Thursday, June 06, 2013

And the winner is...

If you read this, then you know that I am a little shocked but not surprised that the boss of one of the jurors won the Bethesda Painting Award.

I know that the subordinate recused herself when discussing her boss, but you know how it looks no matter what... I'm actually beginning to think that it wasn't her fault that her boss applied to the prize while she was the juror, nor that two other co-workers also made it to the finals.

Bethesda Painting Awards Winners

Best in Show ($10,000): Barry Nemett - Stevenson, MD
Second Place ($2,000): Christine Gray - Alexandria, VA
Third Place ($1,000): Hedieh Ilchi - Rockville, MD

Congratulations to all the 2013 Finalists!

Joan Belmar – Takoma Park, MD Dennis Farber – Lutherville, MD Christine Gray – Alexandria, VA Hedieh Ilchi – Rockville, MD Barry Nemett - Stevenson, MD Cara Ober - Baltimore, MD Erin Raedeke - Gaithersburg, MD Bill Schmidt - Baltimore, MD


Anonymous said...

A juror's boss won and two co-workers take second and third? Regardless of how they came to this decision, it REEKS of a fixed gig. If they choose more MICA/local jurors next year, I most likely won't bother entering.

Anonymous said...

No, second and third weren't co-workers, but other finalists were. Still, I doubt the outcome was fixed.