Can you believe its that time again?
It seems like just yesterday that the 2018 Baker Artist Awardees were announced, kicking off 10 years of celebrating excellence for the Baker program! And now we find ourselves just moments away from launching the 2019 season in less than a week! As in the two previous years, in 2019 we will be awarding one $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize per discipline (6 total), and one of these awardees will be selected to receive an additional $30,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, for a total of $40,000 -- the largest art prize in the region! Artists will have until Monday, December 17th to create or update their portfolios to be eligible for one of this year's awards. We are currently planning a series of info and working sessions over the next three months for artists who wish to receive instruction and tips on using the site, as well as hands-on technical assistance. Stay tuned for the full schedule of these sessions!
This year, to honor our 10 years of celebrating excellence, we are introducing several new exhibitions and programs. In November, all visual artists with an active portfolio will be invited to hang one piece of artwork at the Peale in our "Off The Web" exhibition. And in Spring 2019, we will host a 10-year retrospective exhibition at Maryland Art Place!
And mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 12th, to be one of the first to see the new exhibition of the 2017 and 2018 Awardees at the Baltimore Museum of Art, featuring the work of Abraham Burickson, Sara Dittrich, David Marion & Amy Sherald. This special evening will also feature presentations from 2018 Awardees in Performing, Music, Film and Literary Arts: Lafayette Gilchrist, Dora Malech, Margaret Rorison, and Lisi Stoessel. The event will take place from 6pm - 9pm, and is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for updates on these and other exciting Baker programming.
Until then, enjoy the final moments of summer!