Annual Student Exhibition
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 Committee 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.
122nd Annual Student Exhibition
May 12, 2023–June 4, 2023
Art at Noon: Celebrate the ASE! Undergraduate Students
May 3, 2023 at 12 PM
Join us online for a special program with some of the exhibiting undergraduate students to hear about how the next generation of professional artists developed their creative processes and where they go for inspiration.
Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party
May 11, 2023 at 5 PM
The ASE Preview Party supports student scholarships while allowing sponsors and attendees first access to the sale of work, along with a host of other benefits. This opportunity to support emerging artists on the cusp of their professional careers is also a chance to connect with fellow art lovers and become the first collectors of tomorrow’s art stars.
May 12, 2023 from 4 PM–7 PM
May 12, 2023 at 4:30 PM
Alumni enjoy refreshments and reconnect during the ASE Opening.
Art at Noon: Celebrate the ASE! Graduate Students
May 17, 2023 at 12 PM
Join us online for a special program with some of the exhibiting graduate students to hear about how the next generation of professional artists developed their creative processes and where they go for inspiration.