Friday, September 09, 2005

Trawick Prize Winners Announced

Jiha Moon of Annandale has won the $10,000 Trawick Prize.

Jiha Moon Wins 2005 Trawick Prize

Trawick Prize Chair Catriona Fraser, 2005 Best in Show winner Jiha Moon and Trawick Prize founder Carol Trawick

Read the WaPo story by Jonathan Padget here, and see lots of photos from the opening and awards ceremony here.

Winners were announced last night at a private reception in Bethesda's Creative Partners Gallery, which is hosting the exhibition of work by the ten Trawick Prize finalists.

Dean Kessman of Washington, DC (who will be having a solo show coming soon at Conner Contemporary) came in second and received $2,000. The third-place winner, Denise Tassin of Baltimore, received $1,000.

Baltimore's Michele Kong, 30, won the $1,000 young-artist award, which we sponsor.

Montgomery County Council Members Howie Denis and Nancy Floreen
Montgomery County Council Members Howie Denis and Nancy Floreen at the opening reception

The Trawick Prize is sponsored by the amazing generosity of Carol Trawick, who also sponsors the annual Bethesda Painting Awards. Buy Jiha Moon now!

Art Season Opens Tonight

The DC "art season" opens tonight with a series of openings throughout the city and continues through the weekend...

Details here.

I'll be on the radio and on TV over the next few days and weeks discussing all the upcoming DC area gallery and museum shows. More later.

Bethesda Art Walk Tonight

Tonight is time for the Bethesda Art Walk, with 13 participating galleries and art venues.

A free guided tour is also offered. See details of the tour here. Tours will begin at 6:30pm. Attendees can meet their guide at the Bethesda Metro Center, located at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue. Attendees do not have to participate in tours to visit Art Walk galleries.

And the $14,000 Trawick Prize(s) winners at the finalists' exhibition will be on display at the Creative Partners Gallery in Bethesda. The opening reception will be from 6-9PM.

Also not to be missed is Neptune Gallery's solo exhibition for Scott G. Brooks titled "Jumping Through Hoops." Reception for Scott is from 6-9PM.

We will host the return to the DC area of former area artist (now living in Philly) Michael Sprouse, who returns with an exhibition of new paintings. The catered reception for Sprouse is from 6-9PM.

See ya there!

More Katrina Art Fundraisers

Anne Marchand is offering posters of five of her cityscape paintings in the month of September with all of her September Poster sales going to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. See details here.

Nikolas Schiller has prints of his Katrina Quilt for sale on line. For more information and to see the work click here.

An update on Katrina Art fundraisers follows... Also Solarize This has a great listing here.

Matt Achhammer.

James W. Bailey.

F. Lennox Campello.

Warren Craghead.

Catriona Fraser.

Paul Goode.

Duane Kaiser and also here.

J.T. Kirkland.

Tracy Lee.

Heather Levy.

Anne Marchand.

Gary S. Medovich.

Jiha Moon.

Nikolas Schiller.

Alexandra Silverthorne.

Meghan Taylor

Samantha Wolov.

Where's the Peace?

I missed the opening of Where's the Peace? last night at Warehouse (I was in the emergency room with one of my visiting daughters - she's fine now), but Alexandra Silverthorne has some great photos of the opening here.