Area artist Robert Beck selected Honored Artist at 88th Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

The 88th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition Committee takes great pleasure in announcing the

selection of artist Robert Beck as this years’ Honored Artist.

Robert Beck’s relationship with the Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition is a long one with his paintings

having been accepted into the exhibition 17 times in the past 22 years.  They have included landscape

paintings, nocturnes, seascapes, interiors, paintings including animals and a portrait.  Beck states “I have

always submitted what I considered to be my best available painting to Phillips’ Mill each year.  Often

that meant it wouldn’t be in my own annual exhibition on opening weekend.  The Phillips’ Mill show is

that important”.

Robert Beck moved to Bucks County at the age of 13 and has lived here ever since.  He attended the

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and maintains a gallery of his work in Lambertville,

  1. Mr. Beck’s paintings have been the subject of three in-depth museum exhibitions: The James A.

Michener Art Museum, the City of Trenton Museum at Ellarslie and the Maine Maritime Museum.  His

paintings have been included in a number of invitational exhibitions and his work has also been

presented in 30 solo gallery exhibitions and accepted into more than 50 juried exhibitions.

Beck has received 29 significant painting awards, was a finalist for the Pew Fellowship in 2000 and in

2014 was awarded the PSC Medal for “Excellence and Contribution to the Arts” by the Philadelphia

Sketch Club, the oldest arts club in America.

Beck is known for painting in series,  multiple images addressing diverse aspects of the same subject.

These “visual essays” have been created while traveling the Mississippi River on a towboat, amidst a

symphony orchestra during its performances, with a racing team in Europe, traveling with doctors in

Senegal and depicting life in the Maine Maritime community.   Although his subjects vary, the common

thread is the description of his encounter,  concentrating on events, occupations and environments.

Beck’s paintings are indeed a chronicle of our time.

Robert Beck is a teacher, a curator, a lecturer and a writer.  He has hosted a radio interview program

and his column on art related experiences has appeared monthly in ICON Magazine for more than a

decade.

 

In conjunction with the 88th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition, Honored Artist Robert Beck will give a

presentation about his paintings that have been accepted into the show over the years.  Beck will

examine the background stories and techniques involved in some of the 17 images exhibited.  The talk

will take place October 5 at the Gallery of Robert Beck in Lambertville with doors opening at 6:30 and

the lecture beginning at 7PM.  To make a reservation email robert@robertbeck.net  using Lecture in the

subject line.  Include number in party and a phone number.

The 88th Phillips’ Mill  Annual Juried Art Exhibition will open it’s doors on September 23 and run through

October 29, 2017.  The show is open daily from 1-5PM.  Adults-$5  Seniors-$4  Students- $2.  The

Exhibition is held at the Historic Phillips Mill. 2619 River Rd.  1 ½ miles north of New Hope, PA.  For

information call 215-862-0582 or visit www.phillipsmill.org.