Youth Art Exhibition – 2019

January 2019

2019 Youth Art Exhibition Best in Show

Soeun An
Upper Dublin High School

Award Winners:

Best in Show:
Soeun An, Upper Dublin High School, Grade 12, “Ageless,” watercolor


1st Place — KaYi Ada Lau, The Pennington School, Grade 12, “LastStop of the Journey,” acrylic
2nd Place — Emily Chu, Hillsborough High School, Grade 11, “I’ve Got Bigger Fish to Fry,” gouache on board
3rd Place — Kelly Liu, The Hun School, Grade 11, “Blinded by Color,”acrylic

Honorable Mentions

Olivia Servidio, Central Bucks East, Grade 12, “Angelina,” oil
Will Krohn, Holy Ghost Prep, Grade 12, “Muir Glacier in the Face of Climate Change,” watercolor
Anita Szoke, Council Rock North, Grade 12, “Little PrayingMantis,” oil
Kena Kamau, Central Bucks High School South, Grade: 12“Untitled”, oil on canvas

Works on Paper:

1st Place — Ellen Pietsch, Ewing High School, Grade 12, “Trent,” Wax Pastel
2nd Place — Avery Orsini, Solebury School, Grade 11, “Reclining Nude,” charcoal
3rd Place — Nina Vidal, Hunterdon Central, Grade 11, “Jar of Joy,” graphite

Honorable Mentions

Jenna Evans, Hunterdon Central, Grade 12, “Self-Portrait,” charcoal
LeeAnn Cleckner, Ewing High School, Grade 11, “Life in a FishBowl,”  charcoal
Kyla Brewington, Ewing High School, Grade 10, “Fox in the Morning Snow,” chalk pastel
Jessica Nguyen, Council Rock South, Grade 11, “Quiet Chaos,” pencil
Aaron Hafner, New-Hope Solebury, Grade 12, “Still Life,” chalk pastel Saumya Chavva, West Windsor-Plainsboro, Grade 12, “No,” colored pencil


1st Place — Laura Alaez, The Pennington School, Grade 12, Untitled, digital photography
2nd Place — Nora Greer, George School, Grade 12, “Boy in Rwanda,” archival inkjet print
3rd Place — Antonio Abuan, Hunterdon Central, Grade 12,“Maganda,” digital photography, $200

Honorable Mentions

Jocelynn Labossiere, George School, Grade 12, “Damara,”archival inkjet print
Casey Koochagian, Central Bucks West, Grade 12, “Head Space,” silver gelatin print
Amon DeVane, Princeton Day School, Grade 12, “Afternoon Ride,” digital inkjet print
Jeslyn Bernhgard, Villa Victoria Academy, Grade 9, “Girl with an Umbrella,” photograph
Samantha Humbles, Stuart, Grade ?, “Whirlwind,” digital photograph

3-D Works:

1st Place — Jeanna Woodell, Hunterdon Central, Grade 12, “Altered Book,” found materials
2nd Place — Max Ward, The Pennington School, Grade 12, “Reverse Drip,” high fired stoneware
3rd Place — Jupiter Shi, Solebury School, Grade 11, “Small Vase,” wood fired ceramic

Honorable Mentions

Claryn Troup, George School, Grade 12, “Turned Lidded Vessel,” walnut, curly maple
Emily Horan, Central Bucks East, Grade 10, “Arches,” terra cotta clay
Skyla Geng, Hopewell Valley, Grade 9, “Nostalgia,” clay

The Youth Art Exhibition was conceived when Phillips’ Mill decided to build on the success of its well respected adult Art Exhibition, which began in 1929. As the adult show seeks participation from artist living within a 25 mile radius of the Mill, the YAE solicits participation from the art departments of high schools located within a 25 mile radius of the Mill. It is the art department at each school that selects the student work. Works are juried by a juror selected by the Mill and cash prizes awarded. The art teachers have been enthusiastic supporters as well as integral to putting on the show. The YAE planning committee thanks all of them for their efforts. The exhibition could not continue without these dedicated teachers.

From its start in 2014, 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 amount of prize money awarded has also grown thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. 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.

The Youth Art Exhibition runs 4 weekends from mid-January to mid- February. Exhibited pieces include sculpture, fine art and photography.

Lisa Tremper Hanover, Our Juror for 2019

Lisa Tremper Hanover
Consultant – Museum & Cultural Organizations
Director & CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum (retired)

In her 35 years as a museum professional, Lisa Tremper Hanover has transformed museums physically, programmatically, and operationally. Her broader role as a senior leader in the cultural field has had a positive impact on art and history museums, humanities organizations, and other non-profit entities. Hanover was named Director & CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum (2012-2017) after a successful tenure as Director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College (1987-2012). She began her career with the Armand Hammer Foundation, traveling his art collections to national and international destinations. As leader of the Michener Art Museum program, Hanover has overseen the transformation of the physical facility with new façade landscaping, revitalization of permanent collection galleries, refreshed curatorial efforts, evolution of professional staff, mounted a celebration of the Museum’s 25th Anniversary of operation, and negotiated for the highly successful exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon presented in 2013-2014 to over 100,000 visitors. A leader in the museum field, Hanover has conducted numerous Museum Assessment Program reviews and served on AAM Accreditation teams. She retired from this position in January 2018 and currently serves the cultural field as a consultant., In addition to presenting at numerous regional and national conferences, Hanover is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable public speaker, with presentations to over 300 regional and national organizations. She has served as President of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG), President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums & Historical Organizations and juried over 100 art exhibitions and public art commissions. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Wayne Art Center, The Baum School of Art, The Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Art in Wood of Philadelphia and was recently named to the Advisory Board of Hortulus Gardens, located in Bucks County.

2019 Youth Art Exhibition People’s Choice Award

Sofia Adame
Central Bucks High School East
Alcanzando mis raíces


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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus