The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the twenty-five recipients of its 2011 grant program for painters and sculptors. Each winner, chosen by artists, curators, and arts educators via a jury review, will receive $25,000.
We are proud to announce the addition of two new interdisciplinary specializations of Contemporary Realism and Fine Arts Illustration as part of our existing majors in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Starting in the fall of 2012, the new programs will encourage cross disciplinary study and the acquisition of professional expertise in realist representational artmaking techniques and in fine arts illustration.
Grumman Greenhouse, a sculpture by Philadelphia artist and PAFA Alum (2008) Jordan Griska commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) for the newly constructed Lenfest Plaza has been installed.
Bill Viola is recognized internationally as one of the most important American artists working today.
Read what students, alumni, and faculty say about PAFA.
Kate Brockman, an Adjunct Instructor at PAFA has been awarded by the National Sculpture Society the 2011 Alex J. Ettl Grant.
Katherine Bradford, a Senior Visiting Critic in the Graduate Program, has been awarded a Guggenhim fellowship for 2011.
The panel brings together distinguished artists and curators in a public setting to consider projected digital images and written statements submitted anonymously by the MFA thesis students from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Graduate Program.
Exhibition of virtuoso pen and ink drawings by longtime PAFA faculty member Oliver Grimley (born 1920) who retired in 2010. On view from January 29 - April 17, 2011 in the School of Fine Arts Gallery: Gift of the Women’s Board.
Darla Jackson, a Visiting Instructor in the Sculpture Department, has been named one of 63 finalists for the Knight Arts Challenge with her proposal for the creation of a "Sculpture Gym" in Philadelphia.
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