91st Annual Juried Art Exhibiton
Dear Phillips’ Mill Community,
Art is often considered a luxury. But as we cope with this pandemic, we’ve turned to the arts to find relief in beauty, to make sense of the world, to share this experience and ease its pains. Art is essential to community.
We’ve made the strategic decision to focus this year on taking the show online to our expanded website where — in addition to beautiful works of art — we will feature stories of art, its creators and the community it builds.
The Phillips’ Mill 91st Juried Art Show will go online. This will be in place of the onsite show this year.
“Long after I moved away, my wife and I returned year after year to the Phillips’ Mill to reassure ourselves that Bucks County painters were still at their easels.”
— James A. Michener
Welcome to the 91st Annual Show!
Our world is certainly different this year.
The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition has outlasted snowstorms, floods, a world war and many other challenges. In that sense, this year is no different. Undaunted by COVID- 19, the Art Committee is diligently at work making plans to once again mount the most prestigious show in an area renowned for its art. Of course, you don’t make it to your 91st birthday without adapting to circumstances. This year we have gone online. And we’re excited about it! We can now showcase the talents of our artists for art lovers everywhere. In addition, we’ll share the thoughts and work processes of our artists through multimedia presentations. Be sure to watch this space and follow us on social media to get to know even better the artists you love.
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Stay up to date with the most recent news from the Art Show and our artists. We will be sharing videos featuring our artists, images of great art and Mill happenings.
Introducing the Honored Artist for the 91st Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Show
Each year we choose to honor an artist who has been a loyal participant in the Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition over many years.
Louis Russomanno amply fulfills that description. Russomanno knew he wanted to be an artist when he left the U.S. Navy in December, 1969. He had no formal training but he’d been studying anatomy books that he bought in every port he visited during his three years of service. Nine months after his discharge, Russomanno — a self taught artist — was in the Phillps’ Mill Show. A year later he won his first Patron’s Award. Since then he’s been a regular contributor to our show. A master of painting cloth, Russomanno has an ability to portray the texture and folds of fabric that is reminiscent of the Dutch Masters. This year he’s showing a painting of a man wearing a white shirt that demonstrates this extraordinary natural talent. Russomanno was featured in Phillips’ Mills Art Exhibit’s special 75th Anniversary catalog. His works are in the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum and in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
To learn more about Louis Russomanno, read “10 Questions with Louis Russomanno.”
The 91st Art Show Promo Image Artist
Each year the Art Show Committee sends out a request to artists who have entered past shows (and provided us an email address) for artwork of the mill to be used in promoting the show. The artist whose image is selected may also submit to the juried show.
This year’s selected promo image is from Jean Childs Buzgo and is entitled “Phillips’ Mill Summer”.