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2021 Juried Art Show Prospectus

Grist Wheel Icon92nd Juried Art Show at Phillips' Mill

September 25 - October 31, 2021

Prospectus

The 92nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Phillips’ Mill promises to be an exciting one as we return to our usual on-site format at our beloved and historic Mill at 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA. We will also present this year’s show online. Although the online show in 2020 was adopted due to the pandemic, we learned there were many benefits, not the least of which was having “visitors” from all over the U.S. and the world. So, 2021 will offer the best of both worlds, allowing us to welcome art lovers in person and from afar!

We invite you to register your submissions to our 92nd Phillips’ Mill Art Show via Smarter Entry. As always, the show will feature honored artists and awards. Online, we will again feature artist interviews and videos, news and views of our rich history, and promotion of the show and its artists with a sustained social media campaign.

Of course, we are ever aware of ongoing pandemic issues. All on-site events will be planned according to COVID-19 status and guidelines to assure a safe environment for our artists, our patrons, our members, our committee, and the many people who enjoy our show every year.

We look forward to your submissions! Click Here to download a PDF of the prospectus.

Calendar

  • SHOW DATES
    September 25 – October 31, 2021

  • REGISTRATION
    Sunday, August 1 – Friday, September 3, 2021
    All registration will be done online via Smarter Entry
    https://client.smarterentry.com/PMPE

  • ACCEPTED WORKS POSTED ONLINE
    Friday, September 10

  • ACCEPTED WORKS DROP-OFF DAYS AT THE MILL
    Sunday, September 12 & Monday, September 13
    10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW & RECEPTION
    September 24 (pandemic permitting). Check website for updates.

  • PICK UP FOLLOWING CLOSE OF SHOW
    Monday, November 1
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    5 - 6 p.m.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  2. SCULPTURE

    • One freestanding submission.

    • Must not require electrical support or wall-hanging.

    • Weight limit: 300 lbs.

    • If accepted, artist must provide a sculpture stand if necessary for display.

  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.

    • Must be protected with plastic.

    • No stretched canvases will be accepted.

    • Minimum size: 11” x 14” including mat.

    • Maximum size: 24” x 30” including mat.

MEDIA NOT ACCEPTED IN ANY CATEGORY
Submissions of this type of media (as well as works outside stated size requirements and/or fragile, wet or improperly framed or mounted) will result in disqualification from entry and forfeiture of entrance fee.

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

Jurors & Awards

Jurors will be announced on our website in June. Awards presented in 2020 totaled over $9,600.

Registration & Submission

  • All registration, without exception, will be done online through Smarter Entry. (File format instructions provided at the registration site.)
  • Please be sure to include all requested information including email address, which will be our primary means of communication.
  • 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.
  • Submissions to the FRAMED category require an image including the frame. An additional image, without glass, is permitted if glare is a problem.
  • Artwork size information entered online should include frame and mat on all entries.
  • Sculpture submissions require three 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 or by mail or email. If you need assistance with the Smarter Entry registration process, contact us at artshow@phillipsmill.org or 215-862-0581.

Entry Fees

  • $12.50 – Phillips’ Mill Community Association Members
  • $25 – 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 Art Exhibit website on Friday September 10, 2021.

RECEIVING AND DROP-OFF OF ACCEPTED WORKS

All accepted artwork must be delivered to Phillips’ Mill located at 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA, 18932 on Sunday, September 12 or Monday, September 13. Drop off hours are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Reception

The Phillips’ Mill Art Committee traditionally celebrates the talents and contributions of artists who enter the show by inviting them to attend the opening night Patrons & Artists Reception. Whether or not such a large event can occur this year will be dependent on pandemic conditions at the time. Updates will be posted on our website at www.phillipsmill.org, and information will be emailed to the artists.

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 on-site 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 31, 2021, the artist will remit 40% of the purchase price to Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition.

Pick up of Sold Works

Purchased works will be available for pick up at the Mill at the end of the art show on November 1. In the event artwork 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.

Pick up of UNSold Works

Unsold work must be picked up at the Mill on Monday, November 1 between 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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.

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

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