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Winners Announced For Bethesda Painting Awards

Check out the work of eight finalists at a public art opening at Gallery B Friday evening.

The envelope, please.

The winners of the Bethesda Painting Awards are in, and the top four winners, have been awarded a total of $14,000.

The juried art competition was established in 2005 by Bethesda philanthropist and community activist Carol Trawick to honor painters in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia region.

"Best in Show" winner Ali Miller, of Baltimore, was awarded $10,000. Second place winner Lee Newman, of Kensington, was honored with $2,000, and third place winner Katherine Mann of Washington, D.C. was awarded $1,000.

Laini Nemett, of Baltimore, was honored with $1,000 as the winner in the Young Artist category.

You can check out the work of all eight finalists at during an opening reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday. The reception will be held in conjunction with

If you can't make it, the exhibit will be on display at Gallery B through June 30. Check the Bethesda Urban Partnership's website for details on gallery hours.

This year’s entries were juried by Walter Bartman, director and founder of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery at Glen Echo Park; Maria Karametou, artist and assistant professor at George Mason University; and William Woodward, professor emeritus of fine art at George Washington University.

Correction: This article has been corrected to indicate the finalists' work will be on display at Gallery B through June 30.

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