Youth Art Exhibition

Featuring works of art by local high school students

Nicholas Phillips "The Northern Lights"
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THE Phillips' Mill Youth Art EXHIBITION

Rowan Blankemeyer "Untitled"
Rowan Blankemeyer "Untitled"

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.

‍If you are interested in joining our committee or becoming a member of the Mill, let us know. We’d love to have you!


2022 Youth Art Exhibition

The Phillips' Mill Youth Art Exhibition offers young artists in our region the chance to display their work online through Phillips' Mill, and also be awarded for their achievements.The 2022 Exhibition will be an online event, showcasing the works of students from around the region.

We anticipate having a record number of schools participating this year,” says Susan Brussock, Chair of the Youth Art Program at Phillips’ Mill. “The program was launched in 2014 to support the artistic community of the future, and to offer aspiring artists in our region the chance to gain exposure and experience exhibiting with a prestigious arts organization,” adds Kathy Schroeher, Co-Chair of the Youth Art Exhibition.

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Previous Exhibition

2021 Best of Show
"Utilitarian Beauty"
by Macy Kaff

“By using white nylon rope—available in any hardware store—Macy employed a variety of creative sewing and construction techniques to fashion a strikingly sophisticated dress. The white nylon material shimmers and shines. One can only imagine the dress being worn at a party!”

—Diana Marimow, Juror, 2021 Phillips' Mill Youth Art Exhibition

Macy Kaff "Utilitarian Beauty"

Painting - 2021 Winners

1st Place:
Julia Zhang - A Seat at the Table - Hillsborough High School

2nd Place:
Rowan Blankemeyer - Untitled - Upper Dublin High School

3rd Place:
Carina Sun - Cha - Central Bucks High School East

Honorable Mentions:
Veronica Swartz - The Sounds of Salzburg - Central Bucks High School South
Katie McConkey - Creator - Stuart Country Day School

Julia Zhang "A Seat at the Table"

Works on Paper - 2021 Winners

1st Place:
Mary Nielson - Visions of Childhood - West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School

2nd Place:
Maggie Livesey - Untitled - Solebury School

3rd Place:
Rafe Listokin - Abstract - Neshaminy High School

Honorable Mentions:
Kerry Chen - Where There is Light There is Darkness - Council Rock High School
Andrew Hanson - Bubble Bursting Blues - Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Julia Dymek - Personal Battles - Central Bucks High School West
Natalie Slok - The Advocate - Ewing High School

Mary Nielson "Visions of Childhood"

Photography - 2021 Winners

1st Place:
Elorm Tweneboah - Untitled - Villa Victoria Academy

2nd Place:
Yishi Wang - Fallout - Princeton Day School

3rd Place:
Kathryn Holdren -Foggy Sunrise - Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Honorable Mentions:
Lily L’Oiseau - Where Are You? - The Hun School
Avery Sichel - Floating Home - The Pennington School

Elorm Tweneboah "Untitled"

3-Dimensional Works - 2021 Winners

1st Place:
Morris Chang - Side-Fired Vase - George School

2nd Place:
Jade Michalowski - Starry Night - Pennsbury High School

3rd Place:
Bergen Thompson - Broom Cast In Sterling - Council Rock High School North

Honorable Mentions:
Emily Sabo - Prism Perception - Hopewell Valley Central High School
Travis Gawason - Recycled garments, shirt and pants - New Hope-Solebury High School

Morris Chang "Side-Fired Vase"

Previous Exhibitions

We congratulate all the students who participated in the 2020 exhibition!

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.

Sherri Andrews “Paths of Life”
Christopher Bosse “A Night at the Opera”

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