The 118th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party: May 9, 2019

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118th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party

Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Thursday, May 9, 2019
4–8:30 p.m. (Entry times vary)
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
128 North Broad Street

Complimentary valet parking | Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

Hosted by the Women's Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, honoring Marguerite Lenfest.

Event Co-Chairs: Ashley Stewardson McGuinness and Janice Peck

Ticket prices range from $150 to $1,000 per person. Sponsorships range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Purchase Tickets

Individual Tickets Order Form (PDF) | Corporate Tickets Order Form (PDF)

The Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts cordially invites you to attend the Preview Party in celebration of the 118th Annual Student Exhibition. The gala evening is the major annual fundraiser of the Women's Board.

The Preview Party kicks off the historic Annual Student Exhibition and offers guests the first chance to view and purchase nearly 1,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations created by PAFA’s BFA students and MFA candidates, all on the verge of their professional careers. The student artists will be present to discuss their work with guests. Students retain the majority of the purchase price of works sold, and all proceeds from the event support PAFA student scholarships.

If you are unable to attend the Preview Party, but wish to support student scholarships, make a gift online.

Tickets for the Preview Party are sold at multiple tiers, allowing guests different benefits and entry times contingent upon their ticket level.


Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on becoming an ASE sponsor, contact Susan West, Director of Corporate Relations, at or (215) 972-2031.