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THREE UNIQUE SANTA FE HOMES • studio tours • showhouse santa fe

October/November 2016


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HISTORIC EASTSIDE ESTATE | 4 br, 5 ba, 6,065 sq. ft. | $4,900,000 MLS: 201601329 | Santa Fe Team | 505.660.6121

3 INDIAN PONY | 3 br, 5 ba, 10.8 acres, Las Campanas | $4,295,000 MLS: 201603592 | Aleka Moore, Johnnie Gillespie | 505.412.9566

VILLA DE PIEDRA | 5 br, 7 ba, Las Campanas | $2,995,000 MLS: 201601783 | Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

504, 506, 508 SAN ANTONIO STREET | Historic Eastside | $1,695,000 MLS: 201600523 | Christian Margetson | 310.497.5315

47 CAMINO MARIQUITA | 4.5 br, 4.5 ba, Sweeping Views | $1,245,000 MLS: 201604063 | K.C. Martin | 505.690.7192

79 DROEGE | 3 br, 4 ba, 10 acres, Arroyo Hondo | $1,140,000 MLS: 201604183 | Matt & Michaelene Sargent | 505.490.1718

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

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51 JACKRABBIT LANE | 5 br, 8 ba, 19+ ac., Arroyo Hondo | $4,200,000 Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

164 TANO ROAD | 21-acre In-Town Adobe Compound | $3,500,000 MLS: 201502526 | Ashley Margetson | 505.920.2300

62 STAR DANCER TRAIL | 3 br, 4 ba, Mountain Views | $1,595,000 MLS: 201603204 | David & Bonnie Sorenson | 505.670.5515

36 LA VENTANA DRIVE | 3 br, 5 ba, Arroyo Hondo Vistas | $1,275,000 MLS: 201603591 | Darlene Streit | 505.920.8001

76 LAVADERO ROAD | 4 br, 3 ba, 15.22 acres in Tesuque | $1,125,000 MLS: 201604092 | Chris Webster | 505.780.9500

850 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL | 4 br, 4 ba, Eastside Territorial | $1,050,000 MLS: 201603087 | Sara Sacra | 505.946.7163

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

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2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 December 10 - 11 The Nutcracker Aspen, CO December 17 - 18 The Nutcracker Santa Fe, NM January 28 Miami, FL February 18 Aspen, CO


February 25 - 26 Denver, CO

April 8 Santa Fe, NM

March 3 Northridge, CA

April 13 & 15 Scottsdale, AZ

March 7 Palm Desert, CA

April 21 Houston, TX

March 9 Irvine, CA

April 26 - 30 The Joyce Theater New York City, NY May 3 - 7 Philadelphia, PA

February 22 Beaver Creek, CO


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Family Foundation

Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, and made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cynthia Reid

“Wild Harmony” Artist’s reception November 11, 2016 | 5-7pm Showing through December 6, 2016

Cynthia Reid | Ascent | 40 x 40 | oil on canvas

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1482 Bishops Lodge Rd. Elegant, secluded, entertainer’s delight. $2,700,000

41 Vista Hermosa. Custom-sculpted plasterwork. MLS #201600732 $1,475,000

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1145 S. Summit Ridge. Luxurious, energy efficient. MLS #201602101 $1,365,000

1491 Camino Corrales. 1.88 acres near museums. MLS #201604109 $675,000

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Tierra Concepts is honored to have won an unprecedented 5 Grand Hacienda Awards get inspired :

sculpture objects functional art and design November 4–6 Opening Night, November 3 Navy Pier

Aurelie Guillaume, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h

Generously supported by

Christopher H. Martin | Chroma Prismatics | 24” x 24” each | acrylic on honed acrylic

Christopher Martin Gallery Santa Fe | Aspen | Dallas 644 Canyon Road | 505.303.3483 | open daily NOVEMBER 3-6, 2016 at SOFA CHICAGO

Annie O’Carroll

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1512 Pacheco St., A104 • Santa Fe, NM 87505 505.983.7055 • • •

MCCUAN: “Near Grove Ferry, Kent”, 20" x 16", Oil • ISENHOUR: “Red”, 6" x 6", Oil • HUBBLE: “Last Ode to Summer”, 12" x 12", Oil DAWSON: “Lavender Sky”, 11" x 12", Pastel • HARTSHORNE: “Some Optimism for Christmas”, 24" x 30", Oil • AXTON: “Crying Sky”, 12" x 12", Oil BALAAM: “Gaze-Leaf Lightening III”, 14" x 11", Oil • WEBB: “The Open Door”, 20" x 16", Oil • ANGUS: “Rhododendron, Lemons and Papaya”, 20" x 16", Acrylic


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32 Adventure

Take a vacation at Cliff River Springs — you and the horse you rode in on

36 History of the Lensic

Take a peek behind the velvet curtain and into the Lensic’s past


Jen Judge

the home issue


40 Yogi Hiker

Not just strolling the trails: really being there


28 City Different Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale


chris corrie

22 Publisher’s Note

42 Living Santa Fe stylish; Casa Tutti; urban oasis 66 Art Fall studio tours, gallery openings, new artists

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Tansey Contemporary

77 Dining Chef Johnny Vee tries out the new 401, reveals La Fonda’s updated lounge, and treats us to ice cream at La Lecheria

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showhouse santa fe • historic clark gardens • studio tours • art openings

October/November 2016

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home issue ON THE COVER Paul Rochford and Michael Violante’s carefully curated and lovingly renovated historic home on the Eastside. Photo by Chris Corrie

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Recently, I allowed a filmmaker friend to use my home for his latest creation. All my beautiful artwork was removed, furniture rearranged, and various props brought in to create the setting. Just as quickly as this transformation happened, it was also swiftly put back to the way it was, thanks to the professionalism of the film crew and their attention to detail. This exercise was a reminder of the ease in which our homes can be transformed into something that we might never have imagined—and that we ourselves can turn on our imaginations and let our homes take on a look not seen at any local furniture store. Homeowner Mona Snelson, whose home is featured in this issue, made the astute comment, “The next best thing to being an artist is creating a home.” To her point, our homes are our canvases; we can express ourselves with splashes of wall color, the displaying of art, and the arrangement of our furniture. We are not constrained by the current colors on the walls or by our furniture. Furthermore, we are not even limited by our own houses; not by the existing walls, windows, or doors. New houses can be built or bought. Existing ones can be remodeled, with rooms and spaces reimagined. At the most basic and accessible level, it’s easy to paint the walls or to add key pieces of furniture to transform a room completely. And when that happens, other elements follow. The mood when entering that room now changes, and perhaps the possibilites regarding activities within that room change. Like artwork, a whole new world becomes available to us—and the possibilities are as wide our imaginations. We hope you find inspiration with these pages. If your inspiration isn’t complete, I suggest you connect with one of Santa Fe’s many talented interior designers who can give you guidance while also allowing your home to be your own personal masterpiece. DAVID ROBIN



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|O V E R H E A R D | Q: What do you love about your neighborhood? “I live in Casa Solana and love many things about the neighborhood. On our street there’s a wide mix of ages from toddlers to grandparents, and everyone is quite friendly. My wife and I like to walk the neighborhood most evenings. There are many circuitous routes we can take—sometimes through the dog park. Sometimes it’s nice to walk up to Solana Center for coffee, or ride bikes over to the River Trail. Bicycling downtown when there is an event going on, rather than driving and finding parking, makes for a relaxing and enjoyable evening’s entertainment. I like the location— close to work, close to job sites, close to downtown, and close enough to go home for lunch.“ Kurt Faust, Tierra Concepts, Inc. 22

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“We and our four dogs love our early morning walks in the Eldorado greenbelt where we encounter coyotes, ravens, and lizards waking up to glorious sunrises. And of course we love the support from our community of pet lovers!” Lisa Boegl, Eldorado Country Pet Kim Shanahan, Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association

“I love my neighborhood. The homes on our street, Foothills Trail, are nestled on piñon-covered, two-acre lots. Our home is at the end of the cul-de-sac with incredible views to the Jemez, and nestled between Sun and Moon mountains. Best of all, there is a trail at the end of our driveway that has endless hiking opportunities.” Sharon Woods, Woods Design Builders

“What we love about our neighborhood is the quiet, and the green, and the rock outcroppings. We’re on top of a little mountain. There is an occasional bobcat, a family of five deer, a raven’s nest (a pretty noisy family), and a little road traffic. It smells new every morning. And the stars let us walk about at night without artificial light.” Edy Keeler, Core Value Interiors Bob Zachry, AIA, Robert Zachry Architect

New Listing 1852 FOREST CIRCLE Quintessential Pueblo Style

4 BR, 3 BA, 3,928 SQ.FT., .75 ACRES mls 201604383

$765,000 - Beautifully wooded one acre corner property in Sun Mountain Estates. This is a classic and comfortable pueblo style home. The well designed main floorplan has 3 bedrooms and a spacious upstairs office each with a fireplace. Outdoor entertaining is stylish in the covered portal and gazebo This quiet enclave is located minutes from hiking, Museum Hill & the best of Santa Fe amenities. Offering includes a detached one bedroom guest casita with separate parking, kitchen and private outdoor spaces.

New Listing

19 CLOUD MARCH EAST Custom Built Aesthetics

3 BR, 3 BA, 2,600 SQ.FT., 2.65 ACRES mls 201603670

$875,000 - This aesthetically pleasing, custom built Faswall home is very well appointed with kiva fireplace, flagstone and tile floors throughout, vigas, and French doors opening to lovely mountain views. Guests will enjoy their privacy with 2 bedrooms, full bath with whirlpool tub. This can be a unique turnkey opportunity!



Country Sophistication

Comfortable Contemporary

5 BR, 5 BA, 6107 SQ.FT., 5+ ACRES mls 201601879

2 BR, 2.5 BA, 1800 SQ.FT., .003 ACRES mls 201601827

$1,495,000 - Capturing views & within the highly regarded Arroyo Hondo, this architecturally designed home has fine finishes throughout. Powered by solar arrays & heated by a geothermal system, utilities are low if at all. Enjoy the beautiful courtyard entrance and lovely landscaped grounds.

$557,000 - This centrally located contemporary condo is stylish & ready to move-in. Features include 2 bedrooms each with on suite baths, a private garden, mountain views, natural light, vaulted ceiling, smashing finishes and a 2 car garage.

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along with the very best of The City Different’s Interior Design Community as they bring Old Mexico to life at 820 Camino Atalaya, an amazing gem hidden deep within Santa Fe’s historic eastside. The Bodelson Spier Team is proud to represent this property for it first time in 40 years. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour this incredible home. TICKETS AT SHOWHOUSESANTAFE.COM

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the buzz around town

Characters from all walks of life show up to enjoy the day’s festivities.

Spray bottle in hand, an artist preps her canvas.

Canyon Road Art Walk and Paint & Sculpt Out Now in its ninth year, Canyon Road’s annual Art Walk and Paint & Sculpt Out draws hundreds of artists in a variety of media. Organized by the Canyon Road Merchants Association, both events are free and open to the public. The Art Walk begins Friday, October 14 at 5 pm, and features artists’ receptions, demonstrations, and talks at the various galleries. Many of the nearby restaurants and boutiques stay open late to accommodate the numerous visitors. On Saturday at 10 am, the Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out officially begins. This is the second year that the event is open to all creative types, including glass blowers, weavers, potters, and jewelry designers. Artists, not limited to those with Canyon Road gallery representation, line the sides of the road, prepared to paint, draw, sculpt, and mingle. As in years past, students from the public school music programs will be on hand to provide music during this pet- and familyfriendly event.—Amanda Jackson EVENT

An artist works diligently en plein air.

Art Walk, October 14, 5 pm, free, Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out, October 15, 10 am–4 pm, free, Canyon Road, 28

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Children from local public schools perform during the weekend’s events.

Artists working in all media are welcome.

Take a moment to chat with the artists while they work.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Naomie Harris as Elizabeth Lavenza and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature in Frankenstein.

FILM The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival began in 2009 as a small fringe festival. Two years later, it was the biggest event of its kind in New Mexico, screening over 100 films in a five-day period. Now in its eighth year, the SFIFF commands big names; George R. R. Martin, Jay Roach, Wes Studi, Lee Daniels, Pen Densham, Chris Eyre, and Amber Sealey have all taken part. SFIFF films will screen at all the art house theaters in Santa Fe. Tickets to most screenings and events will be available on and the website. Festival passes are $300 and include all films, panels, discussions, and after parties.—AJ

courtesy lensic performing arts center

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, October 19–23, times, costs, and locations vary,

“Turn On, Tune In”— a digital storytelling workshop EVENT The New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in conjunction with the Palace of the Governors, inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counterculture motto “Turn on, tune in, drop out,” presents a unique digital storytelling workshop with members from five New Mexico communities: Dixon, Las Vegas, Placitas, Silver City, and Taos. This event, featuring 10 intergenerational New Mexicans—two each from the above listed cities—will tell their stories inspired by counterculture in New Mexico. Participants will craft personal stories, record their voices, and pull photographs from their own personal scrapbooks to assemble a three-minute digital story. Themes explored in their stories include alternative living, civil rights, environmentalism, art as a form of activism, spirituality, and migration. The workshop will become part of NMHM’s counterculture exhibition, which aims to highlight individuals’ roles in shaping history, and is set to open in May 2017.—AJ

Lensic Performing Arts Center events

The Lensic Performing Arts Center, times and costs vary, 211 W San Francisco, 30

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“Turn On, Tune In”—a New Mexico History Museum digital storytelling workshop, October 14–16, free, New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors,

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

Carol Franco

performance For a true Santa Fe experience, taking in an event at the ornate Lensic Performing Arts Center is a must. The October and November lineup provides plenty of variety for the regular theatergoer and occasional visitor alike. The month of October offers three very different opportunities: Performance Santa Fe brings the Shanghai Acrobats to town October 6; a lecture, “Mining Math’s Gray Area: Uncertainty and Contradiction” by Jordan S. Ellenberg, presented by the Santa Fe Institute, October 18; and a National Theatre Live HD encore screening of Frankenstein, starring the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch, will show on the 29th. November hosts four main events. The 5th and 6th bring Santa Fe Pro Musica’s concert, Ladder to the Moon: Musical Storytelling. The title piece, by Michael Daugherty, was inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s skyscraper paintings. Violinist Ida Kavafian, who premiered the work in 2006, will be the soloist. The Santa Fe Symphony presents Handel’s evergreen Messiah November 19 and 20. The other two events— both musical performances presented by Performance Santa Fe—feature the Havana Cuba All-Stars, November 10, on their first American tour, and Stephen Hough, internationally acclaimed pianist, who takes the stage on the 29th.—AJ

Native Treasures Collector’s Sale, October 8–9, (early bird shopping on Saturday, 9–10 am, $20), Saturday and Sunday, 9–10 am, free, Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill, 708 Camino Lejo,

photo by Laurie Allegretti

by appointment Mon-Sat 10am-5pm • 505-913-0104 •

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A UNIQUE SALE OF NATIVE AMERICAN ART FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings—old and contemporary—whether you are a new or a seasoned collector, come find your own treasure! A benefit for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Museum Hill – Laboratory of Anthropology • Santa Fe

Saturday and Sunday • October 8–9, 2016 Early Birds • Saturday, 9–10 am • $25 Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm • Free Admission Refreshments and meals available from Dr. Field Goods Food Truck on Saturday, Oct. 8 Photos by Carol Franco

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Ride. Relax. Repeat.

A small antique horse at Cliff River Springs. Cliff River Springs’ owner, Hope Atterbury, has two of her own horses on the property.

a n e que st ria n e s cape in Nor t he r n Ne w Mex ico by Ama nda Jacks on

El Rito Horse Boarding’s barn, complete with weathervane and welcome horseshoe.

The boarding property has two arenas; the smaller (pictured) is a short distance from the barn.

Two horses relax in the larger arena, which can also be used for lunging or riding.


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photo graphs by Ja me s Pitma n

Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico are known worldwide as tourist destinations. However, for those desiring to travel and explore with their equine companions, finding a place to relax while also taking care of horses can present a challenge. North of Santa Fe, the small towns of La Madera and El Rito, NM, provide an option that allows both horse and rider to enjoy the best of the area and beauty of the landscape: Cliff River Springs casitas and the associated El Rito Horse Boarding facility. As the sun rises above the cliffs surrounding Tecolote Peak and shines into your casita window, your day at Cliff River Springs begins. Each casita has a full kitchen, and a breakfast of farm-fresh eggs and homemade sourdough toast and jelly can be prepared from the supplies found in the lightly stocked refrigerator. These provisions also include a few fresh picked vegetables from Ancient Waters Farm, also located on the property. After an early breakfast, it’s a short drive over to El Rito Horse Boarding to begin a day of riding. Kardy Martinez, owner of El Rito Horse Boarding, provides care and boarding for a maximum of three horses. His services include 24-hour security, an on-site farrier, and two on-call veterinarians. The property is furnished with a small barn, two indoor stalls and two separate open-air stalls, a wash rack, a small round pen, and a larger riding arena. There is an additional area to lock and secure your tack and belongings, as well as bathrooms and a dressing area for rider convenience. Martinez does ask that you provide your own grain and other food, although he is happy to dish it up for your equine partner during your stay at Cliff River Springs. The Carson National Forest as well as New Mexico state lands are near the property, and provide awe-inspiring riding experiences with beautiful Southwest scenery and rich Western history. National Forest maps can be found at the nearby ranger station in El Rito; and Martinez, an area native, will show you the different trailheads and explain a bit of the area’s history before you set out.

As you saddle up and ride out from El Rito Horse Boarding, your opportunities are endless, with direct access to hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in all directions. There are four main trail recommendations to choose from. An eastern trail wanders by the last remains of a Puebloan site, inhabited from 1350–1550 AD, which once stretched over 20 acres. The southern trail is equally unique, passing by the ruins of the El Rito mission church and the rock formations standing near the eroding walls of this 1800s-era adobe structure. The western trail takes you into the backcountry, heading towards Plaza Blanca and the Rio Chama. A fourth recommended trail to the north is a short trailer drive from El Rito Horse Boarding but provides high country riding with breathtaking mountain scenery. Each of these trails provides a unique experience, while also catering to riders of varying skill levels. After a long day in the saddle, the oasis that is Cliff River Springs awaits. Numerous secluded benches, chairs, and hammocks are available for relaxing. Close to the casitas, a large pond complete with birds and bullfrogs is available for swimming or canoeing. Cliff River Springs’ 1,200-acre The western trail, with views of the mountains, property is open for is situated on Carson National Forest land. exploration—six different walking trails offer easy to advanced hikes, and there are plenty of places to simply rest and enjoy the glorious views.

The larger pond at Cliff River Springs is perfect for swimming, birdwatching, or simply relaxing.

Mark White Fine Art

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Shown here: Mark White, Rio Chama, July 13, 2016, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”



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Lauren Fadeley and Alex Peters shine during La Chasse, part of Performance Santa Fe’s 2015 Stars of American Ballet.

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This photograph was taken a few years after the opening of the Lensic Theater in 1931.

behind the velvet curtain Robert Reck

the history of the Lensic Performing Arts Center

After its grand reopening in April 2001, the Lensic Performing Arts Center maintained its original architecture and unique décor.


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Ilana Rose reaches new heights on the aerial hoop during a production of Wise Fool’s Circus Luminous.

by Emily Van Cleve

atrons of the Lensic Performing Arts Center owe a debt of gratitude to Santa Fe merchant Nathan Salmon, who bought land on San Francisco Street at the onset of the Great Depression and collaborated with his son-in-law E. John Greer to build the Lensic Theater. Their idea was to create a Spanish-style theater with the latest projection and sound equipment. The theater, which opened in 1931, received its name after Salmon offered a $25 prize to anyone coming up with an appropriate name for the theater. Mrs. P.J. Smithwick came up with the Lensic as an acronym for the initials of Salmon’s grandchildren. “The L in Lensic comes from the name of my mother Lila (Greer) Koury, and the N comes from the name of my uncle, Nathan Greer,” explains Santa Fe resident Alexis Girard, Salmon’s great granddaughter and the CEO of Greer Enterprises. In the early years, the building hosted a select group of live performances and many movies under the management of the Greer family. By the late 1960s, film and entertainment company United Artists was leasing the space. In 1998, the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center came into being—led by Santa Feans Bill and Nancy Zeckendorf, Joe Schepps, and Patricia McFate—and this new entity raised $9 million from the city, local performing arts groups, and citizens in order to restore the theater. In 1999, the organization purchased the lease from


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A major part of the repairs involved new seating.

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United Artists and negotiated a 75-year contract of its own. In 2000, construction began, and the newly renovated theater— under the Lensic Performing Arts Center name—opened to the public in April 2001. Ten years later, in 2011, the Lensic entity purchased the theater from Greer and now owns it completely. “There weren’t any external or internal changes to the structure during the renovation,” says Robert Martin, the Lensic’s former executive and artistic director. “The stage was remodeled and new seats were installed. As layers and layers of old paint were removed, we discovered original designs on the inside walls. They’re still there.” Maintaining the Lensic Performing Arts Center, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, is a mammoth undertaking. “We have to deal with wear and tear and make sure we keep it beautiful and use state-of-the-art equipment,” says Martin. “We close twice a year for two weeks at a time for maintenance.” Today, the Lensic hosts more than 200 events annually, including professional performances and community outreach programs. Be sure to notice the inscribed marble cornerstone at the base of the wall near the Lensic’s entry before attending the next event. The words “Dedicated to the People of Santa Fe by Nathan Salmon and E. John Greer” are a gentle reminder of the generosity of these visionaries.

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In 2000–2001, the Lensic was restored and refurbished; the new design preserved its original style while also diversifying the venue’s possibilites.

Above: This 1930s-era photo shows the stage where live performances and films were shown.

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YogiHiker ba la nc e of mind a nd body in t he g re at out do ors while most yoga studios create an oasis, few can offer the experience of breathing in the gentle scent of ponderosa and absorbing mountain views while balancing in tree pose. Now in her sixth season, YogiHiker founder Stacy Kinsley breaks practitioners out of the studio and guides them to serene locales in the Santa Fe National Forest for their vinyasa flows. Kinsley came to yoga more than 10 years ago while searching for stress relief when her Wisconsin cheese company entered a period of massive growth; and she knew she never wanted to teach in a studio. After she sold her company and her family relocated to New Mexico, hiking became a big part of her life. She began combining two mutually beneficial regimens—hiking brought strength to her yoga; yoga brought openness and flexibility that kept her fit for hiking. Kinsley, along with two other YogiHiker guides, now leads three varieties of offerings for year-round excursions. She can lead up to six yogis at a time; and she’ll guide solo hikers, for an extra charge. The traditional yogi hike involves a three-mile, round-trip excursion and runs almost three hours. The session begins with a hike, during which Kinsley helps participants observe their surroundings, whether 40

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wildflowers or expansive vistas. Once the group is gathered in Kinsley’s secret spot, on a level bed of pine needles, she guides hikers through a gentle yoga practice, inviting them to tune in to the sounds of nature, such as the ocean-like sound of the ponderosa branches swaying. The group then hikes back to the trailhead. The Aspen Immersion YogiHike involves a longer drive and a four-mile hike; it’s perfect for fall, when the golden aspens shimmer above the practitioners as they stretch beneath a copse. Newly introduced, the 3 Elements Tour is a daylong excursion to Origin at Rancho de San Juan retreat center in Ojo Caliente, with hikes, gentle yoga in a yurt, and meditation time in the Windows of the Earth Cave Sanctuary, a sandstone cave carved by artist Ra Paulette. “There’s a tendency in America to push ourselves and be competitive in yoga,” Kinsley says. “This is the antithesis of that. This type of yoga is a balance to the exertion of hiking. It’s more of a complementary system to enable one’s body to keep moving and flowing healthfully.”—Ashley M. Biggers YogiHiker, trips $100–$250, 505-819-8445,

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Facing page: YogiHiker founder Stacy Kinsley, noticing the complementary roles yoga and hiking took in her own life, set out to share such balance with the public.

A typical YogiHiker excursion entails an in-and-out guided hike to a secluded location, where the guide leads a relaxing yoga session.


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The exquisite landscaping and conservation of the towering cottonwoods were major elements of the remodel of Paul Rochford and Michael Violante’s Eastside home. The round “seating” is actually an old well that irrigates the yard. Perfectly placed (and startlingly realistic!) animal sculptures are perfect accents; the coyote (nicknamed “Wilma” by the owners) is by Jim Eppler (Manitou Galleries). Some of the animals—Maxwell and Poe, at right—are quite real.


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by Frances Madeson rom the moment their eponymous but after looking at other houses, realized photographs bydesign Amadeusmove, Leitner firm was founded in 2008, Michael that what they really wanted to do was to customViolante and Paul Rochford’s last names ize their current home—which Paul, a native Santa became an inseparable part of the Santa Fean, had owned for some 20 years—in a way that Fe design scene. Indeed, Violante & Rochford was singularly their own. Built in the 1930s, the Interiors is so well known that when you actually house had smallish rooms, a dark interior, and an meet the partners behind the company, at first it’s awkward layout. a bit disconcerting thinking of them in any capac“We wanted to create a beachy, cottage feel—a ity other than their refined, professional personas. place where we would feel like we were on vacation Spend five minutes at home with these lovely gentle- at home,” explains Michael, a 26-year resident of men, however, and you realize that they’re not last Santa Fe. “Our goal was to open it up and bring in name guys at all: they’re Michael and Paul. And, more light.” To make it happen, the two experienced tight team that they are—both professionally and designers turned, quite naturally, to Woods Design personally—rarely will you hear one’s name menBuilders, with whom Violante & Rochford has coltioned without the other’s. laborated professionally for almost a decade on scores of projects—many of them award-winning. “V&R After living in their Eastside home for eight years, Michael and Paul started feeling the urge to is the only firm we recommend,” says Rob Woods,

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Right: Michael (on the left with Poe) and Paul with Maxwell, in the kitchen that expresses their own distinctive Santa Fe style.

“We’re inspired by everything we see,” says Paul Rochford.


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Left: Michael Violante with Poe, a sealpoint Himalayan who clearly adds plenty of character to his new home.

As part of the renovation, Woods Design Builders completely transformed the living room to include hard-troweled walls, skylights, crisp corners, an angular fireplace, and deep window wells, earning a Best Craftsmanship award and a Best Historic Remodel award in the 2016 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes.

Above: Paul and Michael are well known as animal lovers and pet parents. Top to bottom: Maxwell, Tila, and Poe.

The entry and dining areas bring together—in a seemingly effortless manner—all that Paul and Michael love: white walls, antiques (such as the early-18th-century vestment chest and the midcentury Henningsen Snowball chandelier), and locally sourced art and furniture.

Placed just so in the homey but elegant media room are sculptures collected from various galleries, a pair of Hans Wegner midcentury chairs, and a vibrant Emily Mason painting. “A lot of living goes on here,” says Paul.

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Right: Expanding the kitchen in size and adding skylights instantly improved its scale and flow, while a few well-placed antiques, collected pieces, and, er, cats add just the right amount of color and soften the hard angles. Below: Nick Brandt’s black and white African wildlife photography makes a statement in the living room, where Paul and Michael have deliberately kept tones subdued and décor to a mimimum in order to show off this cherished collection.

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A study in mixed media, white Knoll Gigi chairs and a tulip-style table (above) pair perfectly with a rustic sideboard, animal head sculptures by Hib Sabin (Manitou Galleries), and watercolor animal portraits by painter Rafael Soares, who is represented at Violante & Rochford Interiors. 46

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Sunny gold linens brighten the guest bedroom, which is now features an en suite bathroom. A collection of Carol Anthony works adorns the walls. Bathroom tile by Statements In Tile/Lighting/ Kitchens/Flooring.

Serene and calming, the master bedroom now sports a set of French doors and a great view. The play of colors and patterns is well considered, from the Moroccan rug to the orange tie-dye pillow (though Paul calls the latter a “yes, dear” moment).

“which is why it was so fun to finally get to work with Paul and Michael on their personal home.” “Plus,” adds project manager Shane Woods, “Paul and Michael just ‘got’ it—they understood that sometimes there are changes and unforeseen circumstances. Rather than being upset, they really embraced the process.” Well, mostly. “I only had one minor meltdown,” Paul laughs. “And in my defense, at the time I had a cold.” The eight-month historic renovation was essentially a gut remodel in which even the roof was removed in order to accommodate tons of new lighting and numerous skylights, which, in addition to suffusing the home with sunshine, offer the added benefit of easy appreciation of the cottonwoods towering above the home. “We kind of live our lives around our animals [pup Maxwell and Poe the cat], our gardens,

and our trees,” says Paul. “We think of ourselves as the custodians of these cottonwoods. If you look up into any skylight, you can see a different vignette of a tree.” Likewise, says Michael, “Look down and you’ll see leaves dancing on the floor.”

“For our own home, we tend toward a spare environment so that you can appreciate each and every thing,” says Michael Violante. A new HVAC system, brand new electrical, and the creation of a two-car garage took care of some housekeeping issues. As the home was deemed a “contributing” historic building, not much could be done to the façade, other than

The powder room bath is at once masculine and elegant, with a sink and gorgeous fixtures by Santa Fe By Design, a custom framed mirror, and an antique chandelier.

updating and landscaping. But the interiors were fair game for renovation, and Paul and Michael were ready for some major changes. Sharon Woods and Woods architect Salomon Velasquez helped them finetune a floor plan that enlarged almost every room and dramatically improved the flow of the house. Paul and Michael started making decisions about the palette early in the process, though admittedly this wasn’t a big stretch for these two. As Paul notes, “We’re big fans of white walls.” Transforming the painted plaster walls to expanses of matte-finish, hard-troweled gorgeousness and matching the ceilings, beams, and nichos with the same arctic white hue created a de facto gallery for every one of the couple’s lovingly collected art pieces, antiques, and décor, from the Nick Brandt wildlife photography in the living room to the Pre-Columbian dog on the vestment chest in the entryway. “Our aesthetic is eclectic and, what I’d call collected,” says Paul. “Our home is a collection of things from our separate lives and our life together.” Michael nods. “For our own home, we tend toward a spare environment so that you can appreciate each and every thing in it. We’re kind of known for creating a calm kind of environment, a sort of ethereal quality.” Much in the way Michael and Paul play to each other’s strengths in working with clients, they likewise deferred to one another when redesigning their own home. october/november 2016

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Inspired by a street they discovered in Spain, Michael and Paul created a secluded and very special sitting area for themselves just outside the media room. With its meticulously designed floor, overflowing planters, and softly lit grape arbor, the charming courtyard is a delightful retreat for its world-traveling owners and a reminder of places they’ve enjoyed together.


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“Actually,” Paul deadpans, “I just said ‘yes, dear’ a lot.” “We really haven’t done a lot of color in the past,” Michael admits. “This was a bit of an adventure for us.” Lovely wheat-gold hues in the living room sofa and striped George Smith chairs, gently echoed in the guest bedroom linens, add warmth to the space, but the sparkling white walls and beams not only keep colors in check, but, as Michael adds, allow the use of more pattern. Indeed, as the owners have suggested, against the white gallery, every item in the home and every considered design choice presents itself for straightforward appreciation—a Danish modern chair, a small but colorful painting, an ethereal wooden mobile.

“This house is so us,” says Paul emphatically. “It is us.” After eight months of living off-site (while simultaneously running a thriving interior design business and making daily decisions about their own residence-to-be), Michael and Paul were thrilled to move into the newly renovated home in late July. They barely had time to settle in, however, as after a few finishing touches—most notably to the landscaping and lovely outdoor sitting areas—they were throwing open their doors to thousands of Parade of Homes visitors eager to see the finished product. Ever cool and collected, the consummate professionals graciously answered hundreds of questions about their home and the design process. Paul and Michael acknowledge that while it was certainly nice to hear complimentary things about the home they and the Woods team worked so hard to remodel, a couple of welldeserved Parade accolades were icing on the cake. The home earned Woods Design Builders awards for Best Craftmanship and Best Historic Renovation in its category. The latter was especially gratifying for the homeowners, who, having embraced their roles as stewards of a special piece of Santa Fe history, embarked upon a journey to restore it—not only for themselves, but for the next generation of Santa Feans. Paul looks around his new home, barely recognizable today as the as the same one he owned for almost two decades. Then with a smile he glances at his husband. “This house is so us,” he says emphatically. “It is us.”

Paul and Michael exchanged “I do’s” on their front lawn in 2013, a couple of years before taking another plunge together: renovating the entire home into an award-winning and singularly Santa Fe–style residence.

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Casa Tutti the house with everything for a creative young family

Striking corrugated metal walls mark the entrance of Casa Tutti (loosely translated as “the house with everything”). Owners Dee Bangert and Aaron Bohrer opted for fun, bright accent colors inside and outside the house—orange columns, bright green tile in the kitchen, and this vibrant exterior wall. 50

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Opening to an interior courtyard-slashenclosed child’s play space are sliding glass doors that blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors. Clerestory windows bring plenty of natural light into the great room, a tasteful blend of modern and midcentury-style décor.

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What do you get when two building and design professionals on a budget team up to create their dream house? An award-winning, eco-friendly dwelling in which every detail is carefully considered and where (as its owners only half-jokingly put it) “form follows finances.” Dee Bangert and Aaron Bohrer’s compact and elegant 1,260-square-foot residence stands on an infill lot not far from Agua Fria. “It’s so convenient,” says Bangert, citing the bike trail that snakes near the property and the two city parks—Ashbaugh and Frenchy’s Field—within walking distance. Then there are the Cerrillos Road businesses they can access on foot: Empire Builders Supply, The Pantry, and Vegan Thai, to name a few favorites.

A lot of foot traffic comes near the lot. A corrugated metal façade provides privacy while reinforcing the home’s modern industrial aesthetic. Bangert and Bohrer dubbed their home “Casa Tutti,” a name it shares with their side project, Casa Tutti Design Build, which is geared,” says Bangert, “toward small houses on infill lots.” An Italian musical term that instructs all performers to play together, tutti is an apt moniker for a domicile gracefully incorporating all of the many elements important to the couple—not least of which is the health and comfort of their young son Chauncy, known as Chantz. The plan apparently worked for all parties; upon moving into his new room, says Bohrer, Chantz slept soundly for the first time in months, and Bohrer is enjoying the proximity to the local scene. “It’s like living on a gridiron; I feel more connected to people living here,” says Bohrer of being in town. He’s also reduced his gas consumption by half and feels more connected to the land around him. Before moving to Santa

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Right: A joint home office is tucked discreetly off the main entrance and well away from the living spaces. Brilliant white walls allow carefully chosen accent colors to stand out, whether in the homeowners’ furnishings or art pieces.

Below: The kitchen may be the gathering place in most homes, but in Casa Tutti, the great room is where the family congregates, relaxes, and dines. Designed precisely to accommodate possessions, books, and even a piano, the space has an expansive feel thanks to the well-placed glass doors at the far end.


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Fe in the ’90s, Bohrer, a licensed architect who drew up the home’s plans, worked at I.M. Pei’s New York office. That experience instilled in him an affinity for indoor/outdoor space, manifested in his own home’s three-panel sliding door system that extends the main living area into a patio, doubling the usable space during the seasonable months and visually doubling it the rest of the year. Because the top of the door is flush with the ceiling—both measure 9 feet in height—there is a harmonious flow between interior and exterior.

“People forget when you design smaller houses that you can still play with [scale],” says Dee Bangert.


Above: Almost a piece of art, a wall cabinet subtly hides the TV, while recessed bookshelves allow for more floor space. Comfortable, no-fuss furniture in the living area (above and below) is appropriate for adult and child use, with happy colors indicative of the youthful, lighthearted nature of the family that lives here.

The patio also houses the property’s sole fireplace. “We wanted the ambience of a fireplace without the mess inside,” Bangert explains. Most importantly, the courtyard, which is also accessible from the master bedroom, provides a safe enclosed play area for Chantz. Finding a house for sale with an outdoor-only fireplace proved harder than the couple imagined— and it was one of the main reasons they chose to build rather than buy. More than once, Bangert was tempted to settle for less, but her partner always stepped up. “I’m so glad Aaron kept the dream alive,” she says. Though the home’s spare lines may, at first glance, appear antithetical to Northern New Mexico style, Bohrer explains that the home, like traditional Pueblo architecture, is “wall-dominant. Adobe buildings were little fortresses.” A lot of foot traffic comes near the lot, and a corrugated metal façade provides privacy while reinforcing the home’s modern industrial aesthetic. Much of the building budget went toward energy efficiency; Bangert is a professional home energy rater, and the integration of that aspect was second nature to her. The couple points out the no-frills white walls and radiant heat flooring made of poured concrete and tile. “You see a fairly austere palette here; it’s really a very simple building,” says Bohrer. “If you build a good shell, you can always upgrade the fixtures, but it’s difficult to replace windows or to add insulation.” Integral to that efficiency are the clerestory windows that line the compact great room, both bedrooms, and the couple’s shared home office space. In the living/dining area, the windows are covered by an exterior overhang whose size was calculated to let sunlight in during the winter but not the summer. In the office and bedrooms, they provide an ingenious method of bringing southern light into north-facing rooms. “There are no ‘west windows,’” says Bangert. “We didn’t want that heat in the summer.” Variation in ceiling height throughout the house translates into october/november 2016

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The kitchen (left and above) is a masterful example of efficient compact design. The owners reclaimed the cabinets from a teardown and repainted them in a neutral gray that allows the kicky glass backsplash tile to pop. The granite counters were reclaimed as well, simply reshaped to fit the new space by Counter Intelligence. Despite its modest size, the kitchen maintains every convenience—a full-size fridge, a dishwasher, and a double oven range. Kitchen gadgets and tools hang from metal racks to maximize space. Sink and fixtures from Santa Fe By Design.

coziness in certain spaces and expansiveness in others. “Aaron likes to play with scale,” says Bangert. “People forget when you design smaller houses that you can still play with that stuff.” The home was constructed by longtime Santa Fe design/build firm Madera Builders, with Bangert serving as the on-site superintendent. “Dee was my office manager at the time,” says Madera owner Gerry Barber, “and we worked together along with several of Madera’s crew members and subcontractors in constructing the house. It was really a group effort.” That effort resulted in the home—and Casa Tutti Design/Build as a first-time entrant—garnering four wins in its price category at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s 2015

Haciendas—A Parade of Homes: Best Water Efficiency, Best Energy Efficiency, Best Design, and Best Outdoor Living Space. “He’s a great builder to do any kind of style,” says Bangert of Barber. “He’s not ultramodern-only or Santa Fe style–only. He likes it all, and he’ll build it all. As for herself, Bangert notes that managing construction projects “is a fun process for me. I like being out at the job sites and finding solutions when things come up.” She quickly adds, however, that because Bohrer spent two years finessing the architectural plans, not many issues did arise. “We really did think it through very well. I probably say about once a week, ‘I love this house.’”

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The home’s single bathroom also encourages allowing fun, vibrant colors to pop against crisp and clean white backgrounds. Pumpkin-colored tile gleams in the shower (right) thanks in part to an overhead skylight, while the tiny contoured sink (above) stands out against a rich mosaic backsplash. Hansgrohe sink, shower, and tub fixtures from Dahl Plumbing Supply; sink and tub from Santa Fe By Design.

Storage being a precious commodity in a 1,260-square-foot home, the master bedroom makes use of prefab glass-front closets and shelves of pullout baskets rather than bulky pieces of furniture.


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Compact, fully enclosed, and outfitted with a fireplace, the courtyard encourages year-round outdoor living.

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a downtown condo’s renovation proves transformative in more ways than one

Despite its location in the very heart of downtown Santa Fe, Mona and Denny Snelson’s elevated condo has a comfortable, country feel thanks to its wide, wraparound deck. A custom railing by Madera Builders provides cozy but not confining enclosure to multiple shaded seating areas (here and opposite). 58

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of the attraction of the locale. “I love art, but I’m not an artist,” Mona admits. “The next best thing to being an artist is creating a home.” The lively palette is primarily turquoise, coral, rose, and green, though occasional starbursts of chartreuse and a warm glowing sunset hue add welcome visual interest. A gracious and thoughtful blend of traditional Southwest elements with flashes of designer-inspired glam, the condo feels like what it is: a comfortable haven in the heart of Santa Fe. Denny—a retired oil and gas entrepreneur, now investor—has especially enjoyed the restorative effect on his psyche, calling his Santa Fe home “a place of beauty, rest, and peace.” As one of six boys raised by a peripatetic Southern Baptist minister who opened churches throughout the Four Corners area, the sense of repose he feels here is deeply welcome.

“The next best thing to being an artist is creating a home,” says Mona Snelson.


ou might call it a metamorphosis of a metamorphosis. Mona and Denny Snelson converted an already-converted condominium into a customized urban oasis surrounded by something that money really can’t buy—the intangible atmospherics of a historic sophisticated Southwestern city in which, Mona says, “you feel like you’ve traveled abroad.” It took longer than planned and cost far more than originally budgeted, but there’s not a trace of the mercantilism that once dominated the old Sears & Roebuck store in which the Midland, Texas, couple chose to make their third home. Nor is there a whiff of the generic one-taste-fits-all aesthetic of the developer that took the property from retail icon to what is arguably Santa Fe’s premier downtown condominium property. “We love to walk in the front door; it’s a joy to see that Santa Fe light coming in,” Mona says. The condo sits above several Lincoln Avenue art galleries, which was part

A wraparound deck was the key selling point for the couple, who wanted the option of outdoor living without the upkeep of grounds or gardens. Appointed with elegant outdoor furnishings purchased locally, the elevated perch is where Denny enjoys the street life below and a glass of fine wine in the evening. The deck is his “happy place,” says Mona, and Denny does not disagree. In fact, happiness is a hallmark of this project, which was not so much a renovation but a transformation. Turning a livable apartment with perfectly acceptable, if not overly exciting, finishes into a living, breathing home reflective of their values and a distinctive sense of place specific to Santa Fe required the collaborative efforts of an inspired designer, an engaged builder, and risk-taking owners. Annie O’Carroll of Annie O’Carroll Interior Design and Gerry Barber of Madera Builders, LLC, partnered with the Snelsons to bring their vision to life. Undaunted at the prospect of dialing it back to steel and concrete, in full knowledge of the mess, fuss, and expense entailed, the team seized the opportunity to make key infrastructure improvements, adding soundproofing board in key places and installing humidifiers behind newly configured walls to combat the dry high desert air. But even with all the expansive freedom they allowed themselves, certain constraints beyond their control were operative. “It’s a historic building,” explains veteran builder Barber, “so we could not touch the outside shell other than installing the modern handrails around the wraparound deck. And we had to use the plumbing locations that were there. But otherwise, we stripped the entire inside down to the metal beams and started over.” And there was the matter of four vertical industrial support pillars smack in the middle of the living room. Designer O’Carroll conceived an ingenious solution that involved extending walls to meet two of the pillars, and october/november 2016

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Upholstery in Santa Fe blue is hard to miss through the Lucite dining set, while the equally glamorous Heracleum Big O chandelier by Moooi adds depth and casts just the right ambience.

Above: Detail of the hand-carved Millicent pop-up TV console (in photo at right), which hides not only the TV but cords and outlets. Right: Two sets of Southwesternstyle French doors open to the deck from the living room, accented with charming dÊcor and the owners’ collected artworks.


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Below: A bold mosaic backsplash of Syzygy tile (Statements In Tile/Lighting/Kitchens/Flooring) ties together the rich green laquered cabinetry and countertops of soapstone and Carrera marble (all from Counter Intelligence), and the gold fixtures and farmhouse sink (Santa Fe By Design). How fun is the ornate mirror?

The expansive master suite features many classic Southwestern touches: warm walnut flooring, coved ceilings, and a hand-painted kiva fireplace. This seating vignette picks up on other fuchsia accents in the room (below).

A thoughtful blend of traditional Southwest elements with flashes of designer-inspired glam, the condo is a comfortable haven in the heart of Santa Fe.

With its elegant and quintessentially Santa Fe– style furnishings (above) and architectural features, the Snelsons’ home in the City Different is vastly different from their Texas residences. Denny calls it “a place of beauty, rest, and peace.”

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A dreamy, white-on-white guest suite features a comfortable reading or napping area and its own private entry to the deck.

Above: Interior designer Annie O’Carroll, who worked closely with Madera Builders to bring her clients’ vision of an art-filled, soul-restoring Santa Fe home to life. Right: In the master bath, the tub is quintessentially Santa Fe. Tabarka tile from Statements In Tile/Lighting/ Kitchens/Flooring; fixtures from Santa Fe By Design; travertine by Counter Intelligence. 62

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Like little stars, hundreds of bulbs from the dining room chandelier twinkle merrily, a dreamy reflection of the Santa Fe evening sky.

A second guest suite goes more masculine behind a rustic, barn-style door. The room in the foreground—a TV area—features a Murphy bed that offers even more sleeping space when the need arises.

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then enveloping them. The remaining pillars were refinished by local artisan Mary McIntyre in a luminous Venetian plaster. The illusory effect de-emphasizes the posts’ solidity, and thanks to a bit of interior designing magic, the pillars now float in the open space and gently frame it. O’Carroll praises Mona’s “gutsy” use of color in the kitchen, which showcases lacquered cabinetry in a deep and verdant British racing green. The sunset-hued tile of the backsplash, handmade in Silver City, played significantly into the distinctive room’s design. “Since we were going to use soapstone on the countertops and Carrera marble on the island,” O’Carroll explains, “we wanted to do an all-over pattern—a big, colorful mosaic.” The kitchen undeniably sizzles, but so does the adjacent dining room where several elements of considerable drama—unusual forms, arresting materials, and a grandeur of scale—were added to dazzling effect. A 1950s Lucite Ghost table was paired with the Heracleum Big O Chandelier from Moooi Lighting, a dramatic and complex fixture with movable parts that requires six suspension points. “My clients bought it sight unseen,” O’Carroll says admiringly. “It was a risk, but a great example of the trust we had—how willing they were to go for things.” Mona recalls that at their first meeting she presented O’Carroll with her inspiration notebook, a three-inch binder of ideas that had to be made cohesive. With the aplomb born of many years of designing fine homes, O’Carroll ran with it, figuring out her clients’ tastes and adding a few special touches along the way. “Annie understood what I was wanting,” says Mona. “She helped me bring my vision to life. I got just what I wanted.”

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Each year, Santa Fe’s top designers transform a classic home in accordance with an assigned theme for ShowHouse Santa Fe. Approximately 30 designers are assigned specific rooms for which they create new looks, and items on display are often for sale to those touring the home. This year’s residence (which will be listed for sale with the Bodelson Spier Team of Santa Fe Properties) dates from 1932 and incorporates three subsequent additions. The homeowners of 40 years now have a nine-bedroom, eight-bath, two-kitchen, 8000-square-foot house open to the dreams and creations of the design teams. The teams don’t have to stick to the rooms’ initial purposes, but are free to use their imaginations in their transformations. The 2016 design theme for the house at 820 Camino Atalaya is “Everything Old Mexico is New Mexico Again.” ShowHouse cofounder David Naylor explains that this choice reflects the public’s pronounced taste for all things Southwestern and, in particular, Santa Fean. An earlier ShowHouse turned the featured residence from traditional to contemporary, and, says Naylor, that did not go over at all well with visitors. The event immediately returned to its Southwest leanings. This year, Naylor

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

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Visitors have the opportunity to chat with specific designers like Chris Martinez, far right, who created the African continental –themed room (also shown on the left).

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Here, a luxurious take on indoor New Mexico style by Marty Wilkinson of Metamorphosis complements her outdoor space, seen in the image below.

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

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continues, ShowHouse forms “a bridge from Old Mexico to New Mexico,” and will include a riot of brilliant colors from turquoise to hot pink to lime green. It will be “a twist of opposites,” he adds, which will demonstrate how to incorporate color into home design and landscaping. Also new, continues Naylor, is the re-envisioning of the grounds by teams of landscape designers, with that project overseen by landscape architect Solange Serquis of Serquis + Associates. ShowHouse 2016’s honorary chair Randolph Duke, whose career includes both interior and fashion design (and who is noted for his Hollywood red carpet creations) will contribute a tipi to this project. Duke’s remarks during the grand opening Fiesta Gala will address the spirit of the ShowHouse challenge, and what both guests and participating designers might take away from it. For one thing, the designers are free to explore their own interpretations of any given year’s theme, with no limits on how they might want to execute their ideas. Duke hopes that visitors will enjoy the mingled elements of fun and suprise, and notes that the public is invited to take these ideas and explore their own versions at home. The gala, with food and music, will take place on the premises on Friday, October 7 at 6 pm; regular public home tours will take place that weekend and on the following Saturday, October 15 (11 am–6 pm) and Sunday, October 16 (11 am–4 pm), during which time guests can select ShowHouse items for purchase. Proceeds from ShowHouse Santa Fe annually raise about $50,000, which benefits Dollars4Schools. Tickets for the gala are $125 per person, while tour tickets are $25 each; they can be purchased at

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Above: The group at Reside Home put together this bold bedroom using faux animal décor.

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Left: Kait Rhoads, Sunset, blown glass, blue, orange, and white hollow murrine woven with copper wire, steel wall mount, 46 x 13 x 3"


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

Fictitious Fiber nine artists unraveling a medium by Ama nda Jacks on

Tansey Contemporary, formerly Jane Sauer Gallery, presents the group exhibition Fictitious Fiber, curated by none other than the previous owner, Jane Sauer. A fiber artist herself, Sauer has been watching the field of fiber arts evolve and redefine itself for the last 40 years. “In the last five years I have been struck by what I consider to be another iteration of fiber art,” she states. “I observed a number of artists that explore the techniques and sensibilities of fiber art with materials not historically associated with textiles. I thought it would be interesting to place these artists in a space together to illustrate a new vein in the ancient field of textile arts.” The artists she refers to—Ran Adler, Ann Coddington, Tom Eckert, Melanie Ferguson, Jim Kraft, Kait Rhoads, Nancy Newman Rice, Harue Shimomoto, and Susanna Starr—were hand selected; through research, reading, and studying, Sauer chose them based on their proficiency in handling their chosen materials. “Each artist has a different and unique voice which further illustrates my premise,” Sauer expands. “Each artist has an innovative and daring studio practice and [is] operating outside the box.” Though the artists create works with non-fiber material, they use traditional techniques typically associated with fibrous materials— weaving, threading, basketry, draping, sewing, and twining—in order to explore new forms and functions of their chosen media, hence the name Fictitious Fiber. Historically, fiber art had a simply utilitarian function; it was not until after World War II that the term fiber art was used to describe new developments in textile arts in which aesthetic value was prioritized over utility. It was not until the 1960s and ’70s that an international revolution swept over fiber 66

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arts and artists. By the 1990s and early 2000s, there was an increased interest in experimentation and exploration of traditional boundaries and an investigation of materials and techniques in the fibers field. For example, artist Ann Coddington states, “I no longer separate fiber work from sculpture. For me they are one [and] the same—I make sculpture using the medium of fibers. I also use other techniques and materials, depending on the concept I am investigating. The meaning dictates the materials and technique.” Coddington’s work, titled flock, displays over 1,000 ceramic birds in flight and exemplifies Sauer and the exhibition’s aims. Coddington explains that “To weave that many would take years, so I wove about 10 different birds, made molds of those, and cast them with ceramic slip.” Overall, she anticipates the viewer will “find my work an enigma—it looks woven in terms of texture, and metallic in terms of finish, but is made of clay. I hope when the viewer first sees my piece, they respond to the visceral impact of the flock frozen in silent motion, and that it takes precedence over their awareness of material.” Each artist’s work in Fictitious Fiber likewise sparks discussion, commands the ability to create wonder, and demands a new respect for fiber art, as well as for the individual’s chosen medium. Whether your interests lie in fiber arts, sculpture, glasswork, or other media, this exhibition requires more than a single viewing—and time for contemplation. A Group Exhibition: Fictitious Fiber, October 7–November 4, reception October 7, 5–7 pm, Tansey Contemporary, 625 Canyon,

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

Below: Tom Eckert, Gnostic Moon, carved basswood, lacquer, 15 x 24 x 2"

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

Above: Jim Kraft, White Basket, earthenware clay, 31 x 12 x 12"

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

Above: Ann Coddington, flock, ceramic slip-cast, glazed birds from woven originals, each 14 x 14 x 2"

Left: Harue Shimomoto, Crazy Moon, fused slumped glass, 48 x 48 x 7"

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exploring inspirations fall studio tours around Northern New Mexico

by Anne Maclachlan and Elizabeth Sanchez


s the weather cools, the quiet warmth of art galleries and vibrant colors of Northern New Mexico welcome visitors to explore the region and the creativity it inspires. Celebrating the change of seasons with a number of studio tours, local artists open their spaces to the public for a look at how an idea becomes a finished work. These self-guided tours allow for lingering at favorite studios, with opportunities to buy original artwork along the way. Maps, food, and rest stops are also available. Below: Cipriano Vigil’s cigar box guitars will be a highlight of the El Rito Studio tour. Barbara Seiler, Art Viewing, photographic print, 18 x 14" Galisteo Studio Tour

El Rito Studio Tour October 1–2 10 am–5 pm

With 17 studios opening to the public the first weekend in October, nearly 30 artists will exhibit works in photography, textiles, paintings, and musical instrument-making. Food stops include El Farolito restaurant and desserts from Death By Chocolate at the El Rito library.

23rd Annual Abiquiú Studio Tour October 8–10 10 am–5 pm This Columbus Day, visitors are given the opportunity to tour over 60 artists’ studios in the scenic Chama River Valley and village of Abiquiú—renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s former home. Furniture, ceramics, retablos, santos, paintings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, and more will be on display. Above: Armando Adrian-Lopez, Maria Del Silencio, oil on canvas, 30 x 40". Scott Markman, Abiquiú Studio Tour 68

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Above: Barbara King, green folded rim bowl, porcelain, 8" diameter Galisteo Studio Tour Right: Judy Tuwaletstiwa, song 1, glass, pigment, matte gel, paint on canvas, 72 x 48" Galisteo Studio Tour

29th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour October 15–16 10 am–5 pm Nearly 20 miles south of Santa Fe, the Galisteo Basin is home to approximately 250 residents and a diverse art population. With an exhibition of over 20 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists’ work, accompanied by traditional and contemporary New Mexican cuisines, it’s no wonder over 2,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Left: Three pieces from the Los Alamos Studio Tour show the range of work available.


Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour October 15–16 Saturday, October 15, 10am–5 pm Sunday, October 16, 12 pm–5 pm After two successful years of tradition revival with local artists and University of New Mexico–Los Alamos student artists, the nonprofit Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is back again. This year, visitors can enjoy artwork in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

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PREVIEWS Louviere + Vanessa and Thomas Kellner

Thomas Kellner Louviere + Vanessa VERVE Gallery 219 E Marcy September 2– November 26 Reception October 7, 5–7 pm Gallery talk October 8, 2 pm VERVE Gallery’s extended exhibition of the artists Louviere + Vanessa in conjunction with Louviere + Vanessa, Mare Nubium, mixed media Thomas Kellner, in frame made by the artists, 38 x 48" makes for a show that pushes the boundaries of photography as an art form. Louviere + Vanessa’s work combines the nuances of multiple media, from film and photography to painting and printmaking. In a little over a decade of professional showing, they have been in over 50 exhibitions and film festivals in the United States and abroad. Kellner also shares an interest in experimental and conceptual photography. He has developed different pinhole camera series, as well as photogram work and printings in alternative techniques, including cyanotypes and saltpaper. Kellner works as a visiting professor of fine art photography, and is regularly invited to speak at different festivals and events around the world. The showing of these artists together is sure to bring about questions of technique, concept, experimentation, and what lies ahead for photography as a medium and art form.—Amanda Jackson Jim Bagley, Hermosa Creek, oil on canvas, 36 x 39"

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

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

Francisco Benítez, The Thinker, oil on canvas, 60 x 48"

Francisco Benítez: Ekphrastic Mnemonics Phil Space 1410 Second St November 11–25 Reception November 11, 5–7 pm Artist Francisco Benítez, working in in the notoriously difficult medium of encaustic, fuses the gravitas of history with the psychological narratives of his subjects in his new show, Ekphrastic Mnemonics. Ekphrastic Mnemonics alludes to the ancient descriptions of lost works of art, and of our efforts to reconstruct them through copies, associations, and images already in existence. Benítez’s paintings are an interpretation of ancient Greek and Roman painting, but include an ironic 21st-century twist. Currently Benítez divides his time between Europe and Santa Fe. Since 2002, he has participated in numerous high-profile solo exhibitions and group shows in the United States and abroad. His work is held in private collections and is on permanent display in the New Mexico State Legislature’s public art collection.—AJ Canyon Road Paint Out Group Show Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon October 14–28 Reception October 14, 5–7 pm Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out October 15, 10 am–4 pm Ventana Fine Art has selected eight artists—Angus, John Axton, Frank Balaam, and Barry McCuan, who have been with the gallery long term, and newer artists Sarah Hartshorne, Rod Hubble, Natasha Isenhour, and Alice Webb—to participate in the 9th annual Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out. These artists, representing painting in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor, and in a variety of styles and subject matter, have something to offer both to the new collector and the seasoned patron. The Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out is a fantastic opportunity to stroll down Canyon Road, watch the artists create new works, and mingle with fellow art lovers and the artists themselves.—AJ Frank Balaam, Green Doorway– Spring Air, oil on canvas, 72 x 24"

Aleta Pippin, Heart to Heart, oil on canvas, 48 x 48"

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

Studio Incamminati: Instructors and Alumni from the School of Contemporary Realist Art The Classic Collection at Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon October 7–31 Reception October 7, 5–7:30 pm The Classic Collection at Manitou Galleries presents Studio Incamminati: Instructors and Alumni from the School of Contemporary Realist Art. This exhibition displays works from both instructors and alumni from Studio Incamminati. The Philadelphia-based school, modeled on the traditional Italian accademia and French ateliers, is committed to the belief that mastery of technique is essential to creative expression, and it prides itself on Nelson Shanks, The Cultist, producing highly skilled artists capable of oil on canvas, 26 x 14" creating works with depth and purpose. It is also one of the few schools of its type to be accredited by the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design. Its artists, faculty, and alumni have been featured at numerous prominent venues and exhibitions including the National Arts Club, New York, NY; S.R. Brennen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM; and Philadelphia’s Comcast Center.—AJ october/november 2016

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Carla Spence, Autumn Glow, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30"

Fall Group Show: Golden Light Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado October 7–November 7 Reception October 7, 5–7 pm Barbara Meikle Fine Art hosts a reception for the gallery’s artists in the autumn show, Golden Light, which will display new work from Andrew Carson, Carla Spence, David Shanfeld, Gilberto Romero, Randy O’Brien, Robert Burt, and of course, Barbara Meikle. Celebrating all things fall, the exhibition highlights artworks that capitalize on the season’s spectacular light. Works in all media will be on view, from traditional oil and acrylic paintings and sculpture in clay and bronze, to wind sculptures and art glass. These works exemplify the talent and variety of the artists.—AJ

Lucia Antonellli, necklace, antique Ethiopian dress ornament with antique glass beads, 20" overall, front 12"

Feel It: The Intimacy of Handmade Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace,, through November 25 Featuring the work of artisans Claire Kahn, Lucia Antonelli, and Kay Khan, Patina Gallery celebrates the creative potential of the handmade and precision in the art of craft and jewelry. With a focus on fiber methods like crochet and weaving, the artists elevate these vernacular techniques using simple, found, and recycled materials, and transform them into objects of beauty. Claire Kahn creates woven and crochet beadwork using a variety of materials; Kay Khan constructs quilted pieces using sewing techniques; and Antonelli repurposes antique beaded items to form unique pieces.—AJ


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Claudio Souza Pinto, Happiness, oil on linen, 40 x 40"

Theatre of Life The Longworth Gallery 530 Canyon thelongworthgallery. com September 1 ongoing Reception October 7 5–8 pm Artist Claudio Souza Pinto states, “I paint the clothes of the person because society only values the appearance, but they [the clothes] only camouflage feelings.” His works, typically large oil on canvas paintings depicting surreal, romantic, and funny scenes, open a visual discussion regarding melancholy and love, sadness and happiness. Pinto’s art is created with layered glazes, and the meticulous details reveal his perfectionism. A native of Brazil, Pinto began painting under the guidance of his uncle and fellow artist Bernardo Cid de Souza Pinto. In 1990, Pinto moved to France to acquire formal training in oil painting, thus beginning his art career in earnest. It was during this time Pinto’s works developed their signature European and French influence.—AJ

David Simpson Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe September 30–October 30 Reception September 30, 5–7 pm Gallery talk October 1, 3–4 pm Charlotte Jackson Fine Art will give art aficionados a rare chance to see paintings spanning several decades of David Simpson’s long career, in conjunction with the publication of David Simpson: Paintings (1970–2015). The artist, now in his late 80s, plans to attend both the Friday evening reception and the Saturday gallery talk with Simpson and contemporary art expert Louis Grachos. Simpson is an abstract painter, known for his use of interference David Simpson, The Latest Alchemy, colors: acrylic paint made with acrylic on canvas, diameter 72" micro particles of mica coated with titanium dioxide or silica, which reflect and refract light. The paintings shimmer as the light hits them, and the colors shift, subtly or strikingly changing hue as the viewer looks at a painting from different angles. The show will also include earlier works, and Simpson will be available to sign books at both events.—Lisa Van Sickle

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Living room, Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio, Abiquiu, NM. Photo by Herb Lotz. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Maria Chabot, Georgia O’Keeffe, On the Roof, Ghost Ranch House, 1944. Photographic print. Gift of Maria Chabot. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Georgia O’Keeffe, Evening Star No. VI, 1917. Watercolor on paper, 8 7/8 x 12 in. Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Explore the remarkable career of Georgia O’Keeffe through her artwork, the objects, home and studio, and other places that were meaningful to her, and the experiences that defined her life. On view through October 3O, 2O16: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Far Wide Texas, an installation of the formative watercolors O’Keeffe painted in Canyon, Texas, from 1916 through 1918.




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Joe Wade Fine Art Carol Fallis, Colorata, oil, 47.5 x 31" Joe Wade Fine Art, Santa Fe’s premier art gallery since 1971, offers an extensive collection of emerging, established, and acclaimed artists’ work. The gallery, located one block soutwh of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in El Centro, showcases a varied selection of original paintings and bronze sculptures year-round. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 102 E Water St, 505-988-2727


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La Lecheria When the heat of summer is but a memory and the leaves start to fall, it’s hard to give up some of the culinary delights the warmer months have offered—especially ice cream. And when that cold confection comes from John Coleman’s newly opened La Lecheria in the Lena Loft district, it’s particularly tough to cut back, no matter how chilly it is outside. This Halloween-through-turkey season, try adding a heaping scoop of one of Coleman’s exotic and wildly creative ice creams to Mom’s pumpkin pie. Coleman, who goes from strength to strength (as witnessed by his hugely popular gastropub Fire & Hops), definitely thinks outside of the cone. He starts out traditionally, with local eggs, sugar, milk, and cream, and then lets his imagination and palate go wild with such flavors as matcha pineapple, carrot maple chile, Parmesan and apricot, prickly pear lemongrass (all pictured), and so much more. For the less experimentally minded, there’s classic vanilla, chocolate (with Maldon sea salt), and coffee, as well as sorbet and vegan options. La Lecheria offers cones, cups, and pints of these inventive takes on an age-old treat. Soon, watch for Coleman’s products to appear in select grocery stores and on restaurant menus. You scream, I scream—well, you know the rest. —John Vollertsen

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La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda Hotel e v e r y t h i n g o l d i s n e w ag ain

The cilantro-lime chicken salad, served in an avocado shell, would have been right at home in the days when La Fonda was a Harvey House.

As dining habits keep changing, the traditional restaurant that only offers appetizers, main courses, and desserts needs to adapt. More and more when I go out, one of my friends just wants a drink, one wants a snack, one wants dinner, and one just wants to boogie. Recently, during just such a night, we landed in the beautifully revamped La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda on the Plaza. The historic hotel has been the centerpiece of Santa Fe society since 1922, when the current structure was built; but for more than 400 years, the Plaza-centric location has been some sort of accommodation or inn. In keeping with this history, chef Lane Warner and his staff have hospitality confidently under their belts. Kudos to the owners for continuing to upgrade and modernize this Old Santa Fe Trail institution, while still maintaining her charm and her place in history. My foursome is coming from a rained-out rooftop cocktail party nearby. The Grand Dame La Fonda has always been a favorite of mine—I stayed here on my first trip to Santa Fe a quarter century ago. We are lucky to grab the last table in the bustling lounge and are seated right in the middle of the action; a band in full swing, dancers whirling, tourists taking in the local cuisine, and locals meeting up after work for a drink and a nosh. We are immediately seduced by the buzzy scene. Who says Santa Fe is a sleepy little town? I’m craving a crisp rosé, and order the Les Violettes Côtes du Rhône; it’s perfect. My outof-town guest wants a margarita to take part in the Margarita Trail promotion. Of course, we all have to try the bracing drink called Don Rael,


Below: Chef Lane Warner makes sure La Fonda's famished guests are well cared for morning, noon, and night.


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Tortilla chips come with three salsas: which one to try first?

made from Sauza Hornitos Reposado, Sauza Hornitos Añejo, Grand Marnier, and Patrón Citrónge—delish! We decide that dishes from the appetizer menu suit our appetites, since we had done a little nibbling before the deluge hit. We order a trio of starters, kicking off with a basket of corn chips (served warm—yummy) with a trio of salsas—tomato, roasted pineapple, and tomatillo—each has a nice kick and pep from roasted jalapeño. Our guacamole is gobbled up, and we order a second bowl. My vegan friend loves the kale and roasted chile hummus served with veggies and pita chips for dipping; we all agree the kale makes it special. A tasty cilantrolime–dressed salad with roasted pulled chicken and avocado is served in an avocado half, retro-style, tipping its hat to the days of the Harvey girls who would have been proud to serve it. The large menu also offers enchiladas, short ribs, wraps, burgers, sliders, and much more, making it the ideal destination if your gang is yearning for either big or small meals. The hungriest in the group (oh, that was me) loves the torta de borrego, a two-fisted sandwich with tender local lamb shoulder, tomatoes, arugula and feta—also local—with lemon-cilantro aioli. Sided with crisp and light beer-battered onion rings, it’s the hit of the night. Desserts come in mini $3 bites—great if you just want a little sweet finish to the night. The tres leches in a shot glass is fun, given a zip with prickly pear coulis. We love the churros with Mexican chocolate dipping sauce so much that we order a second. As the band kicks into high gear with “Beast of Burden,” we all flirt with idea of getting up to dance; but wisely, given the hour and full bellies, we don’t. Next time! With the holidays upon us, and promises of out-of-town guests along with the need for celebrations, I know where I’ll be going. At La Fiesta Lounge everything old is new again, and I love it.—JV

The torta de borrego, stuffed with local lamb, caramelized onions, and feta cheese, is served in the hotel's La Fiesta Lounge. Even the hungriest two-stepper will be back up and dancing after!

Desserts are small— served in a shot glass— and satisfying. Fresh berries and mint top the tres leches and prickly pear coulis combination.

La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco, 505-982-5511, october/november 2016

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Right: Chef Laura Licona

Charcuterie plate with pâté, cheese, and pickles.

Heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese, mint, and farmers market greens.

401 Of the many aspects of a chef’s palate, the one I revere the most is the ability (and bravery) to use salt. Recipes and techniques can be taught to young culinarians, but the appreciation and respect for salt’s ability to make ingredients sit up and sing is something that can’t be learned; it has to be felt and tasted. So it was with delight that I discovered the courage and chutzpah that a new chef in town brings to seasoning her dishes. Laura Licona, the chef at 401 (in the space vacated by the Swiss Bakery on South Guadalupe), practices a “take no prisoners” approach to creating the flavors she offers on her concise but everchanging menu. While reading Chef Licona’s resume, I saw that she was raised in Nambé and cooked around the country before returning to these parts to show off her talents. We are lucky to have her home. The menu is Italian-centric, but that only gives Chef Licona a platform; she’s perfectly comfortable cooking outside of that. There might be spätzle, there might be confit of duck, or there might be 80

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preserved lemons. Her pâtés show a reverence for French cooking, while her seared bluenose bass with corn chowder is deliciously Americano! 401 offers a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Although the sign out front announces “Fine Dining,” I think owner-host Jack Shaab and Licona have set out to make this a relaxed bistro, with great prices to encourage regular visits. The dining room is sparsely decorated, save for some potted palms. Whimsical dancing zebras adorn the main wall, which is dramatically painted a bold paprika hue to set off the animal stripes. Make sure to ask Shaab about those zebras—it’s a charming story. Shaab has owned many a restaurant in Santa Fe and is the consummate front man.


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Left: Orange roughy ceviche on plum carpaccio with orange zest and herb oil.

The three times I have eaten at 401, the service has been swift and friendly and the staff knowledgeable about the wine list and menu—always a good sign, and sadly not always in play in other establishments. The wine list is primarily French, with touches of Italy, Spain, and California, and all are gently priced, as are the beers and hard cider. The first dish I sampled when the casual café opened in June was an ethereal and perfect plate of gnocchi with pesto; it was so startlingly light and delicate that I thought about it the whole next day. I have always felt that what urges us to dine in a particular eatery really comes in the form of taste memory and impulse. Chef Licona, in one dish, created an urge that made me feel I couldn’t wait to return to try the entire menu. I was excited to share my newfound fandom with fellow foodies. I hoped they would be as wooed and seduced as I was. (They were.) When I returned midweek, there was a smattering of diners, many of whom I recognized as locals who love checking out the newest and hottest restaurants. The meal that followed was fantastic. A basket of house-fried potato chips proudly contained the word “salty” in the description; the accompanying smoked tomato aioli was delicious. The strawberry gazpacho was a refreshing and lively soup, while the summer melon salad with

Above: Lamb chops with wild mushroom risotto and demi-glace.

Licona’s linguini carbonara is truly my favorite dish of 2016. It is here that the chef shows off her prowess in the use of salt. peppery basil and candied citrus is the most delicious celebration of the season to date. Even a simple heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese was a stunner due to the addition of fresh mint. For dessert, a classic tiramisu finished us off and sent us happily home. Most restaurants in town offer a charcuterie plate of some sort, but 401 raises the bar on content and presentation. It is ever-changing and might include torchon of foie gras, Parmesan crisps, pickled raisins, pork and chicken liver pâtés, salmon mousse, or candied orange peel; it’s truly worth a visit to 401 just to share those goodies. Occasionally folks ask me, if I had to eat one dish every day for the rest of my life, what it would be; up to this point, I’ve never had an answer. Licona’s linguini carbonara is truly my favorite dish of 2016. It is here that the chef shows off her prowess in the use of salt. The rich and creamy sauce is studded with crispy lardons; there’s a runny egg yolk, a kick of chile, and the forward use of salt that goes right up to the place where it could teeter over, but doesn’t. Perfection and brava!—JV 401, 401 S Guadalupe, 505-989-3297,

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1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. Enjoy our newly renovated open air dining room, with lovely garden views.

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

113 Washington, 505-988-3236 Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef, Edgar Beas fuses old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and native heritage and change often to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe with a chic, sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Additional bar seating with the Para Picar menu as well as a Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas. Social Hour Monday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings.

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I am so ready for fall! The aspens bursting into golden splendor, along with the chiles turning red, gets me in the mood for the coming holidays. It’s the perfect time to think back to the first harvest celebrations at Plymouth when everyone sat down, broke bread together, and gave thanks for coming through hard times. We should use the holiday season as a reminder that we’re all in this together. Chefs love to play hopscotch. Chef Evan Doughty, who once ran the stoves at the Eldorado’s Old House Restaurant, is now happily ensconced in the historic Palace Restaurant. I can’t wait to try the scrumptiouslooking dishes they have posted on their Facebook page. Braised pork belly with bean ragout, wild rice and kale; duck confit; roulade over egg noodles, marsala, greens, mushroom, manchego, and truffle—yum! I’m not a big fan of change, unless you’re talking about chiles turning from green to red. This year, the Santa Fe food scene saw events that dramatically shifted our culinary landscape. We lost gastronomic leader über-chef Eric Distefano, and witty, wonderful food writer Rob DeWalt. Mu closed her Mu Du Noodles after 20 years of dishing out some of Santa Fe’s most delicious Asian cuisine. And chef extraordinaire Rocky Durham shuttered his Culinary Academy. I’m sure we will hear and taste a lot more deliciousness from Rocky and Mu, while Eric and Rob will live on in our hearts and memories. This November, hold tight to your family customs, make everything you cook a bit more scrumptious, and consider inviting someone to your table who isn’t as fortunate as you. That’s a terrific way to give thanks in true Santa Fe style.—JV

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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Santa Fe’s Oldest Restaurant Welcomes You!

905 S St Francis, 505-699-2243

The true taste of Philadelphia comes to Santa Fe at Bambini’s, conveniently located in front of Ski Tech close to St Francis and Cerrillos. Our cheese steaks and hoagies are 100% authentic and our bread is straight from Philly. Our passion for healthy and carefully crafted food is in each our delicious sandwiches which includes various meats and vegetarian options. All of our ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the greatest possible quality, while staying true to the food traditions of Philadelphia. Furthermore, we are all HEALTHY people and take great pride in serving our patrons high quality, healthy foods. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!!

Cowgirl BBQ

This historic diner, in downtown Santa Fe, offers locals and visitors authentic New Mexican cuisine and flavors that span the globe! We’re the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in the southwest!

54 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.1664

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

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.

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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.


Gabriel’s Restaurant

4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 Located five minutes north of the Opera on US 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels “one of America’s top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories.” Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with spectacular

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mountain views. Inside, thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made at your table, renowned margaritas, handmade corn tortillas and seasonal dinner specials. Reservations recommended. New weekend brunch. Open daily 11:30–9:30 pm.

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 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.

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

Midtown Bistro

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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 .

The Ranch House

2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900

The mouthwatering aroma of smoky barbecue greets you at the door of The Ranch House, a southside restaurant with the feel of a historic Santa Fe hacienda—warm and inviting, sprawling yet cozy. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining, and pair a signature cocktail, like the smoked pineapple margarita or BBQ Bloody Mary, with Ranch House favorites like the brown butter salmon and of course our famous baby back ribs and barbecue. Also open for lunch, with daily specials, The Ranch House is proud to serve premium natural hormone/antibioticfree Angus steaks sourced from Meyer Ranch in Montana, and we offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. Save room for one of our delicious, house-made desserts! Open Monday– Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm.

Rancho de Chimayó

300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, Winner of the 2016 James Beard Foundation

America’s Classics Award! Rancho de Chimayó - Celebrating more than 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition,” Rancho de Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Try our Carne Adovada - a Rancho specialty. Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (May-Oct), Tues-Sun 11:30 amto 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store.

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326 North Guadalupe Cafe Sonder is a new restaurant coming to the Santa Fe Railyard in October 2016. We pride ourselves in submitting to you a menu wherein food is prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven contemporary American cuisine.

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Luminaria Restaurant

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Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531, 505-984-7915 Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy foods from our new Executive Chef Anthony Smith. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Early evening prix-fixe dinner from 5–6:30 pm, offering three courses for $44.

Plaza Café


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. Open all holidays. We are now on Open Table!

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54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat!

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14 Millers End

List Price: $689,000 Contact: Jonnalyn Grover, 505-660-2200, Coldwell Banker Trails West,

List Price: $1.495 million Contact: Bodelson-Spier Team, 505-690-2856, Santa Fe Properties,

List price: $720,000 Contact: Bodelson-Spier Team, 505-690-2856, Santa Fe Properties,

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James Black

This historic Territorial-style double adobe home was built in the 1880s by Santa Fe County deputy sheriff Juan Holmes. Conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from the Santa Fe Plaza, the 1,579-square-foot house has wood and tile floors, air conditioning, and stainless steel appliances. It has been beautifully renovated and is ready for a new owner. The light-filled living room, which has high ceilings and a stunning fireplace, opens to the dining room. The master suite has a fireplace and bathroom, and a second bedroom has a private bath. Courtyards, offering comfortable outdoor living and dining spaces, surround the home. A furniture package is available to purchase.

Donna Bergonzi

Enjoy maximum privacy at this elegant threebedroom residence in Villa di Toscana, a gated community of Tuscan-inspired homes. The spacious master suite features a gas fireplace and two large walk-in closets. Light filters into the custom kitchen, which has Viking appliances and plenty of wall space for pots and pans. A cozy front courtyard with a fountain is a delightful space in which to savor a cup of tea or glass of wine. Outside the living room and dining room is the rear portal, perfect for entertaining; it houses bancos, a KitchenAid grill, and a refrigerator. The property is landscaped with drip irrigation, and is fully protected by a security system

Situated on five acres, this 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-and-a-half–bathroom home has a quiet country feel, though it is only minutes from the galleries and restaurants of downtown Santa Fe. A respect for energy efficiency and all that is natural is found throughout; in-floor radiant heat is generated by a geothermal system, while enormous picture windows and nearly two dozen skylights flood the spaces with natural light. Three evaporative coolers and five fireplaces cool and warm the home respectively, and utility costs are nearly nonexistent thanks to the three tracking solar arrays that feed the grid. The kitchen includes a butler’s pantry, two wine coolers, two dishwashers, and a six-burner Wolf stove with double Wolf convection ovens. Each of the five suites is designed to maximize privacy; the master includes a cozy kiva fireplace and an exquisite private spa bathroom, which includes a jetted soaking tub, indoor-outdoor showers, a steam room, a dry sauna, a weight room, and an outdoor hot tub with views. From the master suite, a secret door opens to a library with a bookworm’s dream: floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases. Outside, spacious portales lead to the landscaped gardens, complete with outdoor rock fountains and a built-in kitchen. A two-car garage, ample storage room and closets, and a great studio space complete this offering.

301 Otero Street #3

Katie Johnson

1150 Canyon Road #1 This exceptional Canyon Road property has high ceilings and great mountain views, and was featured in August’s Parade of Homes. Designed by John Gaw Meem, the 1927 building served as the Manderfield elementary school until the 1970s. Among its many features are two fireplaces, wood floors, air conditioning, and top-of-the-line appliances. Both the living and dining rooms lead to covered portales. The large master suite has a fireplace and walk-in closet. The second bedroom, with a full bathroom, large closet, and access to a courtyard, can be used as a sleeping space or converted into a studio. Lush landscaping that includes native plants adds to the property’s charm. A two-car garage offers ample space for vehicles or storage.


John Baker

List Price: $1.4 million Contact: Craig Huitfeldt, 505-660-1108, Bell Tower,

411 West San Francisco Street It’s a quick and easy stroll to the Santa Fe Plaza from this 1,687-square-foot downtown historic district home. Within a few blocks of many fine restaurants, galleries, and stores, the over 100-year-old adobe home, extensively remodeled with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is a rare find. While it exudes an old world feel with its large vigas, hardwood floors, and hand-sculpted plasterwork, it offers all the modern conveniences, including stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub, which is set up in the property’s walled, landscaped yard. With its exceptional location, this property could be an outstanding family home, a second home, or a rental property. List Price: $700,000 Contact: Clara Dougherty, 505-989-7741, Dougherty Real Estate,


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October October 1–9 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Mass ascensions, balloon glows, distance races, and even chain saw carving contests make the weekend an annual “must.” $10 morning or evening general admission, 4:30 am–9 pm, Balloon Fiesta Park, October 1–10 Fall Music and Activities at Ski Santa Fe Ride the Super Chief chair lift to the top of the ski basin, then hike or ride back down. Coffee bar and café open 10 am–3 pm. Free, chair lift $10 one-way, $15 round trip, 9 am–3 pm (last ride down at 3:30 pm), Ski Santa Fe, end of State Road 475, October 6 Shanghai Acrobats Performance Santa Fe presents the troupe of acrobats, founded in the People’s Republic of China in 1959. Music and costumes add to the spectacle. $27–$100, 7:30 pm, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, October 7, 8–9, 15–16 ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016 More than 30 interior designers showcase their skills by dressing up an 8000+ square-foot house, using an assigned theme. The house is then open for tours, with the proceeds benefiting Dollars4Schools. Fiesta Gala $125, October 7, 6–9 pm. Home tour $25, October 8–9 and October 15–16, 11 am–6 pm, 820 Camino Atalaya, showhousesantafe. 88

October 8 The Met: Live in HD A new season of live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera opens with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Ten productions will air between October 8 and May 12, 2017. $22– $28, 10 am, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, October 8–9 Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale Benefit for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture features both old and new pieces of American Indian art. Free, 10 am–5 pm, early bird shopping 9–10 am Saturday, $20, Laboratory of Anthropology, 708 Camino Lejo, October 13 Olga Kern in Recital The Santa Fe Symphony presents a solo recital by Kern, a gold medalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. $22–$80, 7 pm, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, October 14 Barkin’ Ball 2016 Dig out your dog’s tuxedo for the 20th annual Barkin’ Ball to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Cocktails, dinner, music, a boutique, and live and silent auctions all raise money for local animals. $150, 5:30 pm, Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, October 14–15 Canyon Road Art Walk and Paint & Sculpt Out Receptions, demonstrations, and people creating art up and down Canyon Road. Students from the public schools provide music. Free,

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5 pm Friday, 10 am–4 pm Saturday, Canyon Road, October 15–16 Galisteo Studio Tour New Mexican food pairs with the artwork of over 20 nationally and internationally recognized artists living in the Galisteo Basin. Free, 10 am–5 pm, Galisteo, NM, State Hwy 41, October 16 Santa Fe Living Treasures Fall Ceremony Spring and fall, three individuals or couples over the age of 70 who have served the community well are designated Living Treasures. Free, 2 pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, 107 W Barcelona, October 16 Santa Fe Symphony: RimskyKorsakov, Rachmaninov, & Sibelius Pianist Olga Kern and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn, both Russian-born, lead the orchestra in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto #3. $22–$80, 4 pm, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, October 19–23 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Screenings, workshops, and educational events. Prices and times vary, various locations including the Lensic and Violet Crown,

November November 5–6 Santa Fe Pro Musica: Ladder to the Moon American composer Michael Daugherty’s Ladder to the Moon, featuring violinist Ida Kavafian. Also, Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by Gabriela Lena Frank and Gustav Mahler’s adaptation

of Franz Schubert’s quartet Death and the Maiden. $20–$75, 4 pm Saturday, 3 pm Sunday, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, November 10 Havana Cuba All-Stars The Cuban ensemble performs on their first tour of the United States. $27–$100, 7:30 pm, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, November 25–27 Circus Luminous Wise Fool New Mexico presents its yearly professional circus performance set to live music. $20–$45, November 25 at 7 pm, November 26 at 2 pm and 7 pm, November 27 at 4 pm, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, November 26 Ski Santa Fe Opening Day If there is sufficient snow, ski season begins Thanksgiving Day. Seven lifts, 79 trails. $38–$75, 9 am–4 pm, Ski Santa Fe, end of State Road 475,

December December 2–4 Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival Art made from castoffs, upcycled into treasure. Don’t miss the Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, a city favorite. Friday $5, fashion show $15–$20, Saturday and Sunday free, Friday 5–9 pm, Saturday 9 am–5 pm, Sunday 10 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center,

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