2014 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
Deadline: April 7, 2014.
The application process is now open for the annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. This competition, produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, awards one of the largest cash prizes given to a visual artist, with a top prize of $10,000. The competition’s founder, Carol Trawick, is committed to annually honoring visual artists with this award.
Artists who are 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C., are eligible to apply. 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 awards are as follows:
Best in Show – $10,000
Second Place – $2,000
Third Place – $1,000
Young Artists* – $1,000 *Young Artist whose birthday is after April 7, 1984 may be awarded this prize.
The jury 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 September 2014. The three judge panel includes: Tom Ashcraft, visual artist, founding member of Workingman Collective, Associate Professor and the head of Sculpture in the School of Art at George Mason University; Laure Drogoul, interdisciplinary artist, Director of The 14Karat Cabaret, Co-organizer and Curator of the Transmodern Festival; Jeremy Drummond, media artist and Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond.
For a full list of eligibility requirements and to apply please visit our website: http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/trawick-application