The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Present-day Art Awards, a juried artwork competitors created by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, introduced the 2022 prize winners through very last night’s awards reception.
|WonJung Choi and Carol Trawick
WonJung Choi of Richmond, VA was awarded the prestigious “Best in Show” title and been given the $10,000 major prize. Caryn Martin from Baltimore, MD was named next position and given $2,000 Robert Martin from Staunton, VA was bestowed third position and gained $1,000 and Evie Metz from Henrico, VA was awarded the Youthful Artist Award and received $1,000.
WonJung Choi, was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Her collection of sculptures, paintings, drawings, and installation explores the electrical power of her just about every shifting id in the generating. She’s analyzed the procedure of mutation and evolution carried out by varied organisms to adapt to their present-day environment reflecting her hybrid id as a result of the constant interactions among herself, contemporary tradition and society. Choi been given her Grasp of High-quality Arts from the School of Visible Arts in New York and her Bachelor of Arts and Grasp of Fantastic Arts in Sculpture from Hong-Ik College in Seoul, Korea. She has exhibited her operate nationally and internationally, and has been awarded residencies at the Museum of Arts and Layout and Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI) in New York as perfectly as a fellowship at Vermont Studio Center.
2022 Trawick Prize Finalists
MK Bailey, Washington, D.C.
WonJung Choi, Richmond, VA
Marcia Haffmans, Richmond, VA
Ali Kaeini, Richmond, VA
Caryn Martin, Baltimore, MD
Robert Mertens, Staunton, VA
Evie Metz, Henrico, VA
Judith Pratt, Orange, VA
Entries had been juried by Alexis Assam, Regenia A. Perry, Assistant Curator of World wide Present-day Art at The Virginia Museum of Fantastic Arts (VFMA) Thomas James, Visual Arts Curator at Imaginative Alliance in Baltimore, MD and Maria del Carmen Montoya, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Spatial Practices, Director of Graduate Scientific studies, M.F.A. in High-quality Arts and Social Practice, Studio Arts Software.
Launched by Carol Trawick in 2003, the regional competition is a single of the most significant prizes to on a yearly basis honor visible artists. Ms. Trawick, a longtime group activist in downtown Bethesda, also founded the Bethesda Portray Awards in 2005. She has served as the Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Enjoyment District, Bethesda City Partnership, Strathmore and the Maryland State Arts Council. She started the Jim and Carol Trawick Basis in 2007 to assist health and human providers and arts non-income in Montgomery County, MD. The Foundation has awarded grants to additional than 90 nonprofits in Montgomery County and money the annual Trawick Prize and the Bethesda Painting Awards.
To day, The Trawick Prize has awarded extra than $260,000 in prize monies and has exhibited the perform of extra than 160 regional artists.
The perform of the finalists will be on exhibit at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, till October 2. Gallery hours for the length of the show will be Thursday-Sunday, 12 – 5pm.