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30 Locals We Love Actors, artists, poets, chefs, and more­— meet some of our favorite Santa Feans

53 Canyon Road Magazine A special magazine supplement focused exclusively on Canyon Road




18 Publisher’s Note

22 City Different Wise Fool New Mexico’s upcoming programs and Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival 24 Mind and Body Luxury treatments for your toes and feet 26 Santa Favorites Hair salons

28 Q&A Joseph Illick, general director of Performance Santa Fe 29 Adventure Santa Fe’s cycling scene


45 Art Sculptor Mark White, painters Javier López Barbosa and Peggy Immel, Tansey Contemporary’s newest endeavors, and gallery show previews 94 Living Young interior designers making their mark on the Santa Fe scene, Modern General café and store, and children’s book author Diane Stanley at home

112 Day Trip Carlsbad Caverns National Park An underground exploration of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico makes for a great local trip. See page 112 for more. 16

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when describing the kind of artist he aims to represent in his gallery, Bill Hester recently said he looks for someone who’s in “the center of their voice.” It struck me that this is where we all want to be as creative human beings. To me, being in the center of your voice suggests that you’re grounded and confident with your artistic statements. Musicians talk about hitting each note while playing with confidence; listeners respond to that confidence. A town like Santa Fe, with its open and welcoming arms, allows each of us to be in the center of our voice and to sing confidently. Each of the fascinating individuals we highlight in this issue of the Santa Fean is clearly in the center of their voice. They engage in their personal and professional lives with confidence and a sense of security. That’s not to say they don’t have misgivings about various creative and professional choices; rather, they simply tackle whatever it is they’re facing and even take risks with a confidence that sets them apart. Any of us could have chosen a different city to live in—clearly there are cities with greater opportunities—yet we chose Santa Fe. This is a town that welcomes and encourages diversity in all areas. Artists of all sorts have chosen to live here, including the brave women who are studying the art of trapeze flying with Wise Fool New Mexico (see page 22). In their own way, they’re finding the center of their voice by following their dream, and in doing so they’re serving as wonderful examples of the extraordinary people who live in this town. This creative playground of personalities affects the entire community. Because we share this common thread, we’re bound together and embrace the city’s many and varied voices. In the gallery community alone, I see gallery owners’ generosity and kindness toward local schoolchildren, fellow gallery owners, art buyers, artists, and even a magazine publisher. Santa Fe is the perfect town for those who are in the center of their voice and those who are hoping to find it. We’re all on that same quest, and we all choose to live in Santa Fe. Meet a few of your neighbors.


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|O V E R H E A R D | Q: How has living in Santa Fe changed you? “Santa Fe has changed me with the sheer beauty and peace I’ve found living at the base of a mountain range. I can hop on my Harley motorcycle, and within five minutes I can be at Black Canyon. It’s given me balance within my active schedule to live in a natural area that I can access any time.” —Rich Verruni, managing director, The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa


“After 40 years in Manhattan, I moved to Santa Fe in 2002. The landscape opened up my mind and led me to return to my original love of the visual arts after 20 years in filmmaking. Even after an invigorating three-year stint in Paris, Santa Fe remained my spiritual home, and I returned in 2008 to open Ellsworth Gallery. The meeting of culture and nature that we enjoy every day in Santa Fe is unique in this world.” —Barry Ellsworth, owner, Ellsworth Gallery

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“Moving to Santa Fe in 2005 has been the best decision I’ve ever made. People here genuinely want to get to know the artists behind their work and connect with them. My music here is more fulfilling than [in any other] place I’ve ever lived, and that’s because of the deep relationships I have with friends and locals who come to hear me play. Santa Fe has matured me into the artist that I am today.” —David Geist, pianist/cabaret performer and artistic director, Pranzo Geist Cabaret

“Having the supreme privilege to join the esteemed Santa Fe culinary community has been—to be quite blunt—awe-inspiring. Everywhere I’ve been in the world I’ve heard about Santa Fe’s world-class dining scene, and now that I’m living it, I’m humbled and honored to be among such talent. The City Different is rich in artistry, food, and great character. I take great pride in playing a small part in it.”   —Marc Quiñones, executive chef, Luminaria at The Inn and Spa at Loretto

EASTSIDE ADOBE COMPOUND ON MUSEUM HILL Blocks to Canyon Road, this classic Santa Fe home has stunning gardens and 360-degree views, a library, gym/media room, detached studio, guesthouse and spa. 4 br, 4 ba, 7,626 sq.ft., 2-car garage. Gavin Sayers • 505.690.3070 • $2,700,000

UNCOMPROMISED TAOS COMPOUND IN MAJESTIC DES MONTES This elegant house, guesthouse and pool house is a private wonderland surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and stunning views. 4 br, 5 ba, 6,000 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 9.77 acres. Marg & Annie VeneKlasen • 505.660.9151 505.670.5202 • $1,975,000

CLASSIC SANTA FE ELEGANCE WITH SWEEPING VIEWS This home, built in 2000, is in a gated subdivision blocks from Canyon Road. It has high-end finishes, oak and flagstone floors, a new roof and stucco. 3 br, 4 ba, 3,260 sq.ft., 2-car finished garage, 0.32 acre. Gavin Sayers • 505.690.3070 • $1,095,000

THE HOME YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR IS HERE 1103 Bishops Lodge Road - With mesmerizing views, this completely remodeled adobe is near the Plaza. There are stunning finishes throughout. 4 br, 4 ba, 3,164 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.34 acres. Laurie Farber-Condon • 505.412.9912 • $995,000

HISTORIC EASTSIDE CASITA This newly remodeled Casita Palacio near Canyon Road and the Historic Plaza offers a wonderful Santa Fe retreat. There is great attention to detail, creating inviting spaces you won’t want to leave. 2 br, 3 ba, 1,350 sq.ft. Danielle Burgess • 505.908.0566 • $615,000

RIDGETOP HOME WITH PRIVACY AND STUNNING VIEWS A private setting and rich night skies: all within an easy drive to town. There are brick floors, gas log fireplaces, three deck areas, a master bath “spa,” and a workshop. 1 br, 2 ba, 2,039 sq.ft., 4.64 acres. Georgette Romero • 505.603.1494 • $339,000




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CircAspire: The Circus of Lost Dreams, May 1, 7 pm, May 2, 2 pm and 7 pm, $5–$15, James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos; BUST workshops, May 17–June 28; performances June 26, 7:30 pm; June 27, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, $5–$15, The Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Tr, 22

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Wise Fool New Mexico’s CircAspire and BUST programs teach trapeze and other aerial arts to aspiring circus performers.


PERFORMANCE This spring, the nearly 20-year-old physical-theater company Wise Fool New Mexico is rolling out a new annual program called CircAspire, which, according to a press release, “seeks to provide youth and adult performers the opportunity to be a part of a pre-professional show.” The first such show, CircAspire: The Circus of Lost Dreams, is being held at the James A. Little Theater on May 1 and 2 and will showcase performers ages seven and up who won slots clowning, juggling, stilt-walking, and more through auditions that were held in February. The show will be directed by international performer and educator Apollo Garcia and produced by Wise Fool Youth Programs Director Ilana Blankman. Also in May, Wise Fool is holding its annual BUST Circus Intensive Workshop, which, since 2002, has aimed “to provide a safe space for women of all shapes, sizes, ages (16–90+), gender presentations, backgrounds, and ability levels to come together and explore their physical and inner strength while building trust and community.” Women attending the workshop will take classes in trapeze arts, acrobatics, and much more in the evenings and on weekends (so that they can maintain their 9 to 5 schedules) and then perform at The Armory for the Arts Theater in June. “Both CircAspire and BUST are exemplary of Wise Fool’s desire to provide an opportunity for people . . . [from] any walk of life, really . . . to go beyond themselves in a way never experienced before,” Wise Fool Executive Director Amy Christian said in a statement. “Circus is more than just performance. There is something we see in all our students as they get to know themselves, others, and this art form that reverberates back into the community.”—Cristina Olds

celebrating local treasures F E S T I V A L On May 23, the Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival kicks off its 11th year of showcasing the work of top Native American artists and raising funds for Museum Hill’s Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC). One of the event’s annual traditions is bestowing a Living Treasure award on an artist, and this year the honor falls to two people—sisters Keri Ataumbi and Teri Greeves, who will be celebrated during a Friday night fundraising cocktail party at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. “Keri and Teri’s museum-quality work, although different in medium and form, represents some of the essential values of the Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival, including the storytelling that is an intrinsic quality of their work,” MIAC director Della Warrior said in a statement. Ataumbi creates contemporary gold and silver jewelry that she compares to small sculpture and has what she calls “a conceptual narrative exploration” at its core. Her extensive collections of earrings, belt buckles, sunglasses, and other items feature detailed imagery of animals, sea creatures, insects, and geometric shapes that give a nod to cultural and historical themes related to her Kiowa background. “Our family, our heritage, and the aesthetic our ancestors have passed down to us informs my work,” she has said. Greeves’s beadwork also tells stories related to her Kiowa culture, and while she works on cuffs, deerskin tapestries, and cloth tepees, her most recognized pieces are her beaded tennis shoes. “Kiowa people have almost always adorned their footwear . . . [as] an expression of self, of society, of tribe, and of humanity,” Greeves notes in a statement. Both sisters’ work can be found in the collections of notable museums, such as the Heard Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts for Ataumbi and the British Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian for Greeves.—­CO

Teri Greeves, Gkoy-goo Mah Beaded Shoes

Keri Ataumbi, Mussel Shell Necklace, sterling silver and 22-kt gold

Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival, Friday Night Benefit, May 22, 5:30–7:30 pm, $100; May 23, 9 am– 5 pm, $10–$20; May 24, 10 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy,

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FROM DRY, HIGH DESERT AIR TO wear and tear from onthe-go lifestyles, our legs and feet are often in need of some serious TLC. Whether you’re looking for major rejuvenation or quick but effective relief, Santa Fe’s spas have what you need to help you feel relaxed and ready to hit the pavement. Here are just a couple of our favorite local offerings. Lower Leg Revitalizer 45 minutes, $65 Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa This treatment is a low-key but high-impact way to ease some aches and pains. After arriving early and relaxing for a few minutes in a cozily lit waiting room, I was led by Kathleen, the aesthetician, into Nidah’s modern, inviting salon, where I climbed onto one of its two pedicure thrones. After letting my feet soak in warm bubbling water, Kathleen got my circulation going with an invigorating sugar scrub on my calves and feet. Next, my calves and feet enjoyed a

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CITRON CITRON La Posada de Santa Fe’s Margarita Pedicure includes a number of moisturizing treatments and a specialty drink from the hotel’s lounge in addition to the application of polish.

La Posada Margarita Pedicure 80 minutes, $105 La Posada de Santa Fe As fun as it is luxurious, this treatment is the perfect escape—whether you want a social experience with a friend or some muchneeded alone time. Jake, who administered the treatment, began by providing me with warm neck and back pillows, and—in line with the name of the service—ordered me a specialty margarita from La Posada’s Staab House Lounge. He then removed old polish from my nails, trimmed them, and applied cuticle remover. Next came the application of a callus eliminator to my heels and to the balls of my feet, followed by some filing of the feet to make everything smooth. A sugar

Nidah Spa’s Lower Leg Revitalizer (here and above, right) includes a thick coating of a mango moisturizer and a relaxing massage.

scrub revved up my circulation, and then a series of major moisturizing treatments began. A shea butter concentrate was massaged into my feet and calves, and a cool lime-zest moisturizer was applied with a brush. Switching from cold to hot, a plastic bag filled with warm, lavender-scented paraffin wax, which seals in moisture and makes your skin so, so soft, was placed over my feet, and a towel was wrapped around the bag for reinforcement. After about seven or eight minutes, the paraffin was removed, and body butter was massaged into my calves and feet. The final step was the flawless application of long-lasting polish. My feet and toes never looked better.

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tingly spearmint mask, which was left on for 10 to 15 minutes and is also said to be good for your circulation. Lastly, Kathleen applied a thick coating of a mango moisturizer and deeply massaged my toes, feet, and calves, making my every step lighter for the remainder of the day.

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Chrysalis Salon and Beauty Store receptionist Stephanie Martinez sets appointments for the salon’s services, which include manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, and hair care.

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Santa Fe styling finding your hair flair at top local salons by Cristina Olds photographs by Gabriella Marks

INDIVIDUALITY is a defining characteristic of being a Santa Fean, and perhaps no physical feature better expresses one’s personality than one’s hair. The City Different has many full-service salons tending to temperamental tresses, and on the following pages we cover just a few of our favorites. Whether you need a new color or cut, have traditional or edgy tastes, or want all-natural treatments, these spots have you covered.

Chic Hair Boutique (505-988-2442) stylist Daniel Aldis (left and far opposite) attended Pivot Point Academy in Chicago and is currently being mentored by international master stylist Vivienne Mackinder. The three stylists at Chic specialize in color and cuts, and a parttime aesthetician, Dee Alvarado, offers a variety of skin care treatments and permanent makeup. “We pride ourselves on working as a team, and we all use the same color lines,” says co-owner Julia Peterson. Left: Angela Del Mar (second from left), co-owner of Salon Del Mar (, has worked in the hairdressing industry for 26 years, in cities from Los Angeles to New York and with companies such as Sebastian, Bumble and Bumble, and Vidal Sassoon, among others. Del Mar’s husband and salon manager, Kevin Wilson (far left), says the stylists—including Vanessa Perez and Julie Moss (far right)—excel at haircuts that grow out gracefully and color that enhances clients’ eyes and skin tones.

Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa ( co-owner Melodi Wyss (standing, in black) honed her hairstyling skills at Vidal Sassoon in Germany and opened Rock Paper Scissor in 2002. Associate designer Cindi Duran (in blue) and designer Aaron Alamillo consult on a client’s treatment.


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Salon Del Mar stylist Vanessa Perez prepares a client for a hair treatment at the shampoo bowl.

Stylist Rick Jett (below) launched Chrysalis Salon and Beauty Store ( in 2005. Jett, who brings 30 years of experience in the industry to Chrysalis, says, “I wanted to offer accessible quality services to Santa Fe locals and transplants of different income levels and ages. Chrysalis Salon welcomes everybody.”

Left: Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa designer Aaron Alamillo finishes styling a client’s hair. The salon is dedicated to ongoing education and brings in local and international professionals to teach staff, according to salon co-owner Aaron Feliciano. The owners and staff also enjoy community involvement. “We’re always doing small fundraisers and participating in [philanthropic] activities throughout the year,” Feliciano says, citing Rock Paper Scissor’s annual Cut-a-thon event, which donates all its proceeds to local charities.

Stephanie Gonzales-Hartwell is a stylist and manager at Lotus Beauty Santa Fe, which opened in 2007.

Left: Lotus Beauty Santa Fe ( owner Jacqueline Antonius (standing) says the best thing about her salon’s products and hair care is what they leave out. The chemical-free salon specializes in treating hair, skin, and nails without using ammonia, sulfates, or parabens. Antonius was educated at Vidal Sassoon and has 28 years of experience in the industry. “[Lotus is] Santa Fe’s only organic, green salon, dedicated to a holistic, healthy path to great hair,” she says.

Chic Hair Boutique owners (and sisters-in-law) Krysta Martinez (left) and Julia Peterson (middle) worked together at a local salon during high school and were inspired to one day open their own boutique. After Peterson graduated from Urban Academy and Martinez graduated from the Aveda Institute, they opened Chic in 2012.

Below: “Our services are offered in a comfortable, enjoyable, and relaxed environment where kindness is our specialty,” says Kevin Wilson, co-owner of Salon Del Mar. Stylists Julie Moss (left) and Briana Cimino work with clients in the airy salon, which opened in 2008.

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Joseph Illick Pe r f or ma nc e Sa n t a Fe’s ge n e ra l dire ctor on bring ing unf org e t t able a r t i st r y to t h e lo ca l s t age by Amy He ga r ty

Do you primarily present artists from the classical music world? Are there any genres you haven’t presented but hope to highlight in the future? Yes, our music focus is classical. I’d like to expand our theater offerings and also present some big Broadway stars. Do you spend a lot of time researching and following acclaimed up-and-coming artists like, say, the New York City–based jazz ensemble The Hot Sardines, whom you presented in January? I spend lots of time staying aware of what’s happening in the performing arts world, which includes seeing live performances, reading reviews and previews online and in print, watching who appears with the major presenters, and watching a lot of YouTube.

Despite two name changes since its founding 78 years ago, Performance Santa Fe has been unwavering in its dedication to presenting world-class talent to City Different concertgoers. Led since 2008 by General Director Joseph Illick—himself an acclaimed conductor, composer, and pianist—the organization covers the worlds of music, dance, opera, and theater and offers educational opportunities for both children and adults. Here, Illick (who, at press time, was gearing up to announce Performance Santa Fe’s 2015–16 season) talks about what goes into making the organization run and what arts lovers can look forward to in the future. One of the things that’s so striking to me about Performance Santa Fe is the richness of its programming—the number of concerts and recitals, the different genres represented, the various series on offer, etc. Are there certain programming staples we can expect every season? Yes. Every season features our Family Concerts series, Festival of Song recitals, Stars of American Ballet performances, three orchestra concerts, at least one big jazz event, a holiday music concert in early December, and our annual community opera. 28

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With Performance Santa Fe’s name change [it was previously called the Santa Fe Concert Association], has the organization’s scope broadened or changed at all, or do you think that, in the future, it will change in ways you didn’t initially anticipate? This season we collaborated with London’s Globe Theatre for the first time [to present their touring production of King Lear]. It was a huge success, so we’d like to continue that relationship. Is there anything people might not know about Performance Santa Fe that you think is important to share? Performance Santa Fe exists not only because of Santa Feans’ thirst for great performances but because of their generosity as well. Individual contributions keep us alive. For more information, visit

The EPIK Artist program seems to offer wonderful opportunities for young musicians in terms of the instruction they receive and the performance experience they gain. Do you think Performance Santa Fe will always be involved with supporting and cultivating young talent? We’re deeply committed to nurturing young talent. Several of the EPIK Artists developed to the point where they wanted to go to music conservatories to pursue professional careers. So far we have a 100 percent success rate preparing these students so that they’re accepted at their music school of choice. Every season you host the popular Notes on Music lecture series. Why are these lectures important to you and to the mission of Performance Santa Fe? Great music belongs to everyone. The talks help take away people’s fear and allow them to

Performance Santa Fe presents a rich lineup of orchestral concerts, recitals, operas, dance performances, lectures, and more.

Joseph Illick

You mentioned your community operas earlier. What makes them so popular, and what’s involved on your end in terms of producing them? Our community operas make opera enjoyable for audiences of all ages. I abridge full-length operas from three hours to one hour, translate them into English, and reorchestrate them for small chamber ensemble. I bring in professional singers from around the country and hire different directors to stage them. The small parts and chorus parts are performed by singers in the EPIK Artist program, our training program for talented Santa Fe youth.

know composers for the people they were. It’s fascinating to get inside the creative process, and these performance-talks do that.


getting in gear hitting the roads (and the trails and the events!) during Santa Fe’s prime cycling season by St e ve n Hora k

For many Santa Feans, the arrival of spring signals the start of a mountainbiking and road-cycling season brimming with possibility. It’s a time when the totality of the area’s rides—from single tracks and fire roads to grueling mountain tours and relaxed Sunday club outings—reveals itself, somehow more invitingly than ever. And no month showcases what it’s like to get on a bike and ride in Northern New Mexico quite like May. The warm-weather action kicks off with the 10th annual La Tierra Torture (, held May 2 on the La Tierra Trails just off Hwy 599. Featuring a nine-mile loop that groups riders according to skill level, the mountain-biking race has firmly established itself as one of New Mexico’s premier off-road events. The second annual Outside Bike & Brew ( opens its taps at the Railyard soon after on May 13. The festival’s five days will be filled with group rides, concerts, film screenings and—naturally—plenty of craft beer. On May 17, the last day of the Bike & Brew, up to 3,000 riders will take part in the state’s longest-running cycling event:

the much-loved Santa Fe Century ( Now in its 30th year, the 100-mile course weaves through spectacular Northern New Mexico countryside and includes a timed Gran Fondo portion for those looking to leave the peloton behind. Of course, beyond the organized rides are plenty of trails and open roads you can explore at your own pace throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The 22 miles of the Dale Ball Trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos offer some of the best single-track mountain biking in the country, while the less steep but still challenging La Tierra Trails vary from beginner-level segments to more advanced sections. For a fairly flat and gentle off-road ride, take the scenic 17-mile Rail Trail to Eldorado, beginning at the trailhead on Rabbit Road. All of the city’s bike shops provide maps of the major trail networks as well as detailed information on some of the area’s best road rides. Mellow Velo ( has a wide selection of road and mountain bike rentals, as does The Broken Spoke ( Spin Doc ( is one of the better bike shops further afield and offers fitness classes in addition to rentals. All three shops also provide tune-ups, which are especially useful if your bike collected dust all winter.

Jennifer Tilly

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or Jennifer Tilly, Santa Fe has “a personality of its own”—one, it seems, that complements hers. The Los Angeles–based actress first visited the City Different 15 years ago, and the list of things that inspire her annual return continues to grow. There are the facials at Ten Thousand Waves, the cinnamon rolls and posole at the Plaza Cafe, the old pawn turquoise pieces (“The bigger the better!”), the Western hats from O’Farrell, and the custom cowboy boots from Back at the Ranch. “I always say I dress in costume,” she laughs. “You have to keep going back so you can wear your Santa Fe stuff!” Recently, the opera has become a can’t-miss event. “I saw La Traviata two years ago and I was just sobbing,” Tilly says, recalling not only the heartbreak of the narrative but also the stunning sunset procession that opened the production. Occupying first place in her heart, though, is Indian Market. She loves the jewelry of Kenneth Johnson and Cody Sanderson (she commissioned the necklace she’s wearing here from longtime friend Michael Horse), as well as “the drums and the bronzes and the rugs.” Last year, she recounts, “I was walking past a booth and I saw a beautiful picture with a buffalo.” The vendor chased her down the street, insisting that she take the piece as a gift. Tilly was overwhelmed. “People are so generous,” she says. “Santa Fe is the most amazing city. When I go there, I feel like I’m coming home.” —Eve Tolpa

Michael Violante and Paul Rochford bringing Santa Fe’s creative spirit to your home

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It seems the entire world is beholding the creative expression of Violante & Rochford Interiors these days. In the past year, projects by the Santa Fe firm have graced the covers of two international home décor magazines and been included in at least eight other national and regional publications—including the Santa Fean (February/ March 2015, “History Rewritten”). It’s been a good year, and Michael Violante and Paul Rochford (below, from left) aren’t slowing down. Among recent residential projects are a Santa Fe home and a Northern New Mexico ranch, both owned by the same people. “We’re very fortunate to have some amazing clients who’ve trusted us for years,” Violante says. With a degree in art history and interior design and extensive design experience, Chicago-born Violante is the one who expertly wields a drawing pencil. Santa Fe native and former gallery owner Rochford brings business acumen and an arts background to the mix. Since teaming up in 2008, the duo have rocketed to acclaim. “Santa Fe draws people from all over the world, which makes being a designer here adventurous and fun,” Rochford says. The City Different is a perfect environment for designers who revel in no-rules aesthetic expression, close creative collaboration with clients, and making the process enjoyable. “We’re a little wacky,” Violante notes, but, Rochford adds, “our clients like that about us.”—Gussie Fauntleroy

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David Naylor and Jennifer Ashton

He’s an acclaimed and longtime Santa Fe–based interior designer. She settled here in 2001 and worked for other local designers before opening her own firm in 2012. Following a brainstorming breakfast three years ago, David Naylor and Jennifer Ashton became cofounders and cochairs of ShowHouse Santa Fe, an annual benefit event that in 2014 raised $25,000 for Dollars4Schools and The Lensic’s Youth in Performing Arts Education Programs. Riffing off a central theme, participating designers each outfit one of the ShowHouse’s rooms. “There’s nothing like 20 designers changing the juju of a house!” Naylor says. The Pennsylvania native, who established David Naylor Interiors in 1997, is known for masterfully blending cultures and time periods in residential and commercial projects around the country. Los Angeles–raised Ashton recalls being wowed by Pasadena show house mansions as a child. “That’s where design really got into my DNA,” she says. Prior to moving to Santa Fe, Ashton, whose design work has earned her awards for the past three years, owned and operated creative home and gourmet boutiques in southern California. She credits ShowHouse Santa Fe’s success to Naylor’s leadership, while Naylor appreciates Ashton’s artcentered aesthetic and sense of fun and play. “It’s a win-win synergy,” Ashton says. “Collectively, the local designers are a superpower,” Naylor adds. “We all put away competition for a couple of months and come together, and it’s really a beautiful thing.”—GF


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designing a dream for Santa Fe’s youth

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best-selling storyteller

In the summer of 1879, the USS Jeannette plotted a course from San Francisco to the last great unknown: the North Pole. Swept up in the thrill of discovery, the nation was transfixed by the expedition and its ultimate destination, yet as the decades passed, the fate of the ship and its crew became largely forgotten. Best-selling author Hampton Sides sought to change that when he released In the Kingdom of Ice last August. The story of the Jeannette is “one that slipped through the cracks,” he says. “I really felt people should know about [it].” Equal parts vivid narrative and riveting pageturner, the critically acclaimed account of the Jeannette lays bare, as Sides puts it, “the need to explore [that] is deeply embedded in our psyches.” The crew’s dramatic journey is the latest historical subject that Sides has deftly brought to life, joining the hunt for James Earl Ray (Hellhound on His Trail), Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West (Blood and Thunder), and the rescue of World War II POWs (Ghost Soldiers). For his next book, Sides has his sights on the Korean War’s Battle of Chosin Reservoir, during which heavily outnumbered U.S. soldiers were trapped in a mountain by Chinese troops in freezing weather. When not researching and writing his latest book, Sides keeps a busy slate as editor-at-large for Outside magazine and contributes to National Geographic, among other publications. Sides also runs the nonfiction program and serves as journalist-in-residence at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Earlier this year he was named a Miller Scholar by the Santa Fe Institute, where he’ll begin a four-month residency in the fall. It was a previous position at Outside that brought Sides to Santa Fe more than 20 years ago, when the magazine moved here from Chicago. He didn’t anticipate his stay would last more than a few years, but stay he did. “It’s a very interesting cross section of humanity [that] ends up here, and all of it is undercut with all this really interesting history, both Spanish and Native American,” Sides says. “Obviously, I love the landscape, too. There’s something about the high desert—it’s not like anywhere else in the world.”—Steven Horak

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Bill Hester When Bill Hester asked his wife Susanna (seen here), an oil painter, where she wanted to move from their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she gave him a very short list: Santa Barbara; Portland, Maine; or Santa Fe. “I said, if we go to Santa Fe, we can sell your art,” Hester recalls. “She said, ‘We’re going to Santa Fe.’” That was four years ago. In October 2013, Hester says, “We opened a little gallery.” That gallery is Bill Hester Fine Art, on Canyon Road, and when Hester isn’t busy running it, he’s pursuing his own artistic expression. “I’m a poet,” he says, noting that he’s currently cultivating an idea for a dialogue between Sophocles and Antigone. “At some point I’ll probably take six months off to write that,” he adds. Hester loves the City Different. “Everything we expected to find here, we found: the creative energy, the diversity of the people, the cultural awareness, [and] the quality of the environment, especially the air.” Not to mention the range of artists, which he calls “unbelievable.” How does he choose which ones to represent? “It’s real simple,” he says. “I look for artists who are at the center of their voice. I don’t care what genre it is, as long as their voice is strong. Every form of art, if it is any good, is poetry.”—ET 34

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celebrating the artistic voice

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Together with their devoted staff, Rand and Cindy Cook provide educational and experiential opportunities for music lovers of all ages.

Rand and Cindy Cook paying it forward through music

Now 46 years old, the music store The Candyman Strings & Things was instrumental in Rand Cook’s young life. After buying a mouth harp there as a child, Rand was quickly hooked on music and on the store itself—so much so that he wound up working there. In 2009, he and his wife Cindy bought the place, and over the years the couple and their devoted staff have been paying their love of music forward to Santa Feans of all ages. “We have to make a living, but we try to be a resource to the community,” Cindy says. Currently entering its sixth season, The Candyman’s Summer Rock Camp has taught hundreds of attendees the ins and outs of the music industry. During a two-week-long program offered in June and July, students name and create logos for their bands, take workshops in performance, record songs in a professional setting, participate in radio interviews, and give concerts. In May, the Cooks also offer an annual Wanna Play? Experience, which allows nonmusicians of all ages to explore the store and take introductory music lessons. Wanna Play? is also tied to an appreciation dinner for community members who advocate for music education—from teachers to representatives of The Lensic Performing Arts Center. The Cooks are at the top of their game and their industry. In 2014, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named The Candyman Dealer of the Year—the equivalent in the music-store industry of winning a Grammy. “Now we have to fill our own big shoes,” says Rand, who was shocked by the win. They Cooks also took home their second NAMM Music Makes a Difference Award, for which they pass the credit to the young music ambassadors whose transformational stories they’ve shared (and, athough they wouldn’t say it, played a role in).—Ashley M. Biggers april/may 2015

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Jill Felice

empowering people through canine assistance Since childhood, Jill Felice has shown a near preternatural ability to get canines to work collaboratively with humans. She honed this skill at the Bergin University of Canine Studies in California, and in 1995 she founded Assistance Dogs of the West (ADW). The Santa Fe– based nonprofit trains dogs and places them with clients who need support. The dogs might assist individuals who have mobility impairments or seizure disorders, for example, or go to courthouses to provide emotional support to children who have been the victims of (or witnesses to) violent crimes. The program graduates 10 to 15 dogs per year, with another five or six graduating from the owner/self-training assistance dog course. In August 2014, ADW began having military veterans train dogs in a program that Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has since endorsed. “[The veterans] get to train for other veterans, so that’s helping support their ethos of helping their fellow soldiers. By training service dogs for people in need, they’re another kind of hero in their community,” says Felice. “They’re also learning to be back in civilian life—being comfortable in their environments, learning how to be softer with their voices instead of being drill sergeants.” The soldiers are also benefiting from simply being around the dogs, which studies have shown releases oxytocin, a bonding and calming hormone. With 20 veterans participating so far, Felice expects to increase the number drastically before the end of the year and expand the larger program to Taos for the first time this fall.—AMB 36

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“By training service dogs for people in need, [veterans] are another kind of hero in their community,” says Jill Felice.

Miguel Martinez powerful portrait artist

Randy Chitto

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acclaimed clay sculptor

After working for more than 30 years as a professional painter, Miguel Martinez is taking a new approach to his art, forgoing solo and gallery shows for a year to focus on producing a large body of work. The pieces will begin filtering into Manitou Galleries this summer. Inspired by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Francisco Zúñiga’s devotion to everyday subjects, Martinez turned early in his career to portraits of women. The native New Mexican and Taoseño quickly started booking yearly solo shows in Palm Springs, and his career has grown steadily since that time. Although he’s explored birds and the New Mexico landscape as subjects, he always returns to his stylized portraiture, enlarging the women’s eyes to capture their beauty, strength, and emotions. In recent years, he’s placed his subjects inside New Mexico churches and portrayed them with their cats. “One of the titles of the paintings was Women and Cats Do as They Please,” he says. “I think that title captures the series.” Martinez’s new body of work will explore shadows and light cast on women’s faces. “It has to do with a place that you go between night and day, day and night,” he explains. “A point in between, where you go a little deeper. That’s where the soul is, and I can bring the women to life.”—AMB

Sculptor Randy Chitto recently found himself having to make a difficult decision when the venerable Packard’s on the Plaza, where he’d sold his work for years, shuttered. Although his relationship with the store had been a boon for his business, it also led to a creative drain, as the artist had to churn out his popular sculptures to keep up with sales. Ultimately, Chitto decided to eschew representation at all but one gallery, True West, which allows him to keep a presence downtown while focusing on creating freely (as well as showing) at his own Red Clay Studio on Santa Fe’s south side. Chitto’s foray into sculpture was accidental. When he was a student at IAIA, there were no slots available in painting classes so the underclassman joined Otellie Loloma’s sculpture workshop and found himself instantly at home. “The clay was so alive!” he says. Although the Mississippi Choctaw artist dabbles in other subjects and mediums, Chitto is best known for his jovial, animated turtles, which his tribe considers to be story keepers and tellers, and bears, a representation of masculinity. Freed from constant obligations, Chitto—whose work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, and the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.—has found new creative vigor. He’s hand-coiling more scenes with multiple figures and experimenting by depicting his bears fishing, golfing, and playing hockey. “I have less time than I have ideas,” he says, but after 30 years in the field, that’s not a bad problem to have.—AMB april/may 2015

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Rulan Tangen

moving authentically through life Rulan Tangen’s contemporary indigenous dance company, Dancing Earth—founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco and Santa Fe—is strongly rooted in a sense of place. The Bay Area, says Tangen, feeds her and her colleagues’ commitment to social and environmental activism, while the high desert “is our source for ancient and pervading truths and our distinctive quality of movement. The wondrous and dramatic beauty of this corner of the American Southwest is not only an inspiration, but it choreographs me,” she adds. “New Mexico inspires me to peel away layers of experience of ballet, modern [dance], opera, circus, [and] powwow . . . to discover movements that are even more deeply authentic and organic.” To call Tangen multitalented is an understatement. In addition to serving as Dancing Earth’s artistic director and choreographer, she’s also a teacher, a writer, and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Not surprisingly, her company is also multifaceted, focusing on innovative collaborations between Native dancers, composers, poets, costumers, filmmakers, painters, photographers, and musicians. Tangen takes a democratic approach to her art, believing first and foremost that “dance should be out and about in the everywhere, with everyone, not something exclusive and privileged.” Ritual, too, plays an important role in Dancing Earth’s performances. For Tangen, it’s a way of “making the sacred and special present in the everyday”—an act, she contends, that “is powerful beyond words.”—ET

Rocky Durham

Rocky Durham landed his first restaurant job at age 13, and it was six or seven years before he even considered being a chef. “My aspirations,” he says, “were to be the greatest line cook.” He’s exceeded those aspirations, and then some. A Santa Fe native (“I was born here all my life!”), Durham enjoys a career that’s taken him all over the world, not to mention across the airwaves. In the U.K. he presented two long-running cooking shows, while in the U.S. he’s worked with the Travel Channel and the Food Network. Durham says that what’s known as the “chop and chat”—a TV chef’s stock in trade—is harder than it looks. “Whether you’re teaching a class, doing a televised demonstration, or competing in a cooking competition, you have to be able to communicate what you’re doing to your audience.” He gets plenty of opportunity to use that skill as cofounder and executive chef of the Santa Fe Culinary Academy, which offers community classes as well as a one-year professional program with a student restaurant, The Guesthouse. While Durham describes his own cooking style as New American Classic, he notes that all chefs’ culinary orientations are “a sum of where we’ve worked, traveled, dined.” Still, he’s very much a product of Northern New Mexico. “I find the mountains, canyons, forests, and arroyos simply magical,” says Durham. “This land is a part of me.”—ET


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communicating through the culinary arts

Marsha Mason entrepreneurial actress

For Marsha Mason, 2014 was a year of transition. In January, the four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner sold her Abiquiú farm, where she grew herbs for her all-natural body product collection, Resting in the River. She now lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. “You never know until you make one of these moves how it is going to affect you,” says the actress, who, after spending two decades in the Land of Enchantment, realized that “I really do have a deep connection to nature. It feeds me in a way that cities don’t.” Though Mason still collaborates with local farmers to source medicinal herbs—and bought a small hayfield in Connecticut to continue cultivating her own—working the land is just one of the many things on her schedule. She’s developing a men’s skin care line; continues to travel to Los Angeles for her ongoing role on TV’s The Middle; and, in addition to preparing curricula for courses at colleges, universities, and New York acting schools, started theater directing. Throughout all this change, Mason has kept a pied-à-terre in Santa Fe. “I have good friends there,” she says. “My [Resting in the River] office is there. My car is registered there. I’m still a New Mexican.”—ET

Wade Wilson

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mentoring the next generation of artists

Having opened his eponymous gallery in Houston in 2006, six years later Wade Wilson found himself drawn back to the City Different, where, decades ago, he was the artistic director of the Linda Durham Gallery. With the 2012 launch of Wade Wilson Art’s Santa Fe location, Wilson’s goal has been to not only establish a gallery with high-caliber artists from around the world but to share his knowledge as a curator, an art critic, and a philanthropic organizer with a new generation of artists. Wilson is currently at work on a biography of Montana-based photographer Barbara Van Cleve, one of his gallery’s stable of 20 artists—19 of whom are museum collected. He credits Van Cleve with keeping the legacy of the American West alive with her silver gelatin and digital prints of working cowgirls and cowboys. “She’s a lady who’s lived on her own terms,” he says. The book is expected to be released in August and will coincide with a national museum tour of Van Cleve’s work. This summer also sees the continuation of Wilson’s collaboration with the Santa Fe University of Art and Design on a series of exhibitions, the first of which, Reverberant Matter, debuted at Wade Wilson Art in February. The third in the series, Solid Matter, runs April 10–24. Wilson is also doing some guest teaching at the university. “It’s time to get a new generation to get [Santa Fe] to grow,” Wilson says. “These [students at SFUAD] are the young people who might just be the ones to come back to Santa Fe and make it what it was again.”—AMB april/may 2015

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Arthur Sze and Carol Moldaw

Acclaimed poets Arthur Sze and Carol Moldaw are two of Santa Fe’s leading literary voices. Sze, a former creative writing professor at IAIA, served as the city’s first poet laureate from 2006 to 2008, and Moldaw, who’s taught at the Taos Summer Writing Conference and the former College of Santa Fe, co-runs a series with poet Dana Levin called Muse Times Two, which presents readings by national and local poets. The couple, who met at a poetry reading and married a few years later in 1997, have earned numerous honors for their work, including an American Book Award for Sze and a Pushcart Prize for Moldaw. Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Sze made his way to Santa Fe in 1972 following a suggestion from the late poet Josephine Miles, his undergraduate advisor at the University of California, Berkeley. While his influences include Tang dynasty poets, Dante, and Yates, among many others, Sze also draws inspiration from the City Different. “Santa Fe is my home ground,” he says. “Native American culture has strongly influenced my writing, and, as it is my habit to work early in the morning, the landscape and light permeate my poetry.” Moldaw grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Santa Fe from New York City in 1990 because she missed the West and had close friends here. “I think that in Santa Fe it’s possible to create a nice balance between community and solitude,” she notes. “I’m not sure that living here has influenced my style, but the landscape has certainly entered my poems in a central way.” The poets primarily work from their home offices, where Sze recently finished a poem called “Water Calligraphy” and Moldaw completed a collection called Beauty, Refracted. “We live in such a fastpaced, surface-oriented world that poetry has a special role to play,” says Sze. “Poetry makes us slow down, listen, and attune to our emotions. It has the amazing power to connect us all.”—Amy Hegarty 40

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creating a literary landscape

Loop: Pojoaque by Carol Moldaw

A restless sleeper, the Pojoaque shifts in its gravel bed and sighs, shrinks into itself, secretes mud curls. I try to keep everything I think in my head but each former thought a new one displaces. By the time I’m home I forget them all. Owl guano drips down the arroyo’s side. On the mesa, small precipices, out-juttings. Horsetail, tamarisk, grow

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Santa Fe isn’t JUST a creative mecca for visual artists. Musicians performing in all genres—from rock and pop to blues and country—are drawn to the City Different, too, thanks to the number of intimate venues, both new and longstanding, and loyal, concertoging fans. Here are just a few of our favorite local talents who entertained us during the past year.

where they are blown, root in river sand— also the cow hoof, the plexi camper shell. “Loop: Pojoaque” was first published in Narrative.

Fault Lines by Arthur Sze

He pours water into a cup: at room temperature, the cup is white, but, after he microwaves it, and before steeping a tea bag with mint leaves, he notices outlines of shards have formed above the water. As the cup cools, the lines disappear: now he glimpses fault lines inside himself and feels a Siberian tiger pace along the bars of a cell—black, orange, white; black, orange, white—and feels how the repeating notes send waves through him. His eyes glisten, and he tries to dispel the crests, but what have I done, what can I do throbs in his arteries and veins. Today he will handle plutonium at the lab and won’t consider beryllium casings. He situates the past in the slight aroma of mint rising in the air.

Stephanie Hatfield has said that she loves feeling the connection with her audience when performing, and her July show at the Santa Fe Bandstand certainly demonstrated that bond. While Hatfield played her eclectic mix of country, rock, and jazz as part of the free summer concert series on the Plaza, tourists and locals alike were moved by her powerful vocals. The classically trained singer/songwriter teaches voice lessons and regularly performs on Santa Fe stages with her band, Hot Mess.

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David Geist

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Above, left: San Diego native David Geist brings world-class pianoplaying to the Southwest, charming audiences with his renditions of famous tunes. The concert pianist is also a cabaret performer, composer, conductor, and educator who draws from his vast experience working on Broadway productions. “David likes interacting with the crowd,” says Steven Lemon, owner of Pranzo Italian Grill, where Geist regularly performs his cabaret act with other big-name entertainers. “People come specifically to see him and the performers he brings in.”

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Left: John Kurzweg cranks out original jams and classic rock covers regularly at spots like El Farol on Canyon Road. Thirty years ago, Kurzweg lit up the music scene in Tallahassee, but today he’s best known as the producer of three multiplatinum albums by the post-grunge band Creed. Kurzweg also played keyboards and provided supporting vocals on Creed’s first three albums. When he’s not performing live, Kurzweg produces music from his home studio in Santa Fe’s foothills.


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locals we love Opposite: Tiho Dimitrov channels Eric Clapton, Robert Clay, and Carlos Santana during his regular appearances at El Farol. The Bulgarian-born, Santa Fe–raised guitarist, who won the Best Blues Guitar Player Award for New Mexico in the Ernie Ball Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues competition and was recently recognized (for the second time) as the best in the blues genre by the New Mexico Music Awards, gets the crowds going with his rockin’, dance-friendly sound. “I like the blues, but I also like mixing it up with more contemporary music,” Dimitrov says. His first CD, which features all original work except one Clapton cover, was released last summer.

Zenobia, a singer-songwriter with deep roots in the music industry, performs locally at La Fonda’s Fiesta Lounge and Evangelo’s Cocktail Lounge and also tours nationally. This spring, she’s performing with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s concert production of the rock musical Hair, singing the same part she performed on Broadway more than 40 years ago. Zenobia recently won the best religious/gospel song award from the New Mexico Music Awards for “One More Night,” featured on her CD Resurrection. Besides singing backup with numerous musicians from the 1970s through the 2000s—including The Weather Girls, on their enduring disco hit “It’s Raining Men”—Zenobia is also a music producer and composer who plays keyboards, guitar, harmonium, and drums. With her band, including legendary bass guitarist Trixie Merkin (left), Zenobia performs original tunes and covers of classics by the likes of B. B. King and Bonnie Raitt.

Right: Alto Street, which comprises Steve McCormick on guitar and lead vocals; Joseph Salack on upright bass and backup vocals; and Steve Linger on slide guitar, mandolin, and backup vocals, performs a mix of blues rock, folk, alternative country, jazz, and world music. The acoustic power trio often entertains at Cowgirl BBQ, among other venues.

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“Painting images of owls, bald eagles, hawks, and falcons are a challenge for me and great fun for my collectors,” says Barbara Meikle, who’s hosting a three-hour live-painting event at her gallery to benefit the New Mexico Wildlife Center. “Using my art to bring awareness of the beauty and importance of these wild animals and birds is an essential step in promoting conservation in our own backyard.” —Emily Van Cleve The Birds from the New Mexico Wildlife Center Live painting event April 25, 11 am–2 pm Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado

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Lyrical Expression

Jav i e r L ópez B a r bo s a s eek s to elicit joy wit h hi s ne w show at Wax la nde r G a l le r y by Emi ly Va n Cle ve

painting, he’s done his job. Smiling wasn’t easy for Barbosa during his childhood in Monterrey, Mexico, where, he says, his home life was rough. The best part of his youth was the drawing and painting he did to deal with his emotions, even though he’d often get into trouble for painting on the walls of his bedroom. Barbosa became interested in working in abstraction during elementary school after he saw an abstract painting on the wall of an upscale Monterrey home. “I knew then and there what I wanted to do,” he says. At the age of 18 Barbosa left home and moved to Texas, where he started painting regularly. Four years later, in 1990, he settled in Santa Fe and began building a body of work— smooth and glossy paintings with alternating layers of paint and glazing medium—for which he is well known. For several decades he used oils; a few years ago, however, after repeatedly experiencing breathing problems and dizziness in the studio, he switched to acrylics. “Painting every day,” he says, “reminds me of the kind of person I am and the kind of person I always want to be.” Javier López Barbosa: Lyrical Expression, May 19–June 1, reception May 22, 5–8 pm, Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 622 Canyon,

Unfolding Clouds of Joy, mixed media on canvas, 70 x 62"

Is it a red day or a blue day, Santa Fe abstract painter Javier López Barbosa asks himself before he begins a new work. Once a color is selected, a painting starts to take form. “The process is simply a connection between my best feelings and the blank canvas,” he explains. “I hardly ever have a definite idea of what I’m going to paint. I just let my will for creativity take over my physical body to do what it has to do.” The three dozen paintings featured in Barbosa’s show Lyrical Expression at Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden are new works created to elicit joy and happiness. It’s all about feeling good, Barbosa says. If a viewer smiles when looking at a

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Respect, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 36"

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Gino Miles, FYI, bronze, 48 x 40 x 12"



participate in hands-on projects. A portion of all sales during the fairs will go to local arts organizations that benefit kids; in Santa Fe, the beneficiary of sales of Miles’s work is ARTsmart, a nonprofit that supports arts programs in local schools. “Contributing to the communities in which we do business is an integral part of our business plan,” says Jennifer Tansey, “so when Gino came to us last fall with his vision for the Global Code Project, we immediately came on board. For us, the Global Code Project is a great way to use gallery resources to help [local] children.” Art Speaks, Tansey Contemporary Sculpture Center, 619 Canyon, April 24–May 13, reception featuring a Global Code Project event April 24, 5–7 pm,

Tansey Contemporary IS MARKING THE opening of its second Canyon Road gallery, Tansey Contemporary Sculpture Center, on April 24 with Art Speaks, a show featuring sculptures by Gino Miles and other gallery artists. Opening this second space, which had been Miles’s gallery for more than a decade, fulfills Jennifer and Mike Tansey’s dream to expand their sculpture inventory. Another dream of the Tanseys is being fulfilled with the launch of a Global Code Project event during Art Speaks’s opening reception. Miles founded Global Code in 2014 to “promote youth engagement with art as a means of communication and empowerment,” according to the project’s mission statement. “Through collaboration with established community-based organizations, the project engages youth in hands-on experiences with art and introduces them to professional artists who are making an impact through their work.” During the event on April 24, guests can watch a small group of local artists (selected by project coordinator and curator Rachel Wilkins-Blum) paint one of Miles’s sculptures from his Morse Code series, which takes its inspiration from the dashes and dots of Morse code, and kids will be invited to paint several aluminum panels that will be set up for them. Miles’s sculptures will be sold through Tansey Contemporary not just in Santa Fe but at art fairs around the country, where, just like on April 24, local artists and kids will

Gino Miles, Art, stainless steel, 98 x 13 x 13"

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Artist Mark White examines a work in progress in the area of his warehouse studio where patinas are applied and sculptures are balanced. Copper blades for the sculptures dry on a rack beside him.

BOTH NECESSITY AND INVENTION have led to the evolution of artist Mark White’s sprawling 4,000-square-foot studio, where each room is dedicated to a different stage of making his well-known kinetic sculptures. The drive to continue exploring his creative process—as well as the success he’s had with his art—has propelled not only the growth of White’s studio but also his progression from a part-time to a full-time artist and the opening of his eponymous Canyon Road gallery, Mark White Fine Art, in 2009. Eight years ago, White moved into the first room of his current studio space because the building met his list of requirements: It was in town, and it had high ceilings, ample power for tools, and outside space to wind-test his creations. Additionally, the landlord would create an exhaust system so that the fumes from White’s patinas wouldn’t affect his neighbors. The industrial space now encompasses more than a half dozen rooms—a far cry from the cramped attics or basements where he once worked. Some rooms are stacked high with sheet metal and tubes and have space for welding; others are piled with flattened cardboard boxes that will be used for shipping finished products. White arrives at his studio before sunrise, a habit he developed after years of working a full-time job, caring for his wife and children, and building his art career. “I had to make a living before I could create,” he says. “The only way

Left: The courtyard of Mark White Fine Art on Canyon Road is an ideal location to demonstrate White’s kinetic wind sculptures interacting with natural breezes.


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White developed what he calls a “big lazy Susan” from a pallet rotator to help him determine different welding points on the stainless steel radials and supports for his sculptures.

White rarely paints with brushes, preferring instead to use palette knives and masonry tools (above and left) that create texture in his abstract works. In 2014, Upon Reflection, a book showcasing and discussing White’s oil-on-custom-builtwood-panel paintings, was published.

“I explore constantly based on what I learned the day before,” says Mark White. that could happen was if I got up early.” The early-morning hours are still his most creative, and he usually spends them painting in a front room with light filtering through a glass roll-up door to the music of wild birds chirping just outside. Painting has been a constant throughout White’s career; he keeps a few of his own works in the studio as points of inspiration. “I explore constantly based on what I learned the day before,” he says. “I’ve never wanted to be part of a movement or a style.” By 8 am White has usually finished a painting and checks in with the team that builds the meditative and hypnotizing sculptures from his prototypes. At 9 am he breaks for “lunch” and departs for the gallery, where he joins his wife to work a full day. When he’s not out of town, he works in both his studio and his gallery seven days a week. Throughout the day, he jots down ideas in a notebook that’s always with him. Although White’s strong work ethic has carried him far, he allows himself to be driven by his creative muses, too. “Every artist has to take the chance to be humiliated by his work,” he says. “The number of failures I’ve had are phenomenal. But every day I still try to figure it out.” april/may 2015

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Peggy Immel t he Tao s -ba s ed pa in te r ha s a n e nduring love f or t he lo cal la nds cap e by Eve Tolpa

“Taos is one of those wonderful places that gets in your blood,” says artist Peggy Immel. about value patterns. You need to know where you are going when you begin.” After 15 years, the “magnificent scale of the landscape” in Colorado continues to inspire the artist, as does the fabled light of her high desert home. “Taos is one of those wonderful places that gets in your blood,” Immel says—and, no matter what she’s capturing on canvas, she aims to “convey those emotional feelings.” Along the Rio Grande, oil on linen panel, 18 x 24"

Decades on the East Coast couldn’t keep Peggy Immel away from the Southwest. Born and raised in Phoenix, the Taos-based landscape artist lived for some 30-odd years in New England, where she studied art and served as a rock- and ice-climbing guide. “I call it an avocation,” she says of her outdoor passion, noting that “climbing and painting come from the same side of the brain. Both have a timelessness about them.” When it came time for her husband to sell his business, she says, “we were both looking for a community rich in the arts,” and Taos fit the bill. Immel paints “primarily Colorado and New Mexico landscapes,” taking what she calls a “general approach” to the land and portraying whatever catches her attention, regardless of natural formation or season. One thing that does depend on the season, however, is her capacity for plein air painting. “I paint outside more in the summer,” she says, explaining that she will often use resulting sketches to develop color schemes for pieces she completes in the studio. A background in watercolor prepared her well for her current focus: oil painting. “Oil is a very forgiving medium,” she says. “Watercolor is more intellectual. It teaches you how to plan a painting; it teaches you 50

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Autumn Reds II, oil on linen panel, 16 x 20"

Peggy Immel, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace,

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Mark Yale Harris, No Secrets, bronze, 22 x 11 x 14"

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Sculpture Connection

Greenberg Fine Art is expanding its sculpture gardens as part of an initiative called Sculpture Connection. According to a press release, the goal of the project is to bring “innovative and representational sculpture to the Santa Fe [art] market” and “give Canyon Road a strong sculptural focal point.” Works on view include those by Greenberg Fine Art artists as well as well-known national and international artists who aren’t affiliated with the gallery. The sculpture garden is currently open, and its collection of works on view will be expanding and changing throughout the year.

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Dove’s Gallery Robert Dove, She’s Got the Look, original oil on canvas, 36 x 48" Horses and the cowboy way of life has been on Robert Dove’s palette for quite some time, capturing the movement and excitement of his paintings that can only be accomplished by the love of the subject. 940-691-3229,




Joe Wade Fine Art Nick Hermes, Hide and Seek, oil, 24 x 36" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year-round. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727,

300 Years of Romance, Intrigue & History. POP Gallery Lynden St. Victor, Summer, oil & acrylic on canvas, 40 x 44" Established in 2007, POP Gallery features Contemporary and New Brow established and emerging artists from around the world. Our vision is rooted in providing art lovers with a thought provoking alternative. Rising from the underground world of tattooing and graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealist artists, the art showcased feeds of the blend of influences and energies well cemented in today’s culture. In essence, POP Gallery represents a celebration of mediums and ideas, the dynamic union between independence and spirit, the emergence of sub-culture on a contemporary platform. Newly located next to the NM History Museum. 125 Lincoln Ave, Ste 111, 505-820-0788,

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

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Your Guide to

Art Events Boutiques Restaurants

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TANSEY CONTEMPORARY Art Speaks: April 24 - May 13 Inaugural Exhibition

“FYI” ~ Gino Miles ~ Bronze ~ 48" x 40" x 12" on granite base

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New Work from Clea Carlsen, Calvin Ma, Gino Miles and Patrick McGrath Muñiz Opening night Global Code Project event to benefit ArtSmart New Mexico: April 24, 5-7 619 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM Visit for details and to learn about the Global Code Project


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In a world that continuously reinvents itself, Santa Fe’s Canyon Road is no exception. While it may outwardly look the same (thanks to the Historic Districts Review Board), in the last couple of years, a few more dining options have cropped up, allowing visitors and local residents to grab a quality meal without having to get in their cars. More importantly, the evolution of the art world has reached Canyon Road. While there are still lots of traditional art galleries, there’s been a movement toward more collectible and more contemporary art. This is a direct reflection of the art world as a whole and speaks to the quality of the dealers on Canyon Road. Today Canyon Road has an excellent selection of galleries and shops, where you’re sure to find your next special treasure. Contemporary, traditional, and historical artwork fills these charming structures and former homes. Restaurants with national reputations are housed in extraordinary and historically significant yet understated buildings. Canyon Road is an evolving street with a friendly personality, where gallery and shop owners welcome an adoring audience of visitors. In the last several years, a welcome addition to the Canyon Road experience has been the wonderful events that build on the area’s history. I especially encourage you to experience the Passport to the Arts event in May, the Paint Out in October, and the Farolito Walk on Christmas Eve, which fills even a Scrooge like me with the holiday spirit.

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11 Shopping Hot Spot Canyon Road is famous for its art, but that’s not all there is to see 12 The Art of Eating Well Canyon Road offers everything from fine dining restaurants to casual cafés 15 Canyon Road Events Where to go, what to do 16 Where Art and History Meet How Canyon Road achieved its distinctive identity 18 State of the Art Canyon Road’s creative legacy 20 Passport to the Arts Celebrating Canyon Road’s creative contributions

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22 Built to Last Canyon Road’s historic, enduring architecture

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INTRODUCING Miguel Peidro, Primavera en Pirineos (Spring in the Pyrenees), Oil on Canvas, 18 x 26”

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How to Get Around Canyon Road

Free Santa Fe Pick-Up to Canyon Road

The free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle runs every 15­–20 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 the following stops: Capitol/PERA Building Canyon Road Alameda and Paseo de Peralta Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Main Library City Hall/Santa Fe Community Convention Center Santa Fe Plaza/Museums Eldorado Hotel & Spa/Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel

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“Canyon Road is an adventure into the visual arts for residents and visitors alike, offering an unparalleled view of Santa Fe’s unique historic architecture along with the most wonderful variety and concentration of art to be found anywhere in the country.” —Randy Randall, executive director, Tourism Santa Fe

Specialists in Native American Art

221 Canyon Road Santa Fe 505.955.0550

“Canyon Road has always been the one mandatory slow-drive-down street for out-of-town guests. The Southwestern charm of the buildings, the galleries filled with colorful artwork, the interestinglooking people on the street all combine for a memorable Santa Fe experience to take back home.” —Daniel Kosharek, photo curator, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum

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Canyon Road is world famous for its abundance of artwork, but it has many other goods on offer as well. Independent shops abound, befitting the City Different’s origin as a trading post. You can spend a full day walking the length of the street, buying art for your home—from paintings to pottery to sculptures—or choosing the perfect ’one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends. Stop into one of the unique jewelry stores for handcrafted, locally made adornments, whether it’s a turquoise-embellished silver concho belt or a custom-made gold and diamond ring. Or check out the chic, sophisticated Western wear and high-end home furnishings on offer here as well. Beautifully made textiles (from clothing to tapestries) are also among the many popular items you’ll find while walking the length of one of the most famous shopping destinations in the world. cr

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the art of eating well Canyon Road offers everything from fine dining restaurants to casual cafés esidents of the City Different use the ultimate compliment to describe the restaurants on Canyon Road: “so Santa Fe” is what they often say. But not only are the restaurants indicative of the area’s unique charm and hospitality, they’re also ranked among some of the best fine-dining establishments in the country, with chefs earning accolades from the likes of the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appétit magazine, and eateries winning AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star awards. The gastronome and art lover will find Canyon Road dotted with places to feed both body and soul. To be sure, the culinary delights are as tempting as the art on display, because, 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 Canyon Road’s passing parade of pedestrians be your entertainment. You can also visit a mid-20th-century eatery nestled in a cluster of homes, while a serene example of Santa Fe’s outdoor dining, secluded behind high walls and leafy trees, tempts with a high-end menu featuring salmon, striped bass, and Muscovy duck. The epicure will find no lack of earthly delights here. 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


Relax over a decadent dessert and a cup of tea from India, China, or Sri Lanka at The Teahouse.

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Geronimo offers world-class cuisine in a 1756 adobe home.



“The Compound Restaurant began in 1966, long before most of the galleries were here and Canyon Road was like it is now. We were a draw for the galleries back then. Now it means that almost every Saturday we’ll have guests from the United States, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom—from anywhere—walk in for a table. We depend on Canyon Road to lead people to us. And we never forget that.”

First Snow, oil on canvas, 24 x 36"

­ Mark Kiffin, chef/owner, — The Compound Restaurant

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Canyon Road restaurants


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

In between gallery and shop hopping, you can rest your feet and grab a bite at numerous spots along Canyon Road.

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“Canyon Road is less than a mile of many unique voices. Each of more than 100 galleries is independently owned, with each owner looking for artists with unique perspectives of beauty and poetry. Each gallery owner has a unique way of conducting business. Come and discover the uniqueness of Canyon Road.” —​Bill Hester, Bill Hester Fine Art​


“I love being in the 225 compound on Canyon Road. I have ‘lived’ here almost every day for 25-plus years and it is an extraordinary place to do business. Canyon Road has a long and welldeserved reputation as the ‘art and soul’ of Santa Fe, and that means a lot to anybody’s business.”


—Karen Melfi, Karen Melfi Collection


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Canyon Road events Canyon Road’s combination of history and culture allows visitors to enjoy a unique experience year-round, but on certain days the legendary art district’s offerings are even more noteworthy than usual. Exhibition openings, often celebrated on Friday evenings, are a Canyon Road staple. Many galleries schedule them on the fourth Friday of every month, and those “Fourth Fridays” can be particularly lively. Galleries welcome guests to take in their latest shows as well as their permanent collections, usually while offering light refreshments and sometimes live entertainment, too. For a comprehensive schedule of gallery openings, visit In spring, Passport to the Arts (May 8–9), a public art event, offers crowdfriendly fun like an Artist Quick Draw competition and a live auction, and many galleries and shops host artist receptions, demonstrations, trunk shows, and live music. Proceeds go to Santa Fe Public Schools’ music programs. ( During Santa Fe’s busy summer season, the annual ARTfeast festival presents its Edible Art Tour (June 12–14). Visitors and locals stroll between galleries, where they take in art while enjoying food from top restaurants. Proceeds support arts education programs for Santa Fe’s youth. ( Before the winter weather rolls in, enjoy

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a day of plein air painting with more than 100 artists during the Canyon Road Paint Out (October 17). The annual event features live music, a parade, art shows, and refreshments. ( The Christmas Eve Farolito Walk is arguably Canyon Road’s most popular event. On the night of December 24, the street is lined with glowing farolitos, and thousands of visitors stroll along the road guided by their light. While galleries and shops serve cookies and hot beverages, carolers sing and bonfires are lit to celebrate the magic of this special season and special street. cr

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where art and history meet how Canyon Road achieved its distinctive identity

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I “Art is subtle, tactile, personal—there is joy in physically connecting with it. Canyon Road is a place where the overwhelming number of quality galleries creates a unique destination that draws a broad cross section of collectors. It’s an unequaled environment to buy, sell, discuss, collect, and enjoy art.”


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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 over time Canyon Road has evolved from a familyoriented farming area into a vibrant and internationally known art district. One of the key factors in this development has been Santa Fe’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 historian Elizabeth West, editor of the book Santa Fe: 400 Years, 400 Questions. “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 many others, came to Santa Fe for health reasons, seeking treatment for tuberculosis at Sunmount Sanatorium in 1904. Sunmount’s treatment philosophy contended intellectual stimulation was a key element in 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 vivant Witter Bynner. According to West, “Bynner knew everybody in the world,” from Rita Hayworth to Ansel Adams. “[Santa Fe] 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, which, in the decades after its arrival in town in 1880, transported artists here from across the country. A rise in plein air painting, popularized by the Impressionists, inspired painters to trade their urban studios for outdoor inspiration. Santa Fe’s unique charm and high desert light made it a magnet for artists, and Canyon Road became a desirable place to live because “it was safe, easy, inexpensive, and beautiful,” West says. One of Canyon Road’s early artist/settlers was commercial lithographer Gerald R. 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. The couple thoroughly remodeled their home, expanding it to showcase altar paintings from a ruined Nambé mission church.



Their neighbors included New York artist Randall Davey, who in 1919 bought a sawmill at the end of Upper Canyon Road that today is home to the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. Indiana native and celebrated muralist Olive Rush moved to Santa Fe shortly after Davey, residing in what’s now the Quaker Meeting House. Santa Fe painter Jerry West, son of the late artist Harold West, recalls spending part of his childhood with Rush, who had orchards on her property. “When I was a kid in 1942,” Jerry says, “I’d work for Olive on the weekend and help her with her gardens.” Through most of the 1950s, Canyon Road remained primarily residential, hosting just a handful of businesses—four of which were grocery stores. “There were hardly any galleries before then,” Jerry recalls. A creative atmosphere had already begun to emerge on the street, but it gained significant momentum in 1962, when the street was officially designated “a residential arts and crafts zone,” which meant that artists living on Canyon Road could now sell work from their homes. The number of businesses on the street began to rise, and, not surprisingly, many of them were arts-related. Modern-day Canyon Road is a narrow lane boasting old adobes that house an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, and restaurants. In 2007, the American Planning Association named Canyon Road one of the 10 “Great Streets in America,” noting that “the buildings themselves are works of art—doors and gates all painted in rich shades of turquoise, purple, red, and yellow.” In 2013, Canyon Road finished second in a USA Today poll of readers’ “Favorite Iconic American Street.” According to an early 1900s piece in The Santa Fe New Mexican, archaeologist and anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett, who founded the Museum of New Mexico, said that “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

Gaia Chalice II, stone, steel glass

Into the Wind

Opening Reception, Friday, May 22, 5-7pm Show runs May 20 through June 2 200 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505)795-7476 “a sensory experience of color and mood”

state of the art Canyon Road’s creative legacy

hen 17th-century Spanish settlers used burros to haul firewood from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to customers in Santa Fe, they could never have known that the little backwater would become a world-class destination—thanks largely to a vibrant arts scene that would emerge here in the early 1900s. Today the city is home to a large number of accomplished creative talents. Boasting the third largest art market in the country, Santa Fe ranks among the world’s major cultural metropolises—an accomplishment that’s particularly impressive given that the city’s population numbers around 80,000 people. The strength of Santa Fe’s artistic soul is especially evident on Canyon Road, a half-mile stretch that winds into the shadowy folds of forested mountains and was once the route for those Spanish settlers and their loyal if not overburdened burros.   With its dense assemblage of more than 100 art galleries—plus shops, restaurants, and historic adobe homes—Canyon Road 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 Native American pottery and Spanish Colonial–inspired wood carvings to contemporary sculpture, photography, and abstract paintings. At a handful of galleries, visitors can check out works by early-20th-century artists like Carlos Vierra, Gerald R. Cassidy, Theodore Van Soelen, John Sloan, and Randall Davey, whose depictions of the area’s natural beauty and rich cultural traditions put Santa Fe and Canyon Road (where many of the artists lived, worked, and congregated) on the map in terms of its importance as an art destination. Throughout the year, Canyon Road hosts gallery openings that showcase exciting exhibitions and typically include refreshments and live entertainment and sometimes artist demonstrations and discussions. The storied and picturesque road further comes to life during the annual Canyon Road Paint Out (held in October), when roughly 100 artists take to the street to set up easels and turn their creative process into an interactive experience between them, the viewer, and the one-of-a-kind setting. cr




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Waxlander Gallery

celebrating thirty-one years of excellence

622 Canyon Road • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505.984.2202 • 800.342.2202

Passport to the Arts celebrating Canyon Road’s creative contributions


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anyon Road’s creative and artistic legacy is celebrated during Passport to the Arts, an annual public event held May 8–9 along the famous half-mile-long street. More than 100 artists from around the country—whose styles range from abstract to figurative and from traditional to contemporary— make the event, presented by the Canyon Road Merchants Association (CRMA), the unofficial kickoff to Santa Fe’s high art season. “Passport to the Arts celebrates the process of creating art while erasing any fence drawn between the public and the artists,” says CRMA secretary Nancy Leeson, owner and director of the gallery Canyon Road Contemporary Art. “The tradition of live art has always been what sets Canyon Road apart from other districts.” On May 8, in addition to the usual Friday-night show openings (which are typically accompanied by refreshments and often live music and entertainment as well), galleries will host artist demonstrations, lectures, and other goings-on. That evening and the following day, you can also bid on artwork that will be included in Passport to the Arts’ silent auction. An Artist Quick Draw kicks things off on May 9. During the two-hour event, 70 Canyon Road artists take to the street, rain or shine, to complete an original work while spectators look on—giving both locals and visitors a chance to experience Santa Fe’s plein air tradition firsthand. You can then head to Wiford Gallery & Sculpture Garden for a cocktail reception, which will feature live entertainment by student musicians, followed by a live auction of artworks representing a variety

of styles and mediums. (A portion of the auction’s proceeds will go to student music programs.) Bruce Adams, publisher of Santa Fean magazine, will serve as auctioneer. “A passport is traditionally associated with traveling the globe, but, more importantly, it allows one to expand his or her mind through varied experiences,” says Bonnie French, CRMA president and director of Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden. “Here on Canyon Road, Passport to the Arts honors local, national, and international artists, and nestled within the galleries are paintings and sculptures by these same groups of artists. . . . Combined with the rich history and congeniality of the road, any visitor can get the feeling of world travel while staying in the heart of Santa Fe.” For artist and bidder registration information, as well as a detailed schedule of events and general information about Passport to the Arts and the Canyon Road Merchants Association, go to cr

(1913 - 2010)

Ernest Chiriacka

Three Kings

203 W. Water Street & 713 Canyon Road

Oil on Board

24" x 30"

Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.988.2966

built to last Canyon Road’s historic, enduring architecture by Charles C. Poling

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anta Fe’s unique aesthetic is vividly on display along its world-famous thoroughfare, Canyon Road. During the half-mile walk from the road’s top to bottom, you’ll encounter simple adobes that have roots in Pueblo Indian architecture and that sometimes reveal Territorial-style updates on that original Native design. Canyon Road 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, via the abutting acequia madre (“mother ditch”), supplied precious water for farming. A few Spanish Colonial farmers homesteaded in the middle 1700s along a burro track just wide enough for a wagon. They built what we today call Pueblo-style homes, using local materials—mud, stone, and timber—and incorporating a few lessons learned from the neighboring Pueblo Indians. As you walk along Canyon Road you’ll pass several examples of these originally plain homes. In addition to being constructed out of mud, the homes were also distinctive for protruding beams known as vigas, which sat below shallow parapets and flat roofs. Deep-set windows with plaster-wrapped, bullnosed corners punctuate rippling, lumpy adobe walls that sometimes run four feet thick. A building (now a shop) at the lower end of Canyon Road illustrates this Pueblo style, although its simple, lintel-capped, post-and-viga portal hints at an update to the original house. An early-1700s home on Canyon Road demonstrates a subtle evolution, its blue window framing and lintels evoking the Territorial style. That mid-19thcentury aesthetic reflected New Mexico’s

—Tresa Vorenberg, Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

“Deva” oil on canvas 41 x 41”

“I most love Canyon Road for its diversity, its lack of uniformity, and its strength of character. It’s a special place that honors the artist in a cookie-cutter world. On Christmas Eve, after hundreds of people have enjoyed walking Canyon Road [during the Farolito Walk], by midnight the road has the magic of an empty cathedral just after Mass.”

brigitte brüggemann studio 667 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-614-5762

art to lift your spirit and feed your soul

new status as a U.S. territory, revealing Army design influences. Over time, the Territorial style incorporated increasingly available manufactured materials like fired-clay bricks and milled lumber. Many people simply added ornamentation to the existing Pueblo-style buildings, and newly built homes showed greater scale, made possible by the new materials and construction techniques. For a great example of Territorialstyle architecture, amble up the road to El Zaguán, where a settler built his farmhouse in the mid-18th century, and which now houses the Historic Santa Fe Association. Many remodels later, the home’s Pueblo roots show beneath an overlay of Territorial ornamentation, from wood shutters, crown molding over wood window framing, and a portal with white milled 8 x 8' posts. A periodperfect, pedimented lintel forms a shallow pyramid atop the framed entry door. Not far from El Zaguán, a lovely brick building capped with a white cupola demonstrates non-Native architecture that sprang up following railroad expansion

“I am so inspired and honored to be one of the few to carry on the tradition of working and living as an artist in a gracious, historic home and studio on Canyon Road. Last year we hosted at least a dozen weddings in the gallery and garden, which is an amazingly fun way to share this beautiful space while building great memories of Canyon Road for many happy families to share with generations to come.” —Teresa Neptune, Teresa Neptune Studio/Gallery into New Mexico in the late 19th century. With the trains came more AngloAmericans, manufactured materials, and East Coast influences. As a balance to this Americanization of the region’s look, legendary local architect John Gaw Meem reimagined the area’s original pueblos for public buildings, churches, and private homes in the early- to mid-20th century. In 1939, the Catholic 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, the church remains one of the largest adobe structures in New Mexico. cr

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“Metropolis” encaustic 48x60 by Patricia Aaron

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“Metropolis” encaustic 48x60 inches by Patricia Aaron

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Also showing Jill Shwaiko, Allen Wynn, Ron Allen, Josh Gannon and Fran Segal 415 Canyon road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 open Daily 10-5 505-982-1186 e m a i l @ l a r o c h e - g a l l e r y. c o m w w w. l a r o c h e - g a l l e r y . c o m

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“Canyon Road has been my life, my sanctuary, my purpose. It’s the only place I’ve ever fit in in my life, and it’s been supportive and healing and enabled me to live a dream of being an artist, being able to bring something positive to others. I am so very thankful every day to work and live in the most beautiful place on the planet.”

Canyon Road Merchants Association

—Brad Smith, Brad Smith Gallery


—Connie Axton, Ventana Fine Art


“Canyon Road is unique in the world—a magical half-mile of extraordinary galleries offering the greatest variety and highest standards in fine art, all in the most beautiful setting. Superb restaurants and other retail businesses contribute to a synergy that makes a supremely enjoyable experience for everyone who comes to Canyon Road.”

Classic elements of Santa Fe’s historic architecture— such as a kiva fireplace, as seen here in the Charles Azbell Gallery—abound along Canyon Road.

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New Concept Gallery

Desert Son of Santa Fe Henry Beguelin, Officine Creative Booties Fabulous Spring sandals, boots, tennis shoes and handbags are here from Italy. Come see us. 725 Canyon Rd, 505-982-9499,

Julia Roberts, Canto III, carborundum and drypoint print, 24.25 x 20.5" Prints by Julia Roberts, May 8–25, 2015, shows Roberts’s fine art etchings and collagraphs of ethnic pottery, as well as stunning, evocative nudes. Her work grows out of a love of ethnic artifacts and her fascination with the human form. 610 Canyon Rd, 505-795-7570

Manitou Galleries Maura Allen, All Points West, mixed media, 40 x 30" Maura Allen’s work speaks to the rugged nature and allure of the American West. Working on wood, steel, clay and paper for her one-of-a-kind mixed media paintings, she pushes the traditional boundaries that have long defined the western art genre. 225 Canyon Rd and 23 W Palace Ave 505-986-9833

Silver Sun Captivating jewelry in sterling silver with natural turquoise and other exciting stones. Spanning 40 years we’ve collected stones from over 30 American mines to be used in magical contemporary designs by creative Native American silversmiths. 656 Canyon Rd, 505-983-8743,

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Canyon Road Contemporary Art Kathy Beekman, Plenty of Sunshine, pastel on paper, framed Contemplate the vibrant colors and vast scapes of Beekman’s pastels. Her textured palette of barn reds, lush greens and peaceful blues intermingle with sparse landscapes to evoke the familiar and far-away. 403 Canyon Rd, 505-983-0433,

Canyon Road Contemporary Art


Molly Heizer, Sitting Koshari, ceramic Enjoy Native-inspired totems, kachinas and animals by Molly Heizer. Wisdom and whimsy embody her pieces as they reinterpret tribal folklore. 403 Canyon Rd, 505-983-0433


Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths 14 Karat Gold, Amethyst, Diamond and Freshwater Pearl Set, Barbara Hendricks Featuring wildly imaginative handcrafted designer jewelry by over 35 artists. Specializing in unique custom jewelry since 1974. 656 Canyon Rd, 505-988-7215

Garcia Street Books Just a block away from Canyon Road, Garcia Street Books carries your favorite new fiction, nonfiction, Southwest, art, and design titles. Your locally owned and independent bookstore, we are open seven days a week. 376 Garcia St, 505-986-0151

MEI Gallery Navajo Medicine Mask Collection in gold, silver, and a variety of stones and diamonds This exquisite jewelry is handmade and features symbols for protection, prosperity, healing, and nourishemnt. Artist Fernando Benally is a thirdgeneration Navajo jeweler, and his artwork is highly recommended and collected by those who collect the best of American Indian art! 662 Canyon Rd, 505-490-2487,,

La Mesa of Santa Fe Christopher Thomson, Blooms Inspired by his flute playing, this new series of improvisational, hand forged steel sculptures is powder coated in flamboyant colors. Perfect for the garden! La Mesa has shown the work of contemporary artists in a variety of mediums since 1982. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688

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Art is everywhere on Canyon Road, not just behind gallery doors. Keep your eyes open for sculpture gardens, curated courtyards, and stand-alone sculptures—made from bronze, stone, steel, and other materials—that are an integral part of the half-mile stretch’s unforgettably immersive experience.



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“Passport to the Arts” BARRY MCCUAN, JOHN AXTON & DOUG DAWSON Friday, May 8, 2014 • Preview Reception 5 to 7 pm Saturday, May 9 • Quick Draw 11am to 1pm • Live Auction 4 pm

MCCUAN, “Sous Un Beau Ciel”

36" x 36"


AXTON, “Stones on the Shore”

48" x 48"


DAWSON,“Hidden in the Shadows” 14" x 15" Oil

ROBERT T. RITTER “New Mexico Forward 2015” One Man Show • Friday, May 22 • Reception 5 to 7 pm

RITTER, “Federal Man”

24" x 24"

Oil on Canvas & Burlap

VENTANA FINE ART 400 Canyon Road

Santa Fe, NM 87501





by Emily Van Cleve

Up in Neon Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, April 24–May 22, reception April 24, 5–7 pm Zane Bennett features six large-scale works in neon, created from 2008 to the present, by French artists Francois Morellet and Frédéric Bouffandeau. Morellet enhances his signature line work and clean composition with neon, while Bouffandeau focuses on color and shape. Two-dimensional works, including prints and paintings that echo the artists’ individual styles, are included alongside their threedimensional pieces.

Greg Reiche: Into the Wind Pippin Contemporary 200 Canyon, May 20–June 2 Reception May 22, 5–7 pm Santa Fe artist Greg Reiche integrates the elemental forces of solar and wind power into evocative sculptural forms crafted from stone, metal, and glass. Gently undulating iridescent and dichroic glass is combined with metal and stone forms to create works that become experiences for the senses. New monumental, site-specific works, as well as small tabletop pieces, are featured in his latest solo exhibition. Greg Reiche, Indivisible, stone, glass, and steel, 30 x 14 x 7"

Francois Morellet, Lamentable (Despicable), neon tubes, 252 x 158 x 79"

Caroline Carpio, Pueblo Prayers, bronze, 11 x 9 x 9"

Steve Failows, The Traditional Kaleidoscope, ceramics, stained glass, and fossil, 25 x 5"

Form and Figure Greenberg Fine Art Jennifer J. L. Jones, Lata, acrylic and mixed 205 Canyon, media on wood panel, 40 x 30" April 24–May 7, reception April 24, 5–7 pm New sculptures by Paige Bradley and Mark Yale Harris are featured in Form and Figure, the first event showcasing work from the gallery’s expanded sculpture garden venture called the Sculpture Connection (see page 51). Bradley masterfully captures human form and musculature, and Harris, who studied with two students of Allan Houser, creates work with a contemporary twist. Also in the show are pieces by Martin Eichinger, Caroline Carpio, Carl Berney, and Bernard Franz.

Annual Anniversary Group Show Reception The Longworth Gallery 530 Canyon, Reception May 22, 5–8 pm Kaleidoscope demonstration May 23, 11 am–4 pm Every year The Longworth Gallery celebrates its 20 artists by hosting a festive meet-the-artists reception with food, drinks, and dozens of artworks. This year’s event also includes a demonstration of the various aspects of making kaleidoscopes by gallery artist Steve Failows, whose ceramic kaleidoscopes are mounted on a crystal, fossil, or pedestal and vary in size from small turntable styles to grand floor models.

Jennifer J. L. Jones: New Paintings Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon, May 15–31 Reception May 22, 5–7 pm Layers of acrylic, tar, oil paint, and varnish help provide depth and context to the work of abstract expressionist painter Jennifer J. L. Jones, whose latest show features new pieces. “Beauty is everywhere, and as an artist I interpret that beauty, whether it is found in the grace of a falling leaf, the burnt edges of a flower, a kaleidoscope of cloud formations, a glasstopped lake, or millions of crushed shells along a stretch of beach.”

Pattern and Rhythm Vivo Contemporary 725 Canyon, April 22–June 16, reception April 24, 5–7 pm Repetition and movement are the elements that connect disparate concepts in the works featured in this 14-artist show. Joy Campbell makes bookart pieces by forming repetitive folds into rhythmic patterns, while Danielle Shelley integrates African drumming rhythms and modern jazz beats into her panels in oil. Other gallery artists explore patterns and rhythms through calligraphy, kiln glass, collage, and prints. Danielle Shelley, Black Chord, oil on four panels, 33 x 41 x 1" april/may 2015

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Parables and Stories: A Reinterpretation Gallery 901 901 Canyon, May 1–27, reception May 1, 5–8 pm Santa Fe native Paul Steiner has created a series of paintings based on his interpretations of Biblical themes within a modern New Mexico setting. The carpenter and mostly self-taught artist describes his representation of the story of Abraham’s banishment of Hagar and Ishmael as a parallel to the United States government returning immigrant children to the unsteady political environment of El Salvador. “I paint New Mexico because that’s where I live,” Steiner says. “It’s as good a setting as any other, maybe better [with its] culture of clannish tribal people struggling to live in a desert landscape.”


One Hundred Years of Pottery and Paintings from San Ildefonso Pueblo Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon, May 22–June 30, reception May 22, 5–7 pm Collectors of fine Pueblo pottery and paintings are very familiar with the Northern New Mexico pueblo of San Ildefonso, which has produced such accomplished artists as Maria Martinez (1887–1980), Tonita Martinez Roybal (1892–1945), Tonita Vigil Peña (1893–1949), Rose Gonzales (1900–1989), José Disiderio (J. D.) Roybal (1922–1978), Tony Da (1940–2008), and Russell Sanchez (b. 1966). Adobe Gallery’s latest exhibit features a collection of more than 60 early-20th-century works that were acquired locally and from across the country.

Paul Steiner, Showtime: Behold the Man, oil on canvas, 30 x 20"

Tonita Vigil Peña, Pueblo Eagle Dance, casein on paper, 13 x 23"

Brian Russell, Hemisphere Freshwater, forged steel and cast crystal, 18 x 15 x 14"

Brian Russell: Continuum Tansey Contemporary Sculpture Center 619 Canyon, May 22–June 19, reception May 22, 5–7 pm “I create works that will live harmoniously in the world as independent functionaries of society,” says Brian Russell about his sculptural works forged in glass and metal. “I draw inspiration from forms and rhythms in nature, ancient artifacts, and mathematics and science. My aim is to interject into the world points of beauty, interest, and spontaneity.” Both indoor and outdoor sculptural works are part of his solo show.

Robert T. Ritter: New Mexico Forward 2015 Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon, May 22–June 8, reception May 22, 5–7 pm Robert T. Ritter deconstructs images from Edward S. Curtis photos of Native Americans and 18th-century retablos by Pedro Antonio Fresquis in 28 new paintings. By literally ripping apart the iconic imagery and recomposing them, Ritter creates a contemporary version of these centuries-old historically and culturally important works. The show also features new monochromatic oil-onpaper paintings inspired by the same imagery.

Karen Bexfield: Limitless. Glass. Explored. Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon, April 17–30 Artist’s talk April 17, 4:30 pm, reception 5–7 pm Dovetail boxes and three-dimensional crescent moon shapes crafted from lace-like glass are some of the kiln-formed sculptures created for this show by Karen Bexfield, who’s won the American NICHE Award in the category of cast and slumped glass. “My artwork,” she says, “evokes a sense of tranquility, a reflection of nature’s organic patterns, a balance of simple geometry and pure chance.”

Anne Appleby, Highline Cottonwoods, oil and wax on canvas, 60 x 106"

Karen Bexfield, Repartee, kiln-formed glass, 3 x 24 x 13" 90

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Robert T. Ritter, Federal Man, oil on canvas and burlap, 24 x 24"

Anne Appleby Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe, May 1–31, reception May 1, 5–7 pm “My interest as a painter is in observing and working with color,” says Montana-based artist Anne Appleby about her monochromatic paintings. “Color cannot be perceived without light. Light is the source of all life.” Appleby’s work is inspired by nature, and recently the artist has been interested in how overdevelopment and rising global temperatures are affecting riparian zones around the world.

UP IN NEON OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 5-7 PM THROUGH MAY 22, 2015 Patricia Aaron, One Two Punch, beeswax, ink, pigment, and aerosol on cradled panel, 60 x 48"

Patricia Aaron: Metropolis The William & Joseph Gallery 727 Canyon, May 1–31, reception May 1, 5–7 pm Home and domestic life are themes often seen in the work of Colorado artist Patricia Aaron. In her new series Metropolis, the artist celebrates the beauty of abandoned sites across the country, such as mills, train depots, farmsteads, and shopping malls, through colorful abstraction. Her interest is in places that the world has forgotten and left behind.

Zoë Marieh Urness, Keeping the Tradition Alive, photograph on archival paper, 20 x 16"

Maura Allen, Amy Poor, Tim Prythero, and Zoë Marieh Urness: New Visions Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon, April 24–May 8, reception April 24, 5–7:30 pm Manitou Galleries introduces new artists Maura Allen, Amy Poor, Tim Prythero, and Zoë Marieh Urness. “Each new artist has a unique vision, an innovative approach to traditional materials and a mode of expression that is distinctly their own,” says gallery marketing coordinator Matt Mullins. Some pieces in the show speak to the rugged nature and allure of the American West, while others record a moment in time in Northern New Mexico’s history.





Turquoise Butterfly The Total Art Experience: different types of premier art are located in this large historic building! Nowhere else in Santa Fe will you find this selection of gemstone, silver, and native jewelry, pottery, clothing, gallery art and gifts. Come see what makes us a Gallery Different in a City Different! Open every day. 149 E Alameda, 505-982-9277

French & French Interiors We are most passionate about family, career, tradition, collecting, fabric, art and quality. We strive to be creative and extraordinary in everything we do. It’s our goal to inspire people to live a bright, colorful life by creating fun, fresh interior design. 340 Read St, 505-919-7737,

Ojo Optique The Golden Eye Jewels for the king and queen in all of us . . . The Golden Eye has been creating distinctive handcrafted jewelry in high-karat gold for nearly 30 years. Built upon the vision of master jeweler Norah Pierson, The Golden Eye distills the best of the ancient past into the present. 115 Don Gaspar Ave 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038


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Elevating Santa Fe’s optical experience with refreshing and artistic independent eyewear. The world’s most exquisite and innovative designers are represented to create the most striking collection of frames available. Specializing in sun- and prescription-ready frames, precise adjustments, superior custom and Rx lenses, and unparalleled service. 125 Lincoln Ave, Ste 114, 505-988-4444

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,

Full Bloom Full Bloom is a boutique for today’s woman’s casual lifestyle. We believe fashion should be flattering, comfortable, and versatile. Johnny Was, NYDY, Comfy, and Komarov are just some of the lines we offer. New merchandise arrives weekly. Open 7 days. 70 West Marcy St (one block off the plaza), 505-988-9648

Teca Tu—A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium Visit us at Teca Tu for gourmet food, travel accessories, comfy beds, stunning pet apparel, incredible neckwear, joyous toys, and yummy fresh-baked treats! Sanbusco Market Center 500 Montezuma Ave 505-982-9374

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Lacuna Galleries The Delgado House courtyard was once a vegetable garden. Now this wonderful space with a working fountain is available for events. If you are seeking a slice of historic Santa Fe for weddings, parties, other events, call Sheryle Moon to discuss. 124 W Palace Ave, 505-467-8424, cell: 505-919-8932

Fabulous pieces by artist, Valerie Naifeh: Versatile 35” strands can be worn as wrap bracelets or necklaces, shown in turquoise and hematite with 18K clasps and baroque pearls, and 22K cigar band ring with blue zircon, tsavorites and diamonds. These and much more at John Rippel USA, just off the Plaza at 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, between San Francisco and Water Streets outside the La Fonda Hotel. 111 Old Santa Fe Trl, 505-986-9115 april/may 2015

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well articulated

lifestyle | design | home

by Eve Tolpa


photographs by Amadeus Leitner

T WAS A RAPID succession of destination weddings—two in a sixmonth period—that spurred Diane and Peter Vennema’s decision to relocate from Houston to Santa Fe 11 years ago. “We always felt that we’d move somewhere that we chose,” says Diane. “I had visited here as a child, so it was always in the back of my mind.” They built their home in High Summit (known at that time as Santa Fe Summit), where, as Diane says, “You can feel like you’re in the country, which was our fantasy, but you can also be seven minutes from town.”


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a mountainside home speaks of excellent design and distinctive art

CIRCLE DRIVE TIME CAPSULE First time on the market, this estate has great bones and is ready for a fresh new look. Built in the late 50’s, this home has beautiful territorial features such as custom wood ceilings, original oak floors, wood window details inside and out, and stunning portals. The estate sits privately on 2.68 acres and has long western sunset and mountain views. 5 minutes to Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. 4 br, 2 ba, 3,050 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.6 acres #201403036 • 110 Circle Drive • $875,000


BODELSON SPIER TEAM PRIVATE MOUNTAIN RETREAT Retreat to 95 acres of peaceful privacy in this self-sufficient high mountain desert oasis. The compound consists of a 3,000 sq. ft. adobe house, a guesthouse with a greenhouse attached, chicken coop, horse shed; all energyefficient and sustainable. Runway/hanger too! 3 br, 4 ba, 3,367 sq.ft., 12-car garage, 95.45 acres #201302982 • 64 Clay Hill Road • $788,800

Deborah Bodelson 505.660.4442 Cary Spier, CNE 505.690.2856

ADOBE HOME AND GUEST CASITA Located close-in, this adobe home and guesthouse compound sits on a 1.3-acre mature landscaped sanctuary. From the moment you enter this peaceful enclave you will want to leave the world behind. 4 br, 3 ba, 3,725 sq.ft., 1.27 acres #201403129 • 388 Calle Loma Norte • $778,000

1000 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.982.4466



OLD WORLD ELEGANCE Mountain retreat close to downtown. Exquisite finishes: hard-troweled plaster walls, custom wood ceilings, tile floors and rastra construction. Attached separate and complete guesthouse. 3 br, 4 ba, 3,400 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 5.01 acres #201404008 • 97 A La Barbaria • $930,000

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OTHER OFFERINGS: 46 Droege Rd #201401956 $1,248,000 PRICE REDUCED 22 Paseo del Venado #201401691 $1,495,000 7344 Old Santa Fe Tr $940,000 UNDER CONTRACT

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An avid birder, homeowner Peter Vennema entices hummingbirds to his front walkway with colorful landscaping. His wife Diane says birds are a common theme throughout their home.

The entry hallway, bathed in natural light from skylights and clerestory windows, is dominated by an enormous oil on canvas piece by Jon Schueler, an American artist who spent most of his working life painting skyscapes in Scotland. 96

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Under the name Diane Stanley, Diane has written more than 60 children’s books, sometimes collaborating on historical research with Peter, who is semiretired and in the process of selling his two manufacturing businesses. Working closely with Beverley Spears, founder and president of Spears Horn Architects, the couple created their 4,500-square-foot house—modern yet utterly at home in its rugged, mountainside environment. “One of the reasons we picked this particular lot was the rockfall,” notes Diane, adding that landscaping firm CortYards, Inc., was instrumental in re-envisioning the placement of rocks and keeping their integrity intact. Fitting the house into the site was a challenge, says Spears. High Summit’s covenants stipulate that building heights can only be a certain number of feet above the natural grade of the land, and in order to accommodate the space the Vennemas wanted, the structure had to follow the slope of the hill. The solution? A home with three levels, with the master bedroom located above the main floor and the guest wing situated below. It was a complicated job for contractor Tony Ivey & Associates, but Diane was thrilled with the results. “It looks like they built this home in the sky and dropped it down onto the lot,” she says. Diane refers to the house’s style as “soft contemporary” but is quick to clarify what that doesn’t mean: super-sharp lines, chrome, or Italian black leather. The approach was much warmer. The kitchen’s wooden cabinets, for example, have a traditional Shaker look, and the cleanly designed furnishings in the great room employ subtle earth tones. “I like a serene environment,” Diane says. Architecturally, Spears explains, the softness comes from several ele-

Dividing the hallway from the warm and comfortable living room is a freestanding fireplace Diane designed herself. A textile from Nazca, Peru, purchased at the Ethnographic Show, hangs above it, while a dough bowl by Santo Domingo potter Robert Tenorio rests on the coffee table. A richly hued grid of crisscrossing ceiling beams draws the eye upward, defining the spaces without limiting them.


Diane wanted a “nice, functioning kitchen that opened to the living space and had a view.” Architect Beverley Spears suggested the raised wooden bar area to hide kitchen clutter when entertaining and to give people to eat or sit—or chat with the cook.

As an author, Diane has always worked from home, and her purpose-built space is both practical and beautiful.

A huge picture window opens to the rear portal and the miles of views beyond. A ceramic jaguar in the pre-Columbian style (“Kitty,” to the Vennemas’ granddaughter) stands permanent guard, safely out of the way of foot traffic on the flagstone floors that lead to the living room to the right and the master suite on the left.

Clean and spacious is the master bedroom (above)—pristine white save for the lovely beams and wood floors and decorated with a few key pieces of art. Many of the Vennemas’ favorite pieces, like the pre-Columbian statues in the entry hallway nichos (right), were gifts from Diane’s aunt, who was a collector.


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ments. “To have plants so close to and around the house softens it,” she says. “We used a lot of natural building materials—flagstone on the floor and a fair amount of wood—to soften what otherwise might be a hard-edged contemporary rendition.” The changes in level play a big part in breaking up space, as do what Spears calls “articulated rooms,” such as the media room, which is tucked into an alcove off the main living space. “We like to do work that’s rich in spatial contrasts and varieties,” she says of her firm. “There’s a certain order to it, and each building we design is a single composition where each part relates to the whole.” A cozy breakfast area leads the way from the kitchen to another articulated room, Diane’s office. As an author, Diane has always worked from home, and her purpose-built space is both practical and

A black-on-black vessel is one of two Mata Ortiz pieces in the Vennemas’ collection.

“Climbing” the nicho wall in the powder room are antique Chinese roof tile figures, gifted to Diane by her aunt. Diane and Peter purchased the handmade vessel sink from a potter near Guanajuato, Mexico. “I loved the quality of the painting, and because we have so many hummingbirds here, it seemed appropriate,” Diane says.

beautiful, boasting spacious countertops, expansive views, and carefully chosen pieces, like the decorative wooden panel from a historic church in Mexico that hangs above her computer. The home’s overall design was influenced in no small part by the couple’s wide-ranging art collection. Gallery lighting illuminates an octet of rare Miró prints that have been in Diane’s family since her youth. In addition, she says, “My mother’s sister collected preColumbian art, and she gave me gifts over the years.” Those pieces, often tucked into custom-built niches, are complemented by the Pueblo pottery she’s acquired here in New Mexico as well as by the living room’s Indonesian ikat pillows, just one visible reflection of the couple’s extensive Asian travel history. “I think everyone forms their aesthetic and view of the world based on all the places they’ve been,” Diane says. Though it eschews more traditional elements like nichos and round vigas, the home is without a doubt Southwestern, with thick walls and a predominance of stone and wood signaling its connection to the region. The rear portal offers stunning mountain views while facilitating a spatial flow between indoors and out—as well as cross-ventilation, a necessity in a home designed quite deliberately, Diane notes, without air conditioning. “One of the things we love in Santa Fe is to open the windows and let the fresh air come in.”

The library off Diane’s office houses copies of the more than 60 children’s books she has written under the name Diane Stanley. Some were collaborations with her husband.

Peter and Diane Vennema on the portal of their High Summit home.

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the new blood young interior designers making their mark on the Santa Fe scene by Amy Gross

Chandler Prewitt Chandler Prewitt Design, established 2013


Heather and Matt French French & French Interiors, established 2014

Working in San Francisco for the likes of powerhouse designers Ken Fulk and Lauren Geremia, Chandler Prewitt gained more than a decade of experience in staging, interior styling, and managing massive commercial projects before burnout inevitably struck. “The plan was always to start my own design firm,” says the New Mexico native, who came home to Santa Fe to be near family and then launched Chandler Prewitt Design in 2013. The soft-spoken and quietly intense Prewitt, whose elegant work stands out for its exquisite detail, specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects and the second-home market. Though he describes his own style as “a little bit edgy” and pushes his clients to the brink of their comfort level, Prewitt never forgets who will actually be living with the final design. “I [always] look at who my clients are and what they’re representing themselves to be right now.”

Erica Ortiz NeuBleu Interior Design, established 2010

Erica Ortiz

Chandler Prewitt



Not many married couples can honestly say they’d elect to go into business together, but a life-work union certainly suits Heather and Matt French, who founded French & French Interiors in early 2014. “We feed off each other,” says Heather. “If I come up with the main plan, Matt will find a way to make it bigger and better.” The couple started remodeling and flipping houses in 2002, utilizing Matt’s construction and electrical experience and Heather’s background in design. Parents of a young daughter, the Frenches describe their joint style as “fun and fresh,” a melding of antiques with modern lighting, art, and color. It’s an aesthetic that often appeals to the couple’s own demographic, young families and young couples about to start families. “Our clients are excited to be able to use color in a calm way,” Heather says. “And we love a family home that’s stylized but really comfortable to use.”

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Heather and Matt French

It’s fitting that a young team of Santa Fe University of Art and Design students helped Erica Ortiz redevelop her brand. Her eponymous solo design firm, launched in 2010, was rechristened NeuBleu Interior Design in 2014 to reflect what Ortiz calls her “new light and perspective on design in Santa Fe.” Prior to starting her firm, Ortiz gained hands-on experience working for Clemens & Associates as a landscape designer and for La Puerta Originals as a client services manager and associate designer. Influenced by French style and art deco, Ortiz delights in digging through the dustiest shops for vintage gems. “I love textures—velvet, mohair, leopard,” she says. “Cleaner lines, not so much fuss, maybe a little sparkle.” This personal aesthetic has gone over well with Ortiz’s predominantly over-50 female clientele. But she’s quick to note that her own style will always take a back seat to that of her clients’. “At the end of the day, they should get something that really, truly reflects them.”


Modern General a f re sh t ake on t he t radit ional g e ne ra l s tor e by Cri stina Olds

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Erin Wade

The community table in the center of Modern General welcomes visitors to linger over their food or drinks and chat with other guests.

“We’re trying to create a communal atmosphere in Santa Fe that’s both functional and beautiful,” says Modern General owner Erin Wade.

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Modern General is a painted-brick warehouse-type structure at the north end of Cerrillos Road. Beneath high ceilings, light pours into the one-room interior through large arched windows. The items for sale, delicately hung on the walls and carefully arranged on the shelves, seem thin in number, and the furnishings seem sparse, but that’s the point. “As modern consumers, we can use some editing of the mass of available options,” says owner Erin Wade, who opened the shop on February 2. “We’re offering a pared-down idea of what you need.” Modern General embodies the nostalgic, nationwide trend of reviving the bygone general store, in which a limited number of high-quality, functional items are easily found. Wade is smitten with many of the utilitarian garden tools she uses at her Nambé farm, where she grows much of the produce on the menu at her adjacent restaurant, Vinaigrette, so, naturally, soil blockers, axes, and pruning shears are for sale at Modern General. The store’s shelves also hold handcarved olivewood spoons, saltcellars, and books, among other meticulously curated essentials. “We’re still working on the collection as we find better, more local, and more sustainable things to offer,” Wade notes. Modern General is more than just a retail store, however—it also has single-origin coffee, freshpressed juices, a daily specialty sandwich, and a few fresh breakfast offerings. The simple fare includes timeless favorites such as peanut butter and jelly on toast and homemade granola. Fruit-filled Czech pastries called kolaches are baked daily, using Wade’s grandmother’s recipe. Wade hopes to eventually grind her own flours—for baking and for bulk sale— from amaranth, einkorn, and other alternative grains using a custom-built mill imported from Austria. When she’s not traveling back and forth between Santa Fe and Austin, where construction of a third Vinaigrette restaurant is underway (the second location is in Albuquerque), Wade might be spotted at Modern General sipping coffee with whipped cream, and she invites others to join her. “Santa Fe is a pretty progressive, awesome community,” she says. “People here will get that we’re offering less on purpose and doing it as an act of love and nurturing.” Modern General, Monday–Saturday, 7 am–7 pm, Sunday, 8 am–3 pm, 637 Cerrillos,

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This meticulously remodeled historic home just one block from Canyon Road retains many of the residence’s endearing original features. Oak floors, kiva fireplaces, soaring vigas, and copper hardware are a few of the classic touches that remain. Several modern upgrades in the gallery, media room/library, and master bedroom and bath, as well as a two-car garage, make the 2,400-square-foot Pueblo-style home luxuriously livable. Other welcome updates include granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the open kitchen, skylights throughout, and hardscaped terraces. Portales flank the front and back of the house, which is situated on a quarter of an acre near the Santa Fe River. The neighborhood is quiet and secluded even though it’s very close to Canyon Road’s restaurants and galleries and all that downtown Santa Fe has to offer. List price: $1.02 million, Contact: Mary Layne, Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, 505-660-3540,,



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Coyote Cafe

Restaurants that have been around for a long time can be vulnerable to resting on their laurels or coasting on their reputations. Not so with Coyote Cafe, which for 28 years (and counting) has remained one of Santa Fe’s most innovative and popular restaurants. Ask any foodie, be it a local chef or a visitor from out of town, and they’ll agree that the culinary clout that keeps the downtown eatery at the top of its game comes directly from the palate of Executive Chef Eric DiStefano. Season after season, DiStefano’s creative dishes celebrate current trends while also showcasing groundbreaking crazes of his own. This spring the restaurant fires up the open-kitchen rotisserie, and its bronzed organic chicken scattered with slivers of black truffles and sided with decadent foie gras–stuffed ravioli (seen here) is heavenly. Stylish salads include Maine lobster with sweet peas and pea shoots, farmersmarket heirloom radishes, and zesty preserved lemon dressing. Rave about DiStefano’s world-famous elk tenderloin if you must—it’s that good—but all his dishes impress with their clean flavors and unique designs. This is definitely food worth howling about.—John Vollertsen Coyote Cafe, 132 Water, april/may 2015

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Café Fina’s unfussy yet sophisticated fare is now available for dinner BELIEVE IT OR NOT, there are times when a food reviewer actually yearns for an uncomplicated meal. After a particularly busy month of teaching, reviewing, and catering, I was suffering from palate fatigue. What a revelation it was, then, to discover the simple joys of the dinner menu offered three nights a week (Thursday through Saturday) at Café Fina (, especially since I was already a fan of the breakfast and lunch menus that perfectly fill a niche in the growing southeast side of town. The casual, Eldoradoarea café bustles with early-day activity seven days a week. Owner Murphy O’Brien, who’s spent many years in both the front and the back of the house of many of Santa Fe’s popular restaurants, cleverly follows a mantra that’s fueled his success: keep it simple. But by simple he doesn’t mean humble, unassuming, or uncreative—anything but. A meal I recently shared with three friends

Café Fina owner Murphy O’Brien cleverly follows a mantra that’s fueled his success at other Santa Fe restaurants: keep it simple. Rosemary is the intriguing ingredient in Galvin’s crispy polenta with creamy Gorgonzola sauce appetizer, topped with breadcrumbs and scallions.

Creamy mushroom lasagna, made with porcini and portobello mushrooms, is adrift in a porcini broth and served with a house-made sesame bread stick.

was as satisfying and delicious as any I’ve enjoyed in any of the fancier joints in our food-loving town. Every dish we sampled somehow managed to straddle two realms of taste profiles: sophisticated yet elemental, basic yet complex, familiar yet surprising. At the helm of all this deliciousness is chef Chris Galvin, whose name you may recognize from Andiamo and, more recently, Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill group. A part-time competitive weight lifter, Galvin shows her culinary strength by raising the bar on flavor and handling the creative heavy lifting on Café Fina’s enticing menu. Galvin originated the crispy polenta with creamy Gorgonzola sauce appetizer that’s become popular on other Santa Fe restaurant menus. I was delighted to see it here in its original form, gussied up with fresh rosemary and a breadcrumb scallion sprinkle. Salads—a classic Caesar and an apple, candied pecan, and blue cheese concoction—were ample and easily shared. There’s a nightly soup, but we opted for the green chile lamb stew, whose meat came from the Talus Wind Ranch in nearby Galisteo. It packed a nice chile kick with the 106

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fork-tender lamb floating in a rich broth with posole and delicate corn dumplings—yum! A mushroom lasagna with both portobello and porcini mushrooms, adrift in a heady porcini broth, managed to be both vegetarian and decadent while the duck confit with mashed potatoes and sautéed greens was a perfect and scrumptious rendition of the bistro favorite. (A second leg is available for a $5 surcharge, should you love it as much as we did.) With spring in the air, lighter fish entrées seemed appropriate choices, and both a grilled ruby trout with brown butter and toasted almonds and a seared salmon in a luscious lemongrass-ginger broth with cabbage and bok choy toss really showed off Galvin’s ability to let the ingredients’ pristine flavors shine through. The desserts were knockouts. The melt-in-your-mouth panna cotta, with its subtle almond infusion, was my favorite, but the chocoholics at the table swooned over the dense pot de crème. We also loved the apple galette, Meyer lemon tart, and sophisticated tres leches cake, here done with coconut as one of the milks. (I just realized we ordered and finished five desserts—woo hoo!) The gently priced wine list, though short, offered some provocative choices; we enjoyed both a citrusy Sean Minor sauvignon blanc and a crisp Markus Molitor Estate Riesling. There were bottled beers and cider, too, and this spring look for sakes and even a sake sangria to enjoy on the outside patio. Wanting to simplify your life? At Café Fina, “simple” just got very special.—JV

worthy of the buzz The Beestro serves innovative, top-notch food in a casual, convenient setting

The Rachel is The Beestro’s take on the classic Reuben, with turkey (substituting for pastrami), coleslaw, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing.

The Beestro on Marcy Street, a grab-‘n’-go sandwich and ice cream kiosk, has transformed into a full-fledged café thanks to expert service, a delightful atmosphere, and a creative menu. Chef/owner Greg Menke, who comes from a retail and personal chef background, has nudged his little business along with sheer tenacity, a strong commitment to quality ingredients, and an understanding of the flavors his customers love. The chef, who also operates a healthy catering business on the side, brings his passion for food to every delicious bite. From 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, The Beestro ( offers a wide range of plump sandwiches, tasty panini, bountiful salads, homemade soups, yummy pastries, and various coffees, available for taking out or dining in. Breakfast burritos, which are heated up on the panini press, may be seasoned with crispy bacon or fattened up with house-made chorizo and, of course, filled with lots of red or green. There’s a veggie version, too—an option that’s repeated throughout the menu— as well as vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free choices. Menke knows his customers.

Classic tres leches cake, topped with whipped cream and served with ripe berries, enjoys a new spin with the inclusion of rich coconut milk as one of the three milks.

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I LOVE HOW CHEFS have now joined the list of professionals whom people consider celebrities. They’re written about, gossiped about, and followed by diners who think nothing of flying across the country to sample their latest menus. The elevation of chef to celeb is an important part of our culinary scene, and we’re blessed in Santa Fe to have so many gastronomic superstars worth celebrating. One of my favorite chefs turned up in a surprising place, at the Artesian Restaurant at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. I happened into the cozy bar there after a day of soaking and ordered some appetizers. When they arrived I immediately knew there was a star in the kitchen—the quality and creativity of each dish was astounding. I asked our waiter if I might meet the chef, and out popped Paul Novak, who had run the kitchen at Geronimo for three years and had done a terrific job carrying out chef Eric DiStefano’s menus. Novak started at Ojo last July but has been cooking under the radar while initiating changes on the menu and planning a garden that will fuel farm-to-table offerings very soon. I can’t wait to return to try every dish. This spring show your love and support for the talented men and women who frequently tickle your palate by regularly dining at Santa Fe’s 200-plus restaurants. Talk about star power!—JV


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Upon grabbing your packaged meal, you can head back to your desk, to a sunny spot on the Plaza, or to the cozy and flatteringly lit dining room just up the flight of stairs that sides the open, street-level kitchen. There, pin spots highlight the bee-and-honeycomb-themed artwork that adorns the walls. (Menke has dubbed this area the Marcy Street Gallery.) The lunch menu changes daily; a quick visit to the website will alert you to the day’s offerings. A bounty of goodies that I took back to my office elicited rave reviews, impressing and delighting folks with a variety of palates. Favorites included a plump turkey Reuben—here called the Rachel (Reuben’s wife?)—piled with roast turkey, coleslaw, Jarlsberg Swiss, and Russian dressing. It required two hands to hold and had us fighting over the last bite. My personal fave was the Mumbai Veggie Wrap, which boasted all the fillings you’d find in a samosa, with edamame sitting in for peas and a killer spicy green chile apple chutney on the side for dipping. Delish, and vegan to boot! The soups on offer tasted like your grandma made them (if she were a very good cook). The ginger chicken salad was a creative spin on an Asian noodle bowl, with tender pulled chicken, veggies, and rice noodles dressed with a zippy tamari lime dressing, while the red chile honey-glazed salmon salad added farmers market greens and vegetables to skewers of moist, tender salmon seasoned with lemon and dill. (Are you hungry yet?) The focus on flavor in each dish had us truly impressed; even a humble Frito pie rivaled its competitors with deep chile flavors and smoky buffalo. This is seriously delicious food. When dining in, there’s a lengthy cider list (very au courant) and an eclectic wine and beer list to take the edge off the day. The Beestro is one of my favorite finds—there’s so much to buzz about.—JV

The red chile honey-glazed salmon salad adds farmers market greens and vegetables to skewers of moist, tender salmon seasoned with lemon and dill.

Anasazi Restaurant & Bar 113 Washington, 505-988-3236

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 restaurant and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Fusing Southwestern and Argentinean flavors to create a unique dining experience. Alfresco dining with a special patio menu with full bar and wine selections is available starting May 1. Private dining also available.

905 S St Francis, 505-699-2243

The true taste of Philadelphia comes to Santa Fe at Bambini’s, conveniently located in front of Ski Tech close to St Franics and Cerrillos. Our cheese steaks and hoagies are 100% authentic and our bread is straight from Philly. Our passion for healthy and carefully crafted food is in each our delicious sandwiches which includes various meats and vegetarian options. All of our ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the greatest possible quality, while staying true to the food traditions of Philadelphia. Furthermore, we are all HEALTHY people and take great pride in serving our patrons high quality, healthy foods. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!!

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Amaya Restaurant

1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps the focus on fine food and conversation, and the restaurant opens onto our patio for seasonal outdoor dining with amazing mountain views.

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Cowgirl BBQ

Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquitesmoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican 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 a week: 11 am–midnight during the week and 11 am on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.

Arroyo Vino

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319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565

218 Camino La Tierra, 505-983-2100 Arroyo Vino Restaurant and Wine Shop, located just 10 minutes west of Santa Fe, has fast become the city’s best fine dining and wine buying destination. Voted a Top 100 Wine List in America by OpenTable diners in 2014, Arroyo Vino serves innovative contemporary American cuisine. A casual and inviting modern space with views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountain ranges.

The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756

Gabriel’s Restaurant

4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000

Located five minutes north of the Opera on US 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels “one of America’s top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories.” Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with spectacular mountain views. Inside, thick adobe walls and kiva

502 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-469-2345 At Bang Bite, you’ll find a cool selection of goodies that taste better than they do anywhere else [at least we are trying]. We’re not bragging! OK, maybe a little bit…but isn’t taste the whole reason you’re into great food and not eating some down crap from a Super Bowl commercial? We’d love to share our passion with you, so please roll in for a Bite of goodness and simple pleasures.

Plaza Café

54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat!

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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 saffroninfused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generationsold recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

Bang Bite

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Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.

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fireplaces create a cozy romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made at your table, renowned margaritas, handmade corn tortillas and seasonal dinner specials. Reservations recommended. Open daily 11:30–9.30 pm.

of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday–Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm.

Galisteo Bistro

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700

Casual fine dining just a block off the Plaza Galisteo Bistro specializes in seafood, all natural meat and game, plus locally sourced organic produce, all dishes prepared daily by hand. A truly unique dining experience awaits you in downtown Santa Fe. Dinner Tuesday through Sunday 5 pm until 9:30 pm. Reservations recommended.

Joseph’s Culinary Pub

428 Agua Fria, 505-982-1272

Joseph’s Culinary Pub, created October, 2013, and driven by seasoned New Mexico chef and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Alumn Joseph Wrede, has blossomed into one of Santa Fe’s most exciting culinary platforms. Recognized twice in the New York Times in its first year, Joseph’s promises an exciting 2015. Awaken your palate and enjoy a warm welcome any night of the week, 5:30–10/11 pm. Parking behind restaurant. Reservations:

La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232

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

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531, 505-984-7915

Award recipient Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Offering casual dining by romantic candlelight in the dining room or alfresco on the tree house feel of the patio. Try the culinary creations of award-winning, Executive Chef Marc Quiñones. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best in 2014. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Cena Pronto prix fixe dinner menu offers three courses for $34

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929

Maria’s now uses only 100-percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, homestyle, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Open Monday–Sunday from 11 am until close. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Midtown Bistro

901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121

Midtown Bistro, located in the “heart” of Santa Fe, and only a short jaunt from the Plaza, features local cuisine with an

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international flair. Open daily. Guests enjoy dining indoors or on our patio among native flora, which creates a magnificent ambience while dining on an array of fresh meats, seafood, pastas, and much more. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer. Lunch Monday– Saturday 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner Monday–Saturday 5–9 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–3 pm.

Pranzo Italian Grill

540 Montezuma, 505-984-2645

Pranzo Italian Grill, Santa Fe’s premiere dining hot spot, has been servicing locals and tourists alike for over 26 years. Feel at home as Chef Steven Lemon, owner and proprietor, puts together wonderful dishes with a northern/Mediterranean Italian style. We don’t stop there however. Come see our celebrated wine list, fantastic farmers market specials and enjoy the best happy hour in town from 4-6 pm everyday. Reservations recommended.

The Ranch House

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900

Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and Cristo’s Road, near Kohl’s. Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.

Rancho de Chimayó

300 Santa Fe County Road 98 on the scenic “High Road to Taos,” 505-984-2100

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary this year as a treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage—A Timeless Tradition. Serving worldrenowned authentic New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this century-old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó 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–8:30 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast on weekends. Get your 50th Anniversary Cookbook online today!


231 Washington, 505-984-1788

Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people-watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays.

Zia Diner

326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008

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Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers, and an amazing Happy Hour! The Zia Diner is open every day from 11 am, serving Lunch and Dinner, including the best Carne Adovada this side of the Pecos River! They use only organic chicken, New Mexico free range beef and Taos Farm eggs. So whether it’s a Beet and Goat Cheese Salad or the famous Green Chile Pinon Meatloaf, we’ll See Ya at the Zia!!!

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April and May April 2–4 Baroque Holy Week. Santa Fe Pro Musica presents music by Pergolesi and Purcell performed by soprano Kathryn Mueller and mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski, accompanied by the Baroque Ensemble on period instruments. $20–$65, April 2 and 3, 7:30 pm; April 4, 6 pm, Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl, April 10 Nuestra Música. The 15th annual evening of Hispano folk music and history celebrates New Mexico’s musical heritage. $10, 7 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, April 16 Takács Quartet. Performance Santa Fe presents the Grammy Award–winning string ensemble playing works by Haydn and Beethoven. $25–$75, 7:30 pm, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, April 17–26 Curated: Exhibitions and Discussions around Ever-changing Themes. The third installment of The Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Art Matters 2015 series comprises presentations, discussions, and exhibits at member galleries. Art Matters events create space for attendees to interact with artists, critics, historians, and gallery owners to experience firsthand why Santa Fe is one of the most distinctive art destinations in the world. Prices, times, and locations vary, April 23 John Mulaney. This young comedian, who won an

Emmy in 2011 for his work on Saturday Night Live, brings his fresh stand-up show to Santa Fe. The Chicago native is the creator, executive producer, and star of a new semiautobiographical FOX comedy called Mulaney. $29.50, 7 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, May 1 Outdoor Vision Fest. Featuring 50 projected art installations by SFUAD students working with design, animation, and video, Outdoor Vision Fest drew more than 2,000 visitors in 2014. Free, 8:45–10:45 pm, Visual Arts Center, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s,


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May 2–3 Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and More. Experience military drills, cannon firings, and reenactments of battles fought at Glorieta Pass and Apache Canyon. $6–$8, 12 and under free, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, May 8–9 Passport to the Arts. Canyon Road artists and galleries celebrate the creative legacy of the historic half-mile-long road. Friday night gallery receptions feature live art demonstrations. On Saturday, artists compete in the Artist Quick Draw event, and a cocktail reception and live auction follow. Friday, 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am–6 PM, various locations on Canyon Road, May 16 Santa Fe Run Around. Starting and finishing on the Plaza, the 37th annual Santa Fe Run Around is the city’s oldest

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Proof that Southeastern New Mexico was once a coastline can be readily found at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, where fossilized sea creatures and plants dating back 240–280 million years are embedded in the limestone walls. Unlike many limestone caves that are formed from water erosion, however, the 120 that make up Carlsbad Caverns were created approximately 17–20 million years ago by naturally occurring sulfuric acid that dissolved ancient inland sea reefs. The park, located about 20 miles south of the town of Carlsbad, can be toured with or without a guide. Take an elevator 750 feet underground to see a variety of cave features along the Big Room Trail, a 1.25-mile path surrounded by limestone formations called speleothems that are described as looking like columns, draperies, soda straws, popcorn, and more. You’ll also see stalactites hanging down from the ceilings and stalagmites emerging from the floors. The caverns provide a cool and humid 57-degree respite from the southern New Mexico sun yearround, but an ideal time to visit is mid-April to lateOctober, when nearly 400,000 Brazilian free-tailed bats perform a nightly mass exodus from the caves. Since the caverns are a roughly 4.5-hour drive from Santa Fe, you may want to consider lodging or camping in town. For more information, visit—Cristina Olds

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