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must-know artists • Summer music festivals • alfresco dining

June/July 2019





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Rare contemporary home close to the Plaza offers magnificent mountain views.

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Adobe foam-insulated home on five acres features sweeping mountain views.

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907 Old Santa Fe Trail | 5br/6ba | $1,995,000

14 Brahma Lane | 3br/4ba | $1,825,000



On the Historic Eastside, this outstanding home plus guest house is set on .5 acres.

The House of Shadows: Antoine Predock-designed masterpiece in La Tierra Nueva.

1433 Old Sunset Trail | 4br/5ba | $1,450,000

507 Calle Corvo | 2br/2ba | $1,325,000



On 2 acres at Santa Fe Summit, this home features breathtaking mountain views.

Superlative new construction in the heart of the Eastside. High ceilings and A/C.

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62B Calle San Martin | 4br/5ba | $2,250,000

906 Canyon Road | 4br/5ba | $1,995,000



Magnificent estate featuring stunning views, high-end finishes, and a great location.

Rare adobe compound on historic Canyon Road. Three separate structures.

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1662 1/2 Cerro Gordo | 5br/6ba | $1,650,000



4.75-acre estate with mountain views includes a main house and a guesthouse.

Recently renovated home and guest house on private .3 acre on the Historic Eastside.

32 Terrace Farm Road, La Mesilla | 7br/5ba/3.4± acres | $925,000

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Custom-built 5,798± sq. ft. home with oversized garage features great attention to detail.

Enchanting blend of Santa Fe charm and modern living on the Northeast side.

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231 Washington Avenue, 505.988.8088 | 318 Grant Avenue, 505.982.6207 | 326 Grant Avenue, 505.988.2533 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. Real estate agents affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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P R E S T O N S I N G L E TA R Y and H A R L A N R E A N O A collaboration in glass | August 16 – 31, 2019 | Artist Reception: August 16th from 5 – 8 pm

Untitled Blown and sand carved glass 12.5" h x 13" w x 9" d

544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.954.9902 |

don Brackett + JiM ePPler + Jerry Jordan Friday, June 7 at 123 West Palace avenue


don Brackett, golden light, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”.

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Maldonado BrandonBrandon Maldonado “Identidades” July 5th –August 31st Spanish Market Reception July 27th 6pm

New Paintings 2019 “Identities” Artist reception July 27th 6-8pm

And The Gods Made War Oil on panel 24 X 36

New Contemporary Art (est. 2007) 125 Lincoln Avenue Suite 111 505.820.0788

BEAUTIFUL DECAY July 13 | 8:00pm August 31 | 8:00pm The Lensic Performing Arts Center
























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. PHOTO: ROSALIE O’CONNOR


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MARSHALL NOICE “New Blue Roof” 30" x 40" Oil

DOUG DAWSON “Marsh House” 17.5" x 22" Pastel

JOHN AXTON “Bourbon Street” 24" x 36" Oil

JIM AGIUS “Mountain Lion” (clay) 21" x 12" x 12" Bronze to debut at Exhibition

NOICE NATURE IN SOFT FOCUS • Friday, July 5, 2019 • 5 to 7pm

AXTON/DAWSON/AGIUS THREE DESTINIES • Friday, July 26, 2019 • 5 to 7pm

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36 the art issue


36 Performance

Opera, jazz, chamber music, and other

erika goldring

June / July 2019


summer music festivals

38 Must-Know Artists

gregory horndeski fine artt

Our look at top painters and sculptors, some of whom Santa Fean covered as long as 40 years ago

78 Santa Fe Art Week

The city’s newest celebration of the visual arts

90 History

Composer Igor Stravinsky’s last performance in Santa Fe

departments 26 Publisher’s Note 30 City Different

chris corrie

The details on ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour, Traditional Spanish Market, and other can’t-miss summer events

60 Art

A studio visit with painter Roger Williams; Gendron Jensen and Stephanie Hartshorn talk about their lives as artists; and previews of art exhibitions opening all around town


85 Living

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A home designed to spotlight an everevolving, world-class art collection


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91 Dining

Chef Johnny Vee visits some of Santa Fe’s best places to dine alfresco

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June/July 2019




ON THE COVER Don Quade, Delicatamente, mixed media on panel, 10 x 10" Courtesy Winterowd Fine Art


publisher’s note


I HAVE TO WARN YOU: It will take time to really absorb this issue. Art is best judged over time. The work of artistic masters from centuries ago is still important because it’s as powerful today as it was 500 years ago. You may have a painting in your home that you’ve owned for decades and still love as much as, or even more than, when you first acquired it. Museum curators, gallery directors, and art collectors look for work that holds meaning over time. If you have such pieces in your collection, you chose well. In this issue we feature a number of artists whose work has stood the test of time. I encourage you to not just give these pieces a cursory glance but to look at them deeply. An image in a magazine is not the same as an actual painting, of course, but even so, look for the deeper qualities within the art, those qualities that will grip you now and in the future. It is difficult to choose art for someone else, even a spouse or close friend. The effect of a painting on one person may not be shared by another. Living with art is such a personal experience that even our closest connections can’t always predict what will stir us. In our crazy world we rarely buy something for ourselves such as a painting, yet art might be just exactly what our souls need. I can’t think of a better investment for my own well-being than a piece of art that reminds me of my humanity and the deeper person within. As you look though the stunning art in these pages, including the gorgeous gallery advertisements, consider it in the context I’m suggesting. Does it stir emotions inside of you? Do you feel like it will stand the test of time? When you find a piece of art that gives you positive answers to these questions, you have found something special just for you. Put it in a place in your home where it can deliver that emotionally stirring experience for years to come.



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the buzz around town Expertly made hors d’oeuvres are on the dining menu at the Edible Art Tour.

ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour EVENT Ask anyone what first drew them to Santa Fe and the art and the food are sure to be near the top of the list. This gallery-hopping event offers a finely curated sampling of both. Each year, dozens of galleries team up with some of the city’s best local restaurants and caterers. The result is a festive art walk allowing participants to sample Santa Fe’s finest food and wine while appreciating art in myriad styles and media. The event starts on Friday with galleries at the heart of the historic downtown area. Osteria d’Assisi’s refined Italian cuisine comes to The Signature Gallery while Cowgirl BBQ graces Little Bird at Loretto’s space. Saturday evening the tour moves to Canyon Road. Pippin Contemporary welcomes Jambo Cafe’s African homestyle fare, Ventana Fine Art hosts classic New Mexican eats from The Pink Adobe, and Bill Hester Fine Art features tastes from nearby staple The Teahouse.

ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour, June 14–15, 5–8 pm, $45 includes both nights,

by Sa rah Eddy

Santa Fe Studio Tour The Santa Fe Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to experience the city’s art scene at its base level. Over two weekends, local artists offer an intimate look at their working Above: Painter Bonnie Binkert will open her studio environments by opening to the public as part of the Santa Fe Studio Tour. their studios to the public. With work in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, ink and paper, and more, all participating artists will have art for sale and many will demonstrate their techniques. The tour kicks off June 14 with a reception, providing a sneak peek at the artists’ work from 5–8 pm at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club. Preview the art and map out your tour. Tour

Santa Fe Studio Tour, June 14, 5–8 pm, free, Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trl, June 22–23 and 29–30, 10 am–5 pm, free, various locations, see for a map

Rodeo de Santa Fe

Rodeo de Santa Fe, June 19–22, 5 pm, $10–$37, 30

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EVENT Rodeo de Santa Fe turns 70 this year, and the action-packed event is still going as strong as ever. Each dirt-slinging night includes bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping, and barrel racing. Last year’s rodeo drew nearly 500 contestants. Santa Fe’s remains one of the top 60 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos in the country. Beer and wine are available in all seating areas, and there are concessions and a carnival. As part of the pre-rodeo entertainment, at 6:30 each evening children over four years old and under 60 pounds can try their hands at mutton bustin’—riding on the backs of sheep.

Above: Catch bull riding and more every evening at Rodeo de Santa Fe.



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New Location: 228 Old Santa Fe Trail entrance on Alameda


Bel Canto Gala At SITE Santa Fe’s Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera exhibition, which runs until September 1, artists Vasco Araújo, Suzanne Bocanegra, Candida Höfer, William Kentridge, Guillermo Kuitca, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Matthias Schaller, and Bill Viola examine themes of race, gender, and class within the traditions of opera. Several of the artists will attend the Bel Canto Gala, an elegant dining experience sprinkled with surprise special performances in SITE Santa Fe’s exhibition galleries. Wear your black tie best, and, in the spirit of the opera, feel free to add a mask or costume element to your outfit. After the gala, head to the Opera Ball and Dance Party. This mash-up shindig begins with classic waltzes and ends with energetic dance music. A cash bar is available, as are delicious late night cicchetti to chomp on. Bel Canto Gala, July 19, 6:30–9:30 pm, $1,000, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, Bel Canto Opera Ball and Dance Party, July 19, 9 pm–midnight, $150 couple, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta,

performace Entreflamenco, the resident flamenco company at El Flamenco restaurant and performance space, has a busy summer planned. Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez will headline the month of July starting on the 5th. They’ll be Entreflamenco co-director Estefania Ramirez accompanied by guitarist Angel Ruiz, performs throughout the summer. bassist Marco Topo, percussionist Francisco Orozco, flutist Magela Herrera, and technical director Antonio Hidalgo. Come August, special guests from Spain—Angel Muñoz and Charo Espino—will join the group. To sate your appetite during the dramatic entertainment, beer, wine, and authentic Spanish tapas are available for purchase at all performances.

Entreflamenco, June 27–September 1, 7:30 pm, $25–$40, 135 W Palace, Sample New Mexico wines from vintners across the state.

26th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival

Red or white? At the 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival, sample different varieties of handmade wine from nearly two dozen local vintners. The longest running wine festival around also includes live music, dancing, and an extensive offering of local arts and crafts to purchase or peruse—not to mention plenty of food to pair with your favorite drinks. From Black Mesa Winery in Velarde to Rio Grande Vineyard in Las Cruces, wines from all across New Mexico are represented. Test your taste buds and buy a bottle or two, and don’t forget to bring your ID. 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival, July 6–7, noon¬–6 pm, $18, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, 32

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Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market markets Each July, two concurrent markets pack Santa Fe’s historic downtown area with Hispanic art both traditional and cutting-edge. The Traditional Spanish Market is known as the oldest and largest juried Spanish market in the United States. On the Plaza, hundreds of Hispanic artists show work in centuries-old media, including woodcarving, jewelry, colcha embroidery, hide painting, retablos, Above: Lisa Trujillo, a weaver from Chimayó, furniture, weavings, New Mexico, shows off her unique designs. pottery, ironwork, and more. The celebration includes live music, dance, and regional food. Meanwhile, stretching up Lincoln Avenue is the Contemporary Hispanic Market, which features over 100 booths showing more contemporary artwork created by local Hispanic artists.

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The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) Soprano Amanda opens June 28 with Puccini’s La boThe SanTa Fe Majeski Opera (SFO) takes oprano Amanda hème. The season repeats SFO’s winning OpenS June 28 with puccini’s La boa lead role in Majeski takes formula: two well-loved classics, two Mozart’s opera hème. The season repeats SFO’s winning a lead role in Così fanclassics, tutte. lesser-known operas, and a newer piece. formula: two well-loved two Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte. La bohème, the story of young love amid lesser-known operas, and a newer piece. poverty and illness, is firmly in the first La bohème, the story of young love amid category, joined by Mozart’s comedic poverty and illness, is firmly in the first Così fan tutte. A little less familiar are category, joined by Mozart’s comedic Così fan tutte. A little less familiar areGeorges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Leoš Jenůůfa. Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers andJanácek’s Leoš The season’s fifth opera, The ThirJanácek’s Jenůůfa. teenth Child, a worldfifth premiere Danish Theisseason’s opera,by The Thir- composer Poul Ruders, loosely based on a fairy tale by the Brothers The Thirteenth Child is SFO’s 16th world remiere by Danish composer poul Ruders,Grimm. loosely based premiere, and theChild company has presented others Grimm. The Thirteenth is SFO’s 16th worldover 40 United States premieres. The season runs August any has presented over through 40 United States24. premieres. The gust 24. New Mexico Jazz Festival presents local and nationally known jazz ensembles in Santa Fe, and Taos from July 10–28. Two Santa Fe shows are availival presentsAlbuquerque, local and nationally known jazz ensembles in ableJuly at no charge. Cha Wa, Fe a New Orleans group, combines the city’s traditions and Taos from 10–28. Two Santa shows are availQuartet on July 13 or the Aaron Diehl Trio July of brass group, bands and Mardithe Gras Indians. See them July 17 as part of the Music on Wa, a new Orleans combines city’s traditions 20. Trio Diehl’s Quartet on July 13 or theonAaron Julyconcert, part of this year’s John Lewis the Hill July 17 23,asEdmar virtuosic jazz harpist, performs the Diehl di Gras Indians. See series. them July part ofCastaneda, the Music aon Celebration, 20. Diehl’s concert, part of this year’s John Lewisis a tribute to the late pianist and Plaza asa part of Santa Bandstand. edmar Castaneda, virtuosic jazz Fe harpist, performs on the directorand of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lewis was Celebration, a tribute to the late pianist 27, and theisKenny Barron– e Bandstand. Lensic events include the Stanley Clarke Band July raised in was Albuquerque. director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lewis Holland Trio,27,July Travel to Barron– Taos for the Doug Lawrence New Organ the StanleyDave Clarke Band July and26. the Kenny raised in Albuquerque. 26. Travel to Taos for the Doug Lawrence new Organ

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Above: Magela Herrera, flute, piano, and vocals, performs in June at Music on the Hill. Above right: Singer, songwriter, and music producer Jono Manson is always a Santa Fe favorite. Hear him June 19 at Music on the Hill or June 28 at Santa Fe Bandstand.

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The 47th Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFCMF), July 14–August Orleans’s Cha Mardi Gras Ind 19, offers evening and midday concerts six days a week. SFCMF champions new music, and has commissioned pieces Fe from John Harbison, The SanTa Opera (SFO) MiSoprano Amanda chael Gandolfi,Majeski Matthew Ricketts, and Alex Stephenson, and will premiere OpenS June 28 with puccini’s La botakes a new piano work by Marc Neikrug, the festival’s artistic director. hème. The season repeats SFO’s winning a lead role in July programming is a mix of familiartwo andwell-loved less-frequently heard formula: classics, twoworks, Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte. often on the same program. Opening night pairs theand Harbison lesser-known operas, a newercompiece. mission with Mendelssohn’s evergreen alongofwith Beethoven La bohème,octet, the story young love amid and Schubert. Concerts July 21poverty and 22and open with Kodály, with illness, is firmlycontinue in the first Rolf Wallin’s Stonewave, scoredcategory, for threejoined percussionists, and close with by Mozart’s comedic Beethoven’s “Archduke” trio. Likewise, JulyA29little andless 30 programs start with Così fan tutte. familiar are Neikrug’s composition beforeGeorges moving to quintets by Mozart Bizet’s The Pearl Fishersand andDvorák. Leoš Other concerts include piano Janácek’s recitals and of Bach and Vivaldi. Jenevenings ůůfa. The season’s fifth opera, The Thiron the Hill brings musiccomposer to the St. poul John’sRuders, Collegeloosely campus June 12, teenth Child,Music is a world premiere by Danish based 19, and 26, and July 10, 17, and 24. Christine Fawson opens. Highly on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The Thirteenth Child is SFO’s 16th worldreSanta Fe Desert Chorale’s season runs from July 20– garded as a trumpeter and vocalist, was States formerly on the faculty premiere, and the company has presented overFawson 40 United premieres. The of August 9. In the Court of the Sun King includes music of Berklee College of Music. Jono Manson, beloved by Santa Fe audiences, is season runs through August 24. the French baroque era, including pieces by Couperin, up next, followed by Magela Herrera, a Cuban-born flautist who performs Rameau, and Charpentier. “The long-enduring pensive moons” regularly with Entreflamenco. new Mexico Jazz Festival presents local and nationally known jazz ensembles in celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman begins Crowder band for a nightare of availrock and Albuquerque,July’s Santalineup Fe, and Taoswith fromthe JulyRon 10–28. Two Santa Fe shows with Canto, a poem by Francisco X. Alarcón set to music soul. Cha by the Newcombines Mexico Jazz brings New able at no charge. ChaWa, Wa,cosponsored a new Orleans group, the Festival, city’s traditions by John Paul Rudoi, commissioned by Desert Chorale. Quartet o Orleans to the Gras mountains. The Nosotros. of brass bands and Mardi Indians. Seeseries themends July with 17 as the partLatin of theband Music on The concert also includes music on poetry by Emily Dick20. Diehl’ the Hill series. July 23, edmar Castaneda, a virtuosic jazz harpist, performs on the The AMP Santa Fe Music Series returns to the Railyard with 10 Celebratio inson, e. e. cummings, and Langston Hughes. Luminosity: plaza as part of Levitt Santa Fe Bandstand. concerts between June 21Clarke and August up isthe Turkuaz, a Brooklyn director o The Nature of Celestial Light, the third concert in the sum-Lensic events include the Stanley Band 31. JulyFirst 27, and Kenny Barron– funk band. Other acts include Dwayne Dopsie—self-proclaimed King of raised in A mer repertoire, includes a work by James WhitbournDave and Holland Trio, July 26. Travel to Taos for the Doug Lawrence new Organ Accordion—with his zydeco band on July 6. Rocky Dawuni was born and pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Joby Talbot. raised in Ghana, and his musical influences stretch across Africa and the 36 june/july 2019 Santa Fe Bandstand brings concerts to the Plaza several Americas. Dawuni’s July 20 concert celebrates Santa Fe’s African comnights a week, June 19–August 9. Two acts perform each munity. July 26 brings the fourth installment of Santa Fe Salutes, this time evening, and the majority are local favorites such as the honoring Aretha Franklin. Pleasure Pilots, June 20; Joe West, July 5; and Lumbre AMP also brings outdoor movies to the Railyard. The 1968 version of del Sol, July 19. The Santa Fe Opera Apprentices open on Planet of the Apes shows June 14, and Bohemian Rhapsody screens June 28 to July 31, followed by blues and jazz singer Hillary Smith. coincide with Santa Fe Pride. On July 12, bring your pooch for Isle of Dogs, Nationally known acts also swing by the Plaza. Peter along with a community dog show and adoption event, and catch Mary Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce fly in June 22, and Poppins Returns on July 27. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience play July 16. Times, dates, locations, and ticket prices vary: see websites for details. Amy Helm, singer, songwriter, and yes, daughter of Levon,,,,, performs July 24. On all four Saturdays in July, concerts,, will be held at the Southside SWAN Park. june/july 2019

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Meet some of the most accomplished and interesting artists showing in Santa Fe’s galleries. Painters, sculptors, jewelers—we have them all.

Last winter our associate publisher, David Wilkinson, came in to the editor’s office with a copy of the October, 1985, Santa Fean. Carlos Acosta of Acosta Strong Fine Art had sent it over, as it contained an article about Ernesto Gutierrez, then showing at Enthios Gallery. Almost 34 years later, Gutierrez has a show coming up at Acosta Strong. Wondering about other artists with staying power, we browsed through magazines from 10, 20, 30, and 40 years ago—2009, 1999, 1989, and 1979— searching out familiar names. While many of the artists showing in decades past are no longer exhibiting around Santa Fe, a number of others are still active. A few are even with the same gallery. Look for the symbols next to these stalwarts’ names showing how long ago we found their work in our pages. We realize, of course, that there are plenty more artists who have shown in Santa Fe for a decade or longer but who didn’t happen to be featured in Santa Fean during a year ending in the numeral 9. As much as we would have enjoyed looking through every issue in the 47 volumes of the magazine, time would not allow. While looking through the June/July, 2009, issue we realized that it was the first one published under Bruce Adams’s ownership—all the more reason for a celebration. Like Santa Fe itself, the 2019 must-know artists are a combination of history and innovation. Revisit some old favorites and find some new ones, too.

Art Issue Below: Ernesto Gutierrez, El Baile, oil on canvas, 32 x 69"

Ernesto Gutierrez Blues, purples, and shades of magenta fill Ernesto Gutierrez’s canvases, much as they did when Santa Fean published an article about him in October of 1985. Gutierrez was born in Lima, Peru, and raised by his grandfather in a rural area in the Andes. After returning to the city for high school and art school, he traveled to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his studies. Gutierrez continues to draw on his heritage for his subject matter. The Peruvian people and their colorful markets, fiestas, and musicians figure prominently. His work is stylized, with patterns underneath colored shapes. Cubist influences combine with imagery of the descendants of the ancient Inca Empire.—Lisa J. Van Sickle Then and Now—Ernesto Gutierrez, Acosta Strong Fine Art, June 3–16, reception June 7, 5–7 pm,

Above: Ernesto Gutierrez, La Familia, oil on canvas, 46 x 36" Right: A page from the June/July, 1985, Santa Fean showing Gutierrez and his painting Teofila.

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10 JEREMY THOMAS Jeremy Thomas originally learned metal forging in order to make a chisel

Jeremy Thomas, Dopamine Pink, forged cold rolled steel and powdercoat, 11 x 25 x 20"

for carving stone sculpture, but the malleable medium fully captured his attention. He soon abandoned stone to work as a metalsmith, later developing his now-signature technique: he heats steel to upwards of 2000°F and pumps it with pressurized air. He also sometimes inflates cold steel. The results are voluminous, bulging, and wrinkled forms he coats in bright, shiny colors characteristic of industrial farming. The bulbous, segmented sculptures have been gracing Charlotte Jackson Fine Art’s space for years—they show up in Santa Fean as far back as 2009. Originally from Oklahoma, where abandoned objects laying out in rural fields helped inspire his work, Thomas now works from his studio in New Mexico. Some of his latest sculptures are interpretations of the chemical structures of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.—Sarah Eddy Charlotte Jackson,

Left: John Nieto, Bull Medicine, acrylic, 40 x 44"

30 John nieto John Nieto (1936–2018) brought a fauvist touch to images of

the West. His vibrant paintings depict animals, landscapes, and Native American figures. The 1920s French fauves, who unabashedly employed brilliant, searing colors, greatly impressed Nieto. His vivid, distinctive style was also influenced by his graphic arts degree, and his subjects reflected his pride in the people and wildlife of North America, as well as his Native American and Hispanic heritage. Nieto’s work has been a staple of Ventana Fine Art for decades—a 1989 Santa Fean profiled the artist. In the story, he says “I’ve always loved strong colors. Period. But putting them together successfully I’ve found is like mastering a science. I feel purple so I paint purple. It, in turn, suggests another color next to it, so I put that one there, and so on. I just keep listening to my feelings and try to respond appropriately.”—SE Ventana Fine Art,

40 Woody Gwyn “It’s always seemed to me that if you live in a place you love,

you mine it,” Woody Gwyn told Santa Fean in 1979, when he was featured as an Artist of the Year. Forty years later the painter is still capturing stunning New Mexico scenery, as well as landscapes from across the country. From quiet, wooded forests to grassy fields to crystalline coastlines, Gwyn’s work is characterized by crisp, realistic colors, sharp cropping, and soaring aerial views. Gwyn was born in San Antonio, Texas, and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was a 2010 recipient of a New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, one of the state’s highest honors.—SE LewAllen Galleries,

Above: Woody Gwyn, Pacific Coast Highway—Ragged Point, egg tempera on panel, 60 x 120" 40

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Doug Hyde “Indian Market” bronze 13” tall

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Important American art and a beautiful one-acre sculpture garden

Left: Studio Q, Lariat, 18-kt yellow gold and sterling silver, 16–28" adjustable

Studio Q Working from an adobe studio in Abiquiú, Katherine Goulandris

and Michael Burris collaborate to make the jewelry sold under the Studio Q label. They take their inspiration from the landscape around them. Studio Q’s necklaces are at once simple and complex, geometric and organic. Goulandris and Burris combine squares, circles, and straight lines into asymmetric pieces, adjustable in length, that move with the wearer. They work in silver and gold and use stones as accents rather than as the focal point of their pieces. Studio Q limits their output to two collections of necklaces, Bolera and Lariat—with many variations of each—and earrings to match or complement the necklaces.—LVS Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths,

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Art Issue Below: James Asher, Notre-Dame, watercolor on paper, 10 x 14"

joe anna ARnETT AND jAMES ASHER 20 James Asher, who died in February of 2019, is remembered for his traditional

realistic watercolors. In addition to painting portraits and United States landscapes, Asher was known for capturing scenery and architecture across Europe, especially in Venice and Paris. He was a master artist on the PBS art instruction television series Passport & Palette, as was his wife, Joe Anna Arnett, who also produced and wrote for the program. Arnett’s oil paintings include still lifes, often of brightly blooming flowers in vases, and rural landscapes. Some of her work also depicts the stunning European scenery she enjoyed visiting with her husband. Santa Fe residents since the early 1980s, Asher and Arnett were featured in a 1999 Santa Fean story on “art pairs.”—SE Zaplin Lampert Gallery,


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Above: Joe Anna Arnett, Breakfast with Roses, oil on linen, 24 x 30"

Fiesta | 32 by 69 inches | oil on canvas

THEN AND NOW - The art of international artist Ernesto Gutierrez Acosta Strong Fine Art

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Jono tew 10 When Jono Tew first moved to rural New Mexico in the early 2000s, he was awestruck by the lines and contours of the roving, wide-open landscape. Originally from Massachusetts, Tew dropped his work in graphic design and took up painting full-time. Tew’s fascination with natural landscapes has broadened of late. Moving beyond New Mexico, his most recent paintings are the result of his travels to legendary locations across the Western United States, among them Yellowstone, Monument Valley, and Capitol Reef. His style has also become increasingly exploratory—he expertly dabbles in cubism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism, all while maintaining his distinctive, bright and boldly dreamlike style. Tew’s paintings, which twist and play with lines and color, uniquely honor and interpret some of the best sights the country has to offer.—SE Modernist Frontier, Above: Jono Tew, Rock Wall, oil on canvas, 44 x 58"

Right: Don Quade, Ladybug, mixed media on panel, 24 x 24"

10 Don Quade In an issue from 2009, Santa Fean printed a preview of Don Quade’s upcoming show of

paintings at Winterowd Fine Art in September of that year. A decade later, Winterowd is at the same address on Canyon Road and the gallery continues to represent Quade. Don’t mess with success. Quade works in acrylic and mixed media. His abstract paintings combine geometric and organic forms loosely scattered across a colored background. Occasional manmade objects are juxtaposed against botanical references. Quade cites gardens as the basis of his work, the combination of natural chaos and order imposed on nature, and the effect of changing seasons when the cycle of creation and destruction is evident in plant life. His goal is to create “. . . compositions where the individual parts coalesce into a harmonious whole.”—LVS Winterowd Fine Art, june/july 2019

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Jordan West

Jordan West creates striking contemporary art from the most mundane subjects imaginable. He has done a series exploring the shapes and geometry found in public restrooms, where colored metal dividers form angles set against tiled floors and walls. Another series shows shelves at a big box store, merchandise lined up neatly. Office hallways and cubicles are uninhabited, becoming studies of shape and color. West begins by taking photographs, then completes smaller paintings in gouache and larger works in oil. He crops the images to aspect ratios familiar to the viewer from contemporary media: the proportions of a computer monitor, 16:9; movie screen, 2.35:1; or prints from classic 35 mm film, 3:2. “I investigate the effect proportion has on emotive reception and response, the recall of memories distant and recent, nostalgic and contemporary.” West shows his work across the country and at GF Contemporary in Santa Fe.—LVS GF Contemporary, Above: Jordan West, Bathroom 6, oil on canvas, 72 x 72" Below: Walker Moore, Just in Passing, casein on panel, 18 x 22"

20 Walker Moore Referring to Walker Moore as “they” has nothing to do with contemporary

choices in pronouns—it’s just good grammar. John Walker and Roxann Moore are both painters. The married couple figured out in the early 1980s that they made good partners artistically and they began collaborating. The art world wasn’t quite ready for this, so Walker Moore became the fictitious creator of their paintings. They work in casein, a fast-drying paint that uses milk proteins as a binder. Used in ancient times, casein dries to a matte finish. Walker Moore paintings often show the view through a doorway, and they are known for their deft renditions of brick and stone. Now showing at Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art, in 1999 they were with The Marcus Gallery.—LVS Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art,

Below: Robert Kuester, Setting, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

20 ROBERT KUESTER A versatile painter and Iowa native, Robert Kuester is adept at portrait,

figure, still life, and landscape. One of his landscapes was shown in a 1999 Santa Fean, courtesy of Michael Wigley Galleries. Sage Creek Gallery on Canyon Road currently shows his work. Kuester left behind a successful career as an illustrator in Detroit to move to the Albuquerque area in 1986 with his wife, also a painter, and their young daughter. Working both en plein air and in the studio, he has spent decades studying the New Mexico land and skies. He finds beauty not only in his subject matter, but also in the medium of oil painting itself. “I believe that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. My hope is that others will see and feel the beauty I have found or created in my subjects.”—LVS Sage Creek Gallery,


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Above: Bunny Tobias, Oh Honey! Necklace, bronze clay, vintage Swarovski crystals, vintage opal Swarovski crystals, pendant measures 3 1/4 x 1 1/4" on a 16" chain

30 Bunny tobias Bunny Tobias and her artist-husband, Charles Greeley, have lived and worked in the Santa Fe area since 1972. Early entries in her CV read like a Who’s Who of the local gallery scene in a bygone era; Hill’s Gallery, Contemporary Craftsman, Elaine Horwitch Galleries, and Shidoni all showed her work. In September, 1989, Santa Fean devoted three pages to a profile of Tobias, who was then showing nonfunctional ceramics at Elaine Horwitch Galleries. These days, Tobias is represented by form & concept. She shows both jewelry and sculpture. Her sculptures are assemblages of found objects, thought-provoking in their juxtaposition of dissimilar components. Tobias makes her jewelry from bronze clay, a malleable mixture of powdered metal and a binder. Once formed into the desired shape, the clay is fired at a temperature high enough to burn away the binder and fuse the bronze particles into solid metal. She finishes by setting Swarovski crystals and various stones into the textured bronze.—LVS form & concept, Right: Bunny Tobias, There’s Something Fishy Here, found objects, 12 x 4 x 6"

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30 B. C. Nowlin Bruce Carlton Nowlin was born in Alameda, New Mexico, an old village

tucked in between Albuquerque and Sandia Pueblo. According to a profile in the March, 1989, Santa Fean, Nowlin was raised in a family that didn’t think much of art. A bit of a young rebel, he managed to get himself tossed out of his high school art class—the same year he had work accepted in a show in Japan. At the time of the Santa Fean article, Nowlin was showing at Presden Gallery on Water Street. He now shows at Manitou Galleries. Nowlin’s work reflects New Mexico and the area’s Hispanic and Native cultures. His color sense is vividly Southwestern. Many of his paintings show figures on horseback, always moving away from the viewer. Any architecture is recognizably New Mexican or Puebloan, and an astute viewer might occasionally spot the double steeples of Alameda’s Catholic church in the distance.—LVS Manitou Galleries, Above: B.C. Nowlin, Experience, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

James Doyle Watercolor is not Jim Doyle’s first or only career. With a doctorate in

international studies he spent 25 years working on global security issues concerning nuclear weapons. He began pursuing watercolor seriously in 2003 and is now represented by Belle Brooke Designs. Doyle finds inspiration in the New Mexico landscape. His goal is to portray the energy he senses in water, sky, and earth rather than to paint a recognizable image of a specific place. His time spent working with scientists also informs his art. “I have been fortunate to work with physicists who understand the laws of nature on a subatomic level, and I envy how they might visualize the energy in nature in ways I cannot,” he says.—LVS Belle Brooke Designs,

Left: James Doyle, Bolt of Blue, watercolor on paper, 30 x 22" Below: Peggy Immel, Distant Pedernal, oil, 11x14"

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Born in Phoenix, landscape painter Peggy Immel grew up traveling the world as the daughter of a member of the Air Force. She took her first oil painting class at age 10 and went on to study architecture at Arizona State University. After marrying, Immel moved to New England and began taking art classes at major art schools. While living in Boston she discovered rock and ice climbing, and with them, her artistic muse: nature. She soon returned to her Western roots, relocating to Taos. Fond of plein air painting, Immel’s work captures her love of the outdoors and the Southwest’s sprawling natural beauty. Each one tends to have a bright color highlight, whether it’s the shocking green of a field in the springtime or the brilliant orange-yellow of the sun striking fall leaves.—SE Sorrel Sky Gallery, 46

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Art Issue Below: James Havard, Post Mimbres II, mixed media with collage under glass, 38 x 28"

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Thirty years ago, James Havard was a mid-career artist showing at the legendary Palace Avenue gallery run by Elaine Horwitch. Although Horwitch—who also had galleries in Scottsdale, Sedona, and Palm Springs—was known for selling Southwestern art, Havard’s work never fit into that category. A farm kid from Galveston, Texas, he went to college to study agriculture. He left with an art degree instead and headed for the East Coast, Europe, and Scandinavia. Having worked in a style he called abstract illusionism, Havard arrived in New Mexico in the 1980s and developed a new style he christened “art brut,” an offshoot of abstract expressionism. His paintings are dense, usually containing a crudely drawn figure. Collage elements, fragments of words, heavy textures, and thickly applied paint combine to form works that are at once primal and sophisticated. Havard’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, and other notable institutions. He is represented in Santa Fe by Mill Contemporary.—LVS Mill Contemporary,

Kim Obrzut, Sunflower, bronze, 12 x 8 x 7"

Kim Obrzut

Working in a historically male-dominated medium—bronze—Kim Obrzut (Hopi) celebrates the feminine. Her sculptures most often depict female figures made of clean, softly curving shapes. They sometimes hold items characteristic of the artist’s heritage, such as pottery or corn, emphasizing the woman’s powerful contributions to Hopi culture. They are faceless, symbolizing the importance of egalitarian society over the individual. Obrzut’s interest in art has been lifelong—as a child growing up in Arizona, she enjoyed painting rocks into figures. Originally working in the traditional Hopi scrape-and-smooth pottery method, Obrzut discovered an interest in bronze casting while working on her fine arts degree at Northern Arizona University. She’s now been mastering the medium for over 20 years.—SE The Signature Gallery, june/july 2019

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Randy O’Brien

Below: Randy O’Brien, Yellow-Orange Sonora, glazed ceramic envelope vase, 12 x 20 x 5"

Randy O’Brien’s sculptures appear to be covered with a brilliantlycolored organic material. The textured, burgeoning surfaces are the product of the three-dimensional glaze the artist developed in 2000, inspired by mineral formations, mudflats, and lichens he observed in Arizona. O’Brien has been a full-time potter for more than 30 years. He began working with clay as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, and then moved to Santa Cruz in 1984 to study with ceramicist Al Johnsen. His fascination with the wilderness led him to Alaska in the 1980s, and he opened a pottery studio in Homer before returning to art school in the mid ’90s. It was there that he began to focus on the development of special effect, low fire glazes, eventually finding his way to his current style.—SE Barbara Meikle Fine Art,

Above: David Rothermel, Janus 8, acrylic on panels, 30 x 56"

David Rothermel A Santa Fe resident since 1981, David Rothermel is a lifelong painter. Like many artists, he took other jobs in his

earlier days. In Rothermel’s case, he worked for an outdoor advertising company painting 10 x 40’ billboards—at least until a fall from one resulted in a pair of broken arms. For many years Rothermel was known for large landscapes, but more recently he has painted and shown abstract works, combining vertical bands of contrasting color and texture. He presents a July show of three-part paintings named for Janus, the Roman god who had two opposing faces. In these paintings a narrower center panel separates the two outer sections, setting up a dialogue.—LVS David Rothermel: Janus, July 5–26, reception July 5, 5–7 pm, David Rothermel Contemporary, 228 Old Santa Fe Trl, 48

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Donald Roller Wilson

Donald Roller Wilson paints with the style and technique of the 16th century Dutch masters, but his subjects are entirely his own. Characters like Cookie the Baby Orangutan, Miss Dog America, Jane the Pug Girl, and Loretta the Actress Cat draw the viewer deep into a vivid, uncanny world. Wilson was born in Houston and is now based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His technique of using polished realism to bring his energetic imagination to life has attracted customers such as Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams, and Carrie Fisher. Whether you read his work as a trip through layers of the subconscious or as commentary on the silliness of existence, forgettable is one thing it’s not.—SE Meyer Gallery,

Right: Donald Roller Wilson, Cookie . . . Fall of 1938, oil on panel, 18 x 16"

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10 RICHARD POTTER When Richard Potter was 10 years old his family moved from Chicago to

Nambé, just north of Santa Fe. Culture shock, to be sure. “I spent my formative years walking the hills, old arroyos, dirt roads, and the timeless riverbed running through the valley,” he says. “There is a feeling of eternity to the land of Northern New Mexico. Its character, its colors, and the quality of its spirit are amongst the most significant experiences in my life.” Potter’s paintings were on display at The William and Joseph Gallery 10 years ago. They are still at the same Canyon Road address, but the establishment is now Globe Fine Art. Potter paints landscapes and color fields in oil, and also has an encaustic series. The three bodies of work are all related, with colors, pattern, and technique carrying over from one series to the next.—LVS Globe Fine Art,

Above: Richard Potter, Hill in Nambé, oil on panel, 24 x 30"

Below: Gregory Horndeski, Wanderers with White Dahlias & Magenta Sky, acrylic on masonite, 36 x 30"

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A Gregory Horndeski show—Mostly Florals, but with a Twist—pops up in a 1999 Santa Fean gallery guide. Twenty years later the painter is still in town, now running his own gallery, and he hasn’t abandoned his flowery subjects. Horndeski often surrounds his nature-themed acrylics with music notes, ornate iconography which acts as both implied aural atmosphere and decorative bordering. The artist’s fluid paintings are reminiscent of his greatest inspiration, Vincent van Gogh. Horndeski discovered van Gogh’s work in 1969 while studying physics at Washington University in St. Louis. Art stayed on his mind as he continued with his studies and career as a physicist, and in 1981 he quit his job and moved to Dallas to teach himself how to paint. It took several years for Horndeski to develop a style which truly resonated with him—he eventually abandoned oils for poured acrylics and brushes for knife painting and hasn’t looked back.—SE Horndeski Contemporary,


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Below: Sandi Lear, Aria, watercolor on paper, 16 x 12"

Sandi Lear Australian artist Sandi Lear took a winding path to becoming a water-

colorist. She spent 16 years in her young adulthood traveling the world, living at sea for seven of those years. When she returned to her homeland she became a paramedic and then a physician’s assistant. In 2012, Lear decided to try her hand at art. The first painting she completed won an award, so she kept at it. She uses her paintings to bring attention to a cause dear to her—the conservation of endangered species. Lear often paints lions, wolves, birds, and other fauna. The animals are realistically painted, while her backgrounds are an exploration of watercolor technique, hinting at the earth, sea, and sky that form their habitats.—LVS The Longworth Gallery,

40 Armond Lara In 1979, the August issue of Santa Fean included a two-page article about artist Armond Lara.

Lara was then living in the Seattle area and had pursued careers in aerospace and public arts administration while studying art with Richard Diebenkorn and Helen Frankenthaler. Santa Fe was his second home, and he showed at Los Llanos Gallery on the Plaza. Lara’s work, completely contemporary, reflects his Mexican and Navajo heritage. He has worked in media as diverse as handmade paper, marionettes, and a series of prints of black-andwhite–striped koshares, the sacred clowns of the Pueblo peoples. Last summer, form & concept showed Lara’s Flying Blue Buffalo Project, an installation exploring the kidnapping and enslavement of Native American children in the Southwest.—LVS form & concept, Right: Armond Lara, Flying Blue Buffalo I, pastel on paper, 60 x 30" Below: James Roybal, Touch the Clouds, oil on canvas, 40 x 40"

40 James Roybal James Roybal is New Mexican through-and-through, so it’s no surprise he

appears in Santa Fean as early as 1979, when the January issue named him an “artist of the year.” Roybal was born in Santa Fe and got his first taste of working with bronze at age 12 from sculptor and public school teacher Ernest Badyinski. After attending Highlands University and New Mexico State University, Roybal worked in foundries casting bronze. He became a full-time artist in 1983 and still creates bronze sculptures, often of animals and Native American figures. He also works with oil and pastel paints, delicately capturing the natural landscape, plant life, and architecture of the Southwest.—SE James Roybal Fine Art, june/july 2019

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Pat Hobaugh

Pat Hobaugh first fell in love with Old Masters paintings in a college art history class and endeavored to teach himself to paint. He grew increasingly serious about art and went back to school for BFA and MFA degrees in painting. “Old Masters” might not be the first thing the viewer thinks of when looking at bright paintings of Popeye, doughnuts, or characters from Sesame Street, but the influence is there. Hobaugh is dedicated to still life painting and his compositions are formal arrangements of fruit, flowers, and objects. “I want my art not only to describe and document contemporary popular culture but also to comment on what’s going on—to examine people’s relationship with consumerism,” he explains. Hobaugh’s paintings explore eternal issues—humor, generational differences, and the passage of time.—LVS Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Right: Pat Hobaugh, Nirvana, with Sprinkles, oil and acrylic on panel, 24 x 24"

FEDOR Zakharov Ukrainian painter Fedor Zakharov (1919–1994) began his career during

the height of the Soviet Union. Avoiding then-common thematic paintings idealizing Soviet citizenry, he focused on still lifes and landscapes created with thick, poetic brushstrokes. His impressionistic paintings often feature Crimea, where he lived, and the small Ukrainian village of Sedniv, which he liked to visit. Zakharov’s work has been shown at exhibitions across the world, and he was honored with the Shevchenko National Prize, the highest Ukrainian award for works of art and culture, in 1987. Gallery 901 represents works from his estate.—SE Gallery 901, Left: Fedor Zakharov, In A Good Mood, oil on canvas, 46 x 54"

10 maria samora Ten years ago, as chronicled in an in-depth Santa Fean profile from 2009,


Maria Samora was a rising star in the local jewelry world. At 34, just four years after first setting up shop at the SWAIA Indian Market, she was one of the youngest ever to be honored as the event’s poster artist. Not traditionally Native American–looking, her fresh, graceful work breathed new life into the scene. Today, Samora’s jewelry still shows at Blue Rain Gallery, where she first gained representation in 2002, after spending four years apprenticing with master goldsmith G. Phil Poirier while waiting tables in Taos. Her voice has only continued to evolve and mature. Samora’s work has an unpretentious sophistication in its elegance and deliberate symmetry.—SE Blue Rain Gallery,

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Above: Maria Samora, Strata Full Diamond Cuff, oxidized sterling silver, six diamonds set in 18-kt gold, 2 1/2 x 6"

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Eric Boyer Hunter Kirkland Contemporary is under new ownership and is now

known as Hunter Squared. They continue to represent Eric Boyer, a sculptor who works in steel and copper wire mesh. Much of what comes out of Boyer’s Portland, Oregon, studio are studies of the human torso, male and female, singly or in twos and threes. Other pieces are abstract. The open mesh changes as the viewer moves around it, different areas becoming lighter and darker, highlighting dimension. The overall effect is delicate and airy. Boyer was drawn to the material while making fireplace screens. He found himself toying with the scraps of mesh and enjoying the malleability of the medium. His long study of figure drawing and anatomy led him to begin exploring the human form with mesh.—LVS Hunter Squared Gallery,

Right: Eric Boyer, Fancy, steel wire mesh, 30 x 24 x 16"

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10 chuck sabatino Though he grew up in the Bronx, Chuck Sabatino always had a fascination

with the West. As a child, the artist would draw scenes from Western movies, and he first picked up a paintbrush in high school. After attending the Cartoonists and Illustrators School in New York (now called the School of Visual Arts) Sabatino worked in advertising and painted in his spare time. Traveling for work exposed him to the Southwest, where he became interested in Native American art and history. After retiring in 1988, Sabatino moved to Arizona and turned his full focus to his art. Sabatino’s works are warm, realistic still lifes depicting pieces of Pueblo pottery from his personal collection. His oil paintings are rich in color and reflect his varied historical interests.—SE McLarry Fine Art, Right: Chuck Sabatino, Canyon de Chelly and Cheyenne Tobacco Bag, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

Left: Aleta Pippin, Winter’s Blessing, acrylic on panel, 36 x 60"

10 aleta pippin Abstract painter Aleta Pippin plays with color in explosive, energetic ways. Her July exhibition, Landscapes of the Mind, layers emotion over vibrant expressions of rugged desert landscapes. Pippin, who spent much of her childhood in Southern California and much of her adulthood in Texas, moved to Santa Fe in 1992 and began taking painting classes in order to integrate herself into the community. By 2004, she was creating fulltime. A decade ago, the painter was busy at Pippin Meikle Fine Art, which she cofounded in 2006. In 2011 she went solo with Pippin Contemporary, which features abstract paintings and sculpture. —SE Landscapes of the Mind, July 5–17, reception July 5, 5–7 pm, Pippin Contemporary, 54

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Arlene Ladell Hayes After spending her childhood in the spare beauty of the Texas panhandle, Arlene LaDell Hayes moved to Santa Fe as a teenager. She originally worked with bronze, producing realistic Native American sculptures, and then turned to painting. Hayes creates in a wide range of styles. Her surrealist acrylic paintings draw on both Eastern and Western tradition, with intense hues evoking feelings of dark whimsy and wonderment. Rich in narrative, she derives much of her surrealist work from her dreams. The artist also produces kaleidoscopic Southwestern landscapes in an expressionistic style, scribbly abstract compositions, and encaustics with religious themes.—SE Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, Above: Arlene LaDell Hayes, The Orange Couch, oil on panel, 16 x 20"

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20 EVELYNE BOREN Evelyne Boren’s impressionistic oil and watercolor paintings interpret

people and scenes of the Southwest, Mexico, and Europe. Capturing everything from sunny flowers in Tuscany to snowy evenings outside Santa Fe’s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, her rich works are peaceful moments caught and crystalized. Boren’s life has been packed with adventure. Before finding her way to art in the 1960s, she studied in Europe and then had a career that included underwater stunt doubling in James Bond films and training dolphins for television shows. While filming on location in the Bahamas, Boren found herself captivated by the breathtaking island colors, leading her to study watercolor painting. She now maintains permanent studios in Santa Fe and Sayulita, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, and has recently begun to experiment with palette knives instead of brushes.—SE Acosta Strong Fine Art, Above: Evelyne Boren, Upper Canyon Road, oil on canvas, 48 x 60"

Daniel Phill

Daniel Phill’s paintings manifest the botanical through wildly colorful, thickly brushed abstraction. The artist blurs the representational with saturated hues and heavy marks, creating his signature style by employing layer upon layer of thick, viscous paint on canvas. Working in an abstract expressionistic manner, essential details are expertly expressed through pressed globs of paint, bleeding colors, and stretched-out movements. In his most recent work, Phill’s bold, loose strokes and lively, improvised gestures evoke the untamed beauty of blooming wildflowers. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Phill studied at Stanford University and the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited nationally and has works in numerous public and private collections. In Santa Fe he is represented by Owen Contemporary.—SE Owen Contemporary, Right: Daniel Phill, Moonlet, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30"

Ethan White Ethan White signed up for a dance class in college hoping to improve

his skill at rock climbing and because his rugby coach suggested ballet as a way to increase agility. He fell in love with it, and plans for graduate school in neuroscience fell by the wayside as White embarked on a career in dance. He is also a metal worker and shows sculpture and engravings on metal sheets at Mark White Fine Art—his father’s Santa Fe gallery. White’s latest engravings of landscapes are intensely personal. They show the smoke-filled skies over Malibu, where White, his wife (also a dancer), and their two small children lost their home in November’s Woolsey Fire. The engraved aluminum pieces are at once beautiful and terrifying, monochromatic studies of billowing clouds.—LVS Mark White Fine Art, Left: Ethan White, Malibu Strong I, engraved aluminum, 24 x 36" 56

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Christopher Thomson

As a blacksmith, Christopher Thomson makes plenty of light fixtures, fireplace tools, and gates, yet even his most utilitarian items show a strong sense of artistry. Thomson also forges sculpture, often brightly colored pieces that can be placed indoors or out. His work can be found in private and public collections coast to coast. Although Thomson was first introduced to blacksmithing as a teenager, his path to making it a career took several turns. He studied engineering and pottery in college, then classical flute, an instrument he still plays. Thomson and his wife, Susan Livermore, built their adobe house themselves in Ribera, New Mexico, before founding Christopher Thomson Ironworks in 1984. La Mesa has represented Thomson since 1986.—LVS La Mesa,

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Above: Melinda K. Hall, RX: At the Onset of Symptoms, Take One Immediately, oil on canvas, 48 x 48"

10 melinda k. hall Melinda K. Hall views ordinary objects and simple pleasures through a playful, humorous lens.

Depicting everything from teapots to cars to cats in party hats, Hall’s paintings are childlike explorations of everyday life. Often incorporating doodles and text, each of her creations is a multileveled narrative to peruse. Born in Chicago, Hall received her degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. With her husband, she developed several successful businesses in Texas and New Mexico in the 1970s and ’80s before an interest in art drove her to attend classes at New Mexico State University. Hall moved to Santa Fe in 1989, and her home studio is now located in the South Capitol area of the city.—SE Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art,


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Peggy McGivern

Growing up in rural Minnesota we would get downpours of rain that were spectacular. It was the mark of spring. I remember my mother, the avid gardner, scolding when we complained about being stuck inside: April showers bring May flowers. I had not seen those rains till I spent my first summer in Taos. The Monsoons came in June and as I sat under my ramada, unable to do my gardening, I found myself “Remembering Rain.”

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30 Dan Ostermiller In March of 1989, Nedra Matteucci got permission from Santa Fe’s mayor to

place a large, bronze sculpture of a buffalo by Dan Ostermiller on the median outside the gallery she had recently acquired from Forrest Fenn. Other parties objected to the placement on city property, setting off a lengthy and heated Battle of the Buffalo. In August of 1989, Santa Fean reported, “Finally public approval and good sense prevailed, and the convicted buffalo was reprieved until October.” In the 30 years since, Ostermiller’s sculptures have become a beloved part of Santa Fe. His buffalo, wildcats, and bears are in public and private collections all over the West and beyond. Ostermiller’s father ran a taxidermy business in Cheyenne and hoped his son would join the firm, but sculpture lured him away. Ostermiller’s bronzes range in size from just a few inches tall to monumental pieces. His deep familiarity with the animal kingdom is apparent in all he creates.—LVS Nedra Matteucci Galleries,

Right: Dan Ostermiller, Oblivious, bronze, 126 x 93 x 47"

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Stephanie Hartshorn layers of dimension by Sa rah Eddy

Above: Hartshorn is drawn to the wide-open spaces and varied structures that fill the rural United States.

Stephanie Hartshorn has an easel, but she prefers to work her oil paintings flat on the table. “It lets me spin them around,” she says. “It’s a two-dimensional surface, but I work, in a way, like it’s sculpture, turning it around often to get a fresh view of it. I’m looking for all the different angles and how it reads as an abstract arrangement of value.” Hartshorn loved working with clay as a child in school, but it was decades before she found her way back to art. “I thought 60

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if you’re an artist it’s obvious, you’re just born with it,” she says. “And maybe it’s true that you’re born with it, but I don’t know that it always presents itself right away.” After a decade of working as an architect, Hartshorn took time off to start a family. “That was when this all surfaced,” she says. “I took a painting class really on a whim. I think it came from creatively working with my daughters.” She returned to work for a couple of years, carving out time to

pursue painting and eventually joining local art shows. In 2009 she fully stepped away from architecture. A fifth-generation Coloradan and the descendant of cattle ranchers, Hartshorn is inspired by nostalgia for childhood road trips and a lifelong fascination with manmade objects. “I’m often surprised by how moved I am by these big open spaces and farmlands,” she says. “It takes me aback how much that calls to me.” Based in Denver, the artist takes solo road trips to shoot reference photos for her paintings. She prints them in black and white and lays tracing paper—a vestige from her days as an architect—over the top, using markers to get a basic value proofing to use as a guide. She then primes a wood panel with sizing, sands it down, and draws on the image. She lays in a monochromatic underpainting before adding color. “Sometimes you can see the grain of the wood through the paint, or you can see raw little exposed areas,” Hartshorn says. “I love it when that happens because it connects with the materials that I’m often painting.” At first look, Hartshorn’s paintings are portraits of the wideopen spaces and aging structures of rural America. Upon closer inspection, they are profound explorations of the lines, curves, and textures of the manmade world. “They’re realistic, but I don’t want them to be too realistic,” she says. “I’m always searching for ways to create a feel of movement and energy and life. What I’m talking about with my paint is character, texture, time passing . . .. When I’m painting, I’m thinking about weaving and sculpture, and so if you get closer you’ll see more abstract qualities happening.”

Left: Hartshorn likes the rigidity of working on wood panel. Occasionally allowing bits of wood to peek through the paint gives her work an aged appearance that echoes her subject matter.

Sorrel Sky Gallery, Below: Hartshorn thinks of her paintings like sculpture, her mind on angles, texture, and dimension.

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Gendron Jensen drawing from nature By Li sa J. Va n Sickle

Forsaking bright color and frenetic movement, Gendron Jensen makes exquisite drawings in graphite on paper. They possess a quietude and depth that require lasting attention, the kind he has brought to his life’s work. The self-taught artist began drawing seriously in the 1960s. He joined a Benedictine monastery in Benet Lake, Wisconsin, in 1959, but left two years later before taking his final vows. Jensen returned to the monastery in 1966 62

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as a layman, working in the print shop and living in the beekeeping house. “My life is not adding up,� he told the Benedictine novice master. Aware that Jensen had done some earlier wood carving, the monk suggested a trip into Chicago for drawing books and paper. Jensen had grown up in the country near Grand Rapids, Minnesota, fascinated as a child by bones he would find. He began making drawings of the flora, bones, and fossils he

Above: Jensen combined bones, or relics as he often calls them, from a snapping turtle and porcupine in BIDDEN II. After a staph infection almost claimed his life, he learned to wait until all the flesh was gone from skeletal remains before gleaning them. Opposite page: BIDDEN V is an arrangement of a raven’s skull and scapulae from a turtle. All the drawings in the series were completed between 2009 and 2010, and are graphite drawings on paper.

collected as he walked the woods surrounding the monastery. He started a series of drawings of single objects in 1969—a dragonfly’s wing, a dandelion, a pheasant egg—done with pencil on 60 x 72” paper, a process of “. . . delving in rather than looking at, finding awe and healing in the natural world.” In 1970, Jensen left the monastery as an artist. He narrowed his focus to bones. Singly at first, and later in thoughtful groupings, his drawings are studies in light, shade, and texture. They are also spiritual exercises, meditations on life and death. While highly realistic, the drawings also possess an abstract quality. In 1986, Jensen received a grant to draw turtle bones in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s collection. In a second collaboration with the Smithsonian he accompanied researchers to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to study endangered whales before undertaking a series of drawings of whale bones. An acquaintance once said of him, “He is one of the last mystic conservationists.” Jensen moved to New Mexico in 1987 to marry fellow artist Christine Taylor Patten, who also draws. His work has been shown in 28 solo shows and dozens of group exhibits in galleries and museums across the Midwest and in other locales including New York, Los Angeles, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C. He was the subject of an award-winning documentary film, Poustinia. His 29th solo show is at 5. Gallery in Santa Fe through July 5.

Above: Relics from freshwater fish and a blue heron find symmetry in BIDDEN III. Jensen’s drawings are a meditation on nature, an inquiry into the mystery of life. Above: Bones from fish in the Gulf of Mexico combine with moose hooves in BIDDEN IV. Left: BIDDEN I juxtaposes shoulder bones from a common loon with the skull of a Canada lynx.

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s t u d io Williams in his studio, which has enviable mountain views. Easels hold paintings in various stages of completion.

Roger Williams painting the world around him by Efraín Villa photographs by Gabriella Marks

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“I designed my entire life around travel and painting,” says Roger Williams. For more than three decades, Williams drew artistic inspiration from faraway settings, but five years ago he began to train his sights on his Southwestern homeland. “What enamors me now is the history of where I was born and raised, which is Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.” Known for his ability to masterfully render impressionistic landscapes in oil on canvas, Williams also enjoys the artistic freedom that working with pastels on sanded paper affords him. “It’s a nice aside to oil painting—it’s more tactile and it has more tonal quality because of the character of the pastels and sandpaper together. They have a tendency to be very soft and etheric, with no hard edges.” Although Williams lets the compositional elements of each piece guide his choice of medium, he tends to reserve pastels for landscapes and uses oils for figurative, representational work. “If it’s a portrait, I find it much easier to work in oil because I have the mechanics of using a particular brush that will be more controlling and finite when it needs to be, unlike the blunter end of a pastel,” he says.

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Although Williams is known for painting in both oil and pastel, currently 80 percent of his work is done in oil. Here, he adds detail to Golden Passage. This painting and Fire Dance are part of his Historical Pueblo series of paintings.

Williams’s travel photography and sketches serve as source material for the larger works he paints in his Santa Fe studio. “There’s a certain amount of visual vocabulary you develop over your life. I try to stick to one moment and make sure that I can express landscapes and people’s presence at that given time, with that light and the colors of that moment.” Huey’s Fine Art, 129 W Palace,

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Three Destinies Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon PREVIEWS July 26–August 7 Reception July 26, 5–7 pm Some artists have staying power, and the three men sharing this exhibit have each shown at Ventana Fine Art for a very long time. Abstract painter John Axton shows new work in homage to Polish-Ukrainian painter Kazimir Malevich, a founder of geometric abstraction. Axton’s paintings use lines and angles against a shaded background and are purely abstract. Doug Dawson paints in pastel and oils. He shows landscapes and figurative paintings and is particularly known for his paintings of street scenes at night. Sculptor James Agius’s bronze dancing elephants, in Ventana’s sculpture garden, are a favorite with visitors. New work for this show includes deer, a grizzly bear, and a mountain lion.—LVS


Left: Terran Last Gun, Rolling Hill 2, serigraph, 30 x 20"

Terran Last Gun Hecho a Mano 830 Canyon Through June 22 “I often reflect on Blackfoot history when beginning a new project, and how this ancient people viewed and interpreted the world around them in such simple and bold geometric forms,” says Terran Last Gun (Amskapi Piikani). His most recent series of prints blends his ancestral history and aesthetic with pop art and geometric abstraction. Often inspired by mountain landscapes and Blackfoot narratives, his work is minimalist and boldly colorful. It explores the interaction between form and memory. Last Gun was born in Browning, Montana, and is now based in New Mexico. He primarily works with printmaking and the technique of serigraphy, along with diptych paintings.—SE

Above: James Agius, Elephant Dance, bronze, edition of 24, 19 x 23 x 12"

One Man’s Home Nedra Matteucci Galleries 1075 Paseo de Peralta June 22–July 15 Reception June 22, 1–3 pm Chris Morel was raised in rural Maryland and began painting the rolling land of the Appalachian foothills as a child. He earned a BFA from Towson State University near Baltimore and went to work as a graphic artist and guitarist. By 1988 he had relocated to Austin and quit his day job to paint. A few years later he relocated his family to the Taos area.

Below: Kibe Seiho, Cloud Dragon, madake bamboo and rattan, 8 x 14 x 11"

Kibe Seiho TAI Modern 1601 B Paseo de Peralta June 28–July 13 Reception June 28, 5–7 pm Artist presentation June 29, 3–4 pm During a stint in the hospital 30 years ago, while recovering from a broken leg, Kibe Seiho decided he wanted to work with his hands. He enrolled in a school for working with bamboo, and by 2000 his work was winning awards. Kibe is known for his use of susutake, bamboo reclaimed from the rafters of old dwellings. These homes had hearths built into the floor, and exposure to a century of smoke gave the bamboo above deep and variegated natural color. Kibe is also highly regarded for his mastery of the chidori technique, the use of extremely fine strips of bamboo woven in an X-shaped pattern. His basketry has a quiet elegance and simplicity that belies the virtuosic technique underneath.—LVS 66

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Above: Chris Morel, Oh Be Joyful, oil on linen, 30 x 40"

Morel continues to paint a mountainous landscape. “For me, nature is more than something nice to look at,” he states. “It is a necessity, like water, and there is no place that feeds my artistic soul like the mountains, streams, and vistas of my Northern New Mexico home.” Although he still considers himself a student of painting, Morel also teaches plein air workshops.—LVS


PREVIEWS Below: Lisa Law, Tom Law Putting Up the First Tipi at Woodstock, chromogenic print, 16 x 20"

Hail, Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll 2019: Happy 50th, Woodstock Edition ONE Gallery 728 Canyon July 5–August 9 Reception July 5, 5–8 pm There isn’t a single symbol of an era more potent than Woodstock. Organizers planned for a maximum of 50,000 attendees, about 186,000 advance tickets were sold, and the crowd ended up numbering at least 400,000. Another half-million couldn’t make it through the traffic jams and turned back. The music was legendary, as were the rain, mud, and the crowd’s ability to keep the event remarkably safe and peaceful. The 1969 music festival is the subject of Edition ONE’s third summer show of rock ‘n’ roll photography, with work by Baron Wolman, Lisa Law, Henry Diltz, Jim Marshall, Jason Laure, William Coupon, and Bob Seidemann. Some were at Woodstock, cameras in hand; all photographed the musicians of the 1960s and 1970s who played there.—LVS


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Joseph Lorusso: Places of the Heart McLarry Fine Art 225 Canyon June 21–July 4 Reception June 21, 5–7 pm Warm and dreamlike, Joseph Lorusso’s paintings are often done in shades of pink and pale orange. His subjects are sometimes lonely and sometimes romantic, but they always hint at intimate, complicated, and intriguing backstories. Lorusso was born in Chicago and studied at the American Academy of Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. Having majored in watercolor, Lorusso considers himself self-taught as an oil painter. Timeless and heady, his paintings have been described as restful and filled with a sense of spirituality. He creates landscapes as well as figurative works.—SE


Below: Roberto and PJ Cardinale, Santuario de Chimayó, painted pine and found objects, 17 x 13 x 18"

Above: Joseph Lorusso, Frida Flower, oil and gold leaf on board, 14 x 14"

The New Mexico Shrine Show Pilgrimage June 14–August 4 Art.i.fact, 930 Baca, June 14, 5–7 pm Calliope, 2876 Main St, Madrid, June 15, 4–6 pm Hat Ranch Gallery, 27 San Marcos Rd W, June 16, 2–5 pm In the early 1990s the annual shrine show, held at multiple galleries around town, was one of Santa Fe’s most popular art events. Darlene Olivia McElroy and Barbara Harnack are resurrecting the concept with a show stretching down the Turquoise Trail. Over 30 artists, working in any medium they please, will show two- and three-dimensional shrines. Each artist will work from their own concept of what a shrine is and of who or what to enshrine. All participating artists are from New Mexico, and the roster includes Nicasio Romero, Joseph Breza, Mitch Berg, and Janet Stein Romero.—LVS Below: Sandra Boschet, A Day in Spring, oil on canvas, 11 x 14"

Below: Tal Walton, Up Front, oil on board, 13 x 13"

Tal Walton: A Walk Through America’s Past, an Exploration of Simpler Times Victory Contemporary 225 Canyon June 21–July 5 Reception June 21, 5–7 pm Tal Walton’s work has a simple, old world feel. He often paints the natural world, especially groups of trees backed by faded, nostalgic colors. “I hope that when people look at my work, what they see calms them and illustrates the beauty that is all around us,” he says. “Society has become very complicated. I believe peace lies in simplicity.” Walton studied painting and sculpture at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. He paints in oil on a prepared marble ground highlighted with gold and metal leaf, adding sandpaper marks and scratches to the gesso before applying multiple glazes. The technique imparts luminosity while giving his work an aged appearance.—SE 68

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Stories Woven Into the Land: Landscapes Inspired by the West Sage Creek Gallery 421 Canyon July 5–25 Reception July 5, 5:30–7:30 pm Nine artists from Sage Creek Gallery and one guest artist present a show of Western landscape painting. Some of these painters live in New Mexico while others are in Utah, Colorado, and other areas, but all paint skies and mountains familiar to Westerners. Sandra Boschet, Nancy Bush, William Scott Jennings, Robert Kuester, Calvin Liang, Mark Pettit, Ron Rencher, Mike Wise, Marilyn Yates, Dan Young, and guest artist Alden Trevor McWilliams all have work in the show. Some are realists; others take an impressionistic view of the landscape. All 10 have spent years honing their craft.—LVS



Left: Suzanne Donizetti, Sunlight at the Inlet, woven copper, 12 x 36"

Sunlight and Shadows Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon June 11–24 Reception June 14, 5–7 pm Suzanne Donizetti presents a June show of new work. She works in an unusual medium she developed over 20 years ago—woven copper. Beginning with a pair of copper sheets, Donizetti applies metal leaf, acrylics, ink, and powdered pigments to each one before cutting them into strips and weaving them into a single piece. Lying somewhere between painting and sculpture, her finished pieces have texture and dimension. Donizetti often takes her inspiration from the landscape. Her June show includes several smaller pieces exploring the color and texture of semiprecious stones such as turquoise and lapis lazuli.—LVS

Below: Laurel Fulton, Rotten Ol’ Me 2, brass and acrylic, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1"

Lynden St. Victor POP Gallery 125 Lincoln Through June 30 When POP Gallery first opened its doors 13 years ago, it was with a show of Lynden St. Victor’s paintings. This is his first major show of new paintings at POP since then. St. Victor—a pseudonym— identifies himself as a magic realist painter. His paintings have a story to tell, and it’s not all sunshine and light. The plot is left to the viewer to fill Above: Lynden St. Victor, Gemini, acrylic, ink, in, working from the and oil on canvas, 48 x 36" odd (and sometimes unsettling) grouping of characters, setting, and objects he paints. St. Victor is also the creator of the comic strip Pardon My Planet, which expertly skewers the pretenses of the human race.—LVS

Belt Buckle Expo form & concept 435 S Guadalupe July 26–October 12 Reception July 26, 5–7 pm Did you know there is a World Champion Belt Buckle Competition? There is, and the finalists in this year’s contest will be shown at form & concept. Belt buckles range from the simplest imaginable to large, handcrafted pieces costing thousands of dollars. Men who otherwise would never consider wearing jewelry will happily don an elaborate Western buckle, and some of the largest and most intricate buckles are awarded in rodeos, horse events, and other competitions instead of trophies. This show will include the work of champions from past years’ contests as well as 2019’s winners. Style and choice of materials are wide open, and contestants have submitted work in materials ranging from poker chips to manta ray teeth.—LVS

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When Worlds Collide KEEP Contemporary 142 Lincoln June 14–July 14 Reception June 14, 5–7 pm This exhibition is a celebration of the fast-growing New Contemporary movement, which stems from lowbrow, post-pop, and pop-surrealist art. Influenced by car culture, graffiti, comic books, tattoo art, and more, the works presented are dynamic, grungy, fantastical, and science fiction–inspired. The show focuses on the West Coast roots of the New Contemporary movement while also exploring Hispano art and the street culture of Northern New Mexico. Lowbrow and pop-surrealist pioneer Dennis Larkins co-curated When Worlds Collide with street artist and KEEP Contemporary director Jared Antonio-Justo Trujillo. Among the artists represented are H.R. Giger, well-known for his images of humans and machines linked together, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, Carrie Anne Baade, Mark Bryan, Joe Vaux, and Eric Joyner.—SE


Right: R.K. Sloane, Sicko Mobile, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"

David Rothermel: Layers David Rothermel Contemporary 228 Old Santa Fe Trl June 7–28 Reception June 7, 5–7 pm David Rothermel Contemporary, formerly on the corner of Lincoln and Marcy, has reopened in a new location on Old Santa Fe Trail. The individual panels that make up Rothermel’s abstract paintings are each layered with multiple colors of paint, giving them depth, variation, and texture. This show invites the viewer to look past the surface and take in the underpainting and how it adds to the subtlety and complexity of the finished piece, and to savor the “. . . suspended transparencies which have been used by the great artists of history.”—LVS Above: David Rothermel, Wabash, acrylic on panel, 26 x 38" Below: Leon Loughridge, Pecos Mission Sunrise, serigraph, 18 x 24"


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Reimagining New Mexico Gerald Peters Gallery 1005 Paseo de Peralta June 28–August 3 Reception June 28, 5–7 pm This exhibition showcases artistic takes on iconic New Mexico landmarks. Leon Loughridge, James McElhinney, Michael Glier, and Don Stinson contribute work. Loughridge, who was raised outside of Santa Fe and now lives in Denver, paints subtle and organic Southwestern scenes. “My roots in the Southwest are only three generations, but the lore and landscape have set roots within me far more pervasive than ancestral roots,” he says. McElhinney’s clean-lined acrylic landscapes sparkle in their clarity. Stinson captures panoramic Western vistas, while Glier’s work is the most abstract. “In the last few years, I’ve been trying to use all of my senses to record my experience of the place and to translate not only what I’m seeing, but also what I hear, what I feel on my skin, and even what I smell into visual imagery, and it’s this attempt to make multi-sensory painting that is perhaps my contribution to the ‘reimagining’ theme,” Glier says.—SE

Right: Tobi Clement, He Cannot Resist Her, pastel on paper, 30 x 27"

Guilloume: Emergence Pippin Contemporary 409 Canyon July 24–August 7, Reception July 26, 5–7 pm Guilloume’s sculptures are pared-down, faceless, Right: Guilloume, and yet highly expressive. In this exhibition, the Equilibrium, bronze, artist celebrates the women in his life—and around 12 x 7 x 7" the world—with sculptures of the female figure. The graceful, grounded, and powerful works honor the struggles and triumphs of womanhood. “As both an artist and an advocate of women’s rights, the women in my life have been an enormous inspiration to me,” says Guilloume, who was born in Colombia. “Among my earliest memories, my mother, Aurita, stands out as a model of hard work and courage. My dear wife, Gladys, has over the years managed to simultaneously display great strength, radiance, and tenderness. Emergence stands as my homage to the struggle for equality experienced by women around the world.”—SE Women at the Top: Margaret Nes, Mary Silverwood, and Rebecca Tobey Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon June 7–16 Reception June, 5–7 pm

Above: Mary Silverwood, Azur Layers, pastel on paper, 22 x 26"

This exhibition honors the work of three women who have attained great heights in the world of art. Pastel paintings newly released from the estate of Mary Silverwood (1937– 2011) sit beside new pastels by Margaret Nes while bronze and ceramic sculptures by Rebecca Tobey round out the show. Silverwood captured New Mexico’s ever-changing skies and landscapes on black rag paper. Nes’s powerful compositions deftly distill the Southwest’s natural and manmade forms into bold lines and color. Tobey’s sculptures are animals covered in intriguing and narrative-rich images and patterns, reflecting her affinity for the natural world.—SE

Tobi Clement: Sensory Scapes Canyon Road Contemporary Art 622 Canyon July 5–14, Reception July 5, 5–7 pm Canyon Road Contemporary premiers local emerging artist Tobi Clement. Clement paints the boundless New Mexico sky en plein air, filling her palette with the stunning reds and glowing yellows of sunrise and sunset. “When painting plein air in New Mexico, I am rewarded with unexpected moments of life that unfold, and incredible, ever-changing skies and clouds,” she says. “It is a gift to feel a connection to something that is a part of, but greater than, me. I welcome the respite of silence and contemplation.” Clement has recently begun to rework each plein air piece in her studio, allowing her own feelings and instincts about color and depth to permeate. Her skyscapes have therefore become more abstracted and expressive while remaining recognizably New Mexican.—SE

Don Brackett, Jim Eppler, and Jerry Jordan Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace June 7–30, Reception June 7, 5–7:30 pm The three artists in the show at Manitou Galleries’ Downtown location have quite a bit in common. All three men are native to the Southwest—Brackett grew up in Albuquerque, Eppler and Jordan in West Texas. Each one took up art at an early age and stuck with it. Even though these men are past what is considered retirement age, all three are avidly working in their studios. Brackett paints the landscape around his Taos home, with skies at sunset a favorite motif. He often paints on location. Jordan is also a Taoseño, having fallen in love with the town Above: Jim Eppler, Road Runner III, bronze, as a teen. He portrays the people and 14 x 13 x 4" architecture of Taos Pueblo using thick paint and strong brushwork. Eppler paints and sculpts. Manitou carries his bronzes, birds and animals of the Southwest.—LVS june/july 2019

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Bindy is Back!—Equine Spirit Sanctuary Visits the Gallery Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado June 29, 11 am –3 pm Bindy the burro and Marley the miniature donkey clomp over to Barbara Meikle Fine Art on June 29 for a special fundraising event. Meikle, embracing her passion for colorful animal portraiture, paints her furry guests live. Visitors can meet Bindy and Marley, see Meikle in action, and learn about an important organization. The event raises money for the Equine Spirit Sanctuary (ESS), a registered horse and donkey rescue near Taos. The organization also provides therapeutic riding programs to the communities of Northern New Mexico. In addition to collecting donations, the gallery releases a new limited-edition wall bronze with a portion of all sales going to the ESS.—SE


Above: Barbara Meikle, Our Gang, oil on canvas, 18 x 36"

Night and Day: Recent Landscape Paintings 7Arts Gallery 125 Lincoln June 2–30 Reception June 7, 5–7 pm Nancy Silvia’s pastel landscapes are soft-edged and peaceful. Her recent work tracks the ephemeral qualities of light and atmosphere from daytime to dusk. From the glow of Ghost Ranch’s red rock cliffs at the golden hour to the pale hues of the fading New Mexico sunset, this body of work is a comprehensive survey of the ever-changing local lightscape. Silvia grew up in Connecticut and attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. She has exhibited across the United States and Japan and currently resides in Santa Fe.—SE

Above: Nancy Silvia, Last Light on Ghost Ranch, pastel on paper, 19 x 26"

Wild Bloom Globe Fine Art 727 Canyon July 17–August 14 Reception July 19, 5–7 pm Reid Richardson paints trees, but no one would call him a landscape painter. His trees are often uprooted and floating in the sky, with cumulus clouds providing a dramatic backdrop. His paintings draw attention to similarities between the shapes of clouds and tree canopies. While the placement is surreal, the actual trees and clouds are painted in a highly realistic manner. “[A tree] can represent protection and wisdom, personify a human being, or teach us about our past,” states Richardson. “A tree has been used for centuries in many cultures as a symbol of hope and connection with the divine.”—LVS Left: Reid Richardson, Cloud Forest, oil on canvas, 72 x 60"


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PREVIEWS Subtle Intrigues Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace July 5–31 Reception July 5, 5–7:30 pm Artist’s statements, explanations of why artists do what they do, range from simple to baroque. Elsa Sroka just says, “I paint because I need to.” She requires an emotional connection to her subject, and she finds that putting something out of context gives an otherwise ordinary subject a sense of intrigue. A cow on a couch, perhaps, or in a rowboat. A cow sitting under a tree in a dog-like position. Sroka often turns to bovine subjects, and some wind up in unlikely settings. Others are painted in a series of portraits, large, serene faces interrupted by the edges of the canvas. This year, one of Sroka’s paintings is being translated into a 12 x 30’ mural, realized in tile on the exterior of a Colorado apartment building.—LVS Above: Elsa Sroka, Mathilde, oil on panel, 30 x 30"

Below: Matthew Higginbotham, Back Country Journey, oil on canvas, 9 x 12"

Right: Elise Siegel, Dripping Cobalt Portrait Bust, glazed ceramic, 21 x 13 x 9"

The Penetrating Gaze Ylise Kessler Gallery 333 Montezuma Through July 8 One of Santa Fe’s newest galleries mounts a show of sculpture and drawings. The sculptures are glazed ceramic busts by Elise Siegel, work that gives a contemporary edge to a classical art form. Siegel’s portraits are not of actual individuals—they are meant to embody emotions like disquiet, ambivalence, and unease. Surrounding the sculptures are drawings by a group of artists born in the 19th century and whose careers stretched into the 20th. Jean Cocteau, JeanÉdouard Vuillard, Milton Avery, and Raoul Dufy are included, as is the 20thcentury artist Wolf Kahn.—LVS

Outside In Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon July 23–August 6 Reception July 26, 5–7 pm Matthew Higginbotham has always been an artist, but he first had a career in ceramics, making both functional and fine art pieces. He tried oil painting and immediately fell in love with it. Within a matter of months, he closed his pottery studio, moved from Spokane to Chimayó, and began painting the Southwest. Now a landscape painter, Higginbotham spends time in an area before painting it. “All land is sacred to me. Everything. Sun, wind, rain, land, and sky become spiritual forces to ponder and interpret,” he states. Higginbotham exhibits a new group of landscape paintings incorporating architecture and water, and exploring a looser style.—LVS

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Below: Jamie Kirkland, Lavender Virga, oil on canvas, 30 x 60"

Jamie Kirkland: Where the Earth Meets the Sky Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon June 7–27 Reception June 7, 5–7 pm Jamie Kirkland paints expansive, minimalist landscapes. Grounded by open fields and distant mountains, her work highlights the transitory quality of changing skyscapes, swept by passing clouds and pulled by sheets of rain. Her harmonious color palette evokes a sense of calm, expansive quiet. Kirkland has been painting in Santa Fe for 15 years. “I grew up in the South, where the forest and tree canopy obscured my view,” she says. “Arriving here to New Mexico, where the earth meets the sky, I discovered a never-ending movie: wide expanses of horizon, clouds speeding through the atmosphere, mountains heavy with early morning mist, walking rain, and dazzling, changing light.”—SE

Above: Kathleen McCloud, Rona’s Flight, paper and mixed media mounted on wood, 66 x 34"

ALT Placement GF Contemporary 707 Canyon June 7–21 Reception June 7, 5–7 pm There’s more to hanging art than just putting a nail into the wall. The group show ALT Placement is designed to show how the placement of an artwork affects the viewer’s reaction. Using work by Pascal Pierme, Jordan West, Michael Wilding, Katie Metz, Kathleen McCloud, and other artists, the show will demonstrate the effects of light and shadow, reflection, and balance, and will look at the challenges of displaying nonrectangular artwork. The exhibit will also delve into the golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence, ancient mathematical concepts of balance and harmony.—LVS

Above: Lori Schappe-Youens, The Order and Randomness of it All, oil on canvas, 40 x 40" 74

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The Order and Randomness of it All GVG Contemporary 241 Delgado July 5–28 Reception July 5, 5–7 pm This group show presents new work from artists represented by GVG Contemporary, including Lori Schappe-Youens, Kathleen Hope, Elle MacLaren, Mary Tomàs, Ernst Gruler, and Blair Vaughn-Gruler. GVG curates with an eye towards materiality, and the artists create with materials from oil and acrylics to water media, encaustic, and other nontraditional media. “My work is a combination of spirit, humor, and sensitivity, as well as a hunger for growth,” says whimsical abstract painter Schappe-Youens. “I am moved by color—by how it translates onto the substrate and plays with the eye. I love texture as it gives grit and substance to what I do, where I am, and where I am going. Grit is good.”—SE

Spirit Animals Eye on the Mountain Gallery 614 Agua Fria July 6–August 3 Reception July 6, 5–7 pm

Above: Bill Johnson, Jack Rabbit, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14"

Featuring over 25 local, national, and international artists working in all media, this group show explores the theme of totem animals and animal spirits. From mystical animals that haunt dreams to spirit animals that guide and inspire, the exhibition showcases boundless creativity and varied artistic styles. Among the many artists showing work are Bill Johnson, who uses brightly blended colors to depict the Southwest, and Rachel Houseman, whose paintings are bold, quirky, and emotive.—SE

Left: Mark White, Moiré Composition #4, patina on stainless steel, 48 x 18 x 11"

New Growth Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon July 2–15 Reception July 5, 5–7 pm Mark White is a versatile artist, painting in oil, making outdoor sculptures that move with the wind, and using patinas to create images on aluminum sheets. His July show will include new work in all of these media. White continues his artistic growth in his newest work, an exploration of moiré patterns formed when geometric patterns overlap at varying angles. He has done a series of sculptures made from pierced steel. As the viewer moves around the pieces, the moiré effect changes along the curves and angles where one patterned piece overlaps another.—LVS

Above: Bill Gallen, Cloud Elements: Desert, Mountain, River, Sky Shapes, Taos, oil on Sage Creek Gallery canvas, 12 x 16" 421 Canyon July 26–August 15 Reception July 26, 5:30–7:30 pm The title of Bill Gallen’s show of oil paintings pretty much says it all. He is a landscape painter, combining the elements of earth, air, and water, illuminated by the sun’s fire, into works of art. This show includes paintings done while traveling around the Southwestern United States and some from a trip to New Zealand’s South Island. Gallen was headed for a career in academia, but following college and a year studying in Germany he gave in to a longing to live in the mountains. He moved to Colorado where he and his brother became painting contractors. He enrolled in art classes in his spare time and eventually traded in the big brushes for some smaller ones. Now living in Santa Fe, Gallen’s work is loose and painterly.—LVS

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David Dornan: Resurrection Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon June 14–20 Reception June 14, 5–7 pm David Dornan’s paintings are full of resurrected objects— Campbell’s soup cans and plastic honey bear jars turn into painterly tools, splattered and dripping with colors. Though the objects may seem commonplace, they carry deep personal meaning for the artist. “I collect and paint objects that remind me of a memory,” he says. Dornan lost his son last year and has turned to art as a form of therapy and remembrance. “I’m putting in little pieces that have significance or importance to me—things that remind me of him,” he says. “It’s like looking at a painting that is symbolic of his spirit to me. Memory in painting is everything, and it takes me to a good place.”—SE

Above: David Dornan, Souped Up, oil on canvas, 45 x 50"

Left: Brandon Maldonado, The Rape of the New World, oil on panel, 36 x 24"

Identidades POP Gallery 125 Lincoln #111 July 5–August 31 Receptions July 5, 6 pm, and July 27, 6 pm Brandon Maldonado finds influences across geography and centuries. He combines techniques borrowed from cubism, retablos, Flemish painting, and pop culture, then applies the result to portrayals of street people, border crossings, scenes of Mexican-American life, and made-up saints. Maldonado’s work is deeply symbolic. He often employs text at the bottom, reminiscent of Mexican votive paintings, although his work is more likely to be a comment on tragedy or injustice rather than a celebration of a miracle. The late-July reception for Identidades coincides with POP Gallery’s annual show celebrating Contemporary Hispanic Market. Work by Marie Sena, Robb Rael, Daniel Martin Diaz, and others will also be on display.—LVS


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Inhabitants of the Land 7Arts Gallery 125 Lincoln July 1–31 Reception July 12, 5–7 pm

Above: Cecilia Robertson, Ghost Ranch Palomino, oil on linen, 9 x 12"

Landscape painter Cecilia Robertson presents a show of new paintings. In this group, the landscapes are given context by the creatures that make them their homes. Horses, perhaps wild, maybe domestic, graze peacefully under majestic mountains. A flock of birds leave land behind and take to the sky. Humans are not actually shown, but their influence is implicit in abandoned buildings. Robertson was born in Wyoming but was raised in Louisiana. After a 20-year career as a clinical psychologist she returned to the West, Santa Fe this time, where she enjoys a second career as a painter.—LVS

Landscapes on the Edge Steve Elmore Indian Art 839 Paseo de Peralta July 12–October 1 Reception July 12, 5–7 pm Filled with spirit beings, hidden symbolism, dark caves, and riddling sphinxes, Steve Elmore’s paintings are journeys into the mysterious. Elmore has spent the last 20 years immersing himself in the art of the Pueblo potters, learning from their mastery of symbolism and simplified abstraction. The artist abstracts the Southwestern landscape down to its most essential parts and creates deep layers of cryptic meaning. “I have worked on some of these paintings for years—literally—while others came out fully realized in a few days,” Elmore says. “Painting remains unpredictable for me, and I try to stay open to my own work so that it will continue to grow. I’m trying to broaden the themes and motifs of the Southwest beyond its physical appearance to a realm of further mystery and potential transformation.”—SE

Left: Steve Elmore, Sunflower, oil on canvas, 46 x 28"

Below: Peggy McGivern, Blackbirds Fly, mixed media on canvas, 24 x 28"

Peggy McGivern: Method and Madness Alexandra Stevens Fine Art 820 Canyon July 17–30 Reception July 17, 5:30–7 pm Peggy McGivern always knew she would be an artist— she comes from three generations of them. While raising two children on her own in Manchester, England, she began selling her work in a pub in the late 1970s. Today, McGivern’s paintings depict narrative–rich, and sometimes surreal, moments with a color palette reminiscent of the 1940s. Created with tones of burnt orange, lime green, plum, and rusty red, her paintings are often inspired by the people and places she has seen in her travels around the world. McGivern’s most recent work is unearthly, inspired by daydreams from her childhood to the present. “It’s a combination of memories from my childhood and the imagination that came with that childhood at the same time, from age six to present,” she says. “Birds flying, women dancing. Houses floating.”—SE

Below: Brad Overton, Cordelia, oil on canvas, 52 x 52"

Niki Boon Obscura Gallery 1405 Paseo de Peralta June 21–July 27 Reception June 21, 5–7 pm

Below: Niki Boon, The Race, archival pigment ink print, 11 x 14" or 16 x 20"

This summer, Obscura Gallery becomes the first to represent emerging artist Niki Boon. Boon lives on a farm in Marlborough, New Zealand, and uses photography to document her family’s rural lifestyle and alternative education. Her crisp black-andwhite photographs freeze ubiquitous childhood moments—sticky popsicles drip on a wooden porch and muddy feet soar over a spraying sprinkler. Set against the endless New Zealand landscape, her work is an intimate portrait of homeschooled family life, reflecting the joy and carefree freedom of childhood.—SE

Eros and Thanatos Blue Rain Gallery 544 S Guadalupe June 28–July 13 Reception June 28, 5–7 pm In this solo exhibition, Brad Overton focuses on the concept of Eros and Thanatos, the former representing the drive to enjoy love, sexuality, and creativity, and the latter representing the destructive side of human nature. Freud considered the two drives to be separate. Using images of La Catrina Calavera, who is both alive and beautiful as well as dead and skeletal, and the koshare figure, a magical trickster, Overton examines Eros and Thanatos as two sides of the same coin. He shows both figures engaging in reckless behaviors, from motorcycle riding to performing dangerous skateboard stunts. Overton, who is based in Utah, is a master of wet-on-wet painting techniques. His work is both highly realistic and fluid and painterly.—SE


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Above: Cuban artist Cenia Gutiérrez Alfonso’s painting Rooster Walks is representative of what is offered at the International Folk Art Market, July 12–14.

Art lovers will want to make sure they are in town for the first Santa Fe Art Week, July 12–21. Sponsored by the City of Santa Fe and Redwood Media Group, Art Week is designed to illustrate the breadth and depth of visual arts in Santa Fe. The 10-day series of events is bookended by International Folk Art Market and Art Santa Fe, both longtime summer favorites. The 16th annual International Folk Art Market opens the evening of July 12 with a party. Food, music, and a first chance at shopping draw the Friday evening crowds. The market is open all day Saturday and Sunday. More than 150 artists from 50 countries fill Milner Plaza and surrounding areas on Museum Hill with handmade rugs, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and textiles from all corners of the earth. Artists from three countries new to the market— Australia, Bulgaria, and Iraq—join new and returning artisans from Cuba, India, Kyrgyzstan, and Namibia. Food, music, and dance add to the ambience. 78

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The following weekend, Art Santa Fe, produced by Redwood Media Group, takes over the convention center with a show of contemporary art. More than 60 galleries, some local, some national and international, bring art and artists to the show, held July 18–21. This year’s exhibitors include Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, California; Gallery Edel, Osaka, Japan; and Sammoun Fine Art, Quebec, Canada. The curatorial theme for 2019 is [MOMENTUM]. Art Santa Fe includes performances, workshops, and demonstrations. The days between Folk Art Market and Art Santa Fe are filled with Santa Fe Art Week events at galleries and museums across the city. Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths has invited jeweler Jo Baxter and pastel painter Marilyn Wightman to be at the gallery for the week. Daily talks at 3:30 pm include Baxter discussing the durability of gemstones in fine jewelry on July 16 and Wightman explaining the challenges and rewards of plein air painting on July 18. Wednesday,

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July 17, Ventana Fine Art will host a representative from Golden Artist Colors, a company in upstate New York that manufactures acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, showing the firm’s innovative products. Wednesday evening, Canyon Road comes alive with an art crawl complete with wine and refreshments. Events in all corners of the city introduce onlookers to artists’ processes. Tom Bowker demonstrates and discusses stone carving at his Early Street studio on July 15. Sara Miller holds a trunk show of her art quilts on July 20, Bullseye Glass welcomes visitors all week, and Kate Rivers is offering a two-and-a-half-day monotype workshop. Canyon Road Contemporary Art will have a different artist in the gallery each day from July 15–18, creating new work and greeting visitors who stop to watch. These events are just a few of what local galleries and artists are planning for the first Santa Fe Art Week. Check the website for a complete list of activities.

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Left: David Krovblit, an artist working the lowbrow-inspired pop art genre, was an award-winner at the 2018 Art Santa Fe for Exile From Eden.

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La Mesa of Santa Fe Christopher Thomson creates these multicolored, hand forged steel sculptures. The “organic, liquid shapes are inspired by the natural world”, and the pieces are powder coated to withstand the elements. La Mesa of Santa Fe has shown Christopher’s sculptural and functional steel work, along with the contemporary art and craft of many local artists, for over thirty years. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-984-1688

Gregory Horndeski’s Music Paintings Gregory Horndeski, Wanderers with Navy Blue Dahlias and Yellow Sky, acrylic on Masonite, 30 x 42” Showing June 21 through August 17, opening reception Friday June 21st from 5 to 8 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12:30 to 6 pm. Gregory has been combining frames with hand painted music scores, and paintings since 1989. There is always some relation between the painted image and the score. E.g., in the painting shown here we have an excerpt from Schubert’s piano fantasy, “The Wanderer,” on the frame, combined with a couple wandering through a fantasy landscape. 716 Canyon Rd, next door to Geronimo’s Restaurant 505-231-3731,

Canyon Road Contemporary Art Pat Hobaugh, Two, Four, One, oil and acrylic on panel, 18 x 24” Pat Hobaugh employs iconic and obscure cultural objects to convey contemporary pop culture in his still lifes. Opening Reception, “Counter Culture”: Still lifes of Americana by Pat Hobaugh, will be on Friday, August 9th, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm, and runs through August 18th. 622 Canyon Rd, 505-983-0433

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The Golden Eye Vesta Bands in 18kt gold studded with rubies, sapphires, and tsavorite garnets. Precious gems and high karat gold like you’ve never seen before, hand wrought in the spirit of nature and antiquity… at The Golden Eye, Passionate Purveyors of Functional Opulence. 115 Don Gaspar Ave. 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038

41 Vista Hermosa This 5,319-square-foot home on 5.7 acres in the Vista Redonda subdivision above Tesuque boasts beautiful views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountains. At the end of a cul-de-sac, the property provides a serene environment where homeowners will be unbothered by city traffic and noise. The Pueblostyle house has five bedrooms and six baths and includes design features such as hand-hewn latillas, customsculpted plasterwork, and Saltillo tile flooring. The spacious master bedroom has a sitting area, fireplace, and his-and-hers bathrooms with dressing areas. A 779-square-foot garage means plenty of parking and storage space. A Lutron smart lighting system, a monitored security alarm, and a front-entry gate system are included to help manage the property.

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12 Starlight Circle

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Golf lovers will appreciate being close to the lake and 11th green of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Sunrise golf course in this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath Las Campanas home. The light-filled residence features plenty of large living spaces, including a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, a center island, and a breakfast nook with banco seating. The centerpiece of the 5,480-square-foot home is an octagonal great room with a fireplace and views. On one side of the home, the master suite sits just off a flex room that can be a library or den. On the other side are two more bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, along with a one-bedroom guest house with a bath and kitchen. Standout design features include handcrafted wood doors and finishes, sculpted walls, slate flooring, and wraparound portales. The home has a V-shaped layout, spotlighting its outdoor space with an expansive courtyard at the front and two outdoor fireplaces and a manicured lawn at the rear of the property. List Price: $1.3 million Contact: Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, Santa Fe Real Estate Property,


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Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery

Welcome to Scarlett’s—a favorite shopping haven of locals and visitors alike. We feature a beautiful array of authentic, high quality Native American jewelry by many award-winning artists. Whether you prefer the sleek contemporary look or traditional Classic Revival style, you are sure to find your treasure from the Land of Enchantment at Scarlett’s! At-door parking available. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-473-2861 (for preview)

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Step into a colorful Santa Fe haven that showcases all the rich charm and beauty of Santa Fe! Drench yourself in our tantalizing collection of breathtaking turquoise jewelry by both Native and Mexican artists. We carry Oaxaca dove filigree jewelry, Guadalupe items, purses plus more! Pair it all with Roja or Silverado clothing and you will be walking in Santa Fe style! A “must see” boutique! Open: Wednesday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. ”New Location” as of June 15th! 333 Montezuma Ave. (Guadalupe Center) 303-667-5784,

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3 Camino Pequeno Sitting on the north bank of the Santa Fe River, this four-bedroom, three-bath home is truly a private retreat. The single-level dwelling, spread over 5,095 square feet, includes an attached casita as well as details including skylights, hand-peeled vigas, high ceilings, nichos, and bancos. A spacious family room features a kiva fireplace for chilly nights. The master suite is in its own wing for maximum privacy and enjoys a portal entrance to a courtyard. Keeping the yard lush can be done efficiently thanks to the home’s two underground cisterns, and the property comes with water rights from a historic acequia. This riverside retreat is just two blocks from Canyon Road, close to Santa Fe’s arts, dining, and entertainment. List Price: $2.595 million Contact: Gary R. Hall and Meleah Artley, 505-982-9836, Barker Realty,


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MOST ARCHITECTS DESIGNING custom houses in Santa Fe are charged by their clients with capturing the mountain views. But when Liam and Robin decided to build a second home on Santa Fe’s Eastside, the scenery they wanted to capture wasn’t on the horizon at all. “Nothing competes with the art!” was the mantra repeated over and over by their build and design team. Admirers of contemporary and founding Taos and Southwest painters, as well as celebrated Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese artists, Liam and Robin designed their entire home—indoors and out, from the shape of the entry courtyard to the furniture palette—around their diverse art collection. A few pieces, such as the paintings by E. Martin Hennings, William Acheff, and Mian Situ in the living room, were placed for specific reasons, but the rest of their collection is surprisingly mobile, as the owners acquire new pieces, or simply choose to enjoy old favorites in different locations and in different light. This is truly living with art. june/july 2019

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by Ja net Ste inbe rg photo graphs by Chri s Cor rie STROLLING ALONG CANYON ROAD one Christmas season, Liam and Robin found themselves admiring an empty lot off the main drag. The next day, they learned that Jay Parks, an award-winning Santa Fe builder, was about to launch his own project, plans and permits already in hand, on the site. Feeling the lot was, as they say now, “exactly where we wanted it to be—convenient and walkable,” the couple called Parks and pitched him their idea for a house. Robin and Liam wasted no time persuading their son, Harvard-trained architect Phillip Lee, to draw up some sketches of their ideas. Parks was hired on as their builder, and interior designer Jeff Fenton of Reside Home was brought in to help choose furnishings. This would be no ordinary living space, the team learned, but a de facto gallery for Liam and Robin’s exceptional collection of museum-quality Southwestern, Asian, and Native American abstract and representational art. Every space, indoors and out, was designed around the exhibition of paintings and sculpture by notable contemporary and historical artists, among them Nicolai Fechin, George Carlson, Henriette Wyeth, Dorothy Brett, Barbara Latham, and Hung Liu. Liam and Robin conceived their Territorial-style home as a U shape, with three “categories” of living spaces held together by one centralized courtyard area. “Their” space comprises the master suite, living room, dining area, and kitchen, while the detached casita contains bedrooms, baths, and a full kitchen for their visiting children and their respective families. The third space with its additional guest suites is accessed via a gallery hallway lined, naturally, with colorful, large-format artworks. 86

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Art is as evident outdoors as indoors, where Allan Houser’s (Chiricahua Apache) bronze Lament graces the entry courtyard.

Opposite: Many of the Southwestern-themed paintings in Liam and Robin’s home are done in warm, fall hues. In the living room, navy blue—in the sofa pin striping, accent pillows, ottomans, and ikatpatterned arm chairs—adds another color dimension to the space without detracting from the art works, which include a painting by artist John Moyers at far left.

Right: The expansive kitchen is part of Robin and Liam’s everyday living space, but the large island and ample prep areas easily accommodate children and grandchildren when they come to visit. Even the kitchen’s hues are artful: matte-finish sage green and ash brown cabinetry, set off by gleaming subway tile and stainless steel.

All of the living spaces float around the stone courtyard and the park-like landscaping designed by John Cort, with each space adapting to seasonal and circadian light changes. Kiva fireplaces grace each room, as do detailed “secret” places for smile-inducing treasures told by lines, tiles, and brush strokes—something the owners appreciate. “Art takes a lifetime to see, to learn, to digest,” says Liam of his ever-evolving art collection. A favorite painter is William Acheff, whose highly realistic still lifes of Native American pottery and artifacts are prized collector’s items. It took three years from the time Liam and Robin first saw Acheff’s work to be able to purchase one of his paintings; today, they are thrilled to own several of his pieces, acquired through Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Matteucci and her former art advisor Ann Brown helped the homeowners source much of the art in their collection.

In the entryway, Henriette Wyeth’s Flowers of Hawaii hangs in a recess designed specially for it above a lovely Chinese console table.

“I appreciate how comfortably, and almost informally, Liam and Robin think of their art collection,” says Jeff Fenton. “Nothing is too precious in their minds.” “After helping Liam and Robin for over 15 years, we’ve seen the scope of their collection broaden,” says Matteucci, “yet it retains the focus, personality, and mutual tastes of the collectors.” “Everything was spawned from the art collection,” says designer Fenton, who partnered with his clients to create an interior setting that would support, but not be diluted by, the carefully curated paintings, pottery, and sculpture. He repeats the mantra: “Nothing—the furniture layout, the upholstery, the lighting, the accessories—competes with it.” june/july 2019

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Above: A natural edge wood dining table picks up the browns in Clyde Aspevig’s The Grand Canyon from Mather Point (on left) and William Acheff’s still life Peaches.

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A hallway joining two of the home’s three wings showcases colorful art pieces. In the foreground is a painting by Chinese-American artist Hung Liu. The large-format piece is part of Liu’s American Dream collection, a series of works based on Dustbowl and Depression-era photographs. 88

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That’s a tall order, considering the amount and diversity of the art in question. Take the living room, where, using a navy blue, gold, and cream–colored rug as a springboard, Fenton and his clients ultimately chose navy blue as an accent color. “We felt it could offer a little saturation and a little importance, but that it was neutral enough where it wasn’t detracting from the art,” Fenton explains. “Because much of the art is done in earth tones—reds, browns, autumnal and sunset colors—we thought the navy blue in the chairs, and the pinstripe in the sofa, added another dimension of color.” As in the most respected galleries, the walls are white so as to draw the viewer’s eye toward the art selections. Likewise, Fenton guided his clients to subtle upholstery textures in the furnishings to pick up on similar textural elements presented in many of the painting and sculpture choices. Even the custom framing of most of the art was created to consistently represent the historical context in which each piece was conceived. As carefully as each decision was made to match fabrics to art works and showcase specific pieces, in true gallery fashion, the homeowners love moving their art collection around. Though that moving backdrop occasionally presented their designer with a challenge, Fenton admires his clients, who are of the mindset that their art brings them joy, and that sometimes they just want to see it in different places. “I appreciate how comfortably, and almost informally, they think about their art collection,” he says. “Nothing is too precious in their minds.” Indeed, says Liam, “The more we know about art, the more we learn; the more we enjoy. Rather than this house merely being a house, the art makes it a home.”

Gold tones in the rug and George Carlson’s The Silent Hunter accent the soothing dove gray palette of the master bedroom, where the safety of the owners’ granddaughter played a role in the furniture selection. At Robin’s insistence, almost every edge and corner is rounded, padded, and toddler-safe.

Above: Creating the serene, retreat-like feel of the master bath necessitated a minimalist approach with clean lines, abundant natural light, and unfussy finishes. But art lives even in this simple space—a lovely oil painting, Afternoon at San Gabriel, by Terri Kelly Moyers, enlivens the wall. A Theodore Alexander chest of drawers (left) with delicate fretwork has a subtle Asian motif and continues the dove gray and gold theme of the master bedroom. june/july 2019

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tony perry, composer Igor Stravinsky conducting at The Santa Fe Opera, Santa fe, new mexico, Courtesy of the palace of the governors photo archives (nmhm/dca), negative number hp.2010.24.4

Right: Igor Stravinsky conducting a rehearsal with The Santa Fe Opera orchestra. Stravinsky came to Santa Fe regularly in the opera’s early years.

Stravinsky’s Last Santa Fe Performance by Ana Pacheco

In 1956 the stars began to align for Igor Stravinksy (1882–1971), one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, to receive an exceptional honor in Santa Fe. That was the year John Crosby, a Stravinsky fan, founded The Santa Fe Opera. While Crosby was setting the wheels in motion for the new opera company, with the idea of inviting the world-famous composer to be a part of the first season, Stravinsky was conducting his choral masterpiece Canticum Sacrum for 3,000 people at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. In the audience that night was Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, who immediately became a Stravinsky devotee. Two years later, Roncalli would be elected Pope John XXIII. Stravinsky accepted Crosby’s invitation to come to Santa Fe where his opera, The Rake’s Progress, would be included in the 1957 inaugural season. The Russian maestro sat in the audience as the opening night performance in the open-air theater was postponed due to rain, but bad weather didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for the young opera company. Stravinsky continued working with Crosby on five other productions and attended all of his opera seasons through 1963. The composer’s support during the opera’s formative years solidified its reputation in becoming one

of the most respected institutions in the world of opera. While here with The Santa Fe Opera, Stravinsky was invited to lead performances of his compositions at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi (the cathedral was elevated to a basilica in 2005). Stravinsky conducted Threni in 1959, Symphony of Psalms in 1960, and Cantata in 1962. All three of the performances were free and open to the public. Stravinsky also continued to conduct across Europe, his friendship with Pope John XXIII growing. In 1963, the Pope invited Stravinsky to conduct his ethereal piece Mass at the Vatican. Due to the pontiff’s sudden death in June of that year, the planned performance never came to fruition at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The stage was set for Stravinsky’s final performance in Santa Fe. In honor of his late friend the Pope, the conductor performed Mass at St. Francis Cathedral on August 18, 1963. Upon conclusion of the performance, Stravinsky was awarded the Papal Knighthood of Saint Sylvester, which had been conferred upon him by Pope John XXIII shortly before his death. That evening, his connection to The Santa Fe Opera and the pontiff came full circle in the City of Holy Faith.

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bodacious beef Burger aficionados come in two varieties: those who like a simple, unadorned patty with perhaps a bit of cheese and maybe a modest puddle of green chile, and the full monty, “more is more” types who prefer buns and beef spilling over with toppings. If you belong to the second group head over to one of the Second Street Breweries in town and wrap both hands around the Original Alien Burger—good luck getting it in your mouth intact. The plump Angus patty is topped with an organic blue corn–dusted relleno, chile Jack cheese, smoked bacon, stout queso, Hatch green chile, crispy fried onions, guacamole, and chipotle mayo. I expect this crowd-pleaser got its name because it is out of this world! If you bring a big appetite, start off with an order of the best chicken wings in town: they’re fat, juicy, and lip-smackingly delicious (try the habanero citrus BBQ version—if you dare). Wash it all down with a pint or two of the Boneshaker Special Bitter and you’ll be satiated for the rest of a hot summer day or sultry night. Who says bigger isn’t better! Second Street Breweries, 1814 Second St, and 1607 Paseo de Peralta,

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There’s nothing quite like experiencing culinary wonders out under the sun and stars. Now that the pollen count is down, it’s once again time to enjoy alfresco dining. Here are three options, in three price ranges, that have tickled my taste buds this spring.

I think of Macalicious as “the little restaurant that could.” I pass it by virtually every day on Guadalupe on my way to work and frequently think I must stop by, but my timing is usually off and parking seems tricky. However, with the tree-covered terrace beckoning, I discovered how easy it is to park on the street in the surrounding neighborhood. Owner/chef Theo Gio makes you feel at home immediately. Forget the awful boxed mac-n-cheese of your youth—this will remind you why we love the real stuff. As we sample three varieties at lunch, I comment that due to an abundance of cheese, it should really be called “cheese-n-mac.” A masterful blend of several cheeses is employed to create the richest, creamiest Mornay sauce to ever cross your palate, and over a dozen versions of mac-n-cheese will keep you coming back. A lobster rendering will tempt you on Fridays. For the purists, the simple four-cheese dish will do the trick, though we loved the ’shroom and truffle-embellished version gussied up with a drizzle of truffle oil. The buffalo chicken wing style gives a kick of hot sauce and blue cheese. Hungry yet? If you must, there are vegan and gluten-free options, and I’ll be going back for the salads and half-dozen varieties of grilled cheese sandwiches. Save room for the classic caramelized banana split with brûléed half bananas. I love Macalicious’s sense of style and keep-it-simple business plan. This might sound cheesy, but I think they’re grate! Macalicious—226 N Guadalupe St, ($)

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Above: Melty, gooey cheese is the name of the game at Macalicious, which offers over a dozen mac-n-cheese dishes (above), cheese-forward salads, and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.

The Teahouse The Teahouse on Canyon Road has a slightly schizophrenic personality and menu, but that’s part of its charm. It’s a “something for everyone” kind of place serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and of course a huge variety of teas—and yet retains its foodie destination identity. When owner Rich Freedman first purchased The Teahouse over seven years ago, he realized that he had a built-in clientele and decided to increase his fan base by developing the food menu, with a focus on Italian dishes. It was a smart move; the food easily competes with other local Italian eateries—and with gentler prices. My friends and I start with antipasti: briny Castelvetrano olives, grilled artichokes with goat cheese, burrata on tomatoes with balsamic drizzle, and the table favorite, salty pecorino Tuscano cheese with truffle-infused honey. All are tasty and simply presented, a reminder that good ingredients are best left to shine on their own. Two main courses show off what Freedman, formerly a lawyer, gleaned from six months traveling in Italy and training with various chefs: a lasagna Bolognese and a baked version of eggplant parmesan. Both feature sauces that would make your Italian grandmother proud. Roasted balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts prove to be a yummy version of the popular dish, and grilled bread is served for sauce sopping.

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The open-air terrace of the Inn of the Anasazi is the perfect place to people-watch, as locals and tourists scurry along Washington Avenue, coming off the Plaza to enjoy a simple nosh or a hearty dinner. I am invited to sample new Chef Peter O’Brien’s spring and summer dinner menu and am so impressed that I will certainly return to try out the lighter lounge offerings. I am joined by three foodie friends who work in the industry. The evening kicks off with a cranberry blood orange whiskey flip, featuring Om liqueurs. My date, a partner in the Om company, is thrilled. Chef O’Brien arrives at the table with a trio of tapas: a plump smoked scallop with pork belly and zippy piquillo pepper sauce; a crispy shiitake and shishito pepper tempura; and a skewer of achiote marinated chicken with slabs of chorizo, Manchego, and quince—delish! A bottle of Ruinart blanc de blanc champagne is popped to accompany our next course, the enormous seafood tower. Lightly steamed lobster, mussels, crab claws (both king and stone), and shrimp repose on a bed of ice, along with raw oysters, clams, and both crawfish and Dungeness crab remoulade. Though it’s portioned to serve at least eight people, my quartet gobbles it up, alternating bites between dips into tart mignonette, brandied tomato, and horseradish mustard sauces. It’s already my favorite dish of 2019. The Little Gem butter lettuce salad, lightly napped with olive oil and lemon and topped with anchovy and crisp prosciutto, precedes a petit course of tagliatelle in a cayenne brown-butter sauce, topped with local escargot. A hearty Ramey chardonnay compliments and stands up to the multiple earthy flavors. Happily, considering our previous portions, our next course is size appropriate: a perfectly medium-rare lamb chop, pistachio crusted and served with a smoky tomato harissa. The dessert platter features the wonders of pastry chef Claudette DeAguero: a clever rum raisin pudding tamal with spicy chocolate sauce—a table favorite. One of the best restaurant reviews I have ever written was about my last visit to the Anasazi, and I am happy to report Chef O’Brien and his team deserve the same praise. And oh— that seafood platter!—JV Anasazi Restaurant—113 Washington Ave, ($$$) Left: Crispy pork belly and smoked scallops in a spicy piquillo pepper sauce are a favorite appetizer at the Anasazi Restaurant.

Above: The Teahouse's rich Hungarian beef stew is served with polenta, bread, and a salad. At upper left is a Sicilian caprese salad—tomato slices layered with burrata cheese, pine nuts, golden raisins, and capers.

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The desserts come in huge portions, and the chocolate decadence, with its indulgent layers of mousse and ganache, may well be the best chocolate cake in town. The tiramisu and strawberry shortcake (with tender scones instead of biscuits) could serve a family of four, and both are scrumptious. The wine list is concise, but a hearty Justin Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon goes great with the rich sauces, and a crisp Orvieto signals the beginning of summer. Let the staff educate you on their teas from the voluminous list. Ours, a 2001 vintage oak barrel aged pu-erh, was turbo-charged and packed a heady, earthy punch. Brisk tea, tasty Italian, and so much more: delizioso. The Teahouse—821 Canyon Rd, ($$)

Above: The Anasazi's gigantic seafood tower is designed to satisfy several people with generous helpings of lobster, crab, oysters, shrimp, and more.

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It’s not only chefs and restaurateurs who want to know where their tomatoes, carrots, and chard originate. In addition to visiting our world-class Santa Fe Farmers Market, you can now join its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Each week, subscribers receive a box full of the freshest and ripest produce local farms have to offer. Each box contains six to eight items, and the fun begins on July 3—simply pick up your stash between 3–6 PM. To subscribe visit the CSA booth at the weekly market or go to I can’t wait to see what I get! At the classy Bar Castañeda, in the lovingly restored Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico, bar manager and mixologist extraordinaire Andrew Szeman has created a fantastic drink menu with a lengthy list of delicious-sounding cocktails, many of which pay tribute to the Castañeda’s Harvey House history. Sample The Harvey Girl, The Judy, or the kick-ass Driving the Train, fueled with Powers Irish whiskey, espresso, brown sugar, and coffee liqueur. Szeman also reintroduced me to a perfectly shaken daiquiri, and it was so refreshing I have deemed it my drink of the season—we New Mexicans love our margaritas, but I’m jumping ship! The way to fully enjoy your visit is to stay at the glorious, recently reopened hotel, If you do book a stay, watch for the opening of Chef Sean Sinclair’s Kin restaurant later this summer. The talented young chef headed north earlier this year after a stint at The Inn and Spa at Loretto’s Luminaria restaurant. Las Vegas is already a popular tourist spot, and I predict Sinclair will make it a culinary destination for foodies from across the nation; watch this space! Back in Santa Fe, the spanking-new Jimmy D’s has taken up residency in the space most recently housing Santa Fe Bite. The buzz is that this new notch on the NM Fine Dining group belt will offer a large menu celebrating great American cuisine in a casual diner setting. Think fried chicken and waffles, turkey pot pies, country fried steak, et al. Open seven days a week from 7 AM to 9 PM, it is blocks from my house, so I expect it will become my local. It’s shaping up to be a delicious summer! —JV 94

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nor t h ern new me x ico ’ s fine s t d ining e x perience s Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 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. Happy Hour Monday to Friday 3–6 pm and 10–CL. All tap beer and appetizers on special! Award Winning Caterer! Look for us on the Food Network. 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 awardwinning 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 Flamenco 135 W Palace, 2nd floor 505-209-1302, El Flamenco de Santa Fe offers the best of Southern Spain in Santa Fe! Authentic Spanish Tapas, a great wine selection and resident flamenco company Antonio Granjero + Entreflamenco. This restaurant/cabaret is the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award winner to the City of Santa Fe. Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening of Tapas, Wine and live performance at El Flamenco! Open nightly during high season from 6:30–11 pm. Doors open for Tapas at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30, Sunday brunch-matinee at 1:30 pm. El Mesón 213 Washington, 505-983-6756 A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm. La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232 La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We

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feature New American West cuisine, an awardwinning 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.

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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 Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am–8:30 pm, closed Mondays. Breakfast served on weekends from 8:30–10:30 am. Shop our online store.

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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113 Washington, 505-988-3236 Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich culture and culinary history, fusing old world techniques with modern innovative recipes and thoughtful menu creation. Executive Chef, Peter O’Brien’s menus embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and Native heritage. Consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe, offering guests a comfortable dining experience with sophisticated but approachable dishes. Santa Fe’s only Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas, Social Hour Sunday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings.

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Cafe Sonder

326 South Guadalupe, 505-982-9170 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.

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35˚ North Coffee 60 E San Francisco St, 505-983-6138 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.

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.

Plaza Café

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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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Through June 2 New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Festival Taco wars, rooftop yoga, and a celebration of the cocktail. Free–$250, times and locations vary, June 1–2 Spring and Fiber Fest: Life on the Trails of the Southwest Learn about life on a colonial-era ranch along the Camino Real. Also: sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning, and weaving. $6–$8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, June 7–23 CURRENTS New Media Installations, performances, and exhibits of art incorporating digital and electronic media, 3-D printing, and other technology. Prices, times, and locations vary, June 8 Folk Art Flea For its 10th year, the Museum of International Folk Art’s flea market is moving outdoors. Toys, textiles, jewelry, and masks—something for everyone. Free, 10 am–3 pm, Milner Plaza on Museum Hill, 706 Camino Lejo, June 8–9 Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Arts and crafts of all sorts to support activities for people of all ages with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges. Free, 9 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, June 14–15 ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour Galleries and restaurants team up with hors d’oeuvres and art in this fundraiser for ARTsmart. Canyon Road Friday night, Downtown Saturday evening. $45 for both nights, 5–8 pm, Canyon Road and Downtown, June 14–16 InterPlanetary Festival Space enthusiasts gather for live concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, interactive expo booths, food, drink, art, and more. Free, times vary, Santa Fe Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, June 15–16 Herb and Lavender Festival Over 20 vendors sell products made with lavender and other herbs. Lectures and handson activities also. $6–$8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, June 19–22 Rodeo de Santa Fe Four nights of rodeo competition and entertainment. Mutton bustin’ at 6:30 pm each night. $10–$37, 7 pm, Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo 96

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Grounds, 3237 Rodeo Rd, June 19–August 9 Santa Fe Bandstand Music of all genres fills the downtown Plaza five nights a week and Southside SWAN Park Saturdays in July. Free, times vary, June 28–29 Santa Fe Fashion Week Fashion shows on the runway and in the gardens bring haute couture to the high desert. Times and prices vary, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Buffalo Thunder Trail off US Hwy 285, June 28–August 24 The Santa Fe Opera Puccini’s La bohème, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, The Pearl Fishers, Jenůfa, and the world premiere of Grimm’s fairytale–inspired The Thirteenth Child. $35–$310, 8:30 pm June–July, 8 pm August, The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, June 29 Pride on the Plaza Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance presents the annual celebration of LGBTQ pride. Free, 12–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, June 29–September 3 Entreflamenco Antonio Granjero, Estefania Ramirez, and their company of dancers and musicians, Entreflamenco, present Spanish flamenco. $25–$40, 7:30 pm, El Flamenco, 135 W Palace,


July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza Pancakes, coffee, music on the bandstand, an arts and crafts fair, and vintage automobiles have made this event a summer favorite for over 40 years. Sponsored by the Rotary Club, proceeds benefit local charities. $8–$10, 7 am–12 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, July 6–7 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival The New Mexico Wine and Grape Growers Association presents wine, food, music, and arts and crafts. $18, 12–6 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, July 12–14 International Folk Art Market Arts and crafts from all corners of the earth, made and sold by artisans from 100 countries. Events, times, and prices of events vary; see website for details. Museum Hill, 700 block of Camino Lejo, July 12–21 Santa Fe Art Week The city celebrates art and artists with exhibits, demonstrations, talks, and more. Events, times, locations, and prices of events vary; see website for details. July 13 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ASFB presents Beautiful Decay, an evening-

length ballet by Nicolo Fonte. Ticket prices TBA, 8 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, July 14–August 19 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Soloists and ensembles large and small perform the compositions of new and old masters. $15–$90, times vary, St. Francis Auditorium, 207 W Palace, and Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, July 18–21 Art Santa Fe Modern and contemporary art from around the world in a juried show, plus entertainment and events. Times and ticket prices vary, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, July 19 Bel Canto Gala An elegant dining experience celebrating SITE Santa Fe’s Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera exhibition with its artists. $1,000, 6:30–9:30 pm, $150 for Bel Canto Opera Ball and Dance Party, 9 pm–midnight, SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, July 20–21 ¡Viva México! Fiesta Music, culture, food, and art from our neighbor to the south. $6–$8, 10 am–4 pm, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, July 20–21 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild Paintings, pottery, woodcarvings, and art glass will be among the media on display. Free, 10 am–5 pm, Cathedral Park, 213 Cathedral Pl, July 20–August 9 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Music of the French baroque era, a celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman, and concert of works by James Whitbourn, Bach, and more. $20–$75, times and locations vary, July 27–28 Traditional Spanish Market Artists working in traditional Spanish Colonial media and methods fill the Plaza and surrounding areas. Free, 8 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, July 27–28 Contemporary Hispanic Market Art in many media created by artists of Hispanic descent who work outside the Spanish Colonial traditions. Free, 8 am–5 pm, Lincoln Ave, Copyright 2019. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Santa Fean (ISSN 1094-1487) Volume 47, Number 3, June/July 2019. Santa Fean is published bimonthly by Bella Media, LLC, at Pacheco Park, 1512 Pacheco St, Ste D-105, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA, Phone (505) 983-1444. © Copyright 2019 by Bella Media, LLC. All rights reserved. CPM # 40065056. Basic annual subscription rate is $14.95. Annual subscription rates for Canada and Mexico is $24.95; other international countries $39.95. U.S. single-copy price is $5.99. Back issues are $6.95 each. Periodicals postage paid at Santa Fe, NM and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to Santa Fean, P.O. Box 16946, North Hollywood, CA 91615-6946. Subscription Customer Service: Santa Fean, P.O. Box 16946, North Hollywood, CA 91615-6946, Phone 818-286-3165, fax 800-869-0040,, Monday–Friday, 7 am–5 pm PST.

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