Current Exhibition

Phillips Mill is proud to announce its 84th Juried Art Exhibition.

“It was at Phillips’ Mill that art first became real to me, where I came to understand that paintings were not just decorative objects hung on walls but the work of flesh-and-blood people who transmitted what they saw into their own visions.”
James A. Michener (1907-1997)

The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition has been the premier art show in the Delaware Valley since 1929. Founded by the legendary greats, William Lathrop, Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber and William Taylor, among others, the early shows were intended to display work for friends. Famous artists from the New Hope School and beyond soon began to exhibit on a regular basis. Today more than 350 painters and sculptors submit over 500 works of which about 95 framed pieces are juried into the exhibit. The exhibition has grown steadily in prestige and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

This major exhibition invites artists who live within a 25-mile radius of the Mill to enter work for the show. In 2012 the jurors awarded 20 prizes, totaling $11,000.

The 2013 Exhibition runs daily from Saturday, September 21 through Saturday, October 26 from 1 PM to 5 PM. Please refer to the Event Calendar for a complete list of dates associated with the 2013 Exhibition.

Meet the Artists

Artists with works in the 84th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition will greet visitors during the show. View the complete list of dates and times artists are scheduled to be at the Mill.

Accepted Artists Announced

The accepted artists for the 2013 Exhibition have been selected by the jury. Click on the link for the category to view the list:

Pick-up Reminder

The 84th Juried Art Exhibition closes on Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 PM. Buyers and artists may pick up their artwork immediately following the closing from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and on Sunday, October 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Many, many thanks to all the buyers and participating artists. You have made the show a resounding success.

Patron and Committee Award Winners

Patrons' Award for Painting: Larry Chestnut of Trenton, NJ  "Still Life w/ License Plates" Oil

Patrons’ Award for Painting: Larry Chestnut of Trenton, NJ “Still Life w/ License Plates” Oil

 Patrons' Award for Drawing, Pastels or Print: Csilla Sadloch of Yardley, PA "Poison Ivy" Graphite

Patrons’ Award for Drawing, Pastels or Print:
Csilla Sadloch of Yardley, PA “Poison Ivy” Graphite


Patrons’ Award for Sculpture:
Jim Hendricks of Doylestown, PA “Lazarus” Wood

Phillips' Mill Committee Award in Honor of Reni Fetterolf and Lynn Stoner: Joanne Augustine of Princeton, NJ   "Apron Strings"   Watercolor

Phillips’ Mill Committee Award in Honor of Reni Fetterolf and Lynn Stoner:
Joanne Augustine of Princeton, NJ “Apron Strings” Watercolor

"The Phillips' Mill" (oil on linen on board) by Luiz Vilela is the painting selected by the Art Committee for its 2013 campaign.

“The Phillips’ Mill” (oil on linen on board) by Luiz Vilela is the painting selected by the Art Committee for its 2013 campaign.

Photo Gallery

Benefactors of the Phillips’ Mill 84th Annual Art Show were treated to a preview reception September 19 at Phillips’ Mill. There was an opening reception and awards ceremony on September 20, and the Art Show opened to the public on September 21.

Click on a thumbnail below to see the full-size photo.

Jury Selected

The Phillips’ Mill Art Committee has selected the jury for the  2013 84th Juried Art Exhibition.

Painting and Graphics
Jeanne Dobie
Tricia Fagan
Sheldon Strober

Ayami Aoyama
Patricia Goodrich

Jeanne Dobie is a nationally-known watercolorist, juror, and author.
Tricia Fagan is the Gallery Director and Curator of The Gallery at Mercer County Community College.
Sheldon Strober is a painter, printmaker, and curator.
Ayami Aoyama is a sculptor and art instructor.
Patricia Goodrich is a sculptor, author, and educator.

Read the full press release.

Honored Artist


Richard Lennox in his studio.

The Phillips’ Mill Art Committee has chosen Richard Lennox as the “Honored Artist” for the 2013, 84th Juried Art Exhibition.

Richard Lennox of Erwinna, Pennsylvania began painting in grade school. In the late 1990’s Richard sold the family business, Lennox Furniture (near Lambertville) so that he could paint full-time.

Lennox graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1966. There he was influenced by his teachers Hobson Pitman, Walter Steumpfig and others. Since then he has been exhibiting his oil paintings in Philadelphia, Bucks County and beyond.

Richard states “Painting for me is about light, memory and the senses. It is also a contagion of shapes and forms, horizontal and vertical, stability, rhythms, tonal contrast, volume, textures, that catch the light. Sometimes elements are inventions: buildings, sky, seasons, etc., they are used to try and gather unity that might not otherwise exist. The Delaware Valley has been my visual source.”

A painting of Richard’s choosing will appear in the 84th Art Exhibition.