The Trawick Prize 20th Anniversary Emerald Award

February 4 – March 19, 2023

Celebrating the 20th year of the Trawick Prize, this exhibition displays select work of winning artists from past competitions.

James Reick, Close Your Eyes, 2021

James Rieck, Close Your Eyes, 2021. Oil on canvas with acrylic florescent mounted on shaped panel, 30 x 30 inches. Private collection.

Exhibition Overview

The Trawick Prize is a regional contemporary art award that began in 2002 to recognize and support local DC, Maryland, and Virginia artists. The competition’s founder and funder, Carol Trawick, is a longtime community activist from Bethesda who continuously strives to uplift the breadth of creative energy emanating from the DMV art world. 

The exhibition features artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, painting, mixed media, film, and more. Works from artists such as Neil Feather, Jiha Moon, Jo Smail, and many others will be displayed in the galleries. Themes span a range of concepts important to each artist from race, oppression, and genealogy to culture, humanity, and emotion to name a few. 

In the words of Carol Trawick “there is no need to travel to see great art, there are numerous talented artists right in our backyard!” 

Featured artists:

  • Lauren Adams 
  • WonJung Choi 
  • Richard Cleaver 
  • Larry Cook 
  • Oletha Devane 
  • Neil Feather 
  • Mia Feuer 
  • Caroline Hatfield 
  • Lillian Hoover 
  • Gary Kachadourian 
  • Cecilia Kim 
  • Maggie Michael 
  • Jonathan Monaghan 
  • Jiha Moon 
  • David Page 
  • James Rieck 
  • Jo Smail 
  • Lomax & Wickerham
Maggie Michael, Tree Vision with Serpent, No Eve, Fear of Fire, 2022.

Maggie Michael, Tree Vision with Serpent, No Eve, Fear of Fire, 2022. Ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Jonathan Monaghan, Den of Wolves, 2020.

Jonathan Monaghan, Den of Wolves, 2020. Video projection, 19-minute loop. Edition of 3, 1 AP. Courtesy of bitforms gallery.