; it’s the presence of so much history that grabs me. Billy the Kid got off the train in my front yard, not far from where I’ve found an arrowhead, Anasazi pottery shards, and ancient ammonites.” —Thom Ross, painter and owner of Due West Gallery
“History is tangible here, accessible and present in a “Santa Fe is utterly unlikely! How does a town with the cultural and artistic way I haven’t experienced in other places. Ancestral richness of Santa Fe develop in such Tewa cliff dwellings and pottery shards at Tsankawi, an unlikely and seemingly unfavorable petroglyphs on a desert hike, Native American location? It is an amazing story of traditions and arts, pueblo dances and celebrations, innovation and community building Spanish Colonial history and culture—Santa Fe’s featuring incredible characters.” multilayered histories enrich our everyday lives.” —Cody Hartley, director of curatorial —Mary Massey Wolf, co-owner of affairs at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
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he can dig it In 1977, Ra Paulette hitchhiked into Arroyo Seco, north of Taos, carrying everything he owned. “The beauty and vastness of the West [and] the [diversity of the] people in a warm and generous cultural framework kept me from leaving,” he says. It was during that time that he started digging, and today he’s the subject of a muchbuzzed-about 2013 documentary, CaveDigger, directed by Jeff Karoff. Paulette’s caves—which number either 14 or 15 (“I don’t keep track very well,” he says)—are big, beautiful spaces carved into sandstone cliffs around Northern New Mexico. The film presents Paulette’s process—tireless digging with streamlined, practiced movements—and his motivation to showcase nature as inspiring and even healing. CaveDigger also details Paulette’s artistic differences with clients who hire him and then bristle at his improvisational style. While the film’s notoriety has sparked enthusiasm for Paulette’s work, all the caves he’s made are on private property, and he has since retired from what he calls “the cave digging business.” Paulette is currently excavating his own cave— to be open to the public—utilizing all the skills he’s honed to create a “multicave ‘realm’ of interior and outside spaces.” His cave won’t be finished for another five to seven years, Paulette says, but it will be his crowning achievement. “I plan to partner with local agencies that provide help and treatment to distressed folk of all stripes,” he says. “I want this project to be an instrument of psychological and spiritual healing.”—Phil Parker A RT
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Artist Ra Paulette, the subject of the 2013 documentary CaveDigger, in one of the caves he dug in the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico.
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caring crusade P ETS Dealing with a pet’s illness can be devastating, especially when it involves cancer, but there may be more help out there than most people realize. Dr. Jeannette Kelly, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, opened Veterinary Cancer Care (vetcancercare.com) on Santa Fe’s south side in 2004 and says that “cancer is one of the most manageable and treatable illnesses in pets with advanced age.” Veterinary Cancer Care’s exclusive devotion to oncology sets it apart from other veterinary clinics. Oncology-based services are typically offered within a university setting or at a large hospital that provides other specialty services. Veterinary Cancer Care is the first of its kind in New Mexico, and it’s among fewer than 50 oncology-only clinics in the country. Kelly’s experience—which includes earning her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Colorado State University, interning at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, and doing her residency at the University of Pennsylvania—helped her cultivate Veterinary Cancer Care’s state-of-the-art services and cutting-edge protocols. “I administer [an] alternative dosage and frequency of chemotherapy during treatments,” Kelly says. “This might be viewed as experimentation, but in practice it delivers excellent care to our patients.” For one patient—a dog who had bone cancer and consequently broke her leg—the use of certain medications such as Zometa, which is also used in human care, helped avoid amputation and ensure a long, healthy life, Kelly says. Kelly’s success has set the stage for a promising future. “We want to create a nonprofit organization with a clinicaltrials department and open a hospice center, expanding our at-home end-of-life services,” she says. “And we envision additional collaboration with human oncology and radiology professionals in New Mexico.”—Samantha Schwirck
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A panel discussion at EVOKE Contemporary during a past Art Matters event
collect yourself Art Matters Santa Fe turns the city’s worldfamous art market into an interactive experience. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Gallery Association, Art Matters’ second installment of discussions, lectures, and special exhibitions, called Art Matters: Collections, runs between January 31 and February 9. Highlights include a show (January 31 and February 1) at EVOKE Contemporary featuring figurative paintings by Daniel Sprick; a presentation on February 1 on “the joys and challenges of collecting” by auctioneer, gallery owner, and author R. Eric Gustafson at Pippin Contemporary; and a February 8 cocktail reception at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The reception features a presentation by the museum’s curatorial staff and a private viewing of the new exhibit Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures. For full event listings and details, visit artmatterssantafe.org.—PP E V E N TS
happy face m i nd + b o d y Winter weather wreaks havoc on our skin (and sometimes our spirits), so for an instant pickme-up, head to Ten Thousand Waves (tenthousandwaves.com) for one of the mountain spa’s standout signature treatments, like the Japanese Organic Massage Facial. Available in 50- or 80-minute Complete or Deluxe versions, respectively, the rejuvenating facial features traditional Japanese massage techniques applied to the face throughout the process, with wonderfully quick, deliberate motions designed to lift your skin, increase blood flow, drain toxins, and relieve tension. The facial itself, which utilizes products from the DNA and 302 skincare lines, includes skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing; variables range from extractions to enzyme peels. For my Complete facial, Jennifer, the excellent aesthetician, provided scalp, neck, and shoulder massages; customized toner, eye cream, and lip and face moisturizers; and a lemongrass and clay mask for deep pore cleansing, among other treatments. During a particularly tension-melting segment, she used acupressure on my face to get my blood and Chi flowing. The Deluxe version of the treatment includes a hand and arm massage and an extended facial massage, plus cold jade-stone rollers that help detoxify your skin and restore balance.—Amy Hegarty
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a feast for the senses From February 21 through February 23, ARTfeast, now in its 17th year, hosts five events celebrating “artful living,” with proceeds going to ARTsmart, a nonprofit that helps fund art education in Santa Fe. “We’ve given more than a million dollars back to the public schools over the years,” says ARTsmart president Patricia Byrd. “It can be important for keeping kids in school, when nothing else seems to do it.” This year’s festivities include the Edible Art Tour, during which the best local restaurants serve food in dozens of galleries on Canyon Road and around the Plaza; a dance party and fashion show at the Scottish Rite Center hosted by designer Mondo Guerra of Project Runway; a gourmet dinner and auction at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa; and a champagne brunch and auction at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. The weekend-long Art of Home Tour features homes for sale through Santa Fe Properties that are decorated with art from local galleries. For tickets and additional information, visit arfeast.org.—PP f e s t i va l s
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Hydration. It’s pretty much a way of life in Northern New Mexico. Remember the old tip about drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water each day? That’s considered a bare minimum by high desert denizens who diligently train themselves to fill—and repeatedly refill—the water bottles they carry everywhere. And beauty routines are no different. If there’s one common refrain from the City Different’s ample array of cosmetics purveyors, it’s moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. The Cos Bar (128 W Water), in fact, was created when Lily Garfield moved from New York to Aspen in the late 1970s and couldn’t find face creams to stand up to the Rocky Mountain climate. The resulting store, named 2012 Retailer of the Year by Women’s Wear Daily, now boasts about a dozen locations in high-end markets nationwide. Fittingly, it carries a number of hard-to-find spa lines, like Sisley, La Prairie, and Natura Bissé, all of which, says sales associate Audrey Martinez, are top sellers at the downtown Santa Fe venue. But, no matter what their brand preference, “everybody is looking for something that is good for dry skin [and] chapped lips,” she notes. Bobby Jo Coleman of Bobby’s Cosmetics (328 S Guadalupe) makes an effort to stock as many U.S.-made and women-owned brands as possible. Her carefully curated collection includes a treatment line by Z. Bigatti, color lines from DuWop and Susan Posnick, and locally-made olive oil body products from Sweet Medicine of Santa Fe. Because Coleman has 50-plus years of experience in the business—20 of those spent doing makeup for the film industry—she also stocks professional-grade brushes and cosmetic cases from the Crown line that can easily double as portable organizers for beading and other craft supplies. According to Cosmetics Manager Jeffrey Mumford, Dillard’s (4250 Cerrillos) is the only shop in Santa Fe that stocks the complete lines— fragrances included—of the major brands it carries. Whether it’s Clinique and Kiehl’s on the less expensive end or Clarins and Shiseido on the pricier side, Mumford notes that “every line carries a cream for dry skin. These are our best sellers, of course, because of our climate.” His staff takes a “pampering” approach to clients, sitting them down for full consultations and makeovers
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while determining price points, allergenic concerns, and preferences on natural ingredients. “We call it five-star service,” he says. You could easily spend an entire day at cosmetics superstore Ulta (3513 Zafarano), and, says General Manager Tania Visarraga, some people do just that. Whether they are tweens or “ladies in their 80s” (and there’s plenty for men, too: hair thickeners, shaving gear, fragrances), shoppers are drawn to the enormous range of lines, from drugstore staples like Neutrogena to the many hot-ticket brands that can’t be found elsewhere in town, like Philosophy, Stila, and Bare Minerals, which is especially popular with locals because it’s hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and devoid of parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. Then there’s the full-service salon for haircuts, manicures, and facials, not to mention the unique stand-alone wax-and-tweeze brow bar. (Walk-ins are accepted.) Makeup is just the tip of the French manicure at Sally Beauty Supply (532 N Guadalupe and 2010 Cerrillos), which carries everything from thinning shears, metal hair clips, and salon capes to gel nail polish and the special UV lamps necessary for drying it. Not surprisingly, sales associate Itzel Gutierrez estimates about half her clientele are salon professionals, though civilians will also find a selection of must-have everyday tools and products, such as Tweezerman eyelash curlers or the Moroccan argan hair oil that her colleague Evelyn Rios says is always in demand because, as we all come to know, “it’s so dry here in New Mexico.”
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In this special section, the Santa Fean celebrates the beauty and power of the horse—an iconic part of Southwestern history and the Southwestern lifestyle—with paintings of the beloved animal by top local artists, a profile of a movie-set horse wrangler, an exploration of Santa Fe’s dressage scene, and a preview of the film 50 to 1, about a local horse who won the Kentucky Derby.
against the odds When Chip Woolley came to the aid of Mark Allen in a bar fight one day in the 1990s, the two rodeo riders forged a bond that lasted a lifetime—and played out in unexpected ways. Ten years after their initial meeting, they teamed up to race a long-shot Thoroughbred named Mine That Bird, making their way from Southern New Mexico to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, which the horse won. According to producer, director, and cowriter Jim Wilson, who chronicles Woolley and Allen’s real-life adventure in his new independent film 50 to 1, the two men (played by Skeet Ulrich and Christian Kane, respectively) found themselves facing “a culture so different than where they came from. They were completely out of their element.” Wilson, who won an Oscar in 1991 for producing Dances with Wolves, owns a small stable and has been racing horses for 25 years. He’s also plenty familiar with the film’s primary setting, New Mexico, having produced the 2008 movie Swing Vote here. “It’s a bit of a second home,” Wilson notes. During 50 to 1’s 40-day shooting schedule, he and his crew hit locations from Sunland Park Racetrack to Anthony, and from Las Cruces to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, where they shot scenes at The Equestrian Center at The Club at Las Campanas. “There’s a cando attitude in New Mexico,” says Wilson. “The cast and crew [of 50 to 1] really did care about telling the story. When I see a movie, I can tell within 10 minutes whether it was made with love or made with dollars. And this one was made with love.”—Eve Tolpa
Hollywood producer Jim Wilson tells the underdog story of a champion New Mexico racehorse in his new independent film
Albuquerque’s KiMo Theatre hosts the world premiere of 50 to 1 on March 19 before it opens throughout New Mexico two days later. “I’m giving this [film] to the state for two weeks exclusively,” says producer, director, and cowriter Jim Wilson. “We’re not opening anywhere else until April 4.”
Baroque Beauty, oil on gesso board, 30 x 40". Courtesy of Longworth Gallery.
Bravado, archival pigment print, 27 x 23". Courtesy of Abbate Fine Art.
Return to Night Pasture, oil on canvas, 26 x 36" p
wrangling them in a local trainer gets horses ready for their close-up
ď‚ƒ Olimpiadi, etching, aquatint, and direct acid, 43 x 33". Courtesy of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.
La Puente, New Mexico, 2005, gelatin silver print, 7 x 18". Courtesy of VERVE Gallery of Photography.
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Movie-set horse wrangler Holly Smith practices outriding, a common requirement of her job, with a view of the Pedernal in the background.
learned that a lot of constant and partner,” Smith says. “So, for the  film Jane instant communication between the Got a Gun [starring Natalie Portman and Ewan different departments is necessary McGregor and filmed at nearby movie ranches], to make movie magic.” I sat in on the pre-production technical meetings Besides dealing with directors, to grasp storyboarding shots, camera angles, and actors, and crewmembers, wranglers lighting at different locations as well as discuss the also have to concern themselves with expectations for the horses in each scene.” variables like other animals on set Before the cameras rolled on Jane Got a Gun, Smith and special effects. When working had to know how many horses would be needed and alongside where to place longhorn them for lighting and camera-angle Months before the movie cameras steers, churro sheep, chickens, purposes, and she had to make roll, Smith desensitizes the horses and turkeys in addition sure the horses to horses, any were conditioned to unfamiliar sights and sounds number of to respond on things can go cue and hit their they’ll encounter on set. wrong, which marks—whether it makes safety was to trot, gallop, a prime concern for wranglers. lie down, cross a river, or start and stop exactly where Horses are instinctual animals hardnecessary. It was Smith’s job to let the director know wired to flee dangerous situations, if an action would be impossible or too dangerous for real or imagined. Nobody wants a the horses and to suggest alternatives. 1,000-pound horse, spooked by a “There’s a lot of problem-solving involved when bleating goat, carrying off a film’s dealing with animals,” Smith says, “and you’re always star in a cloud of dust, so months trying to think ahead, anticipating what the wranglers before the cameras roll, wranglers need to do and making sure all the equipment— work with a select group of trusted saddles, reins, harnesses, wagons—arrives on location horses to desensitize them to the ahead of time along with the feed and water trucks.” sight of camera equipment, boom At the end of every long day mikes, sets, and props as well as of production, Smith handled unnerving or unfamiliar sounds: the paperwork, compiled the crackling fire, explosions, gun shots, wranglers’ time cards, and locomotives, and even mooing. submitted the information to Tranquilo, “The hardest part of this work is the production office and/or bronze, 7 x 22 x 5". being away from home for months the Humane Society. “I quickly Courtesy of at a time,” says Smith, who’s worked the Hollander on Sweetwater, starring Ed Harris Collection. and January Jones; the pilot Last Light at Sunset, acrylic on canvas for the TV show Vegas, starring 60 x 72". Courtesy of Pablo Milan Gallery. Dennis Quaid; and the pilot of Animal Planet’s Men Are Animals, with Sam Simmons. “But even though the hours are long and we endure things like extreme heat and dust storms, the most satisfying parts are when a horse performs beautifully for a difficult shot or I’ve learned something new from the other wranglers.” —Dorothy E. Noe
Holly Smith was practically born riding horses on her family’s land near Abiquiú. The 27-year-old New Mexican was standing up on her mother’s rescued mustang at age two and riding competently by the time she reached kindergarten. At age nine, she talked her way into “assisting” Tim Carroll, a neighbor, family friend, and owner of TC Movie Horses, which provides period saddles, wagons, stagecoaches, and trained horses for countless movie and TV productions. “I started by keeping the water buckets full, mucking the stalls, and riding Tim’s horses to exercise them,” Smith says. “As a kid, I was thrilled to be on the sets of the films Wild Wild West, All the Pretty Horses, Wishbone, and Comanche Moon.” After graduating from UNM with a degree in psychology, horse wrangling on movie sets—a job that includes riding, caring for, and performing with horses—was far from her mind, but in 2011 Smith reconnected with Carroll. “Tim suggested I get serious about the business [side] of wrangling, with the goal of perhaps becoming his
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“Dressage is an introspective experience for both the rider and the horse,” says trainer Emily Keene.
Cowboy boots, wide-brimmed hats, and silver conch–studded belts are a popular uniform among Northern New Mexico’s high-desert horse riders, but there’s another look that’s popular, too—one complete with top hat and tails. Indeed, a faithful and robust community of riders maintains a devotion to the practice of dressage, an equestrian sport performed in formal attire that celebrates the natural abilities of the horse and mimics its movements in the wild. Centering on precision of movement, a horse’s natural athleticism, and seamless communication between horse and rider, dressage traces its roots to the 15th-century writings of Greek warrior and philosopher Xenophon, who advocated a compassionate relationship with horses. Dressage became popular in practice during the Renaissance, when horse riding came to be viewed as a sophisticated, artistic endeavor and not just a functional or militaristic one. Santa Fe is home to more than 170 declared members of the New Mexico Dressage Association, and 16 rated and unrated shows are held annually between February and November. An unrated “schooling” show allows riders and horses to gain competition experience and to practice riding tests they’ll be expected to perform in rated competitions.
the mastery of dressage depends on a unique connection between horse and rider
A rated show is licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and recognized by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). Competitive scores earned during a rated show qualify riders for national awards and championships. Despite its small population, the Santa Fe area is saturated with highly skilled dressage riders. Coveted USDF rider medals line the shelves of some of Santa Fe’s premier trainers, including gold medalists Ulla Hudson, Allen Swafford, and Joan Bolton (who was short-listed for both the Pan American and Olympic games) and bronze and silver medalist Emily Keene. Over the years, Santa Fe has become a draw for international dressage experts as well. Herwig Radnetter, second rider at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, and Andrew Murphy, a senior instructor at the Training the Teachers of Tomorrow Trust near Guildford, Surrey, in England, lead Santa Fe clinics twice a year at Karen Bershad’s Piñon Farm and Andrea Vassallo’s Santa Fe Sport Horse. Visitors can attend dressage shows at local facilities in Santa Fe or at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque and watch riders perform tests at varying degrees of difficulty. When performing a dressage test, a rider executes movements at the walk, trot, and canter gaits and is judged on his or her riding as well as the horse’s gait, rhythm, suppleness, submission, and impulsion, among other attributes. Though the sophistication and skill level of the riders differ, viewers can glimpse the intimate connection between the horse and the rider in action. According to Emily Keene, this is precisely what makes the sport so popular. “[Dressage] is infinitely difficult and intimately engrossing, and the connection with the horse is so subtle,” she says. “It’s [an] introspective [experience] for both the rider and the horse.”—Anna I. Sochocky
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magic Santa Fe’s transformative role in cinematic history
Jimmy Stewart in The Man from Laramie (1955)
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Spend enough time in Santa Fe and you’re bound to run into a movie star. Maybe it’ll be one of the locals, like Ali MacGraw, Wes Studi, Gene Hackman, or Shirley MacLaine. Or maybe it’ll be a visitor, like Matt Damon or Mark Wahlberg. The City Different, with its laidback personality and off-the-grid allure, conspires to give movie stars an under-the-radar profile, which is surely something such sought-after celebrities appreciate. But there are many lures to Santa Fe, as any resident or visitor can tell you. So it’s not surprising that the city has played a key role in the film industry over the decades—in fact, over the centuries—and that its unique offerings are continuing to add to the city’s ever-increasing appeal for filmmakers from around the world.
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Director Robert Redford on the New Mexico set of The Milagro Beanfield War (1988). Left: John Wayne in The Cowboys (1972). february/march 2014
Santa Fe’s movie history dates back to before any of us were born. After shooting the first-known film in New Mexico at Isleta Pueblo in 1897 (the 50-second-long Indian Day School), the crew of the Edison Company trundled their Kinetograph camera north up the tortuous switchbacks of La Bajada, passed through Santa Fe, and shot more film at nearby Santa Clara Pueblo, according to retired State Film Office resident historian John Raymond Armijo. Though Santa Fe got into the movie business before Hollywood did, the city and the rest of New Mexico settled into a backdrop role. The area’s striking scenery and relative proximity to Los Angeles lured directors of westerns and Native American–themed films from the earliest days, which led to the making of such movies as D. W. Griffith’s A Pueblo Legend, starring Mary Pickford (1912, Isleta Pueblo); Romaine Fielding’s unreleased Golden God (1913, Las Vegas); and a slew of Tom Mix westerns shot around Las Vegas in the 1910s. Decades of moviemaking followed. In 115 years, Armijo says, New Mexico has hosted approximately 663 productions. Things got serious in 1968, when Governor David Cargo created the state’s Film Commission (now Film Office). With help from folks like New Mexico author Max Evans (The Hi-Lo Country), columnist Chuck Mittelstadt, and others, the state began a full-on promotional campaign in Hollywood—and it worked. “That was a pretty major thing at the time,” says New Mexico native and longtime producer Alton Walpole. “[The state] actually established an office to help producers who came in and had no idea what they were walking into,” he notes. “They really [didn’t] have much idea of what was here.” Walpole was a line producer on the breakout indie film Crazy Heart (2009)—which features Santa Fe locations like the opera house and the downtown bar Evangelo’s—and he just wrapped The Reach (2014), starring Michael Douglas.
Movies filmed in and around Santa Fe include, from top to bottom, Terminator Salvation (2009), starring Christian Bale (not shown); Crazy Heart (2009), with Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal; and Easy Rider (1969), starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.
TERMINATOR SALVATION (2009), COURTESY OF HALCYON COMPANY
CRAZY HEART (2009), COURTESY OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
EASY RIDER (1969), COURTESY OF Columbia Pictures
Location, Location, Location
Craig Eaves knows something about Santa Fe’s movie history. In the early 1960s, his grandfather, J. W. Eaves, opened the Eaves Movie Ranch just south of town, where the first color television series, Empire (1962–1964), was filmed. The ranch first served as a backdrop for Marlboro print ads, but after Governor Cargo ramped up the film office, the ranch served as the set for films like The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), with Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, and Shirley Jones; Red Sky at Morning (1970); Billy Jack (1971); The Cowboys (1972), starring John Wayne; Silverado (1985), with Kevin Kline; and Wyatt Earp (1994), with Kevin Costner. More recently, actress Natalie Portman filmed Jane Got a Gun (2014) on the ranch. J. W. Eaves worked with director Gene Kelly to build the western-town set for The Cheyenne Social Club. The film’s set designer had recently created the set for Hello, Dolly! (1969), which Kelly also directed, so, Craig says, “the town had this kind of Hello, Dolly! aesthetic to the buildings, with a Victorian look. It was very gentrified, with white trim, and it was very tidy. It was a little fantasy, almost a little feminine, so it made a contrast to Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart’s gritty characters.” Other ranches also got in on the action, including the nearby Bonanza Creek Ranch, which opened for business with The Man from Laramie (1955), starring Jimmy Stewart, and went on to host films like Easy Rider (1969), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Young Guns (1988), Lonesome Dove (1989), Wild Hogs (2007), and Cowboys & Aliens (2011). Since 1939, Ghost Ranch, with its stunning cliffs and canyons and broad grass flats, has provided location shoots for numerous films, including City Slickers (1991), The Missing (2003), and 3:10 to Yuma (2007). Films such as All the Pretty Horses (2000), Appaloosa (2008), and Thor (2011) were shot at Cook Ranch (now Cerro Pelon), owned by fashion designer, film director, and Santa Fe native Tom Ford. (Many major movies were filmed at more than one ranch.)
The last few movies on that list benefitted from the next watershed in New Mexico filmmaking, when, in 2002, Governor Gary Johnson signed the first bills providing tax rebates and other incentives to filmmakers. His successor, Governor Bill Richardson, expanded those incentives in 2003, triggering “a steady and steep progression [in the number of productions filmed in New Mexico] from 2003 to 2010,” says industry veteran Eric Witt. Witt notes that 2007 to 2008 was a particularly key year, with local films like No Country for Old Men, 3:10 to Yuma, In the Valley of Elah, and Transformers garnering more than a dozen Academy Award nominations between them. The TV phenomenon Breaking Bad (2008–2013), shot in Albuquerque, led to 2013’s socalled “Breaking Bad Bill,” which further increased the subsidies on TV and film productions shot in the state. Karen Koch, a producer who’s been in the business for decades, says New Mexico “went from locationdependent to rebate-dependent. The rebate has created movies that can use the landscape, as opposed to the landscape being the critical factor.” Witt adds that another key development in the local film industry was the construction in the last decade of “the newest state-
The Santa Fe area’s striking scenery and relative proximity to Los Angeles lured directors of westerns and Native American–themed films from the earliest filmmaking days.
Bonanza Creek Ranch owner Imogene Hughes stands in front of Pond House, a set used in numerous films, including Sweetwater (2013), starring Ed Harris and January Jones.
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of-the-art production facilities in the world, [which are] a unique asset for New Mexico.” Jason Hool, president of Santa Fe Studios, says, “With the advent of the incentives, the budget crunchers in Hollywood said, Why not make Thor in Santa Fe and The Avengers in Albuquerque as opposed to anywhere else? We have dedicated, purpose-built infrastructure with professional soundstages where a filmmaker can make anything they can imagine into reality.”
“A Huge Draw”
New Mexico also has the people necessary to make great films. Thanks partly to the incentives, “we now have three or four full-time crews who are really, really good” at what they do, says Kaaren F. Ochoa, a first assistant director whose credits include The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) and A River Runs Through It (1992), both as second assistant director, as well as 26
Top to bottom: Actor Josh Brolin on the set of No Country for Old Men (2007); Paul Sorvino on the set of Triggerman (2009); and Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger (2013)
THE LONE RANGER (2013), COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Several local movie studios have recently made pretty big splashes. Santa Fe Studios’ résumé includes We’re the Millers (2013), starring Jennifer Aniston, and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), with Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron, while Garson Studios has provided soundstages for True Grit (2010), starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon; Game Change (2012), with Ed Harris and Julianne Moore; and the current TV show Longmire. In addition to Emmy Award–winning Breaking Bad, Albuquerque Studios has made The Avengers (2012), with Robert Downey Jr., and The Lone Ranger (2013), with Johnny Depp. I-25 Studios, also in Albuquerque, has made Swing Vote (2008), with Kevin Costner; Terminator Salvation (2009), with Christian Bale; and Transcendence (2014), another Johnny Depp film.
New Mexico’s tax rebates for filmmakers have “created movies that can use the landscape, as opposed to the landscape being the critical factor,” says producer Karen Koch.
Key Dates in Santa Fe Movie History LINDA CARFAGNO
1897: The Edison Company films Indian Day School, a 50-second short, at Isleta Pueblo 1955: The Man from Laramie, starring Jimmy Stewart, is released in theaters after serving as the first movie filmed at Bonanza Creek Ranch (then called the Jarrett Ranch) 1962: The Eaves Movie Ranch serves as a major filming location for the television series Empire 1968: Governor David Cargo establishes what would become the New Mexico Film Office
Top to bottom: Bonanza Creek Ranch; Santa Fe Studios; Billy Crystal and Jack Palance in City Slickers (1991)
2002: Governor Gary Johnson signs the first state-backed bill offering financial incentives for film production 2003: Governor Bill Richardson expands the incentives with a 25 percent rebate on production costs and a zero percent loan for up to $15 million for qualifying productions 2011: Santa Fe Studios opens
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2013: Governor Susana Martinez signs the “Breaking Bad Bill,” which increases qualifying rebates to up to 30 percent
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The Texas Rangers (1936) Flying Tigers (1942) The Man from Laramie (1955) Hollywood or Bust (1956) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Easy Rider (1969) A Gunfight (1971) Pocket Money (1972) The Cowboys (1972) Every Which Way but Loose (1978) Silverado (1985) The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) Twins (1988) Young Guns (1988) Lonesome Dove (1989) City Slickers (1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Wyatt Earp (1994) Fools Rush In (1997) The Hi-Lo Country (1998) All the Pretty Horses (2000) The Missing (2003) The Longest Yard (2005) Saraphim Falls (2006) In the Valley of Elah (2007) No Country for Old Men (2007) Wild Hogs (2007) Appaloosa (2008) Swing Vote (2008) 3:10 to Yuma (2009) Brothers (2009) Crazy Heart (2009) The Book of Eli (2009) Year One (2009) Due Date (2010) Haywire (2010) Iron Man 2 (2010) True Grit (2010) Cowboys and Aliens (2011) Thor (2011) Game Change (2012) The Avengers (2012) The Company You Keep (2012) Bless Me, Ultima (2013) We’re the Millers (2013) Jane Got a Gun (2014) Lone Survivor (2014)
YOUNG GUNS (1988). PHOTO BY LISA LAW.
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Breaking Bad, Crazy Heart, Appaloosa, and The Reach. Ochoa says that after filming The Reach, she heard Michael Douglas praise the crew profusely, “and he meant it,” she adds. “Those kinds of things are important regarding what the incentives [have] accomplished.” Santa Fe’s unique charms have also played a key role in building a thriving film industry here. “Part of it [is] that people just like coming to Santa Fe,” Ochoa says. “It’s a huge draw.” Ochoa worked on The Milagro Beanfield War with director Robert Redford, who she says maintains deep connections to New Mexico, which includes his backing of a training facility in Alcalde called Milagro at Los Luceros that helps Native American and Hispanic filmmakers break into the industry. No doubt the allure of the local landscape continues to influence filmmakers, too. Though Crazy Heart was written for Texas, Walpole says the producers “just looked around the Southwest and decided [that Santa Fe] was the best place to be.” Craig Eaves, who remembers meeting Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash—“a big imposing guy dressed in black”—at the age of six when they came to his family’s ranch to film A Gunfight (1971), says his grandfather’s easygoing nature and ability to connect with Hollywood decision makers (whom he loved inviting over to his house) played a key role in the development of the film industry here. When it came to developing the movie ranch itself, 20th Century Fox, during the making of The Cheyenne Social Club, “just picked a spot that was beautiful with a good vista and built the [film’s] town out of nothing,” Craig says. That’s a pretty good description of how the Santa Fe film industry grew, too.
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we are very proud to present the inaugural issue of Tracks magazine, dedicated to the environs of the Railyard and Guadalupe districts. Like other neighborhoods here in Santa Fe, the Railyard and Guadalupe districts are distinct in terms of their galleries, shops, restaurants, architecture, and sounds. Even the light is brighter here. This is a neighborhood on the move—and it’s changing before our eyes. Not so many years ago, the Railyard area was mostly vacant. Other than the Sanbusco Market Center and a few independent shops, there wasn’t much here. Today the area is buzzing with some of Santa Fe’s most notable contemporary galleries, charming boutiques, hip restaurants, fun bars, and entertainment venues, and it also serves as a community gathering place. The neighborhood’s twice-weekly Farmers Market is nationally recognized as one of the best in the country. Most Saturdays you’ll find a plethora of vendors offering unique foods and interesting local crafts. Stretching from just off Baca Street to Alameda along Cerrillos Road and Guadalupe Street, the charming Railyard and Guadalupe districts pay homage to local history with striking architecture that’s contemporary yet hints at the past. The future continues to be bright for the Tracks area, as movie theaters and other developments are in the works. On a lazy weekend day, I’ll often ride my bicycle along the Rail Trail up to the Tracks area to soak up this very special Santa Fe neighborhood. If you haven’t seen the neighborhood we’re covering here in Tracks, you haven’t seen Santa Fe.
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the first train pulled into the Santa Fe Railyard Depot in 1880, courtesy of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company. The arrival of the railroad signaled an era of growth and change, as travelers no longer had to endure the perils of the Old Santa Fe Trail to reach the city at the trail’s end. In addition to passengers, the trains brought building materials such as brick and galvanized tin, and the resulting metal roofs and Victorian structures gave the neighborhood a different architectural character from the one found downtown. Meanwhile, the adjacent Guadalupe District, one of the city’s oldest communities, shifted its focus from farming to commerce, in conjunction with the rise of the railroad. The area was a thriving locus of community well into the 1940s, when rail travel began to take a back seat to motoring. By 1987 the Railyard had fallen into disrepair, and the city embarked on a massive redevelopment initiative spanning decades and incorporating ideas from residents, nonprofits, and businesses. In 2008, the revitalized Railyard District opened to great fanfare. Today the area has regained its status as a community meeting place. Possessing a decidedly modern flavor, it offers shopping, dining, galleries, performing arts, and a designated walking/biking trail that extends through the Railyard Park. The Baca District, at the southern end of the Railyard, is known for its contemporary live/work spaces, while the historic Santa Fe Depot is the northern terminus for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter train. At the heart of it all is the Railyard Plaza, a gathering space that hosts concerts and events, a short 15- to 20-minute walk from Downtown’s Plaza. 2
| O V ERHE A R D | Q: What makes the Railyard/Guadalupe area unique to you? “The Railyard/Guadalupe area is unique because there are many locally owned businesses in a historical setting where people can shop, dine, and socialize. At Teca Tu, we feel this area is perfect for our business because we serve locals and tourists who appreciate the uniqueness of our products. The Sanbusco Center especially exemplifies this sense of community.”—Mira Lopez, manager of Teca Tu “It’s all homegrown! Growers and ranchers at the Farmers Market, creative expression at Warehouse 21 and El Museo Cultural, lots of locally owned restaurants and shops, and a progressive vibe that infuses the whole cityscape!” —Nicholas Ballas, owner of Cowgirl BBQ “The Railyard is an amazing convergence of the historic and the contemporary, and of people from all walks of life. Railroad stations possess a sense of romance and history, but in our Railyard that sense of a time past merges with contemporary cultures in ways that are uniquely Santa Fean.” —Irene Hofmann, Phillips director and chief curator of SITE Santa Fe
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The diversity of performing arts in the Railyard makes the area one of the City Different’s most culturally vital neighborhoods. Throughout the summer and fall, the Railyard Plaza is home to free outdoor concerts and special events, such as ZozoFest, created in conjunction with Santa Fe Fiesta, and the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts. Ditto the Railyard Park, which hosts, among other things, the concert to kick off the annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of Hispanic traditions, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe presents everything from flamenco concerts to belly dancing workshops and plays by local playwrights, as well as Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, a yearly showcase for installation art and multimedia performances. El Museo is also the rehearsal space for the children’s after-school theater program Pandemonium Productions. Next door is the Railyard Performance Center, a live music and dance venue at the epicenter of Santa Fe’s African and Haitian dancing and drumming scene. Acting, singing, songwriting, hip-hop, improv, spoken-word poetry, and concert production are just a handful of the opportunities that Warehouse 21, on Paseo de Peralta, has been offering the city’s youth since 1997. The organization’s relatively new, purpose-built facility boasts two performance spaces, plus studios accommodating a multitude of media, and its programming encompasses live music, plays, and weekly open-mike nights.
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Karen Gunderson, Searching for Fin Whales, oil on panel, 24 x 24”. Courtesy of the William Siegal Gallery.
The Railyard District’s rich artistic legacy began in the 19th century, when painters and photographers were hired by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company to create images of Northern New Mexico that would entice Eastern travelers to make the trip west. More recently, however, the area has become synonymous with contemporary art. It not only joins Canyon Road and Downtown as one of the city’s premier art districts, but it’s also regarded as a statewide focal point for cutting-edge projects and exhibitions. Contemporary art isn’t new to Santa Fe, but it’s taken on its own character in the Railyard District. Ethnographic art, which has been well represented in the city’s galleries for decades, still has a strong presence here, but a handful of Railyard galleries have taken to displaying it alongside contemporary works—a juxtaposition that pays homage to the City Different’s heritage as a cultural crossroads while also revitalizing and recontextualizing both genres. Today, art lovers perusing the Railyard District are treated to a visual feast that includes photography, ceramics, Japanese bamboo pieces, and Incan textiles, in addition to 2-D and 3-D works by some of the world’s most accomplished painters and sculptors. The Railyard’s industrial history and character, as well as the open, expansive feel and large scale Lee Price, Hot Chocolate, oil on linen, 40 x 64". Courtesy of EVOKE Contemporary.
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Contemporary art isn’t new to Santa Fe, but it’s taken on its own character in the Railyard District. of its buildings, make the area ideally suited to display bigger—and sometimes more interactive—works of art. The architecture, too, differs from what’s found in other parts of the city. Rather than a landscape of traditional adobe and Spanish Colonial structures, you’ll find a variety of building materials with a more urban feel: corrugated metal, poured concrete, and various colors of stucco. Friday nights are particularly great for visiting the Railyard. SITE Santa Fe, an internationally renowned exhibition space that opened in 1995 and helped define the neighborhood as a contemporary art destination, offers free admission from 10 am until midnight. The Railyard Arts District (RAD), a neighborhood organization comprising 10 galleries in the area (as well as SITE), hosts Last Friday Art Walks, held on the last Friday of every month from 5 to 7 pm . All participating stops are within easy strolling distance of each other.
Julian Stanczak, Repetitive Sound, acrylic on canvas, 41 x 59”. Courtesy of the David Richard Gallery.
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To shop in the Railyard and Guadalupe districts is to encounter a microcosm of Santa Fe itself. There’s a little bit of everything that makes the city special: local foods (Santa Fe School of Cooking, The Chocolate Smith), international furnishings and folk art (Casa Nova), funky Western wear (Kowboyz, Double Take at the Ranch), outdoor equipment (REI, The Reel Life), and much more. Anchoring the neighborhood is the track-side Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, a purpose-built structure that hosts the Santa Fe Farmers Market and the Railyard Artisan Market. Here you’ll find delicacies like heirloom poultry and small-batch honey as well as crafts in a variety of materials, including fiber, hand-blown glass, and ceramics. The nearby Sanbusco Market Center, on Montezuma Street, opened in the late 1800s as a building supply warehouse for businesses that sprang up in the wake of the railroad coming to town; now it’s an emporium that puts the “special” in specialty shops. There’s the self-explanatory Santa Fe Pens and the pet boutique Teca Tu, stocking gourmet treats and stylish accoutrements like turquoise-studded collars. Contemporary jeweler Eidos and local goldsmith Dell Fox propose two very different ways of getting your bauble fix, and On Your Feet is a local favorite
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for comfortable, stylish footwear. Women’s clothing by designers such as Nanette Lepore and M. Missoni are on offer at Bodhi Bazaar, while Kioti provides foreignaccented wearable art. At the far north end of Guadalupe Street is the DeVargas Center, where stores run the gamut from practical to luxe. Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe is a little bit of both, with its classic kitchenware lines (All-Clad, Le Creuset) and eclectic cooking classes. The same goes for Indigo Baby, featuring organic and natural items for young children and expectant mothers. But the vintage furs at Queen’s Ransom or the chile-piñon brittle at Señor Murphy? Those fall squarely on the side of indulgence.
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Santa Fe’s culture is a compelling concoction of old and new, traditional and quirky—and the food scene in the Railyard and Guadalupe districts is no different. The area is home to some of the city’s most beloved institutions, as well as a variety of specialty eateries. In the former category are Tomasita’s, serving up traditional New Mexican enchiladas, sopaipillas, and margaritas for some 40 years, and the Zia Diner, doling out generous helpings of comfort food with a twist—like its signature green-chile meat loaf and strawberryrhubarb pie—since 1986. Sanbusco Market Center’s El Tesoro and Pranzo Italian Grill have earned legions of followers for their Salvadoran delicacies and reimagined Mediterranean classics, respectively. On the more casual end of the spectrum, there’s Flying Star Cafe, where diners can partake of free wireless internet and an extensive selection of magazines while chowing down on baked goods, all-day breakfast, and a range of entrées (including vegan and gluten-free options), while nearby Italian-style coffeehouse Station serves
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Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps the focus on fine food and conversation, and the restaurant opens onto our patio for seasonal outdoor dining with amazing mountain views.
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either old-school or more inventive espresso drinks (see the habañero fudge latte) to accompany light sandwiches and salads. There’s no shortage of nightlife in the area. Second Street Brewery at the Railyard offers locally brewed craft beers and live music almost every night, in addition to pub fare such as fishand-chips and pulled-pork sandwiches. Nearby Junction calls itself “Santa Fe’s dedicated sports bar,” and with 11 flat-screen TVs it more than lives up to that description. (Check the online calendar for which games are on tap any given day.) Then there’s Cowgirl BBQ, which— between its bar, main dining rooms, catering kitchen, billiard parlor, and private dining spaces—takes up almost an entire block of Guadalupe Street. Live music, a hopping patio, and menu standbys like brisket nachos, buffalo burgers, and Frito pies make this restaurant a year-round local favorite.
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Ristra—an elegant, cozy dining room set in an old Victorian-style adobe—has a welcoming atmosphere and serves a French-inspired menu using bold Southwest flavors. It has been a favorite of Santa Fe locals for years. The bar is open late on Friday and Saturday evenings, for good food and drinks after your event out on the town. Dinner is served nightly and offers seasonal lunch and patio dining, a bar menu, cocktails, and has a private room available for groups.
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Casa Nova Marc Howard Custom Design Studio Handcrafted platinum and 18 kt gold ring set with diamonds and sapphires Santa Fe’s premier master goldsmith creates custom designs in high-karat golds and platinum, expertly set with diamonds and colored gemstones. Exquisite craftsmanship, refined creativity, and stellar customer service combine to give you the ultimate experience in exceptional jewelry design. 328 S Guadalupe St, Suite E (entrance on Montezuma) 505-820-1080, marc-howard.com
Rio Bravo Trading Co. Rio Bravo Trading Co. at the corner of Guadalupe and Garfield streets, holds a treasure trove of old pawn jewelry as well as Navajo Textiles, Pueblo Pottery, Spurs, Saddles and Chaps and some of the greatest Cowboy collectibles you’ve never seen. Come find out what savvy dealers as well as collectors have known for many years. 411 S Guadalupe St, 505-982-0230
Casa Nova offers art, craft, furniture, and folk and tribal art from Africa and other exotic locations—a cultural design fusion epitomizing “the art of living and living with art.” Casa Nova’s style is contemporary, urban, and vibrant, fusing the traditional with the energy of the new. 530 S Guadalupe, 505-983-8558, casanovagallery.com
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During its five years in print, Diffusion, a national publication focusing on unconventional photographic processes, has featured work by a number of mainstays of the VERVE Gallery of Photography, like Susan kae Grant, who creates dreamlike pieces using shadow as a metaphor, and Jennifer B. Thoreson, whose highly personal imagery is both intricate and stylized. In Diffusion Retrospective (through April 26; reception March 7, 5â€“7 pm; 219 E Marcy; vervegallery.com), VERVE showcases all its Diffusion artists in a single show.â€”Eve Tolpa
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n 1893, artist Joseph Henry Sharp visited Taos to illustrate a piece for Harper’s Weekly on Native American life at Taos Pueblo. Fascinated by Indian culture since he was a boy, Sharp shared his enthusiasm for the landscape and the people he encountered with Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips, two artists he studied alongside in Paris. In 1915, the three men, along with three other painters, formed the Taos Society of Artists, a group whose work helped build Taos’s reputation as an art colony of international importance. A few years after the formation of the Taos Society, six artists undertook a similar endeavor in Santa Fe, establishing what’s informally referred to as the Santa Fe Art Colony and laying the foundation for Canyon Road to become one of the best-known artist destinations in the world. In 1921, another group of bold young artists joined forces and became known as Los Cinco Pintores (The Five Painters). All three groups succeeded in putting Northern New Mexico on the artistic map and in the art history books forever. Their work—which celebrates the region’s people, lifestyle, and landscape—endures today and continues to define the Santa Fe area’s unique artistic legacy. 50
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Joseph Henry Sharp, The Red Stone Pipe, oil on canvas, 20 x 16” Joseph Henry Sharp (left, in Taos in 1932) visited Taos in 1893. His enthusiasm for the area’s Native American culture and stunning landscape led to the formation of the Taos Society of Artists. The Taos Six, as the members of the society were called, included (below, left to right, as photographed in Taos ca. 1920) Ernest L. Blumenschein, Oscar E. Berninghaus, E. Irving Couse, Bert Phillips, Sharp, and W. Herbert Dunton (in front). In addition to landscape paintings, the Taos Society of Artists was known for depictions of locals, especially Native Americans in traditional dress, and for using vibrant colors, as seen in the above painting by Sharp. Almost 75 percent of Sharp’s entire body of work featured Native American subjects.
“Many artists, both in Taos and Santa Fe, who sought out an ‘authentic,’ deeply American experience flocked to the place of big skies, spiritual inspiration, and pure, native soil. From this experience came two of the most robust and significant regional art movements of the early 20th century,” says Peter L. Riess, director/vice president of Santa Fe Art Auction and director of Western art at the Gerald Peters Gallery.
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“The Santa Fe artists tended to have a more modern orientation and were generally not as academic as the members of the Taos Society of Artists,” says David Clemmer, curator at Zaplin-Lampert Gallery.
Above: Sheldon Parsons, Pojoaque, New Mexico, oil on canvas, 38 x 50” In the early 20th century, artists Carlos Vierra, Gerald R. Cassidy, Theodore Van Soelen, and Sheldon Parsons (below, from left, in Santa Fe’s La Fonda on the Plaza ca. 1925), along with John Sloan and Randall Davey (not pictured), developed a thriving Santa Fe art colony whose epicenter was Canyon Road. The artists’ activity and output laid the groundwork for the city to legally designate Canyon Road a “residential arts and crafts zone” in 1962.
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Clockwise, from top left: Will Shuster and Walter Mruk in Santa Fe ca. 1920. Fremont Ellis, Spring, Ranchos de Taos, oil on canvas, 25 x 30". Fremont Ellis in Santa Fe ca. 1955–1960. Willard Nash, Adobe House, oil on canvas, 18 x 24". Randall Davey, who arrived in Santa Fe in 1919, in his Santa Fe studio ca. 1950. Will Shuster, My Neighbor’s Gate, oil on board, 16 x 20".
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In 1921, five artists—Jozef Bakos, Fremont Ellis, Walter Mruk, Willard Nash, and Will Shuster—all under the age of 30, formed the group known as Los Cinco Pintores (The Five Painters). The painters were united in their rebellion against academic traditionalism in art and an interest in modern art.
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“Each of the Taos artists expressed their art and subject focus uniquely, yet they found common ground working under the spell of rich, novel cultures and traditions and the breathtaking New Mexico landscape,” says Ann Bodelson Brown of Nedra Matteucci Galleries.
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Born in London, sculptor Michael Wilding is formally trained in figurative painting but worked as a musician and actor for 30 years before moving to Santa Fe to pursue a career in fine art. His experience on stage in New York City, on television and film sets, and playing the flute and saxophone in bands in London and Los Angeles prepared him for his current artistic exploration, which he says combines all his passions. “I think there is a huge correlation between sculpting and music,” Wilding notes. The artist, whose work is represented at GF Contemporary, moved to New Mexico 23 years ago and embraced stone as his medium more than 10 years ago. Wilding’s pieces are large-scale and abstract, often utilizing materials such as limestone, Carrara marble, and, most recently, bronze. His studio off Siler Road sits among other industrial spaces, so he can make noise and create dust at will. “I use a spacious part of a building with high ceilings, accessed by a garage door,” Wilding says. “However, most of the time I work outside in that rare New Mexican light.” Wilding’s sole ritual in preparing for his process is setting up his tools before he begins. “The various chisels, rasps, saws, and sanding devices—I’ll lay them out depending on what stage I’m at with the work at hand,” he says. Wilding creates sculptures using the stone’s natural dynamic as a guide and rarely stops to contemplate his decisions, so each stone’s inherent qualities shine through in the finished product, and every piece is unique. “I immerse myself in what feels like something of a dance with the piece—an immersion from which I occasionally come up for air.”—Samantha Schwirck
Robbi Firestone’s muse is people, and she paints vivid oil portraits based on her subjects’ inner and outer beauty. In her Spirit Capture Portraits series, she utilizes various media, such as textiles, gold leaf, and beads, and imagery like henna designs and Reiki symbols, depending on her interpretation of the subject. “Human mind and spirit form our faces, our mannerisms, our musculature. We carry reactions, responses, thoughts, and personal truths in our eyes,” Firestone says. “I am inspired by this. In a Spirit Capture portrait, I choose to focus on the beauty or divinity that I see in [a person].” Firestone, who also lives and works in Seattle, began painting in Santa Fe two years ago. “I paint here because, in the realm of Santa Fe, my soul is no longer hungry,” she says. “The light, in our sky and in our citizens, is my home.” Accordingly, Firestone, whose work can be seen at Casweck Galleries, considers her studio on Old Santa Fe Trail to be a sacred place. “A lovely, light, intimate space allows me to delineate process, mess, presentation, and sitting areas,” she explains. “I have room to grow, move, host gatherings, and surround myself with the sacred objects that inspire me.” Visitors to Firestone’s studio will find an eclectic decor as well as comfortable areas to relax in during the painting process, which often involves music, candlelight, and hot tea. “My intention is to paint from a place of full presence and feeling,” Firestone says. “My work is a dance between meditation and critique, between muse and kind critic, which I’ve designated as separate entities, each a powerful beast in her own right.”—SS
Cody Hooper became a full-time artist about five years ago and today is known for his large-scale abstract acrylic paintings. “I’m always trying to create this living, breathing moment in time,” he says. “Color, movement, and light are always very present. I hope to create something with great depth and to let the viewer really explore the work, finding what it is that inspires them.” Having grown up in Texas surrounded by art, music, and the evocative Southwestern landscape, Hooper moved to Santa Fe three years ago and is represented by Pippin Contemporary. “[Santa Fe] seemed like the best place for an up-and-coming artist to be,” he says. “So much inspiration and synergy fills the air.” Despite the complexity of his paintings, Hooper’s workspace is decidedly simple. “I generally work in a fairly clean and organized space with no distractions,” he says, although he does listen to music via Pandora while he’s creating. “I listen to everything from Buddha Bar to Metallica,” he adds. Hooper’s routine— which involves him working on one piece at a time—is as minimalistic as his space. “I’ll typically work a few 12-hour days during the week,” he says. “I find that giving myself a few days to recharge really helps in the creative process.”—SS
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An Arizona native who moved frequently during childhood, artist Peggy Immel reconnected with her Southwestern roots when she and her husband settled in Taos after living in the Northeast for 30 years. Immel, whose work can be seen at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, uses oil as her primary medium, creating landscapes inspired by the outdoors and the Southwestern scenery. “You might say that I’m lucky enough to have two studios,” Immel notes, referencing her physical studio space inside her Taos home, as well as her figurative studio space—the vast outdoors. “Taos is a village that’s infused with the spirit of art and surrounded by an incredible landscape bathed in perfect clear light,” she says. “It’s a landscape painter’s heaven—the perfect studio. No matter the time or place, I simply love the dance of being outside making a painting.” When painting en plein air, Immel generally works on smaller pieces and field studies. Challenges like very cold temperatures and gusty winds cause her to retreat to her indoor studio, which is free of interruptions and perfect for large-scale pieces. Because the missing ingredient when painting indoors is “the magnificent and wild New Mexico landscape,” Immel says, she displays photographs of certain scenes on a wall-mounted computer monitor and references them while she paints. Immel’s studio space also has a window that provides light from the north, and there’s running water, a refrigerator, art books, and “a glass of wine at the end of the work day.”—SS february/march 2014
Born in Sweden, Inger Jirby has lived in Stockholm, Paris, New York, Greece, and Jamaica and draws from each experience when creating her expressionistic paintings. Jirby’s New Mexico connection began in Santa Fe, where she worked for 13 years and currently shows at Wiford Gallery. “The whole landscape of New Mexico inspires me very much,” she says. Today Jirby, who owns the Inger Jirby Gallery and Guest Houses in Taos, is based in Pilar, alongside the Rio Grande River, where she’s had a home and studio for 23 years. She describes her studio’s decor as “lady country style,” and her studio serves as the backdrop for many of her figure paintings. “I do all corrections, still lifes, interiors, and figures inside my studio,” she says, noting that she tries to avoid reworking her pieces too much. “I usually want to finish a painting in one go and do as little retouching as possible, because I feel the painting loses its power and the corrections rarely ever make the painting better,” she says. While Taos provides the perfect setting for Jirby to feel continually motivated, she also values travel as a means to further her craft. “I am inspired by the landscape around me, my travels around the world, nature, architecture, interiors—anything to do with civilization inspires my work,” she says.—SS
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P R E V IE W S by Eve Tol pa Heartfelt Expressions Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art 820 Canyon, alexandrastevens.com February 14–February 28 Reception February 14, 5:30–7 pm Eighteen established gallery artists explore themes relating to love and romance in Alexandra Stevens’s annual February show. Highlights encompass the dramatic highdesert compositions of pastel artist Victoria Taylor-Gore; Katrina Howarth’s exuberant oil paintings; and figurative sculpture by Jeannine Young, who expresses motion—as well as emotion—with the help of a range of materials: stone, wood, steel, clay, and bronze. Jeannine Young, Romance, bronze, 16 x 6"
Douglas Aagard, Portrait of a Maple, oil on canvas, 48 x 36"
Silvery Winter Light Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, actonegallery.com February 1–March 31 Reception February 1, 2–4 pm In commemoration of its 25th anniversary, Act I Gallery presents a group show featuring 34 of its artists, including bold, expressionistic painter Peggy McGivern as well as guests like silk-screen artist Cathy Haight, oil painter Rebecca Mannschreck, and glass artist Lydia Piper. Collectors Classes, a special series of discussion panels offering collectors and artists a chance to meet, rounds out the celebration.
New Mexico Landscape Group Show Featuring Douglas Aagard Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace manitougalleries.com March 7–March 21 Reception March 7, 5–7:30 pm Utah-based Douglas Aagard joins New Mexico landscape painters— including Tom Perkinson and Jerry Jordan—in a celebration of the American West. Aagard began his career as a watercolorist but in 2000 made the switch to painting with oils using a knife. “I have found that my work has a more dimensional feel or depth when painted with knife,” he says, “and oftentimes the texture is more fun than the composition.”
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Robert Highsmith: North Country Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon, marigoldarts.com February 7–March 13, reception February 7, 5–7 pm New Mexico Governor’s Award–winning and Las Cruces–based watercolorist Robert Highsmith chronicles the diverse landscapes of Northern New Mexico in pieces that employ intricate detail to convey subtle realism, especially as they capture the light on mountain rock faces and the surface of water. His paintings can be found in the book Art Journey America and in collections worldwide. Robert Highsmith, Locomotive 495, watercolor, 14 x 20"
“Morada Solstice” 18 x 24” Oil
Sarah Siltala: Alight Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon, sagecreekgallery.com February 21–March 14, reception February 21, 5–8 pm Old World still-life techniques meet contemporary compositions in the paintings of Sarah Siltala, whose painstaking method of layering multiple coats of transparent oil color creates rich hues and textures. “Painting is my meditation,” says the Santa Fe native, “and I hope to share a moment of peace and beauty with the viewer and to create a quiet respite in an often chaotic world.”
Sarah Siltala, Alight, oil on panel, 8 x 8"
“Hillside Aspens” 11 x 14” Oil
Giving Voice to Image 2 ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon vivocontemporary.com Through March 4, reception February 7, 5–7 pm ViVO reprises its successful 2013 interdisciplinary exhibition, this year matching 12 poets (among them Mary McGinnis, Darryl Williams, and Lauren Camp) with 12 artists (including Ruth Weston, Ann Laser, and George Duncan) to explore shared themes via divergent modes of expression. The public can bear witness to the resulting multimedia collaborations in a pair of free poetry readings and gallery receptions.
Ruth Weston, Wild Pears, glazed stoneware, 48" tall
“Almost Fall” 6 x 8” Oil
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View/Review: Contemporary Masters Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 S Guadalupe, zanebennettgallery.com February 28–March 22, reception February 28, 5–7 pm Zane Bennett’s two-story, roughly 10,000-square-foot Railyard space provides a fitting venue for a midwinter selection of work by blue-chip contemporary artists, like mixed-media prints from Frank Stella, whose half-century (and counting) career has been characterized by reinvention; lithography by New York School innovator Robert Motherwell; and pieces by Anglo-Irish figurative painter Francis Bacon, abstract expressionist Sam Francis, and minimalist Ellsworth Kelly, among others.
Frank Stella, Going Abroad, mixed media, 73 x 54"
Oli Sihvonen, Elegy (017), oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 69"
In Motion: Rhythmic and Optical Paintings by Oli Sihvonen from 1988 to 1991 David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe davidrichardgallery.com, through March 8 Panel discussion February 1, 2–3:30 pm Eleven lesser-known paintings by Oli Sihvonen, displayed here collectively for the first time, represent the late abstract artist striving to express the nature of time by incorporating mathematical principles of set theory with geometric elements he developed in previous work, including stripes, grids, and ellipses. The combining—and recombining—of those elements results in energetic patterns that appear to vibrate with rhythmic motion.
Rex Ray, Thamnolyrica, mixed media collage on linen, 72 x 72"
Rex Ray and Hung Liu Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon turnercarrollgallery.com, through March 15 Women workers are the focal point of Hung Liu’s mixed-media-on-panel pieces, which chronicle the shifting cultural life of 19th- and 20th-century China, while the ebullient work of San Francisco–based painter, collagist, and designer Rex Ray takes inspiration from diverse sources ranging from the Arts and Crafts movement and textile design to Op Art and Abstract Expressionism. february/march 2014
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Pablo Milan Gallery Pablo Milan, The Gathering, acrylic/canvas, 40 x 30" Located just a few blocks off the Santa Fe Plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art. Come by and see the latest works by New Mexican artist Pablo Milan, renowned for his use of color and painting techniques; abstract artists Jennifer Lindberg and Len; contemporary Southwest artist Don Brewer Wakpa; and sculptor Kevin Sears. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285 email@example.com pablomilangallery.com
Wood Contemporary James J. Wood, Young Stream, Old Creek No. 2, 22 x 32" Wood Contemporary is home to the work of three generations of the Wood family: Harold Wood, Harold Joseph Wood, and James Joseph Wood. We feature paintings, fine handcrafted furniture, and photography. At Wood Contemporary, we celebrate more than 80 years of an ongoing father-to-son thread—a unique history of applied arts, quality, and creativity. 203 E Palace Ave, 505-660-9188, woodcontemporary.com
Joe Wade Fine Art Mick Doellinger, Hair Brained Edition of 30, Bronze Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year-round. Open 10 am–5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am–4 pm Sunday. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727 joewadefineart.com
Alexandra Stevens Gallery
Mark White Fine Art Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden to experience bliss with jd Hansen’s stunning figurative bronzes. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Ethan & Mark White, and Charles Veilleux, among others. We look forward to your visit! 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073 markwhitefineart.com
Walker Moore, A Light Beyond, casein, 22 x 28" John Walker and Roxanne Moore began painting together as Walker Moore in the 1980s. Their style exists because they collaborate as equals; every painting is traded back and forth between them. Since both enjoy creative freedom, the process is unpredictable and an ever-changing journey. Words like “inviting” and “mysterious” are often used to describe the paintings of this unique husband-and-wife collaboration. They liken their paintings to an empty stage that allows viewers to put themselves into the scene. Paintings celebrating February as the month of love have become an annual fixture for Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, and this year is no exception. An all-gallery show filled with “Heartfelt Expressions” showcases 18 established artists. Opening night—Friday, February 14, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311, alexandrastevens.com
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Art Gone Wild Gallery Internationally acclaimed artists Lisa and D. Arthur Wilson recently opened their second signature Art Gone Wild Gallery in the heart of Santa Fe’s downtown arts district. A passionate and playful blend of artistic styles, the gallery features soulful abstract expressionist works by Lisa, D. Arthur’s World of Rhupert the Ostrich series as well as his renowned expressionist wildlife pieces, romantic landscapes by Steven Quartly, amazing photorealism paintings by Doug Bloodworth, intricate figurative sculptures by Chad Awalt, and timeless glass waves by David Wight. Dividing their time between their Art Gone Wild Galleries in Key West, Florida, and Santa Fe, Lisa and D. Arthur have studios within the gallery, and D. Arthur paints live when time permits. 130-D Lincoln Ave, 505-820-1004 artgonewildgallery.com
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The William&Joseph Gallery Ventana Fine Art Jennifer Davenport, Raven’s Flight I, mixed media, 20 x 20" Ventana Fine Art continues its 30-year tradition of presenting the best in paintings and sculpture by established and emerging masters. Elegantly situated in a historic school building surrounded by sculpture gardens, Ventana showcases traditional and contemporary works with high aesthetic impact. 400 Canyon Rd, 505-983-8815, 800-746-8815 ventanafineart.com
Karen Haynes, oil on canvas Contemporary art, glass, and sculpture. A creative variety of artwork that stimulates and excites, especially when well placed within your home or that of a loved one. Open daily. 727 Canyon Rd, 505-982-9404 thewilliamandjosephgallery.com
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Frank Applegate Estate
an artist’s architectural legacy endures on the Camino
by Amy Gross
y the time artist Frank Applegate purchased the four-room adobe house on El Caminito in 1926, it had already been lived in for 80 years by the family of Sergeant Francisco de la Peña, a Mexican Army soldier who had fought against the Texans at the Alamo. In 1845, de la Peña bought the house and land on the Camino, which is now part of Santa Fe’s Eastside neighborhood, just a few blocks south of Canyon Road. The house, which dates to the late 18th century, had a portal but not much else in terms of decorative flair.
Nonethless, it was an important piece of architecture. According to the home’s current owner, Katie Peters, “it was an original, honest-to-God adobe, and it was built like a fortress.” Katie and her husband, Santa Fe gallery owner and businessman Gerald Peters, acquired what is now called The Frank Applegate Estate in 1980 and happily raised four children in the sprawling 9,300-square-foot main home and compound. They’re proud, they say, to be among an exclusive group of writers and artists who’ve called the estate home over the years. continued on page 68 february/march 2014
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A Refined and Crisp Southwestern Paradise • Territorial-style home, over 10,000 sq.ft., custom design details • Five en-suite bedrooms in the meticulously-crafted main house • Attached 1-br, 1-ba guesthouse with full kitchen, LR, laundry • Wine cellar, library, outdoor dining, two studies, 5.88 acres • SantaFeProperties.com/201302695 $9,995,000 Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912
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• Grand yet comfortable room proportions, palatial master suite • Spacious kitchen, Viking appliances, custom cabinets, wine cooler • Superb views of mountain ranges and Santa Fe city lights • 3 br, 4 ba, 5,510 sq.ft., enormous 3-car garage, 0.56 acre • SantaFeProperties.com/201304833 $2,475,000
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• An elegant house, guest house, office and pool house in Taos • Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, gorgeous views in all directions • English gardens, lush perennials, manicured pathways, stone fountain • 4 br, 5 ba, 6,000 sq.ft., 2-car garage, koi pond, 9.77 acres • SantaFeProperties.com/201304524 $1,975,000
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An Innovative Northside Contemporary • A sophisticated contemporary home close to downtown • Chic kitchen/dining/living; plus an attached studio/office • Walls of glass for natural light; ample outdoor living spaces • 3 br, 3 ba, 3,342 sq.ft., 2 garages (three cars), 1.79 acres • SantaFeProperties.com/201300967 $1,195,000
Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070
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An expansive space on the first floor became the master suite, but not until a few walls had been moved around and the area housing the shepherd’s bed (the structure opposite the kiva on the left) was brought indoors. No fewer than 11 fireplaces, including a massive outdoor kiva in the front courtyard, warm the house inside and out.
A stopover in Santa Fe in 1921 was all it took for painter, sculptor, and sketch artist Frank Applegate to fall in love with New Mexico’s abundant light and artistic opportunities. Applegate quickly became affiliated with the Santa Fe Art Colony. More significantly, he found himself enchanted with Santa Fe’s tricultural persona and the area’s folk art traditions, which he fiercely defended and promoted until his untimely death at age 50, just 10 years after his arrival in town. Although sparsely furnished in the rustic adobe style, his home was filled with folk art, religious art, Spanish Colonial furniture, and Native American pottery and textiles—an aesthetic also embraced by the current owners. Applegate expanded the original de la Peña house into a U shape, strategically placing the portal at the head of a courtyard. He added bedrooms, a garage, and living areas, and he built a second story on part of the house, which included a balcony atop the portal made from wood from an old church. In this way, Gerald and Katie Peters note, the home of the folk art aficionado became its own piece of folk art. Gerald and Katie were thrilled with the purchase of their new (old) home, but it needed extensive renovation to make it livable for a growing family. It had been parsed into apartments over the years, so the first order of business was to rejoin the individual spaces. The couple added an addition and a master suite, enclosing within the master’s walls what may be the most historically interesting feature of the original de la Peña home: a “shepherd’s bed.” The bed, essentially a raised adobe platform, sits just a few feet from a kiva fireplace. In its day, the shepherd’s bed was outdoors; heat from the kiva flowed beneath the platform, heating the bed from below. Today, the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is a delightful maze of conjoined rooms and tucked-away spaces, as perfect for guests desiring privacy as it is for children playing hide-and-seek or having water-balloon fights from the balcony. In true adobe fashion, the home flows—not only from space to space, but from top-to-bottom and even side-to-side. 68
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“Representing Applegate’s estate and living in his former home for more than [three] decades has brought me closer to this overlooked artist’s passion and spirit.” —Gerald Peters, in Frank Applegate of Santa Fe
The home’s wine cellar may once have been a root cellar for storing vegetables throughout the winter. Above: A comfortable upstairs living space overlooks the courtyardfacing portal and opens to a second-story balcony.
Despite its preponderance of wood (the beams are local pine), the home has a bright, open feel. The light-filled bath just off the master bedroom opens to a charming, secluded courtyard. february/march 2014
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The historic home is a delightful maze of conjoined rooms and tucked-away spaces, as perfect for guests desiring privacy as it is for children playing hide-and-seek or having water-balloon fights from the balcony.
In the master suite and throughout the home, ample wall space, nichos, and built-in bookshelves allowed the owners to display all their favorite artwork, including, from time to time, some of Frank Applegate’s watercolors.
Ceilings, walls, and window wells curve, tilt, and sit charmingly askew. And yet the house is remarkably solid. The original walls appear to be triple adobe— imagine window wells almost three feet thick. Having acted as stewards of The Frank Applegate Estate for more than 30 years, Katie and Gerald have decided to pass along its historic legacy to new caretakers. The tree-filled compound is listed with Santa Fe Properties, and the couple have a binder full of historic publications about the estate to bequeath to the next homeowners. Clippings include a spread from House & Garden (1929), which features photos of the home taken by a young Ansel Adams. A more recent Architectural Digest article shows the estate in its summer glory, apricot trees in full bloom. “We’ve been enthralled with the experience of living in this amazing, soulful home,” Katie says. But having done it herself, Katie knows new owners breathe new life into old spaces. She hopes the next caretakers of this extraordinary home will embrace its historic and artistic legacies and continue to celebrate what is perhaps the greatest example of architectural folk art in Santa Fe. For more information, contact Deborah Bodelson, Santa Fe Properties, 505-660-4442, santafeproperties.com 70
The sunny game room (above) was once a garage, added by Applegate in the late 1920s. Carefully placed perimeter walls and old tree growth keep the courtyards and outdoor sitting spaces (inset) shaded and private.
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living history The downtown, centuries-old Boyle House appears on maps (as a large hacienda) beginning in 1766 and has been on the Historic Santa Fe Foundationâ€™s registry since 1963. Pueblo Indians built the three-feet-thick adobe walls in the oldest part of the house, while local craftsmen have made smart additions, including rooms with higher ceilings and large windows. The main house has three bedrooms, a game room, and two long portals. The courtyard preserves a sense of historic Santa Fe, with old pine trees, stone walls, and large corbels. The property also features a twostory studio and a two-bedroom guesthouse. John Baker
Price: $1.575 million Contact: Clara L. Dougherty Dougherty Real Estate 505-989-7741, dresf.com
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This light-infused Territorial-style adobe is walking distance from Canyon Road. Its amenities include radiant heating, brick flooring, top-of-the-line appliances, a kiva fireplace, and a bricked terrace. Its best feature, however, is its overall brightness, which is a staple of designer Douglas Atwill, whoâ€™s designed more than 50 homes over his 40-plus years in Santa Fe, while also creating gorgeous landscape artworks and writing six books. This Eastside two-bedroom, two-bath house, built in 2007, is an appealing work of art in itself.
List price: $1.025 million Contact: Gary Hall and Meleah Artley Barker Realty, 505-982-9836, santaferealestate.com
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1130 Piedra Rondo. Immaculate 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath house with gorgeous views, separate guest house, and 3-car garage; 5,880 sq. ft. on 3+ acres in Sierra del Norte $1,890,000
MLS #201304034 10 Shorthorn Lane. Gorgeous 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus detached studio/garage/office and stable & corral for 4 horses, 6,639 sq. ft. on 11+ acres. $1,950,000
MLS #201303580 49 Calle San Martin. Contemprary 3 bedrooms/5 bathrooms, 4,500 sq. ft. main house; 1,120 sq.ft. guest house/studio, pool & garage on 5 acres. $1,395,000
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enchanted treasures John Rippel Genuine Storywheels™ in sterling and 14k gold at John Rippel U.S.A. Same Santa Fe Storywheels location for more than 30 years. Precious and semiprecious gemstones in gorgeous settings. All wheels fit on our extensive selection of necklaces, lariats, bracelets, and earrings. 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-986-9115 johnrippel.com, santafestorywheels.com
Charlotte Fine Jewelry Dreams of rose gold and fancy diamonds over faceted rose quartz on chocolate brown rings. Change your setting to match your mood, the occasion, or just for the pure fun of it! Timeless, sophisticated, and incredibly unique. Call us for a catalog. 66 E San Francisco St, 505-660-8614 charlotteshop.com
Boots & Boogie Santa Fe’s premier gallery of fine handcrafted boots. Elegant while still being comfortable. Owner Roy Flynn will personally and expertly size you in the finest and most beautiful alligator boots—both belly and hornback, in myriad colors, and at the most competitive prices in the industry. Boots & Boogie utilizes five bootmakers and is committed to style, elegance, customer comfort, and satisfaction. Whether it’s the classic alligator or any of the hundreds of other designs available, Boots & Boogie outfits you with style. 102 E Water St, in El Centro Mall one block southwest of La Fonda 505-983-0777, santafebootsandboogie.com
When the cold wind blows, nothing warms the cockles of your heart (and belly) like a steaming bowl of rich, flavorsome broth gussied up with a trove of tasty trimmings. Santa Fean foodies and fans of ethnic cooking were delighted last February when Albuquerque’s Talin Market opened a satellite location in Santa Fe’s burgeoning Luna district. The store is jam-packed with ingredients from around the globe, and many sophisticated shoppers find their way into the cozy Talin Ramen Bar and to the sumptuous broths that are served up from behind a no-frills but welcoming counter. After selecting the types of broth and noodles you want, you then choose toppings that include everything diners coming in from the cold could be craving. Forget any “less is more” approach, and instead bulk up your broth with simple goodies like bok choy, avocado, bean sprouts, chili, and scallions, or opt for more exotic fare like kimchi, tempura fish cakes, barbecue pork, and beef meatballs. Add a few dashes of the Shichimi Togarashi Japanese Mixed Chili Pepper and soup’s on!—John Vollertsen Talin Ramen Bar, 505 Cerrillos, talinmarket.com february/march 2014
reviving a romance
A sophisticated blend of vintage and modern-day aesthetics brings the newly renovated La Fonda up-to-date while also honoring the features the hotel’s loyal clientele has loved for almost 100 years.
everything old is new again at the beloved La Fonda on the Plaza If you’re looking to spice up your life during these roller-coaster economic times, consider taking a staycation, and get away from it all right in your own backyard (so to speak). Once the snow starts flying, I’m particularly inclined to keep things local, so an excursion in honor of Valentine’s Day to one of Santa Fe’s finest hotels is, in my mind, a perfect winter escape. I recently grabbed my best gal pal and booked a premier suite on the fifth floor of the newly renovated La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe’s oldest and perhaps most famous hotel. I received a quick tour of the property from Chairman of the Board Jenny Kimball, who knows the name of every artist, designer, and craftsman who worked on the renovation and on the original 1922 structure. The former Harvey House has been lightened up and brightened up floor by floor. (The lobby is slated for renovation in the near future.) Every original feature that was savable has been cleaned up and restored, while artisans meticulously copied the historic style and re-created anything that needed replacing. Our suite, complete with a balcony that looks up Old Santa Fe Trail and takes in the spires of the Loretto Chapel, opened into a large and comfy living room with a long mantel and cozy couch. Modern conveniences were discreetly tucked away, and our flat-screen TV was surrounded by a wooden frame that made it look like art. Although I’m a big fan of the hotel’s restaurant, La Plazuela, with its soaring skylights and etched windows, our room was too lovely to leave, especially as the snow swirled outside, so we opted for room service by the fire. Chef Lane Warner offers traditional New Mexican cuisine alongside eclectic dishes that satisfy both locals’ and visitors’ palates. We asked the kitchen to send up a batch of its famous guacamole as well as its luscious corn poblano chowder garnished with crispy fried strips of chile, which had a nice kick that warmed us up even further. Figuring champagne (Gruet, of course) was in order for a Valentine’s date, we selected lighter dishes to enjoy it with, like seared salmon and rellenos de La Fonda for mains. The rellenos were stuffed with Mexican cheese, crisp-fried to a greaseless perfection, and sided with hearty pork posole and a big basket of fluffy sopaipillas. The pristine fish was Alaskan line-caught sockeye Chunky poblano chowder garnished salmon, pan-seared and topped with a zesty with crispy fried strips of chile cilantro lemon butter and served with a moist rainbow quinoa pilaf. It just isn’t Valentine’s Day without chocolate, and the decadent warm chocolate chunk brownie topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and salty pretzels did the trick. Champagne gone, dessert plate licked— time for beddy-bye. The headboards of the extremely comfortable beds are colorful replicas of the original ones, many of which are still in use throughout the hotel. As I drifted off to sleep under voluminous comforters and to the sound of the nearby cathedral’s bells, I happily thought about travelers enjoying La Fonda for at least another 100 years—I’m sure the economy will have calmed down by then!—JV
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La Plazuela’s warm chocolate brownie topped with choclate sauce, whipped cream, and salty pretzels
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The Beatles said it simply and perfectly when they sang “All you need is love.” When Valentine’s Day comes around, that’s a good mantra to embrace. There’s so much to love about Santa Fe in the winter that I’m inclined to belt out the chorus. Although I’m not a skier, I love how worldfamous and coveted our slopes are. Skiers work up quite an appetite, which needs satisfying in one of our 200-plus restaurants. Bums on seats and in hotel beds are great for the economy; in Santa Fe we’re thrilled to welcome all our visitors—it’s what we do best. The winter months also offer a reprieve from the busy summer and allow more time to attend indoor events, many of which are about giving back to the community. Two such worthwhile and always enjoyable occasions are the annual Souper Bowl (thefooddepot.org) on February 1, which benefits the Food Depot, and ARTfeast (artfeast.org), held February 21–23, which supports important art programs for kids. Both shindigs combine the culinary arts with fun and delicious fundraising. I’ll see you there! Santa Fe Restaurant Week (santafe .nmrestaurantweek.com) returns February 23–March 2 and offers terrific discounts at some of Santa Fe’s hottest restaurants. There are cooking classes and special dinners as well; they sell out quickly, so book early in order to get in on the edible entertainment. How lucky I am that my beat is covering our eclectic and vibrant food scene. Every time (well, almost) I dine in one of the multitude of local eateries I’m thinking love, love, love. I hope you love our wonderful restaurants and talented chefs as much as I do ... yeah, yeah, yeah.—JV
1005 S St Francis, 505-780-5483 omiragrill.com Omira Brazilian steak house is one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe—just ask the critics and our regular customers. We combine culinary delights with style and personal flair to create a unique experience every time you visit us. Omira offers a distinct selection of appetizers, soups, and entrées to satisfy every taste, including a fresh unlimited salad bar and up to eight different cuts of meat from our Churasco Brazilian style grill. Open Tuesday–Sunday, closed on Monday. Lunch 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5–9 pm.
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Anasazi Restaurant & Bar
New Mexico’s most lauded restaurant and bar celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe, the Forbes four-star hotel, restaurant, and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Come savor the rich earth flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. The Anasazi Bar is an intimate bar offering classic cocktails and fine wines as well as a tempting bar menu. Private dining available for intimate gatherings or holiday events.
A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.
113 Washington, 505-988-3030 rosewoodhotels.com
The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com
Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.
Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn
125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-2233, docmartinsrestaurant.com Doc Martin’s Restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Executive Chef Zippy White designs cuisine and sources ingredients that respect region and season. With more than 400 wine selections, our worldclass wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” Award of Excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features free live music nightly. Lunch 11 am–3 pm; dinner 5–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.
213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com
227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com
Chef-owned with “made by hand,” eclectic, innovative international cuisine and known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Just a short walk to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, hotels, and museums. “I admire a restaurateur who says, ‘Hey, I want to cook the foods I love,’ like a musician who says, ‘I want to play the music I enjoy.’ He would have made a great conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday–Sunday 5–9 pm.
Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca 95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 ilpiattosantafe.com
Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and house-made pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Three-course late-night dining, $20.13, 9–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm and 9–10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.” —Albuquerque Journal february/march 2014
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La Casa Sena
La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday– Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm.
Start spreading the news! For nearly 20 years, New York Deli has been a staple for New Mexicans and tourists alike. For years, New York Deli has consistently been voted as one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe. New York Deli features fresh-baked bagels, a variety of house-made cream cheeses, soups, Nova sandwiches, Reubens, hefty heroes with prime-cut cold cuts, hand-cut gyros, falafels, fresh salads, egg creams, and Dr. Brown’s sodas. We have the largest breakfast menu in Santa Fe, including several varieties of eggs Benedict, fluffy omelets, huevos rancheros, Belgian waffles, chicken fried steak, French toast, pancakes, and all your breakfast favorites. Serving breakfast and lunch all day.
125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com
Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531 505-984-7915, innatloretto.com Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant illuminates the dining experience by offering casual dining by fireside and candlelight. Dine where the locals dine and experience classic dishes with local ingredients. Located at the iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award recipient. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Early evening Prix Fixe dinner from 5-6:30 pm, offering three courses for $30.
La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 lafondasantafe.com Experience Old World Santa Fe while dining at La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza. The menu showcases old favorites with New World twists. Our wine list is award-winning, our service is impeccable, and, according to reviewers, you’ll be dining in the “best of Santa Fe style.” La Plazuela hours: breakfast daily 7–11:30 am; lunch Monday–Friday 11:30 am–2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm; dinner daily 5:30–10 pm.
Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com
Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, homestyle, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Lunch and dinner Monday–Friday 11 am–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon–10 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested.
901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121 midtownbistrosf.com
Midtown Bistro, located in the “heart” of Santa Fe, and only a short jaunt from the Plaza, features local cuisine with an international flair. Open daily. Guests enjoy dining indoors or on our patio among native flora, which creates a magnificent ambience while dining on an array of fresh meats, seafood, pastas, and much more. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner Monday– Saturday 5–9 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–3 pm. 78
420 Catron & Guadalupe, 505-982-8900 4056 Cerrillos, 505-424-1200
Plaza Cafe Southside
3466 Zafarano, 505-424-0755 plazacafesouth.com
Enjoy more than 100 years of tradition. Plaza Cafe Southside, the sister restaurant to the famous Plaza Cafe downtown, delights both tourists and locals with delicious, regional diner cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, friendly, but upscale atmosphere. Huevos rancheros, margaritas, breakfast all day; yummy fresh house-baked goods and the chef’s imaginative specials. Plaza Cafe Southside has something for everyone. If you don’t know the Plaza Cafe Southside, you don’t know Santa Fe! Monday–Thursday 7 am–10 pm; Saturday 8 am–10 pm, Sunday 8 am–9 pm.
Rancho de Chimayó
300 Santa Fe County Road 98 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com
A treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage. A timeless tradition. Serving world-renowned traditional and contemporary native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this centuryold adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó’s specialty: carne adovada—marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days, May–Oct., 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days Nov.–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast on weekends. Online store is now open!
The Ranch House
2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com
Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and Cristo’s Road near Kohl’s. Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 riochamasteakhouse.com Located just south of the Plaza next to the State Capitol building, Rio Chama has been a favorite for locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Chef Russell Thornton focuses on contemporary American cuisine with
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Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 800 labels and 20 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. Rio Chama offers a mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to over 100 guests and offer several accommodations. Open daily 11 am–close.
San Q Japanese Sushi & Tapas 31 Burro Alley, 505-992-0304 sanqrestaurant.com
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, San Q resides in a quaint adobe building with an interior that fuses concepts from both New Mexican and Japanese design. But the ambience is not the only apsect that illustrates richness; the cuisine presents a delectable array of tapas and sushi that complement the scenic location. Using authentic Hatch chile and rich New Mexican salsa, San Q is inspired by the local culture and boasts avant-garde and enticing cuisine that will send you back for more. Enjoy delectable yellowtail tartar at the sushi bar or fire steak and sake on the patio. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, closed for lunch on Sundays. Reservations welcome. Check Facebook and OpenTable.
231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com
Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people-watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays.
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen 1512 Pacheco, 505-795-7383 sweetwatersf.com
Centrally located in the Design District of Pacheco Park, Sweetwater serves as an oasis where Santa Feans gather to be nourished and inspired. The global eclectic menu is sustainably and locally sourced when available, with many gluten-free and vegetarian items. New Mexico’s first Wine on Tap system supplies an SIP-certified bythe-glass selection, in addition to craft brews on tap. Breakfast features gourmet coffees and classic items like baked eggs with crème fraîche and herbs, as well as lemon ricotta spelt pancakes made from flour freshly milled on-site. Check out guest chef Kimnath Nou’s Thai Night on Wednesdays or the special $19 fixed-price three-course menu Thursdays–Saturdays.
326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008 ziadiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers and an amazing Happy Hour . . . See ya at the Zia!
For the most complete, up-to-date calendar of events in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, visit santafean.com
February February 1 Souper Bowl. An annual celebration and competition to support The Food Depot, which works to feed hungry Northern New Mexicans. Twenty-eight restaurants will be doling out their most-loved soups, with attendees casting votes to pick the best. $30–$35 (children $10), noon–2:30 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-471-1633, thefooddepot.org. February 7 Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional. Stand-up comedian Colin Quinn tackles 226 years of Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes. $15–$35, 7 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. February 12 George Saunders with Joel Lovell. Celebrated short-story writer George Saunders, whose books include Tenth of December and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, speaks onstage with Joel Lovell, deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine and author of a cover feature on Saunders. $3–$6, 7 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. February 12 Zappa Plays Zappa. Grammywinning group led by Dweezil Zappa performs the music of Frank Zappa. $32–$67, 7:30 pm, Greer Garson Theatre, 1600 St. Michaels, 505-473-6511, ticketssantafe.org. February 13 Sweetheart Auction. Dinners with Lou Diamond Phillips and Valerie Plame are among the items up for bid at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s ninth annual Sweetheart Auction on Valentine’s Day eve. There’s also a safari and several pieces of fine art to bid on, and the party features a dinner buffet, open wine bar, and “dream vacation” raffle. $75, 5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-9557931, cffnm.org.
February 16 Santa Fe Symphony: In Honor of Lincoln. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Robert Trevino leads the Santa Fe Symphony in a performance of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, featuring narration by author N. Scott Momaday, and music from the
movie Lincoln. (Free pre-concert lecture at 3 pm.) $20–$70, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. February 23–March 1 Santa Fe Restaurant Week. Casual-dining restaurants all over town will be selling special three-course meals for two at discount prices (usually $25). Various venues, santafe.restaurantweeknm.com.
AMERICAN INDIAN, PRE-COLUMBIAN AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION M AY 1 6 , 2 0 1 4 | DA L L A S | L I V E & O N L I N E A Sioux Boy’s Pictorial Beaded Hide Shirt c. 1875 Inscribed on the interior: Captured June 25, 1876 at the battle with Indians on the Little Bighorn River, M.T. Commanded by General G. A. Custer, U.S.A., Louis Rott, 1st Sergt., Co. K, 7th Cav. Sold For: $75,000 November 2013 Seeking Quality Consignments. Deadline: March 10 INQUIRIES: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824) Delia E. Sullivan | Ext. 1343 | DeliaS@HA.com Always Accepting Quality Consignments in 38 categories. Immediate Cash Advances up to $50 Million.
February 26 Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis. Documentary Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million ❘ 850,000+ Online Bidder-Members filmmaker Avi Lewis 3500 Maple Ave. ❘ Dallas, TX 75219 ❘ 877-HERITAGE (437-4824) ❘ HA.com talks with New York DALLAS ❘ NEW YORK ❘ BEVERLY HILLS ❘ SAN FRANCISCO ❘ HOUSTON ❘ PARIS ❘ GENEVA University history proTX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; CA Auctioneer Bond: Carolyn Mani #RSB2005661. Buyer’s Premium 12%-25%. See HA.com for fessor Greg Grandin, details. HERITAGE Reg. U.S. Pat & TM Off. 31075 author of the new book The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception March 19 Trevor Paglen with Rebecca in the New World. $3–$6, 7 pm, The Lensic, Solnit. Photographer and author Trevor 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, Paglen talks about his work covering ticketssantafe.org. government secrecy and citizens’ privacy rights with writer and activist Rebecca Solnit. $3–$6, 7 pm, The Lensic, February 28 Sounds of Santa Fe. An 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, evening of eclectic music featuring local ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe artists, presented by The Lensic and Frogville Records. $12, 7:30 pm, March 21–22 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, Mixed Repertory. The world premiere of a 505-988-1234, thelensic.org. commissioned work by choreographer Nicolo Fonte as well as Cayetano Soto’s Beautiful Mistake and Norbert de la Cruz’s Fold by Fold. $25–$72, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, March 1–2 Debussy, Mahler & 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, Shostakovich. Chamber orchestra Santa ticketssantafe.org. Fe Pro Musica performs works by Debussy, Mahler, and Shostakovich. Featuring mezMarch 28 Southwest Regional Folk zo-soprano Deborah Domanski. $20–$65, Alliance. The SWRFA, a networking orgaSt. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, 505nization for the acoustic music community, 988-4640, santafepromusica.com. hosts a one-day event. Comprehensive panel discussions and hours of open-mike March 16 The Variation Trio with performances are part of the festivities, Benjamin Hochman. Pianist Benjamin with the evening capped by dinner and forHochman joins the Variation Trio in works by mal showcases. Free, 9:30 am–9 pm, Hotel Beethoven, Dvorák, and Marc Neikrug. $20– Santa Fe, 501 Paseo de Peralta, swrfa.com. $65, 3 pm, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, 505-988-4640, santafepromusica.com.
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Located along the Arizona-Utah state line near the Four Corners area, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (navajonationparks.org) is visible for miles before you actually arrive there, its sandstone formations skewing the horizon into a vast and multicolored Mars-scape. With its towering buttes reaching up to 1,000 feet high, Monument Valley—where director John Ford made several iconic films starring John Wayne—is a humbling sight; Mother Nature spent centuries crafting the area with her favored tools: wind and water. A 17-mile scenic drive allows you to take in all the spectacular buttes, marked with names like the Three Sisters, the Mittens, and Rain God Mesa. Visitors looking to see the earth-red sandstone formations up close can take a narrated Jeep tour led by a Navajo guide, which is the only way to access certain spectacular sites like the Ear of the Wind (a huge, smooth hole blown through a rock formation). A 3.2-mile self-guided hiking trail is also open to visitors; just make sure you pack good shoes and lots of water, and prepare to be amazed.—Phil Parker 80
Santa Fe Luxury eLite Andy Ault
2300 Wilderness HeigHts
this double adobe home has spectacular panoramic views of the city & Jemez Mountains. the 3Br/4BA main house has elegant public rooms, chef’s kitchen, luxurious master suite & guest wing. A separate guesthouse nestles in the trees. liz sheffield | 505.660.4299 | LizSheffield.com
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excellence in Contemporary design. the soft contours of this traditional Pueblo design enhance the exquisite rich finishes of this la tierra nueva estate. 7,800 sq ft, 27 acres. Massive glass doors open onto a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Paul duran | 505.310.5566 | PaulDuran.com
511 PAlACe Avenue
855 el CAMinitO
this walled Palace Ave retreat is magical: One can walk to the Plaza, see the Art, enjoy the food hotspots, & hide away in a beautifully appointed adobe home. Main house has 3 bedrooms & 3 baths while the Casita is a romantic 1/1 set up. renee edwards | 505.470.7773 | SantaFeRealEstateConnect.com
7516 Old sAntA Fe trAil
Hidden among the piñon trees in the foothills of the sangre de Cristo Mountains, this home is the peaceful mountain oasis that you’ve been looking for. Featuring majestic spanish-style architecture with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. ralph larranaga | 505.470.2277 | SantaFeLuxuryRealEstateOnline.com
this 1924 John gaw Meem adobe house has all the classical elements that we have come to love and admire: location, mountain views, privacy, an interior balance of charm and function, with a quintessential Meem portal & gardenscape. Andy Ault | 505.670.7911 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published on Jan 17, 2014
Published on Jan 17, 2014
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