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R I M I Y A N G and S H E L L E Y M U Z Y L O W S K I A L L E N The Year of the Horse, July 4 – 19, 2014 in Santa Fe Artists’ Reception: Friday, July 4th, 5 – 7 pm

Rimi Yang Chief Under the Sun Oil on canvas 60" h x 60" w

Shelley Muzylowski Allen Turquoise Days Blown and engraved glass, horse hair, leather, steel, and glacier green quartz 21" h x 23" w x 6.5" d

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Tansey Contemporary offers a unique selection of high quality contemporary art across a variety of media, with special emphasis on exceptional execution. Our 2014 program includes both long term gallery artists as well as new additions and thought provoking group exhibitions throughout the year. Visit www.tanseycontemporary.com and click on “show schedule” for specific events and dates.

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36 Art Issue 2014

Santa Fean’s roundup of artists you need to know

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Publisher’s Note

30 City Different Make Music Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Art Trifecta, a weekly reading group devoted to James Joyce, and more 32 Santa Favorites Concho belts

34 Performing Arts Two renowned local dance troupes join forces 51 Art Profiles of Pascal, Edwina Milner, and Paul Sarkisian; the first annual Sculpt Santa Fe; remembering Robert Daughters; and gallery previews 65 Downtown A special magazine supplement focused exclusively on downtown Santa Fe 104 Locals We Love Amy Stein, Breaking Bad’s portrait artist

121 Dining Shake Foundation, Santacafé, and Epazote on the Hillside 126 Events June and July happenings 128 Day Trip Mabel Dodge Luhan House


Shiprock Santa Fe is known for its collection of historic concho belts.


107 Living An Eastside renovation bursts with character, an interior design star’s latest endeavor, and Mediterránia celebrates its 20th anniversary





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ON THE COVER Edwina Milner, Blast Off, gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 30". Milner’s show Golden Paths runs at New Concept Gallery June 12–July 7. See page 54 for more info.

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In Santa Fean magazine, you can always count on seeing lots of art, but never more so than in our annual Art Issue. As I consider the enormous wealth and variety of art in this community, I’m struck by the question, “Where does it all come from?” Recently I had the opportunity to visit several artists in their studios. Should you ever get this same opportunity, I strongly recommend you take it and enjoy the window into where and how these creative minds work. By and large, most artist studios are a little bit messy with pieces of inspiration pinned on the walls, taped to easels, and covering most horizontal spaces. It strikes me that this messy assemblage of inspiration is a metaphor for our minds. I believe that the creative process is a series of building blocks. Once an artist creates a piece of art, their mind races while contemplating how best to take that idea to another level. This could involve simplifying, refining, or adding to their process so that their next piece evolves from the lessons they learned while making their previous one. And on it goes: One piece of art begets another. When watching an artist in their studio, this process is easy to identify. I’m amused by how artists are always craving another tool, another kind of canvas, or another process that will enable them to take their next piece to an even higher level. What drives this craving is an inner voice telling them to create and find new levels of satisfaction. The beauty of life is that we’re all born with an inner voice pushing us to individual levels of creativity, whether in our careers, hobbies, or relationships. One of the great joys of living in Santa Fe is that the city’s tranquil setting affords room in our minds to hear that inner voice. And just maybe that’s why our art here is evolved and evocative. Inner voices can be heard other places as well. Like an artist in their studio, we have to filter the noise in our heads in order to hear our own inner voice. With that, our creative souls can soar.





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“Only in Santa Fe can you stand in the middle of the Plaza and find world-class art, jewelry, collectibles, fashion, and fine dining within four blocks in any direction. And while you’re walking, you’re surrounded by centuries of history, as Santa Fe is the oldest capital in the United States.” —Valerie Fairchild, owner, Fairchild & Co.

“Downtown Santa Fe is an experience not to be missed. Surrounding the Plaza, Downtown offers beauty, history, museums, fine art galleries, music and entertainment, lodging, and dining—all within a few short blocks. A stroll through historic Downtown is both exhilarating and enlightening. From early morning until late evening, there’s always something wonderful to experience. Downtown Santa Fe is the heart of Santa Fe.” —Judy Wade, owner, Joe Wade Fine Art


June 27th through August 27th ~ 2014

some of the participating artists: Carlos Barahona Possollo Daniel Barkley Francisco Benitez Michael Bergt Christyl Boger Alice Leora Briggs Peter Cox Marc Dennis Phillip Dvorak Steve Huston Adam Miller Kathleen Morris Peter Muehlhausser Teresa Oaxaca Colin Poole Lee Price Wade Reynolds Scherer & Ouporov Daniel Sprick Cia Thorne Kent Williams Pamela Wilson

Lee Price, Hot Chocolate, oil on linen, 64 x 40

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music This summer, Santa Fe is one of more than 400 cities uniting for a worldwide music party. On June 21, the Santa Fe Music Alliance hosts Make Music Santa Fe in the Railyard as part of a global initiative that sees concerts performed simultaneously on the summer solstice. “Santa Fe is a perfect city for Make Music International,” says SFMA president and musician John Widell (aka Johny Broomdust). “With an art-andculture scene that rivals cities 100 times its size, Santa Fe is host to thousands of visitors from all over the world.” Adds SFMA Vice President Busy McCarroll: “A music event of this kind magnifies the collective creative energy that is universally felt when live music happens simultaneously on a global level because it’s supported on a local level.” The concert is free and open to the public. Chicano rock band Lumbre Del Sol, alt-country group Hot Honey, BUSY & The Crazy 88, and guitarist Anthony Leon are among the performers. “The world knows of Santa Fe as a major arts community, but I don’t think it’s known that we have just as strong of a music scene here as well,” says McCarroll. That may be changing. The party starts at 4 pm.—Phil Parker

Sita Devi Karna, who’s affiliated with Nepal’s Janakpur Women’s Development Center, attends Santa Fe’s folk art market.



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triple play art events Art lovers have dates to save in July, when three blockbuster events are held over 10 days, creating what’s known as the Santa Fe Art Trifecta. From July 10 through July 13, the International Folk Art Market (folkartalliance.org) brings Museum Hill to life like no other event. More than 150 talented artists from 60 countries sell signature hand-crafted pieces. Many of the artists come from troubled third-world communities, and their sales at the market make a major difference to their families, villages, and art collectives. Also from July 10 through July 13, ART Santa Fe (artsantafe.com) fills the Santa Fe Community Convention Center downtown with eye-popping contemporary and modern works by artists from around the world. This year’s keynote speaker is James Meyer, associate curator of modern art at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. The following week, from July 17 through July 19, SITE Santa Fe, in the Railyard district, presents SITELines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes, (sitesantafe .org/site-lines) during which 45 artists from throughout the Americas—from Nunavut in northernmost Canada to Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost end of South America—present their can’t-miss works.—PP

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Adam Harvey, host of the weekly reading group JoyceGroup Santa Fe, performs in his one-man show Don't Panic: It's Only Finnegans Wake.

festive summer fun F E STI VA LS Santa Fe is known for its great summer festivals. Kicking things off, Music on the Hill at St. John’s College (stjohnscollege.edu) begins its free concert series on June 11, offering performances most Wednesday nights through July and featuring artists like jazz pianist Bert Dalton and jazz vocalist Annie Sellick. The 58th season of the Santa Fe Opera (santafeopera.org) runs from June 27 through August 23 and includes Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and Beethoven’s Fidelio, among other works. On July 20, both the ninth annual New Mexico Jazz Festival (newmexicojazzfestival.org) and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (santafechambermusic.com), now in its 42nd season, get under way, holding concerts through July 26 and August 25, respectively. (NMJF has additional concert dates in Albuquerque.) And on July 26 and July 27, Spanish Market (spanishcolonialblog.org), the largest juried Spanish art festival in the country, takes over the Plaza to celebrate its 63rd year.—PP


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For the last 16 years, Adam Harvey has been hosting a weekly reading group devoted to the works of the great Irish writer James Joyce (1882–1941). The group, which meets every Saturday at the Santa Fe Public Library from 10 am to 12:30 pm and encourages anyone who’s curious to drop by, has covered all of Joyce’s major works over the years but currently splits its time between the novels Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). And while an interest in Joyce is helpful when attending the meetings, advanced-level awareness of the author’s work isn’t required. “Everybody’s knowledge, no matter how specialized or obscure, is invariably brought to bear during discussion,� Harvey says. “Active and inquisitive participation from ‘beginners’ has always been an essential part of the group’s success.� Harvey first read Joyce (very briefly) in high school but didn’t become intimate with the writer’s work until a few years after graduating from college, when he relocated to Santa Fe following “an unsuccessful year-and-a-half looking for professional acting work� in Chicago, he says. “[I] started in on Finnegans Wake in the fall of ’93 with the idea of building a performance art repertoire culled from its pages. I did this mostly because it was something no other actor had attempted before, and yes, it was ridiculously ambitious of me. After all, Finnegans Wake primarily distinguishes itself by being the (reputedly) most difficult book ever written.� Having indeed built that performance art repertoire over the years, today Harvey is renowned for his riveting and utterly jaw-dropping performance in the one-man show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake, in which he brings a number of sections of the strikingly complex text (displayed on a screen behind him) to life. Harvey has committed more than 100 pages of Finnegans Wake to memory (in addition to parts of Ulysses), and he’s been performing the text for audiences around the world since 2001. He was recently selected to perform Don’t Panic at the prestigious International Fringe Festival in New York City this August, and he’ll be holding preview performances this summer here in Santa Fe. For more information on where to see the previews and on attending JoyceGroup Santa Fe, contact Harvey at joycegeek@gmail.com.—Amy Hegarty l i t erat u re




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Kingman turquoise concho belts at Rocki Gorman can be their natural color or dyed purple.

An Arizona blue turquoise concho belt at Manitou Galleries

The history of concho belts is one laced with ambiguity. Many people agree that it can be divided into three phases, each with characteristics that may or may not have corresponded with those of the time period in which they originated. Notable features from the first phase (ca. 1870–1900) include simple conchos with leather threaded through openings cut into the silver and small, plain buckles resembling those from a horse’s bridle. During the second phase (ca. 1900– 1950), soldered loops were attached to the backs of conchos, more ornate buckles were created, and stones like turquoise and coral were incorporated into the designs. It was in the third phase (ca. 1950–today) that artists began hallmarking their work, using machine-cut silver, and expanding their aesthetics. Zac Cox, who works with his mother and grandmother at Rainbow Man (rainbowman.com), stresses that there are “no written rules” for conchos (which were traditionally made by the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni) and notes that, over time, designs began to morph due to availability of materials and preferences in style. Rainbow Man specializes in old belts, but it also carries pieces by current artists. Regardless of which time period and phase a belt is from, Cox says that the most important factor is quality. Always ask, Is it handmade? Is that natural stone? Can I have a certificate of authenticity? According to Jamie Way, director of Shiprock Santa Fe (shiprocksantafe .com), which is owned by fifth-generation Native art dealer Jed Foutz, most Navajos silversmiths were blacksmiths who began to work in silver under the influence of the Spanish. There is no consensus about the origin of the term concho, but the word, which most likely shares its linguistic roots with the conch shell, tends to refer to something round or ovoid. Shiprock sells historic concho belts, most notably those predating the 1940s, as well as work by living artists who revive early styles and traditions. Rocki Gorman (rockigorman.com) carries conchos exclusively of her own design. The concho belt case at Rainbow Man has belts that date to the late 1890s.

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creative collaboration As pe n Sa n t a Fe B a llet a nd Jua n Siddi Fla me nco Sa nt a Fe join f orce s by Eve Tolpa Santa Fe’s thriving dance scene has recently become even more robust, as two of the city’s world-class companies—Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) and Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe (JSFSF)—have agreed to join forces. The organizations “have been friends for many years,” says ASFB Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty. “Juan uses our studio for teaching and rehearsing, so there’s an organic synergy. It makes sense that in a small [city] like Santa Fe, artistic organizations band together and share resources.” The timing of the merger is right for both parties. ASFB, now in its 18th season, is “at a stage where we’ve acquired a lot of experience, knowledge, audience base, and reputation nationwide,” Malaty notes. JSFSF is 6 years old and poised to reap the benefits of its new partner’s experience. Among those benefits is ASFB’s relationship with The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe as well as other venues worldwide. “Juan has a huge following,” Malaty says. “[The company is] going to introduce flamenco to the Aspen audiences.”

A performance by Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe dancers

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancers perform Nicolo Fonte’s The Heart(s)pace and (at right) Alejandro Cerrudo’s Last.


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“There are no two such different companies working under one umbrella. We want to explore that new model,” says ASFB’s Jean-Philippe Malaty.

Dan Ostermiller Juan Siddi performs a flamenco routine. His company’s merger with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will enable him to focus more on dancing, he says.


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Artistically, the organizations have a handful of things in common: Both perform works by living choreographers and introduce contemporary elements into classic art forms. Flamenco is seldom encountered in its natural habitat, so to speak, and there is, Malaty says, a difference between “doing flamenco in a cave at a gypsy wedding” and giving a theatrical performance. Part of Siddi’s prowess, he says, is in “translating a rigorous art form for people with varying tastes and exposure levels.” Siddi, who was born in Germany to a Spanish mother and Italian father, came to Santa Fe in 2002 to dance with Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco. The merger, he says, has given him “freedom to focus more on dancing and choreography” rather than administrative support, which is now being handled by the ASFB team. Flamenco is not just a dance form but also a style of music, and, Siddi says, “that [element] is evolving as well.” In addition to percussion and guitar, the company is incorporating piano and cello into its accompaniment. “It’s a different flavor,” he says, “similar to the blues.” Earlier this year, JSFSF’s ensemble dancers, all full-time professionals, spent time training in Spain. Siddi also plans to bring three flamenco singers from Spain into the company. An adaptable, innovative, and ever-evolving art form with influences that span the globe, flamenco is at its heart about collaboration. So it’s not surprising that JSFSF would be open to what is actually a pretty unusual business arrangement. As Malaty notes, “There are no two such different companies working under one umbrella. We want to explore that new model.”

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With thousands of prominent artists showing their work in Santa Fe’s 200-plus galleries, it’s hard to single out just a few dozen to spotlight in our annual Art Issue—but we’ve done it anyway. On the following pages you’ll find a selection of great talents (from around the city, state, country, and world) whose work you should make a point to seek out along Canyon Road, in the Railyard district, or downtown.

Bill Weaver, Banded Napkin, bronze, 17 x 17 x 17"



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Phyllis Kapp A mainstay in Santa Fe’s artistic community for decades, Phyllis Kapp remains enamored with Northern New Mexico’s magical landscape. “Ghost Ranch continues to be a place of wonder to me,” says Kapp, who’s created dozens of paintings inspired by the area. “The cliffs and colors that show the millions and millions of years of the evolution of the earth are a passion of mine.” Kapp’s vivid and dream-like watercolor paintings—shown at Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden (which she founded in 1985)—are an expression of joy, her feelings about colors, and an intense love of life.—Emily Van Cleve Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, waxlander.com Phyllis Kapp, A Dream in My Heart, watercolor on paper, 27 x 27"

Bill Weaver The newest addition to GF Contemporary is a longtime member of Santa Fe’s sculpture scene. Forging at Shidoni Foundry since 1975, Bill Weaver managed production there from 1988 to 1995. However, it’s in his home studio that he cuts, hammers, welds, and anneals his geometric metal creations. His well-honed technique fashions an appearance of softness that belies the material’s true consistency. With titles to match, his works take on the appearance of paper bags, crumpled napkins, or quilts. “What’s become most important to me in a piece of art is character,” Weaver says. “Line, form, and color are important elements, but without character art is nothing but decoration. . . . Decoration enhances space but fine art commands it. I think depth of character is the commanding element.”—Ashley M. Biggers GF Contemporary, gfcontemporary.com

Robert Burt, Small Mountain Village, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

Robert Burt

Painter Robert Burt, who lives in Santa Fe and once owned galleries in Upstate New York and North Carolina, used to love working with pastels but switched to acrylics 15 years ago so that he could paint larger works without needing glass, mats, and frames. Through his use of warm acrylic colors, Burt, who shows locally at Barbara Meikle Fine Art, conveys a deep sense of peace found in rural communities throughout New Mexico and Latin America, particularly in his depictions of quiet country roads lined with sun-drenched adobes. “At first my paintings appear to be simple, but knowing what to leave out of a painting can be as important as knowing what to put in,” he says.—EVC Barbara Meikle Fine Art, horseart.us 37

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Timothy Horn

David Unger, My Beloved, bronze, 10 x 9 x 28"

David Unger The dynamic, fluid figures David Unger sculpts transcend the seemingly static medium of clay cast in bronze. “I’ve always liked using my hands,” Unger says. “You can feel the energy of what you’re doing. When working with a tool, I don’t feel like I’m imparting what I’m feeling in my body into the piece.” Unger hits his stride portraying two figures interacting, where a head tilt conveys emotion and narrative. The Tucson-based artist exhibits at galleries in Arizona and Maine in addition to Santa Fe’s Bill Hester Fine Art, where his solo show, Storyteller, runs July 4–July 31.—AMB Bill Hester Fine Art billhesterfineart.com Polly Whitcomb, Misty, found metal and clay on wood panel, 32 x 21" 38

Timothy Horn, Times Are Changing, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"


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Timothy Horn’s studied hand transforms commonplace scenes—a derelict sedan, a cowgirl at a clothesline, a lonely country road—into vibrant snapshots of life in the West. “I never tire of the challenge of trying to capture the light and shadow in a scene,” Horn says. “How strong sunlight affects colors and what happens to them in shadow is something many people never think about, but for me, it’s pretty much all I think about.” His plein air oil works can be seen in galleries in Florida and his adopted state of California as well as in Greenberg Fine Art on Canyon Road.—AMB Greenberg Fine Art, greenbergfineart.com

Jane DeDecker, Three Graces, bronze, 52 x 43 x 18"

Jane DeDecker Since beginning her career as an artist in 1988, Jane DeDecker has created more than 250 limitededition original sculptures and nearly 200 commissioned public works. Frequently inspired by family (DeDecker is one of 10 siblings) and her Iowa-farm upbringing, the artist often features women and children in her life-like (and at times life-sized) figures. “I’ve always been tied to nature and nurturing,” she says. “I hope the pieces jostle a memory [in the viewer] and that they move beyond the studio to become part of someone’s narrative.” DeDecker’s recent pieces are reworked “old favorites,” some of which incorporate glass, a new material for the artist.—AMB McLarry Modern, mclarrymodern.com

Polly Whitcomb Although Polly Whitcomb now lives in Springfield, Vermont, the mixed-media artist began the newest thrust of her 35-year-long career in New Mexico. On rambles through Ribera, Whitcomb collected found objects and started incorporating them into earth-hued stoneware clay wall hangings. “I love what happens to things as they weather and age,” she says of the rusted cans, farm machinery, and piano parts featured in her work. “They get a beautiful look to them. I tend to like them better then than in their shiny phase.” Whitcomb’s pieces are on view in Fredericksburg, Texas, as well as at Patina Gallery in downtown Santa Fe.—AMB Patina Gallery, patina-gallery.com

Nancy Callan

Ronald Davis, Lavender-Blue Slabette, cel-vinyl acrylic on canvas, 17 x 23"

Glass artist Nancy Callan is fascinated by the tradition of her medium—not to mention its “sexy” fluidity, its fastpaced intensity, and the high level of skill it demands. The witty and playful subject matter of her sculptural work, which can be seen at Blue Rain Gallery, embodies a paradox. “If you tried to spin one of my glass tops, of course it would be a disaster,” Callan says. “I also love the irony of making a snowman out of hot black glass. As a kid, I loved playing outside in the cold and snow. Now, as an adult, I love playing in the hot shop with the furnace blasting and the heat pumping out.”—Eve Tolpa Blue Rain Gallery, blueraingallery.com

Ronald Davis Ronald Davis’s long artistic journey began at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1960s and quickly leapt into a geometric, optically inspired realm. Over the decades his widely exhibited and collected work has morphed continuously through a series of materials, including acrylic on canvas, polyester resin and fiberglass, PVC plastic, and pixel dust on aluminum, designed with the aid of 3-D digital software. Yet Davis’s work always reflects a mastery of color, geometry, and visual space. “I can’t say that I haven’t been influenced by minimalism,” the artist has said. “But the emptiness of classical minimalism was not enough. I had to include beauty.” Davis is represented by Charlotte Jackson Fine Art in Santa Fe.—Gussie Fauntleroy Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, charlottejackson.com

Van Chu When Van Chu began his career in photography, he was well aware of the artistic tradition that came before him—one of landscapes and portraits, primarily—and he wanted “to surprise people.” He’s done just that by using film to capture the ethereal images created when acrylic paint is poured into water. That the resulting pieces are reminiscent of Chinese ink paintings is no coincidence: Before coming to the United States 12 years ago for college, Chu, whose work can be seen at VERVE Gallery of Photography, lived in his native Vietnam, which was dominated for centuries by China. Chu feels an affinity toward Chinese culture and sees his work as a “bridge between modern and traditional.” His photographs, along with those of Cy DeCosse, are featured in a show at VERVE through June 21.—ET VERVE Gallery of Photography, vervegallery.com

Nancy Callan, Icicle, blown glass, 24 x 14 x 9"

Van Chu, Water 4, archival pigment ink, 23 x 50"

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Michelle Chrisman Painter Michelle Chrisman has a special kind of vision we could all use on rainy days. “When I look at a cliff in shadow, I see the purples and blues and deep oranges that make up that cliff in shadow,” she says. “I don’t see gray. I think that’s why I’m considered a colorist rather than a tonalist.” Chrisman’s rose-colored-glasses approach to landscape is grounded in the light theories espoused by Monet, although she wields the vivid hues of the Fauves. Her father was a sculptor (an obvious influence), but she builds rather than carves, layering geology in cake-frosting-thick palette-knife strokes. The results are blithely expressive, warm, and resonant. Her work can be seen at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art in Taos.—Barbara Tyner Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, wnightingale.com

Michelle Chrisman, Apple Blossom Hill, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"

Mark White Anyone who’s ever walked down Canyon Road past Mark White’s eponymous gallery will have undoubtedly noticed his kinetic outdoor sculptures, with their mesmerizing mottled patinas and counter-revolving pieces. In addition to being a sculptor, White, who hails from Illinois and studied sociology and art, is also a painter. He says the commonality in his work is the fourth dimension—what he defines as “movement: real and implied.” In addition, “there seems to be an ongoing dialectic between the world I see as sculpted and the world I see as painted,” he notes. “In my Reflection series of paintings, I’m fascinated by the surface of water that is both transparent and reflective [as well as] constantly in motion.” From June 6 to June 30, White’s work will be on display in his solo exhibition Reflective Moments.—ET Mark White Fine Art, markwhitefineart.com 40


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Mark White, Iris, stainless steel with patina, 20 x 21"

Tim Althauser, Ungrounded, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

Tim Althauser Tim Althauser has a distinctive twist on the traditional landscape painting. Instead of standing at a distance, the artist paints incredibly realistic Aspen trees from directly below—“painting from my heart looking up,” he says. A former logger, Althauser’s life dramatically changed years ago when he suffered a brain hemorrhage at 38. With the encouragement of his wife, Althauser, who shows his work at The William&Joseph Gallery on Canyon Road, decided to pursue painting professionally. He continues to breathe wonderment into his work today, and at times his Aspen branches and leaves stretch so high, they appear celestial.—Hannah Hoel The William&Joseph Gallery, thewilliamandjosephgallery.com

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Gerald Balciar is one of the West’s premier bronze artists, whose realistic animal representations offer hints of whimsy. “I know nature is what it is,” Balciar says, “but I still choose to portray the more gentle side of [it].” The only predator-andprey piece he ever did featured a bald eagle catching a fish; otherwise, the artist prefers sculpting cuddling grizzlies and haughty boars. Balciar is associated with several prestigious groups and has received many honors, including the Prix de West Purchase Award in 1985. Galleries across the West show his work, including Sorrel Sky Gallery, which is opening in Santa Fe this summer.—HH Sorrel Sky Gallery, sorrelsky.com

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Holly Roberts Holly Roberts, Long Horse, mixed media on panel, 10 x 8"

Daniel Martin Diaz, Epitome, graphite on paper, 9 x 11"

Corrales-based mixed-media artist Holly Roberts explores the interaction between paint and photography, and the results are surreal, with animals and humans taking on unexpected roles in unusual circumstances. For Roberts, whose show A Day in the Life is on view at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art through June 21, each medium plays a different role in the creative process. “Photography allows me to react to the world outside myself—what I see and what fascinates me visually,” she says, noting that she appreciates the ease that digital technology brings to the photographic process. Still, paint remains her first love. “Paint records me. If I were deserted on a island, I would want food, water, and paint.”—ET Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, zanebennettgallery.com

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Daniel Martin Diaz Whether forming public works, as he’s done for several cities in his home state of Arizona, or exploring in drawings the intersection of science and the soul, Daniel Martin Diaz’s work is simultaneously spiritual and introspective. Inspired by devotional folk-art, the artist, who has pieces in the permanent collections of nine museums nationwide, kneads the boundary between old and new, occasionally employing ancient artistic techniques such as egg tempura. “[It] not only has fine technical qualities, it has a deep metaphysical meaning that resonates with me on a deep level,” Diaz says. “The basis of egg tempura is the yolk, which is life, and painting with life inspires many possibilities.”—AMB POP Gallery, popsantafe.com 42


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Sculptor Les Perhacs works in various mediums to create pieces in disparate genres, but what remains a constant is the overriding intention guiding his art: motion and emotion. “As I find no difference in my approach to realism or abstraction, the same holds true with my choice of materials,” he says, noting that it’s the latter that defines the parameters of any given piece, whether it’s the broad possibilities inherent in metal or the relative restriction of stone. Either way, Perhacs, who shows at the Gerald Peters Gallery, says that “the focus of my work is the relationship of elements. For me, the language is the same.”—ET Gerald Peters Gallery, gpgallery.com

Les Perhacs, Steller’s Jay 8.0, dumortierite with black granite base, 6 x 8 x 5"

Kent Williams For contemporary figurative painter Kent Williams, “the tactile qualities of the painted surface, the mark-making itself, plays as big a role in the resonance of a work” as its narrative aspects. And his bold compositions definitely convey some semblance of a story—albeit one that seems to come in from the side rather than straight on—conjuring the dream logic of reorganized time and requiring the viewer to “take part in the construction of the meaning.” Drawing is integral to Williams’s process, both as a means and as an end. “It’s through passion for drawing, or my struggle to interpret with honest effort, that my personal language is revealed,” he says. Williams’s work can be seen at EVOKE Contemporary in the Railyard district.—ET EVOKE Contemporary, evokecontemporary.com

Kent Williams, In Sleep, oil on linen, 58 x 58"

William Hook Landscape painter William Hook was probably destined to become an artist, coming as he did from an art-infused extended family that includes Italian painters, an art historian, an early 20th-century female architect, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Willa Cather. A strong art education at several respected institutions in the United States and Italy honed his innate talent, and for the past four decades Hook has found endless inspiration in the vast landscape of the American West. “I’ve painted all over the United States and Europe and continue to find New Mexico at the center of my work,” he has said. Hook is represented in Santa Fe by Meyer Gallery, where his solo exhibition Distant Lands Close Up runs August 8–August 14.—GF Meyer Gallery, meyergalleries.com

Karen Whitmore, Gazer, oil on canvas, 16 x 16"

Karen Whitmore For three years Tennessee native and current Santa Fe resident Karen Whitmore expressed her love for animals by caring for them as a veterinary technician. Today she communicates their spirit and energy through portraits in oil, which can be seen at the Brad Smith Gallery on Canyon Road. Whitmore’s style is impressionistic; brushstrokes move quickly and spontaneously. “The moment a person meets an animal, any animal, eye to eye for the first time, there’s a connection,” she says. “We humans are sized and measured in that moment also. Are we friend or foe? Are we kind or are we food? Every being is curious. I strive to capture that moment.”—EVC Brad Smith Gallery, bradsmithgallery.com William Hook, Streaking Aspen, acrylic on canvas board, 12 x 12"

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Margarete Bagshaw, Circles Dancing in 4/Ever Time, oil on Belgian linen, 60 x 40"

Margarete Bagshaw

Katherine Poeppel and Richard Moiel Katherine Poeppel and Richard Moiel’s journey as glass artists started when they were collectors. Curious and hungry to understand the creative process, the duo, who show locally at Wade Wilson Art, took classes, set up their own glassblowing studio in Houston, and made their first basket forms in 1999. “The patterns and textures came from layering glass powders and color wraps, creating a loose impression of weaving,” they say. Wanting to add more variety to their work, Poeppel and Moiel introduced diagonal, double twill patterns found in the river cane basketry of southeastern Native American crafts. “Glass,” the artists note, “adds a dynamic element to the patterns.”—EVC Wade Wilson Art, wadewilsonart.com

Clearly in the prime of her creative life, Margarete Bagshaw paints big. And bigger. Gazing at a 2 x 3’ canvas from her recent past, she shakes her head. “I can’t go back there,” she says. Her latest work is a 12 x 7’ piece—an oil painting that found a buyer even before its concept took form. Consider Bagshaw’s DNA: She’s the daughter of Helen Hardin and the granddaughter of Pablita Velarde, two of the most important painters in the history of Native arts. But Bagshaw’s Santa Fe–based work dances down a defiantly modernist path, unique to her alone. “Spatial composition with an essence of spirituality” kick-starts her definition. From there, a limitless palette offers itself to a wonderland of abstract dreams conjured into life—a kaleidoscope of katsinas, mermaids, dinosaurs, and more. You can’t just look. You must listen.—Kate Nelson Golden Dawn Gallery, goldendawngallery.com

Katherine Poeppel and Richard Moiel, Basket B08.12.11, glass, blown glass, murrine, cane roll up, 7 x 8 x 8"

Fatima Ronquillo, Young Woman with Cupid, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

Fatima Ronquillo Fatima Ronquillo is enamored with what she calls “the earnestness of colonial folk art.” The Philippines-born, Texas-raised artist, who shows at Meyer East Gallery on Canyon Road, taught herself to paint by copying old paintings and drawings, and she explains that “looking for prototypes or ideas from the art of the past” is integral to her creative process. But symbolism and humor also play an evolving role in her work. “I view my paintings more as portraits of emotions or ideas rather than [of] any particular person. I want to paint stuff about love and hopefulness and also the occasional heartache,” Ronquillo says. “I am a secret romantic.”—ET Meyer East Gallery, meyereastgallery.com 44


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Jennifer Davenport The visual ports of entry into Jennifer Davenport’s abstract acrylic paintings are diverse yet delicately balanced: rhythm and movement, opacity and translucency, color, texture, and fluid form. Davenport obtained a strong academic art foundation in a variety of mediums at Allegheny College, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University, and she further honed her vision and skills through master workshops with acclaimed contemporary artists, including Joe Zirker and Ruth Horsting. Over the years, Davenport shifted from monotype to painting and moved through a series of phases before settling into her current approach, with its balancing essence of softness and strength. From July 25 through August 6, her work will be shown alongside paintings by John Axton in a show called Into Tomorrow at Ventana Fine Art on Canyon Road.—GF Ventana Fine Art, ventanafineart.com

Jennifer Davenport, Morning Star, mixed media, 48 x 48"

Karen Bexfield, La Media Luna Roja, kiln-formed glass and concrete, 17 x 17 x 4"

Karen Bexfield Working as a glass artist and as a manual physical therapist, Albuquerque resident Karen Bexfield relishes the cerebral, intuitive, and tactile aspects of both professions. Bexfield, who shows at Winterowd Fine Art on Canyon Road, was drawn to experimenting with kiln-formed glass in 2003, and since then she’s been creating delicate sculptures inspired by organic forms that showcase the relationships between positive and negative space, and between light and shadow. “Presently I’m exploring the limits of glass movement by subtly influencing the variables of mass, heat, and time,” she says. “Within me my artwork evokes a sense of tranquility, a reflection of nature’s organic patterns, and a balance of simple geometry and pure chance.”—EVC Winterowd Fine Art, fineartsantafe.com Dennis Ziemienski, Rooftop Audience, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

Dennis Ziemienski Dennis Ziemienski honed his mastery of composition and color for 30 years as an illustrator of posters for the Super Bowl and Kentucky Derby and magazine covers for Hemispheres and National Lampoon. When hand composition gave way to computer graphics, he applied his talents to oil paintings that evoke early-20th-century landscapes and portraits. “The look and the technology were not appealing to me,” Ziemienski says. “I enjoy the feeling of a real paintbrush in my hand.” The artist’s work appears in galleries in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Wyoming, and it will be featured in the show A New Look at the Old Southwest (opening June 27) at Manitou Galleries on Canyon Road.—AMB Manitou Galleries, manitougalleries.com june/july 2014

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Henry Jackson Color and texture play off each other in Henry Jackson’s paintings. To bring forward his abstracted figures and landscapes, the San Francisco–based artist uses everything from mixed-media scribbles to swathes of oil paint often mixed with cold wax and applied with spatulas, painting knives, and trowels. “I prefer these tools to brushes because I like the way they resist detail and preciousness,” Jackson says. “They heighten the physicality of the process, which creates an interesting dynamic. I’ve always liked the idea of paintings that convey an ever-changing dialogue.” Jackson’s work can be seen in permanent collections worldwide, including at the Boise Art Museum and Santa Clara University’s de Sassait Museum, as well as locally at LewAllen Galleries in the Railyard district.—ET LewAllen Galleries, lewallencontemporary.com

Rahileh Rokhsari Rahileh Rokhsari’s paintings convey a groundless, timeless world—exotic but somehow completely universal. It’s not surprising that her works go beyond the ordinary; the Istanbul-based artist from Tehran has a degree in physics, and her greatest influence is poetry, specifically the works of 16th-century Persian poet Rumi. Rumi’s gently powerful verses find visual counterpart in her thrumming, lush color; swimming surfaces; and central, meditative silence. Rokhsari plays with notions of reality, melding gorgeously rendered figural elements and expressionistic whirling, swirling atmosphere. She has said that her work is inspired by the surreal, spiritual motion generated in semazen dancing; and while her figures aren’t dervishes, they burst with a quiet, meditative power. Rokhsari’s work is shown at The Longworth Gallery on Canyon Road.—BT The Longworth Gallery, thelongworthgallery.com Rahileh Rokhsari, Harmony II, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"



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Henry Jackson, Untitled #1088, oil and cold wax on canvas, 40 x 42"

Wendeline Matson

Wendeline Matson, Orange Roadmaster, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48"

The images in Wendeline Matson’s quirky still-life paintings—bunnies, bicycles, birds—hint at the shenanigans objects, if animated, might get up to when people aren’t in the room. They aren’t naughty, but there’s a knowingness, a wink. Oklahomabased Matson loves the slightly absurd and jolly juxtaposition of discordant combinations. This is whimsy with a serious artist’s edge; Matson has painting chops, and beneath her ice-creamy impasto, the works reveal multi-ply surfaced histories and a fine push-pull between the objective and the abstract. It’s a magical formula: The figures exude presence, and somehow even a cow in a field wearing leg warmers and wheels for hooves conveys a certain regality. Matson’s work can be seen at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art on Canyon Road.—BT Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, giacobbefritz.com

Dan Ostermiller Dan Ostermiller comes by his interest in animals honestly. As the son of an accomplished taxidermist, he possessed an awareness of form from an early age and credits his father’s vocation with inspiring him on his own path as a wildlife sculptor, which has taken him from the American West to Alaska and Africa. “Anytime I can use a live model, I do,” the Colorado resident says of his bronzes (shown at Nedra Matteucci Galleries). “Domestic animals are easy, but with wild animals I have to rely on my personal observations and my photographs from the field.” To express his subjects’ personalities, he says, “I use my personal experience with the animal combined with my own character and feelings.”—ET Nedra Matteucci Galleries, matteucci.com

Dan Ostermiller, Indigo’s Dream, bronze, 30 x 71"

John Oteri

John Oteri, Settled in Chimayó, watercolor on paper, 16 x 20"

John Oteri describes himself as a self-taught artist, but the Texas native, who retired with his wife to Santa Fe 24 years ago, possesses a background in architecture and has, he says, “been able to draw since I was 5 or 6.” His paintings, which are on view at Joe Wade Fine Art, range from realist landscapes to more abstract, stylized, and graphically inspired figurative “vignettes” that intentionally “leave a little bit to the imagination.” Regardless of subject matter, Oteri aims to capture “the expressions of the Southwest,” adding that “what [they] really evoke to me has to do with weather, history, and nostalgia.”—ET Joe Wade Fine Art, joewadefineart.com

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Ernest Chiriacka, Crossing the River, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

In his lifetime, Ernest Chiriacka (1913–2010) mastered two art forms: illustration, for publications like Esquire, and painting (particularly Western landscapes). After his death, Chiriacka’s daughter, Athene Westergaard, and grandson, Chris Westergaard, fulfilled his dream of opening a gallery in Santa Fe. Today, Casweck Galleries is the exclusive home of his limited-edition prints, with subjects ranging from sultry pinups to pulp G-men, as well as impressionistic oil paintings of cowpunchers and Native American chiefs.—AMB Casweck Galleries, casweckgalleries.com june/july 2014

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Laura Wait, Delta Vernal No. 3, encaustic and mixed media on panel, 16 x 60"

If an ancient, weathered wall were partially uncovered to reveal layers of expressive, intriguing, unreadable handwritten script, it might look something like Laura Wait’s art. Wait uses inks, acrylics, brushes, pens, and translucent encaustic on handmade Japanese paper to create calligraphic imagery based on word symbols from around the world. Her interest in writing imagery grew out of a year spent printmaking in England, followed by bookbinding and the creation of hand-painted books. “I’m just interested in the feeling of words, the feeling of shapes, the color—as if it was some ancient manuscript on a wall instead of a book,” Wait has said. Her work can be seen at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary on Canyon Road.—GF Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com

Though she makes watercolor paintings, jewelry, fine-art glass, and bronzes, Rebecca Tobey considers herself primarily a ceramic sculptor. But, she says, “I create stylized animals, which work well in all media,” noting that whatever the material, she is first and foremost a colorist. Tobey moved to Santa Fe in 1975, when she realized “this town was where I was supposed to be.” At first, she felt “boxed in” by being characterized as a Southwestern artist, but labels no longer bother her, especially as she keeps turning her attention to the city itself. “It has continued to influence me and my work through its colors, vibrancy of life, and culture,” she says. “I still find it enchanting.”—ET Ventana Fine Art ventanafineart.com


Rebecca Tobey, Merlin, bronze, 19 x 28 x 17"

AMANDA BANKER Trained as a storyboard artist, Albuquerque native Amanda Banker transitioned into fine art because, as she puts it, “I’m very independent, and so I want to control what I create,” adding that her background in animation gave her “the work ethic to pull it off.” Banker’s paintings are defined by a love of narrative combined with a deep admiration for the animal kingdom. Through the (often humorous) anthropomorphism of her subjects—whether dogs, mice, or octopuses—Banker, who shows at Canyon Road Contemporary, encourages viewers toward a respectful bond with animals, who, like us, experience “love, compassion, memories, and humor.” These kinds of visual stories, she says, “can teach us to value our world and the fantastic creatures we share it with.”—ET Canyon Road Contemporary, canyoncontemporary.com 48


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RICK STEVENS Wilderness Within JUNE 20 – JULY 6, 2014

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 5 – 7pm

Stephanie Paige, Live in This Moment, mixed media, 48 x 36 x 2"

Stephanie Paige “I am a child playing with material,” says Southern California–based mixed-media painter Stephanie Paige. “Enchanted with the present moment, I let the interactions between the material and my hands just dance together.” Paige, who describes her work as peaceful, meditative, and in honor of Mother Earth, mixes textured marble-dust plaster with natural pigments to create abstract paintings inspired by soft breezes, clear blue water, spacious open sky, and the rustic color of soil. In addition to showing her work at Pippin Contemporary on Canyon Road, Paige has produced public commissions for restaurants and hotels in California and Utah.—EVC Pippin Contemporary, pippincontemporary.com

When All Was Wild III, 2014, oil on canvas, 36 × 27 inches

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Amanda Banker, The Matador’s Retirement Party, oil on canvas, 24 x 48"

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Rimi Yang, Queen’s New March, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

In Chinese astrology, this is the Year of the Horse, and two Blue Rain artists—painter Rimi Yang and glass blower Shelley Muzylowski Allen—join together to celebrate 2014’s equine mascot (Year of the Horse, Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln, Ste C, blueraingallery.com, July 4–July 9, reception July 4, 5–7 pm). Yang’s textured and expressionistic oil-on-canvas compositions are created by laying layer upon layer of paint, while Allen’s whimsically patterned sculptures, which incorporate genuine horsehair, explore the animal’s gestures and movements.—Eve Tolpa

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t he motivation be hind Pa s cal’s e nduring ne e d to cre at e by G u s si e Faunt le roy

The art of French-born sculptor Pascal clearly involves balance—of multiple parts, of rhythm and strength, of geometric and organic forms. But there’s another kind of balance equally vital to the creative process: the delicate relationship between being in charge and knowing when to step back. “A wood sculpture is unique not only by its shape but also by the moment when its creator needed help and allowed the medium to take some initiative,” Pascal explains. “Nothing is more boring than being totally in control.” Throughout his career, which spans more than three decades, Pascal has made a point of infusing his artistic pursuits with adventure and risk. Early on he explored a variety of materials—including concrete, plaster, glass, and clay, as well as sophisticated resins and gels—and in his late 20s, his work began to earn him solo exhibitions in Switzerland and France. Since then, he has completed a number of collaborative projects and commissions, including, in 1980, a sculpture for the avant-garde home of fashion designer Pierre Cardin. While Pascal continues to create outdoor sculptures in steel, most of his current work is in mahogany and other types of wood, often finished with varnishes, resins, and patinas (which he painstakingly develops himself ) that give wood surfaces an unexpected, sometimes indefinable look. The artist, whose grandfather was a wood sculptor, studied art history and studio art in St. Raphael, France, worked in bronze foundries in Italy, and later learned aerograph (airbrush art) in San Diego. In 1997, he settled in Santa Fe. Today the sculptor finds himself leaning toward greater simplification in design while still incorporating elements of balance, movement, energy, interconnection, symbolism, and nature. With each piece, his intention is to create an opportunity for conscious and subconscious dialogue between the viewer and sculpture, he says. For the artist himself, the excitement and challenge of inquiring exploration remains the driving force behind his work. What happens if I mix this with that? “In my life I have much more pleasure with the questions than with finding the answers, except when the answer is a new question,” he says, smiling. “And that is where the obsession to create begins.”

Orange on Me, mixed media, 24 x 24"

With each piece, Pascal’s intention is to create an opportunity for conscious and subconscious dialogue between the viewer and sculpture.

Le Village 6, mahogany, 10 x 30"



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a s olo ex h i bition s howca s e s t he wor k of a r t i s t a nd a r t e n t hu s ia s t Edwina Milne r by B a r ba ra Ty n e r

Edwina Milner has been an artist for most of her 83 years, but Santa Feans may know her best as an art-world shaper rather than an art maker. Milner, founder of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, has lent her creative vision to nearly every museum board in town, influencing who and what we see in our local museums. She and her husband, Charles, are also responsible for Museum Hill’s Milner Plaza, which is home to two museums, a café, and the best views in town. But the busy board member has been busy with her paintbrush all along, and with the opening of her one-woman show Golden Paths at New Concept Gallery in June, that secret is out. Her work, vivid in acrylic paint and gold leaf, bears the signature vibrant flair of the artist herself; no grays or halftones here. (Gustav Klimt would appreciate his sparkly, mosaic influence.) Milner translates memory, history, and emotion into silky abstract form, and each of the show’s 50 original works maps a journey, a life, defined by decisions made and paths taken (or not taken). “It all depends on the paths you choose, the chances you take, and the events that come your way,” Milner says. “Is it a simple path? An expanded one? A magical one? A daring path, full of curves, turns, stars, and bright lights?” We know the paths Milner has taken just by looking at her jewellike pieces. “My paths and decisions have been golden,” she says, smiling. Milner’s artistic journey began with her earning a scholarship to the University of Texas, Austin, and her mother relocating their family from Oklahoma to make things easier for the young artist. Milner eventually embarked on a 50-plus-year adventure that included stints as an artist, fashion illustrator, and art teacher in Houston before retiring and finding herself busier than ever as a Santa Fe mover and shaker. So has Milner finally traded the boardroom for her warm, light-filled studio overlooking piñon-studded hills? “Not quite,” she says. “But it’s so thrilling to go into my studio in the morning and have one of those magic days—you know, when every brushstroke is perfect. And the next day, well, it might not be one of those magic days. The brushstrokes might not cooperate. But you can always paint over them.” If only board meetings could be like that. Edwina Milner: Golden Paths, New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon, newconceptgallery.com, June 12–July 7, reception June 20, 5–7 pm



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Clockwise from top: Decision, 16 x 16"; Eye on the Road, both panels 24 x 18"; Fall Winter Spring, each panel 16 x 16”. All works gold leaf and acrylic on canvas.

Milner’s work, vivid in acrylic paint and gold leaf, bears the signature vibrant flair of the artist herself.

Experience color that is modern and beautiful...

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sculpting a future local talents launch Sculpt Santa Fe by Em i ly Va n Cle ve

From June 27 through June 29, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa will host the first annual Sculpt Santa Fe. The brainchild of local art dealer Bobby Beals and sculptor Michael Peralta, the inaugural event will showcase pieces by talented sculptors working in bronze, stone, glass, steel, ceramics, and mixed media. “Michael has done sculpture shows around the country, and he wondered why we don’t have something similar in Santa Fe,” Beals says. “We decided to put on our own show and invite galleries and individual sculptors who aren’t represented by galleries to participate. Sculpt Santa Fe’s mission is to increase awareness of some of the top sculptors in the country, encourage the sharing of ideas and techniques between sculptors, and excite art lovers.” Beals connected with the show’s 45 participants through word of mouth and social media. New Mexico artists Upton Ethelbah and Heidi Loewen have booths, as does Canadian sculptor Tobias Luttmer. Exhibiting galleries include Santa Fe’s Greenberg Fine Art, Niman Fine Art, and Allan Houser Gallery as well as Colorado-based Pismo Fine Art Glass. Booths are set up in the hotel’s covered pavilion, with outdoor space reserved for monumental sculptures. Sculpt Santa Fe’s kickoff event is the VIP Wine Reception, an invitation-only party for collectors at 5 pm on Friday, June 27. The public is welcome to attend the free Friday night preview from 6 to 9 pm and then head to the Eldorado’s Agave Lounge to schmooze with the artists. Saturday and Sunday’s shows from 10 am to 5 pm are also free and open to the public. Saturday night’s gourmet dinner, prepared by the Old House Restaurant’s executive chef Anthony Smith and chef de cuisine Evan Doughty, is a three-course feast paired with fine wines from Gruet Winery. Reservations for Saturday’s 6 pm dinner are required and can be purchased for $75 each by calling 505-995-4530. For more information, visit ssfnm.com.

Dan Namingha, Kachina Montage, bronze, 21 x 12 x 5"

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Taos master r e m e m be r ing paint e r R obe r t Daug ht e rs (1929 –2013) by B a r ba ra Ty ne r

Like so many of his Taos Society of Artists heroes, the late landscape painter Robert Daughters arrived in Northern New Mexico an illustrator, emerged a painter, and ended up a legend. His signature style combines European and American influences—the French impressionists’ love affair with light and the Taos Society of Artists’ passion for the landscape. But what animates his work is the warm and gentle nature of the artist himself. Represented exclusively by Santa Fe’s Meyer Gallery since 1995, Daughters’s name became synonymous with the family-owned Canyon Road space headed by Dirk Meyer. “[Robert] meant so much to us, both personally and professionally,” says Gallery Director John Manzari. “His presence here helped build the gallery, and his work really spoke to people. He was such a sweet, gentle man.”

Consistent throughout Daughters’s years of artistic experimentation is a sense of movement. Hills, rocks, and shrubs seem to breathe. Daughters moved from Kansas City to Santa Fe in 1970 and then to Taos the following year, living and working in the former house of Taos Society artist Oscar Berninghaus (1874–1952)—a dream come true for Daughters, who became passionate about the area after his first visit there in the 1950s. Stylistically, Daughters’s commercial art background informed his work, offering a graphic bone structure and readability, but gradually his style loosened, shifting from realism to more expressive modes. (Northern New Mexico’s vivid and surreal landscape and light can have that effect.) His brushstrokes are Van Gogh’s, an observation the artist found “flattering.” “[Robert] dubbed himself a ‘composist,’” Manzari says, describing Daughters’s manner of guiding the viewer’s eye in the way of Cézanne or Degas. Outlines appeared, with inky contours dividing form into color segments, creating bezel-like spaces for jewel-bright hues. Daughters referred to this technique as cloisonné, a term typically associated with enameling metalwork. Other pieces fix nature in blazes of complementary color, like when golden chamisa sizzles against turquoise and lavender skies. But consistent throughout Daughters’s years of artistic experimentation is a sense of movement in his work. Hills, rocks, and shrubs seem to breathe. Daughters’s paintings embody much of the magic people come to Santa Fe to see, and, though stylized, they’re grounded in real places, just as the late Tony Hillerman’s novels reflect mappable geography. Manzari recalls road trips with the artist scouting locations and landscapes. “He knew every inch of Northern New Mexico,” Manzari says. “We’d drive along, stopping to shoot tons of slides whenever he’d say ‘Stop!’ That reference material would turn into his next exhibition.” The pair would have lunch in Taos and then end up at Manzari’s home. “We’d talk and talk and kill a bottle of Merlot. I just loved being around him. I loved his stories.” 56


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Peyote Man, oil on canvas, 36 x 24"

Blue Robe, oil on canvas, 11 x 14"

Blue Chamisa, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"


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Paul Sarkisian

the legendary artist continues to ask questions (that may not have answers) through his work

Paul Sarkisian

Lisa LAW

by Gu s sie Faunt le r oy


rom the outside, the long career of 86-year-old American contemporary painter Paul Sarkisian has been marked by an evershifting series of mediums and artistic styles. From the inside, each phase has been an attempt to explore the same unanswerable question: What is art really about at this moment, and what is the artist’s response? “I had to teach myself, over and over again. I was trying to find out what it was, and currently is, but I’ve never completely found the answer,” Sarkisian says. “That’s the great thing about making art! I love that incompleted answer—the sentence with no period— which I work toward.”



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Sarkisian works in his spacious Santa Fe studio.

Lisa LAW

Sarkisian’s Facade series of paintings depicts huge storefronts in a photorealist style. The renowned artist has dabbled in several different styles and mediums over the course of his decades-long career.

“I love that incompleted answer—the sentence with no period—which I work toward,” says Paul Sarkisian. Beginning in the late 1950s—following studies at places like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles—Sarkisian, who’s lived in New Mexico since 1971, played an important role in the emergence of Southern California contemporary art. Along with close friends and fellow artists John Altoon, Ed Kienholz, Wallace Berman, Billy Al Bengston, and George Herms, his work was exhibited at the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. In 1962, Sarkisian, with the help of his wife, artist Carol Sarkisian (1936–2013), and others, formed the cooperative art space Aura Gallery in Pasadena. It was a period, Sarkisian remembers, of youthful, sometimes naïve artistic energy, and of questioning established standards in art and life. “It was a beautiful and interesting time,” he says. Sarkisian’s early work included collage, abstract paintings, and large nudes—the latter reflecting the attraction of shock value for the young artist and his peers in conservative Pasadena at the time. Later he became known for his Facade series of monumental “storefront” paintings in a masterful photorealist style. These were followed by trompe l’oeil imagery on canvas and paper, and later by large-scale works in polymer resin with a post-minimalist focus on color, texture, surface, and shape. Sarkisian’s art has been exhibited worldwide and is in numerous museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pasadena Art Museum, and both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A fatherson retrospective, Sarkisian & Sarkisian, runs through July 27 at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California. The show features a dozen of Sarkisian’s paintings, along with video sculptures by his son Peter. “When I realized that a visual image was changing within my scope of works, I chose the media to do it that was correct to my sensibility at the time,” Sarkisian says of his lifelong movement from one medium and style to the next. “Honestly, how else could I do it?”



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Ben Steele: Ben Steele’s Art Circus Show Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon, giacobbefritz.com July 4–July 20, reception July 4, 5–7 pm Ben Steele uses the language of visual puns to create what can be described as metamashup paintings. His process of employing silkscreen and other application techniques results in pieces that are—in the tradition of Warhol, one of his influences—reproducible. In the past Steele has reinterpreted classic works of art; here he turns his eye to the circus and all its components: performers, animals, spectators, and concessions.

Ben Steele, Art Circus, oil on canvas, 36 x 54"

Laurin McCracken: Visual Abundance Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon, greenbergfineart.com June 13–June 23, reception June 13, 5–7 pm Award-winning watercolorist Laurin McCracken unveils 15 new pieces depicting everything from still-life staples like crystal, silver, fruits, and flowers to bicycles and landscapes. The Mississippi native, who has an advanced degree in architecture from Princeton, draws inspiration from antebellum homes and the paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters. He aims, he says, to “help people see everyday things in a new light.” Laurin McCracken, Bicycles, Amsterdam, watercolor on paper, 20 x 27"

Miguel Martinez, Saint Genevieve II, oil and pastel on canvas, 24 x 20"

Alvin Gill-Tapia, Miguel Martinez, and Arthur Lopez: New Mexico Vision Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace, manitougalleries.com June 6–June 25, reception June 6, 5–7:30 pm Three native New Mexican artists—two painters and a woodworker—join forces to express the spirit of the Land of Enchantment. Arthur Lopez, a santero, creates award-winning bultos prized by Spanish Market attendees and collectors. Alvin Gill-Tapia’s sturdy architectural forms are rendered in vibrant high desert hues. And Miguel Martinez’s iconic Hispanic female figures are, as he puts it, “upright, strong yet gentle, proud of who they are.” Patricia Pearce, Chamber of Knowledge, monoprint with chine-collé, 32 x 25"

In the Mood ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon, vivocontemporary.com June 25–September 2, musical events every Friday from June 27–August 29, 5–7 pm In the spirit of their previous shows pairing visual art and poetry, ViVO presents a collaboration of gallery artists and various local musicians. Printmaking, calligraphy, book art, kiln glass, sculpture, and mixed-media are complemented by compositions employing everything from harmonica to jazz saxophone and classical strings to vocals. Visitors listen to recorded music corresponding with works of art for an interactive multimedia experience. 60


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Ngalpingka Simms, Wayul, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 69 x 54"

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Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art III Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 702 1/2 Canyon chiaroscurosantafe.com June 27–August 3, reception June 27, 5–7 pm In the wake of the success of its 2012 Aboriginal art exhibit, Chiaroscuro teams up with the Vivien Anderson Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, to showcase abstract paintings by contemporary Australian indigenous artists expressing their culture through colors, symbols, and shapes. Acrylic-on-canvas pieces by featured artist Judy Watson Napangardi are joined by a special selection of bark paintings by major artists from the Yirrkala community in Northeast Arnhem Land.

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Brad Smith, Women 1, oil on canvas, 68 x 48"


Brad Smith: Heart of Mystery Brad Smith Gallery, 634 Canyon, bradsmithgallery.com July 25–July 31, reception July 25, 5–7 pm Gallerist and painter Brad Smith unveils a new series of richly hued, large-scale pieces inspired by the color palette of New Mexico, especially the landscape. Many of the images, he says, are ones “no one has ever seen, not even me,” adding, “I want to paint the unknown, and I feel like the abstract work is the most expressive work I can do.”


David Jonason, Big Weather, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"

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David Jonason: High Desert Meditations Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon meyereastgallery.com June 20–July 3, reception June 20, 5–7 pm Meyer East presents new work by David Jonason, whose stylized, geometric oil-on-canvas pieces depict the multitudinous landscapes of the Southwest. Whether he’s capturing the dramatic rock formations of Utah’s Monument Valley, the saguaro cacti that populate Arizona, or the high desert cliffs of New Mexico, Jonason’s sources of inspiration are apparent: cubism, art deco, and (fittingly) the Taos School, to name a few.



Javier Lopez Barbosa and jd Hansen Mark White Fine Art, 414 Canyon, markwhitefineart.com July 11–August 25, reception July 11, 5–8 pm Self-taught artist Javier Lopez Barbosa works in a mixedmedia technique loosely based on glazing, an oil painting technique that creates a layer of opacity over color. His abstract pieces occasionally feature landscape elements. California-based sculptor jd Hansen’s highly textured figurative bronzes are influenced by music and, she says, aim to “capture the bare essence of a human experiencing the moment she is in at that time.”

Javier Lopez Barbosa, Joy & Circumstance, oil and mixed media on canvas, 27 x 20"

Olga Antonova, Composition with Plate, oil on canvas, 28 x 34"

Christina Chalmers and Olga Antonova: New Works Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com July 17–July 31, reception July 18, 5–7:30 pm Though Olga Antonova notes that subject matter is “just a pretext for my execution and sensitivity to technical issues,” her still lifes seem to suggest human relationships between the depicted objects (often intricately patterned cups). Christina Chalmers works in multiple mediums—painting, sculpture, video, photography, and installation—to delve into topics such as the symbolism of clothing. Each of her paintings, she says, “is a small, personal epic.”

Andrée Hudson, Family of Five, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 50"

Andrée Hudson: Wild for Color Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 622 Canyon, waxlander.com July 8–July 21, reception July 11, 5–8 pm Whether her brushy, expressionistic pieces capture human figures, wildlife, or landscapes, Andrée Hudson employs a bold color palette to build her forms, keeping their internal structures foremost in mind. Along with Hudson’s paintings, Waxlander also unveils a clay pre-casting of the artist’s first bronze—a new direction for Hudson but not an unexpected one. “I always think about things in 3-D anyway,” she says. Rick Stevens Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200 B Canyon hunterkirklandcontemporary.com June 20–July 6, reception June 20, 5–7 pm In a new series of work featuring both oils and pastels, Santa Fe painter Rick Stevens explores the continuum of energy present in natural phenomena. Whether he’s conveying the dynamism of a sunset or a rainstorm, the artist contends that “it’s all alive—there are no inanimate substances. Even the rocks in the desert serve as hosts for entire ecosystems.”



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Joseph Brez a One Man Show “The Rapture of Color”

Primavera 9” x 12” Oil on Canvas

Opening reception with the artist Friday, July 18th, 5-7 pm


Joan Watts, Untitled 33, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"

Joan Watts: Poems and More Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe, charlottejackson.com June 1–June 30, reception June 1, 5–7 pm Painter Joan Watts’s work examines the interaction of dark and light by depicting the gradual modulation of tone through a process of applying and removing color. Her latest show encompasses three series: the large square-format Untitled pieces, the Diamonds series, and the Poems, small squares with a condensed intensity, which Watts describes as an “ongoing exploration of painting as process and meditation.”


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Byways: Paintings by Damien Stamer Complications: Works in Glass by Matthew Szösz Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 S Guadalupe, zanebennettgallery.com June 27–July 19, reception June 27, 5–7 pm Damien Stamer’s dreamy landscapes reference memories of his childhood home in North Carolina—which, he says, “exists more in my mind than here on Earth”— and explore notions of time, comfort, and secrets. Oakland-based Matthew Szösz creates intricate glass pieces that allow him to navigate the space between what he calls the “restraint of learned technique and the manic populist energy of the rockthrowing iconoclast.”

Matthew Szösz, Untitled Expandable (Retiarius), glass, 19 x 10 x 10" Rick Stevens, Interpenetrated by the Void, oil on canvas, 50 x 50" 63

Roger Arvid Anderson: Sailing to Byzantium New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon, newconceptgallery.com July 11–July 28, reception July 11, 5–7 pm New Concept Gallery presents 2-D and 3-D work by painter, photographer, and sculptor Roger Arvid Anderson. On view are archival rag paper pigment prints created in an elongated vertical format and inspired by Navajo blankets, Oriental carpets, and Peruvian textiles, as well as a selection of bronzes, dubbed Trail Markers, conceived in the tradition of cairns, man-made rock monuments that serve as landmarks and ceremonial structures.

Mike Glier, February 16, 2012: Rees Valley, Glenorchy, New Zealand, 74º F, oil on aluminum panel, 24 x 30"

Mike Glier: Glenorchy Gerald Peters Gallery, 1011 Paseo de Peralta gpgallery.com, June 6–July 5 Glenorchy, the setting for Jane Campion’s Golden Globe– and Emmy Award–winning TV series Top of the Lake, is a small town in New Zealand’s South Island known for its walking trails. Mike Glier captures the region with a series of paintings, both smaller plein air pieces and larger studio compositions. The artist was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996 and has pieces in institutions like New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Roger Arvid Anderson, Byzantium, archival rag paper pigment print, 13 x 19"

Shawn Smith, Rex Ray, and Josh Garber: Bio-Morphed Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon, turnercarroll.com June 30–July 27, reception July 11, 5–7 pm Three artists share perspectives on the natural world. Josh Garber, whose metal structures resemble aquatic organisms, says he’s “fascinated by the intricate patterns in neurology and microbiology.” The vibrant colors and shapes in Rex Ray’s abstractions are reminiscent of those seen under a microscope, and Shawn Smith investigates the relationship between nature and technology with wooden sculptures and three-dimensional prints.

David Solomon: Shape-Shifter Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace, patina-gallery.com July 11–August 3, reception July 11, 5–7:30 pm The second exhibition in Patina’s Drawn to the Wall series features the evocative “dreamscapes” of Santa Fe abstract painter David Solomon, who applies specially mixed pigment on aluminum to create compositions with a layered luminosity. “Painting is the automatic pursuit of perfection,” says Solomon, who’s also worked as a curator and conservator. “Each painting informs the next, and yet perfection is beautifully unattainable.” David Solomon, A Drop of This, oil on aluminum panel, 30 x 22"

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James Surls Wade Wilson Art, 217 W Water, wadewilsonart.com June 28–August 2, reception June 28, 9:30–11:30 am In recent years James Surls has hosted an annual open-studio weekend in Aspen, drawing collectors, curators, and critics nationwide. For 2014, he brings the event to Santa Fe, giving an artist talk and leading both a tour of his public sculptures (in conjunction with Creative Santa Fe) and a discussion panel. A portion of proceeds from exhibition sales benefit select local arts organizations.

Martin Cary Horowitz Josh Garber, Flutter, stainless steel, Yares Art Projects, 123 Grant 10 x 14 x 14" yaresartprojects.com June 27–July 31 Reception June 27, 5:30–7:30 pm Since he created his first gilded piece 40-plus years ago, sculptor Martin Cary Horowitz has been, as he puts it, “committed to both the material and to the simple elegance of the minimalist form.” His sleek pieces have undergone numerous transitions in terms of material and composition, and in more recent years he’s pushed artistic boundaries by applying karat leaf to both bronze and glass.

Martin Cary Horowitz, Bronze Disc 1, 23 kt gold on bronze, 33 x 33 x 6"

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21 Downtown Museums Local history and culture come to life

downtown Historic Architecture • Literary Walking Tours • Top-Notch Performing Arts

art culture


and dining

Chris Corrie

in historic Santa Fe


22 Art and Soul Santa Fe’s historic center is home to a thriving art scene 23 Annual Events Local happenings throughout the year 24 Treasure Hunting Shopping along Santa Fe’s storied streets 25 Literary Santa Fe A dedicated walking tour reveals a rich writerly past 26 All the Neighborhood’s a Stage Downtown Santa Fe is performing arts central 28 Mucho Gusto Downtown dining is a feast for the palate


Cover photograph by Chris Corrie

Santa Fe style One of the first things you notice about Downtown Santa Fe—whose heart and soul is the 404-year-old Plaza—is that it looks like no other place in the country. In 1912, the year New Mexico gained statehood, locals organized an effort to honor the history and preserve the uniqueness of this centuries-old capital city. This period of revival, which also aimed to draw tourists to town, saw the return of PuebloSpanish- and Territorial-style architecture—styles that still dominate the roughly twosquare-mile area today. When the Spanish arrived in New Mexico in the late 16th century, they were inspired by the homes Native Americans were living in. The multistory dwellings, which the Spanish called pueblos (meaning “villages”), were a series of rooms built around a central plaza. The walls were made of stone, wood, and puddled adobe, and the flat roofs were supported by wooden vigas and embellished with latillas. The Spanish eventually adapted the building style to suit their own needs and preferences, using adobe to construct one- or two-room homes and adding few doors or windows in order to keep out the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer. Over the centuries the Spanish and Native American architectural traditions blended to create the iconic look that was revived in the early 20th century. Territorial-style architecture dates from the mid-19th century and features Greek-revival trim added to doors and windows, coping on adobe walls, and square instead of round columns. Be sure to look for these distinct types of architecture when you’re strolling on and around Downtown’s Plaza. 12


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Beatriz Ball Fine Metalware products and authentic Japanese vintage silk scarves Featuring the most extensive selection of BEATRIZ BALL Fine Metalware products that are 100% recycled aluminum. Each piece is made entirely by hand, using the ancient art of sand casting. These are beautiful yet functional items for entertaining and make perfect gifts any time of the year. 310 Johnson St 505-992-6846 AsianAdobe.com

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Patio Door with Green Leaf, 1956, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. Gift of The Burnett Foundation and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. Copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe, the Museum showcases her work along with other Modernist artists. Summer hours: open daily from 9 am–5 pm, Fridays 9 am–7 pm. Enjoy exhibitions, family activities, lectures and public programs. Also visit the Home and Studio in Abiquiu with a reservation, 505-685-4539. 217 Johnson St 505-946-1000 OkeeffeMuseum.org

Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc. Bill Wittliff, Lonesome Dove: Gus on Porch,1988© America’s Leading Photography Gallery for 19th and 20th century Classical and Modern Photography. Three floors of stunning original photographs. Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Lee Friedlander, Annie Leibovitz, William Henry Jackson, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, Flor Garduno, Paul Caponigro and many others. Spring-Summer 2014 exhibitions by Joel Peter Witkin and Duane Michals. 122 Grant Ave (next to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum) 505-984-1234, AndrewSmithGallery.com

Georgia Restaurant Offering delicious contemporary American fare, Georgia is Santa Fe's newest fine dining experience. Located adjacent to the O'Keeffe Museum, the historical building housing Georgia has been completely remodeled to offer diners a delectable dining experience. With respect to the past, Georgia reveals the original 100 year old brick, yet features a brand new interior - befitting a quality culinary experience. Executive Chef Brett Sparman described Georgia’s food as simple, with clean flavors and locally-sourced ingredients. Whether on the picturesque and serene patio or in the beautifully restored interior, you are invited for a fabulous and special dining experience. 225 Johnson St, 505-989-4367, GeorgiaSantaFe.com

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Heidi Loewen, Smoked Merlot, smoked and carved porcelain platter, oil, D: 30" Heidi creates smoked & carved porcelain vessels at her gallery. Commission Heidi to make a unique piece—any size or shape. Clients may work hands-on with her for a beautiful sculptural experience! Watch Heidi elegantly sculpting at the wheel or take a fun, private pottery class. Classes by the hour, up to 12 per group. Create a memory of a lifetime. Find us on Trip Advisor. 315 Johnson St, 505-988-2225 505-660-4585 (cell), heidiloewen@yahoo.com HeidiLoewen.com

Companions Grooming and Downtown Doggie Daycare are owned and operated by Becky Effel, who has been grooming Santa Fe’s prettiest dogs for over 15 years. Companions offers a full-range of dog grooming services. Downtown Doggie Daycare provides safe, supervised daycare, with two outdoor play areas. Companions Grooming and Downtown Doggie Daycare are co-located at 239 Johnson Street, near the historic Plaza. Free customer parking. 239 Johnson St, Grooming: 505-982-7882 Daycare: 505-954-1049

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“Many historical spaces in the United States are just that—preserved environments evoking the past. The Plaza in Santa Fe is unique for being a vibrant living space; from its beginning it has been a nucleus for gathering and socializing for the people of Santa Fe as well as for visitors. The Plaza is a place where history is alive and evolving.” —Josef Díaz, curator of Southwest and Mexican colonial art and history collections, New Mexico History Museum

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“What I love about downtown Santa Fe is the mix of Indian and Hispanic cultures reflected in the architecture, beautiful churches, and historic sites. Its small-town character offers cosmopolitan sophistication with a wide variety of galleries and unique retail stores—all in easy walking distance. Many excellent restaurants are competing for your attention. Santa Fe is a feast for your senses in every way!”  —Dorothee Maier, owner, Charlotte Fine Jewelry


At one moment the Santa Fe Plaza in the heart of Downtown can be ever so serene, while at another it’s bustling with visitors, shopkeepers, and an assortment of characters that reminds you of the eclectic nature of Santa Fe. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, I encourage you to visit the Plaza early in the morning and sit quietly as the town comes to life around you. Keep in mind that the Plaza and downtown area have been enabling this ritual for at least 400 years. And before that, Native Americans were bringing the area to life as well. There’s an extraordinary beauty and change of light as the sun comes peeking over the Sangre de Cristos and casts a lovely glow through the old and cherished trees. Over the centuries, the Plaza has been the setting for conducting business, forging new friendships, and celebrating romance. It’s still a local tradition for newlyweds to cruise around the Plaza in celebration of their marriage. The Plaza has also been the site of fights and executions. What a history. New history happens every day, and every day (and night) on the Plaza is a new opportunity for each of us to have our own historical moment.


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“Downtown Santa Fe is unique. At its center is a historic plaza, where locals and tourists meet to enjoy its ambience. On one side is the oldest state capitol building in the country. On another side is the oldest hotel site in the country. The other two sides are filled with wonderful restaurants, galleries, and shops. Wow—pretty impressive. Downtown Santa Fe marks the western end of the Old Santa Fe Trail and is steeped in wonderful culture, history, arts, food, and people.”—Jennifer Kimball, chairman of the board, La Fonda on the Plaza

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“The Downtown arts district in Santa Fe provides an all-in-one experience in a concentrated area. We have retail, galleries, museums, restaurants, and live music. You can get your fill of art, fill up on the amazing array of food, and catch a show. Downtown offers the whole package!” —Frank Rose, marketing manager, Manitou Galleries


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“Visitors and locals alike share their love of downtown Santa Fe! With its historic Plaza surrounded by galleries brimming with art and eclectic boutiques, it is a shopper’s paradise. As you wander through the streets surrounded by Southwestern architecture that brings alive our 400-plus-year past, you experience the richness of Santa Fe, with its love of culture, history, and the arts. Downtown is where locals and visitors share the heart of Santa Fe.” —Cynthia Delgado, marketing director, Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau Clockwise from above: Margarete Bagshaw, Spinning in Four Directions, oil on Belgian linen, 36 x 36", courtesy of Golden Dawn Gallery; Carol Kucera, Glacial River, acrylic on canvas, 74 x 30", courtesy of Carol Kucera Gallery; Roger Williams, In Search of Medicine, oil on linen, 24 x 18", courtesy of Joe Wade Fine Art.

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“As a fine art gallery owner, I cannot think of a better place to be than downtown Santa Fe. We have the support of great hotels, fine restaurants, and quality shopping choices, all among a historic backdrop that continues to define the aesthetic of Santa Fe. Many of our guests and clientele can enjoy the ease of walking everywhere they wish to go, making for a truly relaxing and enjoyable visit.” —Leroy Garcia, owner, Blue Rain Gallery


Downtown museums Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts 213 Cathedral, 505-988-8900, pvmiwa.org Named for the first Native woman in the United States to make a career of painting, PVMIWA celebrates the achievements and important contributions made by Native women in the arts. The works of painters, potters, sculptors, weavers, jewelers, and performing artists are featured.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson, 505-946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is dedicated to the work of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986). Its permanent collection includes 1,149 of O’Keeffe’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and changing exhibitions often feature works by O’Keeffe’s contemporaries as well as those by other celebrated 20th-century artists like Andy Warhol. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral, 505-983-8900, iaia.edu/museum The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is run by the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), the only four-year fine arts institution devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaska Native art. Known for its progressive exhibitions, MoCNA holds 7,500 works in its permanent collection. New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors 113 Lincoln, 505-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org The New Mexico History Museum presents permanent, changing, and interactive exhibitions that interpret the compelling backstory of the 47th state. The museum also comprises the Palace of the Governors, which was constructed in the early 17th century as the local seat of the Spanish government. New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace, 505-476-5076, nmartmuseum.org The New Mexico Museum of Art is the oldest art museum in the state, with a permanent collection that includes 20,000 historic and contemporary works from New Mexico and the Southwest. The museum also rotates cutting-edge photography and video exhibitions, among others, and is home to St. Francis Auditorium, which serves as a venue for music organizations like the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

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art and soul Santa Fe’s historic center is home to a thriving art scene Downtown Santa Fe is an art lover’s dream. The city, the third-largest art market in the country, has been luring and inspiring artistic types for centuries with its idyllic climate and stunningly beautiful scenery—and there’s a vast and diverse assortment of works on display to prove it. Downtown’s historic, walkable streets north, south, east, and west of the 404-year-old Plaza are lined with galleries selling everything from high-end paintings and black-and-white photographs to large-scale installations and Jim Vogel, And in This Corner, oil on canvas panel in handreligious iconography. So whether you’re carved frame, 51 x 40". Courtesy of Blue Rain Gallery. Ernest Chiriacka, The Confrontation, oil on canvas, a serious collector or a first-time buyer, 40 x 30". Courtesy of Casweck Galleries. you won’t walk away empty-handed while traipsing around Downtown. San Francisco Street lines the southern edge of the Plaza and is filled with galleries showcasing Native American pottery, cowboy art, and custom-made jewelry. On the Plaza’s east side, shops along Old Santa Fe Trail burst with sculptures, weavings, fetishes, and katsinas. North of the Plaza, Palace Avenue features a mixture of traditional landscapes, clay sculptures, textile arts, cartoon animations, and color-field paintings, while on Lincoln, Washington, and Marcy you’ll find some of the world’s best fine-art photography, Native American sculpture, modernist masterpieces, and mixed-media collages. One block south of the Plaza, on Water Street, you can choose from representational Southwestern works and contemporary abstract paintings, and on Galisteo and Don Gaspar galleries are filled with iconic images by world-renowned Native American artists as well as black-andKim Wiggins, Children of Montezuma, oil on canvas, 36 x 48". Courtesy of Manitou Galleries. white photographs from the 1950s and ’60s. James Surls, Rough God 4, bronze, 68 x 40 x 40". Courtesy of Wade Wilson Art. Be sure to swing by Downtown in the summer, when international art fairs like Spanish Market and Indian Market take over the streets, with thousands of exhibitors showcasing Shoppers at one-of-a-kind, mustSpanish Market have works in every style and medium.



annual events local happenings throughout the year Downtown Santa Fe bustles with activity year-round, but certain days are particularly lively—and particularly noteworthy. On the Fourth of July, locals head downtown for the Rotary Club of Santa Fe’s Pancakes on the Plaza (pancakesontheplaza.com). Breakfast is served from 7 am until noon, and afternoon events include children’s activities, a silent auction, and an arts and crafts show. All proceeds go to local nonprofits. Spanish Market (spanishcolonialblog .org), July 26–27, 2014, kicks off the summer festival season with a weekend-long celebration of traditional Spanish art and offerings that include vendor booths, live music and dance, art demonstrations, and regional cuisine. Perhaps the most popular event of the year, Indian Market (swaia.org) attracts more than 100,000 people to its booths each summer. The annual event, being held August 18–24, 2014, is the largest Native American arts market in the world. Santa Fe’s oldest annual celebration, Fiesta de Santa Fe (santafefiesta.org), has been held every year since 1712 in honor of Don Diego de Vargas’s peaceful reconquering of the city 20 years earlier. From September 5–7, 2014, the Plaza and its surrounding blocks come alive with parades, markets, fairs, and musical performances. Just before Fiesta, on August 29, revelers enjoy the annual burning of Zozobra (burnzozobra.com), a.k.a. Old Man Gloom, at Fort Marcy Park. On November 28, 2014, the annual Lighting of Christmas Decorations turns the Santa Fe Plaza into a must-see winter wonderland. The feel-good event includes live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Two weeks later, on December 14, you can partake in (or simply watch) a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging during Las Posadas, a procession around the Plaza that begins and ends at the Palace of the Governors. From February 20–22, 2015, ARTsmart hosts ARTfeast (artfeast.org), where art is celebrated alongside food, home design, and fashion with tastings, tours, and shows. Proceeds from the event go to local youth art programs.

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treasure hunting shopping along Santa Fe’s storied streets

With its narrow streets, historic buildings, homemade wares, and mom-and-pop stores, Downtown Santa Fe offers a unique shopping experience, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime local. The Plaza—a park-like, four-block square that dates to the early 1600s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and sits at the end of the famous Old Santa Fe Trail—forms the heart of Downtown. The Palace of the Governors, the oldest occupied building in the country and the former seat of the one-time territory’s Spanish government, lines the Plaza’s north side. Through the city’s long-standing Native American Vendors Program, which traces its roots to 1936, Native American artisans sell handmade jewelry, pottery, metalwork, and more beneath the building’s portal every day of the week. While shopping along the Plaza, be sure to take note of the historic buildings that surround you, like the former Woolworth building, which dates to 1935 and now houses the Five & Dime General Store, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, built in 1917 and designed by noted architect Isaac Rapp. On the Plaza’s eastern side, Shiprock Santa Fe sells contemporary and historic Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, and more, while the 4,000-square-foot Santa Fe Dry Goods carries clothes, accessories, jewelry, and more by renowned designers from around the world. The south side of the square is home to Charlotte Fine Jewelry, which sells unique, interchangeable jewelry pieces with precious stones, sapphires, and diamonds. North of the Plaza, tree-lined Marcy Street houses small shops that offer everything from rare stationery to contemporary home goods. To the south, on Water Street, you’ll find cosmetics, sunglasses, sporting goods, and more. On East Palace, small stores carry gourmet, chile-laden chocolate and high-end footwear. 24


Downtown Santa Fe offers a unique shopping experience whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime local.




The Western-fashion lover can find authentic cowboy boots just south of the Plaza at Boots & Boogie, where the merchandise is custom-made by the store’s owner. Close by, the HatSmith offers personalized cowboy hats along with a range of accessories and hatbands, many made by local artists. For Southwestern gear, stop into Rocki Gorman, whose jewelry designs are carried nationwide in places like The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The store, located inside La Fonda on the Plaza, also sells high-end designer clothing. The Golden Eye and Things Finer carry a wide selection of striking jewelry pieces—from pendants and earrings to diamond rings and decorative accessories—while Rippel and Company sells Southwestern belts and buckles, specialty items like money clips, and fine jewelry. In between these shops, and up and down almost every small street, you’ll pass cafés, art galleries, specialty stores (think gourmet olive oil), furniture shops, and more. Antique and consignment shops are also a draw, with places such as the Real Deal Collection offering new or gently used designer bags, shoes, and luggage. So whether you’re a serious shopper or a casual browser, don’t miss stopping into one—or all—of Downtown’s memorable shops. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for, and, without a doubt, things you never even knew you needed.

literary Santa Fe a dedicated walking tour reveals a rich writerly past Early Last century, a group of writers—including Willa Cather and D. H. Lawrence—trekked to Santa Fe to form a literary colony, which, during its heyday from the 1920s to the 1940s, produced best-selling books and hundreds of articles, essays, and poems that helped promote Santa Fe as a popular tourist destination. Many of the sites where these writers once lived and gathered still stand as testaments to this remarkable literary era. A tour of “Literary Santa Fe” takes you to those homes and hangouts, revealing the rich legacy of Santa Fe’s golden literary era. Begin your tour at the Palace of the Governors (100 Palace). According to legend, Lew Wallace, who served as territorial governor of New Mexico from 1878 to 1881, wrote Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ while living there, and his chair and writing table are still on view. Just a few steps away you’ll come to Sena Plaza, a courtyard located off Palace Avenue. This was once the home of the Villagra Book Shop, which opened in 1927. (Today the shop houses Gusterman Silversmiths.) The Villagra was a famous gathering spot for local and visiting writers, who often stopped by for tea, martinis, and gossip. The Plaza was the setting for Dorothy Hughes’s popular 1946 mystery Ride the Pink Horse, while La Fonda on the Plaza, across the street from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, lodged many famous visitors including Cather, who came up with the idea to write Death Comes for the Archbishop while she was a guest there. Walk a few blocks north of the Plaza to 342 Buena Vista, the home of poet Witter Bynner and currently the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Bynner moved to Santa Fe in 1922 and expanded his property over the course of four decades. He even added a second-story addition called “The O. Henry Story,” which he financed by selling manuscripts written by the namesake author. Bynner was also well-known for his legendary parties, which drew the likes of Robert Frost, W. H. Auden, Aldous Huxley, and Thornton Wilder. One final stop should be The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library (120 Washington), which contains copies of conquistador Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá’s 1610 epic poem Historia de la Nueva México as well as notebooks and papers of anthropologist Adolph Bandelier, namesake of Bandelier National Monument.

Make the O Keeffe part of your Santa Fe experience VISIT THE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE HOME & STUDIO The Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiu offers a variety of tours of the property that O’Keeffe lived in for 35 years. To the extent possible, the house remains as she left it in 1984, when she moved to Santa Fe. The house and surrounding views were a great source of inspiration to her. She produced iconic works featuring the patio and black door, the cottonwood trees along the Chama River, the White Place, and the Road to Santa Fe. Tours require a reservation: 5O5.685.4539 or okeeffemuseum.org

Adapted with permission from text provided by the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information and more Santa Fe history, visit santafe.org. “Overt cultural diversity is a concept that’s been flogged almost to death, but it still bears repeating. Native Americans sell art and crafts at the Palace of the Governors, which is a Spanish Colonial building located a hundred feet from a ridiculous miniature Washington Monument look-alike in the center of the Plaza. Who won? Who cares? It’s still just plain fun to wear your boots and a nice piece of Zuni turquoise and imagine what it was like to crave a whiskey and a bath (among other indulgences) at the end of a long dusty cattle drive, and then wonder why there’s accordion music stuck in your head.” —David Coulson, general manager, Cafe Pasqual’s



all the neighborhood’s a stage Downtown Santa Fe is performing arts central


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Downtown Santa Fe has a vibrant performing arts scene, serving as home base for organizations as diverse as a world-class chamber music festival and a cutting-edge modern dance troupe. Offering around 200 events each year, the Lensic Performing Arts Center (lensic.org) is Downtown’s flagship venue. In addition to hosting lecture series, film festivals, and book signings, it serves as headquarters for the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Other popular events include genre-bending visual spectacles by live-theater groups like Theater Grottesco and Wise Fool New Mexico as well as concerts by jazz greats during the annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. Around the corner from the Lensic, the intimate St. Francis Auditorium, located inside the New Mexico Museum of Art (nmartmuseum.org), presents programs by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—known for its roster of top-notch musicians—as well as the Santa Fe Concert Association and Concordia Santa Fe, a local Downtown Santa Fe serves as home base for a diverse group of top-notch wind ensemble. performing arts organizations. South of the Plaza, historic Loretto Chapel (lorettochapel .com) offers performances by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and hosts Baroque Christmas, an annual wintertime series presented by Santa Fe Pro Musica, a longstanding chamber orchestra. Two blocks south of Loretto, Santa Fe Playhouse (santafeplayhouse.org) has been performing traditional live theater—comedies, dramas, and musicals—since 1922, making it the oldest continuously running theater west of the Mississippi.

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AUG 14 “You Only Sing Twice!” Gala Benefit feat. Voasis 15 Soaking up the Summer with Voasis W21 16 Soaking up the Summer with Voasis W21*

Matinee and Evening Performances


17 Soaking up the Summer with Voasis W21*

“Owning a shop in La Fonda and being a part of one of the most creative and architecturally striking cities in the world is such a treat. I love the shapes and colors of the buildings against the New Mexico sky and the different scents for each season—chile roasting and the piñon fires in fall and the clean, fresh smell of sage and lavender in spring and summer. The joy of guests as they wander the Plaza and fall in love with the history and beauty of the true Southwest is what makes living and working in Santa Fe so special to me.”—Rocki Gorman, owner, Rocki Gorman

CBSF | Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis LC | Loretto Chapel FPC | First Presbyterian Church CSJ | Cathedral of St. John IPC | Immanuel Presbyterian Church W21 | Warehouse 21

2014 summerfestival

All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. *Matinee performances begin at 4:00 p.m.

Visit www.desertchorale.org for more information or call (505) 988-2282.




NEW MEXICO JAZZ F E S T I VA L A collaborative project of The Outpost Performance Space, The Lensic, and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation

July 11–27, 2014

mucho gusto Downtown dining is a feast for the palate Part of the charm of Santa Fe—and certainly one of the reasons it’s a culinary capital of the Southwest—is the fact that this town of roughly 70,000 people is home to more than 200 restaurants. With such a healthy ratio of mouths to dining destinations, you’re never at a loss for edible options to titillate your taste buds. What’s more, many of the best eateries are just a stone’s throw from the 404-year-old Plaza—the center of Santa Fe’s history and culture. The variety of cuisines is another boon to Downtown’s dining scene. Whether you’re sampling Spanish fare at a tasty tapas restaurant, exploring norteño cooking at a decades-old establishment, loving la dolce vita at an Italian trattoria, or experiencing the hottest trend at the city’s newest restaurant, Santa Fe has something to woo every palate. And remember, a stroll around the picturesque Plaza is a great way to walk off any extra calories. Bon appétit—or, as we say in New Mexico, buen provecho!—John Vollertsen


Claudia Villela Quartet Ou tpOst p e r fOr m a nce spac e

J u ly 1 3 :

Tootie Heath, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street Trio Ou tpOst p e r fOr m a nce spac e

J u ly 1 8 :

Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9 H i l a n d t H e ate r

J u ly 2 0 :

Bumble Bee’s Jazz All Stars— with Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lewis Nash, and more tHe lensic

J u ly 2 3 & 2 4 :

Omar Sosa’s Quarteto AfroCubano Ou tpOst p e r fOr m a nce spac e

J u ly 2 5 :

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project with Lizz Wright, Gretchen Parlato, Grace Kelly, Tia Fuller, and Rachel Z tHe lensic

J u ly 2 6 :

NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison tHe lensic

For more information and tickets:

NewMexicoJazzFestival.org 505-988-1234 · www.TicketsSantaFe.org

211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe

The Lensic is a nonprofit, member-supported organization.


Service charges apply at all points of purchase.

Il Piatto

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taste of downtown S anta F e ’ s finest dining e x periences Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.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. Fusing Southwestern and Argentinean flavors to create a unique dining experience. Live entertainment Saturday evenings with Jesus Bas. Alfresco dining available, spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. Special patio menu offered with full bar and wine menus. Private dining also available.

Grenet’s elegant and refreshing cuisine combining classic French culinary techniques with Southwestern flavors and ingredients. L’Olivier is a welcome addition to the downtown Santa Fe gourmet scene where one enjoys fine dining in a relaxed, vibrant ambience. Lunch Tuesday–Saturday 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner Monday–Thursday 5:30 pm–9:30 pm, Friday–Saturday 5:00 pm–10 pm. Closed Sundays.

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531 505-984-7915, innatloretto.com

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

Rio Chama

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 threecourse lunch: $16.95. Three-course late-night dining: $25.14, 9–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm and 9–10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. Wednesdays 50% off select bottles of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

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 800 labels and 20 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. Rio Chama offers a mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to more than 100 guests, and offer several accommodations. Open daily 11 am–close.

San Q Japanese Sushi & Tapas El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com

A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com

Chef-owned with “made by hand,” eclectic, innovative international cuisine, and 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 pm. Introducing in July: lunch Wednesday–Saturday 11 am–2 pm.

La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com

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


229 Galisteo St, 505-989-1919 loliviersantafe.com

L’Olivier Restaurant features acclaimed Chef Xavier

31 Burro Alley, 505-992-0304 sanqrestaurant.com

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, San Q resides in a quaint adobe building with an interior that fuses concepts from both New Mexican and Japanese design. But the ambience is not the only apsect that illustrates richness; the cuisine presents a delectable array of tapas and sushi that complement the scenic location. Using authentic Hatch chile and rich New Mexican salsa, San Q is inspired by the local culture and boasts avant-garde and enticing cuisine that will send you back for more. Enjoy delectable yellowtail tartar at the sushi bar or fire steak and sake on the patio. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, closed for lunch on Sundays. Reservations welcome. Check Facebook and OpenTable.


231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com

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

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John Rippel U.S.A. POP Gallery Spencer Herr, Portrait Pushing Black, acrylic on birch, 24 x 36" Celebrating our seventh anniversary in 2014, POP Gallery features contemporary and new brow established and emerging artists from around the world. Our vision is rooted in providing art lovers with a thought-provoking alternative. Rising from the underground world of tattooing, graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealist artists, the art showcased feeds off the blend of influences and energies well cemented in today's culture. Current exhibition: Spencer Herr, Staying Brave, June 1–30. Self-taught artist Spencer Herr passionately creates compelling works which often center on the social and cultural impacts of religious and philosophical ideas. Layers of acrylic, crudely scratched lines, and deftly drawn/painted details construct his figurative images. 125 Lincoln Ave (new location next to the New Mexico History Museum), 505-820-0788 artinfo@popsantafe.com, popsantafe.com

From the exotic to the whimsical, our artistic creations are in sterling, gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones, and leather. We are located at 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, between San Francisco and Water Streets, just outside the La Fonda Hotel. Stop by today. 111 Old Santa Fe Trl 505-986-9115, johnrippel.com facebook.com/sterlingsantafe

Santa Fe Art Collector Toney Redman, Tribal Mask, copper and steel, 36 x 11 x 10" A unique process using a plasma cutter, extreme temperature, textures, and patinas transforms copper and steel into amazing works of art that look like wood, bone, and leather, or natural materials. 217 Galisteo St, 505-988-5545 santafeartcollector.com

Pablo Milan Gallery Pablo Milan, River’s Edge, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60" Located just a few blocks off of the Plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art. Come by and see the latest works by New Mexican artist Pablo Milan, renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, abstract artists Jennifer Lindberg and Len, contemporary artist Nancy Hillis, Lakota/Sioux artist Don Brewer Wakpa, and sculptors Jess Davila and Kevin Sears. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285 pablomilanart@earthlink.net pablomilangallery.com 30


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

Real Deal Collection Authentic Pre-Owned Luxury Consignment We buy, sell, and trade-in authentic handbags and accessories from designers including Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, and more... Visit our boutique across the street from the Sandoval Municipal Parking Garage or shop online anytime! 223 W San Francisco St 505-795-5979 realdealcollection.com

Joe Wade Fine Art Arlene LaDell Hayes, Winner's Circle, mixed media, 8 x 8" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year-round. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727, joewadefineart.com

Windsor Betts Michael Wright, Tidal Pools, mixed media on board, 44 x 33" “Michael is a natural painter...he was born that way.”—Willem de Kooning Michael Fitzhugh Wright began developing the Fitzhugh Technique in 1990. It is a combination of abstract expressionism, realism, cubism and the mystical. Wright assisted de Kooning in his East Hampton studio in the 1960s. He moved in 1986 from the East Coast to Santa Fe, where he continues to paint on a daily basis. Whether abstract expressionist or color field, the compositions are bold and exhibit the gestural use of black lines. Wright skillfully abstracts natural forms with compelling color relationships and compositions of stunning visual impact. Meet Michael Wright on Friday, June 27. Reception 5 to 7 pm. 143 Lincoln at Marcy, 505-820-1234 windsorbetts.com

Charlotte Fine Jewelry Spring blossoms made of hammered gold and silver and mother-of-pearl, accentuated with gorgeous precious gems in ever changing combinations to be worn in rings, pendants or cuffs. Come play with us and let your creativity flow abundantly. One of a kind interchangeable fine jewelry from Germany. Call us for a catalog or visit us on line. 66 E San Francisco St, 505-660-8614, charlotteshop.com

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Cos Bar

The Cos Bar started as a single store by Lily Garfield more than a quarter of a century ago in the beautiful resort town of Aspen, Colorado. We carry products based on their results—makeup in the latest colors and long-wear technology; skin care to match your concerns; fragrances to make your own personal statement; bath and body supplies in luxurious textures and fragrances; men’s lines using lighter, non-greasy moisturizing textures; and accessories in the trendiest fashions and home fragrances. 128 W Water St, 505-984-2676, cosbar.com

Turquoise Butterfly

Rainbow Man

The total art experience: different types of premier art are located in this large historic building! Nowhere else in Santa Fe will you find this selection of jewelry, pottery, clothing, gallery art, and gifts. Check out our amazing turquoise-inlaid furniture and pool tables. Stroll through our building adorned with mosaic tile and old world doors! Plus we have a beautiful courtyard with the largest outdoor deck where you can “Eat, Drink, & Shop”—a must-see when in Santa Fe! 149 E Alameda (75 steps downstream from the Inn at the Loretto), 505-982-9277 turquoise-butterfly.com

Since 1945 Fine Native American pawn jewelry, contemporary jewelry, pottery, folk art, original photographs, photogravures, goldtones by Edward S. Curtis, vintage Mexican jewelry, collectible Hispanic folk art and fine crafts. Featuring paintings by Tom Russell, folk art by Ron Rodriquez, and jewelry by Angie Owen and Steven Tiffany. 107 E Palace Ave 505-982-8706 rainbomn@aol.com rainbowman.com

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

Marisa's Millefiori A boutique floral studio that fuses European Elegance with a Modern Twist. Designing with exquisite blooms is our passion. 221 E DeVargas St (behind San Miguel's church), 505-984-1005 m@apassionflower.com apassionflower.com 32


Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe NM (Next to Historical Santa Fe Plaza) “El Santero” by 2014 CHM Poster Artist Amado Peña

Santa Fe Convention Center 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe NM Join us for music, hors d'oeuvres and award presentations. Free to the public.

For information call Robb Rael 505-424-6996 www.contemporaryhispanicmarketinc.com All events are free to the public

J I M VOG E L New Paintings, July 18 – 31, 2014 in Santa Fe Artist Reception: Friday, July 18th from 5 – 7pm

La Resurrección, oil on canvas panel with hand-carved and gold leafed frame, 58" h x 48" w

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Mark White Fine Art Mark White, Twilight Deeper, oil on panel, 36 x 36"

Mary McIntyre Mary McIntyre, Tis’ of Thee, studio tinted polymer emulsion on canvas, 50 x 84" “The act of painting is transformational for me, and if it works, then it can also be a kind of mantra for all to access, to see and feel, to open one’s heart. That’s its purpose, to be a point of entry into deeper personal meaning.” Originally from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, McIntyre holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Pratt Institute. She was successfully active in the 80s and 90s in the New York art world. New to Santa Fe, McIntyre has created a new body of work on view at the Santa Fe Studio Tour, June 28-29, or call for an appointment to visit Mary’s studio any time. See MaryMcIntyre.com for details. marymcintyre.com

Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden to experience bliss with jd Hansen’s stunning figurative bronzes. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Ethan & Mark White, and Charles Veilleux, among others. We look forward to your visit! 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073, markwhitefineart.com

Indigo Gallery InArt Gallery Richard Prather, Caja del Rio Canyon, Best of Show: Plein Air Santa Fe 2013, oil, 10 x 16" Second Annual Plein Air Santa Fe Exhibition & Sale Paintings for this exhibit will be created during the week of June 8 by 49 accomplished artists painting at scenic locations in and around Santa Fe. The public is welcome to see the artists in action, and encouraged to attend the opening reception. Opening reception on Friday, June 13, 5–7 pm. Exhibition will run through Sunday, July 6. 219 Delgado St, 505-983-6537, InArtSantaFe.com, PAPNM.org

Jill Shwaiko, Some Stars Came Down to Light Their Way, oil on canvas, 40 x 40" Located in the heart of the village of Madrid on the Turquoise Trail, Hwy 14, just 20 minutes south of Santa Fe, Indigo Gallery is a “must see” established gallery featuring the full collection of Jill Shwaiko’s sculptures and paintings. Guaranteed to lighten your mood with humor, beauty, and color, Jill’s paintings and sculpture speak to the viewer in their own unique way. Don’t miss the relaxing garden with its wonderful combination of rock, water and bronze sheep. The collection also features emerging, as well as established artists, including Carole LaRoche, Brad Price, Lori Daniels, Kat Sawyer, Jane Cassidy and Lanna Keller. Please come visit and enjoy! Open Daily 10 am–5 pm. 2854 State Highway 14, Unit D, Madrid, NM 87010 505-438-6202, indigoartgallery.com june/july 2014

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Dancing Ladies

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art


Michelle Chrisman, Sunbeam and Sunflowers, oil, 20 x 16" Wilder Nightingale Fine Art has helped new and seasoned art collectors acquire original art since 1991. The gallery represents more than 35 leading and regional artists. The works are eclectic, from traditional landscapes in oil, pastel, and watercolor to a selection of contemporary and abstract styles. Some of the leading artists represented are Peggy Immel, Stephen Day, and 2006 New Mexico’s Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts recipient Rory Wagner. 119 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571 575-758-3255, wnightingale.com

Marc Howard Custom Jewelry Design Studio

Exquisite Art to Wear One of the most interesting boutiques in Santa Fe, it is very difficult to describe Dancing Ladies in only a few words. Everything we sell is tailor-made and one of a kind. Come see our unique museum textiles re-purposed into amazing wearable garments. New location: 225 Canyon Rd #3 505-988-1100

Hand-crafted earrings in 18 kt gold set with Mediterranean coral cabochons Santa Fe’s premier master goldsmith creates custom designs in high-karat golds and platinum, expertly set with diamonds and colored gemstones. Exquisite craftsmanship, refined creativity, and stellar customer service combine to give you the ultimate experience in exceptional jewelry design. 328 S Guadalupe St, Ste E (entrance on Montezuma) 505-820-1080, info@marc-howard.com marc-howard.com

Zappitell Studio Brenda Hope Zappitell, Shades Of Thailand, acrylic with cold wax on panel, 50 x 50" Contemporary abstract expressionist artist Brenda Hope Zappitell creates works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Her work can be found in both private and public collections, as well as acclaimed galleries. She maintains a studio in Santa Fe and Delray Beach, Florida. 561-886-8611, artisthope@aol.com, zappitellstudio.com 102


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“Art, like acting, is a powerful form of communication,” says Amy Stein. In 2007, the portraitist found herself at the intersection of those expressions when a production company commissioned three pieces for the set of a then-obscure TV pilot. As Stein later discovered, the pieces were portraits of the characters Walter, Walter Jr., and Skyler White, and the TV pilot was Breaking Bad, which became a cultural phenomenon. Stein’s portraits went on to appear in the Museum of the Moving Image, but the pieces represent only part of her more than 30-year career. The Bronx, New York, transplant understood the power of portraiture at age 9, when she drew her own face. “I felt at that moment that I had drawn myself into existence,” she says. With an MFA from the City University of New York in hand, Stein went on to capture high drama as a courtroom sketch artist, create poster images for Santa Fe’s Indian Market and the city’s 400thanniversary celebration, exhibit at weekend summer shows with the Santa Fe Society of Artists, and instruct both children and adults. Her private workshops, she says, focus on “healing the self,” as Stein sees the psychological and artistic implications of the self-image as intertwined. One bit of proof: In the final episode of Breaking Bad [possible spoiler alert], Skyler White, now in a paltry apartment with only her most prized possessions, has kept the family portraits that preserve the life that once was. —Ashley M. Biggers

Above: Walter White Portrait on the Set of Breaking Bad (Bryan Cranston), charcoal and pastel on paper, 18 x 24". Left: The Angel, gouache on watercolor paper, 22 x 30".

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in living color by Eve Tolpa photographs by Kate Russell

an extensive remodel makes an Eastside home pop

concrete block, and frame construction—a style best described as “classic Santa Fe hybrid.” “We had an old property that had been built over a series of decades by different people,” explains Will Prull of Prull Custom Builders, the project’s contractor. There were plenty of structural quirks and inconsistencies that had to be addressed (different floor levels from room to room, varying ceilings heights, counterintuitive layouts), but there were also a lot of what Spencer calls “cottage aspects,” such as the gingerbread detailing on the front portal. Her overriding concern was to keep those elements intact, along with the other distinct markers of place. “The thing that makes Santa Fe completely unique from other cities in America is the architectural continuity, from the Pueblo to the Territorial [styles],” the homeowner says. Otherwise, these houses “could be The front portal (left) retains some of the original home’s “cottage detailing,” such as the gingerbread flourishes. New windows and French doors brightened the dining room (below), which was expanded to accommodate an impressive dining set.


nyone who visits Sally Spencer at her exquisitely remodeled Eastside home is immediately struck by two things: her love of color and her sense of humor. “I call this Hat Hallway,” Spencer says of the foyer, which showcases artwork featuring characters—human and otherwise—wearing assorted headgear. A painting of a cowgirl she found at McLarry Modern on Canyon Road hangs above a witty wicker bench flanked by two brightly hued, sombrero-clad figures. The one on the left, with skeletal hands, is Elvis (“because he’s dead,” Spencer notes dryly); the fleshier fellow on the right is Humberto. A chromolithograph by an early photographer contemporary to Edward Curtis hangs on one wall. “Look at how handsome he was,” Spencer says of its subject, a Sioux named Good Eagle. “Jiminy Christmas!” A native of Oklahoma, Spencer moved to Santa Fe in 1999 after visiting her parents here for two decades. She bought her current house in March 2012 and immediately embarked upon an extensive renovation that wrapped up in May 2013. The home, which likely dates to 1945, was made of adobe, 110


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A cheerful Santa Fe–blue door greets visitors at the comfortable and inviting front portal of Sally Spencer’s Eastside home. Working with architect Craig Hoopes, Prull Custom Builders renovated the ca. 1945-built residence.

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Cobalt blue stools pop in the bright kitchen, which earned Prull Custom Builders the Excellence in Remodeling Award for Best Kitchen in the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s 2014 Remodelers Showcase.

The inscription above the fireplace in the comfortable, eclectic living room (right) aptly translates to “Oh, what bliss!” Vibrant, colorful textiles warm the master bedroom (right, bottom).

in Pasadena, Omaha—you wouldn’t know the difference.” “It’s about respecting what’s there,” says Craig Hoopes of Hoopes + Associates Architects, who drafted the remodel plans for the main house after also designing the property’s lovely guesthouse, which was built in 2005. The pine floors in the living room, for example, were in good shape but needed some lightening up. Blonde wood now extends throughout most of the house. Similarly, a stained-glass window in the office was preserved, as was the original front door, which now hangs in the powder room. For the interior walls Spencer wanted “cheerful, light-reflecting colors,” and that’s exactly what she got: fresh and unobtrusive custards, lilacs, and azures that provide an ideal backdrop for her time-period-and-continent-spanning furnishings and artwork. Following her own “hard-bitten rule” of collecting (which states that any high-quality item that is the product of human creativity will complement any other), Spencer’s philosophy plays out in every room in the house. In the den, Depression-era paintings by Kiowa artists are juxtaposed against a Black Forest table and chair set. A living room cabinet supports both a Chinese footbath and 112


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“The thing that makes Santa Fe completely unique from other cities in America is the architectural continuity, from the Pueblo to the Territorial styles,” says homeowner Sally Spencer. a majolica tureen Spencer hand-carried back from England. “These things are having a conversation with each other,” the homeowner says, noting that a number of pieces came from her parents, who were also collectors. After removing barriers to what is now an expansive backyard, Spencer made a point to preserve as much existing exterior foliage as she could. And given that the property is so close to the Old Santa Fe Trail, she posits that the piñons out back “are old enough that they might have been juveniles” when the road was the main thoroughfare west. The kitchen overlooking those trees is a cheerful yellow. Combined with carefully chosen backsplash tile from Allbright & Lockwood (who also advised on lighting and 114


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Reds and blues provide the perfect amount of accent color in the living room (above, left), while in the master bath (here and above right), ornate gilded mirrors, seafoam glass tile, a sumptuous tub, and drop-chandelier wall sconces create an ultra-feminine look.

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bathroom tiling), clean white cabinetry by Trade West Cabinet Shop, and sublime granite countertops from J. Harris Marble and Granite, the room’s overall effect is at once sleek and homey. A large wood carving that originally hung in the kitchen now graces a wall in the high-ceilinged master bedroom, which opens up to a cozy backyard portal and a fireplace. The adjacent master bath is decked out in shimmery mermaid colors, and Spencer’s closet is roomy enough to comfortably fit exercise equipment in addition to her wardrobe. (“I said to Craig Hoopes, ‘Just keep making it bigger.’”) She placed the laundry facilities behind the master suite, because “that’s where the sheets are, that’s where the towels are, that’s where the clothes are.” This past spring the house won four Excellence in Remodeling awards in the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s Remodelers Showcase: Best Kitchen; Outstanding Presentation; the 2014 Grand Award for Best Whole House Remodel; and a new category created specifically for the property, Most Livable. Livability is a notoriously subjective term, but in Prull’s opinion it involves elements like traffic flow, lighting, and the relation of views to rooms. Ultimately, Prull says, what matters is that the space “is enjoyable. It’s comfortable. It makes you feel at ease.” The home definitely fits that description, due in large part to the high level of involvement of its owner in the renovation process. Says Hoopes of the project, “We had a client who was willing to re-examine how the whole house worked.” Spencer recalls that when her friends started coming by to see her new place, they said, “Oh, Sally, it looks so much like you.” What could be more livable than that?

In the foyer, colorful folk art and textiles adorn the cream-colored plaster walls. In the background, “Elvis” takes a siesta in “Hat Hallway.”

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welcome home, Christopher Lowell the celebrated interior designer brings his latest innovations to Santa Fe Before there was HGTV, there was Christopher Lowell, an interior designer who plied humor and know-how to inspire homeowners to take charge of their spaces via TV shows like Interior Motives and The Christopher Lowell Show. The Emmy Award–winning host and author of six best-selling lifestyle books began spending time in Santa Fe a few years ago and started exploring the Internet as a content-delivery platform for design enlightenment via YouTube, blogs, and social media. After officially setting down roots here, Lowell began incubating an idea that’s poised to revolutionize home how-to once again. Set to launch in 2015, My Lifestyle Hub will cater to dual-income, hyper-tasking couples who are jointly making style decisions for their home—a demographic Lowell says most retailers overlook. A website and complimentary mobile app will include videos of real-life design consultations, behind-the-scenes footage, and retail components. In this new endeavor, Lowell has found a partner in Reside Home, a local boutique home and lifestyle showroom opened in December 2013 and headed by designer and retail expert Jeff Fenton, graphic designer Chris Martinez, and realtor Kendra Henning. Here, Lowell will meet clients, film videos, and develop design concepts for My Lifestyle Hub. For those eager to take advantage of Lowell’s expertise in advance of the hub’s launch, Lowell has already begun conducting one-on-one design consultations in the showroom.—Ashley M. Biggers

Santa Fe style, reinterpreted Santa Fe style has long been a reflection of Moorish/Spanish influences with Western and Native American twists. Lowell’s vision for the next generation of Santa Fe style, as noted in his tips below, reflects the melting pot of cultures and creative pursuits of those who live here. “If Santa Fe stands for anything, it’s self expression,” Lowell says. Consider architecture and landscape. By virtue of being in Santa Fe, your home already has Santa Fe style—it’s out your panoramic window and imbued in each viga. Choose interior decor selectively to enhance, not overwhelm, this picturesque scene. Together these elements will make a statement. “When in doubt, ask yourself, ‘Is this object something that tells my story accurately, and is it classic enough to work no matter where I live?’” Lowell says. Make your choices luxurious enough for her yet tailored enough for him. For example, Lowell suggests choosing furnishings with sumptuous fabrics but also sleek, architectural lines. Don’t ignore your personal style. Lowell guides clients to identify one of four lifestyles or attitudes: town, country, city, and shore. Defining the lifestyle that most resonates with you will help build confidence as you make style choices, he says. Santa Fe style can be interpreted through each of these lenses— even if, as Lowell’s Reside Home colleague Kendra Henning jokes, the “shore” is more appropriately called an “arroyo.” Create an authentic space. Newcomers to Santa Fe may eagerly embrace rolled-arm leather couches, cowhide rugs, and romanticized photographs of cowboys, but this enthusiasm can fade. Choose pieces that represent your life and style before— and perhaps after—your life in Santa Fe, Lowell says, and allow them to reflect international influences. Jeff Fenton, another Reside Home partner, points out that Santa Fe Trail travelers brought wares from all over the country and the world to the City Different. Your style can also reflect this eclecticism. Mix, don’t match. Combine materials and styles to make a statement, Lowell says. For example, you might look for a liveedge wooden table with steel legs that blends rusticity and modernity, Or choose a traditionally fine material, such as marble, but pick a rustic finish that lends itself to Santa Fe style.

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Choose solids or classic geometric prints for investment pieces. “Geometrics don’t date the piece. That’s the secret to longevity,” says Lowell. That’s not to say that geometric references can’t have regional flair; many evoke Navajo motifs. You can also play with scale. An overblown houndstooth or ikat brings freshness to those classic designs. Change out pillows, not the entire couch, to create new visual interest. Don’t miss Christopher Lowell’s design column in the August/September issue of the Santa Fean.


Play with color. The first of Lowell’s seven layers of design, which he touted on his TV shows and in print, is paint and architecture. Begin with color here. Santa Fe style means earthy hues, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid vibrant shades, he notes. Choose wall paint colors with muted, dusty hues to make them more neutral. Bring in vibrant shades in accents only.

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Antiques from Spain, France, Morocco, and other countries are displayed in Mediterránia’s showroom. Far right: A hand-painted tequila set, urn, and platter from Uriarte Talavera in Puebla, Mexico, is carried exclusively in the Southwest by Mediterránia.

When Marc Galante began selling Spanish antiques in Santa Fe in 1994, he had no idea that his business would grow into the popular home furnishings store now known as Mediterránia. Galante’s extensive connections in Southern Europe, cultivated during decades of living and doing business in the region, have given him access to an array of furniture from the late 15th through the 19th century as well as decorative accessories and other home-related items—all of which he sells at Mediterránia. Antique mirrors, tables, chests, and cabinets are displayed alongside high-quality Spanish Colonial and Southern European reproductions that have been masterfully crafted by Peruvian artisans out of reclaimed walnut, cedar, pine, and cachimbo hardwood. “If a customer loves a particular antique that I’ve already sold, I can send a photo of it to Peru and have a beautiful reproduction made,” Galante says. Last October, Galante, whose customers include interior designers and architects as well as individual clients, relocated Mediterránia from San Francisco Street to Galisteo Street. “I love this block,” Galante says. “It has well-established business owners, and I think it’s the best commercial block in Santa Fe.” Another advantage of the new location is that, with airy, spacious, highceilinged rooms (in which items like huge doors and gates can be displayed), Mediterránia’s current showroom can accommodate much more inventory than its previous one did, including a line of hand-painted Uriarte Talavera earthenware (for which Galante has a Southwest exclusive) and several accessory lines Galante recently developed himself. In July, Galante will host various events celebrating his 20 years of doing business in Santa Fe. For more information, visit mediterraniaantiques.com.

An oversized 18th century Shipibo pot from Peru and colorful chain-stitch and Oaxacan wool rugs flank handcrafted Spanish Colonial furniture and accessories. Detail of a copper swirl in one of Mediterránia’s glass platters from Spain

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This six-bedroom, six-bathroom Upper Canyon Road home is defined by its elegant, European-manor-type touches, beginning with the big ballroom doors that lead into an oversized living room. French doors open onto a portal and a roof deck, and the view from the dining room (which features a beautiful custom fireplace—one of four in the house) takes in the swimming pool and hot tub as well as the mountains in the distance. The kitchen is filled with top-of-the-line appliances, the master suite is luxuriously outfitted with his-and-hers baths, the walk-in closets are rooms unto themselves, and a wine cellar makes the space perfect for entertaining. An office (or guest room) offers wraparound views. List price: $5 million Contact: Paul McDonald, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-780-1008, sothebysrealty.com, paul.mcdonald@sothebyshomes.com





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A solar electrical station on this custombuilt home’s 12-plus-acre property powers the entire residence, and the result speaks for itself: Last year the owners’ utility bills totaled $174, and PNM paid them back about $1,200. The property offers panoramic mountain views in every direction, while an open-concept design inside the home creates an ideal space for entertaining. Cooking is a particular joy in the chef’s kitchen, which features granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and beautiful custom cabinetry. The huge master suite opens onto an inviting sunroom, while the master bath includes a soaking tub and shower. The home also features a hot tub and an enclosed dog run. List price: $890,000 Contact: Mindy DeMott, Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, 505-501-2706, 505-988-7285, coldwellbanker.com

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shake it up Perhaps no other dining tradition signals the arrival of summer in New Mexico like sitting outside under our crystalline blue skies and polishing off a fat green chile hamburger with a side of fries. It’s no surprise, therefore, that savvy carnivores and burgerphiles are heading en masse to Shake Foundation to deliciously usher in the warm-weather season. Founder Brian Knox, whose previous forays into Santa Fe’s food scene include Café Escalara and Agua Santa, took his time opening the to-go and outdoor eatery, but the wait was well worth it. The all-natural, hand-formed beef patties are plump and juicy and sized in such a way that while one might be enough, two would be better. Exotic toppings—like the cured fatback delicacy called lardo—alert your palate that this is no ordinary snack shack. There are lamb, turkey, and portobello burgers available for the non-beef-eating crowd, while the fried oyster sandwich—dressed with a fiery red-chile mayo that would make a Cajun weep with joy—lingered on my tongue and in my memory for days. Save room for the insanely rich Taos Cow Ice Cream–based shakes (the lavender-flavored one was a delicious surprise) and the skinny fries with their addictive crunchiness. Diets be damned; well-fed is sexy!—John Vollertsen


Shake Foundation, 631 Cerrillos, 505-988-8992 shakefoundation.com

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love and hunger pangs a new chef reignites Santacafé

Pan-seared halibut is dressed with a rich chile-balsalmic glaze.



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Santacafé’s pork osso buco features a wild mushroom demi-glace and is served atop spicy green-chile mashed potatoes.

In Chef Fernando Ruiz, Santacafé has unleashed a secret weapon. disappoint. I returned Down Under with tales of the dishes that wowed me, and my coworkers and I tried to re-create them to no avail. When I moved here I sought employment in the dining room; that never panned out, but I became a loyal fan. Over the years, friends worked there, roommates worked there, and it became the place where you took your out-of-town guests and celebrated special occasions. My friends and I hung out at the bar, practically living on the fabulous crispy calamari and spring rolls. Santacafé always felt chic yet casual—like Cheers with class. As other hot spots sprouted up, I visited less often, stopping in when word of a new chef buzzed around town. If the service didn’t seem quite as sharp or the food quite as special, I surmised it wasn’t so much management’s culpability but rather partly my fault for loving greener pastures. (I was cheating on Santacafé!) In early May, I served as a judge at a fundraiser, and a new chef was there representing the famous restaurant. With confident aplomb he knocked the socks off his competitors, serving a stunning chocolateribbon-enrobed chocolate mousse that took first prize. In Chef Fernando Ruiz, Santacafé had unleashed a secret weapon. I couldn’t wait to see how he affected the whole menu. Ruiz’s spunk and enthusiasm has permeated the entire staff. He’s cocky, but in a completely charming way. His big smile and bigger laugh are symptoms of confidence in his cooking. Ruiz intimates to me that Santacafé’s owners have given him free rein in the kitchen, and it shows. I’m reminded of the saying “If you love someone, set them free.” You still have to start off with the famous calamari; its wispy battering and hot-sweet-salty-sour dipping sauce make it the

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One of my favorite love songs asks the lyrical question “How do you keep the music playing? How do you make it last? How do you keep the song from fading too fast?” Long-term working relationships can share the same challenges as long-term romantic ones: How do you keep things fresh? How do you avoid the monotony that can come from doing the same things year after year? And, when you’re no longer the new kid on the block, does familiarity breed contempt? At Santacafé, owners Judith Ebbinghaus and Robert Morean Chef Fernando Ruiz have managed to weather 31 years in an industry that sees more fatalities than success stories. I commend their tenacity at keeping on; it can be an ego-buster to go from hot to not-so-hot. My love affair with this trendsetting eatery began long before I moved to Santa Fe. During my first trip to town, while I was living in Sydney, Australia, everyone told me Santacafé was a must-visit destination, and my meal didn’t

ultimate umami celebration. Wild gulf shrimp tempura comes with a tart Chimayó red chile sauce. (Ruiz was born in Phoenix but raised in Sonora, Mexico, so he knows his chiles.) I love the simplicity of a salad dressed only in olive oil and lemon, which allows the flavor of the greens to shine through. Tequila lime– marinated bay scallop ceviche with avocado mousse is a classy spin on the South American standard. Thyme-scented petite New Zealand lamb chops with peppery arugula and ancho pesto are fork-tender and luscious. The pork osso buco is a clever, tasty twist on the veal classic, enriched with a wild mushroom demi-glace and served teetering on a pile of spicy green-chile mashed potatoes. Yum! Pan-seared halibut with a chile balsamic glaze is requisitely meaty and rich, while vegetarians will love the quinoa-stuffed poblano relleno with chipotle crema. The extensive wine list offers choices in all price ranges. A crisp Caposaldo Prosecco is a festive way to celebrate the warmer weather, especially when enjoyed on the prettiest terrace in town. My companions and I followed it with an inky Norton Reserva Malbec from Argentina that was perfect with the main courses and melded fabulously with the restaurant’s award-winning mousse. And oh, that mousse is topped with blood orange sauce, caramelized pineapple glaze, Grand Marnier whipped cream, and red chile candied pecans. Sometimes it’s worth gilding the lily. Santacafé set the tone for Santa Fe style three decades ago. Its minimalist decor is still both modern and definitive. And with the addition of Chef Ruiz, I’m in love all over again.—JV

king of the hill Epazote reigns supreme at its new Hillside location Epazote is a fragrant, pungent herb native to both Central and South America as well as parts of Mexico. Though celebrated for its medicinal properties, it’s epazote’s powerful notes of anise, fennel, and tarragon that make it so popular in the kitchen. It’s therefore not surprising that Chef Fernando Olea chose Epazote as the name of his gourmet restaurant, which he recently relocated from the Guadalupe district to the stretch of Old Las Vegas Highway that winds toward Eldorado. Although Olea’s other eatery, the popular Bert’s Burger Bowl, may fund his more upmarket endeavors, at Epazote on the Hillside he leaves the simplicity of a burger stand behind to dabble and experiment with the ingredients and tastes of his native Mexico. Here he is known for authentic Mexican dishes that burst with flavor and just might contain healing properties to boot. The new setting, in a former greenhouse, is a perfect fit—greenery and great flavors go hand-in-hand. If El Niño brings its promised hot summer, the cool vegetal dining room tucked at the back of Hillside’s shop and gallery will be a welcome respite. (Do take some time to peruse the shop and gallery space; it’s a unique blend of home wares and art goods—a provocative hodgepodge of items that are fun to explore.) As you head back toward the restaurant, there’s a cozy coffee-and-tea bar if you just

Epazote diners can choose mouthwatering appetizers cooked right at the table.

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Chef Fernando Olea’s signature lechón con mole poblano dish

Chef Fernando Olea and cook Laura Meniktos


want a cuppa and a snack, but the full bill of fare is too intriguing to pass up. Epazote’s menu is laid out in a unique fashion: rather than traditional courses, elements of the meal are listed alongside accompanying cooking styles, with sauces and sides separate. Another clever facet is the appetizer section called Botanas, where diners choose from a list of proteins that they then cook on a hot stone right at their table. Slender slices of beef, lamb, pork, duck, shrimp, salmon, and tuna are served up with a selection of infused oils, salsas, and aiolis for dipping, accompanied by a pile of warm fresh corn tortillas. It’s fun to mix and match flavors while you create your own combos; each new bite is a tasty surprise. The sauces span the spectrum of intensity, from a simple sage and white pepper oil to a yummy balsamic guava reduction and a puckering chimichurri—my companions


and I loved them all. Salads are creative, with a table favorite featuring dried cranberries, blue cheese, and caramelized spicy pecans dressed with an intriguing chocolate vinaigrette. There’s a rich, zippy green chile stew that reminded us that Chef Olea knows his New Mexican cookery, too, with the house signature mole sauce not to be missed. It’s a fun menu to play around with; when I take braver guests we’ll try the chapulines (grasshoppers) or the corn fungus called cuitacoche, which is prized south of the border. A trio of perfectly smooth and creamy flans, flavored with guava, vanilla, and chocolate, is a cooling, satisfying dessert on a summer’s day. At press time, Epazote is open for lunch only, Thursday to Tuesday, but dinner hours and a beer and wine license are in the works. I look forward to returning for a nice crisp sauvignon blanc to pair with my grasshoppers!—JV

Ah, the joys of summer in Santa Fe. Tailgating at the opera, dining outdoors on the patios of our worldclass restaurants, grabbing a to-go meal from one of the food trucks scattered around town. No wonder our city is regularly labeled a culinary destination—and it’s a tag we wear with pride. As soon as the temperature hit above 60 degrees, I set out to explore the newest moveable feasts in town. First I ventured to Bambini’s Steaks & Hoagies at St. Francis and Mercer to sample the much-gossiped-about Philly steak sandwich. I opted to forgo the offer of Cheese Whiz as my queso of choice and settled instead for provolone, which nicely glued together the tender shards of seared beef that quickly spilled out of the soft, cushy bun. (Don’t eat this in the car—especially a lease!) It was worth the mess and every calorie, but even better were the perfectly crunchy onion rings, which I proclaim the best in town—no, the best in the state; no, the best I’ve ever had! At Bang Bite, across from the Roundhouse, I gorged on the Lord Pork Sammie with pulled pork, bacon, ham, and asadero. (I know how this sandwich it got its name: Lord knows it’s delicious!) There are many more options cropping up everywhere, and I can see it now: The parking lot of the Santa Fe Opera, opening night of Carmen. Tables gussied up with candelabras and white linen, spread with tacos, burritos, burgers, hoagies, and more. The true, new Santa Fe style!—JV

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The Ranch House

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

Cowgirl BBQ

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

Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquite-smoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to Tex-Mex, CajunCreole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Open seven days a week: 11:30 am–midnight during the week and 11 am on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.

The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com

Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-2233, docmartinsrestaurant.com Doc Martin’s Restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Executive Chef Zippy White designs cuisine and sources ingredients that respect region and season. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” Award of Excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features free live music nightly. Lunch 11 am–3 pm; dinner 5–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

Midtown Bistro

901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121 midtownbistrosf.com

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

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

Plaza Cafe Southside 3466 Zafarano, 505-424-0755 plazacafesouth.com

Enjoy more than 100 years of tradition. Plaza Cafe Southside, the sister restaurant to the famous Plaza Cafe downtown, delights both tourists and locals with delicious, regional diner cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, friendly, but upscale atmosphere. Huevos rancheros, margaritas, breakfast all day; yummy fresh house-baked goods and the chef’s imaginative specials. Plaza Cafe Southside has something for everyone. If you don’t know the Plaza Cafe Southside, you don’t know Santa Fe! Monday–Thursday 7 am–10 pm; Saturday 8 am–10 pm, Sunday 8 am–9 pm.

Rancho de Chimayó

300 Santa Fe County Road 98 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 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. Breakfast on weekends. Online store is now open!

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen 1512 Pacheco, 505-795-7383 sweetwatersf.com

Centrally located in the Design District of Pacheco Park, Sweetwater serves as an oasis where Santa Feans gather to be nourished and inspired. The global eclectic menu is sustainably and locally sourced when available, with many gluten-free and vegetarian items. New Mexico’s first Wine on Tap system supplies an SIP-certified by-the-glass selection, in addition to craft brews on tap. Breakfast features gourmet coffees and classic items like baked eggs with crème fraîche and herbs, as well as lemon ricotta spelt pancakes made from flour freshly milled on-site. Check out guest chef Kimnath Nou’s Thai Night on Wednesdays or the special $19 fixed-price three-course menu Thursdays–Saturdays.

Zia Diner

326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008 ziadiner.com

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers, and an amazing Happy Hour . . . See ya at the Zia! june/july 2014

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June June 4 Hugh Laurie. The actor who starred as Dr. Gregory House for eight seasons on TV is also an accomplished musician who’s played piano for most of his life and has multiple successful blues albums to his credit. $47–$79, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. June 7–8 Spring Festival & Children’s Fair. Sheep shearing, bread baking, and more. With games and interactive activities for kids. $6–$8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, golondrinas.org. June 11 Xavier Rudd. Globetrotting Australian musician Xavier Rudd mixes instruments, including guitars, didgeridoos, and percussions, for a distinct and unforgettable sound. $20, 7:30 pm, Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill, 37 Fire Pl, 505-780-8072, solofsantafe.com. June 14–15 Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Show. The 36th annual iteration benefits Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center, and features work from more than 200 national and Santa Fe artists. Free, 9 am–6 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, challengenewmexico.com. June 18–21 Rodeo de Santa Fe. Hundreds of contestants, including world champions, are expected for the 65th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe. $10–$148, Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo, 505-470-4300, rodeodesantafe.org. June 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 Steven Sondheim’s Follies. Santa Fe REP (Real Experience for Professionals) presents performances of the classic musical by the great American composer and lyricist. $20–$25, 7:30 pm (4 pm on Sundays), Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 505-629-6517, sfrep.org. June 27–29 Santa Fe Studio Tour. Fifty-eight Santa Fe artists open their studios to the public for this free, self-guided tour. Many artists will be giving demonstrations and speaking with visitors. 10 am–5 pm Saturday and Sunday (preview party Friday night from 5:30–7:30), various locations, santafestudiotour.com.



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July July 2–August 31 EntreFlamenco. Worldclass Spanish dance ignites an intimate theater setting in a series of performances by flamenco stars Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez. $25–$45, 8 pm nightly (except Tuesdays), The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N St. Francis, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza. For the 39th year, this annual Independence Day celebration will feature breakfast, a vintage car show, and arts and crafts. $8, 7 am–noon, Santa Fe Plaza, 505-919-9709, pancakesontheplaza.com. July 5 The Soulshine Tour. Michael Franti and Spearhead bring their music-and-yoga tour to Santa Fe. Franti and guest yoga teachers lead yoga sessions and acousticmusic jamming during the day, with a full concert at night featuring SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall. Yoga: $10–$20, concert: $44–$61, yoga starts at 3 pm, concert at 6 pm, Downs at Santa Fe, 27475 W Frontage, 505-471-3311, ticketssantafe.org. July 5–6 Santa Fe Wine Festival. An opportunity to sample New Mexico wines straight from the vintners, with food, music, and arts and crafts. $13 includes glass (teens $6, children free), noon–6 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, golondrinas.org. July 11 Winerowd Fine Art 10-Year Anniversary Reception. Winterowd Fine Art’s 18 artists will be present to mingle with art enthusiasts at a special reception to celebrate the gallery’s 10th anniversary. “It has been amazing to discover new artists and further their careers,” says gallery owner Karla Winterowd. “It has been wonderful to witness the delight of collectors and know we are making a significant contribution to their lives. We are proud to be here at the forefront of modern and contemporary art in Santa Fe.” Free, 5–7 pm, Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon, 505-992-8878, fineartsantafe.com. July 16 Is Time Travel Possible? Testing the “Grandfather Paradox.” If a time traveler went back in time and

killed his grandfather, wouldn’t that prevent his own existence? MIT Professor Seth Lloyd looks at “an alternative mode of time travel” in this installment of the Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture Series. Free, 7:30 pm, James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos, 505-476-6429, santafe.edu. July 19–20 ¡Viva Mexico! Enjoy music, art, and activities at this celebration of Mexican culture. $6–$8, 10 am–5 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, golondrinas.org. July 25 How Chile Came to New Mexico book signing. Illustrator Nicolás Otero, a Spanish Market artist, will be signing his latest illustrated history book, officially released that day, about the importance of Native Americans who defied danger to bring chile to New Mexico. Free, 2 pm, Palace of the Governors bookstore, 105 W Palace, 505-344-9382, lpdpress.com. July 26–28 Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts. An annual event with more than 130 booths featuring work by Hispanic New Mexican artists. Free, 8 am–5 pm, Lincoln Ave, 505-331-5162, contemporaryhispanicmarketinc.com.

Museums Through July 27 Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony. The best of groundbreaking artwork from Santa Fe’s formative artistic years of approximately 1915 to 1940. $6–$9 (kids free), New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 505-476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. Through July 27 Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan. An exhibition of traditional kites from various regions of Japan explores cultural, historic, and artistic perspectives of kite making and kite flying. Also features kite-making workshops and kite flying on the plaza at Museum Hill. $6–$9, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-982-4636, internationalfolkart.org.

Through September 14 Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures. The first exhibition to feature artwork created in Hawaii by American modernists and friends Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. $6–$12 (children free), Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 505-946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. Through September 21 Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin. An exhibit of 25 paintings and 30 drawings by Nicolai Fechin—known for emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art—will be exhibited at the late artist’s Taos home and studio. $8, Taos Art Museum and Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, 575-758-2960, taosartmuseum.org. Through March 2015 Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography. A collection of nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras that show how a light-tight box with a tiny hole can help capture amazing photos. $6–$9, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 505-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. Through May 2016 Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning. The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents its extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and educates on the geology, mining, and history of the stone. $6–$9, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 505-467-1200, indianartsandculture.org. Through September 2016 Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West. Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879–1962) was a Taos icon and a political, social, and cultural visionary who collected modern works relevant to painting, photography, drama, psychology, radical politics, and social reform. $8–$10, The Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux, Taos, 575-758-9826, harwoodmuseum.org.

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Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879–1962), 1934

A number of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers and greatest talents visited socialite and supporter of the arts Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879–1962) at her old adobe house in Taos, where they’d go to get some of their cultural and intellectual stimulation while in town. Georgia O’Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Aldous Huxley, and Carl Jung all stopped by at various points in their glorious careers, and, later, Dennis Hopper stayed in what’s now called the Ansel Adams Room when he was editing his 1969 film Easy Rider. (Hopper owned the house for a few years in the ‘70s, and his guests included Bob Dylan.) Now an inn with 22 rooms and a handful of beautiful courtyards, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House is open to anyone who wants to absorb the creative energy encased within its walls. Located in a secluded setting on a quiet dead-end street, the house offers a restful yet invigorating retreat from the grind of modern life and a fascinating immersion into the area’s unique history. Both day visitors and guests of the inn are invited to take self-guided tours of the property. Visit mabeldodgeluhan.com for more information.—Phil Parker

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