HSFF MONTHLY EZINES
The Historic Santa Fe Foundation started publishing its eZine in 2014, in addition to the printed newsletters. In the monthly issues, we present book reviews, interviews, articles and HSFF related news. We aspire to create an easily accessible magazine/newsletter that updates our membership of HSFF events and activities and engages new audiences with the preservation and storytelling efforts of our foundation. Some of El Zaguán's artists-in-residence provide the images and design, and staff and volunteers strive to captivate our readers with inviting content. Please download and enjoy.
July 2019: We held our annual Members’ Garden Party where the Board of Directors officially created the Mac Watson Fellowship Program in honor of his long and dedicated service in directing the Foundation.
The speaker was Lisa Roach, the newly appointed Manager of the City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division. We have dedicated this entire eZine to her elegant and wise lecture, unedited.
June 2019: In this issue, Historic Santa Fe Foundation Development Coordinator Melanie McWhorter reviews the new book New Mexico’s Palace of the Governors: Highlights from the Collection and Preservation Specialist Mara Saxer interviews the 2019 Faith and John Gaw Meem Trades Intern Ramon Dorado.
May 2019: Historic Santa Fe Foundation Executive Director Pete Warzel speaks about the annual Heritage Preservation Awards and our honoree for 2019: Scott and Cornelia Tobey, owners of the Arthur Boyle House. Warzel gives a brief history of the annual ceremony, HSFF’s Register of Properties Worthy of Preservation, and the stewardship efforts of the Tobey’s in maintaining this historic property.
April 2019: We presents two book reviews by HSFF’s Executive Director Pete Warzel of Jim Sagel’s novel Some Are Born under a Star: A Northern New Mexico Novel and Doug Lynam’s From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk’s Financial Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy and Why That’s Okay. Finally, Melanie McWhorter speaks about a recent visit to Los Luceros Historic Site before our upcoming HSFF Stewards membership event at this historic location in May 2019. More info on the Stewards membership can be found at historicsantafe.org/stewards.
March 2019: In this issue, we publish a book review by Pete Warzel of Frank Graziano’s Historic Churches of New Mexico Today and New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Instructor Tom Miller talks about the exhibition currently on display at El Zaguán that was conceived, installed and marketed by the school’s Junior Conceptual Concerns
February 2019: In this issue, we offer the introduction of the Master Plan for El Zaguán and a piece on Historic Santa Fe Foundation’s Stewards group as we head into its fourth year.
January 2019: We offer a book review by Melanie McWhorter of Museum of New Mexico Press’ Buried Cars: Excavations from Stonehenge to the Grand Canyon and an interview with photographer Frank Blazquez on the occasion of his exhibition that was at HSFF’s El Zaguán in January 2019.
December 2018: In this issue, we offer a book review by Pete Warzel of Museum of New Mexico Press’ Los Luceros: New Mexico’s Morning Star and an interview with Tom Leech of the Palace of the Governors Printing Press.
November 2018: We offer two book reviews of recent Museum of New Mexico Press books: Pete Warzel reviews Painted Reflections: Isometric Design in Pueblo Pottery and Melanie McWhorter looks at Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives Collection: Images in Silver.
October 2018: In this issue, Mara Saxer discusses what has happened with the repairs of this wall outside HSFF’s offices at El Zaguán and what to expect in the future. We also offer a recap of the Artists Homes Tour, conducted in early October 2018, and present a review of the new University of New Mexico book on the mysterious and almost mythical figure of Estaban.
September 2018: In this issue: a book review by Pete Warzel on Early Rock Art of the American West: The Geometric Enigma; Melanie McWhorter on The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre; some illustrations from the exhibition Zozobra Invades Canyon Road; and some photos from El Zaguán front entrance wall repair.
July 2018: For this issue of the eZine, we offer an interview with Kelly Finley Davis, our new intern working on the listing of The Pinos Ranch House for our Register of Properties Worthy of Preservation. Finley Davis is a graduate student at UNM and we are pleased to partner with the University’s Architecture and Planning Program and the State Historic Preservation Office on the project.
We also present a book review of Brett Hendrickson’s The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America’s Miraculous Church, and the artist feature is on the occasion of this month’s El Zaguán exhibition, The Color of Light: Plein Air Pastels of Sally Hayden von Conta. von Conta’s work is on display in El Zaguán through July 28, 2018. We hope you enjoy this issue of the monthly eZine.
June 2018: For this issue of the eZine, HSFF Executive Director Pete Warzel tells of our recent efforts to establish and fund a program focused on including more properties and resources on HSFF's Register of Properties Worthy of Preservation in collaboration with University of New Mexico and valuable oversight provided by members of New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. We also include an interview with Don Usner, a photographer, writer and member of Chimayó Cultural Preservation Association. We also present the work of Jim Gautier and Kuzana Ogg – Gautier is a photographer who has been a supporter of HSFF through his artwork sales and Ogg is a painter and current resident artist of HSFF.
May 2018: We are very excited about this issue of the eZine where we offer some details about the City of Santa Fe’s Historic Preservation Division in an interview with its manager David Rasch. Rasch’s name may be familiar to many in Santa Fe and for this unaware of his specific role, we are happy to offer some details for our community and beyond.
We also offer a review of the new book of essays on the Southwest by Joshua Wheeler titled Acid West by HSFF Executive Director Pete Warzel. Finally, finishing up this issue is a long piece from the Bulletin Archives on Carlos Vierra House. The Vierra House is the location for the June 2018 Stewards Members gathering.
April 2018: In this issue of the eZine, we offer an interview with HSFF Stewards member Billy Schenck. HSFF’s Executive Director Pete Warzel made a visit to Schenck’s studio and familiarized himself with his collection of Native American pots, and learned what has inspired his often unclassifiable and unusual Western-genre paintings. We also offer a piece from our bulletin arives on the Cross of the Martyrs, currently an HSFF owned property, and a few photos of the much-needed repairs on the stairs leading up to the monument. Please enjoy this issue and happy spring.
March 2018: We offer an essay by El Zaguán resident Sarah Stark titled Reading Hard Fiction and Preaching to the Choir with her reading list of suggested fictional novels. We also reproduce an article on El Zaguán from the 1977 HSFF Bulletin and finish this eZine with a piece by our gardener Linda Churchill on spring in New Mexico.
February 2018: We offer a sweet interview with El Zaguán' 7 ½-year-old artist Jack Stark Dudzik coinciding with his February 2018 exhibition at El Zaguán titled Jack Stark Dudzik and Sarah Stark: Mother-Son. The dual artist-in-residence exhibition continues through March 2, 2018. We also reproduce an article from the 1982 HSFF Bulletin, The “New-Old Santa Fe Style” of 1915: Results of the “Chamber of Commerce Architectural Prize Contest” surprisingly awarded to two very noted Santa Fe architects.
December 2017: In this issue of the eZine, we share a book review by Pete Warzel, of Beverley Spears’ Early Churches of Mexico: An Architect’s View, an introduction to our legacy giving program SIEMPRE SOCIETY, and the many ways to support and shop with Historic Santa Fe Foundation for holiday gifts.
November 2017: In this issue of the eZine, we share a book review by Pete Warzel on Fresh Farm Journey: Santa Fe Farmers Market Cookbook (https://www.farmfreshjourney.com/) along with numerous illustrations from photographer and author Douglas Merriam and include a lengthy interview with HSFF Board Director, scholar and researcher Linda Tigges on her newest book, Spanish Colonial Women and the Law: Complaints, Lawsuits and Criminal Behavior. Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697-1749.
October 2017: In this issue of the eZine, we briefly mention the changes to the building and grounds of El Zaguán and our gardeners provide a beautiful update on the fall care of its Garden. We include an announcement about a Willard Clark print donation and fundraising sale and, finally, display a sample of photographs from the life of Olive Rush. We hope you enjoy this issue.
September 2017: In this issue of the eZine, we announce a new addition to the Register of Resources Worthy of Preservation, a special fundraising event in Chimayo, our September and October exhibtions in El Zaguán. Finally, HSFF’s Executive Director shares a visit with writer and farmer Stanley Crawford.
August 2017: In this issue of the eZine, we re-introduce some of our new Board Members and one staff person, present an article by the 2017 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Intern Janell Keyser on the preservation of Casita Martina in Chimayo, and a book review of Chip Cowell’s Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture.
June 2017: This issue features a book review of Out There, a novel by El Zaguán resident Sarah Stark; an interview with the 2017 Faith and John Gaw Meem Intern Janell Keyser; and images of 2017 Heritage Preservation Awards.
May 2017: The May 2017 issue features a book review of Stanley Crawford's new book Village: A Novel, an interview with El Zaguán Artist-in-Residence Jean Fogel Zee and images of adobe brick making from HSFF and Cornerstone's weekly community event in May at historical buildings in Santa Fe.
April 2017: Inside this edition please find the calendar for the above events and more, including an interview with our new tenant at El Zaguán, Sarah Stark, as questioned by our staff associate Jacqueline Hill. Sarah is a teacher in Santa Fe and an award-winning novelist. We also review the photo-heavy book La Fonda, Then and Now.
March 2017: In this issue of the eZine we feature an interview with Irvin Trujillo, a seventh generation Rio Grande weaver whose tapestries are currently on display at El Zaguan. Deborah Lawrence shares a review of Jann Haynes Gilmore’s book Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony. We also welcome Anna Booth as our new artist-in-residence.
February 2017: The Old Santa Fe Association (OSFA) has reached its 90th anniversary – an amazing milestone. We at HSFF want to recognize and applaud that and have focused this issue of our eZine on OSFA.
January 2017: We have bid farewell to 2016 and thrown open our arms to welcome the new year. HSFF kicked off 2017 in fantastic form with an art exhibit opening on January 6th. Cornerstones: Photographs by Jim Gautier runs through January 31, 2017.
December 2016: We interview Caitlin Olsen, the new Development Associate at HSFF and also review the book Ladies of the Canyons written by Lesley Poling-Kempes and reviewed by Alan Peters.
November 2016: We offer a book review by Pete Warzel on The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrection of Francis Schlatter and a piece by photographer Gustavo Castilla on wet-plate photography and working with El Zaguán artist resident Anna Yarrow on the collaborative exhibition ANNA.
October 2016: For this issue of the eZine we offer a book review by Deborah and Jon Lawrence on Over the Santa Fe Trail to Mexico: The Travel Diaries and Autobiography of Dr. Rowland Willard and a piece on Agua Fria by Agua Fria Village Association's William Mee.
September 2016: This issue of the eZine features an inteview with HSFF resident artist Max-Carlos Martinez on the occasion of his exhibition Paintings 2015-2016 in El Zaguán's sala. Elizabeth V. Johnson, HSFF volunteer and Santa Fe Master Gardener, provides a wonderful evaluation of the essential book for any New Mexico gardener: Baker Morrow's Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes (Copies of this book are available at the HSFF Shop). Finally, Debbie and Jon Lawrence review James F. Brooks' Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre. We hope you enjoy this issue.
July 2016: This issue of the monthly eZine contains an review of Contesting the Borderlands written by HSFF Executive Director Pete Warzel, an interview with this year's Faith and John Gaw Meem Intern Mhd Alaa Eddin Arar, and a special thanks to our archives committee.
June 2016: This issue of the monthly eZine hosts a brief piece on the Heritage Preservation Awards, an interview with El Zaguan artist-in-residence and eZine creator Dominic Cappello, and From the Archives feature on The Delgado House. Finally, Debbie Lawrence offers a review of Nancy Owen Lewis' new book Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health.
May 2016: Please enjoy the May 2016 eZine with From the Archives on St. Catherine's Industrial Indian School, State Historian Rick Hendricks on the New Mexico Historical Society's Annual Conference and a fun featured article on the trails of identifying buildings in photographs.
April 2016: Please enjoy the April 2016 eZine with information on Mother's Day in Barrio de Analco along East de Vargas Street, an interview with artist Nicola Heindl, a review of Peter Nabokov's reprint of The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo and How the World Moves
March 2016: Please enjoy the third eZine of 2016 with an interview with HSFF's Office Manager Jacqueline Hill and HSFF Board Treasurer John Hufnagle on life and art and From the Archives on Sena Plaza.
February 2016: Please enjoy the second eZine of 2016 with an interview with the new St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt and architect Barbara Felix, and From the Archives on the Hinojos House.