Outstanding jurors shape the 91st Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition

The 91st Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running September 26th to November 1st, has announced an impressive lineup of jurors who are also accomplished artists.

This year’s painting and graphics judges are: Mark Bockrath, Elsa Mora, and Celia Reisman. Sculptor judges are Diane Marimow and Gary Weisman.

Mark Bockrath is a representational landscape and figure painter living and working in West Chester, PA. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1981 with an M.S. degree in Art Conservation. His work is in numerous corporate, private and public collections including the State Department, Oberlin College, and The McGraw-Hill companies. He is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Visit

Elsa Mora is an artist and curator. A recipient of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, she was born and raised in Cuba. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. She is one of the founding members of ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey.

Celia Reisman’s paintings of residential landscapes combine abstract structures within a rich, complex world of invented color and shape. She is represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia where she has shown her work for more than 20 years. The Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco and Big Town Gallery in Rochester, VT, have showcased her in solo and group exhibitions.

Diane Marimow is currently a Philadelphia sculptor, as well as an educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. After graduating from Elmira College, she received a graduate degree in art from Tyler School of Art. Diane taught art to children and young adults in public and independent schools on the East Coast for more than 30 years.

Gary Weisman studied sculpture and drawing at Washington University in St. Louis, The Art Institute of Chicago, and received a BA from Columbia College. Further study included 10 years of apprentice studies with sculptors Jack Kearney (Chicago), Leslie Posey (Florida, alum of PAFA class of 1921), and Evangelos Frudakis. He co-teaches Open Studio figure modeling and is a student critic in the Certificate/ BFA program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

PHOTO CAP: The Show Will Go On – The 91st Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Show will be totally online this year, open 24/7, September 26th through November 1st. From left, Jen McHugh (social media manager), Jean Childs Buzgo (poster artist), and Kathie Jankauskas (graphic designer) recently met outside the historic mill. All proceeds benefit the mill, a nonprofit arts center located on River Road, just north of New Hope.

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