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January 21, 2011.  On Friday, February 25, 2011, the 14th Annual ARTfeast Santa Fe kicks off its weekend of events with two luncheons.  The popular Fashion Show is targeted to women interested in Santa Fe’s original designers and clothiers. The Gentlemen’s Lunch, which happens simultaneously, is a new item on the ARTfeast menu.

The Gentlemen’s Lunch is a roundtable discussion about professional and college sports hosted by local sports fanatic and magazine publisher Bruce Adams. It is headlined by Marjorie Lewis, widely respected as a knowledgeable and dynamic raconteur.  A native of Santa Fe, Lewis covered sports for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News during the Dallas Cowboys era of Tom Landry to Jerry Jones. She also covered major sports in the NFL, NBA, major league baseball, college football and basketball, and professional tennis and golf. She is currently working on a screenplay about the life of Doak Walker, the 1948 Heisman Trophy winner from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

Joining Lewis are other sports luminaries, including Jim Jeffcoat.  Jeffcoat played for the Cowboys from 1983 to 1995, winning two Super Bowls, followed by three years with the Buffalo Bills. From 1998-2005 he coached on the Cowboys staff. His son Jackson Jeffcoat is an All State defensive end who currently  plays at UT-Austin.

In addition to lively discussions of sports in America, participants can select from menu items created by Rio Chama Chef Tom Kerpon:  steak ranchera, blue-corn dusted ruby trout, or grilled chicken with Sonoran mole. Attendees also are treated to a sampling of Marble beers and fine spirits poured by Jim McCabe of National Distributing and a trip to Rio Chama’s Humidor cigar bar, with specialty smokes selected by underwriter Frontier Frames. Silent auctions during the event include golf, fishing and balloon excursions.

Seating is limited and  tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds from the Gentlemen’s Lunch benefit ARTsmart, a volunteer nonprofit organization that raises funds to support art projects and materials for Santa Fe’s schoolchildren.