Dutch Bagley "Withstanding"

Call for Art

The prestigious 2022 Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition (Mill Photo) follows a celebrated tradition of showcasing fine-art photography from the local region and beyond. We encourage submission of a body of work in any photographic medium from historic to digital in order to best represent your creative expression. The exhibition will be both on-site in the repurposed historic stone gristmill designed for presentation and online. Phillips’ Mill is the birthplace of the Arts Movement in the Delaware Valley 92 years ago. 

Each artist’s photographic images will be reviewed by our esteemed juror, Bob Krist.

Digital entry and entry fee payment via credit card is through Smarter Entry starting on Feb 1, 2022.

Important Dates

  • Entry period February 1 - 28, 2022, via Smarter Entry at https://client.smarterentry.com/PMPE.
  • Accepted work notification: March 11. Accepted work will be posted on the Phillips' Mill Website.
  • Drop-off dates: March 25 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. & March 26 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition open April 2 - 22: Sundays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Pick up April 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. & April 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please make arrangements to have ALL images picked up during this time. ALL images not picked up become property of Mill Photo.

Juror

Bob Krist, the veteran National Geographic photographer, world traveler and visual storyteller, will be the solo juror for the internationally recognized show. 

Bob Krist’s freelance photography and filmmaking for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian and Islands magazines and other clients have taken him to more than 150 countries on all seven continents. During these assignments, he has captured not only some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, but also the fascinating characters, cultural rituals and simple everyday occurrences that make life so interesting. He was knighted with a cutlass during a voodoo ceremony in the hills of Trinidad, ran before charging bulls at a festival in southern India and was stranded on a glacier in Iceland for three days during a blizzard. And yet, he doesn’t like to think of himself as a great adventurer. Rather, he says he’s just a visual storyteller whose early days as a photojournalist taught him to intuitively seek beauty, truth and the most compelling human interest angle. 

Krist has won awards in the Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts and World Press Photo competitions. He was named “Travel Photographer of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers three times and was honored at the Eisenstadt Awards for Magazine Photography. His latest book, Old Souls & Timeless Places, won the Best Travel Book of 2020 in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competition sponsored by the Journalism School at the University of Missouri. 

For more information about Bob, see https://bobkrist.com/.

Theme

“Photography as Art and Photographer as Artist” has been the constant theme since the show’s inception in 1991. 

Accepted ART

All accepted entries must be provided as ready-to-hang prints framed with glass or acrylic and wired for hanging. Canvas, metal and alternatives are acceptable if wired for hanging. No clip frames, saw tooth or other brackets will be accepted. No images over 50” or 30 lbs. 

New Option: accepted artists may email a high-resolution digital image and Mill Photo will print, mat and frame your accepted images for an additional fee of $45 per image. All frames are 16” x 20”, black metal with glass. The maximum printed image dimensions are 11” x 14”. Custom mats will be cut for the images. The frames and mats will remain the property of Mill Photo after the show. Details for this option will be sent for accepted entries. 

Drop off at Phillips’ Mill Community Association, 2619 River Road (Rt. 32), New Hope, PA (2 miles north of downtown New Hope and about 2 miles south of Center Bridge, PA) March 25, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and March 26, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ACCEPTED ARTISTS’ BIOGRAPHIES

All accepted artists must provide a typed biography or personal statement. It must be kept to one page. It will be included in a binder that will be available during the exhibition for visitors to reference. It will be used as a sales tool to help the viewer better understand the artist’s personal vision. 

In the past, artists have included a broad range of information such as education, technical data, equipment used, photo process, location and feelings regarding the artist's connection with photography. Feel free to be creative because six bios will be chosen to hang next to the artist’s work. 

Sales

All photos must be for sale. Please place realistic prices on all photos. Mill Photo retains 30% of the selling price on all photos sold through the Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition. These monies are used for the maintenance of the historic Mill and promotion of its activities in the community. 

Awards

Twelve cash prizes will be awarded, with one People’s Choice award to be granted at the end of the show. All standard awards apply, including Best of Show and Best Body of Work. 

Entry Fees

• $45 for up to 4 images / $12 each for up to an additional 2 images
• All fees are nonrefundable 

Mill Membership

Phillips’ Mill Community Association is committed to the fine and performing arts and we welcome new members. The key feature of the Mill is that each year’s diversified activities reflect the growing interests of the Mill’s increasing membership. Please consider joining. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Special and Annual Memorial funds may be set aside for the purpose of artists awards. Become a Member.

For all inquiries, please contact us at:
Email: photo@phillipsmill.org
Phillips’ Mill during show hours only: 215-862-0582
Website: phillipsmill.org
Call or text: 267-229-2846 

Conditions and Liabilities

Information submitted on forms cannot be changed after entry. Images will be handled with care, but Phillips’ Mill will not be held liable for any loss or damage to image while in transit to or from the premises. Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition recommends artists provide their own insurance during this period.

Mill Photo reserves the right to use accepted images for publicity with the artist’s credit line. By submitting images to this exhibition, you agree to grant permission to have them on our website and printed material promoting the exhibition. Accepted images may not be removed until the exhibition closes. 

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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus