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F e n g S h u i G a r d e n s • F a l l A r t P r e v i e w s • Tu r q u o i s e Tr e a s u r e s

October/November 2012


home issue

modern marvels, family farmhouses, artful adobes



Laguna Vista Lodge (Eagle Nest, NM)

350 Delgado Street off Acequia Madre

A rare opportunity to own the famous Laguna Vista Lodge, an historic western complex in an inspiring mountain setting. Includes an 1880’s saloon with liquor license, a restaurant, hotel, retail and office space, lodge and cabins all on 5.4 acres. #201203856 $3,400,000

Downtown Eastside Oasis – Incredible offering in the heart of Santa Fe’s Eastside steps from Canyon Road. 4BR, 5BA, gardens/fruit trees, featured on botanical tours, acequia and water rights, on extremely rare approx. .80 acres. #201200791 $2,425,000

41 Violet Circle Las Campanas

435 Camino Del Monte Sol

This classic estate includes a sophisticated 3BR, 4,718 sq ft main residence, a generous 2BR, 1,501 sq ft guest house, and provides stunning views in all directions. Timeless Santa Fe style, with all the modern amenities. #201201535 $1,825,000

Luxurious 2BR, 3BA single-level residence in the gated Chiaroscuro compound in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic Eastside. Built in 2002 by Wolf Corp, this property is a must see for those seeking the ultimate Eastside experience. #201202257 $1,475,000

Paseo Encantado NE

777 Acequia Madre

An exceptionally beautiful and elegant Old World Hacienda-style home centered around a fabulous courtyard accessible from every living space. Built in 2004 of Pumice-Crete construction. Great attention to detail and quality. #201203600 $1,440,000

Designed in the early 1930s, this double adobe hacienda on approximately 1/3 acre features a workshop/studio, storage shed, hardwood floors, large kitchen, and 2,300 sq ft. The acequia runs right in front of the property. #201203609 $1,150,000

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CHARLOTTE JACKSON FINE ART 505.989.8688 | 554 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 | Split Decision, 2012, pigment and polyurethane on Dibond, 83 x 60 inches Photo: Tom Moore

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Historic Canyon Road Paint Out Bernard marks

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Saturday, October 20 10 am - 3 pm

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Celebrating Twenty-eight Years of Excellence


Cliffs at Red Rock, watercolor/mixed-media, 29” x 39”


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Important Women Important Artists Important Stories

3 Must Read Books .“Pablita Velarde: In Her Own Words” by: Dr. Shelby J. Tisdale

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Blue Rain Gallery 130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite C Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.954.9902 Blue Rain Contemporary 4164 N Marshall Way Scosdale, AZ 85251 480.874.8110

CANYON ROAD PRE PAINT OUT PARTY Friday, October 19, 2012 • 5 to 7 pm • Featuring




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Wearable Art from Award-winning Silversmiths Tom Taylor CusTom C r e a t i n g a n u n f o r g e t t a b l e m y s t i q u e 108 East San Francisco Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 505.984.2232

the home issue

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A chamber music performance honors New Mexico’s Centennial.


28 History Lesson The former Gerald R. Cassidy house is carefully preserved during an extensive renovation

36 All in the Family Three sons design their parents’ dream home

40 Good Vibrations Feng shui energizes a house and its gardens


42 House of Glass Living among a world-class art collection


Know before you go: tips on how to buy turquoise

departments 14 Publisher's Note 18 City Different

Santa Fe Arts Festival, Santa Fe Culinary Academy, Madrid and Cerrillos Studio Tour, and more

24 Q+A

Kelly Wendorf and Wayne Muller on The Equus Experience at Bishop’s Lodge CLAY ELLIS

26 Santa Favorites

Buying turquoise in the City Different


Feng shui design, both indoors and out, makes for peaceful living

53 Art

Painted Violins, artist Jamie Kirkland, gallery previews

70 Living

A downtown adobe gets a makeover, and gallery owners take their work home with them

87 Dining


Bill and Martha Rea Baker’s property in the Art Barns development includes a stand-alone building that houses Martha’s studio

93 Events

October and November happenings

96 Day Trip

Puye Cliff Dwellings


Santa Fe’s thriving café culture

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October/November 2012


home issue

modern marvels, family farmhouses, artful adobes

ON THE COVER The Gerald R. Cassidy home on Canyon Road, photographed by Amadeus Leitner, recently underwent an extensive renovation that updated the building's foundation but maintained its historic integrity. Read more on page 28.


One of the many great things about Santa Fe is how easy it is to find yourself on top of a mountain, fishing in a remote stream, or biking into one of our many massive wilderness areas during the daytime—while effortlessly returning home when the sun sets. And oh, the comfort of curling into a cozy sofa or chair on a cool fall evening, stretching out tired muscles, and preparing a comfort-food dinner with family. To me, this is what home is: the place where we can recover from the day’s physical or emotional challenges. It is our sanctuary. Our castle. Our respite. Not only do our homes provide a safe haven from the day’s trials, but they also stand out as both places of beauty and places to hold beauty. Art is not just something that we hang in our home; it is our home—and our home says something about who we are. It is delightful to see how houses become homes for their owners. Each residence in this issue is brimming with extraordinary artwork and special personal effects that reflect the personalities of the homeowners. The Ehrenberg residence, for example, was designed around the owners’ magnificent art collection and fascination with glass. When I see the clean design lines of this home, I’m reminded that the owners are both engineers. The house is true to who they are. The same can be said of all the residences featured in this issue. Now it’s our turn to look in the mirror. Does our home reflect who we are? Perhaps we were different people when we first designed our homes. Who are we today? That’s an important question, because when we seek sanctuary from life’s challenges, having a home that comforts us, is true to who we are, and reflects our personality is what gives us peace. Live in peace.




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Q: What special considerations do you give art that you hang in your own home? “Bringing art into our home is such an uplifting experience. Even the smallest of works can change an entire room, causing us to move furniture, rugs, chairs, and other art in our collection. The piece finally goes into place and it’s an instant celebration. My wife and children and I sit, enjoy the artwork, and talk about the artist—it brings us together. Then one of us points out a piece on the ground we forgot to re-hang, and the journey begins again!” —Bobby Beals, owner, Beals & Abbate Fine Art


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“I bring art into my home because I admire the artist who made it. I am connected in my heart and soul to the maker each time I view the artwork. Even though my walls are filling up, I know that when there is room in my heart for an artist, there is room in my home for the artwork!” —Alexandra Stevens, owner, Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art

“There are several factors I consider when collecting art, but the one thing that trumps all is that I buy what I love. If I am moved by a particular piece, I know that is the one for me. My home is very eclectic. I have a wall that is hung salon-style with works from several different genres. I believe in collecting only original artwork by artists who are living and creating right now, supporting them, their families, and their creative process.” —Deborah Fritz, owner, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art

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honoring history As 2012 comes to an end, so does New Mexico’s Centennial year. In September, University of Oklahoma Press published Forty-Seventh Star by historian David V. Holtby, which offers an insightful look at New Mexico’s 64-year struggle for statehood. The first such book to draw upon Spanish-language sources, Holtby’s self-described case study focuses on New Mexico’s social, political, and economic position within the U.S. between 1848 and 1912. By considering the often self-serving motives of politicians in Washington and their clashes with New Mexicans seeking control over their own destiny, Holtby, the former associate director and editor-in-chief of University of New Mexico Press, brings to light the corruption that ultimately sat at the heart of the historic struggle.—Samantha Schwirck books

m u s i c In the spirit of creativity and self-expression that’s defined it for almost three decades, the progressive 250-student Santa Fe Waldorf School is turning to an award-winning musician to help raise funds for its educational programs. On Sunday, November 11, beginning at 6:30 pm, renowned flamenco guitarist (and local resident) Ottmar Liebert and his band, Luna Negra, perform at The Lensic in a concert benefitting the school. For the Waldorf—which encourages balance between the academic, artistic, and practical—the partnership was a perfect fit. “As a longtime member of the Santa Fe community, Ottmar has quite a following here,” says Development Director Judy Nix. “Many of our families love his music and suggested we try to sign him up for a benefit. We are absolutely thrilled he agreed.” Liebert’s 1990 Nouveau Flamenco went double platinum and is one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. His latest, Dune, is a departure from his previous work, less old-school flamenco and more a haunting and occasionally raucous collection of acoustic and electric guitar mixes, gypsy accordion, electric bass, drum-boxing, and percussion. Fans of Liebert will revel in an evening filled with classics and new favorites.—Amy Gross Tickets: $25–$75; visit for more information.

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a harmonious partnership

Luminaria Interior

Barry Thomas New Mexico Sky Oil on Canvas 48x60

Creating Dinner, Creating Art with Barry Thomas and Chef Sparman at Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto on October 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening highlighting the creative process behind fine art and fine cuisine, featuring a six course meal by Chef Sparman and painting by Barry Thomas. Dinner is $125 (not including tax and gratuity) and valet parking is complimentary. Secure your reservation by calling Wiford Gallery at 505-982-2403.

September 28 – October 19

Chris Felver: Portraits of Musicians, Artists, and Writers PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS

Jean Arnold: Excavation PAINTINGS October 26 – November 23

Michael Petry: Joshua D’s Wall and Recent Works

Barbara Harnack, Angel in the Chair, mixed media, 33 x 21 x 13"

studio spotlight


David Kapp: West/East – Los Angeles/ New York PAINTINGS AND MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER November 30 – January 8, 2013

Group Show: A Square Foot of Humor ALL MEDIA


California Cyclist (detail), 2011-12, oil on linen, 96 x 78 inches

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art After a seven-year hiatus, the Madrid and Cerrillos Studio Tour is up and running once again. Kicking off on Friday, October 5, with a party and auction at the Engine House Theater, the tour continues the following two weekends with a self-guided trek along the Turquoise Trail. Attendees can catch a rare glimpse into the working spaces of wellregarded artists and also ask questions about their pieces and creative process. Jane Cassidy, marketing director at Indigo Gallery in Madrid, jumped at the chance to participate in this year’s tour. “I often tell visitors that entering a studio or gallery is a bit like opening the doors of Narnia, and behind each door is incredible talent,” she says. “Although each artist is creating in their own space, there’s a vibrant sense of community here. Our common denominator is that we encourage and support each other’s choice to live the life of an artist, and we love the landscape that we share.” The artists in this pocket of Northern New Mexico (Cerrillos, Madrid, and along Highway 14) are known for their diverse and wildly creative pieces. Participants range from glass etcher Ruth Dobbins (Dobbins Studios) and abstract figurative painter Nigel Conway (GF Contemporary) to celebrated sculptor Kevin Box (Selby Fleetwood Gallery) and pop-art enamel painter Shelly Johnson (Jeanette Williams Fine Art).—SS October 6–7 and 13–14, 10 am–5 pm. For a studio map and more information, visit

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Albuquerque-based chamber music group Chatter is heading north for a one-night-only performance at Santa Fe’s St. Francis Auditorium to celebrate New Mexico’s Centennial. Presented in partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum, Chatter’s performance includes the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Caprichos—written in honor of the Centennial and sanctioned as an official Centennial event. The program also includes Shoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (first performed 100 years ago, in 1912) and John Adams’s Grand Pianola Music, which debuted to great controversy in New York City in 1982. “This concert is unusual because Chatter itself is a unique creature— performing a full spectrum of chamber music repertoire, seeing equality in all great music, and forging a sincere intimacy between the musicians and the audience,” says Pamela Michaelis, president of Chatter. The evening also includes a pre-concert cocktail reception at Patina Gallery (131 W Palace), and audience members receive limited-edition keepsakes based on Sierra’s score created by Thomas Leech, curator at the Palace of the Governors Print Shop.—SS Chatter: Music Worth Talking About, Friday, November 9, 6 pm, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, $25 (discounts for students and those under 30), music

arts-lovers’ feast With autumn arguably the most beautiful and colorful time of year in Santa Fe, art, music, and film lovers eagerly take to Santa Fe’s streets, concert halls, and theaters the last two weekends in October for the Santa Fe Arts Festival. An assortment of individually managed events, the festival showcases local artists in a variety of art forms and is dedicated to raising funds for the Music in the Schools program for Santa Fe Public Schools. The festival kicks off with the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (October 17–21) and a screening of the film adaptation of New Mexico author Rudolph Anaya’s coming-of-age novel Bless Me, Ultima. The popular Canyon Road Paint Out follows on Oct.ober 20, with local artists painting en plein air and in galleries along Santa Fe’s most famous street. The Galisteo Studio tour, now in its 25th year, runs October 20–21; more than 30 artists who live in this historic adobe village 20 miles south of Santa Fe open their home studios to visitors. Musical highlights include a concert by the Santa Fe Community Orchestra (October 21), a Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association benefit performance with conductor Guillermo Figueroa (October 20), and a concert by the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble with girls from the Capital and Santa Fe High School choirs (October 20). For more information, visit—AG

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James Shields, clarinetist and associate artistic director of Chatter

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class is in session Q+A The Santa Fe Culinary Academy, at 112 W San Francisco (, opened in September and is unlike any cooking school the City Different has seen before. Here, Executive Chef Rocky Durham, who co-founded the Academy with Executive Pastry Chef Tanya Story, fills us in on what’s cooking now and what’ll be on the burners in the future.—SS

What’s the mission of the Santa Fe Culinary Academy? The SFCA has been created to provide excellence in culinary education to aspiring chefs, professional chefs, and dedicated amateurs from around the world.

How is the Academy different from a regular cooking school? This facility offers what we call community classes for members of the public who want to take a day class from an industry expert. We also offer tailor-made professional development courses for chefs who want to hone their skills. But the core of the Academy is 22

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Who came up with the idea for the Academy and why? I came up with the idea after being presented with an opportunity to open a school that would have been very similar to ones already in existence. I’d been developing an idea for a culinary academy here in Santa Fe for many years. I strongly believe the SFCA will be positively transformative for the city, which is why I’m doing this. Not only will we be helping to raise the bar of culinary excellence here in my hometown, but by having a student population working and studying in the downtown area, we’ll also be creating many opportunities for small businesses to benefit and grow.


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the 50-week professional program, which is a complete departure from the somewhat tired curricula of other culinary schools. Part of our approach is an externship program that puts students in some of Santa Fe ’ s finest restaurants, where they learn the ropes by tackling all stations and departments throughout the 50 weeks. The Academy has also developed a rich offering of elective courses with our professional program participants in mind, but these electives—which you might say are like A.P. classes—are also open to the general public.

Will students in the professional program earn a degree after the 50 weeks are up? Like every post-secondary school, we have to be in business for three years before being considered for accreditation. The students enrolled in classes before accreditation kicks in will pay a discounted tuition and receive a professional culinarian diploma.

Photo: Sergio Salvador

Will there be a typical day for a full-time student? Our first-quarter professional-program students will arrive by 8 am in the studio kitchen for an overview of the day and a brief lecture and demonstration by one of our chef-instructors or guest chefs. Then it’ll be into one of the laboratory kitchens, where they’ll put theory into practice. We’ll all participate in preparing a mid-day meal, which we’ll then eat together in a student-run restaurant. One afternoon a week the students will report to one of our participating restaurants, hotels, or bakeries for their weekly externship, where they’ll become fully immersed in what it’s like to work in a restaurant.

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What’s the application process like for students? Only students wishing to attend the professional program have to complete an application. Currently the Academy is open for its community classes and professional development courses, with the professional program kicking into gear in the spring, pending licensure from the New Mexico Department of Higher Education. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; submit a series of essays on their culinary relationships, experiences, and ambitions; and complete an interview either in person or, if they’re out-of-state or international applicants, over the phone.

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horse sense equine-assisted leadership and self-mastery at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa i nte r vi e w by Sa ma nt h a Sch w i rck

In 2011, Kelly Wendorf and Wayne Muller launched The Equus Experience with the idea that horses can help people discover inner wisdom and improve leadership and relationship skills. Working with 15 horses at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, Muller, a therapist, minister, and best-selling author, and Wendorf, a writer and former dressage rider, lead individuals and corporate groups through customized, horse-assisted activities. Participants don’t ride the horses; instead, they communicate and play games with the gentle giants to work toward self-mastery, trust, and understanding. Who is the perfect candidate for The Equus Experience? Muller: We have close relationships with corporate leadership teams, board members, business executives, families, and individuals. We especially like to work with family businesses because they face so many difficult choices as both executives and parents. Wendorf: Any person with a curiosity for learning more about him- or herself and their relationships is a great candidate. The program is also good for individuals who find themselves at a turning point as well as heads of companies that are in some kind of transition. Why horses? Muller: Horses are amazingly sensitive. They can literally read our internal emotional story from 50 yards away. They offer unbiased information about how open or closed we might be in that moment, how we claim our inner authority, when we act from who we really are, and when we are just pretending. Horses feel it all and teach us, in simple, unmistakable ways, things that are simply true about ourselves. Wendorf: Horses are creatures of prey and they’re herd animals, so they have keen socio-sensual awareness. This makes them consummate facilitators—giving us clear, non-judgmental insight into ourselves and the way we move in the world.

Participants in The Equus Experience’s therapy sessions, held at Bishop’s Lodge, improve their leadership and relationship skills.


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Some people say they’re big and scary . . . Muller: No riding is involved; all of our exercises are on the ground. Growing up in New York, I never rode horses—I rode buses. Horses are still a mystery to me; their size and the sheer magnitude of their presence can feel intimidating. But

after working for 40 years as a therapist and minister, I am learning that horses are just living, feeling beings. They have fear and peace; they have joy and sorrow; they are careful about whom they trust; and they are passionately loyal and loving with those they do trust. In the end, horses seem remarkably similar to anyone I’ve ever worked with. Have you seen any real transformations? Wendorf: We have the privilege of seeing transformations every day, and they are transformations that hold. One company discovered an obvious dynamic that had been holding back the entire company. Another CEO discovered, through the horses, how to lead with inspiration instead of domination. A vice president of a large corporation unexpectedly discovered a place of deep sadness where a lost loved one had never been fully grieved. By completing her grieving, she was set free from an invisible drain on her vitality and creativity. Muller: When we are honest with ourselves—our hopes, fears, strengths, and challenges—others will trust us and follow us. When a horse jerks its head up and looks directly at you, the horse feels that honest and authentic presence. This one true thing, this power of who you really are, cannot help but transform the way you live, work, lead, trust, and creatively collaborate with others. continued on page 83

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know your stone buying t urquoi se in Sa nt a Fe

by Z é l i e Pollon photo graph s by G abri ella Ma r k s

Turquoise jewelry is as ubiquitous in New Mexico as green chile and clear skies. The blue-green stone, often inlaid into silver, cut into beads, or carved into animal forms, can be found in just about every high-scale jewelry store and five and dime across the state. A symbol of the Southwest and of ancient Native American culture, it is offered as a talisman for good fortune, protection, and health. But finding high-quality turquoise is not easy, and knock offs—anything from poor quality gems to plastic—are prevalent. Knowing your stone, including what to look for and what questions to ask when buying it, will allow you to find the best pieces for your money. Perhaps the most important thing to know is that only 3 percent of natural high-grade turquoise remains on the market in this country, while the remaining 97 percent consists of material altered or “stabilized” to make it saleable, says Cheryl Ingram, owner of Canyon Road’s Silver Sun (, which specializes in the high-grade variety. The process of stabilizing turquoise—a soft stone to begin with—isn’t necessarily a bad thing: It saved the market when mines began running out of natural turquoise around 1960; being able to harden the next-best grade allowed dealers to continue making jewelry, Ingram notes. The downside is that it opened the door for imitations with excessive fillers and dyes. Among imitations is howlite, a white stone that, when dyed, can easily pass as turquoise. Because it can be difficult to distinguish turquoise, to know where it came from, and if or how it’s been treated, the best advice is to only do

Two-stone pendant by Calvin Martinez with natural turquoise from the Carico Lake mine in Nevada. Bracelets (left to right) by Kirk Smith, Emma Lincoln, and Derrick Gordon. All items are Native American handmade from sterling silver. At Silver Sun.

Necklace by Rocki Gorman in Kingman mine turquoise, silver antiqued beads, and sterling silver. At Rocki Gorman.

Necklace by Scott Diffrient in sterling silver and 22-karat gold, with 21 pixie turquoise tabs and hand-carved beads. At Packards on the Plaza.


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business with an established store, says Kim Spiers, owner of Tom Taylor Company (, which sells turquoiseadorned belts, buckles, and accessories. “That way you can be confident in what you’re buying,” she adds. Jamie Way, director of Shiprock Santa Fe (, which sells vintage and contemporary Native American jewelry, agrees. “If you don’t trust the person you’re buying from then don’t buy it. You need to be buying from a quality, reputable, locally owned business.” Given the rarity of natural turquoise, it may be significantly higher in price than other stones. “When someone is trying to sell nontreated turquoise and it’s only $200, you have to question what it is,” cautions Kendra Rohrer, principal and buyer at Packards on the Plaza (, which offers exceptional pieces of natural American turquoise. Ingram suggests buyers always ask if the turquoise is natural, and if the seller can offer a certificate of authenticity with a description and signature. By law, the seller should be able to provide this. Also ask where the turquoise you’re interested in comes from, and “it better be in the U.S.,” Ingram adds. Knowing who the artist is can also help the process. Jewelry at Packards, for example, is signed by the artist, except when pieces are pawn or vintage. It’s also useful to know which mine the piece comes from. “If your dealer says, ‘I don’t know, it’s in the ground, turquoise is turquoise,’ then run,” says Rocki Gorman (, whose family has been in the business of selling turquoise for more than 50 years. In the end, the look of turquoise can vary dramatically, encompassing a wide shade range of greens and blues, with and without mineral marks (often black or copper “veins” or stains). What people find appealing is entirely individual, and there is no right or wrong in purchasing natural or stabilized turquoise. Both can be exceptionally beautiful. The key is knowing what you’re getting, and paying the right price for it.

B. G. Mudd cufflinks in turquoise and black jade. At Tom Taylor Company.

Navajo cuff bracelet, ca. 1930s, with high-grade natural American turquoise cabochons. At Shiprock Santa Fe.

Necklace and ring by Derrick Gordon. Three-stone pendant by Etta Endito. All items are Native American handmade with Cerrillos mine turquoise. At Silver Sun.

Necklace and pendant by Rocki Gorman in sterling silver and Kingman mine turquoise. At Rocki Gorman.

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a centuries-old house is carefully preserved during an extensive renovation

by ZĂŠlie Pollon photographs by Amadeus Leitner


t all started when my wife wanted a new kitchen,” says the owner of the former Gerald R. Cassidy home on Canyon Road. After 22 years of living in the 3,500-square-foot property, the owners, who wish to remain anonymous, thought a simple remodel was in order. What ensued became a massive rebuilding project for the unsuspecting couple, who in essence had to rebuild from the ground up a much-cherished historic residence. The owners note that the extent of the renovation, which began in 2010, was completely unexpected and led to surprises just about every day during the yearlong process. So do they now regret doubting that quaint old New Mexico kitchen? Apparently not. “I have always loved this house,” says the owner. “Before we went into the renovation, we looked at many other properties and nothing had the heart and soul of this one.” It could be said that, since undergoing its major remodeling, few other properties in Santa Fe have this one’s beauty either. From a darkened space with uneven floors and rotting support beams, the Cassidy home has been transformed into a light-filled, majestic space with towering ceilings, single level flooring (albeit with windows just inches from the ceilings), and bright, diamondfinish walls. Original details, such as carved wooden doors and cabinets—many of which were crafted by Opposite: The historic Gerald R. Cassidy residence’s exterior features a hand-carved wooden beam from 1725 (far left) that Cassidy obtained from the old Nambé Church. Large, south-facing windows with turquoise trim in the dining room overlook the outdoor area. october/november 2012

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Cassidy himself—were maintained and reused, as was a remarkable hand-carved wooden beam from 1725 that Cassidy collected from the old Nambé Church. To the credit of the owners, and the good fortune of anyone who appreciates historic buildings, the renovation became a journey into history and a practice of preservation. One owner delved into archival documents while her husband, advised by their contractor, Kevin Skelly of K.M. Skelly, Inc., summoned archaeologist Ron Winters and directed builders to maintain as much of the original dwelling as possible while bringing its debilitated structure into a safe and habitable state. Cassidy first came to New Mexico after a life-threatening bout with pneumonia and was immediately inspired by the Southwest, dedicating his life to painting its subjects and landscape. He became a founding member of the Santa Fe Artists’ Colony, and his wife, author Ina Sizer Cassidy, became the head of the WPA’s Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico. The couple settled in Santa Fe in 1912, and in 1915 they bought the property on Canyon Road. A black-and-white photo of Cassidy and his wife sitting on steps in front of their home (which hangs on a wall near the homeowners’ kitchen) gives little hint of the deterioration going on inside the walls behind them. When Kevin Skelly, who worked closely with his son, Ian, and lead architect and project manager Alan R. Lauck, initially began stripping away the walls


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Above: An alternate view of the home’s exterior shows hand-carved corbels and columns that also were collected from the historic Nambé Church. Left: The living room’s oversized window is a historic replication of one found in Cassidy’s painting studio.

What started as a kitchen remodel turned into a massive rebuilding of a much-cherished historic residence. for the remodel, he found “decomposing, rancid adobe bricks,” he says. Drainage and storm run-off from surrounding homes had been collecting inside the walls and under parts of the building, undermining some of the structure and allowing the home to sink into the earth. Some sections of the roof date back 100 years, and when the builders tore into it to redo the wiring they found that everything was rotten. “Someone fell through the roof,” Skelly says, “but luckily he caught himself. We did have to reconstruct it.” And the list goes on. “We’d open a wall and find no vertical support. It never ended,” he adds. Limited space was also a factor during the renovation. In order to place a 900-pound support beam called a microlam into the courtyard, for example, Skelly’s team had to build a temporary bridge, which they affectionately called “The Bridge to Nowhere.” Eight or nine men then had to carry the mammoth beam by hand from the parking area to the roof.

The den (above) features the home’s original hand-carved door, lintel, and frame, while the room below includes the residence’s original vigas and coved plaster ceiling.

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Above: The master bedroom retains the home’s original vigas and coved plaster ceiling, while its Saltillo tile floors were upgraded in 1990. Right: The kitchen features new stainless steel countertops.

A voluntary archaeological survey unearthed roughly 1,400 objects onsite. “We found lots of animal bones—luckily no human bones; that would have stopped things—and small objects like old perfume bottles and lead toy soldiers,” says one of the home’s owners. The owners hired Alan “Mac” Watson, the former chair of the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee, as a consultant, as well as Jake Rodriguez, the architect best known for his renovation of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in downtown Santa Fe. “We tried to stack everything in our favor and did all according to the rules, whether we liked it or not,” the owner says. He describes a favorite moment during a visit from two men from the historic review committee who happened to be native Santa Feans. “They were so thrilled because we kept the integrity of the house even though we basically rebuilt the whole damn house!” The remodel wasn’t just about upgrading things to current standards; the owners also asked Constellation Home Electronics to install a stateof-the-art home entertainment system. The seven-foot-tall control center, concealed behind custom designed wooden cabinetry in the den, operates


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Original vigas, a coved plaster ceiling, and large windows were restored in the former sunroom—now dining room—and enhanced in 1990 by Saltillo tile and maple floors. A new chandelier was added during the recent renovation.

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During the renovation, “It was incredibly important to the owners to preserve a landmark on many different levels,” says interior designer Pam Duncan.

hidden speakers throughout the house as well as numerous large flat-screen TVs (the owner admits to being a big sports buff), all managed by a wireless control system. Constellation’s owner, Jason Suttle, says that the challenges of this project were working within a fairly fragile building during an extensive remodel and rewiring everything while taking care not to damage anything. “We wanted to install the electronics in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible,” Suttle notes. By consolidating everything in one centralized place behind closed doors, the visual and auditory impact of a high-tech home—for example, the sounds and lights of a satellite system or Blu-ray player—is minimized. “We love adding modern features into old homes and giving people the luxury of living in historic structures while also having the convenience of a modern home without many visible electronics.” Renowned designer Pam Duncan, owner of Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors for the continued on page 85 34

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In the spirit of expansion and modernization, a wall was removed in the kitchen, and Constellation Home Electronics added a wireless flat-screen TV. The tin lighting fixture and vigas are original, while the oak plank floor is new. The renovation of the master bathroom (above, left) included adding new fixtures, cabinets, and travertine walls and floors.

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all in the family a Santa Fe couple’s sons design their parents’ dream home by Ben Ikenson photographs by Amadeus Leitner


ike many painters who settle in Northern New Mexico, Martha Rea Baker had long been bewitched by the area’s natural beauty and captivating quality of light. “I’d been coming here for over 20 years, and each time I’d visit, something stirred me to the core,” she says in her soft Southern accent. Born in central Texas and raised in small-town Mississippi, Martha spent most of her adult life in the Dallas area, honing her talents as a watercolor and acrylic collage painter. To her great delight, when her husband, Bill, retired from Raytheon Company, he suggested they pull up stakes and relocate to New Mexico—after all, two of their three sons and four grandchildren were already


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living in the Land of Enchantment. So, in 2004, the Bakers bought a little more than four acres on a windswept hillside in the Art Barns development at Old Road Ranch, about a 25-minute drive south of the Santa Fe Plaza, not far from Lamy. “We really wanted some land and space and were able to obtain one of the last lots in the development,” Martha says.

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The couple then gave their talented sons full artistic license to design and customize their future home. Oldest son William designs restaurants, hotels, and retail spaces throughout the world for his Dallas interiors and architecture firm. Second son Mark, principal at Albuquerque-based Baker Architecture + Design, twice won the Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture. And youngest son Dave, who founded a non-profit community bike workshop in Silver City, is a skilled metalworker. The builder for the home was Jim Cebak of Cedar Southwest Construction. “My brothers and I sought to create a place where our parents could settle and where the landscape of Northern New Mexico, which our mother loves so much, could inspire her art,” Mark says. The result, completed in 2006, is an artistic masterpiece in its own right—a 3,000-plus-square-foot contemporary take on the traditional Northern New Mexico–style farmhouse, with a flowing layout, plenty of natural light, clean lines, and picture-postcard views. The design for the single-story home includes two-bedrooms; an open great room; and a sheltered outdoor living area with a portale, a fireplace, and a wall with an oversized cutout that frames the vistas beyond it. A second structure off the main home comprises a detached garage and Martha’s 400-square-foot artist’s studio, above which is a guest suite and sundeck. (Dave fabricated and installed steel railings on the sundeck; William and Mark collaborated on the design.) Mark explains that, with the site’s somewhat steep incline that

Bill and Martha Rea Baker’s two-bedroom Northern New Mexico–style farmhouse features clean lines, abundant natural light, and an open floorplan. A sheltered outdoor living area is visible through the great room’s oversized windows (below).


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slopes northward, the home was designed to run along the hillside, providing for even more than the panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. “The floor-plan staggers to the north as you move westward through the house,” he says. “This staggered massing shields the portale and outdoor living room from the strong crosswinds from the west.” Other notable strategic design features include south-facing clerestory windows in the great room, which provide passive solar heating in winter, and a water catchment system that channels runoff from the pitched roof into a cistern for landscape irrigation. As for the homeowners, Bill and Martha most enjoy spending time in their light-infused great room or kicking back in the outdoor living area. And, naturally, Martha is making the most of her studio. “I like to be neat in the house and messy in the studio,” she says. “I like to be free to create, have my materials all spread out, and if paint drips onto the concrete floor, it’s not a problem.” With perfect, almost floor-to-ceiling windows with northeastern exposure, Martha’s studio, as intended, inspires her work. In fact, since moving here, she began painting her signature abstract landscapes in encaustic and oil and cold wax—mediums that allow her to apply layers of paint to develop texture and add or subtract information with each layer. The subjects of many of Martha’s newest paintings are inspired by the dramatic scenes that unfold each day against the foothills outside her windows or in the canyons and the Galisteo Basin south of the home. Martha’s work is represented by Karan Ruhlen Gallery on Canyon Road, and the artist says she couldn’t be happier with life in her adopted home. “To live in an area with an extraordinarily rich history and unique cultural opportunities; to be surrounded by inspiring views, incredible light, and diverse art; to live close to family in a home our sons designed—this is our dream come true!”

“To be surrounded by inspiring views, incredible light, and diverse art, to live close to family in a home our sons designed—this is our dream come true,” says Martha Rea Baker.

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good vibrations

feng shui energizes a house and its gardens


alking through the stuccoed moon gate that greets you at the entrance to Mark Banham’s Tano Road house, one gets the feeling of being pulled by an energy flow along the curved flagstone path toward the large wooden front doors. That flow, according to Banham, is real—a result of the feng shui design he implemented in his home and gardens. “I wanted this to be a peaceful place and one that circulated good energy throughout,” says the realtor and avid gardener. The highceilinged open kitchen, painted a deep red and illuminated with large windows and skylights, is the centerpiece of the home; its design and decoration portend good health and prosperity according to feng shui principles. It’s no accident that, on one side, the kitchen leads seamlessly into a nearby sitting room and patio, while on another side it flows into a small dining area. A third side flows into a utility room, bedroom, and meditation room. Banham recently decided to redesign his gardens to match the energy flow of the inside of his house. He first contracted DeBe Holland of DeBe Holland Associates, a Santa Fe–based landscape architect whose practice centers on feng shui, and he then had Lucid Landscapes handle the landscape/rock installation. Twelve separate seating areas are strategically placed around the property, each with a different feel and view. “My intent,” Banham says, “is to surround myself with good friends and positive energy.”


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by Zélie Pollon photographs by Clay Ellis

Mark Banham

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living among a world-class art collection

by Kathleen McCloud photographs by Amadeus Leitner

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Prior to learning about glass, my idea of collecting art was a $20 poster that you framed for $400 in a color that matched the couch,’’ says Betsy Ehrenberg. In the last 14 years—since she and her husband, Richard, visited the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and wound up purchasing seven sculptures—art has grown to play a central role in their lives, from Betsy’s founding of Glass Alliance–New Mexico, a non-profit dedicated to educating the public about glass art and creating more opportunities for glass artists, to the design of their home, called Casa de Vidrio, which translates to House of Glass. Set on a 14-acre hilltop with 360-degree views near the Santa Fe Opera, the Ehrenberg home is the result of collaboration between the owners, an architect, a curator, craftsmen, and others who share an understanding of and appreciation for art, history, and precision. A swirling collection of curving walls and concentric circles, Casa de Vidrio pays homage to the Anasazi cul-

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ture, which frequently incorporated circles into its designs, and is a nod on architect Aaron Bohrer’s part to the style of Pueblo Bonita specifically, which the Anasazi built centuries ago in Chaco Canyon. A red stucco wall interjects through the home’s radiating circles and delineates the north-south solar axis—the center being an Arizona stone wall built by seven craftsmen who cut and laid the stone without mortar just like their predecessors did in Chaco Canyon. In addition to having historical references, Casa de Vidrio is a showcase for the Ehrenbergs’ world-class art collection. After

This page and opposite: The north view from Casa de Vidrio includes the Santa Fe Opera. Above, right: A Japanese maple tree outside the home's casita sits near Glass Pumpkins by David Leight. Right: A glass bridge and river with landscape design by LOLA's principal landscape architect, Edith Katz; a large red stucco wall designed by architect Aaron Bohrer; Mimbres by Tammy Garcia on a black pedestal and Ranas by Charlie Miner on a gray pedestal. Below, right: Ashore by Bobby Bowes.

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buying those seven sculptures in Seattle in 1998, Betsy and Richard realized it wouldn’t suffice to just “put” them in their Oakland, California, home, so they remodeled that residence and hired a museum exhibition designer to advise them on how to display their art. “He told us about rotating the collection, and he showed us how to create nichos with halogen lighting so that the work can be seen from both sides,’’ Betsy says, noting that she duplicated those nichos in her Santa Fe home’s living room. Lit from above and below (the light underneath is diffused through sandblasted glass), each piece of art glass is framed within the environment. A particular conversation piece is the couple’s flame-work glass chandelier—a delicate globe of clear and orange glass tentacles made by Anna Skibska and aptly named Nova—that hangs over the custom dining table made by Santa Fe artist Roger Atkins. “This is the only piece that required an architectural design,’’ Betsy says, admiring the site-specific work that’s recessed into the ceiling. Although the Ehrenbergs’ primary focus is on collecting glass art, paintings throughout the house, including works by Judy Tuwaletstiwa and a fiber sculpture by Olga de Amaral, demonstrate the breadth of their collection. In the living room Betsy points out a recent commission—a bas-relief in cast stone by Jonathan Hirschfeld titled Gradiva, which is from a limited edition of eight. The carving depicts profiles of two figures walking. Hirschfield, who has studios in Venice, California, and Paris, France, made a memorial in honor of journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Pakistan in 2002, on commission from the Pearl family. Above: The portal and dining room area with Stainless by Julie Conway on the left wall, Nobel Aspirations by Marilyn Kuksht in the corner, and Exotics by Emily Brock on the Steinway piano. Left: A freestanding pierced wall in the master suite and slot windows lead to an art alcove at the end of the hallway.


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Above, left: The media/library room showcases an Anasazi stone hearth and chimney; Where the Sun Goes by Charissa Brock (left of fireplace); Thought Harvest by Nora Naranjo (right of fireplace); Pear by Mark Levin (table); and Sundagger Cactus by Flo Perkins (on top of table). Above, right: The kitchen, designed by Hanks House, features a cast-glass counter with Rio Grande rocks, a stainless brick backsplash by Milestone, and sconces by Julie Conway. Right: Western views of the Jemez Mountains are enhanced by the living room's Steinway piano, lighted nichos, and sculptures by Robert Mickelsen, Marlene Rose, and Dante Marioni.

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In addition to having historical references, Casa de Vidrio is a showcase for the Ehrenbergs’ world-class art collection.


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To do their collection justice, the Ehrenbergs hired a museum exhibition designer to advise them on how to display their art at home.

Above, top: Nova by Anna Skibska hangs over the Roger Atkins dining room table with Beached Blue by Alessandro Diaz de Santillana as the centerpiece. Above: The breakfast room's ledge features (from left to right) Tower by Alex Bernstein, Disruption by Lauren Camp, Double Clear: Handout/Handsoff by Judy Chicago, and Torso by Latchezar Boyadjiev. Sprockets by Christopher Moulder hangs over the table. Opposite: Onyx underlit counters support a cast bronze sink by Stone Forest and Nails by Martin Halstead. Wise One by Jenna Weston sits on the right wall. 48

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World-Renowned Award Winning Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra in concert Sunday, November 11th - 6:30pm to benefit the Santa Fe Waldorf School at the Lensic Performing Arts Center

“We met Jonathan at a mutual friend’s house in Palo Alto in 2005 and saw photos of the Pearl memorial,” Betsy says. “During that visit Jonathan described his interaction with the Pearl family and his personal approach to sculpture and his passion,” she adds. “Richard and I commissioned Jonathan to create something special for our home that would represent our relationship. We had only been married five years at the time, and we loved our time together regardless of where we were geographically.” The Ehrenbergs’ professional backgrounds—Richard is a retired mechanical engineer and Betsy is a computer scientist—is evident in the attention they paid to their home’s architectural details. “Everything was thought out,” Betsy says. “We worked with the architect for two years.” The fluidity of the home is evidenced in features such as the scarcity of interior doors, seamless transitions between rooms, and glass doors that disappear into pocket walls. The Brazilian slate floors segue into a mix of bamboo and slate as the house curves from the public areas to the private wing. While the efficiencies make for smooth operation, the flowing glass countertop in the kitchen by Duane Dahl evokes the Ehrenbergs’ art collection. A collaborator at heart, the journey that began in Seattle and culminated in Betsy’s professional and personal evolution since then is clearly reflected in the Santa Fe home she and Richard have created. “I love learning and interacting with others,” she says with a smile, and Casa de Vidrio has allowed her to do just that.

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Canyon Road Paint Out Saturday, October 20

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The 2012 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival The 2012 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will commence on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 and close on October 21, 2012 presenting five (5) days of independent film screenings, community events and educational workshops. Currently venues include the Lensic Performance Arts Center and Warehouse 21 at the Santa Fe Railyard.

MusicFest is a collaborative awareness- and fund-raising project for SFPS K-12 Music Education programs with Santa Fe Concert Association, Santa Fe Partners in Education, Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, and Santa Fean Magazine. MusicFest is part of Santa Fe Arts Festival, an annual two-week celebration of the many arts and art forms found in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

Saturday, October 20

MusicFest Kick-Off Parade on Canyon Road Three SFPS bands and a mariachi group 12:00 PM

Canyon Road Gallery Performances by SFPS Students Exact itinerary TBA 1:00–3:00 PM

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble w/Young Women of Capital and Santa Fe High Choirs Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon Road Gallery Viewing 3:30 PM – Concert 4:00 PM

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association Benefit Concert - Guillermo Figueroa

Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta—7:00 PM

The 25th annual Galisteo Studio Tour More than 30 artists open their home studios one weekend a year in this historic adobe village just 20 miles south of Santa Fe. Included are painters, printmakers, potters, weavers, photographers, woodworkers, jewelers, sculptors, local crafters, and chefs. Most of the tour can be done on foot. This is one of the best ways to spend a fall weekend in northern New Mexico. Free admission. Call 505-466-2121 for more information—10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Sunday, October 21 Santa Fe Community Orchestra

With Santa Fe Opera’s Young Voices & Choral Students of Gonzales Community School St. Francis Auditorium at the NM Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Avenue—2:30 PM

Saturday Evening, October 27 Gala Benefit at the Home of Gerald Peters

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More than five dozen top local artists made violins their canvases for the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’s Painted Violins 2012, a gala and auction event that benefits the symphony’s musicians and its educational programs. On the following pages, get a look at these extraordinary creations. Discover how they came to be—and how you can come to own one— and see other works that define a handful of these artists’ signature styles. Above: Spencer Nutima, May You All Play with a Happy Heart. Left: Spencer Nutima, female Hopi Shalako katsina figure (detail), painted cottonwood root. Courtesy Keshi: The Zuni Connection.

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where art and music meet

“There were no stipulations. The violins were the artists’ canvases to do with as they wished,” says Harriet Schreiner.

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Pascal, Les Origines 67, poplar, 44 x 40". Courtesy GF Contemporary.

Miguel Martinez, Winter Symphony

Miguel Martinez, Santa Catrina, oil pastel on canvas, 40 x 30". Courtesy Manitou Galleries.

On October 6, the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus is holding a gala and auction where it will present Painted Violins 2012—a collection of 55 instruments embellished, emboldened, reconfigured, and reimagined by dozens of the City Different’s top professional artists. Held in the past decade by the Chicago, Atlanta, and Jacksonville symphony orchestras, Painted Violins debuted at the Santa Fe Symphony in 2006. Given its success six years ago, Karl Schreiner, who serves on the orchestra’s Board of Directors, felt it was time for another go-around and volunteered to co-chair the proceedings with his wife, Harriet. One difference this time, however, is that, given

Pascal, Homage a Arman

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Marie Romero Cash, Back to the Fifties Wheel, wood, gesso, and watercolor, 46 x 8". Courtesy Marie Romero Cash.

Jim Vogel, Serenade of the Deadly Nightshade Jim Vogel, El Guerrero, oil on canvas panel, 38 x 30". Courtesy Blue Rain.

Marie Romero Cash, Madonna of Music

Justin Gallegos Mayrant, Vie

Justin Gallegos Mayrant, Mirror, tin and glass, 13 x 13". Courtesy Museum of International Folk Art.


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the number of participants (59 artists produced the 55 pieces), Painted Violins 2012 is the biggest event of its kind to date. After receiving an enthusiastic go-ahead from the symphony two years ago, the Schreiners formed a committee of art collectors and art experts to help them come up with a list of artists to approach about participating. “We told the artists we were presenting this event using only professionals and that we would like them to join this prestigious group,” Harriet says. The Schreiners ordered full-size violins from a company in California and then “gave the artists seven months to paint or otherwise decorate them,” Karl says. “We told them they could do anything they wanted to the instrument,” Harriet adds. “There were no stipulations. The violin was their canvas to do with as they wished!” This ability for artists to work without limitations is at the heart of what makes Painted Violins 2012 a standout event. “The range of artistic expression by the artists who took on the challenge is truly awesome,” says Gregory W. Heltman, founder and general director of the Santa Fe Symphony. “This awe is shared by all of my colleagues in the orchestra and chorus who have seen [preview images] that ran in this past season’s program books. They also are deeply moved by the artists’ expansive creativity.” In addition to being a chance to blend art and music and to celebrate the physical beauty of the violin itself, Painted Violins 2012 will raise money for the symphony’s musicians and educational programs. “All of our instrumentalists are professional musicians who live in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and the wages they earn as members of the symphony are critical to maintaining a viable and vital pool of accomplished players in the state,” says Heltman. “Our community engagement and educational programs reach youngsters from the Española Valley to Santa



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During the winter of 2002, artist Jamie Kirkland had the opportunity to participate in a month-long painting retreat in Crestone, Colorado. “It was too cold to paint outside,” she remembers, “so I went inside, literally, and painted the feeling of the quiet I was experiencing. I realized that you could convey the beauty of a place in more ways than just rendering the obvious landscape forms that you see in front of you.” This artistic “a-ha” moment profoundly influenced Kirkland’s work. Years later, she continues to paint minimalist landscapes that inspire a sense of stillness, calm, and boundless space. In them, one can see hints of everywhere she has lived, from the lush wetlands of the South, to the New England coastline, to the great canyons of the Southwest. Her goal, she says, is to bring the emotion of the outdoors into her paintings. While one could correctly assume that a landscape painter like Kirkland often paints en plein air, she also spends many hours working intuitively in her Santa Fe studio, responding to wherever the canvas and paint take her. “I am constantly adding and removing paint and mixing colors on the palette

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“It’s a magical dance,” the artist says of her painting.

Jamie Kirkland, Sunset Parade, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"

and the canvas,” she says. In fact, it isn’t unusual for Kirkland to take several weeks to paint and repaint as many as 12 layers in order to achieve a desired look. By doing so, the pigments sink down, creating an interaction with light that is impossible to achieve otherwise. “It’s a magical dance,” she says. “My job is to shepherd the paint along through a series of landscape forms until I see an overall color harmony and experience a feeling of beauty.” In her latest body of work, the beauty and color of autumn, particularly as experienced in Santa Fe, comes into Kirkland’s dreamlike focus. Using a palette of earthy siennas and umbers to ground the brilliant yellows and ochres one readily associates with fall, Kirkland hopes her paintings will re-create the magic of those first crisp days, like “the way the aspen leaves catch the dazzling early morning light, the smell of the earth, and that second in time a leaf falls.” When it comes to local inspiration, Kirkland adds, “I enjoy hiking the Aspen Vista Trail in the fall, and it seems like all of Santa Fe is of the same mind. We are a happy tribe of pilgrims wandering the road up to the breathtaking view through the golden- and flame-colored trees, out over the soft blue-gray mountains where we can then see forever.” Jamie Kirkland: Shimmer, October 5–18, reception October 5, 5–7 pm, Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon,



E. Melinda Morrison: Colorfully Noted Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art 820 Canyon, October 19–October 31 reception October 19, 5:30–7 pm E. Melinda Morrison’s paintings balance subject with surface, and impressionistic scenes of people in dance studios, cafés, and coffee shops come together with a dynamic brush stroke. Inspired by the language of the human body, Morrison’s goal is to “convey an emotional intimacy that speaks to the viewer” through her work. —Staci Golar

E. Melinda Morrison, Melodies, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

Stephen Strom: Retrospective Verve Gallery of Photography, 219 E Marcy, October 19, 2012–January 19, 2013, reception October 26, 5–7 pm Retired astronomer turned photographer Stephen Strom has spent the last 30 years capturing remarkable environmental patterns found in the ever-changing desert landscape, fascinated with the rich history they encode. Sometimes sculptural or chromatic, each photograph reveals implicit temporal rhythms as observed through his scientifically trained eye. New diptychs that compare and contrast Strom’s earth-based landscape images with NASA images from Mars are a highlight of this retrospective.—SG

Josiane Childers and Justin West, Fathom, acrylic on steel, 63 x 36"

Harmony Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 622 Canyon, October 5–October 15, reception October 5, 5–7 pm Waxlander Art Gallery features painters Nancy Eckels, Paul Cunningham, Michael Ethridge, and husband-and-wife team Josiane Childers and Justin West in its first-ever show of abstract work. While each artist maintains a unique approach (from reverse painting on Plexiglass to the more traditional oil on canvas), the exhibit’s unifying theme is harmony as achieved through the use of bold color and composition.—SG 60

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Stephen Strom, Mudhills II, Lower San Rafael Swell, near Hanksville, UT, archival pigment ink print, 15 x 15"

Evelyne Boren: New Works Heinley Fine Arts, 119C Bent, Taos, October 6–November 30 private collectors’ reception, October 5, 5–7:30 pm This solo exhibition marks the first showing of German-born Evelyne Boren’s work in Taos. Her colorful impressionistic paintings, which are held in numerous private and corporate collections and have been featured on official promotional material for the Santa Fe Opera, are characterized by bright colors and loose brush strokes. Boren will be on-site during the collectors’ reception to sign copies of her book Joie de Vivre (International Graphics, 1998).—Samantha Schwirck

Joseph Breza, Golden Cottonwoods, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

Joseph Breza: Moments of Contemplation, Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon, October 19–October 31, reception October 19, 5–7 pm A New Jersey native who studied at the Art Students League of New York, landscape painter Joseph Breza uses bold colors and subtle light to capture the natural world from season to season, whether it’s the neon-drenched skies of a high desert summer or early snow on just-turning aspens. His work can be found in both private and corporate collections.—Eve Tolpa

Evelyne Boren, Castello Tignano, oil on linen, 50 x 50"

Winston Roeth Sense of Purpose pigment and polyurethane on Dibond, 60 x 60"

Jeff Cochran, Alfalfa Field After the Harvest, oil on canvas, 54 x 62"

Don Brackett, Jeff Cochran, and Jerry Jordan: Painters of Taos Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon, November 23–December 14, reception November 23, 5–7 pm Don Brackett, a third-generation New Mexican and member of the Society of American Impressionists, captures the state’s serene landscapes and villages, while the high desert springs to life via Jerry Jordan’s vivid colors and vigorous brushwork. Former illustrator (and current organic farmer) Jeff Cochran made a name for himself painting chimpanzees; here he brings a soft focus to the fields and mountains of Taos.—ET

Winston Roeth: New Paintings Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 554 S Guadalupe October 5–October 31, reception October 5, 5–7 pm Precise lines and shapes coupled with a bright, vibrant palette dominate Winston Roeth’s paintings. While his works are simple-looking at first, upon closer inspection it becomes clear that Roeth is interested in exploring the complex ways in which color and light work within each painting. The artist’s use of borders and grids combined with carefully selected, contrasting colors makes each piece seem to be lit from within.—SG october/november 2012

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Coulter Prehm: Of Love Beals & Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon, November 20–December 3 reception November 23, 5–8 pm Coulter Prehm began his career as a tattoo apprentice who was encouraged to study formal art. After finishing college in Iowa, he continued his education in the Bay Area and Santa Fe, where he studied classical realism. Prehm says he approaches his subjects (human and inanimate) with an open heart, “finding it extraordinarily easy to see the good and beautiful in them.”—ET

Peter Burega, Gasparilla No. 3, oil on wood panel, 34 x 72" Peter Burega: Current Work Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon, October 5–October 21, reception October 5, 5–7 pm Peter Burega uses only one tool—a paint scraper—while creating his paintings, which he crafts by adding and removing layer after layer of paint until an image spontaneously emerges. His works center on duality: grid-like structure versus imprecise areas of paint; stillness versus action. Burega’s origins as a landscape painter are evident in each work’s central compositional element, making his paintings about more than “just pure abstraction,” he notes.—SG

Enrico Embroli, Spatial Reflection III, mixed media and gold leaf on canvas 44 x 92"

Coulter Prehm, Son of the King, oil on panel, 12 x 9"

Enrico Embroli: New Works McLarry Modern, 225 Canyon October 12–October 19 reception October 12, 5–7 pm Enrico Embroli intertwines elements of sculpture with painting while exploring themes of dialogue and communication in his work. Using materials such as gold leaf, oil paint, and resin, Embroli’s latest series, Intuitive Resonance, seeks to tell a story through the melding of various textures and surfaces. “Each canvas speaks a unique language that encourages the viewer to acquiesce in contemplative discourse,” the artist says.—SG 62

William Berra, Castello Aragonese, Ischia, oil on linen, 20 x 30"

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William Berra Nedra Matteucci Galleries 1705 Paseo de Peralta November 10–November 30 reception November 10, 2–4 pm Before finding his current oeuvre—serene, glowing landscapes of New Mexico and the classical world—William Berra experimented with abstract expressionism and non-objective painting at the Maryland Institute of Fine Art. From there, he cultivated his own, more traditional style, heavily influenced by the Macchiaioli, 19th-century Tuscan contemporaries of the French Impressionists. In addition to painting en plein air, Berra also creates pieces from memory as well as composite images.—ET

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Mark White Contemporary Art 1611 Paseo de Peralta, Since Mark White opened his Railyard space as a contemporary counterpart to his Canyon Road gallery in September, the sculptor has introduced two new DNA-inspired, tube-like stainless-steel sculptures to the new gallery’s outdoor area. The pieces—as well as the art space itself—represent a departure for White, who posits that the sculptures’ shapes represent genetic code for the new direction his business is taking.—ET

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Michael Petry: Glass Sculptures David Kapp: West/East—Los Angeles/New York Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, October 26–November 23 reception October 26, 5–7 pm David Kapp’s paintings draw viewers in with the kind of energy that can only be found in big cities. His expert use of line and shape define familiar objects within urban landscapes. The latest blown-glass forms by Michael Petry, an internationally exhibited multimedia artist who is also the director of MOCA London, seem to reference magma and boulders, creating an otherworldly, almost mythological landscape.—SG


David Kapp, Harlem Elevated, oil on linen, 78 x 96"

Carlos Estrada-Vega: New Direction/New Compositions William Siegal Gallery 540 S Guadalupe Through November 2 Using a proprietary mixture of oil, limestone dust, and pigment, Carlos EstradaVega creates chunky, brightly colored wooden shapes that he then arranges on steel panels using magnets. On their own, the pieces exist only as small, geometric structures; once assembled, they emit a joyous energy, utilizing a simple repetition of both color and form.—SG

Aleta Pippin, Spontaneous Combustion #2 . . . Richness of Feeling acrylic on canvas, 54 x 54"

Aleta Pippin: Spontaneous Combustion Pippin Contemporary 125 Lincoln, October 3–October 24, reception October 5, 5–7 pm Aleta Pippin’s paintings are, in a word, spontaneous. Wild brush strokes, impasto, and dripped paint express a sense of freedom, rhythm, and surprise. Specks of gold or mica highlight already vivacious areas of color. Pippin states: “My non-representational paintings are about spirituality and purposeful emotional intensity. I let the paint fall according to my subconscious mind—a vessel through which creativity and consciousness flow.”—SG

Carlos Estrada-Vega, Coralito II, oil, wax, limestone dust, oleopasto, wood, and magnets, 5 x 5"

Zachariah Rieke, Painting 19, acrylic on canvas on panel, 33 x 40"

Zachariah Rieke Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe, 409 Canyon, November 2–December 29, reception November 2, 5–7 pm Abstract painter Zachariah Rieke views his pieces as maps recording the paths that he has taken during the creative process, and his latest series is dominated by limited colors and a sense of movement of paint, which he thins in order to stain the canvas. Over his 45-year career, Rieke’s work has been shown at the Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art.—ET 64

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Vladimir Kush, Light for the Souls, oil on canvas, 39 x 27"

Vladimir Kush: Matrix of Love Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon October 12–December 16 reception October 12, 6–8 pm Russian-born Vladimir Kush creates metaphorical art, which “challenges our subconscious with the symbolism of artifacts,” inviting viewers’ imaginations to bridge the gaps between disparate images. The title piece of his latest series presents viewers with a trompe l’oeil curio shelf filled with objects chronicling a love affair, while Moonlight Sonata depicts the passion of a pianist whose instrument resembles a butterfly ready to take flight.—ET

Gigi Mills: As I Remember Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon November 23–December 6 reception November 23, 5–7 pm Gigi Mills’s paintings depict her subjects in flat, simplified forms. With their visible brushstrokes, drawn marks, and collage elements, her works chronicle the interaction between artist and material. Mills’s background includes theater and circus, and many of her works’ themes reflect those influences. “A successful piece should have the psychological and aesthetic weight to hold the viewer, to entice them to keep coming back to it,” she says.—ET Gigi Mills, Carrying Clown and Dog Procession Series oil on bookboard, 12 x 16"


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50/50: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral,, through December 31 Fifty years of art-making at IAIA is celebrated in this multimedia show at MoCNA. Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer chose 10 artists for each of the 5 decades of IAIA’s history to represent the school’s unique and important contributions to the art world. Featured artists include Tony Abeyta, T. C. Cannon, Doug Hyde, and Gerald McMaster.—Amy Hegarty


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Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni: Primitive-Elegant II Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln, October 5–October 20, reception October 5, 5–7 pm A year after their first collaborative collection, Primitive-Elegant I, sold out at SOFA Chicago, two contemporary glass artists reunite to continue exploring their mutually fulfilling creative process. Dante Marioni fashions symmetrical vessels in the style of the Italian masters, using precise and intricate canework, while Preston Singletary draws on his Tlingit heritage— both spiritual and aesthetic—to reinterpret southern Alaskan animals and imagery. Their disparate styles merge, and the resulting pieces are striking: classical basket-like forms adorned with graphically bold Native patterns and sculpted animal objects. The two artists are contemporaries with years of shared history; growing up in Seattle, they became friends in high school and later attended the Pilchuck Glass School. Both are represented in museums nationwide, including the Corning Museum of Glass.—ET



Alexandra Stevens Gallery, Santa Fe, NM The Howarth Gallery, Galveston, TX Katrina Howarth, Yellow Poppies Dance, oil, 24 x 18" Howarth’s joyful world captivates viewers. Her richness of color and design enlivens a wall, a room . . . and your life! In Yellow Poppies Dance, she expresses the exuberance of sunshine and the sweet smell of lavender filling her studio as poppies sway in the breeze. Howarth’s paintings are featured at Alexandra Stevens Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, as well as at The Howarth Gallery in Galveston, TX. 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311, 215 Tremont St, Galveston, TX, 409-223-8654

Above: Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni, Shaman's Crown, blown and sandcarved glass, 13 x 10 x 10" Left: Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni, Spirit Wolves, blown glass, 18 x 14 x 12"


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


GVG Contemporary Lori Schappe-Youens, Turning Away from his Heathen Ways oil on canvas, 2012, 31 x 39" Lori Schappe-Youens is an American artist who has resided in South Africa for the past 20 years. Now, relocating from Johannesburg to Wisconsin, her new work chronicles a complex transition with insight, beauty, grace, and humor. Lori's whimsical style belies a deep introspection and analysis of her cross-cultural journey. New work arriving throughout the fall at GVG Contemporary. 202 Canyon Rd, 505-982-1494,

Carole LaRoche Gallery Carole LaRoche, Red Pony, limited edition giclée on canvas available in custom sizes Santa Fe artist Carole LaRoche is celebrating 30 years on Canyon Road with many “new” iconic and contemporary paintings and sculpture. Carole’s artwork features diverse themes and a range of media, from acrylic and pastel to monotype. 415 Canyon Rd, 505-982-1186,

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Pablo Milan Gallery Pablo Milan, Rainbow Ride, acrylic on canvas 48 x 48" Milan captures the colors of his Southwest heritage in bold but mystical contemporary paintings. Milan is renowned for his use of color and painting techniques that include loose brushstrokes, washes, splatters and, at times, heavy texture. Come by the gallery, located just a few blocks from the Plaza, to view his latest works. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285,

Shelly Johnson, Frida enamel on canvas, 2 x 1.5' This year the Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour has been revived. During two weekends in October, 29 artists living and working in Madrid, Cerrillos, and along Highway 14 will be opening their doors for you to discover and fall in love with unique artworks: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, and painting. Preview Party & Auction: Friday, October 5, at the Engine House Theater in Madrid. Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 10 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 10 am–5 pm.

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Ocher Field by Tony Saladino (above desk) and paintings by McCreery Jordan and Cary Henrie (on desk, left to right). Opposite: Lizard Pot by Anita Pauwels (on butcher block from Recollections) and Bloc #44 by Pascal (on wall).


or Kenn Johnson and Stan Sewell, finding the right home in Santa Fe was a seven-year process. Before they bought their Valle del Sol house, they rented across the street. From there they had front-row seats to the renovations being undertaken by the property’s then-owners, Mark and Liz Springer. As Johnson and Sewell watched craftsmen come and go, they speculated that the remodel was going to be good, but they didn’t know exactly how good until the property went on the market and Johnson walked over to check it out. Sewell couldn’t bring himself to join him, afraid his heart would become set on buying the place— and he was right. When Johnson returned from his reconnaissance mission, Sewell asked him, “Am I going to like it?” “No,” Johnson said. “You’re going to love it.” Now, two years later, the couple have settled into the home they were always meant to have. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-story residence boasts views in almost

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every direction—a priority for the couple—but the subtle details are what give it character. There’s the careful Anasazi-inspired stonework on the kiva fireplace; the ironwork salvaged from Hurricane Katrina; the engraved stairs leading to the master bedroom; the intricate wooden heating and cooling vents; and the hand-carved corbels in the living room. While some of the house’s furnishings are new, like the leather sofa and chairs made in Fort Worth, many come from local re-sale shops. Johnson, a former decorator, scouted out eclectic pieces at Recollections, Stephen’s Consignment, and Early Street Antiques. The result is a harmonious blend of styles, where Mexican and Asian pieces coexist with contemporary and Southwestern classics. In contrast to the couple’s home in Fort Worth, where they spend five months a year, the color scheme here is dominated by glowing sunset hues: oranges and reds. And then there’s the art. From 1998 to 2011, Sewell and Johnson owned and operated Edmund Craig Gallery in Fort Worth, and it was, in part, their work that kept them coming back to Santa Fe. “We became good friends with a lot of gallery owners [here],” says Sewell. “There were certain artists that contacted us, too, because they wanted to be represented in Texas,” adds Johnson. Last year, the couple retired and made the transition from running a brick-and-mortar gallery to one that is strictly online. (New Mexico–based artists they represent include

Top, left: A nook with (clockwise from top left): Sacred Source by Jennie Franz in black walnut, a pot by Maria Martinez, Bloc #44 by Pascal, Lizard Pot by Anita Pauwels, and a ceramic piece by Cameron Wraye. Above: Deer Dancer (detail) by Mark and Karen Klay. Left: A black ceramic pot. Far left: Bloc #156 by Pascal (diptych in mixed media at top of steps), gourds and accessories by Mark and Karen Klay (top right), Spiral of Life by Heidi Loewen (on wall below railing), and Ancient Mariner by Patricia Warren (bronze sculpture on pedestal). 76


Above: Night Song I, II, and III by Poteet Victory (series of three paintings above table), a bronze and wood gong by J. G. Moore (centerpiece on table), Deer Dancer by Mark and Karen Klay (sculpture to the right of table), and a framed Navajo cradle wrap (on wall through arch). Right: Legend Series XVIII by Karl Umlauf sits on the wall above a ceramic sculpture by Nash. Opposite: Infinite Possibilities by homeowner Kenn Johnson (five-piece mixed media) and Yei Figure by Poteet Victory (on wall next to arch).


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James Roybal and Pamela Frankel Fiedler.) Their handson relationship to art is still strong, however, and their house is almost a gallery in itself. “I was the one for 13 years who planned and hung all the shows at our gallery,” says Sewell, “so I treated this home kind of like a gallery space. My philosophy about art is that there must be continuity and flow, and each piece needs to be able to stand on its own.” Every room is graced with pieces by artists working in different genres and media, among them ceramists Heidi Loewen and Patricia Naylor; painters Poteet Victory and Bette Ridgeway; and sculptors Pascal, Cameron Wraye, and Mark and Karen Klay. Johnson himself creates multi-layered abstract canvases in the garage-cum-studio occupying the lower half-story of the house, and the five paintings over the dining table are his. “Kenn and I have a really similar taste, which is nice,” says Sewell, adding that they are drawn to work with textural qualities. “Right now we’re pretty much out of space. Our acquiring days . . . well, I won’t say they are over . . . ” he trails off with a laugh. Johnson quickly picks up the thread, admitting he’s “still got things in the back of my head” that he wants. In the meantime, the couple is happy to soak up the high desert culture. This past summer they attended the workshopped second act of Theodore Morrison’s Santa

Fe Opera commission, Oscar, based on the life of Oscar Wilde. (“We’d both like to get more involved with the Opera,” Sewell says.) They are also big fans of the annual Girls, Inc., Arts and Crafts Show and the High Road Art Tour. But nothing can compete with the pleasures of home. “My favorite thing to do in Santa Fe is to sit out on the deck, have a glass of merlot, and watch the sunset,” says Sewell. “Life is so much more peaceful out here.”



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How do you think the horses feel about all this? Wendorf: I’m convinced that the horses are aware of the work they are doing—and that they love it. We never use a horse unless he volunteers himself. Some of the horses hang over the fence and watch the workshops, then they show up at the gate after a few weeks, wanting to be a part of it. They enjoy being met authentically and without agenda—just like we would. Your relationships with horses will mirror every relationship—whether at work or at home—you will ever have.

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Do you have any horses of your own? Wendorf: I have one, Artemis, and she is my greatest teacher. Half-day, one-day, and multiple-day programs are available at Bishop’s Lodge. Group pricing begins at $235 per person for a half-day workshop and $450 per person for a full-day workshop. Private sessions begin at $140 per hour. The Equus Experience,, 505-988-1500.

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past 20 years, was hired to handle interior design aspects of the renovation. She oversaw details involving surfaces, finishes, fabric selection, and furniture placement throughout and was also instrumental with the historic home’s lighting design and some of the outdoor color schemes. “I love working on old houses,” Duncan says. “I love any project that’s interesting and unique, but old homes are something I’m especially fond of.” Duncan notes that during the project, she appreciated the owners’ desire to honor the historic integrity of the home. “It was incredibly important to them to preserve a landmark on many different levels,” she says. In line with the owners’ preference for corals and soft blue greens, Duncan reupholstered and then rearranged furniture and relit objects. A gray taupe paint color choice was about keeping things fresh but not “newly new” looking. “We tried to make the home feel welcoming and cozy and keep the sense that it’s a home that’s lived in,” Duncan says. “It isn’t a museum. It could well be one, but it isn’t, and it isn’t meant to be.” The renovation of the Cassidy home lasted a year from start to finish, which was remarkably fast considering the permit process alone on a historic property can often last as long. But permitting went smoothly, with the owners’ patience—joined by a true desire, not to mention the financial ability—to preserve history easing the way. Today, the most rewarding aspect of this major renovation is not that the building has already won awards in historic remodeling (Skelly submitted the work to the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes and won for Best Historic Whole House Remodel), but instead revolves around more mundane details: “The heat works, the electricity works,” the owner says. “We don’t have lights that turn themselves on and off anymore.” As for any future remodels, two small guesthouses on the property will have to wait. The couple will finish the courtyard by rebuilding a historic well, after which they plan to spend their time “just loving and enjoying our home.”

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The Santa Fe food scene just didn’t feel the same after a kitchen fire forced the Plaza Café, open on the west side of the Plaza since 1904, to shut its doors two years ago. Happily for locals and tourists alike, the family owned eatery relaunched this summer after extensive renovations and the addition of a brand-new open kitchen. While dishes have been added to the menu (like the hearty Indian taco, pictured below, with tender carne asada, beans, cheese, and zippy chile), all the old favorites are back, including fluffy blue-corn piñon pancakes for breakfast. The Plaza’s burgers are fat-boys (don’t forget to add green chile), while the owners’ Greek heritage shines through in a pita-wrapped gyro (a lamb-beef combo with feta cheese and creamy cucumber sauce) and a giant Greek salad with salty Kalamata olives, mint, feta, and plump capers. The famous desserts have returned too—save room for the city’s best carrot cake. Welcome back, Plaza Café. We’ve missed you!—John Vollertsen The Plaza Café, 54 Lincoln, 505-982-1664,

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café society Although the American café is a descendant of European coffeehouse culture, which centered on caffeine-fueled beverages, the cafés of today serve up a heck of a lot more than just a good cup of joe. Santa Fe offers an eclectic bunch of eateries that include the word café in their name, from cozy neighborhood haunts like the Tune-Up Café to temples of culinary acclaim such as Cafe Pasqual’s and Coyote Cafe. Add two more spots that have the food world abuzz—the revamped Café Café and the brand new Café Fina—and it’s easy to see that our town is café crazy. Café Café (, in the Guadalupe district, might come with the tagline “So nice they named it twice.” Opened five years ago by longtime hospitality partners Kirstin Griffin and Donalee Goodbrod, the couple moved east early last summer and sold their popular business to restaurant veteran Stu Dickson, who’s breathed new life into the pizza-Italian grill concept with winning results. Dickson, who hails from Naples, Florida, entered the Santa Fe business world as a gallery owner with Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art on Canyon Road, a venture that highlights his wife’s vibrant paintings, which are also on

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display in the restaurant. With the gallery off and running, it was time for Dickson to reenter the restaurant world where he’s worked for most of his adult life. Café Café’s cozy dining room has been brightened up with a dramatic paprika-colored wall that underscores the large paintings, but it’s Dickson’s colorful personality and enthusiasm that give Café Café its charm. Dickson is an old-fashioned master host who makes you feel like family as he works the room—every time I dine here he charms my guests, waxing lyrical about the menu while eyeing details of the table service, removing plates, and filling wine glasses without missing a word. A real pro. The original menu has been left largely intact—a smart move considering the place had amassed a strong following. Slowly Dickson is introducing new dishes, with ones featuring a touch of the Southwest planned for the future. I can never pass up the tasty calamartachoke, with its lightly breaded, crisp-fried thistle, tangle of calamari, and three sauces for dipping (a garlicky bagna cauda, zesty marinara, and herbaceous aioli). Vegetarians will love the stuffed eggplant rolls: thin slices of grilled eggplant wrapped around a sauté of spaghetti squash. The clever Mex-Ital rosemary polenta fries with green-chile alfredo sauce are delicious to share. Fans of Café Café’s Paramount Pizza will be happy to know that the same crust and sauces are still at play here. The spinach, red onion, Kalamata, and goat cheese pie is a tasty variation on a theme, and pastas are also offered in innovative and classic versions. There’s a concise bottled beer list and a 50-plus wine list, which is largely Italian but features notable U.S. vineyards and a smattering from other countries. Our pinot grigio and verduzzo, Masi “Masianco,” was


Café Café’s calamartachoke appetizer is one-half calamari and one-half artichokes, served with three dipping sauces.


full-bodied enough to complement the aggressive flavors of the appetizers, while a chianti seemed better suited to pastas and pizza. Don’t miss the house-made spumoni: yolk-rich layered gelatos enhanced with amarone cherries, toasted hazelnuts, and candied citrus peel. When Real Food Nation near Eldorado closed earlier this year, that well-populated part of town lost a valued hangout. Happily, another local restaurant alum has revamped the spot with a new sleek decor and turned it into Café Fina ( Murphy O’Brien, formerly of Atalaya Restaurant and, more recently, Mu Du Noodles, has followed a wise formula to keep things simple, offering a dozen or so breakfast and lunch items that everyone craves and that he and his wife, Anna Maria, the baker, prepare with care and creativity. Café Fina is kid friendly, with specific outdoor areas to entertain the tykes (and the O’Briens’ children, who occasionally fill in as bussers when not at school). The all-day brunch menu incorporates both meals, and you’ll be tempted to add the in-house baked pastries to your order (scones, blueberry muffins, croissants, and assorted cookies). Anna Maria’s sour cream coffee cake and Happiness—a layered biscuit-custard-chocolate cookie bar—are worth blowing a day’s worth of calories on. There are no lighter pancakes in town than Café Fina’s ricottabuoyant Cloud Cakes, served with fresh berries and real maple syrup. (I don’t even like pancakes but finished these off.) Omelets are light and fluffy; my favorite is the Eldorado, packed with ham, mushrooms, jack cheese, guacamole, and chile. Definitely order a side of the hash browns, and get them with green chile and cheese (you have the whole day to work them off). The huevos motuleños are a tasty Yucatán specialty that combines over-easy eggs atop a corn tortilla that is then topped with black beans, feta, peas, sautéed bananas, and green or red chile—an odd-sounding combo that works deliciously. Sandwiches include a yummy crunchy fried tilapia sandwich served with house-made tartar sauce on a ciabatta bun. The green-chile burger pairs New Mexico beef with charred poblano strips, while the chopped salad with jicama, corn, feta, squash, pine nuts, garbanzos, and lemony vinaigrette keeps the non-meat set sated. The Aroma organic coffee drinks arrive in deep mugs, and there are agua frescas, juices, and sodas too. In Spanish, one of the meanings of fina is fine—and fine it definitely is.

There are no lighter pancakes in town than Café Fina’s Cloud Cakes.

As autumn rolls around, I feel a sort of relief and respite from the hot and hectic summer. The hospitality community takes a deep breath and prepares itself for the coming fall and holiday business. Even the heat in our heralded chiles tames as the peppers ripen to red after a season that kept taste buds happily aflame. There have been some major chef shakeups of late: Joseph Wrede is no longer at The Palace, and Charles Dale is no longer at Encantado Resort. In fact, Dale’s former home kitchen, and the one that put him on the culinary map in New Mexico, is now (and once again) called Rancho Encantado, with a new management group—Four Seasons—in charge and an entirely new staff at the stoves. As we go to print, both leaders in the industry are close to hatching their next edible schemes, so watch this space for updates. Chef James Campbell Caruso, who helms one of my favorite downtown restaurants, La Boca, opened the buzzy Taberna La Boca a stone’s throw away from the hopping original Marcy Street eatery. Caruso’s star continues to rise with this more traditional, less tapasy Spanish and Portuguese spot offering goodies like fisherman’s tuna stew, house-cured Basque sausage, and braised lamb shoulder with olives and figs. Yum! As the November election approaches I have a few votes to cast. I vote that we all volun-

Café Fina has outdoor areas where kids can be entertained.

teer and donate to local causes more; that we make sure everyone has enough food (; that kids receive nutrition education (; that the infirm get fed (; and that local farmers flourish (shop local). Remember, by dining as much as you can in your favorite restaurants, you keep our local economy thriving. What a great bite-partisan move!—JV october/november 2012

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Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-1977, Doc Martin’s restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Executive Chef Zippy White specializes in organic foods, with chile rellenos being his signature dish. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best of” award of excellence for 21 consecutive years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–9 pm; Saturday and Sunday brunch 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

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the foods I love, like a musician who says, I want to play the music I enjoy. He would have made a great conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday–Sunday 5–9 pm.

95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091, Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and housemade pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Prix-fixe three-course late night dining, 9–10:30 pm, $20.12. No restrictions. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.” —Albuquerque Journal

India Palace

227 Don Gaspar, 505-986-5859 Voted “Best Ethnic Restaurant” in Santa Fe. Located just one block from the Plaza, India Palace specializes in the dynamic, complex cuisine of Northern India using ayurvedic (science of longevity) cooking principles. Homemade cheese, yogurt, ghee, kulfi (pistachio ice cream), and tandoori-fired traditional breads complement the extensive menu, which includes chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Entrées may be ordered mild, medium, or hot. No artificial flavors or MSG. Restaurant entrance is located at Don Gaspar and Water Street, inside the parking lot. Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5–10 pm.

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

The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 Recognized by Gourmet magazine’s Guide to America’s Best Restaurants and The New York Times as a destination not to be missed. Chef/owner Mark Kiffin, the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef of the Southwest,” pairs seasonal contemporary American cuisine with professional service in a timeless, elegant adobe building designed by famed architect Alexander Girard. Extensive wine list, full bar, picturesque garden patios, and a variety of beautiful settings for wedding receptions, social affairs, or corporate events for 12 to 250 guests. Private parking. Seasonal specialty: tuna tartare topped with Osetra caviar and preserved lemon. Lunch Monday–Saturday 12–2 pm; bar nightly 5 pm–close; dinner nightly from 6 pm; full lunch and dinner menus available in the bar.

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997

with family recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. The full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Occasional musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 Chef-owned with “made by hand,” eclectic, innovative international cuisine and known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Just a short walk to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, hotels, and museums. “I admire a restaurateur who says, Hey, I want to cook


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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 finest and most popular restaurants for over 28 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing wait staff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11:00 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday– Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm.

La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 Experience Old World Santa Fe while dining at La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza. The menu showcases old favorites with New World twists. Our wine list is award-winning, our service is impeccable, and, accord-

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Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 hand-poured, handshaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes— totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home-style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Lunch and dinner Monday–Friday 11 am–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon–10 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested.

The Ranch House

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

Rancho de Chimayó

Santa Fe County Road 98, #300 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, A treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage. A timeless tradition. Serving world-renowned traditional and contemporary native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambi-

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

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

ence indoors at this century-old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó’s specialty: carne adovada— marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days, May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Online store is now open!

Rio Chama

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


231 Washington, 505-984-1788 Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House,

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211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531 or 505-984-7962 Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant illuminates the dining experience by offering casual dining by fireside and candlelight in the evenings. Executive Pastry Chef Andrea Clover (two-time Chocolate Fantasy Award winner) and her imaginative desserts are reason alone to visit. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 World’s Best, Gold List Award recipient. Breakfast 7–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5–9 pm. Early evening dinner Cena Pronto, 5–6:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–2 pm.

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

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ing to reviewers, you’ll be dining in the “best of Santa Fe style.” La Plazuela hours: breakfast daily 7–11:30 am; lunch Monday–Friday 11:30 am–2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm; dinner daily 5:30–10 pm.

offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people-watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 Terra, the signature restaurant for Rancho Encantado, a Four Seasons Resort, features majestic views of the surrounding mountains and offers an inventive interpretation of American cuisine. Terra diners enjoy organic, locally sourced ingredients and majestic views of the surrounding desert. For a dining experience that is in perfect harmony with the local lifestyle, Terra's thoughtful cuisine offers an inventive interpretation of classic Southwestern dishes and regional influences. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7–11:30 am (Saturday and Sunday to 11 am); lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–10 pm; brunch (Saturday and Sunday) 11 am–2:30 pm. october/november 2012

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Featured Event October 14 Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway. Jazz musicians Eddie Daniels (clarinet) and Roger Kellaway (piano) perform their Live at the Library of Congress concert to benefit the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding. Impressionist artist Doug Coffin joins the duo with live, on-stage painting. $25–$35, 4 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-9881234,

October October 1 Ryan Bingham. New Mexico native and Academy Award–winning songwriter Ryan Bingham performs. Presented by Heath Concerts, $24–$44, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, October 1–5 White Sands Photography Workshop. Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian leads a traditional photography workshop. One day in a Santa Fe classroom follows three days of photographing White Sands National Monument. $995 (includes tuition and entrance fees), Alamogordo and Santa Fe, 505-983-2934, October 4–7 and 11–14 Working. A musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s Working by Santa Fe Rep. $24 (discounts for seniors and children), Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 505-6296517, October 6–8 Abiquiú Studio Tour. Visit the studios of more than 80 artists in the historic area where Georgia O’Keeffe once lived. Free, 10 am–5 pm, various locations, 505-685-4454, October 11 Vladimir Kush: Matrix of Love Preview and Plated Dinner. Chalk Farm Gallery hosts a three-course dinner the night before awardwinning artist Vladimir Kush's solo exhibition, Matrix of Love, opens to the public. Glimpse Kush's sculptures and paintings while enjoying live music and talking with the artist. Tickets: $100 each, $150 per pair. RSVP required: 505-983-7125 or chalkfarm@ Chalk Farm Gallery, 729 Canyon,

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

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The Last of the Haussmans and Timon of Athens Broadcast in HD from London’s National Theatre. October 12 (Haussmans) & November 8 (Timon), 7 pm

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Of Mice and Men

New York’s Acting Company performs John Steinbeck’s classic. October 17, 7 pm

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Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis meet up on the eve of WWII. November 16 & 17, Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 pm & 8 pm

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October 13–14 El Rito Studio Tour. Once an early Spanish settlement, El Rito now hosts an annual studio tour where attendees have the opportunity to meet and visit with more than 20 artists who live and work there. Free, various locations, 505-581-0155, October 20 Mayor’s Ball. Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity hosts a gala benefit with music by The Jimmy Stadler Band and appearances by Steve Thomas, former star of PBS’s This Old House, as well as Mayor David Coss. Enjoy hors d’ouevres, a seated dinner, and silent and live auctions. $150, 5:30 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-986-5880 ext. 14,

November November 2–4 Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. An eco-conscious art market and juried art show, presented in conjunction with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, America Recycles Day, and New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-603-0558, November 10 Sacred Sensuous. Women of all ages perform in a dance-concert benefit for Orphans of the World (orphansoftheworld .com), a non-profit organization that works to improve the future of orphans worldwide. $18–$25, Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta, 505-988-1234, November 13 Artist Talk with Iris Häussler. Discuss Iris Häussler’s detailed, conceptual installations with the artist herself. $5–$10, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 505-989-1188,

Museums Through December 30, 2012 Contemplative Landscape. A photography exhibit showcasing New Mexico’s landscape, including works from the Palace of the Governors archives as well as contemporary artists. $9 (discounts for children), New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 505-476-5200, Through December 31, 2012 Four Concurrent Solo Exhibitions. Digital images and photographs by Yepa-Pappan, paintings by Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree), and a film by Billy Luther. $10 (discounts for seniors and children), Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral, 888-922-IAIA, Through March 4, 2013 They Wove for Horses: Diné Saddle Blankets. A look at the artistry behind Navajo saddle blankets. $9 (discounts for children), Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 505-4761250, Through March 10, 2013 Folk Art in the Andes. More than 850 works are featured in this exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century art, including painting, metalwork, woodcarving, embroidery, and more. $9 (discounts for children), Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200, Through April 2013 A Certain Fire: Mary Cabot Wheelwright Collects the Southwest. This exhibit features pottery, metalwork, textiles, and more from the collection of Mary Cabot Wheelwright, who founded the museum in 1937. Free, 704 Camino Lejo, 505-982-4636,

November 24–25 SWAIA Winter Indian Market. Nearly 200 American Indian artists showcase their work during Indian Market’s winter version, now in its seventh year. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-983-5220,

Through May 5, 2013 Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image. Paintings and drawings of the Southwestern landscape, as well as photographs from Georgia O’Keeffe’s camping trips. $12 (discounts for seniors and children), Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 505-946-1000,

November 26–27 La Cienega Studio Tour. One of New Mexico’s oldest studio tours is now in its 38th year. Sunrise Springs’s Atrium room features a preview of each artist’ work to inspire your route through the village. Free, various locations, 505-699-6788,

Through January 2014 It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico. A chronological exhibition of the Southwest’s changing artwork with works by Agnes Martin and Judy Chicago. $9 (discounts for children), New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace, 505-476-5072,

Taos October 5 Force of Nature. Contemporary artists Gretchen Ewert, Pat Pollard, and Ginger Mongiello display their works in the Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium. Through November 30. Free, Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 575-758-2052, October 6–7 The Wool Festival at Taos. A wool market takes the stage during the wool festival’s 29th year. Food vendors and live music are present, and events include shearing, spinning, and dyeing demonstrations as well as wool and fleece competitions. Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 800-684-0340, October 26–28 Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. The 30th annual rally—organized by the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Association—hosts between 35 and 50 balloons each year. Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Field (on the corner of Albright and Gusdorf), 575-758-9210, Through September 2013 The Third Chapter: Woody Crumbo. An exhibition of the Potawatomi artist, flautist, and dancer’s work, which is also on display at the Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. $8–$10, G.E. Foster Jr. Gallery of Prints at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux, 575-758-9826,


Puye Cliff Dwellings p hoto g ra p h by Ha r ve y L loy d

Occupied for nearly 700 years (from 900 to 1,580 AD), the ancient site of the Puye Cliff Dwellings, a National Historic Landmark in the Santa Clara Canyon, was once home to 1,500 Pueblo Indians. In 1907, Edgar Lee Hewett, working with the Southwest Society of the Archeological Institute of America, excavated the site, revealing cliff and cave dwellings carved out of volcanic tuff. A mesa is home to a central plaza with dwellings built around it, while two levels of cliffs below have one-time residences that span a combined stretch of nearly 1.5 miles. Activities: Tours of the site ($7–$35 for adults) are offered seven days a week, year-round, weather permitting. Visitors can climb ladders up onto cliffs and down into caves, ride a shuttle up to the mesa, and gain insight into an ancient way of life. Amenities: An original Harvey House—a chain of restaurants and hotels built beginning in the late 19th century to accommodate mostly riders of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway—is on-site and serves as an interpretive center and gift shop. Directions: From Santa Fe, travel north on US-285/84. Turn left onto NM-502 at the Los Alamos exit. When you reach NM-30, turn right and continue until you arrive at the Puye Welcome Center, which is located at NM-30’s junction with Santa Clara Canyon Road. For more information: Visit or call 505-927-2731.


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