Annual Student Exhibition

PAFA's prestigious annual student exhibition, sale, and scholarship competition

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.

119th Annual Student Exhibition Information

Upcoming ASE Events

Annual Student Exhibition
Annual Student Exhibition

ASE News & Stories

student services staff wishes the class of 2020 congratulations
Clint Jukkala, Dean of the School of the Fine Arts at PAFA, extends his congratulations to the graduating class of 2020 with the help of our faculty, staff, and alumni. 
historic landmark building
Dr. David R. Brigham, President & CEO of PAFA, shares an update on PAFA's planning for the months ahead.
claire huber, spring awakening
PAFA announces the revised schedule for its 119th Annual Student Exhibition, and commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2020.
Press Release
Gianna Del Rossi (PAFA-Penn '20) in the studio.
To get prepared for a digital career in video games, PAFA-Penn student Gianna Del Rossi '20 chose to PAFA to study traditional fine art and focus on her technical skills. After finishing up at PAFA this spring, Del Rossi is going on to study at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on…
Perspectives
Cardin Moffett (Cert. '19) at graduation
Cardin Moffett '19 came to PAFA to study painting but he couldn’t shake the nearly 20 years experience he has working in technology, as a graphic designer and programmer. As a recipient of a grant from PAFA’s Fine Arts Venture Fund, Moffett was able to marry his technology skills with art and create…
Perspectives
In the studio with Daniel Flinchbaugh (BFA '19).
As he prepares for the Annual Student Exhibition, the impact Philadelphia's landscape on Daniel Flinchbaugh's (BFA '19) artistic work is apparent—the city is deeply reflected in the subject matter and presentation of his work. After graduating from PAFA this May, Daniel plans to attend UPenn for…
Perspectives

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