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44 Mountain Duet
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October / November 2015
A ridgetop home with two unbeatable mountain views
56 Coming Home
departments 28 Publisherâ€™s Note
32 City Different Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, ShowHouse Santa Fe, and more
A lifetime of treasures and stories under one roof
36 Q&A Woods Design Builders on green design, dream homes, and remodels
65 Art Magical realism, American modernism in two major museums, and art previews
38 Santa Favorites Home lighting, from rustic to modern
81 Living Architect Laban Wingert, master woodcarver Ivan Dimitrov, and the Manderfield condos
103 Day Trip Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
Glass pendant lights from Allbright & Lockwood bring a warm glow to chilly fall evenings
102 Events October and November happenings
93 Dining Cava Santa Fe, Estevan, Violet Crown Cinema
Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out: October 17
Welcome to magazine’s sixth annual
Santa Fe Arts Festival 26 Days of Arts Events! +
October 2–October 27, 2015
Art, Design, Film & Music
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October 2–4 & 10–11 ShowHouse Santa Fe Third annual collaborative interior design event inspired by the theme “Lux New Mex.” Proceeds benefit Dollars4Schools.
October 17 Eighth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out More than 200 artists will participate in this not-to-be missed outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. Although the event is called “Paint Out & Sculpt Out,” you’ll see artists working in a variety of media.
October 10 Santa Fe Pro Musica New Orford String Quartet performs several works, including Hétu’s Scherzo and Wolf ’s Italian Serenade.
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October 10–12 The 22nd Annual Abiquiú Studio Tour Experience the unique artistry of the region and explore the local color at this annual event, featuring more than 70 artists. 10 am–5 pm | AbiquiuStudioTour.org
October 14–18 The 2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival SFIFF presents five days of independent film screenings, community events, and educational workshops. Venues include The Lensic Performing Arts Center, CCA, The Screen, and Jean Cocteau Cinema. SantaFeIndependentFilmFestival.com
Art Matters | Santa Fe The Santa Fe Gallery Association sponsors this third annual event featuring lectures and workshops about art collecting and connoisseurship at participating galleries and museums. ArtMattersSantaFe.org
Santa Fe Symphony The Santa Fe Symphony presents Mozart & Schubert, a gorgeous program including Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 (The Great). 4 pm | SantaFeSymphony.org
October 9–10, 11, 27
The 28th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour The public is invited to tour private studios and meet artists who call this classic New Mexico village home.
Performance Santa Fe Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Family Concert: Three Little Pigs; and Mark Morris Dance Group.
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Sh owHou se 2015: L u x N e w M ex • A r t M at t e r s • L ig ht ing Tr e nd s
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ON THE COVER Mountain Duet: This award-winning North Santa Fe home is filled with art and captures mountain views from every angle. Read more on page 44. Photograph by Chris Corrie.
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The inviting cover image for this issue of Santa Fean captures the spirit of what a home should be, beyond simple shelter: a welcoming place that reflects exactly what is unique about us and our interests. In this case, the homeowner’s clear passions for art and music are beautifully expressed. Art and light are inseparable. For a sense of drama, lighting can be cleverly directed—not just to lead the eye, but to make its own creative statement. There’s a fascinating story in this issue that will spark your imagination with lots of illuminating options. Regular Santa Fean readers know that we feature art extensively in every issue. This time, we follow the artwork to its placement in the home, with an inside look at how the homeowners, often with the aid of an interior designer’s skilled eye, place pieces strategically for enjoyment and purpose. This integration of living space with artwork, collectibles, and lighting is where a magical atmosphere, specific to our identities and priorities, takes shape. Art enhances the mood of a space; many of us, for example, might prefer a tranquil work in the bedroom or study. A skilled interior designer can help edit and beautifully coordinate our treasures and our interests to display them in ways we might never have dreamed. In the end, this tasteful and attractive arrangement reflects who we are. As a creative, visually oriented person myself, I was reluctant to involve an interior designer in the integration of my art with my home. I feared that the designer’s intentions would somehow overshadow my wants. Instead, as I have come to realize, a professional designer enhances my desires and takes them to a more elegant level. In the end, my living spaces and my art, thanks to the designer, complement one another to make an even more beautiful space. Like the owner of the piano on the cover, I too sit at my piano soaking in the beauty of the room while I immerse myself in my own creative activity. Whatever your passions may be, your home should allow you to be proud of an environment that is reflective of you.
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|O V E R H E A R D | Q: If you could change one thing about your home, what would it be? “There are a million things I would love to do to my house (one of the drawbacks of being the editor of home magazines!), but first I would open up the floor plan (which is from the ‘70s), raise the roof a couple of feet, and install huge picture windows and sliding doors for viewing of our incredible Eldorado sunsets.”—Amy Gross, Su Casa and Haciendas magazines
“If I could change one thing about my home, I would like to have a return to more dirt roads and hole-in-thewall places to hang out.” —Ivan Barnett, Patina Gallery
“The one thing I would change about my home is I wish I had more wall space for more artworks. I try not to crowd my art but continue to collect wonderful pieces, and they all need proper display. I have recently started filling my outdoor spaces with sculpture, which has been very fulfilling.” —Deborah Fritz, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art/GF Contemporary
“I have incredible views of the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe sunsets with 2.5 acres of privacy in an adobe-constructed Pueblo-style home. What is there to change?” —Randy Randall, Executive Director, Tourism Santa Fe
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Eighth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out Artists from just seven Canyon Road galleries event were part of the first Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out in 2008. This year’s extravaganza—one of the nation’s largest annual artist demonstrations—features at least 60 galleries, and includes live demonstrations by more than 200 painters, sculptors, jewelers, glass blowers, fiber artists, weavers, carvers, and potters. “Last year we added sculptors to the roster of painters,” explains Bonnie French, president of the Canyon Road Merchants Association, which sponsors the event. “This year there are artists working in everything from metal and fiber to clay and glass. We also have invited Santa Fe artists without Canyon Road representation to paint with us. Canyon Road gallery artists will work outside near their galleries, and other Santa Fe artists can set up and work wherever they want along Canyon Road.” The fun begins on the evening of Friday, October 16, when boutiques, shops, restaurants, and galleries located along Canyon Road stay open late. The galleries will host exhibitions, interactive art experiences, and receptions where the public can meet and mingle with the artists. On Saturday morning, artists will hit the street, claiming their favorite spots and setting up with easels, tables, clay, blowtorches, and models. Entertainment begins at noon when a marching band parades down Canyon Road, and in the early afternoon student musicians from local schools will perform at a variety of locations. Expect to see belly dancers, riders on horseback, activities for kids, and live music throughout the stretch of this historic road. Hungry? There are plenty of culinary treats to enjoy at galleries and restaurants along the way.—Emily Van Cleve Eighth Annual Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out, October 16, from 5 PM and October 17, from 10 AM, free, Canyon Road, visitcanyonroad.com 32
event Becoming an art collector begins when that special piece—a dazzling Acoma pot, a subtle Molly Pesata Jicarilla Apache basket, maybe a dusky, deep Fritz Scholder painting— speaks to you in a voice you simply can’t ignore. The Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale is an annual opportunity to find highquality Native American art and jewelry, with all proceeds benefiting the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Beginning and seasoned collectors will find art, jewelry, textiles, pottery, paintings, basketry, and sculpture from some of the Southwest’s most important private collections. Celebrated collector and long-term MIAC supporter Jane Buchsbaum suggests four ways to approach the sale and make your personal collection meaningful: Buy what you love; buy from the artist; educate yourself about the history surrounding each piece; and enrich your life by learning about other cultures.—Barbara Tyner
Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale, October 10–11, 10 AM–5 PM, free, early admission October 10, 9–10 AM, $10, Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum Hill, nativetreasures.org Top: Natasha Peshlakai (Diné), ebony, coral, and gold bead ring; left: Marylou Kokaly (Zuni), clay storyteller figure with vegetal paints with the unique addition of a bird on the woman’s shoulder; below: a Yei rug.
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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
f il m “Gena Rowlands embodies the independent spirit. She was making independent movies before there was even such a thing as independent movies,” Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Director Liesette Paisner says. Rowlands, most recently known for her roles in The Notebook and Broken English, is the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. The festival will present her with the award at a ceremony on October 17, followed by a screening of A Woman Under the Influence, the 1974 film that earned Rowlands an Oscar for her uncompromising portrait of the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife. Rowlands is a four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner and was twice nominated for an Academy Award. The evening is the center point of the five-day festival that features numerous screenings, panels, and master classes. There will be plenty of chances for star sightings as well; Rowlands, for one, will also attend screenings of Gloria and Lonely Are the Brave, the latter of which was filmed in the Land of Enchantment. For the first time in its sevenyear history, the festival is featuring “New Mexico True Film Day,” a full day devoted to screening films Jane Anderson and George R.R. Martin at the 2014 Santa that were shot Fe Independent Film Festival’s screening of Olive Kitteridge. in New Mexico and that “expose the raw beauty of the state,” Paisner says. Some of the highlights of the day include Harry and Avis, directed by Nathan Hollis, and Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lighting, directed by Lange’s Emmy- and Peabody Award–winning granddaughter Dyanna Taylor. Taylor also narrates the intimate documentary featuring neverbefore-seen photos, footage, and family interviews. The festival opens with The Adderall Diaries, starring James Franco as an author drawn into a high-profile murder case only to become increasingly obsessed with his own confused childhood memories of murders and abuse. Based on Stephen Elliott’s best-selling memoir, the film also stars Ed Harris, with supporting performances by Amber Heard and Cynthia Nixon.—Ashley M. Biggers
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, October 14–18, festival passes $250, Gena Rowlands tribute $15–$150, festival venues include Lensic Performing Arts Center, CCA, The Screen, and Jean Cocteau Cinema, santafeindependentfilmfestival.com
The Rumi Concert
Lux New Mex turning a historic Eastside home into the 2015 ShowHouse Santa Fe
Bringing to life the spirit and the words of 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi is what The Rumi Concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center is all about. A production of the nonprofit Storydancer Project, the event is a multidimensional feast of poetry, music, dance, and story. Storydancer founder and interpretive dancer Zuleikha of Santa Fe and Georgia-based poet/translator Coleman Barks perform the poems of Rumi to the music of New York percussionist Glen Velez and Bay Area vocalist/instrumentalist Jai Uttal. It’s a special collaboration, says Zuleikha, who has worked with all three men in past Rumi concerts. “Rumi’s words should be accessible to everyone,” she adds. “Coleman knows how to translate his poetry in a way that reaches people of all traditions.” Although Zuleikha refers to her dancing as improvisational, she actually practices movements that reflect qualities and emotions found in Rumi’s words long before she steps on stage.—EVC The Rumi Concert, November 14, 7 PM, $30–$100, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, lensic.org per f or m an c e
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Santa Fe interpretive dancer Zuleikha helps bring the feeling and words of Persian Sufi poet and mystic Rumi to life, in The Rumi Concert.
desi g n Twenty-nine top Santa Fe interior designers have come together to create the highly anticipated ShowHouse Santa Fe, making an extraordinary collaborative donation of their talents and resources as they update a historic Eastside estate in creative New Mexico styles. Individuals and teams have each redesigned an indoor or an outdoor space in the gorgeous Frank Applegate Estate, a late-18th-century adobe presented by the real estate team of Bodelson Spier. This year’s home “is not [simply] Santa Fe ‘style,’” says designer Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors about the ShowHouse choice for 2015. “With its history—so authentic to our region—it’s a Santa Fe original. We hadn’t yet done a project with such old bones.” Noting the world-famous “Santa Fe appeal,” she adds that the focus this year is to honor that concept without being cliché. The Frank Applegate Estate was perfect for this concept. With a fascinating history that includes its origins as a Spanish fortress, the six-bedroom home’s new look for 2015 will reflect this year’s theme of Lux New Mex by incorporating classic elements into new approaches. Ashton, who will be designing the living room along with her ShowHouse event cofounder David Naylor, explains the influence of fashion on this year’s design theme. “Last year it was metallic; this year it’s a return to leather, denim, and suede,” she says, “and the challenge for the designers will be how to reinvent it.” The results of the transformations will be revealed on Friday, October 2, at a gala event (tickets for both the gala and the public tours are available online at showhousesantafe.com). The public may view the designers’ creations on Saturday, October 3, and Saturday, October 10, from 11 AM to 6PM; as well as Sunday, October 4, and Sunday, October 11, from 11AM to 4 PM. ShowHouse Santa Fe doubles as a fundraiser that transforms not only living spaces but lives, as proceeds will once again benefit Dollars4Schools.org. Last year, more than 20 classroom projects were funded in the arts, literature, mathematics, special education, and science; and 50 children received warm winter clothing and other basic needs—all by monies raised from ShowHouse tickets and donations. All in all, approximately 2,000 schoolchildren were affected through improvements in school programs or other donations. ShowHouse Santa Fe 2015 anticipates having an even larger impact on these programs, and being able to affect the lives of many more area schoolchildren.—Anne Maclachlan
The Frank Applegate Estate, originally an 18th-century adobe that once served as a Spanish fortress, is being transformed into the 2015 ShowHouse.
Adornment for the 21st Century
Dickman, a former Hotshot, spent five seasons fighting wildfires in California.
a uthor K yl e Dickman d is cus s es hi s new b ook a n d fi re p revention for homeow n ers
On the Burning Edge Kyle Dickman’s National Magazine Award–nominated cover story in the November 2013 issue of Outside magazine is now a book. On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It is the true and tragic account of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in Arizona’s 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire. “The story was very personal for me because I used to be a hotshot,” says Dickman, who lives in Santa Fe. “The story also had a strong narrative that had lots of natural segues into the bigger picture of firefighting.” Dickman details Granite Mountain’s 2013 season—some of it spent just 60 miles from Santa Fe at the Thompson Ridge Fire—including the crew’s final hours at Yarnell Hill. “The point of the book is to say ‘Look, here’s this individual awful tragedy, but in the greater context of fire history, this is one of many,’” Dickman says. “Why do young men and women keep dying fighting fires? I wanted to contextualize the tragedy and talk about hopefully how we can prevent this in the future.” Dickman took a moment to speak with Santa Fean about the book and wildfires in the Southwest. ART
Was living in Santa Fe a factor when writing the book? For much of the past decade, the Southwest has been the center for wildland fires in the U.S. We’ve seen some of the biggest fires in the history of wildland firefighting just outside of Santa Fe—Las Conchas, Pacheco, Tres Lagunas, all of those big burns. Wildfires are impossible to ignore when you’re in Santa Fe. What was the role of New Mexico’s Thompson Ridge fire in Granite Mountain’s 2013 season? Most hotshot crews tend to have a fire like that, where all the men coalesce and they figure out the kinks and how to work together as a unit. I think Thompson Ridge, where they were working to save historic buildings [in the Valles Caldera], was really the fire that did it for the crew. Before they went into that fire, they had very little experience on big active blazes, but when they left, they really felt like a unit. They went through quite a bit of turmoil in a little bit of time. What can Santa Feans do to protect their homes from wildfires? For homeowners, especially those who live up on the flanks of Atalaya or up the ski basin road or anywhere in the wildland-urban interface, people need to be proactive about preparing for fires, and that means creating defensible space—using chainsaws and chippers to thin the brush out from around their houses. There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that preparing homes for fires rather than reacting to fires is actually a more successful tactic for keeping homes standing through fires.—Whitney Spivey
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What stylistic changes have you encountered in Santa Fe since Woods went into business, and what do you see currently going on? Sharon: I think people were pretty much into the traditional Pueblo in 1978. And then when Christine [Mather] and I did the book (Santa Fe Style) in the mid-’80s, things started to explode. I think the style has evolved and gotten more contemporary. It’s still traditional elements and indigenous materials, but now it’s more “mass and glass,” where we really open up these houses with a lot of glass, a lot of light, a lot of outdoor spaces. Left to right: Shane Woods, Sharon Woods, Rob Woods
Beautiful finishes, abundant light, and excellent craftsmanship are Woods Design Builders signatures. This Monte Sereno home won awards for Best Design, Best Craftsmanship, and Best Master Suite in the 2015 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes.
How would you describe “Woods style,” and why do people come to you for it? Rob: I think of our houses as classic,
timeless, and immune to design trends and fads. Houses we did decades ago still show amazingly well. When people see our houses, they recognize quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship. And the big thing is a kind of an intangible livability; we design our houses for our clients to be their homes. Shane: Yeah, and I think when you walk into our houses, each one has its own soul—you can feel that. Sharon: I always find that one of our signatures is a “sweet spot”—a spot in the house where you can look in every direction and see light. Sharon, you served on Santa Fe’s Historic Districts Review Board for 16 years. How did
made in Usa being on the board prepare you for the challenges of remodeling historic homes with Woods? Sharon: I see it almost as the inverse: how remodeling historic homes with Woods prepared me for being on the H Board. I think the overriding signature of it all is that I love Santa Fe architecture, my appreciation of historic architecture, and the integrity of historic architecture. All of that overlaps. Woods recently remodeled an older home and retrofitted it with state-of-the-art green and energy-saving features. How did you prepare for such a comprehensive green building project? Shane: It was a challenge—and it was exciting—because it was such a learning experience, and it was client-driven. It was the first geothermal project we’ve done; it was one of the largest cisterns we’ve ever put in; it was the largest solar system we’ve put in; and it was the first time we’d done an actual black water/SludgeHammer system, which allows you to recycle 100 percent of your water usage. Rob: And this house, at least since I’ve been here, holds the record for being in design the longest—three years. I’m curious about your own personal home design aesthetics. Are you all living your dream home design? Rob: Yeah, I’m living in my dream home. It’s a classic Woods house with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over amazing views. We spend all of our time in the kitchen, so we have this great, beautiful kitchen that’s attached to kind of a family/living room, the TV area, and a little eating area. And it was designed just perfectly for how we live. Rustic Chic
Shane: I just purchased a house up in Wilderness Gate that we’re just starting to do a big remodel on that I’m very excited about. Kind of our dream area and our dream house. I’m probably a little more traditional—classic Pueblo-style house, divided light windows, a living room with tall ceilings and plenty of glass that overlooks all the city lights.
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Interesting that you’re buying a house and remodeling it, rather than building a home of your own. Rob: That’s usually what we all do! I’ve done it twice; this is the second one for Shane. My mom’s probably done it 150 times. I think we really enjoy that because remodeling a home poses its own challenges, has its own unique character that you can bring out, and you have a lot more choice on where you want to live, because new construction is sometimes only in certain areas. Sharon: My house was the 2010 [Haciendas—A Parade of Homes] Grand Hacienda winner, and it won every award. I had actually downsized, and then all the kids came back—and started having kids. So I now live in a 5,000-square-foot house again. There’s a toy room, and a nursery, and great living spaces. In designing for other people every day, it’s really fun to do it for myself. And this particular house really, truly reflects my aesthetic. The way that it opens up to the outdoors; there’s outdoor areas in every direction. And it’s at the base of Moon Mountain, so we can go right outside our door and hike.
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AS THE DAYS OF SUMMER fade away and the scent of piñon smoke heralds the arrival of winter in Santa Fe, the city’s lighting professionals suggest making one change that will brighten the coming dark nights. For entries and foyers, great rooms and cozy dens, this glowing collection of chandeliers, pendants, wall sconces, and floor and table lamps will cast each room in a new light.
Above: A collection of sconces from Alchemy Lights (alchemylights.com), which has operated in Santa Fe since 1997. Specializing in fixtures made with classic metals such as copper, tin, stainless steel, brass, and aluminum, Alchemy Lights creates hand-crafted custom pieces and also offers stock lighting in a variety of styles. Right: Tech Lighting’s low-voltage pendants—Amber Frit Glass, Natural Shell, and Owl Glass—from Allbright & Lockwood (allbrightlockwood.com) are a graceful addition over a counter or grouped above a dining table.
The showroom at Dahl Lighting (dahllighting.com) features hundreds of fixtures in a wide, open area that allows customers to envision how each will look installed in their own homes. Left: Schonbek’s Refrax chandelier from Allbright & Lockwood is a shimmering wave of Swarovski crystals.
Above: The Bermuda double candle sconce in a salmon rust finish at Statements In Tile/Lighting/Kitchens/ Flooring (statementsinsantafe.com) is handmade in the United States by Laura Lee Designs.
Natural cork in a dark smoke finish forms the Hubbardton Forge Mobius chandelier at Dahl Lighting.
Alchemy Lights offers many options for customizing their lighting, such as these vanity lights, which have been created using custom punch pattern designs.
Above: Issey Miyakeâ€™s Mogura table lamp at Form+Function (formplusfunction.com) is made from recycled milk cartons. The avant-garde design carries the fashion designerâ€™s signature look of folds and angles.
Right: The Fascination pendant by Varaluz at Form+Function is a mesmerizing pastiche of circles within a globe.
After cutting and shaping a custom light fixture, artisans at Alchemy Lights apply different patinas by hand, working with the characteristics of each metal to create unique fixtures. Above: With a bronze finish setting off molded glass, the Erlenmeyer table lamp from Hubbardton Forge at Dahl Lighting would be right at home in a traditional setting.
Modern Forms wall sconces from Form+Function can be installed with the lights shining up or down, and are available in chrome, white, or brushed nickel to harmonize with a variety of decorating styles.
Above: Corbett Lighting’s Tango pendant at Form+Function makes a striking statement in a grand, modern entryway. The handcrafted iron of the sphere, while dark on the outside, has an interior finished in warm silver leaf, which increases its reflective properties.
Bruck Lighting’s Flight at Allbright & Lockwood comes in 6.5-foot connecting panels that can be combined to span the stretch of even the most expansive walls.
Right: LZF’s Link pendant lamp at Allbright & Lockwood is made of undulating wood veneer, giving it an airy, whimsical personality. Above: Taking its style cues from midcentury modern, Lite Source’s slightly retro Deion floor lamp from Dahl Lighting has a polished steel body and white pleated shades that could also work well in contemporary settings. 40
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Tech Lighting’s LED Surge chandelier at Form+Function is an exuberant swoop of aluminum available in satin nickel or white finishes.
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mountain duet a modern desert home finds its balance in art and nature by Eve Tolpa photographs by Chris Corrie
Mike and Carol Johnson’s award-winning ridgetop home, a collaboration between Frank Yardman Construction, Hoopes + Associates Architects, and other design professionals, is sited to capture views from all sides. One of its most intriguing features: a butterfly roof that draws the eye upward.
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IKE AND CAROL JOHNSON began the search for a lot to accommodate their high desert dream house with some very particular (and not easily fulfilled) view preferences: Carol was partial to the Jemez Mountains, while Mike preferred the Sangre de Cristos. How to satisfy them both? “When we started lot hunting, the question of which views we wanted was unresolved,” says Mike. Not surprisingly, most available options would have required a compromise on the part of the owners, but the couple managed to find one remarkable piece of property that fit the bill, in the northern Santa Fe subdivision of Sundance Ridge Estates. “This is obviously the best one,” says Mike of their parcel of land, and Carol agrees. “It exceeded our expectations,” she says. “We knew the lot was perfect for our configuration.”
Right: The interior palette, chosen by interior designer Annie Oâ€™Carroll, is a soothing blend of neutrals and sky blues. A softly patterned area rug was an anchor piece, says Oâ€™Carroll, who pored over photos sent via email by the homeowners to find a place for every piece of their art and sculpture.
The clean lines and high-end surfaces of the neutral kitchen include two types of graniteâ€”one white, one black; a hyperfunctional island with tons of storage; and gleaming, Euro-style appliances. Three sparkly, spheric pendants add visual interest to the otherwise angular space.
the dream team delivers Below: Star Liana York’s bronze sculpture Grandma’s Gifts. Right: A customized painting in which the Johnsons asked the artist to represent their beloved greyhound, Caymus, who lived to age 13, in the foreground.
The Johnsons’ efforts paid off handsomely—not only in gorgeous views for themselves, but in awards galore for their building team. Frank Yardman Construction earned several honors for the home in the 2014 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes tour sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, including the coveted top award, the Grand Hacienda. Frank Yardman III, along with his sister, Penny Yardman-Gonzales, Mike and Carol, and a hand-picked “dream team” of design professionals, developed plans and built the home to completion in one year. The residence, which sits high on a ridge, was in fact the first one constructed in Sundance Ridge Estates. Sharp angles, the liberal use of steel and glass, and a butterfly roof—a serendipitous design change that arose when subdivision covenants nixed a pitched roof—suggest a contemporary spin on the traditional Pueblo. Architect Craig Hoopes, AIA, of Hoopes + Associates Architects,
“I like things with color and a spirit in them that speaks to me. We love Southwest art, so most of our art has come from Santa Fe,” says homeowner Carol Johnson.
The brightly lit foyer doubles as an exhibit space for the Johnsons’ extensive art collection, which includes pieces by Southwest artists Ethelinda (Manitou Galleries), (on wall at right), Carrie Fell (Sorrel Sky Gallery), (far wall), and Greg Reiche (Pippin Contemporary), (in courtyard through window).
A custom-made wine room that holds over 1,000 bottles and has its own cooling system and specially reinforced shelving is owner Mike Johnson’s pride and joy.
praises the team’s dedication to making things happen—fast. “Generally we spend somewhere around six months designing and putting together documents,” he says. “But everybody was on board from the very beginning. It was the only way we could do this and have it make sense. Penny got all the subs to work together, a tribute both to them and to her vision.” Though the Johnsons were living out of state during the home’s construction period, Mike says, “I moved down [to Santa Fe] so I could help. There were decisions that had to be made every day.”
views indoors and out
The butterfly roof offered the Yardmans a fresh construction challenge, one that resulted in a perfectly executed and unusual (for Northern New Mexico) visual element in the main living area that draws the eye upward toward clerestory windows. But capturing the views was the team’s first priority, and to their credit, the views are by no means limited to Mike’s beloved Jemez Mountains and Carol’s Sangres. “There are lots of views through the house as well,” says Hoopes, referring to the way that an interior corridor might terminate in a courtyard-facing window or work of art. Case in point: Star Liana York’s (Sorrel Sky Gallery) sculpture Grandma’s Gifts, which inhabits a custom-designed nicho 48
Above: In addition to a wine room, there’s a well-appointed wet bar located discreetly off the living room. Opposite: See-through shelves embedded with LED lighting serve dual purpose as sculpture display space and as a “wall” that divides the living room from the dining area. A sculptural, wood veneer chandelier softens the dramatic space.
â€œThe glass room turns the bottles into a work of art,â€? says Mike Johnson.
in the living room. The piece holds special meaning for Mike, who appreciates its theme of “passing on generational knowledge. Hoopes notes how the arresting landscape pulls the eye to the outside and to the simple and elegant courtyards created by Serquis + Associates Landscape Architecture. Accessible though floor-to-ceiling windows and 10-foot sliding glass pocket doors that allow living space to flow from inside out, multiple seating areas on all sides of the house are punctuated by fountains, xeric plantings, and, more often than not, mountain views. “You look at a landscape diagram, and you’re looking at dots on a piece of paper,” says Carol. “I knew [Solange Serquis’s work] was going to be nice, but I had no idea it was going to add so much.” Veteran interior designer Annie O’Carroll (Annie O’Carroll Interior Design) created a stylish and subdued interior scheme that also complements what Yardman refers to as the home’s “great view corridors.” “There does have to be an anchor somewhere,” says O’Carroll, citing the house’s “strong architectural feeling” as a jumping off point, along with Mike and Carol’s extensive art collection and furnishings, which O’Carroll repurposed for the new environment. “When you are working with clients’ artwork and you re-cover some of their furniture, you are really honoring their aesthetic,” she says. Carol loved that approach. “I was really happy we did that, because I had a lot of pieces that I like. For me it was more fun doing that than going out and buying all new.”
The Johnsons knew they wanted a “very contemporary” neutral interior palette, along with strong accents that 50
The focal point of the attached master bath (above and right) is a two-sided mirror that reflects the Jemez on one side and the Sangres on the other. An organic, freestanding tub may offer the best view from the entire house.
Walls and flooring in the Johnsons’ home was kept deliberately neutral so that art pieces and lively accents, such as a kicky red-and-white headboard, would pop.
A treat for guests and visitors, the powder room incorporates a striking wood vanity and countertop ensemble with an equally dramatic vessel sink and sleek, wall-mounted fixtures.
Bright red accents make even the laundry room interesting and fun, while plenty of storage keeps it functional.
would complement, not overpower, it. This balance was achieved though strategic placement of their paintings, sculptures, and glass pieces. Indeed, the home’s foyer doubles as an exhibition space, with an assortment of colorful paintings adorning a long hallway. “We started collecting Native American art about 12 years ago,” says Carol. “I like things with color and a spirit in them that speaks to me. We love Southwest art, so most of our art has come from Santa Fe.” To help facilitate O’Carroll’s design vision while they were all working long-distance, Mike emailed her photos of every piece of furniture and art he and Carol owned and planned to put in the house. He also came up with the idea for the LED-embedded cabinetry that serves as a dividing wall between the living area and the dining room. “Mike drew sketches and gave them to the cabinetmaker,” says Carol. The resulting structure, with its see-through shelving, supports the couple’s art collection without overshadowing it. On the other side of that shelving is one of the home’s standout features: a custom, glassenclosed wine racking system in full, glorious view of the dining room. With its own cooling system and specially reinforced shelving, it holds more than 1,000 bottles, all kept at a constant temperature. “The glass room turns the bottles into a work of art,” says Mike. “With modern cooling systems, they don’t have to be underground anymore.”
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The cozy and restful master suite deftly embodies Mike and Carol’s unique preferences, both aesthetic and practical. “Since the home is so open, they wanted something small and intimate for themselves,” says Yardman. Fittingly, the focal point of the attached master bath is a two-sided mirror that reflects the Jemez on one side and the Sangres on the other. “When we Below: Greg Reiche’s sculpture Convergence, a piece commissioned by Mike and Carol, holds the place of honor on an exterior courtyard wall.
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put the mirror in, the whole room lit up,” says O’Carroll. “It just kind of sparkled.” Then there’s also the surprise element of walking into a room and being confronted with an object that could just as easily be a window as a mirror. “You have to say to yourself, ‘What am I looking at now?’” Mike notes. The 4,700-square-foot house boasts full views of the Jemez on one side, while the Sangres are visible from the other. Fulfilling Mike and Carol’s wishes, even their respective home offices face the mountains of their choice. But perhaps what best symbolizes the philosophy behind the home—how both its owners’ needs were met, neither one dominating the other—is Convergence, a sculpture commissioned from local artist Greg Reiche (Pippin Contemporary) for one of the many outdoor courtyards. Representing the sun and moon, it hangs on an exterior wall, its iridescent hues shimmering when the wind blows. “That’s a special piece,” Mike observes. “It’s illuminated just about all day long.”
Multiple outdoor seating areas are strategically placed on almost every side of the house, as are softly gurgling water features (above), which provide pleasing sound as a background to conversation.
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As the sun begins to set, the home begins to glow. Hidden at the end of the expansive contemporary portal at the rear of the house is a 7.194-kilowatt photovoltaic system, which helps the home produce more energy than it uses.
by Rodney Gross photographs by Kirk Gittings
t says a lot about the allure of New Mexico when people who have traveled the globe decide to make the Land of Enchantment their permanent home. After many years with the U.S. Department of State, New Mexico native Susie Summers knew there was only one place she wanted to build her house: in the hills outside of Santa Fe. Though a newcomer to the state, her husband, Jerry Render, brought his own passions to the project. The couple’s first item of business: finding the right spot and the ideal design to call home. Architect Gabe Browne, with Santa Fe–based Praxis Design/Build, was recommended to the couple after 56
working on a home for one of their colleagues at the State Department. Browne says he learned from working with that earlier client that the itinerant-by-nature lifestyle of government workers lends itself to two things: the collection of mementos and an associated love of those treasures as a sort of family that moves with them from country to country. “Lots of clients come to me with things that are very important to them that the house needs to surround, but in this case really what we did was think of Susie and Jerry’s home as a gallery,” Browne explains. “It’s a showcase for the objects that represent the stories of their lives.” “Every single thing in here we can tell you where we got it, what we were doing when we got it, and what was happening in our lives during the time. There’s a story about everything,” says Susie. “I wanted a view, and I wanted a place to showcase my
Santa Fe–based Rippel Metal Fabrication custom-crafted the pivoting, steel entry door. To the immediate left of the entry (or straight ahead in this photo) is the ultra-private guest wing with sound-limiting serpentine walls.
On a clear day
From their rear portal, and indeed from most of the living areas inside their home, Susie Summers and Jerry Render enjoy views of the foothills, the Galisteo Basin, and the Ortiz Mountains.
—and there are many—you can see past Eldorado all the way to the Galisteo Basin. october/november 2015
Built-in geometric shelves were designed so Susie and Jerry could “display and see many of their things that have been packed away in shipping containers,” says Gabe Browne. One of the homeowners’ favorite treasures: an old door from Morocco (left), which, after having traveled the world, now has a special place outside the kitchen.
“I knew when I started unpacking that I had been collecting for this house my whole life, because it looks great,” says Susie, who now has space for every one of her treasures.
A synthesis of contemporary and organic materials, massive steel girders intersect with wood beams in the open-concept living areas. Whether in the kitchen (on the right), at the dining table, or in the living room, the homeowners have direct access to their south-facing views via the floor-to-ceiling windows from Williams Window & Door.
A lighted alcove next to the dining table houses an oil painting purchased at an artists’ market in the Republic of Georgia. Zulu baskets acquired in South Africa rest on top.
stories—our stories.” Space was necessary not only for the keepsakes, but to accommodate visiting friends and family members as well. For all her fondness of everything New Mexican, Susie, who grew up in Socorro, wasn’t clear on a design, but knew she did not want a typical Santa Fe–style faux adobe. “I always enjoyed being ‘New Mexican’ abroad, but then I got back to New Mexico and realized that everyone was New Mexican here. I just wanted the essence of New Mexico.” After sharing some rough sketches of their ideas with Browne, Susie notes, “It really wasn’t Gabe’s typical style of house. But as we talked to him about what we wanted, he ‘got’ us completely. He got that the house is kind of a backdrop for our things; he figured out how to build it without any steps— this house has not one step; and he figured out exactly how to position the house on this piece of property.” The 5,000-square-foot soft contemporary filled with distinctive art is built on the side of a mountain; its bank of picture windows faces due south, as Jerry points out with pride. On a clear day—and there are many—you can see past Eldorado all the way to the Galisteo Basin. Jerry has an even bigger point of pride in the home, however. While working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), he was the project manager tasked with relocating its Bangkok offices and creating the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) USAID property outside of the United States. When he and Susie decided to build rather than buy their new home in Santa Fe, they agreed that they were going to “walk the talk” regarding green building—and once committed, they october/november 2015
Repurposed as an oversized archway, a reclaimed railroad trestle from the Lucin Cutoff in Utah announces the entry to the home. Soothing, neutral gray tinting in the diamond plaster walls allows art and collectibles to stand out, like the red lacquerware pot from Burma and the collection of copper cooking pots beneath it from the Republic of Georgia.
went all in: “We did solar, thermal, and photovoltaic,” Jerry says. “And when Gabe would ask ‘Should we put a little more in?’, my answer was always yes, for energy efficiency.” That can be a pricey commitment, as known by anyone with even a cursory familiarity with the U.S. Green Building Council Institute’s LEED rating system, which is typically much more stringent than local or regional guidelines. To walk that talk, Jerry and Susie had Browne install two active solar energy systems. One is connected to the local grid. The home is officially a net-zero energy home, which means it produces more energy than it uses. The other system heats the house’s water, which is stored in two tanks that hold over 200 gallons each and 60
is then pumped into the radiant heating system to warm the house in cold weather. But in contrast to those modern efficiencies, it’s actually ancient technology that makes the house easy to heat and cool. The home’s curved interior walls are adobe and the floors concrete. In conjunction with that south–facing view Jerry is so proud of, these materials help keep the house—including the 1,600-square-foot heated garage—from overheating in warm seasons and also from losing its heat in colder weather. The serpentine walls, notes Browne, also provide acoustic privacy. A few months after convincing his clients to open their home to Haciendas—A Parade of Homes in August 2014, Browne received
The recess above the fireplace could have been a simple rectangle, but architect Gabe Browne clearly had fun playing with depth and shape to create a space for both two- and three-dimensional art pieces.
A slab of cedar from the Gila Wilderness serves as the most simple of countertops in the powder room, adorned with a striking vessel sink from Stone Forest and sleek fixtures from Santa Fe By Design. In contrast, the modern master bath (below) embraces glossy surfaces and luxury conveniences.
Built-in end-cap shelving houses a collection of well-used cookbooks in the clean, comfortable kitchen. Custom maple cabinetry by Hortaâ€™s Handcrafted Woodworks; granite countertops from Colonial Stone.
Enormous columns support the rear portal’s beams, which are capped with steel to stave off the elements. The home is exceptionally well sited on the hilly, five–acre lot to capture south-facing views and maximize solar gain.
The homeowners agreed that they were going to “walk the talk” regarding green building. Once committed, they went all in.
Faced eastward, a vintage Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Longue makes a guest suite the perfect spot for reading or napping. 62
the official word that the house he designed and built for Susie and Jerry had been awarded LEED Platinum certification—the highest LEED rating bestowed by the GBCI for environmental responsibility and an efficient use of resources. It was quite a coup for the homeowners, the architect, and the build team. Pleased as Susie is that her house is one of a relatively few in New Mexico with this distinction, her connection to it runs even deeper than its green sensibilities. When the community recently built a new well, old surveys were pulled out to figure out where best to drill. Susie was astonished to see a familiar name on the surveys. “This whole canyon is served by community wells, and my father, who was a groundwater geologist, did all those hydrology surveys in this whole area 40 years ago,” she says. “I feel like I’ve been reborn. I am home.”
Susie and Jerry’s eclectic art and furnishings reflect their shared history as global travelers. The sunroom, whose décor Jerry winkingly refers to as “Asian-Africanpawn-shop–inspired,” is separated gently from the main living areas and takes full advantage of the spectacular southern views.
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Here are just a few of the green and earth-friendly features that earned this home LEED Platinum certification. ENERGY-SAVING FEATURES: Solar powered and heated Solar hot water panels Solar cell system High-efficiency boiler and water heater High-efficiency light fixtures with dimmers High-efficiency appliances Extra-thick insulation Optimal placement for solar gain Interior adobe walls No air conditioning necessary
Hung in a place of honor within an exposed adobe wall at the entrance to the home is a well-traveled bell that Susie purchased in Shanghai. It spent some time in Bangkok before coming to New Mexico.
WATER-SAVING FEATURES: Low-flow fixtures Efficient irrigation system Xeriscaping Rain runoff capture Minimal paving Collection of rain and snow off roof
GREEN CONSTRUCTION FEATURES: Quality materials and construction techniques High-efficiency quality windows Forest-friendly framing Reusable building materials Recycled/reclaimed materials Tight site Non-toxic pest control INDOOR AIR QUALITY FEATURES: Efficient ventilation Garage ventilation Radiant heat valves
Opening Night photographs by Stephen Lang
As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe is always hosting openings at galleries and museums around town. Santa Fean was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and hereâ€™s just a sampling of the fun people we hung out with.
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Beauty in Bronze and The Renaissance Collection: Michael Parkes The Longworth Gallery, 530 & 532 Canyon, thelongworthgallery.com Opening reception October 9, 5–8 pm
Often called the world’s leading magical realist, Michael Parkes creates stone lithographs and fine art reproductions on canvas, paper, and vellum. A group of lost wax bronze sculptures, cast by the renowned Berkeley, California, foundry Artworks, brings two-dimensional angels from his lithographs and paintings into the third dimension. Parkes says his imagery is drawn from a range of wisdoms including the cabalistic and the tantric, but is embodied in forms that are immediately accessible from his own imagination. The Longworth Gallery is the only gallery in Santa Fe to exclusively represent artists who pair the mystical and metaphorical with the elements of reality. —Carolyn Patten
American modernism: still fresh and radical two mu s e um s ho s t t h re e ex hibit ions f or ce nt e nnial cele brat ion
all works, collection of jan t. and marica vilcek, promised gift to the vilcek foundation
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Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George–Autumn, 1922, oil on canvas
More than one hundred years ago, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887– 1986) and her husband Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) were at the leading edge of a major change in American art, producing images considered radical at the time, and supporting other artists in the new art movement called American modernism. In photography, painting, and sculpture, the artists turned away from a tradition of making naturalistic, realistic images that would tell a straightforward story or mimic nature. Instead, they began using line, shape, and color to convey elemental emotions and experiences. With uniquely American themes and locations, such as the skylines of New York and the landscapes of New Mexico, they created abstract art often characterized by its exuberant color and strong geometrics. From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from The Vilcek Foundation Collection at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum “features the finest works from one of the country’s greatest collections of American modernism,” according to curatorial director Cody Hartley. “It’s remarkable to see collectors gather such a sweep of imagery in such a short time, encompassing major artists and multiple media.” Included are dozens of masterpieces by some of the most influential artists in the American modernism movement—Georgia O’Keeffe herself, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, and more than a dozen others. The exhibition is divided into several sections, starting with “Nature’s Great Unfolding,” which includes the artists gathered around Alfred Stieglitz and O’Keeffe. “These were artists who were responding to the power and spiritual sense of nature,” Hartley says. O’Keeffe’s 1922 autumn scene of Lake George and her later, dramatic landscapes created in the 1940s are examples. 66
Max Weber, Still Life with Bananas, 1909, oil on canvas
The second section, “The Cubist Impulse,” features artists such as Andrew Dasburg and Stuart Davis, who adopted the ideas and aesthetic of cubism to American subjects. Three monumental cubist still lifes by Davis, reunited publicly for the first time in decades, are the highlight of this section. The dynamic skyline of New York City, with its towering skyscrapers, as well as other aspects of life in the modern city are celebrated in the third section, “Man Made: Town and Country.” “Our Western Roots” explores how the American Southwest served as a spiritual and creative oasis for artists seeking a deeper connection to nature and a mythic past. Highlights of this section are works by Marsden Hartley and Stuart Davis, whose abstractions exemplified the movement’s “eagerness to break with the past, both in subject matter and in technique,” according to curator Hartley. Because the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O’Keeffe’s work in the world, the exhibition intermixes some of its permanent collection—“key works that respond to the thrust of the Vilcek collection,” Hartley says. In separate but companion exhibitions, the New Mexico Museum of Art is celebrating both O’Keeffe and American modernism, and the two museums are offering joint ticketing. “This is an amazing collaboration and gives art lovers the best of both worlds,” Hartley says. “The distance between our front doors is shorter than the distance from the front door of the Met to its American Gallery, and visitors can stroll back and forth between each museum.” The exhibition schedule is as follows: From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from The Vilcek Foundation Collection at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, September 25, 2015–January 10, 2016 O’Keeffe in Process at the New Mexico Museum of Art, September 11, 2015–January 17, 2016 An American Modernism: Painting and Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, October 2, 2015–February 21, 2016 Ticket information: fallofmodernism.com
Arthur Dove, Penetration, 1924, oil on wood
“...the finest works from one of the country’s greatest collections of American modernism.”
Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Place II, 1945, oil on canvas Howard Cook, Complex City, ca. 1956, oil on canvas
Wyland the environmental artist opens a new gallery on Canyon Road
Sea Cows, bronze, 10 x 6 x 13"
Green Flash, photograph, 26 x 21"
Leading nature artist and conservationist Robert Wyland opened a Santa Fe gallery this past summer—the 26th location across the U.S. devoted to his work. Although best known for paintings of marine life, Wyland believes his work will find a place in Southwest collectors’ homes. “Everything we do in the desert and the mountains finds its way to the ocean,” says the Michigan native. “Plus, there’s no gallery like the Wyland gallery. It’s really something unique to Santa Fe.” At age 14, the Detroit-born artist saw his first whale off the coast of Laguna Beach, California, where he later founded his first gallery in 1978 and also painted his first life-size Whaling Wall mural. Since then, he’s painted 99 additional murals (which are seen by an estimated one billion people each year) depicting migrating gray whales, breaching humpbacks, and other marine life. Wyland painted his most recent mural, Hands Across the Ocean, with the help of student artists from 110 countries. Displayed in October 2008 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the half-mile-long work was honored by the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to maintaining a prolific art career, Wyland spearheads the Wyland Foundation, which teaches schoolchildren to be ocean stewards. The nonprofit also sets a national mayor’s challenge for water conservation in 3,600 cities across the U.S., including Santa Fe. Even after 37 years, Wyland finds himself continuously inspired both by nature and his mission to conserve it. “I’ve realized that to save the ocean, we need to protect lakes, streams, wetlands, rainforests, and deserts,” he says. “Everything I see, all that beauty, finds its way into my art.” Although he’s known for paintings and sculpture, at his new 68
Above: American artist Robert Wyland is best known for his outdoor murals, which feature images of marine life.
gallery location he also offers fine-art photography—a new medium for him—and drawings from his sketchbook, the latter of which collectors have begun to covet. During the opening, he created even more original works when he painted live—à la his PBS series Wyland’s Art Studio, which shares his inspiration and process with viewers, along with tips for helping the environment. Wyland Galleries of Santa Fe, 202 Canyon, wylandgalleries.com
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Charcoal, Archival print on cotton rag paper, 17”x17”
Roland van Loon splashing joy on canvas by Cristina Olds
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Most Santa Feans have seen artist Roland van Loon’s exuberant paintings over the last decade and a half, even if they have never visited his studio and gallery at 612 Agua Fria. About 15 years ago, Canyon Road restaurant El Farol commissioned van Loon to paint a mural depicting flamenco dancers and musicians; this year, his painting of lively dancing cows was printed as the menu cover at Cowgirl restaurant in Santa Fe. Two of his paintings will be included in the upcoming International “We’re bombarded by so much bad news,” Folk Art Museum’s yearlong says van Loon. “I feel responsible to present the other side and to capture the joy in life.” exhibit The Spirit of Flamenco (opening reception with live entertainment November 22, 1–4 PM, internationalfolkart.org). “The dynamic between the audience, the dancers, and the musicians evokes a passion in me that I then paint,” van Loon says. “I see the different cultures here in Santa Fe—the Indians, the Mexicans, the Spanish—and I connect the dots to represent how these cultures interact.” Living permanently in Santa Fe for the past 15 years, van Loon travels often to his other home in Hawaii where his work is inspired by sea scenes. Roland van Loon, 612 Agua Fria, rolandvanloon.net
Seven-headed Rider, Acrylic on canvas, 83”x63”
Robert Voit, Galleria at Sunset, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009. Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesty of the Artist and ClampArt.
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art a specialty in the rainbow—one color at a time by Emi ly Va n Cle ve
Monochromatic art, according to gallery owner and art dealer Charlotte Jackson, is all about color and how the viewer responds to color.
Art dealer Charlotte Jackson appreciates many different styles of art and can be found attending gallery openings around town. But when she goes home after a long day at work, the art that surrounds her is the monochromatic work she sells at her gallery, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art. Jackson has been committed to this genre of art—which uses a single hue in varying gradations—since she founded her gallery in 1989, and educating art lovers, collectors, and herself about monochromatic art has been a key part of her work ever since. “I was drawn to monochromatic art right from the beginning,” she says. “I’ve gotten involved with the ‘light and space’ body of work (an art movement related to op art, minimalism, and geometric abstraction), but monochrome has always been my focus.” Initial responses to the work can range from frustration to intimidation, Jackson says. “People don’t know what to think when they don’t see the mark of the artist’s hand. I tell them it’s about color and how they respond to color. That seems to be a good beginning point.” Many of her artists have been with her gallery for years. The majority of them are in their 70s and 80s; some are close to 90 years old. Jackson represents monochromatic painters and sculptors including Tony DeLap, Ed Moses, and David Simpson, who will have a solo show in December. “I’m always open to looking at work by new artists who are in harmony with my gallery’s vision,” Jackson says. “I didn’t choose this art. This art chose me.”
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Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 554 S Guadalupe, charlottejackson.com
David Simpson, The Latest Alchemy, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 x 2"
Pattern and Perception Gile s Betti s on tur ns t radit ional g la s smaking into ma st e r wor ks by Ca roly n Patte n
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Jen and Mike Tansey, owners and program directors for Tansey Contemporary, are getting ready to unveil a major solo exhibition of new work by Australian glass artist Giles Bettison. It will mark the first United States exhibition of Bettison’s work following his selection as the 2015 South Australian Living Artist. The show dovetails with the August release of Giles Bettison: Pattern and Perception (Wakefield Press), a monograph commissioned by the South Australian Living Artists Festival and Arts South Australia following his ICON Exhibition at Jam Factory in Adelaide, Australia. The Tansey Contemporary exhibition includes two separate yet related shows: one featuring a series of new pieces and a second show highlighting key pieces from previous series. Many of the works exhibited are featured in the Wakefield book, which is available through the gallery. Collectors who select works featured in the book will receive a complimentary signed copy. Bettison will also be making an appearance with the Tanseys at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design show in Chicago, November 5–8. Recognized internationally as a master of contemporary murrine glass, Bettison has received numerous prizes and awards for his vessels and tiles. His intricate, highly detailed objects are in the collections of the American Craft Museum in New York and the Australian National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, as well as in many private collections. “While each of Bettison’s series of works reflect different and distinct bodies of work overall,” Jen says, “the ideas and themes that influence his work most (landscape and textiles) cross-pollinate. The retrospective exhibition will demonstrate both the differences and similarities over time, including how each series builds upon and informs the other.”
Chroma 2015, #10, murrine glass vessel, 10 x 6"
Vista 14, #2, murrine glass tile, 29 x 16"
The Billet series, she says, developed through the artist’s exploration of the rhythms and textures that arise from dense urban living and cityscapes and were the result of spending time in New York City when he began the series. According to the artist’s statement, “There are different responses that arise when people live closely, some of which manifest in fashion, architecture, street art, and vandalism. All these things thrown together seem to create apparently random patterns. I look at different ways that we see the many (sometimes seemingly frenetic) patterns, combining to make something that we can understand.” Bettison followed the Billet series with the Vista series, using maps and aerial landscape photographs as a source for patterns and compositions. His more recent Textile and Lace series were both inspired by the significance of textiles within different cultures and traditions. “The fine detail, intricate patterns, and colors all speak of careful attention to detail, time commitment, and skill among other things; values that are held in high regard,” he says. Bettison has been making murrine vessels and panels for more than 20 years, and Tansey began representing him about 10 years ago, Jen says. “We have some of his great early pieces and are very lucky to have brandnew work from him for this show.” He took a two-year break to renovate his own studio near his house in Australia and is now working on the new themes and ideas that the respite helped generate. “The new pieces are made through the same ancient murrine process and a reliance on color and pattern,” Jen says, and yet they are “recognizably Bettison, and better than ever.”
Giles Bettison, solo exhibition, through October 3, Tansey Contemporary, 619 Canyon, tanseycontemporary.com 72
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Abiquiú, Galisteo, & El Rito Studio Tours v i s it mor e t ha n 125 a r ti s ts in t he ir st udio s ove r t hre e we e ke nds in Octob e r by Ash le y M. Big ge rs Far left: Renata Zimmerman, Stairways, knitwear.
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Annual open studio tours are rare opportunities for the public to see artists at work
In 1945, the landscape of Abiquiú inspired iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe to become a resident there, making the area synonymous with her name. Indeed, Abiquiú‘s landscape seems almost to impart a creative energy. This symbiosis between place and art continues today, with more than 70 artists and four galleries taking part in the free, public Abiquiú Studio Tour, October 10–12. Ceramicist Amber Archer has lived in Abiquiú for 18 years and has participated in the tour for nearly as long. In a nod to her surroundings, Archer plans to present a new series, The White Place Pieces, at this year’s event. These vessels feature a solid color inside and a textured, smoky exterior. “The contrasting colors and textures of the Abiquiú surroundings definitely influence my work. It’s impossible to live here and not see . . . incredible vistas,” Archer says. Susan Schuler’s abstract and mixed-media paintings reflect the colors of the landscape of Abiquiú—as well as her recent travels to Havana, Cuba. She moved to Abiquiú from the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area three years ago and observes, “The community here is a very nurturing environment for creativity. The landscape and relative seclusion of the area allow the artist [to be isolated] and concentrate on the work.” Schuler is inviting studio tour participants into her home where two other artists (Cindy Harris, glass jewelry, and Ginger Legato, sculpture and prints) will also show. Just south of Santa Fe, in the village of Galisteo, more than two dozen artists will
Above: Susan Schuler, Morning Mist, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60". Left: Amber Archer, raku bowl, 16 x 6".
open their studios, showing off drawings, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, hand-crafted local folk art, and fiber art. This is the 28th year for the Galisteo tour, much of which can be done on foot, close by the ancient cottonwoods that line the Galisteo River. El Rito, north of Santa Fe, once was an early Spanish settlement, and is now home to many artists, 25 of whom open their studios to the public once a year. All events are free, with studio, gallery, and food stops listed on maps available on the organizations’ websites and at each stop.
Isaac AlaridPease, Flames Rest on the Inside, acrylic on wood, 18 x 22"
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Established in the fall of 2013, the educational series Art Matters goes beyond the appreciation of art in general and its importance to Santa Fe’s tourism, economic, and aesthetic existence. The next seasonal program, sponsored by the Santa Fe Gallery Association and operating under the leadership of David Eichholtz of David Richard Gallery, will take place in more than two dozen galleries around the City Different from October 16 to October 25. The galleries will host events that delve into the historical and cultural matters of art, with lectures and discussions that allow unique interaction among gallery owners, visitors, and the artists themselves.—Anne Maclachlan Art Matters series, October 16–25, see gallery list for participants and lectures, artmatterssantafe.org
Tony Griffith: Passages Pippin Contemporary 200 Canyon pippincontemporary.com October 14–27 Reception October 16, 5–7 pm This fall, mixed-media artist Tony Griffith is exhibiting his vibrant, soulful abstracts at Pippin Contemporary, one of the participating galleries in October’s Art Matters series. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Griffith is known for expressing diverse arid and aquatic surroundings in the hope that the viewer will join him in sensing the peaceful brilliance of nature. In Passages, Griffith presents a set of quirky optical challenges that encourage both reflection and the spiritual awareness that not all boundaries are set by exterior elements.—AM
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Tony Griffith, In Media Res, acrylic/resin/panel, 48 x 36"
Re-Op: The Responsive Eye Fifty Years After, David Richard Gallery 544 South Guadalupe, davidrichardgallery.com, October 2–November 21 Opening reception October 2, 5–7 pm, gallery talk October 3, 2–3 pm Spearheading the Art Matters lineup, David Richard Gallery re-examines William C Seitz’s optical art movement from the mid-1960s and its metamorphosis over the last 50 years. Newer artists experimenting with industrial textures like the reflective aluminum sign material in Jack Slentz’s Blue Tube, the digital projection blend in Matthew Kluber’s No Place Like Utopia, and the wildly colorful cast acrylic in Float for Gilberto Perez by Christian Haub create a new perspective, so to speak, on the op-art experience. The show includes pieces created within the past 30 years by several artists from the original Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Op-Art exhibit. The gallery will host its Art Matters talk on October 3 at 2 pm.—AM 76
Christian Haub, Float for Gilberto Perez, cast acrylic sheet, 24 x 24 x 2.5"
Jamie Hamilton: Incompleteness Theorem Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 558 Canyon through October 10 In Jamie Hamilton’s first solo exhibition at Chiaroscuro, the New Mexico–based sculptor says the new works featured in this show were inspired by the “Incompleteness Theorems” of Viennese mathematician and logician Kurt Gödel. In his artist statement, Hamilton writes, “Using mirrors, steel, and magnets to explore the intersection of invisible force with tangible material, I will investigate the confusion which arises from a mind that believes itself separate from experiential phenomena.” The mixed media pieces are a departure from his previous large scale sculptures, seeking to “distill large–scale concepts into small– scale sculpture.”—CP
Merete Larsen, Turned Vessel, sycamore polished with shellac, 8 x 7"
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico: Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, 217 Galisteo papnm.org, October 2–25, reception October 2, 5–7 pm Although photographs and digital art aren’t allowed, there will be plenty of pastel, oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings ranging in price from $500 to $1,500 at the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico’s Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition at Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery in October. “We will have a few still life paintings, but most of them are landscapes,” says Plein Air Painters of New Mexico President Punk Cooper. More than half of the group’s 300 members—including several from Colorado and California—submitted digital images of their work, hoping to be among the 50 artists selected to participate in this three-week-long show.—Emily Van Cleve Peggy Trigg, Wet Morning, oil, 30 x 30"
Jamie Hamilton, Proton Decay, steel and neodymium, 12 x 28 x 14"
Raymond Jonson, Design in Flower, graphite on paper, 13 x 10"
Merete Larsen and Liam Flynn: Turning Colors Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace, patina-gallery.com October 2–25, reception October 2, 5–7pm This show brings together two master European woodworkers, Merete Larsen and Liam Flynn, as part of Patina Gallery’s Year of Color series of exhibitions. Each artist is represented in museum collections across the globe, including the Danish Royal Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Danish artist Merete Larsen began working with wood as a cabinetmaker and restorer of antiques, and is now creating turned and colored vessels—most often crafted from ash or beech—that are so refined and thin they are translucent. Self-taught Irish artist Liam Flynn works mostly with oak, lathe-turning his vessels while the wood is still green, then ebonizing each piece with iron pigment—a process which brings out the natural grain and texture of the wood.—CP
Julie Wagner, Swimming Upstream, double accordion books, 21 x 8 x 4"
Contemporary Book Arts Exhibit, State Capitol Rotunda Gallery 490 Old Santa Fe Trl, santafebag.org, through December 11 A band of local book lovers and artists founded the Santa Fe Book Arts Group 15 years ago and have since dedicated themselves to promoting the fine art of making beautiful and unusual books. September kicks off the annual Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, which includes three months of workshops, lectures, tours, demonstrations, sales, and exhibitions. At the center of the celebration is a collection of contemporary book art by 65 artist members of the BAG, on display at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery. Using multiple media, designs, and techniques, the artists’ work ranges from the spare and minimal to the highly decorative and sculptural. Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, executive director of the Capitol Art Foundation, is the curator and juror for the exhibition.—Carolyn Patten
An American Modernism New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace, nmartmuseum.org October 2–February 21, 2016 Reception October 2, 5:30–7:30 pm In the modernist movement, early-20th–century artists sought to express a new artistic vernacular— and many did so in the fertile creative grounds of New Mexico or via direct communication with those working here. The New Mexico Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, An American Modernism, explores modernism’s emergence through the works of some 50 paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs by Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Edward Weston, and others. “This was one of the most dynamic periods in American art,” exhibition curator Katherine Ware says in a statement. “The world was changing rapidly, and many felt it was the dawning of a new age in which this country had an important leadership role. Artists took their contributions to that movement very seriously, and the exhibition articulates some of their efforts to find new subjects and forge a new language for modern times.” The show runs consecutively with O’Keeffe in Process, an exhibit spotlighting that artist’s role in the modernist movement.—Ashley M. Biggers october/november 2015
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LABAN WINGERT, AIA, HAS BEEN around the block. In fact, he’s staked, surveyed, and thoroughly studied the block. An architect who specializes in predesign consulting, Wingert has enjoyed a long and eclectic career, working, among other things, on housing communities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia between the early ’70s and early ’80s. He also helped solidify architectural plans for the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, and developed a process to maintain efficiency of operations for a National Center for Atmospheric Research facility in Boulder, Colorado. For most of the last four or so decades, however, Wingert has made his living—and his home—in Santa Fe, which is fortunate considering the indelible mark he has left on many local landmarks. On top of many residential projects, Wingert restored the façade of the John Gaw Meem addition to the downtown public library and was charged with a location and design study for the proposed Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, where its current location on Museum Hill enjoys a long-term functioning relationship with the Laboratory of Anthropology Library. He was involved in the design of the Healing Garden at St. Vincent Hospital and developed an expansion program for the headquarters of Kitchen Angels, a nonprofit that helps feed homebound Santa Feans. He is currently serving as the architect to oversee the renovation. One of Wingert’s most recognizable achievements sits on the grounds of the Armand Hammer United World College
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“When I was in architecture school, I became frustrated by how subjective it all was,” says Laban Wingert. “The focus was so much on how a building looks in the end and mostly disregarded how it would actually function.”
in Montezuma, New Mexico. The stunning and serene Dwan Light Sanctuary, a collaboration with renowned art dealer and patron Virginia Dwan and artist Charles Ross, is a multipurpose meditation space with enormous prisms hewn into the ceiling that capture light at all times of the day and disperse it throughout the building. As varied as these projects are, Wingert has not swayed from his roots as a pragmatist who ensures that ambitious projects are not only aesthetically appealing but feasible, functional, and efficient for the long term. “When I was in architecture school, I became frustrated by how subjective it all was. The focus was so much on how a building looks in the end and mostly disregarded how it would actually function,” recalls Wingert. Wingert grew up in Elmira, New York, a town “small enough that I had the opportunity to mix with every level of society,” he says, recalling Sunday church group meetings that exposed him to less-privileged peers. This small town childhood instilled in him a desire for diversity that went mostly unfulfilled when he pursued a prearchitecture program at St. Lawrence University in New York, where he estimates that about 90 percent of his peers roberta brousseau
Above: From left to right, the codesigners of the Dwan Light Sanctuary—Charles Ross, Virginia Dwan, and Wingert— enjoying dinner at a restaurant in Las Vegas, New Mexico, ca. 1995, where Wingert is sketching plans for the sanctuary on a paper tablecloth. Left: Wingert estimates he’s worked on roughly 100 projects since becoming an architect. Above, right: The architect in his Santa Fe office.
Left: Wingert, far right, with the late Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, and Georgia O’Keeffe, at O’Keeffe’s studio in Abiquiú. This photo was taken in 1982, approximately four years prior to O’Keeffe’s death. Opposite: Wingert restored the façade of the addition to the old Santa Fe Public Library, which was designed by John Gaw Meem.
as a pragmatist who ensures that ambitious projects are not only aesthetically appealing but feasible, functional, and efficient for the long term.
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Wingert has not swayed from his roots
had graduated from private schools. Eventually, Wingert made his way to the architecture program at the much larger University of Texas at Austin. Thus prefaced the professional thinking of a pioneer in “architectural programming,” a nascent field championed in the early 1960s by Caudill Rowlett Scott, a prestigious Houston-based firm that hired Wingert as a programmer not long after he graduated from UT. “CRS was ahead of its time, and what they were doing really hit home with me,” he says. “I remember how ecstatic I was when I went to visit them after my first year at UT. Here I was, this punk kid in architecture school, and their staff sat down and talked to me for three hours! And I managed to hold my end of the conversation!” It was mere serendipity that ultimately put New Mexico, with its diversity and irresistible charm, on his radar. “I’d been based in Houston and was routinely traveling to Los Angeles for work, and I decided to stop in Santa Fe to visit a friend,” recalls Wingert. “I began to spend weekends here and felt so much more relaxed. Like so many other people, I became quite smitten. I found the place I knew I’d call home.”
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The architect divides his career into three eras, the first of which involved large-scale projects in the Middle East and Canada between 1973–1983. Here and above: Wingert consulted with Arthur Erickson in the design of the stunning Saudia Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh.
Wingert maintains an active solo predesign consulting practice out of his small office on Guadalupe. Always talking with his hands, he’s ready to share lively and engaging stories of Santa Fe’s architectural history.
A quiet place for reading, meditation, or reflection, the Dwan Light Sanctuary (below, left and right) is open daily to the public with a vistor’s pass from the Armand Hammer United World College.
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In 1997, Wingert visited the Dwan Light Sanctuary, which he codesigned with Virginia Dwan and Charles Ross, with well-known Italian architect and furniture designer Antonio Citterio and his children.
Huge prisms strategically placed on the walls and ceiling cast rainbows around the building.
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Using tools and techniques that have changed little over the years, Ivan Dimitrov of Santa Fe Woodcarving (santafewoodcarving.com) has been creating masterful works for over 35 years. Having arrived in Santa Fe in the late 1990s from his native Bulgaria, Dimitrov soon caught the attention of area galleries and clients with his ornamental furniture, doors, sculptures, architectural flourishes, and interior décor. His works have since appeared prominently in public spaces such as La Fonda on the Plaza and local churches as well as in homes in Santa Fe and around the world.
“You cannot climb up right away on the top of the tree. You have to climb branch after branch.”—Ivan Dimitrov Dimitrov grew up in Shumen, in northeast Bulgaria, not far from Varna and the Black Sea. He spent his youth in and near forests, quickly becoming familiar with the qualities of different kinds of woods. That knowledge would eventually serve him well when he decided to devote himself to woodcarving full-time after working as a coal miner and in a glass factory in the Balkan Peninsula. Honing his craft has been a slow and steady process. As Dimitrov notes, “You cannot climb up right away on the top of the tree. You have to climb branch after branch.” Nearly 500 chisels of varying size and width fill Dimitrov’s tidy Santa Fe workshop, each one with a specific use in helping him to shape woods such as mahogany, ponderosa pine, alder, and oak. The compact space serves a purpose, too—everything Dimitrov needs to create is within reach. Dimitrov has shared his passion for woodcarving not only with his son, guitarist Tiho Dimitrov—a talented woodcarver in his own right whom Ivan sees as his equal—but also with students at his popular courses at Santa Fe Community College. He teaches them not only to share his techniques, but also to celebrate the process itself. As Dimitrov explains, “Woodcarving is very healing.” 86
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Clare Maraist never planned on being a property developer, but that changed when the historic Manderfield School on Canyon Road began to spark her imagination. The building, designed by John Gaw Meem in 1927, had been vacant and on the market for a number of years. “I was driving by every day,” says the Louisiana native, who moved to Santa Fe nearly two decades ago. “I’d redo the stucco in my mind. The next day, I’d drive by and fix the windows. After four months, I had it all done in my head.” She purchased the property with the intention of converting it into living spaces, and with the assistance of Eric Enfield of Architectural Alliance, Inc., designed five attached units and three freestanding casitas, ranging in size from roughly 1,500 to 2,600 square feet, each with a unique layout. The casitas have 15-foot ceilings, while in the main school building, expansive floor plans and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows provide flexibility of use; many of the spaces would work equally well as great rooms, bedrooms, or private art studios. Maraist is choosing the fine finishes—colors, tiles, fixtures, appliances—herself. “I’m playing with all different kinds of design schemes,” she says. “I feel like a kid in a candy shop.” The development falls under the heading of adaptive reuse, which Maraist calls “recycling in its grandest form.” Not only did she have to work within the existing structure and its load-bearing walls, “I did a year of due diligence,” including an archaeological dig, environmental surveys, and neighborhood outreach. Prull Custom Builders broke ground in the summer of 2014, and the first unit is expected to be completed this October. Maraist, who has been involved with every aspect of the project, even got a real estate license; she and Keller Williams Bell Tower Properties colleague Michaelann Huitfeldt are handling the listings. “It’s my baby, and that’s why I want to be so hands-on,” says Maraist. “I designed them all as places I’d want to live. I got the opportunity to build eight versions of my dream home.”
Clare Maraist is turning Canyon Road’s Manderfield School, designed by John Gaw Meem, into roomy condos featuring tall ceilings and enormous windows.
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Cava Santa Fe The recently completed first phase of renovations at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa’s ballroom area include a revamp of the long defunct but much beloved Gallery Bar. Its new iteration, Cava Santa Fe, offers patrons a taste of old Spain from the tapas menu that pairs with a Spanish-influenced wine list. Live entertainment (in the form of Spanish guitar and flamenco dancing) completes the experience from 5–7 PM Wednesdays to Fridays and 6–9 PM Saturdays. Eldorado Hotel’s food and beverage director (and the mixologist pictured here), Abraham Juarez, explains that the new lounge is part of Heritage Hotels’ commitment to preserving the Spanish culture. Juarez designed the Cava Manhattan (seen here) as part of the Eldorado’s focus on classic cocktails with a special twist. Blending small batch Basil Hayden’s Bourbon infused with orange, Carpano Punt e Mes vermouth, and a dash of bitters, the cocktail is served in a 1930s–style Nick and Nora glass.—Cristina Olds Cava Santa Fe, 309 W San Francisco, eldoradohotel.com
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At Estevan, fresh rainbow trout dipped in milk and cornmeal is panfried and served with spinach and potatoes.
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A native Santa Fean, Chef Estevan Garcia is redefining New Mexican cuisine.
As the dynamic of Santa Fe’s nightlife changes, it seems there are new bars, lounges, and clubs popping up everywhere, poised to lure a growing number of the younger late-night set: hipsters with money and a discerning taste in food and drink. Witness the makeover of the once dowdy lobby bar at the Eldorado Hotel. At Cava, as it is now called, sleek and modern furnishings create cozy areas for canoodling with a date, and larger sections to accommodate that fun night out with the gang. There’s live music Wednesday through Saturday. The acoustics are gentle on older ears too, so we 50-somethings can enjoy a civilized martini and still feel a part of the happenin’ scene. Chef Tony Smith has joined the spirit by creating an eclectic tapas menu—perfect for nibbles over a glass of vino from the wellcurated old world wine list, or with a classic cocktail shaken by James Reis, one of Santa Fe’s premier mixologists. Pair the Conquistador Cocktail, a luscious blend of Patron Reposado and rosemaryinfused sweet and sour, with the yummy salt cod fritter sliders or a bowl of fat Basquestyle mussels, zippy and rich with sherry and saffron. Don’t miss the yucca fries with smoky chipotle dip, either. Named for the effervescent sparkling Spanish wine, Cava lives up to her name as a delicious new venue that will tickle your palate while quenching your social thirst. ¡Salud!—John Vollertsen
Carne adovada ravioli at Estevan features a red chile and garlic cream sauce. Left: Red cabbage salad is dressed with bacon and Roquefort vinaigrette.
s omethin g to c elebr a te I think the term “celebrity chef ” is overused. To me, it’s not about what’s written in the media; overbearing braggadocio and being famous for one’s cursing do not, in my books, a culinary star make. A real celebrity chef is Santa Fe’s Estevan Garcia. At his eponymous restaurant in the Hotel Chimayó, Estevan goes about the business of making great food without much hoopla—welcoming diners and describing dishes and techniques. He is completely relaxed, confident in his kitchen staff, and has his own legion of fans. The restaurant Estevan, on the second floor of the downtown hotel, has a sort of ski-lodge feel with lots of polished wood, hanging ristras, a roaring fire, and dramatic splashes of color from vibrant woven rugs and murals. Be prepared to dine on dishes with surprising taste profiles. Though Garcia grew up in New Mexico, his travels have shown him how to play with local ingredients. How clever and delicious is spicy carne adovada when tucked into tender ravioli and topped with a creamy red chile sauce. Chiles rellenos lose their traditional cheese filling, replaced with a luscious mushroom duxelle. A rainbow trout gets a Southern treatment with cornmeal crusting, pan frying, and a zippy garlic and lemon butter splash. Meat lovers will adore the aged Black Angus ribeye and the local lamb chops with peppercorn sauce; vegetarians will love the poblano chile, stuffed with asadero and flash-fried. Tagliatelle bolognese is rich with pork shoulder, pancetta, and local tomatoes. Save room for dessert. The goat milk flan and tres leches cake celebrate our culinary heritage, taking a gourmet turn in the hands of Estevan Garcia—a celebrity chef indeed!—JV Estevan in The Hotel Chimayó, 125 Washington, 505-988-4900, hotelchimayo.com
Chef Tim Lopez at Violet Crown has created dining choices that range from fries with parmesan and truffle oil to New York steak.
Violet Crown is luring moviegoers with plush seating, plentiful dining choices, and 30 beers on tap.
Clockwise from top: A sampling of goodies from Violet Crown: A loaded Chicago hot dog with fries; New York steak with green chile potatoes au gratin; carne asada skewers; and chicken flautas with guacamole.
dining at Violet Crown Cinema a t ast y close -u p El NiÑo is promising a long, cold, snowy winter this year. As more and more movie lovers are snuggling in at home to watch Netflix and Roku, cinema owners have had to get very creative to lure us off our couches. And the swanky new Violet Crown cinema at the thriving Santa Fe Railyard district has done just that, with fantastic food, a well-stocked bar, and amazingly comfortable seats. Violet Crown has made it very appealing and easy to have a great dinner-and-a-movie night. The large, modern dining room allows plenty of light to pour in from the wall of windows, which is an added attraction when the winter gets gloomy. A long, comfortable bar and lounge area up front has puffy couches for gathering with friends. The well-conceived beer and wine list was clearly created for Santa Fe’s sophisticated palate with 30 beers on draft and a dozen or so wines by the glass or bottle. (Who knew the Ferrari-Carano fumé blanc paired so well with popcorn?) october/november 2015
The concession stand offers nontraditional movie snacks like dill pickles, deli sandwiches, pasta and potato salads, and fruit salad. Even the requisite popcorn can be gussied up with a choice of 12 unusual toppings, including red and green chiles, bacon, and barbecue. Milk Duds and Twizzlers are so last century! Food service (ordered at the bar) is swift and efficient. Diners arriving only 30 minutes prior to curtain know they will make it to their seats in time for the film. Of course, anything you don’t have time to finish—including the booze—can go into the theater for consumption at the nicely sized lap table. The two dishes on the menu that say “Café Dining Only” are the chicken pibil and New York steak, but I recommend coming early to devour them. For starters, try the brussels sprouts, lightly fried and tossed with garlic and onion, then made tangy sweet-and-sour with a cider vinegar reduction. I am impressed with the field greens salad with veggies, parmesan, and a surprisingly un-ordinary balsamic dressing. Chicken flautas in blue corn tortillas are greaseless, plump with chipotle-fired chicken, with tasty guacamole on the side. My vegetarian date declined the loaded Chicago dog but thoroughly enjoyed her meatless pizza laden with artichoke hearts, olives, spinach, garlic, and roasted red peppers. We couldn’t pass up the Crown Fries, dusted with parmesan and drizzled with truffle oil. Don’t miss the creamy strawberry cheesecake or the chocolate piñon torte after the show. About that New York steak—it is as juicy and delicious as in any top restaurant, with an herb and mushroom sauce and green chile potatoes au gratin. This alone convinces me that Violet Crown is a great dining destination even if you’re not headed to a feature. Kudos to Chef Tim Lopez and his staff for creating such an eclectic menu and serving it all up in a timely fashion. My winter menu-and-movie pairing suggestions: The Peanuts Movie with red chile popcorn; James Bond Spectre with a dill pickle; and Victor Frankenstein with a blood-rare steak. As for me, I’m looking forward to a well-done pizza with Bradley Cooper’s Burnt, about a chef who implodes due to his addictions and diva behavior, then returns to the stoves to pursue three Michelin stars. Ah, the illusion of cinema!—JV Violet Crown Cinema, 1606 Alcaldesa, 505-216-5678, violetcrowncinemas.com
Airy open spaces and luxuriously comfortable seating are ideally suited for pre-movie dining.
Violet Crown offers more than 30 beers on tap and more than a dozen wines available by the glass or bottle.
Red chile popcorn is a zesty alternative to the usual movie fare.
Autumn is my favorite time of year in our beautiful state. The heat of summer dissipates along with the fire that our famous green chiles brought to our palates (unless you’ve been clever enough to stock the freezer to tide you over this winter). A bright new batch of red chiles hits the marketplace, though, just in time for cool weather soups and stews. One of my favorite organizations—and one that I am happy to have been involved with over the past five years—is Cooking with Kids, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. CWK teaches cooking skills and nutrition information to elementary students at a dozen or so local schools. Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey, the original creators of the culinary curriculum, are still at the helm, assisted by a stellar board, staff, and volunteers. Throughout the school year there will be a whole series of public events, including a coming together of the local “Super Chefs,” who go into schools to assist educators, hosting dinner events and fundraisers. Visit cookingwithkids.org to see what fun is planned and to help support this important cause. As you start to plan for the coming holiday season, don’t forget that the Farmers Market is open through November on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. If you want a guide as to what goodies you’ll find to tuck into Chef John Vollertsen pies and stuff into turkeys you can go to santafefarmersmarket.com for a current list. This year I’m adding a dash of Chimayó red to my turkey brine, and sneaking some roasted Hatch into my mashed potatoes. Whether you live here or are a visitor to our historic town, eat up, drink up, and breathe in that crisp fall air. Order in the wood, and be prepared to put on a few pounds in our world-class restaurants. Winter is just around the corner. . . they say it’s going to be a doozy! –JV
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1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 hotelsantafe.com/amaya 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. Enjoy our newly renovated open air dining room, with lovely garden views.
905 S St Francis, 505-699-2243 bambinissantafe.com
The true taste of Philadelphia comes to Santa Fe at Bambini’s, conveniently located in front of Ski Tech close to St Franics and Cerrillos. Our cheese steaks and hoagies are 100% authentic and our bread is straight from Philly. Our passion for healthy and carefully crafted food is in each our delicious sandwiches which includes various meats and vegetarian options. All of our ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the greatest possible quality, while staying true to the food traditions of Philadelphia. Furthermore, we are all HEALTHY people and take great pride in serving our patrons high quality, healthy foods. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!!
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113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com Offering Southwestern cuisine with strong regional Latin influences. The recently redesigned dining destination celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe with a new chic, sophisticated design that complements the restaurant’s legendary architecture. The new Anasazi Lounge offers additional bar seating with the new Para Picar menu as well as a Tequila Table featuring a Ceviche menu and specialty tequilas. Live entertainment Saturday evenings with Jesus Bas. Private dining also available.
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–11pm during the week and to midnight on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.
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218 Camino La Tierra, 505-983-2100 arroyovino.com Arroyo Vino Restaurant and Wine Shop has fast become Santa Fe’s top fine dining and wine buying destination. Voted the #1 Restaurant in New Mexico and a Top 100 Wine List in America, by OpenTable diners. Arroyo Vino serves Progressive American cuisine driven by seasonal produce from our on premise garden and local purveyors.
653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com
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.
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54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 santafeplazacafe.com The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat!
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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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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. New weekend brunch. Open daily 11:30–9.30 pm.
Rancho de Chimayó
300 Santa Fe County Road 98 on the scenic “High Road to Taos,” 505-984-2100 ranchodechimayo.com
4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 gabrielsofsantafe.com
Rancho de Chimayó—Celebrating 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition” for 50 years - Rancho de Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Come celebrate with us! Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm. November thru April open 11:30 am to 8:30 pm, closed Mondays.
Joseph’s Culinary Pub
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La Casa Sena
125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com
La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s finest and most popular restaurants for more than 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.
326 S Guadalupe, 505-988-7008 ziadiner.com
Good ol’ Zia has a great new menu. Featured on Diners, Drive ins and Dives, Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food for almost 30 years; and now there’s a great new menu with all the old favorites and lots of bold new flavors: Thai shrimp toast, sesame seared tuna, house cured gravlax, bacon-cheddar-buttermilk biscuit, curried cauliflower hummus, and the soon-to-be-famous Hangover Burger! There are also exciting new cocktails like the Montreal, Aperol Negroni, and French Gimlet, in addition to their great selection of draft beers and margaritas. Open daily from 11 am; serving weekend brunch from 11 am—3 pm, with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
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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. Enjoy the seasonal creations of award-winning, Executive Chef Marc Quiñones. 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 $34.
Joseph’s Culinary Pub, created October, 2013, and driven by seasoned New Mexico chef and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Alumn Joseph Wrede, has blossomed into one of Santa Fe’s most exciting culinary platforms. Recognized twice in the New York Times in its first year, Joseph’s promises an exciting 2015. Awaken your palate and enjoy a warm welcome any night of the week, 5:30–10/11 pm. Parking behind restaurant. Reservations: SeatMe.com.
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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, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home-style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Open Monday–Sunday from 11 am until close. Reservations are strongly suggested.
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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.
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! Sunday–Thursday 8 am–9 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 am–10 pm.
The Ranch House
2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com
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.
231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com
Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best 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 walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays.
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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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Fall Season Highlights For a full schedule, visit Lensic.org
Gene Kelly: The Legacy October 10, 7 pm
Cumbia All Stars October 12, 7 pm
Imago Theatre: ZooZoo November 1, 6 pm
THE LENSIC & SANTA FE OPERA PRESENT
The Met: Live in HD Il Trovatore
October 3, 11 am live / 6 pm encore
October 17, 11 am live October 19, 6 pm encore
October 31, 10 am live
November 21, 10:30 am live
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October October All Saturdays Santa Fe Artists Market. Enjoy fine art and crafts from local juried artists. Find pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture, textiles, and more, 8 am–1 pm, Railyard next to the Farmers Market, santafeartistsmarket.com. October 2–25 Plein Air Painters of New Mexico: Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition. Fifty member artists have been selected to participate in the Annual Juried Exhibition at Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. Although photographs and digital art aren’t allowed, there will be plenty of pastel, oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings ranging in price from $500 to $1,500 during this three-week-long show. Reception October 2, 5–7 pm, Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, 217 Galisteo, papnm.org. October 3–4 El Rito Artist Studio Tour. Twenty-five resident artists open their studios. Studio, gallery, and food stops are marked on maps available online and at the stops. Free, times on website, elritostudiotour.org. October 3–4 Harvest Festival at Las Golondrinas. Join families and foodies to bring in the harvest with villagers as they crush grapes for wine, string chile ristras, make tortillas by hand, bake fresh bread, and more. $8, children under 12 free, 10 am–4 pm, 334 Los Pinos Road, golondrinas.org October 3–4, 10–11 ShowHouse Santa Fe. “Lux New Mex” is this year’s theme. A collaboration among 29 of Santa Fe’s top interior designers, the showpiece home will reinvent traditional Western materials and themes with luxury and sophistication. Net proceeds go to Dollars4Schools.org. Preview gala $100, October 2, 6–9 pm; public tours $25, October 3, 11 am– 6 pm, October 4, 11 am–4 pm; October 10, 11 am–6 pm; October 11, 11 am–4 pm, 831 El Caminito, showhousesantafe.com. October 3–11 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Morning and night lighted flights, laser light shows, contests, music, and concessions fill the 360-acre balloon park. $8 per half-day, Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, balloonfiesta.com. October 9 Harvest Gala: Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Barkin’ Ball. Pets and their people gather for cocktails, dinner, live music, a silent auction, and shopping. $125, 5:30–10 pm, Farmers Market Pavilion, barkinball.org. October 10–12 Abiquiú Artist Studio Tour. Seventy-plus artists and four galleries open to the public. Studio, gallery, and food stops are listed on maps available online and at stops. Free, 10 am–5 pm, abiquiustudiotour.org. October 14–18 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Films, events, and workshops at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, and other locations. Prices and times at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com. October 17 Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out. The road closes to vehicles as painters, sculptors, glass blowers, and more turn out to work outdoors. Restaurants offer specials, and live music fills the air. Free, early morning throughevening, visitcanyonroad.com. October 17–18 Galisteo Artist Studio Tour. Park and walk
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through the village to visit studios where more than two dozen artists work. Studio, gallery, and food stops are listed on maps available online and at each stop. Free, 10 am–5 pm, galisteostudiotour.com.
November November 14 Open Secret—The Rumi Concert. Presented by the Storydancer Project, the poet Rumi is celebrated onstage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in music, song, dance, and storytelling. $30–$100, 7 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, lensic.org. November 20–22 Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. The country’s oldest and largest recycled art market features trash transformed by more than 100 artists into treasures, from art objects to fashion. Includes a Trash Fashion & Costume Contest. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, $5 November 20 general admission, $15–$20 November 20 fashion show, free November 21–22; 5–9 pm November 20; 9 am–5 pm November 21; 10am–5 pm November 22, recyclesantafe.org November 21–22 Santa Fe Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah. A musical rite of the holiday season, featuring the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Lensic Performing Arts Center, $36–$80, 7:30 pm November 21, 4 pm November 22, ticketssantafe.org. November 27–29 Santa Fe Winter Indian Market. More than 200 Native artists from the United States and Canada bring their work to this well-respected show and sale each year. A fashion show features the work of Native designers, and a silent auction benefits the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. Check website for times and prices, Santa Fe Convention Center, swaia.org. November 27–29 Wise Fool’s Circus Luminous. A familyoriented Thanksgiving weekend tradition in the City Different, Wise Fool’s production features aerialists, acrobats, and other performers from throughout Northern New Mexico. $10–$35, 2 pm November 27; 7 pm November 28; 4 pm November 29, Lensic Performing Arts Center, ticketssantafe.org.
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Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
A few miles south of Santa Fe, the arid high desert landscape gives way to a lush, 35-acre natural cienega with a startling abundance of water-loving plants, birds, animals, and insects. Part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve is located on the I-25 frontage road south of Santa Fe, adjacent to El Rancho de las Golondrinas in the village of La Cienega. Three distinct plant communities—riparian/wetland, transitional, and dry uplands—are tucked into this magical preserve, making it a lovely spot for a quiet walk or family outing. The preserve is named for naturalist Leonora Scott Muse Curtin, who came to New Mexico from New York in 1889. Her landmark book Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande compiles her research on naturally growing herbs.—Carolyn Patten Free, May–October, Saturday 9 am–noon, Sunday 1–4 pm. Early access $5, second Saturday, 7 am. Free guided nature walks first and third Saturday, 10 am, 505-471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.com 103
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