December, 2020: the catalog for the 17th International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2021" is published.
September 17 - October 17, 2021: Group exhibition for the International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2021" at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.
September, 2021: attended the International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2021" at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (Latvia).
This Symposium included: an Artist Talk, open studios, publicity opportunities (presentations of artists’ creative works; information in mass media), and a final Symposium exhibition with printed catalogue. Five of my paintings created at the Symposium were accepted into the Centre's permanent collection.
(Photo credit: Santa Suhanova, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre)
May, 2021: invited by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to participate in Long Views Auction, an online benefit auction in celebration of VCCA’s 50th, featuring works by some of VCCA’s finest visual artist Fellows, May 7–15.
December, 2020: Awarded an Explore and Create grant (Research and Creation) from the Canada Council for the Arts in support of my residency project at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
November, 2020: Featured artist in The West End Journal series "Artists Among Us,"
“Leon Phillips: Exploring the Materiality of Color"
March, 2019: Awarded a Project Assistance for Visual Artists Grant,
British Columbia Arts Council
January 2020: My work and a 360 degree panoramic view of my Banff studio is featured by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity on social media (click on image below to get to the FB page. On the FB page, click and hold mouse on image and move cursor around to see full view of studio).
January, 2019: Accepted as a VCCA Fellow into the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to attend a one-month artist residency there, February-March, 2019.