The Trawick Prize
The Trawick Prize is a regional Contemporary Art Awards funded by Carol Trawick. It is a juried art competition and exhibition established in 2002. The top three winners receive $14,000 in prize money: “Best in Show” winners are awarded $10,000, second place, $2,000, and third place receives $1,000. A “young artist”, one who is under 30 years of age at the time of submission, is sometimes recognized with a $1,000 award.
The Trawick Prize, which was one of the first regional competitions of its kind in the metropolitan area, has received over 3,000 artist submissions over the years. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC. This event is produced in September of each year by the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District & Bethesda Urban Partnership.
Congratulations to Oletha DeVane of Ellicot City, MD,
the 2019 Trawick Prize Best in Show Winner!
The Bethesda Painting Awards
The Bethesda Painting Awards was established in 2004, and is also funded by Carol Trawick. Similar to The Trawick Prize the Bethesda Painting Awards is a juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Prize monies totaling $14,000 are awarded to the top four painters, annually.
Congratulations to Mary Anne Arntzen of Baltimoree, MD, the 2019 Bethesda Painting Awards Best in Show Winner!
For more information and to read all about the finalists, visit the Bethesda Urban Partnership.
Pictured from left to right; Catherine Leggett; Councilmember Sidney Katz; Lauren Adams. 2016 Best in Show winner; Carol Trawick, founder; Elaine Joost, Bethesda Urban Partnership Chair; Catriona Fraser, The Trawick Prize Chair