Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has long been supporting 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 meet and greet 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 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.
January: Beth Ames Swartz
Artist Workshop: Jan. 20 and 27, 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 more than 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 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 hope 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, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Artist Workshop: Feb. 3 and 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rembrandt Quiballo is a visual artist and professional photographer based in Phoenix. His work attempts to disrupt the impact mass media has on society by using components of mass media to critique and construct new narratives. Through the moving image, he explores mass media and its effects on social and political history.
Quiballo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Chicago, New York City, Cairo, Berlin and more. It 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.
Quiballo 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, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Artist Workshop: March 10 and 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rosa Kilgore is a skilled jewelry maker who creates heirloom pieces that stand the test of time. She works with sterling silver, ancient bronze and many semi-precious stones to create stylish and timeless pieces. The jeweler prefers ancient methods and the most elemental forms of working. She finds magic as she manipulates, melts, pours and shapes the molten metal into forms of her own creation. A fifth generation Arizonan, Kilgore’s work reflects her Southwestern roots, while simultaneously acknowledging her global experience and wanderlust.
With studios in Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Kilgore shows her jewelry around the country and is featured in many prominent collections.
Kilgore will lead a creative workshop using sterling silver, semi-precious charms and amulets to create wearable art.
Artist in Residence Program
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley
Workshops reservations ($125/person): call 877-265-1695
Sunset receptions: open to resort guests, spa membership holders and workshop participants
For more information, visit sanctuaryaz.com