Visual Arts

Phillips' Mill Photography

Photography is a revered artform at Phillips' Mill

Christopher Bosse “A Night at the Opera”
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Photography at the Mill

Phillips' Mill Photo was established in 1992 to celebrate the arts and promote the fine art of photography. An annual Juried Photography Exhibition has been held every spring since that time, with "Photography as Art" and the "Photographer as Artist" as a recurring theme.

Barbara Warren - Caged
Barbara Warren "Caged"
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2021 Members' PHOTO EXHIBIT

The 2021 Annual Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition is open! And it's not your "Run of the Mill" Photography Show.

The talented photographic artists who volunteer their time every year to produce the prestigious annual Phillips’ Mill Photo Exhibition, our juried photo show, were offered the chance to share their personal imagery for the show.

"Each artist was given the freedom to present a body of work that represents their vision, which gives us all an unusual opportunity to appreciate the breadth of their creative works," says Spencer Saunders, founder of Phillips’ Mill Photo. The results are just as inspiring as you would think.

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PHILLIPS' MILL PHOTO

The Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition has grown into an annual, month-long celebration of the fine art of photography. Through the years, this exhibit has grown and is now the premier annual juried photography exhibition in Bucks County, Pa.

Philip Rothenberg "The Blues"
Philip Rothenberg "The Blues"

In 2018, Saunders brought on Alina Marin-Bliach to serve as co-chair of the Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition (PMPE). Together they set forth to expand the program into a month of photography centered around the PMPE, but also including workshops, lectures and roundtable discussions.

They established the name Phillips' Mill Photo to encompass PMPE, a month-long photo festival during the month of April, and photography-centric education with opportunities for members. Acknowledging the Phillips’ Mill Community Association’s rich history in the arts, their purpose was to advance fine art photography as its own art form.

If you are interested in joining the Photo Exhibition Committee, please email: phillipsmillphoto@gmail.com.

Show chair Spencer Saunders, volunteers and photographers in the 2020 show talk about what it means to be a part of the Phillips Mill photo show.

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PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

The 2020 Juried Photo Exhibition was the first online show presented by Phillips' Mill. It was a spectacular, visually diverse, thought-provoking show. The show's esteemed juror, Emmet Gowin, loved the diversity of the work and the considerable talent evident in all the submissions.

A SWIFT CHANGE IN PLANS

Beth Galton "I See Myself Reflected"
Beth Galton "I See Myself Reflected"

The 27th exhibition of photography at Phillips' Mill was markedly different than planned. All the same, Phillips' Mill Photo was well prepared to transition the April 2020 exhibit, originally planned for a month-long showing at the Mill, to an online platform.

The committee of Mill members, led by Spencer Saunders and co-chaired by Alina Marin-Bliach, had already digitized the show.

The new capabilities allowed for a ready shift to an online venue required by the pandemic's need for social distancing.

Welcome to the show!

Our esteemed juror Emmet Gowin selected 143 images, from 1000 submissions, for the exhibition.

Congratulations to all those who were accepted and won awards. Emmet Gowin loved the diversity of the work and the considerable talent evident in all the submissions.

Please enjoy viewing the 2020 Photographic Exhibition in our online gallery. We hope you find it to be visually diverse, thought-provoking, and a pleasure to see.

View the 2020 Photographic Exhibition

Download the 2020 Show Program

Committee Chairs

Spencer Saunders

Spencer Saunders

Founder PMPE; Team leader; Co-creator & Founder Phillips' Mill Photo 2.0; Co-chair PMPE; Editor, Phillips' Mill Photo Newsletter.

The Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition (PMPE) was started in 1992 by Spencer Saunders, when he could not enter photography into the annual art show at the Mill, and he saw a need for change. “Photography as Art” and “Photographer as Artist” is the continuing theme since that first year. Over time this exhibit has grown in prestige and is now the premier annual juried photography exhibition in Bucks County. Spencer has been involved with the Mill since 1960. As a child, he played in the stream, took formal ballroom dancing lessons and worked backstage for theater productions.

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Alina Marin-Bliach

Alina Marin-Bliach

Team co-leader; Co-creator & Founder Phillips' Mill Photo 2.0; Co-chair PMPE; Website; Editor, Phillips' Mill Photo Newsletter.

Cuban-American photographer Alina Marin-Bliach immigrated to the United States from Cuba in the late 1960s. As a child, she had a love for photography, but was strongly persuaded by her parents to study pharmacy instead. Alina received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1986 from Long Island University in New York. Alina and her husband own an independent pharmacy, Marin Pharmacy, in West New York, NJ. They have been an integral part of the WNY community for the last 30 years. Though she is a licensed pharmacist, Alina has not practiced pharmacy in over 20 years.

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PMPE Newsletter

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25th Annual Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition Poster
26th Annual Phillips' Mill Photo Exhibition Poster

Past Posters & Programs

Click the buttons below to view a gallery of past posters and programs.

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OUR COMMUNITY

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”

Preservation

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