Youth Art Exhibition – 2014

youth-art-posterThe first Phillips’ Mill Community Association Youth Art Exhibition closed on January 26 after a successful three weekend run. Eighty-one pieces of art from students at ten local high schools were exhibited. These works  included seven three-dimensional works; the remainder were two-dimensional works including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastels, graphite, intaglio and printmaking.

Nine prizes were awarded by Marcia Weikert, the show’s juror: two $100 prizes; two $75 prizes, three $50 prizes, and three $25 gift certificates to a local art supply store. Three additional artists were given honorable mention.  Awards went to students at  Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Council Rock North, Ewing High School, George School, Holy Ghost Prep, New Hope-Solebury High School, Solebury School and The Pennington School.

Two ceramic sculptures and ten two-dimensional works were offered for sale and four sold.  No commission was charged, and the artist received the full proceeds from the sale.

More than 300 visitors attended the show. We fully expect to organize this show again next year.

Many thanks to the show’s patrons:  Billy Beaumont, Morrie Breyer,  Guy and Mary Ellen Cook, Suzanne Finklang, Robert Goodwin, Paul Gratz, Elizabeth Griffin, Jacqui Griffith, Pat and Bruce Hamilton, Jennifer Hansen Rolli, David Hewitt, Donna and Michael Lacey, Bill Novak, Phoenix Art Supply, Kathy Schroeher and Jim Clare, Carol Stinnett, Eugene Underwood, Ann Warren and Jane Yeuroukis. And thanks to Nancy Kay Anderson, Midnight Sun Designs, LLC, who provided a gorgeous winter arrangement to grace the front desk.

And many thanks to a hardworking, efficient committee:  Billy Beaumont, Glenna Bye, Christine Ferrara, David Hewitt, Debbie Oliver, Kathy Schroeher and Jane Yeuroukis.

1st prize Christina Kaplan from Council Rock North High School   "Self Portrait"

1st prize Christina Kaplan from Council Rock North High School “Self Portrait”

1st prize Sculpture: Alexandra Wirkijowski,  from Central Bucks East High School "Dusk"

1st prize Sculpture: Alexandra Wirkijowski, from Central Bucks East High School “Dusk”

Crowds at opening

Crowds at opening

If you would like to support the YAE with your time, please contact Kathy Schroeher at calendar@phillipsmill.org. If you would like to make a financial contribution (our budget is a modest $1500), please send a check payable to PMCA, with a note that it’s to support the YAE, and mail it to PO Box 1, New Hope, PA 18938.

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