Baker Artist Awards 2011
From September 7, 2011 — October 2, 2011
The BMA celebrates the Baker Artist Awards with an exhibition of works by the three Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners: visual artist Gary Kachadourian, performance artist Audrey Chen, and beatboxer and vocal percussionist Shodekeh. Recipients of 18 $1,000 b-grants will also have the opportunity to exhibit their works at the BMA. The exhibition will culminate in a free late night closing party on Saturday, October 1.
This year, 696 Baltimore-area artists submitted their work to the competition at www.bakerartistawards.org. The three winners of the $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes were selected by a private jury of national experts.
The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund established the Baker Artist Awards in 2008-2009 and the b-grants in 2010-2011 to recognize Baltimore’s artists and engage regional, national, and international audiences in supporting these artists’ work. All Baltimore-area artists working in any creative discipline are encouraged to register, exhibit their work, promote the site to friends, and compete for the Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes.
Organization: The Baker Artist Awards is a program of The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund created to honor individual artists who live and work in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties. Organized by Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer.