The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the Bethesda Painting Awards, downtown Bethesda’s 11th annual juried art competition and exhibition honoring painters. This competition will be awarding $14,000 in prize monies to four selected painters.

Attached please find applications for this event. You can apply by mail or online here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 21, 2015.

The competition will be juried by Arnold Kemp, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University; John Morrell, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Georgetown University; and Nora Sturges, Professor of Art and head of Painting and Drawing at Towson University.

If you would like to request additional applications, please feel free to contact me at 301-215-6660, Ext. 117 or The application is also available on our website,

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