Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Trawick Prize

Deadline: April 6, 2012 (RECEIVED) or (ONLINE)

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
Bethesda Urban Partnership

Gallery B
Bethesda, MD
September 2012

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The selected artwork will be on exhibit in September 2012 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD.

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 dimensions 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. Artwork does not have to be for sale at the exhibition. Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork to and from Gallery B. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards.

Dawn Gavin, Associate Professor in Drawing and Foundations at the University of Maryland, College Park

Barbara Kelly Gordon, Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Richmond Museums, VA

Entry Requirements
Each artist must submit five slides or images on CD, application and a nonrefundable entry fee of $25. Three-dimensional artwork must include two images per entry, for a total of 10 slides/images.

Best in Show – $10,000 Third Place – $1,000
Second Place – $2,000 Young Artist – $1,000
A young artist whose birth date is after April 6, 1982 may also be awarded $1,000.

The panel of jurors will select up to 15 finalists who will be invited to display their work.

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Online Application:

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Contact: Stephanie Siegel Burke at

Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-215-6660