“Embodying Masonic Values” Art Competition 2021

Since 2018, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania’s “Embodying Masonic Values” open art competition has provided an provided an opportunity for participants to explore Masonic values through art. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in five categories: Oil, Three-dimensional, Drawing and Print-making, Water-Based Medium and Digital Imagery. Most artwork is also available for sale.

Congratulations to Our 2021 Winners!

BEST IN CATEGORY ($200 awarded per piece)

  • Oil: “Twilight,” Christopher Catalogna
  • Three-Dimensional: “First Pancake Breakfast,” Jon DeHart
  • Drawing and print-making: “The Drafting of Men,” Valerie Lang
  • Water-based medium: “Symbols,” Angela Haynes
  • Digital imagery: “The Architect,” Madison Smolsky

GRAND MASTER’S PRIZE ($500 awarded)

  • “The Legend of the Third Degree,” Andrey Kovtun

BEST IN SHOW ($1,000 awarded)

  • “Safety on the Streets of Philadelphia,” Janie Edwards

Art Available for Purchase

If the artists in the Grand Exhibition choose to participate, their entered works may be offered for sale, with 80% of the sale value going to them and 20% to The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. All pieces are subject to prior sale. Prices do not include shipping, handling and insurance. Buyers can also pick up their purchase at the Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please contact the gift shop at 215-988-1977, Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., to make a purchase and arrangements.

Best in Category


Drawing & print making

Water-based medium

Digital imagery


Best in Show

Grand Master’s Prize

2021 Entries



Media: Oil
Dimensions: 9”x12’x.75”
Price: $1,260 (SOLD)
Artist: Jessica Libor



Media: Drawing & printmaking
Dimensions: 39"x12"x0.8"
Price: $2,000
Artist: Andrey Kovtun



Media: Digital image
Dimensions: 30"x30"x2"
Price: $500
Artist: Brenton Rhodes


Meditation 2

Media: Digital image
Dimensions: 30"x30"x2"
Price: $500
Artist: Brenton Rhodes


Meditation 3

Media: Digital image
Dimensions: 30"x30"x2"
Price: $500
Artist: Brenton Rhodes



Media: Water-based medium
Dimensions: 18"x12"x1"
Price: $500
Artist: C. B. Murphy


One Good Turn

Media: Digital image
Dimensions: 10”x8”x0”
Price: $120
Artist: Lindsey Morrison Grant