Bettie Awards

The 2018 Bettie Awards

The following is a list of the 2018 Bettie Award finalists. Their artwork was selected by a group of judges for inclusion in the 2018 Bettie Award Exhibit that was on view March 3-29, 2018. A separate group of Delaplaine instructors selected one work of art from among these finalists. The winning artist, Caleb Spencer was named “The 2018 Bettie Award Winner” and received a $1,000 prize at the opening reception.

The 2018 Bettie Award Winner
Caleb Spencer
Tuscarora High School
Self Portrait

Judges’ Honorable Mention
Shannon May McGoey
Linganore High School
Art Nouveau Comb
brass, copper

People’s Choice
Rachael Moravansky
Linganore High School
Crow Bar


Lily Wegher Chalkley
Frederick High School
Character Inventory
pen and ink

Hannah Elliott
Middletown High School
Black Bath

Grace E Griffin
Middletown High School
Human Nature

Julia Laug
Urbana High School
Bottle Tree

Anna McClatchie
Walkersville High School
Cinque Terre

Tyler Schlossnagle
Urbana Highschool
Eye of the Tiger

Emily Tang
Frederick High School
Blue Hyacinth
colored pencil

Alexa Tucker
Tuscarora High School
Still Life – Everyday Objects

Visitors were invited to vote for their favorite work of art from among the Bettie Award Finalists on exhibit during the month of March. Rachael Moravansky received the most votes and was named “The 2018 Bettie Award People’s Choice Winner.”


Bettie Gold copy

Bettie Award Information

Bettie Delaplaine was a lifelong supporter of the arts in Frederick County, Maryland. Her strong belief in the importance of the arts in our community, and the importance of supporting young emerging artists, have inspired The Delaplaine Arts Center to create the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award for Young Artists in her honor. The award program will be an annual event run in March, nationally recognized as Youth Art Month.

Prize money for the Bettie Award is sponsored in part by a generous gift from the Frederick County Art Association.

To download a PDF click here: 2018 Bettie Award Application Guidelines

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