Friday, January 25, 2019

Bethesda Painting Awards

Apply by March 1, 2019

The Bethesda Painting Awards is downtown Bethesda's annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. $14,000 in prize monies are awarded to the top four painters annually. 

They'd love for YOU to apply for your chance to showcase your work in June 2019.

The competition will be juried by:
  • Kyle Hackett, Professor of Studio Art, American University, and the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Winner;
  • Sue Johnson, Professor of Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and
  • Susan Zurbrigg, Painting and Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art, James Madison University.


Submit application, $25 entry fee and 5 images of your paintings. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted.

The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the June 2019 Gallery B exhibition.

Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2019. 

Important Dates

Deadline for application: March 1, 2019

Notification Mailed: April 8, 2019

Exhibition Date: June 2019