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Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition opens online; winners named

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The 9th annual Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition opened Saturday, Jan. 29 and will run through Feb. 27.
This year’s online-only show features over 150 works by students from 23 area public and private high schools — a record number.
The Youth Art Exhibition Committee was thrilled to have Lambertville’s award winning filmmaker and painter, Bill Jersey, as this year’s juror. Judging took place in four categories: Painting, Works on Paper, Digital Art & Photography, and 3-Dimensional Works. Students are awarded cash prizes thanks to Phillips’ Mill community members and sponsors.
This year’s winner of Best in Show is Annika Crawford from George School. Her oil painting, titled “Alton,” was described by Jersey as “Exceptional… Extraordinary… Hard to believe a student has done this piece.” He added, “All the entrants deserve praise… and all the art teachers who have taught these kids should get applause.”
The 2022 First Place winners are: Madison Talbert of Ewing High School for Painting, “Luck In Boldness”; Caroline Colman of Central Bucks High School West for Works on Paper, “Repetitive Mornings”; Dongfang Qu of Princeton Day School for Digital Art & Photography, “Lost in Paradise”; and Anna Williamson of Council Rock High School North for 3-Dimensional Work, “Nest.”
The Youth Art Exhibition is the only one of its kind in the area. Nowhere else can you see the works of so many young artists.
“The program was launched in 2014 to support the artistic community of the future, and to offer aspiring artists in our region the chance to gain exposure and experience exhibiting with a prestigious arts organization,” said Kathy Schroeher, co-chair of the Youth Art Exhibition. The show is completely supported by the show’s sponsors and the Mill. No entry fees are charged.
When the show is open to the public in the historic Phillips’ Mill on River Road, works are offered for sale. Due to the online-only nature of the show this year due to Covid, no sales will be possible this year.

To view the show online visit: phillipsmill.org/art/youth-art-exhibition.
Phillips’ Mill welcomes the participation of all interested area schools. For information, email youth-art@phillipsmill.org for more information.
A total of $2,400 in prizes was awarded. Best In Show received $250; 1st Place winners received $200 each; 2nd Place awardees received $150 each; 3rd Place awardees received $100 each and Honorable Mention recipients received $50 each.
Second Place award winners were: Painting, Dominic Rivera, “Before the Storm,” Holy Ghost Prep; Works on Paper, Madeline Malitas, “Self Portrait,” Upper Dublin High School; Digital Art and Photography, Katie Rose Hendry, “Interdependence,” George School; 3-Dimensional Works, Alexis Filippov, “Lemons in Decay,” Council Rock High School South.
Third Place award winners were: Painting, Gabriel Kortepeter, “Mountain Sunset,” Ewing High School; Works on Paper, Chloe Boocock, “Killing Invasives,” The Pennington School; Digital Art and Photography, Tyler Davy, “Bandito,” Central Bucks High School South; 3-Dimensional Works, Ethan Weggel, “Ceramic Coil Vessel,” Upper Dublin High School.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Olivia Phelan, “Kurtis Conner,” Neshaminy High School; Camryn McDermid, “Flower Boots,” Hillsborough High School; Peyton Scratchard, “The Dance,” Pennsbury High School, all for Works on Paper.
Honorable Mentions also were awarded to: Tyler Dinn, “Jump,” Central Bucks High School East; Gabrielle Long, “Phantom Portrait with Flower,” Central Bucks High School South; Rynn Spring, “Portrait,” Central Bucks High School South; Backpack Filiatrault “Dice/Motion,” Central Bucks High School West, all for Digital Art and Photography.


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