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THE ART OF LIVING S O T H E B Y S H O M E S . C O M / S A N TA F E

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Equestrian estate on 25-view acres with direct access to Santa Fe National Forest.

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Elegant Santa Fe-style home walking distance from Canyon Road and the Plaza.

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This in-town oasis sited on an acre with lush gardens is minutes to everything.

Old World Santa Fe charmer off Hyde Park Road. Less than 5 minutes to the Plaza.

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22 In the Bleak Midwinter Holiday performances brighten the shortest days of the year

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26 Southwest Vintage

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16 Publisher’s Note 20 City Different

The Canyon Road Farolito Walk, New Year’s Eve on the Plaza, and festive activities for locals and visitors alike DANIEL NADELBACH

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Studio visits with painter Gina Rossi and santero Arthur Lopez, plus news about upcoming gallery openings

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Chef Johnny Vee samples the holiday baked goods at Dolina and visits Santa Fe’s new Market Steer Steakhouse


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ON THE COVER Sandy Vaillancourt, Autumn Night in Santa Fe, mixed media on canvas, 24 x 18"

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IN A PLACE WHERE the sun usually shines brightly, this time of year—with its short days and low sun—is quite the contrast. Our activities and thoughts move in different directions. Whereas my summer evenings are spent on my bike or listening to music on the Plaza, in winter I am more domestic and more introspective. These cold, dark nights have me exploring my home and my life with a different perspective. The changing seasons move us through these phases and may stir up various emotions about our lives and memories from the past. Now is when we take a moment for reflection. The holidays come at just the right time. Regardless of your religious persuasion, there seems to be a reason for celebration for just about everyone at this time of year. I appreciate that many of the Native American communities have their ceremonial feast days and dances on Christmas and New Year’s. There are secular events, too, such as the winter solstice. Our spiritual sides identify with these special days to acknowledge the greater universe that surrounds us, and to ponder who we are and how we all fit within it. There certainly isn’t a better place to reflect on one’s existence than right here in the City of Holy Faith, where natural beauty abounds and sunsets glow. Our performance venues are filled with beautiful music of every sort. The wafting aroma of piñon-filled fireplaces fills our streets and our senses. The great art that surrounds us helps our spirits soar and imagine new worlds. We are in an environment that is so beautiful and far away from the noise. While the beauty and spirituality of it all sets the stage for a wonderful holiday season, it’s the relationships we enjoy with those around us that we will hold close. The affinity we feel with our fellow Santa Feans, our families, and close friends is what makes the spirituality and the sentiments of the season most memorable. Here’s hoping Santa Fe blesses you with the warmth and the beauty of spirituality, relationships, and joy during this holiday season.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Above: The Nutcracker opens with a party scene. Right: Jenelle Figgins as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Holiday Flamenco Season Antonio Granjero and Entreflamenco have three weekends of holiday entertainment lined up at their Palace Avenue venue, El Flamenco de Santa Fe. Granjero and Estefania Ramirez perform, with music provided by Francisco Orozco, vocals and percussion; Angel Ruiz, guitar; and Magela Herrera, piano and flute. The show features villancicos, the traditional flamenco Christmas songs, with original choreography by Granjero. Guests from out of town and Santa Feans alike can enjoy an evening of holiday traditions from Spain Estefania in El Flamenco’s intimate Ramirez takes the stage at space, with tapas and El Flamenco. beverages available. —Lisa J. Van Sickle

PERFORMANCE The Nutcracker comes to town in mid-December to delight audiences at The Lensic for four performances over two days. With a cast of over 60 performers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents a whimsical twist on the classic story with the inclusion of flamenco, a Chinese sword dance, and an aerialist as well as many other dancers, actors, and circus performers. Don’t miss an opportunity to witness the magical story unfold across stunning sets. The Nutcracker has long been a holiday tradition—find out why it is so beloved.—Amanda N. Pitman

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SWAIA’s Winter Indian Market EVENTS Over 150 Native artists will fill the Lumpkins Ballroom, mezzanine, and other spaces at La Fonda with treasures available to purchase during the annual SWAIA Winter Indian Market. Come see exquisite jewelry, pottery, weavings, paintings, and much more the weekend of December 15 and 16. Friday night, December 14, La Fonda holds a special opening celebration with a silent auction, live music, and dancing. Purchase your tickets online or at the door.—ANP

Winter Indian Market, December 14, special opening celebration, 6–9 pm; December 15, 9 am–5 pm; December 16, 10 am–3 pm; $10–$50, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, swaia.org

Look for Penny Singer (Navajo) and Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) among the exhibitors at Winter Indian Market.

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Holiday Flamenco Season, December 14–15, 20–22, 27–31, 7:30 pm, $25–$40, El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace, entreflamenco.com

Handmade Christmas tree ornaments at Winter Market make a perfect gift.

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New Year’s Eve on the Plaza

With holiday decorations lighting the Plaza, the atmosphere is merry for New Year’s Eve.

Boutiques and galleries along Canyon Road dress in their holiday finest for Christmas Eve.

Canyon Road Farolito Walk EVENTS What was once a quiet, candlelit tradition on the historic Eastside is now one of Santa Fe’s most popular events as Canyon Road fills with locals and visitors celebrating Christmas Eve. Traditional farolitos—small brown paper bags filled with sand and a votive candle or electric lights—decorate galleries and other businesses. Some businesses welcome visitors inside to warm up with hot cider and cookies. Groups of walkers stop by bonfires to sing carols. Automobiles are not allowed in the area, so plan ahead for parking.—LVS

Canyon Road Farolito Walk, December 24, 5 pm–10 pm, free, Canyon Road, farolitowalk.com

Hot chocolate and biscochitos, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club, piñon bonfires for warmth, and favorite musical groups on the Plaza bandstand make for a festive end to 2018. Al Hurricane, Jr., headlines with his classic New Mexico sound. Mayor Alan Webber and other city officials welcome in the new year, and a Zia symbol made by a local artisan in the Spanish Colonial style is raised at midnight. Fireworks and song—“Auld Lang Syne” and “Las Mañanitas”—usher in 2019. Dress the kids warmly and bring the whole family Downtown for this alcohol-free event.—LVS EVENTS

New Year’s Eve on the Plaza, December 31, 9 pm–12:15 am, free, the Plaza, santafe.org/nye

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KEN KIRK

The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, directed by Dr. Linda Raney, performs ancient and modern music for the holidays, celebrating light and hope.

The Lensic presents The TEN Tenors, a classical crossover group hailing from Australia. Their Home for the Holidays concert tour stops in Santa Fe December 9.

in the bleak midwinter music for the holiday season by L i sa J. Va n Sick le

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BRIGHTEN THE COLD AND dark of December by attending some of the various holiday concerts around Santa Fe. There are plenty to choose from throughout the month. Choral music is always popular for the holidays. Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble gives five performances of their concert Songs of Hope and Light, three at Loretto Chapel and two at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, between December 7 and 16. Selections include traditional carols, a Hebrew psalm, and a setting of a Rumi poem. The Women’s Ensemble joins The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus on December 18 for Carols & Choruses, a free concert at the Cathedral Basilica. Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Celebremos el Niño, carols and lullabies from across the Americas, in a series of concerts at Cristo Rey Church and the Cathedral Basilica. Hear them December 18–23. Schola Cantorum, a sacred music ensemble, gives three concerts at the Loretto Chapel in December and an afternoon concert at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on December 16. The Santa Fe Symphony’s annual Christmas Treasures concert, December 9, includes waltzes, highlights from The Nutcracker, and a carol sing-along. Joined by the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, this one’s 22

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a yearly favorite. At 5 pm on Christmas Eve, the symphony and Anderson & Roe Piano Duo play Poulenc, Bizet, Handel, and Weber. Baroque Christmas concerts by Santa Fe Pro Musica (SFPM) fill Loretto Chapel December 19–24, with concerts at 6 pm and 8 pm each evening. Soprano Clara Rottsolk and mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski alternate performances of works by Vivaldi and traditional carols. SFPM’s Baroque Ensemble is featured in a Telemann flute concerto and pieces by Henry Purcell and Isabella Leonarda. SFPM returns to modern instruments at the Lensic on December 29, 7 pm, for all six of Bach’s breathtaking Brandenburg Concertos. Performance Santa Fe presents All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 on December 20. The true story of an impromptu cease-fire between German and Allied troops on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, soldiers sang carols, swapped cigarettes, and played soccer along the front lines. The red-and-gold interior of the Lensic is appropriately festive over the holidays, and Lensic Presents has two concerts scheduled. On December 4, The TEN Tenors, described as “Australia’s rock stars,” perform Home for the Holidays, songs of the season. Lensic Presents ends the year in style with Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra. Guest pianist Olga Kern plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Dates, times, venues, and prices vary. See websites: sfwe.org, santafesymphony.org, desertchorale.org, schola-sf.org, sfpromusica.org, performancesantafe.org, lensic.org 24

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Above: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo join The Santa Fe Symphony in a Christmas Eve concert. Their repertoire includes a concerto for two pianos by 20th-century French composer Francis Poulenc.


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Southwest vintage

Below: Kowboyz carries all kinds of vintage boots. This turquoise pair with a nativity scene in white, are a women’s size 6 1/2.

stunning, stylish gifts from New Mexico by Ama nda N. Pitma n

LOOKING TO BRING a touch of the Southwest into your home for the holidays? Or perhaps you’ve been looking for the perfect piece of Santa Fe to send to a friend or family member who is far away? The following local galleries and shops offer vintage options to enchant even the grumpiest Christmas Grinch. Here are a few of our favorites.

A katsina carving at Windsor Betts, by Gregory Lomayesva (Hopi), is accented by crosses from Paula Rodriguez, Krissa Lopez, and Charlie Sanchez, Jr. Mark Swazo-Hinds (Tesuque Pueblo) carved the bear.

THUNDERBIRD JEWELRY Santa Fe Antiques When shopping for Santa Fe-style vintage jewelry pieces, a squash blossom necklace is a prized find. These four all share the thunderbird motif, although each is unique. The focal point of this style of necklace is the crescent-shaped naja or other pendant, most often silver set with turquoise, coral, jet, or mother-of-pearl. The two necklaces in the center are likely from Santo Domingo—now Kewa—Pueblo, made with little metal. The pieces on either side are Zuni Pueblo–style inlay work. Any of them would be perfect with one of the silver-and-turquoise bracelets or pins shown in the middle. Santa Fe Antiques, 1006 Marquez Place, santafeantiquemall.com 26

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Vintage Women’s Back at the Ranch Boots Kowboyz Chock-full of Western memorabilia, Western wear, and classic vintage cowboy boots, Kowboyz is a one-stop shop for authentic Western style. In fact, Kowboyz has supplied boots for films such as Lonesome Dove (1989), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Sweet Home Alabama (2002), as well as other popular films. Shown here is a one-ofa-kind pair of vintage women’s boots from Back at the Ranch. The turquoise boots with a white Nativity scene are the perfect holiday fashion accessory. Kowboyz, 345 W Manhattan, kowboyz.com

Vintage Native Artifacts Windsor Betts Art Brokerage House When people’s lives change and they can no longer house the art and artifacts they lovingly collected, Windsor Betts helps these valued pieces find a new home. Whether you are searching for a painting by a favorite artist, Native pottery, or artifacts like the ones shown—a carved katsina, crosses decorated with straw appliqué, or a fetishstyle carving—the secondary art market offers an ever-changing selection. Windsor Betts Art Brokerage House, 143 Lincoln, windsorbetts.com


Left: This nacimiento was made by Helen Cordero. The largest figure is 6 ½" tall.

Nacimientos Adobe Gallery Nacimiento is the Spanish word for a nativity scene or crèche. In the late 1950s, the first Native American–made nacimientos began to appear. Showing figures dressed in traditional Pueblo clothing and bearing gifts of corn, blankets, bread, chile, or sheep, these Native artisans brought their own perspective to the age-old tableau. This particular work by Helen Cordero (Cochiti Pueblo) (1915–1994) shows the three wise men bringing turquoise and corn instead of frankincense and myrrh. Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon, adobegallery.com Below: Santa Fe Antiques is home to more than 30 dealers, several of whom carry exquisite Native jewelry. Each piece shown here features the thunderbird motif, common across North American Native cultures.

Navajo Textile Stocking Shiprock Santa Fe Created from historic Navajo textiles, these Christmas stockings add the perfect Southwestern touch to your kiva fireplace or mantel. Ranging in size and available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, there is sure to be one (or more!) that complements your holiday décor. Shown here in colors of red, black, white, and gray, these stockings will ensure Santa doesn’t forget anyone. Shiprock Santa Fe, 53 Old Santa Fe Trail, shiprocksantafe.com

Right: Each of the stockings at Shiprock Santa Fe is different, all made from older textiles that can no longer be used as rugs.

Thunderbird Jewelry Santa Fe Antiques When shopping for Santa Fe–style vintage jewelry pieces, a squash blossom necklace is a prized find. These four all share the thunderbird motif, although each is unique. The focal point of this style of necklace is the crescentshaped naja or other pendant, most often silver set with turquoise, coral, jet, or mother-of-pearl. The two necklaces in the center are likely from Santo Domingo—now Kewa—Pueblo, made with little metal. The pieces on either side are Zuni Pueblo–style inlay work. Any of them would be perfect with one of the silver-and-turquoise bracelets or pins shown in the middle. Santa Fe Antiques, 1006 Marquez Place, santafeantiquemall.com december 2018 /january 2019

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Santa Fe treasure exqui sit e je w elr y a nd fa sh ion

Whether you prefer turquoise set in silver, gold and diamonds, or the saturated colors of sapphires and silk, Santa Fe offers an incredible array of fashion and jewelry finds. The artisans featured here create treasures that can be part of your daily wardrobe or brought out for the most special occasions. Photographer Gabriella Marks Hair and Makeup Jess Evans of The Beauty Bar Stylist and Assistant Theresa DiGiorgio Models Jenny Gabrielle Meghan Lowery

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Earrings Freshwater pearls are suspended from sterling silver, part of a set of jewelry by Reba Engel. Necklaces Glittering black spinel, by itself or with more pearls. The necklaces are long enough to be worn doubled. A 15 mm freshwater pearl hangs from the sterling silver enhancer. Ring A neoprene band, set with sterling silver and a single pearl, completes the set. True West 130 Lincoln truewestgallery.com december 2018 /january 2019

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Earrings Matte oxidized sterling silver contrasts with 18-kt yellow gold and diamonds in a classic Belle Brooke design. Necklace The mandala-inspired necklace is set with a large chrysoprase cabochon. Ring Labradorite plays against the oxidized silver framing it. More diamonds and 18-kt gold add sparkle. Cuff Rich leather straps harmonize with the Brazilian agate cabochon centerpiece.

Belle Brooke Designs 822 Canyon bellebrooke.net


Jewelry by Larry Vasquez The Red Road necklace provides drama front and back. Five Bisbee turquoise cabochons set in 18- and 22-kt gold meet Bisbee and Red Skin turquoise and lapis lazuli. Vasquez’s 18-kt gold ring combines Chinese turquoise, sapphires, diamonds, and rubies.

Malouf on the Plaza 61 Old Santa Fe Trail maloufontheplaza.com

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Jewelry by Douglas Magnus Magnus combines stabilized Kingman turquoise and sterling silver in the necklace, bracelet, and ring. The earrings are set with natural turquoise from the Fox mine.

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Earrings Carlos Gutierrez set amethyst in sterling silver in order to fashion these kneeling angels. Necklace Gutierrez repeats the motifs used in the earrings in his Cleopatra collar necklace.

Ring Kathy Sands crafted the ring, a small sterling silver retablo. Caption words TK

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Bracelet The vintage 1930s Mexican silver and amethyst piece complements the newer jewelry.

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Earrings Lauren Nicole crafted these heart-shaped earrings from 22-kt gold. Necklace with pendant Lawrence Baca’s pendant— sterling silver with 22-kt gold, a cat’s eye moonstone, and red car heart—accents his necklace of sterling silver and gold-filled beads alternating with moonstone. Necklace Cody Sanderson’s (Navajo) silver chain with a double arrow pendant is wrapped around Jenny’s hand.

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Earrings Loops of red Mediterranean coral suspended from sterling silver, by G.L. Miller. Necklace with pendant Miller’s necklace, 20 strands of coral that match the earrings, with a Day of the Dead pendant by Bernadette Marquez and Arthur Lopez. Ring Bryan Tom (Navajo/San Felipe) uses Kingman turquoise accented with coral in the sterling silver ring. Bracelet Kingman turquoise and Italian coral, inlaid in a sterling silver cuff by Roger Wilbur.

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Earrings Sterling silver and 18-kt gold set with diamonds and pink sapphires, by Robin Waynee. Necklace Janis Kerman accents the colors of natural keshi pearls with iolite, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, and diamond plus white gold, palladium, and 18-kt yellow gold. Rings On Meghan’s little finger, a stack of three rings by Waynee, of silver and 18-kt gold. The middle ring is set with pink sapphires. On her middle finger, a dramatic rectangular prism ring by Kerman, fashioned from oxidized sterling silver, 18-kt gold, and diamonds.

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Silk coat Hand-painted by Sarah Nolan, Singular Couture’s founder, the one-of-a-kind silk coat is fully reversible.

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ART SHOWCASE

Studio Vaillancourt 821 Canyon Rd 505-231-8961 vaillancourtfineart.com

Joe Wade Fine Art Arlene Ladell Hayes, Voices, oil, 48 x 36” 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 south 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 joewadefineart.com

Alexandra Stevens Fine Art Gallery Ruth Valerio, New Snow, oil on canvas, 24 x 30” Ruth Valerio, raised in England and a longtime Santa Fean, captures the beauty of our landscape with her sensitive use of color. We invite you to visit us this winter and enjoy art by all of the gallery’s accomplished artists. Alexandra Stevens Gallery is one of Santa Fe’s finest, showing contemporary, award-winning, representational artists working in painting and sculpture. We cater to our collector’s sophisticated taste in choosing work among both emerging and award-winning artists. Located on Upper Canyon Road, across from the public parking lot the gallery is open year-around. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–4 pm. 820 Canyon Rd, 505-988-1311 alexandrastevens.com

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Nika Feldman, Tunic, recycled T-shirts, aluminum pull-tabs, and embroidery, 45 x 49"

Spirits in a Material World form & concept 435 S Guadalupe formandconcept.center January 25–March 23 Reception January 25, 5–7 pm

Nika Feldman describes herself as a textile artist, rag picker, and costume ethnographer, and her job history includes stints in fashion design, social work, and sorting clothing in a thrift store. Feldman weaves these disparate threads into a whole in the eight pieces displayed in Spirits in a Material World. Starting with humble materials—old T-shirts and pull-tabs from aluminum cans—Feldman invests 200–300 hours of work in each piece. All this cutting, stitching, and embroidery results in pieces representative of garments, although most are not wearable. She sees the aluminum pull-tabs as “the cowrie shell of today’s North American culture.” Cowrie shells were used across much of the world as both currency and decoration. To Feldman, in North America the pull-tabs symbolize “cultural aspects which are revered, such as a lifestyle of convenience and disposability.” Her work fits perfectly at form & concept, a gallery that shows artists who are straddling the boundaries of art, craft, and design.—Lisa J. Van Sickle december 2018 /january 2019

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Gina Rossi

starting at the horizon by Lisa J. Van Sickle photographs by Gabriella Marks

Above: After earning her MFA, Gina Rossi asked to continue teaching in the art department at the University of Arizona. She taught color theory, among other subjects. “I love teaching; I love painting more,” Rossi says. She still finds time to teach occasionally. Left: One of Rossi’s landscapes serves as a backdrop for a portrait of the artist. “It’s an interesting, wonderful life,” she muses, “and I’m happy to be having it.”

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“I LOVE TO MAKE ART—I’ve done it since I was a little kid,” Gina Rossi begins. With a father in the Army Corps of Engineers, she went to high school in Italy and started college at the University of Hawaii. An early marriage took her to Germany, where she soon became a mother to twin sons. When her husband was posted to Vietnam, Rossi returned to Honolulu and the university, finishing an honors program with a BFA in painting and a body of abstract work. A few cross-country moves and life changes later, Rossi was in Tucson, enrolled as an abstract artist in a master’s program at the University of Arizona with a teaching assistantship on the side. She loved teaching, and it was part of her career for many years at Arizona and in Springfield, Missouri. Rossi’s undergraduate education included studies in Eastern philosophy. The Chinese idea of shanshui,


“mountains and water” with a broader meaning of respect for the natural world and an understanding of humanity’s place within it, resonates deeply with her. Schooled at a time when abstract painting was king, Rossi had never painted outdoors. Nevertheless, her first gallery exhibition after earning her MFA was a show of landscapes. While she had previously used landscape forms in her abstract work, Rossi now paints what she calls “abstracted landscapes,” working from memory or sketches. “I start with a horizon line and go from there,” she explains. She walks a fine line between abstraction and objective painting, leaving it to the viewer to complete the particulars, while aiming for the essence of the landscape rather than a multitude of details. Rossi, who relocated to Santa Fe in 2011, appreciates living in a smaller town with a slower pace. The mountains, sunsets, desert, and spiritual qualities of the area appeal to her: “It suits my romantic feeling about the landscape.” Although Rossi retired from university teaching in 2001 to paint full-time, she still teaches privately and offers occasional workshops, most recently in Italy.

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Gina Rossi at Pippin Contemporary pippincontemporary.com Below: Rossi no longer uses brushes or knives to apply paint to her canvases, preferring the immediacy of using her gloved hands. Even when mixing paint she eschews palette knives in favor of fingers.

Above: A New Mexico sunset. Rossi first came to Santa Fe in the 1970s when her work was included in a show at the Museum of Fine Arts. She showed on Canyon Road for many years before making the move from Tucson to Santa Fe.

Break in the Clouds, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30”

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Lopez uses basswood for his figures, as it allows him to carve fine detail in areas such as the face and hair. La Conquistadora, shown here, is 22” tall.

STUDIO

Arthur Lopez and his wife, Bernadette Marquez, have a huge collection of bultos and retablos made by different santeros.

Arthur Lopez tradition meets today by Lisa J. Van Sickle photographs by Gabriella Marks

¡Que Viva! Mariachi Loco shows Lopez’s penchant for adding contemporary details, like the microphone.

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LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS to you while you’re busy making other plans. The old saying is certainly true for Arthur Lopez. Twenty years ago he was establishing himself as a graphic designer, moving from Los Angeles to New York City for a new job. He stopped in Santa Fe to see his family, only to find his father had received a cancer diagnosis the day Lopez arrived. The situation was serious, so he stayed. Within three months his father had passed on. In the meantime, Lopez met Bernadette Marquez, who would become his wife. His native Santa Fe was home once again. “I’ve always loved art—painting, drawing,” Lopez says. He put fine art away while working in graphic design, but says that after his father died, “I had the passion to paint and draw again.” He december 2018 /january 2019


Left: Lopez at work in the studio, carving tools close at hand. Within two years of beginning to carve, Lopez had given up his day job and was a full-time santero.

Above and left: Lopez starts by drawing on the wood, then begins to carve. He carves the arms from a separate piece of wood.

This detail of San Francisco y los Pajaros shows the rich, warm brown Lopez makes from walnut hulls.

and Marquez made a trip to Spanish Market that summer, and Lopez was so taken with the carved figures known as bultos that the couple drove straight to the mountains and brought home a chunk of downed aspen. Lopez went at it with a hunting knife and a razor blade, making his first bulto. In less than a year Lopez’s work was accepted into Spanish Market; within two, he was showing at Parks Gallery in Taos. Stephen Parks, the late gallery director, encouraged Lopez’s contemporary work as well as the traditional. “He allowed me the freedom to do whatever I wanted,” Lopez remarks, noting that Manitou Galleries, which currently represents him, is equally enthusiastic. At first, Lopez did everything the old way: digging cottonwood roots from stream banks and sourcing his own colors from native plants. “I used to harvest my own pine sap and make my own varnish,” he recalls. Lopez found, though, that roots from stream banks have sand and gravel embedded in them; colors from local flowers aren’t always lightfast; and pine sap varnish yellows, darkens, and cracks. He prefers the superior waterproofing of commercial varnish, important to use with his water-based paints. “At Spanish Market they call it holy water–proofing,” he laughs. Lopez carves his own path between traditional and contemporary subjects, methods, and materials. “It’s a choice,” he states. “Some steps you just can’t cut out.”

Above: San Xavier. Lopez makes his own gesso with rabbit-skin glue and marble dust, formulated so his paint adheres well. His paints cover the grain of the wood, and he has been asked if the carvings are resin or ceramic. They’re entirely hand-carved wood.

Arthur Lopez at Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace, manitougalleries.com

Above: ¡Que Viva! Mariachi Loco, 38 x 16 x 10" (see detail, previous page).

Lopez poses with Me, My Selfie, and I. The piece (right) was a semifinalist in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Above: Gene Kloss, Return of the Processional, etching, drypoint, and aquatint on paper, 14 x 18"

Gene Kloss: New Mexico Etched in Time LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta lewallengalleries.com December 7–January 5 Reception December 7, 5–7 pm It’s a commentary on the times that when Alice Geneva Glasier married Phillips W. Kloss in 1925, she changed her name to Gene Kloss (1903–1996). At the beginning of what proved to be an illustrious career as a printmaker, Kloss wanted her work to be seen without her gender coloring anyone’s judgment. Traveling from California, the Klosses’ honeymoon included camping for two weeks in Taos Canyon, Gene’s 60-pound printing press in tow. The Klosses returned to Taos regularly, finally moving there permanently in 1960. Kloss found early success in the art world, and by the mid-1930s she was exhibiting across the United States. Her depictions of Pueblo life and ceremonies of Northern New Mexico’s Penitentes are still among her most popular prints.—LVS

Right: Rosenberg, Marble #10, acrylic on plexiglass, 36" diameter

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Above: Charlie Meckel, Train Graffiti, oil on linen, 14 x 11"

2018 Small Works Show Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon giacobbefritz.com December 5–January 1 For the 17th year, Giacobbe Fritz offers a holiday show of small works from the gallery’s artists. The definition of “small” for this show is 20 x 20 inches or less, and the gallery will have at least 25 pieces available. Look for work by Bradford J. Salamon, Britt Freda, Albert Scharf, Melinda K. Hall, Wendeline Matson, and other favorite artists. Whether you are shopping for holiday gifts for others or are just running low on wall space yourself, these smaller works will fit both your budget and your décor.—LVS

Meet the Artist: Rosenberg Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon fineartsantafe.com December 23–January 12 Reception December 28, 4–7 pm As a co-owner of Hahn Ross Gallery, Tom Ross showed realistic work for many years. When his artistic path took a sharp turn, Ross began signing his new paintings “Rosenberg,” the original form of his surname. Now living in California, he returns to Canyon Road in December. Rosenberg’s work is large, abstract, and employs the technique of reverse painting. Working on quarter-inch plexiglass, he paints in acrylic on the back of the panel, so the first strokes laid down are most prominent when looking at the finished piece. The resulting paintings are colorful and highly textured. “As I work, I try to keep my logical and academic mind at bay, instead intuitively choosing colors and patterns. Each painting session seems to be an exercise in letting go,” he says. The show at Winterowd includes round paintings from Rosenberg’s Marble Series, “ . . . inspired by childhood memories of peering through marbles and imagining foreign worlds and altered realities.”—LVS december 2018 /january 2019


L A R R Y D. BLISSETT At far left: Claire Kahn, Turquoise Charms Bracelet, cylindrical Japanese glass beads, turquoise, 18-kt yellow gold, 7 1/2 x 1/4 x 3/8" Left, on right: Claire Kahn, Pools of Color with Opal, cylindrical Japanese glass beads, opal, turquoise, 18-kt yellow gold, 7 1/2 x 1/4 x 3/8"

Winter in Jacona Patina Gallery 131 W Palace patina-gallery.com December 14–January 14 Reception December 14, 5–7 pm Claire Kahn is a relatively recent transplant to New Mexico, having relocated from California’s Bay Area. She finds inspiration in the changing seasons in New Mexico and the landscape and wildlife around her home in Jacona, near the Pojoaque River. She cites foxes, jays, ice, and snow as influences on the work in this show, her eighth at Patina. Kahn has a long resumé as an architectural designer—including experience designing fountains and other water features—that she brings to her jewelry. She crochets Japanese glass beads into what she calls Infinity Ropes, bracelets and necklaces with no beginning or end. Kahn incorporates gold and gemstones into some pieces, while letting the patterns of the colored glass beads stand alone in others. Patina is the exclusive representative for Kahn’s work.—LVS

Corazon Verdad, acrylic on canvas, 52" h x 54" w

Below: Don Brackett, Winter’s Shadows, oil on canvas, 16 x 20”

Winter Group Show Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon Road manitougalleries.com Reception December 14, 5–7:30 pm This winter’s group show explores the relationship between artists and the winter elements of New Mexico and the Southwest. Winter scenes invoke intimate and at times emotional works from Manitou’s artists. The harsh, deceivingly barren landscapes can bring about tranquil or highly charged results. Artwork on display will include regional painter Tom Perkinson’s New Mexico Village in Winter, a watercolor and mixed media piece; Don Brackett’s Winter’s Shadows, an oil painting with abstract undertones; and Utah landscape painter Douglas Aagard’s Eagle River in Winter, an oil of a snow-lined river.—Jervon Perkins

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Winter Group Show Sage Creek Gallery 421 Canyon sagecreekgallery.com December 14–January 3 Reception December 14, 5–7 pm Sage Creek Gallery presents the work of a dozen painters and one weaver in this midwinter exhibition. Jane Chavez weaves intricate baskets from horsehair. She begins with stamped sterling silver pieces, coiling the horsehair out from the silver to make one-of-a-kind woven vessels. The painters in the show are all over the map, both geographically and artistically. Scott Burdick and Susan Lyon live in North Carolina, and the married couple both paint the portrait and figure. Living across the country, Californian Paul Cheng also fills his canvases with the human form. Landscape painters in the show include Robert Kuester, Marilyn Yates, and Bill Gallen, all New Mexicans, and Ron Rencher, a native of Utah now living in Texas.—LVS Above: Ron Rencher, March Thaw, oil on panel, 11 x 14"

Letting Go Alexandra Stevens Fine Art 820 Canyon alexandrastevens.com December 20–January 31 Reception December 20, 12–5 pm To mark the end of the year, Alexandra Stevens Fine Art shows sculpture by Jeannine Young. Young works in bronze, mainly portraying the human form. Her figures tend toward the tall and thin, with strong geometrical elements. Some of the figures are only a few inches tall, while others are life-size or more. Young adds beautiful textures to the sculptures to enhance the shape of her figures. Letting Go is one piece in the show, and Young and Stevens think it is perfect for year’s end. Young observes that letting go is universal, and not always easy. “Sometimes we willingly let go, sometimes we reluctantly let go, and sometimes we have no choice in the matter,” she states.—LVS

Left: Jeannine Young, Letting Go, bronze, 76 x 19 x 31"

New Mexico Mi Amor La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco sandyvaillancourt.com December 21–23 Artist-in-Residence 11 am –7 pm daily Sandy Vaillancourt will present watercolor and oil paintings and be available to discuss her work for three days in December. Find her at Detours, the gift shop in La Fonda Hotel, where she has shown for 10 years. Her annual holiday residency centers around the paintings Vaillancourt does of New Mexico, strongly colored depictions of the mountains, architecture, and plant life she has come to love while living in the state. Over the three-day pop up show, Vaillancourt will demonstrate her painting techniques. She will have prints and greeting cards made from her images available as well as original paintings in both oil and watercolor, many of winter and holiday scenes.—LVS Right: Sandy Vaillancourt, Blue Gate with Pumpkins, watercolor on paper, 14 x 11" 48

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Digital Artifacts Art House 231 Delgado Street thomafoundation.org Through November 30, 2019 Chances are, when you think of the word “artifact” you think of long-forgotten ancient civilizations or valuable pieces in a museum; however, artifacts are all around us. Art House’s Digital Artifacts event dares to ask the question: “What artifacts will future archaeologists excavate from our digital era?” The answers are found in artwork presented by Josh Tonsfeldt, who created a dissected TV monitor that plays phantasmal images; Michal Rovner, whose video simulation of primitive rock art shifts the focus to the modern day; Casey Reas’s generative animation that features all the photos collected from one day’s newspaper; a musical score printed on a salvaged humanitarian aid flag by Guillermo Galindo; Sabrina Gschwandtner’s digital film quilt; and a red neon light ladder created by Ivan Navarro.—JP

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Left: Josh Tonsfeldt, Untitled, LCD monitor, digital video, fiberglass cloth, urethane resin, pigments, found materials, 25 x 43 x 3"

Below: Jim Eppler, Raven II E (Red or Green), bronze, 23 x 13 x 8"

Annual Calendar Release Party Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace and 225 Canyon manitougalleries.com Reception at Palace, January 4, 5–7:30 pm Reception at Canyon Road, January 11, 5–7:30 pm As one of Manitou’s most anticipated events of the year, their Annual Calendar Release Party features two different receptions for both clients and artists to celebrate the coming year’s show schedule. Attendees will receive a hard copy of the calendar that features custom cocktail recipes—served at Manitou’s openings—and a listing of shows and events scheduled for 2019. Look for new work by jeweler Nick Cunningham; sculptors Greyshoes, Jim Eppler, and Paul Rhymer; and painters Curtis Wade, Dennis Ziemienski, and Alvin Gill-Tapia.—JP

Memphis Barbree: New Mexico in Black and White and Recent Folios Edition ONE Gallery 728 Canyon Road editionone.gallery Reception January 11, 5–7 pm January 4–29 Landscape and documentary photographer, traveler, and explorer Memphis Barbree’s black and white works will be on display for attendees to admire. Barbree’s photography is a prime example of how an artist expresses herself in black and white, light and shadow. Spending over a decade studying under photographer George DeWolfe—student of Minor White and Ansel Adams—Barbree explores the interplay of life’s essential elements and natural forces. Her experiences in life have shaped her deep understanding of the unity within these forces. Even in black and white, Barbree’s works express complex messages about earth, sky, wind, water, fire, light, and time.—JP Above: Memphis Barbree, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, archival pigment print, 16” x 20" december 2018 /january 2019

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the envelope, please

an elegant, minimalist home earns accolades for its design and craftsmanship

by Am y G r o s s

photo g ra p h s by Da ni el Nadelbach

THOUGH HE DECLINED TO ATTEND the Santa Fe Parade of Homes awards gala last August, Stelio Kitrilakis told the team that designed and built his house to text him if they won anything. Being in the film industry, Kitrilakis knows a thing or two about awards ceremonies, including how even the best pictures are sometimes snubbed. In this case, he needn’t have worried. “We were sort of crossing our fingers that we wouldn’t embarrass Stelio by showing up and not getting anything,” laughs Mark Giorgetti, founder and principal of Palo Santo Designs. “But it was text after text after text.”

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From his office (at right), which is recessed into the great room almost like a concierge’s desk or movie box office, Kitrilakis enjoys east- and west-facing views from his computer. In positioning the desk, Palo Santo Designs fit it to the owner’s height and preferred perspective “like a tailor-made suit,” says Mark Giorgetti.

Five texts, in fact, for a house Palo Santo Designs hadn’t even planned to put on the Parade of Homes. Realizing they wouldn’t have a new house ready in time for the August event, Palo Santo asked Kitrilakis, a former client who had lived in his home for more than a year, if they might enter it. He graciously agreed. “I think part of Stelio’s artistic nature, and his nature as a filmmaker and a showman, made him up for the idea of entering into a show of sorts,” says Giorgetti. “He seemed to want to show off what he was able to create with us, and to be able to compete for some awards—because he likes that, too.” Kitrilakis is a relative newcomer to Santa Fe, having lived for years in the “other SF”—San Francisco—where he commuted often to Los Angeles for work. At about the time he was becoming disenchanted with the crowds and cost of living in the Bay Area, he came out to Santa Fe in 2013 to see some friends who were also in the film industry. He was struck by the beauty of the area, and realized the commute to L.A. from Santa Fe would be essentially the same distance as from San Francisco. “I was at my friends’ house, which faces the Sangres,” Kitrilakis recalls. “It was a full moon, and two

Above: High ceilings, a vertical fireplace surround, crisp white walls, skylights, and massive window walls contribute to the light and airy feel of the great room. december 2018 /january 2019

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Left: Concrete figures prominently into the modern aesthetic of the home, especially in the kitchen, where the beautiful cast-in-place island countertops and hard-troweled floors each have intriguing dimensional patterns. A large round table is set on wheels so that it can be easily rolled out to the eastside patio for gettogethers. Indoors it tucks into a recess in the cabinetry so as to take up less space.

thunderheads were building over the mountains. One had the full moon behind it and was glowing in this amazing way. The other one was this crazy little thunderhead that was happening in another storm, and I was like, this is perfect! I gotta go there.” Kitrilakis knew that for living and working—in his case, from home—he was going to need wide open spaces. He purchased 17 acres of land in La Tierra with an enviable hilltop site, and then, with clear ideas for a custom residence, began working with Giorgetti and Palo Santo Designs, who recognized and shared his vision for a simple, elegant, and highly energy- and water-efficient home. The prime directives: capture the extraordinary hill and mountain views through huge, well-placed window arrays, and site the house in such a way that it was part of the landscape. “My house in San Francisco was elevated and had great views, but it felt like you were floating above the city,” says Kitrilakis. “I wanted to capture the view from this one, too, but I wanted the house to feel like it was grounded.” Rolling terrain, what he calls “four layers of foothills,” surrounds and sometimes eclipses the house, snugging it into its high desert environment. Two sets of pocketing window doors, one in the large, airy great room facing the Jemez Mountains and one in the kitchen facing the Sangres, both open to semicircular patios—and when the weather is fair, they are left wide open. Kitrilakis notes that pooch Eli likes to snooze on the west side until the sun just hits his paws, then will retreat to the other, cooler side of the house until sunset. Carefully placed skylights throughout the house let in abundant sunshine and create beautiful shadow play; 52

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Above: The homeowner didn’t feel the need for a lot of bedrooms (the house has only two), and only added small windows in the master bedroom for egress compliance. Simple and understated, it is the cozy “box” he desired in a sleep space. Floating cabinetry and a deep soaking tub give the master bath (below) a Japanese feel. A single sheet of glass separates the shower from the rest of the bath, giving the relatively small room a sense of spaciousness.


Left: A view looking southeast shows one of the two semicircular patios and large sets of window doors. Palo Santo Designs also built the small casita to the right for Kitrilakis’s father, who lives there part-time. Other than a couple of randomly spaced homes, however, it’s all rolling hills, scrub brush, and breathtaking Western scenery. Says Kitrilakis, “I fully expect to see mounted cowboys riding up to the house at any moment.”

Below: One of the homeowner’s favorite addons is the outdoor shower, which is just off the shower of the master bath. It is fully open air, which surprised many a Parade of Homes visitor, but with his nearest neighbors several acres away, Kitrilakis feels it’s plenty private.

Kitrilakis likens the arrangement of angles, windows, and skylights in the entry and one part of the great room to a painting by Belgian surrealist René Magritte. Too, the expert concrete work so prevalent in this house has an artistic quality that grabs him daily. Peering at the highly finished, hard-troweled concrete floor that has become one of Palo Santo Designs’ signature finishes, Kitrilakis marvels, “It looks like a painting.”

“Every day it’s like some deity is painting another painting, framed by the windows,” says Stelio Kitrilakis. “It makes me really happy.” Though the house has only two bedrooms and two baths, and rounds out at just over 2,000 square feet, it lives large—well appointed with an outdoor shower and a cantilevered corner office that affords Kitrilakis spectacular views in two directions. “I had an office in my house in San Francisco with a view of the bay, but to enjoy it while working I had to sit at the kitchen counter with my laptop,” he says. “I decided, I want the view in my great room, but I also want it in my office. How do I make that happen?” Answer: You ask the right design team. They even managed to frame a stunning vista from a window in that lowliest of spaces, the garage—to Kitrilakis’s endless delight. Ultimately the house earned five awards: Best Craftsmanship, Best Master Suite, Best Energy Efficiency, Best Water Efficiency, and the award that was most gratifying to Palo Santo:

Best Design. “That’s one we hadn’t won before, and it was really special because we’re a design-build company,” says Giorgetti. “Especially with Stelio’s house—it’s so unique, and it’s so specifically tailored to his own personal lifestyle and tastes and aesthetics.” For his part, Kitrilakis enjoys his home to the fullest and utilizes every convenience and amenity. But it’s the Santa Fe weather and scenery—the things that captured his imagination from the get-go—that bring the most contentment. “Every day it’s like some deity is painting another painting, framed by the windows,” he says. “It makes me really happy.” december 2018 /january 2019

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Above: French & French Interiors’ fun, family-friendly rec room featured large format art, colorful lounges, and innovative lighting designed by Matt French. Left: Marty Wilkinson’s (Metamorphosis) glamorous living room glittered with metallics, from the furnishings and upholstery to Bekye Fargason’s wall and copper ceiling finishes. Below: The Italian-inspired bar lounge by LOVE & SAVAGE Design Studio combined emerald tones with contemporary gold accents.

IT WAS A DELICIOUS theme for ShowHouse Santa Fe’s sixth year. “A World of Taste: A Global Pairing of Designers and Chefs” was met with an exceptional turnout of visitors hungry for innovation in both design and cuisine. The 2018 ShowHouse’s 13 design teams, four artists-in-residence, landscape architect, and landscape designer worked feverishly to turn the house and casita at 1200 Madrid Road into a “globally inspired sensory feast for the eyes and the taste buds.” The Friday night Preview Gala drew a record number of guests, with Santa Fean’s own dining editor Chef Johnny Vee leading top chefs from Luminaria, Rio Chama, Paloma, Opuntia, and other local restaurants in a pairing with ShowHouse’s participating designers. While the chefs served delectable bites from tables decorated by their designer, wellheeled attendees explored the six-bedroom, three-bath house and casita. Hundreds more visitors then toured ShowHouse— an expansive compound available through Santa Fe Properties’ The Bodelson-Spier Team—over two weekends. ShowHouse organizers were thrilled with the exceptional attendance, which meant even more funds raised for Dollars4Schools, a local, nonprofit initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation that helps Santa Fe public schools, teachers, and principals fund field trips, extracurricular activities, classroom books, and more. To see more photographs of the inspired designer spaces that transformed this residence, visit showhousesantafe.com. 54

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Above: One of the bedrooms in the gorgeous casita, which Jennifer Ashton (Jennifer Ashton Interiors) transformed using muted neutral tones and a modern farmhouse aesthetic. Left: Clad in a bright blue stenciled wall finish by Bekye Fargason, Duet Design’s foyer set the tone for a distinctive ShowHouse experience.


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3961 Old Santa Fe Trail Designed and built in 1939 by famed Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem, this authentic Pueblo Revival home, known as Casa de Cuesta Asoleada (the Sunny Slope House), exudes charm combined with eye-catching design. Sitting on over two and a half acres, the house offers gorgeous views and the true feeling of Santa Fe, with adobe walls, tin fixtures, vigas, and kiva fireplaces. Remodeled in 2014 by McDowell Fine Homes, the home now includes a new roof, updated plumbing and electrical work, solar panels, tile, plaster, and stucco, all while still maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original design. A cozy kitchen features high-end appliances and updated accents and opens to the dining room and living area. Across 2,264 square feet, two bedroom suites offer ultimate comfort, each with their own full bathroom, fireplace, and access to private portales and patios. Outdoors, enjoy evenings in the courtyard where a full kitchen, antique millstone water fountain, and gas fire pit make for a great entertaining space. List price: $1.985 million Contact: Alan and Anne Vorenberg, 505-470-3118, Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com 56

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1100 Piedra Alto Located in Sierra Del Norte, this home seamlessly blends traditional and Pueblostyle design. Sprawled over 2,850 square feet, the home boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a luxurious master suite complete with a walk-in shower and relaxing jacuzzi tub. Through a portal, you’ll find a private patio and hot tub ideal for winding down and taking in the scenery. In the heart of the home, the floorplan showcases a large chef’s kitchen—with highend appliances and a wine refrigerator—a cozy dining room, and a living room featuring a warming fireplace. Several New Mexico–style elements, including tumbled brick floors and exposed wooden beams, can be found throughout. This home blends perfectly into its Santa Fe surroundings. List price: $975,000 Contact: Mark Banham, 505-982-9836, Barker Realty, markbanham.com

1200 Madrid Road History and style collide in this beautiful South Capitol home. Designed and built by famed architect Willard Carl Kruger, the home exudes a charming combination of both traditional and Pueblo styles, all freshened up with a few contemporary elements. The 5,553-squarefoot property features six bedrooms and three bathrooms with a cozy, detached guest house included. Indoors, you’ll find original finishes and interior details like wood cove ceilings, hardwood flooring, and authentic cabinetry. The home’s central space includes a combination kitchen and dining area that gets a dose of color and light from cheery tile and windows showcasing the tree-filled outdoors. The spacious master suite boasts textured finishes on the walls and a sunny nook perfect for relaxing mornings List price: $1.7 million Contact: Deborah Bodelson, 505-660-4442, or Cary Spier, 505-690-2856, The Bodelson-Spier Team, Santa Fe Properties, santafehomesnm.com


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Dolina’s soft glazed gingerbread cookies, above, are stamped with a lovely floral design. The apple almond tart, above right, and pumpkin pie would be welcome at any holiday event. Crinkle cookies, bottom right, and Polish tea cookies, center, finish off a meal in style.

Santa’s Helper I think even French chefs would agree that Eastern European bakers are some of the best. In Santa Fe we are blessed with just such a talent in Annamaria O’Brien (née Brezna), owner/baker at Dolina Café & Bakery, who hails from Slovakia. O’Brien started in the restaurant business in the front of the house but soon discovered her skill in the kitchen—first at Café Fina, and now at her buzzing café on North Guadalupe. Her pastry case is testament to her passion for international pastries. Perfect for holiday (or anytime!) celebrations, fans adore her roasted pumpkin pies (made with Schwebach Farms sweet pumpkins), apple almond nougatine tart, Polish tea cookies, crinkle cookies, and much, much more. For the holidays there are mincemeat pies, bûche de Noël, strudel, lemon shaker pie, and my favorite: soft glazed gingerbread. Stop by for breakfast or lunch—try the hearty kapustnica Slovakian stew—and then take goodies home for your family and friends (or keep them for yourself). Life is sweet!—John Vollertsen DOUGLAS MERRIAM

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Market Steer Steakhouse IN A RECENT ARTICLE I read on the year’s 50 highest-grossing restaurants in the USA, more than a third are steak houses. I was a little surprised. Apparently not all Americans have given up meat and become vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or lactose intolerant! With the battle cry of “carnivores unite!” the new Market Steer Steakhouse, which opened this fall in the Hotel St. Francis, celebrates the popular trend. Co-owners Kathleen Crook and Kristina Goode have designed a classic menu with many delicious surprises at the corner of Don Gaspar and Water Street. I invited a chef buddy of mine and his wife to accompany me on a crisp fall evening. A roaring fire greets us in the handsome, clubby dining room with soaring windows that look out over the bustling corner. We first sample a cocktail from the creative list that Market Steer offers from the hotel’s Secreto Lounge. A pepino loco warms us right up with its delicious blend of habanero, cucumber, strawberry vodka, lime, and spritz of soda water—yum! Crook came out from the kitchen to ascertain our dining desires; there’s a large menu with too many tempting dishes. We decided to leave it up to her and shared, family style. Goode runs the floor with graciousness. Her tenure in high-end restaurants in bigger cities shows. Their partnership in life spills over into their passion for the restaurant. If you think that a wedge salad is just your basic retro dish that never really rocks your palate, think again. Theirs is gigantic, with a dressing that bursts of flavor well beyond your memory of mild blue cheese and mayo. What look like croutons are actually nubby chunks of a powerful smoked blue. Even the bacon seems special. A kale and cabbage salad with spicy pecans and tart dried blueberries is a hearty winter dish and will thrill the vegetarians in your party, as will the blackened cauliflower steak entrée with succotash and creamy goat cheese and leek fondue. Impaled with a steak knife, it arrives at the table with the same pomp and circumstance as the hefty steaks. I love a restaurant with a sense of fun. After devouring the tasty roasted bone marrow topped with tomato bacon bourbon jam, we are offered a shot of bourbon to pour down the hollow bone. Called a bone luge, it delivers the last semblance of meatiness and the booze right down your gullet—what a hoot! (We declined tonight, but will be back.) Our tender and perfectly medium-rare cowboy ribeye, sliced for easy serving and accompanied by a

Above: Market Steer Steakhouse's prime cuts are a delectable option for any meat lover. A 20-ounce cowboy ribeye and a wedge salad, top right, will satisfy the heartiest appetite. The wedge salad is topped with bacon, onion, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, and more blue cheese in the dressing.

Right: Onion rings are presented on replicas of Crook's family's branding iron, giving them a Southern New Mexico appeal. They come with housemade steak sauce and ketchup.

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Above: Market Steer Steakhouse offers vegetarian-friendly options. The blackened cauliflower, presented with a steak knife, has the heartiness and flavor of a steakhouse dinner without the steak. Succotash and a goat cheese and leek fondue complete the entrée.

Above: Kristina Goode (left) and Kathleen Crook (right) head up Santa Fe's newest steakhouse.

platter of virtually every side sauce Crook offers, arrives with a towering stack of plump onion rings. The rings are lassoed over a mini branding iron, the actual brand of Crook’s family beef ranch in Southern New Mexico. It’s a classy touch and testament to our chef’s connection to what she is cooking. What fun to sample each sauce and vote for our favorite. The choice is tough—chimichurri, smoked blue cheese butter, truffle butter, peppercorn demi, caramelized onion demi, Béarnaise, or house made steak sauce—the votes are still out! For dessert, we joke that the slab of bourbon pecan bread pudding with pecans and salted caramel sauce could easily feed a family of four; it’s so good we fight over bites like spoiled siblings. Not heavy red wine fans, we thoroughly enjoy our Hahn SLS Estate pinot noir that is gently priced and exactly what we want with our fantastic meal. I predict Market Steer Steakhouse will enjoy a long and vibrant residency in its downtown home on the range. If you can’t compete in the Winter Olympics, there is a luge much closer to town that is way more fun! To the talented team of Crook and Goode, welcome to our food-lovin’ city. They have rounded up my appetite, branded my palate, and tagged my taste buds. Yippee yi yo kayah!—JV

Drizzled in salted caramel sauce, the bourbon pecan bread pudding is the perfect end to a meal.

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NORTHERN NEW MEXICO’S FINEST DINING EXPERIENCES Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com For 25 years, the Cowgirl has been serving up Authentic Comfort Food and Fabulous Pit BBQ to fun loving locals and visitors. Saddle up to some killer burgers, great steaks, carefully sourced seafood, creative salads, New Mexican specialties and exceptional seasonal specials. Nightly our restaurant transforms into a rockin’ Western Honky Tonk with Live Music, creating the best small club scene this side of Austin. Don’t miss our soulful week end brunch. Featuring 24 Award Winning Craft Brews on tap and a vast selection of Tequilas, Mezcals and Craft Distilled Spirits. Enjoy the Best Margaritas in Santa Fe on the Best Patio in SF! Open daily at 11 am and serving food and drink til late. Award Winning Caterer! The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu,

an award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm; bar opens 5 pm. Reservations are recommended. El Mesón 213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com 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 saffroninfused 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. La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 lacasasena.com

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

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge 113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, fusing old world techniques with modern innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and Native heritage and are consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe, offering guests an intimate dining experience with a sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas, Social Hour Sunday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings. Patio open seasonally. Private dining available.

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Wow, it seems like 2018 has flown by! Perhaps it’s because there were more food related events, parties, fundraisers, and festivals to keep my social calendar full. With an especially cold and snowy winter predicted, I look forward to celebrating the holidays with both local friends and visitors to our festive city. The farolitos are up and lit, our hotels are ready to welcome tourists, and our chefs are primed to keep us all gastronomically entertained. This winter, there are even more eateries to tempt us in a food-crazy town that already boasts over 200! Market Steer Steakhouse (see page 60) will help entertain your meatloving friends while Crackin’ Crab—Santa Fe, which recently moved in to the location vacated by J & N Thai on Guadalupe, will wow crustacean fans. There are lots of holiday events coming up, including some very special ones out at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. There are dinners both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and a Christmas Day brunch created by Chef Kai Autenrieth. If you are lucky enough to be a guest at the luxurious resort you can join in cookie decorating, a tea party, Gruet wine tastings, and s’more sessions by the outdoor fire pit. It might be wise to recommend that your out-of-town guests stay there so you can get in on the fun too. For a complete list of events and holiday meal menus go to fourseasons.com/santafe. A gift I love to give to friends near and far comes from the delightful The Shop—A Christmas Store (theshopchristmas.com), right downtown. Artist David Gallegos has crafted over a dozen charming hand-painted wooden ornaments featuring churches from around the state. What a lovely celebration of our religious history and thoughtful reminder of the reason for the season! As always in this time of giving, I like to mention local charities that can use a monetary gift. Send love to The Food Depot, Cooking with Kids, The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Youth Shelters, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and any other charity that reflects your dedication to giving back to the community—giving is always in season. Happy holidays to you and yours, and don’t forget to leave out biscochitos for Santa!—JV


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. Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com 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 am to 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store.

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Cafe Sonder

326 South Guadalupe, 505-982-9170 cafesonder.com Located in the Railyard, 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 modern comfort food.

Plaza Café

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

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35˚ North Coffee 60 E San Francisco St, 505-983-6138 35northcoffee.com 35˚ North Coffee is made up of a small crew of passionate people who love good coffee and the hard work that goes into every cup. The people and landscape of Santa Fe inspires us to produce coffee that’s both adventurous and creative. We take a hand-crafted approach to sourcing, roasting and brewing our coffee because we care about what we’re drinking and we love sharing it with you. We also serve fresh pastries, beignets and a handful of breakfast classics. Located in the Arcade building on the Plaza, we’re open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.

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Santacafé 231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafé.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 35 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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December 1–2 Young Native Artists Winter Show and Sale Arts and crafts by children and grandchildren of the artists who are in the Palace of the Governors Portal Program. Free, 10 am–3 pm, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, nmhistorymuseum.org. December 2 Menorah lighting Celebrate Chanukah as the mayor lights a giant menorah on the Plaza. Free, 3 pm, the Plaza, santafejewishcenter.com. December 7 Christmas at the Palace Festivities indoors and bonfires, caroling, and refreshments outside. Free, donations of non-perishable foods are appreciated. 5:30–8 pm, Palace of the Governors, 105 W Palace, palaceofthegovernors.org. December 8 String of Lights: A Holiday Market Over 50 vendors selling handmade gifts. Free, 5–9 pm, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, ahafestival.com. December 9 Christmas Treasures The Santa Fe Symphony in holiday favorites.

$20–$80, 4 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. December 9 Las Posadas The story of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter. Free, 5–8 pm, Plaza and Palace of the Governors, 105 W Palace, palaceofthegovernors.org. December 14–16 Winter Indian Market 150 Native American vendors selling pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. December 14, 6–9 pm, $50; December 15, 9 am–5 pm, December 16, 10 am–3 pm, $10–$15, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, swaia.org. December 15–16 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: The Nutcracker The ballet in its annual holiday production. December 15, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, December 16, 1 pm and 5 pm, $36–$94, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. December 24 Christmas Eve Concert The Santa Fe Symphony with the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. $22–$92, 5 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. December 24 Farolito Walk Canyon Road and nearby streets are lit with farolitos, luminarias, and electric Christmas lights. Free, dusk–10 pm, Canyon Road, visitcanyonroad.com.

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December 29 The Brandenburg Concertos J.S. Bach’s pieces are the pinnacle of Baroque composition. $12–$80, 7 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, sfpromusica.org. December 31 Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra Olga Kern, piano, plays Tchaikovsky. $20–$80, 1 pm and 5 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebrate on the Plaza. Live music, food trucks, bonfires, and midnight fireworks. Free, 9:30 pm–12:15 am, the Plaza, santafe.org/NYE.

JANUARY January 22 Lensic Presents: Golden Dragon Acrobats Award-winning acrobats. $29–$47, 7 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. January 23 Nicola Benedetti with Alexei Grynyuk Violinist Benedetti and pianist Grynyuk in Baroque to modern pieces. $20–$90, 7:30 pm, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, performancesantafe.org. January 26 & 27 The Jacobsen Brothers The Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra with conductor Eric Jacobsen and violinist Colin Jacobsen. $12–$80, January 26, 4 pm, January 27, 3 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. January 31 Lensic Presents: Gina Chavez Chavez performs Latin folk songs. $25, 7:30 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org.

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