115th Annual Student Exhibition

PAFA's prestigious student show, sale, and scholarship competition, with a Preview Party presented by the Women's Board

  • Annual Student Exhibition, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

    Annual Student Exhibition, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Preview Party: May 12, 4 - 8:30 p.m.

Public Exhibition Opening: May 13, 5-8 p.m. Free!

The 115th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) features works by PAFA's BFA students, third-year and fourth-year Certificate program students and Master of Fine Arts candidates, showcasing artistic styles that fuse traditional skill with contemporary vision. This long-standing tradition offers students the opportunity to curate, install, and sell their own works in PAFA's galleries, and is one of the most celebrated student group shows in the country.

In addition to its role as an exhibition and sale, the ASE includes a competition for the coveted Certificate program’s Cresson, Schiedt, Ware, and Women’s Board Travel Scholarships. It also provides collectors and the general public with opportunities to view and purchase works by PAFA's prize-winning students and rising stars in the art world.

The traditional night-before Preview Party, hosted by the PAFA Women’s Board, kicks off the historic ASE and gives guests the first chance to view and purchase paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations. The student exhibitors are present to discuss their work and they retain the majority of the purchase price of works sold.

See photos from the 114th Annual Student Exhibition.