Call for Artists - Bethesda Painting Awards


Jan 15, 2018 to Feb 23, 2018
12:00 PM until 12:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards. This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Friday February 23, 2018. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June 2018.

The competition will be juried by Sally Bowring, Professor of Painting and Director of Administration for the Painting & Printmaking Department, Virginia Commonwealth University; Laura Roulet, independent curator and writer and Bill Schmidt, artist and winner of the 2016 Baker Artist Awards and the 2015 Bethesda Painting Awards.

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 23, 1988 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. 


$25 to apply


View map Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda Urban Partnership



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Sarah Peterson

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