Welcome to Phillips’ Mill™ Community Association

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Phillips’ Mill Emerging Playwrights Competition:

Emerging Playwrights - Phillips Mill

Nick DeSimone, New York, N.Y. for Close Your Eyes
Adam Richter, West Reading, Pa. for Eye Contact
Jeff Stolzer, New York, N.Y. for The New Abnormal
J.B. Heaps, New York, N.Y. for Go Gently Into the Night
Far From Providence – Jim Moss, Branchburg, N.J. for Far from Providence
Kimberly Kalaja, New York, N.Y. for Acts Without Words

Upcoming Events

“Studio Tour with Pat Martin”
Sunday, March 7th, 5 to 6pm

In abstract art, the artist is freed from faithful representations of the material world. But then what are the sign posts for the artist — and the viewer — in how to experience the work? Pat Martin’s journey in art began when she was a child in California and has flourished in the five decades she has lived in the New Hope/Lambertville area.

Pat has said about her work, “My paintings and drawings are about the process of creation and its endless possibilities. I try to merge or partner with a variety of materials and techniques to create my own visual language.”

Pat will share her insights during the March 7 ArtTalk presentation, as well as provide a peak inside her studio.

The discussion will be lead by Laura Womack, a former journalist in public radio who currently chairs the Phillips’ Mill Art Show. 

Registration is required. Please RSVP by 4pm on Sunday, March 7  to receive your link to the discussion.

PAT MARTIN Guest Artist
Pat’s paintings are usually oil on canvas or board and include elements of drawing. Recently she has concentrated on spatial relationships and texture. Using numerous different tools and techniques, she applies paint to create layers. The process is spontaneous and reflects a spiritual awareness.

Laura hosted her own syndicated show in Virginia before joining WAMU in Washington, D.C., where she also contributed to NPR. Laura became involved in the arts while living in Singapore, where she worked as a docent and developed an interest in textiles. Today, Laura is a weaver and chair of the Phillips’ Mill Art Show committee. 

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The Phillips’ Mill Community Association is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of the arts and the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Bucks County area.

The Association is active in the following areas (click on the applicable icon for details):

Art Exhibition

art-cThe Phillips’ Mill juried art exhibition, long-recognized as the most prestigious art show in the Delaware Valley, holds its exhibit each year in the fall. First held in 1929, the show attracts the best work of hundreds of artists living within a 25-mile radius of the Mill. Over a thousand people visit the show each year. All art is for sale–oils, watercolors, mixed media, pastels, and drawings as well as sculpture. The Art Exhibition Committee invests a great deal of time and energy to ensure the continued success of this historic exhibition.

drama-cEach year, the Drama Committee invites the public to enjoy their wildly popular productions, which include original musical comedies and cabarets featuring the music of well known song-writers. Seating is cabaret style and guests are invited to bring their own snacks and libations. The shows are produced by the Drama Committee, a group of enthusiastic thespians, singers and dancers who are having as good a time as the audience.

photography-cEach spring, the enthusiastic members of the Photographic Exhibition Committee hold the annual Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition, fondly known as PMPE. It is the premier annual juried photography show in Bucks County, with many hundreds of visitors each year. PMPE is unusual because it has no annual theme, resulting in a wide variety of images, including digitally altered photographs. It receives both framed and digital submissions from artists across the country.

forum-cThe Forum is an annual event at the Mill at which topical issues are presented by experts for discussion and debate. Recent subjects have included the need to honor civil discourse, protecting local waterways, the impact of social media and the impact of emotions on physical health. The public is invited to participate in this always interesting event.

Children & Youth Activities
kids-cChildren’s theater occurred at the Mill for many years, years ago. Recently, some very talented Mill members have revived that tradition by staging productions of both well-known and original musicals. In addition, the Mill hosts a Youth Art Exhibition in January for high school students whose schools elect to the participate in the show.


The official registration and financial information of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association (PMCA) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-­0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the PMCA is an organization described in §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore contributions to it are tax­ deductible to the extent permitted by law.