Past Events

Buddhism Week at the PHES

November 28-December 2, 2022

PHES Gallery was honored to host the Monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery for five-days as part of their 2022 Sacred Art of Tibet tour. Buddhist Week commenced with an opening ceremony with music and chanting to consecrate the site for the sacred sand mandala. The week-long schedule included meditations, lectures, hands-on experiences, and more. The last day concluded with a Dissolution Ceremony where the monks swept up the mandala and released the sand into the ocean.

Artist Presentation:
a conversation with Irene Abraham, Cindy Zimmerman, Kathy Nida,
and Stacie Birky Greene

October 2, 2022

PHES Gallery welcomes ‘Portals’ artists and FIG members to speak of what ‘portals” means to them and their art. Moderated by Gallery co-owner Ellen Speert.

The PHES Crafts Festival

July 9, 2022

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of our art gallery in Carlsbad, we are sponsoring a one-day pop-up arts and crafts festival! There will be booths of crafts to buy, two live jazz musical groups, and a fashion show. Arts and Crafts Artists: Jewelry Lynne Merchant Lauren Lee Cherry Cheena Sharma Susan Watts Diann Abadie Sculpture Kathryn Lepry Luis Murguia Grace Swanson Neurographics Elena Kovalenko Ceramics Tariq Johnson Elizabeth Mueller Glass Bob Petrello Logan Groupé Woodwork Scott Gressitt Paul Henry Textiles Renata Reid Suzanne Knight Doshi Angel Brown Painting Paige Perkins Linda Bounds Kay Kaplan Sean Hnedak

Boundaries and Connection

June 12, 2022
A conversation with Alvaro Alvarez

“Being a curious boy by nature, I get excited about what the process of creating art can reveal – and how the work becomes alive and has a will of its own. I paint with ink because I relate to its materiality’s innate emotion and flexibility to conform to any formal rigor. Ink being liquid, it has a mind of its own; a quality which I respect in and out of my studio. Loaded with pigment, ink’s free-will grants it a human quality, and portrays the strength and power of its color.”

“Grounded Bounderies”
“Pendant II”
“Background Shadow”

Three-Person Exhibition: Diana Carey, Bruce Munter, Paul Henry

May 1, 2022
Artist talk with “Thrown and Splatter” artist Diana Carey

“Using sticks and brushes to splash, throw, and splatter numerous layers of acrylic paint onto a large supine canvas, I try to evoke the essence of a subject, taking care with my accuracy not to overly emphasize the image and thus minimize the process. Each tiny splash of paint, each throw, chaotic yet cohesive, contributes to the substance that reads as organic subjects.”

“Try for the Sun”
“Sakura”
“Bodega Bay”

Impermanence

December 5-February 13, 2022

February 12
Artist talk with Andres Amador

Andres Amador is a Northern California-based artist. His artwork can span over 100,000 sq. ft. achievable during low tide. His artworks do not last long -within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide resetting the canvas.

December 11
Dissolution Ceremony

Upon completion of the sand mandala, the monks purposely destroyed the magnificent work of art. In upholding the principle that life is transient, the monks swept up the mandala and placed the sand into the ocean as an offering to purify the surrounding environment.
December 8-11,
Creation of Sand Mandala

Over a five-day period, the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Sharste Monastery worked on creating a Sacred Sand Mandala at PHES Gallery.
December 8
Dharma Teaching

“Death is certain and the time of death is uncertain. Before one faces death, one must be well-practiced and prepared. Buddha Shakyamuni taught, “the nature of all compounded phenomena is one of impermanence.”

Greater San Diego County Artists

June 24-September 5, 2021

"Array"
September 3
Artist talk with Ann Mudge

Ann Mudge often employs labor-intensive collaborations with materials and processes to reference living forms and systems. She has a passion for the environment and a belief that opening pathways to experiencing it is critical to our wellbeing. Her aim is to awaken senses to the multiplicities of colors and sounds and textures that too often escape our notice within our cloistered human surroundings.
August 27
Artist talk with PaperSun Lightsculptures

In 1976, William Leslie apprenticed to Stephen White, an architect who had developed a unique form of ‘lightsculpture’ made from thin strips of wood bent into a frame then covered with paper soaked in polyvinyl resin and internally by incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs. In 2006, William’s wife Alessandra Colfi, an eclectic mixed-media artist and Expressive Arts Therapist, joined him in creating their LightSculptures together.
July 23
Artist Talk with Becky Cohen

Becky Cohen, photographer, and filmmaker has been exhibited, collected, published, and aired widely, both nationally and internationally. Her still photographic work has concentrated on historically important gardens, the unclothed human figure, portraits of artists, and, for the past several years, the sky.