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36 Summer Music

Santa Fe’s stages, indoors and out, are bursting with music

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38 New Mexico Military Museum

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The museum opens an exhibit about World War I and honors New Mexico veterans who have served through the centuries

42 Must-Know Artists

Our look at who is creating paintings, sculpture, photography, glass, and more, and where you can find their work



26 Publisher’s Note 30 City Different

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All the details on Spanish Market, International Folk Art Market, HIPICO, Edible Art Tour, and other can’t-miss summer events

68 Art

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Two studio visits highlight the work of plein air painter Tobi Clement and sculptor Barrett DeBusk; meet Kuwaiti photographer Maha Alasaker; previews of exhibitions opening all around town


91 Living

After living all across the globe, Kent and Kaki Grubbs now call Santa Fe home


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99 Dining

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ON THE COVER Tim Althauser, Va Verde, oil on canvas, 50 x 31" Courtesy Globe Fine Art

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THE ART WORLD TODAY is vast and varied, ranging from major international auction houses and museum acquisitions to the teenager who pins something on a bedroom wall. There are artists who have made great careers by painting mundane, everyday objects. At the other end of the spectrum, there is installation and digital media art, and today’s technology will continue to open completely new genres. Museums are tasked with acquiring art that represents this time and place for future generations. That’s one heck of a responsibility. Recently, I was invited to speak at a major New York art show about trends and directions in the art world. Santa Fe is considered one of the top three art markets in the country, so there was a great deal of interest in how Santa Fe is moving with the national trends. The best possible indicator I can provide is right in front of you. As you leaf through this dedicated art issue of Santa Fean, you will see a huge variety of art in both the editorial and the advertising. The genres represented are as varied as the artists who create them. More and more, you can expect the unexpected. Santa Fe is such a desirable place to view and purchase art; the city’s relaxed and picturesque setting allows for the experience of art with fewer distractions. While many a museum-worthy piece of art is sold here, the individual collector sets the pace. The successful galleries inspire these collectors with art that takes them somewhere they hadn’t yet imagined. In New York, I also spoke about Santa Fe’s museum community, which serves to attract and excite art collectors and enthusiasts. In a couple of years, we’ll have a new museum of contemporary art, which will not only further our art credibility, but also keep our imaginations stimulated. All of this, however, is only important if it’s important to you, the viewer. Art Santa Fean publisher trends, genres, and styles only matter if Bruce Adams recently they touch your heart and soul in a meanspoke on current trends in the art world and ingful way. This is still the essence of ownoffered his thoughts on ing a special piece of art. collecting at the Art Expo


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EVENT HIPICO Santa Fe’s summer series brings four weeks of A-rated equestrian sport to locals and visitors alike. Along with the stylish hunters and fast-paced jumpers, highlights for this season include dachshund and mixed-breed dog races to benefit the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding; Fiesta Fashion Week and Kentucky Derby–style hat contest; the Summer Breeze Golf Tournament; the Sandia BMW/MINI Cooper Ride-&-Drive Challenge; and on Sundays, an elegant champagne brunch in the HIPICO VIP Lounge. July 26–28 sees the Sister City Challenge Cup presented in partnership with the city of San Miguel de Allende. This international show jumping competition includes teams representing Mexico and the United States in alternating locations, with the inaugural competition to be held in Santa Fe. The next leg of competition takes places in San Miguel de Allende in February 2019.—Amanda N. Pitman

HIPICO Santa Fe summer series, July 18–22 and 25–29, August 1–5 and 8–12, approximately 8 am–4 pm, free for spectators, VIP tickets available, 100 S Polo Dr,

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Trapp O’Neal and his mount, Capitano, owned by TKO Partnership, fly over a Día de los Muertos–themed oxer.

Santa Fe Studio Tour TOUR Many people come to Santa Fe just to see our world-class art. Few, however, have the opportunity to see the artists working in their studios. The last two weekends in June, local artists open their studios Printmaker Ron Pokrasso takes part in this to visitors during the 2018 year’s studio tour. This piece combines Santa Fe Studio Tour. monotype, collage, and intaglio printing. Nearly 60 artists working in various media, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, knifemaking, stained glass, and more take part. June 8 provides a sneak peek at the artists’ work during a 5–8 pm reception at the Community Gallery inside the Santa Fe Convention Center. Artwork from each participant will remain on view until June 27.—ANP

Santa Fe Studio Tour, June 16–17 and 23–24, 10 am–5 pm, free, various locations, see for a map 30

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Celebrating 18 years this summer, Art Santa Fe once again takes over the Santa Fe Convention Center for a one-night, three-day contemporary art extravaganza. Art Santa Fe features Above: Ricardo Cárdenas, El Juego de la Mona artwork from local, Lisa, mixed media on concrete, 42 x 42" national, and international artists and galleries as well as curated programming, daily painting demonstrations, and live entertainment. New for 2018, [The SOLO Project] is a special section with a selection of 18 independent, cuttingedge artists from here in Santa Fe and as far away as Algeria. Another highlight includes the opportunity to meet artist Ricardo Cárdenas, an emerging Mexican artist who was formerly a construction engineer. Cárdenas uses his background experience and appreciation of construction materials to inform his art.—ANP event

Art Santa Fe opening night preview party, July 12, 5–9 pm, $100 for two tickets; Art Santa Fe show, July 13–15, Friday and Saturday, 12–7 pm; Sunday, 12–5 pm, $10 for students/seniors, $20 general public, Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 Marcy,

International Folk Art Market In the span of only 15 years, International Folk Art Market has grown from a small start-up to one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. In July, 162 artists from 53 countries set up under the decorated white tents on Museum Hill. Whether your taste runs to sequined Haitian vodou flags, indigodyed fabrics from Mali, or intricate silver filigree jewelry from Yemen by way of Israel, you will leave with your eyes—and arms—full. The Folk Market artists, many of them women and most from developing areas of the world, leave with 90 percent of their sales revenue, giving them resources to improve health care, education, and other community needs. Mentors are available to help these artisans develop business and marketing skills. Underlining the Market’s commitment to economic development for the artisans, the 2018 honorary co-chair is Dr. Muhammad Yunus, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, who has been active in microfinance in his native Bangladesh. To get to Folk Art Market, park-and-ride buses are available from both the PERA parking lot and the lot at the South Capitol complex, where Rail Runner service is available to Bernalillo, Albuquerque, and Belen.—Lisa J. Van Sickle MARKET

The Vanh Hanh Vietnamese Lion Dancers wind their way through the Folk Art Market.

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International Folk Art Market, July 13–15, Museum Hill, Camino Lejo; Friday Market Opening Party, July 13, 6:30– 9 pm, $225; Early Bird Market, July 14, 7:30–10 am, $85; Saturday Market, July 14, 10 am–5:30 pm, $15–$20; Sunday Market, 9 am–5 pm, $10–$15,

Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market

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MARKETs Each year, the last weekend of July finds the downtown streets filled with arts and crafts with a definite New Mexican flavor. This year is the 67th for Traditional Spanish Market, with vendors displaying woodcarving, tinwork, colcha embroidery, hide painting, retablos, straw appliqué, furniture, weaving, jewelry, pottery, and ironwork, all done in styles and with materials used for over four centuries in Northern New Mexico. All participating artists must be at least one-quarter Hispanic. Food, music, and a special Market mass are all part of the weekend. On Friday evening, meet the artists and see award-winning pieces at the preview event at El Museo de Cultural. Lincoln Avenue, running north from the Plaza, will host Contemporary Hispanic Market (CHM). This market is open to artists of Hispanic heritage from across New Mexico, who are welcome to show work in any medium. While some artists’ work reflects the traditions of New Mexico, it is not required.—LVS

Above: Santero Charlie Carrillo has won many awards for his painted retablos and carved bultos. His booth is always a popular stop at Traditional Spanish Market. 32

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67th annual Spanish Market preview, July 27, time and cost TBA, El Museo de Cultural Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia; Spanish Market, July 28–29, 8 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Plaza, Contemporary Hispanic Market, July 28–29, 8 am–5 pm, free, Lincoln Ave,


The chefs’ creations are as stunning as the paintings on the Edible Art Tour.

ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour EVENT One of Santa Fe’s favorite galleryhopping events—the Edible Art Tour—adds some excitement to early June. On Friday night the action takes place on Canyon Road with a kick-off party at Gallery 901 at 5 PM. Following the party, 21 gallery and food pairings await participants. Local favorites such as Jambo Cafe and Pippin Contemporary, Loyal Hound and Canyon Road Contemporary Art, and El Farol and On Canyon Road are represented. Saturday the event moves downtown with 18 pairings. Don’t miss The Shed and Sorrel Sky, La Plazuela and Joe Wade Fine Art, and Cowgirl BBQ and Little Bird at Loretto. The Edible Art Tour raises funds for ARTsmart New Mexico, whose mission is “to serve our communities by providing educational opportunities in the arts that promote confidence, self-discovery, and creative problem-solving skills.” ARTsmart students learn art history and vocabulary, observe various art techniques, create artwork of their own, participate in positively focused critiques, and exhibit their unique creations.—ANP

EAT Santa Fe, ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour, June 8–9, 5–8 PM, $35 includes both nights,


Entreflamenco prepares for another spectacular season.

El Flamenco, the restaurant and performance space that is home to Entreflamenco, will be busy this summer. Entreflamenco, featuring Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez, performs each Wednesday–Sunday from June 29 to September 2. June 29–July 3, Angel Muñoz, one of Spain’s finest flamenco dancers, will join the company. Tapas and libations are available at all performances, and a Sunday matinée and brunch are new this summer. Also new, Monday evenings will feature performances by Vaivén, a trio playing flamenco/jazz fusion, and Tuesday evenings you can catch Ronald Roybal performing on Native flute.—LVS Entreflamenco, June 29–September 2, 6:30 PM, $25–$40, 135 W Palace,



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summer music what’s your pleasure? by Lisa J. Van Sickle

ON ANY EVENING, there are plenty of choices for live music in Santa Fe. Once the summer festival season gets going, the choices expand even more.

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Levitt AMP Santa Fe Music Series opened Memorial Day weekend with the first of their free Railyard concerts, and they continue weekly—usually Saturday evenings—through August 25, with a 7 pm start time. The lineup includes Bright Light Social Hour, June 23, and Santa Fe Salutes Tom Petty, July 27.

Above: Santa Fe Desert Chorale offers three programs with multiple performances in July and August. Members of the 24-voice choir come from across the country to sing. Top: H.A.T., coming to the Levitt AMP concerts in the Railyard June 9, is as comfortable with traditional instruments of his native Morocco as he is in the electronic music world.


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St. John’s College once again hosts Music on the Hill, six Wednesday evenings from 6–8 pm. Jazz saxophonist Doug Lawrence is first up on June 13, country favorites Jimmy Stadler Band play July 11, followed by Ranky Tanky, music of the Gullah culture, July 18. The series ends July 25. Santa Fe Bandstand opens their 16th season on June 21 with rocker Chuck Prophet. Five concerts will be at the Southside

Highlights include a screening of a new film about Santa Fe resident Dave Grusin on July 22. Cuban pianists Chucho Valdez and Gonzalo Rubalcaba perform on July 28. Santa Fe Desert Chorale begins with music of the three Bs—20th century American style, that is—Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, and Samuel Barber. This Twentieth Century American Masters program alternates with Sure on This Shining Night, compositions celebrating the beauty of nature, and The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail, a collection of pieces written in the Spanishspeaking Americas. Their season runs July 21–August 9.

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The Santa Fe Opera’s first production, Candide, celebrates the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Alek Shrader and Brenda Rae star in the June 29 opener. Puccini’s immortal Madame Butterfly opens June 30. Other productions include Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and a production of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, about the Manhattan Project and the Trinity Site test of the first nuclear weapon. Ryan McKinny sings the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Opening night for Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is July 15, and their packed performance schedule runs through August 20. The Festival will premiere works by Alexander Goehr, Magnus Lindberg, and Max Grafe. Plenty of pieces by Beethoven, several Bachs, Mozart, Mahler, and Stravinsky are on the schedule as well. Performers include returning favorites and some new faces in everything from solo recitals to chamber orchestras. Also beginning July 15, New Mexico Jazz Festival sends a few productions up to Santa Fe from their Albuquerque home base.

Above: Chuck Prophet opens Santa Fe Bandstand’s series of summer evenings on the Plaza, with five evenings at SWAN Park on the Southside. The lineup includes nationally known acts and lots of local favorites as well.

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SWAN Park, the rest on the Plaza, and the music starts at 6 pm Tuesday–Saturday. “Honky-tonk hellraiser” Dale Watson returns July 11, and the popular Meow Wolf Monster Battle Party shuts things down August 10. Eighty percent of the performers are New Mexico–based.

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Above: Flautist Tara Helen O’Connor is a fixture at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Above: Brenda Rae and Alek Shrader take the roles of Cunegonde and Candide in Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide at The Santa Fe Opera.

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World War I in the spotlight the New Mexico Militar y Museum

by Amanda N. Pitman photographs by Jeff Lowdermilk

Fog settles over the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France. Over 500 WWI soldiers from New Mexico are buried in France.

WITH SO MANY world-class art museums, unique galleries, and the sheer variety of things to do in Santa Fe, it might be easy to overlook the outstanding New Mexico Military Museum, located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail. The sevenacre property was the induction site for soldiers entering World War II, when 60,000 New Mexicans joined or were drafted into the armed forces. The New Mexico Military Museum recently shot to the forefront of Santa Fe’s museum scene with a $1 million-plus grant. Although waiting for specific authorization, the funds are likely to be used for multiple purposes including a full renovation of the building’s 325-seat auditorium, as well as significant updates to the projection, lighting, and sound systems to bring them to state-of-the-art levels. The museum, in addition to housing 15,000 artifacts, holds a complete research library containing thousands of books, articles, and pamphlets, boasts one of the largest historical collections of small guns in the Southwest, and has an impressive uniform collection, with pieces from most wars in which New Mexicans have fought. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, the museum opened a new exhibit over Memorial Day weekend, dedicated to WWI. It will be on display for two years. Artifacts include a WWI S.E.5 biplane, a turret from a German SM UB-6 submarine, a replica of the Company A command bunker, a replica of six headstones from the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery commemorating casualties among the New Mexicans buried there, an original Army edition 1916 Harley-Davidson, and thousands of other items from WWI including weapons and equipment. Each section of the exhibition is Left: A young French re-enactor stands in for an American doughboy at the 90th anniversary of the St. Mihiel Offensive.

Above: An image of an American doughboy in bronze serves as the doorknob of the St. Mihiel Cemetery chapel doors in Thiaucourt, France.

complete with interpretive panels and photographs, and details everything from how the war began, the prelude to the United States entering the war, a backdrop of eight contemporary photo-panels showing the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne American Cemeteries and related battlefields, and much, much more. There will be events related to the WWI exhibition at the museum from mid to late summer, including demonstrations, lectures, and historical films. Currently the museum is working on implementing a new system that will digitize all its artifacts and the stories behind them. Eventually, this virtual museum will be accessible to everyone. But, with this hidden gem in the historical heart of Santa Fe, why not go see it all for yourself? New Mexico Military Museum, Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm, donations appreciated,,

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Above: In March, living history enthusiasts honor the anniversary of the Battle of Glorieta Pass at the Civil War Encampment. Cannon fire is included.

the Civil War at home tour the Glorieta Pass Battlefield

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by Jason Strykowski

Above: The Civil War Encampment gives visitors a picture of what life was like for the Union soldiers at Glorieta Pass.


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COLONEL H.H. SIBLEY HAD grand plans to unite the Confederate States of America with the far-flung and treasure-laden West. He raised a brigade of three mounted regiments in Texas, and left San Antonio, heading west. Had the Confederates succeeded in establishing a permanent presence in the West, the goal was to gain access to California’s gold and Colorado’s silver, establish slavery in the rich agricultural valleys of California, and gain unfettered access to California’s ports. Unfortunately for Sibley, sparsely populated New Mexico Territory and a fort built to secure the Santa Fe Trail stood directly in his path. Two battles ensued for control of New Mexico and the road West. Confederate troops reached Albuquerque, raised their flag, stopped in Santa Fe to purchase and confiscate provisions, and headed northeast on the Santa Fe Trail toward Fort Union. Learning the Rebels were approaching, Union forces set out to head them off. The Battle of Glorieta Pass, dubbed the “Gettysburg of the West,” was fought just miles from Santa Fe from March 26–28, 1862. The

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Above: Enlisted men in the Union forces wore dark blue jackets with lighter blue trousers, and carried black powder rifles. Confederate soldiers wore gray.

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Confederate forces seemed to have prevailed, until it was discovered that Union soldiers had destroyed the 80-wagon Confederate supply train. Lacking necessary provisions to continue, the Confederate troops were forced to retreat, first back to Santa Fe and then to Texas. By the beginning of July, 1862, all Confederate troops had vacated New Mexico, and hopes for a Confederate presence in the West were destroyed. The National Park Service offers tours of the battlefield and the Confederate and Union camps every week. The Union camp location, visible only with the help of a guide, is on the Forked Lightning Ranch, once owned and operated by Edwin Elijah “Buddy” Fogelson and his wife, the actress Greer Garson, now part of Pecos National Historical Park. Other sites are also easy for the untrained eye to miss, as they lie under modern-day I-25. Van tours of the sites are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm, departing from the visitor’s center at Pecos National Historical Park. Walking tours are offered on Saturdays; call ahead to confirm time. Reservations are strongly encouraged; call the park visitor center at 505-757-7241. There is no charge for admission to Pecos National Historical Park or for the tours. Rewilding, 2018, oil on canvas, 48 × 48 inches

This rock is a memorial to the Texas Mounted Brigade, Confederate soldiers who were killed at Glorieta Pass. The monument portrays both the Confederate and Texas flags.

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Meet some of the most accomplished and interesting artists showing in Santa Fe’s galleries. Painters, sculptors, jewelers—we have them all.

Below: Adam Thomas Rees, Turning Fish, polymer clay over mixed metal, 6 x 3 x 9"

adam thomas rees Patience and precision are the cornerstones of Adam Thomas Rees’s sculptures. Fascinated by nature as a young boy, Rees dedicated much of his time to understanding the ways of the natural world. A meandering career in art finally led him to his medium of choice: polymer clay. His work pays homage to the complexity of the animal kingdom. The armatures are made of mixed metal then cloaked in an ornate scheme cut from canes (long, handcrafted rods of multicolored clay). Frogs, rabbits, ravens, and fish are among Rees’s menagerie. Magic, yet real, these improbable creatures reflect their natural counterparts . . . until they don’t. Rees considers where the sun would naturally rest upon a snout, or where a shadow might curl under a belly, but the mystery lies within the woven scales of pinks and greens and the scenes seemingly stamped onto the façades of his subjects.—Erin Sparkman Canyon Road Contemporary, 42

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Above: Nance Franklin, Sweet Abundance, oil on canvas, 18 x 24"

The wondrous beauty of nature captivates Nance Franklin. The fruits and flowers she shows at Signature Gallery are often solitary, or at most, a part of a small grouping, yet their intricacies unveil a whole world of their own. The ever-changing world around Franklin dictates the direction of her art, and in fact, a drastic change in her own life greatly affected the direction of her artistic side. In 2007, Franklin suffered a severe spinal injury, a bad accident she feels was also a blessing. The stillness of healing and necessity of learning a new way of living opened her eyes to the immense and incomparable beauty of the natural world. Through her body of work, Franklin strives to show others the same beauty she discovered years ago.—ES The Signature Gallery,

MARTHA BRAUN Texture, color, and composition are key facets of Martha Braun’s abstract mixed media paintings. Her time as an interior designer required the same eye for coordinating a room, with its contrasting components, as her paintings do. Braun explains, “I believe that the many years I worked as an interior designer, surrounded with color, texture, and composition [and] the challenge of creating beauty and excitement by combining those elements has sharpened my senses and influenced how I paint today.” Braun’s works explore the complex interaction between line, color, space, and movement. Furthermore, she says, “I attempt, in each painting, to offer a unique and delicate sense of balance and tension that at once excites and then quiets the mind.”—ES Ventana Fine Art, Right: Martha Braun, Step Into the Future, mixed media, 36 x 36"

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JAQUE FRAGUA By creating eye-catching neon signs inspired by childhood travels around the Southwest, Jaque Fragua (Jemez Pueblo) aims to draw attention to the overuse and misappropriation of Native American imagery. By authentically and relentlessly repurposing his culture’s iconography, he conceptually subverts this misuse. His motifs are drawn from traditional Native American ceramics, blankets, tattoo designs, and more. “Art has always been a struggle for me,” Fragua says of his work. “I relate this struggle to the angst of my identity. My identity is not just rooted in Native American culture. Instead, I find myself an amalgam of DNAs, historical trauma, boarding schools, civil rights, Alcatraz, American dreams, urbanization, reservation tragedy, creative triumph, war stories, fist fights, jail time, racial profiling, mixed opinions, hip hop, punk, rock and roll, jazz, graffiti, tattoos, dark brown skin, long black hair, spiritual wisdom, traditional knowledge, direct action, and painting . . .”—Amanda N. Pitman form & concept,

Above: Jaque Fragua, Sold Out, neon, 29 x 48 x 3"

RICK YOUNG New to Acosta Strong Fine Art, the landscape paintings of Rick Young add a vibrant Southwest flair to the gallery. Young’s landscapes, filled with bright colors and stylized strokes, speak to his ability to capture the ever-changing light-swept mesas, vistas, and canyons of Northern New Mexico in oils. Rivers, trees, farms, and chapels are common themes in his work, almost all painted from an overhead perspective. Not just a talented painter, Young wrote an award-winning book, The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century, while working on his MA in US History at the University of Colorado. With his extensive research into the peoples of the Southwest, including Native, Hispano, and Anglo, Young utilizes this knowledge to better depict the human imprint on the land.—ANP Acosta Strong Fine Art, Above: Rick Young, Autumn Along the Chama, oil on canvas, 24 x 36"

DAN FRIDAY The exquisite glass sculptures of Dan Friday (Lummi Nation) are a product of his heritage and upbringing as well as his time spent working for the masters of glass: Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, Preston Singletary, and others. Says Friday, “Creativity was fostered in me by my family from an early age. Living without TV and knowing our rich cultural heritage of the Lummi Nation meant that making things with our hands was a regular activity.” Though typically working with simple forms and themes, Friday’s sculptures both explore and honor the animals and plant life of the Northwest as well as other art forms from his Native heritage, including cedar bark weaving and basketry.—ANP Blue Rain Gallery, Right: Dan Friday, Watcher Totem (Raven), furnace sculpted glass, 13 x 6 x 5"


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Above: Grace Lynne, To Be Right, multimedia painting and collage on paper, 24 x 18"

GRACE LYNNE Los Angeles–based mixed-media artist Grace Lynne centers her work on West African aesthetics, black femininity, black tales, and folklore. As one of the few women of color in her university program, Lynne developed a passion for creating work that was as aesthetically pleasing as it was thought-provoking. By blurring the line between beautiful and strange, she moves away from the idea of the superficiality of beauty, reversing the narrative to validate and uplift underrepresented communities. Lynne uses the power of her imagery to create social awareness around her personal identity, to spark dialogue, and to educate the public about the stories of others. In 2017, she graduated with a BA in illustration and a minor in social innovation from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and is currently pursuing her MA in fine arts.—ANP East of West,

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Cara Barer, Explorer, digital archival print on rag paper

CARA BARER Cara Barer is a Houston-based photographer. At first glance, her images seem to be of flowers, or perhaps ocean creatures. A second looks reveals that you are actually looking at altered books. Intrigued by a sodden Yellow Pages she found on a rain-drenched Houston street, Barer began soaking books, adding color to the edges, and arranging the curling mass of bound paper into a pleasing form before photographing the result. Barer started looking for expendable books. Her own shelves yielded up a guide to Windows 95, a volume she was quite sure had outlasted anyone’s interest. Other books have been spared, and she has found the process to be a catalyst for thinking about both the obsolescence of books in the digital age and the continuing need for them. She notes that, “No important books have been injured during the making of any of these photographs.”—Lisa J. Van Sickle Belle Brooke Designs, 46

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Above: Logan Maxwell Hagege, The Rain Falls, The Sun Shines, oil on linen, 32 x 43"

Logan Maxwell Hagege is driven by the idea that evolution in art never ends. He uses this concept to justify departing from his classical training in fine art and formal realism, and instead develop a style based on modern design principles. Hagege’s work usually features a combination of landscape and figure, with a decidedly Southwestern bent. His subject matter ranges from American relics and bucking broncos to contemporary Native Americans living in the Southwest and modern landscapes. Known for his signature clouds and angular figures, his subjects evoke a contemporary standpoint while also conjuring images of the past. Early in his artistic journey, Hagege found inspiration in childhood trips to the California desert to visit his grandmother. Today, he has a studio and residence in that state and also maintains a remote desert home in Arizona.—ANP Gerald Peters Gallery,


Below: Michelle Tapia, large Siamese cat pendant, walrus tusk, ink, and sterling silver, 1" from ear to ear

“My designs are all from my heart and my culture. My love of animals and anything of beauty influences me the most,” Michelle Tapia says of her jewelry. This sentiment is clearly evident in her work, as cats, owls, rabbits, and dogs most often appear in her scrimshaw pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets. Working from her studio in Santa Fe, Tapia carves each piece by hand from fossilized walrus tusk under the tutelage of Native Alaskan jewelry-makers Samuel and Denise Wallace. The designs are then handinked and set in fine metals. Though she has no formal art or jewelry training, Tapia has learned silver- and goldsmithing as well as lapidary. She is the winner of numerous awards, including five Best in Show honors at Contemporary Hispanic Market.—ANP Malouf on the Plaza,


Above: Hib Sabin, Eagle Wolf Spirit Canoe, bronze, 9 x 16 x 6"


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New Mexico sculptor Hib Sabin has traveled across the world studying traditions and cultures, from the curanderos of Mexico to the tribes of India and the Hadza people of Africa. Inspired by Inuit sculptures, Mexican folk art, and the cultures of Native Americans, among other things, Sabin’s work is imbued with an energy that captivates the viewer. He often works on commission, honoring specific totem animals requested by the buyer. In his own works, he is particularly interested in the symbolism of bears, wolves, ravens, and owls, as well as the universal themes of transformation and journey. As such, canoes and what they symbolize are a common subject for Sabin. His sculptures are made from juniper and piñon woods, painted with watercolor and acrylic, and then given an aged quality with steel wool and sandpaper.—ANP Manitou Galleries,

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ROBERT LADUKE Some would argue that the best part of looking at a painting is creating your own story and finding your own answers within it. Robert LaDuke would definitely agree. His narrative paintings are a combination of memories, dreams, and everyday life. They are moments captured before something happens. Since childhood, LaDuke has had a fascination with 1940s era transportation, due to an inheritance of antique steel toys, and he has always loved drawing old cars. Naturally, these subjects make appearances in nearly all of his paintings. Though LaDuke cites Norman Rockwell as a major influence, he notes that he explores a deeper, darker side in his art. He states, “I enjoy creating narratives with multiple meanings in my work. I imagine that a certain dark but humorous tone underlies my cartoon-like illustrative surfaces. Although realism often dominates my work visually, it is in fact merely providing a frame of reference to a metaphoric end.”—ANP Meyer Gallery,

Above: Robert LaDuke, Midnight, acrylic on panel, 15 x 20"

ELIAS RIVERA Born in the Bronx in 1937, Elias Rivera moved to Santa Fe in 1982, and has been painting scenes from Santa Fe, Guatemala, and Peru ever since. He first painted the Native Americans under the portal at the Palace of the Governors, impressed with their quiet demeanors and beautiful wares. He then travelled to Oaxaca, Mexico, to paint the townspeople. Once he was deemed an established painter, he turned his attention to Guatemala and Peru. Drawn to the colorful costumes and active street lives of these countries, Rivera regarded these sights as an opportunity to depict the interaction of animated, figural forms and colorful attire. The depth and complexity of color in Rivera’s paintings speak to his colorist sensibility, his works unrivaled in their drama and rich storytelling ability. Rivera continues to paint, and over the years has supported many Santa Fe nonprofits through donations of his paintings.—ANP Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Above: Elias Rivera, Market’s End, oil on canvas, 36 x 44"

WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD A major photographic force, William Albert Allard has worked for National Geographic and in mainstream photography for over 50 years. Allard, unlike fellow photographers of his generation, has produced a body of work entirely in color. In an interview with TIME magazine, he notes of his time as an intern in 1964 at National Geographic, “A legendary man named Bob Gilka [the director of photography] asked me how I felt about shooting in color. I said that it didn’t bother me—which was true, because I had never photographed in color before. But it wasn’t until the fall of 1967 that, for the first time, a picture spoke to me in a way that made me feel that I knew what I was doing and that I was actually exploring color.” Allard has published numerous critically acclaimed books, including Vanishing Breed, The Photographic Essay, Portraits of America, and his most recent book, Eye of the Flaneur: Paris.—ANP Obscura Gallery, 50

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Above: William Albert Allard, Girls on the Swings, Surprise Creek Hutterite Colony, archival pigment ink print

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Above: Emmi Whitehorse, Bay Berry, oil, chalk, pencil, pastel on paper on canvas, 51 x 40"

EMMi WHITEHORSE By the time painter and printmaker Emmi Whitehorse (Navajo) earned her bachelor’s degree in painting from the University of New Mexico in 1980, her work was being shown across the United States. Two years later, an MA in printmaking and art history from UNM in hand, her group and solo shows in galleries and museums here and abroad were constant. Whitehorse’s work is in the collections of schools, corporations, and museums throughout the country. Whitehorse’s paintings are abstract, with lines, drawings, and other marks atop a background of blended color. Everything in her work is symbolic of plants, people, and experiences, although the symbols are not easily interpreted. Whitehorse stays away from political message, saying, “To make art, the act of making art must stay true to a harmonious balance of beauty, nature, humanity, and the whole universe. This is in accordance with Navajo philosophy.”—LVS Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art,

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SUZANNE DONAZETTI After trying her hand at painting, quilting, basketry, and jewelry, Suzanne Donazetti developed a medium that utilizes elements of each discipline. She starts with two pieces of copper sheeting, and applies metallic leaf, colored inks, and liquid acrylic in complementary patterns. She cuts each sheet into undulating strips, then weaves the two together into one rippling, multicolored surface. Donazetti’s pieces vary widely in both size and color. Pieces are as small as 8 x 8" or, in the case of one triptych, as large as 84" wide. Some are monochromatic, with many variations on just one color, while others feature bright contrasts between the warp and the weft of the weaving. In each piece the glowing metal shows through the colored surface, making for a unique piece of art.—LVS Mark White Fine Art, Left: Suzanne Donazetti, Red Dawn, woven copper, 20 x 16"

ROBERT BURT Artist Robert Burt’s plays on perspective are a defining quality of his work. Landscapes and architectural studies comprise the majority of his acrylic paintings, but his art nods to the illusory rather than simply depicting a real place or thing. The viewer is granted a new way of seeing and experiencing—a freedom from the parameters of life as he or she knows it. Burt has a way of getting his viewer going, then letting go himself—allowing the viewer to travel down a new path and fill in the rest of the story. Scenes from the New Mexico countryside as well as his travels in Latin America inspire Burt’s current body of work.—ES Barbara Meikle Fine Art, Right: Robert Burt, Mexican Village, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30"


Above: Victoria Taylor-Gore, Spirit House, pastel on paper, 9 x 11" 52

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In addition to teaching art studios, art history, and art appreciation classes plus serving as department chair at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, Victoria Taylor-Gore works in photography, video, and pastels. She has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and China, as well as in Santa Fe and Taos. Taylor-Gore’s pastels have an otherworldly quality to them. She paints buildings, with light streaming out the open doors and windows, but there are no other traces of habitation. The windows don’t offer a view of what is inside. No visible people, no roads, walkways, or automobiles. Taylor-Gore distorts depth and perspective, and light and shadow in her paintings are strong and dramatic. Vivid yellows and oranges play against their chromatic opposites, deep shades of blue and violet, in these studies of composition and color.—LVS Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art,

Above: Elliot Norquist, Confessional, painted and powder coated steel, 56 x 20 x 8"

ELLIOT NORQUIST Elliot Norquist has exhibited sculpture in Santa Fe for 40 years. Many of his current pieces lie in the divide between sculpture and painting, made to hang on the wall, while others are freestanding. Norquist works in steel, starting with solid or perforated sheets. He cuts the sheets into stark geometric shapes—circles, arcs, squares, rectangles, or equilateral triangles—and adds edges, often from a contrasting type of steel, to give the forms dimension. The pieces are then powder coated or painted in highly saturated colors, the color of the sides in stark contrast to the faces. Norquist’s purity of shape and color is a perfect fit for Charlotte Jackson Fine Art.—LVS Charlotte Jackson Fine Art,

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Above: R. John Ichter, A Different Kind of Blue, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40"

R. JOHN ICHTER R. John Ichter’s compositions are inspired by his travels from the Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests of North Carolina to the French countryside. He works in media as wide-ranging as watercolor and reverse painting in acrylic on plexiglass. His pastels, shown at Gallery 901, are hand-rubbed onto a black suede archival board, leaving a romantic rendering full of blurred edges and frayed lines that emulate the imperfection of nature. Skies are blue, red, and orange in his world, and trees take on Ichter’s same imaginative color scheme. Whether painting forests, dragonflies, or flowers, his colors are rich and intense. Light and the location of the sun play a large part in his landscapes, as he intends each piece to be a depiction of a specific season and a certain time of day.—ES Gallery 901, 54

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JASON KOWALSKI “If you want to catch up with me, you’ll have to leave the familiarity of home. I travel America’s lost highways in search of great painting material. Most of the land I explore is off the beaten path and forgettable to commuters,” remarks Jason Kowalski. Kowalski’s representational oil paintings stem from his fascination with found and foraged-for things of the past. What was once beautiful to many is still beautiful to him, rusted metal and peeling paint adding to the appeal. His paintings serve as reflections of places and things that have evolved over time. He forces the viewer to really look at forgotten things: a battered bowling sign or a vintage Volkswagen have hidden stories of their own, waiting to be explored.—ES McLarry Modern, Left: Jason Kowalski, Local Lanes, oil on board, 15 x 10"

BRADFORD J. SALAMON Starting his career with images for rock-and-roll posters, Bradford J. Salamon was first known as a portrait painter. The portraits he currently shows at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, however, are not of people. His subjects are old cameras, vintage typewriters, cans of curry powder, even a box of See’s candy. His chosen objects fill the canvas, stark and solitary. There is no starkness, though, in Salamon’s painting style. His paint is thick and opaque, the brushstrokes clearly visible. While the lettering on a can or bottle is perfectly legible, the edges are soft and painterly. He doesn’t create a context for his subjects—backgrounds range from nonexistent to just a trace of a horizon line. There is an intriguing tension in Salamon’s work between the pop art subject matter and composition, and the classical painting techniques he uses to render them.—LVS Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, Right: Bradford J. Salamon, Jim Beam, oil on canvas, 60 x 30"

MICHELLE TORREZ Master oil painter Michelle Torrez sees “flashes of color” everywhere she looks, and color plays a large part in the stories she tells on canvas. The passionate reds of a skirt swirling around a figure reflect the emotions of the woman underneath. Deep blues heighten the tension around a warring couple dancing a tango. Torrez seeks to demonstrate the “beauty of unlikely emotions”; indeed, she has found unlikely beauty in the emotions of her childhood and beyond. Charged with the care of her siblings at a young age, she found an escape in art. Torrez made friends through art—both in the figures she would create, and with the kids that would come around to watch her draw. Torrez left home early, and was divorced with two children by age 23. She worked in advertising to pay the bills, but eventually returned to her first passion. Her paintings now hang around the world.—ES Sage Creek Gallery, Left: Michelle Torrez, Tango Fight, oil on linen panel, 12 x 12" june/july 2018

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PAUL SHAPIRO Now in his late 70s, Paul Shapiro continues to paint as seriously as ever. He moved to Santa Fe in 1982, and the landscapes he and compadre David Barbero were painting came to define the genre—strong color, simplified forms, free of one-point perspective. By 1990, Shapiro felt he was finished with the landscape and turned his attention back to abstraction. Shapiro has explored collage and calligraphy, color and black-and-white, oil and acrylic. Since 2004 his work has been influenced by theories of quantum physics and the very nature of matter, expressed in his Photonic Code, Quantum Mirror, and Etheric Forms series. He takes his music as seriously as his art. His mid-1960s Boston band, The Hallucinations, included two members who went on to play in the J. Geils Band. Shapiro chose painting, but occasionally can be spotted around town playing blues guitar.—LVS GF Contemporary,, galleryFRITZ, Above: Paul Shapiro, Event by the Sea, acrylic on linen, 42 x 50"

JARRETT WEST Jarrett West was a rancher in Idaho and Wyoming, then a builder throughout the American West. His deep familiarity with, wind, sun, and earth is evident in his ceramic sculptures, made from locally sourced clay. Geometric and organic, his work reflects the mystique of the natural world and the industriousness of man’s handiwork. Many pieces are based on the forms of Indigenous stone hammers. Like a century-old oak, West’s high-fired stoneware sculptures appear to have always been here; they have an easy way of existing as if having sprouted up naturally. As large as 10 feet tall, they are designed for outdoor installation.—ES Christopher Martin Gallery, Right: Jarrett West, Metallic Blue Triad, high fired stoneware, 30 x 8 x 8"


Above: Robert Bissell, Moonlighters, giclée on canvas, 40 x 56" 56

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Imaginary realist Robert Bissell hopes that the viewer sees new possibilities through his work. He has taken it upon himself to restore the ancient roles of animals to what he believes they once were. Over time, animals became mercenaries, subordinates, less-than. But Bissell believes they were meant to be our intermediaries, a bridge to the beyond. His artwork grants them access to that higher role once again. “Animals used to be involved with humans as messengers with magical functions,” says Bissell. “Now they are our slaves for consumption and entertainment. I wanted to restore their role and give them a new voice.” Bears, hares, penguins, and toads are given a contemplative nature in his work. They appear to be appreciating their natural surroundings. A hare perched atop a log overlooks an endless sea of sunflowers. A trio of toads admires the dance of dragonflies overhead. His animals are given a cerebral quality and a depth the viewer is forced to reckon with.—ES The Longworth Gallery,


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JO BAXTER Goldsmith Jo Baxter was bitten by the jewelry bug early, in part from admiring her grandmother’s collection of exquisite and personally meaningful jewelry. She went to law school, worked in marketing and advertising, and sold jewelry for Tiffany & Co., all the while studying gemology and taking jewelrymaking classes on the side. Baxter eventually left the East Coast and the corporate world to return to her native California, and now spends her days with gold and gems. A life near the ocean shows in her choice of stones, the blues and greens of topaz, opal, turquoise, and chalcedony. Baxter describes her pieces, set in high-karat gold, as “casually elegant, feminine, colorful, and happy,” and she creates pieces that can be worn anywhere. She finds it satisfying to make jewelry that can last forever, that is often acquired to mark special occasions, and that is passed down through generations.—LVS Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths,

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Above: Michelle Chrisman, Sunflower Patterns at Taos Mountain, oil on canvas, 18 x 18"

MICHELLE CHRISMAN Painter Michelle Chrisman always kept her eye on the goal of full-time painting. She spent her 20s working in advertising and illustration in New York City and taking classes at the Art Students League of New York. Frequent trips to Santa Fe to visit her father, a sculptor, instilled a love of the high desert. Around 25 years ago, Chrisman attended a workshop in Taos with renowned painter and teacher Ray Vinella, and his encouragement strengthened her resolve. Chrisman is now a Taoseño and a full-time artist. Her landscapes remain representational while exploring abstract elements of form and color, inspired by impressionism, expressionism, and fauvism. She admits to a long love affair with oil paint itself, and wants her paintings to say, “I am paint before I am an image of something.”—LVS Joe Wade Fine Art, 58

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Above: Avital Sheffer, Arista 1, clay, 19 x 12"

AVITAL SHEFFER Growing up in Israel and living in Australia, Avital Sheffer has experienced a lifelong engagement with multifaceted Middle Eastern cultures, history, and design. Through her ceramic vessels she explores concepts of fundamental human concerns, complexities, and dilemmas, including materiality and spirituality, origins and the contemporary, language and memory. “The embodiment of utility, divinity and beauty in the vessel form is as ancient as the existence of human consciousness,” Sheffer explains. “Projected through mythology, language, and lived experience, it is an endless source of inspiration, questioning, search. I am engaged in a deeply rewarding process of oscillating in history. Every layer of clay, glaze, and print applied, concealing and revealing, moving back yet simultaneously forward in time.”—ANP Tansey Contemporary,


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SUZANNE BETZ Painter Suzanne Betz lives right on the line between abstract and representative art. Her abstract paintings utilize drawing, and the end results might almost be recognizable forms or scenes, set under water? But they’re not. Likewise, many of Betz’s equine or figurative paintings drift off into abstraction. “All of my work is about what happens when we move outside the structure and the known. Images shift, change, obscure, and reveal the surprise, humor, mystery, and celebration of life.” Betz was raised in a military family, and her imagination kept her company during the frequent upheavals of that life. Horses figured in her childhood daydreams, and in her early drawings. Art school followed, where she worked in abstract painting. Following stints on the East Coast and in Hawaii, life eventually brought Betz to Taos, where at last she is able to have her own horse.—LVS La Mesa of Santa Fe,

Left: Suzanne Betz, Pure Spirits #4, acrylic, graphite, and colored pencil on Mylar, 24 x 22"

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Above: Phyllis Stapler, Preying Chupacabra, acrylic and oil on board, 18 x 14"

PHYLLIS STAPLER Painting in a distinctive, easily recognizable flattened form, artist Phyllis Stapler says it is her intention to “convey a reverence for nature and the sentience of animals.” The simplified shapes and sophisticated color combinations of Eastern art influence her reductive arrangements, dotted with flora and fauna. The juxtaposition of whimsical and sober imagery is deliberate, hoping to leave the viewer with contrasting feelings. An ardent advocate for animal rights, Stapler’s recent works have focused on endangered or extinct species.—ANP Sorrel Sky Gallery,


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ELIZABETH HAHN Elizabeth Hahn’s paintings spill past the confines of the canvas, the images interrupted by the edges. Accurate drawing, blocks of intense color, and hard edges define her paintings of women in 1940s-era footwear and flowing dresses, faces unseen, hurrying off to the next destination. Hahn’s use of pattern and repetition gives the images an illustrative feel, and they are inspired by dreams and memories, evoking a story that is not fully told. Hahn earned both a BA and an MFA in art from Oklahoma City universities. She taught art, directed nonprofit arts organizations, and for more than 20 years co-owned Hahn Ross Gallery on Canyon Road. Now concentrating on her own painting, it’s only fitting that Hahn shows at the gallery occupying her former space on Canyon.—LVS Pippin Contemporary, Left: Elizabeth Hahn, Lifesaver, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12"

TIM ALTHAUSER Looking straight up through a stand of aspens, deep blue Southwestern sky as a background, is the view Tim Althauser paints. His knowledge of trees comes from years of cutting them down, first in Saguache, Colorado, until the local sawmill burnt down. Althauser’s next stop was Alpine, Arizona, a small town surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Alpine was a good place for logging and raising a family, until a cerebral hemorrhage felled the 38-year-old lumberjack. Althauser recovered, but was unable to resume logging. A perceptive friend suggested he try his hand at painting. He now looks up through the trees to portray them in oil on canvas, using bright, clear color to show them reaching to the sky. A bit of a pragmatist, Althauser puts two hanging wires on the back of each painting, so the owner can hang the piece either horizontally or vertically.—LVS Globe Fine Art, Right: Tim Althauser, Mesmerized, oil on canvas, 50 x 31"

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MATT MIRANDA Sleeping Beauty. Kingman. Morenci, Lander, and Bisbee. These are a few iconic turquoise mines, sources for the stones in Matt Miranda’s jewelry. Miranda works large, and turquoise usually takes center stage in his pieces. He says, “I love the fact that certain stones, coming from the earth, just have a vibrancy, an electricity, in their color and matrix, like it’s sitting in a puddle or a wet watercolor.” Interesting choice of words: Miranda worked as an electrician before his jewelry took off. He was raised in Los Angeles, but with roots in Deming and Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico always felt like home. Miranda cites Frank Patania (1899–1964) as an influence on his work, particularly in Patania’s use of top-quality stones and his fearlessness in making “statement pieces.”—LVS True West, 62

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Above: Gregory Frank Harris, Galisteo No 18, oil on panel, 12 x 12"

GREGORY FRANK HARRIS Born in Southern California, Gregory Frank Harris was an avid artist by the time he started school. Not surprising, as his mother and older siblings were in the arts as well. His other passion, music, was where Harris first found work. He started painting seriously in his 20s, first copying old masters paintings, later studying at the Art Students League of New York. A Santa Fean since 2003, Harris still shows romantic 19th century–style paintings in New York, and more contemporary landscapes here in Santa Fe. Quite versatile, he continues to work in portraiture and abstract painting as well. Harris’s current landscapes are highly colored and loosely interpreted, with strong brushwork and thick paint giving the forms dimension. Depth of field is implied, as his colors don’t recede into the distance.—LVS Hunter-Kirkland Contemporary,

Above: Brian Yatsattie, mosaic overlay fish, natural turquoise, jet, fossilized ivory, mother of pearl, 3 x 1 1/4"

BRIAN YATSATTIE Coming from a long line of jewelry artists, Brian Yatsattie (Zuni) initially took a different path and began to paint. One day, inspired by watching others working on their art, he decided to try carving Zuni fetishes because “it looked like fun.” Yatsattie is self-taught, but has worked to teach his brother and son how to carve in order to carry on the family traditions. In 1992 he moved to San Felipe Pueblo and is now teaching others the art of fetish carving. Twenty years into his career, his fetishes are widely collected across the globe by those familiar with Zuni traditions.—ANP KESHi: the Zuni connection,

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Above: Marie Sena, The Road Runner, ink and watercolor on paper, 16 x 20"

Medical illustrator, fine artist, and professional tattoo artist are all labels Marie Sena claims. As evidenced by her vintage-inspired watercolors, her illustrative, graphic style is a clear fit for her lines of work. A native of Santa Fe, Sena received a scholarship to attend Iowa State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biological and pre-medical illustration and received her master’s in medical illustration at University of Texas Southwestern. Sena’s early interest in tattoos never waned, and after graduate school she completed an apprenticeship under three well-known Dallas tattoo artists. Sena and other members of her family have been regular exhibitors at Spanish Market, where she has received numerous honors. She will be in attendance at the exhibition of #enchanted505, which opens at POP Gallery over Spanish Market weekend.—ANP POP Gallery, 66

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Above: Ralph Meyers, Studio of the Copper Bell, oil on canvas, 8 x 10"

Out of the Shadows: Ralph Meyers and the Taos Founders Gerald Peters Gallery 1005 Paseo de Peralta July 27–September 29 Reception July 27, 5–7 pm


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Ralph Waldo Emerson Meyers (1885–1948) was never invited to join the Taos Society of Artists, but without him, it’s a fair guess the Society would have foundered. Meyers, equipped with a third grade education, arrived in Taos in 1909 and opened the town’s first trading post the following year. A self-taught artist, he carried art supplies, making his shop the hub for the town’s growing art community. He was a jack-of-all-trades, building studios for other artists, acting as a guide for their sketching trips to the mountains, making furniture, and befriending Taoseños of all ethnicities and social classes. Somehow, Meyers also found time to paint. His paintings were shown in Taos Society of Artists shows and at the 1917 opening of Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art. Thirty paintings by this remarkable man are included in the exhibit.—Lisa J. Van Sickle




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Tobi Clement fearless reinvention

by Amanda N. Pitman

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MAKING THINGS BEAUTIFUL is a recurring pattern in Tobi Clement’s life. “I’ve reinvented myself multiple times,” she notes. Moving from New York City to Santa Fe, Clement began her journey here as a fashion designer, then as a hairdresser and gardener/ landscaper, and through these outlets was able to express herself creatively. However, Clement always knew she “wanted to paint, basically, with life,” and simply decided one day to start painting. “It’s something I’d never done: I love being outdoors, I love observing what’s in nature, and I love feeling connected,” she explains. Jumping in wholeheartedly without any background in fine art, Clement began painting en plein air eight years ago and never looked back. She quickly joined up with the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and began attending various workshops. In just a short amount of time, Clement has not only successfully reinvented herself yet again—while also continuing to Below: “My birds are a part of my life,” says Clement. Pictured here is Tululah, an African grey parrot.

Above: Clement works on a large piece, Twilight Interlude, for her month-long solo exhibition at 7Arts Gallery located on 125 Lincoln Ave. The opening reception takes place July 6, 5–7:30 pm.

Above: “It’s about my hands—my hands do the work,” says Clement. “An artist is her hands and her ability to filter the spirit through you.” 70

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Above: Agua Dulce showcases Clement’s signature painterly effects and stunning use of color. The reflection on the water, too, is eye-catching and unique. Right: Bright pops of color in Clement’s painting Emergence offer a stark contrast to the springtime landscape.

work part-time at her salon— but has also developed her own signature plein air style. “The workshops I have taken have given me tidbits of info—the majority of which I don’t follow—but I’m really best at just doing things and learning and observing as I go,” she notes. Clement starts her paintings on a special type of black paper, which helps her create a more painterly effect. “I use my pastels like an artist uses brushes,” Clement expounds. “I use the different shapes of my pastels to create strokes and make marks, and I blend.” By finding a way to layer, blend, and “push the pastel around almost like oil on paper,” Clement won her first quick draw competition in 2015. Since then, she has continued to win something every year with the Plein Air Painters organization. “It’s been this slow climb,” she admits, “but it’s mostly that I like to play. I like to bust boundaries. I can spend days making absolute messes and getting nowhere, but I don’t care because I find something; I find a little gem, and then I build on that little gem.” Clement celebrates her continued accomplishments with her first solo exhibition at 7Arts Gallery this July, followed by fulltime representation at Canyon Road Contemporary.

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DeBusk in his studio; one of his Fat Happy sculptures, in progress, serves as an arm rest.

Barrett DeBusk stories in steel by Amanda N. Pitman

DeBusk’s Fat Happy sculptures begin as sheets of fabricated steel. The sheets are then rolled into cylinders and welded, as shown here.


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BARRETT DEBUSK HAS SHOWN his art with Bill Hester Fine Art for the past two years. Now, in a perfect marriage of subject, medium, and space, DeBusk’s larger pieces reside in Hester’s sculpture garden, also known as the imaginarium, in the heart of Canyon Road. DeBusk’s body of work—colorful, fun, and engaging line works and sculpture—began when he was still in art school. Tasked with helping people cast bronze, DeBusk found the job “way too complex a process,” opting instead to find a way to work directly with the materials in the end product. For DeBusk, this was a bit of a challenge. “I’m dyslexic; I can’t draw,” he admits, “but with steel lines, I could tell little stories; I’ve always done these steel line stories . . . the big ones [the colorful Fat Happy sculptures] actually evolved from that.” DeBusk frequently depicts people, and much of his artwork is cre-

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ated on commission. “Business is real good,” he says with a laugh. “Generally I build what people have requested, and a lot of it is portraits.” He describes his approach as a “chocolate chip cookie approach to art,” explaining that you have to stop just before they look done, so that the observer is able to add to it and see in it what they want. “Is it a boy? Is it a girl? I don’t know; you tell me!” DeBusk chuckles. A recently completed commission went to a school for homeless children in San Diego. Three Fat Happy sculptures were installed on a playground for five- to seven-year-olds. “They [the kids] just crawled all over them like baby possums. I love it! If kids like your stuff, they’re telling you the truth,” says DeBusk. He frequently creates work for children’s causes, including schools, hospitals, and foundations. Noting that kids are the future—and future art buyers—DeBusk recounts a favorite story of an eight-yearold boy who, with his grandfather, went to the galleries on Canyon Road to select his first piece of art. After spending the day visiting all of the galleries up and down Canyon, the child selected one of DeBusk’s works to take home. “There’s a lot of art on Canyon Road so I felt very honored . . . if you can connect with an eight-year-old with a piece of sculpture, you did something good.” Barrett DeBusk at Bill Hester Fine Art, 613, 619, and 621 Canyon,

Her Fiery Kiss, 11x14, pastel

DeBusk also makes smaller steel line stories. “I like working in this kind of style because it is like drawing,” says DeBusk. “You do it one line at a time.”

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A completed Fat Happy sculpture at DeBusk’s studio. He chooses primary shades for them, noting that for an outdoor sculpture, red works best.

Formed from 20-foot lengths of stainless steel, these line sculptures are hand-bent cold, then welded and polished.

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gallery shake-up moving, expanding, changing hands SPRINGTIME BRINGS a wealth of changes—warmer weather, leaves opening and flowers blossoming, and lots of moving and shaking around the gallery scene. Peruse the list below to see who has opened up or moved to a new space, and find out when and where to be for their opening events and stellar exhibitions. Canyon Road Contemporary As of March 1, Canyon Road Contemporary has moved from 403 Canyon to 622 Canyon to fill the former Waxlander Gallery address. Owner Nancy Ouimet has doubled her exhibition space with the move. Canyon Road Contemporary, 622 Canyon,

is opening her third gallery. Taking over William Siegal’s former location on Guadalupe— a 5,000-square-foot “white box” space in the Railyard—Fritz is planning a June 8, 5–7 PM, grand opening. gallery FRITZ, 540 S Guadalupe, Modernist Frontier

Obscura Gallery Jennifer Schlesinger, former director of VERVE Gallery of Photography, is opening Obscura Gallery. Obscura, showing contemporary and historic photography, will share space with Brant Mackley Gallery, carrying American Indian and world tribal art. They plan a grand opening on June 22, 4–7 PM. Obscura Gallery, 1405 Paseo de Peralta, On Canyon Road On Canyon Road, owned by Michael Henington, has opened in a space he previously occupied as Henington Fine Art. He brings 40-plus years of art brokerage experience to this new consignment gallery full of art and fine furnishings. On Canyon Road, 729 Canyon, photo-eye Bookstore+ Project Space Having outgrown their Garcia Street location, photo-eye has moved their bookstore to Midtown. The opening exhibition is of photos by Santa Fe resident Robert Stivers. Photo-eye Gallery remains on South Guadalupe. photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space, 1300 Rufina Cir #A3, William Siegal Gallery

Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art Boisjoli and three other artists fill the walls with paintings in Canyon Road Contemporary’s former space. Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, 403 Canyon, Edition ONE at Neptune Studio The photography gallery has moved down the street from 1036 Canyon to 728 Canyon. Owner Pilar Law will continue to show contemporary work. Edition One Gallery, 728 Canyon, gallery FRITZ As if Giacobbe Fritz and GF Contemporary didn’t keep her busy enough, Deborah Fritz 76

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Modernist Frontier Moving into the building once occupied by Casweck Gallery (now at 718 Canyon), Modernist Frontier shows the work of two very different artists—painter Jono Tew and photographer Cody Brothers. The gallery will feature work by both artists. Modernist Frontier, 713 Canyon,

William Siegal Gallery

William Siegal tried to retire earlier this year, with no luck. His gallery, managed by Eric Garduño, is now in a smaller spot a couple of blocks north of his old location on Guadalupe. The gallery continues to carry the antique textiles and objects Siegal is known for, but will no longer represent contemporary artists. William Siegal Gallery, 318 S Guadalupe,



Maha Alasaker concealment, discovery by Efra í n Vi l la

Maha Alasaker’s photography emphasizes the unseen. Her body of work includes stark self-portraits in which broken mirrors and corsets partially obscure her face. In other black-and-white compositions, her subjects’ identities are entirely hidden behind hands or headwear. Although concealment is a strong component of the Kuwaiti photographer’s art, the images she captures of people in solitude do more to expose intimacy rather than to veil it. “In many ways my work is about showing,” says Alasaker. “It’s about sharing my culture, but more importantly, it allows me to question and to understand myself.” Her creative process, she explains, starts as a search that begins and ends with an exploration of self-identity, vulnerability, and private spaces. “As a kid in Kuwait, I was nerdy and didn’t have best friends,” says Alasaker. “As an adult I’m more fiery and less reserved. My work is an expression of my frustrations with being a Kuwaiti woman in Kuwait and also with being a Kuwaiti woman here [in the United States].” When reminiscing about her arrival in the US, Alasaker unguardedly giggles. “A lot of times people here treat me like I am from the moon,” she laughs. “I love America, but the media here focuses only on America. Coming here made me realize many people do not know much about the Middle East. So when I was in Kuwait, I felt like I didn’t belong there, and when I came here, I also didn’t belong here. With my photography I’m asking, ‘Who am I? Who are we?’”

Above: Maha Alasaker, From the Belonging (2013) series, 120mm, 16 x 16"

Maha Alasaker at East of West, 2351 Fox Road, Ste. 600, Below: Maha Alasaker, From the Hometown Women (2015) series, 120mm, 12 x 12"

Above: Maha Alasaker, From the Undisclosed (2013) series, 120mm, 12 x 12"

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PREVIEWS Below: Rick Stevens, Benevolent Channel, oil on canvas

Rick Stevens Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200 B Canyon June 22–July 25 Reception June 22, 5–7 pm Rick Stevens presents new works in oil and pastel rendering the nearly palpable rhythms of nature, even at its most serene. Neither totally representational nor purely abstract, these paintings—the marks, shapes, colors, and space—come together in a fluent expression, a luminous depiction. Stevens works to convey a sense of wonder at life’s miracles, an almost quiet joy, as if every work were a singular celebration.—ANP Residue: Images by Joshua Michael Schrei JFD gallery 1221 Flagman Way, A2 June 1–30 Reception June 1, 5–7 pm Photographer Joshua Michael Schrei is a lifelong student of the customs of India, and he lectures internationally on the aesthetics of the Indian Above: Joshua Michael Schrei, Still Adored, aluminum print, 16 x 24" temple experience and rare Indian goddess traditions. His exhibition, Residue, aims to provide a chromatic counterbalance to a time when modern life seems stark. However, Residue is more than a collection of stunning, bright, textural images—it is an attempt to return the viewer to rich inner geographies, and places within the mind that drip, teem, and overflow. Schrei notes that, “One of the experiences that defines the Indian temple space is the inundation of vibrant offerings on every available inch of space . . .. Deity images are lathered in butter, smeared in vermillion powder, bathed in milk, draped in flowers, honored with oil and ash. . . . The effect of this residue in photographs is vibrant, tactile, painterly, and conveys a geography that we don’t see much in the West.”—ANP

Above: Aline Smithson, Geisha, archival pigment ink print, 15 x 13"

Inaugural Group Exhibition Obscura Gallery 1405 Paseo de Peralta June 29–August 3 Reception July 14, 4–7 pm Jennifer Schlesinger, former director of VERVE Gallery of Photography, is the owner and director of Obscura Gallery, named after the original camera obscura. The new gallery’s inaugural exhibition features work from five artists: Susan Burnstine, Brigitte Carnochan, Coco Fronsac, Aline Smithson, and Joyce Tenneson. Burnstine, a Southern California artist, debuts new color work created entirely in-camera, with no postprocessing. Carnochan works in the platinum palladium process, and will show elegant still lifes from her garden. Obscura introduces Fronsac to the United States photography circuit for the first time. She produces one-of-a-kind works, hand-drawn or painted on 19thcentury vernacular photographs. Also debuting new works is Smithson, another Southern California artist. She will show images from her new project, The Fugue State. Maine artist Tenneson exhibits ethereal golden landscapes, recalling some of her earlier works in which she employed the orotone process. Burnstine, Smithson, and Tenneson serve as instructors with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Burnstine and Smithson will be present at the opening reception.—ANP

Bindy is Back! Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado June 23, 11 am –2 pm The much-loved annual fundraising event is back! Bindy the burro and his friend Marley, minidonkeys from Equine Spirit Sanctuary, visit the gallery to pose for Barbara Meikle. Meikle paints the donkeys’ portraits live and will release a new limited edition print. A portion of the day’s art sales go to benefit Equine Spirit Sanctuary, a registered horse and donkey rescue organization in Ranchos de Taos, that also provides a therapeutic riding program.—ANP Left: Barbara Meikle, The Bindster, oil on canvas, 12 x 12"


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Furnishings • Interior Design The Art of Walt Gonske: A Retrospective Nedra Matteucci Galleries 1075 Paseo de Peralta June 23–July 21 Reception June 23, 1–3 pm Sooner or later, any discussion of plein air painting in New Mexico comes around to Walt Gonske—usually sooner. Gonske studied at the New York Art Students League and was working as an illustrator, but a family trip to Taos intrigued him. He moved to Taos in 1972, and has painted the Southwest and other locations ever since. Gonske paints with strong color and loose, impressionistic brushwork. Gonske says that his paintings are improvisations, a series of gestures and colors coming together to form an image. “I work in a loose, painterly style in part because I want the viewer to see the process and not hide it behind ‘finish’; for the viewer to maybe even feel how a particular piece of paint was put down.” Now in his 70s, Gonske was honored earlier this year with a retrospective at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, and with a book from which the show at Nedra Matteucci Galleries takes its name.—LVS TRANSFER Download Art House 231 Delgado Above: Walt Gonske, Almost to John Dunn, oil on linen, 34 x 30" June 15, 2018–May 1, 2019 Reception June 15, 5–7 pm New York–based curator Kelani Nichole, in collaboration with the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, has selected the work in this display. Taken from the realms of 3-D animation, gaming, and algorithmic simulation, the exhibit will be in an interactive display chamber called a hyperspace, where visitors can choose what art to view. Artists include LaTurbo Avedon, an artist and digital avatar “living” on the internet and exploring the concept of identity in the digital age; Rollin Leonard, whose Blob Opera features the artist singing distorted opera arias as seen through drops of water; and Claudia Hart, who uses content from spambots and emojis. The show is timed to coincide with the Currents New Media festival.—LVS

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Below: Marie Sena, Albino Raven Anomaly, watercolor on paper, 11 x 9"

PREVIEWS The Secret Life of Paint Steve Elmore Contemporary 839 Paseo de Peralta June 1–30 Reception June 1, 4–7 pm A lifelong New Mexican, Sina Brush grew up in Albuquerque in the 1950s and majored in lithography and drawing at the University of New Mexico in the 1960s. By the 1970s, she had moved to Santa Fe where she worked for both the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Above: Sina Brush, Cloud #2 (detail), oil on masonite, 48 x 48" Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. She has held positions at several Santa Fe galleries, and managed the gallery of photographer Laura Gilpin, also serving as Gilpin’s personal secretary. In The Secret Life of Paint, Brush illustrates the importance of paint itself as subject, something distinctly differing from the image. She states that “. . . texture, variation of color, and all the possibilities of oil pigment combined with an image conjure up the entire work, combining the separate lives of image and of paint, creating my idea of what art means to me.” Brush often depicts the state’s iconic skies and expansive landscapes, endeavoring to transfer the feeling of the open, natural dynamic to the viewer though color, light, and form.—ANP The Vibrancy of Color Canyon Road Contemporary 622 Canyon Through June 24 Reception June 15, 5–7 pm Bold, vibrant works in glass and in clay are the subjects of this exceptional two-person show featuring Lydia Piper and Adam Thomas Rees. Piper utilizes the millefiori method to create her kiln-formed glass pieces, a 19th century Italian technique where many cross sections are cut from a multicolored rod. Her style merges form, color, and pattern, producing works evocative of the Southwest. Above: Lydia Piper, Heat Wave, kiln-formed glass, 16 x 16" The final artworks are infused with symbolism and meaning while remaining abstract enough to facilitate an interesting dialogue. Rees’s polymer clay animals are both representational and abstract. Unprecedented in scale, color, and pattern, every sculpture is unique; no two animals are ever the same. Rees also uses the millefiori technique when he forms the polymer clay canes that give his sculptures color and pattern.—ANP

#enchanted505 POP Gallery 125 Lincoln July 1–31 Reception July 28, 6 pm Held in conjunction with Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market, POP Gallery’s annual group show features works from Marie Sena, Daniel Martin Diaz, Robb Rael, and Brandon Maldonado—all of whom will be at the reception. Sena’s striking, often animal-centered images come across as a mix between fine art illustration, medical illustration, painting, and tattoo design. Diaz works in an illustration vein somewhat similar to Sena, but with an emphasis on the underlying dichotomy of the power of technology and our connection to it and our universe. Rael is a third generation Santa Fean whose colorful paintings highlight the landscape, color, traditions, and culture of the area, with a mythological flourish. Maldonado’s style is known as neo-Picassoism with a clear cubist influence situated in a new context, celebrating the culture and people of Mexico. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will go to benefit the hungry and homeless living in Santa Fe.—ANP

Asemic Writing | Meaning Less, Making Sense GVG Contemporary 241 Delgado June 22–July 13 Reception June 22, 5– 7 pm Asemic writing, with historical precedents in a broad range of genres and pursuits, refers to a process that looks like writing, but has no actual words or meaning. By gesturing towards the suggestion of language, the vacuum created by its absence opens a truly thought-provoking space in which to discuss and expand how meaning is made and conveyed. National and regional artists including Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Ernst Gruler, Lori Schnappe-Youens, Kathleen Hope, Linda King Ferguson, Elle MacLaren, and Renée Lauzon explore this heady space with paintings, sculpture, fine art furniture, and artist-made jewelry.—ANP Left: Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Flip Side, oil and Sharpie on canvas, 60 x 48"

Rare and Remarkable Katsina Dolls Unique and Unusual Pueblo Pottery Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon Through July 28 Adobe Gallery has extended two separate yet related shows through late July. The two shows present extraordinary examples of Hopi and Zuni katsina dolls and Pueblo pottery. The katsina dolls, mostly mid-20th century, are authentic, made to teach young women about their religion, rather than for the tourist trade. Outsiders are allowed to study and own the dolls to learn about the cosmology of the Hopi and Zuni people. The pottery show highlights pieces that vary from the norm, set apart by their non-typical form, function, or decoration. Many of these pieces are from the decades just before and after the turn of the 20th century, and like the katsinas, most were made for Pueblo use rather than to sell to tourists. While the artist is known for a few pieces—Nampeyo of Hano is represented— most remain unknown.—LVS Below: Jade Leyva, La Pajarera, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"

Right: Silakafgoingtaka, Tewa Whipper katsina doll, wood, fabric, yarn, paper, and leather, 13" tall

Jade Leyva and Cheri Vilona Mill Contemporary 702 1/2 Canyon July 6–August 11 Reception July 6, 5–7 pm In early July, Mill Contemporary presents new works from two artists, Jade Leyva and Cheri Vilona, each working in their own signature style. Leyva, originally from Mexico City, now makes her home in Placitas, New Mexico. Her stylized works depict women from cultures all over the world; each painting comes with its own vibrant story. Leyva labels her work “magical realism” and covers a variety of themes including love, unity, and our relationship to Mother Earth. Her influences are clear—everything from pre-Columbian to post-modern is represented. Vilona, having lived on both East and West coasts, has now settled in Colorado, where she remains inspired by vistas of all kinds. A lover of landscapes, she is interested in the interplay of line, shape, and color. She employs strokes of paint and mixed media elements that both inspire recognition and blur the line between realism and abstraction. Hoping to convey a sense of interpreted view through atmospheric perspective, her goal is to produce a sense of place both real and imagined.—ANP

Right: Paul Rhymer, Takoma, Jennifer O’Cualain and Paul Rhymer bronze, 10 x 13 x 4" Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon July 20–August 10 Reception July 20, 5–7:30 pm Jennifer O’Cualain and Paul Rhymer both portray the animal kingdom, but their work is as different as can be. O’Cualain is an admitted animal lover, and animals are what she currently paints. Most of her work at Manitou is from her series of 6 x 6" animal portraits, a closeup of the face of a chicken, bear, or bison against a colored background. Her portrayal is realistic, even if the setting is not. Paul Rhymer has combined backgrounds in art, taxidermy, and model-making with his avocation as a naturalist. His bronze sculptures of wildlife are anatomically accurate, yet still show the nature of the modeling clay and the work of the hands that formed them. Many of Rhymer’s sculptures include elements of the animal’s habitat.—LVS june/july 2018

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Above: Rodney Hatfield, High Desert Bride, oil on canvas, 20 x 16"

Rodney Hatfield Selby Fleetwood Gallery 600 Canyon July 20–August 20 Reception July 20, 5–7:30 pm Who ever would have thought that one of the descendants of the Hatfields or McCoys— remembered for their epic feud—would turn out to be a painter? Rodney Hatfield, also known as “Art Snake,” is a self-taught artist and blues harmonica player based in Kentucky. Unhindered by rules or emulation, Hatfield paints mysterious and delightful works filled with musicians, magical animals, women in festive hats, and various circus characters. Full of light and visual textures, he refers to his paintings as “visual poems” based on the mythical characters and animals he experienced and imagined growing up in the rural area. Hatfield will be in attendance at the reception.—ANP

David Dornan: Detritus Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon June 15–July 5 Reception June 15, 5–7 pm David Dornan is a still life painter, but don’t expect a perfect floral arrangement or exquisite bunch of grapes. If there is a flower in one of his paintings, it’s probably stuck in an old Mason jar rather than a Chinese vase. Dornan’s subject matter for this show is the chaos inherent in art materials and an artist’s studio. Spilled paint adds color to the composition, Above: David Dornan, Dust Bowl, oil on canvas, 52 x 56" and the lines formed by brushes askew in a jar lead the viewer’s eye across the canvas. His impeccable drawing and painting skills used to portray the detritus in an artist’s studio raises interesting questions about process and product.—LVS Heartland Treasures Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon July 27–August 12 Reception July 27, 5–7 pm Ventana Fine Art presents Heartland Treasures, a two-woman show with bronzes from sculptor Rebecca Tobey and horses on canvas by painter Jean Richardson. Tobey’s stylized bronze and ceramic sculptures feature elements she developed with her late husband and artistic partner, Gene. Subtle sgraffito carvings on the surface of her simplified sculptures recall the interactions and symbiotic relationships among animals, humans, and the natural environment. Other sections show areas of exposed and highly polished bronze alternating with patinas. Tobey’s use of carvings, glazes, cutouts, and colors ensure that each ceramic sculpture is one-of-a-kind. Richardson’s texturally rich abstract paintings of horses as metaphors speak to those both with and without direct equestrian experience. Richardson’s style, described as “severe elegance” is implemented with a palette knife; she pushes muted earth tones directly against fields of vibrant washes, each painting a combination of sinuous fusion and erratic, anxious energy. Both artists will be in attendance at the reception.—ANP 82

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Above: Alvin Gill Tapia, San Ildefonso De Alicia, acrylic and gold leaf on panel, 50 x 50"

Alvin Gill-Tapia Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace July 27—August 3 Reception July 27, 5–7 pm Alvin Gill-Tapia’s current works, The Architectural Series, highlight the inspiration he found in the buildings and architectural traditions of New Mexico, Arizona, and California. By first photographing the buildings, often churches, then devotedly sketching them, Gill-Tapia evolved a semiabstract, yet three-dimensional style for this series. With a focus on emphasis and contrast, he places sometimes fragmentary, sometimes complete, images against stark, monochromatic skies. His show opens the evening before Spanish Market—ANP

Above: Rebecca Tobey, Equinox, Bronze, 20 x 12 x 6"

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This is the West Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace June 1–30 Reception June 1, 5–7:30 pm Jim Rey and Maura Allen Above: Jim Rey, Introduction to the Saddle, both paint the oil on linen, 30 x 24" American West, but that is where the similarity in their work ends. Rey, in his first show at Sorrel Sky’s Santa Fe gallery, spends time on Western ranches and has a commitment to portraying that world. His paintings often contain wry humor as well as realistic depictions of horses, mountain landscapes, and the accoutrements of ranching. His images have been used on the covers of Louis L’Amour’s Western fiction. Maura Allen’s work covers the same territory, but her approach is decidedly contemporary. Graphic design, pop art, and her background as a photographer inform her paintings. Allen’s subject is often reduced to a silhouette, with pattern filling the form.—LVS

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Below: Katrina Howarth, Up Etal Row, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Simple Summer Events Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art 820 Canyon July 6, 5:30–7 pm July 20, 5:30–7 pm Alexandra Stevens is hosting two back-to-basics July evenings of art. She promises simple food, simple drink, and a chance to meet the gallery’s artists. On July 6 the featured artists are Victoria Taylor-Gore, pastel landscapes, and Peggy McGivern, whose mixed media paintings are figurative yet abstracted. Two weeks later, July 20, E. Melinda Morrison, Katrina Howarth, Ruth Valerio, and Walker Moore take a turn. Morrison’s oils show people involved in their daily lives—adults working in a restaurant or making music, children at play. Walker Moore is actually two people: John Walker and Roxanne Moore, a married couple who collaborate on casein paintings. Valerio paints the New Mexico landscape, while Howarth’s paintings portray Europe.—LVS


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PREVIEWS Confluence Globe Fine Art 727 Canyon July 6–August 5 Reception July 6, 5–8 pm A collaboration between Globe Fine Art and Edition ONE galleries, Confluence is also a collaboration between artists. Pavel Kapic and Alyssia Lazin are husband and wife—Lazin is a photographer, Kapic a painter. The couple begins by selecting a photo of Lazin’s that Kapic finds himself drawn to and feels is one he can work with. They have the photo printed on either paper or canvas, and then Kapic goes to work. He says, “I try Above: Pavel Kapic and Alyssia Lazin, Roman Imperium, to respond to the photograph’s emotional underpinnings, first expanding on its theme in archival pigment print with mixed media on paper, the margins, always respecting its structure and 30 x 26" color tonality. Later I start intruding on the picture itself, while upholding the original intent.” The exhibit also includes photographs from Lazin’s Abstraction and Unfolding series.—LVS

Joan Watts: bodhi Joan Watts, paintings from the Bodhi series Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe Through June 26 Reception June 1, 5–7 pm Bodhi is a Sanskrit word referring to a state of supreme enlightenment and awakening. As the title of Joan Watts’s show, bodhi is a series of 20 new paintings informed by Watts’s Buddhist practice. More than 50 years into a painting career, Watts has faced physical limitations that have forced changes in her painting techniques. She has found inspiration in meditation, eliminating distraction and focusing on essential breath, and Japanese calligraphy, a form of art as meditation. Her paintings in this show are smaller, square, gently moving from color to white. Radius Books is publishing a volume on the bodhi paintings, its publication coinciding with Watts’s show. —LVS

Above: Carrie Adell, Sediments: No Deposit, No Return (1984), chased, forged and fabricated copper, sterling silver, 14-kt gold, brasses, nickel, fine silvers, diamonds, patinas, 9 x 9 x 4/10"

Patina’s Museum-Worthy Makers Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace, Through June 24 The Albuquerque Museum presents a major exhibition, American Jewelry From New Mexico, opening June 2, that includes pieces from 400 BCE to the present. Patina represents seven jewelers featured in the show: Allison and Ivan Barnett, Claire Kahn, Kay Khan, Harold O’Connor, Phil Poirer, and Carrie Adell (1931–2001). This show honors them. Kay Khan works in quilted fabric and Claire Kahn crochets tiny beads into sinuous rope necklaces and bracelets, while the others work in the more traditional medium of metal. All are highly respected in their field, both for their craft and for their innovative designs.—LVS

Aleta Pippin: Here We Go Round In Circles Pippin Contemporary 409 Canyon July 4–July 17, Reception July 6, 5–7 pm Aleta Pippin, artist and gallery owner, creates abstract paintings. Beyond that, it’s tough to generalize about her work. Some of her paintings employ subdued earth tones, while others explode with vivid color. She uses oil, acrylic, or mixed media, and has worked collaboratively with a sculptor. For her July exhibit, Pippin shows a new series of circular paintings. She uses mixed media for these paintings, including copper and gold leaf. Pippin spins some of the paintings, allowing centrifugal force to draw lines of color toward the edges of the painting. The works vary in size and hue, but all have an otherworldly feel.—LVS Right: Aleta Pippin, Moon Shadow II, mixed media on panel, 26" diameter


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Above: David Kammerzell, Tony and Tom, oil on canvas, 38 x 26"

Myth and Mythos Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon July 13–27 Reception July 13, 5–7 pm David Kammerzell, whether painting legendary Westerners, the landscape and architecture of the West, or images from Mexican loteria cards, makes his subjects larger-than-life. He says of the West itself, “It’s filled with stories of great triumphs and soul crushing defeats. It is a great blank canvas to tell tales of action, romance, and treachery. Where there was once a seed of truth now lies an orchard of myths and legends.” His cowboys, entrepreneurs, and sharpshooters are set against patterns reminiscent of Victorian wallpaper or with hallmarks of the West, such as saguaros or Monument Valley, in the distance. Traces of Kammerzell’s other career, as a graphic animator for cable television, show in the stylization in his work.—LVS

Jerry Jordan, Liz Wolf, and William Haskell Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace June 1–15 Reception June 1, 5–7:30 pm Manitou kicks off the summer season with a show for two painters and a sculptor. Jerry Jordan did not grow up with art as a part of his life, but by his late teens he knew he wanted to paint. Around that same time, he first fell under the spell of Taos. A few decades later, he lives and paints in Taos, drawing inspiration from the landscape and the Taos masters who preceded him. Sculptor Liz Wolf was raised in a family that valued art. She works in both bronze and glass, and she portrays people, animals, and hybrids of the two. William Haskell paints in acrylic and watercolor. Although he trained to be a wildlife artist, he now portrays the landscape, distorted in both color and form to move beyond realism.—LVS Left: Liz Wolf, Then The Rain Came, bronze, 22 x 9 x 9"

John Oteri: Solo Exhibition Joe Wade Fine Art 102 E Water June 29–July 8 Reception June 29, 5–7 pm This summer’s exhibition for John Oteri at Joe Wade Fine Art will include 15 paintings completed in the past year. Oteri works in watercolor, pastel, and oil. As an architect, Oteri is attuned to design, and his paintings, no matter the medium, share strong composition and the use of color contrasts to further highlight the structure of each piece. Detail and narrative reside within the composition. Oteri says, “I feel the painting can be viewed either at a distance strictly as an abstract composition, or close up, revealing the detail of the subject matter.” His paintings often pit man and man’s creations against the natural world.—LVS John Oteri, Homeward, watercolor on paper, 6 x 16"

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PREVIEWS Sacred Places Blue Rain Gallery 544 S Guadalupe June 15–30 Reception June 15, 5–7 pm With an art degree from University of Southern California in hand, Doug West moved to Santa Fe in the mid-1970s. He was making art full-time by 1979, and his silkscreens of the New Mexico landscape were hugely popular, often showing an intensely blue sky populated with clouds reflecting the colors of the landscape and light. Forty years later, West is still enamored of the light, form, and color of the Southwestern landscape. He now paints in oils after becoming allergic to serigraph inks, Above: Doug West, Our Way South, oil on canvas, 30 x 30" but his use of color retains the influence of printmaking techniques. “I’m still chasing after that deep space, educating myself on capturing the quality of light through oil paints,” says West of the works in this exhibition.—LVS Below: Jeffie Brewer, Robot (self portrait), enamel over steel, 72 x 47 x 13"

Tender Barbarian GVG Contemporary 241 Delgado July 20–August 17 Reception July 20, 5–7 pm Sculptor Jeffie Brewer took the name for his show from a quote by French fauvist painter Maurice de Vlaminck: “I was a barbarian, tender and full of violence. I translated by instinct, without any method, not merely an artistic truth but above all a human one.” Brewer’s work is full of contradictions. First drawn in soft pastel, the sculptures are realized in steel. He uses computer design programs and laser technologies, but the actual fabrication takes fire and brute strength. The sculptures are lighthearted and brightly colored, but their steel is heavy and unforgiving. Brewer sees himself as a tender barbarian, full of the dichotomies his sculpture embodies.—LVS

Below: Kevin Red Star, Pretty Shawl’s Red Mountain Tipi, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72"

Above: Marshall Noice, Ross Creek, oil on canvas, 48 x 24"

Deconstructing the Contemporary Landscape Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon July 3–16 Lecture and demonstration July 7, 3–5 pm Marshall Noice presents a show of new landscape paintings. The Kalispell, Montana, painter signed on with Mark White Fine Art last fall, and gallery owner Mark White notes that, “Marshall’s paintings have become a vibrant addition to the gallery.” Noice paints trees, with little or no sky showing above them. His color choices are bold and dramatic, chosen to represent the emotional content of the painting rather than striving for accurate representation. He aims to capture the sense of a particular moment, evoking sun, rain, or wind in his paintings.—LVS

Apsaalooke Lodges Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace, July 6–31, Reception July 6, 5–7:30 pm Kevin Red Star (Crow) likes to wonder what life was like for his ancestors. The Crow, or Apsaalooke, now live in Southern Montana, but they were historically nomadic, traveling in family groups. Red Star regularly attends the annual Crow Fair and Encampment held in Crow Agency, Montana, and loves hearing the old stories handed down through generations. “We would always hear stories about the travels of our people. How far did they go? Did they make it to the Oregon coast? It’s possible. I like to imagine a Crow tipi on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.” Tipis feature prominently in Red Star’s paintings. Whether portrayed in daylight against the sky or at night with firelight illuminating them from within, they stand outside of time and place.—LVS 86

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conceive construct nurture David Rothermel, Siena Rhythm, acrylic on panel, 26 x 30"

Counterpoint David Rothermel Contemporary 142 Lincoln #102 June 15–28 Reception June 15, 5–7 pm Counterpoint is a term from the world of music, referring to a composition where two or melodies are woven into a harmonious whole. Painter David Rothermel was the rhythm guitarist for a rock band in his younger days, and finds that his life as a musician informs his painting. “I am calling on my past experience in music to bring a sense of harmony, rhythm, and repetition to my composition in painting. Counterpoint in both music and art is revealed in the combining, contrasting, or complementing of fast and slow optical vibrations.” Rothermel’s canvases are divided into vertical sections, with each section a different color and texture. As in contrapuntal music, the disparate parts form a unified whole.—LVS

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Jivan Lee, Cold Storm Ending, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"

Jivan Lee LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta June 29–July 29 Reception June 29, 5–7 pm A resident of Taos, Jivan Lee paints landscapes in oil. He seems to view oil paint as an almost sculptural medium, laid on thickly and manipulated with brushes, spatulas, and even his hands. The result is a body of work both traditional and contemporary. Lee paints on location, and his paintings range in size from just a few inches up to 10 feet wide. He has a deep respect for the environment, and tries to use art materials that are both high quality and environmentally sustainable.—LVS

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Pictured clockwise from top left: Artist-in-Residence Alan Gilbert, Sasha Cooke, and Dover Quartet.

S a n ta F e Ch a mber Music F e s t i va l Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director Alan Gilbert, Artist-in-Residence

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Jaydan Moore, Traces, found silver-plated platters, 24 x 24 x 5"

Dust form & concept 435 S Guadalupe June 29–August 25 Reception June 29, 5–7 pm Jaydan Moore shows a body of work made from silver-plated tableware—the trays, cake stands, and coffee services once common to middle class households. He cuts a number of trays apart and reassembles the shards into a whole, or combines the ornate rims of several pieces into a series of oval loops. He makes intaglio prints of the designs etched into the silver by the manufacturer, or of the deep scratches the soft silver accumulated through use. Coming from four generations of tombstone makers, Moore is fascinated by heirlooms, memory, and what remains when people have passed on. He says, “I am motivated by how an object moves through the world, changing in meaning as it is passed down, and how it is cherished as its significance grows.”—LVS


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PREVIEWS Harmony in Motion Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon June 19–July 2 Lecture and demonstration June 23, 3–5 pm Andrée Hudson earned a BFA in illustration and visual communication from the Maryland Institute College of Art and found work as a medical illustrator. Neither the East nor the subject matter lasted for Hudson, though, as she now lives in Denver and paints horses, longhorn cattle, and bison. Hudson has been at Mark White Fine Art since last fall. She works in acrylic, and her paintings are large and full of motion— horses galloping and cattle stampeding. Her colors are bright, and brushstrokes and drips of paint add to the energy. When Hudson turns her attention to people, her subjects are contemplative and have a tranquility not seen in her animal paintings.—LVS

SculptFest Golden Dawn and 3D Gallery 201 Galisteo June 22–30 Reception June 22, 5–8 pm The Texas Society of Sculptors invited Golden Dawn and 3D Gallery to participate in their April SculptFest, recognizing the gallery’s pioneering work in the use of 3-D printing in a fine-art context. The June show features the pieces exhibited in Texas. Many of the pieces are cast bronze and based on the work of painter Margarete Bagshaw (1964–2015). The centerpiece of the show is a life-size image of Bagshaw taken from her painting Twist and Shout. The show also includes jewelry from Bagshaw’s images, 3-D printed in wax and cast in silver, and sculpture by Tony Buchen and Jazzmean Goodwin, who have been involved in the gallery’s use of the new technology.—LVS

Above: Andrée Hudson, Stampede, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 64"

Right: Margarete Bagshaw, Twist and Shout, cast bronze Calvin Ma and gold leaf, 82 x 26 x 11" Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon June 22–July 15 Reception June 22, 5–7 pm Calvin Ma builds intricate ceramic figures, full of color and texture, based on the form of the action figures he was attached to as a child. Pieces in this show, from his Homebodies series, are highly colored and intricately textured, and their joints are articulated as a plastic toy’s would be. The Homebodies’ heads are miniature houses, complete with roofs and chimneys, the facial features actually windows and doors. The figures have their genesis in Ma’s longstanding social anxiety. He describes himself as “reserved and apprehensive” as a child, and in adulthood he continues to find social situations difficult. He learned to use action figures during his childhood to cope. As an adult, he finds artistic inspiration in his former passion. Ma will attend the reception at Tansey.—LVS Left: Calvin Ma, On The Hot Seat, ceramic, 20 x 9"

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Singular Couture

Douglas Atwill Studio

David Naranjo, Tsay Puu Pho Eagle Tail Feather, silk hand-painted coat A highly creative art-to-wear gallery, featuring one of a kind painted coats by emerging and acclaimed national and local artists. Each piece is carefully painted by hand and sewn in New Mexico. The gallery is located in Plaza Galeria on historic Santa Fe Plaza. Open Thursday through Monday 11 am - 5 pm. Contemporary Traditions an exhibit of David Naranjo, Santa Clara, painted coats, Opening Reception Saturday, August 30, 2 - 5 pm, August 30 to July 18, 2018. 66 E. San Francisco St 505-699-0339

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Douglas Atwill, Lammermoor Mesa, acrylic, 20 x 20 Landscape paintings of the Sangre de Cristos, Abiquiu, Galisteo escarpments, and studio garden paintings. Atwill is in major US collections with dozens of solo and group exhibitions. Images and prices available on our website. 505-983-2852,,

La Mesa of Santa Fe

Joe Wade Fine Art

Christina Hall-Strauss, The Reef Series, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12” “The series is an exploration of rhythm, color, space and relationships in a 12 inch square format.” La Mesa of Santa Fe has shown contemporary art and craft since 1982. Open daily. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688,

Michelle Chrisman, Polka Dot Hills of Abiquiu, oil, 48 x 60” Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year-round. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727,

Alexandra Stevens Fine Art Gallery

Juan Dell, Shepherd Girl, bronze sculpture We invite you to join us for our July events. Friday, July 6, 5:30–7 pm we feature Victoria Taylor-Gore narrative pastel artworks. Friday, July, 20, 5:30–7 pm gallery artists Walker Moore, Peggy McGivern, Melinda Morrison and Ruth Valerio will share a virtual vacation. Paintings from the streets of Europe, doorways that lead to worlds know and unknown. Alexandra Stevens Gallery is one of Santa Fe’s finest galleries, showcasing contemporary, representational award-winning artists in painting and sculpture. We cater to our collector’s sophisticated taste in choosing work among both emerging and award-winning artists. Located on Upper Canyon Road, across from the public parking lot the gallery is open year-around. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 90 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311,


The entry hallway showcases the best of classic Santa Fe architecture and design, with diamond-finish walls, squared beams, and a smattering of latillas. The décor and art represents a melange of cultures, from Persian Gabbeh rugs and Australian aboriginal art to African tribal statues and masks. In the foreground, at left, are portraits of owner Kaki Grubbs’s great-greatgrandparents and her mother. The latter, as well as the three portraits on the right, were painted by her father.

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Lee Klopfer

THEY SUGGEST IT MIGHT BE “inherited from their families’ artistic DNA,” but Kent and Kaki Grubbs know that their carefully honed design sense stems at least partially from a shared lifetime of living internationally (on four continents!) as well as in the United States, and from remodeling many houses together. Their current home, a stunning Eastside residence in Santa Fe’s historic district, is the first one they’ve built from the ground up—or the ground down, as it happens—and is as custom as it gets. It is filled with art and furniture the owners have collected over the years, as well as newfound treasures they’ve purchased since moving to Santa Fe—a home intentionally designed to its very spatial limits for comfort and livability. Read on to learn about this extraordinary residence and its owners who, after living transiently for decades, have chosen to put down permanent roots in the City Different.


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art, comfort, and fearless design were built into the home of a new-to-Santa Fe couple

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DON’T LET THEIR MILD-MANNERED demeanors fool you: Kent and Kaki Grubbs share an intrepid streak a mile wide. Risk-taking is at the heart of the couple’s success; you might say it’s their superpower. “We’re a little bit fearless!” laughs Kaki. For many years, the couple followed Kent’s job (he was a geologist in the international oil industry) to distant, often exotic, locations—Africa, Australia, London (a few times each)—as well as stints back in the United States. From the get-go the couple adopted a “Sure, why not?” attitude regarding living abroad and uprooting often, children in tow, looking at each move as an adventure they’d never forget. Thing is, being at the whim of an employer, Kent and Kaki were never able to choose their next destination. “This is the first move we’ve ever made by choice,” Kaki says, noting how Santa Fe’s slower pace and natural beauty called 92

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Above: A wall of beloved art pieces in Kent and Kaki Grubbs’s home includes Walt Wooten’s The Peace Delegation, paintings of Taos Pueblo by Helen Blumenschein and Kirby Kendrick, and a piece by Kaki’s father, Richard Riblet, depicting a religious procession in San Miguel de Allende where he once studied. In the foreground, an olla by Joseph and Nona Latona (San Felipe). Below: For year-round outdoor living and entertaining, the house was designed with multiple portales and decks, accessed through doors from Sunwest Construction Specialties. Antique rosewood furniture pieces that belonged to Kaki’s great-great grandparents were re-covered in Southwestern colors in keeping with their Santa Fe surroundings.

to them. “We were very used to coming to a new place, setting up home, meeting people, creating a life. Our life had prepared us for that.” Desiring a home that offered a walking footprint, the couple focused on Santa Fe’s eastside. They didn’t have to look far. “We didn’t interview a bunch of builders. We didn’t look at any other property, or lot, or house, or anything,” Kaki remembers. “When we saw the lot and met the builder, within an afternoon, we just said yes. We just kind of had this sense that it was all going to be okay.” The smallish lot, located just steps from Canyon Road and downtown, promised Kaki her walking footprint, but challenging topography and strict building and historic district parameters necessitated an inventive floor plan. “We pushed every limit we had,” notes builder and developer Cody North of True North Builders. After many iterations, the design that was eventually approved utilized every bit of the space available for the team to build on. “We bumped up to the ceiling of the escarpment and built the site as much as we could,” says North. “Then we dug down to carve out more space.” “Digging down” created a two-story abode that offered space on the lower floor

Above: The dining room is a de facto art gallery, with Australian artist Douglas Kirsop’s In Perpetuum (at left) overlooking a one-of-a-kind, turquose inlaid mesquite dining table. On the far wall are two portraits (Rolling Thunder and Spotted Eagle) by musician and artist Tom Russell, whose fun, colorful work commands one whole room at Rainbow Man in Santa Fe.

Left: The kitchen’s beautifully grained walnut cabinetry pops against Taj Mahal granite countertops and backsplashes. Even the kitchen showcases art; the top cabinets are lit within and fronted with glass to show off glass sculptures and ceramic pieces. Looking like they were painted to match, the baby blue La Cornue range and hood, discovered at Sierra West Sales, perfectly echo blues in the incredible Stone Wood Brazilian granite backsplash, an entire slab of which was used as the island countertop.

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for guest bedrooms and a couple of amenities Kent and Kaki were hoping for, such as a wine room, a sauna, an exercise room, and a study. However, most of their day-to-day living happens on the upper floor, where the kitchen, master bedroom, and living rooms are housed. If they don’t feel like schlepping wine up the stairs, an elevator makes quick work of the job. At a comfortable 4,100 square feet, the residence is certainly spacious, but as Kaki notes, “We find that we’re in every room, except for the two downstairs bedrooms.” Adorned with rift and quartered white oak flooring, squared beams, and beautiful wrought iron chandeliers—most of them designed by Erica Ortiz Berke of Neubleu Interior Design— the Grubbses’ home speaks eloquent “Santa Fe,” but as North says, “uses traditional materials in a contemporary way,” which is how he likes to build. North introduced Kent and Kaki to Ortiz Berke when he felt his clients could use the expertise of a professional in choosing hardware, flooring, cabinetry, fixtures, and tile. Responding to Kaki’s need for visual and tactile cues, Ortiz Berke guided her clients toward, among other things, the rich walnut kitchen cabinetry and its grooved, textual hardware, and 94

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Above: A handmade metal bed in the master bedroom is one of many artist-made furniture pieces in the Grubbs home. The two small paintings were acquired during the owners’ time in Australia. Below: In the serene master bath, a sculptural, freestanding tub offers a great view. The granite on the wall here is mirrored in the walk-in shower at the other end of the room, which required the muscles of at least 10 men to wrestle it into place.

the stunning and heavily veined Blue Marine granite that forms the backsplash of the wine room. “Kent and Kaki were very involved in the design of this house,” says Ortiz Berke. “They delved into every single detail, and in so doing ended up with a home they really want.” One of the main considerations in the house’s design was its walls—not only how they looked, but the sheer amount of space they might provide for accommodating the couple’s enormous collection of art, a collection that only grew once they arrived in Santa Fe.

“We thought we had plenty of art, but when we got here we started buying things we liked,” says Kent Grubbs. “People kept saying to us, You’re going to Santa Fe! How are you going to stay out of the galleries?” laughs Kent. Sure enough, “We thought we had plenty of art, but when we got here we started buying things we liked.” Soon, locally produced works, such as The Peace Delegation by Santa Fe artist Walt Wooten, were hanging alongside cherished pieces collected over years of travel—aboriginal art from Australia, statues and sculptures from Africa, and many pieces and portraits by Kaki’s father, artist Richard Riblet. A hallway on the lower floor proved to be the ideal spot for Kent’s extensive collection of books and antique maps. A few pieces of Southwestern pottery have recently made their way into the collection as well. Like most avid collectors, Kent and Kaki know the story behind every piece of art in their home, every piece of furniture—and they love to share them. Each retelling brings back memories of family, travels abroad, and a life of adventure and exploration that continues to this day, as this fearless couple settles into, and becomes a vibrant part of, their newly adopted community.

Above: A lowly closet intended to house stationery and a paper shredder was repurposed midconstruction as a much more beautiful (and, one might argue, functional) wine room. Built into the hillside on the lower floor, it makes use of natural cooling and insulation. The deeply veined Blue Marine granite is used as both a backsplash and pouring and decanting shelf, and is almost a work of art unto itself. Left: The thing that surprises visitors the most is the swimming pool tucked so cleverly into the plan as to be almost invisible. Eschewing traditional pool tile, the team gravitated toward an iridescent Oceanside mosaic tile (below) from Statements In Tile/Lighting/Kitchens/ Flooring for a sparkly backsplash and fountain.

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[on the market]

101 Tano Norte

virtuance, LLC

Designed by architect Richard Martinez, this European-inspired marvel wows both inside and out. Sitting on 12 acres, the 5880-square-foot home has panoramic views of both the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains. Entering the motor court, you’re invited into a walled-in courtyard complete with a four-tiered fountain and nichos with antique metal grillwork. Indoors, the home offers three bedrooms and three and a half baths, with a master suite that includes elaborately carved antique doors, a custom Italian limestone fireplace, and a hand-painted Italian tile mural in the master bath. The main living areas are highlighted by a beautifully detailed kitchen with upscale amenities, a formal dining room with a cross-vault ceiling, and a living room with double doors, all centered around an atrium graced by a stone sculpture of an angel, sited in a reflecting pool. List price: $3.995 million Contact: Roberta Lowe, 505-366-4753, Neil Lyon, 505-954-5505, Sotheby’s International Realty,

A classic adobe home on the coveted Eastside. This spectacular property, located just a short distance from Canyon Road, offers mature landscaping and shady trees, as well as a stone fountain and cozy fire pit outdoors. Organically shaped adobe walls, hand-troweled plaster, and vigas throughout are Santa Fe–traditional, but it is up-to-date with modern conveniences including high-end kitchen appliances and light fixtures. Laid out over 3,833 square feet, the sweeping floor plan includes a kitchen with antique doors opening out to the dining room, a breakfast nook, and a gracious living room with a fireplace. There are four bedrooms, and the luxurious master suite is all about relaxation with a spacious bedroom and updated master bath with a freestanding tub and glass-enclosed shower. The home’s guesthouse is cozy and welcoming with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and East Santa Fe, perfect for visiting family or friends. List price: $2.7 million Contact: Linda Murphy, 505-982-4466, Santa Fe Properties, 96

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marshall elias

116 Calle la Pena

Monica McLin 505-603-1313

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~ Parade of Homes 2016 Best Remodel Award Winner ~ Serene Museum Hill Compound ~ 1.8 acres fully fenced and gated ~ Contemporary, German-inspired kitchen that connects art, technology, form and function ~ Artfully merges exquisite finished spaces with traditional Santa Fe ambiance

The McLin Group 130 Lincoln Ave, Suite K Santa Fe, NM 87501

1116 Calle Conejo Just a few minutes from the historic Plaza, this elegant Pueblo-style home is located in a gated compound off Hyde Park Road. The home has many beautiful details, including plastered walls, vigas, and tile floors throughout. Built by homebuilder Doug McDowell, the 3,655 square foot property is positioned to take advantage of stellar mountain views and boasts a light-filled and spacious central living area. A chef’s kitchen is equipped with highend appliances, custom cabinetry, a wine cooler, and a central island with ample prep space. The master suite is complete with a library nook, kiva fireplace, and spa-inspired bath, and a second en suite bedroom, office, and bath are on the opposite end of the home. A dream for art collectors and book lovers, the home features spacious hallways ideal for displaying art, plus custom bookcases and nichos. Outdoors, a lap pool, hot tub, expansive portales, and a gated courtyard are perfect for relaxed Santa Fe living. List price: $1.495 million Contact: Jeanette Williams, 505-989-7741, Dougherty Real Estate Co. LLC,

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Step into a colorful Santa Fe haven, where we offer a “Tantalizing, head turning” collection of high end Turquoise jewelry, Mexican Folk Art Dove jewelry, Guadalupe items, plus more! Fashions by Roja Collection, Serape Clothing by Silverado, along with colorful tooled leather purses from Mexico! Open: Wednesday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. 900 W.San Mateo Rd 303-667-5784

Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery

Welcome to Scarlett’s—a favorite shopping haven of locals and visitors alike. We feature a beautiful array of authentic, high quality Native American jewelry by many award-winning artists. Whether you prefer the sleek contemporary look or traditional Classic Revival style, you are sure to find your treasure from the Land of Enchantment at Scarlett’s! At-door parking available. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-473-2861 (for preview)

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths Featuring wildly imaginative handcrafted designer jewelry by over 35 artists. Creating timeless treasures since 1974. 656 Canyon Road 505-988-7215

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

Da Vinci Body Studio Santa Fe The Da Vinci BodyBoard program combines strength training, cardio, and stretching in just 30-minutes of HIIT training. The BodyBoard has quickly become internationally recognized with locations all over the world. The Flagship studio is in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1512 Pacheco St. #101C, 505-983-2811


Linguine Provençale—plump shrimp and scallops with fresh tomato and scallions tossed in a sauce of butter and white wine—will satisfy any shellfish aficionado in your group.

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local favorite At Piccolino, located on a quiet stretch of Agua Fria just east of Siler Road, the black-and-white checkerboard tablecloths are reminiscent of a cozy trattoria in New York’s Little Italy, but the prices are anything but New York–sized. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere and family-style service make it a pocket-friendly dining option without sacrificing creativity or quality. All the usual suspects are represented on the lengthy, classic Italian menu, from a terrific Caesar salad to crispy zucchini and mozzarella fritti served with the requisite house marinara. The pasta menu has something for everyone, including perfect alfredo and Bolognese sauces as well as house specialties like Olga’s Favorite—a rich and creamy concoction

with eggplant, garlic, tomatoes, and goat cheese. The linguini Provençale is for the seafood lover, plus there are yummy pizzas, a darn good chicken Parmesan, and much, much more. The short but well-priced beer and wine list and desserts—including a decadent version of tiramisu—should land Piccolino on your list of regular restaurant favorites. Open continuously from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm during the week and 9:30 pm on the weekends, Piccolino solves that late lunch or early dinner challenge often experienced downtown. Delizioso!—John Vollertsen Piccolino, 2890 Agua Fria St, june/july 2018

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A wedge of iceberg lettuce is light and delicious on a summer's evening. Bacon, lobster salad, avocado, and green goddess dressing make it into a meal.


The chicken volcano, a stuffed chicken breast, comes with rice, asparagus, and other flavors and textures.

I REMEMBER a wildly successful ad campaign from my early years in New York City created by the Blackglama fur coat company. The ads touted celebrities donning the glamorous garments with the tagline, “What becomes a legend most?” Although you may not see as many fur coats in society now, the idea of legends, and who deserves to be called one, still resonates. Such is the longstanding fame and status of Santacafé. Keeping a restaurant current and trendy is a tough job. But thanks to the determination and skill of owners Robert Morean and his recently retired partner Judith F. Ebbinghaus, Santacafé has weathered trend changes, chef changes, and economic fluctuations. Its place is secure as a Santa Fe legend in the hearts and on the palates of locals and visitors alike for over 35 years. Talk about longevity! Chef Kelmin Rosa, who has been in the kitchen for eight years and moved to executive chef last year, recently got a helping hand with the menu from prior chef David Sellers. Sellers, who now runs the Street Food Institute—a unique program that trains young chefs through running a number of food trucks—couldn’t be a better candidate to pitch in. A sampling of the new dishes along with Rosa’s deft hand with the rest of the menu made for a delicious dinner one recent midweek evening. My dates and I kick off the night with a drink at the comfy bar. Friends had been raving about the fiery wasabi bloody Mary, and it lives up to its reputation. Our bartender recommends the Foxen Ernesto Wickenden Vineyards Old Vines Chenin Blanc to accompany our meal; it proves crisp and delicious, just as we hoped. There’s a quiet graciousness about the dining room, even on a busy night. The stark white walls adorned with deer antlers here and there remains


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stylish and contemporary despite the eatery’s age. Plush carpeting and cloth-draped tables make it an acoustical dream—not always a feature of some of the newer joints in town.

Santacafé has weathered trend changes, chef changes, and economic fluctuations. Its place is secure as a Santa Fe legend in the hearts and palates of locals and visitors alike. We are delighted with the spanking new appetizers we share. Sellers has always dabbled in Asian-inspired cooking, as has Santacafé, so a steaming bowl of plump Prince Edward Island mussels swirled in a coconut milk, kaffir lime, and basil broth with a crispy rice noodle crown totally satisfies that hot-sweetsalty-sour yearning. Hoisin glazed pork belly paired with tart cubes of juicy watermelon, baby beets, and fresh herbs has us licking the plate. Tender grilled octopus tentacles are served dramatically on a bed of smoked paprika aioli with a puddle of black squid ink emulsion—wow!

A fresh and light burrata, arugula, and spring pea salad deliciously announces that salad (and swimsuit) season is upon us. An iceberg lettuce wedge, asparagus, avocado, applewood smoked bacon, and creamy lobster salad with luscious housemade green goddess dressing satisfies a light eater at table as her main course; a great option for a pre-opera bite this summer before heading to three hours of Madame Butterfly. We split an order of the night’s pasta special of shrimp and scallops alfredo in a heavenly light tomato cream sauce to round out our main courses. Chefs Sellers and Rosa will be adding new dishes all throughout summer; I can’t wait to sample. Service is perfectly timed and well orchestrated. Though bursting at the seams, we decide that for dessert a simple vanilla bean crème brûlée, and scoop of housemade coffee ice cream topped with luscious piñon crunch should finish us off nicely— it does! Kudos to the chefs, management, and staff of this downtown favorite for keeping it fresh, fashionable, and yummy! A legend indeed.—JV Santacafé, 231 Washington,

Dessert, anyone? Chocolate mousse, served in a pecan chocolate crust and topped with a richly flavored blood orange sauce, is a perfect ending to a meal.

Above: Chef Kelmin Rosa has been at Santacafé for eight years, and was promoted to head chef last year. He and former chef David Sellers collaborated on the menu.

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SUMMER IS HERE and there are lots of festive happenings to entertain both locals and visitors alike. If you’re quick, and immediately go to, you can join in on the food, cocktails, and fun at the 4th annual Cocktails & Culture Festival, June 1–3 at the Drury Hotel. The festival brings together mixologists and representatives of the adult beverage industry from around the country in a multitude of tasty events. Local chefs and businesses join in for a three-day celebration of this ever-expanding element of the hospitality industry. On Saturday evening, June 2, I’ll be competing against 15 other Northern New Mexican chefs and vying for the hallowed Popular Vote award and Judges’ Choice award at the Chef & Shaker Challenge. Paired with a local bartender, I’m hoping our combined talents will wow the judges. Our winnings will benefit Cooking with Kids in our local schools, a program in which I am a proud participant and mentor. Santa Fe businesses have been actively working on luring and entertaining a younger, more millennial-aged crowd. Witness the success of Meow Wolf (if you haven’t been yet—go!). This summer check out the pool club and nifty bar/ lounge at the very retro El Rey Court on Cerrillos Road. Cleverly named La Reina (“The Queen”), the bar was crafted out of the former breakfast room by new owners Jay and Alison Carroll. The couple, who hail from Joshua Tree, California, are gradually renovating all the rooms of the motel, which opened in 1936. A restaurant is in the works, and they are hoping to line up onsite food trucks in the interim. I have stayed in a number of renovated vintage motels and hotels around the country, and I’m thrilled that the trend is finally reaching our fair city—see you by the pool! I can’t wait for The Santa Fe Opera’s production of the Leonard Bernstein’s classic Candide, opening on June 29. I’m looking forward to being reminded, as the opening number touts: “Once one dismisses the rest of all possible worlds, one finds that this is the best of all possible worlds.” Opera tailgating with a menu of your own personal goodies is perhaps the best dining experience in town, but a pre-theater feast at the swanky nearby Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado runs a very close second. Chef Kai Autenrieth’s menu at Terra offers such yummy sounding dishes as green chile corn chowder with candied bacon, beef tenderloin with cranberry chipotle glaze, and mushroom ragu strudel with smoked tomato jus. Summer in Santa Fe— the BEST of all possible worlds.—JV 102

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n o r t h ern new me x i c o ’ s f i ne s t d i n i ng e x per i ence s Cafe Sonder 326 South Guadalupe, 505-982-9170 Located in the Railyard, we pride ourselves in submitting to you a menu wherein food is prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven modern comfort food. Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 For 25 years, the Cowgirl has been serving up Authentic Comfort Food and Fabulous Pit BBQ to fun loving locals and visitors. Saddle up to some killer burgers, great steaks, carefully sourced seafood, creative salads, New Mexican specialties and exceptional seasonal specials. Nightly our restaurant transforms into a rockin’ Western Honky Tonk with Live Music, creating the best small club scene this side of Austin. Don’t miss our soulful week end brunch. Featuring 24 Award Winning Craft Brews on tap and a vast selection of Tequilas, Mezcals and Craft Distilled Spirits. Enjoy the Best Margaritas in Santa Fe on the Best Patio in SF! Open daily at 11 am and serving food and drink til late. Award Winning Caterer! The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an 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. El Flamenco 135 W Palace, 2nd floor 505-209-1302, El Flamenco de Santa Fe offers the best of Southern Spain in Santa Fe! Authentic Spanish Tapas, a great wine selection and resident flamenco company Antonio Granjero +

Entreflamenco. This restaurant/cabaret is the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award winner to the City of Santa Fe. Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening of Tapas, Wine and live performance at El Flamenco! Open nightly during high season from 6:30–11 pm. Doors open for Tapas at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30, Sunday brunch-matinee at 1:30 pm. El Mesón 213 Washington, 505-983-6756 A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffroninfused 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. La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 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. Plaza Café 54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat!

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Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, Winner of the 2016 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. Try our Carne Adovada - a Rancho specialty. 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.

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

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge 113 Washington, 505-988-3236 Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef Edgar Beas fuses old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and Native heritage and are consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe, offering guests an intimate dining experience with a sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas, Social Hour Sunday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings. Patio open seasonally. Private dining available.

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35˚ North Coffee 60 E San Francisco St, 505-983-6138 35˚ North Coffee is made up of a small crew of passionate people who love good coffee and the hard work that goes into every cup. The people and landscape of Santa Fe inspires us to produce coffee that’s both adventurous and creative. We take a hand-crafted approach to sourcing, roasting and brewing our coffee because we care about what we’re drinking and we love sharing it with you. We also serve fresh pastries, beignets and a handful of breakfast classics. Located in the Arcade building on the Plaza, we’re open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.

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Santacafé 231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafé.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 35 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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For the most complete, up-to-date calendar of events in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, visit

June June 1–August 24 Movies at the Railyard AMP Concerts presents a biweekly series of free films at the Railyard Park. Lion King, John Waters’s Cry-Baby, and Star Wars are among the offerings. Free, 8 pm, Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, June 1–3 New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Festival Taco wars, rooftop yoga, and a celebration of the cocktail. Free–$250, times and locations vary. See website for details, June 2–3 Spring and Fiber Fest: Life on the Trails of the Southwest Learn about life on a colonial-era ranch along the Camino Real. Also: sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning, and weaving. $6–$8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, June 8–9 EAT Santa Fe Edible Art Tour Galleries and restaurants team up with hors d’oeuvres and art in this fundraiser for ARTsmart. Canyon Road Friday night, Downtown Saturday evening. $35 for both nights, 5–8 pm, Canyon Road and Downtown, June 8–24 CURRENTS New Media Installations, performances, and exhibits of art incorporating digital and electronic media, 3-D printing, and other technology. Prices, times, and locations vary, June 9–10 Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Fortieth annual show. Challenge New Mexico provides activities for people of all ages with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges. Free, 9 am– 5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, June 16–17 Herb and Lavender Festival Over 20 vendors sell products made with lavender and other herbs. Lectures and hands-on activities too. $6–$8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, June 21–August 10 Santa Fe Bandstand Music of all genres fills either the downtown Plaza or SWAN Park on the city’s Southside five nights a week. Free, times and locations vary,


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June 29–September 3 Entreflamenco Antonio Granjero, Estafania Ramirez, and their company, Entreflamenco, present Spanish flamenco. $25 and up, nightly except Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, El Flamenco, 135 W Palace, June 29–August 25 The Santa Fe Opera The 62nd season opens with Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, followed by Madame Butterfly, Ariadne auf Naxos, The Italian Girl in Algiers, and Doctor Atomic. $35–$310, 8:30 pm June–July, 8 pm August, The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, June 30–July 1 25th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival The New Mexico Wine and Grape Growers Association present wine, food, music, and arts and crafts. $18, 12–6 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos,

July July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza Pancakes, music on the bandstand, arts and crafts, and vintage automobiles have made this event a favorite for 43 years. $8–$10, 7 am– 12 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, July 12–15 Art Santa Fe Modern and contemporary art from around the world, plus entertainment and events. Times and ticket prices vary, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, July 13–15 International Folk Art Market Arts and crafts from all corners of the earth, made and sold by artisans from 53 countries. Events, times, and prices of events vary; see website for details. Museum Hill, 700 block of Camino Lejo, July 14 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet An evening of contemporary ballet. $36–$94, 8 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, July 15–August 20 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Ensembles large and small perform the compositions of new and old masters. $15–$90, times vary, St. Francis Auditorium, 207 W Palace, and Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, July 20 Arte Flamenco Society presents Juan Siddi Flamenco Siddi has performed around the world and in Santa Fe. $25–$65, 8 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

July 20–23 Rodeo de Santa Fe Four nights of rodeo competition and entertainment. $17–$37, 7 pm, Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo Rd, July 21–22 ¡Viva México! Fiesta Music, culture, food, and art of our neighbor to the south. $8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, July 21–22 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild Painting, pottery, and art glass will be among the media on display. Free, 10 am–5 pm, Cathedral Park, 213 Cathedral Pl, July 21–August 9 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Three programs: contemporary American choral music, pieces about nature, and compostions from the Spanish-speaking Americas. $20–$75, times and locations vary, July 22 Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time A preview of a film about the eminent composer and pianist by musicians-turned-filmmakers Barbara Bentree and John Rangel, followed by a Q&A with Grusin and a solo performance. $TBD, 2 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, July 28–29 Traditional Spanish Market Artists working in traditional media and methods fill the Plaza and surrounding areas with retablos, colcha embroidery, furniture, straw appliqué, and weaving. Free, 8 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, July 28–29 Contemporary Hispanic Market Art created by artists of Hispanic descent who work outside the Spanish colonial traditions. Free, 8 am–5 pm, Lincoln Ave,

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