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The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102, USA TEL: +1-405-272-3040 FAX: +1-405-702-8572
Reward Category: 5


Throughout its history, The Skirvin Hilton hotel has been a partner of the arts community in downtown Oklahoma City. The hotel has hosted major local and regional arts organizations including the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, the local Lyric Theater, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Paseo Arts Association. 

The Artist in Residence program is helping to continue that tradition by supporting one individual, local artist each year. This artist, chosen in partnership with the Paseo Arts Association, sets up his or her workshop inside the hotel and shares the creative process with Guests. This gives visitors the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look into the artist's work.

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City Hotel, OK - Artist in Hotel Workshop


Arsenios Corbishley is a violin maker and the hotel's second Artist in Residence chosen to set up shop. Arsenios is an Oklahoma City native who has worked with string instruments for over ten years. He specializes in building and restoring violins and received formal training from the Chicago School of Violin Making. 

His studio is open to hotel Guests and visitors. The Skirvin encourages the public to interact with the artist and witness the inception and evolution of each piece.


In order to be chosen for the Artist in Residence Program, applicants are considered by the Paseo Arts Association and The Skirvin Hilton based on:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience
  • 200-word proposal
  • Artist statement and bio
  • Educational background
  • Past artistic exhibitions
  • Experience as an art educator
  • Photos of works


Our first Artist in Residence was Romy Owens, an artist who combines her loves for needlework and photography in her unique work. Romy has an M.A. in photography from Oklahoma City University, but she has worked in a dark room since she was 10 years old. Over the last seven years, she has been featured in many exhibitions including five solo exhibitions, three duo exhibitions, and 60 group exhibitions. She has also curated many art shows in OKC.