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Photo show founder returns to Phillips’ Mill

Spencer Saunders

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association (PMCA) this week announced the addition of Spencer Saunders to its board of directors.

As founder of the annual Photographic Exhibition, Saunders previously served on the board from 1992 to 2013.

A photography enthusiast and New Hope resident, Saunders is returning “to help repackage and rebrand the event with an efficient digital overlay,” according to PMCA.

“We’re ramping up to ensure our entirely new way of receiving, jurying and presenting the artwork is seamless,” Saunders said. 

The show will begin on April 5 and continue through April 23. New for 2020, a week-long volunteer appreciation photography show will follow on April 25 featuring artwork of Phillips’ Mill members and volunteers.

(Photo: Spencer Saunders)

The exhibition’s perennial theme is “Photography as Art” and “Photographer as Artist.” Each year, jurors review submissions and select between 135 and 150 images to be displayed during the annual exhibition. Photographers are encouraged to submit a body of work created within the past five years, and mages may be in any photographic medium, from historic to alternative or digital. 

Digital submissions for this year’s show will be accepted online, and print submissions can be dropped off at Phillips’ Mill Community Association on Feb. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The photography exhibition is held at the 1756 repurposed grist mill at 2619 River Road, just north of New Hope. In its 27-year history, the juried photography exhibition has donated more than $100,000 in awards, college scholarships, and proceeds to Phillips’ Mill.

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