Philips’ Mill Exhibition Showcases Student Talent

Anya Betof '24 works on her submission, "Rustic Desk."

Seven George School students have been selected to appear in the 2021 Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Online Exhibition which will run through April 16, 2021.  Ceramics student Morris Chang ’21 won first place in the 3-D category.

“The piece was a wood-fired vase that I made before the pandemic,” said Morris. “I was referencing the famous Japanese artist, Yuka Murakami, who is known for various textures on pots. Since the focus was on the texture, I worked specifically on the glazing, knowing it could not be shiny, wood firing was the best choice.”

Saffron Buscimi ’22, Grace Song ’21, Gemma Hutton ’22, Tori Lee ’21, Anya Betof ’24, and Maia Hannah-Drullard ’23, were also selected to appear in the exhibition.

The Youth Art Exhibition (YAE) was conceived when Phillips’ Mill decided to build on the success of its well respected adult Art Exhibition, which began in 1929. YAE solicits participation from the art departments of high schools located within a 25-mile radius of New Hope. It is the art department at each school that selects the student work. Works are juried for awards of cash prizes with judging in four categories: Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, and 3-Dimensional Works.

From its start in 2014, the show has grown in size each year, both in the number of artists and works displayed as well as the number of participating high schools. The exhibition is free for the schools and the artists.

Congratulations to all who entered and congratulations to the award winners!

"Rustic Desk" by Anya Betof '24 (3D)
"Overlooked" by Gemma Hutton '22 (Photography)
“Foaming at the Mouth” by Qinxuan (Grace) Song '21 (Painting and Drawing, Acrylic on canvas)
“Monster Mug” by Maia Hannah-Drullard '23 (3-D, Stoneware clay with underglazes, electric fired, wheel thrown with hand-built details)
“Side-Fired Vase” by Morris Chang '21 (1st Place 3-D, Stoneware clay, wood-fired on seashells with natural ash deposits, wheel thrown.)
“sub(mergence)” by Saffron Buscemi '22 (Painting and Drawing, Acrylic on canvas)
"The Song of the Wind" by Tori Lee '21 (Photography)
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