A place of comfort and charm, our one-of-a-kind inn will welcome travelers who search for a deeper connection. From fireplaces in every room, eclectic decor, original artwork around every corner to the woody smells of piñon burning—you don’t just visit Las Palomas, you belong here.
Steps from the Plaza, discover our welcoming compound, tucked away from it all. With light-filled rooms offering comfort and charm, you’ll feel at home in Las Palomas. Some rooms have rustic wooden doors and local artwork and some have vintage mid-century furniture. While no two rooms are alike, every room is a Santa Fe sanctuary, artfully furnished with natural materials of adobe, wood, tile and leather.
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The beauty of the natural world lies in the details
When Canyon Road emerged as Santa Fe’s gallery district in the 1960s and 1970s, many of galleries promoted the innovative work of a new generation of artists who saw their surroundings in fresh, new ways and expressed their vision with new aesthetic ideas and techniques. Today, Canyon Road galleries represent nearly every facet of the art scene in America, and Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art exhibits eclectic, warm, fresh artists, often with a folky sensibility, particularly embracing color and texture. They delight in portraying the world we share.
This late-1890s adobe building houses a truly diverse collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, much of it with a regional and traditional approach, including impressionist New Mexico landscapes, a variety of paintings, sculpture and graphics, and whimsical bronze sculptures of burros, bats, and other animals by outstanding emerging and established artists.
Art star Nocoma Burgess is here, obviously loving colorful contrast and historical imagery. His statement is bold, proud, and direct. Craig Blietz’ representational reflections of his rural environment and all the things within this that intrigue him are here a Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art. His portraits of cattle are classically obvious and beyond beautiful – indeed, they are soulful. You will never look at them the same way. Copper Tritscheller is focused on the “misunderstood animal,” (rats! bats!) and her bronze sculptures open windows in the mind and calm neurosis.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art is classical by nature, but edgy by design. What results is a paradoxical reverence for art with playful earthiness, and sometimes acidic commentary. No stranger to the art life, owner/director Deborah Fritz also boasts GF Contemporary across the street, where she focuses more on modern and abstract works.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon Rd., 505.986.1156
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No, not that kind of “fetish.” In the Zuni Native American culture, this means a found rock or pebble that resembles an animal, carved to enhance the image and imbued with a spiritual power or “medicine.” These talismans have been a part of Pueblo culture for more than a thousand years and serve as empowering reminders of the human connection to nature and to the qualities the animal reflects, such as agility, perseverance, independence and survival. For instance, mountain lion medicine reminds us to establish healthy boundaries and to be a good example to others. A bear – a sacred fetish for the Zuni tribe – represents healing, protection, strength and mothering.
Keshi (pronounced kay-SHE) is the traditional greeting of the Zuni. Keshi, The Zuni Connection hosts the largest selection of authentic Zuni fetishes in the world, as well as a stunning inventory of a variety of art, pottery and jewelry. This fair trade outlet, originally established as a co-op in 1981, proudly represents the work of more than 1000 Native American artists, 95 percent of whom are Zuni.
The Zuni Tribe is distinct in many ways. The Zuni Pueblo is the largest in New Mexico, yet its people’s native tongue is unique among the languages of the world. Despite the challenges of wars, invasions and outside religious influences, the Zuni have remained undaunted in their devotion to their cultural and religious traditions. Of all the Native American tribes, the Zuni are the most widely known for their outstanding quality and craftsmanship of fetish art. Though some fetishes may be as small as a dime, they are beautifully crafted from rocks and gems, many intricately inlaid with delicate designs. Whether large or small, each carries with it a special meaning, which makes them a genuine artifact of your New Mexico journey and an ideal gift. “Petit point” jewelry is another renowned Zuni art and Keshi offers an exquisite assortment for collectors.
For fans of famed comedian and comic strip artist Ricardo Lee Cate of the Kewa tribe who is well known for his cartoon comic strip in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Without Reservations,” Keshi showcases an assortment of original paintings. Cate’s humor is slightly twisted yet thought-provoking, always g-rated and always makes you laugh out loud with his reflections of Indian life in the modern world.
Keshi originated in 1981 with the collaboration of Robin Dunlap, then a school teacher on the Zuni Pueblo, and a small group of Zuni artists and other teachers to showcase outside the reservation the esteemed work of Zuni artists. Robin’s daughter, Bronwyn Fox-Bern, maintaining the bridge between the Zuni Tribe and the rest of the world. She attended the Zuni school where her mother taught, later completed her degree in American Cultural Studies and is now managing director at Keshi. The 800-square-foot store stands on Don Gaspar Street, in the heart of historic Santa Fe, just two blocks from the plaza. The extensive displays, coupled with the knowledgeable, friendly staff, make Keshi a place that offers you a sense of authentic connection and closeness to a deeply rooted spiritual culture and artistic heritage. Keshi, the Zuni Connection, is a must for those hoping to take home a piece of the true soul of the Southwest.
Keshi, The Zuni Connection, is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m. – 5p.m. at 227 Don Gaspar. For more information and on-line shopping, visit their website. Call Keshi at (505) 989 8728. Elah-kwa (thank you).