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Fred Harvey: History + Hospitality • Chocolate Pleasures and Treasures • Winter Art Warm-Up

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The History Issue february / march 2013


20 An Artist’s Pilgrimage Photographer Annie Leibovitz visits Georgia O’Keeffe’s Abiquiú home

24 A Man, the Open Trail, and Southwest Freedom Gunther MAIer

Gunther Maier chronicles one man’s odyssey

50 What The Eye Captures


A cross country journey on horseback leads one man to the great Southwest.

Ernest Knee’s iconic photographs of Santa Fe

52 Harvey Hospitality Innovation in Southwestern railroad travel began with Fred Harvey

55 Photography Special: The Santa Fe Lens

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Cody Brothers’s photo project, 2012 Through the Pinhole 366, captures New Mexico’s culture and beauty.

Learn about Santa Fe’s storied history through Ernest Knee’s photographs of Santa Fe landmarks, including a 1941 image of La Fonda on the Plaza.


10 Publisher’s Note 14 City Different ArtFeast, Sweetheart Auction, The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s photo contest, The Globetrotter Diaries, and more 18 Santa Favorites Chocolate in the City Different

33 Railyard Arts District Insert Introducing a new special magazine focused exclusively on the Railyard Arts District 59 Art Photographer Cody Brothers, The Signature Gallery’s generational artists, art previews 69 Living Furniture maker Anthony E. Martinez and on-the-market gems 81 Dining World-inspired cuisine 86 Events February + March happenings 88 Day Trip Los Alamos’s Bradbury Science Museum

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ON THE COVER Annie Leibovitz, Door in adobe wall at Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 2011. © Annie Leibovitz. From Pilgrimage (Random House, 2011). Read more about Leibovitz’s visit to O’Keeffe Country on page 20.


Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny have drawn painters to France for more than a century in hopes of seizing inspiration and painting their incredible beauty. In visiting where the greats have worked, we sense the passion they felt while creating in their environment. I have personally experienced this while visiting the various homes of Ernest Hemingway, one of my favorite writers. In this issue, we follow the world famous photographer Annie Leibovitz (of Vanity Fair fame) and her pilgrimage, retracing the steps of Georgia O’Keeffe in and around the painter’s property in Abiquiú. We get to share the inspiration and beauty that Leibovitz experienced and captured through her photography—the mountains, canyons, and valleys that were dear to O’Keeffe. The Santa Fean is honored to have this exclusive cover story to share with you. Santa Fe’s history is rich with a vast array of creative people who inhabited our cityscape, leaving behind resonant images, words, and music. Like Leibovitz felt, there is something to capture by retracing the steps of great artists. Up-and-coming painters take pride in the pedigree of their studio, hoping to tap into its artistic legacy. A sense of magic is a part of so many places here in the City Different, igniting the work of visionaries of all kinds. A highly renowned scientist recently told me he set up his research company here, inspired by the creative environment of Santa Fe. He wanted his researchers to experience that spirit, and he knew the creativity here is not limited to the arts. Those of us lucky enough to live in or visit Santa Fe are able to apply that same espíritu to our own lives. Inspiration is one of Santa Fe’s touchstones and certainly abounds in nature all around us. If it worked for Georgia O’Keeffe, and it worked for Annie Leibovitz, maybe it will work for you and me, too.




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Q: Why do you think Santa Fe is considered to be a romantic city? “Santa Fe is such a unique place. All you have to do is look around at the scenery, the art, the food, the drinks, and the people to see that we all love and share great passion for all things beautiful.” —Chris Milligan, mixologist and manager, Secreto Bar at Hotel St. Francis



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“Santa Fe is mysterious, beautiful, and earthy. From historic and sun-drenched adobe churches, to the spice of Native chiles and drama of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains under turquoise blue sky, the city is a full sensory experience where you can indulge in the romance of food, culture, and 400 years of history.” —Andrea Gates, managing director, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

“Close your eyes. Breathe in clear mountain air laced with notes of juniper and leather. Hear the hot crackle of piñon on cast iron. Feel the spice of rich red chile on your lips. Now open your eyes . . . to the most beautiful sunset in the world.” —Eric Garduño, director, William Siegal Gallery


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b e n e f i t ’Tis the season for sweetness! Share some love by attending the 8th annual Sweetheart Auction (February 9, 5–9 pm) at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. A catered dinner, silent and live auctions, and a vacation raffle raise funds for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM). “The Sweetheart Auction takes on new meaning this year as the foundation marks its 10th anniversary and celebrates the thousands of cancer patients that we’ve helped over the last decade,” says Bud Hamilton, chairman of the CFFNM Board. “Our goal is to raise an extra $100,000 at this year’s event to continue to expand our services to a much larger patient group.” Some of this year’s unique auction items include dinner for eight with actress Ali MacGraw, a gold and turquoise necklace by jewelers Ramón José López and Nance López, and one-of-a-kind art pieces by artists Pablita Velarde, Allan Houser, and Rebecca Tobey. Plus, a $100 raffle ticket could win you a trip for two to Paris, Machu Picchu, and beyond. Now that’s a sweet deal indeed! Visit cffnm.org for tickets and more information.

“Members of both organizations have truly risen to the occasion,” says ARTsmart Board President Mary Bonney.

where food and art collide a r t “I am so excited about all of the new,” ARTsmart Board President Mary Bonney says of Santa Fe’s highly anticipated sensory treat, ARTfeast. The fête is slated this year for the weekend of February 22–24. “New merger, new events, new people,” Bonney explains. This year’s celebration joins local non-profits ARTsmart and Fine Art for Children & Teens, Inc. (FACT). FACT has been providing youth visual-arts classes for 22 years. ARTsmart’s efforts have historically raised over $1 million for youth arts-related organizations. Continuing in its tradition, ARTfeast will continue to showcase Santa Fe’s outstanding food and art. On board for this good cause are restaurant/gallery pairings like ViVO Contemporary and Jinja Bar & Bistro, as well as Pippin Contemporary and Jambo Café. ARTsmart and FACT are growing their base of support and offerings with the addition of SITE Santa Fe’s Bloody Mary Breakfast on Sunday and the New Mexico School for the Arts auctioning student-created handmade chess sets. “The joint venture between ARTsmart and FACT will allow both organizations to develop our children’s programming into a larger area of outreach and hopefully, in the future, become a statewide organization,” Bonney says. “Members of both organizations have truly risen to the occasion and shown great leadership and passion.” Visit artfeast.com for more information. 14


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“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” —Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe, 3 Zinnias, 1921, oil on canvas, 6 x 8", Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

picture this around the world b o o k s Michael Clinton, a selfdescribed “travel-a-holic,” reveals his favorite tales and tips in The Globetrotter Diaries: Tales, Tips, and Tactics for Traveling the Seven Continents (Glitterati, January 2013). Clinton’s treks span 122 countries and seven continents since his first self-funded visit to Europe at age 12. The indomitable traveler carved out time for his wanderlust—balancing his work as president of marketing and publishing for Hearst Magazines and his extensive involvement with the nonprofit Circle of Generosity. The Globetrotter Diaries has a special section devoted to Santa Fe, celebrating Clinton’s decision to become a half-time resident. He ranks the City Different on his list of top five places of all time. “Ultimately, you’ll find your own spirit here,” he writes. “You’ll become more of yourself. . . . You’ll learn to breathe in a different way and you’ll experience the light and you’ll be rejuvenated. . . . And if that ain’t a spiritual place to be, then I don’t know what is.”

a r t Capturing more than a great shot, local photographers recently had a chance to win $500 and a Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Intensive (among other prizes) during the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Photography Competition. The winning images grace the museum’s website (okeeffemuseum.org) beginning February 1. A review of those memorable photos will also be featured in O’Keeffe Magazine. The flower-themed contest, highlighting the artist’s emblematic motif, coincided with O’Keeffe’s 125th birthday celebration. “Georgia O’Keeffe has become known for her unique interpretations of flowers through abstract paintings, her use of color palette, and style,” says photographer and director of VERVE Gallery of Photography Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson, who was one of the competition’s jurors. “We were looking for inspired interpretations of flowers that go beyond our everyday seeing; photographs that struck us as unique approaches to the common subject matter of a flower, in the same way that O’Keeffe was able to do with her paintings.” Photographers—keep your gear at the ready— you’ll need it for the museum’s landscape-themed competition, scheduled for late 2013.


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go healthy or go home g y m s Where else but Santa Fe can you merge mindfulness with an individually personalized workout? For something unique, upscale, and totally renewing, try Buddha Fitness Club (buddhafitnessclub.com) in the booming Railyard district. The Club is a perfect example of just how good different can be. Santa Feans can sample individualized fitness plans in an elegant setting with a concierge level of attention. To stretch those winter muscles for spring, try a private yoga session. There’s also a cardio fusion session that ramps up your body with a mix of spinning, yoga, and suspension training. Fitness guerillas can hit the ground with an urban training session, rocking the healthful groove on Santa Fe’s city streets. After your workout, relax in the club’s spa-like setting and rest easy knowing it’s the only gym in Santa Fe that has a LEED Platinum certification. A slew of other options also exist for the discerning fitness devotee who likes to switch up the body basics. There’s the popular Santa Fe Climbing Center (climbsantafe. com), featuring a bouldering room and a lead climbing room. There’s also buzz in town about West Alameda’s Undisputed Fitness (crossfitsantafe.com), offering newly popular CrossFit exercise classes. And at BODY of Santa Fe (bodyofsantafe.com), you’ll find everything from Vinyasa Yoga to Nia dance classes. The City Different certainly nurtures health and style—so get moving. Join a class or hire a trainer, and embrace the art of feeling good. 16


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Kakawa Chocolate House specializes in authentic drinking chocolates with a MesoAmerican pedigree. Below: Edible 23k gold and silver leaf adorns the signature milagros at Todos Santos.

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CACAO was MEdiCine to the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, restoring mood and health—a cornerstone of their ceremonies and celebrations. Since then, the value of the cacao bean, the source of sacred chocolate, has increased tremendously. Today, health-related articles promote dark chocolate as a powerful antioxidant, improving cardiovascular health and circulation, providing nutrients, and boosting mood levels. For those who crave sweets but are prone to guilt, it’s time to put your highly processed candy and cakes to the side. Take note: Chocolate is good for you. But not just any chocolate—darker is better, and the higher the grade of cacao, the more effective the antioxidant properties. Fortunately, the choices for high-grade, exceptional chocolate in Santa Fe are plentiful. To trace chocolate to its indigenous roots, visit the incomparable Kakawa Chocolate House (kakawachocolates.com), offering 100 percent cacao elixirs, some tempered with honey or agave nectar, others simply cacao essence itself. The unsweetened Aztec Warrior sipping chocolate is laden with Pasilla de Oaxaca chile and Mexican vanilla. Mayan Full Spice excites with Chihuacle negro chile and agave, and Zapoteca, a nearly naked cacao, delights with a lashing of agave. The milder European versions, such as the American, are closer to hot chocolate and are also popular selections. Sip on-site or take in a powder form to go. Todos Santos (505-982-3855), housed in the Casa Sena courtyard, has an equally taste-captivating chocolate selection. For 14 years, Hayward Simoneaux has seduced the discriminating chocolate lover with his signature milagros decorated with edible 23k gold and silver leaf. “It’s all in the presentation,” Simoneaux says, and each holiday brings new intricate chocolate designs and luxe packaging, often At C.G. Higgins Confections, each truffle is handmade and then dipped into Guittard Prestige dark chocolate.



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handcrafted by local artists. The line-up includes truffles (salt, pepper, and original dark chocolate are favorites), and a wide range of chocolate bars, toffees, and caramels. These treasures are displayed alongside folk art decorations from around the world, most of which are also available for purchase. Simoneaux has no website, nor email, but has thrived through word of mouth, a few selectively-placed ads, and a reputation for quality and kitsch that has grown his worldwide market. Chuck Higgins at C.G. Higgins Confections (cghiggins.com) joins the ranks of Santa Fe chocolatiers who take their edible art seriously. Chuck conjures up 35 different varieties of delectable truffles. One of the newest entries is the balsamic vinegar; all are handmade on-site and dipped in Guittard Prestige dark chocolate for a perfectly sweet experience. Higgins is also well known for his fudge, flavored caramel corn, and award-winning brittles. His popular chile pecan, a top seller, was among several confections recently featured on the Food Network. The ChocolateSmith (chocolatesmith.com) joins the other three confectioners to form what they’ve collectively named the Santa Fe Chocolate Trail, providing a map and description of each location. Also featured on the Food Network, The ChocolateSmith specializes in fresh dark chocolate made daily. Favorites include both red and green chile pistachio barks and a dark chocolate Petit Paté, made with dark chocolate ganache and organic vanilla—dipped in more dark chocolate! New to the Santa Fe chocolate scene is Lorin Parrish’s BODY Café (bodyofsantafe.com). Parrish offers organic treats, using dark wildcrafted chocolate from a single farm in Venezuela. Parrish, a dedicated health practitioner and vegan since she was 16 years old, helps staff create the truffles in the BODY kitchen, and says sourcing her raw chocolate from one farm increases the purity of the final product. The raw and vegan selection will challenge your palate; the truffle infused with lavender is truly one exceptional taste treat. For those who love chocolates with a historic pedigree, longtime candy favorite Señor Murphy (senormurphy.com) has been serving Santa Feans and visiting tourists for more than 40 years. Known for handcrafted chocolate, caramels, toffee, and brittles, Murphy’s delectables are made in small batches and stirred in large copper kettles to ensure taste and texture. Spicy chile, pine nuts, and Southwestern packaging top the Santa Fe experience.

Alongside signature elixirs, Kakawa Chocolate House also temps with truffles using housemade 80-percent dark chocolate, medicinal herbs, agave nectar, honey, and organic fruit and nectar purees.

Señor Murphy’s handmade chocolate, caramel, toffee, and brittle is made in small batches and wrapped in colorful Southwestern packaging. Left: BODY Café’s newest menu addition: raw and vegan chocolates made with all natural ingredients.

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t was lucky happenstance that prompted Annie Leibovitz to include Georgia O’Keeffe in the exhibition Pilgrimage. The world-famous photographer received a Woman of Distinction award by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in 2009. Visiting New Mexico to accept it, she was invited by the museum to experience Ghost Ranch and O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiú. Though she had been to Santa Fe and Taos before, she had never explored those particular sites. “I didn’t expect to be moved when we walked into O’Keeffe’s studio,” says Leibovitz in the exhibition’s companion book of the same name, “but I found myself weeping. It’s hard to describe the sense of solitude and peace in that room.” That inspired Leibovitz to incorporate the influential painter into her highly personal project. Pilgrimage chronicles an internal dialogue of sorts between herself and iconic figures (such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marian Anderson, and Virginia Woolf) and locations (including Niagara Falls, Walden Pond, and the Yosemite Valley, to name a few). The exhibition debuted at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in January 2012 and is traveling to museums nationwide since May. It opens February 15 at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Pilgrimage is a departure for Leibovitz, who began her career at Rolling Stone in 1970 and is renowned for her portraiture. The photographic subjects are places and objects rather than people. Yet, according to the museum’s curator, Carolyn Kastner, it’s a mistake to regard Leibovitz as only “the photographer of famous people.” Her genius is her ability to capture transitional moments with her subjects, in photography that can “seem impromptu,” but is in fact, “well considered.” Like Georgia O’Keeffe, who helped forge American modernism at a young age, Leibovitz is also a pioneering artist working in a field still chiefly dominated by men. Kastner notes that the two are “really strong women . . . both of them are really known for that.” Not surprisingly, Leibovitz found a sort of kindred spirit in Georgia O’Keeffe and

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Photographer Annie Leibovitz (opposite) traveled to the Abiquiú home of artist Georgia O’Keeffe (left in O’Keeffe with Her New Leica, 1966, by Todd Webb) to photograph the home and its surroundings for Leibovitz’s recent book Pilgrimage and its accompanying exhibition. The project, chronicling the photographer’s exploration of iconic figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Virginia Woolf, is on display at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum beginning February 15. The exhibit displays some of O’Keeffe’s celebrated paintings, such as Pedernal, 1941/1942 (above), reimagined through Leibovitz’s lens.

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Bleeding Heart, 1932, pastel on paper, 15 x 10", Gift of Anne Windfohr Marion and Anne Windfohr Grimes. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum



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O’Keeffe made the patio doorway at her Abiquiú home the subject of many of her paintings, such as Patio Door with Green Leaf, 1956 (above, left), which paved the way for Leibovitz’s interpretation in Door in adobe wall at Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 2011 (above, right).

responded immediately to the artist’s surroundings—especially, says Kastner, to “the kind of discipline and professionalism that is so apparent when you’re in the home.” O’Keeffe organized her life around her art and even went so far as to alter her old adobe to create large windows. Not an easy task, but the artist maintained the structural integrity of the building. “She created access to the visual landscape that inspired her,” Kastner says. “When Annie Leibovitz saw this, she was really moved, because it was about O’Keeffe’s dedication to her art.” Leibovitz’s connection to O’Keeffe is evident in Pilgrimage in ways both obvious and subtle; in fact, two of her photographs quote O’Keeffe’s work directly. In Red Hill Ghost Ranch, Leibovitz documents the same land that O’Keeffe painted in Purple Hills Ghost Ranch (1934). The other allusion is the photograph The Black Place, which relates to O’Keeffe’s own Black Place III (1945). Despite sharing a subject, these last two images are very different. “What ends up in the book is a close-up of the ground,” says Kastner of Leibovitz’s piece, which showcases rocks, which were, as Kastner says, “very important to O’Keeffe,” explaining that she “brought rocks from the Black Place back to her home.” Leibovitz spent lots of time in the museum’s research center, where she pored over the artists’ tangible property: bones, oddities, and art materials. “I found O’Keeffe’s pastels especially moving,” she says in the book Pilgrimage. “She made them herself. They were the color of the landscape. Reds and browns and yellows and blues. And they were worn. She had used them.” O’Keeffe’s bed was also of particular interest to Leibovitz, who captures its austerity in a spare and evocative image. According to Kastner, the bed, with its white linen cover, “gives you something of O’Keeffe’s being,” citing “a hole in the fabric, not mended or fixed in any way” that highlights the modesty with which the artist lived. “She was a wealthy

“You can tell what was important to her,” Annie Leibovitz writes in Pilgrimage. “I’ve seen some ways I wish I could live, and on some level Georgia O’Keeffe sets the bar.”

Leibovitz found O’Keeffe’s pastels—which the artist used to create the emblematic Bleeding Heart (opposite page)—particularly interesting because O’Keeffe made them herself. The colors, which appear in Leibovitz’s Georgia O’Keeffe’s handmade pastels (above), were the color of the landscape. “Reds and browns and yellows and blues,” Leibovitz writes in Pilgrimage. “And they were worn. She had used them.”

woman,” Kastner continues. “She saved and mended and used things up. She paid for expensive furniture and clothing and used it to a nubbin.” Those values spoke deeply to Leibovitz. “The simplicity of her single bed with the threadbare linens and the horizon line says it for me,” she writes. “You can tell what was important to her. I’ve seen some ways I wish I could live, and on some level Georgia O’Keeffe sets the bar.” february/march 2013

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“A mAn’s Got t A Do whA t A mAn’s Got to Do.” by Tracey Selingo

photographs by Gunther Maier

John Wayne Haynes saddled up and broke free. On the morning of October 2, 2009, he hitched his life and rode out of southern Michigan with three of his closest allies: two Appaloosas, Misti and Harley, and his border collie/blue heeler, Sheila. He left his job as a butcher, his worldly possessions, and an ex-wife behind, knowing full well the journey of his lifetime was 2,000 miles ahead.

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The 55-year-old dreamer traveled on horseback for six months through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas before reaching Sante Fe, New Mexico. He picked up a red heeler, Rudy, in Arkansas, not to mention many good memories along the way.



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Haynes rode approximately 20 to 25 miles each day, navigating cars and traffic along the way. Finally reaching a desolate stretch of road in New Mexico, on NM 419 between Mosquero and Trementina, a man and his dogs were at last able to relax and ride free with the wind to their backs.

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John settled in as a horseman at the Broken Saddle Ranch. He lives a richly simple life—a tepee, his home. There’s no electricity—a shepherd’s stove, buffalo skins, Sheila, and Rudy keep him warm in the winter.



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Haynes cares for all his animals with deep affection. Harley, one of his two Appaloosas, was struck by lightning at his camp a year ago, and is buried nearby. He, Misty, Sheila, and Rudy were deeply affected by the loss, underscored by the animals lingering at the gravesite for days.

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“He lives A RiCHlY siMPle liFe—A TePee, His HOMe.”

Occasionally Haynes will ride into Madrid, New Mexico, to visit his many friends and family members, but he’ll admit, it’s always nice to return to camp to enjoy the simple pleasures that life affords.

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annie Leibovitz, The Cerro Pedernal from Georgia O’Keeffe’s patio at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 2010. © annie Leibovitz


GuNtHer Maier started taking pictures in Germany with nothing more than a Kodak instamatic camera and curiosity. He later completed a three-year photography apprenticeship and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing communication and design before heading to the states to join an elusive club of madmen, working as an art director in large and small New York City agencies. eventually, he cofounded his own advertising agency in Philadelphia, building numerous brands and winning his fair share of awards before finally having his fill, packing his bags, and heading west to Santa Fe. Here, the dots of Maier’s life started connecting at light speed. With nothing but the open road before him, he started a HarleyDavidson tour company, ride the Dream, rediscovered his love of photography, and entered the world of filmmaking. To see more of Maier’s work please visit roadhousepictures.net.

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“SITE Santa Fe, the Southwest’s premier contemporary art venue…” —The New York Times

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets

Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Pearl July 13 – Oct 13, 2013

Photo: Kate Russell

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2 Publisher’s Note, the Railyard district’s history 4 James Kelly Contemporary Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 6 Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 8 TAI Gallery, David Richard Gallery 11 LewAllen Galleries 13 William Siegal Gallery PUBLISHER

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The Railyard Arts District has now come into its own, as this special supplement to the Santa Fean illustrates. Five years ago, the only galleries in the area were SITE Santa Fe and James Kelly Contemporary—nothing like today’s burgeoning collection of art spaces. The organization’s name reflects the evolution of the area—once called the Guadalupe district. The neighborhood is now known as the Railyard district, and it’s home to some of Santa Fe’s finest contemporary galleries, who relocated and established new spaces in the heart of this historic area. With this growth, a whole new neighborhood for art enthusiasts is born. The contemporary and stunning architecture of these galleries boasts tall ceilings and large, open spaces. They are the perfect venues for the contemporary art found here. You may think you’re in SoHo, not Santa Fe, but the charming train whistle will be a good reminder you are, in fact, in the City Different. All the venues are within easy walking distance of each other and just a short enjoyable walk from downtown or Canyon Road. In addition, quality restaurants abound in the area, allowing you to spend all day immersing yourself in an unforgettable cultural experience. Whether you take the train, bus, bike ride or walk the Rail Trail, or drive Guadalupe Street, the Railyard district offers one of the most accessible and unique areas in Santa Fe. For art lovers, your exploration of the Santa Fe art scene is not complete without a visit to this transformed neighborhood, and the galleries of The Railyard Arts District.



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On the cover, clockwise from top: Beverly Fishman at David Richard Gallery; Oli Sihvonen at James Kelly Contemporary; Ed Moses at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art; Karen Gunderson at William Siegal Gallery; Robert Motherwell at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art; and Emily Mason at LewAllen Galleries. Center: Shono Tokuzo at TAI Gallery.

history in the making Over the last two decades, Santa Fe has emerged as a major player on the international contemporary art scene. Southwestern landscapes, turquoise jewelry, and Native American wares are still important draws for visitors and collectors, but the City Different is also a center of cutting edge art—from large-scale installations to minimalist sculptures. The heart and soul of this ongoing evolution is the newly reborn Railyard district. The arrival of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway in the late 19th century ushered in social and economic changes to Santa Fe, transforming the city into a hub of culture and commerce, with the Railyard as its inception point. It’s not surprising that the area’s present-day incarnation is also ground zero for the town’s contemporary art scene. After years of underuse following the rise of interstate and air travel, the warehouse-filled Railyard was given a new lease on life in 1987. City officials decided that the area needed and deserved revitalization, and the seeds for redevelopment were planted. A master plan was approved in 2002, following years of debate on details and designs, and groundbreaking began two years later. In 2008, the brand-new Railyard was officially unveiled at a much-attended grand-opening ceremony. The success and vitality that the Railyard enjoys today is due in large part to the artists, art lovers, and art experts who championed the area in its infancy. A key player in making the Railyard the epicenter of Santa Fe’s growing contemporary art scene is SITE Santa Fe. A world-class exhibition space, non--profit SITE Santa Fe opened its doors in 1995. SITE made a name for itself by hosting extraordinary biennials on par with such exhibitions as the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale, showcasing contemporary artwork on display and on sale in the City Different. The presence of SITE Santa Fe inspired gallerists to bring their own endeavors just south of downtown. Soon the Railyard’s once-empty, high-ceilinged structures were brimming with modern-day marvels and art enthusiasts from around the city, around the country, and around the world.





Contemporary Painting, Sculpture & Glass Art of International Stature

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tracking art galleries are breaking ground in Santa Fe

T James Kelly Contemporary's museum-like space exhibits paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, and works on paper by European and American artists, including many New Mexico locals. Here, a view of Robert Kelly's installation Back and Forth (2012).

Jeremy Thomas's installation Smart Orange at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (2012). Below: Aldo Chaparro's installation I've Lost Control Again at James Kelly Contemporary (2012).


wo years after the launch of SITE Santa Fe, James Kelly, attracted to the industrial aesthetic of the Railyard, opened his eponymous gallery directly across the street. James Kelly Contemporary (550 S Guadalupe, jameskelly.com) settled into the HansenSears Building, where it remained the only gallery at that location until 2006. At the time of its opening, James Kelly was also the sole gallery for the entire Railyard complex. Following an extensive renovation of the building, a handful of other like-minded galleries soon moved in, making for a particularly buzzy corner of town. James Kelly’s museum-like space features paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, works on paper, and more by post-war European and American artists. The gallery also showcases a stable of talented New Mexican artists. From minimalist graphite cubes and colorful geometric abstractions, to stainless-steel sculptures and narrative-driven photographs, James Kelly’s diverse collections and half-dozen annual exhibitions explore form, illusion, and the act of art-making, among other themes. Moving from just off the Plaza, after 21 years, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (554 S Guadalupe, charlottejackson.com) relocated to the Railyard district in 2010, and is now one of the residents of the HansenSears Building. Internationally renowned for its focus on monochrome painters, the gallery also specializes in sculpture and paintings by early California minimalists. Also of interest are works inspired by the late 20th-century light-and-space movement; as well as hard-edge and geometric abstractions. The sophisticated space typically hosts 12 monthly exhibitions and owner Charlotte Grey Jackson frequently travels on behalf of the gallery and its artists, drawing a global set of art collectors and enthusiasts to the Railyard.

Painted Checkerboard Mantle - Huari Culture 850 AD, cotton and natural dyes, 50 x 131 inches





Monden Kogyoku, Thunderhead, madake and rattan, 18 x 17 x 18", at TAI Gallery

In 2005, Sandy Zane and Ned Bennett opened Zane Bennett Contemporary Art (435 S Guadalupe, zanebennettgallery.com) in a small, historic adobe on Canyon Road. They quickly realized that they needed a much bigger and much different kind of space in order to accommodate the art they wanted to represent—art that often includes largescale works. The following year they bought a building in the Railyard district. In 2008, after an extensive renovation that preserved the structure’s historic exterior and completely gutted its interior, the new, two-story, almost 10,000-square-foot location was up and running. With two floors, multiple lofted galleries, and glass catwalks and stairs, the ultra-chic, ultra-modern space is tailor-made to showcase the paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints of Zane Bennett’s artists, who range from well-established and blue-chip to mid-career, local, and emerging.

An upstairs glass catwalk at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art showcases the work of Olivier Mosset. The gallery also displays paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints by well-established artists, as well as local and emerging talents.



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With an emphasis on abstract post-war art that came out of the east and west coasts, David Richard explores the evolution of contemporary art as seen in important movements from the 1950s through the 1980s. Exhibits explore such genres as color field, pop, op, abstract expressionism, minimalism, feminist art, and light and space.

TAI Gallery (1601 Paseo de Peralta, taigallery.com) relocated from a small, casita-like space just off Canyon to the Hansen-Sears Building in 2006. Originally opened in 1978 by Robert Coffland and the late Mary Hunt Kahlenberg— international experts in bamboo arts and historic textiles, respectively. With an all-Japanese roster of artists, the gallery is renowned for its collection of contemporary bamboo sculptures and Japanese photography; as well as contemporary and antique bamboo baskets. In support of the gallery’s more than 30 bamboo artists, and of the use of bamboo as a medium, Coffland leads a group of up to12 people on an excursion to Japan every fall. The group meets with TAI’s artists, learning more about their intricate work and craft. Previously TAI’s owner, Coffland has re-imagined a new role for himself, leading tours and acting as an information point person for visitors. Discourse is key at David Richard Gallery (554 S Guadalupe, davidrichardgallery.com), which opened its doors in



Top left: Judy Chicago, Grand Toby Head with Copper Eye, copper gilding on cast glass and bronze, 28 x 16 x 13", at David Richard Gallery. Above: Honda Syoryu, Innocent Glitter, madake and rattan, 22 x 19 x 23", at TAI Gallery.



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2012, two years after its downtown incarnation, David Richard Contemporary, was launched. With an emphasis on abstract post-war art that came out of the east and west coasts, David Richard, owned by directors Dave Eichholtz and Richard Barger, explores the evolution of contemporary art as seen in important movements from the 1950s through the 1980s. Exhibits explore such genres such as color field, pop, op, abstract expressionism, minimalism, feminist art, and light and space. The majority of the gallery’s artists are established and mid-career, although a handful of emerging artists are represented as well. Events like panel discussions and lectures complement David Richard’s prolific and thoughtfully curated exhibitions, which typically number between 16 and 20 a year. For over 35 years, LewAllen Galleries’ (1613 Paseo de Peralta, lewallencontemporary. com) commitment is to represent a broad range of contemporary painting, sculpture, and glass art by leading national and international artists. Its Santa Fe Railyard incarnation opened in 2009, at 1613 Paseo de Peralta. Continuing the tradition of its signature well-curated collections, with a range of aesthetic styles, materials, and periods, LewAllen exhibits painting and sculpture by established artists alongside younger emerging artists with significant promise. The imposing

Fujinuma Noburu, Single Flower Vases, madake and lacquer, various sizes, at TAI Gallery.

The interior of LewAllen Galleries 14,000-square-foot Railyard location, here featuring the work of Ronnie Landfield.


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With two floors, multiple lofted galleries, and glass catwalks and stairs, the ultra-chic, ultra-modern Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is tailor-made for showcasing paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Clockwise from top: James Havard, Pomo Flag/Hopi Corn, mixed media on board, 40 x 95", at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art; Tom Waldron, Harrow, steel, 16 x 21 x 8", at William Siegal Gallery; Francois Morellet, 20 Positive and Negative Random Lines, acrylic on canvas on wood, 39 x 39", at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.



14,000-square-foot gallery is a design of the New Mexican architectural firm, Devendra Contractor. Two spacious main-floor gallery halls, featuring 23-foot ceilings and innovative flex walls, allow creative displays for major exhibitions. A third, more intimate gallery is dedicated to LewAllen’s Modern department. A landscaped outdoor sculpture plaza offering large pieces welcomes visitors, and a dedicated sculpture terrace on the mezzanine level houses smaller-scale sculpture. In addition to its Railyard exhibition space, LewAllen continues to operate its landmark downtown location at 125 W Palace. Visitors exploring the area can also visit its satellite locations at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe in Tesuque, as well as its newest venue in Scottsdale, Arizona. In its new, 5,000-square-foot award-winning Railyard location, William Siegal Gallery (540 S Guadalupe, williamsiegal.com) features museumquality ancient textiles, objects, and artifacts from pre-Columbian, African, Chinese, and Indonesian cultures dating from 700 BC through the 19th Century. Of special interest to collectors and visitors is the world’s largest collection of Andean textiles. William Siegel also showcases cutting-edge contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography by leading local and nationally known artists, such as Peter Ogilvie and Judy Tuwaletstiwa. rad

Left: Paul Castillo, the second part (the network), welded fencing nails and enamel, 52 x 50 x 15", at William Siegal Gallery. Below: LewAllen Galleries at the Railyard has two main-floor gallery halls with 23-foot ceilings and flex walls, as well as a more intimate gallery and an outdoor sculpture plaza.

Below, from left to right: Polly Barton, Woven Night, Japanese silver thread on cotton with soy and indigo, 10 x 10", at William Siegal Gallery; An exhibition featuring the work of Charles Arnoldi, at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (2010).


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what the eye captures by Lisa Alvarado


church in Cordova, the Santuario de Chimayó and Taos Pueblo, Abiquiú, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Shiprock, Edward Weston, Gustave Baumann, John Sloan, Will Shuster, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, Zozobra, and the Hysterical Historical parade all have one thing in common—the incomparable photographic captures of Ernest Knee. Tuberculosis uprooted Knee from his home as a young man, and the sickly young Canadian found physical and personal renewal in mountain air and dry climate a world away from his Montreal roots. Settling in Santa Fe in the early 1930s, Knee’s interest in photography transformed into a career. With his death in 1982 at age 75, the portfolio became his legacy. Matt Kuhn, owner of The Matt Kuhn Collection (mattkuhncollection .com), understands the power of Knee’s work and its impact. “Ernest Knee was not only friends with Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, they were cofounders of what became American photography. He was an essential player during the Santa Fe art colony period.” Knee was a master at capturing the spirit of not only individuals, but of place as well. “Many images have become engrained into our subconscious, such as La Manga,” according to Kuhn, who represents Knee’s estate. Knee’s enormous body of work is the subject of Ernest Knee in New Mexico: Photographs, 1930s-1940s, published by The Museum of New Mexico Press and edited by Knee’s son Dana.

Above: Santa Fe’s annual Historical Hysterical Parade, held during Fiestas de Santa Fe, is “a melodrama spoofing the city’s politicos.” Top right: La Manga, an icon of Northern New Mexico’s landscape, ca. 1941. Right: A storefront in downtown Santa Fe, ca. 1935.



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“Ernest Knee was not only friends with Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, they were cofounders of what became American photography,” Matt Kuhn says.

For more information on Ernest Knee, please visit: The Ernest Knee Photographic Trust www.artworld.us/ernestknee/ Native American artists sell jewelry and crafts under the portal of The Palace of the Governors, ca. 1940.

Left: The sweep and scale of Zozobra, ca. 1942. Above: Artists Will Shuster (left), John Sloan (center), and Jozef Bakos (right) in John Sloan’s studio, ca. 1939. february/march 2013

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Harvey hospitality Santa Fe style

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arvey House restaurants, Harvey Hotels, Blue Plate Specials, and even the storied Harvey Girls were the invention of one Frederick Henry Harvey, a Londoner who made his way to the Southwest after the Civil War. New Mexico and the City Different also were enriched by the legacy of this restaurateur, hotelier, and Native art collector. Harvey’s love of the Southwest, its stunning geography, and Native American culture fueled his desire to offer hospitality to the westbound traveler, giving birth to an industry. In turn, his empire springboarded tourism throughout the region and shaped the hospitality that Santa Feans offer visitors from across the globe. In Santa Fe, anyone seeking that Harvey élan and hospitality need look no further than La Fonda on the Plaza, acquired by The Fred Harvey Company in the early 1920s. From then until now, La Fonda still enchants with the same Spanish Pueblo-style architecture, Native pottery and painting, and vintage Navajo blankets as part of the décor. According to Jenny Kimball, Chair, Board of La Fonda on the Plaza, “As a Fred Harvey signature hotel, La Fonda was immediately regarded as a safe and elegant retreat, providing luxury comfort for first-time travelers to the West.” Former US Presidents Grant, Hayes, and Kennedy are some of the luminaries who enjoyed the luxurious settings. In the mid 1920s, it became the base for The Fred Harvey Company’s Cultural Tourism initiative, through which books on the people, places, and scenery of the Southwest were published and distributed. In the mid and late 20s, Harvey arranged for “Indian Detours.” Departing from the hotel, tourists would board a Harvey Company auto to explore such destinations as the northern Pueblos, Puye Cliffs, and Albuquerque’s Old Town, returning for pampering, a “sumptuous meal,” and a good night’s sleep in a La Fonda suite. Historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint in an online piece for The New

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Harvey’s love of the Southwest fueled his desire to offer hospitality to the westbound traveler, giving birth to an industry.

Mexico Office of the State Historian, interpreted the expansion, summing up Harvey’s passions and business acumen. Harvey wanted to “expose and educate travelers to the uniqueness of handmade Indian crafts and the wonder of the people who made them but most importantly, it was devised to sell merchandise.” To add just a hint of intrigue, La Fonda was also a gathering place for the scientists on the Manhattan Project who supposedly would “leak information over drinks at the hotel bar.” Along with its mystique, “La Fonda on the Plaza continues to build on the Harvey legacy, honoring his sophisticated vision and interest in culture and the arts,” says Kimball. To fully appreciate the impact of this entrepreneur, a closer look at the New Mexico Office of the State Historian’s archives reveals much about this singular man. During the war, Harvey worked as a mail clerk on the western railroad, encountering poor roadhouse food, which he believed discouraged travel west. That ignited Harvey’s dream—a restaurant offering high quality food, excellent service, and ease and convenience for the traveler. Harvey’s ingenuity and persistence eventually partnered him with the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, with the first restaurant opening sometime in the early 1880s in Topeka, Kansas. It was located in an ideal spot next to the train depot. More restaurants, along with railcar service, quickly sprung up throughout the “Wild West,” including the Pacific Coast and Southwest. The Harvey House restaurant motto was simple:

“Sumptuous portions at a good value.” The standard dining room featured place settings of fine china, Irish linens, and the incomparable Harvey Girls: young, well-educated women from the east coast. Archives paint a picture of these hospitality ambassadors: 18–30 years old, clad in long skirts, demure blouses with Elsie collars, opaque black stockings, and a white ribbon in their hair. The Blue Plate Special, a term coined for an 1882 menu, featured trencherman’s portions served on blue patterned china. A typical menu might offer a relish plate, French coleslaw, roast sirloin of beef au jus, whipped potatoes, beef gravy, asparagus, fresh baked rolls, raspberry preserves, charlotte of peaches, sweet whipped cream, an assorted cheese and fruit tray, coffee, milk, and tea. According to the Harvey House Museum, a meal in 1880 at a Harvey House restaurant might set you back seventy-five cents. Thirty years later, the term “blue plate special” was used throughout the country to mean large portions of excellent food at reasonable prices. One Harvey Hotel, the Alvarado, located in Albuquerque and built in 1902, was a stunning example of the Mission Revival and Craftsman style. Harvey worked with architects of the day to modernize and enhance the elegance of the traditional Mission architecture and décor, popularizing a style beloved by New Mexicans since the colonial period. The Alvarado glittered with 88 guestrooms, Spanish tile roofs, a huge dining room, patios, fountains, and of course, Harvey Girl hostesses.

Above: Fred Harvey’s store at the Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico, ca. 1920. Top left: The Harvey Girls became part of popular culture, the subject of both a 1942 Samuel Hopkins Adams novel and a 1946 MGM musical film. february/march 2013

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Another Harvey dream was taking shape, the “Indian Department.” He was an ardent lover of Native arts and crafts, and wanted to bring Native jewelry and crafts to his clientele. Harvey had constructed an “Indian Building” next to the Alvarado at the behest of his daughter, Minnie Harvey Huckel. The building would serve as both a market and one of the fabrication workshops for tourist goods. Harvey Era jewelry, today a prime collectible, was made in workshops located in the Indian Building. Native craftsmen were employed, using silver and other materials supplied by Harvey to create pieces inspired by traditional motifs for sale to visitors. Common design elements were bows and arrows and thunderbirds. The large traditional pieces were streamlined, made smaller and lighter by using sheet silver. The more diminutive pieces were also more in line with non-Native dress and tourists’ pocketbooks. For more of that Harvey cache, inside the Shalako Indian Store, just off the famous Santa Fe Plaza, Marcia Cross and her 84-year-old mother, Jeanette, or ’Nette—a former Harvey Girl—sell one of Santa Fe’s most impressive collections of authentic Harvey Era jewelry. Jeanette holds court every Saturday in the store, and casual tourists and serious collectors alike can view a case laden with Harvey-era bracelets and more, trying on some jewelry with some serious history and style.


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Visionary lensmen Ansel Adams and Edward Weston were lured to Northern New Mexico’s golden landscape in the early 20th century. Ever since, fine-art photographers have flocked to this creative mecca—immersing themselves in its storied history, unique architecture, larger-than-life landscapes, and turquoise skies. Capturing images with high-tech equipment, modern photographers strive to celebrate and preserve that emblematic Santa Fe aesthetic.

Dianne Duenzl

Aspens in the Snow, Santa Fe, NM, 2010, archival pigment print, 13 x 19", dianneduenzl.com

Dan Budnik

Georgia O’Keeffe, Potting Shed II, Negative: 1975, Print: 2005, gelatin silver print, 17 x 11", Gerald Peters Gallery, gpgallery.com p

Steven A. Jackson

Delgado Street, Santa Fe, NM, archival digital print, dimensions variable, New Concept Gallery, newconceptgallery.com u

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Teresa Neptune

Fireplace at El ZaguĂĄn, ultrachrome print, Teresa NeptuneStudio/Gallery, teresaneptune.com

Will McPherson

Mountain Biking at the White Mesa, digital photograph, dimensions variable, willmacdesigns.com p

Lisa Law

Bluffs at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, digital photograph, 16 x 20" p

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Untitled, archival ink print, 20 x 14", diannestromberg.com

Stephen Lang

ď‚ƒ Rain, Pima Girl, Pequente, limited edition digital photograph on 100 percent cotton rag paper, 16 x 7", stephenlangphotography.com



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Daniel Nadelbach

Rio Chama, multiple exposure digital photograph, 8 x 12", nadelbachphoto.com

“New Mexico to me has some of the finest light anywhere. I am more at home here than anywhere else.” —Stephen Lang

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops The light. The land. The culture. The mystique. For over 100 years, photographers have been drawn to New Mexico. Twenty-three years ago, Reid Callanan, founder and director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, was seduced by those same charms that draw people here year after year. His vision—experiential photography workshops in an inspirational setting. The goal—a hands-on mecca where people explore their interest in, and passion for, photography. No place was a better match than the City Different. “Being located here in Santa Fe is key. I think it’s the reason we’ve been so successful,” says Callanan. The area’s photographic legacy and artistic population draws students, as well as its dreamscape of legendary light and landscape. With over 180 workshops offered throughout the year, the busiest times for The Workshops are its “seasons”—spring, summer (the biggest), and fall. On-campus lodging is available, located on Santa Fe’s beautiful and historic eastside in the IHM Retreat Center complex, just two miles from the downtown Plaza. Evening presentations by The Workshops’ world-renowned instructors are free and open to the public. It’s a way Callanan and The Workshop staff share passion for photography with the whole Santa Fe community. For more information on Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, visit santafeworkshops.com.—Eve Tolpa

Herschel Mair

Number 53 in the series Jesus in New Mexico, giclee print, 28 x 42", herschelmair.com p

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Three internationally exhibited photographers, Brigitte Carnochan, Henry Horenstein, and Linda Ingraham, take the stage at VERVE Gallery of Photography (February 8– March 30, reception February 22, 5–7 pm, 219 E Marcy, vervegallery.com). A professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design, Horenstein is known for his documentation of American subcultures such as honky tonk and burlesque, among other things. Carnochan’s hand-colored gelatin silver prints possess a dreamy, painterly quality, while Ingraham’s emotionally resonant mixed-media photography employs (as she puts it) “nature as metaphor to explore the human psyche.” —Eve Tolpa Henry Horenstein, Smoky Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, chromogenic print, 20 x 24"

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Cody Brothers’s newest project celebrates 2012 by eve tolpa

Cody Brothers didn’t always want to Be a photographer. Growing up, the new Mexico native had set his sights on painting—but that shifted. “i’m a big salvador dalí fan,” he explains, “and i realized i was never going to be as good as him.” Fortunately, opportunity and inspiration arose in the form of infrared photography, a medium ideally suited to conveying the dreamlike quality that had drawn Brothers to surrealism. “it has a softness and contrast that is painterly. it allows me to capture the vision in my head.” he also started experimenting with pinhole cameras, usually as a diversion while setting up equipment for photo shoots. at one point, he decided to merge his two interests, customizing a replica of an old pinhole camera to accommodate infrared film. “it was just for fun,” he says, “and the more i did it, the more i got a positive response.” that positive response generated momentum and eventually led to the conception of a yearlong photography project, 2012 Through the Pinhole 366. “i’ve always had the idea for this, and i thought the best time to do it would be 2012,” Brothers says. he cites the year’s apocalyptic reputation, Mayan calendar speculation, and the fact the year has an extra day as his rationales. Using the modified pinhole camera and sFX infrared film, he created one photograph per day, never repeating the same subject. “every day is different,” he says, “especially the weather.” average exposure time for one of Brothers’s images is seven to 20 minutes, but if it’s raining or cloudy, that period can easily expand to one or two hours. add to that a full work schedule

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2012 Through the Pinhole 366 is the culmination of a year-long project by photographer Cody Brothers. Creating one photograph per day using a modified pinhole camera and SFX infrared film, Brothers thought 2012 was the perfect year for the project given speculation about the Mayan calendar and its extra day. Brothers’s subjects range from landscapes and statues to churches and trains.



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(he and his wife Nikkol own Visions Photo Lab), and “it eats up a little bit of your day.” The long exposures capture motion, while infrared film bleaches foliage white and inks the skies black. The resulting imagery, according to Brothers, has a “real romantic, poetic quality to it.” Most of 2012 Through the Pinhole 366’s subjects are located are in and around Santa Fe, but he also took special photo expeditions to New York City, Colorado, and Joshua Tree National Park. And every Sunday, he shot a church. How difficult is it to be spontaneously creative on a consistent basis? According to Brothers, very. “You have to come up with something new every day,” he says. “It forced me to see things differently and focus on the moment.” Cody Brothers: 2012 Through the Pinhole 366, February 1–ongoing, Beals & Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon, bealsandabbate.com

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The Signature Gallery’s generational art by Sa ma n t h a Sc h w i r c k

Since 2009, Charles H. Pabst’s The Signature Gallery has quickly created a name for itself within the local art scene. This comes as no surprise considering the gallery’s unique representation of several artistic families, as well as its solid cache of individual painters and sculptors.

“We are proud to share not only fine finished works of art but also

Kirk Randle, Trappers Lake, oil on canvas, 18 x 24"

the passion that got them here.” —Phillip Payne, gallery director Pabst’s artistic life blossomed as a teenager, with a bequest of watercolors from his paternal grandmother. Supportive parents who encouraged him to travel and explore his creativity further nudged his talent along. Renaissance art (his father’s favorite) became a starting point for Pabst during a three-month family trip to Europe. His autobiography, Reflections, reveals the Louvre enthralled him in particular, as he watched “artists who would sit for hours, painting the life and emotions of the streets.” Today, Pabst’s serene oil works are displayed at the gallery alongside his son Michael’s Southwest-inspired landscapes, as well as his daughter Cara Pabst Moran’s bright and highly texturized works. The Signature Gallery also represents celebrated sculptor Ken Payne, who created classic Old West bronzes throughout his career. Payne’s son (and Santa Fe gallery director) Phillip displays his bronze sculptures as well. And, for something a bit different, son James Randle’s portraits of an industrialized terrain contrast with father Kirk Randle’s traditional landscapes. “We’re really trying to build something we haven’t seen before through The Signature Gallery in Santa Fe,” Phillip says. “We are proud to share with anyone who visits not only fine finished works of art but also the passion that got them there.” The Signature Gallery, 102 E Water, thesignaturegallery.com 62


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Above: Charles Pabst, Mystic Waters, oil on canvas, 30 x 60" Left: Ken Payne, Free for the Taking, bronze, edition of 45, 24 x 30 x 16"


PREVIEWS Michael Henington Henington Fine Art Gallery, 802 Canyon heningtonfineart.com, February 1–March 1, reception February 15, 5–7 pm Before entering the art world full-time as both a gallery owner and artist, Michael Henington worked as a rodeo producer and television personality. The award-winning sculptor, who was born and raised in Southern New Mexico, studied with Star Liana York and counts among his mentors Buck McCain and Allan Houser. Many of his whimsical bronzes are Western-themed; others celebrate the personalities of porcine friends.—Eve Tolpa

Giving Voice to Image Michael Henington, Piggly Wiggly, bronze, 7 x 4" ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon vivocontemporary.com, January 3– March 26, reception February 1, 5–7 pm Inspired by Horace, who said that “a picture is a poem without words,” 14 visual artists join forces with 14 New Mexican poets to examine and explore mutual themes and shared subject matter. The results are complementary cross-genre works that engage both each other and the audience. These collaborations are being presented free to the public in a series of poetry readings/gallery receptions.—ET Jane Rosemont, Remembering, photograph, 20 x 24"

David Nakabayashi: Presentiment Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, zanebennettgallery.com February 22–March 22, reception February 22, 5–7 pm Realist David Nakabayashi presents a solo exhibition of paintings that showcase the artist’s passion for roaming the natural world and documenting his impressions of various settings—from urban streets and scenic beaches to abandoned factories. Nakabayashi, whose paintings are a composite of time and space, says that in order to capture the detail within these settings, “one must simplify the information or else be overwhelmed, but the essential defining elements are enough.”—Samantha Schwirck David Nakabayashi, Presentiment Lumber, oil and acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20"

Robert Highsmith, New Mexico Gorge, watercolor on paper, 20 x 14"

Robert Highsmith: Winter Shadows Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon, marigoldarts.com February 1–March 14, reception February 1, 5–7 pm Winner of the 2011 New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Robert Highsmith creates landscape watercolor pieces that often showcase subjects such as aerial views of farmlands, reflective rivers, and railroad scenes. The artist’s solo exhibition at Marigold Arts will include some of his older pieces, as well as new work that displays his ability to tend to detail, as well as capture New Mexico’s contrasting light.—SS

New Mexico Landscape Group Show Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace, manitougalleries.com March 1–March 31, reception March 1, 5–7:30 pm Artists William Haskell, Z.Z.Wei, Roger Hayden Johnson, Douglas Aagard, and Kim Wiggins, among others, accompany Jurgen Wilms in paying tribute to New Mexico landscapes. An interest in Eastern philosophy led the German painter to travel the world—and eventually settle in the high desert, where he captures the serene majesty of nature. “Out here,” he says, “my whole life can be a meditation.”—ET Jurgen Wilms, Rain at Noon, oil on board, 16 x 20"

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Carrie Lynn Korzak: Wholly, Holy Hearts Beals and Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon, bealsandabbate.com February 5–February 18, reception February 8, 5–8 pm Self-taught painter and jewelry designer Korzak ’s recent paintings, featuring hearts situated on luminous swathes of multilayered color, mark a departure from her previous multimedia approach. Still, the intention behind the work remains constant. As the Santa Fe–based Chicago native puts it, “My art says that even the deepest physical and emotional experience, humanly shared, can bring about healing, liberation, transformation and joy.”—ET


Carrie Lynn Korzak, To Love Another Person Is To See The Face Of God, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 27"

Anthony Abbate: Synthesis Beals & Abbate Fine Art, 713 Canyon bealsandabbate.com, February 22–March 4 reception February 22, 5–8 pm Anthony Abbate’s vivid and colorful photographic manipulations, printed on 100 percent cotton rag paper, are on display in a solo exhibition at Beals & Abbate Fine Art. Coinciding with the annual ARTfeast event, the exhibit will showcase Abbate’s ability to masterfully control subject matter, color composition, and image manipulation to produce original and striking pieces of art.—SS Anthony Abbate, Queen for a Moment, ink rendering, 31 x 29"

Sid Avery, Audrey Hepburn On Her Bike With Pet Dog "Famous", gelatin silver print, 24 x 20"

Carol Gold, Together, bronze, edition of 4, 30 x 12 x 23"

Valentine’s Group Show Gallery 822, 822 Canyon, gallery822.com February 15–March 15, reception February 15, 4–7 pm Join Gallery 822 in a celebration of the multifaceted spirit of Valentine’s Day. A diverse group of (mostly) local artists will be unveiling new work incorporating their own personal interpretations of the holiday’s themes. Among them are pieces by landscape painter Peter Krusko, sculptor Carol Gold, mixed-media artist Sandy Keller, wildlife sculptor Joshua Tobey, and Jane Chavez, who creates exquisitely detailed horsehair baskets.—ET

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970; Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative; Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, sitesantafe.org, February 23–May 19, public opening February 22 Showcasing approximately 150 works by 60 artists, State of Mind examines the evolution of California’s conceptual art in the late 60s and early 70s. Californian artist Mungo Thomson enters into a dialogue of sorts with the artists in that exhibition, using film, video, artists’ books and installations to flesh out the discussion. Meanwhile, in Always Creative, performance artist Montano explores the intersections of art and life.—ET Mungo Thomson, Untitled (Margo Leavin Gallery, 1970–), super-16mm film, color, silent, 5:12 minutes, looped



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Sid Avery: The Art of the Hollywood Snapshot Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, monroegallery.com, February 1– March 24, reception February 1, 5–7 pm One of the biggest names in Hollywood portraiture from the 40s to the 60s, Avery created many iconic images including James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause, Rock Hudson post-shower, and a sunbathing Elizabeth Taylor. Produced in conjunction with the photographer ’s son, who offered the gallery full archival access, the exhibition dovetails with the publication of a new book of Avery ’s work.—ET





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Katrina Howarth, Orange Poppies and Dark Cherry, oil on panel, 16 x 20" Katrina Howarth’s original oil paintings can be found online at thehowarthgallery.com or by visiting The Howarth Gallery on Galveston Island, TX. Katrina's recognizable techniques have been enjoyed by collectors since 1991. Represented by five U.S. galleries, the uplifting and whimisical works transform any mood or room! In Santa Fe, please visit the Alexandra Stevens Gallery at 820 Canyon Rd or go to alexandrastevens.com. Orange Poppies and Dark Cherry is an example of a moment of time; the lavender room is filled with notes of friend’s chatter left after a morning’s visit. 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311, alexandrastevens.com 215 Tremont St, Galveston, TX, 713-550-6431, thehowarthgallery.com

Reflection Gallery—A Santa Fe Tradition

Alexey Kamenev, On the Sea, oil on canvas, 30 x 40" A diverse collection of international and U.S. fine art located at the beginning and the end of your search on Canyon Road. We Look forward to your visit. 201 Canyon Rd, 505-995-9795, reflectiongallery.com

VERVE Gallery of Photography

Henry Horenstein, Flying Fox–Pteropus Mearnsi, chromogenic print, edition of 15, 20 x 24" An exhibition at VERVE Gallery of Photography featuring the work of Brigitte Carnochan, Henry Horenstein, and Linda Ingraham will be on view from February 8–May 4 with an opening reception for the artists on February 22 from 5–7 pm. 219 E Marcy St, 505-982-5009, vervegallery.com


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Mark White Fine Art

Join us here in Mark’s calming, meditative kinetic garden with Siri Hollander’s stunning horses to experience bliss. Inside you will find exquisite works by Javier Lopez Barbosa, Gino Hollander, Ethan and Mark White, and Charles Veilleux. We look forward to your visit at our Railyard gallery as well. 414 Canyon Rd, 505-982-2073 markwhitefineart.com


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World-Class Performance in the Heart of Santa Fe

Pablo Milan Gallery

Pablo Milan, Night Dance, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72" Located just a few blocks off of the Plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art. Come by and see the latest works by New Mexican artist Pablo Milan, renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, which include loose brush strokes, washes, splatters and, at times, heavy texture. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285, pablomilanart@earthlink.net, pablomilangallery.com

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Joe Wade Fine Art

Buck McCain, Storm Over the Superstitions, original oil painting, 30 x 50" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. Showcasing a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year round, the gallery is located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza in El Centro. Open 10 am–5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am–4 pm Sunday. 102 East Water St, 505-988-2727, joewadefineart.com

POP Gallery

Thomas Barbey, Tourist Trap, silver gelatin print, 24 x 30" Celebrating our sixth anniversary in 2013, POP Gallery features Contemporary and New Brow established and emerging artists from around the world. Our vision is rooted in providing art lovers with a thought provoking alternative. Rising from the underground world of tattooing and graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealist artists, the art showcased feeds off the blend of influences and energies well cemented in today’s culture. In essence, POP Gallery represents a celebration of mediums and ideas, the dynamic union between independence and spirit, and the emergence of subculture on a contemporary platform. Visit us at our new location in the GALA ARTS District at the corner of Lincoln and Marcy. 142 Lincoln Ave, Suite 102, 505-820-0788 artinfo@popsantafe.com, popsantafe.com

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So authentic are Anthony Martinez’s Spanish Colonial furniture reproductions, the woodworker stamps dates on them so they’re not confused with actual pieces of the period. His skills, plus keen eye for detail, are evident in the chests, trasteros, and bancos that grace his Santa Fe gallery, located next door to his studio off of St. Michael’s Drive. “I’ve spent a great deal of time studying original period pieces in museums, and I’ve come up with a technique that really gets that antiquated look down,” Martinez says. Martinez’s passion for Spanish Colonial furniture germinated in childhood. A Northern New Mexico native who grew up in the 1950s, he remembers being awestruck by the stunning antique furnishings strewn throughout his grandfather’s house. He also remembers when his neighbors would chop similar items into firewood or toss them by the side of the road as they were displaced by more modern styles, the “chrome, plastic, and vinyl” furnishings associated with Route 66 Americana. “I couldn’t understand how or why such beautiful items could be discarded like that,” he says. As a freshman at Santa Cruz High School, Martinez took a shop class that first set him on his woodworking path. He went on to study fine arts at Eastern New Mexico University and spent his summers helping his brother make cabinets. He later went on to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a machinist and designer in

Furniture maker and artist Anthony E. Martinez has taken home multiple first and second place Spanish Market awards for his Spanish Colonial reproductions.

“I’m a one-man show,” Martinez says. “I’ve never mass produced. Each piece is unique.”

Above: Northern New Mexico native Anthony E. Martinez intricately carves chests and other wooden furniture by hand, which adds to their feeling of authenticity.

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weapons and laser research where “I acquired a huge knowledge of technology which I also applied to art and woodworking,” he adds. Since first gaining entry into Spanish Market in 1992, Martinez has made a name for himself, collecting awards for his work and branching into other artistic pursuits including photography, sculpture, and even music. But it is Martinez’s devotion to recreating the old Spanish Colonial art pieces that has been his primary passion, and he still loves the challenge of creating a brand new piece that looks like it could have graced a grandee’s mansion centuries ago. And it’s a challenge he takes pride in meeting on his own. “I’m a one-man show,” Martinez says. “I’ve never mass produced. Each piece is unique. And I do it all, from selecting the wood to the final staining and finishing. It is very time-consuming, but like all art, the reward of knowing that you’ve finally accomplished what you want makes it worthwhile.” Anthony E. Martinez, 505-501-1700, anthonyemartinez.com

Anthony E. Martinez marries technology and woodworking in his creative process as furniture maker. His Spanish Colonial furniture reproductions are so authentic to detail that the artisan stamps his work with the date to avoid confusion. Martinez's interpretations of classic milagros (above) and traditional iconography (left and right) can imbue a collection with both warmth and a sense of history. 72


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Anthony E. Martinez Trastero (dish cabinet), design originated in Northern New Mexico during the 1800s by the Valdez family of carpinteros, Valdez chip carving, 20" x 40" x 67" Award-winning furniture maker and artist Anthony E. Martinez has handcrafted heirloom woodwork based on authentic Spanish Colonial arts for more than 30 years. Martinez’s signed pieces— unparalleled in their meticulous carving, vibrant color, and elemental form—are collected worldwide and have won multiple first place awards in the furniture category at Santa Fe’s Spanish Market. Purchase one now—a showpiece for your home. 2015 Pinon St, 505-501-1700 anthonyemartinez.com

The Great Southwest Richard Lindsay Jewelry Trunk Sale, Saturday, February 9, 10 am–4 pm Located in the Old Depot Square just west of the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs, The Great Southwest lives up to its name by providing a great selection of both traditional and contemporary Southwest jewelry, arts, and furniture. Representing well-known regional artists including David Caricato, Richard Lindsay, Leon Loughridge, Peter Ortega, and many others. Appraisal services. 76 S Sierra Madre St, #C, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903 719-471-7772, greatsouthwestart.com

enchanted treasures Things Finer Awake thou wintry earth! Spring pastels, flowers, and birds adorn in antique jewels and glistening pearls for every taste and budget. Things Finer’s enchanting collection from the seas, the earth, and the past—always a treasure. We are located inside the historic La Fonda Hotel. 100 E San Francisco St, 505-983-5552 thingsfiner.com

Charlotte on the Santa Fe Plaza Our patented and interchangeable jewelry system allows you to wear pieces as a ring, necklace, or bracelet . . . with endless possibilities! High-tech ceramic, stainless steel, 18k gold, or platinum . . . you decide! Call for a free catalog. 66 E San Francisco St, 505-660-8614 charlotteshop.com

Boots & Boogie Santa Fe’s premier gallery of fine handcrafted boots. Elegant while still being comfortable. Owner Roy M. Flynn will personally and expertly size you in the finest and most beautiful alligator boots—both belly and hornback, in myriad colors and at the most competitive prices in the industry. Boots & Boogie utilizies five bootmakers and is committed to style, elegance, customer comfort, and satisfaction. Whether it’s the classic alligator or any of the hundreds of other designs available, Boots & Boogie outfits you with style. 102 E Water St, in the El Centro Mall, one block southwest of La Fonda on the Plaza 505-983-0777, santafebootsandboogie.com



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Packard’s on the Plaza Sterling silver and 22k heart pendant, sacred heart earrings with garnet, ruby muscovite, oxidized silver, and gold-filled beads Quintessential Santa Fe artist Lawrence Baca creates handmade necklaces and pendants steeped in the icons and motifs of New Mexico’s rich Spanish history. Hearts and crosses in silver and fused gold and his must-have oxidized beads in every length are the foundation of a jewelry collection. Always at Packard’s on the Plaza. 61 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-648-7358 or 505-983-9241 shoppackards.com

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Terra spins the globe

The Four Seasons had big boots to fill when they took over the luxury hotel property north of town from Auberge Resorts last summer. New ownership meant a huge staff changeover—the new kids on the block had to work hard to make their impact on the property, one made famous largely by its destination restaurant, Terra, and the chef who launched it. Chef Andrew Cooper, the new talent at the stoves, has taken the challenge with delicious enthusiasm and already has started to make his edible mark. Local ingredients are featured and shine in his contemporary dishes— the farmers he sources are listed on the menu. Dishes from around the world dot his eclectic menu. Italy offers a panzanella salad with runny sousvide egg; pumpkin gnocchi is adorned with sage and local lamb ragout. New Mexico, too, gets a nod in dishes like the green chile–braised short ribs (pictured), while wild game venison loin gets a cinnamon crust, a brussels sprouts scatter, and a tart cranberry kick. The wine-savvy staff makes choosing from the award-winning list an adventure. If you have too much of a good time, no problem—get a room!—John Vollertsen Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, 198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700 february/march 2013

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world cuisine pleases by Joh n Vol le r t s e n

“Beauty is in THe eye of the beholder” is the old adage suggesting the perception of beauty is subjective. Certainly the perception of deliciousness, too, is subjective. When a restaurant’s dishes are a feast for the eyes and the palate, diners are in the presence of a true artist and beholden to the chef who creates it. Such is the case at The Anasazi Restaurant in its namesake hotel in downtown Santa Fe, truly a gem in the crown of its parent group, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. Due to a hectic shooting schedule, photographer Doug Merriam had to shoot the dishes planned for this review before I actually had a chance to savor them. When the shots arrived in my email I was stunned and delighted at the visual feast they captured—I couldn’t wait to experience them myself. Linger in the stately dining room showcasing Chef Bochenski’s lovely food. Large, comfortable tables and leather banquettes lure guests away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Plaza. The petroglyphs adorning the walls transport you to the ancient Southwest, but the Argentina-born chef’s menu takes your palate on an intentional, international tour of cuisines. Winter’s chill firmly in place, we start with drinks from the “Heated Cocktail” list. The Spiced Kiss—a cider based beverage warmed and fired up with Captain Morgan and pear brandy—puts us in a seasonal mood. The bar menu is so enticing that we can’t pass up Buffalo empanadas with zippy chimichurri sauce and avocado-tomatillo mousse (a hit at the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta last September) and flaky, delicate Ahi tuna tacos with spicy mango salsa. Clearly, Bochenski loves the flavors of his South American roots. Lusty smoked Yukon Gold potato soup with a lashing of bacon-vanilla oil is a surprise favorite of the table; the tuber sorcery shows off the chef ’s creativity. An heirloom beet salad is simple, and roasted beets stand out. Pepita-crusted goat cheese croquettes add tasty richness to the bitter greens dressed in sherry vinaigrette. A luscious duck enchilada sauced with a complex mole, and tender roasted quail on a puddle of butternut squash and spinach risotto could easily have been main courses, but there was too much to tempt us on the entrée menu to stop there. 82


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“An evening of beautiful and tasty food—I am beholden.” Santa Feans are mad for elk tenderloin, and the version here— sauced with a caramelized onion jus and sided with goat cheese dumplings—propagates the adoration. We licked the plate. The pan-fried poblano gnocchi were luscious—crispy on the outside and soft in the center, tossed with a tangle of wild mushroom and tender vegetables. Bochenski plays a wonderful trick with potatoes: He purees them, spreads the mixture thin, and, drying it overnight, creates paper-thin wafers that garnish many of the plates. I know photographer Merriam had as much fun capturing the result as we had munching on them.   Bursting at dessert time, we did manage to force down a decadent chocolate brownie sundae, gilded with cajeta ice cream and chocolate mousse. The ohso-photogenic coconut mango Pavlova was lightly paired with a yogurt sorbet and gussied up with mint jelly cubes and a pineapple tuile—loveliness on a plate. The wine list has much to offer, but two Clockwise from top left: The Anasazi Restaurant's coconut mango Pavlova, paired with a yogurt sorbet and mint jelly cubes; Free-range Northern New Mexico lamb roast with mixed vegetable ragout and cherry mole; Grilled Atlantic salmon entree with cilantro lime sauce.



crowd pleasers caught our eye: the bright and citrusy Joel Gott sauvignon blanc with our starters and the plum-cranberry-cherry noted Erath pinot noir with the mains. An evening of beautiful and tasty food—I am beholden. The Dish n’ Spoon Café (soon to be called The Dish) on Canyon Road is one of those little vacation finds you stumble on and then claim the discovery as your own. Small in size, but big in flavor and culinary prowess, the Café is tucked behind the Mirador Gallery on a stretch of the art-centric thoroughfare luring tourists and art lovers to this popular part of town. The Dish n’ Spoon boasts home-cooking from a kitchen sporting one very talented “Mom.” Barely a dozen seats create a cozy setting to enjoy the cookery of Chef Sancho Soeiro. The Chef, with his wife Anna, moved their business from Old Santa Fe Trail late last winter. It feels like you’re sitting in the Soeiro home kitchen—that’s part of the charm. In Clockwise from top left: Dish n’ Spoon Café's co-owner a world of conglomerates and larger eateries vying for consumer Anna Soeiro; the lunch menu’s Reuben sandwich bucks, it’s nice to face the chef directly in the open kitchen and see comes in three options: pastrami, turkey, or vegetarian; and taste his passion for cooking right on the plate. a gluten-free flourless almond chocolate cake. At breakfast, the choices sway between healthy and decadent. The house-made oatmeal, chock full of cranberries, raisins, sliced almonds, and apples, is served alongside in-house pastries and a plump breakfast burrito, bursting with farmers market eggs, potatoes, chicken sausage, green chile (of course), and cheddar—something for everyone. Agapao coffee drinks and a large tea selection will wake and warm you up. Their winter soups are hearty and filling. The organic black bean is given smoky notes with flame-roasted corn and crunch with bell peppers. The corn appears again in a soul-satisfying chicken chowder that borders on a stew and happily chases away the cold. Rustic sourdough-dill-sesame crusted pizzas compete for your palate with cheesy frittatas (the Greek has feta, mozzarella, provolone, and romano—yum!), authentic spanakopita, goat cheese lasagna, sandwiches, salads, paninis, and what may be the best Reuben in town. Main courses might include a grilled Persian salmon with mint, lime, and cilantro or Jack cheese–stuffed chicken breast, baked and topped with a luscious tomato-green peppercorn sauce; fancy-schmancy for a little café. Even the house Vidalia onion vinaigrette is lip-smacking tasty and demonstrates the care that has gone into your meal. Soeiro further tempts us with desserts on display—don’t miss the flourless almond torte or lemon bar, both gluten-free and surprisingly delectable. There are beer and wines offerings, and come spring, Dish n’ Spoon quadruples in size when the outdoor café opens in the back. Prices are pitched to make you forget there was ever such a thing as a fiscal cliff, and the café is available for evening private bookings and catering. Open breakfast, brunch, and dinner, but closed Wednesdays, http://dishnspoon.com the Dish n’ Spoon is proof positive that small can be beautiful and delicious. In a season when bears are hibernating and much of nature is dormant and asleep, the food scene of Santa Fe is anything but! Many of our culinary professionals blow off steam on our world-class ski slopes. Invigorated by the fresh air and breathtaking vistas they head back to the kitchen and create. Springing up like buds through the frozen ground, the efforts pay off accross the board. Looking to temp your taste buds, an annual food fest makes its appearance, full of fresh energy and taste appeal, and new restaurants and new eating concepts are in the works. The 4th annual Restaurant Week kicks off in Santa Fe, February 24–March 3. A perfect cure for any winter doldrums, there are value-priced dinners and lunches, daytime cooking demonstrations, classes, and wine and spirits tastings. More than 50 Santa Fe restaurants will participate in the Sunday-to-Sunday culinary extravaganza, while several hotels will feature special Restaurant Week lodging packages. Details of participants and events can be found at santafe.nmrestaurantweek.com. Chef Charles Dale, formerly of the Auberge Encantado resort, is opening his own restaurant downtown, taking over the space occupied by Agua Santa for several years. Bouche Bistro, the new incarnation, will have the look and feel of a cozy traditional French bistro circa 60 years ago, as if magically transported to the City Different. The menu will reflect classic French—what better destination to take your lover on Valentines Day. I am a huge fan of Dale’s cooking and can’t wait to nosh at Bouche! I never knew that the Brits call sandwiches sarnies. If you want a sarnie Santa Fe– style, call the boys at The Jolly Hog Meats Company. Try one with roasted pork loin,

Dubliner cheese, and English cucumber on rustic farm bread. Great news, you can have it delivered to your home or office. I’m also tempted by the grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut and Dijon, and a damn decent Reuben. All of their meats are hand crafted with the finest fresh cuts, spices, herbs, and hardwood smoke and are available at jolly-hogmeats.com or by calling 505-450-7704. This winter enjoy the offerings of our talented chefs and stimulate the economy to boot. And remember, those bulky sweaters hide a multitude of sins.—JV february/march 2013

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Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

113 Washington, 505-988-3030 rosewoodhotels.com New Mexico’s most lauded restaurant and bar celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe, the Forbes four-star hotel, restaurant, and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Come savor the rich, earthy flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. Anasazi Restaurant is the perfect location for celebrating the holidays. Special holiday menus available. Private dining also available upon request.

The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com 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.


Tanti Luce 221, situated in a beautiful 100-year-old adobe hacienda, 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. Inside the 221 Bar you will find new friends, tapas, and an eccentric and fun cocktail list. Like us on Facebook!

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-1977, docmartinsrestaurant.com Doc Martin’s restaurant is an acclaimed finedining 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 more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with 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. www.santafean.com



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227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com Chef-owned with “made by hand,” eclectic, innovative international cuisine and known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Just a short walk to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, hotels, and museums. “I admire a restaurateur who says, Hey, I want to cook the foods I love, like a musician who says, I want to play the music I enjoy. He would have made a great conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love—long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.”—John Vollertsen, Santa Fean. Wednesday–Sunday 5–9 pm.

Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca

95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 ilpiattosantafe.com Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and house-made pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe threecourse dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Three-course late night dining, 9–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday– Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm, 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 indiapalace.com 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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La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 28 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11:00 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.

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531 or 505-984-7962 innatloretto.com 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.

La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 lafondasantafe.com 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, according 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.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 handpoured, hand-shaken 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.

Rancho de Chimayó

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

The Ranch House

2571 Cristo's 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.

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Rio Chama

414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 riochamasteakhouse.com Located just south of the Plaza next to the State Capitol building, Rio Chama has been a favorite for locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Chef Russell Thornton focuses on contemporary American cuisine with Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 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. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to over 100 guests and offer several accommodations. Open daily 11 am–close.


231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best peoplewatching 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 fourseasons.com/santafe 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.

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February February 7 The Saltanah Dancers. An exciting Egyptian-style belly dancing show that involves solo components as well as group choreography. Free, Cleopatra Café, 3482 Zafarano, saltanahstudios.com. February 9 Cupid’s Chase. A 5K race with proceeds supporting Community Options, Inc., which develops housing and employment options for people with disabilities. $35–$50 registration fee, 8 am (registration), 10 am (race), 518 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-989-1471, comop.org/cupidschase. February 10 Gabriela Montero. The pianist who performed at Barack Obama’s 2008 inauguration comes to Santa Fe for a classical concert with “an improvisational twist.” $20–$50 (discounts for students), 4 pm, St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. February 12 Annie Leibovitz. Photographer Annie Leibovitz speaks about her most recent book, Pilgrimage. Presented by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. $35–$75 (discounts available), The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. February 16 Music on the Hill Elevated, with Lori Carsillo. Bay Area jazz vocalist Lori Carsillo performs. 7:30 pm, The Great Hall at St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 505-984-6000, stjohnscollege.edu. February 22–24 ArtFeast. A grouping of events over the span of one weekend to benefit art programs for Santa Fe’s youth. Visit artfeast.com or call 505-603-4643 for information about schedules, tickets, and venues. February 24–March 3 Santa Fe Restaurant Week. Enjoy three-course meals at discounted prices during this annual event. Restaurants participating include Coyote Café, Jinja Bar and Bistro, La Boca, Restaurant Martin, and Santacafe. $25–$40 per person, various locations, santafe.nmrestaurantweek.com. 86


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February 28 Poetry Is Everywhere. Mixed media painter Judy Tuwaletstiwa speaks about her lifetime of work and provides a glimpse into her newest glass art endeavors. Free (reservations required), 5:30 pm, Bullseye Resource Center, 805 Early St, 505-467-8951, bullseyeglass.com.

March 31 Black and White and Read All Over. Amy Sayers, Jacqueline Almond, Pablo Perea, Randall Chavez, Laura Tarnoff, Sherwin Tarnoff, Peter Grundy, and Linda Storm are present during an exhibition of works with a monochromatic theme. 12–5 pm, Last Gallery On The Right, 836A Canyon, santafegallery.biz.



March 6 Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Internationally-acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis performs with the 15-piece ensemble Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra. $25–$95, 7:30 pm, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Through May 12, 2013 Thicker Than Water. Work by artists Brenda Croft, Tom Jones, Greg Staats, and Anna Tsouhlarakis. $5–$10, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral, 888-922-IAIA, iaia.edu/museum.

March 9–10 The Santa Fe Home Show. Builders, landscapers, and designers help answer your home improvement questions. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 10 am–4 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-982-1774, sfahba.com. March 9–10 and 20–21 Clay Beads, Bails, and Pendants. DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey presents a two-day clay workshop for beaders and jewelers with Ginny Zipperer. $250 plus tax, 9 am–12 pm, Baca Street Pottery, 730 Baca, 505-204-6236, bacastreetpottery.com.

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, Wheelright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, 505-982-4636, wheelwright.org. 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, okeeffemuseum.org.

March 10 Fiddler on the Roof. An adaptation of the classic musical about family, community, humor, faith, and love. $20– $55 (discounts for students), The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

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 pieces by Agnes Martin and Judy Chicago. $9 (discounts for children), New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 505-4765072, nmartmuseum.org.

March 14–17 Bead Fest Santa Fe. A three-day convention of beading and jewelry-making with classes, 95-plus workshops, 150-plus booths for shopping, and free demonstrations. $12–$15, Thursday 5–9 pm, Friday 10 am–6 pm, Saturday 10 am–6 pm, Sunday 11 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 610-232-5745, beadfest.com.

Through January 4, 2014 New World Cuisine: The History of Chocolate, Mate y Más. More than 300 objects are on display exploring how centuries of experimentation and the merging of cultures have produced today’s cuisines, including the food associated with New Mexico. $6–$9, Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo,



505-476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. Through February 9, 2014 Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May. An exhibition with first-edition and foreignlanguage versions of Karl May’s American Western novels, as well as photographs of the author’s life. $6–$9, Mezzanine Gallery at the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 505-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org.

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Taos February 9 Valentine’s Day Workshop. A handmade-art extravaganza for all ages with proceeds benefiting the Harwood Art in the Schools program. $5 per family (suggested donation), 10 am, Fern Hogue Mitchell Education Center at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St, 575-758-9826, harwoodmuseum.org. February 23 Paint for the Peaks. A snowboard art exhibition and auction with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research, education, and health services. 4 pm, Taos Ski Valley’s Martini Tree Bar, taosskivalley.com.

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Saturday, July 20, 9am–5pm Free for SFBG members Memberships for sale at the gate


505·471·9103 www.santafebotanicalgarden.org The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is located at 715 Camino Lejo

Sunday, July 21, 9am–5pm Free admission S I G N AT U R E S P O N S O R

March 7–10 Taos Shortz Film Fest. Now in its 6th year, this festival screens regional and global films, as well as films made by students. $15 for each program (passes available), multiple venues, taosshortz.com. March 13 American String Quartet. Taos Chamber Music Group’s cellist Sally Guenther joins the American String Quartet for a performance of Franz Schubert’s C Major String Quintet, Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 54, no. 1, and Leo Janacek’s First String Quartet. $12–$20, 7:30 pm , Taos Community Auditorium at the Taos Center for the Arts, 145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, 575-758-0150, taoschambermusicgroup.com. 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 St, 575-758-9826, harwoodmuseum.org.

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.

open nightly for lite dining and spirits

100 Sandoval St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 800-336-3676 | HiltonOfSantaFe.com february/march 2013

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Los Alamos

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A lesser-known destination gem, Los Alamos joins towns like Santa Fe and Taos with its own stunning mountain backdrop. Piquing travelers’ curiosity, Los Alamos’s storied history involves some of the country’s most top-secret endeavors. Visit the Bradbury Science Museum (lanl.gov/museum) to learn about what really puts this small town on the map: Los Alamos National Laboratory. Explore where World War II scientists constructed the first atomic bomb, a watershed event altering the landscape of war and technology forever. Delve into today’s focus on state-of-the-art defense and technology research. These programs play a crucial role in both US and global economic, environmental, political, and social arenas. For an extra bit of adventure, explore Bandelier National Monument (nps.gov/band), located about 30 minutes outside of town. There, a network of trails snakes visitors through ruins of ancient Anasazi dwellings that date back to 1150 AD. You can drive through the area, park your car and wander around, or take a guided tour.—Samantha Schwirck



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