Monday, March 21, 2022

Opportunity for Artists: Trawick Prize

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is inviting local artists to submit work to the annual Trawick Prize Awards

This exceptional juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 25, 2022. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in September 2022.

The competition will be juried by Alexis Assasm, Assistant Curator of Global Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art; Thomas James, Visual Arts Curator, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, and Maria del Carmen Montoya, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Spatial Practices, Director of Graduate Studies, M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Social Practice, Studio Arts Program, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Submission requirements:

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older
  • Residents of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.
  • 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 dimension 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.
  • Selected artists must deliver their artwork to the exhibit site in Bethesda, MD.
  • Each artist must submit five images, an application, and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

The first-place 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 February 22, 1990, may also be awarded $1,000.

Artists can apply online or download an application at For information on the Bethesda Painting Awards, visit or call 301-215-6660.