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Artist John Nieto

American contemporary artist John Nieto (1936-2018) focused on Western and Native American subject matter during his successful and illustrious career, which was jump-started by his grandmother, Maria Gonzales.

April 21, 2021
Ten Thousand Waves

Duke Klauck discovered the joy of soaking in hot springs during the three years he traveled and lived out of his van in the late 1970s. As the founder and owner of Santa Fe’s Japanese-style spa, Ten Thousand Waves, he takes great pleasure in knowing that guests from around the world are enjoying the outdoor bathing experience as much as he does.

April 14, 2021
Photography ©Avery Pearson.

Heather McKearnan is a popular bartender at El Rey Court’s La Reina bar, a community favorite. The mezcal and tequila bar is part of the historic 86-room boutique hotel on Route 66 in Santa Fe. After all, it’s only fitting that a king (el rey) has a queen (la reina).

April 10, 2021
A display at Tierra Mar Gallery

The vision of Tierra Mar Gallery, founded by Brenda and Glenn Renner, resonates now more than ever. “It’s about the experience of art,” says Glenn. “Especially after we’ve all been locked up for the pandemic, we believe the chance to interact with beauty and creativity in the physical world is still essential.”

April 10, 2021
Los Luceros Historic Site

If the Rio Grande could talk, it would tell you about Indigenous people who sustained themselves along its banks for millennia. At least 700 year ago, the Tewa village of Phiogeh was established, and their farmers grew the three sisters — corn, beans and squash — as well as cotton and amaranth.

April 9, 2021
Helen K. Tindel, Time to Bloomwatercolor and ink on rag mat board with resin

Although she is the fourth generation in a dynasty of accomplished women artists, Helen K. Tindel wasn’t eager to inherit the mantle from her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

March 22, 2021
The focal point of the spacious living area is White Buffalo Calf Woman, oil on canvas, by Santa Fean artist C.J. Wells

By the time Susan and Joe Malaga were ready to build a custom home in Santa Fe, they knew exactly what they wanted: a high-quality home with a timeless design.

March 7, 2021
Squash blossom necklace in silver and turquoise by artist Charley Leekya.

The squash blossom necklace evolved over several centuries, and although its history is rooted in non-Native culture, the style has become synonymous with Southwestern American Indian jewelry.

March 7, 2021
John Rochester

John Rochester, who describes his role at Morgan Stanley as “a senior vice president, wealth ad-visor,” has been involved in charitable activities with local and national organizations since the late 1980s.

March 7, 2021
Sarah Stolar (left) and Merlene Schain (right)

The love between Merlene Schain and Sarah Stolar runs deep and strong. This mother–daughter duo of artists not only share studio space in Santa Fe, but a bond that nothing — not even Alzheimer’s disease afflicting Schain — can break.

March 3, 2021
One-of-a-kind knives handcrafted by Santa Fe Stoneworks.

If it can fit onto a knife handle, William Wirtel knows about it. Not only does he know about it, but he’s probably searched for it, tracked it down, dug it up, cut it, studied it and used it for the handle of one the knives he sells through his business, Santa Fe Stoneworks.

February 25, 2021
The Firebird specializes in water-conserving irrigation systems

The moment for David Rentfrow came when he was hiking with his then twenty-year-old son, Sage, on Tesuque Peak. His son, who had planned to go to college in Missouri, turned to the west, looked at the sun coming down over the Jemez Mountains and said, “Dad, I’m moving here.”

February 25, 2021