15th Annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

The annual juried competition, founded by Carol Trawick and produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, awards $14,000 in prize monies to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition.

The jury will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition in downtown Bethesda in September 2017. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted.

The prizes are as follows:

Best in Show – $10,000

Second Place – $2,000

Third Place – $1,000

Young Artist (must be born after April 7, 1987 to enter this category) – $1,000

The 2017 jurors are:

  • ZoĆ« Charlton, Art Department Chair and Associate Professor, American University
  • Neil Feather, Artist, Winner of the 2014 Sondheim Art Prize and the 2014 Trawick Prize
  • Elizabeth Mead, Art and Art History Department Chair and Associate Professor, William & Mary

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 7. The application and more information can be found here: http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/trawick-application

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