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2013 Featured Artist Tammy Garcia
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The People Issue april / may 2013
30 Renaissance Man Dean Stockwell talks with us about acting, his artwork, and his reasons for settling in Northern New Mexico
33 Our People, Our Community
Our love letter to some of the creative, brilliant, and socially conscious citizens of the City Different
18 Publisher’s Note
Award-winning novelist Porochista Khakpour is one of our favorite Santa Feans.
22 City Different Stay warm with locally made mittens, celebrate Shakespeare’s spirit, rejuvenate your mind, and more 24 Santa Favorites Consignment stores show us that used is chic, too
27 Adventure Horseback riding in the City Different
91 Living Santa Fe–style luxury, advice from industry experts, plaster perfect walls, and what’s on the market now 105 Dining Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen + a trio of local bistros 110 Events Happenings around town 112 Day Trip Las Vegas + Fort Union RYANNE GORLAND
43 Art Gino Miles’s retrospective, Blue Rain’s first invitational show + gallery previews
53 Canyon Road magazine A special supplement for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and architecture fans
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen makes an impact with its gluten-free and locally sourced menu.
A visit to Las Vegas and Fort Union makes for a perfect day trip from Santa Fe.
Art Invitationals, Art Retrospectives, and more • Spring Horseback Adventures
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Award-winning Actor + Artist
Living in Style Our People,
ON THE COVER Actor and mixed-media artist Dean Stockwell in his Taos home. Read more about his career in the story that begins on page 30. Photograph by Douglas Merriam.
Just look around you. The varied fabric of Santa Fe’s residents never ceases to impress me with the talent, skills, personalities, creativity, and passion that abounds. In addition, the City Different enjoys a sizable part-time resident pool of individuals, often leaders in their profession, who still make sure Santa Fe is part of their lives through extended and frequent visits. They expand our world vision by bringing their non-Santa Fe experiences for us all to share. The residents we focus on in this issue are each so accomplished, any city would welcome them. They chose Santa Fe. And as with all good friends, we sometimes agree to disagree, but we see the bigger picture and the value they bring to our lives and how they make the community a better place. What I find so remarkable is that none of our featured residents have let Santa Fe’s relatively small size and remote location limit their ability to make an impact far beyond our city limits. In actuality, they have used Santa Fe’s creative environment, conducive weather, stunning outdoor recreation, and peaceful nature to spur on their amazing accomplishments. Somehow, roaming the farmers market, an art gallery, a golf course, a hiking trail, or ancient Native ruins was a source of inspiration for them. Those same sources can help us view our lives and our endeavors with a freshness and a passion that can be the beginning of great things. Consider, if you will, how this environment contributes to their successes. And, more importantly, consider how this environment could bring out the best in you. As I’ve learned time and time again, a simple walk with my dog, looking up at the Sangres in the morning light has delivered answers in my business and in my personal life. May Santa Fe work that magic for you.
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Q: What’s a sure sign that spring has arrived in Santa Fe? “A sure sign of spring is the leaving of the Great Northern Flicker for Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.”—Jeannie Dodson-Edgars, garden designer, High Meadow Gardens “Many dishes at the Anasazi Restaurant feature root vegetables that give off a great earthy quality, so I always look for fresh beets and potatoes, which are in season in April. I make a delicious beet salad with fresh watercress and goat cheese-pepita croquettes, a perfect spring dish.” —Juan Bochenski, executive chef, Anasazi Restaurant
“Spring is an amazing time of year! There are so many wonderful things that happen in the spring . . . where do I begin? With daylight savings, the sun comes up earlier and shines down onto my beautiful gardens. I love the sounds of the bees buzzing around, pollinating the lavender patches, the juniper trees budding, apple and apricot blossoms appearing. A special treat is going to the farmers markets and seeing an abundance of fresh produce, signifying fresh new menus and seasonal flavors.” —Andrew Cooper, executive chef, Terra Restaurant
“I always know that spring is on the way when it’s sunny and warm in the morning and snowing by dinner, but the biggest sign is the strong winds that you can practically see on the horizon.” —Jami Tobey, artist, Gallery 822 “All those colorful winter fabrics, so desperately needed during the cold, dark months, suddenly become too much for me. I rip the fuchsia and red plaid slipcover off the sectional and replace it with a relaxed oatmeal linen cover. Let spring begin!” —Emily Mingenbach-Henry, interior designer, Emily Henry Interiors
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much ado about Shakespeare
warming hands and hearts F A s h i o n On the heels of a very chilly winter, Santa Fe– based and women-operated Twitten has your best interest in mind for next season. The knitwear company employs women’s cooperatives in the Peruvian Andes to handcraft their signature Twitten Mittens. The mittens splice two separate pieces into one knitted garment—ideal protection for hand holders. Twitten also crafts texting mittens, texting gloves, mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, and legwarmers—all for the purposes of keeping you toasty. Twenty percent of Twitten’s profits go to the New Mexico Community Foundation’s Bodhi Fund, which supports New Mexico families of children with cancer. “When children must travel out of state for life-saving treatments, the Bodhi Fund pays for emergency transportation and living expenses to keep the home fires burning—rent, mortgage payments, etc.,” says Connie Kaiserman, one of the forces behind Twitten. “We aim to touch the heart: Warm hands, warm heart.” Visit thetwitten.com for more information.
t h e at e r “Shakespeare is for everyone,” says Jerry Ferraccio, production coordinator at the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society. The society creates and sponsors performances, readings, and educational activities year round—all devoted to preserving the Bard’s spirit and work. “People make the mistake of thinking Shakespeare study and performance is an elitist, rarefied thing. That couldn’t be further from the truth,” according to Ferraccio. “It’s about communal contribution and involvement. Everyone is a volunteer, and any member of the community who wishes to participate in a spirit of cooperation and joy may join.” For Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23), the Society organizes a group of events spanning April 19–21. The celebration includes staged readings, a sonnet-a-thon, and a fundraiser with performances. And in true Shakespearean spirit, the Society presents Twelfth Night on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July and during the first two weeks of August in the bandshell at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. “Children beg their parents to come back, and we receive praise from scholars, filmmakers, composers, and playwrights,” Ferraccio says. Visit sfshakespeare.org or call 505-4906271 for event details.
the art of relaxation s pa s Massage, a long-time Santa Fe staple, soothes your body beautiful. Now you can nurture the inner you with a visit to newly opened A Day at the Mind Spa. Relax and dive deep at this trending service. This haven for the harried offers discussion and meditation —and time spent can leave you feeling mentally lighter. A mind wellness day (offered in half-or full-day sessions) might involve personal counseling, conversation, interactive exercise, or relaxation techniques. The benefits of clarity and calm can improve a relationship or focus your energies toward your goals. If solo reflection is not for you, try a shared experience small-group retreat, or splurge on an allinclusive destination experience with daily, guided meditation, group discussions, and extra time for journaling and private relaxation. Visit adayatthemindspa.com for more information.
en plein air Wise Fool New Mexico (WFNM)—the group that brings Circus Luminous to the Lensic every year—is taking a step outside. On May 3 (8 pm) and May 4 (1 pm and 8 pm), the innovative company presents an outdoor performance dubbed See/Saw, staged alongside kinetic sculpture by artists Christina Sporrong and Christian Ristow. Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the McCune Foundation, and New Mexico Arts, the “physical theater spectacle” raises questions about the environment and the nature of public space. “See/Saw performers beautifully navigate a difficult landscape illustrating resiliency, adaptation, collective creativity, and mutuality,” says Wise Fool cofounder and director of the Peñasco Theatre, Alessandra Ogren. Visit wisefoolnewmexico.org for more information. performances
the art of tradition f e s t i va l Roxanne Swentzell’s bold sculptures, Nocona Burgess’s iconic paintings, and Liz Wallace’s classic jewelry are on display at this year’s Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, May 25–26. The festival benefits the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) and kicks off with a Friday evening opening party with many festival artists present. On Saturday and Sunday (10 am–4 pm), the work of more than 200 Native American artists is exhibited at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. This year’s recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure award is Santa Clara sculptor and potter Tammy Garcia, whose work is represented by Blue Rain Gallery. “I think it is a mark of how far Native Treasures has come in only nine years that Nocona Burgess, Amos Two Bulls, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24" we are able to attract artists of Tammy’s caliber, and Tony Abeyta, who was the MIAC Living Treasure the year before,” says Karen Freeman, cochair of Native Treasures. “That, and the fact that some truly wonderful artists return year after year, giving a portion of their sales to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. The artists see Native Treasures as a way to support the museum and preserve their artistic heritage— for that we are truly grateful.” Visit nativetreasures.org for more information.
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A Nanette Lepore dress and pretty in pink pumps and cardigan at Double Take.
NOT SO LONG AGO, buying your clothes at secondhand stores or consignment shops became not only acceptable, but downright cool. Hard economic realities, no doubt, play a part in why preowned clothes are popular. In the mid-80s, flocks of hipsters started modeling 1940s and 50s cocktail dresses, cigarette pants, lots of plaid, and cat eye or Jackie O sunglasses. Consignment items are often one-of-a-kind finds, half the price of the newer version and already worn in to perfection. Add the chance to make an extra buck by cleaning out last season’s closet, and the lure to visit your friendly consignment store is irresistible. “We were here when consignment wasn’t as cool as it is now,” says Act 2 (505-9838585) owner Annette Sanchez, whose mother first opened the store in 1999. The small store has always had a devoted clientele, many coming specifically for a great selection of designer handbags—“and a bit of girl time,” Sanchez says. “We’re really nice. People come and hang out; it’s like therapy.” Consigners receive 40 percent of the sale of their items, or 50 percent in-store credit, so it’s a big win/win. If relaxed browsing and female bonding aren’t on your shopping list, the sprawling and immensely popular Double Take (505-820-7775) is bound to have something you’re looking for. The enormous store recently added another 2,000 square feet to its mammoth 23,000-square-foot layout. You’ll find a section for vintage and designer items, plus an upstairs with furniture and Western art (much of it from the owner’s husband, K.W. Moore, Sr.). Keeping true to Santa Fe’s allure, explore their Western clothing section with hundreds of beautiful cowboy boots. To satisfy any shopping appetite, browse the separate kids’ department and the central clothing area with an endless collection of stylish new and used items. Owner Suzanne Wissman-Moore recently said the 25-year-old store has upwards of 20,000 consigners, with Double Take also returning 40–60 percent of a sale price to the consigner. The Beat Goes On (505-982-7877) has a devoted, cult-like following, with several repeat shoppers coming from across the country. Tucked into a small shopping
At The Beat Goes On, a crimson velvet jacket with fuchsia ruffles by Kiko adorns a green velvet shift.
A 1980s Herman Miller chair sits on a 1920s Chinese art deco rug by Nicholes. In the background, a 1982 print of Taos Pueblo by D. Ellis, previously hung in La Fonda on the Plaza. Right: A collection of furnishings, clothing, and kitsch spans 17,000 square feet. Center photos from Congeries Consignment.
center off Guadalupe Street, owner Suzi Kriger calls her store “boutique-y,” with “upscale art to wear.” If you’re scouring the scene for your favorite brand, you won’t be disappointed. Target, J. Crew, and Banana Republic are all on hand. Kriger has been in business for 14 years and credits her success and that of other consignment stores to women’s creativity and selfconfidence. “Women aren’t afraid to share the same closet,” Kriger says. “This store is for empowered women who want to be creative.” Geared more to the thrifty among us, Back on the Rack (shopbotr.com) recently opened its second location on Cerrillos Road, consigning a range of furniture, clothing, and housewares. As an alternative to higher-end resale, owners Sue and Stefanie Watkins opened their store in 2010, with prices that are “a little bit more affordable.” Buyers also are welcome to negotiate, or take advantage of a layaway program if costs feel prohibitive. The store also makes good use of social media, sending notices on Facebook and Twitter, and featuring many of its crafts or antiques online via Etsy. Consigners receive 50 percent of the sale of items. Newcomer Congeries Consignment (505-989-3445) opened its doors last November. Filling its gigantic 17,000-square-foot space with “everything you can possibly imagine” was the goal, according to Shawn Vallecillo. Vallecillo and her sister, Shelley Hamdy, are co-owners and operators. Congeries is a Latin word meaning “a collection of things heaped together.” Heaped together it is: furniture, saddles, dishes, blankets, clothes, even a large cast-iron gate. The store beckons the period-conscious, offering Art Deco, French, Midcentury Modern, Primitive, antique Mexican, and New Mexican items—a wealth of shopping temptations. “We specialize in everything, from $2 to $20,000,” Vallecillo says. “We were trying to make it so that everyone in the store could walk away with something.” Vallecillo also offers consigners 60 percent of the sale of their items, winning the prize of best consigner’s deal in town.
A short sleeve Jean Paul Gaultier jacket, at The Beat Goes On. Below: Various pieces of art glass. Left: Ruby cut-glass decanter and goblets, at Double Take. Right: An abstract dichroic piece, a vase by Eastern, and a mid-twentieth century art glass ashtray, at Back on the Rack.
Stylish lace-up boots for lovers of Victoriana or steampunk, at Double Take. Left: Pink princess seaming on an oh-so-sexy black strapless pencil dress, at Act 2.
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for the love of a horse by Steven Horak
For more than 400 years, horses have been as much a part of the Santa Fe landscape as the riders themselves. This enduring legacy attracts horse riders and owners from the world over, including horsemen like Buck Brannaman. Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer and the subject of the acclaimed 2011 documentary Buck. He shares his equine wisdom at his annual clinic at Trinity Ranch (johnandcatparks.com) in Lamy. Individual instruction and clinics are rooted in the bond between horse and rider, a timeless relationship intrinsic to the New Mexican experience. Riding a backcountry trail or developing skills to apply on a ranch, one can connect to the region’s history and appreciate the stunning natural scenery in a way quite unlike any other. Tucked into a wooded patch of the Sangre de Cristos, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa (bishopslodge.com) and its stables have been serving riders eager for crisp
mountain air for nearly a century. Managed by transplanted Brooklyn native Jeff Kennedy, the staff selects just the right horse for each rider. Kennedy stresses the importance of being present before heading out on the trails. “Horses feel energy. The more you are with the horse, the easier it is to control,” he says. Riders soon find themselves winding blissfully through thick stands of juniper and piñon. After a series of switchbacks, the trail crests atop a mesa with a panorama extending to Colorado. It’s a commanding spot to contemplate the lodge’s 450 accessible acres. To expand your ride, more opportunities border the lodge. The Santa Fe National Forest and trails such as the Winsor and Chamisa offer limitless possibilities within a short drive of downtown. As Kennedy observes, “You can go for a two-hour morning ride and be back in time for lunch on the Plaza.” Cerrillos lured prospectors with the promise of silver and
Buck Brannaman, the horseman who provided inspiration for The Horse Whisperer, shares his wisdom at Trinity Ranch in Lamy.
Individual instruction and clinics are rooted in the bond between horse and rider, a timeless relationship intrinsic to the New Mexican experience.
turquoise, but these days the main draw is Broken Saddle Riding Company (brokensaddle.com). Owned by Harold Grantham, the stables feature Tennessee Walkers, a good-natured breed known for a gait called the “rack.” As Grantham explains, “It’s a lateral movement like a shuffle.” Traversing the rolling hills of the adjoining Cerrillos Hills State Park (formerly mining country), you experience firsthand the horses’ distinctive gait.. Making your way back to the sound of hoof beats, the Ortiz Mountains and Mount Taylor loom large in the distance. Having experienced a trail ride, a growing appreciation of horses can be strong. It’s one reason local riders seek out John and Cat Parks of Trinity Ranch in Lamy. The Parks hope to foster a lasting understanding between rider and horse through a variety of lessons and clinics. Trinity Ranch hosts guest instructors such as Brannaman and Jeff Griffith, emphasizing more than just fundamentals. The Parks’ holistic approach speaks to all age groups, with emphasis on teaching younger riders, even some preschoolers. As Cat points out, “They’re not just learning about the horse—they’re learning life lessons.”
At Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, wranglers accompany guests on private or group rides through the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
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Renaissance man Dean Stockwell makes art on his own terms by Fannee Hilander
ean Stockwell is a Renaissance man—a stage and film actor whose career spans over 65 years, an Oscar nominee, and gold album cover designer. (Think Neil Young’s American Stars ‘n Bars.) His most recent creative incarnation is that of visual artist and collagist, with artwork reflecting a unique vision and dreamlike symbolism. Featured in gallery exhibitions in Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York, Stockwell’s art has a national reach. The singular works also grace the collections of such luminaries as David Lynch and Stockwell’s friend, the late Dennis Hopper. Currently, R.B. Ravens Gallery in Taos represents his paintings and his 2004 book, The Spagyric Eye. The conversation begins with meeting Stockwell on the porch, several dogs at his heels. His Taos home and studio offer stunning mountain views, a backdrop for his enigmatic work. Here in this spiritual, mystical place is where the actor/ artist finds peace. “I always knew I would end up here,” buying “the first house I looked at” and settling in with wife Carol, his dogs, and all his art in 2004. Perhaps photographer and filmmaker Lisa Law, in the forward to The Spagyric Eye, best describes Stockwell’s process: “Time warp; bent mind; glue; xacto knife; sharp scissors; paper Life; digital imaging; electric painting with high end Epson printer; 50 years of mental digestion of visual impact on psyche has spewn forth a plethora of imagery from the agile mind and nimble fingers of Robert Dean Stockwell—images that will delight your mind and imagination like brain food just digested.” “His collages have a degree of intensity both in composition and color rarely seen in the work of his contemporaries,” says Walter Hopps, curator and former director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. “In oblique ways, the work addresses contemporary concerns at the same time as it addresses concerns basic to Surrealism—life, death, and eroticism. In and around Stockwell’s social critique, there is a sharp edge of humor.” When asked if he feels a primal urge to create, Stockwell replies, “I wouldn’t doubt it—it certainly feels primal. Early on, I felt I might be able to make some interesting pieces, but I refrained
annie Leibovitz, the Cerro Pedernal from georgia o’Keeffe’s patio at ghost ranch, new mexico, 2010. © annie Leibovitz
“I am so fortunate to be exactly where I want to be at this end portion of my life.” until the time was right. That time was in 2003.” His first collage—called Shot of Life, sold for $12,500, launching his new career. A look at his process reveals a level of improvisation and reliance on intuition. “I go through a kind of discovery of what each one will be and then it takes over and takes on a life of its own,” says Stockwell. He laughingly acknowledges, “It’s news to me, too.” According to good friend, New Mexico painter and sculptor Doug Coffin, “If you know Dean, then you know he’s been on the inside of the art scene his whole life. Art and artists are what make his personal world go ’round. His passion and commitment are apparent as soon as you enter his home. It is filled with art. Discovering Dean’s level of expression means uncovering the depth of understanding of a totally mature artist. His work is both exciting and thought-provoking.” Stockwell’s inspirations blend genres. “D.H. Lawrence for sure—for various reasons. His Sons and Lovers without a doubt—probably my favorite movie, and also, Long Day’s Journey into Night—the play by Eugene O’Neill.” Inspiration came for me also from Wallace Berman and Doug Coffin, for sure.” He is also clear and concise when asked if art school dictum shaped his aesthetic, answering with a resounding “No.” Relying on what appears to be an innate sense of theme and motif, Stockwell uses his own compass to chart his creative course. As to whether he interprets his work, he wryly comments, “No, I don’t interpret them; a sensitive person can see and maybe understand, unless he has a mud puddle mentality, of course.” “What I see in these collage pieces is that Dean is a true saboteur of consensual reality and his creative mind is inhabiting an alchemical territory from which
Santa Fean’s Top Ten Dean Stockwell Milestones
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Annie Leibovitz: PiLgrimAge is organized by the Smithsonian american art museum. the bernie Stadiem endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition. the C. F. Foundation of atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go. For the georgia o’Keeffe museum, exhibition and related programming were made possible in part by a generous grant from the burnett Foundation. the georgia o’Keeffe museum also wishes to thank the following sponsors: Century bank, inn of the anasazi, mary & Charles Kehoe, los alamos national bank, new mexico gas, Santa Fe University of art and Design, Santa Fe Weaving gallery. the museum recognizes preferred hotels: bishop’s lodge; inn and Spa at loretto, Santa Fe; inn on the alameda; la Fonda on the plaza; eldorado Hotel & Spa.
• Stockwell begins his career, sharing the stage with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in the classic musical movie Anchors Aweigh (1945).
(1962), alongside Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson, Stockwell later wins Best Actor at Cannes for his performance as Edmund Tyrone.
• Stunning in the pivotal role of drug dealer Ben, Stockwell costars with Isabella Rossellini in David Lynch’s 1986 thriller, Blue Velvet.
• Creating early notoriety at age 12, Stockwell stars in the American comedy-drama The Boy with Green Hair (1948).
• A screenplay by Stockwell provides inspiration for Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush (1970).
• After four years playing Al Calavicci in Quantum Leap, Stockwell receives his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
• Costarring in the film version of Long Day’s Journey Into Night
• Stockwell designs the cover art for Neil Young’s eighth studio album, American Stars ‘n Bars (1977).
• Stockwell moves to Northern New Mexico fulfilling a dream
that began in the 60’s during the filming Sons and Lovers in England, inspired by the seminal D.H. Lawrence novel. • The artist’s first collage, Shot of Life, sells for $12,500. • The Spagyric Eye (2004) is published. The book is a collection of Stockwell’s collages from his solo exhibition at R.B. Ravens Gallery in Taos. april/may 2013
hidden authentic art manifests,” according to another Stockwell friend, artist Paul Shapiro. “He seems to understand how to push reality through a grinder, blending the resulting mixture into a new confrontive, mythical reality containing its own rules and metaphors. This is art that derails the comfort zone.” Stockwell is not content to rest on any of his laurels, constantly reaching out and being inspired by what moves him—idiosyncratic, intensely personal themes. “Doug Coffin, just out of the blue, and for no reason whatsoever, sent me six white dice and a hummingbird head. Just that—no explanation at all.” Stockwell says he ignored them for a long time, but one day just started playing around with them. An idea took hold and a new project began. He explains, “When I went from collages to all of a sudden making dice pieces, that was an entirely different thing. It was big—really cool! I got to thinking, what would be the greatest contrast you could do with them? It came to me to make a cross from the dice! To make a very interesting statement—one that is tactile—its only function is motion and is the exact opposite of the severity of the cross! So, I made several crosses and I just love them. When kids come to my house, they gravitate to them. Children, they know how to listen. They understand.” Interpretation and audience aside for a moment, Stockwell took time to expound on a personal cause, one he shares with many other New Mexicans. “I think anyone with a brain has to be an environmentalist. Evolution is something nature is in control of, but this rape of the planet is something that the egocentric and egotistical race, the human race, is doing.” He ends the subject by saying, “We all have this nest; at least we can try to keep it clean.” After a day spent with Stockwell, his wife, lunch at the local hang (the venerable Doc Martin’s), cigars, and potables, we arrive at interview’s end. The Renaissance man sums up the state of his affairs, “I am so fortunate to be exactly where I want to be at this end portion of my life.”
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Wendy Lewis weaving the fabric of a better world
In 2011, Wendy Lewis became the executive director of the McCune Charitable Foundation. McCune’s board saw a unique set of business skills in Lewis, trusting her to create the strategic vision of one of New Mexico’s most influential foundations. Each year, the McCune Foundation supports a variety of arts, education, economic development, environmental, health, and social services projects in the state. “My job gives me the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what a valuable role each thread in the brilliant fabric of New Mexico plays in composing its amazing whole,” Lewis remarks. A lifelong aptitude for gardening and beekeeping outside of work parallels Lewis’s talent for nurturing the development of projects within the workplace. But the work is not without its challenges. “We have to say no to many deserving projects,” she admits. Undeterred, she is “honored to lead the Foundation in its next stage of growth.” —Staci Golar
Armistead Maupin and Christopher Turner tales of the City Different
The driveway to the lovely adobe home greets visitors with a street sign—Barbary Lane, to be exact—the fictional setting of Armistead Maupin’s groundbreaking Tales of the City series. While settling into his new home in Tesuque, Maupin remains ever busy, ever writing, so fans of the Tales can breathe easy. That universe continues to grow, with Maupin working on the ninth book in the series, The Days of Anna Madrigal, on the heels of his latest, Mary Ann in Autumn. Not to give anything away, but this fall, readers of the newest novel will find one of the characters moving out this way. “Someone finds themselves in Madrid,” says Maupin, smiling. As to what prompted the move away from long-term home San Francisco,“We trusted our gut,” says Maupin, explaining what drew him and husband, photographer Christopher Turner, to the Santa Fe area. “There’s something every day to be thrilled about.” Both he and Turner had a strong “visceral” reaction to our much-loved mountains and forests, as well as the residents that make up our community. “People are sweet here,” says Maupin. “We go to the grocery store or the gas station and there’s just a kindness everywhere.” Both men agree that renewal is one of the benefits they’re reaping, along with “nature, community, and creative arts,” according to Turner. Sharing their inhabited kingdom are dog Philo and cat Maxine.—Lisa Alvarado
Nancy Traugott never stops smiling. She loves her life in Santa Fe. “I fell in love with Santa Fe’s intimacy the first time we came here,” she says, smiling. That intimacy, plus Traugott’s creativity, led to a luxe spin on City Different fashion with homefrocks, her signature hand-tailored clothing line and shop on Old Santa Fe Trail. Designing skirts and vests using silk, cotton, and wool with an eye to flow and feel is her trademark. Sewn to her personal specs, the garments take shape in studios in San Francisco and Albuquerque. Traugott, designing since age 13, and husband Philip, then hand-dye the garments. Unique to their approach, they use both commercial fabric-reactive and home-brewed botanical (acacia bark, black walnuts, logwood) dyes. “I like having things made in our country in small batches,” Nancy says. She adds that her successful business “could only happen in Santa Fe, where there is a good customer base for what we do.”—Kate McGraw
Nancy Traugott hand and heart fashion
Adriana Blake mountain high hospitality
Inee Yang Slaughter saving the mother tongue “This is a quiet, insidious, unseen crisis. Unlike a tsunami, it doesn’t have an impact that we see and hear, but in the long run it means a loss of millennia of knowledge,” says Inee Yang Slaughter, Indigenous Language Institute executive director since 1995. By her own estimates, some indigenous languages will die off in less than a decade. But Yang Slaughter, a Korean American who grew up in Tokyo speaking several languages, hasn’t lost hope. “The Pueblos and Navajo Nation have protected their languages diligently,” says Yang Slaughter. The Institute is developing the Self-Study of American Indian Languages, a learner-driven lesson plan to help the effort.—Stephanie Pearson
“When I was 12, I served hot chocolate in the lift lines,” says Adriana Blake, 42. Blake is the granddaughter of Ernie Blake, who opened Taos Ski Valley in 1954. The mountain ski resort, northeast of Taos, might be one of the last major family-owned U.S. resorts. It’s anything but an anachronism, largely thanks to the younger Blake’s enthusiastic efforts. These days, instead of serving hot chocolate, Adriana, who is the marketing director, does whatever it takes to keep the operation running smoothly, including occasionally driving the shuttle. Taos’s world-renowned terrain remains the Blake family’s hospitality touchstone, ever informing their offerings. Look for lift-served mountain biking this summer and new glades in the Wild West Basin next winter. “I’ve been in this business forever,” says Blake, “but it’s still super exciting. I’m going to be here as long as I can.”—SP april/may 2013
Caroline and Jim Campbell the power of two
For Caroline and Jim Campbell, the rewards are worth the risks. The two met in Santa Fe (thanks to a mutual friend), and within one month, agreed to marry. “In taking a chance with each other in love, we picked each other up personally,” Caroline says, “but we also transformed our professional lives.” The couple formed the mega-event planning company Sparrowhawk, Inc., and launched it from Santa Fe in 2010. If mega-event planning sounds a little daunting, that’s because it is. At the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Sparrowhawk helped direct traffic flow for some 800,000 spectators. During the 2012 London Olympics, they organized spectator transportation for 1,000,000 visitors. Caroline jokes that, “You must be dynamic— and a little bit crazy” to do this work. “But,” she says, “having our base here in the quiet beauty of Santa Fe gives us a shot at staying sane . . . we recharge and create the next vision.”—Staci Golar
“Here in the quiet beauty of Santa Fe . . . we recharge and create the next vision.” —Caroline Campbell
Colin Keegan distilling opportunity
A native of Newcastle, England, Colin Keegan is an architect by trade who moved his practice to Santa Fe in 1992. He built a home for his family on a mature apple orchard in Tesuque—a serendipitous event that would alter his career path. So productive was the orchard that the surplus of apple cider the family made soon became an issue. “We couldn’t give enough away,” says Keegan. “Even amongst an extensive circle of friends and family there’s only so much apple juice you can drink.” When he befriended local brewer Nick Jones, the problem, they discovered, could be distilled into a solution. Keegan, who is a longtime connoisseur of brandy and scotch, decided to close his architectural practice in 2009. A year later, he hung out the shingle for Santa Fe Spirits. Today the artisan distillery is renowned for producing excellent Scotch-style whiskies and barrel-aged apple brandies made from local natural ingredients, including the surplus from Keegan’s orchard.—Ben Ikenson
Penelope Penland orchestrating science and sound
Carmichael Dominguez caring for the city When Santa Fe City Councilman Carmichael Dominguez, 42, envisions the future of Airport Road, he sees a “clean, green, safe, pedestrian-friendly, well-lit area with recreation space and colorful, appropriate architectural amenities.” Dominguez, who has lived near Airport Road for 25 years, is making it happen. Last fall, he proposed the Healthy Communities Initiative. The zoning ordinance for the busy commercial lane bans drivethrough restaurants, imposes regulations on alcohol sales, and provides incentives for merchants to sell more fresh fruits and vegetables. After that success, Councilman Dominquez is moving on 15 other related ordinances and 19 resolutions, which he hopes to complete in the next two years. “We’re doing everything,” says Dominguez, “from looking at increasing park space to encouraging the hospital to open up a health clinic.”—SP
Penelope Penland, the vice president of the Board and chair of fundraising for the Santa Fe Symphony, is humble when it comes to her own musical ability. “I don’t play an instrument,” she says. “I play audience and fundraising.” But the psychologist has still created a harmonic convergence of the highest order: Voyages of Discovery, a five-year-old performance series that merges symphony music with the science of the Santa Fe Institute, the world-renowned think tank of Nobel laureates. This November, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of both institutions, Penland is organizing The Majesty of Music and Mathematics, which will debut at The Lensic the first weekend of November. The details of the performance are still under wraps, but Penland, who has already spent hundreds of hours this year organizing the event, promises it will be “very unusual.”—SP
Lorin Parrish wellness blossoms at BODY
Lorin Parrish, owner of BODY of Santa Fe, offers Santa Feans a chic, upscale complex on Don Diego where all good things for the body, mind, and spirit come together. “What people find here is shared experience,” says Parrish. Parrish was director of the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts for 25 years. In 2004, she opened a space for yoga classes, mini-boutiques, a small café, a spa offering massage and facials, a play space for child care, and a cosmetics section, all housed in a former supermarket. “I have a magnet for really great people,” she says, referring to both her staff and her clientele. Parrish and BODY marry wellness seekers and community, Santa Fe–style.—KM april/may 2013
Chris Eyre it’s a good day to be indigenous
Last January, filmmaker Chris Eyre packed up his Emmy, Peabody, and Sundance Awards and moved to Santa Fe. Eyre, who is perhaps best known for directing the movie Smoke Signals, had been chosen to lead Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Film School, and the film world was abuzz. Even icon Robert Redford chimed in, claiming Eyre was “perfect for the position.” A year later, Eyre says he has discovered a love for helping film students to “heighten their understanding of why they want to tell their stories” while continuing to work on his own. He is currently working on a Native American comedy he describes as “a cross between Blazing Saddles and Dances with Wolves.” Eyre says he has also felt Santa Fe’s embrace. “I can tell I like it here,” Eyre jokes, “because I was just in Utah and asked for green chile on my burger!”—SG
In 1989, after studying art history at Michigan State University and serving an internship at the Detroit Institute of Art, Kathrine Erickson packed her car and headed to the West Coast. But Santa Fe stopped her in her tracks. “I saw the most amazing sunrise— fuchsia pink and bloodred reflecting on the snow-topped adobe city,” she recalls. “I canceled the rest of the trip and have been here ever since.” For the next 20 years, Erickson devoted herself to managing some of the most reputable galleries in town. In 2009, she decided to open her own place with her partner Elan Varshay, combining their initials to come up with EVOKE. “When we consider artists, we look for exceptional technical prowess combined with distinction and aptness for stirring emotions,” says Erickson, who is also the president of the Santa Fe Gallery Association.—BI
Kathrine Erickson evoking excellence
Bobby Beals & Anthony Abbate west plus east equals Canyon Road style A native Santa Fean, Bobby Beals fondly remembers exploring the city as a kid and his excitement at the sight of artists painting and photographing Santa Fe’s spectacular scenery. After studying film and video in college, he worked for numerous galleries before meeting artist Anthony Abbate. “When he shared his artwork with me, which included colorful images of cacti with textured backgrounds, I was floored,” recalls Beals. It was a significant connection for Abbate as well. “When I decided to open a gallery, I knew I’d need someone with a fair amount of experience in running galleries and selling artwork,” says Abbate. “I’d heard from several friends that Bobby Beals was the best you could get—if you could get him.” The rest, as they say, is history. In 2011, the pair opened the doors to Beals & Abbate Fine Art on Canyon Road. And for Beals, the gallery is a kind of validation of his instincts and early inclinations. “Now I own my own gallery, and everyone is welcome.”—BI
Gerald Peters philanthropy, culture, development Gerald Peters has been a major force in Santa Fe’s art world for decades. He is one of the most knowledgeable authorities on 19th- and early-20th-century American art, particularly art of the American West. Today, the Gerald Peters Gallery, which opened in 1972, is an internationally respected institution and important community landmark. The venue is a museum-quality, 45,000-square-foot, adobe Pueblo-style structure showcasing 8,500 square feet of exhibition space. “I look for artists who do it first and do it well,” says Peters. “We strive to represent some of the best regional artists. There are several contemporary landscape artists who are developing exciting new languages in their art.” The scope of Peters’s influence extends far beyond the studio walls and gleaming showrooms of the art world. Through The Peters Corporation, which he founded in 1975, he is a sustaining force in a variety of industries, from art galleries and auction houses, real estate development and restaurants, to banking and ranching. His philanthropy also cuts a wide swath. The Peters Family Art Foundation, established in 1981, underwrites art supplies for Santa Fe schools and donates to charitable organizations. While art has remained a lifelong passion for Peters, his philanthropic spirit and vision infuse the undertakings of his cutting-edge gallery. Currently, “we are working on a Taos Society of Artists book that is scheduled for release in 2014,” says Peters. “History and scholarship are important to me, so our gallery publishes books and catalogs. Everyone can’t own a great painting, but everyone should know about our great painters.”—BI
mother/daughter teams shaping the City Different Judy Wade and Jennifer Gentry art is a family affair
You know what they say: the family that makes biscochitos together stays together.
With 42 years under their belt, the owners of Joe Wade Fine Art know the secret to success: family. Client visits to the gallery are a kind of homecoming. “We have three generations of customers,” says manager (and daughter) Jennifer Gentry. Growing up, she was a Santa Fe version of a kid in a candy shop: “I was wrapping paintings in the back room at 16.” She studied art history at the University of New Mexico before returning to run the gallery with owner (and mother) Judy. “Jennifer’s a great partner and daughter. Daughter first,” Judy says. Jennifer glows about mum, too. “Judy transforms everything she touches.” The gallery has seen its share of firsts, and both recall fondly two special first-time art buyers: “One was eight, the other 85.” While their tastes differ (Abstract Expressionism for Jennifer; Impressionism for Judy), they both agree: “It’s just so delightful to work together.”—Barbara Tyner
The best recipes are all about balance, and the Santa Fe School of Cooking has run on playful flavor combos for 23 years, with co-owners Susan Curtis and (daughter) Nicole Curtis Ammerman bringing the sugar, the spice, and everything nice. Let’s say Nicole also brings the buzz—she’s a bundle of energy complementing Susan’s mellow style. Visitors and locals soak up Southwestern food lore, getting the inside scoop on tamale wrapping and the exact pronunciation of Santa Fe menu items. “Chee-pote-lay,” Susan laughs. Newly relocated, the kitchens and demo areas mix sparkling industrial with homey, featuring a swank but inviting dining room for which artist Ramona Sakiestewa provided style counsel. Their suppliers are local farmers in Velarde, Chimayo, and throughout the state—some they’ve known “from the beginning,” Susan says. Rounding out the family team are Dad and sister Kristen Krell. You know what they say: the family that makes biscochitos together stays together.—BT 40
Susan Curtis and Nicole Curtis Ammerman tastemakers cook up success
Todd Lovato Nacha Mendez
sounds of Santa Fe perfect pitch They’re women and men, singers and instrumentalists—artists in sound, known nationally and on the world stage. They’re some of Santa Fe’s most intriguing sonic masters. To call Nacha Mendez brilliant hardly makes the case strongly enough. Singing about the mysteries of her el país del amor, she is fiery yet gentle, commanding yet emotionally pliant. Mendez roots her strength with a knowing regard for the foibles of the human heart. She has seen it all, and she sings of it. Singer-songwriter Madi Sato carries many arrows in her artistic quiver, and her aim is true. Sato’s songbook spans sacred sounds from around the world to the most intense jazz and blues. Sato chants their stories with a voice subtle and sinuous. After 24 years together, Jeff Nelson, as part of funk legend Cameo, played every kind of venue. The group continues to bring any audience to their feet. “Big acts work with tracks [and] lip-synching, so guys actually playing instruments is
different these days, and appealing,” says Nelson. When Cameo hits the road, the groove is on the march. Santa Fe legend Bill Hearne has a voice as big as his smile and as resonant as his guitar. His performances recall the high joys and gut-deep sorrows of life. Hearne reminds us country music is about love, life, and the blues, with regret often right around the corner. No matter what breaks his heart, endurance always holds the fort. Drummer Mark Clark is a shining star in Santa Fe’s creative firmament, an artist with staying power. Clark teaches, tours, does studio work, and always keeps an eye on the local scene. “Young musicians, twentysomethings, are putting their best foot forward,” he says. “I think that’s really healthy.” For any gig, for any player, “Versatility is the key,” according to Clark. Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse buzzes with activity. Readings and events fill any Todd Eric Lovato and Erik Sawyer, aka Todd given day, backed by the happy hiss of the espresso machine. The vibe encourages browsing, & The Fox, recently toured South Korea, finished a relaxing, and communing with friends. Even the overstuffed couches got a write-up in the Wall new album, are up for the Durango Blues Train, and Street Journal for their welcoming appeal. And yes, there are books for sale. What makes this a have a U.K. tour pending. “This is the slow season much-loved location is its mother-daughter team, Dorothy Massey and Mary Wolf. Dorothy in Santa Fe, but for us it’s a good thing,” Lovato says. is a visible touchstone, due to the “dint of our schedules,” she explains. Elegant, serene, with “Right now we’re in our creative nesting phase.” The a literary background, she oversees all matters public. Mary, a former marketing director for duo plans more roots-rock electronica, driven by Apple and vibrant mother of a three-year-old, makes magic happen behind the scenes. “We banjo and percussion, soon to come.—Craig A. Smith laugh a lot. We have the same twisted sense of humor,” they chime in together. Both are dedicated to creating a community experience around a bookstore. This may be a family trait. Son/grandson Jackson’s first words were “Good book.”—BT
Dorothy Massey and Mary Wolf lit, love, and laughter
Porochista Khakpour writer on fire Tehran-born, L.A.-raised, and on the move for the first 30 years of her life, Porochista Khakpour made the move to the City Different in 2010. The 35-year-old novelist’s 2008 debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, earned an Editor’s Choice award from The New York Times. “It’s the perfect place for me to write,” she says of Santa Fe. Her second novel, The Last Illusion, won Khakpour a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing, with plans to release the book in the summer of 2014. And she’s already written more than half of her third novel. “Everything is very luxurious here, from local grass-fed organic beef to breathing the air,” she says. “For me the lifestyle here is perfect because I need to spend a lot of time by myself. But when I go outside, it’s beautiful, safe, and vibrant.”—SP
For the past 17 years, Eric DiStefano has been a fixture on Santa Fe’s simmering fine dining scene. Better yet, his refined touch in the kitchen—and his reputation—helped bring that scene to a boiling point. “Santa Fe has been a very receptive market,” he says. “A lot of people here have exceptionally sophisticated palates and are really happy they can enjoy the kind of cuisine they might only expect to get in places like New York City.” DiStefano paid his culinary dues doing kitchen stints at upscale restaurants, hotels, and resorts in New York, Palm Beach, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1996, the young chef landed a job at Santa Fe’s Hacienda del Cerezo. The next move had him slipping on the toque of executive chef at Geronimo in 1998. Never resting on his laurels, he went on to help open other Santa Fe eateries such as The Palace, and also became a co-owner of Coyote Cafe in 2006. For DiStefano, who grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, it all started with his mother’s Italian family-style, made-fromscratch cooking. “What she could prepare with vegetables from the garden truly amazed me, even as a kid,” he says. “If she could make a kid like vegetables, well, that was something special.”—BI 42
Eric DiStefano palate meets palette
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From May 17 to June 23, Turner Carroll Gallery (725 Canyon, turnercarroll.com) exhibits work by Shawn Smith and Rusty Scruby in Pixel This (reception May 17, 5–7 pm). Smith’s pixelated mixed-media works and Scruby’s photographic reconstructions bring new perspectives to a natural environment exposed to the digital world. Smith’s fascination with the scientific and Scruby’s interest in mathematics make their works aesthetically similar and contextually complementary. “The idea of pairing them is that they both draw you in to search for what is being represented, and it’s not that apparent,” says Natalie Dean, gallery director. Digitizing subjects in these works poses the questions of how we “see” and what we call “environment.” —Kelly Lydick
Shawn Smith, Deleting, unique three-dimensional print, 19 x 16 x 10"
Gino Miles, Cantador with Guitar, bronze, edition of 10, 14 x 5 x 10"
steel resolve at 60 by Eve Tolpa
Gino Miles, In Gamba, bronze, edition of 25, 16 x 4 x 4"
Gino Miles, Biding Time for the Big Event, bronze (from terra cotta original), edition of 10, 20 x 25 x 12"
Sculptor Gino Miles came to Santa Fe the way many people do: looking for opportunity. “We moved here with a few hundred dollars and an old station wagon,” he says of himself and his wife, Donna. “Before then I was living in Italy and struggling to sell my art.” The couple had decided to start a family and began investigating cities with thriving art markets. When they landed here in 1982, things changed quickly. Miles got a job at Shidoni, working with Allan Houser, Glenna Goodacre, Doug Hyde, and “probably any sculptor that’s ever done anything in Santa Fe.” For 10 years he ran Gino’s Sculpture Services, doing custom sculpture enlarging and bronze finishing. In 1996, he dedicated himself full time to pursuing his own work, leading to the opening of his Canyon Road gallery, Sculpture 619, 11 years ago. “I learned how to sell my art,” he says. “I raised three children here while being a working artist.” He currently attends shows all over the country— Florida, New York, Chicago, Texas, L.A.—while making it home for Santa Fe’s high season. “Recently I was at SCOPE Miami,” he notes, “and it was a successful show.” He creates approximately 40 sculptures a year, all in his shop. “My inspirations are the way plants send up tentacles, how they curl,” he says. Miles’s iconic signature pieces are organic, twisted forms inspired by the way morning glories tie themselves into knots. Bronze was his primary metal until about five years ago, when he began experimenting with stainless steel. “It’s a very demanding material, very hard to work,” he notes, “so there’s less competition there.” Whatever the material, his immaculate sanding technique produces a mirror finish. Miles cites Henry Moore, Marino Marini, and Umberto Boccioni as early influences, but now, after 40 years of sculpting, he says, “My work is uniquely mine.” At age 60, the artist reflects on his career with gratitude for the “people who’ve been collecting my work for 20 years who have also become personal friends. The biggest reward is the fact that there are people who cherish my stuff— and I cherish them.” 60/40, April 23–May 6, reception April 26, 5–8 pm, Beals & Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon, bealsandabbate.com
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BLUE RAIN GALLERY brings the City Different an innovative and diverse display of art during its first invitational show. “I am truly excited about this show, as I have long admired the work of a few of these artists,” says owner Leroy Garcia. “Some I have only come to know more recently, yet I have been impressed by the exceptional quality of their artwork and their potential for excellence.” Susan Contreras leads the group of visiting artists with colorful and emotive oil works that often depict energetic masked figures in elaborate costumes. Taos-based expressionistic painter Ed Sandoval joins Contreras with evocative depictions of rural village scenes and landscapes. The widely collected artist was a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art in 2012. Also on board: Taos-based landscape painter Suzanne Wiggin, Santa Fe–based mythical painter Robb Rael, surrealist Andrea Peterson, and contemporary artist Dallin Maybee, who often combines drawing, painting, and beadwork in his eclectic pieces. “This show is a great opportunity for everyone involved—the artists, the gallery, and our collectors,” Garcia adds. “It is my hope that this will be the first annual invitational show at Blue Rain Gallery.”
Ed Sandoval, Sunlight on Ranchos Church, oil on canvas, 40 x 40"
Invitational Show, April 1–April 30, reception April 5, 5–7 pm, Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln, blueraingallery.com
Holly Wilson, On a Limb, bronze and sterling silver, 14 x 10 x 19"
Susan Contreras, Plaster of Paris, oil on linen, 28 x 36"
Henrieke Strecker + Maggie Taylor: New Work VERVE Gallery of Photography, 219 E Marcy, vervegallery.com May 10–June 22, reception May 17, 5–7 pm, gallery talk May 18, 2 pm Emerging artist Henrieke Strecker and veteran artist Maggie Taylor show new works together at VERVE Gallery of Photography this May. While select prints from Taylor’s book No Ordinary Days will be available, the exhibit features 50 recent pieces by the duo in complementary surrealist styles. Taylor works in daguerreotype and tintype, and Henrieke creates photogravure images. “Rather than making an obvious pairing,” says gallery director Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson, “we like to make it a bit more challenging for the viewer. It will be interesting for viewers to make their own comparisons and understand that these processes are very similar.”—Kelly Lydick
Maggie Taylor, Small boat waiting. 2012, archival pigment print, edition of 20, 15 x 15"
Harry Greene + Fran Larsen: New Works Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace, manitougalleries .com, April 5–19, reception April 5, 5–7:30 pm Lively new works by Harry Greene and Fran Larsen are on display at Manitou Galleries during the West Palace Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit offers collectors fresh, electrifying perspectives of familiar scenes steeped in a local Santa Fe style. Greene’s European-influenced, impastoed architectural landscape oil works, and Larsen’s acrylic landscapes and interiors in carved and hand-painted frames will show for two weeks following the Friday opening.—KL Harry Greene, The Parishioner, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30"
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Cecil Touchon, fusion series 3285, acrylic collage on canvas, 60 x 48"
Cecil Touchon: In a Broken Tongue Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon, nuartgallery.com May 24–June 9, reception May 24, 5–7 pm In his latest solo exhibition, Cecil Touchon continues his decades-long oeuvre with paintings based on collage work. In a Broken Tongue features compositions with vibrant geometric shapes, using manipulated typographical fonts in order to play with form and story. “The idea of the broken tongue takes the written language and brings it back to pictorial origins,” says Peter Gaugy of Nüart Gallery, referencing ancient cave paintings and the advent of writing. “It appeals to that child deep, deep within all of us.”—KL
New Mexico: Unfolding New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail nmcapitolart.org, April 12–April 16, reception April 12, 4–6 pm Members of the non-profit Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibit contemporary mixed-media fiber art during this group show. All of the pieces’ themes—from history and culture to family—represent New Mexico, the state that the artists call home. Common motifs (in abstracted or traditional forms) include landscapes, plants, animals, insects, birds, and architecture. Exhibited pieces also make use of a wide range of materials including beads, fabric, and paint.—Samantha Schwirck
Michelle Jackson, Adobe Shadow Dance Art Quilt, 34 x 50"
Amy Ringholz: Homage Beals & Abbate Fine Art 713 Canyon, bealsandabbate.com May 21–June 3, reception May 24, 5–8 pm Ringholz brings a keen sense of design to her bright and colorful paintings honoring the spirit of Rocky Mountain fauna. Working in oil and ink on canvas from her studio in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the artist notes that she “learned to listen, to watch, to study, and to admire the animals of the valley,” adding, “The West will always be my home.”—Eve Tolpa Amy Ringholz, George, oil and ink on canvas, 40 x 30"
Lee Price EVOKE Contemporary, 130 Lincoln, evokecontemporary.com May 3–May 31, reception May 3, 5–7 pm Figurative realist painter Price examines relationships between women and food, exploring themes such as privacy and compulsion in a group of self-portraits. Depicting herself as seen from above in unexpected and unusual locations (a bed, a bathtub) with ice cream, Happy Meals, or lemon meringue pie, she heightens viewers’ awareness of the physicality of the body combined with a kind of transcendence.—ET Lee Price, Lemon Slices III, oil on linen, 34 x 76"
POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange POP Gallery, 142 Lincoln, popsantafe.com May 3–June 30, reception May 25, 6 pm This all-women group show exhibits new works by artists such as Bev Hogue, CJ Metzger, and Pamela Macias. While individual styles and works range, many of the artists exhibited share depictions of graphic heroines balancing between venerated strength and vulnerability. During the opening reception, there will be a benefit and silent auction of hand-painted designer shoes and boots, with proceeds going to the Robin Sullins Relief Fund.—Martha Tuttle
Bev Hogue, Penny Loafers, acrylic on panel, 24 x 24"
Behind the Smoke and Mirrors Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School 315 Johnson, heidiloewen.com April 5–May 30, reception April 5, 5–8 pm Heidi Loewen displays her smoked porcelain pieces, as well as carved platters and sculptures filled with 22k gold leaf. “My passion,” she notes, “is to smoke-fire the porcelain with light tones and calligraphic notations derived from straw and pine needles to yield deep, dark carbons.” During the reception, she demonstrates her process and invites visitors to take a turn (so to speak) at the wheel, too.—ET
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Heidi Loewen, Smoked Pinot Noir, smoke-fired, carved porcelain platter, 30" (diameter)
PREVIEWS Tenth Anniversary Exhibition Gallery 822, 822 Canyon, gallery822.com May 10–ongoing, reception May 10, 5–8 pm Gallery 822 celebrates 10 years with a show incorporating brand new pieces from all 16 of their represented artists, who work in genres ranging from bronze wildlife and figures to oil and watercolor landscapes—not to mention jewelry, pottery, and baskets. Highlights include sculptor Joshua Tobey’s personality-laden animals and painter Jami Tobey’s vivid, swirling, rhythmic landscapes.—ET
Jami Tobey, One Step Beyond, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"
Rustem Stahurksi: Seascapes Russian Art Gallery, 216 Galisteo, russianart.us.com, April 5–May 26 reception April 5, 5–7 pm Hailing from the Crimean Peninsula, Rustem Stahurski’s plein air paintings join a light palette with expressive brush strokes to capture the feelings of landscapes and moments tied to the Black Sea. Seascapes captures the sea itself, the surrounding shores, and depictions of the villages and landscapes throughout Crimea. Within the lineage of Russian Impressionism, Stahurski uses color and light to transform everyday spaces into moments of hopeful transcendence.—MT
Obie Simonis, Already Noted, stainless steel, 36 x 18 x 5"
Donald Gialanella, Treeman, steel, 96"
KNOW PLACE. LIKE HOME. GVG Contemporary, 202 Canyon gvgcontemporary.com, April 26–May 17, reception April 26, 5–7 pm Two painters delve into the concept of home and its importance in the creative process. Colorado-based Jennie Kiessling reimagines landscape painting, incorporating actual earth into her materials and working on supports made of wood left over from her house’s construction, while Midwest-born Lori SchappeYouens, who spent 20 years in South Africa, employs whimsy and color in her work to “look both forward and back.”—ET
An Affair with the Muse Kristin Johnson Fine Art, 323 E Palace kjfagallery.com, May 10, 5:30–7:30 pm Ideally located two blocks from both Canyon Road and downtown Santa Fe, the newly renovated Kristin Johnson Fine Art gallery hosts its Grand Opening, a benefit for the Santa Fe Symphony. An Affair with the Muse will feature ethereal landscapes, abstract works, bronze sculpture, and photography. Each item is strategically paired with a particular section of the symphony, inviting the viewer to explore crossgenre inspiration. Frank Ettenberg, Jenny Simon, Dominique Samyn and Obie Simonis are among the artists featured in this first group showing for the gallery. “The whole process around opening the gallery was very serendipitous,” says gallery owner Kristin Johnson, who has philanthropic plans to benefit arts and culture organizations in and around Santa Fe with every future exhibit.—KL
Rustem Stahurski, Still Life by the Sea, oil on canvas, 24 x 32" april/may 2013
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Greg Harris, Rio Azul, no. 3 (Pecos, NM), oil on linen, 48 x 54"
Peter Burega, Rick Stevens, Greg Harris: Three Painters Paint, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon hunterkirklandcontemporary.com, April 26–May 5 reception April 26, 5–7 pm Self-taught abstract expressionist Burega was a pianist, a lawyer, and a TV director before he turned to painting, and his pieces, he says, express dualities such as order/chaos and organic/linear. Harris’s color-drenched landscapes capture the play of light on high desert flora, while Stevens, who works in pastel as well as oil, creates fluid, jewel-toned abstractions that treat landscape as a point of departure.—ET
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Rémy Rotenier: Not What They Seem De La Serna Fine Art Studio & Gallery @ El Farol 808 Canyon, delasernafinearts.com, May 3–May 24 reception May 3, 5–7 pm In a series of still lifes inspired by 17th-century Dutch painters, Rotenier juxtaposes flower bouquets with bejeweled insects. The Parisian-born, Albuquerque-based artist not only renders jeweled objects on paper but has also spent almost 30 years creating them; he served as a staff designer at Tiffany & Company in New York before heading up his own firm, Rémy Design.—ET
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One of the great joys of my job is getting the opportunity to walk Canyon Road on a regular basis, enjoying the big beautiful cottonwood trees, flowers, and lush foliage. While no two buildings are the same, the low slung, mostly adobe structures are as varied as the art and types of businesses within. Every door presents an opportunity for discovery. It is impossible to typecast what you might find in a business on Canyon Road. What I most appreciate about Canyon Road is the scale. The eclectic mix of art, jewelry, food, and clothing is found in smaller, low-ceiling buildings more similar to houses than businesses. Which of course, they all once were. It’s more human; this is how most of us live. There’s a quaintness to the human-scale curved walls and the odd room sizes. These were not architecturally designed walls, but rather built to fit a need. Right angles were not a priority. This quirkiness adds to the creativity that surrounds you. I encourage you to take the long and joyful walk up the broken sidewalks and amid the inconsistent architecture that lines the street. You are not on a manicured road, but one that is more human with its idiosyncrasies, contrasts, and lovely imperfection. If there is one consistency, it is the feeling of unbridled creativity that lies behind each of those lovely adobe walls. Savor your journey and know that you are now on a road like no other.
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Unique Digs: Canyon Road Architecture A stroll up Canyon Road reveals Pueblo Indian architecture, Territorial updates, and John Gaw Meem’s Pueblo Revival work.
16 State of the Art: The Art of Canyon Road One hundred-plus art galleries draw art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world. 20 Where Art and History Meet: Canyon Road History The Road’s evolution from dirt path to today’s vibrant art district. 22
Tasty Pleasures: Canyon Road Cuisine Tempt your tastebuds with offerings from old-fashioned lunch counters to upscale eateries—satisfying the most discerning palate.
32 Last Look Outdoor art is the Road’s finishing touch.
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“Canyon Road is important in the art world because in an eight block area you can find every genre of fine art, while strolling the street and viewing incredible, historic architecture. People should travel to Canyon Road because it is a treat to the senses. You can walk Canyon Road and visit some of the finest art galleries, jewelry stores, and boutiques in the country, and when you get hungry, we have six different, excellent restaurants available.” —Mark Greenberg, vice president, Canyon Road Merchants Association
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Free Santa Fe Pick-Up to Canyon Road
The free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle runs every 15 minutes. Catch it at stops marked “Pick It Up Here”—there are four on Canyon Road (shown below) and one nearby at Alameda and Paseo de Peralta. The shuttle will drop passengers off anywhere along the route (safety permitting).
The Santa Fe Pick-Up route starts and ends at the Santa Fe Depot in the Railyard and runs counterclockwise around downtown, with stops at: The Capitol/PERA Building Canyon Road Alameda and Paseo de Peralta The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi The Main Library City Hall/The Santa Fe Community Convention Center Santa Fe Plaza/Museums The Eldorado Hotel & Spa
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unique digs Canyon Road architecture
by Charles Poling
stroll down Canyon Road, wandering inside the galleries, shops, and restaurants both fine and casual, immerses you in several variations on the theme of Santa Fe–style architecture. In a halfmile walk, you’ll pass simple adobes with roots in Pueblo Indian architecture, as well as Territorial updates on that original Native vernacular. Continuing your stroll, you’ll discover a truly classic specimen of John Gaw Meem’s finest, genre-defining Pueblo Revival work. The most engaging architecture always honors not only geography, but a sense of place. Canyon Road, aptly named, winds up the Santa Fe River to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eventually forming a steep-sided canyon. That terrain offered little flat land for settlement, but the nearby river supplied precious water via the acequia madre for farming. A few Spanish Colonial farmers homesteaded in the middle 1700s along a burro track just wide enough for a meandering wagon. They built what we today call Pueblo-style homes, using local materials—mud, stone, and timber—and learning a few lessons from the neighboring Pueblo Indians. You’ll pass several examples of these originally plain homes along Canyon Road, characterized by mud construction and protruding beams known as vigas. These vigas sat below shallow parapets and flat roofs. Deep-set windows with plaster-wrapped, bull-nosed corners punctuate rippling, lumpy adobe walls sometimes four feet thick. A shop at the lower end of Canyon Road illustrates the style, although its simple, lintel-capped, post-and-viga portal hints at an update to the original house. A 275-year-old home nearby sports a subtle evolution, its Virgin of Guadalupe–blue window framing and lintels leaning into Territorial style. The style reflected New Mexico’s new status as a U.S. territory in 1850, revealing Army design influences. Over time, it incorporated increasingly available manufactured materials like firedclay bricks and milled lumber. Many people simply added ornamentation to the existing Pueblo-style buildings. Newly built homes showed greater scale, enabled by the new materials and techniques. For a great example, amble up the road a bit farther, where a settler built his farmhouse in the mid-18th century. Many remodelings later, its Pueblo roots show beneath an overlay of Territorial ornamentation. A portal of white milled 8 x 8' posts commands attention. Let your eye travel over wood shutters and crown molding over the wood window framing. A period-perfect, pedimented lintel forms a shallow pyramid atop the framed entry door. These elements model the style ideally, whether added last year, last century, or in frontier times. And the Modernist, sans serif–lettered brass sign harmonizes in perfect pitch.
Nice composition. Close to the bottom of Canyon Road, a lovely brick building capped with a white cupola represents nonNative architecture following railroad expansion into New Mexico in 1881. With the trains came more AngloAmericans, manufactured materials, and Eastern-influenced architecture. As a balance to this Americanization, Meem reimagined the original pueblos for his great public buildings, churches, and private homes of the early- to mid-20th century. In 1939, the diocese commissioned his masterpiece of Pueblo Revival architecture, the Cristo Rey Parish Church at Canyon Road and Camino Cabra. Built with more than 150,000 adobe bricks, it remains one of the largest adobe structures in New Mexico. Donâ€™t miss it! cr
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by Ben Ikenson
hen 17th-century Spanish settlers used burros to haul firewood from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to customers in Santa Fe, they could not have known that the little backwater would become a worldclass destination—thanks largely to the vibrant arts scene that would emerge here. Today the city is home to a large number of accomplished creative talents. Boasting the third largest art market in the nation, Santa Fe ranks among the globe’s major cultural metropolises. This is a remarkable comment on the soul of a town whose population hovers around just 70,000. It is especially evident on a half-mile stretch of road that winds into the shadowy folds of forested mountains, once the route of pioneering Spaniards and their loyal if not overburdened companions. Canyon Road, with its dense assemblage of more than 100 art galleries plus shops, restaurants, and original historic adobe homes, is a draw for locals, tourists, and art collectors from around the world. In this quaint enclave, visitors can enjoy a broad range of work—from contemporary glass, ceramic, and fiber arts to tinwork and Spanish Colonial–inspired wood carvings. They can see impressive works of contemporary abstract painting, sculpture, and photography created by artists from around the globe. Traditional Native American weavings and katsinas, a stunning array of Indian-produced jewelry, modern and historic Pueblo pottery, and other Native arts and antiquities grab everyone’s attention. Visitors can even check out original work by those people who helped solidify Santa Fe’s identity as an art mecca, many of whom lived and worked in the neighborhood. Around the turn of the 20th century, Santa Fe was home to a burgeoning arts scene that included William Penhallow Henderson, realist painters Robert Henri and John French Sloan, and Sheldon Parsons, who lived and painted in a home on Canyon Road until he died in 1943. During the high season from May to October, the Friday night gallery openings are not unlike Hollywood film premiere events. And this storied and picturesque road becomes the subject of its own art in October, when the Canyon Road Paint Out celebrates plein air painters who set up easels outdoors to paint all day. cr r
Though Canyon Road is always bustling, the street’s legendary art community comes to life in a big way on certain days each year. Exhibition openings, often celebrated on Friday evenings, are a Canyon Road staple. Many establishments schedule them on the fourth Friday of each month—“Fourth Fridays”—making those nights particularly lively. Galleries open their doors to showcase their newest exhibitions, often with light refreshments and sometimes live entertainment. For a complete gallery opening schedule, visit santafeancalendar.com. During February, the annual ARTfeast festival presents the Edible Art Tour. Visitors and locals can stroll between galleries, enjoying food from local restaurants at each one. Here, guests have a chance to enjoy delicious cuisine while checking out cutting-edge art. Proceeds from this event support arts education programs for Santa Fe’s youth. (artfeast.com) When the weather warms up, head up the road for Passport to the Arts, slated for May 11. The celebration features a quick draw art competition and a live auction, and many galleries and shops host artist receptions, demonstrations, trunk shows, and live music. Passport to the Arts is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Public Schools music program. (visitcanyonroad.com) Before the winter weather rolls in for the season, enjoy a day of plein air painting with more than 100 artists out on the street during the Canyon Road Paint Out. On October 18–19, the annual event once again includes live music, a parade, art shows, and refreshments along Canyon Road. (visitcanyonroad.com) And the most popular event of the year on Canyon Road might be the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, held every year on December 24. On this night, the street is lined with glowing farolitos, and thousands of visitors stroll by candlelight. While galleries and shops serve cookies and hot beverages, carolers sing and bonfires are lit to celebrate the magic of this special season.
“A trip down Canyon Road is more than inspirational. Seeing so many beautiful and diverse art forms, all in one place, is truly a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul. When I interact with other artists and see their visions, it widens my own perceptions as a painter and challenges me to ‘see’ in new ways. I come away from it all with a refreshed awareness.” —Laurel Daniel, plein air and studio landscape painter, Austin, Texas
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PASSPORT TO THE ARTS Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 2013 HISTORIC CANYON ROAD PAINT OUT Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013 HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT Thursday, October 31, 2013 CHRISTMAS EVE FAROLITO WALK Tuesday, December 24, 2013 EDIBLE ART TOUR Friday, February 21, 2014
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CANYON ROAD MEANS ART
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where art and history meet walking down Canyon Road
by Eve Tolpa
t’s hard to imagine one of Santa Fe’s artistic epicenters as a dirt path running along the river into the mountains. But according to Elizabeth West, editor of the book Santa Fe: 400 Years, 400 Questions, the historic bar and restaurant El Farol “used to put a lantern out in the afternoon to notify the hunters, sheepherders, and wood gatherers that they could stop there for something to eat or drink on their way into town.” Over time, Canyon Road evolved from a family-oriented farming area into a vibrant and internationally known art district. One of the key factors is the city’s long history as a center of trade. “An art community that settles in a trading center is going to have a very distinctive feel, with very vital art,” says West. “It’s going to bring in new ideas, and the people who stay and contribute artistically are going to be much more interesting.” One person who stayed and made an indelible mark was the Portuguese-born photographer and painter Carlos Vierra, Santa Fe’s first resident artist. Vierra, like so many others, came to Santa Fe for health, seeking treatment for his tuberculosis at Sunmount Sanatorium in 1904. Sunmount’s treatment philosophy contended intellectual stimulation was a key element to curing TB. In the interest of revitalizing body and soul, the sanatorium hosted lectures by literary luminaries such as Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, and Santa Fe poet and bon 20
vivant Witter Bynner. According to West, “Bynner knew everybody in the world,” including Rita Hayworth and Ansel Adams. It was here that the photographer and painter met architect John Gaw Meem, one of the creators of Santa Fe style, a man known as a pillar of the City Different art community. “This really didn’t become an artist community until the time of Carlos Vierra,” says West. “Then word spread, and one thing led to another.” One of those things was the railroad, arriving in Santa Fe in 1880, bringing with it artists from across the country. A rise in plein air painting, popularized by the Impressionists, inspired painters to trade their urban studios for portable easels. Santa Fe’s alluring charm and high desert light also made it a magnet for artists. Canyon Road became a desirable place to live, because “it was safe, easy, inexpensive, and beautiful.” One of the early Canyon Road artist/settlers was commercial lithographer Gerald Cassidy, who came west in 1915 to seriously pursue painting. Cassidy and his wife Ina first visited Santa Fe in 1912. Three years later, entranced with the area and its Native population, they bought a house at the corner of Canyon and Acequia Madre. They thoroughly remodeled the property, expanding it to showcase altar paintings from a ruined Nambé mission church. Their neighbors included New York artist Randall Davey, who bought the sawmill at the end of Upper Canyon Road in 1919, now home to
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the National Audubon Society. Indiana native and celebrated muralist Olive Rush moved to Santa Fe shortly after Davey, making a home in what is now the Quaker Meetinghouse. Santa Fe painter Jerry West is the son of the late artist Harold West, and historian Elizabeth West’s former brother-in-law. He spent some of his childhood on Canyon Road and recalls Olive Rush as enjoying a rural lifestyle, with orchards on her property. “When I was a kid in 1942,” he says, “I’d go and work for Olive on the weekend and help her with her gardens.” Canyon Road remained primarily residential through most of the 1950s with just a sprinkling of businesses, including four grocery stores. “There were hardly any galleries before then,” Jerry West recalls. A creative atmosphere was already beginning to emerge on the street, gaining momentum when the city made two crucial decisions. In 1957, the street became part of Santa Fe’s historic district—reborn as a Residential Arts and Crafts zone. This watershed decision meant artists could sell work from their homes. The number of businesses began to rise, and, not surprisingly, many of them were arts-related. Modern-day Canyon Road is a narrow winding lane boasting old adobes, housing an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, and restaurants. In 2007, the American Planning Association deemed Canyon Road one of the 10 Great Streets in America. The APA noted “the buildings themselves are works of art—doors and gates all painted in rich shades of turquoise, purple, red, and yellow.” According to Edgar Lee Hewett, in an early 1900s edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican, “The arts have kept Santa Fe from becoming an ‘up-to-date’ burg and made it unique and beautiful. Artists and writers constitute only a small percentage of the population, but their influence is everywhere you look.” Nowhere is that influence more visible than on Canyon Road. cr
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h, the places you will go when you hit Canyon Road! And oh, the scrumptious food you will eat! Santa Fe’s famous art road has several eating establishments—ranging from an old-fashioned lunch counter to two homes of local haute cuisine. Food and service at any you choose are superb. Residents of the City Different use the ultimate compliment to describe them: Canyon Road restaurants are indelibly, uniquely “so Santa Fe.” Strolling from west to east is the best way to explore, checking out all the nooks and crannies. Take your time, stroll down the road that was formerly an old trail leading to the mountains. This prime tourist destination had its roots as a truck-farming community on the eastern side of Santa Fe—a place where old Pueblo-style homes and neighborhood tiendacitas (mom-and-pop general stores) stood cheek by jowl. It began blossoming as “the place where those artists live” in the 1900s, when East Coast artists began living in the adobe houses and studios along its route. Post World War II, Canyon Road burst into full bloom once the city remodeled it into a paved thoroughfare. Galleries and art supply stores began cropping up, and Friday night exhibition openings commenced. Monthly Friday Night Art Walks are still a fixture on the first weekend of the month. The gastronome and art lover will find the area dotted with establishments to feed both body and soul. To be sure, the culinary delights are as tempting as the art on display. Simply put, Canyon Road makes an art of dining.
You can pamper your palate with comestibles ranging from sprightly gourmet teas to succulent elk tenderloin, from French roast coffee and pastries to Oregon pinot noir and Spanish tapas. Hungry for history and the plato del día? Try small plates of grilled octopus and shrimp on the cozy back patio of an 1835-era adobe while local flamenco dancers swirl around you. Or sit on the front portal and let the Road’s passing parade of pedestrians be your entertainment. Visit a mid-20th-century eatery nestled in a cluster of homes. A serene example of Santa Fe’s outdoor dining, secluded behind high walls and leafy trees, tempts with a high-end menu: salmon, striped bass, and Muscovy duck. The epicure will find no lack of earthly delights here. The food on Canyon Road is not only for the luxury-inclined, not by a long shot. Hoist a soda at a nostalgic classic lunch counter, or explore any of the other eateries. Intrepid gallery goers will find no lack of tasty edibles. No matter what your tastes or taste buds crave, Canyon Road is a well-chosen spot for all things artistic, and a gastronomic must. cr
What a treasure! Chef Cindy prepares creative soups, sandwiches and local fare. The beef is grass-fed and the cafe also offers fresh baked goods daily. The barista creates great coffee drinks and here you can get the best breakfast burrito in town. I love this place and its charming Canyon Road atmosphere. —Joan G., Santa Fe on Yelp!
233 Canyon Road • 505-820-7996 • Catering Available Open 7 days • Winter Hours 8am - 5pm • Summer Hours 8am - 8pm
Confluence, 2013, limited edition lost-wax cast glass with oil patina, each approximately 15”x5”x3” Exclusively at NoiseCat on Canyon.
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Café des Artistes 223 ’ Canyon, 505-820-2535 Caffe Greco 233 Canyon, 505-820-7996 The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com El Farol 808 Canyon, 505-983-9912 elfarolsf.com Geronimo 724 Canyon, 505-982-1500 geronimorestaurant.com The Teahouse 821 Canyon, 505-992-0972 teahousesantafe.com
shop ‘til you drop On Canyon Road—one of the most creative streets in the world—there’s much more to see than just art. Independent shops abound, which makes sense considering the City Different’s origin as a trading post. The stunning half-mile-long street is eminently walkable, the opportunities for unique shopping plentiful. Diverse shops carry everything from chic home furnishings and contemporary jewelry to some of the Southwest’s finest leather goods. So hit the pavement and shop the day away—the automobile traffic is minimal, and the sun is almost always shining. Looking for a gift for that special someone? Try a jewelry shop for anything from a regionally inspired turquoise Concho belt to a princess-cut diamond ring or a worldclass watch. Dying to bring some of that Santa Fe charm home with you? Seek out one of the many locales with textiles or art décor on hand. You’ll even find boutiques filled with children’s clothing and high-end pet goods. If you need to fuel up, grab a bite at one of the many charming eateries, or relax and unwind in the garden at El Zaguán. With its beautifully preserved and restored adobe and Territorial-style homes, Canyon Road provides the perfect atmosphere for strolling, window shopping, revamping your home’s décor, or upgrading your wardrobe. So pocket your keys—this distinctive street is practically begging to be explored by you—the savvy, strolling shopper. cr
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“I can’t think of another single-mile strip that offers the sheer amount of incredible galleries and restaurants. I own a home in the neighborhood, too, and Canyon Road is a great location for people watching. As proof of how much I love the area, I named my dog, Persephone, after a cocktail at one of our neighborhood’s spectacular restaurants.” —Jim Luttjohann, executive director, Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
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“I’ve been to Canyon Road art district in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I would say that it is an art gallery paradise, interspersed with wonderful little coffee shops. The galleries feature some great artists, including Chicago’s Jim Dine. The sculptures are also amazing.” —Richard Joseph Cronborg, visitor, sculptor/painter, Chicago, Illinois
“Canyon Road is this magical neighborhood where beautiful art, historic architecture, colorful gardens, and characters of all walks of life are intertwined together. A walk down Canyon Road provides a glimpse of Santa Fe’s glorious past and exciting future. Nowhere in the U.S. can one experience art come to life like it does on Canyon Road.” —Cynthia Delgado, marketing director, Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Katrina Howarth, Rose Quartz Lane, oil on canvas, 12 x 16" “On an afternoon stroll across to Rose Quartz Lane, you will enjoy the maze through the sunny apricot and crimson cherry orchard up to the old village of Stoney Chapel. Take a moment to breathe the lavender scented hills before returning home.” Katrina Howarth paintings are a lovely addition to anyone’s home. The artist’s whimsical approach will make you take a moment out of your day to enjoy! 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311, alexandrastevens.com 215 Tremont St, Galveston, TX, 713-550-6431, thehowarthgallery.com
Diana Pardue, Chama River Landscape #2, oil on canvas, 30 x 40" Diana draws on her interpretation of the canyons, mountains, rivers, and deserts of New Mexico to create dynamic landscape paintings flooded with color and light. La Mesa of Santa Fe has shown contemporary art, glass, clay, furniture and lighting since 1982. GVG Contemporary 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688, lamesaofsantafe.com Jennie Kiessling, cradle, acrylic, graphite, and earth from Masonville, Colorado, on repurposed wood, 20 x 21" Jennie Kiessling is a conceptual painter, whose work reconsiders contemporary American landscape painting. Her new paintings are featured from April 26 through May 17 in KNOW PLACE. LIKE HOME. In cradle, Kiessling meditates on the location of her mountain home in Colorado. “One evening as the sun was setting and I was on my slow ascent, the outline of the distant mountains met the dark evening sky. I was struck by its cradle shape. A place in which I rest; a place that not only supports my body but my mind as well.“ 202 Canyon Rd, 505-982-1494 gvgcontemporary.com
Mark White Fine Art Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden with Siri Hollander’s stunning horses to experience bliss. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Gino Hollander, Ethan and Mark White, and Charles Veilleux. We look forward to your visit at our Railyard gallery as well. 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073, markwhitefineart.com
Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Rick Stevens, Nothing But Life, 2012, oil on canvas, framed, 38 x 82" When Rick Stevens observes the grandness of nature, he perceives not only the land, sky, and vegetation, but also the empty spaces and the flow of energy that unites these discrete components into a dynamic whole. His oil paintings give us entry into a hidden dimension of the natural world that throbs with energy, light, and color. His new work is currently on display at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary. 200B Canyon Rd, 505-984-2111, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com
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Martha Keats Gallery Michelle Gagliano, La Foresta Gingko I, II & III, oil on panel, 60 x 24 x 3" (each panel) Martha Keats Gallery celebrates 30 years in the heart of the historic Canyon Road district. The work of 10 local and national artists is displayed within this spacious adobe building. Michelle Gagliano achieves a luminous depth in her paintings through the use of multiple earth-tone glazes applied over a gold leaf under-layer. The unique radiance within this work resonates with a translucence all its own. 644 Canyon Rd, 505-982-6686, marthakeatsgallery.com
Sue Krzyston, Peaceful Harmony, 24 x 30" Her collectors say . . . ”Sue’s work is stunning, bringing to life the beauty of Pueblo and Native American antiquities in striking colors, remarkable textures, and brilliant use of light. She is a special talent.” 421 Canyon Rd, 505-988-3444, sagecreekgallery.com
De La Serna Fine Arts Studio & Gallery Jacobo de la Serna, Renata’s House, oil on panel, 5 x 7" It is within the El Faról compound that internationally-acclaimed artist and scholar Jacobo de la Serna has opened De La Serna Fine Arts Studio & Gallery. In the style of the old Santa Fe artists, Jacobo invites you into his private studio to enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone era. Jacobo de la Serna has said of his venue, ”I am interested in fostering an opportunity for dialogue between artist and patron. As a multigenerational New Mexican, I have the unique opportunity to share my family story and celebrate my heritage through my art.” Jacobo paints in the representational style of the old New Mexico masters and creates handbuilt ceramic sculptural vessels. 808 Canyon Rd, 505-507-6585, delasernafinearts.com
Mark Yearwood, Alternate Ratio, acrylic and graphite on canvas 40 x 60" Mark Yearwood’s fine art is all about form, a little geometry, architectural aspects, and organic textures. He has been influenced along the way by Native American art and culture, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the “grittiness” of growing up on an Oklahoma red dirt farm. What is inside is being released in the abstract sense, allowing for a co-creation of meaning between artist and viewer. Mark says, “My desire is to stimulate art viewers to explore their own interpretation of my work. When they connect with the art, I’ve succeeded. A process balanced between creative desire and the interpretive acts of viewers. Art is ultimately about that human connection.” 219 Delgado St, 505-983-6537, inartsantafe.com
“When you turn onto Canyon Road, you enter into another world. It’s incredible. Art galleries with spectacular sculptures and gorgeous paintings in the midst of the best restaurants in New Mexico. The lights and the winding street are evocative of Disneyland, except augmented by sheer beauty. Coming here from NewYork City with all its great museums and galleries, I was shocked to find such a magical oasis of art and food and music in the middle of the desert at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. On Christmas Eve, it is magically illuminated with farolitos and luminarias and Christmas lights like you have never seen before.” —Michael Graves, actor
Karen Melfi Collection Tibetan Gau Box necklace by Melanie De Luca For 24 years, the Karen Melfi Collection has been representing the finest local and national jewelry, wearable art, and contemporary craft artists. Located on Canyon Road, KMC offers a wide selection of high-quality, handcrafted items in all price ranges. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-982-3032, karenmelficollection.com
Necklace created by Navajo master silversmith Shane Hendron in the traditional 17th-century Japanese Mokume Gane method of metalsmithing. Features newly found Grasshopper turquoise from Nevada, silver, and copper. “We love finding beautiful American turquoise and highlighting it in fresh, new jewelry designs by outstanding Native American artists.” 656 Canyon Rd, 505-983-8743 silversun-sf.com
“Passport to the Arts is a wonderful venue for local and visiting artists to showcase their talents to collectors that come to Santa Fe.” —Bonnie French, treasurer, Canyon Road Merchants Association
passport to the arts celebrating Canyon Road’s traditions
by Samantha Schwirck
anyon Road’s rich, multicultural history is celebrated during Passport to the Arts, an annual two-day public art affair with events up and down the creative road known by so many. Presented by the Canyon Road Merchants Association, more than 100 artists from around the country join together for Passport to the Arts, as somewhat of an opening event for the Road’s summer art season. The setting is fitting, considering Santa Fe’s history as an artist colony, as well as its recognition as the third largest art market in the United States. On Canyon Road alone, you’ll find work by more than 1,000 artists exhibited in various galleries. “Canyon Road has long been a mecca for artists. Passport to the Arts honors the tradition of live art that has always made Canyon Road unique among art districts,” says Canyon Road Merchants Association board member Nancy Leeson. Genres range from con-
temporary, abstract, and modern to expressionistic, figurative, traditional, and Native American. You might find fineart photography and encaustic works in one gallery; stone, wood, bronze, or glass sculptures in another; and oil, acrylic, or watercolor pieces around the corner. Most of these venues are also internationally known and celebrated, representing both up-and-coming painters and sculptors, as well as established and widely collected artists. On Friday May 10, in addition to the usual Friday-night exhibition openings (often accompanied by refreshments and, in some cases, live music and entertainment), Passport to the Arts assembles special events at many galleries where artists and gallerists host demonstrations, lectures, and special shows. Also on Friday, more than 50 artists from Canyon Road galleries create and offer items— including sculpture, glass art, jewelry, weavings, photographs, pottery, and paintings—in Passport to the Arts’ Silent
Auction. The silent auction takes place at multiple venues on and around Canyon Road. Worth noting is the Passport to the Arts’ accessibility; all special events are open to the public. An Artist Quick Draw kicks things off on Saturday, May 11, with the Sant Fean’s own Bruce Adams volunteering as auctioneer. During the one-and-a-half hour event, 40 Canyon Road artists make use of 90 minutes to complete an original work, with spectators watching, no matter the weather conditions—giving both visitors and locals a chance to observe the area’s plein air tradition firsthand. The works are then auctioned at a live auction throughout the afternoon and evening. A portion of the proceeds from the auctions benefit student music programs. “Passport to the Arts is a wonderful venue for local and visiting artists to showcase their talents to collectors that come to Santa Fe to watch them at work during two art-filled days,” says Bonnie French, Canyon Road Merchants Association treasurer and Waxlander Gallery director. Both the Artist Quick Draw and auctions expose the artists to collectors from far and wide. And in turn, the collectors have the opportunity to see a large group of established and emerging artists in one place at a fun event.” Go to visitcanyonroad.com for artist and bidder registration information, as well as a detailed schedule of events and general information about Passport for the Arts and the Canyon Road Merchants Association. cr
“The neighborhood is a wonderful mix of Hispanic families and Anglos. There are old adobes here, some newer construction. I plan on having a party for neighbors all around us when we finish moving in. Everyone has been friendly and welcoming, and you can’t beat that for making you feel you’ve put your feet down in the right place.” —Peggy Diggs, former Lecturer in Art, Williams College, and working artist
last look photo by Charles Mann
On Canyon Road, beauty is tucked away in every corner. Outdoor art aboundsâ€”from large bronze sculptures to colorful murals and beautiful gardens. Here, a whimsical combination of wild flowers and playful sculpture surprises and welcomes visitors to the neighborhood.
OpENINgs ANd ExhIbITIONs IN 2013 Joseph Breza – July 19th
Timothy Horn – August 16th
Moments of Contemplation, 24” x 48”, Oil Stop and Eat, 24” x 30”, Oil
Wendy Higgins – Sept. 13th
Bruce Cody – Oct. 11th
Precious Metals, 24” x 36”, Oil
Sunset on the West, 36” x 48”, Oil
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Contenta Consignment The Contenta Consignment story is about home. We love home design and all the elements that go into creating a beautiful home environment. Treat yourself to a visit to Contenta, located at the corner of Agua Fria Street and Siler Road, where you can expect to discover the unexpected. Contenta consignors are our partners and Contenta customers are our friends. When you come to visit our shop, we’ll warmly welcome you to our family, treasures, and so much more. 2907 Agua Fria St (at Siler Rd) 505-424-0792, contentaconsignment.com
The Golden Eye Staurolite ring in 22k gold and sterling silver. New Mexico Andradite Garnet ring in 22k gold, 18k gold, and sterling silver. Striped bands in 22k gold, 18k gold, and sterling silver by master goldsmith Falk Burger, exclusively at The Golden Eye. Bring your inner goddess over to play in our opulent wonderland. Precious gems and high carat gold like you’ve never seen before, handwrought in the spirit of nature and antiquity. 115 Don Gaspar Ave, 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038 goldeneyesantafe.com
La Mesa of Santa Fe These unique rain chains are made by Margaret and Michael Joplin. Custom handcrafted lost wax cast glass beads are strung on cable with repurposed steel fittings. They are available in various colors and lengths. La Mesa has shown contemporary art, glass, clay, furniture, and lighting since 1982. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688, lamesaofsantafe.com
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Our patented and interchangeable jewelry system allows you to wear pieces as a ring, necklace, or bracelet . . . with endless possibilities! High-tech ceramic, stainless steel, 18k gold, or platinum . . . you decide! Call for a free catalog. 66 E San Francisco St 505-660-8614 charlotteshop.com
Back on the Rack Back on the Rack—reSale, reCreate, rePurpose. Two locations to shop local in Santa Fe! Eclectic and unique mix of practical furniture, housewares, collectibles, decor, books, jewelry, and much more. Stop by today to see why we have such fun and maybe take something home you can enjoy! Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5:30 pm, Sunday 12 pm–4 pm. 1248 Siler Rd, 505-424-9273, 1836 Cerrillos Rd, 505-983-0665, shopbotr.com
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The Beat Goes On The very best retail therapy and feel-good adventure is a visit to The Beat Goes On in the Guadalupe Center. This small consignment shop is full of real Santa Fe treasures, not the least of which is Susie, the owner. She’s charming, quirky, friendly, and full of good advice if asked. The clothes, jewelry, and accessories she selects for her store are interesting, exceptionally well priced, currently styled, and only gently used. This little, out-of-the-way place is Santa Fe at its best. 333 Montezuma Ave, 505-982-7877
Rippel and Company Reversible rings by Gloria Sawin. Beautiful selection of gemstones set in sterling silver or 14k gold. Earrings and bracelets also reversible. Available only at Rippel and Company. 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-986-9115, santafefliprings.com johnrippel.com, facebook.com/SterlingSantaFe
The Double Take Experience Blending retail with resale, Double Take is one of Santa Fe’s great destination spots for travelers, dealers, bargain hunters, and collectors. Having something for everyone—from the ordinary to the extraordinary—makes it a must-stop for local families and their out-of-town guests! Home of Santa Fe Pottery, Hacienda, The Ranch, The Ranch Gallery, Encore Vintage & Designer, and Double Take Mens, Womens, Kids, and Baby Store. Located in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic Guadalupe/Railyard district. Check us out on Facebook! 321 S Guadalupe St, 505-989-8886, facebook.com/DoubleTakeSantaFe
Lily of the West Custom designed clothing exclusive to Santa Fe—for bridal, celebrations, or just to dress in beauty! We use silks and French laces, along with fine leathers and beautiful costume jewelry. We welcome your visit! Please call or email for hours and appointments. 227 E Palace Ave, 505-982-5402 lilyofthewest.com email@example.com
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 util five bootmakers and is committed to style, elegance, customer comfort, and satisfaction. Whether it’s the classic alligator or any of the hundreds of other designs available, Boots & Boogie outfits you with style. 102 E Water St, in the El Centro Mall, one block southwest of La Fonda on the Plaza, 505-983-0777 santafebootsandboogie.com
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The Las Campanas home of Paul Laudicina and Louise Jaramillo balances regional influences with contemporary style, creating a striking home interiorâ€”thanks to Emily Mingenbach-Henry of Emily Henry Interiors. Read more about this subtle and elegant homage to Northern New Mexico on the following pages.
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500 Canyon Road • Prime location at the corner of Canyon Road and Delgado • Gallery and three private residences on 4 contiguous lots • With 16 off-street parking spaces, gardens, landscaping • 5 br, 6 ba, 8653 sq.ft. SantaFeProperties.com/201204953
12 la Vega • Impeccable compound in the heart of the Galisteo Village • With three unique dwellings: main home, guest home, studio • Double adobe; guest house, studio with theater & gallery • 4 br, 4 ba, 6322 sq.ft., 0.93 acre SantaFeProperties.com/201205400
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183 HeadquaRteRs tRail • Private hacienda, on a mountain top with unobstructed views • Gorgeous adobe/frame home, with Santa Fe elements • Large swimming pool, hot tub, orchard, and horses welcome! • 4 br, 4 ba, 3940 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 21.55 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201300045
1461 & 1467 uppeR Canyon Road • Lush river valley off of Upper Canyon Rd, on the Santa Fe River • The house & smaller 0.56-acre lot: $897,500 (MLS 201203849) • A 0.67-acre lot with 55% of well: $695,000 (MLS 201204149) • Two adj. lots (2.24 acres), 646 feet river front, 3 acre-foot well SantaFeProperties.com/201202907
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215 Camino enCantado • 1950 Bill Lumpkins classic totally refurbished with integrity • 3 living rooms and courtyard for gracious in/out entertaining • Gourmet kitchen, oak & flagstone floors, all new systems • 3 br, 2 ba, 3600 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2 acres, 100 mile views SantaFeProperties.com/201200650
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a Santa Fe home successfully merges styles
by Samantha Schwirck
or Emily Mingenbach-Henry of Emily Henry Interiors, inspiration is somewhat of a melting pot. The interior designer cites her background, her personal taste, and, of course, her clients’ requests as determining factors when she designs a new space. The inspiration behind Paul Laudicina and Louise Jaramillo’s Las Campanas home is Mingenbach-Henry’s upbringing. “I grew up in Taos with my hippie family, in a crumbling adobe with Navajo rugs, Herman Miller furniture, and knock-you-dead contemporary art on the walls,” she says. This experience shaped the designer’s ideal of what makes up Northern New Mexico style, and allows for improvisation. “Santa Fe is world-class, but in a way that’s free and down to earth,” she explains. This innate understanding of “Santa Fe style” was the driving force behind the designer’s starting point for this project: Navajo rugs from Shiprock Santa Fe. Their patterns and colors shaped the fabric choices and color palettes throughout the rest of the home.
In the master bedroom, self-designed walnut side tables, a Berman Rosetti bed, and Holly Hunt sconces complement the neutral but resonant textiles. The combination creates a space that highlights Mingenbach-Henry’s personal preferences, which she describes as clean, relaxed, and natural, but infused with color and joy. “It’s wonderful to see this recent wave, or revival, if you will, of contemporary architecture and design [in Northern New Mexico]. The clean lines are so well suited to our environment and ideals,” Mingenbach-Henry says. This design also satisfied the client’s request for a room that is serene and calming—“nothing over the top, but subtle and relaxing.” The kitchen, living room, and guest house represent a similar balance between Southwestern style and clean but warm contemporary elements. The contemporary aesthetic is due, in part, to lighting choices. In the kitchen and living room, hand-blown glass pendants by Holly Hunt and a whimsical Bocci chandelier are both understated yet sophisticated accents.
A funky sectional in retro olive and tangerine by B&B Italia significantly brightens the open kitchen area.
“It’s wonderful to see this recent wave of contemporary architecture and design in Northern New Mexico. The clean lines are so well-suited to our environment and ideals.” —Emily Mingenbach-Henry
In the powder room, sconces by Porta Romana are subtle but important. “Good lighting goes a very, very long way,” Mingenbach-Henry says. “Why is it so often overlooked?”
“In general, I like clean lighting, and this house in particular called for a light touch. Though fairly large in scale, the feel inside the house is anything but massive. I didn’t like the idea of weighing down the interiors,” said Mingenbach-Henry. Cabinetry and hardware by Wood Design and Santa Fe By Design and tile work by Statements in Tile/Lighting/Kitchens also provide light and refreshing elements in these communal areas. Regional textiles and accessories, as well as neutral plaster color choices, offset the modern look. Throughout the home, there are 12 different plaster colors by Variance Plaster that blend together seamlessly. For all of the home’s clean lines and calming interiors, there’s just as much that’s exciting and fun. Take the bright, open-floor-plan kitchen as an example. A colorful and funky sectional sofa by B&B april/may 2013
Mingenbach-Henry combines a chocolate sofa with aqua and green pillows to make a bedroom pop. Natural light and one-of-a-kind plaster colors add soothing elements.
“When you dissect the rooms, the Southwestern elements are minimal. But everything looks tied together and feels so Santa Fe.” —Emily Mingenbach-Henry
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Unique textiles make Paul and Louise’s daughter’s bedroom an exciting mix of urban and edgy.
Italia provides a striking backdrop in the kitchen’s adjacent sitting area, complete with large windows and skylights for natural light. The kitchen table and center island are tied together, once again, by lighting—a simple but sculptural chandelier by Bocci juxtaposes three elegant blown-glass pendants. “It’s such a cozy and happy space, and everything looks great together,” Mingenbach-Henry says. In fact, this space is the designer’s favorite part of the home, largely because of the colors, lighting, and wall color, known as peach crisp. “That awesome sofa in those wonderful colors against the spectacular lighting, that vibrant rug, and those walls! It looks like a fun room to be in,” she concludes. “A joyful family hangout.” The home’s departure lies in one of the daughter’s bedrooms. It’s an edgy, urban space with black and white Osborne & Little wallpaper, a Castec-upholstered Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll, red accent pillows by Ann Lawrence, and contemporary European lighting fixtures. For a client who wanted “something sophisticated and modern, but warm, cheerful, and inviting,” Emily MingenbachHenry certainly delivered. “When you dissect the rooms, the Southwestern elements are minimal,” she says. “But everything looks tied together and feels so Santa Fe.”
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Living the Santa Fe dream is easy with this unique four-lot compound on the corner of Canyon Road and Delgado Street. In addition to three private residences and a Territorial-style, 3,180-square-foot gallery space, you’ll also find 16 off-street parking spaces on the property. The compound is a Lockwood Construction project—the same contractor that worked on the Eldorado Hotel’s Agave Bar and the new Santa Fe School of Cooking. Its gallery space glows via classic true-divided light windows and multiple French doors. The home defines spaciousness with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a terrace, and a portal overlooking the bustling Canyon Road. An additional lure of the 3,120-square-foot, private main home is its mature landscaping, with old trees and a lush garden framing the large portal. An extra bonus— two guest casitas offer a place for your most treasured visitors to unwind and enjoy Santa Fe’s historic eastside charm.
List price: $6.8 million Contact: Kevin Bobolsky and Marilyn Foss, Santa Fe Properties, 505-982-4466, santafeproperties.com
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10 Shorthorn (NW Santa Fe), large home, studio, garage/workshop and stables on 11.16 acres MLS #201203431 10 Shorthorn (NW Santa Fe), large home, studio, garage/workshop and stables on 11.16 acres MLS #201203431
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List price: $1,395,000 Contact: Jane Hiltbrand, Allegretti & Hiltbrand/ Barker Realty, 505-946-8475, barkerrealestatesantafe.com
Defining, describing, and collaborating with a designer is a challenge, due to the influx of style influences these days. As a designer, it’s important to cull a client’s true personality and help them tell their design story in their home. There is no cookie-cutter approach when you are focusing on the client, so flexibility is key. A designer can create a mid20th-century modern look for an entire home, if that’s the client’s desire. An alternative style can emerge when designer and client map out an eclectic design, creating a flow with a mix of pieces with different colors, from different countries. Santa Fe has a rich history of art and design, influencing many people’s design choices for their homes here. Native American, Anglo, and Hispanic communities in Northern New Mexico have all benefitted from one another. These cultures built upon each other’s traditional crafts and art forms—pottery, weaving, painting, sculpture, and furniture making— taking them to new levels. We have modern Bauhaus design, influenced by the 1950s tabletop company Nambé, to add to the mix. There remains, as always, Georgia O’Keeffe’s influence. This architectural and art mix brings together diverse influences, resulting in Spanish-influenced Pueblo adobe structures. Those vigas, canales, corbels, and nichos are architectural details we still find so enchanting. What makes this style so unique is its ability to hold up to so many trends and fashions. Your choices range from modern furniture to French country and Italian antiques. Because Santa Fe has always been about Eclectic design is captured by pairing an antique French farmhouse table with six Louis Ghost chairs. The accent wall features Chris Martinez’s original photography from his series Drive By.
Above: This warm and inviting luxury home encourages relaxation and creativity. The music room offers a spectacular vista which inspired such musicians as the Eagles’ Glenn Frey.
From Fremont Ellis, the youngest member of Los Cinco Pintores, to Glenn Frey, former Eagles’ guitarist and keyboardist, many artists have found inspiration in this four-bedroom home. Located on a spacious and rural plot off of Old Las Vegas Highway, this Southwestern-style house is both elegant and inviting. It features slate flooring, hand-troweled plaster walls, custom lighting and stonework, as well as coved plaster ceilings. An attached guest apartment affords views that span from Ski Santa Fe to the Galisteo Basin, and a separate music studio can double as an office, artist studio, or guesthouse.
Modern is in, even in a traditional Santa Fe–style home.
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combining the old with the new, drape a Navajo textile across a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams modern chair. Go ahead, place a Zuni pot on a Herman Miller table, or throw an Ann Lawrence antique lace pillow on a Cisco slipcovered bed with a Kiki Martinez skull painting hanging above it. In our city, all of it works. Our greatest risk is becoming cliché, limiting our design and décor choices to what was popular in the 1980s. True Santa Fe style means incorporating new materials, new forms, and new techniques, and constantly updating the established. So here are a few tips for creating a beautiful eclectic home with style consistency.
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1.) Modern is in, even in a traditional Santa Fe–style home. This is a big leap for many homeowners, so start by adding a few wellchosen pieces. A contemporary rug on the floor of a rustic adobe home is a great way to create contrast. 2.) Look at today’s fashions. Colors and styles on the runway will find themselves in your living room within a year or two. Fashion guru Ralph Lauren’s home goods epitomize American traditional, especially the styles of the Southwest. 3.) Check out the local flea market and local art galleries to find interesting old pieces to mix in with your transitional and modern furniture. 4.) If you live in a modern, stark home, warm it up with mixed textiles and cozy traditional pieces to offset the hard lines. 5.) Mix the furniture styles to create a beautiful vignette in your home. For instance, take an antique farm table and place modern Lucite chairs around it, or take a modern setting and throw a cowhide or Navajoinspired Ralph Lauren rug on the floor.
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hat happens when you combine a former Brooklynite with a degree from the Pratt Institute, an actor with an MFA in theater and experience in stagecraft, a licensed counselor/ hypnotherapist, and American Clay? You get Kathy Brennan, installer and owner of Cat Dog Walls, Carlyn Wade, American Clay instructor/installer, and Carol Christianson, installer and owner of Paint and Clay Finishes. Throw Santa Fe into the mix, and once again, the City Different marries art to artisanship. These women are on a mission—a mission to share the beauty, benefits, and durability of this interior décor medium. The friends team up often, working on many upscale homes together. Depending on which person A traditional fireplace is enhanced by the depth and richness of American Clay. The material imparts subtle texture and warmth in a variety of uses.
gets the job, one leads the crew, and the other two serve as team. Brennan specializes in concierge-style consultations, individually tailoring installations of the clay. She has almost 30 years of experience in interior painting and plastering—something she shares with Christianson. “I’ve done this for so long,” says Brennan. “I get walls. I get what needs to happen in my bones.” Working with client feedback, she creates the perfect shade, consistency, and texture with sample boards of different clay compositions. A typical presentation can feature samples with straw or mica mixed in. It is laborious work—requiring the prepping of surfaces, installing the clay to the walls with a trowel, misting, additional layering, and more misting. “The process enmeshes the layers and creates a mechanical bond,” according to Wade. The clay is a remarkably flexible alternative to paint, plaster, and adobe, according to Wade. “It’s eco-friendly, zero VOC. That’s zero volatile organic compounds. It also carries a positive ion charge. Dust and dirt don’t stick to the walls.” That’s excellent news for anyone concerned about allergens, allegic reactions, or exposure to chemicals in the home. Brennan, Wade, and Christianson are passionate about what they use. “I was like a kid in a candy shop,” said Wade, referring to her first experience
Carlyn Wade, American Clay instructor/ installer, Carol Christianson, installer/ owner of Paint and Clay Finishes, and Kathy Brennan, owner of Cat Dog Walls, are hands-on experts on the versatility of American Clay.
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working with the clay. She describes the surface as subtle, reflecting the nuances of light throughout the day, relaxing the eye, and feeding the senses. “It’s just so beautiful,” says Brennan, who has a BFA in painting and figurative drawing. “Such a different feel than paint. It has depth and richness.” Christianson puts a fine point on her love of the medium. “The beauty and versatility of American Clay is what keeps me working with it. It is a part of my life and my work.” Brennan sums up her offerings to clients this way: “What we do is create a wrap-around art installation as a living environment.”
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Simple room accents visually pop against the backdrop of an American Clay wall. Below, a range hood illustrates this medium’s adaptability to a number of surfaces.
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Santa Fe’s restaurant community continues to grow—adding to the more than 200 restaurants serving a town of roughly 70,000 inhabitants. Given the number of players on the field, the challenge for new restaurateurs is finding their niche. A new culinary trio have made their mark, and done it deliciously. Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen is the baby of Fiona Wong and Soma Franks, tucked away in Pacheco Park amidst a dozen or so designers, decorators, and boutique businesses. Chef Skye Walker Hothan created a menu of tasty dishes to celebrate popular food trends: gluten-free, vegan, organic, and locally sourced. Not surprisingly, there was an instant buzz about the food, placing them at the social core of this trending area. At breakfast, available Monday through Friday, look for yummy versions of lemon ricotta pancakes made with spelt, eggs Benedict with green chile hollandaise, and flatbread with figs, ricotta, and prosciutto. Lunch and dinner offer creative salads like sesame soba noodle and kale, and the best shrimp and grits this side of the Mississippi. Gourmet coffees, craft beers on tap, and a selection of wines provide liquid libations. After gobbling up a slab of the decadent chocolate cake or coconut sticky rice with bananas and rum caramel, take home a spirulina Power Ball for that afternoon or evening pick-me-up. Sweet indeed.—John Vollertsen
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, 1512 Pacheco Street, Building B, 505-795-738, sweetwatersf.com
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la vie français in the City Different by John Vollertsen
Pork chop with sweet potato puree, Midtown Bistro
Monkfish vol-au-vent, at 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Midtown Bistro tweaks Santacafé’s calamari— served here with a kicky citrus chipotle aioli and tangy habanero pineapple sauce. Salads are voluminous—our table favorite: a baby arugula with two-cheese polenta croutons, pears, and balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a lipsmacking combo of peppery, crunchy, sweet, and tart. The Cobb salad blends all the usual ingredients in a delicious new version with a zippy roasted shallot vinaigrette. At lunch and brunch, order a five- or ten-ounce burger, with green chile garnish, of course. The pile of accompanying crunchy red chile fries will feed the whole table. The Pacific crab cakes with mango salsa are packed with crustacean morsels, while the Reuben sandwich is moist and dripping with Gruyère. Add in the housemade chips and what you have is yummy! The scene at lunch is buzzy, but the mood changes at night. The menu complements the soigné atmosphere with skilled renditions of heartier dishes. Café society can sup on grilled rack of lamb with minted couscous and tamarind glaze, and pan-seared diver scallops dressed with an ingenious Kalamata olive butter sauce. Vegetarians can swap out a grilled portobello for the hanger steak in a main course salad. Get your delicious and nutritious with a quinoa and black bean pilaf, plated with smoky grilled vegetables and sauced with a peppy romesco sauce.
French bistro dining has shaped American food culture for decades. It has recently enjoyed a boost in the Santa Fe food scene in three distinct ways—the opening of the eponymous Midtown Bistro; the evolution of an Italian trattoria into a bistro at Vivre; and 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar revisiting bistro favorites. They offer what we love about Parisianthemed cafés: casual atmosphere, pocket-friendly prices, and menus full of classic dishes. All are delectably different in their own way—well worth an edible visit. If tapas bars and Spanish cuisine were the City Different trends in 2012, this spring, the breezes will be redolent of duck confit, escargot, smoky bacon lardon, and Roquefort cheese. The new kid on the bistro block is the stylish Midtown Bistro which opened its doors this winter in an unusual setting—a former women’s spa/ gym in a spare, industrial space on San Mateo. The lovely interior belies its locale. Soaring ceilings and dramatic lighting give the room a loft-like feel. The overall vibe transports you somewhere offbeat and funky. Comfortable red vinyl chairs and banquettes make a style statement in a room of white walls and tablecloths. Sprays of flowers warm up the sleek décor. The menu is more modern American than French—but the finesse and delicacy of the preparation suits its name. The menu evokes Santacafé, since Chef Angel Estrada and partner Edmund Catanach spent many years at the classic Santa Fe eatery. Their pedigree shows. You will also recognize many of the servers, along with some of the dishes Estrada brought with him on his hop across town.
Maltezos’s delicate desserts sent us over the edge. Talk about joie de “Vivre!”
Don’t miss the creamiest cheesecake in town, drizzled with salted caramel sauce. I predict the exotic rock sculpture garden will be the sexiest location for alfresco dining this summer. A beer and wine license was in process as we went to press, and you should expect a nice selection of international varietals and wine-themed cocktails. Chef Nelli Maltezos started back in 1999 at French Rociada. Today she returns to her roots in the same location to head the kitchen at Vivre. Most recently home to Trattoria Nostrani, the interior of the cozy cottage-like building is fresh and inviting. Diners can enjoy new window treatments, a light-drenched color scheme, and tangerine chairs. Maltezos takes a French bistro menu and imparts a wonderful lightness to la cuisine française classique. Luscious chicken liver pâté is reborn as mousse, amazingly fatty and ethereal at the same time. A silken fennel soup with a dash of Pernod serves as a bath for plump sweet mussels. Délicieux! Salads are as pretty as they are fresh and tasty. Roasted beets with Roquefort, and frisée with goat cheese and lardon are excellent preparations of two classics. The duck confit gratin with caramelized onion and pear is a decadent celebration of the French cooking tradition—we licked the casserole dish. For main courses, the ratatouille-stuffed cabbage rolls were a table favorite and vegetarian to boot. At the other end of the spectrum, a slab of braised pork belly with red wine reduction, and the steak au poivre vert flamed with cognac thrilled the carnivores at the table. There is much to love on the reserve wine list, but we were happily tempted with more affordable choices. The cost-friendly house list divided into both $25 and $50 offerings. The effervescent Crémant de Limoux, Gilbert Bertrand was a lovely start to a perfect meal. Two robust reds: the 2008 Corbières “Demoiselle,” Domaine De Fonsainte and the 2008 Haut Médoc, Le Baron de Malleret, wowed us through dinner. Maltezos’s delicate desserts sent us over the edge, especially the crème brûlée and the white chocolate passion fruit mousse cake. Talk about joie de “Vivre!”
White chocolate passion fruit mousse cake, at Vivre.
Edmund Catanach and Chef Angel Estrada, Midtown Bistro
Chef Nelli Maltezos of Vivre
In the same way we go to the garden to check which plants have survived the winter freeze, I survey the landscape of our restaurant scene. It’s exciting to see that most of my favorite perennials have weathered the rocky economic season. There were a few fatalities, most notably the Dish n’ Spoon Café, closing just days after we went to press on our February/March issue. I’m sorry to send readers to a place that is no more. The good news is that many new culinary buds are pushing skyward, a certain sign that Santa Fe possesses a rich and fertile culinary soil. We take our food here as seriously as we do our art, history, and culture. I have so much fun visiting these delicious newbies and encourage you to visit them, too. One of my favorite quick trip destination restaurants is the historic Legal Tender in nearby Lamy. As the days warm up, a jaunt out to this former saloon is a step back in time. Be assured, though, there is some very modern cooking going on. Legal Tender surprises visitors with plenty of outdoor dining space and welcoming hospitality, offered by a staff of volunteers. Longtime local chef Michael Gintert heads up the kitchen, and I’m a big fan of manager Cindy Lu and hubby/partner Johnny Jednak’s enthusiasm. The menu and details are available on their website—thelegaltender.com. As the talented players in our hospitality scene gear up for spring and summer, remember a great way to check out our previous restaurant reviews and features is by visiting the Santa Fean’s website, santafean.com. You’ll find a user-friendly guide to some of our favorite dining establishments, complete with links. Each link will take you to the company website for easy menu browsing. Patronize your favorite eateries, old and new—think of it as paying it forward!—JV april/may 2013
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of tapas. full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5 pm–11 pm.
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221 Shelby, 505-988-2355 tantiluce.com
Tanti Luce 221, situated in a beautiful 100-year-old adobe hacienda, features elegant dining combined with a vivacious bar scene, bringing a hint of Greenwich Village to Santa Fe. The Tanti Luce menu includes European cuisine with a Southwestern influence and fine wine. Inside the 221 Bar you will find new friends, tapas, and an eccentric and fun cocktail list. Like us on Facebook!
Anasazi Restaurant & Bar
113 Washington, 505-988-3030 rosewoodhotels.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, earth 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.
The Compound Restaurant
653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com Featured in Gourmet magazine as one of “America’s Best Restaurants,” The Compound is revered for its distinctive style and elegance since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award-winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this Santa Fe landmark restaurant with seasonal contemporary American cuisine and an award-winning wine list. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining space available. Lunch is served 12 pm–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.
319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com Since ‘93, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquite-smoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican 108
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specialties to Tex-Mex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Open seven days/ week, 11 am–midnight. Bar open until 1am Friday and Saturday.
Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn
125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-1977, docmartinsrestaurant.com Doc Martin’s restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Executive Chef Zippy White specializes in organic foods, with chile rellenos being his signature dish. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best of” award of excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30 pm–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.
213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary— served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy.The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array
227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com Chef-owned with “made by hand,” eclectic, innovative international cuisine and known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Just a short walk to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, hotels, and museums. “I admire a restaurateur who says, Hey, I want to cook the foods I love, like a musician who says, I want to play the music I enjoy. He would have made a great conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday–Sunday 5 pm–9 pm.
Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca
95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 ilpiattosantafe.com Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and house-made pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Three-course late night dining, $20.13, 9 pm–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am –4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30 pm–6 pm and 9 pm –10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal
India Palace 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 tandoori-fired 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.
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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 illuminates the dining experience by offering casual dining by fireside and candlelight in the evenings. Executive Pastry Chef Andrea Clover (two-time Chocolate Fantasy Award winner) and her imaginative 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 am–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5 pm–9 pm. Early evening dinner Cena Pronto, 5 pm–6:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–2 pm.
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 am–11:30 am; lunch Monday– Friday 11:30 am–2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm; dinner daily 5:30 pm–10 pm.
Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 handpoured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure
Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 fourseasons.com/santafe
125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11:00 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday– Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday 12 pm–5 pm.
Terra, the signature restaurant for Rancho Encantado, a Four Seasons Resort, features majestic views of the surrounding mountains and offers an inventive interpretation of American cuisine. Terra diners enjoy organic, locally sourced ingredients and majestic views of the surrounding desert. For a dining experience that is in perfect harmony with the local lifestyle, Terra’s thoughtful cuisine offers an inventive interpretation of classic Southwestern dishes and regional influences. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7 am–11:30 am (Saturday and Sunday to 11 am); lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30 pm–10 pm; brunch (Saturday and Sunday) 11 am–2:30 pm. 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 12 pm–10 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested.
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 worldrenowned traditional and contemporary native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this centuryold adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó’s specialty: carne adovada—marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days, May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Online store is now open!
The Ranch House 2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and Cristos Road near Kohl’s. Open
Monday–Thursday 11 am –9 pm , Friday and Saturday 11 am –10 pm , Sunday 11 am –9 pm ; happy hour 4–6 pm .
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. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to over 100 guests and offer several accommodations. 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 people-watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walk-thru and menus please visit our Facebook Page: Santacafe Restaurant Bar. april/may 2013
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April April 9 Richard Goode. The American classical pianist performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in a program entitled The Last Word. $20–$75, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. April 10 Across the Pond: The Botanical Exchange between the Old and New Worlds. Light refreshments precede the last lecture of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s Third Annual Winter Lecture Series with Baker Morrow—the first native New Mexican to be named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture. $5 (free for SFBG members), 2 pm, advanced registration suggested, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.
May 17–19 Eldorado Studio Tour. A weekend-long tour of Eldorado’s creative studios begins Friday night with a gala reception featuring the music of David Wescott Yard and Doug Frantz. Opening reception Friday, 5–7 pm, La Tienda at Eldorado. Open studios, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, eldoradostudiotour.org. May 19 Santa Fe Century. 25-, 50-, and 100-mile routes are available during Santa Fe’s classic bike race’s 28th year. Entry fee includes a water bottle, ride numbers, maps, route markings, six food and beverage stops, and Support and Gear (SAG) stops. $25, suggested start time 7 am–8:30 am, venue located at Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center (corner of St. Michael’s and Hospital Dr.), 505-982-1282, santafecentury.com.
artist and filmmaker, is displayed in a retrospective exhibition that originated at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. $6–$9 (discounts for students), New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 505-476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. May 17–September 8 Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land. O’Keeffe’s rarely seen paintings and drawings of katsina dolls—the hand-carved and painted wood figured representing spirit beings revered by Hopi and other Pueblo Indians—are displayed, alongside works inspired by the artist’s love of local landscapes and cultures. $6–$12 (discounts for children), Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 505-946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. Ongoing Here, Now and Always. Eight years of Native American collaboration yields an exhibit with poetry, song, story, scholarly discussion, and more than 1,300 artifacts from the museum’s collection. $6–$9, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1250, indianartsandculture.org.
April 15 Earth Chronicles Project. A month-long exhibition of works—whose mission is to "preserve ecology and culture through art and other creative solutions"—is accompanied by a documentary viewing at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Made possible in part by New Mexico Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. earthchroniclesproject.com.
Through May 12 Thicker than Water. Work by artists Brenda Croft, Tom Jones, Greg Staats, and Anna Tsouhlarakis, $5–$10, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral, 888-922-IAIA, iaia.edu/museum.
April 21 Santa Fe Symphony: April Joy. A concert with Mozart’s Concerto for 2 Pianos featuring a guest conductor, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 featuring the Anderson and Roe Piano Duo. $20–$70, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.
Through September 2 Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts. The aesthetics of Amish quilts are explored in an exhibit that considers the origin and transformation of the quilting tradition and highlights themes such as religion and migration. $6–$9 (discounts for students), Neutrogena Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.
April 19–21 Taos Fiber Marketplace. Artisans, vendors, and customers gather for a celebration of fiber arts where visitors will find everything from handspun yarn and one-of-a-kind stoles to bombyx silk and colcha embroidery. Friday and Saturday 9 am–6 pm, Sunday 9 am–2 pm, Taos Convention Center, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, 360-981-5509, taosfibermarketplace.com.
April 14, 2013–March 16, 2014 Cowboys Real and Imagined: Get Your Yee-Haw On. An original exhibition takes a look at New Mexico’s contribution to both mythical and realistic cowboys from the 17th century to the present. $6–$9, Herzstein Gallery at the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 505-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org.
May 17, 2013–September 7, 2014 John Connell: Cheap Secrets of the East. An exhibition of work by the late contemporary mixed-media artist John Connell. $8–$10 (discounts for children), Peter and Madeleine Gallery at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux, 575-7589826, harwoodmuseum.org.
April 25 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour. The 55th anniversary concert of the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world features the talent of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter, and Ambrose Akinmusire. $25–$55, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.
May May 11 Sangre de Cristo Chorale Performances. Celebrate the 45-member, 35-year-old Sangre de Cristo Chorale during their Spring Concert. $20 (discounts for students and children), 5 pm, Santa Maria de la Paz, 11 College Ave, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. 110
May 3–August 18 Peter Sarkisian Video Works, 1996–2012. The work of Peter Sarkisian, a New Mexico–based
May 22–27 31st Annual Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally. 30,000 motorcyclists gather in the village of Red River. Various locations, 800-348-6444, redriver.org.
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Las Vegas and Fort Union
The wildly Western town of Las Vegas, located about 65 miles east of Santa Fe, keeps New Mexico’s cowboy past alive and well. Established in 1835, Las Vegas prospered early as a stop along the Santa Fe Trail. The arrival of the railroad in 1879 only nudged its visibility and success along. Today, the National Register of Historic Places lists 900 Las Vegas homes and buildings, mostly done in Victorian and Spanish Mission styles. Las Vegas’s frontier appearance is so emblematic that the town was a backdrop in multiple classic Western movies such as Easy Rider and No Country For Old Men. While there, visit the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection (lasvegasmuseum.org), established by Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders regiment. You’ll find everything from historic maps and business records to Native American pottery and furnishings. For local cuisine and a supernatural experience, try dining at the haunted Historic Plaza Hotel (plazahotel-nm.com), located next to the Old Town Plaza. And, if you’re up for an extra adventure, Fort Union National Monument (nps.gov/ foun)—the ruins of what was once the largest military fort in the West—is located about 30 miles northeast of town.—Samantha Schwirck
Las Campanas Beauty
This Las Campanas beauty with BIG views has it all. Open & split floor plan, travertine & wood flooring, beams & vigas, plaster, elegant dining, premium appliances, custom doors & cabinetry, 3 BR/5 BA, office, family room, 3 fireplaces, oversized 2-car garage, radiant heat and cooling duct work in place. The list goes on. Offered at $975,000
This charming Northern New Mexico-style home lies on 8 acres just steps from the Chama River near Abiquiu. Deep portals wrap around the house with beautiful views to the south along the river and to the north into Carson National Forest. Property includes 2461 sq ft, 3 BR/2 BA oversized 3-car garage, private well, ditch rights and private gated entrance. #201300011. Offered at $499,000
Selling Santa Fe... All Areas, All Prices
This special light-filled home sits on 2 acres in desirable Eldorado and backs up to a green belt. Bright open living space, 2 generous guest bedrooms and a large master suite are complimented by Southwest finishes including vigas, nichos and Talavera tile. Extensive custom drip irrigation and attached 3-car garage. #201300802 Offered at $419,000
Gated Community Single level home in Las Lagunitas with views and privacy in a beautiful rural setting. Built in 2007, this 3BR/2BA home has tile floors, granite countertops, diamond plaster walls, knotty alder custom cabinets and solid core doors and an oversized double-car garage. #201204809 Offered at $425,000
Art and architecture meet in this unique 6500 sq. ft. double adobe masterpiece with spectacular views overlooking the city & Jemez Mountains. The main house encompasses elegant public rooms, a chefâ€™s kitchen, a luxurious master suite plus private guest wing. Property includes a 500 sq. ft. guest house. #201205469. Offered at $1,750,000
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