Youth Art Exhibition

Featuring works of art by local high school students

Maddy Cunningham - "Birds of a Feather"
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January 28 – February 18, 2024

The Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition showcases the works of students from area high schools. Now in its 11th year, our youth art program offers young artists the chance to display their work through Phillips’ Mill, and be awarded for their achievements. It is an incredibly exciting opportunity for the student artists. There is no other show like it in the area.

Working in collaboration with school art teachers who curate the artwork submitted, the show features paintings, works on paper, photography, digital art and three-dimensional work.

We are very excited to share that esteemed Trenton-based artist Mel Leipzig was the juror for the 2024 show.

There are 23 schools participating this year, including:

Central Bucks High School East
Central Bucks High School South
Central Bucks High School West
Council Rock High School North
Council Rock High School South
Ewing High School
George School
Hillsborough High School
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Hopewell Valley Central High School
Hunterdon Central Regional High School
Neshaminy High School

New Hope-Solebury High School
Notre Dame High School
Pennsbury High School
Princeton Day School
Solebury School
Stuart Country Day School
The Hun School
The Pennington School
Upper Dublin High School
West Windsor-Plainsboro South
The Cambridge School

“We display the students’ art the same way we display the prestigious Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Show, so it is very professionally done,” explains Kathy Schroeher, founder and co-chair of the show. “It’s great for the kids to see their work in a beautiful space and professional gallery. It’s different from having it shown at your high school art show. They get the chance to reach a much broader audience, and you can see what the other kids are doing.”

Meet our Juror
Mel Leipzig

Renowned, Trenton-based artist Mel Leipzig has had more than 40 one-man shows, including shows at museums, art centers and university galleries in New York City, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. 

Born Brooklyn in 1935, he taught Painting and Art History at Mercer County Community College until retiring from teaching  in 2013. For more than 40 years, Leipzig’s  paintings have been concerned with the relation of figures, painted directly from life, to their environment. 

Mel Leipzig’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City; the New Jersey State Museum; and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, among numerous others. As the show’s juror, he will lend his expertise, awarding a number of prizes, including Best in Show.

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Mel Leipzig

2024 Youth Art Exhibition Award Winners

Congratulations to the award winners and to all the artists who are part of this show!


Zoya Gupta
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

Juror Statement:

"The humanity of the piece is astounding. I wanted a piece that knocks you out when you see it for Best in Show. The painting is extremely well constructed with terrific composition, color, and subtlety of tones. The cast shadows are painted in black and hold your attention. The black and the white diagonal line help clarify and define the space. The blue/violet shirt is a great contrast to the otherwise warm reds and yellows. Zoya Gupta should be proud of what she did in Dislocation."

Zoya Gupta "Dislocation"


First Place
Annabelle Schu, "Blowing Bubbles," Council Rock High School South

Second Place
Sarah Sheriff, "Girlhood," Council Rock High School South

Third Place
Arshia Chakrabarti, "Arshia Devouring Her Lunch," West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

Honorable Mention
Maryam Darwish, "Sunflowers of Hope," The Pennington School
Coral Ramos-Saturria, "Social Issues Remix," Pennsbury High School
Morgan Kern, "Refraction," Pennsbury High School

Annabelle Schu "Blowing Bubbles"


First Place
Anagha Kannurpatti, "Illumination," Council Rock High School North

Second Place
Lily Rasnake, "Distractions," Central Bucks High School West

Third Place
Alex Elias, "Self Portrait," New Hope-Solebury High School

Honorable Mention
Ananya Kaushik, "Wasted Effort," West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
Tyler Nelson, "Self-Portrait, 2023," Princeton Day School
Drew Smith, "Self Portrait," Central Bucks High School South
Samantha Jablonsky, "Palmistry," Council Rock High School North

Anagha Kannurpatti "Illumination"


First Place
Jack Weber, "Splitting River," Notre Dame High School

Second Place
Paul Li, "Confessional," West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

Third Place
Jaina Troup, "Portrait," Neshaminy High School

Honorable Mention
Jasmine Bell, "Into the Woods," Ewing High School
Bella Loza, "Untitled," Upper Dublin High School
Bianca Matos, "Bench," George School

Jack Weber "Splitting River"


First Place
Meghan Smith, "Grey November," Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Second Place
Mary-Katherine Hackenberg, "Sanjana," George School

Third Place
Becket Washburn, "Sunroom," The Pennington School

Honorable Mention
Julianna Carney, "Around Town," Central Bucks High School East
Tiyasha Sarkar, "Abandoned House," Solebury School

Meghan Smith "Grey November"


First Place
Summer Layre, "Self-Portrait," Central Bucks High School East

Second Place
Sam Di Nino, "Alien Blues," Stuart Country Day School

Third Place
Anne Catherine de Ghellink d'Elseghem, "Never Trust Your Own Eyes," George School

Summer Layre "Self-Portrait"

We Thank Our Early Supporters of the Youth Art Exhibition

Alan Adams and Dennis Riley
John Benigno
Pamela Blake and Steven Cohen
Joanne and Thomas Chesar
Carol Church and Gary Wilmor
Leslie and Joe Crilley
Joseph Demchur and Robert Goodwin
Claire and Jack Donohue
Valerie and Rod Eastburn
Matthew and Maria Emanuel
Terri and Jonathan Epstein
Suzanne Finklang

Steven and Ricki Fisher
Mary Flamer
James Flynn and Susan Johnson
Vivian and Michael Francesco
Patrick and Mary Fowles
Judy Gillis
Jacqueline and David Griffith
Patricia and Bruce Hamilton
Sally and Richard Henriques
David Hewitt
Robert and Sally Huxley
Constance and Joao Neves
Deborah Lang and Bob McCaskey

Wendy McGarry
Nancy Morrill
Stephanie O'Connor
Jon and Linda Paton
Carol and Bernard Plesser
Barbara Raabe
Benita Ryan
Kathy Schroeher and Jim Clare
Anne Stephano
Patricia Whitman
Regina & William Willoughby
Doreen Wright and Robert Beck

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Previous Exhibitions

We congratulate all the students who've participated in our youth exhibitions!

View all of our past exhibitions.

2020 People’s Choice Award goes to Kate Delich • Central Bucks West
"Dad and Dog" - Graphite on illustration board


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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.

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