2024 Trawick Prize Finalists


Covey Trawick 2024Rosemary Feit Covey, Alexandria, VA
Rosemary Feit Covey's artwork is housed in over 40 museum and library collections worldwide, including Yale University Art Gallery, New York Public Library Print Collection, National Museum of American History, Harvard University, and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt. In 2012, 500 of her prints were acquired for the permanent collection of Georgetown University Library, Special Collections. She is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (Bellagio Italy), an Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation National Fine Art Award, and a fellowship to Georgetown University Medical Center as the 2007-2008 Artist-in-Residence. Her solo museum exhibitions include the Butler Museum of American Art, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Morton Fine Art and International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. Currently, she is working with two botanists and an entomologist who have greatly aided in inspiring and informing her most recent series of work.

Guarnizo Trawick 2024David Enrique Guarnizo, Richmond, VA
David Enrique Guarnizo earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Universidad Nacional de Columbia, and is working towards his Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. His artistic practice is based on his physical relationship with the territory and the elements/concepts of line, limit and border. He has participated in group exhibitions such as “Nuevos Nombres - Banco de la República” (Colombia, 2018), “TheNature of Things: Humboldt, Comings and Goings” (Humboldt Forum, Berlin, 2019) and the Artecámara pavilion of the International Art Fair of Bogota ARTBO. He held his first solo exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, MAMBO in 2014. David has been the winner of nearly 25 individual and collective grants and distinctions. He has been head of ecuation at the Museums of Art and Numismatics of the Banco de la República and MAMBO.

Ledesma Trawick 2024Pedro Ledesma III, Alexandria, VA
Pedro Ledesma III was born in South Dakota and raised in a small town in Texas, and has always appreciated wide, open spaces and small communities. His mixed Korean Mexican heritage and extensive time abroad have broadened his perspective on cultures and the importance of family. Pedro’s photography journey has evolved from documenting beauty in everyday moments to using his camera as a tool for social change, echoing the justice-focused themes he probed in economics. He explores the complexities of social and economic inequities, alongside his own identity in America. Through his creative work, Pedro aims to spark positive change towards greater equality by exploring how these national issues unfold on the stage of small-town America. Pedro received his Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and earned his Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Master of Arts from Columbia University.

Oh Trawick 2024Rebecca Oh, Richmond, VA
Rebecca Oh is a Korean-American artist and educator. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Bachelors in General Fine Arts and a concentration in Painting. She went on to study and receive her Masters of Art in Teaching at MICA in 2018. Her art revolves around her experiences as an introverted woman who must constantly navigate through intersecting spheres of family, religion, sexual and cultural identity, and mental illness. She uses art as a means to filter and analyze the world around her, and communicate these findings to others in an attempt to connect, educate, and relate. She is currently a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is extending her practice into interactive installation and sculptural woodworking.

Pennington Trawick 2024Scott Pennington, Baltimore, MD
Scott Pennington specializes in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing upon his background as a furniture and cabinetmaker, Pennington utilizes woodworking and construction techniques to create colorful, detailed works of art that engage varied audiences and invigorate public spaces. Pennington earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and was a 2022 Baker Artist Award Finalist as well as a Sondheim Prize Semifinalist in 2017 and 2018. His work has been displayed work in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Pennington’s work suggests a tangible, yet illusory reality that examines labor, consumer culture, and the pursuit of simple pleasures, and the construction of nostalgic human connections both genuine and fictitious.

Shore Trawick 2024Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD
Tony Shore is recognized for his paintings on black velvet of blue-collar life. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art. He also studied at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His Awards include The Walter and Janet Sondheim Prize, Bethesda Painting Awards Best in Show, a Baltimore Artist Rubys Grant, several Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards, and a Franz and Virginia Bader Grant. His work has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Noyes Museum, Kunstalle Beacon, Anna Zorina Gallery, George Adams Gallery, C. Grimadis Gallery, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Gavlak gallery, and Karlye Packer Gallery, among many others. Tony has been a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art for 24 years where he recently served seven years as the chair of the Painting Department.

Terrell Trawick 2024James Stephen Terrell, Washington, D.C.
James Stephen Terrell is a native Washingtonian who was raised in Ward 7. He received his high school diploma from Gonzaga College High School, his Bachelor of Fine Art from Howard University, and his Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. He also earned his Master of Divinity Degree from the Union Theological Seminary with a concentration on Theology and the Fine Arts. While attending Union Theological Seminary, he pursued Fine Arts painting elective courses at Columbia University. Terrell has taught art for over 15 years in DC Public Schools. Terrell has exhibited his work in group exhibitions including Ohio, Vermont, New York and Wisconsin. His work has also been featured in multiple solo shows including the Visions and Voices Biggs Museum in Dover, DE.

Vianey Trawick 2024Paloma Vianey, Washington, D.C.
Paloma Vianey is an interdisciplinary artist from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and is currently based in Washington D.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from University of Texas, El Paso and her Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University. She has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the National Fund of the Arts in Mexico, and a fellowship from The Phillips Collection. In 2018 Vianey realized a large-scale public art installation on the Americas-Cordova International Bridge along the U.S.-Mexico border. She has been awarded residences at Fundación Antonio Gala in Spain and The Studios of Key West, Florida. Vianey has exhibited her work at El Paso Museum of Art, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, the Antonio Gala Foundation, Jack Hanley Gallery, the Mexican Consulate at El Paso Texas, the Archeology and History Museum of El Chamizal in Ciudad Juárez, and others.