At the 112th 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 2013 Prize Recipients: Brendan Keen (William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship); Laura Sallade (Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship); Victoria Martinotti (Lewis S. Ware Memorial Travel Scholarship); Steven Dailey (one of two J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Travel Scholarships); Jacob Looney (one of two J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Travel Scholarships); Christian Platt (2013 Women’s Board Traveling Scholarship; and the Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize)
Blick Art Materials, and Sally J. Bellet, Esq.
Anonymous, Beneficial Bank, Robert and Julie Jensen Bryan, CDI Corporation, and Anne E. McCollum.
PAFA's special exhibitions in 2012-13 are supported by generous contributions from Max N. Berry, Esq., Donald and Linda Caldwell, Jonathan L. Cohen, and Lori Levine Ordover and Janusz Ordover.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ public programs are funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency).
General operating support provided, in part, by The Philadelphia Cultural Fund