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Baker Artist Awards 2016

From July 31, 2016 — September 11, 2016

The BMA celebrates the 2016 Baker Artist Awards with a multi-disciplinary exhibition showcasing examples of works by winners of the prestigious prizes. This year's exhibition in the May Galleries features the work of visual artist Joyce J. Scott, winner of the $50,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize and literary artist Jen Grow, winner of the $20,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winner. Also featured are the winners of three $5,000 prizes: performing artist Naoko Maeshiba, filmmaker Matt Porterfield and visual artist Bill Schmidt.

Winners of the Baker Artist Awards are selected from over 700 artists who create portfolio's of their work on the Baker Artist portfolio website. Participation in the portfolio site and awards is open to artists of all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties.

The Baker Artist portfolios and associated awards were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community.

A public reception will be held on Wednesday, September 7th, from 6PM - 9PM. This special event will also feature performances, readings, and films in the BMA Auditorium.

Organized by

The exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistant Helene Grabow with Curatorial Assistant Morgan Dowty. The Baker Artist Awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Supported by

This exhibition is generously funded by The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.

A beaded and glass sculpture of a woman.

Joyce J. Scott. War Baby. 2014‑2015. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Courtesy of Goya Contemporary, BMA R.17773.2. ©Joyce J. Scott