Havertown’s Ron Wyffels, an associate professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, is one of five artists to serve as jurors in the esteemed juried art exhibition at the Phillips’ Mill 87th Art Exhibition in New Hope.
The exhibition, open daily from 1-5 PM from Sept. 24-Oct. 29, is open to artists living within a 25-mile radius of Phillips’ Mill.
Wyffels earned an MFA from Montana State University and a BFA from the State University College at Buffalo.
The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition has been the premier art show in the Delaware Valley since 1929. Founded by the legendary greats William Lathrop, Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, and William Taylor, among others, the early shows were a way to display their work for their friends.
Famous artists from the New Hope Impressionist School and beyond soon began to exhibit on a regular basis, including John Folinsbee, George Sotter, Henry Leith-Ross, Rae Sloan Bredin, and Fern Coppedge, all of whom are now represented in major museums and private collections worldwide.
Today, more than 350 artists submit works to the show. Of those submissions, jurors select approximately 90 framed pieces and two dozen sculptures. Unframed art is also available for purchase. The exhibition attracts thousands of visitors each year.