ISEE Artist’s Gallery is actively involved in its communities.  Throughout the year, the Gallery holds several online exhibitions inviting artists of all ages to join its efforts to build communities.  The Gallery also participates in a number of art exhibitions in the Southern California area and donates artwork to charity organizations for their efforts in helping others.  We believe, through art, we can build a better world.

The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS (HPAA) is an initiative of Manhattan Arts International,  an organization launched in 1983 to promote emerging artists. HPAA is a growing global community of artists, advocates, and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how ART  serves as a positive catalyst for enhancing the well-being of individuals, society and the environment. It is believed that art has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope.  Renée Phillips, the founder and director of HPAA, is an arts advocate, mentor for artists, author of several books and has presented many keynote speeches in such venues as the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia University. She is a member of the prestigious International Association of Art Critics.


The online Art Exhibition ‘Art That Lifts Our Spirits’ will offer viewers the opportunity to experience a powerful  transformation through visual art.

The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS presents “Art That Lifts Our Spirits”, an online art exhibition curated by Renée Phillips, founder/director/curator of Manhattan Arts International and The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS. The exhibition will serve as a resource for art buyers and art consultants seeking uplifting art for their homes and offices as well as for healthcare and wellness venues. Online exhibition starts from August 15 – October 15, 2019.

Award of Excellence Winners: Terri Albanese, Sandra Belitza-Vazquez, Anne Bevan, Kari Bienert, Lisa Botto-Lee, Patti Bradeis, Donna L. Byers, James Campbell, Mary Chaplin, Andre Chatelain, Len Cicio, Ann Croghan, Christine Debrosky, Dara Dodson, Patrick Fleming, Mary Gerakaris, Julia Gostling, Manon Germain, Kristy Goggio, Edward Gonzalez, John Davis Held, Melanie Hood, Karen Johnston, Janet Jordan, Agnes Jorgensen, Helen Kagan, Bonnie Kamhi, Candace Knapp, Irmtraud Kogler, Steve Leonard, Esther Kongo Lo, Sandra Lett, Claudia Marulanda, Barbara Markoff, Katherine McNeill, Joan Metcalf, David Montgomery, Elizabeth Nguyen-Espinoza, Poul Nielsen, Denisa Prochazka, Nancy Reyner, Alan M. Richards, A. E. Richardson, Roslyn Rose, Gordon M. Scott, Casey Shannon, Annie Shraver-Crandell, Karen Shulman, Marlene Siff, James Sondow, Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, Ronald V. Sullivan, Teri Leigh Teed, Carla Thomson, Peter N. Van Giesen, and Elizabeth Weiss.

Award of Merit Winners: To be announced
3 Featured Artists Award-Winners: To be announced

HPAA has become one of the most popular positive art related websites on the Internet. As internationally recognized arts writer Edward Rubin states about The Healing Power of ART website, “It’s filled with awe-inspiring essays. Hope, optimism and beautiful thoughts is just what is needed to remind us that there is still good in the world and that all is not lost.


Craft an Unforgettable Voice & The Unlikely Criminal: A Mystery Unfolds

Join the RWA for a morning with the amazing Mia Hopkins and Elizabeth Nguyen-Espinoza on August 10, 2019. Mia joins us for Ask an Author at 9 a.m. and then presents Crafting an Unforgettable Voice at 10:30 a.m.  Elizabeth Nguyen-Espinoza presents The Unlikely Criminal: A Mystery Unfolds. She will discuss her experience, research, and encounter with some of the unlikely criminals and how the mystery of their criminal act unfolds and came to surface.  Learn more about the event!