When President Clinton presented the Ambassadors of the Diplomatic Corps with one of Beasley's monoprints entitled "Clinton Inaugural" in 1993, it was the second time she received the coveted Presidential Seal on her artwork, The first time was in 1989 when she was commissioned to do the "Official Artwork" for the inauguration of President Bush - thus, making her the only artist to twice receive the honor.
Phoebe has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and was honored by the State Department for her participation in the Arts in Embassies Program.
Beasley's collage artwork was part of two major touring museum exhibitions, including a group show mounted by the Smithsonian Institution entitled, In the Spirit of Martin, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, Phoebe's work was part of a museum show in 2008 entitled, Portraying Lincoln: Man of Many Faces, based on the life and work of President Lincoln.
Most recently, a touring museum exhibition of The Kinsey Collection featured several of Phoebe's works. The national tour includes a seven month run at the Smithsonian from 2010 until late 2011. And, a solo two month retrospective of Beasley's artwork entitled, Highways to the Heart: A 40 Year Journey was mounted by the M. Hanks Gallery in Santa Monica in the fall of 2010.
Beasley completed a collaboration with Dr. Maya Angelou in which she created several serigraphs from poems by Langston Hughes for a limited edition book. Dr. Angelou selected the poems and titled the masterful compilation, Sunrise is Coming After While, and then wrote the forwards on Hughes and Beasley.
Beasley has been commissioned by individuals, corporations and several
Public and corporate collectors include: National Public Library, University of Texas, California African American Museum, New York City Library, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Cooper Union, Southern University, Brigham Young University, Mystic Seaport Museum, Colgate-Palmolive, Fisk University, The Gillette Company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Hanes Hosiery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Absolut Vodka, City of Los Angeles, Johnson Publishing Company, Kansas African American Museum, Broadway Federal Bank and the Denver Broncos Football Team.
Some private collectors include: Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Maya Angelou, Roger Penske, Bill Russell, Samuel L. and LaTanya R. Jackson, Mike and Corky Hale-Stoller, Byron Allen, Clarence and Jacqueline Avant, Marla Gibbs, Linda Johnson-Rice, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Atty. Peter and Linda Bynoe, James and Mary Bell, Desiree Rogers, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Ken Lombard and Pat Harvey-Lombard, Grant Hill, Bill and Brenda Galloway, Bettye Dixon, Abe Thompson, Sandra Baccus, Wanda McKenzie, Atty. Marc and Tegra Little, Reuben Cannon, Howard Greenberg Gallery/NYC, Charles and Anne Johnson, Atty. Karol Mason, Dr. Ruth Love, Allen W. Warren, Lyle and Shawnelle Logan, Rena Bransten Gallery/San Francisco, Jacquie Wilkinson, Stella Jones Gallery/New Orleans, Atty. Dennis and Precious Dowdell, Jr., Anita Baker, John and Vicki Palmer-Roman, Dr. M.J. Hewitt, Ron and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, George and Jean Fraser, Chris and Tara Brancato, Tavis Smiley, Earl and Barbara Graves, Sr. and Tyler Perry,The Estate of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dr. William Burke and Atty. Yvonne Burke, Carolyn Folks, Sherry and Tom Barrat
In 2005, Beasley received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from her alma mater, Ohio University, and she delivered the Commencement Address in the morning and afternoon ceremonies to over 3000 graduates.
Phoebe currently serves as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in the most populated county in the nation with over 10 Million people and eighty-eight cities in the most populated county in the nation with eighty-eight cities and over 10 million people.
Phoebe has worked nationally, as an instructor, with Victoria Rowell and
Foster Children Positive Plan to help students achieve self-esteem through
their artwork expressions. Beasley also serves on the Board of The
Trusteeship (Southern California
Phoebe Beasley Art Studio