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Phillips’ Mill Community Association names youth art show winners

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association has named the winners of its sixth Youth Art Exhibition.

Students from 20 public and private schools in Bucks, Montgomery, Mercer and Hunterdon counties are taking part in the show, which runs weekends Feb. 2 to 18.

The 144 pieces of artwork submitted, include painting, watercolor, collage, pastel, graphite, digital art, photography, ceramics and sculpture selected by the school art departments.

Awards were determined by juror, Lisa Tremper Hanover, and $3,200 was awarded to winning students.

The Youth Art Exhibition is open to the public, admission-free, from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 17 and 18, at the historic Phillips’ Mill, 2619 River Road, two miles north of New Hope. For information, email or visit

The winner of Best In Show is Soeun An, a senior at Upper Dublin High School, for her watercolor, “Ageless.”

Winners for painting are: 1st Place, KaYi Ada Lau, The Pennington School, Grade 12, for an acrylic, “Last Stop of the Journey”; 2nd Place, Emily Chu, Hillsborough High School, Grade 11, for a Gouache on Board, “I’ve Got Bigger Fish to Fry”; 3rd Place, Kelly Liu, The Hun School, Grade 11, an acrylic, “Blinded by Color.”

Honorable Mentions in painting are: Olivia Servidio, Central Bucks East, Grade 12 for an oil, “Angelina”; Will Krohn, Holy Ghost Prep, Grade 12, for a watercolor, “Muir Glacier in the Face of Climate Change”; Anita Szoke, Council Rock North, Grade 12, for an oil, “Little Praying Mantis”; and Kena Kamau, Central Bucks High School South, Grade 12, for an oil on canvas, “Untitled.”

Winners for works on paper are: 1st Place, Ellen Pietsch, Ewing High School, Grade 12, for a wax pastel. “Trent”; 2nd Place, Avery Orsini, Solebury School, Grade 11, for a charcoal on paper, “Reclining Nude”; 3rd Place, Nina Vidal, Hunterdon Central, Grade 11, for a graphite, “Jar of Joy.”

Honorable Mentions in works on paper are: Jenna Evans, Hunterdon Central, Grade 12, for a charcoal, “Self Portrait”; LeeAnn Cleckner, Ewing High School, Grade 11, for a charcoal, “Life in a Fish Bowl”; Kyla Brewington, Ewing High School, Grade 10, for a chalk pastel, “Fox in the Morning Snow”; Jessica Nguyen, Council Rock South, Grade 11, for a pencil drawing, “Quiet Chaos”; Aaron Hafner, New Hope-Solebury, Grade 12, for a chalk pastel, “Still Life”; and Saumya Chavva, West Windsor-Plainsboro, Grade 12, for a colored pencil drawing, “No.”

Winners for photography are: 1st Place, Laura Alaez, The Pennington School, Grade 12, for digital photography, “Untitled”; 2nd Place, Nora Greer, George School, Grade 12, for an archival Ink-jet print, “Boy in Rwanda”; 3rd Place, Antonio Abuan, Hunterdon Central, Grade 12, for digital photography, “Maganda.”

Honorable Mentions in photography are: Jocelynn Labossiere, George School, Grade 12, for an archival Ink-jet print, “Damara”; Casey Koochagian, Central Bucks West, Grade 12, for a silver gelatin print, “Head Space”; Amon DeVane, Princeton Day School, Grade 12, for a digital Ink Jet print, “Afternoon Ride”; Jeslyn Bernhgard, Villa Victoria Academy, Grade 9, for a photograph, “Girl with an Umbrella”; and Samantha Humbles, Stuart School, for digital photography, “Whirlwind.”

Winners for 3-D works are: 1st Place, Jeanna Woodell, Hunterdon Central, Grade 12, for found materials, “Altered Book”; 2nd Place, Max Ward, The Pennington School, Grade 12, for high-fired stoneware, “Reverse Drip”; 3rd Place, Jupiter Shi, Solebury School, Grade 11, for wood-fired ceramic, “Small Vase.”

Honorable Mentions in 3-D works are: Claryn Troup, George School, Grade 12,for “Turned Lidded Vessel” in walnut, curly maple; Emily Horan, Central Bucks East, Grade 10, for “Arches”in Terra Cotta clay; and Skyla Geng, Hopewell Valley High School, Grade 9, for “Nostalgia” in clay.