2023 Campus Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Ganz

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and CF Campus are thrilled to highlight individuals currently showcasing their art on our Campus! In March 2023, CF Campus welcomed 60 newly installed pieces of art that will be on display for a year and available to purchase. CFSA is proud to offer this opportunity to local artists at no cost and receives no commission on artists’ sales. 

Featured artist Rebecca Ganz is a multimedia artist whose artistic expression results in textural layers of color while utilizing a variety of painting techniques, collages, and imagery from repurposed materials – both found and self-created.

As a young girl born in the Midwest, she could be found in the great outdoors regardless of the season, collecting items of interest and lost treasures exploring nature’s mystery. Now living in the Sonoran Desert, Ganz continues to tell the stories of her discoveries through her multifaceted work targeting those of curious mind, invoking a largesse of awareness about choices and their impact on life.

Q&A with Rebecca Ganz

Tell us about your favorite medium. Why is it your favorite?

Actually, my favorite medium changes depending on what I’m painting. I choose watercolor for serene, more pensive landscape and portraiture. Acrylic for abstract and surrealistic paintings and collage for exploration into what comprises our choices in life. What’s the history, perspective or feeling about the subject.

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere, life itself, and the human existence. How we overcome the challenges and what drives nature and government in a struggle of values.

How do you usually start your pieces?

An idea.

What motivates you to create art?

It’s just who I am, and how I express life, living, and the beauty of the Earth.

Why do you think it is important for art to be part of public spaces?

Art acts as an agent to draw people into a greater consideration about the choices they make. Sometimes it serves as the bridge for understanding one’s struggle to engage with a subject so that it is real. It serves the subconscious mind in a manner of unintentional comprehension.

Are there any other comments that you would like to add?

There are so many artists out there who are trying to reach people. The media and galleries tend to select people who they think will sell when they need to be looking at who will touch people in a way that causes them to reflect. That is how we grow.

Rebecca’s work is currently on display at CF Campus.
Contact Campus to schedule a time to see Rebecca’s work and the other artwork on display.

Check out more of Rebecca’s work on social media:

Facebook – Syntography