93rd Juried Art Exhibition

September 2022


Patrons’ Award for Painting • $1000
Just the Way It Was by Joe Gyurcsak

Patrons’ Award for Drawing, Pastel or Printmaking • $1000
Slipping Into Dark by Jane Ramsey

Patrons’ Award for Sculpture • $1000
The Last Breath Embrace by Arthur Areyan

Award in Memory of Jack Staub given by Sally Drayer • $1000
Dancing Sunflowers by Claudia Fountaine

Award in Memory of Joseph T. Crilley from the Crilley Family • $500
Hairpin Curve at Phillips' Mill by Tom Gass

The Bridgeview Award for a Work Featuring One of Bucks County's Scenic Bridges given by Terri and Jon Epstein • $500
Winter Sycamores on Bridge Street by William Miller

Crystal Springs Farm Award given by Kathy and Ted Fernberger • $500
Ditch Plains Beach by Paul Mordetsky

Award for a Work of Art that Recognizes, Depicts and Celebrates Diversity in America given by Mary and Herbert Flamer • $500
Samba in the Park by Chee Bravo

Award for First Time Exhibitor in Memory of Russell P. Gilsdorf given by Pat and Bruce Hamilton • $500
Squirrel's-Eye View by Karen Brodsky

Award for Sculpture in Memory of Shaun M. Miller from Eleanor B. Miller • $500
Bond Primary a.1 by Christiane Casella

Denise and Volker Oakey Award Honoring All of the Phillips’ Mill Art Show Committee Chairs from John Folinsbee to Mary Flamer • $500
Tidal Pool - Great Blue Heron by Robert Barrett

Award for a Painting of an Interior Scene given by Diana and Jim Resek • $500
Cat by Elise Dodeles

Award in Memory of Gus, Grace and Ty given by Kathy Schroeher and Jim Clare • $500
Self Portrait in the Bathroom Mirror by Ray Brown

Award for Abstract Painting in Memory of Julia Spedding given by Carol and Jim Stinnett • $500
Clockwork Orange by James Hamilton

Bucks County Herald Award in Memory of Joseph T. Wingert given by Bridget Wingert • $500
Bill and Ted by Ting Ting Hsu

Award for a Realistic Bucks County Painting given by Maureen and Bill Harvey • $400
Country Road by James Fiorentino

Phillips’ Mill Community Association Sculpture Award • $400
Gestation I by Lisa Naples

Award in Honor of RTP given by Al, Cindy, Chris and Jenny Ruenes • $400
Get Outta My Mouth by Summer Yates

Award for a painting of an Interior Given by The Tally Family in Loving Memory of Linda Slaughter • $400
Rapture by Tracy Everly


Each year we choose to honor an artist who has been a loyal participant in the Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition over many years.


Luiz Vilela - Phillips' Mill 2022 Honored Artist

When Luiz Vilela was a young child, living on a farm in Brazil, he would collect images he liked from the Reader’s Digest and glue them to his grandmother’s front porch, imagining them to be an art collection. “I loved any kind of printed images; I was crazy about books and magazines,” he recalls.

Vilela studied architecture and urbanism at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. After graduation, he worked as an illustrator and window designer at an advertising agency and later as an assistant to theater set designer Helio Eichbauer, who encouraged him to move to New York City. There he studied illustration and graphic design at the Pratt Institute, worked at a book publisher and took figurative painting classes at the Art Students League.

Today, the award-winning painter is proud and overjoyed to be recognized as the 2022 Honored Artist for the 93rd Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Show. He has been participating in the show since he moved to the Bucks County area in 2001.

He loves to paint in oil, although he is well-versed in watercolor, charcoal, pastel, and pencil and paper. He finds beauty all around him, and is widely recognized for his scenes of Bucks County and the Delaware River towns, particularly local landmarks like the Boat House in Lambertville.

“I am just an artist trying to share the beauty I see every day, the beautiful places I've been to and translated onto the canvas, and the lovely people I've met in my life. Beauty is everywhere. I am grateful to be able to share it.”

Luiz Vilela - "The Boathouse IV"
"The Boathouse IV" Luiz Vilela


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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus