Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
111th Annual Student Exhibition
May 11–June 3, 2012
128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is pleased to announce the school’s 111th Annual Student Exhibition. The culmination of the School’s academic calendar, PAFA’s Annual Student Exhibition is a peerless and highly-anticipated event. Housed in the modern and contemporary galleries in PAFA’s Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, the exhibition is the largest and longest-standing of its kind.
In 2012, the Annual Student Exhibition will feature works by 130 graduating BFA and MFA students, and 3rd and 4th year students in the School’s venerable Certificate program. Each year, more than 130,000 USD in prizes and scholarships are competitively awarded, including prestigious travel scholarships, exhibition nominations, and purchase prizes. In 2011 more than 11,000 visitors attended the Annual Student Exhibition and more than 300,000 USD of student artwork was sold.
The exhibition is an academic capstone and professional debut for PAFA’s students, who are given the opportunity to curate and install their own works. Each of PAFA’s exhibiting Certificate, BFA, and MFA students receives a personal workspace during the academic year. Working closely with faculty, visiting artists, and their peers, students develop a keen sense of their unique visual sensibilities. The Annual Student Exhibition is an unrivaled display of these results.
To learn more about PAFA’s programs and view student & faculty artwork visit: www.pafa.edu
Founded in 1805, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America’s first School of Fine Arts and Museum. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts presented by the President of the United States, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education. Nearly every major American artist has taught, studied or exhibited at the Academy. The institution’s world-class collection of American art continues to grow and provides what only a few other art institutions in the world can offer: the rare combination of an outstanding museum and an extraordinary faculty known for its commitment to students and for the stature and quality of its artistic work.