Past Events

Three-Person Exhibition

Artist Demo with Diana Carey

May 1, 2022

Diana Carey, “Try for the Sun”

“Thrown and Splatter” technique with 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.”

Impermanence Exhibition

Artist Talk with Andres Amador

February 12, 2022

Andres Amador, Sun @ Sutro Baths- 2017

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.

Dissolution Ceremony

December 11, 2021

Upon completion of the sand mandala, the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Sharste Monastery worked on creating a Sacred Sand Mandala at PHES Gallery. purposely destroyed the magnificent work of art. The Buddha’s last words were “All things are impermanent, work out your salvation with diligence.”
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.

Creation of a Sacred Sand Mandala

December 8-11, 2021

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


Dharma Teaching

December 8, 2021

“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.” One must be constantly mindful of this. If one has a clear understanding of pervading nature of impermanence, then one can enter the gate of Buddha’s teaching and begin their spiritual practice.”


Greater San Diego County Artists Exhibition

Artist Talk with Anne Mudge

September 3, 2021

Array by Anne Mudge

She 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.

Artist Talk with William Leslie and Alessandra Colfi

August 27, 2021

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.

Artist Talk with Becky Cohen

July 23, 2021

The work of 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.