James Rieck, Virgin Wool, 2016. Oil on canvas, 48" x 48." Courtesy of the Artist.
The Alper Initiative for Washington Art celebrates an award that has become synonymous with Washington area artistic talent: The Trawick Prize for Contemporary Arts. One of the first regional competitions with the largest award that annually recognizes visual artists, The Trawick Prize was established by Carol Trawick, a longtime community activist in Montgomery County.
The Trawick Prize exhibition features new works by the "Best in Show" recipients of award over the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia
Feuer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan,
Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and René Treviño.
Vote for your favorite! In addition to awarding the "Best in Show" by an independent panel of judges for The Trawick Prize exhibition, museum visitors can cast their vote for the "People's Choice" award online with Bethesda Magazine!