September 23 - October 29, 2023
Live at the Mill and Online!
We are pleased to announce the 94th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Phillips’ Mill. After registering online, submissions will be dropped off at our historic Mill at 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA, where this year’s academically distinguished jurors will review them in-person. While we are excited by this opportunity to invite the jurors to the Mill, we are equally excited to continue our new tradition of presenting the show online as well, offering unrivaled accessibility and welcoming art lovers near and far.
In keeping with the Mill’s policy of equity and inclusion, we encourage and heartily welcome submissions from all artists: from the highly established to the emerging beginner, from the widely shown to the underrepresented, and from all ethnicities, backgrounds, and beliefs. Join us in our annual search for extraordinary works of art from within the 25-mile radius region our founders made famous.
Please follow our simple process:
1. Register online via Smarter Entry.
2. Deliver artwork for jurying to Phillips’ Mill on receiving days.
3. Look for accepted works posted online.
4. Pick up unaccepted work before the show opens on pickup days.
Please read details outlined below.
Submissions are now closed
Please join us at the Mill to view the show starting September 23, 2023
- September 23 – October 29, 2023 • DAILY, 1 - 5 pm
- Sunday, July 30 – Sunday, August 27, 2023
- All registration must be completed online via Smarter Entry
RECEIVING DAYS AT THE MILL
- All submissions must be dropped off at the Mill for in-person jurying.
- Friday, September 8, Noon - 6 pm
- Saturday, September 9, 10 am - 4 pm
ACCEPTED WORKS POSTED ONLINE
- Monday, September 11, 2023
PICKUP OF UNACCEPTED WORKS
- Friday, September 15, 3 pm - 6 pm
- Saturday, September 16, Noon - 4 pm
- Anyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah is welcome to pick up their work a day early, Thursday, September 14, from 2 pm - 6 pm. All others, please pick up on the regular Pick Up days when we will be fully staffed.
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW & RECEPTION FOR PATRONS & ARTISTS
- Friday, September 22, 2023 at 5 pm
AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT RECEPTION
- Friday, September 22, 2023
PICKUP OF UNSOLD WORKS FOLLOWING CLOSE OF SHOW
- Friday, November 3, 4 pm - 6 pm
- Saturday, November 4, 10 am - 2 pm
Artist’s physical residence or studio must be located within a 25-mile radius of Phillips’ Mill. (Post office addresses are not acceptable evidence of meeting this requirement. There will be no exception to this eligibility standard.)
Work must be by a living artist.
Work must have been completed within the last five (5) years.
Work must not have been exhibited previously at the Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition.
Work submitted in all categories must be original in both concept and design.
All artwork must be for sale.
Artist must be at least 18 years old.
The Art Committee retains the right to refuse work that, in its judgment, does not meet the eligibility requirements. Entry fees will be forfeited in such instances.
- $35 – Non-Members (Join and save!)
- $17.50 – Members of Phillips’ Mill Community Association
- Online payment only (credit card or PayPal)
August 15, 11 am - 3 pm – Need help entering online? We will have Art Committee members at the Mill to assist. We will do our best to help as many people as possible.
Up to FOUR artworks may be submitted across the following three categories. (Note list of media not accepted below.)
One submission, framed or with finished edges.
Drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, mixed media, woodcut, etching, other media not excluded (see below).
Maximum size is 50” on the longest side including frame.
Minimum size is 8” x 10” including frame.
Must be wired and ready to hang. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
One freestanding submission.
Must not require electrical support or wall-hanging.
Weight limit: 250 lbs.
If accepted, artist must provide a sculpture stand if necessary for display.
Artist must handle delivery and pickup of submission. If assistance is needed, please arrange to bring someone with you. Show volunteers will not be available or permitted to assist.
Up to two matted, unframed works.
Drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, mixed media, woodcut, etching, other media not excluded (see below).
Works on a rigid substrate such as canvas board or panels need not be matted and must not be more than 1/4” thick.
All portfolio works must be professionally displayed and protected, either securely wrapped in high-quality acetate or in a high-quality plastic sleeve such as clear polypropylene bags available in a variety of sizes at Phoenix Art Supplies & Framing, Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama and other art supply stores. This is for the protection of your work.
No stretched canvases will be accepted.
Minimum size: 11” on the shortest side including mat
Maximum size: 30” on the longest side including mat
MEDIA NOT ACCEPTED IN ANY CATEGORY
Submissions of the following types of media will not be accepted.
- Computer-generated digital works
- Giclee print reproductions
Works outside the stated size requirements and/or fragile, wet or improperly framed or mounted work also will not be accepted. Such works will not be accepted when dropped off for jurying, and entry fees will be forfeited.
Over $11,000 in awards were presented in 2022.
JurorsRead More About the Jurors
Registration & Submission
- All registration, without exception, will be done online through Smarter Entry.
- Include all requested information including email address, which will be our primary means of communication.
- Please carefully check the accuracy of your information, especially the spelling of your name.
NOTE: If you use a “professional name” that is different from your legal name, please be sure to register with that name. If you use a hyphen in your name, include it. Enter only your last name, as you wish to be alphabetized, in the LAST NAME section of the registration form. All catalog and art identification will be based on the information you provide during registration.
- An artist bio will be requested at time of registration (.doc or .pdf) in Smarter Entry. Submission button located in top right corner.
- High-resolution image requirements:
- Minimum 2560px on the smallest side*
- Max image size 8MB
- Cropped and straightened
*Size required for Online Show. Smarter Entry will accept smaller images, but the Online Show platform will not.
- Submissions to the FRAMED category require an image including the frame. An additional image, without glass, is permitted if glare is a problem.
- When measuring your artwork to enter the size, include frame and mat.
- Sculpture submissions require three (3) images (different views).
- Check our website Resources page for details on best practices for submitting high-resolution images, as well as helpful tips on photographing your work.
- If you need assistance with the Smarter Entry registration process, contact us at 215-862-0582, firstname.lastname@example.org or attend Concierge Day, August 15, 11 am - 3 pm. No submissions will be accepted in person without pre-registering via Smarter Entry.
- No submissions will be accepted by mail or email.
All submissions must be delivered to Phillips’ Mill at 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA, on:
Friday, September 8 between Noon - 6 pm
Saturday, September 9 between 10 am - 4 pm
NOTE: Labels will be provided by the Mill.
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW & RECEPTION
All artists submitting to the show,
whether accepted or not, are invited to the
Opening Night Preview & Reception
for Patrons & Artists on
Friday, September 22 at 5 pm.
- All artwork must be for sale with realistic prices.
- All artwork must remain at the Mill for the duration of the show.
- All works will be available for purchase onsite and online.
- Artists will receive 60% of the purchase price and the Mill will receive 40% for all works sold during the show.
- For works accepted into the show and sold within 60 days after the closing of the show on October 29, 2023, the artist will remit 40% of the purchase price to Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition.
- For works not accepted into the show but sold before the artist picks up his or her work, the artist will receive 60% of the purchase price and the Mill will receive 40%.
SHIPPING OF WORK SOLD ONLINE
In the event artwork is sold online and must be shipped to the buyer, the artist, in consultation with the Phillips’ Mill Art Committee, will arrange for the shipping and handling of the work after the show has closed. The buyer will be responsible for shipping and handling fees. This information will be included on the website sales area.
PICKUP OF UNSOLD WORK AFTER SHOW CLOSES
Unsold work must be picked up at the Mill after the close of the show:
Friday, November 3, 4 pm - 6 pm
Saturday, November 4, 10 am - 2 pm
A fee of $5 per day will be charged for work remaining at the Mill beyond the final pick-up date.
Waiver of Liability
By submitting work, the artist understands and agrees that the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, the Phillips’ Mill Art Committee, and their members, directors and officers are not liable for loss or any damage to artwork. All artwork will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. It is recommended that artists insure their work while at the Mill.
Submission to the Art Show constitutes permission for the Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition to use images of the artist’s work for advertising and publicity purposes, including but not limited to traditional and social media, without further consideration. This is a condition of entry.
Equity and Inclusion
The Phillips’ Mill Community Association is an artistic intellectual community strengthened by diversity. The Mill’s values and practices ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, LGBTQ+, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the Mill’s policies and programs. We also acknowledge that Phillips’ Mill is on the ancestral lands of the Lenape Haki-nk (Lenni-Lenape) people. [The above statement was influenced by the AmericansForTheArts.org Statement on Culture & Equity.]
The Phillips’ Mill is an actual mill, a strong yet charming stone structure that was once a working grist mill. In the old days, farmers brought their grain to be ground into flour, sharing the news and discussing current events around the old grindstone. In 1929, William Lathrop, along with many of his New Hope School artist friends, established the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, a place to meet and exhibit their work. Today it’s a unique performing and visual arts center, welcoming artists, photographers, playwrights and art mavens from around the region to its rustic campus.
This is the beauty of Phillips’ Mill. It is so many things to so many people, from history buffs and fine artists to nature lovers and local folks. Around the region, “the Mill” is kind of an icon—a symbol of our industrial past, the birthplace of Pennsylvania Impressionism, and a highly respected arts organization. To the members of our community association, it is just “home.”
The Phillips’ Mill Community Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts and the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Bucks County area.