Curatorial Statement for Qualms

September 15th, 2013

“Diane Phares’s Macular Vision displays fears, anxieties, phobias and uncertainty of the future. Each circle displays an image of the artist’s mother’s eyes that unfortunately have been plagued by a genetic disorder that could potentially be passed down to Phares. The piece symbolizes a fear that is ultimately unavoidable. The background is meant to represent brain matter, which connects to the theme of the exhibition because qualms are only present within our minds.”  Curators: Maria-Elena Alberto, Isabel Kam, Maria Pansulla, Naomi Osorto

MAM Young Curators Exhibition Qualms

April 6th, 2013

MAM Poster

The Pierro Gallery will be showing one of my works as it was chosen by the Montclair Art Museum’s Young Curators Program.  It was accepted as part of the “Qualms, Wake Up, and Oddities” exhibit.  Reception and opening will be on Thursday, April 11 from 6-8pm.

Watercolor Sold to Benefit Visual AIDS

March 1st, 2013

This study entitled “Back River Bend” (6″ x 4″) is of marsh trees in Georgetown, Maine.  It is one of a series created during the summer of 2012 using watercolor paint and sepia pens. I then printed it with archival ink on Fabriano paper and applied more watercolor paint.  This original was sold at the “Postcards from the Edge” benefit on Saturday, January 25, 2013 to support the important programs of Visual AIDS.

15th Annual “Postcards from the Edge” Benefit

March 1st, 2013

Once again participating in this worthy cause by donating a small painting.  All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS, an organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS.  All work is displayed anonymously. Buy an original work of art and show your support.  Visit for more information.

AENJ Exhibit 2011

July 3rd, 2011

You are invited to see one of my works at the AENJ Member’s Exhibit.

Place: The James Howe Gallery (Vaughn Eames Hall )

Kean University in Union, NJ.
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083 – 1-908-737-KEAN (5326)
For directions click on the following link:
Dates: June 6th through July 14th
Reception: Thursday, July 14, 4-6pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 1pm
Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 5pm

If the doors are locked when you arrive or to schedule a viewing of the gallery, please call Diana Palermo, Gallery Assistant at (908)737-0392.

For more information about the
Art Educators of New Jersey
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“Art Connections 7″ to Feb. 19

February 5th, 2011

Reposting a photo from the George Segal Gallery showing “Charlie’s Sweatshop”
On view until February 19, 2011
Gallery hours are: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. from 10am to 5pm and Thurs. 12:30pm to 7:30pm

“Postcards from the Edge” Viewing

January 24th, 2011

Finally posting a photo of the large and enthusiastic crowd that attended the “Postcards from the Edge” opening reception on January 7th.

Opening Reception for Art Connections 7

January 9th, 2011

The next showing of my work will be for “Art Connections 7″ at The George Segal Gallery of Montclair State University.
Opening reception: Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 2pm to 5pm

New Work

December 8th, 2010

"The Mannequin"

This small piece is a continuation of work inspired by conversations with my aunts who labored to support the family in a Brooklyn sweatshop during WWII. It is painted on canvas board and is only 4″ x 6″.

AENJ Member Exhibit

July 14th, 2010

Now showing: “Bear Bowl Breakfast”
Acrylic on sewn linen canvas pieces
AENJ Member Exhibit
June 12th through July 15th
Reception 7/15/10, 4pm to 6pm