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    Photo show founder returns to Phillips’ Mill

    The Phillips’ Mill Community Association has announced the addition of Spencer Saunders to its Board of Directors.

    As founder of the annual Photographic Exhibition, Spencer previously served on the board between the years of 1992 to 2013.

    A photography enthusiast himself, the New Hope resident is returning after a seven-year hiatus to help repackage and rebrand the event with an efficient digital overlay.

    “We’re ramping up to ensure our entirely new way of receiving, jurying and presenting the artwork is seamless,” Spencer said. 

    In its 27-year history, the prestigious juried photography exhibition has donated more than $100,000 in awards, college scholarships and proceeds to Phillips’ Mill.

    Digital submissions for this year’s show will be accepted online.

    Print submissions can be dropped off at Phillips’ Mill Community Association February 28th from 4:00 to 6:00pm, and February 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

    The show will begin on April 5th and will continue through April 23rd. New for 2020, a week-long volunteer appreciation photography show will follow on April 25th featuring artwork of Phillips’ Mill members and volunteers.

    The exhibition’s perennial theme is “Photography as Art” and “Photographer as Artist.” 

    The show seeks imagery through a body of work that each artist considers personal, gratifying and artistically complete.

    Images may be in any photographic medium, from historic to alternative or digital and should be created within the last five years.

    Each year jurors review submissions and select between 135 and 150 images to be displayed during the annual exhibition. 

    Photographers are encouraged to submit a body of work created within the past five years to keep the work as fresh and current as possible. 

    Images may be in any photographic medium, from historic to alternative and digital. 

    The photography exhibition is held at the 1756 repurposed grist mill designed for presentation, located at 2619 River Road, just outside of New Hope. 

    Phillips’ Mill is the birthplace of the arts movement in the Delaware Valley 90 years ago.

    To get involved and be a part of the photo show, e-mail photoshow@phillipsmill.org to become a part of this growing community of artists.

    PHOTO CAP: Spencer Saunders