By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, September 12, 2014
The four winners of this year’s Trawick Prize, the Bethesda--based contemporary art award established in 2003 by businesswoman Carol Trawick, were announced earlier this month at Gallery B, where an exhibition of work by the nine finalists is ongoing. Neil Feather, whose practice consists of designing and building experimental musical instruments, won the $10,000 best--in--show prize. It capped a good summer for the Baltimore artist, who also took home $25,000 this July as winner of the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. A reception to celebrate the artists will be held at Gallery B on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
The other Trawick winners include sculptor Lisa Dillin ($2,000); Martine Workman, who makes drawings and zines ($1,000); and photographer Larry Cook ($1,000). You can see more work by Cook, who was honored with the Trawick’s “Young Artist” award, at his solo exhibition, “Looking Black at Me,” at the University of Maryland’s Stamp Gallery, which will host a reception and artist talk Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.