The iconic Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, New Mexico recently launched their Artist in Residence program in collaboration with TOURISM Santa Fe. The all-season resort will host five talented New Mexico-based artists for residency over the next few months from November 2018 to February 2019. Each local artist brings a unique perspective and form of art to the resort, from photography, to sculptures and more.
“Given our location in the heart of Santa Fe where creativity is not only celebrated, but embraced by residents and visitors alike, we’re thrilled to launch our Artists in Residence program, “said Bixente Perry, the hotel’s general manager. “By collaborating with TOURISM Santa Fe, we have curated a great lineup of really talented artists to take residency at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado so, we look forward to providing guests exclusive access to the artists and their creative process.”
The Artist in Residence program offers visitors an immersive art experience by connecting them with New Mexico artists during their stay at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Visitors can meet and interact with the artists and witness their masterpieces in the making – experiencing first hand their creative process.
The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe will host the following artists in residence during the program:
American Contemporary Narrative Artist: Cheri O’Brien
Friday, November 16 – 18, 2018
Self-taught artist Cheri O’Brien is a Pacific Northwest native, and her artwork re-creates childlike images with recurring motifs such as dogs, stuffed animals, flowers and religious iconography. Her colorful, narrative oil paintings are whimsical and expressive.
Artist: Janet O’Neal
Friday, December 14 – 16, 2018,
Janet O’Neal has become renowned throughout the country for her dynamic one of a kind works. As a thirty-two-year veteran of the art scene, O’Neal’s work has received critical acclaim in festivals and exhibitions throughout the country. Prestigious art galleries and top publishing companies represent her, including the publisher Editions Limited, one of the top four publishers of fine art in the country.
Artist: Roberta Parry
Friday, January 4 – 6, 2019
Roberta Parry’s lyrical paintings reflect her affinity for watercolor and the impact on her work of light and color. As she says, “I love the spontaneity of watercolor, its freedom of flow, the surprises, and the challenge to master or at least control the independence of its gentle yet willful nature. I do still lifes now and then, but I am particularly attracted to landscapes. Color and light are the elements that most strike my sensuous core, and transparent watercolor seems to best capture for me the vibrancy and translucence of sky, earth, water, and all that grows and travels therein. I may know where I want to go, but getting there is always an adventure.”
Artist: Sean Mary Helen Johnson
Friday, January 11 – 13, 2019
Sean Mary Helen Johnson is an artist, writer, and photographer. She values the creative in all its aspects, whether making something, exploring, walking, or just being. She is interested in social justice, peace, reverence, gratitude, critical thinking skills, stories and symbols, ritual, food as medicine and other healing modalities. She is insatiably curious and committed to life-long learning.
Artist: Irene Owsley
Friday, February 8 – 10, 2018
The art of Irene Owsley is a mix of rugged landscapes, wilderness, geography, light and form. For Owsley, the experience of being in the natural elements influences her works. Know for her panoramas, she captures single vertical frames which are then stitched together in Photoshop. Her work has been seen in Rangefinder, Photographer’s Forum, and Nikon World, Canoe & Kayak, Sierra, National Parks, Earthwatch, and Natural History. as well as in publications of The National Forest Foundation, The Wilderness Society, The Potomac Conservancy and The Natural Resources Defense Council.
For more information visit: https://santafe.org/Santa_Fe_Artists_in_Residence/