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Join us in 2022 for the 24th Bethesda Row Arts Festival, the Washington, DC area’s premier outdoor fine arts festival. Over 180 artists from around the country will showcase their incredible works of painting, drawing, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fabric, glass, ceramics, and other mediums.

October 8, 2022
October 9, 2022

Bethesda Row

Apply to Participate

$60 application fee.

The festival attracts high income attendees from the Washington, DC Metro Area, and the surrounding suburbs of Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Upper Northwest. The three mile radius around the Festival has an average household income of $196,910, making it one of the nation’s most affluent and educated art marketplaces.

The event is promoted through a targeted and integrated marketing plan, which includes a comprehensive social media and internet campaign, magazine and newspaper advertising, postcards and posters, and radio promotion. Our public relation firm works with the local chamber of commerce and urban district to engage the community, and reach out to new audiences.

What participating artists liked about Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Enjoyed the engaging crowd. And the great weather.

Application Now Open on Zapp.

Deadline May 31.

Artists will be announced on June 30.

Apply Now

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

2021 Winners

  1. Fiber - Decorative
    Winner: BEST IN SHOW ($2,000 prize), and Best in Category
    Jennifer McBrienI use freehand-machine and hand embroidery with appliqué techniques on found, vintage, and certifie...
  2. Ceramics
    Winner: Overall Second Place ($1,500 prize), and Best in Category
    Luis Enrique GutierrezMy ceramic sculpture is a blending of my Nicoyan Indian heritage and my contemporary innovations.
  3. Ceramics
    Winner: Overall Third Place ($1,000 prize)
    Jarjour PotteryBashar Jarjour and Roula JarjourVessels are wheel thrown. Most of them are hand carved. Glazed with brush. Fired in gas kiln with re...
  4. Glass
    Winner: Best in Category
    David BenyosefHand Blown Glass. Venetian inspired
  5. Drawing/Pastels
    Winner: Best in Category
    Bill DonnellyClose focus drawings of landscapes using wax crayon on paper
  6. Fiber - Wearable
    Winner: Best in Category
    Uzo EzekwudoI use 100% cotton muslin cloth to create loose fitting comfortable clothes, hand paint intricate pat...
  7. Mixed Media 2D
    Winner: Best in Category
    Amanda OutcaltI create shaped intaglio copper plates that I make through a process of drawing, etching, and sawing...
  8. Digital Art
    Winner: Best in Category
    Greg GordonAll reproduced numbered limited-edition images, from original digital file, using my large format pr...
  9. Watercolor
    Winner: Best in Category
    William Kwamena-PohWatercolor scenes of Ghana, W. Africa, my home country, using the dry brush technique
  10. Graphics & Printmaking
    Winner: Best in Category
    Sunny MullarkeyI create intricately carved linocuts printed on unryu paper, which I mount to birch panel, creating ...
  11. Mixed Media 3D
    Winner: Best in Category
    Chris Rom + Geoff BuddieOur interactive artwork - made with wood+milk paint, paint on paper, rubber, metal, and other humble...
  12. Oil/Acrylic
    Winner: Best in Category
    Patrick SeufertAll of my work is painted on canvas and is custom framed. I do not paint over top of photos, everyth...
  13. Jewelry
    Winner: Best in Category
    Oliver SchnoorI am a contemporary jewelry artist that uses traditional metalsmithing techniques as well as modern ...
  14. Photography
    Winner: Best in Category
    Andrew Sovjani PhotographyAndrew SovjaniI use alchemy in a hybrid analog/digital technique to create chemically altered prints from B&W film
  15. Wood
    Winner: Best in Category
    J. C. Sterling fine furnitureJohn SterlingContemporary furniture made using responsibly sourced hardwoods. Constructed using traditional joine...
  16. Sculpture
    Winner: Best in Category
    Lila Turjanski-VillardIn this technique, the sculptures have layers of different materials such as a wire armature and pap...
  17. Metalwork
    Winner: Best in Category
    Mike Sluder MetalworksMike SluderI use the age-old lost wax casting process to create contemporary bronze vessels and sculptures.

Application Now Open on Zapp.

Deadline May 31.

Artists will be announced on June 30.

Apply Now