Annual Student Exhibition

A Tradition for Over a Century


Brendan Keen, winner of the 2013 Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship, in front of his work, entitled Funnel Vision. Photo by Denise Guerin images.

114th Annual Student Exhibition

May 15 - June 7, 2015
Preview Party: May 14, 4 - 8:30 p.m.
Public Opening: May 15, 5 - 8 p.m.

The Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) has been a tradition for over a century and is the culminating event in PAFA’s artistic calendar. Each spring the graduating students of the Certificate, BFA and Master's programs mount an exhibition that fills the Museum exhibition galleries in the Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building. Over 11,000 visitors see more than a thousand works in all media. Sales at last year’s ASE grossed over $270,000. Graduating students compete for dozens of distinguished prizes and awards, including the illustrious Cresson Traveling Fellowship and the Caldwell Purchase Prize, in which a work by a graduating student is selected for purchase by the Museum and inclusion in PAFA’s permanent collection.

Click here to view an image gallery featuring a selection of works by students participating in last year’s exhibition.

112th Annual Student Exhibition Slideshow via Philly.com, view here.

Sponsors:

Partner level supporters: Sally J. Bellet, Esq., Beneficial Bank, Blick Art Materials, Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran, Pennsylvania Trust Company, Verdis Investment Management

       

Master level supporters: Anonymous, Apartment Investment Management Company, Robert and Julie Jensen Bryan, Dechert LLP, Drexel University, Pia and Richard Halloran, Dorothy and Ray Ix.

  

Scholar level supporters: Jay Bryan and Nancy Winkler, Bill and Laura Buck, Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, Lis and Mike Kalogris, Bob and Martha Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire, Kathleen Buffum McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Noll, The Philadelphia Hand Center, Randall W. Culp, MD, Ashwini and Sashi Reddi