Call for Poets

Please join us for a creative dive into ekphrastic poetry – poetry written in response to art

the PHES Gallery invites you to create a poem (or poems) in response to a work of art in our most recent exhibition, “Story Quilts.”

Submissions will be accepted until
June 11.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 poems.
Poems will be performed in the courtyard of the Gallery with a poets’ reception on June 25, 5:00 – 7:00 PM


  • Reflections in the Glass by Sandra Lauterbach
  • The New American Crucifix by Nancy Lemke
  • Vessels to Hold Ephemeral Memories by Viviana Lobrozo
  • Three Empty Vessels by Viviana Lombrozo
  • Rockefeller's Flags by Nelda McComb
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall by Dan Olfe
  • Downtown Windows by Dan Olfe
  • despite her checkered history, they complained she was so straight laced by Marty Ornish
  • shy Lisbeth breaks out of her shell by Marty Ornish
  • Birds on a Wire Fence by Karen Rips
  • Charged Up neon jellyfish dress
  • "Green-Eyed Dog by Dinah Sargeant
  • Propulsion by Deborah Weir
  • Receding Figures by Deborah Weir
  • What Remains by Deborah Weir
  • After the 6th Extinction by Deborah Weir
  • Life Raft Earth by Deborah Weir
  • Leafy Jungle by Susan Willen
  • Leafy Jungle 2 by Susan Willen