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Executive Director's Letter February 25th 2020

February 25th 2020

It’s that time of year when I have the distinct pleasure of announcing the 2020 Baker Artist Awards finalists!

The following 30 artists were selected from nearly 800 individuals who created a Baker Artist Portfolio in 2019, the program’s 12th year. An anonymous jury of accomplished artists and professionals zeroed in on portfolios that exemplify excellence in three areas: mastery of craft, artistic excellence, and a unique vision. Drum roll please!

2020 Baker Artist Award Finalists by Category:


Maria Adelmann, Pat Montley, Timmy Reed, Pamela Woolford, Jung Yun


Amy Oden, Matthew Porterfield, Lynn Tomlinson, Chung Wei-Huang


Abdu Ali, Andrew Bernstein, Ami Dang, Lura Johnson, Outcalls, Meng Su


Laura Amuseesn, Ellen Cherry, Hosey Corona, FORCE, Phylicia Ghee


Anna Fitzgerald, Ryan Johnson, Lola B. Pierson, Glenn Ricci, Allen Xing,


Larry Poncho Brown, Michael Kirby,Christine Neill, Lauren Schott, René Treviño, Susan Waters-Eller

The 2020 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced in the spring, where one artist from each discipline will receive a $10,000 prize, and one of those six artists will receive an additional $30,000 prize. Finalists have been invited to participate in a variety of showcases that will take place throughout Baltimore in the coming months. Stay tuned for these, and an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art this fall.

Give yourself a treat by clicking through to the artist portfolio links above.

All my best,


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