Plans Underway for Phillips’ Mill Art Show
“LIGHTS AT NIGHT”; This painting by Patricia Allingham Carlson was selected as the Signature Image for this year’s 93rd “Juried Art Show” at Phillips’ Mill. According to the Signature Image Committee, Its sense of community spirit, depicting a diverse group of revelers, helped it win the competition.
There are many traditions in the planning of the historic “Juried Art Show” at Phillips’ Mill, which marks its 93rd year this September. The anticipation builds as artists await the publication of the show prospectus, which is now available on the Phillips’ Mill website at phillipsmill.org/prospectus.
This year’s show will be held September 24 through October 30, live at the Mill and online. “There is nothing like experiencing the show in our beloved landmark Mill,” said Mary Flamer, chair of this year’s art show. “Making it available online, too, offers unrivaled accessibility and welcomes art lovers near and far.”
The Art Show Committee has announced that jurying this year will take place in person at the Mill. This longtime tradition at Phillips’ Mill was interrupted the past two years by the pandemic.
“Having the jurors on site to see the submitted works in person, to view the artwork in real light from every angle, to experience texture, brushwork, color, is something special in this day of online jurying,” said Flamer. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this to our submitting artists once again.”
All registration will be done online at https://client.smarterentry.com/PMPE between August 1 and August 31. High-resolution images are required of all work when registering to facilitate the creation of the online show. Work must then be dropped off at Phillips’ Mill during receiving days, September 9 and 10, for in-person jurying, and must have been registered online prior to drop off.
Another tradition is the call for Signature Image submissions, when area artists are invited to create an image of the historic old grist mill located at the sharp bend on River Road just north of New Hope, Pa. With nearly two dozen submissions received this year, the competition was fierce according to organizers.
The Phillips’ Mill Art Committee has announced that this year’s Signature Image, already appearing on show materials and on the Phillips’ Mill website, is the joyful, colorful, and spirited Lights at Night by Patricia Allingham Carlson of Hatboro, Pa.
“We were thrilled that so many artists entered the competition,” said Gene Underwood, chair of the Signature Image Committee. “All the entrants submitted beautiful work, and gave the committee much to discuss. The winning entry depicts a diverse group enjoying the Mill, and its community spirit helped it win the competition.”
“I was so honored to learn that my painting was selected,” said Carlson, “especially when you consider the tradition of the show and the caliber of the artists in our area. When you are accepted at this level, you have arrived.”
Carlson’s painting will be used on all marketing, publicity, and advertising materials for the show. The painting will also be exhibited and for sale at the exhibition. Signature Image paintings are often first to sell, having many admirers by the time the Juried Art Show at Phillips’ Mill opens.
Phillips’ Mill Community Association, the birthplace of Pennsylvania Impressionism, has served as a meeting place for artists since 1929. The Phillips’ Mill Community Association invites and welcomes the membership of all who love and are interested in the arts. For more information about membership and the 93rd “Juried Art Show” at Phillips’ Mill, visit phillipsmill.org/art/juried-art-show.