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30 interior designers share their visions ShowHouse Santa Fe October 7–9, 15–16 PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL NORTH

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F i es t a P r ev i ew Gal a Friday, October 7, 6–9 pm

This special kick-off event includes the unveiling of ShowHouse 2016, as top Santa Fe interior designers blend Old Mexico with New Mexico in this historic home originally built in 1926. Music by Nacha Mendez, a live auction, and catering by Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa. Fiesta Gala Special Parking on October 7: Free parking and continuous shuttles starting at 5:30 pm from St. John’s Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail (on the corner of Cordova and Old Pecos Trail).

Tickets available for the Gala Fiesta ($125) and ShowHouse Home Tour ($25) at, or purchase your Home Tour Ticket Pass at the door.

Saturday, October 8, 11 am–6 pm Sunday, October 9, 11 am–4 pm Saturday, October 15, 11 am–6 pm Sunday, October 16, 11 am–4 pm Home Tour Parking on October 8, 9, 15, 16: Look for parking directions and signs starting on Camino De Las Animas and on Camino Atalaya.

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Welcome to ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016! As co-chairs of the fourth annual interior designer ShowHouse, we would like to wish you our warmest welcome: ¡Bienvenidos! This year’s theme, “Everything Old Is New Again— Mexico!!” celebrates the convergence of colors and historic charm from Old Mexico regions like San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and Mexico City with iconic New Mexico style. Visitors should expect the unexpected, from bold hues to art installations. We extend our tremendous thanks for the outpouring of support from our generous sponsors, and to all of our inspirational, dedicated Santa Fe designers. Special appreciation goes to our friends at Santa Fe Properties Luxury Portfolio International: Liz Cale, president, and luxury realtors Deb Bodelson and Cary Spier. We thank Ona Johnson at Dollars4Schools for her enthusiastic, steadfast support, and our vibrant board: Kendra Henning of Reside Home, Saguna Severson of Tierra Concepts, and Jane Turner of Hotel Santa Fe, the Hacienda & Spa for their inspiration, and Kevin Daniels of Daniels Construction. Our gratitude goes especially to the gracious owners, Barbara and John Clum, for allowing us into their unique home and providing such heartfelt support. This would not have been possible without your dedicated spirit and commitment. We especially love Bella Media and our dear friend Bruce Adams and his amazing editorial team, along with the Hotel Santa Fe, the Hacienda & Spa’s Paul Margetson and his wife, Ashley, our founding friend. Thanks to our Honorary Chair Randolph Duke for supporting this event.; and to Wade Wilson, we appreciate all you have done for ShowHouse. We send an extra shout-out to our amazing co-chair liaison, Levia O’Neill, for always showing up with a smile! Enjoy our Fiesta Gala Party and Home Tour, all in support of Dollars4Schools!

History of the House

The White sisters’ estate ShowHouse 2016 is a historic Eastside home that was originally part of the estate of the famous White sisters—daughters of a wealthy New York newspaperman. The home is located near El Delirio, the residence of Martha Root White and her sister Amelia Elizabeth White. The original structure of the home dates back to 1926, with additions in 1966, 1988, and 1992. This neighborhood was the heart of the Santa Fe artists’ and writers’ colonies during the first half of the last century. “[Barbara and I] bought the house in 1976,” says owner John Clum. “It was a three-bedroom house with a small detached guesthouse. The original house was built in 1926 and was added onto at least once prior to our ownership. The main house living room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen were the original house.” Expanded over the years to include nine bedrooms, eight baths, and two kitchens, this year’s ShowHouse Santa Fe will be transformed by 30 local designers, each taking a space in the home and furnishing it according to the “Everything Old Is New Again—Mexico!!” guidelines. ShowHouse is proud to announce our 2016 Real Estate Diamond Sponsor, Santa Fe Properties, founded in the fall of 1986 by Edward W. “Wally” Sargent, and managed today by Liz Cale, president and qualifying broker. They are proud to be fourth-generation Santa Feans and have deep roots in the Santa Fe community. Having served Santa Fe as a teacher, Wally knows the importance of the role schools and teachers have, and invites you to join us in supporting the Dollars4Schools benefit. Santa Fe Properties has over 30 years’ experience in real estate brokerage and development, is Santa Fe’s leading independent real estate firm, and has been voted #1 Best Real Estate Firm in Santa Fe since 2006. Santa Fe Properties is affiliated with nationally and internationally top-ranked Luxury Portfolio International. The listing brokers for the 2016 ShowHouse are Deborah Bodelson and Cary Spier. Known as the Bodelson Spier Team, they have a total combined experience of over 30 years and are ranked as one of the top-producing teams in Santa Fe. This is a property with rich history and stories to tell. We invite you to meet us at the estate, where history meets contemporary.

In Memoriam Frank Lopez

David Naylor and Jennifer Ashton Founders and co-chairs, ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016

In memory of Frank Lopez, our biggest supporter of ShowHouse Santa Fe, we dedicate this year’s efforts with all our love. The spark he brought to each ShowHouse will be deeply missed, but we will keep his light and spirit alive in all we do. Love you, Frank!


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Chandler Prewitt Design’s contribution to the 2015 ShowHouse was this reading room, featuring a distinctive chandelier and the perfect seating for reading a Western novel.

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ShowHouse 2016

“Everything Old Is New Again—Mexico!!”

Each year, Santa Fe’s top designers transform a classic home in accordance with an assigned theme for ShowHouse Santa Fe. Approximately 30 designers are assigned specific rooms for which they create new looks, and items on display are often for sale to those touring the home. This year’s residence (which will be listed for sale with the Bodelson Spier Team of Santa Fe Properties) dates from 1926 and incorporates three subsequent additions. The homeowners of 40 years now have a nine-bedroom, eight-bath, two-kitchen, 8,000-square-foot house open to the dreams and creations of the design teams. The teams don’t have to stick to the rooms’ initial purposes, but are free to use their imaginations in their transformations. The 2016 design theme for the house at 820 Camino Atalaya is “Everything Old Is New Again—Mexico!!” ShowHouse cofounder David Naylor explains that this choice reflects the public’s pronounced taste for all things Southwestern and, in particular, Santa Fean. An earlier ShowHouse turned the featured residence from traditional to contemporary, and, says Naylor, that did not go over at all well with visitors. The event immediately returned to its Southwest leanings. This year, Naylor continues, ShowHouse forms “a bridge from Old Mexico to New Mexico,” and will include a riot of brilliant colors from turquoise to hot pink to lime green. It will be “a twist of opposites,” he adds, which will demonstrate how to incorporate color into home design and landscaping. The Fiesta Preview Gala, with food and music, will take place on the premises on Friday, October 7, at 6 pm; regular public home tours will take place Saturday, October 8 (11 am–6 pm), and Sunday, October 9 (11 am–4 pm), and on the following Saturday, October 15 (11 am–6 pm), and Sunday, October 16 (11 am–4 pm), during which time guests can select ShowHouse items for purchase. Proceeds from ShowHouse Santa Fe annually raise about $50,000, which benefits Dollars4Schools. Tickets for the Fiesta Preview Gala are $125 per person, while tour tickets are $25 each; they can be purchased at

Marty Wilkinson of Metamorphosis designed an outdoor bedroom featuring weather-resistant materials; it became a favorite gathering place of the crowds attending ShowHouse 2015.

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Proceeds from ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016 benefit programs at Dollars4Schools Proceeds from ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016 benefit children’s programs via, a nonprofit organization that funds activities, materials, and innovative programs for Santa Fe–area schools. Dollars4Schools’s website allows Santa Fe teachers and principals to submit programs that need funding along with a description of the program, the number of students it will serve, and the amount of money required to fund it. When you give directly to Dollars4Schools via its website, 100 percent of your donation goes to supporting Santa Fe public schoolteachers. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law. October 6, 2016 NOW 5

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ShowHouse 2016 Participating Designers A fundraising project that works to improve the quality of our children’s education, ShowHouse Santa Fe gives local designers the opportunity to come together to share the challenges and camaraderie of their profession. By pooling their talents to create the ShowHouse, this creative and talented group helps our schools and creates a thing of beauty that inspires visitors and the city at large.

The Living Room

The Birds & Botanicals Guest Suite Rich, acidic colors—applied in geometric forms—contrast with the organic shapes of the existing fireplace to create a dramatic focal point. Furnishings both complement and contrast with the inherent architecture, bringing to life this year’s ShowHouse theme by the Reside Home team Jeff Fenton, Chris Martinez, and Kendra Henning.

The Outdoor Portal

The suite by Levia O’Neill 0f LOV & Co. Interior Design evokes a feeling of the relaxed luxury found in San Miguel de Allende, with its lush botanicals and colorful streets. Look for organic elements, leather and lace details, fragrant flowers, birds and botanicals, vibrant colors, and natural accents.

The Sol y Luna Sunroom The Showhomes of Santa Fe team of Elisa and Brandon Macomber aims for a crisp and bright approach to a relaxing outdoor environment using the traditional Mexican style mixed with the New Mexican modern style. The objective is to soothe yet softly excite the senses as the transition is made from the interior to the exterior.

Greet the day with the warmth el sol (the sun) brings, or end the evening under the gaze of la luna (the moon). A deep seating area calls out for relaxation and unwinding. A quaint writing desk implores you to connect to your own inner world and to those who matter to you most, in this design by Karen Lankford of Box to Beautiful.

The Downstairs Kitchen and Dining Edy Keeler of Core Value Interiors loves collaboration as well as kitchen design, and worked with David Naylor on the downstairs kitchen. Naylor got the bones figured out and ready to go in this fascinating property; Keeler added style and pulled the room together. Come and see them in the Red Kitchen. 8

The New Master Traditional architectural designs from Mexico are mixed with the strong Spanish and Pueblo Indian influences of New Mexico by Troy D. Tryon of American Country Collection (ACC). For the theme this year, Tryon found a number of beautiful old rustic pieces as well as new ones, making a very comfortable living space.

A Bathroom and Bedroom Suite The theme starts in the bathroom with Old Mexico, representing the waters of Mexico—turquoise, deep blue, azure—all the colors of the oceans. The New Mexico bedroom celebrates the fantastic New Mexico sunsets with the choices of color, unique furniture, and sunset-themed décor by Marty Wilkinson of Metamorphosis.



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The kitchen design by Chandler Prewitt of Chandler Prewitt Design was inspired by textiles created by the Otomi people from the central Altiplano region of Mexico, traditional Mexican tin metalwork that dates back to colonial times, and early Spanish American artworks. The space remains functional and is imbued with a sense of timelessness.


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The Dining Room The dining room is an integral part of the house—an important environment for communing with family and friends. Patti Stivers and Virginia Smith of Stivers and Smith Interiors are honored to have the opportunity to design a space that pays respect to the rich style and elegance of the house and integrates Old Mexico with New Mexico in a sophisticated yet comfortable and inviting way.

Outdoor Spaces

“I love all design but clearly favor a sleek, contemporary look,” says Gloria Moss of Moss Outdoor. “Four designers are using products from my collection, but I will personally be looking out on the garden and pond to the left of the front doorway.”

The Sitting Room Wesley Interiors In a secluded upstairs corner is the sitting room—a serene place to escape, read a book, or just enjoy the comfortable surroundings. Inspired by the beautiful interiors of Old Mexico and drawn from contemporary looks of New Mexico, the space features muted surroundings with bright pops of color to perfectly exemplify the 2016 ShowHouse theme as conceived by Sissy Mahoney of Wesley Interiors.

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Keyhole Room and Front Portal, Entry Constantly inspired by the colors and patterns of Mexico and New Mexico, Heather and Matt French of French & French Interiors kick it up a notch by using fuchsia and bright orange textiles, which are grounded by the use of antiques and luxurious upholstery. Old and New Mexico meet by combining interesting Old Mexico colors and antiques with a New Mexican sensibility.

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Celebrating her heritage from Guanajuato, Mexico, where her great-grandma Chila was born, Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors celebrates her familia in the family room, which embodies lots of color, boldness and vibrant energy, nostalgic touches from her childhood, and a sophisticated knowledge of what is Old Mexico and New Mexico in a modern world.

Full Site Master Plan and Main Front Entry

Solange Serquis of Serquis + Associates says, “Our concept is for the ShowHouse event and beyond; it explores the history of hacienda architecture, synthesizes the interior and exterior environments, and celebrates the formal entry for both event goers and future homeowners. It serves multiple functions, from managing storm water in the beautiful dry creek swale to providing gathering space as guests enter and exit.�




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The Downstairs Kitchen & Outdoor Portal Trained as a painter and a visual artist, ShowHouse co-founder and co-chair David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors is delighted to be collaborating with other talented designers on two spaces this year. Be sure to check out the “Red Kitchen” he and Edy Keeler have created, as well as a relaxing outdoor portal designed in partnership with Elisa and Brandon Macomber. The Patio and Portal Space


Celebrating the Santa Fe lifestyle of outdoor living, Mary Patten and Kim McIntosh of Santa Fe Home will incorporate the many influences that make up New Mexico design styles including Spanish, Moorish, Mexican, and modern American styles. Using color and patterns that pull from old favorites and new variations, the designers’ goal is to convey a fresh look at classic New Mexican design.

A Connecticut native, Jessica Savage of Savage Designs has been in Santa Fe for almost a decade. After moving here with a BS in applied science, she earned her associate’s degree in interior design and fashion design, and earned a certificate in kitchen and bath design. Always creating, Jessica strives to make the most functional of spaces the most beautiful and inviting.

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Friday night is the gala opening of ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016. Inside this issue of NOW, you’ll see the entire program providing information on this annual event, which has changed the way we see interior design. Regardless of where or how you live, there will be ideas at ShowHouse that you can apply to your own home. You’ll also be able to derive inspiration from the enormous creativity exercised by Santa Fe’s top interior designers. There are two additional benefits of attending ShowHouse. The first is that the money raised here supports the Dollars4Schools program right here in Santa Fe. The second is how much fun it all is. From the Gala to touring the home over the next two weekends, you will have a wonderful experience and perhaps be inspired to improve the look of your own home. There’s lots going on in town this weekend, but ShowHouse should be at the top of your list. I’ll see you there.


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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will be hosting its annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale at the Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill on October 8 and 9. For both beginning and seasoned collectors, this sale provides the opportunity Above: An example of an item to view and purchase high-quality historic that sold at a recent Native Treasures and contemporary American Indian art, Collectors’ Sale. jewelry, pottery, beadwork, baskets, textiles, carvings, and sculpture, all sourced from private collections. All proceeds go to benefit the museum. Celebrated collector and longterm MIAC supporter Jane Buchsbaum suggests four ways to approach the sale and make your personal collection more meaningful: buy what you love; buy from the artist; educate yourself about the history surrounding each piece; and enrich your life by learning about other cultures.—AJ

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Be dazzled by the Shanghai Acrobats and their fabulous feats!

Shanghai Acrobats Founded in the People’s Republic of China in 1959, this troupe of more than 100 acrobats performs feats of strength, balance, and precision. The colors, music, movement, and costumes will transport you to another world.—Amanda Jackson Shanghai Acrobats, October 6, 7:30 pm, $27–$100, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

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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 a great 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 insider insights and tips, 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 October you don’t want to miss the Harvest Festival at Las Golondrinas on the 1st and 2nd, the Canyon Road Paint Out on the 14th and 15th, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival from the 19th to 23rd, and The Santa Fe Art Project all month long. There are also some very special exhibits at all our museums and flamenco performances at Entreflamenco’s new downtown location. As we’re at harvest, be sure to check out our award-winning Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Railyard on Tuesdays & Saturdays. There are so many things going on to enhance your visit to Santa Fe—rated by 2015 Conde Nast Reader’s Awards as #2 Best Small City In The U.S. with the sixth highest score in the world. Have a wonderful time in The City Different,


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On the cover: An impressive arch marks the entry to ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016, which will be open for touring October 8–9 and 15–16. Read all about it beginning on page 2. Photograph by Laurie Allegretti.

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String Quartet Performance by Raven Chacon Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trl Chacon teaches musical composition for string quartet to regional Native teenagers. Professional musicians perform the teens’ compositions. 6 pm, 505-989-1199,

Gerry Carthy Eloisa, 228 E Palace

Traditional Irish folk music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-0883,

Gary Vigil Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Acoustic guitar and smooth vocals. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-988-5531,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi, 58 S Federal

Piano man Tucker Binkley. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

The Ron Helman Trio 401, 401 S Guadalupe

Helman, Bert Dalton and John Blackburn. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-989-3297,

Icons of the Southwest: Santa Fe and Beyond Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch, 145 Washington

Virginia Asman presents images of the Southwest, created digitally. Free, 5–7 pm, 917-566-0708,

General Technique Flamenco Classes El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace

A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-209-1302,

Sunset: After Hours in the Garden Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

Bring a picnic and enjoy Native American contemporary musicians Thunder Bear & the Thunder Rebels; the last concert of the season. $10, 5 pm, 505-471-9103,

Delphia Vanessie, 427 W Water

Soulful originals and contemporary. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Paula Maya with Andy Zadrozny El Mesón, 213 Washington

Brazilian-born, Austin-based keyboardist, singer, and songwriter. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

The Gruve La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Pop and R&B in the La Fiesta Lounge. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Bernardus Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Folk rock duo from Lincoln, Nebraska. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

RENESAN Institute Lecture: “Famous and Unusual Grave Sites in New Mexico” St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl

Richard Melder, author and Regents Professor of History at UNM, discusses where all the famous New Mexico bodies are buried. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

Performance Santa Fe: Shanghai Acrobats The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco

(See page 19.) $27–$100, 7:30 pm, 505-984-8759,

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Eternal Summer String Orchestra of Santa Fe First Presbyterian Church Santa Fe, 208 Grant

Music of Locatelli, Albinoni, and Mozart for strings, with Linda Raney, organ. Free, 5:30 pm, 505-982-8544,

In Memoriam: Daniel Morper, The Life of a Landscape Painter LewAllen Galleries, 1613 Paseo de Peralta

Daniel Morper, who passed away in April of this year, was a beloved figure in the Santa Fe art world, as well as a nationally respected painter of the American landscape. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-988-8997, October 6, 2016 NOW 21

Golden Light: Gallery Group Show Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado

New works in a variety of media from gallery artists, including Barbara Meikle. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-992-0400,

In The Morning Light Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon

Peter Burega shows his abstract paintings. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-984-2111,

Studio Incamminati: Instructors and Alumni from the School of Contemporary Realist Art Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon

(See page 27.) Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-9833,

Wendy Higgins: One Woman Show Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon

The Santa Fe still life painter shows a group of new oils on canvas. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-988-3444,

Theatre of Life Longworth Gallery, 510 Canyon

Boldly colored, surreally humorous paintings by Claudio Souza Pinto. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-989-4210,

Cecilia Kirby Binkley New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon

New impressionist landscapes. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-795-7570,

Life Carnival Catenary Art Gallery, 616 ½ Canyon

Artist Vassia Alaykova creates whimsical moods in dreamlike watercolors. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-982-2700,

Fictitious Fiber Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon

(See page 28.) Free, 5–7 pm, 505-780-5796,

Verne Stanford / Doug Glovaski / Ron Pokrasso Mill Contemporary, 702 ½ Canyon Three contemporary artists show their work. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-983-6668,

Liz Wolf: New Sculptures Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace

People and animals provide the inspiration for these bronzes. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-0440,

October Moon Jane Hamilton Fine Art , 124 W Palace

Acrylic paintings by Santa Fe artist Brad Stroman. Free, 5–7 pm, 520-465-2655,

Timeless West, Timeless Meaning Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

(See page 27.) Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-501-6555, 22

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water

Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi, 58 S Federal

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Park, 1611 Paseo de Peralta Featuring works in various media by local artists. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-414-8544,

Piano man Tucker Binkley. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

El Museo Cultural Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, and much more. Free, 8 am–3 pm, 505-250-8969,

Show tunes and other favorites. $2, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Half Broke Horses Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St

Americana. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Todd & The Fox Second Street Brewery, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Banjo driven electro fusion. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-3278,

Peace Road: The Concert for Love and Kindness James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos

Join three unique artists—Houman Pourmedhi on daf, tanbur and vocals, Zuleikha, world dance and story, and Brahim Fribgane on oud, dumbek and vocals—for an innovative performance. $25–$30, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 855-825-9876,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Santa Fe’s swinging jazz piano trio. Free, 7:30– 10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Savor La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Cuban street music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

C.S. Rockshow
 El Farol, 808 Canyon

Rock ‘n’ roll in the bar. $5, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Nature’s Fragments Beals & Co. Showroom, 830 Canyon

Twelve new pieces by Frank Gonzales in his seventh solo show in Santa Fe. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-357-0441,

Introduction to Flamenco Classes El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace

An introductory adult flamenco class. $30, 10–11 am, 505-209-1302,

Half Broke Horses Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

The Strange Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Honky tonk and Americana. Free, 1 pm, 505-982-2565,

Big K and the Blue Train Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 142 W Palace

Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Rock ‘n’ roll. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

R&B and soul. $5, 10 pm, 21+, 505-428-0690,

October 8


(See page 19.) Early bird (9–10 am) admission, $25. Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-982-7799,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water

Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi, 58 S Federal

Piano man Tucker Binkley. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma

Show tunes and other favorites in the Geist Cabaret. $2, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

The Barbwires Second Street Brewery 1814 Second St

Blues. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Ryan Hutchens Second Street Brewery 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Americana, folk, bluegrass. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-3278,

Cal Haines Quartet El Mesón, 213 Washington

Classic swinging jazz quartet featuring Cal Haines on drums. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 855-825-9876,

Delphia Vanessie, 427 W Water

Soulful originals and contemporary. Free, 8 pm–close, 505-982-9966,

Glass Alliance New Mexico Maestro Demonstration Liquid Light Glass, 926 Baca

Kit Karbler, co-founder of Blake Street Glass in Denver, will give a glass blowing demonstration and talk about his work. Refreshments at 9:30 am, demonstration at 10 am. RSVP to jerrysilverstein34@ $10, free to members, 505-988-9503,

XIX Santa Fe Model Train Show Santa Fe County Fair Grounds 3229 Rodeo

The Santa Fe Model Railroad Club displays trains and train layouts in G, O, HO, scales, and this time, adds the tiny N scale. Free, 9 am–5 pm,

October 9


Santa Fe Society of Artists Weekend Show First National Bank Parking Lot 122 W Palace Local artists show their work in a variety of media. Free, 9:30 am–5 pm,

Railyard Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Savor La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Local art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, textiles, food, live music, and more. 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098,

The John Kurzweg Band Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

El Museo Cultural Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

Cuban street music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Producer and multi-talented musician. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Cowboys and Indians Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

High-energy hillbilly music. $5, 10 pm, 21+, 505-428-0690,

A weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. Free, 9 am–4 pm, 505-250-8969,

Quilt Fiesta Santa Fe
 Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild’s biennial show of 200 classic to contemporary quilts. Vendor marketplace, gift shop. $6, 10 am–4 pm, 505-466-1603,

Fine Arts & Crafts Great Gifts!

FALL ART SHOW Friday, Oct. 14 3 pm - 7 pm Saturday, Oct. 15 9 am - 5 pm

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

The Villalobos Brothers The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco

The Villalobos Brothers use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. $20–$55, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Americana and honky tonk tunes. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Doug Montgomery and Elizabeth Young Vanessie, 427 W Water

Classical and pop from pianist-vocalist Montgomery. Violinist Young joins at 8:30 pm. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

The Santa Fe Revue Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Americana. Free, noon, 505-982-2565,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Karaoke stalwart Michéle Leidig hosts. Free, 9 pm, 505-982-2565,

Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

(See page 19.) Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-982-7799,

Dueto Musical La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Music in the La Fiesta Lounge. Free, 6–8:30 pm, 505-982-5511,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water

XIX Santa Fe Model Train Show Santa Fe County Fair Grounds, 3229 Rodeo

The Santa Fe Model Railroad Club displays trains and train layouts. Free, 9 am–1 pm,

October 11


Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Chris Abeyta El Farol, 808 Canyon

Longtime Santa Fe favorite. Free, 7 pm, 505-983-9912,

XIX Santa Fe Model Train Show Santa Fe County Fair Grounds 3229 Rodeo

Trains and train layouts in G, O, HO, scales, and the tiny N scale as well. Free, 10 am–5 pm,

October 10


Flamenco Classes El Flamenco de Santa Fe 135 W Palace

General technique class 5:30–6:30 pm, introductory class 6:30–7:30 pm. $30, 505-209-1302, 24

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

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

A weekly Argentine tango dance event. $5, 7:30–11 pm, 505-983-6756,

Granite ● Marble ● Quartz ● More &

Santa Fe Farmers Market Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098,

H and S Craftsmen,LLC T h r e e G e n e r a t io n s o f F in e C a b in e t r y

Bluegrass Jam Borrego’s Guitars & Music Supply 1686 St. Michael’s

Local bluegrass musicians get together for a Tuesday jam at Borrego’s. All are welcome. Free, 5:30–7 pm, 505-471-9043, D E S I G N ● C R A F T S M AN S H I P ● V AL U E

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi, 58 S Federal

Piano man Tucker Binkley. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

Please call us to schedule a one on one appointment with a skilled and knowledgeable member of our team! 1512 PACHECO STREET, SUITE C204


Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water

Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6:30–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

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

Americana and honky tonk tunes. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Geeks Who Drink Boxcar, 530 S Guadalupe

A homegrown pub trivia quiz. Free, 8 pm, 505-988-7222,

David Solo Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Enjoy some tunes. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

Canyon Road Blues Jam Band El Farol, 808 Canyon

El Farol’s longtime blues outfit. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

IAIA presents a series of readings by noted IAIA students, faculty, and alumni. Kate O’Neill and Eric Davis, both in the MFA program, read today. Free, 4 pm, 505-424-2397,



Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

October 12

Country, Spanish, and R&B. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,


Granite ● Marble ● Quartz ● More &

Jim Almand Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Singer, songwriter, and guitar. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

H and S Craftsmen,LLC

Free Community Flamenco T h r e eOutreach G e n e r a t io n s o f F in eClass C a b in e t r y El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace

A flamenco dance class. Call for registration. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm , 505-209-1302,

Building Healthy Soil Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi, 58 S Federal

Jenn Givhan and Lauren Camp: Poetry Reading Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Piano man Tucker Binkley. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

Pat Malone D E S I G N ● C R A F T S M AN S H I P El Mesón, 213 Washington Library Readings IAIA Library, 83 Avan Nu Po

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Building healthy soils goes beyond using brute force. Discover an easier way! $15, 2–4 pm, 505-471-9103,

Two poets reading myths, fairy tales and other experiences from their award-winning books. Book signing to follow. Free, 6 pm, 505-424-1601,

Please call us toFree, schedule a one Jazz guitarist and vocalist. 7–9 pm , on one appointment with a skilled and knowledgeable 505-983-6756, member of our team!

Geeks Who DrinkSTREET, SUITE C204 ● SANTA FE, NM 1512 PACHECO The Dragon Room, 406 Old Santa Fe Trl

A homegrown pub trivia quiz. Free, 8 pm, 505-983-7712,

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VERVE Gallery’s extended exhibition of the artists Louviere + Vanessa, in conjunction with Thomas Kellner, makes for a show that pushes the boundaries of photography as an art form. Louviere + Vanessa’s work combines the nuances of multiple media, from film and photography to painting and printmaking. In a little over a decade of professional showing, they have been in over 50 exhibitions and film festivals in the United States and abroad. Kellner also shares an interest in experimental and conceptual photography. He has developed different pinhole camera series, as well as photogram work and printings in alternative techniques, including cyanotypes and saltpaper. Kellner works as a visiting professor of fine art photography, and is regularly invited to speak at different festivals and events around the world. 26

Louviere + Vanessa, Mare Nubium, mixed media in frame made by the artists, 38 x 48"

The showing of these artists together is sure to bring about questions of technique, concept, experimentation, and what lies ahead for photography as a medium and art form.—Amanda Jackson Louviere + Vanessa and Thomas Kellner VERVE Gallery, 219 E Marcy September 2–November 26 Reception October 7, 5–7 pm Gallery talk, October 8, 2 pm



Jim Bagley, Hermosa Creek, oil on canvas, 36 x 39"


Aleta Pippin, Aleta Pippin: For the Love of Color Heart to Heart, Pippin Contemporary oil on canvas, 409 Canyon 48 x 48" October 12–26 Reception October 14, 5–7 pm Pippin Contemporary Fine Art Gallery presents the work of its eponymous founder, Aleta Pippin, with her new exhibition For The Love of Color. Pippin’s new work emphasizes her move from a dramatic use of color to a softer palette utilizing iridized and duochrome paints. These paints allow her to create depth through the use of layering, encouraging viewers to explore the surface of her works. As an abstract artist, Pippin states, “My paintings are about energy (vibration), color, and freedom. My work has a spiritual bent and is a result of continual exploration. I believe that true art comes from within and color is central to my individual expression.”—AJ

Timeless West, Timeless Meaning Sorrel Sky 125 W Palace, October 7–31, reception October 7, 5–7:30 pm Timeless West, Timeless Meaning brings together two artists, Jim Bagley and Laura Bruzzese, to exhibit their respective paintings and sculptures depicting their interpretation of the unchanging aspects of the West. Both artists choose to portray the meteorological, geologic, and botanical beauty of the region, with vast skies stretching over low horizons. The manmade is rarely present among the skies, clouds, mountain peaks, and wildflowers. Sorrel Sky Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells states, “Looking at the works of Jim and Laura, it is so clear that they each take to heart the timeless beauty of the Western landscape.” Bagley, an Oregon native now living in Colorado, often work en plein air, creating oil paintings of the contemporary Western landscape. Bruzzese sculpts “in the round,” merging her background with painting and applying it to her porcelain vessels.—AJ

Armando Adrian-Lopez, Maria Del Silencio, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

23rd Annual Abiquiú Studio Tour October 8–10 10 am–5 pm This coming weekend, visitors are given the opportunity to tour over 60 artists’ studios in the scenic Chama River Valley and village of Abiquiú—renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s former home. Furniture, ceramics, retablos, santos, paintings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, and more will be on display.—Anne Maclachlan and Elizabeth Sanchez

Laura Bruzzese, New Mexico Skies, hand painted porcelain, 9 x 7"

Studio Incamminati: Instructors and Alumni from the School of Contemporary Realist Art The Classic Collection at Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon October 7–31 Reception October 7, 5–7:30 pm The Classic Collection at Manitou Galleries presents Studio Incamminati: Instructors and Alumni from the School of Contemporary Realist Art. This exhibition displays works from both instructors and alumni from Studio Incamminati. The Philadelphia-based school, Nelson Shanks, The Cultist, modeled on the traditional oil on canvas, 26 x 14" Italian accademia and French ateliers, is committed to the belief that mastery of technique is essential to creative expression, and it prides itself on producing highly skilled artists capable of creating works with depth and purpose. It is also one of the few schools of its type to be accredited by the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design. Students, faculty, and alumni have been featured at numerous prominent venues and exhibitions including the National Arts Club, New York, NY; S.R. Brennen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM; and Philadelphia’s Comcast Center.—AJ NOW 27



Right: Nancy Newman Rice, Ash Wednesday, oil on canvas, 40 x 40"

Ran Adler, Nature’s Tapestry, mahogany pods, fishing line, aluminum crimps, 6 x 8'

Fictitious Fiber nine artists unraveling a medium

Left: Susanna Starr, Nesting Ovals, hand-cut mahogany wood veneer, 36 x 49"

Tansey Contemporary, formerly Jane Sauer Gallery, presents the group exhibition Fictitious Fiber, curated by none other than the previous owner, Jane Sauer. A fiber artist herself, Sauer has been watching the field of fiber arts evolve and redefine itself for the last 40 years. “In the last five years I have been struck by what I consider to be another iteration of fiber art,” she states. “I observed a number of artists that explore the techniques and sensibilities of fiber art with materials not historically associated with textiles. I thought it would be interesting to place these artists in a space together to illustrate a new vein in the ancient field of textile arts.” The artists she refers to—Ran Adler, Ann Coddington, Tom Eckert, Melanie Ferguson, Jim Kraft, Kait Rhoads, Nancy Newman Rice, Harue Shimomoto, and Susanna Starr—were hand selected; through research, reading, and studying, Sauer chose them based on their proficiency in handling their chosen materials. “Each artist has a different and unique voice which further illustrates my premise,” Sauer expands. “Each artist has an innovative and daring studio practice and [is] operating outside the box.” Though the artists create works with non-fiber material, they use traditional techniques typically associated with fibrous materials—weaving, threading, basketry, draping, sewing, and twining—in order to explore new forms and functions of their chosen media, hence the name Fictitious Fiber. 28

Historically, fiber art had a simply utilitarian function; it was not until after World War II that the term fiber art was used to describe new developments in textile arts in which aesthetic value was prioritized over utility. It was not until the 1960s and ’70s that an international revolution swept over fiber arts and artists. By the 1990s and early 2000s, there was an increased interest in experimentation and exploration of traditional boundaries and an investigation of materials and techniques in the fibers field. For example, artist Ann Coddington states, “I no longer separate fiber work from sculpture. For me they are one [and] the same—I make sculpture using the medium of fibers. I also use other techniques and materials, depending on the concept I am investigating. The meaning dictates the materials and technique.” Coddington’s work, titled flock, displays over 1,000 ceramic birds in flight and exemplifies Sauer and the exhibition’s aims. Coddington explains that “To weave that many would take years, so I wove about 10 different birds, made molds of those, and cast them with ceramic slip.” Overall, she anticipates the viewer will “find my work an enigma—it looks woven in terms of texture, and metallic in terms of finish, but is made of clay. I hope when the viewer first sees my piece, they respond to the visceral impact of the flock frozen in silent motion, and that it takes precedence over their awareness of material.” Each artist’s work in Fictitious Fiber likewise sparks discussion, commands the ability to create wonder, and demands a new respect for fiber art, as well as for the individual’s chosen medium. Whether your interests lie in fiber arts, sculpture, glasswork, or other media, this exhibition requires more than a single viewing—and time for contemplation.—Amanda Jackson A Group Exhibition: Fictitious Fiber, October 7–November 4, reception October 7, 5–7 pm, Tansey Contemporary, 625 Canyon, Right: Jim Kraft, White Basket, earthenware clay, 31 x 12 x 12"

Above: Melanie Ferguson, Weaving Stones from Adam Purple’s Garden, hand built stoneware, free-form sgraffito through layered underglaze, hand-rubbed beeswax finish, 18 x 15 x 10"


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