Annual Student Exhibition

September 12–October 3, 2020

The Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) is an academic capstone event and the longest-standing student exhibition of its kind. While art exhibitions for matriculating students are common, PAFA's show takes place in a major museum and is one of the most celebrated student group shows in the country.

The ASE offers PAFA's emerging artists the opportunity to curate, install, and sell their own work in a professional setting. In addition to its role as an exhibition and sale, the ASE includes a competition for the coveted Cresson, Schiedt, Von Hess, Ware, and Women's Board travel scholarships, to name a few.

The ASE marks the end of a student's time at PAFA but the beginning of their contribution to the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia and beyond. Among the many successful artists who have launched their careers at the Annual Student Exhibition are Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Bo Bartlett, Moe Brooker, Barkley L. Hendricks, and Sarah McEneaney.

Claire Huber '18, "Spring Awakening" (2018)

119th Annual Student Exhibition

September 12–October 3, 2020

PAFA is pleased to present the 119th Annual Student Exhibition, opening to the public on September 12. Historically, the ASE takes place in May to coincide with the conclusion of the Spring semester. This year ASE's schedule and format, as well as related events, have been adjusted.

front cover of the 2020 ASE exhibition catalog

Exhibition Catalog

Get to know the student-artists of the ASE—browse the exhibition catalog. Includes an exhibition map and artist contact information.

online ase art sale

ASE Online Art Sale

This year, browse the ASE from the comfort of your couch. Artworks from the exhibition are available for sale through our online platform.

Upcoming ASE Events

Past ASE Exhibitions

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building