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46 Must-Know Artists
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32 City Different ART Santa Fe, Music on the Hill, the Edible Art Tour, Entreflamenco, the International Folk Art Market, Rodeo de Santa Fe, New Mexico Jazz Fest, Santa Fe Bandstand, Spanish Market, and the Gordon Summer Concert Series 40 Adventure Johnny Lewis of Santa Fe Balloons floats us high above Northern New Mexico 69 Art Jane Filer at Bill Hester Fine Art, Brad Overton at Blue Rain Gallery, Kevin Box and other Santa Fe Studio Tour artists, Frances Priest at Tansey Contemporary, Gigi Mills at GF Contemporary, and Karen Frey at Gallery 901
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ON THE COVER Bruce Helander, Hot Air, collage, 43 x 40". Photo courtesy of Tansey Contemporary.
SANTA FE IS BLESSED WITH MANY ORGANIZATIONS that support art and art education for our community’s youth. These dedicated professionals and volunteers understand the value of art in young people’s lives, how it shapes their understanding of the world, how they see themselves, and the impact it has on other areas of their education. Inherently, we’re a creative culture, and art education offers the gift of finding this spirit within. It’s so important to nourish this from an early age. We adults also have a need to understand ourselves better and see the world through the expanded vision that enjoying and appreciating art affords. How often do we get stuck in our workaday lives, rarely taking that moment to stop, stand back and see the world from a different perspective? Appreciating art, like seeing any spectacular view, transports us to a place in our hearts that’s often ignored. This issue, which contains a vast array of stunning art along with an exploration of the artists themselves, will expand your world. Even if you don’t love every piece, your world and your understanding will have shifted. To me, this is the most amazing thing about art; it allows the imagination to run wild. While it’s interesting to understand artists and their motivations, in the end it’s we, the viewers, who actually define the art. It’s our acceptance of it, how it makes us feel, and where it leads our emotions that really define a piece. When that magic happens, it’s a signal that a piece of art may need to be part of our lives. As someone who enjoys a small art collection, every one of the pieces in my home speaks to me. The magic is that the message changes, not just with the light in the room, but also with the emotions that I bring to the viewing. My awareness of the world around me expands, allowing me to see myself and those around me with a clearer vision. This can happen only when you open your eyes and see—beyond the brush strokes and interesting patinas—in order to find where the art takes you. It begins now.
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|O V E R H E A R D | Q: What place does art hold in your life? “Art is very central to my life and my work. Of all of the beautiful things that people may have in their home, art is always the most enjoyable of them. I always look to a person’s collection to inform me of what they really love.” —Chandler Prewitt, owner, Chandler Prewitt Design
“We live in a world surrounded by art—be it natural or man-made. Art—sensing it, seeing it, touching it, experiencing it—is an integral part of our daily lives. I have always felt that a unique synergy exists between fine art, beautiful environments and the expression of a life well lived. All elements combine to create the hallmarks of a remarkable, extraordinary life.” —Gregg Antonsen, senior vice president and qualifying broker, Sotheby’s International Realty
“As a serial home renovator I wouldn’t think twice about replacing tired furniture or finishes, but my art collection is not disposable; it represents the journey of my life. I’ll often look at a piece I once loved and think, ‘Eh, not so much now.’ But the idea of discarding that tangible reminder of where (and who) I was when I acquired it is unthinkable.” —Amy Gross, editor, Su Casa
“Art allows me to express my thoughts, my feelings, and my experiences of our world. Art is my lifeline. Without this passion and ability to create, this visual voice, I would be incomplete.” —Stephanie Love, editorial assistant, Santa Fean
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ART Santa Fe, a nonprofit organization that focuses on contemporary art in Santa Fe, opens its annual event (also pictured, below, left) on July 8.
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ART Santa Fe ART Santa Fe returns to town this summer under new management by Redwood Media Group, which produces fine art shows including Spectrum Miami and Artexpo New York. In addition to presenting more than 55 exhibitors showing the finest in modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography, and glasswork, the four-day show features art talks, specially curated programs, site-specific projects, artist demonstrations, interviews with artists, and festive parties. “ART Santa Fe has a longstanding reputation for providing a unique, dynamic look into modern and contemporary art,” says Redwood Media Group CEO Eric Smith. “We’re excited to watch it continue to grow in the coming years.” —Emily Van Cleve EXHIBIT
Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes (but leave the dog home) to the popular free concert series Music on the Hill at the St. John’s College athletic field. Every Wednesday night, beginning June 15 and ending on July 27, concertgoers are treated to music by some of New Mexico’s finest bands and soloists. Among the talented performers taking the outdoor stage this summer are Bert Dalton’s Brazil Project, Tracey Whitney, and the Pedrito Martinez Group. Parking around the college is limited, so organizers suggest parking in the Museum Hill lot and riding a free shuttle to the athletic field.—EVC Music on the Hill, Wednesdays 6–8 pm, June 15–July 27, free, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, sjc.edu
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ART Santa Fe, July 8–10, 11 am–6 pm (one-day pass $10–$20, three-day pass $15–$25, VIP pass for two $100), Opening Night Vernissage, July 7, 5–9 pm, free with required VIP pass, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, artsantafe.com
Music on the Hill
Left and above: Music on the Hill at the St. John’s College athletic field launches its 11th outdoor concert series season on June 15. These family-friendly concerts are enjoyed by music lovers of all ages.
Right: Canyon Road and downtown galleries gear up for the Edible Art Tour.
Edible Art Tour EVENT Strolling from gallery to gallery to to to sample culinary treats while viewing dynamic works of art is a warmer experience since ARTfeast’s Edible Art Tour no longer takes place in February. The 19th annual EAT is scheduled for June 10 on Canyon Road and June 11 11 in the downtown area. More than 40 top galleries and restaurants join forces to to present the best in food and art at this this popular event, which attracts visitors from from around the country. A new addition to the tour is the sale of plein air paintings created by members of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and public school students.—EVC KIRA RANDOLPH
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Sa nta Fe C ha mb er Mu s i c Fe s ti v al
19th Annual Edible Art Tour, June 10, 5–8 pm (at Canyon Road galleries), June 11, 5–8 pm (at downtown galleries), $35, artfeast.org
Left: Entreflamenco performers bring the Spanish tradition of flamenco dancing to the Lodge at Santa Fe.
Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director Peter Serkin, Artist-in-Residence
A rich variety of flamenco song and dance is part of Entreflamenco’s new full-length summer production in the intimate Maria Benitez Cabaret at the Lodge at Santa Fe. For the company’s third summer season, codirectors and lead dancers Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez are bringing three musicians and three additional dancers from Spain. Entreflamenco was founded in 1998 in Spain by Granjero, who at a young age performed for the royal family of Spain, Queen Elizabeth II, the King of Morocco, and in theaters throughout Europe and Asia. For close to two decades, he was a soloist and choreographer for Benitez’s company Teatro Flamenco. Ramirez, Granjero’s wife and dance partner, has also been a professional dancer since childhood. At the age of 17, she made her debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The company, which is now based in Santa Fe, has performed throughout the Iberian Peninsula and North and Central America for the past 18 years.—EVC
From left: Alessio Bax, Peter Serkin, and Jennifer Koh.
Entreflamenco, June 30–August 28, 8 pm (daily except Tuesdays), $25–$50, Maria Benitez Cabaret (at the Lodge at Santa Fe), 750 N St. Francis, entreflamenco.com, ticketssantafe.org
13th Annual International Folk Art Market
Below: The 67th Rodeo de Santa Fe begins with a parade June 18.
Visitors to Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Market can expect a different experience every year. With new applicants applying annually to this juried show, the rotating arts and crafts— such as jewelry, beadwork, basketry, carvings, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and textiles—seem endlessly unique. This year, several artists from Bulgaria are joining artisans from more than 60 countries to make their first appearance. JUDITH COOPER HADEN
Above: Tuareg jewelry by Niger artisan Elhadji Koumama.
Left: Manjula Devi of Nepal shares her artworks at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Far left: Vanh Hanh Vietnamese lion dancers.
Many participants come from countries where the average income is less than $3 a day. “One weekend in Santa Fe provides artists with the financial ability to radically improve their lives and their communities,” says Jeff Snell, CEO of International Folk Art Alliance, the market’s parent organization.—EVC 13th Annual International Folk Art Market, opening party July 8, 6:30–9 pm, $225, Early Bird Market July 9, 7:30–9 am, $75 (includes all-day pass), Saturday Market July 9, 9 am–5 pm, $20 (ages 16 and under free), Sunday market July 10, 9 am–5 pm, $15 (ages 16 and under free), on Museum Hill, 700 block of Camino Lejo, folkartalliance.org
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Rodeo de Santa Fe EVENT For more than six decades, Santa Fe has been privileged to host a big-time professional rodeo every summer. The 67th Rodeo de Santa Fe kicks off with a parade on June 18 and settles down at the Rodeo Grounds on June 22 for four nights of bull riding, bareback and saddled bronco riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing, presented by more than 600 professional cowboys from around the country. Mutton Bustin’ for little tykes precedes each evening’s entertainment. Be sure to attend on Saturday night, June 25, to watch the crowning of the Rodeo Queen. —EVC
Rodeo de Santa Fe Parade, June 18, 11 am, free, starts just north of Fort Marcy Park on Murales Rodeo de Santa Fe, June 22–25, 7 pm (Mutton Bustin’ 6:30 pm), $10–$37, Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo, rodeodesantafe.org
New Mexico Jazz Festival Every summer for the past decade, The Charles Lloyd Albuquerque’s Outpost New Quartet takes Performance Space has the stage July 29 collaborated with the at the New Mexico Lensic Performing Arts Jazz Festival. Center to showcase music from some of the best local and world-renowned jazz artists at venues throughout Santa Fe and Albuquerque during the two-week-long New Mexico Jazz Festival. The Dave Holland Trio performs at the Lensic on July 24, while the Charles Lloyd New Quartet takes center stage on July 29. Enjoy a moderated conversation with Lloyd and retired NEA Deputy Chairman A. B. Spellman at the Lensic, just hours before the concert. The Pedrito Martinez Group, which specializes in Afro-Cuban music, presents one of several free in-town performances offered during the festival.—EVC 11th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival; July 15–30; see online for specific concert times; free (Lensic events $20–$50); the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W San Francisco), St. John’s College (1160 Camino Cruz Blanca) and the Santa Fe Bandstand (downtown Plaza); newmexicojazzfestival.org 36
Humming House, a lively indie-folk quintet, performs at the Santa Fe Bandstand. This year’s lineup will include 75 performances.
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Bandstand EVENT One of Santa Fe’s liveliest summer charms is the free Tuesday-through-Saturday Bandstand concert series on the Plaza, which runs from July 5 through the month of August. With a roster of local and big-name musicians covering jazz, folk, salsa, bluegrass, rock, and even opera, the early evening programs encourage dancing and mingling among tourists and locals alike. It’s an all-ages venue, where tiny feet stomp happily beside those of their parents and grandparents, and where friendly teens swing willing elders into the dance area.—Anne Maclachlan
Santa Fe Bandstand concert series, July 5–August 26, free, check lineup and times at santafebandstand.org
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Left: Marie Romero Cash, One Hundred Madonnas, wood, gesso, watercolor, and varnish, 60 x 24 x 2"
Spanish Market Spanish Colonial art as a living tradition is the focus of the 65th Traditional Spanish Market, an annual downtown event that showcases the woodcarvings, tinwork, hide paintings, retablos, straw appliqué, furniture, weavings, jewelry, pottery, and ironwork created by approximately 250 artisans from New Mexico and southern Colorado. Expect to see such masters as Lawrence Baca (jewelry), Christina Hernandez Feldewert (tinwork), Camilla Trujillo (pottery), and Frank Zamora (retablos) displaying their latest pieces at booths in and around the Plaza on July 30 and 31. Zamora plans to do a live painting event at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art during the weekend.—EVC
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65th Annual Traditional Spanish Market weekend, July 30–31, 8 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Plaza, spanishcolonial.org
Above: Celtic roots group Runa will perform in Los Alamos on July 15. The Red Elvises (left) take the stage on June 17.
Gordon Summer Concert Series in Los Alamos It’s worth taking the short drive to Los Alamos on a Friday night to enjoy a free outdoor concert by Ashley Pond, compliments of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Los Alamos resident Russ Gordon, who’s been producing the concerts for 27 years, brings the best in bluegrass, rock, jazz, funk, world music, flamenco, and Americana music to town for this popular, family-friendly music series that runs every Friday night from May 20 through September 2. “A new act performing on July 15 is Runa, an award-winning Celtic roots supergroup made up of members from Solas, Riverdance, Clannad, Eileen Ivers, and Teada,” says Gordon. “The musicians are from Pennsylvania, Ireland, Canada, and Kentucky.” Hundreds of residents are expected to show up when Igor & the Red Elvises take the stage June 17. “They play the most exciting Russian rock ‘n’ roll known to man,” says Gordon. “They’re high-energy and loads of fun.”—EVC EVENT
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up in the air hot a i r bal lo oning wit h Joh nny Le wi s by Eve Tolpa
A true New Mexico tradition, hot air ballooning is even more fun with an experienced guide like Johnny Lewis of Santa Fe Balloons.
New Mexico’s unique landscape looks even more majestic from the air. 40
AS A CHILD GROWING UP IN ABILENE, Texas, Johnny Lewis saw Around the World in 80 Days and became fascinated with hot air ballooning. After learning to fly a plane in high school, he set his sights on becoming a balloon pilot, too, but couldn’t find any information on the topic—including how to acquire a balloon. “I thought, shoot, I’ll just build one,” he says. To that end, he took a college home economics class—“with my cowboy hat on,” he declares—for the express purpose of learning to sew. At the time, Lewis was spending his summers in Red River. There, he says, he “designed a balloon and built it and took off.” Was that … safe? “I didn’t really think about safety,” he admits. “I was in college! Now safety is a big factor. You can’t fly a homemade balloon anymore.”
In the years since his Red River adventure, Lewis kept returning to New Mexico. “I was enchanted,” he explains. His relationship with the state has endured four decades; he currently splits his time between Texas and Santa Fe, where he owns and operates Santa Fe Balloons (santafeballoons.com). “We’re there May through October,” he says. “It’s just too windy other times to fly.” During the off-season, Lewis and his wife take weeklong ballooning trips to places like the Grand Canyon or Colorado River, although one of his favorite trips involved mapping the Valley of Kings, in Egypt, via hot air balloon. Lewis’s skill set isn’t limited to piloting; he’s also the go-to guy for balloon-based film stunts in Northern New Mexico. When conditions are right, Santa Fe Balloons offers a flight a day, starting at sunrise and taking roughly four hours total. “We’ve got about a two-hour window when it’s calm and stable,” says Lewis. The company maintains four sizes of balloons, with capacities for two, four, six, or eight passengers, plus the pilot. Lewis can accommodate people with all manner of needs, including those with walkers or wheelchairs. “I took a 102-year-old lady up last year,” he says. Lewis picks up passengers at their hotel and drives them 30 to 40 miles to the launch site, a 160,000-acre parcel of land not far from Española that he leases from the federal government, encompassing canyons, arroyos, and cliffs. Roughly 15 to 20 minutes later, the balloon is inflated. “There’s nothing out there, no need to worry about power lines,” he says. “We take off and fly.”
Up, up, and away! An eager group embarks on a ballooning expedition.
Ballooning is big in New Mexico. According to Lewis, “It all started years ago with a gentleman named Sid Cutter. He was an aviator, [and] he became the pioneer.” It was Cutter who, in 1972, founded what would become the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. It’s no surprise that the Duke City boasts the lion’s share of ballooning companies in the area, though they can also be found in Taos. During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Apex Balloons schedules special sunrise flights that correspond with the festival’s spectacular mass ascensions. abqballoonrides.com Belen-based Cloud 9 Ballooning offers scenic country flights year round, often employing their signature alien balloon. cloud9ballooning.com Taos-based Eske’s Paradise Balloons flies above the Rio Grande gorge. Passengers can even get married in the air, with Eske’s helping to book a caterer for a nuptial breakfast. taosballooning.com
Above: Johnny Lewis, who built his first hot air balloon in college, now shares his passion by taking adventurous locals and tourists on balloon rides. Right, above: Passengers often get to see wildlife such as desert jackrabbits from the air. Right, below: Santa Fe Balloons can accommodate parties of two to eight.
Rainbow Ryders, the largest balloon company in the state, offers instruction as well as flights. Special services include balloons for conventions and team-building exercises, among many others. rainbowryders.com Pueblo Balloon (puebloballoon.com) in Taos, and World Balloon (worldballoon.com), in Albuquerque, are branches of the same company. When conditions are right, their pilots dip balloons into the Rio Grande and allow the baskets to float in the river, a feat known as the “splash and dash.” june/july 2016
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HIPICO Santa Fe collaborating for the equestrian community
ATIVE NEW MEXICANS Brian Gonzales and Guy McElvain share many things: a passion for horses, a quarter century–long friendship, and co-ownership of the 138-acre equestrian facility HIPICO Santa Fe, which they purchased in January 2015 to host world-class hunterjumper events. While most of the participating equestrians live in New Mexico and neighboring states, some travel to Santa Fe from as far away as Canada. HIPICO Santa Fe’s second summer and fall series of equestrian events runs from July 27 through September 25 at the facility southwest of town, near the community of La Cieneguilla. “After we bought the property, we had to replace every light bulb and fix every faucet,” explains McElvain, an experienced horseman and the fox-hunting partner of Gonzales, who has been
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riding horses since childhood. “Everything was run-down,” he says. “In the first six months we added 400 stalls, built a half a dozen arenas, and planted more than 100 trees.” McElvain, who took riding lessons at HIPICO Santa Fe at a time when the facility was known as the Santa Fe Horse Park, has felt a special connection to this particular property for decades. Gonzales’s connection goes back much further. His family owned thousands of acres of land in the area in the 1800s. “It was a dream come true to buy the place,” says Gonzales. “We saw the opportunity for a permanent home for the Grand Prix de Santa Fe (a nonprofit Gonzales and McElvain founded in 2004) and the development of the facility to host multidisciplinary horse shows throughout the year.” Since founding the nonprofit in 2004, the two men had their eyes on the property and jumped at their chance to purchase it when it went into foreclosure in 2009.
Right: A masterful rider (and daughter of HIPICO Santa Fe’s co-owner Guy McElvain), Chenoa McElvain rides Hanoverian mare Valentina RC.
HIPICO Santa Fe’s showgrounds, just southwest of town, have a beautiful mountainous backdrop.
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Left: Chenoa McElvain riding Viola.
Above: HIPICO Santa Fe hosted the Rancho Corazon Master’s Choice Jumper Classic in August 2015.
Hipico, a Spanish term which refers to the cultural, social, and athletic center that revolves around the horse, was created by the McElvain and Gonzales families, with families in mind. “We focus on family-oriented hospitality,” says Gonzales. “In the future, we are also planning to host music festivals and other community events.” In the meantime, HIPICO Santa Fe is all about horses and giving back to the community. The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding (NMCTR), a local nonprofit that works with special needs youth and adults through equine-assisted activities, was invited to base its operations at HIPICO Santa Fe earlier this year. Thousands of dollars have poured into the community through Grand Prix de Santa Fe, which has donated more than $150,000 to local nonprofits and equine charities since its inception, and has also established a scholarship program that annually awards $5,000 cash to a New Mexico student interested in pursuing a university degree in a veterinary-related field of study. The public is welcome to watch all of HIPICO Santa Fe’s summer and fall equestrian events free of charge. For a detailed schedule of events, visit hipicosantafe.com. 44
Below: Wes Studi, the Cherokee actor famous for Avatar, Road to Paloma, Dances With Wolves, and The Last of the Mohicans—among many others—rides stallion Cesar’s Crack.
John Oteri The Dark Riders 32 x15.5 Pastel
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ARTISTS by Stephanie Love
Santa Fe’s natural light, striking landscapes, diverse cultural influences, and unique architecture have captivated artists for over 100 years. With more than 250 galleries in a two-square-mile area encompassing Canyon Road, downtown, and the Railyard District, the City Different boasts the most densely concentrated area of art dealers in the entire world, with nearly 100 located on a half-mile of Canyon Road alone. On the next 20 pages, we share our sampling of must-know artists represented in our city’s top galleries.
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG Famous for his post-abstract expressionist artworks of the 1950s, Robert Rauschenberg’s style at that time integrated scavenged materials, photographs, painting, and found objects into each piece. His sculptural collages of this era examined the interplay of materials, a characteristic that continued to pervade his work throughout the rest of his career. Experimenting with silk screening and other traditional art forms, as well as working in his unique collage style, Rauschenberg’s American culture–inspired works also coincided with his interest in art activism. Participating in collaborations between artists and scientists, as well as working with nonprofit organizations, Rauschenberg was not only an influential artist, but also an influential community member. Hailed as an artist that paved the way for the pop art movement, Rauschenberg created many of his best-known pieces as collaborations with Jasper Johns, who was his colleague and close friend at the time. Zane Bennett Contemporary Art zanebennettgallery.com Jeremy Thomas, Post Yellow, mild steel, epoxy, and urethane, 53 x 93 x 78"
Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array III (18/57), intaglio in nine colors, 88 x 52"
BRUCE HELANDER A graduate of the prominent Rhode Island School of Design, Bruce Helander specializes in collage and assemblage works. With pieces in over 50 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Helander’s prestige has not gone unnoticed. As Tansey Contemporary notes, City Link magazine calls Bruce Helander “[a]rguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country...” With combinations of paints, cartoons, photographs, and other found objects, he creates whirlwinds of whimsical imagery that imply deeper meanings. Helander, working also as an art critic, arts writer, and curator, has coordinated over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows for Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Duane Hanson, Jules Olitski, and Dale Chihuly, among others. Helander’s involvement in the contemporary art world reveals his absolute enthusiasm for the visual arts, something also apparent in his meticulously composed collage masterpieces. Solo exhibition, June 10–26 Tansey Contemporary, tanseycontemporary.com Bruce Helander, Cactus Chaos, collage, 13 x 11"
KATE CUSACK “The body is my canvas,” says artist Kate Cusack. “I am fascinated by adornment and excess.” Cusack’s experience in creative fields relating to the body—from costume design to fashioning pieces for window displays— has helped inspire designs for her popular zipper jewelry. Her fascination with zippers reflects a love of transforming ordinary materials into wearable art. She says this transformation “remind[s] viewers about the power of the imagination and the joy of discovering a new view of something that would have otherwise been overlooked.” Patina Gallery, patina-gallery.com
Kate Cusack, Kromozone IV, necklace in lime and black zipper
JEREMY THOMAS Ever passionate about creating objects, Jeremy Thomas inflates his geometric steel forms—using pressurized air—to depict the evocative dichotomies that inspire him. Initially finished in farm equipment paints, Thomas’s works have evolved with his use of more vibrant colors—muscle car paints and nail polishes—as well as rust patinas. Thomas’s choice of color often contradicts the forms onto which he applies them, expressing perceived oppositions between masculinity and femininity, organic and industrial shapes, and decoration and art. “Masculinity and femininity are not material forms but rather social constructs,” he explains. Through intentionally abstracted forms, Thomas’s work explores these differences in a completely original style. Ranging in size from small to massive, his bulging, curved pieces seem to be caught in the midst of their own creation, perpetually inflating. Despite specializing in these sculptures, he maintains that artists don’t need to select just one medium. “Therefore,” he says, “I am not a sculptor, painter, printmaker, blacksmith, or draftsman singularly; I am a culmination of all of them.” Jeremy Thomas: New Work, July 1–August 1, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, charlottejackson.com june/july 2016
CHRISTOPHER H. MARTIN Colorado painter Christopher H. Martin masterfully fuses an ageold technique, verre églomisé—French for gilded glass—with a more modern approach. Using acrylic panels, the self-taught artist paints the foreground first and works backward in layers, incorporating coats of pure pigment and water with application by brushes, wind, heat, and gravity, to achieve his pursuit of natural and abstracted forms. “Through my paintings I seek to create an organic development of form, depth, and color working together to create a unique expression,” Martin says. “Organic expressionism is a succinct way to describe my process.” Christopher H. Martin Gallery, christopherhmartin.com
Right: Michael Madzo, The Richness Surrounds You, Unknowable to the Senses, acrylic on paper sewn with cotton threads, 38 x 29"
Christopher H. Martin, Drako, acrylic, 96 x 96"
MICHAEL MADZO The amalgams of Michael Madzo’s painted and sewn collages create whimsically grotesque forms; these forms, placed in their decoratively ambiguous backgrounds, create his lovely, haunting images. Madzo’s imagery particularly emphasizes the eyes, which he depicts as more spiritual than realistic; the ones he paints seem to be reflectively searching rather than merely seeing. “This is an eye that is always looking back,” he says. “I see the figures in my paintings as someone at the end of a fantastic journey.” Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com
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Dylan Pommer, Cartoon Room (part of the House of Eternal Return), installation 48
A significant contributor to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return permanent exhibition, Dylan Pommer exemplifies a younger generation of Santa Fe artists who want to be creatively involved. “There’s a rejuvenated excitement among artists my age that we, too, can be a part of the city’s arts culture,” says Pommer. With a degree in animation, he was excited to implement other creative talents—such as sculpture and painting—into his immersive installation project. “All of my work is heavily inspired by the cartoons I grew up with as a child,” Pommer explains, “so for Meow Wolf, I decided to make a room that was an homage to vintage black and white cartoons.” He adds, “I’m proud to call Santa Fe my home base and hope to keep making art here for a long time.” Meow Wolf, meowwolf.com
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Born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1942, artist Jun Kaneko relocated to the States in the ’60s, where he studied sculptural ceramics with Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, and Jerry Rothman. Motivated by abstract expressionism, these ceramicists transformed the way clay artists perceive the objects they create, and this era is now referred to as the contemporary ceramics movement in America. Kaneko—one of the most prolific artists of the time—sculpts with masterful geometry, color, and form, but in a more refined, minimalist style than his colleagues. Based in Omaha since 1986, Kaneko earns much of his recognition through more than 70 museum collections as well as public art projects. “The challenge of making successful work is to create art that strongly engages the viewer’s imagination in any environmental circumstance in which it is placed and experienced,” Kaneko says. “Nothing exists by itself. Everything exists with the balance or imbalance of its relationship to others.” Gerald Peters Gallery, gpgallery.com
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Vladimir Kush, Tree of Life, oil on canvas, 60 x 80"
Known as the founder of metaphorical realism, Russian-born surrealist artist Vladimir Kush depicts metaphor through visual terminology rather than the spoken word. Because of this, Kush’s works not only transcend the boundaries of language, but their complex compositions convey an array of ideas that are subtly open to interpretation without needing verbal communication. Incorporating lovely, collectible icons and objects in his works—delicate insects, colorful flowers, musical instruments, and reflective lakes, among others—Kush has gained popularity for his imagination as well as his painterly talents. He finds that his professional artistic skills are conveyed through realistic imagery; they pull the viewer in to interpret the metaphors he’s suggested using different layers of meaning. In response to the outstanding popularity of his original paintings, he creates giclées as well. His original compilation painting, Tree of Life, depicts multiple metaphors of the tree and is available for sale at The Longworth Gallery, which carries his giclées as well as his originals. The Longworth Gallery, thelongworthgallery.com 50
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RUMI VESSELINOVA For the past 20 years, Rumi Vesselinova has been creating landscape photographs that capture the radiance of the American Southwest, as well as its environmental challenges. “[T]he places closest to my heart have always been the American Southwest and my native Bulgaria. Different and distant as they are, they both speak to me in a profound, visceral voice,” she says. “They both are beautiful in their own ways, but photographing them is not about beauty, composition, or technical precision. It is about a level of closeness that does not allow for the separation of fascination and existential pain.” Overwrite, July 8–September 8, reception July 8, 5–7 pm Catenary Art Gallery, catenaryartgallery.com
Mark Yale Harris, Crush (monumental), bronze ed. of 8, 61 x 80 x 21"
ROGER HAYDEN JOHNSON Scenes bathed in early morning and late afternoon light are Colorado painter Roger Hayden Johnson’s muses. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s oil paintings as a child, Johnson traveled Europe and lived in Paris and Munich before settling in the Southwest. Drawn to New Mexico’s similarities to Europe in language, architecture, and culture, he began creating richly colored paintings that capture a wide variety of architectural subjects, including old farmhouses, country chapels, European architecture, and indigenous buildings of the Southwest. Manitou Galleries, manitougalleries.com Roger Hayden Johnson, Truchas, oil, 30 x 30" 52
LYMAN WHITAKER A sculptor for over 50 years, Lyman Whitaker has created innovative wind sculptures that are collected and displayed in yards and gardens across the City Different, as well as in museums and galleries across the country and abroad. A native of Utah, Whitaker embraces his love of mechanics and metal, and this passion has contributed to his international success in kinetic sculpture. His broad portfolio includes cast bronzes, fabricated figurative forms, mobiles, fountains, pottery, and even architecture. Wiford Gallery, wifordgallery.com Lyman Whitaker, Double Spinner, copper wind sculpture, varying sizes
MARK YALE HARRIS
Sarah Stolar, Beehive, mixed media on paper, 22 x 30"
Mentored by Doug Hyde (Nez Perce) and Bill Prokopiof (Aleut), who was a protégé of the famous Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache), sculptor Mark Yale Harris continues the tradition of melding form and imagery from Native art with contemporary abstracted minimalism. Harris fuses the knowledge of his instructors with his own vision to carve beautifully refined sculptures in marble, alabaster, and limestone. He often casts these stone sculptures—abstracted figures and animals—to bronze editions, which can better endure the outdoor elements. “The purpose of my artwork is to invoke an awakening of the sensual,” Harris says. He aims to invoke this through a perceptual, internal, and intellectual response, a “visual that speaks to life’s experiences.” Combining different elements to express duality, Harris uses his unique style to express relatable connections and ideas, observing, “Creating symbols of universal connection underscores the relationship that one has to another and to nature.” Canyon Fine Art, canyonfineart.com
SARAH STOLAR The artworks of Santa Fe artist Sarah Stolar employ metaphorical imagery, doodles, unrefined geometric shapes, and mixed media to form her pseudo-landscapes. Stolar’s paintings are a balance of order and chaos; her aesthetic eye helps her arrange each composition, but she also embraces the authenticity of her materials—even their flaws—to depict her vision. “My process is tactile, messy, intuitive, and exploratory,” she says. “I honor the true nature of each medium, allowing myself to lose control of it, like when ink drips or charcoal smears.“ POP Gallery, popsantafe.com
MILES STANDISH Miles Standish, Celestial Necklace, rough-cut labradorite beads, Ethiopian Welo opal inset 22-karat gold beads, and sterling silver and 22-karat gold spacing beads, 18" long
Santa Fe artist Miles Standish finds constant inspiration in the organic forms of the natural world around him. Remembering each of these unique shapes, Standish then incorporates the imagery into the forms of his carefully crafted jewelry designs. First introduced to silversmithing at the age of 20, Standish maintains that his material is inherently the one for him. “I sometimes feel as though the silver chooses me,” he says. “I did not choose it.” Malouf on the Plaza, maloufontheplaza.com june/july 2016
Kathy Beekman, October Sun, pastel on paper, 20 x 20"
Peter Wright, Pitcher Group, blown glass, varying heights of 19–28"
Brimming with excitement about the uniqueness of glass, Peter Wright embraces the challenges that his artistic medium imposes upon him. “I am fascinated by the endless possibilities this material has to offer,” he says. Using hot glass to sculpt each elegant work, he focuses on capturing gesture, form, and surface. The key, Wright says, “is to get the vision from my head, through my hands, and into glass. A few degrees here or there, a millimeter’s difference in thickness, and the results can vary widely from piece to piece.” With famous contemporary influences—Dale Chihuly’s color palettes and William Morris’s choices of surface treatments—as well as inspiration from indigenous artworks from Native American, African, and pre-Columbian cultures, Wright’s glass pieces fuse a number of beautiful elements into a style completely his own. Reflecting Nature, July 1–14, reception July 1, 5–7 pm, Winterowd Fine Art, fineartsantafe.com
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KATHY BEEKMAN Living in Colorado’s vast Rocky Mountain landscape, pastel artist Kathy Beekman finds constant inspiration in her surroundings as well as in her memories. Drawing on recollections of her upbringing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a small city surrounded by farming communities, the self-taught artist places barns, clouds, streams, and trees into her simplified, dreamy compositions. Celebrating her 10th year of representation at Canyon Road Contemporary during 2016, Beekman says her talent and passion fuel her success. “From the beginning, transforming a piece of paper to reflect my thoughts and feelings has struck me as magical,” she notes. “I love the sense of fulfillment that I get from successfully conveying my emotions onto paper.” She also explains that although her process remains deliberate, her intuitive experience with the work is what truly makes it hers: “[My unconscious] steers my compositions, my color choices, and their placement; and [it] tells me when a painting is finished.” On Time: Celebrating 10 years with Kathy Beekman July 15–24, reception July 15, 5–7 pm Canyon Road Contemporary, canyoncontemporary.com
Pablo Milan, Earth Embracing the Sun, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"
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PABLO MILAN Characterized by brilliant colors and layering—varying washes, palette knife marks, and brushstrokes—paintings by Pablo Milan portray ethereal, expressive figures that reflect his New Mexico upbringing. “Layering allows the colors to really pop,” says the colorist, adding that painting as many as 25 layers on each canvas “gives the paintings depth and the appearance of changing colors throughout the day, depending on the light.” Primarily a self-taught artist, Milan joined his first gallery at 17; now 53, he has paintings in private and corporate art collections around the world, as well as in the private collections of celebrities Shakira and Ron Howard. The Signature Gallery, thesignaturegallery.com
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REBECCA HAINES Painter Rebecca Haines deeply appreciates the spirituality and presence of animals, something apparent in each of her vibrantly whimsical works. She says animals “carry wisdom of seeing and hearing within them.” Allured by their awareness, Haines tries to learn as much from the animals as she can. “Life can be endlessly magical, if we pay attention [the way animals do],” she says. Using oil paint and china marker (grease pencil) on wooden panels, Haines prefers to paint on wood for its strength and feel, and this material lends itself to her natural subjects. In making her portraits—inspired by dreams and by encounters with these creatures—Haines honors the animals she meets by amplifying their visual voices with color to truly capture their energy. She adds, “[Animals] help us relate to our world, often acting as intermediaries between the civilized and the wild, between the known and the mysterious.” Rebecca Haines: Featured Artist, June 1–15 part of the Edible Art Tour, June 10, 5–8 pm Pippin Contemporary, pippincontemporary.com
Rebecca Haines, Mystifyd, oil on panel, 18 x 18"
DOUGLAS ETHRIDGE Photographer Douglas Ethridge creates images that capture his own perceptions in order to evoke emotional responses, frequently creating each one as a part of a larger series of open-ended narrative. “I often feel that my role as an artist is to call attention to something that otherwise goes unremarked,” Ethridge says, “and to offer glimpses of other realities that force viewers to engage their imaginations.” VERVE Gallery of Photography, vervegallery.com Laurin McCracken, Oriental Chest, watercolor, 15 x 26"
LAURIN MCCRACKEN The classical still life masterpieces of traditional watercolorist Laurin McCracken speak to his passion for accurately depicting detail. From the tiny highlights speckled across a lemon’s peel, to the reflective glisten of a silver pitcher, to the refraction of light and color through a glass vase, McCracken chooses subjects that test his talents—in fact, the more challenging the subject, the more he enjoys rendering it. As the only American watercolorist accepted into the acclaimed Beijing International Art Biennale in 2015, McCracken’s works are also widely recognized by multiple artist societies, international juried exhibitions, and artwork publications. Gallery 901, gallery901.org 56
Douglas Ethridge, Alfredo, Punta de Maisi, Cuba, 2014 (Beyond the Malecon series), gelatin silver lith print, ed. of 10, 10 x 10"
ROSE B. SIMPSON Born in Santa Fe into a family of talented local artists, Rose B. Simpson remains inspired by the cultures of her homeland. Creating ceramic and mixed media pieces reflects not only her parents’ artistic backgrounds (Simpson’s mother is a ceramicist, her father a wood and metal sculptor) but also her mixed Native and Anglo heritage. Simpson’s artwork often depicts the perpetual struggle between indigenous cultural traditions and assimilation that many contemporary Native Americans endure. Simpson holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and a masters degree in ceramics from the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, chiaroscurosantafe.com
Rose B. Simpson, The Secret of Flight, mixed media, 33 x 18 x 19"
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Raised in Australia with a deep connection to the natural world around him, sculptor Mick Doellinger has found inspiration in wildlife since his childhood. Doellinger’s work in taxidermy—which began in California in 1979—taught him the anatomy of animals, but he felt the field’s creative restrictions did not offer him the freedom to express these subjects with the beauty he observed in them. Now depicting wildlife through bronze sculptures, with the artistic license to share his own vision through their forms, Doellinger loves his medium. “Sculpture allows art to surpass science,” he asserts. Joe Wade Fine Art, joewadefineart.com
WENDY HIGGINS With soft, glowing light and a thoughtfully balanced palette of neutral and saturated colors, oil painter Wendy Higgins renders her still life compositions with masterful expertise. Having studied with David Leffel, Cary Ennis, and William Scott Jennings, Higgins’s gentle, precise style reveals her love of gardening—she often depicts fresh fruits, vines, and floral arrangements—as well as her love of painting. Born into an artistic family that nurtured her talents, Higgins moved to Santa Fe from the Washington, D.C., area in 2001, where she’s painted ever since. She also holds a prestigious title as a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Sage Creek Gallery, sagecreekgallery.com
Miguel Gandert, Melissa Armijo, Eloy Montoya, and Richard “el Wino” Madrid, Albuquerque, 1983, archival digital print
MIGUEL GANDERT Award-winning documentary artist and photographer Miguel Gandert explores the contrasting lives of Hispanic people in Spain, Latin America, Mexico, and New Mexico in his most recent, primarily black-and-white photographs. Native to Española, New Mexico, Gandert currently works in Albuquerque, where he instructs photography, ethnography, media theory, multimedia journalism, and intercultural communications at the University of New Mexico. Renowned for his abilities at capturing the parallel fusions and tensions between the Spanish Colonial and Native cultures of the Americas, Gandert has been recognized by numerous public institutions, including the National Museum of American History and the Whitney Museum of American Art. SITE Santa Fe, sitesantafe.org
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Mark Villarreal, Blue Icon, oil on panel, 44 x 66"
The works of abstract painter Mark Villarreal embody his formal painting training, as the cornerstones of creating— color, form, line, and composition—influence his work as strongly as they would in depicting representational subjects. Although Villarreal preferred modern influences like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock as a student, he now finds loveliness in the subtlety of Arshile Gorky’s works. The Boulder, Colorado, artist explains, “I am placing greater importance on a delicate line and the quiet application of paint.” To accomplish this, he emphasizes a reductive attitude while completing each work. “I don’t clutter my time with reading or music while painting,” he says. “The sounds now are my breathing, the mixing of paint, brushes against canvas, and from the neighborhood outside my studio.” Villarreal keeps his distractions at a minimum. He does admit, however, to the occasional indulgence in jazz music, which is his favorite reward for productive hours in the studio. Globe Gallery, globefineart.com
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Robert Reynolds, Reflective Sky, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"
ROBERT REYNOLDS Inspired by breathtaking high desert landscapes and the mix of Native American and Spanish cultures in the Southwest, oil painter Robert Edward Reynolds seeks to depict the beauty he finds around his home, about 50 miles northwest of Santa Fe. Reynolds often ventures into the scenery to paint en plein air, capturing the splendor of the moment in rich, gestural colors. “I hope to convey a sense of my passion for the landscape, the feeling of sunshine, the wind and the energy that fills the earth, the sky, and me,” he says. “I find it beautiful, powerful, and mysterious.” Tres Pintores, July 22 Acosta Strong Fine Art, acostastrong.com
Opening Friday July 1, 2016 Reception 5-7 The artist will be in attendance The show will run until August 1st
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SUSAN STAMM EVANS Santa Fean Susan Stamm Evans has always been an artist, but she says it wasn’t until she shifted from painting to sculpture that she truly felt at home with her work. Expressive and intimate, the figurative sculptures in her portfolio are relatable pieces Susan Stamm Evans, Interwoven 10, bronze, 24 x 28 x 7" that capture the emotions of oftenandrogynous faces. She says, “I try to express the small gestures of quiet emotions, for it is in those private moments of introspection that we are the most connected to ourselves and akin to others.” Using a distinct surface treatment resembling crosshatching, she creates pieces with a refined roughness that translates into the skin she’s depicting. Evans makes these delicate yet moving ceramic sculptures more durable by casting them to bronze. Selby Fleetwood Gallery, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com
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Colliding forms of horses romp brazenly across the canvases painted by artist Jean Richardson. The Oklahoma native combines the pictorial disposition of ancient cave paintings with more modern vibrant and neutral planes of opposing colors to create her equestrian shapes. “The image of the horse is the perfect vehicle to express my true subjects: motion and energy,” she explains. “The horse as a real being is lovely in itself, and I enjoy the power, the speed, and the physical beauty of the animal. My paintings, however, take this real image and make it a symbol—the horse as a metaphor for the human spirit.” Rebecca Tobey and Jean Richardson: Forces of Nature, July 8–22, reception July 8, 5–7 pm, Ventana Fine Art, ventanafineart.com
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BEN STEELE The paintings of Ben Steele act as commentary on the history of the art world, and he thoroughly loves using technical processes and skills from his classical artistic training. “My serious side enjoys careful observation, allowing the viewer to see the beauty of simple things,” he says. “The power of light and shade and the appeal of subtle and strong color relationships spark my enthusiasm for realism.” His eye for detail captures the reality of each juxtaposed object in his compositions, while his playful pairings reveal his paradoxical admiration for art. Steele says his 2016 show will include the most popular themes and styles from his career. “[I]t’s like a retrospective on art in general, not just mine.” Ben Steele: A Retro Perspective, June 17–July 1, reception June 17, 5–7 pm Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, giacobbefritz.com Ben Steele, Giddy-up, oil on canvas with plexiglas Etch A Sketch frame, 24 x 30" june/july 2016
Unendingly in love with New Mexico and its animals, Barbara Meikle will celebrate her 10th year at her eponymous gallery at 236 Delgado this summer. Acclaimed for her talent at depicting animals in joyfully exuberant colors, Meikle hosts events where donkeys, eagles, owls, or horses visit her gallery, and she creates live paintings of them. The native New Mexican painter aims to paint and sculpt the beauty and spirits of the landscape and creatures that inspire her, and she continues to honor them outside of the studio as well, donating some of her funds from sold works to local and regional horse, donkey, and wildlife rescue organizations. Meikle will commemorate her past decade in the Canyon Road district with a highly rewarding experience: the adoption of a rescued horse. She will document the experience through paintings and sculpture, as well as in a book. Barbara Meikle Fine Art, meiklefineart.com
Barbara Meikle, Fire Opal, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"
MATTHEW HIGGINBOTHAM Initially a ceramicist, Matthew Higginbotham discovered the immediacy of portraying his vision through painting (as opposed to glazing) in 1995, and he hasn’t looked back since. With a move to Chimayó from Washington State, Higginbotham began to focus on the splendor of the Matthew Higginbotham, Brush of Winter, oil on canvas, 40 x 50" landscapes surrounding him. “In the early years of painting, I experimented with many subjects, and eventually landscapes became my primary focus,” he notes. “It just seemed natural for me to want to study the nuances of what I was seeing in the fields and skies, and the more I painted them, the more I began to understand how they made me feel.” Now based in Santa Fe, Higginbotham creates luminous oil paintings that reflect his deep appreciation of the Southwest’s natural wonders. “Painting is a healing practice for me because I feel a connection to something greater than myself,” he says. “Though there is a profound silence in the scenes I’m drawn to, there is also an incredible vibration of life.” Beyond the Boundary, July 1–August 1, reception July 22, 5–8 pm, Waxlander Gallery, waxlander.com Albert Delamour, Angels’ Musical Party, orotone and liquid gloss on board, 18 x 24" ed. of 7, 30 x 40" ed. of 5
ALBERT DELAMOUR Born in Paris, the New York–based artist Albert Delamour invented a process of layering traditional photographs with precious materials and resin to enhance the image’s aesthetic story. After graduating from Paris’s Louis Lumière School of Cinema and Photography and studying under master photographer Henri Coste, Delamour relocated to the States to pursue a career as a fashion photographer. His command of color, eye for beauty, and ability to create a succinct narrative within a single image earned him an invitation to exhibit in a SoHo gallery, and his role in the art world has only grown since then. Delamour’s captivating images entice viewers to take a closer look, and closer inspection often reveals a deeper truth behind the work. With collectors from around the country as well as around the world, Delamour creates photographs with the intention of taking his audience on a journey through new experiences. McLarry Modern, mclarrymodern.com
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MELISSA HAID Living in Chimayó since 1994, sculptor Melissa Haid’s diverse sculpting experiences have deeply informed her stunning geometric works. Encountering several rewarding experiences with her chosen material—winning an award at the Tokyo International Glass Expo during graduate school, and forming a successful business with her designs of glass tableware—Haid realized her passion for glass. She continues working in the medium and evolving as an artist, saying that her art is “all a random act of beauty, creating the unexpected.” La Mesa of Santa Fe, lamesaofsantafe.com
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ART ISSUE Mark White, Extruding, stainless steel, 83 x 63 x 47"
MARK WHITE “I strive to fill all my work with real and implied movement,” Mark White says. “I love learning and am always exploring my artistic boundaries, searching for the path less traveled.” A Midwest native, White highlights this idea of movement and flow in all mediums of his artworks, which he now creates and shows at his gallery in Santa Fe. In addition to his paintings and famous kinetic sculptures, White sculpts stationary steel and bronze pieces that exemplify understood movement. “My creation process is serendipitous, following a certain line of experimentation without clinging to a known hypothesis,” he explains. “This process guides my art in many directions, including work with engraved patina paintings as well as wind- and water-driven kinetic sculptures.” Shoreline: New Paintings by Mark White, July 2–August 26, reception July 2, 5–8 pm, Mark White Fine Art, markwhitefineart.com
Glen Crandall, Untitled, holly, pear, walnut, and maple woods, 8 x 7"
GLEN CRANDALL Greatly influenced by the forms, patterns, and impeccable craftsmanship of early Native American art, Glen Crandall makes designs that honor historic and prehistoric Puebloan artisans. Originally from Michigan, Crandall pursued his muse by moving to the Southwest, immersing himself in the region that inspired the artists who, in turn, inspire him. Although the rustic beauty of his materials reflects the natural ceramic pieces he so admires, his medium—domestic and exotic hardwoods— also speaks to the conveniences of our contemporary times in that wood is not as rare a commodity in the Southwest as it once was. Shaped using hundreds of individual pieces of wood and a lathe, Crandall’s complex wooden bowls and vessels are finished to flaunt their biological colors and grains. An accomplished photographer as well, this New Mexico artist continues to appreciate creating. “Wood turning has become a passion, and I particularly enjoy the challenges,” he says. “I have always admired the designs used by Native Americans, and my greatest satisfaction comes in translating those designs into wood.”
Chris Morel, La Junta Bend, oil on canvas, 16 x 30"
Sorrel Sky Gallery, sorrelsky.com
CHRIS MOREL It’s evident that the natural grandeur of Taos and Northern New Mexico inspire local landscape artist Chris Morel. A Maryland native, Morel arrived in Northern New Mexico in 1994. Recognizing that his new hometown and the neighboring areas offer a plethora of subjects, Morel pursued watercolor and oil plein air painting. He often finds himself drawn to hidden mountain valleys, sunlit snowy fields, and the humble architecture of small-town New Mexico. Surrounded by the pastoral scenery of the high desert, he finds that the perfect composition may appear to him unexpectedly, even within sight of his house. Like many landscape painters historically lured to the Taos region—Georgia O’Keeffe, Carlos Vierra, and Victor Higgins, for example—Morel creates works that capture the complementary colors and brilliant lighting of the Southwest in a peaceful manner, reminding his viewers of the quiet moments in life that deserve appreciation. Natural Wonders: Paintings by Chris Morel & Sculpture by Dan Ostermiller June 25–mid-July, reception June 25, 2–4 pm Nedra Matteucci Galleries, matteucci.com
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Maurizio Cattelan, Georgia on My Mind, mixed media, 32 x 32 x 20"
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Takashi Murakami, Hyakki-Yagyou, vinyl, helium, lead, and Corian, 19 x 15 x 8'
SITE’s exterior will see a makeover in 2017, orchestrated by New York design outfit SHoP.
LAST YEAR MARKED THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY of SITE Santa Fe, the country’s first arts institution founded with the intention of bringing together curators and artists from around the globe for two-year-long exhibitions. “When it started,” says Irene Hofmann, Phillips director and chief curator since 2010, “it was really a bold idea.” In the two decades since, however, the organization’s model has been reproduced many times all over the U.S., so in 2012, SITE established a new vision for its own international biennials: SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas. “The art world has mostly been focused on an East-West basis,” explains Hofmann. “We decided to flip that to North-South.” Santa Fe’s multilayered tricultural heritage provides an ideal context for exploring intersections between art and other disciplines, like architecture or anthropology. SITE’s “ongoing relationship to the community,” Hofmann says, “has meant that artists have made work in response to Santa Fe [and the] history here.” In any given exhibition, she adds, roughly 10–20 percent of the artists represented are from New Mexico. SITE’s physical space has also evolved in relation to its location in the Railyard District, which has morphed from a cluster of warehouses to a cultural hub. Plans for extensions to the front and back of the building—designed by New York–based SHoP, named the world’s most innovative architecture firm by Fast Company—are scheduled for completion in late 2017; they include an event space that opens up to the Railyard Park and a permanent façade with a dramatically angled prow that could easily become a symbol for contemporary art in Santa Fe. SITElines.2016: much wider than a line, July 16–January 8, 2017, free with admission, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta; sitesantafe.org
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Jane Filer, The Other World, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72"
Bill Hester Fine Art 613 and 621 Canyon billhesterfineart.com
In The Other World, various shapes, seasons, and beings occupy the same space simultaneously. Famed for placing layers of time and dimension in her works, painter Jane Filer was influenced from a very young age by the ideas of time and space as conceptualized by Australian Aboriginal cultures. Filer essentially lives in a multidimensional magical realism; so much so that her work calls to passersby familiar with the genre. At Bill Hester Fine Art, Dancing Through Time drew the eye of a passing couple familiar with the magical realism writings of Gabriel GarciaMarquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude. “Macondo,” said one in reference to the novel’s fictional town, and the painting became the foundation of their new art collection.—Anne Maclachlan
Brad Overton portraying more than people by Emily Van Cleve
Ides of Mictlan, oil, ground stone, resin, and 12-karat gold on canvas, 70 x 60"
Persephone in Hades, oil on Belgian linen, 32 x 26"
WHEN FRIENDS AND RELATIVES agree to sit for Brad Overton, they never know how he will paint them. “What’s often happened is that they look at the character I’ve created and see parallels in their lives,” says Overton. “I feel like I’m tapping into something in that person. It’s a mysterious process for me.” Overton’s new show opens June 3 at Blue Rain Gallery and features portraits in oil of men, women, and children either dressed in elaborate costumes or wearing extravagant makeup. Sometimes Overton creates a study before launching into a full portrait, but just as often he begins a painting during the short sitting. “For the first time, I’ve decided to show some of the studies alongside the paintings,” he says about the latest exhibit. “Usually, I keep the studies to myself.” Overton’s works reflect the artist’s lifelong love of theater and opera, which he studied at the University of Utah while pursuing a major in art. Although many of his friends chose to move to New York after graduation, he decided to stay in Utah, the state that has inspired him since childhood.
Ophelia Rising, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"
Desdemona in Blue, oil on canvas, 48 x 48"
Although many of Overton’s friends chose to move to New York after graduation, he decided to stay in Utah, the state that has inspired him since childhood. Portraits have always fascinated Overton, but it has taken time for him to allow certain kinds of expression to appear in his work. “It used to be that an image, perhaps a dark one, would pop into my mind and I would ask myself if I should put it in the painting,” he notes. “Now, I go along with my impulses.” Embodying Myth Through Imagination: New Portraits and Figures by Brad Overton, through June 18, reception June 3, 5–7 pm, Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln, blueraingallery.com june/july 2016
Kevin Box Origami in the Garden by Stephanie Love
“ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL places that artwork, that sculpture, can be displayed is in the garden,” explains sculptor, curator, and paper artist Kevin Box. When he and his wife Jennifer settled into the Cerrillos property they purchased in 2006, Box found gardening helped him unwind from laborious hours in the studio. He says that being in nature connects us to the world around us and to existence, and it encourages us to feel humble in comparison. By placing artworks in his landscaped sculpture garden, Box encourages his visitors to explore this interaction in a more imaginative way. This summer, his touring sculpture exhibit Origami in the Garden is showing at Box’s studio in New Mexico before continuing on to famous botanical gardens across the country. With experience as a two-dimensional artist in college, Box continued to be inspired by paper, but he brought this material into sculpture instead. Box says, “a piece of paper dreaming,” is how he envisions each series. He crafted his first paper-inspired sculpture before ever studying origami, but this subject came naturally. Displayed at the distance as they are in his garden, each sculpture appears palm-sized, the way origami is often encountered. In this way, he makes an already relatable subject even more approachable, which relates to the ultimate goal of his work. Box says, “If I can change or elevate or inspire someone’s consciousness, that’s the most successful thing I can do as an artist.” Kevin Box: In the Garden, May 27–September 1, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com Part of the Santa Fe Studio Tour, outsidetheboxstudio.com, origamiinthegarden.com Box finds branches in nature and casts them into metal. He then incorporates these organic forms in some of his pieces to give them an authentic, natural feel.
Box finished these two monumental crane sculptures with handpainted designs, inspired by patterned origami paper.
Below: The monumental sculpture Master Peace plays on the Japanese legend of 1,000 cranes. Five hundred cranes are sculpted into a tower, while their mirrored 500 can be seen in its reflective base. An additional 500 cranes were created and sold separately to collectors.
Fully solar-powered, Box’s desert studio was designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
The quintessential origami crane, unfolded and cast to metal. Box replicates the forms created by unfolding origami, as these folds tell the story of the paper’s journey.
the annual Santa Fe Studio Tour entering the creative space by Emily Va n Cle ve
Holly Grimm, Life Drawing, Jan 19, 2016 #2, 22 x 15"
Above: “Nothing looks more like paper than white,” says Box, explaining the most common finish on his pieces.
Left: Box’s favorite piece, depicting the evolution of a folded paper airplane, references the achieving of dreams in an elegant, soaring curve. It also reflects Box’s inspiration, which he says is “a piece of paper dreaming.”
Above: Dedicated to making his pieces durable, Box uses museum quality metals and resilient finishes. Left: Perpetually interested in paper, Box created his first paper-inspired sculpture before he was familiar with origami.
THE 2016 SANTA FE STUDIO TOUR gives the public a chance to learn about the creative process from working artists, and to purchase pieces not featured in area galleries. More than 50 local painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, and jewelers open their studio doors during these two weekends in June. “This is the first time I’m opening my studio to visitors,” says glass artist Laura Fram Cowan, who set up her fused glass studio less than a year ago. “I plan to be doing glass cutting demonstrations during the tour and explaining the process of making art glass plates, platters, and bowls.” A lifelong artist who has immersed herself in everything from woodworking and metalworking to watercolor painting and ceramics, Cowan is currently exploring the art of glass jewelry and new glass slumping techniques. “The play of light with endless color combinations and patterns fascinates me,” she says. Artist Holly Grimm looks forward to her second Santa Fe Studio Tour and plans to show figurative sketches and pastel paintings of Ghost Ranch and Abiquiú Lake from last year’s Santa Fe Plein Air Festival. She’s also including a series of paintings from Aspen Vista that show the progression of colors from autumn to winter. “I act as a medium for the vital energy of the landscape,” she says. “The resulting works provide the viewer with an opportunity for dynamic contemplation and meditation.” Forty-four studios are part of the tour, which opens with a reception and preview at Santa Fe University of Art and Design on June 17.
LAURA FRAM COWAN / HOLLY GRIMM
Laura Fram Cowan, Primal Wave, cast glass and steel, 6 x 6"
2016 Santa Fe Studio Tour, reception and preview June 17, 5:30–7:30 pm, studio tour June 18–19 and 25–26, 10 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (1600 St. Michael’s) and studios throughout Santa Fe, santafestudiotour.com
Frances Priest delicately decorative by Stephanie Love
“DRAWING HAS ALWAYS underpinned my work, and I think in many ways this is as important as the idea that I work in ceramics,” explains Edinburgh, Scotland-based artist Frances Priest. Her longstanding interest in creating objects with ornament and pattern has lasted since childhood, but it wasn’t until she visited Japan and Southeast Asia that these concepts surfaced in her work. A self-employed artist since 2000, Priest continues rendering her colorful motifs on the surfaces of her intricate ceramic pieces. She finds inspiration in all sorts of places: from building designs, and shapes of organic objects, to museum collections of decorative items—including London’s esteemed Victoria and Albert Museum, where Priest’s own work resides in the permanent collection. The cohesive forms of her artworks also reflect the notion of gathering, she says. “The simple vessel forms reference collecting, holding, [and] gathering together, and the form is a very simple three-dimensional surface onto which I can play with my own gathered collections of surface pattern.” Although producing a completed piece takes significantly longer with clay than with two-dimensional materials, Priest explains that patience, commitment, and curiosity go a long way in overcoming the material’s technical and timeinvolved challenges. “The trick is to maintain a playful and experimental approach alongside a critical eye,” she says. Priest’s success is driven by this enthusiasm; she replicates beauty from her surroundings onto her ceramic artworks. “Intrinsically,” she explains, “mud has minimal perceived value; it is through the endeavors of a person working to form the material into something that it becomes something of worth.”
Stripes, ceramic, 18 x 8"
Gathering Places Collage #1, ceramic, 17 x 8"
Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon, tanseycontemporary.com
Gathering Places Collage #2, ceramic, 17 x 8"
Primavesi, ceramic, 6 x 17"
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Gathering Places Collage #3, ceramic, 17 x 8"
Sunbather with a Coconut Drink, oil on book board mounted on panel, 14 x 18"
original perspectives by Stephanie Love
Mills contemplates her next project beneath her original piece The Woman Who Said Goodbye.
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ILLUSTRATIVE folk art, cubism, and minimalism, Santa Fe painter Gigi Mills’s style balances delicately in her own niche of creative authenticity. Most mornings, Mills awakens for coffee, the dog park, and an industrious studio session. During the third part of her routine, she transforms her boards and canvases into simplified, whimsical scenes with uniquely unnatural points of view. Mills has developed her original style through 20 years of oil painting and studying the artists who influence her. She says these many and varied artists can be “anyone who has painted or reached in some way the essence of this world by paring it down to its most essential bits.” Mills never aims to create something specific, but rather begins a dialogue with her work. “I try not to drive the piece to any particular comment or conclusion,” she says. “It feels important to allow the painting to develop organically. It seems more compelling if it comes from a source that is not always immediately or intimately known to us.” She also explains that her subjects can be anyone—a brief encounter, someone strolling in the park behind her house, or someone she knows quite well. Always ready for inspiration, Mills admits, “Even my best friends are not safe from becoming a nude on someone’s wall.”
GF Contemporary, 707 Canyon, gfcontemporary.com
Above: Mills continues work on her “Circus” series. Often beginning her compositions in pencil, she paints her pieces with organic, reactionary responses to each sketch’s sensibility.
This imaginative composition of dancers is part of the “Folies Bergère” series.
Mills’s studio windows offer a sweeping view; people outside sometimes inspire her subjects.
On the Inlet, oil on panel, 16 x 20"
watercolors and encaustics by Stepha nie Love
WATERCOLORIST AND ENCAUSTIC ARTIST Karen Frey has been living her childhood dream; even her earliest memories are of painting. “Being an artist…affects every aspect of my life,” says Frey. “I contemplate my visual world, my experiences, and my emotions in terms of painting. Sometimes I feel as though I exist in a painting.” Although she has worked in encaustic only for the past five and a half years, the Oakland, California–based artist reveals that “even though both watercolor and encaustics appear to be polar opposites, they share some surprising similarities.” Both of these challenging materials include translucency and fluidity, and Frey remains cautious when determining her medium for each representational masterpiece. “I feel it to be my responsibility to honor the beautiful qualities inherently found within both mediums,” she says. “I love and respect my materials and want to reveal their best qualities.”
However, Frey begins her compositions the same way in both mediums: with a structural layout. In watercolor, she establishes a basic drawing in dilute color, while in encaustic she sketches her image in oil pastel on a gesso-primed birch panel. Referencing these initial maps, Frey patiently executes each image’s complexities—to reveal her illustrative skills, technical prowess, and her individual point of view— while also rendering each narrative scene ambiguously, encouraging viewers to find their own interpretation. Thankful to share her talents, Frey loves immersing herself in painting. “I become completely absorbed while I work,” she says. “I have no concept of time or self. I know what to do, but I can’t always explain, even to myself, how I know.” Karen Frey, Gallery 901, 708 Canyon, gallery901.org
Snow on Thanksgiving II, encaustic, 15 x 20"
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Sunday News, encaustic, 30 x 30"
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PREVIEWS Cody Sanderson, Trio of Star Cuffs, sterling silver, varying widths up to 3"
Santa Fe Plein Air Festival InArt Gallery, 219 Delgado, inartsantafe.com “Reach for the Skies” sale June 10, 5–8 pm Exhibition June 9–July 4, reception June 9, 5 pm The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico return with the 2016 edition of their Plein Air Festival, wherein over 50 artists will paint en plein air at locations around Northern New Mexico June 4–7. The public is invited to observe these all-day painting sessions, and the juried results will be showcased at InArt Gallery in an ongoing exhibition. New on the Festival’s schedule this year is the June 10 “Reach for the Skies” juried sale (held in a tent on Delgado, just across from InArt), teaming PAPNM with the nonprofit ARTsmart to offer local student artwork depicting majestic New Mexico sky scenes. Plein air works from PAPNM members will also be sold, and a percentage of the evening’s sales figures will help fund ARTsmart’s youth education programs.—Dylan Syverson
Janice St. Marie, Midafternoon Monsoon Clouds, pastel, 11 x 14"
Plein Air Paint Out locations June 4: Santuario de Chimayó June 5: Ghost Ranch and Monastery Road, Abiquiú June 6: Mary Wheelwright Ranch, Velarde
Carrie Fell and Cody Sanderson Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace, sorrelsky.com, June 3–30, reception June 3, 5–7 pm Though she paints a vast variety of figures from moose to bobsledders in her signature neon-colored palette, Carrie Fell’s voluminous output of Western scenes and figures represents her best-known work. Fell’s abstract style, employing sweeping lines and loose forms, lends itself to depiction of motion—in a recent press statement, Fell muses that “our everlasting movement . . . brings a great variety of experiences to our lives. We find ourselves experimenting for the sake of practice yet further motivated by a vast ambition for modern change.” Navajo jeweler Cody Sanderson’s artistic approach, mixing established with innovative forms, invites comparison to Fell’s. Within the traditional idiom of Navajo design and technique, he expresses fresh, modern visual ideas (in 2008, Phoenix’s Heard Museum granted its Indian Fair and Market’s Best in Show award to Sanderson’s exquisite silver Rubik’s Cube). Fell’s and Sanderson’s June 3 reception will double as a celebration for Sorrel Sky’s second anniversary, and both artists’ work will be featured through the month.—DS ROY G BIV Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon, turnercarrollgallery.com June 21–July 10, reception June 24, 5–7 pm Fausto Fernandez, Jamie Brunson, Kate Petley, and Robert Townsend celebrate the world’s earliest language—color—with their newest works. ROY G BIV, the show’s title, is a common acronym for the colors of the prism: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Recognizing that each of these colors invokes different responses in viewers, these four talented artists master their vibrant palettes with varying techniques. Fernandez layers his colors over and over, embellishing them with diamond dust glitter, to create lively interactions between contrasting colors. Townsend also paints contrasting, saturated colors, but he uses representational subjects with fun themes, like candy, to express his energy. Artists Brunson and Petley employ saturated hues and strong shapes to create simply refined compositions that explore color’s effects on mood and emotion. These artists, although dissimilar in style, pay homage to their inspiration—the universal language of color.—Stephanie Love
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Robert Townsend, Cup O Gold, watercolor, 34 x 34"
Rugs from the Crystal Trading Post 1920–1940 Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon, adobegallery.com June 3–July 30 From its founding by John Bradford Moore in the waning years of the 19th century, the Crystal Trading Post in Northwestern New Mexico’s Chuska Mountains has lent its name to some of the most widely marketed and recognized examples of Navajo-style weaving designs. Adobe Gallery’s exhibition of original Crystal rugs features pieces from the Trading Post’s second wave of production, which ensued after Moore (who was responsible for the company’s earliest designs) exited the business in 1911. Employing a production line of Navajo weavers, the company developed boldly colored, banded rugs during this period that contrasted with the earliest designs, which featured intricate geometry and symbology.—DS
Rick Stevens, Open Circuitry, oil on canvas, 28 x 28"
Rick Stevens: New Paintings Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com June 24–July 10, reception June 24, 5–7 pm Lately, Santa Fe painter Rick Stevens has been thinking about the differences between work and play as well as control and improvisation. These thoughts and others manifest in the colorful canvases featured in his upcoming solo show at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary. “A lot of my work right now relates to tree forms, but I sometimes flip them or turn the shapes on edge to become a horizontal line, changing the orientation of the painting,” he says. “I like to jump from the known to the unknown, not just stay safe.” Stevens blends impressions of the natural world with abstracted lines and shapes.—Emily Van Cleve
Angel Wynn, Fight For Peace, encaustic mixed media, 16 x 16"
Tres Pintores Acosta-Strong Fine Art 640 Canyon johnbstrong.com July 22–31 Reception July 22, 5–7 pm Acosta-Strong Fine Art is proud to show paintings by three visionary artists: Robert Reynolds, Jim Jennings, and Jack Dunn. Reynolds uses a palette knife to communicate the energy of New Mexico landscapes. Robert Reynolds, Evening, oil on canvas, 16 x 20" “He truly captures the vibrancy and colors of the landscapes he paints,” says gallery co-owner Carlos Acosta. Clouds are the focus of Jennings’s work. “I try to paint directly and simply, because I just like the look of a simple brush stroke of color,” says the Santa Fe artist. Dunn is drawn to bold colors. “I have always been inspired by the geometric landscape formations and the vibrant colors of the American Southwest,” he says.—EVC
Adelita: Women Soldiers of the Mexican Revolution Gallery 901, 708 Canyon gallery901.org July 1–27 Reception July 1, 5–7 pm Encaustic artist and photographer Angel Wynn honors the legacy of the Adelita warrior through her mixed media images that combine photography with encaustic wax. Adelita was the name given to the women who followed men to war during the Mexican Revolution. Not only did they cook and nurse wounds, they also picked up guns and fought. “I had come across some painted murals that introduced me to these women, and for days all I could think about was the difficult lifestyle they endured,” says Wynn. “A passion to tell their story set in and would not leave me alone.”—EVC
Paul-Henri Bourguignon, La Madeleine, Paris, acrylic on paper, 18 x 24"
Travels: Paul-Henri Bourguignon in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon, ventanafineart.com June 3–17, reception June 3, 5–7 pm Globetrotting Belgian modernist painter Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906–1988) preserved his many travel memories through acrylic impressions rendered in firm strokes and rich color, having honed his craft while working and wandering in Europe, North Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and other locales. Bourguignon settled in Ohio in the 1950s and would regularly translate recollected scenes to canvas for the rest of his life. His landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes—as well as interiors and the occasional portrait—all appear in this exhibition, examining the artist’s stylistic evolution into the 1970s and beyond.—DS june/july 2016
Looking and Listening Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon, fineartsantafe.com June 3–16, reception June 3, 5–7 pm The pastoral landscapes of Santa Fe painter Jamie Kirkland depict silent, expansive scenes in the wilderness. With calming colors, soft, glowing light, and the hazy blending of lines, Kirkland’s paintings illustrate nature’s serenity. Kirkland explains that looking and listening are fundamental to creating each of her paintings. “Being still and listening opens up an unexpected resource to guide my paintings along,” she says. “It is a much more interesting journey than imposing a preconceived idea or my will onto the canvas.” Kirkland’s ultimate goal with each work is to interact with the artwork itself, listening to it and letting it guide her painting of relaxing, harmonious colors.—SL
Jamie Kirkland, Summer Pleasure, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"
The Sound Between Line and Color Krista Harris, Silent Night, Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon acrylic and mixed media tanseycontemporary.com on canvas, 54 x 48" July 1–13, reception July 1, 5–7 pm The latest works of abstract painter Krista Harris integrate new materials and techniques to create rich, textured surfaces, while still employing the rough planes and lines of expressive color that exemplify her works. The Colorado artist begins each piece by listening to sounds, using synesthesia to present the noises in a visible, nonobjective format. “I’m very curious about how we filter information and how that influences what we say and see and do,” she says. “That soundtrack of our daily lives is unique to each of us. It not only varies from person to person but even minute to minute in each person.” Exploring many opposing elements—gestural marks and architectural shapes; opacity and transparency; and restlessness and stillness—Harris maintains that experimentation is fundamental to each finished piece. “I need to feel that anything is possible with each new piece,” she observes, “and when it comes to materials, anything is fair game if it helps me tell the story.”—SL
Unbridled Joy! The Exuberance of Joy Richardson Canyon Road Contemporary Art 403 Canyon canyoncontemporary.com June 17–26 Reception June 17, 5–7 pm The artworks of Joy Richardson are characterized by an appreciation of color, an unapologetic enthusiasm for the Joy Richardson, Casanova, saturation of her acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48" paints when she applies them onto her abstract canvases. By blending many various radiant hues in each piece, Richardson creates original colors in each painting. The Oklahoma City artist embraces her painterly obsession with a thoroughly positive attitude, and, perhaps subconsciously, she conveys this excitement through her work; the warmth of her energy pulses in the lines and forms on the paintings she creates. Pleased to bring joy to her audience, Richardson created all of her paintings for this event with the intention of invoking a happy exuberance in the viewer.—SL
On Horizon Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon selbyfleetwoodgallery.com July 1–13, reception July 1, 5–7:30 pm Artist Jesse Blanchard’s newest paintings and woodblock prints incorporate numerous colorful roughly geometric shapes in patch-like patterning and layers to create compositions of farm and city landscapes. Blanchard’s rough lines and pastoral palette emphasize his inspiration from aerial photography of farmland, yet his subtle blending of light and colors evokes a more harmonious, playful effect. The New Mexico painter will be showing his latest works during this solo show.—SL Jesse Blanchard, As the Sun Pushes Through, oil on linen, 30 x 72" 80
Honoring the New Mexico Landscape Two Man Show with Ken Daggett and Damien Gonzales Total Arts Gallery, 122-A Kit Carson Road, Taos, totalartsgallery.com July 8–30, reception July 8, 5–7 pm In two distinct styles, these New Mexico oil painters exhibit their latest landscapes at the Total Arts Gallery. Taos artist Ken Daggett re-creates the spectacular scenes he encounters around him in the high desert—often en plein air—with vividly thick paints, spread by a palette knife to make each painting’s surface appear more glossy and graphic. Albuquerque painter Damien Gonzales also tends to paint en plein air, but he pursues his work with a subtler aesthetic goal; the atmospheric haze and softer coloration conjures the reality of rural New Mexico landscape while also expressing the artist’s complete reverence for his subject. Together, these painters depict two perspectives of Northern New Mexico’s grandeur.—SL
Navajo Rug Exhibit 1920s - 1940s
Ken Daggett, Reflections on the Rio Grande, oil on canvas, 20 x 24"
Modern Artifacts Scott Diffrient, Malouf on the Plaza Turquoise Ring, 61 Old Santa Fe Trl turquoise maloufontheplaza.com Trunk show July 2 An experienced, self-taught lapidary, Galisteo-based jewelry designer Scott Diffrient crafts each of his pieces from the literal ground up— that is, from the raw, uncut mineral to the final, polished presentation. While his best-known adornments employ the Southwest region’s favorite mineral, natural turquoise, he works just as comfortably in such varied materials as sugilite, lapis lazuli, coral, and jade. A student and admirer of ancient cultures, Diffrient imparts stylistic elements from ancient and classical architecture in his “artifacts.” Diffrient will present selections from his work at a trunk show July 2 at Malouf on the Plaza, where his works are offered on an ongoing basis.—Chris Peterson
Navajo Nation Textile - Crystal Trading Post Size: 91” x 49”
Opening Reception Friday June 3rd 5 to 7 pm Exhibit continues through August 6th 221 Canyon Road, Santa Fe
Encaustics by Ellen Koment David Rothermel Contemporary 142 Lincoln, drcontemporary.com June 24–July 7 Reception June 24, 5–7 pm Ellen Koment’s first show at David Rothermel Contemporary features the Santa Fe artist’s latest vivid encaustic paintings. “I am very impressed with Ellen’s recent work,” says Rothermel. “As an artist myself, I have an appreciation for her fortitude in addressing the medium.” About her encaustic work on paper Koment says, “Pouring on paper as a technique, for me, requires me to be present to the process and aware of all that is happening on the page.” She adds, “One must act in reaction to the way that the first color has fallen. It exists in the area between control and chaos.”—EVC
Ellen Koment, Volcano, encaustic on rag, 50 x 38"
Treasures and Junk Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon giacobbefritz.com July 22–August 5 Reception July 22, 5–7 pm More than 20 oil on canvas paintings of both valuable and mundane objects are featured in Bradford Salamon’s show Treasures and Junk. The idea, Salamon says, is to exhibit paintings not only of valuable objects, like trains or cars, but also of everyday objects that don’t have much monetary value. “I have a particular interest in wanting to paint different kinds of old medicine bottles,” he explains. “The junk part of the show relates not only to objects with no real inherent value but also to junkies (drug addicts) and objects, like an In-N-Out Burger cup, related to junk food.”—EVC
Margret Carde, Orange Rain, oil pastel on panel, 16 x 20"
Group Show: Presenting New Artists Canyon Fine Art, 205 Canyon, canyonfineart.com June 17–July 8, reception June 17, 5–7:30 pm Canyon Fine Art introduces their most popular emerging artists to the public in a special group show. On display are ethereal and atmospheric works by Fannie Brito that peek into the artist’s soul. Lush paintings by James Hoyle utilize texture to help create mood and a variety of strokes to elicit strong emotion. Symbolism— such as birds representing freedom and roses referring to love—plays an important part in Regina Foster’s works. Colors are at the heart of Margret Carde’s beautiful landscape paintings. “I am often surprised by color,” she says. “Color is there, waiting to be noticed.”—EVC
Rahileh Rokhsari, No East No West, oil on canvas, 24 x 31"
Bradford Salamon, Norwich Aspirin, oil on canvas, 45 x 30"
Rumi on Canvas: Solo Exhibition by Rahileh Rokhsari The Longworth Gallery, 530 and 532 Canyon, thelongworthgallery.com June 1–August 31, reception July 8, 5–8 pm Twenty original oil paintings inspired by Sufi dervish dance and Rumi’s poetry are on exhibit during Rahileh Rokhsari’s fourth solo show at The Longworth Gallery. Rokhsari’s aim is to capture the serenity and spirit of divine love through her visual representation of poetry and dance. Born and raised in an Iranian family of artists, Rokhsari studied physics before immersing herself in art. “Subject and message still play a central role in my paintings, even though at times I hide them within the multiple layers of forms and colors,” says Rokhsari, who currently calls Turkey home. “Over time, the source of my inspiration has migrated to within and has taken a more abstract or surreal form.”—EVC 82
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UNLIKELY MUSES MATILDA AND LUCILLE inspired this beautiful kitchen. Knowing how much his clients adored their rescue Weimaraners, interior designer David Naylor took cues from the pups’ lovely gray and silvery coats to create his palette. “I wanted their dogs to look really good in this room,” he says with a smile. And indeed they do. The mesmerizing, chevron-patterned porcelain floor, surrounded by calm, neutral surfaces, gives a unique depth to the remodeled kitchen, now the pride and joy of its owners and the place they—and their pets—spend the most time. Read more about this award-winning, art-filled Eastside residence on page 86. june/july 2016
updated a renovated adobe showcases lovingly curated collections of paintings and pooches
The piano room is a peaceful, inspiring space filled with natural light and art collected by owners Dick Gallun and Judith McGregor. Alexandra Eldridge is a favorite artist; her mixed-media on panel piece when light falls hangs to the left of the television. In the far right corner is a sculpture by Copper Trittscheller (Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art) of a standing burro (nicknamed “Timothy” by the owners). Russian artist Ilya Zomb is known for his fanciful interpretations of animals and people. Of After the Bath, far right, Gallun notes wryly, “This is probably his most conservative piece!”
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FUNNY HOW YOUR PERCEPTIONS change about a house once you’ve spent time in it. “The old house felt okay, but now it would feel terrible!” says Dick Gallun, referring to his Eastside Santa Fe home’s complete transformation at the hands of Prull Custom Builders, architect Craig Hoopes, and David Naylor Interiors. “We thought we could just paint the walls and redo the floors,” his wife, Judith McGregor, adds. As contractor and interior designer got to know their clients better—and realized that mechanical, electrical, and plumbing issues all needed attention—the project expanded, with the home’s status as a noncontributing
historic building adding another layer to the complexity of the renovation. What started as a cosmetic update became a comprehensive remodel designed to pay homage to the home’s historic past and accommodate the things the owners love the most: their dogs, their family, and their art. Longtime art lovers and collectors (in 2012 Gallun authored a book entitled The Art of Living with Art about their home in Milwaukee), Gallun and McGregor are understandably proud of their collection in Santa Fe, a mélange of fanciful paitings and sculpture from the likes of Ilya Zomb, Mark Mulhern, and Copper Trittscheller, blended with
The renovation of this historic residence earned Prull Custom Builders an Excellence in Remodeling Award for a Whole-House Remodel in the 2016 Remodelers Showcase, sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association.
During their frequent travels to Paris, the owners acquired a kaleidoscope art print and a butterfly taxidermy piece by British artist Damien Hirst. Both brighten the small foyer.
The dining room (above) features a table by metal furniture maker Jim Rose, surrounded by chairs made and upholstered by David Naylor Interiors. Balancing these contemporary pieces are old and antique treasures: the crystal chandelier; the Zia pot (Acosta Strong Fine Art); a burro painting by American realist painter Clark Hulings; and a Native American painting by Bert Geer Phillips, one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists. 88
The owners and their dogs spend most of their time in the kitchen. Expanded in size and appointment, it features cooking functionality at one end and comfortable banco seating, a small TV, and an ambient wood-burning fireplace at the other.
original Western art by several of the Taos painters. But they may be more proud of the relationships they’ve built with the artists themselves, whom they tend to refer to as “friends.” Alexandra Eldridge, Michael Bergt, metal furniture maker Jim Rose—all are referred to by first name, as is David Naylor, with whom they felt an immediate rapport. With its delicious diamond plaster white walls and well-placed art lighting—updates from the remodel—Gallun and McGregor’s home is very gallery-like, and yet eminently livable and easygoing. A dog toy, recently unstuffed and strewn across the floor in the piano room, attests to who really rules the roost here. Weimaraners Matilda and Lucille, Shih Tzu mix Henry Chin, and Max, a Havenese temporarily “on loan” from McGregor’s son—alternately lounge on sofas and burst through doggie doors to explore outside. It was a dynamic Naylor, the high-end designer, initially had a hard time wrapping his head around.
“Dick and Judith were risk-takers— design-driven and invigorated by the process,” says David Naylor.
Above: Prints by Peter Doig (on left) and Miró, and McGregor’s whimsical piano bench demonstrate the homeowners’ appreciation of the fanciful. With a clean and neutral palette as the backdrop, their richly hued artwork always maintains a place of honor. The cross-beamed ceiling of the sunlit piano room, added during the remodel, is its own artistic embellishment. Left: Michael Bergt, The Grouping, gold leaf on panel, 17 x 13"
“I’m usually bossier around [the subject of] furniture,” he says. “But that just wasn’t important to them. So I asked myself, ‘If I can’t help them that way, how can I help them?’” The answer was to unleash his creative energies on the guest casita, the kitchen, and the bathrooms. Long and narrow, the travertine-clad master bathroom now makes more sense, with an oversized and curbless walk-in shower at one end, a sleek, floating june/july 2016
Right: A nod to the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history are custom PeĂąasco-style doors in the foyer by Handcrafted Doors of the Southwest. In the living room (foreground), vibrantly hued paintings by Nocona Burgess (on left, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art) and Juan Kelly are illuminated with top-ofthe-line art lighting, a major consideration of the renovation. The radiator units, original to the home, date to around 1915.
All curves and wood, the master bedroom (right) employs vigas, a kiva fireplace, and hand-carved lintels in the deep door and window wells to create the feel of a classic adobe home. But the master bath is decidedly modern. Crisp corners, smooth travertine walls, elegant sinks, fixtures, and shower hardware from Santa Fe By Design, and the same intriguing floor found in the kitchen play well together in this cool, clean aesthetic.
French doors lead directly from the master bedroom to the beautifully landscaped backyard and its winding brick paths.
Life imitating art—or the other way around? Lucille (on bed) and Matilda strike serious Weimy poses in front of the painting Alexandra Eldridge presented to Gallun for his 80th birthday: Happy Birthday, Dick (with Lucille in a Red Truck).
vanity in the middle, and a large his-and-hers closet and laundry space, relocated from the front of the house, at the other end. (“Her meditation is laundry,” says Naylor, referring to McGregor. “His is cooking.”) The kicky, chevron-patterned flooring from the kitchen is duplicated here, once again adding depth to a space that leans to the very neutral. McGregor loves her bathroom. Gallun, the chef, finds his newly expanded, well-appointed, and sunlit kitchen much to his liking. Perhaps a little too much? “The kitchen is where we live,” he says. “We have to discipline ourselves to live in all areas of the house.” The curving banco opposite the new wood-burning fireplace is the spot where everyone—humans and pups—tend to hang out, with Gallun and McGregor usually choosing to dine at the tiny table there rather than at the island or in the more formal dining room.
The piano room, as the homeowners call it, also underwent a dramatic change. “First thing we did was pull out all the bookshelves,” says McGregor. This removed the “busyness” of the space and allowed the owners to—naturally—create more wall space for art. A beautiful, cross-beamed ceiling now draws the eye upward to capture the whole scene and the outdoor views, while skylights suffuse the room with natural light that highlights prints, paintings, and sculpture. Seeing how their home seamlessly blends beauty with comfort, it’s clear that Gallun and McGregor know of what they speak; they have indeed mastered the art of living with art. Of the award-winning renovation, Will Prull, owner of Prull Custom Builders, notes, “This project is one the whole community can be proud of.” june/july 2016
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8 Santo Domingo Circle This gracious Las Campanas home with views to the west and northwest has four bedrooms, a home office, a large media room, and a modern kitchen with a casual seating area that’s ideal for enjoying morning coffee. A temperature-controlled, 2,000-bottle wine storage room is easily accessible from the kitchen. Pour a glass of wine and take it to the media room, which is equipped with a home theater system. Fireplaces are found throughout the home. There’s a gas-fired kiva-style fireplace in the master bedroom, a kiva fireplace in the center courtyard patio, and three woodburning fireplaces located in the living room, kitchen, and study. A private outdoor slate patio, located off the master bedroom, has a view of flowering fruit trees in the beautifully landscaped yard.
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What refreshing, tart, and tangy drink comes to mind when the summer days return to our cocktail-loving town? If you answered “margarita,” you’re not alone—and if this is your favorite adult beverage, Santa Fe just got a little tastier for you this summer. The clever folks at the Santa Fe Tourism Board (the people who brought us the delicious Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown Tour) are adding some tequila to this year’s fun with the Margarita Trail. Launched on Cinco de Mayo and continuing indefinitely, the promotion is an ongoing cocktail experience, with roughly 30 local establishments getting in on the celebration. Participants purchase a $3 “passport” that lays out the path of libations to follow as you sample the margarita-themed creations of some of our town’s most talented mixologists. The passport offers you a discount at the bar. At each stop you get your passport stamped (a maximum of two per day). With five stamps, holders can turn their passports in at any of the three visitor centers for a special Santa Fe Margarita Trail T-shirt. I’ll be starting off at the Santa Fe Sage Inn’s Derailed Restaurant & Lounge with their rendition. The “Tequila Mockingbird,” as they call it, is a bracing blend of Espolón Blanco tequila, muddled jalapeño, fresh lime juice, a splash of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and pineapple juice. Designed to cool you off and fire up the fun—I’ll drink to that (hiccup!).—John Vollertsen Margarita Trail information can be found at santafe.org. Derailed at The Sage Inn, 725 Cerrillos Road, santafesageinn.com
Left: A seared diver scallop dish marries savory and sweet, using celery root purée, charred apples, and pickled raisins.
The restaurant’s enticing surprises are bound to delight frequent foodies as well as first-time visitors when they dine at this popular spot.
w inning v ot e WITH THE STATE OF THE political process in turmoil and enough negative rhetoric flying around in the country to send us all screaming into the streets, I have felt the need to see the return of two virtues I sense to be lacking lately: those of faith and trust. On the second night I dined at Mark Connell’s recently opened State Capital Kitchen, I witnessed a dining room full of Connell’s fans—new and old—reveling in his unique and inspired cooking. The excitement was palpable; although the eatery was only three weeks old, it was already a hit. Why this early acclaim? It’s due to the faith and trust young Connell has inspired in his ever-growing audience of adoring foodies. 96
Above: Accompanied by gnudi, sofrito, and artichoke confit, this mouthwatering New Mexican lamb sirloin and chop showcases the talents of Chef Mark Connell.
I wish Connell were a political candidate— his menu, his staff, the charming décor, the approachable wine list, and the overall experience deserve the early accolades. State Capital Kitchen already has my vote. Connell’s career in Santa Fe has seen him start out small at Max’s, go bigger at Arroyo Vino, and then coast for a spell while looking for his next project. He had a couple of kids, got close to hatching a few ventures, skied a lot, and bided his time for the right fit. In this former pizza joint, which has itself been a number of eateries that enjoyed measured successes, I think he has found his home, and with it Santa Fe has gotten a delicious kick in our culinary pants. I predict it will be the hottest restaurant of the summer.
It’s not a big room, but what Connell and his partner Arthur Martel have done with it is stylish and modern. Reclaimed planks of wood have been stained in muted hues and placed around the room, setting off a dramatic brick wall discovered under layers of plaster. Eclectic artwork and beautiful porcelain platters by local artist Heidi Loewen are a clever nod to the fact you are dining on food as scrumptious as it is artistic. There is a center bar with a dozen seats perfect for single dining and preor post-dinner imbibing. There’s also a cozy chef’s table front and center to the kitchen action but ensconced in a three-sided cubicle adorned with more pretty planks. Book now, as this will be a hot ticket.
State Capital Kitchen
Connell at first intended to create a dim sum–style of service, with all of the food being served from carts that circulate the dining room; however, an early rethink now offers a menu of shareable small and large plates. Adding to the fun is a take on the original dim sum concept: the occasional addition of goodies that appear throughout the evening from a cart. If you share my faith and trust in this talented chef, you would be wise to tell the server to simply let the kitchen send out dishes. Everything my group and I tasted on that hopping Saturday night was spectacular, each dish full of Connell’s clever and unexpected flavor-play. From the simplest bowl of mixed cured olives—made special with the addition of orange zest—to a fully realized celebration of pork (with belly, cracklin’, and pulled pork to boot), the whole evening is a delight. The menu will change weekly, but I’m hoping some of the yummy things we had will reach your palate.
“. . . State Capital Kitchen is not only a gastronome’s dream-come-true, but it is also fun.” Our server suggests that the Laurent Kraft Vouvray will be great with tonight’s menu, and he’s right—it’s crisp with a touch of fruit. First, a cucumber juice shooter cleanses our palate. There is a tofu-like cube of coconut panna cotta at the bottom—a hint of the surprises to come. Silken butternut squash soup gets a tasty surprise of texture with tart pickled raisins and crunchy pistachios; the whipped cider foam a trendy gilding of the lily. Perfectly al dente pappardelle is bathed in a wild mushroom broth and tossed with tender rabbit and Parmigiano Reggiano. A dish called Polenta Two-ways offers both creamy and fried cubes served with more wild mushrooms and a velvety 63-degree egg which, when pierced, oozes its glossy yolk over the dish. Yum! The vegetarian at our table loves the veggie spring rolls that arrive by food trolley, as well as a sunchoke and pear salad with pink peppercorns that bursts with springtime flavors. Her entrée boasts a mélange of charred vegetables and heavenly gnudi—dumplings of ricotta and herbs—which she gobbles up. A tender poached Scottish salmon main course with olive-potato purée and citrus salad crown is a table favorite, while a thick slab of seared hake set afloat on a zippy Vietnamese vermicelli runs a close second. More treats arrive by cart: dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in Speck ham—a divine coming-together of sweet, salty, and funky—and they finish us off. We are saving room for dessert. Connell and Martel certainly understand the virtues of theatricality in the restaurant biz and celebrate it with ice cream (mmm honey-vanilla) made tableside, whisked together with liquid nitrogen and ready in just three minutes! We complement it with a chocolate bomb flamed with rum. Both are delicious and up the ante on the sense of festivity. Perhaps the best praise I can give is that State Capital Kitchen is not only a gastronome’s dream-come-true, but it is also fun. Now, would someone please give Chef Connell a James Beard Award!—JV State Capital Kitchen, 500 Sandoval, statecapitalkitchen.com
Artichoke barigoule is cleverly reimagined with sautéed shrimp and an olive-potato purée. State Capital Kitchen’s weekly rotating menu perfects unexpected twists on classic dishes.
Above: Chef Mark Connell's culinary expertise doesn't stop him from having fun in the kitchen creating innovative new dishes for his devoted fans. Left: This chicken persillade beautifully blends the flavors of piquillo pepper purée, potato confit, and Moroccan black olives.
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“The table favorite is a fork-tender pork shank osso buco with porcini mushroom risotto that even Mario Batali would swoon over.” It’s a challenge to keep a restaurant fresh and interesting in our competitive town, but nothing gives an eatery a kick in the proverbial palate like a change in chefs. The arrival of Chef José Rodriguez has reinvigorated this downtown establishment; it’s perfect timing for the coming tourist season. Rodriguez, no stranger to gourmet dining (he earned his chops working at Geronimo and other up-market kitchens), is channeling some of his famous mentors and has created a new menu that can stand proudly alongside any other top culinary destinations. A cozy dinner on a Monday night off-season reminded me how charming and stylish this place is—and that it’s good to go home again. The lengthy wine list is a glowing tribute to the world-class wine shop on the Casa Sena premises, with the libations menu listing more pocket-friendly wines and some creative cocktails. I head straight to a citrusy Hanna Russian River sauvignon blanc while my date is intrigued by the Ginger Rogers cocktail. It’s as delicious as it sounds, with pear vodka, ginger and elderflower 98
Above: The roasted beet salad combines fresh ingredients—burrata, watercress, and avocado— with a tangy Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Left: Australian lamb chops are complemented by a sweet potato pave, shaved asparagus, and a cabernet mint reduction.
liqueurs, and baked apple bitters swirled in the glass before the drink is poured tableside from the shaker. Dinner is delish too. The kale trend is here to stay, and with good reason. A kale salad with dried cranberries, grilled zucchini, and Pecorino, lightly dressed with white balsamic vinaigrette, is a tasty, healthy start to a memorable dinner. A roasted beet salad boasts creamy burrata, ripe avocado, and zippy Meyer lemon dressing. We four get a kick out of the edible “dirt” on the plate: a crunchy mound of seeds and grains. The crispy goat cheese and pistachio eggrolls, and green chile calamari—here a breaded steak rather than rings—both with fiery dipping sauces, are terrific satisfiers of the salty, spicy, crunchy yearnings. Main courses too, knock our socks off. The butternut squash lasagna with kale and an intensely tomato-ey roasted tomato sauce is my favorite, and will thrill the vegetarians. The table favorite is a fork-tender pork shank osso buco with porcini mushroom risotto that even Mario Batali would swoon over, while a simple roasted Chilean sea bass with buttery caviar sauce, along with Australian lamb chops glazed with a minty Chef Jose Rodriguez brings culinary red wine reduction, further shows off Rodriguez’s skill and fresh flavors to the table. talents. We are seduced. For fans of the traditional, the classic chicken enchilada and green chile cheeseburgers are still offered. Don’t miss the red chile chocolate soup— winner of numerous awards—for dessert; it’s like yummy melted chocolate ice cream with a kick. La Casa Sena has been feeding hungry diners for over 30 years, and with Chef Rodriquez now at the stove, I give it another scrumptious half-century— at least!—JV La Casa Sena, 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232, lacasasena.com
I HAVE A LONG AND happy history with La Casa Sena. The patio has always been a favorite when I entertain out-of-town guests during the summer months. Dining over icy margaritas under immense cottonwoods in a historic compound shaded from the summer heat is an ideal Santa Fe day. I’ve also been a regular at the Cantina, enjoying the amazing talents of the staff as they sing showstoppers while cheerfully schlepping dinners. I’ve even enjoyed Christmas lunch there on numerous occasions with Dallas friends and family. But for one reason or another, it has been a few years since I visited.
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1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 hotelsantafe.com/amaya Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. Enjoy our newly renovated open air dining room, with lovely garden views.
Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge 113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, new Executive Chef, Edgar Beas fuses old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s native heritage and change often to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe with a chic, sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Additional bar seating with the Para Picar menu as well as a Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas. Social Hour Monday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings with Jesus Bas. Seasonal Al Fresco dining on the Patio.
We already knew that Santa Fe was a food lover’s paradise—we live here— but recently we got called out as one of the the top 10 foodie cities in the U.S. by Infogroup, an online marketing and analytics group that tracks consumer trends. We stand proudly alongside such other culinary destinations as New York City, San Francisco, Boulder, and Trenton, NJ (honestly??), to name a few. Summer in Santa Fe is the optimum season to celebrate this facet of our beautiful city. Many of our eateries offer outdoor dining, and of course grab-n-go options abound by our historic Plaza, where nibbling and people watching pair beautifully. But that’s not the only exquisite spot for quintessentially Santa Fe alfresco dining. How exciting it is that our muchcelebrated Santa Fe Opera turns 60 years old in 2016. I expect there will be some pretty fancy outdoor tailgating parties to kick off the festivities—it’s such a spectacular setting. I’m planning to order a charcuterie and cheese platter from Cheesemongers of Santa Fe; what a great start to the evening. Then I’ll finish it off with some fabulous pastries from Chez Mamou (I’m crazy about the pistachio macaroons), and a little champagne perhaps. Then I’ll watch the sun set to the lilting strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It’s pure Santa Fe bliss. Also (somewhat) outdoors is the Edible Art Tour, happening June 10 and 11 this year, and it’s a terrific way to celebrate two of our City Different’s favorite hobbies: eating and art. Over 40 galleries and restaurants will team up and spoil lucky participants with good eats and beautiful visuals. Whatever way you choose to reinforce our foodie fame this summer, remember that with over 200 restaurants in a town of roughly 80,000 residents, serving world-class cuisine in our eclectic eateries is what we do best. Visitors and locals alike, start your palates!—JV
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The Compound Restaurant
The true taste of Philadelphia comes to Santa Fe at Bambini’s, conveniently located in front of Ski Tech close to St Francis 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!!
Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended.
905 S St Francis, 505-699-2243 bambinissantafe.com
319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com
Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquitesmoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to Tex-Mex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Best Patio in SF! Open seven days a week: 11 am–11 pm during the week and to midnight on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.
653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com
213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com
A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm. june/july 2016
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Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531, 505-984-7915 innatloretto.com Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy the seasonal creations of award-winning Executive Chef Marc Quiñones. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Early evening prix-fixe dinner from 5–6:30 pm, offering three courses for $44.
54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 santafeplazacafe.com The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat!
Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
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.
Maria’s now uses only 100-percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, handshaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes— totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home-style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Open Monday–Sunday from 11 am until close. Reservations are strongly suggested.
4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 gabrielsofsantafe.com
La Casa Sena
125 E Palace, 505-988-9232, lacasasena.com La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s 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.
555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com
901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121 midtownbistrosf.com Midtown Bistro, located in the “heart” of Santa Fe, and only a short jaunt from the Plaza, features local cuisine with an international flair. Open daily. Guests enjoy dining indoors or on our patio among native flora, which creates a magnificent ambience while dining on an array of fresh meats, seafood, pastas, and much more. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner Monday–Saturday 5–9 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–3 pm.
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The Ranch House
Santa Fe’s Oldest Restaurant Welcomes You!
2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com
The mouthwatering aroma of smoky barbecue greets you at the door of The Ranch House, a southside restaurant with the feel of a historic Santa Fe hacienda—warm and inviting, sprawling yet cozy. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining, and pair a signature cocktail, like the smoked pineapple margarita or BBQ Bloody Mary, with Ranch House favorites like the brown butter salmon and of course our famous baby back ribs and barbecue. Also open for lunch, with daily specials, The Ranch House is proud to serve premium natural hormone/antibiotic-free Angus steaks sourced from Meyer Ranch in Montana, and we offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. Save room for one of our delicious, house-made desserts! Open Monday– Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.
This historic diner, in downtown Santa Fe, offers locals and visitors authentic New Mexican cuisine and flavors that span the globe! We’re the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in the southwest!
54 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.1664
Rancho de Chimayó
300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com
Winner of the James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award! Rancho de Chimayó - Celebrating more than 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition,” Rancho de Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Come celebrate with us! Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (May-Oct), Tues-Sun 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store.
231 Washington, 505-984-1788, santacafe.com
Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays. We are now on Open Table!
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June 10–11 ARTfeast Edible Art Tour ARTsmart’s popular annual fundraiser pairs local restaurants with Santa Fe galleries for a night of culture that benefits the kids. $65, 5–8 pm both days, Friday night on Canyon Road, Saturday night downtown, artfeast.org.
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June 15–July 27 Music on the Hill This weekly event showcases New Mexico’s finest musicians throughout the summer. Shuttle runs every 15 minutes from Museum Hill to the concert area. Free, every Wednesday 6–8 pm, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, sjc.edu.
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June 17, 18–19, 25–26 Santa Fe Studio Tour Over 50 local artists open their studios and share their works—painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and more—with the public for two weekends in June. Free, reception June 17, 5–8 pm, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michaels, June 18–19 & 25–26, 10 am–5 pm, various locations, santafestudiotour.com.
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June 30–August 28 Entreflamenco The Spanish tradition lives on through this dramatic style of dance; Entreflamenco’s third summer season will incorporate three additional dancers and three performers directly from Spain. $25–$50, 8 pm daily except Tuesdays, Maria Benitez Cabaret, The Lodge of Santa Fe, 750 N St. Francis, entreflamenco.com, ticketsantafe.org.
July July 1–August 27 The Santa Fe Opera This season’s productions include world-class singers and scenery for five operas: La Fanciulla del West, Don Giovanni, Roméo et Juliette, Capriccio, and Vanessa. $41–$261, July shows 8:30 pm, August shows 8 pm, santafeopera.org. July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza Santa Fe’s 41st annual celebration of America’s birthday brings together the Northern New Mexico community to partake in breakfast, a vintage car show, a silent auction, and arts and crafts. ($7 advance tickets, see website for details) $8 at the event, pancakes served 7 am–12 pm, all-day events 7 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, E San Francisco, pancakesontheplaza.com.
July 5–August 26 Santa Fe Bandstand Outside In Productions hosts the 2016 Santa Fe Bandstand season, with 75 performances from talented musicians. Free, various times, Santa Fe Bandstand, E San Francisco, santafebandstand.org. July 7–10 ART Santa Fe Under new management this year, the four-day ART Santa Fe event is expanding its juried arts focus to include site-specific lectures, demonstrations, and performance art pieces. This year’s theme, Horizon, continues the ART Santa Fe tradition of hosting highly respected international artists, galleries, and art publishers. Works exhibited reflect all forms of visual arts, from glasswork to photography. The show runs from July 7–9 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, with a VIP opening night party on July 7 and regular show hours on July 8 and 9. Opening night VIP party, July 7, 5–9 pm Open show days, July 8, 9, 11, 11 am–6 pm Total Ticket VIP Pass $100 (admits 2); general public one-day pass $20; three-day pass $25; student/senior one-day pass $10; three-day pass $15. Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, artsantafe.com. July 8–10 13th International Folk Art Market Artisans from more than 60 countries around the world bring their talents to Santa Fe for this cherished annual event. Various prices and times (see website for details), Museum Hill, 700 block of Camino Lejo, folkartalliance.org. July 15–30 11th New Mexico Jazz Festival Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space partners with the Lensic Performing Arts Center to showcase music from acclaimed local and international jazz masters. Free (Lensic events $20–$50), various times, Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W San Francisco), St. John’s College (1160 Camino Cruz Blanca), and the Santa Fe Bandstand (E San Francisco), newmexicojazzfestival.org. July 17–August 22 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival The 44th season of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival commences on July 17. Various prices and times (see website for details), St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art (107 W Palace), The Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W San Francisco), and Simms Auditorium (in Albuquerque), santafechambermusic.com. July 25–31 65th Traditional Spanish Market This annual event highlights traditional arts and crafts created by over 350 local Hispanic artists; there will also be demonstrations, live music and dance, and regional foods. Free, various times, Santa Fe Plaza, E San Francisco, spanishcolonial.org. July 28 Isabel Leonard and Daniel Okulitch Performance Santa Fe presents two-time Grammy award winner Isabel Leonard and acclaimed bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch. Individual tickets to this beautiful concert go on sale July 1. Various prices, 4 pm, Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta, performancesantafe.org. Copyright 2016. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Santa Fean (ISSN 1094-1487 & USPS # 0018-866), Volume 44, Number 3, June/July 2016. Santa Fean is published bimonthly by Bella Media, LLC, at Pacheco Park, 1512 Pacheco St, Ste D-105, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA, Phone (505) 983-1444. © Copyright 2016 by Bella Media, LLC. All rights reserved. CPM # 40065056. Basic annual subscription rate is $14.95. Annual subscription rates for Canada and Mexico is $24.95; other international countries $39.95. U.S. single-copy price is $5.99. Back issues are $6.95 each. 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. Subscription Customer Service: Santa Fean, P.O. Box 16946, North Hollywood, CA 91615-6946, Phone 818-286-3165, fax 800-869-0040, email@example.com, Monday–Friday, 7 am –5 pm PST. santafean.com
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