Huntington Beach Art Center: Art Exhibition

Women of Surfing: Art & History July 22 – September 2, 2017

The Huntington Beach Art Center is celebrating women in the arts with three exhibitions that showcase locally, nationally, and internationally recognized female artists. Women of Surfing: Art & History is the second exhibition in a series celebrating women in the arts, delving into artworks by national and international artists who have an intimate relationship with the ocean and the sport of surfing. Entertainment will be provided by singer/songwriter Jamisen Jarvis.

“This show was particularly special given the international scope and the focus on women in the surf photo and art community. Women have a valuable and unique perspective to contribute to the culture that has been mostly ignored by the commercial surf industry. I hope to see our collective voice continue to thrive and ultimately share a more complete picture of what surf culture is all about.”

- Sachi Cunningham (Big-wave photographer & documentary filmmaker)

"Thank you to the Huntington Beach Art Center and Surfing Heritage & Culture Center for a phenomenal exhibition opening. Also, to Phil Roberts for curating one of the most incredible shows, honoring womens art, history and surfing. I am so humbled to be apart of such a monumental and powerful exhibition, alongside so many talented women, from all around the world." -Carena Phillips

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People + Space = Place: Art Exhibition

Protohub Gallery Featured Artist

An Impact Hub is an innovative co-working space that specializes in events and programs that foster a supportive community, develop professional networks, connect investors and entrepreneurs, provide entrepreneurial training, and implement funding/investment programs.

In January 2015, Protohub hosted their first artist group show as part of the People + Space = Place programming featured artists, Carena Phillips, Jeff Hawe, George Yarbrough, and Rafael Bergstrom.


Stoked on Life Sunglasses

SOL was established to create products that fuel your lifestyle while leaving a positive impact on the world.

Stoked on Life's line of premium eyewear was designed to fuse together elements of fashion with nature. The precision craftsmanship, combined with the beauty of different natural materials, five layer construction forms an extremely durable pair of sunglasses combined with a comfortable lightweight fit. Each pair is hand crafted, features polarized lenses, stainless steel spring hinges, and floats on water.

Image: Courtesy Carena Phillips, SOL

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Avidya Collective Change

The thought provoking artisan who's purpose is to uplift and influences culture with his fashion statement.

Image: Courtesy Carena Phillips, Avidya

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"YUAN": by Beili Liu

"YUAN: by Beili Liu," the current installation work at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, is the inspiration for choreographer Mitsuko Horikawa and composer John Chow Seymour. Around "YUAN," they present "Tomoe," their collaborative performance work.

"Yuan," in Chinese, has several meanings including circle. The Japanese character, Tomoe, refers to a design with three elements within a circle. In this performance, three UH dance students move within and around the circular installation piece "YUAN" accompanied by the improvised acoustic and electronic music of UH music students.

Image: Courtesy Carena Phillips, University of Hawai'i Art Gallery


Saltwater Palettes: Art Exhibition

Saltwater Palettes Opening Reception: July 18th, 2009

My 1st art show, curated by Surf Artist, Phil Roberts, honoring women's art, history and surfing! Painting, photography, and installation sculpture by Heather Ritts, Blakeney Sanford, Christina Scannapiego, Carena Leigh.