Phil Bender winner of Mayor’s Award for Excellence

Phil Bender in front of his work, “Mashers” 2008, at the Confluence exhibition opening in October, 2011.  Phil is known for his delightful sculptural works created of found objects.

Phil Bender, artist, his work, Mashers, found objects

Phil Bender at Emmanuel Gallery

Phil glibly thanked the Mayor of Denver, his friends, late Mother, “The Academy” and his first and second wives when accepting the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts at the Ellie, on November 3rd.  Phil is the founder of Pirate Contemporary Art in 1980 followed by a 31 year history of showing emerging Colorado, regional and international artists.