Annual Student Exhibition

PAFA's prestigious annual student exhibition, sale, and scholarship competition

May 10 through June 2, 2019

Celebrating the Future of Art

The Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) is a long-standing PAFA tradition that offers students the opportunity to curate, install, and sell their own works in PAFA's museum galleries, and is one of the most celebrated student group shows in the country.

The Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) is an academic capstone event and the longest-standing student exhibition of its kind. While art exhibitions for matriculating students are common, PAFA's show takes place in a major museum and is one of the most celebrated student group shows in the country.

The ASE offers PAFA's emerging artists the opportunity to curate, install, and sell their own work in a professional setting. In addition to its role as an exhibition and sale, the ASE includes a competition for the coveted Cresson, Schiedt, Von Hess, Ware, and Women's Board travel scholarships, to name a few.

The ASE marks the end of a student's time at PAFA but the beginning of their contribution to the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia and beyond. Among the many successful artists who have launched their careers at the Annual Student Exhibition are Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Bo Bartlett, Moe Brooker, Barkley Hendricks, and Sarah McEneaney.

ASE Stories

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the students and stories of the Annual Student Exhibition.

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