Santa Fe Magic: Art

Enjoy unique experiences, one-of-a-kind art, and so much more while supporting Performance Santa Fe, New Mexico’s longest-running performing arts organization.

Absentee bidding is available.

For more information, please call the PSF office at 505 984 8759. 

Live Auction Items

An Exclusive Evening with Violinist Tessa Lark
Event for 30 People

Performance Santa Fe invites you to an exclusive private recital from violinist Tessa Lark. The evening before her highly anticipated performance at St. Francis Auditorium, Lark performs for you and up to 30 guests at the elegant LewAllen Galleries. In addition to this stunning recital, round out the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Lark, not yet 30, is soaring to stardom in multiple genres. Recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Lark is a budding superstar in the classical realm and a highly acclaimed fiddler in the bluegrass tradition of her native Kentucky.

Event to be held on the evening of May 7, 2020.

Thank you to our generous donor: LewAllen Galleries


Rising Peace, 2015
Kevin Box

Kevin Box is recognized for his ability to capture the delicate nature of paper in museum-quality metal sculpture. Box began his artistic life as a printmaker and spent years refining his casting technique to replicate paper in metal media. Collaboration is a key component of his process. Not only does he work with skilled technicians and engineers to make the pieces in metal – he also works with some of the world’s most talented origami artists. Box is a featured artist in many of America’s best fine art galleries and botanical garden exhibitions. Box’s work has received numerous awards and is held in prominent collections worldwide. In 2004, he was the youngest member ever elected to the National Sculptors’ Guild and was recognized by Southwest Art Magazine as one of the “Top 21 Artists under 31.” He has placed more than 20 works of art in public places and is represented by fine art galleries across North America. In Santa Fe, you can see his work at Selby Fleetwood Gallery.

This sculpture, entitled Rising Peace (number 10 in a series of 50) completely embodies Kevin Box’s style and highlights his knack for transforming origami into metal sculpture. This piece is painted cast stainless steel on a patinated cast bronze base. 2015.

Size 23” x 11” x 20”.


New York City Ballet & Four Seasons Experience

What better way to welcome the spring than with a trip to New York City? PSF is pleased to offer one lucky couple the chance at a getaway including a two-night stay at The Four Seasons Hotel Midtown, four tickets to New York City Ballet’s Spring 2020 Season, and a private backstage tour of the Koch Theater from none other than PSF mainstay Daniel Ulbricht. Ulbricht, one of NYCB’s vaunted principal dancers, offers an exclusive insider’s tour of the company’s home base as well as four tickets to City Ballet’s Spring 2020 Season.

Following an intoxicating evening of dance, you have the chance to retire to the Four Seasons Hotel New York. This luxury midtown destination, designed by I.M. Pei, has a classic elegance that transcends time. You will be staying in a Gotham Junior Suite, which includes dramatic views of Manhattan in 2 different directions, custom furnishings, rare Italian marble, Bvlgari amenities, and state-of-the-art technology. May we suggest lunch at 21 Club — a gift certificate is included. Here’s a spring break that can’t be beat!

NYCB Spring Season runs April 21 – May 31, 2020. Tickets and private tour to be coordinated with Daniel Ulbricht through PSF. Four Seasons blackout dates will apply. Gotham Junior Suite is subject to availability.

Thank you to our generous donors: Daniel Ulbricht, Four Seasons New York, 21 Club


Experience Georgia O’Keeffe’s Private New Mexico

The fortunate winner of this truly unique experience will have the pleasure of bringing 10 lucky folks to tour Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch Home with O’Keeffe Museum Director Cody Hartley as your private guide.

Meet at the O’Keeffe Research Center in the morning for a private van to Ghost Ranch. Enjoy a lunch and tour of Georgia’s Ghost Ranch Home. Imagine your group as her houseguests while Cody describes her home, lifestyle, and artistic sensibilities. Afterwards your van will take you back to the O’Keeffe Research Center for a tour and afternoon tea. Close out your ultimate O’Keeffe day in a private room at Eloisa restaurant enjoying the O’Keeffe Dinner prepared for your group of 10. This Dinner may be scheduled for another evening, if you choose.

Georgia O’Keeffe so enjoyed the solitude, the stillness, and the harsh, dry, splendid landscape of Ghost Ranch that she declared “Being up here is one of the best things I know!” Experience her enchanted place in a most special way!

The day’s experience is available April through October and must be used before end of August 2020. Total attendees for each of the components equals ten. The experience will take place on a mutually agreeable date and may be scheduled through the PSF office with Cody Hartley.

Thank you to our generous donors: Eloisa, Cody Hartley, Lisa Hendrix, Elaine Brown


Ultimate Luxury Palm Springs Getaway

A gorgeous, modern ranch-style estate with its own private hot tub, pool, tennis and basketball courts could be yours for up to seven nights in beautiful Palm Springs.  Your group can luxuriate in this home’s four bedrooms and exquisitely furnished communal spaces including a covered patio, outdoor bar and kitchen.  Pamper yourself in this private setting while enjoying panoramic mountain views. The estate is gated and located next to the mountains in the exclusive Andreas Hills neighborhood, steps from golf at Indian Canyons, and close to downtown with its nightlife, restaurants and shops, and family-friendly activities.  The home is exclusively staffed, managed and maintained by Inspirato.

Palm Springs is known for its midcentury modern architecture, design elements, and arts and cultural scene.  Its natural beauty in the Coachella Valley is dramatic with mountains ranges in almost all directions.  Golf, swimming, hiking, biking and horseback riding in the nearby desert and mountain areas are all major forms of recreation in Palm Springs.

Your luxury stay includes the full Inspirato treatment, including a personal concierge, pre-arrival grocery service, and daily housekeeping.  A private chef and access to many of the area’s most exclusive spas and golf courses is also available for an additional charge.  This package also includes gift certificates to several of the area’s most popular restaurants. 

Availability is limited to 8 guests for up to 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday) between May 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020. Week selection is subject to availability.


Blown Away in Exuma

The beaches of Great Exuma regularly top lists of Worldwide Best Beaches and the island is all about life on the water and a laid back lifestyle.Enjoy a special week in island paradise at this luxury 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home.

“Blown Away” is a private home; not part of a resort.  It is  nestled amongst the green jungle in a very private boutique sub-division.  The home is new and filled with every amenity for your comfort.  It overlooks turquoise waters and surrounding cays from one of the highest elevations on Great Exuma Island.

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the owners’ staff and treated to a privately guided boat excursion to acquaint you with Great Exuma’s hidden beaches and wonders.  In order to best enjoy the incredible turquoise waters and all the fun activities they offer, the boat and captain are yours to use for the entire week.

The owners’ private cook will prepare your first evening’s dinner, a feast of locally caught seafood and Bahamian fare.  With spiny lobster in the fridge, rum in the cabinet, private concierge service… all that’s left to do is relax. 

This package is limited to a maximum of 8 people.  Children must be older than 12.  The stay must take place within one year from our auction and the booking for the stay must be made within two months of the auction. The week’s stay is always from Saturday to Saturday.  This package is not available during the two week period encompassing Christmas and New Year’s.  Selections are always based on availability.


Host the Hottest Party of the Season!
Event for 50 People


At Performance Santa Fe’s 2019 Gala in celebration of Santa Fe Magic: Art, you can take home the ultimate momento — the evening of your dreams. One of PSF’s exclusive live auction items features a chance to dance the night away at one of Santa Fe’s most glamorous galleries to the accompaniment of live music and delicious food and drink. GalleryFRITZ, a dynamic contemporary gallery located in the Railyard, plays host to you and up to 50 guests as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a fulltime premium bar courtesy of Adobo Catering. Fat City, the Albuquerque-based dance party band that has electrified recent PSF galas, returns for a riotous set sure to get you on your feet.

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind package all the more with the knowledge that it is supporting Performance Santa Fe, New Mexico’s oldest nonprofit presenting organization.

Valet parking for you and your guests will be provided. Event to take place on a mutually agreeable date and can be organized through PSF.  Must be used before the end of August 2020.

Thank you to our generous donors: Deborah Fritz, Adobo Catering, Melrose & Associates


Explore Hidden Burgundy with Fabulous Farmhouse as Your Base

Burgundy is a landscape of valleys, vineyards, canals, rivers, medieval towns, bustling markets, and an abundance of history. Dating back some 400 years, the magnificent farmhouse at the center of your explorations sits quietly at its heart, surrounded by magnificent countryside and local towns. It is nestled in a charming traditional French village along the Burgundy canal, only one hour by high-speed train from Paris. Its location is stunning all year round. One can jog, stroll, or cycle along the canal, and bicycles are available for all in the party.

With a vast inviting interior, Chef ’s kitchen, a warm heated pool and outside dining this is the perfect place to relax.  There are 5 spacious bedrooms and all have bathrooms ensuite.  The beds are super Kings or luxury sized twins.

During your stay Chef Katherine will prepare a gourmet meal for your party which will include the very best of French seasonal cuisine and some of the finest wines in Burgundy.  In addition, her own wine expert will host a private tasting in the home and introduce you to Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the best Domaines in Burgundy. 

Chef Katherine has exclusive access into many of Burgundy’s vineyards.  Visits can be arranged for private tours and tastings, if you choose.

This package is for a one week stay and is always from Saturday to Saturday.  The stay must be within an 18 month window from the date of our auction, and the booking for the stay must be made within one month of the auction date.  The package is limited to a maximum of 10 people for the week.  There are no blackout dates but all selections are subject to availability.


Silent Auction Items


Southwest Abstractions Collage Workshop

  • Collage is a process of combining collectible memorabilia – vintage maps, postcards, or other found materials – and creating artistic and compelling compositions. Workshop participants will explore different ways of combining textures, colors and found objects and will learn design/composition principles that lend structure to the creative process.  In a small-group setting, students receive one-on-one feedback for simplifying and enhancing their creations.

Persian Bund, 2018
by Paula Castillo

  • Paula Castillo is most well-known for her sculpture, which utilizes both fabricated  and carefully appropriated industrial steel by-product scavenged from regional fabricators to “show and tell” a piece of the suffocating dislocation of matter.  “I arrange and weld these modest forms to mimic the manic intensity with which we structure our world.”

Cowgirl, 2014
by Tom Palmore

  • An Oklahoman, Palmore emerged from the 1970’s Photorealist movement as a maverick.  His career includes more than a decade on the East Coast where he refined his skills at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and exhibited in New York’s prominent contemporary galleries.  Unlike other of his cohort, Palmore used his technical virtuosity to explore his passion for the animal kingdom.

    For over 35 years, Palmore has painted animal portraits with thoughtfulness and compassion for his subject, and a masterful technical prowess.  His portraits of animals offer a unique and often comical juxtaposition of technical literalism and surreal narrative.

Dancing Koshares, 1951
by Arthur Jacobson

  • This painting is the work of one of the Taos Modernists, Arthur (Art) Jacobson, who completed it in 1951. The painting is a beautiful presentation of Spirit Koshare as they might be envisioned coming to the pueblo in the darkness of night while everyone is asleep, perhaps spreading their good intentions and blessings on the pueblo and its members without them being aware it is happening.  The artist certainly had the concept of what he wanted to present and did an amazing job of imparting that concept to the viewer. The painting is signed in lower right Jacobson and dated 1951.

Art Appraisal by Linda Matthews

  • Linda Matthews is an Accredited Member in the International Society of Appraisers.  Through her company Integrated Art Services, Linda specializes in fine art appraisals for insurance, estate planning and charitable donations for private and corporate collections.  Her appraisal reports are written to the utmost standards and practices, and meet IRS guidelines. Whether it be for insurance coverage, estate planning, asset liquidation or charitable donation purposes, professional art appraisal services provide the assistance you need.

The Green Gate
by Frank Croft

  • Largely self-taught, the works of Frank Croft evince an elegant Southwestern sensibility forged in Denver, the city of his birth, and honed in Santa Fe, to which he relocated in 1983. Despite painting in his free time, it was not until 1984 that Croft began to exhibit his work in solo and group shows. Having dealt for over two decades in the works of the Taos Society of Artists and Los Cinco Pintores, Croft’s work as an artist has long been subordinate to his vocation as an art dealer. Yet these contemporaneous careers have proved mutually fecundating—for being able to handle and study the works of such masters has provided Croft with ready insight into their techniques and subject matter, to which his own corpus bears a natural and sincere affinity.

Golden, 2018
by Nicole Cudzilo

  • Dress is a complex language of visual cues signifying personal identity and an individual’s role and value within society. Using myself as the principal character, I aim to cast a magnified lens on the performative nature of self expression by staging exaggerated poses and somewhat campy caricatures of femininity. The characters I present are nameless and often faceless women in stylized, typically restrictive, mid century modern dress, wearing arguably ‘impractical’ clothing for their environments. Outfitted in platform boots and mini dresses atop imposing rock ledges or in nude lingerie in vacant rodeo rings, they present unlikely heroines, challenging the famous and overly simplified cliche of ‘you are what you wear’ and turning the table on how women’s fashion has been used historically for ritualized submission.

Decorative Deconstruction, 2018
by Patrick Kingshill

  • “I create compositional structures based on my fascination with the built environment and our human connection to the world through design.  I gather inspiration from the fields of architecture, vessel making, furniture, and the built environment, and draw aesthetic and formal links between these vast and varied sources of inspiration.  By way of abstraction my work unifies an expansive diversity of subjects into a cohesive visual and contemplative experience.”

Becoming a Satyr, 2014
by Michael Bergt

  • Michael Bergt has been in deep dialogue with art history over the course of his more than thirty-year career.  He has engaged art’s long history of grappling with representational and abstract sensibilities. His artwork represents his own play with expression and interpretation of the contemporary human condition.  While grounded in these art historical and visual traditions, Bergt also profoundly breaks from these as he creates his own cast of characters with their own poetic inclinations and relationships informed by modern dialogues around pressing topics such as gender and sexuality.

New York City Urn (#11)
by Peter Olson

  • The piece is a porcelain urn, hand thrown by the artist who is also a photographer and has used his own imagery on the surface of the urn. Stark contemporary city photo’s “fired” onto the surface of his classically thrown piece. The artist is Peter Olson, one of the Gerald Peters Projects’ stars, and Peters joins us in donating this piece.

    Based in Philadelphia, Olson has spent over 35 years as an accomplished photographer, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and film at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and has traveled the world recording his visual experiences on film. Expanding his art, Olson learned how to throw on the wheel at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia 10 years ago and has continued working with clay ever since.


Experiences in & around Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera Evening for Two

  • The Santa Fe Opera is pleased to offer an exclusive 2020 evening to a pair of lucky winners. SFO’s 2020 season features Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Dvorak’s Rusalka, and Huang Ruo’s M. Butterfly. The package includes a private backstage tour, two preview dinners at the Opera’s beautiful Cantina, and two tickets to a performance of your choice. A scenic, personalized, enticing evening could be yours!

El Farol Dinner and Flamenco for Six

  • The tradition continues at El Farol, Santa Fe’s most historic and iconic restaurant and bar.  Treat a group of six to dinner and flamenco at El Farol’s show featuring the musicians and dancers of the eve owned National Institute of Flamenco.  The dinner menu showcases traditional Spanish tapas, as well as paella, steaks and daily specials. You’re guaranteed a fun experience at this renowned spot on Canyon Road.

Sunrise Springs 3-Night Relaxation Retreat

  • Whether you are looking to simply refresh and recharge or immerse in a deeply transformative experience, you’re invited to discover the revitalizing power of Sunrise Springs. Alongside their sister resort, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, Sunrise Springs honors the wisdom of the area’s sacred land and legendary waters. Come rest, relax and rejuvenate at a tranquil oasis, where you’ll discover enchanting accommodations, nourishing cuisine, and engaging activities.

Anasazi Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing for Six

  • The Anasazi Restaurant, just steps from the plaza, is pleased to offer six guests an all-inclusive four-course tasting menu in its private wine cellar. Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef Peter O’Brien’s menus fuse old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes fully embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and native heritage and are consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal local ingredients.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Passes for Two

  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is proud to offer Performance Santa Fe two all-access passes to its 2019 Festival, which will be held between October 16 and 20 at various venues around Santa Fe. Five days of innovative independent film screenings, events, and parties await two lucky winners.

Sazón Chef’s Dinner for Ten

  • Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea helms Sazón, one of Santa Fe’s most sought-after restaurants. Chef Fernando has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991 with his unique “New World” interpretations of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes. Utilizing Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside global ingredients, his selective menus feature fresh and locally sourced produce and meats. Sazón, one of four Diamond AAA restaurants in New Mexico, invites you to enjoy an exclusive chef’s dinner for ten.

Sassella Dinner for Ten

  • One of the freshest arrivals to Santa Fe’s dining scene, Sassella brings fine Italian dining to the heart of downtown. Run by the creative team behind the wildly popular Sazón, Sassella is helmed by executive chef Cristian Pontiggia, a native of Italy’s Lombardy region, who has been dazzling American diners in various kitchens for the past decade. The Italian government recognizes him as a Master Chef and he holds a culinary degree that certifies him as a Doctor of Enogastronomy.  Enjoy a very special Chef’s Dinner for 10 at Sassella, located next to the O’Keeffe museum in one of Santa Fe’s most iconic and beautiful buildings. Sassella, which features top-flight ambiance, seasonal Italian specialties, and an unbeatable bar, is proud to offer these lucky winners the chance at a chef’s dinner.

Dinner with Author Douglas Preston

  • Sandra and David Marion host dinner at their beautiful home for 6 lucky winners, author Douglas Preston, and his wife Christine. Preston, a 22-time New York Times Bestselling author and creator of such thriller classics as Cities of Gold, The Lost City of The Monkey God, and The Monster of Florence, will fill the evening with adventurous anecdotes and scintillating conversation. David and Sandra Marion are gracious and generous hosts whose cuisine and wines are nothing short of wonderful.

Las Campanas Golf Package

  • Don’t miss a chance for unparalleled play at 7,000 feet. Four lucky winners will enjoy a round of golf, including cart rental, at either New Mexico’s #1 rated course – Sunset – or #3 rated course – Sunrise – in the exclusive enclave of Las Campanas, minutes from Santa Fe. These 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses feature glorious mountain vistas, thoughtful design, and an unbeatable experience you won’t soon forget.


Home Goods, Clothing & Accessories

Etro Scarf

  • Donated by Santa Fe Dry Goods. Founded in Milan in 1968 as a textile design company, Etro is synonymous with quality and style.  The most iconic design element for which Etro is known is its swirling paisley pattern. We are fortunate to include in our Silent Auction this exquisite silk velvet shawl generously donated by Santa Fe Dry Goods.  The triangular shaped shawl in shades of dark turquoise and blues measures 72”x48”x48”.  The face is cut silk velvet in the iconic paisley design.  It is lined in a dark turquoise viscose and silk fabric .  It’s acetate fringes are multicolored.  It is a most elegant accessory for a lucky someone. 

Henry Beguelin Handbag

  • Exclusivity, craftsmanship, durability, and authenticity are the hallmarks of a Henry Beguelin handbag.  The unique and timeless style of this multicolor, woven leather bag reflects the mastery of craftsmanship for which the brand is known.  Started on the Italian island of Elba in the Eighties, we are grateful that Desert Son of Santa Fe brings this stylish yet naturalistic line of leather goods to Canyon Road.

Corsini Men’s Black Leather Bomber Jacket

  • Donated by Santa Fe’s most stylish men’s shop, Corsini, this jacket is a classic imbued with contemporary style and designed to stand the test of time. The leather, by New Zealand brand Rodd & Gunn which is synonymous with quality, is exquisite. In size XL, it just might be the perfect fit and can be tried on at the PSF Office.


Wine Auction

We are thrilled to offer a thoughtfully curated selection of fine wines, including:

  • Rombauer Vineyards “Joy” Late Harvest Chardonnay, 2015
  • Tolosa Legacy Late Harvest Viognier, 2009
  • Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine, 2003
  • Mathilde Framboise (raspberry liqueur)
  • Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve (lot), 2003
  • Justin Vineyards Isosceles. Vertical of Bordeaux-style wines. (lot), 1996-2002
  • Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard, 2008
  • Turley Zinfandel Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard, 2008
  • Chateau Clerc Milon, 1986
  • Chateau Clerc Milon, 2000
  • Chateau Pichon-Lalande, 1979
  • Chateau Pichon-Lalande, 2003
  • Chateau Canon, 2014
  • Chateau  Leoville Poyferre, 2003
  • Penfolds RWT Shiraz, 2003
  • The Famous Gate Pinot Noir, 2014
  • Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
  • Moone-Tsai Vineyards Hillside Blend, 2014
  • TOR Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Hillside, 2016
  • Delicato Syrah Unison San Bernabe, 2014
  • Ridge Monte Bello. Bordeaux Blend, 2013
  • Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie, 2013
  • Chateau Prieuré-Lichine, 2000
  • Chateau Figeac, 2016
  • Chateau Talbot, 2000
  • Dom Pérignon, 2009
  • Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blanc, 2006
  • Fattoria Le Pupille “Saffredi”, 2012
  • San Guido “Sassicaia” Bolgheri, 2011

Click here for full description of the wines listed above.

Graciously donated by: Anonymous, Gregg Antonsen, Jane & John Bagwell, Elaine & Michael Brown, Uschi & Bill Butler, Chérie & Michael Gamble, Donna & Hal Hankinson, Lisa Hendrix, Susan & Karl Horn, Philippa & Karl Klessig, Al Lucero, Diane Senior & Don Van Doren, Southern Wine & Spirits, Wine Access