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Spring Art Previews

Cowboy Boots to Go

26 LocaLs We Love

Canyon Road Special

April/May 2012

Artists Chefs ACtivists AnD And More

Living the Dream Artists DougLAs MAgnus AnD DAnA WALDon



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THOM ROSS Presents “The Women of Due West Gallery”

Tara Roberts “Women’s Dance; From the Rosebud Reservation” Red Mica Clay/Acrylic, 12” X 10” dia.

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the people issue february / march 2012


26 Artists in Residence GABRIELLA MARKS

Jewelry artist Douglas Magnus and photographer Dana Waldon embrace creativity in their City Different home

31 Living the Dream


Cowboy up with new (or vintage) kickers from Santa Fe’s finest boot shops

Artists, gallerists, chefs, mentors, and more—locals we love, all following their passions


22 Santa Favorites Find the perfect pair of cowboy boots


24 Mind+Body Heal your soul with a shamanic journey 43 Art Painters Thom Ross and Brad Smith, gallery previews


Erin Wade, restaurateur and organic farmer, is just one of the locals we love


Photographer Dana Waldon and jewelry artist Douglas Magnus live the life creative

92 Living Add some splash to your landscape, liven up your living space with a bright Southwestern pillow 103 Hot Tickets Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, Earth Day in Madrid, SFI at the movies 107 Dining Swiss Bakery Pastries & Bistro, The Ranch House, and more 112 Day Trip Diablo Canyon


14 Publisher’s Note 18 City Different Singer Barbara Bentree goes Green, art education at the O’Keeffe Museum, a new cookbook from La Boca’s top chef


Cowboy Boots to Go

It’s the people we meet on this pathway of life that make it all so rich. which is why our April/may magazine—our annual people Issue—is always one of my favorites. some of the artists, gallery owners, chefs, and other inspiring locals we introduce on these pages have been on our radar for months; others came to our attention more recently, through members of the community. I heard about santa Fe ski team coach hubert seigmann, for example, while chatting on the chair lift this past winter. what every person in this issue shares is a commitment to pursuing the things in life they’re most passionate about. like so many of us, they also realize that santa Fe is a great place in which to create the life you’ve always dreamed of having. I’d like to introduce you to another group of passionate people as well: this magazine’s staff. my incredible colleagues use their intelligence, perseverance, creativity, intuition, and, most important, passion to produce every issue of the Santa Fean. Not only are they talented, but they lead full and interesting lives outside of the magazine offices—which makes them so much fun at parties. please take a look at the people named on our masthead. there is an amazing person attached to each one, a person I am honored to be associated with. there are interesting, inspiring people all around us in santa Fe. I encourage you to find ways to mingle with your fellow santa Feans—to chat with folks you meet, or join a group or organization through which you can get to know new people. this I can promise: Your view from life’s path will be much more colorful.

Canyon Road Special

April/May 2012

26 LocaLs We Love


Artists Chefs ACtivists AnD And More

Living the Dream Artists DougLAs MAgnus AnD DAnA WALDon

ON THE COVER Jewelry artist Douglas Magnus and photographer Dana Waldon outside their Santa Fe home. Read more about this creative couple in the story that begins on page 26. Photograph by Gabriella Marks. Styled by Cynthia Whitney-Ward.

A warm thanks to The Club at Las Campanas, which graciously hosted our editorial planning sessions in January. Top-notch facilities, stunning mountain views, and wonderful meals prepared by the house chef helped make our meetings extremely productive.




Spring Art Previews

publisher’s note

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Q. Where do you find Santa Fe’s most interesting people? “In the lobby at La Fonda on the Plaza. It’s the crossroads of Santa Fe’s civilization and incivility alike—the sacred and profane, sublime and ridiculous, gorgeous and ghastly all pass through on their way in or out. Characters are not just welcome, they are integral to this historic heart of the City Different.” —Elizabeth McNally Pettus, co-owner, Things Finer



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“We would have to say we meet the most interesting people at events held by Mix Santa Fe, the networking group that promotes entrepreneurial and quality-of-life opportunities in our community. The people at Mix are truly a diverse representation of our great city and its passion to move forward in a positive direction. The events are always a blast.” —Ryan Helean and Bethany Antolewicz, owners of MayaTile

“At the bar at El Farol, you’ll find an amazing mix of young and old, trendy youths and old boozers, folks in cowboy hats, tourists—and always with good music to dance to. A few times, I have seen people actually get up and dance on the tables. It’s a classic Santa Fe collision of cultures.” —John Vollertsen, director of Las Cosas Cooking School and Santa Fean’s food and dining editor


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rhapsody in green When you consider singer Barbara Bentree’s environmentally conscious childhood (she grew up exploring the forests and creeks of Minnesota) and career in music and teaching (the former New Mickey Mouse Club music producer is currently music director at Santa Fe’s Rio Grande School), it’s no surprise that her first solo album was created with eco-education in mind. On the recently released Green (Turtle Creek Records, $15), Bentree presents jazzy, upbeat interpretations of songs about nature, including Kermit the Frog’s favorite, “Bein’ Green.” The idea, she says, was to include “familiar tunes that I could sing with an eco point of view.” Bentree is donating all record proceeds to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and Santa Fe–based Bioneers, among other environmental organizations, and already she’s thinking about a sequel. “I truly feel that I am being called to be ‘the voice of the Earth,’” she says. Green is available online (see barbarabentree.com) and locally at Whole Foods and The Candyman.—Samantha Schwirck music

Barbara Bentree

down the garden path The Museum Hill Trail is now welcoming spring walkers and bicyclists. The nearly half-mile-long concrete path, officially opened in January, runs along the Arroyo de los Pinos between Old Pecos Trail and Camino Corrales. Eventually, it will extend to the museums complex. The trail was built on land being prepared for the 12-acre Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, which will feature four integrated gardens when all planting is complete. For a tour of the site or to volunteer with the Botanical Garden, call 505-471-9103 or visit santafebotanicalgarden.org.—SS g r e at o u t d o o r s

writing on the walls art Albuquerque’s Petroglyph National Monument— and threats to its preservation—inspired Native artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith to create the paintings now on display in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum exhibit Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Landscapes of an American Modernist (through April 29). On April 16, museum and monument experts lead a tour of both the exhibit and the landscape that inspired Smith, discussing petroglyph protection issues that are as relevant today as they were when Smith created her pieces more than 20 years ago. Walks in the American West: Petroglyph National Monument ($90 per person, reservations required, 505-9461039) is part of the O’Keeffe Museum’s award-winning educational outreach program, which runs from January through May and includes painting classes, book discussions, lunchtime lectures, kids’ activities, and more. For information, visit okmuseum.org.—SS



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the buzz around town

An Afternoon with Award-Winning Author

Teddy Wayne

Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Worrell Lecture Great Hall, Peterson Student Center St. John’s College Teddy Wayne, author of the critically acclaimed debut novel Kapitoil, is the winner of the 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award and a finalist for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2011 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Kapitoil was named a Best Book of the Year by The Huffington Post, Booklist, the Kansas City Star, and Largehearted Boy. St. John’s College is honored to welcome one of the country’s most refreshing new writers to Santa Fe. This lecture is part of The Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture Series on Literature 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca| Santa Fe| New Mexico 87505 | 505-984-6000 | www.stjohnscollege.edu

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c o o k i n g James Campbell Caruso, chef and owner of Santa Fe’s nationally acclaimed La Boca restaurant, is adding another bullet point to his already impressive résumé. Caruso’s newest cookbook, España: Exploring the Flavors of Spain (Gibbs Smith, $40), hits shelves May 1, giving La Boca fans an opportunity to share the chef’s inventive take on traditional Spanish food and bring a little piece of La Boca home with them. “When you come to La Boca, it’s a travel experience,” says Caruso, a five-time James Beard Award nominee. “It’s like going to a European wine bar. The cookbook is an extension of that—a chance to share that passion for Spanish food.” España includes recipes for La Boca’s renowned tapas—like Espárragos con Salmón (asparagus with smoked salmon and goat cheese) and Cantimpalitos (grilled mini chorizos with potato puree)—as well as salads, soups, main dishes, and desserts. A fun-to-read beginning section helpfully explains some of the more exotic-sounding Spanish ingredients, and Caruso’s clear directions and casual tone make even the most elaborate recipes seem within delicious reach. Look for España at local bookstores, online, and at La Boca.—SS

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t he well-heeled s hoppe r ’s g uide to buying bo ot s in sa nt a fe by eve tolpa photo graph y by g abri ella Ma r k s

Lucchese Boot Company


Roy M. Flynn, owner of Boots & Boogie

Cowboy boots. they’ve got funCtion and fashion, history and heritage. they vary in height, heel, and toe-box shape. their leather, which can be dyed any color imaginable, ranges from the basic (goat, pigskin) to the exotic (alligator and rattlesnake) to the far-out (giraffe! hippo!). then there are the decorative aspects: inlay, overlay, hand-painting, hand-tooling, filigree tooling, stitching, embroidery . . . and the list goes on. before engaging in the mix-and-match bonanza that is boot shopping, it’s worth considering context. this is, after all, an investment that could last from 20 to 30 years. will you wear your boots while mucking stalls? strutting at the buckaroo ball? Crunching numbers at a bank? Ann thomas, who manages Lucchese Boot Company’s santa fe store (the other one is in san Antonio), says that a big part of her job is helping new clients “incorporate a boot into a suit-and-tie world.” “we have a lot of east Coast clientele,” she says. “i keep them in neutral leathers: blacks, browns, cognacs.” At the funkier end of the spectrum are Back at the Ranch’s wild west handmade couture boots, which show up on brides, in music videos, and in the pages of Town & Country. seven years ago, store owner wendy henry purchased a boot factory in el Paso so she could have more design input and faster turnaround time on orders. now, in just four to six weeks clients can slip into boots that incorporate their own design elements, from brands to logos and even portraits of their pets. fit is all-important, and shoe size should serve as a rough guide rather than a true north. Different boot makers size differently, and comfort always trumps numbers. Mindy Adler of Desert Son of Santa Fe says the first thing she asks clients is if they have any problems with fit. the majority of issues can be solved by customization, but regardless of whether a boot is new, used, or custom, the criteria for accommodating the foot’s 28 bones remain the same. when a boot fits right, says Adler, the foot’s arch lines up with the arch of the boot, and there is “movement up and down in the heel—the foot is not pushed to the back of the heel; the toes move freely.” Most vendors agree that a boot should fit well from the get-go. “if they

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pinch or hurt anywhere, you’ve probably got trouble,” says Roy M. Flynn, custom designer and owner of Boots & Boogie, which sells between 35 and 50 pairs of boots a month. And don’t expect a boot’s fit to change significantly over time. “If it has never been comfortable, odds are it will never become comfortable,” he says. Flynn guarantees fit 100 percent, as will many higher-end shops. Not surprisingly, comfort is also the key when you’re fitting a used boot. So says Kowboyz owner Suzy Grais, who moved her shop to Santa Fe’s Railyard area from Los Angeles four years ago. Kowboyz stocks roughly 5,000 pairs, of which about 10 percent are new (usually factory-made) and 90 percent are used (including handmade vintage). “They’ll fit the same way as a new boot, but softer,” Grais says. “You can walk out of here and start dancing the two-step.”

Back at the Ranch

Desert Son of Santa Fe

Back at the Ranch

Santa Fe boot shops, pictured here and on the opposite page, provide endless options, whether you’re an experienced cowboy boot collector or a novice searching for your very first pair. Choose boots that are new, used, or customordered—in a material, design, and color that suits you—and make sure they fit correctly, right from the start.

Back at the Ranch 209 E Marcy backattheranch.com Boots & Boogie 102 E Water santafebootsandboogie.com Desert Son of Santa Fe 725 Canyon desertsonofsantafe.com Double Take 321 S Guadalupe santafedoubletake.com Kowboyz 345 W Manhattan kowboyz.com Lucchese Boot Company 57 Old Santa Fe Trail lucchese.com Santa Fe Boot Co. 60 E San Francisco santafebootco.com


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shamanic journey t he un ex pe ct e d t rip to re t rie ve my s oul by Zé li e pollon

I’ve had some IntImIdatIng experIences in my journalistic career, but there was something different about being asked to take, and then write about, a shamanic journey. Unlike other assignments where I sometimes faced physical danger, this one was more personal, and could possibly evoke my intimate demons. Was I ready? What if I was overwhelmed by those demons (and, admit it, we all have them), or unable to escape some trance-like state? or worse, what if it had no effect at all? admittedly, I didn’t know much about shamanic journeys, but I had been looking for a shift or a kind of heart-opening in my life. a shamanic journey sounded like a great opportunity. I called a recommended shaman, Luisa Kolker—―a selfdescribed shamanic healer, psychotherapist, and spiritual mentor who has a master’s in counseling psychology and is a member of the society for shamanic practitioners—―and set up an appointment. she was calm and easy over the phone, advising me not to feel nervous. “go with the excitement you first mentioned. the goal of this work is to bring more sweetness into your life, so allow yourself to look forward to this.” I liked her already. Working out of her home office in eldorado, Kolker surrounds herself with various deities and spiritual fetishes. she seats me on a comfortable couch, slips off her shoes, and asks me to describe any specific desires I have for the session. I tell her about my heart, and its defensive covering. she nods, she takes notes, she smiles. It’s hard not to feel comfortable around her. Kolker says she is a soul interpreter, “like at the Un,” who works through spirit helpers—― p ower animals, angelic guides, and teachers―—who give her information about any spiritual illnesses or struggles of the person before her. she attributes a lot of people’s depression to soul-loss and spiritual imbalance, and uses her drums, chants, rattles, spirit guides, and her own intuition to help bring a person’s fragmented life-force back to wholeness. most of us have experienced some kind of trauma, Kolker says. I happen to have trauma from covering war and survivors of torture. though I’ve done a lot of personal work, I’m clearly still stained by the pain and heaviness of conflict. even if I hadn’t wanted to talk about this, Kolker picked up on the

energy right away. In fact, during our session, as I lay horizontal, hoping a near sleep-state would calm my monkey-mind and keep me present, she took me back to Iraq, to a time of great joy and satisfaction. It was there that I met a community of people, which she called my “soul pod,” and it was there that I apparently returned for comfort at a time of emotional trauma, and left a part of my soul. my session would be about soul retrieval, she explained, a common occurrence whereby a soul-loss occurs due to emotional trauma, and one has to go back and get it, then reintegrate, in order to feel whole again. part of my soul-loss was being triggered by the recent loss of a dear friend who died while photographing in Libya. It wasn’t just the loss of one of my “soul pod,” but also the fear that other friends would soon follow. the anxiety over this potential loss was spilling into my personal life, and even impacting my son, the spirits were telling her. In fact, these unconscious visions of war and trauma in my mind were so intense, Kolker described them as a thick, oily, black slab above me, an entity unto itself that filled the room. totally horrified at this revelation (could everyone see this??!!), I pleaded that she get rid of it. through visualizations, chants, drumming, and sage smudges, I could actually feel the slab dissipating. and while I always question the psychosomatic aspect of these experiences, I did start to feel lighter, clearer, and more grounded. Ultimately, wasn’t that the point? as my soul was journeying home, it apparently wanted me to know that by reintegrating I had to see my past experiences as gifts that give me strength and not some “peak moment” whose passing should be mourned. It turns out my deceased friend also had a message to convey: that his war on the psychic battlefield wasn’t my fight, and that I needed to continue my own witnessing work with an open heart. to me, it meant I had to let him go. Kolker mentioned that my friend hadn’t yet left this plane because his work wasn’t finished, but I could call in a few months to see if he had been released. my cynical mind briefly suspected a ply for more business. my heart eagerly awaits the next session. Information for Luisa Kolker can be found at luisakolker.com. Sessions can be conducted in person, over the phone, or by Skype.

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Douglas Magnus and Dana Waldon live their creative dreams By Amy Hegarty Photographs by Gabriella Marks Styling by Cynthia Whitney-Ward



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aving made their way to Santa Fe via different coasts and during different decades, jewelry-maker Douglas Magnus and photographer Dana Waldon have carved out careers and lives for themselves—together and separately—that speak to all the wonders the City Different has to offer. A native of California, Magnus arrived here in the 1960s as a 21-year-old freshly discharged from the Army in El Paso. A photographer at the time, he was encouraged by friends who said he “needed to go to Santa Fe, and they were so right,” Magnus recalls. “I got here and it was like, Bingo!” After enjoying a successful photography career for a number of years, “the bottom eventually fell out,” Magnus says, and he found himself in the business of trading jewelry. (“Wheeling and dealing, flea-market style,” he notes.) It was during that time that he had what he calls a true epiphany: “I realized that I could make my own stuff, even though I had no background whatsoever and absolutely no money. I created some tools and did some rudimentary experimentation. My first pieces were actually in copper.” Early in his jewelry-making career, Magnus created Indian-style pieces and used turquoise from mines in Cerrillos that a friend had told him about. Years later, in the mid-1980s, the owners of those mines asked Magnus to purchase them—which he did, despite the fact that, by that time, he was no longer heavily involved with turquoise (the gem does feature in many of his current pieces, however). “I’d moved into the Western category and developed a line of buckles, which formed the basis of my current business,” Magnus says. “But those mines are truly ancient and have a phenomenal heritage. They were used by the Mayans, Aztecs, and

Jewelry-maker Douglas Magnus (below, far right) bought the late-19th-century adobe he shares with photographer Dana Waldon (below, left) in 1995, and, during a two-year renovation project, worked to keep it as authentic as possible. Since arriving in Santa Fe in 2004, Waldon has decorated the home with “only things that I love,” she says, “be it European, New Mexican, or Mexican. I find that if you only buy what you love, it somehow all goes together.” Among Waldon’s favorite “things” in the house, she notes, are her dogs Scout (below, far left) and Guapo (below, right) and cat Lettuce (not pictured).

Waldon, a former model, recently designed a line of handbags with partner Kat Schilke called The Santa Fe Scout Collection, available by appointment and at the Santa Fe Flea. Another of her loves is cowboy boots. “I’ve been wearing them since I was a teenager,” she says. “I don’t own one pair of high heels.” Waldon and Magnus’s home also brims with the couple’s art—her photographs and his buckles and jewelry.


“It’s hard to imagine where I would have wound up or what my fate would have been if I hadn’t come here,” says Magnus. “Santa Fe has been good to me.”

Magnus and Waldon’s roughly 2,000-square-foot home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two courtyards, and a casita. Also onsite: a separate building where Magnus makes his jewelry. Recent collections from Douglas Magnus Studios include Santa Fe 400 (in honor of the city’s 400th birthday), Plus Ultra (which was inspired by Spanish coinage, with Plus Ultra, meaning “further beyond,” being the motto of Spain), and Primal Diamonds, which features medallions and amulets.

Anasazi, so the stuff that was there was really rare and special. I felt I had no choice but to buy the mines. It was a little overwhelming, but I couldn’t pass it up.” In 1995, about a decade after he purchased the mines, Magnus bought the late-19th-century adobe house he shares with Waldon—a house that was originally built for the Guadalupe Cemetery’s grave keeper. Commercially zoned and in need of major renovations (which Magnus and an employee undertook for two years), the intention, initially, was to rent out the space. “As I kept going with the remodeling, the house retained a residential feel because I so respected the original structure—I wanted to make it as authentic as possible,” Magnus notes. “When it was all said and done, the house was so beautiful I decided I would go ahead and move in.” Since then, the decorating of the home, he says, “has been wonderfully done by Dana.” A striking, six-foot-tall former model, Waldon moved to Santa Fe with her april/may 2012

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son Dylan in 2004 from Asheville, North Carolina, because, she says, “I had fallen in love with Doug. I was utterly love struck by him and by Santa Fe.” While working for many years in New York City and in Europe, the Georgia native found herself more interested in what was happening on the other side of the camera. “I was fascinated by the various approaches and techniques being used by the different photographers I was working with,” she says. “Also, I was initially very shy, so when my dad gave me his old Nikkormat, I found it easier to connect with the people and the world around me by looking at it through the lens.” Waldon’s work as a staff photographer for THE Magazine, as well as jobs for other publications around the country, has led to a portfolio that includes images of Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, N. Scott Momaday, and Peter Fonda. “Although my assignments vary from editorial to landscapes to architecture, my favorite ones involve photographing people, especially children,” Waldon says. Her shoots for the national magazine Where Women Create have her frequently on the go, “taking pictures of all sorts of creative women in their studios and archiving their work,” she says. Another project she cherishes involves photographing foster children for the Heart Gallery organization. The traveling aspect of Waldon’s career is beneficial on both a professional and personal level. “I get restless and like to leave now and then,” she says, “but Santa Fe is my home and I truly love it here. When I come back I appreciate where I live all the more.” Another perk of hitting the road is that she’s always picking up items for her home. “I went about furnishing the house very carefully, as it was Doug’s house when I first came here,” she says. “While it was difficult just getting him to consider me changing an electrical switch plate, I’ve worn him down over time. Hopefully,” she says, “I’ve made the house a home.” 30


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“I like to capture and document moments,” says Waldon about being a photographer. “I find it exciting. Life is short. Life is fast. Gotta get it while you can.”

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Tim Wiford truth, love, and the White House


Santa Fe gallery owner Tim Wiford is running for president. That’s right, president of the United States. “I’ve always seen the world in terms of systems,” says the self-described policy wonk, speaking from the westside home he shares with his wife and two young daughters. And ultimately, he reasons, the president’s job is “to orient our systems so they are reflecting the ideals of our country.” Wiford, 46, who studied economic relations at the College of William and Mary, vows to do just that, running as an Independent candidate on a platform that brings concepts like love, equal justice, and freedom to the fore and assures health care, education, and annual vacations for every American. These are lofty goals, both for the country and for Wiford, a 12-year resident of Santa Fe who opened Canyon Road’s Wiford Gallery in 2002. He’s depending on small donations to fund his ticket to Washington, and his publicity machine is Facebook and Internet driven (learn more at wifordforamerica.org). Still, he insists that he’s in it to win. “The force of the ideas will have to carry the campaign,” he says. “I believe integrity matters, especially in politics.” —Dianna Delling

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How did a Harvard-educated fashionista from the Pacific Northwest end up in the high desert, surrounded by produce and pigs? “It kind of just called me,” says organic farmer and restaurateur Erin Wade, who owns Santa Fe’s downtown salad bistro Vinaigrette. After moving to Santa Fe from Boston in 2003, Wade ditched a career in fashion design to focus on rehabilitating 10 acres of “magical and dilapidated” land in Nambé. “I’d maxed out on big cities,” she says. “I wanted to get my hands in the dirt and do something substantial.” Once Wade started growing things, sharing her bounty with the community was a logical next step. So she opened Vinaigrette in 2008, and today 50 to 70 percent of the food on its menu comes straight from her farm. With a second Vinaigrette location to open in downtown Albuquerque late this summer, Wade has a lot on her plate. “I’m not trying to grow an insidious chain,” she says. “We’re trying to make healthy eating delicious and fun because I really believe there’s not enough of that out there.” —Samantha Schwirck



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James Roybal and McCreery Jordan a space of their own “I had always been told never to open my own gallery, that I’d spend so much time shipping or crating that I wouldn’t do my own work,” says artist James Roybal. Since the Santa Fe native and his wife, artist McCreery Jordan, opened Jordan + Roybal Fine Art at the base of Canyon Road this year—after handing off their work to other galleries for the better part of three decades—he’s found that such concerns were unfounded. In fact, both artists use the space as a second studio, alternating days there. Roybal’s work—bronze sculptures and oil and pastel landscapes—fills the front room, while the back rooms hold Jordan’s paintings and sculptures. For Jordan and Roybal, the gallery is an opportunity to spread their artistic wings and experiment with any medium. For those who visit, it’s a lesson in taking flight.—Zélie Pollon

Hubert Seigmann mountain mentor Hubert Seigmann, Austrian-born head coach of the Santa Fe Ski Team, has a joie de vivre that’s contagious. Which may explain why the team—which now comprises 80 locals, ages 7 to 86, up from 20 members in 2010—is thriving. Seigmann believes in teaching not just technique, but mountain ethics. It’s an approach that evokes his motherland, and though his students win races, his goal is to instill principles and create bonds that last a lifetime. Seigmann finds working with young people particularly rewarding. “The joy is when you see the spark, when you see them go after their dreams,” he says. “The dream is the fuel.”—Steven Horak

Joanne Lefrak SITE’s art ambassador Joanne Lefrak is a busy woman. As SITE Santa Fe’s director of education and outreach, she develops and runs programs that in the past year engaged more than 1,000 young people. When not at SITE, she’s creating her own art: delicate landscapes etched onto plexiglass that are visible only in shadow. Evoking solitude and loneliness, Lefrak’s current pieces feature images of New Mexico’s Trinity Site, while future series include imaginary historic landscapes and pilgrimages embracing spirituality. “My own art practice is informed by the contemporary art at SITE and the curatorial process,” Lefrak says. “I feel so lucky to be doing work I’m passionate about.”—ZP

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San Ildefonso Pueblo’s Corrine Sanchez had just finished college when she started volunteering for Tewa Women United, a nonprofit that encourages Native women dealing with trauma like alcoholism, suicide, and domestic abuse to “find strength and power in the circle and in one another.” Since then, Sanchez has worked for the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center and created her own sexual abuse intervention program, Brave Voices, which TWU began administering in 2006. Now TWU’s executive director, Sanchez was honored as a 2011 Visionary Voice by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She was also chosen by the NoVo Foundation to help launch Move to End Violence, a group that recently journeyed to India to study movement building and the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi. “How do we counter violence with love and caring?” asks Sanchez, noting that the trip “highlighted the need for us as Tewa people to go back and strengthen the values we grew up with.”—Eve Tolpa


Corrine Sanchez uniting Native women

Steve Thomas this old adobe Standing in front of an old Santa Fe adobe, a tool belt around his waist and the Sangre de Cristos rising behind him, Steve Thomas feels at home. It’s not just because the renovation project he’s working on is one he might have featured during his 14 years as host of the home improvement series This Old House or on his other show, Renovation Nation. It’s because the 59-year-old Emmy Award–winner is now working on his own residence, designing every element with a modern sensibility and paring things down to bare essentials. That paring down is due to limited space (1,000 square feet), but it also comes from a larger refining of his values. “You reach a point where it’s not about you anymore,” he says. Thomas’s reflection alludes to another current project of his—serving as a spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity, which builds or rehabilitates affordable housing for people worldwide. “Habitat makes a difference every day, all over the world,” he notes. “Now I can leverage my notoriety and skills in the service of Habitat.”—ZP

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When Mary Bonney moved her family and business (The William & Joseph Gallery) to Santa Fe from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she found her new city familiar in many ways, thanks to its vibrant arts scene and welcoming attitude. But one element was very different. “People are so serious here!” Bonney exclaims. She aims to remedy that, at least for a day, by organizing Make Music Santa Fe, a June 21 celebration based on La Fête de la Musique, a French street-music festival that started in 1982 and is now celebrated in cities around the world. Some specific events are planned (Reggae in the Railyard, for one), but the day of melody-making is an all-access affair— Bonney likens it to the scene in How the Grinch Stole Christmas when all the Whos in Whoville start singing en masse. “If you played the trombone in high school and want to haul it out and play on the street, go for it,” Bonney says. “I want everyone to parade without a license.”—ET


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Nathalie Kent western vogue Nathalie Kent says she wants to be the Hermès of Western style—which means garnering name recognition for exquisite attention to detail and offering the highest-quality Western goods. And while her renown may still lag behind that of the famous French fashion house, the fellow Parisian and former editor of French Vogue certainly transforms Western gear into high art. Her Canyon Road store, Nathalie Home, is a collection of hand-picked favorites that includes saddles, custom-made cowboy boots, Western-themed oil paintings, Navajo blankets, and more. Each of the rooms in Kent’s store is filled with surprises—from exceptional silver jewelry to items from as far away as Belgium, Mexico, and Morocco. Nothing is off limits in Kent’s view; the criterion is simply that items be beautiful and unique. “Everything I choose I would wear or I would put in my own home,” she says. And when she considers quality? “I need to be able to say, ‘Oh, Hermès would buy that.’”—ZP

Allison Buchsbaum-Barnett and Ivan Barnett mutual adornment For Allison Buchsbaum-Barnett and Ivan Barnett, owner and director, respectively, of Santa Fe’s Patina Gallery, fulfillment exists where life partnership and artistic partnership intersect. “Even before we met, we each wanted to have a gallery,” says Allison, who studied metalsmithing and fine arts at Syracuse University. For the past 13 years, the Barnetts have represented world-renowned jewelers and artists who work in materials from wood, clay, fiber, and metal to mixed media. “We collaborate on the artistic process of what we do in the gallery,” says Ivan, a sculptor of 40-odd years. “It’s a very hands-on place.” The couple’s shared passion and devotion to the talent they represent keeps them busy at home and on the road. In February, Allison traveled to Washington State for “Indulge,” a jewelry event hosted by the Bellevue Arts Museum, where she exhibited work by three Patina artists.—ET

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Kevin Box sculpture gardener


To hear Kevin Box explain his enthusiastic vision for the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio is to realize that he’s embarking on the journey of a lifetime. But it’s not just his journey. The artist, whose distinctive paper-inspired bronze works can be seen at Selby Fleetwood Gallery, is laying the foundation for a facility he hopes will serve artists and art admirers for generations to come. Sited 30 minutes south of Santa Fe along Hwy. 14, the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio incorporates a studio and gallery, a residence for Box and his wife Jennifer, and a six-acre sculpture garden. Designed in collaboration with Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and funded through sales of Box’s art, the complex is an impressive realization of architectural ingenuity and sustainability, with an organic design not so much seamlessly integrated into the dramatic landscape of red and yellow sandstone as shaped by it. Beginning in June, when it officially opens, the garden will display sculptures by local, national, and international artists on a rotating basis, and visitors will be welcome by appointment. Box’s future plans include expanding the garden, starting an artist-in-residence program, and developing a nonprofit organization to take over the facility. “From day one, the entire concept of the Garden was to make it work for others,” says Box. “In the process, I am blessed to experience it myself.”—SH



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All My Children star Walt Willey and his wife, Marie, run Crystal Mesa Farm and recently relaunched the Aztec Café. Walt Willey life after Pine Valley While on vacation here two decades ago, actor Walt Willey—who for 24 years starred as Pine Valley District Attorney Jackson Montgomery, the love interest of Erica Kane (played by Susan Lucci) on the soap opera All My Children—got what he calls “Santa Fever,” so he laid down local roots. For most of the time Willey and his wife, Marie, have lived in the City Different, they’ve owned and operated Crystal Mesa Farm, a Turquoise Trail bed-and-breakfast set on roughly 60 acres. Since All My Children ended its 41-year run in September 2011, Willey, who divides his time between Santa Fe and Los Angeles, has been traveling the country with a stand-up comedy show, a cabaret act, and numerous Pine Valley tributes, among other projects. Closer to home, the couple recently bought and relaunched the Aztec Café. The plan is to preserve the downtown hangout’s charm while making a few welcome changes, like adding a juice bar and gluten-free dishes. “It’s going to be the same but different,” Willey says.—Amy Hegarty

At the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, in Abiquiú, the daily routine for 35 Benedictine monks involves more than work, prayer, and silence. The monks sustain their contemplative lifestyle through creative endeavors—brewing beer (Monk’s Ale and Monk’s Wit), running a website-design business, operating two stores in Santa Fe (The Monks’ Corner, the Community Thrift Store), and now, thanks to a deal with Sony Masterworks, recording with a major music label. Blessings, Peace, and Harmony, an album of Gregorian chants recorded at the monastery in 2011, will be released this spring. “We were sure it was spam when Sony first contacted us,” says Christ in the Desert’s Abbot Philip Lawrence. “It wasn’t! Here we are, looking for ways to get income, and they come knocking at the door.” Of course, the monks aren’t waiting idly for their next business opportunity. While they’re talking about a second album, they’re also considering a plan to grow their own hops and to open an on-site pub.—SS


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Glass is not generally considered an experimental medium— working with it requires too much time, money, and machinery. But artist Stacey Neff is out to change all that. In April 2011 she formed the nonprofit, volunteer-run New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop to generate new sustainable applications for recycled glass. As a result of making glass accessible and affordable, Neff says, “We’re really seeing this medium take off.” It’s not just artists, architects, and designers she has coming through her studio; it’s also kids. (“They’re amazing, focused, so together!”) Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., has arranged for their participants to fulfill community service at the studios, and the Workshop has developed a forcredit program for IAIA students. As for her own education, Neff is in the process of earning an MBA from Washington State University to supplement her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She’s also planning community outreach events to help people make a more personal connection between recycling and the products that result from it. “It’s not just some stuff,” she says, “it’s your stuff.”—ET


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Stacey Neff breaking a glass ceiling


Katharine Kagel patron saint of Pasqual’s To survive in the grueling hospitality industry, certain attributes help—an endless supply of energy, for example, not to mention resilience. Katharine Kagel, owner of Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s, has these qualities plus incredible talent and creativity, a combination that’s made her a culinary legend in this city for more than three decades. In March, Kagel’s beloved establishment celebrated its 33rd year, and the award-winning chef, entrepreneur, artist, writer, and gallery owner remains exceedingly enthusiastic; a lesser professional would be exhausted. “I stay inspired by constant role-refreshment, changing up the roles I play in my life,” says Kagel. “I cook, I paint, I write.” What never changes is her commitment to using fresh, seasonal, organic foods whenever possible, at home and at Pasqual’s. “I yearn for food to rejuvenate us,” she says. “Organic and safe foods are important to me.” While fans appreciate her philosophy, it’s the flavors they crave. Among her latest menu additions: the Hippy Dippy Green Drink, a swirl of whole lemons, apple, cilantro, and ginger, served in an iced beer mug. Kagel’s written two acclaimed cookbooks, and now she’s flirting with the idea of a memoir. “My mother always said the book I should be writing is the real story of Café Pasqual’s,” she says.—John Vollertsen


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Denver wunderkind Christopher Owen Nelson first exhibited his work in Santa Fe’s galleries as a self-taught teenager, before going on to study at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and launching a professional career. His genre-defying mixed-media pieces on display in a one-man show at Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden (May 22–June 4, reception May 25, 5–7 pm, 622 Canyon, waxlander.com) use carved, etched, and manipulated acrylic as a background for his brightly hued, glowing, almost surreal landscapes and abstract figures.—Eve Tolpa Christopher Owen Nelson, Depth Perception, acrylic on plexiglass, 36 x 30"

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“the kid” stays in the picture painter Thom Ross embraces Western archetypes by B a r ba ra Ty ne r

Thom Ross isn’T shy about his heroes. in fact, the chaps-wearing, mile-a-minute taleteller doesn’t seem shy about much of anything. Like his paintings, Ross is colorful and brash and no stranger to controversy, but don’t let him fool you: There’s more to his bravado—and to his works—than meets the eye. he’s a good painter, a serious thinker, and is after noble themes, such as transcendence, redemption, and betrayal. in Ross’s view, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, and the like are more than criminals: they’re archetypes—cultural characters repeating and resonating throughout history. Characters that pack serious mythological punch. Ross probes history’s dark side for iconic villains with huge stories, creating stylized, highdrama and high-contrast portraits accessorized with specific, historic accoutrements. space is flattened and figures are abstracted in bold strokes against monochromatic backgrounds. still, these bad boys carry a sense of humor via Ross’s playful color use. Primary and primal, color is his way of redefining his miscreants against a black-and-white history of “wanted” posters and microfiched police blotters. This is a testosterone-fueled world of gun-fighters, warriors, boxers, and thieves. in addition to works on canvas, Ross creates freestanding, oversized, painted wood cutouts, animated by vibrant color and deft handling of scale. installed in the landscape, these pieces become grand theater. Like a child arranging toy soldiers in intricate battle positions, Ross poses his cutouts to recreate iconic moments in history, his way.

he hasn’t always been so rough and tumble. Growing up in sausalito, California, where houseboats outnumber chuck wagons, Ross was raised on a diet of 1950s TV Westerns. By the time of the Vietnam War, his screen heroes were recast as ignoble, passé. As a young painter at Chico state University, Ross resurrected them as subjects, welcoming debate. This has been his oeuvre ever since, redefining our notions of history, and lionizing—if not canonizing—the sometimes controversial figures of Western history. Ross has been in santa Fe for about a year and a half, and his paintings retain the pale skies of rainy seattle, his home for 19 years. he hasn’t yet worked out the City Different’s impossibly blue sky—and the havoc it might create on his palette. he moved here for the sunsets, the endless horizon, and for his muse, Billy the Kid, whose archetype, according to Ross, is the Greek god Pan, Peter Pan, the young Goat—naughty and inexhaustible youth. “The Kid” may have met his match. Thom Ross is represented in Santa Fe by Due West Gallery, 217 W San Francisco, duewestgallery.com.

Above: Thom Ross, The Harwood House, 48 x 72", oil on canvas. Below: Thom Ross, What Billy Allen Saw, acrylic on canvas, 21 x 58"




portrait of an artist Brad Smith fulfills his destiny


ince moving to Santa Fe in 2000 from Chromo, Colorado (where he was living and painting on a ranch), Brad Smith, a former professional musician who’s recorded with the likes of Stevie Nicks and Sting, has found his true calling. “I have a gallery and studio in Santa Fe because it’s my destiny,” he says. “This is where my life has brought me.” Having built a name for himself in Dallas in the 1980s as a painter of portraits and murals, six years after moving to the City Different Smith opened his eponymous gallery on Canyon Road. The current space, which he relocated to last summer, “is hundreds of years old and was originally a residence but then was later used by the legendary Santa Fe artists Olive Rush and Alice Kagawa Parrott,” he says. The classic adobe has traditional Southwestern features such as vigas, nichos, a kiva fireplace, and brick and wood flooring. Over the decades, Smith’s art has evolved in terms of style and medium. “From classic portraits to the most contemporary nonobjective abstracts—somewhere in the middle is what I do most,” he notes. Although Smith’s vibrant works, which are popular with both national and international collectors, are primarily oils on canvas, he also makes watercolors, pencil sketches, and sculptures. “I usually have several projects going on at once,” he explains. “I paint large pieces in the gallery and work with models in the annex behind the gallery.” When it comes to his schedule, Smith says that, while he doesn’t have set hours, he paints “nearly every day,” taking breaks to work directly with clients or to simply recharge his battery after painting for days or weeks at a time. “Sometimes when I stop, I wonder if I will ever have another creative idea again,” Smith says. “But after a couple of days I can’t wait to start once more. I find that I have 100 more ideas and not enough lifetimes to paint them all.”—Amy Hegarty

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Brad Smith Gallery, 634 Canyon, bradsmithgallery.com


Pamela Frankel Fiedler: Man Up: On Canyon intrigue Gallery, 715 Canyon May 18–June 15, reception May 18, 5–8 pm intrigue co-owner Pamela Frankel Fiedler, who describes herself as “resolute about painting the figure,” unveils a collection of male nudes, both in pastel and in oil on various backgrounds (gold metal leaf, linen, canvas). Fiedler’s use of bold cropping accentuates the straightforwardness of her compositions, which aim to convey “a sensuous rendering of a figure” that is “provocative and devoid of false modesty.”—ET

Joshua Tobey, Barefoot, bronze, 32 x 23 x 23"

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Pamela Frankel Fiedler, Choice, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"

Annual Group Show The Gallery at 822 Canyon road, 822 Canyon gallery822.com, May 11–ongoing, reception May 11, 5–8 pm Gallery 822 celebrates its ninth anniversary with a group show and a reception where visitors can meet 13 of its artists. among the show’s featured works are bronze wildlife sculptures by Joshua Tobey and James Moore, plein-air oil paintings by Carol swinney, Native american portraiture by k. Henderson, figurative bronze by Carol Gold, and horsehair basketry by Jane Chavez.—Mendy Gladden

Milcho Timov and iveta Timova, St. John of Rila egg tempera on wood panel, 12 x 8"

Iconography by Bulgarian Artists russian art Gallery, 216 Galisteo russianart.us.com april 2–30, reception april 6, 5–8 pm since bulgaria adopted Christianity in the 9th century, religious iconography has been used to express the faith and spiritual aspiration of its people. The widely collected work of Milcho Timov and iveta Timova, academically trained artists from one of the country’s oldest settlements, Veliko Tarnovo, utilizes traditional byzantine materials of pine panel, gold leaf, and egg tempera to continue the custom.—ET

Natasha isenhour, Wishing, oil on panel, 8 x 10"

Natasha isenhour: All Creatures Great and Small The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon thewilliamandjosephgallery.com, May 1–31 reception May 4, 5–7 pm Working in oil and pastel, Natasha isenhour draws inspiration from her southwestern surroundings. Color saturates her richly textural portraits of animals and adobe, and this exhibit features the birds, horses, and other creatures for which her work is known. The show benefits the española Valley Humane society, which will receive 10 percent of the proceeds from sales.—MG

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Don Kennell, Two Birds, metal assemblage, dimensions variable

Birdland Eggman & Walrus Art Emporium 131 W San Francisco, eggmanwalrus.com April 6–May 20, reception April 6, 5–7 pm To usher in the spring season, Don Kennell, Cannupa Hanska, Elizabeth Haidle, Leah Gonzales, and William “Wireman” Arnold come together for a show at Eggman & Walrus Art Emporium. The group exhibition, inspired by jazz greats John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Weather Report, explores the relationship between man and the environment and between man and animals through various representations of birds. Works on display include Kennell’s large-scale and colorful metal assemblages; Hanska’s foam, metal, and ceramic sculptures; Haidle’s acrylic paintings and prints; and Wireman’s wire sculptures. A live jazz band performs during the opening reception.—SS

James Jensen, Ephesus, mixed media, 56 x 88"

James Jensen: Rock and Roses Galerie Züger, 120 W San Francisco galeriezuger.com May 25–ongoing, reception May 25, 5–8 pm Warhol meets the Old Masters in classically educated painter James Jensen’s mixed-media work. Employing a palette that ranges from rich reds, deep sepias, and glowing ochers to super-saturated tangerines, chartreuses, and fuschias, the Santa Fe artist incorporates graphic repetition of deconstructed images into his own contemporary abstract style, resulting in luminous pieces that seem to pulse with rhythm and energy.—ET 48


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Madina Croce, Garden Salsa, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

Terra Scapes: Tributes to Mother Earth Canyon Road Contemporary, 403 Canyon, crcainc.com May 11–20, reception May 11, 5–7 pm Three local landscape painters celebrate the restorative power of nature. Impressionist Madina Croce’s flowers depict the cycle of life at its glorious apex; Alice Webb braves the elements to record the vibrant, high-contrast hues of the high desert; and Cyndia Harlan’s misty arboreal scenes intend to capture the “magic and peace one finds in a very special time and place.”—ET

Tom Perkinson, Golden Eagle Over Red Mesa, watercolor/mixed media, 28 x 38" Tom Perkinson, Golden Eagle Over Red Mesa, watercolor/mixed media, 28 x 38"

Jerry Jordan + Tom Perkinson Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace, manitougalleries.com May 4–18, reception May 4, 5–7:30 pm Taos painter Jerry Jordan’s delicately detailed pueblo scenes and landscapes evoke the history and spirit of his home, and are reminiscent—in both style and substance—of the Taos Society of Artists painters. Through watercolor and pastel, Tom Perkinson brings forward the tranquility of New Mexico’s terrain while offering viewers a chance to share what he calls the “moment suspended outside of time that I experienced while painting.”—ET



Jennifer J. L. Jones, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com May 25–June 10, reception May 25, 5–7 pm Inspired by the natural world, Jennifer J. L. Jones’s mixed-media creations— which combine oil and acrylic paints, textured papers, asphalt, wood stain, glue, wax, and metal in lacquered layers—examine beauty, change, and growth. Working through the layers encourages viewers to take the time to discover what a quicker glance would miss—a process the artist encourages us to bring to our daily lives as well.—MG

Jennifer J. L. Jones, Nectar, mixed media on wood panel, 60 x 48"

Karsten Creightney, Banished Revolutionary (Chemart), mixed media on panel, 32 x 48"

Local Exposure Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com April 13–27, reception April 20, 5–7 pm Selby Fleetwood showcases the work of three local artists with the intention of giving them, per the name of this exhibition, exposure to local galleries and collectors. Items on display include paintings and mixedmedia prints by Karsten Creightney, an instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts; mixed-media abstractions on canvas and panel by Lori Swartz, a jewelry-maker and metalsmith from Madrid; and painter Donna Eagles, a former garden designer.—AH

Rusty Scruby, Thistle-Eyed, photographic reconstruction, 53 x 32"

Georg Baselitz, Big Night VI, woodcut on watercolor paper, 45 x 27"

Kate Petley + Rusty Scruby Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Road turnercarrollgallery.com April 27–May 13, reception April 27, 5–7 pm This color-intensive exhibit explores our relationship to our environment and the ways in which we perceive it. Kate Petley paints on industrial film and suspends these layers in a pool of acrylic resin mounted on aluminum; the result is abstract and mysterious yet evocative and familiar. Rusty Scruby cuts photographic reproductions into pieces and weaves them together, giving us an insect-eye view, or perhaps a mathematician’s perspective on the world.—MG

Georg Baselitz + James Drake Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 S Guadalupe zanebennettgallery.com, through April 20 A major figure in post-war German art, Georg Baselitz—sculptor, draftsman, painter, and printmaker—is perhaps best known for his energetic upside-down images. Similarly multitalented is the Santa Fe–based James Drake, whose work (video, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation) explores political and social themes and has been featured in the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the permanent collections of more than 30 museums.—ET

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Janet Lippincott, Blue Stones, monotype, 30 x 22"

Janet Lippincott: Twenty Years of Monotypes (1983–2003) Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 225 Canyon, karanruhlen.com May 18–31, reception May 18, 5–7 pm Pioneering New Mexico modernist Janet Lippincott (1918–2007) was an abstract painter, sculptor, and printmaker who took a bold approach to materials. According to Ron Pokrosso, who introduced her to the monotype process, “she preferred heavy, thick inks, which were a challenge to print.” During Lippincott’s prolific career, her work was exhibited internationally and received numerous awards, including the 2002 New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.—ET

Elizabeth Opalenik + Beth Moon Verve Gallery, 219 E Marcy, vervegallery.com April 27–June 2, reception April 27, 5–7 pm gallery talk April 28, 2–4 pm Elizabeth Opalenik is one of the few photographers working with the mordançage technique, which allows her to create sensually surreal images of nature and the human form. Beth Moon also uses alternative printing processes and places myth and Modernism side-by-side in striking views of trees, architecture, distinguished birds, and pensive figures. Both artists present a provocative blend of past and future.—MG



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Patrick Matthews, Light Filtering Through the Trees, oil on canvas, 36 x 18"

Patrick Matthews: Texture Beals & Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon bealsandabbate.com May 22–June 4, reception May 25, 5–8 pm Patrick Matthews’s solo exhibition of impressionistic oil paintings is a dream-like tribute to the beauty of New Mexico’s vast landscape. A former design architect, Matthews displays the complexity of the natural world by emphasizing its strong textures and colors. His traditional focus, aspens, is enhanced in the works on display, which also feature mountains, lakes, and flowers.—Samantha Schwirck

Elizabeth Opalenik, December Moon, Rockridge mordançage, 11 x 8"




Eldorado Studio Tour Sally Hayden Von Conta, Flying with the Ancient Ones, plein-air pastel, 18 x 13" The 2012 Eldorado Studio Tour showcases the work of 106 artists in 69 studios. Artists’ reception May 18, 5–7 pm, Preview Gallery open May 19–20, 9 am–5 pm; both in the exhibit space at La Tienda at Eldorado, Suite A-6, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado. Open studios May 19–20, 10 am–5 pm. Brochures and maps available at the Preview Gallery. For more information and directions, visit eldoradostudiotour.org

Pablo Milan Gallery Pablo Milan, Trail Along the River, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60" Pablo Milan captures the colors of his Southwest heritage in bold but mystical contemporary paintings. Milan is renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, which include loose brushstrokes, washes, splatters, and, at times, heavy texture. 209 Galisteo Street, 505-820-1285, pablomilangallery.com

Pippin Contemporary Aleta Pippin, A Trip Through Time acrylic and copper leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 x 2.5" Pippin Contemporary, located a half block north of the Historic Plaza, features vividly colorful abstract work—paintings, sculpture and glass—a sensory experience of color and mood. Whether you’re searching for a work of art for your residence or your office, Pippin Contemporary will have that perfect piece to enrich your environment. 125 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 114 505-795-7476 pippincontemporary.com

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Laura Wait, Versal No. 1, encaustic on panel, 42 x 24" In Caligraffiti, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary presents Laura Wait’s richly layered works, which hint at the fusion of past and present; the reconciliation of tradition and innovation. These encaustic paintings, with their dense, fresco-like surfaces, exude a sense of history—an awareness of the passage of time. 200-B Canyon, 505-984-2111, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com

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


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

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Just a half-mile long, Canyon Road is home to more than 100 art galleries.


artists and collectors as a creative mecca. And the heart of that mecca is Canyon Road. It’s not hard to see why professional artists from back East began pouring in here in the late 1800s. Nationally renowned painters such as Robert Henri, John Sloan, and Randall Davey quickly solidified Santa Fe’s reputation as an important art colony. From the beginning, the center of that colony was Canyon Road, where, even into the late 1930s, the neighborhood retained much of the rural character it had had for centuries. In 1962, the city changed forever when it legally designated Canyon Road a “residential art and crafts zone.” Over the decades the Santa Fe art world has expanded well beyond its historic roots, but Canyon Road remains essential to one’s art experience in the City Different. And what better way to experience Santa Fe’s art than to walk up or down Canyon Road? During the galleries’ high season, between May and October, the weather is perfect almost every day and the Friday-night openings are star-studded affairs, reminding visitors and locals alike that there’s no place in the world like Canyon Road. cr

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When the U.S. Army set up fort in Santa Fe in the mid-1800s, along with it came architectural influences from the East Coast and Midwest. A new style, known as Territorial, developed; it included such features as Greek Revival window and door trim, window shutters, and brick coping at the tops of walls. Look for these elements at El Zaguán and on other buildings on Canyon Road. The building that now houses Geronimo restaurant, at 724 Canyon Road, started out as an adobe farmhouse built in the mid1700s by a man named Geronimo Lopez. A row of new rooms and a portal facing the street were added to the house in the late 19th century. Note the Territorial details, including window shutters and squared posts, painted white, on the portal. An example of classic Victorian style is the brick building, a former schoolhouse, that now houses Ventana Fine Art, at 400 Canyon Road. When the railroad reached Santa Fe in 1880, bricks and roofing tin were more readily available, and pitched-roof brick construction became popular. The building at 400 Canyon is among the few downtown structures whose brick facade was not stuccoed over in the early 20th century, when the city’s boosters began promoting “Santa Fe style”—which harkened back to a Pueblo and Territorial look. Since the late 1950s, Santa Fe’s Historical Styles Ordinance has ensured the preservation of authentic historic exterior appearances for all structures within the city’s historic district. As a result, Canyon Road galleries and shops are equipped with modern lighting and interiors that beautifully present their art and other offerings, while also retaining the warmth and historic integrity of centuries past. cr canyon road













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the time to relax in almost any one of its restaurants. Because virtually all of them, like the galleries, like the homes, have been preserved and date back in construction to the 1600s, or the 1800s. And it’s not a nostalgic reaction that it elicits—these buildings rich in history and in design—it’s more a romantic emotion. It’s no wonder dining out on Canyon Road can be such a transcendent experience. Art, food, romance. What better way to spend a day, a vacation, a life. cr

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andering up Canyon Road, the backbone of Santa Fe’s famous arts district, you might not realize you’re trekking through an old farming community. But for much of its recorded history, that’s what this area was. When Spanish settlers first arrived here, Canyon Road was an old dirt path leading into the mountains. Walk down Canyon Road and imagine that it’s 1750 or so. On the north side, a river winds through a deep arroyo, the lands running down to it planted in maize (corn) and beans. Some small adobe houses—two-room dwellings, mostly—are clustered here and there above the flood plain. In fields set aside for winter pasture, sheep and goats are grazing. Soon their owners will drive them up the trail into the higher reaches of the canyon for summer pasturing. A quarter-mile or so to the south is the long, large ditch dug in the mid1600s at the direction of the Spanish government. That’s the acequia madre, the mother ditch, which parallels the river and feeds the system of smaller acequias that the Spanish settlers used to assure a consistent and equitably distributed stream of irrigation to their land grants. Larger homes were built along the acequia madre. All summer, Santefesinos who are prudent and thrifty take their little burros into the upper canyon and cut firewood. Los leñadores, the woodcutters, bring the wood back to town in ridiculously high piles on the backs of the patient little beasts and stack it in their own yards. Often they gather enough to sell to their neighbors or other townsmen, leading the burros to—you guessed it—Burro Alley (which still exists, near the Lensic Center for the Performing

Arts) to line up and wait for customers. Now it’s 1846, and the U.S. Army has arrived in Santa Fe to bring Americans, and American trade, into the Plaza. Canyon Road is still a dirt trail through a farming community, but the Army soldiers have discovered the river. Under the direction of their superior officers, they build a sawmill up in the Canyon where the Randall Davey Audubon Center is now. They bring wagonloads of the lumber they are sawing back into the city and up to the foothills northeast of the Plaza where they are building Fort Marcy. In spite of these changes, the farming community of Canyon Road will remain much as it has been for another 100 years. Once the railroad comes, in 1880, the Anglos start arriving, especially the artists. Ironically, Canyon Road as we know it—the street that in a 1980s marketing campaign would be dubbed “the art and soul of Santa Fe”—could be called “the street that tuberculosis built.” For it was Sunmount Sanatorium, established at the turn of the 19th century on property near Sun Mountain (where the Carmelite Monastery now is) that drew so many of the artists who would forever influence the character and canyon road


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architecture of the road. In the time before antibiotics, the dry, clean air of the Southern Rockies was a life-saving beneficence for infected Easterners. One of those artists, Gerald Cassidy, came to Albuquerque in 1890, under sentence of six months to live with TB-complicated pneumonia. He survived and thrived, making friends among the Indians at the pueblos in Northern New Mexico. He married in 1912 and, according to records, in 1915 he became the first artist to buy property on Canyon Road, purchasing a house at 1000 Canyon Road for a studio and home. Formerly a commercial artist, Cassidy decided to make a serious stab at becoming recognized for his fine art, and he succeeded, distinguishing himself for his Southwestern landscapes, portraits of Indians, and depictions of pueblo scenes. He lived until 1934, most of that time in his Canyon Road house. In 1913, Sheldon Parsons arrived at Sunmount, having relapsed from TB. He was a widower and he and his small daughter lived in an apartment near the Plaza before moving into Cassidy’s house on Canyon Road (his hosts were traveling abroad). In 1924, Parsons bought a tract of land at the foot of Upper Canyon Road and built a Spanish Pueblo– style adobe home and studio, where he lived and 24



“Moonlighter”, bronze ed/50 18.5”H x 13”W x 8”D

In the 1920s, Canyon Road began the transition from its agrarian past to “the place where those artists live.” But it was the post-WWII period that pushed Canyon Road into the commercial prominence it enjoys today. painted Northern New Mexico landscapes until his death in 1943. The year 1916 was a stellar year for the incipient art colony, when artist and teacher William Penhallow Henderson and his wife, the poet and editor Alice Corbin Henderson, arrived so Alice could be treated for advanced tuberculosis at Sunmount. While Alice was residing at the sanatorium, William bought a small adobe house at the bottom of the road up to the hospital, called Camino del Monte Sol. By 1924, Alice was well enough to leave the sanatorium and the couple built a larger house on an adjoining tract of land; William then converted the original house into a painting studio. The two became doyens of the Santa Fe art scene, entertaining visiting poohbahs of poetry such as Vachel Lindsay, Robert Frost, and Carl Sandburg, as well as the artists coming in from the East. Henderson began a construction business, The Pueblo Spanish Building Company, which was devoted to recreating what he and others had designated “Santa Fe style.” A big contributor to this style was the architect John Gaw Meem, who had come to Santa Fe in 1920 to recover from TB at

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Bonnie Bishop

Melissa Dominguez

Sam Haozous

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Paula Romero

Annie McGovern

Terry Colby

Larry & Nancy Buechley

Tori Strick

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enchanted treasures

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Peach sapphire and natural color diamond pendant For 20 years, the Karen Melfi Collection has been representing the finest local and national jewelry, wearable art, and contemporary craft artists. Located on Canyon Road, KMC offers a wide selection of high-quality, handcrafted items in all price ranges. 225 Canyon, 505-982-3032, karenmelficollection.com

Shopping on Canyon Road Canyon Road is one of the most gallery-packed streets in the world—but there’s more here to see than just art. Diverse shopping opportunities abound, with goods from jewelry and clothing to fine rugs and other home furnishings on offer at stores as quaint as the nearby galleries. The wide variety of retailers on this historic avenue just adds to its charms. One of the key components to whatever shopping you do on Canyon Road—you’re looking for that perfect engagement ring for your partner, you need a lightweight but beautifully designed dress for the Santa Fe Opera, you’re thinking of getting your parents a kilim for their living room back in Ann Arbor—is atmosphere. The weather’s perfect almost year-round. There’s very little automobile traffic to deal with. There’s the lovely garden at El Zaguán in which you can rest, relax, and literally stop and smell the roses. And the winding alleys and side streets off Canyon Road itself are as unique and funky as the stores themselves. In short, there’s hardly a road in America as easy and inviting—for strolling along, for window shopping, for shopping shopping—as Canyon Road. There are stores for your dog, for your home, for finding something to wear that’s casual yet refined. The typical Canyon Road shopping experience is personal, casual, elegant, and informed. Just the way life is in Santa Fe itself.



Sunmount Sanatorium. Once recovered, Meem settled on the Camino and began devoting himself to designing structures around town in the Santa Fe style. Municipal officials jumped on this bandwagon fairly early on, as did the incoming artists. The indigenous architecture was a major draw, as far as they were concerned, and they went to great lengths to build—or have William Henderson build—houses and studios that echoed the stylistic themes. Henderson’s construction projects included the Wheelwright Museum on Camino Lejo, artist Fremont Ellis’s last home on Canyon Road, and the restoration of historic Sena Plaza just east of the Plaza. In 1919, the fledgling art colony got a boost with the arrival of artists John Sloan and Randall Davey and their wives. Already well-known and established in the art world, their decisions to settle in Santa Fe added needed cachet to the growing colony. Sloan mostly summered in Santa

Fe for the next 30 years, living in a small adobe on Garcia Street (one of the side streets to Canyon Road), while Davey settled here permanently, buying a large tract of land where the old sawmill had been. Davey, his wife, and his son renovated the old building into a home and studio where he painted portraits, landscapes, and horse-racing scenes until his death in 1964. In the 1920s, Canyon Road began the transition from its former agrarian character to “the place where those artists live.� But it was the plump and prosperous post-WWII period that pushed Canyon Road into the commercial prominence it enjoys today. In the early 1960s, the street was finally paved and the artists began opening their studios to show their work. From their success grew the plethora of galleries, studded with high-end restaurants and boutique shops, that are found on Canyon Road today. But the imaginative visitor can still see vestiges of the road that was. cr


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Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art Dominique Boisjoli, A Stream of Passion, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48" Dominique Boisjoli has a wide range of expression, from floral to abstract paintings. Her compositions are accented with thin gestural splashes and drips of paint conveying a great feeling of happiness and freedom.


Siri Hollander, Tranquillo, bronze sculpture Ms. Hollander translates her equine passion into bronze, cement, and steel. 621 Canyon, 505-989-7855, dominiqueboisjoli.com


The William & Joseph Gallery Stephanie Shank, Holding the Dream, acrylic on panel, 4 x 5' The William & Joseph Gallery celebrates 11 years, featuring the finest collection of contemporary paintings, glass, and sculpture. 727 Canyon, 505-982-9404, thewilliamandjosephgallery.com

Lakind Fine Art Lisa Linch, New Growth oil on canvas, 48 x 48" Lakind Fine Art features Lisa Linch, an artist whose virtuoso skills in composition, design, color, and execution give her paintings their broad and enduring appeal. Linch has a unique ability to bring a distillation of collected experiences into a visual unity. Amusingly, if asked, she’ll tell you “I’m still learning.” For Linch it’s always about new growth. 662 Canyon, 505-982-3221 lakindfineart.com

Intrigue Gallery Pamela Frankel Fiedler, Love Fades, Memory Remains, oil on gold metal leaf, 36 x 30" Intrigue on Canyon has created just that, a unique crossroad collaboration where contemporary, figurative, and antique African art intersect. Pamela and Robert Fiedler opened Intrigue Gallery, which features her accomplished paintings and his authentic African art. This merging of divergent art forms is as compelling as it sounds—exotic, powerful, sensual, and, by all means, intriguing. 715B Canyon, 505-820-9265, frankelfiedler.com, gallerytribalart.com




Delgado Street Contemporary Gary Denmark, Wayne’s World, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48" Six years ago, international artist Gary Denmark moved from San Francisco to New Mexico. DSC is exhibiting Denmark’s marvelous new abstract interpretations of New Mexico’s colors and patterns. Visit DSC to experience the very best in contemporary painting, works on paper, and sculpture. 238 Delgado, 505-982-6487, delgadostreetcontemporary.com

Teresa Neptune Studio/Gallery Teresa Neptune, Vigil’s Store, Chimayó, NM, photograph, 18 x 12" See Teresa Neptune’s acclaimed black-and-white photography of South America, Europe, the Southwest, and wherever the road leads her in one of the town’s most charming, historic adobes, off the beaten path, directly behind Geronimo. Call for hours. Vigil’s Store is one of seven Neptune photographs on display at the New Mexico History Museum in the exhibit Contemplative Landscape, through December 2012. 728 Canyon, 505-982-0016 teresaneptune.com

Alexandra Stevens Gallery Katrina Howarth, Red Chair, oil on canvas, 18 x 24" “I love contrasting colors and making them dance around with one another,” says Katrina Howarth. “The oil pigments are like having a conversation in which I melt into the painting itself. Once I complete a painting, I set it aside and then continue the dialogue until I feel I have said enough.” 820 Canyon, 505-988-1311, alexandrastevens.com

Beals & Abbate Fine Art

Fred Calleri, The Sheriff Gets a Freebie, framed oil on canvas, 41 x 29" “Fred Calleri’s works take you to another time and place. His figures are full of character, and the background gives you insight into just exactly where his characters came from.” —Bobby Beals, owner of Beals & Abbate Fine Art. Fred Calleri 2012 Show, reception May 11, 5–8 pm. 713 Canyon, 505-438-8881, bealsandabbate.com

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GVG Contemporary Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Geometric Universe, oil on wood on canvas, 44 x 48" Gallery co-owner Blair VaughnGruler continues to explore the geometric universe in a plethora of new small pieces and a few larger ones. To see more, please visit our newly redesigned website. 202 Canyon, 505-982-1494 gvgcontemporary.com

Mark White Fine Art Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative, kinetic garden to experience bliss. These wind-driven sculptures welcome you through to his gallery. Inside, you will find his exquisitely patinaed, engraved metal canvases and bronzes. We look forward to your visit. 414 Canyon, 505-982-2073 markwhitefineart.com

DR Contemporary David Rothermel, Cashe, acrylic on panel, 32 x 24" Now in its new location, DR Contemporary is the exclusive gallery of artist David Rothermel. His new, contemporary works hold sway to his previous work and still give a sense of place to the classical abstract format. 616½ Canyon, 575-642-4981 drcontemporary.com

Chalk Farm Gallery George Underwood, Miro, oil on linen, 43 x 34" George Underwood’s paintings are held in many private art collections. One of his art collectors, David Bowie, says: “George has, over the years, refined his work to the point where I would put him among the top figurative painters coming out of the UK right now. There’s a sublime isolation surrounding his subjects that really touches the viewer, the figures being both heroic and vulnerable simultaneously.” Opening reception for the solo exhibition Soulful Warriors on May 4, from 5 to 8 pm. 729 Canyon, 505-983-7125 chalkfarmgallery.com 30


New Concept Gallery Kathleen Doyle Cook, New Mexico 2 acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 50 x 40" Kathleen Doyle Cook’s intuitive, abstracted images can be described as sensory landscapes. Her one-woman exhibit will be in June 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 7 pm. New Concept Gallery exhibits contemporary works by Santa Fe painters, sculptors, and photographers. 610 Canyon, 505-795-7570, newconceptgallery.com

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Outdoor Adventure: Canyon Road action extends beyond the gallery walls. Decorative outdoor art—from wind sculptures to well-tended gardens—also dominates the area. At this home, a whimsical wrought-iron gate adorned with sculptural flowers is surrounded by lush greenery, welcoming visitors with charm and beauty.




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Arles 48 x 60 Fresco & Oil on Canvas

Arles 48 x 60 Fresco & Oil on Canvas

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The Present is the Other Shore 70 x 55 Oil on Canvas

The Present is the Other Shore 70 x 55 Oil on Canvas

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enchanted treasures

Packards on the Plaza

The Golden Eye Stackable rings from The Golden Eye Creations by Falk Burger, Ara, and The Golden Eye are combined in intriguing ways. Multitasking bands in high-karat gold, sterling silver, diamonds, and rubies make a regal statement that is also fresh and sexy. 115 Don Gaspar, 505-984-0040, goldeneyesantafe.com

Enhanced bamboo coral beads, spiny oyster and lapis inlay earrings, sterling silver and 14-karat ring Dian Malouf’s distinctive designs in bold concepts and subtle textures. Feel the passion in unique artifacts, iconic style, and gorgeous chunky stones set in sterling silver and 14-karat gold. Always at Packards on the Plaza. 61 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-648-7358 or 505-983-9241 shoppackards.com

Charlotte on the Santa Fe Plaza Tangerine Tango Seductive with an attitude! Fire-enameled fruit slices on sterling silver in tangerine tango—the hot color this year! Experience our interchangeable, one-of-a-kind, patented jewelry collection. 66 E San Francisco 505-660-8614 charlotteshop.com



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Boots & Boogie Santa Fe’s premier gallery of fine handcrafted boots. Elegant while still being comfortable. Owner Roy M. 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 utilizies 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, in the El Centro Mall, one block southwest of La Fonda on the Plaza, 505-983-0777, santafebootsandboogie.com


Kowboyz Santa Fe’s most exciting vintage and used cowboy boot store—plus good ole Western wear for everyone! More than 5,000 pairs of happily used boots for men, women, and kids, in addition to hats, buckles, and lots more! Come by and experience Kowboyz’s hospitality and service, and a selection of boots that cannot be beat! 345 W Manhattan @ Guadalupe Across from the train station 505-984-1256, kowboyz.com

Rippel and Company Reversible rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets by Gloria Sawin. Gorgeous selection of gemstones set in sterling and gold. 111 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-9115, johnrippel.com

Tom Taylor Company Celebrate New Mexico’s centennial year with this sterling silver Zia buckle designed by two of New Mexico’s finest silversmiths, Jean Taylor and James Harris. 108 E San Francisco, in La Fonda on the Plaza, 505-984-2231 tomtaylorbuckles.com

Homefrocks Cotton bobbinet layer skirt, silk linen satin lace-up top Elegantly rumpled, romantic, adventurous, yet unabashedly feminine—designer Nancy Traugott’s designs meet at the intersection of art and fashion. The attention to detail is sly and witty, the results are stunning…Produced in small lots by artisanal seamstresses and hand-dyed. 611 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-5800 homefrocks.com

MayaTile Beautiful leaded-crystal-cast glass tile made by local glass artist Bethany Antolewicz. Each tile is individually cast, creating a unique piece of art. Use as accent tiles or install as small windows in your home. Look for us at the Eldorado Studio Tour! 505-577-8455, mayatile.com

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Water trickling through a series of stepped, rock-lined pools adds a new dimension of tranquility to this Santa Fe backyard. Designed and installed by EcoScapes Landscaping, the pools are replenished with captured rainwater, making them a smart choice here in New Mexico. On the next few pages, local landscapers share other ideas for enhancing outdoor spaces with attractive and easy-to-maintain water features.



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PeerLeSS CANyoN roAd CoMPouNd 1243 Canyon road • Astonishing, peerless Eastside Canyon Road compound • A refurbished blend of Santa Fe style and European elegance • 4-bedroom main residence, 3-bedroom guest wing • 6 br, 7 ba, 8700 sq.ft., 1.772 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201105058 $5,000,000

tHe Pottery HouSe • originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright • Perched above the Historic Santa Fe Plaza • The only adobe in existence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright • 4 br, 4 br, 7.2 acres, 2-car garage, detached caretakers SantaFeProperties.com/201105413 $4,750,000

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217 CAMiNo deL Norte • John Gaw Meem gated estate near the Governor’s Mansion • Built in 1948 with additions by Woods Architect Builders • Main house, guest house and caretakers’ house • 7 br, 12 ba, 8500 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 5.4 acres SantaFeProperties.com/904226

254 A&B TAno RoAd • one-of-a-kind secluded Buzz Bainbridge double adobe • Mature manicured landscaping, portals, swimming pool • detached guest house; Sangre & Jemez views • 5 br, 5 ba, 6564 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 35 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201200262



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960 oLd SANtA Fe • A classic and gracious home and detached guest casita • Located across from Amelia White Park in the museum district • Generously scaled floor plan provides a canvas for collections • 4 br, 6 ba, 6800 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.56 acre SantaFeProperties.com/201105053

7 StorMvieW LANe • Elegant Santa Fe Villa inspired by the charm of Provence • Gorgeous views of mountains and fairway • Vast portal with outdoor living room and dining rooms • 3 or 4 br, 4 ba, 5100 sq. ft., 3-car garage SantaFeProperties.com/201003337



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3101 OLd PecOS TrAiL #624 • Free-standing home on cul-de-sac overlooking the golf course • Gracious entry hall, living room with fireplace, cook’s kitchen • Main level master suite; den/office overlooking front courtyard • 3 br, 4 ba, 3340 sq.ft., 2-car garage SantaFeProperties.com/201105008

159 TANO rOAd • Elegantly remodeled custom crafted adobe home • Beautiful setting on a ridgetop just north of Santa Fe • Spectacular, panoramic views of the Sangres • 4 br, 5 ba, 5009 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.89 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201105748



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facebook.com/SantaFeLuxuryHomes 1000 Paseo de Peralta 320 Paseo de Peralta 216 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.982.4466 831 ViSTA cANAdA LANe • Enjoy a 1,000 square miles of New Mexico and Santa Fe • Classic Santa Fe Style hilltop home, gated, paved and close in • Extraordinary portals and decking for outdoor entertaining • 5 br, 5 ba, 4068 sq. ft., 2-car garage, 0.502 acre SantaFeProperties.com/201200423 $1,295,000

David Woodard 505.920.2000

215 cAMiNO eNcANTAdO • On a two-acre lot with 100 mile views to the south and west • Extensively remodeled by the owners, 2 miles from Downtown • Refinished oak floors, new carpeting, interior courtyard • 3 br, 2 ba, 3600 sq.ft., 2-car garage SantaFeProperties.com/201200650 $1,150,000 Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070

Home of renowneD singer Vic Damone!

a liVable sculpture. tHis Home Has it all!

49 HONeySuckLe • Exceptional Sangre views, outdoor spaces, fountains, portals • Generous living and dining area, plus six fireplaces • Gourmet kitchen with spacious island and Viking appliances • 3 br, 3.5 ba, 4144 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 1.56 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201104892

7468 OLd SANTA Fe TrAiL #A • Surrounded by the privacy of trees and mountain views • Bruce LaFountain former studio, now an exceptional home • Spanish cathedral doors, soaring great room, gourmet kitchen • 3 br, 3 ba, 3786 sq. ft., 1.65 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201105712



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The Remodelers Showcase & Expo Come to the Shellaberger Tennis Center at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design and get great ideas for your new home or remodel project.

April 28 & 29, 2012 ADMISSION FREE Talk to builders, trades, and suppliers of products including green products for your home. You can also review the portfolios of remodelers and designers who have submitted their projects in the Showcase and find out who was recognized for Excellence in Remodeling. The official magazine will be available for free at the Expo and sponsor locations.

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Charles mann; kate russell photography; tunia hyland; Catherine Clemens


go with the flow add a soothing water feature to your landscape by Sa ma nt ha Schwirck

AS Spring ApproAcheS and you begin to search for creative ways to personalize your outdoor space, consider adding a water feature—a decorative structure that holds or circulates water, such as a fountain or a pond. it can be as small or large as your space and budget allow, and you can select a style that blends perfectly with the natural landscape or stands out like a polished work of art. Water features are popular because they create “a soothing oasis in the desert,” says Kendall Mccumber, who owns Mccumber Fine gardens in Santa Fe. people are innately drawn to water and calmed by its sight and sound, especially in areas like northern new Mexico, where its presence is rare. “Just the sound of trickling water can make a hot courtyard feel cooler and relax the tension caused by heat and wind,” says catherine clemens, whose company clemens & Associates specializes in landscape architecture, contracting, and fine stonework. Adding a water feature to your yard can also create a microclimate that encourages plant growth and welcomes

Above: Rainwater fills a quiet backyard stream, designed and installed by McCumber Fine Gardens. Below: Designed and installed by EcoScapes Landscaping, a pond and its rock surroundings blend easily with the home’s natural setting. Inset: A stone fountain, built by Range West stone artist Joshua Gannon and installed by Santa Fe Permaculture, adds graphic interest to a garden in bloom.

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“Water features add an element of creativity that can’t be achieved with just plants,” says Kendall McCumber. wildlife, such as birds and fish. A small stream can support perennials, ground covers, and succulents, while a fountain can provide a place for birds to bathe. In an art-savvy community like ours, the popularity of water features is not surprising.

Above: A La Tierra backyard by EcoScapes Landscaping incorporates a recirculating granite fountain from Stone Forest. Right: Clemens & Associates designed and built this soothing patio wall-fountain using local moss rock.



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Creative Landscaping






Charles mann; kate russell photography; tunia hyland; Catherine Clemens

“They add an element of creativity that can’t be achieved with just plants—they are generally a form of permanent outdoor art, created by landscapers that are both masons and artists,” says McCumber. To address environmental concerns, landscapers and designers can create a fountain or pond that circulates roof runoff or water harvested in rain barrels. “Many fountains and ponds are replenished with captured rainwater, so essentially no potable water is used to run them,” says Michael Nelson, owner of EcoScapes Landscaping. Solar panels can also be used to power water pumps, and, as McCumber points out, a recirculating, solar-powered water fountain will likely use less energy and water than a conventionally lit garden of similar size. Of course, smart homeowners will turn off water flow when they are not enjoying their fountains or ponds and cover any exposed backyard water with a tarp or custom cover to avoid excessive evaporation, especially during hot, dry Santa Fe summers.

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pillow talk by Sa ma nt h a Sch w i rck

Throw pillows can change the look of a room in an instant, adding both comfort and flair to sofas, beds, and chairs. For a touch of Southwest flavor, try one or several of these fluffy, statement-making pillows, available at local retailers. (1) Zapotec villagers in Mexico help create these pillows, which incorporate authentic Navajo and Pueblo design elements, using wool that is spun, dyed, and woven by hand. $99–$200, Starr Interiors, Taos, starr-interiors.com. (2) A vintage Navajo saddle blanket pillow (ca. 1940), hand-woven in wool, is simple and authentic. Other one-of-a-kind vintage designs are also available. Shiprock Santa Fe, $325, shiprocksantafe.com.

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(3) Tibetan lamb’s wool was used to make this shaggy, super-soft model. A down insert and a micro-suede back make it all the better to cuddle up with. By Daniel Stuart Studio, $245, available at ACC on the Plaza, acc.com. (4) With a beaded front and printed back, this linen, feather-filled pillow’s chevron design will make any bed or couch a little brighter. By Villa Home, $89–$99, available at Pandora’s, pandorasantafe.com. 4


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MLS #201200223 $995,000 Light and spacious 4 bedroom detached condo overlooking the 8th green at Quail Run. Stunning trompe l’oeil paintings throughout. Warren Thompson, cell 505.577.2744, warrenthompson@mac.com


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A R T See works by Native artists the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture considers to be among the best and brightest at the eighth annual Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, May 26 and 27 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W Marcy). Museum-quality pottery, jewelry, textiles, baskets, and other creations will be exhibited and available for purchase, with each artist donating a portion of sales to help fund the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. 10 am–4 pm Saturday and Sunday, $10, nativetreasures.org.

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Murray Gell-Mann

great minds, great films S C I E N C E Nobel Prize–winning physicist and Santa Fe Institute co-founder Murray Gell-Mann has spoken on countless topics. But Bill Murray movies? This may be a (delightful) first. At a May 17 screening of Groundhog Day at the Center for Contemporary Arts (1050 Old Pecos Trail), GellMann discusses what the film can teach us about the essence of scientific practice. It’s part of the Science on Screen series at the CCA, which pairs Santa Fe Institute scientists with classic films that relate to elements of their research. In the April 26 “Future Cities” presentation, SFI’s Geoffrey West discusses how clips from films like Metropolis and King Kong relate to his studies of the structure and dynamics of cities. Tickets: $9.50, 7 pm, 505-982-1338, santafe.edu or ccasantafe.org

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300 Years of Romance, Intrigue & History. Your stay becomes extraordinary at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza. Originally the hacienda of the influential Ortiz Family who settled in Santa Fe in 1694, we offer luxury guestrooms, private casitas and thoughtful touches for the leisure and business traveler alike. For the start of the day, lunch, or a lite dinner El Cañon offers fabulous fare morning, noon & night. Just steps from Santa Fe’s Historic Plaza with fine art galleries, museums and shopping—a unique experience in a unique destination.

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C E l E b r a t I o N S Join former Congressman and environmental pioneer Pete McCloskey— co-founder of the original 1970 Earth Day and co-author of the 1973 Endangered Species Act—for the Madrid Earth Day Arts and Crafts Festival, April 22 at Madrid’s Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark. McCloskey is the featured guest speaker on a day that will also include music, art, sustainable building demonstrations, a mural contest for kids, and more. Free admission, $5 parking, 11:30 am–5 pm, madridculturalprojects.info.

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Swiss Precision

Nothing evokes Swiss cuisine better than a croque monsieur, plump with Black Forest ham and topped with creamy béchamel and bubbling Gruyère. Add a fried egg for the feminine version, croque madame—one of the many edible wonders on offer at the new Swiss Bakery Pastries & Bistro in the Guadalupe District. Chef and owner Philippe Muller knows his stuff—he hails from Switzerland (a culinary capital that makes the French nervous), although he’s called Santa Fe home since 1980. With the Swiss Bakery, Muller has transformed what was a dark and shadowy bar into a bright and airy café, creating an atmosphere that’s perfect for enjoying his creations. Whether you order the French onion soup, salade niçoise, crepes, chicken vol-au-vent, or one of the house-made baked goodies, you’ll be transported to Muller’s homeland. At breakfast there is even a nod to our local fare: a green-chile ham-and-Swiss croissant. Yodel-ay-ee-yum! —John Vollertsen Swiss Bakery Pasteries & Bistro, 401 S Guadalupe, 505-988-1111, Monday–Saturday 7 am–4 pm

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sock-it-to-me, zacatecas a Santa fe chef takes a culinary detour


When chef Mark kiffin decided to take a Mexican-flavored detour from the upscale compound restaurant in Santa fe and open a taco stand in albuquerque’s nob hill district, one had to wonder: could the award-winning chef, who spent the last decade dabbling in the land of foie gras and truffles, leave his uptown-cooking attitude at the door and get downtown and funky in the world of salsa and tortillas? The delicious answer, happily, is yes. from top to bottom, the menu at Zacatecas, a taqueria and tequila bar, sports dishes that pop with flavor, sauces that zing on the tongue, and meats that melt in your mouth. Thanks to kiffin’s skilled flavor-play, traditional ingredients—from avocados to tomatillos, from chorizo to pepitas—meet up with the humble corn tortillas to become some of the tastiest food the ’Querque has to offer. Prices will thrill the twenty-somethings who cavort on central avenue, but i suspect the serious dining crowd will appreciate the concession too. Order a few tacos and beer (on tap or by the bucket). Or sample one of the two dozen tequilas on offer—or one of the dozen Mezcals, or something from the tequila-centric cocktail list (my favorite was the pomegranate-infused Granada). The energetic, well-trained staff keeps customers in a fiesta mood (the booze helps too). That’s a big muy bueno!—JV


Zacatecas, 3423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, 505-255-TACO

ThOuGh MOTher naTure May have been gentle on us with mild weather this past winter, the economy was brutal on the hospitality scene, with three major restaurants falling victim. Max’s, amavi, and Balconies on the Plaza all closed their doors, leaving diners perplexed and disappointed. happily, as we go to press, word on the street is that both Balconies and amavi are slated to re-open this spring. fans of Max’s can get a more casual version of the terrific food that was on offer there at Tomme, thanks to the fact that Max’s former sous chef, Brian rood, is at the stoves. Though it’s been open since last fall, casa chimayó, in the space formerly occupied by Los Mayas restaurant, deliciously crossed my gastronomic radar this winter with tasty renditions of both new Mexican and Mexican dishes in cozy surroundings chock-full of historic photographs. new kids on the block include Sup, at the corner of cordova and St. francis, which uses the fast-fresh concept and offers incredible prices; Le Pod, a gorgeous vintage airstream trailer parked opposite The roundhouse that dishes up hearty creative soups and delectable french foods like crepes (both sweet and savory), baguettes, “frog” dogs, decadent gratin dauphinois, and more; and eldorado’s Mi amor chocolat artisan café & chocolate house, designed for chocoholics. This spring i’ll be sipping wine at the Wine Bar in Susan’s fine Wine and Spirits’ fabulous new space (next door to her old one), drinking sake and slurping my dinner at Mu du noodles, pulling jerk chicken in Jambo café’s new expanded dining room, complete with tiki bar, and checking out inn of the anasazi’s hot new chef Juan Bochenski, who hails from argentina but brings with him a world of experience to the downtown upmarket dining scene. With all this activity—expansions, new chefs, chef hopscotching, and fresh food schemes bursting into bloom—it’s proof positive that Santa fe’s substantial culinary talents are perennials.—JV april/may 2012

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113 Washington, 505-988-3030 innoftheanasazi.com 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, earthy flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. Alfresco dining available spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. Special patio menu offered with full bar and wine menus. Private dining also available upon request.

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with family 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. The full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Occasional musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com Recognized by Gourmet magazine’s Guide to America’s Best Restaurants and The New York Times as a destination not to be missed. Chef/ owner Mark Kiffin, the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef of the Southwest,” pairs seasonal contemporary American cuisine with professional service in a timeless, elegant adobe building designed by famed architect Alexander Girard. Extensive wine list, full bar, picturesque garden patios, and a variety of beautiful settings for wedding receptions, social affairs, or corporate events for 12 to 250 guests. Private parking. Seasonal specialty: tuna tartare topped with Osetra caviar and preserved lemon. Lunch Monday–Saturday 12–2 pm; bar nightly 5 pm–close; dinner nightly from 6 pm; full lunch and dinner menus available in the bar.

Galisteo Bistro 227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com Chef-owned and “made by hand,” featuring eclectic, innovative international cuisine 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.

125 paseo del pueblo norte, taos 575-758-2233 adobebar.com Award-winning wines and margaritas complement The Adobe Bar’s Southwestern bistro menu. Free live music every evening, plus the best nachos in Taos! Full entertainment listings available online. Happy Hour Monday–Friday, 4–6 pm.


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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 threecourse lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Prix-fixe three-course late night dining, 9–10:30 pm , $20.12. No restrictions. 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 , half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

227 Don Gaspar, 505-986-5859 indiapalace.com Voted “Best Ethnic Restaurant” in Santa Fe. Located just one block from the Plaza, India Palace specializes in the dynamic, complex cuisine of Northern India using ayurvedic (science of longevity) cooking principles. Homemade cheese, yogurt, ghee, kulfi (pistachio ice cream), and tandoorifired traditional breads complement the extensive menu, which includes chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Entrées may be ordered mild, medium, or hot. No artificial flavors or MSG. Restaurant entrance is located at Don Gaspar and Water Street, inside the parking lot. Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5–10 pm.

The Adobe Bar at the historic Taos Inn


724 Canyon, 505-982-1500 geronimorestaurant.com Señor Geronimo Lopes would be pleased if he knew how famous his 250-year-old hacienda on Canyon Road has become. The landmark adobe is now home to a cutting-edge restaurant—elegant, contemporary—serving the highest-quality, most creative food. Award-winning Executive Chef Eric DiStefano serves up a creative mix of French sauces and techniques with culinary influences of Asia, the Southwest, and his own roots in Italy, blended to bring taste to new levels. Geronimo is New Mexico’s only restaurant with both Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond awards. Dinner seven days a week, beginning at 5:45 pm.

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If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday–Sunday 5–9 pm.

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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.

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531 or 505-984-7962 innatloretto.com Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to impress by offering dining experiences by romantic candlelight in the dining room or alfresco on the tree-house-like patio. Executive Pastry Chef Andrea Clover (two-time Chocolate Fantasy Award winner) and her creative desserts are reason alone to visit. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 World’s Best, Gold List award recipient. Breakfast 7–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5–9 pm. Early evening dinner at Cena Pronto, 5–6:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–2 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, handshaken 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, home-style, 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.

The Ranch House 2571 Cristos Road, 505-424-8900 Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the Southside 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

featured listing The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace 505-428-0690 palacesantafe.com

This historic classic exudes the elegant character of Santa Fe in its interior but surprises with modern Italian and New American Cuisine by Chef Joseph Wrede and a dedicated team of culinary professionals. It’s nice, with a little naughty on the side.

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 Cristos Road near Kohl’s. Open Tuesday–Sunday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Rancho de Chimayó Santa Fe County Road 98, #300 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 century-old 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–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Online store is now open!

Rio Chama 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 Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 900 labels and 28 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of” award from Wine Spectator. It is sure to excite the oenophile in anyone. Rio Chama offers a

mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Open daily 11 am–close.

Santacafé 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 peoplewatching 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.

Terra Restaurant at Encantado Resort 198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 encantadoresort.com Terra, the signature restaurant for Encantado, an Auberge Resort, features majestic views of the surrounding mountains and offers an inventive interpretation of American cuisine. Having achieved Wine Spectator’s coveted “Best of” excellence award, Chef Charles Dale’s modern rustic cuisine exemplifies a passion for simple yet refined menus that maintain a connection to regional influences, which is evident in all of his dishes, such as his signature boneless beef short ribs with poblano-mushroom mac-n-cheese. Terra is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7–11 am; brunch/lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5:30–10 pm.


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Diablo Canyon t ex t a nd photo by Ca r ri e McCa r t h y

Though close to downtown (about 15 miles or a 30-minute drive), rugged Diablo Canyon feels worlds away from the City Different. Wanderlust: The hike through Diablo Canyon to the Rio Grande is peaceful, scenic, and easy, leaving you to your thoughts and imaginings of the people and creatures who lived here in days gone by. Explore with care, though, and be sure to bring extra water: Diablo Canyon is aptly named, as it can be devilishly hot come high noon on a summer’s day. Up and Away: Keep an eye out for rock climbers­—so high up they look more like ants­than people—as they scale the canyon walls. Diablo Canyon is the closest significant climbing area to Santa Fe, with cliffs that tower up to 300 feet. Getting There: You’ll need to pay attention to your odometer while bouncing down the dirt road that leads to Diablo Canyon, but the effort is worth it. From NM-599, exit at Camino La Tierra and drive north toward Calle Nopal/ Las Campanas. Turn right at Camino La Tierra (CR-77S) and head northwest for about 2.3 miles, where the road curves to the left (becoming CR-77N); continue for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Old Buckman Road, which is unpaved. Follow it about 7.4 miles, then turn left on the road that leads to Diablo Canyon, which you’ll see on the left (west). That road ends at a parking area. For More Information: Contact the Bureau of Land Management in Taos, 575-758-8851.



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