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The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting application for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Please pass the application along to those who may be interested.
The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is past chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, and Founder of the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.
Best in Show - $10,000
Second Place - $2,000
Third Place - $1,000
Young Artists* - $1,000
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and a permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All 2-D painting including acrylic, watercolor, oil. gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration on the exhibit. Artwork does not have to be for sale. Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork from Gallery B.
Tim Doud, Associate Professor of Art at American University
Duane Keiser, Acclaimed painter
Christine Neill, Professor of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art
More information, as well as the application, is available here.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc.
Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
301-215-6660, Ext. 117