4.14.2019

AN EMPORIUM OF DELICIOUS WONDERS - TODOS SANTOS



Photography by C. Whitney-Ward

No stroll through downtown Santa Fe is complete without a visit to the wondrous Chocolate & Confections shop - TODOS SANTOS - tucked into Sena Plaza, just down from Santa Fe's  historic Plaza. You can't miss the wildly-festooned front door and when you step inside all your senses will be rewarded, especially since Easter is just around the corner...



Both the chocolates and the packaging are amazing and owner Hayward Simoneaux, who opened this tasty wonderland in 1999, is the wizard behind it  all.



Almost too lovely to open...










And, if anyone wants to gift me with an Easter treasure...this would be it!!!!

TODOS  SANTOS

Chocolates & Confections
126 E. Palace -Inside Sena Plaza Courtyard

505.982.3855

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Chasing Artist of the Week



"Renewal" oil on panel, 11" x 14" $800


'Spring Snow" - oil on panel, 12" x 16" $900


"Winter Wander" - oil on panel, 12" x 12" $800

Santa Fe Artist, James Trigg

James Trill is a nationally-acclaimed, award-wining impressionist fine artist, specializing in painting the magnificent vistas of the American 
Southwest, particularly the villages and missions of Northern New Mexico.

www.jamestrigg.com

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“A GALLERY & BOUTIQUE OF TREASURES”

"Chasing adores this gorgeous shop that combines high-end consigned
clothing/boots/jewelry with a smattering of antiques from their
next door shop - SAL HAMDY ANTIQUES!"

801 CERRILLOS ROAD – SANTA FE
Look for the black awnings!
Parking out front.


T. 575-741-0360
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WHEREVER YOU TURN, THERE'S A PHOTOGRAPH WAITING TO HAPPEN!



Carvings at La Fonda on the Plaza


Full moon over Santa Fe


Spring at Sena Plaza


Santa Fe's gorgeous Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi



The marvelous cat is a sculpture, the cowboy is real!

Photography by C. Whitney-Ward


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4.06.2019

THE EXUBERANT WORLD OF KAY KHAN


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Photography by C. Whitney-Ward
Serene, elegant and soft spoken, Santa Fe artist, KAY KHAN creates exuberant sculptural pieces from silk, felt, and myriad fabrics that are stitched and layered with words and images that result in shapes and surfaces that are lush and textural poetry.   Avid collectors and admirers crowded the opening of her visually-stunning show at the GOLDLEAF GALLERY this Friday. Take a look....

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K A Y   K H A N   

RAVEL - APRIL 5TH - MAY 31, 2019

GOLDLEAF GALLERY
627 W. Alameda Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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I would like to thank the following for their support of
CHASING SANTA FE.


AN EMERGING CONTEMPORARY ARTIST - BO BRUMBLE

"Chasing loves the texture and movement of these paintings?"

Revolution ll -  24 x 36 mixed media on canvas -$2,500
Cat Dream - 18 x 24 mixed media on canvas - $1,000

Music Man - 24 x 36 mixed media on canvas - $1,000

CONTACT: BO BRUMBLE
505.469.0891

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3.31.2019

AMERIND MUSEUM, RESEARCH CENTER AND ART GALLERY - REVISITED *

The distance between Tucson and Dragoon, Arizona is a mere 63 miles, but if you've never driven through the Little Dragoon Mountains and visited the dramatic landscape of The Texas Canyon, you're in for a visual/otherworldly treat. Giant, 55 million-year-old, naturally-weathered rock formations stand tall and perfectly balanced as if a Paul Bunyon'esque sculptor honed and carved his way through tons of quartz manzonite - leaving his 'unsigned' artwork for all to admire. 



Stephen Ogle photo





And tucked into this wondrous rock theater is the equally enthralling - AMERIND MUSEUM, RESEARCH CENTER AND ART GALLERY, a non-profit repository of a world-class private collection of Native American art and artifacts from the entire western hemisphere. 


Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton and Rose Hayden Fulton to preserve the works of Native American people and the fine art of the American West, the Amerind devoted its' first 50 years to archaeological research, excavation, analysis, and publication. Today, the Museum and the Art Gallery take center stage, and the public is invited to visit and wander the impressive collections. 


Executive Director, Dr. Christine R. Szuter gave me a private tour and a wonderful peek into the Amerind's library, study storage collection and the Fulton's original home - a rare and delightful treat.  
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THE MUSEUM

 Photo courtesy of Arizona Daily Star - A. Z. Araiza  

Donated by a member





 This wonderful basket was discovered in a shallow cave in 1910 and is attributed to the Chiricahua Apache who lived in the canyon where it was found. 


This 3-foot tall basket was made for sale by a Western Apache artist and purchased at a store that sold Native American Arts & Crafts; it's illustrated with an impressive 175 figures and made of 
 willow, devil's claw and yucca root.


After visiting the first floor gallery, Christine took me down to study storage where hundreds of Native American arts and crafts are waiting to be cataloged and studied before wending their way into exhibits. There was so much to see that I can only share a few photographs.



And a gorgeous desk caught my eye...





Just behind the Museum is the Fulton's original home. What a delight to walk through and 
capture with my lens...This lovely space is now used for board meetings, seminars 
and visiting scholars.





















Then we walked over to the...

FULTON-HAYDEN MEMORIAL ART GALLERY
a showcase for exhibiting contemporary indigenous artists and other contemporary artists of the American West, in addition to showing works from the permanent collection.



Before stepping inside I had some camera fun...






 Upstairs was a fun exhibit by Chippewa Artist Daniel Ramirez...





 And then Christine showed me the 

FULTON-HAYDEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY

a repository of an impressive 22,000 volume collection of books and professional journals, as well as extensive information on the Amerind's ethnographic object collection. Amerind Foundation members and visiting researchers can make an appointment to use the library's resources.

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THE AMERIND MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

DRAGOON, ARIZONA



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Thank you Christine for taking the time to show me around the AMERIND

*First published on Chasing Santa Fe 4/28/2017