The Bethesda Painting Awards named its top prize winners during the opening of the exhibit on Wednesday in the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s Gallery B.
Barry Nemett, of Stevenson, Md., was awarded “Best In Show” and the $10,000 grand prize. Christine Gray of Alexandria was named second place and won $2,000. Hedieh Ilchi of Rockville won third place and $1,000.
The public opening for the exhibition, which features the eight finalists in the annual event, will open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 14 in conjunction with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. The paintings will be the gallery’s June exhibition, open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information and to view all the finalists’ work, visit the Gallery B website.