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Brad Overton, Sonoran Persephone, oil on canvas, 48" h x 80" w

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Retablos: A New Voice Victor Huaman Gutierrez


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“Old Schoolhouse with Lavender and Corn” by Kathleen Frank

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“SIEGMUND and SIEGLINDE” ~ Beckie Kravetz ~ Bronze, copper, 24-karat gold leaf, ash wood ~ 22" x 23" x 11"

“Love, Death and Revenge” Tansey Contemporary Sculpture Center

Opera-Inspired Sculptural Works by Beckie Kravetz July 3 – August 31, 2015 619 Canyon Road

Marshall Noice Seasons of Color

Warm Evening 36 x 36 unf


June 23 through July 6 ARTIST Friday, June 26 5 pm - 8 pm


Waxlander Gallery

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Photography by High Desert Arts

L. Scooter Morris

“United States of Gun”

Acrylic, mixed media, canvas on canvas


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Publisher’s Note

22 City Different New Mexico Jazz Fest, Music on the Hill, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, and Equicenter de Santa Fe’s Summer Series 24 Santa Favorites Handmade custom belts and buckles


26 History Pueblo Pintado

45 Art Cody Sanderson at Sorrel Sky Gallery, Invitational Glass Show at Blue Rain Gallery, Summer of Color exhibits at Ventana Fine Art and Pippin Contemporary, Edible Art Tour, Art Santa Fe, gallery show openings, and more 65 Downtown A special magazine supplement focused exclusively on downtown Santa Fe 58 Living Charles and Edwina Milner’s art-filled home, Pilates Santa Fe, Chocolate + Cashmere, Airstream renovator Rick Ruff, historic homes for sale


113 Dining Plaza Cafe, Amaya, Cowgirl BBQ 118 Events

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Malouf on the Plaza carries items such as this silver and turquoise inlay belt by Navajo artist Stewart Yellowhorse.


120 Day Trip



Laura Beth Konopinski, Within the Chambers of Your Blackened Heart


ROBERT Buelteman, Golden Columbine

28 Santa Fe’s Art Scene Get to know dozens of top artists who show their work at galleries on Canyon Road, in the Railyard District, and downtown


ON THE COVER Ann Hosfeld, Pianto Rosso, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 42". Courtesy of New Concept Gallery.



In today’s digital world, music is stored in a variety of formats, which we can then purchase. But digital data on a computer doesn’t have any meaning until listening occurs. And that’s what the joy of music is all about: When we experience music, we experience joy. Art is no different. Yes, we own a certain painting or sculpture, but the joy doesn’t come from the owning—it comes from the experiencing of the art. Art talks to us. Good art, in my opinion, provides a variety of messages that work together to touch our hearts in a unique and meaningful way. Owning art is about that experience. Growing up, I remember the thrill and joy my parents shared every time they brought home a new piece of art. It was as if they were bringing a new life into the home. In fact, they were: Each piece of art altered the feeling in our home and became a cherished part of the family. The artwork in your home is probably a cherished part of your family, too. And like all families, it’s fun when it grows. This issue of the Santa Fean, our Art Issue, is dedicated to broadening your vision of the Santa Fe art scene. Obviously, the art available in Northern New Mexico is too vast for one magazine to capture. It is, however, our aim to show you some examples and some of the directions art has taken this year. Throughout the centuries, and to this very day, art has never been stagnant. The art in 2015 is different from the art in 2014. I encourage you to experience the art featured here. A printed magazine page provides you with part of that experience, but we can all agree it’s not the same thing as experiencing the actual magic of an original piece of art. That happens best when you step inside one of the many great galleries in town. You won’t just see great art, you’ll experience it.


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|O V E R H E A R D | Q: Why do art collectors of all varieties consistently choose Santa Fe as a place to buy art? “There is something intangibly unique about Santa Fe. For a long time, people have been drawn to the mystical beauty of Northern New Mexico and its ability to creatively inspire artists of all kinds. These days you cannot separate art from Santa Fe. People come from all over the globe to immerse themselves in the robust artistic world of our beautiful town—it is a complete experience.” —Bella Gaspich, gallery director, Greenberg Fine Art

“Collectors find the variety of art and number of galleries in Santa Fe highly compelling. Coupled with the amazing cultural resources, great food, and natural beauty of the region, the city becomes an incredibly fun place to shop for and buy art. Regardless of collecting interest or price point, everyone can find interesting art to take home.” —Cody Hartley, director of curatorial affairs, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

“People love to visit Santa Fe because of the history and cultured personality that isn’t found in many other places. Home to Native peoples for hundreds of years, the traditional art forms and their contemporary evolutions are a testament to the beauty and depth of indigenous cultures. This compelling glimpse into simply one component of Santa Fe’s art scene offers a robust art experience to any type of art collector.” —Dallin Maybee, chief operating officer, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

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music Pack a picnic, grab some lawn chairs, and head to St. John’s College for the 10th season of the free concert series Music on the Hill, during which musicians from various genres perform outdoors most Wednesday evenings in June and July. Also in July, and also celebrating its 10th anniversary, is the New Mexico Jazz Festival, which showcases renowned jazz talents in concerts around the city. Highlights this year include a performance by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, led by Scotty Barnhart and featuring guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, and the Kenny Barron Trio, with jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris. —Cristina Olds

Music on the Hill, June 10, 17, 24, and July 8, 15, 22, 6 pm, free, New Mexico Jazz Festival, July 15, 19, 21, 24, and 25, with additional dates in Albuquerque, times and prices vary,


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all the right moves

Kenny Barron

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the sounds of summer

dance In July, the contemporary dance troupe Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) opens its summer season at The Lensic with the world premiere of a commissioned work by Spanish choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, who’s currently the resident choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Other works on the blockbuster opening program include 1st Flash by Finland’s Jorma Elo and Beautiful Mistake by Spain’s Cayetano Soto. ASFB also presents the season kickoff for Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, an ensemble of 14 dancers and musicians led by dancer and artistic director Juan Siddi. In 2011, Siddi won the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for preserving the ethnic and cultural art form of flamenco and for bringing talented dancers from around the world to Santa Fe.—Whitney Spivey

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet summer season, July 10 and 31, September 4, 8 pm, $25–$75, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe summer season, July 12, 21, and 26, August 1 and 29, September 5, 8 pm, $25–$75, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

Equicenter de Santa Fe Summer Series Santa Fe’s newest equestrian facility is hosting a series of A-rated hunter/jumper horse show events Wednesdays through Sundays from July 22 through August 9. Located six miles from downtown Santa Fe off Airport Road, the world-class, full-service facilities of Equicenter de Santa Fe (formerly the Santa Fe Equestrian Center) were recently acquired and upgraded by local businessmen Brian Gonzales and Guy McElvain, the same duo who organized the successful Grand Prix de Santa Fe horse show from 2004 to 2009. A vendor fair with local art and food, a beer garden with local brews, and a VIP tent with shaded seating offer shopping opportunities and refreshments, or you can pack a picnic and enjoy the action from the grass. The capstone events are the Grand Prix competitions, featuring worldclass equine athletes jumping up to five-and-a-half feet and navigating at racehorse speeds as they compete for a $40,000 purse.—CO SPORTS

Equicenter de Santa Fe Summer Series, July 22–August 9, times vary, free general seating, $85–$125 VIP tickets,

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buckle up Santa Fe has no shortage of fun, functional belts handmade by talented local artisans by Cri sti na Old s

photo graph s by G abri ella Ma r ks

In Santa Fe, your belt isn’t just an accessory, it’s wearable art. Although the traditional Southwestern concho belt epitomizes Santa Fe style, it’s not the only design in town. Here, top custom belt shops share unique, standout items from their vast collections of handtooled and artfully designed pieces, showcasing details such as caiman leather and Persian turquoise. Far from their humble beginnings as mere functional items, these belts elevate Western wear to a whole new level of first-rate fashion.

Above: In addition to jewelry, Malouf on the Plaza ( carries vintage and contemporary Navajo and Zapotec rugs and recently added a women’s boutique of designer and contemporary apparel.

Below: The belts seen here at Desert Son of Santa Fe (desertsonofsantafe .com) are handcrafted by New York designer Jason Ross under the formal label of Artemas Quibble. Crafted using materials such as reclaimed silver, brass, and antique objects, these one-of-a-kind belts, Ross says, tell a story that honors what’s been lost.

Left: Part of a threepiece set (keeper and tip not pictured), “The Banker II” belt buckle with a genuine caiman crocodile belt is handmade by John Rippel of John Rippel U.S.A. (johnrippel .com). Rippel opened a belt store in 1968 on Canyon Road with a focus on harness leather belts and brass horse-tack buckles. Today he also sells a variety of jewelry that he and several local and international artists create for his gallery on Old Santa Fe Trail.

The “Tucson” set consisting of a buckle, keeper, and tip on a caiman leather belt with sterling silver inlaid with turquoise, lapis, and sugilite stones is another John Rippel original. “The caiman grow patterns in their hide that ensures no two are alike,” Rippel says, “like an abstract painting.”


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Above: From top to bottom, five handcrafted belts from James Reid ( “Utah,” sterling silver buckle set on an American alligator belt; “New Ranger,” sterling silver buckle set on a teju lizard belt; “Orion,” sterling silver and 18-kt gold buckle set on an American alligator belt; “Bolero,” sterling silver buckle set on an American alligator belt; and “Zephyr,” sterling silver and 14-kt gold with Persian turquoise buckle on an American alligator belt.

Desert Son of Santa Fe stocks an assortment of leather belts, some of which are made in the shop. Custom belts from alligator, lizard, calfskin, and bridle leather can accommodate the buckles the store carries or can be fit to a client’s own buckle.

The silver and turquoise inlay belt seen here from Malouf on the Plaza was created by Navajo artist Stewart Yellowhorse and features five types of turquoise. The artist’s uncle, Artie Yellowhorse, is also represented at Malouf, as are Douglas Magnus, Scott Diffrient, and Leonard Nez.

Below, left: Since 1984, Tom Taylor (tomtaylorbuckles .com), located inside La Fonda on the Plaza, has sold luxury belts, buckles, and accessories from Southwestern leather workers and artists. The “Green Lizard” buckle seen here was made by Jesse Monongya (Navajo/Hopi) with 22- and 18-kt gold, mastodon ivory, Mediterranean coral, lapis lazuli, Kingman turquoise, and white diamonds; the belt leather is alligator.

Above: Santa Fe silversmith Walt Doran designed this sterling silver overlay buckle on a cognac lizard belt for Desert Son of Santa Fe. For 22 years, Desert Son has carried buckles, belts, handbags, and footwear by award-winning local and international designers in its Canyon Road store.

All of James Reid’s gold and silver buckles, accessories, and belts are designed and created in a Santa Fe workshop and sold in the store near the Plaza, where they’ve been in business for 35 years.

Laguna Pueblo artist Pat Pruitt makes his “F1” buckle with Damascus titanium that’s been anodized to add color to the middle section.

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Pueblo Pintado al l r oad s le ad to C haco

by Cha r le s C. Poling

photo graphs by Kir k Gittings

On a lonely stretch of Navajo Route 9 out beyond Cuba, the ruins of Pueblo Pintado stand tall on a rise amid the horizontal rumple of the surrounding grass-and-sage landscape. Across that landscape an ancient, arrow-straight road runs 16 miles northwest to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, home of the charismatic, enigmatic Pueblo Bonito and its monumental siblings. In the 1970s, that faint road, along with dozens like it leading from crumbling ruins to the cultural nexus of the main canyon, opened the eyes of archaeologists to a once vibrant—and still poorly understood— cultural constellation. Like planets orbiting a sun, dozens of Chaco outliers, each with a “great house,” sprawl over northwest New Mexico and beyond. While the ruins in Chaco Canyon hold undisputed rank near the tip-top of the New Mexico bucket list, spots like Pueblo Pintado deserve attention, too. Pueblo Pintado practices a subtle seduction: Here you can stand on that weathered, thousand-year-old road in utter silence as you ponder the mysteries obscuring this grand culture, which flourished from roughly 850 to 1250, peaked in the 11th century, and finally dissipated into the surrounding mountains and mesas. Roger Moore, park service archaeologist at Chaco, says that because archeologists have never excavated Pintado, they “go on surface findings” to analyze the site. The surface reveals plenty: looming walls, rectangular rooms, suggestive mounds, scattered pottery shards. Moore speculates that the partially collapsed, three-story great house once housed a couple hundred occupants. It overlooks an enclosed plaza and many kivas, including a great kiva that accommodated hundreds of people, but these features remain largely buried by wind-blown sand. Ancient work crews built the pueblo over a two-to-five-year period around 1050, Moore says. In the great house you can inspect the complex masonry that supported these massive buildings. Chacoan masons built the walls with a rubble-and-mud core faced by an intricate stonework veneer, which the masons then plastered to invisibility, hiding their best work. For all Chacoan structures, crews harvested more than 200,000 trees for beams and posts and then hand-carried the 15-foot, 600-pound logs across roughly 60 miles from the Chuska Mountains to the main canyon and outliers. Crews also graded roads. Around the Pintado site, if you look hard, you’ll spot the two road segments intersecting Pueblo Pintado. The one from Chaco Canyon, marked by a subtle depression heading northwest, joins the great house at its southwest corner. The second segment heads southwest. Besides traveling the road to the main canyon, the folks at Pintado likely used fire—or perhaps highly polished obsidian reflectors—to signal their cousins at the elevated Pueblo Alto. 26

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Drawn to the Although the great house, masonry, overall site plan, roads, and pottery types testify to Pintado’s close kinship to Chaco, that relationship still puzzles archaeologists. Some think the outliers represent expansion from the canyon; others think existing neighbors adopted the trappings of Chaco culture. Moore suggests some outliers “became hubs along a series of routes connecting the greater Chacoan interaction sphere.” Travelers and traders might have distributed goods at these way stations. Pueblo Pintado also functioned as a ceremonial center supported by smaller satellite communities that grew corn, beans, possibly squash, and amaranth, Moore says. By the early 1100s, the ancestral puebloans abandoned Pueblo Pintado in the region-wide collapse of this highly organized civilization. Archaeologists aren’t sure what happened but consider drought and invaders as possible culprits. The people of Chaco never really vanished. They moved but kept many of their lifeways, stories, and even architecture, eventually forming Northern New Mexico’s pueblos. Moore says 23 groups claim “cultural patrimony” with Chaco. The parched plains around the main canyon, where the Pintado ruins glower like a New Mexico Ozymandias, seem a long way from the irrigated valleys of the contemporary pueblos, but it’s a fine place for contemplating the destiny of mighty empires and the cultural finesse required for survival. Although the great house, masonry, overall site plan, roads, and pottery types testify to Pintado’s close kinship to Chaco, that relationship still puzzles archaeologists.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park outlier Pueblo Pintado (“painted house” in Spanish) sits 16 miles southeast of the main Chaco ruins. The three-story great house was once home to a couple hundred occupants who abandoned Pueblo Pintado by the early 1100s.


Santa Fe’s Art Scene

Santa Fe has been luring artists for more than 100 years with its light, landscape, culture, climate, and architecture. Today the City Different is a vibrant, constantly evolving community that boasts one of the largest art markets in the country. On the following pages we give you a sample of how Santa Fe continues to earn its artistic stripes, featuring the work of top artists who show at dozens of the 200-plus galleries around town.

Aaron Coleman, Enchantment in the Cove, mixed media on board, 24 x 60"

Geoffrey Gersten, In Dreams, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48"


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Ted Gall Ted Gall, who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art, explores the human psyche through his bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel sculptures. He’s interested in matters of the soul and spirit, and he expresses his ideas with a sense of artistry, invention, and wit. Starting with modeled clay, wax, or welded Corten steel, Gall uses the lost-wax method of casting to create unusual figures that seem somewhat familiar and mythological in nature. “The joy I’ve given people with what I’ve done in my work is what I’m most happy about,” says Gall, whose pieces are in the corporate collections of Walt Disney Productions and Standard Oil, among others.—Emily Van Cleve Hunter Kirkland Contemporary,

Ted Gall, Large Flower Head, bronze, 15 x 5 x 4"

Aaron Coleman Resins, acrylics, and metallic enamels are some of the materials incorporated into Aaron Coleman’s mixed-media abstract paintings. A new material, or a twist on a familiar process, inspires painting sessions that can last from two days to three weeks. “I lose track of time,” says Coleman about being in his studio. “The racks are full of paintings, and then I wake up the next day and add the next layer to them.” Coleman may not have become a full-time painter if he hadn’t been laid off from a job in landscape architecture in 2008. “I thought I’d won the lottery,” he says about getting a pink slip. “I didn’t take it personally. I started creating art in all my newfound free time.”—EVC Bill Hester Fine Art,

Geoffrey Gersten A self-taught artist who says his naiveté has been his greatest gift, surrealist painter Geoffrey Gersten depicts whimsical robots in the style of American Gothic and animals in worlds just slightly askew. Though drawn to surrealism, the Prescott, Arizona–based artist was initially “afraid to do weird art,” opting instead to study paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. At first alternating styles, he gradually merged the two, producing contemporary works with a luminous quality. Galleries in San Francisco and Santa Monica, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Taipei, Taiwan, represent his paintings. Locally, Gersten’s work can be seen at POP Gallery, where he’ll debut his newest pieces in a joint show with Bob Doucette on June 27. His work will feature “everyday scenes, where something’s a little bit off, with a quiet surrealism.”—Ashley M. Biggers POP Gallery, june/july 2015

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Art Issue Martin Mooney, Yellow Tulips and Lemons, oil on board, 24 x 36"

Martin Mooney “What interests me about still life is the nature of composition, the balancing of objects in an almost mathematical and architectural manner,” says award-winning Donegal, Ireland–based painter Martin Mooney. The artist spent many years living in Spain, “painting facades of baroque and rococo churches” and finding himself intrigued by the work of 17th- and 18th-century painters Goya, Sánchez Cotán, and Meléndez. Mooney also creates landscapes (“I seem to be drawn to the combination of water and architecture”), and lately he’s been painting large flower studies from life, mostly tulips. “It’s fascinating,” Mooney says, “how they move so gracefully in their vase from day to day, until they begin to fade and their petals seem almost transparent.”—Eve Tolpa Nedra Matteucci Galleries,

Robert Buelteman Since 1999, Robert Buelteman has been creating what he calls energetic photograms, wherein an object (in his case, organic plant matter) is placed on light-sensitive material and illuminated. It’s a complete departure from his previous focus of 30 years: landscape photography. “I was looking for something spiritual,” he says of the about-face. “I’m not interested in re-representing an old barn door.” Buelteman’s process is an extremely slow one—every 100 sheets of film he uses yields roughly one usable image—but he takes great joy in his work. “What interests me is what happens to the viewer when presented with [something] they can’t interpret or define,” Buelteman says. “The greatest compliment I can receive is when people see [my work] and say, ‘What am I looking at?’”—ET Gerald Peters Gallery,

Robert Buelteman, Eucalyptus Polyanthemos, chromogenic development print, 9 x 11"

Lange Marshall

Lange Marshall, Cantaloupe and Earl Grey, oil on linen, 11 x 14" 30

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For Lange Marshall, art has always been a refuge. She discovered its “emotional healing power” during her childhood, which was, she says, “filled with a lot of neglect and trauma and some abuse.” The creative process nurtures a safe haven that continues to sustain her, “almost like a meditation.” Marshall first visited New Mexico in her early 20s. “I couldn’t believe this place had so much art,” she says. “I thought, ‘I’ve got to live here!’” In the 1990s she relocated, and today, from her Corrales studio, she paints impressionistic landscapes, still lifes, and figures, switching back and forth between oil and watercolor. “It just has to do with the mood I’m in,” she explains, noting that the looseness of watercolor sparks within her a “childlike exuberance” that leads to “happy accidents.”—ET Greenberg Fine Art,

Dominique Boisjoli “My work is all about happiness and putting a smile on the face of my collectors,” says painter Dominique Boisjoli. “My job is to remind them that love is everywhere.” Having created art since the age of eight, Boisjoli often works in a series, telling a story painting by painting. “I usually continue working on a series until the opportunity that inspired me is fully expressed,” she notes. The artist is known to integrate gold leaf into her colorful pieces, which may have as many as 35 layers of paint, and titles such as Sweetness in the Air and So Charming, So Sweet inform viewers about Boisjoli’s intentions for her work. “My paintings,” she says, “are a refuge for a moment of joyful bliss.”—EVC Waxlander Gallery, Lawrence Baca, Pendant, sterling silver, 22-kt gold, pieces of antique sterling silver spoons, Damali turquoise, 3 x 3"

Dominique Boisjoli, Adobe and Poppies, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20"

Lawrence Baca “I can put down my tools and turn off the lights in my studio at the end of the day, but my art is always within me, drawing inspiration from everything I see and feel,” says award-winning jeweler Lawrence Baca, a fourth-generation Santa Fean who’s known for his handmade crosses, sunbursts, and flowers made out of sterling silver, gold, and gemstones. Lately, he’s been creating a line of carved wooden heart pendants covered with car paint. The shaped and polished gemstones set in his pieces are often embellished with 22-karat gold, semiprecious stones, fine silver overlays, and pieces of antique sterling silverware. “I love the freedom of mixed media,” Baca says.—EVC True West of Santa Fe,

Barbara Van Cleve

Barbara Van Cleve, Ghost Horses, archival pigment print, 16 x 20"

Montana-based Barbara Van Cleve captures the West in its true gritty beauty, photographing ranches, rodeos, and the world of the hard-working cowgirl. Van Cleve’s highcontrast, low-romanticism works combine a documentary eye with an artist’s sensibility—an unflinching view that’s made her as iconic as her subjects (she’s been inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame). “Photography has been a lifelong passion for me,” she says. “I wanted to share with other people how ‘wonder-full’ ranch life was, but I could not draw, or paint, or make things in clay, so I begged my parents for a camera. Thankfully, they gave me a Brownie Box camera when I was 11, and that was the beginning of my being able to share with others my visions of ranch life. . . .”—Barbara Tyner Wade Wilson Art, june/july 2015

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Jennifer Curtis, Stamped Silver Bracelet, silver, 14-kt gold, coral cabochon, 5"

Jennifer Curtis grew up on the Navajo Reservation, near Winslow, Arizona, learning traditional silversmithing from her father, Thomas Curtis, Jr. Her father, whom she describes as her idol, died two years ago, passing along to her the stamps and tools he handcrafted. Since then, Curtis has maintained her connection to her father through their art. “My only comfort is figuring out how he made his jewelry,” she says. “No one else out there makes jewelry like he did—and I do.” Of course, the Albuquerque-based artist had a long career prior to her father’s passing, incorporating not only her father’s designs but also ones she created herself. Yet Curtis has always kept her creations close to home, using patterns inspired by her grandmother’s rug and saddle-blanket designs in stamped bangles, cuffs, rings, and bolo ties.—AMB Shiprock Santa Fe,

Albert Delamour Trained at Paris’s Louis-Lumière National Film, Photography, and Sound Engineering School, photographer Albert Delamour, a resident of New York City since 1998, has invented his own photographic technique, inspired by early20th-century orotone photographs, where light is coming from the photograph itself. Delamour’s latest series, Wildness, which features expansive Western and Southwestern scenes, is part of an oeuvre that includes images of people, flowers, landscapes, and currency from around the world. Delamour exhibits internationally and served as artist-in-residence at the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China. “Photography,” he says, “is my way to express my wonderment in front of objects and individuals, a way to celebrate the poetry of nature and to share it very intimately with the viewer.”—EVC McLarry Modern, Albert Delamour, Wonderland I, orotone and liquid gloss on board, 30 x 30"

Lori Swartz

Lori Swartz, The Art of Flight, oil on wood panel, 44 x 66" 32

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Self-taught artist Lori Swartz follows her artistic muses through a variety of mediums. She started welding steel sculptures 15 years ago, and since then she’s created smaller jewelry pieces and abstract paintings, too. The Madrid, New Mexico–based artist also performs acrobatics and aerial dance with Wise Fool New Mexico and Chicks with Chainsaws. This April, she participated in an artistic residency in Key West, Florida—an experience that will surely impact her oil works, which reflect her storied life. “I feel like the paintings are a conversation between the canvas and me,” Swartz says. “I do a lot of layering and sanding to reveal pieces of the layers underneath. I’m creating a personal archeology, laying down time, history, place, and emotion in painting, then covering it, and then pulling out the pieces I want seen.”—AMB The William and Joseph Gallery,


Constance DeJong, Section .021, copper and wood, 36 x 10 x 9"

Constance DeJong Constance DeJong considers herself a sculptor, but drawing and painting are integral to her work. Her 3-D pieces “are always dark and the patina very painterly,” she says. “All of them contain raw copper” that, when scored and hit with light, create reflections back on the wall, “so there is a red or gold light mysteriously emanating from these dark, brooding forms.” DeJong employs a “numerical logic” in her work, incorporating universal concepts such as the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence; her chief artistic concern is content, not appearance. “I’m very interested in natural systems, and I parallel them,” she says. Based in Albuquerque, DeJong feels that “the arid, beautiful, minimal spaces of New Mexico” resonate with her sculptures. “They look like they belong here.”—ET Charlotte Jackson Fine Art,



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Olga Antonova Like Monet’s water lilies, Olga Antonova’s teacups are evoked, not nailed down, defined by color, light, and the interplay of space and form, softly, softly. Her paintings seem photorealistic­, but the Russian-born artist, who trained at the Repin Painting Institute, creates that illusion with light like frosting, giving glint to matte surfaces. A little distance lets our eyes resolve gauzy brushstrokes and blops into fine porcelain, gleaming gold or silveredged. Beautifully painted, the vessels are also stand-ins, anthropomorphic subjects engaged in their own secret narratives and dramas. Unmistakably present, they do more than doze as still-lifes: Antonova’s figures carry weight, inhabiting the dreamy, unassigned context of muted backgrounds. There is little reference to anything but the cups in timeless space—just a hint of table edge or patterned damask. These hushed compositions are jewellike—and Modern with a capitol “M.”—BT Selby Fleetwood Gallery,

Michael Parkes, The Goddess of the Hunt, lost-wax cast bronze with patina, dimensions variable

Michael Parkes Magical realist Michael Parkes brings a Renaissance-era touch to the dream worlds he paints. His fantasy scenes can be filtered through the lenses of ancient mythology and Eastern philosophies or absorbed as otherworldly realms not altogether unfamiliar. “My sole intention in my images is to try to find a sequence, or combinations of symbols, that invites the viewer into a space that seems foreign and, at the same time, strangely comfortable. Because that space, in reality, is their own,” Parkes says in a statement provided by The Longworth Gallery. During Parkes’s nearly 40-year career, the Spain-based artist has held one-man exhibitions at the likes of Art Basel in Switzerland and the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.—AMB The Longworth Gallery


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Robert Anderson, Clarity, Movement, and Power, oil on panel, 24 x 24"

Olga Antonova, Stacked Cups on Green, oil on canvas, 30 x 22"

Robert Anderson Leaving the world of graphic design—where he created T-shirts for rock bands such as U2, Bon Jovi, and INXS—to become a painter in 1989 was a satisfying move for Robert Anderson. Now living in the mountains just outside Santa Fe and exhibiting his paintings at Mark White Fine Art, the award-winning artist feels free to create a wide range of work. “I paint in many styles, using what I learn from each to push the boundaries of the next,” he says. Some of Anderson’s paintings have many layers of transparent color, while others are thick with opaque paint applied with a palette knife. “I take the greatest care,” he says, “to create inspiring surfaces.”—EVC Mark White Fine Art,

Beckie Kravetz After studying mask making at the Yale School of Drama and working for the Los Angeles Opera, Beckie Kravetz launched an art career that centers on depicting some of opera’s most famous characters. “A lot of [what I do] comes out of my response to the music,” says Kravetz, whose show Love, Death, and Revenge opens at Tansey Contemporary on July 3. “[T]he combined force of the music touches a deep emotional chord [in me.]” The resulting bronze figures bear a kinetic, lyrical quality that makes the viewer feel as though he or she has caught the subject off guard—in the middle of a scene. Kravetz adds potency to her work by building backside tableaus with objects that create insider jokes about the featured operatic characters—such as foretelling Tarot cards inside a sculpture depicting Carmen.—AMB Tansey Contemporary, Beckie Kravetz, Siegmund and Sieglinde from Wagner’s Die Walküre, bronze, copper, 24-kt gold leaf, and ash wood on black granite, 22 x 23 x 11"

David Gray Still-life painter and portraitist David Gray captures radiant, timeless scenes with the goal of making art for art’s sake. “I’m not trying to tell a story,” he says. “I have more abstract concerns. It’s about composition, shape, light, and color or not color.” Gray, whose subjects range from silver goblets to flaxen-haired beauties, resides in the Pacific Northwest and is a member of the Oil Painters of America and Portrait Society of America. In July, he’ll be featured in a two-person show with Marilyn Yates at Sage Creek Gallery, where his work is represented locally. “For me, creating art is about creating beauty and order and balance,” Gray says, thinking of the works that will be featured in the show. “That will continue, of course, but there’s going to be, for me, more interesting ways of composing my subjects. Some of it might seem playful.”—AMB Sage Creek Gallery, David Gray, Addie, oil on canvas, 9 x 12"

Amy Poor A resident of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, painter Amy Poor lives with her greatest source of inspiration—and primary subjects—just outside her studio window. Wolves, owls, bears, bison, quail, and hare meander through the mountains and across Poor’s canvases in muted tones with splashes of vibrant color. The artist hikes almost daily, though she captures the wildlife in her mind’s eye rather than via technology. “I don’t want a camera between me and the animal,” she says. A former watercolorist, Poor transitioned to oil four years ago. “Watercolor is vital to what I’m doing now,” she says. “It taught me flow, movement, and transparency, which creates a painting that is much more alive and spontaneous.”—AMB Manitou Galleries,

Amy Poor, Windtalker, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

Kirk Randle, Flathead Moon, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Kirk Randle “My art is a form of communication in which the artist conveys his interpretation of an image to the viewer,” says Utahbased painter Kirk Randle, who’s well known for his use of color. “I believe the best art makes a connection that touches the human soul.” Painting from feeling more than from an immediate response to an object or scene, Randle, who earned a Presidential Scholarship in 1971 and won three consecutive People’s Choice Awards at the LeConte Stewart Plein Air Art Competition, uses a warm and rich palette to depict images of the American landscape, wildlife in its natural surroundings, and Native American scenes.—EVC The Signature Gallery,

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Tamar Kander, Ochre Fields, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30"

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Tamar Kander The nonrepresentational paintings of Indiana-based artist Tamar Kander, who describes her work “as a metaphor for experience,” are part of museum and corporate collections in the U.S., Europe, and her native country of South Africa. A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Kander also has a master of fine arts degree from Goldsmiths College at the University of London. “I use my visual experience of dayto-day life as a jumping-off point to create a body of work that is earthy in palette and content as well as evocative of themes that resonate with the subconscious,” she says. Some of her most recent paintings are inspired by jazz and classical music and contain architectural elements.—EVC Ventana Fine Art, Andre Kohn, Birthday Lunch Series #3, oil on canvas affixed to board, 24 x 24"

Andre Kohn Andre Kohn, a figurative impressionist painter who grew up in Russia, exhibits his paintings around the world. Raised in a community near the Caspian Sea by parents involved in the performing, visual, and literary arts, Kohn studied with Russian impressionist painters at the University of Moscow. After his father, a colonel in the Russian army, defected to the U.S. in 1993, Kohn made his home in America. “I’m seeking my own unique, poetic interpretation of the moment,” Kohn says about his work. “I’m striving to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.” Ballet dancers, chefs, and women going about their daily lives are some of his many subjects.—EVC Joe Wade Fine Art

Bradford J. Salamon Painter Bradford J. Salamon has parlayed his talent for creating striking human portraits into memorably rendering vintage objects. While working on a portrait series of people from the 1930s through the ’50s, just as America was becoming a superpower and starting to define the bleeding edge of culture, he found that the props in his portraits better captured his message. “People say [the object paintings] are nostalgic,” Salamon notes. “That’s fine with me. I like that they elicit a memory and that, for many of the people who buy my work, they give them a connection to an ancestor.” Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art is hosting a solo exhibition of Salamon’s paintings this July. The show will feature a cross section of the ephemera that has caught the artist’s eye, from cameras to dress forms, as well as paintings of items like Gerber baby food jars and aspirin bottles. The California-based artist will also have a solo exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in September.—AMB Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 36

Bradford J. Salamon, Heroin Fixed, oil on canvas, 48 x 24"

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Guilloume Columbia-born artist Guilloume, who lives in Sandia Park, New Mexico, moves fluidly between mediums as he follows his muses from bronze sculpture and relief to painting. His work transcends the purely figurative, as his human forms are devoid of recognizable features. In his artist statement, he notes that he looks beyond persona and temporary attributes (such as age and style) to find qualities that are common to all humanity and that evoke communal, familial, and romantic relationships. Guilloume typically writes narratives to accompany his pieces. For a work called Journey, he writes: “In this piece, the two figures represent the destination and journey that comprises my enduring love affair with my wife. One character symbolizes eternal love, which is our destination. The other is meant to depict our shared journey of 28 trips around the sun.” Guilloume’s upcoming show at Pippin Contemporary, opening on July 17, features bronze sculpture and, for the first time at that gallery, oils.—AMB Pippin Contemporary, David Shanfeld, Ancient Fish, hand-blown and kiln-fired glass, 11 x 7"

Guilloume, Disciples, bronze wall relief with patina, 16 x 36 x 3"

David Shanfeld David Shanfeld took his first class in hot glass while studying at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. He wasn’t planning to work with glass after graduation, but one day in 1994 he wandered into Tesuque Glassworks to ask for some tips on casting and was offered a job. Since then, Shanfeld has immersed himself in glass casting and glass blowing, with his latest pieces—fish and birds made out of blown and hot worked glass—on view at Barbara Meikle Fine Art. “I call [those pieces] ‘ancient’ due to the unique surface treatment,” Shanfeld says. “The effect is a crusty texture of varied color patterns.” The gallery also exhibits Shanfeld’s abstract flower arrangements, which consist of more traditionally formed glass vases.—EVC Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 37

MICHAEL HONACK p hoto g ra p h s by L i s a L aw

From his studio at The Station in Cuyamungue, north of Santa Fe, Michael Honack follows a multistep process to create his cast-glass reliefs. First he carves a teak hardwood master, from which he makes a silicon rubber casting that’s fired for 24 hours and hardens to form a ceramic-like mold. Bricks of casting glass or crystal are melted into the mold to make bas-relief pieces, some of which are lit with LED lighting. “My belief is that the practice of artists should be to elevate the quality of the day, and my present focus on the table lamp is based in this notion,” says Honack, who ran a glass studio in California for 14 years before moving to Santa Fe to open a gallery in 2003. “My hope is to produce shimmering glass art that lives inside the home with people and brings them an ongoing reminder of the great beauty in life.”—Cristina Olds

Michael Honack

L. Scooter Morris, Treading on My Dreams, acrylic, mixed media, and canvas on canvas, 48 x 48"

L. Scooter Morris

Honack says his Divine Seats series features “the thrones of the deities represented in them: Buddha, Quan Yin, Mary with and without the Christ child. . .”

Honack removes a glass casting from a mold after firing is complete. Left: All pieces of this glass, steel, and mica shade custom lamp are built by hand by Honack.


For 30 years, Santa Fe artist L. Scooter Morris has built sculpted paintings, layering canvas upon canvas to create three-dimensional, often mixed-media works that invite the viewer to look closer. Although Morris’s invented surfaces and manipulations of American iconography are thought provoking, her message is apolitical. She allows the viewer to create his or her own interpretations of her work, such as the recent United States of Gun, in which metal revolvers replace the stars in the flag. “I’m not for or against anything,” Morris says. “It’s about initiating a conversation regarding a subject. If you don’t have a conversation, you don’t have a country. I’m trying to facilitate that occurring.” Morris’s work can be seen locally at Wiford Gallery, where she will have an exhibition in July. That month her work will also be included in an exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris.—AMB Wiford Gallery,

Stephen Day Splitting his time between New Mexico and Arizona, where he often paints in the field, Stephen Day captures the gentle beauty of American Western landscapes. “I paint a lot of sunsets because, besides flowers, that’s one of the few things in nature where you get lots of intense colors,” he says. In Taos, even the snow, another of his perennial subjects, reveals myriad colors, from blue shadows to intense whites. Although drawn to color, Day has begun exploring black-and-white etching. “It’s so simple, yet I can say so much about a scene,” he notes. Day’s work appears in galleries in Arizona, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, including the Durango location of Sorrel Sky, which also features his paintings in its Santa Fe location.—AMB Sorrel Sky Gallery,

Stephen Day, Evening Color Over New Mexico, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"

Daphne Krinos London-based designer Daphne Krinos draws upon her Grecian upbringing to fashion bold, geometric jewelry. In Greece, while frequenting museums, she was immediately drawn to ancient gold baubles with colored stones. Today, her creations have been shown across Europe, the United States, and Japan and are among the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the private Goldsmiths’ Company. Krinos often incorporates recycled gold into her designs. “I’ve come across a lot of people who tell me about their old forgotten pieces of jewelry, passed on by their relatives, sitting in boxes never being worn,” she says. “I enjoy breathing new life [into] some of those pieces by designing something new using the old metal and knowing they will be worn again.” Patina Gallery represents Krinos’s work locally and will host a dedicated show of her jewelry in November.—AMB Patina Gallery,

Kathy Beekman, Rolling Prairie, pastel on paper, 11 x 30"

Daphne Krinos, Martha Earrings, oxidized silver, tourmaline quartz, and carnelian, 2"

Kathy Beekman “Painting is my way of exploring my surroundings; it’s my key to the secret garden, my way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass,” says Colorado artist Kathy Beekman, whose pastel on paper works are shown at Canyon Road Contemporary. “By closely examining architecture, noting the way a cloud casts a shadow, or discerning the color of a mountain in the distance, I better understand the world in which I live.” Beekman’s travels to Mexico in 2000 influenced her current painting technique. She ran out of her usual white paper and used black paper that was on hand. “The application of soft pastel to the black paper caused the color to pop,” she says. “Now I use black paper almost exclusively.”—EVC Canyon Road Contemporary, june/july 2015

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Douglas Magnus Douglas Magnus’s bold silver, gold, and turquoise creations have been City Different mainstays for decades. The designer’s latest collection, Constellation, was inspired by a custom project he did for a friend and features stamped and embossed pendants, bracelets, and earrings with spiral configurations. “It’s an exciting process going from one collection to another, developing tools, and translating it into newer and newer generations of the design,” Magnus says. Known for using Tiffany Cerrillos turquoise from mines he owns, Magnus also sets gems from Kingman, Arizona, that allow him to work on a larger scale. The artist has been creating statement belt buckles featuring materials such as crocodile, lizard, and buffalo leather to pair with the fashions available at Malouf on the Plaza, where he’s represented.—AMB Malouf on the Plaza,

Arturo Mallmann The figures in self-taught artist Arturo Mallmann’s existential landscapes float in vast, mysterious color fields. “At the beginning I started introducing [the figures as well as structures] because I could see they increased the depth [of the painting],” Mallman says. “I realized there was more to it.” The figures remind the viewer of humans’ relative smallness in the everexpanding universe, suggesting that contemplation of the interior self is as central as that of the exterior. The Uruguay-born, Los Angeles–based artist builds these scenes via hundreds of layers of translucent acrylic paint applied between layers of clear resin. His work is exhibited in California, Texas, Oregon, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Louisiana in addition to Santa Fe.—AMB Winterowd Fine Art,

Arturo Mallmann, Secular Contemplation, acrylic on panel, 24 x 36"

Douglas Magnus, Constellation Collection, sterling silver, gold, and turquoise

DENNIS LARKINS photo graph s by Steph e n La ng

Dennis Larkins has worked in the arts and entertainment industries for more than 40 years. He was recently featured in an exhibition at The Harwood Museum in Taos called ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool, an overview of the post-pop or lowbrow movement. “[Pop art] allows for a visual structure that encourages someone to engage with it on their terms and doesn’t require really any sort of deep intellectual process,” Larkins says. “Although in my case I like to think it does. I like to scramble brain cells.” Larkins was part of the Santa Fe art scene from 1967 until the late ’70s, during which time he ran his own contemporary gallery on Canyon Road for a year. He then moved to California and painted sets for the San Francisco Opera and concert promoter Bill Graham’s Day on the Green music festival. Larkins also designed sets for theme parks, including Disney and Universal Studios, but he’s best known for his posters and album covers for bands such as the Grateful Dead. “After working in theater and creating an artificial world for the audience, it’s very hard for me to work flat anymore,” Larkins says. His current mixed-media work combines sculptural 3-D relief and acrylic painting. Larkins moved back to Santa Fe permanently seven years ago and is currently working with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio on the storyboards for a new independent movie. His work can be seen locally at Cruz Gallery in Santa Fe and Greg Moon Art in Taos.—Cristina Olds

Artist Dennis Larkins says that when it comes to his work, he aims to encourage “lightness in the face of darkness.”

“I like using older images from pop culture as a shared visual vernacular of our culture. . . . I use them as a bridge to bring the viewer into the painting,” says Larkins.

This detail from Larkins’s Goddess of Sweat/No Sweat painting shows Peter Pain, a gremlin from early-1950s Bengay advertisements, representing “the torment of the physical world.”

“Seven Degrees is a riff on the seven deadly sins . . . as pop culture icons [centered] around a Mr. Wizard character with a destruction and creation theme,” Larkins says.

This poster is one of 30 commissioned by the Bay Area band Moonalice. “This project,” Larkins says, “is a direct evolution from my ‘70s career.” june/july 2015

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Christopher Thomson, First Bloom—Red, forged steel and powder coat, 74 x 14 x 12"

photo g ra p h s by Dav id Hoptma n Landing for Falling Stars, forged and fabricated bronze, 9 x 16 x 12"

Bill Weaver

Sculptor Bill Weaver apprenticed under Colorado artist Edgar Britton in 1974 and first exhibited his own geometric metalworks in Santa Fe in 1985. From his home and metal workshop in the foothills north of Tesuque, Weaver continues to produce his sculpted three-dimensional bronze art, primarily for his own enjoyment. “I’m interested in how sophisticated simplicity can be,” Weaver says. “I’m also motivated by folk art—more specifically by the honesty of art that is made for the satisfaction of the experience and not because it will sell or impress.” Weaver fabricates each of his sculptures from several pieces of metal cut from heavy-gauge sheet bronze that are then welded, forged, ground, and polished to their final form. To achieve values of green, gold, black, and various other colors, a patina is applied that oxidizes and is later burnished. “I like working directly with raw sheet metal in that it’s an honest response to the material,” Weaver says. “The result is a handmade, one-of-a-kind, original sculpture.” During his long career, Weaver has participated in several group and solo exhibitions and was a finalist in both the 2012 City of Albuquerque Public Art Program and the 2014 State of New Mexico Acclaimed Artists Series. His sculptures can be found at GF Contemporary in Santa Fe, Hulse/Warman Gallery in Taos, and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas.—Cristina Olds Bill Weaver, GF Contemporary,

Notch Box Picket, forged and fabricated bronze, 23 x 10 x 12"

In his workshop near Tesuque, Weaver begins each piece by forming a mental picture of it. He then perfects its details by making sketches, and he explores proportions and colors with software programs like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.


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Nicola López Nicola López, The Space Between, ink, watercolor, gesso, and molding paste on paper, 55 x 56"



Christopher Thomson has long been a student of both the visual arts and music, and the latter has lent his sculptures a particularly improvisational air—despite the fact that ironwork presents a difficult medium in which to play. Thomson forges architectural lighting, furniture, and accessories for the home in addition to fine art sculpture. “I think the things I make for the home are functional sculpture, and the things I make as fine art pieces are functional—they just function in a different capacity,” Thomson says. “Both the functional and fine art pieces are made to engage.” Thomson’s latest sculpture series, Bloom, features forged steel in organic shapes inspired by the natural world, which Thomson taps into just outside his studio in San Jose, New Mexico. He has ongoing representation in Montana, Colorado, Arizona, and at La Mesa of Santa Fe, where his work has been shown for 30 years.—AMB La Mesa of Santa Fe,

Brooklyn-based artist and Santa Fe native Nicola López questions where we are as a society and where we might be going. Her work gives us maps exploring her perception of the world that are structured not geographically or topographically but experientially. Working in installation and large-scale twodimensional media, the internationally acclaimed artist layers history, architecture, and technology to reflect the strata of the urban landscape. A sense of vertigo and inevitable gravity rake the shaky towers and crumbling underpinnings of her imaginings, but the comforting imprecision of woodblock printing and sketchy graphite soften her stark, dark worlds with the warmth of the artist’s hand. “My work focuses on that tension [between order and disorder], creating images of landscapes that struggle against themselves, that strive toward order and beauty as they verge on the edge of spinning beyond control or comprehension.”—BT Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

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Martin Mooney Still Life with Apples and Copper Jug oil on board 12” x 24”

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Cody Sanderson Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace Reception June 19, 5–7 pm Cody Sanderson, Cat Scratch Ingot Cuff Bracelet, sterling silver with Lone Mountain turquoise

Navajo jeweler Cody Sanderson’s playful contemporary silver pieces are born of hands-on experimentation. The artist, who cites his children and their toys as sources of inspiration, won Best in Show at the prestigious Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market in 2008 for a sterling silver Rubik’s Cube. “Cody is very forward-thinking, and his work is cutting-edge,” says Sorrel Sky Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells. “He and I are very aligned as far as how we look at the art world, and we’re a very synergistic match.” On June 19, Sanderson will be showcasing new pieces during a special reception at Sorrel Sky Gallery, where he’s exclusively represented in New Mexico.—Cristina Olds

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Erich Woll, New Normal (detail), blown glass, 58 x 48 x 6"



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renowned artists from around the world display their work in Blue Rain Gallery’s second annual invitational glass show by Gu s sie Faunt le roy

Sean Albert, Intentionally Random Line Study, kiln-formed glass, 14 x 12 x 2"

Benjamin Cobb, Visceral Stomach and Visceral Lozenge, blown glass, 33 x 14 x 7" and 11 x 19 x 6"

What could be more simple: five large, wall-mounted matchsticks in progressive degrees of future or past combustion—from completely unlit to slightly charred to burned almost all the way down. Created by Erich Woll, each threefoot-tall matchstick is made of glass. But as the title, When Things Go South, suggests, there’s more to the piece than meets the eye. “Successful work to me is visually simple, informed, and intellectually complex,” Woll says, which for the Seattlebased artist means it must open the door to multiple interpretations and associations—every viewer bringing a potentially different perspective to the work and each one as valid as the next. Woll’s striking (no pun intended) creations join those of nine other glass artists at Blue Rain Gallery’s second annual Invitational Glass Show. Curated by acclaimed Northwest Coast glass artist Preston Singletary, the show features emerging and established artists who employ traditional and newer glassblowing and cold glass methods to produce distinctive, innovative works of art. “I was looking for a broad range of diversity 46

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Left: Armelle Bouchet O’Neill, Kuroshio, Love from F., kiln-formed and sand-carved glass, 38 x 12"

Daniel Joseph Friday, Sunburst Bears, solid sculpted furnace glass, 8 x 12"

Sasha Tepper-Stewart, Phanes, kiln-formed and sand-carved glass, 17 x 25 x 2"

Michael Cozza, Yellow Reticello Sunflower, blown glass and steel, 10 x 10 x 6"

in techniques and styles but also colleagues and artists who exhibit originality and whose work I admire,” Singletary says. These criteria netted an international roster of talented artists, many of whom have been part of glassblowing teams for master glass artists such as Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra. Among them is Benjamin Cobb, who’s worked for the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, since 2002. Cobb’s elegant, amorphic creations often incorporate negative space through openings in the glass. The Australian team of Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, collaborating since 1993, produces blown-glass vessel forms with cold-worked surfaces embellished in delicately carved patterns. Daniel Joseph Friday is a Northwest Coast artist of the Lummi tribe whose sculptural creations suggest totemic forms. The natural world provides inspiration for such artists as Michael Cozza (sunflowers) and Sasha Tepper-Stewart (butterflies), while a precise, often minimalist sensibility is reflected in pieces by Sean Albert, Joe BenVenuto, and Danish artist Tobias Møhl. “What I’ve always loved about glass is its seemingly limitless possibilities,” says Blue Rain owner Leroy Garcia. “This diverse cross section of artists is an excellent example of the many ways the medium can be adapted to a unique aesthetic concept.” Invitational Glass Show, June 5–27, reception June 5, 5–7 pm, Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln,

Above: Tobias Møhl, Nine-part Nest Collection, blown glass, 64 x 64 x 21"

Joe BenVenuto, Ochre Rust Terrene Study, blown and acid-etched glass with hot attached parts, 21 x 12 x 3"

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Kinetic Color a new show at Ventana Fine Art features vibrant works by Frank Balaam and Angus by Emi ly Va n Cle ve

Color is essential to the work of painters Angus Wilson (who goes by just “Angus”) and Frank Balaam. “I remember in color,” says Balaam, whose latest pieces center on what he’s called “the energy and passion of trees.” For Angus, “Color and composition provide the foundation for every painting I produce,” he says. “Without them, I am lost.” A new show at Ventana Fine Art called Kinetic Color—part of the city’s Summer of Color initiative, which presents color-themed shows at leading museums and galleries—features between 35 and 45 works by Angus and Balaam. Balaam’s paintings are part of his Conservancy series, which focuses exclusively on forests and trees and whose proceeds go partly to the nature conservancies throughout the West that inspire the imagery.

“Color and composition provide the foundation for every painting I produce,” says Angus. Angus, Outside Peonies Arrangement with Bread Crescent, acrylic on panel, 38 x 30"

Frank Balaam, Santa Fe Canyon Preserve by the Pond, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"

“In the forest, my hand and eye sketch the anatomy of trees, exploring the vast differences between each leaf and branch,” Balaam says. “In the studio, I take thick scoops of colored light, and, with my brush, I reach back into the forest to find the swirling waves of life and the explosive primal energy of existence.” Balaam, a U.K. native who now calls the small town of Globe, Arizona, home, traces his single-pointed interest in painting trees back to 2002, when, during a plein air painting trip around Arizona’s Mogollon Rim, he saw the forests blackened from the Rodeo-Chediski Fire. Trees feature in Angus’s work as well—although the former television and film animator, who grew up in Scotland and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, also focuses on sweeping landscapes, people, animals, and still life. He’s often told that his colorful expressionist style is reminiscent of Cézanne, Matisse, and Gauguin. “I want my work to appear effortless and passionate,” Angus says. “But under the hood I’m doing an awful lot of thinking and planning. The surface is all grace and elegance, but underneath the legs are thrashing around like nobody’s business.” Frank Balaam and Angus: Kinetic Color, June 12–24, reception June 12, 5–7 pm, Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon, june/july 2015

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The Art and Soul of Color works by Suzanne Wallace Mears and Stephanie Paige explore color and its relationship to energy and emotion by Emi ly Va n Cle ve

A new show at Pippin Contemporary called The Art and Soul of Color—which is part of a citywide Summer of Color initiative at major museums and galleries—pairs the works of glass artist Suzanne Wallace Mears with those of mixed-media painter Stephanie Paige and focuses on the different ways that color can be used to express emotion and energy.

“[Color is] what makes the magic happen and unleashes my imagination,” says Suzanne Wallace Mears. “Color is my way of communicating emotion, a state of mind past, present, and future.” In Paige’s pieces, which are from her Zen Garden series, blues, greens, and grays evoke a sense of peace and calm, while oranges and reds depict positive and upbeat expressions. Her abstract landscapes, featuring rich color around stark horizon lines, reflect Paige’s connection to Mother Earth. “Nature is Stephanie’s main inspiration, and this spring her [Zen Garden] paintings are forging an even closer relationship

Suzanne Wallace Mears, Seaside, kiln-formed glass, 22 x 12"

to the natural world,” says Kelly Skeen, director of arts marketing for Pippin Contemporary. “These paintings focus on the peaceful, meditative balance of nature and the harmony of the universe.” A dozen vertical glass pieces from Mears’s Feather on the Loose collection are totem-like forms mounted in a steel base. They’re meant to communicate happiness, whimsy, and the artist’s optimistic view of life. Stephanie Paige, Spring Winds, mixed media, 36 x 48"


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“I’m a colorist,” Mears says. “It’s what makes the magic happen and triggers and unleashes my imagination. Color is my way of communicating emotion, a state of mind past, present, and future. I favor a bright primary color palette but do have two favorites: blue and orange.” Mears stocks her glass studio with every possible color choice in basic glass, so she has the freedom to use whatever matches her inspiration in the moment. “Color is so much fun for me and so stimulating that if I don’t try to limit myself to a given palette, I try to use everything,” she says. Suzanne Wallace Mears and Stephanie Paige: The Art and Soul of Color, June 17–July 1, reception June 19, 5–7 pm , Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon,


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a new, larger-than-life sculpture from Santa Fe artist Don Kennell by Wh itne y Spi ve y

Remember Don Kennell’s Blue Gorilla, which took up residence in the Railyard this spring? Well, Zubachi, as it was eventually renamed, has a new cousin currently living at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Big Bear was constructed from sheet steel welded over structural steel armature. The interactive sculpture includes a porch-swing-style bench hanging from one paw and a disco-ball lantern hanging from the other. “I wanted to symbolically connect the mostly younger generation that attends Coachella with the power and mystery of their state animal,” Kennell says. “Interacting with the piece hopefully creates a situation of recognition toward the fragile relationship we have with nature.”

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Kennell and his crew of four welders worked on Big Bear for almost three months. “The guys working on the piece were genuinely inspired [by] the project,” he says. “It was often hard to get them to take breaks; we were all just so thrilled to be building this bear.”

“I think of the bear as female, a creature more nurturing and generous,” Kennell says of his 20 x 25’ creation.

Stephanie Paige, Eden's Love, mixed media, 30 x 60"

“Gesture is so important on a sculpture like this,” Kennell says. “The thing has to appear to be alive, and so proportions and shapes and pose become crucial for the thing to work.” 51

summer art events In June, experience Santa Fe’s world-class art galleries and food simultaneously during ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour. Attendees can “bask in the City Different’s pleasant evenings and stunning sunsets while wandering its history-filled streets to view inspired artworks and nosh on sensational savories,” says ARTsmart communications coordinator Kira Randolph, noting that, for the first time, the event is taking place in June rather than February. Proceeds from the event, which features more than 40 participating galleries, help support programs organized by ARTsmart, whose mission is to teach “art, literacy, and life skills” to New Mexico’s youth. The following month, Art Santa Fe celebrates its 15th anniversary with an opening night Champagne Gala (July 9, 5–8 pm, $100) followed by a weekend-long fair showcasing art and artists from seven countries. “We’ll be highlighting art from Cuba with a special installation of kinetic sculptures by Aurora Molina called Los Pioneros and a film about 12 Cuban artists, entitled Alumbrones, which will be shown throughout the weekend,” says operations manager Liane McMillian. “There will also be a very exciting installation coming from Japan called the Puzzle Project.” Other highlights include a talk hosted by Radius Books about publishing art books and a keynote speech by Don Bacigalupi, president of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, Illinois. —Whitney Spivey Edible Art Tour, June 12–13, $35, 5–8 pm, locations vary,; Art Santa Fe, July 9–12, $10, 11 am–6 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy,

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Attendees at the 2014 Edible Art Tour enjoy artwork and hors d’oeuvres.



Robert “Spooner” Marcus

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While growing up on the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, glass artist Robert “Spooner” Marcus drew inspiration from his mother, brother, grandmother, and great-grandmother—all of whom where clay potters. “When I first started [working with glass],” Marcus says, “I focused on traditional vessels and pottery shapes that . . . I put tribal tattoo designs on.” Another formative influence was the artist’s experience working in a glass factory in Española, where he made juice cups. Marcus currently teaches glass-art classes and does production work at Prairie Dog Glass in Santa Fe. His artwork, which he’s been showing locally at Indian Market and Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival for the past 10 years, has become more sculptural, depicting animal fetishes and antlers, for example. Recently he began constructing what he calls Anasazi Walls by gluing and layering nearly 1,000 tiny blocks of clear glass together to form what looks like a wall of ancient stone ruins, complete with doorways and windows. “Inspiration comes from trial and error, those ‘Eureka!’ moments,” Marcus says. “That really attracted me to glass in the first place; it’s intuitive and playful. Every day you walk into the shop, you get to create something out of a pool of glass.”

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Above: Marcus reheats, or flashes, a piece of glass. “Glass sculpting is one of the hardest things to do because you can’t touch the glass,” he says. “You’re just manipulating it with heat and gravity.”


Marcus created the design on this etched glass vessel, Blue Tattoo, by sandblasting around a vinyl stencil overlay to reveal the layers of blue, clear, and black glass underneath.

The raw glass, which looks like ice cubes, becomes molten glass in the furnace (above) and can then be gathered on the end of a punty rod and shaped (above, left).

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Carol Hartsock, Artisan of Niger, oil on canvas, 40 x 32"

Drawn to the Wall 2: The Medium Is the Message Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace, July 3–August 29, reception July 3, 5–7 pm Works by guest artists Seth Anderson, Michael Motley, and Isolde Kille are featured in this new show, which takes its name from the famous quote by philosopher Marshall McLuhan and is part of Patina Gallery’s Year of Couleur series. Employing their own unique methods, the artists’ “harmonized aesthetics . . . invite the viewer to question space, time, volume, line, or shape,” the gallery said in a statement. Anderson explores perceptions of geographical and human landscapes through maps and drawings, Kille creates urban abstractions, and Motley plays with shadows and materials in his wall sculptures. Seth Anderson, Untitled, mixed media on film Carol Hartsock: Both Sides Now on wood panel, 14 x 16" Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon, June 5–18, reception June 5, 5–7 pm Two of artist Carol Hartsock’s painting styles are celebrated in this solo exhibition, which features new abstract works and portraits from around the world. “My abstract explorations are a counterpoint to my representational work,” Hartsock says. “In viewing these, I encourage you to look at all scales within each piece. There are many hidden surprises and experiences within them.”

David Rothermel: From the Source David Rothermel Contemporary, 142 Lincoln Ste 102, June 5–25, reception June 5, 5–8 pm Using “an extended lateral rectangular format with multiple panels,” David Rothermel creates paintings that depict the subtleties and harmony of the desert landscape, which, in speaking to the name of this show, serves as the source of inspiration for his work. David Rothermel, Monarch, acrylic on panel, 38 x 92"

Chris Richter: Reveal Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon, July 3–August 1, reception July 3, 5–7 pm More than a dozen oil paintings from Chris Richter’s series Reveal are featured in his solo show at Chiaroscuro’s new location. The title refers to Richter’s process of creating these abstract paintings, which explore his fascination with trees and forests. “Through painting,” he says, “I attempt to create what happens in nature when I’m not there to observe it.” Chris Richter, Reclaim 337, oil on paper, 36 x 28"

Sandra Duran Wilson: Wavelengths Lacuna Galleries, 124 W Palace June 5–30, reception June 5, 5–7:30 pm Sandra Duran Wilson’s plexiglass sculptures are a new venture for the artist, who’s known for her abstract collage paintings. Part of a family of artists and scientists, Wilson is “influenced by abstract scientific concepts in physics, biology and, chemistry.” Her Wavelengths series incorporates “color, sound, and light; all of which are frequencies.”


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Ben Steele, Whaam, oil on canvas, 34 x 44"

Ben Steele: Fun and Games Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon, June 26–July 12 Reception June 26, 5–7 pm “My upcoming Giacobbe-Fritz exhibition Fun and Games will focus on the universally enjoyable and nostalgic moments of life and art, incorporating them onto canvas in new and humorous ways,” says Utah oil painter Ben Steele, who celebrates (and subverts) pop culture and art history. A Georgia O’Keeffe coloring book, oversized Etch a Sketches, and retro crayon boxes are some of Steele’s subjects. Sandra Duran Wilson, First Light, plexiglass and cast steel, 12 x 37 x 3"

Rahileh Rokhsari: Rumi on Canvas The Longworth Gallery, 530 & 532 Canyon July 1–August 31, reception July 10, 5–8 pm In her latest solo exhibition, Iranian-born Rahileh Rokhsari showcases paintings inspired by Sufi dervish dancing, the words of 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, and the artist’s international travels. “Subject plays a central role in my paintings’ structure,” says Rokhsari, who left Iran in 2005, traveled to India and Southeast Asia, and now calls Turkey home. “I prefer to have real elements surrounded by abstract atmosphere.”

Kevin Box, Light Conversation, painted cast aluminum, 16 x 20"

Rahileh Rokhsari, Eternal Water of Life, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

Kevin Box: Light Conversation Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon July 3–16, reception July 3, 5–7 pm It took two years of experimentation for Kevin Box to develop his process of casting paper into bronze and another seven years to perfect the process. His latest work includes limited-edition wall pieces that were inspired by visits to 37 cities. Some of the pieces in the show have international coins rubbed into paper like passport stamps; others are bronze sculptures the size of a postcard stamp. Suzanne Donazetti: Evolving Intersections Waxlander Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 622 Canyon, July 21–August 3, reception July 24, 5–8 pm More than two decades ago, after much experimentation, Suzanne Donazetti started painting sheets of copper and weaving them together. The result has been colorful three-dimensional landscapes that are part painting, part sculpture. In this show, which features Donazetti’s latest work, the artist continues her exploration of obvious and subtle intersections. “The feelings I would like the viewer to have,” she says, “are of peace, calm, and harmony.” Suzanne Donazetti, Midsummer Evening 3, gold and silver leaf and acrylic on woven copper, 32 x 36"

Sean Hennessey, Electricity, mixed media on cast glass, 18 x 24"

Jason Chakravarty and Sean Hennessey: Kiss My Glass The William and Joseph Gallery 727 Canyon July 1–31 “These two artists have created bodies of work that make us laugh, make us think, and ask us to see glass in a new light,” says gallery owner Mary Bonney about the works of Jason Chakravarty and Sean Hennessey, both of whom employ mixed media. Chakravarty likes to use neon, while Hennessey incorporates materials such as concrete, wood, and steel.

Pablo Milan, The Signature Gallery, 102 E Water, June 26–July 10, reception June 26, 4–9 pm Self-taught artist Pablo Milan, a fifth-generation New Mexican, has an expressionist style of painting that reveals his love for the colors and imagery of the Southwest. Through the use of multiple layers of acrylic washes and loose brush strokes, Milan’s colorful imagery depicts Native dancers, warriors, and horsemen riding across the desert landscape. His work is found in collections worldwide. Pablo Milan, Following the River, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"

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Ann Hosfeld and Reg Loving: Nature Diversified New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon July 3–August 3, Reception July 3, 5–7 pm Ann Hosfeld is know for her abstract and realist paintings of nature and was recently inspired by the tropical Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh, Morocco. Abstract painter Reg Loving is deeply affected by the Land of Enchantment. “New Mexico is a place steeped in myth and ancient cultures that have been influenced by the land,” he says. “The Southwest has been described as an abstraction of the landscape because it is spare, delineated, and defined by the intense light.”

Z. Z. Wei, Hidden, oil on canvas, 48 x 36"

Z. Z. Wei: Broken Boundaries Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon, July 24–August 20, reception July 24, 5–7:30 pm Although painter Z. Z. Wei was influenced by his experiences in art school in China, his current artistic interest leans toward images of rural America. Since the late 1980s, Wei has lived and worked in the northwest U.S., where he meanders down country roads in search of scenes of rolling wheat fields, old pickup trucks, and big red barns that capture his imagination. Reg Loving, Algodones Series #7, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 40"

John Oteri, Spiritual Confluence, oil on board, 15 x 32"

John Oteri Joe Wade Fine Art, 102 E Water July 3–12, reception July 3, 5–7 pm John Oteri’s background as an awardwinning architect has influenced his style of painting, which has a strong compositional element. His interest in how nature is affected by manmade structures is also reflected in his works. “I find it very fascinating attempting to depict how humans live within the restrictions imposed by this [Southwestern] landscape,” he says. Cissie Ludlow: At Last PhilSpace, 1410 Second St June 16–20, reception June 16, 5–8 pm

David Ivan Clark: Elemental William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe June 26–July 28, reception June 26, 5–7 pm When David Ivan Clark, who shows new work in this latest show, was growing up in western Canada, the plains around him were vast, open places that felt like a refuge from the modern world. Influenced by this sanctuary-like experience, Clark reconciles the connection he’s felt with the natural world with the noise of the mechanized world through his abstract paintings, which have the appearance of land and sky and evoke stillness. David Ivan Clark, Adoratorio #102, oil on birch panel, 60 x 60"


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Cissie Ludlow, Room 333, De Vargas Hotel Series, archival pigment ink print, 12 x 16"


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Hilario Gutierrez, A Delicate Moment, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48"

Hilario Gutierrez: What Can’t Be Spoken Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon July 10–August 8, reception July 10, 5–7 pm Abstract painter Hilario Gutierrez, a native of Arizona, created 10 new works for this show, which spotlights the artist’s belief in the importance of viewer interpretation as well as his love for the Southwest landscape. Gutierrez typically creates what’s been referred to as “a prism of conjoined colors” and interjects variations in hue, patterns, textures, and more, encouraging a viewer’s engagement and interpretation.

Comfort, oil, 60x30”

The Whole in My Soul bronze, Ed. 25, 20.5x10x8”

Bi Rongrong, Tri-Images 2/3, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75"

Impacts! Part II: Chinese Contemporary Art Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, July 31–September 18, reception July 31, 5–7 pm Staff from Zane Bennett traveled to China to bring back works for this show, which celebrates contemporary Chinese art. Among the pieces are found-metal sculptures by Liang Shaoji, who puts parts of helmets, plowshares, and other items in boxes with silkworms and allows the worms to cast a net of silk over the metal. Paintings by Lu Xinjian feature abstract aerial views of cities, including Santa Fe.

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The living room of Charles and Edwina Milner—whose art-filled home is featured on the following pages—brims with striking, one-of-a-kind pieces. Clockwise from top left: A colored pencil on paper depiction of Adam and Eve covered in poison ivy; an acrylic and gold leaf on canvas work called Memories by Edwina Milner; a vertical array of mixed-media pieces by Gugger Petter, Mary Baker, and others; spirit poles by John Geldersma (Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art); a bone and wood “treasure box” by Steve Hoover; and a mixed-media collage on paper called Gabriel Being Detained by the Prince of Persia by Mary McCleary.


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CLASSIC SANTA FE ELEGANCE WITH SWEEPING VIEWS 153 Cantera Circle This home is in a gated subdivision blocks from Canyon Road. It has high-end finishes, oak and flagstone floors, a new roof and stucco. 3 br, 4 ba, 3,260 sq.ft., 2-car finished garage, 0.32 acre. Gavin Sayers • 505.690.3070 • $1,095,000

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Charles and Edwina Milner’s well-curated home

Robert II, an oil and copper leaf on canvas by cowboy and Western artist David DeVary, dominates the wall on the right side of the living room fireplace. It’s joined by a triangular flat weave by Colorado artist Stan Meyer; paintings by Diane Marsh, Edwina Milner, and Tony Abeyta (Blue Rain Gallery, Adobe Gallery); and clay and bronze sculptures by Roxanne Swentzell (Tower Gallery). On the windowsill (far left) are glass pieces by Dale Chihuly.

W Edwina and Charles Milner in their Santa Fe home. Foreground: Joseph, a sculpture by Michael Ferris, Jr., made of wood and pigmented wood glue.


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hen Charles and Edwina Milner built their Santa Fe home in 1997, they weren’t just looking for a structure to contain their art collection; they wanted a house that was a work of art unto itself. “The Milners’ home was my first project ever,” recalls architect Michael Krupnick of Krupnick Studio, noting that his clients’ enormous art collection was at the heart of his conception for the property. “We had the dimensions and photographs of every piece they had,” he says, “and we designed a specific plan for where each one would go.” The home’s interiors swell and curve, thanks to a material called pumice-crete. Cast into various thicknesses and then carved into different shapes, pumice-crete lends a distinctly sculptural quality to interior walls. Hand-carved nichos (as openings between rooms or as recesses to display art) are charmingly lopsided—as much artisan touches as the metal detailing on the refrigerator by Isaac Maxwell or the master bath’s custom tile work by sculptor and ceramicist George Alexander. The Milners were so pleased with Krupnick’s design for their home that they called the architect back almost two decades later to design an attached casita for visiting family and friends. Krupnick accepted the assignment, and the casita was built last year by Bill Roth of Modern Design + Construction, Inc. In addition to its intention as a de facto art gallery, the Milners’ home was designed to easily accommodate guests. Lots of guests. At the time the designs were being drafted, “I was on about eight museum boards,” Edwina says. “We enter-

The metal wall sconce was made by the late Texas architect and metal artist Isaac Maxwell, who also designed an elaborate metal facade for the Milners’ refrigerator. To the right of the light is Your Path, an acrylic and gold leaf triptych by Edwina Milner. Edwina was an early collector of the work of New Orleans–based sculptor and ceramicist George Alexander, who created the bouquet of ceramic flowers on the coffee table.

In her home studio, Edwina’s current passion is creating mixed-media collages using gold leaf and images cut out from a Gustav Klimt calendar and gardening catalogs.

tained about a hundred people at a time.” Krupnick fashioned a living room that accommodated large crowds but also contained intimate sitting areas. A sculptural fireplace that stretches upward to radiating vigas on the ceiling bisects the space. Guests can sit on either side of the center chimney, chairs turned away from the art-filled wall, and easily see a speaker positioned on the flagstone in the ample space between the living area and the kitchen. The Milners moved to the City Different in 1990 from Houston, where, Edwina says, “Charles was the president of an oil consulting firm, and I was a studio artist.” When Edwina started painting in the 1950s, “there were very few women represented in museums and galleries,” she says. “I decided to get on boards in Houston and see if I could promote women.” For 14 years, she and Charles were board members of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and during their time in New Mexico, Edwina notes, “[former governor] Bill Richardson june/july 2015

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A caricature of John Kerry was drawn by political cartoonist (and Santa Fean) Pat Oliphant. In the foreground is a metal and clay sculpture by San Antonio artist Susan Budge (Darke Gallery, Houston).

In 1997, Edwina received the doll figure on the left when she was given the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She also received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2004 and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2006.

The Milners’ art collection prominently features work by female artists. “Here in Santa Fe it’s wonderful,” says Edwina. “There are plenty of women represented in galleries, and they’re gallery owners.”

A clay sculpture by Nedra Seybold rests on a credenza in the sculptural, winding stairwell; above it is a nude by Kenneth R. Turner. Right: Japanese Chin dogs Choco and Siku pose beside a bejeweled Chinese dog adorned with dominoes and Mardi Gras beads made by Silver City artist Linda Brewer. 62

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“I buy [art] because I love it,” says Edwina. “If it’s supposed to be here, I can find a place for it.”

Here and below: Far from limiting their art collection to paintings, Charles and Edwina surround themselves with art forms of every type, from textiles and woodwork to sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glassware, and metalwork.

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appointed me the director of regents for all four state museums and nine parks.” Edwina has also served on “the boards of nearly every museum here in Santa Fe.” (Museum Hill’s Milner Plaza was named for her and Charles.) She has since retired from them all, except that of the New Mexico School for the Arts. It’s therefore not surprising that art is very much a part of the Milners’ life together; it quite literally surrounds them, and the landscape often changes with new acquisitions. “We usually give each other art pieces for birthdays and anniversaries,” Edwina says. The couple’s taste is wide-ranging, defying easy categorization. “I realized recently that my theme is materials and how the artist uses them,” Edwina says. “I have a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and I’ve worked in every medium, so I know if the art is any good.” However, she’s quick to note that, before anything new is added to the collection, she and Charles both have to like it. Clearly, in the 61 years they’ve been married, the Milners have found a lot they both like. Every type of art is represented in their home: paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork. Interspersed among such pieces are abstract paintings by Edwina herself, who is currently working in her home studio on mixedmedia collages, taking inspiration from Gustav Klimt and incorporating flowers and gold leaf. A number of her works are currently showing at Waxlander Gallery. Not surprisingly, the couple’s personal collection prominently features work by female artists—often living and often local to New Mexico. “Here in Santa Fe it’s wonderful,” Edwina says. “There are plenty of women represented in galleries, and they’re gallery owners.” The Milners own several sculptures by Star Liana York and Roxanne Swentzell, as well as a piece by Swentzell’s daughter Rose B. Simpson (Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art), whom Charles says is “one to watch.” No doubt the Milners have seen many careers blossom over the decades, but the investment aspect of collecting art is more or less a moot point for them. “Some people buy art to sell it a few years later,” Edwina says. “I buy it because I love it. If it’s supposed to be here, I can find a place for it.”

With distant views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, the Milners’ backyard is like an outdoor gallery. From right, a Wind Ripples kinetic sculpture in orange fusion patina by Mark White (Mark White Fine Art) and Mares of the Ice Age, a large bronze sculpture by Star Liana York (Sorrel Sky Gallery).


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The view from a picture window near the entryway overlooks a waterfall and koi pond. Sculptural pumice-crete columns (at left) echo other artistic uses of the building material throughout the home.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Georgia O’Keeffe, Blue Black and Grey, 1960. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 (101.6 x 76.2) Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum The Museum presents Georgia O’Keeffe: Line, Color, Composition through September 13, 2015, part of Santa Fe’s Summer of Color. Summer hours open daily 9 am–5 pm, Fridays 9 am–7 pm. Also visit the Home and Studio in Abiquiu with a reservation, 505-685-4539. 217 Johnson St, 505-946-1000,

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20 Magnificent Museums Lose (or discover) yourself in world-class cultural and historic exhibitions 21 Annual Events Year-round happenings you won’t want to miss 22 Shopper’s Paradise One-of-a-kind treasures can be found in Downtown’s must-see stores 23 Writerly Walking Tours Get a glimpse of Santa Fe’s rich literary past 24 Performing Arts Central Live music, dance, and theater flourish in Downtown Santa Fe 27 A Feast for the Palate Downtown offers world-class culinary delights

the City Different’s iconic look No other place in the country looks quite like Downtown Santa Fe. With its heart and soul being the 405-year-old Plaza—a park-like, four-block square that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sits at the end of the famous Old Santa Fe Trail—Downtown showcases architecture unique to the distinct groups of people who’ve called the area home throughout history. In 1912, the year New Mexico gained statehood, locals organized an effort to honor the history and preserve this uniqueness of this centuries-old capital city. This period of revival, which also aimed to draw tourists to town, saw the return of Pueblo-Spanish- and Territorial-style architecture—styles that still dominate the roughly two-square-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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No neighborhood in Santa Fe has the significance of the Downtown district. Originally inhabited by Native Americans prior to the arrival of the Spanish, Downtown continues to be the hub of commerce in our community. It’s also the hub of our devotion to our community. A number of the city’s most significant traditions are celebrated here, whether it’s cruising around the Plaza after getting married, taking in the summer concert series, attending events at the cathedral, or indulging in Pancakes on the Plaza. When Spain’s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia came to Santa Fe to honor the city’s 400th anniversary, they went downtown, to the Plaza. But, in addition to having historical and emotional significance, Downtown provides countless options for shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment, all within an easily walkable area. We bring you this issue of Downtown magazine to celebrate and share this magic. I encourage you to walk the streets, feel the rich history, and savor all the delights available today. There are many for you to discover.



“There are so few cities that support a historical center of culture, commerce, and entertainment. Downtown Santa Fe has so much to keep the guests and locals alike entertained, enriched, and satisfied. I am honored to have my shop in the historic La Fonda on the Plaza and to be a part of the Downtown community.” —Rocki Gorman, owner, Rocki Gorman




“Downtown Santa Fe is my connection to our incredibly rich history and culture and the essence of Santa Fe style. It demonstrates better than anywhere else why we are truly the City Different.” —Randy Randall, executive director, Tourism Santa Fe


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“What makes Downtown Santa Fe so special to me is the rich, authentic, and unique cultural vibes that you feel while walking around. Whenever I’m in need of a break in the kitchen, I walk out the back door and take a stroll around the Downtown area, and that always relaxes and inspires me. All of the local vendors, restaurants, and incredible shops in addition to the architectural landscape are sights that never get old!” —Marc Quiñones, executive chef, Luminaria at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

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Line, cOLOr, cOMpOsiTiOn M ay 8 – s e p T e M b e r 1 3 , 2 O 1 5 The power of Georgia O’Keeffe’s artwork derives from her mastery of essential elements of art making: line, color, and composition. To understand the richness of O’Keeffe’s artistry, this exhibition reveals, through paintings and drawings spanning her career, her disciplined drawing practice, dramatic color palette, and innovative sense of composition. Exhibitions and public programs are made possible in part by generous support from The Burnett Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, and the Nancy D. and Robert J. Carney Exhibitions Endowment. Additional support was provided by the Santa Fe Community Foundation; New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax. O’Keeffe: Line, Color, Composition is part of Santa Fe’s Summer of Color.

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“Downtown Santa Fe is a very unique place. The history runs deeper here than any other capital city in America, and there is no other place in the world with this particular cross-pollination of different cultural influences. Walking through the Plaza, one can still imagine what Santa Fe was like 400 years ago. Where else can you run your hands over the curves of old adobe, smell roasting green chile, and watch the clouds gather over the mountains?” —Matthew Mullins, marketing coordinator, Manitou Galleries In


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for the love of art Downtown’s thriving gallery scene speaks to Santa Fe’s role as an important art market Boasting the third-largest art market in the country, thanks to its vast and diverse assortment of galleries, Santa Fe has been luring and inspiring artistic types for more than a century with its idyllic climate and stunningly beautiful scenery. Downtown’s historic, walkable streets north, south, east, and west of the 405-year-old Plaza are lined with galleries selling everything from

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high-end paintings and black-and-white photographs to large-scale installations and religious iconography. So whether you’re a serious collector or a first-time buyer, you won’t walk away empty-handed while traipsing around Downtown. San Francisco Street forms 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

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collages. One block south of the Plaza, on Water Street, you can choose from representational Southwestern works and contemporary abstract paintings, and on Don Gaspar you’ll want to check out iconic black-and-white photographs from the 1950s and ’60s. 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 one-of-a-kind, must-have works in every style and medium.

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“There is always something exciting happening Downtown to honor our cultural heritage, from mariachi bands at the Plaza bandstand to special performances at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. There is a life and vibrancy in the Downtown businesses that is unique and friendly and makes Downtown welcoming.” —Meredith Davidson, curator, 19th and 20th Century Southwest Collection, New Mexico History Museum

“Downtown Santa Fe is a historic gem. It is the cultural center of the city, and it is where a visitor will spend most of their time while in Santa Fe. From fine restaurants to art galleries, museums, and performance spaces, Downtown is very much the heart of Santa Fe.” —Leroy Garcia, owner, Blue Rain Gallery

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Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral, 505-983-8900, 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, 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, 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 musical events like the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

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Santa Fe’s unique personality can be seen in its standout events, which draw crowds from around the state, country and world. Here are just a few you’ll want to put on your calendar. On the Fourth of July, locals head downtown for the Rotary Club of Santa Fe’s Pancakes on the Plaza ( 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 (, July 25–26, 2015, 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 ( attracts more than 100,000 people to its booths each summer. The annual event, being held August 22–23, 2015, is the largest Native American arts market in the world. Santa Fe’s oldest annual celebration, Fiesta de Santa Fe (, 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 11–13, 2015, the Plaza and its surrounding blocks come alive with parades, markets, fairs, and musical performances. Just before Fiesta, on September 4, revelers enjoy the annual burning of Zozobra (, a.k.a. Old Man Gloom, at Fort Marcy Park. On November 27, 2015, 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 13, 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 19–21, 2016, ARTsmart hosts Winter ARTfeast (, where art is celebrated alongside home design and fashion with tours, shows, and more. Proceeds from the event go to local youth art programs.

shopper’s paradise treasure hunting is easy in Downtown Santa Fe, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime local. 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 north side of the Plaza, the heart of Downtown. 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, Malouf on the Plaza sells jewelry made by national and international artists, high-end women’s fashions, elegant home wares, Navajo rugs, and more. Nearby, the 4,000-square-foot Santa Fe Dry Goods carries clothes and accessories 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. 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. 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. Things Finer carries a wide selection of antique, estate, and contemporary jewelry as well as table silver and home fragrances, while John Rippel U.S.A. sells Southwestern belts and buckles, specialty items like money clips, and fine jewelry. Southwest of the Plaza, on Galisteo Street, Mediterrania offers antiques, architectural elements, reproduction furniture, and more from Europe and South America, and The Golden Eye, on Don Gaspar Avenue, is known for its handcrafted jewelry featuring colored diamonds, gemstones, and pearls. 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 selling 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. 22

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“Built with adobe, ponderosa pine, and rough-hewn stone, historic Downtown Santa Fe is perhaps the most unique architectural district in the United States. As such, the southern European and Spanish colonial antiques, hand-carved reproductions, accessories, and textiles that we offer our customers at Mediterrania are a perfect aesthetic fit.” —Marc Galante, owner, Mediterrania


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writerly walking tours get a glimpse of Santa Fe’s rich literary past From the 1920s to the 1940s, permanent and transient members of Santa Fe’s historic literary scene—which included the likes of Willa Cather and D. H. Lawrence—produced best-selling books and hundreds of articles, essays, and poems, helping to make Santa Fe a popular tourist destination. Today, a tour of “Literary Santa Fe” takes you to many of the still-standing homes and hangouts of those writers, 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 former 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. Adapted with permission from text provided by the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information and more Santa Fe history, visit



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 10-26, 2015



JULY 15: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers MUSIC O N THE HILL, ST. JO HN’ S CO LLEGE

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JULY 19: Christian McBride Trio,

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JULY 21: Leni Stern African Quartet

“Downtown Santa Fe around the Plaza provides a tie to days gone by. The end of the Santa Fe Trail is right here, surrounded by historic buildings with a beautiful green public space for people to hang out in and enjoy the day. A lot of locals say they don’t want to go Downtown because they think it’s too crowded or too hard to park there, but I’m Downtown every day and it’s always great to be here.” —John Rippel, owner, John Rippel U.S.A.

The Inn of the Turquoise Bear, the former home of poet Witter Bynner



JULY 24: The Legendary Count Basie

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performing arts central live music, dance, and theater flourish in Downtown Santa Fe world-class chamber music and cutting-edge modern dance are just a few of the unforgettable offerings arts enthusiasts can catch on Santa Fe’s Downtown stages. Presenting approximately 200 events each year, The Lensic Performing Arts Center ( 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 and 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. Down the block from The Lensic, Skylight ( presents local and legendary musicians alike, performing everything from rock to punk to blues. Around the corner, the intimate St. Francis Auditorium, located inside the New Mexico Museum of Art (, presents programs by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—known for its roster Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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“The people who visit from out of town are the most interesting aspect of working Downtown. People from all over the world are drawn to the historic center of our city. Meeting these people helps me appreciate just how lucky I am to live here. I am constantly reminded of the different layers of history surrounding the Santa Fe Plaza, and our building is a historical site that was used as a check-in point for scientists working on the Manhattan Project—that’s just recent history. People had been here for centuries before that.” —Matthew Mullins, marketing coordinator, Manitou Galleries


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“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


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of top-notch musicians—as well as Performance Santa Fe and Concordia Santa Fe, a local wind ensemble. South of the Plaza, historic Loretto Chapel ( offers concerts 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 ( has been performing traditional live theater—comedies, dramas, and musicals—since 1922, making it the oldest continuously running theater west of the Mississippi.


“Santa Fe is so timeless, and there is such a sense of history here, especially Downtown. I think Santa Fe is having a moment right now and it is very exciting!” —John Sedlar, executive chef/owner, Eloisa at the Drury Plaza Hotel

“We at the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors are so lucky to work right in the heart of Downtown. I walk by our National Treasure, the Palace, every day and am reminded of the more than 400 years of history that makes Santa Fe such a special part of the American story. So, Downtown is special for me because it is so unique in the mingling of the historic and the new.” —Meredith Davidson, curator, 19th and 20th Century Southwest Collection, New Mexico History Museum

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T Thehe Spanish Spanish Colonial Colonial Arts Arts Society Society Presents: Presents: Summer of Color Exhibitions: Summer Summer of of Color Color Exhibitions: Exhibitions:

Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt Blue Blue on on Blue: Blue: Indigo Indigo and and Cobalt Cobalt in New Spain in New Spain in Gala New June Spain Opening 12, 2015 Opening Opening Gala Gala June June 12, 12, 2015 2015 Exhibition through March 2016 Exhibition through March Exhibition through March 2016 2016

Tradición, Devoción y Vida: Tradición, Devoción y Vida: Tradición, Devoción y Vida: 80 years of Black and White 80 years of Black and White 80 yearsinofNew Black and White Photography Mexico and Mexico Photography in New Mexico Photography in New Mexico and and Mexico Mexico Opening Gala June 12, 2015 Opening Gala 12, Openingthrough Gala June June 12, 2015 2015 Exhibition October 2015 Exhibition through October Exhibition through October 2015 2015

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Summer Spanish Market Summer Spanish Market Summer Spanish Market On the Historic Santa Fe Plaza

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Coming up: ¡Viva La Cultura! Coming Coming up: up: ¡Viva ¡Viva La La Cultura! Cultura! A week of events July 21–26, 2015 A week of events July A week of events July 21–26, 21–26, 2015 2015 Concerts, Cuisine, Film and Fun! Concerts, Cuisine, Film and Fun! Concerts, Cuisine, Film and Fun!

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On On the the Historic Historic Santa Santa Fe Fe Plaza Plaza July 25–26, 2015 July 25–26, 2015 July 25–26, 2015

Hotel Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque at Historic Old Town at Historic Old at Historic Old Town Town November 27–28, 2015 November November 27–28, 27–28, 2015 2015

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The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Open 10-5 Tuesday–Sunday Open 10-5 Tuesday–Sunday Open 10-5 Tuesday–Sunday Open daily Memorial Day–Labor Day Open daily Memorial Day–Labor Day Open daily Memorial Day–Labor Day Visit our Curtin Paloheimo Gift Shop Visit our Curtin Paloheimo Gift Shop Visit our Curtin Paloheimo Gift Shop Located on Museum Hill at Located on Museum Hill at Located on Museum Hill at 750 Camino Lejo 750 750 Camino Camino Lejo Lejo

For additional information visit, or call 505.982.2226 x109 For For additional additional information information visit visit,, or or call call 505.982.2226 505.982.2226 x109 x109 Th e Spanish Colonial Arts Society would like to thank our partners: Th Thee Spanish Spanish Colonial Colonial Arts Arts Society Society would would like like to to thank thank our our partners: partners: Pictured: Pictured: From From MoSCA MoSCA Collection, Collection, Rio Rio Grande Grande Blanket, Blanket, ca. ca. 1910, 1910, NM; NM; Mayólica Mayólica Jar, Jar, 17-18thc., 17-18thc., Mexico; Mexico; Los Los Hermanos, Hermanos, photograph photograph by by Myron Myron Wood, Wood, 1976. 1976. Pictured: From MoSCA Collection, Rio Grande Blanket, ca. 1910, NM; Mayólica Jar, 17-18thc., Mexico; Los Hermanos, photograph by Myron Wood, 1976.

a feast for the palate Downtown offers world-class culinary delights


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one of the reasons Santa Fe is a culinary capital of the Southwest is that it’s home to more than 200 restaurants—despite the fact that the town’s population is only around 70,000 people. 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 405-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

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

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San ta F e ’ s fine s t d ining e x perience s

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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

Plaza Café

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

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The 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, 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.



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La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more

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

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531 505-984-7915, Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike by offering casual dining by romantic candlelight in the dining room or alfresco on the tree house feel of the patio. 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.


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

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

Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery, Studio & School Heidi Loewen, In Flight, smoked porcelain sculpture, 22 karat gold leaf, H: 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)

John Rippel U.S.A. Gorgeous pieces by artist, Valerie Naifeh: Versatile 35" strands can be worn as wrap bracelets or necklaces, shown in turquoise and hematite with 18K clasps and baroque pearls; 22K cigar band ring with blue zircon, tsavorites and diamonds. Inlay sterling silver belt buckle by John Rippel. These and much more at John Rippel USA, just off the Plaza at 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, between San Francisco and Water Streets outside the La Fonda Hotel. 111 Old Santa Fe Trl, 505-986-9115

POP Gallery Daniel Martin Diaz, The Rise of The Intelligent Machinery, graphite on paper, 14 x 16" POP Gallery features Contemporary and New Brow established and emerging artists from around the world. During Spanish Market 2015, we will present Daniel Martin Diaz: Diagrams of the Soul, inspired by Anatomy, Computer Science, Maths, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Science, Consciousness, Philosophy, and Time Travel, Diaz’s goal with his new body of work is to capture concepts/ideas through simple diagrams and convey a world of conversation for the viewer. “What is compelling to me is the magic and mystery in science. The laws of physics are the miracles, Quantum physics is the new witchcraft, and modern chemistry is the new alchemy.”—DMD Artist reception Friday, July 24, 6 pm. 125 Lincoln Ave, Ste 111, 505-820-0788, 30

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


Full Bloom Full Bloom is a boutique for today’s woman’s casual lifestyle. We believe fashion should be flattering, comfortable, and versatile. Johnny Was, NYDY, Comfy, and Komarov are just some of the lines we offer. New merchandise arrives weekly. Open 7 days. 70 West Marcy St (one block off the plaza), 505-988-9648

Rainbow Man Joe Wade Fine Art John Oteri, Gathering Wood, watercolor, 16 x 6" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art g allery 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

Turquoise Butterfly The total art experience: different types of premier art are located in this downtown large historic building. Nowhere else in Santa Fe will you find this selection of gemstone, silver, native jewelry, pottery, clothing, gallery art and gifts. This 4' amazing butterfly is made of turquoise and gemstones. Open every day. 149 E Alameda, 505-982-9277

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, Steven Tiffany, and Jennifer Jesse Smith. 107 E Palace Ave, 505-982-8706,

Real Deal Collection Authentic Pre-Owned Luxury Handbags & Accessories We buy, sell, and trade-in authentic handbags and accessories from designers including Chanel, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Prada and more... Visit our boutique in the Lensic building two blocks from the Plaza, or visit our website anytime! 223 W San Francisco St, 505-795-5979

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,

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Widely recognized as one of the best community events in town, the free summer music festival called Santa Fe Bandstand is a wonderful way to enjoy Downtown. Presented by the nonprofit organization Outside In Productions, the Bandstand series has grown from several weeks to almost two full months of live music on the Plaza. From early July to late August, you can catch local musicians performing everything from country to salsa to zydeco. Intermission acts feature folk dancing, belly dancing, and more, and special noon shows present African drummers, young flamenco dancers, and acclaimed circus performers Clan Tynker. As the setting sun brings a golden glow to the historic buildings surrounding the Plaza, there’s no more pleasant way to spend an evening Downtown than listening to live music outdoors and dancing your cares away.—Cristina Olds




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Blue Rain Gallery’s 2nd Invitational Glass Show June 5 – 27, 2015 Artists’ Reception: Friday, June 5th, 5 – 7 pm in Santa Fe

Curated by Preston Singletary Participating artists include Tobias Mohl, Michael Cozza, Sasha Tepper-Stewart, Ben Cobb, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliot, Dan Friday, Erich Woll, Sean Albert, Joe BenVenuto, Laura Beth Konopinski and Armelle Bouchet O’Neill.

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La Mesa of Santa Fe Christopher Thomson, Blooms Inspired by his flute playing, this new series of improvisational, hand forged steel sculptures is powder coated in flamboyant colors. Perfect for the garden! La Mesa has shown the work of contemporary artists in a variety of mediums since 1982. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688

Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery El Moises, La Bota Sagrada, acrylic on wood with glitter clear coat, 37 x 38" Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery­­—featuring sacred and visionary art—is coming together with its artists for a Santos Show: July–August 2015. Opening Night/Artist's Night: Friday, July 3, 5–9 pm. Show Closing Night/Artist's Night: Friday, August 21, 5–9 pm. Featured artists: El Moises, Rachel Houseman, Stevon Lucero, Rob Yancey, Aaron Jones, Zarco Guerrero, Jennifer Price, Richard Olson, Jane Cassidy, Huberto Maestas and PAZ. Come view multimedia works that are unique and iconic! Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 11 am–5 pm, Sunday 12–5 pm, or by appointment. 614 Agua Fria St, 928-308-0319

Canyon Road Contemporary Art Kathy Beekman, Plenty of Sunshine, pastel on paper, framed Kathy Beekman’s pastel paintings evoke the American landscape with their vibrant colors, iconic farm structures and vast textured landscapes. Winters bring a chill and summers smell like grass; barns recall days gone and clouds float within serene blue skies. 403 Canyon Rd, 505-983-0433

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trailer TLC Ric k Ruff i s t he g o-to g uy f or Airst re a m repair by Em i ly Va n Cle ve

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“I lived in trailers when I traveled around doing craft shows, and when they broke down—which they seemed to do in the most inconvenient places—I had to fix them,” Rick Ruff says.

Ruff has 35 years of experience repairing and refinishing trailers like this 1960 Airstream Pacer, which he restored with a custom contemporary interior.

Rick Ruff owns 17 aluminum-frame trailers. That number includes a 1953 Airstream, a 1950 Spartanette (made by the now defunct Spartan Aircraft Company), and 15 others built between the 1930s and 1970s. When he’s not tinkering with his own collection of vintage campers and RVs, the former leather craftsman is fixing others’. “I lived in trailers when I traveled around doing craft shows, and when they broke down—which they seemed to do in the most inconvenient places—I had to fix them,” Ruff says. “That’s how I began learning everything I know about fixing trailers.” Ruff, who lives in Santa Fe but spends part of his time on his Madrid property (which has no electricity or running water), is completely self-taught. After 35 years in the business, he can repair cabinets; refinish wood surfaces; and do body, electrical, and plumbing work. He’s converted trailers into food trucks as well as outfitted them for full-time living. Finding parts is often problematic, however. “I bought a couple of my trailers for parts, but I haven’t been able to dismantle them,” he says. “It would be almost painful to do it.” 102

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Ruff repairs and renovates trailers inside and out, including stripping and polishing exteriors.

“My parking lot is close to full with trailers waiting to get fixed,” Ruff says.

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A couple of the rare models that Ruff has refinished are a 1969 Airstream Safari and a 1969 Silver Streak Deluxe Rocket.

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For decades, Ruff repaired his clients’ trailers on their premises, but last year he took the plunge and leased a 2,400-square-foot building near the corner of Agua Fria and Siler roads. “I can fit four trailers inside and park eight trailers outside,” he says. “My parking lot is close to full with trailers waiting to get fixed.” Rick Ruff, 505-690-8272

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Fairview Farm at Mecox, Bridgehampton


Join us in July and August for OLYMPIC-LEVEL SHOW JUMPING at JULY 26, AUGUST 2 AND AUGUST 9 Show jumpers navigate jumps up to 5’6” at racehorse speeds, making for heart-stopping equestrian action. Picnic on the grass while watching majestic horses and their human partners compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. Or buy a ticket to our Sunday VIP tent brunches, to watch the action and enjoy great food and refreshments.

The Santa Fe Summer Series Presented by The Equicenter de Santa Fe

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Chocolate + Cashmere what’s n ot to love about t hi s downtown shop? by Whitne y Sp i ve y

photo g ra ph s by Dou g la s Me r r i a m “Santa Fe has always intrigued me as a center for arts and commerce,” says Haleigh Palmer, who spent three months preparing to open the Santa Fe location of her store.

During World War II, 109 East Palace Avenue in Santa Fe was the administrative hub for the Manhattan Project and a gateway of sorts to Los Alamos. Seventy years later, the project’s director, Robert Oppenheimer, still has a presence in the Spanish hacienda–style building. “As an homage, and with the approval of the city attorney in Los Alamos, we’ve created a chocolate sculpture of Mr. Oppenheimer,” says Haleigh Palmer, owner of Chocolate + Cashmere, a candy and accessories shop that recently opened in the historic location and, accordingly, sees many tour groups and history buffs pass through its doors. The sweet replicas of the scientist (they’re $600 for a two-foot-tall statue or $105 for a bust) are only a small part of what Chocolate + Cashmere has to offer. “Coming into our store is a sexy, sensual, and cultural experience,” Palmer says of her four-room shop, which offers an expansive collection of made-in-Santa Fe Golightly Cashmere and gourmet treats from the likes of Albuquerque-based Joliesse and Santa Fe chef Joseph Wrede of the acclaimed culinary pub Joseph’s. “We offer something for everyone,” Palmer notes. “You can spend $2 or $200, and we’re certain you’ll experience something magical, if just for a moment—or for a lifetime. We’re excited about the opportunity to present a culture of quality.” This philosophy is perhaps most apparent in the colorful rows of cashmere that adorn walls, tables, and shelves throughout the store. “Actual cashmere—the stuff we import from Scotland—is Grade A,” Palmer says of her inventory. “It’s taken solely from just one-sixth of the goat’s belly. In fact, it takes the annual molting of four cashmere goats to make one sweater.” That cashmere is then hand-loomed on vintage knitting machines right here in Santa Fe. Although Chocolate + Cashmere’s flagship store still operates at 130 Bent Street in Taos, Palmer is excited about the “bigger pond” offered by Santa Fe. “Being downtown feels amazing,” she says. “So many people from all over the world come to us. It feels cultured and expansive.” Chocolate + Cashmere, 109 E Palace, 106

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Master chocolatier Grace Lapsys created a custom line of truffles exclusively for Chocolate + Cashmere that uses organic butters and creams as well as a few single-origin cacao sources.

Palmer asked artist and designer Kristin Bortles to help decorate the store. “She had some outrageous ideas,� Palmer says, such as the cashmere wall rug seen here behind Palmer.

Attention to Every Detail With 35 years of experience, let us maintain and refine your property. We can create a water-wise garden, furnish outdoor spaces, integrate sculpture, even re-stucco or remodel your home.

Colorful products are found throughout the store. The best-selling cashmere watch cap (not shown) is available in up to 52 colorways.

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Pilates Santa Fe live younge r long e r t hroug h t he he aling a r t s by Whit ne y Spi ve y

photo graph s by G abri ella Ma r k s Raymond Kurshals, founder and director of Pilates Santa Fe, studied with five of the seven teachers who studied with Joseph Pilates.

Raymond Kurshals has danced with Madonna, improved Ali MacGraw’s yoga practice, and instructed Russell Crowe in a private Pilates session. This kind of mingling with the stars has long been part of Kurshals’s career, which has roots on Broadway, where he was a professional dancer more than 40 years ago. Since relocating to Santa Fe in 1993, Kurshals has served as the go-to Pilates and wellness guru for locals as well as the rich and famous. (Also on his client list are Cate Blanchett, Marsha Mason, Shirley MacLaine, and Bailey Chase, to name a few). That’s because Kurshals offers some of the best healing therapies available in Santa Fe—from core work that will have you ready for bikini season to knee rehab for that running injury that just won’t go away. This type of work has always been Kurshals’s passion. “As a dancer, I felt like I was healing people,” he says. “With Pilates, I’m healing people.” But Kurshals’s business, Pilates Santa Fe, is about so much more than imparting the method pioneered by Joseph Pilates that emphasizes alignment, breathing, and core strength. Walk into Kurshals’s downtown studio and you’ll find—in addition 108

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Want to practice Pilates at La Posada de Santa Fe home? Kurshals suggests starting by exhaling more than you inhale, sitting up straight, and breathing deeply.

In addition to his regular clients, Kurshals works with guests at local hotels, is a fitness club consultant, and travels the globe teaching aspiring Pilates instructors. (Pilates certification is also available through his Santa Fe studio.)

Pilates Santa Fe celebrated its 20th anniversary in January. Many of Kurshals’s clients have been with him since the beginning. “I teach generations of families,” he says. “They trust us.”

“If people need to be fixed, we can fix them . . . —mentally, physiologically, emotionally,” says Raymond Kurshals.

to traditional Pilates instruments—a CoreAlign machine, a massage room, a sauna, and an oxygen therapy area. “If people need to be fixed, we can fix them, so to speak—mentally, physiologically, emotionally,” says Kurshals, who’s a certified nutritionist and is also trained in osteopathic and chiropractic medicine. Kurshals works with a team of up to 10 independent contractors to offer clients a variety of services seven days a week, from one-on-one or group Pilates sessions to various restorative wellness

treatments, including cold light laser therapy, craniosacral massage, and Shiatsu and Jin Shin Jyutsu bodywork. “Live younger longer” is the tagline for Pilates Santa Fe, and it certainly seems appropriate “We’re all going to die,” Kurshals says, “but you want to live the most healthy, most vibrant life you can until you’re dead. You want to fulfill your destiny, whatever that is—and you want to have fun doing it.” Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta,

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Located in the lush Galisteo Valley, where Spaniards settled in the late 1600s, this historic property includes three buildings on nearly an acre of land. The main house boasts Pueblo-style construction with double-thick adobe walls and was originally built in the 1860s by one of the area’s founding families, the Ortiz. The nearby mountains are named for them, and some of their descendants still live in the part of the village that was once a Spanish land grant. Fully restored and updated over the centuries, the 2,900-square-foot residence at one time housed the famous La Mancha Restaurant. Today the home includes three bedrooms and three baths and has coved ceilings, vigas, a kiva fireplace, a wood-burning stove, portales, and a private courtyard surrounded by cottonwoods. Having attracted legendary local artists such as Agnes Martin and Fritz Scholder over the years, today Galisteo is home to the likes of playwright Bernard Pomerance, multimedia artist Bruce Nauman, painters Susan Rothenberg and Woody Gwyn, and cookbook author Deborah Madison. An artist can easily find inspiration while living on this compound and working in its 2,800-square-foot studio, which was built with Rastra construction and includes an open floor plan, a chef’s kitchen with Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances, and a cutting-edge media room. In addition to the main home and the studio, the compound includes a private, freestanding guesthouse. Added in 2006, the 622-square-foot building has one bedroom, one bathroom, a compact kitchen, a kiva fireplace, and high ceilings supported by vigas. List price: $1.588 million Contact: Deborah Bodelson, Santa Fe Properties, 505-660-4442,,

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Built in the 1950s in northeast Santa Fe, this 3,050-square-foot Territorial-style home has had just one owner, and he worked in the lumber industry. David Wilson managed Star Lumber, a downtown institution for nearly 30 years, while also working as a general contractor on notable construction and remodeling projects, including ones for The Compound and Geronimo restaurants. The residence, set deep within 2.68 acres of mature natural and designed landscaping, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage, and it showcases Wilson’s skill with rare and elegant varieties of timber—from the original oak floors and custom wood ceilings to the pecky cypress walls. Stately portales with expansive views of the city lights and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains encourage outdoor entertaining. List price: $875,000 Contact: Deborah Bodelson, Santa Fe Properties, 505-660-4442,,

Architect, artist, and art patron Frank Applegate built the main house of this compound on Camino del Monte Sol (see photos to the left) in the early 1920s to serve as his art studio. Will Shuster, one of the founding members of a group of artists called Los Cinco Pintores (The Five Painters), bought the house from Applegate’s widow in 1937 and lived there with his family until 1987. During those years, a studio and casita were added to the nearly one-acre property located three blocks from Canyon Road. Shuster was a painter and writer but is probably best known as the inventor of Zozobra (whose likeness is painted on the home’s turquoise mailbox). The main house, studio, and casita comprise four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a library, full kitchens, dining and living areas, and landscaped yards with covered patios for entertaining. A door and banisters hand-carved by Shuster remain, as do painted stars in what was his son’s room and a ceramic mask decorating a nicho. According to Shuster’s biography, the artists’ parties along Camino del Monte Sol, where several artists of the era lived, would last for days—until someone’s wife would tire of the activity and the revelers would move to the next house in the neighborhood. As the current homeowner says: “If only these walls could talk, the stories they’d tell.” List price: $1.95 million; Contact: K. C. Martin, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-690-7192,,

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Plaza Cafe

A visit to the Santa Fe Plaza’s most famous restaurant, aptly called the Plaza Cafe, involves a cacophony of languages being spoken around you while you dine—but the common sentiment is “Yum!” Located smack dab in the middle of Downtown, the eatery has been serving up native chow to locals and visitors since 1905. It’s the current tenants, however—the Razatos family—who, since taking over in 1947, have given the definitive diner its world-class acclaim. Three-hundred-sixty-four days a year, hungry foodies can fill up on an eclectic breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that straddles two remarkable cuisines: Northern New Mexican and Greek. Norteño classics such as fiery pork posole, plump stuffed sopaipillas, smoky moles, and retro Frito pies are happily served alongside Mediterranean goodies like fat gyros, bubbling baked moussaka, and creamy hummus. The burgers are jumbo, the salads are mountainous, and the pies are towering, and all provide tasty fuel for browsing galleries and museums or whiling away the afternoon on a park bench on the historic Plaza. Ah, summertime . . . when the livin’ is deliciously easy.—John Vollertsen Plaza Café, 54 Lincoln, june/july 2015

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Amaya a longtime local restaurant is wonderfully r einvented

At Amaya, Chef Rodney Estrada sets sea scallops on hunks of crispy pork belly, which in turn rests atop a green lentil puree.

In THIS ERA of celebrity chefs and television personalities who cook garnering major media attention—whether warranted or not—it’s wonderful to discover a culinary talent someplace unexpected. Such was the case during a truly delicious meal I recently enjoyed in a hotel restaurant that’s gone in and out of vogue but is ready to reclaim a prominent gastronomic position. Previously, Amaya, in Hotel Santa Fe, featured a menu that reflected the hotel’s Native American ownership and theme. That effect has been toned down vastly, and I think it’s freed up Chef Rodney Estrada’s creativity. There are still many touches of indigenous ingredients— squash, beans, duck, corn—but every dish my companions and I sampled seemed to be inspired by flavors and modern trends, and they were all crazy scrumptious. Chef Estrada started us off with a one-bite amuse-bouche, composed of a corn chip, creamy black-bean spread, house-cured gravlax, and zippy

Moist and tender seared Atlantic salmon is served atop squid-ink pasta with mussels, littleneck clams, and a rich saffron broth. 114

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habanero citrus drizzle—delish! The gluten-free corn muffins served in the bread basket were so delicate and tasty, despite the lack of flour, that we asked for two refills. The salads were a knockout. Although I’m ready for the kale craze to be over, Amaya’s Kale Caesar is anything but cliché, topped with crispy garbanzos, Cotija cheese, and fiery chipotle dressing. A roasted beet and pear salad with goat cheese and walnut vinaigrette was as delicious as it was photogenic (as were all the dish designs). A favorite main course for the table was the seared sea scallops, which teetered on hunks (yes, hunks) of crispy pork belly reposed on a bed of green lentil puree—Chef Estrada’s clever take on surf and turf. Perfectly moist and tender seared Atlantic salmon came on a tangle of squid-ink pasta with mussels, littleneck clams, and a rich saffron broth—we sopped up the sauce and then licked the bowl. Even a simple roasted chicken breast was special, with cranberries and spiced apples paired beautifully with a curry squash sauce. Vegetarians will love the red beet and black bean cake, which looks like a giant burger and has a smoky, meaty flavor. Our Cakebread sauvignon blanc was crisp and right for spring. Warm apple pear strudel and maple crème brûlée probably weren’t a good idea given the impending swimsuit season, but we gobbled them up. Food this good is meant to be enjoyed. I learned that amaya is a Tewa word meaning “I am brave.” Chef Estrada’s confidence when it comes to rustling and roping aggressive flavors makes him a force to be tastily reckoned with. Go get ’em!—JV


While Amaya’s menu still features indigenous ingredients, every dish seems to be inspired by flavors and modern trends.

Cowgirl BBQ still earning its place as a beloved culinary institution

Cowgirl’s falloff-the-bone, mesquite-smoked baby back ribs come with beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.

Bikram yoga, and vegetarianism. Oh, the times they are a-changin’! Whether you’re drinking or not, there’s much to enjoy from the Cowgirl’s large menu. All the usual suspects are available: burgers, nachos, pulled pork, New-Mex, Tex-Mex, and Cajun, including gluten-free versions and healthier options. A plate of “Wings of Fire” chicken wings scattered with chopped habaneros had me and my friends calling for margaritas and beer for dousing. A plump head of roasted garlic on a plate of bubbling Jack cheese and zippy tomatillo salsa with crostini hit the spot as a lighter option; we were saving room for barbecue, of course. When the ribs served in an eatery with BBQ in its name are falling off the bone and have an intense smokiness even before a sauce is applied, you know the chef has reached smokehouse master status. Even a light smear of a bourbon glaze on a salmon fillet kicked things up a notch, while a Vietnamese-themed bánh mì taco with pickled vegetables and Sriracha drizzle went around the table a few times. You can finish your meal with a slab of decadent flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream, and then, on Monday nights, head to the main bar for some karaoke. The Cowgirl has pool tables, live music almost every night, and one of the best patios in town for people watching. Two decades and still running—long may she ride!—JV

With trendy gastropubs and high-end beer joints all the rage, it’s comforting to see that in Santa Fe, a good old-fashioned saloon is still in vogue. Cowgirl BBQ, an offshoot of New York City’s Cowgirl Hall of Fame, has been serving up cold ones and bracing cocktails for 22 years, and a visit I made there recently confirmed that its place on Santa Fe’s dining and nightlife scene is secure. Having begun somewhat colorfully as a roadhouse, where booze— along with the urban cowboys and cowgirls who frequently imbibed it—was the focus, the Cowgirl underwent a shift 14 years ago when Chef Patrick Lambert became a partner. The place went from a bar that served food to a restaurant that serves alcohol, and the change has been a positive one. The night I was there, families, foodies, yuppies, hipsters, and barflies all feasted happily under one roof. Even the conversation at my table reflected the evolution, touching on Buddhism, meditation,



The “Mother of All Green Chile Cheeseburgers,” as it’s called on Cowgirl’s menu, is made from a secret blend of black Angus beef, custom ground beef, locally raised buffalo, and applewood smoked bacon.

Santa Feans love a new restaurant. This fact was dramatically driven home to me late this spring, when Paper Dosa ( opened on Cordova. From the minute the doors opened and the large and luscious paper-thin dosas started flying out of the kitchen, Santa Fe foodies were hooked. From 5:30 pm and onward, six nights a week, the joint is jumping. Chef Paulraj Karuppasamy and his lovely wife Nellie Tischler could not be more deserving of their success. Both have done their homework: Paul by perfecting the South Indian menu via a series of pop-up dinners this past year, and Nellie by taking her years of experience in the hospitality industry and adroitly running the floor. If you haven’t stopped in yet, you better hurry—I’m certain Santa Fe’s summer visitors will quickly discover it. Over at the newish Drury Hotel, celeb chef John Sedlar set up shop with Eloisa ( and immediately raised the bar on dining room and kitchen design. Although Sedlar grew up in Santa Fe, it must be his years in Los Angeles that gave him the chutzpah to create such a provocative environment for showing off his Cal-NewMex cooking. Apart from the gorgeous main dining room, there are plans for a cocktail bar on the rooftop that will be perfect for imbibing while taking in Santa Fe’s mountain vistas. Now that the dust has settled from a bumper crowd at the opening, I look forward to seeing what Sedlar has up his culinary sleeve. The Edible Art Tour on June 12 and 13 is another great way to revel in Santa Fe’s eclectic food scene. For two nights, community forces come together to celebrate the visual and culinary arts, with the city’s favorite restaurants serving food in its top galleries. For tickets and more info, go to and join the (edible) fun. This summer is already looking delicious!—JV june/july 2015

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

Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565

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

The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353

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

Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an awardwinning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.

Gabriel’s Restaurant

4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000

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

Joseph’s Culinary Pub

428 Agua Fria, 505-982-1272

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

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

Maria’s now uses only 100-percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best

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

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Midtown Bistro

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Plaza Cafe Southside

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The Ranch House

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900

Rancho de Chimayó

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

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary this year as a treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage—A Timeless Tradition. Serving worldrenowned authentic New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this century-old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó specialty: carne adovada—marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April,11:30 am–8:30 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast on weekends. Get your 50th Anniversary Cookbook online today!

326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008

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

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

Bang Bite

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

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

Doc Martin’s Restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Chef Gregory Romo designs cuisine and sources ingredients that respect region and season. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” Award of Excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features free live music nightly. Lunch 11 am–3 pm; dinner 5–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm. june/july 2015

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major markets From July 10 through July 12, more than 20,000 visitors will descend on Museum Hill for the 12th annual International Folk Art Market. “This is the largest international folk art market of its kind in the world,” says publicist Clare Hertel. “It is a leading international destination for cultural art, not to mention a whole lot of fun.” More than 150 artists from 57 countries will participate in the weekend event, including approximately 60 new artists from places such as China, Burkina Faso, and Paraguay. In 2014, attendees collectively purchased more than $2 million worth of handmade art that included pottery, woven tapestries, jewelry, and toys. “It would take a lifetime to travel and find the exceptional folk art treasures that are readily available at this market,” says cofounder Judith Espinar. Two weeks later, the Plaza becomes the hub of art-centered activity when the 64th annual Spanish Market sets up shop. Upwards of 70,000 visitors are anticipated during the course of the two-day event, which will feature works by more than 200 traditional Spanish artists. —Whitney Spivey International Folk Art Market, July 10–12, times vary, $15–$225, Museum Hill, 706 Camino Lejo,

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Spanish Market, July 25–26, 8 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Plaza,

June 6 Johnson Street Experience. A neighborhood block party just west of the Plaza with live music and performances, art making and demonstrations, a poetry slam, dog adoptions, wine tasting, food specials, and more. Free, 12–4 pm, Johnson Street. June 6–7 Spring Festival and Fiber Arts Fair. Sheep shearing, bread baking, games, and interactive activities for kids. $6–$8, 12 and under free, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, June 12–28 Currents 2015: Santa Fe International New Media Festival. The sixth annual, citywide festival includes exhibitions, multimedia performances, artist presentations, workshops, and more. Free, various times and locations, June 13–14 Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Festival. The 37th annual juried show benefits Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center, and features work from more than 200 national and local artists. Free, 9 am–6 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, June 20 Fantase Fest. Creative Santa Fe presents an evening of community events highlighting a vibrant, walkable downtown with art, music, and more. Free, 6 pm, De Vargas Park, June 20–21, 27–28 Santa Fe Studio Tour. Expanded to two weekends, the Santa Fe Studio Tour features 68 Santa Fe artists opening their 44 studios to the public for this free, self-guided


event. Artists will give demonstrations and speak with visitors. Free, 10 am–5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, various locations; artists’ reception Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, SFUAD, 1600 St. Michael’s, June 24–27 Rodeo de Santa Fe. This 66th annual event features steer wrestling, barrel racing, bronc riding, and more. $10– $148, Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo, June 27 Santa Fe Pride. A parade to the Plaza plus various festivities celebrating LGBT pride. Singer Janice Robinson headlines. Free, 1 pm, Santa Fe Plaza,

July July 3, 8, 11, 17, 24 Daughter of the Regiment. Santa Fe Opera presents Donizetti’s comic opera directed by Ned Canty and conducted by Speranza Scappucci. $213–$693, 8:30 pm, 301 Opera, July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza. For the 40th year, this annual Independence Day celebration features breakfast, a vintage car show, a silent auction, and arts and crafts. $8, 7 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, July 4–5 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, $5 ages 13–20, 12 and under free, 12–6 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas,

334 Los Pinos, July 4, 10, 15 Rigoletto. Santa Fe Opera presents one of Verdi’s breakthrough operas. Features baritone Quinn Kelsey and soprano Georgia Jarman in their SFO debuts. $213–$693, 8:30 pm, 301 Opera, July 9–11 Transcendence. Classical chorale music from an ensemble of 24 singers as part of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2015 Summer Festival concert series. Works from Howell, Schültz, Brahms, and Buchenberg. $10–$55, 8 pm, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 213 Cathedral, July 18–19 ¡Viva Mexico! Celebration. Enjoy music, art, and activities at this celebration of Mexican culture. $6–$8, 12 and under free, 10 am–5 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos,

July 25–26 Contemporary Hispanic Market. An annual event with more than 130 booths showcasing work by Hispanic New Mexican artists. Free, 8 am–5 pm, Lincoln Ave,

Ongoing Origami in the Garden. Blank paper is the inspiration behind 20 large outdoor metal sculptures created by Kevin Box alone and in collaboration with his wife, Jennifer, and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander. $10, 12 and under free, Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, 3453 Hwy 14N, Cerrillos,


July 18, 22, 31 Salome. Santa Fe Opera presents R. Strauss’s 1905 adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome in one act. David Robertson conducts. $213–$693, 8:30 pm, 301 Opera, July 21 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Music and Wine Gala. A benefit for the festival (which kicks off two days earlier, on July 19), the gala includes silent and live auctions of fine wines, a four-course dinner with wine pairings, and music by pianist Kirill Gerstein. $600, 6 pm, La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace, July 21–26 ¡Viva La Cultura! A historic cultural festival presented by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society with concerts, cuisine, movies, and more. Prices, times, and locations vary,

Copyright 2015. Santa Fean (ISSN 1094-1487 & USPS # 0018-866), Volume 43, Number 3, June/July 2015. Santa Fean is published bimonthly by Bella Media, LLC, Pacheco Park, 1512 Pacheco St, Ste D-105, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA, (505) 983-1444. CPM # 40065056. Periodicals postage paid at Santa Fe, NM and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to Santa Fean, P.O. Box 16946, North Hollywood, CA 91615-6946. june/july 2015

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Casa Rondeña Winery


Since the early 17th century, vintners have coaxed wines from the grapes that flourish in New Mexico’s high desert climate along the Rio Grande Valley. Following the wine-stained footprints of those early experimental chemists, John Calvin established Casa Rondeña Winery in 1995 in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, an hour south of Santa Fe. Visitors to the stately winery can sample its proprietary meritage, cabernet franc, viognier, and more in the comfortable tasting room daily from 12 to 7 pm. Join the wine club (free of charge) to gain permission to picnic on the manicured lawns that surround the cottonwood-shaded pond, or take your glass of vino and stroll amid the rows of gnarly grape vines just outside the front doors. Guests can also occasionally enjoy intimate concerts under the domed ceiling of Casa Rondeña’s rotunda, as Calvin, a trained flamenco guitarist, likes to support local musicians. —Cristina Olds


june/july 2015

Free Nightly Indian Dances Authentic Performances Every Evening at 7PM May 25 - Sept. 7 Courthouse Square Downtown Gallup Exit 22

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Jane Filer

Crosssing Kentucky, acrylic on canvas, 56" x 108"

Sean Wimberly Santa Fe Gate, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36" (505) 660-5966