Another great ceremony today for the Fall 2010 Santa Fe Living Treasure honorees! A quick introduction to four people who have given to Santa Fe whole-heartedly and I had the honor to photograph.
Lee Feitelson moved to Santa Fe in 1980. Since then she has dedicated her time, and wonderful energy to the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Kitchen Angels, the Lensic Theater, the Santa Fe Opera, Esperanza Shelter, Literacy Volunteers, American Cancer Society, and the Adaptive Ski Program. Lee is a role model for what do with one’s life after retirement. I loved photographing her. She beams so brightly and is undoubtedly strong, centered, humble, and empowered. Her commitment to Santa Fe has made a difference.
Buzz & Jean Bainbridge
I didn’t know that without their influence and energy, the Santa Fe ski basin wouldn’t be what it is today. This couple maintained the lifts, and promoted skiing across the state, teaching the love of winter sports to everyone within reach, most notably, those with disabilities. They are the most charming pair, as in love today, as when they first marriedÂ â€“ 67 years ago. Imagine.
A native of New Mexico, Bill Field is an organizer, designer, fundraiser, board president, and more. “Without Bill’s hands-on effort, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Spanish Market, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art would not exist today, much less flourish”. At the ceremony today, those who stood and thanked Bill, credited him with teaching them about New Mexico history, and art. They thanked him for being their most important mentor, friend, and inspiration.
To learn more about Santa Fe Living Treasures, visit the website!