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The City of Santa Fe Event Calendar

celebrating all things Native during Santa Fe Indian Market

this week’s top


and entertainment


week of August 20

“What I do with my hands is really an extension of what the creator wills. The only person that can create is the creator.”

END OF SEASON CONCERTS! Thank you for helping to make our 2015 Season a huge success. But—it’s not over yet! There are still a few chances left for you to experience some of the world’s greatest chamber music and musicians! But hurry. The season ends on Monday night, August 24!

CONCERT VENUES – SFA: St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. and LEN: The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St.

A Salute to Indian Market — FREE Fri Aug 21 • 6 PM @ SFA David Starobin, guitar


Sat Aug 22 • 6 PM @ LEN New York Philharmonic music director and 2015 Festival Artist-In-Residence Alan Gilbert conducts chamber music greats in an “indescribable miracle in sound,” Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major for Winds, “Gran Partita.” SPONSORED BY THORNBURG INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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THE ANTICIPATION HAS BEEN building and building, and finally the time is here: This weekend, Santa Fe’s Indian Market takes over the entire downtown as Native American artists from all parts of the continent descend upon us to present some of the world’s most stunning artwork. I believe we gravitate not only toward the beauty of Native American art forms, but also to the deeper significance that’s often present. While today’s designs are contemporary and appropriate for the 21st century, I can’t wear a Native American bolo tie or bracelet without feeling a connection to these cultures that were here first, and who have deep spiritual associations with this land. Over the past several years, we’ve watched participants expand their artistry as they incorporate new techniques, unique materials, and innovative contemporary design to keep their jewelry, sculpture and other artwork fresh and compelling.  And although I’m not much of a celebrity watcher, I have noticed that several of the rich and famous incorporate Native American jewelry and design into their wardrobes. So while Indian Market is certainly the most significant event happening this weekend, Santa Fe will be busy with lots of other musical entertainment and gallery openings as well. Don’t hesitate to continue beyond the booths and experience all that the City Different has to offer.

Bruce Adams





Mon Aug 24 • 6 PM @ LEN Schubert’s inspirational “Rosamunde” Quartet in a virtuosic performance by the renowned Dover Quartet. And experience his beloved Piano Trio in B-flat Major, one of the greatest chamber music works in the repertoire!

Meow Wolf fabricators and computer programmers work on the group’s interactive exhibition, House of Eternal Return


TICKETS AND INFORMATION Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director

JULY 19 – AUGUST 24, 2015

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax, and New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs.


505.982.1890 Ticket Office: NM Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.

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Welcome to Santa Fe! Santa Fe is rated one of the top ten destinations in the world for its abundance of high-quality art, shopping, attractions, outdoor adventures, food, and entertainment. Santa Fean NOW is your hands-on source of information for all that’s happening around town. Whether you’re a local resident, first time visitor, or a regular, NOW has the listings you need to navigate hundreds of weekly gallery openings, live music, and more to make the most of your time here. For extra tips and insider insights, please stop by our Visitor Centers at the Downtown Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Railyard, or just off the Plaza at the Community Convention Center. This summer, ask about all the Summer of Color events, new exhibits, and our many famous festivals. Have a wonderful time in the City Different. Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor



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On the cover: Dan Namingha’s Passage #39; new show at Niman Fine Art opens Friday, August 21. See page 38.

Bruce King Paint in Motion

Diplomacy 40 x 30 unf oil

August 18 through August 31 ARTIST Friday, August 21 5 pm - 8 pm


Waxlander Gallery

celebrating thirty-one years of excellence

622 Canyon Road • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505.984.2202 • 800.342.2202

Native Cinema Showcase




Nocona Burgess dinner and lecture

Comanche artist Nocona Burgess celebrates his famous great-great grandfather in the most recent paintings he has created for his one-man show, Quanah Parker, Comanche, which opens at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art on Friday night, August 21. The approximately one dozen works in the show include portraits of Parker (1845-1911), one of the most wellknown Comanche war chiefs, and the subject of the 2011 book Empire of the Summer Moon. Parker’s life comes alive during a private lecture and dinner with Burgess at Inn and Spa at Loretto on Thursday, August 20. The evening begins with a wine reception and culminates with a gourmet meal prepared by Chef Marc Quinones. Guests are surrounded by Burgess’ paintings of Parker and the people and animals that were important in the war chief’s life. “This is a wonderful intimate evening with Nocona Burgess and an opportunity for collectors to see the show’s paintings prior to the opening,” says Giacobbe-Fritz’s director Palin Wiltshire.—Emily Van Cleve Private dinner and lecture with Comanche artist Nocona Burgess, August 20, 5:30 pm, $75 per person, Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl, RSVP: 505-986-1156,


Indian Market’s 15th annual Native Cinema Showcase, in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA, presents some of the most significant Native films of the past 15 years, as well as new ones. Among the films scheduled are My Legacy by filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in), which focuses on the intergenerational effects of the boarding school experience on a family; Haircuts Hurt, directed by Randy Redroad (Cherokee), which examines the racial prejudice experienced by a Native woman and her son at a local barbershop; and the two-minute English/Navajo film Female Rain—Nilts’s Bi’áád by director Velma Kee Craig (Navajo), which celebrates the Navajo language. “The majority of these films have not had wide distribution even though they are important works,” says curator Melissa Bisagni. “We’re screening everything from children’s films and youth-made animations to comedies and documentaries. A couple of them are one minute long, and the longest is close to three hours.” —Emily Van Cleve Native Cinema Showcase, August 17-23, free, New Mexico History Museum, 105 W Palace, film schedule at

Santa Fe Street Fashion Week: The Show Mayor Javier Gonzalez proclaimed the week of August 24–29 Santa Fe Street Fashion Week at the urging of local brand strategist and fashion blogger Amy Shea. “When Santa Fe promotes itself as a leading art market, fashion isn’t mentioned,” Shea says. “I am amazed at the fashion here so I started talking with Creative Santa Fe and the mayor about raising that profile.” Shea will direct the August 28 runway show, featuring designers whose garments are for sale in Santa Fe shops and boutiques. Participating international and local design studios include ETRO, The Row, Ivan Grundhal, Lars Andersson, Comme des Garçons, Lily of the West, Patina Gallery, Atelier Danielle, United Nude, and Ojo Santa Fe, with a special appearance by New York City costume designer Renato Dicent. Local Navajo designer Orlando Dugi will present his Red Collection, his first line to include some pieces for men, such as an arm cuff, a tunic, and a kilt.—Cristina Olds Santa Fe Street Fashion Week: The Show, August 28, reception 6:30 pm, runway show, 7:30 pm, $175–$225, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco,

ZACHARIAH RIEKE July 17 – September 12

Wedge, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 69.5” x 55.5”



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Indigenous Fine Art Market There’s Native art around nearly every corner of Santa Fe this weekend, as the Indigenous Fine Art Market spills across the Railyard and runs nearly concurrently with Santa Fe Indian Market. Entirely volunteer run, IFAM debuted last year as a venue for artists desiring a larger voice outside of the markets in which they usually participate. IFAM’s second year, running August 20 to 22, will feature more than 350 artists who were selected by a jury from a pool of 500. Artists from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico are exhibiting. Kristen Dorsey, a jeweler who attended IFAM’s inaugural year and was invited again this year, observes, “I was excited about the IFAM mission of creating a platform to showcase the diversity of indigenous artists from not only this country, but from around the globe. I am a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, and being from a Southeastern tribe, I constantly feel underrepresented at Native art shows. It is exciting to participate in a show that is actively seeking out artists from not only the Southwest, but from all regions and countries.” Dorsey will be showing her Panther Woman collection, which draws upon imagery from ancient adornment and gilds today’s female warriors with bejeweled armor of silver, rose gold, aquamarine, labradorite, and moonstone. “This is not just tepees and buffaloes,” says John Torres-Nez, IFAM president and former chief operating officer of the Santa Fe Indian Market. “It could be traditional art. It could be contemporary. But all of it is fine. … It’s a contemporary expression of where Indians are today.” The performing arts promise to be as dynamic as the visual arts. The show opens with a launch party Wednesday, August 19, with a DJ, dancing, and interactive art activities. Throughout the weekend, the main stage will host pop-up performances of Native traditional dance; a fashion show with Beyond Buckskin Boutique and the Native Jewelers Society; and music from Jir Anderson, Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, and Culture Shock Camp. —Ashley M. Biggers Indigenous Fine Art Market, August 19–22, launch party August 19, 8 pm–midnight, Farmers Market Pavilion, Santa Fe Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 8

Best of Enemies opens August 14, $7–$10, Center for Contemporary Arts, 10 Old Pecos Trl, check for times

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


Krisen Dorsey, Panther Woman rings, bracelets and necklace

In 1968, America was protesting the Vietnam War. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy had been assassinated. By the time the GOP and Democratic Conventions rolled around in late summer, rebellion was at a fever pitch. This is the era of Best of Enemies, from directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville, a captivating documentary that sets a filmmaking high bar. At the time, news reporting was competitive, with high journalistic standards and the networks did not invite controversy. That all changed when ABC recruited liberal Gore Vidal to square off against conservative William F. Buckley in a series of ten debates. From that point on, personal attacks took center stage over the issues. Cleverly interweaving the debates and party conventions, Best of Enemies excels at building tension and anticipation. By ten minutes into the movie, the viewer can’t wait to see the fireworks and actually hear Vidal and Buckley square off. In highlighting issues of race divisiveness, law and order, and deplorable public discourse, the film feels contemporary, rather than like a period piece.—Joanna Smith

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation

Maverick, Tom Cruise’s iconic fighter pilot in the 1986 movie Top Gun, has aged into Ethan Hunt, the hero of Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation. Cruise as Maverick was cocky, and so were all of Cruise’s characters through Jerry Maguire in 1996, when he matured for Renée Zellweger. The Last Samurai and Mission Impossible III showed he could fall hard in love. Now, however, Cruise’s arc has begun its descent. He’s exhausted in Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation, practically sighing through breakneck feats of derringdo. He hates clinging to the outside of a plane as it takes off, and screams at his partner to “Open the door!” When they need to pull an underwater heist, everyone simply assumes he can hold his breath for three minutes. There’s a scene where his stopped heart is jumped with a defibrillator. In a motorcycle chase with assassins, he takes a turn so low and fast that his knee scrapes the ground, and he reacts like it hurts. His big moment with the girl at the end— and they could make a smoking couple, if he cared—is a hug! It’s sad. Still, this is probably Cruise’s best pure action film. The set pieces are bigger and faster, more cleverly choreographed, and more dangerous. They are also clearly dirty, hard work. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie throws impossible scenarios at his hero, and Tom Cruise surmounts them because that’s what Tom Cruise does. He’s improved since Top Gun, and Rogue Nation feels like the pinnacle. But the soul that inhabits these roles is drained and lonely.—Phil Parker



Best of Enemies

this week August 26: Folk rock musician David Berkeley at Santa Fe Plaza

August 20 thursday 40th Annual Benefit Auction: Silent Auction and Live Auction Preview Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo

Silent auction of contemporary and historic Native American art and preview of the museum’s upcoming live auction (see August 21, Art Events). Free, 3:30–6 pm, 505-982-4636,

Antique American Indian Art Show El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

A Native American art show showcasing top national dealers in historic American Indian art. $15, 11 am–6 pm,

Indigenous Fine Art Market Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta A juried Native art show and sale, with pop-up entertainment and main-stage performances. Free, 10 am–10 pm, 505-819-3695,

Old Friends, New Faces: New Works by Featured Artists Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Case Trading Post, 704 Camino Lejo A sales show of new work by artists Jackie Larson Bread (Blackfeet), Richard Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), Jared Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), and Mavasta Honyouti (Hopi). Free, 11 am–1 pm, 505-982-4636,

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 10

108 Cathedral

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101: the life of Comanche activist and civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history. Free with admission ($10), through October 20, 505-983-1666,

All Action Figure Pop Gallery, 125 Lincoln

New 3-D mixed media work by filmmaker and artist Steven Paul Judd. Free, reception 6–8 pm, 505-820-0788,

Edge of Discovery Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon

Work by Josh Tobey. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-9833,

Indian Market Opening Malouf on the Plaza, 61 Old Santa Fe Trl

Work by local, regional, and Native American artists including Pam Springall, Artie Yellowhorse, Dian Malouf, Michelle Tapia, Robert Rogers, and Jennifer Kalled. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-819-5791,

New Works by Native American Artists Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

A group exhibition of Native American artwork. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 866-878-3555,

Indian Market Receptions Robert Nichols Gallery, 419 Canyon

Cara Romero and Diego Romero. Free, reception 4–7 pm, 505-982-2145,

An Evening of Redness in the West

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A group exhibition of work that reimagines the idea of the apocalypse. $10, reception 5–7 pm, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Visions and Visionaries Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Kieve Family Gallery: Development of Native art in the 1960s American southwest and its evolution into a national movement. $10, reception 5–7 pm, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s work explores intersections of photography, film, and sound. $10, reception 5–7 pm, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Wanderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A new body of photo-based work by Meryl McMaster. $10, reception 5–7 pm, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Piano music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,


August 20–August 26

Native Visions by Marwin Begaye Native Visions by Marwin Begaye Native Visions by Marwin Begaye

“Friend of a Friend” “Friend of a Friend” “Friend of a Friend”

Acrylic 36 x 24 inches Acrylic 36 x 24 inches Acrylic 36 x 24 inches

Native Influence by Harriette Tsosie Native Influence by Harriette Tsosie Native Influence by Harriette Tsosie

Artists’ Reception Artists’ Reception Artists’ FridayReception 8/21/15 Friday 8/21/15 Friday 5 to 78/21/15 PM 5 to 7 PM 5 to 7 runs PM Show Show runs Show runs through through through 9/22/15 9/22/15 9/22/15 “Walking the Path” “Walking the Path” “Walking the Path”

Acrylic 12 x 12 in Acrylic 12 x 12 in Acrylic 12 x 12 in

“Ugaritic” 12 x 48 in “Ugaritic” “Ugaritic” 12 x 48 in 12 x 48 in

708 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 708 Canyon Santa 708 Canyon Road Road Santa Fe, Fe, NM NM 87501 87501 505-780-8390 505-780-8390 505-780-8390

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café, 3482 Zafarano

Belly dancing performance. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-474-5644,

Trio Bijou Zia Diner, 326 S Guadalupe

Jazz classics played with string instruments. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-7008,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,


Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Indian Market 2015 Kick-Off Party Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

Kick off event for the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market (see August 22, Art Events), Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505983-5220,

Latin Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Santos Closing/Artist Night Eye on the Mountain Gallery, 614 Agua Fria

Daughter of the Regiment Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera

Indian Market Sneak Previews Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

Blues, rock, and R&B music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Donizetti’s opera, conducted by Speranza Scappucci. $38–$279, 8 pm, 505-986-5900,

Mozart & Brahms Piano Quartets The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major (K. 493), Rolf Wallin’s Stonewave, and Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor (Op. 60). Part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. $10–$72, 6 pm, 505-982-1890,

Ronald Roybal Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 131 Cathedral

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Soyeon Kate Lee Piano Recital New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

A monthly event showcases talent and local resources with an avenue for networking. Free, 6 pm, 505-471-9103,

Pat Malone and John Blackburn El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz guitar and acoustic bass. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Sol Fire El Farol, 808 Canyon

Rock infused with pop, R&B, and Latin influences. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912, 12

Old Friends, New Faces: Artist Demonstrations Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Case Trading Post, 704 Camino Lejo

Zenobia La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

A performance of Native flute and Spanish guitar music. $12, 7–8:30 pm, 505-995-8864,

MIX Santa Fe Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 725 Camino Lejo

A juried Native art show and sale, with pop-up entertainment and main-stage performances. Free, 10 am–10 pm, 505-819-3695,

Singer/songwriter. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-988-4455,

With VDJ Dany. $5, 9 pm–midnight, 505-982-0775,

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–midnight, 505428-0690,

Indigenous Fine Art Market Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

A closing event for the exhibition Santos. Free, 5–9 pm, 928-308-0319,

Members-only sneak preview 5:30–7:30 pm, followed by general-public sneak preview 7:30–9:30 pm of the 94th annual Santa Fe Indian Market (see August 22, Art Events). A ticketed event. 505-983-5220,

Breakfast with the Curators Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum Hill Café, 710 Camino Lejo

Guest curator Dr. Letitia Chambers, former head of the Heard Museum, hosts breakfast in the café, followed by a tour of Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women (see Ongoing). A Summer of Color event. $35, 8:30–10:30 am, 505-476-1269,

A solo piano recital with Soyeon Kate Lee. Part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. $10–$27, noon, 505-982-1890,

August 21 friday 40th Annual Benefit Auction: True West Open Collector’s TableHouse and Live Auction True West Santa Fe of the American Indian Wheelwright Museum 130 704 Lincoln Camino Lejo

Featuring trunk show with jewelry Annual livea auction of Native Ameri- artist Jacqueline Gala from Taos, ajewelry, demo with Katsina Carver Gerry can art including pottery, Quotskuyva, a demothe with paper cutting Valerie and more, following preview event onartist Thursday Rangel, and a20, trunk andFree, demo10with Katsina am–4 pm, 505(See August Artshow Events). Carvers Bradford and Wilfred Kaye. 10 am–6 pm, 982-4636, 505-982-0055,

Steve Lucas (Hopi), 6 x 11.25" August 20-21: 40th Annual Benefit Auction: Collector’s Table and Live Auction at the Wheelwright Museum


Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Deborah Lindquist’s summer/fall trunk show. Free, all day, through August 23, 505-986-0362,

Artist demonstrations on the museum patio with Timothy Talawepi (Hopi), Felicia Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), Deanna Tenorio (Santo Domingo Pueblo/ Pomo), and more. Free, 9 am–noon, 505-982-4636,

Wes Johnson Solo Cava Santa Fe Lounge, 309 W San Francisco

August 20: Soyeon Kate Lee recital at NM Museum of Art

Eco Couture Trunk Show BODY of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova

“Wolf Tag with a Red Tail Hawk”

40" x 30"


JOHN NIETO A Force of Color and Spirit Opening Reception • Friday, August 21, 2015 • 5 to 7pm

VENTANA FINE ART 400 Canyon Road

Santa Fe, NM 87501



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Cheese and Wine GF Contemporary, 707 Canyon

Gallery artists present their favorite cheese for tasting. $5, 5–7 pm, 505-983-3707,

Native American I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Lois Ellen Frank presents a fascinating look into Native American food and culture during this demonstration class. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Northern New Mexican Classics Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Learn to prepare a variety of Northern New Mexico’s traditional, signature dishes with Chef Rocky Durham. $75, 10 am–1 pm, 505-983-7445,

Paella Party Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A hands-on paella cooking class also includes tasty tapas such as rosemary flatbread. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Restaurant Walk I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A walking restaurant tour includes visits to Agoyo Lounge, Eloisa, La Boca/Taberna, and Il Piatto. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Annual Indian Market Reception Handwoven Originals, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Jewelry by Richard Lindsay, weaving, handmade accessories, and more. Free, 4–7 pm, 505-982-4118,

The Art of Enchantment Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace

Work by Kim Douglas Wiggins. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-0440,

ARTsmart Summer Student Exhibition ARTbarn, 1516 Pacheco

New jewelry by Tony Abeyta. Free, 3–6 pm, 505-982-6244,

A Force of Color and Spirit Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon

Work by John Nieto. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 800-746-8815, 14

The Nature of Color Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 225 Canyon

A group exhibition of paintings and sculpture. A Summer of Color event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-0807,

Third Annual Native Exhibition Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon

Various types of artwork created by ARTsmart summer students. Free, 4–6 pm, 505-992-2787,

Work by artist/curator Silvester Hustito (Zia Pueblo) and selected participants on the cutting edge of contemporary Native art. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-992-8878,

Ben Nighthorse and Gallery Group Show Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

Paint in Motion Waxlander Gallery

Contemporary Native American Group Show Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon

Indian Market Reception Robert Nichols Gallery, 419 Canyon

Work by Ben Nighthorse. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 866-878-3555,

Work by eight Native artists from three generations. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-992-0711,

Eddy Shorty and David Jonason Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

Oil paintings by David Jonason and sculptures by Eddy Shorty. A Summer of Color event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1657,

Francis Livingston Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

Work by Francis Livingston. A Summer of Color event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1657,

Indian Market Group Show Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon

Work by Sue Krzyston, Gloria D’, Scott Rogers, and Monte Yellowbird. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-988-3444,

Morning Morning Star Gallery, 513 Canyon

New works on paper by Dolores Purdy (Caddo/Winnebago). Free, 10 am–1 pm, 505-982-8187,

Native Visions Gallery 901, 708 Canyon

Work by Marwin Begaye and Harriette Tsosie. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-780-8390,

Quanah Parker-Comanche Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon A Continuing Journey The Owings Gallery on Palace, 100 E Palace

Group exhibition of acrylics, oils, glass, ceramics, and more. A Summer of Color event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-992-0400,

Work by painter Nocona Burgess. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-986-1156,

Red Star Colors Windsor Betts Art Brokerage House 143 Lincoln

Work by Crow artist Kevin Red Star. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-1234,

Season of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado

An exhibition of new oils by Bruce King. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-984-2202,

Work by ceramacist Glen Nipshank. Free, reception 2–5 pm, 505-982-2145,

Gifts From the Earth Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

Works by potter Caroline Carpio (Isleta Pueblo). Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-955-1500, greenbergfineart. com.

Indian Market Show The Signature Gallery, 102 W Water

New work by gallery artists. Free, reception 4–9 pm, 505-983-1050,

Andrew Rodriguez The Longworth Gallery

Exhibition of works by sculptor Andrew Rodriguez. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-989-4210,

Steven Muldoon and Ben Wright Wyland Galleries of Santa Fe, 202 Canyon

Meet artists Steven Muldoon and Ben Wright. Free, through August 23, 844-795-7300,

New Audiences for Native Films Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A reception and panel discussion on the role of Native American filmmakers, artists, and cultural and content advisors in Hollywood’s shifting climate. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-983-1666,

Through the Gate of Sweet Nectar: Learning the Heart Liturgy of Feeding the Hungry Spirits Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Joan Halifax explore the meaning and making of this powerful, rare, and beautiful liturgy. $390-$430, through August 23, 505-986-8518 ext. 12,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Pianist/vocalist. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-984-1193,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classics, standards, and Broadway originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Gentleman’s Happy Hour Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country, Spanish, and R&B music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

A circus cabaret and aerial theater installation. $20–$25, 7 pm (doors), 8:30 pm (show),,

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

La Finta Giardiniera Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Juicebox Ray. $7, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-0775,

The Gruve El Farol, 808 Canyon

Salute to Indian Market St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace

Funk and soul music. $5, 9 pm, 505-983-9912,

David Starobin n the guitar. Part ot the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Free, 6 pm, 505-982-1890,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Happy hour. Free, 5-7 pm, 505-206-2318,

Jim Ortega and Denny Cicak Swiss Bistro & Bakery, 401 S Guadalupe

Romantic songs and melodies from Europe and the Americas with trumpet, guitar, and vocals. Free, 7-9 pm, 505-988-1111,

Robert Muller Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Cabaret music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

August 22 saturday

Swinging jazz piano trio. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar, 58 S. Federal

Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Wes & Mito y Miguelito Cava Santa Fe Lounge, 309 W San Francisco Guitar duo. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-988-4455,

Dark is the Night Circus: All The Time, Time Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Mozart’s opera, conducted by Chief Conductor Harry Bicket. $40–$300, 8 pm, 505-986-5900,

Artist Gallery Sessions True WestofOpen House Native Arts Museum Contemporary True West Santa Fe, 130 Lincoln 108 Cathedral

Featuring a trunk show with jewelry artistand Artists Meryl McMaster, Andrea Carlson, Jacqueline Taos,Lara a trunk show Yatika Fields;Gala andfrom curators Evans and with Tatiana jewelry artist Rodneydiscuss Coriz, and trunk show and Lomahaftewa-Singer theira current exhibitions demo with Katsina Carvers Bradford and Wilfred (see August 20, Museum Openings) and practice. pm, 505-982-0055, Kaye. 10 am–6 pm, 505-983-1666, Free, 10–12 truewestsf.

Indigenous Fine Art Market Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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Stephen Ben Muldoon AND Wright


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A juried Native art show and sale, with pop-up entertainment and main-stage performances. Free, 10 am–4:30 pm, 505-819-3695,

Native Haute Couture Fashion Show Cathedral Park, 213 Cathedral

Featuring pieces by Native designers, curated by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, in conjunction with Santa Fe Indian Market (see August 22, Art Events). Free, 1 pm, 505-983-5220,

Paint Moment Art Sanctuary, 621 Old Santa Fe Trl, Ste 16 A guided painting class. $45, 6–8 pm, 575-404-1801,

Railyard Arts District Tour Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta Discover the area’s contemporary art. Free, 1–3 pm,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the park ramada 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Juried fine art and craft show for Northern New Mexico artists, featuring paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-414-8544,

Santa Fe Indian Market Santa Fe Plaza, 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

The 94th Santa Fe Indian Market features nearly 1,000 of the continent’s finest Native artists. Free, 7 am–5 pm (August 22), 8 am–5 pm (August 23),



Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

See where local brews such as Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Pale Ale are made. Free, 12 pm, 505-424-3333,

SPORE: An Anthracite Ballad Art Shack, 2833 Hwy 14, Madrid

Work by Jamison Chas Banks. Free, reception 4–7 pm, 505-660-2923,

Gallerist and Collector: Where They Meet? Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A session that explores the rarely discussed relationships between the commercial art gallery, gallerist, and collector. Free, 1–2 pm, 505-983-1666,

LaDonna Harris: The Art of Self Determination Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A forum to share knowledge and strategies for advancing tribal self-determination within an era of intense globalization, with a focus on LaDonna Harris, the subject of the documentary LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (See August 20, Film). Free, 1–2 pm,

Pianist/vocalist. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-984-1193,

Celebrate Teatro Paraguas Private Residence, Santa Fe

A gala fundraiser with catering by Walter Burke, beer by Duel Brewing, music, entertainment, and a silent auction. $75, 6–9 pm, 505-424-1601,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classical, standards, and Broadway originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Gary Farmer and The Trouble Makers El Farol, 808 Canyon Blues, rock, R&B, and soul music. $5, 9 pm, 505-983-9912,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

Live guitar music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-3030,

August 22: Kasey Lansdale Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery

Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve 27283 I-25 West Frontage Rd, La Cienega

Spend a morning in the unique wetland habitat and learn about the diversity of birds from Rocky Tucker, volunteer bird guide. Free, 9–11 am, 505-471-9103,


Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

John Rangel Quartet El Mesón, 213 Washington

Piano music. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Julie Trujillo & David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Broadway show tunes. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Live Auction Gala and Reception La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

A cocktail reception at La Terraza, followed by a live auction and dinner in the Lumpkins Ballroom, in conjunction with Santa Fe Indian Market (see August 22, Art Events). $175, 5–9 pm, 505-983-5220,

Awashishkode (Beyond the Fire) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Artist Eve-Lauryn LaFountain and collaborator, musician Jon Almaraz, create a live sound and light performance that expands upon the exhibition Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) (see August 20, Museum Openings). Free, 2:15–2:45 pm, 505-983-1666,

Cold Mountain Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon captures the fervor of Charles Frazier’s thrilling novel Cold Mountain in this world premiere. $40–$300, 8 pm, 505-986-5900,

August 23 sunday Artisan Market True West Open House Farmers Market Pavilion True Fe, 130 Lincoln 1607West PaseoSanta de Peralta

Featuring a trunk show with jewelry artist Artists, craftspeople, psychics, healers, live Rodney music, Coriz, and a trunk show and demo with Katsina and food. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098, Carvers Bradford and Wilfred Kaye. 10 am–6 pm, 505-982-0055,

Native American Clothing Contest Santa Fe Plaza, 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Portal Artisans Celebration New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country, Spanish, and R&B music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar, 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Plant Walk

Joy Harjo Book Signing + Discussion Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Artist-in-residence Alan Gilbert leads Mozart’s glorious Serenade No. 10, Gran Partita. Part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. $10–$45, 6 pm, 505-982-1890,

Latin world music during lunch. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

Cherokee Nation novelist Margaret Verble and John Haworth (Cherokee Nation) discuss Verble’s new novel Maud’s Line (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Free, 11 am–noon, 505-983-1666,

Award winning Muscogee-Creek poet, musician, playwright, and performer Joy Harjo reads and performs selected works from her new collection of poetry Conflict of Resolution for Holy Beings (W.W. Norton). Free, 1–2 pm, 505-983-1666,

In conjunction with Santa Fe Indian Market (see August 22, Art Events), featuring categories for traditional and contemporary Native American fashions. Free, 9 am–noon, 505-983-5220,

Nacha Mendez on the Patio La Casa Sena, 125 E Palace

108 Cathedral

Take a break during Indian Market to enjoy music, hand-crafted art, raffles, Native food booths, and traditional Indian dances in the courtyard. Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-476-5200,

Tamales I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to make three types of tamales: red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf, and blue corn calabacitas. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Cherokee Writers Book Signing + Discussion Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Pianist/vocalist. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-984-1193,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classics, standards, and Broadway originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Indian Market After-Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

A line-up of live Native music in conjunction with Santa Fe Indian Market (see August 22, Art Events). $5, 5 pm, 505-983-5220,

Nacha Mendez and Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912,

Omar Villanueva La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Classical guitar music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

The Liquid Muse Cocktail Club Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Sip Parisian-themed cocktails with author, educator, and mixologist Natalie Bovis. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-982-0775,

Tone and The Major Dudes Evangelo’s, 200 W San Francisco

Tone and The Major Dudes (formerly Tone and Company). $5, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-9014.

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

3rd Annual Bad Pants Scramble Santa Fe Country Club, 4360 Country Club Rd A golf tournament to benefit Gerard’s House. $110 per player, $400 per team, 1:30 pm, 505-577-0374,

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Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water


Classics, standards, and Broadway originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

August 23: Portal Artisans Celebration

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Hillary Smith and Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

The “Stars of Tomorrow” perform two evenings of fully staged opera scenes. $5–$15, 8 pm, 505-986-5900,

From the Canyons to the Stars The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The largest ensemble gathered for one Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concert, under the leadership of conductor Alan Gilbert, performs Messiaen’s From the Canyons to the Stars. Messiaen expert Albert Imperato reveals the work’s beauties in a special pre-concert talk. $10–$80, 6 pm, 505-9821890,

Red Elvises Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

A Russian-American band performs funk rock, surf, rockabilly, reggae, folk rock, and traditional Russian styles of music beside the landmark Water Tower. Free, 6 pm, 505-232-9868,

August 24 monday Pablita Abeyta: Reception & Brunch Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

A reception and brunch for Navajo sculptor Pablita Abeyta. Free, 9–10:30 am, 505-501-6555,

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Pianist/vocalist. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-984-1193,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 9 pm-noon, 505-982-2565, 18

Pianist/vocalist. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-984-1193,

Blues music. $5, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

All Schubert Festival Finale The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Apprentice Showcase Scenes Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

An all-Schubert finale ends the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, with Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (D. 804) and Piano Trio in B-flat major (D. 898). Part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. $10–$78, 6 pm, 505-982-1890,

Cold Mountain Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon captures the fervor of Charles Frazier’s thrilling novel Cold Mountain in this world premiere. $31–$228, 8PM, 505-986-5900,

August 25 tuesday

Blues, rock, and R&B. Free, 8:30 pm–midnight, 505-983-9912,

Classical, standards, and Broadway originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Moon Hat Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Original dancefloor-oriented music with funk and jazz influences, as part of the Santa Fe Bandstand series. Free, 6–7 pm,

The Sticky Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Funk music by the winners of the 2013 New Mexico Music Award for Best R&B song, as part of the Santa Fe Bandstand series. Free, 7:15–8:45 pm,

Mole & More Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to create dishes that incorporate mole, including a smoked chicken dish, chile-glazed carrots and onions, and Mexican chocolate torte. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Terrific Tangines & Couscous Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A hands-on cooking class utilizing Moroccan spices and a tagine cooking pot. $80, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Chaturanga with Viktoria Santa Fe Community Yoga Center

Expand your Vinyasa practice through an in-depth analysis of chaturanga. $12, 7–8:30 pm, 505-820-9363,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

Tango dancing. $5, 7:30–11 pm, 505-983-6756,

August 23: Cherokee author Margaret Verble at MoCNA

Natural Movement, Body Weight Training, and Yoga Santa Fe Railyard Park 1611 Paseo de Peralta

David Berkeley Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Folk/rock music with neo-bluegrass influences, as part of the Santa Fe An all-level class that combines many Bandstand series. Free, 6–7 pm, disciplines with the goal of becoming fit and having fun. $15 (suggested donaDetroit Lightning tion), 7–8 am,

Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Rigoletto Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera

A Grateful Dead tribute to the band’s 50th anniversary, as part of the Santa Fe Bandstand series. Free, 7:15–8:45 pm,

Conducted by Jader Bignamini in his American debut. $31–$228, 8 pm, 505Joaquin Gallegos 986-5900,

August 26

wednesday Paint Moment Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

A guided painting class. $75, 2:30–4:30 pm, 575-404-1801,

You Say Tomato… Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

A demonstration class that highlights three tomato-based dishes. $85, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Conversations @ SFAI: Collection vs. Capture Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s

A discussion focused on the ethical quandaries associated with the production and collection of heritage-based objects, in conjunction with SFAI’s hosting of SWAIA Residency Fellows, the Rasmuson Foundation Fellow, and Canada Council for the Arts Fellows. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-424-5050,

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

This week’s Dharma Talk is presented by Ray Olson, a Zen priest at Upaya. Free (donations accepted), 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Pianist/vocalist. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-984-1193,

El Mesón, 213 Washington

Flamenco guitar music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Mystic Lizard La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Bluegrass music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Summer Swing The Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s gala event celebrates the Big Band Era, with a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and program featuring Desert Chorale members, Grammy Award– winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and The Bert Dalton Trio. $175, 6 pm, 505-988-2282,

The Major Dudes El Farol, 808 Canyon

Blues music. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222, junctionsantafe. com.

Wingtips & Windsors Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

A weekly event focuses on the music, style, and dance of the 1920s, featuring a dance lesson and live music. $5, 7 pm, 505-982-0775,

Daughter of the Regiment Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera

Donizetti’s opera, conducted by Speranza Scappucci. $31–$183, 8 pm, 505-986-5900,

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Ongoing Line, Color, Composition Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

An exploration of Georgia O’Keeffe’s creative process. Through September 13. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

Monarch: Orange Takes Flight Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo

Orange predominates in the container gardens on view, with other plants of complementary colors mixed in. A Summer of Color event. $5–$7 (free for kids 12 and younger), through September 13, 505-471-9103,

The Red That Colored the World Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

An exhibition focused on the color red and the history of cochineal, an insect-based dye that produces the hue. A Summer of Color event. $6–9, through September 13, 505-476-1250,

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Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Figures of women sculpted by seven female Native American artists. $6–$9, through October 19, 505-467-1200,

City Tours

Discover the City Different via Historic Walks of Santa Fe (historicwalksofsantafe. com), Get Acquainted Walking Tour (505983-7774), A Well-Born Guide (swguides. com), and New Mexico Museum of Art (

Entreflamenco The Lodge at Santa Fe, 744 Calle Mejia Flamenco dancers Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez perform nightly. $25-$50, 8 pm nightly (except Tuesdays), through August 30, 505-988-1234,

For more events happening around town, visit the Santa Fean’s online calendar at

Nathan Gunn renowned baritone returns to Santa Fe THE SANTA FE OPERA welcomes the return of acclaimed baritone Nathan Gunn as he performs the leading role of W.P. Inman in the world premiere of Cold Mountain. Gunn’s impressive international career on the opera, concert, and recital stages has expanded in recent years. In addition to voice instruction and his numerous operatic successes (in the title roles of Billy Budd and Eugene Onegin, for example), he is also involved in musical theater. Recent cabaret-style appearances with singer / actor Mandy Patinkin garnered excellent reviews. Having been appointed director of the Philadelphia Opera’s American Repertoire Council in 2012, Gunn maintains an active interest in promoting new operas and to training up and coming singers. Indefatigable, he is also General Director of Lyric Opera of Illinois but still manages to continue performing major operatic roles, art songs and show tunes. ­

SWAIA 2015 Artist Fellowships THE SOUTHWESTERN Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) announces this year’s Indian Market artist fellows in four distinct categories: Discovery, Design, Residency and Youth. The Discovery award ($5,000) celebrates boundary-pushing creative innovation by three artists. Two Residency Fellowships offer a seven-week residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute plus a $3,500 prize. The Design Fellowship (this year’s award goes to the Crow Nation’s Del Curfman) sees the winning artist’s work become the 2015 brand on all Indian Market merchandise, and includes a $1,500 cash award. The Youth Fellowship honors two young talents with a $500 cash award intended to help with supplies or research projects.


Razelle Benally: Oglala Lagota and Diné filmmaker/video artist Razelle Benally says she feels a creative duty to represent native women in a positive manner, to “show the world that we are still here, that we still have a voice. Our stories are important and so are our people and history.” Her Sundance Film institute Native Lab-supported film I Am Thy Weapon begins production in August 2015.

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honoring brilliance and promise in young Native artists

Terese Marie Mailhot: A member of the Seabird Island First Nations Band in British Columbia, Canada, writer Terese Marie Mailhot is an MFA student at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). A columnist at Indian Country Today, she is currently working on a novel called Medicine Wheel. Witty, incisive and original, she offers a powerful commentary and reflection on contemporary Native life. Dan Friday: Dan Friday, of the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest, is an internationally collected glass artist currently exhibiting at Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe. He owns his own “hot shop,” gallery and studio in Seattle. His artistic vision is strongly influenced by his indigenous roots, and two decades of working with glass artists Dale Chihuly and Paul Marioni. 2015 DESIGN FELLOW Del Curfman: Del Curfman is a member of the Crow Nation and grew up in Pryor, Montana. A BFA student at IAIA, Curfman is a painter generous with lush color, and skilled in sharp, strong design. His elegant oil on panel painting of a crow, Deception, is 2015’s winning design. Curfman is represented by the MEI Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.


RESIDENCY FELLOWS Holly Grimm: Holly Grimm is a Diné painter known for abstraction, intricate surfaces, and lately, observation-based work (plein air). Her paintings have been shown extensively throughout

the Southwest. She is transitioning her art into an environmental/social practice by integrating it with sustainable practices such as permaculture in dryland Native American communities. Wayne Nez Gaussoin: Picuris Pueblo/Diné jeweler Wayne Nez Gaussoin combines traditional Native American and contemporary construction techniques, creating exciting, often highly sculptural works in a variety of materials. The son of famed jewelers David and Connie Tsosie, Gaussoin is expanding his vision, completing the final year of his MFA program at UNM, specializing in sculpture and art installation. 2015 YOUTH FELLOWS Chamisa Edd-Belin: Diné painter Chamisa Edd-Belin is the third in her talented family to win a SWAIA Fellowship, after her older sisters Ruthie and Sierra. Like many young artists, she riffs on popular cartoon characters, folding them elegantly into traditional Diné cosmology with wry humor and a spoton cultural knowledge. Olathe Antonio: Olathe Antonio is of Diné and Shawnee heritage, and comes from a family of artists. She likens the preparations and process for creating art to that of giving birth, and the completed artwork the beginning of its life journey.

Above: Holly Grimm, Santa Fe Horno Oven, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40". Left: Del Curfman, Blanket, from the Vanishing Series, oil on canvas, 16 x 20".

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ghosts of Ghost Ranch

by Cha r le s C. Poling

archaeological relics provide insight into 19th-century Jicarilla Apache encampments

Maybe they arrived in a wagon or by horseback to gather nuts or hunt deer ... or maybe they came for the view.

The Jicarilla Apache encampment at Ghost Ranch included one large tepee for the shaman and three smaller ones for everyone else. The tepee rings are marked by a series of widely spaced stones.


According to archaeologist Charles M. Haecker, the small number of artifacts found at the Jicarilla Apache encampment suggests a brief visit during warm weather.

with the changing of the seasons. The reservation must have felt confining, to put it mildly, and this group, with its camp outside Abiquiú, was probably ranging into lands they had once freely used but were now off limits. Their impact on those lands was light. Tepee rings are invisible until you learn how to look; all you see now are circles, faintly sketched by widely spaced stones, several yards across, not quite complete. Because of its fragile nature, this site at Ghost Ranch can only be visited with special permission. Ghost Ranch conducts an archaeology tour that walks guests to one of the dig sites on the 22,000-acre property and it also runs archaeology seminars in the summer, giving participants hands-on experience at an actual research site. For more information, contact Ghost Ranch at 505-685-4333 or visit archaeology-of-ghost-ranch-tour.


ONE SUMMER DAY IN THE LATE 1800s, a band of Jicarilla Apaches set up four canvas tepees near a year-round creek on Ghost Ranch and stayed awhile. Maybe they arrived in a wagon or by horseback, an extended family that came here to gather piñon nuts or to hunt the deer that slipped down from the mesas to drink at the stream. Or maybe they came for the view. The space between the tepees is close but not crowded—say, 40 feet apart. Pedernal and Polvadera, the two skyline peaks on this side of the Jemez Mountains, nibble the southern horizon and a meadow of bunch grass and wildflowers slopes up gently. Cheryl Muceus, an archaeologist and the recently retired director of museums for Ghost Ranch, speculates the people who camped here danced in ceremonies on that meadow. From the arroyo they gathered football-sized stones to anchor their fabric or animal-hide tepee walls. They stacked a hearth on the arroyo bank, marked now by a scattering of scorched rocks. A few clean stones fit the hand naturally; they’re manos, hand-held tools for grinding corn. According to the archaeological evidence in a recent scholarly report by Charles M. Haecker, the Jicarilla occupied this camp sometime between 1886 and 1900. They were nomads who often occupied semipermanent encampments, where they hunted and gathered plants for food and medicine before relocating

Wheelwright Museum’s 40th annual auction

by Emily Va n Cle ve

three events for collectors of Native art THERE’S A TREASURE TROVE of arts and crafts for the discriminating collector at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian’s 40th annual benefit auction, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the contemporary and historic Native American art museum. Apart from being a great source of gifts, notes Linda Off, an auction volunteer and collector who is also a trustee of the museum, “[The auctions] also can be a super place to find pieces from the early part of an artist’s career.” The event consists of silent and live auctions with works by many well-known Native artists including jeweler Keri Atumbi (Kiowa), carver Lena Boone (Zuni), potter Nathan Youngblood (Santa Clara Pueblo), and folk artist Mamie Deschillie (Navajo). The silent auction is up first, taking place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tonight (Aug. 20) under the tent in the upper parking lot by the museum. Cardholders can bid on a potpourri of items— jewelry, paintings, baskets, katsina figures, textiles, pottery, and folk art—generally ranging in value from $100 to $1,000. Artists, galleries and collectors have donated the approximately 150 items on the silent auction block. “Some collectors donate pieces just because they want to support the museum,” Off adds. “Others may donate because their tastes have changed. The silent auction can feel like a treasure hunt. The bidding gets quite competitive.” Smaller items that don’t make it into the silent auction are included in the Collectors’ Table sale in the museum’s library. This event is a very popular one, and people line up early for it, cautions the auction’s co-chair Jayne Nordstrom.

Steve Lucas, Hopi 6 x 11.25"

For many collectors, the highlight of the two-day event is the live auction, which takes place under the tent at 1 p.m. on Friday. There are two ways to preview these exquisite pieces, which are generally valued over $1,000. The first is to attend the silent auction on Thursday evening, where the live auction items are set up along the inside perimeter of the tent. Live auction items also can be previewed from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, the day of the auction. In between attending the auctions, many collectors enjoy the exhibits and artist demonstrations held in the museum’s gift shop, The Case Trading Post, which was built in 1975 as a replica of a Navajo Reservation trading post. It features vintage and contemporary Native American art by more than 450 masters and emerging artists. Founded in 1937 by Mary Cabot Wheelwright, along with Navajo singer Hastiin Klah, the museum was designed by architect William Penhallow Henderson based on the traditional Navajo hooghan. Its original mission was to serve as a repository for Navajo art, sound recordings and manuscripts, but in the late 1970s the museum began showcasing artworks created by members of many tribes. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian’s 40th Annual Benefit Auction, silent auction August 20, 4–6 PM; Collectors’ Table August 21, 10–11:30 AM; live auction August 21, 1 PM; 704 Camino Lejo,


Tony Abeyta, Navajo Twin Yeis 27.5 x 21"

Edison Cummings, Navajo

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eating+ drinking Mucho Gusto Located just a half-mile from the Plaza, this humble Mexican restaurant offers classic south-of-the-border fare, such as taquitos, burritos, and the shrimp adovada special pictured here. Prepared in a sauce that includes chopped garlic, onion, ground chile cuajillo, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, olive oil, and a pinch of salt, these sauteed crustaceans are served with fried tortilla strips. For the complete Mucho Gusto experience, also order the homemade salsas and guacamole as an appetizer and wash it all down with an agave wine margarita (also pictured).—Whitney Spivey


Mucho Gusto, 839 Paseo De Peralta,


eating+ drinking

Santa Fe Capitol Grill


With private booths, a full bar, and outdoor seating, the Santa Fe Capitol Grill blends modern chic with classy comfort in both décor and overall ambiance. From salads to steak to seafood, this restaurant has an array of American favorites. The drink menu is no different. The Manhattan Cocktail (pictured), for example, is made with whiskey, Angostura bitters, sweet red vermouth, and either a twist of orange or the proverbial cherry on top, this drink is “delicate, sweet, and delicious [and will make guests] feel the flavor,” according to bartender Brenda Arias.—Elizabeth Sanchez

Mixologist David Rojas

3462 Zafarano,

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Seen Around

photographs by Stephen Lang


Every week, Santa Fean NOW hits the street to take in the latest concerts, art shows, film premieres, and more. Here’s just a sampling of what we got to see.


by Pamela Macias


photographs by Lisa Law

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning on Museum Hill • 505.476.1250

Museum of International Folk Art The Red That Colored The World on Museum Hill • 505.476.1200

New Mexico History Museum/ Palace of the Governors Adobe Summer on the Plaza • 505.476.5100

New Mexico Museum 0f Art Colors of the Southwest on the Plaza • 505.476.5072

ENJOY THE NEW SUMMER OF COLOR MENU AT MUSEUM HILL CAFÉ Pa r t i a l l y f u n d e d b y t h e C i t y o f S a n t a F e A r t s Co m m i s s i o n a n d t h e 1 % Lo d g e r s Ta x . summerofcolor

Opening Night As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe is always hosting openings at galleries and museums around town. Santa Fean NOW was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and here’s just a sampling of the fun people we hung out with.

photographs by Stephen Lang


Tim Herrera, Tufa Cast Bolo Tie, silver, 18-kt gold, leather, natural Bisbee turquoise, and inlays of angel-skin coral, opal, and sugilite



openings | reviews | artists Santa Fe silversmith Tim Herrera may have entered the Institute of American Indian Arts as a two-dimensional artist, but with jewelry tools laid out before him, he took quickly to the art. It was in his blood; his grandfather was a jeweler. Today, Herrera blends traditional and modern techniques to create traditional Southwestern pieces—he uses fabrication, tufa, and cuttlefish casting, and cuts his own stones to fashion bolos, necklaces, and rings. In 2012, his work earned him a fellowship at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. In August, he’ll exhibit at both Santa Fe Indian Market and the Indigenous Fine Art Market. True West of Santa Fe represents his work year-round.—AMB

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by Emily Va n Cle ve


Kim Wiggins at Manitou Galleries pr e se r ving t he he a r t of t he Sout hw e st PAINTER Kim Douglas Wiggins grew up on a Southern New Mexico ranch and has an innate love for everything Southwestern, as well as a longstanding cultural connection to match it (his mother was a rodeo cowgirl; two ancestral uncles died at the Alamo). Much of his work focuses on the history of the Southwest—New Mexico in particular.

His new show at Manitou Galleries includes one of his latest pieces, “Night Vigil at Chimayó,” which communicates the beauty and mystery surrounding Santuario de Chimayó, a Catholic church and important pilgrimage site 27 miles north of Santa Fe. “Even as a child I remember entering its archaic adobe walls, and in my mind it has always defined the heartbeat of New Mexico,” says Wiggins. “This sacred landmark was built around 1816. The beauty of the architecture alone is overwhelming.” As an artist interested in constantly developing and expanding his artistic vision, Wiggins creates not only Southwestern landscapes and historical paintings but also still lifes, cityscapes and symbolic imagery. “Recently my passion for our Western heritage and love for our vanishing wildlife has led me to stretch my boundaries even further,” he explains. “At one time our great American West was an untamed wilderness. Today that’s just not the case. I’ve always believed the artist is the soul of a society and as such must enter into dialogue about certain issues facing his culture.”  A painting of a herd of elk grazing in the northern New Mexico high country is one of Wiggins’ major works at this show, which opens August 21, and for a reason. He says it’s meant to make an artistic statement concerning our stewardship in these changing times. “Simply put,” he adds, “New Mexico faces many difficult decisions as progress takes a foothold and society encroaches on this land’s once hidden beauty.” Kim Douglas Wiggins: The Art of Enchantment, August 21—September 4, reception August 21, 5–7:30 PM, Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace,

Mountain Drifter, oil on canvas, 20 x 16"




Ray Tracey The thunderbird necklace (right) is part of Ray Tracey’s Fred Harvey Collection. The headdress pendants (below) incorporate Damascus agate, silver ore cabochons, turquoise, bumblebee jasper, chrysoprase, and orange chalcedony.

inspired je welr y at Sor rel Sky Galle r y


by Emily Va n Cle ve

This bracelet, left, measures 1 1/8" wide and uses turquoise from many different sources in an intricate inlay pattern.

NAVAJO JEWELRY MAKER and designer Ray Tracey has drawn inspiration for his work from such diverse sources as steps on a mesa near Laguna Pueblo, pebbles on a river bottom, dragonflies, and butterflies. Some of his most recent designs were inspired by late-19th-century entrepreneur Fred Harvey, who promoted tourism in the Southwest and interest in Native American jewelry through his hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Tracey explains that the Native American jewelry pieces sold in Fred Harvey businesses “used a lot of thunderbirds, dogs, and arrows. My Fred Harvey Collection is a take on the original Fred Harvey line. It’s simple silver jewelry with stamp work and turquoise stones.” Tracey’s lifelong love for jewelry began in Sawmill, Arizona when he was 9 years old, bored, and looking for some summer fun. His mother signed him up for a session at a nearby summer school that happened to be stocked with silversmithing materials and tools. “In class, I fabricated my first silver ring for my mother,” he recalls. “I told my father I wanted to make jewelry for the rest of my life.” While studying chemistry and physics at Brigham Young University in Utah, Tracey continued making jewelry at night, traveling to New Mexico during the weekends to sell his work in Gallup. Today, he designs in his Window Rock studio. “Sometimes my creativity comes to a screeching halt, and other times my mind becomes flooded with more ideas than I can remember,” he says. Always striving to create something different, Tracey is constantly hunting for new stones. Lately he’s been fascinated by working with pure silver ore, psilomelane (a hard black oxide mineral with a matrix pattern that reminds him of Santa Clara Pueblo pottery), and Gibeon (an iron meteorite from Namibia). Native American Artists Group Show, reception August 20, 5‑ 7:30 PM, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace, August 20, 2015 NOW 31



Robert “Spooner” Marcus t he gla s s a rti st br ings a con te mp ora r y twi st to cla s sic for ms by Cri stina Olds


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


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

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

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

summer shows at MoCNA Meryl McMaster’s Wanderings and Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s Waabanishimo explore identity and self-expresssion WHEN MERYL MCMASTER was contacted by curator Jon Lockyer about the opportunity to have a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), she got right to work on a new series. Nearly two years later, Wanderings, which features 16 photographs, examines the limitations and possibilities of the self. “I am interested in exploring questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history, and culture,” says the Ottawa, Canada–based artist of her dream-like images. “My practice extends beyond straight photography by incorporating other artistic media into how I build images and express my ideas.” McMaster often uses props and sculptural elements in her work, such as the 5,000 balloons she used for a piece in 2012. McMaster says her inspiration comes from her personal experiences of exploring remote natural landscapes in Canada and beyond. “At the conclusion of these excursions I always come away feeling spiritually nourished and with a heightened understanding of myself,” she explains. “I was highly attuned to my surroundings and began to explore such matters as my relationship with others and my place within the natural world; these adventures were an important catalyst in the process of making my personal identity more transparent to me.” Back in her home



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Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Nawadizo (She Catches Fire), C-print from 4 x 5 negative, 30 x 40"

“How do I, a comtemporary mixed-blood woman, hold onto my heritage, learn my tribal language, and connect with the ways my ancestors lived?” asks Eve-Lauryn LaFountain. studio, McMaster continues her process self-discovery through art.. Wanderings is McMaster’s first show at MoCNA. The exhibit will open in the South Gallery on August 21—the same day that Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s show Waabanishimo(SheDancesTillDaylight)opens in the Hall and Honor Galleries. “Both artists explore identity and self-representation through photography,” says Candice Hopkins, chief curator for MoCNA. “McMaster and LaFountain’s images are deeply evocative. Each of them performs for the camera, and through these performances they parse out the intricacies and complexities of what it means to be a Native person today, caught between two worlds.” For LaFountain—a Los Angeles-based Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa multimedia artist—that means creating her own ceremonies to understand traditions. “How do I, a contemporary mixed-blood woman, hold onto heritage, learn my tribal language, and connect with the ways my ancestors lived?” she asks. “I don’t have buffalo hides to make a tepee, but, as a filmmaker, I do have film. My fire is the flicker of a projector shining through the layers of an imposing culture, and through that gossamer I find glimmers of the ghosts I carry with me.” LaFountain creates her images by taking long exposures of herself dancing with lights attached to her body. Of the resulting ghostly images Hopkins says, “I believe that viewers will be moved by what they see, by phantasmal images that will stay in your mind’s eye long after they are first witnessed.” Meryl McMaster, Equinoctial Line, archival pigment print on watercolor paper, 30 x 45"

Meryl McMaster: Wanderings, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight), August 21–December 31, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral, August 20, 2015 NOW 33


by Kate Nels on


Margarete Bagshaw celebrating t he legacy of a mode r n-day ma ste r IN ONE OF HER EARLIEST photos, Margarete Bagshaw is laced into a cradleboard strapped to the back of her grandmother, Santa Clara Pueblo artist Pablita Velarde. Her arms reach forward as if she can’t stand being contained and can’t wait to grasp all that lies beyond her. This March, those arms were finally stilled when an aggressive tumor took the modernist painter at the age of 50. Left behind was a galaxy of masterfully rendered pieces—including a final 209 that were polished off during a five-year burst of artistic glee. To the manor born, Bagshaw was the only child of Helen Hardin, Velarde’s daughter. Together, the women raised young Margarete between their Albuquerque homes, trundling her to whichever artist was less busy preparing for the next show. Bagshaw’s earliest memory, she wrote in Teaching My Spirit to Fly, her 2012 memoir, was the smell of fresh paint. Perhaps it was merely house paint. But how much better to imagine it as one of the caseins or hand-ground earth pigments Velarde preferred, or Hardin’s obsessively detailed and deeply layered acrylics. Both were masters of traditional forms—Velarde as one of the Dorothy Dunn–trained prodigies at the Santa Fe Indian School, Hardin as a breakout star of contemporary Native art. Bagshaw initially found her calling with a pastel palette and modest canvases. Though they found a ready audience, the early

Flying Lessons, oil on panel, 24 x 24" 34

Woman Made of Fire: Margarete Bagshaw–The Last 5 Years, Little Standing Spruce Publishing, 2015, is a compilation of Bagshaw’s final paintings over the last five years of her life.

paintings seem the product of a woman who clenched too much inside. When she upended her life in 2004, her paintings began to soar with outsized abstract ambition. Canvases ranged from 8 x 8-inch delights to 10 x 7-foot theses combining the tribal motifs she absorbed at her forebears’ knees with world religions, ethereal landscapes, and a global mix of women who rule. Bagshaw moved among several paintings at once, often at Golden Dawn Gallery near the Santa Fe Plaza, the space she and her husband and business partner, Dan McGuinness, christened with Velarde’s Tewa name in 2009. On a blank surface, she envisioned complicated shapes in multiple layers of oil paint that she buffed, sanded, scratched, and incised into brand new elements on the Periodic Table. It was full-body painting, her grasping arms carrying her into a metaphysical realm where, she often said, she spoke with the spirits of her mother and grandmother. The monumental Ancestral Procession heralds Bagshaw’s command of brilliant color and psychedelic imagery. Hatshepsut evokes a formidably calm and confident female pharaoh. Her Avanyu water spirits heeded an annual command, eerily summoning each year’s monsoons upon her brush’s final stroke. Entering “Margarete Land” required an appreciation for the way that forces beyond us drop clues, issue warnings, and open paths. She looked for omens and demanded optimism, honesty, hard work, and quite a few good times. Maybe the spirits told her the end would arrive too soon. Maybe that explains the hyper pace of her creative arc. At Golden Dawn Gallery, McGuinness continues what he and his wife began six years ago. A new coffee table book of all 210 paintings that Bagshaw did between 2009 and 2014 is now available, as are limited edition bronzes of her clay work and paintings. Pay a visit to Golden Dawn. Stand before her paintings and listen. You may hear her answer, mixed with the voices of the ancients. The legacy of Margarete Bagshaw continues. Golden Dawn Gallery, 201 Galisteo,


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Harriette Tsosie Nat i ve influe nc e


FOR PAINTER HARRIETE TSOSIE, meditations on identity explore language, meaning, ancestry, place, and pilgrimage. Delicate mark-making and multilayered surfaces—almost archeological in conceptual depth—characterize her work; yet as an artist she remains idea-driven, un-bound by medium. She is best known as an encaustic artist, and this month’s show at Gallery 901 gives Santa Fe its first peek at her work in acrylic. The exhibition features two series. “Linguicide” expresses Tsosie’s appreciation of language as an indicator of identity. Even more, it expresses her dread of its demise. She presents ancient alphabets as motif and object, glorifying the beauty of mark-making, while offering a darker commentary on the nature of language and culture lost. Divorced from context or meaning, these delicate scratchings are beautiful, and beautifully composed in space, but read of nothing but proof of obsolescence or extinction. “We’re mark-makers, as humans. We’ve always been mark-makers, since time immemorial,” Tsosie says, alluding to petrogylphs and pictographs, the earliest of ancient art. “Every person’s mark is unique.” But the artist warns of change: “I see that being lost. By second grade you are not even learning cursive handwriting. That’s your mark. Your unique expression, almost like a fingerprint. Instead, you are learning keyboard proficiency. Mark-making is becoming homogenized. This is the loss of unique story, unique expression, individual thought, through assimilation and homogenization.” Tsosie sees this loss as part of a larger pattern of assimilation, drawing a loose parallel to the cultural devastation wrought by indigenous language bans in 20th-century United States government mandatory boarding

Cuneiform, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 12"

Transformation, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12"

Embracing Darkness, acrylic on canvas, 12 X 12"

schools: “Language embodies culture. If you lose your language, you lose your way of thinking,” she explains. Tsosie’s earlier “Migration” series came to her through the warm, haunting notes of NavajoUte flutist Carlos Nakai. “According to Nakai, the music represents the journey of the soul, in several movements. I listened repeatedly to a particular piece of music as I composed these paintings,” she says. Moved by his music, Tsosie felt called to document the story of her own personal migration, her own journey. She placed a dozen 12" x 12" canvases in a circle on her studio floor, mandala-like, and went to town, exploring themes she describes as: Wandering, Honoring, Stating Intention, Transformation, Serving Others. The dominant circle-within-square image continues the mandala theme, unifying the series. Originally from New York City, Tsosie began her New Mexico journey in 1995 when she moved from Iowa in one of those Land of Enchantment transformative experiences shared by so many, but unique to each. She met her husband, “Cat” (Carl, here. A deeply spiritual, multi-talented man of Picuris and Diné descent, Cat was recently honored as a Living Cultural Treasure, and the two share deep discussions about issues of identity, ancestry, language, and culture. They live in both Picuris Pueblo and Albuquerque, and Tsosie continues to be influenced by her husband’s culture. Harriette Tsosie exhibits work throughout the Southwest, nationally and internationally, making her unique marks in wax and pigment—unequivocally—in beautiful ways. Native Influence: Harriette Tsosie, August 21–September 22, reception August 21, 5–7 PM, free, Gallery 901, 708 Canyon, August 20, 2015 NOW 35



Andrew Rodriguez

L ag una Pueblo s culptor s how ing at Longwor t h by Emily Van Cleve ANDREW RODRIGUEZ CREDITS legendary New Mexico sculptor Allan Houser with inspiring him to develop his own style. “I took two classes with him at IAIA,” says Rodriguez, a Laguna Pueblo artist who is known for his bas relief sculptures, which are shown at The Longworth Gallery. “He always came to my shows and supported my work.” Rodriguez’s figures emerge out of his terra-cotta clay sculptures, which focus on Native American culture and imagery. “I try to capture the essence of the Native American belief that everything around us transcends into the spiritual,” he says. An award-winning artist who earned his BFA from the University of New Mexico and now lives in Albuquerque, Rodriguez has received many honors for his work from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA).

The Longworth Gallery, 530 Canyon, Andrew Rodriguez, (above, left) Dark Emergence, 26 x 36"; (above) Mystic Before the Hunt, 21 x 28"; both are terra-cotta clay with patina accents

Niman Fine Art’s 25th Year ne w s how fe at u r e s wor k s of 3 Na m i ng h a s by Emily Van Cleve

Dan Namingha, Solstice #20, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72" 36

NIMAN FINE ART CELEBRATES its 25th year in business with an exhibition featuring the work of gallery founder Dan Namingha (Tewa-Hopi) and his two sons, Arlo and Michael. In 1990, Dan Namingha was a well-established artist showing his work out of his home studio when he decided to open a gallery on Lincoln Avenue. He chose to call the new gallery Niman, which means ‘returning home’ in Hopi. Initially, the gallery occupied 1,000 square feet, but within a few years it expanded to nearly four times that space. Namingha’s colorful abstract and representational paintings are featured alongside the sculptures of Arlo, who works in wood, clay, stone, and bronze, and the conceptual artworks of Michael, who creates digital inkjet images. reception August 21, 5–7:30 PM, Niman Fine Art, 125 Lincoln,

Daryl Whitegeese



reviving tradition through pottery

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Daryl Whitegeese transitioned from the modern world of computer system management, engineering, and electronics to the traditional realm of Santa Clara Pueblo pottery when he moved to New Mexico roughly 19 years ago. Along the way, he’s garnered many awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and via the Heard Museum Guild. From meticulously digging up Santa Clara’s clay and Pojoaque’s volcanic ash to refusing to use a kiln or potter’s wheel, Whitegeese creates pottery in the same fashion as his mother and grandmother before him. He always begins the process alongside his mother at the kitchen table, using coil-style sculpting, her polishing stones, and primarily freehand designs before placing the pottery into a crate surrounded by smoke and flames. Whitegeese’s traditional designs often symbolize rainbows, kiva steps, and prayer sticks. Some designs, the bear paw in particular, remind the artist of his strong family ties. “Too many times, it’s easy to get lost in the world with societal and peer influences, but our traditions are how we come back home to the people that help us find our way again,” he says. “That’s part of why I came home.” —Elizabeth Sanchez Whitegeese has been showing at Santa Fe Indian Market since 2002.

Whitegeese learned the craft from his mother, Lu Ann Tafoya, who was the 2005 recipient of the Southwestern Association for Indian Art Best of Show Award.


Whitegeese is the grandson of Margaret Tafoya, who was known as the matriarch of the Santa Clara Pueblo Potters.

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Jody Naranjo

the light side of life and art Santa Clara Pueblo potter Jody Naranjo comes from a family of notable potters, so defining her style has been important. “I tried doing traditional design, but I was never very good at realism,” recalls Naranjo. “Everything always turned out a little comical, so why not go in that direction?” Naranjo is surrounded by the bustle of three daughters, as well as a cheerful menagerie of critters, domesticated and wild. The joy of her home life overflows to her vessels, while whimsy possesses her bronzes of fish, moose, deer, and more. “I say ‘Good morning,’ to a deer I’m working on, and he looks back at me with big eyes. It’s entertaining.” Naranjo’s work also stands out because of her use of sgraffito, a technique in which designs are scratched out after firing the clay, revealing a color contrast to the fired pottery. Her newest endeavor is with Pendleton: Naranjo has designed a blanket with Pueblo girls—each of whom represent a girl from her family—carrying a pot—Donna Schillinger




Indian Market Receptions Robert Nichols Gallery, 419 Canyon, Alan E. Lasiloo: August 19, 3–6 pm Cara Romero and Diego Romero: August 20, 4–7 pm Glen Nipshank: August 21: 2–5 pm Robert Nichols Gallery celebrates 35 years of representing Native American artworks by hosting three receptions with work by four artists. Alan E. Lasiloo gives a pottery demonstration while showing new work. Photographer Cara Romero displays some of her recent images alongside her husband Diego Romero’s contemporary pottery, which is created with ancient motifs. Glen Nipshank’s organic forms made out of white clay seem to invite the viewer to touch them.—EVC

Season of Color: Group Show Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado, August 21–September 21, reception August 21, 5–8 pm There are plenty of colorful works on display at Barbara Meikle Fine Art’s group show. Meikle’s vibrant paintings often feature horses, donkeys, and owls, although the artist also paints the magnificent landscape outside her front door in Tesuque. Acrylic paintings by Carla Spence and Robert Burt, glass by David Shanfeld, and ceramics by Randy O’Brien complement Meikle’s work. —EVC

art style


Diego Romero, Golfer, clay, 12" diameter

Cody Hooper: A Spiritual Awakening Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon, August 20–September 8, reception August 28, 5–7 pm Cody Hooper’s personal spiritual journey and recent artistic changes are revealed through his latest group of paintings. His intensely colored abstracts now have areas of white light emerging through them. “In my work I like to convey a feeling of hope in a dark place,” he says. “The light bursts through the darkness, showing the color and happiness of life.”—EVC

Barbara Meikle, Touching the Sky, oil on canvas, 48 x 24"

Cody Hooper, Miracle in Time, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60" August 20, 2015 NOW 39


John Nieto: A Force of Color and Spirit Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon, August 21–September 9, reception August 21, 5–7 pm “I paint Native American themes so I can step back in time and shine some light on those people, that culture,” says John Nieto, whose painting Delegate to the White House is included in the late Ronald Reagan’s presidential library. “Through my artwork, I hope to show their humanity and their dignity.” Nieto’s solo show at Ventana Fine Art showcases the 79-year-old artist’s latest work.—EVC


Caroline Carpio, Sedona, bronze, 6 x 8"

Dyani WhiteHawk, Chokata Naji Winyan, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48"

Caroline Carpio: Gifts from the Earth Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon August 21–September 3 Reception Aug. 21, 5-7 pm Isleta Pueblo native Caroline Carpio takes the time to gather, soak, and strain her own clay and mix it with a blend of volcanic ash before she begins to sculpt traditional vessels and figures. “I love pushing a traditional motif into a sculpture, bringing it to life,” says Carpio. “I depict a lot of rain spirits in my work, the spirit being pouring the water over the earth cleansing everything.”—EVC

John Nieto, And Then Two Moons Appeared in the Sky, acrylic, 40 x 30"

John Nieto And Then Two Moons Appeared in the Sky 40" x 30" Item #17000 Acrylic $20,000

Reception for Dyani WhiteHawk & Sonwai (Verma Nequatewa) Shiprock Santa Fe, 53 Old Santa Fe Trl, August 20, 2–4 pm Malcolm Furlow, Red Hawk, Lakota artist Dyani WhiteHawk incorporates tradiacrylic, 40 x 60" tional bead and quillwork into her paintings. “Through the amalgamation of abstract symbols and motifs Indian Market Show derivative of both Lakota and Western abstraction, The Signature Gallery, 102 E Water, my work examines, dissects, and patches back together August 21–23, reception August 21, 4–9 pm pieces of each to provide an honest representation of Enjoy the latest works from The Signature Gallery’s represented artists at the three-day gala self and culture,” says WhiteHawk, who shares reception. New paintings by Bette Ridgeway, Malcolm Furlow, and Charles Pabst are on display, a reception with Hopi jeweler Sonwai (Verma as are sculptures by artists including Kim Obrzut, Jason Napier, and Sally Fairfield. The gala Nequatewa), the niece of Charles Loloma.—EVC event, an annual gallery tradition, offers a meet-and-greet opportunity with the artists.—EVC



PREVIEWS Bruce King: Paint in Motion Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 622 Canyon, August 18–August 31, reception August 21, 5–8 pm Movement and improvisation are important elements in Bruce King’s paintings. The subjects of these dreamlike works, which hover in the world of abstract, are rooted in the traditions of Native Americans and have evocative titles such as The Edge of the Hunting Grounds, Running the Herd, and Searching For Signs of Game. King’s paintings are part of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ collection.—Emily Van Cleve Jennifer Kalled, Boulder Opal Bracelet, Mexican opal, apatite, tanzanite, and cognac zircon in 22-kt and 18-kt gold

Bruce King, Into the Beartooth Pass, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"

Artist Reception Malouf on the Plaza, 61 Old Santa Fe Trl, reception August 20, 5–7 pm Many of the artists represented by Malouf on the Plaza will attend this special reception. Among them are Dian Malouf, who is known for bold silver and gold jewelry adorned with diamonds and semiprecious stones; Navajo jeweler Artie Yellowhorse, whose sterling silver pieces are often embellished with spiny oyster, lapis and amber; and Jennifer Kalled, a New Hampshire–based jewelry designer working with an array of colored stones.—EVC Indian Market Edge Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy, August 22–23, August 20 private preview, 6:30–10 pm, August 21 public preview, 5:30–9 pm Santa Fe Indian Market is adding yet another event to market weekend that will bring contemporary artists into its ever-expanding fold. Indian Market Edge features 15 emerging and established contemporary artists such as Randy Barton, Ryan Lee Smith, Ira Lujan, and Dylan Cavin, whose abstract sculpture and painting doesn’t fit traditional market categories. “Contemporary artwork is a part of each tribes’ cultural evolution and allows artists to remain fresh and relevant in our time,” says Santa Fe Indian Market Chief Operating Officer Dallin Maybee in a statement.—Ashley M. Biggers Randy Barton, Cedar Springs 1280, latex, acrylic, and aerosol on masonite, 14 x 22" August 20, 2015 NOW 41



Behind the Scenes

by Emily Va n Cle ve

Native Haute Couture SWA I A’s s e cond a n n ua l fa sh ion e ve n t s p ot l ig hts indig e n ou s de sig n s

THE WORLD DOESN’T YET KNOW the names of contemporary Native American fashion designers Jamie Okuma, Sho Sho Esquiro, Bethany Yellowtail and Dorothy Grant, but it should, says Boots by Jamie Okuma art curator and Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) art history instructor Amber-Dawn Bear Robe. “That’s why I started Indian Market’s Native Haute Couture Fashion Show last year, with great support from [Southwestern Association for Indian Arts] SWAIA’s Chief Operating Officer Dallin Maybee,” says Bear Robe (Blackfoot/Siksika); “to give Native American fashion designers the attention they deserve.” Bear Robe has worked with a number of museums around the country and was the director and curator of the Canadian artist-run center Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art. While designers often incorporate traditional materials like elk teeth and shells into their garments, the sky’s the limit when it comes to designs. “We’ve given them complete creative license about what’s featured in the fashion show,” Bear Robe adds. “It’s okay to be crazy and out-of-the-box. The fashions don’t have to be ‘Indian looking.’ They can be really innovative. I’m always surprised at what I see.” Okuma, Esquiro, Yellowtail and Grant will be on hand to introduce some of their most recent creations in the Native Haute Couture Fashion Show’s hourlong runway show, which begins at 1 pm in Cathedral Park on August 22. DJ Celeste Worl (Tlingit) spins tunes selected by the designers. Since last year’s event was very well attended and space in the park is limited, it’s best to arrive early and enjoy the hip-hop hoop dancers that entertain the crowd before the show. 42


Left: Dress by Jamie Okuna

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), who has been instrumental in helping Bear Robe organize the fashion show, is a strong advocate for Native American designers through her one-year old online boutique and blog “Beyond Buckskin” ( Part of her mission is to dispel preconceived notions about Native American design and to discuss the fashion industry’s perpetuation of damaging stereotypes. “When the fashion industry is apathetic to the blatant theft of our intellectual property for profit by non-Native designers, there is a profound negative impact,” she says. Metcalfe points to the use of a headdress in a recent Victoria’s Secret runway show as an example of misappropriating sacred regalia. “The headdress holds significant meaning to Native Americans,” she says. “By putting a headdress in a runway show, mainstream designers are suggesting it can be worn at venues like music festivals where the consumption of alcohol takes place. That would be completely disrespectful.” Metcalfe would like to see internationally recognized fashion designers collaborating with their lesser known Native American counterparts to create more authentic designs inspired by Native imagery and traditions. In the meantime, she does her part to bring attention to the innovative work of dozens of Native designers who are creating wearable art by offering them online space to sell their work.

Marilyn Monroe ring, right, is a collaboration between Jamie Okuma and Keri Atumbi.


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Amber Midthunder as Rowan in #nightslikethese


Amber Midthunder


Sunlight and stunning mountain views pour through the windows in this elegant, contemporary Northside home, located just a few miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. The older part of the residence, which was built in 1946 and has been tastefully updated, features a huge master bedroom, new bath, large office and wood floors that are original to the mid-1940s. The only steps within this one-level home lead up to the guest room, which has a new bath and a viewing deck. A huge redwood deck is one of the property’s special features. With benches and a railing, it’s the perfect place for family gatherings. Located near the main residence is a one-bedroom guesthouse.

by Ashle y M. Big ge rs

taking o ns c r e e n and o ffs c r e e n l ife by s t o r m AMBER MIDTHUNDER FILMED her first speaking role at the age of 8 opposite Alan Arkin in Sunshine Cleaning. It was a promising start for the young actress, who has moved into several roles both onscreen and off. Her many acting credits include Longmire and the independent film, Bare; and she has also stepped behind the camera, codirecting the short film #nightslikethese. Composed as snapshots of teen girls’ social media selfies and texts, #nightslikethese follows two 15-year-old girls—Rowan, played by Midthunder, and Cali, played by Shay Eyre (daughter of filmmaker Chris)—as they sneak out to visit Rowan’s crush. The night takes a disturbing turn, revealing how social media has desensitized the friends to the world around them. Midthunder herself rarely posts to social media and hopes viewers of all ages walk away from the film with a greater understanding of “how technology is creating such a vast disconnect in real life. People spend more time on their phones and less time being real people.” The film had its world premiere at the New York City International Film Festival in June 2014, and screened at the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival. Its resulting pilot pitch, #hashtag, won the 2013 Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project and earned a first-look deal with Lionsgate, the studio behind hits such as Mad Men and Orange Is the New Black. In collaborating with codirector and writer Hannah Macpherson to create her character in #nightslikethese, Midthunder says, “Hannah integrated a lot from my heart into that character. I hadn’t done anything with that much depth. It was a big growing experience.” An enrolled member of the Assiniboine-Sioux Tribe, Midthunder says she’s interested in films that reflect her heritage; however, she is drawn to any story with an emotional core. These days, the actress is splitting her time between Santa Fe and Los Angeles and is focused on acting. Even as her career has progressed, her projects remain in the family: Midthunder’s mother, Angelique, was the executive producer of #nightslikethese, and the duo codirected a separate short, Don’t. “She’s mindful of giving me creative space while orchestrating things in a manner that I would be protected,” Midthunder says of working with her mother. Midthunder’s entrée into filmmaking came early: She literally grew up in her mother’s casting office , playing in a Disney princess tent as actors read their lines. Also inspired by her actor father, David, Midthunder says, “In a very simple sense, [acting] is my born passion. I can’t not do it. It fulfills me in a way nothing else does.” August 20, 2015 NOW 43


Santa Fashion


Photographer Mark Steven Shepherd proves Santa Fe style is a real thing with his candid shots of locals around town.

Tony Duncan t h e a c cl ai med hoo p dancer and f l u t is t p erforms at I ndian Mar ket “I HAVE A LITTLE SYSTEM where I can fit exactly 18 hoops into my luggage,” explains world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara, Hidatsa), who will travel from his home in Mesa, Arizona, to Santa Fe this week to perform at Indian Market. “I’ve been traveling so much with them that I can pack a week’s worth of clothes and all of my hoops. I keep my beadwork, my flutes, and all my regalia in a carry-on.” Although Duncan won’t be traveling by plane to the City Different, he’s looking forward to the journey. “Of all the places that I perform, I always make it a point to come to the Santa Fe Indian Market,” he says. “You are immersed in passion—passion for art, passion for culture—when you walk around. You see so many different types of artwork that leave you breathless.” Duncan is sure to leave people breathless as well. He’ll perform twice—on the Plaza on Saturday and on the cathedral stage on Sunday—both hoop dancing and playing the flute. Accompanied by his friend Darrin Yazzie, he’ll play music from his newest album, Singing Lights. “This album is inspired from the stories that I grew up listening to from my father,” Duncan explains. “My father would teach us lessons through stories, or he would tell us stories just for entertainment—stories of the trickster, stories of how the stars were placed 44

Artist Jhane Myers (Comanche/ Blackfeet) wears Laura Sheppherd fashions at the designer’s atelier on 65 Marcy Street

into the night sky by the Creator, stories of how things came to be. This is kind of the soundtrack to all of those beautiful stories from my father.” Duncan’s father, a San Carlos Apache, was also responsible for teaching Duncan to hoop dance when he was 5 years old. “From that time on, I’ve been hoop dancing,” Duncan says. His talent has taken him in front of audiences around the world, including on the Tonight Show, at the White House, and across Europe and Asia on tour with singer Nelly Furtado (if you haven’t seen Furtado’s “Big Hoops” music video, YouTube it now). For a star with such international acclaim, Duncan remains remarkably humble and grounded. In fact, this weekend, much of his focus will be on others. “Other artists and performers are going to be on stage as well,” he says. “I’m just as excited to watch them as probably people are to watch me.” —Whitney Spivey

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Grace Potter


Grace Potter and her bandmates tore up the stage at the Lensic on August 7, blasting out old favorites, and rousing the audience with some blazing new tunes from her first solo album, Midnight, just released August 14. Frontwoman for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals for more than a decade, the Vermont-born Potter is moving away from her roots-based soul-rock into a more commercial sound, and the shift was hugely popular with the crowd, judging from the shouting and dancing in the aisles.

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Santa Fean NOW August 20 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW August 20 2015 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW August 20 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW August 20 2015 Digital Edition