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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

Artist in Residence

Throughout our history, the Skirvin has been a partner of the arts community in downtown Oklahoma City. We have 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.

Our 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 their workshop inside the hotel, where the artist can share their creative process with guests. This gives our visitors the unique opportunity to get a 'behind the scenes' look into our artists' work.

Jennifer Woods Hilton Artist in Residence

Our Current Resident

Jennifer Woods is an accomplished craft jeweler. Inspired by jewelry at a young age, Woods' unique art is crafted for the person who refuses to limit oneself to any one style or emotion. Enthused by natural surroundings, cultivated by her travels, and refined over years of craftsmanship, her pieces range stylistically from bold to sophisticated and whimsical to statement - speaking to every person and every mood.

Beginning October 1st as the 2019-2020 Skirvin Hilton Artist in Residence, Woods will integrate her formal education in biology with her passion for creating jewelry in an exhibition that features 10 handmade jewelry collections. Meant to celebrate the vast richness of Oklahoma's landscape, each collection will represent one of the 10 geophysical land regions found in her home state.

Choosing the Artists

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

    Our Past Artists

    Our first Artist in Residence was Romy Owens, an artist that 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 experience working 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 due exhibitions, and 60 group exhibitions. She has also curated many art shows in OKC.

    Arsenios Corbishley is a violin marker and was our second Artist in Residence to setup shop in our hotel. 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.