Past Exhibitions

Story Quilts
May 21, 2023 – July 9, 2023

Story Quilts features the work of eleven local textile and fiber artists: Sandra Lauterbach, Nancy Lemke, Viviana Lombrozo, Nelda McComb, Dan Olfe, Marty Ornish, Karen Rips, Tara Ritacco, Dinah Sargeant, Deborah Weir, and Susan Willen. The PHES Gallery hosted a poetry writing contest in conjunction with “Story Quilts.”

Please enjoy this blog post article from Fiber Art Now Story Quilts and Poetry at PHES Gallery.

Quiet Connections
March 19-May 7, 2023

Quiet Connections features selected works by Maine studio artists and friends Lissa Hunter and Carol Fay Stein.

What happens when the presence of silence allows for the unspoken to be heard?
Carol Stein and Lissa Hunter have been fellow artists and friends for nearly 30 years. For the past ten years or so they have shared what they call Studio Days, each going to the other’s Maine-based studio, working in near silence for the day or several days in a row. Being side by side in the same space has become an integral part of each of their practices. Neither knows how her work has been influenced by the other. The arc of each artist’s practice has been continuous and integrated, each new work coming from the previous. There aren’t any seismic shifts or grand leaps that have come directly from time together. But each is certain that her work would be different and, they suspect, not so rich if they had not had these times together, these quiet connections.

Gallery Artists 2023
December 4, 2022-February 4, 2023

Featured artists: Juanita Perez-Adelman, Judith Christiansen, Becky Cohen , Ellen Dieter, Kaori Fukuyama, William Gullette, Paul Henry, Anne Mudge, Norma Pizarro, Gail Schneider, Lynne Schuette, and Cheryl Tall

September 11, 2022-November 6, 2022

Feminist Image Group (FIG) is a coalition of artists who meet to organize exhibitions, discuss art, see exhibitions, and support one another in our careers. We promote an inclusive worldview that allows all voices. As friends, we aid each other in our creative and curatorial endeavors.

Featured artists: Kirsten Aaboe, Irene Abraham, Judith Christensen, Nilly Gill, Stacie Birky Greene, Lisa Hutton, Linda Litteral, Kathy Nida, Kim Niehans, Ann Olsen, Susan Osborn, Judith Parenio, Terrilynn Quick, Helen Redman, Bridget Rountree, Amanda Saint Claire, Jennifer Spencer, Anna Stump, Ruth Wallen and Cindy Zimmerman.

Boundaries and Connection
May 15, 2022-July 30, 2022

PHES Gallery exhibition featuring the selected works of architectural artist Alvaro Alvarez, multi-disciplinary artist Kaori Fukuyama, and artist and designer Kline Swonger.

Three-Person Exhibition: Diana Carey, Bruce Munter, and Paul Henry
March 13, 2022-April 30, 2022

PHES Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition highlighting the work of three San Diego artists: painter Diana Carey, mixed media artist Bruce Munter, and furniture maker and PHES Gallery co-owner Paul Henry. The Three-Person Exhibition will be on display through Saturday, April 30, 2022.

December 5, 2021-February 12, 2022

Ellen Speert, co-owner of PHES Gallery curated “Impermanence” based on the beauty and pain we see in the world. Four amazing artists have created works reflecting life’s transitory nature.

Featured Artists: Andres Amador, Michelle Kurtis Cole, Wendy Maruyama, and Kathi McCord. Special events from the Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery

Allied Craftsmen of San Diego:
Selected Works
September 16, 2021-November 20, 2021

September 16-November 20, 2021

This contemporary craft exhibition highlights the work of 16 talented local craftsmen. ACSD members use materials such as clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, and wood, to create unique works of art., craftsmen, painters, mixed media artists, and photographers from San Diego County. Since its inception in 1947, Allied Craftsmen of San Diego remains one of the oldest continuously operating craft guilds in the country.

Featured Artists:
David Browne (metal), Levi Casias (clay), Judith Christensen (mixed media), Ellen Fager (clay), Arline Fisch (jewelry), Polly Giacchina (fiber), Paul Henry (wood), William Leslie and Allesandra Colfi (mixed media), Viviana Lombrozo (fiber), Wendy Maruyama (wood), Kathleen Mitchell (glass), Kathy Nida (fiber), Norma Pizarro (mixed media), Gail Schneider (mixed media), Cheryl Tall (clay).

Greater San Diego County Artists

Greater San Diego County Artists
July 16, 2021-September 4, 2021

The work of 11 celebrated professional sculptors, craftsmen, painters, mixed media artists, and photographers from San Diego County.

Featured Artists: Doris Bittar, Becky Cohen, William Gullette, Paul Henry, William Leslie and Alessandra Colfi, Anne Mudge, Bruce Munter, Lynn Schuette, Ellen Speert, and Cheryl Tall