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The 20th annual Bethesda Painting Awards invites D.C./Maryland/Virginia artists to submit their work and be awarded $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 27. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June 2024.


The competition will be juried by Virginia Anderson, Department Head of American Painting & Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Scott Hutchison, Associate Professor of Practice in painting and drawing at Georgetown University; and Nicole Santiago, Professor of Art at the College of William and Mary and the 2023 Bethesda Painting Awards Best in Show Winner.


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 Feb. 28, 1994, may also be awarded $1,000.


Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. Each artist must submit five images, an application, and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.


Click here for the application: https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-painting-awards


If you have any questions about the competition, please reach out to me at [email protected].

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