The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the fifth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies.
Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 20, 2009. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work from June 3 – July 4, 2009 in downtown Bethesda at the Fraser Gallery.
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 February 20, 1979 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 slides, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.
Applications are available online at www.bethesda.org or please call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814.
Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc.
Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District
301/215-6660, Ext. 17