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Executive Director Newsletter 4/6

On behalf of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and William G. Baker Jr., Memorial Fund, it is my honor to announce the 2021 Baker Artist Awardees. In order to serve a greater number of artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, six artists from each of the six award categories have been awarded prizes of $2500 each. These 36 incredible artists were selected by an anonymous jury of local and national professionals from the Baker Artist Portfolios website.

As is true every year, their selections were based on excellence in three areas: mastery of craft, depth of artistic exploration, and a unique vision.

Over the next several months, these awardees will be featured in virtual awardee showcases, as well as a special episode of Maryland Public Television’s Artworks program, hosted by past Baker Awardee Wendel Patrick.

Congratulations to all of the 2021 Baker Artist Awardees:

Film/ Video
Khalid Ali, Eric Cotten, Dina Fiascorano, Chung Wei Huang, Corey Hughes, Jonna McKone

Rahne Alexander, ellen cherry, Hoesy Corona, Katherine Fahey, Strikeware Collective, Pamela Woolford

Abdu Ali, Lura Johnson, Outcalls Band, Meng Su, Letitia VanSant, Von Vargas

Anna Fitzgerald, Colette Krogol, Lola B. Pierson, Glenn Ricci, Vincent Thomas,Allen Xing

Visual Arts
Larry Poncho Brown, Mina Cheon, Christine Neill, Ernest Shaw, Rene Trevino, McKinley Wallace

Literary Arts
Maria Adelmann, James Arthur, Kathy Flann, Elizabeth Hazen, Pat Montley

Congratulations to these extraordinary artists! You can click here to explore all of the Baker Artist Portfolios!

Happy Tuesday, indeed!


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