Eight local painters are up for a $10,000 Best In Show prize at the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s annual Bethesda Painting Awards.
The winners (second place will get $2,000 and third place $1,000) will be announced on June 4 at BUP’s Gallery B. The public opening will come on Friday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
The eight finalists:
Si Jae Byun — Vienna, Va. Ryan Carr Johnson — Gaithersburg Kyle Hackett — Baltimore Philip Hinge — Richmond, Va. Ali Miller — Baltimore Dan Perkins — Washington, D.C. Bill Schmidt — Baltimore Kendra Wadsworth — Manakin Sabot, Va.
Three local art professors judged the entries. The competition began in 2005, established by Bethesda philanthropist and art enthusiast Carol Trawick.