Bethesda Painting Awards Announce Winners

The Bethesda Painting Awards announced the top four prize winners on June 5 during the exhibition’s opening at Gallery B. Barry Nemett of Stevenson, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Christine Gray of Alexandria, VA was named second place and was given $2,000 and Hedieh Ilchi of Rockville, MD received third place, and was awarded $1,000. The exhibit will be on display from now through June 29. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 – 6 p.m.

The eight artists selected as finalists are:

  • Joan Belmar – Takoma Park, MD
  • Dennis Farber – Lutherville, MD
  • Christine Gray – Alexandria, VA
  • Hedieh Ilchi – Rockville, MD
  • Barry Nemett – Stevenson, MD
  • Cara Ober – Baltimore, MD
  • Erin Raedeke – Gaithersburg, MD
  • Bill Schmidt – Baltimore, MD
(L-R) Catriona Fraser, Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards; Anne Mead, Chair, Bethesda Urban Partnership; Barry Nemett, Bethesda Painting Awards Best in Show Winner; Carol Trawick, Founder, Bethesda Painting Awards.

(L-R) Catriona Fraser, Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards; Anne Mead, Chair, Bethesda Urban Partnership; Barry Nemett, Bethesda Painting Awards Best in Show Winner; Carol Trawick, Founder, Bethesda Painting Awards.

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Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibit (Photo)

Photo painting by Christine Gray

Paintings from the Bethesda Paintings Awards are on exhibit from June 1 – 29 at Gallery B, Bethesda. More than 350 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the ninth annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The exhibit includes work of the eight finalists. A public opening will be held […]

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