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. 


 Dave Dabney, Bethesda Urban Partnership Executive Director; Catriona Fraser, Bethesda Painting Awards Chair; Bill Schmidt, 2015 Best in Show winner; Carol Trawick, Founder

Congratulations to the 2016 Finalists!

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