Story Quilts Ekphrastic Poetry Reading
June 25, 2023
In May, the PHES Gallery invited the public to join them for a creative dive into ekphrastic poetry – poetry is written in response to one (or more) of the artworks in “Story Quilts.” These powerful contemporary art quilts inspired over 50 poems. Please spend a few moments enjoying the ten winning poems by the Story Quilt Ekphrastic Poetry Winners: Robert O’Sullivan’s “Brick and Steel, Glass and Sky” Amanda Leigh Mattimoe “The Path Through Memory….” “Our Histories are a Collage” Jean Taddonio “Blue Jelly” “Green Eye Got the Prize” Carole F. Stabler “Why I Stopped Going To The Gym” Jeffrey Bettger “What Remains Under the Layers” “Three Empty Vessels” Joanne Sharp “Rousseau’s Beasts” and Elizabeth Nash “Life Raft Earth”
Please enjoy this blog post article from Fiber Art Now: Story Quilts and Poetry at PHES Gallery.
Artist Talk with Lynn Schuette
January 8, 2023
Lynn discussed Still Life, her recent series that uses painting as a way to address social issues and upends what a still life painting can be. The second installation in the series “Still Life #2 (for Uvalde)” was on view at PHES Gallery and included 19 paintings. Lynn spoke of her research, work process and previous related work.
The second installation in the series “Still Life #2 (for Uvalde)” (#1-5 shown) is currently on view at the PHES and includes 19 paintings.
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.
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.”
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.”
December 5, 2021-February 13, 2022
Greater San Diego County Artists
June 24-September 5, 2021