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SA N T IAG O Sanctuario — The Complexity of Faith, July 31 – August 15, 2015 in Santa Fe Artist Reception: Friday, July 31st from 5 – 7 pm

Portrait of a San Felipe Man, oil on canvas, 23.5" h x 19.5" w

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ERIN CURRIER The Orchard Keepers, September 3 – 19, 2015 in Santa Fe Artist Reception: Thursday, September 3rd from 5 – 7 pm

Miss Navajo Nation, McKeon Dempsey, acrylic and mixed media on panel, 24" h x 18" w

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613 and 621


Sean Wimberly

Garden Beyond, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"

Trail Opening, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"

Meadow Peaking Through, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30"

Sun Kissed Path, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 60” (505) 660-5966

Jane Filer

Green Pastures, acrylic on canvas, 22" x 26" Albino, acrylic on canvas, 26" x 22" Tall Dog, acrylic on canvas, 22" x 26"

Brahmas, acrylic on canvas, 22" x 26" (505) 660-5966

Roger Williams

Evening in the Valley 30 x 40 Oil

Solo Exhibition 2015: Passage of Time September 11 – 20 Opening Reception Friday, September 11

5 to 7 pm

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727

Jack Sorenson

Comanche Pony Raid 36 x 60 Oil

Robin J. Laws

Dan Bodelson

Little Libby 31.5 x 27 x 9.5 Ed. 30 Bronze

Into the High Country 48 x 36 Oil

Annual Indian Market Weekend Show August 21 – 23 Opening Reception Friday, August 21

5 to 7 pm

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727


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Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Mountain Tour for entrants, leaving from the Santa Fe Plaza to Canyon Road and beyond. Free to the public

Sunday, Sept. 27, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. World-class Cars, Motorcycles and Bicycles; Concept Cars; Boyd Coddington Hot Rods The Club at Las Campanas’ ninth fairway $150 vip, $50 general admission, $25 youth

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444 CAMINO DON MIGUEL | 4 br, 5 ba, Historic Eastside | $1,370,000 MLS: 201502537 | Katherine Blagden | 505.490.2400

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Left: Colour Transpostion ix, 2012, acrylic and pigments on plastic, 12 x 12” Right: Intervals 7, 2012, mixed media on vellum, 50 x 40”

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ZACHARIAH RIEKE July 17 – September 12

Wedge, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 69.5” x 55.5”

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329 & 329.5 OTERO $985,000 Located downtown, this vintage Santa Fe house and guesthouse have a definite rural feeling. Adjoining a piñon-juniper covered hillside, this property is a gem. 4 br, 4 ba, 1,417 sq. ft. Ed Reid • 505.577.6259 Kristin Rowley • 505.670.1980

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QUANAH PARKER – COMANCHE Annual Indian Market Show Friday August 21, 5 pm – 7 pm Pre-show dinner and discussion with Nocona Thursday August 20 at the Inn and Spa at Loretto


A retrospection on Quanah Parker and Comanche history as well as a first look of Quanah Parker – Comanche opening the next night at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art. Evening starts at 5:30 $75 per person RSVP to Giacobbe-Fritz (505)986-1156

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SEA AND FOLDING CHAIR 18x24 oil on panel

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Portrait of a Young Woman #2, Newspaper, Hemp, 41” x 27”

Portrait of a Young Man #11, Newspaper, Hemp, 37” x 27.5”

August 14th- September 5th Opening reception: August 14th, 5-7pm

the arts and culture issue August / September 2015


56 Performing Arts Special

From opera and ballet to the symphony and chorale, Santa Fe’s live performance season sizzles




64 Show Time!

Artists to see and shows to check out at dozens of galleries in and around town

36 Publisher’s Note

48 Santa Favorites Colorful Southwestern jewelry 54 Adventure Trekking Santa Fe by horseback



40 City Different Santa Fe Concorso, At the Artist’s Table, the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts, and more

Handmade Southwestern jewelry reflects the colors of the rainbow


181 Dining Radish & Rye, Inn of the Anasazi, and Paper Dosa 190 Events Festivals and performances 192 Day Trip Gallup, New Mexico




175 Living Green and serene contemporary home, Indulge boutique


97 Native Arts A special magazine supplement focused exclusively on Native American art, artists, and culture

84 Art Artists Don Redman, Sean Wimberly, Martin Spei, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, and Katie Metz; a photographic look at New Mexico’s role in the Civil War; and art previews


52 Q&A Craig Johnson, Longmire series author

POP Gallery Summer of Color Clifford Bailey


Marty Goldstein

Trevor Mikula

Nigel Conway

NEW BROW CONTEMPORARY ART EST. 2007 View Exhibitions and Collections at POPSANTAFE.COM 125 Lincoln Ave. Santa Fe, NM 505.820.0788


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ON THE COVER Matt Neuman, Untitled Target Grid, monotype, 50 x 50". Read more about Neuman, who is represented by David Rothermel Contemporary, on page 77.

IN THE PAGES OF THIS magazine are artists of all varieties, ethnic backgrounds, styles, and media. They include painters, sculptors, jewelers, chefs, and musicians, among many others. Most of them walk our streets, live in our neighborhoods, and buy groceries just like the rest of us. They possess one thing that’s very different from many of us, though, and that’s their creativity. To me, creativity is best measured in the way it makes me feel and moves my emotions. Yes, I like to have my eyes and ears stimulated, but when very special music or a piece of art moves me and touches my soul, I define that as extraordinary creativity because it hits me at a deeper level. The artist or musician articulated something within them through their art form that moved my emotions. By that act alone, I now have an emotional attachment to the creator, maybe even a love. Oftentimes it comes from the vibrations of colors, the subject matter, or the mood of a painting or piece of music, but it does originate in the soul of the artist and somehow magically transfers to me as the viewer/listener. In this issue we go into the homes of two prominent artists—Heidi Loewen and Roseta Santiago—with a few of their collectors. These collectors have been given the opportunity to get closer to the souls of the artists whose work they admire, the creators of the pieces of art that are centerpieces in both their hearts and their homes. When the connection between artist, art, and those enjoying the art gets closer, the enjoyment of the art becomes more intimate and more appreciated. In Santa Fe you are fortunate in that you can find that connection with an artist by attending the gallery openings of those artists who touch you. They’ll be happy to visit with you about their inspirations and motivations. In this process you may experience a painting with your heart and not just your eyes. That experience will be deeper and more meaningful, and you will have a connection with the artist through the shared emotion of the piece of art. And isn’t that why we own art in the first place?



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| O V ERHE A R D | Q: What’s your favorite Santa Fe cultural event in the summer, and why? “I am so looking forward to the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain this summer. From the sets, to the talents, to the breathtaking views, the opera is spectacular; it’s just one of the things that makes Santa Fe such a special summer destination.”—Stephanie White, managing director, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi


“When summer sets in, I get really excited about St. John’s Music on the Hill. The free concerts offer a great opportunity for me and my family to enjoy quality time together. The music is always inspiring and the setting simply stunning.” —Tom McCann, general manager, Inn and Spa at Loretto

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“Indian Market. I have always been a longtime supporter of SWAIA and its artists. Personally, I love how this market brings such wonderful culture, with so many of my friends coming to Santa Fe. It permits me to give back to the Native American community by showcasing their art on the walls of La Fonda.”­­—Jenny Lea Kimball, CEO, La Fonda on the Plaza

“For color, creativity, and a singular celebration of our heritage, I have to say the Santa Fe Indian Market is my favorite, closely followed by the [International] Folk Art and Spanish Markets. All three are the most significant gatherings of their kind, and I just get caught up in the people, the diversity of cultures, and the beauty of each.“ ­­—Paul Margetson, general manager, Hotel Santa Fe

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2121 FOOTHILLS ROAD $1,099,000 - Custom built & designed by Bob Zachary, this soft contemporary home has 3 private suites. Distinctive beamed ceilings, custom doors, cabinetry & tile floors. Enjoy city lights, mountain views & sunsets from flagstone portals and patios. 3 br, 4 ba, 3,200 sq.ft., 1.3 acres

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CHARLOTTE FOUST New Work AUGUST 7 – 31, 2015

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anne maclachlan amy hegarty, cristina olds


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amy gross

elizabeth sanchez sybil watson


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CARS With over 110 captivating cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, nonprofit Santa Fe Concorso is at it again. From September 25–27 the sixth annual event celebrates the beauty of mechanical motion via seminars, a judged exhibition of “rolling works of art,” and more. A daytime presentation by Luigi Chinetti Jr. and an evening showcase of vintage World War II Warbirds and other speed displays will kick off opening day at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. On Saturday, entrants showcase their vehicles on the Santa Fe Plaza before embarking on the Mountain Tour, which proceeds through Eldorado and Galisteo to the town of Cerrillos. The stunning Club at Las Campanas hosts the main event on Sunday, September 27. Displayed on the ninth fairway and surrounded by mountain views, glistening classic cars and motorcycles will be judged based on elegance, authenticity, provenance, and craftsmanship. A silent auction not only allows attendees to take home artwork and other items, but it also funds various charities. Concessions and popular Concorso merchandise will be available. Standout vehicles at this year’s Concorso include an assortment of Ferraris, an homage to GM designer Harley Earl’s 1938 Buick Y-Job, Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Cadillac Cyclone, and a display of three exceptional 1930s Willys Knight plaid-sides.—Elizabeth Sanchez

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Santa Fe Concorso

The Santa Fe Municipal Airport hosts an array of Vintage WWII aircraft and speed displays on September 25. Above: Car enthusiasts eagerly inspect exotic vehicles on display at Concorso.

At the Artist’s Table The next At the Artist’s Table dinner, on Saturday, August 18, will blend the creative talents of Native American artist Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa) with a gourmet, multicourse meal inspired by Ataumbi’s heritage, prepared by Chef Allen Smith of the Santa Fe School of Cooking. The fifth annual dinner event benefits the Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools, supporting local teachers and students, and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Artist Exhibit and Education program, which cultivates Santa Fean heritage. The intimate meal is complete with personal interaction opportunities with Ataumbi and Allen, as well as a wine tasting through Arroyo Vino. All guests will take home one of Ataumbi’s original limited edition prints. With only 80 seats available, those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets quickly. “This event is uniquely Santa Fe,” says Ruthanne Greeley, the executive director of the Partners in Education Foundation. “Anybody can go to an expensive dinner, but this is for a truly worthy cause.”—ES BENE F IT

At the Artist’s Table, August 18, 6–9 pm, $250, limited seating, Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe,

Kiowa artist Keri Ataumbi (above) will attend the next At the Artist’s Table dinner on August 18. All guests will take home one of her original limited edition prints.

Keri Ataumbi, Zemaguani – Great Horned Fish, monoprint, 8 x 10"

AHA Festival of Progressive Arts Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2015, the AHA (After Hours Alliance) Festival of Progressive Arts is back, this year with two additional days of imagination-sparking art. Kicking off the festival of performance art is DNV X SFE on Friday, September 18. In an evening of powerful underground music, Denver, Colorado, and the City Different will present an exchange-studentstyle program in which five Santa Fe bands will perform in Denver, and five of Denver’s best will visit us. The Art of the Machine event begins September 19 in the Siler Road district, fusing two popular subcultures (Burning Man and Southwest lowriders) to create a euphonic, machine-based attraction. A medley of secret, under-the-radar art and music shows will follow. On Sunday, September 20, the festival continues at the Santa Fe Railyard with an interdisciplinary showcase comprising local and national visual art booths. Check out art for sale, interactive exhibits, and pop-up dance performances throughout the day. The event’s original purpose—to present DIY and experimental art for 18- to 40-year-olds—has expanded, according to festival codirector Shannon Murphy. Today, says Murphy, the festival is intergenerational, and highlights “how Santa Fe’s art scene is constantly changing as a progressive arts destination, [and how] Santa Fe is relevant to global art development.”—ES AHA Festival of Progressive Arts, September 18–20, various times, Santa Fe Railyard, f e s t i va l


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A sneak peek at some of this year’s work: The Product Division, 666 with Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis.

2014 events included Julia Goldberg’s Interview Project with event attendees as radio guests (above, center); MASKS: The AHA 2014 Masquerade (above); and the interactive exhibit, Squart-o-Mat Mega, a human-powered vending machine (above, left). Left: A piece by 2015 AHA Festival artist Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski: Instructions for a Freedom, gouache, marker, watercolor, tea, and acrylic on paper, 42 x 97”.


September’s Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild fair at Cathedral Park aims to draw youth interest.

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A RTS The Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild holds its outdoor fairs at Cathedral Park in downtown Santa Fe every May, July, and September, in the hope of attracting fresh interest in maintaining old skill. “We want to start apprenticing kids; they are losing their traditional arts,” says NNMFACG chairperson Gail Karr, who stresses the kid-friendly, highly approachable atmosphere of the open-air gatherings. Visitors of all ages will find a hands-on, interactive experience with roughly three dozen artisans who are eager to impart their knowledge. It’s not only style and technique that the Guild passes along. Marketing skills are also an important component of life as an artist these days, Karr explains, and Guild members are happy to teach those as well. Having begun in 2000 with a fundraising event, the Guild maintains a steady membership of 65 to 70 artists and holds three juried art shows per year. September’s fair will be the last one in 2015.—Anne Maclachlan

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild fair, September 26–28, 10 AM–5 pm, free, Cathedral Park,


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Crowds gather during the NNMFACG fair to see original work by some three dozen local artisans.

Now in its 16th year, Patina is the international destination for soul-stirring works of contemporary jewelry, fine art, and design.

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¡Viva la Fiesta!

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In the most solemn aspect of Fiesta, the statue of the Virgin Mary returns from the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Francis Cathedral. Above: Reenactors portray Fiesta de Santa Fe’s Don Diego de Vargas and his entourage, while La Reina (Queen of the Fiesta), and her quadrilla (courtiers) join the procession.

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AS THE SUMMER DAYS draw to a close and the smoky scent of roasting chiles piques the appetite, Santa Feans begin to think about dancing in the Plaza; watching Pueblo hoop dancers; and wandering through rows of booths full of old-world Spanish arts. Fiesta de Santa Fe, the oldest annual festival in the country, opens officially at noon on Friday, September 11, followed by the traditional procession of historical reenactors portraying Don Diego de Vargas and his entourage. It’s in this event that Fiesta has its roots: a religious observation that started when de Vargas, representing Spain, returned to Santa Fe some 12 years after the Pueblo peoples had expelled the Spanish. De Vargas then began an annual pilgrimage to what is now the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, his group carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary, to whom they prayed for a peaceful reestablishment of Spanish power. These days, Fiesta week celebrates all that is Santa Fean, with music, food, and arts from all the cultures that make up The City Different. Immediately following the opening procession, the Plaza bursts into a lively outdoor dance party. From mariachi to country to honky-tonk, there’s a beat that calls to bystanders. If you’re not a dancer yourself, don’t miss what’s happening onstage and in the streets with traditional Pueblo and Mexican folklorico dancers. Saturday at 9 AM, children lead their brightly costumed companions through the streets in the pet parade. At 1:00 PM Sunday, adults take their turn in Desfile de la Gente, also known as the Historical-Hysterical Parade. Closing ceremonies are Sunday, September 13 at 5:15 PM. Fiesta de Santa Fe, September 11–13, free, various locations,

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What is a Fiesta without dancing? A blend of Santa Fe’s many cultures is showcased both onstage and near the Palace of the Governors.

Performances on the historic Plaza stage showcase the area’s unique cultures. Above: Young dancers move to Spanish beats.

Visitors to Fiesta de Santa Fe enjoy a lively dance or two with historical figures portrayed by local reenactors.


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In traditional Mexican folk dancing style, colorful, flowing dresses become part of the dance (above, top); family crests of early Santa Fe settlers are festooned above the entrance to the Palace of the Governors (center); and “Silver” the hippie bus belts out ‘60s tunes.

Animal lovers and their small companions show an artsy side during the Pet Parade.

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SANTA FE-STYLE JEWELRY is distinctive yet understated, colorful yet elegant. For centuries, Native artisans from the Southwest have fashioned their singular designs from locally sourced turquoise. In adapting to the times, contemporary jewelry designers freely fuse tradition with modern aesthetics. Perhaps this is especially significant today, as jaded fashionistas turn away from logoed luxury items and clamor for unique accessories to reflect their own personal styles. Southwest blue-sky glam starts with turquoise and sterling silver, but other natural stones such as opal, coral, pearl, jet, and larimar lend their natural irridescence to your radiance as well. The composition of natural turquoise is not altered; the stone is simply polished, cut, and set. It is very different from stabilized turquoise, which has been chemically treated with epoxy or polystyrene to freeze the color. Jeweler Etta Endito’s simple design (left) showcases natural Royston turquoise from Nevada. This sterling silver ring at Silver Sun ( brings out the beauty of the American Southwest. Above: This squash blossom necklace with mother-of-pearl in sterling silver is antique pawn jewelry—among many such pieces at Sissel’s Jewelry ( Sissel Trondseth started selling Native jewelry in 1987; since then, her discerning eye has attracted loyal collectors both locally and globally.

Larimar, a rare form of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, is often mistaken for turquoise. This wave bracelet is part of an extensive collection of larimar jewelry at Turquoise Butterfly (


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With her distinctive artistry, jeweler Valerie Jean Fairchild of Fairchild & Co. ( fashioned lapis lazuli into a fine inlay ring, which is set off by blue sapphire cabochons and 18-kt yellow gold.

Right: Swedish-born jeweler Thom Munson of Belen, New Mexico, never knows what each of the special stones he collects will become—that is, until they speak to him. This creation from Turquoise Butterfly called Opal Essence is an example of a slider and pendant born of design serendipity. Below: Evocative of its origins, natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Arizona highlights a striking bracelet from Silver Sun. Handcrafted by artisans Victor Trujillo and Valentin Aguilar, the raised inlay design is mounted on sterling silver.

Above: Navajo silversmith Iva Yazzie crafted this bracelet from sterling silver and Boulder turquoise mined in Nevada. According to Shalako Indian Store (, stones containing small turquoise bits were once thrown away because the effort to remove them was too great. It’s only lately that such turquoise has been recut instead of discarded, to capture its innate beauty.

Classically trained goldsmith Valerie Jean Fairchild began her eponymous gallery (below) in 1976. Since then, the fine craftsmanship of Fairchild & Co. has gained international fame for elegant design and exquisite details with her signature creations. Left: This large-cluster squash blossom necklace from Shalako was made in the 1940s by a Navajo silversmith. The large cluster ring to its left is by Zuni artisan Justin Wilson; both items are of Morenci turquoise. The crescent on the necklace is a symbol introduced to Natives by Spanish colonialists, who were influenced by the Moors.

Silver Sun on Canyon Road is a treasue trove of turquoise that has been fashioned into buckles, bolos, and jewelry of every type.

An inlay of American black jade shimmers in the background of this multicolor mother-of-pearl and 18-kt yellow gold ring by designer Valerie Jean Fairchild.

Below: Jewelry designer Rocki Gorman’s ( boutique at La Fonda on the Plaza is a fitting backdrop to her flair and artistry. She designs the pieces, then has them handcrafted by Navajo silversmiths. She sells her “out-of-the-box” tunics here, too.

This vintage-design bracelet from Shalako is fashioned from angel skin coral by Victor Hicks (Navajo). Filigree work and sterling silver casting provide a counterfoil to the stone’s natural glow.

Rocki Gorman’s avant garde jewelry designs (left and right) are sought after by celebrities, royalty, and style mavens. Her design pedigree is long on history, from having sold her first piece, a necklace, at age seven in her parents’ boutique. She calls her gallery a “jewel box” that surprises with one-of-a-kind designs but also includes the “usual suspects” of handcrafted American jewelry. Gorman, from Bayonne, New Jersey, is a fine example of how the Southwest attracts artistic transplants, then nurtures their talent.

Sissel Trondseth first started selling Indian jewelry at the flea market by the Santa Fe Opera. Today, her downtown gallery on San Francisco (left) sells Pendleton wool, concho belts, and pottery, as well as old pawn and modern Indian jewelry.


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Below: In designing a one-of-a-kind water-themed inlay ring, Valerie Jean Fairchild incorporated Australian opal, 22-kt rose gold for the koi, and 14-kt green gold mounting for the lily pads.

This statement opal ring set in sterling silver by Thom Munson sparkles with quiet refinement. Available exclusively through Turquoise Butterfly.

Below: A graceful butterfly motif shows off turquoise in a sterling silver setting for this matching necklace, bracelet, and ring group from Sissel’s Jewelry.

Above: Rocki Gorman pays tribute to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with her whimsical necklace of rhinestones, glass pearls, and vintage objets d’art.

Rare natural Cerrillos turquoise from New Mexico is paired with coral in a fluid design set in sterling silver for these elegant earrings (above).

Natural Blue Gem turquoise from Nevada curves sinuously in a sterling silver necklace designed and handcrafted by James Belone and Valentin Aquilar. The necklace and matching earrings are available at Silver Sun.

Right: Designer Valerie Jean Fairchild’s exquisite ring prevails on Sleeping Beauty turquoise to provide a refined inlay, with rose-cut diamonds set in 14-kt yellow gold.


| Q + A |

Craig Johnson the author of the modern-Western Longmire mysteries talks about the books and the TV show, dropping clues about the future of both—boy, howdy!


Have you been a storyteller your whole life? When did you first begin putting ink on the page, and what (or who) pressed you to do so? My education was in writing, but I tried not to let that get in the way of me becoming a writer. I came from an old-fashioned family where after dinner we used to go out on the porch and talk, tell tales. I think it’s from those early experiences that I learned the value of good storytelling. The trick, then, was adapting from the spoken to the written word. The two reasons you become a writer are running out of excuses and then stumbling onto a story you think needs to be told. I had this idea about a young girl from the Cheyenne Reservation with fetal alcohol syndrome, who’s taken into a basement and abused by four young men from near the reservation. They get off with suspended sentences, and pretty soon somebody’s dispatching them with a .45-70 Sharps buffalo rifle. It seemed like something that hadn’t been done and would have something to say about race relations in the contemporary American West.


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Walt’s best friend], Vic [undersheriff Victoria Moretti], and Lucian [former sheriff Lucian Connally] keep intruding into my carefully structured plots.

Capable, well-rounded women abound in all of your novels and short stories, and it’s something your readers happily remark upon. What do you think is behind the lack of faint-hearted damsels On creating your characters: What is in distress in your books? it that strikes you first when you are When I wrote the first novel in the writing—do you create a plot around Walt Longmire series, The Cold Dish, an intriguing character (like Marcus Red I became aware that with the sheriff Thunder, the model for Henry Standing telling the stories in first person, the Bear in the Longmire novels), or do you book was heavy place a blank-slate person in an unusual in masculine situation and see what happens? narrative. I I generally ask myself what the book figured to even is about: What does it mean? What’s things out I’d the message? Writing a novel is kind need to popuof like conducting a choral group; each late the novel voice has a specific purpose in telling with really a story, which means there’s always strong female going to be a character ebb and flow. characters. I That being said, there are personalitreat women ties that are difficult to marginalize. the same Characters like Henry [Standing Bear, way I treat continued on page 191


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by Steven Horak

Many of the Santa Fe–AREA trails that snake and wind toward summits, follow arid arroyo beds, and lead to flower-filled meadows are multiuse; hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy them, and so can horseback riders. For those who love sitting in the saddle, this translates to miles of trails to choose from, making Santa Fe’s appeal to equestrians obvious. But where you ride in Northern New Mexico is only half of the picture. Who you ride with can elevate your next horseback excursion from a simple scenic outing to an adventure you won’t soon forget. For nearly a century, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa (bishops has been taking riders into the crisp mountain air of the Sangre de Cristos—a landscape that feels far removed from the Santa Fe Plaza, yet which is less than a 10-minute drive away. The on-site stables house horses adept at bearing riders with little or no trail experience, making Bishop’s Lodge a particularly good choice for novice riders. The lodge itself is set on 450 acres and abuts Santa Fe National Forest; favorite trails such as Winsor and Chamisa are all within easy reach. Thirty minutes south of Santa Fe in Cerrillos, Broken Saddle Riding Company ( offers some of the silkiest horseback rides 54

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If you love hiking or biking Santa Fe’s many trails, consider traversing them on the back of a sure-footed horse.

one could hope for—the kind that can make a person feel far more experienced than may actually be the case. The stables feature Tennessee Walkers, good-natured horses known for their distinctive four-beat gait—a smooth movement well suited to the rolling hills of the adjoining Cerrillos Hills State Park. The park still holds several remnants of its rich mining legacy, most visibly in the form of shuttered mineshafts scattered about the almost 40 miles of alternating wide and narrow trails. If your idea of horseback invokes images of a windswept town and stark vistas straight out of a Western, Santa Fe Western Adventures ( provides just that experience on and around their private ranch 11 miles south of Santa Fe, just off Highway 14. Rides sometimes pass near a movie set, though the real treat is heading out with fellow riders to take in a sunset from a commanding viewpoint, and then making your way back as the last light fades in fiery fashion.


Backcountry Horsemen

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“a sensory experience of color and mood” Pippin returns to her roots to focus on her original passion for creating art; something she plans to bring to her artistic future. MIchelle Odom

With your own horse, the possibilities for adventure–and much more besides–open up exponentially. This is what makes riding with the Santa Fe Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America ( such a unique and inviting prospect. Like the national organization to which it belongs, BCHSF works in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service to help maintain trails on public land. During its May to October season, members ride to remote areas to clear trails, many of which are multiuse. The often breathtaking scenery aside, the real reward is riding and working together with a dedicated and close-knit group to open up trails for the enjoyment of others. As BCHSF President Debbie Spickermann explains, “Our members are an incredible crew of people who give their all. They volunteer their time, materials, vehicles, horses—whatever it takes.”

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Santa Fe’s venerable performing arts ensembles kick off exciting seasons of music, dance, and song


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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs Beautiful Mistake as part of its summer season.


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Exciting new works and older favorites form some of the performances this summer at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. An electrifying world premiere of Silent Ghost, by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, is one of the highlights of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s shows on July 31 and September 4. The company first worked with Cerrudo in 2012 when it commissioned his piece Last, which is part of ASFB’s active repertoire. Beautiful Mistake, a work that was commissioned from Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and premiered in 2013, is also performed this summer. “It was a staple in our most recent winter/spring touring program,” explains ASFB’s artistic director Tom Mossbrucker. “It’s a hard-edged, very physical

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Dancer Katherine Bolaños performs in 1st Flash with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

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work that’s juxtaposed with dreamlike music.” Soto has choreographed for companies worldwide, including Ballet Hispanico, Munich Ballet Theater, the Bavarian State Ballet, and Stuttgart Ballet, and is one of the company’s favorite choreographers. ASFB commissioned Soto’s dance Uneven in 2010 and has also performed his works Fugaz and Kiss Me Goodnight. Jorma Elo’s piece 1st Flash was performed by ASFB in 2008 and has been restaged this summer. The company’s three new members— Jenelle Figgins, Pete Leo Walker and Anthony Tiedeman—are among the dancers featured in this work, which Mossbrucker calls “incredibly lush, passionate, poetic, and romantic.” Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, which has been operating under the umbrella of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet since 2014, presents revisions of several works that premiered last summer, as well as a new group piece for which Siddi has designed costumes, on August 1, August 29, and September 5. “The new works from last summer were so well received by our audiences that I wanted to continue working on them,” says Siddi. “A duet I dance with Carola Zertuche [guest dancer from San Francisco] is one of those pieces. Carola is also choreographing a solo that will be incorporated into a group piece.” One of the highlights of any Juan Siddi Flamenco performance is Siddi’s improvisational solo, which he says comes from deep within his heart and soul. Siddi’s dancers, in addition to Zertuche, include company members Radha Garcia, Illeana Gomez, Eliza Llewellyn, Stephanie Narvaez, and newcomer (and Española native) Graciela Garcia. Plans are underway for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe’s 2015–2016 winter/spring touring schedule, which will mark the 20th anniversary of ASFB. For information about Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s September 4 performance, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe’s August and September performances, and future programs, visit

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Here and bottom, left: The open-air Santa Fe Opera house offers breathtaking views of the New Mexico landscape from every seat—at least until the sun goes down.

The Santa Fe Opera’s setting is one of the world’s most dramatic, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and brilliant sunsets.

Tenor Bruce Sledge is the Duke of Mantua in the Santa Fe Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.

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Soprano Alex Penda performs the title role in Richard Strauss’s Salome.

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Four new productions and one world premiere comprise the Santa Fe Opera’s 2015 Summer Festival Season, which opened on July 3 with a presentation of Gaetano Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment and closes on August 29 with that opera’s final performance. This summer’s season, the 59th in the company’s history, also features La Finta Giardiniera by Wolfgang Mozart, Salome by Richard Strauss, Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, and Cold Mountain by 2010 Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Jennifer Higdon. “I’m often asked which operas are best for novices to attend, and for this summer the answer is Daughter of the Regiment and Rigoletto,” says general director Charles MacKay. “Donizetti’s opera is a sparkling romantic comedy with great melodies that’s sung in French but has spoken words in English. The plot is somewhat silly but touching, and no one dies at the end. Rigoletto has a darker, intense story, but it has some of the most familiar music in all of opera.” MacKay calls La Finta Giardiniera, a tale of hapless lovers and missed love connections written by Mozart when he was just 18 years old, “a most underappreciated opera.” He refers to Salome as one of the most perfect operas ever composed. “It’s a riveting story,” he adds, referring to the tragic tale of King Herod’s stepdaughter. Tickets to the world premiere of Cold Mountain have been selling like hotcakes. This adaptation of Charles Frazier’s National Book Award–winning novel about a Confederate Army deserter deals with love, honor, and determination. It is Higdon’s first opera. MacKay is excited about some facility renovations that have helped make the opera-going experience more enjoyable. There’s a new dining terrace next to the box office offering boxed dinners and sandwiches. Additional picnic tables, with beautiful mountain views, have been set up on the grounds. There’s also a 25 percent increase in the number of restroom facilities. “We’re responding to requests from our patrons,” says MacKay about the reason for these changes. “We hope the Opera is more comfortable and accessible for all audience members.” On August 16 and 23, don’t forget to check out the Apprentice Showcase Scenes—fully staged opera scenes featuring the company’s 40 summer apprentices. Many of these rising young stars go on to land principal roles in productions at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Opéra National de Paris, and San Francisco Opera, among others. Santa Fe Opera, through August 29,


2015–16 HIGHLIGHTS Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

New Year’s Eve Orchestra Concert with pianist Joyce Yang

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Thursday, December 31, 2015 5:00 pm Family Concert at 2:00 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Mark Morris Dance Group

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Cameron Carpenter

Mark Morris Dance Group

Gil Shaham, violin

Gil Shaham

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Cameron Carpenter featuring The International Touring Organ Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Canadian Brass

Savion Glover with the Jack DeJohnette Quartet

Saturday, December 12, 2015 7:30 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:00 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Anderson & Roe

Christmas Eve Orchestra Concert with pianists Anderson & Roe

Savion Glover

Yuja Wang, piano

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Thursday, December 24, 2015 5:00 pm Family Concert at 2:00 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center Yuja Wang Wynton Marsalis

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vocal + symphonic artistry lively s umme r, fall, a nd wint e r se a s on line ups Santa Fe has a love affair with music in all its variations. With several classical music concert seasons commencing soon, there’s much to cherish. The Santa Fe Symphony ( has offered both orchestral and choral music professionally since 1984. Its 32nd season opens September 27 under the baton of guest conductor Guillermo Figueroa and features two remarkable soloists: violinist Itamar Zorman, who won the 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and pianist Olga Kern, the first woman in more than 30 years to receive the Gold Medal in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As the season unfolds, several of the symphony’s principal players will be featured as soloists, including Concertmaster David Felberg, principal flutist Jesse Tatum, principal violist Kimberly Fredenburgh, and principal oboist Elaine Heltman. Founder and General Director Gregory Heltman touts the season’s range of music from its annual Messiah, which will be performed twice this season

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Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance Group performs at the Lensic on October 27 as part of Performance Santa Fe’s 2015–2016 season.

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Long-running music and dance series Performance Santa Fe (, formerly the Santa Fe Concert Association, opens its season August 2–9 with its traditional Festival of Song. This year, the concerts will feature husband-and-wife duo Quinn Kelsey (baritone) and Marjorie Owens (soprano), and Anna Christy (soprano). Performance Santa Fe Artistic Director Joseph Illick will also play four-hand piano with Santa Fe Opera Principal Conductor Harry Bicket in concert with eight of the opera’s apprentices. Later in the season, on February 20, 2016, Cameron Carpenter performs on organ. “Cameron Carpenter has turned the world of the organ upside down. He is extraordinarily talented and a tremendous showman. If you think you would never go to an organ recital, he will change that for you completely,” Illick says. The season also includes performances by violinist James Ehnes, the Harlem String Quartet, and violinist Gil Shaham. Other notable groups that help make the city flush with classical music include Santa Fe Desert Chorale (, a professional ensemble of 24 singers from across the U.S. Now in its 33rd year, the Chorale’s repertoire spans from medieval to contemporary works. It’s known for its summer festival—the only one featuring a cappella choral music—and winter concert series, which features sets of international music devoted to mother figures. Concordia Santa Fe (, a wind ensemble composed of retired professionals, begins its 2015 concert season September 20 with (r)Evolution at St. Francis Auditorium. Since 1987, Serenata of Santa Fe ( has specialized in rare chamber music works performed by local musicians; its 2015– 2016 season begins September 11 with Dreams and Prayers, featuring the music of Osvaldo Golijov.

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(on November 21 and 22), to the April 10 performance of Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons, led by violinist Alexi Kenney. Another special offering will be the Christmas Treasures concert on December 13, during which several top players from the Santa Fe Youth Symphony will join the symphony for Corelli’s Christmas Concerto—“a bit of a side-by-side performance encouraging our up-and-coming young musicians,” says Heltman. Founded in 1980 by Thomas O’Connor and his wife, Carol Redman, Santa Fe Pro Musica ( begins its season September 18–20 with a series of chamber and orchestral concerts featuring Opus One, a quartet with Ida Kavafian on violin. This marks the artistic introduction of a partnership between Pro Musica and Music from Angel Fire (, the summer chamber music festival Kavafian founded. The two groups are merging their business operations, which will allow O’Connor to release other administrative duties and concentrate on his music directorship. “My focus will be more on the music and artistic planning. It’s a relief. I’ll be able to think about what I want Pro Musica to look like in five years, and what kinds of exciting pieces we’ll be playing in 2016 and 2017,” he says. For this season, Pro Musica continues its trajectory of blending works from its core classical repertoire and new pieces. Prince of Clouds, November 7–8, features a Grammy-nominated composition from Anna Clyne, a young composer making a name for herself in refashioning traditional works for today’s audiences—in this case, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Popular returning guests include the St. Lawrence String Quartet on February 7, and piano virtuoso Conrad Tao on April 22.


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Show time! It’s the high-summer season in our high desert city, so let Santa Fean magazine guide you to the must-see artists and don’t-miss exhibitions at dozens of galleries in and around town.

Arthur Lopez, San Francisco y Los Pajaros, hand-carved pigmented wood, 68 x 22"

Randy O’Brien, Urchin Vessels (installation shot), thrown pottery, 4 x 6"

Barbara Meikle Fine Art Randy O’Brien Inspired by the glacial fields and mountains of Kachemak Bay, Alaska, ceramicist Randy O’Brien shapes boldly colored, organic vessels. “I don’t copy natural formations, but I try to make pieces that look as though they could arise out of the earth—that if they were in a natural setting they wouldn’t be out of place,” he says. He introduces high-contrast pops of color on the surface, above the deep, glossy cracks; it’s a glazing technique he’s spent a decade perfecting from trial and error. Continuing his artistic evolution in this medium, O’Brien’s latest pieces feature a glossy surface rather than his traditional matte. His finely tuned process takes two months to complete. In the 30 years that have passed since O’Brien’s days as a University of California, Berkeley, student (when he began working as a potter), the Arizona-based artist has participated in several international and national juried exhibitions. He currently exhibits at nearly a dozen galleries in Arizona, California, Illinois, and elsewhere; Barbara Meikle Fine art represents his work locally.—Ashley M. Biggers 64

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Manitou Galleries Arthur Lopez Santa Fean Arthur Lopez may work in the traditional art of bulto (three-dimensional religious iconography), but he’s hardly a traditional santero. “I like to keep some whimsy. All the iconography is still there, but I just modernize it,” he says. For example, depictions of San Lucas, the patron saint of artists, generally show the saint painting the Virgin Mary and infant Jesus on a canvas. But in Lopez’s hands, San Lucas becomes a spray-paint artist creating a graffiti wall. Lopez’s figures are among the collections of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Denver Art Museum, and Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. The artist has one more recent accolade: He’s a semifinalist in the Smithsonian Institution’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and will travel to Washington, D.C., in September for the final competition.—AMB

Mark Hanham, Paris Blue Doves, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 84"

LACUNA GALLERIES Mark Hanham “I try to find a balance in between abstraction and realism, a point where neither is too literal or abstract to be predictable,” says Sydney, Australia–based artist Mark Hanham, whose expressive acrylic paintings and giclée prints, with their sinuous compositions depicting urban spaces, have been exhibited around the world. “I’m drawn to the hustle and bustle of cities,” he adds, citing Leon Kossoff and Alberto Giacometti among his influences. “I connect with the isolation as well as the constant rush of the modern world. It prompts me to question our human condition and where we fit in a busy society. It also reveals a lack of belonging for many, which is fascinating to me.”—Eve Tolpa

Pop Gallery Robb Rael The work of Robb Rael, a notable figure on the Santa Fe art scene and Contemporary Spanish Market for more than a decade, can now be found year-round at Pop Gallery. A group show featuring his paintings opened on July 24 and will continue through August. Rael’s inspirations come from his fandoms—ranging from music figures such as Jim Morrison to basketball stars such as Le Bron James. New Mexican images—low riders, Zozobra, and the iconic landscapes—figure prominently in his work. “There’s not a straight wall in Santa Fe,” he says. This architecture lends itself to Rael’s swirling, psychedelic style which is inspired by music posters from the 1960s and ’70s, an aesthetic he’s connected with since he first saw it as a child.—AMB

Robb Rael, Saint Michael, mixed media on paper, 24 x 30"

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Joe Wade Fine Art Robin J. Laws Throughout her career, bronze sculptor Robin J. Laws has worked on the police force, in a packing plant, and in a mobile-home manufacturing plant. In the 1980s, she was downsized from an oil company and took the opportunity to pursue her artistic career. Since then, her work has appeared in several prestigious sales and shows, including the C.M. Russell Auction of Original Art in Great Falls, Montana; the Western Regional Art Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado. She specializes in depicting animals, with whom she shares a personal connection. “For me, I already have a relationship with the model. I know what I want to put across. It comes from your heart and your own experience,” she says. Some of her favorite subjects are burros, thanks to their sense of humor. Her latest subjects are mares with foals. “The bond between mothers and babies is really special; but with horses it’s really special,” she says.—AMB Robin J. Laws, Augie and Spuds, bronze, 10 x 12 x 10"

Suzanne Wiggin, Meadow, oil on panel, 12 x 14"

Winterowd Fine Art Suzanne Wiggin Taos painter Suzanne Wiggin has studied art history as much as applied arts—which is perhaps why her work recalls the classical works of masters. Her landscapes, however, have a fresh, modern touch as she explores the light of sunsets and storms, and the expanse of gentle meadows. “My concept of beauty filters what I see and manipulates the paint to convey it. I constantly ask myself why I have chosen a place. … Am I true to my voice? … Working toward re-creating the moment in time by distilling the essence of that moment, I try to share what it was like to be a human in a beautiful place,” Wiggin says. She’s held solo exhibitions in Fairbanks, Alaska; Santa Monica, California; and Santa Fe, among other places. Wiggin exhibits locally at Winterowd Fine Art.—AMB Ronnie Layden, Saphora silver gelatin print, 20 x 24"

Ronnie Layden Fine Art Ronnie Layden Painter-photographer Ronnie Layden presents the beauty of New Mexico three ways: wistfully, whimsically, and dramatically. A fifth-generation Santa Fean, the multiple-media artist is the owner of a gallery where he showcases guest artists in addition to his own works. Layden-the-painter works in two distinct genres: one, an expressive, plein air– based impressionism displaying a sensitive eye for the romance of color and light; the other is more stylized and abstracted. These stylized works present a stripped-down panoply of characters such as playful lollipop aspens and pines like vertical cones. In both genres, trees seem to figure as stand-ins, speaking volumes about quiet moments of beauty, isolation, and playful togetherness. Layden-the-photographer captures the design and drama of landscape, light, and just the right moment.—Barbara Tyner 66

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ART GONE WILD Chad Awalt For more than 15 years, Chad Awalt has been making large, figurative, wooden sculptures from his studio in Georgia, creating life-size works out of single pieces of hardwood native to the Southeastern United States. He salvages pieces that have striking stress marks and patterns he can enhance in his finished creations. “As an artist I’ve always been drawn to nature and the human form,” says Awalt, who studied anatomy and physiology at the University of Colorado. “I feel like the human form expressed with the unique qualities of wood is the beautiful combination of how unique each person and each piece of wood is.” Awalt’s works are on view around the country, including the Brooklyn Museum; Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Georgia State Capitol. —Emily Van Cleve

Chad Awalt, Luna, silver maple, 33 x 14 x 10"

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Troy Pillow, Sticks and Stones, painted stainless steel, 105 x 40 x 24"

The elegant and sometimes whimsical metal and glass sculptures created by Troy Pillow in his Seattle studio grace the grounds of Pippin Contemporary on Canyon Road. These curvaceous, undulating, nature- and geometry-inspired forms are made with materials from the earth and are designed to blend fluidly with any outdoor environment. “I want them to give the feeling of movement in their static rest,” says Pillow. Although Pillow studied architectural engineering at the University of Colorado, he draws more on instinct and experimentation than on formal training when creating new work. “I spend my days making sculpture, testing my abilities, and exploring new possibilities,” he adds. “I can’t imagine a better life.” Pillow has been commissioned to create sculptures for hospitals, libraries, and private businesses throughout the West.—EVC

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Gerald Peters Gallery Don Coen Painter Don Coen tells the story of the West through farmworkers, ranchers, combines, and cows, and it is a story accented with more than a hint of social realism. The Colorado-based painter chronicles the everyday life of people who grow our food, tend the nation’s flocks and herds, and spend their days in hard labor under a burning sun. The scenes are softly worked, crisp-edged and carefully composed, and presented in a manner devoid of judgment, but certainly flecked with affection and of empathy—especially the Migrant Worker series. Coen works in a variety of media: oil stick, oil paint, acrylic, and ink wash, producing series after series documenting what he calls the “the complex, often overlooked dualities that exist every day on the rural American farm.”—BT David Ivan Clark, Adoratorio 96, oil on Baltic birch, 30 x 72"

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Don Coen, Setting The Water, oil stick on paper, 38 x 58"

“From a distance the paintings present land, sky, and nothing more. Held up to the turbulent flux of the mechanized world, they offer refuge,” says California-based David Ivan Clark. If we could slip into one of his paintings— into that refuge—we would have the universe to explore. The artist offers the luminous, numinous mystery world between experience and memory: a sort of twilight, when color, sound, and airy deep coolness combine; or predawn, when newness and our dreams still stick. Growing up unfettered in prairie Canada, the artist felt the sacredness of nature in the everyday private magic of his childhood ramblings. His artwork—grainy, scratched, but flawless meditations in chiaroscuro—is based on the inner sanctuary installed within him during that childhood time. We enter that sanctum through transcendent beauty.—BT

MALOUF ON THE PLAZA Miles Standish Natural textures play a major role in the jewelry of Miles Standish. He casts silver replicas of shells and creates (literal) impressions of organic material by pressing leaves, feathers, bark, and grass between sheets of metal. Standish works in silver and gold, often combining both in one piece. “The juxtaposition of the two—the white of the silver and warm glow of high-karat gold—reminds me of the moon and sun,” he says, adding that he loves opals “for the mystery and depth they hold” and that fine turquoise is like “comfort food” for him. “Realizing all these finite materials are carved from the earth, I try to be respectful of them, to waste nothing, and make every sliver count.”—ET


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Miles Standish, cuffs of hammered sterling, 22/18/14-kt gold, sterling silver, Chinese turquoise, and opals

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727 Canyon Road Santa Fe t 505.982.9404 Carrie Fell, Stable Thinking, acrylic and oil on canvas, 50 x 74"

SORREL SKY GALLERY Carrie Fell The contemporary Western paintings and serigraphs of Carrie Fell put a decidedly modern spin on traditional motifs. “The Western theme has always been a draw, since I’m a Denver native,” says Fell, who has an enduring interest in cowboys and their disappearing way of life. From her studio in Vail, she creates dramatic, motion-filled compositions with bright swaths of color that lead viewers’ eyes from corner to corner. Fell credits a background in interior design with instilling in her “the basic principles of line, form, color, shape, scale, and negative space,” and has recently expanded her artistic vocabulary to include sculpture. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Booth Western Art Museum and the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.—ET august/september 2015

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The William & Joseph Gallery Gina Freschet Gina Freschet has spent 30 years as a professional artist, including as an illustrator for children’s books and for major publications such as The New Yorker. Her fine art has been shown in Rockefeller Center alongside that of Andy Warhol. Yet, her latest inspiration comes from an amateur and accessible source. For her latest show Ghost Walls and Wall Dogs at The William&Joseph Gallery, Freschet draws upon the street art of Lower Manhattan. (She divides her time between New York City and Santa Fe.) “I’m really interested in self-taught art and art outside the gallery setting,” Freschet says. “It’s available to the public, just walking down the street, and it’s very spontaneous and imaginative.” She plans to continue following this thread in future pieces, working much as street artists do—laying down images spontaneously, then coming back to eliminate and build more layers. She’s drawn to signs and symbols of Americana, such as old tattoos and cartoons. “I hope [viewers] recognize their experience in a piece. I hope they can see themselves in them,” she says.—AMB

Gina Freschet, Fanfare, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

waxlander gallery tracee GENTRY matthews Whether Tracee Gentry Matthews is painting Santa Fe, San Francisco, Austin, or New York City, the scene is always vibrant and positive, pulsating with warm colors. When Matthews begins a new work, she listens to the heartbeat of the city she is portraying. Painting has fascinated her since childhood, although she didn’t start devoting her full-time energy to art until 2000 following the birth of her daughter. “I love bringing a painting to life with a world full of touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, and emotion by simply applying the brush to the canvas,” she says. Lately, Matthews has been painting with her fingers and hands. “You could say I’m a free spirit when I paint,” says the artist, whose work can be seen at Waxlander Gallery.—EVC 70

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Tracee Gentry Matthews, In the Hills, San Francisco, acrylic on canvas, 54 x 54"

Deladier Almeida, Study for Inward Force, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"

Blue Rain Gallery Deladier Almeida

To those who know Northern New Mexico, Deladier Almeida’s paintings of Abiquiu-area landscapes are like loving portraits of treasured friends. His colors are sunbathed, his perspective respectful and intimate. The Brazil-born artist lives in northern California and is known for the aerial viewpoint in his California farm-field paintings; in New Mexico, however, the artist meets the landscape from a ground-level embrace—a very human scale. A former architect who became a painter during the early 1980s renaissance in figural painting, Almeida renders great geologic formations into gentle architectural hulks. Landscape is refined to shape, color, texture. He doesn’t hide his painterliness; his colors are richly laid, textural, in hues of surprising contrasts. We warm to his golds and orchids. The land becomes lithoscape, but subtly anthropomorphic, and always inviting.—BT august/september 2015

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Sean Wimberly, Just Off the Road, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

“I really like to paint a more intimate view of landscape, such as a leaf-covered path or a road through an aspen forest, where you wonder what is coming up around the bend,” says painter Sean Wimberly, who calls the mountains outside Albuquerque home. Painting with vibrant colors, he aims for an almost 3-D look to his work. “This can only be done with a palette knife, which is a joy to paint with and reminds me of what fun finger painting was when I was little,” he says. Wimberly, who finds the Southwestern landscape particularly inspiring, shows his acrylic paintings at Bill Hester Fine Art. One work is part of the New Mexico State Fair’s permanent collection.—EVC

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Cecilia Kirby Binkley, Aspens, oil on canvas, 48 x 72"


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Painting plein air is the only way of working for Cecilia Kirby Binkley, who was born in Lima, Peru, and spent her childhood living in many parts of South America and Europe. For the past three decades, the Southwest has not only been her home, but the inspiration behind her work. Binkley never tires of aspen woodlands, the cliffs around Abiqui, and the Northern New Mexico villages of Truchas, Velarde, and Cordova. “As a plein air artist, I interpret nature in a more abstract, impressionist style,” says Binkley, whose paintings can be seen at New Concept Gallery. “This allows me to communicate the exuberance and beauty of the moment before me. It is important to convey the intuitive experience with vitality and movement.” —EVC

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Bette Ridgeway, Au Revoir Mon Ami, acrylic on canvas, 68 x 50"

Bette Ridgeway is excited about a new series of sculptures that will be featured at her show at The Signature Gallery in September. “I wanted to work with glass but I’m such a klutz that I knew the breakage would be too much,” says Ridgeway, who moved to Santa Fe to build a career as an artist in 1996. She discovered cell-cast, colorless acrylic supports that look and feel like glass, but are much more impact-resistant. Sculptures created with this material can be hung indoors and outdoors. Of course, Ridgeway continues to paint in her signature style, which involves pouring layers of transparent acrylic onto canvas. Some of her paintings are also created on aluminum.—EVC

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Show time! Christopher Ries, Celebration, optic crystal, 8 x 10 x 3"

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Jamie Hamilton, Snail, welded steel, woven cable, and polycarbonate, 28 x 52 x 46"

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It’s been a long journey for Christopher Ries, from his childhood on an Ohio farm to becoming a well-respected crystal glass sculptor. In the late 1970s, Ries started searching for just the right glass sculpting material, and discovered what he was looking for at Schott Optical in Pennsylvania. His carved glass pieces, which can be seen at Wiford Gallery, are as varied as they are beautiful. His work has been installed in airports, museums and art centers. “Working with glass has been a challenge and a pleasure,” he says. “It’s impossible to say everything there is to say in a single sculpture. It’s a pleasure because of the myriad aesthetic elements that glass naturally possesses, like transparency, translucency, color, reflection and refraction, to name a few.”—EVC

During the past three years, Jamie Hamilton has been working on a monumental performance project involving high-wire walking, design, building, and physical training. He’s also been creating sculptures that relate to the project. The inspiration behind his sculptures has come from 20th-century mathematician Kurt Gödel, who wrote about human limits to understanding mind and matter. “I ask myself, when life confronts us with a decision, given Gödel’s insight into the limits of our ability to know, how do we proceed?” says Hamilton. “For my [September] show at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, I will explore forms and ideas which reflect Gödel’s insight. Using mirrors, steel, and magnets to explore the interaction of invisible force with tangible material, I will investigate the confusion which arises from a mind that believes itself separate from experiential phenomena.”—EVC

Greenberg Fine Art Joseph Breza Blazing with a special quality of light more unique to the artist than to geographic location, Joseph Breza’s paintings erupt with color. This is rapturous color: deep coral, lavender, turquoise, saffron— spotlit, illuminated, breathtaking. The artist attributes the magic in his work to finding the ‘power spot,’ the part to paint in a landscape scene, the spot that makes the work sizzle. “When you get it, you know it,” the artist says. Breza is a light-catcher. Whether the Santa Fe artist is depicting gondola scenes in Venice, lavender fields in France, or autumnal fire up at Santa Fe’s Aspen Vista, he goes for maximum glow. “Subject matter is second to the way that light falls on a subject,” he says.—BT Joseph Breza, Lotus Symphony in Violet, oil on canvas, 15 x 30" 74

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Lucinda Cobley, Between Space II, acrylic and pigments on plastic, 17 x 14 x .25"

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British painter Lucinda Cobley earned a postgraduate diploma in illustration from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (part of the University of Arts, London) and a bachelor’s in glass design from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke-on-Trent. The two areas of expertise fuse in her two current series, Between Space and (In)between Space, both of which play with light and color. In the former, she paints layers of geometric shapes on translucent drafting film with acrylic paint. “These simple geometries create viewing spaces to peer through the layered surfaces to what lies behind and between,” she says. In the latter, she pulverizes her own pigments from minerals such as alabaster and paints them between layers of sandblasted glass and mirror to transmit light. Gray Contemporary, in Houston, Texas—where she’s based—represents Cobley’s work; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston also acquired her paintings for its permanent collection.— AMB

Mark Horst, Injambakkam 33, oil on canvas, 24 x 36"

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Albuquerque painter Mark Horst took a meandering route to his art career. He earned a PhD in theology from Yale University and spent years working in neighborhood renewal in south Minneapolis. Study at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the New York Studio School led to his current trajectory. Inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Horst is drawn to scenes from everyday life. “Our private lives are so hidden here [in the U.S.]. It’s hard to find people going about normal life in a visible way,” he says. His travels to Mexico and India have led to portraits of a woman holding a child, women walking hand-in-hand, and of various individuals making connections. He first renders sharp, clear portrayals, then wipes the surface, destroying it in some way. “I always feel like a painting has to come to the point of disaster before it can really survive and have vitality to it. I try to be open to other energy and allow life to come into the painting, and that only happens when I give up some control,” he says. Canyon Road Contemporary Art, where he’s represented locally, hung 25 of his latest works over the summer.—AMB august/september 2015

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Joan Barber, On the Jetty (detail), oil on linen, 44 x 50"

selby fleetwood gallery joan barber Don’t look to reality when viewing Joan Barber’s figurative paintings and landscapes. They’re all about invention. “Currently, I’m interpreting the atmospherics of nature in a series of landscapes made, as is my figurative work, from my mind’s eye,” explains the artist, whose work is represented by Selby Fleetwood Gallery. An Oregonian awarded a full scholarship to attend the Museum Art School in Portland, Barber relished her studies with Louie Bunce, Michael Russo, and George Johanson. In her oil on linen paintings she has developed a unique way of painting figures, often young women, clothed in amusing outfits and facing life head-on with tenacity. She describes them as, “vulnerable, but gritty exotics. I’m alive in the world, everything excites me, and I paint it all,” she says.—EVC

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Matt Neuman, Hocus Opus, laminated monotype, 68 x 68"

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Matt Neuman Brooklyn-based artist Matt Neuman’s abstract geometric paintings burst with the visual synergy of circle meeting square. Repeatedly. Neuman offers seemingly endless combinations of colorful circular forms in a gridded geometry, playing with surface, building tension and skewing angles. This is not your Jasper Johns or Victor Vasarely, although it might be your collection of old LPs, in dizzying array. Neuman defines color as his focus. He combines painting and building techniques to craft these visually hypnotic works with a strong materiality and sculptural presence. And then he throws printmaking into the mix. “I try to always listen to my materials to identify their most natural tendency, and then construct a set of conditions where the materials can act freely.” The resulting works shimmer and hum.—BT

William Metcalf, Mindspace #45, acrylic on Alupanel, 30 x 54"

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In his pursuit of creating “satisfying” art, painter/sculptor William Metcalf never stands still. “As an artist, my duty is to confront challenges, explore possibilities, and satisfy myself. As a professional, my duty is to produce a legitimate body of work, made to the best of my ability that, in each stage, comes to a satisfying conclusion,” he states. The established Santa Fe artist has explored figuration, abstract expressionism, found-object assemblage, and monochromism. “In the beginning, the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to innovate. Could I do something different with painting?” His gesso works, deceptively simple polished gems of pure, luminous color, and the recent polyester fabric constructions and folded Alupanel works blurring the distinction between sculptural and painted object, are definitely something “different with painting,” something beautiful, ethereal.—BT august/september 2015

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patina gallery petra class Petra Class is in love with color and gemstones. “Lately, I have been piling them on wide excessive bracelets or big candelabra earrings, letting the color softly change from light blue to dark purple or all through the rainbow, other times restricting it to shades of white and gray, but playing with the sparkle of a faceted clean diamond next to a white rough diamond,” she says. Class, whose work is featured at Patina Gallery, has found that certain themes seem to recur in her wearable jewelry. Elements are often arranged in a similar rhythmical way, and forms and colors are repeated. She’s interested in communicating a certain mood or attitude toward life in her work. “I am endlessly fascinated with gemstones,” she adds. “One can almost paint with these stones.”—EVC

Acosta-Strong FINE ART Evelyne Boren Evelyne Boren’s exuberant landscapes and tableaux feel like works of such abandon that it’s hard to believe they result from careful planning and a systematic approach to composition, color, and light. Boren admits she coaxes the viewer’s eye through strategic placement. She thrives in both watercolor and oils: “Each has helped me with the other. My oils are loose because of the watercolors, and my watercolors are strong because of oils.” Lately, she enjoys the vibrant energy of palette knife painting. Both illustrative and impressionistic in style, her current work reflects a travel-rich life. We see lively reimagined landscapes and gardens in Santa Fe, Tuscany, Provence, and Mexico. The Munich native calls Santa Fe and Sayulita, Mexico, home and says she travels regularly, to keep her eyes and inspiration fresh.—BT Evelyne Boren, Jacarandas in Bloom on Paseo de la Reforma, oil on canvas, 36 x 40"


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photographs by Gabriella Marks At a time when social media has made the forging of virtual relationships easier than ever, two local artists—Heidi Loewen and Roseta Santiago—are creating face-to-face connections with their collectors by hosting intimate, at-home dinners. Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School is already unique for combining a work, retail, and educational space in one location, and Loewen’s highly interactive business model has always been based on personal relationships. When a client buys a piece above a certain price threshold, she offers them pottery lessons. (“Most take me up on it,” she says.) And recently she’s been suggesting that those who commission a sculpture take an active role in its customization. Loewen invites them to the studio to do the “slicing and the cutting and the curling” of clay themselves, and,” she says, “they have a blast.” It was only natural that several years ago she took the next step: having collectors to dinner. “I love to cook, and I love to create,” she says. “When I invite people, I tell them to bring their strong elbow.” Just as she encourages studio participation, Loewen puts guests to work in the kitchen cutting, chopping, and stirring. “Clients are very comfortable inviting me to their homes for commissions,” she says. “I love inviting them to my house so they can see what makes me tick. They learn about me, but more importantly I learn about them.”

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Porcelain artist and gallery owner Heidi Loewen leads lively discussion at a meet-the-artist dinner at her home.


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“Clients are very comfortable inviting me to their homes for commissions,” Heidi Loewen says. “I love inviting them to my house so they can see what makes me tick. They learn about me, but more importantly I learn about them.”


Roseta Santiago is a relative newcomer to the practice. At the February 2015 Sweetheart Auction for Blue Rain Gallery (which shows her work), owner Leroy Garcia urged Santiago to donate dinner for four at her home/ studio in lieu of a painting. “I had Brian Lenius, who owns Canyon Vista Cooking, put together a dinner,” she says. “I was joking and I said, ‘Well, maybe we should do Chinese takeout, because that’s what I might have if I’m working.’ We had hors d’oeuvres in the studio, where I described my work. For entrees, out came plates with little Chinese takeout boxes.” Santiago is clear that collectors don’t visit to make purchases. “They’re here to become more familiar with the artist and what makes them tick.” As a collector herself, she relates to objects in a very personal way, getting to know the makers through their work, and she appreciates the chance to share herself in a more immediate fashion. “Once somebody meets the artist, it’s different,” she says. “That’s the level of relationship I’m trying to build.”

Guests enjoy wine and conversation with painter Roseta Santiago (on left) in Santiago’s garden prior to retiring indoors for an intimate dinner.


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A collector herself, Roseta Santiago relates to objects in a very personal way, getting to know the makers through their work, and she appreciates the chance to share herself in a more immediate fashion. “Once somebody meets the artist, it’s different,” she says. “That’s the level of relationship I’m trying to build.”



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Art of Enchantment: Kim Wiggins Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace, August 21–September 4, reception August 21, 5–7:30 pm

Kim Wiggins’s heart and soul are rooted in the Southwest. Some of his work focuses on New Mexico’s fascinating and colorful history, while other paintings honor the wildlife that defines the West. Wiggins uses a technique of distortion and a palette of bright colors to communicate his feelings about the landscape and its inhabitants. Though a resident of Southern New Mexico, he often paints the northern part of the state.—Emily Van Cleve

Kim Wiggins, Fiestas de Santa Fe, oil on canvas, 48 x 48"


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Don Redman put t i ng m ett le to m et a l by Cr i s t i na Ol ds p hoto g rap h s by St ep h e n L a ng

With his large-scale sculptures, Don Redman, winner of the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, strives to engage and inspire the viewer. After 30 years of working with kinetic sculpture, Redman now focuses on making static components mimic kinetic energy. “I wanted [the sculptures] to still be kinetic, so I’m using the elements of light and water to create movement onto mosaic glass tile. Sunlight penetrates through the stencils and casts shadows that refract onto the water and tile, creating different effects throughout the year,” he says. Redman works with a variety of material—stainless steel, paper, Corten, wood, glass—depending on the concept. The sculptor trained to make objects that last three tmes his lifetime, he says, “because it proves the master of the collaboration between artist and his medium.” Don Redman,

After 40 years of trial and error, Don Redman now feels as if he’s following his work into an expansive evolution that naturally grows by building a sculpture piece by piece.

Grinding each of the 90 pieces is part of Redman’s refinement and customization process to ensure that each component works.

Changes are often made between the maquette (model) phase and the final phase (above).

A maquette is the three-dimensional sketch of any monumental site-specific piece that gives the artist a semblance of balance and scale for the larger work.

Earlier works hanging in Redman’s studio represent his exploration with wind and kinetic energy.

After 12 months producing components, Redman assembles a full-scale, marine-grade stainless steel sculpture at his studio in Santa Fe. This piece is 12 feet tall and weighs two tons.


Sean Wimberly inspire d by nat ure by Cri sti na Old s

The artist in his east mountains studio in front of Chamisa Canyon, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"

photo graph s by Steph e n L a ng

Sean Wimberly can often be found strolling the tree-lined trails near his Albuquerque home. “I like to paint a more intimate view of New Mexico landscapes,” he says, “such as walking down a colorful pathway through an aspen forest, wondering what lies around the bend, or looking through a shady, partially open Santa Fe gate and into the garden beyond.” The self-taught acrylic artist developed his impressionistic style of laying thick strokes of color on canvas with a palette knife after years of trial and error; today his work can be found in the New Mexico State Fair permanent collection, and as prints for the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Weems Artfest. In Santa Fe, he’s represented by Bill Hester Fine Art, where he’s pictured (opposite, top) painting en plein air as part of last year’s Paint Out event. Bill Hester Fine Art,

Wimberly works full-time as an engineer for the water authority in Albuquerque and paints in the evenings and on weekends.

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Wimberly painting Golden Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24".

“I like to paint a more intimate view of New Mexico landscapes,” says Sean Wimberly.

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body language

Martin Spei puts serious muscle into his archetypal figures by Am y G r o s s p hoto g rap h s by St eph e n L a ng

MARTIN SPEI ISN’T ONE to wax sentimental about his hometown of Detroit, but the fact that he hails from “a town that makes things” is certainly not lost on the sculptor, whose own hands create figures in bronze, steel, cast iron, and a host of nontraditional media. And he has to credit the Detroit Institute of Arts with kick-starting, at an early age, his lifelong fascination with art; a Diego Rivera mural at the museum blew his mind, though perhaps not as much as the realization, some 30 years later, that his own figures have much in common with Rivera’s WPA-era characters. “Rivera’s characters had those thick arms and fingers and hands, and there was something solid about them,” says Spei, whose own figures tend to be broad-shouldered and heavy-set, suited (but barefoot), and bald—“like the 1970s big-time wrestlers. These are guys who could pick something up and throw each other around on the floor.” Hunched determinedly forward, each figure appears to have a purpose. Some smile blithely or grin; others frown or seem to be lost in thought. “Most of my pieces are about doing tasks—the tasks we do in life,” Spei says. Hence the suits. “Suits are kind of like the modern apron; if you’re wearing a suit, you’re going to a job, a funeral, or a wedding.” Hair and shoes are fashion statements, he explains. “My characters need to be bald so you’re not distracted by the hair. And shoes bring in a certain socioeconomic reality that I don’t want to make a part of the piece. Should they be wingtips, loafers, tennis shoes?” Spei taught himself the classical way of modeling clay, making a mold, and casting. But his process can go in any direction. “I work in a lot of different materials, and I’m excited by different materials—resins, rubber, aluminum, bronze, steel, cast iron,” he says. “I get an idea, and then I find a material that suits it.” He’s currently experimenting with casting figures in resin and using a material called Aerblock (a green building material) for his bases. Spei, whose work is represented by Blue Rain Gallery, creates in his southside Santa Fe studio where, with caffeinated assistance from a classic 1979 La Pavoni espresso machine, he is able to indulge his artistic whims: “I have the luxury of going back and forth between different pieces and different realities.” Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln, 88

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Left: Sculptor Martin Spei creates expressive figures in a variety of media in his Santa Fe Studio. Below: A maquette for a sitespecific installation called NedE (Eden spelled backward), a jigsaw figure placed in planters that’s designed to be taken over by indigenous plant growth.

“My archetypal body type is like the 1970s big-time wrestlers,” says Martin Spei. “These were guys who could pick something up and throw each other around on the floor.”

A group of heavy, muscular figures moves ponderously yet purposefully to their next tasks. “My pieces are about having things and doing things, whether we need to or not,” says their creator.


ORCHID TREE PARK & GALLERY ROUND TOP, TEXAS Hangin’ by a Rope Pastel on pastelbord, 30 x 24"

“Body language and body types—these are my words. This is how I put together these short stories,” says Spei.


“All Things Texas” Show Featuring Artists: PATSY LINDAMOOD and ALICIA “LU” TEGG

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Essence of Taos Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

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An Invitational Sculpture Exhibition Featuring Works by Celebrated Santa Fe Artists


Artists: Kevin Box, Bill Barrett, Doug Coffin, David DeStafeno, Tammy Garcia, Phillip Haozous, Allan Houser, Estella Loretto, Frank Morbillo, Arlo Namingha, Dan Namingha, Michael Naranjo, Bill Prokopiof, David Pearson, Gilbert Romero and Roxanne Swentzell

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Fading Memories an intimate look at New Mexico’s role in the Civil War by Eve Tolpa

Union Army, Provost Guard of the 107th Colored Infantry at Fort Corcoran, from the series The Civil War (Courtesy of the Library of Congress). Left: Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat (Courtesy of the Library of Congress).

The exhibition SPACE at the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery for Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War is a mere 500 square feet, and the show’s three curators—19th- and 20th-Century Southwest Collections Curator Meredith Davidson, Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek, and Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech—are well aware of the irony of covering such a big and important topic in such a small area. Though it doesn’t loom as large in the collective memory here as it does in the East, the Civil War is a crucial part of New Mexico’s history. “The Battle of Glorieta is often called the Gettysburg of the West,” says Leech, noting that it was the greatest advance of the Confederate Army into the area, and the resulting Union defeat prevented further movement of troops into Colorado and California. Yet despite the state’s pivotal role, this exhibition isn’t concerned with a straightforward recounting of events. Instead the focus is thematic, delving into issues of memory and relationship through explorations of personal artifacts like daguerreotypes, popular publications, and a handmade 34-star flag created by Colorado women for that state’s infantry. “Each generation has interpreted the Civil War in their own image with their own technology and with what made sense to people,” Leech says. Fittingly, each curator takes a particular approach to the material, which provides visitors with points of departure for examining history themselves. “There are three separate curator statements,” says Davidson. Hers is entitled “Memory in the Time of War”; Kosharek’s is “Visual Life Lines”; and Leech’s is “War, Words, and Ink.”


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The resulting exhibit, Davidson says, is “really unique,” and the special events—nearly a dozen of them—offered in conjunction with other local organizations are unique as well. Two highlights: On October 4, historian John McCarthy discusses the weapons used during the Civil War, and on January 17, 2016, archaeologist Matthew Barbour and Pecos resident Kip Siler talk about the mass grave that was discovered in Glorieta in 1987. Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, through February 26, 2016, event prices vary, New Mexico History Museum, 133 Lincoln, 34-Star Union Flag, 1861 (Courtesy History Colorado); and Civil War–era sewing kit, ca. 1860s (New Mexico History Museum Collection).

Ben Nighthorse Campbell draw ing a r ti st ic inspirat ion f rom a well-live d lif e by G u s si e Faunt le roy

Painted Mesa Rock Art Bracelet, bronze, copper, and German silver inlaid into sterling silver with handstippled rock art designs.

Long gone are the days when Ben Nighthorse Campbell laid quarters on railroad tracks and then, after the last train car rumbled past, picked up the flattened silver to use in making jewelry. “Southern Pacific helped me out a lot,” he says, smiling. These days, the award-winning Northern Cheyenne jewelry artist and former U.S. Senator incorporates fine sterling silver, 18-karat gold, and high-quality precious and semiprecious stones—including turquoise, lapis, sugilite, and coral—in his adornments. But he hasn’t forgotten his roots.



California he excelled at judo, earning the U.S. National title three years in a row and a gold medal in the Pan American Games. He captained the U.S. Olympic judo team at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Japan, although an injury prevented him from placing. During four years of living and training in Tokyo, he learned metal inlay techniques (some of which he still uses today) from a samurai swordmaker. His other significant field of accomplishment has been public service. Between 1987 and 2005, Nighthorse Campbell was a U.S. Representative and then a U.S. Senator from Colorado, authoring the bill to establish the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Today, in the studio on his southern Colorado ranch, the artist’s timeless creations emerge from such diverse sources of inspiration as visits to art museums around the world, dozens of art and jewelry books, horses and abundant wildlife on the ranch, and his fascination with ancient rock art. Nighthorse Campbell’s jewelry is in the collections of five American presidents and numerous celebrities, including Robert Redford and the late Paul Newman and Ray Charles. “Mick Jagger ordered a bracelet, but my son hand-delivered it, so I never met him,” he says, laughing. Then with a note of quiet satisfaction he adds, “When I’m home on the ranch, I’m just happy staying in my shop.” Ben Nighthorse Campbell, ongoing exhibition, reception August 20, 5–7:30 PM, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace,

“Mick Jagger ordered a bracelet, but my son hand-delivered it, so I never met him,”says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, laughing. Nighthorse Campbell credits his father with teaching him metalworking and jewelry-making techniques, beginning when Ben was 12. Deeper roots reach back to his father’s Northern Cheyenne tribe in Lame Deer, Montana, where the artist is a member of the Society of Chiefs. A lifelong love of land and animals of the West, especially horses, is reflected in many of his designs. During Santa Fe Indian Market week, bracelets, rings, pendants, necklaces, and earrings made with the distinctive Nighthorse style and quality will be featured in a solo show at Sorrel Sky Gallery. While jewelry-making has bookended a high-achieving life, Nighthorse Campbell also made his mark in other, very different realms. As a young man growing up in

Valley of The Gems Bracelet, 18-kt gold set with 126 diamonds, 7.68-ct all round brilliant cut, G/H, VS clarity, inlaid with Sleeping Beauty turquoise.

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Eight Million Stories in the Naked City a new show by Seattle-based painter Katie Metz captures her impressions of big-city living by Eve Tolpa

Katie Metz’s paintings have always reflected her surroundings. When she lived in Colorado, Metz captured the Rocky Mountain environment; since making her home in Seattle a decade ago, she’s turned her eye to the urban landscape. “Over the years, cityscapes seem to be a never-ending subject for me,” says the artist, who works out of her home studio on Capitol Hill, not far from downtown. Metz’s subject matter has evolved as her location has changed, and so too has her artistic medium. In Colorado, Metz was partial to oil; now she works in acrylic on birchwood panel. She also layers different colored gessoes beneath the paint and uses a razor to scratch away at the work surface. Applying varying pressure points reveals different colors. “I was looking all the time at the lights and the cars and the windows and the chaos, and I couldn’t figure out how to paint that,” she says. She eventually discovered that scratching straight down to the white gesso creates a different quality of light than the application of paint does. “This method emphasizes the geometry and hard edges of the buildings and roads,” she notes. “It adds a little structure.” Metz’s cityscapes reveal Seattle’s geography and architecture without being literal depictions. “I used to do plein air landscapes, and I’d like to do some in the city,” she says, but logistics and weather tend to intervene. Instead, she uses photographs as the basis for her compositions. “I’m taking them all the time,” she adds. “In my studio, I have pictures posted all over the walls.” With a background in graphic design, Metz says that when she was younger, she used to think of herself as an illustrator. Now, the fulltime artist says, “I definitely see myself as a painter. I kind of let go of everything I learned; I observed and simplified things.” As a result of that process, her approach to painting changes every year. “It gets simpler; it gets looser.” Eight Million Stories in the Naked City, September 4–20, reception September 4, 5–7 pm, GF Contemporary, 707 Canyon,

Light Deluge 3, acrylic on panel, 36 x 30"

“I definitely see myself as a painter. I kind of let go of everything I learned; I observed and simplified things,” says Katie Metz.

City 4, acrylic on panel, 38 x 14" 92

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by Emily Van Cleve

Cody Hooper: A Spiritual Awakening Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon, August 20–September 8, reception August 28, 5–7 pm Cody Hooper’s personal spiritual journey and recent artistic changes are revealed through his latest group of paintings. His intensely colored abstracts now have areas of white light emerging through them. “In my work I like to convey a feeling of hope in a dark place,” he says. “The light bursts through the darkness, showing the color and happiness of life.” Cody Hooper, Miracle in Time, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60"

Kathleen Doyle Cook: Intensity in Abstraction New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon, August 7–31, reception August 7, 5–7 pm Working primarily in acrylic and mixed media, Kathleen Doyle Cook incorporates layers of brushwork into her richly textured abstract paintings, which have been described as ‘sensory landscapes.’ A former resident of Boston who has called Santa Fe home since 2009, Cook is interested in “exploring the levels of awareness found in the spaces between a known image and its layers of possibilities,” she says.

Kathleen Doyle Cook, Return to Wisdom, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48"

Lost in Paradise: Kate Rivers The William&Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon September 4–October 2 Reception September 4, 5–7 pm Pattern, texture, and the messages communicated through texts and images are what interest collage artist Kate Rivers, who puts together fragments of maps and cancelled stamps with scraps of paper and parts from old books. Rivers says her work is “an investigation of memory, nostalgia, time, and space.” Some of her pieces look like birds’ nests, while other pieces are purely abstract.

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by Emily Van Cleve

Webster Artechnology: Aaron Webster Leonard Jones Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery, 614 Agua Fria, August 28–October 16 Reception August 28, 5–9 pm In the true spirit of a Renaissance man, Aaron Webster Leonard Jones does it all: jewelry, sculpture, blacksmithing, poetry, music, computer design, and more. For his show at Eye on the Mountain Gallery, Jones focuses on sculpture and jewelry inspired by metaphysical experiences and the natural world. Jones has designed and created permanent sculptures and art installations at Goddard College in Vermont.

Shonto Begay, Gratitude in the Cornfield #3, acrylic, 24 x 18"

The Marvin and Betty Rubin Collection of 20th-Century Native Arts Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon August 10–September 30 Reception August 10, 4–7 pm Some Native painters have forged their own artistic paths, preferring to adopt a more avant-garde style of creating work than a traditional one. Adobe Gallery celebrates these mavericks with a show of exciting new work by artists including Shonto Begay, Tony Abeyta, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kevin Red Star, Dan Namingha, Kee Bahee, and Joe Maktima.

Season of Color: Group Show Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado, August 21–September 21, reception August 21, 5–8 pm There are plenty of colorful works on display at Barbara Meikle Fine Art’s group show. Meikle’s vibrant paintings often feature horses, donkeys, and owls, although the artist also paints the magnificent landscape outside her front door in Tesuque. Acrylic paintings by Carla Spence and Robert Burt, glass by David Shanfeld, and ceramics by Randy O’Brien complement Meikle’s work. Barbara Meikle, Touching the Sky, oil on canvas, 48 x 24"

Free of Color: Group Exhibit Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon August 14–September 5 In a summer of exhibits filled with color, Tansey Contemporary’s group show of works are created with a limited color palette and feature new pieces from Santa Fe mixed-media artist Thomas Roth, as well as glass, porcelain, clay, paintings, and textiles by artists including Eunsuh Choi, Udo Noger, Lesley Richmond, Carol Coates, Clea Carlsen, Lewis Knauss, and Nuala O’Donovan.


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Aaron Webster Leonard Jones, Pyramid, mild steel and circuits, 24 x 24 x 20"

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan & Cheryl Ann Thomas Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia, July 24–September 5, reception July 24, 5–7 pm Tiny coils of clay are used to make the large-scale vessels created by ceramic artists Phyllis Kudder Sullivan and Cheryl Ann Thomas. Some of their delicate forms look like insects, cocoons, or bird nests. Sullivan weaves the clay in such a way that it’s difficult to tell where the form begins and ends. Thomas’s forms are very thin and collapse on themselves during the firing process.

Cheryl Ann Thomas, Hint, porcelain, 13 x 21 x 17"

Leonardo Drew: Prints Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta, August 7–October 3, reception August 7, 5–7 pm Leonardo Drew, who attended the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, showcases his latest body of work, made with cotton paper pulp and pigment, at Peters Projects. “The idea of using paper was one thing, but the actual end result seemed to be much, much more than that,” Drew says.

Leonardo Drew, 38 P, pigmented and transferred handmade paper, 86 x 90"

Peter Schmid, Cuff Bracelet, 24-kt gold and oxidized silver; tourmaline; red, brown, and champagne diamonds

Peter Schmid: The Couleurs of Zobel Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace, August 7–30, reception August 7, 5–7 pm This summer marks the 14th year that Patina Gallery hosts a show of jewelry by Peter Schmid. On display is Schmid’s most recent collection of pieces that combine platinum, gold, and oxidized silver with gems and rare stones. “The painterly quality of the surface textures, the free use of color, and the playful tension between strong geometric form and sensual organic line continue to inspire our collections,” says Schmid. august/september 2015

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Artist Reception Malouf on the Plaza, 61 Old Santa Fe Trl, reception August 20, 5–7 pm by Emily Van Cleve Many of the artists represented by Malouf on the Plaza will attend this special reception. Among them are Dian Malouf, who is known for bold silver and gold jewelry adorned with diamonds and semiprecious stones; Navajo jeweler Artie Yellowhorse, whose sterling silver pieces are often embellished with spiny oyster, lapis and amber; and Jennifer Kalled, a New Hampshire–based jewelry designer working with an array of colored stones.


Jennifer Kalled, Boulder Opal Bracelet, Mexican opal, apatite, tanzanite, and cognac zircon in 22-kt and 18-kt gold

Rodney Hatfield: Weirdly Colorful Characters Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon August 1–31 Decades’ worth of experience as a blues harmonica player has influenced Rodney Hatfield’s improvisational style of painting and the cast of characters (fiddlers, sorcerers and lovers) he paints. “I like to think of my paintings as sort of visual poems,” says Hatfield. “My paintings have been described as whimsical yet disturbing. I like the idea that they embrace both the light and the dark.” Rodney Hatfield, Coralee, oil, 20 x 16"

Charlotte Foust & Ted Gall Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon August 7–31, reception August 7, 5–7 pm Hunter Kirkland Contemporary has paired painter Charlotte Foust and sculptor Ted Gall in a show, because both artists have a playful and experimental approach to their work. The process is what’s important to Foust, who creates her abstract mixed-media paintings with no plan in mind. Gall’s whimsical sculptures in bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel put familiar images in unexpected combinations and contexts. Ted Gall, Grand House of Wisdom, bronze, 30 x 40 x 17"


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Margarete Bagshaw Moving forward... a book,

“Woman Made of Fire” all of Margarete’s paintings from 2009 - 2014


Jennifer Laing jewellry designs from Margarete’s imagery: earings, belt buckles, pendants, necklaces, pins, bracelets and more

and bronzes

from Margarete’s clay work & paintings

Golden Dawn Gallery

201 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-988-2024

“Spirit Lines”

Helen Hardin - Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh (1943 - 1984)

The entire set of all of her 23 copper plate etchings - completed between 1980 - 1984

This never before seen exibit will show at Golden Dawn Gallery until August 30, 2015. Do not miss this opportunity to view what is likely the most significant “single artist” show of Native art ever assembled! All 23 #1’s on loan from “HH #1’s LLC” - A Nevada Corporation

Golden Dawn Gallery

201 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-988-2024

Bette Ridgeway Au Revoir Mon Ami, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 68"

Pablo Milan Red River Reflections, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72"

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Vanishing Series XXII, oil on canvas, 16 x 20”

MEI Gallery would like to congratulate Del Curfman for being chosen as the 2015 Design Fellow for SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market. We will host a exhibition of new works by Del Curfmann in the gallery Friday August 21, 5 to 9 pm Emerging and established contemporary Native art including Del Curfman, Upton Ethelbah, Mary Irene, Sheridan MacKnight, Andersen Kee, Patrick Dean Hubbell, Sheldon Harvey, Gilmore Scott and Robert Orduño. 662 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 • (505) 780-5476


Arlene LaDell Hayes Star Traveler Crow 60 x48 Acrylic

Mick Doellinger Old Lonesome 17 x 25 x10 Ed. 30 Bronze

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727



SANTA FE OPEN STUDIO AND PREVIEW: FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 12-6 Join New Mexico’s two most highly acclaimed, award-winning jewelers for this unique opportunity. Call or Email for details: 505 820-1730 or Robin Waynee will also be at the Santa Fe Indian Market – Aug 22-23: Booth 250-PAL-N




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Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial August 5-9, 2015 A Tradition Since 1921

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D a n i e l Wo r c e s t e r American Indian Bladesmith

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Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning on Museum Hill • 505.476.1250 •

Museum of International Folk Art The Red That Colored The World on Museum Hill • 505.476.1200 •

New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors Adobe Summer on the Plaza • 505.476.5100 •

New Mexico Museum 0f Art Colors of the Southwest on the Plaza • 505.476.5072 •

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LOT 101, EANGER IRVING COUSE (1866–1936) Spearing the Fish, ca. 1932, SOLD: $150,000

LOT 121, CARL RUNGIUS (1869–1959) Pack Horses on a Trail, ca. 1920, SOLD: $285,000

LOT 66, WILLARD NASH (1898–1942) Santa Fe Landscape, ca. 1930, SOLD: $120,000

LOT 88, Peter Hurd (1904–1984) The Fence Builders, 1954, SOLD: $60,000



LOT 128, FREDERIC REMINGTON (1861–1909) The Cheyenne, 1910, SOLD: $170,000

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Meet legendary Crow artist Kevin Red Star after his European tour, Reception- Friday August 21 5-7pm

Kevin Red Star, Dancers (Kevin Red Star’s Brothers), acrylic on canvas, 84 x 72”

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contents 30 Up Front

Zia pride in jewelry form; In Search of Nampeyo; new exhibits at the Poeh Cultural Center and Tower Gallery

33 Museum Spotlight Native American art exhibitions at top regional and national museums

48 Artist Portraits Liz Wallace, Chris Eyre, Tony Abeyta, and others; a tribute to Margarete Bagshaw

60 Native Arts Showcase Spotlight on local artists

66 Auction Houses The top houses for serious international collectors of Native American artwork

68 Exhibits 72 Day Trip Pecos National Historical Park


Nocona Burgess prepares for a show about his great-great grandfather, Comanche Chief Quanah Parker.


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ON THE COVER Margarete Bagshaw, Clear Water Horizon, oil on panel, 20 x 16". See page 152 for a retrospective on the life of one of Santa Fe’s most beloved painters.

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Zia pride t h e s t ate s ym bol ma k e s for g re at je welr y by Whitney Spivey Six years ago, Gregory Segura was working at a state legislative session, where he noticed many people were wearing cheap lapel pins. “I thought ‘I’m a silversmith, I will make my own,’” he remembers. “I went home that night and made a Zia pin with a turquoise center in my garage. The next day, people started asking where I got my pin.” So Segura started making—and selling—more pins. “Then senators like Tim Keller (now our state auditor) bought some and gifted one to U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich,” Segura says. “Suddenly, I had a whole new line of Zia jewelry.” In his Santa Fe Silverworks studio on Second Street, Segura now creates pendants, pins, cuff links, rings, bolo ties, shirt studs, cuffs, and earrings which he sells at Ortega’s on the Plaza. And although he finds it difficult to keep Ortega’s stocked, it’s customers in other parts of the country who keep him the busiest. “Only about one in 20 Zia items is sent to a New

Mexico address,” he says, noting that many people have ties to the Land of Enchantment, either from living here at one point or falling in love with the state during a visit. Not to mention that the Zia itself is a strong symbol “with lots of meaning for such a simple design,” Segura adds. “I have sent them all over the world.” Segura’s most popular item is the unisex Zia pendant, which can be worn long or short on a chain or leather cord. “Last year, I believe I sold somewhere around 100 pendants and about a total of 350 or so Zia pieces,” he says. “I try to keep them affordable.” Segura says he can make Zia jewelry relatively quickly at this point in his career. “It’s not difficult to make a Zia because it is a simple design, but I never work on just one piece at a time,” he explains. “What is difficult is coming up with a new design every year because people at the legislative session expect one.” Santa Fe Silverworks,

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Many of Segura’s contemporary Zia symbol rings (left) and pendants (below) feature a center piece of turquoise, which is the state stone of New Mexico. But if turquoise isn’t your thing, he also makes pieces with onyx, lapis, denim lapis, or malachite stones.

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a new look at Nampeyo

BOOKS What do the early works of a master artist look like? That’s what Steve Elmore—himself an artist—wanted to know about Hopi potter Nampeyo. After 25 years of research, his findings have been published in his new book, In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1875–1892. “When I first began oil painting, Nampeyo was my mentor, and I wrote the book to honor her,” Elmore says. The 220-page coffee-table book examines Nampeyo’s early life and work, focusing specifically on a body of previously unattributed ceramics collected by trader Thomas Keam between 1875 and 1892. Now housed in the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, the works are the earliest known collection of Hopi pottery assembled by someone who knew Nampeyo personally. By studying Keam’s collection, primary sources, and photographic evidence, Elmore is able to provide a complete account of Nampeyo’s career, including her place in and contributions to the history of modern art.. Since its publication in December 2014, “In Search of Nampeyo has received a very positive response so far,” according to Lily Carbone, assistant gallery director for Steve Elmore Indian Art. “The book recently won a silver medal IPPY award from the Independent Book Publishers Association—very exciting!”—Whitney Spivey In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1875–1892, $50 (paperback), $100 (hardcover); Steve Elmore Indian Art, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Ste M, Yellowware open bowl attributed to Nampeyo, ca. 1900.

The Zia symbol has roots in Zia Pueblo, whose people consider the sun sacred. Not only is the symbol reminiscent of that ball of fire high in the sky, but its four clusters of four rays are also significant, as that number is sacred as well (there are four points on a compass, four seasons of the year, four periods of the day, four seasons of life, four sacred obligations in life—you get the idea). The circle—or in Segura’s case, a stone—binds those elements of four together and represents the circle of life. Who wouldn’t want to wear such a meaningful symbol around their neck? 30

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Left: Shawn Tafoya’s (Santa Clara/Pueblo of Pojoaque), Wall Hanging Back Piece, part of Poeh Cultural Center’s Paths of Beauty exhibit, is designed to be a backdrop for the display of Pueblo officials’ canes.

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For over two decades, the Poeh Cultural Center and Museum in Pojoaque has stood both literally and figuratively at the crossroads of Pueblo life. It’s a position that’s as much evidenced by its location relative to other Northern New Mexico Pueblo communities as by its dedication to traditional and contemporary Pueblo art and artists. Beginning August 20, that latter dichotomy will be explored fully in two imaginative exhibits: the museum’s Paths of Beauty and the adjoining Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery’s The Games We Play. The intricate embroidery of two accomplished Pueblo artists, Shawn Tafoya of Santa Clara Pueblo and Isabel Gonzales of the Pueblo of Jimenez (Walatowa), will be on display at Paths of Beauty, scheduled to run through the fall. Embroidery is one of the most enduring and visible Pueblo traditions— the spectacle of Feast Day dancers in carefully crafted manta dresses and kilts moving in unison is not soon forgotten—yet it’s one that fewer and fewer artists pursue these days. Still, its importance remains as vital as ever. As Poeh Cultural Center and Museum Director Phil Karshis explains, “The stitch literally holds the culture together.” Opening concurrently at the atmospheric Tower Gallery, The Games We Play will feature vertical metal game boards with contemporary thematic works by renowned Native American artists such as Roxanne Swentzell, Tony Abeyta, and Rose B. Simpson.—Steven Horak Poeh Cultural Center and Museum,, Tower Gallery,, 78 Cities of Gold Rd

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Leading the world in Native arts, Santa Fe is a magnet for all aspects of creativity. Native Arts celebrates artists, gallerists, collectors, and guests with these images. Do you recognize anyone?

Heard Museum

Time Exposures picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century While researching land claims, Dr. Henry Walt, a consulting anthropologist, and Valentino Jaramillo, an elder of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, unearthed more than 2,500 photographs from various archives around the country. A selection of these photos constitutes Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century, a new exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. But are these photos an accurate representation of the Isleta Pueblo during that time? An analysis of the photos’ ideas and values is a central theme of the Time Exposure story. “It’s hard to say,” says Walt, a curator of the exhibit. “Many are images that were taken by East Coast photographers trying to sell pictures. They would stay for a day and leave.” Walt cites 35 images of women dressed in traditional ceremonial clothing yet holding pots on their heads—an inconsistency comparable to a modern-day woman dressed in a formal gown to clean the kitchen. Other images, notably those by journalist and Native American rights

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Group portrait at Isleta. Charles Lummis, photographer. Not Dated. Courtesy of the Autry National Center/Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.

Spring footraces. Charles Lummis, photographer. April 19, 1896. Courtesy of the Autry National Center/Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.

activist Charles Fletcher Lummis, were more helpful in describing Isleta Pueblo life of the 19th century, and how the arrival of the Americans disrupted their way of life. Lummis, who lived in the Pueblo for several years, chronicled annual economic events, such as the spring opening of the irrigation ditch and the fall harvest, as well as religious events. Regardless of the strengths or failings of the collection, these images have helped the Isleta Pueblo define its history. “The photos still mean a great deal to the Pueblo. In a way, they are a family history,” says Walt. Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century is the Heard Museum’s first major traveling exhibit curated and organized by a Native American community; the text, interactive elements, and recordings feature members of the Pueblo. It will be on display through September 27. The Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona, santa fean

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Ambrosio Abeita (hand tinted). A.Z. Shindler, photographer. 1868. Courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. 34



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The Autry National Center of the American West

Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery

by Donna Schillinger

Pueblo pots shaped in part by changing cultures


Right: Storyteller doll, Seferina Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), ca. 1990s. Gift of Terry and Ben Hayes.

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Polychrome earthenware owl, Zuni Pueblo, ca. 1920–1924. Gift of Mr. Fred K. Hinchman.

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A DRAMATIC TRANFORMATION IN Pueblo pottery took place following Spanish colonization in the 16th century, and a free, ongoing exhibit, Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery, at the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, a collection of The Autry National Center of the American West, showcases 100 pieces of rare ceramics that exemplify that transformation. The Pueblo people, who today speak six languages and occupy 30 villages in the Southwestern United States, have incorporated influences from friends, enemies, and trading partners into their artistic production throughout more than 400 years of history. At the time of the Spanish encounter, Pueblo artisans were already making excellent pottery, such as ollas (water jars), with simple decoration distinct to each village. Contact with the Spanish and their ceremonies pushed Puebloans into making pottery for uses that were new to them—items such as candlesticks, dough bowls, and baptismal fonts. The completion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1880 was the impetus for another wave of innovation. “The railroad cemented the American Southwest as a popular tourist destination, and flocks of tourists began visiting the Pueblos,” explains Paige Bardolph, associate curator for The Autry. “They were eager to catch a glimpse of the romantic notion of Native North America, marketed and perpetuated by the railroad. Tourists desired souvenirs, which prompted the production of new pottery styles such as ceramic baskets and ashtrays.” Figurative pottery such as Tesuque rain gods and storyteller figurines also grew in popularity for this purpose. Bardolph says modern metal containers and cooking utensils eventually began to replace utilitarian pottery in the Pueblo tradition, leading to a decline in the production of larger vessels. Organized by Pueblo language groups, Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery includes pieces by such well-known potters as Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo); Nampeyo (Hopi); Gladys Paquin (Laguna Pueblo); and Juan Cruz Roybal and Tonita Peña Roybal (San Ildefonso). This exhibit is located at the Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus of The Autry. The Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles,

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Contact with the Spanish and their ceremonies pushed the Puebloans into making pottery for uses that were new to them—items such as candlesticks, dough bowls, and baptismal fonts.

Spirit of Springs • 17”x22.5” • Mixed Media/Antique Ledger Paper

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Above: Polychrome bowl, Nampeyo or Annie Nampeyo (Hopi), ca. 1901. Right: Polychrome storage jar, Tesuque Pueblo, ca. 1870–1880. Anonymous gift.

Scouts Along the Prairie • 20”x24” • Oil on Board

Polychrome canteen, Zuni Pueblo, ca. 1860–1880. Anonymous gift.

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Booth Western Art Museum

Native Hands by Ashley M. Biggers Although it has been part of the Booth Western Art Museum’s permanent collection for several years, the Native Hands exhibition recently received a curatorial revitalization. Now grouped by geographic region, the 200-piece-strong collection of artifacts is better than ever. The 120,000-square-foot Booth Museum houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country; however, initially it didn’t include any artifacts. Historian and Director of Special Projects Jim Dunham encouraged the museum to rethink this approach. “People like ‘stuff,’” he says. “They can relate to a pair of spurs or moccasins in a way that they can’t relate to an oil painting.” The success of a 2007 temporary exhibit, Beautiful Utility: Decorated Objects of Cowboys and Indian Culture, shifted the museum’s thinking about the importance—and aesthetic value—of historical objects. “The board realized artifacts are works of art. We’re not a history museum, but these are works of art, and they belong here,” says Dunham, whose team set to work creating a permanent exhibition. His assumption was they would have to go farther afield than Georgia, where the Booth is located; however, the collections in the greater Atlanta area were deep and expansive. Much to his own astonishment, his team was able to draw from a dozen collections—including his own— within 100 miles of the museum in order to build the exhibit. “When we picked up the things from one collector’s house, it was like taking your hand out of a cup of water. We didn’t even put a dent in his collection,”

Right: Clockwise from top left: Crow beaded horserump drape; Sioux golden eagle feather headdress with buffalo horns; Crow bridle ornament; Northern Plains beaded knife sheath; Sioux club; Crow doll; fully beaded Sioux moccasins; Northern Plains beaded child’s vest.


artifacts now grouped by geographic regions in this permanent exhibit

Top row, left to right: Winnebago finger weaving belt and garters; Chippewa beaded vest;, Chippewa beaded bandolier bags. Bottom row: Great Lakes princess headband; porcupine hair and deer tail hair roach; pheasant feather fan with peyote gourd stitched handle; ribbon work cloth apron.

Pieces from private collectors form the basis of the Native Hands permanent exhibit at the Booth Western Art Museum. Items on display include, among other things, a Santa Domingo dough bowl; a red Santa Clara jar by Margaret Tafoya; Navajo turquoise and silver squash blossom necklaces; Zuni and Acoma pottery owls; Hopi carvings; and pottery by Santa Clara, Zia, Hopi, and Acoma Pueblos.

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he says. The items exhibited are now on permanent loan from these benefactors. In the new approach, Native Hands begins with a map of Native tribes’ historical geographic locations prior to first European contact. Of course, many of the tribes were nomadic, so their home territories are generally represented. The artifact cases follow these geographic lines, beginning with the Inuit tribes and stretching across the continent to the East Coast of the U.S., including tribes such as the Seminole. The Inuit artifacts represent another bookend: a pre-Columbian stone carving from one village is the oldest item in the collection. More recent items include beaded fans and rattles from the 1960s. Native Hands’s beadwork collection is especially strong. The artifacts include an exquisite Kiowa cradleboard and a half-dozen bandolier bags beaded by members of the Ojibwe and Chippewa tribes. Items from the Northwest Coast are also standouts, including a turban-like headdress made of ermine skins, decorated with feathers and shells, with a train of ermine tails. Thanks to Booth’s pairing of historical artifacts and modern Western art, visitors can see connections between the two. Dunham points to a modernday painting by Martin Grelle, a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America, that recently hung at the museum. Set in the 1870s, the painting depicts Crow trackers examining a trail and wearing clothing similar to that on display in the historical galleries. Visitors looking for more information on the artifacts should attend the guided Highlights Tour, offered daily at 1:30 PM, and Art for Lunch talks on the first Wednesday of each month. Dunham often presents these lectures and focuses on themes relevant to Native Hands. Booth Museum, 501 Museum Dr, Cartersville, Georgia,

The beadwork in Native Hands is quite strong, including items such as (shown here) Cheyenne beaded moccasins; a beaded Crow lance case; Sioux beaded tipi possible bags; and Northern Plains beaded women’s leggings.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

creative conversation

by Cristina Olds

Eiteljorg fellowship showcases five contemporary Native artists Indianapolis’s Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art considers its renowned collection of contemporary Native art one of its greatest accomplishments. Since 1999, the biennial Eiteljorg fellowship program honors five Native American artists with a $25,000 unrestricted grant and a juried group exhibition of their works. The museum purchases some of the fellowship artists’ pieces for its permanent collection, resulting in an impressive 200 works of contemporary art by more than 40 of the world’s leading artists. Opening November 14, Conversations: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2015 will feature installations by Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee); sculptures and installations by Brenda Mallory (Cherokee); sculptures by Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee); sculptures and installations by Da-ka-xeen Mehner (Tlingit); and paintings by invited artist Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui). “The theme of the exhibit grows from the common threads we find between the five selected fellowship artists,” says Ashley Holland, Eiteljorg Assistant Curator

Da-ka-xeen Mehner (Tlingit), Call and Respond 1 & 2, 2014, wood, rawhide, with video projection, 20 x 20 x 8" (each). Collection Eiteljorg Museum.

Common threads found between the five selected fellowship artists and a piece by Mario Martinez called The Conversation determined the exhibit’s theme, says AshleyHolland, assistant curator of contemporary art.

Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Oklahoma), Retracing the Trace, 2011–2015, cord, ink, pastel, dimensions variable. Collection Eiteljorg Museum. 40

Above: Mario Martinez (Pasqua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona), The Conversation, 2004, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 84 x 132". Collection Eiteljorg Museum.


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Right: Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/ Cherokee), Belonging, bronze and geode, 9.5 x 10 x 6". Collection Eiteljorg Museum.

Above: Luzene Hill, Retracing the Trace. Left: Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation) Undulations—Red, 2012, waxed cloth, nuts, bolts, welded steel, 48 x 80 x 7". Collection Eiteljorg Museum.

of Contemporary Art. “This year’s theme is based on a piece [called The Conversation] by Mario Martinez that centers around his being a Yaqui man living in New York City and traveling to Arizona, and how those different identities work together.” Scholarly articles analyzing each artist’s contribution in the exhibit will be published in a catalog alongside in-depth essays about the artists. The permanent collection of Native American art at the Eiteljorg includes a gallery called Mihtohseenionki, which means “the people’s place” in the Miami language. Visitors will find displays illustrating the history and culture of the local Indiana tribes, including the Potawatomi, Delaware, Kickapoo, and more, as well as a wide range of art and objects from tribes spanning the continent from Canada to Mexico. The museum’s vast holdings originated with the personal collection of its founder, Harrison Eiteljorg, and the Museum of Indian Heritage in Eagle Creek Park, Indiana. Including everyday functional objects such as clothes, baskets, and weapons to cultural and traditional carvings, sculpture, and jewelry, the Eiteljorg houses noteworthy collections of Southwestern art, Navajo saddle blankets, and katsina carvings. Every June, the Eiteljorg Museum hosts the Indian Market and Festival for a weekend of live music and storytelling, cooking demonstrations, traditional foods, community art activities and fine art exhibitions; and in December, a Winter Market is held. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 W Washington, Indianapolis, Indiana,

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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Courage and Compassion:

by Dorothy E. Noe

Native Women Sculpting Women

a sisterhood of sculptors at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and depict the various phases of women’s lives. Self-taught artist Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman (MandanHidatsa-Arikara) works with metal, recycled materials, and stone. Her seven-foot-tall sculpture of a shawl dancer, Dancing to the Heartbeat of my Ancestors, captures an unbridled feeling of joy, while Standing Strong, with my Feet Rooted to Mother Earth depicts the strength and resilience of Native women. Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) comes from a long line of formidable women, yet she notes that she struggled as a single mother to recapture the artistic voice she had cultivated as a teenager. Her daughter, artist Rose B. Simpson, says that she feels blessed to continue the “next chapter of ‘who we are’” because of “those who came before” her. For this show the two artists collaborated on a piece called Grace Adorned, which is loosely inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe. Swentzell made the ceramic sculpture, and Simpson dressed and decorated it. Swentzell also displays a clay sculpture called Child, which depicts a mother presenting her child to the rising sun during a naming ceremony. Estella Loretto (Jemez Pueblo) was encouraged by Allan Houser to create her well-known monumental sculptures. Her seven-and-a-half-foot Morning Prayer embodies the quiet strength of a pueblo woman who’s facing east and holding a bowl during a corn meal blessing. While Loretto’s sculptures reflect her feeling that life is an unfolding process that needs the patience of a mother, her art allows her to have a “huge” voice, she says. Tammy Garcia (Taos Pueblo), known for her clay pots, shows

Retha Walden Gambaro, Courage, bronze, 59 x 32 x 32"

STRENGTH, RESILIENCE, AND nuturing—these are among the many characteristics of Native women depicted in an outdoor exhibition called Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC). Works in the exhibit, which opened last year and includes sculptures of women by seven female Native artists, are arranged clockwise around MIAC’s Roland Sculpture Garden 42

Estella Loretto, Morning Prayer, bronze, 102 x 40 x 40"

two bronze works in the show. Andrea, a seven-foot-tall sculpture of a butterfly dancer, reflects the joy, freedom, and importance of movement. (Puebloan tradition says that butterflies symbolize fertility and carry prayers for rain.) Sisters is a tribute to the close bonds shared between Native women, who are known to refer to their female relatives and friends as “sister.” The piece was also inspired by Garcia’s memories of the closeness between her female relatives as they cooked and practiced dances in preparation for feast days. Kim Seyesnem Obrzut (Hopi) wanted to carve wood like her grandfather did, but that was considered a male occupation. While studying at Northern Arizona University, she accidentally enrolled in a bronze casting class and has never looked back. The featureless face of the woman in her sculpture Greeting the Sun depicts an ancient tradition of facing east and addressing the sun to express gratitude and request lifelong guidance. The resonating works of the late Retha Walden Gambaro (Creek) are also included in the show. Courage depicts what Gambaro described as “facing life” and “calling forth strength of mind and body,” while Acceptance, a self-portrait the artist created at age 80, expresses Gambaro’s feelings of peace as she settled into the final years of her life.


Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women, through October 19, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture,

Tammy Garcia, Sisters, bronze, 74 x 17 x 17"

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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

by Whitney Spivey

summer shows at MoCNA Meryl McMaster’s Wanderings and Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s Waabanishimo explore identity and self-expresssion When Meryl McMaster was contacted by curator Jon Lockyer about the opportunity to have a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), she got right to work on a new series. Nearly two years later, Wanderings, which features 16 photographs, examines the limitations and possibilities of the self. “I am interested in exploring questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history, and culture,” says the Ottawa, Canada–based artist of her dream-like images. “My practice extends beyond straight photography by incorporating other artistic media into how I build images and express my ideas.” McMaster often uses props and sculptural elements in her work, such as the 5,000 balloons she used for a piece in 2012. McMaster says her inspiration comes from her personal experiences of exploring remote natural landscapes in Canada and beyond. “At the conclusion of these excursions I always come away feeling spiritually nourished and with a heightened understanding of myself,” she explains. “I was highly attuned to my surroundings and began

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Nawadizo (She Catches Fire), C-print from 4 x 5 negative, 30 x 40"

“How do I, a comtemporary mixed-blood woman, hold onto my heritage, learn my tribal language, and connect with the ways my ancestors lived?” asks Eve-Lauryn LaFountain.

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Indabaabasaan (I Smudge It, I Cleanse It): Self Portrait, 16 mm film still printed as an archival inkjet print, 16 x 20"


to explore such matters as my relationship with others and my place within the natural world; these adventures were an important catalyst in the process of making my personal identity more transparent to me.” Back at home in her home studio, McMaster continues her process self-discovery through art.. Wanderings is McMaster’s first show at MoCNA. The exhibit will open in the South Gallery on August 21—the same day that Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s show Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) opens in the Hall and Honor Galleries. “Both artists explore identity and self-representation through

photography,” says Candice Hopkins, chief curator for MoCNA. “McMaster and LaFountain’s images are deeply evocative. Each of them perform for the camera, and through these performances they parse out the intricacies and complexities of what it means to be a Native person today, caught between two worlds.” For LaFountain—a Los Angeles–based Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa multimedia artist—that means creating her own ceremonies to understand traditions. “How do I, a contemporary mixed-blood woman, hold onto heritage, learn my tribal language, and connect with the ways my ancestors lived?” she asks. “I don’t have buffalo hides to make a tepee, but, as a filmmaker, I do have film. My fire is the flicker of a projector shining through the layers of an imposing culture, and through that gossamer I find glimmers of the ghosts I carry with me.” LaFountain creates her images by taking long exposures of herself dancing with lights attached to her body. Of the resulting ghostly images Hopkins says, “I believe that viewers will be moved by what they see, by phantasmal images that will stay in your mind’s eye long after they are first witnessed.” Meryl McMaster: Wanderings, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight), August 21–December 31, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral,

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Celebrating the Art of Pottery March 5 & 6, 2016

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From the Heard Museum Collection, Clockwise from Left: Jason Garcia (Santa Clara), ceramic tile, 2009. Russell Sanchez (San Iidefonso Pueblo), Jar, 1991. Nancy Youngblood (Santa Clara Pueblo), Jar, 2008.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry

by Donna Schillinger

the Wheelwright’s first gallery dedicated to Native American jewelry JEWELRY IS THE FOCUS of the first permanent exhibition space in the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe. Within the museum is the Martha Hopkins Struever Gallery, a 1,600-square-foot space devoted to silversmithing and other forms of metalwork, lapidary, and historical and contemporary jewelry. The gallery is part of the new Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, which also includes the Schultz Gallery, a 400-square-foot space for changing exhibits. The Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry has been decades in the making, beginning with a donation in the 1970s from anthropologist and art collector Byron Harvey III, great-grandson of Bracelet, held: Attributed to Horace Iule (Zuni), ca. 1930. Tufa-cast silver, turquoise. Gift of Byron Harvey III. Ring (on middle finger): unknown Navajo artist, ca. 1870–1890.

Above: Very rare wrist guard made of harness leather and tin cut from cans. Attached is a 19th-century label reading: “Zuni wristlet for hawking [falconry]. New Mexico.” Formerly in the collection of Harold J. Evetts. Gift of Robert Bauver. Below: Bracelets by Charles Loloma (Hopi), ca. 1980s. Top left: Gold, coral, lapis, turquoise; center: gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise, coral; top right: badger paw bracelet with gold, coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli. Gifts of John and Ann Stewman.

railroad impresario Fred Harvey. Later, Santa Fe art patron Leonora Scott Curtin donated more than 150 Zuni fetishes, establishing the Wheelwright as the nation’s most important holding of Zuni fetish carvings from the early 20th century. The collection includes numerous examples by Leekya Deyuse, Teddy Weahkee, David Tsikewa, and other pioneers of the craft. A second wave came in 2005 with the donation of a collection of contemporary jewelry including pieces by Charles Loloma (Hopi), Preston Monongye, (Mission; raised at Hopi) and Harvey Begay (Navajo). In addition to jewelry, the exhibit includes the Carl Lewis Druckman collection of Navajo and Pueblo spoons; the Anderman/Gallegos collection of New Mexican filigree; a major collection of early Southwestern earrings; and hollowware. In its entirety, the Wheelwright’s holdings exemplify artists and traditions—many

Large ring: Kenneth Begay (Navajo), ca. 1970. Silver, coral, turquoise.


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Bracelet, worn: Tufa-cast silver by Preston Monongye (Hopi) and Lee Yazzie (Navajo), ca. 1972. Serpent design in turquoise, jet, coral, ironwood, and white shell; inlay by Lee Yazzie. Gift of John and Ann Stewman.

Bracelet by Richard Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), ca. 2000. Silver, gold, coral, sugilite, turquoise. Gift of Lucia and Travis Freeman. Ring by Richard Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), 2008. Gold, chrysoprase, coral. Gift of George Taylor Anderman.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, The Leonora Scott Curtin Collection of Zuni carved stone fetishes, donated in 1973 by her daughter, Leonora Paloheimo.

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not represented in any other museum—dating from the 1870s to the present. The Center houses a treasure in historic documents and research on Southwestern finery as well. The Wheelwright acquired the papers of John Adair, noted scholar of Navajo and Pueblo silversmithing; David L. Neumann, who published on the technology, trade, and marketing of Navajo and Zuni jewelry during the mid-twentieth century; and former Army surgeon Washington Matthews, an ethnologist who described how Navajos were working silver in 1880. Docent tours of the Southwestern jewelry exhibit begin at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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Left: Hair comb, Navajo, ca. 1895. Handwrought silver. Gift of Jim and Lauris Phillips.

Liz Wallace creating rare plique-à-jour jewelr y cell by cell by Donna Schillinger

Jeweler Liz Wallace is carving a niche for herself, one tiny silver cell at a time. The artist, who is of mostly Navajo but also part Maidu and Washo ancestry, specializes in the rare, painstaking technique called plique-à-jour. In this ancient craft, which dates back to the Byzantine Empire, enamel applied in tiny, open-backed cells produces a stained-glass effect that “lets in daylight” (the translation of plique-à-jour). “It’s very labor-intensive,” says Wallace, “and one of the more difficult techniques in jewelry-making.” As the only full-time enamelist among her Native artist colleagues—not to mention one of the few in the United States—Wallace has an established clientele eager to preview each new plique-à-jour piece. Wallace’s preferred style is art nouveau, and she greatly admires the work of René Lalique, which resonates with her own passion for floral, insect, and aquatic designs. Two of her plique-à-jour tiaras, held by the Wheelwright Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, show her love of nature in their wild rose and wild iris themes. Wallace traces this passion to time spent exploring the natural world with her grandmother—a key figure in her life. View Wallace’s more traditional jewelry at, or in person at Martha Hopkins Struever Gallery and Case Trading Post at the Wheelwright Museum.

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Wallace also creates traditional bracelets, rings, pins, and bowls.

The rarity of plique-à-jour artisans ensures that Liz Wallace always has a steady clientele of collectors eager to know what she’s working on.


“It’s very labor-intensive,” says Wallace of plique-à-jour, “and one of the more difficult techniques in jewelry-making.”



fluent in multimedia Tony Abeyta mixes philosophies, textures, senses—and hats by Donna Schillinger

photographs by Stephen Lang

Navajo contemporary artist Tony Abeyta wears many hats. Literally. And the kind of artist he is on any given day depends on which hat he is wearing. If it’s a baseball cap, he may be splashing paint around on a large-scale black-and-white abstract. If he’s wearing a cowboy hat, it’s because he must again bear witness to the marriage of the Taos sky and earth, a sight permanently impressed in his imagination. Yet another hat finds him in a parking lot, negotiating a score of turquoise to get his jewelry-making fix. Abeyta’s primary focus has been brightly colored textural paintings of New Mexican landscapes. He began to experiment on this foundation with grainy materieals like sand, which evolved into sculpture and jewelry making. The three-dimensional work in turn influenced his painting, and vice versa. “It’s about translating 3-D, color, and texture into one another,” says Abeyta. His newest work is a confluence of these elements, with the addition of sound. “I am animating abstract drawings and color paintings,” explains Abeyta,“ . . . multimedia video mapping and projections on immersive domes, on buildings, and then on large dishes.” The artist plans to roll out this multimedia exhibit on the Very Large Array astronomical radio observatories near Magdalena this fall. The Owings Gallery, 120 E Marcy, Abeyta’s brightly colored textural paintings of New Mexican landscapes are reminiscent of the Taos modernists of the 1940s. Left: Abeyta in his Santa Fe studio (he also keeps one in Berkeley, California), working on a 46 x 90" oil of the Grand Canyon.


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Abeyta working on a blackand-white drawing entitled Deer Gathering.

Calling Abeyta’s work “mixed media” is an understatement. He will be using the Very Large Array astronomical radio observatories this fall to produce a multimedia exhibit.

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SFUAD Film School students direct Hollywood actors Luke Kirby and Wes Studi (second and third from left) during the inaugural Shoot the Stars! production.

Two interactions with teachers placed preeminent filmmaker Chris Eyre on his path: A high school teacher gave him a 35mm still camera, which became his entrée into filmmaking; and a New York University graduate professor handed him a book by Sherman Alexie, which inspired his most popular film, Smoke Signals. Now Eyre is paying it forward at the helm of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) film school, which has grown from 128 students in the bachelor of fine arts program to 400 during his three-year tenure. Eyre is considered the leading Native American filmmaker of his generation. He first gained notoriety for Smoke Signals (1998), a film that has taken root in popular Native American culture and was the first feature-length film directed by a Native American to receive national theatrical release. Eyre’s follow-up film Edge of America opened the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and won Peabody, Emmy, and Directors Guild of America awards. He also directed the made-for-TV films A Thief of Time and Skinwalkers, based on author Tony Hillerman’s mysteries, and three parts of the PBS documentary We Shall Remain, among other credits. “Chris’s body of work as a director and filmmaker has made him an authoritative voice for career advice and connecting students with the industry,” says SFUAD President Larry Hinz. “His personal and professional relationship with Robert Redford has resulted in an incredible scholarship program for students in New Mexico and around the world. Chris is a warm, caring, and humble ambassador for SFUAD and for our students. He’s always creative, generous with his time, and is truly student-centered in all that he does.” In the classroom, Eyre teaches students to ride the industry roller coaster. “As artists and filmmakers, we have to keep those highs and lows in check because things change so quickly,” he says. 52

Each spring SFUAD hosts Outdoor Vision Fest, a one-night event that highlights cutting-edge digital media projects and installations set against the canvas of the school’s Visual Arts Center. Left: Award-winning director Chris Eyre (on right), who is the chair of the Film School at SFUAD, on the set of a student written, directed, and produced short film through the school’s Shoot the Stars! program, which brings Hollywood actors to campus to star in student films. Below, left: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the cast and crew of the WGN drama Manhattan.

Above: Actor and Academy Award– winning director Robert Redford visits with a SFUAD student scholarship recipient for the Robert Redford/ Milagro Initiative scholarship program.

At 14,000 square feet, Stage A is the largest soundstage at SFUAD’s Garson Studios and the largest permanent green screen in the state of New Mexico.

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“It’s really amazing to watch young people who are making their own movies and remember how that light bulb goes off for myself. It’s inspiring when someone finds their own voice,” Eyre continues. “It’s really charged my batteries to go back and make more work. I want to go back out and make another 15 movies in the future.” In June, Entertainment Weekly announced that Eyre is attached to Soul Catcher, a 1972 novel by Frank Herbert, author of the cult classic Dune. The psychological thriller, which follows a Native American student who kidnaps the son of a government official, will begin production this fall, potentially in New Mexico. Filmmaking technology may have changed drastically during his nearly 20-year career, but Eyre says the fundamentals remain. “People want to tell good stories and make their voices heard. . . . Native filmmakers tell a more political story just by the nature of what they see,” he says. “For hundreds of years, when someone says, ‘I have a story to tell,’ people lean in. Even if the aesthetics change, the thing that never changes is storytelling.”

Redford, Eyre, and Kathleen Broyles of the Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative meet with program’s inaugural scholarship recipients in 2013.

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Margarete Bagshaw c elebrating t he le g acy of a mode r n-day ma st e r by Kate Nels on

In one of her earliest photos, Margarete Bagshaw is laced into a cradleboard strapped to the back of her grandmother, Santa Clara Pueblo artist Pablita Velarde. Her arms reach forward as if she can’t stand being contained and can’t wait to grasp all that lies beyond her. This March, those arms were finally stilled when an aggressive tumor took the modernist painter at the age of 50. Left behind was a galaxy of masterfully rendered pieces—including a final 209 that were polished off during a five-year burst of artistic glee. To the manor born, Bagshaw was the only child of Helen Hardin, Velarde’s daughter. Together, the women raised young Margarete between their Albuquerque homes, trundling her to whichever artist was less busy preparing for the next show. Bagshaw’s earliest memory, she wrote in Teaching My Spirit to Fly, her 2012 memoir, was the smell of fresh paint. Perhaps it was merely house paint. But


Above: Margarete Bagshaw’s last painting, Swimming Upstream, December 2014, oil on panel, 24 x 36"

how much better to imagine it as one of the caseins or hand-ground earth pigments Velarde preferred, or Hardin’s obsessively detailed and deeply layered acrylics. Both were masters of traditional forms—Velarde as one of the Dorothy Dunn–trained prodigies at the Santa Fe Indian School, Hardin as a breakout star of contemporary Native art. Bagshaw initially found her calling with a pastel palette and modest canvases. Though they found a ready audience, the early paintings seem the product of a woman who clenched too much inside. When she upended her life in 2004, her paintings began to soar with outsized abstract ambition. Canvases ranged from 8 x 8-inch delights to 10 x 7-foot theses combining the tribal motifs she absorbed at her forebears’ knees with world religions, ethereal landscapes, and a global mix of women who rule. Bagshaw moved among several paintings at once, often at Golden Dawn Gallery near the Santa Fe Plaza, the space she and her husband and business partner, Dan McGuinness, christened with Velarde’s Tewa name in 2009. On a blank surface, she envisioned complicated shapes in multiple layers of oil paint that she buffed, sanded, scratched, and incised into brand new elements on the Periodic Table. It was full-body painting, her grasping arms carrying her into a metaphysical realm where, she often said, she spoke with the spirits of her mother and grandmother. The monumental Ancestral Procession heralds Bagshaw’s command of brilliant color and psychedelic imagery. Hatshepsut evokes a formidably calm and confident female pharaoh. Her Avanyu water spirits heeded an annual command, eerily summoning each year’s monsoons upon her brush’s final stroke. Entering “Margarete Land” required an appreciation for the way that forces beyond us drop clues, issue warnings, and open paths. She looked for omens and demanded optimism, honesty, hard work, and quite a few good times. Maybe the spirits told her the end would arrive too soon. Maybe that explains the hyper pace of her creative arc. At Golden Dawn Gallery, McGuinness continues what he and his wife began six years ago. A new coffee table book of all 210 paintings that Bagshaw did between 2009 and 2014 is now available, as are limited edition bronzes of her clay work and paintings. Pay a visit to Golden Dawn. Stand before her paintings and listen. You may hear her answer, mixed with the voices of the ancients. The legacy of Margarete Bagshaw continues. Golden Dawn Gallery, 201 Galisteo,

Woman Made of Fire: Margarete Bagshaw–The Last 5 Years, Little Standing Spruce Publishing, 2015, is a compilation of Bagshaw’s final paintings over the last five years of her life.

Margerete Bagshaw left behind a galaxy of masterfully rendered pieces—including a final 209 that were polished off during a five-year burst of artistic glee.

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Ryan Roberts and Robin Waynee husband-and-wife jewelers have their own unique styles by Emi ly Va n Cle ve

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Award-winning Santa Fe jewelers Ryan Roberts and Robin Waynee (Saginaw Chippewa Tribe) got to know each other in the late 1990s when Roberts tookWaynee on as an apprentice at his Canyon Road jewelry studio. Roberts, a native New Mexican, was born in Chimayó and raised in a family of artists. Today, they’re husband and wife, sharing a studio where they create earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and pendants. Both jewelers enjoy working with 18-karat gold; Roberts prefers to use gold as the sole metal in a piece while Waynee will mix gold with sterling silver. They also like to incorporate garnets in their work. Agate is one of Waynee’s favorite stones, while spinel, a gemstone often confused with rubies, is found in many of Roberts’s pieces. With jewelry benches a mere 18 inches apart, neither can help noticing what the

Above: Ryan Roberts’s 2012 AGTA Spectrum Award winner, an 18-kt and platinum ring featuring an Afghanistan indicolite tourmaline, tsavorite garnet, and diamonds.

Above: This necklace is Robin Waynee’s 2014 NICHE Award winner. It features a removable center piece that can be worn as a a brooch or a pendant; the rest of the necklace can be worn in a more casual way. Sterling silver,18-kt gold, Tahitian pearl, sphene, pink sapphires, and VS1 diamonds.


other is doing during every step of the jewelry-making process. “We offer constructive criticism of each other’s work,” says Waynee, who was born and raised in Michigan. “Having a second pair of eyes looking at your work before it goes out into the world is a real benefit. But we need some alone time, too. If one of us is working on something delicate, the other one may leave the studio for awhile.” Both jewelers have received many accolades for their work. Roberts has won four AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) Spectrum awards and the grand prize in the New Mexico–based Saul Bell Design Award competition. Waynee has won three Saul Bell Design Awards (one of them the grand prize) and a NICHE award. While the couple sells the bulk of their jewelry directly to clients, their work is also featured at The Golden Eye and Zane Bennett Gallery. Look for Waynee’s annual booth at Indian Market.

Lorraine Gala Lewis replicating ancient works by Whitney Spivey


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A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts and the College of Santa Fe, Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna/Taos/Hopi) has been working with clay for 35 years. It wasn’t until 2008, however, that she met Western artist Bill Freeman, who inspired her to research and replicate pre-Columbian art forms from around the world. “The stories of our early paintings, petroglyphs, and rock carvings caused me to want to preserve the pottery culture that existed hundreds of years ago,” Lewis says. “With these authentic replications, I try to capture the aesthetic beauty and individuality of each piece and remain as close as possible to the original works.” True West of Santa Fe,

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Clay artist Lorraine Gala Lewis works out of her home studio in Albuquerque. Her pieces can be seen in downtown Santa Fe at True West.

Lewis builds clay pieces that she hand-paints using an acrylic blend, to which she adds natural pigments and stains. Pieces are kiln-fired.

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Above, Roberts’s 2010 AGTA Spectrum Award–winning ring: hand-fabricated platinum featuring a Vietnamese lavender spinel with white and pink diamonds.

Above: Robin Waynee’s 2015 WJA Gem Diva Award winner: an 18-kt gold and palladium ring featuring a 33ct aquamarine and VS1 diamonds.

Lewis’s pottery instructors included Otellie Loloma (Hopi), Manuelita Lovato (Santo Domingo), and Ralph Pardington. She was mentored by the renowned late Hopi potter Nathan Begaye. 57

art with a backstory Nocona Burgess imbues history with a personal touch by Don na Sc hi l l i ng e r p hoto g rap h s by St ep h e n L a ng

Nocona Burgess paints iconic Native Americans, but they are anything but cliché. “I’m painting real people, as opposed to a stylized figure. They have a story,” says Burgess. Some of the stories we know, like those of Sitting Bull and Comanche Chief Mow-way. Others have been lost to history, and only photographs remain. Still others are deeply personal to the artist, like that of Chief Quanah Parker, Burgess’s great-great grandfather. Burgess pores over his extensive collection of historical photographs to select traditional subjects to render in boldly colorful graphic portraits. “In a way, when I paint them, the subjects speak to me, and I get to know them,” he says. Burgess’s thorough research of each portrait enables his clients to experience this same cross-chronological relationship. “If you have one of these paintings, you can talk about a real person,” says Burgess. Upcoming for Burgess is Beauty and Power of the Southern Plains in Bristol, England, and on August 21, Quanah Parker—Comanche opens at GiacobbeFritz Fine Art in Santa Fe. A lecture by Burgess precedes the opening the evening before at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, and includes dinner. Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art,


Nocona Burgess paints soul into the very real people he portrays. “In a way, when I paint them, the subjects speak to me, and I get to know them.”

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Navajo jeweler Fernando BENALLY is a family man—to which he owes a great deal of his success. When his amazing talent was very nearly lost to a career in retail, his uncle Ernest Benally rescued Fernando, offering him an apprenticeship. “I began by buffing jewelry, cutting cabs, stamping and soldering silver,” say Benally. Two of his mother’s other siblings, Uncle Chester Benally and Aunt Rita BenallyYbarra, helped Fernando develop his skill in silversmithing and inlay. Twenty years later, Benally has a style all his own, which incorporates precious gems and gold in a more clean and contemporary look featuring traditional symbolism. “I have learned that people connect with symbols,” he says. His design themes are based on personal ceremonial experiences with his medicine-woman grandmother, Lupe Benally. Also a leatherwork artist, Lupe’s established clientele and rapport with the community has benefitted her artist children and grandchildren. “She set everything in motion for the rest of us. She’s a pioneer,” says Benally, who is the featured artist this summer at Authentic Traditions Gallery.

Fernando Benally’s jewelry designs arise from his own talent molded by family instruction over the years.

“I began [my apprenticeship] by buffing jewelry, cutting cabs, stamping and soldering silver,” says Benally.

Authentic Traditions Gallery, 66 E San Francisco,

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Acclaimed painter Kevin Red Star grew up on the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana. He was one of 150 students selected for the initial classes at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where he explored his innate talents. At IAIA, he learned about the differences between his own Raven people and other tribes, which fine-tuned his aesthetic. Today, he continues to draw upon Crow legends—those his father and uncles would tell around the living room stove when he was younger—in his paintings. “I keep it Crow, because that’s what I know,” he says. He depicts this culture in stylized portraits and with traditional elements such as teepees in the snow, warrior ponies, and shields. His work is among the permanent collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, the Denver Art Museum, and the Whitney Western Art Museum.—Ashley M. Biggers

Kevin Red Star, Dancers (The Red Star Brothers), acrylic on canvas, 84 x 72"

True West of Santa Fe

Santa Fe silversmith Tim Herrera may have entered the Institute of American Indian Arts as a two-dimensional artist, but with jewelry tools laid out before him, he took quickly to the art. It was in his blood; his grandfather was a jeweler. Today, Herrera blends traditional and modern techniques to create traditional Southwestern pieces—he uses fabrication, tufa, and cuttlefish casting, and cuts his own stones to fashion bolos, necklaces, and rings. In 2012, his work earned him a fellowship at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. In August, he’ll exhibit at both Santa Fe Indian Market and the Indigenous Fine Art Market. True West of Santa Fe represents his work year-round.—AMB

Andrew Rodriguez, Young Antelope, terra-cotta clay with patina copper accents, 29 x 14 x 8" TrueWestSF

Tim Herrera, Tufa Cast Bolo Tie, silver, 18-kt gold, leather, natural Bisbee turquoise, and inlaid angel skin coral, opal, and sugilite.

The Longworth Gallery

Andrew Rodriguez credits legendary New Mexico sculptor Allan Houser with inspiring him to develop his own style. “I took two classes with him at IAIA,” says Rodriguez, a Laguna Pueblo artist who is known for his bas relief sculptures, which are shown at The Longworth Gallery. “He always came to my shows and supported my work.” Rodriguez’s figures emerge out of his terra-cotta clay sculptures, which focus on Native American culture and imagery. “I try to capture the essence of the Native American belief that everything around us transcends into the spiritual,” he says. An awardwinning artist who earned his BFA from the University of New Mexico and now lives in Albuquerque, Rodriguez has received many honors for his work from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA).—Emily Van Cleve 60

Robert Nichols Gallery Born to a Chemehuevi father and a GermanIrish mother, photographer Cara Romero honed her skills at the Institute for American Indian Arts and Oklahoma State University. Her photos, which can be seen at Robert Nichols Gallery, combine a fine-art approach to images with a documentary style of working. She’s interested in social commentary and examining modern culture from her Native American vantage point. “My work is meant to be experienced from a multiverse of perspectives and invites viewers, mainstream and connoisseurs of Indian art alike, to enter into its nuanced visual architecture with an open mind,” says Romero. Romero is currently the director of the Indigeneity program for Bioneers, a nonprofit educational organization in Santa Fe dedicated to environmental and social change.—EVC

Cara Romero, The Last Indian Market, archival pigment print, 21 x 72"

Little Bird at Loretto

Michael Horse, Kachina Bracelet, sterling silver and #8 turquoise, 3 x 2.5"

Known as an accomplished actor, Michael Horse (Yaqui) is also a skilled jeweler and painter whose work is shown at Little Bird at Loretto. A jeweler for more than 30 years, Horse creates rings, bolos, earrings and pendants that blend traditional katsina jewelry styles from the 1940s with a contemporary aesthetic. His ledger art, which is inspired by the traditional art of painting on buffalo hide, scraps of paper, and old letters, features vivid scenes filled with traditional symbols. Horse likes to paint with richly saturated colors found in watercolor sets that are at least 50 years old. “Everybody talks about Native tradition,” he says, “but part of the tradition is to learn and grow as an artist, and that’s really important to me.”—EVC

Niman Fine Art

Dan Namingha, Points Connecting, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 68"

Niman Fine Art celebrates its 25th year in business with an exhibition featuring the work of gallery founder Dan Namingha (Tewa-Hopi) and his two sons, Arlo and Michael. In 1990, Dan Namingha was a well-established artist showing his work out of his home studio when he decided to open a gallery on Lincoln Avenue. He chose to call the new gallery Niman, which means ‘returning home’ in Hopi. Initially, the gallery occupied 1,000 square feet, but within a few years it expanded to nearly four times that space. Namingha’s colorful abstract and representational paintings are featured alongside the sculptures of Arlo, who works in wood, clay, stone, and bronze, and the conceptual artworks of Michael, who creates digital inkjet images.—EVC santa fean

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David Bradley, Tonto’s Hollywood Dream, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 44"

Blue Rain Gallery

Born in Minnesota, artist David Bradley (Chippewa) spent his early years in the Minneapolis area, but left his home state in 1970 to journey through the Southwest and Central and South America. He eventually settled in Santa Fe and studied at both the Institute of American Indian Arts and the College of Santa Fe. For many years his paintings and sculptures have focused on personal relationships and the human condition from a Native perspective. Narrative has been central to his work. Recently, Bradley has been working on a series of completely abstract poured paintings. “I believe an artist should follow their heart and not be afraid to experiment,” says Bradley, whose work is represented by Blue Rain Gallery. “To be an artist is to see truth.”—EVC 62

David Bradley, Moenkopi Maiden, bronze, 17 x 16 x 8"


Rose B. Simpson, To Let Go, ceramic, leather, mixed media, 39 x 20 x 11"

Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art

As well as holding degrees from UNM, IAIA, and Rhode Island School of Design, Santa Clara Pueblo artist Rose B. Simpson just completed an automotive science program at Northern New Mexico College. “Growing up in Española, the car was more than utilitarian; it was also an aesthetic experience,” she says. From paint and bodywork to engine swaps, Simpson does complete auto customization. She is a poet, lecturer, and caretaker of a permaculture site at her Pueblo, and plans to join IAIA’s creative writing program this fall. The mixed-media ceramic artist is represented by Chiaroscuro in Santa Fe, where her recent SITE Santa Fe installation of two totemic nine-foot figures, called Alter, is displayed. This summer, she has a collaborative show with Virgil Ortiz to deconstruct gender stereotypes in fashion, at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.—Cristina Olds





Kim Obrzut, Messenger, bronze, 33 x 14"

Greg Overton, Ghost of Wounded Knee, oil, 84 x 48"

Mountain Trails Fine Art Greg Overton has been creating Western art since elementary school, when he emulated the works of Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. He’s particularly fascinated with the history of Native American warriors and does extensive research, studying tribal histories and old photos for all his paintings to understand his subjects and maintain authenticity in his work. He frequently attends powwows and Native American ceremonies. Many of his paintings are based on historical figures such as Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and Geronimo. Native American friends serve as models. “I’m so inspired by these warriors,” says Overton, whose work is shown at Mountain Trails Fine Art.—EVC

Cody Sanderson, Double Dragon Back Cuff Bracelet, sterling silver

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Bronze sculpture has been a satisfying medium for Kim Obrzut (Hopi), who grew up in Arizona and began her art career painting figures on rocks that she found. She started sculpting Hopi maidens more than 20 years ago and is still fascinated by women’s important role in Hopi society. “Not only do my sculptures reflect the history of the Hopi people, they transcend the traditions of an ancient people into an ancient art form of bronze,” she says. Obrzut, an awardwinning artist who is represented by The Signature Gallery, has had her work featured in national magazine articles and books about Southwestern art. “My work seeks to capture and symbolize the spirit of my Hopi culture,” she says.—EVC

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Contemporary Navajo jeweler Cody Sanderson finds inspiration for his works in his children’s toys and from people on the street. “My pieces are not serious, religious, or political,” he says, “but they are a good time, and I enjoy making them.” Sanderson has shown his silver bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the Santa Fe Indian Market since 2002, and is represented in Santa Fe by Sorrel Sky Gallery. “Like many artists or anyone who creates, I have ideas that [lie] dormant until something sparks my memory and I am able to incorporate that idea into a physical form,” Sanderson says. Among other accolades, in 2008 he won Best in Show at the prestigious Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market for a sterling silver Rubik’s Cube.—CO 64

Doug Hyde, Spring and Autumn, bronze, 22 x 10 x 7"

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Born in Oregon of Nez Perce, Assiniboine, and Chippewa ancestry, Doug Hyde graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in the 1960s when it was still a high school and he was just 17. He studied sculpture there under his mentor and friend, the late Allan Houser, and later became an instructor himself at IAIA. His long and industrious career is filled with awards, and his work is in numerous collections—including two large bronze sculptures at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He’s currently working on some Portuguese marble pieces featuring leaping salmon that are inspired by childhood memories of the Columbia River waterfalls, where tribal people still gather to fish. “I go to Nez Perce in summer and teach art classes to give back to the tribe,” he says, “and it’s salmon time when I’m there. Salmon’s been an integral part of our diet and culture.” Hyde has been represented in Santa Fe by Nedra Matteucci Galleries since 1973.—CO

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Auction Report

going, going, gone! collectors bid on rare pieces of American history by Emily Van Cleve

Indian Market’s closing on August 23 doesn’t have to mean waiting a year for another chance to buy exquisite Native arts. Auction houses around the country offer Native American arts and artifacts on a year-round basis. Santa Fe’s Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers ( hosts its largest auction of the year one week before Indian Market. Featuring 575 items, the August 14 and 15 auction will be the biggest one they’ve ever held and will include pottery by Native American artists Margaret Tafoya, Maria Martinez, and Tammy Garcia as well as traditional Western paintings and sculptures by living and deceased artists. Owned and operated by the father-and-son team of Tony and Richard Altermann, the business schedules annual auctions of Native American and Western materials in August and November in Santa Fe and in April in Scottsdale, Arizona.

From Cowan’s Auctions Meriwether Lewis’s Tomahawk. Circumstantial evidence suggests this tomahawk accompanied Lewis during his famed exploration up the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean and back (1804–1806).

A Sioux horn elk effigy ladle. Estimate $6,000–$9,000.

An Upper Missouri River quilled and beaded war shirt. Estimate $250,000–$350,000.

Established auction houses offer rare historical artifacts and art treasures throughout the year. Cowan’s Auctions (, an Ohio-based firm that is celebrating its 20th year in business, has been specializing in Native American materials and Western paintings, sculpture, and prints since its founding. Cowan’s offers major auctions of Native American items each April and September (online September 11–21; live on September 25 in Cincinnati). Recently, the auction house arranged the private sale of the tomahawk belonging to the famous American explorer Meriwether Lewis for an undisclosed price. Weapons, beadwork, gar-


ments, blankets, poetry, basketry, moccasins and jewelry are among the goods sold through Cowan’s. Bonhams (, established in London in the 1790s, is preparing for a special auction of items from the collection of French horse trainer Mario Luraschi, who has visited Santa Fe on numerous occasions to purchase Native art. Among the 125 lots in the September 14 auction in San Francisco are two mid-19th-century items: an Upper Missouri River war shirt estimated at $250,000 to $350,000 and a three-foot long Great Lakes or Woodlands calumet (smoking pipe). Bonhams usually sells Native American materials in its San Francisco auctions during the months of June, September, and December. Headquartered in Dallas, Heritage Auctions ( offers auctions of Native American materials in November (November 14 this year) and May. Expect to find everything from Eskimo pieces and Navajo weavings to Plains and Eastern Woodlands artifacts. Select items also are available through their regular online auctions, which attract more than 900,000 potential clients. One of the company’s most exciting sales took place several months ago when a collector paid $137,000 for a beaded Crow cradleboard (circa 1890) that had been sitting in a private collection for many years.

From Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers: Margaret Tafoya Black Pot, ceramic, 15.5 x 13 x 13". $12,000–$16,000.

Crow beaded lance case. Estimate $20,000–$30,000.

Ute beaded shirt. Estimate $80,000– $120,000.

From Heritage Auctions: A rare Crow beaded hide cradleboard, ca. 1890. Sale price: $137,000.

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Bruce King: Paint in Motion Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 622 Canyon Road, August 18–August 31, reception August 21, 5–8 pm Bruce King, Into the Beartooth Pass, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"


Movement and improvisation are important elements in Bruce King’s paintings. The subjects of these dreamlike works, which hover in the world of abstract, are rooted in the traditions of Native Americans and have evocative titles such as The Edge of the Hunting Grounds, Running the Herd, and Searching For Signs of Game. King’s paintings are part of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ collection.—Emily Van Cleve

John Nieto: A Force of Color and Spirit Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon, August 21–September 9, reception August 21, 5–7 pm “I paint Native American themes so I can step back in time and shine some light on those people, that culture,” says John Nieto, whose painting Delegate to the White House is included in the late Ronald Reagan’s presidential library. “Through my artwork, I hope to show their humanity and their dignity.” Nieto’s solo show at Ventana Fine Art showcases the 79-year-old artist’s latest work.—EVC

Caroline Carpio, Sedona, bronze, 6 x 8”

Caroline Carpio: Gifts from the Earth Greenberg Fine Art 205 Canyon August 21–September 3 Reception Aug. 21, 5-7 pm Isleta Pueblo native Caroline Carpio takes the time to gather, soak, and strain her own clay and mix it with a blend of volcanic ash before she begins to sculpt traditional vessels and figures. “I love pushing a traditional motif into a sculpture, bringing it to life,” says Carpio. “I depict a lot of rain spirits in my work, the spirit being pouring the water over the earth cleansing everything.”—EVC

John Nieto, And Then Two Moons Appeared in the Sky, acrylic, 40 x 30"

John Nieto And Then Two Moons Appeared in the Sky 40" x 30" Item #17000 Acrylic $20,000

Indian Market Receptions Robert Nichols Gallery, 419 Canyon, Alan E. Lasiloo: August 19, 3–6 pm Cara Romero and Diego Romero: August 20, 4–7 pm Glen Nipshank: August 21: 2–5 pm Robert Nichols Gallery celebrates 35 years of representing Native American artworks by hosting three receptions with work by four artists. Alan E. Lasiloo gives a pottery demonstration while showing new work. Photographer Cara Romero displays some of her recent images alongside her husband Diego Romero’s contemporary pottery, which is created with ancient motifs. Glen Nipshank’s organic forms made out of white clay seem to invite the viewer to touch them.—EVC Diego Romero, Golfer, clay, 12" diameter Reception for Dyani White Hawk & Sonwai (Verma Nequatewa) Shiprock Santa Fe, 53 Old Santa Fe Trl, August 20, 2–4 pm Lakota artist Dyani White Hawk incorporates traditional bead and quillwork into her paintings. “Through the amalgamation of abstract symbols and motifs derivative of both Lakota and Western abstraction my work examines, dissects, and patches back together pieces of each to provide an honest representation of self and culture,” says White Hawk, who shares a reception with Hopi jeweler Sonwai (Verma Nequatewa), the niece of Charles Loloma.—EVC

Indian Market Show The Signature Gallery, 102 E Water, August 21–23, reception August 21, 4–9 pm Enjoy the latest works from The Signature Gallery’s represented artists at the three-day gala reception. New paintings by Bette Ridgeway, Malcolm Furlow, and Charles Pabst are on display, as are sculptures by artists including Kim Obrzut, Jason Napier, and Sally Fairfield. The gala event, an annual gallery tradition, offers a meet-and-greet opportunity with the artists.—EVC

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Joe Wade Fine Art Roger Williams, Diné Moon, oil, 30 x 24" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures yearround. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727,

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The Torres Gallery Robert Rivera, Yellow Eye Kachina Mask, gourd, 17 x 13" Robert Rivera challenges the boundaries of gourd art by continually evolving and creating new and innovative art pieces from the lowly gourd with his interpretations of ancient and present cultures. Also featuring Yellowman, Dyanne Strongbow, George Down, Cheryl Lewis, Patrick Archuleta, and Marcia McEachron. 102 E Water St, El Centro Galleries 505-986-8914,


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Pecos National Historical Park

Just 25 miles east of Santa Fe, the Pecos National Historical Park boasts a cultural cross-section of ruins and an informative visitors’ center detailing the significance of the place. Once a significant gateway for trade and travel through the southernmost Rocky Mountains, the 350-square-mile Pecos Wilderness is home to more than just towering peaks, spectacular waterfalls, and a myriad of wildlife. The Plains Indians, Pecos Puebloans, and Spaniards all passed through and lived at this crossroads where original pueblo foundations, reconstructed kivas, and mission churches still stand. By the mid-1400s, the economically powerful settlement supported 2,000 inhabitants who lived in four-story structures along a quarter mile of ridgeline. Spanish Franciscans angling to convert Indians to Christianity built missions and lived alongside the tribes until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680; by the mid-1700s the community declined as a result of disease, Comanche raids, and migration. Visitors can walk a paved path among the many ruins and relive a piece of New Mexico’s unique history and culture, guided by interpretive signage and a little bit of imagination.—Cristina Olds


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The view from the master bedroom is spectacular, with spot-on sightlines extending through the open courtyard to the living area and the covered patio, and then beyond to Santa Fe’s city lights.

NOT EVERYONE HAS the luxury of taking their time when creating a dream home. Fortunately, time was one thing the owner of this award-winning Westside contemporary, who came to the project with limited space and a limited budget, had plenty of. She also had a vision for creating a serene, green home that would exist in environmental harmony with its surroundings.



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Above: The chic but minimalist décor allows the northeast-facing views to take center stage. The homeowner chose most of her own interior furnishings, including the red swivel chairs and the dramatic square sofa. Playful paintings by Melinda K. Hall (Meyer East Gallery) adorn the living room and dining area.



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etting aside two years for planning and construction, the homeowner knew from the start she wanted to work with home designer Stephen Beili of Studio Dionisi and Jesse Gries of Green Star Builders. The tone for the project was set with an indigenous blessing of the land, and a spirit of collaboration was immediately established that would form the basis of the project’s ultimate success. Realtor Lori Lanier, who studied green building, also became part of the team. “We explored every single option within our budget,” says the homeowner, so when the time came to implement the plans, she explains, “there was no second-guessing.” Blending a Southwestern adobe–style exterior with clean, streamlined, modern interiors, the efficiently designed 1,852-square-foot residence is built, in a nod to historical New Mexico custom, around a tidy center courtyard that joins the living area on one end and the master bedroom on the other. “We loved the idea that it was tying into old Spanish tradition,” says Beili. “The courtyard brought internal light and a feeling of openness to the home.” Doors to the interior flank the space on both ends, while a contemporary fountain in the middle provides a soothing hum of white noise. “Stephen’s a really good listener, and he was able to translate our desires into architectural reality,” says the homeowner, pointing to the ingenious system of doors that swing and slide to convert spaces from public to private and back again. “I wanted it as open as possible, but when I want to close things off, I can.” The main living area is occasionally partitioned to create a separate office, for example, just as a designated yoga room transforms into a second bedroom for guests. This maximization of flexibility in what is essentially one connected space makes the compact home feel decidedly expansive.

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Unprecedented panoramic views also create the sense of extra room. Situated on a hillside, the home was conceived to showcase an extravagant 180-degree sweep of three mountain chains visible from half the house—the Sangre de Cristos on one end and the Ortiz and Sandias on the other, with the master bedroom affording a peek at the Galisteo Basin. Complementing those vistas is a xeric landscape of carefully placed rocks and succulents created by Lee Klopfer. The owner is understandably proud of the many green and energy-saving features in her home, all of which contributed to Green Star Builders earning the coveted Grand Green Award during last year’s Haciendas—A Parade of Homes tour hosted by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. Solar panels on the roof provide the majority of power to the house; southfacing windows allow “the sun to pour in a window as long as there is sun.” Water is heated on demand, and special noncombustion appliances, like the induction stove, save energy.

“The courtyard brought internal light and a feeling of openness to the home,” says designer Stephen Beili.

The unfussy dining area opens directly to a sleek galley kitchen designed by Joan Viele of Kitchen Dimensions. Expansive picture windows in both areas capitalize on the views.

A pair of massive, sliding barn-style doors fabricated by Jesse Gries can close off the office (on the right) or slide open to reveal a TV (hidden behind the door in this photo).

“Heat only conducts when there’s a pot on it, and only for that space,” says the owner. The stove heats up with shocking speed and then turns itself off after a designated period. “Materials-wise, we wanted to use what made sense for our area,” she continues. Gries constructed the home with a highly insulating material called Faswall, made primarily of recycled wood pallets formed into blocks that offer mass similar to that of adobe. Poured concrete floors with radiant heating keep the house warm, quiet, and dust-free throughout the winter. The property boasts an impressive Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of seven, which means that it requires only seven percent of the amount of energy used by a similar home that meets the requirements of national code, represented by a score of 100. Bold, stylish furnishings and pieces by local artists punctuate the elegant, minimalist spaces, while artisan touches tie it together aesthetically. Beili calls Gries, who is an continued on page 180 august/september 2015

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Indulge a new Aztec Street boutique caters to every creature comfort—and is already planning to expand by Wh it ne y Spi ve y

Ma Chérie Confections, a bakery that will operate within Indulge. Although the duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest endeavor, the shop—formerly the Aztec Café—is already equipped with a kitchen. Hesse plans to consolidate her Indulge inventory to make space for people to sit and enjoy an espresso and baked goods such as scones, muffins, cupcakes, and macaroons, all made with grass-fed butter and free-range eggs. “We’ll offer paleo, vegan, raw, and glutenfree options along with superfood-infused items,” Hesse says. Peña points out that some treats will also incorporate local flavors. “We’ll use elements of traditional New Mexican foods,” she says. “We’ll infuse red Chimayó

Santa Fe isn’t short on ways for you to spoil yourself, but a new boutique is making it easy to succumb to a variety of temptations in a single location. Indulge, the brainchild of Taoseña Misha Hesse, sells beauty products, stationery, and everything in between—most of which is environmentally friendly. “I’m passionate about sustainable living—but doing it in a luxurious way,” Hesse says. “My inventory choices are so conscious; I research for days trying to find the perfect items.” Hesse avoids products made in China and focuses instead on buying items from areas she’s traveled to herself or from people who’ve inspired her. In her shop you might find children’s toys from France; a “clean” makeup line from Australia; fair-trade clutches embroidered by Hmong women in Thailand; and large oil paintings by her mother, Linda. Indeed, Indulge is the perfect spot to find a gift for that hardto-shop-for friend or spouse. Spa lovers will scoop up the lavender spray, made locally by Nancy O’Mara; men can start the day off with Albuquerque-based Caveman Coffee; and no woman should go without a piece of Kami Lerner Jewelry, which is “fancy and gold and regal but with a raw aesthetic,” according to Chainé Peña, who works at the shop. “It’s the perfect balance.” Starting this summer, Hesse will team up with Peña to open 178

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Left: Jewelry by artists such as Kami Lerner makes for a thoughtful gift or a lovely self-indulgence.

Top left: Misha Hesse (on right), owns Indulge, a boutique that sells everything you didn’t know you wanted–until you stepped over the threshold. Right: INIKA is among the luxury natural and organic cosmetics brands found at Indulge.

Left: Chainé Peña (on right) operates Ma Chérie Confections, a bakery located within Indulge boutique.

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chile in chocolate or make biscochito macaroons with anise and cinnamon crème.” Catering options will also be available, and should you need some beauty advice to go along with your big event, Hesse and Peña can take care of that, too—the women, who met working as makeup artists, often hold beauty consultations at the store. If that sounds indulgent, well, that’s the point. “It’s what you come here to do,” Hesse says, “but still feel good about your choices.” Indulge, 317 Aztec,

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In the summer, it’s hard to step away from the covered, outdoor swing bed and its dreamy mountain views.

continued from page 177 accomplished steel fabricator, “an amazing builder with an artistic side.” Gries custom-crafted the industrial-chic dining room table and the rear portal’s dreamy hanging bed, as well as the exterior overhangs, the canales, and the garage door. He also fashioned the acrylic countertops in both bathrooms. In addition to the Grand Green, Gries and Green Star Builders won multiple honors during the Parade of Homes,

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Radish & Rye In days of yore, Santa Feans waited at least a month before visiting a new eatery, giving the chef and staff time to settle in and work out the kinks. Not so anymore. Perhaps our hyper-connected world of iPhones, Instagram, and constant connection to the internet has made us more antsy and nosy? Witness the almost instant success of the spanking new Radish & Rye, located at the former Ristra space in the Guadalupe district. Opening week had Santa Fe foodies champing at the bit to sample Chef David Gaspar De Alba’s farm-inspired menu as well as Geronimo partner Quinn Stephenson’s classy bourbon- and rye-centric cocktail list (there is a full bar along with beer and wine). Already there is much to love. Start off (and cool off) with a Dragonfly—chamomile-infused bourbon with a squirt of honey and a splash of soda— from the stylish bar. Gaspar De Alba’s small plates will keep your palate busy (and happy) with dishes like perfect steak tartare with a chili kick and quail yolk, or the deep-fried green tomato with pimento cheese (pictured)—it’s a celebration of summer in each bite. I can’t wait to return for the grilled pork chop with smoked pork belly, some rabbit ragù with spaetzle and brown butter, and so much more. Radish & Rye is ready!—John Vollertsen Radish & Rye, 548 Agua Fria,

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Inn of the Anasazi

a menu makeover and dining room redo at the boutique hotel’s signature restaurant

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Chef Juan Bochenski prepares creative Southwestern cuisine with Latin influences at the newly revamped restaurant at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi.

Right: Tricolor corn chips and an equally colorful quartet of ceviche.

sporty, Chanel to shorts, Manolos to sandals. All the menu offerings are delicious, though the scallop and squid ink ceviche and the cucumber gazpacho are among my favorites. Good things come in threes, and the menu offers clever trios of ceviche or gazpacho as an example. Fresh-fried corn chips in three colors make for perfect dipping and scooping; be sure to come with people you like to break bread with. Good things also come in a section called Grilled for Two, like the impossibly tender Argentinean short ribs. Bochenski is Argentina-born and sure knows how to get an incredible char on a 20-ounce Angus ribeye—we all fought over the bone. The


As the dining habits of our culture keep changing, eating establishments must make rapid adjustments—whether subtle or dramatic—to ensure they are on the same page as their hungry customers. The dining room of the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has always been a lovely upmarket spot that attracted a “serious” dining crowd, with a gourmet menu reflecting current food trends. It has been popular with locals and visitors alike, and has enjoyed ongoing success through the years. Then, some clever executives at the Rosewood hotel headquarters had an epiphany. “Look,” they said, “we are attracting a younger crowd. And not all of our patrons want a traditional three-course meal.” And thus with one stylish sweep and a design makeover, the former “serious” eatery has become one of Santa Fe’s hottest new lounge and dining destinations. The renovation is a dramatic one. Two-thirds of the dining room now offers low, comfy couches arranged around tables that are perfect for holding cocktails and a scattering of small plates from the bar menu. A huge, polished walnut table designed by architect Jim Rimelspach (who’s responsible for the hotel and restaurant redo) sits at barstool level, offering tequila worshippers an altar for sampling from the lengthy and creative list. (Did you know George Clooney makes tequila?) Chef Juan Bochenski has risen to the occasion. His new menu manages to be both fancy and fun; you can go soup to nuts, or just nuts! Whether you want a full meal or simply to graze, the Inn of the Anasazi has an atmosphere and mood that appeals to everyone. And isn’t this truly the state of dining in America? Even the dress code runs from formal to

nine-spice fries and jalapeño-cheddar croquettes made for more scrumptious sharing, while a round of refreshing tequila-mescal-citrus cocktails sent over by bartender extraordinaire James Reis and a crisp Sancerre fueled the fun. Save room for dessert (or tequila) like the decadent fried ice cream with salted cajeta sauce or the tropical-themed Amazonas with pineapple cake, mate sorbet, and mango foam. Chef Juan is clearly having fun in the kitchen; and with this new relaxed format out front, so are we.—JV Ahi tuna tacos with spicy black beans, piquant mango salsa, avocado, and sour cream are a colorful addition to the bar menu.

The Argentinian short ribs are melt-in-your-mouth tender and available on the Grilled for Two menu.

Paper Dosa this South Indian eatery delivers the “yum” OF ALL THE ELEMENTS that make for a successful, popular restaurant in both the eyes and the palates of the dining public, I think flavorful and tasty food is paramount. Of course, service, design, and pricing definitely play into the equation, but it is the “yum factor” that urges us to head to a certain eatery in a town crowded with delicious options. The yum factor at Paper Dosa is very high—in fact, it’s offthe-charts delish. At first I thought I had become an instant fan of Chef Paul Karuppasamy’s menu just because of the novelty; I had never tasted the joys of the paper-thin dosas that make up the core of the menu at this casual eatery. The fermented riceand-lentil crepe, which hails from southern India, acts as a bread accompaniment or a receptacle for an assortment of other exotically flavored dishes such as curries, stews, potatoes, chutneys, and pickles. The juxtaposition of the delicately simple crepe and the accompanying dishes, bursting with flavor, captivated me; this is truly some of the tastiest food in town. The handsome décor in the comfortable dining room has a buzzy atmosphere. Diners looking for a quieter setting should head for the outdoor terrace or book the large family-size table that’s away from the clamor, though I think hearing the noisy energy of foodies excited about discovering a new taste sensation just adds to the fun. The helpful and knowledgeable staff can guide you in your exploration of the menu, which has many dishes you will never have heard of. Plates are sized for sharing, so dig in. Don’t miss the vada sambar appetizer, a visually stunning presentation of a savory lentil donut-like patty covered with yogurt and swirled with cilantro chutney and pomegranate syrup—as delicious as it is pretty. Fans of Buffalo chicken wings will gobble up the Chennai chicken, which is fired up with ginger, garlic, chiles, and other spices. This makes the cooling yogurt dip a welcome addition (or you could do as I did, and let it burn!). Summer has seen the addition of a cooling and refreshing watermelon and paneer salad, with a zippy dressing and a scatter of crunchy mung bean sprouts. The chile and onion pakora is an interesting twist on onion rings.

The zesty Chennai chicken at Paper Dosa is served with a cooling yogurt dip.

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Chef Paul Karuppasamy and partner Nellie Tischler offer a variety of flavors at Paper Dosa. Clockwise from top: Mushroom Medley Uttapam; an assortment of chutneys; and watermelon and paneer salad topped with mung beans.

Santa Fe food HEAVEN takes many forms in the summer: opera tailgating over champagne as the sun sets to the dulcet tones of Verdi’s Rigoletto; a leisurely stroll around our historic Plaza with an ice cream cone after dinner at a world-class restaurant; or a grab-n-go lunch along a trail in view of a soaring mountain range. Summer dining in Santa Fe just begs to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. This yearning to be outdoors in our hottest months is well understood by our restaurateurs, so don’t miss the delightful options for cooling off with alfresco dining. Some of my favorites are Bar Alto, the new rooftop satellite to John Sedlar’s Eloisa at The Drury Hotel; Luminaria at The Inn and Spa at Loretto (for pineapple gazpacho); Joseph’s of Santa Fe (for sweet and spicy duck confit); 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar (for oysters and squash blossom beignets); Coyote Cantina (for noshing and people watching); and Geronimo (for everything!). Another big food event that gourmands and oenophiles eagerly look forward to is the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, this year from September 23–27. The 2015 event marks a milestone: a silver anniversary celebration of great food and fabulous vino with a week of dinners, classes, samplings, and seminars, all leading up to the Grand Tasting held at the dramatic setting of the Opera House. Tickets sell quickly, so head to to get a jump on all the edible fun. Was it the wet spring that brought about the bumper crop of new eateries to our city deliciously different? Whatever it was, we have enjoyed a welcome lift to the diversity of our dining scene. It’s that’s diversity of eateries we are famous for and oh-so-good at sharing with fellow foodies. I can’t wait to check them all out!—JV 184

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Gently priced, the dosa accompaniments are hearty and filling (leftovers make a great lunch the next day). Of the half-dozen choices, both the mango-and-habanero chutney—with its sweet and fiery notes—and the white truffle variety, which celebrates the smokiness of umami, are standouts. Pairing dosas with a curry-like lentil stew called sambar and a variety of chutneys is certainly one reason the place is packed. You’ll want to return to try the whole menu. Vegetarians will love the Mushroom Medley Uttapam, a smaller, thicker version of the dosas using the same batter, while the gluten-free set can order away with confidence. Our Charles Krug sauvignon blanc helped put out some of the heat on the tongue (though the fire lingered happily in spite of it), and there is a large selection of beer, wine, and cider as well. A clever fusion, the chocolate chai egg cream (along with the classic mango lassi) can sit in for dessert. For us, the cool passion fruit tapioca custard was a refreshing finish, even though we were already full. At Paper Dosa, too much of a good thing is, well—a good thing!—JV

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Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565

The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353

Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an awardwinning 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.

Amaya Restaurant

1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. Enjoy our newly renovated open air dining room, with lovely garden views.

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge 113 Washington, 505-988-3236 Offering Southwestern cuisine with strong regional Latin influences. The recently redesigned dining destination celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe with a new chic, sophisticated design that complements the restaurant’s legendary architecture. The new Anasazi Lounge offers additional bar seating with the new Para Picar menu as well as a Tequila Table featuring a Ceviche menu and specialty tequilas. Patio Dining is also available and offers the Para Picar menu, beer, wine and classic cocktails. Live Entertainment Saturday evenings.

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El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756

A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The housemade 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.

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Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquite-smoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to Tex-Mex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Open seven days a week: 11 am–midnight during the week and 11 am on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.

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

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Gabriel’s Restaurant

4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000

Located five minutes north of the Opera on US 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels “one of America’s top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories.” Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with spectacular mountain views. Inside, thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made at your table, renowned margaritas, handmade corn tortillas and seasonal dinner specials. Reservations recommended. New weekend brunch. Open daily 11:30–9.30 pm.

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Plaza Café

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

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Rancho de Chimayó

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

Rancho de Chimayó—Celebrating 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition” for 50 years—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. Come celebrate with us! Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm.

Arroyo Vino

218 Camino La Tierra, 505-983-2100 Arroyo Vino Restaurant and Wine Shop has fast become Santa Fe’s top fine dining and wine buying destination. Voted the #1 Restaurant in New Mexico and a Top 100 Wine List in America, by OpenTable diners. Arroyo Vino serves Progressive American cuisine driven by seasonal produce from our on premise garden and local purveyors.

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Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-2233,

Doc Martin’s Restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Chef Gregory Romo designs cuisine and sources ingredients that respect region and season. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” Award of Excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features free live music nightly. Lunch 11 am–3 pm; dinner 5–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.


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Joseph’s Culinary Pub

428 Agua Fria, 505-982-1272 Joseph’s Culinary Pub, created October, 2013, and driven by seasoned New Mexico chef and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Alumn Joseph Wrede, has blossomed into one of Santa Fe’s most exciting culinary platforms. Recognized twice in the New York Times in its first year, Joseph’s promises an exciting 2015. Awaken your palate and enjoy a warm welcome any night of the week, 5:30–10/11 pm. Parking behind restaurant. Reservations:

La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best 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.

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531 505-984-7915,

Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike by offering casual dining by romantic candlelight in the dining room or alfresco on the tree house feel of the patio. Enjoy the seasonal creations of award-winning, Executive Chef Marc Quiñones. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best in 2014. Open for breakfast, lunch dinner and Sunday brunch. Early evening prix-fixe dinner from 5–6:30 pm offering three courses for $34.

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

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

Midtown Bistro

901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121 Midtown Bistro, located in the “heart” of Santa Fe, and only a short jaunt from the Plaza, features local cuisine with an international flair. Open daily. Guests enjoy dining indoors or on our patio among native flora, which creates a magnificent ambience while dining on an array of fresh meats, seafood, pastas, and much more. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner Monday–Saturday 5–9 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–3 pm.

Plaza Cafe Southside

3466 Zafarano, 505-424-0755 Enjoy more than 100 years of tradition. Plaza Cafe Southside, the sister restaurant to the famous Plaza Cafe downtown, delights both tourists and locals with delicious, regional diner cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, friendly, but upscale atmosphere. Huevos rancheros, margaritas, breakfast all day; yummy fresh house-baked goods and the chef’s imaginative specials. Plaza Cafe Southside has something for everyone. If you don’t know the Plaza Cafe Southside, you don’t know Santa Fe! Sunday–Thursday 8 am–9 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 am–10 pm.




The Ranch House

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and Cristo’s Road, near Kohl’s. Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.


231 Washington, 505-984-1788 Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walkthrough, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays.

Zia Diner

326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008 Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers, and an amazing Happy Hour! The Zia Diner is open every day from 11 am, serving Lunch and Dinner, including the best Carne Adovada this side of the Pecos River! They use only organic chicken, New Mexico free range beef and Taos Farm eggs. So whether it’s a Beet and Goat Cheese Salad or the famous Green Chile Pinon Meatloaf, we’ll See Ya at the Zia!!!

Canyon Road Contemporary Art Mark Horst, Men Sitting Drinking Coke, oil on canvas, 24 x 48" Horst not only captures a slice of Ecuadorian culture with his documentary-infused oils, but also provides the viewer with visceral access to the beauty of the ordinary and the ongoing celebration of everyday life. Please join us in celebrating this extraordinary exhibit. 403 Canyon Rd, 505-983-0433

Nisa Touchon Fine Art and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Dennis Parlante, October, collage on paper Located just off of Cerrillos and St. Michaels in Plaza Rosina, this art haven maintains a continuous program of gallery and museum exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events such as monthly collage parties. Tuesday thru Saturday, 2-6 pm. Free Parking. 1925 Rosina St, Ste C, 505-303-3034,

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Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery Welcome to Scarlett’s—a favorite shopping haven of locals and visitors alike. We feature a beautiful array of authentic, high quality Native American jewelry by many award-winning artists. Whether you prefer the sleek contemporary look or traditional Classic Revival style, you are sure to find your treasure from the Land of Enchantment at Scarlett’s! At-door parking available. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-473-2861 (for preview)

Spirit of the Earth Superb Gems in 18kt gold by Tony Malmed A visit to this welcoming shop, now celebrating its 33rd year, is like entering another world. Shimmering colors, dazzling jewels, and the rich, sumptuous textures of the clothing blend to delight the senses. Tony Malmed Jewelry pieces shown above—enchanting art objects handmade in Santa Fe since 1982. See Tony Malmed Jewelry on Facebook. 108 Don Gaspar, 505-988-9558

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August August 1 Vivaldi and Bach. The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival artfully performs compositions by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, and C.P.E. Bach. $35– $45, 5 PM, Saint Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, August 1–2 43rd Annual Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show. Juried show featuring a wide range of work by professional fine artists and craftspeople. Includes fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, specialty foods, a kids’ pavilion, and more. Free, 9 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, August 1–27 Santa Fe Bandstand. From upcoming artists to touring bands to Grammy Award winners, our city bursts with the sounds of country and bluegrass, jazz, New Mexico classics, world music, and more with a new performance almost every night. Free, 6 pm, Tuesday–Saturday, Santa Fe Plaza, August 1–30 Entreflamenco. Dancers Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez bring world-class flamenco performances to the City Different. $25– $50, 8 pm every night except Tuesdays, The Lodge at Santa Fe,

historic Indian art. $10–$17, 10 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, whitehawkshows .com.

Farewell Tour. $25 for concert alone or $30 with Zozobra ticket purchase, 6–10 pm, Fort Marcy Ballpark,

August 18–20 The Antique American Indian Art Show. Authentic antique American Indian art from some of the country’s top galleries. Free, 11 AM–6 pm, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe Railyard,

September 5–7 Santa Fe Fiestas Fine Art & Crafts Market. A juried show of jewelry, pottery, clothing, paintings, and more. Free, 9 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza,

August 19–23 Indigenous Fine Art Market. Juried art show and celebration of Native art and culture. Includes performances representing tribal diversity. Free, opening night event Wednesday at 6 PM, Thursday and Friday 10 am–10 pm, Saturday 10 am–4 pm, Santa Fe Railyard, August 21 SWAIA 94th Summer Santa Fe Indian Market Preview. A display of the best pieces at this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market allows guests to see the Market before its debut. $50 general admission at 7 pm, $75 sneak preview at 5:30 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, August 22–23 Santa Fe Indian Market. Santa Fe’s Indian Market, now in its 94th year, is one of the world’s most prestigious Native American art shows. Features more than 1,000 artists. Free, Saturday 7 am–5 pm, Sunday 8 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, August 28–30 Santa Fe Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival. The 41st annual festival features headliners Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen along with local and national musicians on three stages. $15–$60, Santa Fe County Fairgrounds,

August 12 & 13 Stars of American Ballet I & II. Celebrated American dancer Daniel Ulbricht and principals and soloists of the New York City Ballet present two different programs. Ulbricht holds a pre-performance talk. $27–$100, 7:30 pm, The Lensic,


August 13–15 Objects of Art Santa Fe. More than 70 national and local exhibitors display paintings, sculpture, fine art, furniture, books, and more, as well as tribal, folk, American Indian, African, and Asian art. $12–$17, 11 AM–6 pm, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, the Railyard,

September 4 The Burning of Zozobra. For the 91st time, the towering Old Man Gloom marionette will go down in a blaze of fireworks. $10, or $30 with Santa Fe Mariachi Extravaganza ticket, kids 10 and under free, preshow begins at 7:00 pm, Zozobra burns at 9:30 pm, Fort Marcy Park,

August 13–18 Ethnographic Art Show & Antique Indian Art Show. These two annual antiques shows bring more than 150 collectors and dealers to one location for buying, selling, and browsing

September 5 Fiesta de Santa Fe Mariachi Extravaganza. Music performances from Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Grammy Award winners, statewide talents, and Al Hurricane’s


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September 6 The Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek. Cyclists ride for at least four days and then have the option to keep riding up to 1,096 miles of the Santa Fe Trail over 22 days, ending in Missouri. Daily fee includes breakfast, dinner, campsites, daily ride sheets, maps, and all gear carried by truck. $48–$50 per day depending on length of tour, 9 am, the Santa Fe Plaza, September 11–13 Fiesta de Santa Fe. A celebration of Santa Fe’s centuries-old history, with parades and musical performances. Free, various venues and times, September 19–20 & 26–27 High Road to Taos Art Tour. About 40 stops at galleries and home studios along the 105-mile scenic route between Santa Fe and Taos are open to the public. Free, 10 am–5 pm, September 19–20 Santa Fe Renaissance Fair. Medieval combat, live entertainment by Clan Tynker, kids’ games, and delicious food, drinks, and mead. $8–10, under 13 free, 10 AM–6 PM, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, September 19–20 Pojoaque River Art Tour. Twenty-second annual tour of artists’ studios in the Pojoaque River Valley. Free, 10 AM–5 PM, reception and silent auction at Than Povi Fine Art Gallery on Friday 5–7 pm, September 20 Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon. USA Track & Field–certified point-to-point course drops 1,000 feet over 13.1 miles, beginning at Fort Marcy Park and ending at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. 5K run and 1-mile walk options. $20–$75, 8 am,

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men or anybody—as people. Besides, I’m married, have two daughters and a granddaughter, so strong-willed, independent females surround me. And are there any other kind? The Wyoming climate and topography have become characters in their own right, all through the books. If Walt isn’t seeing mysterious visions in a blizzard, a flash flood has uncovered a fossilized T. rex [Dry Bones, the latest Craig Johnson novel]. Your own connection to the landscape is clearly powerful. Have you always felt that way, or is it something you have come to appreciate? Well, I live on a ranch, and I think that keeps me grounded in the natural world. It might be simpler to insulate yourself if you live in a city, but in the least populated county in the least populated state in America there aren’t as many opportunities to hide. It was my old pal and mentor, Tony Hillerman, who advised me to find a framework for the series, and I started thinking about the things that have the greatest effect on us as Westerners, and that has to be the weather. So, I pulled what I call a Vivaldi and divided the books into four seasons so that one year in Walt’s life is four in ours, and that has a direct effect on the type and tone of the novels. Have you already planned the long-term futures of Walt, Vic, Henry, and company, or is everything unfolding for you as it goes? Yep, I’ve got their lives pretty much planned out. We just had a tragic occurrence in Dry Bones, which is going to have long-term effects on all of their futures. I think it’s imperative in a series to allow the characters to change and grow, and to keep challenging them, otherwise they become sluggish and repetitive—something the readers and I are looking to avoid. Congratulations on the Longmire television series being picked up and continued by Netflix. As the show’s creative consultant, will you have greater flexibility in terms of developing the characters and storylines? With the advent of Netflix, it’s kind of like we got kicked out of the reality-TV-basement-apartment up to the streaming penthouse. We’re gaining 20 more minutes of material per episode, which really makes a difference in an hour-long show. In the first three seasons, I would get the manuscripts and fall in love with a scene, and then I’d get the episode and the scene would be gone, victim to the basic cable, 42-minute format. I think the extra breathing room is really going to make a big difference. On the other hand they’re going to drop all 10 episodes at once in the fall, but you’re only going to watch them one-a-week, right? We can’t let you go without telling us when we can expect the next Longmire book. Any clues? The next book in the Longmire series, which will be out next year, is called The 1% Solution and takes place in Hulett, Wyoming, up in the northeast corner of the state. Hulett has a population of 396 and a police force of one—the problem being its sister city right across the border in South Dakota is a town by the name of Sturgis, which is having the 75th anniversary of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, and expecting more than a million bikers. About half of those bikers are going to funnel through Wyoming and past Devils Tower and the town of Hulett, and that seemed like something Walt and Henry should be in on. Copyright 2015. Santa Fean (ISSN 1094-1487 & USPS # 0018-866), Volume 43, Number 4, August/September 2015. Santa Fean is published bimonthly by Bella Media, LLC, Pacheco Park, 1512 Pacheco St, Ste D-105, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA, (505) 983-1444. CPM # 40065056. Periodicals postage paid at Santa Fe, NM and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to Santa Fean, P.O. Box 16946, North Hollywood, CA 91615-6946. august/september 2015

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As the urban hub for several nearby pueblos, the Four Corners town of Gallup hosts the longstanding Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial festivities every August, celebratimg Native American culture and identity via art, food, and dancing. Visitors also flock to Gallup to buy locally made Native American jewelry and fine art at the monthly ArtsCrawl and the Saturday flea market, and to witness the traditional Indian dances that fill the courthouse square nightly from May through September. Other annual events include rodeos, running and cycling races, and a hot air balloon rally at Red Rock Park, to name just a few. In the past few years, Gallup has reinvented itself as a year-round recreational oasis for mountain bikers, hikers, and sightseers. Besides the flowing high desert trail system and the network of ponderosa- and aspen-lined trails in the McGaffey forest area, the Church Rock and Pyramid Rock trails offer moderate hikes through deep, vertical canyons with 360-degree views of towering cliffs and bluffs. In addition, several national monuments— including El Morro, El Malpais, and Canyon de Chelly—are only a short drive away. For more information, visit —Cristina Olds


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