If you are interested in partnering with us as a local business partner, as a sponsor, or joining the Collective as an artist, please contact us. We will be selecting artists by end of November 2016 for our January 2017 show.
The brainchild of artists Teresa Wilson and Faith Christiansen Smeets, the Camelback Art Collective (CAC) was created to create, inspire, showcase, and invest in local and emerging fine artists by uniting artists, industry, and community.
Co-Founder // Teresa Wilson
Teresa is the owner and proprietor of Camelback Flowershop. She is a leader in her field of design and at the forefront of art and trend in the retail space. As an influencer in the Valley of the Sun, her other field of expertise is gathering and producing beautiful happenings. Her painting and training began at the age of 5 with Italian oil masters and continued through her college years. Teresa continues to paint and sponsor artists and local artisans. She is a native to the desert. Please visit www.camelbackflowershop.com
Co-Founder // Faith Christiansen Smeets
Faith is a full time artist and Adjunct Faculty at Phoenix College. Faith was a consultant for her own firm Faith Salutes for 10 years where she led on projects from the political to the personal. She studied at UCLA (Political Science and African Studies) and Georgetown. She is a native to the desert. Please visit www.faithchristiansensmeets.com
Board Member // Caroline Crafton
Caroline specializes in the creative direction and design of publications, and the production of fashion, lifestyle, food and travel shoots for both editorial and commercial clients. She studied at Duke University (Art and Contemporary Anthropology) and painting at the Slade School of Visual Art in London. Her career launched and took hold in New York, but she is back in the desert performing her magic here. She is a desert native. Please visit www.jacksoncrafton.com
Her work includes in house at Vogue, New York Magazine, Jane, ElleGirl, and Time Out New York, while also part of the launching of sister publications such as: Vogue Living, Fashion Rocks (for Conde Nast), New York Weddings, and the award-winning fashion publication Look, for New York Magazine. Her freelance clients include Vanity Fair, Glamour Magazine, InStyle, Google, People Magazine, The Ritz-Carlton, and CNET.
Board Member // Casey Christiansen
Casey serves as a content producer and behind the scenes media darling. From writing and styling for The Arizona Republic to developing social media and public relations campaigns for top marketing agencies, art institutions. Her expertise is in copywriting, content creation, brand strategy, art direction, and digital social media marketing. Her firm Creative Riot is for design gone rogue. She is currently with the Phoenix Art Museum during the day and runs the scene at night. She is a desert native. Please visit www.creativeriot.com
Board Member // Bettina Chow
Bettina hails from the great Chicago and moved to the Valley in 2010. A former academic, Bettina now serves on several non-profit boards. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Temple Solel and Chief of Medical Education for the Hedley Orthopedic Institute in Phoenix. Bettina has always been an ardent supporter of the Arts, because finding art is the best way to bring beauty into an incredibly involved life. She is now ours in the desert.
2015 FRIENDS OF CAMELBACK ART COLLECTIVE