September 24, 2010
Contact:  Sue Phillips
New York (917) 449-1134

Contact:  Geoff Phillips
San Diego (858) 353-8337
Honor South African Artist, GRACE PHILLIPS,
in a FUNDRAISER for Alzheimer's
co-sponsored by South African Airways &
ETALI Safari Lodge introduced to us by
Timeless Africa Safaris


What started out as a dream a little more than two years ago to honor our mother, renowned Water Colorist and Calligrapher, Grace Phillips, is now becoming a reality!  We will achieve our goal of paying tribute to her by showcasing her lifetime achievement of Art and to raise awareness for Alzheimer's, from which she suffers.

The three-month exhibition begins on October 5, 2010, and goes through January 4, 2011, at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA.  A special fundraiser to benefit the care of Alzheimer's patients will be held on the inaugural day of the exhibition.

The Cocktail Reception, Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, will include a 'Fragrance Journey' overview by Sue Phillips, International Fragrance Expert, to raise awareness of the correlation of smell, taste and memory as key elements to emotional well-being and how the plight of Alzheimer's affects these senses.  Read Sue's article "Sensory Healing" in Glow Beauty Magazine

We are grateful to all our Sponsors for their enthusiasm and generosity, and for helping us create a SENSORY CELEBRATION with Art, Scent, Wine, Food and great Music . . . all with a South African and Californian flavor and ambiance.  We thank South African Airways and ETALI Safari Lodge  for donating the spectacular Grand Prize of a round trip ticket for two to South Africa and a wonderful 3-night weekend at the most luxurious ETALI Safari Game Park in Southern Africa valued at $6,500.  Thanks to Timeless Africa Safaris for the introduction to ETALI.

As a tribute to Grace Phillips who was THE foremost Calligraphist and Watercolorist from South Africa and who was active in the arts in San Diego for over 20 years, her children, Geoff and Sue Phillips, together with Scripps Memorial Hospital are presenting this Retrospective Exhibition and Silent Auction fundraiser benefit.  This is a one-time spectacular event of a collection of art painted over 70 years, some of which has never-before-previously-been seen.  The three month exhibit portrays South African scenes, florals, portraits, and landscapes from Grace's travels all over the world.

Guests may bid on Grace's Artwork in the Silent Auction and there are many other wonderful items that will be raffled off as door prizes.  While guests enjoy refreshments, the Silent Auction will go Live and they will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite works of art.  25% of proceeds from the evening as well as from sales of Artwork during the 3-month exhibition will be donated to Scripps and Alzheimer's.

To enhance this Multi-Sensory event, delicious authentic South African food will be prepared by world-renowned DELI-SA, wines by Southern Hemisphere Wines, and Wine Shop at Home, ambient scenting by Scentevents, Music by Jazz Club, and magnificent African scenery will be provided by Backdrops Beautiful to delight guests as they sip, sniff, waft, view, bid, swoon and croon at this heart-warming, celebratory fund-raising scentertaining experience!

We are extremely grateful to all those who have made this tribute possible!

Most sincerely and sensorially . . . treasure every day!

Sue and Geoff Phillips
Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction & Fragrance Journey

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Scripps Memorial Hospital
Schaetzel Center
9888 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA

RSVP by October 1 to
or call (917) 449-1134
Herbal Abecedarium

In addition to the silent auction, guests will be able to purchase a limited edition momento of the award-winning  Herbal Abecedarium poster designed and created by Grace Phillips.  The original poster will be on view in the Schaetzel Center.  It features every letter of the Alphabet in Grace's calligraphy and watercolors, and showcases an artistic explanation of the various herbs and spices used for culinary and fragrance purposes.  Several lucky winners whose names will be drawn from the RSVP list will be eligible to win this prized poster.
Grace Phillips
A lifetime achievement in art sponsored by her children, Geoff & Sue Phillips to honor their mother

Grace Phillips has exhibited her award-winning art globally and has designed calligraphy for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and many international dignitaries.  Her art reflects her love of botanicals and calligraphy as well as early South African works featuring portraits, landscapes, fauna and flora.  Grace's art will be featured in the Alzheimer's Association's "Memories in the Making" Art Exhibition at The Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park, on Oct. 4.  To view artwork by Grace go to

Grace Phillips Retrospective

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