This competition invites D.C./Maryland/Virginia artists to submit their work and be awarded $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June 2023.

The competition will be juried by Lillian Hoover, Artist, Best in Show Winner of the Trawick Prize 2012; Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Artist, Finalist of Bethesda Painting Awards; and John Lee,  Associate Professor of Painting, William & Mary.

The first-place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.  A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 28, 1993 may also be awarded $1,000.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. Each artist must submit five images, an application, and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

Click here for the application: https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-painting-awards

If you have any questions about the competition, please reach out to me at jliu@bethesda.org.

Schedules

  • Starting Monday, December 19th, 2022, repeats every day until Tuesday, February 28, 2023 — all day

Venue

Gallery B

7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814

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