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santa fe festivals • art shows • music • interview: anne hillerman

August/September 2017

summer 2017


Roger Williams

Firelight 24 x 24 Oil

Solo Exhibition 2017 August 25 – September 3 Opening Reception Friday, August 25

5 to 7 pm

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727 info@joewadefineart.com www.joewadefineart.com

Manfred Rapp

Evening Glow, Venice 30 x 40 Oil

Solo Exhibition 2017 September 22 – October 1 Opening Reception Friday, September 22

5 to 7 pm

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727 info@joewadefineart.com www.joewadefineart.com


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LAS CAMPANAS JEWEL mls: 201601783 | $2,995,000 Five-bedroom, 9,728-square-foot Las Campanas custom estate. Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

20 HOLLYHOCK CIRCLE mls: 201700277 | $2,500,000 Spacious Contemporary-style 4BR, 5BA hilltop home in Las Campanas. Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

711 PANORAMA LANE 711PanoramaLane.com | $2,395,000 This gated 2.8 acre estate has a main house, guest house and 6+ car-art studio. Phillip Coombs | 505.660.5256

VAN GOGH/MONET INSPIRED HOME mls: 201604768 | $999,999 Meticulous historic estate nestled along the Rio Grande in Guique. David Cordova | 505.660.9744

309 DELGADO mls: 201701157 | $949,000 Remodeled 2BR, 1BA home offers light-filled luxury steps from Canyon Road. K.C. Martin | 505.690.7192

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HACIENDA DEL SOL, TAOS, NM mls: 201702690 | $2,950,000 Historic Northern New Mexico Inn with 12 guest rooms and lush grounds. David Cordova | 505.660.9744

TURTLE WALK, TAOS, NM mls: 201602404 | $2,900,000 Former home of Millicent Rogers, a bucolic 71-acre estate in the Taos Valley. Team Blankenship & Moore, David Fries | 505.310.2079

60 PALO DURO mls: 201701378 | $1,995,000 Private five-bedroom Tesuque home designed by Beverly Spears. Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

7255 A OLD SANTA FE TRAIL mls: 201603509 | $1,395,000 Elegant 4BR, 4BA home on 2.26 acres enjoys spectacular mountain views. Chris Webster | 505.780.9500

2 LUGAR DE MADISON mls: 201603411 | $799,000 Classically styled 2,861-square-foot home in the Puertas of Las Campanas. Lois Sury | 505.470.4672

42 WEST SAN MARCOS mls: 201702296 | $665,000 Southwestern-style 4BR, 5BA hacienda and detached guest house on 12.5 acres. Cindy Sheff | 505.470.6114

SANTA FE BROKERAGE | 231 WASHINGTON AVENUE, SANTA FE, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 | SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/SANTAFE Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Real estate agents affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET September 2 Santa Fe, NM

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

October 28

Germantown, TN

Germantown Performing Arts Center

October 30

Chattanooga, TN UTC Fine Arts Center

November 3 Carmel, IN

The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts

November 10-11

New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

November 14

Vernon, BC, Canada

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

November 17-18 Victoria, BC, Canada Royal Theatre

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21 BIG TESUQUE CANYON mls: 201600778 | $4,449,500 Newly built architecturally designed home for artful living. Roxanne Apple & Johnnie Gillespie | 505.660.5998

32 CAMINO DE LOS MONTOYAS mls: 201701745 | $2,995,000 Classic Northside Adobe Compound Retreat… Seek No Further. Gary Bobolsky | 505.470.0927

88 VISTA DEL ORO mls: 201601392 | $2,495,000 This 126.351-acre Ortiz Mountain retreat features expansive views. Judith Ivey | 505.577.5157

1400-A CERRO GORDO mls: 201702819 | $1,950,000 Authentic adobe hacienda-style 3BR home bordering the Santa Fe River. Gary Bobolsky | 505.470.0927

365 CALLE LARGO mls: 201503492 | $1,395,000 Charming Ranchos del Rito 3-bedroom log cabin nestled on 117.6 acres. Roxanne Apple & Johnnie Gillespie | 505.660.5998

203 ROSARIO mls: 201702584 | $997,000 Graceful house and guesthouse, only blocks to Santa Fe’s Plaza. Emily Garcia | 505.699.6644

SANTA FE BROKERAGE | 231 WASHINGTON AVENUE, SANTA FE, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 | SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/SANTAFE Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Real estate agents affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.

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Poppies de Provence, 48” x 50” Oil on Canvas Poppies Poppies de de Provence, Provence, 48” 48” xx 50” 50” Oil Oil on on Canvas Canvas

“Expressions” “Expressions” September 11 - September 24 “Expressions”

September 11 Artists Reception: 15th September 11 -- September September 24 24 Artists Artists Reception: Reception: September September 15th 15th

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BRUCE KING Warrior’s Realm

Reflections on the Waterline 48 x 36 unf oil

August 15 through August 28 LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION BY THE ARTIST Saturday, August 19 3 pm - 5 pm EXHIBITION DATES


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414 CANYON ROAD|SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO 87501 505.982.2073|WWW.MARKWHITEFINEART.COM Shown here: Mark White, Mesa Country, oil on canvas, 60” x 36”

robert striffolino

“Within and Beyond #12”

oil on canvas

66” x 54”

Robert Striffolino - “Gardenscapes and Other Views”, September 15 - October 16, 2017 Opening Reception September 15, 5-7pm Globe Fine Art Open Daily 10-6

727 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 Sundays 11-5 www.globefineart.com


Christopher Martin Gallery Santa Fe | Aspen | Dallas






644 Canyon Road | 505.303.3483 | open daily



30 the arts + culture issue


36 Performing Arts

Richard Gonzales

August / September 2017


Concerts for every ear, along with dance events, Bandstand, and The Santa Fe Opera courtesy christopher martin gallery

44 Literature

Author Anne Hillerman on continuing her father’s Chee and Leaphorn legacy

62 Spas, Even if You’re Shy Everyone can enjoy the deep relaxation of a spa experience



26 Publisher’s Note

gabriella marks

30 City Different HIPICO Santa Fe and Whitehawk bring summer to a close, while Fiesta de Santa Fe, Wine & Chile Fiesta, and the Renaissance Fair mark the beginning of autumn 46 Art The best of the arts in Santa Fe this summer, including Indian Market shows, new galleries, and respected artists

courtesy daviid rothermel contemporary

145 Living Two interior designers make an 810-square-foot home feel spacious and elegant


douglas merriam

153 Dining Chef Johnny Vee savors L’Olivier and enjoys the fresh air at Coyote Cafe



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Experience ... the Difference

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summer 2017

arts+culture ON THE COVER Brett Kern with Justin Rothshank (surface decals), ceramic inflatable astronaut, slip cast, low-fire clay, white clay, 22 x 13" Courtesy form & concept

Live Plaza Webcam on SantaFean.com


publisher’s note


WHILE SANTA FE IS FILLED with a rich cultural life in every season, nothing compares to what is taking place right now. Santa Fe reaches its artistic crescendo during the last eight weeks of summer, and it’s the time to absorb all of the energy that has gone into creating significant art forms. Considering all the arts that Santa Fe is proud to offer, we stand side by side with some of the great festivals in the world, such as those in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Charleston, South Carolina. Of course we have several major advantages over those destinations: lovely, sunny mild weather; more manageably sized crowds; and easy access to nature—all enveloped in the magical spiritual feeling of Santa Fe. Santa Fe is well known for our art scene, and the many artistic achievements reflected in the coming pages are impressive. This year, the offerings arise in most genres, suitable for all tastes. We feature Anne Hillerman, one of the many wonderful writers who call Santa Fe home. We share the artistic efforts of the builders and interior designers who create homes that capture the Santa Fe lifestyle. In summer, the arts come alive from the Plaza to the hills, with the sounds of flamenco, symphonic music, opera, chorale, and chamber music wafting through our downtown streets and into our hearts. Every day in Santa Fe is a festival of creativity, but right now is when it all happens simultaneously. As you move through the pages of Santa Fean, and then through the streets of Santa Fe, let creativity touch your life and allow yourself to experience the emotions that are, possibly, buried Monday through Friday. During the creative process, something sparks in every art or artisan, providing inspiration. The more you, the viewer, can feel this, the more value the art has. By allowing yourself to be touched this way, your own creative side will have a chance to blossom. When you think of the purpose of art in all its forms, isn’t that the ultimate goal? It’s what this time in Santa Fe is about. Soak it all in.


For up-to-the-minute happenings, nightlife, gallery openings, and museum shows, visit SantaFeanCalendar.com You can also sign up for Santa Fean’s E-Newsletter at SantaFean.com

Seen photographs by Around Lisa Law



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Inger Jirby’s New Mexico

“Sunset Over Small Village in New Mexico” Acrylic on Linen 36x48"

Inger Jirby Gallery

& Sculpture Garden 207 Ledoux Street Taos, NM

575.758.7333 jirby@newmex.com


Inger Jirby’s New Mexico Solo Show Opening Reception Saturday September 16th, 2017 5-7pm Taos

CHARLOTTE FOUST Intersecting Forms


bruce adams amy gross


AUGUST 11 – 27, 2017 EDITOR

anne maclachlan


Opening Reception:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 5 – 7pm

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Golden Light, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 60 × 48 inches

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200 – B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 phone 505.984.2111 hunterkirklandcontemporary.com



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the buzz around town

Fiesta de Santa Fe The 305th Fiesta de Santa Fe kicks off on August 27 with a pre-Fiesta show on the Plaza from 3–7 pm. This is a free, all-ages party. Fiesta events begin in earnest September 1 with the 93rd annual burning of Zozobra, a.k.a. “Old Man Gloom.” Festivities start at 2 pm at Fort Marcy Park, and Zozobra starts to burn around 9 pm. The enormous puppet is stuffed with the year’s “endings”—divorce papers, paid-off mortgages, and the like—and set afire in one final farewell to the chains of the year. The following days are then filled with fine arts and crafts markets, a mariachi extravaganza, concerts, food booths, and other celebrations, with the official opening of Fiesta on September 8. The delightful and always-popular Desfile de Los Niños (a children’s pet parade) winds through the streets on the 9th. The closing ceremonies take place on September 10 beginning at 5:15 pm. —Amanda N. Pitman



Entertainment on the Plaza bandstand goes on during Fiesta weekend.

Fiesta de Santa Fe, August 27–September 10, events, times, and locations vary, santafefiesta.org

Right: The parade of children and their pets through downtown is a good reason to get up and out early Saturday, September 9. Right, Little Red Riding Hood and her “wolf” walk near—but not through—the woods. The parade begins at 9 am.



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Above: On September 1, The burning of Zozobra—Old Man Gloom— kicks off Fiesta and dispels the woes of the previous year.

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta



EVENT The 27th annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta happens September 27 through October 1. During these five days, over 75 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants will be coupled with more than 90 national wineries. Other events will also take place, such as wine seminars, cooking demos, a film fiesta, guest chef luncheons, tastings, and tours, along with the Gruet Golf Classic and the alwayspopular Grand Tasting. Ticket sales are already in full swing; tickets must be purchased and printed in advance and all events are 21+ only.—ANP

The enormous tent that houses the Grand Tasting sits on the grounds of The Santa Fe Opera. Inset: Tourists and locals alike flock to Wine and Chile Fiesta to sample New Mexican food and wine.

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, September 27–October 1, times, prices, and locations vary, santafewineandchile.org neebin southall

Below: This lovely pot by Eleanor Pino Griego (Zia Pueblo), will be auctioned off.

Above: A vintage Zuni pin is set with turquoise, mother-of-pearl, jet, and spondylus shell.

AUCTION The 42nd annual Wheelwright Benefit Auction, this year with an online component from August 1–11, offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase a special selection of Native American art. This option also gives out-of-town and local bidders the chance to acquire some fantastic items. Thursday, August 17, the silent auction begins at 3 pm and runs until 5 pm, with the last table closing at 4:30 pm. Live auction items can be previewed at this time. On Friday the 18th, live artist demonstrations will take place at the museum from 9 am until noon. The artists, including painter Quahade Burgess (Comanche) and jeweler Mosgaadace Casuse (Navajo/Ojibwe), will each donate a piece to the live auction, which begins at noon. Proceeds from this auction go to support the exhibits and educational programming presented by the museum. Museum admission is free on the 17th and 18th.—ANP

At the Artist’s Table Two of Santa Fe’s most prized elements—food and art—combine to raise money for the Partners in Education Foundation (supporting local teachers and students) and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Youth Arts programs in the annual At the Artist’s Table gathering. This year’s theme is “A Taste of Chaco.” Dinner will be prepared by Chef Kai Autenrieth of the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, and the featured artist is EVENT

michael burgan

neebin southall

Wheelwright Benefit Auction

Wheelwright Benefit Auction, August 1–11 online, Thursday, August 17, 11 am–5 pm, Friday, August 18, 9 am–3 pm, free, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, wheelwright.org/auction

Left: Lorraine Lewis is this year’s featured artist for At the Artist’s Table. The potter has Laguna, Taos, and Hopi roots.

award-winning potter Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna/ Taos/Hopi). Each guest will be given a signed, limited edition Lewis work inspired by Chaco Canyon artifacts. Chef Autenrieth’s menu reflects Lewis’s heritage, and the dishes are paired with wines from Arroyo Vino. This fundraiser takes place at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.—Anne Maclachlan At the Artist’s Table, August 15, 6–9 pm, $250 per person, Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe, attheartiststable.org august/september 2017

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Objects of Art Santa Fe

Whitehawk American Indian & Ethnographic Art Show Now in its 39th year, the Whitehawk American Indian & Ethnographic Art Show will once again take over the Santa Fe Community Convention Center for a one-night and three-day extravaganza. This will be the first year that Whitehawk will combine their two shows into one world-class event. Whitehawk’s owner and producer, Marcia Berridge, states, “Combining the two shows has allowed us to focus our efforts into one antique tribal event that highlights the very top tier of dealers in both American Indian and ethnographic material . . . we are excited about the fresh dynamic this change will bring to Whitehawk.” More than 100 dealers welcome both serious buyers and browsers of antique American Indian and ethnographic art. Items available include fine and historic art, baskets, weavings, beadwork, figurines, carvings, tribal art and shields, masks, and much more. As always, only cash or checks are accepted for tickets.—ANP



SHOW Beginning Thursday, August 10, through Sunday, August 13, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in the Railyard will host the Objects of Art Santa Fe show, now in its eighth year. The show offers wide-ranging, high-quality art, including fine art and sculpture, folk and tribal art, rare books, American Indian, Asian, and African art, mid-20th-century furniture, contemporary textiles, jewelry, and other finds. It’s an eclectic mix of old and new, and the show’s co-producer notes, “People are no longer keeping strict boundaries in art; they are uniting and putting diverse pieces together. They want to have art and design they can live with, they can wear, and they can love.” The Objects of Art show is followed by the fourth annual Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe, August 15–18.—ANP

Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show, August 11–14, Friday night opening party 6–9 pm, $85 and includes two-day show admission; three-day show Saturday, August 12–Monday, August 14, 10 am–5 pm, $15 per day or $25 for a run-of-show pass, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, whitehawkshows.com The finds at Whitehawk range across continents and cultures, such as this ceramic incensario dating to 600–900 CE.


Objects of Art Santa Fe, opening night gala August 10, 6–9 pm, $50; weekend show August 11–13, 11 am–5 pm, $15 per day, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia, objectsofartsantafe.com Below: AHA Progressive Arts Fair will hold the attention of even the smallest visitors.


AHA (After Hours Alliance) Progressive Arts Fair 2017 EVENT For one day only, the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza will host the 2017 AHA Progressive Arts Fair—now in its seventh year—a full-day celebration of emerging, experimental, interdisciplinary, and interactive art, music, and performance. Visitors can expect more than 25 art booths, two music stages, pop-up performances, a maker’s market, local vendors, food trucks, and of course, more than a few surprises. This event is one of three hosted by AHA during the year—The Art of the Machine, Progressive Arts Fair, and String of Lights: A Holiday Market—all aiming to “create a platform for artists to experiment with showing and performing work free from the requirements that are often laid out by traditional art markets, performance venues, and gallery environments.”—ANP

AHA Progressive Arts Fair, September 17, 1–8 pm, free, Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, Cerrillos and Guadalupe, ahafestival.com/progressive-arts-fair-2017 32


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HIPICO Santa Fe Rider Michael Elmore and his mount, Quin, take first place in the 2016 Rancho Corazon Master Choice.

Through August 13, HIPICO Santa Fe—Santa Fe’s full-service equestrian facility—hosts two more weeks of spirited, high-stakes jumping competition. August 2–6, Santa Fe Fiesta week, sees the $30,000 City of Santa Fe Fiesta Grand Prix; the second week, August 9–13, is the Grand Prix de Santa Fe, with the $40,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe as the finale. There is free admission to this exciting competition, with a beer and wine garden, fantastic food, the History of the Horse exhibition, and much more. There will also be a fall community horse show on September 22 and a harvest fling dressage show in midOctober.—ANP

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Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

ShowHouse Santa Fe 2017

Hear ye, hear ye; there is even more to explore in Santa Fe than the gorgeous scenery, captivating art, and delectable food. Wrapping up the summer is the annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, a family-friendly trip into the past at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Jugglers, jesters, and jousters abound, along with the opportunity to explore the arts and sciences of the Renaissance age. There are exhibitions of music, dance, and swordplay, along with plenty of food to fuel visitors. Proceeds help support El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the pre-K through 8th-grade Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences.—AM Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, September 16–17, 10 am–5 pm; $10–$12, kids 12 and under, free; golondrinas.org Top: Musicians fill the historic ranch with the sounds of the Renaissance era. Left: Clan Tynker has been performing magic, juggling, and circus acts for more than 20 years.


Below: What’s a Renaissance fair without a sword fight?



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courtesy santa fe properties


charles mann


HIPICO Santa Fe, Santa Fe Fiesta week, August 2–6, Grand Prix de Santa Fe, August 9–13, venue open at 8 AM, free, hipicosantafe.com

FUNDRAISER/EVENT ShowHouse Santa Fe has a new feel in 2017. This year’s design teams will be challenged to create themed indoor and outdoor living spaces according to the concept “West of Contemporary.” The selected house is offered for sale by Santa Fe Properties. Set on 36 acres, it is an eight-stall horse property with magnificent views; a seven-bedroom, 12-bath Pueblo style built in the 1940s, with plenty of scope for the teams to present their unique designs, both indoors and outdoors. Design teams often have items for sale in the rooms they present, as well as in a special area set aside and filled with highend accessories like pillows, lamps, and other home decorating touches. A grand opening gala with food and music will take place on the premises on Friday, October 6; regular public home tours will take place that weekend (October 7 and 8) and the next (October 14 and 15). ShowHouse Santa Fe raises more than $50,000 for Dollars4Schools.org, which funds numerous classroom programs within the Santa Fe School District.—AM

ShowHouse Santa Fe 2017, opening gala October 6; public tours October 7–8 and October 14–15. Plans are still in motion: tickets and updated schedules can be found at showhousesantafe.com


45th Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival six weeks of classical music by Keiko Ohnuma

Above: Ida Kavafian, a staple at the Chamber Music Festival, plays both violin and viola.



The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is a beloved summer destination for classical music fans. The 45 concerts—nearly every day for six weeks—offer opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists from around the world to perform both familiar and rare repertoire in everything from solo recitals to sextets and octets. Concerts are staged at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art and The Lensic Performing Arts Center. For the 45th season, executive director Steven Ovitsky points to a number of highlights, including a performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale on August 17, narrated by actor and writer Wallace Shawn. “Our artist-in-residence is David Daniels, the leading countertenor working in the operatic and concert world today,” adds Ovitsky. Daniels will be singing in three concerts, August 13, 16, and 19, ranging from mélodies by Reynaldo Hahn to American folk songs to the baroque arias for which his voice is particularly well suited. august/september 2017

Noon piano recitals are an August highlight, with Kirill Gerstein, Jonathan Biss, and Inon Barnaton doing the honors on August 8, 10, and 17 at St. Francis Auditorium. Compositions by Kurt Weill and Astor Piazzolla—and yes, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms—provide highlights for both the audience and the 80-plus musicians who will gather for what Ovitsky terms “. . . one of the most extensive and well-known chamber music festivals in the world.” He adds, “It gets better all the time and has been able to grow in stature from year to year,” thanks to supporters divided equally between New Mexico and the rest of the music-loving world. Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, santafechambermusic.com

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The triumphant finish to a Mozart string quintet, written for two violins, two violas, and a cello. The mural in St. Francis Auditorium makes a lovely background.

The Santa Fe Symphony 2017–2018 Season

The Santa Fe Symphony’s upcoming season of symphonic music includes both orchestral standards and some less-familiar pieces. From September through May, the men and women in black take the stage each month. The season begins on September 17 with Yekwon Sunwoo, winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performing the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. Edward Elgar’s intriguing Enigma Variations rounds out the program. Other soloists for the year include violinists Alexi Kenney playing Haydn and Dvořák in October and Andrés Cárdenes presenting Mozart in March; cellist Joshua Roman with the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in February; and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe finishing the concert series on May 19 and 20 with Samuel Barber’s concerto. The Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus join up for the traditional November performances of Handel’s Messiah, ushering in the holiday season. On December 10, the orchestra offers the Christmas Treasures concert, another city favorite for the holidays. April brings Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa off the podium to take a turn as soloist in Ernesto Cordero’s Ínsula, a four-movement suite for solo violin and strings. The Puerto Rican composer dedicated Ínsula to Figueroa, who premiered the piece in 2009. Symphonies on the schedule include Shostakovich’s First, Beethoven’s Fourth, Mozart’s 36th, Brahms’s Third—Santana fans might recognize the Poco allegretto movement—and Schumann’s Symphony No. 1. Other major pieces include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake, a suite from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt, and some Brahms pieces for orchestra and chorus to close out the season.

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Above: Cuban-born violinist Andrés Cárdenes has a long résumé as both a performer and as a teacher. He will play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 on March 18 and will conduct the concert as well.

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Above: Dana Winograd, principal cellist, and Joel Becktell, assistant principal, enrich The Santa Fe Symphony’s cello section.

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Above: Cellist Joshua Roman plays Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in an all-Russian program February 11. Left: Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe plays American composer Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Piano in the season’s final concerts, May 19 and 20. august/september 2017

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Left: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg kicks off Santa Fe Pro Musica’s 36th season with the music of Astor Piazzola.

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Above: The Escher String Quartet warms up January with Haydn, Kurtág, and Beethoven.

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Santa Fe Pro Musica’s 2017–2018 season continues the mix of tried-and-true favorites with 20th- and 21st-century compositions. The Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra plays under conductor Thomas O’Connor, with Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Ensemble, three string quartets, and several soloists performing during the year. The season opens September 23 and 24 with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg playing Argentine composer Astor Piazzola’s tango-flavored The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Anne-Marie McDermott returns in November to complete her cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the orchestra; this time, it’s No. 1 and No. 5, “The Emperor.” Rising star Benjamin Beilman will be back December 29 with Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”) for violin and string orchestra in a concert that also includes pieces by de Falla, Copland, and Santa Fean Aaron Stern. Pianist Conrad Tao returns with Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor in late January 2018 in a concert also featuring a Mozart symphony and Chamber Dance by American composer Joan Tower. In late April, David Felberg takes the baton from O’Connor to conduct the orchestra and pianist Benjamin Hochman in a Mozart piano concerto, Mozart’s “Prague” symphony, and works by Stravinsky and Missy Mazzoli. String Works Series brings the Escher String Quartet, the Danish String Quartet, and St. Lawrence String Quartet in January, February, and March, respectively. Programs include Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms as well as György Kurtág, John Adams, and Jörg Widmann. Each Sunday afternoon concert is preceded by a morning master class, where members of the community can watch the quartet coach student ensembles. Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Ensemble, headed by concertmaster Stephen Redfield, again presents their Baroque Christmas and Baroque Holy Week concerts in the lovely Loretto Chapel. Contralto Avery Amereau and mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski are featured at Christmas, and Amereau and baroque oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz both perform Bach for Holy Week. Santa Fe Pro Musica, sfpromusica.org 38


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Above: Avery Amereau, a young contralto, returns to Santa Fe for Pro Musica’s Baroque Christmas and Baroque Holy Week concerts.

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Above: Conrad Tao first played with Pro Musica as a 14-year-old during the 2008–2009 season. He will make his seventh appearance in January.

Left: Benjamin Beilman returns to Santa Fe Pro Musica to play Leonard Bernstein.

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale 35th anniversary summer festival

the piece that Boyd is writing is being set to poetry from a workshop held at the [Santa Fe County Youth Development Center].” Rounding out the season is Music From a Secret Chapel, an early-music program focused on William Byrd and his Renaissance contemporaries, and a contemporary program, The Hope of Loving, including a piece by last year’s composer-in-residence, Jake Runestad. This program also features John Corigliano’s Fern Hill, accompanied by musicians from the Santa Fe Symphony—another example of what Mayer calls “a dynamic where we’re digging deeper, and at the same time reaching out.” Santa Fe Desert Chorale, desertchorale.org

Above and top: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi makes a stunning setting for the Desert Chorale. This year, the Liberté: Music of Resistance and Revolution program will be at the cathedral.

Left: Christ Church Santa Fe will host the Desert Chorale’s Justice, a program of spirituals and gospel.

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For music lovers transported by the sound of the human voice, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale has long been a highlight of the summer music season. For those newer to choral music, the respected choir of 24 professional singers is working to extend its reach through collaborations with other arts organizations and community groups in venues ranging from craft breweries to the Isotopes ballpark. Now in his ninth season as music director, Joshua Habermann has chosen timely themes for the 35th anniversary season: Liberté, Justice, The Hope of Loving, and Music From a Secret Chapel, to be performed in 14 concerts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque through August 13. Liberté includes music written by Francis Poulenc during the Nazi occupation of France, as well as songs from the Terezin concentration camp. Works from the Singing Revolution (1987–1991) that forced the Soviets out of Estonia—the subject of one of two films to be included for the first time in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts—will also be performed. Justice features spirituals and gospel music curated by André J. Thomas, a foremost authority, who is bringing his protégé, composer Brandon Boyd. “This is a place where I’m really excited about robust community programming in conjunction with our main programming,” says Janice Mayer, executive director, “because

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| PERFORMIN G ARTS | Below: Edward Parks portrays the moody, complex figure of Steve Jobs in the premiere of Mason Bates’s opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

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Brenda Rae takes the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor. First performed in 1835, Donizetti’s tragic opera has long been an audience favorite.

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Above: Joshua Hopkins will sing the role of Dr. Falke in the 2017 production of Die Fledermaus at The Santa Fe Opera.



The Santa Fe Opera has an admirable history of presenting new operas—Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain was a hit in 2015. This year’s offering, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, is a commissioned piece nearly two years in the making. Who better to inspire a modern-day opera than the paradoxical, volatile, and brilliant CEO of Apple? The score is by Mason Bates, known for successfully incorporating electronica into symphonic music, and who was pleased to bring computer-generated influences to his first opera. With a nonlinear libretto by Mark Campbell, the story of Jobs’s self-questioning at the end of his life “exists at the intersection of creativity, technology, and human communication,” Bates writes. “I think that can make for thrilling opera.” The rest of the 2017 repertoire offers something for just about everyone “spanning

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centuries of music, from ancient to contemporary,” according to opera spokesman Daniel Zillman. There is an updated English-language version of Strauss’s crowd-pleasing Die Fledermaus, one of the greatest Viennese operettas. At the other end of the spectrum from lighthearted and comic is Donizetti’s tragic romance Lucia di Lammermoor, the “Scottish Romeo and Juliet,” which culminates in the definitive operatic portrayal of emotional breakdown. “Probably our biggest set of the season is The Golden Cockerel,” Zillman notes. Rimsky-Korsakov’s sharp political satire about the downfall of a pompous dictator was put on the opera calendar a few years ago—and the staging is dazzling. Finally, Handel’s magnificent Alcina, something the opera has not done in many years, is a Baroque opera dating to 1735. It promises to be “a really exciting production,” Zillman says, beautiful and theatrical—coming full circle from the techno-with-Tibetan-prayer-bowls of the Mason Bates premiere. All five productions are in rotation through August 26. The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, santafeopera.org

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After nearly a month of reconstructing a 2,225-square-foot building with their own hands and vision, Santa Fe’s flamenco power couple is dancing again—this time with a new performance and practice space, El Flamenco— for Entreflamenco in downtown Santa Fe. Entreflamenco’s origins go back to Spain in 1998, where founder and artistic director Antonio Granjero, a child prodigy who began touring at age 9, was based. Now in Santa Fe, the company has continued to grow with the addition of co-director Estefania Ramirez, who founded the flamenco festival Jornadas Flamencas in Spain. Completely dedicated to flamenco, the new venue provides adult classes, free community youth flamenco and percussion programs, and Entreflamenco seasonal performances. El Flamenco is approaching its first anniversary this September, as the summer season closes and

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Lighting, costumes, music, and dance: all create the deep drama of a flamenco performance.

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Nothing says flamenco like black lace and a self-confident attitude. Ramirez strikes a pose.

the fall season begins. The summer season includes 56 shows, new choreography, and extravagant costuming. Ramirez says artists from New York, Spain, and Santa Fe will join the company in the fall. One of her favorite pieces during the summer season is a duet between herself and another female dancer that “showcases tradition yet innovation and preservation of the art form of flamenco” with femininity and the opposition of individual dance techniques. She also enthuses about a full-company number that will be part of the fall season, describing it as “neo-classical Spanish dance meets flamenco and exquisite musical composition.” Santa Fe maintains an active flamenco scene, due in large part to the tireless efforts of nowretired dancer María Benítez, who created a performance style that suits both small- and large-scale stages. Ramirez, who toured with Benítez, says Entreflamenco continues to pursue this style of flamenco “to create an ambience, to create a venue, where we bring flamenco of the highest-caliber level of artistry here, in areas of not only performances but of instruction and activities that everyone can draw from.”

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photograph of what seems to be an angry mushroom cloud bursting from the smooth ripples of a Southwestern desertscape hangs in the living room of Anne Hillerman’s Santa Fe home. She hurriedly escorts her enthusiastic dog into another part of the adobe house, which has a distinct New Mexico feel: the Great Seal of New Mexico adorns the entryway. Perhaps the bomb picture is also a nod to our state’s history?

On her deck, surrounded by juniper forest and the tinkling of wind chimes, Hillerman relaxes and begins to tell the story of her stories with: “It’s complicated.” Anne has a knack for making the complicated simple. Like her father, Tony Hillerman, she was a journalist before she was a novelist. “Being a journalist taught me efficiency,” she says. “To make things as good as you can make them, but to realize that part of being human is that it is not going to be perfect.” Managing expectations comes with the territory when carrying on the legacy of a beloved author. In 2013 Anne published Spider Woman’s Daughter, the first installment in the continuation of her father’s wildly successful Leaphorn and Chee series. She admits being terrified of getting something wrong. “It made my blood run cold. There are readers out there who know every nuance. I thought, people are going to see the front of this book with the ‘Hillerman’ part and then see this ‘Anne’ word in front and they’re going to think, ‘What’s happened to the books I love?’” The mystery novel focusing on Bernie Manuelito debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and she followed it with two more installments in the series. Anne recalls that prior to Tony’s death in 2008, she had suggested to her father that he make Bernie a stronger character. “He gave me that little smile dads give daughters, and said, ‘Oh honey, that’s such a good idea.’ But I knew he would never do it. When he died, I thought I should see if I could write a novel where Bernie would be not just the pretty girlfriend but a full-fledged crime solver.” Anne relied on the advice of the same person her father had leaned on for support: her mother. “My mom was always Dad’s first editor. He would not have been the writer he was without her. He often said he didn’t think he did a good job writing about female characters. I think the best writing he did about a woman character was about Joe Leaphorn’s wife, Emma, and Dad writes best about her only after she’s dead. When Leaphorn is remembering her and talking about how much he loved her, you could just feel how much he misses her. Writing about how much men love women was easier than actually bringing women to life in a book.” While on the topic of getting comfortable with imperfection, Anne refers to the Navajo creation story in which two hero twins slay monsters to make the world safe for humans. They purposely spare two monsters, poverty and old age, so people appreciate the transience of prosperity and life. As the interview ends, Anne points to the image in her living room. “It’s from Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: [On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn],” Anne’s essay (in conjunction with photographer Don Strel) in tribute to her late father. On closer inspection, the photo’s true subject is revealed: a billowy cloud pouring a thick, black column of rain onto the jagged edges of the Grand Canyon’s abyss. Monsters take on unexpected forms. Sometimes a bomb is really just a passing storm, and death a new beginning for a daughter paying tribute to her father while finding her own voice.


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It’s high summer in our high-desert city. Santa Fean magazine guides you to the most exciting artists and exhibitions at dozens of galleries in and around town.

Billy Schenck, Riders in the Sage, oil on canvas, 20 x 30"


“Blue Rain Gallery has a warm and welcoming staff that is knowledgeable about the art and happy to spend quality time with visitors,” says executive director Denise Phetteplace. Started in 1993 by Leroy Garcia, Blue Rain Gallery currently occupies a 9,000-square-foot space with abundant natural light, situated in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District. “It is the ideal setting to display and view art,” notes Phetteplace. Of this, there is a great variety. The gallery currently represents more than 30 contemporary artists who work in paint, ceramics, bronze, glass, wood, and jewelry. One of the gallery’s painters, Billy Schenck, creates graphic Western scenes that pair pop art with Santa Fe’s rich history.—Stephanie Love blueraingallery.com 46


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Perpetually expanding since its 2005 beginnings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Bill Hester Fine Art recently opened their third location on Santa Fe’s famous Canyon Road this June. Owner Bill Hester says he strives “to be a superb art dealer.” He explains, “Currently, we represent 18 artists and plan to keep that number under 25.” This allows Hester to “personally work closely with each artist.” He also emphasizes that the Bill Hester Fine Art brand seeks “artists with a depth and maturity of voice.” North Carolina–based painter Jane Filer shows at Bill Hester Fine Art. The ocean and woods near her home continue to inform her art.—SL billhesterfineart.com

Right: Jane Filer, Latecomer, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"


Founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1995, the first Christopher Martin Gallery was followed by another in Aspen, Colorado, and then a third, which opened in 2015 on Santa Fe’s Canyon Road. The gallery represents four contemporary abstract artists, including painter and photographer Christopher H. Martin, who is best known for his acrylic-on-acrylic paintings, which are envisioned and painted in reverse. The other three artists are sculptors: Michael Sirvet, Gregory Price, and Jarrett West. Their works complement one another, and as gallery director Timothy Harman explains, “All of our artists do a number of commissions each year based on being malleable to the desires of the collector or designer; ourselves and our artists want to include the collector each step of the way.”—SL christophermartingallery.com

Left: Christopher Martin, Veldi III, acrylic on acrylic, 60 x 48"

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Giner Bueno, El Regreso, oil on canvas, 44 x 63"

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Owners of Gallery 901 Sherry Ikeda and John Schaeffer “believe that fine art (its inspiration, creation, display, and distribution) is as important to our culture as music, dance, film, and literature.” Representing 23 artists, Gallery 901 has shown a select variety of painting styles—among them impressionism and hyperrealism, as well as bronze sculptures and encaustic artworks—on Canyon Road since April, 2013. Impressionist master Giner Bueno uses his European training and the talent passed down from his father, Luis Giner Vallas, to render gorgeous scenes, mostly painted in his studio in Godella, Spain. Emphasizing the important balance between fine artists, galleries, and collectors for the community, Ikeda and Schaeffer share that their mission is “to put a piece of original art in every home in America!”—SL gallery901.org



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The late Gibson Nez has received over 700 awards and is one of the top contemporary Navajo artists. He has been named “Master of Stampwork” and is in the Cowboy Hall of Fame


Above: Paul Rhymer, Roadrunner With Cactus, bronze, 24 x 12 x 12"

Douglas Aagard and Paul Rhymer Manitou presents a Thursday evening reception during Indian Market week for two Western artists. Douglas Aagard, who lives in Utah, began as a watercolorist but was eventually drawn to the richness of oil painting. His landscape paintings utilize bright, saturated color and a depth of field. Paul Rhymer studied drawing and painting in school, but found himself working for the Smithsonian as a taxidermist and model-maker. Upon retirement, he put his experiences with taxidermy, birdwatching, and hunting to use in a second career as a wildlife sculptor. His firsthand knowledge of anatomy and wildlife behavior is evident in his work.—Lisa Van Sickle manitougalleries.com

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Above: Charlotte Foust, Golden Light, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Charlotte Foust

For Charlotte Foust, the process of creating is as important as the final product. Her evocative use of color is tempered with quiet places that provide entry for the viewer to journey through the paintings at a whim. With resistance to intellectualizing the process and work, she begins with simple lines and marks that transform into blasts of color—allowing her instincts to lead her as she manipulates the canvas or paper into a painting displaying multidimensional emotions. Foust recalls the abstract expressionist movement, and mentions the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Richard Diebenkorn as ideas she draws upon. Her paintings are included in private collections and museums such as the Mint Museum of Art, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the McColl Center for Art.—Amanda N. Pitman hunterkirklandcontemporary.com

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Focusing primarily on the figure, specifically Native Americans, this exhibition of Roger Williams’s work may have a few surprises—Williams has recently been teaching in Italy and may include a few picturesque European landscapes. His passion for travel is equaled by his love for working in the Southwest. Having over 25 one-man exhibitions, Williams’s work is exceptionally well received and internationally collected. Though founded in classical, traditional roots, his modern approach shows his own stylistic flair. He aims to engage the viewer emotionally, and produce appreciation for the poetic process of the work. His paintings are a passionate reflection of his own experiences.—ANP joewadefineart.com

Left: Roger Williams, Quiet Autumn Day, oil on linen panel, 24 x 18"

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The Globe Gallery

Above: Robert Striffolino, Garden Reflections #3, oil on canvas, 56 x 56"


Robert Striffolino has lived and painted in Santa Fe since 1978. Now represented by The Globe Gallery, he is showing a series of his paintings from his Garden series. Fascinated by the “organic, complex, and seemingly chaotic” shapes, colors, and patterns found in the botanical world, Striffolino takes what he finds and endeavors to turn the raw material into a painting. Striffolino’s artist’s statement expresses it thus: “Painting for me, as simply and succinctly as I can say, is a journey. I only want the materials of paint and surface as a means to discover deeper emotional and spiritual revelations about Life as I experience it.”—LVS globefineart.com



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Ventana Fine Art JOHN NIEtO

Celebrating three decades of showing John Nieto’s work, Ventana Fine Art presents An American Icon: John Nieto, marking his 31st annual solo exhibition during Indian Market. More than 30 new works will hang in this important exhibition. Nieto is known for his vibrant images of the people and animals of North America and is widely acknowledged as one of the first to bring a fauvist color theory to his chosen subject matter. Employing classic linear techniques, his art is a synthesis of philosophy and technical versatility. Nieto also produces etchings, lithographs, silk-screen prints, and sculptures in bronze. His work hangs in numerous private collections as well as several major museums.—ANP ventanafineart.com

Right: John Nieto, Alpha Buffalo, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20"

King Galleries King Galleries opens its annual summer-only gallery in Santa Fe with a series of creative shows that include a book signing and artist appearances. From August 4–20, Early San Ildefonso Innovators: 1920–45 highlights pottery by Tonita Roybal, Susana Aguilar, and Ramona Gonzales, and features a visit on August 5 by painter Ramos Sanchez (San Ildefonso), who speaks of his memories of the 1930s in San Ildefonso Pueblo. On August 11, Charles King signs his new book Spoken Through Clay. During Indian Market week, on August 18, 3–5 pm, noted artists Nathan Youngblood (Santa Clara), Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara), Susan Folwell (Santa Clara), Al Qoyawayma (Hopi), Les Namingha (Zuni/Hopi), and Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti) will be on hand to show their new works in clay.—Anne Maclachlan kinggalleries.com

Left: Nathan Youngblood, teardrop plate, traditionally fired native clay, 14 x 11"

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Above: Robert Reynolds, Stillness, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"


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Established by Carlos Acosta and John B. Strong in 2013, Acosta Strong Fine Art features artists who depict Western themes. Acosta takes pride in the gallery’s extensive collection. In addition to paintings by the historic Taos Founders and Santa Fe Cinco Pintores, Acosta also mentions Edward Gonzales, Jack Dunn, Robert Reynolds, and Jim Jennings, four current artists who show at the gallery exclusively. Dunn, Reynolds, and Jennings are landscape painters, while Gonzales paints scenes of Hispanic life in Northern New Mexico. Curating a variety of styles within the Western theme, Acosta Strong Fine Art has a location in Oklahoma City as well as on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.—SL johnbstrong.com



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Margaret Nes, Blue Sky Red Walls, pastel on paper, 16 x 22"


A beloved fixture of historic Canyon Road, Ventana Fine Art shows six sculptors and 20 painters in a majestic old brick schoolhouse dating to 1906 and its sweeping, surrounding sculpture gardens. Opened by Connie Axton in 1983, Ventana Fine Art has been at their current location since 1996. Wolfgang Mabry, one of the gallery’s fine art consultants, notes that they offer “. . . a nice mix of contemporary and traditional styles, with each artist bringing stylistically unique and identifiable to his/her work. Originality, color, composition, and a balance of aesthetic and emotional appeal are paramount.” One of these artists, Margaret Nes, was raised in a military family and experienced much of the world before settling in Taos, where she creates vibrant imagery of her neighboring New Mexican landscapes and architecture.—SL ventanafineart.com

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Above: Geoffrey Gorman, Red and Blue Eared Rabbit, mixed media, 41 x 10 x 8"

Left: Silvia Vassileva, Fall, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

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Catenary Art Gallery SILVIA VASSILEVA

Catenary Art Gallery represents local and international artists. Silvia Vassileva, whose show opens August 18, hails from Bulgaria, as do many of the other artists Catenary presents. She found that early art classes in Bulgaria gave her a new way to perceive the world, and she never wavered in her desire to become an artist. Vassileva earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Sofia Academy of Fine Art before spending six years working in Japan and eventually settling in California. Vassileva’s subject matter runs the gamut from cityscape to floral to abstract. Her images hang in galleries and private collections and also have been licensed to appear on products for the home.—LVS catenaryartgallery.com



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A recent trip to Europe left Geoffrey Gorman fascinated with the forms used in ancient hieroglyphics. He was particularly taken with the commonly seen standing figures, amalgams of human and animal. His current series of mixed-media sculptures explores these upright figures. While the form is purely animal, the posture and the facial expressions cross the line into human territory. Gorman uses all manner of found objects in his sculptures. Bent and bleached tree branches combine with manmade fabrics and rusted wire to form something new and evocative.—LVS selbyfleetwoodgallery.com

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In business since the early 1970s, Joe Wade Fine Art is known to offer an extensive collection of both emerging and established artists’ work. These artists typically come from the American Southwest and work in a variety of media. Painter Manfred Rapp exemplifies the gallery’s aims with his French impressionist–style oil on canvas works that often depict a Southwestern theme. Born in Germany, Rapp began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator. After many trips to Paris, Florence, and Amsterdam, Rapp fell in love with the art of oil painting. For the past 15 years, he has made his home in New Mexico, but continues to travel the world, drawing inspiration from new locales and experiences.—ANP joewadefineart.com



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Above: Manfred Rapp, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, oil on panel, 30 x 40"


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Above: Rhett Lynch, Heaven & Earth, acrylic on wood, 81 x 45"


True West owners Lisa Sheridan and Craig Allen pride themselves on the fact that 90 percent of the work they carry is created by Native artists. Such is the case with artist Rhett Lynch. Lynch considers himself to be an artist who “happens to be Navajo”—creating contemporary works of art that have consistently appreciated in value over the last three decades. “My paintings record my journey to reconnect to the stillness that heightens the joy of doing,” he says. Lynch experiments with various materials and explores a broad range of subject matter, including the human form, animals, landscapes, icons, archetypes, and myth and legends that are depicted both realistically or as abstract, whimsical and mystical. Lynch hails from Lubbock, Texas, and currently has a home and studio in Albuquerque’s North Valley.—ANP truewestgallery.com

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Jennifer Jesse Smith Situated about 20 miles north of Santa Fe in the little town of Nambé, The Nambé Trading Post features 15 to 20 local artists, mostly Native American. Owners Jennifer Jesse Smith, a jeweler, and her mother, Cathy Smith, a costume designer, took over the 75-year-old trading post space in 2014. “Many people say it’s like a museum where you can buy everything,” Cathy Smith observes. “Everything” includes, but is not limited to: historic and contemporary pottery, costumes from famous films, Native American artifacts, paintings, jewelry, rugs, and hand blown glassware. Carrying on the traditions of the historic trading post, they feature local and handmade goods.—SL nambetradingpost.com

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by Anne Maclach la n Many spas, like Absolute Nirvana, provide à la carte, soothing head and neck massage for their modest clients.

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Absolute Nirvana spa director Carolyn Lee and her staff welcome shy or first-time spa clients. The therapists are all Master Level, with between 10 and 30 years of experience, and they encourage clients to speak freely about their treatment options and what areas might make them timid. “You’ll have your own room, start to finish,” Lee says, and promises that if you are shy, “we’ll drape you especially carefully.” For those who aren’t quite ready for partially clothed and draped therapies, 62


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Lee suggests a Thai massage, which is performed while the recipient is wearing his or her own loose, comfortable clothing, and lying on a floor mat. Afterward, still in the seclusion of your own room, there’s a special add-on option: an utterly private soak in a tub filled with the petals of a dozen roses. Talk about absolute nirvana. Absolute Nirvana, 106 Faithway, absolutenirvana.com Tucked away in a quiet spot inside the DeVargas Center, Spirit Massage will treat you to a chair massage for the hands, arms, neck and shoulders. The choices don’t stop there, however. You can also book a private room for a 30-minute fully clothed massage (it can also be shirtless, with draping of course), or a complete 45-minute treatment. You can always keep your underwear on for spa therapies, and Right: At Absolute Nirvana, what could be more modest than slipping into a private bath beneath the petals of a dozen roses?

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IF your idea of a “full” spa treatment is a quick foot bath or a manicure, or the mere idea of baring a shoulder to a stranger requires the use of smelling salts, you are not alone. In fact, spa therapists are keenly attuned to the requirements of modest folks, and those we spoke with were delighted to chat about treatments for the shy. Just remember, everyone told us, you, the guest, are in charge; and if you don’t feel comfortable, your treatment won’t be effective. Therapists might make suggestions, but they would rather hear about what you want and don’t want so that they can take care of you. And if you’re never ready for the full spa treatment, why worry? This is about relaxing and getting rid of tension, after all. Some local spas have treatments just for the modest—you can even wear turtlenecks for some of these, if you wish.

Spa Sage at La Posada has a series of therapies for which clothing is actually mandatory. Spa director Susan Proestos explains that some treatments (like Thai and shiatsu) include the use of assisted stretching techniques and yoga positions, entailing the need for loose clothing rather than spa robes. Similarly, alternative-medicine treatments Reiki, craniosacral, champissage (both focusing on the head and neck areas), or the use of tuning forks to restore balance in energy all are performed while the client is dressed. In any case, Proestos notes, clients should never be shy about speaking up during their sessions to let their therapists know what’s comfortable. In a more traditional setting, the spa also features a luscious two-and-a-quarter-hour Margarita Manicure and Pedicure, which includes, of course, a signature drink from the bar. This treat is also offered as a stop on the city’s Santa Fe Margarita Trail, so you can get your margarita passport stamped here as well. Spirits notwithstanding, this non-invasive therapy will soothe all the jitters. Spa Sage at La Posada, 330 E Palace, laposadadesantafe.com

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draping is whatever makes you relaxed. “We do get shy people, and we want you to be comfortable,” explains owner Char Valdez. Fully clothed treatments include, for example, a specialized Shiatsu massage that is conducted through a sheet, so that there is no skin contact at all. In short, you can add a little comfort to your mall shopping trip, without a care. Spirit Massage, 159 Paseo de Peralta, spiritmassagesantafe.com Sunrise Springs, like its sister spa Ojo Caliente, offers small, private soaking tubs called “Ojitos” to those wanting 30 to 50 minutes of time alone. Wear a swimsuit or not, as you please. Sunrise Springs appreciates their shy customers, and recommends appropriate services: Ancient Echoes, an East Indian–based scalp, face and ears, upper back, arms, and foot massage. Japanese Reiki, a life-energy manipulation therapy, involves little to no touching, with the client fully clothed. Reflexology—a soothing foot massage—and custom treatments are also easily arranged. If you’re still mulling over the idea of spa therapies, Sunrise Springs not only has beautiful grounds and a lagoon for strolling, but a health-conscious restaurant menu and private consultations with wellness doctors as well. One of the best and most unusual relaxation experiences ever? In partnership with Assistance Dogs of the West, Sunrise Springs has onsite puppy-play therapy, so you can visit with the nascent service dogs and get that tension licked. Sunrise Springs, 242 Los Pinos Rd, sunrisesprings.ojospa.com

Among their many other treatments, Body of Santa Fe provides a Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi massage, advising that “Draping is minimal like that of a bikini.” Body of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova, bodyofsantafe.com The point is, spa therapies are all about looking after yourself, and the staff want to help you do that in the most relaxing, refreshing way possible. It’s all up to you. Sunrise Springs has a number of spa treatments ranging from fully clothed massage to a simple, reflective stroll by the lagoon.

Right: Spa Sage at La Posada has a warm and welcoming Relaxation Room to massage the soul before you begin your chosen therapy. courtesy spa sage

Above: Spirit Massage provides private rooms for soothing arms and feet tired from shopping and carrying packages through the DeVargas Center.

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Spas absolutely do not want you to have unpleasant surprises, so they will tell you up front what to expect. For example, Ten Thousand Waves offers a four-hands massage, with the caveat “Not recommended for the very modest, due to limited draping.” The spa also clearly states that all the hot tubs are clothing optional. Ten Thousand Waves, 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, tenthousandwaves.com

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22 Museum Spotlight New, old, and breaking the mold: traditional and contemporary exhibitions at some of the country’s best museums for Native American art

34 SWAIA Presents Indian Market The arts, film, music, dance, and atmosphere of the annual Indian Market

38 Auction Report Four major auction houses for Native art and artifacts look back at recent sales and highlight upcoming lots; brush up on your auction terms

40 Emerging Artists Overcoming obstacles and achieving success looks different for each of these up-and-coming artists

42 The Zuni Show The second annual show fills the Scottish Rite Center with Zuni jewelry, pottery, and more, as the Keshi Foundation looks to the future

44 Q+A A visit with actor, musician, and Longmire star A Martinez

47 Destination Art 57 Art Profiles Restoration expert Angela Swedberg; traditional ledger artist Monte Yellow Bird; master potter Rachel Sahmie; the mixed-media works of Melissa Melero-Moose

62 Tony Duncan The world-champion hoop dancer follows the music of his heart 16



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Monte Yellow Bird, Before the Dog Days, colored pencil on ca. 1834 Boston, Massachusetts ledger, 15 x 10" Courtesy Emily Nell Yellow Bird


During the several weeks leading up to Santa Fe’s Indian Market, there is a gradual unveiling of many Indigenous art forms. Before the actual event, shows around town feature a wide variety of historic and contemporary art. The entire process is, in essence, a three-week showing of amazing creations from all over North America by the very best Native artists. In these pages, we include it all: multimedia and contemporary art by emerging artists; traditional arts like meticulous beading and restoration by Angela Swedberg; Melissa Melero-Moose’s (Northern Paiute) exquisite contemporary paintings; Monte Yellow Bird’s (Arikara/Hidatsa) storytelling through ledger drawings; new music by legendary world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa); beautiful new works by potter Rachel Sahmie (Hopi); and a fascinating Q & A with the engaging actor and writer A Martinez (Piegan/Mescalero/Mexican/Northern European), whose New Mexico film career began in the 1970s, alongside John Wayne in The Cowboys. Surrounding Indian Market weekend itself is a range of events from the Keshi Foundation’s Zuni Show and the Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Art Show to an array of exhibits and performances nearby. For lovers of vintage Native-made jewelry, we have provided a guide to local sellers who maintain impressive collections not just during the summer, but all year long. As you savor the contents of these pages, I hope that you are able to relate to the art in the same way the artisan did. It’s these connections to deeper inspirations that take us to higher plateaus, and it’s all part of Indian Market magic.





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Left: On November 5, this rare stained glass window designed and executed by the famed Hopi artist Charles Loloma (1921–1999) will be available at auction from Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The window was commissioned for the offices of a Phoenix collector in 1980. Each piece of vibrantly colored glass was hand-selected by Loloma himself. The window was uninstalled when the building was sold in 1987 and has not been publicly displayed since. Courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers



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events In a state rich with institutions boasting historic legacies, the Ralph T. Coe Foundation is making a strong impression as a relative newcomer. Named for Coe (1929–2010), a museum professional and collector of Indigenous art, the research center and museum opened its doors four years ago with a mission to increase public awareness, education, and appreciation of Indigenous art and culture worldwide. On August 17, 11 am–4:30 pm, the Coe Foundation hosts an open house with Santa Fe Indian Market legends the Growing Thunder family. Joyce Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux), her children, and grandchildren have consistently won top Indian Market awards, including several best-of-show prizes. The famed family will be available to interact with visitors in an intimate setting while showcasing new work. August 25, from 5–8 pm, the Coe will hold an opening reception for Catch 22: Paradox on Paper, which will remain on display through March of 2018. The exhibit features a selection of provocative works of contemporary art on paper from the collection of Edward J. Guarino. Guest curator Nina Sanders says, “These works are a manifestation of the complexity and paradoxical nature of Native peoples’ lives as they exist today.”

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W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton: Twilight of the West exhibition The Taos Art Museum, located in the historic home of Russian artist Nicolai Fechin, showcases early-20th-century pieces from the masters of the Taos Society of Artists. Nicolai and his wife, Alexandra, labored for five years on the house, carving, molding and painting the building into a fascinating fusion of Russian, Native American, and Spanish architectural influences. Running through October 8, 2017, W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton: Twilight of the West features more than 50 works on loan from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas. The exhibit highlights “Buck” Dunton’s depictions of the West as a wild land of ephemeral beauty.

Taos Art Museum, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte #A, Taos, taosartmuseum.org Left: W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton (1878-1936) Untitled (Fall Stream), not dated, oil on sketch canvasboard, 8 x 10". Gift of Mrs. H.S. Griffin, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.

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events The Poeh Cultural Center was established nearly 20 years ago as the first institute of its kind to offer arts and cultural education resources specifically focused on the Tewa-speaking Pueblos of the northern Rio Grande Valley. The facility itself resembles a traditional Pueblo village, and is located approximately 15 miles north of Santa Fe, on United States highways 84/285. Poeh opens two shows in August. On August 15, 3–5 pm, the center will screen a new film documenting the life and work of Douglas Miles (San Carlos Apache). Miles shows mixed-media paintings, entitled Residency, which were created during his de Young Museum Global Fellowship. August 16, 3–5 pm, Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo) will lead a panel discussion on his work, Tewa Tales of Suspense. Using clay tiles with images reminiscent of early comic book art, Garcia has been examining subjects such as the Pueblo Revolt. Both exhibits open August 17, 6–10 pm, and the evening includes traditional performances and conversations with the artists. Poeh offers youth workshops led by Native artists on working with traditional and contemporary media in various art forms August 18, 3–7 pm.

Poeh Cultural Center and Museum, 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, poehcenter.org Below: Douglas Miles, Turquoise Letters, from the Residency show at Poeh Cultural Center.

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Above: Cachini Dancers from Zuni Pueblo are among the groups that appear on weekends to perform for visitors at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

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film, book signing, dances events The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC), owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, offers worldclass cultural events, exhibits, and culinary experiences throughout the year. Several special events are coordinated to coincide with the Santa Fe Indian Market (August 15–20). On August 16, 6:30–9:30 pm, there will be a special screening of Sherman Alexie’s (Spokane/ Coeur d’Alene) classic movie Smoke Signals (1998) in the courtyard. Family festivities will include frybread-making and a Victor look-alike contest. Proceeds go toward the IPCC’s annual Pueblo Film Fest, the only festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers, actors, and writers. On August 19, 1–2 pm, Shumakolowa Native Arts, the retail branch of IPCC, will host a book signing with Katherine Augustine (Laguna Pueblo) author of Growing Up and Looking Out. Augustine has written about life in New Mexico for three decades, from stories of her Pueblo childhood to current events. Traditional Native dance performances take place on weekends and are included in admission to the museum (9 am–5 pm daily).

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Museum Spotlight

by Efraín Villa

Museum of Indian Art and Culture reworking the old and highlighting the new

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Fully beaded moccasins, Sioux, prior to 1890. Hide, cloth, glass beads, tin cones, horse hair.

stereotypical social structures and explore alternate ways to understand concepts of ancient and new. Into The Future: Culture Power in Native American Art, on display through October 22, 2017, features nearly 100 works by more than 50 artists that restyle pop culture iconography through a Native American lens. A solo exhibition featuring prolific Santa Clara Pueblo potter Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara), MIAC’s 2017 Living Treasure, will adorn the museum lobby through December 31, 2017. Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West opens August 27, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2018. The exhibit features sandals, moccasins and various other pieces of footwear used by Indigenous people throughout the Southwest. From December 10, 2017, through December 31, 2018, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans will present cultural objects of five different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné), director of education and the curator for the exhibit says, “This exhibit will focus on material culture but also on language as a unifying force. It’s important to be aware that we’re losing languages because language is culture.” Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, indianartsandculture.org



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Woman’s moccasins, ShoshoneBannock, ca. 1920–1940. Hide, glass beads, metal buttons, ribbon.

Above: Woman’s moccasins, Comanche, early 1900s. Hide, pollen, glass beads, brass buttons.

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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), one of four Santa Fe institutions under the auspices of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Museum of New Mexico, boasts more than 75,000 exhibition-quality objects in its collection, including some of the world’s finest examples of Southwestern pottery, textiles, clothing, and archeological artifacts. Many of these items were obtained at the beginning of the 20th century, but contemporary articles comprise a substantial part of the collection. One of the best-known showpieces is a perfectly preserved, 151-foot-long hunting net made of human hair from more than 60 people. The 800-year-old relic, containing almost 20,000 knots, was found in 1960 in U-Bar Cave near Lordsburg, New Mexico. MIAC’s landmark permanent exhibit, Here, Now, and Always, was the result of an eight-year collaboration between museum professionals and Southwest Indigenous people. The 20-year-old exhibit is currently being revised; completion of the renewal is expected next year. “While the exhibit design and content was ‘state-of-theart’ 20 years ago, the evolving of Native cultures reflects new issues and interpretive opportunities,” says Susan Guyette (Métis/Mimac/Acadian French), Ph.D., one of the consultants working on the exhibit renovation. “It is expected that curators will retain the basic conceptual structure of the exhibit, thematic groupings, and powerful first person narratives representing multiple voices.” Several temporary exhibits can also be found at the museum. Through January 7, 2018, the 14 paintings and three sculptures created by Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/ Nez Perce) for I-Witness Culture challenge us to think outside

Above: Santiago Romero (Jemez), Pueblo young boy’s moccasins made in the 1950s of rawhide and brain tanned leather.

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The historic Santa Fe Federal Building on Cathedral Place is home to the Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), founded in 1991 and operated by IAIA. Though alumni work is well represented in both temporary and permanent collections, the institution’s scope is international, encompassing the diversity of Indigenous arts across North America. Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art opened July 7 in the Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery and Fritz Scholder Gallery. In it, says MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man, “We feature 22 artists—established artists, internationally known artists, and also young artists,” many of whom work with new motifs, new materials, or both. Clearly exemplifying this trend is Navajo weaving; Well-Off-Man cites Melissa Cody (Navajo Nation) as a pioneer among Native artists who employ their media “to address issues in their lives and social issues.” To that end, Cody created “a large weaving that actually talks about her father’s Parkinson’s disease, [as] a tool to help her address tragedy in her family.” The museum’s North Gallery houses New Acquisitions: 2011–2017, a collection of innovative work spanning mixed-media collage, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Alaskan landscape photographer John Hagen (Unungan [Aleut]/Inupiaq), who focused on water issues as an IAIA artist-in-residence earlier this year, explores “relationships of people to places” and “our small role in nature,” says Well-Off-Man. nativeartsmagazine.com

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Left: Merritt Johnson (Mowhawk/Blackfoot), Bent Sky, oil on canvas, 48 x 72"

Above: Brian Jungen (Dunne-za/Swiss Canadian), 27th Street, Nike Air Jordan insoles, laces, 154 x 136 x 7"

The South Gallery show, Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance, features work by April Bojorquez (Chicana/Rarámuri) and Matthew Garcia (Chicano), a Denver-based couple “interested in environmental issues [who] created a site-specific exhibition in Southern Colorado.” MoCNA is displaying artifacts, archival materials, and botanical samples from the project, which turned a blighted piece of land into a dryland ecosystem with edible plants. In order to convey “a message about home-grown ingredients and resources,” visitors are invited to share recipes utilizing local ingredients. Action Abstraction Redefined, located in the Kieve Family Gallery, shows work from the museum’s permanent collection with pieces by artists—including past IAIA students—inspired by abstract expressionism and color field painting. According to Well-OffMan, they “integrated some of those formal aspects” into their work, with the resulting pieces reflecting “a really clever mix of art influences.” Among the more notable exhibited artists is Ojibwe sculptor and painter George Morrison, (1919–2000), who is associated with Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Says Well-Off-Man, “We have three major paintings by George Morrison, and two of them will be on view in the exhibition.” MoCNA is hosting receptions for all four exhibitions on Thursday, August 17, from 5–7 pm. Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, iaia.edu/iaia-museum-of-contemporary-native-arts/ desert artlab

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts


Left: Marie Watt (Seneca), Canopy Ledger, 2007, salvaged yellow cedar, reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, steel base, 78 x 21 x 22"

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Museum Spotlight

Desert ArtLAB, Data, mixed media, various sizes

Museum Spotlight

by Keiko Ohnuma

Millicent Rogers Museum Housing a surprisingly wide and deep collection of Southwestern art and artifacts, the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos fills a large niche in the small town. Founded by Paul Peralta-Ramos in 1956 to honor his mother, Standard Oil heiress Millicent Rogers (1902–1953), the collection reflects her fascination with Native American jewelry and her friendships with members of the Taos art colony. The permanent collection of some 7,000 items is divided between Native American and Hispano objects. Along with Rogers’s silver and turquoise jewelry, the museum contains the largest publicly held collection of material belonging to Maria Martinez, the famed potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo, donated to the museum because of Martinez’s friendship with Peralta-Ramos. He also collected Native American pottery from every major Southwestern region, along with Apache baskets, Plains beadwork, katsinas, Peyote cult materials, and Navajo weaving. Coinciding with Indian Market, the museum is opening two exhibits on August 19: Corn, Sacred Giver of Life, which examines the spiritual significance of corn in Native American art, and Feast Days, A Cycle of Faith, which looks at religious feast days surrounding the harvest in both Native and Catholic traditions. Currently on display is a survey of Native American painting, especially the style associated with the Santa Fe Indian School. Picturing Home: Landscapes of the Southwest also features a digital tour and associated app that connect plants pictured in the paintings (or used to produce them) to species in the museum’s native plant garden. On August 5, donated artwork from nearby Taos Pueblo will be auctioned at the annual fundraising Turquoise Gala. “Ever since the founding, we have maintained a strong relationship with the Pueblo,” explains Caroline Jean Fernald, executive director. “Millicent Rogers attended a lot of dances and had friends there, and she instilled that sense of commitment [in] her son.” The museum maintains an honorary seat on its board for the governor of Taos Pueblo, and closes for the Pueblo’s annual feast day on September 30. Also, “we do a Taos Pueblo show in the winter when the Pueblo closes for a month and the artists are hurting financially,” Fernald says. “We don’t charge them a booth fee—we invite them to come and make money.” Since 2013, this juried Taos Pueblo Winter Showcase has attracted such prominent artists as Patricia Michaels, Ira Lujan, and John Suazo. Millicent Rogers’s visits to Taos Pueblo are still remembered by old-timers, Fernald relates. After she had been there, the Pueblo girls would rub their lips with chokecherry juice, pretend to smoke cigarettes, and would “walk fancy,” in honor of the New York socialite who made Taos her home. Millicent Rogers Museum, millicentrogers.org 26


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Above: Gallery 8 offers an overview of the museum’s Hispanic devotional art with several works that will be on display in Feast Days, A Cycle of Faith.

Above: Corn Dance, J.D. Roybal (Oquwa) (San Ildefonso), casein on paper, 21 x 13". Corn Dance will be on display in the Corn, Sacred Giver of Life exhibition.

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Indian Market Week • Reception, Friday, August 11, 2017 • 5 to 7pm

“Symbol Homage” 42"x 42”x 34" 34” Oil on Canvas

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Museum Spotlight

by Chelsea Herr (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

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three exhibitions show range of collections

Above: A Santo Domingo jar, early 1900s, from the Fred Harvey Company’s Indian Building at the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of art, cornell university

Left: Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal, San Ildefonso), Mystical Bird, ca. 1940.

Since its inception in 1929, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has provided a unique space for exhibiting and educating viewers about Indigenous cultures across North America. Three recent and upcoming exhibits exemplify the museum’s dedication to diverse artists, including the creative partnership of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the works of the San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh, and the aesthetic production of the Fred Harvey Company in the Southwest. On view until August 20, the international exhibit Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera makes its only stop in Above: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of Diego North America at the Heard. The show Rivera, 1937. © 2016 Banco de highlights 33 artworks between Kahlo Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo and Rivera, in addition to over 50 Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New photographs and other ephemera relatYork and the INBA. ing to the artists’ lives. Made possible through the generosity of the Vergel Foundation, Kahlo and Rivera constitutes a significant collection by Natasha and Jacques Gelman, who were friends of both artists in Mexico. In conjunction with the show, the Heard has also organized It’s Your Turn, a gallery of Kahloand Rivera-related activities for children, including making paper dolls, animal masks, and writing letters to the artists. 28


Right: Frida Kahlo, Diego on My Mind (Self-portrait as Tehuana), 1943. © 2016 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and the INBA.

Opening on November 3, Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith will feature the Pueblo artist’s silver and copper works alongside his well-known watercolors. Awa Tsireh—also known by his Spanish name, Alfonso Roybal—was one of the preeminent watercolor painters from San Ildefonso during the early 20th century. In the 1920s, the School for Advanced Research (at the time known as the School of American Research) funded his work as a watercolorist, which led to his popularity and marketability as a Native artist. A decade later, he began working in Colorado at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, where he sold pieces of silver and copper jewelry to tourists. The Heard exhibit will display Awa Tsireh’s paintings and metalwork in the same gallery to emphasize his prolific and multifaceted career. Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, which closes on December 31, provides an expansive look at the ephemeral and artistic production of the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company. The show includes printed materials and souvenirs created by both companies, as well as Native American–made jewelry, pottery, and textiles drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. By exhibiting such a wide variety of objects and artworks of both Native and non-Native creation, Over the Edge explores the complex ways in which Indigenous cultures have played significant roles in the tourist industry of the American Southwest. Heard Museum, heard.org

P R E S T O N S I N G L E TA R Y Journey Through Air to the Sky World, August 18 – September 2, 2017 in the Railyard Artist Reception: Friday August 18th from 5 – 8 pm Glass Blowing Demonstrations with Preston Singletary and Dan Friday August 18 – 19, 2017, 11 am – 3 pm both days

Untitled Blown and sand carved glass 7" h x 14" d

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Museum Spotlight

by Alicia Harris (Assiniboine)

The Autry courtesy the autry museum of the american west

two major exhibitions for 2017

Left: Basket by Mabel McKay (Long Valley Cache Creek Pomo), on loan from Sharon Rogers and Marshall McKay



The Autry will host the largest Native arts fair in Southern California, The American Indian Arts Marketplace, November 11–12. The marketplace features 200 Native American artists, representing more than 40 tribes or communities. Available art categories include sculpture, pottery, basketry, photography, painting, jewelry, textiles, carvings, and mixed-media work. The American Indian Arts Marketplace includes a juried competition, with 13 categories. One winning piece will be awarded the Jackie Autry Purchase Award, which identifies a single artwork to be purchased for inclusion in the Autry’s permanent collection. The Autry Museum of the American West, theautry.org

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The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles features two major Native American exhibits in 2017. The multifaceted ongoing exhibition California Continued focuses on Indigenous ecological knowledge. California Continued includes 20,000 square feet of gallery space that includes artifacts and art from the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, located on the Autry’s Griffith Park campus. Displays explore the history of Indigenous peoples’ relationships with the flora and fauna that have thrived in California for thousands of years. Through contemporary art, multimedia, photography, and soundscapes, California Continued demonstrates the ways culture and ecology are interwoven, and how they influence one another. One gallery in California Continued holds the Autry’s first solo show honoring a Native American woman, Mabel McKay (Long Valley Cache Creek Pomo) (1907–1993). McKay, from the Long Valley Cache Creek Pomo community in Northern California, was a master basket weaver, healer, teacher, and advocate for her community. The gallery is dedicated to her life and work, and includes several of her baskets, including some that are unfinished. These form astonishing examples of the skill involved in creating masterpiece baskets. California Continued also includes letters written to and about McKay during her career, and a re-creation of the room in her home where much of her work was created. McKay worked as a healer in her community, and the exhibit seeks to commemorate that relationship by the inclusion of a variety of plant species she used in her healing practices. The presentation of the plants used by McKay creates a discourse with the outdoor ethnobotanical garden component of California Continued. The garden boasts over 60 species of plants native to California; plants were selected for their specific past and present medicinal and practical uses. Water in the garden shows the way cultures across California have made use of water, which is a fundamental resource for every culture in the semi-arid state.

Above: Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla), Continuum Basket: Flora (2016), aluminum cans, metal satellite dish.

Museum Spotlight

by Eve Tolpa

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian traditional and contemporary exhibitions

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, wheelwright.org

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Columbia River Plateau flat bag, ca. 1930. Artist unknown. Private collection.

Above: Prairie moccasins, ca. 1870, artist unknown. Private collection. Neebinnaukzhik Southall

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian began its life in 1937 as a repository for Navajo religious and ceremonial art—from manuscripts and paintings to sound recordings and sand painting tapestries. In the 1970s, at the request of the Navajo, its mission changed direction to reflect more secular arts, both traditional and contemporary. By the late 1990s, that focus had narrowed further, to metalwork and jewelry—“the one area we felt was not being addressed in serious ways” by Native institutions, says Curator Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle. The 1995 acquisition of the papers of John Adair, author of The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths, meant that “from an archival standpoint, we have a lot of resources.” Aptly, the museum’s permanent collection, in the Martha Hopkins Struever Gallery, charts the (relatively new) craft of metalsmithing. In addition to the work of many luminaries of Southwestern jewelry, there are displays dedicated to spoons, thunderbird jewelry, and Spanishinfluenced filigree work. In the adjacent Schultz Gallery is Bridles and Bits: Treasures from the Southwest, running through September 24 and offering visitors a small but impressive survey of horse tack. One extraordinary piece—an iron ring bit from 13th- to 15th-century North Africa/Iberia—made its way via Spanish colonists to the New World, where it became a prototype for the Navajos. Beads: A Universe of Meaning, opened May 14 in the Klah Gallery. “One of the things we try to do in exhibitions is tackle subject matter that other museums are not really doing,” says Falkenstien-Doyle of one intention behind the show, noting that it “pulls in material from lots of parts of the country.” Predominantly featured is work from the Columbia River Plateau. “Beadwork from that area tends to be very individualistic,” says Falkenstien-Doyle, and lack of imitation among artists leads to “a tremendous variety.” A selection of children’s clothing, moccasins, and powwow regalia spanning various tribes reveals a continuum of tradition. Next to Plateau cradleboards from the 1870s is a modern specimen by Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/ShoshoneBannock) decked out with a “baby on board” sign. Similarly, Teri Greeves (Kiowa/Comanche) and her husband, Dennis Esquivel (Ottawa) created Ah-Day: The Favorite Child’s Chair for their son. Contemporary Native beadwork, says Falkenstien-Doyle, tends more and more toward the use of “beads as an artistic medium.” Case in point: Marcus Amerman’s (Choctaw) Postcard, 2001, a framed wall hanging that re-appropriates a kitschy Indian Country souvenir. But whether decorative or pictorial, “it’s not like beadwork went away and now there’s a revival. It’s just continued to be consistently important to people.”

Left: Bridle with ring bit, Navajo, New Mexico or Arizona, 1860–1870, harness leather, iron, copper, trade cloth, glass beads, other materials, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, purchased with funds from the Wheelwright Museum Collectors’ Circle. Provenance: John Painter; Ned and Jody Martin. santa fean

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Collecting Vintage

well worn with history and style by Lisa J. Van Sickle

When the Navajo began silversmithing in the late 19th century, silver came in the form of United States dollar coins and Mexican pesos. (The term “coin silver” is still used to refer to some early pieces.) Jewelry made between the 1920s and the early 1960s is usually unsigned, as the custom of adding initials or an individual hallmark had not yet taken hold. It seems silver, turquoise, and coral never go out of fashion; Santa Fe has some sources for collecting your own.

Sherwood’s Spirit of America

Pieces like this heishi necklace, ca. 1900, have been made and worn for at least 1,000 years.

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If you collect antique Native American beadwork, dolls, baskets, or jewelry, you likely know Sherwood’s Spirit of America, which has been in business for about 30 years. Director Julie Kokin-Miller says that most of Sherwood’s jewelry collection is from the 1920s to the 1950s. A rare pair of long, silver Comanche earrings dates to the 19th century. Like others, Sherwood’s obtains jewelry from families downsizing or settling estates. Kokin-Miller says some has even been ferreted out by experienced eyes at flea markets. Sherwood’s also carries work by a contemporary jeweler who makes unique necklaces from vintage watchbands. The decorative pieces that once flanked a wristwatch now hang opposite one another on an old-meets-new, squash blossom–style silver necklace. Sherwood’s Spirit of America, 128 W Palace, sherwoodsspirit.com

Mark Bahti was born to the business. His father, Tom, started out in the Native American arts field in 1949, and founded Tom Bahti Indian Arts in Tucson, Arizona, in 1952. Mark took over in 1972; with his wife, painter Emmi Whitehorse (Navajo), he opened a Santa Fe branch in 2007. Although its focus is on living artists, Bahti Indian Arts carries work from the 1960s and before. Bahti favors items with provenance: jewelry shown at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, or with a New Mexico State Fair award, or an old pawn tag. Occasionally, something familiar arrives; as Bahti does business with great-great-grandchildren of his father’s clients, a piece will sometimes travel full circle to its original showcase. Navajo concho belt from the estate of actor Lee Marvin. Mark Bahti, Bahti Indian Arts, prefers vintage pieces with interesting provenance.

Bahti Indian Arts, 119 E Palace, bahti.com

The Rainbow Man

Open since 1945, The Rainbow Man was acquired by Bob and Marianne Kapoun in 1984. The store winds through rooms filled with everything from Pendleton blankets and Edward Curtis photos to Navajo folk art. The Rainbow Man carries both new and vintage work which, according to family member Debbie Collins, dates from about 1890 to 1949. The store frequently consigns items from families who have done business with The Rainbow Man for decades. Sometimes contemporary jewelers want to liquidate old family jewelry. One of the oldest and most collectible pieces at The Rainbow Man is a First Phase concho belt. The Rainbow Man, 107 E Palace, rainbowman.com 32


A concho belt from The Rainbow Man, set with turquoise, shows intricate silver work.

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Bahti Indian Arts

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Shalako has a huge selection of vintage pieces. This concho belt was made for the Fred Harvey Company.

Owner Marcia Kahlbau has been in the Native American jewelry business for 48 years. Her store is divided cleanly in half; one side is contemporary, the rest is vintage. About two-thirds of Shalako’s vintage pieces are Navajo, the remaining third Zuni; with the majority made in the 1950s and 1960s. Concho belts hang vertically on the wall; one showcase is filled with crosses; there are even a couple of silver crowns. Most of Shalako’s inventory was once traded or pawned for safekeeping or quick cash. Shalako carries a large selection of the distinctive jewelry made for the Fred Harvey outlets, some set with turquoise and some the rarer plain silver. As the daughter of a Harvey Girl, who better than Kahlbau to help them find new homes?

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Shalako Indian Store, 66 E San Francisco #5, shalakoindianstore.com

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From Adobe Gallery, a squash blossom necklace with a cast naja. 27"length, naja 3 x 2 ½"

Adobe Gallery

Steve Elmore Indian Art

Steve Elmore, an expert on Hopi pottery with a published book on Nampeyo, also has a deep fondness for vintage Native jewelry—with a depth of knowledge to match. His stock is mainly pre-1960 and predominantly Navajo. Elmore primarily gets pieces from collectors ready to deacThe pieces from Steve Elmore Indian Art quisition. He says that the “Four are from different eras and areas. Ds” often spur these sales— disease, death, debt, and divorce. Elmore points out a few advantages to buying vintage jewelry. Prices are good; the turquoise used was often of a quality difficult to find today; and, he says, old pieces have “a particular energy” that new jewelry just can’t match.

Alexander E. Anthony, Jr. is an expert and a frequent lecturer on Southwestern Indian arts, and has judged major shows. He opened Adobe Gallery in Albuquerque in 1978, expanded to Santa Fe in 2001, and consolidated in Santa Fe in 2003. His expertise shows in the jewelry he carries, much of it sourced from estates and the collections of longtime customers. This includes pieces made between the 1920s and the 1950s, most of it unattributed; significantly older work also comes through. Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon, adobegallery.com

Steve Elmore Indian Art, 839 Paseo de Peralta Suite M, elmoreindianart.com

True West, 130 Lincoln, truewestgallery.com Right: The selection of vintage jewelry at True West is constantly changing.

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True West

Lisa Sheridan and Craig Allen opened True West in December of 2014 and carry a large inventory of contemporary, Native-made jewelry; one case is reserved for vintage jewelry. Most is from the 1950s and earlier, but Sheridan won’t say no to good quality work from the ’60s or ’70s. The case is filled through several sources, including a global supplier, consigners, and sometimes contemporary artists. New homes for old silver are far-flung. According to Sheridan, many Japanese tourists love classic Native jewelry and are well-informed buyers.

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SWAIA Indian Market

by Chelsea Herr (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

SWAIA Indian Market On August 19 and 20, the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) will host the 96th annual Santa Fe Indian Market in the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Colloquially referred to as Indian Market, this event features almost 900 Indigenous artists from across North America exhibiting and selling their work, capping a week of related events. In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, SWAIA will host the 17th iteration of Native Cinema Showcase at the New Mexico History Museum. From Tuesday, August 15, through Sunday, August 20, viewers can watch the work of up-and-coming as well as seasoned Native filmmakers. The Showcase is free of charge and open to 34


the public. Friday, August 18, will see the initial events of Indian Market, including the best of show ceremony and luncheon from 11:30 am–2 pm, the sneak preview of award-winning art from 2–3:30 pm, and the general preview of awardwinning art from 6–8 pm. Each of these events requires tickets for entry, and all will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Official Indian Market events begin on Saturday, August 19, at 7 am, when the Market opens on the Santa Fe Plaza. Booths will be open until 5 pm, and entry is free and open to all. From 9 am to 4 pm, there will be numerous music and dance performances, both on the Plaza and at the Convention Center. The 4th annual Indian Market haute

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the best of North American Indigenous arts

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Young buffalo dancers in tribal dress dance on the brick streets around the Plaza during Indian Market weekend.

Below: Jolene Bird (Santo Domingo) shows jewelry at the 2016 market.

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Buck McCain

Arlene LaDell Hayes

Jack Sorenson

Cynde Roof

Mick Doellinger

Dan Bodelson

Annual Market Weekend Group Show: August 18 – 20 Opening Reception

Friday, August 18

5 to 7 pm

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727 info@joewadefineart.com www.joewadefineart.com

Left: SWAIA’s Chief Operating Officer Dallin Maybee (Arapaho/Seneca) and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales welcome guests to the 2016 Live Auction and Gala, held Saturday evening.

couture fashion show will take place at 3 pm at the Convention Center, and is one of the bestattended events at Indian Market. Indigenous designers will present their own creations in a runway show, with pieces ranging from detailed accessories to full ensembles. The show requires tickets for seats, but there will be free standing room available. Saturday evening, the SWAIA live auction and gala will be held at 6 pm, hosted by La Fonda on the Plaza. The evening begins at La Terraza, with cocktails and a silent auction, ending with dinner and a live auction in the Lumpkins Ballroom. The gala is a ticketed event, and is expected to run until 10 pm. The final day of Indian Market, Sunday, August 20, will again offer visitors a chance to see artists’ booths from 8 am–5 pm, as well as dance and music performances from 9 am–4 pm. Sunday will also hold the fashion challenge and Native American clothing contest from 9 am to noon at the main stage on the Plaza. This contest is a long-held tradition at the Market, allowing children and adults to compete in traditional and contemporary clothing categories. This year also marks the third time that SWAIA will host Indian Market: EDGE, a space that promotes contemporary art forms not always found in the Market’s main classifications. EDGE is specifically curated to highlight innovative artists and artworks, and will be open to the public on August 19 and 20 at the Convention Center. 96th annual Santa Fe Indian Art Market, August 19–20, free except for ticketed events, Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Convention Center, NM History Museum, swaia.org 36


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Hoop dancing—colorful and fast-moving—is among the entertainment during the weekend.

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Below: Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) shows a young connoisseur a ceramic sculpture.

Saturday’s haute couture fashion show presents Native designers, clothing, and accessories.

Auction Report

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by Amanda N. Pitman


Above: Carved from walrus ivory, this Siberian Eskimo Village Vignette sold for $3,125 at the Heritage Auctions sale on June 23.

Native American art and artifacts at auction



buyer’s premium, provenance, and condition report are integral to having an enjoyable and successful auction experience. Any reputable auction company will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and if requested, provide a condition report for an item you are interested in bidding on. The following auction houses are some of the best in the business for those interested in learning more about and bidding on Native American art and artifacts. Bonhams (bonhams.com) held their most recent auction on June 19, which featured a remarkable Navajo first-phase concho belt (sold for $22,500), an outstanding Plains picto-

This beatuiful birdstone sold at Cowan’s Auctions earlier this year for $43,200.

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Every year, Native American art and artifacts are bought and sold at auction. From major auction houses to smaller, local players, auctions are a great way to get your feet wet in the collecting world. Whether you desire to obtain a single item of interest or add to an established collection, auctions offer everything from the expected—pottery, baskets, weavings, and jewelry—to once-in-a-lifetime, museumquality works of art such as beaded cradleboards or quilled war shirts. However, for those new to the auction world, some of the lingo used in live and online auctions and print catalogs may seem a bit foreign. Understanding words like lot, reserve,

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Buying at auction is very different from buying retail. Between the excitement and the adrenaline, it’s important to be aware of all terms and conditions before bidding. Here are a few definitions to help you get started.

Left: A stunning bracelet from Charles Loloma is sure to interest collectors of his work. Loloma was one of a few Native artists working in gold in his era.

Lot / Lot Number

A lot is the name given to the item or items being sold. A lot can be a single item or group of items sold together. A lot number is given to each lot; lots are sold in numerical order.

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Right: With an interesting provenance, this ca.1860 Navajo third phase chief’s blanket is likely to push its estimate of $30,000–$40,000.

The reserve is the minimum price that a lot can sell for. This price is not disclosed to bidders. If the reserve is not met, the lot will not be sold. Not all lots have a reserve.

Buyer’s Premium

The buyer’s premium is a percentage above the final price that the buyer pays as a part of the total purchase price. This number typically ranges anywhere from 12 to 25 percent, and is usually based on the price bracket of the lot sold. Some auction houses charge a flat fee instead.

rial muslin (sold for $31,250), a rare early Yupik model umiak, and a wonderful contemporary Kenneth Begay (Navajo) sterling silver and wood (woodwork by Fred Stein) chess set (sold for $25,000). Cowan’s Auctions (cowansauctions.com) sold several exceptional items in early April, including an Arapaho Tomahawk Society Staff (sold for $27,600) and an elongated slate long neck birdstone found in Delaware County, Indiana. Their fall auction will be highlighted by a Navajo third phase chief’s blanket that was once owned by Don Bennett, founder of what is now known as the Whitehawk Antique Show. At Heritage Auctions (ha.com) June 23 auction, an extremely unusual ca. 1960 Siberian Eskimo Village Vignette came across the block. Two excellent beaded items—a ca. 1890 Crow beaded leather belt (sold for $437.50) and a ca. 1885 Apache beaded hide strike-a-light pouch (sold for $875)—were also available to bidders. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (lesliehindman.com) receives a plethora of wonderful art and artifacts, as well as some extraordinary finds, such as a large Charles Loloma (Hopi) multicolored stained glass window (ca. 1980, estimate $10,000–$20,000) commissioned for the offices of a Phoenix collector. Another Loloma piece, a gold bracelet with sugilite, coral, and turquoise (estimate $15,000– $20,000), and a Margaret Tafoya (a.k.a. Corn Blossom) polished redware olla (ca. 1986, estimate $5,000–$7,000) arrived recently at their offices. All three items will be available during the November 5 auction.


Provenance establishes the history and/or chain of ownership of an item; it can serve to prove authenticity. This can include paperwork, photographs, notes from the artist, etc. An item with extensive provenance significantly increases an item’s value.

Condition Report

A condition report is a detailed written description of the condition of the work, noting damage or unusual characteristics. These reports include information pertaining to restoration, repair, stains, missing parts or pieces, etc. A condition report is essential for high-value lots. For additional information, see artnet.com/auctions/glossary Below: A detail shot of the rare, early Yupik model umiak that sold for $50,000 in June at Bonhams. courtesy bonhams

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Left: This Charles Loloma stained glass window will be auctioned November 5 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

emerging Native artists

by Keiko Ohnuma

emerging Native artists moving opportunity to success Left: Terran Kipp Last Gun, Untitled (lodge) serigraph, edition of seven, 30 x 22"

Above: Terran Kipp Last Gun, Iinii, serigraph, edition of seven, 15 x 11"

George Alexander, Looking Through, acrylic on canvas, 17 x 11"

For someone growing up in a Native community, there’s no shortage of mentors who might lead to a life of making art. It’s all the rest of it—navigating the marketing—that sometimes deters talented young people. Success for young Native artists often means overcoming cultural resistance to self-promotion and individualism; however, tribal institutions such as Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) play a crucial role in giving young 40


artists the support to tell their stories. Terran Kipp Last Gun (Piikani) is an up-and-coming artist who has benefited from IAIA’s structure. A photographer and printmaker who enrolled in 2011 as a museum studies major, he was recognized before graduating last year with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art. continued on page 63


“Arizona Sunset” Manuel Avendano

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“Staff of Life” Jammey Huggins

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“Lakota Sentinel” James Ayers

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“Journey to Wisdom” Todd Paxton

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the Zuni Show and the Keshi Foundation Zuni art at the forefront

Summertime in Santa Fe—the city is abuzz with visitors and locals alike, enjoying everything the City Different has to offer. The main draw in August is, of course, Indian Market. On the north side of downtown, however, there is another movement brewing, one that provides a breath of fresh air and value that extends beyond the immediate: The Zuni Show and the associated Keshi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. According to Bronwyn Fox, owner of Keshi: The Zuni Connection, “We [Fox and her mother, Robin Dunlap] decided we were going to do it [the first Zuni Show], and that was what really projected us into action as far as establishing the nonprofit foundation; we saw this need for the Zuni Show.” The Zuni Show, now in its second year, is held Saturday and Sunday at the Scottish Rite Center, only a few blocks from the Plaza, during Indian Market. With over 120 Zuni artists from Zuni Pueblo expected, the event has grown since its inaugural show last

Right: This pipestone bear fetish was carved by the late Peter Gaspar and his wife, Dinah. This bear and other fetishes are available through the Keshi Foundation.



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Above: Traditional dances will take place again this year at the Zuni Show. The Scottish Rite Center courtyard, the adjacent parking lot, and the grounds of the federal courthouse will all have dancers performing over the course of the weekend.

August. Fox notes that “. . . the value is there [inherent in the work]—but we’re promoting the Zuni artwork in an effort to get the message out there that this is the best of the best.” In fact, over 80 percent of the population of Zuni makes their living from art. In addition to artists of all stripes, this event will feature Zuni dancers, with a special harvest dance first thing Saturday morning, and music, including Fernando Cellicion (Zuni) and his dance group, award-winning musicians Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/Dutch) and Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha), educational videos, panels, and talks, plus Zuni tamales and other food. The Keshi Foundation is now a multifaceted entity. What started as a way to assist the Zuni people, including helping with emergency situations, has blossomed into numerous ideas. Thoughts include opening a retail incubator at Zuni, supplying a tool bank for artists to utilize, and a proposal for a wellstocked shop selling raw materials and supplies for the artists. Fox confirms, “I heard from artists that they would be very happy if they had an immediate source to invest in more materials.” And, the possibility of someday having a workshop where Zuni artists could teach both Zunis and non-Zunis is not out of the question. Fox continues, “We have a big vision about helping Zuni take back Zuni for themselves—to serve the artists, to serve that incredibly unique artistic community.” Take some time over the Indian Market weekend to visit the Scottish Rite Center to see the art, meet the artists, and learn more about the Zuni culture. “Get there early, bring lots of money, and stay all day!” laughs Fox.

Right: Jewelry like this overlay inlay pin by Rolanda Harloo is acquired by the Foundation by donation. Proceeds benefit future shows and projects, and assist individual Zunis in need.

Left: Von, shown here, is a Zuni boy in traditional Zuni clothing. He will be an official greeter this year at the show.

The Zuni Show, August 19–20, Saturday, 9 am –6 pm , Sunday, 9 am –4 pm , free, Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta, facebook.comevents/1729008357114654 The Keshi Foundation, thekeshifoundation.org Keshi: The Zuni Connection, 227 Don Gaspar, keshi.com

Left: Items like this petit point pendant/pin created by Octavius and Irma Seotewa are currently available through the Foundation, and highlight the talent and skill of Zuni artists.

Right: Well-known fetish carver Clive Hustito will be at the Zuni show again this year. For many artists, this is their first experience selling their works at retail value. All proceeds stay with the artists.

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A Martinez with Anne Maclachlan

A (for Adolfo) Martinez, of Piegan, Mescalero, Mexican, and Northern European ancestry, is the multiple award–winning star of Santa Barbara, Powwow Highway, Longmire, and countless other productions—as well as a musician, writer, family man, activist, and philosopher. His New Mexico film career is long and varied.

We must ask: What was it like working with The Duke?
 Well, that was certainly part of the dreamlike quality of doing it. He was my dad’s favorite actor, so my siblings and I had seen a lot of his movies at our local drive-in theater as we were growing up. Our folks usually made us wear our pajamas to the show because we’d fall asleep on the way home, and it was hard—all those years later in the Duke’s actual presence—not to feel like I was still wearing my pajamas. He helped me to understand the ballet of movie fighting as much as anyone I ever worked with.


A Martinez plays the inscrutable Jacob Nighthorse on the NetflixWarner Bros. production of Longmire. The show’s fans have an ongoing debate regarding his character’s status as hero or villain.

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Your first role in New Mexico film was in The Cowboys (1972), when you played Cimarron, the young troublemaker to John Wayne’s fatherly figure. Do you have any outstanding memories of that time? Filming The Cowboys felt like a dream. I was the third actor asked to play Cimarron—after the first two made mistakes that disqualified them—so I had spent a month regretting my failure to land Cimarron before he came back to me. The director, Mark Rydell, is an actor himself, and a musician as well, and has tremendous intuitive powers as a communicator. Whenever I had trouble with the work, he’d approach and whisper the simplest idea, and the lights would go on. For years after, I’d try to imagine what he might say to me when I found myself confused in other projects.

In The Cowboys with John Wayne as his no-nonsense trail boss, A Martinez’s hotheaded character Cimarron gets a few life lessons from The Duke, against a New Mexico backdrop.

There’s a renewed push toward Natives actually being cast in Native roles, and having more film opportunities in general. What’s your take on this? It’s so long overdue as to be pretty much absurdly embarrassing. But I’m glad it’s finally beginning to happen. I still have faith that history—even in the storytelling business—arcs toward justice.

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When you returned to New Mexico in 1989’s Powwow Highway—along with Santa Fean Gary Farmer—you played Buddy Red Bow, a passionate environmental activist. For me, the lightning chance to do that work with Gary—to play Buddy in the throes of witnessing [Farmer’s character] Philbert’s genius up close—was a perfectly timed gift. Gary is among the greatest actors who ever drew breath, and all cliché aside, it was not only an honor to share the screen with him, but a revelation as well. I’m still running off some of the previously hidden possibilities that I first discovered in my front row seat to that performance. Buddy Red Bow understood that the dispossessed are usually the first to feel the pain when Mother Earth’s environmental systems begin to break down. The real Buddy Red Bow—a Lakota musician who passed on in 1993—wrote directly and beautifully about the real problems carried by the people. Problems that include, to this day, the steady unraveling of these life-sustaining systems.

You’re a musician and a singer; what’s your style? I first found my voice in Los Angeles rock, then became a songwriter in the expansion of learning the early work of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell. I don’t play too often of late, but sing regularly with an ear toward doing it right. More importantly, it’s both a measure of what it was like to grow up in our home—and a beautiful pleasure in its own right—to bathe in the music of my daughter, Ren Farren.

Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez, right and above, on left) and his pal Philbert (Gary Farmer) take a soul-searching road trip to Santa Fe in 1989’s Powwow Highway.

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Anyone who reads your social media posts, or simply hears you speak, must be immediately aware that you treasure words. Can you attribute that to anything or anyone in particular? Well, the fuse of adulthood was lit by Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms. I came across it in high school, and began to wake up—almost drowning in gratitude to realize what literature might mean in the building of a life. I discovered Nabokov and Sartre while still in my teens and was lib-

erated into the scintillating possibilities and grand demands of existentialism—which seems, at this point, to have been an almost miraculous turn of good fortune. A wise early friend and lover introduced me to the work of E. E. Cummings. I found Mary Oliver. Beckett. Steinbeck. And eventually Rilke. As my career has progressed and the challenges deepened, the actor’s task has threatened to break down into some very simple, but telling, dynamics. That language is thought. And thought is character. In other words—words matter. Further to that, do you have much input regarding your character’s delivery? Jacob Nighthorse speaks with a poetic cadence, for example. Usually, having trained first for theater, actors address substantial language—and the more sophisticated concepts it carries—from the very beginning. I was way over my head when I started, stretched beyond my understanding, and facing an array of problems that I didn’t know how to solve. But the saving grace of an extended rehearsal process allows enough time to repeatedly fail until you begin to stumble upon things that work. When you start to work for the screen, that long rehearsal process disappears, and in my case, this explains why a lot of my early work in TV was so lame. Good fortune arrived again on the wings of Santa Barbara, where the fledgling company of us was thrown into the cauldron of having to create a whole, hourlong show, every single day of the work week. The daily scripts came from a rotating gang of excellent writers, each with a unique sensibility about how best to capture the essences of the characters. Meanwhile, over the course of hundreds (or even thousands) of episodes, the actors were building intimate, personal histories based on the lessons of all these writers’ voices, and their own accumulating stories of what is really going on in a character’s heart. Eventually, the unrelenting weight of this process brought out the writer in me. In the case of Nighthorse, pretty much everything I needed to know about him was contained in the audition scene. He was well educated, confident to the point of arrogance, sharply informed politically, a santa fean

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Above: In the long-running soap Santa Barbara, costars Marcy Walker and A Martinez became one of the best-loved daytime TV couples. Nominated seven times for a Daytime Emmy in his role as Cruz Castillo, Martinez won in 1990 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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soldier at heart but bearing a certain elegance in his approach to language, and very much enamored of the sound of his own voice. It was a staggeringly wonderful experience to meet him on the page— the poetic cadence you mention was shimmering just beneath the words—and I suspected immediately that I’d have a better than usual chance to win the role. The joys that have come to me in exploring him over these years are the stuff of my greatest treasure. His secrets are the most delicious secrets of my working life. You were Soap Opera Digest’s 1988 Outstanding Hero; now you’re playing a maybe-he-is-maybe-he-isn’t character on Longmire. Which do you prefer? At this point I seem to be thinking more about the value of the whole of any particular story, rather than about a particular part that I might play in it. It’s another measure of aging, I suppose, where it becomes more clear that you do indeed bear a responsibility for the whole of the thing when you lend your name and energy to a project. I’m down for portraying any character in any piece that assesses the struggles of life with honesty and a sense of respectful decency.

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We’ll miss your presence at the end of this, the final season of Longmire. Is there anything you’re making sure to experience before you say farewell for now? I’ll probably head up to Taos for a couple of days— haven’t been there for more than 20 years, remember it fondly, and have an appetite to check in again before this ends. But mainly, the company itself is the thing. I first understood that I was a hopelessly smitten theater lifer on the night that my first show closed, and the troupe gathered one last time to strike the set. Swimming in the company’s mingled love and regret at the ending of all that hard work well done is like no other feeling in the world. And given the six seasons of magic we’ve shared with Longmire, those feelings will be magnified. One sweet thing I’ll fall back on, to be sure: the fact that the work of Longmire happened in New Mexico. Every word we spoke is still bouncing off some surface somewhere. And whenever I come back, I’ll be listening for them.

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By Lisa J. Van Sickle

Left: Kevin Red Star, Sundancers— Eagle Breath Feather Whistles, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"

SORREL SKY GALLERY Kevin Red Star (Crow)

Established in 2002, Sorrel Sky is a Durango, Colorado, mainstay. Owner Shanan Campbell Wells grew up in the art business, as the daughter of renowned jeweler (and former United States Senator) Ben Nighthorse. Campbell managed other galleries, and worked both as an art scout for Franklin Mint and for the Smithsonian before opening her own place. Between the Durango gallery and its Santa Fe sibling, which opened in 2014, Sorrel Sky represents 80 painters, sculptors, jewelers, and photographers—including Kevin Red Star, who exhibits his paintings across the globe. Red Star’s paintings of dancers, warriors, and tipis are at the Santa Fe gallery through August in a show called Horse People. Horse People, August 4–31, reception August 4, 5–7:30 pm, Sorrel Sky Gallery, sorrelsky.com santa fean

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BLUE RAIN Maria Samora

Milking cows, chopping wood, and busting tires may not be the usual preparation for the gallery business, but for Leroy Garcia, owner of Blue Rain Gallery, those early jobs instilled a work ethic that has served him well. Garcia started Blue Rain in a spare bedroom in his family home in Taos in 1993, moving from there to the Taos Plaza, then to Santa Fe’s downtown, and now to the current location in the Santa Fe Railyard district. The roster of artists represented has also expanded exponentially; after starting with a few Native artists, Garcia now shows 35 Native and non-Native featured artists and carries the work of almost 400 others. Maria Samora, a jeweler with Taos Pueblo roots, will be featured in Blue Rain’s August Annual Celebration of Native American Art. Tending towards diamonds rather than turquoise, Samora’s pieces have an elegant simplicity. Annual Celebration of Native American Art, August 15–20, Blue Rain Gallery, blueraingallery.com Right: Maria Samora, V strata bracelet, sterling silver and diamonds, 6 1/8" with 1" opening, 2 1/4" wide


New Mexico native Steve Elmore began collecting Native pottery and weavings in the late 1980s while working as a photographer in New York. He returned to New Mexico in 1999 and opened the gallery two years later, inspired in part by a deep interest in the work of Hopi potter Nampeyo (1859–1952). Elmore has lectured on the artist and published a book about her early life and work, In Search of Nampeyo. Having built private and museum pottery collections, Elmore observes, “A collection talks not just to you but to all the other members of the collection so that the learning and enjoyment increases geometrically.” Steve Elmore Indian Art’s August show, The Red and the Black: A Century of Santa Clara Pottery, shows pieces built between 1900 and 2000. It includes the work of Margaret Tafoya and other matriarchs of Santa Clara pottery as well as more contemporary pieces. The Red and the Black: A Century of Santa Clara Pottery, August 4–October 31, reception August 4, 5–7 pm, Steve Elmore Indian Art, elmoreindianart.com Left: Two jars by Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara). Black pot 14 x 12", red pot 11 x 10" 48


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Above: Chris Youngblood, deeply carved turtle plate, traditionally fired clay, 11" diameter

Nancy Youngblood (Santa Clara) and Chris Youngblood (Santa Clara)

Lyn and Ellen Fox have operated Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery since 1995, carrying (as the name suggests) pottery, both historic and contemporary, from the pueblos of New Mexico. Storytellers, nativity sets, and the occasional animal figures and satirical Cochiti Pueblo pieces share space with more functional storage jars and ollas. This August, Lyn A. Fox’s annual Indian Market week show features the work of Santa Clara potters Nancy Youngblood and her son Chris Youngblood. Direct descendants of Sarafina Tafoya and Margaret Tafoya, the matriarchs of Santa Clara pottery, both Nancy and Chris Youngblood use time-honored techniques with a contemporary sensibility. Nancy will show miniatures—pieces measuring 3 x 3" or less—at Lyn A. Fox. Chris will have new pieces on display. Nancy Youngblood: Full Circle, the Miniatures, and Chris Youngblood: Solo, August 17, reception 3–5 pm, Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery, foxpueblopottery.com

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Above: Richard Zane Smith, Wyandot Floral, pigment on clay, 16 x 13"


Richard Zane Smith (Wyandot)

Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery opened in April, 1993. Fisher had previously worked as a buyer for the Case Trading Post, and although her knowledge base was broad, she decided to go deep in her own business, carrying only pottery. The gallery stocks mainly Native American pottery from the Southwest, both by living artists and by matriarchs such as Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso) who lived and worked in an earlier era. As many as six generations of a single family of potters may have pieces at the gallery at one time. Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery also carries pieces from the village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, and represents a few Native artists who are not from the Southwest. Richard Zane Smith exemplifies the beauty and sophistication of contemporary Native pottery. Andrea Fisher presents a show of his work, Coiled Amazement, in August. Coiled Amazement, August 17–21, reception August 17, 5–7 pm, demonstration August 18, 10 am–4 pm, Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery, andreafisherpottery.com

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Left: Larry Vasquez, necklace, pink coral and opal.

SUNWEST ON THE PLAZA Albuquerque’s Sunwest Silver Co., Inc., owned by Ernie Montoya, has a new Santa Fe location. The spaces formerly occupied by Dressman’s

Gifts and Santa Fe Indian Trading Company are now home to Sunwest on the Plaza. As the owner of the Carico Lake, New Lander, Falcon, and Badger turquoise mines, Sunwest Silver keeps hundreds of artisans from Albuquerque to Tibet supplied with stone. Since 1970, Sunwest Silver has been selling silver and stone, buying back the jewelry made from the materials, then supplying stores across the land with Nativemade jewelry. Sunwest on the Plaza sells the work of about 120 jewelers, all but a few Native. They also carry pottery, a few weavings, and Ojibwe totems. The other section of the store preserves Dressman’s tradition of selling T-shirts, sodas, and souvenirs of all sorts. Sunwest will celebrate their grand opening August 17 at 5 pm with a ribbon cutting. Native artists will be in the store throughout Indian Market weekend. Grand opening, August 17, 5 pm, Sunwest on the Plaza, sunwesthandmade.com





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Business partners Lisa Sheridan and Craig Allen opened True West in December of 2014. Their spacious downtown location on Lincoln Avenue carries Southwestern jewelry, pottery, paintings, and sculpture by both Native and non-Native artists. Pieces exhibited range from traditional to ultra contemporary. True West regularly invites their artists to spend time in the gallery, demonstrating their techniques and meeting customers and collectors. August 4–6, Rosemary Lonewolf will demonstrate her approach to pottery. While Lonewolf comes from a long line of Pueblo potters, her work is decidedly contemporary. Rosemary Lonewolf, artist-in-residence, August 4–6, 11 am–5 pm, reception August 4, 5–8 pm, True West, truewestgallery.com Left: Rosemary Lonewolf and Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo), Desert Dazzler, ceramic and glass on metal base, 51 x 12 x 12"


Located at the foot of Canyon Road, Adobe Gallery provides a fascinating introduction to Native arts. Owner Alexander E. Anthony, Jr., opened the original Adobe Gallery in Albuquerque in 1978, following a 20-year career in the United States Air Force, and eventually relocated to Santa Fe. Adobe specializes in contemporary and historic Southwestern Indian Pueblo pottery. The gallery also carries Hopi katsinas, Pueblo paintings (a show of paintings by San Ildefonso artists hangs through the end of August), and vintage Native jewelry as well as Arts and Crafts furniture. In August and September, Adobe shows contemporary and historic Hopi pottery in an exhibit highlighting the influence of the old upon the new. New & Old Hopi Pottery Showcase, August 1–September 30, Adobe Gallery, adobegallery.com Mark Tahbo (Hopi/Tewa), very large polychrome seed jar, clay and pigment, 8 x 14"



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Above: Bracelet designed by Jennifer Laing from a 3-D print of Margarete Bagshaw’s image, sterling silver with grasshopper turquoise, 8 x 1 ½"


Golden Dawn Gallery opened in 2009, operated by the husband-and-wife team of Dan McGuinness and Margarete Bagshaw. They carried the work of three artists: Bagshaw, her mother, Helen Hardin (1943–1984), and grandmother, Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara) (1918–2006). Velarde’s Tewa name, Tse Tsan, means Golden Dawn. The gallery was the exclusive representative for the work of all three generations. Following Bagshaw’s untimely death in early 2015, McGuinness has maintained the gallery, with the addition of a three-dimensional printer and a slight name change. 3-D printing capabilities mean that McGuinness is producing silver jewelry designed by Jennifer Laing and based on images in Bagshaw’s paintings, and bronze sculptures of figures from the paintings. Golden Dawn and 3D Gallery also carries the sculptures of Tony Buchen and Jazzmean Goodwin, who work with the 3-D printer. Golden Dawn and 3D Gallery, goldendawngallery.com


o p e n in gs | re v i e w s | pe opl e Conception, Abstraction, Reduction: The Art of Dan, Arlo & Michael Namingha Niman Fine Art at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill Through May 13, 2018, hours vary by season

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Now through next spring, Niman Fine Art partners with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in the Garden’s 30th anniversary celebration to present stunning large-scale sculpture in Conception, Abstraction, Reduction: The Art of Dan, Arlo & Michael Namingha. Internationally known artist Dan Namingha (Tewa/ Hopi) and his sons, contemporary artist Arlo Namingha (Tewa/Hopi) and conceptual artist Michael Namingha (Tewa/Hopi), each bring their own aesthetic to the garden, their works interacting with the landscape in unique and interesting ways. Traditional subject matter, abstract works, sculptures that mimic the landscape, and abstracted animals created in bronze, stone, and Plexiglas® all make an appearance.—Amanda N. Pitman

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Left: Buffalo Gal Hat, antique cowgirl hat, antique cut beads, modern 13/0 Czech seed beads, copper seed beads, sterling silver button, horse hair tassels.

Angela Swedberg contemporary artist and restoration expert


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A commissioned Mandan or Upper Missouri style quilled war shirt based on the 1830s paintings of Mató-Tópe (Four Bears) by Karl Bodmer and George Catlin.

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If you have ever taken an interest in Native American beadwork, you’ve likely seen something restored to perfection—or entirely designed and meticulously created—by Angela Swedberg. Swedberg’s beadwork runs the gamut from antique restoration and repair to private commissions to stunning, one-of-a-kind, full-fledged creations such as horse regalia and a beaded elk robe commissioned by the Denver Museum of Art and now on permanent display at the museum. The eight-piece collection of horse gear, in particular, has significant meaning—especially in light of the recent Dakota Access Pipeline protests. “More and more I really want to be doing work that has some serious messages behind it,” says Swedberg. “[The horse gear] has to do with environmental issues that impact Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest.” Many of Swedberg’s other custom creations came about in part as a result of her restoration work. Collectors she had worked for began approaching her with an interesting proposition. “‘There is something we have always wanted for our collections, but it doesn’t exist to buy. . . . Could you make us something to fit this hole?’ And I started doing that for clients,” she explains. She notes that she often likes to work in art glass to denote that the work is modern and not historic. About 10 years ago, Swedberg worked as an artist-in-residence at Pilchuck Glass School, noting “I lucked out being able to work with [glass artist] William Morris’s team; some of the best glass sculptors in the world.” Swedberg exhibits work in multiple major museums, and she is often invited to lecture at universities and museums. One of her priorities? Ferreting out fakes. “I’ve been working with museums lately on identifying things [such as fakes] and I am also in the process of talking about putting together some type of symposium with museum curators so that I can show them some of the tricks . . . so they can keep an eye out for these things.”

Top: Swedberg’s Appaloosa, Cappy, serves as the model for this quilled horsehair bridle, now in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. Right: Currently on display at the Denver Art Museum, this Plateau-style horse gear assemblage took Swedberg a year to complete and comments on the evironmental changes along the Columbia River, among other issues. Far left: A contemporary glass elk ladle, hand-blown, off-hand hot glass sculpture with antique Italian seed beads, porcupine quills, and brain tanned hide.

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Above: Blue Bird Love Song, colored pencil on ca. 1882 Beethoven sonata sheet music, 12 x 9"

Monte Yellow Bird (Black Pinto Horse) continuing history, sharing stories by Ama nda N. Pitma n

Above: First Strike, colored pencil on ca. 1900 United States Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs Water Users ledger, 14 x 11" 58


New to Manitou Galleries, the stunning, traditional ledger art of Monte Yellow Bird (Arikara/Hidatsa) is unlike anything else hanging on the walls. Seemingly familiar scenes of horses and warriors, hunting, tipis, courting couples, and other subjects are illustrated on ledger pages, sheet music, receipts, bills, and mortgages, but beneath the obvious lies deeply seated meaning, which imbues each work with a vibrant energy and a story that Yellow Bird longs to tell. “The idea of ledger art is beginning to gain popularity among mainstream collectors, historians, etc.,” he says. “It’s always been my feeling that being able to depict who we are as a people is really important, because we’re really telling the stories and sharing the

memory of our past generations.” Yellow Bird was admitted to the Institute of American Indian Arts at the age of 16. These days, he incorporates academic color theory and symbolism into his work as well as stories and other significant influences that derive from his culture, history, and life experiences. “The concept [for the work], for the most part, is—I wouldn’t say sporadic—but I would honestly say divine-driven, really,” he notes. Each piece of ledger art takes him anywhere from eight to 40 hours to complete. Yellow Bird enthuses, “So as you begin to be able to understand not only my theory or my stories, you get to see how it applies to us as human beings.” It’s well worth noting this when viewing Yellow Bird’s work: not just to admire it, but to consider the history and the stories. It is a deeply engaging experience. Monte Yellow Bird at Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon, manitougalleries.com At Manitou Galleries August 16, 10 am–4 pm, presentation at 2 pm; August 18, 5–7 pm, presentation at 6 pm

Above: Elk Medicine Called Us Together, colored pencils and ink on ca. 1900 Index to Real Estate Mortgages-Mortgagors, Chouteau County, Montana, ledger, 17 x 14"

Above: I’ll Lead the Charge for Future Generations, colored pencil on United States Cavalry recruiting ledger, 15 x 10"

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PROFILE A collection of Rachel Sahmie’s pottery, showing the many sizes and shapes of vessels she creates. All are pit-fired and made of traditional clay.

Below: Rachel Sahmie holds one of her large storage jars. The piece shows the influence of Sahmie’s great-great-grandmother, Hopi potter Nampeyo (1856–1942).

Rachel Sahmie continuing tradition by Eve Tolpa

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Rachel Sahmie (HOPI) knew from the youngest age what path her life would follow. Growing up in Polacca, Arizona, her family’s home for generations, she was surrounded by the crème de la crème of Hopi potters. Her great-greatgrandmother was Nampeyo (Hopi), renowned for leading the Sikyatki revival, which introduced the world to ancient Hopi designs from the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. Many of Sahmie’s other relatives, including mother Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo (Hopi), were similarly accomplished. “As far as I can remember there was always pottery around,” says Sahmie. “It was always part of our lives. There was always pottery drying or being painted. In my mind I just assumed this is what I’m going to be doing.” The motifs adorning those pots often reflected aspects of the artists’ environs, with ample room for individual interpretation and variation. Nampeyo, Sahmie says, was “simply painting the things she saw every day.” Steve Elmore Indian Art is one of the local galleries showcasing Sahmie’s work, and its eponymous proprietor literally wrote the book on Nampeyo (In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years 1875–1892). “Rachel is a master potter,” Elmore says. “She’s the new matriarch of her generation for Hopi pottery. She has assumed Nampeyo’s mantle.” For Sahmie, there is no separation between work and life, personal expression and cultural legacy. She likens her pots to members of the family, noting that they have “a spirit of their own, and even touching them gives you energy.” What surprises Sahmie about the creative process? Everything, always. “When you put a piece of pottery into the firing, it’s a surprise. When you open it, it’s like a present. And when you find a new clay source, that results in a different color shade of vessel,” she says. “We are certainly blessed, the Native traditional potters. I can hardly wait to do this each day.” 60



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Yellow Bird Dancing


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Above: Five-time world-champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan, also celebrated for his music, accompanies himself on both river-cane and cedar flutes on his latest album, Purify. Duncan’s mother, Doreen, recalls, “My brother, Carl, Tony’s uncle, used to say, ‘That li’l Tony, he’s down at the river running around the willows again; he keeps saying he hears music and he’s trying to catch it.’”

Right: The flute piece Tony composed to make his intentions known to Violet, who became his wife, is beautifully heart-melting.



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  Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Mandan/Hidatsa) is also known as Yellow Bird Dancing (Yellow Bird is a family name). He grew up hoop dancing, beginning at the age of 5, when his father, Ken Duncan, Sr. (Apache), gave him his first hoops. Ken and his wife Doreen (Arikara/Mandan/Hidatsa) founded a family troupe under the name Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, and the group rapidly found international success. The family members have performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the Billboard Awards, and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A five-time world-champion hoop dancer himself, Duncan—along with his brothers—is an eagerly awaited annual performer on the Santa Fe Indian Market stage, and dances frequently at the Heard Museum. Tony’s wife, Violet (Plains Cree/Taino), and young daughters Manaya and Nitanis all perform the traditional fancy shawl and women’s jingle dances, while son Naiche is following in his father’s hoop-steps, so to speak, using the same hoops first passed along from his grandfather to his father. Tony and his brother Kevin Dakota Duncan were featured in Nelly Furtado’s 2012 global hit “Big Hoops (The Bigger the Better),” blending the energy of traditional hoops and lively hip hop with mesmerizing results. In June, Duncan reunited with Furtado in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for a live show at the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Aboriginal Day Live in Winnipeg. Also a musician, Duncan composes for and plays Native flute. Dance and music embody much more than the presentation, says Duncan. There’s a deeply spiritual aspect that precedes the action of dance or of playing the flute, and it underlies each step and every note. Duncan explains the significance of honoring the Four Directions and the spirits represented, and says he is mindful of them as he proceeds. Further to that, when composing for the flute, he tries to dedicate the music to a family member. Certainly, the song Tony created to woo Violet always melts the audience, while the bright piece composed for his son captures the joyful lightness of childhood. Duncan is now moving more fully into the backstage areas of composing and production. With his fifth album for Canyon Records, Purify, he says his music is more meditative, reflecting the beauty that surrounds him. He hopes to take the listener on this journey to a more soothed state, away from the city and stresses of modern life. In a departure from his previous duet albums with guitarist Darrin Yazzie (Navajo), Tony accompanies himself on the traditional Apache river-cane flute and the northern-style cedar flute, an instrument used by his mother’s people. “[The cane flute] has a softer feel; a higher pitch, like a bird,” he explains, while the cedar one “has a sharp edge. It’s deeper, louder, with more resonance.” The cedar necessitates a more controlled approach to breathing, which Duncan finds calming. For the listener, this is also very effective. The layers of cane and cedar tones produce a peaceful experience on this journey to a simpler state of mind. For a firsthand look (and listen), check Canyon Records and the SWAIA Indian Market schedule for the Duncan family’s appearance dates and times.

continued from page 40 Last Gun’s figures draw from pop art, minimalism, color field, and geometric abstraction to tell traditional stories from his tribe—the Piikani, or Blackfeet, of Montana. He debuted at the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival in May, and then began preparing for the July Native POP festival in South Dakota. Oklahoman George Alexander (Muscogee Creek) graduated in December 2015. Alexander shares a studio with his mentor, Tony Abeyta, who helped the young artist refine his focus. Alexander’s paintings, which combine traditional imagery with his own streetwise perspective, made a splash at the 2014 Indigenous Fine Art Market. After Alexander wandered into fine art from early interests in cartooning, painting cars, and tattooing, Abeyta encouraged him to apply to graduate school. In March, the young painter was offered an MFA scholarship at the Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy; this year he debuts at Indian Market. Beyond Santa Fe, two new artists have impressed Indian Market organizers with the social ramifications of their work. Geo Soctomah Neptune (Passamaquoddy), a master basketmaker from Maine, examines gender identity and sexuality through award-winning baskets made of ash and sweetgrass. Neptune identifies as transgender/queer and won a 2017 Judges Choice award at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market for Growth of a Transberry, seven interlaced berry baskets in descending size, dedicated to seven murdered trans women. Identified by tribal elders as a two-spirit (someone with both male and female spirits), Neptune uses basket making—along with storytelling, activism, and drag queen performance—to explore suppressed two-spirit traditions in Wabanaki Confederacy culture, of which the Passamaquoddy are a part. Heather Dickson (Tlingit and Nuxalk Nation) is from the Yukon. Unlike Neptune, who learned basket making from a grandmother at age four, Dickson did not delve into traditional textile skills until after graduating from the International Arts Institute of Vancouver. Combining her fashion background with Native tradition, she turned the colorful scarves nicknamed “granny hankies,” worn by older First Nations women across Canada, into headbands accented by traditional beadwork. Her entrepreneurship emerged after she won a pitch contest at the 2015 Yukon Upstarts Entrepreneurship conference. She now contracts with beaders across Canada, helping them connect with their culture and to start their own businesses. Dickson’s success has sparked a trend among younger Native women, who now find it cool to sew, and “not just something your aunties did,” she says. “I don’t want to take total credit, but there’s so many businesses popping up.” Giving workshops and talks on economic empowerment has revealed a dimension to her business that Dickson finds truly gratifying: revitalizing the role that art plays in Native life by carrying on the culture, expressing its values, and contributing to the material wellbeing of the community.

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Melissa Melero-Moose garret vreeland

guided by the land by Chelsea Herr (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)



Above: Melissa Melero-Moose in a studio at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, where she was the 2015 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow.

Left: Basket Design, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30"

Right: Interactions, mixed media with pine nuts on canvas, 40 x 30"

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Having lived in various places across the Western United States, Melissa Melero-Moose (Northern Paiute/Modoc) frequently returns to her relationships with land and place for conceptual and aesthetic inspiration in her work. Though she was born in San Francisco, Melero-Moose was raised near her mother’s family on the Reno/Sparks Indian Colony in Nevada. After graduating from high school, Melero-Moose moved to Santa Fe to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts, where she came to realize that the cultures of many tribes west of New Mexico were vastly underrepresented in the larger Native art market. “Being in the Southwest around such rich arts and culture influenced me to share with others where I was from, and the uniqueness of the Great Basin area where I grew up,” Melero-Moose says. This also prompted her to found Great Basin Native Artists, a collective that seeks to promote the work of Native artists in Nevada and the eastern Sierra Nevada range. After returning to Nevada in 2010, Melero-Moose continued to work with materials that came from the land on which she was raised. Her mixed-media paintings teem with tangible references to Northern Paiute relationships to the land, including willow, cattails, tule reeds, and pine nuts. “These cultural, organic objects are all very important staples to the Paiute people,” Melero-Moose says, “being sources of food, shelter, and implements made with artistic intention.” She began using these culturally significant materials after the birth of her son, when her family made a cradleboard to celebrate his arrival. “From the willow alignment of his basket cradleboard frame to the beadwork for his weaved cradleboard sun hood, I saw each part separately before it was assembled and wanted to document that series of creation,” Melero-Moose explains. This attention to the details that represent her family, community, and culture makes Melero-Moose’s work unique and captivating.

Left: A bowl of pine nuts in Melero-Moose’s studio. She incorporates plant materials with cultural significance into her work.

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Twilight in the Pinta, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Kim Wiggins Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace manitougalleries.com August 18–September 1 Reception August 18, 5–7:30 pm

Kim Wiggins began his artistic career sculpting miniatures of the wildlife around him. He grew up on a ranch in southern New Mexico, and animals were always a part of life. When an art dealer visited his parents’ ranch, he noticed Wiggins’s immense talent—at the young age of 12—and started marketing his work in Scottsdale, Arizona. By 14, he was painting in oil and had a part-time gig as a graphic artist for a national equine magazine. Since that time, Wiggins has exhibited in numerous shows and museums, including the Booth Western Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Joslyn Art Museum, and many others. The works in this solo exhibition are sure to be in his colorful, signature style with a Southwestern bent.—Amanda N. Pitman august/september 2017

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Sushe Felix angles and moods

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Above: Moonlight Magic, acrylic on panel, 60 x 48"

Above: Summer Downpour, acrylic on panel, 30 x 24"

Bill Hester represents artists whose works take the viewer on a multitude of journeys— whether it’s a quiet stroll along leafy countryside roads by Sean Wimberly or a multidimensional magical realism adventure through time and space by Jane Filer. Currently, Hester is showing Sushe Felix, whose abstract paintings reflect the American Southwest of dreams: broad, high-clouded skies; steep green mountains; and starry nights, all in deep blues, gold, and greens. Felix’s angular, colorful landscapes are influenced by the American Regionalist and Modernist art movements as much as by the distinctive hues and shapes of the landscape. The Colorado native clearly loves her subject, capturing stormy moods, sunsets, and playful animals in an array of deep blues and bright earth tones. Working in acrylic, Felix structures her panel with a dark background, over which she layers intense color and repetitions of shape and pattern to achieve the mood she wants. In her artist’s statement, Felix says, “I wish to instill in my work a sense of joy along with a feeling of mystery and playfulness, and hope it brings the same to those who view it.” Sushe Felix at Bill Hester Fine Art, 621 Canyon, billhesterfineart.com 134


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Brett Kern functional dino-mite by Ama nda N. Pitma n

“I am making the move right now to full-time artist,” proclaims Brett Kern. “This [was] my last semester [teaching at Davis & Elkins College], and so I am trying to make sure I can hit the ground running with all new stuff, new molds, and new items.” And it’s easy to see why Kern, who exhibits his fun, inflatable-looking ceramic dinosaurs at form & concept, has made this gutsy call in his career. Though he is best known locally for these whimsical sculptures, it was a trip to China before attending graduate school at West Virginia University that opened his eyes to the possibilities of what can be accomplished in this versatile medium. Kern states, “I think that was important at that stage—just to go over there and see a culture that has revolved around ceramics for thousands of years and just humble yourself as you begin grad school, so you’re more open to possibilities and ideas.” And ideas he has! Along with his inflatable dinosaurs, Kern is contemplating creating a more functional line of ceramics— something along the lines of beer steins, liquor bottles, or even cups. “My first passion was pottery—that’s what got me into clay—so I’ve done a few pieces that were sort of a hybrid of the inflatable ceramics and functional pottery,” he confirms. “I’m always thinking about what’s the next step,” he continues, noting that his line of dinosaurs and astronauts “evolved around ideas of my childhood.” When asked about where he thinks the future of ceramics and clay is heading, he laughs, “I don’t know if I have much speculation on that—I think I’m too small an individual to be able to predict an entire realm of art!” He notes, however, “I keep hearing about clay as the hot new fine art right now; ceramics is definitely having a moment.” It will certainly be exciting to see what Kern brings to form & concept next. Brett Kern at form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe, formandconcept.center



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Red Corythosaurus, glazed porcelain, 14 x 5 x 11"



Left: Gold Tyrannosaurus rex, glazed porcelain, 15 x 9 x 14"


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Christopher H. Martin artistic instincts by Stephanie Love

Christopher H. Martin finds inspiration in a variety of textures, often those he discovers in nature. Anything Martin finds “aesthetically engaging,” he says, from water ripples to the shadows cast by aspens onto freshly fallen snow or the swirls in a piece of marble, sparks his artistic instincts. These abstracted slices of nature, often preserved in photographs, can provide the impetus for an entire series of paintings. When Martin feels he has fully explored a theme, he fuses multiple series to create a new concept. His ideas blend naturally and flow from one body of work to the next. Martin has “an intrinsic desire to challenge [him]self to create a visual dialogue.” This process is very personal and influences how he renders each composition. He doesn’t replicate what he sees, instead choosing to expresses it in sweeping yet precise brushstrokes. Martin’s method of reverse painting—using acrylic paints on the back of clear acrylic panels—means that his first marks are the most important. Subsequent additions are less and less visible, as the technique is reversed in comparison to the additive method of working on canvas, where the last strokes of paint applied are the most prominent. Santa Fe’s deep roots in traditional painting haven’t kept Martin from feeling welcome to share his inventive materials. With his eponymous galleries long established in Dallas, Texas, and Aspen, Colorado, Martin says that both Santa Feans and our art-loving tourists “have been so open and seemingly excited that [his gallery is] here.” Christopher Martin Gallery, 644 Canyon, christopherhmartingallery.com

Above: Bala, acrylic on acrylic, 96 x 96"

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Above: Kamba, acrylic on acrylic, 96 x 96" 138


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PREVIEWS William Hook Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon meyergalleries.com August 4–17 Reception August 4, 5–7 pm William Hook’s father was a professional photographer, his grandmother an architect, and the family tree is populated with painters, an art historian, and author Willa Cather. No wonder he chose to paint. Educated at the University of New Mexico and in Italy and Los Angeles, Hook calls New Mexico home. Meyer Gallery is also home—he has shown with them since 1988. Hook paints in acrylic, partly a result of the childhood experience of encouragement to try new media. The resulting landscapes employ pure clear colors and the landforms and flora of New Mexico. A painting teacher, Hook is regularly featured in books and magazines —Lisa Van Sickle Left: William Hook, Transparent Chamisa, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30"

Inger Jirby’s New Mexico Inger Jirby Gallery jirby.com 207 Ledoux, Taos Reception September 16, 5–7 pm Surrounded by fauvism during her childhood in Lapland, Sweden, Inger Jirby became enchanted by the art of painting. “Fauvism came to Lapland via Matisse and Paris when I was young,” explains Jirby. She was later attracted by the works of Swedish artists, “who came to Lapland at the beginning of fall and painted the color-blazing landscape with twisted birch trees and cobalt blue lakes.” These influences are evident in Jirby’s contemporary work, which shows at her eponymous gallery in Taos, New Mexico. Now a 20-year-plus resident, Jirby was drawn to Taos for a number of reasons: its size, similar to that of her hometown; the legendary light there; and the town’s landscape and architecture. “The fact that it had been an art center for over 100 years sealed the deal,” she says. Jirby, who has painted professionally for over 50 years, finds Taos to be the perfect haven for plein air painting, and has often declared New Mexico to be the love of her life. “With all of its panoramic vistas, historical villages, and ever-changing landscapes, the potentials are endless here.”—Anne Maclachlan

Above: Inger Jirby, Full Moon Over Don Fernando’s Morada, acrylic on linen, 20 x 20"



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PREVIEWS Indian Market Group Show: Meet the Artists The Signature Gallery 102 E Water thesignaturegallery.com August 18–20 Reception August 18, 10 am –7 pm The Signature Gallery, located just one block south of the Plaza, presents their annual Indian Market Group Show. Working on new pieces throughout the weekend, painters including Charles Pabst, James Ayers, and Kirk Randle, and sculptors Todd Paxton, Raymond Gibby, and Kim Obrzut (Hopi) will be on-site to meet and greet. Indian Market weekend brings upwards of 120,000 people to Santa Fe, making this time of year an exceptionally exciting time to visit.—Amanda N. Pitman

Right: Kirk Randle, A Break in the Storm, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

The Native Culture of the West Blue Rain Gallery 544 S Guadalupe blueraingallery.com August 25–September 9 Reception August 25, 5–7 pm For Sean Diediker, not much is off limits. His artistic media range from the typical—oil paint—to the outrageous; he has done a series of work incorporating the colors and textures of folded United States currency. He has done a television show, Canvasing the World, which follows his travels to far-flung locales to paint. August finds Diediker at Blue Rain Gallery with a show of paintings paying tribute to a grandfather he never knew. The grandfather ran a trading post near Star Lake, New Mexico, and spoke fluent Navajo. Diediker traveled to the area, gathering photos and stories to use for a series of paintings that will show at Blue Rain.—LVS

Left: Sean Diediker, Medicine Man, oil on linen, 60 x 35"

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Right: Jess X Snow, Long Live Our 4-Billion YearOld Mother, color serigraph on paper, 24 x 16"

Broken Boxes form & concept 435 S Guadalupe formandconcept.center August 18–October 21 Reception August 18, 5–7 pm The gallery form & concept opened with the mission of breaking boundaries between art, craft, and design. Continuing in their mission to ignore boundaries, Broken Boxes presents artists, filmmakers, activists, and more, wanting to change the status quo. Whether female, queer/trans/non-binary, Indigenous, or artists of color, participating artists are invited to take aim at society’s preconceptions and prejudices. Broken Boxes is curated by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger. All participating artists have appeared on Dunnill’s podcast, also called Broken Boxes. The artists who have shared their stories and struggles on the podcast will now share their art at form & concept.—LVS

Visual Thoughts Alexandra Stevens 820 Canyon alexandrastevens.com August 26–September 20 Reception August 26, 5:30–7 pm Dedicated to her late brother, Patrick, the newest exhibition Visual Thoughts by Peggy McGivern shows works that “evoke a feeling of past kindred spirits; extensions of ourselves.” After looking through old family photographs, McGivern confides that the old images haunted her, and she felt pushed to interpret her family’s past onto canvas. “My thought was to paint one or two and get it out of my system,” she says, but the project and process turned out to be a much bigger exploration than one or two paintings could justify. “I treasure them all,” McGivern says of the family photographs. The paintings are rendered in her signature style, with a moody, rich color palette.—ANP

Left: Peggy McGivern, Chance Encounter, mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24"



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PREVIEWS Right: Peter Schmid, ripple ring, oxidized sterling silver, 22-kt yellow gold, champagne diamonds, 1" wide tapering to 3/8", size 7 1/4"

Tonal Elegance: The Jewels of Atelier Zobel Patina Gallery 131 W Palace patina-gallery.com August 11–September 10 Reception August 11, 5–7:30 pm Patina Gallery has presented the jewelry of German artist Peter Schmid, from his studio Atelier Zobel, for the past 16 years. Schmid’s work is distinct and immediately recognizable: large pieces using different colors of metal in the same piece, often using tiny diamonds as a textural element. “My jewelry is big and bold, but it has a human touch to it,” he says . In this year’s collection, Atelier Zobel is exploring color and less common gems including paraiba tourmaline, which has an almost neon blue-green color; rubellite, another form of tourmaline in pinks and raspberry reds; and untreated rubies.—LVS

Left: Jami Tobey, The Space Between, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40"

Inspired Views: Contemporary Landscape Painting Pippin Contemporary 409 Canyon pippincontemporary.com September 6–27 Reception September 8, 5–7 pm Pippin Contemporary presents four painters who all begin with landscape painting and end in four very different places. Gallery owner Aleta Pippin’s paintings appear abstract, but the landscape is apparent in her use of color and her compositional elements. The other three painters—Gina Rossi, also from Santa Fe, and Jeffrey Beauchamp and Jami Tobey, both Californians—vary in their approaches. Rossi provides the most realistic view, often working from sketches done on location. Tobey is engaged in an exploration of the geometric elements of the landscape, while the possibilities inherent in oil paint itself form the subtext of Beauchamp’s pieces.—LVS

Above: Carolyn Bernard Young, Women Rising, wheel-thrown stoneware, sgraffito, 13 x 7 x 7"

All Artists Show Worrell Gallery 103 Washington worrellgallery.com August 18–31 Reception August 18, 5–7 pm Mary Adams, owner of Worrell Gallery, presents the annual All Artists Show during Indian Market Weekend. With over 30 artists working in a variety of media, there is sure to be something that every kind of art lover will enjoy. Painters Walt Wooten, Aleksander Titovets, Sandra Stevens, and Virginia Maria Romero, along with many others, offer a wide range of styles and subjects on canvas and paper. Sculptors Pam Stern, Diana J. Smith, Bill Worrell, and Kelly Cozart present works in a variety of three-dimensional media and themes. Jewelry by Rex Foster and pottery by Carolyn Bernard Young (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) will also be available.—ANP

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PREVIEWS Right: Belle Brooke, Big Sky Deco Ring, Montana agate with diamonds set in sterling silver, size 8

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Grounding Gems New works by Britt Brown and Belle Brooke Belle Brooke Designs 821 Canyon, Suite A bellebrooke.net September 15–October 15 Reception September 15, 4:30–7:30 pm Belle Brooke Designs is hosting a double show in September, featuring the jewelry of gallery owner Belle Brooke (ongoing) and new works from Taos-based sculptor Britt Brown (until October 15). Brown, whose recent works are in clay and crushed gemstone, focuses on soft feminine forms. Brooke’s new designs incorporate locally cut gems, each with diamond accents. All are set in sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, or the combination of 18-kt yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver. The show itself focuses on the use of gemstones in sculpture and jewelry.—AM

Above: Nocona Burgess, Quanah with Eagle Fan, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24"

Kwihnai Natsu (Eagle Medicine) Power and Protection Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon giacobbefritz.com August 18–September 1 Reception August 18, 5–7 pm Giacobbe-Fritz presents 20 new works by Nocona Burgess (Comanche) in Kwihnai Natsu—Power & Protection. This exhibition explores the representation of the eagle in Native American culture. The majestic raptor has been revered for its power and spirituality throughout history and across many cultures, and there is a strong symbolic connection between man and the eagle. Eagle feathers were worn in the hair and on war bonnets, and were also used on shields, fans, and other ceremonial items. Burgess, originally from Lawton, Oklahoma, is the great-great grandson of Chief Quanah Parker. Coming from a family of artists, he knew he had “no choice but to pursue art.” Burgess also writes poetry and music, and in 2001, released a CD of his flute music.—ANP



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Above: Ran Adler, A Solo Exhibition by Ran Adler Nature’s Tapestry (detail), Tansey Contemporary mahogany pods, 652 Canyon fishing line, aluminum crimps, 6 x 8' tanseycontemporary.com September 1–30 Reception September 1, 5–7 pm There exists a certain type of plant, uncultivated and uncared for, that nonetheless grows and thrives along the peripheries of bettertended areas. These plants—written off as weeds—are where Ran Adler finds the raw materials he turns into assemblages. Sea grapes, thorns from the Bolivian tree, mahogany pods, and horsetail rush all find their way into his work. Adler gathers the materials, then sorts, cuts, wires, and weaves them into large, one-of-a-kind pieces. The finished products exhibit elegance and planning, and the careful placement does not define the sources of the raw materials.—LVS


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Santa Fe interior designers Chris Martinez and Jeff Fenton (above, inset) yuk it up in the compact kitchen of their 810-square-foot home. Despite the kitchen’s limited space, a Saarinen Tulip table with Lucite chairs, an upholstered high-backed bench, and an oversized painting by Diane Snell are perfectly to scale, per the homeowners, who claim, “Smaller pieces make a space look small.” Read all about Fenton and Martinez’s adventure in almosttiny-house living on page 146.

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by Amy Gross

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old, new, found, gathered self-proclaimed “change junkies” embark on their next adventure: small house living

IS A SHARED DESIGN EYE a test of marital compatibility? For Jeff Fenton and Chris Martinez, interior designers and the owners of Santa Fe furniture showroom Reside Home, the ability to harmoniously create their own personal living spaces has been a huge factor in the success of their relationship. They’ve certainly had plenty of practice, having shared 19 homes—a combination of rentals and owned residences—in the 27 years they’ve been together. Do that math. “Our friends know that when we’re done with a house—usually in about a year and a half— we’re going to hold a big garage sale,” laughs Fenton. “They start circling.” Though furniture comes and goes, their art moves with them—beloved pieces they’ve collected or have been given over the years. At just 810 square feet, Fenton and Martinez’s current home is small indeed, but not, in fact, the smallest space they’ve shared. Six years ago they purchased a vintage Airstream and traveled to 25 states over three months, living in a mere 70 square feet of trailer—two very tall men plus two dogs. “Living in that small space makes you think differently about where things go, and how many uses one thing might have,” notes Martinez. “Also, how do you choreograph? You have Above: The living room, one of just four rooms in the entire house, can actually seat eight people. Chevron patterns thread through the room, along with a palette of black, white, and greens. Another large-format Diane Snell painting, Adam and Eve, commands one wall to dramatic effect. Left: A flea market find in one corner of the living room is a great conversation starter; it’s said to ward off evil spirits. 146


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Left: A collection of flea market pieces, outsider art from Palm Springs, and paintings, photographs, and sculptures by Barry O’Rourke, Alexandra Eldridge, Don Kennell, and other artists. Below: A weathered Buddha discovered in a Japanese garden has been with the couple for 25 years. “Our art is really important to us; it’s one of the few things that moves with us from home to home,” they say.

Furniture comes and goes, but their art moves with them—beloved collected and gifted pieces. Every one has a backstory. to develop a set of rules: If you’re going to be over there, then I have to be over here.” Not realizing at the time that the Airstream experiment was actually a practice run for their current living situation, Fenton and Martinez began a dialogue (while living in a 4,000-square-foot home) about whether they really wanted or needed that much space, and what living in a very small home might look like. “When we opened Reside Home, we started thinking more about our business, for sure, but also about our free time and our desire for experiences,” says Fenton. After looking at several homes, most of them fixer-uppers that promised costly repairs, he and Martinez opted for a boxy little one-bedroom, one-bath house in the eastside neighborhood known affectionately as Banana Hill. Though tiny, it fit their goals: within budget and about a mile from work. It had also recently been completely redone by the previous owners, including the interiors and all of the unsexy stuff that quickly drains bank accounts—new HVAC, a new roof, plumbing, and so forth. The home was move-in ready, and its new owners, self-proclaimed “change junkies,” eagerly began the process—by now well-honed—of figuring out where everything important to them would go, and how they would give their new home personality.

Above: Life is about experiences for Chris Martinez (on left) and husband Jeff Fenton. In addition to running a successful interior design business together, they’ve shared 19 homes, traveled across the country in a vintage Airstream, and recently returned from a trip to Puerto Rico that Martinez and his mother won playing Wheel of Fortune. august/september 2017

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Above: “A room should have little things in it that make you grin,” says Fenton. Right: A wood carving found at the former Tesuque Flea Market was formerly a gate to a house. Far right: Sunday in the Park, by Diane Snell, hangs above a highly textured buffet from Reside Home.

“We knew that as long as we were thoughtful about how we put aspects of this personality together, this small home could really read big on the inside,” says Fenton. They wove a black and white color foundation through the house, choosing specific colors for each room to complement it: black, white, and blue in the kitchen; black, white, and olive green in the living room; and black, white, and red in the bedroom. Next they added pattern, in this case a chevron or zigzag pattern, which, as Martinez notes, “pushes space outward, like a spring.” The combination is a trick for the eye, subconsciously creating connection and flow between the rooms.

“It’s our design model that a room should have visual texture,” says Jeff Fenton. “It should come from different parts of your life, different experiences.” Above: With its custom-designed blue floor tiles, crisp white cabinetry, and butcher block counters, the kitchen, though small, is charming and efficient. By trial and error—and by establishing a few key “space rules”—Martinez and Fenton have figured out how they can both be in the kitchen at the same time while Martinez works his culinary magic. 148


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Martinez and Fenton concede that form follows function in much of this home, where, in addition to simply being pretty, furniture pieces serve double duty as creative

Below: The tiny bathroom offers its own unique charm, with a vessel sink vanity (the hands are glove molds), a cherished mirror from Fenton’s mother, and the couple’s housewarming gift to themselves: a delicate (vacant!) wasp’s nest.

Above: In the bedroom, a Ben Forgey chair is made from sticks chewed on by Cochiti beavers, paired with plexiglass, and topped with reindeer hide. The 17th-century Parisian mirror and heavy art deco dresser offer striking visual contrast.

storage solutions. A sideboard in the kitchen holds bowls and silverware; a “jewelry cabinet” in the living room, booze. “We don’t have jewelry; we do have liquor,” Fenton deadpans. Sculptures, wall hangings, whimsical pottery, and even huge paintings grab the eye in every one of the four rooms. “It’s our design model that a room should have visual texture,” says Fenton of the carefully layered look. “It should come from different parts of your life, different experiences. Pieces should marry together in a dynamic, interesting way—old, new, found, gathered.” Having just moved into the home last December, Fenton and Martinez are still figuring out how it works for them. Rather than building an addition to create more interior space, as they originally intended, they’ve decided that adding a deck to and landscaping the huge backyard lot this summer will be more conducive to entertaining, which they miss. Then they’ll likely step away from home improvements for a while— mostly because there are few to be done. All part of the plan, Fenton notes with satisfaction. “This smaller footprint allows us to do things that are less about the house and more about experiences for ourselves.”

Above: A Pendleton blanket rests among bold, masculine linens, pillows, and coverlets from the collections of Daniel Stuart, Ann Lawrence, and John Robshaw. august/september 2017

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1020 Bishop’s Lodge

Waiting for you: a stunning light, bright, and airy modern hideaway atop a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac. Conveniently located in town, yet with dramatic panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this home feels miles away from civilization. Situated on a little over an acre, this approximately 4,500-square-foot residence features an open-concept floor plan, with impressive living, dining, and kitchen spaces. The master bedroom suite, on the main level, includes a beautiful stone fireplace and an unusual contiguous study. The two guest rooms are located on the lower level, ensuring separation and privacy. Both levels of the home offer fine outdoor living spaces with covered portales, decks, and a fireplace. A large detached guesthouse with a large living room, one bedroom, a caterer’s kitchen, decks, and views round out this gorgeous property.

With endless views from a 2.2-acre property, this custom Stamm home is ideal for entertaining with ample outdoor space and seating, plus a two-car garage and 10 parking spaces. It has been beautifully updated and expanded to over 3,880 square feet, with two living areas, four bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms. High ceilings with vigas, polished wood floors, and an open concept design highlight the living areas, while three fireplaces add warmth. The three bedrooms are located in their own wing, providing generous space for guests. A special feature of the home, an 800-square-foot indoor lap pool, makes this home unique. Best of all, it’s just a short drive or lovely walk to town from this northeast neighborhood.

List price: $1.395 million Contact: Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, Sotheby’s International Realty, darlenestreit.com



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List price: $950,000 Contact: Carol Hawkins, 505-660-6008, Stephanie Duran, 505-204-2491, Barker Realty/ Christie’s International Real Estate, santaferealestate.com

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373 / 373.5 Garcia Street Don’t miss this lovely historic compound on Garcia Street on the ever-fashionable Eastside. The main home, thought to have been built in the 1830s, exudes charm with its architectural detailing including double adobe walls, dark wood floors, high ceilings, and deepset windows. At 1,408 square feet with one bedroom and one bathroom, three fireplaces, and a separate dining area, it’s nice and cozy. Also on the property are a 450-square-foot, one-bedroom casita and a new 300-squarefoot studio. The three structures enjoy a central garden surrounded by an old acequia. No doubt: This is the ideal location to experience Canyon Road or grab a cup of coffee at Downtown Subscription. List price: $795,000 Contact: Linda Murphy, 505-982-4466, Santa Fe Properties, lindamurphy.com

the Pop Gallery Bryony Bensly, The Wishing Tree, oil on canvas, 36 x 48" Featuring internationally recognized New Brow Contemporary artists. Our vision is rooted in providing art lovers with a thought provoking alternative. Rising from the underground world of tattooing and graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealism, the art is a blend of influences and energies well cemented in today’s culture. In essence, Pop Gallery is a celebration of mediums and ideas, the dynamic union between independence and spirit, the emergence of sub-culture on a contemporary platform. 125 Lincoln Ave, Suite 111 505-820-0788 popsantafe.com




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

Two Old Crows Gallery Wayne Justus, Range Romance, oil on canvas, 65 x 50" Like the cry of the red-tailed hawk … like the smell of sagebrush at dawn… or an evening’s painted sky, Wayne Justus is part of a higher order of things. Justus has won numerous awards throughout the country since making his art a full-time occupation in 1972. Along with a number of gold medals from the American Indian & Cowboy Artists,  he claimed their Artist’s Artist, Western Heritage and Festival Choice awards. He was also awarded a silver medal at a National Western Artist Show in Lubbock, TX. 468 Lewis Street, Pagosa Springs, CO 970-264-0800, twooldcrowsps@gmail.com

Heidi Loewen Fine Art Heidi Loewen, Kryptonite, Porcelain Sculpture, Silver Leaf, Cobalt and Opalized Quartz Crystals, D: 24" Heidi creates award winning works of art in her gallery and studio. Collectors may work hands on with Heidi to make sculptures in any size, shape or design. Loewen demonstrates and teaches private wheel throwing pottery classes (1 to 15 people) by the hour to people from around the world. Team building available. No experience necessary. Just bring a great sense of humor. Make a memory to last a lifetime. 315 Johnson Street, 505-988-2225, heidiloewen.com 151




The Golden Eye Moorish Tapestry Ring in 18kt gold featuring a voluptuous rubellite tourmaline cabochon, orange sapphires, demantoid garnets, and diamonds. Precious gems like you’ve never seen before, hand wrought in the spirit of nature and antiquity… at The Golden Eye, passionate purveyors of functional opulence. 115 Don Gaspar Ave 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038 GoldenEyeSantaFe.com

Teca Tu—A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium Pamper your pooch with an elegant “Piazza Bed” or a handmade Southwest-inspired Pendleton coat or vest... a Teca Tu exclusive! DeVargas Center, 165 Paseo de Peralta 505-982-9374, tecatu@gmail.com TecaTu.com

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths “A Gem Packed Life”- High Karat Gold Beaded Jewelry by Donna Diglio. Reception for the Artist - Friday, August 11, 5-7 PM. Meet Donna Diglio daily through August 20. Show continues through September 4, 2017. 656 Canyon Road, 505-988-7215 TVGoldsmiths.com

LDP/Doreen Villanueva 14 kt gold Charra pendant part of the Mujeres Poderosas (Powerful Women) series, representing confidence and strength. Pieces in her collection include a Flamenco, Frida and China Poblana dresses all done in sterling silver and in the lost wax method. Available at: National Mexican Museum, Chicago, Ill. Mexican Museum of San Francisco, CA. Ortega’s on the Plaza, Santa Fe 702-376-9106 latinadesigns@gmail.com

Ojo Optique Elevating Santa Fe’s optical experience with refreshing and artistic independent eyewear. The world’s most exquisite and innovative designers are represented to create the most striking collection of frames available. Specializing in sun- and prescription-ready frames, precise adjustments, superior custom and Rx lenses, and unparalleled service. 125 Lincoln Ave, Ste 114, 505-988-4444, OjoOptique.com 152


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Seared scallops and colorful vegetables fill a fried vanilla crêpe, a popular appetizer at Coyote Cafe.

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Coyote Cafe: food worth howling about The flames that flicker above the kitchen from an illuminated projection at Coyote Cafe seem to be announcing you are eating in our town’s hottest restaurant. And once the dishes start to arrive, this is confirmed. When it was opened in 1987 by renowned chef Mark Miller, Coyote Cafe put the Southwest and Santa Fe on the culinary map and proclaimed that there was more going on with our cuisine than chiles and corn. All through the ensuing Eric Distefano years, and the collaboration with Geronimo, Coyote’s fame never wavered. New owner Quinn Stephenson, who was also previously involved as partner, brings a strong sense of solo direction that has breathed new, delicious life into the place. Start the evening in the

hopping Cantina and order anything with watermelon or passion fruit (the Cantina Cooler is my favorite cocktail this summer). In the main dining room, service is top notch with dishes arriving at the table and set in place in classy timing. Chef Eduardo Rodriguez, who tenured with Distefano for over a decade, continues with the same gourmet flair in dishes like rhubarb and strawberry gazpacho, smoked duck breast with mole negro, seared scallops in a fried vanilla crêpe, filet mignon with cognac foie gras butter, and so much more. Howl indeed!—John Vollertsen Coyote Cafe, 132 Water, coyotecafe.com

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L’Olivier un petit goût de la france

After a particularly stressful week, my body was telling me that I really needed to take a break and relax to get recharged. The timing was perfect; I wanted to introduce two friends new to Santa Fe to the lovely L’Olivier, and we were all available. It couldn’t have come at a better moment; fabulous food, great wine, good friends, and lively conversation make the best rejuvenators. I arrive early, on a warm late spring evening. The dining room is still quiet, with sunlight streaming through the slightly drawn blinds. Soft jazz is playing, which immediately unwinds me. My friends arrive a little more wound up, but as soon as Madame Grenet arrives with glasses of Gruet Brut Rosé, they are lulled into my tranquil mindset. L’Olivier is everything we have come to expect from a classic French eatery. Chef Xavier Grenet is French, of course. His charming wife runs the floor. There are fresh flowers and candles on the crisp linen–dressed tables. The menu is full of the dishes that have kept this cuisine vibrant for centuries: escargots, tartare, foie gras, steak frites, and so on. Chef Grenet also knows that along with the requisite items we hope are represented

Chef and Madame Grenet are warm hosts at L'Olivier, Galisteo Street's French restaurant.

Above: Sauteed wild rice served with mushrooms, cranberries, beet, and micro greens will appeal to the vegetarian in the group.


Right: Pear tarte tatin, accompanied by housemade vanilla ice cream, is the perfect end to a meal.



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Left: Tuna tartare topped with avocado gets the meal off to a tasty start, accompanied by crisp, waffle-cut fried potatoes.

Glazed suckling pig served with cauliflower gratin and greens.

on the table d’hôte, he needs to cook with a sense of place; since that place is Santa Fe, New Mexico, he cleverly sneaks in subtle dashes of local ingredients here and there. I’m not talking green and red chile (although there is a kick of pasilla chile in a luscious pineapple sauce that accompanies a duck breast), but things like crispy fried yucca on a warm fig and goat cheese salad, a lime chili sauce with calamari, and the trendy elk tenderloin Santa Feans love. The blend totally works; your palate is pleased with great renditions of the usual suspects and teased with Grenet’s Franco-Norteño creativity. We start with a dozen oysters; I’m thrilled my friends share my love of the bivalves. So pristine no sauce is needed—just a splash of fresh lemon—perfection. The tuna tartare has a creamy avocado smear on top, which adds a terrific fattiness to the lean fish. Served with waffle cut potatoes for dipping and a drizzle of olive oil, it’s another example of “less is more, let the ingredients shine.” The aforementioned escargots come in a small casserole aptly bathed in garlic butter and gussied up with shards of Black Forest ham, cherry tomatoes, spinach, and crunchy almonds, creating a nice texture play—delish! A mound of tender lobster meat is the star of a lobster salad, with a toss of more tart tomatoes, avocado, and a surprise addition of apple—all set adrift in a pool of creamy (and zippy) sherry vinaigrette. Main courses continue to wow us, especially that crisp-skinned duck breast with oh-so-French gratin potatoes and fried kale. A glazed suckling pig is succulent and tender with a sweet & sour glaze and a gratin of, this time, cauliflower. The addition of star anise and red wine poached pears

to the elk tenderloin plate make it my favorite rendition this year. For dessert, we return to the classics; it just wouldn’t be French without crème brûlée and pear tarte tatin. A light and moist almond cake with strawberries is a tasty foreshadowing of summer coming. Our server, Colin, displays his wine knowledge by starting us off with a nicely crisp Sancerre and then recommending a yummy, gently priced pinot noir—The Seeker 2014— which paired so well with our meats. Don’t miss the happy hour menu offered 4–6 PM daily; and on Tuesday and Wednesday there is a $35 prixfixe menu of three courses; what a deal! The outdoor terrace makes an ideal dining setting as the day cools off. Don’t we all need to relax more and get recharged? Oui, oui!—JV L’Olivier, 229 Galisteo, loliviersantafe.com

Escargots with cherry tomatoes, spinach, almonds, and Black Forest ham swim in garlic butter.

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northern new me x ico ’ s finest dining e x periences Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef, Edgar Beas fuses old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and native heritage and change often to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe with a chic, sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas, Social Hour Sunday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings. Patio open seasonally. Private dining available.

Cafe Sonder

326 South Guadalupe cafesonder.com Located in the Railyard, we pride ourselves in submitting to you a menu wherein food is prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven contemporary American cuisine.

Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquitesmoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to Tex-Mex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Best Patio in SF! Open seven days a week: 11 am–11 pm during the week and to midnight on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday. The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived

this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended. El Mesón 213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary— served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. 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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It’s high summer, and Santa Fe is abuzz with happy (and hungry) tourists and loads of events—both cultural and culinary—to entertain visitors and locals alike. Some of us are getting high, too, from the bumper crop of green-chile dishes that grace the tables of our fantastic eateries. And just like the bounty from the garden, new restaurants are cropping up in our ever-vibrant dining scene. Restaurants come in all sizes in our food-crazy town. The early buzz for the petite Cuba Fe on Third Street was strong enough when it opened that I have it on my next-to-try list for voluptuous Cuban sandwiches, crispy chicharron, and velvety flan. Over at The Detour Kitchen, which set up shop where Omira used to be (next to Susan’s Fine Wines), owner Ziggy Rzig, who also runs the popular Pyramid Café, revamps the joint and creates a casual neighborhood dining destination with a large menu that boasts some delicious local favorites in the taco, enchilada, adovado, and chile relleno realms. Add to that succulent burgers, sliders, sandwiches, hand-cut steaks, and the best chile con queso in the city—confession: they’re using my recipe—it’s exactly what we need in that part of town. Want to escape the heat? Head to a higher elevation and check out the Angel Fire Food & Wine Roundup, August 24–27. There are four days of events that include cooking demos; wine, spirit, and beer dinners; a golf tournament; and more. I’m looking forward to a barbecue and grilling class hosted by Meathead Goldwyn, whose name alone begs a meeting. On Sunday, at the Bloody Good Bacon Brunch, Kyzer Farm will supply plenty of piggy stuff to accompany the Bloody Marys required to recover from the previous evening’s fun. Details are available at angelfireresort.com; see you there! Closer to home, our own Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta kicks off its 27th annual event on September 27, running through October 1. I’ll be hosting events with the dashing and talented Chef Stéphane Beaucamp from the famed Lake Austin Spa; he will co-chef a wine dinner on Wednesday, September 27, at Joseph’s of Santa Fe, featuring the Italian Portfolio from Palm Bay Vineyards; don’t miss it! For all the delicious events that week, go to santafewineandchile.org; see you there too!—JV

Gabriel’s Restaurant 4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 gabrielsofsantafe.com 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. La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232, lacasasena.com La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday–Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm.

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Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com Maria’s now uses only 100-percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, 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. The Ranch House 2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com The mouthwatering aroma of smoky barbecue greets you at the door of The Ranch House, a southside restaurant with the feel of a historic Santa Fe hacienda—warm and inviting, sprawling yet cozy. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining, and pair a signature cocktail, like the smoked pineapple margarita or BBQ Bloody Mary, with Ranch House favorites like the brown butter salmon and of course our famous baby back ribs and barbecue. Also open for lunch, with daily specials, The Ranch House is proud to serve premium natural hormone/antibiotic-free Angus steaks sourced from Meyer Ranch in Montana, and we offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. Save room for one of our delicious, house-made desserts! Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm. august/september 2017

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Luminaria Restaurant

Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531, 505-984-7915 innatloretto.com Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant​​ and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and​​ tourists alike. Enjoy foods from our​​Executive Chef​​Anthony Smith. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and​​weekend brunch. $29 early menu includes glass of house wine.​​ Available 5 to 6:30 pm only.

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Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com Winner of the 2016 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award! Rancho de Chimayó - Celebrating more than 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition,” Rancho de Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Try our Carne Adovada - a Rancho specialty. Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (May-Oct), Tues-Sun 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store. Santacafé 231 Washington, 505-984-1788, santacafe.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the



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

famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays. We are now on Open Table!

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August Through August 13 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Four programs of choral music, performed by the professional chorus. Various times and locations, $20–$75, desertchorale.org. Through August 21 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Soloists and small groups perform music from the past five centuries. St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, and the Lensic Performance Center, 211 W San Francisco. $15–$86, santafechambermusic.com. Through August 25 Santa Fe Bandstand Most Tuesdays–Saturdays. Musical acts of all stripes play on the Plaza Bandstand. Free, 6–8:45 pm, sfbandstand.org. Through August 26 Santa Fe Opera Five different productions featuring some of the world’s finest singers, conductors, and musicians. Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr. $15–$300, 8 pm, santafeopera.org. Through September 3 Entreflamenco World-renowned Spanish flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero along with featured artist Estefania Ramirez and their company, Entreflamenco, appearing nightly except Tuesday. El Flamenco, 135 W Palace, $25–$50, 7:30 pm, entreflamenco.com. August 11–14 39th Annual Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographic Art Show Dealers from across the continent bring antique Native artifacts to show and sell. Opening night, $85, 6–9 pm, includes hors d’oeuvres and a drink. Saturday–Monday, $15, $25 for “run of the show” admission. 10 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, whitehawkshows.com. August 15–20 Native Cinema Showcase Films made by Native Americans. Includes winning entries from Indian Market’s moving images division. Free, various times, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, swaia.org. August 17–18 Wheelwright Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction Online, live, and silent auctions of contemporary and historic Native American and Southwestern art and artifacts. Free, 3–5 pm Thursday, 10 am–3 pm Friday, 160


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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, wheelwright.org. August 19–20 The Zuni Show The Zuni Show, in its second year, presents over 120 Zuni artists, plus student art, informational materials, traditional food, and Zuni singing and dancing. Free, 9 am–6 pm Saturday, 9 am–4 pm Sunday, Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta, thekeshifoundation.org. August 19–20 Santa Fe Indian Market The biggest of them all, now in its 96th year. Upwards of 900 artists show and sell arts and crafts. Free, 7 am–5 pm Saturday, 8 am–5 pm Sunday, the Plaza and adjoining streets, swaia.org. August 19–20 Adventures in Territorial New Mexico Civil War battles, Old West shootouts, blacksmithing, and more. $8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, golondrinas.org. August 27 Garrison Keillor Keillor and the Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" tour takes the stage at the opera. $45–$90, 7 pm, The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, ticketmaster.com.

September September 1 The Burning of Zozobra The spirit of Old Man Gloom is expelled for the 93rd time in flames and fireworks. $10 general admission, children 10 and under free, premium seating up to $200, gates open at 3 pm, entertainment begins at 7 pm, Zozobra burns around 9:30 pm, Fort Marcy Park, burnzozobra.com. Sep 2–4 Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo Arts and Crafts Artists and craftspeople sell their original works to visitors. Free, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am–5 pm; Monday, 8 am–4 pm, Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo, santodomingotribe.com. September 8–10 Fiesta de Santa Fe Food booths, art, and music on the Plaza. The September 8th, 6 am, religious procession, Pregón de la Fiesta, marks the anniversary of the return of Don Diego de Vargas to Santa Fe in 1692. At noon, the official Fiesta begins. santafefiesta.org. September 15–17 Santa Fe Pride The annual celebration of LGBT pride and inclusion is in September this year. The Pride Parade takes to the streets Friday at 6 pm. Saturday, the Pride Festival is at Ft. Marcy Park. Sunday winds it up with brunch at Museum Hill Cafe. Times and locations vary, santafepride.org.

September 16 Bonnie Raitt The blues legend plays on the open-air stage at the opera. $45–$105, 7:30 pm, The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, holdmyticket.com. September 16–17 Santa Fe Renaissance Fair Music, jousting, and other forms of period combat, vendors, food, magicians, and children’s activities. $10–$12, 10 am–5 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, golondrinas.org. September 17 TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band A night of the blues to benefit New Mexico Children’s Foundation. $38–$88, 7:30 pm, The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, holdmyticket.com. September 17 AHA Festival of Progressive Arts Artists’ booths, music, performance art. Free, 1–8 pm, Santa Fe Railyard, ahafestival.com. September 17 Santa Fe Thunder Half marathon and 5k runs plus a one-mile walk. The 13.1-mile run has a net drop in elevation of 1,000 feet, but begins with a 300-foot climb. The courses begin at Ft. Marcy. $35–$85, 7:30 am, 490 Bishop’s Lodge, active.com. September 23–24 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild Juried Show
 The juried exhibit features work from around New Mexico. Free, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am–5 pm, Cathedral Park, downtown Santa Fe, artsandcraftsguild.org. September 27–October 1 Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta Five days celebrating the food, wine, chefs, and restaurants that make Santa Fe memorable. Films, lectures, demonstrations, tastings. Various locations, $30–$350, santafewineandchile.org.

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