Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I know nothing!

I haven't received a single bit of news or anything even remotely reading like a press release about FotoWeek DC; in fact I'm only hearing about FotoWeek from photographers asking me about it.

DCist has all the details here - I know nothing about it other than it has a really good website and it is a splendid idea!

El Poll

On the issue of the National Latino Museum, how about a little poll to see what the numbers show? Go here and take this poll... just pick one of the two choices.

Trawick Prize Finalists

Fifteen artists have been selected as finalists for the The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, by far the Greater DC region's most prestigious art prize and open to DC, MD and VA artists. The work of the 15 finalists will be on display from September 3 – September 27, 2008 in downtown Bethesda at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, located at 4728 Hampden Lane.

The prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, September 3rd at a
special press event held at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art. The Best in Show 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 11, 1978 will also be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:

Joseph Barbaccia, Potomac Falls, VA
Ryan Browning, Mount Airy, MD
Lynn Cazabon, Baltimore, MD
Warren Craghead III, Charlottesville, VA
Dawn Gavin, Baltimore, MD
Bernhard Hildebrandt, Baltimore, MD
Kristin Holder, Washington, D.C.
Kay Hwang, Baltimore, MD
Baby Martinez, Washington, D.C.
Maggie Michael, Washington, D.C.
Youngmi S. Organ, Nokesville, VA
Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD
Molly Springfield, Washington. D.C.
Dan Steinhilber, Washington, D.C.
Heide Trepanier, Richmond, VA

Several names return to the list, and for the first time we'll see a husband and wife on the list! Several names from the Bethesda Painting Awards list also make an appearance on this list.

The entries were juried by Molly Donovan, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art; Irene Hofmann, Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD and Leah Stoddard, former Director of Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.

A public reception will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008 from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk.