ATTENTION AREA ARTISTS

2022 Juried Art Show Prospectus

Grist Wheel Icon93rd Juried Art Show at Phillips' Mill - New Hope, Pa. - Sept 24-Oct 30, 2022

September 24 - October 30, 2022
In-Person Jurying Returns!

Online Registration Still Required

Live at the Mill and Online!

We are thrilled to announce that the 93rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Phillips’ Mill will return to its tradition of in-person jurying. Submissions will once again be dropped off at our beloved, historic Mill at 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA, where this year’s esteemed jurors will review them in person. (Please note below, registration will be done online through Smarter Entry.)

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.

Initial registration will still take place online via Smarter Entry to facilitate the production of the online show. Artists will deliver their work for jurying to Phillips’ Mill during the receiving days noted below. Unaccepted work will be picked up after jurying is complete, before the show opens. We encourage you to carefully read all of the details outlined below.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be monitoring COVID conditions throughout. If any changes are necessary, they will be announced on the Art Exhibition page of our website.

We recommend you check the site often.

In keeping with the Mill’s policy of equity and inclusion, we fervently 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 backgrounds, beliefs and ethnicities. Join us in our annual search for extraordinary works of art from within the 25-mile radius region our founders made famous.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Prospectus

Calendar

  • SHOW DATES
    September 24 – October 30, 2022 • DAILY, 1 - 5 pm

  • REGISTRATION
    Monday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    All registration will be done online Smarter Entry

  • RECEIVING DAYS AT THE MILL
    All submissions must be dropped off at the Mill for in-person jurying.
    Friday, September 9 from Noon - 6 pm
    Saturday, September 10 from 10 am - 4 pm

  • ACCEPTED WORKS POSTED ONLINE
    Monday, September 12, 2022

  • PICK UP OF UNACCEPTED WORKS
    Friday, September 16 from 4 pm - 7 pm
    Saturday, September 17 from Noon - 4 pm

  • OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW & RECEPTION FOR PATRONS & ARTISTS
    Friday, September 23, 2022 at 5 pm

  • AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT RECEPTION
    Friday, September 23, 2022

  • PICK UP OF UNSOLD WORKS FOLLOWING CLOSE OF SHOW
    Sunday, October 30 from 5 pm - 6 pm
    Monday, October 31 from 10 am - 2 pm

25 Mile Radius of Phillips' Mill - New Hope, Pa

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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.

Entry Fees

  • $17.50 – Phillips’ Mill Community Association Members
  • $35 – Non-Members (Join and save!)
  • Online payment only (credit card or PayPal)

Notification

A list of accepted artwork will be posted on the Phillips’ Mill website on Monday, September 12, 2022.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Up to FOUR artworks may be submitted across the following three categories. (Note list of media not accepted below.)

  1. FRAMED

    • 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.

  2. SCULPTURE

    • 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 pick up of submission. If assistance is needed, please arrange to bring someone with you. Show volunteers will not be available or permitted to assist.

  3. PORTFOLIO

    • 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.

  • Photography
  • Computer-generated digital works
  • Giclee print reproductions
  • Crafts

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.

Awards

Over $8000 in awards were presented in 2021.

Jurors

PAINTING AND GRAPHICS:
Douglas Martenson: www.pafa.org/staff/douglas-martenson
Peter VanDyck: www.petervandyckart.com
Lauren Whearty: www.laurenwhearty.com

SCULPTURE:
Syd Carpenter: syd-carpenter.swarthmore.edu/cv/
Marguerita Hagan: www.margueritahagan.com

Registration & Submission

  • All registration, without exception, will be done online through Smarter Entry. (File format instructions provided on the Smarter Entry registration site.)
  • Please be sure to 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 required at time of registration (.doc or .pdf).
  • A high-resolution image will be required for the online show gallery and must be properly cropped, straightened, and clearly labeled (artist last name-firstname_title of work)
  • 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.
  • No submissions will be accepted in person without pre-registering via Smarter Entry. If you need assistance with the Smarter Entry registration process, contact us at artshow@phillipsmill.org or 215-862-0582.
  • No submissions will be accepted by mail or email.

RECEIVINg Days

All submissions must be delivered to Phillips’ Mill at 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA, on:
Friday, September 9 between Noon - 6 pm
Saturday, September 10 between 10 am - 4 pm

Pick up of Unaccepted Work

Unaccepted work must be picked up at the Mill on:
Friday, September 16 from 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, September 17 from Noon - 4 pm

"LIGHTS AT NIGHT" BY PATRICIA ALLINGHAM CARLSON

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 23 at 5 pm.
An invitation will be sent via email.

Sales

  • 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 30, 2022, 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.

PICK UP OF UNSOLD WORK AFTER SHOW CLOSES

Unsold work must be picked up at the Mill after the close of the show:
Sunday, October 30 from 5 pm - 6 pm
Monday, October 31 from 10 am - 2 pm
A fee of $5/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.

PUBLICITY

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.

Questions?

Please email artshow@phillipsmill.org or call 215-862-0582

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. 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts and the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Bucks County area.

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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus