YAM – Youth Art Month has arrived!

We are thrilled to be hosting the Youth Art Month Exhibition – YAM this month in the Rose Art Gallery.  Organized through the San Diego chapter of CAEA, YAM showcases K-12 student work from all over the county.  This is an excellent showcase of Parker student artwork as well as a fantastic opportunity for students to be exposed to the work being made by their peers.

Parker students that were accepted into the exhibition include:

Middle School: Ellie Lenzen, Addy Smith, Jackson Giek, Isabel Kincart, Erin Lily, Allie Fitzgerald, Ella Ludwig, Lulu Ross, and Hannah Druin.

Upper School: Leo Baez, Jacqueline Ghosh, Sarah Effress, Callie Keating, Jesse Smith, Orion Samikoglu, Gale Bruell, Nicole McDermott, Bryce Dethloff, Max Anderson, Jessica Smith, and Lauren Kause.

An awards reception will be held at the closing of the exhibition on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2-4 pm.


Who Are You: A Show of Portraits by Parker Students


11/5 – 12/14
Upper School 2D Art
AP Photography
6th Grade 3D Art

In this exhibit, Parker students explore the representation of the human form through the art of portraiture.  Using photography, drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture, students portray special individuals that have helped to shape their identity, histories, development, and cultures.


First Exhibit of the Year – Sasha Koozel Reibstein

There’s something growing inside the Rose Art Gallery.

The head of Ceramics at Palomar College, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, has her artwork on display until the end of October.  Sasha’s ceramic sculptures are full of curious textures, colors, and materials. Take some time during your day to stop in and investigate these special objects.  The artist will be on campus this Thursday 9/20 from 3-5pm for a reception. Do stop in for snacks and to meet Sasha after school!

Sasha Koozel Reibstein is a mixed media artist living and working in San Diego. Her works are simultaneously confrontational and elegant, questioning our relationship with the physical world, from the environment in which we live to our own bodies.


Cover Crop: Paintings by Eva Struble

We have a new exhibit open in the Rose Art Gallery!  Eva Struble, a professor at SDSU and local painter, has installed a recent series of paintings titled “Cover Crop.”  The show runs from March 26 – May 4.  There will be a public artist reception on Thursday April 5 from 5-7pm.

Struble’s paintings typically deal with landscape through the lens of social and environmental histories, and in this body of work she undermines traditional viewpoints with an experimental approach to the material surface and by pulling frames from her past. Created on top of unfinished canvases from various periods, she adds imagery referencing small farms in the San Diego area, blending in previous scenes of her everyday life, television stills, textile patterns, and landscapes. “Cover crop” refers to a farming process for fallow periods in which a simple crop is seeded into the earth to enrich the soil, and here the underlying paintings create the fertile base from which new work emerges. The artist has previously explored the landscape as a site for troubled labor practices in San Diego agriculture, EPA superfund projects, and militarized activity, and here she continues using her paintings as a vehicle to physically explore new territory while recognizing the layers of history that affect her contemporary view. Cover Crop is inspired by small organizations that are able to feed and educate the community despite unfavorable odds and circumstances, while paying homage to multiple histories in adjacent landscapes.

Eva Struble received her MFA in painting from Yale University and is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University. Recent projects have been exhibited in Converge/Diverge at the San Diego Art Institute, Heavy Grass at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park, and Emblema, at the UVA’s School of Architecture. Struble’s project, Produce, was displayed in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2014. Her work has been shown at the Cleveland MOCA, at Lombard Freid projects in New York, Angles Gallery in Santa Monica, among others. Selected residencies include the Vermont Studio Center, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Andratx Cultural Center in Mallorca. Her work has received praise in Art In America, The Village Voice, the San Diego Union Tribune and other publications.

Words with Wings: Poetry & Prints

New show in the Rose Gallery through February!!


As part of a school wide poetry week, the Rose Gallery hosts artwork by various printmakers dedicated to celebrating the printed word in poetry and artist books.   The Words with Wings exhibit was curated in conjunction with the Upper School’s Poetry Week taking place February 5-9, 2018.  The exhibit showcases various methods of printmaking and artist books.  Most of the imagery contains poetry or written word, including a few broadsides of Billy Collins poems by Carolee Campbell.

There are a variety of student-made books inspired by poems around the back wall in the gallery from Ms. Taylor’s 2D Art class.  There will be an artist reception Thursday February 1 from 5:30-7:00pm where the artists will be available to meet the community.  Much of the professional work is for sale.



This week the Rose Gallery opened a new show, Points of View, a juried exhibition from the artist group California Fibers.

Juried by artist Polly Jacobs Giacchina and gallery curator Jaclyn Enck, the show incorporates current work from over a dozen Southern California artists working in a variety of fiber based medias.


California Fibers, founded in 1970, supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California fiber artists. The imagination and superb craftsmanship of these artists place them in the highest echelon in their fields. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad. Many of its members are well-represented in museums and private collections and are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world . Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting,  surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables and mixed media.

There will be a celebratory artist reception Thursday November 16 from 6-8PM at the gallery.

First Show of the Year.. Faculty and Staff Art on Display Now!

The Faculty & Staff Art Exhibit is now OPEN and ready for your viewing pleasure.

Please stop in anytime during the school day to see all of the incredible, diverse work that has been crafted by Parker visual arts teachers, accountants, english teachers, spanish teachers, JK teachers, and more!  If you are traveling from the Lower School or would like to see the show in the evening or weekend, you can contact jenck@francisparker.org to make arrangements.

The show is up from now until October 20.  The artwork in the exhibit showcases content across a variety of disciplines – you might come explore the implied narratives, storytelling opportunities, or idea of visual poetry.  If nothing else, you’ll gain some insight and appreciation for the creativity and skill of Parker educators.

 We like to hold a Faculty/Staff show every two years not only to highlight the skill and creative work of Parker employees, but also in order to keep us current in our own artistic endeavors.  This show is not to miss.