October 28, 2020

Phillips’ Mill Online Art Show Closing Soon

“THE STREAM AT PHILLIPS’ MILL”: This painting by Patricia Clarkson is featured in Phillips’ Mill’s 91st Annual Art Show, on view online through November 1 at phillipsmill.org.

Those who appreciate art and like to support area artists have through Sunday, November 1, to view and purchase framed pieces, sculpture, and portfolio items from many of the region’s best artists at Phillips’ Mill’s 91st Annual Art Show  — online only this year due to COVID-19.

Twenty-three sculptors, 96 artists who submitted framed work, and 142 portfolio artists are included in the show. Initial funding to help set the show up was donated by community patrons and benefactors who also provided funds for awards including the Honored Artist award that was presented to Louis Russomanno for his Studio Light painting. There were 18 more awards presented that include cash prizes. Many of the awards are in honor or memory of area artists and art aficionados.

Under the direction of co-chairs Laura Womack and Tim Lovrinic, the art committee invited artists who live within 25 miles of the Phillips’ Mill, a historic structure located on the banks of Primrose Creek just 1 ½ miles north of New Hope, to participate. They explained that the show would be held totally online. In some ways, this was disappointing, yet the committee lowered entry fees, increased artist profits by lowering the sales commission, and planned classes, talks, online artist bios, and installed an easy system for entry registration, judging, online viewing and study.

Five jurors, artists themselves — Elsa Mora, Gary Weisman, Celia Reisman, Mark Bockrath, and Diane Marimow —judged the show online, the first time they had ever had to do this.

All proceeds from the sale are used to help preserve the mill. For more information and to view the art show, go to phillipsmill.org.