19th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art


The Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art honors three artists annually with an exhibition in the Center’s gallery and an award of $1,000. This juried award and exhibition program is an effort to support talented contemporary artists, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation and community involvement. The exhibition will be on view from November 11 – December 23, 2022.

All fine artists are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome and artists are encouraged to submit work that pushes the boundaries of their medium. Artists must attend the opening reception and artist talks on Saturday, November 12 and be available to help install their work in the galleries between November 7 – 9. Main Line Art Center does not ship or transport work under any circumstances. Artists are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery and retrieving their work after the exhibition.

The application deadline is Friday, September 9. Winning artists will be notified the week of September 12.

Meet Our Juror: Susanna Gold!

We are honored to announce that Susanna Gold will be the juror for the 19th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition.

Susanna Gold has been active as an independent curator, scholar, and educator in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. She served on the Art History faculty at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art for nearly a decade, and has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Ph.D. She has curated academic and community-based exhibitions for institutions such as Woodmere Art Museum, InLiquid, Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and has curated several contemporary exhibitions as the Director of NoBA Artspaces in Bala Cynwyd. She continues to work with private, corporate, and institutional clients to build their collections.

Honors and awards associated with her work include several Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts/Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance project grants; a fellowship at the the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; a Mellon Regional Faculty Research Fellowship for the Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania; and a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with matching grant from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest. She has presented papers and delivered lectures at professional conferences and museums internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her published work has appeared in many scholarly journals, and she recently published the book, The Unfinished Exhibition: Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of Civil War in Centennial America (Routledge, 2017).