An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until October 29, 2016
The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition – a New Hope tradition – will open on Sept. 24, displaying approximately 90 framed art pieces and two dozen sculptures from artists living in eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey. Unframed pieces will also be part of the exhibition.
Following submissions on Sept. 9 and 10, the exhibition’s jurors will review the more than 350 works of art and determine which will be included in the exhibition, and which pieces will receive awards. Awards for 2015 totaled close to $11,000.
Art enthusiasts from near and far visit the historic Phillips’ Mill Community Association each year, perusing the various artwork, from paintings, drawings, portfolio, sculptures and more. All of the items exhibited are available for purchase.
Since its beginning in 1929, the Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition has been the premier art show in the Delaware Valley. Founded by the legendary greats William Lathrop, Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber and William Taylor, among others, the early shows were a way to display their work for their friends. Famous artists from the New Hope Impressionist School and beyond soon began to exhibit on a regular basis, including John Folinsbee, George Sotter, Henry Leith-Ross, Rae Sloan Bredin and Fern Coppedge, all of whom are now represented in major museums and private collections worldwide.
This year’s exhibition is being juried by Howard Watson, a watercolorist from Wyncote; Holly Trostle Brighman, an oil and watercolorist from Philadelphia; Ron Wyffels, who specializes in graphics, from Havertown; Jennifer Frudakis, a sculptor from Doylestown; and Joe Mooney, a sculptor from Philadelphia.
Charles McVicker, a Princeton watercolor, oil and acrylic painter, has been chosen as this year’s honored artist. Each year for the past few decades, the Phillips’ Mill Community Association art committee has chosen a living artist to honor whose work has been accepted into the show over a substantial number of years. McVicker’s work has been accepted into the exhibition numerous times and received ﬁve awards, including the Patrons and Watercolor Award.
If you go: The 87th annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition is open daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting on Sept. 24 and continuing through Oct. 29. Cost is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 students. Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, New Hope, about two miles north of the New Hope/Lambertville bridge.