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Give the Gift of Art! PAFA's Annual Student Print Sale is Dec. 2

Give the Gift of Art! PAFA's Annual Student Print Sale is Dec. 2

An annual tradition for creative holiday shoppers, with hundreds of original works by PAFA's emerging student artists - all priced under $150

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosts the 23rd Annual Student Print Sale on Friday, December 2, offering holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting the school's emerging artists.

A highly anticipated holiday tradition at PAFA, the one-night-only sale offers a wide variety of original etchings, screen prints, lithographs, woodcuts, stamp prints, and more, all created by talented students enrolled in PAFA's celebrated printmaking program. Shoppers also can enter to win a raffle for a print created by a PAFA faculty member.

PAFA Dean Clint Jukkala notes, "Every year I add to my art collection by attending the PAFA Print Sale. There is so much great work by our talented students, and at prices everyone can afford!"

This year's Annual Student Print Sale will be held on the 6th floor of PAFA's Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, located at 128 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Admission is free.

An exclusive preview for PAFA members will be held on December 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The 23nd Annual Print Sale will be open to the general public from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

"The Annual Student Print Sale is an excellent chance for the public to view and purchase work by our gifted young artists here at PAFA," said Printmaking Department faculty member Lisa Hamilton. "The teachers and students really look forward to opening the doors of our print shop to the public for this event every year."

PAFA's Printmaking program provides highly personalized attention to each artist through individual and group mentoring, classes and critiques. Students gain mastery in woodcut and relief printmaking, etching, drypoint and other intaglio processes, plate and stone lithography and the arts of silkscreen, letterpress, book arts and digital media.

Instruction includes both color and black-and-white techniques and provides advanced courses for in-depth experience and specialized technical training with printmaking methods.

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About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education with a world-class permanent collection of American art.

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November 21, 2016 - 9:30 AM

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.