“Embodying Masonic Values” Art Competition 2022

Since 2018, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania’s “Embodying Masonic Values” open art competition has 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 2022 Winners!

BEST IN CATEGORY ($200 awarded per piece)

  • Oil: “A Pair of Compasses” by PJ Mills
  • Three-dimensional:
    “Portrait of Franklin” by Morgan Dummitt
  • Drawing and Print-making:
    “Unlocking Independence” by Juan Sepulveda
  • Water-Based Medium (a tie):
    “Discoveries” by Jeannine Dabb & “The Union League of Philadelphia” by Mark Schreiber
  • Digital Imagery:
    “New Ideals” by Valeria Lang

GRAND MASTER’S PRIZE ($500 awarded)

  • “Balance” by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem



BEST IN SHOW ($1,000 awarded)

  • “Renovatio Ritus” by Madeline Davis



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

2022 Entries




Media: Vector illustration
Dimensions: 35" x 23" x 2"
Price: $512 (SOLD)
Artist: Michael Levin


Masonic Mystery

Media: Found objects wall art
Dimensions: 20" x 9.5" x 2.5"
Price: $100
Artist: Kathleen McSherry


Deep in…

Media: Chalk on black paper
Dimensions: 28" x 22" x 2"
Price: $3,000
Artist: Victoria Steinberg


Flag Day

Media: Digital art
Dimensions: 24" x 36" x 1.5"
Price: $864
Artist: Pearl Mintzer