Embodying Masonic Values Art Competition 2020

Since 2018, the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania’s “Embodying Masonic Values” open art competition has provided an opportunity for the art community 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. All artwork is also available for sale.

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!

BEST IN CATEGORY ($200 awarded per piece)

  • Oil: “Origin White Night,” HakChul Kim
  • Three-Dimensional: “Bow,” Dmitrii Volkov
  • Drawing and Print-making: “Then, Now, Forever,” Jess Hess
  • Water-based medium: “Hiram’s Last Glance,” Brother Joseph Shawn
  • Digital Imagery: “Making of Men,” Valerie Lang

GRAND MASTER’S PRIZE ($500 awarded)

  • “The Master and the Apprentice,” Brother Ryan Flynn

BEST IN SHOW ($1,000 awarded)

  • “Philadelphia 2018 from the Schuylkill River,” Mark Schreiber

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





Media: Steel
Dimensions: 33" x 48" x 8"
Price: $9,500.00
Artist: Dmitrii Volkov
Year: 2020

Drawing & Print Making

Water-based Medium

Digital Imagery

Best in Show

Grand Master’s Prize

2020 Entries



Media: Watercolor
Dimensions: 50 cm. x 40 cm. x 0,2 cm.
Price: $450.00
Artist: Jeroen Busscher
Year: 2018



Media: Historical muzzleloader of 1776
Dimensions: 59" x 3" x 2"
Price: $30,000.00
Artist: Jeffrey Matthews
Year: 2020


Street Scene

Media: Mixed Media - Copper, Resin and Wood
Dimensions: 8" x 15" x 1"
Price: $375.00
Artist: Gretchen Shea
Year: 2019