The 2022 Trawick Prize winners are…

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Modern Art Awards, a juried artwork competitiveness produced by the Bethesda Arts & Leisure District, announced the 2022 prize winners all through last night’s awards reception. 

WonJung Choi and Carol Trawick
WonJung Choi and Carol Trawick

WonJung Choi of Richmond, VA was awarded the prestigious “Best in Show” title and obtained the $10,000 top prize. Caryn Martin from Baltimore, MD was named next area and offered $2,000 Robert Martin from Staunton, VA was bestowed third place and been given $1,000 and Evie Metz from Henrico, VA was awarded the Younger Artist Award and gained $1,000.

WonJung Choi, was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Her sequence of sculptures, paintings, drawings, and set up explores the electricity of her each switching id in the generating. She’s analyzed the system of mutation and evolution undertaken by diverse organisms to adapt to their present surroundings reflecting her hybrid identity by means of the steady interactions involving herself, up to date lifestyle and modern society. Choi received her Learn of High-quality Arts from the University of Visible Arts in New York and her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She has exhibited her get the job done nationally and internationally, and has been awarded residencies at the Museum of Arts and Style and design and Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI) in New York as very well as a fellowship at Vermont Studio Centre.

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 have been juried by Alexis Assam, Regenia A. Perry, Assistant Curator of Worldwide Up to date Art at The Virginia Museum of Fantastic Arts (VFMA) Thomas James, Visual Arts Curator at Artistic Alliance in Baltimore, MD and Maria del Carmen Montoya, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Spatial Practices, Director of Graduate Experiments, M.F.A. in Wonderful Arts and Social Follow, Studio Arts Method.

Founded by Carol Trawick in 2003, the regional competitors is just one of the largest prizes to on a yearly basis honor visible artists. Ms. Trawick, a longtime local community activist in downtown Bethesda, also recognized the Bethesda Painting Awards in 2005. She has served as the Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Amusement District, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Strathmore and the Maryland Condition Arts Council. She launched the Jim and Carol Trawick Basis in 2007 to guide health and fitness and human expert services and arts non-income in Montgomery County, MD. The Basis has awarded grants to additional than 90 nonprofits in Montgomery County and resources the yearly Trawick Prize and the Bethesda Painting Awards.


To date, The Trawick Prize has awarded a lot more than $260,000 in prize monies and has exhibited the get the job done of a lot more than 160 regional artists.


The work of the finalists will be on exhibit at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, until finally Oct 2. Gallery hrs for the duration of the exhibit will be Thursday-Sunday, 12 – 5pm.

Mildred K. Pearson

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