Jurors selected for 84th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

The 84th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition Committee has announced the distinguished group of art experts who have been selected to jury this year’s show.

Each Art Committee member involved in the Jury selection is well versed in the art world themselves and after reviewing each of the potential candidate’s credentials, they unanimously select the jury.  The team of selected jurors will have the difficult task of choosing the art to be exhibited in this prestigious annual show and also deciding upon the various cash awards to be presented.

In 2012, over $10,000 was awarded at the discretion of the jurors.  Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition is the first and most continuous art event exhibiting the works of Delaware Valley artists.

This show which accepts only artists living within a 25 mile radius of Phillips’ Mill is an excellent way to view as well as purchase the works of the areas best artists. The jurors this year will include:

  • Painter and Printmaker Sheldon Strober was born in Stockton, NJ and has lived in several Delaware River towns from Point Pleasant to Philadelphia. His interest in river towns is apparent when observing his prints and paintings as many feature, rivers, farms and landscapes from the Bucks County area.  Strober attended college for Art Education in Kutztown, PA then went on to earn one Master of Arts degrees from Rutgers University and one from Columbia University.  He earned his Doctorate of Education in Art from Columbia University. After earning his degrees, Strober returned to the Buck County area to live, paint and teach.
  • Jeanne Dobie is a nationally known watercolorist, juror, educator and author. She was honored as one of the 20 Great Teachers featured in the Watercolor Magazine Collectors Edition. The selection represented the outstanding artists who championed the watercolor medium throughout the past two decades to its level of prominence today. Dobie has also won numerous medals and awards including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. Dobie resides in Pipersville.
  • Tricia Fagan is a Program Development Specialist and Grant Writer for the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage.  She has more than 25 years of experience as a curator and arts administrator. Prior to April 2013, Fagan worked for 14 years as the director and curator of The Gallery at Mercer County Community College.  In addition to working at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, she served as Executive Director of ARTWORKS and exhibition director for the Trenton Artists workshop Association. Fagan resides in West Windsor, NJ.
  • Sculptor and author Patricia Goodrich is a visual artist and poet.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies through the Andy Warhol Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Europos Parkas (Lithuania), Inter-Art Foundation Aiud, Romania, Leeway Foundation, Makole Sculpture Symposium-Slovenia, Puffin Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Vermont Studio Center and Yaddo. Goodrich resides in Richlandtown.
  • Sculptor Ayami Aoyama of Pennington, NJ received her BFA in painting from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Japan.  After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in painting but soon found her interests growing toward stone carving after taking a sculpture course at the Art Student League, NYC. Aoyama found sculpture was a way to express her appreciation for the natural world. For her, all natural materials have their own spirit and she seeks to reveal that elemental life force through the work.

Artist Registration/Entry forms for the 84th Annual Juried Art Exhibition are now available. Artists should go online to www.phillipsmill.org and download a form or call the Mill at 215-862-0582 leaving their name, address and phone number. A form will be mailed to you.

Artists wishing to enter may bring their work with a registration form to Phillips’ Mill on Friday, September 6th from 2:00pm to 7pm or Saturday, September 7th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Jury day will be on Sunday, September 8th.

The 84th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition will open on Saturday, September 21st and run through Saturday, October 26th.  Hours are 1:00pm to 5:00pm daily. Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, about 1.5 miles north of New Hope. For further information call 215-862-0582 or visit the website.

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