Santa Fe’s Art of Home Tour

If you’re like us, you love getting to see other people’s homes, especially luxurious ones decorated with art. For Santa Fe’s annual Art of Home Tour, part of ARTFeast, local Realtor Santa Fe Properties opens some of their luxury home collection to visitors. They team up with a local gallery who provides art for each home. This year the tour took place on Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd and 23rd. (ARTFeast is always the last full weekend in February). We made it to four of the seven houses on the tour.

The arts and crafts house at 334 Garcia /treet, photo/ Steve Collins

The arts and crafts house at 334 Garcia /treet, photo/ Steve Collins

We started at 334 Garcia Street. This historic home, dating to the 1930s was designed by Rapp and Rapp the firm that designed both the New Mexico Museum of Art in 1912 and La Fonda on the Plaza in 1922. The arts and crafts era house, set back from the road retains many of its period details. It is a gem. The art in the home was provided by Gerald Peters Gallery.

The high-ceilinged interior of 318 Delgado St., photo/Steve Collins

The vaulted-ceilinged interior of 318 Delgado St., photo/Steve Collins

Our next stop, 318 Delgado Street, was another period home from the 1930s, but this one had been recently “re-visioned and recreated”. The home has a contemporary feel that has what the brochure called, “a plethora of surfaces and textures”.  The contemporary art showcased in the home was from Ernesto Mayans Gallery.

The original Shepherd's bed dting ti the 1700s at 831 El Caminito, photo Steve Collins

The original Shepherd’s bed dating ti the 1700s at 831 El Caminito, photo Steve Collins

The original portion of the now 10,000 square foot house, at 831 El Caminito, dates to the 1700s. Luckily, the home’s original shepherd’s fireplace survived the additions and renovations the home has seen its long history. Bobby Beals of Beals & Co., the innovative impresario of the Santa Fe Gallery scene, teamed up with designer Erica Ortiz and the Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery to decorate this rambling space. The home meanders with one interesting room leading to another. Walking through it was a journey of discovery. Beals brought a few of the artists he represents who were creating art on the spot. There were two sculptors working in the home: clay to bronze sculptor, Michael Peralta and clay artist Jarrett West. They were joined by young Albuquerque artist, David Santiago who works primarily in charcoals. He had his easel set up in one of the front rooms. All the art displayed by the various galleries on the tour was for sale. We left here with one of Santiago’s prints in hand. In keeping with his showmanship, Beals also provided a but of music. He engaged New Mexico Music Awards Winner DJ C-Darth who was accompanied by bass player, Case Tanner. They greeted visitors as they entered the front courtyard.

Artist Charles Veilleux's mixed media piece at 707 E Palace, photo Steve Collins

Artist Charles Veilleux’s mixed media piece at 707 E Palace, photo Steve Collins

Our last stop was at the La Vereda Compound at 707 East Palace Avenue. The three-story end unit, featuring a passive solar sunroom showcased artists from Mark White Fine Art. We stopped to chat with mixed- media/acrylic artist Charles Veilleux who is about to move to Florida. I fell in love with his textured mixed-media piece that incorporated pop-top can pulls.

We would have done more but it was 4pm and closing time. The Art of Home Tour will be back same time next year and we will too. Will you be joining us?

Read more about ARTFeast
Santa Fe art: It’s time for ARTFeast
ARTFeast Santa Fe – Edible Art Tour 2014

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Santa Fe’s Art of Home Tour”

  1. Agness
    February 28, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

    Lovely place I must admit. Worth paying a short visit :)!

    • Billie Frank
      March 1, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      We love these home tours- the houses are almost always fab.

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