Santa Fean October November 2013 Digital Edition

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Interior Design Experts • Fall Art Previews • Seasonal Flower Arrangements

October/November 2013


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“Fall Day in Velarde” (detail) Oil on Panel 38” x 50”

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37 Living with Art

Santa Fe art collectors on bringing their passion home with them

48 Personal Transformation

Kimberly Webber, Light Echo/Osiris, half of a diptych, earth pigments, encaustic, oil on linen, 98 x 60”

An inspired reimagining reveals a home’s true character

54 Santa Fe’s Design Scene

Top interior designers to help you find your style

28 City Different

Encaustic Art Institute, Stardreaming, Storydancer Zuleikha

30 Q+A

Santa Fean Publisher Bruce Adams on the fourthannual Santa Fe Arts Festival

73 Living John Bosshard’s Abiquiú gallery and home, Show House Santa Fe, Ojo Caliente’s new line of home products, Jason Suttle of Constellation Home Electronics on home integration systems

87 Dining

Fall flower arrangements

Omira Bar & Grill, Santa Fe Bite, Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room

34 Santa Fean Scene

94 Events

Friends of the magazine gather at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

October and November happenings

59 New Definitions

The Blue Hole

The evolution of home entertainment systems



32 Santa Favorites


61 Art Painter Raphaëlle Goethals, sculptor Walter Horak, gallery previews

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Create the perfect bouquet or centerpiece with the help of a local florist


24 Publisher’s Note



Interior Design Experts • Fall Art Previews • Seasonal Flower Arrangements


publisher’s note


October/November 2013


elegant estates, art-filled adobes, historic havens

ON THE COVER Photo by Kate Russell Teresa and Tom Walsh’s Tesuque estate was recently reimagined with the help of David Naylor Interiors. Read more beginning on page 48.

LIVE Plaza Webcam “I work at a law firm in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. Santa Fean’s webcam has been a true godsend for me. Recently I was having a particularly rough day, so I logged on, as I do several times a day, to see what was going on in the Plaza. Not only could I see Santa Fe, but I could hear it! Thank you for a beautiful magazine and also for providing me with a window to my favorite place on Earth.”—Mary J. Nungary




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With autumn comes holiday events, social gatherings, and parties. When planning such festivities, we always consider whom we want in our homes: Will the group coalesce despite personal, political, or artistic differences? Is the group diverse enough to keep an event lively and entertaining? Does someone have a negative energy that will bring the rest of us down? Most of us have an eclectic group of acquaintances that reflects the various interests and aspects of our life. Interacting with a mix of personalities allows us to look at each individual with curiosity and fascination as we recognize their uniqueness. Every person has a different effect on us, and every person fits into the context of our life based on what they represent to us. It’s exactly the same thing with the artwork we bring into our homes. As with people, we’re drawn to individual pieces of art for many reasons—although we primarily become hooked because of a mood or a feeling we want to hold on to. Like a good friend who gives me a daily dose of emotion, I want to extract a daily dose of emotion every time I see a particular piece of artwork. Certain works are in certain places in my home because the feelings I get when I look at them are appropriate for the spaces they occupy. In this issue, like no other, we are taking you inside the homes of local art collectors who have this kind of personal relationship with art. In my estimation, their collections are valuable and significant; however, in each case, every piece of art was placed in their home because of the feeling that the particular piece elicited. The placement wasn’t based on a desire to impress. While our taste in friends and in art is specific to each of us, we all are searching (whether consciously or subconsciously) for a certain feeling we wish to extract and experience. In a world where our feelings are not always taken seriously, selecting and placing art is our opportunity to get close to those feelings, even if, like your friends, they’re a bit odd. May this issue of the Santa Fean give you the inspiration to embrace the odd and unusual things (and people) that keep our homes and our lives interesting.


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Q: What was the last major change you made to your home, and why did you make it? “I have long wanted a great room. Five “We recently did a fabulous interior “My wife and I added a room onto years ago we built a 1,400-square-foot remodel of our living room. We our house to give us a little more addition to our home complete with created a gorgeous fireplace surround space and functionality. It’s a media 13-foot ceilings. The addition was from a carved mahogany doorframe room, and it’s the room we use for completed not only as a trophy room from India. We had the walls replaswatching movies and sports and but to allow us to host House Musicals tered with a hard trowel finish and listening to music. The added benefit for the Santa Fe Symphony. The acousinstalled an acacia wood floor. we’ve found is that it’s become a tics are wonderful and we can accom- Our house is a wonderful old adobe wonderful gathering space for friends.” modate 75 to 80 people comfortably. that really needs a facelift inside. —Mark Greenberg, owner, Should have done it long ago!” This was a start!” Greenberg Fine Art —Bob and Charla Nelson, owners, —Catherine Clemens, owner, Manitou Galleries and Palace Jewelers Clemens & Associates 24

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“I was surprised and saddened to read Barbara Tyner’s heartfelt tribute to Louisa McElwain in your August/September issue. My wife and I were introduced to Louisa’s amazing talents 25 years ago during a visit to Santa Fe. Regrettably, we never met her in person, though we’ve remained deeply connected to her art. We own a couple of her landscapes and they are a joy to behold—a welcome reminder of a special place and a visionary artist. While Louisa’s unexpected passing will forever be felt by friends and supporters, she leaves behind a legacy of soul-stirring works certain to inspire generations to come.” —Ira Friedman, Hewlett, NY






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The Encaustic Art Institute in Cerrillos celebrates encaustic art and showcases the ancient medium in its 2,500-square-foot gallery.

A A RT RT Encaustic work dates back to the ancient Greeks, who used beeswax to caulk ship hulls. In encaustic art, mixing beeswax with dammar resin allows the wax to stabilize and become archival. In 2005, Douglas and Adrienne Mehrens founded the Encaustic Art Institute (EAI) in Cerrillos to educate people about encaustic art practices and bring encaustic artwork to a broader audience. Their current aim is to become the premier encaustic art center in the country, and in three to five years they hope to present their permanent, all-encaustic collection to national museums. Encaustic’s versatility and maneuverability are key draws for EAI’s artists, many of whom, Douglas says, have either switched to encaustic from another medium or, for enhancing purposes, have incorporated it “into their main medium—photography, watercolor, oil, or acrylic.” The EAI has 160 members, some 40 percent of whom are based in New Mexico. The EAI’s artists range from beginner to seasoned; membership, at $100 annually, entitles you to have two paintings displayed in the institute’s 2,500 square-foot gallery—a striking orange “pyramid” in the Galisteo River Basin that was designed by Douglas, who began his artistic career as an architect. Anyone interested in encaustic art practices (historians, curators, collectors) is welcome as an EAI member. To inspire new work among its current members, the EAI holds themed exhibitions between April and October. Additionally, it hosts one open-call juried show annually. For more information, visit—Hannah Hoel


Encaustic Art Institute

Temple of Avalon at Stardreaming

stone temple artist INSPIR ATION Using 600 tons and 50 different types of stone, artist James F. Jereb built Stardreaming, a 22-acre complex of architectural structures just south of Santa Fe off NM-14, over the course of a decade. The 13 temples and two additional sculptures (Faery Ring and Rainbow Whale) are collectively called the Temples of the Cosmos, but each labyrinth has its own unique properties, including one-of-a-kind stones, designs, creation stories, and formation times. A modern homage to sacred principles of geometry, alchemy, and magic, the temples, Jereb notes on his website, are intended to create spaces, or portals, that welcome divine energy and healing. “In creating these temples,” he writes, “the stone taught me surrender, trust, love, and humility.” Visitors to Stardreaming, which is open Tuesday through Sunday by reservation only and has a $22 entrance fee, experience something akin to visiting an ancient sanctuary for restorative or self-renewal purposes. Go to stardreaming .org or call 505-474-5847 for more information.—Samantha Schwirck

meaningful movement


PER F OR M A N C E It’s not easy to describe the work of “storydancer” Zuleikha. Her performances, filled with spirit, humor, and creativity, are a pastiche of dance forms and musical genres, of theatrical expression and storytelling. She’s created an art form that’s entirely her own, and she’s been enchanting audiences in her hometown of Santa Fe and around the world for years. On October 4, Zuleikha—whose influences range from the Kathak style of dance to Eastern classical song—will appear in The Rumi Concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in collaboration with poet Coleman Barks, cellist David Darling, and percussionist Glen Velez. The evening ends, as it has for a decade, with Zuleikha—clad in flowing white robes, her arms extended—captivating viewers as she spins, dervish-like, to Barks reading 13th-century Persian poet Rumi’s transcendent verses. Although she’s best known for her storydancing, Zuleikha is highly regarded as a teacher and wellness educator. Having studied, taught, or performed music and dance in San Francisco, Afghanistan, Bali, and Japan, she uses the art of movement to foster creativity, adaptability, and healing. Zuleikha is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization The Storydancer Project, which serves children and adults who are recovering from physical and mental illnesses or facing other challenging life circumstances, and she is the creator of Take a Minute for Your Life, a simple exercise program that increases vitality and resilience. In 2005, Zuleikha received the Humanitarian Award from the journal Pediatric Nursing for her global work with women and children, and in 2010 she received the Images and Voices of Hope Media Award for outstanding work promoting positive personal and social change. For Zuleikha, movement is the key to unlocking well-being across cultures for all ages. “My Take a Minute for Your Life core wellness exercises is a foundation for the expression of wellness,” she says. “It allows for a new outlook in body, mind, and spirit, opening the doors to self-esteem and insightful leadership, and it’s a vehicle for joy and greater wellbeing in the midst of life’s challenges.” For tickets to the October 4 performance of The Rumi Concert, visit or call 505-988-1234.—Zélie Pollon

Storydancer and wellness educator Zuleikha performs in The Rumi Concert with cellist David Darling and percussionist Glen Velez.

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Santa Fe Arts Festival Celebrating its fourth season this fall, the Santa Fe Arts Festival honors the City Different’s vibrant arts scene with a diverse set of events held October 5–November 3. Here, Bruce Adams, publisher of the Santa Fean and a coordinator for the festival, talks about what arts-and-culture lovers have to look forward to.—Amy Hegarty

Is one particular event the centerpiece of the festival? Probably the Canyon Road Paint Out on October 19th. During the event, 100 artists work outside along Canyon Road. It’s mostly painters, but other artists—like sculptors, weavers, and jewelry-makers—participate as well. There will be music, food, and a parade, but ultimately I think the event is so popular

because people like to watch artists work; they like to be able to interact with them and gain insight into their creative processes. What are some of the other events you can participate in throughout the festival? Santa Fe Fashion Week and Design Santa Fe are both big, plus there are a number of artist studio tours in Abiquiú and Galisteo. Fashion Week draws attention to Santa Fe as a fashion-forward town. It features the work of more than a dozen designers, both established and emerging, and it includes things like trunk shows at galleries on Canyon Road and a runway show at Buffalo Thunder [Resort & Casino]. A highlight of Design Santa Fe is an event called Design Dialogue, hosted by Susan Szenasy, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. The event always includes fascinating speakers who are doing innovative work around the world, whether they’re running Architecture for Humanity or designing completely recyclable chairs. Another big event is Art Matters, hosted by

Artist Terrell Powell of Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art takes his work outside during the Canyon Road Paint Out. Below, left: Orchestra students from Aspen Community Magnet School and Capshaw Middle School after marching in the MusicFest parade on Canyon Road.

the Santa Fe Gallery Association. It comprises a series of lectures held at a number of galleries. Some of the guest speakers will be talking about connoisseurship with regard to art acquisition. Many people know they want to buy art, but they don’t know much about art per se and don’t have time to take an art history class. These lectures will be very educational and empowering. What other areas of the arts are represented in the festival? Filmmaking is big, thanks to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, which is entering its fifth year, and so is music. MusicFest, a collaboration with Santa Fe Public Schools, supports music education programs for kids in grades K through 12. Students will perform in galleries on Canyon Road and march in a parade during the Paint Out, and they’ll also play in the Lensic and in private residences. If you’re interested in the arts and culture in general, you’ll be thrilled with the wide variety of events that the Santa Fe Arts Festival has to offer. For more information, visit


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Left: JayChristopher Williams. above: Mike McKee.

For people who are unfamiliar with the event, how would you describe the Santa Fe Arts Festival? The Santa Fe Arts Festival is an umbrella name for a number of arts-related events that happen in town from early October through early November. The idea behind the festival was to let visitors and residents know that this is a great time of year to participate in the arts in Santa Fe. In fall, Santa Fe’s weather is beautiful, its crowds are manageable, and, perhaps as a result, there are lots of great things going on in the arts world.

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in bloom

fall flower arrangements from top local florists by Eve Tolpa photo graph s by G abriella Ma r ks

A black ceramic container at Marisa’s Millefiori holds a grouping of manzanita branches and silk green poppies.

“Nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small it takes time—we haven’t time—and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time,” Georgia O’Keeffe once said. With all due respect to Northern New Mexico’s most famous artist, there are plenty of people in Santa Fe who not only take time to see flowers but also order them, sort them, cut them, arrange them, and deliver them. “Fall is the best time for fresh flowers because of the variety that’s available, and the intense colors are amazing,” says Amanda’s Flowers owner Carol Rose, citing thistle, safflower, berries, and grasses. Amanda’s Flowers ( is a full-service florist. In addition to filling orders for special events and holidays (Valentine’s Day and Mothers’ Day are the biggest, but, Rose says, “You’d be surprised how many people send flowers for Thanksgiving and Christmas”), Rose stocks houseplants, silk flowers, balloons, chocolate, and stuffed animals. Fred Palmer of Artichokes & Pomegranates ( often incorporates food into his work. “If you’ve ever seen an artichoke in blossom,” he says, “it’s absolutely stunning.” Grapes, gourds, and apples are other delectables that find a place in Palmer’s seasonal arrangements. Because there are no autumnal blooms native to the high desert, Palmer likes to improvise using color and says that “large heliconias [have a] repeat chevron design in red and oranges,” which nod both to Southwestern sunsets and Navajo rug imagery. With a background in ikebana, or Japanese flower arrangement, Devan Barron finds that “observing every little An arrangement from Blumen Kenner Exquisite Flowers includes hercules amaryllis, cymbidium orchids, and ash berries in a bookend vase with submerged aspidistra leaves.

In addition to plants and flowers, Amanda’s Flowers sells artwork and a variety of vases, as seen here on display.


A bouquet of eryngium alpinum, kangaroo paws, leucadendron (jester), and montbretia pods at Blumen Kenner Exquisite Flowers.

An arrangement of lilies, tulips, freesia, smoke bush, larkspur, roses, and jasmine vine at Artichokes & Pomegranates.

part of the flower, every curve, is a meditative practice.” His primarily Web-based company, Pacific Floral Design (, began as an importer of Hawaiian flowers, but now it carries the usual suspects (roses, lilies) while the exotics have “become more of a special-order thing,” he says. Tropical flowers are available year-round, but for fall Barron focuses on things like curly willow, preserved leaves, and lisianthus. At New Earth Orchids (, it’s all orchids all the time. From cattleyas to phalaenopsis, “everything we have here is an orchid,” says owner Ron Midgett, who often mixes types together in arrangements. “As long as you can take care of them, they will continue to grow,” he adds, noting that he has a piece of a plant that first bloomed in 1863. For those who don’t want to make provisions for flowers in their will, New Earth offers orchid leasing, giving clients all the ambience with none of the upkeep. Marisa’s Millefiori ( opened in 2008, and since owner Marisa Peluso moved her business to its current downtown location last April, the boutique florist has expanded from being order-based to also offering walk-in customers “something really pretty to pick up and [take to] go,” Peluso says. Peluso loves fall colors—bright sea greens with oranges, reds, and fuchsias—and often incorporates unusual flowers like fern shoots, lotus pods, dahlias, and coxcomb into autumnal arrangements. Her signature piece, a vase of red chiles with James Storie orchids, also suits the season. Kristine Ruesch of Blumen Kenner Exquisite Flowers ( began working with flowers seven years ago. A photographer, she likens her arrangements to floral sculpture. “All of my work is interpretive,” she says. Research is a big part of Ruesch’s approach, whether it’s getting background information on events, the visual context in which her creations will reside, or the senders’ and recipients’ personalities. She also doesn’t hesitate to juxtapose flowers that originate in different regions and climates if they bring out the best in the other’s color or texture. It’s a means, she says, to “encourage people to look at flowers in a certain way.” O’Keeffe would approve. A colorful bouquet with lily, iris, amaranthus, safari sunset, and larkspur, with greenery comprising plumosa, grevillea, and kangaroo paw. At Pacific Floral Design.

A Zen-inspired tropical arrangement at Amanda’s Flowers includes horsetail plants.

An oncidiinae intergeneric hybrid plant with several species and three genera in its genetic makeup. The Aliceara Hilo Ablaze “Hilo Gold,” shown here at New Earth Orchids, has an Award of Merit from the American Orchid Society. santa fean


Dorothee and Gunther Maier, Charlotte Fine Jewelry

Cyndi Conn (right) of Creative Santa Fe, Chas Curtis (left), and Cira Crowell (center)

Anthony Abbate, Abbate Fine Art, Marty Nelson, Metamorphosis Design

Charles and Diane Atwell

Brianne Janes, Darren Vigil Gray, Kristin Johnson of Kristin Johnson Fine Art, Robbi Firestone

Jodi Vevoda, Will Prull, Prull Custom Builders

Alina Boyko, Allison Buchsbaum-Barnett, Kim Alderwick, Patina Gallery

Charles Veilleux, Mark White Fine Art

Marc Rosenberg, Barbara Rosen Jewelry Manuel Monasterio of UBS

Linda and Larry Matthews, Matthews Gallery Bruce Adams, Santa Fean, Douglas Maahs, D Maahs Construction

Victoria Adams of Victoria Adams Jewelry, Steve McKibbin Michael Henington, Michael Henington Fine Art Gallery

Mark Greenberg, Greenberg Fine Art, Gail Grimes Rocky Durham of Santa Fe Culinary Academy, Jody Hegarty Durham

Charles Vann and Mara Christian Harris, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Kathy Haggerty, Jason Appleton

J. D. Noble, the HatSmith of Santa Fe, Douglas Magnus, Magnus Studios

Sandra Finlay and Beth Allen, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Latricia GonzalesMcKosky and Mike McKosky, InArt Santa Fe Gallery, Cynthia Delgado, SFCVB

Richard and Kim White, Statements in Tile/Lighting/ Kitchens/Flooring

Jane Hamilton, Jane Hamilton Fine Art

Lisa Rodgers, Longworth Gallery

Suzanne Fuqua, Humane Society of Sedona, Inger Jirby, Inger Jirby Gallery

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Santa Fe Arts Festival 21 Days of Arts Events! October 5–November 3, 2013


Art, Design, Film, Music & Fashion

October 5–6,11–12

October 19

Show House Santa Fe A collaborative interior design Show House event exhibiting the inspiration of fashion design on interiors: At Home With Fashion. All ticket sales proceeds benefit the community organization Dollars4Schools.

Sixth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out Over 100 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,” you’ll see artists working in a variety of media.

October 12–14 The 20th Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour Experience the unique artistry of the region and explore the local color at this annual event featuring more than 80 artists.

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MusicFest: Canyon Road Parade and Gallery Student Performances A festival parade with marching bands and Mayor Coss takes place at noon, and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon at various galleries along Canyon Road.

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12–3 pm |

October 16–20

October 23–26

The 2013 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival SFIFF presents five days of independent film screenings, community events, and educational workshops. Venues include the Lensic Performance Arts Center, CCA, The Screen, and Warehouse 21 at the Santa Fe Railyard.

Santa Fe Fashion Week Shop and stroll the trunk shows on Canyon Road and then head to Buffalo Thunder for a two-day runway show featuring local and celebrity fashion design talent and live performanes.

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October 30–November 2

The 26th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour The public is invited to tour the private studios and meet the artists who call this classic New Mexican village home.

Design Santa Fe 2013 Explore the symbiotic relationships among craft and technology, process and product. Events include the Design Crawl + Design Dialogue and Workshops.


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October 18–20, 25–27

November 3

Art Matters The Santa Fe Gallery Association sponsors this first annual event with lectures about art collecting and connoisseurship at participating galleries.

MusicFest: Silent Auction Benefit at Bishop’s Lodge A benefit auction for the Santa Fe Public Schools’ K-12 Music Education Programs. Ticket price includes lunch buffet and student entertainment.

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living with art

Santa Fe art collectors on bringing their passion home with them

In a town that famously has more than 200 art galleries and is often cited as the third-largest art market in the country, it’s not surprising that many residents are devoted not just to making art but to buying and collecting it as well. Here, local art-lovers provide an inside look at their favorite Santa Fe artists and galleries and share how they went about incorporating their passion into their life—from working with advisers to designing rooms around favorite pieces.

photographs by Amadeus Leitner

Alison Saar’s wood and copper sculpture Blue Bird sits in the living room of a Las Campanas home.

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Hanging in the powder room is Pieter Schoolwerth’s provocative Head, purchased in New York from the Elizabeth Dee gallery. “I like stuff that’s thoughtful and not just pretty, a little more rough or difficult to digest,” says the collector.

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“The first painting I ever bought was a Robert Motherwell,” says one Santa Fe art collector. “I was very attracted by minimalism on all levels,” she adds, noting that after a period of being thoroughly steeped in that aesthetic, she eventually felt she “needed more storytelling.” Still, it was a minimalist aesthetic that guided her architectural choices, and the home she built upon moving to Santa Fe from Los Angeles has “a big, open, contemporary feel”—one that’s ideal for showcasing the work she loves. (In fact, the space at the end of the living room housing Alison Saar’s Blue Bird sculpture was created especially for that piece.) A background in art history prepared the collector for a lifelong love of visual virtuosity, especially painting, although she notes that she’s now thinking of getting into photography. “When I’m [not at home], I miss my art,” she confesses. “I do! It just enhances your experience of life.”—Eve Tolpa 38

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In the living room, clockwise from the foreground, is Mother and Child, an inherited alabaster sculpture by Sonny Silverstein; a wood and acrylic sculpture, Fly Away, by Alison Saar, purchased in Los Angeles; a painting of cows by Kelly McLane (Angles Gallery, Los Angeles); and Anne Cooper’s beeswax cup sculpture (Charlotte Jackson Fine Art).

The collector commissioned a five-part steel water sculpture from California-based contemporary artist Eric Tillinghast (who earned a BFA from the College of Santa Fe and shows at the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque) to adorn the entrance at the front of her house.

Santa Fe painter and filmmaker Ali Silverstein created the commissioned piece Celeste, which hangs on a large wall in the master bedroom. (“Everyone just calls it ‘The Big Baby,’” says the homeowner.) Around the corner in the master bath is another commission by the same artist, this one an untitled painting of two young brothers.


In the entrance, a painting of a Tibetan girl by Zhang Li (Mountain Trails Gallery) hangs above 19th-century Chinese brass pots and a jade bowl (Phoenix Gallery, New York). Through the archway is a painting by Tricia Higgins Hurt; to its left is a pastel by Roger Williams (Joe Wade Fine Art).

Santa Fe Zen

“I love Santa Fe—the food, the atmosphere, the cultural diversity, the art. I think it’s the most interesting place in the United States,” says this homeowner, who visited for more than 25 years before buying a second home here in 2011. Travel and collecting are inextricably linked for the Gloucester, Massachusetts–based lawyer. “I buy what I like, and I tend to go in certain directions,” he says. Those directions, more often than not, are eastward—toward Asia, specifically. With decades of globetrotting under his belt, the homeowner has amassed a wide range of antiques and artifacts “purchased as part of a trip, as part of an experience.” Many of his Chinese and Tibetan pieces have a pared-down, “almost modern” aesthetic, which affords them harmonious relationships with Southwestern, Native American, and contemporary art. “I combine all these elements and arrange them in an orderly way,” he says. “It makes for a serene environment.”—ET 40

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This wood carving by Howard Shupe (John Isaac Antiques & Folk Art, Albuquerque) symbolizes the holy trinity. “I’m interested in religion,” says the homeowner. “Most art, historically, was religious. It’s only in the modern era that it wasn’t an expression of an attempt to find meaning.”

The living room “lends itself to art, because it’s got those hard plaster walls, which go very well with an Asian aesthetic,” the homeowner notes. A brass Indian astrolabe (Seret & Sons) is suspended over the fireplace. On the mantel is an alabaster sculpture called Song of the Canyon by Robert Garcia. To its right hangs Roger Williams’s Prayer and Peter Krasnow’s Market Scene, New York (bought at auction). On the wall perpendicular is a still life by David Riedel (Total Arts Gallery, Taos).


The tranquility of the enclosed “Santa Fe Zen” garden at the front of the house is enhanced by Oreland Joe’s marble sculpture Hopi from Whitewater (Wadle Galleries). “It’s a little more abstract than a lot of the pieces he does,” the owner says.



The front portal features a mixed-media (stone, metal, recycled materials) bell sculpture by Doug Adams. Next to it is a likeness of Krishna, made of a carved wooden panel covered with metal (Seret & Sons), and a fountain from Stone Forest. “It’s very serene,” the homeowner says.

The homeowner has trekked extensively in Asia (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma, among other countries), and his home’s design scheme is predominantly Eastern, with some added Southwestern and contemporary touches like this mixed-media book art piece, one of a pair he owns by Patricia Pearce (ViVO Contemporary).

An alternate view of the home’s entrance showcases a variety of Asian antiques, including a heart-shaped Tibetan traveling shrine and a pair of Chinese horseshoe-backed chairs, as well as a portrait of a Japanese woman by Roseta Santiago, who shows at Blue Rain.

The homeowner is still struck by the uncanny way this small stone piece by Jean Juhlin depicts the motion of the wind. “I bought that probably 20 years ago at what was then El Prado Gallery, on the Plaza,” he says. “I haunt the galleries. I’m in them all the time.”

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art for art’s sake

Joan Allaire has been collecting art since the 1970s and knows what she likes. “I believe in art for art’s sake,” she says. “I’m very pure that way. It’s like the art comes to me— there’s a gravitational pull. When I like a piece, I work it into the decor.” Allaire’s latest pieces hail from GVG Contemporary on Canyon Road, a gallery owned and run by husband-and-wife duo Ernst Gruler and Blair Vaughn-Gruler. “I very much like the sort of free-flow that Ernst puts into his painting and the texture in Blair’s,” Allaire notes. “I’ve always liked embossing and unusual, colorful art.” Though she’s lived everywhere from New York to Vancouver, Allaire says that Santa Fe is her favorite city so far. The art she currently has on display reflects how her taste has changed over the years. “I love everything in my place right now, but I have tons of other art in the closet and in the garage from past versions of myself,” she says. Though Allaire’s fine art collection continues to grow, her favorite pieces are those done by emerging artists. “I have a watercolor painting that I love called Pineapple Princess from Austin, Texas. It was made by the assistant manager of Whole Foods,” she says. “I saw her work and said, ‘I’ve got to have it!’”—K. Annabelle Smith

The living room features the work of local artist Ernst Gruler, owner of GVG Contemporary on Canyon Road, and pieces by emerging artists that Allaire acquired when living in Vancouver and Austin. Gruler’s acrylic and gold leaf mixed media on panel piece Everything Changes hangs over the mantel. The lamp (right corner), with a stone base and handmade paper shade, is an example of Gruler’s latest foray into sculpture. The piece was inspired by the maple saplings in his home state of Michigan.


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Allaire placed Blair Vaughn-Gruler’s oil on wood on canvas piece Aperiodic Tessellations III in juxtaposition with her husband Ernst Gruler’s gold leaf mixed media on panel work Floating (not shown). “It provides contrast between Ernst’s free-floating energy and Blair’s three-dimensional work,” Allaire says. “It gives more order to the room.” The two paintings on the right are from Johnny Friedlaender’s series of five etchings in Allaire’s collection.

eclectic collection

“I don’t feel that you can visit this wonderful state and not be inspired in some way by the incredible creativity here,” says a Santa Fe homeowner who made her first trip to New Mexico in 1980. When she and her husband moved to the area 16 years ago, they decorated their home with the works they had collected over the years— works that have come primarily from galleries in Santa Fe and Taos and from Indian Market. “We had several large walls that needed rather big pieces and several niches that were perfect for sculptures,” she notes. “We are pretty eclectic in our collecting. We started with mostly sculpture and clay figures and some New Mexico landscapes. Then, when we moved into the home in Santa Fe, we became interested in more contemporary work, yet with a Southwestern flair.” Today, the couple, who have worked closely with art consultant Charles Veilleux over the years, still enjoy being involved in Santa Fe’s art scene, frequently visiting local galleries and participating in Friday Night Art Walks on Canyon Road.—Samantha Schwirck

In the sitting room, two colorful wooden masks carved by Gregory Lomayesva rest on a coffee table. On the far wall are sculptures by Gib Singleton from Galerie Züger (left niche), Tim Cherry from Meyer Gallery (center with iron table), and Dave McGary from Meyer Gallery (right niche).

The living room fireplace is flanked by a bronze and brass buffalo sculpture by Rebecca and Gene Tobey (far right) and a painting titled Cochiti by Chuck Sabatino (far left), purchased at McLarry Fine Art. An unsigned painting hangs above the fireplace, while a bronze and brass sculpture by Kim Obrzut (purchased at Indian Market) sits on the hearth.

Joan Bohn’s The Four Seasons, an oil painting from Crossroads Contemporary Gallery, was the first piece of art the owners purchased after buying their home. Gib Singleton’s bronze scupture The Dove, from Galerie Züger, sits in front of it. “We love Gib’s work and actually have six pieces of his throughout the house,” says the homeowner.

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Griffith’s bedroom exemplifies her diverse aesthetic. Wingback chairs and a camelback loveseat (all Chippendale) surround a Turkish cloverleaf table, while on a table at the foot of the American Heritage rice canopy bed (a traditional gift to newlyweds) sits a bronze sculpture of an iris (Sage Creek Gallery).

an eye for beauty

“I have very eclectic taste in art and furnishings. I never buy anything that matches,” says T. J. Griffith, a former Dallas resident who had visited Northern New Mexico since childhood and made her permanent home here five years ago. “Wherever I’ve been, I’ve always found pieces of beauty that I’ve wanted to live with,” she says, noting that her career has taken her all over the world. “I designed the house myself specifically for art display,” although, she adds, it’s not intended to be a showcase, as such; rather, it’s “a modest home” that’s “warm, inviting, and comfortable.” Acquiring works of art is something Griffith does for her own “peace, serenity, and beauty,” she says. “I see something and it makes me happy, whether it’s a rose in my garden or a painting on my wall.”—ET

On a sidewall in the living room hangs Videa (from S. R. Brennen Galleries) by American portraitist Nelson Shanks, who’s captured likenesses of Bill Clinton and Princess Diana, among others. Around the corner is a collection of Koshare pieces by Santa Fe–based Navajo artist Armond Lara.


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“Wherever I’ve been, I’ve always found pieces of beauty that I wanted to live with,” says T. J. Griffith.

Three-hundred-year-old etched glass doors from a French castle arboretum, restored and installed by Santa Fe Fine Finishing, separate the living and dining rooms. Ferdinando De Luca’s bronze Seated Flapper Toasting a Glass (purchased from a private collector in Henderson, Texas) is a focal point of the former, while a triptych from painter Shane Wolf’s Eidolon series (S. R. Brennen Galleries) graces the latter.

“I had a company in Australia for years,” says Griffith, who bought this squash blossom necklace (above) in a hotel gift shop in Melbourne. It hangs above an assortment of concho belts; the ones at each end are SWAIA blue-ribbon winners, and two are from Manitou Galleries (second from left and fifth from left).

Each of these nine dining room cubicle windows (above) has its own dimmer switch and contains crystal procured on Griffith’s many trips to Europe: Baccarat (port decanter, vase, and bear); Daum (green vase, cactus dish, green amaryllis); Lalique (two bottles); Waterford (vase); and Fabergé (martini shaker).

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York likes to group art intuitively. “It seems to come together and feel right,” she says. Her bronze herd sits on a shelf made by Ben Forgey and beneath Soul Mates by the late painter Louisa McElwain (trade). “Louisa, like me, really enjoyed riding horses,” she says. “It will always remind me of her to see mares and foals together.”

A long hallway known as the home’s “spirit room” contains a selection of books on religion, a bronze of St. Francis by santero Marco Oviedo (trade), and a hammered tin piece by Colette Hosmer housing a delicate bird skeleton (trade), which York characterizes as a “contemporary take on honoring the spirit helpers.”

York requested the large painting at the far left from Poteet Victory (trade) because the imagery reminded her of orchids, which she raises. Next to that hangs Shonto Begay’s Ancient Ones, which she purchased directly from the artist. The rocking chair, commissioned from Ben Forgey, is made of driftwood collected in Abiquiú.

deeply personal

Award-winning wildlife sculptor Star York, whose work is shown at Manitou Galleries, first came to Santa Fe from the East Coast in 1985. A year later, she acquired a painting by Donna Howell-Sickles—“The first piece I bought,” she says, having been moved by the painter’s sense “of joy, the celebration of life, the courage to be yourself.” That deeply personal perspective is something York brings to her collecting aesthetic. First and foremost, she is drawn to art that “has some emotional depth to it, rises above craft, and has some content.” Not surprisingly, many pieces in her Abiquiú home reflect “specific emotional connections, because [the artists] are friends of mine,” she says. In the modern world, “we don’t often communicate heart-to-heart. Having pieces of art that remind me of those connections on a daily basis is very important to me in terms of grounding.”—ET 46

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Greatest Gift, which sits outside the home’s entrance, is an enlargement of a smaller bronze York created for her husband’s birthday. “One of my goats would sometimes come out and sit on the wall next to the pedestal,” she says. “He fell in love with the raven.”

The foyer has “more lighthearted energy,” York says, with several images of Koshares lining the high wall. To their right are two cowgirl paintings by Donna Howell-Sickles. (The top piece was purchased at Ed Morgan Gallery in Taos, and the bottom piece was a gift from the artist.) The bronzes flanking the door are York’s; her husband, Jeff Brock, made their bases.

York’s bronze sculpture Pair of Jacks pays homage to the generations of jackrabbits that populate the artist’s property—especially the land right outside her husband’s studio. “The dogs won’t chase them if Jeff is there,” she says. “[The rabbits] get quite comfortable and fat and happy.”

Many pieces in sculptor Star York’s Abiquiú home reflect “specific emotional connections, because the [artists] are friends of mine,” York says.



an inspired reimagining reveals a home’s true character by Amy Gross photographs by Kate Russell


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wo years ago, when Tom and Teresa Walsh purchased their second home, an 11-acre estate in Tesuque, the house they inherited epitomized the contemporary aesthetic, with neutral palettes, hard angles, and smooth finishes. It was beautifully built and sited—there was a pool, guesthouse, and corral in addition to horse stables and jaw-dropping views of the Sangre de Cristos—but the main home’s interiors were masculine and monochrome, almost sterile. Teresa, one of the cofounders of directsale jewelry giant Silpada, couldn’t bear the idea of such a stunning home wasting away in architectural neutrality. As a jewelry designer, world traveler, and all-around creative soul, she knew she had to put her stamp on a place that begged for personality. Outfitting a 13,500-square-foot house and guesthouse is no easy task, however, especially when one lives 700 miles away. So the Walshes turned to Santa Fe design guru David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors for guidance. “Teresa was a designer’s dream client,” Naylor says. “She just wanted to create.” There was no question that the feel of the home had to change. At the very least, as assistant designer and project manager Betsy Bauer says, the place “needed some humanizing.” The issue, then, was defining the home’s style. “Contemporary is so forward in my industry,” says Naylor. “I don’t agree that it has to be, and Teresa doesn’t either. It’s easy to put clothes on a contemporary structure; it’s much harder to dress a contemporary structure in a different style.” Naylor loves blending modern and ancient cultures to create a well-traveled look—an approach that aligned beautifully with the homeowner’s rather nomadic flair. With several guest wings and a sprawling floor plan, it would have been easy to simply focus on decorating individual rooms, but designers rarely take the easy route. “Our challenge was to tie the house together—to make sure it flowed,” Naylor says. Ultimately, it was Teresa’s wildly eclectic collection of international and local art that provided the anchor for the design. Naylor’s team gathered and placed hundreds of her beautiful items throughout the home. Formerly neutral, empty surfaces were soon brimming with artwork and objects at almost every turn: a collection of Asian carvings in a powder room; vintage Pacific Island mud october/november 2013

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In the informal dining area off the kitchen, bead tassels designed by Nubia Domres adorn red corset-style chair coverings.

Naylor enjoys selecting “traveled pieces, antiques, and natural pure-form pieces,” like the teak slab coffee table from Indonesia seen here. “The coffee table relaxes the structure and invites an ease to the seating arrangement,” he says.

Antique Japanese ikats, fronted by stands inlaid with Persian lapis granite, soften up the stone and metal of a pass-through fireplace.


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cloths, carefully framed, hanging in the master bedroom; twin 17th-century Chinese boxes in the informal living area; large pieces of slate-colored coral in a guest bedroom; 4th-century ceremonial bowls from Burma in an alcove Naylor calls “a celebration of turquoise.” Naylor and Bauer recognized that what Teresa brought to the table was a passion for her own art: jewelry making. Underscoring that passion was a professional’s attention to detail and appreciation for high-quality materials. “The way Teresa talks about her sources for beads and silver is a lot like the way we go after sourcing fabric and leather,” Naylor says, noting the homeowner’s touch on throw pillows and window panels painstakingly fringed in beads, bone, silver, and glass. When Teresa made it clear that she was eager to make things for her home that didn’t exist elsewhere, Naylor and Bauer realized they had picked up the design gig of a lifetime. Many of the furniture and accent pieces throughout the house were conceptualized by the trio and brought to life in Naylor’s workroom. The team is particularly proud of a distinctive set of dining room chairs they created: Red leather encases a floral embossed leather; the two fabrics then lace up the back of each chair, corset-style. In a guest bedroom, a cowhide casually draped over a headboard inspired a design frenzy between Teresa, Naylor, and Bauer. “We drew it up so organically and quickly,” Naylor says. The hide, now stretched taut around the large, squared-off headboard and embellished with bolts and conchas, is a quasi-rustic touch. A matching cowhide-covered chest rests beneath an antique panel, while twin Chinese chests serve as nightstands. Asian Cowboy? Sure, why not? Teresa and Tom, whose other home is in Kansas, spend about six months a year in Tesuque, including several weeks during the holidays. To say that Teresa is a big fan of holiday decorating would be an understatement: Naylor and Bauer typically devote months to elaborately “Christmas-ifying” the house. In the summer, the Walshes come to Santa Fe to take advantage of dry, warm days and delightfully cool evenings—with the added perk of being able to do so from a stunning mountain-view vantage point. Like their interior counterparts, the

Vintage and custom international textiles adorn the walls and floors of the master bedroom. A life-size African Nouveau stoneware statue by American artist Woodrow Nash (Galerie Züger) stands in the vestibule between the bedroom and master bath.

Naylor used buffalo hides in the bath to create soft tactile effects. The shower, hidden behind a vertical tile wall and round soaking tub, is bathed in light from the windows that surround it and from a curved skylight above it.

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A collection of international treasures Naylor calls “a celebration of turquoise� rests on a Syrian table from his workshop. Pieces include a Belgian weaving from Turner Carroll Gallery, large pots from Santa Kilim, Burmese ceremonial pots, and a Thai wood sculpture. 52

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THE LENSIC & THE SANTA FE OPERA PRESENT September Song, an eight-foot-high bronze bell by J. G. Moore (McLarry Fine Art), sits in the home’s entryway on a custom-made pedestal by David Naylor. Graded American Clay wall colors echo the colors in the sculpture.

home’s outdoor spaces are colorful, comfortable, and all about relaxing. A pool house with a full outdoor kitchen, multiple covered sitting spaces, and a five-foot-tall gas fireplace center around an infinity-edge pool. The pool’s shallow “beach” is the perfect spot to park a chair, set up an umbrella, and get your toes wet as you take in the mountains directly ahead. Reimagining the Walshes’ home—which the owners have dubbed the T & T Ranch—has been an immensely satisfying project for Naylor and Bauer. But once creative juices have begun flowing, it’s hard to make them stop. Designers are never quite finished. Says Naylor with a wink: “We may rethink the barn at some point.”

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As far as Jennifer Ashton is concerned, when it comes to interior design, it all starts with art—artwork a client already owns and artwork selected during the collaborative process of designing a room or home. “I get the art conversation started early, to see how the clients are moved by it,” says the owner of Jennifer Ashton Interiors ( “That gives us a starting point for a room and might help establish a whole color palette.” Ashton’s own aesthetic evolved from a strong interest in fashion, a multicultural background growing up in Los Angeles, and the influence of a mother deeply absorbed in art, fashion, and design. As a child, she helped decorate the family home and tagged along with her mother on shoestring-budget excursions to thrift shops, clothing jobbers, and textile sellers in search of treasures for her mother’s boutique. Later she studied art at the University of California, Los Angeles, eventually transferring to Fullerton College to earn a degree in liberal arts and interior design. “I discovered myself not so much as an artist but as creative, inspired, and artistic,” she says. That creativity contributed to the success of two retail home and gourmet boutiques Ashton owned for 15 years in Southern California. In 2001, she settled in Santa Fe with her husband and two children, working with local designers for several years before establishing her own firm in 2012 in an artful downtown Santa Fe office. While her personal aesthetic leans toward the highly eclectic, she spends time whenever possible in clients’ existing spaces to get a clear sense of their interests and tastes. “I like the relational aspect of being an interior designer,” she notes. “You’re in their house, in their comfort zone.” Ashton’s talent has already earned her significant attention. She won the Best of Remodeling 2013 Award for the Santa Fe–Albuquerque area for a kitchen project, and she’s currently contributing her design expertise to a Santa Fe development comprising more than 50 new single-family contemporary homes. Whether working on an entire house or an individual room, Ashton says, “I always go back to the premise of living with beauty and joy.”—Gussie Fauntleroy


Jennifer Ashton Interiors (here and below)

“I get the art conversation started early, to see how the clients are moved by it,” says Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors.

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Jennifer Ashton

Lisa Samuel’s design practice is guided by a particular philosophy—or “feel-osophy,” as she puts it: “People want to really feel good in their space, and no one is exactly the same.” Not surprisingly, her approach is very personal, intimate, and subjective. “I love people,” she says. “I really want to know what makes them tick.” Samuel spent 20 years working with mechanical and electrical engineers producing construction documents. After raising two children, she went back to school, got a degree in interior design, and founded Samuel Design Group ( She recommends hiring a designer even before an architect or builder. “When you can get a strong team together at the beginning,” she says, “you will absolutely end up with a spectacular result.” Samuel describes her personal style as “earthy, modern sophistication.” It’s a fine line to walk, though, because “even in using natural materials, you can make them look too glitzy or too shiny.” Northern New Mexico has had a profound influence on Samuel’s artistic vision. “My family has been in Santa Fe for four generations before me,” she says. “I can help people avoid becoming victims of Santa Fe style because I really do understand [the region’s appeal].”­—Eve Tolpa

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Michael Violante and Paul Rochford

If you really want to know what somebody likes, go shopping with them. “If you’re an observer, when you watch a client’s reactions, it becomes very clear what makes them happy,” says Michael Violante of Violante & Rochford Interiors ( That’s one of the ways he and partner Paul Rochford uncover their clients’ preferences and personalities when it comes to home interiors. Violante grew up in Chicago and Kentucky and, after moving to Santa Fe in 1990, served as vice president of design for American Country Collection (now ACC) for 18 years. Rochford was born and raised in Santa Fe and met Violante after hiring him to decorate his home. The two developed a friendship that blossomed into both a personal and professional relationship. Today, Violante and Rochford work on projects around the country. Their designs have been featured in national and regional publications, and their personal home, an eastside cottage, was part of this year’s Santa Fe Botanical Garden vintage gardens tour. The two travel extensively, gathering design ideas wherever they go. “We don’t have a stamped look,” Violante says. “We gear everything to the client. It is their home. Our main issues are integrity, honesty, and communication with clients, whether short- or longterm—and making it fun.”—GF october/november 2013

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Core Value Interiors (here and right)

Edy Keeler

“As a kid, my dad was an estimator with Pittsburgh Plate Glass. We crawled around jobsites when glass-curtain-wall high-rises were the hot new thing,” says Edy Keeler. “And my mom repainted every three years, giving me a love for offbeat colors—like the au courant limey pea green in our living and dining rooms.” Founder of Core Value Interiors (, Keeler now specializes in working with colors, finishes, and accent pieces to create fresh, inviting spaces both locally and abroad. Keeler’s professional background includes stints in the publishing, fashion, and design industries, and her eclectic work has been featured in national magazines like Architectural Digest. “I like to [create] surprising color palettes and have fun repurposing materials, mixing old with new,” Keeler says. “Of late, I love working with art collections of all kinds, helping to select art and fitting in someone’s cherished thing, whatever it is, so that it works.” Keeler most enjoys projects where she is involved from the very start. “I like to have a hand in material specifications and be out in the field enough to catch things and make them better,” she says. “It’s more of an old-style approach, where not every detail is pinned down in a drawing.” When the project has, in Keeler’s words, “great bones,” she adds furnishings and interior accents with a light touch. In August, a home she collaborated on with architect Robert Zachry and builder Tierra Concepts (above and top right) won the Grand Hacienda Award in the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes.—Samantha Schwirck


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Emily Mingenbach-Henry

At first glance, it may seem an improbable background for an interior designer: growing up in a crumbling, perpetually unfinished adobe on actor Dennis Hopper’s Rainbow Commune in Taos. For Emily Mingenbach-Henry, however, that life provided rich aesthetic and creative influences that she would later incorporate into her work as owner of Emily Henry Interiors ( “I understand more every day what a gift [growing up in that environment] was—total support for the creative spirit,” she says. On the commune, Mingenbach-Henry lived amid WPA-era dressers, midcentury-modern Knoll and Herman Miller chairs, antique Navajo rugs and pottery, and cutting-edge contemporary art by Larry Bell and Kenneth Price. After attending college in Wisconsin, she moved to Santa Fe and, in 2001, established her own design company. One of her first projects was a Tierra Concepts home that earned the Grand Hacienda Award in the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes. Mingenbach-Henry collects design ideas from sources globally and also draws inspiration from Northern New Mexico culture, history, and craftsmanship. She recently developed her own artisan-crafted line of furniture, Millicent (, which features simple, clean, midcentury-modern forms in fine-grained poplar and sugar pine.—GF

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Emily Henry Interiors (here and above, right)

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Jamie Stoilis

Jamie Stoilis always knew she wanted to design living spaces, and she’s been doing just that for 22 years. The Denver native earned a degree in interior design from the Colorado Institute of Art and settled into Santa Fe in 2001. Three years ago she founded J Stoilis Design (, her full-service firm that specializes in bathroom and kitchen design. The nine years she spent as a designer for Hunter Custom Homes gave her a solid foundation in all aspects of creating a house from the ground up. Finish work was, and continues to be, a big part of Stoilis’s purview: windows and beams, hard surfaces, cabinetry, tiles, countertops. In terms of aesthetic, Stoilis says, “I love neutral palettes with splashes of color, and I like an environment to feel very organic in nature.” Stoilis is particularly excited about a project she’s overseeing for the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, reordering the organization’s office space in the historic Hewitt House on Lincoln Avenue. The work areas will be made more ergonomic, efficient, and flowing, but nothing structural can be done to the building. Whatever the job, though, Stoilis is clear about one thing: “It’s never done by an individual. It’s 100 percent a team effort. Ultimately,” she adds, “it’s the client who gets the most out of it—and that’s why you are in it in the first place.”—ET

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Pam Duncan

While design firm Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors ( is well-known for its work with antiques, owner Pam Duncan and her team are equally gifted in the art of contemporary design. “I enjoy the historical stuff, but I enjoy it all,” Duncan says. “The variety of adjusting to a client’s needs intrigues me more than a particular style or period does.” Duncan’s designers primarily seek a “timeless look. Something not too trendy,” she notes. “New or old, it has to have a certain patina, an authenticity or substance.” Duncan attended the University of Arizona and studied interior design, history, art history, and studio art. She followed her husband, Don, to Santa Fe in the early 1990s and launched her design firm with partners Anne Gale and George Wiseman in 1993. Shortly thereafter Wiseman passed away and Duncan bought Gale out. Since then, Duncan has worked on homes by noted architects like John Gaw Meem and on the historic Gerald R. Cassidy house on Canyon Road. Part of working with clients is ferreting out their priorities and taking care of them first, Duncan says. “We try to let the client and the home itself give us guidance as to what it is supposed to be.”—Zélie Pollon

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Wiseman & Gale & Duncan Interiors (here and left)

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David Naylor Interiors (here and right)

David Naylor David Naylor is all about emphasizing and reconciling opposites. He likes, for example, to juxtapose a piece that is classic and antique with something contemporary, and he sees similarities between compromise in interior design and compromise in marriage. In both cases, he says, “opposites attract.” Regarding decor, he urges his clients to think in terms of diversity rather than homogeneity, noting, “it really creates a unique, unusual tension in a house.”

“Clients get jazzed when they look at a piece they’ve had forever in a different context,” says David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors Naylor, who studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art, got his start renovating and flipping houses, mainly as a hobby. He came to Santa Fe in 1987 and felt his creativity continue to expand. In 1997, he got a job with Visions Design Group, and two years later he bought the company. Naylor now runs David Naylor Interiors (, the showroom and office on St. Francis where he has been since 2004. A lot of his passion lies in custom repurposing of furniture. “What we try to do is find great pieces that the client provides and create pieces that don’t exist,” he says. “Clients get jazzed when they look at a piece they’ve had forever in a different context. It makes people see their history in a different way.” Naylor’s own style could be described as sumptuous and multilayered. (The book he wrote on the subject is fittingly called Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation.) He views eclecticism as a way to sustain visual interest and keep a variety of elements in play simultaneously. It was this approach—plus that spirit of juxtaposition and compromise—that he brought to the remodel of the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion, completed in 2007. “I was so in my element,” he says of the experience. Up next is co-chairing Show House Santa Fe in October, where he joins a number of colleagues in decorating a home provided by Sotheby’s to benefit Dollars4Schools. Design is a highly interactive business, and Naylor emphasizes the importance of listening beyond what clients tell him verbally. “People want to be pushed,” he says. “If I give them exactly what they say they want, they tend to be a little disappointed. They want to be stretched.”—ET


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Annie O’Carroll Interior Design

Interior designer Annie O’Carroll has been helping people create aesthetic balance, proportion, and harmony in their homes and businesses for more than 20 years. Before she began designing, O’Carroll, who owns Annie O’Carroll Interior Design (, worked as a sales manager in the travel industry, which allowed her to explore visual styles in places like Asia and Europe. “Travel truly launched my love of design,” she says. “I found the opportunity and the courage to leave a successful career and pursue my passion for creating beautiful interiors.” O’Carroll’s work typically starts at the very beginning of the production process, when floor plans materialize for a new home or remodeling project. As such, she often finds herself collaborating not only with the client but with the architect and builder as well. “I start with a furniture plan because that informs things like circulation, floor-plug outlets, and lighting and gets us right into the heart of the project,” O’Carroll says. “When I’m fortunate enough to be involved from the beginning, there’s time to make changes that will impact how the home ultimately functions. Being involved from inception all the way through to furniture and art placement is extremely rewarding.” Though the designer’s style fluctuates based on the project at hand, she describes the majority of her work as contemporary, often characterized by clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and “a sense of place.” In the past, O’Carroll has worked on local institutions like the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion and the Spa at Las Campanas in addition to residential interior and exterior spaces. Today, she’s most excited about her involvement in a comprehensive remodel of a contemporary barn house along the Pecos River. The home will feature reclaimed and locally sourced materials. “The project has had a few twists and turns, but it’s on its way to a spectacular result,” she says. Remodeling, though often challenging, is one of O’Carroll’s favorite parts of her job. “It’s completely different from working with new construction,” she says. “Like putting one big puzzle together.”—SS

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Home theater systems are becoming more accessible than the traditional dark, private screening rooms of the past. “Dedicated theaters are inconvenient,” says Jody Feyas, owner of EZTV Install. “It’s become an antiquated thought. We’re putting in local systems throughout the house, where each TV is a small theater, so to speak.” “TVs are more affordable than ever,” notes Phil Murray, marketing manager of Denver-based ListenUp, which serves Santa Fe out of its Albuquerque location, “and audio components also provide levels of performance-forthe-price that were unheard of even 10 years ago.” More TVs with better sound means quality viewing in any room. Surround-sound speakers are an ideal component, but Feyas says sound bars can hook to televisions and simulate the effect of room-wide audio. “It literally sounds like the speakers are behind you,” he says, and there’s no need for cluttered installation projects with buried wires. Flat-panel TVs are ubiquitous by now, but what to watch? Options are expanding as fast as technology, and DVD collections are quickly becoming relics. “The trend is toward more cloud-based applications, without the necessity for huge amounts of local storage,” says Murray. “There are already a number of streaming devices for entertainment, such as Apple TV, PlayStation, Xbox, etc., and the performance and capabilities of these components will continue to get better.” So will options for home viewing. The next step up from high definition is 4K Ultra HD, with a picture that’s “four times clearer than 1080p HDTV,” Murray says. Feyas calls 4K, demonstrated at EZTV’s West Cordova Road showroom, “3-D without glasses.” Pass the popcorn.

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EZTV Install’s 4K showroom

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Bruce Cody, Nigh Street Spectrum, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

Bruce Cody’s oil paintings evoke America’s past and present through depictions of vintage diners, drive-ins, and corner cafés. The pieces, which focus on ordinary landscapes of California and the Southwest, often elicit a common question. “Everyone always asks about Bruce’s works: ‘Where is this?,’” says gallery owner Mark Greenberg. The title of the artist’s latest one-man show, It Could Be Anywhere (Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon,, October 11–October 31, reception October 11, 5–7 pm), offers an answer.—Eve Tolpa

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Raphaëlle Goethals

Raphaëlle Goethals’s early works were imbued with the philosophical ideals of Foucault and Kristeva and the visual aesthetics of 15th-century Flemish painters. In her newest endeavor, an ongoing project called Dust Stories that features large abstract works, the Belgian-born artist moves away from past influences and instead draws inspiration from something more personal. “There’s a real trust in a certain intuitive intelligence, and I think that’s really where this work came from,” says Goethals, who shows in Santa Fe at Wade Wilson Art. She generates these particular paintings knowing that they are not about formal concepts or colors but about depth and resonance—particularly emotional resonance. Each of the works in Dust Stories contains around 70 to 100 (sometimes more) very thin layers of encaustic that provide translucency and create that resonance. Goethals embeds color and textural elements within and between the layers, hinting at the nuances of these seemingly simple works, and she uses 62

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Dust Stories 910, encaustic on panel, 60 x 50"

circles subversively, referring to a traditional artist’s grid, which, given the spontaneous nature of Dust Stories, is not needed here. “I really do not find anything narrative,” Goethals says. “In fact, I think the substance of the work happens after you get rid of all that, after you get rid of the stories. It’s painting about painting, really. Ultimately that’s the artist’s subject. I no longer need to hang a story on [my work].” The pieces in Dust Stories seek to create a bridge between expression and restraint, between the personal and the universal. They are reflective

Peter Burega Water Song oCtoBer 11– 28, 2013 Opening Reception:

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“There’s a real trust in a certain intuitive intelligence, and I think that’s really where this work came from.” of an internal landscape and the ways in which human beings are vulnerable to the passing of time. “You cannot arrive at beauty without troughing through everything else,” Goethals says. “It’s the offset of the terrible, the dreadful, the underside. It has nothing to do with creating a pretty landscape. The work has to come from a level of resonance. It’s life and death. What else is there? The profoundly human life and death experience.” The paintings in Dust Stories are also a response to the increasing pace of a technology-driven world. They evoke a need for stillness, inner awareness, and contemplation—What is it that connects each one of us? Can we still make that connection despite technological distractions?—and they reveal something new upon each viewing. “It’s what makes us human and I think that’s where art reaches us at that cellular level. That profound need to reconnect with something bigger than us,” Goethals says. “Art should be seen and not heard.”

Water Song No.1, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 48 × 48 inches

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200 – B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 phone 505.984.2111 fax 505.984.8111



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Paolo Cavinato, Interior Projection #2, filament and pigment, 29 x 29"


Five Theories Canyon Road Contemporary, 403 Canyon October 18–October 28, reception October 18, 5–7 pm Five artists present five new series at Canyon Road Contemporary. Cyndia Harlan’s Colorscapes walks the line between realism and abstraction; Mark Horst examines the figure in Procession: Experiments in Motion; and Tanner Lawley explores couples’ physical, emotional, and spiritual connections in Soul Mates of the Southwest. Both Travis Bruce Black’s Chirp and Lance Green’s Animals of the Absurd center on fauna, but from very different perspectives.—ET

Poulo Cavinato, Interior Projection #2 – Filament and pigment

Paolo Cavinato + Peter Ogilvie William Siegal Gallery is pleased present an exhibition of new works b William Siegal Gallery, to 540 S Guadalupe Paolo Cavinato and Peter Ogilvie. The show will open September 27, 2013 with Through a reception from 526 – 7 pm, and runs through October 26, 2013 October 540 S. Guadalupe Street in the Railyard District. Two very different artists Arts explore dimensionality and geometric abstraction. Former commercial photographer Peter Ogilvie moved to Santa Fe to pursue fine art (both figurative and landscape). His most recent body of work, in process for a number of years, features nudes in the studio. Italian artist Paolo Cavinato uses a variety of materials to create delicate multilayered diagrams that examine one-point linear perspective.—ET

Cyndia Harlan, Here and Beyond, acrylic on board, 24 x 24"

Peggy Immel, Morada Morning, oil on linen, 9 x 12"

Peggy Immel Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, 119 Kit Carson, Taos October 5–October 31, reception October 5, 5–7 pm Arizona native Peggy Immel embarked on her career at 10 years old, when she took an oil painting class in Kansas. Later, after studying architecture at Arizona State University, she pursued art at the Silvermine Art Center, DeCordova Museum School, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The artist’s landscapes are displayed as part of Wilder Nightingale Fine Art’s anniversary celebration.—Samantha Schwirck

Kimberly Webber, Light Echo/Isis, half of a diptych, earth pigments, encaustic, oil on linen, 96 x 60"

Margi Lucena, Summer Morning, Merced River, pastel on board, 12 x 24"


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Empowerment: New Paintings by Kimberly Webber The Longworth Gallery, 530 Canyon October 9–December 31 Reception October 18, 5:30–7:30 pm “Contemporary symbolist” is how longtime Northern New Mexico resident Kimberly Webber describes her paintings, which are populated by archetypal figures and invite reflection on behalf of viewers. Inspired by both Renaissance and classic Asian aesthetics, Webber blends not only inf luences but also materials (lapis, malachite, mica, gold, iron oxide) to produce translucent surfaces composed of as many as 100 layers.—ET

Margi Lucena: With Clear Eyes Selby Fleetwood, 600 Canyon October 18–October 29 Reception October 18, 5–7:30 pm Whether it’s the Rio Grande Gorge or the formations around Ghost Ranch, landscape artist Margi Lucena is fascinated by the seasonal mutations of light and color in the Southwest. Working in pastel, she often captures her subjects en plein air and notes, “I try to paint what I see and how I feel about the beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds us.”—ET

Bruce Cody “It Could Be Anywhere” One Man Show

Tony DeLap, Tamariz III, acrylic on linen, 58 x 60"

Tony DeLap: Paintings and Drawings, Past and Present Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 554 S Guadalupe, through October 27 By combining precise craftsmanship with a limited palette, California artist Tony DeLap’s work has been pushing the boundaries of geometric abstraction and minimalism for more than 50 years. In addition to being at the forefront of many trends in contemporary art (his pioneering hybrid pieces merged painting and sculpture), DeLap has also mentored numerous artists, including local luminary Bruce Nauman.—ET

Starlight Reflections 36” x 40” Oil

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Tom Miller, New Standard, acrylic on paper, 22 x 30"

Walling: Containing Architecture Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 S Guadalupe Through October 18 Tom Miller says his latest two-dimensional architectural paintings “are as much sculpture as drawing and painting.” The body of work—which is, in part, a response to the proliferation of barriers marking geopolitical borders—utilizes a monochromatic palette “to reference truth and specificity,” and at the same time creates a subtlety “emphasizing the need to see.”—ET

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Sheldon Krevit: Golden Jay Etkin Gallery, 703 Camino de la Familia October 2–October 30, reception October 18, 5–7 pm Multimedia artist Sheldon Krevit graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before beginning his expansive career, which brought him to Santa Fe in 2004. Krevit’s paintings and drawings, which have appeared alongside the works of Willem de Kooning and Richard Tuttle, focus on timelessness. In conjunction with his solo exhibition at Jay Etkin Gallery, Krevit also hosts an informal talk at the gallery on October 19 at 1 PM .—SS

Sheldon Krevit, Golden Spotted Painting, oils on canvas, 48 x 96"

New Works by Katherine Lee, with Fire, Flags, and Sacrifice Eight Modern, 231 Delgado, Through October 19 Santa Fe–based artist Katherine Lee presents 10 new oil and spray paintings during her third solo exhibition at Eight Modern. The hyper-realistic works, a continuation of Lee’s Exteriors series, show architectural settings such as strip malls and parking lots, devoid of people. Lee adds elements such as burning embers to the seemingly abandoned scenes in order to charge the painting with what she calls “possibility and suspended action.”—SS

Katherine Lee, Exterior 22 (Settlement. A Summer Home), oil and spray paint on paper, 30 x 40"

Reg Loving, Landscape with Two Figures #1, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 44"

Reg Loving: Early Works and More . . . New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon October 5­–November 4, reception October 5, 5–7 pm Reg Loving’s evocative landscape paintings are on display alongside some of the artist’s earlier abstract works. Loving, whose work is held in collections at the Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico State Capitol building, is inspired by the Southwestern landscape, but he often feels a lure to return to his roots. “I have been evolving back toward abstraction, but more formal and minimal than my abstract expressionist paintings,” he says.—SS


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Alvin Gill-Tapia, Miguel Martinez + Arthur Lopez: New Mexico Vision, Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace, October 4–October 18, reception October 4, 5–7:30 pm This group exhibition, featuring the work of three New Mexico natives, opens at Manitou Galleries in conjunction with the West Palace Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk. Alvin Gill-Tapia’s simple but bold architectural paintings, Arthur Lopez’s contemporary bultos, and Miguel Martinez’s paintings of women’s faces work together to shine a contemporary light on traditional New Mexico culture.—SS

Arthur Lopez, Reina de la Muerte, handcarved pigmented wood, 36 x 12 x 5"

Peter Burega, Anse Marcel No. 5, oil on wood panel, 42 x 40"

Hilaro Gutierrez, Rainwashed, triptych, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48"

Peter Burega: New Oil Paintings Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon October 11–October 28, reception October 11, 5–7 pm The natural world—and its relationship with built environments—is the inspiration for Peter Burega’s colorful and abstract oil paintings. The former concert pianist, corporate lawyer, and television producer uses a reductive process to create his works, scraping away layered paint until the painting expresses an energy that combines stillness with motion. Burega also incorporates a grid into the paintings to control the organic nature of the pieces.—SS

Don Quade: Global Crossroads Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon, October 18–October 31, reception October 18, 5–7 pm Contemporary abstract artist Don Quade is inspired by the natural world’s seasonal variation in color and, as he puts it, “objects that have led a full life.” Using Venetian plaster as a base, he creates his mixed-media/acrylic-on-panel pieces by scoring, marking, sanding, and burnishing their surfaces—as well as adding tribal, antique, and found items in between multiple layers of paint.—ET Don Quade, Water Blessing, mixed media and acrylic on panel, 36 x 36"

Marina Brownlow, Linda Fillhardt, Russell Thurston + Pam Egan: Momentum ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon, Through October 8 Mixed-media artist Linda Fillhardt uses photographs and paint to make still life landscapes. Encaustic artist Russell Thurston creates surreal images using tinted beeswax. Marina Brownlow uses pencil and ink to produce engaging monotypes. Together, in a group exhibition called Momentum, the artists explore concepts such as forward motion, merging the past and future, and understanding the now.—SS Hilario Gutierrez: A Decade of Seasons Jane Sauer Gallery 652 Canyon Through October 22 Arizona native Hilario Gutierrez possesses an abstract style inspired by the architecture, both manmade and natural, of his Sonoran Desert home, and he sees each of his paintings as a memory connected to a time and place. “This is my origin,” he says of the area. “Whenever I give myself up to my origin, I hear my heart translate an emotion of awareness.”—ET

Walter Horak, Transit, bronze, 82 x 36 x 25"

mind and bodies Linda Fillhardt, Unfurled Plume No. 5, photo and oil paint on paper, 12 x 12"

Floyd Newsum Wade Wilson Art, 217 W Water, October 3–November 13, reception October 3, 5–7 pm Floyd Newsum’s painting and printmaking career spans four decades, and this exhibition, influenced by West African art, celebrates the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s acquisition of his piece Ghost Series Sirigu, Janie’s Apron. “I want to provoke thought or conjecture from the viewer,” he says. “My paintings are a collection of thoughts in a single composition, with power to present more than one interpretation.”—ET

Floyd Newsum, Sirigu Changing Season, oil, oil pastel, acrylic, and collage, 67 x 87"

Igor Melnikov: New Work Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon, October 4–November 17, reception October 4, 5–7 pm Born in Moscow and a Santa Fe resident since 1996, Igor Melnikov draws inspiration from dreams, memories, and old photographs to capture the (often haunting) emotions of childhood. Over the course of his career, the figurative painter has worked in various genres, from representation to abstraction and conceptual art—and back again. His current show displays pieces exemplifying a new, less somber direction in color.—ET

Despite the fact that Walter Horak sculpts figures for a living, to him, “the body is really ancillary,” he says. The Rhode Island–based artist, who has a BFA from Harvard, an MAT from RISD, and an MFA from UMass Dartmouth, uses figures to convey conceptual ideas, sculpting pieces that appear abstracted, especially when compared to classical bronze works. Horak’s earlier pieces, featuring a flock of birds or the figure in a series of movements, dealt with temporality, “tacitly [acknowledging] life as transitory, the finiteness of the physical realm as we know it,” he has said. Recent pieces stretch the human form into unrealistic configurations, evoking the structural aesthetics of architecture and suggesting “human embodiments of tension, balance, and grace.” While Horak is quick to acknowledge the historical roots of figurative sculpture—from the ancient Greeks to Daumier, Degas, Rodin, and Barlach—he also draws inspiration from critic Donald Kuspit’s idea of sculpture as “metaphor-making in three dimensions.” Modern dance, he notes in his artist’s statement, is another influence on his work, as he tries “to make inert material dance in ways that might extend our comprehension, and potentially our appreciation, of human experience.” Horak’s sculptures can be seen in Santa Fe at Bill Hester Fine Art ( on Canyon Road.—Hannah Hoel

Igor Melnikov, Good Friend, oil on panel, 30 x 32"

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ART SHOWCASE Mountain Trails Gallery Lisa Danielle, Parrots of the Pueblos, acrylic on board, 36 x 24" Light, shadow, and textural richness are Lisa's tools. Lisa seeks to share, with those who listen, "stories" that inspire her soul. 200 Old Santa Fe Trl, 505-983-7027

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

Pablo Milan Gallery Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour Nigel Conway, Little Ones, mixed media on panel, 48 x 24" Travel the Turquoise Trail the first two weekends in October and visit the studios of more than two dozen artists living and working in Madrid, Cerrillos, and along scenic Highway 14. Artists will be opening their doors for you to discover and fall in love with unique artworks: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, and paintings. Attend the Studio Tour Art Auction & Preview Party Friday, October 4, opening at 7 pm at the historical Engine House Theater in Madrid. Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 10 am–5 pm and Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, 10 am–5 pm. 68

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Pablo Milan, Dance of the Hopi, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 60" Located just a few blocks off the Plaza, the Pablo Milan Gallery offers a unique combination of contemporary art. Come by and see the latest works by New Mexican artist Pablo Milan, renowned for his use of color and painting techniques, abstract artists Jennifer Lindberg and Len, contemporary Southwest artist Don Brewer Wakpa, and sculptor Kevin Sears. 209 Galisteo St, 505-820-1285,

Joe Wade Fine Art Manfred Rapp, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, oil on panel, 20 x 24" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging and established artists’ work. Manfred Rapp’s Solo Exhibition 2013 will be on view in the gallery and online October 4–October 13. Opening reception is Friday, October 4, 5–7 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727

InArt Gallery Mark Yearwood, Progression mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24'' Oklahoma abstract artist Mark Yearwood's second solo exhibition at InArt Gallery, Progressive Rhythm—New Works, will showcase an evolution from his hard-edged structural paintings on canvas to more expressionist and textural works. These new works still have some of the signature elements known by his collectors, but with even more layering, mark-making, and expressive color combinations that invite the viewer to explore. Exhibition runs October 18–November 18. Opening is Friday, October 18, 5–7 PM. Mark will paint outside the gallery during the Canyon Road Paint Out on Saturday, October 19, 10 AM–5 PM. 219 Delgado St, 505-983-6537

The William&Joseph Gallery Mark Mehaffey, Shaghai Alley 3 watercolor on paper, 29 x 21" New work by premier watercolor artist Mark Mehaffey. Open daily. 727 Canyon Rd, 505-982-9404

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Contenta Consignment Santa Feans bring so many beautiful treasures to this area from all over the country and the world. Treat yourself to an enchanting experience at Contenta Consignment, where you will see unusual home furnishings, home decor, area rugs, fine tableware, original art, and much more. The atmosphere at Contenta is warm, friendly, and open—the store is a visual feast. Come see us at the corner of Agua Fria and Siler Rd. Open Monday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday 9 am–4 pm, and Sunday noon–4 pm. 2907 Agua Fria (at Siler Rd), 505-424-0792

The Golden Eye Jewels for the king and queen in all of us . . . The Golden Eye has been creating distinctive handcrafted jewelry in high-karat gold for nearly 30 years. Built upon the vision of master jeweler Norah Pierson, The Golden Eye distills the best of the ancient past into the present. 115 Don Gaspar Ave 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038

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Turner Davis first visited Santa Fe as a child in 1948. As an adult, he began making trips here with his wife, Cindy, and their two children. “We each, in our own way, developed a lasting love for [Santa Fe’s] culture and its vastly different art forms,” Cindy says. The Davises’ first art purchase was Pueblo pottery that now resides in their permanent home in Oklahoma. The art collection in their Santa Fe home (which they bought three years ago) reflects “a wide range of styles,” Cindy says. The couple’s favorite pieces are in the home’s courtyard: bronze sculptures by M. Caroselli from Joe Wade Fine Art called Time to Smell the Roses (foreground) and Little Slugger, which they bought to represent their children and grandchildren. —Samantha Schwirck

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treasure trove

John Bosshard’s artifact-filled gallery and home by Z é l i e Pollon

photo graph s by He at h e r Culp

and South America for more than 20 years, handpicking the highest-quality antique furniture and artifacts to sell in his galleries. Bosshard opened his first gallery in Taos, just off Ledoux Street, in 1996 and his second one in Santa Fe in 2002. Eight years ago he decided to move north, and four years ago he gathered his inventory into one place, opening his third gallery in the small (but famous) village of Abiquiú. The sprawling compound that comprises the gallery and Bosshard’s similarly decorated home features stunning views that take in the Chama River Valley and its surrounding sandstone cliffs. An endless sky frames the historic adobe buildings, while great cottonwood, boxelder, and locust trees provide relief from the hot desert sun. An eight-foot adobe wall surrounds the imposing property. Bosshard’s enormous showroom, located behind St. Thomas the Apostle Church, once served as the area’s mercantile and center of commerce. Founded in the late 1800s, the mercantile, with its towering tin ceilings, held the community’s first electric generator, which provided electricity and light to the premises and to neighboring buildings. It also housed Abiquiú’s post office and a Bureau of Indian Affairs office. The mercantile went through a handful of owners before Martin Bode, a German immigrant, took over. He and his son Karl relocated the store to the other side of Highway 84, where today it serves as a classic general store. Bosshard’s 4,000-square-foot space still contains its original

The diverse collection at the Bosshard Gallery in Abiquiú includes antique furniture, salvaged ceramics, Buddhist art, ethnographica, and bamboo baskets, among other items.

There’s a relative newcomer to the art scene in Georgia O’Keeffe Country, and it has nothing to do with Southwestern art. In fact, if you come here in search of Navajo rugs, turquoise jewelry, or painted-desert landscapes, you’ll have to keep driving. The Bosshard Gallery—the newest endeavor from John Bosshard, who for years maintained successful galleries in both Santa Fe and Taos—holds unexpected treasures ranging from 1,000-year-old Buddha sculptures to teak wooden tables, and from ancient doors to African tribal masks. The Bosshard Gallery receives visitors from around the world by default, thanks to its location across the street from O’Keeffe’s famous home. “So many people make the pilgrimage to see [the] O’Keeffe [site]—from Brazil, Germany, France, Spain—and I get the side benefit,” Bosshard says. “I’m the only other game in town.” For many of Bosshard’s devoted clients, however, he’s always been the only game in town. The California native has traveled throughout Asia, Africa, 76

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An 18th-century Shan-style Buddha from Burma with an eroded patina featuring teak, lacquer, and gold leaf.

Top left: A Dogon mask from the Dogon people of Mali. Underneath: A very large bowl from Burkina Faso, in West Africa, used for fermenting beer. On wall: A teak-framed mirror from Java, Indonesia. On couch: A silk, hand-loomed sarong textile from the Tai Lue people of Laos. Foreground: A 19th-century teak table from Madura, Indonesia. On table: A round lacquered teak offering tray from Burma.

From left: Two vertical hand-carved house posts from Flores, Indonesia; a mid-20th-century African jar from Burkina Faso; a 19th-century primitive teak bench from Java; a hand-carved toy boat from Lombok, Indonesia; an early-20th-century leather Native American warrior shirt (probably Arapaho).

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hand-operated freight elevator, built-in grain scales, and rolling oak ladders on trolleys. Today it’s also filled with carved African wooden benches (some in the shape of crocodiles); stone and ceramic vases; a painted door from ancient Thailand; a standing sculpture from the Song Dynasty of Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of compassion; and a Cambodian lingam from Angkor during the time of the Khmer Empire. The gallery features several large-scale contemporary paintings by the late artist Ron Strong, who, along with Sheri Okun, Frank Shelton, and photographer Matthew de Lellis (the gallery’s director), is one of the few artists Bosshard currently represents. “I think people come in here and they’re surprised,” Bosshard says. “They expect to see Navajo rugs or bultos, which are more traditional to the region.” Often, he adds, it’s the locals who are the most surprised by his collection, although pleasantly so. Many stop in to share stories of growing up in the village or of buying supplies with their parents at the mercantile. Across from the gallery, Bosshard’s home contains historic pieces occasionally put to practical use, like a 100-yearold weaving table from Madura (an island off the coast of Java, Indonesia) that serves as a large coffee table. Baskets, weavings, and African art decorate the home’s walls and corners, albeit sparsely; built-in shelves are filled with books on art and travel; and large windows overlook green lawns with tall trees and fill the rooms with an abundance of natural light. Buildings that once served as stables and

Top shelf, from right: Hand-carved vertical house panels from the Tana Toraja villages of Sulawesi, Indonesia; two mill stones (on stands) from Java; non-utilitarian stone sculpture (on stand) from Java; two contemporary terrazzo bowls from Bali. In back, on stands: A water buffalo–hide shield from Sumba, Indonesia, flanked by two contemporary stone sculptural pieces carved on Java. Bottom shelf: Three snapping turtle shells (on stands) from Arkansas.


“I think people come in here and they’re surprised,” says Bosshard. “They expect to see Navajo rugs or bultos, which are more traditional to the region.”

tack rooms now operate as a guesthouse and a garage. A former leader of trekking parties across the mountains of Nepal, Tibet, and Peru (“I was a terrible guide,” he says), Bosshard still travels throughout Southeast Asia several months each year. He’s been able to combine his love of travel, adventure, and art in his carefully curated New Mexico galleries. Additionally, because of the low overhead in his Abiquiú location, he’s able to offer his pieces at wholesale prices, making it possible to bring authentic treasures celebrating ancient cultures and timeless traditions into your own home.

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a well-dressed home Show House Santa Fe takes its inspiration from fashion

Using uncommon materials—malachite, python, velvet—in the style of Alexander McQueen, David Naylor and Jennifer Ashton intend to update a '90s-style kitchen.


by Amy G ro s s

THIS IS HOW GROWN-UPS PLAY DRESS-UP: Twelve of Santa Fe’s top interior and landscape designers identify their favorite fashion icons and then transform a home into a fashion-forward work of architectural art. “At Home with Fashion” is the theme for the first-ever Show House Santa Fe, a collaboration between designers who have been looking for a place to celebrate their work. “The timing of this gathering together for the Show House is like a new spirit,” says Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors, who, along with David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors, is co-chairing the event, which runs October 5–6 and 11–12. Proceeds from Show House will benefit the designers’ charity, Dollars4Schools (, which accepts donations on behalf of local teachers and educators hoping to fund projects for their students.

Although interior design often involves wall removal and the radical rethinking of a home’s footprint, Show House Santa Fe is simply about the decor. “We just want to be decorators this time, dressing the rooms and playing,” says Ashton. The designers found their dream home—a traditional Southwest-style adobe—through Ashley Margetson of Sotheby’s. Although the house is currently for sale, Margetson and the owners agreed to pull it off the market for the duration of Show House. Located at 41 Sunflower Drive in Las Campanas, the 4,700-square-foot house and guesthouse contain plenty of spaces for eager designers to work their magic. Ashton and Naylor assigned rooms to the interior designers based on their fashion inspirations; one landscape designer will rework the outdoor spaces. Taking cues from fashion legends and contemporary masters like Coco Chanel, Millicent Rogers, Calvin Klein, and Bruno CuciShow House nelli, the designers will incorSanta Fe porate their own personal style 41 Sunflower Drive with their fashion inspiration’s Tickets $15, available in transforming a room or two. at the door At the culmination of the tour is October 5–6 (11 am–6 pm) a visit to the guesthouse, an elaboOctober 11 (11 am–4 pm) rate fashion-inspired bridal suite. October 12 (11 am–6 pm) Designers participating in Show House Santa Fe include Ashton, Naylor, Jacqueline Butler, Broker’s Opening Catherine Clemens, Pam DunOctober 4 can, Edy Keeler, Barbara Lenihan, Fashion Fusion Party benefiting Emily Mingenbach-Henry, Annie Dollars4Schools October 11 O’Carroll, Paul Rochford, Lisa (5–8 pm); tickets $50 Samuel, and Michael Violante. october/november 2013

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10 SHORTHORN LANE. The family home of acclaimed architect and artist, Robert T. Ritter, is a true hacienda, symmetrically-sited around the heart of the home – a central courtyard with lush lawn and landscaping – and gracious portals that connect the main house, guest house and office. Thick adobe walls, high beamed ceilings, brick floors, hand-troweled plaster walls, and large, divided light windows contribute to the warmth and elegance of this exquisite property. A freestanding studio/ garage/office, and a stable with corral area for four horses complete the 11 acre property in exclusive La Tierra Nueva. MLS #201203431 Newly priced at $1,950,000

118 LA VEREDA STREET. True double-adobe on a double lot, this historic cottage is tucked away in the heart of Santa Fe within walking distance of the Plaza. Features include a large porch, bright sunroom, living room with marble fireplace and arched windows & doorways. French doors lead from the dining room to an intimate outdoor patio with fireplace. Lovely master suite includes walk-in closet, bathroom & private office area. Second bedroom is attached to a full bath. This property includes a heated 2-car garage, mature fruit trees & enchanting gardens, along with a newlyremodeled guest house with fireplace, bathroom, and patio. MLS #201302869 $1,275,000



49 CALLE SAN MARTIN. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with adobe walls and pitched roof resting on five acres off Tano Road. Light - filled, open floor plan focuses on portals, patios, pool and a Sangre de Cristo Mountain view. House features a breathtaking central room, well-appointed kitchen, sun & garden room, library, a guest room/office with full bath, and a separate studio with high ceilings, wood stove and clerestory windows (could easily become a guest house or family room). A quiet, private bit of paradise just five minutes from the Plaza! Added bonus: Three adjacent five acre lots are also available for purchase. MLS #201303580 $1,395,000



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Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George Barns, 1926. Oil on canvas, 21 3/16 x 32 1/16 inches, Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Gift of the T. B. Walker Foundation, 1954

MOderN NATure Ojo caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa has a long history—and a long history of change. Its first bathhouse was built in 1868, but the site itself, 50 miles north of Santa Fe, was a destination for centuries before that, with everyone from the ancient ancestors of the Tewa to early Spanish settlers partaking of its healing lithia, arsenic, iron, and soda waters. Over the last decade or so, Ojo has been making carefully considered incremental upgrades to the historic property, from private outdoor pools to hiking and biking trails. “As we made improvements, we found that people wanted a piece of Ojo to take home with them,” says Jen Scott, who, along with her husband, Andy, owns the resort. Because everyone is different in terms of which senses they predominantly use to perceive the world, the Scotts have been offering mementoes with a range of aesthetic appeal, like artwork, pottery, recorded music, and Ojo Signature Body Care products. Their latest innovation, Ojo Home, is for the kinesthetically oriented: All of the beds at the resort are decked out in 600 thread-count Comphy sheets, and now all guests have the opportunity to re-create a similarly luxurious experience at home. Those sheets can be topped with Pendleton blankets in two motifs: Rio Concho, featuring a shell design that nods to the property’s aquatic attributes, and Crossroads, symbolizing the four directions, which are at the heart of many Native traditions. Ojo’s damage-resistant hammocks, popular for the comfort of their Central American–inspired design, are also available. Scott says she plans to expand the home line to include lamps and furniture. All items are available in Ojo’s gift shop, El Mercado, as well as online at, so no matter where you are, you can relive the relaxation of a multisensory hot spring high. —Eve Tolpa

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Between 1918 and 1930, Georgia O’Keeffe created an extraordinary body of work inspired by annual seasonal visits to Lake George, New York. Here, O’Keeffe discovered and refined her ground-breaking approach to nature and abstraction. This exhibition showcases artwork produced during her transformative and prolific years at Lake George.

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George was organized by the Hyde Collection in association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The national presentations of the exhibition and catalogue have been made possible in part with support from The Henry Luce Foundation and the National endowment for the Arts. Additional support and related programming were made possible in part by a generous grant from The Burnett Foundation, and partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax. Additional support for the catalogue has been provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M Kaplan Fund.

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all systems go

t he late s t on i nt e g rat ing your home ’s t e chnolo g y by Zé li e Pollon

In 2000, Jason Suttle founded Constellation Home Electronics as a one-man design and project management company. His business quickly grew into a service, installation, and retail operation that saw increased customer demands— demands for higher-end solutions to electronics needs in particular. In developing his company, Suttle saw an opportunity to provide products and solutions that weren’t available elsewhere, as well as top-notch customer service that Constellation has become known for. Here, Suttle talks about the latest (and greatest) in the always evolving and increasingly popular area of systems integration for the home. For those unfamiliar with the concept or technology, how would you define home-related systems integration? We design systems that work together for reliable functionality. For example, with heating, cooling, lighting, entertainment, and security systems integrated and managed together through simple interfaces, the homeowner can monitor and control those systems with more ease and convenience. Plus, if the homeowner ever has a question, they only have to call one company—Constellation!

What are the most popular systems integration services in the Santa Fe area? Lighting control and distributed audio and video systems are still 82

What are the advantages of having an integrated system? Convenience is the number one advantage. The true value of the technology is in streamlining control and making things easier for the homeowner. For example, if you purchase a lighting control system with touch panels for scene and schedule control but you don’t use it for controlling your entertainment and security and even your heating and cooling, you aren’t really maximizing the system’s capability or your investment. Some clients choose to not integrate their systems because they either don’t want to spend the money or they just aren’t ready to trust the technology. We make sure that in those cases we design the systems to be scalable for the future. If someone’s interested in integrating their home systems, how and where should they begin? A consultation is always the first step in order to get educated on the possibilities and costs. At Constellation, we like to meet with a client

in our showroom and review their project and goals and hopefully [create] a drawing. If everything is integrated and connected, does that mean that when one thing goes down everything goes down? How do you get a whole system up and running again quickly? Our designs are based on independently self-sufficient subsystems (alarm, lighting, HVAC, entertainment, etc.) that are tied together for ease of use, control, and monitoring. System up-time and reliability are paramount. We have the ability to remotely monitor [our integrated] systems so that they can report problems before the subsystems are affected. We also provide battery backups and redundant processors to ensure smooth and uninterrupted operation. In the rare event that one system fails, the others would not be affected. Are there any homes for which systems integration may not work? No. With today’s products, any house can take advantage of these technologies. At Constellation, we specialize in challenging projects and hard-to-wire houses. For more information, visit

“With heating, cooling, lighting, entertainment, and security systems integrated and managed together through simple interfaces, the homeowner can monitor and control those systems with more ease and convenience,” says Constellation Home Electronics’ Jason Suttle.

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What are the latest developments in systems integration? Control of the home via iPad, iPhone, or Android has come a long way in the last couple of years. Also, energy-management technology is developing quickly right now. Streaming media entertainment, remote housesystems monitoring, and remotely viewable security cameras are also becoming more popular. Advances in lighting control and motorized window treatments are still my favorite [areas].

the most popular of our offerings, but every house is different. We’re also seeing a lot of need for improving the quality of home computer networks and Internet access.

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Legendary architect John Gaw Meem built this charming, private adobe home just minutes from Santa Fe’s Plaza in the 1920s, and it’s safe to say he would approve of the additions made since then. Meem’s contribution is the 3,100-square-foot main house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The southern terrace is perfect for breakfasts, while the west-facing deep portal invites relaxation. Two versatile additions function as studios or guesthouses for accommodating family and friends in comfortable luxury; each is equipped with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, terrace, and fireplace. List price: $2.695 million Contact: Andy Ault, Keller Williams Realty 505-679-7911,

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space to spare A courtyard with a fountain, a vivid green lawn, native plants, and cherry and pear trees is the heart of this huge Las Campanas home. Portals that connect to the main house, guesthouse, and office surround the courtyard. High, beamed ceilings and brick floors dominate the interior space, while tall windows help give the home its roomy, warm feel and offer up striking mountain views. Got art? There’s plenty of space for displaying your treasures. The huge country kitchen includes a dining area, high-end appliances, custom cabinets, stone countertops, a kiva fireplace, two pantries, and a built-in desk area, while the private master suite has a sitting area and opens onto two different portals. The 10-plus-acre property has a stable and corral with room for four horses. List price: $2.25 million Contact: Jennifer Tomes, Dougherty Real Estate, 505-989-7741,


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What if the best restaurants, galleries, and museums in Santa Fe were just an elevator ride from your front door? This brand-new soft contemporary space by builder Jay Parks puts you right in the heart of the city, above downtown art galleries and only a block from the Plaza. Enter through security doors and take an elevator to your own floor, where the three-bedroom, two-bath residence has topof-the-line appointments and appliances. Sprawling indoor spaces make this the perfect spread for entertaining, while three fireplaces keep things cozy during colder nights. Step through any of the seven French doors onto the 1,500-square-foot deck and feel the heartbeat of Santa Fe while looking out across stunning treetop views. List price: $2.1 million Contact: Barker Realty, Gary R. Hall and Meleah Artley,


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Of all the diet regimens out there, the protein-rich one might be the most satisfying. Whether you’re gluten-free or follow the Paleo, South Beach, or Atkins meal plans—or if you just happen to like meat—the new Omira Bar & Grill will satisfy your inner carnivore. Modeled after a Brazilian churrascaria, where waiters roam the floor offering a variety of marinated and grilled meats, Omira augments your meal with a full, fresh salad bar. A cavernous retail space in the Crossroads Center has been stylishly transformed into a handsome bar and dining room with lots of comfy banquettes to sprawl across as you consider the various foods on display. German sausage, barbecue riblets, jerk chicken, Parmesan-encrusted pork, Szechuan chicken, leg of lamb, and filet mignon are just a few of the tasty options you can choose from. A nifty light on the table that you control lets you stall or speed up the meaty parade. Beers on tap (including the heady Kasteel Rouge from Belgium) and a gently priced wine list give you plenty of choices for washing down your rich, carnivorous—make that omnivorous—feast.—John Vollertsen Omira Bar & Grill, 1005 S St. Francis, 505-780-5483,

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Bobcat bites back a Santa Fe institution reinvents itself

Don’t come between Santa Feans and their green chile cheeseburgers! There was practically a public uprising when word got out this summer that the cherished Bobcat Bite was closing its doors due to a misunderstanding between its owners and proprietors. At the time, it was uncertain what the future would hold for the casual burger joint, which opened in 1956 and for the last 18 years had been run by John and Bonnie Eckre, a quiet, dedicated couple who became the face of “The Bite.” With lines out the door and years of international acclaim and media attention— including being featured in GQ magazine’s article “The Top 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die”—the tiny adobe café, whose only reservation system was a dryerase board where you left your name and party size, was threatened with extinction.

Santa Fe Bite’s green chile cheeseburger

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Happily, the Eckres quickly packed up their griddle and moved into town, setting up shop in a much bigger location. Now in Garrett’s Desert Inn, Santa Fe Bite (505-982-0544), as the new incarnation is called, is continuing to help locals and visitors alike get their burger on. (Do I hear an amen?) The airy space is reminiscent of a diner from the days of yore, complete with comfy booths, a long bar, and knickknacks from the former site. The outdoor terrace offers great people-watching—but remember they’ll be watching you, too, as you devour your two-fisted meal! Breakfast and dinner have been added to the menu, as have a small but diverse beer and wine list and fancy dessert offerings by local celebrity chef Andrea Clover. Service has also been taken up a few notches, thanks to the skilled direction of manager Walter Espinosa, formerly of Rancho Enantado’s Terra restaurant. This is not your down-home burger-and-shake shack—although shakes, rich with Dreyer’s ice cream, are on offer, too. Standouts on the breakfast menu include the biscuits and gravy and the cornmeal pancakes with maple syrup and tart blueberries. Add an order of yummy brown sugar–cured ham to balance out the protein. Chileheads can opt for a buxom breakfast burrito with red or green. There’s so much to love on the lunch and dinner menus, too; I can see this becoming my local spot this winter. Start with a zippy and mayoless coleslaw that’s simple and crisp; since the burgers come with potato chips, a plate of kicky green chile cheddar fries is in order. Although there are steaks, chops, main course salads, tacos, enchiladas,


Santa Fe Bite is continuing to help locals and visitors alike get their burger on.

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and fish-and-chips on the menu, I’ve come for a burger. Mine is everything I remember from the old haunt but somehow seems fatter, juicier, and fuller-flavored—maybe it’s an effect of the gussied-up atmosphere. I’ll come back for a salad another day . . . or lifetime. The standard 10-ounce burger is plenty for me, but if your hunger calls for a pound of meat, The Big Bite, served on garlic bread, should do the trick. The green chile topping has the requisite kick, and the applewood-smoked bacon is thick and appropriately smoky. The housemade veggie burger combines brown rice, black beans, oat bran, and beets, making it not only tastier than the seitan versions usually available, but a complete protein to boot. The burger buns are made in-house as well, and for a small fee they’re available in a gluten-free version. When the cool weather comes, add a bowl of the hearty tortilla soup. A big burger usually sates me, but a swing by the Chez Dre dessert case on the way to our table demanded that we save room to share at least one of the goodies on offer. Chef Clover made her name in town at the Inn and Spa at Loretto and by winning first place on the reality TV Show Sugar Dome. At Santa Fe Bite, she continues to work her creative magic with an eclectic mix of gourmet sweets. A moist and decadent pear frangipane tart is topped with a smooth and creamy cranberry panna cotta— delish! Chocolate lovers will swoon over the strawberry guava white chocolate mousse or the salted rosemary caramel torte with dark chocolate mousse and caramel brûlée. Santa Fe Bite may take a bite out of your diet, but remember: Sweater season is just around the corner! —JV

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Pastry chef Andrea Clover’s pear frangipane tart is topped with cranberry panna cotta.


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Santa Fe Hot Toddy 1 cup boiling water 1 Cinnamon Spice tea bag (try Twinings Citrus & Cinnamon Spice) 2 oz Santa Fe Spirits Apple Brandy ½ oz simple syrup


Steep tea bag in boiling water until fragrant. Remove bag and stir in apple brandy and simple syrup. Garnish with cinnamon stick and slice of lemon. Sip and enjoy! —Courtesy of Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room

What makes a town’s nightlife interesting to me is when it includes a wide variety of bars, cafés, and saloons to imbibe in, each one with its own unique atmosphere, theme, and clientele. Though I’m not much of a pub-crawler these days, I was delighted to find the cozy Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room ( tucked into a smallish former house (and one-time nail salon) in the Guadalupe district. Created as a promotional tool to showcase the company’s range of liquors, including Blackberry mojito made with whiskey, vodka, apple brandy, and gin, the charming cottage Silver Coyote whiskey setting provides an inviting alternative to larger and often more raucous venues. Santa Fe Spirits is the vision of former architect Colin Keegan. When the apples in the orchard of his Tesuque home produced more fruit than his family could juice, Keegan hatched the idea of fermenting it, and his foray into the booze business began. Though he’s only been in production since 2010, Keegan’s award-winning spirits quickly gained a reputation that perfectly aligned with the popular global trend of eating and drinking local. Appearing on cocktail lists and in stores in New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, and Texas, word of Santa Fe Spirits is spreading quickly. While bellying up to the tasting room’s bar, you can even get yourself an education. (“Teacher, I was just studying the differences between alcoholic spirits!”) The bar staff is expertly informed about how the complete product line was created and about particular flavor nuances. You can order a flight of samples to taste and compare or simply sit back and try a delicious libation off the creative dozen-plus cocktail list. Salty gourmet bar snacks keep you thirsty, and the background music encourages you to unwind. Try the Santa Fe Bloody Mary, which features fiery red chile–infused tomato juice and Expedition vodka and is garnished with bleu cheese–stuffed olives. The Stormy Orchard, with apple brandy and boutique Fever-Tree ginger beer, was a refreshing thirst quencher last summer, while the Captain Martinez, with Wheeler’s gin, bitters, and luscious Luxardo cherry juice, is a winter warmer. There’s even a private tasting room—get the gang together after work for tutoring with a twist. It’s clear Keegan knows and loves his vocation. Should you like to witness the whole distilling process, tours of Santa Fe Spirits’ distillery, off Airport Road south of town, can be arranged by calling 505-467-8892. Bottoms up!—JV

It’s fun to watch New Mexico’s most heralded crop, the chile, become more and more famous around the world. It’s frequently written about in newspapers, magazines, and on food blogs, and it’s celebrated on popular food television shows. Everyone wants to see and taste what all the fuss is about. I even got a coupon in the mail from a local UPS store offering a 5 percent discount on green chile shipments! New Mexico State University in Las Cruces has a Chile Pepper Institute (, which promotes the study and development of new varieties of the much-sought-after fruit (yes, it’s a fruit). Closer to home, our local chefs sneak mounds of the fiery stuff into their favorite dishes, setting our taste buds atwitter and making our local cuisine all the more appealing. With the arrival of late fall, green chiles ripen and turn to red, which tames some of their kick similar to the way cooler fall weather tames the summer heat. Santa Feans take a breath and ready themselves for the coming holiday season. The wonderful thing about our dynamic local food scene is that it’s ever-changing and constantly in flux. Chefs, restaurants, and trends come and go. To use a chile-inspired metaphor: They’re hot, and then they’re not. It makes this job, and dining here in Santa Fe, all the more delicious. Staying abreast of all the culinary hoopla keeps me on my toes. A short list of places already creating buzz that I’ll be visiting before the snow arrives include chef Joseph Wrede’s Joseph’s, opening in the former Azur space mid-October; MÁS, La Boca and Taberna chef James Campbell Caruso’s expansion into Albuquerque, coming in October to the his90

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toric Hotel Andaluz; and La Fonda’s Bell Tower Bar, now featuring a noshing menu by chef Lane Warner (ham, green chile, and Swiss panini bites—yum!) washed down with a Bell Ringer Margarita. I’ll also be checking out the second annual Holiday Pie Mania (, which will take place in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and El Paso, with proceeds going to various food charities. More fun for me—I get to be the emcee. So many meals, so few belt notches left. Hope to see you there!—JV


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Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

113 Washington, 505-988-3030 New Mexico’s most lauded restaurant and bar celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe, the Forbes four-star hotel, restaurant, and bar is an elegant expression of Southwestern style. Come savor the rich, earth flavors of creative American cuisine infused with fresh, seasonal, and regional ingredients. Alfresco dining available spring, summer, and fall, weather permitting. Special patio menu offered with full bar and wine menus. Private dining also available.

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Coyote Cafe

132 W Water, 505-983-1615 Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe’s most famous and celebrated restaurant, feted by critics and return visitors alike. Executive chef/owner is world-renowned Eric DiStefano, who brings with him his contemporary global style of cooking that has French-Asian influences accompanied with Coyote Cafe’s known Southwestern style.

The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 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.

Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature mesquitesmoked 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: 11:30 am–midnight during the week and 11 am on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.

Doc Martin’s at the Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575-758-1977, Doc Martin’s restaurant is an acclaimed fine-dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. Doc’s is a true Taos tradition, earning multiple awards. Executive Chef Zippy White specializes in organic foods, with chile rellenos being his signature dish. With more than 400 wine selections, our world-class wine list has earned Wine Spectator’s “Best of” award of excellence for more than 20 years. The Adobe Bar features complimentary live entertainment nightly. Lunch 11 am–3 pm; dinner 5–9 pm; brunch Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

El Mesón

213 Washington, 505-983-6756 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.

Galisteo Bistro

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

Il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen & Enoteca

95 W Marcy, 505-984-1091 Locally owned Italian trattoria located one block north of the Plaza. Nationally acclaimed and affordable, Il Piatto features local organic produce and house-made pastas. Prix-fixe three-course lunch, $16.95. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $32.50 (anything on the menu, including specials). Threecourse late night dining, $20.13, 9–10:30 pm. Lunch Monday–Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm; dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 pm; happy hour daily 4:30–6 pm and 9–10:30 pm, half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine. “Everything is right at Il Piatto, including the price.”—Albuquerque Journal

La Casa Sena

125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 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. october/november 2013

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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco, 505-995-2334 Experience Old World Santa Fe while dining at La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza. The menu showcases old favorites with New World twists. Our wine list is award-winning, our service is impeccable, and, according to reviewers, you’ll be dining in the “best of Santa Fe style.” La Plazuela hours: breakfast daily 7–11:30 am; lunch Monday–Friday 11:30 am–2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm; dinner daily 5:30–10 pm.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 Maria’s now uses only 100 percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 handpoured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Lunch and dinner Monday–Friday 11 am–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon–10 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Midtown Bistro

901 W San Mateo, Ste A, 505-820-3121 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. 92

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Martyrs Steakhouse

146 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, 575-751-3020

A “must visit” Taos destination, Martyrs Steakhouse occupies a beautifully renovated adobe home. Enjoy an exquisite menu in this historic jewel of a space, featuring tender steaks, seasonal seafood, a comprehensive wine list, and inspired comfort desserts. Experience elegant dining inside or relaxed meals on the patio, and join friends for our signature drinks in the Honey Locust Bar. Serving lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

NY Deli

420 Catron & Guadalupe, 505-982-8900 4056 Cerrillos, 505-424-1200 Start spreading the news! For nearly 20 years, New York Deli has been a staple for New Mexicans and tourists alike. For years, New York Deli has consistently been voted as one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe. New York Deli features fresh-baked bagels, a variety of housemade cream cheeses, soups, Nova sandwiches, Reubens, hefty heroes with prime-cut cold cuts, hand-cut gyros, falafels, fresh salads, egg creams, and Dr. Brown’s sodas. We have the largest breakfast menu in Santa Fe, including several varieties of eggs Benedict, fluffy omelets, huevos rancheros, Belgian waffles, chicken fried steak, French toast, pancakes, and all your breakfast favorites. Serving breakfast and lunch all day.

San Q Japanese Sushi & Tapas

31 Burro Alley, 505-992-0304 Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, San Q resides in a quaint adobe building with an interior that fuses concepts from both New Mexican and Japaness design. But the ambience is not the only apsect that illustrates richness; the cuisine presents a delectable array of tapas and sushi that complement the scenic location. Using authentic Hatch chile and rich New Mexican salsa, San Q is inspired by the local culture and boasts avantgarde and enticing cuisine that will send you back for more. Enjoy delectable yellowtail tartar at the sushi bar or fire steak and sake on the patio. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, closed for lunch on Sundays. Reservations welcome. Check Facebook and OpenTable.

Rancho de Chimayó

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

old adobe home. Try the Rancho de Chimayó’s specialty: carne adovada—marinated pork simmered in a spicy, red-chile-caribe sauce. Come cherish the memories and make new ones. Open seven days, May–October, 11:30 am–9 pm; open six days November–April, 11:30 am–9 pm, closed Mondays. Online store is now open!

The Ranch House

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 Chef Josh Baum and his wife, Ann Gordon, have built a new home for Josh’s famous barbecue. This cozy restaurant on the south side feels as if you stepped into a historic Santa Fe home. There are two dining rooms, two outdoor dining areas, and a full bar with signature cocktails and eight beers on tap. In addition to the same great barbecue, the greatly expanded menu includes new salads and appetizers, plus a grill menu with salmon, steaks, and more! The lunch menu includes daily specials. The Ranch House is located on Cerrillos and 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.

Rio Chama

414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 Located just south of the Plaza next to the State Capitol building, Rio Chama has been a favorite for locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Chef Russell Thornton focuses on contemporary American cuisine with Southwestern influences, featuring the finest dry and wet aged steaks, prime rib, wild game, and fresh seafood. Our wine list features more than 900 labels and 28 wines by the glass, earning us the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. Rio Chama offers a mix of intimate dining spaces, two beautiful patios, and a bustling bar. Our historic, private dining rooms can accommodate from 15 to over 100 guests and offer several accommodations. Open daily 11 am–close.

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211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531 or 505-984-7962 Wine Spectator award-winning Luminaria Restaurant illuminates the dining experience by offering casual dining by fireside and candlelight. Executive Chef Brett Sparman’s “Innovative Santa Fe Cuisine” combines classic dishes with local ingredients. Located at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award recipient. Breakfast 7–11 am; lunch 11:30 am–2 pm; dinner 5–9 pm. Early evening dinner Cena Pronto, 5–6:30 pm; Sunday brunch 11 am–2 pm.


231 Washington, 505-984-1788 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.

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

1512 Pacheco, 505-795-7383

Centrally located in the Design District of Pacheco Park, Sweetwater serves as an oasis where Santa Feans gather to be nourished and inspired. The global eclectic menu is sustainably and locally sourced when available, with many gluten-free and vegetarian items. New Mexico’s first Wine on Tap system supplies an SIP-certified by-the-glass selection in addition to craft brews on tap. Breakfast features gourmet coffees and classic items like baked eggs with crème fraîche and herbs as well as lemon ricotta spelt pancakes made from flour freshly milled on-site. Check out guest chef Kimnath Nou’s Thai Night on Wednesdays or the special $19 fixed-price three-course menu Thursdays–Saturdays.


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Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 198 State Road 592, 505-946-5700

Terra, the signature restaurant for Rancho Encantado, a Four Seasons Resort, features majestic views of the surrounding mountains and offers an inventive interpretation of American cuisine. Terra diners enjoy organic, locally sourced ingredients and majestic views of the surrounding desert. For a dining experience that is in perfect harmony with the local lifestyle, Terra’s thoughtful cuisine offers an inventive interpretation of classic Southwestern dishes and regional influences. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7–11:30 am (Saturday and Sunday to 11 am); lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 5:30–10 pm; brunch (Saturday and Sunday) 11 am–2:30 pm. october/november 2013

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

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October 5–6 Harvest Festival. Villagers share the joy of bringing in the harvest by crushing wine grapes by foot, stringing chile ristras, baking bread, and more. Children free, seniors and teens $5, adults $8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, October 8 Piñon Awards Ceremony and Dinner. This annual awards celebration honors the courage, inspiration, reliability, and vision of nonprofits and philanthropists who do critical work throughout the Santa Fe region. $35 (reservation required), 5:30–8 pm, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, 505-982-5511

October 5–6, October 12–13 Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour 2013. Take a day-trip break from Balloon Fiesta to visit the studios of more than 20 artists living and working in scenic Madrid and Cerrillos. Participants include Kevin Box, Nigel Conway, and Lindsay Farber. A preview party will take place October 5 at 7 pm at The Engine House Theatre on the grounds of the Mineshaft Tavern. Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-471-1346,

October 12 Legends and Legacies. Nighttime exhibition of paintings by contemporary masters S. J. Shaffer and David DeVary. Free, 6–9 pm, Michael Henington Fine Art Gallery, 802 Canyon, 505-690-9160,


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October 16–21 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Five days of independent film screenings, community workshops, and educational opportunities in venues around town including The Lensic, CCA, The Screen, and Warehouse 21. Visit October 24–26 Enchanted Light of Autumn photography workshop. Awardwinning photographer Craig Varjabedian leads budding photographers into enchanted lands around Santa Fe for one-on-one instruction on technical and aesthetic issues. There is also a classroom component. $450, 505-983-2934, October 26 ATC Flaming Chicken Trail Run. A 5K race and one-mile fun run on a dirt course through gorgeous terrain north of the Turquoise Trail. A Kenyan running clinic will also be part of this event. $15–$25 before October 21, $20–$30 after; The Academy for Technology and the Classics; 74 A Van Nu Po Road;

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November 15–16 The Mountaintop. FUSION Theatre Company presents Katori Hall’s celebrated and controversial dramatic reimagining of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luthor King

October 16–19 Tiny Heroes: Celebrating the Beauty of Our Pollinators. This informative conference will include renowned artists, beekeepers, researchers, and farmers to discuss bees’ fascinating role in our art and lives. Twenty percent of art sales will be donated to support local pollinator programs and projects. Kathryn Alexander, who shows at Little Bird at Loretto, will be one of the featured speakers and exhibited artists. 505-901-2102.

November 22–March 10 Spinning in Four Directions. Renowned Santa Fe artist Margarete Bagshaw shows 24 large oil paintings at a Smithsonian affiliate in Odessa. Free, Ellen Noel Art Museum, 4909 E University Blvd, Odessa, TX, Jr. Previously performed on Broadway with Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. King. $10–$40, times vary, The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco, November 15–17 Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. Santa Fe’s most eco-conscious art market is also one of its hippest and most exciting. A separate table with crafts will be set up to get kids into the spirit of making their own pieces. Free, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505603-0558, November 29 Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza. The mayor and Santa Claus will be on-hand when the famous Plaza Christmas lights get flipped on for the first time this season. Free, 6 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, November 23–24 SWAIA Winter Indian Market. Hundreds of artists present thousands of works at the winter version of Santa Fe’s renowned Indian Market. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 505-983-5220, November 30 La Cienega Studio Tour. One of New Mexico’s oldest studio tours is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Artists will open up their studios to present weaving, jewelry, glass art, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, mixed media, paintings, and photography. Free, locations vary, 505699-6788,

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The Blue Hole




Scuba diving in the desert? Entirely possible. In fact, The Blue Hole, about 115 miles east of Albuquerque in arid Santa Rosa, is one of the country’s top scuba diving destinations. Thanks to an underwater aquifer, water flows into the 80-foot-deep bell-shaped pool at a rate of 3,000 gallons per minute. The resulting clear, fresh water, which remains a constant 64 degrees year-round, attracts thousands of divers and swimmers annually. You can purchase diving permits from the city of Santa Rosa (, 575-472-3763), and you can rent (or fill) your diving tank on-site at a private dive shop. Proof of certification for scuba diving is required, and dive plans should take into account the site’s 5,000-foot altitude.—Samantha Schwirck


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Foothills Estate Art and architecture meet in this unique 6,500 square foot, double adobe masterpiece with spectacular views that overlook the city and the Jemez Mountains. The gorgeous main house encompasses elegant public rooms, a chef’s kitchen, a luxurious master suite plus a private guest wing. The property includes a 500 square foot guest house. MLS# 201205469 $1,699,000

Development Opportunity The property consists of a historic bungalow with pitched roof, one bedroom, an office, wood floors and old world detailing throughout. It could serve as the model home of a six-unit development that could be used as short-term rentals, in-town offices, or second homes in the heart of the city. The lot is suited for numerous other development opportunities. MLS# 201303724 $1,400,000

Coveted Eastside Property

Enjoy the famous New Mexico sunsets from this terrific home in the Sangre de Cristo foothills of Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside. This home’s versatile, open floor plan provides many options for the next owner with all major rooms on the main level and a family room and additional bedrooms on the second level. A large entertaining view deck provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor living. MLS# 201303144 $629,000

Selling Santa Fe... All Areas, All Prices

Fabulous Gold Trail Gracious home on 10+ acres in rural Santa Fe, only 15 minutes from major shopping. Main house of 2350 sq.ft. has an open floor plan with a master suite & an office or 2nd bedroom on the main level. An upstairs 3rd bedroom guest suite compliments the living space. Beautiful & expansive views of surrounding mountains are seen from every room & the outside patio. A detached 1BR/1BA guest house completes this property. MLS# 201301150 $625,000

Picture Perfect Views

This charming gated community provides a country setting with city infrastructure. Single level home has open floor plan with good separation between master and guest bedrooms. Amenities include granite tile, stainless steel appliances and an attached 3-car garage. Easy access to I-25 allows for commute to Santa Fe or Albuquerque as well as to the Santa Fe Community College and major shopping. MLS# 201304498 $379,000

Liz Sheffield 505-660-4299 505.983.5151 - 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe NM

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