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22 People We Love
Profiles of 15 artisans, business owners, musicians, and other folks who keep Santa Fe unique
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18 City Different
Native Treasures, the Santa Fe Century, Eldorado Studio Tour, and a roundup of performances across the city
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77 Living A color-saturated home shows off the owner’s folk art collection
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ON THE COVER William (Bill) Smith, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and his husky-mix rescue dog, Madrid, grace the 2018 People We Love cover. Read more about Mr. Smith and his philanthropic endeavors on page 22.
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While Santa Fe is famous for its architecture, art, and the countless other creations that originate here, there are many amazing individuals behind all this creativity. As we do every People We Love issue, we want to introduce you to a stunning array of people who are doing great things using a variety of talents. Their one commonality is that each has chosen to call Santa Fe home, and much of their achievement begins right here. Every year, all of us here at Santa Fean take great pride in identifying these very special people. This time, most of our subjects are people that I know personally on one level or another, so I can hereby attest to their lovability! The writers and editors who put these profiles together noted, without equivocation, the kindness, creativity, and, in many cases, humor that runs through all of these personalities and their stories. Few people live in Santa Fe because of the amazing earning potential of our local economy. Sure, the natural beauty seen in our mountains and skies is alluring, but it seems to me that what draws these creative giants to our town is something less material and more about the magical quality that runs through the veins of our community. That same magic lives in the souls of all Santa Feans as well as many of our part-time residents. We’re less about the financial statements and more about beauty in all shapes and types. We move to the sound of a different beat that can be felt only in a city as special as this one.
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performances around town April and May are the months when many of our local performing arts organizations finish their seasons, and they have busy schedules. Performance Santa Fe has four upcoming shows. April 6 brings Parsons Dance, a New York City–based modern dance company. Kronos Quartet, avid proponents of new music, appear April 21 in a program that includes a piece by Albuquerque composer Raven Chacon, who is of Navajo descent. May 1, pianist Daniil Trifonov takes the Lensic stage, performing Prokofiev, Bartók, and Stockhausen. Performance Santa Fe finishes May 31 with Fred Hersch, piano, Anat Cohen, clarinet and saxophone, and vocalist Kate McGarry in a program of jazz. The Santa Fe Symphony’s principal conductor Guillermo Figueroa, accompanied by his sister, acclaimed pianist Ivonne Figueroa, displays his prowess on the violin in a recital of Romantic works on April 12. He joins the symphony as conductor and soloist on April 15 in Ernesto Cordero’s Ínsula Tropical, written for Figueroa. Schumann and Mozart symphonies round out the program. The Symphony’s season winds up on May 19 and 20 with pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe. Santa Fe Pro Musica ends the year with April 28 and 29 performances by Benjamin Hochman in a Mozart piano concerto with David Felberg conducting the orchestra in Stravinsky, Mazzoli, and a Mozart symphony. Friday the 13th of April is a lucky day for those who need a good laugh, as comedian Paula Poundstone appears at the Lensic. SITE Santa Fe is rolling out an impressive list of events, including Albuquerque’s Chatter programs once a month, featuring composer Raven Chacon April 14. Meow Wolf’s schedule is filling up, and they join forces with AMP Concerts to bring Portugal. The Man to the convention center April 18. GiG Performance Space has Máire Ní Chathashaigh and Chris Newman April 20th for Celtic fans, Austin Piazzolla Quartet the next night for the tango crowd, and an array of other guitarists and jazz groups, too. —Lisa J. Van Sickle performance
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Elizabeth Joy Roe joins The Santa Fe Symphony in Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto, Op. 38.
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David Felberg conducts Santa Fe Pro Musica’s April concerts.
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Since the show’s inception in 2005, Native Treasures has generated over $4 million in sales for Native American artists. Now in its 14th year, this nationally recognized Native art market and benefit, hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), seeks to up the ante for this already-must-attend event. This year, the MIAC Living Treasure and featured artist is Taos Pueblo jeweler Maria Samora, who will be honored in a Friday evening ceremony. Samora’s work is decidedly minimalist and absolutely stunning. She says, “For me, I really want to break down these boundaries and these stereotypes of what people think Native jewelry should be. I just want my jewelry to speak for itself.” Her metalwork techniques are varied and are adapted from numerous influences, including the Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, and even the Korean method of keum-boo, which involves applying thin sheets of gold to silver. On Saturday, don’t miss the champagne breakfast and early buying, and at 2 pm a new addition to the event—a fashion show. In between, or after, take the opportunity to meet some of the 200 artists selling everything from traditional baskets and pottery to contemporary painting, sculpture, jewelry, and more.—Amanda N. Pitman
Jennie Frederick works in handmade paper and encaustic.
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, May 25–27, Friday pre-show celebration and benefit 5–7:30 pm, 2018 Living Treasures ceremony at 5:45 pm, $125; Saturday champagne breakfast and early bird buying, 8–10 am, $25–$40; general admission, 10 am–5 pm, fashion show at 2 pm, free; Sunday 10 am–4 pm, free; Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, nativetreasures.org
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Right: Maria Samora’s elegant gold bracelet shows why she has been named the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Living Treasure for 2018.
Santa Fe Century
tour Hosted by the Eldorado Arts & Crafts Association, the 27th annual studio tour highlights over 80 artists working in a variety of media. The preview reception takes place on Friday, May 18, with music and light refreshments. Numerous artists will be in attendance and available to discuss their art. Their work will be also on hand to give a feel for the overall tour. Make sure to pick up a brochure and map to each artist’s studio. Participating artists include Liz Faust, Marlene Barnes, Roxanne Turner, Mary Fredenburgh, Greg Cohen, and Jennie Frederick, among many others.—ANP
Eldorado studio tour, opening reception May 18, 5–7 pm, free, 16 Avenida Torreon; studios open May 19–20, 10 am–5 pm, free, various locations, eldoradoarts.org
The Santa Fe Century routes take participating cyclists through gorgeous scenery.
ride The 2018 Santa Fe Century, in its 33rd year, offers both new and old components for bicyclists of all sorts. Riders can choose between 25-, 50- and 100-mile rides, timed or not. The route for the Century has changed a bit to avoid road construction, but no worries, Heartbreak Hill is still included—up and back down. A new ride this year is a 20-mile, all dirt, out-and-back trek along the Santa Fe Rail Trail. Saturday, the beer garden is open from 4–7 pm, and onsite registration and the Vintage Bicycle Pageant are from 5–7 pm. The 2018 venue is Santa Fe Community College’s west parking lot, with more room, more parking, catering by Cowgirl BBQ, and massages after your ride.—LVS
Santa Fe Century, May 19, 4–7 pm, May 20, 6 am–5:30 pm, $35–$75, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards, santafecentury.com
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Traditional | Contemporary | Timeless Bracelet by Benson and Brenda Manygoats (Diné (Navajo). Photograph by Carol Franco
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Home at last! It took more than 20 years, but Bill Smith, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, is doing what he always wanted to do in the city he always knew was his true home.
William Smith a peek behind the curtain by Amanda N. Pitman
t isn’t likely that many people are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of running a tax-exempt public charity like our very own Santa Fe Community Foundation. President and CEO William (Bill) Smith invited me to his office one cold and rainy afternoon to shed some light on his position, his daily routine (or lack thereof), and why there is no other place than Santa Fe where he could have possibly made his home. “I had never been west of the Mississippi until I was 26,” says the Pennsylvania native, recalling the beginning of his love affair with the Land of Enchantment. With some time off from graduate school, Smith took an opportunity to visit New Mexico with a friend from the area. “I remember that first night camping at a state park near Belen [New Mexico] and just thinking that this was unlike any place I had ever seen,” he marvels. “It was just magic from that moment.”
“I am moved by the ability that we have, working with so many generous people, that we can make a difference here and there, with money both large and small. That moves me a lot.”—William Smith Smith worked for 20 years in health care advocacy in Washington, D.C., a career path that often gave him “the great privilege of choosing where I wanted to work.” Offered a position with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Smith knew that the organization’s programs could do great work in New Mexico. “I got to experience professional life here, with an extraordinary group of people who are so dedicated to this place—not changing this place, but investing in what is amazing and different and historical . . . and yet being forward-thinking at the same time,” he says. As his professional reputation grew, Smith was asked to co-teach a course at the University of New Mexico and spent the next several years teaching for six to eight weeks at a time. “And although I love Albuquerque, and I love all parts of our state, Santa Fe is my home,” Smith notes, “so I would stay up here and commute down to UNM three to four days a week.” But at this point in his career, he was only able to spend a disappointingly small amount of time in Santa Fe. “I really missed it when I left, and was really upset when I had to get back in my Jeep with my dog to drive back East,” he admits.
Ready for a major change, Smith was drawn to philanthropic work. In September of 2016, he was offered the position with the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Community foundations are set up to invest and administer charitable funds, and to match donors with appropriate causes. For Smith and the Santa Fe Community Foundation, these objectives fall into three core tenets, including the belief that all Santa Feans (and all New Mexicans) deserve equal access to opportunities regardless of race, birthplace, or socioeconomic status, as well as access to career opportunities, education, healthcare, and enjoyment of the arts. The second part includes investing in systemic solutions solving local and statewide problems. The third is Smith’s “three Ps”: this place, our people, and the power we have to collectively effect change. Smith talks excitedly about what this means for our community. “We work on the Empty Stocking Fund here in Santa Fe,” he begins, “and there was a guy who wrote us . . . .” He breaks off, emotional, and his assistant, Jamie Aranda, takes over. The Santa Fe Community Foundation was able to get a family a permanent apartment after they had been living in their car, she explains. “He sent us this really touching email of just, ‘Thank you, I’m not spending cold nights in my car anymore with my family, and not in motels, and I have a stable, affordable place where we can live,’ and he was so, so grateful for this assistance we were able to provide,” she finishes. By helping this gentleman, Smith adds, they were also helping his children do better in school, and making it easier for the family to have full meals. “We think about housing as a systemic issue,” he says. “If you’re homeless, there is a cascading effect that happens that creates all these other bad outcomes that we see, that we respond to, and so many people in our generous community respond to. So, how do we find these solutions that can have a much broader impact than just finding someone a home? That’s in and of itself enough, but we know that if we can find someone like that housing that is affordable, it is just better for them, better for our economy, and better for our city and our community.” When asked what his typical day looks like, Smith laughs heartily. “If there is such a thing as a typical day, I haven’t experienced one in the last 15, 16 months! And in part, that is amazing.” Smith notes that a big part of his job is getting out of the office, and he frequently makes site visits to grantees. “Yesterday I went to La Familia just to say hello. And every time I go on one of those site visits, I am just awestruck. I am moved by the ability that we have, working with so many generous people, that we can make a difference here and there, with money both large and small. That moves me a lot.” april/may 2018
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e’re going to Santa Fe!” were the words Alexandra Sandoval heard from her mother as they packed their bags to drive from Virginia to New Mexico when she was just eight years old. Sandoval said Santa Fe drew her mother in from the art perspective. “When I first came out here, it was a culture shock— but I love it!” she says with a laugh. Sandoval’s long and winding road to becoming director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish began with experiences from her childhood. “My fondest memories as a little girl are of being outdoors with my dad. We were either backpacking, fishing, or just outdoors. My dad had a love for the outdoors, so we were constantly outside, all the time,” she recalls. A chance meeting with a female park ranger in Shenandoah National Park made Sandoval say, “That is what I want to be!” She continues, “I didn’t know what that was at the time, but I was raised outdoors and so wildlife and a strong notion of protection are what propelled me to do what I am doing.” The idea of being able to conserve wildlife and to “get the wrong-doers who are illegally taking wildlife” jumpstarted her career in 1994 as a district wildlife officer (game warden) in Roswell and Clayton. From there, it was an easy move into wildlife specialist. Other positions she has held with Game and Fish include federal grant manager, licensing supervisor, administrative services division chief, and chief financial officer. After her appointment to the directorship in May, 2014, she effected a shift in the priorities of the department. “The conservation aspect has grown for me— it’s expanded into the habitat piece as well. That’s the focus of the agency right now. One of our priority focuses is moving into large-scale habitat restoration. You can’t have the wildlife without the habitat . . . and a whole bunch of other things!” Sandoval is only the second woman in New Mexico Game and Fish’s 101-year history to hold the position of director. “Being the second female director in history is a huge bag of emotions for me. When I applied for the job, I never even thought about that term ‘female director’ . . . it never even crossed my mind. My dad, in particular, taught me to just go get it. Go follow your passion. He never pointed out to me ‘hey, you’re a girl,’ or ‘you’re female,’ so when I first took this position, I didn’t much think about what that meant. But now that I’ve been in the position I fully appreciate and love the fact that I can serve as a role model for females in natural resource management, not only here in the state, but across the country. And that has some powerful feelings for me.”—Amanda N. Pitman DOUGLAS MERRIAM
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he second of three children in a traditional Hispanic family, Ana Pacheco didn’t fit the mold. She was expelled from a Catholic primary school after an altercation with a nun (a desk was thrown), becoming the first in her family to attend public schools. Her mother’s wish was for Pacheco to marry young and settle into a secure job with the state. Instead, she enrolled at the College of Santa Fe. In 1976, at 19 years old, she left school and moved to New York, only informing her parents six weeks later. Living up to the nickname bestowed on her by an aunt, “Ana Perdida” (the lost one) was out of here. In 1992, her mother’s terminal illness brought Pacheco back. By the time her mother died, 16 months later, Pacheco had a small baby and a big question: what now? Santa Fe was changing quickly, and the words of family friend and local historian Pedro Ribera-Ortega (1931–2003) rang true. “Ana, we’re at the eleventh hour. If somebody doesn’t do something we’re going to lose all this history and culture.” Pacheco realized Santa Fe, her sleepy hometown, was actually “a motherlode of history,” and that it was her time to become a keeper of the heritage. “Doing something” took the form of founding La Herencia, a quarterly magazine she published from 1994– 2009. Pacheco covered all aspects of Hispanic life in La Herencia, and ran articles by historians and academics, along with poems, recipes, genealogy, and photographs. Pacheco next turned to writing books. A publisher approached her to do Legendary Locals, brief interviews with Santa Feans of every stripe. 2016 brought publication of A History of Spirituality in Santa Fe, a book Pacheco is incredulous no one before her had thought to write. From the Catholic Church to the Hare Krishnas and I AMs, it covers the various religious groups that have called the City of Holy Faith home. In July, Pacheco’s seventh book will be out. Titled Pueblos of New Mexico, it will be, like her other books, full of historic photographs. Pacheco is donating all proceeds from Pueblos of New Mexico to Chamiza Foundation, which supports Pueblo culture. The one-time Ana Perdida has outgrown the nickname, having found deep meaning in exploring the history, both bright and dark, of Santa Fe. The former City Historian (2015–2017) realizes that her years away gave her a deeper appreciation when she returned. “My life worked out exactly the way it should have.” —Lisa J. Van Sickle
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aura Dhu Studi’s impressive résumé includes titles such as Emmy Award– winner (for her 2013 documentary Canes of Power), actor, producer, writer, director, and teacher, but it is her fervent regard for New Mexico and its Indigenous communities that makes the Santa Fe community so proud to call her one of their own. “For a long time, I have been working closely with Native American communities in New Mexico,” Studi says. “I love the culture here.” Studi remarks with pride that she chose to call New Mexico home. “Coming from Los Angeles and living in New York, I was used to living in multicultural communities, and Santa Fe was like a wonderful creative stewpot that allowed me access to many outlets for my creative impulses that bigger cities might not give me.” As one of the state’s most ardent champions of the local film industry, Studi believes New Mexico’s future as an entertainment production mecca is brighter now than ever. “I think we are gaining credibility every day here with our crews and our actors,” says Studi. “As long as the incentives stay in place and we stay high on the list of great places to shoot, and people get more experienced and sophisticated about what they need to do to get those roles, then I think we’re going to have a great base here.” When not teaching adult acting classes, coordinating theater productions, participating in the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, or working with the Indigenous Language Institute, Studi serves as producer and writer for Santa Fe-based Silver Bullet Productions, a nonprofit film company that has produced three documentary films focused on Indigenous themes. The organization also runs workshops for Native middle and high school students that introduce them to the filmmaking craft. “Whether they go on to be filmmakers or not, for young people, being able to experiment with filmmaking is very empowering,” says Studi. New Mexico has also had an influence on another of Studi’s roles, that of mother. “I just have to say that this was a great place to raise a young person,” she says. “Growing up here was very beneficial to my son [who is now in his 20s] and he says to me all the time how grateful he is that he experienced learning how to enjoy the outdoors.”—Efraín Villa
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Larry Mitchell april/may 2018
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hether you know it or not, you have heard Larry Mitchell play guitar. Maybe his solo work, maybe one of his shows at Santa Fe Bandstand or New Mexico Jazz Festival. Maybe when he was touring with Tracy Chapman or Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars. Perhaps on recordings he has produced across the genres of rap, country, pop, Native American, and Christian contemporary. On hiatus from Santa Fe, Mitchell is tending to family responsibilities in Opelika, Alabama. Raised in Brooklyn, then in Queens, Mitchell was music-obsessed from the beginning. He got his first guitar when he was nine (although his mother will tell you he was playing air guitar on a broom, accompanying Elvis, long before that). He immediately started hanging out with other guitarists, and learned on his own. “Some would say selftaught; I would say community-taught,” muses Mitchell. “You can learn something from anyone.” By the time he finished high school, Mitchell was accomplished enough to find work as a sideman for as many as nine bands at a time, first in Queens, then Manhattan. He toured Italy with Miguel Bosé. He released his first solo album, Larry Mitchell, in 1990, picking up production skills along the way. Mitchell got a call in 2001 from Eileen Meyer, a New Mexico musician wanting him to produce a second album for her. He was getting ready to fly out on the morning of September 11, looked out a window, and saw flames shooting from the World Trade Center. When he was finally able to fly, the trip to New Mexico was full of enough serendipity that he briefly returned to New York and then came to New Mexico to stay. Not long after, he met Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal at a fundraiser and played some gigs with him. Their collaboration led to a Grammy win for both men for Mirabal’s album Johnny Whitehorse: Totemic Flute Chants. “I like to work with people I like, respect, and trust,” says Mitchell. Shelly Morningsong (North Cheyenne/Dutch), Joy Harjo (Muscogee [Creek] Nation), Madi Sato, and Martha Reich are just a few of the musicians on that list. Busy with producing while living in New Mexico, he says, “I’ve done more shows in New Mexico since I left.” Why has Mitchell been so successful? “I’m pretty good at helping people figure out who they are musically,” says Mitchell, adding that, “They don’t always know,” especially with first records. Between Mitchell’s innate respect for musicians’ ethnicity and heritage and his recording techniques—mic the harp from behind!—he has won 26 New Mexico Music Awards.—LVS
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rin Wade is a fixture in the Santa Fe culinary scene. As the proprietor of local favorite Vinaigrette (with locations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Austin, Texas) and the newer Modern General, she has made waves with her entrepreneurial success in the City Different and beyond. Wade, who grew up in Bellingham, Washington, spent part of a recent winter break back in her home state, concocting new recipes and spending time with her family. “I come up here sometimes to do design work and to test cook with my mom, because I tend to get sucked into operations when I’m at home,” she says. “My mom is a great cook and she’s my compatriot and partner when I’m working on new stuff.” And “new stuff” is perhaps a bit of an understatement for Wade. Between new things in the works for Albuquerque and the coming uptick in spring and summer business in Santa Fe, Wade is also planning something extra-special for her Nambé farm, where she grows much of the organic produce used in her restaurants. “We want to be able to do special events out there and event rentals and weddings and things like that, so that’s something we’re focusing on.” Though she remains a bit tight-lipped about the specifics, she laughs, recalling her sister’s recent wedding and the crazy time she had catering the event. “I realized that we really could do some beautiful, beautiful events out there—it’s definitely something we could continue to expand on.” Along with her 10 acres in Nambé, important causes to Wade are overall sustainability and keeping an eco-friendly focus in all her restaurants, including Modern General’s retail side. “One of the key commandments we have is sustainability. Whether it is produced artisanally by a person in a healthy environment at a living wage, or something made from natural materials that aren’t off-gassing into the home—it’s about things that make you happy, things that last. That’s a really important part of sustainability.” Though Wade travels frequently for work, often going to Texas to visit her Austin location, Santa Fe is where her heart is. “I love Santa Fe; it’s my happy warm fuzzy, it’s my home.”—ANP
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ou’ve likely seen Bobby Beals around town and not even realized it. Up on his skateboard, cruising down the street, you’d probably assume he’s just a teenager, out for a ride. Beals, however, picked up skateboarding a few years ago at the young age of 42 and never looked back. Much the same could be said about Beals’s life. After leaving Santa Fe for California to study film, he eventually found himself working in the film industry in Los Angeles. He was, however, a bit disheartened, citing the people he worked with and the long hours as the greatest factors in his desire for something new. As a fifth-generation Santa Fean, Beals still had family in Santa Fe. When his grandmother turned 80 and needed someone to help her out and do “good grandson things,” Beals says with a laugh, she became the catalyst that brought him back to the City Different. Once in Santa Fe, Beals needed work, and fast. He began waiting tables and bartending but his creative passions were unfulfilled. He started a business called Artassistant, where he would do everything from laying out paints to stretching canvas and even cleaning artists’ studios. After six months, he had multiple accounts and a job offer from a gallery. The wheels of his art-focused future were finally in motion. These days, Beals runs multiple successful artrelated businesses, including Beals & Co. Showroom, Santa Fe Exports, and Palace Avenue Arts. It is his company Kamagraph that has made a real difference for local youth (with the support of local businessmen Damon Archuletta of Initiate Skateboarding, and Casey Mickelson, owner of Downtown Subscription, in special events such as Skateopolis). His companies have partnered with artists including David Santiago, Reyes Padilla (who painted the room shown), Jodie Herrera, Frank Gonzales (who painted the deck shown), and Cody Brothers to create art for limited edition skateboard decks. The decks are sold or auctioned off, with proceeds going to organizations such as the Future Men Project and the National Alliance for Mental Illness. With all of these fabulous, meaningful projects in the works, there is little doubt that for Beals, returning to Santa Fe was exactly what was meant to be.—ANP
Bobby Beals april/may 2018
Pam Duncan 30
n 1992, when Pam Duncan arrived in Santa Fe from Tucson, she was one of only a handful of interior designers in the City Different, and there was really only one design style to speak of. Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors opened a year later, into a scene that all but eschewed modernism and minimalism for the heavy use of Southwestern vigas, nichos, and tile work. As the firm celebrates its silver jubilee this year, Duncan, for her part, is delighted to see how Santa Fe style has evolved. “People don’t clutter quite like they did; their collections are more organized,” she muses. “Our clients have become more sophisticated in their tastes. But,” she adds, “I still think we need a nod to Santa Fe in our homes. After all, Santa Fe has brought each of us here for a reason.” Though she studied interior design, architecture, and art history, the soft-spoken Duncan laughs, “Golly, I think I came out of the hatch as a designer!” Like most designers, she winces at the notion of imparting her own personal style too firmly upon her clients, but admits that in her own home, “I like a jumble of stuff. I like new and old. I love old wood, and there’s nothing like beautiful textiles.” Duncan clearly has a passion and talent for organizing, whether it’s art, dishes, crystal. “Working with collections is a joy—making them neat, organized, beautifully put out, and presented,” she says. “I love figuring out a sensational way to display them.” She is also passionate about education, particularly in the middle schools. As a member of the Hestia Fund, a giving circle that funnels its money through the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Duncan is understandably proud of the Piñon Award–winning organization’s grants awarded to educational entities—$1 million since its inception. Having put some recent medical issues firmly behind her, Duncan is easing back into work and looking forward to tending her beloved garden this summer. “The garden is a work in progress,” she says, noting its challenges: too much shade and the everimminent destruction two Westies can wreak upon it. But Duncan the designer would be the first to admit that it’s the most difficult projects that are the most rewarding. “Those are the kind of challenges I really get a kick out of.”—Amy Gross
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hen Adam Hoffberg (right) was 19 years old, he began working at Caroline Strange Opticians, and a passion was born. Today, 20-plus years later, Adam, his brother Jed Hoffberg (not shown), who runs the Albuquerque store, and Adam’s partner, Chris Cain (left), have come back to New Mexico to bring fashion and optical services to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, in the form of Ojo Optique. Now open for almost five years, Ojo Optique is a staple of Santa Fe’s downtown area. To the three co-owners of the Lincoln Avenue optical shop, the idea of becoming entrepreneurs in Santa Fe was never a difficult choice. “Santa Fe is really a great place to start something new,” says Adam. “I think Santa Feans are really open to interesting new things, certainly open to things that don’t exist here already, and there’s such an eclectic mix of people from all over the world that end up in Santa Fe, that I think that a lot of things can work here that wouldn’t work in other towns of this size.” Adds Chris, “And, we find that a lot of people in Santa Fe like to support local, and I find that very endearing.” In order to bring 100 percent unique, fashionforward finds to their stores, the men travel all over the world attending eyewear shows and going to market “in order to find the most interesting, best-made product that we can,” confirms Adam. The mission of Ojo Optique is to provide “the best independent eyewear available in the world, basically. We don’t do any massproduced products, we don’t do any licensed brands; it’s all small-batch, independent brands.” It was difficult to get Adam or Chris to talk about anything other than business, and they laughed when asked about free time. “We’ve been so busy that Chris hasn’t had a chance to see much of Santa Fe since we started the business!” chuckles Adam. Though Chris was quick to add, like many Santa Feans, “We do make it to an art opening, when we can squeeze out of here at the right time!”—ANP
Adam Hoffberg and Chris Cain april/may 2018
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ave Grusin was planning to attend Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University), thinking a career in veterinary medicine might be the way to go. “At the last minute my guilt caught up with me for all the effort and time my dad had spent on our music education, and I decided to go to music school,” says the Littleton, Colorado, native. A loss for Colorado’s animals was a win for the world’s music fans. Following a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and a draft notice and ensuing military service, Grusin enrolled in graduate school at the Manhattan School of Music. That didn’t last long, as crooner Andy Williams hired the young pianist for a tour and then for his television show. Working with Williams led Grusin to the rest of his life’s work as a composer and performer. For example, Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin worked on The Andy Williams Show; Grusin later scored many of their television shows, including Maude. “If you ever had to draw a map, it would be pretty confusing,” he says of his path through scoring over 60 films— including The Graduate, On Golden Pond, and The Fabulous Baker Boys—and countless television episodes. Where does Grusin find inspiration for all this music? “The thing that allows me to come up with an idea is a deadline,” he deadpans. Another Grusin film score, The Milagro Beanfield War, netted him an Oscar in 1988 and led to his settling in New Mexico. Between running a record company, GRP, with business partner Larry Rosen in New York and movie work in Los Angeles, he figured it was just as easy to commute from Santa Fe. And, for the Colorado native, there was skiing. “Like bowling night” might be for someone else, Grusin always reserved at least one evening a week for playing jazz. With 10 Grammy Awards for performing and producing, Grusin has worked with Quincy Jones, Antônio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, and Renée Fleming. His most frequent collaborator may well be guitarist Lee Ritenour. Now in his 80s, Grusin and his wife divide their time between Santa Fe and their ranch in Montana. He jokes that for a while, “Fly-fishing was a solid occupation, and music was kind of a hobby.” Grusin has no plans to retire. He and Ritenour have tour dates scheduled in Scandinavia and Switzerland in the upcoming months, and Grusin continues to thrive on the camaraderie and the ongoing musical conversation that is jazz. “After all these years I don’t know how to do anything else, so I had better do this,” he says of his life in music. “It’s been a great ride.”—LVS
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ell, where should we start?” laughs John Schaeffer, one of the owners of Gallery 901. His wife and gallery co-owner, Sherry Ikeda, laughs too, knowing the tale that follows. Intent on opening a gallery, they had originally set their sights on New Zealand or Paris, but when Ikeda saw Santa Fe she decided, “I like this!” says Schaeffer. They ventured up Canyon Road, viewed some encaustic art, went back to California and took some classes in encaustic, and the rest, as they say, is history. Their first gallery, located at 901 Canyon Road, was a mere 500 square feet, and the couple showed their own encaustic paintings. Shortly after, they began to branch out and show a few friends’ art, eventually deciding to show more prominent artists. Before they knew it, their year lease was up and they moved to 708 Canyon, but kept the Gallery 901 name. With three times the space, they brought in some nationally known artists and continued to enjoy the “gallery life” as they called it. “Our goal was to represent upand-coming artists, to discover the next [Vincent] van Gogh. We didn’t do that, but what was fun about it was keeping the art at the center of what was happening—it was about the art,” says Schaeffer. Now at 555 Canyon, they don’t show any of their own art, and their goals have shifted a bit to “. . . selling art to collectors and bringing collectors back to Santa Fe for what Santa Fe is defined as—the third most important art economy in the world,” notes Schaeffer. He continues, “What we love about being gallerists is that it really integrates you into the community in Santa Fe. We support ARTsmart, we support the New Mexico School for the Arts, we support what used to be Warehouse 21 and is now open studio space, and a lot of the art things that matter within this community.” Ikeda chimes in with “. . . the Lensic, the Opera,” and though things have changed since their initial move to Santa Fe, Schaeffer and Ikeda are clearly here for all the right reasons.—ANP
John Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda april/may 2018
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Robert Mirabal 34
obert Mirabal was a tribal elder at the young age of 25 and a musician long before that. The Taos Pueblo flutist feels a deep responsibility for keeping his Native American tradition alive for future generations, and the flute encapsulates his passion. “My culture and tradition shadow everything I do, especially my music,” Mirabal says. “I was part of the last generation to grow up in the old Pueblo village.” He’s referring to the 1,000-year-old adobe complex where life mirrored that of his forefathers. Mirabal and his family live in a more modern area of the Taos Pueblo, where they farm along the Rio Pueblo de Taos, and he wants the old world to flow through him to his three daughters—and to everyone on the Pueblo. That’s what it means to be an elder. “It’s responsibility to community. That’s it.” Now 51 years old, he has carried that responsibility for a quarter century. Music has taken the self-taught, two-time Grammy winner around the world, and he has garnered international acclaim for albums such as Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth. Mirabal is also renowned for making traditional Native American flutes, including some displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. While he still tours on occasion, these days he’s happy on the farm, close to the earth, where he’s gravitating toward the subtler aspects of music. “I’m learning where I belong in my own music, and it’s between the white and black keys, in the nuances,” says Mirabal. “I’m listening more and incorporating what I hear. My compositions are more complex, the theory deeper.” He explains that, while Western music is based on the 12-tone scale, “The ethnic world has more than 100 tonalities to work with. The possibilities are endless.” Mirabal still handcrafts flutes, but only 20 a year, and only in the summer. It’s an intricate, laborious process born from a finely tuned ear, capable hands, and an understanding of the way breath circulates through each instrument to create its timbre. “Each flute has a complexity all its own that calls to me. I try to answer.”—Catherine Adams
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Tresa Vorenberg april/may 2018
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resa Vorenberg has been crafting metal and stone into jewelry for 44 years, beginning in Kansas City. Family responsibilities necessitated a return to New Mexico for the Carlsbad native at the beginning of 1981, and she settled in Santa Fe. Her shop, Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths, has been in its current Canyon Road location since 1983. Vorenberg jokes that she left her store in the famed Crown Center in Kansas City, a city of 1.5 million people that had just three custom jewelers, for Santa Fe, a city of 1.5 million jewelers in a town of fewer than 100,000! Humorous exaggeration aside, Vorenberg says that Santa Fe has become a mecca for fine, handcrafted jewelry in an era when Walmart is the nation’s largest seller of jewelry. People fly in to Santa Fe from all over the country specifically to shop for wedding rings. Her shop carries the work of 35 designers; most have showed with Vorenberg for years. “We kind of choose each other,” she says. “With the offerings we have, we can please that many more people.” What is the common aesthetic in the gallery? Vorenberg and gallery manager Samaya Blaise decide that “casual elegance” is a good description, and that the store itself and the merchandise within is both comfortable and beautiful. All the work in the store, Vorenberg continues, “is handmade by someone who loves what they do.” Most of Vorenberg’s own work is custom. “I really enjoy working heart-to-heart with people,” she says, noting that she wants to design a piece that is a perfect fit for the person’s life—and their hand. Her rings are usually asymmetrical, carefully made to fit either a right or a left hand. She prefers gold, feeling it best suits her work and retains its shine after years of wear. Vorenberg estimates she works 60 hours a week, most of that at her off-site studio. She can’t imagine doing anything else, at least not since her childhood dream of being a jockey faded as she grew to five-feet-nine inches tall. She did have a horse for a time as an adult, and he is the inspiration for an elaborate, one-of-a-kind necklace she crafted that is waiting for the right buyer. “I feel like there’s a little angel attached to each piece, and they go out and find the person it was made for,” she says. Retirement holds no appeal for Vorenberg. She loves what she does, and finds it rejuvenating. Much of her custom work is for weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions. “It’s nourishing to get to play a role in someone saying ‘I love you’ to someone else. Does it get any sweeter than that?”—LVS
Marshall Thompson 36
t the ripe old age of 5, Marshall Thompson was put to work moving rocks and masonry on his father’s job sites. Mom was horrified; her son was going to be a professional, she proclaimed, not a construction worker. Naturally, Thompson followed in his father’s footsteps. After obtaining a degree in business administration from the College of Santa Fe, he went into construction, working as an operations manager in his father’s company. In 1983 three things happened: Dad retired; Thompson founded his own building company, Constructive Assets, Inc.; and he met author and television scriptwriter George R. R. Martin. “The first home project I did for George was completed on time and on budget, and I became his contractor,” Thompson explains in his rich baritone (no surprise to learn he’s an accomplished singer). “George is a loyal kind of guy, and I’ve been with him for 35 years now. Our projects together have blossomed from personal projects to commercial ventures.” Two such ventures included the award-winning (for Constructive Assets) renovation of the Jean Cocteau Cinema, and the remodel of the 15,000-square-foot building that would become the Meow Wolf immersive art experience—a project that charted so much new territory, says Thompson, “We didn’t even know what the inspectors would be looking for!” In quick succession, his company completed projects for ARTsmart (another award-winner), Meow Wolf Creative Studios, and Martin’s Dragonstone Studios. The secret to Thompson’s success? “When I’m doing a project I throw myself into it; I’m the superintendent,” he says. “Nobody can really have the passion to be there and get something done as well as I can, and I think my customers appreciate that.” Though he and his wife, Marla, have recently begun indulging their love of international travel, Thompson is a Santa Fe guy all the way, a firm believer in volunteerism and giving back to the community he fell in love with decades ago. He’s active in his church, serves on the Capital Advisory Committee for the City of Santa Fe, is the president of the Santa Fe branch of The International Wine & Food Society, and, perhaps most appropriately, is a longtime member and board member of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. No doubt about it: This local boy’s done good.—AG
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Richard Peters as Bella Gigante
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his town is a bubble of acceptance,” says Richard Peters, the man behind Bella Gigante, one of Santa Fe’s most beloved drag divas. “I have lived all over the country and it’s the only place I’ve ever felt like I belonged.” Through costuming, makeup, and wig accessories, Peters transforms himself into what he calls “a plusplus sized girl who is a throwback to vintage, classy times. . .with a little Divine edge.” Visual embellishments aside, Bella’s creation story is not all that different from that of so many other New Mexicans who “find themselves” in the Land of Enchantment. It starts 21 years ago with what was supposed to be a quick visit to Santa Fe to see a friend. Peters liked the city so much he decided to stay a while and look for a job. A vocalist by profession, he soon had a gig as a singer at La Casa Sena’s La Cantina and as a stylist at a local costume shop. Five years ago, he put his skills to the test when he showed up to work in drag as part of a show La Cantina was hosting. That night, Bella Gigante was born. Peters credits Santa Fe for being the perfect incubator to nurture his evolution. “For a while I was a bit too brash for some people, but when I became Bella that brashness was accepted and the people of Santa Fe really embraced her,” he says. “Over time she’s gotten prettier, my drag’s gotten better, and my confidence as Bella has increased.” As part of the rock band Hella Bella, Peters is now adjusting to being part of more collaborative endeavors. “It’s like a team as opposed to just me, which is nice,” he says. Peters also works with Santa Fe Prom Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides prom attire to lower income youth. The notion of reinvention is what Peters most hopes people learn from his story. “I want to be the spokesperson for people of all shapes, sizes and ages,” he says. “I want people to never give up on their dreams, because if I can become Bella at 44 years old, being a six-foot-five man, and be successful at it, then there’s no excuse for anyone.”—EV april/may 2018
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Blue Flow, oil on canvas, 12 x 12"
Springtime Divine! Canyon Road Contemporary 622 Canyon canyoncontemporary.com Through May 28 Reception May 18, 5–7 pm Live painting demonstration May 19, 11 am –3 pm
Dena Tollefson’s artwork utilizes an unusual technique that she describes as daubism. First, Tollefson mixes an individual color with oil paints, then uses a palette knife to daub the paint onto the canvas. Each stroke of color is isolated from the others, and with Tollefson’s practice of mixing from a limited palette, hundreds of related colors can appear in a single work. The result is a tactile surface beckoning viewers to take a closer look. Tollefson states, “I find mosaics fascinating [in] how the individual pieces all contribute to the whole—I want my paintings to have a similar idea where overlapping petals of paint all stand on their own and then contribute to the total.” Her spring exhibition, Springtime Divine! Impressionist paintings by Dena Tollefson, shows a variety of her paintings, with a focus on forest scenes among other themes. See Tollefson employ her technique live outside Canyon Road Contemporary on Saturday, May 19, from 11 am–3 pm.—Amanda N. Pitman
Above: The Favorite Saddle, oil on canvas, 18 x 36"
Nick Hermes the story, the craft by Ama nda N. Pitma n
“For the first nine years I was at Joe Wade Fine Art, I was doing pop surrealism,” starts Nick Hermes. “In the last two years, I’ve decided I’m going for the Western thing!” Talking specifically about his painting Moonlight Revenge (study shown below), Hermes calls this the exact turning point in his move toward more Western themes. “I decided there’s a wealth of historical stuff with the Western genre. . . why not go ahead and delve into that?” Born in Oklahoma and currently residing there, Hermes thinks of himself as a direct recipient of this abundant and important Western history. “When I was a kid, I didn’t care about cowboy stuff. Once I became an adult, and knew about the history, that’s what got me—there are people walking around with cowboy hats, and their granddad was a cowboy. These people live around us. It’s not like a knight in shining armor from 600 years ago; these people are still with us—it’s a living history.” Hermes is dedicated to studying the craft of painting and perfecting the skills involved. “Some of the best living artists today are Western artists. I’ve picked some heavy competition, so I’ve really accelerated that idea of ‘focus on the craft.’ If you do great paintings, people will come.” Right: A study for Moonlight Revenge shows a touch of Hermes’s dark sense of humor and overall storytelling ability. Note the hat free-falling.
Above: Afternoon Snack, oil on canvas, 18 x 24" Hermes states, “I’m not really an ‘art world’ kind of guy. I’m a guy that sits in my studio all the time. . . craft is really all I care about.”
Right: In Dandy Horsepower, Hermes combines a Western story with a bit of the pop surrealism he is known for.
Q+A with artist Phyllis Kapp Last October, Phyllis Kapp closed Waxlander Gallery at 622 Canyon Road after 32 years in business. While Kapp, who is well into her 80s, is retiring from the business world, she continues to paint. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary, where owner Aleta Pippin had this to say: “At Pippin, we’re of the opinion that Phyllis is one of the foremost Southwest landscape painters of our time.” Pippin says of Kapp’s work, “It’s joyful, colorful, and full of movement. We’re proud to have her show with us.”
Above: Phyllis Kapp, I Fall in Love So Easily, watercolor on paper, 30 x 36"
Santa Fean visited with Kapp about her career. When and why did you start painting?
If you had to do it over again, would you be both artist and gallery owner?
I started painting very young, somewhere between three and four years old. The first painting I remember, I was under the dining room table that was covered by a long lace tablecloth. My mom said, “Phyllis, come help me with the dishes,” and I responded that I was busy making a mural. The underside of the table was covered with things cut out of a Sears Roebuck catalog and crayon drawings.
It is an exciting challenge to be both an artist and an owner of a gallery. I loved being both—I loved meeting people who enjoy art, representing talent, and sharing events.
What is it about watercolor that made it your chosen medium?
Why did you decide on Pippin Contemporary to represent your work?
As an artist I was creating Landing Moon Beams—they were made of polypropylene ethylene. The chemicals landed me in the hospital and I became sensitive to many elements. Watercolors were then the only safe material to work with. When and why did you decide to move to Santa Fe?
In the 1960s, on a trip with my children, I fell in love with Santa Fe. When life changed for me in the 1980s, I said, “Santa Fe, here I come!”
What do you see as the future for Santa Fe’s art scene?
I believe the art scene in Santa Fe will always be vibrant. I chose Pippin Contemporary to represent my work because Aleta Pippin [the owner] is a truly lovely, warmhearted, forward-thinking woman. Aleta, like myself, is an artist who is happy to represent other artists. Many artists cannot do that and it is meaningful to me when an artist is generous with other artists. Phyllis Kapp at Pippin Contemporary, 409 Canyon, pippincontemporary.com
How has your work/style evolved since you moved to Santa Fe?
My work changed greatly when I moved to Santa Fe. Prior to the move, I was a figurative painter, then an abstract painter, then a narrative painter and conceptual artist. When I moved to Santa Fe, all of that changed. I fell in love with the mountains and the sunrises, the sunsets, the plants. Everything made me so happy, and that was all I wanted to paint. What made you decide to open your own gallery on Canyon Road?
I did not decide to open a gallery—it just happened. Artists would approach me, and I would like their work and want to help their vision be seen by others. I was able to get more space in a building and it just grew and grew. I assume that over the years, I represented over 40 artists. Most are still showing in Santa Fe and elsewhere. 40
Above: Phyllis Kapp, Just One of Those Fabulous Days, watercolor on paper, 33 x 40"
P R EV I E W S Below: Tom Perkinson, Purple Mesa at Dusk, watercolor and pastel on paper, 16 x 16"
Tom Perkinson and Robin Laws Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace manitougalleries.com May 4–25 Reception May 4, 5–7:30 pm Tom Perkinson’s mixed media paintings aim to capture the amazing light and enduring mystery of the American Southwest. With the landscape taking center stage, buildings, humans, and animals are reduced to nearly hidden details. The expansiveness created within Perkinson’s works perfectly reflects the landscape of Northern New Mexico, where he lives. Robin Laws is known for her tabletop to life-size bronze sculptures of wild and domestic animals. Her animals typically have a Western focus. Laws says, “I love the high plains, the wide open spaces, the subtle beauty of the grasslands where I’ve lived my life. My husband Myron and I share our ranchland home with three Angora goats, twenty chickens, five geese, four ducks, two ponies, two horses, eight cats, one dog, and three much-loved burros. Our animals and the wildlife of the surrounding plains and grasslands provide me with ever-changing inspiration for my sculptures.” Early May through the 25th, Perkinson and Law show their works at Mantiou’s downtown location.—ANP
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Below: Stephanie Hartshorn, Red Grain, oil on panel, 12 x 12"
Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace sorrelsky.com May 4–18 Reception and awards presentation May 4, 5–7:30 pm Sorrel Sky Gallery once again hosts Santa Fe’s annual Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Juried Competition and Show. Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells explains, “Plein air painting has experienced a real resurgence in popularity. People are realizing that it’s not just a historic art movement, but it is current and enduring.” This year’s judge of awards is renowned plein air painter Stephen Day, with jurors of selection including Wells, Stephanie Hartshorn, member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and Women Artists of the West, and Charles Iarrobino, also a member of OPA and AIS. Hartshorn will teach a three-day workshop, Architecture in the Landscape, for beginning to intermediate painters, from May 4–6. Visit papnm.org for a full artist paint out schedule.—ANP
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P R EV I E W S Andrei Kiorescu Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon meyergalleries.com April 27–May 10 Reception April 27, 5–7 pm Andrei Kiorescu is a thoroughly Russian painter. He studied in St. Petersburg, and lives there now, near the Nevsky Prospect, a street immortalized in literature by Gogol and Dostoevsky. His oil paintings on heavily textured canvas portray the distinctive rooflines, snow, and low light of the Russian landscape. He paints from his imagination and memory, and aims to portray joy, happiness, and optimism, unafraid to romanticize his surroundings. Meyer Gallery is Kiorescu’s sole representative in the United States.—Lisa J. Van Sickle Left: Andrei Kiorescu, Celebratory Noon, oil on canvas, 30 x 24"
The birds visit the gallery Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado meiklefineart.com April 28, 11 am –2 pm Santa Fe’s art community has no bigger advocate for animals than Barbara Meikle. The painter seems to have struck a deal with needy animals in the area—they come to her gallery and pose, and Meikle raises money for their care and wellbeing. On April 28, New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) sends ambassador birds to Meikle’s Delgado Street gallery to pose. NMWC, located in Española, cares for upwards of 1,000 injured and orphaned animals each year, from mountain lions to Harris hawks, and they are able to return an impressive 69 percent to the wild. Some of the birds that are unable to return will be at the gallery. Stop by to see the birds, watch Meikle paint them, and toss something into the hat to help NMWC provide rescue and rehabilitation for wildlife.—LVS Right: Barbara Meikle, Family Feathers, oil on canvas, 24 x 12"
Left: Michael Godey, Nonlinear Time #1, watercolor and colored pencil, 14 x 14"
Sounds, Signs, Sights, and Non-linear Time Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery 614 Agua Fria eyeonthemountaingallery.com April 7–May 5 Receptions April 7 and May 5, 6–9 pm Michael Godey has written books, recorded music, and is now exhibiting paintings. His April show at Eye on the Mountain takes inspiration from his musings about the nature of time, “. . . forms of time that are more real and in fluid form, compared to the time restrictions of the clock.” As a musician, Godey has also pondered timing in music. Michael Godey and Kathy Liden will play original music at the opening reception.—LVS 42
Right: Ken Daggett, Afternoon on the Rio Grande, oil on panel, 40 x 30"
Ken Daggett Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon meyergalleries.com May 11–31 Reception May 11, 5–7 pm After years spent embellishing architectural renderings, Ken Daggett now spends his days painting en plein air near his home and in his studio in Taos. Though he is equally proficient in acrylic and oil, his passion is transparent watercolor. He states, “I love the unpredictable nature of watercolor and the challenge it presents.” Daggett’s adoration of the Southwest is clear in his paintings. His favorite subjects include pastoral scenes specific to Northern New Mexico and quaint village churches and old adobes perched atop mesas or sitting in the valleys.—ANP
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Right: Barbara Meikle, Mustang Clan, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"
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Barbara’s Annual One-Woman Show Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado meiklefineart.com May 25–June 24 Reception May 25, 5–7:30 pm Barbara Meikle is known for her bold, colorful, texture-filled canvases of sweet burros and graceful horses, among other animals and birds, with a portion of the proceeds going to local animal welfare groups close to Meikle’s heart. Late May sees her annual one-woman show that also showcases stunning Western vistas, landscapes, and sculpture. On May 12, Meikle paints live during the Canyon Road Spring Art Festival. A burro or horse, and sometimes even a owl, make an appearance.—ANP
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Below: Dennis Ziemienski, Steamin’ Through the Red Rocks, oil on canvas, 11 x 14"
Elemental Impressions Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon manitougalleries.com April 27–May 11 Reception April 27, 5–7:30 pm Manitou asked 14 of their regular artists to create work based on one of the four elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and this exhibition will show their results. Between New Mexico’s breathtaking mountains and hills, the ancient history of fiery volcanic eruptions, the crystalline air and strong winds, and the rivers and streams that make life possible in the desert, they will have plenty of inspiration. Each of these recognized landscape painters will bring his or her own insights to the task.—LVS
Above: Rebecca Haines, Creature Creature (peregrine falcon), oil on panel, 24 x 24"
Creature Creature Pippin Contemporary 409 Canyon pippincontemporary.com May 23–June 6 Reception May 25, 5–7 pm Rebecca Haines’s new body of work, Creature Creature, comes from the Latin crēēatūra meaning the “act of creating” or “thing created,” specifically a living being, especially an animal. Haines says, “For me, they are my muse, my playmates, my teachers; mystical or mortal, they inspire me to be my best self, more aware of my world, and a better caretaker of our shared home.” Expect to see works with abstract mark-making, a merging of defined form into ambiguous spaces, and the walking of a fine line in this show at Pippin Contemporary.—ANP
Veils of Light Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon fineartsantafe.com May 4–17 Artist talk, demonstration, and reception May 4, 5–7 pm Tom Kirby’s says of his new series, Veils of Light, “My paintings combine old and new. I’m using holographic Mylar, the new, to create optical effects combined with old master mediums and a classical sense of space. Transcendence is a moment of illumination that I wish for my viewer. The light effects in my paintings are symbolic of that illuminated consciousness.” Kirby’s abstract minimalist oil paintings are a rich balance of luminescent shimmer and earthy pull. His works hang in numerous private and public collections including the Kemper Collection, Olympus Corporation, and Fujitsu America.—ANP Tom Kirby, Infinity 8, oil paint and Mylar on linen, 77 x 70"
Reflections From Russia Gallery 901 555 Canyon gallery901.org May 4–June 1 Reception May 4, 5–7 pm Russian impressionist Fedor Zakharov (1919–1994), is the subject of Reflections From Russia, a retrospective show. Zakharov’s art instruction was interrupted by Word War II, when he was put to work creating drawings and posters for the Russian army. He returned to art school at the conclusion of the war, and left Moscow for Crimea and the Black Sea upon finishing. Zakharov painted still life and the land and sea around him, portraying his subjects with strong brushstrokes and well-considered color choices. He was granted several awards from the Soviet government, remarkable in that he did not join the Communist Party and never adopted the preferred style of socialist realism.—LVS Left: Fedor Zakharov, Night in Port, oil on board, 34 x 41" 44
Above: Artist unknown, Unique and Unusual Pueblo Pottery Acoma pottery cube, circa 1890, Adobe Gallery clay and pigment, 2 1/2 x 3 x 3" 221 Canyon adobegallery.com April 6–May 31 Reception April 6, 5–7 pm While most Pueblo pottery relies on typical forms, every so often pieces break from the usual conventions—square instead of round or decorated in a unique manner. Adobe Gallery has assembled a show of about 30 pieces that that are unusual in their form, design, function, or style. The show includes a few contemporary pieces, but the majority was fabricated in the decades just before and after the turn of the 20th century. While a small number of the pieces were made for sale, most were intended for use at the Pueblos. Whether a pot is selected for the use of blue paint rather than the more typical red or black or because its shape is unique, these are pieces you won’t often see.—LVS
Artist Anniversary Reception The Longworth Gallery 530 Canyon thelongworthgallery.com May 25, 5–8 pm Each year on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, The Longworth Gallery holds a reception to kick off the summer season, featuring work by all of the gallery’s artists. Longworth carries the work of a selection of metaphorical realists, including painters, sculptors, jewelers, furniture makers, and more. Vladimir Kush and Michael Parkes are among the artists represented. While The Longworth Gallery stays mum about which artists will be there, considering it “part of the intrigue,” we have it on good authority that painters from Turkey and Australia will be in attendance.—LVS Right: Monte Zufelt, Crescendo, bronze, 124 x 24 x 24"
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Below: Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, Tribal Territory, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36"
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Below: Angus, Glads and Iris on Orange, acrylic on panel, 30 x 30"
Beyond Chroma Ventana Gallery 400 Canyon ventanafineart.com May 18–June 5 Reception May 18, 5–7 pm Frank Balaam and Angus hold their annual exhibition of new work at Ventana. The two are a natural pairing: both are natives of the United Kingdom and both paint in strong, clear colors. Balaam primarily paints forest scenes. Neither the ground nor the sky is visible, just an eye-level view through trees. He shuns the neutrals and earth tones often found in landscapes, opting for saturated reds or blues for tree trunks. Angus is a still life painter, usually depicting a table covered with a colorful cloth, offering the viewer a selection of fruits and flowers. His paintings are divided with refraction lines, causing shifts in perspective. Like Balaam, Angus chooses bright colors—reds and oranges set against blues and greens.—LVS
Below: Warren Keating, Summer Family Vacation, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"
Neo-cultural Narratives Blue Rain Gallery 544 S Guadalupe blueraingallery.com May 25–June 9 Reception May 25, 5–7 pm Glass demonstration May 25–26, 11 am –3 pm Blue Rain presents four Native American artists, each using traditional elements in contemporary work. Dan Friday (Lummi Nation) works in glass. He creates baskets, totems, and animals, all reflecting his Lummi heritage. Starr Hardridge (Muscogee Creek Nation), paints in a pointillist style that resembles traditional beadwork. Chris Pappan is of Osage, Kaw, Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux, and European heritage. His current work is based on 19th century ledger drawings, using 21st century elements in his imagery. Thomas “Breeze” Marcus began his artistic career with graffiti and murals, and now paints on canvas. The basketry of his Tohono O’odham ancestors underlies his abstract, geometric paintings.—LVS The Long View Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe charlottejackson.com April 6–May 6 Reception April 6, 5–7 pm Gallery talk, April 7, 3 pm Max Cole presents a new show, The Long View, at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art. Working with acrylic and ink on linen, Cole’s process of hand-drawn lines and up to 80 layers of paint creates a geometric, woven texture of lines and tones, suggesting the shape of the Greek cross. In homage to geometric Above: Max Cole, Greek Cross XIX, acrylic on linen, 24 x 24" abstractionists Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky, Cole’s work references the minimalistic design and the mystical in abstraction, as established by her predecessors. Cole states, “The line is the most universal and abstract art element. The most direct contact between the hand and brain.” Those who view her work are encouraged to stand quietly before the piece, contemplating the art until they are brought to a still point of balance between the painting and what lies beyond the canvas.—ANP Giving Voice to Image 6 ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon vivocontemporary.com Through May 15 Poetry reading, April 20, 5–7 pm Building on the success of their previous five collaborations, ViVO Contemporary presents a sixth iteration of Giving Voice to Image. Eleven visual artists, including Warren Keating, Siddho, and Ann Laser, are paired with poets, such as Valerie Martinez, Miriam Sagan, and Behzad Deyany. Each pair creates work inspired by the other’s creative and conceptual visions. “Emails flew back and forth as the creative process unfolded. Poets visited ViVO Contemporary as well as the artists’ individual studios to view the artists’ work, discuss themes, and cultivate ideas.” The result is a celebration of words, images, and collaboration.—LVS
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Erich Zimmermann, Cleopatra oxidized silver necklace with rock crystal, 18 x 1/4"
Gracefully Capturing Space Patina Gallery 131 W Palace patina-gallery.com April 6–May 6 Reception April 6, 5–7 pm German jeweler Erich Zimmermann brings a collection of jewelry from his home and studio in Augsburg, Germany, to Santa Fe. Zimmermann works in a variety of precious metals combined with gemstones, preferring peridot, citrine, and topaz to emerald and sapphire. His design sense is decidedly contemporary, and he takes pride in the number and variety of matte finishes he has mastered. Zimmermann has designed a special collection for this show to complement Parsons Dance, a modern dance company performing at the Lensic the same evening as his opening at Patina. Presented by Performance Santa Fe, Parsons and Zimmermann share a dedication to quality and perfection.—LVS
Curt Sullan, Stephanie Shank, and Richard Potter Globe Fine Art 727 Canyon globefineart.com May 4–June 10 Reception May 11, 5–8 pm Globe Fine Art kicks off their summer season with three shows for three artists. Curt Sullan presents Premiere Santa Fe Solo Exhibition, a collection of his glass and steel sculptures. The cast glass elements of his work push the limits of the medium. High Frequency is Stephanie Shank’s exhibit of abstract paintings. Shank aims to arouse emotions and primal feelings in the viewer. She describes her paintings as “constructed as organically and irrationally as life itself.” Wavelengths is Richard Potter’s first New Mexico exhibition in six years. Appearing abstract at first glance, Potter takes inspiration for his paintings from wind and water, and the passage of time, whether it’s an hour or a season. “Sharing ways of sensing and perceiving things helps us all to understand and live a broader experience in life. Life is a shared experience. I cannot tell you what a sunset is or what water is or how wind moves. But I can share with you what they are like to me.”—LVS
Right: Curt Sullan, Jade Tower, cast glass and steel, 97 x 21 x 18"
Tooth & Nail form & concept 435 S Guadalupe formandconcept.center April 27–June 16 Reception April 27, 5–7 pm Gallery talk May 19, 2–3 pm Danger and elegance, jewelry and weaponry, these are only a couple of the dichotomies inherent in Debra Baxter’s work. She is perhaps best known for her brass knuckles, set with menacing—aren’t they supposed to be Above: Debra Baxter, Crystal Brass Knuckles (Aura Blow), healing?—quartz crystals. aqua aura crystal and white rhodium-plated bronze, 7 x 5 x 2" Their punk rock appeal led to the Smithsonian Institution acquiring Baxter’s Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles, sterling silver and quartz crystal. She creates breastplates, looking like the front of a pioneer woman’s blouse, made of bronze. She has cast lace into bronze throwing stars. Baxter’s jewelry collection features crystals and other uncut and unpolished stones set in bronze. In all her work, look for the contradictions between materials and meaning. Baxter will speak at the gallery May 19, 2–3 pm.—LVS
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Free Santa Fe Pick-Up to Canyon Road Route
The free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle runs every 15–30 minutes, seven days a week. It stops where there are designated “Pick It Up Here” signs—there are four on Canyon Road (shown below). The shuttle will drop passengers off anywhere along the route (safety permitting). Another route serves the Downtown and Railyard areas.
The Santa Fe Pick-Up route starts and ends near the state capitol on Don Gaspar and runs to Canyon Road and Museum Hill with the following stops:
Look for the red pickup truck on the signs for the shuttle.
• Capitol/PERA Building • Santa Fe Children’s Museum • 3 Museum Hill Stops: near the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, near the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, near the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art • The corner of Old Santa Fe Trl and Camino del Monte Sol • Camino del Monte Sol, between Mt Carmel and Camino de Cruz Blanca • Santa Fe Preparatory School (stops both ways) • Camino de Cruz Blanca, before it intersects with Camino Cabra • Near the entrance to St. John’s College • Two Stops on Calle Picacho • Camino Cabra, before Camino de Cruz Blanca • Paseo de Peralta, two blocks south of Canyon Road • Canyon Road, before Café des Artistes • Canyon Road, before The Compound • Canyon Road, before Geronimo • Between Canyon Road and East Alameda • East Alameda, halfway between East Palace and El Alamo • East Alameda, before El Alamo • East Alameda, before Delgado
Taking the shuttle is quick, free, and eliminates the hunt for a parking space.
For a map and more information, visit santafenm.gov
Monday–Sunday, 10 am–5:30 pm
• East Alameda, near the Inn on the Alameda
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the iconic adobe adobes and Americanization on Canyon Road by Charles C. Poling
anta Fe’s unique aesthetic is vividly demonstrated along its world-famous thoroughfare, Canyon Road. During the half-mile walk up the road, visitors encounter seemingly straightforward adobes. Rooted in Pueblo Indian architecture, many of these structures, however, reveal Territorialera updates to their original Native design. Canyon Road winds beside the Santa Fe River to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eventually forming a steep-sided canyon. This 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 Pueblo-style homes comprising local materials—mud, stone, and timber—and incorporating lessons learned from neighboring Pueblos. Canyon Road displays several examples of these originally simple homes. In addition to being constructed from mud, the structures were also distinctive for protruding beams known as vigas, which sit below shallow parapets and flat roofs. Deep-set windows with plaster-wrapped, bull-nosed corners punctuate rippling, lumpy adobe walls that sometimes run four feet thick. Many galleries and adobe buildings at the lower end of Canyon Road illustrate this earlier Pueblo style.
Bright blue paint on doors and window frames is common. Some say it keeps away evil spirits, some say it stands up to our high-altitude sun, some just like the way the color, known as Taos blue, looks against the brown stucco.
Hanging from a portal, New Mexico’s version of a covered porch, dried chile ristras are symbols of Santa Fe hospitality. Vigas—long, rounded beams that often extend past the roofline—can be structural as well as decorative.
The portal at El Zaguán is shady and inviting on a hot afternoon. The historic building features a lovely garden.
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An early-1700s casita on Canyon Road demonstrates a subtle evolution; its blue window framing and lintels evoke the Territorial style, a mid-19th-century aesthetic that was introduced by army design influences. Reflecting New Mexico’s new status as a United States territory, this style increasingly incorporated manufactured materials like fired-clay bricks and milled lumber. Many people simply added ornamentation to their existing Pueblo-style homes, but new projects increased building size, made possible by imported materials and construction techniques. An incredible example of Territorial-style architecture, El Zaguán (now the Historic Santa Fe Foundation), shows the evolution of a mid-18thcentury farmhouse. Many remodels later, the home’s Pueblo roots appear beneath an overlay of Territorial ornamentation—wood shutters, crown molding over wood window framing, and a portal with white milled 8 x 8–foot posts. A period-perfect, pedimented lintel forms a shallow pyramid atop the framed entry door. Not far from El Zaguán, the former First Ward School flaunts a lovely brick exterior, capped with a white cupola. Now Ventana Gallery, this building demonstrates non-Native architecture that sprang up following railroad expansion into New Mexico in the late 19th century. With Western-bound trains came more Anglo-Americans, manufactured materials, and East Coast influences. To balance this Americanization of the region, legendary local architect John Gaw Meem reimagined the area’s original pueblos for public buildings, churches, and private homes in the earlyto 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 clay bricks, the church remains one of the largest adobe structures in New Mexico. cr
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by Kate McGraw
esidents of the City Different often use the ultimate compliment to describe the restaurants on Canyon Road: “so Santa Fe.” 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? Perhaps try small plates of grilled octopus and shrimp on the cozy back patio of an 1835era 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 changing highend menu featuring salmon, striped bass, and sometimes Muscovy duck. The epicure will find no lack of earthly delights here. No matter what your tastes or taste buds crave, Canyon Road is the perfect location for all things artistic, and an absolute gastronomic must. cr
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Below: The Compound is an awardwinning fine dining option. Open for lunch and dinner, they offer private dining rooms for groups.
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world. In this quaint enclave, visitors can enjoy a broad range of work, from historic Native American pottery and jewelry to contemporary sculpture and abstract paintings. At a few galleries, visitors can see works by early 20th century artists like Sheldon Parsons, Gerald R. Cassidy, and Olive Rush, 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. Some artists still maintain studios where visitors can watch them at work. Canyon Road is also home to custom jewelers, boutiques, and shops specializing in home décor. Throughout the year, galleries host openings for new exhibitions. Typically held on Friday evenings, they include refreshments and live entertainment. The storied and picturesque road further comes to life during the annual Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt 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 unmatched setting. cr
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 pathway 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 one of the largest art markets 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 is only around 80,000. 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 overburdened burros. With its dense assemblage of dozens of art galleries—plus shops, restaurants, and historic adobe homes—Canyon Road is a draw for locals, tourists, and art collectors from around the
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Canyon Road is famous for its abundance of artwork, but it has many other goods to peruse as well. Independent shops abound, as befits 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 in to one of the unique jewelry stores for handmade, locally crafted adornments, whether your style is an antique, turquoise-embellished, silver concha belt or a custom-made gold and diamond ring. Check out chic, sophisticated Western wear, including custom boots, and high-end home furnishings. Beautifully made textiles (from clothing to tapestries) are also among the many finds you’ll discover while walking the length of one of the most famous shopping destinations in the world. cr
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Clockwise from top left: Blue paint around windows and doors is a classic Santa Fe touch. Larger bronze sculptures are displayed outside galleries. These wind sculptures add color and movement to a garden or outdoor seating area.
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t is 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 family-oriented 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 such 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 the disease. 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.
the colorful history of Canyon Road
“[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. The first artist to settle on Canyon Road 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, purchasing what is
Adobe construction forms gentle curves rather than hard angles.
Sarah Siltala now a Quaker meetinghouse. Santa Fe painter Jerry West, son of the late artist Harold West, recalls spending time 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’ “Most Iconic Street in America.” 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
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Boys riding burros on Canyon Road (1940) New Mexico Tourism Bureau, Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Above: Artist Olive Rush (pictured) moved to Santa Fe and Canyon Road in 1920. Her home and studio, at 630 Canyon, is now the meetinghouse of the Santa Fe Society of Friends (Quakers). Left: The 1940s marked a gradual shift from a residential and agricultural area to the start of a commercial district. Artists such as Agnes Sims, Louise Crow, and Chuzo Tamotzu purchased home studios along Canyon Road during the 1940s.
Couple walking on Canyon Road at Gormley Lane (1985) Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Right: By the 1980s, most neighborhoodoriented businesses were gone, replaced by new construction, galleries, and shops of all kinds. Howard Bobbs Gallery (now Zaplin Lampert) showed oils, watercolors, and bronzes.
Above: Siri Hollander maintains a gallery on Delgado Street. She sculpts life-sized and monumental horses, and also produces smaller pieces and human figures.
Olive Rush on horseback in the garden at 690 Canyon Road (ca. 1930) Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Now GF Contemporary, the Edith Lambert Gallery once showed a variety of artworks, including Lambert’s chair, made from serviceberry wood by furniture maker Don King.
Sculpture display in Howard Bobbs Gallery on Canyon Road (1980 Michael Heller, Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Edith Lambert, gallery owner, in chair designed by Don King titled “Mercury” (1990). Kitty Leaken, Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Photo credit: Siri Hollander, sculptor, adds finishing touches to statue in front of her gallery on Canyon Road (1991). Leslie Tallant, Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Below: Gallery hopping on Friday nights was as popular in decades past as it is today. This couple strolling down Canyon Road by Gormley Lane would now be in front of Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art.
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Right: Carrie Pearce, Horse Feathers, oil on panel, 40 x 30"
Surrealism Show Blue Rain Gallery 544 S Guadalupe blueraingallery.com April 27–May 19 Reception April 27, 5–7 pm Contemporary painters Joshua Franco, Randall LaGro, Carrie Pearce, and Evgeniya Golik come together at Blue Rain Gallery to show new work that embraces elements of surrealism. Each artist tackles the expression of surrealism in a different way. Franco uses nature as a recurring theme in his imaginative, highly representational paintings that explore the complexity of relationships. LaGro’s highly textured pieces are a visual convergence of romantic mystery and dreams that evolve intuitively. Pearce’s humorous and sometimes absurd portraits recall the techniques of the masters, but retain a playful component inspired by the drawings of children. Golik creates portraits combining imaginative and surreal narratives to both highlight and reveal her subject’s personality.—ANP
Right: Jennifer J. L. Jones, Calliope, mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 48"
Jennifer J. L. Jones Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon hunterkirklandcontemporary.com May 18–June 3 Reception May 25, 5–7 pm May brings painter Jennifer J. L. Jones’s annual show to Canyon Road. Jones is based in South Carolina, and the area’s lush flora and fauna influences her work. Her mixed media paintings, richly layered with acrylic, oil, and varnish, are considered to be abstract expressionist, but a closer look reveals the forms of flowers, birds, and other elements from the natural world. Describing her process as intuitive and meditative, Jones says, “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 glass-topped lake, or millions of crushed shells along a stretch of beach.”—LVS
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Missions & Moradas: Icons of New Mexico, 1922–2017 William R. Talbot Fine Art 129 W San Francisco williamtalbot.com Through April 14 To mark each year’s Easter season, William R. Talbot Fine Art assembles a selection of drawings, prints, and paintings of the chapels and churches that dot New Mexico’s landscape. Long a favorite subject of the region’s artists, the many of the mission churches continue to serve local congregations. Unique to Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, the much humbler moradas are chapels used by the Los Hermanos Penitentes. Driven underground at times, the lay brotherhood of Penitentes hid in plain sight, building small, windowless buildings away from the larger churches they also attended. Reconciled with the larger Catholic Church in the early 20th century, the Penitentes still use their moradas. Theo White, Lorenzo Chavez, and Gene Kloss are among the artists who are included in the exhibition.—LVS
Roberta Parry 7Arts Gallery 125 Lincoln 7arts.gallery May 1–31 Reception May 4, 5–7 pm 7Arts Gallery continues their series of exhibits by visiting artists with a May exhibition of Roberta Parry’s watercolors. Parry mainly works in transparent watercolor with occasional forays into gouache, the opaque version of watercolor. This show will feature pieces from Parry’s Monument Valley and Frida Kahlo’s Garden series. Parry takes to the highway several times a year to take photos to use as source material. Back in the studio, she combines elements of similar photos to arrive at a composition. Parry has been a visiting artist at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado and at the Inn and Spa at Loretto.—LVS
The Simple Arrangement of Things Edition ONE at Neptune Studio 728 Canyon editionone.gallery April 6–May 15 Reception April 13, 5–8 pm The Simple Arrangement of Things, contemporary photography by Mark Berndt, presents an interesting proposition—that subject matter is largely irrelevant. Berndt is an observer; he arranges and preserves random occurrences as pictured poems. The balance of subject, line, and color in a deceptively simple frame allows us to see things the way he saw them—the things we may have otherwise missed. For Berndt, there is pleasure in capturing the moment-meets-process— polishing the image, clarifying his vision, punctuating the story, and transferring the experience of the moment observed.—ANP Left: Mark Berndt, Waiting in Elkhart, Kansas, archival pigment print on Epson exhibition fiber, 22 x 28"
Below: A view of art available at On Canyon Road
Grand Opening Celebration On Canyon Road— The Consignment Gallery 729 Canyon oncanyonroad.com May 11, 4–8 pm May 12, 9 am –8 pm The weekend of the Canyon Road Spring Art Festival marks the opening of one of the newest businesses along the street, On Canyon Road. Owner Michael Henington, with 40 years of art brokerage experience, is consigning fine furniture, artwork, and home accessories. Available art includes 20th century Russian paintings, sculpture by Harold Holden and Michael Henington, and the work of photographers Kim and Peter Robbins. As lives change and people need to furnish a larger space, downsize to a smaller one, or just find that their taste has changed, On Canyon Road can come in handy.—LVS
Below: Reyes Padilla, Hindsight is a Motherfucker, acrylic and gold leaf on panel, 18 x 24"
Above: Jeannine Young, Elle, bronze, 62 x 18 x 21"
Elle Alexandra Stevens Gallery 820 Canyon alexandrastevens.com May 11–13 Elle, a bronze sculpture by Jeannine Young, portrays a tall, stately woman holding a tray in both hands, symbolizing the generosity of women. In honor of Mother’s Day, May 13, a portion of any sales of Elle will go to FINCA, a nonprofit that provides microfinance, technology, and improved access to energy and clean water to people in developing nations.—LVS
Over-Saturated: Nostalgia and Change in Santa Fe Beals & Co. Showroom 830 Canyon santafeexports.com April 27–May 13 Reception April 27, 5–8 pm Over-Saturated is the second show Reyes Padilla has mounted at Beals & Co. Showroom. As a native Santa Fean, he finds himself nostalgic for the Santa Fe of his ancestors, and somewhat irked by change. “I cruise down by the Plaza and see a bank that was once my grandfather’s gas station. . . . Driving home, up Canyon and Cerro Gordo, I’m stuck behind a car with out-of-state plates going five miles per hour to scope out adobe homes.” At the same time, Padilla appreciates that tourism and change drive the art market, which is how he makes his living. His abstract paintings, some containing mica he digs himself, represent the tension between past and present in Santa Fe and an acknowledgement that “we cannot have one without the other.”—LVS
Mother Tongue East of West 2351 Fox Rd #600 eastofwestonline.com April 13–29 Reception April 13, 5–8 pm Workshops to be announced New to the Santa Fe art scene, East of West specializes in cutting edge work with shifting narratives from contemporary artists who hail from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and their diasporas. Mid-April sees the exhibition Mother Tongue: Art of the Printed World and Zine Preview. With the kickoff reception the night before Santa Fe Zine Fest (April 14, 12–5 pm, at CCA), this exhibition celebrates the art of the written word and the printed language. Work from several of the gallery’s artists, including Younes Zemmouri and Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al Lail, will be on display. During the opening, visitors will have a chance to practice calligraphy and make their own zines. Following the opening, calligraphic workshops will be available.—ANP Left: Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al Lail, Abstract VI, photograph and paint on paper, 23 x 17"
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EVERY INTERIOR DESIGNER DREAMS of finding “that” client, the one who’s not afraid to take risks, thinks outside the box, and says yes! to color. Jeff Fenton of Reside Home found a kindred spirit in Sandy Peinado, whose passion for folk art and work with the International Folk Art Market made her very, very open to color. In renovating a guest bathroom, a Talavera sink in a peacock pattern sparked an idea. A striking pattern of Arabesque tile, a la peacock feathers, made perfect sense in the space, but how much would be too much? To Fenton’s astonishment and delight, Sandy and her husband, Arnie, opted for Fenton’s “pie in the sky” option—wrapping the blue, turquoise, yellow, and white tile around all four walls. The result is a wholly unique space that’s at once elegant and whimsical, an unexpected explosion of color that sets the tone for an equally distinctive home. Read on to learn more about this exceptional Santa Fe residence. april/may 2018
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Left: Sandy Peinado, in her expanded and richly hued kitchen. Above: Saltillo tile, a bold Talavera tile backsplash, and a tin chandelier are authentic Mexican elements; textiles, such as the dress fronts used here as placemats, are part of a collection Sandy has had for years.
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THEY SAY THAT SANTA FE can be unkind, even unwelcoming, to those who aren’t a good fit for it. In Sandy Peinado’s case, the opposite was true: The City Different had been calling to her for years to make their relationship more permanent. Sandy and her attorney husband, Arnie, had been coming to New Mexico since they were first married—to ski, to enjoy the food, the art, the landscape. “I actually did my college thesis on Willa Cather (Death Comes for the Archbishop),” admits Sandy, a former physician. “Somehow I’ve always had a deep tie to this area!” It was during one of her trips to Santa Fe from New Jersey that Sandy discovered the International Folk Art Market. “I’ve always been fascinated by handmade objects from around the world and how they convey such a story of people’s culture and history,” Sandy says. “I just fell in love with the mission of the organization immediately, which is to support those people, empower them, and give them a market.” After that first Market, she became an enthusiastic volunteer, and was eventually recruited by CEO Jeff Snell to join the staff. “I oversee everything related to the artists, from recruitment, to the selection process, to their experience while 78
Above: Handmade and color-saturated textiles, weavings, and baskets are displayed in creative ways. The textile in the foreground is used in an Uzbekistani woman’s headdress.
they’re here, and the education that we give them,” Sandy explains. For the past few years, Sandy stayed in friends’ homes whenever she was in Santa Fe, one of which belonged to Kathryn King Coleman, chair of the IFAM board of directors. In a delightful case of folk art kismet, the Peinados ended up buying Coleman’s house. Santa Fe’s siren song had finally gotten through. “I loved the coziness of the house and at the same time the outdoor areas,” Sandy says. “It’s not a simple box; kind of a zig-zag. I wanted to preserve that, but I also wanted to create a place where we could showcase the work of living artists.” The work in question includes scores of folk art treasures and boxes of handmade textiles she’s collected from Folk Art Markets past and from travels around the world. It was time to find a place to house them. Sandy met interior designer Jeff Fenton at Reside Home, and the two hit it off immediately. Initially discussions were limited to furnishing the house, but it soon became clear to both Sandy and Fenton that the small, L-shaped kitchen was untenable for the Peinados’ lifestyle. A full renovation ensued, with Barbara Felix of Barbara Felix Architecture + Design and Justin Young of August Construction brought on board as architect and contractor, respectively. Pushing out the kitchen wall immediately created breathing room in that space, with the
Above: Interesting nichos above the sculptural, two-way fireplace proved to be the perfect spot for a group of baskets with a sobering history; they were made by women who survived the Rwandan genocide in the ‘90s. A rug from Uzbekistan is an old pattern, says Sandy. Its bright crimsons are echoed in the pillows and throws made from her collection of textiles. A bit of her own artwork, a piece the family refers to simply as The Pears, has found a wonderful home in an unlikely space.
Set up with three twin beds and a queen, the warmly rustic guest room houses a slew of visitors. Sandy and Fenton dubbed it the “bunk room,” but the Peinados’ three grown children cheekily refer to it as “the nursery.”
added benefit of opening up space in the guest bedroom directly upstairs. While construction was happening, Sandy and Fenton went to Artesanos to look for Talavera tile. “Start picking,” Fenton told her, and Sandy eventually narrowed down her favorites to 25 different patterns infused with golds, blues, greens, and reds. Reside Home’s Chris Martinez worked his magic—using Photoshop, of all things—to create the impressive kitchen backsplash that seems randomly patterned but is anything but. Rug selection was just as fun. Over three days of the 2017 Folk Art Market, Sandy and Fenton chose several rugs in rich, vibrant colors, including one with striking geometrics by master weaver and dyer Porfirio Gutiérrez of Mexico. “His family was chosen for the Innovation section of Folk Art Market because of the way they’re changing the motifs in their weavings,” says Sandy. All new furnishings were chosen for the home. “Every piece has a surface texture, which is a response to the folk art without competing with the folk art,” notes Fenton. The master suite, especially, is artfully adorned Left: Delicately patterned Pratt and Larson tile from Statements In Tile/Lighting/ Kitchens/Flooring was a must-have in the serene master bath. Right: “Most of the pieces we chose for the house all have surface texture,” says Jeff Fenton. A bone inlay dresser in the master bedroom is a nod to the home’s folk art motif, minus the bright color. 80
Sandy’s favorite space in the house is this bright and cozy sitting room. Complementing the textural furnishings are pillows made from her textile collection, reina (queen) sculptures from Mexico, and a charming tortoise from Colombia, purchased at IFAM last summer. Below: A studded sideboard has its own folk art flavor, topped with a rustic bowlful of calligraphy brushes.
with furnishings decorated with bone inlay, nails and studs, and repoussé work. A muted palette of grays, blues, and apricots offers a distinctly—and intentionally—different feel from the rest of the house. With the feel of a luxury hotel retreat, it was created to be “a comma, a pause from the rest of the house,” says Fenton. The accompanying master bath, clad in ceramic and designer tiles from Statements, is likewise sleek and clean, a departure from the richly hued, folk art–infused first floor. And yet, as Fenton notes, “You still understand that it’s supposed to be part of this room. There’s still a narrative and a language that’s happening here.” When the renovation was completed last Christmas, Sandy was finally able to display her lovingly collected folk art pieces and textiles. “It was really fun to reopen those boxes and rediscover those textiles,” she says. Sandy can tell you the story behind any piece you might point to—indeed, it’s how she herself came to acquire each one. “I tell artists in our education sessions that I’m ready to hand over my money at the drop of a good story,” she says with a grin. The Peinados’ Santa Fe home is filled with stories. It is a gallery, with the work of artists from around the globe gracing the walls, the floors, the furniture. In every gallery, of course, the artwork rotates, creating a new look every so often, and with the 2018 Folk Art Market just around the corner, the Peinados’ home will no doubt undergo some visual refreshment of its own. “That’s one of the things that’s most exciting to me about the house,” Sandy says.“There are so many empty places that I feel like I have an excuse to buy!” april/may 2018
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Located just off Hwy 599, this 3,300-square-foot Santa Fe home is a private oasis complete with rustic style. Charming detail starts from the moment you walk into the home’s foyer, which features a custom rotunda with a split-cedar ceiling and stone medallion floor inlay. The foyer leads to the home’s open floor plan, which includes a spacious living area, gourmet kitchen, and four bedrooms, all with picturesque windows to showcase views of the Jemez Mountains. Diamond plaster finishing throughout gives off elegant style and a hallway lined with floating vigas and gallery lighting is the perfect place to hang photos and art collections. Luxury abounds in the master suite, which features a kiva fireplace and French doors that lead out to a private patio. Outdoors, the beautifully landscaped backyard includes a patio for alfresco dining and a cozy fire pit where you can sit and watch the Santa Fe sunset. List price: $825,000 Contact: Maggie Chavez, 505-913-9393, Santa Fe Trail Realty, santafetrailrealty.info
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I love it when a new eatery opens in town with a design and concept that makes me feel as though I am visiting another city; it further diversifies and varies our dining options in our city deliciously different. Such is the case at Opuntia, whose doors opened in the extended Railyard area west of St. Francis early last winter. The airy setting, in a former warehouse space, doubles as a chic yet casual teahouse with a greenhouse and cactus (opuntia) plant shop to boot. The setting is dramatic and lovely with copious amount of sunlight spilling through the towering windows, warming the customers all through the winter and into spring. Once the weather warms a bit more, diners can spill out to the terrace with their custom-made cups 84
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Mexico meets the Railyard district One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to have more fun. And for me, fun often translates to dining in one of Santa Fe’s terrific restaurants. My new-ish favorite place to seek culinary and adult beverage adventures is Paloma, which opened in the Railyard district last summer. The corner location has hosted numerous restaurants and bars that came and went, some lingering longer than others. Creating a welcoming ambience in the space is tough, but new owner Marja Martin has done a fantastic job warming up the room, giving it the feel of a charming Mexican hacienda. Martin, who comes from a catering background, has done her homework and put together a menu that’s more rural Mexico than Tex-Mex or New-Mex. It’s got a buzzy scene and casual feel (with comfortable seats) that encourages lingering. It became my “local” this past winter, and many a Sunday brunch found me sipping the Paloma cocktail with El Jimador Blanco tequila, fresh grapefruit and lime juices, and splash of Squirt: purely medicinal. The handful of egg-centric dishes includes some creative takes on classics like breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, and steak and eggs, but it was the enchiladas Suizas with poblano, queso Oaxaca, and creamy tomatillo sauce that stole my heart and my palate. Brunch or dinner, I always start off with the zippy salsas, guacamole, and the best april/may 2018
Left: Available seasonally, the blood orange margarita is a fresh twist on an old favorite. Tequila, lime juice, blood orange juice, and a splash of orange liqueur is all it takes.
queso in town; add some fall-off-the-bone braised shorts ribs if you arrive really hungry. Martin whisked her young chef, Nathan Mayes, to Oaxaca last year to do research, and he discovered an organic masa that inspired their fabulous house-fried corn chips. The chips are more of a disc and are perfect for scooping up the smoky chipotle, tangy tomatillo, and zesty pico de gallo salsas. Be careful—they’re addicting! The queso has a nice green chile kick that may require a second cocktail; this time try a bracing blood orange margarita with float of diAmore orange liqueur—delish! If you are a taco fan—and who isn’t?—order a couple of combo plates and compare the five varieties. A table favorite has been the cauliflower version with toasted marcona almonds, golden raisins, and briny olives, a clever play on crunch, salty, and sweet. The lamb barbacoa in smoky adobo sauce could well come right from a roadside stand in Puebla, while the crispy baja sea bass fish taco will remind you of that seafood shack you discovered in the seaside town on your last trip to Puerto Vallarta; wonderful authentic flavors abound.
Chef Mayes has a deft hand with Mexican ingredients and confident use of salt and citrus; I predict he has a long and tasty career ahead of him. Your gourmet Dallas friends will get a kick out of the fancy roasted marrow bones with pickled vegetables, and the vegetarians in your life will be very happy with the mushroom sopecitos appetizer that boasts little masa cups filled with black beans, huitlacoche (corn fungus), and salty Cotija cheese, or the fajita platter with grilled oyster mushrooms sitting in for the usual skirt steak. My favorite main course has been the sea bass Veracruz that is both delicate with its tender grilled fish, and tangy with a tomato, olive, and sweet pepper sauce gussied up with preserved lemons and fried capers. Chef Mayes has a deft hand with Mexican ingredients and confident use of salt and citrus; I predict he has a long and tasty career ahead of him. The dessert menu changes, but if the churros are on offer, try them. A friend who shared them with me was so entranced he waved Martin over to our table to encourage her to open a drive-up window offering the cinnamon-sugared treat! The gracious Ms. Martin adds a classy tone to the lively atmosphere. Her charm and sparkle adds to the fun (as does our sharing of local restaurant gossip whenever I dine there). Are you ready for more fun this spring and summer? The outdoor patio will open any minute! See you there!—JV Paloma 401 S Guadalupe, palomasantafe.com 86
Above: Churros, freshly fried and redolent of cinnamon and sugar, alongside a cup of hot coffee, is a fine finish to a meal at Paloma. Below: Sea bass Veracruz starts with a piece of grilled fish topped with roasted tomatoes and peppers, green olives, preserved lemon, and fried capers.
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n o rth e r n n e w m e x ic o ’ s fi n e st di n i n g e x p e ri e n c e s Cafe Sonder 326 South Guadalupe, 505-982-9170, cafesonder.com Located in the Railyard, we pride ourselves in submitting to you a menu wherein food is prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven modern comfort food. Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com For 25 years, the Cowgirl has been serving up Authentic Comfort Food and Fabulous Pit BBQ to fun loving locals and visitors. Saddle up to some killer burgers, great steaks, carefully sourced seafood, creative salads, New Mexican specialties and exceptional seasonal specials. Nightly our restaurant transforms into a rockin’ Western Honky Tonk with Live Music, creating the best small club scene this side of Austin. Don’t miss our soulful week end brunch. Featuring 24 Award Winning Craft Brews on tap and a vast selection of Tequilas, Mezcals and Craft Distilled Spirits. Enjoy the Best Margaritas in Santa Fe on the Best Patio in SF! Open daily at 11 am and serving food and drink til late. Award Winning Caterer! The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its awardwinning 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. El Mesón 213 Washington, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffroninfused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm. La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232, lacasasena.com La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner.Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday–Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm.
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digestifs Wow, that certainly was a mild winter, at least compared to the one I would have endured had I been in my hometown of Rochester, New York! We hope the rain gods will smile on us this spring and bring us lots of moisture to make up the deficit. Spring is the season for the hospitality industry to gear up for a booming summer tourist season ahead. Anticipation is building for what we will be eating this spring and where we will be enjoying it. I can’t wait to see the major renovations at Coyote Cafe. It’s been fun watching the transformation through owner Quinn Stephenson’s postings on Facebook. This isn’t just a coat of paint and a new carpet; walls came down and tiles went up. A meal I enjoyed there was one of my top five for 2017, so I’m excited to see what Chef Eduardo Rodriguez has in store. Congrats to the Coyote team for keeping the Santa Fe dining scene so vibrant. Remember, the Cantina is now covered so we can enjoy the casual Coyote year round. We have had our share of Thai restaurants come and go, and when there wasn’t one here, we fans of the tasty cuisine would have to head to Albuquerque for a fix. I’m happy to report we have a new Thai eatery called J & N Thai Bistro that popped up in the space where 5 Star Burgers was on North Guadalupe. Early reports were positive, so I checked it out their first week and I have high hopes. The menu is loaded with the usual suspects and a few creative twists on the popular cuisine. I loved the firecracker shrimp and sweet and sour Sriracha wings as well as an appropriately fiery green curry with perfect balance—hot, sweet, salty, and sour. I also have loved two meals at Charles Dale’s new pasta joint, Trattoria A Mano, in the former Galisteo Bistro space. The calamari appetizer is deliciously crisp and greaseless and I love that it’s tossed with peppery arugula with zippy lemon aioli for dipping. The fettuccine carbonara would make your Italian grandmother weep with joy, and the fusilli with artichokes and drizzle of truffle oil was nothing but sexy. Oops, I just remembered swimsuit season is coming; ah, the heck with it!—JV
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Plaza Café 54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 santafeplazacafe.com 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! Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com Winner of the 2016 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award! Rancho de Chimayó Celebrating more than 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition,” Rancho de Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Try our Carne Adovada - a Rancho specialty. Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (May-Oct), Tues-Sun 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store. Santacafé 231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafé.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 35 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. We are now on Open Table! 35˚ North Coffee 60 E San Francisco St, 505-983-6138 35northcoffee.com 35˚ North Coffee is made up of a small crew of passionate people who love good coffee and the hard work that goes into every cup. The people and landscape of Santa Fe inspires us to produce coffee that’s both adventurous and creative. We take a hand-crafted approach to sourcing, roasting and brewing our coffee because we care about what we’re drinking and we love sharing it with you. We also serve fresh pastries, beignets and a handful of breakfast classics. Located in the Arcade building on the Plaza, we’re open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.
April Through April 15 Kids FreeFest Discounts on lodging, meals, and activities for children. Most events and offers available through April 15, see website for details, santafe.org/spring_break. April 1 Easter Dances at the Pueblos Most of the Pueblos hold dances, often basket or corn dances. Contact individual Pueblos for more information and rules for visitors. Photography is usually not allowed. indianpueblo.org. April 22–February 3, 2019 Beadwork Adorns the World Glass beads are made in Italy and the Czech Republic, and they travel across the world. This exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art shows the elaborate beadwork done by people from varied cultures. With museum admission, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, internationalfolkart.org.
May May 1 San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day Large corn dance. Contact the office to make sure the date has not changed, and that the dances are open to the public. San Felipe Pueblo, off I-25, 38 miles south of Santa Fe, 505-867-3381. May 3 Santa Cruz Feast Day Taos Pueblo celebrates with corn dances, blessings of the fields, and foot races. Contact the office to make sure the date has not changed, and that the dances are open to the public. Taos Pueblo, 120 Veterans’ Hwy, Taos, 575-758-1028, taospueblo.com. May 12–13 Canyon Road Spring Art Festival Galleries and studios up and down Canyon Road join in Friday evening openings and receptions, followed by Saturday exhibits, painting demonstrations, and receptions for the galleries’ artists. Free, 10 am–7 pm, Canyon Road, visitcanyonroad.com.
May 19 Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival Started in 2004, the annual festival introduces Santa Fe to aspects of Japanese culture including food, tea, and performing and visual arts. $5, 9:30 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, santafejin.org. May 19–20 Eldorado Studio Tour The Eldorado Studio Tour shows artists in their natural habitats—their studios—with work to show and sell. Free, 10 am–5 pm, various locations, eldoradoarts.org. May 20 Santa Fe Century New routes, new venue, and a celebration of vintage bikes, 25-, 50-, and 100-mile rides, timed or not. $25–$75, 7 am, starts and finishes at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards, santafecentury.com. May 25–27 Native Treasures Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites over 200 Native artists to display and sell their work. Maria Samora, a jeweler from Taos Pueblo, is MIAC’s Featured Artist and Living Treasure. Pre-show celebration and benefit Friday, 5–7:30 pm, $125; Saturday early bird champagne breakfast and admission, $25–$40, 8–10 am; Saturday and Sunday free, 10 am–5 pm; Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, nativetreasures.org. May 26–28 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild The guild holds its first of its three annual summer arts and crafts shows in Cathedral Park. Free, 10 am–5 pm, Cathedral Park, 213 Cathedral Pl, artsandcraftsguild.org.
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