The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2005. In this exhbition, the Jurors will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in June 2017.

Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is past Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Founder of The Trawick Prize. Additionally, the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation was established in 2007 after the Trawicks sold their successful information technology company.

Eligibility: Must be 18 or older and permanent, full-time resident of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.

Artwork Requirements: All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, 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 of the exhibition. Artwork does not have to be for sale at the exhibition. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards.

Fees: $25 entry fee 5 slides or cd with 5 images

Deadline: February 17, 2017

Notification Mailed: March 10, 2017

Exhibition Date: June 2017

Awards: Best in Show – $10,000, Second Place – $2,000, Third Place – $1,000, Young Artist – $1,000

If you have any questions, contact Valerie Hillman at

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