Juan Siddi Flamenco & Friends
Fast hot sleek sexy… Tango isn’t just a dance, it’s a culture. Realized in sweeping graceful lines with dancing shadow, brilliant color and exquisite plays of light in this spectacular piece by CKCooper. The sculpture by itself is stunning. By simply shining a light on the wire mesh of the sculpture, you gain an unbelievably lifelike shadow on the wall behind the piece. CK works under a spot light in a darkened studio to sculpt the shadows perfectly. These incredible works are all handmade using only simple hand tools. No forms or molds are ever used, so each sculpture will vary slightly from the others in the edition. Tango is available worldwide in an edition of only 250 sculptures. 26" x 9" x 5" | powder coated steel
Enjoy a private recital in your home! You and your guests will be serenaded by two of The Symphonys exceptional musicians: Concertmaster David Felberg and Principal Flutist Jesse Tatum. rnrn
Enjoy a three-night, two-day fishing and Outdoor Exploration package for two people at the renowned and exclusive Vermejo Park Ranch in Raton, New Mexico, owned by Ted Turner, set amidst 920 square miles of pristine mountain wilderness and featured in Architectural Digest, Ranches of the American West, and National Geographic Magazine. This package includes three nights of lodging, three meals daily, all non-alcoholic beverages and fishing for two guests. Good for this summer season from May 10, 2019 through August 31, 2019.
Marla Allison is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and is inspired by family, traditions, and Laguna pottery. She is represented in many museums and private collections. Her works are abstract with some realism, and this is reflected in the violin she created. The vivid colors and the use of gold leaf, result in a unique work of art. Upon completion, she had a luthier/violinist play the violin for her to hear the music it makes before donating it to The Symphony. Allison is represented by Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe.
An Evening Out for You and 8 of Your Closest Friends (10 Total) enjoying Friendship, Conversation, Wine, Private 4-Course (plus Passed Hors d’oeuvres) Celebrity Chef-Prepared Dinner & String Quartet Recital. This experience also includes a personal consultation with Chef Wrede as he outlines his plans for the evening’s menu and a pre event tour of the home you’ll be hosting in.
Mix it up! The winner of this exclusive dining experience in your home features Mixology Maestro Daniel Crupi Executive Chef Guillermo Figueroa. Yes, own very Executive Director and Principal Conductor are partnering in your kitchen and bar to bring you a fantastic night of dinner, cocktails, and great conversation! Dinner to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date within one year of the auction. For up to six guests (not including mixologist and chef).
Aluminum sculpture by Santa Fe artist Siri Hollander. The sculpture of this bull is s 15.5 x 19 x 6.5 in; 41 x 48 x 18 cm, with a value of $5,000. Siri still follows an entirely instinctive approach to art — and to life itself. When she walks out the door of her desert house to her “studio,” which she describes as a carport-like porch that allows her to work with metal and cement unconcerned over making a mess, she lets the moment take command. “It’s however the wind blows,” she says. “Sometimes I start something and get distracted and start something else. Just the act of making something carries everything. It tells you what to do and quiets the buzz in your head.”rnrnIn the same vein, Siri doesn’t let precise measurements rule her work. “I can guarantee the proportions will not be correct. That’s just the way my eyes see things. It’s so wrong that it’s right,” she says, revealing that she is dyslexic. “Really lifelike pieces are very annoying. They’re overdone,” she asserts. “The looser the lines, the more I like it. If you are trying to ‘bring life’ to something that is not alive, it is just a lot of work in the wrong direction. Whatever comes out is best — and that is often an abstract line.” Indeed, sometimes, the skewed perspectives of shadows that Siri sees while riding horses inspire her to put a smaller head on a frame with elongated limbs.rnrnWhen asked what she does by people who don’t know her, she simply says, “I make giant horses. The pieces mostly involve welding, so I guess I am a welder.” That humble response belies what Siri accomplishes. Her work encompasses a range of animals (including bulls, deer, and wolves), as well as human forms (typically in truncated fashion like Roman sculptures — a modus operandi she attributes in part to leaving home at the age of 15 and traveling through Europe). She describes her work as “contemporary, but semi-abstract; in paintings, it would be Impressionist.”
Don't miss this opportunity to have a private harp solo recital in your home featuringrnAnne Eisfeller, The Symphony's principal harpist since its inaugural season andrnveteran of festivals from Assisi, Italy, to the Oregon Coast. The concert will bernperformed on a mutually agreeable date within a year of the auction.rnrn4.rnVermejo Park Ranch Escape
Enjoy an evening in your home with celebrated concert pianist David Geist, performing the music of Broadway and the American Songbook. Geist has enjoyed an illustrious career working on Broadway shows such as Cats, Les Mis, The Lion King, and Wicked. He has performed with world-renowned singers, including Betty Buckley and Hugh Jackman and has worked with composing legends Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Debbie Lujan’s photography is marked by a strong sense of depth and composition. The interactions of light and shadow evoke both movement and internal rhythm. Her photograph “Mystic Clouds,” with the distinctive Pueblo architecture against the breathtaking background of a sunset, is a visual symphony.rnrnNot surprising, since the Taos Pueblo native is a classically trained musician who often plays at the San Juan Symphony Orchestra in Durango, Colorado, and other venues. She started playing the violin when she was 8 years old and went on to study music performance at the University of New Mexico (UNM). “And yet, I have always been a visual artist,” she said. “Art has been a key part of my life for a long time.”rnrnAfter attending UNM, Lujan came back to Taos and opened a gallery, named Summer Rain after her father. At her business, she sells her photographs, her mother’s work and art by other Native American artists. - The Taos News
Working primarily in oils, Stephen Day is a full-time artist living in the Southwest, where he is renowned for his plein air paintings of the local landscape. Painting the beauty of his natural environment is Day's 'first love,' and he frequently paints on location using the smaller works as studies for larger paintings completed in the studio.
Snap up this fabulous dining experience at one of Santa Fe’s most acclaimed restaurants. Warm and inviting, the “Borrego House” was built by Geronimo Lopez in 1756 and boasts thick adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and wood beams—the epitome of elegance, Santa Fe style. Geronimo is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond and Mobil/Forbes 4 Star Awards and was voted into OpenTable’s “Top 100 Restaurants in the Country.” Executive Chef de Cuisine Sllin Cruz creates the stellar “Global Eclectic” menu that changes seasonally.
Custom Spanish wine tasting featuring six wines for 8 people, at winner's home. Wines will be selected in collaboration with the winner. Glassware, tasting notes and setup/breakdown are included.
Few symbols are as universal, nourishing, and as powerful as the Tree of Life. This particular take on the symbol captures the movement of winds, and the forces that flow up from the roots, to the leaves of the tree adorned with diamonds. The image came in a winter dream to our Lead Designer, Helen. The chain is gold-filled. Helen Chantler is the Creative Director and Lead Designer at Reflective Images Jewelry. She was born in England and spent her adolescent years in Southeast Asia. Throughout her life, she has traveled over much of the world in her quest to experience and understand rich cultures that celebrate the human journey. She has spent over twenty-five years developing her own style. She works sculpturally, cutting out tiny pieces of gold and silver, which she overlays. Often she creates base relief images which are contemporary interpretations of ancient designs. It is through her jewelry and wedding rings that she aligns talismanic meaning with ethical sourcing and artisanal design and it is through this process that Helen expresses her concerns for the environment as well as the essential beauty of traditional cultures. For Helen, jewelry will always be more than just fashion. She feels it can help awaken us to beauty and connection.
Santa Fe Cooking School and embellished cutting board.
Known as the Santero de Albuquerque, Roberto Gonzales is an International Award-Winning artist known for his museum quality and cutting-edge style in Santo Making, Spanish Colonial Furniture, Sculpture, and Tin Work. He has won numerous awards, many being Best of Shows. His work is in several Church & Museum Permanent Collections, including the Vatican. rnrnNeed to rewrite (pulled from website) - Known as the Santero de Albuquerque, Roberto is an International Award-Winning artist known for his museum quality and cutting-edge style in Santo Making, Spanish Colonial Furniture, Sculpture, and Tin Work. He has won numerous awards, many being Best of Shows. His work is in several Church & Museum Permanent Collections, including the Vatican. His REREDOS (Altar Screen ) for the victims of 9/11 was named a NATIONAL TREASURE for 2004, being selected as one of America's Top 100 TREASURES by Art & Antiques magazine. He was also the cover story for MEMO, an International Japanese Interior Design Magazine for his unique style of Spanish Colonial and Southwest Style Furniture. Considered a master in furniture construction and design, he will also be the topic of a book entitled World Masters by the same Japanese publisher. His paintings, retablos, and bultos of Our Lady of Guadalupe will also be featured on an upcoming PBS special. Roberto is also the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles including a story on the Vatican Website. His works are a must for the serious collector. RETABLOS: Spanish Colonial Retablos are religious icons painted on pine wood. They are a Spanish Colonial artform developed by Spanish lay people in New Spain, (Spanish New Mexico, USA) during the 18th and 19th centuries. They are usually painted on pine wood with homemade gesso and natural pigments, acrylics, or water-based pigments. Usually sealed with homemade pinon sap varnish, commercial sealers, or beeswax finishes. The wood may be hand-carved, or a smooth surface.
Sterling Silver with 24K gold flakes handmade by Santa Fe jewelry designer Jane Barry.
Treat your friends, family and fellow wine lovers to a private wine class for up to 20 people in Total Wine's store classroom.
The jacket is called "Crossroads" and was inspired by Sarah's recent trip to the Galapagos Islands and the crossroads diverse mix of flora and fauna found there. It can be made in the recipient's size and has a retail value of $975.00. It is made of Turquoise Dupioni silk with a Golden Shantung silk lining and is fully reversible.
Sterling Silver and Blue Laoiz Pendant
We have partnered with Reflective Jewelry, the only Fairtrade Gold jeweler in the US. Fair trade offers the millions of people working in artisan mining in developing countries the best chance to work their way out of poverty and exploitation. Use code SFS at checkout on reflectivejewelry.com, or mention us during a phone order or in-store, and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to us. You can purchase beautiful jewelry AND and support The Santa Fe Symphony at the same time!
Visit Reflective Jewelry‘s website reflectivejewelry.com/all-fair-trade-gold-jewelry and discover their collection of Fair Trade Gold jewelry, handmade by their designers in their Santa Fe studio. Any of their designs can be made in Fair Trade Gold. They can also create custom Fair Trade Gold jewelry. Just contact them with your design ideas and they’ll begin the creative process!