Bethesda Painting Awards Jury

The 2022 competition will be juried by Maggie Michael, Tony Shore and Robert Yi.

Maggie Michael

Maggie Michael received her Master of Fine Arts from American University in 2002, a Master of Arts from San Francisco State University in 2000, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1996. Her paintings are included in several public collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the United States Embassies in Romania and Barbados, the Federal Reserve Board, the Corcoran Collection, American University, and the University of Maryland. She was awarded an Artist Fellowship Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2013, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in 2008, The Trawick Prize in 2008, and an Artist’s Residency at the Hirshhorn Museum in 2006. Michael lives and works in Washington D.C.

Tony Shore

Tony Shore studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art. His awards include The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, The Bethesda Painting Awards prize, several Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards, and most recently, he was the recipient of a Baltimore Rubys Artist Project Grant. Recognized for his black velvet paintings of blue collar life in Baltimore, Tony has exhibited his work at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Noyes Museum, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, the Kunstalle Beacon, George Adams Gallery, Grimaldis Gallery, as well as many other galleries throughout the U.S. Tony is also the Chair of the Painting Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Robert Yi

Robert Yi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States at the age of four. He received his Master of Fine Arts from American University, graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs and the Corcoran College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He received a residency to the New York Studio Residency Program and the Glogauair Artist in Residence program in Berlin, Germany. Robert has exhibited in group shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy, AICAD NYSRP in New York City, and at the Metropolitan Art Project in the City of Fairfax, VA. Robert serves as the Assistant Director, Senior Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, and Assistant Professor of Painting at the George Mason University.