Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Artists, submit your work to the regional juried visual art competition.
Calling all artists! April 1 is your deadline to submit an application for The Trawick Prize, a juried visual art competition established in 2003 by Bethesda community activist and philanthropist Carol Trawick. Prize money totaling $14,000 will be awarded to the winners, and the work of selected artists will be featured in September in a group exhibition at Bethesda's Gallery B. The deadline to enter is April 1. Notifications will be mailed April 26. Up to 10 finalists will be selected. Of those, the artist named best in show will be awarded with $10,000; $2,000 will go to the second-place winner, and $1,000 to the third-place winner. A young artist may be awarded $1,000. The competition, organized by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Five films from local filmmakers will be screened March 23 as part of the inaugural Bethesda Film Fest.
Get your popcorn ready. Five documentary shorts have been selected to be screened as a part of the inaugural Bethesda Film Fest, organized by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The five films were chosen from submissions by filmmakers across the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC region. The selection panel included Angelica Das, associate director of the Center for Social Media at American University’s School of Communication; Imagination Stage director of digital media David Stern, and members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District Board of Directors. The films, between five and 20 minutes, will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Imagination Stage. The selections are: The filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Six original plays are set to be produced and performed in 24 hours.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Six original plays are set to be produced and performed in 24 hours.
Six professional theater troupes will race against the clock Feb. 9 as they write, produce and perform original plays in 24 hours. The ninth annual speedy theater event is known as Bethesda's Play in a Day, and it's produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Ars & Entertainment District. Interested to see what the frenzied troupes will produce? Tickets are on sale now for the event, which costs $15 and is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Imagination Stage. Read the Bethesda Urban Partnership's event announcement or visit www.bethesda.org for more information.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Jude Nagel, artist and former Montgomery Blair art teacher and department chair, died in 2011.
Gallery B will showcase the work of late artist and former Montgomery Blair art teacher Jude Nagel during a December exhibition. Nagel was a fixture in the Washington, DC area arts scene, and her paintings and mixed media have been shown at galleries including Target Gallery, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Torpedo Factory, Watergate Gallery and The Circle Gallery. Nagel was also affiliated with Washington's IFA gallery, according to a Bethesda Urban Partnership announcement, and exhibited and sold work through galleries in New York City and in the Southwest. Nagel died of melanoma in 2011 at age 73, according to an obituary published in The Washington Post. She was born in Logansport, Ind., and raised in Washington, graduating from …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Winning artists of juried contemporary art competition are announced at a Wednesday evening reception.
The envelope, please. The winners of the annual Trawick Prize juried contemporary art competition are in, and $14,000 in prize money has been awarded to the top District, Maryland and Virginia artists. The four winners were announced during a Wednesday evening reception. “Best in Show” – and $10,000 – was awarded to Baltimore artist Lillian Bayley Hoover. David D’Orio, of Mt. Ranier, took second place and $2,000, and Washington, DC, artist Dean Kessmann won third and $1,000. Richmond, VA, artist Hannah Walsh took the “Young Artist” award and was honored with $1,000. The Trawick Prize “Best in Show” is the latest in a string of accolades for Hoover, who has been honored as best “Young Artist” for the Bethesda Painting Awards and has taken…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Eight finalists hailing from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, are in the running for the $10,000 first place prize.
Eight finalists have been announced for the 2012 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, a regional visual art competition established in 2003 by Bethesda community activist and philanthropist Carol Trawick. The Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District will unveil the work of the finalists, hailing from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, during a September group exhibition at Gallery B. The winners are set to be announced on Sept. 5. The top prize winner will receive $10,000, with the second place winner receiving $2,000 and the third place winner receiving $1,000. Another $1,000 prize may be awarded to a young artist. And the finalists are: The Trawick Prize has awarded more than $126,000 and…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Eight Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. painters have been selected as finalists in the juried art competition.
Out of 300 artists who submitted their work, eight have been chosen as finalists in the Bethesda Painting Awards. 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. The finalists are: Competition winners will be announced June 6, but you can check out the work of the finalists at Gallery B from June 1 -20. Or, stop by Gallery B for the opening reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, June 9. The reception will be held in conjunction with Bethesda Art Walk. A Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, a second place winner will win $2,000 and a third place winner will be honored with $1,000. An additional $1,…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Six area dance companies to perform Saturday following open house dance lessons at four studios Friday
Learn hip-hop, salsa, ballroom and swing for free on Friday at four local studios, part of the eighth annual Dance Bethesda, which will culminate in a concert showcasing six dance companies on Saturday at Round House Theatre. Dance studios in downtown Bethesda will open their doors to anyone wanting to learn new styles, dance socially or party from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Dance Bethesda Dance Studio will teach salsa, rumba, social dancing, ballroom and Latin; Dansez! Dansez!, hip-hop, jazz, folklore and Latin; Du-Shor Dance Studio, salsa, swing and tango; and Joy of Motion Dance Center, ballroom, jazz and hip-hop, according to event producers Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. “You don’t have to …