Betsey Batchelor, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize from the Woodmere Art Museum for her painting “Pillar,” on display in the Woodmere Annual 75th Juried Exhibition “The Condition of Place.” The exhibition runs through August 28.
Betsey Batchelor is an artist and teacher that lives and works in Philadelphia. She received her MFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA in Painting at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia College of Art).
Her work has been shown at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, Dartmouth College, Swarthmore College, NYU, Millersville University, and the Jessica Berwind Gallery, Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art and the Matthews Hamilton Gallery in Philadelphia. Recent exhibitions include a curated show "Between Matter and Experience" at the University of the Arts, a juried exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum, and a collaborative project called Women in Trees with four Cuban artists and four Philadelphia artists. The collaborative pieces were shown in Havana, Cuba and Penn State University. She is the recipient of grants from both the Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Betsey is a also MacDowell Colony Fellow.