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Baker Artist Awards 2014 & 2015

From September 16, 2015 — November 15, 2015

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The 2014 and 2015 winners of the $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize present works that delight the senses and stimulate serious reflection. Some of their latest creations will be on view as well as pieces from their winning nominations on The winners are:


  • Chris Bathgate, a self-taught machinist sculptor
  • Todd Marcus, a bass clarinetist and composer
  • Brent Crothers, a sculptor who uses recycled materials


  • Eric Dyer, an artist, filmmaker, and experimental animator
  • Paul Rucker, a visual artist, composer, and musician
  • Wendel Patrick, a composer and music producer

The exhibition will also feature examples of works by the six $5,000 b-grant winners from 2014 and 2015: Jowita Wyszomirska, Ed Gross, David Paul Bacharach, Renée Rendine, Dominique Zeltzman, and Timmy Reed.

The Baker Artist Awards were created to support artists and promote Baltimore as a strong creative community. Through a sophisticated online portfolio of artists’ work and significant monetary prizes to award the winners, the Baker Artist Awards serves artists of all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The website and awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund in 2008, and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Please be aware, this exhibition includes content that some visitors may find disturbing. Please also be advised that the visual effects used in the second gallery may disturb visitors who are sensitive to flashing lights.

Organized by

Helene Grabow, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art

Supported by

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

The 2014 and 2015 winners of the $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize present arresting and poignant examples of their works—diverse in subject matter and media.

Baker Artist Awards