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Media Coverage - Artist Phil Dynan

Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson in the Trinity Journal

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Phil Dynan & Anastasia Nelson
Featured in The Trinity Journal - August 2016

Featured in the Chico Enterprise-Record, September 2016

Feature story in ENJOY Magazine, May 2016 - the "Animal Prescription Art" of Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson - click here
Date Magazine 2016
Feature story in Redding Searchlight's DATE Magazine, July 2016

Chico Enterprise-Record, January 2014

A 1987 article in the Auburn Journal describes a presentation and play by artist Phil Dynan held at the local library. The play was entitled "My Life as an Artist" and covered the artist's life from childhood to his (then) recent tour of the California Missions and the SW. Click here to read.


A 1997 article in the Auburn Journal provides a history of the artist, beginning with the Tour de France and working on the SF Marathon 20th Anniversary art. Click here to read.

Artist Phil Dynan in Sacramento Magazine
A 1980 article in Sacramento Magazine talks about Phil Dynan starting the card company, Starbound Productions, with partner and fellow-artist, Susan Dahlquist. To Read the article, click here.
Art by Phil Dynan for the Coors Classic
A 1988 feature written by Bruce Burton for the Sacramento Bee newspaper describes efforts by Phil Dynan to help raise money for the Coors Classic bike race. Click here to read.
Phil Dynan in Sacramento Magazine 1982
A 1982 feature in Sacramento Magazine tracing Phil Dynan's beginning in Kansas City to leading Sacramento's "only greeting card company" and going into book publishing. Read article.
City of San Francisco Marathon 1993
Magazine article about Phil Dynan, as race artist for the 1993 City of San Francisco Marathon. Dynan is pictured in the piece with his two children, Joseph and Sara. Read the article.
News coverage of Chico exhibit
News article (2005) from CSUC Orion by Allison McDermott about Chico exhibit and play with Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson. Read the article.  
Davis Enterprise story

News article (1994) from the Davis Enterprise. This review stresses Dynan's hallmarks in his "brilliant use of color and simple, stylized design." Read the article.

Redding Marathon art by Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson
News article (2005) from the Red Bluff Daily News about Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson designing the art for the Redding Marathon. Read the article.  
Screenprinting Magazine 1994
Screenprinting Magazine article (1985) about Phil Dynan's notecard production company and hand printed greeting cards. Read the article.  
Red Bluff Exhibit
News article (Nov. 30, 2005) from the Red Bluff Daily News about Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson opening art exhibit at the Union Coffee House. Read the article.  
Roseville Press Tribune
News article (April 14, 1983) from the Roseville Press-Tribune about Phil Dynan exhibit at Ibex Gallery in Folsom. Read the article.  
Phil Dynan - Rainbow Dream Serigraph
News article (November 12, 1990) from the Macomb (Illinois) Courier about Phil Dynan exhibit at Western Illinois University. Read the article.  
Phil Dynan art
News articles (1994) and furniture on the cover of the Davis Enterprise. Read the article.  
Phil Dynan Reception play opens exhibit

Program from the play "Betty Banal's Art Chat" which opened Phil's exhibit at the ABC Bakery & Cafe in Napa. It featured playwright/director Luther Hanson and actress Christine Nicholson. Read the details.

See edited version of the play.

Phil Dynan - performance art
Performance Art done in conjunction with the San Francisco "Butterfly Collective". Phil runs for State Assembly office. News article from the Woodland Daily Democrat (2006). Read the article.  
News on Transcontinental run
News article in the Shippensburg (PA) News-Chronicle (1981) about Phil running across Pennsylvania. Read the story.  
Bill Conlin's column
Editorial column by Sports Editor, Bill Conlin in the Sacramento Bee (1981) about Phil and father. Read the column.  
Phil Dynan in the Auburn Journal
Feature article in the Auburn Journal - full cover with plenty of art. Announcing exhibit opening at Roseville Arts Center. Read the article.  
Sacramento Union

News article in the Sacramento Union (1981) written by Ruthe Thompson.

Read the story.

Print Magazine Annual
Selected for the PRINT Regional Design Annual 1984. See the selection  
Phil Dynan and Miles Pepper
Feature article in the Roseville Press-Tribune full cover with Miles A. Pepper (kinetic sculptor) and Phil Dynan. Announcing exhibit opening at Roseville Arts Center. Read the article.  
Redding Searchlight

Featured on the cover of Redding Record Searchlight - "The New Plein Air" First Exhibit of this innovative style. See the cover art.

Date Magazine

Featured on the cover of Redding Record Searchlight's DATE MAGAZINE- "The New Plein Air" Listed as one of the Top 10 Things to do in the Northsate for the Labor Day Weekend. See the cover art.

Phil Dynan, artist, on Sacramento Channel 10 KXTV In this 1981 feature from Sacramento Channel 3 TV, reporter Steve LaRosa interviews Phil about his card designs and also about his upcoming Transcontinental run to raise money for a wildlife refuge in Sacramento County. Click here to view.  
Phil Dynan, artist, on Sacramento Channel 10 KXTV In this 1988 feature from Sacramento Channel 10 TV, reporter Jennifer Smith interviews Phil about his serigraphy technique and his exhibit at the Roseville Arts Center, as well as his sports posters including the California International Marathon and the Tour Feminin. Sacramento Channel 10 with reporter Jennifer Smith (1988) - Click here  
Best of Screen Printing A full chapter on Phil Dynan's serigraphy in this book published by Rockport Publishers. The Best of Screen Printing Design, by Walker & Blount, 1989. ISBN 0-935603-17-4 89-091750 See the pages here.