111th Annual Student Exhibition

PAFA's annual student exhibition, sale, and competition for the coveted Travel Scholarships

  • Ana Vizcarra Rankin, <em>Global Optimization Diagram</em>, 2012, Gesso, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 84 x 105 in., Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize from the PAFA Annual Student Exhibition, 2012.14

    Ana Vizcarra Rankin, Global Optimization Diagram, 2012, Gesso, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 84 x 105 in., Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize from the PAFA Annual Student Exhibition, 2012.14

At the 111th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE), works by BFA students, third-year and fourth-year Certificate Program students and Master of Fine Arts candidates showcased a diversity of styles that combine traditional skill and contemporary vision. In addition to its role as an exhibition and sale, the exhibition represents a competition for the coveted Certificate Program’s Cresson, Schiedt, Ware, and Women’s Board Travel Scholarships.

The traditional night-before Preview Party kicks off the historic ASE and offers guests the first chance to view and purchase more than 1,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and installations created by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) students on the very cusp of their professional careers. The student exhibitors are present to discuss their work and they retain the majority of the purchase price of works sold.

The 2012 Prize Recipients: Mariel Capanna (William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship); Lucia Thomé (Richard C. von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship); Claire Kincade (Lewis S. Ware Memorial Travel Scholarship); Aaron M. Fowler (one of two J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Travel Scholarships); Michael Shultis (one of two J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Travel Scholarships); Jessie Friedman (Women's Board Traveling Scholarship)