Focus on Photography at Phillips’ Mill Exhibits
“INN AT PHILLIPS’ MILL”: This photograph by Sue Ann Rainey is part of the 30th annual “Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition,” on view April 2 through April 21 at Phillips’ Mill in New Hope, Pa. The juried show features 138 images selected from over 1,200 submissions received from more than a dozen states.
The month of April brings a celebration of fine art photography to Phillips’ Mill with two shows. The annual juried “Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition” marks its 30th anniversary of showcasing excellence in the photographic arts. Rounding out the month, the “Not Your Run of the Mill Photo Show” will feature works by the volunteers of the Mill Photo Committee.
At the juried exhibition, which runs April 2 through April 21, 138 images will grace the walls of the historic mill, selected by juror Jill Enfield from over 1,200 submissions received from more than a dozen states. From traditional to digital, the photographs highlight the range of talent encompassed by what is considered the premiere juried photography show in Bucks County, Pa. Enfield, an internationally renowned fine art photographer, curator, author, and educator, shared her expertise in assessing this year’s slate of submissions. She said, “The range, diversity, creativity, and experimentation presented in this larger body of work is exceptional. Whether it was nature, landscape, art, portraiture, street photography, there was just so much high-quality work it made narrowing down the prize winners a very painful but rewarding experience. Kudos to all the accepted entries.”
Enfield is a leading authority on alternative photographic processes. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S. and Europe and can be found in museums and private collections around the world. She has taught at The New School’s Parsons School of Design since the late 1980s as well as at the International Center for Photography in New York City, and at workshops throughout the world.
Founded by Spencer Saunders in 1991, the annual juried exhibition celebrates and promotes fine art photography embracing the theme of “Photography as Art, Photographer as Artist.” For a complete list of accepted artists and additional information about the show, visit phillipsmill.org/photography/photo-exhibition.
Following the juried show, the Mill will present its “Not Your Run of the Mill Photo Show” This show features the works of the Mill Photo Committee who, along with being photographers themselves, dedicate their time and talent to organizing the annual “Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition” and sharing their interests throughout the year. The committee welcomes new members and volunteers and encourages interested individuals to visit their website or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road in New Hope, Pa. Show hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m. For more information, visit phillipsmill.org.