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October/November 2014


home issue

history-filled haciendas, Asian-inspired adobes, modern-day marvels

1434-A BISHOPS LODGE ROAD | 7 br, 8 ba, 2.794 acre | $6,250,000 MLS: 201400853 | Ray Rush & Tim Van Camp | 505.984.5117

CANYON ROAD | Commercial, 3 separate buildings | $4,975,000 MLS: 201401098 | Ricky Allen | 505.470.8233

VILLA SERENA | 9 br, 11 ba, approx. 4.5 acres | $4,200,000 MLS: 201402291 | Roxanne Apple | 505.660.5998

BIG TESUQUE CANYON | 5 br, 6.5 ba | $2,790,000 MLS: 201304035 | David Rosen & Christopher Rocca | 505.470.9383

23 VISTA REDONDA | 3 br, 3.5 ba, approx. 5 acres | $2,500,000 MLS: 201401808 | Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

37 CIRCLE DRIVE COMPOUND | 4 br, 4 ba | $2,385,000 MLS: 201403092 | Mike Baker | 505.690.1051

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1244 NORTH SUMMIT | 5 br, 6 ba, approx. 6,006 sq. ft. | $2,125,000 MLS: 201404226 | Moo Thorpe | 505.780.0310

1438-C BISHOPS LODGE ROAD | 4 br, 5 ba | $1,980,000 MLS: 201302483 | Roxanne Apple | 505.660.5998

62 LEAPING POWDER | 5 br, 4 ba, approx. 5 acres | $1,350,000 MLS: 201403007 | Susan Kline & Lynden Galloway | 505.501.0101

13 INDIGO COURT | 3 br, 4 ba, approx. 4 acres | $1,325,000 MLS: 201401689 | Caroline Russell | 505.699.0909

1340 CANYON ROAD | 5 br, 6 ba | $1,285,000 MLS: 201404173 | Abigail Davidson | 505.570.0335

39 YANA DRIVE | 3 br, 6 ba, Tesuque | $1,239,000 MLS: 201403329 | DeAnne Ottaway | 505.690.4611

SANTA FE BROKERAGES 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207 Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., Equal Housing Opportunity.

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784 CAMINO LOS ABUELOS | Galisteo Compound | $1,100,000 MLS: 201402261 | Elayne Patton | 505.690.8300

ALMA DEL CANON, 1020 Canyon Rd | $784,500, $815,000, $895,000 MLS: 201403724 | R. Rush, T. Van Camp, & J. Rigatti | 505.984.5117

405 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL | 2 br, 2 ba, Heart of Eastside | $830,000 MLS: 201404009 | K.C. Martin | 505.690.7192

BLUE ANGEL CANYON | 4 br, 4 ba, Abiquiu | $800,000 MLS: 201402723 | Beth Stephens & David Fries | 505.501.3088

306 DELGADO STREET | 1 br, 1 ba, Quintessential Eastside | $595,000 MLS: 201403639 | K.C. Martin | 505.690.7192

19 PIUTE | 2 br, 2 ba, approx. 4.5 acres | $589,000 MLS: 201402607 | Chris Webster | 505.780.9500

SANTA FE BROKERAGES 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207 Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., Equal Housing Opportunity.

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44 A Sense of Place

Reused and recycled materials help an older Eastside home reclaim its identity An Asian-inspired home is a gallery of memories from shared adventures

32 Q+A

An art-filled Eastside hacienda, Rippel Metal Fabrication, Stone Forest’s 25th anniversary, gourd artist Rosemary Sparno, Bill O’Connor of Constellation Home Electronics, and insights from interior designer Christopher Lowell

Interior designer David Naylor

93 Dining

24 Publisher’s Note 28 City Different

Canyon Road Paint Out, Galisteo and Abiquiú studio tours, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Where—and how—to buy the city’s best custom furniture

Fire & Hops, Galisteo Bistro, and getting your chile fix at five popular Santa Fe restaurants

65 Art

101 Events

34 Santa Favorites

Jivan Lee, Xiang Zhang, Michael Monroe Ethridge, and gallery show previews

October and November happenings

79 Living

Vermejo Park Ranch


104 Day Trip

Buying Santa Fe’s beautiful custom-made furniture for your home






54 Off the Beaten Path

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October/November 2014


home issue

history-filled haciendas, Asian-inspired adobes, modern-day marvels

Larry and Michele Martin made major renovations to their midcentury Eastside home but managed to reclaim its original identity in the process. Read more beginning on page 44. Photo by Chris Corrie.


A friend of mine who keeps her house fastidiously clean kicks off her shoes moments after entering her home. This isn’t a precise act like it is for some people, with shoes lined up by the door for spiritual reasons or for keeping the floors immaculate. No, this is a random release of footwear whenever and wherever the mood touches her. I notice that this act takes place in various parts of her home. To me, this is very symbolic of what we mentally do when we enter our home. We rid ourselves of things that were in contact with the outside world. We put our bare feet in direct contact with our homes. Our feet feel the texture of a beautiful rug, of a smooth tile, or of natural wood. We connect with our home and with the pleasure it brings us on a sensory level. Our eyes channel the same joy when we gaze at paintings, photographs, or family heirlooms that give us that special connection to our home. As there are many variations in our personalities and in our passions, so it is with the objects we choose to surround ourselves with in our precious sanctuaries. This continues when we turn on specific music or when we bring certain plants into our home because of their particular aroma. All of our senses connect us to our home. What I appreciate most about the homes and the homeowners you’ll encounter in this issue of the Santa Fean is how each homeowner made their home a true reflection of who they are. Like the floor under bare feet, the choices they made regarding the details of their home allow them to feel connected and, most importantly, at home via all five senses on a daily basis. Santa Fe, with its rich resources of various artisans, can provide satisfaction for any of our sensory needs, whether they’re related to sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch. Our only challenge as homeowners is to determine how exactly we want to stimulate our senses. And that, my friends, is where the fun begins.



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| O V ERHE A R D | Q: How does your home best capture or reflect Santa Fe's unique qualities? “At my house, like many others in Santa Fe, it’s the kitchen table. That’s where family comes together to be one family, exchange ideas and gossip, or just catch up. That’s what Santa Fe is: an exchange of ideas, a community come together to celebrate diversity. Of course, the chile ristras every harvest season don’t hurt either!” —Javier M. Gonzales, mayor, City of Santa Fe



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“As a native of Santa Fe, Paul has his own perception of the eclectic mix called Santa Fe style. Santa Fe is filled with people from all over the world, and in our own home we want a fusion of influences, reflective of our lives and surroundings and travels as well as our history together and separately. If we love something, we always find a way to fit it into our house.” —Michael Violante and Paul Rochford, owners, Violante & Rochford Interiors

“Though the downtown area is such a vibrant space, it still retains a small-town feel in some ways. Living within walking distance of my gallery adds to that for me. My home features many of the artists we represent at Sorrel Sky—Billy Schenck, Ray Hare, and Phyllis Stapler. It's clean. It's simple. It's home.” —Shanan Campbell Wells, owner, Sorrel Sky Gallery

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On October 18, more than 150 artists will set up shop outdoors during the seventh annual Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out.

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One of the most popular offerings of the Santa Fe Arts Festival—which runs October 3–30 and comprises a number of arts-related activities—is the Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out. During the alfresco event, passersby can watch and interact with more than 150 artists while they work en plein air along Santa Fe’s storied street, honoring a local artistic tradition that traces back to the early 20th-century practices of the Santa Fe Art Colony and Los Cinco Pintores (The Five Painters). Despite its name, the Paint Out & Sculpt Out isn’t limited to just painters and sculptors. Artists of all kinds—from weavers and jewelers to potters and photographers—participate in the event, and attendees can ask them questions, purchase their art, or admire their talents from the sidelines. This year, the Paint Out will include its first-ever Flash Mob Art Collaboration, during which five artists will paint on canvases while a dance troupe performs around them. The public is encouraged to join in with both the painting and the dancing. “Since we started the Canyon Road Paint Out with [Santa Fe painter] Roseta Santiago six years ago, the event has grown tremendously,” says Bruce Adams, publisher of the Santa Fean and a founder of the event. “In addition to being a fabulous art event where folks can witness art being made and chat with the artists during the process, it’s now a community event as well, with parades, music, and more. It’s a great day to celebrate Canyon Road.”—Carolyn Kuehn F ESTI VA L

AbiquiĂş and Galisteo studio tours A RT If you enjoyed the Santa Fe Studio Tour in late June, there’s more fun to be had in October in AbiquiĂş and Galisteo. World famous as the home of American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe, AbiquiĂş is located an hour northwest of Santa Fe. The self-guided studio tour, now in its 21st year, features 89 artists at 37 studios, and a new mobile app provides information and mapped locations for each of the participating artists. “When I joined the AbiquiĂş Studio Tour 21 years ago, it was hard to picture people finding us tucked away along the river and up the canyons, and yet they came!â€? says sculptor and tour chair Kathie Lostetter. Art on display and for sale includes jewelry, paintings, quilts, photography, pottery, woodwork, gourd masks, drums, stained glass, birdhouses, and more. A few of the tour’s original 20 artists will be showing their work this year, including Armando Adrian-LĂłpez, who weaves baskets, and Leopoldo Garcia, who carves contemporary figures of St. Francis. Celebrating its 27th season, the Galisteo Studio Tour is held throughout the historic village of Galisteo, which is home to just 250 residents. The tour showcases more than 30 artists in 24 studios and offers samples of local food along the way. “We’re a tight community with a lot of artists and good cooks!â€? says artist and tour coordinator Judy Tuwaletstiwa. “The food stops reflect a microcosm of the tour, with traditional fare at La Cocina de Mela and new additions like the Galisteo Beach Club.â€? Located 25 miles south of Santa Fe, Galisteo and its studios can easily be explored on foot. Notable participants—including straw appliquĂŠ artist and 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence winner Jean Anaya Moya—will display sculpture, ceramics, wearable art, drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media works, and more.—Cristina Olds AbiquiĂş Studio Tour, October 11–13, abiquiustudiotour.org, Galisteo Studio Tour, October 18–19, galisteostudiotour.com


Measure of Days October 2014

Photo: Ivan Barnett

Clockwise from top left: Works by Valerie Gray (AbiquiĂş Studio Tour), Renata Zimmerman (knitwear; AbiquiĂş Studio Tour), Barbara King (Galisteo Studio Tour), and Debra Fritts (AbiquiĂş Studio Tour).

“Painting is an intimate process where I hook into that part of my brain that makes color and composition work on an emotional level.� – Daniel Kosharek, 2014


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film fest on the rise Film The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, which celebrates its sixth season this October, has come a long way in a short time since it debuted in 2009 in a community center. Named by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “25 coolest general film festivals” and one of the “50 film festivals worth the entry fee in 2014,” the five-day event expects upwards of 12,000 attendees this year, as it screens more than 100 feature and short independent films chosen from a pool of 700 entries submitted from around the world. Jacques Paisner, the festival’s cofounder and executive director, notes that “right now, [this festival] is the place where a film that could have been overlooked at the other festivals can bootstrap.” Highlights for this year, he says, include the world premiere of director Evan Buxbaum’s comedy Sun Belt Express, which was shot in New Mexico and is described on the festival’s website as the story of a professor’s “catastrophic run across the Mexican border with his teenage daughter in tow—and four undocumented immigrants in the trunk,” as well as a viewing of the Ukrainian drama The Tribe. The latter, which won three awards during the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics Week in May, centers on certain harrowing experiences of kids who attend a school for the deaf. The story is told purely through the filmic images, as the dialogue is entirely in sign language, with no subtitles. Major non-film events throughout the festival include a lecture by Ted Hope, CEO of subscription movie service Fandor and a producer of 70 indie films; a screenwriting lab hosted by Hampton Sides, who will receive the American Author Award at the festival, and Emmy– and Golden Globe Award–winning writer and producer Kirk Ellis; a discussion led by Lee Daniel, the cinematographer for Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood; and the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to George R. R. Martin, who, together with director Neil Marshall, will give a talk called “Anatomy of an Episode” at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, one of the venues for the festival.—Diane J. Schmidt

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, October 15–19. For tickets, schedules, and additional information, visit santafeiff.com. october/november 2014

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| Q + A |

David Naylor

t he vi s iona r y in te r ior de sig ne r t alks about hi s de sig n philo s ophy, r ec e n t de s ign tr e nds, a nd imme rsing himself in t he de sig n pro ce s s by Ash le y M. Big ge rs

As the head of his own interior design firm and showroom, David Naylor has made a name for himself by embracing unexpected combinations of styles, textures, and aesthetics, and that originality and eclecticism drives the theme of this month’s Show House Santa Fe: “Ancient Future.” As co-chair of Show House—a project that brings together top talents to design a single home for charity—Naylor lent the event this theme, which he believes draws on infinite possibilities. The public can see Naylor’s work not only in the Show House itself, but also at the Blackstone Ranch Institute in Taos and at Geronimo Restaurant, Zia Diner, and Bodhi Bazaar in Santa Fe. Naylor is best known, how-



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ever, for his residential designs, which he’s completed in cities as diverse as Kauai, Hawaii, and Kansas City, Missouri.

workrooms [at the showroom] where we can come up with what we need. Transforming materials is exciting to me.

Your style has been described as sensual, sumptuous, and eclectic. How would you describe your design philosophy? I love visual tension. I like trying to imagine things that you don’t think belong together and then bridging them. It’s more fun to do in a commercial project because it invigorates. It’s something I do calmer and quieter in residences. . . . I’m not the type of designer who needs to see something; I just like to come up with it from my imagination and draw it. We also have our own

You’re well known for your interest in custom repurposing of furniture. How do you and your clients decide which pieces in a project will get repurposed? Clients never want to repurpose their [furniture]. I’m always the one who suggests it. They always want to get new pieces. But when they have good stuff that someone else would snatch up in a New York minute at any consignment shop, I say, “Let’s just do it ourselves.”. . . I’ve always thought

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Signature David Naylor touches like hand-carved columns and custom teak wood tables can be seen at the Blackstone Ranch Institute in Taos. For more examples of Naylor’s work, visit davidnaylorinteriors.com.

Santa Fe is strongly identified with a certain aesthetic. Is that a particular challenge when it comes to local design projects or is it an advantage? It’s an advantage. We have so many cultural materials to respond to. Even when I’m working with clients who say they want a contemporary house, they could be writing a check for a ceiling treatment based on carved wood panels from Peñasco. People need to be shown, for example, what glass and steel could look like with an 18th-century French table. I always do options, as in, “This is what you asked for, and this is what I think you should do.” That’s why I like having the showroom. Even if they say they don’t like something here, that’s still valuable to me.

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that manufactured goods lack soul; I like repurposing or fixing something up. I came up [in the business] with that so strongly that it’s still a big deal for me.

This Kansas City residence, designed by Naylor, showcases a painted Moroccan table and antique grapevine columns.

Naylor fashioned this console at Bodhi Bazaar from an antique New Orleans iron gate.

Naylor’s design brings a fun and inviting—yet still sophisticated— vibe to Santa Fe’s Zia Diner.

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Your book Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation was published in 2008. What will be the focus of your second book, which is currently underway? Trends have changed since 2005–2007, when I was creating the first book. [At that time], Tuscan and European styles were very influential in the West. Today, soft contemporary with ethnic and organic overtones are a new trend. I’m working that way naturally. The new book is a sister to the brother. It has a fresher, younger feel. I like every picture to have a complete thought. There’s no junk in my book. I love to photograph my work; that’s when my work feels complete. I’m going to show more process in the second book. . . . I want people to see that a designer isn’t just someone who shops for you. I think something should happen at the worktable.

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What’s the newest design trend that people should adopt? Mixed. In the Golden Era of design, in the social scenes of New York, people entertained at home and changed their interiors every six months to a year. That doesn’t happen any more. Instead, people rely on eclectic style to feed their interests. We’re seeing a mix of cultures in art, [food], and music; why not in interior design?

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custom living whe re —a nd how—to buy t h e c it y’s be st one -of -a-kind f ur n it u r e by Cri sti na Old s photo graph s by G a briella Ma r ks

Run a palm along the buffed line of a slab table; inhale the scent of a newly planed poplar plank; linger a moment on the beauty of a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted cabinet. These are the simple, unique pleasures of custom furniture—an interior design feature that’s readily available and eagerly embraced in a town like Santa Fe, with its rich history and artistic sensibility. On the following pages, we celebrate custom designs from Anthony E. Martinez, Emily Henry, Ernest Thompson Furniture, Samuel Design Group, Carved Custom Cabinets, La Puerta Originals, Reside Home, and Sequoia Santa Fe—all of which are honoring traditions and breaking molds while providing unforgettable pieces that stand out for their striking forms and much-needed functionality.

Traditional Southwest-style furniture draws from Mexican, Spanish, and Native American influences. According to the long-standing company Ernest Thompson Furniture (ernestthompson.com), the distinctive Southwestern look originated with Spanish carpinteros who migrated to the Rio Grande Valley and adapted their techniques to the local materials and terrain while maintaining their artistic standards. These woodworkers and their indigenous apprentices crafted functional furnishings using simple tools. Below: A chip-carved detail of an alder San Juan buffet.

A Northern New Mexican interpretation of the classic storage cupboard that was used before the icebox came along, this Taos pie safe from Ernest Thompson Furniture is built with antique standing deadwood and has crucita cutouts for ventilation.



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Below: Detail from a kitchen island drawer-front from La Puerta Originals includes reproduction tin, reclaimed Douglas fir, and a cast-bronze knob.

La Puerta Originals (lapuerta.com) has been incorporating antique materials and reclaimed wood into its functional works of art for more than 20 years. Above: This custom kitchen cabinetry features a built-in espresso bar and a wood-paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator and dishwasher. The upper cabinets are fitted with artisan seeded glass, while the island incorporates a Wolf range and an under-counter wine cooler. Crafted with antique carved beams, panels, and reclaimed Douglas fir, the cabinets are finished with a nontoxic, hand-rubbed patina. Santa Fe native Anthony E. Martinez (anthonyemartinez.com) has been creating fine woodwork in the authentic Spanish Colonial style for 30 years. In addition to reproducing historically accurate furniture, Martinez strives to educate locals about this facet of Northern New Mexico Hispanic culture. Below: Martinez’s hand-carved ponderosa pine Spanish Colonial chest features hand-cut dovetail joinery, a handforged lock and hinges, and an aged finish with natural pigments.

Below: This intricately forged antique chest lock “is very old and came from Spain, so it will be used on a very special piece,� Martinez says.

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Reside Home (residesfe.com), which describes itself as “a design-based boutique home furnishings showroom,” brings a modern vision to traditional furniture, as seen here in this Louis side chair with a silver-leaf finish.

This classic shelter-arm sofa at Reside Home features custom upholstery from Bernhardt. The playful coral and grays in the Moorish-inspired pattern seamlessly mix with Daniel Stuart accent pillows, a Surya rug, Cyan Design lighting, and a Wendover Art wall hanging.

Reside Home’s designers and owners, Jeff Fenton, Chris Martinez, and Kendra Henning, select custom fabrics and finishes for each of their showroom pieces.



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Sequoia Santa Fe (sequoiasantafe.com) is known for its contemporary yet earthy designs in iron and wood featuring rich textures and clean lines. Owner and designer Sequoia Pawan Madan sources and hand-picks salvaged maka and monkey wood in Thailand for his slab dining tables, which are supported by iron legs. Madan kiln-dries the wood in Thailand at his workshop and further cures it in Santa Fe before custom crafting it to his clients’ specifications. Below: a reclaimed teak bench, a monkey wood arm chair, a linen hanging light, and a peroba shelf.

“Wild plums grew along the acequia that ran down from Taos Pueblo next to my childhood home in Taos,” says designer Emily Henry. “The tender, sweet-smelling blossoms were a yearly celebration of spring. Even better was the wild plum jelly Mom made later in the summer! Every time we make a plum blossom cabinet, I think about Mom’s cooking.” Emily Henry, owner and designer of the furniture line Millicent (millicentfurniture.com), creates hand-carved modern Americana pieces featuring poplar and brass in the hope, she says, of “reviving and updating the Northern New Mexico woodworking cottage industry.” Above, left: The natural exterior finish of a Millicent cabinet is juxtaposed with interiors painted with the product’s trademark Taos blue. This piece, called “Capturing the New Mexico Sky,” offers the “media option,” a perforated metal back that allows for ventilation. Left: “The design of the birds and the carving style for the wires on this “Meeting in Gallup” door are a nod to Hispanic and Native American cultures in the Southwest,” Henry says. 38


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These custom coffee tables from Sequoia Santa Fe are made with salvaged maka and rosewood riverbed pebbles. Also shown are a salvaged teak root slice and a salvaged maka root console.

Untitled No. 6-14, 2014, Oil on Paper, framed 59 × 47 inches

Detail from a monkey wood table at Sequoia Santa Fe showing pebbles in clear resin.

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Samuel Design Group (samueldesigngroup.com) specializes in functional, welldesigned interiors featuring traditional Santa Fe and contemporary styles. Trained in architecture, lighting, and interior design, owner Lisa Samuel created the pieces seen here for the “rel-uh-vuhnt” collection. The “Celia” desk, named for Samuel’s 97-yearold mother, is made of glass, fabric, and select birch plywood.

“Our approach is influenced by the artistry and landscape of Santa Fe,” says Lisa Samuel of Samuel Design Group. “This has a unique influence on our design.” Detail of Samuel Design Group’s Celia desk from underneath, showing the layers of fabric and glass.

A modern “Chaco” dining table carved from select alder hardwood.

A “Churro” stool with forged iron legs and base (crafted by Prosser Forge of Santa Fe) and New Mexico Churro carded and felted lambswool.



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The owners of Carved Custom Cabinets (carvedcustomcabinets .com) honor the history and tradition of the Spanish Colonial or Spanish Colonial Revival heritage by incorporating Moorishinspired carvings into all their works. “Our design specialty is translating the elegance of uniquely carved antique cabinets to kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanities, personalized to our clients’ tastes,” says designer Lannie Loeks, who co-owns the company with her husband, Chris Clemens. The light finish on the trastero seen here is called miel (honey) and was antiqued with glazing. “We typically use alder wood and 12 coats of built-up and finely distressed finish to get the buttery feel and visual impact of the original antique piece,” Loeks says.

Loeks designed the Alhambra pattern (seen above and left) for the kitchen cabinets in her own Tesuque home. Carved Custom Cabinets draws design inspiration from vintage and historic furniture found in Northern New Mexico villages.

Miguel Covarrubias: D R AW I N G A C O S M O P O L I TA N L I N E T R A Z A N D O U N A L Í N E A C O S M O P O L I TA Prolific and endlessly curious, artist Miguel Covarrubias had a lifelong fascination with cultures—much like O’Keeffe, both of whom were part of a global network of artists, writers, and intellectuals. His many accomplishments made substantial contributions to modern art both in his native Mexico and internationally.

This exhibition and related programming were made possible in part by a generous grant from The Burnett Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, Linda Marcus, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax.


This armario de la cocina (kitchen cabinet) from Carved Custom Cabinets has a dark finish, called nogal Francis medio, with medium distressing.



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going custom Increasingly, Santa Fe interior designers are relying on custom furniture to complete their design visions. Case in point, Pamela H. Duncan of Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors (wgdinteriors.com) says her firm uses at least one custom piece on every project they complete. A successful custom piece emerges from the meeting of form and function. Often the need for such an item arises out of unique design challenges, such as having to maximize a small space or fill a room with a high ceiling. “We do mostly customized furniture because no body is the same,” Duncan says, recalling pieces she once had made for a particularly tall gentleman. That’s not to say that, given this functionality, aesthetics are ever overlooked. Custom pieces allow designers to further their visions by incorporating details in a way that wouldn’t be possible with pre-manufactured items. To make their pieces, most designers turn to local companies. “There are great artisans and craftsmen in Santa Fe,” says Paul Rochford of Violante & Rochford Interiors (vrinteriors .com). We love to support as many local artisans as we can.” Going with a piece of custom furniture can be just as easy—sometimes even more so—than shopping for premanufactured goods, both near and far. “I think it’s a [misconception] that just because something is custom it will automatically take longer or cost more,” says Steffany Hollingsworth of HVL Interiors (hvlinteriors.com). Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors (jenniferashtoninteriors.com) agrees. “It depends on the schedule of the craftsperson, but I’ve been able to create a custom piece [locally] at an equal or better price and time than [if shipping were involved],” she notes. And, as Hollingsworth points out, “There’s no substitution for something that’s tailor-made for the space, the aesthetic, the comfort—just like with a tailored suit.” Because a custom piece can’t be returned, designers universally advise clients to see not only a sketch but also samples of the finishes and/or fabrics and a budget before signing off on the purchase. “Take your time. Don’t rush the process. ‘Hurry, hurry, hurry’ can result in disaster,” says Michael Violante of Violante & Rochford Interiors. “Get drawings. Get samples. Take notice. Ask questions.” Designers agree that trust in the process and flexibility are also essential when working with custom pieces, since no one—the client, designer, or craftsperson—knows exactly how a piece will turn out until it’s built.—Ashley M. Biggers

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Homeowner Michele Martin did her own decorating, artfully blending a funky midcentury-modern aesthetic with Western accents: old saddles that belonged to her husband Larry’s family; artist Jeff Cochran’s mixed-media portrait A Horse Named Meadow; and Nocona Burgess’s Spotted Hawk, an acrylic on canvas painting acquired through Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art.



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Within the walls of the compound, eminently livable outdoor spaces designed by Serquis + Associates beg to be relaxed in. A massive cottonwood tree towers above one of the guesthouses, while a bronze sheep and stone fountain by Jill Shwaiko of Indigo Gallery in Madrid adds pleasing sound.


sign at the entrance of a quiet dirt lane not far from the bustle of Canyon Road proclaims that it’s a “dead end,” but Michele and Larry Martin have made sure that the old home they purchased there four years ago is anything but. With a broad personal vision and a team of design and building pros, the Martins transformed a once neglected and run-down property into an enchanting Eastside compound. The couple lived in Amarillo when they came to Santa Fe for their honeymoon more than 20 years ago and immediately fell in love with the town. Even after they moved to more distant Austin, they returned every year and eventually purchased their first Santa Fe house on the north side of town. Their current home is their fourth in the City Different. “We just always knew we had to have a place here,” says Michele, a retired neonatal registered nurse. After an extensive search and many metaphorical dead ends, the couple found an old house on a one-acre lot on a dead end street. When Michele first showed her husband the property, his response was an unequivocal “‘No way!’ It was too big a project with us still living in Austin at the time,” recalls Larry, who is retired from the car business. The compound’s challenges and possibilities were obvious: built in the mid-1950s from a motley assortment of found materials and updated only minimally since then, the main structures were clustered within a traditional perimeter adobe wall around a large brick courtyard dominated by a giant heritage cottonwood tree. Right: Heavy stacked stone, placed in a deliberately uneven pattern, provides texture in the great room, especially when paired with sleek contemporary furnishings like Global Views’ white leather “Scoop” chairs. october/november 2014

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“The development of the spaces was a process of discovery, respecting the history that was there and saving as much as possible,” says landscape architect Solange Serquis.

Above: Texans Larry and Michele Martin, along with family members Bu, Gracie, and new puppy Gus, have embraced Santa Fe as their second home. This is the fourth house they’ve owned in the City Different.

Faced with a project that would fall somewhere between an extensive remodel and a teardown, the Martins turned to Santa Fe architect Jim Satzinger of Satzinger Design. “The place hadn’t been lived in for years and was in total disrepair,” he says. To avoid an extensive permitting process, the decision was quickly made to retain the exact footprints and relationships of the original structures of the compound while opening them up to natural light and better orienting them to the courtyard and surrounding views. Exterior walls were left in place, but roofs were torn off, ceilings were raised and refitted with metal work, and clerestory windows were installed in the new space above many of the old walls. Satzinger credits general contractor and longtime colleague Doug McDowell of McDowell Associates with salvaging, refurbishing, and reusing as many of the original building materials as possible, though McDowell views this as basic to his working philosophy. “I believe that it’s important to use reclaimed materials whenever possible,” he says. “The materials have meaning and a sense of place.” As a result, the compound became a self-contained, carefully orchestrated recycling project, with existing brick pavers—some scavenged from downtown street projects long ago—reused to create a striking mosaic in new patios. In addition, preserved timbers and vigas were applied to the structural framing, while siding 46


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Bright and well-appointed, the large kitchen fuses modern appliances with industrial lighting and tile, with painted white vigas thrown in for a little Southwestern flair. The Martins opted to restore the original turquoise sink as their homage to the home’s history. Spencer Martin made the concrete countertops in the kitchen and the master baths.

salvaged from the original main house was used by Baglione Custom Woodworks to create custom cabinetry for the guesthouse across the courtyard. The original oak flooring was also reclaimed and reused throughout. The main house, still just a one-bedroom, now enjoys a more open, flowing floor plan. The kitchen, its original ceiling completely restored and raised, was reoriented toward the courtyard side and outfitted with modern appliances and fixtures, though Michele proudly points to an exception: the kitchen’s original 1950s sink, the color of midcentury jadeite (read: turquoise), nestled in a cleanlined concrete countertop fabricated by Spencer Martin of Thinking Concrete. Bright tile work from Statements in Tile/Lighting/Kitchens/Flooring adorns the kitchen and the baths throughout the compound. The reconfigured (and very open) living room, great room, and dining area, brightened by new clerestory windows, rises over 13 feet and is dominated by a floor-to-ceiling fireplace wall fronted by a Telluride stone veneer and an eyegrabbing Jeff Cochran equine portrait. The living room can be separated from a more informal TV lounge area by huge functional barn doors (made of reclaimed wood) that run the length of the rooms. The cozy bedroom suite, awash with light from the courtyard beyond, adjoins an utterly modern bath highlighted by a stainless steel Japanese-style soaking tub sourced (as were all of the home’s plumbing fixtures) from Santa Fe By Design. Competition must be fierce to be invited to stay in the guesthouse, which can Opposite: Beneath a shady metal pergola, lightweight composite concrete chairs from Moss Outdoor pull up to a creative picnic tabletop: an antique door from Antique Warehouse. Right: A matched set of old doors opens to the beautifully restored and landscaped compound. october/november 2014

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Anything goes in the eclectic dining area, where colorful artworks, Michael McHale chandeliers made from raw metal industrial fittings, and retro aqua Eames chairs are a feast for the senses. On the left is an oil on canvas painting by Rodney Hatfield (aka Art Snake) called Tunesmith from Selby Fleetwood Gallery.



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The master bedroom is an eclectic blend of Western and Asian decor, dramatic furniture, richly hued textiles, and strong Southwestern architectural elements.

be converted from a one-bedroom space plus living area to two bedrooms, each with its own bath, simply by closing strategically placed doors. A kitchenette with reclaimed wood cabinetry further ensures that guests will want for nothing and be reluctant to leave. Additional guest quarters are available in the former Zen chapel (now a rustic “bunk house,” in the homeowners’ lingo) and in a small cottage (which has its own bath) that adjoins the expansive garden west of the courtyard. Reclaiming and redefining the gardens throughout the compound became the challenge for landscape architect Solange Serquis of Serquis + Associates. Trained at the University of Buenos Aires, Serquis has landscaped some of Santa Fe’s most beautiful homes for more than a decade, and was brought into the project by McDowell. “Nothing was set in stone,” she says. “The development of the spaces was a process of discovery, respecting the history that was there and saving as much as possible. We used principally native plants to play with textures and seasonal changes.” The old orchard in the east garden was preserved and augmented with new plantings “to leave that heritage to the next few generations to come,” says Serquis. Building roof drainage is harvested for irrigation. Much of the whimsical outdoor furniture, including stylized tables and chairs sourced from Moss Outdoor and an old door from Antique Warehouse that was converted to a picnic table under a perWest meets East in the master bath (right), simply but powerfully appointed with a massive stainless steel Japanese-style soaking tub and wooden stools. Diamond Spas tub from Santa Fe By Design. october/november 2014

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“I learned some [interior design] from my mother. The rest was experience,” says homeowner Michele Martin.

A popular contemporary-rustic design element, sliding barn doors are found throughout the Martins’ home. This corrugated metal door neatly divides the bedroom from the bath in the “bunk house.”

Holy hatchets! There’s no denying what draws the eye in this otherwise austere guest bathroom (above). Axe Wife, by Amarillo artist Nancy Walker, is one of three paintings in a series called Women of Mass Destruction. Right: Michele and Larry love horses; weathered leather tack therefore seems a natural design element in their eclectically rustic home. 50


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One of the three comfortable guesthouses (above) features two bedrooms, two baths, living space, and a kitchenette. Doors easily separate the two spaces for maximum privacy. Right: A little bit of Texas makes its way to the Martins’ New Mexico home.

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gola in the west garden space, was selected by Michele. Having previously decorated three homes in Santa Fe, Michele was up to the challenge of a fourth. “That part was the most fun of all, tagging along with Michele on the hunt for just the right piece,” says Larry. All the interior design work throughout the compound is her own. “I learned some of it from my mother,” she says. “The rest was experience.” The result is whimsically eclectic and comfortably functional: a red stuffed leather sofa from ACC; cowhide beds; a zebra skin rug; a series of portraits of vaguely sinister, armed women by artist friend Nancy Walker that stand guard over the sparely modern bathrooms; and a liquor cabinet turned boot cabinet in the master bedroom by Richard Dunbar. Door hardware throughout the compound is by Ashley Norton, sourced through Santa Fe By Design. Thanks to a close collaboration among local artisans, building professionals, and dedicated new owners, as well as a shared love of Santa Fe and its unique history, the old house at the end of the lane has been reborn—reconstituted out of its own disused elements. As architect Jim Satzinger says, “One of the most gratifying things to me is when some old-timer will pass the house and say, ‘It’s a new house, but it’s still the same old place.’ It’s that identity of place that we were working to preserve.”

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beaten path by Amy Gross photographs by Amadeus Leitner

an Asian-inspired home is a gallery of memories from shared adventures

Multilevel landscaping in the entry courtyard includes a commanding waterfall, a koi pond, colorful vegetation, and stone steps leading to a covered meditation patio.



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Homeowners Dick and Trish Arens lived in Japan for three years and fell in love with the country’s beauty, architectural features, and distinctive style elements.


espite being an experienced (and quite intrepid) world traveler, Trish Arens had never considered visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. “Japan wasn’t even on my bucket list of places to experience,” she admits. As fate would have it, a business opportunity in the ’80s sent Trish and her husband Dick to the one country neither had ever given much thought to. Today, however, it’s clear from the incredible collection of Japanese art and antiques showcased throughout their Santa Fe home that Dick and Trish not only visited Japan but fell madly in love with the country—and with a culture vastly different from their own.

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“How’d you like to go live in Japan?” Dick asked his wife one day. His employer, Ford Motor Company, in Michigan, wanted him to serve as a liaison and mediator between Ford and Mazda Motor Corporation at Mazda’s

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headquarters in Hiroshima. Since the well-traveled couple had already tested the waters with a couple of short trips to the East, Trish said yes, and she and Dick packed their things. The Arenses, who had together observed silverback gorillas in Kenya and “chased tigers,” as they call it, in India, say that their three-year stint in Japan was a lesson in cultural immersion they will never forget. While Dick struggled to grasp Japanese customs in the workplace, Trish taught conversational English to Japanese businessmen and studied ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. On the weekends, however, they would explore the country, browsing antiques and junk stores and visiting onsens (natural baths) on Honshu, the main island, and the northern island of Hokkaido. “Most tourists only see the country from a bullet train at 200 miles an hour,” says Dick. “We got out and saw the real Japan. The people who live remotely—in the country—have the best lifestyle of all.” Observing that the Japanese themselves do not value antiques (“that’s for the gaijin—foreigners”), Dick recalls exploring an antiques store on the southern island of Kyushu. He wanted to purchase two items but realized he was short on cash. The shop owner immediately volunteered to deliver the pieces to Hiroshima, where Dick could hand payment (cash) over to the deliveryman. It would be safe, the man promised. And it was. Left: Several nichos were designed to house specific statues and sculptures. In the space between the foyer and living room, a haniwa (unglazed earthenware) tomb figurine stands guard.

Dropping from the bamboo and beam ceiling, a handblown glass chandelier from Allbright & Lockwood is the centerpiece of the dining room. On the right are Trish’s beloved Glenna Goodacre wall sculptures from Nedra Matteucci Galleries.



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An heirloom cloth hangs above the bed, an example of a loomless, tubular weaving technique—now an extinct art form—once used by the Dida people of West Africa’s Ivory Coast. There are no seams from the top up or bottom down.

Red laquered panels feature two poems from the Ming dynasty that speak to the Five Happiness (see translations, page 59). A metal robe sculpture rests on an altar table from Asian Adobe.

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Designer Edy Keeler and architect Robert Zachry updated the fireplace area with a striking stone wall. The gong rests on a 19th-century elm stand from Northern China. In the corner, a weatherbeaten 1,000-year-old Buddha found in a Japanese junk store now has a revered and sheltered place to rest.

Right: More than one visitor has mistaken this mixed-media kite collage from Michael Thompson Art in Chicago for a stretched kimono. Split bamboo frames are covered with stretched muslin and collaged with obis (kimono sashes), pieces of kimonos, paintings, rice paper, drawings, and book pages.


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About 10 years after their return to the States, the Arenses were considering the next chapter of their lives. In 1999, they moved to Santa Fe and began building their first home, which they lived in for nine years. By that time they had acquired quite a bit of artwork, from Japanese pottery and African woodcarvings to Indian statues and Southwestern sculpture. “We’re not collectors,” Dick insists. “If we like it, we buy it.” Nevertheless, a collection they most certainly had, and they eventually realized that it demanded worthy display space. The couple found that space in a home they had seen on the 2006 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes tour. When Dick and Trish bought the property in 2011 it was already a bit dated, but they knew they could work with it. “We had the vision,” Trish says. More importantly: “Before we even bought the house, we knew where every piece of our artwork was going to go.” The home, near Wilderness Gate, is hidden well off a main road, tucked beneath pine trees in a most serene and Zen-like setting. Most of the outdoor

A challenging stone staircase leads the way to the guesthouse, which sits above the main house.

Right: Treasured antique cedar ranma (transoms) from Japan demanded special spaces in the home. Architect Robert Zachry placed one in the hallway entry and one above the door to the the master bedroom.

Left: A 19th-century Japanese screen and hagi yaki (riceglazed) teahouse. Below: Butterflies made of horsehair, from Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Market.

The Five Happiness (Immortals) are welcoming the encouragement of the everlasting vitality, and offering nine treasures’ wishes to a powerful spirit shining through the South Pole horizon.

Far left and below left, in red text: Poems by two Ming dynasty poets, translated from the original Chinese. The Five Happiness (Immortals) are happiness, longevity, prosperity, good luck, and good health.

Wu Chong Sou, 14th-century Chinese poet

Specially built and subtly lighted shelving in the master bedroom houses art and books from the Arenses’ many travels.

Below, on floor: Lingams (stone “eggs”) harvested from the Narmada River in India) are thought to absorb negative energy.

The Five Happiness are inviting and offering a longevity peach and to reach as far as eastward to reward nine treasures, singing and celebrating for an everlasting spirit. Lo Puzhe, 14th-century Chinese poet 59

spaces were already in place, including a lovely and very Japanese bridge that spans a large koi pond (complete with a waterfall) and points to the front door of the main house. A guesthouse sits atop a tall hill, accessed by daunting stone stairs. Across the courtyard and comfortably shaded beneath a covered meditation space is a placid Buddha, who kept watch during a six-month renovation that would modernize and beautify an already impressive home.

purposeful renovation

Trish and Dick turned to one of Santa Fe’s best (though unofficial) design teams—architect Robert Zachry, AIA, and interior designer Edy Keeler of Core Value Interiors—to spruce up the interiors. Zachry had designed the Arenses’ first home in Santa Fe, and Keeler’s exceptional facility with finishes made her a natural choice for updating several dated spaces. “I said to Bob [Zachry]: There’s all this stone outside. You need to reference that!” says Keeler, who immediately targeted the fireplace wall for a makeover. Zachry expanded the size of A gleaming, contemporary, stainless steel backsplash plays against papiermâché masks by artist Karen Lindquist. The homeowners removed cramped shelving in the corner to open up the space for wall art.

Busts representing married women from the Tsonga tribe of Africa are made of verdite, a semiprecious stone as hard as granite, and inlaid with ivory, sterling silver, and sunstone. 60


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A heavily faux-finished fireplace is the eye-catching focal point of the den. Where much of the home is Asian-influenced, the decor here is primarily African and South American. An Amazonian baby carrier rests beneath the window.

Once a tub was removed from the master bath (left), the interesting curvatures of the room became more apparent. On the walls: Shoowa dance skirts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, made with woven bark cloth and raffia.


“Before we even bought the house, we knew where every piece of our artwork was going to go,” says homeowner Trish Arens. the fireplace itself and carved a slender vertical firewood slot into the wall, which Keeler then covered with stone. “It’s not a veneer,” she notes. “Each rock was placed by hand.” All of the home’s public spaces were reworked, including, among other things, the walls (Keeler used a finish called Variance, which offers exceptional depth and color), all of the lighting and flooring, and the entryway, which was dominated by an enormous and decidedly ’90s-looking aquarium that divided the foyer and the living room. The team built a stone wall in its place that, aesthetically, mirrored the look of the fireplace wall just beyond; functionally, it allowed for the placement of artwork and antiques on both sides, including a 200-year-old eight-panel Japanese screen, meditation stones, and Dick’s favorite piece of artwork in the home, a hagi yaki (rice-glazed) pottery teahouse. The simple piece of pottery had spoken to him in Japan. Later, after bringing it back to the U.S., Dick was delighted to learn that the artist who made it had been named a Japanese national treasure.

a time for reflection

The Arenses’ home is comfortable, well designed, and beautifully appointed—a sanctuary from any hustle and bustle. But one gets the sense from its owners that its walls and rooms are primarily just a means to an end: gallery space for their carefully collected international treasures. Each distinctive piece speaks to decades of exploration and travel, shared memories, and a sincere appreciation of different cultures. For this couple, adventure equals art. No doubt there’s plenty more of both to come.



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Margarete Bagshaw “Chakra Girl” 60” X 48” oil on Belgian linen

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Jivan Lee’s only solo show in 2014 is at Heinley Fine Arts and features more than 30 oil paintings that are as much about the dynamic rhythms of the paint used to create them as they are about the compelling nature of Northern New Mexico’s weather, structures, and land. “I’m interested in how surface can become a sculptural part of representational paintings and what happens when it does,” Lee says.—Emily Van Cleve

Jivan Lee, Arroyo Sands, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"

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After Chinese-born Xiang Zhang earned his first major oil painting award in 1995 while living in Dallas, a cable television reporter asked him if he had ever considered painting cowboys. “A big, wonderful idea!” Zhang says with characteristic enthusiasm while sitting in the studio at his home in McKinney, Texas. “It reminded me [I was] in a cowboy state!” Zhang (whose full name is pronounced Shang Zang) was born in 1954—which, like 2014, is the year of the horse, according to the Chinese zodiac. As a boy in Sichuan, Zhang would pass plodding horses pulling farm carts during his daily walk to school, so horses were the first subjects of his frequent childhood sketches. They were his entry into a lifelong love of drawing and painting, and they remain a central feature in his widely collected art. As a young man, Zhang studied set design at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, where coursework included four hours of oil painting instruction every morning. His painting professors were influenced by the Russian masters, and Zhang was also greatly impressed by works in traveling European and American museum shows. He earned a full scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans, graduating with an MFA at the top of his class. During his time in the Big Easy, he spent hours painting jazz musicians in the French Quarter and worked as a set designer for New Orleans’s op-

era house and, later, as a float designer for the Mardi Gras Parade. While Zhang continues to paint dancers, portraits, and the like for his figurative work, he discovered his true artistic calling while sitting on fence railings and photographing (and later painting) Texas ranch hands at work. For years he’s depicted the drama and dusty action of roundups, roping, branding, and cattle drives, portraying contemporary cowboys while excluding references to modern paraphernalia like pickup trucks. Recently the artist began reaching more deeply into the history of the American West. His upcoming show at McLarry Fine Art, Year of the Horse, features large-scale imagined narratives from the past, like longhorns being driven down a street in late-1800s Austin, Texas, as a vegetable seller wrangles prices with the cattle boss and a cook. Another image, inspired by Zhang’s ongoing research into New Mexico history, depicts a turn-of-the-20th-century wedding party with musicians and onlookers on a Santa Fe street. Fascinated by all genres of art and continually exploring new directions and nuances in his work, the painter muses good-naturedly about what might come next. “Maybe Western cowboy surrealism? You never know!” Xiang Zhang, Year of the Horse, October 24–November 7, reception October 24, 5–7 pm, McLarry Fine Art, 225 Canyon, mclarryfineart.com Morning Drive in Palo Duro, oil on canvas, 48 x 80"



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Painted Meditations on the Landscape Mic ha el Mon r oe Et hr id g e ’s ne w show ope ns at Pippin Cont e mpora r y by B a r ba ra Ty ne r Dawn’s Call, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 40"

Music and art have been central to Michael Monroe Ethridge’s life since childhood. The Arkansas native fronted a rock band for 10 years, played piano on cruise ships, and today keeps a piano in his atelier for those moments when music feeds his muse. “If you look at the beauty of color, at the intricacy of what’s going on within a painting, it can take you away,” Ethridge says. “It can give you encouraging thoughts, just like music can.” there’s a jolt of jewel-like color, or a slice of turquoise sky slips through clouds Ethridge works in an abstract expressionistic mode, creating thick, dreamt up by Turner. Watch the surfaces shift and pulse and you won’t have to be sculptural acrylics graced with surprising luminosity. His work has a synesthetic to “hear” tones and cadences and maybe a little saxophone. (Ethridge rhythmic push-pull of muscular sweeps and subtle nuances, but then describes himself as a Billy Joel, Beatles, Big Band kind of guy.) The artist is as likeable and inviting as his paintings, and he’s quick to point out that he’s “a pretty average guy from Arkansas who wanders out into the world of abstraction.” Now based in Naples, Florida, Ethridge shows his work at Pippin Contemporary in Santa Fe. His art offers the kind of spiritual or psychological uplift many of us experience in the City Different—and that’s the artist’s intention. Music is a big part of this. “When I’m working, if the music is good, if it’s well-produced, the painting is going to be good,” he says. Once Ethridge settles into his music-aided groove, he relaxes, engages, and taps into more unconscious places. “My mind opens up,” he adds. “Painting becomes almost a meditation, and I get this sensation. I can almost feel it overtaking me, this openness. It’s a euphoric feeling. Now I’m in ‘the zone,’ painting and painting, and something happens on the canvas. Suddenly there’s a beautiful nuance right before my eyes, like it fell out of the sky.” Ethridge translates these deep, bright feelings of joy into his work, hoping that viewers will feel and absorb the positivity and elation, too, because art, he says, should make us feel better. Most professional artists have had their share of day jobs. Ethridge’s background includes working as an anesthetist. Anesthesiology and music—fitting for an artist whose mission is to soothe and transform through the senses. Michael Monroe Ethridge, Painted Meditations on the Landscape, October 8–October 27, Nature’s Flair, triptych, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 54" reception October 10, 5–7 pm, Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon, pippincontemporary.com

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Lawrence Fodor, Without Gravity VII, oil, linseed oil, and alkyd resin on canvas, 60 x 60"

The Landscape: Real to Abstract Karan Ruhlen Gallery 225 Canyon Road, karanruhlen.com October 17–October 31 Reception October 17, 5–7 pm The different ways that painters Martha Mans, Kurt Meer, and Stephen Pentak perceive, interpret, and translate the reality of nature into the language of art are on display in this group exhibition. Mans’s work is a reflection of the dramatic and changing weather conditions in New Mexico and Colorado, while Meer was inspired by the Mississippi River. Pentak works from his mind’s eye, pulling his landscapes from memories of what he’s seen.


Erin Cone, Crush, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 42"

Manfred Rapp, Depression Blues, oil on panel, 24 x 36"

Manfred Rapp: Solo Exhibition Joe Wade Fine Art, 102 E Water, joewadefineart.com October 3–October 12, reception October 3, 5–7 pm German-born Manfred Rapp has developed a style of representing landscapes and figurative subject matter that was inf luenced by French impressionism and the glazing techniques of the old masters, and that he honed after years of study and experimentation. His annual solo exhibition at Joe Wade Fine Art, which has been taking place for the past decade, showcases classic Italian coastlines, Depression-era musicians, and modern-day Cuba. Stephen Pentak, VIII.I, oil on panel, 48 x 43"

Gregory Frank Harris, Rio Grande Gorge, oil on canvas, 57 x 62" 70

Fall Group Show Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 702 ½ Canyon chiaroscurosantafe.com October 11–November 22 Abstract paintings by Lawrence Fodor, whose work delves into the highly personal to find the universal, are part of Chiaroscuro’s fall group show, which includes photographs by Bonnie Bishop and mixedmedia paintings by Jay Tracy. Also on view is new work by Rebecca Bluestone, a traditional tapestry artist who uses hand-dyed silks of varied textures and metallic threads woven on a cotton warp as her medium.

Erin Cone: Modiste Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon, nuartgallery.com, October 10–October 26, Reception October 10, 5–7 pm Taking her show title from the French word for dressmaker, Erin Cone’s latest work delves into the complex geometry of women’s dresses. Her pared-down compositions position the female figure as a sculptural form, and it’s no surprise that Cone admits to being intrigued by abstraction’s ability to transform the world. “These paintings continue my exploration,” she says, “using the dress to create a specifically feminine aesthetic with a timeless allure.”—Eve Tolpa

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Gregory Frank Harris: New Work Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon Road hunterkirklandcontemporary.com November 14–November 30 Reception November 14, 5–7 pm In Gregory Frank Harris’s dynamic landscape paintings, abstract and representational elements have a natural way of coexisting. For the past several years, Harris has been using the window squeegee as an artist’s tool: After applying thick layers of paint on the canvas, he goes over the wet paint with different-sized squeegees to blur the forms and leave elements of the underpainting showing through.

Mark White: New Paintings and Sculpture Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon markwhitefineart.com October 10–October 31 Reception October 10, 5–8 pm Artist and gallerist Mark White’s solo exhibition features a dozen kinetic sculptures and a dozen new works from his ongoing Ref lection series of paintings. Mark White, Cypress Lily II, oil on panel, 48 x 48" White used to paint on aluminum, but lately he’s been working on wood panels. His sketches, done in locations that include the Everglades and Malibu, provide reference material for paintings he develops in his studio or outdoors at his Santa Fe gallery.

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The Western Scene Manitou Galleries,123 W Palace manitougalleries.com November 7–November 21 Reception November 7, 5–7:30 pm The story of the American West—from its land to its Native inhabitants—is celebrated in the works of JD Challenger and Nicholas Coleman. “I realized that the knowledge and the experiences of these people had to be preserved,” says Challenger, who paints powerful and poignant Native American portraits and stories. Coleman is also passionate about preserving the heritage of the region and depicts human figures in expansive landscapes. JD Challenger, White Bird, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18" David Johns, Canyon Reflection, acrylic on canvas, 56 x 40"

David Johns: Bit’ Hahodiishtaa Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S. Guadalupe zanebennettgallery.com Through October 24 “My creations on paper or canvas do not come from a place of preconception—they come from the innermost chambers of my soul,” says David Johns about his abstract work. Inspired by his formal arts training at Northern Arizona University and the traditional Diné teachings and philosophy he learned as a child, Johns expresses his impressions of the land and the people around him.

Vladimir Kush: Reflect the World through the Mirror of the Metaphor The Longworth Gallery, 530 Canyon, thelongworthgallery.com October 1–December 31, reception October 10, 5–8 pm Versatile Russian-born artist Vladimir Kush first attended art school at the age of seven. Today he paints in oil and watercolor, creates limited-edition giclées, and sculpts in bronze. Through the juxtaposition of previously unrelated objects, he makes reference to deeper meanings and metaphors while maintaining a realistic approach to representation in a style he refers to as “metaphorical realism.” Vladimir Kush, Moonlight Sonata, giclée on canvas, 16 x 20"

Georges Mazilu: Anomaly Turner Carroll, 725 Canyon, turnercarrollgallery.com November 3–December 1, reception November 7, 5–7 pm Georges Mazilu has a signature style that links contemporary surrealism with the art of the northern Renaissance. Through an abstract world of fantasy filled with a distinct cast of characters, Mazilu’s paintings portray mysterious figures seemingly caught in deep contemplation or frozen in the midst of enigmatic rituals. His work is part of museum collections in San Francisco, Denver, and Tucson.

Teresa Oaxaca, Marie Antoinette, oil on canvas, 66 x 44"

Georges Mazilu, La Course, acrylic on linen, 26 x 32"

Emilio Lobato: The Measure of a Man Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon, fineartsantafe.com October 10–October 23, reception October 10, 5–7 pm “My father’s most recent work is self-reflective and an exploration of his emotions and life journey,” says Emilio Lobato’s daughter Paloma Sisneros Lobato, who, along with her sister Pilar Sisneros Lobato, wrote brief pieces about her father’s work for this show at his request. “The work is rooted in our recent experience of taking care of my mother as she battled with terminal cancer,” she writes. “His feelings inspired this body of work, which explores how a man measures himself though his eyes and the critical gaze of society.” Emilio Lobato, Tesoros (Treasures), assemblage and collage on panel, 16 x 16 x 3" 72


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The Uncanny S. R. Brennen Galleries 124 W Palace, srbrennengalleries.com October 3–October 31 Reception October 3, 5:30–7:30 pm Painters Teresa Oaxaca, David Gluck, and Katherine Stone weave their visions together in a show that takes viewers on a journey to the mysterious side of the creative mind. The artists present 30 works that revel in a shared artistic lineage rooted in the chiaroscuro-heavy tenebroso tradition of Florence, Italy. At the show’s opening reception, the artists will be dressed to match the costumes in their paintings.

Daniel Kosharek, October 8, acrylic on maple panel, 18 x 18"

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Daniel Kosharek: Measure of Days Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace patina-gallery.com October 3–October 26 Reception October 3, 5–7:30 pm The third and final show in Patina Gallery’s Drawn to the Wall exhibition series features the abstract paintings of Santa Fe artist Daniel Kosharek. Working with a rich and saturated palette, Kosharek creates landscapes that evoke a distinct feeling and tone. Each painting in the show is a meditation on the day it was painted and is titled with that day’s date.

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Doug Dawson, Burst of Color, oil on canvas, 18 x 18"

Native Beauty Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon, ventanafineart.com October 3–October 15, reception October 3, 5–7 pm New works in pastel and oil are part of this four-artist show that celebrates the beauty of nature. Doug Dawson’s paintings reflect landscapes from coast to coast, while husband and wife Barry McCuan and Lynne E. Windsor present paintings created during extended stays in the United Kingdom and France. Never-seen-before pastel originals by Mary Silverwood, who passed away in 2011, will also be on view.

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James Roybal - Fine Art Santa Fe James Roybal, Summer Reflections, oil on canvas, 36 x 36" From his figurative bronzes to his enchanting pastels and inviting oil paintings, James Roybal is a celebrated master of fine art. Come see James and his exquisite artwork at James Roybal - Fine Art Santa Fe, located at the foot of Canyon Road. 924 Paseo de Peralta, Ste 5, 505-501-0343 jamesroybalart@gmail.com, jamesroybal.com

The William&Joseph Gallery Althauser, Enlightenment, oil on canvas Experience color at The William&Joseph Gallery! Painting, sculpture, glass—all original! October features Althauser and Gordon, and WJ Gallery participates in the Canyon Road Paint Out! 727 Canyon Rd, 505-982-9404 thewilliamandjosephgallery.com

Pablo Milan Gallery Pablo Milan, Winter Sunrise, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 60" Located just a few blocks off of the plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art. Come by and see the latest works by New Mexican artist Pablo Milan, renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, abstract artists Jennifer Lindberg and Len, contemporary artist Nancy Hillis, Lakota/Sioux artist Don Brewer Wakpa and sculptors Jess Davila and Kevin Sears. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285, pablomilanart@earthlink.net pablomilangallery.com

Brad Price Chama Cottonwoods, oil, 16 x 20" Colorful southwest landscapes by Brad Price have graced the covers of Santa Fe Circle Magazine and the 2012 Santa Fe Travel Planner. Represented in Santa Fe, Taos, and Madrid, New Mexico. Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, Ouray’s Fine Arts Gallery, Taos Indigo Gallery, Madrid



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Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour Josie Adams, Free To Fly, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48" The Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour celebrates its 9th season with 33 artists participating at 23 studios the first 2 weekends of October. Travel the scenic Turquoise Trail, Hwy 14, and visit local artists in their studios from 10 am to 5 pm. Studio Tour Art Auction & Preview Friday Night, October 3, 7–9 pm at the Engine House Theater in Madrid with live music by the Dandelion Liberation Front. MadridCerrillosStudioTour.com

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Stephen Day, Twilight Showers, oil, 40 x 60" Celebrating 23 years in Taos with Stephen Day. Meet the artist on Saturday, October 4th from 5–7 pm. Wilder Nightingale Fine Art has helped new and seasoned art collectors acquire original art since 1991. The gallery represents more than 35 leading and regional artists. The works are eclectic, from traditional landscapes in oil, pastel, and watercolor to a selection of contemporary and abstract styles. Some of the leading artists represented are Peggy Immel, Stephen Day, and 2006 New Mexico’s Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts recipient Rory Wagner. 119 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, 575-758-3255 wnightingale.com

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POP Gallery M. Goldstein, Sylvester bronze edition: 75 31 x 38 x 50" Celebrating our 7th Anniversary in 2014, POP Gallery features Contemporary and New Brow established and emerging artists from around the world. Our vision is rooted in providing art lovers with a thought provoking alternative. Rising from the underground world of tattooing and graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealist artists, the art showcased feeds of the blend of influences and energies well cemented in today’s culture. In essence, POP Gallery represents a celebration of mediums and ideas, the dynamic union between independence and spirit, the emergence of sub-culture on a contemporary platform. Newly located next to the NM History Museum. 125 Lincoln Ave, Ste 111, 505-820-0788 artinfo@popsantafe.com popsantafe.com

Manfred Rapp, East Palace Avenue, oil, 16 x 20” Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. Showcasing a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year round, the gallery is located one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza in El Centro. Open 10 am–5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am–4 pm Sunday. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727, joewadefineart.com

La Mesa of Santa Fe Gregory Lomayesva, Hopi Maiden, mask, 25 x 33 x 13" Well known for his inspired and colorful, carved wooden masks and figures, Hopi/Spanish artist Gregory Lomayesva has shown his work at La Mesa for over 20 years. Gregory is one of the more than 50 contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums, from glass and clay, to paintings, hand forged steel and furniture, represented in the gallery. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688, lamesaofsantafe.com



treasures Charlotte Santa Fe Fine Jewelry “Pearls are always appropriate.”—Jackie O. 66 E San Francisco St on the Plaza 505-660-8614 charlotteshop.com

John Rippel U.S.A. Exquisite new designs in 22 kt and 18 kt gold with precious gemstones have just arrived. Available in numerous styles, some with sterling, in a range of prices. Come in today to see these colorful collections. We are located at 111 Old Santa Fe Trail, between San Francisco and Water streets, just outside the La Fonda hotel. 111 Old Santa Fe Trl, 505-986-9115, johnrippel.com facebook.com/SterlingSantaFe

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

Mad Potter Container Gardens The Mad Potter customdesigns container plantings at your home or business. We fill your containers with unique, hand-selected plants and seasonal decor. Installing fall designs early September. Reserve your winter plantings for installation before Thanksgiving. 505-690-7288 madpotter.net

The Golden Eye An elegant suite of neutrals in 22kt gold, 18kt gold, and oxidized silver with brown and white diamonds … available only at the Golden Eye, where creativity reigns and the possibilities are endless. Create your own allure from our collection of jewels and let your inner goddess out to play. 115 Don Gaspar Ave 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038 goldeneyesantafe.com

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Sitting on 4.5 wooded acres near Museum Hill, Mari and Peter Kooi’s 9,300-square-foot home could very well be another Eastside museum. It’s surely a testament to the couple’s love of and keen eye for art—and also to their sharp sense of humor. Take, for example, the home’s dining room. Nicknamed the “French Revolution Room,” it includes a beheaded marble statue and, suspended from the ceiling and crafted into a chandelier, a guillotine. Elsewhere in the house, Mari had Santa Fe artist Lawrence Fodor hand-paint her office blood red. (“Fresh or dried?” he asked.) The deepred curtains match the room’s walls and floors, reflecting what Kooi calls “the intensity of women’s work.” The office opens onto the master bed-

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A sitting room features three photographs by El Rito resident David Michael Kennedy, whose acclaimed series On the Road captured scenes he encountered while touring the country for two years in a 1960 Airstream trailer.

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Left: Covered outdoor seating areas look out onto the home’s 4.5 wooded acres.

On page 79: The home’s dining room, aka the “French Revolution Room,” features quartzite floors, a large-scale painting by Taos artist Miguel Martinez, and, suspended from the ceiling and crafted into a chandelier, a guillotine. The room’s hand-carved doors, which came from Spain, stand eight feet tall and date to the 18th century.

room, a striking expanse of hand-troweled Diamond plaster walls (complete with 19th-century stone columns from England) that’s fronted by eight-foot-tall 19th-century Spanish doors, has access to the home’s pool area, and looks out onto a scenic Aspen grove. It’s “the virginal space,” Mari says with a chuckle. Two West African clay phalluses face the white bed, which is flanked by a Fritz Scholder painting called Martyr #5. Off of the bedroom is the spa, or “Asian Room.” A combination of serene tranquility and humor, it features two tubs (a white limestone Victoria + Albert one and an iridescent blue cobalt glass tile one), ancient Burmese and Thai sculptures, and a wall-sized photo of the popular squeaky toy depicting Buddha on a cell phone drinking coffee. Elaborate candleholder accent pieces, which Mari collects, add glamour to bare corners. Mari and Peter left Geneva, Switzerland, in 2001, after Peter retired from the food commodity business. With offices in New York, London, and Geneva, Mari, the founder of an international asset management company and a board member for the Santa Fe Institute, relocated her main office to Santa Fe and soon retired as well—but not until she and Peter had completely reconceived and rebuilt the Santa Fe home they’d purchased in 1995. Using double adobe walls and steel frame windows, a main goal for the Koois when designing their home with collaborators like Tram Construction and architect Addison Doty was to “combine Santa Fe antique with sweeping views and light,” Mari says. The 10- and 12-foot-tall windows opening to the Sangre de Cristo mountains flood the home with brightness and warmth, but the strategic placement of earth-tone floors, tiles, and wood accents allows for the offsetting and absorption of New Mexico’s often harsh light, leaving rich, warm tones throughout and no doubt protecting the couple’s precious art collection as well. Each room in the expansive home provides delightful surprises, as every one offers a different theme

The expansive living room includes double adobe walls, a wood-burning fireplace, a split cedar herringbone ceiling with lead-wrapped wood beams, custom steel windows and doors, Aegean Sea-–honed travertine floors, and access to the home’s center courtyard. On the left, a painting of a white horse by Joe Andoe greets visitors as they enter the home.

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All of the pieces of art in the home have stories, and Mari Kooi is eager to tell them. The kitchen’s standout features include a fireplace, a 10-foot-wide custom steel window, Polare Blue granite countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Viking gas cooktop, and a Dacor oven and warming oven.

and feel. The “Aboriginal Room” at the end of the house, which is also a media center, features work by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, “the most famous female artist in Australia,” Mari says. A bright red couch contrasts with the dark electric blue ceiling hand-painted by Fodor. Down the hall, past the “Elvis Bathroom” (complete with the famous photo of Elvis meeting Richard Nixon), is a large photograph by Nic Nicosia, which overlooks a simple and elegant sitting area. All of the piece of art in the home have stories, and Mari is eager to tell them. There are paintings by Dana Schutz that she bought at a CCA auction; there’s the beautiful reductive painting of a white horse by Joe Andoe that greets everyone who enters the home; and on a wall near the Andoe is Florencio Molina Campos’s cartoon-like representation of an Argentine gaucho. The gaucho theme runs throughout the house: Paintings, horsewhips with sterling silver handles, and silver stirrups all represent Mari and Peter’s love of Argentina and of the gaucho culture in particular. In fact, the house, meant to emulate an Argentine hacienda, is called La Taba, after a gaucho game played with the anklebones of goats. A hacienda with this kind of art collection would be a rare thing, however. On the east end of the home is yet another sitting room, this one facing a pool table and featuring three photographs from El Rito resident David Michael

Kennedy’s On the Road series, which depicts scenes of American life he captured while touring the country from 2004 to 2006 in a 1960 Airstream trailer. Mari specifically asked Kennedy for larger versions of the three sepia-toned images she owns, which she calls Birth, Life, and Death. The Koois divide their time between La Taba, which also includes a guesthouse designed by Suby Bowden + Associates, and a ranch in Pecos. No doubt the latter home offers an equally rich visual and sensual experience. 84


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Left: The spa, or “Asian Room,” includes two tubs, a gas fireplace, and antique beams from a historic home in Taos.


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Gabe Rippel loves metal. Steel, specifically. Steel with acid washes and antique bronze finishes that form earth-toned patinas. “Much like fine wood grains, steel has patterns. And it has more character than other metals,” he says. For the past 10 years, Rippel’s custom tables, gates, awnings, and railings have graced private homes and commercial buildings around New Mexico. Four years ago, with demand for his modern metalwork pieces soaring, he opened his own company, Rippel Metal Fabrication. Rippel’s love affair with metalwork is genetic. His father, John Rippel, is a Santa Fe silversmith who’s well known for his handmade jewelry. Growing up, Gabe learned to make rings under his father’s guidance. “My dad was a big inspiration,” he says. “What we do is similar; my work is just on a larger scale.” Gabe found further inspiration while observing a metal fabricator doing work on a construction site, which led him to apprentice with sculptor Lex Lucius, who’s known for his large installation pieces. Rippel honed his creative process by collaborating with artists and with residential and commercial builders across the region, from Santa Fe to Marfa, Texas. Whatever he designs, his goal is to harmonize the straight angles of a conspicuously modern aesthetic with nonlinear Southwestern elements. That said, there are certain kinds of pieces Rippel prefers working on. “I enjoy furniture,” he says, “because it demands a quality standard that people expect with something they’re face-to-face with every day.” Find Gabe Rippel’s custom furniture at Santa Fe Modern (santafemodern .com) or visit Facebook for the latest Rippel Metal Fabrication projects. 86


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Gabe Rippel welds the railings that surround the Second Street Brewery in the Santa Fe Railyard.

Above, from left: Origami staircase constructed with sandblasted and sealed steel plate; machine-cut steel house numbers; console table built with a tube frame; walnut dining table on solid steel legs with antique bronze patina; steel pergola and handwoven screen.


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Stone Forest founder Michael Zimber (left) and general manager Michael Cahill sit on pebble seats beside a Jurassic fountain in Stone Forest’s Santa Fe display garden.

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A true passion for stone is at the heart of Santa Fe–based Stone Forest’s success, and this year the company, popular for its hand-carved garden fountains and kitchen and bath items, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Founder Michael Zimber was guiding rafting trips and leading climbing adventures when his mother suggested he explore doing something else. “I thought, ‘If I can bottle what I love [about] the outdoors and bring it into people’s homes and gardens, maybe something will happen,” he notes. And he was absolutely right. Following a Japanese aesthetic and, Zimber says, “keeping [things] simple and letting the stone speak louder than the design,” Stone Forest’s designers and craftspeople create award-winning products that are found in 900 showrooms around the world and have earned the company a spot as a leader in its niche industry. Zimber travels to far-flung destinations seeking the perfect material for his products, whether it’s Inner Mongolia for basalt, Turkey for travertine, or Israel for Jerusalem gold limestone. “Our pieces are going to be around for awhile, so we better start with quality stone to make them last,” he says. Stone Forest also makes pieces in hardwoods and various metals, and Zimber is proud that his company conceptualized the first sink made of bamboo. Some new products perfectly demonstrate Stone Forest’s skills for combining and contrasting textures, such as a cast-iron shop-table pedestal sink topped with steel or stone vessels. “We make architectural statements,” Zimber says, “and part of our shtick is to keep coming out with at least six new designs every year.” Stone Forest, 213 S St. Francis, stoneforest.com


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house of glass

daniel nadelbach

Mirroring the beauty and functionality of ancient Anasazi structures, the curvaceous design of this 5,600-square-foot home dubbed Casa de Vidrio (House of Glass) plays with an elaborate series of concentric circles. Located on a ridge near the Santa Fe Opera, the 14-acre estate offers panoramic mountain views through floor-to-ceiling windows as well as from patios and an elevated viewing deck. An active-solar system provides energy for the home’s radiant heating, and a four-column water feature adds humidity. A kiva-style media room with a library and a fireplace provides a tranquil environment for kicking back in front of a retractable state-of-the-art projection screen. Two of the five bedrooms are junior master suites, and the house has six bathrooms in total. A skylight brightens the contemporary kitchen while drawing your focus to a raised cast-glass counter on the central island that looks like flowing water. A 1,600-square-foot guesthouse continues the “Chaco contemporary” aesthetic in its two bedrooms and two baths and provides privacy and space for lounging underneath its portals. List price: $5.9 million Contact: Team R & L, Keller Williams Realty, 505-470-2277, ralph@teamrandl.com, santafeluxuryrealestateonline.com

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The luxury-ranch lifestyle can be experienced firsthand on this gated estate between Las Campanas and the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe golf course. Elizabeth Travis and her then-husband, country singer/songwriter Randy Travis, bought the 220-acre estate from Bruce King, three-term governor of New Mexico, and developed it into a dream home. The property includes horse stables, land for cattle grazing, and a pen for a pet buffalo. The house’s interior was designed in part by Elizabeth and includes details like hand-carved doors and corbels, stitched leather ceilings, and hundreds of decorative crosses. Between the main house and the guest suite, there are nearly 20,000 square feet of rustic luxury, with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a media room, a walk-in vault, and 10 fireplaces. What appears from the outside to be a traditional New Mexico chapel houses a gymnasium and a bowling alley. For further recreation, there’s also a swimming pool and a shooting range. You may just find yourself loving this home “forever and ever, amen!”

List price: $14.7 million Contact: Bob Cardinale, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-577-8418, bob.cardinale@sothebyshomes.com, sothebyshomes.com/santafe

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Jane Fonda’s Forked Lightning Ranch

Rosemary Sparno

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In 2000, Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda bought a roughly 2,300-acre property called Forked Lightning Ranch, which has private Pecos River frontage just 30 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza. In the early 1960s, then-owners Greer Garson, the actress, and her husband Buddy Fogelson, a Texas oil tycoon, built the ranch’s hacienda and barn, which legendary New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem designed using his signature Pueblo Revival style. (Fonda, preserving the barn’s style, has since renovated the building and turned it into a 12-stall stable.) After two-years of meticulous on-site research, Fonda chose the perfect location to build her own 9,585-square-foot Spanish Colonial–style River House. Fonda immersed herself in the design process, which involved incorporating traditional Southwest details like double adobe walls, a pitched tin roof, and vigas made of reclaimed wood. Although the rambling ranch home is less than two decades old, various elements lend a rustic, aged charm, including oxidized-tin sconces and antique carved doors. Inspired by the Santa Fe Public Library’s upstairs gallery space, Fonda’s galleria mirrors the floor plan and displays the actress’s vast collection of books and Navajo rugs. The estate also houses a gym, a 2,125-square-foot guesthouse, and the original log cabin that served as Fonda’s home base during construction. Forked Lightning Ranch abuts the Santa Fe and Pecos National Forests, and it offers many opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, and fly-fishing.

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List price: $19.5 million Contact: Mike Swan, Swan Land Company, 406-522-7342, mike@swanlandco.com, swanlandco.com

Rosemary Sparno, pictured in her Santa Fe studio, holds a hand-painted gourd called Three Ravens and Two Feathers, made with acrylics and trimmed with black shredded silk. Four Running Horses (foreground) is trimmed with horsehair and turquoise disc beads.

gourd artist Rosemary Sparno excitedly greets visitors by saying “I want to show you the garage first.” This is where her stash of hundreds of gourds—from the baby-sized to the outlandishly shaped—are currently drying. Most were homegrown and brought from Santa Barbara, California, when Sparno and her husband moved to Santa Fe in 2007. “They’re not ready until they develop this black mold,” she says. Once they’re fully dry, she cleans them “right down to the bone.” Sparno turns her gourds into bowls, masks, rattles, dippers, storytellers, katsinas, and mixed-media constructions, each one hand-painted with fine acrylic pens, woodburned, etched, and then polished and finished with horsehair, buckskin, and sometimes feathers and pieces of coyote or buffalo bone and deer antler. Each gourd, which Sparno first draws on with a pencil in a freehand style, suggests its destiny to her: Wider gourds might have horses or buffalos running around them, while taller ones might feature flying ravens. When asked about her use of ceremonial Native American symbols, she says that she changes the content within the overall symbols to something made-up from her imagination. Originally from Westchester County in New York State, Sparno, who’s been an artist for more than 40 years, says she first developed her self-taught skills in scrimshaw—“whale tooth carving, [which is] now illegal”—by visiting maritime museums in New York, and Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) after taking a summer art class. An educator for many years who holds a master’s degree in special education, Sparno is in great demand for gourd workshops for children and seniors. She aspires to continue to get better and better at her craft. and is “constantly experimenting with new materials,” she says, “so that [I] don’t get stagnant.” To learn more about Rosemary Sparno’s work, visit her website at santafegourdart.com or view her pieces in person at the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Fall Show (October 24 & 25, eldoradoarts.org ). october/november 2014

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by Donna Sc h i l l i nge r

“Home automation systems are designed so that homeowners can enjoy their home fully while also knowing that their home is secure,” says Bill O’Connor, director of Constellation Home Electronics.

In the shorter days of fall and winter, wouldn’t it be nice to come home to lowered shades and your lights already turned on? Enter home automation—the preprogramming of home systems (security, lighting, audio, etc.) to start, stop, or adjust based on specific conditions like the time of day, the amount of natural light outside, the weather, or various arbitrary settings. Here, Bill O’Connor, director of Constellation Home Electronics in Santa Fe, gives us the lowdown on how home automation works and fills us in on the latest technology we can use in our own homes. Can you describe some of the possibilities of home automation via a recent project you’ve worked on? Constellation technicians, designers, and programmers are in the process of completing a system that uses most of the technologies we have available. From the [home’s] gate, a visitor can call into the house. The homeowners and visitor can see and speak to each other via a touch screen. The homeowners can open driving and walking gates around the property from inside. Motion detectors outside turn on floodlights that automatically arm at dark. If 90


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our clients are having a party, they can turn off this feature, which will be automatically re-armed the next day. The home has camera coverage that blankets the outside and works in the dark with infrared technology. Inside the home, the owners access all their music, including Internet music sources like Pandora, in any room. Video is centrally located so the TVs don’t need extra furniture to hide ugly little black boxes. One TV can be seen from two rooms with the use of a motorized lift that swivels, and thermostat control and lighting scenes can be activated from multiple locations. The system is designed so that the homeowners can enjoy their home fully while also knowing that their home is secure. What are the fastest-growing areas of home automation? Homeowners want to control both the natural and artificial light in their home. The popularity of LED lighting has generated curiosity about other aspects of lighting systems. A control system can allow the homeowner to highlight artwork or certain features of the house (which is particularly important in Santa

Fe) while saving money and energy with preset levels. Automated lighting plus security means you never have to walk into a dark house again. Lights go full strength if the alarm goes off or you hear a bump in the night. Motorized shading systems open shades to harvest the daylight and close them when the temperature outside is too high. Every summer we see a bump in shade sales here in Santa Fe, especially now that the systems are virtually silent and the fabrics have become more “designerfriendly.” Newer, battery-powered systems even eliminate the need to run power or unsightly control wires to where the shades are located. What’s one of the most recent developments in home automation that you’ve seen? Control [of a system] by Android and i-devices, both from the home and away from the home. At Constellation, we always recommend a backup, however, [since apps can quit]. Do you educate homeowners on how to troubleshoot the system? We’re very careful to design our systems so that if there’s a break in the power, the critical systems will continue to run. The processors won’t shut down, or if the power is out for an extended period, they shut down safely. Once power is restored, the system will restart as if nothing has happened. Typically, the lighting control system is on a different processor than the rest of the system, but if, say, the controllable amplifier goes out, only the music will be affected. Much of it comes down to how well the system was designed in the first place, which is why we spend a lot of time with the homeowners determining what’s important to them. What’s the first step in automating a home? Visiting Constellation’s showroom is a great place to start. Our design consultants can demonstrate many of these technologies while helping you determine if and how any particular technology can enhance your lifestyle by improving home security, control, and efficiency. Constellation Home Electronics, 215 N Guadalupe, constellationsantafe.com

by C hr i stophe r Lowel l Our first post-economic-meltdown summer has ended. The economy hasn’t necessarily gotten better, but we have. Forced to reprioritize, refocus, and, most of all, redefine collaboration, we’ve weathered the storm. With renewed commitment, and the tools of technology, innovation is once again back in the air. Smart Santa Feans are incubating new concepts that will not only serve the town but will reach out more globally, beyond the village in a way that no amount of street fairs, burning puppets, or art galleries alone ever could. We owe much of this re-think shift to the internet, which is no longer simply an afterthought for local merchants, who are now exploring the brave new world of ecommerce and the opportunity to reinvent and reimage for the first time. How will the new online reboot physically live up to the expectations of a younger, more savvy traveler (which Santa Fe needs) once they get here? If our already evolving public spaces are any indication, they’ll be pleased. While several restaurants became causalities of economic war, newer on-trend ones have debuted. Former Taos restaurant Joseph’s Table has been completely reinvented here as a hip culinary pub. Its interior features an eclectic blend of iconic gothic mixed with smart SoHo craft that’s catering to a new kind of foodie. The upscale chophouse-style eatery Georgia is pursuing a clientele that’s forgone the jeans and now wants to both see and be seen. Its alfresco dining puts patrons front and center, street side, in the vein of the famous L.A. restaurant The Ivy. Chic boutiques like Reside Home are attracting a new urban shopper by fusing old Santa Fe style with a fresher, more universal attitude that’s now appropriate for more than just part-time vacation homes. More importantly, because of the internet, Santa Fe is being considered by a new crop of design-based internet companies looking for easy-to-navigate communities where they can set up shop and blur the lines between life and livelihood. As with any historic, technology-driven jump in personal reach and cultural drift (such as was seen with the invention of the stagecoach, railroad, automobile, and, more recently, the internet and GPS), newcomers are venturing beyond our city square and into the dark . . . or the light (depending on your perspective). In other words, as the smartphone signals get stronger, so could (potentially) the community. With more signal bars available, the quality-of-life-anddesign bar in Santa Fe may now be set much higher, too.

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If the third time’s a charm, then chef Joel Coleman should enjoy abounding success at his gastropub Fire & Hops, which he opened in the Guadalupe district midsummer. Coleman’s other forays into the Santa Fe dining scene include stints as executive chef at Mu Du Noodles, Koi, and Mauka, the latter of which he also owned. In Fire & Hops’ cozy rooms (the building used to be a residence) and at its sprawling bar, which offers alfresco dining in the summer, creative pub fare gets a gourmet gussying up with dishes like beer-braised pork belly with rice cakes and sweet-and-sour smear (pictured); fish and chips turned fritters with salt-and-vinegar aioli; and Chiang Mai sausages with spaetzle and a red curry kick. The small plate/big plate menu encourages sharing while sipping eclectic brews from the draft, bottle, hard cider, and wine lists. Coleman has always cooked outside the box, but after taking a hiatus following his last local venture, he’s returned to town with a fresh and inspired attitude that reveals itself all over his menu. Though still in his 30s, the young chef has relaxed somewhat and is having fun cooking again. Any culinarian who puts poutine on his menu and gives it a New Mexico green chile bite is playing to his foodie fans, and we’re loving him for it. Cheers!—John Vollertsen Fire & Hops, 222 N Guadalupe, fireandhopsgastropub.com

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The Chef’s Famous Crab Cakes at Galisteo Bistro include fresh lump crab with mixed organic field greens, scallop mousse, noisette, and lemon aioli.

a bistro with a buzz a new era begins at the popular Galisteo Bistro

The buzz of a restaurant is very important, and by that I mean that the excitement and anticipation felt by customers, as well as the chatter they engage in while dining, is tantamount to a place’s success. (Who likes eating in a quiet, empty dining room?) Architects refer to this environment as being “atmospherically alive,” and they strive to create dining rooms that acoustically capture that dynamism. When the perfect balance is there, and the food and service are good, a business goes “pop.” At Galisteo Bistro (galisteobistro .com), all of these elements come together, which has made it a popular downtown dining destination for everything from casual noshing to full-on fancy dinners. New owner Brant Keller and his chef and managing partner Tomas Allan Keller (who also happens to be his grandson) have kept the spot’s handsome decor as well as its seasoned servers who really know their stuff. The dramatic, exposed stacked-stone walls and open kitchen are reminiscent of a downtown café


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Twenty-three-year-old chef Tomas Allen Keller, a Cordon Bleu grad, cooks with a very sophisticated palate.


in New York City, and the liveliness of the cooks whirling around the kitchen adds to the theater of it all. There’s real bistro buzz going on here. The night I dined at the restaurant (in midsummer, during a torrential downpour), the place was packed with a nice mix of local foodies whom I recognized, tourists seeking a bite to eat while taking refuge from the storm (literally), and international visitors, including a diplomat from Mexico City. My companions and I decided to let Chef Keller and an excellent waiter named Louis take charge of our ordering for the evening. Crisply chilled glasses of sparkling Cavit prosecco got us in the mood for the feast that followed. We started with a parade of goodies that included tender sautéed shrimp with garlic-butter drizzle; plump crabstudded crab cakes with a light and citrusy lemon aioli; and —my favorite—a rich and buttery Gorgonzola torte with a walnut crust—all of which quickly convinced us that Keller, Galisteo Bistro’s cheese flight includes French goat brie, Roquefort, Boursin, Emmentaler, and Manchego El Trigal cheeses with champignon, homemade tapenade, and dried figs.

Owner Brant Keller (left) and chef Tomas Allan Keller of Galisteo Bistro

a Cordon Bleu grad, cooks with a very sophisticated palate, something that’s even more impressive given that he’s only 23 years old. Main courses continued to delight us, as did the service, with Louis showing off his fish-filleting skills (a lost art) at the table, deftly boning a simple whole grilled snapper that’s served alongside smoky grilled asparagus. Louis also remembered my love of sauvignon blanc and brought me my favorite (St. Supéry) without a prompt, while my friends enjoyed beer from the eclectic list. A rustic wild boar ragù ravioli was lightly napped in a luscious sauce, and Keller noted that he rolls all his pasta dough by hand. To me the sign of a successful menu is one that makes you curious to sample everything, once you have faith in the chef ’s skill. Keller’s menu did just that. Other dishes I want to return for include the slow-braised lamb shank in a maple BBQ sauce (YUM!), homemade squash gnocchi primavera, organic eggplant parmesan, and pan-seared skate—a delicate fish that I wish would appear on more local menus. If you have room for dessert (we didn’t but ordered anyway), don’t miss the creamy house-made triple berry semifreddo and insanely decadent mud puddle with its layers of coffee ice cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, mocha chocolate mousse, and whipped cream. After that, we didn’t mind jumping over real puddles on the way back to the car.—JV october/november 2014

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hav e y our own fi rsthand experi ence w i t h N ew M ex ico’s secret cul i nary weapo n It’s been well documented in the media, including on food TV: The Land of Enchantment enchants with its chile. Having being savored and coveted by countless fans for years, the nationwide love affair with the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) continues to grow. (Can world domination be far behind?) Given the early and bumper crops of green chile this past season, aficionados have no doubt filled their freezers with bags of the fiery stuff and are prepared to satisfy their cravings throughout the winter. As fall approaches, we find that the ruby red version pops up everywhere. (Red chile is simply the ripened version of the green.) Santa Fe chefs love to cook with chile—a requisite ingredient that locals demand and curious tourists come in search of, wondering what all the fuss is about. The five restaurants below are just a few that put their chiles where their mouths are, with must-try dishes made even

The chile relleno at Joseph’s of Santa Fe features a New Mexico green chile stuffed with melting asadero and Cotija cheeses and a fluffy egg that’s been battered and fried. The dish is sided with a traditional red chile sauce and an herbaceous green rice spiced with jalapeños.



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At Coyote Cafe, chef Eric DiStefano uses orecchiette shells in his Hatch green chile mac-and-cheese, as they perfectly capture the creamy coming together of asadero, cheddar, and mozzarella cheeses.

yummier with a capsaicin kick. Dining at Joseph’s of Santa Fe (josephsofsantafe.com) is always an adventure, simply because chef Joseph Wrede doesn’t look at food the way other chefs do. If he confits duck, it’s not just the leg that’s braised in its own fat, it’s half a duck that gets the fork-tender, impossibly moist treatment. His bar menu includes his famous duck-fat fries and a plump chile relleno that demonstrates his love of our indigenous cuisine. For the latter, Wrede stuffs a New Mexico green chile with melting asadero and Cotija cheeses and a fluffy egg that’s been battered and fried and sides it with a traditional red chile sauce and an herbaceous green rice spiced with jalapeños. The palate-play here and all over the menu is what keeps Joseph’s on the map. If more is more, as is often the case in the battle to be the best burger in Santa Fe, the burger at Bang Bite (bangbitesf.com) topped with pork belly, fried egg, green chile, asadero cheese, and fiery chipotle aioli takes first prize. Two hands are required to hold this jawbreaker, and with so much going on you might be afraid that the chile zest would be lost. Not so! The kick is prominent, and if you really want to gild the lily, add a side of chipotle bacon maple jam—a fabulous coming together of hot, sweet, and salty that’s worth every calorie. (Swimsuit season is over. Enjoy!) All year long, Coyote Cafe (coyotecafe.com) is filled with world travelers (locals love it, too) who come to dine at the restaurant that gave birth to the idea that chiles can be right at home on high-end menus. Although chef Mark Miller is long gone, chiles still pop up on the menu of chef Eric DiStefano, who continues the quest to create a new Southwestern cuisine and, in my opinion, has the best palate in town. A fat scallop topped with seared foie gras and scattered with razor-thin


Santa Fe chefs love to cook with chile— a requisite ingredient that locals demand and tourists come in search of, wondering what all the fuss is about.


sliced black truffles is the sexiest dish I’ve had in 2014, but the Hatch green chile mac-and-cheese ran a close second in deliciousness. DiStefano gussies up the popular carb crasher by replacing the requisite elbow pasta with orecchiette shells, which are perfectly designed to capture the creamy coming together of asadero, cheddar, and mozzarella cheeses. Bring your out-of-town guests to Coyote Cafe and impress the hell out of them. I love it when chefs who aren’t really in the business of promoting our native cuisine add a touch to their cooking just for fun (and maybe because they secretly eat chile at home and actually adore it!). On chef Charles Dale’s delightfully classic French menu at Bouche Bistro (bouchebistro.com), black mussels in white wine get a hefty dash of red chile flakes from the chile pequin family. It’s proof positive that our heralded crop is gaining recognition in even the oldest and most traditional cookery. Can green chile cassoulet be far behind? The Loyal Hound (loyalhoundpub.com), which opened midsummer to early acclaim, keeps its concept pretty simple: Take classic pub food and give it a gourmet spin. It’s a fun menu to snack and share from, and nothing pairs better with a frosty brew than fish-and-chips, spicy fried chicken and biscuits, or the retro fried bologna sandwich. Start off with the deviled eggs, which get their kick from a good dollop of Dijon mustard in the filling and fiery discs of fancy pickled jalapeños teetering on top. Your tongue will be barking!—JV

The popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which allow diners to post not only pictures of the food they’re enjoying (or not) but also reviews of the meals they’re eating, has been both a boon and a bane for the hospitality industry. At the Santa Fean, we like to focus on local restaurants and meals that we actually enjoy. That’s not to say I don’t occasionally come across a less than stellar meal, but I always handle it one of two ways: I either hold off on covering the given experience until a later time, hoping that the eatery will work out its kinks, or I contact the chef or manager directly and voice my concerns. I’m happy to report that the feedback is always appreciated. Planning a vacation in Santa Fe can be daunting when you’re trying to narrow down where you’re going to dine. (So many restaurants, so little time!) Even locals are challenged when deciding between their longtime favorite places and the latest hot spots. That’s why I call our town the City Deliciously Different. I invite you to peruse past issues of the Santa Fean (available at santafean.com) for a lengthy list of stories on our eclectic restaurant scene. Our online calendar will also keep you abreast of special foodie events or pop-up dinners you won’t want to miss. (After 40 years in the hospitality industry, I hope to be considered an informed blogger of sorts.) With fall in the air, chile ristras starting to appear, and the holiday season just around the corner, I invite you to take a big bite out of our thriving edible economy. Along with our dynamic arts and culture scene, in my opinion, it’s what we do best. ¡Buen provecho!—JV

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1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 hotelsantafe.com/amaya-restaurant Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps the focus on fine food and conversation, and the restaurant opens onto our patio for seasonal outdoor dining with amazing mountain views.

Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

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113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com New Mexico’s most lauded restaurant and bar celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe, the Forbes four-star hotel, restaurant, and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Fusing Southwestern and Argentinean flavors to create a unique dining experience. Live entertainment Saturday evenings with Jesus Bas. Private dining also available.

Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com

Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquite-smoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to Tex-Mex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Open seven days a week: 11 am – midnight during the week and 11 am on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-2233, docmartinsrestaurant.com Doc Martin’s Restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Chef Gregory Romo designs cuisine and sources ingredients that respect region and season. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” Award of Excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features free live music nightly. Lunch 11 am –3 pm ; dinner 5–9 pm ; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am –2:30 pm .

The Compound Restaurant

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Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm ; bar opens 5 pm . Reservations are recommended.

A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

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Gabriel’s Restaurant 4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 gabrielsofsantafe.com

Located five minutes north of the Opera on US 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels “one of America’s top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories.” Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with spectacular mountain views. Inside, thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made at your table, renowned margaritas, handmade corn tortillas and seasonal dinner specials. Reservations recommended. Open daily 11:3–9.30 pm.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo, 505-982-3700 galisteobistro.com

Casual fine dining just a block off the Plaza Galisteo Bistro specializes in seafood, all natural meat and game, plus locally sourced organic produce, all dishes prepared daily by hand. A truly unique dining experience awaits you in downtown Santa Fe. Dinner Tuesday through Sunday 5 pm until 9:30 pm. Reservations recommended.

La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com

La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday– Saturday 11 am –6 pm , Sunday noon–5 pm .

Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen 95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 ilpiattosantafe.com

Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and housemade pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Three-course late-night dining, $25.14, 9–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm and 9–10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. Wednesdays 50% off select bottles of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

Luminaria Restaurant at the Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531, 505-984-7915 innatloretto.com

Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike by offering casual dining by romantic

candlelight in the dining room or alfresco on the tree house feel of the patio. Try the culinary creations of new, award winning, Executive Chef Marc Quinones. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best in 2014. Open for breakfast, lunch dinner and Sunday brunch. Early evening prix-fixe dinner from 5-6:30 PM offering three courses for $30.

Midtown Bistro

901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121, midtownbistrosf.com Midtown Bistro, located in the “heart” of Santa Fe, and only a short jaunt from the Plaza, features local cuisine with an international flair. Open daily. Guests enjoy dining indoors or on our patio among native flora, which creates a magnificent ambience while dining on an array of fresh meats, seafood, pastas, and much more. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11 am–2:30 pm; dinner Monday–Saturday 5–9 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–3 pm.

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Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com

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

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Omira Bar & Grill

1005 S St Francis, 505-780-5483 omiragrill.com Omira Brazilian steak house is one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe—just ask the critics and our regular customers. We combine culinary delights with style and personal flair to create a unique experience every time you visit us. Omira offers a distinct selection of appetizers, soups, and entrées to satisfy every taste, including a fresh unlimited salad bar and up to eight different cuts of meat from our Churasco Brazilian style grill. Open Tuesday– Sunday, closed on Monday. Lunch 11 am –2:30 pm ; dinner 5–9 pm .

Plaza Cafe Southside 3466 Zafarano, 505-424-0755 plazacafesouth.com Enjoy more than 100 years of tradition. Plaza Cafe Southside, the sister restaurant to the famous Plaza Cafe downtown, delights both tourists and locals with delicious, regional diner cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, friendly, but upscale atmosphere. Huevos rancheros, margaritas, breakfast all day; yummy fresh house-baked goods and the chef’s imaginative specials. Plaza Cafe Southside has something for everyone. If you don’t know the Plaza Cafe Southside, you don’t know Santa Fe! Monday– Thursday 7 am–10 pm; Saturday 8 am–10 pm, Sunday 8 am–9 pm.

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

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Bang Bite

502 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-469-2345 bangbitesf.com At Bang Bite, you’ll find a cool selection of goodies that taste better than they do anywhere else [at least we are trying]. We’re not bragging! OK, maybe a little bit … but isn’t taste the whole reason you’re into great food and not eating some down crap from a Super Bowl commercial? We’d love to share our passion with you, so please roll in for a Bite of goodness & simple pleasures.

The Ranch House


Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and Cristo’s Road, near Kohl’s. Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.

Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people-watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walkthrough, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays.

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com

Rancho de Chimayó

300 Santa Fe County Road 98 on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com

Celebrating 50 years in 2015 as a treasured part of New Mexico’s history and heritage. A timeless tradition. Serving world-renowned traditional and contemporary native New Mexican cuisine in an exceptional setting since 1965. Enjoy outdoor dining or soak up the culture and ambience indoors at this century-old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó specialty: carne adovada—marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–8:30 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast on weekends. Get your 50th Anniversary Cookbook online today!

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414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 riochamasteakhouse.com Located just south of the Plaza next to the state capitol building, Rio Chama has been a favorite for locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Chef Tony Blankenship focuses on contemporary American cuisine with Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 800 labels and several wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. Rio Chama offers a mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to more than 100 guests, and offer several accommodations. Open daily 11 am–close.

231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com

Zia Diner

326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008 ziadiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers, and an amazing Happy Hour. . .. See ya at the Zia!

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October 1 The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China. The company performs unique acrobatic acts like “Global Motorcycling," “Kicking Bowls to Heads on High Unicycles,” “Chinese Poles in Shaolin Style,” “Diving through Moving Hoops,” and more. $20–$45, 7 pm, The Lensic, 505-9881234, ticketssantafe.org. October 3–5 & 11–12 Show House Santa Fe. More than a dozen top interior designers join forces to decorate multiple rooms in a restored 1920s-era luxury home currently on the market, with proceeds benefitting Dollars4Schools and The Lensic’s Youth in Performing Arts Education Programs. Grand Preview Gala October 3, 6–9 pm, $125; Show House Home Tour October 4 & 11, 11 am–6 pm, October 5 & 12, 11 am–4 pm, $25; showhousesantafe.com. October 3–30 Santa Fe Arts Festival. Art, design, film, and music events—including paint outs, studio tours, concerts, lec-

tures, and more—are held around town. santafeartsfestival.com. October 4–5 Harvest Festival. Villagers share the joy of bringing in the harvest by crushing wine grapes by foot, stringing chile ristras, baking bread, and more. $8 ($6 seniors and teens, kids free), 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, golondrinas.org. October 6–9 The Quiet Landscape of Autumn Photography Workshop. Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian leads budding photographers around Santa Fe to explore the beauty of autumn while giving instruction on technical and aesthetic issues. There is also a classroom component. $450, 505-983-2934, eloquentlight.com. October 7 Piñon Awards Ceremony and Dinner. This annual awards celebration honors the courage, inspiration, reliability, and vision of nonprofits and philanthropists who do critical work throughout the Santa Fe region. $35 (reservations required),

Casa La Luna will receive the star treatment when top interior designers overhaul 20 of its rooms for Show House Santa Fe (October 3–5 & 11–12).

Experience The Lensic!

Lensic Presents Fall Season Highlights For a full schedule, visit Lensic.org

National Acrobats of China

October 1, 7 pm China’s famous acrobats dazzle in an amazing production for all ages.

Royal Ballet of Cambodia

October 28, 7 pm Exquisite dance, live music, and colorful costumes in classical Khmer style.


November 7 & 8, 7:30 pm Cutting-edge dance by the nationally renowned Los Angeles company.

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir November 11, 7 pm Direct from Dakar! Inspiring West African singers and musicians bring us the culture of their homeland.


The Met: Live in HD Macbeth

October 11, 11 am (no encore)

Le Nozze di Figaro October 18, 11 am encore October 21, 6 pm


November 1, 11 am, encore 6 pm

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

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5:30–8 pm, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, 505-988-9715, santafecf.org/pinonawards. October 11–13 Abiquiú Studio Tour. See profile on page 29. October 13–17 Wisdom Sharing—A Deepening Retreat. A workshop with Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, and Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung exploring ways to support the growth and development of the feminine voice and balanced leadership. Set amid the landscape of Ghost Ranch, the former home and inspiration of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Participants should come with hiking boots and walking shoes. Day passes or camping options available. Preceded by a talk with Steinem, Walker, and Kyung at The Lensic on October 11. $455–$680 (all-inclusive packages include tuition, lodging, and meals for four nights) or $125 (day pass). Shuttles to and from Santa Fe on October 12 & 13, $25 per person; return shuttle to Santa Fe at 10 am on October 17, $25 per person; registrar@ghostranch.org, ghostranch.org. October 15–19 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. See profile on page 31. October 17 Temporal Light: Music of Reinecke, Britten, and Dohnányi. Bold, dramatic chamber music with the breadth, scope, and color of symphonic works. Performed by Serenata of Santa Fe. $15–$30, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant, ticketssantafe.org. October 18 Seventh Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out. See profile on page 28. October 18–19 Galisteo Studio Tour. See profile on page 29. October 28 The Royal Ballet of Cambodia. Cambodian classical dance is a passionate art form in which controlled movement is used to communicate drama and intensity. Each of the slow, carefully composed gestures 102


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is precisely marked by orchestral accompaniment. $20–$40, 7 pm, The Lensic, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. October 29 Ziggy Marley. Grammy winner and eldest son of the legendary Bob Marley brings his socially conscious reggae music to an all-ages show. $33, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, ticketssantafe.org. October 30–November 16 Quilters. A musical about American pioneer women by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Directed by Catherine Donavon. $10–$30, various times, Santa Fe Playhouse, santafeplayhouse.org.

November November 7 Patty Griffin. Promoting her seventh album, written to honor her father, Patty Griffin performs powerful American folk, rock, and spiritual music. $48, 7:30 pm, James A. Little Theater, ticketssantafe.org. November 11 Senegal Gospel Choir. This choir interprets gospel songs and spirituals, traditional African songs, and Magnificent Masses in Africa’s four national languages accompanied by drums, guitar, and kora. $15–35, 7 pm, The Lensic, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. November 16 Judy Collins. The singer/songwriter sings works culled from the dozens of albums she’s recorded over the course of her five-decade career. $42–$62, 7 pm, The Lensic, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. November 21 Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza. The mayor and Santa Claus will be on hand when the famous Plaza Christmas lights get flipped on for the sea-

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Santa Fe Plaza, santafe.org.

November 28–30 11th Annual Circus Luminous. This Thanksgiving-weekend familyfriendly tradition features local acrobats, clowns, and aerialists. $10–$30, various times, The Lensic, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.


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If you were rich like, say, Ted Turner is rich, what would you buy? In 1996, the billionaire media mogul purchased a 584,000-acre chunk of New Mexico (and a bit of Colorado) called Vermejo Park Ranch that’s filled with natural wildlife habitats and copious opportunities for outdoor recreation. The ranch has been a hunting and fishing resort for more than 50 years, and recently it turned its focus to promoting ecotourism. Popular activities such as horseback riding, photography tours, and orienteering courses fall under the resort’s mission to balance ecological responsibility with economic sustainability. Several conservation projects are currently in place, from riparian restoration to the reintroduction of endangered native species like black-footed ferrets and Rio Grande cutthroat trout. The area’s mountains and valleys are home to turkeys, pronghorn, mule deer, elk, black bears, and bison, and marksmen and archers are permitted to hunt all of these not-endangered species. Join a guided tour to see historic pit houses, Native American encampment sites, a mining ghost town, and coal processing kilns on the still-working ranch. After the elk rut photo tour at the end of September, the fun continues into the winter with ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cooking classes. For details and additional information, visit vermejoparkranch.com.—Cristina Olds 104


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Santa Fean Oct Nov 2014 Digital Edition  

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