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The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is one of the leading fine arts and craft festivals in the mid-Atlantic, featuring juried museum-quality artists. Over the weekend, the streets of Bethesda Row are transformed into an outdoor gallery, showcasing fourteen media categories that are juried: ceramics, drawing/pastels, fiber/decorative, fiber/wearables, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting, photography/digital art, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.

Saturday, September 7 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 8 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

September 7-8, 2024

BETHESDA ROW
Bethesda, MD

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

DEADLINE WAS APRIL 30, 2024

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CERAMICS

Original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed.
CERAMICS

DIGITAL ART

Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered, on archival papers, inks and emulsions.
DIGITAL ART

DRAWING

Work created using dry medium including pencil, chalk, pastel or charcoal, etc. or from fluid mediums like inks and washes applied by pen or brush. A minimum of 75% of work for sale (hanging and in bins) must be originals. Hand-colored reproductions are not considered originals. All work must be clearly labeled as original or reproduction.
DRAWING

DECORATIVE FIBER

Any work created from fiber, including leather and basketry. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass productions allowed.
DECORATIVE FIBER

WEARABLE FIBER

Any work created from fiber, including leather. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass productions allowed
WEARABLE FIBER

GLASS

Glasswork that has been handcrafted by glass blowing, molding, casting or kiln-forming. No alterations of pre-fabricated glass objects.
GLASS

GRAPHICS

Original works created using traditional printmaking methods including block, lithograph, serigraph, etc.
GRAPHICS

JEWELRY

All jewelry must be entered into this category. NO STRUNG PEARLS OR BEADS. You may only display jewelry if you have been accepted in this category.
JEWELRY

METAL

Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
METAL

MIXED MEDIA

Two-dimensional work that incorporated more than one type of physical material in their production.
MIXED MEDIA

MIXED MEDIA 3D

Three-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of physical material in their production.
MIXED MEDIA 3D

OIL/ACRYLIC

Two-dimensional work created in oils / acrylics. A minimum of 75% of work for sale (hanging and in bins) must be originals. Hand-colored reproductions are not considered originals. All work must be clearly labeled as original or reproduction.
OIL/ACRYLIC

PHOTO

Prints created from the artist's original negative processed by the artist. Prints must be framed to hang on the walls. If prints are in a bin, they must be matted and signed.
PHOTO

SCULPTURE

Three-dimensional work created in any medium.
SCULPTURE

WATERCOLOR

Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors. A minimum of 75% of work for sale (hanging and in bins) must be originals. Hand-colored reproductions are not considered originals. All work must be clearly labeled as original or reproduction.
WATERCOLOR

WOOD

Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
WOOD

2023 Winners

  1. Watercolor
    William Kwamena-PohWinner: Best in CategoryWatercolor scenes of Ghana, W. Africa, my home country, using the dry brush technique.
  2. Fiber - Decorative
    Sharon TesserSharon TesserWinner: Best in CategoryNot a painting! Fabric collage created entirely from tiny pieces of recycled and hand dyed fabric. T...
  3. Mixed Media 3D
    Ruth Becker ArtRuth BeckerWinner: OVERALL SECOND PLACE ($1,500 prize), Best in CategoryI create works of layered cut paper & plywood. Works are laser-cut, hand-assembled, & mounted to a p...
  4. Drawing/Pastels
    Richard Wilson Fine Arts & Graphics Inc.Richard WilsonWinner: Best in CategoryI sketch w/ hard pastels on primed board or paper. Includes layers of sand mixed w/ gesso to add tex...
  5. Oil/Acrylic
    Patrick SeufertWinner: Best in CategoryAll of my work is painted on canvas and is custom framed. I do not paint over top of photos, everyth...
  6. Wood
    Nicholas BarnesWinner: Best in CategoryI get wood off my Appalachian home and complete a wood turning. I then inlay that turning with desig...
  7. Oil/Acrylic
    Montressa Hammond and Stroke of ArtWinner: Award of Special MeritStroke induced art movement with no prior art background. I paint what I see or want to see not sure...
  8. Metalwork
    Things of SteelMichelle Zorich and Katherine MartinWinner: Best in CategorySteel is cleaned, cut, sanded, bent, welded, sanded, cleaned and finished in patina and/or paint.
  9. Glass
    Marlene Rose and Thomas Coates, Katlin ValenaWinner: Best in CategoryOne-of-a-kind sandcast glass sculpture created by pouring 2000 degree molten glass into a special sa...
  10. Digital Art
    Marjolyn van der HartWinner: Best in CategoryImagery created with collage of digitally manipulated found ephemera, acrylic paint/printmaking and ...
  11. Ceramics
    artedluisLuis Enrique GutierrezWinner: BEST IN SHOW ($2000 Prize), and Best in CategoryMy ceramic sculpture is a blending of my Nicoyan Indian heritage and my contemporary innovations.
  12. Sculpture
    Turtlepoint Driftwood LLCLarry RinggoldWinner: Best in CategoryDriftwood from the Chesapeake watershed is assembled to form a multitude of creatures from the natur...
  13. Graphics & Printmaking
    J Pop StudiosJenny PopeWinner: Best in CategoryI make color reduction woodcuts all hand carved and printed on a hand crank etching press. My subjec...
  14. Photography
    James McArthur Cole PhotographyJames ColeWinner: Best in CategoryPhotograph with my Nikon Z9. Print on my Canon Pro4100. Create a wood board. Adhere photo to the boa...
  15. Jewelry
    E. Douglas WunderWinner: Best in CategoryMy jewelry involves original designs with mixed metal components. The parts are hand cut then arrang...
  16. Mixed Media 2D
    The Freckled ArmyElissa BrownWinner: Best in CategoryDioramic illustration combining mixed media, acrylic, & wood. Hand drawn, carved, & layered characte...
  17. Oil/Acrylic
    Elaine Thompson ArtElaine ThompsonWinner: OVERALL THIRD PLACE ($1,000 prize)I create original oil paintings on canvas. The whimsical themes and characters are based on my own s...
  18. Fiber - Wearable
    LaoDesignBounkhong SignavongWinner: Best in CategoryMy artwork consists of one-of-a-kind textiles, all hand-made from naturally dyed silk and cotton. I ...

THE JURY

Our incredible jury of local artists (with national reputations) will select award winners in each artistic discipline, and award a grand prizes for Best of Show. Award winners will be announced the morning of September 8.

MEET THE JURY

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