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This is Part 2 of the June/July 2012 Santa Fean Magazine

Brad Wilson

Anyone who has ever doubted Darwin’s theory of evolution need only spend a moment in front of Santa Fe–based photographer Brad Wilson’s larger-than-life portrait of a chimpanzee. The intimate, detailed glance into the primate’s eyes that we’re afforded can quickly convince us how closely linked our two species are. In fact, Wilson suggests humans might not have evolved as intelligently. “Animals are living their lives in harmony with the natural world, instinctual and very present in the moment,” says the North Carolina native. “We’re going in the opposite direction. We’re separating ourselves from the natural world.” Wilson’s series of limited-edition black-and-white portraits—which includes elephants, tigers, giraffes, and mountain lions—was photographed in-studio with professional animal handlers on-site. Print sizes range from 20 x 28 to 40 x 60 inches; and while the largest size is the most popular, each one evokes a sense of immediacy.  Wilson’s work is on view at the Doinel Gallery in London and throughout Europe and Asia; it can be seen in Santa Fe by appointment and on the artist’s website.—Zélie Pollon bradwilson.com

Brad Wilson, Spider Monkey #1, archival digital pigment print, dimensions variable

The flow and radiance in Kucera’s work mirrors how she envisions the energy and light underpinning all of life.

Carol Kucera


Every aspect of the physical sciences, from paleontology to nanoscience to deep space exploration, provides inspiration for Carol Kucera’s luminescent, non-objective works. Having painted since she was 4 and exhibited around the country for almost 40 years— including as part of a 1983 commission from NASA—Kucera settled in Santa Fe in 1994 after being invited to join a gallery here. She opened her own gallery on Canyon Road in 1999 and moved it downtown the following year. The artist’s passion for science sees her scouting for paleontological dig sites with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and following discoveries in quantum physics. She translates theories and ideas into striking visual imagery by applying thick, pure acrylics to unstretched canvases and carving into the textured surface with scrapers and knives. The result is a flow and radiance that mirrors how Kucera envisions the energy and light underpinning all of life. “The art comes first,” she explains, “but science is the driver. I like the eureka moments of life.”—GF Carol Kucera Gallery, carolkucera.com

Carol Kucera, The Great Ages (Ice, Stone, Bronze, Iron), acrylic on canvas, each panel, 72 x 10"

Christina Chalmers

Christina Chalmers’s artwork is at once ethereal and rich. Delicately rendered, everyday objects drip with layers of oil paint and beeswax in her mixed-media paintings and stand juxtaposed with the hard lines of metal shapes. A contrast of materials continues in her sculptures, where one might find vintage books or aged fabrics reinforced with plaster and steel in order to create something new from the old. For Chalmers—who has made Santa Fe her home base since the 1990s but spends part of her year in southern France and in Mendocino, California—the natural world and the incalculable vitality of all living things is a constant source of inspiration. She says she creates to unearth “the mysterious power buried deep within the structures of nature,” and themes of migration, passion, interrelation, and spirituality circle and reappear in her pieces. Chalmers’s work can be seen locally at Selby Fleetwood Gallery on Canyon Road.—SG Selby Fleetwood Gallery, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com Christina Chalmers, Mother Sea No. 2, kelp, antique metal lace, antique fabrics, felted wool, 40 x 39 x 30"

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Matthew Higginbotham, Even Song, oil on panel, 24 x 20"

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Gigi Mills, Seaside Cliff, oil on panel, 24 x 30"

Gigi Mills

Oil painter Gigi Mills uses a muted color palette and simplified forms to create fanciful snapshots of life. Her minimal figures are filled with large swashes of paint, creating imagery that is both anonymous and charming. “There is a meaningful significance in the ordinary that we are not always able to deduce in its natural form,” Mills says. “When it is distilled down, we are able to appreciate not only its visual elegance, but also the emotional content that may be present.” Mills first landed in the City Different to study performing arts at the College of Santa Fe, a seemingly natural choice for one who literally hails from a circus family. She left Santa Fe after graduation, however, only to return a few years later to paint and rediscover the art form she had felt pulled to early on. Today her work can be seen locally at Selby Fleetwood Gallery on Canyon Road.—SG Selby Fleetwood Gallery, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com

Research reveals that collaboration can be a key to creativity—which might be the reason Meow Wolf continues to produce such imaginative, groundbreaking work. Founded in 2008 as an alternative arts-and-music collaborative, Meow Wolf provides an opportunity for an extremely diverse set of individuals (most of them under 35) to come together and produce great things. More than 100 artists took part in The Due Return, a multimedia installation—featuring a time-traveling, 75-foot-long ship—that opened at CCA’s Munoz Waxman Gallery in May 2011. Incorporating video, live performance, and interactive elements such as lighting manipulation, the project reflected the energy of Santa Fe’s “fringe art culture,” says Meow Wolf co-founder Vince Kadlubek. It also marked a new stage of achievement for Meow Wolf. Over the years, he says, “we’ve gained a level of confidence, and the group understands and respects the values of organizational structure, which allows us to produce more ambitious work.” Kadlubek promises that Meow Wolf has big plans for the next few years, but he remains tight-lipped about specifics. “We have a show this summer that people will have to stumble upon to find out about, as well as plans for a major outdoor art experience at the end of the season,” he says. “Plus, we’re envisioning a theater piece for 2013 that will completely alter the way we experience theater.”—Samantha Schwirck

Matthew Higginbotham

Matthew Higginbotham’s expressive, richly hued landscapes reflect the Colorado-born artist’s passion for the diverse terrain and ever-changing skies of his adopted home. It was the sky and cloud vistas, in fact, that cinched the deal in 2002 when Higginbotham—for whom cloudscapes have long been a favorite subject—decided to purchase his Eldorado home. That was after having lived in various parts of Northern New Mexico since 1995, which was just after having let go of a successful career as a ceramic artist in the Northwest and finding his true aesthetic voice in the landscape of the Southwest. “Whether encompassing a vast space of land or small section of brush,” he explains, “I try to portray in my paintings a sense of deep spiritual connection to something greater than myself, something profoundly comforting and powerful.” Higginbotham is represented locally by Waxlander Art Gallery, where from August 28 through September 10 his work will be featured in a solo exhibition called Land As Spirit.—GF Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, waxlander.com

In 2011, Meow Wolf’s multimedia installation, The Due Return, told the interactive story of a spaceship that traverses space and time.

Sandra Duran Wilson Sandra Duran Wilson, born to a family of scientists and artists, is an abstract collage painter working primarily with mixed media on panels and canvas. In Wilson’s paintings, light bends and reflects within layers of high-translucency acrylic paint among additional layers of homemade paper, glass beads, and transfers from photographs, sheet music, and historical text. Circles are a common theme in Wilson’s work, which are meant to represent the nonlinear structure of time. “Even though my work is abstract, it tells a story that is hidden in the painting,” Wilson says. Major concepts of science Wilson has studied—optics, acoustics, quantum physics—provide a source of creative free association for the artist, which is intensified by the study of nature through a rare lens—synesthesia, a condi-

John Axton, Gypsy Wave, oil on canvas, 40 x 60"

John Axton

John Axton likes to borrow a friend’s quote when it comes to describing what inspires his paintings: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just get up and go to work.” The quote is a good summation of Axton’s artistic dedication for the better part of 40 years. “Inspiration is not something you count on,” he says. “What you can count on is passion and love for your craft—and discipline.” That persistence and single-mindedness has led Axton to create a huge body of work covering five major styles, including architectural minimalism, graduated-color horizons, textural landscapes, non-objective compositions, and abstracted seascapes. The style changes are somewhat conscious choices to “ward off boredom and keep things interesting,” he says. Yet there is also a very refined and specific voice in all of Axton’s oil paintings, a collection of landscapes, seascapes, and portals that serve as windows and doors to the Southwest. From July 27 through August 13, Axton’s work will be exhibited in a two-man show with Doug Dawson at Ventana Fine Art, where Axton’s pieces have been on display since the gallery opened in 1982. “It will be kind of an anniversary show,” he says. “Our first joint show was back in 1971!”—ZP Ventana Fine Art, ventanafineart.com 70


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tion Wilson has where sensory pathways involuntarily cross over or blend. A solo exhibition at Pippin Contemporary from June 27 through July 11 called Bending Light will feature panels that resemble microscope slides, and, like most of Wilson’s work, can be turned in any direction, allowing for “continuous discovery.”—Miranda Merklein Pippin Contemporary, pippincontemporary.com

Sandra Duran Wilson, Through the Crystal Globe, mixed media on panel, 30 x 24"

Clea Carlsen

Clea Carlsen’s figures are often overwhelmed by their clothing. Sometimes the flesh itself appears to be composed of fabric; sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which. “It’s my reaction to how it feels to be a woman in the world,” says the artist. Carlsen, a Santa Fe native who recently moved back to town after painting sets for the Pasadena Playhouse for nine years, had her first body of sculptural work picked up by the Jane Sauer Gallery within a week of her sending them images—unusual for a gallery that mostly shows mid-career artists with work in permanent museum collections. As they chart the psychic scars left by culturally imposed roles, Carlsen’s intricate stoneware pieces (which traveled to SOFA New York in April) embody psychological metaphor while possessing the familiarity and resonance of a myth. “I think that’s at the center of what I’m going for,” says Carlsen. “Archetypal without being literal.”—Eve Tolpa Jane Sauer Gallery, jsauergallery.com Clea Carlsen, Disarmed, stoneware, acrylic washes, painted and waxed wood base, 15 x 12 x 6"

David Rothermel

As a child growing up in Pennsylvania, David Rothermel was fascinated by the West. He watched Bonanza and Wagon Train and sported cowboy boots. He made his way to New Mexico in 1981, and it seemed “like everyone showed up [in Santa Fe] at the same time,” Rothermel says. “The energy was unbelievable.” Inspired by the landscape, Rothermel moved away from his non-objective abstract style and “gave in to the land.” The move allowed him “to get on with life as an artist,” he says, “waking up every morning knowing that inspiration is right outside my door.” Rothermel’s new paintings are decidedly more abstract: his Portal series, for example, doesn’t literally depict the local landscape, but it’s easy to see the environment reflected in the panels. A collection of his new works as well as some of his landscapes are on view at DR Contemporary on Canyon Road.—Mendy Gladden DR Contemporary, drcontemporary.com David Rothermel, Santa Fe Morning, acrylic on panel, 60 x 75" Les Namingha, Simple Stroll, acrylic on clay, 5 x 6"

Les Namingha

If you’re looking for an artist who blends Native American sensibility with contemporary techniques and who reconciles them in the process, look no further than Les Namingha. The Zuni, New Mexico, native and longtime Santa Fean uses acrylic paints to peer into the depths of his ceramic pottery and, from time to time, his highly colored canvases. As he puts it, “I use my pottery as a canvas. The surface of the pot draws things from me.” Namingha may be “all over the map” in terms of inspirations and expression, but his work refreshes him. “With what I’m laying down and expressing on my piece—once I get that out, my emotional response to things that I’ve seen is finished, and I want to move on,” he says. “That’s [one] reason I’m all over the place.” For the first time in two years, Namingha will show his works at Indian Market this summer. Since he featured his paintings the last time he was there, this year he’s looking forward to showing his pottery and ceramics. “I hope it will be a great experience.”—CS Case Trading Post at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, wheelwright.org/casetradingpost; Keshi, The Zuni Connection, keshi.com

Phillip Vigil

Phillip Vigil’s bold and cutting-edge mixed-media works provide a glimpse into the youthful mind of the fourth-generation artist, who developed his considerable following through social media outlets like Facebook and MySpace. Often featuring abstractions—with an emphasis on lines, colors, and words—the Jemez Pueblo and Dulce-native creates his assemblages, collages, and paintings using pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pen, and oil paint sticks. Vigil’s inspiration “is the work itself,” he says; his ideas come from the process of creation. “I start the day reading, then I get to work on whatever my current project is,” he says. “I don’t work in a studio—I work wherever I may be. There’s no typical workday or way of working for me. It just depends on what mood I’m in,” he adds. The self-taught artist has been creating for six years, following in the footsteps of his parents (his father is a draftsman/musician and his mother is a textile artist/photographer) as well as an extended family of painters. His work is shown locally at Shiprock Santa Fe.—SS Shiprock Santa Fe, shiprocksantafe.com

Phillip Vigil, Untitled 2010, pastel on paper, 36 x 24"

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Joan Watts

One needn’t know that Joan Watts is a practicing Buddhist to see her work as a series of meditations. Meditations on color, on light, on form, and on simple, clean perfection. Her symmetrical canvases and cascading color schemes might also be seen as meditations on movement, from light into darkness or darkness lifting into evaporating light. Her newest pieces, inspired by a series of full-moon rises and sets she witnessed while on retreat in Northern California, break form and graduate into softness—horizontal lines bending to include a circle, casting a shadow and glowing outward. Watts’s art is also fed by the light and landscape of her adoptive state, which she has called home since 1986. “There’s a quietude to the work and a quietude to living here in New Mexico,” Watts says. “This work couldn’t have been done in my SoHo loft in New York.” A solo exhibition called poems and more runs from June 1 through June 30 at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art. It will feature both small- and large-scale new works, including pieces from Watts’s Diamond series, which she calls a turning point in her art.—ZP Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, charlottejackson.com Joan Watts, Untitled 19, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"

Jennifer B. Hudson

Jennifer B. Hudson, Surrender, archival pigment ink print, 10 x 10"

Inspired by what she calls “matters of the heart,” self-described conceptual photographer Jennifer B. Hudson, who’s currently pursuing an MFA in photography at the University of New Mexico, creates strikingly beautiful and intimate images that reveal a profound sensitivity and depth of thought. “Most of my work is autobiographical—almost confessional—and intensely personal,” she says. “My hope is that people will identify with the work and understand the narratives I’ve created in a very individual sense.” A combination of “physical assemblage and digital manipulation,” Hudson’s layered imagery draws its emotional power as much from the discarded objects she features as from the “religious symbolism and expression of mysteries of faith” laced throughout. “I’ve always felt sorry for inanimate objects that are left behind,” Hudson says. “I suppose I feel that there’s some life left in those old, strange, useless things.” In many of her images, Hudson, whose work can be seen at Verve Gallery of Photography, shows those objects connecting with bodies or transformed into human shapes. “I want them to be nearly as touchable as the humans in the photographs,” she says, “and I hope these processes reflect a spiritual ritual—ideas of cleansing, renewal, and redemption.”—AH Verve Gallery of Photography, vervegallery.com

Kim Wiggins

Looking at Kim Wiggins’s oil paintings, it’s not surprising to learn that he’s a former sculptor. “Oil allows me to bring some of the three-dimensional aspects of sculpture to a flat surface by building up a heavier impasto on the canvas,” he says. “This gives the viewer one more sense through which to experience the work, by appealing not only to the sense of sight but to the sense of touch as well.” Indeed, Wiggins’s dramatic and colorful paintings give the impression that they’re leaping out at you, eliciting a visual and emotional reaction that’s firmly rooted in the artist’s unique style and masterful technique. From July 6 through July 20, Wiggins, who was raised on a ranch just north of Roswell, will be celebrating the local landscape he grew up with in an exhibition of new works at Manitou Galleries called Western Regionalism, which will also feature paintings by William Haskell and sculptures by Liz Wolf. “I believe the artist is the soul of a society,” Wiggins says. “My desire is to document our unique American culture as viewed through my own perspective.”—AH Manitou Galleries, manitougalleries.com 72


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Kim Wiggins, Beneath the Lights of Taos, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Margarete Bagshaw Margarete Bagshaw descends from one of art history’s royal families, which comprises three generations of groundbreakers. Her grandmother, Santa Clara Pueblo luminary Pablita Velarde, translated traditional Pueblo scenes into the Studio School style. Her mother, Helen Hardin, applied Western abstraction to Puebloan iconography, forging gorgeous dialogue between tradition and innovation. Bagshaw carves her own niche articulately and autonomously, while, at the same time, remains linked to her roots. It’s fun to watch Bagshaw paint. Her fingers caress huge linen canvases like a potter grooming clay, blending filmy, oily layers within dizzying cubist geometry. Her work holds grid and organic shapes in balanced tension, electrified by color and pattern. Influences? Mondrian. Transcendentalism. Pueblo collective memory. Bagshaw’s Modernism speaks a little Tewa. In 2009, Bagshaw opened Santa Fe’s Golden Dawn Gallery to showcase her family’s artistic legacy. Her new Mother Line series there, which Bagshaw calls an homage to her mother and grandmother, addresses matrilineal art connections. “It’s part of the unspoken language between mothers and daughters,” she says. In addition to Golden Dawn Gallery, Bagshaw’s work can be seen at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, where, through December 30, a 20-year retrospective called Breaking the Rules showcases more than 30 of her paintings.—Barbara Tyner Golden Dawn Gallery, goldendawngallery.com Margarete Bagshaw, Subconscious, oil on Belgian linen, 60 x 48"

James Havard

Not many can say they’ve faced death and been given a second chance. James Havard says he can make that claim a few times over—most recently in 2006, when he suffered a massive stroke, from which he is still recovering. A Texas native, Havard moved to New Mexico in the late 1980s, bringing with him a reputation as the leading practitioner of Abstract Illusionism, which emerged out of New York City in the ’70s. New Mexico transformed Havard’s work, feeding it images and inspiration, which in return added to the town’s reputation as a serious contemporary art center. Drawing on inspiration from Native, South American, and African art and culture—and no doubt a depth of soul that comes only from heading over the brink and then climbing back out—Havard’s work, which was featured on the cover of the Santa Fean in the ’90s, combines paint, texture, objects, photos, and a dash of humor. “I don’t choose my subject matter; it happens through the paint,” he says. “I just start painting and it happens. And then sometimes it doesn’t. I wipe it off and begin again.” A retrospective of Havard’s work called Staying Ahead of the Beast, which includes his early illusionist paintings as well as recent pieces, will be shown at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art from June 29 through July 20. The opening coincides with Havard’s 75th birthday.—ZP Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, zanebennettgallery.com James Havard, No. 14, Whirling with DW9, oil and collage on wood, 36 x 32" june/july 2012

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James Moore + Sandy Keller

A solitary buffalo stands in profile, dwarfed by a volcanic backdrop in a moving example of how the terrestrial and celestial meet in the collaborative work of sculptor James Moore and painter Sandy Keller, on view at Gallery 822 on Canyon Road. Moore, inspired by his love of wildlife, casts bronze and silver animals that he then mounts on stone, wood, or glass, while Keller builds layered, lacquered abstract panels, a technique she developed originally to mimic the color and texture of a turquoise bracelet. “It’s always a thrill to see a wild animal,” says Moore, who first visited Santa Fe at age 9 and returned frequently before moving here. His collaboration with Keller, who, like Moore, had also visited frequently prior to moving here, “was an experiment” that “just took off,” he says. While Keller appreciates traditional Southwestern paintings, she enjoys her collaboration with Moore because, she says, it juxtaposes “Jim’s Western imagery and the new contemporary art.”—MG Gallery 822, gallery822.com

Ray Belcher

James Moore and Sandy Keller, The Loner, acrylic, mixed media, bronze, 30 x 30"

Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Geometric Universe, oil on wood on canvas, 42 x 45"

Blair Vaughn-Gruler

Upon arriving in New Mexico from California in 1976, photographer Ray Belcher saw the land as thin and stretched out. But the sky . . . Sky in some form or another appears in almost every one of Belcher’s black-and-white silver photographs, often accompanied by dramatic bolts of lightening. From his home in Galisteo, Belcher watches storm clouds the way some people watch TV, his immediate concerns mostly revolving around whether the clouds will dissipate or unleash rain. The photographer’s process is authentic and hands-on, rejecting digital imagery in exchange for what he calls simplicity. But simplicity doesn’t exclude preRay Belcher, Sky Serpent, cision and perfectionsilver gelatin print, 13 x 13" ism: Belcher may make 20 prints before he finds the right tonality in his image. Belcher’s extraordinary and dramatic prints can be seen at Legends Santa Fe, downtown.—ZP Le ge n ds San t a Fe , legendssantafe.com

Blair Vaughn-Gruler uses oil paint as an “ointment” relative to the concerns of a body, which, in this case, is a painting done on canvas or board. The ointment can be used to keep something out or to soak something in. The healing it provides is revealed by the repetitive act of spreading, gluing, and submerging pictorial and geometric structures until they “forget themselves in the paint,” the artist says. Inspired by post-minimal geometric abstraction, Vaughn-Gruler, who uses “mark-making” (as opposed to “picture-making”) in order to create a historical record of her actions, works in a spontaneous, methodical style using geometric structures as a metaphor for the self—a constructed, made-up notion, Vaughn-Gruler believes, that’s derived from cultural influences and that can never be contained due to endless possibilities for interpretation. Having first visited the Santa Fe area in the 1970s, Vaughn-Gruler, who lived in Michigan for two decades, now resides in Lamy with her husband, artist Ernst Gruler. “Looking out at the desert landscape resonates with me much more than looking out at Lake Superior does,” Vaughn-Gruler says. In 2008, the couple opened GVG Contemporary on Canyon Road, where from June 15 through July 6 her work, as well as the work of Kuzana Ogg, will be featured in an exhibition called Pattern Language.—MM GVG Contemporary, gvgcontemporary.com 74


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a fair to remember

Ryan Steffens Ryan Steffens grew up in New Mexico, and, as a child roaming the area’s mountains and deserts, he always collected stones. In 1994, he started his own landscape business, and that experience led him to his work with water and rock. He taught himself how to sculpt stone and design fountains, and he also developed his own tools for these projects. His lifelong fascination with color, texture, and pattern is evident in his ebullient creations, and bubbling water adds movement as well as a sonic stimulus to his work’s terrestrial base. Steffens’s large-scale works, which are on display in Wiford Gallery’s kinetic sculpture garden on Canyon Road, give a sense of the geologic forces that shape our environment, and that the hand of the artist echoes. The sculptures feature travertine and sandstone from New Mexico; onyx, sandstone, and calcite from Arizona and Utah; and onyx and marble from Mexico.—MG Wiford Gallery, wifordgallery.com

ART Santa Fe marks its 12th season

Charlotte Jackson has been championing contemporary art in Santa Fe since 1989, when she opened her eponymous gallery, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art. With ART Santa Fe, for which she serves as director, Jackson brings to town like-minded galleries from around the world. Here, she talks with Barbara Tyner about ART Santa Fe­­ 2012, which takes place July 12–15 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Is ART Santa Fe changing focus this year? This [year it’s heading in] an exciting new direction. I feel like we have this political voice all of a sudden. It started last year with our installation of Hugo Garcia Urrutia’s The Mexican Tsunami [about devastating drug-war violence]. Art can be the voice for political issues. When we hear the word “Afghanistan” or “Juarez,” we pause for a moment. At some level, there has to be a social or political element.

Ryan Steffens, Earthly Stripes II, Black Canyon onyx, 35 x 14 x 8"

ART Santa Fe and the International Folk Art Market take place at the same time this year. We work in tandem—we open the same week. Although we are so different, we complement each other and create a very nice dialogue. It makes for such an art weekend! Santa Fe’s art scene continues to bring in exciting projects, artists, and events offering a wide range of opportunities for both the visitor and community. Will local artists have a presence? The Project Spaces, which are sponsored by a variety of individual galleries, will feature local artists. This year it’s Santa Fe feminist artist Shirley Klinghoffer and the Lady Minimalists Tea Society, a seven-woman artist ensemble working in abstraction. The projects displayed there have so much to say. There’s always the surprise factor.

Pablo Milan, River Reflections, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"

Pablo Milan

A fifth-generation New Mexican who visited Santa Fe galleries as a child and studied art in Tokyo while stationed there with the U.S. Air Force, Pablo Milan brings a cosmopolitan sensibility to his regional landscapes and Native American portraits. Using loose brushstrokes and intense colors, Milan, who owns the Pablo Milan Gallery on Galisteo Street, creates spontaneous, expressionist paintings that range from bold to delicate, from figurative to abstract. Dividing his time between Santa Fe and a nearby village, Milan praises the area for both its physical and cultural features. “I love sun. I need sun,” he says, while lauding the local mountains and mesas as well. He also enjoys that, after roughing it in the wilder parts of the state, it’s just a quick trip back to the sophistication of Santa Fe, which he calls “a little New York. We have everything here,” he says.—MG Pablo Milan Gallery, pablomilangallery.com

You’re also working with Barbara Rose, the art historian who coined the term “minimalism” in the 1970s. Exciting! Yes. To top everything off we have Barbara Rose as our keynote speaker July 14 and at the public vernissage July 12. We’re looking forward to an exciting, very international fair this year, and with our critically acclaimed keynote speaker it should be a fair to remember. We? My brother Bruce and I. Bruce is my ART Santa Fe partner. We treat ART Santa Fe like a family. We’re a gallery, too, so we know how hard it is to drag all your stuff to a fair and make it look like a gallery. We try to make it easy. Each year we have a big family-style dinner in the lobby of the convention center with all our exhibitors from all over the world. New Mexico Bank & Trust and Maria’s restaurant sponsor it. It’s a really wonderful thing.

Katrina Howarth

It’s no coincidence that when viewing Katrina Howarth’s vibrant oil paintings one is likely to feel a sense of contentment. Her intimate still-lifes, village scenes, and landscapes don’t convey a wistful sense of nostalgia and longing, but rather welcoming feelings of belonging and inclusion. “My paintings tell the story of my daily life,” says Howarth, who, along with her husband and three daughters, divides her time between Galveston, Texas, and Taos. “I feel rather abundant and joyful as I live and spend time with my little family.” Scotland-born Howarth, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and cites Matisse as a major influence, is “drawn to the dance of colors,” she says—a dance that she can relate to on a deep, personal level. “I love being a mum, and I think that translates into my work. The color, the brightness all stem from within me.”—AH Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, alexandrastevens.com

Rick Stevens

There’s a fluid, elegant beauty to Rick Stevens’s abstract paintings that lures the viewer in immediately, the artist’s strong lines and ethereal scenescapes straddling the objective and non-objective realms. “I don’t want to draw a hard distinction between the inner and outer world,” says Stevens. “Observing the outer world can be an inner experience.” Taking his inspiration primarily from nature, Stevens, who counts Bonnard and Klimt among his influences, is connected to the landscape, even if his intention isn’t necessarily to depict it. “I’ve always done abstractions,” he says. “I’ve also worked in a more traditional style, but even that work tended to border on abstraction. I’m not bothered if people see elements of the landscape in my current work. It’s no doubt there, but I don’t see [my paintings] as landscapes per se.” From June 22 through July 8, Stevens’s oils on canvas and pastels on paper will be featured in a solo exhibition at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary called Perpetual Unfolding. “I like to let my work evolve organically, just as nature is constantly unfolding, mutating, growing. Although painting is two dimensional, I want to suggest other dimensions so the effect is not static, just as nature isn’t static.”—AH Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com

Ted Larsen

For Ted Larsen, the journey is clearly as important as the destination. The longtime Santa Fe resident recently hunkered down in his Second Street–area studio and Katrina Howarth, The Lost Keys, oil on panel, 24 x 18" challenged himself to construct 28 identical pieces, one at a time, using plywood and salvage steel from old cars and farm equipment (the materials he favors for most of his constructed objects). He followed exactly the same steps to make each piece, even starting and finishing at the same time each day. “What surprised me was that my normally mercurial nature was strangely quiet while working within this almost meditatively developed construct,” he says. “Isn’t that the reason one should work, to illuminate personal truth?” Months later, pieces from the finished Serial Killer series—wall-hung constructions with little variation beyond randomly selected color—were exhibited in New York, Santa Fe, and other cities, and there’s a Philadelphia show slated for this fall. Like much of Larsen’s art, the works challenge viewers to think about ideas like repetition and serialization of form, to notice how we perceive similarities and differences in nearly identical objects. They are also, in a minimalist, industrial sort of way, beautiful. “Beauty,” says Larsen, “can be confrontational, disturbing, challenging, and awe-inspiring.”—Dianna Delling Eight Modern, eightmodern.net

“Isn’t that the reason one should work, to illuminate personal truth?” Larsen asks.

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Ted Larsen, Serial Killer #11, salvage steel, plywood, other materials, 3 x 13 x 4"





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Show Open: 9:30am–4:30pm Show $7, under age 14 Free. Premiere Party $25. Service dogs only.

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Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair August 2-5, 2012 Santa Fe Convention Center

Mirjam Hiller, Charon Kransen Arts

Opening Night Wednesday, August 1


SOFA CHICAGO – November 2-4, 2012

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Santa Fe–based painter Robert Burt takes Southwestern scenes, reduces them to their most essential elements, and revs up the color, using glowing oranges and yellows and electric blues to create sun-drenched landscapes that pop with a vibrant serenity. His latest work is featured in The Long and Winding Road, an exhibit running June 20 through July 4 (reception June 22, 5–8 pm) at Pippin Meikle Fine Art (236 Delgado, pippinmeiklefineart.com). —Samantha Schwirck Robert Burt, The Road West, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"

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familiar form


SOFA West returns to Santa Fe

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by Sa ma nt h a Sch w i rck

SOFA West is no longer Santa Fe’s new kid on the block. In just three years, the fair has become somewhat of an art-scene institution, having brought more than 11,000 locals and out-of-state visitors to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in 2011 alone. This year, SOFA—which stands for Sculpture Objects and Functional Art—will feature contemporary furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, and much more when it holds court in the Convention Center for the fourth time August 2–5. Perhaps the secret to SOFA West’s success lies in the fact that the nature of the art on display is intrinsically familiar to Santa Feans. Thanks to traditional Native American artwork, says SOFA Director Donna Davies, “this type of work—applied arts and design—has existed for hundreds of years in the Southwest. The fair is an evolution of the work that is rooted in Santa Fe and this region.” The youngest of the SOFA events, SOFA West is part of a family that includes SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York, 82


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founded in 1994 and 1998, respectively. The fact that 30 galleries from around the country participate in SOFA West—compared to 90 in Chicago—is what gives Santa Fe’s version its charm. “Each fair location is unique based on the region, and SOFA West is the most intimate of the fairs,” Davies says. Thanks to a partnership with the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, highlights of this year’s SOFA West include a luncheon lecture on Saturday, August 4, by Santa Fe–based artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd on her so-called eco-trash couture. “I will explore how my sculptures, which at first glance appear to be just about design and fashion, have provided a non-threatening way to engage the public in considering deeper and often difficult issues related to how we treat the earth,” Judd says. In addition to Judd’s lecture, visitors should be sure to check out pieces on offer from local exhibitors such as Jane Sauer Gallery, Elliott Arts West, and TAI Gallery. For more information, visit sofaexpo.com.

For the most complete, up-to-date calendar of events in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, visit santafean.com

Art Events: Museums June 11 Spanish Market Gallery. Work in this permanent collection has been created by the award-winning artists from the 2010 Spanish Market. Ongoing, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, 505-982-2226, spanishcolonialblog.org. June 22 Currents. The Santa Fe International New Media Festival showcases new media arts. Through July 8, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia, 505-992-0591, elmuseocultural.org. July 7 More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness. The Minneapolis Institute of Art and SITE Santa Fe exhibit art that examines our experience of reality. Through January 2013, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 505-989-1199, sitesantafe.org.

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July 19 Let’s Take A Look. Curators identify and discuss your treasures in the museum’s lobby. 12–2 pm, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1250, indianartsandculture.org. July 28–29 Herb and Lavender Fair. Lectures on cultivating lavender, product vendors, hands-on activities, and herb garden tours. 10 am–5 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 505-471-2261, golondrinas.org. Through July 31 alumni alumnUS: IAIA Alumni Exhibition. Self-portraiture by IAIA alumni. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, 888-922-IAIA, iaia.edu/museum. Through August The Curve: Center Award Winners, 2012. A display of emerging photography talent in conjunction with the Center, a local organization that supports gifted photographers. New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace, 505-476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. Through November Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry. Photographs of Native people over the span of a century. New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 404-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. Through May, 2013 Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image. Paintings and drawings of the Southwestern landscape, as well as photographs from Georgia O’Keeffe’s camping trips. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 505-946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.


July 8 The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942–1946. Art made by Japanese Americans during World War II. Through October 7, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.

Red D t Gallery Raymond Davis

Bonnie Bishop

Melissa Dominguez

Sam Haozous

Bart Ellison

Paula Romero

Annie McGovern

Terry Colby

Larry & Nancy Buechley

Tori Strick

A sampling of our artists. To see these and other emerging artists visit

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home base


jewelry artists Jane Salley and Richard Salley live and work in the heart of Santa Fe by Sa ma nt h a Sch w i rck

“The dress code is very relaxed,” says Richard Salley of working in the Delgado Street residence and studio he shares with his wife, fellow jewelry artist Jane Salley, and their silky terrier, CiCi. Plus, he notes, “working at home makes for a very short commute.” The Salleys moved to Santa Fe from Moreno Valley, California, in 2009, looking to escape their fast-paced lifestyle and settle in the City Different as active members of the art community. “I fell in love with Santa Fe on my first visit, about five years ago,” Jane says. “I must have been channeling Georgia O’Keeffe because the city and its surrounding countryside felt like home the moment I set eyes on it.” Both artists create mixed-media jewelry, often incorporating objects they find around town in their work. While Jane’s more whimsical pieces might feature beads or flowers, Richard is partial to using antique gadgetry (springs or gears from old watches, for example), and his work is a bit more rugged. Jane—who’s represented by GVG Contemporary on Canyon Road—works primarily in a room filled with jewelers’ benches and supplies while listening to music and audio books on her iPod. Richard creates in silence in a room adjacent to Jane’s, surrounded by a computer desk, a workbench, and heavier tools for his metalbased pieces. His “wearable art” is for sale on his website and at the various jewelry workshops he teaches around the country. The Salleys’ work arrangement “is the best of both worlds,” Jane says. “We aren’t in each other’s way, but we can easily visit and spend time together.” Richard agrees. “Every day is different,” he says. “And we learn from each other.”

Clockwise from top: a pendant made by Richard from a crushed tin can and Monopoly game token, among other items; a cuff bracelet made by Jane from woven metals embellished with stone beads and pearls; also by Jane, an etched copper pendant on a string of freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals (foreground) and a choker made from old coins and rainbow amazonite.

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Jane Salley’s work can be found at GVG Contemporary, gvgcontemporary.com. To see Richard Salley’s jewelry, visit his website, rsalley.com.



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Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Place, Grey and Pink, 1949. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Todd Webb, Georgia O’Keeffe at Glen Canyon, 1961. Gelatin silver print, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. © Todd Webb Estate.

The Exhibition that Sheds New Light on the Adventuresome Aspects of O’Keeffe’s Life & Art

From top: Richard and Jane Salley; mixed-media collage by Richard.

Georgia O Keeffe and the Faraway: NATURE AND IMAGE Featuring O’Keeffe’s Camping Gear, Paintings, & Photographs of her Beloved Southwestern Landscapes

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“Picnic at the Rancho”

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at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

July 7 and 8, 2012, noon to 6 pm

Fine New Mexico Wines • Live Music • Great Food • Arts & Crafts All at an historic Spanish Colonial ranch and living history museum! $13 Adult (includes souvenir wine glass) • $5 Youth 13-21 (under 13 free) I-25 Exit 276; follow signs • 505-471-2261 • santafewinefestival.com • No Pets! Support provided by Santa Fean Magazine, New Mexico Tourism Department, Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe County Lodgers Tax Advisory Board


magical realism


David B ott ini’s e t he re al acr ylic la nds cape s by B a r ba ra Ty ne r

Painter David Bottini’s landscapes might be lifted from the little treasure boxes of memory we all keep. The jewel-like acrylic paintings, impossibly crisp, deep, and sparkling, are moments we recognize as paths we may have taken. How did he find that riverbed, the one you walked along with your grandfather in late summer as the leaves blazed gold and the light edged to time growing short? This memory-conjuring is Bottini’s magic. “I want my paintings to take the viewer to their own memory of something special, to lead them to their own stories,” he says. “I don’t paint the end of the path. The viewer needs to complete that, to bring their own narrative.” A native and resident of Pennsylvania, Bottini delights in woodlands. Obviously mad for foliage, he creates lacy canopies of innumerable leaves and interlocking twigs, crispedged and bright in the muddy, shadowy, snowy places along riverbeds and silver-dusted paths. Always, there is a quiet spot to rest amid the flutter. He forages, finds magic in the woods, and magnifies those moments when nature holds her breath. Bottini’s compositions are grounded in a reductive abstraction of form: Shape, space, dark, and light create scaffolding for layers of intense detail. While some see this work as photorealistic, there’s an element of the magical in his realism—as if these landscapes are something out of The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings. What Bottini does with light and lush, layered surfaces is also magic. Up close, his paintings are enamel-like. Hundreds of brush strokes seem to float, suspended in multiple layers, creating impossible depth within the glassy surfaces. Bottini’s dots and jots of pure color evoke Seurat, but there’s nothing frenetic here. Parkside Late October, a large work capturing numerous dazzling shades of gold in autumn trees, is somehow soothing, as if the artist’s devotion has quieted nature just a little. Bottini loves acrylic. His gift is coaxing luminous colors and layers from a medium once considered flat. Theory-steeped, with a stellar academic and teaching pedigree, he’s nonetheless a bit of a rebel and has always painted his way, regardless of fashion. “In graduate school I was a closet landscape painter,” he says. “I secretly sold through a frame shop.” Following his heart was an excellent move. Bottini exhibits widely and is also collected widely, and his landscapes, while beautiful, are far more than just pretty pictures. The Beauty of Nature, July 20–July 31, reception July 20, 5–7 pm, Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon, 505-955-1500, greenbergfineart.com

Above: First Blooms, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24". Below: Autumn Reverie, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16".



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messing with the masters


Be n Steele ir re ve re nt ly t ake s on t he cla s sic s by Eve Tolpa

painter Ben Steele has been developing his idiosyncratic style—which could loosely be termed “witty, art historical, self-referential still life with a pop culture twist”—since the summer of 2003, when he started doing paintings of crayons. “I liked them because they had bright color,” says the Utah-based artist. From there, the ideas began unspooling, and soon he was reimagining Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring as a page from a coloring book that’s been filled in with magic markers. Or adding a Pez dispenser to a scene by John Singer Sargent. A typical result of this brand of fusion is Complete Breakfast, which depicts a morning table spread with a bowl and spoon, a glass of orange juice . . . and a box of cereal called “Earrios” featuring a Van Gogh–esque portrait of Van Gogh. Then there’s Venus de Mido, which showcases the iconic Venus de Milo statue in a more or less straightforward fashion, only here she’s made of PlayDoh and rests on a podium of alphabet blocks. Steele responds to the interactive element of conceptual work. “You can almost participate,” he says of the viewer. “You start to think of your own ideas.” For his own part, “One idea gives me two more,” he says, noting that he keeps an idea board and sketch list—although many of the ideas never make it off the list, and some take years before the “final piece falls into place” and he is ready to bring the concept to life. When that time comes, Steele already has a wide and illustrious group of influences to draw upon. “When I ask myself, ‘How do I want to paint?’ I look at Vermeer and Rembrandt,” Steele says. He also acknowledges a debt to Warhol. “There’s a graphic quality to [his work], and I love advertising and stuff, so I think, ‘How can I make all that work together?’ I like lying in bed at night trying to figure it out. It’s a constant thing.” Fortunately for Steele, the creative process itself is where his excitement lies, and the results are almost by-products of that. Sometimes, he says, he likes to keep a finished piece around his studio for reference, but ultimately he’d rather let it go, figuring, “If I did it once, I can do it again.” And, at the end of the day, he says, “Art is communication. How much fun is it to produce work in your head or in your studio and not show anyone?” New Works, June 22–July 5, reception June 22, 5–7 pm, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon, 505-986-1156, giacobbefritz.com Above: Marker Masterpiece, oil on canvas, 30 x 33". Below: Complete Breakfast, oil on canvas, 55 x 50".

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Greg Moon, San Luis III, watercolor, 11 x 15" Gordon Brown, New Mexico Sky, oil on board, 35 x 48"

Gordon Brown Meyer Gallery, 225 Canyon, meyergalleries.com June 8–June 21, reception June 8, 5–7 pm Inspired by the beauty of Colorado’s Western Slope and the effect of natural lighting on mood, Gordon Brown paints what he sees around him, often near his home outside of Grand Junction. His unique tonal landscapes highlight features like water, mountains, and wind.

After Dark Greg Moon Art, 109A Kit Carson, Taos, gregmoonart.com July 7–July 21, reception July 7, 4–7 pm Greg Moon Art hosts a national juried exhibition to celebrate “all things nocturnal.” Jina Brenneman, curator at Taos’s Harwood Museum, and Guy Cross, publisher of THE magazine, helped judge the collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage on display.

Terrell Powell, March Birdland, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40" Kathleen Doyle Cook, Bandelier, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 50 x 40"

Kathleen Doyle Cook New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon, newconceptgallery.com June 1–July 2, reception June 1, 5–7 pm Since her move to Santa Fe from Boston in 2010, Kathleen Doyle Cook has been using Northern New Mexico’s rich color palette to create abstract “sensory landscapes.” The artist paints intuitively, without real-life references, to create her bold, sensual works. 90


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Terrell Powell: Contemporary Primitive Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, 621 Canyon dominiqueboisjoli.com, July 3–July 20, reception July 6, 5–7 pm Terrell Powell’s inspiration—children’s artwork and primitive work—provides the framework for his refreshing and wildly colorful pieces. Powell uses oils, acrylics, and oil pastels to create his whimsical paintings, birdhouses, and totems, which often feature cheerful, wide-eyed birds.

Mark White, Butte Morning, oil on canvas, 36 x 36" Randall Reid, Circumvent, wood, steel, and paint, 6 x 5 x 2"

Randall Reid: Redirecting the Past Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon, nuartgallery.com July 20–August 5, reception July 20, 5–7 pm Texas-based Randall Reid layers salvaged materials like rusted signs and dead wood to create graphic windows into eras past. Says Reid in an artist’s statement: “Just as our personal history is shaped by our memories, so is my art.”

Mark White + Ethan White: Evolving Visions: Santa Fe to L.A. Mark White Fine Art, 414 Canyon, markwhitefineart.com July 13–August 5, reception July 13, 5–8 pm In this father/son exhibition, Mark White’s bright, oil-painted landscapes showcase his perceived evolution of the world. Paintings by his son, Ethan White, focus on form, movement, and expression—an extension of his career as a ballet dancer.

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John Maisano: Nouveau Beals & Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon, bealsandabbatefineart.com June 19–July 1, reception June 22, 5–8 pm Elegant, stylized bronze animals are the focus of John Maisano’s solo show. Inspired by Maisano’s interest in Art Deco and Art Nouveau, the works—from the playful fox to the howling coyote—were created with a goal of capturing the spirit of each animal. John Maisano, Bison, bronze, 14 x 20"

Steve Hanks Santa Fe Art Collector 221 W San Francisco santafeartcollector.com June 1–June 15 reception June 1, 5–7 pm Steve Hanks explores memory and emotion in his detailed and realistic watercolor portrayals of women and children. His work, in a style he calls Emotional Realism, is beautifully lit and finely detailed, often featuring figures with their faces turned away from the viewer.

Robert Kushner, Peony Damask, oil on canvas, 45 x 60"

Robert Kushner: Wildflowers/Garden Flowers Bellas Artes, 653 Canyon, bellasartesgallery.com June 30–August 4, reception June 29, 5–7 pm In his sixth solo exhibition at Bellas Artes, Robert Kushner presents a new series of multilayered collage paintings—depictions of flowers created with oil paint, gold leaf, and layers of pages from books. Kushner’s work has been featured in exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London.

Steve Hanks, With Her Back Against the Wall watercolor, 18 x 20"

Exhibition of Living Spanish Masters S. R. Brennen Galleries, 555 Canyon srbrennengalleries.com, June 1–July 31 S. R. Brennen features the work of 10 leading Spanish painters. Look for seascapes by Alfredo Navarro, landscapes by Giner Bueno and Carlos Aguado, oils by Eustaquio Segrelles, and the mixed-media work of Josep Baqués, who founded Spain’s first graphic designers association, Grafistes FASD. Eustaquio Segrelles, La Recojida, oil on canvas, 40 x 50"



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Heads Up The Steven Boone Gallery 714 Canyon, stevenboonegallery.com July 6–July 22, reception July 6, 5–7 pm The Steven Boone Gallery celebrates the timeless art of classic portraiture with a group show curated by realist painter Geoffrey Laurence. Laurence states that the artists represented—which include Lyndall Bass, William Barnes, and Susan Contreras—“have met the challenge of making portrait art that is contemporary . . . whilst also maintaining a strong link to the traditions that have developed throughout the history of portrait painting and sculpture.”

Cascading Autumn, 60” x 48”, Acrylic on Canvas

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Steven Boone, Portrait of Alicia de Najera Sena oil on linen, 30 x 40"

Nature’s Alluring Light: A solo show featuring new landscapes paintings Opening Night Reception with the Artist Friday, July 20, 5-7 pm

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Zachariah Rieke, Painting 33, acrylic on canvas, 58 x 81"

Grand Opening Wade Wilson Art, 409 Canyon wadewilsonart.com, June 29 Wade Wilson Art, a Houston-based contemporary art gallery, celebrates the grand opening of its Canyon Road location with a group exhibition featuring paintings, photographs, and sculptures.


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Sarah Sense: Weaving the Americas Legends Santa Fe, 125 Lincoln, legendssantafe.com June 1–July 2, reception June 1, 5–7 pm Sarah Sense’s seven-month-long journey through 12 countries (from Canada to Chile) is documented in a solo exhibition of her “woven photographs,” which combine writing, photography, and videos that explore America’s contemporary indigenous culture. Sense works using original basket patterns from her Chitimacha lineage. Sarah Sense, Weaving the Americas, Gallo, digital laser prints, photo-silkscreen prints, and artist tape, 15 x 18"

Re-Presenting the Nude II EVOKE Contemporary, 130 Lincoln evokecontemporary.com, July 6–July 31 reception July 6, 5–7 pm The work of 30 artists is featured in the second installation of this nude biennial event, curated by John O’Hern, Santa Fe editor of American Art Collector and Western Art Collector magazines. Though each participating artist—from F. Scott Hess to Kent Williams—approaches the nude differently, their shared appreciation of the genre shows. Works include figurative paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by local artists as well as first-time Santa Fe exhibitors. Richard Maury, #1, oil on canvas, 52 x 37"

Kimo Minton, Boy and Blade, oil and acrylic on carved one-inch panels, 30 x 30 x 1"

Kimo Minton: Interplay Gaugy Gallery, 418 Canyon, gaugygallery.com July 27–August 23, reception July 27, 5 pm Kimo Minton listens to jazz while he creates, and his work—carved and painted wood panels that are part painting, part sculpture—exhibits jazzlike rhythms and improvisational qualities. The artist, who has studios in London and Southern New Mexico, brings together disparate shapes and colors in a way that’s both visually appealing and intellectually stimulating, with clear references to Cubism and African ritual sculpture.

Misha Gordin: A Retrospective Verve Gallery of Photography, 219 E Marcy vervegallery.com June 8–August 18, reception June 15, 5–7 pm Largely influenced by his childhood and early life in the Russian-speaking and Soviet-occupied Latvia, Misha Gordin discovered his ability to express his feelings through photography when he began to capture concepts instead of moments. Gordin’s solo exhibition showcases conceptual photography that explores questions of being, birth, life, and death. Misha Gordin, Crowd #39, gelatin silver, 25 x 38" 94


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Max Lehman, The Great Sunflower Project, ceramic sculpture, glazed and handpainted, 14 x 30 x 12"

Fantastical Five! POP Gallery, 142 Lincoln, Suite 102 popsantafe.com, July 1–July 31 reception July 14, 6 pm POP’s latest group show—celebrating the contemporary and New Brow art gallery’s fifth year in business and its new location at the corner of Marcy and Lincoln—features new works by gallery favorites Lynden St. Victor, Clifford Bailey, Marie Sena, Max Lehman, and more. An opening reception raffle benefits Southwest CARE Center, which serves New Mexicans living with HIV and AIDS.

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Gail Factor, Metamorphosis IV, oil on canvas, 23 x 27”

Gail Factor + Veronica Leiton Mill Fine Art, 530 Canyon, millfineart.com August 24–September 30, reception August 24, 5–7 pm Mill Fine Art hosts solo exhibitions by Gail Factor, an abstract-expressionist painter, and Veronica Leiton, who’s known for her colorful mixed-media pieces. june/july 2012

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Santa Fe Art Collector Steve Hanks, Away from the Mainstream, watercolor on archival paper, 29 x 46" Calling his style Emotional Realism, Hanks is inspired by the sunlight as it filters through and floods a room. His backlighting technique is remarkable in such a difficult medium, and he is recognized as a top artist of our time. 221 W San Francisco Street, 505-988-5545 santafeartcollector.com

Marigold Arts Robert Highsmith, Late Afternoon, Canyon de Chelly, watercolor, 16 x 30" Marigold Arts will be showing the latest work by Robert Highsmith in a one-man show this summer. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 pm, Friday, June 29. The show continues through August 11. He will be displaying around 25 new watercolors of the desert Southwest. The gallery also represents the best of fine art and crafts by New Mexico artists, featuring handwoven textiles and wearable art. 424 Canyon Road, 505-982-4142, marigoldarts.com, rhighsmith.com

The William & Joseph Gallery Karen Haynes, adrift, oil on canvas, 42 x 42" Experience the beauty of original art! The William & Joseph Gallery features extraordinary original paintings, encaustics, award-winning glass, and sculpture. Open Daily. 727 Canyon Road, 505-982-9404, thewilliamandjosephgallery.com

Krasnoff Studios Kevan Krasnoff, Comancheria/Buffalo Project, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 70" “Painting is a weaving of time, earth, and sky, and one’s own imagination.” Krasnoff Studios is home to ceramic-armor wall sculptures and vessels, fabricated and forged-steel totems and sculpture, and the multidirectional abstract paintings of Kevan Krasnoff. Situated at the base of Boulder’s Flatirons, the Marine Street Sculpture Garden is an oasis featuring Krasnoff’s work as well as work by select artists. By appointment. Curation/installation for private residential and corporate collections. P.O. Box 932, Boulder, CO 80306, 303-941-2363, krasnoff.com 96


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Gallerie Imaginarium Gallerie Imaginarium displays eclectic artwork from new and established artists including Patrick Carr, George Howard Hayes III, Richard Maitland, and David Zaintz. Enter a world of imagination where columns from the set of the HBO series True Blood set the stage for visual mystery and magic! 301D Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque (entrance on 3rd Street), 505-286-9500 gallerieimaginarium.com

POP Gallery Lynden St. Victor, Raised by Wolves oil over acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48" Celebrating our fifth anniversary in 2012, POP Gallery features contemporary and New Brow established and emerging artists. Rising from the underground world of tattooing and graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealist art, the art showcased feeds on energies in today’s culture. Fantastical Five! opens July 1, with an artist reception (and a raffle to benefit Southwest CARE Center) on July 14, 6–9 pm, at our new location on the corner of Lincoln and Marcy. 142 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 102, 505-820-0788, popsantafe.com

Paint Horse Gallery Caren Goodrich, She Saddled Up Her Best Horse, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24" Stop by and see Santa Fe’s newest gallery! Artist Caren Goodrich paints on-site daily. Representing artists Michael Swearngin, Jennifer Cavan, Shawn Murphy, Robert Burridge, and James Bates. 225 Galisteo Street, 505-603-9995, painthorsegallery.biz

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Charlotte Foust, Wellspring, oil on canvas, 72 x 60" Intuition drives Foust’s approach to abstract expressionism. She creates layers of texture and impeccably placed blocks of color that add cohesion, balance, and a sense of motion to her exquisite compositions. Her new work is currently on display at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary. 200-B Canyon Road, 505-984-2111, hunterkirkland@ earthlink.net, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com

Pablo Milan Gallery Pablo Milan, Ceremonial Dancers, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 72" Located just a few blocks off the Santa Fe Plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art by Pablo Antonio Milan as well as other artists. Milan is renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, which include loose brushstrokes, washes, splatters and, at times, heavy texture. 209 Galisteo Street, 505-820-1285, pablomilangallery.com june/july 2012

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Mark White Fine Art Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative, kinetic garden to experience bliss. These wind-driven sculptures welcome you through to his gallery. Inside, you will find his exquisitely patinaed, engraved metal canvases and bronzes. We look forward to your visit. 414 Canyon Road, 505-982-2073 markwhitefineart.com

GVG Contemporary Kuzana Ogg, Carnegy Road 2011, oil on canvas, 40 x 40" Pattern Language, June 15–July 6, featuring paintings by Kuzana Ogg and Blair Vaughn-Gruler. Pattern Language features work inspired by the built environment, or aspects of the natural world, that speak to pattern, repetition, or data collection and the language created or implied in the process. Ogg’s work explores the cycle and development of plant life, land masses folded and divided like origami, and the tension and integration of seeded fields with urban architecture. A reception with the artists will be held Friday, June 22, from 5 to 7 pm. 202 Canyon Road, 505-982-1494, gvgcontemporary.com

Elodie Holmes

Pebbled Window Aurora, blown glass, metal swiveling stand, 20 x 21 x 8" Whether in concept or approach, the glass artwork of Elodie Holmes is truly unique. Her dance is built around capturing the essence of this amorphous solid, all while highlighting the most exquisite color. Elodie also offers public demonstrations and teaches private classes at her studio and gallery. 926 Baca Street, #3, 505-820-2222, liquidlightglass.com

Gallery 822 Sandy Keller and James Moore, In the Shadows acrylic bronze mixed media, 30 x 18" Santa Fe locals Sandy Keller and James Moore combine their unique talents to create atmospheric landscape collaborations with a mix of contemporary and traditional subjects. Sandy’s serendipitous acrylic abstractions provide a vibrant base for James’s intricate bronze miniatures and mixed-media structures. 822 Canyon Road, 505-989-1700, gallery822.com


David Anthony Fine Art Addison Rowe Gallery Jozef Bakos (1891–1977), Still Life, oil on board 11¼ x 14¼", signed lower left Jozef Bakos and His Circle, July 13–September 7, reception July 13, 5–7 pm Jozef Bakos was an early Southwest modernist and a founding member of the historic Santa Fe art group Los Cinco Pintores. Bakos used the palette of Gauguin and the shapes and forms of Cézanne to create his own unique style. His love of the Southwest landscape and the people were primary subjects of his paintings. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–5 pm. 229 E Marcy Street, 505-982-1533, addisonrowe.com

John Farnsworth, La Posada Harlequins, oil on linen, 40 x 70" David Anthony Fine Art features spectacular works by five of the finest artists in Taos. William Davis photography, John Farnsworth paintings, ceramic sculpture by Steven Gootgeld, printmaking by Jennifer Lynch, and fine artisan furniture by David Mapes. Technically savvy art for the savvy art collector. 132 Kit Carson Road, Taos, 575-758-7113, davidanthonyfineart.com

Carol Kucera Gallery Jordan Ford creates beautiful cased-glass vessels that explore complex relationships between light, form, pattern, and color. Jordan is one of 12 contemporary, multimedia artists represented by Carol Kucera Gallery. Daily 10 am–5 pm, closed Tuesday. 112 W San Francisco Street, Suite 107, 505-989-7523 866-989-7523, kucera@carolkucera.com, carolkucera.com

Little Bird at Loretto David Copher, Dimensional Walking #4, liquid pigment on paper, 48 x 48" Featuring Western contemporary artists David Copher, Mary Hunt, John Bennett, Denny Wainscott, Roark Griffin, Marie Barbera, and Native American artists Michael Horse, Connie Sanchez, Ray Tracey, and Sherwood Begaye. 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-820-7413, kivaindianart.com info@kivaindianart.com

Sage Creek Gallery Marilyn Yates, Winter Hideaway, acrylic, 12 x 16" The work of Marilyn Yates will be highlighted through the month of July at Sage Creek Gallery. The work of this Santa Fe artist has been described as being poetic, lyrical, and sensitive, with a careful eye for color, harmony, and design. Artist in residence Scott Rogers will be in the gallery sculpting during the last week of July and the month of August. See her work and meet Scott at Sage Creek’s new location on Canyon Road.  421 Canyon Road, 505-988-3444, sagecreekgallery.com

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enchanted treasures Packard’s on the Plaza Oxidized silver and turquoise beads and Royston & Bisbee turquoise cross pendants Quintessential Santa Fe artist Lawrence Baca creates handmade necklaces and pendants steeped in the icons and motifs of New Mexico’s rich Spanish history. Hearts and crosses in silver and fused gold and his must-have oxidized beads in every length are the foundation of a jewelry collection. Always at Packard’s on the Plaza. 61 Old Santa Fe Tr, 800-648-7358 or 505-983-9241 shoppackards.com

The Golden Eye Ear-rangements: Consider the possibilities . . . Available only at The Golden Eye, where creativity reigns and the possibilities are endless. Design your own unique statement from our collection of jewels set in 18k gold. One or many, mix and match. 115 Don Gaspar Ave, 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038, goldeneyesantafe.com

The HatSmith A one-of-a-kind Santa Fe experience featuring affordable personalized hats for men and women. Gallery walls filled with work by local artists, handmade silver jewelry from Native American artists, and beautiful hat bands, silver conchos, men’s vests, and frock coats. Come in and design your hat with JD. 228 Ortiz St 505-995-1091 thehatsmith.com

Boots & Boogie Santa Fe’s premier gallery of fine handcrafted boots. Elegant while still being comfortable. Owner Roy Flynn will personally and expertly size you in the finest and most beautiful alligator boots—both belly and hornback, in myriad colors, and at the most competitive prices in the industry. Boots & Boogie utilizes five bootmakers and is committed to style, elegance, customer comfort, and satisfaction. Whether it’s the classic alligator or any of the hundreds of other designs available, Boots & Boogie outfits you with style. 102 E Water St, in El Centro Mall, one block southwest of La Fonda, 505-983-0777, santafebootsandboogie.com 102


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Sarape Girl Cowgirl duster made of handloomed, cotton saltillo sarape. Ankle-length, lined, pockets, and silver conch button. Sarape Girl designs are all made of handmade traditional saltillo sarapes loomed in cotton by our weaver in mainland Mexico. They are sewn in our factory in Baja California, Mexico. Each is unique, with a woven diamond pattern on the back and various linings. Christina Duwell Box 1255, Florence, OR 97439, 541-997-5127 sarapegirlstore.com

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Graduated sugilite beads with handmade signature sterling clasp and silver heart earrings. Sassy and sophisticated stones, beads, pearls, and gems in every color of the spectrum. Drape, string, coil, or snake on one of Pam Springall’s necklaces in your favorite hue to wear to lunch or to the opera, only at Packard’s on the Plaza. 61 Old Santa Fe Tr, 800-648-7358 or 505-983-9241, shoppackards.com

Black and white ceramic rings Change it! You decide which centerpiece suits you for work, happy hour, an elegant dinner—get more glamorous as the day wears on. Endless possibilities! Call for a catalog of our patented interchangeable, one-of-a-kind jewelry collection. Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St, 505-660-8614, charlotteshop.com

Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School “TINA” stiletto sculpted porcelain bootie; fur, ostrich, gold leaf, diamonté, gemstone; custom plexi display cube; length of bootie: 6" Heidi creates one-of-a-kind smoked, gold-leafed, and oil-painted vessels. Watch her demonstrate in her gallery. Commission her to create a platter, sculpture, or stiletto! Heidi teaches private and group wheel throwing to all ages and all levels as she has on television with Giada De Laurentiis. 315 Johnson St, 505-988-2225 or 505-660-4585, heidiloewen.com june/july 2012

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enchanted treasures Tom Taylor Show your Santa Fe style with this sterling silver fluted buckle set from famed New Mexican silversmith Jean Taylor. Exclusively at Tom Taylor Company. 108 E San Francisco St, 505-984-2231, tomtaylorbuckles.com

Rippel and Company Sterling and turquoise Storywheels™, including our exclusive SANTA FE wheel. Stop by today to see our extensive selection of fine gemstones in 14k and sterling. Lariat necklaces shown are available with turquoise, pearl (white, gray, or black), onyx, or lapis cap beads. Storywheel™ combinations are limitless . . . come design your story! 111 Old Santa Fe Tr (just a half-block south of the Plaza) 505-986-9115, johnrippel.com

MayaTile Beautiful, luxurious, leaded-crystal cast glass tile made by Santa Fe glass artist Bethany Antolewicz. Each tile is individually cast, creating a unique piece of art. Use as accent tiles or install as small windows in your home. Custom work also available. 505-577-8455, mayatile.com

Karen Melfi Collection Silver, gold, and pearl shield earrings by Debra Colonna For 22 years, the Karen Melfi Collection has been representing the finest local and national jewelry, wearable art, and contemporary craft artists. Located on Canyon Road, KMC offers a wide selection of high-quality, handcrafted items in all price ranges. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-982-3032, karenmelficollection.com



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Traditional Santa Fe architecture and contemporary works by artists both local and international find harmony in the home of art maven and self-described “freelance cultural explorer” Linda Durham. Learn more about Durham’s house—and her latest creative adventures—on the following pages.


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A gilded shield by Santa Fe artist Martin Cary Horowitz hangs above Durham’s fireplace.

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wonder woman what’s up next for Linda Dur ha m by Dia nna Delling

Linda Durham and dog Ruby relax outside near a cast-bronze sculpture by John Connell.

A dramatic entry room greets Wonder Institute visitors. Right: Wood carvings Durham collected in Myanmar and a mixed-media piece by Lucy Maki adorn the dining room.

When the flailing economy forced the closure of Linda Durham Contemporary Art in March 2011, Santa Fe lost one of its landmark galleries. Of course, no one felt the void like Linda Durham herself. “I was sad,” she says, her emphasis and tone making that one small word say everything. “After 33 years, working at it every day and building it . . .” Those who know Durham, from her many friends and clients to the dozens of New Mexico artists she’s nurtured over the years, realized she wasn’t about to retire. It was more a question of where next to direct her considerable supply of passion. Before she moved to Santa Fe, in 1966, Durham worked as one of the original “bunnies” at the Playboy Club in New York. She concentrated on raising her two children during her first decade here, and in 1978, after a year of working with local art dealer Forrest Fenn, she opened her own gallery in a space on Canyon Road. Durham’s been one of Santa Fe’s most active supporters of contemporary art ever since. “When the gallery closed, I thought, Is that all there is?” she says. “I’m not going to have another gallery, but I want the next section of my life to be equal to or greater than the earlier sections.” Durham spent the rest of 2011 traveling and pondering her next steps: What to do? Where to live? As usual, she says, no matter where she was, “I was always wondering. I wonder about all kinds of things!”


That’s how she came up with her next venture. She would start an institute—The Wonder Institute—to promote art, ideas, and wondering about the world. Its headquarters? The home northwest of town that Durham has lived in since 2005. While any space can be christened an institute, Durham’s 5,500-square-foot house has qualities that make it especially suited for the task. Namely, its large, open rooms, its high, wood-beamed ceilings, and its size: it’s spacious enough to comfortably host a crowd. “It’s not a normal ‘home’ sort of house,” says Durham. “It has a big living room where people can gather, and side rooms that can be break-out rooms or offices or libraries.” Brick floors and plaster walls provide a Santa Fe–style elegance, as do plump upholstered chairs and heavy wood furniture. What really makes the house inspiring is Durham’s art collection, a mix of contemporary works by New Mexico–based artists, hand-carved wood pieces from Myanmar (she’s visited numerous times), and art she’s picked up over her years of world travel. “I don’t collect work by just one artist,” she explains. “It’s not even about my aesthetic taste. The art I have is either something I was instantly attracted to, something from an artist with whom I had a conversation and really liked, or it’s something someone has given me.”

Cat Hazel frolics near a painting by Erika Wanenmacher; another, by Carlos Carulo, is displayed in the breakfast nook.

“I have always bought art and books over furniture,” says Durham. In the library, paintings by Robert Kelly sit atop bookshelves, a steel-wool sculpture by Ben Zion Avivi hangs near a cozy armchair, and a sculptural firefly by Erika Wanenmacher is “pinned” above the fireplace.

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There’s art to consider on every wall and surface in her home/institute: paintings and photographic prints Durham picked up in San Francisco or London or Baghdad (she visited in 2004, with a group studying the effects of the war on women and children); a piece she bought at a SITE Santa Fe fund-raiser; a pair of paintings created by her grandfather. The majority of the art is by New Mexico artists, among them Greg Erf (Portales), Lucy Maki (Albuquerque), and Martin Cary Horowitz and Margeaux (Santa Fe). Some of the most prominent works are by Erika Wanenmacher, Maintenance a local artist Durham represented at her gallery for nearly two decades. “All those years, I concentrated almost entirely on New Mexico–based artists—for one thing, there are so many great artists based here,” she says. “But it was also so that I could actually know the artists, not just their work. I wanted to know how they lived, what they liked to eat, what they thought about, what they read.” As director of The Wonder Institute, Durham will continue to represent a few select artists. She’ll also offer art consulting services, and, beginning this summer, she’ll lead customized Art Safaris—day-long field trips to local studios, where collectors can meet artists and see how they work. She’ll host marketing workshops for creative professionals, along with salons, lectures, and presentations by visiting artists. (Chilean painter Carlos Carulo cooks paella and discusses his work on July 25; photographer Clayton Campbell talks about his current project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, at various Institute gatherings in August.) A philanthropic project titled Worldwide Women of Wisdom (designed to help local women in need) is part of the Institute, as is the Wonder Postcard Project. For that, Durham took a 10-state road trip last fall, persuading strangers to share their thoughts by completing a postcard that starts with the words “I wonder . . .” and mailing it to her, postagepaid. She’s received hundreds back so far; now she’s considering the best way to share their collective wisdom. “I’ve signed petitions, I’ve stood with signs, I was even arrested,” she says, referring to her past political activism. “I still care, as much as or more than ever. It’s just that I’d like to find a different way to create compassion and kindness in the middle of our differences.” “At first I thought, Is The Wonder Institute silly?” she continues. “It’s not. But if it sounds silly to some people, well . . . What I’ve found is that people want to talk to each other and be inspired by others. To share things they know, to get away from sadness, and to find stimulation.” Not surprisingly, these are also desires that drive Durham. In fact, The Wonder Institute’s mission—“Devoted to the search and rescue of Truth and Beauty”—could be called her personal mission too.

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Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the design for Pottery House between 1928 and 1942. But it wasn’t until 1984—more than two decades after his death, when a Wisconsin-based real estate developer bought the plans—that the home was actually built, right here in Santa Fe. The 5,000-squarefoot Hyde Park Road property is the only adobe structure Wright ever designed, and it combines his signature curves (its organic lines resemble Native American pottery) with Southwest staples like brick floors and plaster walls. One of only two Frank Lloyd Wright residences in New Mexico (the other is in Pecos), Pottery House sits on seven acres overlooking the city, with views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains. In addition to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and separate guest quarters, Pottery House has an outdoor spa and steam room and an underground garage. Our favorite feature: a swimmable canal that connects the outdoor heated pool with the home’s interior. List price: $4.75 million Contact: Santa Fe Properties, santafeproperties.com

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Savvy oenophiles and cocktail enthusiasts know that the place to go when tracking down that perfect adult beverage is Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits. Now, after nearly two decades in business, Susan Eagan has given her loyal customers new reasons to celebrate: She’s expanded her space another 1,400 square feet by moving next door, and she’s added a cozy bar and lounge right there among the more than 1,200 different wines—plus dozens of beers and spirits—in the shop. Buy one of Eagan’s specially selected wines by the glass (they’re served from a Cruvinet dispenser), or, for a surcharge, pick a bottle off the shelf, ask staffers to pop the cork, and enjoy it in the lounge. A simple menu of bread, pâté, and gourmet cheeses sourced by local chef Kim Muller is on offer. On Fridays, Susan’s hosts wine tastings from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. If you’re like me, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store.—John Vollertsen Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits 1005 St. Francis, 505-984-1582 sfwineandspirits.com

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get out! alfresco dining is a summertim e treat


Above: The seafood summer sampler at La Casa Sena includes grissini oysters with cucumber salsa. Below: Caprese salad at Tanti Luce 221.

With Santa Fe’s mountain vistas, sun-drenched days, and starry nights, restaurants that offer terrace, balcony, or patio seating give diners an extra reason to drop in. Check out these eateries with open-air options and treat yourself not just to the fresh air but also to the talents of some of the region’s finest chefs. The mid-April opening of the Coyote Rooftop Cantina (coyotecafe.com) signals the start of downtown’s summer party season. In spring, a sprinkling of revelers nibble and swig fancy cocktails while huddled under glowing heaters, but once summer hits, the Cantina’s packed and going full throttle. The scene’s fueled by a younger, hipper version of the crowd you’ll find at the swankier Coyote Café (down one flight), but the gentler prices are a terrific draw for tourists as well. Nosh on “Maybe or Maybe Not Hot” stuffed jalapeño shooters and fat Vidalia onion rings; wash them down with a tart pomegranate margarita. Two blocks north, chef Joseph Wrede (formerly of Joseph’s Table in Taos) commands the stoves at the relaunched Palace Restaurant (palacesantafe.com). Though the atmospheric bar still lures the serious libations set, I’ll be seeking the sunny two-level back patio this summer. Wrede impresses with dishes like the pristinely fresh Chilean sea bass ceviche and voluptuous, tarragon-scented lobster salad. Don’t miss the French fries (cooked in duck fat) and, for dessert, try Deconstructed Rocky Road, a stacked affair with plump house-made marshmallows, Nutella gelato, and powdered peanuts. Cozy front and back patios are options at Tanti Luce 221 (tantiluce221.com), a new restaurant in the space previously occupied by Amavi. Chef Tom Kerpon (formerly of the Rio Chama Steakhouse and the Inn of the Anasazi) knows fine dining; his menu features Italian/European cuisine, with a caprese salad that’s the perfect coming together of garden-ripe ingredients. The whimsical bar



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menu, complete with wacky subtitles (Green Chile Tempura: Godzilla Meets Hatch), should keep patrons sated and amused.

La Casa Sena’s piñon tart with orange and chocolate is decadence on a plate.


The giant cottonwoods that tower over the courtyard at La Casa Sena (lacasasena.com) give shade from the daytime sun and serve as a dramatic canopy at night, making it the perfect place to enjoy Chef Patrick Gharrity’s all-new menu. Perfect for sharing on a summer evening: the veggie summer sampler (lime-splashed corn on the cob, avocado hummus and pita chips, and crispy squash-blossom rellenos). The whole menu is exciting, and the piñon tart with orange and chocolate is decadence on a plate. The large, airy patio at Restaurant Martín (restaurantmartinsantafe.com) is dramatically draped with twinkling lights, reminding me of the deck on a majestic ship. On a hot summer evening, I get my oyster fix with chef Martín Rios’s tempura oysters (from Washington State), served with sweet corn­ and horseradish flan. And then there’s front-porch dining at Geronimo (geronimorestaurant.com) on Canyon Road, perhaps the most elegant outdoor venue in town. One of my most memorable meals this year was Chef Eric DiStefano’s strawberry spinach salad, goat cheese and piñon spring rolls, and melt-in-your-mouth veal blanquette with wild mushroom ravioli. Geronimo always gets my vote for pre-opera dining.—JV


northern exposure Let’s not forget the alfresco options in Taos, which recently landed second place on Smithsonian magazine’s new “20 Best Small Towns in America” list. The Adobe Bar patio at the historic Taos Inn(taosinn.com) offers an extensive margarita menu, plus a front-row seat from which to watch the eclectic collection of tourists and colorful local characters that wander by. If you’re looking for quiet, choose the courtyard-facing patio at Doc Martin’s restaurant, also in the Taos Inn and known for its contemporary dishes as well as great renditions of New Mexico favorites. Try the greaseless blue-corncrusted chile relleno stuffed with cheese, topped with salsa fresca and toasted pepitas, and set adrift on a creamydreamy goat-cheese cream. For brunch, head to Graham’s Grille (grahamstaos.com), where the tiered back patio faces the popular John Dunn House Shops. Succumb to temptation and order the homemade French doughnuts in cinnamon sugar (served piping-hot in a basket), even if you’re having the decadent vanilla-orange French toast or the classic eggs Benedict. There’s even a Yappy Hour doggie menu for your four-legged friends, available only on the terrace.—JV From top: Graham’s Grille’s baked macaroni and cheddar cheese; Middle Eastern lamb burger; black bean soup.

Although Cole Porter wrote “It’s Too Darn Hot” in 1948, his lyrics can still ring true in Santa Fe during the summer. The best way to survive the heat is to turn off the oven and grill your meal outside—or head to one of our city’s more than 200 restaurants, where someone else will do the cooking. Whether you live here or you’re visiting, it’s always a treat to enjoy a meal created by one of our many local culinary talents. One such talent is Charles Dale, the chef at Terra restaurant at Encantado Resort and Spa (encantadoresort.com). To celebrate Dale’s long and successful career, on June 26 Terra hosts a “30 Years at the Stove” gourmet dinner, featuring a menu prepared collaboratively by Dale and six top chefs he has mentored over the years. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s newly established Charles Dale Scholarship, which helps local hospitality students further their careers. Two other local pros—chefs Eric DiStefano and Charles Thompson—are lending their skills to new ventures in town. DiStefano (currently of Coyote Café and Geronimo) has created the witty menu at the new Stats Sports Bar and Nightlife at the corner of Palace and Grant. Thompson, a Geronimo veteran, is now heating up the kitchen at the reopened Legal Tender Restaurant and Saloon (thelegaltender.com) in Lamy. Go for the saloon-style menu (BBQ, burgers, and vegetarian options), stay to enjoy dancing and entertainment. Coming soon: facilities so “ride-in” customers can park their horses. —JV santafean.com

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Recognized by Gourmet magazine’s Guide to America’s Best Restaurants and The New York Times as a destination not to be missed. Chef/ owner Mark Kiffin, the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef of the Southwest,” pairs seasonal contemporary American cuisine with professional service in a timeless, elegant adobe building designed by famed architect Alexander Girard. Extensive wine list, full bar, picturesque garden patios, and a variety of beautiful settings for wedding receptions, social affairs, or corporate events for 12 to 250 guests. Private parking. Seasonal specialty: tuna tartare topped with Osetra caviar and preserved lemon. Lunch Monday–Saturday 12–2 pm ; bar nightly 5 pm –close; dinner nightly from 6 pm ; full lunch and dinner menus available in the bar.

El Mesón

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A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with family 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. The full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Occasional musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 p m .

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-1977, taosinn.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. Executive Chef Zippy White specializes in organic foods, with chile rellenos being his signature dish. With more than 400 wine selections, our worldclass wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best of” award of excellence for 21 consecutive years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Patio dining as weather permits. Featured dessert: the chocolate-lover’s pie—rich, silky chocolate mousse, whipped cream, and a sweet cookie crust. Breakfast is served daily 7:30–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–9 pm; Saturday and Sunday brunch 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

Galisteo Bistro 227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com

Chef-owned and “made by hand,” featuring eclectic, innovative international cuisine known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Just a short walk to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, hotels, and museums. “I admire a restaurateur who says, Hey, I want to cook the foods I love, like a musician who says, I want to play the music I enjoy. He would have made a great conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday– Sunday 5–9 p m .

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221 Shelby, 505-988-2355 tantiluce.com Tanti Luce 221 features elegant dining combined with a vivacious bar scene, bringing a hint of Greenwich Village to Santa Fe. The Tanti Luce menu includes European cuisine with a Southwestern influence and fine wine, situated in a beautiful 100-year-old adobe hacienda. Inside the 221 Bar you will find new friends, tapas, and an eccentric and fun cocktail list. Like us on Facebook!

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Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca 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 three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe threecourse dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Prix-fixe three-course late night dining, 9–10:30 pm, $20.12. No restrictions. 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, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

India Palace 227 Don Gaspar, 505-986-5859 indiapalace.com

Voted “Best Ethnic Restaurant” in Santa Fe. Located just one block from the Plaza, India Palace specializes in the dynamic, complex cuisine of Northern India using ayurvedic (science of longevity) cooking principles. Homemade cheese, yogurt, ghee, kulfi (pistachio ice cream), and tandoori-fired traditional breads complement the extensive menu, which includes chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Entrées may be ordered mild, medium, or hot. No artificial flavors or MSG. Restaurant entrance is located at Don Gaspar and Water Street, inside the parking lot. Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5–10 pm.

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 28 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 11:00 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.



Señor Geronimo Lopes would be pleased if he knew how famous his 250-year-old hacienda on Canyon Road has become. The landmark adobe is now home to a cuttingedge restaurant—elegant, contemporary—serving the highest-quality, most creative food. Award-winning Executive Chef Eric DiStefano serves up a creative mix of French sauces and techniques with culinary influences of Asia, the Southwest, and his own roots in Italy, blended to bring taste to new levels. Geronimo is New Mexico’s only restaurant with both Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond awards. Dinner seven days a week, beginning at 5:45 pm.

La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com

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Geronimo 724 Canyon, 505-982-1500 geronimorestaurant.com

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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 lafondasantafe.com

Experience Old World Santa Fe while dining at La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza. The menu showcases old favorites with New World twists. Our wine list is award-winning, our service is impeccable, and, according to reviewers, you’ll be dining in the “best of Santa Fe style.” La Plazuela hours: breakfast daily 7–11:30 am; lunch Monday–Friday 11:30 am–2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm; dinner daily 5–10 pm.

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531 or 505-984-7962 innatloretto.com

Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to impress by offering dining experiences by romantic candlelight in the dining room or alfresco on the tree-house-like patio. Executive Pastry Chef Andrea Clover (two-time Chocolate Fantasy Award winner) and her creative desserts are reason alone to visit. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 World’s Best, Gold List award recipient. Breakfast 7–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5–9 pm. Early evening dinner at Cena Pronto, 5–6:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–2 pm.

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

Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home-style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Lunch and dinner Monday–Friday 11 am–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon–10 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested.

The Ranch House 2571 Cristos Road, 505-424-8900

Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the Southside 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 Cristos Road near Kohl’s. Open Tuesday–Sunday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm. Closed on Mondays.

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The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace 505-428-0690 palacesantafe.com This historic classic exudes the elegant character of Santa Fe in its interior but surprises with modern Italian and New American cuisine by Chef Joseph Wrede and a dedicated team of culinary professionals. It’s nice, with a little naughty on the side.

Rancho de Chimayó Santa Fe County Road 98, #300 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com

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’s 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 –9 pm , closed Mondays. Online store is now open!


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featured listing Terra Restaurant at Encantado Resort 198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 encantadoresort.com Terra, the signature restaurant for Encantado, an Auberge Resort, features majestic views of the surrounding mountains and offers an inventive interpretation of American cuisine. Having achieved Wine Spectator’s “Best of” excellence award, Chef Charles Dale’s modern rustic cuisine exemplifies a passion for simple yet refined menus that maintain a connection to regional influences, evident in all of his dishes including his signature boneless beef short ribs with poblano-mushroom mac-n-cheese. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7–11 am; brunch/lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5:30–10 pm.

featured listing Anasazi Restaurant & Bar 113 Washington, 505-988-3030 innoftheanasazi.com New Mexico’s most lauded restaurant and bar celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe, the Forbes four-star hotel, restaurant, and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Come savor the rich, earthy flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. Alfresco dining available spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. Special patio menu offered with full bar and wine menus. Private dining also available upon request.

Rio Chama 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 riochamasteakhouse.com Located just south of the Plaza next to the State Capitol building, Rio Chama has been a favorite for locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Chef Russell Thornton focuses on contemporary American cuisine with Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 900 labels and 28 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of” award from Wine Spectator. It is sure to excite the oenophile in anyone. Rio Chama offers a mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Open daily 11 am–close.

Santacafé 231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the 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.

A Unique Shopping Experience on Santa Fe’s Downtown Plaza Fine Jewelry • Exclusive Clothing Collections Imports • Pottery • Original Native Crafts Unique Gifts & Apparel Casual Dining & Desserts — Historical Tours —


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66–70 E. San Francisco Street and 115 W. Water Street Convenient City Parking Lot @ Water Street Entrance

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Body Balancing Comprehensive therapeutic bodywork Functional manual therapy Customized program addressing physical imbalances Chronic pain – Structural alignment Corrective injury – Preventive health care Cor Identifying core issues

For the most complete, up-to-date calendar of events in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, visit santafean.com

June June 2–3 Spring Festival and Children’s Fair. Sheep-shearing, bread-baking, and hands-on children’s activities. 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 505-471-2261, golondrinas.org. June 4 Eldorado Area Gardening Tour. A selfguided tour of seven private residential gardens, as well as the Eldorado School Community Garden and Outdoor Classroom. 10 am, meet at La Tienda, 7 Caliente, latiendaeldorado.com.

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June 6–9 Santa Fe Marimba Festival. A musical and educational four-day celebration of marimba with daily workshops and concerts at various venues in Santa Fe. 505-982-9780, santafemarimbafestival.org.

(505) 913-9761 maurojaramillo.com

June 7–10 Thirsty Ear Music Festival. Santa Fe’s premier roots-music event, now in its 13th year. Various venues, 918-289-0482, thirstyearfestival.com.

LMT (#2969) – RMTI (#S-0243) CPT – OPM O.A.T.H.

June 13 Music on the Hill. St. John’s hosts a free concert series on their athletic fields every Wednesday evening (excluding July 4). Through July 25, 6–8 pm, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 505-984-6199, stjohnscollege.edu/ events/SF.

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

open nightly for lite dining and spirits

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June 15–16 Buckaroo Ball. Concerts, a ball, auctions, and a barn dance to benefit at-risk youth. Santa Fe Railyard, 505-988-9715, buckarooball.com. June 15–17 Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Festival. Works from more than 200 national and local artists at the 34th annual arts and crafts show. Santa Fe Plaza, 505-988-7621, challengenewmexico.com. June 15–17 Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Annual Meeting and Conference. Speakers, workshops, genealogy experts, and networking for seasoned genealogists or beginners. The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N St Francis, 719-553-7397, gsha.net. June 20–23 Rodeo de Santa Fe. Rodeo professionals compete and perform in this 62nd annual event. Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo, 505-471-4300, rodeodesantafe.org.


June 29 Santa Fe Opera. This season’s selections include Tosca, The Pearl Fishers, Maometto II, King Roger, and Arabella. Through August 25, Highway 84/285 (exit 168), 505-986-5900, 800-280-4654, santafeopera.org.

July July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza. Santa Fe’s annual Fourth of July celebration includes pancakes, a vintage car show, entertainment, and an arts and crafts show. 7 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, 505-984-9922, pancakesontheplaza.com. July 5 Santa Fe Bandstand. Free outdoor concerts Monday–Thursday at 6 pm and Mondays and Wednesdays at noon. Through August 16, Santa Fe Plaza, 505-986-6054, santafebandstand.org. July 7–8 Santa Fe Wine Festival. A festival celebrating New Mexico wines with music and arts and crafts. 12–6 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 505-471-2261, santafewinefestival.com. July 13–15 International Folk Art Festival. Arts and crafts by 150 artists from nearly 50 countries. Museum Hill’s Milner Plaza, 505-992-7600, folkartmarket.org. July 13–29 New Mexico Jazz Festival. Jazz performances at various venues in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. 505-268-0044, newmexicojazzfestival.org. July 21–22 ¡Viva Mexico! Celebration. A celebration of Mexico’s culture, cuisine, and crafts. 10 am–5 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 505-471-2261, golondrinas.org. July 27–29 Spanish Market. Spanish Colonial arts and crafts, food, and live music. Santa Fe Plaza, 505-982-2226, spanishcolonialblog.org.

Taos June 1 Taos Portraits Book Release and Exhibit Reception. A simultaneous book release and exhibition opening to celebrate more than 50 Taos characters that appear in Paul O’Connor’s photographs. 5–6 pm, Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, 575-758-2462, millicentrogers.org. June 15 Millicent Rogers and Her Circle. Objects from Millicent Rogers’s social circle tell stories of her life, as well as the lives of Mabel Dodge Lujan, Dorothy Brett, and Martha Reed, among others. Through September 9, Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, 575-758-2462, millicentrogers.org. June 15 Cultural Threads—Nellie Dunton and the Colcha Revival in New Mexico. A display of colcha designs by Nellie Dunton, as well as colchas from the museum’s collection. Through January 6, 2013, Hacienda de los Martinez, 708 Hacienda Way, 575-758-1000, taoshistorymuseums.org. June 24 San Juan Feast Day. Traditional corn dance and sunrise mass. Taos Pueblo Plaza, 575-758-1028, taospueblo.com. June 30–July 1 Taos Solar Music Festival. Lyle Lovett, Los Lobos, and the Del McCoury Band perform Saturday; Michael Franti and Spearhead, Sonny Landreth, and Mat Kearney join on Sunday. Kit Carson Memorial Park, 575-758-9191, solarmusicfest.com. July 6 Bea Mandelman: Collage and Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints. Mandelman’s collage work and social realist prints are displayed in conjunction with the centennial of her birth. Through October, Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux, 575-758-9826, harwoodmuseum.org.

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NEW MEXICO J A Z Z F E S T I VA L J U LY 1 3 – 2 9 , 2 0 1 2 Albuquerque & Santa Fe



Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread J ULY 1 9 LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Allen Toussaint J ULY 22 LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER


Dianne Reeves & NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan J ULY 27 LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Kurt Elling & NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks J ULY 28 LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Abiquiú Lake photograph by Sergio Salvador

Cool off this summer at Abiquiú Lake. Getting to the sparkling, 5,200acre reservoir, formed where the Abiquiú Dam breaks the flow of the Rio Chama, is a pleasure in itself—from Santa Fe, it’s a one-hour drive through the sandstone cliffs of Georgia O’Keeffe Country. Get Out On the Water: Swim, canoe, sail, kite surf, or water ski; you can even fish for bass and walleye. Most equipment outfitters are located in Santa Fe and Taos, but Bode’s General Store, near the lake on Highway 84, is convenient for gas, fishing licenses, picnic supplies, boat safety products, and live bait. Legendary Surroundings: South of Abiquiú Lake, you’ll see Cerro Pedernal, a flat-topped mountain made famous by a number of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings. O’Keeffe’s Abiquiú home (where she spent her winters) and Ghost Ranch property (where she spent her summers, on the grounds of Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center) are close by and offer regular tours. Getting There: From Santa Fe, travel north on Highway 84/285. After 32 miles, continue on Highway 84 West for 14 miles. Pass Bode’s and turn left on NM 96. The lake will be on your right. For More Information: Visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Albuquerque website, spa.usace.army.mil, or call their Abiquiú Lake Office (505-685-4371).



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K imo Minton

Intaglio Rhapsody

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“ INTERPLAY ” July 27 - August 23, 2012 Opening Reception with the Artist 5 pm, Friday, July 27th


418 Canyon Road • Santa Fe, NM • gaug ygaller y.com • 505-984-2800

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Santa Fean Magazine June-July 2012 Part 2  

This is Part 2 of our 2012 Art Issue.

Santa Fean Magazine June-July 2012 Part 2  

This is Part 2 of our 2012 Art Issue.

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