Youth Art Exhibition – 2017

January 2017

The 2017 YAE showcased the work of more than 130 student artists from 19 area high schools. Through the generosity of dozens of sponsors, more than $2500 in prizes was awarded.

Best in Show went to Yhuri Barksdale of Ewing High School for his white charcoal “Love and Death.”  First place in painting went to Samantha Schnell of Council Rock North High School for her oil on canvas “Kicks.”  First place in Works on Paper, Etc., went to Katherine Eo of West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School for her graphite on paper “Weird Science.”  First place in Photography went to Elizabeth Brenna of Princeton Day School for her digital image “Catch.”  And first place in Sculpture went to Madeline Huntington of Hunterdon Central High School for her mixed media 3D work “Buffalo Wild Wings.”

The juror was Pat Martin, a long-time member of the Mill.  Pat received her BA in Art from California State University, Los Angeles, CA.  She has taught at schools in New Hope, Stockton and Doylestown as well as Bucks and Mercer Counties Community Colleges. Pat has had many solo exhibitions and participated in more than 60 group exhibitions, including at the Michener, the Newark Museum, Ellerslie and the Noyes Museum. She has received numerous awards and was the Honored Artist at Phillips’ Mill’s 83rd Art Exhibition in 2012.

Participating schools:

Central Bucks East (Buckingham, PA)
Central Bucks West (Doylestown, PA)
Council Rock High School North (Newtown, PA)
Council Rock High School South (Newtown, PA)
Ewing High School (Ewing, NJ)
The George School (Newtown, PA)
Hillsborough High School (Hillsborough, NJ )
Holy Ghost Prep (Bensalem, PA)
Hopewell Valley High School (Hopewell, NJ)
The Hun School (Princeton, NJ)
Hunterdon Central High School (Flemington, NJ)
Neshaminy High School (Langhorne, PA)
New Hope-Solebury High School (New Hope, PA)
The Pennington School (Pennington, NJ)
Princeton Day School (Princeton, NJ)
Solebury School (New Hope, PA)
Stuart Country Day School (Princeton, NJ )
Upper Dublin High School (Upper Dublin, PA )
West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School (Plainsboro, NJ).

The Youth Art Exhibition was conceived when Phillips’ Mill decided to build on the success of its well respected adult Art Exhibition now in its 88th year. As the adult show seeks participation from artist living within a 25 mile radius of the Mill, the Youth Art Show solicits participation from the art departments of high schools located within a 25 mile radius of the Mill.

The show has grown in size each year, both in the number of artists and works displayed as well as the number of participating high schools. The art department at each school selects the student work. The exhibition is free for the schools and the artists, no commission on sales is charged and there is no admission fee for visitors.  It builds on the unique contribution of Phillips’ Mill to art in the community.

Participants and Award Winners Announced

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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus