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the history issue

February/March 2015

archaeological finds at

Ghost Ranch

photography special

stunning New Mexico scenes

50 th

anniversary of the Rio Grande

Gorge Bridge

visiting the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

5 PENASCO CIRCLE | Las Campanas, 5 br, 7 ba | $4,850,000 MLS: 201405418 | Chris Webster | 505.780.9500

171 HEADQUARTERS TRAIL | 4 br, 6 ba on 27 acres | $3,350,000 MLS: 201304156 | Nancy Lehrer and Tara Earley | 505.490.9565

500 CAMINO SIN NOMBRE | Eastside Escape, 3 br, 3 ba | $1,400,000 MLS: 201403009 | Ray Rush and Tim Van Camp | 505.577.5117

18 GREEN MEADOW LOOP | Las Campanas, 3 br, 3.5 ba | $1,375,000 MLS: 201405639 | Roxanne Apple and Johnnie Gillespie | 505.660.5998

441–443 CAM. MONTE VISTA | Immaculate 4 br, 2 ba Eastside | $895,000 MLS: 201405667 | K. C. Martin | 505.690.7192

52 THUNDERCLOUD | Sweeping Sunset Views on 1.7 acres | $895,000 MLS: 201403489 | Janice Cox | 505.920.4774

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Visit us at sothebyshomes.com/santafe to discover all of our extraordinary properties. Use the mls numbers in the ad to find out more about these featured properties.

“Haiti: Passing By” • 19" x 13" • Acrylic

“PAUL-HENRI BOURGUIGNON Remembers Haiti” Opening Reception • Friday, March 6, 2015 • 5 to 7pm Ventana Fine Art proudly announces its second solo exhibition of 20th century modernist masterworks by Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906-1988). Bourguignon accepted a short-term assignment from the Belgian newspaper, Le Phare, in 1947 to cover the art scene in Haiti, a lively mix of European, American, and Haitian artists, writers, and filmmakers including Truman Capote, Andre Breton, Maya Deren, and the Haitian Primitifs. Jane Hoffelt, a close friend of the Bourguignons and manager of the Bourguignon estate, will be present at the opening reception.

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CLASS A OFFICE SPACE This listing is a ‘must-see’ if you’re looking for office space, and don’t need to be downtown. The 10,500 sq.ft. building is just out of the congestion of downtown with great views on 1.248 acres. It features a separate secure room for computer servers. SantaFeProperties.com/201405504 Philip Gudwin 505.984.7343 $2,500,000

UNCOMPROMISED COMPOUND IN MAJESTIC DES MONTES Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and views, this elegant house, guesthouse, office and pool house create a private wonderland ensconced within its outer walls. 4 br, 5 ba, 6,000 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 9.77 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201304524 Marg and Annie VeneKlasen 505.670.5202 $1,975,000


SOPHISTICATED CONTEMPORARY HOME IN THE FOOTHILLS This home is minutes from the Plaza. In a cul-de-sac, it offers wonderful surroundings and a valley view. Remodeled by legendary local designer David Naylor. 3 br, 3 ba, 2,453 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.93 acre. SantaFeProperties.com/201405337 Georgette Romero 505.603.1494 $698,000

A PERFECT MOUNTAIN GETAWAY Located in majestic Tres Lagunas, this

BEAUTIFULLY LOCATED CONDO WITH CITY VIEWS This beautiful, singlefloor condo is in the hills above the Plaza with views, plus Italian tile floors, a built-in display area in the dining room, and access to a deck that looks over the city. 3 br, 2 ba, 1,914 sq.ft., 1-car garage. SantaFeProperties.com/201403821 Kristin Rowley 505.670.1980 $475,000

casa features a guesthouse, stables and long views. If offers access to amenities, mature landscaping, large eastern portal and a private western courtyard. 4 br, 3 ba, 3,690 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 10 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201403077 Amber Haskell 505.470.0923 $699,000

is one of the few small cabins available in this Pecos River compound. With some of the best trophy fishing in New Mexico right out your back door, it’s a perfect cozy mountain retreat. 2 br, 1 ba. SantaFeProperties.com/201405474 Melissa Adair 505.699.9949 $580,000





AN EASTSIDE COMPOUND AWAITS YOU A hidden treasure, this compound

IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC SANTA FE A major remodel of an historic

SOPHISTICATED SOUTHWEST CONTEMPORARY Built in 2006, this home has all the features today’s buyers seek including stained concrete floors, open floor plan, high viga ceilings throughout and a gourmet kitchen. 3 br, 2 ba, 2,824 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 7.57 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201404457 Cindy Sheff 505.470.6114 | Amber Haskell 505.470.0923 $625,000

YOU WILL WANT TO CALL THIS HOME Enjoy the spirit of the Southwest

CHARMING OLD WORLD STYLE ADOBE An adobe home features beamand-board ceilings and brick floors throughout. There is a charming enclosed patio with a water feature and apricot tree. 3 br, 2 ba, 1,556 sq.ft., 2-car insulated and heated garage, 1.36 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201405110 Kristin Rowley 505.670.1980 $309,000

RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN BEAUTIFUL LAS CAMPANAS Build your dream home and enjoy the mild four season climate of Santa Fe in Las Campanas. There is no time table to build, so buy your homesite now and build when you are ready. Lots from 1 acre to 3-plus acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201402917 Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912 $90,000 to $395,000

includes three large structures: one is a spacious 3 bedroom quarters. Most units are being used as studios but possibilities are endless. 7 br, 15 ba and on 1+ acres bordering the Santa Fe River. SantaFeProperties.com/201405497 Brett Hultberg 505.695.4047 $1,790,000

property, this house and guesthouse offer a wonderful mix of traditional finishes with European sensitivity. This listing is located just blocks to the Plaza. 3 br, 4 ba, 2,742 sq.ft., 0.14 acre. SantaFeProperties.com/201405398 Dianne Eschman 505.577.1727 $1,495,000

in this beautiful home on 2.5 acres in the neighborhood of Cielo Colorado. It has a charming, light-filled floor plan with Italian ceramic tile floors throughout. 3 br, 2 ba, 2,900 sq.ft., 3-car garage. SantaFeProperties.com/201403753 Laurie Farber-Condon 412.9912 | Amber Haskell 470.0923 $585,000

1000 Paseo de Peralta 216 Washington Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.982.4466 SantaFeProperties.com FaceBook.com/SantaFeProperties All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates.



Located in the artistic town of Santa Fe, Las Campanas sits on 4,700 secluded acres surrounded by high desert preserve and mountain views. Home to The Club at Las Campanas, a private club featuring a state-of-the-art Fitness Center complete with Tennis, Pools, and Spa, a world-class Equestrian Center, two award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, and the Hacienda Clubhouse. Las Campanas is the spirit of community refined. One to four acre custom homesites from $100,000 to $395,000. Homes from $500,000 to $4.8 million.

Contact us to schedule a Private Tour and to learn more about our Discovery Visit 505-986-2000





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This promotional material is not intended to constitute an offering in violation of the law of any jurisdiction. Lot reservations or conditional sales only may be currently offered in certain neighborhoods. No binding offer to sell or lease this property may be made or accepted prior to delivery of a disclosure statement for the property that complies with applicable state law, including the New Mexico Subdivision Act. These materials and the features and amenities depicted herein are based upon current development plans, which are subject to change without notice. All lot owners are eligible to apply for membership to the private clubs; however, lot ownership is separate from club membership and does not provide any guarantee of acceptance. Additional membership fees and restrictions apply. Prices are subject to change without notice. Š2015 Las Campanas Residential Holdings, LLC and Las Campanas Realty, LLC. All rights reserved.





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4 THORPE WAY. 3,809 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3½ bath contemporary home on 3.61 acres in Bishops Lodge Estates. Second floor office/studio. MLS #201403647 $1,597,000

205 CALLE ESTRADA. 5,000+ sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom territorial-style home; complete with lap pool, stable and corral on 26 stunning acres in La Tierra. $2,500,000

721 CAMINO OCASO DEL SOL. 4,306 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3½ bath, Eastside territorial-style home; 2+ acres & access to 25 miles of trails. Guest house + garage. $1,925,000

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ARTfeast Santa Fe

ARTsmart presents the 18th Annual Santa Fe Be a Part of a Great Time for a Creative Cause! Friday, February 20 It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Music, Dance, Hearty Appetizers & Designer Cocktails Designs by Project Runway All-Star Patricia Michaels Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta 6:00-8:00 PM

Saturday, February 21 Step Up to the Plate Gala Dinner by Adobo Catering Paired with Select Fine Wines Watch Artists in Action Live & Silent Auctions Santa Fe Convention Center, 6:00 PM

Indulging in art, food and wine is an act of giving.


Saturday & Sunday February 21-22 Art of Home Tour

FALSE SUMMER 2015 Friday, June 12 Edible Art Tour, Downtown 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 13 Edible Art Tour, Canyon Rd 5:00 to 8:00 PM Order tickets online: artsmartnm.org Email: speterson@artsmartnm.org Call: 505-992-2787 Teaching art, literacy and life skills, ARTsmart empowers and transforms lives.


The Only 3 Generation, Full-time, Female, Painting Dynasty Recorded in History

Pablita Velarde (1918 - 2006)

Helen Hardin (1943 - 1984)

Margarete Bagshaw “Swimming Upstream” 24” X 36” oil on panel

201 Galisteo St. Santa Fe, NM 505-988-2024 www.goldendawngallery.com

The History Issue february / march 2015


30 Ghosts of Ghost Ranch Archaeological relics provide insight into 19th-century Jicarilla Apache encampments

32 The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge A look back at the history-changing project on its 50th anniversary

35 The View from Here Santa Fe’s top photographers capture the spirit of the New Mexico landscape

departments 20 City Different

24 Santa Favorites 26 Mind + Body

A visit to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Ramah, New Mexico, makes for a great day trip. See page 80 for more.

28 Adventure 41 Art

54 Living 73 Dining



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Manny Maes

80 Day Trip


130 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-982-0055 truewestsf@aol.com


Take a day trip (or enjoy an overnight stay) at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Ramah. For details, see our Day Trip section on page 80.


IN THE CONTINUUM OF LIFE, our connections to the past, our fellow inhabitants, and the beauty of this land play roles as we derive inspiration and insight into who we were, who we are, and the environment that surrounds us. Photography works so well in this regard, capturing a special moment in time or a special element of our environment. Generally, photography doesn’t lie, giving us an accurate and telling image of these extraordinary—and even ordinary— moments. For some reason, seeing a photograph can make life seem more real, more accurate, and more meaningful. Have you ever seen a wolf in the wild? Probably not. Short of driving out to one of New Mexico’s wolf sanctuaries, photographs are typically our only visual confirmation that these reclusive animals exist. There’s much for us to learn from these magnificent creatures. Some Native American tribes lived with wolf clans and admired wolves’ cooperative and calculating hunting techniques. Wolves were also appreciated for their intelligence and leadership within the animal kingdom. They weren’t loathed, but rather respected and appreciated. If prey stands its ground, the wolves back away so as not to endanger fellow pack members. They are very social, bond to the extent that they are excited to see each other after being apart, and typically mate for life. Photography allows us to witness these amazing animals and be inspired. Notable, historic moments happen every day around Santa Fe. With cameras installed in every cellphone, we’re all able to preserve a special moment that we can savor, learn from, and, more importantly, share with others. I invite you to share your photos with all of us by posting them on our blog. Keep in mind that the images we capture today are the historical reference points of tomorrow. The photographs you share will serve to educate and inspire the rest of us.

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|O V E R H E A R D | Q: What’s happening today in Santa Fe that will be considered historically noteworthy 100 years from now? “The Palace of the Governors’ photo archive, which began in 1859, has approximately 1,000,000 photographs in its collection, and [we’re] currently digitizing the photographs in the local newspaper’s files. These images, documenting the stories that made the headlines, of everyday events, of disasters, and of people in the news, will be an invaluable resource in the future. Today’s present will be tomorrow’s past.” —Daniel Kosharek, photo curator, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum 16


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“We are in a unique position to make significant and robust transformation in our city. Mayor Javier Gonzales and his exceptional staff are currently building public-private partnerships with nonprofit and private sector leaders to create a more sustainable creative city. As we continue to support our important and robust 55+ population, we’re also exploring innovative, interdisciplinary, and community-wide initiatives to attract and retain a younger, millennial demographic that will strengthen, diversify, and help our city thrive for decades to come.” —Cyndi Conn, executive director, Creative Santa Fe

“Santa Fe is just now beginning to claim its rightful place at the forefront of a solar energy revolution that will change the carbon footprint of the city and Northern New Mexico. The transition of government and private buildings to solar energy and our continually evolving green building codes speak of a clean-energy future that will resonate for hundreds of years.” —Tom Maguire, New Mexico Arts Commissioner

OLD WORLD ELEGANCE With a mountain retreat ambience and also very close to downtown. Exquisite finishes include hard-troweled plaster walls, high wood ceilings, tile floors, radiant heat and rastra construction. An attached separate guest suite includes a bedroom, bath, kitchen, and laundry. Price has been reduced to sell quickly. 3 br, 4 ba, 3,400 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 5.01 acres. #201404008 • 97 A La Barbaria • $990,000


BODELSON SPIER TEAM QUINTESSENTIAL EQUESTRIAN ESTATE This property is gracious and enjoys mountain views, with a lovely detached and fully-appointed guesthouse. Serenely set on 12.5 ample acres in Arroyo Hondo. There is a stellar horse facility with 6 stalls, tack room, hay storage, horse wash and a bathroom. 4 br, 6 ba, 4,994 sq.ft., 0.93 acre. #201401956 • 46 Droege Road • $1,368,000

Deborah Bodelson 505.660.4442 Deborah.Bodelson@sfprops.com Cary Spier, CNE 505.690.2856 Cary.Spier@sfprops.com

EUROPEAN ELEGANCE SANTA FE COMFORT This view-filled Santa Fe villa is behind gracious gates. Fine details include a chef’s kitchen, travertine floors, wood beamed ceilings, six fireplaces, mature grounds with garden paths, portals, and a spectacular outdoor kitchen. 3 br, 4 ba, 4,614 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 5.06 acres. #201401691 • 22 Paseo del Venado • $1,495,000

1000 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.982.4466



PANORAMIC WESTERN VIEWS Custom built and designed by Bob Zachary, this soft contemporary home is sited for maximum western views. It features beamed ceilings, custom doors and cabinets, and much more. Enjoy city lights and sunsets from the various flagstone portals and patios. City water and a private well included. Price reduced. 3 br, 4 ba, 3,200 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 1.3 acres. #201404810 • 2121 Foothills Road • $1,099,000 OTHER OFFERINGS: 110 Circle Drive #201403036 $875,000 7344 Old Santa Fe Trail #201403786 $940,000 388 Calle Loma Norte #201403129 $778,000




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B. C. Nowlin, In Place, oil on canvas, 12 x 24"

10th annual Sweetheart Auction Fine art by notable sculptors and painters, catered dinners with Santa Fe’s biggest stars, weekend getaways, and a 15-day African safari will all be on the bidding block during the 10th annual Sweetheart Auction, a fundraiser that includes a buffet dinner and an open bar. Auction attendees not only have the chance to bid on more than 300 great prizes, they’re also supporting the important work of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM), which helps offset the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals for Northern New Mexico cancer patients who come to Santa Fe for treatments that are otherwise unavailable to them. In 2014, CFFNM supported more than 10,000 patient visits, up from 8,000 in 2013. New to this year’s auction are “gallery sweethearts”—galleries that donate five or more items. “This is a wonderful way to give more visibility and acknowledgement to our biggest supporters,” says Bud Hamilton, chairman of CFFNM’s board. Another addition this year is the “dream vacation” raffle for two to Paris and Prague, Fiji, Tokyo, or the PGA Championship in Wisconsin. Tickets are available at cffnm.org, and you don’t have to be present at the drawing to win. A few other desirable auction items this year include a oneweek stay at an Italian villa; a fly-fishing trip on the San Juan River; a barbecue for 50 people; and works by Allan Houser, Preston Singletary, Tlinglit basket, Gustave Baumann, Tony Abeyta, Pablita Velarde, Kevin Red handblown glass, 10 x 10" Star, and other renowned artists. A catered dinner for 12 offers the chance to dine with acclaimed author Hampton Sides and film and television writer Bruce McKenna, who are collaborating on the screenplay for Sides’s book Blood and Thunder.—Cristina Olds Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s Sweetheart Auction, February 7, $75, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, cffnm.org f undraiser

Jill Shwaiko, Sheep, bronze, 14 x 12"

Maria Samora, Bracelet, sterling silver, 2" wide. Right: Grant Macdonald, Bandelier House Gardens, oil on canvas, 36 x 30".


courtesy of artsmart

ARTfeast: raising money for local art programs event The 18th annual ARTfeast event promises a weekend of food, wine, and, of course, art, all for a good cause. Benefiting the nonprofit organization ARTsmart, ARTfeast raised $45,000 last year for art supplies and creative programs in Santa Fe schools. To kick things off, on Friday, February 20, a happyhour event called It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere ($75, 6 pm, Peters Projects, 1101 Paseo de Peralta) will offer cocktails, appetizers, dancing, and a fashion showcase by Patricia Michaels, a local designer who earned national fame when she won second place on the 11th season of Project Runway. An evening gala on Saturday, February 21, called Step Up to the Plate ($175, 6 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy) features a catered dinner and a silent auction of fine art, travel packages, and ceramic plate art made by fifth grade students. Four local artists—Alison Keogh, Fran Larsen, Jami Tobey, and Roger Williams— will create paintings on-site to be auctioned that evening. Sculptor Greg Reiche, ARTsmart’s 2015 honorary artist, will also feature his work, as will high school students he’s been mentoring on a weekly basis since November. (For more about Reiche, see page 46.) This year’s honorary chair of ARTsmart, Valerie Plame Wilson, will be present at the Friday and Saturday evening events. From 12 to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, guests can attend the Art of Home Tour, which showcases homes for sale through Keller Williams Realty that are decorated with art from local galleries. ARTfeast’s popular Edible Art Tour, which used to be a February event, will be held in the summer, on June 12 and 13.—CO ARTfeast, February 20–22, artfeast.org

Ceramic plates hand-painted by local fifth graders will be auctioned at ARTfeast’s Step Up to the Plate event on February 21.

Dinner | Dancing | Silent Auction | Refreshments

Masquerade Charity Ball hosted by the

Santa Fe Association of Realtors Community Service Committee

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 The Club at Las Campanas 6–10 pm $100 per person $175 per couple Proceeds to benefit Dollars 4 Schools, a tax deductible Santa Fe Community Foundation charity

with Honored Guests

Mayor Javier Gonzales & SFPS Superintendent Joel Boyd


 Formal Attire–Masks Required  Masquerade Costume Encouraged  Costume Contest

For tickets call 505-982-8385 or visit the Santa Fe Association of Realtors office 22


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2nd Annual

Midori performs Schumann M usi c

On February 28 and March 1, world-renowned violinist Midori takes to the stage at The Lensic to perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra. Having made her concert debut at age 11 with the New York Philharmonic, Midori went on to develop an enviable—and singular—career. Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971, she began studying violin at age 3 and moved to New York City with her mother in 1982 (the same year as her first Philharmonic performance) to study at Juilliard’s Pre-College Division with legendary instructor Dorothy DeLay. Four years later, at age 14, she gave a masterful performance with Leonard Bernstein and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in the Berkshires, earning herself a front-page headline in The New York Times the following day. Midori left Juilliard before graduating, and roughly five years later, in 1992, she launched the first of her various communityminded projects, Midori and Friends, which brings music education to students with little or no access to the arts. Not long afterward she returned to school to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from New York University. Today, in addition to recording CDs and performing around the world, she serves as Distinguished Professor and Jascha Heifetz Chair at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. On February 27, Midori will join conductor Thomas O’Connor and the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra in an interactive youth concert for Santa Fe students in grades K through 12. Following her performance on March 1, Midori will attend an exclusive dinner at Restaurant Martín as part of a fundraiser for Pro Musica. Tickets for the dinner are $150, and reservations can be made by calling 505-988-4640 (ext. 1000) or emailing boxoffice @santafepromusica.com.—Amy Hegarty


Acclaimed violinist Midori performs Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra in a program that includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica Celestis.

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chocolate lover’s dream st a ndout lo cal shops of f e r ha nd c ra f t e d, one -of -a-kind t re at s by Cri sti na Old s

photo graph s by G abri ella Ma r ks

Chocolate lovers, rejoice. Santa Fe is rich with artisanal shops serving candy confections that celebrate the sweet treat’s history and versatility while adding their own artistic and flavorful spins. From chocolate milagros to chile-filled truffles, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Here we cover five of our favorite local spots for satisfying our own cravings and scooping up great gifts: C. G. Higgins, Kakawa Chocolate House, Señor Murphy Candymaker, The ChocolateSmith, and Todos Santos. Happy eating! Todos Santos (505982-3855) owner Hayward Simoneaux is best known for his chocolate milagros­— flaming hearts, prayer hands, the Virgin of Guadalupe—molded with edible gold and silver leaf (left). The store, in business for 15 years, is filled with folk art decorations that flank an alluring candy case (below) packed with original, eye-catching delights, like white chocolatecovered “mice” filled with milk chocolate and toffee (opposite, far right).

Chuck Higgins, owner of C. G. Higgins (cghiggins.com), has been making his own sweets for more than 30 years. He started his business in the early 1980s by selling peanut rolls at a Renaissance fair in Minnesota; soon thereafter he expanded to state fairs, where he met with great success. In 2003, Higgins opened his first store in Santa Fe, just off St. Francis, and in 2013 he opened a second, downtown location one block north of the Plaza. “We’re creating an elevated coffee environment here,” Higgins says of his downtown shop, where fresh-baked cinnamon rolls are served with cloth napkins and the espresso, garnished with a candied citrus peel (above), comes in a double-walled stainless steel cup on a saucer. The chocolate-covered cherries are a popular treat for pairing with coffee.

The truffles pictured here from C. G. Higgins feature a hand-rolled ganache of organic pumpkin dipped in white chocolate.



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Kakawa Chocolate House (kakawachocolates.com), established in 2005, is bestknown for its complex, historical, Mesoamerican-influenced cacao elixirs, or drinking chocolates, but the artisanal chocolate shop also gained notoriety with its fiery chocolate-covered chiles de árbol (left), whole roasted chiles dipped in agave caramel and finished with a house blend of 80 percent dark chocolate.

Fourth-generation candy maker Harry Doscher has owned Señor Murphy Candymaker (senormurphy .com) since 2011, but the business has been a Santa Fe institution since 1971. “People have been loyal to our candy brand since they were kids,” Doscher says. “Others come in because they know our employees,” he adds. “Some have worked here for 30-plus years.” One of Señor Murphy’s most popular candies is the Twin Peaks (below), two roasted almonds laid on a patty of caramel that’s then dipped in dark chocolate.

Kakawa’s pomegranate truffle consists of pomegranate puree covered with pure dark chocolate. “What’s not to love with chocolate?” says Bonnie Bennett, who owns the shop with her husband, Tony. “It makes people happy, it’s delicious, it’s a feel-good thing.”

The ChocolateSmith (chocolatesmith.com) employee Holly Marken (left) assembles Petit Mélange sampler boxes with assorted craft chocolates, caramels, and barks. Owner Kari Keenan says she worked for the store’s original owners until they sold it to her and her husband, Jeff, in 2005. Below: All-natural, classic hot cocoa and bottled chocolate extract are just a few of The ChocolateSmith’s proprietary delights. “It’s a joy to be an entrepreneur in Santa Fe,” says owner Kari Keenan. “The community is very supportive—so supportive that we ventured into the donut business with Whoo’s Donuts,” which is located next to The ChocolateSmith on Cerrillos.

Señor Murphy Candymaker has four locations across Santa Fe (pictured here is the DeVargas Center shop), where you’ll find candies and chocolates showcasing New Mexico piñon, chile, and much more.

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, three of Santa Fe’s top downtown spas are offering treatments for duos that will relax, rejuvenate, and possibly fan the flames of romance. The Inn and Spa at Loretto is setting hearts afire with its decadent, threehour-long Corazones en Fuego ($595 per couple). During the treatment, couples soak in a rose petal bath, enjoy 50-minute massages, and receive desert glow facials and spa manicures. This experience, says spa director Suzanne Chavez, will align you and your significant other “in a common experience [of] luxury and healing. [It] creates intimacy and a reigniting of the sweet physical nature of a love relationship.” During the 50-minute Heels Over Head Ritual ($260 per couple), also at Loretto, you’ll recline side by side in zero-gravity chairs. The chairs, which cradle your back and elevate your legs above your heart, move you into a position that, according to doctors, is the healthiest way to sit. Chavez says this position relaxes your spine, decompresses your vertebrae, improves your blood flow, and expands your lung capacity, allowing for more relaxed breathing. Before elevating your feet, you’ll soak them in a bath of detoxifying salts and rose petals, wrap yourself in a warming blanket, and place a lavender-scented eye pillow over your eyes, which will help you relax via aromatherapy. The treatment concludes with a reflexology foot and leg massage. 26


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Nidah Spa at Eldorado Hotel and Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe

Nidah Spa at Eldorado Hotel and Spa

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, three of Santa Fe’s top downtown spas are offering treatments for duos that will relax, rejuvenate, and possibly fan the


flames of romance. La Posada de Santa Fe’s perennial treatment for two is its couples massage (50 minutes, $289; 80 minutes, $329). The spa is also able to build a custom experience for you and your date; just select any of the body treatments or massages off the menu, and the staff will set you up in the couples treatment room. Nidah Spa at Eldorado Hotel and Spa has standing and seasonal ceremonies for duos. Suite Renewal ($200 per person) pairs a 25-minute scalp treatment with a 50-minute Swedish massage. For a longer option, go for the Suite Restoration ($245 per person), which offers an 80-minute massage on top of a 25-minute body scrub. For either treatment, you and your partner can opt for a lavender-salt, tangerine-salt, chocolate-peppermint-sugar, or desert-bliss-sugar body scrub. No matter which tempting product you choose, each will exfoliate your skin, leaving it touchably smooth; the salt scrubs have the added benefit of drawing toxins from your body. Suite Dream ($250 per person) combines a 50-minute Swedish massage with a 50-minute chile-and-honey body wrap that’s sure to spice things up. The wrap uses natural honey and red-chile-powder to hydrate your skin and stimulate circulation (perhaps leaving you feeling appropriately hot, hot, hot). In February, Nidah is offering discounts on three couples experiences. You can forgo the typical box of chocolates for the 80-minute chocolate-mole wrap and massage (discounted to $170 per person) or the 25-minute chocolate-peppermint scrub (discounted to $70 per person). And the customary bouquet of flowers will get an upgrade if you go with the couples 50-minute Swedish massage using rose massage oil (discounted to $250 per person). Because Nidah offers all these treatments in its couples suite, which has tandem tables and an in-room shower, you and your plus-one will enjoy an intimate experience no matter which service you choose. Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl, innatloretto.com; La Posada de Santa Fe, 300 E Palace, laposadadesantafe.com; Nidah Spa, 309 W San Francisco, nidahspasantafe.com


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juniper trees. The central section, which is accessed just two miles from the Plaza off Upper Canyon Road at the Cerro Gordo trailhead, has longer stretches of trail between junctions and some challenging terrain that passes through arroyos and climbs up moderate peaks. Ponderosa pines are found along the southern trails, which are accessed from the Dorothy Stewart trailhead near St. John’s College. This section includes steep climbs and is considered the most difficult part of the trail system. “Hard-core runners and hikers who want a more challenging climbing experience [prefer] the south trails, but you don’t find many mountain bikers there because it’s just too steep,” says Tim Rogers, trails program manager for the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, which works in conjunction with city and county personnel to maintain the trails. Mountain bikes and dogs on leash are welcome throughout the system, except on the Nature Conservancy Preserve Trail, which is near the Santa Fe River and designated for hikers only. “I walk on the Dale Ball Trails for the exercise,” says Santa Fean Margaret Alexander, who, as a member of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe, has helped to maintain the Dale Ball system. “The terrain is always beautiful, much more lovely than the inside of a gym or any indoor space, and that aesthetic experience is important to me.”

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Extending from Atalaya Mountain to within a few miles of the Santa Fe National Forest’s Winsor Trail, the Dale Ball Trail System is a go-to place for many hikers, bikers, and runners seeking a memorable (and close-to-home) outdoor experience. The trails are particularly popular in the spring, as the open expanse of land is bathed in warm, snow-melting sunlight. The 23-mile network of winding trails looping around homes in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains was the brainchild of retired New Mexico businessman and Santa Fe Conservation Trust cofounder Dale Ball. Now 90 and living in Albuquerque, Ball had a vision of establishing a network of trails close to the heart of Santa Fe that was low enough in elevation to be used all year long. With easements secured through Santa Fe city and county land, money from a generous anonymous donor and the McCune Charitable Foundation, and hard work from hundreds of volunteers, the non-motorized-vehicle-only trail system became part of the local landscape in 2005. The system’s three interconnected parts—northern, central, and southern—link to other trails in the area, including the Dorothy Stewart (Santa Fe City) and Atalaya Mountain (Santa Fe National Forest) trails to the south. In 2012, about three miles of freshly cut trails were added to connect the northern tip of the Dale Ball system to the Winsor Trail in the national forest via La Piedra Trail. Much of the switchbacking Dale Ball system offers sweeping city views as well as panoramas of the Jemez, Sandia, and, at the highest points, Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are 44 trail junctions, many with full signage, to help guide travelers along their way. The heavily used northern section, accessed from the Sierra del Norte trailhead on the west side of Hyde Park Road, comprises a series of short, fairly level circuits that wind through piñon and


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by Charles C. Poling photographs by Kirk Gittings

Ghost Ranch

archaeological relics provide insight into 19th-century Jicarilla Apache encampments


ne summer day in the late 1800s, a band of Jicarilla Apaches set up four canvas tepees near a year-round creek on Ghost Ranch (located about 60 miles north of Santa Fe) and stayed awhile. Maybe they arrived in a wagon or by horseback, an extended family that came to gather piñon nuts or hunt the deer that slipped down from the mesas to drink at the stream. Or maybe they came for the view. Between low hills in a lovely spot framed by cliffs artist Georgia O’Keeffe would later immortalize in her paintings, they made camp—a large tepee for the shaman and three smaller ones for the others across a shallow arroyo. The space between the tepees was close but not crowded—say, 40 feet apart. Pedernal and Polvadera, the two skyline peaks on this side of the Jemez Mountains, nibbled the southern horizon. A meadow of bunch grass and wildflowers sloped gently away from the shaman’s tent. 30


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Georgia O’Keeffe immortalized the Ghost Ranch landscape in a number of her works, including the 1952 painting seen here: Lavender Hill with Green, oil on canvas, 12 x 28". Gift of The Burnett Foundation and the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Cheryl Muceus, an archaeologist and the recently retired director of museums for Ghost Ranch, speculates the people who camped there danced in ceremonies on that meadow. From the arroyo they gathered football-sized stones to anchor their tepee walls, which were made of fabric or animal hides. They stacked a hearth on the arroyo bank, now marked by a scattering of scorched rocks, and they used manos, clean stones that fit the hand naturally, to grind corn. According to the archaeological evidence in a recent scholarly report by Charles M. Haecker, the Jicarilla occupied this camp sometime between 1886 and 1900. A federal executive order created the Jicarilla reservation in Northern New Mexico in 1887, so these tribal members might have been flouting their new constrictions. The site looks undisturbed, intact, because Haecker didn’t dig while conducting his research there; instead, he swept the area with a metal detector, turning up Civil War–era .44-caliber bullets, scraps of tin cans, nails, bits of baling wire, and other domestic trash. This Jicarilla group had a “familiarity with, if not a strong dependence on, late-19th-century Anglo manufactured goods,” Haecker writes, but overall, he says, “the paucity of artifacts” suggests a brief visit, while the lack of a large central hearth and abundant charcoal implies the group was there during warm weather. The Jicarilla were nomads who once roamed from the mountains of north-central New Mexico across southern Colorado and into western Oklahoma. They often occupied semipermanent encampments, where they hunted and gathered plants for food and medicine before moving to a new location with the changing of the seasons. The reservation must have felt confining, to put it mildly, and this group, with its camp outside Abiquiú, was probably ranging into lands they had once freely used but were now off limits. Their impact on those lands was light. Tepee rings are invisible until you learn how to look; all you see now are circles, faintly sketched by widely spaced stones, several yards across, not quite complete. Their partial arcs suggest the whole. Your imagination fills in the empty space: the poles lashed near their tops; the fluttering walls; the bedding, baskets, tools, and weapons inside. It’s too late to ask anyone who camped here what they were up to, so we’re left wondering, sifting through the

According to archaeologist Charles M. Haecker, the small number of artifacts found at the Jicarilla Apache encampment at Ghost Ranch suggests a brief visit during warm weather.

The Jicarilla Apache were nomads who once roamed from the mountains of north-central New Mexico across southern Colorado and into western Oklahoma.

The Jicarilla Apache encampment at Ghost Ranch included one large tepee for the shaman and three smaller ones for everyone else. The tepee rings are marked by a series of widely spaced stones.

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Rio Grande

Gorge Bridge

by Charles C. Poling


a look back at the history-changing project on its 50th anniversary

On a balmy September Friday afternoon in 1965, 3,000 people teetered on the edge of panic for a few scary moments on the new steel bridge that spanned the Rio Grande Gorge. They had come from all across Northern New Mexico for the dedication of this monument to engineering ingenuity that would finally, after three decades of argumentative paralysis over routes and cost and old animosities, link the north from Chama to Raton. Governor Jack Campbell, who had broken what The Santa Fe New Mexican called the “hopeless deadlock” over the bridge, snipped the ceremonial ribbon, and the crowd surged onto the 1,280-foot-long, 600-foot-high, triple-arched, concretedecked structure above the tumbling whitewater of the Rio Grande. Campbell’s press secretary, Maurice Trimmer (who currently lives in Santa Fe), was swept along with the ranchers, tribal dancers, high school band, Farmington businessmen, curious Taoseños, and others headed toward the speaker’s 32


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stand a quarter mile away on the far side of the bridge. “It was a carnival atmosphere,” Trimmer recalls, “with brightly costumed Pueblo dancers and [people dressed as] Spanish conquistadores leading the excited crowd. Taos columnist Spud Johnson, waxing Biblical, compared the colorful celebrants to ‘an army with banners.’” No one expected what happened next. Partway across the bridge, the revelers felt the uncanny sensation of concrete shifting under their feet. Some felt dizzy and weak-kneed, Trimmer says. Those in front walked faster. Others knelt, cried, and crossed themselves. The bridge was swaying. What if it collapsed, casting all of them 600 feet down to the rocks and frothy water below? “What they didn’t realize,” Trimmer says, “was the massive steel and concrete structure had been designed to adjust to shifts in temperatures and loads. It can withstand winds up to 90 miles an hour. The main girders rest on rockers.”

In a few seconds the bridge stilled itself. People began to accept the subtle movements as part of the bridge’s design. (Maybe a handy engineer passed the word.) A squad of New Mexico Air National Guard jets thundered overhead; it was time for the speeches to begin. The bridge-swaying was a tough act to follow, but Campbell, a skilled orator and an ardent champion of the bridge project, brought an appropriate level of enthusiasm to his speech. “There are two kinds of people in the world,” he began. “Those who build bridges and those who build walls. America has always favored the builders of bridges.” Campbell invoked the history of American westward expansion, driven by “men and women who looked forward, moved forward, and who refused to be stopped by rivers and canyons.” Everyone who supported the gorge bridge, lobbied for it, and ignored the “negative mutterings of the doubtful” were like those earlier pioneers, driven by a vision and determination. And now they would reap the economic benefits. Rebutting the critics who called the project a “bridge to nowhere,” Campbell said he had a higher opinion of the northern communities—which were in one of the most enchanting parts of the Land of Enchantment. This new route

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The triple-arched Rio Grande Gorge Bridge spans 1,280 feet and stands almost 600 feet above the Rio Grande.

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and the connections—not to mention the tourists—it would bring would prove to be one of the most important economic breakthroughs for the north, he said. Campbell knew that highways had a big impact on the livelihood of folks in New Mexico, a large, sparsely populated state with long roads stretched over often-challenging terrain and sometimes vast distances. Fifty years ago, the interstate system was barely a dream, and many communities were linked by sketchy two-laners. Campbell believed that a new eastwest route across Northern New Mexico was crucial to elevating the region out of its endemic poverty. Campbell was so enamored with this notion that in his first address to the legislature as governor in 1963, he had pitched the bridge as a key strategy for jump-starting the economy. Campbell and others believed the new road connecting U.S. 64 from east to west would turn the high country west of Taos—a nearly inaccessible but spectacular region— into a tourist mecca. Writing in The Taos News, Jack Magee opined that “if Gov. Jack Campbell accomplishes nothing else during his administration, the East-West cross-state highway he has pushed will be enough to remember him to posterity. For this singular state effort is bound to open up to tourists, not to mention natives, the wonderland of the north—a fabulously beautiful stretch of high country hitherto known only to loggers, ranchers, and a few homesteaders.” The Taos to Tierra Amarilla section was later named The Jack M. Campbell Highway. The bridge project involved building the gorge bridge itself, about 20 miles of new highway approaching it from either side, and a long leg from Tres Piedras (46 miles northwest) to Tierra Amarilla, ranging in elevation from 8,500 to 10,300 feet. As promised, it’s a beautiful route of high mountains, deep canyons, and broad sagebrush steppes. That scenery has seduced a number of filmmakers over the years; its credits include Natural Born Killers, Twins, She’s Having a Baby, Wild Hogs, and Terminator Salvation. In 1966, the American Institute of Steel Construction named the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge the “Most Beautiful Bridge” in the long span category. This article is adapted from the upcoming biography of Jack Campbell, One Man’s Journey Through the Twentieth Century, by Jack Campbell with Maurice Trimmer. Charles Poling is editing the manuscript and contributing new chapters to complete it.



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Left: Dedication plaques at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Above: The view from the south side of the gorge looking northward to Taos.


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New Mexico’s grand vistas, dramatic cloud-scattered skies, and austere desert landscape—all set amid a horizon that stretches to infinity—make for great art. If you can’t take in the Land of Enchantment’s evocative scenery firsthand, or if you simply want to be reminded of what makes this part of the country unique, let yourself be moved by the stunning images seen on the following pages, captured by some of Santa Fe’s top photographers.

Stephen Lang

Untitled Sandhills #1, black-and-white photograph on 100 percent cotton rag paper, 15 x 30", stephenlangphotography.com p

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Susan Burnstine

Tent Rocks, archival inkjet print, 20 x 13", treycorkern.com

Evidence, 16 x 16", archival pigment ink print, Verve Gallery of Photography, vervegallery.com

“Finding visual meaning beyond the stunningly obvious is the challenge with photographing the landscape in New Mexico. It’s almost impossible not to be a photographer here—finding one’s own vision in a crowded sky is the hard part.” —Trey Corkern

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George E. Griffith Old Pecos Trail on Thanksgiving, digital photograph, 5 x 7", Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art, alexandrastevens.com ď ´

Renate Aller #69 White Sands, February 2012, archival pigment print, 47 x 67", Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, chiaroscurosantafe.com

Robert Dawson On the Road to Cerrillos, archival giclĂŠe, 5 x 7", The Santa Fe Gallery, thesantafeartgallery.com

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Tony Soulié

Corn Mountain, photograph with mixed media, 49 x 69", Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, zanebennettgallery.com

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Snow Over Yucca, giclée, 7 x 10", 505-577-5778

Janet Russek Badland Formations and Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, NM, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20", Verve Gallery of Photography, vervegallery.com p

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Camila Motta ď ą

Shiprock 2, archival pigment print, 26 x 40", camilamotta.com

William Van Beckum

p White Sands, archival inkjet print on paper, dimensions variable, williamvanbeckum.com

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Contaminated Radioactive Sediment, Mortandad Canyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, chromogenic print, 28 x 36", SITE Santa Fe, sitesantafe.org


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El Rito Waiting: a new photography series from Ivan Barnett Ivan Barnett’s history as an artist is long and varied. Known as a leader in the country’s contemporary crafts movement, over the last 40 years Barnett has also worked with metal sculpture, fineart collage, furniture, and gold jewelry. He and his wife, Allison Buchsbaum Barnett, own and manage Patina Gallery, and Barnett recently ventured into the realm of abstract photography with his series El Rito Waiting. While visiting metal artist Gary Griffin’s studio in El Rito last fall, Barnett was struck by the discarded materials strewn around Griffin’s land and photographed them with his

Steven Williams Special, silver gelatin print, 30 x 24", LewAllen Galleries, lewallencontemporary.com

Nicholas Trofimuk Disappearing Fences, Rural New Mexico, silver gelatin print, dimensions variable, Photogenesis, photogenesisgallery.com 

Nikon digital camera. “Everywhere I turned there were pieces of concrete, wood, odd scraps of steel, rubber, and machine parts,” Barnett says. “Many of these studio remnants had been in the very spot where they had been dropped years before . . . lying in the late afternoon sun, just waiting for a set of eyes.”—Cristina Olds

From top: El Rito 3, giclée, 16 x 12"; El Rito 1, giclée, 11 x 14"; El Rito 2, giclée, 11 x 14".

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Heidi Loewen’s newest vessels, a dozen of which are featured in the show Porcelain Snowballs, have marble dust incorporated into them, creating a striking stark-white appearance. “The formula is something I came up with,” Loewen says. “I’m also using my own special techniques on the surfaces of the vessels,” she adds. “Some of them are smooth and others are ribbed.” —Emily Van Cleve Heidi Loewen: Porcelain Snowballs Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery, 315 Johnson heidiloewen.com, March 27–May 1 Reception March 27, 5–7 pm

Heidi Loewen, Snow Whites, porcelain, 8" and 6"

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Ghost Ranch Views

iconic, contemplative paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe

The paintings featured in Georgia O’Keeffe: Ghost Ranch Views are quintessential O’Keeffe: flowers floating before hillsides, bones suspended in the sky, and Cerro Pedernal—always Cerro Pedernal. Works such as these, composed between 1934 and 1984 from O’Keeffe’s outpost at Ghost Ranch, became the artist’s most iconic contributions to American modernism, and they’re currently on view at Santa Fe’s Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Ghost Ranch Views is the third in the museum’s recent series of exhibitions that focus on where O’Keeffe lived and worked. (The previous two shows highlighted Abiquiú and Lake George.) “There’s a really intimate relationship that comes with daily observation, and that’s what’s at the heart of these exhibitions,” says curator Carolyn Kastner. As O’Keeffe often acknowledged in her writings, she painted what was around her. Lucky, then, that her U-shaped Ghost Ranch house perfectly framed Cerro Pedernal from the patio and offered panoramas of red cliffs and dry arroyos on the alternate side. Of course, O’Keeffe never replicated her view precisely. “She’d foresee it as a composition, as a series of lines, and how those lines formed a composition on the canvas,” Kastner says. “Something that’s overlooked in her paintings is how conceptual she is. What will make a good painting is so much more of an interesting question to her [than replication].” 42


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Above: Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory, oil on canvas, 20 x 30". Below: Untitled (Red and Yellow Cliffs), oil on canvas, 24 x 36". Both images: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Although O’Keeffe enthusiasts may already be familiar with works such as Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory (1938), or Red Hills and White Flower (1937), Kastner says this exhibition invites viewers “to understand what happens when an artist works in a series and contemplates certain visual landscapes over an extended period.” Indeed, this particular landscape was so powerful for O’Keeffe that she continued to visit Ghost Ranch even after her failing eyesight made it impossible for her to see the hills that had loomed so large in her work and career. Georgia O’Keeffe: Ghost Ranch Views, through March 22, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org

Clockwise from top left: Pedernal, pastel on paper, 22 x 43". Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © 1987, Private Collection. Pelvis IV, oil on masonite, 36 x 40". Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © 1987, Private Collection. Red Hills and White Flower, pastel on paper-covered board, 19 x 26". Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © 1987, Private Collection.

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remembering Haiti

a n e w s how at Ve nt a na Fi n e Ar t fe at u r e s m e mor y - f i lle d mode r ni st pai nti ngs by Belgi a n a r ti st Paul- He nri B ou rg u ignon by Ash le y M. Big ge rs

Belgian-born journalist, photographer, novelist, visual artist, and art critic Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906–1988) was an astute observer of the human condition—a quality that’s brought to bear in Ventana Fine Art’s second solo exhibition of his work, Paul-Henri Bourguignon Remembers Haiti. Trained at Brussels’s Académie Royale des Beaux Arts, Bourguignon held his first solo exhibition at age 22. In 1947, he convinced the Belgian paper Le Phare, where he was working as an art critic, to send him to Haiti, after a former colleague who lived there invited him for a visit. During his 15-month stay, Bourguignon wrote travel pieces, took photographs, and fell in love with the people, the land, and his future wife, Erika, an anthropologist who was conducting field research at the time. After he left Haiti, Bourguignon spent time in Peru; in 1950, he married Erika and joined her in Columbus, Ohio, where she was a faculty member at The Ohio State University. While living in Columbus, Bourguignon began painting (from memory) the urban landscapes and faces that had captivated him during his time in Haiti. Bourguignon’s work displays a range of styles and subjects—from moderately abstracted portraits to nearly nonobjective landscapes. His paintings may show some similarities to those of Modigliani or to the primitivist tradition in Haiti, but they’re uniquely his own. “He’s not cribbing or copying,” says Wolfgang Mabry, a fine art consultant for Ventana. Of Bourguignon’s ability to capture humanity in his paintings, Mabry notes that “his faces are not specific portraits. He expresses emotions of such variety—from serenity to puzzlement to arrogance—and such universality that you look at [a face] and think, I know that look, and I know that person.” And while a contemporary audience might expect Haiti-centered works to have a social-activist angle, Bourguignon’s paintings are apolitical. “He was just reflecting back on a world of which he had the highest affection,” Mabry says. In the painting Haiti: Three Friends, Bourguignon drew from a limited palette to depict three figures sitting around a table with three glasses, each outlined in chalk. “The composition is relaxed,” Mabry says. “You feel as though these friends are having a great time chatting on a Caribbean day.” It’s a simple

“Bourguignon expresses emotions of such variety and such universality . . . that you look at [a face in one of his paintings] and think, I know that look, and I know that person,” says fine art consultant Wolfgang Mabry. Haiti: Two Women on a Bench, acrylic on paper, 19 x 18"



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scene, but one that so delicately captures the essence of humanity. Ventana’s exhibition, which is on view through most of March, coincides with a 50-year retrospective at the Columbus Museum of Art, marking a half-century since Bourguignon’s first show in his adopted hometown. Paul-Henri Bourguignon Remembers Haiti, March 6–25, reception March 6, 5–7 pm, Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon, ventanafineart.com

Left: Haitian Village Scene, acrylic on paper, 15 x 19". Right: Face in Blue and Green, gouache on paper, 18 x 15". Below, right: The Gray Dress, gouache on paper, 18 x 13". Below, left: Haiti: Three Friends, acrylic on paper, 13 x 19".

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Greg Reiche ARTs ma r t ’s 2015 honora r y a r t i st

Some of Greg Reiche’s earliest memories of growing up in Socorro, New Mexico, are of making things. Now the professional sculptor is mentoring a new generation of “makers” as the 2015 honorary artist for ARTsmart, a nonprofit provider of visual arts education and scholarships. Known for his manipulation of timeless materials such as stone and metal, Reiche, whose work can be seen locally at Pippin Contemporary, has produced monumental public sculptures, fine-art pieces, and more. His newest kinetic works feature alluring iridized or dichroic glass but also incorporate woven steel and brass. As part of his role with ARTsmart, for 12 weeks the sculptor is sharing his techniques with 60 students in teacher Jake Lovato’s welding classes at Santa Fe High School. “It’s great to work with young kids and see their unfiltered passion and ideas,” Reiche says. Up until now the students have focused on functional welding, so Reiche has enjoyed being “a facilitator of their imaginations” as they begin exploring their skills in an artistic context. Reiche’s mentoring stint culminates with ARTsmart’s ARTfeast dinner and auction, where the students’ creations will be on sale alongside a four-foot-tall sculpture by Reiche called Tuntawu Offering. ARTfeast is a popular annual fundraiser for ARTsmart, and over time it’s contributed to ARTsmart’s 46


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Greg Reiche


Light Arcs I and II, steel, glass, and brass, 67 x 108 x 6" each


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Glyph II, stone, glass, and steel, 81 x 66 x 5"

“[ARTsmart] makes a huge difference in the art departments at [local] schools. Growing up . . . it was nice to have the arts as my form of expression, my voice,” says Greg Reiche. ability to provide “more than 2,200 hours of instruction in the visual arts to the youth of New Mexico each year” and invest more than $4 million to “subsidize student art programs and provide art materials for Northern New Mexico youth,” according to the organization’s website. “[ARTsmart] makes a huge difference in the art departments at these schools,” says Reiche. “Growing up, I wasn’t a jock or part of any other typical groups, so it was nice to have the arts as my form of expression, my voice.” In addition to the opportunity to work with great kids, Reiche is proud to be one of the artists ARTsmart has honored over the years, putting him in the company of Roxanne Swentzell and Agnes Martin, among others. To fill the honorary artist position, ARTsmart’s board seeks a nationally recognized artist who shares a connection to Santa Fe, is willing to mentor students, and has supported ARTsmart in the past. Reiche, says Honorary Artist Chair Deborah Fritz, is “a perfect fit.”




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Ward Russell’s celebrated career as a cinematographer set the stage for his second act as an acclaimed photographer by Donna Sch i lli nge r

Ward Russell’s extensive experience as a cinematographer allowed him to smoothly transition into a career as a distinguished photographer. His latest works use dramatic lighting to convey intense emotion in both fine art portraits and street photography. After earning a degree in theatrical design and lighting from the University of Kansas, Russell made his way to Los Angeles, where he joined the lighting division of Universal Studios. His first credit as a cinematographer was the 1990 Tony Scott–directed film Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise. Impressed with Russell’s talent, Scott recruited him for additional projects, including the 1991 Bruce Willis movie The Last Boy Scout, and the duo formed a working relationship that lasted more than 10 years. (Scott died in 2012.) Russell remains a film lover, ever impressed by the advances in cinematography, but in 2007, after almost 35 years in the motion picture industry, he shifted his focus to photography. “As a stills photographer, I’m always looking for that moment in time that has more to say than just being a pretty shot,” Russell says. “To me, the story in the image is very important.” Another distinguishing characteristic of Russell’s photography is the use of lighting to create shape and depth—something he’s familiar with, thanks to his career in Hollywood. When working on films,

“As a stills photographer, I’m always looking for that moment in time that has more to say than just being a pretty shot,” says Ward Russell.

he says, “most everything had to be lit. If the scene was [shot outdoors in daytime], I was limited to sun and shade. The challenge was to maneuver the camera to take advantage of the light.” Beyond the storytelling component and signature dramatic lighting, Russell’s work isn’t easily typecast. “As a cinematographer I had to be able to photograph everything, and in my current work I still tend to photograph everything,” he says. “Galleries want a ‘Ward Russell look,’ but with my own gallery I can exhibit what I want to exhibit— cactuses at night on one wall, tango from Buenos Aires on [another] wall.” Russell’s Santa Fe studio and gallery began as a place to work on portraits and tabletop shoots. “People kept asking me to show them what I was Left: Gaucho Love, archival pigment ink, 20 x 14". Above: Line Leader, archival pigment ink, 60 x 40".



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doing,” Russell says, and those frequent inquiries and private viewings eventually prompted his first show, Beyond Transition, in 2008. Upcoming for Russell in 2015 is an exhibit of photographs taken during a three-month driving tour through South Africa as well as a springtime trip to Washington, D.C., where he’ll photograph the National Cherry Blossom Festival. “I think I still have something to say as a photographer,” Russell notes. “I’m trying to devote my time and energy to that.” Ward Russell Photography, 102 W San Francisco, Ste 10, wardrussellphoto.com

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Playwright Sharr White (The Other Place) explores love and loss. February 21, 7:30 pm

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Above: Mata Ortiz Dealing, archival pigment ink, 20 x 14". Right: Churchyard Girl, archival pigment ink, 20 x 30".

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Bebe Krimmer, Migration Pattern 8, acrylic and paper collage on board, 6 x 6"

Bebe Krimmer: Santa Fe Works Retrospective Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 702 ½ Canyon, chiaroscurosantafe.com March 27–April 25 Reception March 27, 5–7 pm Painter, collage artist, and printmaker Bebe Krimmer (1930–2014) lived in Santa Fe beginning in 1994 and was represented by Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art for 14 years until her death last July. In honor of Krimmer’s contributions to the Santa Fe art scene, the gallery is presenting a retrospective of her works created in the City Different. Members of her immediate family will attend the opening reception.

Celebrating the Art of Basketry March 7 & 8, 2015

2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602.252.8840 x2276 | heard.org/fair From the Heard Museum Collection, All details: Sally Black (Navajo), Ye’ii’ Pictorial Basket, 1979. Heard Museum Collection, NA-SW-Na B-20. Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee), 10 Little Indians, 2013. Arches watercolor paper splints printed with archival inks, acrylic paint. Purchased at the 2014 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Gift of the Heard Museum Council, 4781-1. Annie Antone(Tohono O’odham), Basketry olla, 2001,Yucca, banana yucca root, martynia, bear grass, Heard Museum Collection, 4106-1.

David Rosales, Cuff, Pendant, Belt Buckle, silver, turquoise, jet, and jasper

Wine, Chocolate, and Jewelry Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace, manitougalleries.com Reception February 6, 5–7:30 pm Silver and turquoise jewelry by Roger Wilbur, Walt Doran, Carolyn Morris Bach, Vernon Haskie, Charles Loloma, and others who show at Palace Jewelers in Manitou Galleries is on display at the annual Wine, Chocolate, and Jewelry event. Santa Fe’s Kakawa Chocolate House provides a selection of fine chocolates that are paired with wines from Black Mesa Winery, and The Old Windmill Dairy offers a free tasting of their artisan cheeses.



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Giving Voice to Image 3 ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon, vivocontemporary.com February 25–April 21, reception February 27, 5–7 pm “A picture is a poem without words”—an adage by ancient Roman poet Horace—is the inspiration for ViVO Contemporary’s new show. The gallery’s 14 artists collaborated with 15 local poets to create works that explore a wide range of ideas and themes that emerged from conversations held during studio visits and over email. A series of poetry readings will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. Anatoly Kostovsky, Young Woman, oil on panel, 21 x 17"

Anatoly Kostovsky: Portraiture and Figurative Russian Art Gallery, 216 Galisteo, russianart.us.com February 6–28, reception February 6, 5–7 pm Anatoly Kostovsky, one of Russia’s most renowned painters, is passionate about creating portraits—of both prominent and ordinary people—that ref lect their subjects’ true character and circumstances, even if they’re harsh or painful. The second of the Russian Art Gallery’s two exhibits celebrating Kostovsky’s 87th birthday, Portraiture and Figurative includes oil, charcoal, pencil, and mixed-media works the artist created between 1959 and 1980.

Vivian Maier, New York, NY, October 29, 1953, gelatin silver print, 12 x 12"

The Mystery of Vivian Maier Monroe Gallery of Photography 112 Don Gaspar, monroegallery.com February 6–April 19, reception February 6, 5–7 pm Black-and-white photographs by Vivian Maier, which were found in an auctioned storage locker after her death in 2009, reveal the street lives of children, women, the elderly, and the indigent. The exhibit coincides with the recent publication of the book Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found, which features more than 235 photographs by Maier, who worked as a nanny in Chicago after World War II.

Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array VI, intaglio, 89 x 52"

Master Prints from the ’70s and ’80s Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, zanebennettgallery.com February 27–March 20 Reception February 27, 5–7 pm Zane Bennett’s latest show of secondary market works highlights newly acquired prints from the series Soviet/American Array by Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008). Each intaglio print uses 14 colors with collage and is approximately 88 by 52 inches. Other prints on exhibit include lithographs by Robert Motherwell (1950–1991); works by Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2001) that employ lithography, serigraph, and woodcut techniques; and a few pieces from Frank Stella’s Wave Series.

Barrie Brown, A Winter Poem, kiln glass, 19 x 12 x 5"

Norman Mauskopf, Tony O’Brien, and David Scheinbaum Verve Gallery of Photography 219 E Marcy, vervegallery.com February 6–April 18 Reception February 6, 5–7 pm In this three-man show, Norman Mauskopf ’s panoramic photographs from 1981 to 1991 capture quirky and mysterious scenes from late-20th-century America; international photojournalist Tony O’Brien’s powerful images portray Syrian refugees in Jordan; and David Scheinbaum uses modern equipment to create calotype paper negatives, a technique invented in the mid-1800s. David Scheinbaum, Duaflex, calotype, 10 x 8" february/march 2015

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Keri Ataumbi: In the Woods Shiprock Santa Fe 53 Old Santa Fe Trl, shiprocksantafe.com February 14–28 Reception February 14, 3–5 pm Award-winning jeweler Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa) displays a new collection of sterling silver and 18-kt gold necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and belt buckles featuring diamonds and semiprecious stones. Ataumbi, whose cast and constructed designs are in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, creates modern hunter and warrior motifs with elements from nature. Her latest works were inspired in part by her newfound love for archery. “There is a primal connection between the sport of archery and reverence for our ancestors,” Ataumbi says.

Tom Jaszczak, Four Sided Pitcher, earthenware, 12 x 6 x 6"

Keri Ataumbi, Belt Buckle, silver and diamond, 2 x 4"

Art/Science Gerald Peters Gallery, 1011 Paseo de Peralta gpgallery.com, March 27–April 25 Reception March 27, 5–7 pm Gerald Peters Gallery and Peters Projects, in association with the New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling, present an invitational exhibit that focuses on works created by artists who are known for the integration of science in their practice, including August Muth, Lita Albuquerque, Robert Buelteman, and Christopher Valley. Focusing on the intersection between art and science techniques from microscopy to nanoscale engineering, the exhibition includes lectures and workshops promoting complex problem solving using physical sciences and mathematics. Jeri Moore, Listening, mixed media on paper, 20 x 16"

Jeri Moore: The Language of Humanity Act I Gallery 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, actonegallery.com February 1–28 Drawing inspiration from Gauguin, Matisse, and Mexican muralists, Austin-based painter Jeri Moore creates mixed media figurative works with a textural quality. The colorful, whimsical figures Moore portrays are often embracing or otherwise representing powerful emotions. “I am intrigued by our emotional and mental arena, which is juxtaposed to our daily activities,” Moore says in an artist’s statement. “My desire is drawn to the place that holds the spiritual and physical in place.” 52


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Sunshine Cobb, Tom Jaszczak, and Doug Peltzman Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia, santafeclay.com February 27– April 11 Reception February 27, 5–7 pm Three artists share a talent for making handbuilt and wheel-thrown functional pots. Sunshine Cobb relies heavily on texture and a bright color palette to create a sense of motion and time. Tom Jaszczak’s simple forms have decorative lines and color planes. And Doug Peltzman utilizes dots, lines, dashes, and colors to create structure, movement, and depth in his work.

Christopher Valley, Single Cell, digital image from a confocal fluorescence microscope, 8 x 10"

Ruth Valerio, New Snow, oil on canvas, 18 x 24"

Heartfelt Expressions Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art 820 Canyon, alexandrastevens.com February 13–28 Reception February 13, 5:30–7 pm Paintings and sculptures by the gallery’s 18 artists, including Phil Epp, Ruth Valerio, Katrina Howarth, G.E. Griffith, Ken Smith, Walker Moore, E. Melinda Morrison, and Victoria TaylorGore, are part of this annual Valentine’s Day–inspired exhibition. “Our [show’s] theme, heartfelt expressions, has a special meaning to me,” says gallery owner Alexandra Stevens. “It is, of course, romantic. However, I also think each work of art is definitely a heartfelt expression by the artist.”





Joe Wade Fine Art Mick Doellinger, Annoyed, edition of 15, bronze 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

Alexandra Stevens Gallery Carol Gold, Double Bliss, bronze, 15 x 13 x 6" ​One of Santa Fe’s finest galleries showcasing contemporary, representational award-winning artists in painting and sculpture. We cater to our collector’s sophisticated taste in choosing work among both emerging and award-winning artists.​​An All Gallery Show Filled with “Heartfelt Expressions” showcases the gallery’s established artists such as Phil Epp, Ruth Valerio, Katrina Howarth, Jeannine Young, Carol Gold, G.E. Griffith, Ken Smith, Walker Moore, E. Melinda Morrison, Jody Rigsby, Steele and Steele, and Victoria Taylor-Gore. Opening night Friday, February 13, 5:30–7 pm hosts collectors and gallery artists officially kicking off the show. The show runs through February 28. 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311 alexandrastevens.com

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a Canyon Road contributing home gets a modern makeover while staying true to its roots



he lower part of Canyon Road is well known for its galleries, but what’s less known is that the street boasts hidden residential pockets with houses that are themselves works of art. One such historic jewel, an award-winning restoration, renovation, and preservation project by Woods Design Builders, defies expectations of what constitutes Santa Fe style. The home, set on an unexpectedly large lot off the famous road, is what’s known as a contributing property, which, according to company founder Sharon Woods, means it “contributes to the historic streetscape” and thus must be preserved. Woods herself was uniquely qualified to take on the project. As chair of the city’s Historic Districts Review Board, she understands the intentions that govern the organization’s guidelines—and sees them as opportunities rather than restrictions. Her challenge in this case: “How do we work within the rules and still give the owners everything they want?” How, indeed. The homeowners, a couple with three 56


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Hidden away along busy Canyon Road, the main home (shown here) and the guesthouse sit on a beautifully manicured, oversized lot. Most of the exterior work, including the windows and sashes, involved restoration per Santa Fe's Historic Districts Review Board.

Violante & Rochford Interiors transformed the formerly heavy interiors into bright, modern spaces. Draped in Taj Mahal granite, the kitchen's waterfall-style island countertop minimizes detailing and adds crispness. In the living room (opposite), accents of purple and pink pop against the diamond plaster walls and whitewashed floors and vigas.

daughters and a primary residence in Texas, say they “both have a deep respect for the historical aspect of a home but enjoy a contemporary interior aesthetic.” Likely built in the late 1930s, the original structure was, according to Woods, a “mishmash.” A complete overhaul was in order, from replacing plumbing and heating to refurbishing many of the original windows and storm sashes, which, per historic guidelines, could not be replaced outright. “The house has really wonderful proportions, and those proportions were maintained,” says Woods, noting that there were also places ripe for an update, such as the kitchen/dining area. Walls were removed to unify and streamline the space, which was further opened up with skylights and white cabinets by Santa Fe Custom Works. Adjacent to the kitchen, Woods built an intimate sitting alcove, made cozier by the addition of a kiva fireplace. Throughout those rooms—and, for that matter, most of the house—white oak flooring and white diamond plaster finish february/march 2015

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living With pure white walls and furnishings and lively peacock blue accents, the media room defies the notion that home theaters must be dark, heavy, or masculine. Thanks to a convenient en suite full bath, the room is easily converted to guest space when needed.

“Antiques give soul to the house and balance with the clean, crisper lines,� says Michael Violante. Flooded with natural light, a charming nook off the kitchen makes an excellent reading spot. Eschewing formality, the homeowners opted for a more relaxed dining space (right), whose fuchsia highlights echo those in the living room.



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This is a guesthouse that would be difficult to leave. The dreamy, romantic bedroom is nestled into the treetops, while the living areas downstairs (below) mix modern conveniences with antiques and midcentury furnishings, like the tomato red Jens Risom webbed chairs by Knoll.

walls maximize Santa Fe’s exquisite light. Not surprisingly, this objective also carried over into the home’s furnishing and art, as conceived by Violante & Rochford Interiors. “We often use a lot of white, because it reflects light so beautifully,” says Michael Violante. “Our sensibility,” adds partner Paul Rochford, “is to mix antiques into most of our environments.” A focal point of the dining room, for example, is a color field painting by Emily Mason (LewAllen Galleries) hanging above a late-18thcentury Gustavian Swedish cabinet. “We like a contemporary aesthetic inside, but we also like old and repurposed pieces,” explain the homeowners, citing the living room’s French fireplace and Tiplady sofas—contemporary takes on the first sofas ever made. These are complemented by two armchairs from venerable English furniture company George Smith. “Antiques give soul to the house and balance with the cleaner, crisper lines,” says Violante, who sources pieces from

As chair of Santa Fe’s Historic Districts Review Board, Sharon Woods understands the intentions that govern the organization’s guidelines—and sees them as opportunities rather than restrictions.

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“We both have a deep respect for the historical aspect of a home but enjoy a contemporary interior aesthetic,” say the homeowners.

Left: In whites and neutrals, the master suite is the epitome of style, elegance, and comfort. And what a lovely view to wake up to every morning.

A freestanding tub, perfectly sited beneath a large window and opposite a privacy wall, creates an in-home spa getaway.

Here, too, the aesthetic of juxtaposition reigns. A rustic dining room table is surrounded by modernist Knoll chairs, and suspended above is an early-20thcentury chandelier from what was at the time known as Czechoslovakia. The casita is tied visually to the main house not only by Woods’s reimagining of the exterior space but also by the work of Chamisa Landscaping’s David Howard, who, say the homeowners, “seemed as if he could be equally at home [designing] an English rose garden as [a landscape] in Santa Fe. He helped achieve harmony between the interior and exterior of the property.” For any large-scale project that requires a unified vision on behalf of all parties, collaboration is key. Woods sums up the experience: “The clients were fabulous; Michael and Paul were fabulous. It was an excellent team—and it shows.”

Sumptuous but unobtrusive surfaces, like the gleaming Glasshues tile blacksplash from Statements in Tile/ Lighting/Kitchens/Flooring, bring an unexpected depth to the otherwise neutral master bath. Calacatta Bella marble countertops from Sherpa Stone.

all over the world while using as many local suppliers as possible. He notes that his clients “wanted something unexpected, and they like strong color,” and to that end, the dining and living areas both incorporate fresh and surprising hues: plums, mauves, and pinks from the cooler end of the sunset spectrum. Even as Woods Design Builders and the homeowners strived to maintain the historical integrity of the home, they wanted to bring it firmly into the 21st century. State-of-the-art Crestron and Lutron smart control systems allow the homeowners to keep a virtual eye on their home even when they’re back in Texas, while the centrally located media room—a lovely, bright space that’s the antithesis to heavy, masculine home theaters—brings the family together for movies and games on a large-screen TV. The property’s one-bedroom guesthouse was designed by Betty Stewart in the late 1980s.


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MIKE AND DEBBIE HOUX DON’T have to travel too far from home to get away from it all. For Mike, who works long hours at the BMW and MINI dealerships he owns in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, spending time at his vacation home in the Taos Mountains, just two hours northeast of Santa Fe, is all about soaking up the scenery and serenity. And, of course, hitting the slopes. “We’ve been visiting Taos Ski Valley since the mid-’70s,” he says. “Debbie and I are both skiers and love having immediate access to the ski hill. In the summertime, it’s equally as beautiful and there aren’t as many people. We bought this house because of the location and its uniqueness.” The Houxes’ Albuquerque home is a traditional adobe, but the couple wanted something different for their getaway spot. They found what they were looking for in a sleek, five-level, contemporary dwelling constructed of steel, aluminum, concrete, and glass. The original owner/builder erected the home during a period of several years in the 1990s, prior to the height restrictions that are now in effect in the area. As a result, he was able to build the home 54 feet tall, with four levels of floor-to-ceiling windows on the south-facing side that trap the daytime heat from the sun and warm the entire home. The top level is set at an impressive 10,000 feet in elevation. The home’s stacked design is ideal for taking in the

Most of the Houxes’ relaxation time is spent in the living room, which has an adjoining dining space. Mike says the soapstone surround on the Swedish fireplace traps heat and keeps the room warm. Above: On the third level, the living room and kitchen open onto a hallway of glass. The expanse of windows stores up the heat of the day, ensuring the home stays cozy long into the night.



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Granite countertops and custom aspen wood cabinetry are juxtaposed with sleek Viking appliances, giving the kitchen a contemporary cabin vibe.

picturesque landscape covering and extending beyond the property’s three lots. “Our hot tub room has a large window that looks out at ground level over a stream, and from the third floor patio we have a great view of the Rubezahl ski trail,” Mike notes. “Our lots are naturally green with a waterfall and a pond. Further up the hill there’s more dense foliage, so you really get the feeling of being out in the forest.” This appreciation for the great outdoors continues in the home’s interior, but in a way that’s less country cabin and more contemporary chic. Natural finishes such as knotty wood, soapstone, and granite are executed with clean lines and exquisitely touchable smoothness. The floors are pressed and polished concrete aggregate, and distinctive metal and glass accents can be found throughout. Mike and Debbie acted as their own interior designers, hand-selecting the furniture and enhancing the space with souvenirs from their travels. “We didn’t want anything patterned off any specific make or mode. Ordinary is just so, well, ordinary,” Mike says with a laugh. “It’s just a fun house; it’s a real delight spending time here. There are so many interesting elements.” For instance, the home has not one but two primary entrances. One opens onto a staircase that runs right up to the main living area on the third floor where Mike says he and Debbie spend most of their time. The other opens at ground level into a mudroom with an adjacent ski-tuning room. There’s also a wood room with one of Mike’s favorite features: a 4 x 4-foot dumbwaiter that transports wood upstairs for use in the living room’s Swedish fireplace. february/march 2015

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The master bedroom, one of five bedrooms in the home, has a south-facing sunroom that brings the rugged forest scenery right into the home’s interiors.



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“We take long weekends up here all year round. In the winter, it can be windy and 30 degrees outside, but we can sit out on the sunporch and eat lunch,” says Mike Houx.

Even when it’s not fireplace season, the Houx family gets plenty of use out of the home. Debbie and Mike’s children and their spouses take advantage of the retreat with or without their parents, but the couple says it’s often just them and their two golden retrievers enjoying some downtime. “We like the serenity of the area, and there’s a great selection of restaurants,” Mike says. “We also enjoy art and Southwestern lore, and all that lends itself perfectly to the Taos area. We take long weekends up here all year round. In the winter, it can be windy and 30 degrees outside, but we can sit out on the sunporch and eat lunch. On clear summer mornings, we just wander and hunt for mushrooms and wildflowers. It’s just a very calming ambience.”

The steel and aluminum elements on the exterior contribute to the contemporary styling that drew Mike and Debbie to the home. The third-floor outdoor deck overlooks the Lake Fork River and the Rubezahl ski run.



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pet—and he also receives requests to create panels of what are believed to be healing colors. To Dunbar, it’s the beauty of glass and the everchanging light that attracts him to this kind of work, just as it attracts his clients. “I like the kinetic qualities of glass,” he says. “[Glass] reacts with the sun and the amount of sun coming through at any one time, so it’s a constantly changing art form.”

A window Dunbar made for The Chapel at Fort Burgwin on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Taos.



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Spin Dunbar in his studio in Nambé, just north of Santa Fe.

Left: Dunbar, who hand-paints and kilnfires all his works, designed these interioroperable shutter windows with the clients’ grandchildren in mind. Above: A window featuring the sigil of House Lannister, which Dunbar made for A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin.


Stained-glass artist Spin Dunbar has been making one-of-a-kind creations for more than 40 years, fulfilling commissions for everything from skylights adorned with jungle scenes to bay windows depicting the New Mexico landscape. Dunbar’s clients span the country and include private individuals as well as public organizations. In 2004 he restored all nine windows at the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church in Galisteo, and in 2012 he built eight new windows for Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. Perhaps his most high-profile project was creating a set of stained-glass windows for the library tower in Santa Fe–based author George R. R. Martin’s home office. The windows, which were mentioned in an article by Laura Miller in a 2011 issue of The New Yorker, depict the sigils of five houses from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, which appear in Martin’s bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. They “looked surprisingly authentic,” Miller wrote, “and I found them beautiful.” Dunbar works closely with his clients to create either unique or traditional images for his windows. That flexibility and personal attention goes hand-in-hand with his reputation for creating solid structures that can last decades, never exhibiting the distortion or sagging seen in other forms of glass art. His windows filter the famous New Mexico light through beautiful imagery—whether it’s of nature, religious iconography, or a beloved family

historic haven

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One of the oldest buildings in Santa Fe’s historic Eastside neighborhood, this property, which sits on a third of an acre, was built in the 1870s across the street from the U.S. military’s defensive compound, Fort Marcy. Recently renovated by the current owner (who’s also a builder), the American Queen Anne–style home retains quaint historical characteristics, such as four-inch-wide pine floor planks. Modern updates, like a new roof and stucco, also abound. The building, which can serve as a residence or a commercial property, includes two kitchens, four bedrooms, and four bathrooms between its two floors, which have their own entrances and can function as two separate units. The nearly 5,000-square-foot home has views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains from its upper floor and includes a wraparound porch, a portal, a lushly landscaped garden, and abundant parking space.

List price: $1.995 million Contact: K. C. Martin, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-690-7192, kc.martin@sothebyshomes.com, sothebyshomes.com





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Just minutes south of the I-25/ St. Francis interchange, this custom home is an easy drive from downtown Santa Fe yet remote enough to feel awayfrom-it-all. Though designed around a great room with a soaring cathedral ceiling and large exposed timbers, the kitchen—with its slab granite countertops, knotty alder custom cabinetry, and walk-in pantry—is also a focal point of the home. The cozy breakfast area enjoys morning sunlight from the east, while the formal dining room faces west and offers sunset views of the Jemez Mountains. One of the four bedrooms offers access to a covered roof deck with a kiva fireplace; another is a loft for kids. The outdoor landscaping has an abundance of native plants, flowers, and trees, including apple and peach trees that are on an advanced drip system. A three-car garage with a workshop is attached to the home. List price: $849,000 Contact: Melissa Pippin-Carson and Roger Carson, Keller Williams International Realty, 505-699-3112 (Melissa), 505-699-8759 (Roger), mlsfinder.com february/march 2015

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Once owned by the cofounder of Rodeo de Santa Fe and “saddlemaker to the stars” Austin “Slim” Green, this country estate sits on the banks of the Tesuque River and is just seven minutes from the Plaza. The split-level home has been fully updated since it was adorned with Green’s hand-tooled leatherwork (like his saddles, which are now on display at the Smithsonian Institution and the Gene Autry National Western Heritage Museum). A large number of guests can be comfortably entertained outdoors under the 60-foot portal, which covers an outdoor kitchen complete with a built-in grill. Inside, the home’s open kitchen is lined with cupboards and stainless steel appliances and features a carved-wood island topped with a slab of granite. The upstairs area includes an office, a den, and a luxurious master suite that has two walk-in closets, a steam shower, and a spacious sunroom; the lower level boasts three more bedrooms, a wine room, a catering kitchen, an exercise room, and a media room. Further amenities include a detached three-car garage, a large workshop, mature landscaping, privacy walls, and a gated entry.

List price: $2.7 million Contact: Clara L. Dougherty, Dougherty Real Estate, 505-989-7741, claradough@gmail.com, dresf.com

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treasures The Golden Eye Staurolite ring in 22k gold and sterling silver. New Mexico Andradite Garnet ring in 22k gold, 18k gold, and sterling silver. Striped bands in 22k gold, 18k gold, and sterling silver by master goldsmith Falk Burger, exclusively at The Golden Eye. Bring your inner goddess over to play in our opulent wonderland. Precious gems and high carat gold like you’ve never seen before, handwrought in the spirit of nature and antiquity. 115 Don Gaspar Ave, 505-984-0040 800-784-0038, goldeneyesantafe.com

John Rippel U.S.A. Hand-cobbled sugilite set in sterling silver belt buckle by John Rippel on hand-stitched crocodile strap. Exquisite jewelry in 22 kt and 18 kt gold with precious gemstones by Valerie Naifeh. Come in today to see these colorful collections. We are located at 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, between San Francisco and Water streets, just outside the La Fonda hotel. 111 Old Santa Fe Trl 505-986-9115 johnrippel.com

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As Santa Fe’s artisan food scene heats up—with a gourmet cheese shop, oil and vinegar boutiques, and specialty spice stores fueling the burgeoning market—it’s not surprising that a pickle emporium recently got in on the action. Barrio Brinery is the dream child of former Santa Fe Opera bartender Patrick Block, who now uses his mixology skills on simpler concoctions and to a more acerbic and briny effect. In a small and tidy pantry just west of St. Francis Drive, Block salts and seasons a variety of cucumbers and other vegetables with tart and tasty results. His quartet of house-made pickles (hot and spicy, half-sour, dill, and garlic), along with his fiery escabeche and kicky sauerkraut, will tickle the palate of anyone who appreciates all things fermented. Watch for his pungent products to appear on the plates and menus of local restaurants this spring, but in the meantime stop by the brinery and taste them for yourself. One man’s sour is another man’s sweet!—John Vollertsen Barrio Brinery, 1413-B W Alameda, barriobrinery.com

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Mediterranean master El Mesón serves up mouthwatering modern and old-world cuisine

Returning to a favorite restaurant you haven’t been to in a while is like running into an old friend and remembering why you were so fond of him. I had just such an experience recently when I dined at El Mesón. The food was so off-the-charts delicious that I quietly chided myself for not eating there more regularly. The taparia niche is well filled in our little town, but chef/owner David Huertas has set himself apart with a more traditional style of Spanish cooking. That said, a meal I enjoyed with a trio of friends on a blustery winter night was so wildly creative, scrumptious, and innovative that it proved Huertas is equally comfortable cooking modern Mediterranean dishes as he is serving old-world cuisine. In addition to its standout food, El Mesón has the added allure of housing a full-bar cocktail lounge called Chispa, where tapas are served and live entertainment—from flamenco to jazz to rock—is offered five nights a week. The option of eating, drinking, and taking in live singing and (occasionally) dancing makes El Mesón a terrific option for a onestop night out. If Bert Dalton’s Brazil Project band is playing, run to Chispa; the music will warm you up on even the coldest of evenings. A butter lettuce salad includes Cabrales blue cheese, pine nuts, and serrano ham.

El Mesón’s moist seared salmon filet, served with crisp roasted potatoes and topped with shards of crispy serrano ham, is set in a puddle of Galician hard cider.

The meal during a recent visit to El Mesón was so delicious that I chided myself for not eating there more regularly. El Mesón’s large menu is a veritable culinary tour of Spain, with a multitude of tapas and the requisite paellas on offer. Though I’m a fan of Huertas’s version of the popular rice-based dish, my companions and I wanted to try some of the chef’s more off-theme goodies, so we asked him to send out dishes that were newer to the list. A rich and creamy soup with plump black mussels called billi bi (given an Iberian spin with a pungent hint of saffron) set the tone for the feast to come—delish. Gambas al ajillo, the most recognized tapa on the menu, offered shrimp swimming in a garlicky olive oil bath fired up with chile pequin; you’ll want to sop the crusty bread in the dish until every garlic shard is gone. Greaseless fried eggplant fingers with spicy tomato sauce were a table favorite, while a plate of jamón ibérico, which comes from acorn-fed pigs and has a nutty flavor as a result, was so delicious we were in hog heaven. The butter lettuce salad with Cabrales blue cheese, pine 74


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Chef/owner David Huertas is equally comfortable cooking modern Mediterranean dishes as he is serving old-world cuisine.


The dessert menu at El Mesón includes impossibly velvety cheesecakes by Kelly Huertas.

A rich and creamy soup with plump black mussels is given an Iberian spin with a pungent hint of saffron.


nuts, and serrano ham was a perfect balance of crunchy, salty, creamy, and yummy. A moist seared salmon filet set adrift in a puddle of the Galician hard cider it was poached in, served with crisp roasted potatoes and topped with shards of more crispy serrano ham, had us declaring 2015 the year of the pig. (It’s actually the year of the sheep.) Save room for dessert: Huertas’s wife, Kelly, makes impossibly velvety cheesecakes, and the delicate orange flan melts in your mouth. A hearty rioja—a 2004 Ontañón Reserva that Huertas chose from his lengthy wine list—perfectly complemented every wonderful dish; we left well supped and sated. With El Mesón now entering its 18th year in business, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing a lot more of my old friend in the New Year—and you should too!—JV

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts are drawn to the people and things we love. At the Santa Fean, we celebrate the elements of our fair city that inspire much adoration: art, culture, and cuisine. One of my favorite restaurants celebrates a milestone anniversary in February. For two decades, 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar has been wowing diners with chef Louis Moskow’s creative take on classic and modern bistro fare. Congratulations to Moskow and his team for thriving in an industry not known for longevity. 315 is often voted Santa Fe’s most romantic restaurant; book now and be a clever cupid. Bountiful bargains and delicious dining await foodies during Santa Fe’s sixth annual Restaurant Week, held this year from February 22 to March 1. Most of the city’s favorite eateries offer special menus and incredible prices to encourage locals to get out and enjoy Santa Fe’s vigorous culinary scene during the quieter season. (Taos and Albuquerque host their own versions in March.) For a complete list of participating restaurants go to santafe.nmrestaurantweek.com, and then get eating! Something else I love is that my “beat” boasts more than 200 restaurants. Ah, Santa Fe—City of Food, City of Faith, City of Love.—JV february/march 2015

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Verde Juice Verde Juice has been cranking out bottles of cold-pressed fruit and vegetable drinks, with names like Rainbow Blitz and Green Goddess, since November. Owner Kelly Egolf (left) launched a crowdfunding campaign to get the new business started, and, since then, the response to her endeavors has been resounding. Egolf ’s future plans include a storefront distribution site for fresh juice in downtown Santa Fe as well as adding food options at the current location. “In keeping with the theme of healthy convenience,” she says, “we’ll offer plant-based, vegetarian, and mostly raw food.”—Cristina Olds Verde Juice, 851 W San Mateo, verdejuicecompany.com

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Staff members at Verde Juice’s on-site warehouse prepare fruits and vegetables to be macerated and then crushed to extract juice and preserve the vital enzymes and micronutrients that are often lost with other juicing methods.




905 S St Francis, 505-699-2243 bambinissantafe.com

Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com

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.

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-2233, docmartinsrestaurant.com

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

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.

Amaya Restaurant

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

Arroyo Vino

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

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

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

Gabriel’s Restaurant

of wine. Wednesdays 50% off select bottles of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

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. Open daily 11:30–9.30 pm.

Joseph’s Culinary Pub

4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 gabrielsofsantafe.com

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com

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

Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen 95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 ilpiattosantafe.com

Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and house-made pastas. Prix-fixe threecourse lunch, $16.95. Three-course late-night dining, $25.14, 9–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm and 9–10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses

428 Agua Fria, 505-982-1272 josephsofsantafe.com

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

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 finest and most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday–Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm. february/march 2015

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Bang Bite

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

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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!

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540 Montezuma, 505-984-2645 pranzosantafe.com Pranzo Italian Grill, Santa Fe’s premiere dining hot spot, has been servicing locals and tourists alike for over 26 years. Feel at home as Chef Steven Lemon, owner and proprietor, puts together wonderful dishes with a northern/ Mediterranean Italian style. We don’t stop there however. Come see our celebrated wine list, fantastic farmers market specials and enjoy the best happy hour in town from 4-6 pm everyday. Reservations recommended.

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

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

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com

Maria’s now uses only 100-percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, handsantafean.com

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

Rancho de Chimayó

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2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com

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

Midtown Bistro

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

300 Santa Fe County Road 98 on the scenic “High Road to Taos,” 505-984-2100 ranchodechimayo.com Celebrating 50 years in 2015 as a treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage. A timeless tradition. Serving world-renowned traditional and contemporary native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this century-old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó specialty: carne adovada— marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–8:30 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast on weekends. Get your 50th Anniversary Cookbook online today!


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

Zia Diner

326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008 ziadiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers, and an amazing Happy Hour! The Zia Diner, serving breakfast, (including the best Carne Adovada this side of the Pecos River) lunch and dinner 7 days a week, is open all day from 8 am. They use only organic chicken, New Mexico free range beef and Taos Farm eggs. So whether it’s a Beet and Goat Cheese Salad or the famous Green Chile Pinon Meatloaf, we’ll See Ya at the Zia!!!

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February 7 Sweetheart Auction. Fine art, catered dinners, weekend getaways, and a 15-day African safari are among the items up for bid at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s 10th annual Sweetheart Auction. New at this year’s event are “gallery sweethearts” (galleries that have donated more than five items), while back by popular demand is the “dream vacation” raffle for two to Paris and Prague, Fiji, Tokyo, or the PGA Championship. $75, 5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, ccffnm.org. See story on page 20. February 10 Todd Snider. Nashville-based folk singer Todd Snider returns to Santa Fe as part of a tour to support the reissue of his classic album Songs for the Daily Planet. $22–$42, 7 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. February 18 Lucinda Williams. Country/blues/rock singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams is touring to promote her latest album Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, whose song “Companion” is based on a poem by her late father. $46–$74, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. February 20–22 ARTfeast: Art of Living. Raising funds for the nonprofit organization ARTsmart, which supports arts programs in Santa Fe schools, ARTfeast presents It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, a happy hour event with cocktails and a fashion showcase (Friday, $75, 6 pm, Peters Projects, 1101 Paseo de Peralta); Step Up to the Plate, a gala dinner and silent auction with artists creating works on-site (Saturday, $175, 6 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy); and the Art of Home Tour, which showcases homes for sale decorated with art from local galleries (12 to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday). Various locations and times, artfeast.org. See story on page 21. February 21 Annapurna. For one Santa Fe performance, Albuquerque’s FUSION Theater presents a dramatic comedy about love and loss, written by Sharr White and directed by Laurie Thomas. $15–$35, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. February 22 Shakespeare and Love. The Santa Fe Symphony presents a Shakespeare-inspired program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and Puccini’s popular love arias and duets. Featuring guest conductor Sarah Hicks. $22–$76, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. February 25 Lyle Lovett and the Acoustic Group. Country, jazz, folk, and blues musician Lyle Lovett’s career spans 28 years and has included 14 albums and four Grammys. The Acoustic Group comprises some members of Lovett’s Large Band, with an emphasis on each musician’s exceptional vocal and instrumental abilities. $69–$94, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org.



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more. $27–$100, 6:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. March 14 & 15 The Santa Fe Home Show. Northern New Mexico’s premier home show features builders and designers offering innovative solutions for those doing new construction and remodeling. A Lego building competition and a design competition by Santa Fe Community College students are also featured. $5, 10 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, sfahba.com. March 15 Beethoven Festival. Celebrating one of the most influential classical music composers in history, pianist Sean Chen joins the Santa Fe Symphony to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. $22–$76, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. March 22 Les Violons du Roy. Performance Santa Fe presents this Canadian 15-member chamber orchestra, led by conductor Bernard Labadie and accompanied by pianist Marc-André Hamelin, in an evening of works by Lully and Haydn. $27–$100, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org.

February 28 & March 1 Midori. World-renowned violinist Midori performs Schumann’s Violin Concerto with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra on a program that also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica Celestis. $20–$65, February 28, 4 pm; March 1, 3 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org.

March 25 The Real Housewives of the Santa Fe Trail. Part of the Speaking of Traditions: New Perspectives on Old Traditions lecture series by El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the New Mexico Museum of Art, this talk will be presented by Alice Anne Thompson, PhD. The author of American Caravan and an expert on the Santa Fe Trail, Thompson will discuss the journey via wagon trains along the Santa Fe Trail from the point of view of the women travelers. Free, 6 pm, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, golondrinas.org.


March 29 Hapa. Contemporary Hawaiian music from Maui’s acclaimed duo. $15–$30, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org.

March 3 The Robert Cray Band. Soul singer and blues guitarist Robert Cray has earned five Grammy Awards during his four decades in the music business. The 2011 Blues Hall of Fame inductee plays at The Lensic for one night only. $39–$54, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. March 12 Susan Graham. Performance Santa Fe presents Grammy Award winner and opera star Susan Graham performing songs by Schumann, Mahler, and

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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary t e x t a n d p h ot o g r a p h s by St e v e n Ho r a k

In a remote pocket of western New Mexico, the howls of wolves are ever present. Primal yet otherworldly, these calls are all the more remarkable because here, at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, it’s possible to put a face—and even a name—to them. A safe haven for formerly displaced wolves and their canine cousins, Wild Spirit is home to more than 60 rescues, each one given a second chance at life in a place tailor-made for their particular needs. Four times a day (Tuesday–Sunday), knowledgeable staff members lead 45- to 90-minute tours alongside thoughtfully designed enclosures of various sizes. The staff’s devotion to the sanctuary’s residents is palpable and infectious, as they share the history of each animal and detail ongoing wolf conservation efforts. It wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that their dedication has played a role in Santa Fe–based author George R. R. Martin’s longstanding support of Wild Spirit, which is home to the Westeros Pack—10 rescued wolf-dogs named after main characters and dire wolves featured in Martin’s popular A Song of Ice and Fire series. Though Wild Spirit is one of the nation’s foremost centers dedicated to educating the public about wolves, its care isn’t limited to wolves and wolf-dogs: there are coyotes, foxes, and dingoes on-site, too. Visiting the sanctuary, which is about three hours west of Santa Fe in Ramah, makes for a long and rewarding day trip, but you can also stay overnight in either the campsite across the street or the rustic, off-grid cabin on the grounds. For details and additional information, visit wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org.



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