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Twenty schools taking part in Phillips’ Mill youth art show

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The Phillips’ Mill Community Association hosts its sixth Youth Art Exhibition, beginning Jan. 27.

The exhibition began with 10 participating schools. Over the last five years, the number of participating schools has continued to increase each year, and this year there will be 20 schools.

The schools are located in Bucks and Montgomery counties, as well as Mercer and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey, and include both public and private schools. The exhibition is free for the schools and the students; no commission on sales is charged, and there is no admission fee.

The Youth Art Exhibition was conceived when Phillips’ Mill decided to build on the success of its well-respected adult Art Exhibition, now in its 90th year. As the adult show seeks participation from artists living within a 25-mile radius of the mill, the Youth Art Exhibition solicits participation from the art departments of high schools located within a 25-mile radius of the mill.

Susan Brussock, the Youth Art Exhibition 2019 chairperson, said, “We look forward to the day when one of our Youth Art Exhibition artists is accepted into the mill’s Adult Art Exhibition.”

The 20 participating schools include Central Bucks High School East, Central Bucks High School South, Central Bucks High School West, Council Rock High School North, Council Rock High School South, Ewing High School, The George School, Hillsborough High School, Holy Ghost Prep and Hopewell Valley High School.

They also include The Hun School, Hunterdon Central High School, New Hope-Solebury High School, The Pennington School, Princeton Day School, Solebury School, Stuart Country Day School, Upper Dublin High School, West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School and Villa Victoria Academy.

The Art Department at each school has been asked to select six two-dimensional pieces and two three-dimensional pieces for the exhibition. The exhibited art may include oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, collage, pastel, graphite, digital art, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

Awards will be determined by this year’s juror, Lisa Tremper Hanover, former director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. Last year, almost $3,000 was awarded to winning students.

The Youth Art Exhibition will be open to the public Jan. 27 and Feb. 9, 10, 16 and 17.

The exhibition will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. at the historic Phillips’ Mill, 2619 River Road, two miles north of New Hope. For information, contact youthart@phillipsmill.org or visit phillipsmill.org and click on the Youth Art Exhibition tab.


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