Feb 24, 2008

Call for Entries: The Trawick Prize

Applications for the 2008 Trawick Prize are now being accepted

The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2008

Download the Application

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is the visual art prize produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The fifth annual juried art competition awards $14,000 in prize monies to four selected artists. 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 April 10, 1977 may also be awarded a $1,000 prize sponsored by the Fraser Gallery. 400 artists applied for this honor last year.

Check out the jury:

Molly Donovan is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art. She has written extensively on the work of living artists, including Christo, Jeanne-Claude and Richard Tuttle. She is presently preparing a book on the Andy Goldsworthy Project at the National Gallery. Donovan has curated several site-specific installations and numerous exhibitions and her upcoming show will feature Andy Warhol. Donovan holds a Master of Arts with a concentration in 20th century art from Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

Irene Hofmann became Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore in 2006 after four years as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA. She holds her Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hofmann has held positions at Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Art Institute of Chicago; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Recently, she curated the first United States museum exhibitions of work by Swiss artist Fabrice Gygi and Berlin-based artist Jason Dodge.

Leah Stoddard is the Director of Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA. Stoddard holds her Master of Arts in Art History and Criticism from SUNY-Stony Brook and has served as Associate Curator and Registrar at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH. She has curated over 80 exhibitions including 30 Years: Three Decades of New Art at Second Street Gallery (2003); The Colonial Show (2007) and work by Jane South, Gary Baseman, Joyce Scott, Kay Rosen and Anna Gaskell. She has taught contemporary art seminars at the Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning, University of Virginia and Art Academy of Cincinnati, and written many essays for Second Street catalogs, as well as exhibition reviews for New Art Examiner and Arts Indiana.

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