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Artist In Residence Program

Publish Date: 24-Jun-2013

San Francisco, CA Monday, June 24, 2013

This summer, The Fairmont San Francisco will salute the city’s sizzling art scene by launching its first ever Artist-in-Residence program featuring local artist John Waguespack and offering experiential art packages and promotions to please every palate. 
Guests can observe the artist in action when The Fairmont San Francisco transforms its classic lobby into a working studio for John Waguespack July 12 through 14.  A rising star in the contemporary art world, Waguespack represented San Francisco in a national competition sponsored by music magnate Russell Simmons at Scope Art Basel Miami in 2012. 
In addition to interacting with the artist, visitors can view Waguespack's latest works including Novum Aurora, which was inspired by The Fairmont’s Roof Garden.  Vivid in color and monumental in scale, the painting mixes abstract expressionism and linear styles to convey a message of hope.  One of the pieces from the exhibition will become part of the hotel’s permanent collection.  For more information about John Waguespack, please visit
"We want to support the tremendous talent within our community and make art accessible to visiting guests and local residents.  We are delighted to partner with John Waguespack, whose art represents the innovative spirit of the region," comments Tom Klein, Regional Vice President and General Manager of The Fairmont San Francisco.

The hotel will further engage the senses by offering “The Pairing of Fine Art and Wine” July 12 from 5:00 to 7:00pm and “The Art of Afternoon Tea” on July 13 and 14 from 1:30 to 3:30pm in Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar.

To celebrate its inaugural Artist-in-Residence program, The Fairmont San Francisco will offer art connoisseurs the unique opportunity to pair an once-in-a-lifetime stay in Penthouse Suite; whose guests have included President John F. Kennedy, Prince Charles of Wales, Mick Jagger and Tony Bennett; with the purchase of an original painting by John Waguespack. 

The 6000-square-foot Penthouse Suite features three large bedrooms, a living room with grand piano, a formal dining room, a kitchen, a two-story circular library crowned by a rotunda where a celestial map is rendered in gold leaf against a sapphire sky, a billiard room covered in Persian tile from floor to vaulted ceiling, and a terrace with sweeping views of San Francisco.  The collector will especially appreciate The Penthouse Suite’s impressive art collection featuring original works by contemporary artists, including David Hockney.

The Fairmont San Francisco’s “Art Collector’s Penthouse Suite Experience” features:
 A one-night-stay in The Penthouse Suite.
 An original painting by John Waguespack.
 A coterie of dedicated personnel including a round-the-clock butler, a team of housekeepers, a chef, a massage therapist and a personal trainer.
 A gourmet kitchen stocked with fresh organic items from the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, a selection of California wines, designer stemware and china, personalized robes, the choice of 1,000-percent cotton or silk linens, signature bath products and fresh flowers.

The rate for this special package is $28,000 and will be offered July 11-August 31, 2013, based on availability.  To reserve this exceptional package, please call 415-772-5041.
The Fairmont San Francisco highlights its Artist-in-Residence program with John Waguespack by extending a limited-time offer for art appreciators to experience the best of San Francisco’s world-famous art museums while staying at the city’s Grand Dame hotel. 

Celebrating San Francisco’s diverse selection of art attractions, the “Art Enthusiast” package includes:
 A one-night stay in luxurious accommodations.
 A pair of tickets to a choice of two of the following museum locations: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, de Young Museum, or Walt Disney Family Museum.
 A commemorative book showcasing John Waguespack’s latest works.

Starting at $299 plus tax per night, The Fairmont San Francisco’s “Art Enthusiast Package” is valid July 11–August 31, 2013, based on availability.  Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.  Please note museums in San Francisco are closed on Mondays.  For more information, please visit or call 1-800-441-1414.
The Fairmont San Francisco offers 591 newly renovated guest rooms and suites with unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay Area, three distinctive restaurants and easy access to the city’s most popular attractions.  The hotel is located atop Nob Hill at 950 Mason Street.  For reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit
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John Waguespack’s art has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami’s Scope Art Fair, The LA Art Show, the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Art Pad SF, Art Aspen, The McLoughlin Gallery, 111 Minna Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts and The Griffin Gallery.  His artwork has recently adorned the covers of both San Francisco’s 7x7 Magazine and the Nob Hill Gazette.  For more information, please visit

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