Call for Entry: The 2021 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards

By Editorial Team on March 9, 2021

Deadline: Mon, 12 April 2021

Deadline: April 12, 2021

The 2021 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards application is now available. The Trawick Prize awards up to $14,000 to visual artists from DC/MD/VA each year. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 12.


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 jury will select up to 10 finalists for a group exhibition in Bethesda in September 2021. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.


  • Best in Show – $10,000
  • Second Place – $2,000
  • Third Place – $1,000
  • Young Artist (must be born after April 12, 1991 to be eligible for this category) – $1,000


  • Mark Cooley; Director of New Media Arts & Associate Professor, George Mason University
  • Oletha DeVane; Director, Tuttle Gallery at McDonogh School, Former Trawick Prize Winner
  • Betsy Johnson; Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden