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First on view in person at HOT•BED gallery in November, The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Annual Exhibition is on view as a virtual exhibition on The Fellowship’s website here.
The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is one of the oldest Alumni art non-profts in America. An independent entity, its purpose is to benefit all the Academy Alumni. On Monday evening, April 19, 1897, approximately five hundred people met in thePennsylvania Academy lecture room to form an organization of alumni that would come to be known worldwide as The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. They came together at the behest of Edward H. Coates, President of PAFA, and Harrison S. Morris, Managing Director. The idea had been endorsed by 32 prominent artists. Robert Vonnoh, a former student and later Academy instructor, suggested that a notice be sent to several thousand alumni.
This year the Juror is Rebecca O’Leary and she has selected the work and awards this year. Due to the Coronavirus the gallery is open on specific days and hours for visitors by appointment only. Simply visit the gallery website to plan your visit.
This exhibition displays 59 works by the Academy Alumni along with six new Fellowship 2020 acquisitions for the Collection that was started in 1926. John Thornton and Miriam Seidel both Academy alumni will be creating a video of the entire exhibition that will be linked to the Fellowship website later in November.