The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites regional artists to submit work to the annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards!

By Editorial Team on March 11, 2024

Deadline: Tue, April 30 2024

Photo by Bethesda Urban Partnership

This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in September 2024.

The competition will be juried by Dr. Jennifer Figg, Professor of Art at Townson University; Tatiana Flores, Professor of Art History, University of Virginia; and David Page, Sculptor-in-Residence, American University and 2004 Trawick Prize winner.

Submission requirements:

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older
  • Residents of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.
  • 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 maximum dimension should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions.
  • Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Selected artists must deliver their artwork to the exhibit site in Bethesda, MD.
  • Each artist must submit five images, an application, and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

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 April 30, 1994, may also be awarded $1,000.