SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – (Jan. 12, 2018) – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has long championed the local art community, with works by inspired Arizonans dotting the 53-acre property. The tradition continues in 2018 with the resort’s Artist in Residence program, allowing guests to rub elbows and paintbrushes with regional talent, using Sanctuary’s Sonoran backdrop as another muse of sorts.
Participating artists are the guest of honor during complimentary sunset receptions on Sanctuary’s Paradise Views Patio, and then host a series of Artist Workshops in Sanctuary’s Praying Monk event space. The workshops, priced at $125 per person, are designed for all levels of artistic accomplishment and exclusively benefit the artist. Guests will get professional instruction, insights on technique and the creative process, and materials to create a finished work of art. Following each workshop, participants are invited to join the artist for lunch in elements restaurant. Reservations for workshops are required and can be made by calling 877.265.1965. Sunset receptions are open to resort guests, spa membership holders, workshop participants and the local community.
January: Beth Ames Swartz
Artist Workshop: Jan. 20 & 27, 2018; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Nationally recognized artist featured in the PBS film Reminders of Invisible Light, Beth Ames Swartz explores systems of knowledge by translating philosophical concepts into aesthetic visual experiences. A recipient of Arizona’s Governor’s Individual Artist Awards in 2001, Swartz has had over 70 one-person art exhibitions including a solo show at The Jewish Museum in New York. A retrospective of her work was mounted in 2002 at The Phoenix Art Museum, and she was honored in New York in 2003 by the Veteran Feminists of America for her contribution to the Arts nationally. Swartz’s paintings honor differences among cultures by utilizing symbols and words with the hopes of delivering a common compassion among her viewers. Swartz will lead participants in a collage workshop where they will use exciting materials to create their own work of art.
February: Rembrandt Quiballo
Sunset Artist Reception: Feb. 1, 2018; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artist Workshop: Feb. 3 & 17, 2018; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rembrandt Quiballo is a visual artist and professional photographer based in Phoenix. Through the moving image, his work explores mass media and its effects on social and political history. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Albuquerque, Pasadena, Chicago, New York City, Cairo and Berlin, and was included in the Arizona Biennial in 2013 and 2015. Quiballo is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ASU GPSA Research Grant, the SPE Student Award, the Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship and the Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant. His work attempts to disrupt the impact mass media has on society by using components of mass media to critique and construct new narratives. He will teach participants the basics of photography and will show the group how to take impressive photos on their smart phone.
March: Rosa Kilgore
Sunset Artist Reception: March 8, 2018; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artist Workshop: March 10 & 17, 2018; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rosa Kilgore, a skilled jewelry maker who creates heirloom pieces that stand the test of time, will lead an exciting workshop using sterling silver, semi-precious charms and amulets to create wearable art. With studios in Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Kilgore shows her jewelry around the country and is featured in many prominent collections. A fifth generation Arizonan, Kilgore’s work reflects her southwestern roots, while simultaneously acknowledging her global experience and wanderlust.