THE Phillips' Mill Youth Art EXHIBITION
The Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Show, which began in 1929, is highly regarded as one of the most prestigious in the region. It attracts some of the most talented artists in our region (within a 25-mile radius of the Mill).
Phillips’ Mill Youth Art now does the same, inviting the participation of students attending high school within a 25-mile radius. Each year, Phillips’ Mill reaches out to the art departments of more than 20 to 25 area high schools to give young artists a chance to display their work at the Mill.
All artwork for the Phillips' Mill Youth Art Show is selected by the art departments at the participating school. It is then juried for awards of cash prizes with judging occurring in four categories: Painting, Works on Paper, Photography and 3-Dimensional Works.
The art teachers have been enthusiastic supporters, as well as integral partners in putting on the show. The exhibition could not continue without these dedicated teachers. We thank them!
Since its start, the show has grown in size each year: 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 augments the unique contribution of Phillips’ Mill to art in the community.
For the first time ever, the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Show was a virtual event in 2021, to ensure the health and safety of our community during the coronavirus pandemic. While it was disappointing not to be able to gather in person, and see the works up close, it provided the students with a much larger audience.
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