Thursday, May 26, 2022

Bethesda Painting Awards Finalists

The 8 finalists have been selected for the Bethesda Painting Awards exhibit being held from June 9 - July 3, 2022 at Gallery B.  I will review their artwork and pick the one who would win if I was the sole juror!  Looks like Maryland rules this year and DC got skunked as Baltimore takes over!


Emma Childs, Baltimore, MD

Jim Condron, Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Andrew Hladky, Kensington, MD

Jeremy Jirsa, Dundalk, MD

Magnolia Laurie, Baltimore, MD

McKinley Wallace III, Baltimore, MD

James Williams II, Baltimore, MD

Ju Yun, Chantilly, VA

Gallery hours:

Thursday - Sunday, 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 10, 6-8pm

My money is on Andrew Hladky, whose almost three-dimensional works are essentially immensely intelligent wall sculptures, although I suspect that they'd be a nightmare to keep clean! :-) They are different from what jurors usually see, so bet on his work.

My other choice would be James Williams II, whose work has presence and social commentary - would not be surprised if he took the prize!