Phillips' Mill Art

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A highly anticipated fall tradition, the Phillips' Mill Juried Art Show began in the spring of 1929.



If you happened to wander into Phillips' Mill in the spring of 1929, you would have witnessed the first organized exhibit of member artists. Such notable Bucks County Impressionists as John Folinsbee, Daniel Garber, Mary Perkins Taylor and Henry B. Snell, among others, displayed their paintings inside the 18th-century historic structure in New Hope, Pa.

Its next exhibition was held in the fall of that year (view the complete catalog). The Phillips’ Mill Art Committee is dedicated to continuing the annual show now open to artists living within a 25-mile radius of the Mill. The Mill itself is managed under the auspices of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, which oversees other events in addition to the art show, with a respectful nod to the original goals of the first Committee.

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Phillips' Mill art Today

"Bouquet in the Mill" by Helena van Emmerik-Finn
Helena van Emmerik-Finn "Bouquet in the Mill"

We take pride in continuing the Phillips’ Mill tradition of excellence begun 94 years ago with William Lathrop, Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge, George Sotter and so many other illustrious members of the New Hope School. After all of these years, the Phillips' Mill Show remains the premier art event in the region.

Still focused on artists from the area, Phillips’ Mill Art has expanded its reach and added new programming and exhibitions. In addition to the Phillips' Mill Juried Art Show, the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition features the work of students from more than 20 area high schools each year. In 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, we found new ways to engage with our members and other art lovers by developing a virtual series of ArtTalk discussions, featuring local artists.


There’s nothing like seeing beautiful art in person and in the wonderful setting of our historic, 18th-century building. We’re excited to have the Juried Art Show at the Mill while also sharing the work of our talented artists online to reach a broader audience. This combination will allow art lovers an opportunity to savor the works and make considered decisions as they continue to look to our prestigious, juried show for their collecting selections.  


75th Anniversary Illustrated Catalogue

To further explore the Mill’s history and the artists who have shown there, check out the 75th anniversary illustrated catalogue produced for the 2005 show. It includes a comprehensive history of the Mill and the fascinating people who inhabited this region and who helped fashion the original organization.

You may purchase the beautifully illustrated book at the sales desk. At other times email

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Phillips' Mill hosts ArtTalk on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

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The Phillips' Mill Community Association supports programming in the visual and performing arts, and hosts social and educational events. It is the broadest-ranging venue for artistic expression in Bucks County.

Sherri Andrews “Paths of Life”
Barry Good "Thoughts of Those Passed"

Youth Programs

Amanda Penecale “Cliffs in Autumn- Ottsville Pa”

Art Talk

Joe Gyurcsak “Opening Night”



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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus