122nd Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Thank you to PAFA's Women's Committee for hosting the 122nd Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party on Thursday, May 11th. We are also grateful to our Event Co-Chairs Jill Durovsik and Iris Shea, as well as Honorary Chairs Reggie and Aliya Browne. 

Additional and sincere thanks is due to the exhibition sponsors, ticket buyers, and event attendees. 

To purchase student art, please visit http://ase23.givesmart.com through June 4. 

For more than a century, the Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has been the capstone academic achievement for our students. On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the tradition will continue, kicked off by the Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party, hosted by the Women's Committee of PAFA. Following the Preview Party, the exhibition will be open to the public. 

A special salute to event co-chairs Jill Durovsik and Iris Shea, as well as the entire Women's Committee for their support of PAFA and its students! Additionally, this year, we are pleased to recognize the philanthropy of Reggie and Aliya Browne in their role as our Honorary Chairs.  

ASE helps students launch their professional careers. PAFA’s MFA and BFA students have the chance to exhibit their artwork in a world-class museum, where it will be seen by hundreds of art collectors and art lovers. Becoming a sponsor of the Annual Student Exhibition Preview is not only an opportunity to support rising artists on the cusp of their professional careers, it is a chance to connect with fellow collectors and art lovers, and to purchase work by the art stars of tomorrow before the exhibition opens to the public. 

The generosity of sponsors and ticket buyers along with those who purchase the amazing array of works created by PAFA's talented graduates provides valuable scholarship support to current students. Net proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships for the ASE Preview, as well as a portion of the proceeds from each student artwork sold, directly support PAFA scholarship funds for current and future students. These funds play a vital role in ensuring that PAFA can continue to recruit, educate, and support the very best and brightest up-and-coming artists.

Tickets to the Preview Party offer an exclusive opportunity to explore and purchase new works by student-artists before the exhibition opens to the public. Tickets for the Preview Party are sold at multiple tiers, allowing guests different benefits and entry times contingent upon their ticket level. 


FMC Logo



BBH Logo


Bill and Laura Buck

Marianne Dean

Ken and Dottie Woodcock



Blick Logo


Freeman's LogoPhiladelphia Trust Logo

Reggie and Aliya Browne

Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan

Pia and Richard Halloran

The McCausland Foundation

Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer

Eric and Georgiana W. Noll 

Judith Creed and Robert Schwartz

Arlen Shenkman and Marijke Klein Shenkman

Hank and June Smith


Fiduciary Trust International


Lincoln Financial Group


A Proud PAFA Supporter

Drexel University

Julia and David Fleischner

James L. Goodwill

Dorothy and Ray Ix

Ro and Martin King

Karen Lazovitz

Sandy and David Marshall

Alexander and Carolyn Nagy

Anne and Bruce Robinson

Keith M. Robinson, M.D.

Iris and Greg Shea

Manja L. Lyssy and Theodore Schiffman

Joly W. Stewart

Training Evolution, Inc.

Jay Bryan and Nancy Winkler

Listing complete as of 5/11/23

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