Bethesda Painting Awards

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. 


 Patrick O'Neil, Bethesda Urban Partnership Board Chair; Tanja Softic, 2016 Best in Show winner; Carol Trawick, Founder; Catriona Fraser, Bethesda Painting Awards Chair

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!

Best in Show: Tanja Softic

Second Place: Richard Levine

Third Place: Amy Sherald



John Aquilino, Rockville, MD

Katie Baines, North Chesterfield, VA

Amy Chan, Henrico, VA

Andy Karnes, Baltimore, MD

Richard Levine, Falls Church, VA

Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD

Amy Sherald, Baltimore, MD

Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA