For more information on the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, please visit www.bethesda.org.


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking applications from artists to rent studio space at the new Triangle Art Studios, located at 7711 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD in the Cheval Bethesda Condominiums. 

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and be residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia to qualify for studio space.

Triangle Art Studios has three available art studios that may be shared by two artists or rented by an individual artist.  Rent is inclusive of all utilities including power, WiFi, security system with alarm, etc.   Each individual studio has its own HVAC unit, restroom, utility sink and front door which opens directly onto the paseo.   All studios are for work purposes only and non-residential.  

The studio sizes and prices are as follows:

Studio B, 485 square feet,  $890/month

Studio C, 535 square feet, $985/month

Studio D, 465 square feet, $855/month


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District will review the applications and select the Triangle Art Studios artists. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected no later than August 17, 2018. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.


TO APPLY
Complete this application and submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity

QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 27, 2018.


 Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District produces high quality artistic and cultural programming that benefits residents, businesses and tourists and supports the community’s growth and vitality. Events produced by the Arts & Entertainment District highlight local artists, writers and performers and provide them a venue to show their work in the community. These programs include Studio B, Gallery B, Paint the Town, The Trawick Prize, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Play in a Day, Bethesda Film Fest and Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Additionally, the Bethesda Urban Partnership produces the Local Writer's Showcase, Taste of Bethesda, Imagination Bethesda and Winter Wonderland as well as promotes downtown Bethesda as a dining, shopping and arts destination. 

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership manage Gallery B in downtown Bethesda. This gallery is available to artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals.

Rental Fees:
$1,200 for a 4-week exhibition

All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition. 


Requirements of Gallery Rental
All artists or arts organizations are required to:
• Manage gallery hours of Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm.
• Be open on the 2nd Friday of the month from 6-8pm
• Insure your own artwork.
• Install and de-install all artwork.


Gallery B Promotion
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership
will promote all gallery exhibitions on Bethesda.org,  in the Bethesda Urban
Partnership Events Calendar, on social media as well as reach out to local print and online media.


Both solo and group exhibition opportunities are available. To be considered for an exhibition in 2019, please complete the following application.

 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with Southern Management and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces a new public art mural project with Triangle Towers located at 4853 Cordell Ave in downtown Bethesda, MD. 

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking proposals from artists who are 18 years of age or older and residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia. Artists must have prior experience with the design and installation of large scale murals and are asked to submit a detailed, site-specific proposal for the Triangle Towers Mural. 


PROJECT DETAILS
The Triangle Towers Norfolk Avenue facade designated for the public mural is approximately 70 feet wide and 100 feet tall. Click here for the pdf of photos and measurements.


PROJECT STIPEND
$50,000 will be provided to the selected artist. This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses.  Necessary lifts and scaffolding will be provided and associated fees will not be the responsibility of the selected artist.


PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
Artist is required to use a paint specific to outdoor wall/concrete use such as Keim, SherKryl, NovaColor by Artex or Golden Artist Colors, etc. The artwork should be suitable for outside elements and change in temperature and as impervious to vandalism as possible, requiring little or no maintenance. 

Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older and resident(s) of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

Artists will be expected to carry their own general liability insurance and work at their own risk. 


 PROJECT TIMELINE

All applicants are asked to submit a detailed, site-specific proposal for the Triangle Towers Mural by September 1, 2018

A final artist(s) will be chosen to complete the project and will be notified before September 15, 2018.

The final project must be completed by November 1, 2018, and within four weeks of the start date.  The artist or team of artists will coordinate their work schedule with the Bethesda Urban Partnership.

* All dates are subject to change. 

  

 Questions? Call 301-215-6660 or email artist@bethesda.org

 

Bethesda Urban Partnership