14th Annual Betsey Meyer
Monday, March 12, 2018
The 14th annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition features the 2018 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art recipients. The exhibition is curated by Amie Potsic, Executive Director & Chief Curator of Main Line Art Center. Approximately three artists are awarded annually. The 2017 recipients of the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art were Kelley Donahue (Brooklyn, NY), Joanna Platt (Philadelphia, PA) and Paul Santoleri (Philadelphia, PA), featured in Draw the Line Exhibition, presented at Main Line Art Center in Spring 2017.
As an artist, Betsy exemplified what is most exciting about engaging with the artwork of living artists: watching them experiment with their media and tackling complicated and tough subjects. As a teacher, she encouraged her students to follow her example and expand their practice into new frontiers. And finally, as a member of the board and exhibition committee, she assured that the Art Center was there for the artistic community of Philadelphia.
The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, consists of an award of $1000 and a solo exhibition to each selected artist. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement.